Mrs. Agnes E. White, 86 of Ozark, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Dale Medical Center after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles McCabe officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Thursday to service time Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. White was a native of Bloomfield, N.J., having lived in Ozark since 1967. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Ozark, a homemaker mother grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her husband, Arthur William White, and one daughter, Patricia Alice White, preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter Dianne Thomas and her husband, Walter Ozark; two sons, Alfred A. White and his wife, Mildred, Bill White and his wife, Cindy all of Ozark; one sister, Emily Stidel, Cedar Grove, N.J.; five grandchildren, Barry Thomas, Ozark, Alfred A. White Jr., Kansas City, Mo., Marie Wright, Nicole Thomas, and Tony White, all of Ozark; seven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Earlene Tharpe, 74 of Lynn Haven, Fla., died Thursday Dec. 11, 2003 at a local hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m.. Sunday Dec. 14 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. William Arnold Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Peniel Cemetery in Skipperville. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Local arrangements are being handled by Heritage Funeral Home.
She was a homemaker and had lived in the Bay County area since 1967, moving from Albany, Ga. She was Methodist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Tharpe; and two brothers, Thurman Herring and Roscoe Herring.
She is survived by four sons, Robert Cecil Tharpe and wife, Anita, of Panama City, Fla., Charles Tharpe and wife, Teresa, Wayne Tharpe and wife, Rene, Paul Tharpe and wife, Nell all of Southport, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Cecil, Christina, Ashley Shawn, Joseph, Bobby Michael, Darrel and Mollie; five great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mae McCallister of Austin, Texas, Mary Tharpe of Eufaula; one brother James Herring of Ozark; sisters-in-law Merle Smith and husband, Winon, of Eufaula, Gladys Herring of Louisville, Johnnie Wells and husband, Ed, of Lansing, Mich., Jean Walker of Clio, Jeanette Williams and husband, Doug, of Ozark, Jerry Spivey of Skipperville; brothers-in-law Jack Dudley of Eufaula and Kenneth Tharpe of Ozark; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Barney Tharpe, Jimmy Tharpe, Cecil Tharpe, Dennis Walker Andy Herring Michael Tharpe, Shawn Tharpe, Kirk Herring, Terry Spivey and Bobby Swearingen.
Clifford Davis Sr., 78 of County Road 68, Ariton, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2003, at Dale Medical Center emergency room in Ozark.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 13 at Holman-Abbeville Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. James E. Ward Jr. and the Rev. James E. Ward Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Abbeville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Mr. Davis was born and reared in Ft. Myers, Fla., son of the late Paul Davis and Effie Hicks Davis. He formerly lived in Glades County Fla., before moving to Abbeville in 1973. He had been a resident of Dale County, near Skipperville since 1998. Mr. Davis attended Shiloh Word Fellowship in Clopton. He was self-employed most of his adult life as a welder and automobile mechanic.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Paul Davis; a brother, James Boyd Jr. and two grandchildren, Janna Linn Click and Jonathan Wendell Click.
Surviving relatives include his wife, LaVern Brown Davis, Ariton; four daughters, Judy Watson, Shorterville, Joyce Hamilton, Shorterville, Janice Bush and her husband, Don Bush, Eufaula, June McKnight and her husband, Joe McKnight, Abbeville; two sons, Clifford Davis Jr. and his wife, Alivia Davis, Ariton, Jimmy Don Davis, Shorterville; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Warren "Rex" Stephens, 82 of Highway 123, Newton died Wednesday Dec. 10, 2003 at Flowers Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Hood ofticiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Stephens was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Dale County to Irvin L. and Laura Payne Stephens and lived the early years of his life in Skipperville Ala. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Stephens was engaged in farming all of his working life until his retirement in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Stephens, Wicksburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Diane Stephens, Wicksburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Ann and Wallace Thomley Dothan; three grandchildren., Adam Stephens Alexandra Stephens and Melinda Sherrod; two great-grandchildren four sisters, Doris Carr, Dothan, Sudie Powell, Enterprise, Norma Kibler Dothan, Shirley Battles Hartford; several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Emily Ruth Hornsby Brown, 94 of Ozark died Wednesday Dec. 10, 2003, at Oakview Manor Nursing Facility after a short illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at El Bethel Assembly of God Church with Pastor Mike Taylor and the Rev Dave Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Mrs. Brown was a native of Coffee County having made her home in Dale County most of her life. She was a member of El Bethel Assembly of God Church a homemaker a great vegetable and flower gardener and loved sewing and designing clothes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell L. Brown; one daughter Mary Mammoser; one sister Ira Mae Stevens; and two brothers, Gaius Hornsby and Howard Hornsby.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Burkett, Ozark, Myra Holland, Birmingham and Tamara Bishop, Trussville; one son-in-law James L. Mammoser Dunwoody Ga.; two sisters, Hazel Stevens, and Dot Tindol, New Brockton; seven brothers, John D. Hornsby Dothan, Jack Hornsby, New Brockton, Claxton Hornsby New Brockton, Leon Hornsby New Hope, Gaston Hornsby New Brockton. William A. Hornsby Dothan and Arthur Hornsby, New Brockton; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Alicia Jane Payne, 43 of Naples, Fla. formerly of Ozark, died Tuesday Dec. 9, 2003.
A memorial service for Miss Payne will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Miss Payne was born in Ocala, Fla. She lived in the Asbury Community and graduated from G. W. Long High School in 1978. She represented Skipperville in the 1977 National Peanut Festival as "Miss Skipperville". She graduated from Troy State University with a Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health and Counseling and moved to Naples, Fla. in 1999.
She was preceded in death by her parents E. C. (Mack) and Margaret Snell Payne, and one sister, Peggy Payne Watson.
She is survived by two brothers, John W. Payne and his wife, Mary, and Mack W. Payne and his wife, Sandra, all of Naples, a niece, Tracy York and her husband, James, of Pinckard; a great nephew, Samuel York; a brother-in-law, Max Watson; an Uncle, Ab Payne, Jr.; and several other nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund 2536 County Road 33, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Dora Mae Sims, 87 and a resident of Ozark, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at Flowers Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday December 12, 2003, at Christian Home Church of Christ with Dr. Mark Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Mrs. Sims will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time on Friday. Flowers are being accepted or memorials may be made to Christian Home Church of Christ.
Mrs. Sims was born May 7, 1916, in Lamar County Alabama, and lived there until 1955. She then moved to Dale County where she has resided the last 48 years. Mrs. Sims was a homemaker and was a member of Christian Home Church of Christ.
Mrs. Sims was predeceased by her husband, James Lloyd Sims, a brother, Walter Bryant, a sister, Earlene Bryant and her parents, David Paul and Eppie McDaniel Bryant.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Edward and Terry Sims, Gulfport, Mississippi, Wayne D. and Jannett Sims, Newton, and James C. and Annick Sims, Wicksburg; two daughters and a son-in-law Mary Alice Danford, Ashford, Patsy Marie and Willie Burkett, Dothan; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jo Ann Barnes, Caledonia, Mississippi, and Lovie Sparks Columbus, Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Marge Buhrmann, 74 of Martin Street in Ozark, Alabama, died at her home Monday, December 8, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday December 9, 2003, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Rev. Stewart Marshal officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home after the service. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003, at McHenry Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock, Illinois.
Mrs. Buhrmann was born March 23, 1929, the daughter of the late James O'Neill and Elsie H. Shultz O'Neill, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She moved to Ozark with her husband in the late 90's. Her husband, Lloyd Myron Buhrmann, preceded her in death October 15, 2000. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Ozark, Alabama. Family requests the omission of flowers and memorial contributions be given to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama, 36360, or to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1500 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama, 36360, or to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary Illinois.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Jackie and Norm Kinney of Ozark, Ala., and Barbara and Donnie Stoerp of Hebron, Ill.; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Becky Buhrmann of Ozark, Ala.; one brother, William O'Neill and wife, JoAnn, of Woodstock, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Shane Kinney Stacey Anderson, Richard, Raymond and Denise Stoerp, and William and Leigh Anne Buhrmann; three step-grandchildren, Chris Peters, Ashley Peters and Dakota Albritton; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Grace Anderson and Jordan Alexandria Kinney; and two special friends, Sharon Wright and Joe White.
Mr. Rodney Dykes Teal, 56 of Ariton died Tuesday night, Dec. 2, 2003, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Foreman and the Rev. Robert Foreman officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark. The body will be placed in the Church one hour prior to service time Friday. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2346 W. Main St., Suite 3, Dothan, Ala. 36301.
Mr. Teal was a native of Clio, graduated from Carroll High School in Ozark in 1965, and attended Troy State University. He was retired from the Army National Guard following service in Daleville, Ariton, and Montgomery. He was a member of the New Hope Congregational Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ellen Harper Teal and Horace Dykes Teal.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Ezell Teal, Ariton; three daughters, Mary Kathryn Teal-Varnum and her husband, Jason, Elizabeth Ann Teal, and Sarah Elaine Teal, all of Ariton; two sisters, Susan Clayton, Clayton, and Ellen Valoria, Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Danny Teal, Brundidge, and Jim Teal, Clio.
Mrs. Mae Etta Creel Lisenby, 94 of Ozark, died Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2003, at Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark. Interment will follow in Westview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 5 until 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Lisenby was a native of Dale County where she worked with the Department of Agriculture for 38 years. She then worked with her late husband, George W. Lisenby in Lisenby Nurseries until their retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ozark, the Mary Tarver Carroll Sunday School Class, and Federal Retired Employees Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Marcella Paulk Creel and Marion Andrew Creel, her husband, George W. Lisenby one sister, Eura Creel Simpler, and five brothers, Tommie Creel, Aretous Creel, Eletous Creel, M. A. Creel, and Raymond Creel, all of Dothan.
She is survived by her sister Mrs. Neva Creel Heath of Ozark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westview Memorial Cemetery Fund, C / O Mr. L. F. Sessions, 1141 East Roy Parker Road, Ozark, Ala. 36360, or to your favorite charity.
Oren (Bud) Coleman, 83 and E-6 retired, United States Air Force, died Thursday Nov. 27, 2003 in Flowers Hospital Dothan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Andy Baril officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with full military rites. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home during these hours.
Mr. Coleman was born on Oct. 20, 1920 in Tallassee, Fla., the son of the late Ambus Bandy Coleman and Susie Liza Edwards Coleman. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, and retired from the United States Air Force having served 22 years. He loved fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy Coleman, who died on Jan. 2, 2003 and his son Dan Coleman, who died October 14, 1997.
He is survived by his sister Christine Perry and husband Walter, of Parrot, Ga.; his brother, Lamar Coleman and wife Sara, of Harlem, Ga.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Alice Redding Flournoy, 80 of Tallassee, Alabama, formerly of Ozark, died Wednesday November 26, 2003. in Tallassee.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. CST Tuesday in New Park Cemetery, Fort Gaines, Ga., with her nephew, Deacon Frank Redding officiating. Interment will follow.
Mrs. Flournoy was born and raised in Clay County Ga., moved to Ozark in 1953, and lived here for 39 years. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joel Flournoy one son, Paul Austin Flournoy and one brother Billy Redding.
Survivors include one daughter Jewell McGee and her husband, Mickey Tallassee, two sons, Robert Flournoy and Donna Allessi, West Palm Beach, Florida, and Joel Thomas Flournoy Wetumpka, Alabama, four grandchildren, Heather Sayers, Tallassee, Rob Flournoy and his wife, Kim, Yuma, Arizona, Brad Flournoy and his wife, Daryllynn, San Diego, California, and Amy Christopher and her husband, David, Atlanta, Georgia, six great grandchildren, Tyler Sayers, Amber Sayers, Abbie Flournoy, Tyler Flournoy, Bryce Christopher and Ryan Flournoy special family Jackie Flournoy Todd Sayers, and Kay Lynn McGarvey.
Mr. Andy Grubbs, 59 of Shalimar Fla., formerly of Ozark, died Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 in a Fort Walton Beach hospital.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Claybank Cemetery with the Rev Harry Circle officiating. Interment will follow.
Mr. Grubbs was born April 21, 1944, in Ozark and had been a resident of the Fort Walton Beach, Fla. area for more than 25 years. Andy was a Baptist by faith. He served honorably in the Air National Guard and had been working for BAE Systems as an aircraft controller for over 25 years at Eglin Air Force Base. He was also in partnership in Starcade Billiards of Fort Walton Beach, Fla..
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie T. Hudson Grubbs and Jim T. Grubbs.
He is survived by his son Adam Grubbs of California and several cousins.