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Obituaries

By Staff
Obituaries for March 28, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Ruby Lee McGhee Barnhill
Ruby Lee McGhee Barnhill, 99, of Atmore died Monday, March 23, 2004 at her residence.
Mrs. Barnhill was a homemaker and was the oldest surviving member of the Poarch Band of the Creek Indians.
She is survived by one daughter, Vernie Lee Gehman of Atmore; five sons, Dillard Wayne Barnhill, James Edward Barnhill, Carl Raymond Barnhill all of Atmore, Roy Lee Barnhill of Daphne, and Kenneth Ray Barnhill of Phillipsville; 28 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Barnhill was preceded in death by her husband, Petro Rosasco Barnhill; one infant daughter, Wilma Lee Barnhill; two sisters, Ida Gibson, Dorothy Rolin; four brothers, Norvie Lee McGhee, Cobie McGhee, Britt McGhee, Lindsey McGhee.
Funeral services were Friday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at Gospel Light Church with the Rev. Martin Gehman and the Rev. Clarence Rolin officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Josie Elon Downs Bolden
Mrs. Josie Elon Downs Bolden, 99, of Gardendale, Ala. died Wednesday, March 24, 2004.
She was a charter member of and taught a Sunday school class of adult ladies for 48 years at Pineywood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lathey Bolden and a son, Calvin Lee Bolden.
She is survived by four daughters, Decima and Roger Jones, Eva B. and Charles Glaze all of Gardendale, Dina Sprouse of Homewood, and Joyce Hartsfield of Tuscaloosa; three sons, Raymond and Joyce Bolden of Atmore, Daniel and Betty Bolden, and Terry and Johnnie Bolden all of Gardendale; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Morgans at Gardendale Funeral Home.
Burial followed at Walkens Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Mahaffey and the Rev. Herald Rhodes officiating.
Morgans at Gardendale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
William Robert Prewitte
Mr. William Robert Prewitte, 80, of Atmore died Wednesday, March 24, 2004 in Atmore.
He was retired from Miller Lumber Co. He was born on December 28, 1923 in Saulsbruy, Tenn. to the late Wiley D. and Lillian Ethel Smith Prewitte. He was a W.W.II Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Prewitte of Atmore; one son, Mike and Donna Prewitte; three daughters, Lana Williams of England, Cathy and Roy Williams, Teri and Ronnie Peterson all of Atmore; one sister, Mirian Phillips of Jackson, Tenn.; ten grandchildren, Lori Moore, Chanda Prewitte, Megan Amerson, Stacey Plant, Eric Broadbent, Phillip Prewitte, Lauren Williams, Rachel Prewitte, Dylan Broadbent, and Tyler Broadbent; four great-grandchildren, Madison and Macey Amerson and Tanner and Madelyn Plant.
Graveside services were Friday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at Pineview Cemetery in Selma.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.Chapel..