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Obituaries

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Jackson Edword Armstrong Sr.
CENTURY, FLA. – Jackson Edword Armstrong Sr. was born March 5, 1950 to the late Robert and Rachel Armstrong in Escambia County, Fla. He was reared in Century, Fla. by the late Francis Ashford and Richard Hudson. He was a member of Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church in Century, Fla.
He graduated from G. W. Carver High School in Century in 1967. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served as a Military Police officer. He graduated from the State of Alabama Corrections Academy and was a correctional officer at G.K. Fountain Correction Facility in Atmore until his retirement in 2006.
He united in Holy Matrimony to the former Barbette Gray in 1971 and shared his love with their five children, Nicole, Michelle, Mabel, Angela and Jackson, Jr.
Later in life he met and married the former Teresa Williams. He shared his love with her children, Korey, Shantele and Shante', whom he cared for as his own and was affectionately called "Mr. White."
Jackson leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted wife, Teresa and children; Nicole (Bernard), Michelle, Mabel (Thomas), Angela (Terrance), Shante', Shantele, LaQuandria, Korey, and Jackson, Jr.; grandchildren, KaShun, Ryheem, Myshia, Jarrod, Najzwa, Tamera, Thomas, Jr., Calik, Terrance, Jr., Anyia, Akayle, Tayliah, Jaylen, and Jada; brothers, Robert, Jr. (Tina), Elijah (Anna), Willie George, and Louis; sisters, Bettie (Lawrence), Edwina and Ethel Bell; uncle, Joe Armstrong; father-in-law, Lee (Sandra) Williams, Jr.; and mother-in-law, Olivette Williams; in-laws, Roderick (Rita) and Lee, III; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Gillend Missionary Baptist Church with Robert Davis officiating.
Interment followed in Alabama Mississippi Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Southern Region Cert. Team and flower bearers were friends.
Allie Mae Criswell
MONROEVILLE – Mrs. Allie Mae Criswell, 91, of Monroeville died Monday, March 19, 2007 in Monroeville. She was a retired examiner with Vanity Fair Mills, born in Escambia County on Nov. 24, 1915 to the late John Franklin and Sandy Anna King Criswell.
Survivors are, one son, Donald R. Criswell of Spingville; one daughter, Martha Ann Sheets of Excel; four grandchildren, Keith Criswell, Dawn Criswell Stephens, Kevin Criswell and Eric Sheets; nine great-grandchildren, Ashley Sheets, Amber Sheets, Alisha Sheets, Jordan Criswell, Lauren Criswell, Sondna Criswell, Tyler Stephens, Jackson Criswell and Garrett Criswell; one sister, Myrtice Milstead of Gonzalez, Fla.; a special friend, Peggy Richardson.
Services will be Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery. Family will receive friends, Wednesday evening, March 21, 2007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of all arrangements.
Melvin Frazier Lovette Jr.
HUNTSVILLE – Mr. Melvin Frazier Lovette Jr., 54, of Huntsville passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007 in Huntsville.
Mr. Lovette was a native of Atmroe, a resident of Flomaton for years and a member of Huntsville's community for the past three years. He was an extremely talented musician and his music was enjoyed by all who heard it.
Survivors include, his mother, Ava William Hollet of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Linda Lovetter; nephew, Shea Lover of Huntsville; special friends, Phillip Williams and Samuel Pruett, both of Huntsville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Janet Lee officiating.
Visitation was held Sunday, March 18, 2007 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m.
A.G. Smith
Mr. A.G. Smith, 64, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2007 in Monroeville.
Mr. Smith was a native of Atmore, a resident of Perdido for most of his life, and attended the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Faye Smith, his mother and father, James and Iva Smith, three brothers, two sisters, and a stepson, Burt Wiggins.
Survivors include, his wife, Patricia Wiggins of Perdido; three sons, Kenny and Susan Smith of Perdido, James A. and Teresa Smith of Bay Minette, and Henry and Allison Wiggins of Robertsdale; his daughter, Becky and David Macks of Perdido; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Susie Stewart of Perdido and Nellie Ree Burkett of Atmore.
Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Soesbe and Rev. C.L. Langford officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, March 20, 2007 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Floyd E. Stevens Sr.
Mr. Floyd E. Stevens Sr., 74, of Stockton died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at his residence.
Family will receive friends from to 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday at Zion Fountain A.M.E Church in Stockton. Service at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Robinson Cemetery.
Public viewing will be at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Atmore directing.
Evelyn Lucille (Stewart) Goins
PINE GROVE – Mrs. Evelyn Lucille (Stewart) Goins, 74, born in Pineville, Fla. and a resident of the Pine Grove community of Bay Minette, died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at North Baldwin Infirmary (E.R.) She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair.
She is survived by, her husband, A.F. "Bud" Goins of Pine Grove; four children, Betty (Jeffery) Munn of Fairhope, Tony (Patti) Stewart of Phillipsville, Ernest Stewart, Jr. of Phillipsville, Terry (Tonya) Goins of Pine Grove; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ivan Stewart of Perdido, Edward Stewart of Dyass, Winston Peewee Stewart of Dyass; three sisters, Dorothy Goodson of Foley, Jeanette Fickling of Panama City, Fla. and Brenda Spence of Pineville, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Stewart, Calvin Stewart and Everette Stewart and her sisters, Christine HEathcock, Annette McCullough and Frances Hadley.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Haase officiating. Interment followed at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mickey Stewart, Keith Stewart, Trent Stewart, Chase Stewart, Nelson Sharp and Michael Rollin.
The family received friends Sunday, March 18, 2007 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Norris Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements were made by Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette.