Published 9:43 pm Monday, August 23, 2004

By Staff
Obituaries for August 22, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Benjamin F. Dyal
Mr. Benjamin F. Dyal, age 88, of Jay, Florida died August 18, 2004 after a long illness.
He was born May 31, 1916 in Clio, Ga., and moved to Cross City, Fla. as a young child. He graduated from Cross City High School and the University of Florida and earned his master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He worked with the Escambia County School Board, and retired from the Mississippi State Board of Education as an accountant. Ben was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and the Escambia County Retired Educators Association.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lillian and Benjamin Dyal, and siblings Cora, David, Donald, Herman, Mae, and Marvin. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Thelma H. Dyal, his sister Patricia Crawford, and several nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers will be Tony Gomillion, Donald Hendricks, James Hendricks, John D. Hendricks, Bill Patrick, and Tom Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gandy, Tracy Hodgins, Bill Martin, Billy Parker, Wayne Tappan, and J.D. Warrick.
Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Saturday, August 21, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with rev. John Edwards officiating.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Frederick Glenn Bynum
Mr. Frederick Glenn Bynum, 95, died Tuesday, August 17, 2004.
He was born June 13, 1909 in Moulton. He was the 2nd child born to Henry Richard Bynum and Bernice Bynum. Mr. Bynum moved to Atmore, at an early age. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Ms. Vera Bynum. Mr. Bynum was a member of the Greater Mr. Triumph Baptist Church where he was a dedicated Sunday School Teacher for many years. He was also a member of the Eureka Lodge #953.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Vera Bynum; two brothers, James Bynum, and John Henry Bynum.
He is survived by: two sisters, Mrs. Mary Louise Irby, and Mrs. Lillian Bynum Brooks, both of Cincinnati, OH; one Goddaughter, Tovjivanese L. Grissett, of Atmore, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral services were held at Robinson-Christian Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, August 20, 2004 at 11:00a.m. with Dr. A.L. Durant officiating.
Robinson-Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Moore Ponda
Dorothy Moore Ponda, 89 of Jay, Fl died August 17,2004 in Pensacola, following a long term illness.
Born in Santa Rosa County an March 27,1915, she was a life long resident of Jay, Florida. She worked for Judy Bond Manufacturing Company in Brewton for 15 years. She was a member of Jay Assembly of God.
Mrs. Ponds is preceded in death by her husbands, Holley J. Moore and Joseph Ponds; and son, Jerry J. Moore.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Mary Moore, Americus, GA; daughter, Theresa Anderson, Cantonment; sister Lorine Wikes, Laurel Hill, FL; six grandchildren, Isaac Anderson, Virginia Waller, Sherri Lynn Taylor, Darrin Moore, Christopher Moore, Carol Sue Moore; eight great grandchildren, four great -great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10a.m. Thursday at Jay Funeral Home with Rev. Earle Greene of Jay, officiating. Burial followed at Jay City Cemetery.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nora M. Johnson
Mrs. Nora M. Johnson, 72, died, Monday, August 16, 2004.
Born March 17, 1932, Mrs. Johnson was a resident of Flomaton, Alabama. She was Pentacostal Holiness by faith. She was preceded in death by her grand-daughter Jamie Lynn Cofield and son-in-law Charles Boutwell.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years Donald Johnson, Sr., Flomaton, Al., sons Jimmy and Nancy Cofield, Flomaton, Al., Donald and Jena Cofield, Flomaton, Al., Donald and Mary Johnson, Jr. Iuka,IL. daughters Penny Boutwell, Flomaton, Al., Frances and Donald Walston, Milton, Fl., brothers Jimmy and Betty Freeman, Birmingham, Al., George Palmer, Jr., Jay, Fl., sisters Eula May and Gordan Deerborn, Robertsdale, Al., Mamie Jo Jones, North Carolina, Nancy Neal, Flomaton, Al., six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at Jay Funeral Home with Brother Wallace Reid officiating. Burial followed at McCurdy Cemetery.
Jay Funeral Home is n charge of arrangements.

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