Published 7:59 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2006
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Jeffrey Grey Larrimore
BREWTON – Jeffrey Grey Larrimore, 75 passed away Saturday morning, December 31, at his home in Brewton, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Robinson Larrimore, four children: Theresia McInnis of Niceville, FL., (Married to John O. McInnis), David Jeffrey Larrimore, (Susan Teague), of Niceville, FL., Kieth Robin Larrimore, (Kathy Henry) of Marion, N.C., and Lee Covington Larrimore of Brewton, (Debbie Lancaster), his Mother, Bryce Jeffrey Larrimore of Brewton and Longwood FL, Two Sisters: Catherine Ponsell and Patricia Crosby, both of Longwood, FL. and one Brother, Dr. Len Larrimore, (Judy Rutledge) of Thomasville, AL. He has eight surviving grandchildren: John O. McInnis and Jeffrey McInnis, Dr. Ashley Larrimore-Brooks, Heath Joseph Larrimore, Ian Larrimore, Stephen Larrimore, Kristine Larrimore and Kandice Larrimore.
After graduating from Auburn, Jeffrey served in the US Air Force 1952-54 active duty, and four years in reserve. In 1954 he began working with VF Corporation as an Industrial Engineer in Jackson, AL and later Monroeville. He worked with Cluett-Peabody in Franklin, N.C., Athens, TN, Blue Ridge, GA, and Pennsylvania as Sr. Industrial Engineer for Cluett. In 1971, Jeffrey moved to Hammond, LA, where he was Vice President – Director of Manufacturing for San-Susee' Corp. Manufacturer of Lingerie in New Orleans, Ponchatula, Louisiana and South Mississippi. In 1976 he came to work for Judy Bond in Brewton as Sr. Industrial Engineer, and was Warehouse and Shipping Manager at the time of his retirement in June of 1995.
He has served on the Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church in Brewton, as trustee. He was also Sunday school teacher, and Choir Member at FUMC. He was a volunteer for American Red Cross in several disaster emergencies, and worked faithfully for 30+ years with Methodist Lay Witness Mission movement in all of the South East. He was on the Administrative Board of Save-A-Life. He served Hamden Ridge United Methodist Church for three years as Lay Pastor until his illness in Jan. 2005. His greatest desire was for every one to have their ticket…. their ticket, already fully paid for, to Heaven.
The family will have a Memorial Service to celebrate his life, Saturday January 7, at the First United Methodist Church on Belleville Ave, at 3:00 PM. Family and friends will have a time of fellowship following the Memorial Service.
The family request no flowers, but instead a memorial gift to First United Methodist Church (which will be used for Missions) or a memorial to the Methodist Children's home. Missions and Children's Home were his passion.
Latham Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of all arrangements.
Fred Mizeo Fisher
ATMORE – Mr. Fred Mizeo Fisher, 60 passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 at Mobile Infirmary. He was a native of Atmore and a resident of the Atmore for many years. He graduated from Escambia Training School in Atmore in 1963.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland Fisher and Celeste Cole Fisher; and grandparents, Eola Cole, Grady Cole and Fred Fisher.
He is survived by: two daughters, Althea Fisher and Diane Fisher both of Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; one son, Derryl Fisher of Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; two sisters, Carolyn Fisher and Chrishanda McNeal both of Atmore; two brothers, Joseph C. Fisher and Willie M. McNeal both of Atmore and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at Pleasant Hill Full Gospel in Atmore with Pastor Freddie Banks officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore. Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Hazel N. Alverson
ATMORE – Mrs. Hazel N. Alverson, age 79 of Atmore, died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at her residence after a long illness. She was a seamstress at Vanity Fair Mills.
Mrs. Alverson was born in Chilton County on May 17, 1926 to the late William Walt and Louise Bright Abbott. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Atmore and a Red Cross Volunteer as well as a pink lady at Atmore Community Hospital.
Her husband, Elmer Alverson, precedes her in death. Survivors are: three sons, Danny L. Alverson of Culman, Earnest M. Alverson of Robertsdale, and Roger D. Alverson of Atmore; one daughter, Janice Alverson of Atmore; one brother, Earnest Abbott of Ft. Walton, Fla.; two sisters, Mattielene Walker of Wetumpka and Mildred Abbott of Camden; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at 10 a. m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Roberson officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends, Wednesday evening at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Joy Austin York Christie
SAN ANTONIO – Mrs. Joy Austin York Christie, age 75 of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 1, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas. She was an interior designer, born to Rev. E. W. and Bedie Jordan Austin. She was formerly from Atmore and a member of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.
Her husband, Vann York, precedes her in death. Survivors are: three sons, John York, Eric York, and Vann York all of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Lisa York of Sun Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Austin, Jake, Bronson, Allison, Linsey, and Melony; and one sister, Verna Mae Bedsole of Atmore.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Grindle officiating. Graveside will follow at 2:45 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery in Repton. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc in charge of all arrangements.
Minnie Louise Presnall
BAY MINETTE – Mrs. Minnie Louise Presnall, age 102 died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at her daughter's home in Atmore. Mrs. Presnall was born in Rabun and was a resident of Bay Minette. She was a cashier (retired) with Beasley's Food mart for over 40 years.
Her husband, Gerald Presnall; her son, Buford Earl Aaron and her daughter, Bernice Lundberg, preceded Mrs. Presnall in death.
Two sons, James Augustus Aaron of Fairborn, Ohio and Alfred Presnall of Mobile; three daughters, Louise Cook of Atmore, Catherine Currie of Bay Minette, and Mae Gable of Mobile; 24 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren survive her.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Bay Minette with Dr. Henry Cox officiating. Interment followed at Dean Cemetery in Rabun.
Pallbearers were Richard Thome, Fredrick Lundberg, Steve Aaron, Stan Aaron, Tim Aaron and Richard Cooke. Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette made funeral arrangements.
Robert "Congo" "Butch" Steimle
Mr. Robert "Congo" " Butch" Steimle, 50, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2006 in Loxley, AL.
Mr. Steimle was a native of Ogden, UT, a former resident of San Diego, CA, and a resident of Loxley, AL for the past 12 years. He attended the Daphne Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, served mission for the church in Pusan, Korea, had attended Brigham Young University and was a member of the ACM Organization and Phi Phetta Kappa International Honor Society. Preceded in death by two Brothers, Dale Fernelius and Dennis Steimle.
Survivors include: his Wife, Valerie Steimle of Loxley, AL; five Sons, Isaac Steimle of Romania (church mission), Caleb Steimle, Eliot Steimle, Moses Steimle, and Henry Steimle, all of Loxley, AL; four Daughters, Sarah and Paul Richetto of Los Angeles, CA, Naomi Steimle of Los Angeles, CA, Tasha Steimle of Provo, UT, and Lydia Steimle of Loxley, AL; four Brothers, Peter Fernelius of Ft. Atkinson, WI, Jerry Fernelius of Payson, UT Jimmy Fernelius of Las Vegas, NV and Richard Steimle of Centerville, UT; and five Sisters, Esther Bouresky of San Diego, CA, Bonnie Stumph of Richfield, UT, Maxene Underwood of Provo, UT, Georgia Archibald of Salt Lake City, UT, and Elaine Steimle of Salt Lake City, UT.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. at the Daphne Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Daphne, AL with Bishop Richard Whatley officiating and Petty/Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2006 between 6:00 and 7:00 P.M. at the Daphne Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Burial will be held in Uintah Cemetery in Uintah, UT.
Pallbearers will be Caleb Steimle, Eliot Steimle, Nathan Jergens, Doug Amare, John Quinlley and Ernie Winberg.
Walter Bernard Bass
FLOMATON – Mr. Walter Bernard Bass, 91 of Flomaton died Dec. 28, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Bass was retired Chief in United States Navy.
One son, Jimmy Bass, preceded Mr. Bass in death. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Carr Bass and one stepdaughter, Paula Hammond of Flomaton.
Graveside services were held on Dec. 31, 2005 at the Bass Memorial Cemetery in Frisco City. Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
ATMORE – Mr. Charlie Leslie, 92 passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Atmore Nursing Care Center. Services to be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel.