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Published 9:23 am Monday, September 10, 2007

By Staff
Eddie Lee Autrey Jr.
Eddie Lee Autrey Jr. was born on July 29, 1949 in Albion, Mich. to the late Thelma Lee and Eddie Lee Autrey Sr. Several years after his birth, the family moved back to Alabama and resided in the city of Atmore, where Eddie Jr., lovingly referred to as "Jr.", graduated from Escambia County Training School in 1967. He then served in the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge.
Shortly after returning home to Atmore from the war, he married Glendolyn "Glen" Sinquefield. He later found that prior to his marriage; God had blessed Dorita Bradford and him with a child, Elva Danielle Bradford. He worked for Monsanto Textile Mills in Pensacola, Fla.
Jr. and Glen, his former wife of 21 years, moved to Lansing, Mich. in 1973. In this marriage, God blessed them with a child, Ebony Wykeidra Autrey, lovingly known as "Tuna." He retired from General Motors Corporation and remained a resident of Lansing, Mich. He passed away on Aug. 21, 2007 at Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Mich.
The oldest of 10 kids, whenever Jr. would call or visit, his younger brothers and sisters were filled with joy that their big brother was near. The siblings of his age group enjoyed long talks and many laughs of good times, old and new. As the younger siblings grew, so did the relationships of the entire family of ten with each other, filling the family with lively stories and memories of each other that will last an eternity. All that knew him loved and admired him for his sense of class and style. Jr. was a loving father and grandfather, and a brother that will be greatly missed by his family. He confessed his faith in Jesus Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was baptized at Greater Love Apostolic Temple in Lansing Mich., where he remained a member until God called him to rest.
He was preceded in his Homegoing to Glory by: daughter, Elva Danielle Bradford; parents, Thelma Lee and Eddie Lee Autrey, Sr.; grandparents, Georgia and Wade Odom, Elizabeth Brown Pugh, Robert Jim Brown; deceased great-grandparents, Will and Carrie Fores; uncles, Augusta Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Sterling Brown, Willie Brown, Wilbert Autrey, Lomac Autrey; aunts: Lula Lewis, Alice Mason, Gladys O'Cain; great aunt: Della Straughn.
Cherishing his memory and missing him greatly are, one daughter: Ebony (Clevon) Robertson of Lansing, Mich.; three grandchildren, Clevon Robertson II (lovingly known as Scooter), Aleeyah Robertson (lovingly referred to as Hurricane Aleeya by her grandfather), Bryce Robertson (lovingly referred to as Brycee), all of Lansing, Mich.; four brothers, Barry Autrey of Atmore, Bradford Autrey of Lansing, Mich., Vincent Autrey of Mobile, Broderick (LaKeisha) Autrey Sr. of Lansing, Mich.; five sisters, Jacquelyn Autrey of Lansing, Mich., Elishia Autrey of Mobile, Deborah Carter of Lansing, MI, Rhonda (Wayne) Johnson of Atmore, Paulette (William) German of Atmore; adopted brothers: Fritzgerald (Rashele) Autrey of Lansing, Mich., Broderick Autrey Jr. of Atmore; five uncles, David Autrey of Atmore, Jies (Marilyn) Autrey of Mobile, Alphonse Brown of Oakland, Calif., Leroy Brown of St. Louis, Mo., Johnny Lewis of Lansing, Mich.; one aunt, Anita Brown of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one adopted aunt, Minnie Parker of Atmore; life-long friend, Glendolyn Sinquefield of Lansing, Mich; special cousins, Barbara O'Cain of Mobile, Gwin Mason-Council of Mobile, Gloria Jean Mason of Lansing, Mich., Constance Chambers of Atmore; exceptional friend, Bonnie Bates of Lansing, Mich.; special friend, Judy Lambert of Mobile; dear friend, Jean Parker of Lansing Mich.; classmates of Escambia County High School Class of 1967 and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Greater Love Apostolic Temple on Aug. 27, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. in Lansing, Mich. Arrangements were entrusted to Riley Funeral Home. Interment was at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich.
Edythe Patrick Hargrove
BAY MINETTE – Mrs. Edythe Patrick Hargrove, 83, of Bay Minette, formerly of Atmore died Tuesday Sept. 4, 2007 in Mobile. She was a bookkeeper with Patrick Plumbing Co., born in Fort Riley, Kansas on May 14, 1924 to the late Clarence F. and Maude May Paxton Baker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay Minette, member of the Sunshine Singers, member of North Baldwin Hospital Auxillary Vol., and a member of the Red Cross Disaster Team. A volunteer at William F. Green Veterans Home and a former Pink Lady at Greenlawn Hospital in Atmore.
Her husband's B.F. "Frank" Patrick Sr., James Hargrove and one sister, Mary Czamota preceded her in death.
Survivors include, two sons, Benjamin F. Patrick Jr. of Bratt Fla.; Foster Baker (Kathy) Patrick of Atmore; three daughters, Pat James (Hilton) Hall, Frankie Patrick (Billy Wayne) Donald all of Atmore; Manell Patrick Cox of Foley; fourteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and one great – great granddaughter.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Bay Minette. Family received friends at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at Johnson – Quimby Funeral Home. Graveside services followed at 4 p.m. in Serenity Gardens. Active Pallbearers were Jonathan James, William Donald, Joseph Donald, Matthew Patrick, Corry Cox, and Patrick Cox.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 900 Western Cir. Suite 101 Mobile, 36009
Johnson – Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Ladarian Johnson
BAY MINETTE – Master Ladarian Johnson, 8, of Bay Minette, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 12, 2007 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bay Minette with the Rev. Elijah Johnson, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Mutual Aid cemetery in Bay Minette with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.
Lillie Mae Lambert
ATMORE – Mrs. Lillie Mae Lambert born on Oct. 8, 1919 to the late Charlie Northland and Elvira Hall.
She departed this life on Tuesday morning Sept. 4, 2007 at her residence in Atmore.
She leaves to cherish her memories a granddaughter, Deborah (Thomas) Watson of Atmore; a grandson, Ronnie Thomas of Brewton; 3 great grandchildren, LaQwanda Thomas, LaCarlos Thomas, and LaSherman Thomas all of Atmore, 3 great – great grandchildren, Na'Tijah Thomas, Jahmesha Russell, LaCarlos Thomas Jr., Na'Ligah Lee and TyQuez Thomas all of Atmore; a brother n law, William Lewis Sr., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Lambert had three special friends, Bessie Dees, Ida Nell Baldwin and Ann McIntyre. One daughter, Essie Elvira Terry, two sisters, Lucille Lewis and Rosie Lee (Leo) Barron, 7 brothers, James and Buddy Northland, Arch Hall, Perry Hall, Cleveland Hall, Clarence Hall and Willie Hall preceded her in death.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 7, 2007. Burial was at 11:30 a.m. in the Fairview Cemetery.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Josephine Lewis
ATMORE – Ms. Josephine Lewis, 60, of Atmore died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 at Atmore Nursing Care Center. She was a faithful member of the Call to Life Apostolic Faith Ministries where she served as the "Mother of Church" in Atmore. She attended Escambia County training school and was a homemaker.
Her husband, Richard Lewis, her parents, Woodrow and Rosa Mae Curry, three sisters, Irene Coleman, Ethel Mae Bowens, and Mary Crenshaw-Evans all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, one son, Christopher Andre' Lewis of Youngstown, Ohio; 4 sisters, Rosa (Elmore) Williams, Elizabeth (Jimmy) McPherson, and Savanna Curry all of Atmore; and Louie (Bishop Andrew) Hawthorne of Nashville, Ark.; 6 brothers, Willie (Mary) Curry, Samuel (Claudia) Curry, Aaron (Marjorie) Curry, Woodrow (Betty) Curry, Melvin (Clara) Curry all of Atmore; and Eddie Lee (Barbara) Curry of Jersey City, N.J.; and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Apostle G.J. Gibbs, Call to Life Faith Ministries, officiating and the Rev. Robert Davis, Pastor. Interment was in the Mt. Shiloh cemetery in Nokomis with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.
Pauline H. Mitchell
MONROEVILLE – Mrs. Pauline H. Mitchell, 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 in Monroeville.
Mrs. Mitchell was a native of River Falls, and a former resident of Red Level and a resident of Canoe for the past five years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star John B. Sherrer Chapter 517 and attended the Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Her husband, Robert C. Mitchell preceded her in death.
Survivors include, one son Sam (Barbara) Mitchell of Canoe; two grandchildren, Lisa McAnally of Dawsonville, Ga.; and Robby Mitchell of Gantt, four great grandchildren and one sister, Essie V. Cox of Atmore.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. at the Petty – Eastside Chapel with the Rev. Thurl Pearson and the Rev. Steve Breceda officiating.
Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. at the Antioch cemetery in McKenzie.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty – Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Mike McAnally, Caleb McAnally, Jake Kelley, Jule Kelly, Jimmy Rodgers, and Dustin Kelley.
Ada V. Mixon
ATMORE – Mrs. Ada V. Mixon, 85, of Atmore died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at a local nursing home.
Mrs. Nixon was a native of Repton, but had been a resident of Atmore for most of her life, she was a member of the Presley Street Baptist Church and was a supervisor at Vanity Fair Mills for a number of years. Her husband, Mr. James Mixon, 2 brothers, Author Parsons and Joe Parsons, two sisters, Ruby Lowe and Thelma Jenkins all preceded her in death.
Survivors include, a son, James T. Mixon, of Atmore; a brother Jewell Parsons, of Montgomery; 6 nieces, Carolyn Davis of Monroeville; Sherry Hentrick, of Atmore; Terry Parsons of Greenville; Jean Sands of Atmore; Linda Morgan of Pensacola, Fla.; Renie Jo Lassiter, of Uriah; 4 nephews, Ronnie Parsons, Mike Parsons, and Phillip Parsons all of Montgomery; and Billy Parsons of Milton.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at Serenity Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Gilley officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Sands, Richard Hetrick, Steve Hetrick, Joey Hetrick, Justin Hetrick and Brandon Hetrick.
David Wayne Whitaker
MOBILE – David Wayne Whitaker, 46 of Mobile, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at his residence. He worked in maintenance, born in Atmore on March 3, 1961 to Hewlett Brent and Janet Turner Whitaker Jr.
Survivors include, his father H.B. Whitaker Jr., and Janet Turner Whitaker both of Atmore, two brothers, James Kenneth Whitaker of Acworth, Ga. And Hewlett Brent Whitaker III of Mobile; one sister Greer Whitaker Hull of Decatur; two nieces, Whitney Hull and Leslie Whitaker, two nephews, Brian Whitaker and Morgan Hull, one great nephew, Brayden Hull, and many other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Leverette and Bro. Rob Gulledge officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove cemetery. Active pallbearers were Whit Whitaker, Gordon Everette, Gene Everette, Bill Leverette, Dale Lawrence and David Lawrence. Family received friends at Johnson – Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Robert Lee Smith Sr.
ATMORE – Mr. Robert Lee Smith Sr., 75, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 in Monroeville. Mr. Smith was a native of Brewton and a resident of Atmore since 1965. He was retired from Monsanto after 34 years, a member of the Atmore YMCA and attended the Westside Baptist Church. His wife, Gladys M. Smith, a daughter, Patricia Giddeons, a brother, Aubrey Smith and a sister, Francis Graddick all preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons, Doug Byrd of Robertsdale; Ken Byrd of Pinellas Park, Fla.; and Bob Smith of Jacksonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank Smith and Floyd Smith both of Brewton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at the Petty – Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Gladyn Mothershed officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill cemetery.
Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until funeral time on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were, Wallace Bailey, Adam Bailey, John Garrad, Mike Rich, Duane Dortch, and Bobby Lancaster. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Biggs and Scott Davis.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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