Published 2:26 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2005

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Kenneth Wilson Cunningham
DAPHNE – Mr. Kenneth Wilson Cunningham, 76, a native of Tennessee, long-time resident of Atmore, AL and current resident of Daphne, AL, died Sunday, Sept. 4,2005.
The only child of John Henry Cunningham and Janie Waggoner Cunningham, he grew up in Fayetteville, TN; Louisville, KY; Walnut Hill, FL; and Atmore, AL.
"Tennessee", as he was called, was a graduate of Escambia County High School where he was a three-year letterman with the still celebrated Barnes Boys, Blue Devil football team. Ken was also a graduate of East Mississippi Junior College and Larkin Business School of Brewton. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in the 711th AAA Gun Battalion during the Korean War. He went on to be a partner in J. H. Cunningham and Son Insurance and Real Estate (later Cunningham and Co., Inc.) and earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of South Alabama. He was a regional and local planner with the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission and retired in 1993 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District's Real Estate Management Section.
Ken was a former Director and President of the University of South Alabama Alumni Association, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Jaycees, a former scout leader, and served in his churches in Atmore and Daphne, AL.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Lee Waters Cunningham, Daphne, AL; two sons, Guy E. Cunningham, Des Moines, IA, and Glen A. Cunningham (Rhonda Wilson Wall), Spanish Fort, AL; two grandchildren, Alaina Beth Wall and Clint Tyler Wall, Spanish Fort, AL; two nephews, William J. Waters, Pensacola, FL and Richard L. Waters, Arlington Heights, IL; three great-nieces, one great-nephew and other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at Clear Springs United Methodist Cemetery in Gateswood, AL at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of South Alabama Cancer Research Center, 307 University Blvd., Mobile, AL 36688
Dr. Robert Lee Norman
GEORGIA – Dr. Robert Lee (Bob) Norman, 74, of Thomasville, GA died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at Archbold Memorial Hospital.
He was born to parents, James R. (Jim) Norman and Annie Smith on Sept. 18, 1931 in Grady County, GA. He married Marian O'Neal Culp on March 1, 1955 in Thomasville, GA. Dr. Norman is a veteran of the U. S. Army, Koran Conflict. He was the pastor of Gateway Baptist Church in Thomasville, GA.
His parents and two brothers, John L. Norman and Frank Norman, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Marian C. Norman, Thomasville, AL; two daughters, Delores and Billy Gray, Bainbridge, GA, and DeeDee and Donald Wilson, Thomasville, GA; one son, Dwight David Norman of Robertsdale, AL; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geri Ruis, Tallahassee, FL, Doris Williams, Rome, TX; and one brother, Ron Norman of Rome, TX
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville, GA. Burial followed at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Rev. Lynn Massey, Rev. Otis Thames and Rev. Denton Headrick officiated. Pallbearers were: Wendell Peacock, David Norman, Frankie Norman, Walt Williams, Danny Williams and Pryor Connell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gateway Baptist Church Building Fund, 1020 Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA 31792
Joseph Thames
ATMORE – Mr. Joseph Thames, 95, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at Atmore Community Hospital. He was a native of Atmore in the Freemanville Community. The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 from noon to 8 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Atmore, AL. Funeral Services will be Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gillard Baptist Church in Atmore, AL. Rev. Brooks from Nashville, TN. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore, Al.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Marleen Carole Harmon
ATMORE – Mrs. Marleen Carole Harmon, 63, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at a local hospital.
Mrs. Harmon was a native of Springfield, MA and a resident of Atmore for the past 25 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, retired employee form the Honeywell Corporation, a past den mother, a 4-H leader and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Atmore.
Survivors include: her husband, Marshall Harmon of Atmore; her mother, Mary Hammon of Atmore; four sons, Marshall Harmonic and Dusty Harmon, both of Atmore, Clinton Harmon of Brooksville, FL and Audi Barton of Andalusia; two daughters, Kelly and Perry Barrett of Atmore and Lauri and Greg Rolin of Atmore; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lou Anne Massaro of Gainesville, FL.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Neomia L. Osby
BREWTON – Mrs. Neomia L. Osby, 74, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at Baptist Hospital. She was a native and life-long resident of Brewton, AL. Osby was a member of First Shady Grove Baptist Church in Brewton, AL. She served on the churches courtesy committee.
She is preceded in death by her spouse, J. D. Osby; her Father and Mother, James Henry Lovelace and Jessie Floyd Lovelace; five siblings and one son, Fredrick R. Osby.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Vera) Edward James of Detroit, MI., Junious (Ada) James, Jr. of Pensacola, FL and Willie Frank (Valeria) Osby of Pollard, AL; one sister, Hattie Cordell, Brewton, AL; and four brothers, James Henry Lovelace, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Willie Lovelace of Pensacola, FL, Berl Lee (Darlene) Lovelace of Silver Spring, MD, and Earnest Lovelace of Detroit, MI, eight grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 at Second Shady Grove Missionary
Baptist Church in Brewton, AL. Pastor Ruel Floyd officiating. Burial followed at Second Shady Grove Cemetery in Brewton, AL.
Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Carl Mitchell, Sr.
ATMORE – Mr. James Carl Mitchell, Sr., 79, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at his residence. He was a native of Monroeville, AL and a resident of Atmore, AL. He was a Chain Saw operator at Scott Paper Company.
His mother and father, Rosie Findley Mitchell and Ben Mitchell, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Ida Pearl Mitchell of Atmore, AL; five daughters, Barbara Mitchell, Mary Alice Jewel Mitchell, Annie (Otis) Dailey, Linda Faye Crook, and Deborah (Abe) Bishop, all of Atmore, AL.; five sons, James Carl (Dorothy) Mitchell, Jr., Ben Mitchell, Lloyd Mitchell, and David (Iris Jean) Mitchell, all of Atmore, AL, Robert (Evelyn) Mitchell of Brewton, AL; three brothers, Homer Mitchell of Atmore, AL, Andrew J. Mitchell of Jackson, AL, Melvin (Catherine) Mitchell of Pensacola, FL; thirty-two grandchildren and fifty-six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Power Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore, AL. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore, AL. Minister Timothy Craft and Apostle Bruce Armstead are officiating. Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Fred Alton Luker, Jr.
TEXAS – Mr. Fred Alton Luker, Jr., a native of Atmore, AL and resident of Willis, TX died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Luker was a retired construction superintendent. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Qualls Luker and Jean Luker; his parents, Fred A. Luker, Sr. and Mary Corrina Luker of Atmore and a sister, Nettie Bly Cates.
He is survived by four children, one son, Jerry A. Luker ( Laura) of Conroe, TX; three daughters, Peggy Luker Rowley, (Roy) and Patty Luker Davis, (Jerry) of Atmore, and Debra Charalene Luker of Conroe, TX; six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Survivors also include one sister, Minnie Woodson of Atmore, AL and one brother, Milton Luker of Chickasaw, AL.
A memorial visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Amercian Cancer Society in memory of Mary Qualls Luker.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Winniece Henry
CENTURY – Mrs. Winniece Henry, 66, died at her residence in Century, FL on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. Mrs. Henry was a member of the Community Church of Christ in Atmore, AL.
Her husband, Floyd Henry and one son, Rodger Dale Rodgers, preceded Mrs. Henry in death. She is survived by five daughters, Sheila Rodgers of Summerdale, AL, Denise Johnson of Atmore, AL, Doris Kelly of Milton, FL, Diane Ward of Cantonment, FL, Sara Henry of Pensacola, FL; three brothers, Herman Clemmons, Robert Clemmons, and Donnie Clemmons all of Baldwin Co.; four sisters, Ida Mae Cooper of Albany, GA, Inez Weaver, Dorothy Vick, and Alice Carver of Baldwin Co.; sixteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Atmore Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Edna Earl Barnes and Rev. Benny Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. service time. Pallbearers will be Jason Barber, Mike Gandy, Donny Henry, Josh Wearren, Jim Lovell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Goyln Harms, Danny Weaver, Jeff Bradberry. Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Faith Nicole Bailey
Infant Faith Nicole Bailey of Atmore died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 in Monroeville.
Survivors include her father, Timothy Bailey; mother, Robin Boatwright; maternal grandparents, Marshall Boatwright and May and Faye Dees Powell and Gary; paternal grandparents Larry and Donna Bailey; sister, Brianna Bailey; aunts Amanda Boatwright and Stephanie Bailey and uncle, Larry Jr. Bailey, all of Atmore.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2005 in New Home Cemetery at Poarch.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.

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