Published 1:52 am Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Obituaries for December 22, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Mrs. Marilyn Denise Burston, age 42, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 in Knollwood Hospital, Mobile, AL. She was a native of Wilcox Co., AL and a resident of Atmore, AL for many years. She graduated from Escambia County High School in 1980 and was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a pharmacy Technician with the Atmore Rite Aid for many years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elijah Jackson.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Lee Burston of Atmore; one daughter, Ashley Renae Burston of Atmore; her mother, Nursaray Jackson of Atmore; five sisters, Carolyn Jackson of Atmore, Melvina Paker of Bay Minette, Delois Jackson, Ella Mae Jackson, and Jackie Huggins all of Long Island, NY; and one brother, Elijah (Barbara) Jackson, Jr. of Birmingham.
Visitation was held on Tues., Dec. 21, 2004 from 1 pm to 8 pm at Turner Funeral Chapel. Funeral services are being held on Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 at 1 pm at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Atmore. Elder Sanders Edwards is officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore. Pallbearers are friends and family.
Willie Myrtice Brown
Mrs. Willie Myrtice Brown Smith, age 93, died Thurs., Dec. 16, 2004 in Monroe County Hospital, Monroeville, AL. Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and lived in Mexia. She was a member of Mexia Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leonard Smith and her son, Charles Leonard Smith, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters, Willie Maude Phillips of Mexia and Mary Sawyer of Monroeville; one brother, Thomas Ledford Brown of the Old Salem Community in Monroe County; 6 grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Sat., Dec. 18 from 9:30 am to 11 am at Mexia Baptist Church. Funeral services were also held on Sat., Dec. 18, 2004 immediately following visitation at 11 am at Mexia Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Grindle, Rev. Walter Sheffield, and Rev. Hughie Denton officiating. Burial was at Mexia Cemetery.
All arrangements were handled by Monroe Chapel Funeral Home.
Mr. Jason William Caraway, age 30 of McCullough, AL died Sun., Dec. 19, 2004 in Pensacola. He was a contractor, also a model husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Atmore will be a lesser place without him and simply put, he was a true man of honor and integrity. It would be a severe understatement to say he will be truly missed.
Mr. Caraway was born in Mobile, AL, on Aug. 9, 1974 to James Larry and Bernice Tyree Caraway. Survivors are his wife, Sharon Ash Caraway of McCullough; one daughter, Ashlianne Marie Caraway of McCullough; parents, Larry and Bernice Caraway of McCullough; one sister, Mandy Murphy of Atmore; Paternal grandparents, James H. and Doris Caraway; maternal grandparents, Willard L. and Eunice Tyree all of McCullough; and, special friends Benny and Daniel Alaniz of Atmore.
Services will be Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 at 11 am from the McCullough Christian Center with Rev. Richard Daniels and Rev. Cornelius Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at McCullough Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Benny Alaniz, Brandon Snider, Robby Johnson, Mitchel Murphy, Brian Weaver and Terry Hadley.
Family received friends Tuesday evening Dec. 21, 2004 at the McCullough Christian Center from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.