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Obituaries

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Pearl Levitt Turner
ANNISTON – Mrs. Pearl Levitt Turner, 84, of Anniston passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2006at Beverly Healthcare Center in Oxford.
Services are to be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel.
Carrie Bradley Williams
Carrie Bradley Williams was born Nov. 10, 1923 in Andalusia to the late Joe and Pearl Bradley. On Nov. 23, 2006 Sister Carrie left this life to live eternity with the Lord. She accepted Christ and was filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age at Bethel AFM Church of God under the leadership of Johnny Pleasant in Century, Fla. Sister Carrie was faithful and held many positions such as Sunday school teacher, secretary and Usher board member. She resided in Wawbeek for numerous years and resided in Atmore for the last three years.
She was married to Louis Williams, who preceded her in death and one grandson preceded her in death, Justin Williams.
She leaves to mourn, one son, Johnny Williams; one grandchild, Tawny Davis; two great-grandchildren, Teagan and Justin; two goddaughters she called her own, Cecelia Christeon and Krishandra Lyons. Sister Carrie touched so many peoples lives with her kind demeanor. Everyone she met grew to love her. Sister Carrie was very special to all who knew her.
Sister Carrie left so many loving friends that were like family to her: Ida Ruth Harrell, Hattie Link, Mary Peavy, Hazel Brooks, Joe Nolen, Eliza Scott, Nancy Riley, Thomas Phifer, her neighbors, Carolyn, Amanda and Sharon and Bethel Church Family.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at St. Paul A.F.M. Church of God in Atmore with Elder Russell Fountain officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Viewing will be Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers and flowers bearers will be family and friends.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
James Levon Boutwell
BYRNEVILLE – Mr. James Levon Boutwell, Sr., 64, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 in Brewton.
Mr. Boutwell was a resident of Brewton and a native of Byrneville, Fla., and a resident of Brewton for the past 15 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Boutwell, two daughters, Leona Inez Boutwell, and Vickie Diane Boutwell, a sister, Lullene Tolin, and a brother, Marvie Lee Dukes.
Survivors include, one son, James Boutwell, Jr., of Brewton; six daughters, Belinda Hudson (Bo) of Thomasville, Marylyn Chestang (Roy) of Mobile, Sharon Johnson (Mitch) of Huxford, Beverly Knighten (Gene) of Atmore, Karen Adams of Brewton, and Brenda Boutwell of Brewton; one brother, Alton Boutwell of Byrnevill, Fla.; two sisters, Margie Brown of Byrneville, Fla., Claudine Kimmons of Flomaton; seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral was Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Baker officiating. Pallbearers were D.J. Knighten, Derrick Knighten, Jerry Adams, Jamie Thompson, and Patrick Heuer.
Burial followed at Beulah Chapel Cemetery.
Ruth "Killiam" Martin
ATMORE – Mrs. Ruth "Killam" Martin, 80, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at a local hospital.
Mrs. Martin was a resident of Atmore and a native of Century, Fla., and had been a resident of Atmore for the past 62 years. Mrs. Martin retired from Southland Telephone Company after 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.E. Martin, mother and father Aurthur and Ruby Killam, two brothers, Willard Killam, Winfred Killam, and a sister-in-law Mildred Killam.
Survivors include, one brother, Alton Killam and wife Muriel of Bratt, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Campbell and husband Bruce of Century, Fla.; nine nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; 12 great-great nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Lee officiating.
Burial followed in the Godwin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Killam, Scott Martin, David Hawkins, Jerry McElhaney, Cecil Ellis and Burton Wiggins.
John Edward "Jack" Thomas
ATMORE – John Edward "Jack" Thomas, 88, of Freeport, Texas died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 in Atmore while visiting family for the holidays.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 9, 1918 to the late Gerald Edward and Emma Marie Risteau Thomas was retired from Dow Chemical as an operator. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Edward Thomas, Lawrence and Marie Valleau; one daughter, Kimberly Thomas Hightower; one grandson, Jerry Thomas; two brothers, Harold Thomas and Jimmy Thomas; two sisters, Margaret Fuller and Eula McPherson.
Survivors include, his wife, Connie Mae Colbert Thomas of Freeport, Texas; three sons, Gerald Thomas and wife Janice of Pensacola, Fla., Jim Thomas and wife, Diane, Jerry Thomas and wife Susie all of Texas City, Texas; two daughters, Ann Bradley and husband, Bryan of Angleton, Texas, Nancy Thomas of Houston, Texas; one sister, Jenny Faile of Pensacola, Fla.; and a special friend, Monica Jackson of Angelton, Texas; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. from Popular Springs Baptist Church in Uriah with Bro. Chris Moore officiating. Interment followed in Popular Springs Baptist Church cemetery. Active pallbearers were John Eric Rickaway, Mark Lum, Dewey Harp, Justin Harp, Bobby Thomas and Tony Hightower. Honorary were, Justin, Charlie, Phillip, Antony Cory, Michael, Tyler and Eric.
Family received friends, Sunday evening Nov. 26, 2006 at Atmore Memorial chapel from 5 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Smile Train. At 245 5th Ave Suite 2201 New York, NewYork 10016
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Rev. Clarence Winston Williams
MOBILE – The Rev. Clarence Winston Williams, 97, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at a Mobile hospital.
Rev. Williams was a native of Uriah, a former resident of Atmore, and a resident of Mobile since 1999. He was a Graduate of the Theological Seminary of New Orleans, La., a pastor to a number of churches during his lifetime, worked with various mission programs within the Baptist Organization and attended the Tillman's Corner Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wives, Irene Williams and Gladys Jones Williams.
Survivors include, his daughter, Betty House of Mobile; a granddaughter, Marlene White of Mobile; a grandson, Jeffery House of Mobile; and four great-grandchildren, David Ward and Randal Ward, both of Foley, and Michael House and Nicole House, both of Mobile.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at 11a.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Percy Clark and Rev. Larry Patterson officiating.
Burial will follow at the Poplar Spring Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 from 9 a.m. until funeral time at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Williams, John Otnes, Mr. Fred Hicks, Ted House, Jake House, and Essex Hilburn.