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Melville Hinton Latham

By Staff
Dec. 15, 2003
Mrs. Melville Hinton Latham, 72, died Monday at her home in Atmore. She was a homemaker, born in Tanner Williams Oct. 16, 1931 to the late Mack Crawford and Roxie Joyner Hinton.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Palmer C. Latham, and a son, Rusty Latham. She is survived by three sisters, Lenora Luker of Saraland, Agnes Buchanan of Baker, Fla., and Ruth Webb of Milton, Fla.
All arrangements by Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Virgie Mae Cumbie
Dec. 16, 2003
Mrs. Virgie Mae Cumbie, 81, of Atmore died Tuesday at her home. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills as a machine operator. She was born May 19, 1922 in Chilton County to the late Dr. Lee and Charlie Mae Williamson Ellison.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Cumbie and a granddaughter, Melissa K. Burkett.
She is survived by one son, Curtis James Peacock and wife Betty of Grand Bay; three daughters, Carolyn Rider, Linda Williams and Sue McClendon and husband Tom, all of Atmore; two brothers, Leon Ellison of Rockford and Earl Ellison of Clanton; one sister, Minnie L. Miller of Atmore; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and special friends Mary and Macy Smith and Christopher Bubba Powell all of Atmore. Services were held Friday from Johnson Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Buddy Williams officiating. Burial followed at Serenity Gardens. All arrangements by Johnson Quimby Funeral Home.
Gussie Mae Lavendar
Dec. 16, 2003
Mrs. Gussie Mae Lavendar, 86, died Tuesday at Atmore Nursing Care Center. She was a native of Butler County and a resident of Atmore for many years.
She was a member of Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church and a member of the nursing guild. She worked as a housekeeper. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix Gandy and Mary Blankenship. She is survived by three daughters, Ruby Nell White and husband Robert, Bessie Mae Tanner and husband Shoemore, and Mary Ann Davis and husband Davis, all of Atmore; two sons, Fred Gandy and wife Delois, and James Williams, all of Atmore; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Hawthorne officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were friends and family members.
All arrangements by Turner Funeral Chapel.
Charlotte Mae Pickens
Dec. 16, 2003
Mrs. Charlotte Mae Pickens, 74, died Tuesday at her home. A native of Camden, she had lived in Atmore many years. She was a mother of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Atmore. She was a domestic homemaker, and was preceded in death by her husband Nathaniel Pickens and grandsons Joe and Robert Ramssey.
She is survived by five daughters, Lillie Patterson of Winter Haven, Fla.; Annie P. Williams of Camden; Pearl A. Brown and husband Willie, Sheila Walker and husband Isaac, and Shirley Boggan and husband Abel, all of Atmore. Also survived by two sons, pastor Charlie Etheridge and wife Jackie, of Atmore and Theron Stallworth and wife Shannon of Huntsville, one stepdaughter, Wanda Jean Gulley and husband John of Repton, two stepsons, George Adams of Washington, D.C. and Warb Morris and wife Liza of Mobile, 35 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Bishop Charlie Etheridge officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were family and friends.
All arrangements by Turner Funeral Chapel