Published 11:32 pm Monday, October 18, 2004

By Staff
Obituaries for October 17, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Essie Thames
Mrs. Essie Thames of Atmore died at the age of 96 Friday, October 15, 2004 at her residence. Services to be announced by the Turner Funeral Chapel.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
William McCall
Mr. William McCall, age 52, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2004, at his home.
Mr. McCall was born March 1, 1952, in Brewton were he lived most of his life before moving to Towns County, GA in 1998. Mr. McCall was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church. He was a son of Willard and Lou McCall of Flomaton.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Patsy Ramey McCall of the home; daughter and son-in-law Sheri and Steven Ray of Brewton, daughter, Paula McCall Pensacola, stepdaughter, June Souther and husband Chris of Blairsville; grandchildren, Jonathan Taylor, Samantha Ray and Courtney Ray, step-grandchildren Christopher and Lauren Souther, sisters, Willonese Purvis of Flomaton, Linda Barlow of Walnut Hill and Pat Madison of Beaumont, TX, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Zebulon Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Jenkins officiating.
Graveside services and inurnment were held Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. in Rock Cemetery in Flomaton.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials may be made to: William McCall Memorial Fund %Bank of Hiawassee, P.O. Box 223 Young Harris, GA 30582
To sign Mr. McCall's guestbook online please go to
Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA in charge of arrangements.
Ammie Von Smith
Ammie Von Smith was born November 24, 1916 to the late Ammie Smith, Sr. and Mattie (Montgomery) Smith in Atmore. He entered eternal rest September 30, 2004. Ammie was one of eleven children. He was preceded in death by each of his siblings.
Ammie was educated in the public schools of Atmore.
Ammie accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member in his church. He moved to Toledo, OH in the late 30's and worked at Burk's Cleaners. He joined Friendship Baptist Church where he was a loyal member for over fifty years. He served in the Senior Choir, the B.T.U. and was a dedicated member of the Trustee Board. Ammie served as Chairman of the Trustee Board for many years. He later joined Third Baptist Church and served faithfully until declining health prevented his attendance. He was a member of the choir at Third Baptist Church.
During World War 11 he worked at Erie Proving Ground. After the war he was employed for many years in the Dry Cleaning and Laundry Department at the Commodore Perry Hotel. He subsequently became self-employed as owner and operator of Supreme Cleaners on Jefferson Avenue. He became known to many people as a result of his dry-cleaning pick-up service. He was conscientious, hard working and took pride in his work.
He was a member of the Phillips Temple Harmonizers, a gospel singing group that performed locally and in other cities. Ammie strongly believed in family and maintained a close relationship with family members near and far. Ammie was well thought of and left a Positive impression on those he met. Ammie was a faithful and loving husband.
He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife, Rose Smith a son, Leonard Fowlks (Alyce) of Atlanta, GA; a daughter Marva Mitchell (Jerry) of Cincinnati, OH; granddaughter Stephanie Hughes (Vincent) of Columbus, OH and Valerie Fowlks of Atlanta, GA; grandson, Mark Mitchell (Cheryl) of Cincinnati, OH; seven great grandchildren; nephews, Jesse Smith of Toledo, OH and Fred Smith of Elizabethtown, KY nieces, Margaret Donnell of Toledo, OH, Carol James, A. Price, Deloris Robinson, Betty Zimmerman of Mobile, Annie Johnson of Atmore and Mary Price of Brooklyn, NY seven great nieces; four great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were October 7,2004. Services were held at Third Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio
Dale-Riggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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