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Obituaries

By Staff
Obituaries for Feb 15, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Aubrey Ray Harrell
Mr. Aubrey Ray Harrell Sr., 69, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 in Canoe.
Mr. Harrell was a native of Castleberry and lived in Canoe most of his life. He was the owner of Quality Fence Company in Canoe, a Drywall Contractor in Milton, a member and Past Master of Pace Masonic Lodge #349, a member and Past Master of Northwest Masonic Lodge #351, a member of Carney Lodge #549 of Atmore, the Scottish Rite, the Hadj Shrine and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his Father, A.T. Harrell and a son, Donald Barnes.
Mr. HArrell is survived by his wife, Sylvia Harrell of Canoe; his mother, Allie D. Harrell of Canoe; four sons, Daryl Ray Harrell of Pensacola, William Thomas Harrell of Atmore, Jeffrey Ray Harrell of Canoe and Aubrey Ray Harrell Jr. of Canoe; four daughters, Rose Marie Wise of McCullough, Susan Diane Rowell of Monroeville, Brenda Renee Harrell of Canoe, Sharon Kay Murell of Titusville, Fla.; two brothers, Henry Harrell of Milton and Marvin Harrell of Canoe; two sisters, Marie Dodson of Panama City and Patricia Smith of Sweetwater, Ala..; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and his first wife and mother of his first four children, Barbara Hardy Harrell of Pensacola.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 13, 2004 at 2p.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Smith, Mr. Ronnie Price and Mr. Kenneth Baggett officiating. Burial followed at Canoe Freewill Cemetery.
Mr. Buren Thomas Ruth
Mr. Burren Thomas (B.T.) Ruth, died Wednesday, February 11, 2003, at River Region Medical Center.
He was 86 years old. Born in Houlka, Miss., he had been a resident of Vicksburg, Miss. for 61 years.
Mr. Ruth was the son of the late A.D. and Edna Thomas Ruth. He was employed as a timber buyer at Kings Stave Company from 1944-1952 and from 1952-1970 as a mill manager and timber buyer at Vicksburg Hardwood Company. He was a member of the W.G. Paxton Masonic Lodge and served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Northside Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church a ndwas a member and deacon of Highland Baptist Church for the past 36 years.
He is survived by his 2 daughters: Dean Ruth Haven of Duncanville, Texas and Evelyn Ruth Bilbo of Atmore; 5 grandchildren: Robert Dean Havor of Duncanville, Texas, Randy DeWayne Haver of Wylie, Texas, Carol Bilbo Clark of Chattanooga, Tenn., Deborah Bilbo Chastain of Greeley, Colo and David Lanier Bilbo of Norfolk, Va.; seven great grandchildren; two sisters: Lavelle R. Haggard of Mobile and Velma R. Hooks of Louisville, Miss.: and a brother, Charles Ruth of Longview Wash. His wife, Hilda Cockrell Ruth; Daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Ruth; three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday from Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Bryan Ivey, Pastor of Highland Baptist Church, Officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetary.
Jonathan Russell White
Mr. Jonathan Russell White, age 22 of Atmore died Tuesday February 10, 2004 in Pensacola,. He was a laborer for a landscaping company He was born in Mobile on October 25, 1981 to William and Brenda Bumpers White and was a graduate of Escambia County High School.
He is survived by his father, William White, his mother, Brenda White and his sister Joanna White all of Atmore and his grandmother, Thera Mae Bumpers of Coffeeville, Ala.
Services were held Friday, February 13, 2004 at 11a.m. at First Baptist Church of Atmore. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Fueral Home, INC was charge of all arrangements.