Mrs. Ola Mae Williams Houston,86 of Ozark, died early Monday morning, July 25, 2005, in Dale Medical Center
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev Harry Circle officiating. Interment will follow in Ariton Cemetery The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8.
Mrs. Houston was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Dale County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Callie Williams; her husband, Dan William Houston; her son, Daniel Oscar Houston; and a special nephew, Lee Williams.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Mathis of Midland City; two sons and daughters-in-law Billy and Alice Houston, Charlie and Hilda Houston of Ozark; one brother, Mr. Oscar Williams of Ariton; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Walter Lewis Campbell, 35 of Midland City, died Friday morning, July 22, 2005.
Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2005, in the Campbell Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Winford O. Gulledge officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Barrington Road, Dothan. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 tonight at the mortuary in Headland.
Mr. Campbell was a native of New Hampshire and lived ln Tampa, Fla., before moving to Skipperville in 1984, where he graduated from Long High School. He lived in Skipperville until moving to Midland City in 1994. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Glory To Him Fellowship in Ozark.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon P Zito.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Patricia Ray Campbell of Midland City; two stepsons, Marvin P. Gilhottsen of Midland City and Theron Paul Gilhousen and his wife, Sandra Gilhousen, of Ozark; his mother; Merilyn Martin Campbell of Skipperville; his father; Robert Alto Campbell of Daleville; three sisters, Tammy R. Haefner and her husband, Sammy, of Tampa, Fla., Jada June Kataya of Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte Raye Campbell of Daleville; six brothers, John J. Zito and his wife, Linda Zito, of Daleville, Ronald Zito of Skipperville, Robert J. Campbell of Skipperville, Matthew L. Campbell and his wife, Mandy Campbell, of Abbeville, and Ronald Campbell and his wife, Amanda Campbell, of Skipperville; four grandchildren, Kolby Gilhousen, Kelsie Gilhousen, Keaton Gilhousen and Kyla King; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Paul Guerrette, Brent Balistreri, Ronnie Zito, Bill Payne, Marvin Gilhousen and Paul Gilhousen.
Polly Jane Corbitt, 66 of Midland City, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at her home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev John Withrock officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice, 207 W. Adams St., Dothan, AL 36302.
Mrs. Corbitt was born Feb. 6, 1939, in Harlan, Ky, where she lived her early years. She moved to Dothan in 1954 and was a homemaker Her first priorities were her children. She lived in Biloxi, Miss., for nine years. Mrs. Corbitt was a professional poker player for more than 35 years.
Mrs. Corbitt was preceded in death by her siblings, Thelma Gibbs, Tina Skeen, Ethel Windham and Darlene Causey
Survivors include a son, Edwin Batchelor and his wife, Debbie, of Midland City; a daughter, Brenda Woodham and her husband, Jon, of Ozark; four grandchildren, Heather Rash, Shane Davis, Keisha Davis and Adam Batchelor; two brothers, Crawford Causey of Miami, Fla., and Riley Causey of Harlan, Ky; five sisters, Golda Anderson of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Shirley Ozgowicz of Tallahassee, Fla., Irene Coots of Cumberlin, Ky, Evalene Nelson of Phenix City and Libby Moss of Phenix City; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Serving as pallbearers will. be Shane Davis, Bobby Woodham, Lee Woodham, Jeff Jericho, Johnny Gibbs and Bryant Withey
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Covenant Hospice for the love and care that was shown to our mother
Mrs. Susan Kay Hurt, 53 of Newton, passed away at her residence Tuesday, July 19, 2005.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Monday July 25, 2005, from the Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Lee Kilpatrick officiating. Interment will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery in Lafayette, Ind. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service Monday evening until 8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted, however the family prefers live plants be sent or you may have flowers wired to Hippensteel Funeral Home 822 N. Ninth St. Lafayette, IN 47904.
Mrs. Hurt was a loving wife, mother and grandmother She moved to Newton six years ago from Ottbein, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Michael Ray Cadwalder; and her husband, Steven Allen Crawford, who passed away just a few days earlier on July 17, 2005.
Surviving family include a daughter and son-in-law, Doana Sue and Kevin Gaylord of Newton; granddaughters, Shelby Hurt, Danna Hataway and Kayla Hataway, all of Newton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Ron Boes of West Lafayette, Ind., and Marilyn and Joe Walton of Ottbein, Ind.
Mr. Henry C. Walker, 78 of Midland City, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2005, from Ariton Cemetery with the Rev Joe Underwood and Chaplain Eddie Bliss officiating. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to Wiregrass Hospice of Dothan.
Mr. Walker was born Nov 29, 1926, the son of the late Joe Walker and Ora Enfinger Walker He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the European theater He was a commercial painter by trade.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gertrude H. Walker of Midland City; daughters, Evelyn Marie of Texas, Belinda Joyce of Pensacola, Fla., Judy Carol of Florida, Carolyn Adams and husband, Billy Jack, of Headland, Joyce Hughes and husband, Ross, of Ariton; sons, Danny J. Walker of Florida, Donald Walker and his wife, Rhonda, of New Bern, N.C., Ronald Walker and his wife, Barbara, of Midland City, Michael J. Walker of Dothan; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two special friends, Ron and Brenda Ingram of Midland City
Mrs. Maxine I. McNair went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Dale Medical Center following a long illness. She was 83.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion, Johntown Community Church, with the Rev Joseph Ellington III officiating. Burial will follow in the Johntown Community Cemetery Family will receive friends at Lewis and Lewis Funeral Home today from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The remains will be placed in the church one hour before the services.
She leaves three sons and five daughters; Jerome McNair of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Eldora Myrick of Massilion, Ohio, Catherine McNair of Ozark, James O. McNair of Rochester NY, Henry McNair of Ozark, Nadine McNair of Daleville, Gloria Johnson (Earnest) of Dale City, Va., and Dellee Johnson (John) of Ozark; also 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
James Otis Byrd, 71 of Ozark, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 22, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Greater Old Salem Baptist Church of Ozark (Longstreet community) with the Rev. W R. Virgil, pastor, and the Rev Dr. S.C. Jackson officiating. A wake will be tonight from 7 to 8 at Trawick Funeral Home Chapel.
Katie Bell Gipson, 99 of Midland City died Friday, July 15, 2005, at her home after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at noon from the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Midland City, where the Rev Sam Jackson is pastor and the Rev. W F Morris is officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery Visitation will be today from 1 to 8 at Varner Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Her survivors include her daughters, Lena (Walter) Ludgood, Bettye Scott, Robbie (Rev Leon) May; her sons, Rev. Wiley (Earnestine) Gipson and Willie Gipson; her sister Mary Bryant; 31 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; five great-great-great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Annie V, Collins; son-in-law, Johnny Maybin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Varner Memorial Funeral Home, (334) 671-1455, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Hedwig E. "Heddie" Blackmore, 82 of Ozark, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Enterprise Nursing Home.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Sunday July 17, 2005, from Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church in Ozark with Pastor Stewart Marshall officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 2454 Andrews Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360, Compassionate Hospice of Geneva County or a charity of your choice.
Mrs. Blackmore was born born in Celle, Germany, April 29, 1923. She was a resident of Ozark for many years before recently moving to Enterprise. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Surviving family include stepdaughters, Barbara J. (Duane) Vogt, Ann (Roger) Ruggles and Mary Skelton; stepsons, James R. (Constance) Blackmore of Enterprise, Robert Corning and George Corning; four grandchildren, Mark Blackmore, Denise Thompson, James Vogt and Heidi Ruggles; great-grandchildren, Karen, Douglas, Linnea, Michael, Christopher and Carl. Many friends and extended family also survive.
Mrs. Sonia Melissa Dunn, 71 of Ozark passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Funeral services will be Dunn 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2005, from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ozark with the Revs. William Hart and Isom Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 8. Flowers will be accepted.
Mrs. Dunn was born in Korea March 30, 1934. She met and married the love of her life William R. Dunn while he was serving in the U.S. Army and was a devoted "career Army wife." She was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and also worked faithfully at the church serving many roles. She has been described by her family as a loving mother and wife who had a heart as big as gold. She never met a stranger and seemed to bring out the best in those she met. She loved children and being around other people and tried to be a positive influence at all times. She was very talented and could do just about anything she put her mind to. She especially enjoyed arts and crafts and was an excellent seamstress. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Michelle and two sisters, Song Yoo Suk and Song Yoo Soon.
She is survived by her loving husband, Mr William R. Dunn of Ozark; a sister, Song Uyoo Shiek of Korea; brothers-in-law, Morris R. (Sylvia) Dunn of Lake City, Fla., and Terry W (Lily) Dunn of Arcadia, Fla.; sister-in-law, Patricia D. Cochran of Clearwater, Fla., Amaryliss (James) Harrison of Cowarts; two uncles, Clyde (Thelma) Dunn of Palm Springs Fla., R.A. (Darlene) Head of Arcadia, Fla.; nine nephews; and three nieces also survive, along with other family members back in her native Korea.
Rev. Dr. Donald Webster Hagler, age 50, of Gulfport, Miss., formerly of the Arguta community of Dale County, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. today, July 15, 2005, at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Harold Peters, William B. Easterling and Forrest Weekley officiating. A memorial service will be held in Gulfport, Miss., at a later date. Friends may come pay their respects in the church sanctuary from 10 a.m. until service time.
Retired Master Sgt. Wesley Elmer Suckow of Ozark/Midland City died July 10, 2005, in the Veterans Hospital in Tuskegee following a long bout with cancer.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2005, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with full military honors. Military Chaplain Capt. Edward C. Martin will officiate. Internment will follow in Plymouth, Wis., at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 1 p.m. until service time Friday.
Retired Master Sgt. Suckow was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Plymouth, Wis., to the late Edna Richard Suckow and Elmer Erwin Suckow. He graduated from high school there and joined the Wisconsin National Guard, serving for two years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served for 28 years until his retirement at Fort Rucker in August 1983. While serving his country he received the following awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with six Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal-seven awards, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon.
Retired Master Sgt. Suckow had lived in Ozark since 1978, moving to Midland City two years ago due to his illness. Following his retirement, he worked as manager of Western Sizzlin Steak House in Enterprise and Dothan until they closed. He then worked for more than 17 years in management with Mr J's Family Steak House, resigning in 2001 due to this illness by his parents and his stepmother, Kathy Williams Suckow.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 40 years, Marie H W Suckow of Midland City; one son, Robert K.W. Suckow of Dothan, and his sons, Robert Suckow Jr. and Timothy J. Suckow of Ypsilanti, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Shannon L. Gesco Suckow of Ypsilanti, Mich.; one stepson, George R. Walters of Gates, N.C.; one step-daughter, Dorothea (Susie) Walters Gilchrist and her husband, Terry, of Fort Myers, Fla.; four step-grandchildren, Lisa, John, Laurie and Mark Gilchrist of Fort Myers, Fla.; two great-step-grandchildren, Kristen and Austin Jurek of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister Bette Miller and family of Kiel, Wis.; two uncles, retired USAF Col. Robert Suckow and his wife, Shirley, of Newton, Iowa, and William Suckow and his wife, Eve of Naples, Fla.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his honor to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105.
Mrs. Lynda Portwood Riley, 60 of Ariton, died Saturday, July 9, 2005.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Bethel Assembly of God Church with Pastor Robert Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in Ariton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 5 to 7, and 1 hour prior to service time in the church.
Mrs. Riley was born Aug. 5, 1944, in Ariton to Irene Smith Phillips and the late Virgil Portwood. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church and was employed with Dale Medical Center for over 20 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Irene Smith Phillips of Ariton; two sons, Jon Riley and his wife Kim of Dothan, and their children Trevor Riley and Madison Spikes, and Dusty Riley and his wife Felicia of Virginia Beach, Va., and their children, Victoria Riley and Olivia Riley.
Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, (334) 774-5348, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Helen Jean Hurst Patton died Saturday morning, July 9, 2005. She was 81.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Ozark First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Greg Doss officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in her memory to Ozark First Assembly Kids Club, 170 Country Club Drive, Ozark, AL 36360.
Mrs. Patton was born March 7, 1924, in Flippin, Ark., to the late Faye and Robert Hurst. She moved to Oklahoma during the Depression years and then to California, Texas and to Winter Haven, Fla., where she raised her three sons. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to Ozark, where they lived and were active in the First Assembly of God Church and the prison ministry Helen was an accomplished quilt maker who greatly enjoyed sharing her gifts with her loved ones. Helen will be greatly missed by her family, church and friends. She lived her 81 years to the fullest and was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, D. H. Patton; and three sisters, Joyce Parker, Neva Knight and Lorene Guadagna.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Kim and Marie Patton of Lake Wales, Fla., Tam and Debbie Patton of Jacksonville, , Fla,, and Sam and Debbie Patton of Ozark; grandchildren, Robert Patton and his wife, Jamie of Jacksonville, Fla., Lindsey Pat- ton of Lake Wales, Fla., Johnathan Patton of Lake Wales, Fla., and Victoria Pat- ton of Ozark; one great-grandson, Dawson Lee Patton of Jacksonville, Fla., three sisters, Margaret Kent of French, Calif., Patricia Thompson of Hargo, Okla., and Eldean Wing and her husband, Lester of Shawnee, Okla.; two brothers, James Hurst and his wife, LaQuinta, of Tecumseh, Okla., and Jack Hurst and his wife, Doris, of Shawnee, Okla.
The family would like to thank Wiregrass Hospice for their love and compassion. To the kind ladies of Ozark Assembly of God Church for transporting and caring for her during her illness. A special thanks to Debbie Cotton for always being there for her as well as Bette Byrd and Rhonda Bruhn.
Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, (334) 774-5348, is in charge of the arrangements.