Published 4:37 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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Myrtice Chisolm Cody
ATMORE – Mrs. Myrtice Cody, 75, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at Atmore Community Hospital.
Mrs. Cody was born on Nov. 11, 1929 in Atmore. Her parents were, Pralo and Julia Chisolm. She graduated from Escambia County Training School in Atmore and the former Alabama State Teachers College where she obtained a B. S. degree. She later received her Master's Degree in Mathematics at Jackson State University and Penn State.
Mrs. Cody was a faithful member of Gaines Chapel and was a member of the Steward board, Stewardess Board, a church schoolteacher and Women's Missionary Society.
She shared her life with a caring and devoted husband, Arthur Cody, a son, Alfred (Sandra) Chisolm, a goddaughter, Nancy (Jerry) Thicklin all of Atmore; three step daughters, Grace Ethel Cody, Sheila Cody Darby of Detroit, Mich.; Carol Cody of Fayetteville, N. C.; four grandchildren, Joshua and Jaquan of Atmore; Keith of Shreveport, La.; Julia of Atlanta, Ga.; six great grandchildren; a very special cousin Wanda "Jean" America of Bay Minette; her church family, especially Corine Beasley; a host of relatives and special friends.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church in Atmore. Interment followed in Stallworth Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Jones, Patrick Finley, Shawn Finley, George Knott, Clifford Knott, and Robert L. Beasley. Flower Bearers were former students, classmates, missionaries and friends. Christian Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Linda Marie Hall
DAVISVILLE – Miss Linda Marie Hall, 56, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at a Pensacola hospital.
Miss Hall was a native of Davisville, Fla., and was a resident of Pensacola for the past 25 years. She attended the Baptist church.
Her father, Howard Hall and a sister, Wanda Hall, preceded her in death.
Survivors include: her mother, Dorothy Hall of Davisville, Fla., three brothers, Dempsey Hall and Charles Hall of Davisville, Fla., and Eugene Hall of Enon, Fla; and seven sisters, Margie Chunn of Atmore, Ruby Waller of Brewton, Lynn Smith of Hartsford, Debbie Youngblood of Jay, Fla., Elizabeth Conway of Little Rock, Ala., Missie Stiles of Davisville, Fla., and Jana Bartley of Little Rock, Ala.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21st at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Gibson officiating. Burial followed at Pinebarren Cemetery. Pallbearers were Phillip Moore, Jeremy Morris, Jeremy McBride, Earl Youngblood, Gary Waller and Neal Smith.
Zeana Jordan
ATMORE – Mr. Zeana Jordan, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at Atmore Community Hospital. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Holy Community Center in Atmore with Rev. Jimmy C. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel is officiating.
James Edward Fleeton
CENTURY – Mr. James Edward Fleeton, 51, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
He was a native and resident of Century, Fla. Mr. Fleeton was a member of Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church of Century, Fla. He was a construction laborer.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Thomas Fleeton, Sr. and Ruby Fleeton; two brothers, Thomas Fleeton, Jr. and Marshall Fleeton.
He is survived by six sisters: Georgia Sanders and Meral Riverol both of Cocoa, Fla., Ruby Lowe of Rilto, Calif., Bettie Griggs, Olivia Fleeton and Debbie Fleeton all of Century, Fla.; two brothers, Eugene Brown of Panama City, Fla. and Willie Fleeton of Elizabeth, N. J.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church in Century, Fla. with the Rev. Leonard Watson and Elder Kenneth Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Century Cemetery in Century, Fla.
Lexanna Edwards Locke
ATMORE – Mrs. Lexanna Edwards Locke, 86, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at Atmore Nursing Care Center.
She was born on Oct. 1, 1919 in Monroeville to the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert and Ella Edwards. Locke was the fifth child of five girls.
She confessed Christ as her personal savior and united with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Later in the years she united with the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two sisters, Emma B. Edwards, of Mobile, and Ella Edwards of Albany, N.Y.; a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, a favorite nephew, Donald Jefferson, and other relatives and friends; special friends, Mae Bell Robinson and Ann Carter.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Christian Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were her nephews and great nephews. Flower bearers were her nieces and great nieces. Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Erma S. Rigby
OAK GROVE – Mrs. Erma S. Rigby, 85, of Oak Grove, Fla. died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 in Atmore. She was a homemaker, born in McCullough on January 23, 1920 to the late James Bryant and Lillie Hall Smith.
A brother, Alton Smith and a sister, Ira Biggs, precede her in death.
Survivors are: her husband of 60 years, J. D. Rigby of Oak Grove, Fla.; two sons, Jesse W. Rigby and wife Margo of Pensacola, Fla. and Ronald B. Rigby and wife Suzanne of McDavid, Fla.; one daughter, Jackie Darby and husband Billy of Oak Grove, Fla.; one sister, Ethel Norton of Atmore; six grandchildren, Cindy Lee and husband James, Danny Rigby, Dena Rigby, Joey Darby and wife Jolie, Stephen Rigby and wife Samantha, Adam Rigby and wife Marti; two step grandchildren, David Talboy and Jennifer Holt and husband Creighton; one great grandchild, two step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 from the Johnson – Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Chewning officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be, Danny Rigby, Joey Darby, Stephen Rigby, Adam Rigby, James Lee, and David Talboy. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Association, 4350 Gobbler Road, Century, Fla. 32535. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

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