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Obituaries

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Joyce M. Lassitter
ATMORE – Mrs. Joyce M. Lassitter, age 71 of Atmore, died on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006 in Baldwin County.
Mrs. Lassitter was born in McCullough on Aug. 9, 1935 to Bob and Flora Morgan.
Mrs. Lassitter was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Atmore and a member of the McCullough Friendship Club. Mrs. Lassitter was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Son Morgan and Bobby Joe Morgan.
Survivors include her husband, Milford Lassitter of Atmore; one daughter, Vickie and Steve Clyburn of Loxley; one grandchild, Alece Hadley, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral
Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Don Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the McCullough Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at Atmore Memorial Chapel from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Mike Jaye, Steve Clyburn, David McGhee, Phil Willingham, Junior Stokes and Mark White.
Atmore Memorial Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Willonese L. Coley
HUXFORD – Mrs. Willonese L. Coley, 80 of Huxford, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at her residence.
Mrs. Coley was retired from her own beauty shop. Mrs. Coley was born in Escambia County, Alabama on Dec. 7, 1925 to the late Edward Cruit and Nancy Dreadin Lane.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Mae Coley, and a daughter, Nancy Coley White. She was a member of Coley Chapel Church for numerous years.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Coley Vice and husband, Thomas, of Vocation, Marsha Coley Garrett of Huxford; one brother, J.B. Lane of Huxford; two sister-in-laws, Jessie Lane of Huxford, and Loretta Lane of Mobile; four grandchildren, Jenniffer Vice, Brad Vice, Adam Kelley, and Elizabeth Garrett. Services were held on Monday, Sept. 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel with Ronny Williams officiating. Internment followed in Enon Baptist Cemetery in Enon, Fla.
Active Pallbearers were Danny Lane, Tony Flowers, Billy Ridgeway, Larry Ridgeway, David Womack, and Joey Kelley.
Family received friends on Sunday evening, Sept. 24, 2006 at Atmore Memorial Chapel from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A thank you is expressed to all caregivers of Mrs. Coley over the past several months. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements in Atmore.
Michael Kitchens
MONROEVILLE – Mr. Michael Kitchens, 18, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 in Repton.
Mr. Kitchens was a native of Flomaton and a resident of Monroeville for the past 4 years. He was an employee of CharCo and Uriah Small Engines, and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his father and mother, Gary and Betty Kitchens of Monroeville, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Dunn officiating. Burial followed at Moyeville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dempsey Hadley, Joseph Hadley, David Hollington, Dave LaBelle, Colton Lambeth, Billy Ray Coleman, Bradley Brown and Matthew Garrett.
Ada Luverne Day
ATMORE – Beloved wife of the Late Henry Colton Day, loving mother of Vikki, Ada Luverne Day, was a gentle woman, happy with life, loved everyone, and only saw good in life.
Day was born in Monroe County, of Luke Coley, Jr. and Laura Elizabeth Lambert.
She and her husband were partners and leaders in their community and business – farm, cattle, cotton gin, and merchant in Huxford. Luverne also served as Post Mistress for many years. She was a devoted member of Coley Chapel Methodist Church, a small historical church built by her father.
Day served as worthy matron twice in The Eastern Star Organization. She was an accomplished cook, and known for her desserts, especially "fried apple tarts". She and her husband spent many happy times at their fish camp at Hubbard's Landing. Luverne was a loving mother and a wife and a friend to everyone. She will be deeply missed. Luverne had been a resident of Atmore since 1979.
Survivors include her daughter, Vikki Day Faessel, and Vikki's husband, Ret. Crnd. Bill Faessell of Atmore; sister, Betty Jean Williamson of Mobile and Atmore. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Colton Day; sisters, Freda Cruitt McNorton and Avrelia Byrd; brothers, Edward Coley and Marvin Willaimson.
A memorial service will be Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 6 p.m. from Johnson Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Reb. Jean Spikes of Mobile officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Support Group – ATT, Rev. Janet Lee. Johnson Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.
Rev. Clarence Edward Stallworth
ATMORE – Rev. Clarence Edward Stallworth, 54, of Atmore passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Rev. Stallworth was a native of Atmore and a resident of Gallion, Alabama. He was a member of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. He graduated from Escambia County Training School in Atmore in 1969. He worked for Mutual Saving Life Insurance in Demopolis, Alabama. He was an agent, sales manager, and then promoted to District Manager.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Paul Stallworth; mother, Hattie Stallworth; and sister, Eloise Cunningham.
He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Stallworth of Demopolis; three daughters, Teresa Stallworth and Eloise Stallworth both of Atmore and Alesha Stallworth of Birmingham; two sons, John Stallworth and Anthony Stallworth both of Atmore; six sisters, Sadie Johnson, Linda McMurray, Mary Thomas, Shelia Fisher, and Marie Hayes all of Atmore and Elsie Stallworth of Oakland, Calif. and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at 11:00am at the Mennonite Christian Fellowship in Atmore with the Bishop J.D. Landis officiating. His body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral services.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore. A public viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Ken Odell Few
ATMORE – Mr. Ken Odell Few, 31, of Atmore passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 in Brewton after a brief illness.
Mr. Few was a native of Atmore and a longtime resident of Brewton before moving to Atmore three years ago. He was a logger and of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include, his father, Ottis (Diane Norwood) Few of Flomaton; mother, Annie Mae Few of Brewton; wife, Laura Norwood of Atmore; son, Tanner Mason of Andalusia; two daughters, Shyla Few of Andalusia and Kendall Few of Atmore; stepdaughter, Jade Brooks of Atmore; two brothers, Tommy Few of Brewton and Donnie Few of Brewton; two sisters, Sandy (Phillip) Capps of East Brewton and Teresa Ivey of Brewton; paternal grandmother, Bertha Wilson of Brewton and his uncle and aunt, Horace and Carrie Few of Silsby, Texas.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 at William Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Cosey officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.