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Obituaries

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Nell Maughon Bell
ATMORE – Nell Maughon Bell, a lifelong resident and well-known timber bookkeeper in Atmore passed away at her home.
Born Sept. 30, 1938 in Pike County. Nell worked for more than forty-five years as a bookkeeper in the timber industry, having worked twenty-five of those years with Wilson Johnson Timber Company.
For the last two decades, she worked with tireless dedication, devotion, and loyalty at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Atmore for Matthews Land Management, Weeks Bay Mitigation Bank, Matthews Forest Management, and Lower Bryant's Landing.
Known for her gracious hospitality and wonderful cooking skills, Nell was an active and much loved member of Unity Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Sunday School class for the last nine years.
Throughout the Escambia Baptist Association, Nell was an active participant on various mission trips and enjoyed the various senior trips made with association.
Mrs. Bell is survived by her son, Dr. John David Smith (Madge) of Panama City, Fla.; her daughter, Catherine Smith Yancy (Russ) of Daphne; beloved aunt, Evelyn Maughon Parker Sellers of Atmore; grandchildren, Emily Smith and Anna Smith of Panama City, Fla. and Carly Yancy of Daphne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Maughon and Gladys Jinright Shanks.
Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 at Atmore Memorial Chapel from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at Unity Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Hooper W. Matthew, III, and the men from her Adult Sunday School Class: Roy Shivers, Jess Mulder, Carl Lambert, Thomas Qualls, John Johnson, Frank Williams, Gene Van Hoosen, and Lester Weber.
As per Mrs. Bell's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 10210 Highway 31, Atmore, Ala. 36502.
Arrangements made by Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc.
Shelby Wayne Hubbird
LENOX – Mr. Shelby Wayne Hubbird, 55, born in Atmore and a resident of Lenox died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 at the V.A. Hospital in Birmingham.
Mr. Hubbird was a security guard for Pollard Security Company.
Survivors include: his companion, Ann L. Hall of Lenox; a brother, Robert Hubbird of Atlanta; two sisters, Ruby Swick of West Chicago, Ill. and Ruth O'Farell of McDavid, Fla.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at noon at St. Anna's Episcopal Church in Poarch. Visitation and refreshments will be served following the service in the Church Parish Hall.
Cremation arrangements by Norris Funeral Home, 402 E. 2nd Street, Bay Minette, Al 36507.
Jessie Mae Prince
CENTURY – Mrs. Jessie Mae Prince was born on March 28, 1942 in Drewer. Her life here expired on Dec. 15, 2006 at her home in Century, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Till and Willie Mae McDowell, one sister, Wynolia Taylor, and was the wife of the late Mr. Joe Louis Price.
She was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. for 40 years. After the death of her husband in 2002 she returned home to Atmore and shortly after moved to Century, Fla. where she also attended New Beginnings Church.
Mrs. Price leaves to cherish her memories a devoted family: five children, Min. Lizzie (Orlando) Moorer of Walnut Hill, Fla., Mary (Willie) Cottrel of Century, Fla., Jerry (Michell) Bolden of Brooklyn, N.Y., Wendy (Gerome) Gumm of Mobile, Joangela (Bobby) Green of Brooklyn, N.Y.; also to cherish her first husband, Mr. James Wesley Graham of Perdido; 12 grandchildren, Natarshawa Carter, Kirshanda Hale, Anastarcia Martinez, Ceasar Martinez, Jr., April Gums, Latoya Price, Raymond Louis Price, Joseph Price, Skyler Price, Angel Price, Tyrell Price, and Juville Price; three brothers and one sister, Charles (Willie Mae) McDowell, Till (Seretha) McDowell, II, David Lee McDowell, and Lena Mae McDowell; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and also a very special pet, "Bo Bo" and four very special friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 at 1p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Henderson Powell officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 from 2 to 8p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Family hour will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers are family members and flowers bearers are friends.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Sadie Mae York
STAPLETON – Mrs. Sadie Mae York, 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 at Oakwood Nursing Center in Bay Minette. She was a native of Stockton and a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y. for many years. She was a member of Zion Fountain A.M.E. Zion Church in Stockton and was a member of the Senior Choir.
Mrs. York was employed for USPS as a postal worker in New York.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry N. Stevens and Leola Steven, a son, Reuben York, Jr. and two sisters, Emma White and Selena McWilliams.
Survivors include: a son, Johnny York of Stockton; two sisters, Anne Mae Baker of Stockton and Mary Cox of Bay Minette; three brothers, Dan Edward (Alena) Stevens of Bay Minette, Floyd (Ruth) Stevens of Bay Minette, and Robert Lee (Delores) Stevens of New York, N.Y.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 at 11a.m. at Zion Fountain A.M.E Zion Church in Stockton with Rev. Richard L. Dockery, Jr. officiating.
Burial followed at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Bay Minette.
Turner Funeral Chapel in charge of all arrangements.