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Obituaries as published in the December 25, 2002 edition of The Atmore Advance

By Staff
Irvin Mitchell
December 23, 2002
Funeral services for Irvin Mitchell, 89, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Pugh's Chapel Assembly of God, with Rev. Don Ptomey officiating. Interment will follow at Pugh's Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12-2:30 p.m. at the Pugh's Chapel Assembly of God.
A native of Robertsdale and a former resident of Abbeville and Molnie, he had been a resident of Flomaton for the past three yeras. He attended the Pugh's Chapel Assembly of God. He died on Dec. 23, 2002 in Century.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; a son, Eugene; a daughter, Phyllis; a grandson, Kenneth; two sons-in-law, three sisters and a brother.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Morrell Mitchell of Pensacola; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Marie and John Baldwin of Flomaton; a sister, Rentha McGhee of Atmore; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Nathaniel
Beasley
December 20, 2002
Funeral services for Joseph Nathaniel Beasley, 85, were held on Dec. 23, 2002 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Howard officiating. Interment followed at Flomaton Cemetery.
A native of Santa Rosa County and a former resident of Jay, he had lived in Crestview for the past 18 months. He was retired from the U.S. Army, had been a Merchant Seaman for 10 years and attended the Baptist Church. He died on Dec. 20, 2002 in Flomaton.
He is by his sister, Esther Randy Creamer of Flomaton; and his nephew, Charles Reardon and his wife, Nina, of Flomaton.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in the charge of arrangements.
Leslie Bryars
December 22, 2002
Funeral services for Leslie Bryars, 83 and a resident of Perdido, were held on Dec. 23, 2002 in the Atmore Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Scott Brook, Rev. Lester Vick and Sister Thursia Long officiating. Interment followed in the Bryars-McGill Cemetery.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he attended the Church of God. He died on Dec. 22, 2002 at South Baldwin County Regional Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Bryars; three sons, Mason Bryars and Ronnie Bryars of Perdido and Hubert Lee Bryars of Atmore; four daughters, Barbara Ann Davis, Judy Welch and Paulette Bass, all of Bay Minette, and Mazie Thompson of Houston, Texas; four stepsons, Randy Jay of Monroeville, Ronnie Jay of Frost Proof, Fla., and Roger and Robin Jay, both of Atmore; two stepdaughters, Linda Johnson of Atmore and Charlene Pugh of Poarch; a brother, J.T. Bryars of Atapulgus, Ga.; two sisters, Jessie Turner of Milton and Melba Salter of Marlo, Ala.; 34 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Asher
Lambert
December 19, 2002
Funeral services for Samuel Asher Lambert, infant, were held Sunday, Dec. 22, at McCullough Cemetery with Rev. Richard Daniels officiating.
Samuel is survived by his parents, Jen and Amanda Lambert of Canoe, his grandparents, Buddy and Sandra Lambert of Nokomis, FL, Robert Wiley Farrar, Sr. of Canoe, and Teresa Mothershed of Atmore; his great-grandparents, Edna Earl Lambert of Nokomis, FL, Frank H. Williams of Nokomis, AL, Joyce Brown of Atmore, and Glen Presley of Atmore.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Willie Fred Thames
December 17, 2002
Funeral services for Willie Fred Thames, 54, were held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002 at Mt. Gillead Baptist Church with Rev. Alphonzia Williams, Sr. officiating.
Mr. Thames was born on June 16, 1948 to Joseph Thames, Sr. and the late Annie Ruth Thames. He was a graduate of Escambia County Training School, served two years in the U.S. Army, and was a member of Mt. Gillead Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, Fredrick Hutcherson of New York; three daughters, Yolanda Cuff and Kyshia Jones of Michigan and Lawanda Young of Maryland; nine grandchildren; his brothers, Ernest Thames and Malachi Thames of Baltimore, MD, Rufus Thames of Brewton, AL; his sisters, Fannie Jobe, Gertrude Davis, and Esther Church of Nashville, TN, and Olivette Williams of Atmore; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.