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Obituaries

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Vicky Cotton Bell
GOODWAY – Mrs. Vicky Cotton Bell, 50, of Goodway passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 in Huxford.
Mrs. Bell, a longtime resident of Monroe County, lived in Goodway.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Goodway.
Mrs. Bell was a PFT city carrier with the United States Postal Service in the Bay Minette office.
Survivors include: her husband, David M. Bell of Goodway; three sons, Benjamin Edward Daniel of Florence, Russell Shaun O'Farrell of Goodway, Steven Mason O'Farrell and wife Raquel of Oklahoma City, Okla; one granddaughter, Katelyn Jaide O'Farrell; father, Robert Y. Cotton of Huxford; stepmother, Katie Cotton of Huxford; mother, Peggy Muck of Robertsdale; stepfather, Ron Muck of Robertsdale; sister, Cynthia Dreadin and husband Glen of Huxford; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 at 2p.m. at First Baptist Church of Goodway with Rev. Steve Dunn officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10th from 12noon to 2p.m. at the church
Jean (Monk) Rushing Brown
PENSACOLA – Jean (Monk) Rushing Brown, 48, of Pensacola, Fla, formerly of Atmore died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.
She was a devoted companion to Iris Ashley and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Rushing and brother, Eddie Rushing.
Survivors include her loving companion of 17 years, Iris Ashley; mother, Ann Rushing Brown of Atmore; sisters and brothers, Patricia and husband Duel of Sylacauga, Debbie Baggett of Mobile, Rev. John Rushing and wife Shirley of Atmore and Victor Rushing of Atmore; several nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her precious animals, Scarlett and Stitch, who have always meant the world to her; and many good friends, Charlene Bright, BJ Penny, Cathy Raybon, Corene Reid, Lou Campbell and Betty Amick, of Pensacola, Fla.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jean (Monk) Brown will be Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 at 2p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway. Following the service a gathering to commemorate Jean's life will be held at the Flame Lounge, 4960 Mobile Hwy.
Adolph "Doc" Sutton, Sr.
ATMORE – Mr. Adolph "Doc" Sutton, Sr., 95, of Atmore died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 in Atmore. He was the owner of Sutton's Restaurant, and was born in Berrydale, Fla., Santa Rosa County, on August 17, 1911 to the late William Henry and Ada Hawkins Sutton. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ouida Patterson Sutton.
Survivors are: two sons, Adolph "Doc" Sutton, Jr., of Atmore and Robert Patterson Sutton and wife, Mary Ann of Fairhope; two daughters, Carolyn Aniece Settle of Atmore and Ouida Sutton Tartt and husband Innes of Pensacola, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 1p.m. until 2p.m. with a graveside service following in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dan Rhodes officiating.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, INC is in charge of all arrangements.
Jerrylin Janice Baker
ATMORE – Mrs. Jerrylin Janice Baker, 74, of Atmore died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at her residence. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills from the cutting room department, born in Monroe County on March 22, 1932 to the late John Clyde and Icia Irene Stacey McDonald.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Winston C. "Buddy" Baker. She was a member of Robinsonville Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two sons, Clifford Wayne Baker and wife, Diane of Bratt, Fla., and James Edward "Eddie" Baker and wife, Patricia of Atmore; one daughter, Jerrylin Denise Chason and husband, Paul of Bratt, Fla.; one brother, E.R. "Buddy" McDonald of Atmore; one sister, Joyce Marie Russell and husband, Robert J. of Oak Grove, Fla.; six grandchildren, Maranda Brooks, Scottie Baker, Troy Baker, Christy Chason, Kevin Chason and Ryan Chason; five great-grandchildren, Tyler Brooks, Tanner Brooks, Kaleb Baker, Taylor Baker and Cadynce Chason.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 at 10a.m. from the Robinsonville Baptist Church with Rev. Mike McMorris officiating. Interment will follow in Robinsonville Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers: Scott Baker, Troy Baker, Kevin Chason, Ryan Chason, Brandon Smith and Gary Singleton. Honorary pallbearers: Joe Pennington, Dean Smith, Ed Fore, Jim Vinson, Doug Byrd, Clay Helton, David Helton, Jim Miller, Tyler Brooks, Tanner Brooks, and Kaleb Baker.
Family received friends, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 9p.m. to 8p.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
William "Bill" Mosley
ATMORE – Mr. William "Bill" Mosley, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 in Pensacola, Fla.
Mr. Mosley was a native of Perdido, and a resident of Atmore for the past 46 years. He was a member of the Atmore Baptist Temple and preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lillian Mosley, a daughter, Shirley Ann Mosley, a son, Norman Allen Mosley, his parents, two brothers, and a sister.
Survivors include: three sons, Donald Ray and Sue Carol Mosley of Auburn, Ronald Ray and Faye Mosley of Atmore, and Freddie Wayne Mosley of Atmore; four daughters, Martha Estelle Mosley of Atmore, Laura Edra Ikner of Atmore, Linda Charlotte and Wayne Kirchharr of Bay Minette, and Nora Jean and Pete Weaver of Bay Minette; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Butch Mosley of Ellisville, Miss.; and a sister, Mazie Joiner of Rabun.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2006 at 2p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. C.L. Langford officiating.
Burial followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 8, 2006 from 6 to 9p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Billy Watford, Bob Bonner, C.J. Bell, Billy Gates, Wayne Baker, and Sam Lee.
Honorary pallbearers were Warren Mosley, Norman Hadley, Rodney Kirchharr, Terry Mosley, Scott Barnhart, and Christopher Rogers.
Wilbert Schnable
ATMORE – Mr. Wilbert Schnable, 75, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 in Atmore.
Mr. Schnable was a native of Lehr, N.D., former resident of Greeley, Colo. and a resident of Atmore for the past five and a half years. He attended church at the University Parkway Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Julius Schnable.
Survivors include: his wife of 54 years, Violet June Schnable of Atmore; one son, Gardell Schnable and Kelly of Hughton, Kan.; daughter, Randa Peacock and Sammy of Atmore; his mother, Ella Schnable of Edgeley, N.D.; one brother, Floyd Schnable of Ashley, N.D.; three sisters, Glaydes Becker of Lead, N.D., Shirley Essig of Wishek, N.D., Shelia Schnable of Jamestown, N.D.; one step-sister, Samantha Peacock; four grandchildren, Tina Palomino, Tami Housden, John Schnable, Ryan Schnable; five great-grandchildren, Kayden Housden, Becken Housden, Rafael Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Teyanna Palomino.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2006 at 10a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor James Mangum officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2006 from 6p.m. until 7:30p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Earl Fore, Gary Brown, Ryan Schnable, Jon Schnable, Manny Siverio, Don Bean.
Sue Hester Lyons
ATMORE – Mrs. Sue Hester Lyons, 89, of Atmore, formerly of Natchez. Miss. died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 in Atmore. Mrs. Lyons was born August 16, 1917 in Hamburg, Miss. to the late Ephraim Lee and Esther Mae Haley Hester.
Survivors include: two daughters, Bobby Sue Brewer of Brandon, Miss. and Dianne Leachman of Atmore; grandchildren, Susan B. Hicks of Brandon, Miss, Deborah B. Mizell and husband, Glenn of Natchez, Miss, Carolyn S. Brewer of Brandon, Miss., Trish B. Case and husband, Dusty of Denham Springs, La., Tammy L. Ohlebowski and husband, Joe of Lake Ann, Mich., Prentiss Jarrod Leachman and wife Angela of Atmore; great-grandchildren, Kit Leachman, Haley Leachman, Jake Leachman, Amanda M. Hodges, and husband, Ben, Ben Edwards, Gage Edwards, Kelly Case, Lindsey Case, Brittany Case, and Peyton Snyder; two great-great grandchildren, Josh Hodges and Grayson Hodges.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at 11a.m. from Morgantown Baptist Church with Dr. Edgar Wright and Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating.
Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 from 6 to 8p.m. at Larid Funeral Home Union Street and Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 from 10a.m. until time of service at the church.
Pallbearers were: Billy Smith, Wayne Hester, Glen Mizell, Dusty Case, Alvin Lyons, and Calvin Lyons. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Smith, Larry Hester, and Calvin Herring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Library of First Baptist Church of Atmore, 128 S. Main Street, Atmore of Library of Morgantown Baptist Church of Natchez.
Betty Lee Williams
ATMORE – Betty Lee Williams was born on August 15, 1928 to John Williams and Minnie Williams in Wilcox County and moved to Atmore at an early age. She passed from this life on Jan. 2, 2007. She is preceded in death by both parents and a son, Marvin L. Williams.
Survived by one sister, Laura McCastle of Bargo, Ga.: daughters, Beatrice Williams and Cynthia Williams; sons Warnell Williams and Willie (Mary) Williams, all of Atmore; grandchildren, Wanda (Andre) Riley, and U.S. Marine Corps Captain Shelton (Phalissa) Williams of Suffolk, Va., Natasha Williams, Gary Barnes, Jr., Antonia Richardson, Don Richardson, Jr., Torris Richardson, Latonya (Gordon) Brooks, all of Atmore; Maurice Riles of Pensacola, Fla., and Letisha Ries of Saraland. There are a host of great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. The following people are considered brothers and sisters: Edward (Rosle) Risher, Bernice Salter of Atmore, and retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. James L. Hall of Jacksonville, N.C. There is also a special friend, Ella Mae Knight of Atmore.
Services were held at Mt. Gillead Church on Jan. 6, 2007. Interment followed at Pierce Cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were family and friends.
Robinson Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Charles "Chuck" Page
ATMORE – Charles "Chuck" Page, 78, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
He was a native of N.Y. and a resident of Atmore for more than 40 years.
Mr. Page was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Atmore and a dairyman for the last 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Iris and his son Howard.
Memorial services for Mr. Page will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at 6 p.m. at the Patterson Chapel of First Baptist Church of Atmore. Entrance to the chapel is on Horner Street.