Mrs. Sandra Ann Carroll, 61 of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Chalkhead Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. Sheffield officiating. Burial will follow in the Chalkhead Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. The body will lie instate at the church one hour prior to service time. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Chalkhead Baptist Church Building Fund, 495 County Road 35, Ozark, AL, 36360.
Mrs. Carroll lived in Dale County, Alabama since 1974. She was a member of Chalkhead Baptist Church.
Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Priscilla Winistorfer; and her husband, Sherman Carroll.
Survivors include, one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Rick Shiver of Midland City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Tish Compton of Bellevue, Neb.; and Jason and Tammy Compton of Nicoma Park, Okla.; five step-daughters, Diana Hoy of California; Rebecca Johns of Ozark; Sarah Meeks of Midland City; Cindy Cox of Elizabethtown, Ky; and Delena Tarter of Oklahoma; five step-sons, Wayne Carroll of Dothan; Mark Carroll of Mobile; Robert Carroll of Dothan; Sherman Carroll Jr. of Ozark; and David Carroll of St. Mary's, Ky.; one sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Chuck Gonzalez, of Billings, Mont.; one brother and sister-in-law, Nick and JoAnn Winistorfer, of Bismarck, N.C.; and 24 grandchildren.
Joseph W. Brown, Jr.
Reflections of Life Let not your heart be troubled - John 14:1
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you - John 14:27
A Time to be Born: Joseph W. Brown was the son of Rosa Lee and Joseph Brown Sr. He was born Dec. 9, 1929, in
A Time to Love: He was married to Leasand Brown. To this union, three children were born, Joseph, Stevie, and
A Time to Learn: In his early educational learning he graduated from Union Central High School in Columbia, La.
Joseph entered the US Army July 9, 1948, where he served 20 year's. His military career was filled with several notable
achievements as an enlisted soldier. Joseph served two tours in 'The Republic of Vietnam. He retired from the US Army in September of 1968. After retirement from the US Army, he was employed by Hayes International followed by employment with the Department of the Army Family Housing as a housing inspector. He retired from the Department of the Army on
Dec. 31, 1991.
A Time to Live: He confessed his belief in Christ at an early age and was a faithful and loyal member at St. Beulah
Missionary Baptist Church. Joseph reached his spiritual pinnacle when he stepped into God's perfect plan and purpose for him. Standing in the office of a Deacon and Help's Ministry.
A Time to Die: On Oct. 5, 2004, Joseph heard God's call to move from mortality to immortality to be with him.
A Time of Peace: Through dedicated and devoted service Joseph has touched and inspired the lives of many men, women, boys and girls. He was a man of integrity who was diligent in his responsibilities to his family, his ministry his job and his friends. The legacy of his season is left to his devoted family, a loving and faithful wife, Leasand Brown; three children, Joseph O. (Rosalind): Stevie (Yolanda); Martha Bynum (Elijah); two step-children, Otha Reynolds (Roberta) and Harold
Reynolds (Jennie); nine grandchildren, Tiffany Brown, Lajuanna Crittendon, Joseph T. Brown, Sharonda Banks, April (Wardrick) Griffin, Sherrell, Ayonna, Ashley and Shakyra Brown; several step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two aunts, Lela Holley and Willie Mae Reddick; two sister-in-laws, Mavis Griffin and Lucille Griffin; one brother-in-law, Henry Walker Jr.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be held at
Westside Cemetery, Ozark. The Rev. VJ Coleman will be officiating. Visitation will be today Oct. 8, from 2-6 p.m., at Lewis
& Lewis Funeral Home, Ozark. The remains will lie in state on Oct. 9, from 1-2 p.m., at St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Enterprise.
Mrs. Trudie Ann Gachet Mowrey, 44 of North County Road 67, Ozark, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2004, in UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., following a long, courageous battle with colon cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Chapel with Dr. Billy Gaither and the Rev. Bill Weed officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at other times the family will receive friends at the home of her parents, Chalmers and Mary Ann Gachet, 6318 Highway 105, Skipperville, AL. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Trudie was born Nov. 20, 1959, the daughter of Chalmers and Mary Ann Turner Gachet, in Dale County. She attended G.W. Long High School in Skipperville and Wallace Community College. She worked at Food World in Ozark and Dothan for several years and with Global Motors of Dothan. Trudie was a member of Morgan Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends dearly. She will truly be missed, but will always be cherished by many sweet memories.
A brother, Freddie Gachet, preceded Trudie in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving husband of five years, James R. Mowrey, of Ozark; parents, Chalmers and Mary Ann Gachet, of Skipperville; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Miss Nell Dowling, a resident of Montgomery, Ala. and formerly of Ozark, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Montgomery.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. John D. Reese, III officiating. Interment will follow in Claybank Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 10 a.m. Monday until service time.
Miss Dowling was a native of Ozark. She had lived the past 50 years in Montgomery where she retired as the secretary of a land development corporation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sallie Mac Williams Dowling and Frederick Tolbert Dowling, Sr.; two sisters, Jule Laughlin and Sara Bagwell; and one brother, Fred T. Dowling, Jr.
Survivors include three nieces, Saralyn Laughlin of Fort Collins, Colo., Sara D. Bishop of Atlanta, Ga., and Erin McCabe, Franklin, Tenn.; two nephews, George T. Laughlin and John F. Laughlin, both of Fort Collins; and friends, the Walter Bamberg Family of Montgomery.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to our favorite charity.
Herbert Hoover Thompson, 75 of 4516 County Road 68, Ariton, passed away Sept. 30, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 3, 2004, at Concord Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Riley Enfinger and Chaplain Dan Tew officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Concord Cemetery, c/o Robert Thompson, County Road 41, Skipperville, AL.
Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 28, 7929 in Dale County, and was a lifelong resident of Dale County. He was a member of Concord Congregational Methodist Church. Mr. Thompson retired from DynCorp as a mechanic after 29 years of service. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather as well as a friend to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our loss is Heaven's gain.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his first wife, Jewelene Thompson; one brother, Junior Nobles. He was predeceased by one uncle, John Terry Thompson two aunts, Esther Nobles and Inez Welch; and one cousin, Ernest Welch.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 26 years, Linda Thompson, of Skipperville; his mother, Lola Bell Roberts of Clio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert and Linda Thompson of Skipperville; Roger and Vicki Thompson of Ozark; two step-children, Foy DeWayne Gill and Yvonne Howell, both of Ozark; two grandchildren, Brad and Angie Thompson of Ozark; two brothers and two sisters, Holman (Betty) Roberts and Jimmy (Betty) all of Clio; Crace Hagler of Skipperville; and Shirley Cooper of Ozark; one uncle, Alto Hazen Thompson, of Skipperville; Etta Mae Meeks of Nicholls, Ga.; and Vera Bell of Dothan; cousins, and a host of friends also survive.
Virgie Ethel McBride, 95 of 1374 Deese Road, Ozark, passed away Tuesday Sept. 28 2004, at Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation in Dothan.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. McBride was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Green County Miss. She was the daughter of Joseph Thomas Brown and Elizabeth Crumpley Brown.
She was a retired beautician and a member of Pathway Baptist Church.
Mrs. McBride was survived by her son, Charles McBride of Ozark.
Larry Kenyon, 58 of Pinckard, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2004 in the Oakview Manor Health Care Center in Ozark.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 28, 2004, the Pinckard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Davitz and Dr. Delbert Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinckard Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. today at the mortuary in Headland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, Inc., PO. Drawer 2127, Dothan, AL 36302 or to Gideons International, PO. Box 1051, Dothan, AL 36302.
Mr. Kenyon was born in Columbus, Ga., and had lived in Pinckard since 1976. Mr. Kenyon was a member of the Pinckard United Methodist Church and the Lucy Hathaway Cornerstone Prayer Group. He retired, due to disability, from Pemco Aeroplex at Napier Field as a supervisor in management. In earlier years, Mr. Kenyon served in the Brundidge Army National Guard Unit.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Gayle Gissendanner Kenyon, Pinckard; two daughters, Sherri Kenyon, Ozark; Elizabeth Kenyon, Pinckard; a son, Clayton Kenyon and his wife, Rachel Kenyon, Pinckard; a grandson, Nicholas Kenyon, Pinckard; three sisters, Delilah LuDuc, Gail Ortiz and Brinda Cartier, all of Connecticut; two brothers, Michael Kenyon, Connecticut; Jimmy Mills, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert E. and Helen Gissendanner, Pinckard; sister-in-law, Linda Gissendanner Harvey and her husband, C.L. Harvey, Pinckard; special friend and caregiver, Sonya Ard, Dothan.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Reggie Schuler, Albert Trawick, Richard Chapman, Larry Downing, Jimmy Seay and A.E. Cumbie.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lucy Hathaway Cornerstone Prayer Group.
Mrs. Esta Mae Odom Starling Keller, 79 of James Street, Ozark, Ala., died Saturday morning, Sept. 25, 2004, in a Dothan hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in the Keller chapel of Holman Funeral Home with Chaplain Randall Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Starling Cemetery in Troy, Ala. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 tonight.
Mrs. Keller was a native of Coffee County, living in Ozark, Ala., for the past 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Starling; and two daughters Sallie Thompson and Sue Whitehead.
Survivors include, one daughter, Darlis Boles, Clearmont, Fla.; five sons and two daughters-in-law, Raymond and Loretta Starling, Ronnie and Patsy Starling, Tommy Starling, Donnie Starling, and Greg Starling, all of Ozark Ala.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" Summers, 56 of Ozark; Ala., passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Greg Doss officiating.
Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Mrs. Summers was born Sept. 14, 1948 in Clarksburg W. Va. She was a graduate of Victory High School in Clarksburg and later met and married Jerry Summers
in 1969. She and her husband traveled extensively while he served in the U. S. Army. They later settled in Ozark in 1983. She will be remember as a loving, supportive wife and mother and "Nana."
Surviving family include her husband of 35 years, Jerry Summers, of Ozark; a daughter, Teresa Summers; a son, Jerry Summers, Jr. and his wife Brandy; her mother,
Betty Lantz; two sisters Barbara Chewning and Carla Reger; two brothers, Randy Pierce and Rodney Lantz; and grandchildren, Zackary Riley, Miranda Johnson, Jordan Lowe, Dylan Summers, and Austin Summers.
Miss Rada "Toodlie" Mae Monk, 79 of Ozark Nursing Home in Ozark, Ala passed away Sept. 23, 2004.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Sept. 25, 2004, from Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Bobbye Nell Pouncey Triplett, 88 of Daleville Ala. died Sunday Sept. 19, 2004, at Enterprise Nursing Home in Enterprise, Ala.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Beasley officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at Searcy Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today Sept. 20, 2004. T he family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Reese Pouncy Library Fund , at Providence Baptist Church.
Mrs. Triplett was a native of Dale County, living in Clayhatchee most all of her life. She graduated from Dale County High School, Ozark, Ala., in 1934 and from Moody Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. Mrs. Triplett worked as a registered nurse for 43 years. She also worked with the Army Nurse Corps for three years during World War II. Mrs. Triplett worked at Fort Rucker Hospital for 12 years. During the opening of the Enterprise Hospital and Nursing Home, she was the director of nursing for eight years.
Mrs. Triplett was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Triplett, on Aug. 24, 2000, after 57 years of marriage. Mrs. Triplett was also preceded in death by her parents, Reese and Jewel Pouncey and her sister, Jean Pouncey Howell.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law Mitchell and Martha Triplett, New Bern, N.C., Jeffrey Triplett, LaGrange, Ga., Gene and Patti Triplett, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Katie, Amanda, Mitchell Triplett Jr. Matthew, Ashley Triplett and Jennifer Leger, Dee Dee, Ruth, Sarah, Guy Triplett; two great-grandchildren, Evan Leger and JoJo Triplett.
The family of Mrs. Triplett would like to extend a special thanks to Enterprise Nursing Home for their care and compassion displayed for both John and Bobbye Triplett, during their need for extended care.