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Obituaries

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Alfred N. Cooper
BRATT – Mr. Alfred N. Cooper, 86, passed away Friday, June 30, 2006 at a hospice residence in Pensacola, Fla.
Mr. Cooper was a native of Poplar Dell, Fla., and resident of Bratt, Fla., for most of his life. He was a member of the Ebenezer Assembly of God Church, a veteran of World War II, and a painter.
Survivors include: his wife Voncile Cooper of Bratt, Fla.; a son Aron Cooper of Bratt, Fla.; one grandson, Cody Payne of Perdido.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel with Bro. Bobby Carnley officiating.
Burial followed at Godwin Cemetery.
Donald R. Hubbard
BAY MINETTE – Mr. Donald R. Hubbard, 69, of Bay Minette, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006 in Mobile. He was a Maintenance Mechanic with Solutia, born in Baldwin County on June 28, 1937 to the late Orrie C. and Lyllian Thomas Hubbard.
Survivors are: wife, Dorothy Hubbard of Bay Minette; three sons, Jason Hubbard of Atmore, Andrew Hubbard of Bay Minette, and Eugene Hubbard of Cold Springs, Texas; two brothers, Earnest Hubbard of Fort Worth, Texas and Albert Hubbard of DesMoines, Iowa; six sisters, Lucille Chastang of Pensacola, Fla., Melba Bonds and Edna Griffin both of Mobile, Hazel Gracewell of Destin, Fla., Madge Anderson and Jean Gardner both of Bay Minette; five Grandchildren and three Great-Grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 3 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Soesbe officiating. Interment followed in Perdido Baptist Cemetery.
Family received friends Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until service time. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.
Jeanette Conway Miyaji
BAY MINETTE – Mrs. Jeanette Conway Miyaji, 63, passed away Tuesday, July, 4, 2006 in Bay Minette.
Mrs. Miyaji was a native of Bratt, Fla., a resident of Bay Minette for the past 36 years and attended the Southern Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two sons, Michael Miyaji of Saraland, and Brian Miyaji of Bay Minette; her Granddaughter, Alexandria Miyaji of Bay Minette; a brother, Bernard Conway of Bratt, Fla; and a sister, Iona Steel of Brewton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 10 a.m.at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Fitzgerald officiating.
Burial followed at Godwin Cemetery.
Visitation was held Friday, July 7, 2006 between 6 and 9 p.m.. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Leemond F. Kelly
FLOMATON – Mr. Leemond F. Kelly was a native of Century, Fla., and a resident of Flomaton for most of his life. He was a member of the Flomaton Church of Christ, Deacon for 25 years, retired St. Regis Powerhouse Complex Operator 33 years, and avid golfer and fisherman.
Survivors include: his wife of 59 years Margie S. Kelly of Flomaton, ; son Bill Kelly (Anita) of Flomaton; daughter Karen Dianne White (Larry) of Flomaton; brother Wendell Kelly of Mobile; sister Betty Redmond of Century, Fla.; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 11a.m.. at the Flomaton Church of Christ with Minister Billy Lambert and Minister Pete Davis officiating.
Burial followed at Flomaton Cemetery.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 5, 2006 between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Billy Hines, Pat Jarvis, Billy Sunday, Ron McDaniel, Ken Hall, Mike Sims.
Honorary pallbearers will be E.A. Maness, Spike Barton, Thomas Agee, Guy Walker, Jimmy Kelly, Harvey Kelley.
Rubin Pierce
PENSACOLA – Rubin Pierce, age 82, of Dogwood Park, died peacefully Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at a local hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He was born January 9, 1924 in Evergreen to the late William and Mary Pierce.
Mr. Pierce was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a master carpenter and farmer. Many people remember him as the cane juice man, he made cane juice and cane syrup for many years. He loved his family, his mules, and bluegrass music.
Mr. Pierce, along with his parents and numerous brothers and sisters, was preceded in death by a son, John Daniel Pierce; grandson, Dane Lamar Pierce, Jr.; and twin sister Ruth Walker Cumbie.
He is survived by four sons, Glen (Dell) Pierce of Molino, Fla., Dane (Vicki) Pierce of Van Buren, Ark.,Tom (Tammy) Pierce of Dogwood Park, Fla., and Toby (Kim) Pierce of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Angie (Johnny) Edwards of Pensacola, Fla., and Allison (Tom) Mills of Flomaton; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Emmons of Pensacola, Fla., and Evelyn Watts of Munson, Fla.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, ,2006 at 1 p.m. at Faith Chapel North with Pastor Gene Hudson officiating. Interment followed at Pineville Community Cemetery in Walnut Hill, Fla. Active pallbearers will be Glenn Pierce, Dane Pierce, Tom Pierce, Toby Pierce, Anthony Pierce, and Kris Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Bubba Pierce, Daniel Pierce, and Adam Edwards.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the nursing staff at The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital. "We appreciate everything you did to make Daddy's last days comfortable and peaceful."
Ruby Lee Crawford Raines
ATMORE – Mrs. Ruby Lee Crawford Raines, 79, of Atmore, died Friday, June 30, 2006 in Flomaton.
She was a native of Monroe County and had lived in the Atmore community for her lifetime. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills in Atmore where she worked for 28 years as a seamstress.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joseph Malery Raines and their son, Walter Hubert Raines, II.
She is survived by three sons, Jesse H. (Rebecca) Raines of Uriah, Joseph C. (Cindy) Raines of Atmore, and Jimmy L. (Susan) Raines of Flomaton; one daughter, Barbara (Charles 'Skip') Beasley of Castleberry; three sisters, Eleanor (John) Josey of Frisco City, Teenie Fails and Bessie (W.F. 'Bud') Brantley, both of Atmore; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel Monday, July 3, 2006 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. C.L. Langford of Atmore officiating.
Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers were: David Harding, Brian Raines, Ethan Raines, Joseph Raines, Jeremy Raines and Michael Beasley.
Vitiation was held on Sunday, July 2, 2006 at the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Jay Hue Creamer
ATMORE – Mr. Jay Hue Creamer, 48, of Atmore, died Monday, July 3, 2006 at Baptist Hospital.
He was a native of Flomaton, but had resided in Atmore for most of his life. He was a painter by trade and was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
He is survived by his mother , Ester Creamer of Brewton; five brothers, Jimmy Wayne Creamer and Jerry Creamer both of Houston, Texas, Albert "J.R." Creamer of Jay, Fla., Raymond and Donny Creamer both of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Frances Steele of Brewton and Vonceil (Ralph) Weaver of Magnolia, Texas and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 5, 2006 from Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Interment followed at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Atmore with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Vitiation was held Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers were: Ernest Creamer Sr., Ernest Creamer Jr., Wayne Long, Thomas Routley, Nolin Sims Sr., and Nolin Sims Jr.
Robert Baldwin
ATMORE – Mr. Robert Baldwin, 93, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2006 in Atmore Community Hospital.
He was a native of Monroe County and a resident of Atmore for many years. He was employed as a welder at the shipyard.
His father Howard Baldwin, mother Mattie Baldwin and daughter, Pearl Brown, preceded Mr. Baldwin in death.
He is survived by his two daughters, Earlene (Roosevelt) Williams of Cleveland, Ohio and Irene (James) Kennedy of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Robert E. (Lila) Baldwin of Birmingham; two sisters, Addie Mae (Taylor) Brown of Pensacola, Fla., and Inez Williams of Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 11a.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with Rev. Willie Hawthorne and Bishop Willie Williams officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore. Public viewing was held Friday, July 7, 2006 at Turner Funeral Chapel. Turner Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.
Rev. James A. Wilson
CENTURY – Rev. James A. Wilson, 100 of Century, Fla., passed away Friday, July 7, 2006 at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Wilson was a native of McCullough and had been a member of the Byrneville community for 70 years before coming from Atmore. He was a member of Poplar Dell Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Stuckey Wilson.
He is survived by two daughters, Nettle (Sterol) Scott of Flomaton and Marilyn Hayes of Brewton; four grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held at Poplar Dell Baptist Church Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Mitch Herring, Rev. Michael King and Rev. Jesse Wood officiating. Interment followed at Byrneville United Methodist Church Cemetery in Byrneville, Fla., under the direction of Flomaton Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were George Chavers, Thomas Adams, Carl Gandy, Tommy Stuckey, Austin Henderson, Alex Henderson, Troy Graham and Brian Beckham.
Visitation was held Saturday, July 8, 2006 beginning at 2 p.m. at Poplar Dell Baptist Church.