Published 6:49 pm Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Obituaries for May 12, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
George Taylor Faircloth
Mr. George Taylor Faircloth, 78, of Atmore died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at his residence. He was born in Escambia County on November 2, 1925 to the late Mack Edward and Bessie Taylor Faircloth Sr.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mack Edward Faircloth Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy V. Faircloth of Atmore; two daughters, Vickers Faircloth and Walter Smith of Northport, Keron Faircloth and James Kyzar of Andalusia; one brother, Robert W. Faircloth; three grandchildren, James Hugh Kyzar IV, Walter Hamiter and Julie Smith Jr., Laura Smith and Alex King; one great-grandson, Walter Hamiter Smith III.
Services were held Friday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Doug Newton officiating.
Burial followed at Oak Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were, John Garrard, Dicky Dickinson, Tom Kelly, Giles Chapman, Robert Faircloth Jr., Buck Powell, Jim VanPelt, and George VanPelt. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Ben Maxwell, John Perkins, Charles W. Smith Sr., James H. Hyzar Jr., and First United Methodist Mens Bible Class and Mens Club.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be given to United Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 803 Selma, Ala. 36702-9900, The First United Methodist Church of Atmore, Building Fund, 311 South Pensacola Ave. Atmore, Ala. 36502, or Blue Lake United Methodist Assembly 8500 Oakwood Lane Andalusia, Ala. 36420.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc.was in charge of arrangements.
Lou Emma Hale
Mrs. Lou Emma Hale, 102, died Friday, April 30, 2004. She was a native of Lowndes and a resident of Century. She was the oldest member of Pilgram Lodge Baptist Church. She was a member of the choir and served on the usher board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Hale; daughter, Minnie Williams.
She is survived by six daughters, Claudie Hale, Lillie Hale both of Farmersville; Lucille Hunter, Annie Ewing, Willie Nell and Elmer Lowe all of Century, Rosie Hale of Albion; two sons, Roy and Rosie Hale and Rosevelt and Ruth Hale all of Century; one sister, Lucillie Hale of Farmersville; 53 grandchildren;101 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 8, at noon at Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church in Century with Pastor Leanord Watson Jr. officiating.
Burial followed at Century Cemetery.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Frances Elizabeth Tekulve Hoehn
Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Tekulve Hoehn, 90, of Atmore died Wednesday, May 5, 2004 in Atmore. She was a resident of Atmore for the past 64 years. She was a sales lady with The Greater Fair. She was born in Cullman on February 20, 1914 to the late John Bernard and Mary T. Popp Tekulve.
She is survived by three daughters, Helene and Dr. John S. Taylor of Fairhope, Ann and William T. “Bill” Staff of Atmore, Barbara Jean and Willie Roberts of Bay Minette; twelve grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. from the St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church with the Rev. Jan Zagorski officiating.
Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Speer Yearwood Staff, Tommy Allen Mixon, John Allen Mixon, Timothy Richard Mixon, William Joseph Taylor, and Mark McGill. Honorary will be William Theodore Staff Jr. and John S. Taylor Jr.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.