Mrs. Emma Lou Dycks, 79, of 109 B. King Ave., Ozark, died Sunday, July 7, 2002.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday July 9, 2002, at the Church of God By Faith in Ozark, with the Rev. J.C. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark City Cemetery in Ozark with Ozark Memorial Chapel Inc., directing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Gill; son, Randall Gill; daughter, Margaret Outlaw; and brother, Cullen Strickland.
Survivors include one daughter, June Johnson of Ozark; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton Earl Gill and Betty of Ozark, Jimmy E. Gill and Margaret of Eufaula, and Mike Gill of Ozark; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mr. Joe Monk, 88, of Newton, Ala., died Friday afternoon, July 5, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. David Willis and the Rev.. Ray Preston officiating. Burial will follow in the Newton City Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. The family requests that memorials be given to the Wiregrass Hospice, 980-D
Andrews .Ave., Ozark, Ala., 36360.
Mr. Monk was a native of Dale County and was engaged in farming, saw-milling and carpentry work. He was a member of the Newton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Monk of Newton; two daughters, Charlotte Phillips of Tulsa, Okla., and Judi Lovinggood of Newton; two sons, Charles Monk of Tuscaloosa and Danny Monk of Montevallo, Ala.; two step-daughters, Sue Fisher of Echo, Ala., and Vivian Preston of Ozark; one step-son, Edward Woodham of Ozark; five sisters, Ruby Key of Abbeville, Grace Isler of Dothan, Lavadous Kline of Ozark, Hazel Sewell of Millbrook, and Rachel Stevenson of Daleville; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Hazan Monk, Stamler Monk, Kliss Monk, Sloan Monk, Slade Monk, Derek Smith, Josh Fisher and Kassel Coon.
Mrs. Gladys Matthews Stanford, 90, of South Edgewood Drive, Dothan, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at her home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2002, from Westview Memorial Cemetery, interment will follow with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home parlors from 5 p.m. today, until time to depart for the service on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. this evening.
Mrs. Stanford was a native of Dale County living in Elba for 20 years before moving to Dothan in 1972. She was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God church.
Mrs. Stanford was preceded in death by her husband, B. T. Stanford, sisters, Grace Cobb, and Irene Mallory her brother Comer Matthews and son- in-law Jack Kemp.
Survivors include her daughter, Pat Kemp, Dothan. One brother Earl Matthews and his wife Doris, Ozark. Two grandsons Stan Kemp and his wife Dawn, Dothan and Michael Kemp, Tuscaloosa. Two great grandchildren, Daniel and Alicia Kemp also of Tuscaloosa.
Shirley Ann "Sam" Mitchell Pacheco, 52 of Ozark died from an extended, courageous battle with cancer at her home, Tuesday, July 2, 2002.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4 2002, at the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral home with the Rev. Ken Robinson officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2002.
Mrs. Pacheco was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived in Ozark since 1954. She was a graduate of Wallace Community College Nursing program. She served as an LPN with Dr. Norman Holman in Ozark for several years and was currently employed with the Ozark Nursing Home. She was Nurse of the Year in 2001 at Ozark Nursing Home.
She was a wonderful wife, daughter, mother and friend. She will be greatly missed.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Tony Pacheco of Ozark, Ala.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry D.W. and Val Smith of Ozark; two sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Myers, and Brian K. and JoAnn Myers of Ozark; parents, Bill and Nellie Durden Bright of Ozark; a sister, Kathy Bright of Ozark; a brother James Bright of Ozark; grandchildren, Stormi Myers, Joseph Walker, Shelby Smith, Ethan Smith, Torey Myers, and Thomas Myers; niece, Suzanne Dunn; uncles, Marvin Bright and Floyd Bright Jr. of Tunnel Hill, Ga.
Evangelist Lillie Ruth Williams, 75, of Ozark died Sunday morning June 30, 2002, at her home after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 5 at Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Willie Mac Williams, Bishop Richard Williams and Rev. Joseph Ellington officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Fuqua- Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, July 4, from 1-4 p.m. Mrs. Williams will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Friday.
Mrs. Williams was a native and lifelong resident of Dale County and a member of the Easter Star, Queen of Friendship Lodge #259. She was an evangelist and member of New Jerusalem Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Fred Williams; parents Sylvester "Bud" Williams and Alma Lee Harper Williams and a brother.
Survivors include six daughters and four sons-in- laws: Blondell and Thomas Grubbs, Ozark; Alma R. and Ronald Cuffy, Huntsville; Mamie D. Gissendanner, Ozark; Arlene Ware, Ozark; Magdalene and Dennis Woods, Daleville; Lesa and Samuel Crittenden, Ozark; four sons and three daughters-in-law: Thomas L. and Levon Williams, Ozark; Sylvester and Bernice Williams, Ozark; LeRay and Marilyn M. Williams, Ozark; Willie Lee Williams, Ozark; three sisters: Mary Lee McRay and Alline Jackson, both of Rochester, N.Y.; Denora Babbs, Buffalo, N.Y.; four brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; 36 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.
Mr. Eleck Harkai, 82, of Ozark died Friday June 28, 2002, at Oakview Manor Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2002 at St. John's Catholic Church with Father Chuck McCabe officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A rosary will be held at 7:30 today at the Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Harkai was a native of Michigan having lived in Ozark for the past several years. He was retired from Motor Co. Inc. after 28 years of service. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Helen I. Harkai of Ozark; three daughters, Beverly White of Newark, Ohio, Celeste Bamer of Twinsburgh, Ohio, and Janet Weaver of Ozark; one son, Duke Salay of Luverne, Ala.; two brothers, John Harkai of Tennessee and Irv Enedy of Michigan; nine grandchildren, Jimmy Neaver, Jackie Saul, Angela Dennis, Daniel Salay Denise Henderson, Grace Ann Wagner, Jimmy White, Gwenn Stefancin and Kimberly Russo; nine great-grandchildren, Jennifer Henderson, Amber Henderson, Briann Henderson, Kristen Saul, Lorena Saul, Jacob Whittington, Travis Dennis, Logan Dennis and Elizabeth Russo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to St. John's Catholic Church, 709 Camilla Ave., Ozark, Ala., 36360 or to Alzheimer's Resource Center, 246 Montgomery Hwy., Dothan, Ala., 36301.
James Walker Perkins, 28 of Santa Rosa, Calif. (formerly of Dothan, Ala) died Thursday, June 27, 2002, in Santa Rosa.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark.
Mrs. Marianne Berry, 51, of Ozark, died early Thursday morning, June 27, 2002, at Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will by at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Shepard officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Berry was a native of Munich, Germany having lived in the Ozark area since 1984. She was currently the manager of Church's Chicken in Dothan and had served as the manager of the Ozark location for several years.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Darryl Berry of Ozark; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Yolanda Berry of Ozark, Ala. and Raimund and Teresa Berry of Enterprise, Ala.; one daughter, Shakia Berry of Ozark, Ala.; mother, Anna Tottermann of Munich, Ge many; one sister and brother-in-law, Danielle Mies and Gunther Mies of Munich, Germany; 11 grandchildren, Christopher Berry, Quenton Miller, Kianna Berry, Javon Bell, Dominque Klein, Myles Klein, Devon Berry, Keith Baggett, Kobe Baggett, Danielle Berry and Marcus Klein; mother-in-law, Ruth Berry of Ariton, Ala.; special family friend, Helmut Bader of Munich, Germany; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mrs. Hettie L. Woodham, 85, died Wednesday morning June 26, 2002, in Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 2 .m. Friday, June 28, 2002 p Mt. Carmel United from Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Walter Reeder and the Reverend David Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. today, June 27, 2002, until one hour prior to service time on Friday when it will be in the church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening.
Mrs. Woodham was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and was preceded in by her husband, Hoyt Woodham, her son Edwin Woodham, one grandson, and one great grandson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and James Warren Griggs, Ozark, daughter-in-law, Janice Woodham, Ozark, four grandchildren, Delores Collins and her husband, Michael, Edna Donaldson, Jeff Woodham and his wife Deana, and Tammy Parmer and her husband, James, all of Ozark, one sister-in-law, Mary Marott, Ozark. Seven Great grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Lucille Andrews Whitman, 93, of Ozark, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in Extendicare in Dothan following her stay the past seven years.
Information concerning the funeral services, which will be Friday, June 21, 2002, may be obtained by calling Holman Funeral Home in Ozark, 774-5348.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Friday with the family-receiving friends during this hour. Mrs. Whitman was born in Dale County, where the Fort Rucker Golf Course stands today. She has lived in Ozark since her marriage to her late husband, Oree Whitman, and was a member of Ozark Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by one sister, Lola Dean, Enterprise.
Survivors include five daughters, Merle Ezell and her husband, Buddy Ozark; Elizabeth Helms, Ozark; Doria Creel, Dothan; Maurine Kirkland, Dothan and Helen Vaughn and her husband, Donald, Enterprise; one sister, Lois Powers, Ewell; one brother, A.B. Andrews, Clayhatchee, and several nieces and nephews. Thirteen grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren also survive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 980-D East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mr. Jessie Leahman "June" Dean, Jr., 81, of Ozark, died late Wednesday evening June 19, 2002 at home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, from Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Hospice Chaplain officiating. Interment will follow in Ariton Cemetery Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 6 p.m. tonight until service time on Saturday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight.
Mr. Dean was a native of Barbour County where he lived until making Dale County his home.
He is survived by cousins: Bobby Ammons, Laura Allen, and Zackary Ammons, Ozark, Linda Dean, Ariton, Jimmy Dean, Largo, Florida, Marcus Field, South Carolina, Jeanell Brent, Oklahoma City, Nell Att- away Largo, Florida, and Pat Willoughby, Pensacola, Florida; Jessie Leahman "June" Dean.
Mrs. Willie Sujett Burns-Smith, 93, of Ozark died June 18, 2002.
The funeral was held June 22, 2002, at First Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. S.C. Jackson officiating.
Mrs. Burns-Smith was born to the late Raymond and Mary Frances Burns on June 21, 1908, in Columbus, Ga. She completed her early education at Spencer High School in Columbus and earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alabama State University. She taught in several county school systems and the Ozark City School System at the former D.A. Smith Elementary School. Here, she organized and established the following "firsts:" lunchroom program, home economics department and library. She also served as supervisor of the lunchroom and elementary department as well as secretary to the principal. At her retirement, Mrs. Burns-Smith had taught more than 40 years.
While teaching in Pike County, she met the late D.A. Smith of Newville. They were married on Sept. 18, 1927.
Mrs. Burns-Smith was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church where she served as secretary of the Decorating Club, a member of the Organ Club, Missionary Circle, Deaconess Board, Boosters' Club and the Senior Choir.
She was a founder-charter member and librarian of the Daffodil Garden Club in Ozark, secretary of the Les Belle Amies and Public Welfare Committee, chairwoman of the City Federation of Women's Clubs, president and treasurer of the Progressive Study Club, secretary of the Pride of Alabama Chapter 60, Order of the Eastern Star, member of the Ladies Aid Missionary Society, Court of Calanthes, Heroines of Jericho, Golden Circle, Bet Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 21 st Century Club, and Parent Teacher Association.
Mrs. Burns-Smith assumed leadership responsibilities in many civic campaigns, such as the March of Dimes and National Peanut Festival. She was a member of the Alabama State University Ozark-Dale County Retired Teachers Alumni, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Ozark Retired Senior Volunteer Program. As den mother of a Boy Scout troop, she received a service award. In 1963 she was named Teacher of the Year. In 1983, the Ozark Hospitality Club recognized Smith for her contributions to our community. On Feb. 17, 1984, the Ozark Voters League honored her as Woman of the Year as a retired teacher and civic leader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Alfred Smith, and a daughter, Gloria Tucker.
Survivors include three grandsons, Jeffrey Tucker of Slocomb, Walter Tucker of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rodney Smith of Los Angeles, Calif; two granddaughters: Verona Eaton of Atlanta, Ga., and Tiffany Porter of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
James Mitchell (Tump) Tomlin, 82, of Ozark died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
The funeral was held Thursday, June 20, 2002, at Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Hart officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Mr. Tomlin was a native of the Pleasant Grove community and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bama Paramore Tomlin and Lunie Tomlin.
Survivors include one brother, Joseph Tomlin of Ozark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 1124 County Road 11, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mr. Patrick Alan "Sonny" Parker 57, of Midland City died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at his home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday June 22, 2002 at Midland City United Methodist Church with the Revs. Gillis Crenshaw and Walter Reeder officiating. Burial will follow in Midland City Cemetery, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday June 21, 2002 at the church. At other times, the family will be at the Veranda House in Midland City.
Mr. Parker was born January 10, 1945 to the late Henry and Louise Parker and was the youngest of 15 children. He was a graduate of Midland City High School and Wallace College and was an outstanding football player in high school and the U.S. Army He served in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972 in Okinawa. He was a member of Midland City United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronnie, Jerry, George, Harry and Joe Bob Parker; sisters, Jane Whites and Jean Bonin.
Survivors include one daughter, Allandra Parker Kitchens, Houston, Texas; one son, Scott Parker Bodein, Dalton, Ga.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Al Brockett, Midland City; Nell and Richard Powell and Shirley and Olen Dean, all of Houston, Texas; four hrothers and three sisters-in-law, Richard Stough Parker, Midland City; Ben and Janie Parker Houston, Texas; Douglas and Twylia Parker and Don and Phyllis Parker, Midland City; two grandchildren, Dillon Bodein, Dalton, Ga., and Hunter Kitchens, Houston, Texas; 47 nieces and nephews, special friend, Jo Faust, Ozark, also survive.
Pallbearers will be Danny Bonin, Britt Brockett, Brad Brockett, Phillip Parker Konnie Parker and Chris Brockett.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Midland City United Methodist Church, PO. Box .376, Midland City, Ala. 36350.
Mr. Bobby Jack Sammons, 64, of Newton, died Monday, June 17, 2002, in a Dothan hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A. M. Wednesday, June 19, 2002, from the Newton Baptist Church with the Reverend Kris Mullis and the Reverend Al Norris officiating. Interment will follow in Newton City Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 6:00 P M. Tuesday June 18, 2002 until one hour prior to service time on Wednesday, when it will be in the Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. Tuesday evening.
Mr. Sammons was a native of Geneva County having grown up in Clayhatchee, and moved to Newton in 1961. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for 42 years until his retirement with the maintenance contractors at Fort Rucker, 25 of those years with the Flatiron Medivac Unit. He owned and operated Sammons Aviation Maintenance for the past 20 years. Mr. Sammons was a member of the Newton Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jessica Collier Sammons, Newton; two sons, Jack Sammons and Bobby Sammons, Newton; one grandson; one sister, Margarite Porter, New Orleans; two nephews, Jack Porter, New Orleans; and Mike Porter, Orange, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Newton Baptist Church, P O. Box 97, Newton, Alabama 36352.
Cathy M. Davis, 56, of Smyna, Tenn., (formerly of Newton) died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at her residence.
Graveside entombment services with Eastern Star Rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Newton City Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Murfreesboro, 301 N. Union Street, Suite 101, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37130.
Mrs. Davis, daughter of Edgar and Dora Turner, was born May 2 1946, in Newton, and resided there until 1963. She moved to Cortland, Ohio, and graduated from Lakeview Local High School in 1964. She received the Certified Transportation Broker designation and was very active in the business and industry community where she received many awards. She was founder and President of MCD Transportation, Inc., esteemed member of the transportation industry succumbed after battling cancer more than five years ago.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna J. Wood and her hus band, Greg, Dionne R. Kegley and her husband, Billy, all of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three granddaughters, Shana. and Sherra Williams and Samantha Brown; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Howell and her husband, William, Ozark, and Patsy Cooper and her husband, Robert Seymour, Tenn.; brother and sister-in- law, Robert (Don) Turner and his wife, Edith, Ozark; several nieces, nephews, and many devoted friends also survive.
John Jennings Brock, 83, of Elamville, died Friday, June 14, 2002, in Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Alabaster, following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, from Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Kenneth Earles officiating. Interment followed in Pea River Cemetery near Clio, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Mr. Brock was a native of Barbour County and grew up in Elamville where he attended the Elamville Assembly of God Church. He worked with Civil Service at Fort Rucker with the Civil Engineering Department as a Plumbing Supervisor for 30 years until his retirement. Mr. Brock then was self-employed until his death. Hunting and fishing were his favorite hobbies.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Hankinson Brock, Elamville; two sons and daughters-in-law, John C. and Joyce Brock, Crestview, Florida, and Duane A. and Christina Brock, Alabaster; grandchildren, Amy Brock, David Brock, Nathan Brock, Matthew Brock and his fiance, Nicole White, and Michael Brock; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Helen and John Dillard, Dothan, and Elizabeth Thomas, Graceville, Florida; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren and Nicole White.
Pauline Margaret Renfroe, 57, died Monday evening, June 10, 2002, at her home after a long battle with breast cancer.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Ozark. 'The Rev. Martha Cramer will officiate. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark will direct. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Renfroe wanted contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of her life.
Mrs. Renfroe was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Kent, England. She was a native of Ariton since 1994. She was a proud member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Ozark. Mrs. Renfroe was also an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, where she dedicated her life to the cause of finding the cure for cancer. She was able to touch the lives of many cancer victims as the facilitator for the Dale County Support Group. Paula Renfroe will be remembered by all as a caring friend, mother, and wife.
She was preceded in death by her brother, john Taylor. Survivors are her husband, Mike Renfroe of Ariton; two daughters, Nicky Kurz, Atlanta, Ga., and Daniela Renfroe of Ariton; her parents, Harry and Grace Taylor of Poole, England.
Mrs. Myrtle R. Foote, age 85, a resident of Longstreet Community, died Sunday June 9, 2002, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday June 11, 2002, at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at her home 2531 County Road 38, Ozark, Ala.
Mrs. Foote was a native of Dale County and was a lifelong member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She retired after 25 years of employment with Judy Bond Inc. After retirement, she volunteered as a foster grandparent, working with children in the Ozark Public Schools. She was also an active volunteer with the Dale County Senior Citizens. She was known as "Granny" to many community children.
Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Durwood and Maria Foote Brownsville, Texas, Wayne and Maria Foote, Opelika, Ala., Murray and Mary Ann Foote, Newton, Ala., Howard Foote, East Hartford, Conn., and Eddie and Monica Foote, Ozark, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Pearl Williams, Ozark, Ala.