Published 6:31 am Monday, April 4, 2005

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Sister Julia (Shugg) Austin
CAMDEN – Sister Julia Ethelene (Shugg) Austin, 93, passed away March 23 in Camden Nursing Home. Funeral services were held on March 30 at Lilly Baptist Church in Kimbrough with the Rev. Willie Powell officiating and Sister Evelyn N. Hudson as Mistress of Order. Graveside services followed in Canaan C.P. Cemetery in Annemanie.
Sister Austin, the second child of the late Mr. and Mrs. John and Maggie Thomas, was born Aug. 23, 1911 in Annemanie. At an early age she married Mr. Herman Bridges, who preceded her in death. Later in life, she met and married Mr. A.C. Austin and moved to Detroit Mich. He also preceded her in death. In neither union, no children were born.
While in Michigan, she united with Napoleon Baptist Church and served faithfully. Where her health began to decline, she moved back to Annemanie and united with Lilly Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Willie Powell. She remained a member until her death. She worked on many jobs, but people best know her as a professional cosmetologist.
Six of Sister Austin's siblings, Mamie Mason, Sarah West, Richard Thomas, Earnest Thomas, John Ralph Thomas and William Thomas, preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sisters, Maggie Brown of Annemanie, Nellie Walker of Birmingham, Rosie (Charles) Fisher of Atmore and Annie Watson of Detroit, Mich.; two sister-in-laws, Pearlie Hayes of Arlington and Josephine Johnson; one brother-in-law, George Austin of Mobile; two nephews she claimed as her sons, Walter Brown and Walter Payne of Detroit, Mich. and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers included nephews and friends. Flower bearers included nieces and friends.
Raymond E. Daniel
DALLAS, Texas – Mr. Raymond E. Daniel, 78, passed away March 27 at a Dallas, Texas hospital. Funeral services were held April 1 at the Mineola Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne McMillan and the Rev. Tom Boone officiating. Graveside services followed at Mineola Cemetery.
Mr. Daniel was a native and resident of Uriah for most of his life and a resident of Dallas, Texas for the past five years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, outdoorsman, gardener and craftsman. He was co-owner and operator of R.E. Daniel &Son Store in Chrysler for 40 years and worked in construction.
Mr. Daniel's son, Edward Ray Daniel, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Mary O. Daniel of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Elizabeth Daniel and Beverly Daniel, both of Dallas, Texas and two brothers, Aubrey Daniel of Uriah and James Ray Daniel of Semirah Springs.
Active pallbearers included Larry Odom, Donald Denham, Jerry Hayles, David Yaden, Bibb Mims and Buddy Mims.
The family received friends on March 31 at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Elise Rollins Nihart
MOBILE – Mrs. Elise Rollins Nihart, 91, passed away March 29. Graveside services were held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore on April 1.
Mrs. Nihart, a native of Atmore, and a resident of Mobile for 65 years, was born July 25, 1913 to Stacy Linton Rollins Sr. and Grace Stewart Rollins. She graduated from Escambia County High School and attended Erskine College in Due West, S.C. She was a member of the Mobile Garden Club for several years, was active in Girl Scouts as leader of Troop 92 and first vice president of the Deep South Girl Scout Council for over 15 years. She was also an early member of the Mobile Genealogical Society and a member of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church for 56 years. She loved her family and friends.
Mrs. Nihart's husband, Howard Cooper Nihart, preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Harriet Elise Nihart of Mobile; one son, David Ashley Nihart of Mobile; one brother, Kenneth Stewart Rollins of Kenningston, Md.; seven nieces and nephews and many friends.
Family received friends on March 31 at Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin Street.
The family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to a children's home of you choice or Spring Hill Presbyterian Church.
William Johnson
ATLANTA, Ga. – Mr. William Johnson, formerly of Atmore, passed away April 1 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Ga.
Darrin Moore
RICHMOND, Va. – Mr. Darrin Moore, 37, a native of Atmore, passed away March 26 in Richmond, Va. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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