Jason Horen, 22, of Ozark died Sunday April 21, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Ozark Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Quincey Bearden, 487 Skipperville Rd., Ozark, Ala. Jason will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Jason was born in Kentucky and was a 1999 graduate of Carroll High School. He had a love for music and was a member of the Carroll High Jazz Band; Concert Band; Marching Band; the Pit Orchestra for the Carroll High School Musicals and was section leader and first chair from his sophomore year through his senior year. He was employed with Road Mart Tires in Midland City Ala. He was a member of the Ozark Baptist church, where he was a member of the church orchestra.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers and grandmother; Howard J. Leamons, Charlotte and William Horen.
Survivors include his mother, Sarah. Horen, Ozark; and his father, David L. Horen, LaGrange; Ga.; two sisters and one brother-in-law Heather L. Horen, Nashville, Tenn.; and Cherie L. and Matthew Schmidt, Zeeland, Mich.; grandmother, Bernice Leamons, Aurora, Colo.; uncle, Jay and Linda Leamons, Brovkland Fark, Minn.; aunts, Patty Leamons and Kathleen Leamons, Aurora, Colo.; and Linda Shrum, Michigan; niece, Hannah Schmidt and nephew, Logan Schmidt, both of Zeeland, Mich.; cousins, Christine Leamons and Taylor Leamons of Brooklyn Park, Minn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials and contributions are asked to be made to: Carroll High School Band Boosters Uniform Fund, PO. Box 1312, Ozark, Ala., 36361.
(SSG Ret. U.S. Army) James M. Barnwell, 76, of Ozark, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Dale Medical Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Main Post Chapel, Ft. Rucker, Ala., with Chaplain Major Sweat and Chaplain Captain Jones officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday April 23, 2002, at the funeral home. SSG Barnwell will be placed in the church one hour prior to services Wednesday.
SSG Barnwell was a native of North Carolina, having lived in Ozark since 1972. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on board the USS Missouri and was present at the signing of the Peace Treaty with Japan. He was retired from the U.S. Army in June 1972. He retired from Civil Service at Fort Rucker in 1986 and was a member of Main Post Chapel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Erwin and Annie T. "Lula" Redden Barnwell; two sisters and 10 brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Ms. Margaret Barnwell, Ozark; one daughter, Candy Watson, Flat Rock, N.C.; three sons, Van Barnwell, Hendersonville, N.C.; James M. Barnwell, Jr., Dothan, Ala. and Walter Barnwell, Hendersonville, N.C..; brother, Joe L. Barnwell, Hendersonville, N.C..; six grand-children; three great-grandchildren; mother-in-law and brother-in-law in Germany and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: USS Missouri Memorial, PO. Box 6339, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96922.
Ret. U.S. Army Sgt. Fredrick Glenn Bennett, 85, of Ozark, died early Saturday morning, April 20, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2002 at the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Hart and Rev. Bill Griggs officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark presiding. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2002 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bennett was a native of Columbus, Miss., having lived in Ozark since 1965. He was retired from the U.S. Army as first sergeant, having served in the Korean Conflict and Okinawa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Cora Tomlinson Bennett; four brothers; one sister; daughter, Patricia Martin; grandson, Freddie Outlaw and a great-granddaughter, Alex Tedder.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Elizabeth Olean Bennett, Ozark; two daughters, Shirley Enfinger, Ozark; and Diane Outlaw, Jasper; seven grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; special nephew and niece; Bill Bennett, Woodstock, Ga.; and Begie Willis, Buchanan, Ga. Mrs. Clara Warren, 78, a resident of Columbus, Ga.; and formerly of Ozark, died Friday April 19, 2002 in Columbus, Ga.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April, 24 2002 at 1 p.m. in the Greater Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Ozark with the Pastor Rev. Washington Virgil and Dr. S.C. Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Trawick Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Kenneth D. Barrett, 69, of Ozark, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2002 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Bill Lindsey officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Mr. Barrett was a native of Jefferson County, having lived in the Wiregrass area since 1966. He was retired from the civil service in 1988 at Fort Rucker as chief of internal review and audit compliance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Friends of the Potters House, c/o James Floyd, P.O. Box 1776, Ozark, Ala. 36361.
Dr. Shelby Rowe Davis, 81 of Ozark, Ala., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Baptist Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 - 2 p.m. Thursday. Family will be at the daughter's home at 167 County Road 66, Ariton, Ala. when they are not at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 291, Ozark, Ala., 36361.
Dr. Davis was born on Feb. 16, 1921 in Pike County, Ala., and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Grady Davis. He was a graduate of Troy High School, and he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from National Chiropractic College, located in Chicago, Ill. A life-long scholar, he received other degrees and certifications from institutions that include: Texas Chiropractic College, Logan College and Parker College. In addition, he received many state and national awards and recognitions for research, community service and his dedication to health and wellness.
During the late 1950's Dr. Davis returned to Alabama and established his practice in Ozark. He maintained an active practice for more than 40 years, until he retired in 1999. Dr. Davis was active member of the Ozark Baptist Church and held leadership roles in various community organizations. A former United States Marine and World War II Veteran, he was active in the VFW and was dedicated to community and philanthropic efforts that offered support to Veterans, children and education.
Dr. Davis leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth McCarver-Davis; and their two children, Mr. Wendell G. Davis of Ozark, and Mrs. Linda Davis-Miller and son-in-law, Mr. David N. Miller of Ariton; grandchildren include, Mr. B.C. Farnham, Mr. and Mrs. Jason S. Miller, Miss Amber L. Miller and Mr. Ashley D. Miller, and Ms. Jeri Holton; great-grandchildren include, Jordan Miller, Elijah Miller, Michael Holton and Mark Holton.
Brothers and sisters include, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Davis the late Mr. and Mrs. James Willoughby, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Davis, the late Mr. Iris Tew and Mrs. Florence Tew, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Graves, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jacobs.
Mr. Joseph K. Lewis, 90 of Ozark, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at Ozark Nursing Facility in Ozark.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at First Missionary Baptist Church on East Andrews Avenue in Ozark with the Rev. Foster and Pastor Dr. S.C. Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Westside Cemetery.
Mrs. Bonnie Beatrice Peavy Bell, 79 of Wynn Road, Ariton, died early Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23 at Ariton United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Universalist Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, 995 S. Union Ave., Ozark.
Mrs. Bell was a native and life-long resident of Ariton and worked with Judy Bond Textile Co. for 20 years until her retirement. She was a member of Ariton United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Peavy and J. P. Bell.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Betty Peavy of Ariton, Terry and Cinda Peavy of Wellington, Ala., and Larry and Beulah Peavy of Ariton; six grandchildren, Jeff Peavy, Nick Peavy, Brian Peavy, Jonathan Peavy, Lori-Leigh Peavy and Rachel Scott; and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. James Travis Andrews, 84 of Ozark died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at Post Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Moore and Mr. Sam Napier officiating. Interment will follow at Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, 995 S. Union Ave., Ozark. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Center Ridge Cemetery Fund or American Heart Association, 904 W. Main St., Dothan, Ala. 36303.
Mr. Andrews was a native of Dale County. He was a member of Post Oak Baptist Church where he had attended longer than any other living person. He had served as church clerk, secretary, treasurer and on the building and cemetery committees. He worked at Fort Rucker with the post engineers for 25 years until his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, served in World War II and was a member of Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Thompson Andrews of Ozark; one daughter, Sara Nell Andrews of Dothan; two sisters, Gertrude Compton of Haines City, Fla., and Willa Mae Cutchens of Ozark; and one brother, William H. "Bill" Andrews of Sylvester, Ga.
Mrs. Corien H.Bruggink, 82 of Skipperville died Wednesday morning, Dec. 18, 2002, at her home following a long illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with her son Judge Eric G. Bruggink officiating. Burial will be in Skipperville Cemetery, Skipperville In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in her name to Ozark-Dale County Library, 416 James St., Ozark, Ala. 36360 or to your favorite charity.
Corien was born in the Netherlands in 1920 and accompanied her parents as a child to the Dutch East Indies. Following her formal schooling on Java, Corien worked in Bandung where she met her future husband, Gerard M. Bruggink, a pilot with the Dutch Air Force. They were married in January 1942, during the war in the Pacific. Shortly after their marriage, the Dutch forces surrendered. In early 1942, she was interned in a camp and her husband became a prisoner of war. They were separated from each other for more than three and half years. Not until December 1945 were they able to find each other again in Bangkok, Thailand.
After spending a few years in Holland and the East Indies, Corien and Gerard emigrated with their two sons to the United States in 1955. Since that time she has lived in California, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Virginia and Alabama making many dear friends with whom she has always maintained contact. Because of her love of reading, where ever Corien made her home, she always became involved in public or school library work, usually on a volunteer basis.
Before her health began to fail, she worked for years as a volunteer at Ozark-Dale County Library.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gerard of Skipperville; her oldest son, Peter B. Bruggink and his wife, Deborah of Tallahassee, Fla.; her youngest son, Judge Eric G. Bruggink, his wife, Melinda and their two sons, John and David of Fairfax, Va.; and her only sister, Wilhelmina and her husband, Jan Henderson of Holland.
John Leon Whatley, 82 years old and a resident of the Bertha community, died early Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 17, 2002, in Extendicare Health & Rehabilitation Center in Dothan after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Sheppard, Chaplain Randall Johnson and Chaplain Talmadge Butler officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Holman-Headland Mortuary directing. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the services.
Mrs. Mary E. Shelton, 74 of Ozark died Sunday morning, December 15, 2002 at Dale Medical Center. She was 74.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from St. John's Catholic Church with Father Chuck McCabe officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Memorial contributions are asked to be made to Catholic Charities, St. Johns Catholic Church, 709 Camilla Avenue, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mrs. Shelton was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. She retired from Lyster Army Hospital at Fort Rucker where she was employed as a registered nurse. She worked part-time with Dale Medical Center in Ozark. She also volunteered at the Human Resources Department for Dale County.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Shelton, Ozark; three sons, John Weatherly, Waynesboro, Va., Bob Weatherly Newnan, Ga.; and Steve Shelton Jr., Philadelphia, Miss.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Reba Cotter Cotton , 92 of Ozark died Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, 2002, at Oakview Manor Nursing Facility following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday Dec. 19 at Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Billy D. Gaither officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 995 S. Union Ave., Ozark.
Mrs. Cotton was born in Coffee County a native of the Rocky Head Community During her adult life, she made her home in Ozark, where she was a member of Ozark First United Methodist Church.
She was the widow of Mr. Dalton F. Cotton. Survivors include one son, Jerry Cotton of Ozark, and one grandson, Jerry Cotton, II of Ozark.
John L. Resecker, 61 of Ozark, died Sunday Dec. 15, 2002, at Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
Friends were received at Barnhart Funeral Home in Green sburg, Pa., where services were held. Interment took place at Westmoreland County Memorial Park, with full military honors accorded by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 33.
He was born Dec. 22, 1940, in Woodsfield, Ohio, son of the late John and Louise Roberts Resecker. He was Protestant by faith. John was a U.S. Army disabled veteran having served during the Vietnam conflict. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal., Vietnam Service Medal with a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Following discharge from the Army, , he worked in Germany as an aircraft mechanic and later returned to Fort Rucker to work in the Army Air Force Exchange Services. He was a member of D.A.V. Chapter 94 in Ozark and a life member of VFW Post 6020 in Daleville, Ala.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Attenberger Resecker; a son, John L. "J.R." Resecker Jr.; a daughter, Druanne L. Resecker, all of Ozark; a brother, Carl Resecker and his wife, Linda of Clarington, Ohio; and three sisters, Alice Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., Pat Wade and her husband, Jack of Powhatan Point, Ohio, and Jeannie Cunningham and her husband, Joe of Nemacolin. Pa.
Mrs. Mary Lou Doheny, 73 of Hudson Circle, Ozark, died early Sunday evening, December 15, 2002, at her home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from St. Johns Catholic Church with Reverend Father Charles McCabe officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at Holman Funeral. Home in Ozark from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends during this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 980-D East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Mrs. Doheny was a native of Chicago, Ill., having lived in various places while her late husband, John Thomas Doheny Jr., served in the United States Army. She has made her home in Ozark since 1975, where she was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church. Mrs. Doheny was a graduate of Saint Xavier College in Chicago receiving her bachelor of science degree in nursing. She was a retired registered nurse from civil service at Fort Rucker's Lyster Army Hospital in the newborn nursery She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Doheny Jr. Her ten children and their spouses survive her, John Doheny and Vicky Peters, Columbus Ga., Mike and Judy Doheny, Stafford, Va., Cathleen Doheny, Carrolton, Ga., David and Terri Doheny, Clearwater Fla., Denise and John Ericson, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Laura Doheny, Tallahassee, Fla., Tim Doheny, Ozark, Kevin and Brenda Doheny Dalton, Ga.; Dennis Doheny and Bob Christy, Houston, Texas, Patrick and Deanna Doheny, Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters-in law Marie Doheny, Katy, Texas, and Ellen Statsny, Argo, Ind.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Don L. Brown, 48 of Enterprise, died Thursday December 12, 2002, from injuries received in a helicopter crash near Fort Rucker.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jevon Goode officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Meadowlawn Cemetery with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home directing. A separate memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 19, at Glory to Him Fellowship Church on Andrews Ave. in Ozark. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 tonight. The family asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Glory to Him Fellowship Church, Music Department, PO. Box 1289, Ozark, Ala. 36361.
Don was a native of Memphis, Tenn., and had lived in Fort Rucker and Enterprise for a number of years. He retired after 25 years in the U.S. Army. He was a helicopter and fixed wing pilot having been the recipient of the Mater Army Aviator Badge and multiple military awards to include two Meritorious Service medals.
He was presently employed as a helicopter instructor pilot at Fort Rucker. He and his family were members of the Glory to Him Fellowship Church in Ozark and he was also a member of the Wiregrass Masonic Lodge #229 where he was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
His mother, Frances Owens Brown, and a brother, Will Isaac Brown, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Frances Brown, Enterprise; , father, Lieutenant Brown, Memhis Tenn.; four daughters, Candy Brown, Memphis, Tenn., Donica Brown, Angela Brown and Karena Brown, all of Enterprise; four sisters, Martha Johnson, Della (Ray) Randle, Gwendolyn Croom and Pamela Brown, all of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother Stevon Brown, Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jalece Daniels and Jamicia Smith, both of Memphis, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Francis Smedley, 56 of Ozark, died Wednesday Dec. 11, 2002, at Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Trawick Funeral Home with Brother Titus Cummings officiating. Burial will be at St. Rose Cemetery in Skipperville. Viewing will be at the funeral home.
Miss Ora Compton, 88 of Sullivant Trailer Court, Ozark, died early Tuesday Dec. 10, 2002, in Ozark Nursing Facility following a short illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Chapel in Ozark with Reverend Robin Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W. Va., at 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 14. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 3 p.m. at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials to Corner Stone Fellowship Church, 607 N. Merrick St., Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Miss Compton was born in Whitewood, Va. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Eva Compton. She had been an Ozark resident for 20 years and was a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church. Miss Compton was a foster grandparent for 12 years - 10 years at Ft. Rucker and two years at Flowers School in Ozark. She was also an acting grandparent for her great-nieces and great-nephew.
Miss Compton was preceded in death by her brother Robert Compton; and one sister Frances Honaker She was the last member of her immediate family
Survivors include one nephew, Ben Honaker of Ozark; three nieces; two great-nieces, Robin Morris of Ozark, and Tammy Fayard of Enterprise; and one great-nephew, Mark Honaker of Enterprise.
Mrs. Kathleen Beasley Andrews, 80 of South Union Avenue, Ozark, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, 2002, at her home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.L. Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Southside Baptist Church Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Family will receive friends today at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Ave., Ozark from 5 to 8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to Wiregrass Hospice, 980-D E. Andrews Ave., Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mrs. Andrews was a native of Dale County where she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Ozark.
She is survived by her husband, Homer C. Andrews of Ozark; two daughters and their spouses, June and James O'Steen of Ozark, and Mavis and Philip Wolfe of Richmond Hill, Ga.; grandchildren, Kathy & Tom Dodgen, Rebecca and Jeff Bensema, Michael O'Steen, Lisa Woodham, Benjamin, Matthew and Aaron Wolfe; great grandchildren Jacob Bensema and Tayes Woodham; two sisters, Willie Pearl (Bill) Peacock of Enterprise, and Evelyn Andrews of St. Augustine, Texas; four brothers, Robert Beasley of Prattville, Clyde Wilson, Royce and Leon Beasley of Ozark. Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, 334-774-5348, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Madge Folsom Delony, 86 of East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, died at her home Monday morning, December 9, 2002 following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2002 from the Ozark Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Ozark, with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Her body will be placed in the church one hour before service time. Family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall during this hour. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are asked to be given to Southern Care Hospice, 2623 Montgomery Highway, Suite l, Dothan, AL 36303.
Mrs. Delony was a member of Ozark Baptist Church. She owned and operated Bobbi's Beauty Salon on the Square in Ozark for many years. She was born October 4, 1916 in New Brockton, Alabama, the daughter of the late Lee and Belle Folsom. Preceded in death by her husband, Murl Delony.
Survived by: one daughter & son-in-law, Bobbie & William A. Lindstrom of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Jimmie Gribler of Blythewood, S.C.; and Jerry Dietrick of Lincoln, Neb.; two brothers, Jed Folsom formerly of New Brockton; and Eugene Folsom of Clanton; two grandchildren, Christian Lindstrom of Arlington, Va.; and William A. Lindstrom of Athens, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.
Isaac (Ike) McLeod, 73 of Ozark died Saturday, December 7, 2002, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Skipperville. Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery: The Rev. Perkins is pastor and the Rev. T.E. Crossley will officiate. Trawick Funeral Home, '74-8374, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lessie Shehane Danner, 89 of Ozark, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home With Chaplain Randall Johnson and the Rev. Gene Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Anitoch Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home.
Mrs. Danner was born in Barbour County on May 14, 1913. She was a special lady and has now gone to her Heavenly Home and will be greatly missed here on earth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lovick Danner; one son, Nelson Webster Danner; and two daughters, Jewel Dean Danner and Dennie Pearl Williams.
Survivors include her children which will cherish her memory four daughters, Nadine & Jr. Wilson of Troy, Vivian & Rex Dorrill of Ozark, Sadia Potts of Skipperville, Sylvia & Don Trawick of Daleville; two sons, Fred & Pat Danner of Arabie, Ga., jimmy & Kaye Dartner of Ozark; 17 grandchildren, Michael Danner of Leeds, Mabel Cesar of Sneeds, Fla., Phil Williams and Cathy Barclay both of Marianna, Fla., Keith Wilson of Troy Daniel Dorrill of Phenix City, George Dorrill of Ozark, Allen Dorrill of Echo, Mark & Lisa Darmer both of Florida, Sydney Danner of Ozark, Susan Ackerman of Black, Ernest Potts & Tonia Ratcliffe, both of Skipperville, Kevin Vance of Daleville, Kandy Sullivan of Ozark and Hope Smart of Ozark; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in law, Ruth Shehane of Columbus, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Alma Jo Danner of Birmingham; one son-in-law, Lummie Williams of Marianna, Fla.; and a very special friend and neighbor, Ann Phillips, is left to cherish all the wonderful memories.
Mrs. Nell Byrd, 68 of Ozark, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, in a Mt. Vernon Nursing Facility following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Holman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Don Grantham officiating. Interment will follow in Claybank Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Ave., Ozark, with the family receiving friends during this time.
Mrs. Byrd was born in Dale County on Nov. 6, 1934, to the late Lokey Warrick Gunter and Lewie Ollie Gunter. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Byrd; one son, Norman Byrd; one sister, Louise Andrews; two brothers, Hubert Gunter and Rex Gunter; and one nephew, Johnny Gunter.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Inge and Buddy Brown of Ariton; one granddaughter, Stephanie Brown of Ariton; two sisters-in-law, Melba Gunter and Mary Gunter; six nieces and seven nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Annie Lou Portwood, age 85 of Portwood Circle, Ariton Alabama died Monday morning, December 2, 2002 in Ozark Nursing Facility, Ozark, Alabama following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2002 from Bethel Assembly of God Church, Ariton, AL with Rev. Robert Hamilton and Rev. Randy Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Ariton Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing; Family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. Her body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Ariton Cemetery Fund c/o Earl Thompson, Route 2, Ariton, AL 36311.
Mrs. Portwood was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church, native and lifelong resident of Dale County. She worked 15 years and 4 months at White Knight Mfg. Co., Ozark, AL. She is preceded in death by her husband, Foy Portwood; son, Johnny Portwood; daughter, Annette Laney; and a granddaughter, Brenda Harris.
Survivors: grandchildren, Rhonda Laney Peters and husband, Aubrey, of Ariton, Randy Laney and wife, Maxine, of Ariton, Steve Laney and wife, Jaine of Ariton, Carin Portwood Hughes and husband, Lee, of Ozark, Jeff Portwood and wife, Debbie, of Roeton, and Eddie Harris of Ariton, ; son-in-law, Obie Ray Laney of Ariton; three ∑sisters, Valeria Richardson of Aritoh, Verlon Laney of Washington State, and Evelyn Goodman of Phenix City one brother, Darrell Sasser of Huntsville; sisters-in-law, Lillie Mae Sasser of Ozark, and Irene Phillips of Ariton; great-grandchildren, Kristie Harris, Brett Laney, Mindy Peters, Jason Peters, Meagan Portwood, Kelse' Laney, Taylor Portwood, Madison Laney, Clay Hughes, Raegan Laney, John Thomas Laney and Carlee Hughes; Special niece Sylvia Casey; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. John Murray Starr, a resident of the Post Oak Community, died Friday, November 29, 2002 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.
Funeral service will be today at 2 p.m. at the Post Oak Baptist Church in Ozark with the Rev. Donald Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio directing. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time on Monday.
Survivors include his wife Margaret Starr, Ozark, three sons and daughters-in-law, John Andrew Starr, Ozark, Charles Edward and Kari Starr, Rehobeth; Coy Amos and Karen Starr, Red Springs, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Rose Marie and Glenn Williams, West Fairview, Penn., six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Collie Graham McKnight, 89 of Midland City died Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2002, at his residence following the death of his beloved wife of 69 years, Erma McKnight who died last week on November 21.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God in Newton with the Rev. Andy Wood and the Rev. Frank Standifer officiating. Burial will follow in Newton City Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. Flowers are being accepted or memorials may be made to First Assembly of God in Newton or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6267, Dothan, Ala., 36302.
Mr. McKnight was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Dale County and lived in Newton the early ears of his life. In 1942 he moved to Midland City where he resided for the past 60 years. He was engaged in farming all of his working life before his retirement 25 years ago. Mr. McKnight was a member of the Newton Assembly of God Church.
Mr. McKnight was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Erma McKnight, and a grandson, Jody McKnight.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Wells, Midland City; four sons and daughters-in-law, Graham and Linda McKnight, Napier Field, Marcine and Ann McKnight, Midland City, Jerry and Charlotte McKnight, Dothan, Norman and Priscilla McKnight, Pinckard; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Shellie P. McKnight, Ozark; two sisters, Louise Holmes, Wicksburg, Annette Stewart, Newton; a brother-in-law, Willie Andrews, Slocomb; a sister-in-law, Bertie Mae McKnight, Newton.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Hayward McKnight, Donald McKnight, Jackie McKnight, Robert McKnight, Rodney McKnight and Josh McKnight. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck McKnight and Buddy McKnight.
Mr. David Michael Tarter, 55 of Birmingham and formerly of Ozark, died Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2002, at his home in Birmingham.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham with the Rev. Father Patrick Sullivan officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ozark, with the Rev. Father Charles McCabe officiating and Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Visitation will be in the fellowship hall of St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham from 6:30 p.m. today, with a Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m. The family will also receive friends during visitation at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Ave., Ozark, from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday.
David was a graduate of Carroll High School in Ozark, with post-secondary degrees from the University of Florida and Troy State University. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, receiving a Bronze Star and Navy Commendation Medal. In the mid-1970's, he served as Dale County's first juvenile probation officer. For the last 23 years, David worked in the computer technology field, first for Texas Instruments in Nashville, TN, and later with Southern Computer Corporation and Aquracy Corporation in Birmingham.
Friends and family will remember David for his humble service to his fellow man; his patience, generosity, and unselfish sprit in all walks of his life. He was a faithful member of St. John's Catholic Church, Ozark, in his formative years; St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham in later years.
His parents, Riley and Rita Tarter of Ozark, preceded David in death. Survivors include his wife, Sue Lane Tarter, Birmingham; one brother and sister-in-law, Daniel Riley Tarter and Judy Tarter, Ozark; one nephew, David Jerome Tarter, Dothan; one niece, Kristine Tarter Nation and husband, Ronald, Ozark; one great-nephew, Jack-
Riley Nation, Ozark; two brothers-in-law, John Lane and Family, Findley, Ohio, Rick Lane and family , Leesburg, GA.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Catholic Charities, c/o St. John's Catholic Church, P. O. Box 1008, Ozark, AL, 36360; or to the American Cancer Society, 2345 West Main St., Suite 3, Dothan, Ala., 36301.
Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, 774-5348, is in charge of arrangements.