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Obituaries as published in the December 4, 2002 edition of The Atmore Advance

By Staff
Roceil Mims Taylor
November 30, 2002
Funeral services for Roceil Mims Taylor, 68 and a resident of Atmore, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, with Dr. A.L. Durant, Sr., officiating. Interment will follow at Lucious Cemetery in Atmore.
Visitation will be held from 1-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Turner Funeral Chapel. There will be a family hour that same day from 7-8 p.m.
Born in Monroe County, she was a resident of Atmore for many years. She was a member of Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Usher's Board. A private home housekeeper and housewife, she died on Nov. 30, 2002 at Atmore Community Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tillman Taylor; her parents, Robert B. and Jannie Mims; a sister, Leanner George; and two brothers, Harvey Mims and Jimmy Mims.
She is survived by a daughter, Shanda Taylor of Atmore; a son, Robert L. Taylor of Ozark, Ala.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Active and honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Henry "Hank" Rolland Talmage
December 2, 2002
Funeral services for Henry "Hank" Rolland Talmage, 77, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 from Mobile Memorial Gardens. Formerly a resident of Walnut Hill, he died on Dec. 2, 2002 in Mobile.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Lane Talmage. He is survived by his wife, Billie Talmage of Mobile; five sons, Larry (Eddie Joe) Talmage, Bobby (Pat) Talmage, Mike Nix, Joe Nix and Jimmy (Linda) Nix; three daughters, Pattie (Jerry) McVay, Barbara (Keith) Morgan and Theresa Glenos; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Curtis Roberts
November 30, 2002
Funeral services for Curtis Roberts, 68, were held on Dec. 2, 2002 at the Perdido Church of God, with Brother Harrison Steege and Brother Scott Brooks officiating. Interment followed at Serenity Gardens Cemtery.
A native of McCullough and a resident of Perdido for the past 49 years, he was an avid gardener and yard man and attended the Church of God. He died on Nov. 30, 2002 at a Mobile hospital.
He was preceded in death by a son, Hank Roberts, a grandson, Justin Hadley, and his brother, Erby Lee Roberts.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Hadley Roberts of Perdido; two sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis "Dude" and Ernestine Roberts, Jr., of Uriah, and Donald and Anna Roberts of Perdido; three daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and William Weekley of Perdido, Beverly and Craig Parker of Bay Minette and Sandra and Gilbert Hadley of Lottie; his sister, Pearlie Mae Kidd of Chunchula; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sallie Annell Watts Weaver
November 28, 2002
Funeral services for Sallie Annell Watts Weaver, 85 and a resident of Century, were held on Dec. 2, 2002 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, with Reverends Charles E. Weaver, her son, and her pastor, Shelton Kindig, officiating. Interment followed at Byrneville Methodist Cemetery.
A native of Escambia County, Fla., and a 41-year resident of Whistler, Ala., she had resided in Century for the past 19 years. She was a member of the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church, and she was a very talented craftsman, an avid gardener and a very generous person. She died on Nov. 28, 2002 after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Weaver, two grandchildren, Daniel Todd Ryan and Danah Day Ryan, two brothers, Dalton Watts and John Earl Watts, and a son-in-law, James Joseph Michael DiConcilio.
She is survived by her children, Charles E. Weaver of Biloxi, Shirley J. DiConcilio of Shalimar, Fla., Joe Ann Banks of Eight Mile, and Carolyn L. Ryan of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren, Tracy DiConcilio Canter of Tallahassee, Bryan Weaver of Springfield, Mo., Darren Weaver of Little Rock, Ark., Jason Walker Ryan of Anchorage, Alaska, and Tammy Banks Chilton of Silverhill; eight great-grandchildren, James and Russell Canter, Brandon and Dylan Chilton, Elizabeth and Natalie Weaver and Taylor and Walker Ryan; six sisters, Ila Dee White, Ruth Fore, Wynetta Bouwell, Eudith Killam, all of the Flomaton area, Evelyn Dawson and Aileen Tubb; and two brothers, Harold Watts and T. J. Watts of Gadsden.
Pallbearers were Tony Robert Fore, Darrin Weaver, Arnold Weaver, John White, Tom Canter and Steve Killam. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Rex Fore, John Dawson, Jimmy Bell and Willie Lee Davis.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Shirley Pearson
November 30, 2002
Funeral services for Clyde Shirley Pearson, 56 and a resident of Atmore, were held on Dec. 3, 2002 at Poarch Baptist Church, with Brother Leo Luker, Jr., officiating. Interment followed at Deer Range Cemetery in Repton.
Born on July 25, 1946 in Escambia County to the late Clyde and Minnie Pearson, he died on Nov. 30, 2002 at his residence. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Barney Pearson and Harvey Smith, and a sister, Lillie Dean Pearson.
He is survived by four brothers, Ray Pearson of Poarch, Roy Pearson of Foley, Marvin Smith of Mary Ester, Fla., and Douglas Smith of Atmore; and two sisters, Ethel Susie Ganey of Loxley and Carrie Smith of Dyce, Ala.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.
Josephine Watkins
November 29, 2002
Funeral services for Josephine Watkins will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Second Mount Triumph Baptist Church. She died on Nov. 29, 2002 at UAB Medical West in Bessemer. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.