Mrs. Roswitha Dowdy of Ozark, died Saturday, August 28, 2004 at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Randall Johnson officiating.
Mrs. Dowdy was born on July 17, 1944 in Giessen, Germany. She leaves to cherish her sweet memories: her husband, Elbert Roy Dowdy, of Ozark; one son, George Moller, of Acadia, FL; three daughters: Anita (Walter) Robinson of Ozark, AL; Birgit (Michael) Moser of Giessen, Germany; and Beale (Thomas) Bateman of Daleville, AL; two sisters: Tilly (Rick) Ross of Myaka City, FL; and Bruni (Bill) Race of Brandton, FL; two brothers: George Schmidt and Anton Schmidt, both of Giessen, Germany; one half-sister, Adele Jones, of Giessen, Germany; father-in-law, John Dowdy, of Bailey, NC; three sisters-in-law: Carolyn Wood of Raleigh, NC; Mary Melton from Wilson, NC; and Linda F. Harris of Wilson, NC; three brothers-in-law, Thomas Dowdy of Raleigh, NC; John Avent of Bailey, NC, and Hubert Evans of New Jersey; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
We, the family of Mrs. Roswitha Dowdy, express our sincere appreciation for the comforting prayers, expressions of love and countless acts of kindness shown during the home going of our beloved one. May God bless each of you.
Mr. Gary Ned Grantham, 70 of Ozark, Ala. (Ewell Community), passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Ewell Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. David V. Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Ewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight. Mr. Grantham will be placed in the church Saturday one hour prior to services.
Mr. Grantham was a member and Deacon of Ewell Bible Baptist Church. He was a native and life-long resident of Dale County, Ala. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 and was later mobilized with the lst Battalion 131st Armor Division in Fort Irwin, Calif., during the Berlin Crisis from September 1961 to August 1962. He was employed with DynCorp from 1956-1992.
Surviving family include his loving wife of 5l years, Charlene S. Grantham of Ozark, Ala. (Ewell Community); two sons, Gary Ned Grantham Jr. (Shana) of Dothan and Ronald Larry Grantham (Donna) of Birmingham, Ala.; three daughters, Kathy Smith (Kim) of Dothan, Sherri Lavender (Ken) of Ozark, Ala., Laurie Gilland of Dothan; brother, Charles E. Grantham of Ozark, Ala. (Ewell Community); and 14 grandchildren, Leah Grantham, Garrett Grantham, Paul Grantham, Marie Standifer, Alex Grantham, David Grantham, Laura Smith, Ashley Smith, Samantha Smith, Baker Lavender, Andre Lavender, Savannah Lavender, Jessica Hardy, and Jonathon Gilland.
Mr. Larry "Timbo" Brock, 51 of Ozark, Ala., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in Troy Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be graveside at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Westview Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 9 until 10 a.m. Friday morning.
"Timbo', as he was affectionately known to those who loved him, was born Sept. 7, 1952, at Fort Rucker, Ala. He was challenged in life (taught himself to play the guitar), but he never lost faith. He loved his brothers deeply and always looked forward to seeing them. Timbo is no longer in pain but is enjoying his heavenly home with his beloved parents and grandparents.
Mr. Brock was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie Stinson Brock and Ernest Brock; his maternal grandparents, Reginald and Lena Stinson; and his paternal grandparents, Minnie and Will Brock.
Surviving are his two loving brothers, Daniel Wayne Brock and his wife, Mary Ann of Dothan and Benny Brock and his wife, Faye of Ozark, Ala.; his niece Rolanda Goree and her husband, Ron of Ozark, Ala.; his great niece, Emily Goree; his great nephew, Brock Goree, all of Ozark, Ala.; and several aunts and uncles.
Mrs. Linda Russell, 58 of Ozark, Ala., passed away at Flowers Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004.
Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 25, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Believers In Christ Tabernacle in Ozark, Ala. Burial will we in the Travelers Rest Cemetery.
Trawick Funeral Home, (334) 774-8374, is in charge of the arrangements.
STB Hawkins, 96 of Enterprise Ala, formerly of Ozark and New Brockton, died Saturday Aug. 21, 2004, in Enterprise.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday Aug. 23, 2004, at Searcy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Harbert officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time. Burial will follow in Claybank Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing.
Searcy Funeral Home, (334)347-2517, in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Minnie Baxter, 71 of Ozark, Ala., passed away, at home Friday, Aug. 20, 2004.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Believers In Christ Tabernacle in Ozark, Ala. Burial will be in Lilly Hill Cemetery.
Trawick Funeral Home, (334) 774-8374, is in charge of the arrangements.
Candace Lee Barnes, 19 of 497 S. Broad St., Ashford, Ala. and formerly of Ozark, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Kent-Thornton Meadows Funeral Home in Ashford with the Rev. Michael Whitt and the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Ashford at Kent-Thornton-Meadows Funeral Home.
Ms. Barnes was born July 9, 1985, in Baton Rouge, La. She was the daughter of Keith Barnes and Debra Ellis Wooten. She was employed with Gold's Gym as a receptionist at the front desk. Ms. Barnes was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ozark, Ala. She enjoyed painting and was always viewed as artistic. She will always be remembered as a loving mother to her daughter, Jade.
Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Hilson of Ashford, Ala.; a daughter, Jade Angela Faith Hilson of Ashford, Ala.; her parents, Keith Barnes of Ozark, Ala., and Debra Wooten of Gordon, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie G. Barnes of Gordon, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hilson of Cowarts, Ala.; maternal grandparents, Richard and Sharon Ellis of Midland City, Ala., and Jacqueline Forehand of Milledgeville, Ga.; brother Michael Wooten (Stephanie) of Taylor, Ala.; sister, Angel Barnes Boyd (James) of Virginia; several aunts uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces; and a host of friends.
Asked to serve as pallbearers were Troy Barnes, Chip Crooms, Lucas Tice, John N. Suggs, Jeremy N: Suggs, Richard Hatcher, Jeremy Suggs, and Chris McKenzie.
Mrs. Ruth B. Richie, widow of Ollie B. Richie, passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Bill Hix officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Saturday until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society 2346 West Main St., Suite 3, Dothan, AL, 36303.
The Richies resided in Ozark, Ala., since 1954, and were members of the Ozark Baptist Church where Mr. Richie was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Both Mr. and Mrs. Richie sang in the choir. Mrs. Richie is a past president of the Ozark Pilot Club.
Mrs. Richie is survived by her five children, Anita Richie, Rodney Richie, Randy Richie, Carolyn Hatten, Marc Richie and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Terry Johnson, 46 of Ozark, Ala., passed away in the Emergency Room of Dale Medical Center on Monday, Aug. 16, 2004.
Funeral arrangements will be postponed until further notice.
Trawick Funeral Home, 334-774-8474, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Sherman M. Carroll Sr., 74 of Ozark, Ala., died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, in Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, from Chalkhead Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy West officiating. Burial will follow in Chalkhead Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the 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.
Mr. Carroll was a native and life-long resident of Dale County, Ala. He was a member of Chalkhead Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Carroll, of Ozark, Ala.; five daughters, Diana Hoy of California Rebecca Johns of Ozark, Ala., Sarah Meeks of Midland City, Ala., Cindy Cox of Elizabethtown, Ky., Delena Tarter of Oklahoma; five sons, Wayne Carroll of Dothan, Mark Carroll of Mobile, Ala., Robert Carroll of Dothan, Sherman Carroll Jr. of Ozark, Ala., David Carroll of St. Mary's, Ky.; one step-daughter, Kelly Shiver of Midland City, Ala.; two step-sons, Steve Compton of
Nebraska and Jason Compton of Oklahoma; one sister, Robbie Willis of Ozark, Ala.; and 24 grandchildren.
Mrs. Virginia Blue, 79 and formerly of Ariton, Ala., passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin, Fla.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Universalist Cemetery in Ariton with Jerry Sutton officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral procession to the graveside.
Virginia Myers Armstrong Blue was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Ariton, Ala. She taught school for many years. Mrs. Blue was a past president of the Andalusia Association of Educators and a past president of the Pike County Historical Society. Her hobbies included reading and genealogical research. She was a member of Bethlehem
Baptist Church in Brundidge, Ala.
Her parents, Clara and W.L. Myers, preceded Mrs. Blue in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Johnann Armstrong; three sons, Elmer Myers Armstrong, Paul Thomas Armstrong, and Bob Clell Armstrong; two step-sons, Charles Baker and Jim Baker; two sisters, Jeanette Sloan and Gwen Myers; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Miss Centoyia McLeod, 16 of Ozark, Ala., passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Dale Medical Center's Emergency Room following a automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held Saturday Aug. 21, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. at the Ozark Civic Center. She will be placed in the center from 10:30 a.m. till the start of the service. Burial will be at Traveler's Rest Cemetery.
Trawick Funeral Home, (334) 774-8374, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Myrle Loyal, 70 of Ozark, died Thursday morning, Aug. 12, 2004, in Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, from Ozark First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Greg Doss officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at the church from 6 until 8 tonight.
Mrs. Loyal was the daughter of the late Horace Greeley Whittington and Lissie Tomlin Whittington. She was a member of the Ozark First Assembly of God Church since she was 13. In 1991 she retired from GTE after 39 years of service. She was a native and life-long resident of Dale County, Ala.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be sent to Ozark First Assembly of God Building Fund, 185 Bermuda Street, Ozark, AL, 36360.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, George Loyal of Ozark, Ala.; two daughters and son-in-law, Gwen and Chuck Barefield of Bertha, Ala., and Alisa Peters of Ozark, Ala.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Maulena Loyal of Ozark, Ala. and Scott and Amanda Loyal of Columbus, Ga.; sister, Catherine Woods of Dothan; brother, Arthur Whittington of Americus, Ga.; eight grandchildren Spencer Loyal, Brandon Barefield, Zandi Foss, Stephanie Thomas, Matt Barefield, Kimberly Loyal, Dakota Kelley and Andie Loyal; and four great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers will be Spencer Loyal, Brandon Barefield, Matt Barefield, Jason Thomas, Jarrod Foss and Jimmy Youngblood.
Mrs. Carolyn Oakes Lord, 74 of Ozark, Ala., died early Thursday morning, Aug. 12, 2004, in Ozark Health and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 6 until 8 tonight, Aug. 13, 2004. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, AL, 36360.
Mrs. Lord was born June 3, 1930, in Turner County, Ga., to the late Martha Fletcher Oakes and L.A. "Papa" Oakes. She had lived in Ozark since 1964, and was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin E. Lord Sr.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Jeff Woodham, Panama City, Fla.; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Patrick "Pat" and Pam Lord, Headland, Ala., Max and Kathy Lord, Ozark, Ala., Calvin and Teri Lord, Crestview, Fla.; one sister, Cee Hardy, Albany, Ga.; three brothers, L.A. Oakes, Pinehurst, Ga., Virgil Oakes, Albany, Ga., Mack Oakes, Albany, Ga.; grandchildren, Barry and Jeff Woodham, Patrick, Sydni, Lindsey, Calvin, Jonathan David "J.D." Lord, and Angela H. Sutton; and one great-grandchild, Cali Woodham.
Ethel Blankenship Henderson, 90 of the Mt. Pisgah community in Dale County, near Echo, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2004, in a Dothan hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 15 2004, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Hugh D. Kirkland, Jr., the Rev. T. P. Martin and Mr. Keith Ammons officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m.. Saturday at the mortuary in Headland.
Mrs. Henderson was born and reared in Henry County, near the Bertha community daughter of the late Eli Morgan Blankenship and Winnie Riley Blankenship. She had lived near the Echo community most of her adult life. Mrs. Henderson was of the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Whitehead, a grandson, LaDon Whitehead, a great-grandson, Travis Robidoux and also a son-in-law, Charles Palmer.
Surviving relatives include her husband, William Henry (Willie) Henderson, Newville; six daughters, Ruth Palmer, Newville, Imogene Selph and her husband, Jimmy Selph, Clarksville, Tenn., Betty Ammons and her husband, Emmitt Ammons, Dothan, Judy Maas and her husband, Alex Maas, Clarksville, Tenn., Belita Hancock and her husband, Billy Hancock, Skipperville, Bobbie Willoughby and her husband, Jerry Willoughby Ariton; a son Willie Edward Henderson and his wife, Mildred Henderson, Level Plains; a sister, Ionie Hodges, Abbeville; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Serving as active pallbearers will be the grandsons.