Published 4:43 pm Thursday, March 11, 2004

By Staff
Obituaries for March 10, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Dorothy Lousie Hobbs Arrant
Dorothy Lousie Hobbs Arrant, 78, born in Robinsonville and a resident of Bay Minette, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at her residence.
Mrs. Arrant was a cafeteria worker at Bay Minette Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Arrant; six brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by one son, James Wayne and Linda Arrant of Crossroads, Ala.; one sister, Margaret E. Fountain of Robertsdale and one grandson, Jimmy Wayne Attant of Crossroads.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at Norris Funeral Home.
Burial followed at the Little Rock Cemetery at Little Rock.
Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette was in charge of arrangements.
Lois Hanks Cooper
Mrs. Lois Hanks Cooper, 88, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at a Santa Rosa Hospital.
Mrs. Cooper was a native of Bratt and a resident of Byrneville for the past 65 years. She was a regular attendant of Magnolia Springs Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by by four sisters, Lillie Bell Ray, Dora Lee Killam, Ella Brown and Erma Powell; a half sister, Luverne Hanks and two half brothers, Leon Hanks and W.D. Blackmon.
She is survived by her son, Roy Alton and Sonny Cooper of Canoe; her daughter, Melda Cooper and Albert Torbich of Poplar Dell; five grandchildren, Roy Torbich, Ray Torbich, Ronald Torbich, Katie Torbich and Ashley Torbich; two great-grandchildren, Connie Cooper and Carol Cooper; step-brother, Preston Blackmon of Houston, Texas; step-sister, Shelby Mason of Atmore.
Funeral services were Monday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Shelton Kindig and the Rev. Marcus Caraway officiating. Burial followed at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Thomas Rolin, Robert Gillman, David Smith, Roy Godwin, Romeo Coleman and Herman Armstrong. Honorary pallbearer was Curtis Smith.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Edwin Eulene Creamer
Mrs. Edwin Eulene Creamer, 77, died Monday, March 8, 2004, in Atmore.
Mrs. Creamer was a native of Mexia, a former resident of Flomaton and a resident of Century for the past 52 years. She was a very active in community work.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda G. Turner of Century and Ann Ard of Enterprise; two grandchildren, Roger and Dianne Ard of Newman, Ga. and and Tim and Tammy Hawkins of Monroeville; two great-grandchildren, Madison Ard of Mobile and Alexis Hawkins of Monroeville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Jesse Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 10 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ulay K. Wise
Mr. Ulay K. Wise, 86, of Atmore died Sunday, March 7, 2004 in Atmore.
He was a Sales Representative with Gulf Chemical Co., born in McCullough on July 12, 1917 to the late William H. and Emma King Wise. He was a Member of Rotary Club , Board of Directors of Turtle Point, Member of Joy Riders and McCullough Friendship Club, Deacon of First Baptist Church of Atmore, member of George Petrie Society, member of Auburn Alumni and was voted Atmore citizen of the year in 1988.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Margery Edith Harrison Wise and ten brothers and sisters.
He is survived by five sisters, Arkie Coker of Huxford, Mary Emma Elmore of Tallahassee, Fla., Leo and Gordon Atkeison of Atmore, Eleanor Purser of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Anna Ruth Vickery of Atmore.
Services will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with Dr. Douglas Newton, Elder James Powell and the Rev. Bert Wise officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers Winston Wise, Benson Bray, Adrian Nall, Joseph Coker, Larry Elmore, Bill Atkeison and Lou Vickery. Honorary pallbearers will be Rotarian's, Deacons of First Baptist Church, Joy Riders, special golf friends, directors of Turtle Point and McCullough Friendship Club.
Donations maybe sent to the Rotary Academic All Stars, Turtle Point, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
Billy Harold Zelm
Mr. Billy Harold Zelm, 72, of Sevierville, Tenn. died Friday, March 5, 2004 at his residence.
He was retired from Alabama Power Company. He was born in Memphis, Tenn. on February 11, 1932 to the late Edgar William and Collie Covington Zelm. Mr. Zelm was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Thais Zelm of Sevierville; one daughter, Elizabeth Zelm of Mobile; one sister, Joyce Fox of Panama City, Fla. and four nephews, Darrell, Russell, Steven and Tony Fox.
Graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. in Booneville Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Otis Thames officiating.

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