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Obituaries

By Staff
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Annie Lee Knotts
CANTONMENT, FLA. – Elder Annie Lee Knotts, 65, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at her residence.
She was a native of Frisco City, former resident of Walnut Hill, Fla., and a resident of Cantonment, Fla. for many years.
She was a member of Gospel Temple Holiness Church #1 in Pensacola, Fla. and worked as a CAN with Home Health Care.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jo Ann Thames; her father, Charlie Marshall, and a daughter, Felicia Knotts.
Survivors include: three daughters, Delores (Edgar) Montgomery of Walnut Hill, Fla., Hazel Knotts of Atmore, and Helen Knotts of Cantonment, Fla.; two sisters, Emma Lou (David) Brown of Walnut Hill, Fla. and Dorothy (Rob) Pryear of Walnut Hill, Fla.; five brothers, Hercules (Barbara) Thames of Pensacola, Fla., Jehu Thames and Don (LaVerne) Thames, both of Owenbro, Ky., Joe Lewis (Diane) Thames of Walnut Hill, Fla. and Anacin Thames of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one grandchild, Tanicha Walker.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at 11a.m. at Gospel Temple Holiness Church #1 in Pensacola, Fla. with Overseer Willie Smith officiating.
Burial will follow in New St. Paul Cemetery in Walnut Hill, Fla.
Family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Kimberly Rochelle Spencer
WALNUT HILL, FLA. – Ms. Kimberly Rochelle Spencer, 27, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 in Walnut Hill, Fla. She was a native and resident of Walnut Hill and a student at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Matthew and Joanna Thames and Ike and Cenie Spencer.
Survivors include: her mother, Emma (David) Brown of Walnut Hill, Fla.; her father, Thomas Spencer of Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Oneshia Spencer of Walnut Hill, Fla.; one son, Travis Butler, Jr. of Walnut Hill, Fla.; one sister, Shnelius Spencer of Pensacola, Fla.; two stepsisters, LaSunda Brown of Atmore and Kristy Brown of Atmore; and one stepbrother, Marcus Brown of Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at 11a.m. at Gospel Temple Holiness Church #1 in Pensacola with Overseer Willie Smith officiating.
Burial will follow at New St. Paul Cemetery in Walnut Hill, Fla.
Family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 from 2-8:30p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Zelma Louise Moorer
WALNUT HILL, FLA. – Zelma Louise Moorer, 79, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at West Florida Hospital.
Mrs. Moorer was a native of Monroe County and a former resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. She was a member of New St. Paul Baptist Church in Walnut Hill, Fla. and was a member of the Senior Choir, Missionary Society, and on the church decorating committee.
Mrs. Moorer worked as a custodian at Ernest Ward School and Bratt Elementary School and was preceded in death her parents, Joseph and Pearl Ocain.
Survivors include: her husband, David Moorer; six daughters, Lorea (Oscar) Stokes and Hattie (Terry) Ewing both of Corinth, TX, Gloria Moorer and Tammie (Tyrone) Dunn both of Century, Fla., Diane (Joe) Thames and Vera (Milton) Simpson both of Walnut Hill, Fla.; six sons, Thomas (Louise) Williams of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ular C. (Lorene) Moorer and Glen (Doretha) Moorer both of Walnut Hill, Fla., Joey (Bonnie) Moorer of Pensacola, Fla., Ronnie Long of Philadelphia, PA and Arnold Moorer of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Georgia Mae Lambert of Mobile; four brothers, Johnnie (Beulah) Ocain of Panama City, Fla., Danie (Ann) Ocain of Atmore, Nathaniel (Mandy) Ocain of San Antonio, Texas, and Willie Ocain of Baltimore, MD; 38 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at 1p.m. at New St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie White officiating.
Burial followed at New St. Paul Cemetery.
Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 from 2 to 8:30 at Tuner Funeral Chapel.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Elige O'Neal Boyington
HUXFORD – Mr. Elige O'Neal Boyington, 66, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 at a Santa Rosa hospital.
Mr. Boyinton was a native of Falco and a resident of Huxford for the past 62 years. He attended the Holiness Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Hayward Boyington and Pearlie Ruth Fretwell BOyington and a great-grandson, Seth Ramer.
Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Imogene Boyington of Huxford; four sons, Rodney Boyington of Lottie, Danny Boyington of Atmore, Jimmie Boyington of Bratt, Fla. and Mark Boyington of Walnut Hill, Fla.; three daughters, Esther Smith of Atmore, Linda Salter of Atmore, and Lisa Harris of Leeds; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; five brothers, Earl Boyington of Pine Grove, Purvis Boyington of Phillipsville, Charles Boyington of Bay Minette, Johnny Boyington of White House Fork, and Hayward Boyington of Birmingham; and two sisters, Marie Frazier of Citronelle Ellarine Stewart of Rabun.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Frewtwell Tabernacle with Sister Helen Stewart and the Rev. Malcolm Harrelson officiating.
Burial followed at the Lottie New Home Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 from 6 p.m. until funeral time at the Fretwell Tabernacle.
Pallbearers were Joe Smith, Kevin Boyington, Ashley Salter, Billy Davis, Roy Davis, and Dustin Boyington.
Honorary pallbearer was J.D. Boyington.
Lelia McCastle
ATMORE – Mrs. Lelia McCastle, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary.
She was a native of McWilliams and a resident of Atmore for many years. She was a member of the House of God Church and was a choir member, secretary, Sunday School treasurer and a member of the missionary society.
She was a home maker and worked as a dry cleaner for Nichols.
Mrs. McCastle is preceded in death by her parents, John Hines and Evelyn Hines; her son, Rev. Melvin Salter, Mattie Hines, Eva Mae Mobley, Maggie Wright; three brothers, Chester Hines, William Hines, Hubert Hines.
Survivors include: three daughters, Lula (Elder Eddie) Banks, Jacqueline (George) Dukes, Min. Melanie (Min. Robert) Hill, all of Atmore; four sons, Jesse (Cynthia) Salter, Fred (Inez) Salter and Kenny Salter, all of Atmore, and Robert (Willie) Salter of Los Angeles, Calfi.; two step-sons, Glenn of Ocala, Fla. and Willie McCastle of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Emma Daniels of Atmore; one brother, Rosevelt Hines of Rochester, N.Y.; 108 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at 1 p.m. at House of God Church with Elder McDougald officiating.
Burial will follow in Stallworth Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Turner funeral chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Leatha Mae McWilliams
LATHAM – Mrs. Leatha Mae McWilliams, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary.
She was a native of Latham and a resident of Latham for many years and a home maker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Cora White; her husband, Eddie L. McWilliams; and two brothers, James White and Harry White.
Survivors include: her son, James and Catherine Carter of Marlow Heights, MD; three sisters, Loverica Hudson of Union Town, Floence Carroll of Bay Minette, and Seia Tate of Latham; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. McWilliams will be Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Latham, with Minister Johnny Coleman Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 from 2 to 8:30p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Tuner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Dorothy Juanita Nelson
CENTURY, FLA. – Mrs. Dorothy Juanita Nelson, 79, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 at a local hospital.
Mrs. Nelson was a native of McDavid, Fla., and a resident of Century, Fla. for the past 59 years. She was a member of Beulah Chapel Assembly of God. Retired nurse from Jay Hospital with 33 years of service loved to travel and loved her church family. She is preceded in death by her husband Aubrey J. Nelson and a son, James Aubrey Nelson.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Debbie Nelson of Jay, Fla.; her daughter, Linda Nelson Lee of Century, Fla.; daughter-in-law Darlene Nelson of Jay, Fla.; one sister, Louise Gilley of Cantonment, Fla.; six grandchildren, Riley Nelson, Kim Nelson, Jake Nelson, Jamie Nelson, Josh Lee, Greg Nelson; and one great-grandchild, Noah Nelson; and many special friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at 2p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Shelton Kindig officiating.
Burial followed at the Cora Cemetery in Jay.
Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 between 6 and 8p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Ron Gilley, Ronnie Gilley, John White, Lloyd Barrow, Lavon Little, Reggie Burkett.
Honorary pallbearers were Rex Goodson, Hughie Jernigan, Alton Robbins, Melvin Johnson.