Obituaries for April 14, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Minnie Lou Booze
Mrs. Minnie Lou Booze, 89, of Ocala. formerly of Stockton, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, in Ocala. Services to be announced by the Turner Funeral Chapel.
Dorothy Louise Daniels
Mrs. Dorothy Louise Daniels, 80, of Atmore died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Atmore.
She was a supervisor with Vanity Fair Mills. She was born in Castleberry on September 11, 1923 to the late William B. and Ralphia Waters Crawford.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Seth and Sarah McCurdy and a brother, Buddy Crawford.
She is survived by her husband, Murray Daniels of Atmore; a son, Richard and Rhonda Daniels of Atmore; a daughter, Deborah and Frederich Matthieu of Monroeville; three grandchildren, Matthew Daniels, Timothy Daniels and Freddie R. Matthieu; numerous relatives and friends.
Services were held Monday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cornelius Phillips officiating.
Burial followed at Huxford Baptist Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
William F. "Bill" Farr
Mr. William F. "Bill" Farr, 69, of Atmore died Monday, April 12, 2004, in Pensacola. He was retired from the textile industry as a Plant Manger and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was born on February 6, 1935 in Knox County, Tenn.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kinney Farr of Atmore; son, Billy and Linda Farr of Atmore; daughter, Sandy Farr of Monroeville; two brothers, Frank Turner of Atlanta and Charles Turner of S.C.; sister, Susan Turner of Tenn.; four grandchildren, Ryan and Lauren Farr, Brandon and Shane Whitehead; three great-grandchildren, Colton, Raylin, and Karmen; brother's and sister's in-law, Beverly and Lex Kaechele of Elberta, Betty and Felton Hastings of Cary, N.C., Ken and Virginia Kinney of Silverhill.
Services will be Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m. from Brooks Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Grindle officiating.Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are Cereal Daniel, Aubrey Till, Jack Sharpless, Toby Sellers, Joe Brantley, Monroe Womack, Tim Currie, and Steve Lancaster. Honorary will be Deacon's of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church and Leon Strength.
Family will receive friends Wednesday evening April 14, 2004 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Farr will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.
Mr. Joel Lewis died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at D.W. McMillian Hospital in Brewton. Mr. Lewis was born on October 14, 1948 to Mr. William Lewis Sr. and the late Lucille Lewis.
He is preceded in death by brother, Willie Frank Lewis; nephew and great niece.
He is survived by his father, Mr. William Lewis Sr.; wife, Mae Charles Lewis; three children, Joel Ma Lewis Jr., Betty Lewis, and Charles Lewis; two step children, Lester L. Crenshaw and Vanessa Cannon all of Atmore; three grandchildren; seven brothers, Jack and Easter Lewis of Valdosta, Gra., William and Wyonna Lewis, Marcus and Joann Lewis Sr., James and Gennie Lewis Sr., Gary Lewis, Jack and Scotty Lewis of Atmore; five sisters, Minnie and Willie Knights, Betty J. Lewis, Earnestine and Rodney Harris all of Mattapan, Mass., Alice and Susie Lewis both of Pensacola; aunt, Lillie Mae Lambert; uncle, Arch Hall of Detroit, Mich.; special friends, Mary Alice Shavers and family, Alvin and Mechelle Johnson; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services will be Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. from New Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Baptist Church with Louis Banks officiating. Interment will follow at Stallworth Cemetery. Viewing will be Wednesday, April 14, 2004 from noon to 6 p.m. at Robinson Christian Memorial Funeral Home. Family hour will be 6 to 7 p.m.
Robinson and Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cecil Ferral Neal
Cecil Ferral Neal, 85, died Sunday, April 11, 2004. Mr. Neal was a native of McCullough and resided in Atmore. He worked as a farmer and trucker, and was a member of Presley Street Baptist Church.
He is survived his wife of 65 years, Minnie Lee Neal; a son, Howard and Joyce Neal of Excel; a daughter, Cecilia and Ellie Bailey of Atmore; four grandchildren, Scott Neal, Mark Neal, LeAnne B. Brantley, and Susan B. Hetzel; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon and Lauren Neal, Ashley and Adam Neal, Katie, Tom, and Sam Brantley, NoraBeth and Ellie Frances Hetzel.
Pall bearers were Thomas Brantley, Matthew Hetzel, Raymond Kimmons, Leo Luker, Frank Moxness, and Byron Tims.
Services were held April 13, 2004 at Johnson Quimby Funeral Home with Rev. Otis Thames and Rev. Mike Grindle officiating. Burial was held at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.