June 12, 2003
Evangelist Rosa Nell Quarker-Maryland
Evangelist Rosa Nell Quarker-Maryland, 61, of Atmore, died June 12 at D.W. McMillan Hospital in Brewton. She was a native of Atmore and lived in Los Angeles, Calif. for over 30 years before returning to Atmore in 1991. She was a member of Abundant Life Church of Deliverance and was an associate minister. She graduated from Escambia County Training School in 1959 and worked as a hairdresser/cosmetologist for most of her life.
Evangelist Quarker-Maryland was preceded in death by her father, Shelley Lee Quarker, and husband, Napoleon Maryland.
She is survived by three daughters, Vanessa Thames-Hunter and husband Henry and Vickie Maryland-Allen and husband Columbus, all of Los-Angeles, Calif., and Keccia Maryland-McCloud and husband Risheid of Atmore; her mother, Annie Bell Quarker of Atmore; six sisters, Marcetta and husband Eddie McCreary and Thelma and husband Silas Boykin, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mary and husband Bishop Purvis McMillan and Flora Crawley, all of Atmore, Emma Lancaster of Brewton, and Rosie Lee Sharp of Mobile; three brothers, William and wife Ella Mae Quarker of Los Angeles, Calif., Roy and wife Lynn Quarker, and Kenneth Quarker, all of Atmore; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at Mt. Gillead Baptist Church in Freemanville with Pastor Carolyn Banks of Abundant Life Church of Deliverance officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were friends of the family. Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Ethel Fore
June 19, 2003
Mrs. Mary Ethel Fore, 89, of Atmore, died Thursday. She was a native of Paxton, a former resident of Evergreen, and had lived in Atmore since 1965. She was the owner/operator of the City Cafe &Sweet Shop in Evergreen and attended Brooks Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Fore, and a great-granddaughter, Brandy Lynn Sager.
She is survived by her son, Walter R. "Bobby" of Atmore; three daughters, Elizabeth Fore Caylor and husband George L. of Atmore, Carolyn Black of Mobile, and Linda Trawick and husband Bobby R. of Chickasaw; a half-sister, Voncile Crader of Baton Rouge, La.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mike Grindle officiating.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.