Mrs. Edith Mae Furry Gourley, 78 of Rock Hill, S.C., and native of Harlan, Ky., died Tuesday June 17, 2003, at her home.
Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Thursday June 19 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel with the Rev. Jeffrey Lingle officiating. Interment is private. Visitation will follow memorial services. Fellowship will follow at the home of Dr. and Mrs. James Jewell, 1218 Auburndale Lane, Rock Hill, S.C. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 1236 Ebenezer Road, Suite 230, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732.
Mrs. Gourley lived more than 50 years in Ozark. Mrs. Gourley was a member of Eastern Star and a loving mother of her two daughters. She was active in raising money for the March of Dimes and Humane Society.
Mrs. Gourley is survived by her daughters, Deborah Dee Gourley Jewell of Rock Hill, S.C. and Karen Lynn Gourley Pincket of Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Homer Theo Jones Jr., 77. of Ozark, died Monday June 16, 2003, at Dale Medical Center.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday June 18 at Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Dr. Billy D. Gaither officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ozark-Dale County Public Library
Mr. Jones retired from the U.S. Navy after serving in WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. He moved to Ozark in 1966 after his retirement from the navy. Mr. Jones then worked at Ft. Rucker as an air traffic control instructor. He also authored several civil war books.
Survivors include wife, Helen H. Jones of Ozark; two sons, Homer Theo (Butch) Jones, III of Ozark; Jon W. Jones of Cowarts; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Davis, 88 of Ozark, died Sunday afternoon, June 15, 2003, after an extended illness.
A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003, from Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery located in Brundidge, Alabama, with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. the day of the service with family receiving friends and family during this time. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be given to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 291, Ozark, Ala. 36361.
Mrs. Davis was the wife of the late Dr. Shelby R. Davis. A brother, Thomas McCarver, of Ozark, and a sister, Mamie Hutson, also of Ozark, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Mr. Wendell Gene Davis, Ozark; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. David and Mrs. Linda D. Miller, Ariton; one sister, Bobbie Kroelinger, Huntsville; two brothers, Arthur L. McCarver of Prattville; and Bill McCarver, Oxford; grandchildren, Mr. Brian-Christopher Farnham, Ozark; Mr. and Mrs. Jason S. Miller, Ozark; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Goolsby, Troy; Mr. Ashley Miller, Auburn; and Jeri Holton, Ozark; and great-grandchildren, Jordan and Elijah Miller, and Michael and Mark Holton.
Charles H. "Chuck" Lambert, 47 of Richardson Drive, Daleville, died Monday morning, June 9, 2003 at the family residence after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Daleville Baptist Church with Dr. James Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Daleville Memorial Gardens with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the Daleville Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday.
Chuck attended the Vivian B. Adams School where he was a member of the Boy Scout Troop # 126. He was also a member of the Special Olympics and the Ft. Rucker Chargers Bowling Team as well as a member of the Daleville Baptist Church.
His father, Arville Allen Lambert preceded him in death.
Flowers will be accepted or donations could be made to the Vivian B. Adams School, 2047 Stuart Tarter Road, Ozark, Ala. 36360.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Jessie and Steve Crouch, Daleville, one sister, Lydia Ann Grooms (Clint), one brother, Jesse A. Lambert (Vivian) all of Daleville, nieces and nephews, Connie Everly, Allan Grooms, David and Keith Lambert, Shan Anderson.
Mrs. Pam Gill, 44 of Ozark died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, in Jacksonville, Fla., due to complications after her organ transplants.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday June 8 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William Hart and the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p,m, Saturday at Holman Funeral Home, 995 South Union Avenue, Ozark. At other times, the family will be at the family residence.
Mrs. Gill was born Nov. 17, 1958, to Johnnie Foskey Stewart and Worthy Bruce Stewart. She was a native of Ozark, attended Ariton High School, and was a monitor technician at Southeast Alabama Medical Center until 1999 when her health caused her to stop working. She was a candidate for heart, double lung and liver transplants for three years receiving them in March 2002. She had the support of her entire community during her battle with her illnesses. She was a member of
Ozark Baptist Church and attended the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Stewart.
Survivors include her husband of Ozark, Richard L. (Dickie) Gill, two sons, Shawn Gill and Lance Gill of Ozark; her parents, Bruce and Johnnie Stewart of Ozark; one grandson, Christopher Hunter Ray Gill of Ozark; her grandmother, Joyce Foskey of Rockledge, Ga.
Mr. LaJoie Roberts, 82 of Skipperville, died Wednesday evening, June 4, 2003, at Dale Medical Center in Ozark after a long illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday June 7 at Magnolia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Braxton Snowden and the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Magnolia Cemetery Fund, 5049 Co. Rd. 68, Skipperville, Ala.
Mr. Roberts was a native and lifelong resident of Dale County and a member of Magnolia United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He retired from Civil Service at Fort Rucker in 1976.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Thelda Childers Roberts; second wife, Johnnie Ruth Bradshaw; father and mother, William Floyd and Lee Dora Shirah Roberts.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Roberts of Skipperville; one daughter, Linda Altman of Lynn Haven, Fla.; one step-daughter, Becky Leatherwood of Ozark; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Nita Roberts of Skipperville, and Johnny and Malissa Roberts of Hartford; three step-sons, Joseph Thorne of Panama City, Fla., David Thorne of Skipperville, and James Thorne of Ozark; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Maureen and Gordon Hubbard, Jean Smith, Paula and Rupert Willis, and Carol and Thomas Parker, all of Ozark, and Hazel and Floyd Buckner of Enterprise; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Childers of Skipperville, and Jewlene Campbell of Clio; three grandchildren, Brad Altman, Ashley Roberts and Abby Roberts; one great-grandson, Nathan Altman; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Mr. James Edward (Eddie) Foote, 51 of Ozark, died Tuesday morning, June 3, 2003, in Weatherford, Okla.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday June 6 at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Greg Doss ofticiating. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel. 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. Foote was a native and life long resident of Dale County He attended First Assembly of God Church iri Ozark, was employed with Wallace Community College for the past 17 years as dean of Finance.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Monica Foote of Ozark; two daughters, Kristen and Katrina Foote of Ozark; son and daughter-in-law, Cheyenne and Charlotte Foote of Cartersville, Ga.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Durwood and Maria Foote of Brownville, Texas, Wayne and Maria Foote of Opelika, Murray and Mary Ann Foote of Newton, Howard Foote of Hartford, Conn.; grandson, Layton Foote of Cartersville, Ga.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Mrs. Mellie Skipper Whaley, 87 of Ozark, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Gaither officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Memorial Cemetery The body will lie in-state at the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, East Broad Street, Ozark, Ala.
Mrs. Whaley was a native and lifelong resident of Dale County, Ala. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Whaley along with her husband, William, owned and operated Whaley Brothers and Cinderella's in downtown Ozark for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Whaley in January 2000; one brother, Mackado Skipper; and two sisters, Dorothy Skipper and Estella Fuqua.
Survivors include one daughter Kathy Lee Edwards of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law William Michael and Wanda Whaley of Waxhaw, N.C.; two sisters, Theresa Ivy of Texas City Texas, and Mary Ethyl Welliver of Lynn Haven, Fla.; one brother, G.C. Skipper of Tuscaloosa; five grandchildren, Melise Gaydos, Richard Peterson, Ian Edwards and wife, Ashley, Heather Edwards, and Matthew Whaley; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Lena Mae Heath, 89 of Ozark died Monday June 2, 2003, at Riverside Convalescent Center in Newport News, Va., after a short battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday June 6 at Holman Funeral Home Chapel of Ozark with the Rev. Dr. Jay Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Visitation. will be 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society 2346 W. Main St., Suite 3, Dothan, Ala. 36301.
Mrs. Heath was born in Cottonwood, Ala., and was raised in Crestview, Fla. She was a devoted Army wife for 30 years. Following her husband's retirement at Fort Rucker, she lived in Ozark and was an active member of the Ozark Baptist Church for 30 years. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Heath lived in Montgomery. Mrs. Heath had been a resident of the Hiddenwood Retirement Community in Newport News since 1995, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newport News.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Foy K. Heath; and one daughter, Kay Heath Fuller.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Heath Sills and Rick Sills of Yorktown, Va.; a son-in-law, Cary Fuller Jr. of Montgomery; four grandchildren, Brian Sills of Bend, Ore., Jennifer Sills of Yorktown, Va., Margaret Fuller Haack and her husband, Robert, of Huntsville, Charles Fuller and his wife, Darlene, of Roswell, Ga.; four great granddaughters, Allison and Jessica Haack, Lauren and Hailey Fuller; nephew, Douglas Turner of Dothan;. niece, Margaret Turner Lindsey of Dothan, nephew Jody Richardson of Ozark, niece, Sabrina Richardson Fain of Geneva.
Mr. Claude C. Etheredge, 79 of Ozark, died Sunday May 30, 2004, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday June 2, 2004, in Holman Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Fred Averette, Elder Dave Rhodes, and Elder Leon Etheredge officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Religious and Historical Association, 401 South County Road 20, Ozark, Ala., 36360.
Claude C. Etheredge was born Oct. 15, 1924, in McKenzie, Ala., to Elder S.W. and Mrs. Lena Hester Etheredge. He moved with his parents to Ozark, living here the remainder of his life except far five years when he, his wife, and three daughters lived in Hartford, Ala. He was a member of Dale County High School class of 1944. His wife and children were very proud that he received his GED and promoted himself further by completing a Dale Carnegie course. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church where he was a deacon and treasurer. He was instrumental in establishing the Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Religious and Historical Society.
Claude retired from Phillip Van Heusen following 38 years of service. He worked every job in the pajama and shirt factory working his way from janitor to plant manager. Claude and his wife of 59 years, Louise, enjoyed working together in his vegetable garden and in their beautiful flower garden. Claude and Louise's home was given the first Ozark Beautification Award. Their home was also featured in the first Ozark-Dothan area Botanical Garden tour. He also kept the grounds of his Church in exceptional condition.
No one ever had a better husband, daddy, brother, uncle, boss, or friend than he was. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all that knew him. Each life he touched was made better by having known Mr. Claude. The family extends a special thanks to Covenant Hospice and to his care givers, Sandra Burke and Tracy Gissendanner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elder and Mrs. S.W. Etheredge, one sister, Melba Standifer, and two brothers, A.P. Etheredge and Warren Etheredge.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Louise Andrews Etheredge, Ozark; three daughters and two sons-in-law Sandra and Greg Pritchett, Ozark, Gayle and Lenny Forti, Roswell, Ga., and Carolyn Cox, Anderson, S.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Joe Jones, Huntsville, and Minnie and Johnnie Lindsy Birmingham; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Nathan and Doris Etheredge, Crookville, Tenn., and Leon Etheredge, Woodville, Ala.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Bert and Robin Strickland, Perry, Fla., Carmen and Thomas Joy, Birmingham, Ala., Amanda and James Melby Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, Perry and Emily Pritchett, Newville, Ala., Dennis and Kristan Pritchett, Ozark, Lauren Forti, Roswell, Ga., and Nicole Forti, Roswell, Ga.; and seven great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jeremy Strickland, Hugh Lawson Joy, Eric and Elizabeth Melby Julia and Mattie Pritchett.
Mr. James Arlis Weed, 94 of County Road 5, Ozark died Saturday, May 29, 2004, in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at Non Monday, May 31, 2004, in Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tom Leggett and the Rev. Phil Craddock officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 11 a.m. Monday until service time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Westview Heights United Methodist Church, 800 Camilla Avenue, Ozark, or to the charity of your choice.
Mr. Weed was a native of Dale County,. He graduated from Troy State College, now Troy State University, and taught school in Brantley, Ala., for 10 years. He then served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater on the battleship New Jersey. Following his military service, Mr. Weed began his employment as a microbologist with the State of Alabama Department of Health, working in Anniston, Ala., for 35 years until his retirement. Mr. Weed returned to his family home on Jim Weed Road where he developed a Treasured Forest, of which he was very proud. He was a member of Westview Heights United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board and was past Chairman of the Finance Committee. He was a Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award recipient.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth Ziglar Weed, Jim Weed Road, one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Weed Pollock and Dr. W. Jim Pollock, Daphne, Ala., one son and daughter-in-law, James Arlis Weed, Jr. and Karen Shipp Weed, Reston Va. two grandsons, Dr. Jeff Pollock and his wife, Erika, Spanish Fort, Ala., and Bryan Weed, Fairfax, Va., one sister, Maude Phillips, and one brother, Luther Weed, both of Jim Weed Road.
Betty Hollis Carr, 58 and a resident of Cedar Court, Ozark, Ala., died early Friday afternoon in Dale Medical C.enter following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2004 in the Chapel of Fuqua- Bankston Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4 until h p.m. .Sunday at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carr was a life-long resident of Ozark, Ala., and attended Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Hollis and her step-father and mother, Dewey "Boake" Long and Anna Danner Long.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Roy O. Carr, Ozark, Ala.; two daughters, Vickie C. Brown and her husband, Gary Brown, Ozark, Ala., and Donna C. Hensley and her husband, Ted Hensley, Oklahoma City Okla.; one son, Brian O. Carr, Dothan; three sisters, Patricia Pearson and husband, John Pearson, Ozark, Ala., Linda Faye Hollis and Sarah Nell Leach, both of Birmingham, Ala; two brothers, Bill Hollis and wife, Betty Hollis, Ozark and Larry Hollis, Mt. Olive, Ala.; five grandchildren, Natasha Hensley, Carl Hensley, Jacob Hensley, Lenzi Brown and Anna Carr; and one great-grandson, Alex Hensley.
Mrs. Myrtle B. Ziglar, 91 of Ariton, Ala., died Thursday evening, May 27, 2004, at her home.
Funeral services will be held today, May 29, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Rocky Head Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to service time today. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 E. Andrews Ave., Ozark, AL, 36360 or Rocky Head Baptist Church, 1983 Highway 51, Ariton, AL, 36311.
Mrs. Ziglar was the oldest living member of Rocky Head Baptist Church. She was a native of Dale County, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Ziglar, in July of 2003; and a son, Bobby Joe Ziglar.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann Tatum of Crawfordville, Fla., Nell and Bill Moore of Crawfordville, Fla., Shan and Jimmy Willoughby of Ariton, Ala.; one brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Miriam Batchelor of Ariton, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Annie Ruth Batchelor of Ariton, Ala., Bertha Batchelor of Ariton, Ala., Ruth Weed and her husband, Arlis, of Ozark, Ala.; a special loving friend and caregiver, Miriam Sherrer of Ariton, Ala.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.