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Obituaries

By Staff
Obituaries for March 17, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Jack Anderson Akins
Mr. Jack Anderson Akins, 75, died Friday, March 12, 2004 in Booneville, Ala.
Mr. Akins was a native of Booneville, a former resident of Brewton, and a resident of Booneville for most of his life. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, retired from Civil Service from Whiting Field, attended the Christian Church. He coached at numerous high schools for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Akins Zelm.
Mr. Akins is survived by his wife, Joyce Marie Johnson Akins of Booneville; two sons, Harry Dero and Judy Akins of Goodway and Jack and Amy Anderson Akins, Jr. of Booneville; daughter, Suzanne Akins of Booneville; three grandsons, James Akins, Stephen Akins and Brent Akins; great-granddaughter, Abigail Akins; four brothers, Clarence Akins of Gulf Shores, Leon Akins of Daphne, Paul Akins and Bruce Akins, both of Booneville; a sister, Peggy Akins Helton of Milton and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunady, March 14 at 3 p.m. at Lindsey Cemetery with Bro. William Beech and Bro. Berteran "Pete" Coon officiating.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James L. Brown
Mr. James L. Brown, 82, of Atmore died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Atmore Community Hospital.
Services will be announced by the Turner Funeral Chapel.
Robert Earl Butler
Mr. Robert Earl Butler, 91, of Mobile died Tuesday, March 16, 2004 in Baldwin County.
He was born in Escambia County, Ala. on September 28, 1913 to Thomas and Maggie Butler and was retired from United States Air Force having served in World War II and Korea.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbie Bell Butler.
He is survived by four stepdaughters, Helen and Joe Carty of Mobile, Joyce and John Benson of Brewton, Gilleree Rickard of Biloxi, Ms. Peggy and Frank Clements of Mobile; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ward Serig officiating.
Burial will follow at Hawkins Cemetery at New Bethlehem Church. Pall bearers will be Benny Snider, Sam Fountain, Kevin Canton, Harold Butler, Tom Cook, Brian Johnson.
Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie M. Thrower Floyd
Mrs. Lillie M. Thrower Floyd, 100, died Sunday, March 14, 2004 in Atmore. She was born on February 18, 1904 in Estell Fork, Ala. to the late James Wiley and Mary Brewer Sanders, Sr. She is preceded in death by two husbands, William A. Thrower and Horace Floyd; a son, James A. Thrower; daughter, Lucille Page.
She is survived by two sons, Hollie W. and Shelia Thrower and Robert G. and Gale Thrower all of Walnut Hill; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; special friend and care-giver, Barbara Moorer of Walnut Hill.
Services will be Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert G. Thrower, Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Baptist Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.
Arthur Grissett
Mr. Arthur Grissett , 82, of Atmore died Friday, March 12, 2004.
Funeral services will be held Saturday March 20 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sanders Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Stallworth Cemetery in Atmore.
Public viewing will be held on Friday, March 19 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Family hour will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Body will lie instate one hour in the church before funeral services.
Turner Funeral Chapel directing..