Given Harvey, 81 of Newton, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Oakview Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Newton with the Rev. Dr. S.C. Jackson and the Rev. Jeffery L. Boyd officiating. Interment will be at Veteran's Memorial Garden of Gardens of Memory, Highway 431 North, Dothan. Viewing will be after I1 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hammond Funeral Home.
Mr. Harvey retired from Danzey Oil and Tire Company after 30 years of employment. He served his country in the Army of the United States and was honorably discharged from military service of the United States.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Emma Donnell Harvey.
He leaves to cherish his memories 11 children, Margaret (Arthur) Boyd of Newton, James (Queen) Harvey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jerome (Carrie) Harvey of Boyton Beach, Fla., Mary (Rufus) Harper of Ozark, Lynward (Betty) Harvey of Dothan, Gloria (Jimmy) Terry of Daleville, Gladys (Edward) Johnson of Dothan, Phyllis (Perry) Shell of Cherokee, N.C. Terry (Barbara) Harvey; daughter Francis (Abraham) Curry of Detroit, Mich.; son, Amos Sanders of Dothan; five
sisters-in-law, Ida Mae Hollis of Wicksburg, Shelby Donnell of Ozark; Mazie (James) Bell of Ozark, Louise (Harold) Boyd of Ozark, Jessie Donnell of Newton; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Ashley Glenn Hubbard, 19 of Newton, died Sunday morning, May 18, 2003, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark with Revs. Joe O'Donnell and Randall Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery Midland City, Alabama, with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 Tuesday. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are requested to be given to the Dale County animal shelter, Co. Rd. 30, Ozark, Ala. 36360 or Houston County Humane Society.
Ashley was a 2002 graduate of Wicksburg high school, and employed with Air conditioning associates of Dothan. He was with his first cousin and best friend Brad Hubbard who died in the accident.
Survivors father and mother, Glenn and Debbie Hubbard of Newton; sister, Misty Hubbard Goins of Brannon Stand; brother, Arthur Jordan . Hubbard of Newton; niece, Jasmine Goins of Brannon Stand; grandparents, Sara and Owen Somerford of Midland City, Blondell S. Hubbard of Pansey; uncles and aunts, Mike Cron of Daleville, Andy and Dona Cron of Chancellor, Betty Hubbard of Dothan, Eugene and Martha Hubbard of Pansey, Phillip Hubbard of Panama City, Fla., Tom and Frances Woods, Charles Hubbard all of Youngstown, Fla., James and Kathy Hubbard of Panama City, Fla., Leonard and Tracie Hubbard of Lafayette, Ga.; several cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be: Trey Edmondson, Blake Sweet, Brandon Pitt, Jamie Bond, Robert Baker, Caleb Cochran, Eric Bloodsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be: Brandon Lindsey and Rett King.
Mr. Millard C. Spivey, 75 of Skipperville, died at his home Sunday, May 11, 2003, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Dale County, Alabama, with the Reverend Dave Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Avenue, Ozark, 334-774-5348, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 13, 2003, with the family receiving friends during this time.
Mr. Spivey was a native of Geneva County moving to Dale County in 1965 where he owned and operated Spivey's Store and Spivey's Used Cars until his retirement. Mr. Spivey was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lee Simmons and Reverend Dawsey Miller Spivey, one grandchild, Rebecca Hope Spivey, one sister and one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Delphine Johnson Spivey, Skipperville; two daughters, Cathy Trent, Enterprise, and Gail Spivey, Skipperville; one son, Darrell Spivey and his wife, Peggy Spivey, Ozark; one brother, Rudolph Spivey and his wife, Talma, Chancellor; four grandchildren, Adam Segars, Bertha, Matthew Spivey, Ozark, Dawn Murphy, Tampa, Florida and Karen Trent, Dothan; four great-grandchildren, Hunter and Hanna Segars, Emily and Eli Murphy, and his beloved dog, Yancey.
Flowers will. be accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Tyler Lee Smith infant son of James Clifton and Stephanie Leeanne Smith, died Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2002, in Birmingham.
The graveside service was held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2003 at Cedar Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Benny Cole officiated and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directed. He was predeceased by his great-grandparents James and Senie Purser, John Clifton and Nola B. Smith, and Horace Sasser.
Other survivors include: one brother, Taylor Clifton Smith of Ozark; grandparents, Jim and Patricia Sullivant of Ozark, and Jerry and Kay Smith af Ozark; great-grandparents, Lucille Sasser and Wilbur and Janie Sullivant, all of Ozark; and two aunts, Stephanie Hitchcock of Black, Ala., Amber Sullivant of Ozark, Ala.
Mrs. Claudie Belle Byrd, 88 of Ozark, died Friday evening, May 9, 2003, at Ozark Nursing Facility following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11a.m., Monday, May 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William Hart and the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to service time at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Mrs. Byrd was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Zelona and Roy Harris of Ozark; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Jessie A. Johnson, 88 of Dale County, died Friday evening May 9, 2003 in Dale Medical center, Ozark, Alabama following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Rev. Christine Gassett officiating. Family will receive friends at the chapel from noon until service time. Cremation will follow chapel services.
Mr. Johnson lived in Dale county all his life where he farmed until his retirement. He will be greatly missed and always loved.
Survivors include two daughters: Kathy Carr and husband John of Ariton, Mavis Thompson Johnson of Ariton, one sister: Annie Strickland of Grand Rapids, Mich., four grandchildren: Amy Stuckey Rogers, of Kent.; James Grider of Ozark; Jessie Carr and Jessica Carr both of Ariton; five great grandchildren and a close friend Mary Watson also survive.
Mr. Wilton Dyck, 50 and a resident of Tuscaloosa and formerly of Ozark, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in the Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 1 p.m.. in the Greater Sardis Missionary Baptist Church on Reynolds Street in Ozark with the pastor, the Rev. S.C. Hudson, officiating. Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery.
Mr. James R. (J.R.) McCaslin, 55 of Ozark, Alabama died Monday May 5, 2003 in a airplane accident on John's Mountain near Calhoun, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Rev. Al Sonanstine officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Ozark with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark, Al directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials contributions to your favorite charity.
Mr. McCaslin was a 1966 graduate of Carroll High School, received his Airframe and Power Plant and Associate degrees from Wallace Community College.
He was employed with DynCorp, Cairns Field, Fort Rucker as an aircraft inspector . Before his employment with DynCorp he was employed with Ross Corp. Fort Rucker as a link instructor. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Member of Chalkhead Baptist Church. Member of the Pilots Association.
He was predeceased by his father James C. McCaslin January of 1998. He was a pilot for more than 30 years of which he had a passion for flying and a deep love for his family.
Survivors include: mother: Eula L. McCaslin of Ozark, two sisters and brother-in-law: Liz and Charles Bolduc of Jacksonville, Fla.; Kay McCaslin, of Ozark, three aunts: Sue Eades of Ozark, Marie Keeling, of Boncomb, Ill., Charlene: McCaslin of Little Rock Ark.; one uncle: John D. McCaslin of Little Rock, Ark., cousins: Sam Eades, Columbus, Ga., Mike Eades, Miami, Fla., Cathy McCaslin, Sandra Garrett, and John C. McCaslin all of Little Rock, Ark., niece: Tina East of Echo; nephews: Don East, Echo, Al., and Dennis East, Dothan, grandnieces: Chantel East, Kayla East both of Echo, grandnephews: Jeremiah East, Brandon B. James East both of Echo.
Mr. Ray Weed, 90 of Ariton, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 8 at Holman Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Franklin Bird officiating. Interment will follow at Universalist Cemetery Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Holman Funeral Home, 995 S. Union Ave., Ozark. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Associafion, 206 W Troy St., Dothan, Ala. 36301.
Mr. Weed was a native and life-long resident of Ariton. He worked as a rural letter carrier for 28 years until his retirement in 1981. He was a charter member of the Ozark Chapter of National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was an active member of the Universalist Church until it closed, after which he attended Ariton United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his son Jimmie Ray "Pops" Weed in 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Dorriety Weed of Ariton; one daughter and son-in-law Anne and William Reid "Bill" Agerton of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister Marwood Cooper of Ozark; grandchildren, Lori and Jeff English of Atlanta, Ga., Vicki and Morris Fendley of Atlanta, Ga. Jill and Jeff Jones of Atlanta Ga., Joey and Tracy Weed of Kenosha VVis., Andy and Phyllis Weed of Ozark, Mark and Dana Weed of Dothan, Kevin and Pam Weed of Ozark; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.
Betty Ann Johnson Dansby Raffield, 60 of County Road 121, Newton, died Thursday morning, May 8, 2003, at her home after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11a.m. Saturday, May 10 at Bethel Baptist Church in Newton with the Rev. Larry Roberts and the Rev. Jimmy Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Baptist Cemetery in Clayhatchee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holman-Headland Mortuary in Headland. At other times, the family will be at the home of a sister, Bobbie Hammonds, 8093 S. County Road 67, Midland City, Ala.. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice Ozark, 1970 E. St. Andrews Ave., Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mrs. Raffield was born and reared in Midland City, daughter of the late Grady Daniel Johnson and Willie Mae Carpenter Johnson. She was employed with the City of Dothan School System for 10 years as a special needs bus driver. Mrs. Raffield was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Newton.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Billy Dansby and Bill Raffield.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Dora Whitehead and her husband, Eugene Whitehead, of Newton; a son, Jimmy Dansby and his wife, Deborah Dansby, of Slocomb; five sisters, Bobbie Hammonds of Midland City, Faye Todd of Dothan, Shirley Monette and her husband, Robert Monette, of Grimes, Gail Reeves and her husband, Leo Reeves, of Enterprise, Sue Peacock and her husband, Keith Peacock, of Samson; six brothers, Lamar Cawley and his wife, Patricia Cawley, of Enterprise, Charles Cawley and his wife, Hazel, of Ozark, Billy Ray Johnson and his wife, Patricia Johnson, of Enterprise, Gerald Johnson and his wife, Angie Johnson, of Enterprise, Wayne Johnson and his wife, Juanita Johnson, of Chancellor, Larry Johnson and his wife, Laura. Johnson, of New Brockton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Eugehe Cawley, Don Metcalf, Michael Johnson, James Cawley, Christopher Johnson, Bruce Todd and Nicholas Monette.
The Lord has a new angel in Kinley Grace Andrews, infant daughter of Butch and Kaci Andrews, of Rocky Head.
The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Rocky Head with Rev. Ron Jackson officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Survivors include a sister, Madison Andrews; maternal grandparents, Johnny and Sunni Jacobs; paternal grandparents, Barbara Andrews and the late Johnny Andrews; great-grandparents, Bett and Leon McSwain, Verma Willoughby and the late Herod Willoughby of Rocky Head; six aunts and uncles, Connie and Donnie Willingham, Rhonda and Pat Perault, Ronnie and Karen Andrews, Jon and Melissa Thornton, Jared and Sheryl Thornton, and John and Gwen Jacobs; 16 cousins; and several great-aunts and great-uncles.
Also, special loved ones, the Rev. and Mrs. Hazel Jackson.
Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Segers, 82 of the Salem Community, Ariton, died Monday morning, April 28, 2003, at her home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003, from Salem Baptist Church with the Reverend Harold Peters and the Reverend Joe Underwood officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Avenue, Ozark, 334-774-5348, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 29, 2003, with the family receiving friends during this time.
Mrs. Segers was a native and lifelong resident of the Salem Community and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. She worked with Van Heusen until her retirement in 1970. She was a master chef, catering parties and weddings, known as the "Cake Lady".
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewie Segers, an infant daughter, Peggy Joyce Segers, one sister, Mildred Prichett, and one brother, James H. Dykes.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and James Davis, Aritom one son and daughter-in-law, Wilton and Roberta Segers, Ozark; six grandchildren, Marilyn Dean, Suzanne Barefield, Jim Davis, Mike Segers, Tim Segers, and Kathy Segers; six great-grandchildren, Albert Dean, Jon Dean, Patrick Barefield, Tanner Barefield, Faran Davis, and Hope Davis.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Mr. Don Johnson, P. O. Box 196, Skipperville, Alabama 36374, or to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Jerry Speller, 50 and a resident of Newton, passed away late Sunday evening, April 27, 2003 at Dale Medical Center following a brief illness.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003 in the Southern Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ed Quattlebaum and Rev. Charles Gann officiating. Burial will follow in the Newton City Cemetery with Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the funeral home.
Mr. Speller was born March 18, 1953, in Houston County, Alabama. He lived most of his life in Dale County and was a self-employed painter. Mr. Speller was a United States Army veteran. He loved country music and enjoyed singing and playing his guitar. He was a bass fisherman. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Speller was preceded in death by his father, Roy Speller and a brother, Steve Collins.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Speller, Newton; one daughter, Crystal Speller, Newton; one son, Jeremy Speller, Newton; Mother, Kathryn Speller, Newton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Cathy Collins, Eufaula; and Derrill and Becky Speller, Newton; special brother, Danny and Alma Dean, Pinckard; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
Mr. Jerry Lee Gilmer, 50 of Ozark, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, in Flowers hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2003, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Avenue, Ozark, 6-8 p.m. Monday evening, April 28, 2003, with the family receiving friends during this time.
Mr. Gilmer was a native and life-long resident of Ozark. He was preceded in death by his parents, O. L. and Helen Gilmer.
Survivors include two daughters, Melani Gilmer, Ozark, and Rainey Batman, Lakeland, Fla,; one brother and sister-in-law, Noel and Yvette Gilmer, Ozark; two grandsons, Kaleb Andrews and Jonathan Short; one niece, Angela Beasley, Ozark; one great niece, Aubrie Beasley, Ozark.