Published 1:57 am Monday, May 8, 2006

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Mable L. Jeter
WALNUT HILL – Mrs. Mable L. Jeter, age 91 of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Thursday May 4, 2006 in Atmore.
She was a homemaker, born in Escambia County, Fla., on April 8, 1915 to the late Edward and Ethel Nichols Ledkins.
Her husband, Floyd B. Jeter, a son, Floyd Charles Jeter and one great grandson, Andy Jeter, precedes her in death.
Survivors are two sons, Rayford Jeter and wife, Margaret of Walnut Hill, Fla., Vernon Jeter and wife, Susan of Bratt, Fla.; one brother, Ronald Ledkins of Lottie; twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 3 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Godwin Cemetery in Bratt, Fla. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Eugene Jackson
OHIO – Eugene Jackson, 66, departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, April 14, 2006 after a long illness. Our blessed Lord said, "Lift up your head on ye gates and be ye lifted up ye ever lasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come: who is this King of Glory the Lord strong and mighty, he is the King of Glory."
Eugene Jackson, son of the late Richard and Mary Jackson was born on September 30, 1940 in Freemanville, which is now Atmore. Eugene Jackson joined the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age. He graduated from Escambia County High School. As a youth, he loved to play basketball. He was a "Good Samaritan," which started from his early years of life, always caring, and helping to assist others.
"If you think about what you ought to do for other people, then your character will take care of itself," by poet Woodrow Wilson.
Eugene moved to Akron, Ohio in 1965. He worked for Barefoot Sole Company for many years, Richard Smith Construction Company, and worked part time for the Akron Public Library as a Security Officer, until his health failed. Eugene loved to bowl. He was an avid bowler in the TNBA Akron State League for a number of years.
Eugene will always be remembered for his million-dollar smile, cheerful spirit and his kind heart of helping and giving.
Brother, Ulyssee Jackson; sister, Willie Bell Jackson; brother, Earl Jackson and James R. Jackson; mother, Mary Magdalene Jackson and father, Richard Jackson, preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memories his sisters, Lizzie Mae (Jethro) Dailey of Atmore, Catherine Deloney of Roxbury, Mass.; brothers, Nathaniel Jackson of Atlanta, Ga., Willie (Earther) Jackson; sister-in-law, Jessie Jackson (Earl) of Akron, Ohio; and his devoted and best friends, Fletcher Menefee, Elbert Cox, Josephine Jackson, Veronica Humeert, Ryland Williams, Coplon Becton, Gridley, and Diane Burly. He leaves a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Somerville Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio on Friday, April 21, 2006 followed by internment at Glendale Cemetery. Pallbearers and flower bearers were family and friends.
Thomas Taylor Wiggins Jr.
TEXAS – Mr. Thomas Taylor Wiggins Jr, age 69, passed away on Dec. 14, 2005 in Liberty, Texas.
Mr. Wiggins was the son of Dr. Thomas Taylor Wiggins, grandson of Soloman and Caroline Hammac. He attended Murphy High School and Auburn University. He lived in the Foshee Community with his first wife, Joan King Wiggins of Atmore, and worked at Container Corporation until 1968. He was an avid coon hunter.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sandy Wiggins; children, Gina Wiggins Philllips, Cynthia Wiggins Edmonds, Thomas Taylor Wiggins III, and Nina Gonzales; grandchildren, Amy Fennell, William Phillips, Jodi Edmonds, Jennifer Edmonds Carey, John Christopher Hollingsworth, Thomas Taylor Wiggins, IV, Travis Gonzalez, Bethany Gonzales; great grandchildren, Tiler Aeppli, Hunter Fennell, Brandon Fennell, Hayden Fennell, Ledgyn Santana, Legacie Santana, and London Carey.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Pollard Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Finklea officiating. Craver's Funeral Home is directing.
Loretta Vaughan Cox
LOUISIANA – Loretta Vaughan Cox, 66 of Many, La., and formerly of Walnut Hill, Fla., beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, and friend passed away on April 29, 2006 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband, James Ronald Cox of Many, La.; two sons, James Edward Cox of Ardmore, Okla., and Ronald Patrick Cox of Van Vicck; one daughter and son-in-law Lora Cox Thompson and Dickie of Markham; three granddaughters Brittany Jade Cox, Heather Elaine Cox and Tyler Marie Cox; two grandsons Heath Thompson and Cody Thompson; two great grandchildren Kennedy and Reagan Thompson of Van Vleck; brother and sister-in-law D.B. and Janice Vaughan of Amarillo and sister Patricia Vaughan Solomon and husband, Preston of Florida. Her parents John Dewey and Lucy Lora Thomas Vaughan and a brother John Henry Vaughan preceded her in death.
Loretta was born in Hurricane Creek, Fla., on Jan. 30, 1940 and later moved with her husband to Van Vleck. In May of 1977 she graduated from the University of Houston in Victoria with a degree in Elementary Education. In September of 1977, Loretta began her teaching career at Van Vleck ISD and remained there until her retirement in May 1998. She coached the girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team in 1980. She was an exceptional and dedicated science teacher. She never missed an opportunity to participate in workshops offered in our area to help children that loved science as much as she did. The Matagorda County Soil and Conservation District awarded Loretta Teacher of the Year. That same year the Area 3 Soil Conservation Districts awarded her the runner-up Teacher of the Year.
David Durham, former principal of E. Rudd Intermediate and former superintendent of Van Vleck ISD, had this to say about Loretta, "While you have found a home, you have evolved into a shining star for Van Vleck Intermediate School. And, the best is yet to come!"
Funeral services were held May 2, 2006 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City with Rev. Chester Sassman and Billy Christmas officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers were Lance O'Neill, Michael Grisham, John Ashcraft, Kenneth Vaughan, Bryan Vaughan and Marvin Christmas. Honorary pallbearers include Bill Smith, Joe Downs, David Mitchell, Gordon McHardy, Donnie Clark, Scott Fuller, Luby Christmas and all of the children she touched. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Van Vleck ISD. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

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