Mr. Don A. "Duke" Behringer, 69 of Ozark, Ala., passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday, April 28, 2005.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mr. Behringer at 2 Pioneer Lane, Ozark, on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.
Jack Corbitt, 58 of Ozark, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at his home.
Funeral services will be graveside at l0 a.m. Thursday April 28, 2005, from Woodlawn Memory Gardens with the Revs. Joe Reams, Marty Hamilton, and Dr. Billy D. Gaither officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. this evening.
The family request the omission of flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the New Born Intensive Care Unit, UAB Hospital, 619 l9th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35224-6973, or the First United Methodist Church, 167 E. Broad St., Ozark, AL 36360.
Mr. Corbitt was a native of Panama City, Fla. He graduated from Troy State University with a B.S. degree, where he was one of the founding seven members of the Delta Chi social fraternity. He graduated from Sanford University's Cumberland Law School with his Jurist Prudence degree. He served as Ozark's City Judge, as a Dale County assistant District Attorney, and was serving as council for the Dale County Board of Education and Michelin North America. He was a member of the Ozark Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. Mr. Corbitt was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ozark, and was serving as President of the Sunnyside Beach Homeowners Association at Panama City Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by, his wife, Joanie McLaughlin Corbitt, in 1985.
Survivors include his daughters, Maghen Corbitt Lowery and her husband, Justin, Ozark, Holly Corbitt of Birmingham; his granddaughter, Audra Elizabeth Lowery, his special friend and companion, Delores Woodham , Ozark, his daughter;'s step-mother, Trita Corbitt, Ozark, his stepfather: Jerry Vinson, Troy, his sister, Elizabeth Gleaton, Tallahassee, Fla.; his brother, Joe Corbitt, Lake Oswego, Ore. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Brenda Jean Coleman, age 65, was called home April 23, 2005.
Brenda loved life and was a true blessing and inspiration to many. She had a passion for her church, gospel music, her grandchildren, laughter with special friends, the Anton community, and her ceramic business where she made many cherished friends. She was a special gift to us from God and was greatly loved by her family and friends.
Those left to cherish her memories include her husband, Eugene Coleman of Anton; seven children and spouses, Bret and Mary Beth Coleman, Scot and Kelley Coleman, and Jamie Gould Haas all of Anton, Kelly and Randy Sears of Montevalo, AL, Jay and Stevie Gould of Humboldt, IA, Celia and Brett Griffiths of Santa Anna, CA and Julie and John Kleckner of Indian Head, MD; 16 Grandchildren; and a Brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Sharon Fuller of Pulaski, TN.
The Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield.
A celebration and sharing of her life will be Monday April 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Anton.
Mrs. Shirley Ann Pippin, 69 of Ozark, Ala., passed away Friday April 22, 2005, at her residence.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 25 from Ozark Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens in Ozark.
Mrs. Pippin was born April 26,1935, in Enterprise, Ala., and is the daughter of the late Hubert (Hub) Howell and Ammie Lee Skinner Howell. She was a member of Ozark Baptist Church, member of the adult co-ed one class. She had served as Sunday school secretary. During her husband's 27- year tour of duty with the strategic air command in the U.S. Air force, she was a devoted wife and mother. She was loved dearly by her grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Ozark Baptist Church 282 South Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360.
She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Marcus Pippin in January of 2004; step mother, Jean Howell; and brother, Don Howell.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Thomas D. Pippi.n of Ozark; daughter; Sandra Kennard and husband Douglas of Dothan, Ala.; son, James L. Pippin and wife Margaret of Montgomery, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Linda Pippin of Panama City Beach, Fla.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Byron Batchlor of Enterprise, Bobbie and Richard Landrum of Houston, Texas, and Maggi and Butch Coschignaho of Ocee, Fla.; two brothers and sister-in-law, Tom Howell of Savannah, Ga, and Terry and Coe Howell of Korea; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Retired Senior Master Sgt. U.S. Air Force John Milton Stephens Sr. died Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. He was 75.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark with an Air Force chaplain officiating. .Burial will be in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with U.S. Air Force honors at graveside. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday with the family receiving friends during these hours at the funeral home chapel.
He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a recipient of the purple heart and Bronze Star with 27 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Air Force. He was a devoted husband, father and
He is survived by his wife Eileen Stephens of Ozark, Ala.; one daughter, Katrina Lynn Stephens of Phenix City, Ala.; two sons and daughter in law, John Milton Stephens Jr. and wife Maria of San Antonio, Texas, and Ricky Hobson Stephens of Ozark; one sister, Florence Lott of Columbus, Ga.; one brother, Homer Stephens of Wewahitchka, Fla.; three grandchildren, Michael Stephens, John Stephens and Nicolette Stephens.
Tammy Nix, 42 of Ozark, died early Thursday morning, April 21, 2005, in Dale Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be graveside 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Woodlawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating, Interment will follow. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in her memory to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 1011, Dothan, AL 36302.
Miss Nix was born February 15, 1963, in Stuttgart, Germany to Henry E. "Hank" Nix and the late Mary Faye Brown Nix. She had lived in Ozark since childhood and graduated from Carroll High School in 1981. Miss Nix was retired from Dale Medical Center and was a rnember of Ozark Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her father Hank Nix (wife, Ruby), Ozark; two sisters, Vicki Corbett (husband, Martin), Jacksonville, Fla., and Ginger Hardy (husband, Chuck), Huntsville; two nieces, Carmen Hart and Heather Sommers; three nephews, Neal Hardy, Matthew Hardy, and Paden Hardy; two grand nieces, Lauren Valadez and Victoria Sommers, one grand nephew, Matthew Sommers.
Larry Christian, 37 of Ozark, Ala. passed away Friday, April 1.5, 2005.
The family will receive friends today April 19, 2005, from 6-8 p.m. at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark.
Surviving family include one son: Aaron Michael Cole Christian, Aaron's mother Rosa Lewis of Florida. Mother and stepfather: June Ann and Edward Christian. Father and stepmother: Alfred . and Jean Christian. Sisters and bother-in-laws: Tinnie and Gary Honaker of Arkansas, Julie and Bobby D. Powell of Ozark, Mary and Jack Fickle of Ozark, Dawn and Ronnie Brogdon of Brundidge, Kathy Christian of Ozark and Amy Gwynne. Nephews and nieces: Gary Honaker, Shawn Honaker, Kevin Honaker, James Honaker, Bobby Joe Powell, Michelle Powell, Jennifer Fickle, Jackie Fickle and Joey Fickle, Wendy Rogers and Wesley Rogers, Christina Brogdon, Francis Brogdon, Regina Brogdon, Wanda Brogdon, Renea Brogdon, Candy Brogdon and Jim Brogdon.
He was preceded in death by a brother in law Freddie Rogers of Ozark.
Charles William Mahone, 71 and a resident of Martin Luther King Avenue, Ozark, passed away Saturday April 16, 2005 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Saturday April 23, 2005, at noon from the Mt.
Hillard Baptist Church, Perote Community Union Springs. Interment with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Mahone will be placed in the church the church from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.
The Caring Staff of Carter Funeral Home will direct all services, (334) 738-3020.
Mr. William Maxie Chalker, 83 of Vidalia, Ga., died Thursday, April 14, 2005, in the Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dublin, Ga., after an extended illness.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday from Woodlawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home.
Mr. Chalker was a native of Ozark, Ala., residing in Vidalia for the past 10 years. He was a retired helicopter mechanic, a veteran of World War II and a member of Vidalia Baptist Temple.
Mr. Chalker is survived by his wife, Jean Chalker of Vidalia, Ga.; a daughter, Janice Snellgrove of Vidalia, Ga.; two sons, Mike Chalker of Dothan and Danny Chalker of Ozark, Ala.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother J.W. Chalker of Ozark, Ala.; and sister, Ruby Pearl Phillips of Ozark, Ala.
Mr. Frankie Boydstun, 70 of Newton, Ala., died at his home April 13, 2005, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, from Newton Baptist Church with the Revs. Peter Tilbe and Charles Kerby officiating. Interment will follow in Newton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home from 6 until 8 tonight. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in his memory to Newton Baptist Church, PO. Box 97, Newton, AL 36352.
Mr. Boydstun was born May 31, 1934, in Lawton, Okla., and served in the U.S. Army. He moved to Alabama in 1954 when army aviation flight training was consolidated and moved to Fort Rucker, and worked with various aircraft maintenance contractors at Fort Rucker until his retirement following 43 years of service. Mr. Boydstun was a faithful member and deacon of Newton Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Frank Boydstun, in 1977.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janice Johnson Boydstun, Newton, Ala.; two sons, Ronald Boydstun and wife, Donna, Daleville, Ala., and Brian Boydstun, Nashville; two grandchildren, Steven Boydstun and Lauren Boydstun, Daleville, Ala.; his mother, Verdie Hughes; sister, Shirley Morse; brother, Troy Boydstun and wife, Betty, all of Lawton, Okla.; and three nieces and two nephews.
Mr. Charles Mathis "Matt" Richardson, 84 of Ariton, Ala., died Tuesday morning, April 12, 2005, in Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, from the Ariton Baptist Church with the Revs. Stephen Mumer and Guy Causey officiating. Interment will follow in Ariton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 tonight. On Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. the body will be placed in the church for viewing. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in his memory to Ariton Baptist Church, PO. Box 27, Ariton, AL 36311.
Mr. Richardson was born May 2, 1920, in Dale County Ala., to the late Emma Clifford Trawick Richardson and Charlie Oscar Richardson. He worked with civil service at Fort Rucker in the Commissary for 17 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Ariton Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Deacons and various other church committees. Mr. Richardson was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Lewis M. Richardson, Jim Richardson, Dean Richardson, Travis Richardson and Clarence Richardson.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Doris Jones Richardson, Ariton, Ala.; daughter and her husband, Dianne and Joe Smith, Ozark, Ala.; son and his wife, Dale and Judy Richardson, The Woodlands, Texas; two sisters, Minnie Richardson and Mavis Jenkins and her husband, Frank, Dothan; two brothers, Esker Richardson and his wife, Burnell, Ariton, Ala. and Charles Junior Richardson and his wife, Florence, Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Lee Smith, Kimberly Richardson, and Kellie Richardson; brother-in-law Jack Jones and his wife, Tat, Ariton, Ala.; and sister-in-law Martha Simmons, Freeport, Fla.
Mrs. Carol Ann Sanford, 59 of Ozark, Ala., passed away Sunday April 10, 2005, at Dale Medical Center.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 15 2005, at Union Springs Cemetery in Pansey, Ala.
Mrs. Sanford was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Sanford, and her father. Ron Atkinson.
Surviving family include daughters, Lisa Thorn of Dothan and Kim Vanhoy of Ashford, Ala.; sons, Mark Pressnell of Michigan and Matt Pressnell of Ozark, Ala.; her mother, Esther Atkinson; and grandchildren Hannah Thorn, Zack Barfield, Travis Barfield, Lucas Barfield, David Vanhoy, Brittany Pressnell, Victoria Pressnell and Bradley Pressnell.
Burion Lee Williams (Tot), 66 of Ariton, Ala., entered heaven on April 5, 2005.
Lee was a loving and generous brother, father and grandfather. He was always dedicated to taking care of his family. He spent 26 years of his life serving in the U.S. Air Force. After retiring from the military, Lee worked the next 18 years for the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC), where he retired from in May 2004.
Lee was happiest when he was outdoors or playing cards. He liked to garden, fish and camp. He also enjoyed cooking and got many requests from his AMARC co-workers.
Lee is survived by his sister Martha Ann (Williams) Catrett; his brother John Henry Williams III; and his Aunt Ola Houston of Alabama. He is also survived by his children, Sheryl Ann (Williams) Schubert, Gregory Earl Williams and Debra Dawn Williams and their mother, Ann (Smith) Williams of Tucson, Ariz. In addition, Lee is also survived by his granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca Schubert of Tucson and Ashlee Williams of St. David, Ariz.
A memorial service was held on April 21 at Bring's Broadway Chapel in Tucson. A full military graveside service and burial will be done on April 27 10 a.m., at Universalist Cemetery in Ariton. Because of his tremendous love of animals and his other two "children," Jake and Baby, please make donations to F.A.I.R. (Foundation for Animals in Risk) at 2937 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85716.
Dad, even through your time here on earth is through, you will live forever in our memories and hearts. We love you and will miss you very much. May you rest in peace.
Flora Dell Williford, 94 died Monday April 4, 2005, in the Ozark Nursing facility.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dr. Billy Gaither, Joe Reams and Marty Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Westview Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 Thursday family will receive friends during these times. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are requested to be given to First United Methodist Church, 157 E. Broad St., Ozark, AL 36360, or Westview Memorial Cemetery P.O. Box 484 Ozark, AL 36360, or Wiregrass Hospice 1970 E. Andrews Avenue Ozark, AL 36360.
Mrs. Williford was born in Ozark May 4, 1910 the daughter of the late Thomas Strickland and Cammie Clark Strickland. Mrs. Williford was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 83 years. She also taught the primary department Sunday school class for five years. A member of the Wesleyans service guild member of the Mary Tarver Sunday School Class where she was in charge of sending get well cards and sympathy cards for 20 years. Worked with the Kiwanis Club summer children's camp several summers while in progress. She retired from Lisenby Elementary School as the lunchroom supervisor after 23 years of service.
Preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Williford, in 1973.
She is survived by two daughters, Allowee Johnston of Troy, and Martha Tilley of Ozark; one sister, Tommie Burton of Ozark; three grandchildren, Jane J. Goodson, James Tilley and Janann Williams; six great-grandchildren also survive.
Pallbearers will be Billy Hopton-Jones, Billy Joe Goodson, Greg Hopton-Jones, Thomas Burton, Gordon Dodson, Jamie Tilley, Tom Cullpper and Sam Lorino.