Published 5:26 am Monday, March 14, 2005
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ATMORE – Mrs. Geneva Rivers, 74, passed away March 9 at Spring Hill Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on March 14 at Turner Funeral Chapel in Atmore with the Rev. Dexter E. Williams officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery in Freemanville.
Mrs. Rivers was a native of Escambia County for many years. She was a retired beautician.
Mrs. Rivers' husband, Arthur Rivers, her sister Ollie Mae Barnes and brothers, Leo Williams and Virgil Peoples, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Dorenda (Leon) Adams of Montgomery and Linda Rivers of Atmore; sons, Frederick Rivers and Xekel Rivers, both of Atmore; sisters, Juanita King of Axis and Idell (Robert) Longmire of Waukeyan, Ind.; brothers, James Williams of Atmore, Joe (Bernestie) Williams of Uriah, Leroy (Minnie) Williams of Atmore, Herman (Barbara) Williams of Michigan and Willie (Constance) Williams of Tocoma, Wash. and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will include friends and family members.
Viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on March 13 at Turner Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Rivers' body will lie instate at the chapel one hour prior to the service.
ATMORE – Ms. Katrina Flowers, 22, passed away March 4 in Davisville, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on March 13 at Gaines Chapel AME in Atmore with Minister Tony McAroy officiating. Graveside services will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore.
Ms. Flowers was a native of Escambia County, Alabama. She worked as a machine operator for Standard Furniture.
Ms. Flowers' father, Kenneth Watson, grandparents, Ruby Lee Flowers and Eddie Lee Flowers and grandparent, Williams Watson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, JaQuan Devontae Madison of Atmore; her mother, Cassandra Flowers Craft of Atmore; stepfather, John Craft of Atmore; sister, Catronya Antionette Watson of Atmore and her grandmother, Loretta McCants of Atmore.
Active pallbearers will friends and family members.
Visitation was held March 12 at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Charles "Chuck" Lee
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Mr. Charles "Chuck Lee, 47, passed away March at a Pensacola hospital. Funeral services were held March 11 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Marcus Caraway officiating. Graveside services followed at Lee Cemetery.
Mr. Lee was a native of Atmore, a former resident of Pensacola and a resident of Ocean Springs, Miss. for the past 26 years. He was a loving, generous and considerate person, a former machinist in construction and became a loving caregiver of his mother.
Mr. Lee's parents, Joan Roley Williams and Mack Lee, grandparents, Bill and Mattie Lee and nephew, Richard DeGuire, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Lee of Ocean Springs, Miss.; brother, Scott (Vicki) Lee of Atmore; three sisters, Randye (Bob) DeGuire of Vienna, Va., Jana Godwin and Julie (Larry) Wilkerson, all of Pensacola, Fla. and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Lee Wilkerson, Larry Wilkerson, Steve Davis, Jonathan Barnhill, Michael Roley and Bob DeGuire.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark White, Bo Byers, Kenny Ray Jordan and Killer White.
Bettie Vernell Dixon McCants Rembert
ATMORE – Bettie Vernell Dixon McCants Rembert, 76, passed away March 4 at a Pensacola hospital. Viewing was held at 9 a.m. on March 10 at Greater Mount Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore, with visitation from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery with Robinson Funeral Home in Atmore handling the arrangements.
Rembert formerly worked for Dr. James Howard as a nursing assistant for several years. She also worked as a nurse at Greenlawn Hospital for 21 years. She was a caring and compassionate nurse, loved by her patients and co-workers.
She was a native of Nanafalia, but moved to Atmore in her youth with her mother, Mrs. Willie Wiley and stepfather, Mr. Dock Wiley Sr., along with her siblings and attended Escambia County Training School in Atmore. She moved to Milwaukee around 1946 after marrying Savage McCants. She later returned to Atmore in 1954.
In 1974, she received her nursing degree from Reid State Technical College in Evergreen. She was a member of Greater Mount Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore. She was a member of the gospel chorus and served in various other ministries until her health failed. She was a former member of St. Phillip's Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
Survivors include four daughters, Claudette (Frank) Dailey of Indianapolis, Ind., Sharon (Kenneth) Owens of Lakewood, Colo., Fonda Poellnitz of Mobile and Vernell (Tony) Ward of Atmore; one sister, Dessie McGlasker of Mobile; two brothers, Jessie Dixon (Curlie) of Mobile and Dock (Evelyn) Wiley Jr. of Atmore; five grandchildren, James (Nicole) Holmes of Mableton, Ga., Billie Earl Holmes Jr. of Lakewood, Colo., Ena Holmes of Atlanta, Ga., Octavia Poellnitz and Robert Poellnitz, both of Mobile and six great-grandchildren, devoted nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
BAY MINETTE – Samuel Williams, 80, passed away March 6 at North Baldwin Hospital in Bay Minette. Funeral services were held at noon on March 12 at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Latham with Pastor Elijan Johnson Jr. officiating. Graveside services followed in Latham Community Cemetery in Latham.
Mr. Williams was a native and resident of Bay Minette. He was employed as a machine operator for International Paper Company for over 20 years.
Mr. Williams' father, Ben Williams, mother, Luvert Hall Williams and wife, Cathryn Williams, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his three daughters, Mary Lamar and Hannah Ray both of Bay Minette and Stella Lewis of Mobile; son, Sammy Williams of Bay Minette; sisters, Inell Steven and Annie Barnett both of Latham; brother, Waymon Williams of Daphne; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held March 11 at Turner Funeral Home.
Jesse Majors Williams
SPANISH FORT – Mr. Jesse Majors Williams, 80, passed away March 5 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope. Funeral services were on March 12 at Jones Street Holiness Church in Atmore with Elder Leroy Knight Sr. officiating. Graveside services followed in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore.
Mr. Williams was a native of Flomaton. He worked as a machine operator with an asphalt paving company for many years.
Mr. Williams' father, John Williams, mother, Rebecca Mason and wife, Olivett Williams, preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Lockett of Pensacola, Fla. and Bettye Bishop of Hartford, Conn.; son, Charles (Areinia) Williams of Spanish Fort; two brothers, Ezell Williams and Willie L. Williams both of Atmore; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included friends and family.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on March 11 at Turner Funeral Chapel.