Candice Danielle Hall, 23 of Samson, Ala., died Wednesday Aug. 11, 2004, in Ozark, Ala. from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hall. was born Oct. 8, 1980, in Houma, La. to Ronnie W. and Judy D. Tisdale. She was a student of MacArthur State Technical in Opp, Ala.
Survivors include her mother, Judy Tisdale, Samson, Ala.; father, Ronnie Tisdale, Opp, Ala.; son, Princton Gage Hall, Samson, Ala.; brother, Justin Tisdale, Samson, Ala.; grandparents, Red and Bernice Phillips, Samson, Ala. and Lillian Tisdale, Opp, Ala. Pittman Funeral Home of Samson, 334-898-7141, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Charles "Charlie" French, 59 of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004 following an extended illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 14, from the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Kerby officiating. Interment will follow in Westview cemetery.
Mr. French was born in Highland, Ill., on Nov. 29, 1944. After serving in the U.S. Navy he relocated to Ozark where he has lived the past 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his father Carles French.
Surviving family, include his mother Mrs. Mildred Barnes Goebel; two sisters, Linda Munn (John) and Judy Blakey; one brother, Dennis French (Sandra); and a very special friend Lea Miller.
Iris Mae McKnight, 92 of Pinckard, Ala., died early Monday morning, Aug. 9, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Pinckard.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 11, 2004, at Newton First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Andy Wood and the Rev. Frank Standifer officiating. Burial will follow in Newton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 tonight. At other times the family will be at the home of Sherman and Jane Benton in Pinckard. Mrs. McKnight will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time on Wednesday. Flowers are being accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, PO. Drawer 2127, Dothan, AL, 36302 or Newton First Assembly of God Church, PO. Box 670, Newton, AL, 36352.
Mrs. McKnight was born May 1, 1912, in Dale County to Edwin Oree and Nuna Dean MeNab. She resided in Newton most of her life and was the widow of Cary McKnight.
Mrs. McKnight was a homemaker and was a charter member of Newton First Assembly of God Church.
Mrs. McKnight was predeceased by her parents; a son, Edwin McKnight; and four brothers, Dean McNab, Max McNab, Joe McNab, and Gene McNab.
Survivors include five children, Jane Benton and husband, Sherman, Pinckard, Ala., Hayward McKnight, Newton, Ala., Shirley Burgess and husband, Bill, Eufaula, Ala., Mickey McKnight and wife, Debbie, Pinckard, Ala., Jimmy McKnight and wife, Nelda, Pinckard, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Fred McNab, Pinckard, Ala.; and four sisters, Lillian McKnight, Pinckard, Ala., Kathleen Standifer, Pinckard, Ala., Irene Long,
Dothan Nell Davenport, Pinckard, Ala.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Michael McKnight, Vernon McKnight, Todd McKnight, Cary McKnight, Steve McKnight, Nick McKnight and David McKnight.
Mrs. Elna Parmer Williams, 97 of Midland City died early Sunday morning Aug. 8, 2004, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday Aug. 10, 2004, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Walter Reeder officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until service time at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 165 Private Road 1569, Ozark, AL, 36360.
Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 5, 1907, to the late Floy Newton Parmer and Emmett F. Parmer. She graduated from Midland City High School in 1925 and later taught school at Grimes Elementary School. She served as postmaster in Midland City for 22 years. She was a member and past treasurer of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Williams was a loving mother, grandmother, and was a focal point of her family for generations.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Thelma Dozier and Lucille Hawkins.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Gayle Williams Rushin and Walter Rusliin of Midland City; two grandchildren, William Craig Rushin and ,wife; Ellen, of Prairieville, La. and James Allen Rushin and wife, Shelley, of Midland City; seven great-grandchildren, Kimberly Alicia, Sarah, Krista, Bethany, Malachi, and Joshua Rushin; nieces and nephews, David and June Dozier, Denise Willis, Keith Dozier, Allison Dozier, Craig Rushin, and Jimmy Rushin. Six other nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. George W. Denninghoff Sr., 82 of Merritt Island, Fla., died Tuesday Aug. 3, 2004, in Ozark, Ala., at the home of his daughter following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. (EST) Sunday Aug. 8, 2004, in The Cocoa Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rockledge, Fla. Interment will be 71 a.m. (EST) Monday with full military honors in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. The family will receive friends at The Cocoa Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rockedge, Fla. from 5 until 6 p.m. Sunday Aug. 8, 2004. Flowers will be accepted at The Cocoa Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1801 S. Fiske Blvd. Rockledge, FL, 32955; or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, AL, 36360.
Mr. Denninghoff was born in Little Falls, Minn., on May 2, 1922. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, Mr. Denninghoff served in the U. S. Air Force Reserve and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant. After graduating from Wichita State University, he was employed in the aerospace industry with Boeing, Martin, and Chrysler corporations. He and his family moved to the Space Coast in 1960, where he was involved with the Titan and Gemini programs, among others.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Denninghoff, Merritt Island, Fla.; three daughters, Nancy Harewood and her husband, Dorian, Pasadena, Calif., Karin Prince and her husband, Mac, Ozark, Ala., Heidi Critchfield and her husband, Carl, Mims, Fla.; six sons, Chris Curry and his wife, Paula, Cocoa, Fla., George W. Denninghoff Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, Poquoson, Va., Karl Denninghoff and his wife, Lorraine, Bothell, Wash., John Denninghoff and his wife, Lesa, Cocoa, Fla., Kurt Denninghoff and his wife, Amy, Birmingham, Ala., Scott Denninghoff and his wife, Julie, Bothell, Wash.; one brother, Dr. James Denninghoff, Columbia, Mo., 32 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
SSG Steve Ellis Taylor, 44 of Ozark, Ala., died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Flowers Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Antioch Baptist Church (near Ashford) with the Rev. John Smith , the Rev. Gregory Aman, and the Taylor Rev. Danny Bynum officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Taylor will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time on Sunday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday.
SSG Taylor was born Feb. 10, l960, in Houston County and lived the early years of his life in Ashford, Ala. He was a 1978 graduate of Ashford High School. He was employed with Davis-Dyar for 16 years. In July of 1992, he joined the U. S. Army and has served in Korea for the past three years. At the time of his death he was stationed at Camp Humphreys in Korea as a Technical Inspector ensuring quality control of Chinook Helicopters. SSG Taylor was the recipient of several awards including Meritorious Service Medal, three U.S. Army Commendation Medals, U.S. Army Medal, Aviation Maintenance Badge, Air Assault Badge, U.S.A. Over Seas Service Ribbon, two NCO Professional Ribbons, two National Defense Service Medals, three USA Good Conduct Medals. SSG Taylor was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn.
SSG Taylor is predeceased by his father, Charles William Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Rhonda Tatum Taylor, Clarksville, Tenn.; two sons, Steven Bradley Taylor, 21, of San Marcos, Texas and Joshua Lee Taylor, 18, of Ozark, Ala.; his mother, Madeline Lillian Taylor, Ashford, Ala.; a sister, Diane Taylor Aman and her husband, the Rev. Gregory S. Aman, Ozark, Ala.; a nephew, Jonathan Chadwick Aman and his wife, Karen Andrews Aman, Ozark, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Nancy Lee Shiver and her husband, Tommy J. Shiver, Midland City, Ala.; a niece, Kelly Marie Shiver, Midland City, Ala.; his mother-in-law Nancy Palmer, Midland City, Ala.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, LTC Richard Juergens, COL David Abramowitz, MAJ Eric McEldowney, CPT (CH) Lucy Dergarabedian, CPT Anne Rigdon, MAJ (Ch) Carleton Birch, SFC Noel Cabias and LGC Charles C. Campbell, all of Korea. Also serving as honorary pallbearers will be CW2 Dan Culberson of Ft. Rucker, SSG Dan Orr of Ft. Campbell, KY, James McCord, Joe Montgomery, Cary Andrews and Freddy Harden.
Byrd Funeral Home, 334-793-3003, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. O L "Jack" Streit, 82 of Ozark, Ala., died Thursday evening, July 29, 2004, in Southeast Alabama Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Visitation will be at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31 2004, until service time on Sunday. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 tonight.
Mr. Streit was born May 24, 1922 in Sheffield, Ala. He was a veteran of the United States Navy as a Seabee during World War II. Mr. Streit retired from the Montgomery Police Department and the State of Alabama Department of Corrections. He was a member of the Oak Park Masonic Lodge and the Alcazar Shriner Temple in Montgomery, Ala. Mr. Streit had resided in Ozark since 1991, where he was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
His two brothers, Maurice Streit and Albert l.ee Streit, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Taylor Streit, Ozark, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tony Fekany, Jacksonville, Fla; One son and daughter-in-law, Theldon and Ann Byrd, Ozark, Ala.; five grandchildren, Keith David Profit, Wendy Profit, Sandy Kwait, Tracy Byrd, and Ashley Byrd; his mother-in-law Georgia Mae Taylor, Ozark, Ala.; two great-grandchildren, Haley Kwait and Emily Kwait; one sister, Hazel Frew, Gardendale, Ala.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Cecile Streit, Sheffield, Ala. and Carl and Linda Streit, Montgomery, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bennie Mack Johnson Jr., 54 and formerly of Ozark, died at his home in Abilene, Texas, Tuesday July 27, 2004.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday July 31, 2004, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Elder Ivory Covington officiating. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery Friends may pay their respects Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark. The family will be at the home of his sister, Mrs. Shirleen Sistrunk at 179 Hub St., Ozark, Ala., 36360.
Mr. Johnson was born in Ozark, Ala., on Dec. 6, 1949. During his childhood, his grandparents, the late John and Lilliy Matthews, were very involved in his upbringing. He was a 1968 graduate of D.A. Smith High School. He married Pamela Joyce Harrison in 1994.
Surviving family include his wife, Pamela Johnson; his mother, Vinell (Matthews) Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven sons, Bennie Mack Johnson III, Michael C. Johnson, Christopher Johnson and Robert Johnson, all of Kingsville, Texas, and Martin C. Johnson of Abilene, Texas, Fred Faulk and Anthony Shorter, both of Linden, N.J.; four daughters, Robin D. Johnson and Aletha S. Johnson, both of Kingsville, Texas, Tonya Williams and Andrea Clark, both of Linden, N.J.; three brothers, Kenneth, James and Clifford Johnson; four sisters, Catherine Davis, Shirleen Sistrunk, Bernadine Difflus and Shirlonda Johnson. Two grandchildren also survive.
CPO Stewart Eugene White, 79 of Newton, Ala., died July 24, 2004, at home after a lengthy illness.
A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Rehobeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Travis Free officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alacare Home Health and Hospice, 4752 Highway 280 East, Birmingham, AL, 35242.
Mr. White was born May 25, 1925, in Exeter, Va. He moved at an early age to Elizabethtown, Tenn., where he lived most of the early years of his life. After graduation from high school, Stewart joined the U.S. Navy, and courageously served his country during World War II and served several tours of duty overseas, including China, Guam, Asia Pacific and Hawaii. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked as a civil service employee with LTV (Lockheed Corporation) as a supply officer until his second retirement. Mr. White later moved to San Diego, where a very unusual situation presented itself.
After the death of his first wife, Stewart met his former high school sweetheart, Helen Marie White, only to find out that she, too, had just lost a spouse. After having no contact for more than 43 years and meeting again, they wed.. Stewart carried in his wallet, all of those years until. today, a picture of Helen when they were in high school together. After living in San Diego, they moved to Lillian, Ala., only to live a short while before moving to Malvern in 1995 where they have remained until now.
Even though Stewart and Helen lived in Malvern they traveled all over the United States. One of the greatest moments they had was while they were in Branson, Mo. Stewart was called to perform on-stage with the Platters and received honorary status as "The Fifth Platter." At home, he enjoyed gardening, especially tending to his roses. Stewart was also a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen E. White, Malvern, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jerry Hodges Malvern, Ala.; a son and daughter-in-law Michael and Ola Gordon, Hartford Tenn.; two granddaughters, Jeanette and her husband, Jerry Wells, and Amy and her husband Jeff Atkins, all of Midland City, Ala.; three great-granddaughters, , Ashley Wells, Brandon Eisenman and Emileigh Wells, all of Midland City, Ala.; a great-grandson, Jay Abel Hartford, Tenn. sister, Nell Lewis, Elizabethtown, Tenn.; three brothers, Jerry White, Elizabethtown, Tenn., Gary White, Miami, Arlie White, Fairhope, Ala. and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Linda Thompson Mitchell, age 57, died July 22, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Robin Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Cemetery, Ozark, Ala. Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. today from the funeral home, family will receive friends during these hours. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Linda Mitchell Memorial Fund, c/o Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home, 508 Faust Ave. Ozark, AL, 36360
Mrs. Mitchell was born May, 6 , 1947, in Ariton, Ala. the daughter of the late Earnest Thompson and Ida Bell Leatherwood.
She was predeceased by a son, Paul Pettus in 1974; and three brothers, Fred Thompson, Donald Ray Thompson and Otis Thompson.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Brown of Suffolk, Va. and Laurie Diaz of North Carolina; two sons, Rick Pettus of Virginia and Robert Pettus of Headland, Ala.; sister, Ernestine Hall of Ozark, Ala.; brothers, Raymond Thompson of Osteen, Fla., Paul Thompson of Enterprise, Ala., James Harold Thompson of Ozark, Ala., Arthur Thompson of Ozark Ala., Kenneth Thompson of Eufaula, Ala., Aretus Thompson of Anniston, Ala.; and 12 grandchildren.
Mr. James E. "Foots" Williams, 57 of Ozark, Ala., died Friday morning, July 23, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be graveside at 3 p.m. today, July 24, 2004, at Rocky Mount Methodist Church Cemetery, near Baker Hill, with the Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Interment will follow. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Ave., Ozark, AL, 36360, or to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 12:30 until 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Mr. Williams was born July 11, 1947, in Eufaula, Ala. to the late Irma Cary Williams and Thomas Grubbs Williams.
Mr. Williams served in law enforcement all of his adult life. He retired from the State of Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board following 23 years of service.
Survivors include his sister, Judy Williams Andrews and her husband, Joe, Louisville; and his three nephews, Bruce Andrews, Mark Andrews, Ken Andrews, Louisville.
Pallbearers will be Ken Andrews, Bruce Andrews, Mark Andrews, Alan Benefield, Kenneth Cherry, and Dempsey Barefield.
Mrs. Bonnie Ward Parker, 83 aof 12196 East State Highway 52, Hartford, Ala., died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at the Ozark Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ozark, Ala.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday July 24, 2004, at the Hartford Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family request that flowers be omitted and that memorial contributions be made to the Hartford Retirement Village, 12196 E. State Highway 52, Hartford, AL, 36344.
Mrs. Parker was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Black, Ala., the daughter of the late Rev. Ernie and Lela Joyner. She was a member of the Hartford Baptist Church and she was a licensed practical nurse.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Howard C. Ward and John T. Parker; sisters, Mrs. Maudie L. Coe of Hartford, Ala., Mrs. Audrey Spann of Slocomb, Ala., Mrs. Monnie Dykes of Dothan, and Mrs. Marie Ezell of Geneva, Ala.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Carol and Robert L. Coe of Hartford, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas H. and Sandra Ward of Ozark, Ala.; sister, Jean Boutwell of Troy, Ala.; grandchildren, · Kelly Hohne and husband, Donnie of San Antonio, Jeffrey Coe of Hartford, Ala., Ben Ward and Alan Ward, both of Auburn; great-grandchildren, Katherine Carol Hohne, Robert Caleb Hohne Joseph Donald Hohne, all of San Antonio.