Bobby Lee Rone
Rev. Bobby Lee Rone, 69, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Birmingham. He was a native and prior resident of Mobile. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister and served in the following churches, Blue Lake Baptist, Chipley, Fla.; Millry Baptist Church, Millry, Ala.; St. Stephens Baptist Church, St. Stephens, Ala.; First Baptist Church, East Brewton; Shadowlawn Baptist Church, Prichard; Alco Baptist Church, Brewton; Refuge Baptist Church, Tallassee and Springhill Avenue Baptist Church where he retired in 2001. He served as chaplain for 10 years with Alabama State Troopers. He was a member of Lafitte Baptist Church in Saraland and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Rone of Birmingham; two sons, James Phillip Rone of Prattville and Paul Lee Rone of Thomasville; a daughter, Lori Paige Rone of Birmingham and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at Lafitte Baptist Church with the Rev. David Atchison officiating. Graveside services were held Wednesday at noon at Hill Cemetery in Copeland with Freeman Funeral Services, Inc. of Citronelle directing.
Mrs. Annie Spears, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004. She was a native and life-long resident of Brewton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ganie Spears and her parents, Jimmy and Annie Stanley. She was an active member of Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Smith and Tiffany Smith, both of Brewton; six sons, Tony Stanley, Bruce Spears and Ganie Spears, all of Brewton, Clinton Spears and Ricky Spears, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Gregory Spears of Birmingham; one sister, Juanita Culliver of Brewton; one brother, Jim Stanley of Indiana; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie J. Blue officiating. Burial followed at Piney Grove Cemetery with Presley-Fluker Funeral Home directing.
Clyde Edward Johnson
Mr. Clyde Edward Johnson, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at a Pensacola hospital. He was a native and life-time resident of Century. He attended the Baptist church and was a member of the Masons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Johnson; a son, Ricky Hendrix and a sister, Margarite Harold.
He is survived by a friend, Burnette Prim of Century; five sons, Tim Johnson of Cantonment, Fla., Jim Johnson of Flomaton, Lamar Hendrix of Byrneville, Fla., Terry Hendrix of Festus, Mo., and Lavon Hendrix of Little Washington, N.C.; three daughters, Jeannine Moye of Atmore, Linda Kay Zimlich of Bay Minette and Ruby White of Flomaton; three brothers, Bobby Johnson of Lenox, Earl Johnson of Brewton and Melvin Johnson of Jay, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Mitch Herring officiating. Burial followed at McCurdy Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Jason White, James Floyd, Josh Hendrix, Ricky Rutherford, Spencer Harris, Tommy Kimmons and Jack Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Masons.
Robert Nicholas Kennedy and Ashley Nicole Kennedy
Infants Robert Nicholas Kennedy and Ashley Nicole Kennedy died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at a Pensacola hospital. They were preceded in death by their grandmother, Dean Kennedy and great-grandparents, Bill Thoris, Ruth Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Early Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Harless.
They are survived by their parents, Jeff and Kelly Kennedy of Mexia; grandparents, Thomas and Ellen Kennedy of Franklin and Robert and Diann Stewart of Bratt; great-grandparents, Estelle Thortis of Christian Home, Fla., and Jack Stewart of Bratt; a brother, Tanner Kennedy of Excel and a number of other relatives.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 5, at 4:30 p.m. at the Christian Home Cemetery in McDavid, Fla., with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Myrl Lee McClain
Ms. Myrl Lee McClain, 60, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at her residence. She was a native and resident of Century. She worked as a dietary supervisor with the Atmore Community Hospital for more than10 years and also worked at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton and at Jay Hospital. She was affiliated with Edward Point Christian Church in Century and was preceded in death by her father, Howard Rue Sr.; her mother, Bessie Payne McClain and a sister, Mamie Hughes.
She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Madison and Pamala McClain, both of Century; five sisters, Barbara Wesley of Flomaton and Fannie Mae Carter, Ethel McMurray, Jean Crawford and Elizabeth Gee, all of Cleveland, Ohio; four brothers, Charles King of Hampton, Va., Elijah King and Pat King, both of Cleveland and Howard Rue Jr. of Vallejo., Calif.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. at Edward Point Christian Church with the Rev. Lamar Randal officiating. Burial followed at Century Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.
Gene Arthur Flavors Sr.
Mr. Gene Arthur Flavors Sr., 71, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at a Mobile hospital. She was a native and resident of Atmore. He was a member of Greater Mount Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore. He was retired from Monsanto, worked with the City of Atmore Police Department and was a member of the Police Auxiliary for more than 30 years. He served in the United States Army and the Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Bell Flavors and his sister, Ann Carter.
He is survived by seven daughters, Elizabeth Batson of Jacksonville, Fla., Gwendolyn Staples, Belinda Montgomery and Cynthia Flavors, all of Atmore, Shelia Miller of Waldorf, Md., Rita Flavors of Atlanta, Ga., and Michelle Gant of Gulfport, Miss.; five sons, Tony Flavors of Atmore, Gene Flavors of Homosassa, Fla., William Flavors of Aurora, Colo., Stanley Ewing of Freeport, N.Y., and Homer Douglas of Calif.; four sisters, Dorothy Beasley of Pensacola, Fla., Mary Jackson of Dayton, Ohio, Carolyn DeShields of Panama City, Fla., and Eva Hightower of Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, Cary Flavors of Atmore and 30 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20, at noon at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with Bishop Willie L. Williams officiating. Burial followed at Stallworth Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.
Carra Ikner Green
Ms. Carra Ikner Green died at her residence Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, after an extended illness. She was a life-long resident of the Poarch community, a member of First Assembly of God in Atmore and a retired cafeteria worker with the Alabama education system. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth E. Green; her brothers, Lewis Ikner, Charles Ikner and Bobby Ikner and a sister, Harriet Smith.
She is survived by her children, Linda Miller of West Palm Beach, Fla., Judy Kirby of Poarch, William Earl Green of Pineville, La., Louise Stanford of Castleberry; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four great step-grandchildren; one great-great step-grandchild and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Davis officiating. Burial followed at McCullough Cemetery with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel directing. Pallbearers were Charles Wilson, Norman Wilson, Ray Biggs, Michael Stanford, Scott Stanford and Brian Green.
Carol Lynn McClintock
Mrs. Carol Lynn McClintock, 59, of Pineview Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at her residence after a brief illness. She was a native of Pheonix, Ariz., and a former resident of Santa Clarita, Calif., before moving to Brewton six years ago. She was a pastry chef in the restaurant industry and was a member of Ridge Road Baptist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Ila Bell Weaver of Brewton; a son, Brendon McClintock of Auburn, and a sister, Lanita Weaver McClintock of Brewton.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at Ridge Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Bounds officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Alma Cooper Martin
Mrs. Alma Cooper Martin, 62, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in a local nursing facility after an extended illness. She was a native and life long resident of Castleberry. She attended Appleton Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Joe Martin of Castleberry; two sons, Mark Edward Martin and Ronald Joe Martin, both of Castleberry; two daughters, Terri Woods of Uriah, and Lisa Martin of Dothan; four brothers, Burns "Pete" Cooper, Dewey Cooper, Douglas Cooper and Malcolm Cooper, all of Brewton; six grandchildren and five great-grancchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady Palmer officiating. Burial followed at New Hopewell Cemetery in Castleberry with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Audrey Merle Scott Ballard
Mrs. Audrey Merle Scott Ballard, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 at her residence after a brief illness. She was a native of Turnersville, Texas, and a resident of Louisiana before moving to Brewton in 1973. She was a member of Brewton First Baptist Church, Eastern Star and a retired bookkeeper.
She is survived by a daughter, Leah Ballard Eskine of Metairie, La.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, at 11:30 a.m. at Smackover Cemetery in Smackover, Ark., with Young's Funeral Home of El Dorado, Ark., directing and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
Edna Mae Chavers
Mrs. Edna Mae Chavers, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, in a Milton hospital. She was a native and life long resident of Brewton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Community of Christ Church.
She is survived by two sons, Billy Chavers of Brewton and W.C. Chavers of Alexander, La.; a daughter, Rita Hinote of Brewton; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Wayne Morris and Ray Langham officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers will be Ricky Chavers, Robbie Chavers, Greg Hinote, Randy Hinote, Trent Evans and Ryan Veuthey.
Ruth Gilmore Gandy
Mrs. Ruth Gilmore Gandy, 96, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Escambia County, Fla., and an active member of Poplar Dell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton "Rat" Gandy.
She is survived by a son, Carl Gandy of Century; three daughters, Doris Chavers and Jerilyn Simmons, both of Century and Sue Ivie of Jay, Fla.; a brother, Winston Gilmore of Pensacola, Fla., a sister, Helen Langford of Century; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Poplar Dell Baptist Church in Century, with the Rev. Mitch Berring, the Rev. Patrick Salter and the Rev. Robert Gandy officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.
Bertha Mahalley Odom
Mrs. Bertha Mahalley Odom, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in a local hospital. She was a native of Atmore and had lived in the area for 46 years. She was a homemaker and attended Happy Valley Holiness Church in Century. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earlie Odom.
She is survived by two daughters, Louise Odom of Stapleton and Margaret Sunday of Century; a son, Earl Odom of Blanchard, La.; a brother, Bud Lister of Robinsonville; four sisters, Bertie Blair of Robinsonville, Lillie Mae Mosley of Lottie, Gladys Burch of Lenox and Frances Lister of Brewton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at Flomaton Funeral Home with Tommy Lee Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Emmons Cemetery in Flomaton with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.
Edna Inez Holt
Mrs. Edna Inez Holt, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at a local health care facility. She was a native of Booneville and had been a life long resident of Flomaton. She was a homemaker and member of Little Escambia Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Ray Holt of Flomaton; a daughter, Linda Holt White of Flomaton; two brothers, Dick Adams of Brewton, and A.C. Adams of Atmore; a sister, Olive Crusand of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. at Little Escambia Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Hart and the Rev. Jeff Howard officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.
Horace Edward Johnson
Mr. Horace Edward Johnson, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004. He was a native of Uriah and had resided in Brewton since 1978. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, was an active member of the NAACP, the International Benevolent Society and was chairman of the Deacons of the West Florida/South Alabama Association of the Primitive Baptist Church for many years. He served as a city councilman for the city of Brewton from 1988 to 1992. He was a school teacher and owned his own general contracting business in Michigan. He was a member of Old Springhill Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a trustee and chairman of the deacon board.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Thompson; two brothers, Dave Johnson Jr. and Charles Johnson; a sister, Esther J. Lett; three aunts, Carrie B. Hendrieth, Willie Golden and Lillian Golden; one grandchild and a host of other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Frisco City with the Rev. Sandy McQueen and Elder Norman Miller officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery with Presley-Fluker Funeral Home directing.