Obituaries as published in the January 5, 2003 edition of The Atmore Advance.
Eulene W. Cargill
January 1, 2003
Funeral services for Eulene W. Cargill, 90, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kelly Brown officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Cargill was born in Baldwin County on Jan. 25, 1912 to the late John B. and Annie Belle Bryars Weekley. She was retired from the State of Alabama as a public nurse R.N.
She is preceded in death by her husbands William Cargill and Bill Williams, and one daughter, Mary Ellen Paulos.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law John W. and Judith Williams of Talking Rock, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Sarah Raley and her husband Carl of Gulf Shores, Marsha Pollette and her husband, Francis of Covington, La.; one brother, Norman Weekley of Coosada, Ala.; one sister, Corrie Belle Valine of Mobile; five grandchildren: Sean Williams, Thomas Paulos, Stuart Williams, Kevin Hicks, and Lynn Davis.
Active pallbearers were Hashew Middleton, Charles Lowery, James Norris, Dickie Dickerson, Bill Fessel, and John Garrard. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sunshine Sunday School Class. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Kenneth Ray Ashcraft
December 30, 2002
Funeral services for Kenneth Ray Ashcraft, 70 and resident of Atmore, were held Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Leo Kent officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
A native and lifetime resident of Atmore, Ashcraft attended the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, W.J. Ashcraft and Mazell Wooten Ashcraft and a brother, Charlie Ashcraft.
He is survived by his daughter, Shelia Ashcraft of Atmore; two brothers, Harvey Ashcraft and J.D. Ashcraft, both of Atmore; and special friends to him, Cindy Diamond of Atmore and Voncile Peters of Uriah.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Ashcraft, Jimbo Ashcraft, Tony Wooten, Johnny Buckhault, Mark Peacock and Michael Pennington. Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Leola L. Bethea
December 31, 2002
Funeral services for Leola L. Bethea, 95 and a resident of Bay Minette, were held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.P. Lambert officiating. Interment followed at Canoe Freewill Cemetery.
Bethea was a homemaker, born in Canoe on Oct. 21, 1907 to the late Charlie C. and Lillian Ballard Lee.
She is survived by three sisters, Myrtle Robinson, Annie Knowles and Charlie Lee, all of Bay Minette; many neices and nephews, including great-neices and nephews and great-great-neices and nephews. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Sam B. Sheffield
December 30, 2002
Graveside services for Sam. B. Sheffield, 96 and a resident of McDavid, were held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 at Ray's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. James Hughes officiating and Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing.
A native of Alabama and a resident of McDavid for the past 84 years, Sheffield was a retired employee of the Corp of Engineers after 44 years and attended the Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Sheffield; a son, Sam. B. Sheffield, Jr.; and two daughters, Lois Malone and Alma Faye McKinley.
He is survived by his wife, Flora Sheffield of McDavid; a son, John Sheffield of Greenwood, S.C.; two stepsons, Charles Hopkins of McDavid and John Hopkins of Contonment; two daughters, Teresa Welch of McDavid and Carolyn Milligan of Cantonment; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great -grandchildren. Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Philip Michael "Mike" Bell, Sr.
January 1, 2003
Funeral services for Philip Michael "Mike" Bell, Sr., 52 and a resident of Century, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Stokes officiating. Burial followed at Hollywood Cemetery.
Bell had been a native of Flomaton and was an employee of International Paper Company for the past 32 years. He attended the Protestant Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Gashet Bell.
He is survived by his mother, Genevieve Bell of Century; his girlfriend, Jean Stokes of Century; his son, Philip Michael Bell, Jr., of Pensacola; his daughter, Anna Michele Bell of Pensacola; a sister, Becky Bell of Flomaton; and four grandchildren: Devin Clinton Bell, Brendan Christian Bell, Philip "Trey" Bell, III, and Madicyn Gashet Bell.
Pallbearers were Jim Hual, Joe Greer, Richard Rathsack, Terry Elkins, Daryl Fore and Tommy Steeley. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Powell, Frankie McGill, Russell Hall, Jerry Music and Lee Schrader. Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
John "Johnnie" Hall Jr.
December 30, 2002
Funeral services for John "Johnnie" Hall Jr., 72 and a resident of Atmore, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the Lighthouse Apostolic Holiness Church with Bishop Robert Grissett officiating. Burial followed at Lucious Cemetery.
A laborer with Central Farm Supply, Hall was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mattie Hall.
He is survived by his wife, Magaline Hall of Atmore; his daughter, Joyce (Robert) Anderson of Detroit, Mich.; his son, John "Johnnie" Hall, II, of Detroit, Mich.; his sister, Carrie Bell Watson of Atmore; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.