The following obituaries were printed in the April 6, 2003 edition of the Atmore Advance.
Published 3:11 am Saturday, April 5, 2003
Karl Leon Esneul
April 2, 2003
Funeral services for Karl Leon Esneul, 39 and a resident of Walnut Hill, will be held today, April 6, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, with Dr. Doug Newton officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends today, April 6, 2003, from 1:30 p.m. until service time at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Born in Mobile on Jan. 16, 1964 to Leon Esneul and Annie Jo Rouse Esneul, he died on April 2, 2003 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his mother, Annie Jo Rouse Esneul.
He is survived by his father, Leon Esneul of Walnut Hill; a son, Daniel Leon Esneul of Lynn Haven, Fla.; and a brother, Michael Thomas Esneul of Navarre, Fla.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of all arrangements.
Mary Alice Maye
April 4, 2003
Mary Alice Maye, 72 and a resident of Atmore, died on April 4, 2003 at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are to be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.
Johnny L. Rudolph
March 28, 2003
Funeral services for Johnny L. Rudolph, 56 and a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., were held on April 5, 2003 at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, with Bishop Willie L. Williams, pastor of Jones Street Holiness Church, officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore.
A native of Atmore, he had been a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., for many years. He was a member of Murph Chapel Church in West Covina, Calif., where he served as a trustee, joined the choir and was elected president. He was a Master Mason and member of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 7 in San Bernadino, Calif. In 1967, he joined the U.S. Marines and served in the Vietnam War.
In 1980, he opened his own independent agency with Farmer's Insurance in West Covina, Calif. He was a member of the Escambia County Training School's graduating class of 1965. He died on March 28, 2003 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Y. Rudolph of California; a son, J. Anthony Martin Rudolph of California; two daughters, Lacontis (William) Flavors and Kesah R. McDonald, both of California; his parents, Rev. Rufus and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Rudolph of Atmore; two sisters, Ruthie (Thomas) Adams of Pensacola and Phyllis Sims of Huntsville; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were friends and family members.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Aubrey Roberts, Jr.
March 30, 2003
Funeral services for Mr. Aubrey Roberts, Jr., 56, were held on April 5, 2003 at Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church in Century, with Rev. Leonard Watson officiating. Interment followed at Century Cemetery.
He was born on August 2, 1946, in Century, FL to the late Ms. Brownie Lett. He died on March 30, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Brownie Lett; one sister, Mattie Flavor; and two brothers, John Lett, Sr. and Barnail Lett.
He is survived by three sons, Aubrey Phifer and wife Christal, Angelo Phifer, and Travis Scott, all of Century; two sisters, Marie Goldsmith and husband Robert of Los Angeles, Calif., and Non Williams and husband Willie of Century; three brothers, Willie Lett and wife Sara of Moss Point, Miss., Alexander Lett and wife Sandra of Century, and Leonard McMillian and wife Jean of Toledo, Ohio; one granddaughter, Tiara Davidson; one grandson; Danyell Burts; two special friends, Willie Owens and Walker; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Georgene Lee Johnson
March 31, 2003
Funeral services for Georgene Lee Johnson, 72, were held on April 2, 2003 at the First Assembly of God Church, with Brother Don Davis officiating. Interment followed at Canoe Freewill Cemetery.
Born in Escambia County, Ala., on Sept. 13, 1930 to the late Allen and Clara Findley Lee, she was a resident of Atmore and was retired from Winn Dixie, where she worked as a deli clerk. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Atmore. She died on March 31, 2003 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Douglas Johnson. She is survived by three sons and their spouses, Jack A. and Denise Johnson of Mobile, Buster L. and Brook Johnson of Atlanta, Ga., and Ed and Sondra Johnson of Spanish Fort; a daughter and her husband, Jeanne R. and Frankie Baggett of Atmore; a sister, Mary Gibbs of Atmore; nine grandchildren, Bekcy Bryant, Jason Baggett, Douglas Baggett, Neely Martin, Kyle Johnson, Russ Johnson, Julie Johnson, Everette Brown and Jacob Thomas; and six great-grandchildren.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of all arrangements.
Jewel Clark Littleton
April 1, 2003
Graveside services for Jewel Clark Littleton, 90, were held on April 4, 2003 at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Brother Kelly Brown officiating.
Born in Thomasville, Ga., to the late Andrew Bronson and Jessie Hancock Clark, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Atmore. She died on April 1, 2003 in South Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd B. Littleton, Sr.; a daughter, Ann L. Bellos; a son, Floyd B. Littleton, Jr.; two brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Deloris Littleton of Simponsville, S.C.; two grandsons of their wives, Lloyd and Karla Littleton and Todd and Lisa Littleton; five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Haley, Carmen, Wesley, and Anna Grace Littleton; and two brothers, Lewis Clark and Johnny Clark, both of Thomasville, Ga.
Memorials may be made to Greenville County Cancer Society, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Bertha Inez Drew
April 2, 2003
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Inez Drew, 82, of Atmore, were held on April 3, 2003 at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Aldridge officiating. Interment followed at McCullough Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Drew of Atmore; two sons, Lonnie Drew of Birmingham and Steve Drew and wife Felecia of Brewton; one sister, Estelle Aldridge; two grandchildren, Michael Drew and Jonathan Drew; and one great-grandchild, Victoria Drew.
Atmore Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.