Published 11:09 am Monday, June 27, 2005

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Charles Wayne Phillips
HUXFORD – Mr. Charles Wayne Phillips, 63, of Huxford passed away Wednesday, June 22 in Huxford. There will be no funeral or burial services. The family received friends Friday, June 24 at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Mr. Phillips was a native of Little River and a resident of Huxford for the past 30 years. He was retired from the Fountain Corrections Center after 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Nell Phillips of Huxford; two sons, Darryl Phillips of Range and Tommy Phillips of Huxford; his daughter, Sherry Posten of Carbon Hill; six brothers, Donald Ray Phillips of Semirah Springs, Frank Phillips of Tuscaloosa, Bill Phillips of Little River, Jerry Phillips of Cullman, Murray Phillips of Little River, and Jimmy Phillips of Booneville; three sisters, Ernestine Roberts of Uriah, Judy Peak of Bay Minette, and Myrtle Daszchek of Elberta; five grandchildren; and his uncle, Joe Phillips of Little River.
Grace Hovell
PENSACOLA – Grace Hovell, 93, of Pensacola passed away Wednesday, June 22.
Mrs. Hovell was born in Stedman to the late Neely and Nettie Martin. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Franklin Hovell; a daughter, Linda Martin and her husband, Bill Parrott, of Pensacola; two sisters, Edna Barrentine and her husband Cliff, and Gladys Middleton and her husband, Haskew, of Atmore; eight nieces, Kim Woodham, Debbie Stacey, Karen Martin, Beverly Morley, Pam Middleton, Nancie del Real, Mary Hilmer, and Cecilia Jacobs; and three nephews, Doug Martin, Bob Middleton, and Jim Stacey.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home of Pensacola is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Wayne Boutwell
FLOMATON – Mr. Jerry Wayne Boutwell, 51, of Flomaton passed away Thursday, June 23. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 25 at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Malcolm Harrelson officiating. Graveside services followed at Godwin Cemetery. The family received friends Friday, June 24 at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Mr. Boutwell was a native of Atmore and a resident of Flomaton for the past 15 years. He attended the Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and Mary Boutwell, a son, Jeremy Delane Boutwell, a brother, Donald Wayne Boutwell, and a sister, Mary Ellen Roberson. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Christelle Boutwell of Flomaton; three sons, Randell Wayne Boutwell, Marcus Joseph Boutwell, and Terrell Wade Boutwell, all of Atmore; his daughter, Sandra Darlene Earl of Atmore; three stepsons, Tommy Sheets of Bratt, and William Daniel Sheets and Everette Sheets, both of Atmore; his stepdaughter, Angela Jeanette Sheets of Bratt; four brothers, Cleveland Jefferson Boutwell, Wilburn Cecil Boutwell of Portland, Ore., Ed Rufus Boutwell of Pemberton, N.J., and Chester Eugene Boutwell of Nokomis; five sisters, Nancy Lee Barbarow of Perdido, Lucille Wright of Evergreen, Daisy Mae Colvin of Flomaton, Shirley Barbee of Mobile, and Elizabeth Christine Long of Flomaton; and 20 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Donald Wright, Michael Harrelson, Leslie Barnes, Bobby Waller, William Sheets, and Roy Mosley. Honorary pallbearers will be Grover Barnes, Benjamin Boutwell, and Sherman Barnes.
James Cecil
McElhaney, Sr.
ATMORE – Peacefully, on Sunday, June 19, 2005, James Cecil McElhaney, Sr., of Bratt, Fla., passed away at Atmore Community Hospital at the age of 87 years.
Cecil is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mable, his daughter, Betty McDill and husband Jim, daughter Sharon Bryan and husband Bill, son Jimmy McElhaney and wife, Judi, son Jerry McElhaney and wife, Gleda, and daughter Vicki Cook and husband Tim.
"Grandpa" will also lovingly be remembered by his 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Cecil was proud to have served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II from 1941-45.
In 1962, Cecil's dedication to his work as a farmer won his family the title of "Farm Family of the Year", and in 1984 he was presented an award for "Outstanding Service to Rural Escambia County". Cecil was a trustee of Godwin Cemetery for 30 years and was formerly a director of the Escambia County Farm Bureau.
Cecil was a loyal member of Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church in Bratt, Fla., where he served as a trustee for 25 years. Cecil was a dedicated husband and father, but above all, he was a servant to his Lord.
Known for his infectious charisma and craft for story-telling, Cecil filled the lives of many with love and admiration. Cecil loved the Atlanta Braves, the pecan harvest, and fishing, but the joy of his life was his family; which he constantly declared was "the finest in the United States".
The viewing was held Tuesday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson and Quimby Funeral Home, 1322 S. Main St. in Atmore; and a memorial service was held Wednesday, June 22 at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church at 10 a.m.
Pallbearers included his grandsons John McDill, Jonathan Bryan, Joshua McElhaney, Chris McElhaney, Jordan Cook, Adam Dawe, Ricky Payne, and Derek Townley. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Norris, Douglas Morgan, David Gibson, David Johnson, Jack Stewart, John McCall, Roy Glenn Ward, and Lawrence Cooper.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.

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