Published 6:21 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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James E. (Gene) Caraway
McCULLOUGH – James E. (Gene) Caraway, 81, died peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Sunday January 28, 2007.
Caraway was born Jan. 4, 1926 to Alto &Lillie Caraway, McCullough. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from February 1944 to May 1946. While in the Navy, he was proud to have served aboard the USS Enterprise. He later went to work for Southern Bell and retired from the phone company in 1985 after 32 years of service.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He loved fishing, hunting, and working in his yard. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jesse Caraway; and daughter, Susan Caraway.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Twila (Marty) Caraway; children, James E. (Jimmy) Caraway, Jr. and his wife, Betty, Betty J. Milliken, Mark S. Caraway &his wife Christi, Billie Jo Poole &her husband, Scott, and Scott E. Caraway &his wife Cindy; sister, Earlene Biggs &husband Jimmy; brothers, Roy Chasez &wife Karen and Richard Chasez; grandchildren, Kim Flowers, Shane Caraway, Susan Spruill, Tara Warren, J T Franklin, Salvador Ferraro III, Jordan Caraway, Michael Caraway, Brooke Greene, Emma Chavis and Landon Caraway; great grandchildren, Trent &Corey Flowers, Cierra &Dallas Caraway, Brennan &Logan Stewart, Mikayla &Joshua Spruill, Marshall Walls &Peyton Franklin; a number of special nieces and nephews; and extended family, Cynthia &Rodney Nowlin.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South with the Rev. Marcus Caraway, the Rev. D. B. Greene and the Rev. Carl D. Shiver officiating. Interment will be in McCullough Cemetery in McCullough.
Active pallbearers will be Robbie Fish, Salvador Ferraro II, Jeff Roberts, Tony Tolbert, Donald Frost &Rodney Nowlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Cook, Linnis Coleman, Kenneth Williams, Sid Roberts and Malcolm Peacock.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home will be directing.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Joseph F. Bishop
BAY MINETTE – Joseph F. Bishop, 76, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at North Baldwin Infirmary.
Bishop was a native and resident of Bay Minette and was a member of Greater St. John Baptist Church in Stockton. Mr. Bishop was a logging truck driver in Mobile.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Bishop, three brothers, Lewis Bishop, Jr., Albert Bishop, and Sammie Lee Bishop; and grandparents, Alfred Goodley and Ivy Goodley.
Survivors include, his wife, Sherry Louise Bishop; mother, Jessie Mae Bishop; six daughters, Earnestine Marshall, Dorothy Crook, Diane Graves, Jackie Bonner, Charity Stevens, Latonya Williams, all of Bay Minette; four sons, David Hudson of Milton, Fla., Joseph F. Bishop of Atlanta, Ga., David Moorer and Bayson Bonner, both of Bay Minette; two sisters, Martha Parker and Lola Mae Davis both of Bay Minette; one step-sister, Maggie Means of Bay Minette; five brothers, Lester Bishop of Brooklyn, N.Y., Abel Bishop of Atmore, Willie Bishop, Charlie Goodley and Robert E. Bishop, all of Bay Minette; 73 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Greater St. John Baptist Church in Stockton with the Rev. P.M. Waller and Dr. Randy Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in Mutual Aide in Bay Minette.
The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Chapel.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Isom Coley
ATMORE – Mr. Isom Coley, 72, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at Atmore Community Hospital. He was a native of Mexia and a resident of Atmore for many years and a truck driver for Scott Paper Company in Mobile.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Judge and Maggie Coley and a son, Isom Coley, Jr.
Survivors include: two daughters, Marie Coley- Hartley and Jeanette Frye- Staples, both of Atmore; nine sons, Raymond Coley and Evander Holyfield, both of Atlanta, Ga., Rickey Coley of Bay Minette, Ronald Coley of Huntsville, Michael Coley of Beaumont, Texas, Anthony Coley and Isom Coley, III, both of Atmore, Antwon Dale of Mobile, and Blake Powell of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Minnie Lee Coley of Atmore; two brothers, Alvin Coley and Sam Thomas, both of Atmore; 60 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with Overseer Willie Mae Smith officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore.
Public viewing was held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Troy E. Hopkins Sr.
ORANGE BEACH – Troy E. Hopkins, Sr., 77, joined our Lord and Father in Heaven on Jan. 29, 2007, while surrounded by his family at his residence in Orange Beach following a lengthy illness.
Hopkins was born in Childersburg on June 25, 1929, and is survived by his wife, Augusta Parker Hopkins; two sons, Troy Hopkins, Jr., and Gregory A. Hopkins, Sr.; three daughters, Dianne Hopkins Walker and husband Charles Walker, Cindy Hopkins, and Charlotte Hopkins and fianc/ Steve Culbreth, all of Orange Beach; and one sister, Mary Lovering of Cocoa Beach, Fla. Troy is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Hopkins was an active member and former Deacon of First Baptist Church of Orange Beach. He was a veteran of the Korean War and owned multiple businesses in Mobile, Atmore, and Orange Beach and was a two-term President of the Alabama Service Station Association. He was also one of the famous "Barnes Boys" of Atmore. Troy is preceded in death by his parents, Henry S. Hopkins and Aller I. Dunn Hopkins, and four sisters, Cordle Hopkins Powell, Augusta Hopkins Jordan, Olene Hopkins Golson, and Ruby Nell Hopkins Randerson.
Pallbearers will be Troy Hopkins III, John Hawkins, Gus Smith, Beau Hawkins, Cline Bilbo, Rodney Powell, Richard Golson, and Matt Fetner.
Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at First Baptist Church of Orange Beach. The family will receive friends and celebrate his life at 9 a.m. and services will be at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore with graveside services at 2 p.m. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore will be in charge of all arrangements.
Elizabeth A. Ewing-Madison
CENTURY, FLA. – Mrs. Elizabeth A. Ewing-Madison, 38, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2007 at Century Care Center. She was a native and resident of Century, Fla. and was a custodian for the Escambia County Florida School Board.
She is survived by, her mother, Willie Loise Ewing of Walnut Hill, Fla.; father, Louis Wallace of Denver, Colo.; three sons, Maurice Austin, Jr., Antonio Demetrius Ewing, and Samuell KenDatia Ewing, all of Century, Fla.; three sisters, Joan Ewing, Shanava Ewing, and Shiquim Ewing, all of Century, Fla.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at 2p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Century, Fla. with the Rev. W.H. Carter officiating.
Turner Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Helen Louise Prewitte
ATMORE – Mrs. Helen Louise Prewitte, 77, of Atmore, former resident of Marion Junction, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 in Atmore. She was a homemaker, born Oct. 22, 1929 in Memphis, Tenn., the only child of the late James and Annie Lou Ervin Madearris.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Prewitte and a great-granddaughter, Macey Abigail Amerson.
Survivors include, one son, Mike Prewitte and wife, Donna of Selma; three daughters, Lana Williams and spouse Mark Lawrence of England, Cathy Williams and husband Roy, Teri Peterson and husband Ronnie, all of Atmore; 10 grandchildren, Lori Moore of Maplesville, Chanda Prewitte of Pontotoc, Miss., Megan Amerson, Stacey Plant, both of Century, Fla., Eric Broadbent of Atmore, Al Phillip Prewitte of Pontotoc, Miss, Lauren Beasley of Atmore, Brittany Brooks, Rachel Prewitte, both of Selma, Dylan Broadbent, Tyler Broadbent both of Atmore; four great-grandchildren, Madison Amerson, Tanner Plant, Madelyn Plant, and Kendall Beasley.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at 1 p.m. in Pineview Cemetery at Selma with Pastor Lane Harris officiating. Active pallbearers will be Eric Broadbent, Phillip Prewitte, Dylan Broadbent, and Eric Plant.
Family will received friends Tuesday evening Jan. 30, 2007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Stephanie Katrina Byrd
ATMORE – Funeral services for Stephanie Katrina Byrd, daughter of the late Lee and Jessie Byrd, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore at 11 a.m. with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.

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