Published 2:09 am Wednesday, May 10, 2006

By Staff
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Benny Lee Frye, Jr.
HUNTSVILLE- Mr. Benny Lee Frye, Jr., 33 of Huntsville, formerly of Atmore, died on Saturday, May 6, 2006 in a motorcycle accident in Huntsville.
He had been a member of the Gaines Chapel AME Church in Atmore and had united with the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville.
He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc and was employed with FEDEX as a Quality Assurance (QA) Clerk in Huntsville.
He was a 1990 graduate of Escambia County High School and a 1996 graduate of Alabama A &M University.
His father, Benny Lee Frye, Sr, his grandparents, Forest English, John Eddie Frye, and Rollie Mae Frye, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his mother, Ida Frye of Atmore; one son, Sean Mycal Conyers of Huntsville; special friend, Sharmyne Williams of Huntsville; one adopted son, Nicholas Williams of Huntsville; four brothers, Shacy M. Frye of Atlanta, Ga.; Shelton Frye of Atmore; Nicholas Sharpe of Nashville, Tenn.; Wendell Ridgeway of Millbrook; two sisters, Sandra V. Ridgeway-Hayes of Troy and Brandi Williams-Frye of Tuscaloosa; his grandmother, Clara B. English of Pensacola, Fla.; one god-brother, Kadeem Grubbs of Atmore; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and close friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with Rev. Willie Hawthorne, Rev. A.T. Days, Rev. Joseph Williams, and Rev. O. Wendell Davis officiating. Interment will be held in the Stallworth Cemetery.
Public viewing will be held on Friday from 2:30 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and his body will lie instate at the church one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be members of the Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc., Classmates of ECHS 1990 and friend of the family.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Betty Jean Sims
BOONEVILLE – Mrs. Betty Jean Sims, 67 passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006 in Booneville. Mrs. Sims was a native of Chrysler, a former resident of McCullough, and a resident of Booneville since 1983. She attended the Holiness Church and was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Lassiter, three sisters, Hattie Lou Gregson, Ruby Lee Hubbard and Rose Lee Turberville, and four brothers, Charles Edward Gregson, Willie Leslie Gregson, Raymond Douglas Gregson and Lewis O'Neil Gregson.
Survivors include: her husband, Horace E. Sims of Booneville; two sons, Thomas Edward Sims of Booneville, and Terry O'Neil Sims of McCullough; two daughters, Debbie "Sis" Alorton and Pamela Marie Godwin, both of Booneville; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Eloise Lassiter of Booneville, Margaret Gollette of Mobile, and Doris Phillips of Uriah.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Cornelius Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ray Lassiter, Brian Gollette, Claude Turberville, Charles Michael Gregson, Timothy Gregson and Todd Walker.
Alternate pallbearer was Shannon Gregson.
Albert F. Williams
ATMORE – Mr. Albert F. Williams, age 71 of Atmore, died Monday, April 8, 2006 in Atmore.
He was retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant after 20 years. His medals were Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Alabama Commendation Medal, Alabama Veteran's Service Medal, and Alabama Faithful Service with Silver Cross.
He was born in Monroe County to the late Willis G. and Minnie Lee Brooks Williams, on June 16, 1934.
Survivors are: his wife, Catherine Tolbert Williams; one son, Albert Jason Williams and wife, Jennifer, both of Atmore; two daughters, Judy Williams May and husband Jerry of Grove Hill, Julia Williams Stroud and husband Tony of Atmore; eight brothers, Buddy Williams of Franklin, Leroy Williams and Gene Williams both of Mineola, Don Williams of McCullough, Al David Williams of Goodway, Charles Williams of Castleberry, Willis Williams, Jr., of Monroeville, Otis Flowers of Mexie; five sisters, Orbineze Day of McCullough, Bobbie Corey of Mexie, Louise Gibson of Perdue, Montez McMillian of Little River, Maricie Howard of Excel; seven grandchildren, Jeremy May, Jennifer May, Jade Williams, Caleb Fullerton, Christian Williams, Tanner Williams, Trindy Williams; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Casey Stevens.
Services will be Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10 a.m. from the Popular Springs Baptist Church in Uriah with Rev. Richard Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Popular Springs Cemetery with full military honors.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Opal Mae Levitt Bonner
ANNISTON – Mrs. Opal Mae Levitt Bonner, 86 of Anniston, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Beverly Healthcare Center in Oxford, Ala.
Turner Funeral Home Chapel will announce services.

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