Published 6:12 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Harry Lazenby Weaver
BREWTON – Mr. Harry Lazenby Weaver, 92 of Brewton, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005. Mr. Weaver was a native of Forest Home and a resident of Brewton since the age of 13 coming from Camden. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brewton since 1927.
Mr. Weaver graduated from T.R. Miller High School in 1930, Birmingham Southern College, AB, in 1935 and Auburn University, MS, in 1948. He worked for the Escambia County Alabama School System for 46 years having served 22 of those years as a principal and teacher and 24 years as County Superintendent of Education having been elected four times and appointed eight years.
Mr. Weaver was instrumental in securing the passage of the Oil Severance tax for Escambia County and Brewton City Schools. He was named Superintendent Emeritus of Escambia County and given office space in the County Board of Education for life upon his retirement in 1981.
Mr. Weaver's father, Oliver C. Weaver, Sr., also served as Escambia County Superintendent of Education for 28 years. Mr. Weaver also served as Brewton's Man of the Year in 1981.
Mr. Weaver is survived by one son, Dr. Harry T. and Sarah Weaver of Albuquerque, N. M. and their children, Harry Jr., Catherine, and Don; two daughters, Elaine W. Sites of Pensacola, Fla., and her children, Robby, Summer, and Richard; Martha and Kenneth Corbin of Brewton and their children, Sandra, Dena, Kellie, and Katie; two brothers, Dr. O. C. Weaver, Jr. of Birmingham and Luther H. Weaver of Gainesville, Ga.; two sisters, Edna Carmichael of Salisbury, N. C. and Lucille W. Baldwin of Branford, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
His wife of 68 years, Alice Brooks Weaver, a grandson, Travis M. Busey, Jr., and a sister, Ruth Simonton, preceded Mr. Weaver in death.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Brewton with Dr. Ed Glaize officiating with burial in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harry L. Weaver Scholarship Fund at Bank Trust, P. O. Box 469, Brewton, Ala. 36426. Cravers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jimmie Edwin Gunter, Sr.
MCDAVID – Mr. Jimmie Edwin Gunter, Sr., 70, of McDavid, Fla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 at his home.
Mr. Gunter was a native of Pensacola, Fla., but had been a member of the McDavid community for some 50 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Century and was the Chief of the McDavid Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bowman Gunter of McDavid, Fla.; two sons, Jimmie Edwin "Eddie" (Vicki) Gunter, Jr. of McDavid, Fla., and Lee (Susan) Gunter of Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Ava (Alan) Cole of Dothan; one brother, Carl V. Gunter of McDavid, Fla.; three sisters, Nancy Darby of McDavid, Fla., Barbara Ryals of Bratt, Fla., and Peggy Barrow of Century, Fla.; and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 at the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Keese, Rev. Brad Johnson and Rev. Jim Flint officiating. Interment followed at Ray's Chapel Cemetery in Bogia, Fla. Pall Bearers were the members of the McDavid Volunteer Fire Department. Flomaton Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Joe Morgan
CENTURY – Mr. Joe Morgan, 73 passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 at Jay Hospital. He was a native of Fort Deposit and was a resident of Century, Fla. for many years. Mr. Morgan attended church at Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by mother and father, Lizzie and Jim Morgan; sisters, Teresa Lowe and Lottie Armstrong; one brother, Willie Cook.
He is survived by his daughter, Katie Ruth Tims of Atmore; devoted niece, Myrtis Knight of Century, Fla.; devoted great niece, Jacenna Womack of Century, Fla.' and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church in Century, Fla., with the Rev. Leonard Watson officiating. Burial will follow in the Century Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at Turner Funeral Chapel from 2 to 8:30 p.m. The body will lie in the church two hours before the service. Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Archie McNeely Franklin
DOTHAN – Mr. Archie McNeely Franklin, 80 died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2005 at Extendicare in Dothan.
Mr. Franklin was born on July 14, 1925 to the late Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Franklin of Pensacola, Fla.
One son, Joe Franklin, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Franklin of Dothan; two sons, Jimmy Franklin of Dothan, Jerry Franklin of Petaluma, Ca.; one daughter, Jean Breaden of Tallahassee, Fla., three grandsons, Joey, Zane, and Buddy Franklin, five granddaughters, Wendy, Tina, Jessica, Katie, and Suzanna Franklin, and one great grandson, Lane Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at Bratt Assembly of God Church in Bratt, Fla. Burial will follow at Godwin Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. The family request that flowers be omitted, but donations may be made.
John H. Payne
NEW YORK – Mr. John H. Payne, 66 died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 in Albany, N. Y. Mr. Payne was a former resident of Atmore. Turner Funeral Chapel will announce services.
Jerome Smith
ATMORE – Mr. Jerome Smith, 59 of Atmore, died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 at North Baldwin Hospital in Bay Minette. Turner Funeral Home will announce services.

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