Published 12:07 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2005

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Mattie Pearl Slay
NOKOMIS – Mrs. Mattie Pearl Slay, 97, of Nokomis passed away Wednesday, July 13.
Mrs. Slay was a native of Marengo County, but was a resident of Atmore for 93 years. She was a member of Pine Level Primitive Baptist Church and a Quilting Club. Mrs. Slay was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Slay, Sr.; two sons, Alvin Slay Jr., and Roy Slay; one daughter, Genevieve Slay; four brothers, Archie James, Dennis James, Herman James, and Arthur James; and one sister, France Lambert.
She is survived by her son, Norman Slay of Houston, Texas; her daughter, Thelma Albert of Atmore; her brother, Alvin James of Warner Robbins, Ga.; three sisters, Alice Cochran of Atmore, Sybil Baldwin of Riverside, Calif., and Louise Thomley of Macon, Ga.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a very special friend, Mildred Jones of Atmore.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16 at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Elder Jim Sanders officiating. Graveside services followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family received friends Friday at Eastside Chapel.
Joe America, Jr.
ATMORE – Mr. Joe America, Jr., 61, of Atmore passed away Monday, July 4.
Mr. America was born August 1, 1943, to the late Annie America White in Wilcox County. He attended the Escambia County Training School of Atmore. He accepted Christ as his savior at an early age. He attended various churches of his choice.
He is survived by a devoted step-father, Monroe White of Atmore; six children, Darryl D. Evans of Atlanta, Ga., Andria J. America, Joe America III, and Eric E. America, all of Bay Minette, Tamekia McCants and Jerome McCants, both of Atmore, and Demetrius America of Huntsville; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9, at Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with Rev. Joe Hayes officiating. Graveside services followed at Luscious Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sylvester James, Walter Evans, Orange America, Jack Tucker, Henry Tucker, and Andrew Crenshaw.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Atmore.
LeRoy Williams
BIRMINGHAM – Mr. LeRoy Williams, 63, of Atmore passed away Tuesday, July 12 at U.A.B. Hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16 at Christian Memorial Funeral Chapel in Atmore. Graveside services followed in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore. The family received friends Friday, July 15 at Christian Memorial Funeral Home.
Edna Fleming Reeves
CASTLEBERRY – Mrs. Edna Fleming Reeves, 75, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at her residence in Castleberry after an extended illness.
She was a native of Coffee County and a resident of Castleberry for the past 57 years. She was a retired seamstress with Judy Bond Fashions and a member of the London Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Reeves.
She is survived by her four sons, Ronald (Linda) Reeves of Brewton, Jimmy (Beverly) Reeves of Monroeville, Terry (Carolyn) Reeves of Cantonment, Fla., and Ricky (Susan) Reeves of Castleberry; one brother, Dean Fleming of Polk City, Fla.; two sisters, Jo Ann Tucker and Janice Rowe, both of Polk City; seven grandchildren, Jeff Reeves, Josh Reeves, Heather Carlton, Aja Tilley, Susanne Coleman, Jeremy Reeves and Chase Reeves; two great-grandchildren and a dear friend, Evelyn Lanier of Castleberry.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at London Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy White and the Rev. Shannon Arnold officiating. Burial followed at Baggett's Chapel Cemetery in the Belleville community with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were the grandchildren.
Ruby Clyde Pryor
BREWTON – Mrs. Ruby Clyde Pryor, 92, died Friday, July 1, 2005. She was a native of Georgiana and a longtime resident of Brewton. She was a member of Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church and she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Pryor.
She is survived by one daughter, Catherine Washington; four sons, Bob "Bobby" Pryor, Clifford "Jimmy" (Mary) Pryor, Leslie "Butch" Pryor and Rickey (Jackie) Pryor; her stepmother, Eula Powell; her dear niece, Mae Lula Benson of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at Baptist Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. S.C. Tucker officiating. Burial followed at Baptist Hill Cemetery with Presley-Fluker Funeral Home directing.

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