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Obituaries

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James Clifford Barrentine
SPANISH FORT – Mr. James Clifford Barrentine, age 85, of Spanish Fort, AL, passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Baldwin County. Mr. Barrentine was the owner of Twin County Beverage Company for 34 years. He was born January 19, 1921, in Milton, Fla. to Hosea and Mattie Barrentine. Mr. Barrentine was a long time resident of Atmore and a World War II veteran. Mr. Barrentine was preceded in death by one daughter, Lorna Barrentine and his parents. Survivors include his wife, Edna Martin Barrentine one daughter, Kim Woodham of Spanish Fort and one sister, Montra Carden of Brewton. Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Chip Hale and Pastor Dean Sunseri officiating. A visitation will followed after the graveside service at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall in Atmore, AL. Johnson-Quimby is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Jo Levey Rice
PENSACOLA – Mary Jo Levey Rice, age 87, passed away in Penscola, Florida, on Oct. 25, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Kealen R. Rice, and also by her daughter, Roberta Rice. Mrs. Rice was the daughter of the late Bert H. and Lena Mae Levey. She was raised in Birmingham and resided in Pensacola, Fla. for the last 20 years. She is survived by her two sons, Glenn K. Rice of Birmingham and Bert W. Rice, and his wife, Janice P. Rice, of Atmore; grandchildren, Alan A. Rice of Atmore; Emily Rice Conte, and her husband, Christopher T. Conte, of Mobile; and Matthew B. Rice of Atmore.
Mrs. Rice's husband, Kealen, was a commercial photographer in Homewood from 1945 to 1980. Mrs. Rice managed the family business and was devoted to her husband, family and friends. She was an avid lover of nature and lived life to its fullest until the day that she died.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham, with Rev. Leon Precise officiating and with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Family Services, Inc., 1901 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32501-2142. Mrs. Rice had been a worker and supporter of this organization during the latter years of her husband's life and after his death.
Wilonaze Day McMullen
ATMORE – Mrs. Wilonaze Day McMullen, 84, of Atmore passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. McMullen a homemaker born to Willis and Vickie Day on Dec. 31, 1921 in Huxford where she lived most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Warner Cooper McMullen. Survivors include: one son, Joe and Claudine McMullen of Huxford; four daughters, Ginger and Edward Moore of Pensacola, Fla., Sara and William Fountain of Fairhope, Kay and Windell Bryan of Hendersonville, N.C., Phyllis Smith of Huxford; one sister, Lavonne Willis of Huxford; seventeen grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 2006 at 10a.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Pallbearers were the grandsons, Robin Moore, Jeffery Fountain, Wesley Fountain, Kevin Bryan, Bradley Bryan, Currie McMullen, Tad McMullen. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to community Hospice at 2770 South McKenzie Street Foley, Ala 36535. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Helen Cardwell Macks Spence
WALNUT HILL – Mrs. Helen Cardwell Macks Spence, 87, went to sleep in Jesus Friday Oct. 27, 2006 surrounded by her family in a local hospital. Mrs. Spence was a native of Century and spent most of her life there, but had lived in Walnut Hill for the past 12 years and she attended the Little River Free Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband Leonard O. Macks, and two sons, Donnie Macks and Wayne Macks.
She is survived by her husband of 12 years J.D. "Dink" Spence of Walnut Hill; seven sons, Leonard A. Macks (Jane) of Century, A. Lavon Macks (Brenda) of Century, Rev. Joe E. Macks (Judy) of Century, Ronnie Macks (Linda) of Pensacola, Tommy Macks (Kathy) of Century, John Spence (Diane) of Walnut Hill, Billy Ray Spence (Brenda) of Fairdealings, Missouri; a daughter, Sue Welch (John) of Bay Minette; a daughter-in-law, Pearl Macks of Century; three brothers, Elton Cardwell (Barbara) of Castleberry, W.C. Cardwell (Jeanette) of Dixonville, Johnnie Cardwell (Barbara) of Dixonville; sister, Mary Dixon (Coley) of Dixonville; 27 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Wilson and Rev. D.T. Harville officiating. Burial followed at Byrneville Cemetery with Petty Funeral Home directing.
Visitation was Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Michael Macks, Michael Hammond, Daniel Macks, Tim Macks, Don W. Macks and Tommy Macks, Jr.
Mable Louise Thompson
BAY MINETTE – Mrs. Mable Louise Thompson, 92, born in Stockton and a resident of Bay Minette, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette. She was a homemaker. Thompson is survived by: four sons, Alman LaDon (Donnie) Thompson of Atmore, Wiley Gerald (Jean) Melton of Stockton, Ronald Bruce (Shirley) Melton of Bay Minette, James Crosby Melton on Bay Minette; two daughters, Wanda Jean ( Emmett) Hall of Bay Minette and Laura Rose (Arthur) Nealy of Fairview, La.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leslie M. Melton, Sr. and Wallace Alman Thompson.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Keith Cardwell and Rev. Hunter Hall officiating. Interment followed at Stockton Memorial Cemetery.
The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the parlor of the First Presbyterian Church.
Active pallbearers were Wally Melton, Don Melton, Bud Nealy, Marty Hall, Tim Hall and Darrell Nealy. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Hall, G.B. Hall, Jack Hall, Tiny Hall, Dewey Godwin and Richard Lee.
Although the family will accept flowers they suggest memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1508, Bay Minette, Ala. 36507
Funeral arrangements by Norris Funeral Home.
Opal Taylor Drew
PENSACOLA – Mrs. Opal Taylor Drew, 91, of Pensacola, Fla. died on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born April 1, 1915 to Richard and Agnes Taylor, Mrs. Drew was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Drew; one son, Donald Drew; one daughter, Gayle McKenzie and two grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters, Robin Alexander of Pensacola, Fla. and Sandra Godwin of Atmore; two brothers, Austin Taylor of McCullough and James Taylor of Brewton; one sister, Margene Allen of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Drew will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 11a.m. from Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ron McGhee officiating. Burial will follow at the McCullough Cemetery. Family will receive guests at the Funeral Home on Wednesday one hour before the service at 11a.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Arthur Cody
ATMORE – Funeral services for Mr. Arthur Cody will be held Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church at 1p.m. Burial will follow at Lucious Cemetery. Public viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 from 2p.m. to 7p.m. at Christian Memorial Chapel. Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.