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Published 4:58 am Monday, July 9, 2007

By Staff
Joe Louis Thames
Mr. Joe Louis Thames, 59, of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Monday, July 2, 2007 at Shands University Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
He was a native and resident of Walnut Hill. He attended Ransom School in Cantonment, Fla. and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of New St. Paul Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on the finance and cemetery committees. He was a truck driver with Atmore Ready Mix for more than nine years and prior to that he had been the head custodian at the Davisville School. He was also a farmer, mechanic and mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Jo Ann Thames and one sister, Annie Lee Knott.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Thames of Walnut Hill; two sons, DeAundra M. Thames and LaDarrius Thames, both of Walnut Hill; two sisters, Dorothy (Rod) Peacock and Emma (David) Brown both of Walnut Hill; four brothers, Jehue and Don (Laverne) Thames, all of Owensboro, Ky., Anderson Thames of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Hercules (Barbara) Thames of Pensacola, Fla.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the New St. Paul Baptist Church in Walnut Hill. with Rev. Willie White, Pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. His body lied instate at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel of Atmore directing.
George Renfrow
Bro. George Renfrow was born March 16, 1916, to David Renfrow and Fannie Lee Turner in Mississippi. His heavenly father called him to eternal rest on Monday, July 2, 2007, at Jay Florida Hospital.
Bro. Renfrow was employed by the Yellow Cab Company in Chicago after he retired from serving his country in the U.S. Army.
He accepted Christ in his life at an early age. When he located to Atmore, after living in Chicago for several years, he joined Gaines Chapel A.M.E Church and attended church until his health began to fail.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Mary Richardson Renfrow of Atmore; one son, Robert (Shell) Richardson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Debra (Orlando) Frye of Uriah; one sister, Lula Johnson of Cleveland; two sisters-in-law, Helen (Sidney) Joseph and Janie Tate, both of Chicago; one brother-in-law, Hartford Richardson of Chicago; nine grandchildren; two special and devoted ones, Javis Wyatt of Colorado Springs, Colo., and LaDray Bluntt of Atmore; five great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore.
Public viewing was held from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Atmore directed.
Dan E. Stevens
Mr. Dan E. Stevens, 83, of Bay Minette died July 6, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary. Services are to be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel.

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