Published 1:04 am Wednesday, May 16, 2007

By Staff
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Norweder A. Coley
ATMORE – Ms. Norweder A. Coley, 56, of Atmore died on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at Atmore Nursing Care Center.
She was a native of Atmore, was a member of the Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore and had been a member of Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church.
Ms. Coley had worked for the Escambia County Board of Education as a custodial worker at A.C. Moore Elementary School.
She is survived by two sons, Anthony L. Coley and Isom Coley both of Atmore; one sister, Minnie R. Watson of Atmore; seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church with Bishop Willie L. Williams, Pastor, officiating. Retirement of her remains will be in the Stallworth Cemetery.
Public viewing will be held on Friday from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Chapel. Her body will lie instate at the church one hour prior to funeral services.
Turner Funeral Chapel of Atmore is directing.
Edwin Smith
LITTLE ROCK – Mr. Edwin Smith, 86, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2007 in Little Rock.
Mr. Smith was a native of Brewton, a former longtime resident of Mobile, and a resident of Little Rock for the past 15 years. A retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force, a Veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he demonstrated by giving up job for family, he was caring fun loving, generous and would sacrifice much to help others and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Quitman, Miss. He was predeceased in death by a daughter-in-law, Roseanna Fraiser Smith.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 and a half years, Margaret Morris Smith of Little Rock; two sons, David Joseph Smith of Little Rock and Edwin "Eddie" Smith of Flomaton; his daughter, Elsie Mae Smith and Roy D. McCollough of Waynesboro, Miss.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his sister, Annie Laura Caro of Tillman's Corner; five sisters-in-law, Flora Morris Black, Mary J. Ray, Jean Myrick, and Elizabeth Myrick, all of Little Rock, and Esther Ree Smith of Semmes; and three brothers-in-law, Billy Myrick, Aaron Myrick and Mack Myrick, all of Little Rock.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Garey Tracey, Pastor Jamie Pumble, and Pastor Charles Flach officiating.
Burial will follow at Little Rock Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2007 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Lynn McCollough, Larry McCollough, Lee McCollough, Luke McCollough, Lonnie McCollough and Frank Loza,.
Honorary pallbearers will be Conway Price, Jimmy Frost.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Thomas Leland Woodcock
ATMORE – Mr. Thomas Leland Woodcock, Jr., 46, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Atmore.
Mr. Woodcock was a native of Pensacola, Fla., a former resident of Flomaton and Brewton, a resident of Atmore for the past year and attended the Baptist Church. He was predeceased in death by his father, Thomas Leland Woodcock, Sr.
Survivors include: his wife, Lynn Woodcock of Atmore; his mother, Judith Wilson of Brewton; four sons, Jonathan Woodcock of Daytona, Fla., Matthew Davis of Pace, Fla., Arian Peters of Atmore, and Brian Peters of Altus, Okla.; his daughter, Katie Peters of Atmore; his grandmother, Agnes Roberts of Marble Falls, Texas; four brothers, Michael L. Woodcock of Navarre, Fla., David Woodcock of Brewton, John C. Woodcock of Brewton, James Woodcock of Pensacola, Fla.; and his sister, Krystal Woodcock of Brewton.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Chris Woodcock, Michael Woodcock, David Woodcock, Stephen Thomas, Paul Sims and Kearnest Gantt.
Roland "Sonny" McLain
FLOMATON – Mr. Roland "Sonny" McLain, 76, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at a Pensacola hospital.
Mr McLain was a native of McDavid, Fla., a former resident of Bratt, Fla., and a resident of Flomaton for the past two years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and an avid horseman and attended the Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church. He was predeceased in death by a son, Douglas Keith McLain.
Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Eulene Hanks McLain of Flomaton; two sons, Rick and Stacie McLain of Tuscaloosa, and Mark and Darlene McLain of Cantoment, Fla.; his daughter, Kathy and Joey Jones of Fenton, Mo.; five grandchildren, Ragan and Jack Christian of Birmingham, Shelley and Louis LeBlanc of Tuscaloosa, Kristen McLain of Auburn, Linsey McLain of Cantoment, Fla., and Jacob Jones of Fenton, Mo.; one great-grandchild, Bennett LeBlanc of Tuscaloosa; three brothers, William Earl McLain of Mobile, John McLain and James McLain, both of Century, Fla.; and three sisters, Virginia Singleton of Pensacola, Fla., Joanne Igo and Patsy Magaha, both of Jay, Fla.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 3 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. John Shamblin officiating.
Burial followed at Christian Home Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, May 15, 2007 from 1 p.m. until funeral time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers were Billy Cox, Tommy Cox, Steve Cox, Chester Gunn, Lloyd Barrow and Charlie Lowery.

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