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Obituaries published in the February 5, 2003 issue of The Atmore Advance

By Staff
James Charles
"J.C." Creamer
February 3, 2003
Funeral services for James Charles "J.C." Creamer, 77 and a resident of Milton, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Patterson and Rev. Jeff Howard officiating. Internment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.
A native of Cottage Hill and a resident of Flomaton and Century for most of his life, and a resident of Milton for the past few months, Creamer was a member of the Century Masonic Lodge #213 and attended Little Escambia Baptist Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ann Ard of Chumuckla and Linda G. Turner of Century; a sister, Mary Baxter of Pensacola; and a granddaughter, Tammy Hawkins. Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Eddie "Pop" Staff
February 2, 2003
Funeral mass for Eddie "Pop" Staff, 98 and a resident of Atmore, was held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 at St. Robert's Catholic Church with Father Cecil Spotswood officiating and Eastside Chapel Funeral Home Directing. Internment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
A native of Crown Point, Ind. and a resident of Atmore for the past 70 years, Staff was an avid wood worker, boatsman and fisherman. He was founder and owner of Staff Chevrolet/Oldsmobile, co-founder of Atmore Chamber of Commerce and Vanity Fair. He supported many local sports programs and attended St. Robert's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Edmund A. Staff, Jr., and a great-grandson, Aaron Adam Staff.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Nell Yearwood Staff of Atmore; three sons, Bill (Ann) Staff, Jim (Myrtle) Staff and Chipper (Wanda) Staff, all of Atmore; two daughters, Susan Staff and Johnnie Calvert of Haleyville, Ala., and Catherine Staff and Dale Tims of Atmore; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his grandsons: Ed Staff, III, Bill Staff, Jr., Steve Staff, David Staff, Speer Staff, John Calvert and Petty Officer Byron Tims.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Harvey Henry Odom
January 30, 2002
Funeral services for Harvey Henry Odom, 52, were held on Feb. 2, 2003 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
A native of New Orleans and a resident of Century for the past 34 years, he was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and a retired employee from the Naval Air Station of Pensacola. He attended the Baptist Church and died on Jan. 30, 2003 at a Florida hospital.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harvery A. Odom, and a brother, Paul Schmolke.
He is survived by his mother, Justine Odom of Century; four brothers, Carl Schmolke of Breaux Bridge, La., David Calvin Odom, Marvin John Odom and J.P. Odom, all of Century; three sisters, Lois Burkett of Flomaton, Pearl Macks and Rose Wilson, both of Century; three special friends, Big R. and Dot Robinson of Flomaton and Little Linda Black of Bratt; 14 nieces and nephews and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Idell F. Black
January 31, 2003
Funeral services for Idell F. Black, 95 and a resident of McDavid, were held on Feb. 3, 2003 at Ray's Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Dexter Truesdell and Rev. Fil Enfinger officiating. Interment followed in the Ray's Chapel Cemetery.
A native and lifelong resident of McDavid, she was a member of the Ray's Chapel Baptist Church. She died on Jan. 31, 2003 at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert Black, Sr., and a son, Ruper Black, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Christine and Raymon Truesdell and Joan and Ed Brooks, all of McDavid; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruby Entrekin of Pensacola; a special niece and her husband, Clarine and Paul Gafford of Cantonment; and many other nieces, nephews and foster children.
Pallbearers were Scott Capps, Brad Brooks, Johnny Brooks, Rob Castillow, Travis Truesdell and Nathan Truesdell. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Fehl, Elwin Gafford, John Chavers, H.O. Grantham, Ernest Gilmore, Bubba Thomas and Neil Gafford.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.