Mr. William J. Pierce, 78, of Ozark died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Dale Medical Center. Graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 18, in Morningview Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Mr. Pierce was a native of Talladega, where he was a farmer. He had lived in Ozark since 1992.
Survivors include six sisters, Gertrude Padgett, Skipperville, Jeanette Haire, Morgan City, Miss., Inez Richardson, Clarksdale, Miss., Nellie Lara, Greenville, Miss., Minnie Rainey, Munford, and Selma Whittington, Lawton, Okla.
Mr. John L. "Doc" Paramore, 101, of the Pleasant Grove Community in Ozark died Wednesday morning, Feb. 9, 2000, in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Services will be 2 p.m.. Friday from Holman Funeral Home Chapel, the Reverend Timothy Davis officiating. Internment will be in Hopeful Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. today until service time on Friday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Building Fund, Attn.: Gail Peters, Route 2, Box 716, Ozark, Ala., 36360; or to the charity of your choice.
Mr. Paramore was a native and lifelong resident of Dale County's Pleasant Grove Community, where he was a farmer and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church: Survivors include a special niece, Betty Fain and her husband, Emmett, Ozark.
Mr. Walter Colonel Pitcock, 74, died at his residence in Ozark Monday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2000, following a long illness.
Memorial services will be held in Anson, Texas, at a later date to be announced. Fuqua- Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark as charge of local arrangements.
Visitation will be held at the home, 1806 Skipperville Road, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions are requested to be given to Wiregrass Hospice, 980-D E. Andrews Ave., Ozark, Ala., 36360, or the American Dia betes Association, 200 Park Drive, Suite 303, Birmingham, Ala., 35223.
Mr. Pitcock attended the Ozark Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in World War II.
He is survived by: wife, Mary Faye McDonald Pitcock, Ozark; two daughters, Frances Isbell, Houston, Texas, and Pamela Royer, Vacanville, Calif.; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Tommy Lavender, Enterprise; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Charlene Pitcock, Houston, Texas; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Bob McDonald Jr. and his wife, Peggy, Starkville, Miss., Bill McDonald and his wife, Mary, Huntsville, Ala., Tim McDonald, Ozark, John McDonald, Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Margaret Pitcock, Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Janice Snellgrove McLure, 69, of Ozark died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000. Family request private service, Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. McLure taught many students in her 37 years of teaching all around Dale County and she was loved by those same students.
She is survived by three daughters, Priscilla McLure Beasley, Montgomery, Deborah McLure Ilyia, Seattle, Wash., Melissa McLure Baker, Ozark; one son, William (Bubba) R. McLure III, Troy; two sisters, Joan Carr and Pat Richards, both of Fairhope, Ala.; one brother, William F. Snellgrove, Columbia, S.C.; six grandchildren, Tiffany Paige Sanford, Trenton Adam Beasley William R. McLure IV Christopher Colin McLure, Patrick Zane McLure and Matthew Elliott McLure; two great-grandchildren, Eli Rankin Sanford and Noah Sanford.
Mr. David L. Jones of 101 Parrish Court, died Friday Feb. 4, 2000, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6 until 9 p.m. from Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to 908 Masonic Lodge Claybank Avenue, Ozark, Ala., 36360.
Survivors include: wife, Clara Joann Jones, Ozark; daughter, Karen Ann English, Biloxi, Miss.; sisters, Mary Cole and Ollie Norton, both of Asheville, N.C., Marie Campbell, Enterprise; brother, Richard Jones, Asheville, N.C.; grandchild, Cashley D.J. English, Biloxi, Miss.
Mr. Robert David Thompson Sr., 70, of Ozark, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000 at his home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. from Ozark Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. today until one hour prior to service time when it will be in the church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening.
Mr. Thompson was a 37 year employee of Pea River Electric Cooperative, serving in many capacities including general manager. He was active in Rural Electrification Legislation on a state and national level. Mr. Thompson also served two terms as president of the Alabama Rural Electric Credit Union. He was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and served 28 years in the Alabama Army National Guard, retiring with the rank of Colonel. He was a member of Ozark Baptist Church.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by one brother, Ara W. Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Smith Thompson, Ozark; one daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Greg Abercrombie, Huntsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert David Jr. and Lisa Thompson, Ozark; one broth- er, William K. Thompson Sr., Troy; five grandchildren, Matt Abercrombie, Emily Abercrombie, Will Abercrombie, Natalie Thompson and Lorilyn Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 980-D East Andrews Ave., Ozark, Ala., 36360, or Ozark Baptist Church Building Fund, 314 South Union Ave., Ozark, Ala., 36360.
Lola Brooks Wambles, 64 of Ozark, died Sunday, Dec 31, 2000, in a Bonifay, Fla., nursing home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Morrell Key officiating. Burial will be in Haw Hill Cemetery, Coffee Courlty, Ala., with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
The family will receive friends at the Chapel from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time. Mrs. Wambles was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a native and lifelong Dale County resident. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, J.D. Brooks; and second husband, Hubert Wambles.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina Kather and Beth Carroll, both of Ozark; grandson, Joseph S. Kather, Ozark; four sisters, Mary Alice Windham, Eufaula;, Nancy Maebell Dunn, Ozark; Susan Keeper, New Brockton; and Sue Faulk, Ariton; two
brothers, James Sanders, Ozark, and Marrell Sanders Jr., Dothan.
Edna Gohagan, 81, died at her daughter's home on Blake Drive, Ozark, Dec. 30, 2000, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Bridlewood Chapel, with Chaplain Col. (Ret) Ervin Shirey, the Rev. Peter Petrillo and Chaplain Talmadege Butler officiating.
Graveside services will be held in Opp, Ala., at Peaceful Acres Cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. Monday until on hour prior to services. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.
Mrs. Gohagan was a devoted and wise mother, grandmother and a beloved friend. She spend her life serving her Lord in any capacity she was called to. She was a two-time cancer survivor but loser her third battle with the disease. She was an avid sports fan. She died peacefully surrounded by her family. She was an active member of Bridlewood Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Gohagan. She is survived by three daughter and two sons-in-law, Billie S. Rivenbark, Gaily and Jim Hausman, all of Ozark, and Lee Ila and David Kimbro, Idaho Falls, Idaho; one son, Carly Wayne Gohagan, Opp; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step grandchildren also survive.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bridlewood Chapel Ladies Prayer Group.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials are requested to be given to Wiregrass Hospice, 980-D East Andrews Ave., Ozark, Ala., 36360. When the family is not at the funeral home, they will be at the home of Gayle Hausman, daughter,l01 Blake Drive, Ozark.
Gladys Raulston, 89, of Ozark, died Sunday morning Dec. 30, 2000, in Dale Medical Center, Ozark.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phil Craddock officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. until service time. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m.
Mrs. Raulston was a member of Westview United Methodist Church, member of Eastern Star Service Chapter 468, active member of the Pink Ladies, Dale Medical Center for 10 years, then served as an associate for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Raulston, and son, Bobby Raulston. She is survived by a son and his wife, John Raulston and Terry, of Hot Springs, Ark.; daughter-in-law, June Raulston of Ozark; eight grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Voncile Ammons Dick, 72, of Ozark died at her home Saturday evening, December 30, 2000, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2001., from the Ozark Baptist Church with the Reverend Greg Aman officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Memorial cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Visitation will be at the funeral home parlors at 3:00 today, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Mrs. Dick was a native of the Echo community of Dale County, having lived in Ozark her married life. She retired in 1994 from Pea River Electric Cooperative in Ozark following 38 years of service and was a member of the Ozark Baptist Church.
She is survived by her Husband Mr. Harold Dick, Ozark; her Daughter and husband, Janet and Paul Grace, Ozark; a sister, Kathryrn Lindsay, Ozark; two nieces and one nephew also survive.
Flowers will be accepted, and the family suggests memorials be sent to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, M.D., 21208 or Wiregrass Hospice, East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Ala., 36360.
Mrs. June V. Bolich, 75, of Ozark died Saturday morning December 30, 2000, at her home following a battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 10:30 Tuesday January 2, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Billy D. Gaither and Rev. Michael Lawler officiating, interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home parlors from 4:00 Monday, with the family receiving friends until 6:00 Monday evening.
Mrs. Bolich was a native of Fountain Run, Kentucky, having made her home in Ozark since 1957. She lived in various locations with her late husband Capt. Warren E. Bolich while he served in the U.S. Army She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church where she was serving as President of the John Wesley Sunday School Class and active with the Fun and Frolic Group of the Church. She worked 16 years at the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop and then the Dale County Library in Ozark for several . years. Mrs. Bolich was past National President of the Gold Star Wives of America and held numerous offices National, Regional and Local Chapters. She was currently the National Newsletter Editor.
She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands: Claudia and Robert L. Wells, Columbus, Ga.; Jan and Rodney Senn, Tallahassee, Fla. And her son and his wife: David and Tami Bolich, Ozark, five grandchildren: Benjamin Wells, Seattle, Washington; Ann Marie Wells, Columbus, Ga.; David and Mary Catherine Senn, Tallahassee, Fla.; and Alan Bolich, Ozark.
Mrs. Nellie Padgett, 81, of Ozark died Friday, December 29 2000, in Dale Medical Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday January 2, 2001, Ward Baptist Church in Ward, South Carolina; burial will follow in Ridge Spring Memorial Park, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark in charge of local arrangements. Visitation will be at the Shellhouse Funeral Home, Cumbee Chapel Parlor in Ridge Springs from 6:00 p.m. Monday with the family receiving friends until 8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Padgett was native of Ward, South Carolina. She had lived in Daleville where she worked with Post Exchange service at Fort Rucker for 23 years until her retirement in 1980. She then returned to Leesville, South Carolina, where she made her home until returning to Ozark this past September. She was preceded in death by her husband Bogus Padgett in 1962, and two sisters Ruth Young and Daisie Warren.
Two daughters and their husbands survive her: Glenda and Nolan A. Sonnenburg, Burleson, Texas; Wanda and Eddie Hawkins, Ozark. Two sons and their wives: Earl and Martha Padgett, Murray Kentucky; Donald and Linda Padgett, Apex, North Carolina. Two sisters: Cora Strom, Conyers, Georgia, and Alice Cook, Columbia, S.C., 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers the family request a Memorial be made to the Ward Baptist Church, S.C. 29166.
Amanda "Eunice" Cox Simmons, 56, of Ozark, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000 at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Spurgeon Baker officiating.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Blue Springs, with Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at the funeral home chapel from 6 p.m. Tuesday until time for service. Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
She was born in Troy and was a long time resident of Ozark. Amanda known as "Eunice" by many of her friends and family, enjoyed painting and photography, and was an avid gardener and angler, She was a retired civil servant having worked for the Dept. of Defense at Ft. Rucker.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Stanley Cox. Survivors include her husband, James C. Simmons, Ozark; parents, J.C. and Nola Cox, Blue Springs; son, Jeffrey Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Christa and Brad Lindsey, Jackson; Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Kim Cox, niece, Jessica Hackney, Cleveland, Ohio; stepsons, Scott and Kevin Simmons, Phenix City; and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Michael Joseph Lychock Jr., age 55 of Wesley Drive Ozark, died Sunday Dec. 24, 2000, in Dale Medical Center.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. from St. John's Catholic Church with Father Chuck McCabe officiating.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Hazelton, Penn., Thursday, at 2 p.m. Family will receive friends at St. Johns Catholic Church Tuesday, from 10 until service time.
Lychock moved to Ozark in June of 1979 and was employed with Phillip Van Huesen for 20 years. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church, where he served as Church Lector and was active in church sports activities. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Lorraine Lychock, Ozark; two sons Michael Lychock La Jolla, Calif.; Robert J. Lychock, Ozark; mother, Mary Lychock, Hazelton Penn.; one brother, Jo Lychock, West Hazelton, Penn.
Mrs. Mildred Flowers, 71, a resident of Ozark, clied Thursday Dec. 21, 2000, at the Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
Funeral services will be Saturday Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. from the Church of God of Faith on King Street, Ozark with the pastor elder J.C. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Old Zion Cemetery in Ozark with Trawick Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Mary Frances Snell, age 75, Rt. 1, Skipperville, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 19, 2000, in Dale Medical Center Ozark.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home with pastor Marlin Kurtz officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Bertha Community with Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Snell was born July 11, 1925, in Bay County, Fla. She and her husband lived in various parts of the country until his retirement in 1985 when they moved back to Dale County She was the best wife and mother.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Rupert Snell, Skipperville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Jimmy D. Nelson, Anniston; Debra and Harry A. Walters, Webb; Sandra and Lyle Kendall, Rehobeth; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Beverly Snell; Orlando, Fla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlotte and Harvey Yawn, and Betty and Jack Strength, all of Lynn Haven, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law Clay and Becky Grice, Wetumpka; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lydia Elizabeth Paulk Childree, age 83, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, following a long illness.
Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. John Johnson and the Rev. Glen Pippins officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. Tuesday until one hour prior to service time when the body will lie in state at the church.
Family request that food be omitted and that memorials be made to the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Childree was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, native and lifelong resident of Dale County. She was the widow of Judge Howard Childree and the daughter of the late Enoch and Annie Paulk. For most of her life, she assisted her late husband in the ownership of Childree's Grocery. She spent 15 of her later years as a private duty sitter in nursing homes in Ozark.
She was preceded in death by a son, Darren Childree; and two granddaughters, Marilyn Kay Mitchell and Lori Elizabeth Skipper.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Gene Mitchell, Ozark, Dixie Giroir, Montgomery; Linda and Don Cook, Dothan; Jan and Dr. Sam Sawyer, Enterprise; one son and two daughters-in-law, Earl and Bethene Childree, Ozark; Geraldine Childree, Ozark; 10 grandchildren and spouses, Greg and Deborah Childree, Amelia and James Willis; Amy and Bill Strickland; Phillip and Stephanie Childree; David Ryan Childree; Andrew Cook; Alan Giroir, Annie Mollie and Katie Sawyer; six great-grandchildren; her loving caregivers, Mrs. Viviari Bryan, Mrs. Eunice Hall, Mrs. Julia Barkley, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, and the caring staff of North Station at Westside Terrace.
Mrs. Shirley Synco Washburn, 64, of 101 Squirrel Dr., Ozark, died Monday evening, December 18, 2000, in a Dothan Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2000, from Ozark Baptist Church with the Reverend Greg Aman officiating.
Interment will follow in Westview Memorial Cemetery Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 3 p.m. Wednesday December 20, 2000, until one hour prior to service time on Thursday when it will be in the Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Washburn was a native of Alexander City having lived in Ozark since 1960. She was a substitute school teacher with the Ozark City Schools and worked with her husband in Center Drug Company. She was involved in various clubs and organizations in Ozark, an active member of the Young Women's Guild, Maude Martin Study Club, and was Ozark's Woman of the Year in 1965. Mrs. Washburn was the first female Paul Harris Fellow in the city of Ozark.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Washburn, Ozark. Two daughters and sons-in law, Leanne and William Johnson, Dothan and Michelle and Bob Agee, Opelika. One grandson, Alex Johnson, Dothan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ozark Baptist Church Building Fund, 314 South Union Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360, or The Rotary Foundation, C/O The Ozark Rotary Club, P. O. Box 1401, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Mrs. Rita Mae Masters, 91, of Ariton died Sunday December 17, 2000 in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A: M. Wednesday December 20, 2000, from the Oviedo Cemetery in Oviedo, Florida with the Reverend Talley officiating. Interment will follow, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Mrs. Masters was a native of West Virginia having lived in Oviedo, Florida until moving to Ariton in 1980. She was a member of the Ariton Baptist Church.
Her two Daughters survive her: Brenda McClung, Ariton and Delores Dawson, Montgomery. Her Son: Thomas Masters, Oviedo, Florida. Seven Grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive her.
Lea Ann Welch, 28, passed away Thursday Dec. 14, 2000, at a local hospital in Montgomery.
Funeral services will be Sunday Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. from Leak Memory Chapel with Dr. Billy D. Gaither of First United Methodist Church of Ozark officiating. Family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Evans, Bo Welch, Ben Irwin, Dale Cunningham, Allen Dennis, and Jeffery Stabler.
Lea Ann was a graduate of Troy State University. She was a teacher at Macon-East Montgomery Academy.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Buddy M. Welch, Jr. her parents, Jerry F. Irwin and Mary R. Bates, grandfather, D.A. Deloney, brother, Benjamin Irwin, father-in-law, Dr. William M. Welch, Sr., sister-in-law, Sara Ann Azar, brothers-in-law, Bo and Scotty Welch.
Verona Newton Wilson, 69, of Newton, died December 14, 2000 in a Dothan hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P M. Friday December 15, 2000, from Holman Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bobby N. Peters officiating. Interment will follow in Goodwater Cemetery in Wicksburg, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be in the funeral home parlors from 6:00 P M. Thursday December 14, 2000, until service time on Friday.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home parlors from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P M. Thursday evening.
Mrs. Wilson was born March 14, 1931 in Dale County. She was a homemaker and a member of Chalkhead Baptist Church in Ozark. She has made her home in Newton since 1985. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Wilson, her parents, R. M. and Maude Newton, one brother, Ben Newton, three sisters, Robbie Armstrong, Rene Hall, and Helen Gilmer.
Survivors include three daughters their husbands, Sheila and Wilson Head, Augusta, GA, Tina and Gordon Bennett, Ozark, and Lisa and Don Pruett, Daphne, AL, four sons and their wives, Jackie and Stacy Sellers, Leesburg, GA, Tim and Paullytie Wilson, Wicksburg, Mark Wilson, Wicksburg, and Matthew Wilson Newton, sixteen grandchildren, Christy Richard, and Erik Head, Felisha, Adam, Andrew, and Daniel Sellers, Robert, Jason, Brad, and Rachel Munn, Paul and Michael Pruett, Chasida and Jonathon Wilson, and John Perry Wilson, one great grandchild, Britney Head, one sister, Hilda Skinner, Headland., one brother and his wife, Mike and Ginny Newton, Norwood, Ohio, many special nieces and nephews.