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The following obituaries were published in the March 9, 2003 edition of the Atmore Advance

By Staff
Obituaries
Laura Knowles
March 6, 2003
Graveside services for Laura Knowles, 85 and a former resident of Atmore, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Mike Grindle officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home today.
A native of Coffee County and the daughter of the late Wilbur H. and Cora Baston Shepherd, Knowles was a member of Brooks memorial Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a hairdresser and owner/operator of Laura's Beauty Salon in Atmore.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Knowles, one brother, Harvey Shepherd, and one sister, Carrie Jacobs.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Murray Butler, of Johnson City, Tenn.; three grandchildren: Rachel Smithwick, of Mexia, Ala., Melissa Hanley, of Lakeland, Fla., and Ashley Garber, of Jonesborough, Tenn.; four sisters, Leone Braaksma, of St. Petersburg, Mattie Schmidt, of Columbia, S.C., Ann Combs, of Macclenny, Fla., and Madge Brooks, of Pensacola; and seven great-grandchildren.
Atmore memorial Chapel Funeral Home, LLC. is in charge of all arrangements.
Menno Koehn
March 4, 2003
Funeral services for Menno Koehn, 82, were held on Friday, March 7, 2003 at Grace Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church in Halstead, Kan. Interment followed at Halstead Cemetery in Halstead, Kan.
Born on Jan. 19, 1921 in Halstead, he was the son of Jacob Tobias and Nettie (Unruh) Koehn. He was a farmer and feed delivery truck driver for Farmers Co-Op in Halstead and was a member of Grace Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church. He died on March 4, 2003 at Moundridge Manor in Moundridge, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Otis, Lucas and Noah Koehn; and a sister, Ada Nightingale.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edna Marie Buller of Halstead; a son, Victor Koehn of Kutztown, Pa.; a daughter, Shirley Unruh of Walnut Hill, Fla.; two brothers, Allen and Harley Koehn, both of Halstead; two sisters, Eileen Dyck of DeRidder, La., and Vera Schmidt of Dumas, Ark.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Moundridge Manor, c/o Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, Kan.
Kaufman Funeral Home of Halstead, Kan., was in charge of arrangements.
Eunice Unabee Free
March 5, 2003
Funeral services for Eunice Unabee Free, 81 and a resident of Davisville, were held on Friday, March 7, 2003 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Dove officiating. Interment followed at Pinebarren Cemetery.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 188 and attended the Pinebarren Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin W. Free.
She is survived by her son, Marvin Larry Free, of Davisville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Bobby Nall, of Brewton and Carolyn and Jim Allen, of Mobile; a brother, Dewitt Dove, of Davisville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Free, Ritchie House, Cody Nall, Jed House, Gregory Free, Jack Beck, Bobby Nall, Jim Allen, and Larry Wayne Free.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Carlton Hayward Nye
March 3, 2003
Funeral services for Carlton Hayward Nye, 62 and a resident of Stockton, were held on Friday, March 7, 2003, at Triumph Holiness Church in Stockton with the Minister Perry Nye officiating. Interment followed at Robinson Cemetery in Stockton.
A mechanic technician by trade, Nye was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Nye.
He is survived by his wife Janice M. Nye, of Stockton; two daughters, Kierra Nye, of Stockton and Kendra Porter, of Mobile; five sons, Elskin Nye, Carlton Nakia Nye, Derrick Nye, and Karlos Nye, all of Stockton, and Vincent Nye, of Mobile; one god-daughter, Leilani Williams, of Stockton; two sisters, Ethel Baker and Rosetta Crawford; two brothers, Hazel Nye and Ferry Nye; and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were friends and family members.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Troy Alexander Harris
March 3, 2003
Funeral services for Troy Alexander Harris, 20 and a resident of Atmore, were held on Friday, March 7, 2003, at Mt. Gillead Baptist Church with the Minister Maurice Etheridge officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.
A native of Bay Minette, a graduate of Escambia County High School and a homemaker, Harris was preceded in death by his mother, Dianna Harris; father, James Russell, Jr.; sister, Teresa Russell; grandmother Blanchet Lambert; and grandparents, James and Mary Ellen Russel Sr.
He is survived by his daughter, Alexander Saliar, of Atmore; four sisters, Carolyn Russell, Mary Margaret Russell, Jennifer Russell, and Shantell Russell, all of Atmore; three brothers, Zackery Harris, DeWayne Russell, both of Atmore; and James Russell Jr., of St. Paul, Minn.; and his grandfather, Elbert Lambert, of Atmore.
Pallbearers were friends and family members.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.