Published 2:00 am Monday, January 3, 2005

By Staff
Obituaries for January 2, 2004 edition of the Atmore Advance
Ethel Lorene Holley
Mrs. Ethel Lorene "Momma" Holley, 81, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 surrounded by her children. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Century with the Bro. Gene Stokes and the Bro. Michael Wiggins officiating. Interment followed in Beulah
Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Momma was a native of Defuniak Springs, Fla., and a longtime resident of Century. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Century. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Holley; a daughter, Brenda Strength; a grandson, Billie Strength; and a great-granddaughter, Hollie Miller.
Survivors include two sons, Rickie Holley (Sherry) of Petrey and Gary Holley (Becky) of Jay; five daughters, Barbara Dunsford (Clifton) of Century, Kathy Johnston (Sam) of Red Level, Faye Godwin (Donald) of McDavid, Tami Calloway (Freddie) of Century and Carolyn Henderieth (Junior) of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Thurman McCormick and Houston McCormick, both of Defuniak Springs, Fla.; six sisters; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
We rejoice in our tears knowing the Momma is with her lord and savior. We will miss her dearly, but look forward in confidence in sharing eternity with her. Momma taught us to live for and trust in Jesus Christ. Next to her love for Jesus, her family was considered to be her greatest treasure.
Pallbearers were Kent Calloway, Blake Calloway, Mark Dunsford, Mitch Dunsford, Michael Holley and Vincent Holley. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Johnston, David Strength, Dewayne Holley, Howard Holley and Marcus Godwin.
Francis R. Burgess
Francis R. Burgess, 79 died Wednesday, Dec. 29, in a Mobile area hospital.
He was a former resident of East Brewton and was a resident of Bay Minette at the time of his death. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army Air Force. He owned and operated Mr. B's Quick Burger Drive-In, in Brewton, for a number of years. He attended First United Methodist Church in East Brewton.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie R. Burgess of Horseneck, Ala.; two sons, Mark Burgess of Monroeville, and Richard Burgess of Horseneck; two daughters, Gloria Dawn Fowler of Horseneck, Ala., and Crystal Flippos of Wetumpka; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with the Rev. David Taylor officiating.
Interment followed in Ft. Crawford Cemetery, Cravers Funeral home directing.
Visitation was held at Craver's Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
William Otis Lambert
Mr. William Otis Lambert, 67, died Wed., Dec. 29, 2004 at a local hospital.
Mr. Lambert was born Sept. 16, 1937 in Scranage, AL and has been a resident of Atmore for most of his life. He attended the Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Lambert.
Survivors include; four sons, Wayne Lambert of Grenada, MS, William Lambert of Atmore, AL, Joey Lambert of Benton, LA, and Earl Lambert of Atmore, AL; a daughter, Susan McGhee of Atmore; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Fri., Dec. 31, 2004 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Wyncie Smith
Mr. Wyncie "Wimp" Smith, 52, of Atmore passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at his residence. Services will be announced at a later date by Turner Funeral Chapel.

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