Mrs. Joyce Halil Duncan, 74 of Hwy 123; Ariton, died Wednesday evening, June 2, 2004, in a Dothan hospital following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday June 5, 2004, at St. John Catholic Church in Ozark with the Rev. Charles McCabe 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. Friday evening, June 4, 2004.
Mrs. Duncan was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and lived for many years in Jacksonville, Fla., prior to moving to Ozark in 1963. Her husband, James William Duncan, preceded her in death in 1986.
She is survived by one daughter, Pamela Kyser and her husband, Tracy, Ariton; three sons, Scott Duncan and his wife, Karen, Enterprise, Mark Duncan and his wife, Veronica, Mobile, Keith Duncan, Vero Beach, Fla.; one sister Marilyn Quinn, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Eloise Gay and her husband, Bill; two brothers, Richard Halil and Donnie Halil, Jacksonville, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. John Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 475 Camilla Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360.
Mr. Ricky A. Perkins, 49 of Ozark, died Wednesday June 2, 2004, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday June 5, 2004, at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Chapel with Rev. Johnny LaCarter and Rev. Al Sonanstine officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Ground Baptist Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held Friday night from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Perkins was a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church. He was a loving father and son and an avid sportsman, fisherman and canoeist. Mr. Perkins was previously employed with Dale Medical Center for 21 years as a radiology technician. He also previously served as Director of Radiology at Lakeview Community Hospital in Eufaula. At the time of his death, Mr. Perkins was employed as a radiology technician at Medical Center Enterprise.
He is survived by one son, Steve Perkins, of Ozark, AL; parents, Samuel and Opal Perkins, of Ozark, AL; one sister, Cathy Leatherwood, of Ozark, AL; and many many friends.
Mr. E.J. Tyler, 79 of Ariton, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Dale Medical Center, Ozark.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2004, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Holmes Freewill Baptist Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. Thursday until service time. \Family will receive friends during this hour.
Mr. Tyler was born August 21, 1924, in Dale County the son of the late William Martin Tyler and Jenney Francis Jackson Tyler. He farmed most of life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Mae Tyler; four sisters: Naomi Laney, Mavis Hutto, Bonnie Ruth Baker and Ora Shipman; and two brothers: Cecil Tyler and Lewia Tyler.
Survivors include: three sisters: Wavie Hartzog and Quida Sasser, both of Ariton; and Mary Shehand of Clio; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mrs. Eravoy Powell, 92 of Skipperville, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, 2005, in the Ozark Health and Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, from the Skipperville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Forrest Weekley officiating. Burial will follow in Skipperville Cemetery Mrs. Powell will lie in the church one hour prior to service time. Family will receive friends at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel tonight from 6 to 8; at other times the family will be at the home of Neal Powell, 3590 County Road 333, Skipperville.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center, Skipperville Cemetery Fund, or your favorite charity.
Mrs. Powell was born April 2, 1913, the daughter of the late Benjamin Arthur Watson and Emma Fralish Watson. She was a lifelong resident of Dale County and a member of Skipperville United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewe Powell, in 1984.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sara Powell Bush and husband, Eddie, of Anniston; two sons and a daughter-in- law, Neal Powell of Skipperville and Norman Powell and wife, Ann, of Ariton; four grandchildren, Jan Bush Parker and husband, Barry; Starla Bush Hopkins and husband, Todd; Beverly Powell Stevens and husband, Chris; and Audrey Powell Fain and husband, Johnny; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Wimberly and husband, Thomas, of Montgomery, Louise Cameron of Dothan and Ann Collister and husband, Bill, of Montgomery; one brother, Hoover "Bud" Watson of Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Casket bearers will be Don Johnson, Rodney Johnson, Garry Wimberly, Merlin Hughes, Wendell Payne, Whigham Mixson, Pete Gassett and Max Watson.
Mr. John Wesley Lisenby, 78 of Ozark, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at his home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Leggett and the Rev. John D. Reese III officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon Friday until service time. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in his memory to Westview Heights United Methodist Church, 800 Camilla Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360, or to the American Red Cross, Wiregrass Chapter, P.O. Box 1504, Dothan, AL 36302.
Mr. Lisenby was born July 29, 1927, in Ozark to the late Lucy Lee Woods Lisenby and William Oscar Lisenby Sr. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort McClellan in 1945 and served as a private during World War II in Kimpo, Korea, and Yokohama, Japan, and served during the Korean Conflict. He then was a N.C.O. armor instructor at Fort Knox, Ky. Upon returning to Ozark, he joined the Alabama National Guard 131 Armor Battalion and received a direct commission, retiring as a major. He attended Basic and Advanced Armor Courses Air-Ground Combat School and Command and General Staff College. He graduated from Troy University with a B.S. in history. He was employed with Civil Service at the Test Board Cairns Army Air Field. Mr. Lisenby was a member of Westview Heights United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Ellen Owen, Elizabeth Futrell and Lucy Woods Whitaker; one brother, William Oscar Lisenby Jr., and one grand-niece, Jennifer Garrott.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Pitman Lisenby, Ozark; one daughter, Laura Jean Scott, Ozark; one son, Steven Lisenby and his wife, Nancy, Brownsville, Texas; and two grandchildren, Shelby and Matthew Lisenby, Brownsville, Texas.
Birke Higham, 30 of Ozark, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in Flowers Hospital, Dothan, following a brief illness.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today, Sept. 2, from Woodlawn Memory Gardens with the Rev Joe Reams and the Rev. Dr. Billy Gaither officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to your favorite charity.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather H.C. McGarvey; paternal grandparents, Henry and Sarah Higham; and uncle, Scotty McGarvey.
He is survived by his mother, Kay Lynn McGarvey of Ozark; father, Henry Higham and wife, Ashley, of Dothan; sister, Katie Higham of Ozark; maternal grandmother, Kay McGarvey of Ozark; aunts, Sally Davis and Nancy Hudson; uncle, Mark McGarvey; cousins, Mark and Michael Davis, Todd McGarvy, Suzanne Hutton, Brad and Ryan McGarvey and a very special friend, Lenore Morgan.
John Wayne Austin, 43 of Ariton, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005.
Funeral service will be at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Brundidge on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Bobby Peters and Ray Stinson officiating. Burial will be at Enon Cemetery Visitation will be at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Washington Austin; sister, Kathy McWaters; and his grandparents, Joy Lee, Robert E. Lee, Minnie Austin and Morgan Austin.
Survivors include mother and stepfather, Annell and Jordan Holder of Ariton; two sisters, Mary Ann Austin of Brundidge and Jo Ann Austin of Enterprise; uncle and aunts, Brady Austin of Brundidge, Mary Fuller of Columbus, Mary Mathis of Opp and Margaret Hamby of Brundidge; nieces and nephews, Ashley Chapman, Johnthan Chapman, Glenda (Jeremy) Cobbs, Eric McWaters, Erica MeWa- ters and Celina Austin; and five great-nieces and nephews.
The pallbearers will be Eric McWaters, Johnthan Chapman, Jeremy Cobbs, Mark Senn, Gerald Claybrooks and Horace McWaters.
Mrs. Imogene Deloney Harris, 94 of Ozark, died Friday evening, Aug. 26, 2005, in Ozark Health and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. today from Ozark Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Clayton Nowell officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ozark Primitive Baptist Church Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at 3:30 p.m.
Mrs. Harris was a native of Ozark where she was a member of Ozark Primitive Baptist Church. She graduated from High School in 1931 and married Henry Harris in I933. They remained married for 56 years, until his death in 1987. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her son, Russell Harris, and her grandson Timothy Smith.
Survivors include three daughters, Elaine Potts and her husband, Harry, Ozark, Martha Smith and her husband, Billy, Ozark, and Mary Vaeth, Ozark; two sons, Isaac Harris and his wife, Pat, Ozark, and Billy Harris, Ozark; daughter-in-law, Robbie Harris, Skipperville; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.
The family requests the omission of food. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Ozark Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Jerry Leyva, 165 Dixie Drive, Ozark, AL 36360, or to Wiregrass Hospice of Ozark, 1970 E. Andrews Ave., Ozark, AL 36360.
Mr. John D. Jones, 71 of Ozark, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2005, at his home.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the chapel of Holman Funeral Home of Ozark with the Revs. Ralph Goodwein and Don Tew officiating. Full military honors will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 5 to 7. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Ave., Ozark, AL 36360.
Mr. Jones was a native of Birmingham. He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years including two tours in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star with oak leaf clusters. Mr Jones owned and operated J.D. Radiator Service in Ozark for 23 years.
He was preceded in death by his son, Claude Summerlin; and his grandson, Kristopher Jones.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Thelma Jones of Ozark; a son, John D. Jones II and his wife, Rhonda, of Newton; a son, Jerry Summerlin and his wife, Nancy, of Ashville; a daughter-in-law, Nora Summerlin of Ashville; one sister, Deloris Goudwein and her husband, Ralph, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Betty Gaither of Ozark; grandchildren, Whitney Jones of EI Paso, Texas, Kaylissa Mackey, Melissa Jones, Samantha Jones, of Newton, David Ray Summerlin and his wife, Donna, of Ashville, and Scott Summerlin and his wife, Jennifer, of Helena; great-grandchildren, Alex, Abby, Alyssa and Brittany Summerlin.
The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Paul Adams, Dr Rafael Mayor and Wiregrass Hospice of Ozark.
Mr. Millard R. "Shine" Davis, 74 of Skipperville, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 24, 2005, in a Dothan hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Skipperville United Methodist Church with the Rev Forrest Weekly officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home of Ozark tonight from 6 to 8. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday morning.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1152 W Main St., Dothan AL 36301.
Mr. Davis was born Nov 22, 1930, in Dale County He served in the U.S. Army and then worked as a helicopter inspector with various maintenance contractors at Fort Rucker until 1972. He served in the Alabama National Guard until his retirement in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his father, Millard Filmore Davis; and two sons, Bill Davis and Stephen Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Norris Davis of Ozark; one son, Andy Davis and his wife, Anna, of Skipperville; his mother, Willie Mae Davis of Ozark; two granddaughters, Cori Davis and Karissa Dasinger; two grandsons, Brandon Davis and Bryan Macko; one sister, Mary Faye Huey of Skipperville. Four great-grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Vertna McLendon, 88 of Ozark, died Sunday morning, Aug. 22, 2005, in Ozark Health and Rehab Center
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Aug. 23, from the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Revs. Donald Moore and James Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Ozark. Visitation will be from 1:30 until service time today from the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston. Family will receive friends during these hours. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to Post Oak Baptist Church music ministry and hymnal fund, 41Q8..N. Union Ave., Ozark, AL, 36360.
Mrs. McLendon was born , Aug. 20, 1917, in Decatur County Ga., the daughter of the late Jason Brinson and Mary Brock Brinson. She was a member of Post Oak Baptist Church and retired from General Telephone Co. in 1975 after 28 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, George McLendon, in 1995; and two brothers.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and James Miller of Ozark; one son, Duane McLendon of Valdosta, Ga.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary L. and Woodrow Maples of Zephyr Hills, Fla., Sara and Paul Ragan of Bainbridge, Ga., Anita Brinson of Albany, Ga., and Claree and Gene Lodge of Camilla, Ga.;. two brothers and sisters-in-law, Abron and Peggy Brinson of Dunwoody, Ga., Bobby and Jane Brinson of Albany, Ga., and Jean Brinson of Tallahassee, Fla.; two grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Deacons and layman from Post Oak Baptist Church will be casket bearers.
Dr. John A. Ennis, 56 of Ozark, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 20, 2005, in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday evening, Aug. 22, in the chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev Charles McCabe officiating. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 5 p.m. until service time. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Langhorne, Pa. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with Dougherty Funeral Home of Levittown, Pa., directing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to St. Johns Catholic Church, Memorial Fund, PO. Box 1008, Ozark, AL 36361.
Dr: Ennis was born Dec. 25, 1948, in Kirksville, Mo., and grew up in Penndel, Pa. He attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his doctoral degree in 1985. He practiced in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1985 until 2002 when he came to Ariton Medical Clinic and became disabled on June 3, 2005. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Ozark and the American Osteopathic Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Antoinette Constance Spada Ennis and Gordon John Ennis, and his sister, Maria Elaine Ennis.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ennis, Ozark, three sons, Andrew Ennis, Philadelphia, Michael Ennis, Ozark, and Christopher Ennis, Philadelphia; one sister, Diane Harris and her husband, Walter, Wilmington, N.C.; three brothers, Gordon Ennis and his wife, Kathleen, Cos Cob, Conn., James Ennis and his wife, Nancy, Langhorne, Pa., and Gregory Ennis, Washington, D.C.