Published 9:07 am Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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Helen Irene Colbert
Atmore – Mrs. Helen Irene Colbert, 84, passed away Friday, May 13, at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, May 16 at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Don Davis officiating. Graveside services followed at Serenity Gardens in Atmore. Visitation was held May 15 at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Colbert was a native of Eliska, Ala., and was a resident of Atmore for 50 years. She attended the First Assembly of God in Atmore for over 50 years and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Bryant and Arlie Hayles; two brothers, Marvin Wesley Hayles and Eubie Bryant Hayles; and one sister, Ollie Mae Stafford. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Mr. Oscar Colbert of Atmore; one son, Earl Colbert and his wife, Patty, of Tuscaloosa; one daughter, Hazel Lester of Atmore; two brothers, Thomas Hayles and his wife, Janice, of Poarch, and Edison Hayles and his wife, Frances, of Monroeville; two sisters, Leatha Freeman of Monroeville and Lula Mae Parker of Atmore; five grandchildren, Kristie Harvell of Forest, Miss., Christopher Colbert of Tuscaloosa, Jennifer Charles of Tuscaloosa, Heather Ward of Tuscaloosa, and Brandi Lester of Atmore; and eight great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were Doug Waters, Roy White, Danny Gay, Wayne Harris, Keith Lisenby, Ricky Hughes, and Kevin Diller. Honorary pallbearers were James Morgan, Jim Pipken, Marcus Bartlett, Darrell Waters, and Lafayette Sowell.
Josh Hadley
Perdido – Mr. Josh Hadley, 67, passed away Friday, May 13 at a local hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17 at the Fretwell Tabernacle Holiness Church with Sister Helen Stuart officiating. Graveside services followed at White Cemetery. Visitation was held May 16 at Fretwell Tabernacle Church.
Mr. Hadley was a native and lifelong resident of Perdido. He attended the Fretwell Tabernacle Holiness Church and loved to fish and hunt. He is survived by his brother, Dan J. Hadley of Perdido.
Buford Gohagin
Pensacola – Mr. Buford Gohagin, 66, of Atmore passed away Monday, May 2. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore with Bro. Leo Kent officiating. Graveside services followed in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Gohagin was a cable splicer with the telephone company. He was born April 14, 1939 in Atmore to the late Joseph Richard and Mattie Lucille McKinley Gohagin. He was preceded in death by one brother, Rayford Gohagin. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Virgie Lee Gohagin of Atmore; one son, Bradford Gohagin of Pensacola; two stepsons, James Albert Jordan of Milton, Fla., and Jerry Russell Jordan of Pensacola; one daughter, Jennifer Michelle Kell of Pensacola; one stepdaughter, Joyce Marie Telle of Milton; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carlos Gohagin, Howardd Gohagin, and Milford Gohagin, all of Atmore; and a special friend, Robert Earl Moye.
Pallbearers were David Smith, Dauphin Gohagin, Ronald Mosley, Chuck Walker, Albert Singleton, Floyd Harris, and Little James Jordan, Jr.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Directing.
Letha S. Bryan
Atmore – Mrs. Letha S. Bryan, 88, of Walnut Hill passed away Sunday, May 15. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Bryan and Rev. Todd Bush officiating. Graveside services will follow in Walnut Hill Baptist Cemetery. The family received friends May 17 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bryan was co-owner of M.O. Bryan Grocery and Hardware for 49 years, born in McCullough on March 8, 1917 to the late Caleb and Martha Elizabeth Grant Murph. She was a former member of the First Assembly of God in Atmore where her father was a charter member. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church at Walnut Hill. She is preceded in death by her husband, M.O. Bryan. She is survived by one son, Ronald Kenneth Bryan and his wife, Annie, of Walnut Hill; one sister, Mildred Beck of Montgomery; a nice, Lillian Stanton and her husband, Hiram, of Pensacola; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Active Pallbearers are Rick Pearson, Obe Brown, Billy Holk, Billy Wright, Kenny Bryan, and Trent Hatcher. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Ward, Royce Ward, Jimmy Ward, Marshall Ward, and Gene Bryan.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of all arrangements.
Edith Juanita Scroggins
Atmore – Mrs. Edith Juanita Scroggins, 87, passed away Saturday, May 14. Funeral services were held Monday, May 16 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with President Andy Akins officiating. Graveside services followed at Johnson Cemetery.
Mrs. Scroggins was a native of Goodway, Ala., a former resident of Houston, Texas, for 30 years, and a resident of Atmore for the past 10 years. She attended the Atmore branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a member of the Ladies Relief Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Dero Scroggins. She is survived by three brothers, Floyd Johnson of Semirah Springs, Joseph Johnson of Columbus, Miss., and Dean Johnson of Goodway; and four sisters, Sarah Smith of Goodway, Colleen Maddox of Prattville, Helen Eadie of Tifton, Ga., and Joyce Akins of Booneville, Fla.

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