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Obituaries

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Budie Houston Daughtry
ATMORE – Mr. Burlie Houston Daughtry, 64, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 in Atmore.
Mr. Daughtry was a native of Poarch and a lifelong resident of Atmore. He was a tribal member of the Poarch Creek Indians, served in the Navy for four years, retired from Lucent Technologies after 35 years, and attended the Holiness Church. Preceded in death be his parents, Adam and Inez Daughtry and a sister, Doris D. McGhee.
Survivors include: two sons, Troy Daughtry of Pensacola, Fla and Andrew Daughtry of Atmore; eight brothers, Charles Daughtry of Atlanta, Benny McGhee of Atmore, Frank Jackson of Texas., Jimmy Wayne Carlton, Clarence Carlton, Billy Joe Carlton, and Johnny Carlton, all of Atmore, and Tommy Carlton of Bay Minette; and four sisters, Emily Owens of Monroeville, Ellen O'Barr of Poarch, Essie Lee Wilkins of Pensacola, Fla., and Pat White of Atmore; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Ward officiating.
Burial followed at the Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.
Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Glen Barrington, Jerry Ordis, Jack Allen McGhee, Wayne Jackson, Glen McAdams, and Ricky Faircloth.
Honorary pallbearers were Dewey McGhee, Terry Hupp, Houston McGhee and Roger McGhee.
Gordon J. Hollingshead
CENTURY – Mr. Gordon J. Hollingshead, 70, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 at a Pensacola hospital.
Mr. Hollingshead was a native and lifelong resident of Century, Fla. and attended the Bratt Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include: his wife of 42 years, Eveline Hollingshead of Century, Fla.; his son, Randal and Melinda Hollingshead of Century, Fla.; two granddaughters, Anna Hollingshead and Kayla Hollingshead, both of Century, Fla.; a sister, Elsie Braddock of Fernandia Beach, Fla.; and two nephews, Tommy Jubito and Tim Jubito, both of Fernanadia Beach, Fla.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Theron Collingsworth officiating.
Burial followed at the McCurdy Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Leslie Barnes, Bobby Waller, Shannon Peebles, Ashley Beasley, Gerald Hagen, and Boo McCurdy.
Honorary pallbearers were Rick Hammond, and Raymond Peebles.
Phyllis Joan Howell
BREWTON – Mrs. Phyllis Joan Howell Miller, 58, of Brewton passed away early Wednesday morning Nov. 29, 2006 in a local nursing facility after an extended illness. She was a native of Atmore, former resident of Walnut Hill, Fla., and a long time resident of Brewton. Williams attended Wallace Baptist Church, a member of Poarch Creek Indians Tribal Association, and a homemaker.
Survivors include: her father, Buford "Bob" Howell of Pensacola, Fla.; her husband, Darrell Miller of Brewton; two sons, Ronny Miller of Oakley, Calif., and Phillip Miller of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Jimmy Howell of Hebron, Ind., and Ronald Howell of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Judi McElhaney of Bratt, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Kelly, Samantha, Marci, Hilary, Justin, and Alexis.
Visitation was held Saturday afternoon Dec. 2, 2006 from noon until 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Minister Brian Gibson and Minister John Gibson officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Nevin N. Myer
NARVON – Nevin N. Myer, 85, of Narvon, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at the home of his daughter, Deborah Templin, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Reba E. Myer, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Aaron and Emma Nonnemacher Myer.
Mr. Myer owned and operated the Nevin N. Myer &Sons Farm Machinery Equipment Co. from 1946 until his retirement in 1981. He and his wife Reba Myer were residents of Lottie from 1986-1992.
He was a member of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ in Chester Springs. He was the founder of the Chester County Home and Farm Association. He served on the Board of Directors and was chaplin &curator of the Rough &Tumble Association of Kinzer. He was also a member of the West Pikeland School Board, which became the Downingtown School Board; and also the Downingtown School Authority.
He is survived by children Gerald A. Myer and wife Diane M. of Narvon; Donald Kenneth Myer and wife Barbara H. of Downingtown; N. Norman Myer, Jr. and wife Laura L. of Atmore, Alabama; and Deborah A. Templin and husband Michael of Chester Springs. He is also survived by his brother, A.J. Myers of Lancaster; and sisters, Arlene "Dolly" Lapp and Grace Myer of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Rt. 401 &St. Matthew's Road, Chester Springs. Family and friends may call Monday, November 27th, 6 to 8 PM at the James J. Terry Funeral Home 736 E. Lancaster Ave Downingtown and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the churchyard cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Neighborhood Hospice, 795 E. Marshall Street, North Hills Medical Building, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380, or St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 2350 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425.
Pearl Levitt Turner
ANNISTON – Mrs. Pearl Levitt Turner, 84, of Anniston died on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at Boxerly Healthcare Center in Oxford.
She was a member of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Anniston where she had served faithfully until her health failed. She served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Floral Board, Sunbeam Band director, member and Counselor of the Sarah Denord Matron's Circle and Chorus, financial secretary and vice-president of the General Missionary Society for many years.
Mrs. Turner was a graduate of Cobb Avenue High School in Anniston and was a member of Pilgrim Rest Chapter #372, Order of Eastern Star, where she served as the worthy Matron for 10 years. She was a charter member of Carrie B. Burns Most Royal Grand Court, Order of Cyrene Crusaders Love and Unity Court #45, and Clayton Pearson Assembly #202 Order of the Golden Circle. She had worked in private home duty for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Turner, Sr., her son, Louie Turner, Jr., her parents, Sherman J. and Cora Levitt, one granddaughter, Crystal Lynn Turner, two sisters, Jewell L. Harris and Opal M. Bonner, and one brother, Sherman J. Levitt, Jr.
She is survived by: one sister, Cathryn L. Cole of Anniston; one grandson, Louie Turner, III of Atmore; one granddaughter, Alicia Turner (Roderick) Henderson of Anniston; seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Audrey M. Turner of Anniston; one sister-in-law, Annie Mae Rudolph of Anniston; one brother-in-law, Walter Turner of Birmingham; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and the Friendship Baptist Church family.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at high noon at the Friendship Baptist Church in Anniston with Rev. J.E. Merriweather officiating.
Retirement of her remains will be in the Edgemont Cemetery.
Public viewing will be held on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Ritualistic service being held at 5 p.m. at the Ervin Funeral Chapel in Anniston. Her body will lie instate at the church from one hour prior to High Noon with Turner Funeral Chapel of Atmore directing.
The family will be assembling at 1927 Gurnee Avenue on Monday at 11 a.m.
Mary "Little Mary" Gilmore
FLOMATON – Mrs. Mary "Little Mary" Gilmore, 88, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at a Santa Rosa hospital.
Mrs. Gilmore was a native and former resident of Bratt, Fla., for most of her life, and a resident of Flomaton for the past two and a half years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and attended the Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Uncle Buddy Gilmore and a grandson, Johnny Busbee.
Survivors include: her son, Kenny and Brenda Gilmore of Seminole; four daughters, Gloria and Raymond Wiley of Jacksonville, N.C., Ruby and Buck Smith of Popular Dell, Maxine and John McCall of Bratt, Fla., and Margie and Frank Busbee of Flomaton; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two brothers, L.C. Amerson of Virginia Beach, Va and Eugene Amerson of Hurford, N.C.; and three sisters, Minnie Roley of Davisville, Fla., and Allie Myers of Merryville, LA, and Sherry Whately of Bratt, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at 10a.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Bevan and Rev. Wallace Reid officiating.
Burial will follow at the Godwin Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 between 5:30 and 8p.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Smith, Darrin Smith, Ken Busbee, Carl Ward, Mike McCall, Mitch McCall, Joey McCall, and Steven Gilmore.