Betty J. Enfinger of Midland City died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Dale Medical Center following an extended illness. She was 73.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 at Byrd Funeral Home Enfinger Chapel with the Rev. Ray Dean officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Enfinger was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Henry County and lived the early years of her life in Midland City. She resided in Orlando, Fla., until the early 1960s. She returned to Midland City where she lived for the past 40 years. Mrs. Enfinger was employed with Oakview Manor in Ozark and later with the Midland City Police Department as a dispatcher.
Mrs. Enfinger was pre-deceased by her father, Grover Cook; her mother, Mattie Cook; her brothers, Charlie L. (Buck) Cook and Jimmy Cook; her sisters, Louise (Cin) Walding and Sally Taylor.
Survivors include her sons, Donald E. Avant of Orlando, Fla., and Albert Enfinger of Midland City; daughter, Donnie Sue Chism of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Huey Cook of Echo, and Larry Cook of Ozark; Sisters, Dorothy DeMontmollin of Plant City, Fla., Pauline Enfinger of Midland City, and Erion DeMontmollin of Midland City; several nieces and nephews.
Serving as active pallbearers will be William Chism, Chris Chism, Jeff Chism, Ben Chism, Mike Walding Jr., Mark Walding, Ken Walding, Robert Farmer, Greg Daniels and Bobby Hallford.
Mrs. Mildred Pauline Dean, 91 of County Road 61, Ozark, and formerly of Geneva, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2003, at her residence after a long illness.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Pittman Funeral Home Chapel in Geneva with the Rev. Dennis Morgan officiating. Burial will be at Black City cemetery.
Mrs. Dean was born Oct. 18, 1911, in Geneva County, Ala., to the late Bub and Ruth Crutchfield Pate. Mrs. Dean was a member of Geneva Church of God for 64 years and was employed in the textile industry for many years.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Billy and Eudon Dean; and a sister, Pheny McDowell. Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Nell and Sam Tomlin of Ozark; sister, Mrs. Pence Holder of Black; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Dr. William C. Quattlebaum, 78 of Ozark, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
The funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Ozark Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. His body will be placed in the church one hour before service time. Family will receive friends 5-7 tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be given to the Ozark Baptist Church, 314 South Union Avenue, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Dr. Quattlebaum was born in Hanceville Cullman County, on Aug. 19, 1924. His parents were the late Samuel Oscar Quattlebaum and Lilly Cordelia Hines, also of Hanceville. Dr. Quattlebaum graduated from Hanceville High School and St. Bernard Junior College in Cullman. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in its first graduating class in 1952. Prior to attending dental school he served in World War II in the 2nd Air Force as an enlisted man. He served outside the continental United States on temporary duty in Puerto Rico in the summer of 1945. Following his dental school training Dr. Quattlebaum began the practice of general dentistry in Ozark in August 1952. Dr. Quattlebaum was member of the Ozark Baptist Church from 1952 until his death There he served as Chairman of the board of deacons, taught seniors Sunday school and other classes and served in many other capacities.
His first wife, Virginia Ruth Houston, Donaldsonville, Ga.; two sisters, Nettie H. Chappell and Eloise Gibbs; and a brother, Samuel R. Quattlebaum, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of five years, Charlotte Quattlebaum Ozark; a son and daughter-in-law and their children, Ken and Debby Quattlebaum, Wes, Christen and Emily Ann Quattlebaum, Ozark; a daughter, Jane Quattlebaum, Ozark; a son and daughter in law, Sam and Sylvia Quattlebaum, Birmingham; a brother, Robert C. Quattlebaum, Hokes Bluff; one sister, Emma Rue Gentle, Birmingham.
Honorary pallbearers are his close and cherished friends, Clyde and Sybil Hayes and the board of Deacons of Ozark Baptist Church.
Coties Weems Reeder, 86 of Blue Springs, Ala., died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, 2003; at Henry County Nursing Home in Abbeville after an extended illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Springhill Baptist Church, near Blue Springs, with the Rev. W.M. Todd and the Rev. William A. Baker officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Holman-Abbeville Mortuary in Abbeville. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Springhill Baptist Church, c/o Mavis Carroll, 278 Mavis Carroll Road, Clopton, Ala. 36317.
Mr. Reeder was a lifelong resident of Blue Springs, son of the late Thomas Minner Reeder and Maggie Ila Benton Reeder. He was retired from Barbour County Road Department and in earlier years was engaged in farming. Mr. Reeder was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Arie Wilkinson and Irene Mizell, and a grandson, Randall Kevin Spivey.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Tommie Lou Walker Reeder of Blue Springs and Abbeville; a daughter, Celeste Spivey and her husband, Lamar Spivey of Edwin; a son, T.M. Reeder and his wife, Gail Boynton Reeder of Ozark; a brother, Amos Reeder and his wife, Irma Reeder, both residents of Henry County Nursing Home, Abbeville, and also of Blue Springs; seven grandchildren, Debbie Burch and her husband, Billy Burch, Celeste Cabrielli and her husband, Angelo Gabrielli, Mike Reeder and his wife, Leslie Reeder, Ritchie Spivey and his wife, Pat Spivey, Reggie Spivey and his wife, Sherri Spivey, Ronnie Spivey and his wife, Kari Spivey, and Russell Spivey; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as active pallbearers will be the grandsons and a nephew, Cecil Reeder.
Mrs. Jessie Lois Stokes Flowers, 91 of Bayonet Point, Fla. and a native of Dale County, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, in Tandem Health Care Facility, Bayonet Point.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Shady Grove Cemetery near Brurididge with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Mrs. Flowers was born in Dale County on July 17, 1911, to R. Lee Stokes and Emma Ziglar Stokes. She is the widow of Louie "Buster" Flowers. Mrs. Flowers moved to Florida 13 years ago from Windsor Locks, Conn.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce F. and Edward Kulas, Port Richey, Fla., one son and daughter-in-law, Louie T. and Wilma Flowers, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., four sisters, Lennie Clark, Troy, Foye Willis, Panama City, Fla., Jewel Crumpler, Wewahitchka, Fla., and Eva Jackson, Ozark; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
CW3 Mark S. O'Steen, 43 of Ozark, died Jan. 30, 2003, in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. James Garland officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with full military honors, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Avenue, Ozark, from 6 until 8 tonight with the family receiving friends during this time.
Mr. O'Steen was a native of Ozark, where he graduated from Carroll High School in 1978. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Regions University with a degree in sociology. Mark was a member of the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which was one of the first units deployed to fight in America's war on terrorism. Stationed in Afghanistan, Mark piloted a MH-60, an adapted version of the Blackhawk helicopter, which Army special operations
forces use for long-range, low-level penetration of hostile territory at night. Mark loved to eat his mother's fudge, chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, and German chocolate cake. He had a passion for boating, had recently purchased a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, and was restoring a Nissan 280 ZX; "He was always a busy bee".
He was preceded in death by his father, MSgt. Patrick Henry O'Steen, Sr., his Maternal Grandparents, Isaac and Lucinda King, and his Paternal Grandparents, Clyde O'Steen and Sally Spradly.
Survivors include his wife, Amy J. O'Steen, Clarksville, Tenn. two daughters, Brittany M. O'Steen, Enterprise, and Jana Hatten, Clarksville, Tenn.; one son, Geoffery Hatten, Clarksville, Tenn.; his mother, Vivian M. O'Steen, Ozark; his paternal step grandmother, Minnie Jackson O'Steen, Gadsden; one sister and brother-in-law, Janice and retired MSG Barry Friedhof, Austell, Ga.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Patrick Henry O'Steen Jr., Ozark, James and June O'Steen, Ozark; and retired Lt. Col. David and Rhonda O'Steen, Washington, D.C.; six nieces and two nephews.
Mr. John William (Bill) Newton, 84 of Brown's Crossroads Community, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, 2003, at the Ozark Nursing Facility.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Sweet officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church or Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.
Mr. Newton was a lifelong resident of Dale County, born Feb. 5, 1918, the son of the late Daniel Cletus and Effie Bell Johnson Newton. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. As a veteran of World War II he served with the 763rd Tank Battalion in the Liberation of the Philippines.
His wife, Naomi Delony Newton, preceded him in death.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law Ruth and Charles Oliver of Enterprise, Kathy and Wayne Daniels of Dothan, and Nuna and Clay Bosler of Rowe, Mass.; one sister, Mary Byrd of Ozark; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ella Lemond Coste, 91 of Ozark, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Capital Hill Nursing Home in Montgomery.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at Green Pond Presbyterian Cemetery in Centerville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral-Home in Ozark.
Mrs. Coste was a former member of Post Oak Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Coste; two sons, Billy Ray Coste and Ralph Coste; one sister, Willie Coste; and three brothers, Woodrow Lemond, Hampton Lemond and Edford Lemond.
Survivors include one son, Johnny Coste and his wife, Sandra of Ozark; one sister, Vena Lee Calley of Green Pond; two brothers, Amos Lemond and his wife, Martha, and Dallas Lemond and his wife, Rose, all of Green Pond; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Naomi Vesta Jones Weimer, 91 of Ariton, died Monday evening, Jan. 27, 2003, at her home mth her loved ones at her side.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday Jan. 31, 2003, at Ariton Church of Christ with Brother Glen Van Zandt officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cross Roads Church of Christ Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Holman Funeral Home, 995 S. Union Ave., Ozark.
Mrs. Weimer was born July 28, 1911, the second child of Harvey A. Jones and Nettie Sanford Jones. Except for about 20 years, she lived her entire life in Alabama, mostly in Dale County. A prize-winning artist, she won several awards for her oil paintings. Especially fond of travel, she visited many places around the world and often painted the landscapes that she had seen. She loved children and helped with the children's homes. Mrs. Weimer moved back to Ariton in 1967, publishing and editing "The Ariton Bugle" until her health caused her retirement. She was involved in many Ariton civic projects and was a member of Ariton Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Weimer; her parents, Harvey A. Jones and Nettie Sanford Jones; two sisters, Mildred Dickerson and Johnnie Florence Nanni; and three brothers, Robert Jones, Raymond Jones and Harvey Jones Jr.
Survivors include four sisters, Wilda Foley of Williston, Fla., who was her caregiver for several years, Ferrell Klady of Monticello, Fla., Tommie, Catherine Speagle of Waco Ky., and Omega Phelps of Antioch, Calif.; and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends in the church and over the country.
Active casket bearers will be Chuck Carter, Unesh Mangra, Chad Dollahite, Dr. Jack Jones, Eddie Jones, and Jimmy Jones. The members of Ariton Fire and Rescue will serve as honorary casket bearers.
Mr. James Purser of Ozark died Sunday morning, January 26, 2003 in a Dothan hospital after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2003, from Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Benny Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are asked to be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund or to The Gideons International.
Mr. Purser retired from the U.S. Army as an E-7 at Ft. Hood, Texas after 20 years of service. He moved to Ozark in the early 70's and was a member and deacon of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Purser; children,. Judy (Jve) Yeoman of Dothan, Kay (Jerry) Smith of Ozark, Pat Ewing of Tennessee, Glen (Pat) Gastineau, Sandra (Tom) Staley and Ramona (Marvin) Richardson, all of Indiana; grandchildren, Stephanie (Terry) Hitchcock of Black, Cary (Beth) Yeoman of Slocomb, Cliff (Stephanie) Smith of Ozark, Jackie (Adam) Brannon, Jennifer Richardson and Becky Richardson, all of Indiana; great-grandchildren, Aimee Proctor, Jared Yeoman, Amanda Hitchcock, and Christina Hitchcock; three sisters and four brothers along with numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Doris Linda Cook, 81 and a resident of Echo, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel w,ith the Rev. Cynthia Mosley and the Rev. Larry Collins of Jasper, Fla., officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today, )an. 26 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cook was born Oct. 25, 1921 in Houston County and lived in the area most of her life. The family moved to Florida for a time as her husband, Huey, was employed by Couch Construction Co. The Cook's returned to their native state of Alabama in 1977, where they have enjoyed the company of many dear friends, neighbors and relatives.
She was preceded in death by a son, Teddy Daniel Smith; four brothers, William, Robert, Jake, and Wilburn; two sisters, Sithey and Maudie; and her parents, Zachary Smith and Zennie (Hicks) Smith.
Survivors in addition to her faithful and loving husband of 55 years, Huey Cook, include a sister, Berlin Whitehead of Phenix City; three sons Donald Smith (Chrissy) of Jacksonville Fla., Huey Jr. "Buddy" Cook (Janice) of White Springs, Fla., and Paul Cook of Gainesville, Fla.; three daughters, Lucy Stephens, Diane Hallford (Bobby), and Linda Beaty, all from the Ozark area; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be grandsons, James. (Spanky) Stephens, Brian Smith, Chad Stephens, Rvbert Farmer, Alan Cook and Michael Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Johnson, George Creeley, Donnie Smith, Shawn Cook, Jay Smith, Dawn Daniels, Derrick Smith, Danny Smith, Heather Stephens, Amy Cook, Doug Farmer, Angela Stephens, Scott Cook, Greg Daniels, Dale Cason and Bobby Hallford.
Michael Louis Whiddon, 52 of Ozark, formerly of Newville, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Jan. 24, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Burial will follow at the Newville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary in Headland. At other times, the family will be at the residence in Ozark. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Ozark Baptist Church, 282 S. Union Ave., Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Mr. Whiddon was born and reared in Newville, son of the late Marvette L. (Gret) Whiddon and Rose Colle Whiddon. He had lived in Ozark since 1990.
Mr. Whiddon attended Newville High School but was a 1968 graduate of Abbeville High School. He also graduated from Troy State University where he received a degree in business administration. Mr. Whiddon was a member of Ozark Baptist Church. He was employed as a superintendent with J.B. Head Construction Co. of Ozark. In earlier years, he was employed by Singletary Construction Co. of Dothan.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Cathy Gwyn Whiddon; four daughters, Christina Kelley and her husband, Shane Kelley of Fayetteville, Ark., Stephenie Vega and her husband, Albero Vega of Dothan, Malissa Curtis and her husband, Ian Curtis of Dothan, and Brandi Whiddon of Dyer Ind.; two sons, Christopher Whiddon of Anchorage, Alaska, and Robert Whiddon of Ozark; a sister, Jill Whiddon Capan of Newville; a brother, Russell Joe Whiddon and his wife, Cathy Bodiford Whiddon of Derby, Kan.; six grandchildren, Cori Hall, Christian Burgans, McKayla Burgans, Martha Vega, Mikie Curtis and Cora Curtis.
Sylvia McLeod Clark, 78 of Westside Terrace, Dothan, formerly of Ozark, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Ozark with Dr. S.C. Jackson, pastor, and the Rev. Stephen Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at Westside Cemetery in Ozark, with Trawick Funeral Home in charge of services.
Mrs. Clark was born Sept. 23, 1924, to Will and Daisy McLeod. She was united in holy matrimony to James Harris Clark. She was a member of Greater Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. She was an active member of WC Autrey Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Daisy McLeod; her husband, James H. Clark; brother, James McLeod of Buffalo, N.Y.; and sisters, Annie W. Kirby of Detroit, Mich., and Daisy Crawford of Utica, N.Y.
She is survived by three sons, Jerome McLeod, George Henry (Mary), and Earl Clark, all of Ozark; four daughters, Mary Jane (Fred) Huggins, Marilyn Lee and Eleanor (James) Freeman of Ozark, and Vivian Clark of Laurel, Md.; brother, George McLeod of Montgomery; two sisters, Mary Nancy Seals of Ozark, and Gussie V. Jackson of Detroit, Mich.; two stepsons, James Howard Clark of Geneva, and Wanie Charles Clark of Enterprise; grandchildren, Melvin (TeLinda) McLeod of Philadelphia, Pa., Fred E. Huggins, Patricia Huggins, Jeremy James Freeman, Jason Lee, Mary Ann (Thomas) Jones, Sabrina Mi. (Bernell) Jones, Judy C. Huggins (Antonia Williams), Kindra Huggins, Tamara Roseboro, LaTina Tellis and Sofia Freeman, all of Ozark, Jimmy Charles Clark of Mobile, Mariel LaKeitha Clark of Atlanta Ga. Heather Lee and Cecelia Lee of Lakewood, Wash., Felicia Clark and Kathleen Clark of Enterprise, Contessa McCloud of Warner Robbins, Ga., Ruby Schern, Olivia (Michael) McCray of Chancellor, and Tiffany Clark of Mobile; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and special friends, Mary Lee, Joann Robinson and Patricia Ray.