Published 11:42 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Glenn Mason
Glenn Mason, 72, of Lake Placid, Fla. died Monday, March 19, 2007 at his Placid Lakes home unexpectedly. Glenn was a native Alabamian, born to Ms. Mary Kate and William Mason, Jan. 14, 1935 in Atmore. Glenn was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving at the tail end of the Korean Conflict. After being discharged honorably from the Force, Glenn went to work for Pan Am Airlines. His employ would last for 28 years and he retired as an Inspector. Glenn moved to Lake Placid in 2002 from Miami, Fla. with his bride Barbara (Smoak) Mason. He married Barbara in April of 1962 and they enjoyed 44 years together. Glenn was a member of the American Legion Lake Placid Post #25 and the VFW Post #2880. He was a Baptist by faith. Glenn is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; and siblings, Mary Sue Walker of Lovelock, Nev., and Jerry and Benny of Atmore; he leaves behind one niece and five nephews.
Memorial service, presentation of Colors and Military Honors by the McDill Air Force Base were held Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 4 p.m. at the Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Roberts of the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church officiating.
Memorial services arrangements were under the direction of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home.
Edna Roberta Daniel Metts
Mrs. Edna Roberta Daniel Metts, 84, of Uriah died Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Monroe County Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Uriah First Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford E. Metts and one son, Warren Eugene Metts. She is survived by six sons, Clifford Jr. (Betty) Metts of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Roger (Hazel) Metts of Uriah, Howard (Muffy) Metts of Prattville, Donald (Nell) Metts of Uriah, Paul Bennett (Brenda) Metts of Atmore, and Mike (Kim) Metts of Crossville, Tenn.; five daughters, Kate (Douglas) Waters of Uriah, Rondy (Donald) Odom of Uriah, Ann (John) Haynes of Dallas, Ga., June (Mac) Turberville of Wanyewright, Sandra (Larry) Fralick of Uriah; eight sisters, Ellotte Shanahan of Staten Island, N.Y., Sally Kilcrease and Dorothy Lambert, both of Bay Minette, Doris Peterson of Panama City, Fla., Shirley Green of Milton, Fla., Myrtle Waters of Repton, Nina Mooney and Lois Jordan, both of Excel; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday, April 23, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Wittington officiating. Interment followed in Sowell Old Field Cemetery in Goodway with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Michael Steven Womack
Mr. Michael Steven Womack, a native of Huxford and a long time resident of Theodore, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at an area hospital to be with his heavenly father. Mr. Womack was 47.
Mr. Womack was a veteran of the United States Navy for eight years. He was employed with Cooper Marine for 10 years and achieved the status as a river boat pilot for Cooper Marine.
Mr. Womack was preceded in death by his loving parents, Ralph and Pauline Womack.
Survivors include: two sisters, Sharon Crook of Atmore and Sue Rhodey of Theodore; and three brothers, Ray Womack of Huxford, Ronnie Womack and Joe Womack of Excel; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Friday, April 20, 2007 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mobile Gardens Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile.
Mr. Womack will be, with great sadness, missed by his family and friends.
In Lieu of flowers, it will be greatly appreciated for any donations that can be made to the Springhill Memorial Hospital Cancer Center.
Virginia Lucile Starkes
Mrs. Virginia Lucile Starkes, 79, born in Phoenix City and a resident of Perdido died Thursday, April 19, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Starkes was a retired examiner for Vanity Fair in Atmore.
She is survived by: her son, Robert Wayner Moshell of Edmonds, Wash.; three daughters, Sharon Lee Moshell of Atmore, Patricia Ann Dean of Perdido, Linda Lou King of Bay Minette; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Starkes, her grandson, Adam Moshell and her granddaughter, Sherry Hadley/
The funeral service was held Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 4 p.m. at Fretwell Tabernacle Church with sister Helen Stewart officiating. Interment followed at Bryars- McGill Cemetery in Perdido.
The wake for Mrs. Starkes was held Friday, April 20, 2007 from 3 p.m. until the 4 p.m. service Saturday at Fretwell Tabernacle Church.
Active pallbearers were Timothy McKinney, Timothy Thomley, Joseph Hadley, Billy "Buster" Dean, Jr., Kenny Weekley, and Charles "Bubba" Godwin. Alternate pallbearer were: Lee Davis and Anthony Dean.
Norris Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Robert Lee Phillips
Brother Robert Lee Phillips was born March 10, 1952 to Ms. Climmie Finklea and Mr. Willie Grimes in Camden. His Heavenly Father called him to eternal rest on Thursday, April 12, 2007 in the Camden Hospital.
At an early age Mr. Phillips joined the Gravel Creek Baptist Church of Camden. After moving to Atmore he joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and later joined the Second Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a member until death.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Jane Phillips, two aunts, Ms. Gladys Jenkins and Ms. Vivian Phillips, and one brother, Cleveland Finklea.
Mr. Phillips was employed by Kimberly Clarke for 18 years. When the company closed down he continued to work by opening his own business "Phillips Logging". He worked faithfully until the Lord called him home to rest.
Mr. Phillips was well known by his friends and everyone near him as Mr. Phillips, "Lil Man" and Uncle Louie. He was a very happy and lovable person. He loved his family dearly. He will be greatly missed but his love and thoughts will never leave our hearts.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife for thirty five years, Mrs. Geraldine Phillips; two daughters, Delois Perdue and Berlina Phillips; one son, Robert (Lisa) Phillips all of Atmore; his loving mother, Mrs. Climmie S. Edwards of N.Y; father, Mr. Willie Grimes of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Barbara Finklea, Carolyn (Charles) Scott all of Pensacola, Fla.; Connie (Clarence) Edwards, Sydell (Odie) of N.Y.; five brothers, Tommie (Shirley) Finklea of Atmore, Ricky (Rose) Phillips Charles Phillips, Clyde (Shana) Edwards and Christopher Edwards, all of N.Y.; one aunt, Ms. Willie Bell of Camden; five sister-in-laws, Linda (Claude) Stallworth, Georgia Dortch, Rosetta Dortch, Ella (Cal) Abner, Earnestine (Earnest) Akinson all of Atmore; one brother-in-law, Clinton Dortch; two special nieces, Felisha Dortch and Loretta Johnson; two very special cousins, Ray Charles Phillips and Daniel Jenkins; nine grandchildren: Montreal, Eunice, Keeshan, Harlacies, Rakeem, Tyson, Desmond, Robert and Lil Jaylin; two special friends, Albert French and Raymond Spears; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Hayes officiating.
Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Virgie Mae Phillips
Mrs. Virgie Mae Phillips, 85, of Walnut Hill, Fla. died Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at her residence. She was a homemaker, born on May 3, 1921 to the late Tom and Hattie Williams Glass.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Earnest "J.E." Phillips as of 2003 after 65 years of marriage and one son, Junior Phillips.
Survivors are: two sons, Vernon Phillips and Douglas Phillips both of Walnut Hill, Fla.; one sister, Velma C. Seay of Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren, Selina Phillips Hutton, Jason Phillips, Kenda Phillips Edgar, Shannon Phillips, Scott Phillips, and Heath Phillips; seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, April 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. from the Dry Springs Church in Dry Springs, Fla. with the Rev. Jack McCullough officiating. Interment was held in Dry Springs Cemetery.
Family received friends Friday, April 20, 2007 at the Church from 10 a.m. until service time.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

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