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Obituaries from March 15, 2000

By Staff
James Bernard Cunningham
Mr. James Bernard Cunningham, 69, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Atmore Community Hospital.
Mr. Cunningham had been a lifelong resident of Atmore and a member of First Assembly of God Church. He was a retired employee of the City of Atmore after 16 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Cunningham of Atmore; a son, Larry Cunningham; three daughters, Rita Robinson and her husband Jimmy of Robertsdale; Sherry Lambert and her husband Norman (Peanut) of Atmore; Debra Smith of Atmore; three sisters, Louise McKinley of Atlanta GA, Minnie Mae Manley of Montgomery and Ann Smith of Mobile; six grandchildren, Julie Holliway and her husband Patrick, Jamie Howell, Tyson Lambert, Norman, Jr. (Bobo) Lambert, Blake Cunningham and Dillon Smith and one great-grandchild, Clark Holliway.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe Welsh officiating. Burial followed at Serenity Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Smith, Kenny Coleman, Bobby Davis, Joe Henry, Dave Parish and Rex McKinley.
Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Flora L. Godwin, 90, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at her residence in Sullivans Island, S.C.
Mrs. Godwin was born in Century.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, Earnest Nelson Godwin. She is survived by a son, John L. Godwin of Trenton, Fla. and one granddaughter, Jennifer Kelly Wilson of Trenton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. in Godwin Cemetery in Bratt.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James HAdley
Mr. James Hadley, 59, born in Atmore and a resident of Bay Minette, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Mercy Hospital.
Mr. Hadley was a retired manager at Piggly Wiggly.
He is survived by his wife, Herma B. Hadley of Bay Minette; a son, James Everette Hadley of Hurley, Miss.; two step-sons, Ronald Aubrey Taylor of Bay Minette and George Donald Taylor of Sumrall, Al.; a daughter, Teresa Joy Hadley Wooten of Hurley; two sisters, Luverne Dunn of Perdido and Addie Bell Hughes of Birmingham and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at Norris Funeral Home Chapel with sister Helen Stewart and Eula Mae Price officiating.
Burial followed at Sullivan Cemetery in Nokomis.
Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette was in charge of arrangements.
Mace McGhee
Brother Mace McGhee, 87, died Monday, March 13, 2000, in Atmore.
Bro. McGhee was a resident of Poarch and was employed at Whitfield Pickiling Company.
Bro. McGhee was preceded in death by his wife, Elba Presley McGhee and a grandson, Keith Allen McGhee.
He is survived by a son, Mace McGhee and his wife, Sallie, of Bellingham, Wash.; six daughters, Hazel M. Brice, Betty Caraway and her husband, Jimmy, Clara Jones and her husband, Kenny Ray, and Kim Flowers and her husband, Jummy, all of Atmore, Evon Menzel and her husband, George, of Queencreek, Ark. and Karen Findley and her husband, Jeff, of Everett, Wash.; a sister, Ruthie Mae Rackard of Atmore; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grnadchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held thursday, March16 at 2 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fred Gibbs and Bro. Cameron Smith officiating.
Burial will be at New Home Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,
Sarah Catherine Parham
Mrs. Sarah Catherine Parham,101, resident of McDavid, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Parham was a native of Raleigh, N.C. and had been a resident of McDavid for the past 97 years. She was a member of the Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Parham is survived by a son, Jamie Neal Parham and his wife, Barbara, of Pensacola; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Burkett Parham of McDavid; a sister, Emma Lee of McDavid; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 at Atmore Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Fillingim officiating.
Burial followed in the Christian Home Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lavon Parham, Jason Parham, Ross Parham, Jeremy Ward, Dale Walker and Randy Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were F.W. Dockens, Harlie Dockens, Herman Johnson, Bobby Holland, Clark Caraway and John Johnson.
Atmore Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.