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Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2007

By Staff
Mary Nell Morgan Ward
FLOMATON – Mrs. Mary Nell Morgan Ward, 79, of Flomaton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Century Care Center.
Mrs. Ward was a native of Brantley; in Crenshaw County and had been a member of the Flomaton community since 1952, coming from Byrneville. She was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church. Her husband James Reul Ward Sr. preceded her in death.
Survivors include, James Reul (Barbara Ann) Ward Jr. of Flomaton; sister Grace Manly of Atmore; two grandchildren, Jameson Ward and Andrew Ward both of Flomaton and 17 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Little Escambia cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers were James Parker, Jameson Ward, Andrew Ward, Danny Morgan, Leslie Morgan and Ronald Morgan.
Dorothy Rigsby Wilkerson
FOLEY – Dorothy Rigsby Wilkerson, 69, a resident of Foley, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgiana with the funeral immediately following at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel cemetery.
Her husband, Elvin Benjamin Rigsby preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Cheryll (Steve Van Wey) Collier and Terrell (Renee) Rigsby; four grandchildren, Clay (Cheryl) Collier, Clint Collier, Brandy Rigsby and Hannah Rigsby; five great grandchildren, Tommy Collier, Anna Collier, Jamie Collier, Claire Collier and Jeremy Collier; two brothers, Douglas (Pauline) Wilkerson and William (Bill) Wilkerson.
Ironza Belle Williams Montgomery
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Mrs. Ironza Belle Williams Montgomery was born to the union of the Rev. Alfred Williams and Rosetta Creagh Williams on May 19, 1921 in Stockton. She departed with this life on Oct. 4, 2007 at Covenant Hospice at the University of West Florida hospital in Pensacola.
She received her formal educational training in the Escambia County Public School System and the former Alabama State Teacher's College. She was a devoted educator, who worked faithfully for 37 years touching the lives of many that she taught.
Ironza became a faithful member of Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church at an early age. She was a member of the Steward Board, the Stewardess Board and the Missionary Society. She was a member of the Eastern Star Eureka Chapter #648, where she served for many years in various capacities.
Her father and mother and a son Alfred William (Jeanette) Bruce and a daughter Carrie C. Bruce preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted and caring son, John Brooks Bruce Jr. and a devoted daughter, Ann Montgomery Johnson; eight grandchildren, Xavier Bruce of Detroit, Mich., Tamara Brice, Cynthia Evette Bruce (Michael) of Rochester, N.Y., Alfred W. (Cassandra) Bruce II of Atmore, Vanessa Bruce (Keith) Kyles, Woodrow Johnson III, Andrea D. Johnson, and Candice E. Hall Bruce of Atlanta, Ga.; four great grandchildren, Brazile Peterson of Rochester, N.Y., Cindy Jada Bruce, Alfred W. Bruce III of Decatur and Kaylis Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; four step grandchildren, Valerie (Dennis) Butler, Sonja Martin (Hall), Charlotte Martin and one who preceded her in death, Janice Rothchild; a devoted lifelong friend, Mrs. Milvie Wilson (Brown Baby) of Mobile and a host of other relatives and special friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at Gaines A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Joseph Williams and the Rev. Dane Robinson officiating.
Interment followed in Lucious cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were friends.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Christian Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Daisy Peoples Eason
ALASKA – Mrs. Daisy Peoples Eason, 69, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Pleasant, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 at the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. She was a former member of Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Little River and she held many positions in the church and later moved to Anchorage and became a member of Leake Temple A M E Zion Church.
Her husband, Curtis Eason; her parents, Will and Alberta Peoples; two sons, Arthur James Peoples and Ocie Lee Eason, two brothers, Arthur Peoples and Willie Peoples and two sisters, Rebecca Hales and Dorothy Jackson, all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, five daughters, Mary P. Hill of Uriah, Connie L. Daniels, Lisa R. (Will) Wallace, Ashley Silver and Gloria I. Robbins, all of Anchorage, Alaska; three sons, Willie Charles (Georgia) Peoples, Roy (Purlie) Eason, both of Anchorage, Alaska and Joe (Weonia) Peoples of Atlanta, Ga.; one stepson, Curtis Brown of Dadeville; two sisters, Velma Jackson and Francis (Clyde) Jackson, both of Uriah; one brother, James "Bo Ditley" Peoples of Atmore; 26 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at the Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Little River with the Rev. Anthony Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Tate Chapel cemetery in Little River with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore directing.

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