Obituaries from March 19, 2000
Clarence Kenneth Godwin
Mr. Clarence Kenneth Godwin, 62, of Pensacola, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000. He was an employee of Arizona Chemicals as a master mechanic.
Mr. Godwin is survived by his wife, Eloise Rachel Godwin of Pensacola; two brothers, Douglas Godwin of Atmore, and William Godwin of Little River; two sisters, Ellon Lowery of Atmore and Judy Godwin of Bratt.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with Army Chaplain Captain Terry Jarvis and Rev. Paul Campbell officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were James Pittman, Artis Steele, David Jones, Jerald Jones, Dewayne Slate, and Michael Godwin.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of directing.
Georgia Mae Matthews
Mrs. Georgia Mae Matthews, 76, of Atmore, died March 19, 2000, in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Matthews was a native of Coy (Wilcox County), Ala. She attended school in Wilcox County and was a homemaker. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and served as a missionary worker.
Mrs. Matthews was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Charlotte Henry.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Matthews of Atmore; five daughters, Leola M. Brazzell of Houston, Texas, Cora Matthews and Charlotte Matthews, both of Atmore, Mary Roberson and her husband Marcell of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Karen Orange and her husband Marion of Talladega, Ala; one step-daughter, Willie Lee Matthews Williams of Mobile; two sons, Clarence Matthews and his wife Lucille of Atmore, and Cary Matthews and his wife Clara of Brewton; one step-son, Robert Matthews of Mobile; one brother, Van Dortch of Pensacola; 33 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 1 p.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with Rev. Samuel Kim-brough and Rev. Joseph Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Stallworth Cemetery.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Raymond E. Smith
Mr. Raymond E. Smith, 60, born in Bratt, and lifelong resident of Atmore, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000.
He was the son of the late Aubrey and Emily Smith. He was employed by Warrior and Gulf Navigation as a tug boat pilot.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mary L. Smith of Atmore; a son, Richard S. Smith of Atmore; a daughter, Raeleen Smith of Atmore; two grandchildren, Shayna Hailee Smith and James Duval; a brother, James A. Smith of Stockton; six sisters, Ruth Sharpless of Walnut Hill, Judith Nelson and Emily Boler of Pensacola, Faye Blair of Atmore, Rita Horlacher of Mt. Holly, N.J., Jean Smith of Atmore and the late Mary A. Smith also from Atmore; and several nieces and nephews.
Christian services were officiated by Pastor Earl Harrison from the Church of the Living God. Funeral services were held Friday, March 17, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Godwin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roy Rowley, Steve Carpenter, Wayne Johnson, Dan Rhodes, Willie Rockwell and Gary Pennington.
Atmore Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Mamie Williams, 99, of Atmore, died Friday, March 24, 2000 at the Atmore Nursing Care Center.
Funeral services and survivors will be announced at a later date by Turner Funeral Chapel.