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Obituaries from May 14, 2000

By Staff
Cleve "Pa" Williams
Mr. Cleve "Pa" Williams, 89, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000.
Mr. Williams was born in Finchberg, Ala. and was a lifelong resident of Freemanville.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Paulette Robinson, two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Kittie L. Williams, five daughters, Helen Johnson and her husband, Frank, Odessa Williams, Bertha Lawson and her husband Charles, all of Atmore, Minnie W. Hartman of Montgomery and Kitty D. Archie and her husband, Michael, of Birmingham; three sons, Harold Williams and his wife, Mary, of Atmore and Theodia Williams and his wife, Brenda and Cleve Williams Jr. and his wife Ruthie, all of Birmingham; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Gillead Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfonzia Williams Sr. officiating.
Active pall bearers were grandsons and great-grandsons. Flower bearers were friends of the family.
Burial was at Stallworth Cemetery.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Major Herman D. Johnson
Major Herman D. Johnson, 66, of Purdue Road in McDavid, Fla., died Wednesday, May 10, 2000 in a Pensacola hospital after an extended illness.
He was a native of Atmore and resident of McDavid for the past 21 years.
He taught Sunday school and was treasurer of the Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church. He was a retired U.S. Army Major after 26 1/2 years of service, a member of the AEC Escambia River Electric Co-op, Bratt-Davisville Water System, a substitute teacher for the Escambia Florida School Board and he taught Bible classes at the Rotary Village.
He is survived by his wife, Johnie Johnson of McDavid; one son, John D. Johnson of Oak Grove; two daughters, Becky Strobaugh of McDavid and Betsy Johnson of Pensacola; two brothers, Louie Edward Johnson of Columbus, Ga. and Rayford J. Johnson of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Pearl Brown of Pensacola, Fla., and Joyce Ann Shields of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren and three brothers-in-law.
Visitation was held Saturday, May 13, 2000 at Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. R.C. Wiggins and Rev. John Fillingem officiating. Internment will follow in the Christian Home Cemetery with full military honors and honorary pallbearers which include the EREC and members of the church. Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton is handling the arrangements.
Mazie Evelyn Godwin
Miss Mazie Evelyn Godwin, 88, of Davisville died Thursday, May 11, 2000 in a Pensacola Hospital
Miss Godwin was a lifetime member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Miss Godwin was proceeded in death by her parents, Clem and Allie Mae Lambert Godwin; five brothers, Wilburn Godwin, Sellers Godwin, Vonzie Godwin, Harvey Godwin and Clifton Godwin and one sister, Vechie Davis.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Ruth T. Godwin of Davisville, Willie Mae Godwin of Gulf Shores and Amanda Godwin of Pensacola. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 3 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Gilley, officiating. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of West Florida Amy Godwin Memorial Fund.
George Henry Dubose
George Henry Dubose, son of the late Burley and Mary Dubose, died, Monday, May 8, 2000.
He moved to Century with his family in 1958.
He was survived by his wife of 47 years, Maxine Henderson Dubose; seven children, Vernita Hartley and her husband Floyd of Prince George, Va., Sabrina Ivory and her husband Eugene of Boston, Mass., Juilette Dubose, Kassedra Dubose, George Dubose, Jr. and Don D. Dubose, all of Century and Kassandra Dubose of Pensacola; five sisters, Mildred Power and her husband Caudell of Philadelphia, Penn., Carrie Williams and her husband Arthur of Chicago, Ill., Ada Simpson and her husband Fred and Rosie Charlie Simpson, all of Century and Bertha Williams of Smithfield, N.C.; five brothers, Charlie Lee Dubose of Century, Nobbie Dubose, James Dubose, Arthur Dubose, all of Smithfield, N.C. and Sylvester Dubose of Monroeville; seventeen grandchildren, a mother-in-law, Mrs. Savannah Henderson; five aunts, Mrs. Ruby Riggs of Monroeville, Mrs. Annie Bell John Bork Gane of Hilbert, Ala., Mrs. Carrie Brooks of Amityville, N.Y., Mrs. Juliette Brooks of Richmond, Va. and Mrs. Geraldine Brooks of Chicago, Ill.