Mrs. Mary Jannette Barnes Stokes, 65 of Ozark, died Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 2005, in Flowers Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with Pastor Richard West officiating. Interment will be in Samson, Ala., 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. Monday evening.
Mrs. Stokes was born July 24, 1939, to the late Clistie Roberts Barnes and Thomas Clarence Barnes.
She is survived by her husband, Travis Stokes, Ozark; one daughter, Clearece Roney and her husband, Scott, Opelika, Ala.; one step-daughter, Daphne; one son, William Murphree, Ozark; one sister, Wynnette Nethery, Hamilton, M9iss.; one sister-in-law, Betty Barnes, Daleville; seven grandchildren, Selena Murphree, Christina Murphree, Skyler Palmer, Ruthie Roney, Joey Watson, Keith Watson, and Kevin Watson.
Judge Charles L. Woods, Sr., 73 of Ozark, Ala., died Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 2005, at his home in Dale County. He was 73.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dave Rhodes and Dr. Billy D. Gaither officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons: Jonathan Fleisher, Benjamin Woods, Jessie Woods, Jason Woods, Dustin Woods, and Aaron Luck.
The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 6. The body will be placed in the Church one hour prior to service time on Monday.
Judge Woods was preceded in death by his father, J.H.N. Woods and his mother, Ellen Snell Woods; his brother, Hubert J. Woods and wife, Helen Snellgrove Woods; his sister, Edna Woods Ward and husband, Byron Ward; his brother, Newton Woods; his brother-in-law, Garner Goodbread; and a grandson, Henry Brantly Steagall.
He is survived by two daughters, Frances Woods Steagall and husband, Henry B. Steagall III; Celeste Woods Fleisher and husband, David Fleisher; three sons, Charles L. Woods Jr. and wife, Lynda Watson Woods, James Brantly Woods and wife Joyce Watson Woods, and Michael Scott Woods and wife, Sheryl Jones Woods.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Amy Steagall Luck and husband, Aaron Luck; Jason Lewis Woods, Benjamin Howard Woods, Jesse Brantly Woods, Ellen Lacy Fleisher, Jonathan Evan Fleisher, Emily Kaye Woods, Alyssa Loraine Woods Dustin Dykes Woods and wife, Candace Woods; Desi Woods Shrestha and husband, Niran Shrestha.
He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Woods Goodbread, and one sister-in-law, Florence Brackin Woods. He is survived by two great-grandchildren, Lacy Marie Luck and Adam Steagall Luck. He is also survived by a host of nieces nephews, cousins, and friends.
Charles was a member of the Ozark National Guard, 131st Tank Battalion, which was activated in 1950. He completed Officer's Candidate School in 1951 at. Fort Knox, Ky. After serving his tour of duty, he was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. Upon discharge, he entered the University of Alabama, where he completed his education, receiving his B.A. and L.L.B. degrees.
After graduation in January 1958, he worked for a short time with the Legislative Reference Service in Montgomery. He moved his family back home to Ozark where he was associated with Mr. Charles O. Stokes in the practice of law for many years. He was city judge for the City of Ozark from 1960 until 1964. In I965, former Gov. George Wallace appointed him to the Board of Trustees of the University of South Alabama. He remained on this Board for approximately 40 years. He was also appointed to serve on the USA Foundation Board. In 1983, when a second circuit judge position was created for the 33rd Judicial Circuit, Charles was elected to fill this position. He served in the position until his retirement in January 2003.
He was a member of the Dale County Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association and the Circuit Judges Association. Judge Woods had an excellent reputation in the legal field throughout the state. He has been described by fellow associates as being a man of character, integrity, and ability. He was fair, honest, and very knowledgeable of the law. Judge Woods was actively involved in the legal profession in Dale County for more than 45 years. He thoroughly enjoyed his work. He considered this to be the driving force in his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury Methodist Church's Charles L. Woods Memorial Fund at 2536 County Road 33, Ozark, AL 36360, or to the charity of your choice.
E-7 Retired Bobby Donald Jones, 70 of Ozark, Ala., died Tuesday evening at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Chaplain Pamela Parker officiating. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with full military rites. Viewing will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. today until the service time Friday and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 tonight. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are requested to be given to Wiregrass Hospice 1970 E. Andrews Ave., Ozark, AL 3630.
Mr. Jones retired from the U.S. Army in 1973 having served 20 years. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was employed with Dale Medical Center, Ozark in the maintenance department for several years. Mr. Jones was the son of the late Arthur Varner Jones and Bertha Costner Jones of Lincolnton, N.C. He was born Aug. 9, 1934.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Jones of Ozark, Ala.; a daughter and son in law, Donna Turner (Victor) of Ozark, Ala.; two sons and daughters in law, Dale Jones (Julie) and David Jones (Karen), all of Ozark, Ala.; a sister and brother in law, Shirley and Harold Connor of Conway S.C.; and four grand-children, Josh and Zach Jones, Mason and Tristan Turner.
Mrs. Louise Judah Mason White, 79 of the Ewell Community of Ozark, died Jan. 27, 2005, in Cook Springs,. Ala., near Birmingham, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 30, 2005, at Ewell Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. David Lewis and the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Interment will follow in Ewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Saturday Jan. 29, 2005. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Sunday. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.
Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Judah Mason White was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Dale County. She was the daughter of the late William Henry "Bud" Judah and Era Mae Cain Judah of the Ewell community near Ozark. She worked for more than 30 years with various aircraft maintenance contractors at Fort Rucker, Ala. She was a beloved member of Ewell Bible Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and was active in the Dolly Mallory Missionary Circle. She enjoyed flower arranging, reading, and trips with her daughters. She was a wonderful mother, loyal friend, and will be truly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Cordell White; and brothers, Neal Judah and Ulysses "Skeets" Judah.
She is survived by her husband, Porter Harris of Odenville, Ala.; daughters, Deborah Mason Harris; Patricia Mason Fritts of Decatur, Ga.; stepdaughters, Sandra White Woodham of Washington, D.C.; Patricia White Thomas of Ozark; and Sheryl White Jowers of Ozark.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Curtis Judah of Ozark; one nephew; and three nieces.
Mr. James Hollis Teal, 61 of Skipperville, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, from Pleasant Teal Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William Hart officiating. Interment will follow in Ariton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Mr. Teal was born in Ozark, Ala., on Nov. 12, 1943, to the late Marvin Frank Teal and Clara Bell (Goodson) Teal. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Carmichael Lodge #548 in New Brockton, Ala. He enjoyed an extensive work history in aviation beginning in 1963; including positions as QC foreman, fleet manager, and maintenance foreman with various contracts at Fort Rucker. He was an F.A.A. inspector for over 25 years and was a certified fixed wing pilot.
Mr. Teal is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Cynthia Diane Teal; three daughters, Lisa Lynn Holmes and Belynda Eve Jeppson, both of Idaho and Shannon Kingsfield of Atlanta; a son, Barrett Scott Teal of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Willie Pearl (Billy) Heath of Ozark, Ala.; two brothers, Kenneth Derrill (Maxine) Teal and Louie Frank Teal, both of Ozark, Ala.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
Mrs. Bonnie Maxine Jones, 79 of Lakeland, Ga., and formerly of Ozark, Ala., died Saturday Jan. 22, 2005, at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Woodlawri Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Roger Campbell officiating.
Mrs. Jones was born in Missouri on Sept. 14, 1925, to the late Neal and Ada Morries. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert R. Jones Jr. and a daughter, Sharon Collins.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Taylor of Atlanta, Ga., Debra Jones of Catlin, III., and Carol. Smith of Lakeland, Ga., and son, Bobby Jones of Hahira, Ga.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Charlie Morries of Indiana, and Jessie Morries of Florida; and one sister, Bea Beck of Arkansas.
Mr. Othell German, 66, of Johnson Street, Ozark, died Saturday night, January 22, 2005, at Dale Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Floyd Ingram and the Rev. Christine Gassett officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to your favorite charity.
Mr. German was a native and life-long resident of Dale County, Ala., the son of the late Carthell and Ella Tharpe German. He was a member of Holy Ground Church. In his earlier years, he was employed with Andrews Drug Store. He retired from Jerry Mitchell Chevrolet Ozark, Ala., after 17 years of service. Othell and his brother and several friends formed the Happy Valley Boys Band. Music was an enjoyment to Othell. At the present time he was playing with the Ellis family.
His wife, Mary M. German of Ozark, Ala., survives him, as well as two daughters and sons in law, Debra Peters (Scott) of Ozark, Ala., Lisa Baker (Kent) of Enterprise, Ala.; two sons and daughters in law, Denver German (Cindy), and Mark German (Pam) all of Ozark, Ala.; five grandchildren, Anthony and Jamie German, Ashley Jackson, Matt German, Alisha Hicks; two great-grandchildren; and many other relatives also survive.
Mrs. Margaret Strickland Worsham,68 of Ozark, passed away peacefully at her Birmingham, Ala., residence Friday morning Jan. 21, 2005.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Ozark First Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Gary Vance, Greg Doss and the Wayne Wyatt officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. from Ozark First Assembly of God church. Family will receive friends during these hours. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Worsham was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Ozark, Ala., the daughter of the late Jessie W. Strickland and Tempie Dell Strickland.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Joe D. Worsham.
She was a member of Ozark First Assembly of God Church where she did missions work to Mexico for 19 years. She continuously gave her time and efforts towards this heart felt ministry by reaching those less fortunate and introducing them to Jesus Christ. She and her husband started an outreach program called, "Suffer the Little Children," where they would minister to thousands of children in Mexico. While residing in Birmingham, Ala., she attended Briarwood Presbyterian Church where she was very involved with her Sunday school class One in Christ. She was a former member of the Altrua Club in Ozark, Ala. She retired from Civil Service as a medical records technician and worked at Lyster Army Hospital in Fort Rucker, Ala., for 34 years. She enjoyed traveling and going with family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Rob Archer (Leah) of Decatur, Ala.; Todd Hotchkiss (Cindy) of Birmingham, Ala.; one daughter, Ambry Worsham Pate (Dale) of Birmingham, Ala.; two stepsons, Joe Worsham Jr. of Yadkinville, N.C.; and Peter Worsham of Ozark, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Mary Worsham Doyle of Midland City, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Amy, Adam and Ashley Archer; Lauren and Lindsey Hotchkiss; and Ryan and Kyle Worsham; four brothers, Lawrence, Coolidge, Billy and Donald Strickland, all of Ozark, Ala.; one sister, Janie Payne of Ozark, Ala. Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.
Mrs. Eldessa Grantham Arnold died at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Wesley Manor Retirement Center, Dothan. She was 94.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today Jan. 22, 2005, at Lee Family Cemetery, six miles south of Ozark on County Road 30, with the Rev. David Willis, Pastor of Newton Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 10 a.m. today until service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Wesley Manor Methodist Home, 718 Honeysuckle Road, Dothan, AL 36305.
After growing up in Bertha, graduating from Ozark High School, and marrying Aubrey Arnold, they made their home in Montgomery for many years, raising their children there. At Frazer Memorial Methodist Church she was a long time Sunday school teacher of children, alto in the church choir, and a leader and life member of the Women's Society of Christian Service. Retiring in 1968, she and Aubrey moved back to his parents' old home place on Klondike Hill near Newton, Ala., in the four years before Aubrey's death, they made a new home, transplanted her flowers and gardens from Montgomery, and became active members of Newton Methodist Church. In 1989 she moved to Wesley Manor Retirement Center and was an active resident in the assisted living area for 15 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry O. Grantham and Sara Frances Snell Grantham of Bertha, Ala.; her husband, Frank Aubrey Arnold Sr.; her two sons, Frank Aubrey Arnold Jr. and Curtis Gene Arnold; her grandson, Frank Grantham Arnold; two sisters, Wilfred and Helen of Bertha; and one brother, Perry of Ozark.
She is survived by a son, Terry G. Arnold and his wife Sarah of Montevallo, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Alice of Eufaula, Ala.; and Beryl of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Dovie Mae Snell Newman, a resident of Ozark, Ala., passed away Jan. 18, 2005, at her residence.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 22, 2005, at Greater Old Salem Baptist Church with Pastors D.J. Womack Sr. and W.R. Virgil officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Lewis & Lewis Funeral Home today between the hours of 2 to 6 p.m. The remains will lie in state one hour prior to service.
Mrs. Dovie Mae Snell Newman was born Dec. 22, 1917, to the late Burt and Mamie Snell. She was united in matrimony to the late George Washington Newman. To this union, eight children were born.
Two children preceded her in death, Mary Magdelene Newman and Marilyn Newman Daniels.
She is survived by six children, Elizabeth Hill (Johnny), Columbus, Ga.; Georgia D. Newman Jones, Ozark, Ala.; Arthur Lee Newman (Linda), Ozark, Ala.; Barbara Oden (James), Sylacauga, Ala.; Louise Brewer (Jerome), Dothan; Carol Elizabeth Alexander, Ozark, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Michael Newman (Janine), Chipley, Fla.; Keisha Newman, Ozark, Ala.; Christie Knight, Sylacauga, Ala.; Forlando, Lashonda, Temekia and Mark Newman, all of Ozark, Ala.; Jerome Comer, San Bernardino, Calif.; LaKevia Green and Tourean Green of San Bernardino, Calif.; one loving sister, Mrs. Alberta Walker (Douglas), Ozark, Ala.; two brothers, Paul W. Snell, Lake City Fla.; and Mr. Ezekiel Snell, Ozark, Ala.; and one. sister-in-law, Mrs. Malone Ross, Washington, D.C. Special thanks to a wonderful friend, Mrs. Teadie Jenkins, Lake City Fla.
Mrs. Elizabeth Shell, 78 of Ozark, Ala., passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Enterprise Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the chapel of Fuqua- Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Greg Aman officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight.
Mrs. Shell was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Neustadt, Germany daughter of Josef and Katharina Spachtholz. She was married to the late Derald Bowmen Shell. She was a good wife, mother, and military spouse as she and Derald moved from post to post raising , their nine children. She worked for the Army Air Force Exchange Service for 20 years when she retired in 1991.
Survivors include her nine children, George Shell and his wife, Linda Colorado Springs, Colo., Ronald Shell, Ozark, Ala., Terry Shell, Ozark, Ala., Dorothy Patrick and her husband, Douglas, Toney, Ala., Mike Shell and his wife, Jane, Canton, Ga., Debra Shiver and her husband, Edwin, Ozark, Ala., David Shell and his wife, Linda, Anaheim, Calif., Richard Shell, Morrisville, N.C., Linda Tew and her husband, Joel, Ozark, Ala.; her sister, Katharina Bennewitz, Auerbach, Germany; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Earvin Sander Jr., 61 of Ozark (Ewell Community), passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at Extendicare Hospice Services Facility in Dothan.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today Jan. 19, 2005, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Devine officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery in Ariton
Mrs. Vinell Matthews Johnson, 82 and formerly of Ozark, Ala., and a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., died Saturday Jan. 15, 2005.
Family hour and wake will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 23, 2005, at Trawick Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillie Matthews; daughter, Mary Matthews Jackson; son, Bennie Mac Johnson; three brothers, Hastin, J.W., and Sammy Matthews and a sister, Ruby Nell Matthews Dowling.
She leaves to cherish her memory a husband, Steve Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, Shirleen (Arlando) Matthews Sistrunk, Ozark, Ala., Catherine Davis, Miami, Bernadine (Russell) Johnson Delifa, and Shirlonda (Darrell) Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, James (Terry) Johnson, Clifford (Julia) Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, aIl of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, John Oscar (Annie Ruth) Matthews, Ozark, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Emma (Willie) Webb, Ala., Lilia Ruth (Ivory) Covington, Miami; 45 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren.