Mrs. Dorthy Green, a resident of Ozark, Ala., died Monday Feb. 21, 2005, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday Feb. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m. in the First Missionary Baptist Church on East Andrews in Ozark, Ala., with Dr. S.C. Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Travelers Rest Cemetery.
Trawick Funeral Home, (334) 774-8374, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Wade Bowman, 92 of Ozark, Ala., passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 2005, at Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. today Feb. 21, at Hopeful Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Doss officiating.
A native of Dale County Ala., Mr. Bowman was born Dec. 3, 1912, the son of the late John Thomas Bowman and Amanda Matilda Chapman Bowman.
Surviving family include nieces, Martha Lou Ruble and Jewell Danner, both of Ozark, and Doris Rogers of Lacanto, Fla.; nephew, David Pitts of Panama City, Fla.; and special friends, Bill and Betty Kenndey of Enterprise and Rodney Kennedy of Enterprise.
Johnnie L. McLeod Sr., a resident of Ozark died Sunday Feb. 20, 2005, at the Dale Medical Center in Ozark.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 26, 2005, in the St. Mark AME Zion Church on Liberty Avenue in Ozark with the Rev. Cammack officiating. Burial will be in the Travelers Rest Cemetery in Ozark.
Trawick Funeral Home, (334) 774-8374, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Maxine Carter Teal, 77 of Ozark, Ala., passed away at her residence Saturday Feb. 19, 2005.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today; Feb. 22, 2005, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Isom Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.
Mrs. Teal was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Dale County, Ala., to the late Oscar J. Carter and Ellie Morris Carter. She was a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church. A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed decorating, cooking and working crossword puzzles, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and precious grandchildren.
Surviving family include her husband, Kenneth Derrill Teal Sr. of Ozark; three sons, Johnnie F. Teal and wife, Cheryl of Portsmouth, Va., Kenneth D. Teal Jr. and wife, Judy of Ozark, Ronald W. Teal and wife, Pennie, of Franklin, Va.; a daughter, Debra Teal Evans and husband, Bill, of Ozark; 74 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Pauline Sterzenback, 83 of Ozark, Ala., died Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2005, at Ozark Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Johns Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles McCabe officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Rosary will be 6 p.m. today at Holman Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with the family receiving friends until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Johns Catholic Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1008, Ozark, AL 36361.
Mrs. Sterzenback was born July 17, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Ida Catherine Panyard Whalen and Thomas F. Whalen. She . worked in Washington, D.C., as a telephone operator where she met and married August J. "Dutch" Sterzenback on Nov. 12, 1945. She traveled extensively with her late husband while he served in the U.S. Army. The Sterzenbacks made their home in Ozark in 1956, where they were a founding family of St. Johns Catholic Church. She was active in numerous church groups, including serving as the head of the Catholic Youth Religious Education Program. Mrs. Sterzenback worked with civil service at Fort Rucker from 1967 until retiring from the Supply and Services Branch of Director of Logistics in 1985.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, MSgt. (Retired) August J. "Dutch" Sterzenback in November 2004; six sisters, Sister Mary of the Angels, Anna McNierny, Ruth Whalen, Ida Whalen, Grace McCosby and Frances O'Brien; and two brothers, Thomas F. Whalen Jr. and John Whalen.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianne Davis and her husband Jack Dothan, Ala., and Sue Tzareff and her husband Paul of Oviedo, Fla.; two sons, Mark Sterzenback and his wife Darlene of Houston, Texas, and Don Sterzenback and his wife Debi of Panama City Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Chasen Sterzenback, Lisa and Michael Tzareff, Amanda and Jason Davis; four step-grandchildren, Jason Browne, Nathan Browne, Jon Browne, and Michael Osborn. Numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews also survive.
Retired Sgt. Maj. (U.S. Army) Walter George Jester Sr., born in Griffin Ga. on Sept. 29, 1930 passed away in a Ozark, Ala., on Feb. 16, 2005.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 724 Andrews Ave., Ozark, with the Rev. (Dr.) S.C. Jackson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Highway 231 North, Ozark. The family will receive friends at Lewis and Lewis Funeral Home, 904 E. Broad St., Ozark, today Feb. 22, 2005, from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
At a very young age, Walter joined Towaliga County Line Baptist Church, Jackson, Ga., and upon moving to Ozark, he reunited with the First Missionary Baptist Church. Walter earned his high school diploma from Fairline High School in Griffin, Ga., and attended Fort Valley College. In 1953, Walter joined the Army and served his country in Japan, Germany, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. In 1983, he retired as a sergeant major after 30 years of honorable service. Following his military retirement, Walter became a federal civil servant at Fort Rucker, and retired in 1995. In 1976, Brother Jester was creat- ed to a grand inspector general of the 33rd-degree Masons and elevated to the United Supreme Council. He was a member of Euclid Lodge No. 68 and Pride of Alabama Order of the Eastern Star (OES) No. 60, in Ozark. He was also the advisor for the first Masonic Study Club at Fort Rucker, Ala. Walter devoted his life to the service of God, his family and country, and the principles of the Freemasonry and OES.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Robert Garrett Jester, Griffin, Ga.; and William Horace Jester, Laurice Sanders Jester, and Thelma Lucille Jackson, all of Detroit, Mich.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Tsukiko (Oku), Ozark; two children and their spouses, Cynthia Denise and Sterling Johnson, Baltimore, Md.; and Walter George Jr. and Delana Jester, Ozark; two sisters, Mattie Sue Walker, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Zollie Mae Reid, Griffin, Ga.; two brothers-in-law, Taranobu (Tomiko) Oku, Hirenobu (Umi) Oku, Japan; three sisters-in-law, Hattie Jester, Detroit, Mich.; and Kisako (Sarao) Onishi, and Emiyo Nomura, both of Japan; two grandchildren, Toby and Victoria Jester, Ozark; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Franklin "Frank" Delano Ross, born Nov. 27, 1934, passed away Feb. 15, 2005.
Funeral services will be held at 77 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mixon School Road, Ozark, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 with Bishop Phipps officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the church. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in Ozark.
Frank devoted his life to the service of his family, church and country. Born in North Little Rock, Ark., he joined the United States Air Force and served as an aircraft electrician, retiring after more than 22 years of honorable service. Frank continued to work in the aircraft industry for Northrop, Boeing, Flight Safety International and Pulau.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Clara B. Freeman; father, William F. Ross; sisters, Pansy Geauttler and Katherine Louise Nabors; and brother, Lee Calvin Farris, all of North. Little Rock, Ark.
He is survived by his wife and love of 50 years, Linda Gail (Baze); their six children and spouses, Deborah Louise and Chuck Fecteau, Glen Burnie, Md., Floyd Mitchell and Chris Ross, Rowlett, Texas, Ronald Ray and Ginger Ross, Madison, Tenn., Curtis Wayne and Audrey Ross, McKinney, Texas, Robert Franklin and Nicola Ross, Mesa, Ariz., Adrian Eugene and Janice Ross, Ozark, Ala. He was also the loving grandfather to 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mavis Sutton Paulk, 93 of Ariton, died Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2005, at her home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Feb. 11, 2005, at Bethel Assembly of God Church with Pastor Robert Hamilton and Pastor Jeff Downing officiating. Interment will follow in Ariton Cemetery.
Mrs. Paulk was born April 18, 1911, in Dale County to the late Vantney Ollie Jones Sutton and Needham Bryant Sutton. She lived in Ariton where she was the last living Charter Member of Bethel Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Paulk; and son and daughter-in-law, James and Jeanette Paulk.
Survivors include her daughter, Geraldine Fralish, Ariton, Ala.; sister, Matred Barefoot, Ariton, Ala.; grandchildren, Debra Alums, Dothan, Philip Paulk, Birmingham, Ala., Vince Fralish, Ariton, Ala., Kevin Fralish, Panama City, Fla., great grandchildren, Vantney Alums, Ariton, Ala., Kade Fralish, Ariton, Ala., Candice Fralish, Troy, Ala., Hannah Fralish, Ariton, Ala., Zeke Fralish, Ariton, Ala., Barrett Paulk, Birmingham, Ala., one great-great-granddaughter, Hatton Alums, Ariton, Ala.
The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in her memory to Ariton Cemetery Fund, C/O Earl Thompson, 7147 Highway 51, Ariton, AL 36311, or to Bethel Assembly of God Church, Memorial Fund, P O. Box 33, Ariton, AL 36311.
Mrs. Rosa Helms Stubbs, 90 of 3435 County Road 15, Ozark, Ala., died Wednesday evening, Feb. 9, 2005, at Ozark Health and Rehabilit tion Center.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today, Feb. 11, 2005, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Peniel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home from 10 a.m. today until service time.
Mrs. Stubbs was born Nov. 5, 1914, in Barbour County.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Mizell and James W. Stubbs.
Survivors include her two stepdaughters, Judy Reeves, Daleville, Ala., and Ann Deloney, Atlanta, Ga., one step-grandson., Winston Deloney, Atlanta, Ga., two sisters-in-law, Mary Helms, Blue Springs, and Ettie Helms, Montgomery, Ala., several nieces, nephews and . very devoted caregivers also survive.
Retired Col. A. John Miller, 70 of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday Feb. 14, 2005, the Fort Rucker Aviation Museum. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. EST in Fort Mitchell National Cemetery with full military honors. Mrs. Miller and her sons will receive friends at her home from 6 to 8 p.m. upon returning from the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 3 Front St., New Canaan, CT 06840, or to your favorite charities.
Col. Miller retired from the United States Army in 1988, after 33 years of honorable service. He entered the Army as a private and rose to the rank of staff sergeant before attending OCS at Fort Benning, Ga. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, one in Korea and two in Germany. Some of the highlights of his career were when he commanded the 269th Ave. Bn. at Fort Bragg, N.C., the l2th Ave. Gp. in Germany served as G-3 of the lOlst Air Assault Division, and as the chief of staff of the Fort Rucker Aviation Center. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the Army War College and received his bachelor's degree from St. Benedicts College, Atchison, Kan., and his master's degree from Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg, Pa. Upon retiring from military service at Fort Rucker, he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Ozark where he became involved in the community. He was the chairman for the Military Affairs Committee and Command General's Military Retiree Council. He was the chairperson of the Govern- mental Affairs Committee for the Ozark 2020 Plan, and worked with others on the 50th anniversary of the Korean War Memorial. He also helped with many of the Ozark-Fort Rucker Appreciation Weeks. He received Ozark's highest award, the Distinguished Service Award in 2004. He also was an Ozark master gardener.
John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Miller, of Ozark, Ala.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lt. Col. John Whitelaw Miller and Sandi of Fort Knox, Ky.; Andrew Ranney Miller and Kellie of Rogers, Ark.; four grandchildren, Zachary Nicholette, Gabriella and Kinslee Miller; one sister, Elizabeth Gasten, of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister-in-law, Nancy Ernst of Tryon, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Robert Whitelaw, of Grand Haven, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Richard Earl Biggs, 70 of Echo, died Tuesday Feb. 8, 2005, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 12, 2005, at the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chris Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely City Cemetery in Blakely Ga.
Mr. Biggs was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Fanin County, Texas, the son of the late Elbert Riley Biggs and Rebecca Miranda Stell Biggs. He served in the U.S. Navy and lived in the Echo Community for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and step-son, Chester Weaver.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Biggs, Echo, Ala.; daughters, Jeanette Kincaid (John), Caddomills, Texas; Bernice Pilley, Denton, Texas; Deloris Terrell, Dallas, Texas; Tammy Biggs, Dallas, Texas; sons; Tommy Weaver (Melba), Wills Point, Texas; Earl Biggs Jr., Texas; 13 grandchildren and 10 great0-grandchildren.
Mr. Randy "Cowboy" Potts, 36 of Skipperville, Ala., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 in Meridian, Miss.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 11, 2005, from Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. Sheffield officiating. The body will lie in-state at the church one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow in Southside Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Potts was a member of Southside Baptist Church. He was employed with TRA Transportation.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Potts; and mother-in-law, Judy H. Landrum.
Survivors include his wife of three years, Nancy Potts, of Skipperville, Ala.; mother, Sadia Potts, of Skipperville, Ala.; two sisters, Tonia Grundhauser and husband, Chad, of Skipperville, Ala.; and Heather Potts of Atlanta, Ga.; two nieces, Ashley Grundhauser and April Ratcliffe; and two nephews, Christopher Ratcliffe and Andrew Grundhauser.
Mrs. Wanda Garrettson Danner, 78 of Ozark, passed away Tuesday night Feb. 8, 2005, at Oakview Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be one hour before service time Monday, Feb. 14, 2005.
Mrs. Danner was born on April 21, 1926, in Adair, Ill., to the late Floyd Garrettson and Trella Penell Garrettson. She was the oldest of eight children and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
She is preceded in death by two daughters, Patsy Carmack and Judy Sexton; one son, Gary Sexton; three sisters, Ila Hardin, Thora Thomas and Irean Smith; and one brother, Bubby Garrettson.
She is survived by her husband Homer Danner of Ozark, Ala.; one son, Ronnie Sexton (Pat) of Moline, Ill.; two sisters, Betty Bucher of Astoria, III., Maxine Conner of Davenport, Iowa; one brother, John Garrettson of Greenville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and she is also survived by several stepchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Alburn Jackson "Jay" Evans, 67 of Ozark died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 9, 2005, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark.
Mr. Evans was a native of the Echo Community of Ozark, having lived in Central Florida for 40 years prior to returning to Ozark eight years ago. He was a large machinery mechanic for Citrus World for 17 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Shelley Esden and her husband, David, Ocoee, Fla.; two sons, Lynn Evans, Auburndale, Fla.; and James Evans, Monteagle, Tenn.; three sisters, Annette Medley, Clio; Doris Kirkland, Hartford; and Jane Carpenter, Texas; one brother, James Evans, Dothan. Six grandchildren also survive.