Published 10:43 pm Thursday, March 2, 2006

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Mack Roberson
MCCULLOUGH – Mr. Mack Roberson, 71, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 in Mobile. Mr. Roberson was a native of McCullough and a resident of Mobile for the past 45 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Roberson, a daughter, Wanda Sue Jones, and a son, William Mack Roberson, Jr.
Survivors include: three daughters, Mary Ann McArdle, Annette McIntyre, and Janette Roberson all of Mobile; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Coley Roberson of Texas; and a sister, Joyce Whatley of Atmore.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Malcolm Harrelson officiating. Burial will follow at McCullough Cemetery.
Visitation will be held tonight, March 1, 2006 between 5 and 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jesse McIntyre, Paul Jeffrey Hinton, Donald Eugene Wright, Anthony Guillotte, Jeff Nichols and Randy Whatley.
Pearl Boatwright
CENTURY – Mrs. Pearl Boatwright of Century, Fla., born in Atmore on Nov. 4, 1923 to Arthur and Carrie Bell Mayo Sellers, Sr., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Jay Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Jean Day Boatwright, her parents, Arthur and Carrie Bell Sellers, two brothers, Arthur Sellers, Jr. and Joe Frank Sellers, two sisters, Mary Sellers and Ralphine Morrow and three grandchildren.
She is survived by four sons, Billy and Diane Boatwright, Charles Boatwright (currently on active duty in Iraq), Douglas Boatwright, and Wayne Boatwright, all of Century, Fla; five daughters, Glorie Jean and Ray Lawson of Century, Judy and David Tillery of Atmore, Margie Knowles of Brewton, Sue and Charles Walston of Century, and Kathy and Donald Walston of Pensacola, Fla; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Aubrey "Toab" and Jackie Sellers of Atmore; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Wallace Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Beulah Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dewey Bondurant, Jay Rhoades, George Chavers, Rodney Grimes, Joe Brantley and Wink Killam.
Bobby Knight
CENTURY – Mr. Bobby Knight, 57, of Century passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at Jay Hospital.
Mr. Knight was a native of Greenville, and a resident of Century, Fla. for many years. He was a member of Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church in Century, Fla. and a truck driver for USA Cement Company in Atmore.
Mr. Knight's mother, Bernice Knight Smiley; father, George Smiley, Sr and brother, Larris Lydell Smiley, preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his wife, Alberta Knight; daughters, Veronica (George) Dubose, Wanda (Jettrey) Taylor, Trina Knight and Donneice (Mandrick) Hall, all of Century, Fla.; nine sisters, Mary Alice Smiley (Charlie) Grice, Janice Smiley, Vanessa Smiley and Mona Smiley, all of Century, Fla., Linda Smiley (Allen) Dortch and Jerlynne Smiley (Cecil) Hudson, both of Atmore, Joyce Smiley Triplett, Rosa Smiley and Jacqulin Smiley, all of Detroit, Mich.; brother, George Smiley Jr. and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church in Century, Fla. with the Rev. Leonard Watson officiating. Burial followed at Century Cemetery in Century.
A public visitation was held from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church Chapel. Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Louise Morris Durrett
ATLANTA – Mrs. Ralph D. Durrett (the former Louise Morris) died on Feb. 24, 2006 in Atlanta, Ga., following a bout with lung cancer.
Durrett, a native Mobilian, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Morris (the former Alma Farrell), and was a 1947 graduate of Visitation Academy.
Durrett moved with her husband to Atmore in 1956 where they raised a family and were active in St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. She returned to Mobile in 1996 and was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Ralph Durrett; and her brothers, Roberts B. Morris and Edward Norville Morris; and her sister, Mary Jane Penny.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Robert J. Eckert (the former Helen Morris) of Mobile, and children, R. Paul Durrett of Washington, D. C., Mary Alma Durrett of Decatur, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Ross L. Self (the former Nancy Durrett) and their daughter, all of Lexington, S. C.
A Rosary will be recited in her memory at Portier Place at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2. A memorial mass will be said at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3 at St. Ignatius Church in Mobile.
Durrett's body was donated to Emory University Medical School. Memorial gifts are requested to be given to Catholic Charities in Mobile or to the American Cancer Society.

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