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Obituaries published in the March 2, 2003 issue of The Atmore Advance

By Staff
Mary Jenkins-Davis
February 24, 2003
Funeral services for Mary Jenkins-Davis, 52 and a resident of Atmore, were held on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with Dr. A.L. Durant, Sr. officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.
A native of Castleberry, Davis was a member of Mt. Triumph Baptist Church and a member of the Deaconess Board. She graduated from Escambia Co. Training School in 1969. She was a housewife and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Matthew Jenkins.
She is survived by her husband, Abraham Davis, Jr., of Atmore; one daughter, Angelia (Gabriel) Jackson, of Atmore; one son, Jeffery Jenkins, of Atmore; one step-daughter, Evelyn (Jerry) Riley, of Frisco City; her mother, Emma Lou Jenkins, of Atmore; four sisters, Shirley Jenkins, Emma Moore, Dianne Jenkins, and Barbara (Hubert) Jackson, all of Atmore; one brother, Bobby Ray Jenkins, of Atmore; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were deacons and friends of the family.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Mary Hines-Burston
February 25, 2003
Funeral services for Mary Hines-Burston, 62 and a resident of Atmore, were held on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at Jones Street Holiness Church with the Pastor Bishop Willie L. Williams officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.
A native of Davisville, She worked in housekeeping for Greenlawn Hospital (now known as Atmore Community Hospital) and was a homemaker. She graduated from Escambia Co. Training School in 1959.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Burston, Sr., and her father and mother, Johnny and Lillie Mae Hines.
She is survived by two daughters, Amyrillia "Rita" (Tony) Flavors, of Pensacola and Vanessa (Angelo) Rothchild, of Atmore; one son, Arthur Lee (Marilyn) Burston, Jr., of Atmore; five sisters, Deloise (Eloise) Johnson, of Newark, N.J., Barbara (Willie M.) Dortch, Betty Hines, and Wanda (Johnny Ray) Scott, all of Atmore, Blanche Rivers of Boston, Mass., and Ella Mae (Willie A.) Dortch, of Evergreen; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were friends of the family.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Patrick Carlos Anderson
February 21, 2003
Funeral services for Patrick Carlos Anderson, 53 and a resident of Columbus, Ga., were held on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at Greater Saint John Baptist Church in Stockton, Ala. Anderson was a native of Stockton. Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Floyd Edward
"Smitty" Smith
February 27, 2003
Funeral services for Floyd Edward "Smitty" Smith, 81 and a resident of Atmore, were held on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Brown officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Smith was a native of Brewton and a veteran of WWII. He was the owner/operator of Mom and Pop's Service Station and attended the Zion Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman M. Smith, and two sisters, Thelma Thompson and Florence Hurst.
Smith is survived by his friends, George and Elaine Rogers, of Frisco City; five sons, Wayne Smith, William O. Smith, Gary P. Smith, Kenneth E. Smith and Jeffery C. Smith, all of California; his daughter, Linda Smith, of Mobile; two sisters, Montez McMaster and Flora Warren, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; several grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Eula Mae Blanton
February 25, 2003
Funeral services for Eula Mae Blanton, 88 and a resident of Bratt, were held Friday, February 28, 2003 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Collins officiating. Interment followed at Godwin Cemetery.
Blanton had been a native of Monroeville and was known for loving and caring for others. She attended the Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Blanton Davis and Geneva Blanton Dezenzio, both of Pensacola; a number of nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were Steve Davis, Eugene Davis, Keith Applegate, Jay Cook, Joe Tibbles and Terry Blanton. Honorary pallbearer was Dale Norris.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Joseph G. Cox
February 26, 2003
Funeral services for Joseph G. Cox, 77 and a resident of Cottage Hill, were held on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at Bay Springs Full Gospel Church with Rev. Al Bethea and Bro. Charles Golden officiating. Interment followed at Bay Springs Full Gospel Cemetery in Bay Springs.
Cox was a native of Bolling, Ala., and a veteran of WWII. He was an insurance salesman for 35 years and retired from his own business, Cox Supply, in 1996. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pearl McClamey Cox; one son, Joseph G. Cox Jr., of New Mexico; five brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ada Mae Cox; three sons, Steve (Jamie) Cox, Wesley (Shigeko) Bethea, and Richard (Monettie) Bethea; four daughters, Susie Shields, Lisa Shaw, Wanda Schachle and Carol Cox; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Cox, of New Mexico; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and special friends.
Pallbearers were the grandson's and special friends. Atmore memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Maggie L. Byrd
February 25, 2003
Funeral services for Maggie L. Byrd, 99 and a resident of Atmore, were held on Thursday, February 27, 2003 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Rev. Marcus Caraway officiating. Interment followed at Godwin Cemetery.
Byrd was born to Wesley and Julia Soloman Wright of Monroe County on January 30, 1904. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Bratt First Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Gladyn L. (Margie) Byrd, of Lakeland, Fla.; one daughter, Carolyn (Romeo) Coleman, of Atmore; one brother, Cecil Wright, of Fairhope; one sister, Inez Lewis, of Vicksburg, Miss.; sixteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.