Published 5:43 pm Friday, April 9, 2004

By Staff
Obituaries for April 7, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Ruth Walker-Crumbie
Ruth P. Walker-Cumbie, 80, of Little River died Monday, April 5, 2004 in Pensacola. She was born January 9, 1924 in Evergreen to William and Maria Pierce. She was a member of Atmore Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children, Betty Jean and John Issacs of Pensacola, Linda Gayle and Jim Selzer of Uriah, William Wayne and Karen Walker of Pensacola, Vivian Walker of Mobile, Maxine and Henry Franklin of Robertsdale, Rosa Lee and Johnny Sadler of Pensacola, 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Emmons and Evelyn Watts: two brothers Rubin Pierce and Clyde Pierce.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. from Faith Chapel North-Cantonment, with Brother O.B. Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2004 from 1:30 p.m. until service time at Faith Chapel North-Cantonment.
Faith Chapel North-Cantonment, is in charge of arrangements.
Darcy Jo Rhoades
Darcy Jo (Jodi) Rhoades, 39, of Atmore died Friday, April 2, 2004 at her home. Mrs. Rhoades was a home maker. Her parents were Dick and Emma Jo Harrison.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Rhoades; son, Johnnie Edward Rhoades of Atmore; daughter, Sarah Beth Rhoades of Atmore: brother, Danny Presley of Brewton.
Funeral services were Monday, April 5, 2004 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Steadham Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Melba Boone
Ms. Melba Jeanette Boone, 71, died Sunday, April 4, 2004 in Nokomis. Ms. Boone was a native of Little River, a former resident of Palmyra, Va., and a resident of Atmore for the past seven years. She was the second child of 14 and a mother figure to her family. She was a former employee of VF in Monsanto and was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Pinter.
She is survived by seven brothers, Clayton Boone of Little River, George Boone of Atmore, Bernard Boone, Jr. of Charlottesville, Va., Kenneth David Boone, Leroy Boone, John Daniel Boone, and Joseph Michael Boone all of Little River; five sisters, Alma Woods of Atmore, Martha Holder of Pensacola, Donna Harry of Charlottesville, June Katherine Godwin of Little River and Delilah Jean Denzio of Palymira, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Cornelius Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Mamie's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, April 9, 2004 between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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