Mr. Daniel Morrell Dansby, 47 of Ozark, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Dale Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fuqua-Bankston funeral Home. The Revs. Isom Hill and William Hart will officiate. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. T'he family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Dansby of Ozark; two sons, Rodney Allen Dansby of Ocala, Fla., and Shawn Daniel Dansby of Ozark; one daughter, Sabrina Ann Dansby of Avon Park, Fla.; one stepson, James Keith Turner and wife, Machelle of Midland City; six stepdaughters, Marie Lucus and her husband, David of Dothan, Darlene Batts and husband, Ronald of Ozark, Linda Gayle Adkins of Midland City Lisa Ann Dykes of Dothan Tammy Mitchell and husband, James of Ozark, Donna Reed and her husband, Doug of Marianna, Fla.; uncle, Arnice Bowman of Ozark; one sister, Barbara Faulk and her husband, Elmer. of Skipperville; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Elsie Worley Miller, 76 of Ozark, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Ozark Church of Christ with Brother Glen VanZandt officiating.
Mrs. Miller was a native of Jefferson City, Mo., and lived in Ozark for the past 12 years. She was a member of Ozark Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Charlene Grace, and one son, Kenneth Grace.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Miller of Ozark; six daughters, Georgia Wverfelle of Garden City, Mo., Ellen Boettchet of Austin, Texas, Kelly Eaddy of Hartford, Ala., Karen Sherfey of Riverside, Calif., Linda Jobe of Colton, Calif., and Patti Dow of Maud, Okla.; three sons, Ray Underwood of McDavid, Fla., Carl Grace of Bull Head City, Ariz., and Garland Grace of Hartford; one sister-in-law, Marie Bishop of Casa Grande, Ariz.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Mr. Harmon M. Strickland Jr., 83 of the Asbury Community, died at his residence Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, 2003.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Rhodes officiating. Burial will be at Asbury Cemetery with Masonic rites conducted by Clinton Lodge 287. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church 2536 County Road 54, Ozark, Ala. 36360. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Mr. Strickland was born Aug. 30 1919, in Dale County, Ala., the son of the late Harmon Strickland Sr. and Hettie Bottoms Strickland. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Clinton Masonic Lodge 287 since he was 21 years of age. Retired from civil service, Fort Rucker, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Inez Strickland; two sisters, Ruby Lee Byrd and Lucille Payne.
He is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Martha Strickland, and Anna Myrl Snell and Webb, all of Ozark; brother and sister-in-law, J.D. Strickland and Bessie of Ozark; nieces and nephews, Nelda Livesay, Merice Raff, Davis Payne, Jerry Strickland, Lanier Strickland and Justion Snell.
Mrs. Emily Leona Pittman, 90 of Ozark, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Oakview Manor Nursing Home in Ozark.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan with Dr. Billy Gaither officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Meditation Gardens, First Methodist Church, 167 E. Broad St., Ozark, Ala. 36360-1598.
Leona was born July 19, 1912, in Dale County to the late William (Bill) Curtis Bagwell and Mary Delilah Bagwell. She moved to Dothan at an early age and resided there more than 50 years.
Mrs. Pittman was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Titus Edger Pittman; and two brothers, Lewie and Tillman Bagwell.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Charles R. and Shelby Jean Pittman of Dothan, and Larry J. and Barbara Pittman of Ozark; and one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Faye and Earl Ritchie of Simpsonville, S.C.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
James Earl "Jimmy" Jewel, 56 of Midland City, passed away at his home on Feb. 16, 2003.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Kent-Thornton Meadows Funeral Home with Dr. Sam Brassell officiating. Other than scheduled visitation times the family will gather at 857 Woodland Drive in Dothan. The funeral service. will conclude at the funeral home.
Jimmy was born Aug. 7, 1946, in Florida. He worked as a mechanic with Dave's Garage in Biloxi, Miss., for several years before returning to Dothan to own and operate J&G Services and North Range Auto Repair. He retired in 1996 due to his health. He was the son of the late Clyde and Agnes Jewell of Dothan.
Jimmy was a beloved husband, father, and "Paw Paw" to his grandchildren. He had a caring heart and a compassionate, giving spirit who never turned away a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Angel Michelle Jewell.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Jewell, Dothan; a son, Keith Jewell and wife Sigrid, Midland City; three daughters, Kimberly Jones and husband Edward, Dothan, Donna Windham and husband Kenny, Dothan, and Wendy Jewell, South Carolina; two stepsons, Joey Shelley and wife Tonya, Headland, Mike Shelley, Dothan; a stepdaughter, Kim Sedor and husband Mike of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister Brenda Jewell, Dothan; stepmother, Gladys Jewell, Dothan. He was "Paw Paw" to Kayleigh, Chase, Briana, Colby James, Katy, Kaegan, Kendall, Christopher and Alex. Special friends were Joseph Daulphin and Tony Richardson.
Mr. King Williams (K.W.) Weeks, 87 of A.B. Stubbs Road, Ozark, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2003, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Chapel with Pastor Glen VanZandt officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be given to Ozark Church of Christ.
Mr. Weeks was born Aug. 3, 1915, in Dale County, Ala., the son of the late Jake and Minnie Holmes Weeks. He was a member of Ozark Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He retired from Jerry Mitchell Chevrolet in Ozark, having worked there for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia Willis Weeks of Ozark; one son, Van Weeks of Ozark; and nephews, Charles Weeks of Ozark, and J.L. Weeks of New Brockton.
Mr. Earl B. Bowman, age 70,of North Union Avenue, Ozark, Alabama died Tuesday, February 11, 2003 in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2003 from Stonebridge Church of God with Rev. Floyd Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. His body will be placed in the church vne hour before service time. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Stonebridge Church of God, P.O. Box 635, Ozark, AL 36360. Military rites will be conducted at graveside.
Mr. Bowman was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Stonebridge Church of God, and retired from Ozark Housing Authority in 1994. Mr. Bowman was born July 29, 1932 in Ozark, Alabama the son of the late Alfred and Lillie Pearl Gunter Bowman.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Gene Dearmen; two brothers, Horace Bowman and Robert Bowman.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene Skinner Bowman of Ozark, AL five sons Larry E. Bowman of Skipperville, AL; Danny L. Bowman, Donald R. Bowman, and Bryan D. Bowman, all of Ozark, AL; and David E. Bowman of Birmingham, AL two daughters: Donna K. Tillery of Troy, AL and Linda P. Brown of Echo, AL one brother, Jimmy Bowman of Ozark, AI. five sisters: Joyce Howell of Ozark, AL; Doris Behr of New Jersey; Hazel Stuart of South Carolina; Sherry Decesare of Stockbridge, GA; and Shirley Rodgers of Ozark, AL 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Inez Hughes Strickland, 83 of the Asbury community, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2003, at Ozark nursing facility.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ken Spivey and Dave Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Asbury Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston funeral home directing. Her body will be laced in the church one hour before service time. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are requested to be given to the Asbury United Methodist Church 2536 Co. Road 33, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mrs. Strickland was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Dale County the daughter of the late Henry David Hughes and Penny L. Lisenby Hughes. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mixon Hughes and Ewell Hughes.
She is survived by her husband, Harmon Strickland Jr. of Ozark, AL.; and two nieces, Betty H. Lewis of Enterprise and Linda Grice of Troy.
Katie Bell Taylor, 64 and a resident of Midland City, died Monday Feb. 10, 2003, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Morris officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Midland City with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Miss Taylor was born February 12, 1938, in Houston County and resided the early years of her life in Malvern. She lived in Midland City most of her adult life. Mr. Taylor was employed with the Dothan Airport for 18 years prior to her medical retirement in 1994. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Morrison, Jacksonville, Alabama, Linda Brock, Midland City Mary Collins, Seattle, Washington; two sons, Willie Paul Taylor Dothan, Jimmy Nelson Taylor, Midland City; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vincent Taylor, Albany, Georgia and J. C. Curry Midland City; six sisters, Gussie Brooks, Haughty Smith, Bonnie Bennett, all of Midland City, Mary Alice Baxter, Albany Georgia, Loretta Kennedy, Albany, Georgia and Dezzie Hart, Miami, Florida; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Thompson Alums, 75 of Ariton, the Center Ridge Community, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, 'at her home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Center Ridge Baptist Church with the Reverend Johnnie LaCarter and the Reverend Randy Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at Holman Funeral Home from 6 until 8 tonight with the family receiving friends during this time.
Mrs. Alums was a native of Ariton and lived in the Center Ridge Community during her adult life. She was a member of the Center Ridge Baptist Church. She retired from Fruit of The Loom Textile Mills in Brundidge following 26 years of employment.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Oree Alums in 1999, and her brother, Quinton Thompson in 1991.
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Lynnell Alums, Ariton, Larry and Debra Alums, Dothan, Harry and Diane Alums, Chattanooga, Tenn., James and Mary Ann Alums Clio, and Stacy and Dana Alums, Ozark; three sisters, Mary Andrews, Ozark, Miriam Beasley, Brundidge, and Eva Nell Harden, Brundidge; sister-in-law and her husband, Christine and Julius Gassett; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360, or to Center Ridge Baptist Church
Quenton Stanford, 83 and a resident of Newton, died Monday Feb. 10, 2003, at Flowers Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Newton First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Andy Wood, Rev. Frank Standifer and Rev. Ricky Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Newton City Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. Mr. Stanford will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time today. Flowers are being accepted or memorials may be made to Vivian B. Adams School.
Quenton was born Aug. 16, 1919, in Dale County and lived most of his life in Newton. He was an active member of Newton First Assembly of God Church for 40 years. He was a troop leader of the Royal Rangers and superintendent of Sunday School for 14 years. He was a member of the CCC Camp pre-World War II. Quenton, or Mr. Q as some called him, enjoyed a 60 year career as a barber. He owned and operated Stanford Barber Shop in Newton and also barbered in
Fort Rucker and Daleville.
He was predeceased by ms brothers and sisters, Johncie Stanford, AJ Stanford, Hilburn Stanford, Belton Stanford, Mancil Stanford, Mary Daughtery and Lula Dean and a daughter-in-law, Delaine Stanford.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Iva Nora Stanford, Newton; a daughter, Brenda Joyce Stanford, Newton; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ted Stanford, Dean Stanford, Mark Stanford and his wife, Fay, all of Newton; grandchildren, Eric Stanford, Newton, Jason Stanford, Newton, Brantley and Amber Brockett, Dothan, Nicole and Clay Bright Newton, Tracey and Ryan Allen, Newton, Anna Nora Stanford, Newton; great-grandchildren, William Bryce Brockett, Dothan, Shelby Marie Allen, Newton; brothers and sisters, Mabel Benton, Newton, Merle Schermen, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Spurgeon and Margret Stanford, Columbus, Ga., Cecil and Viola Stanford, Ozark, David and Elaine Stanford, Okla.
Mr. Milford Coleman Searcy, 84 of Ozark, died Monday morning, Feb.10, 2003, at his home following an extended illness.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Aman and Gene Gainous officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will at Holman Funeral Home from 6 until 8 tonight with the family receiving friends during this time.
Mr. Searcy was a native of Houston County He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II in the First Division, the Big Red One, during the Battle of the Bulge, where he retired following 21 years of service. He was employed with Judy Bond Manufacturing Company in Ozark for 15 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Ozark Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon Emeritus. He was an active member of the Gideons International, Ozark Charter.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Johns Searcy, Ozark; two sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Brenda Searcy, Thomasville, N.C., Dennis and Patricia Searcy, Ozark; grandchildren, Laura Jean Estes and her husband, Donald, Debrah Lozo and her husband, Don, Christopher Searcy, Jason Searcy and his wife, Jodi, great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Lozo, one sister Ernestine Andrews, Faydette, Alabama, two half-sisters, Enice Magrino, Dothan, and Starlar Richard, Lawrenceville, Georgia, three half-brothers, Naron Searcy Lawrenceville, Georgia, Meylan Searcy Dothan, and Sam Searcy Englewood, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 E. Andrews Ave., Ozark; The Gideons International, Ozark Charter P O. Box 291, Ozark, Ala. 36361; or to Ozark Baptist Church Building Fund, 314 South Union Avenue, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mr. Loyce M. Free, 89 of Bermuda Street in Ozark, died at his residence Sunday evening, Feb. 9, 2003.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Revs. John D. Reese and Randall Yelverton officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Wednesday until service time. Family will receive friends during this hour. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are requested to be given to the Ozark Presbyterian Church, Ozark, Ala., or Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Drawer 2127, Dothan, Ala. 36302.
Mr. Free was a member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church where he served as treasurer, deacon and superintendent of Sunday School. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 908 having served in all stations of the lodge. He served with the 131st Tank Battalion Ozark Unit during the 1930's. During World War II, he was a dispatcher for Greyhound Bus Lines. Mr. Free retired as a building contractor in Ozark.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Davis Free two sisters, Eva Bludsworth and Frances Richburg; and two brothers, John W. Free and Harry Free.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Durwood Judah of Ozark; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Janice Free of Fort Pierce, .Fla.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Sammy and Susan Judah, Joanic and Bill Smith, Charlotte and Chris Woodham, Amy and Eugene Jackson, Chris Judah, Larry Free Jr., and Karen and Jim Holcomb; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.