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Sue Taylor Phillips
ATMORE – Sue Taylor Phillips, 75, of Atmore passed on Nov. 12, 2007 in Montrose Bay.
Her parents, James "J.T." and Agnes Taylor, daughter Susan Diane Caraway and a brother, Junior Taylor each preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Betty Jean Caraway Millikan of Flomaton; grandchildren, Tara Franklin (Jessie) Warren of Robertsdale and Justin "JT" Franklin of Flomaton; great grandchildren, Marshall Wall III, Peyton and Cameron Franklin; sisters, Willie G "Penny" Everett of Mobile and Nioma Stewart of Atmore; several loving nieces and nephews; son, James Caraway; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a very special friend, Preston Simpson of Montrose Bay.
Ms. Phillips was the youngest of four children. She was known as a prankster and loved to play cards, especially with her grandson, Marshall. She always had a joke to tell or a prank to pull. Ms. Phillips was a homemaker and retired seamstress. Ms. Phillips spent most of her younger years in Beaumont, Texas; where she made several lifetime friends. She had a great, beautiful, big heart and was always a giver.
The family of Ms. Phillips gives many special thanks and gratitude to a long time, very special friend, Pat Steel of Atmore Ambulance.
A memorial service will be held at Brooks Memorial Church in Atmore. Minister Mike Grindel will preside. Please check Sundays Atmore Advance for the time and date of service.
Joseph Andrew Oliver
ROBERTSDALE – Mr. Joseph Andrew Oliver, 73, a native of Robertsdale, and a resident of Grove Hill, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at his home. He was born in Sweet Water. He was a probation officer and warden at Holman Prison in Atmore.
Funeral services were held at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 with Ben Davis and the Rev. David Curtis officiating. Burial was at Pittman Memorial cemetery in Robertsdale.
Survivors include, wife, Reba Hicks Oliver of Grove Hill; three sons, Tony Oliver of Mobile, Scott Oliver of Whatley and Jon Oliver of Foley; daughter, Krista Oliver Bryan of Walnut Hill, Fla.; two stepsons, Dean Hicks of Mobile and Desak Hicks of Coffeeville; two stepdaughters, Debra Tanner of Mobile and Dian Carlson of Omaha, Neb.; four sisters, Peggy Hood of Lucedale, Miss., Shirley Clingan of Robertsdale, Sue Gardener of Robertsdale and Lou Elders of Libuso, La.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
His first wife of 42 years, Ruth Smith Oliver, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Al Clingan, Gray Smith, Clarence Waters, Bill Hearn, Donnie Tanner, Eddie Slayton, John Richburg and Bobby Keahey.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.
O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.
Thera Mae Bumpers
COFFEEVILLE – Thera Mae Bumpers, born Dec. 2, 1914, 92 years old, died Nov. 13, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Bumpers was a native and a resident of Coffeeville. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville. She was also a member of the RSVP Club.
Her husband, John L. Bumpers, and Grandson Jonathon White each preceded her in death.
Survivors include, daughters, Lyla Koch of Jackson and Brenda White of Atmore; sons, John H. Bumpers of Coffeeville, Michael L. Bumpers of Coffeeville and Jerry G. Bumpers of Coffeeville; eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Visitation and service was from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville with the Rev. Roscoe Wentworth officiating.
Interment followed in Coffeeville Baptist cemetery.
Pallbearers were, Austin Bumpers, Philip Bumpers, Rudy Glen Koch, Bill White, Scott Johnson, Brian Middleton, Brandon Middleton and Blake Middleton.
Arrangements by Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson.
Douglas Neal Floyd Sr.
OAK GROVE, Fla. – Mr. Douglas Neal Floyd Sr., passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007.
Mr. Floyd was a native and former resident of Pensacola, Fla. and a resident of Oak Grove, Fla. for the past six months. Doug loved to hunt and fish, he was very happy with his new wife and family and looked forward to hunting on his new family land. He was a special son, husband and father, and loved his family very much.
Survivors include, wife, Darcy Floyd of Oak Grove, Fla.; children, Douglas Neal Floyd Jr. and Krista Marie Floyd of Pensacola, Fla.; stepchildren, Adam Freeman, Allison Freeman and Amber Freeman of Oak Grove, Fla.; loving parents, Dennie and Connie Floyd of Pensacola, Fla.; sister Melissa (Lee) Madden of Pensacola, Fla.; grandmother, Ruby Schlichting of Pensacola, Fla.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vince and Cindy Milstead of Oak Grove, Fla.; grandmother-in- law, Barbara Conley of Oak Grove, Fla.; special nephew, Devon Madden of Pensacola, Fla. and numerous uncles and aunts.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at the Walnut Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Chewning and the Rev. Ted Bridges officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at the Petty – Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be James Floyd, Frank Melton, Lee Madden, Adam Freeman, Michael Milstead and Lonnie Wilson.
Flowers will be accepted, or in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
Charlie Mae Gunn
BRATT, Fla. – Mrs. Charlie Mae Gunn, 76, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at a Pensacola Hospital.
Mrs. Gunn was a native of Monroeville, a former resident of Nokomis, and a resident of Bratt, Fla. for the past 44 years. Retired from Vanity Fair after 44 years of service, and hostess and greeter at Petty – Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. She attended Bratt Assembly of God. Her parents, Lee and Sally Pace; two brothers, James Bryant Pace and James Ray "Buck" Pace; three sisters, Carrie Lee Barlow, Mary Lou Edwards and Gladys Pace, each preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her husband of 44 years, Kelly Gunn of Bratt, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred (Wyndam) of Daphne and Betty Hasting (Jerry) of Nokomis, Fla. and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at the Petty – Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. J.D. Renfroe and the Rev. Richard Daniels officiating.
Burial will follow at Godwin cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty – Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Steve Gunn, Wayne Gunn, Raymond Gunn, Scotty Hastings, Robert Edwards and Darrel Greene.
JAY, Fla. – Mrs. Estelle Ates, 78, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at a Santa Rosa County Hospital.
Mrs. Ates was a native of Evergreen, a former resident of Century, Fla., and a resident of Jay, Fla., for the past six years and attended the Bethel Holiness Church.
Her husband, Wiley Ates; a stepson, Phillip Dewayne Ates; her parents, William and Ethel Tolbert and three brothers each preceded her in death.
Survivors include, two sons, James Edward Ates of Century, Fla. and Gary Ates of Pensacola, Fla.; her daughter, Doreen Crooke of Century, Fla.; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Earl Tolbert of Berrydale, Fla. and Chester Tolbert of Jay, Fla.; five sisters, Irene Barlow of Pensacola, Fla., Gladys Smith of Brewton, Rose Richerson of Flomaton, Sara Weaver of Pensacola, Fla. and Abbie Smith of Flomaton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at the Bethel Holiness Church with the Rev. Bennie Wolfe officiating.
Burial followed at the Bethel cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at the Petty – Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Tommy Macks, Tommy Macks Jr., J.R. Weaver, George Crooke, Tommy Morris and Evie Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were James Kirkland, Chester Tolbert Sr. and Charles Raughton.
Archie Ray Jackson
ATMORE – Mr. Archie Ray Jackson, 50, of Atmore died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at his residence. He was a proud employee of Masland Carpets as a supervisor, for several years, born in Bronx, N.Y. on March 20, 1957 to William Royce and Lillian McGhee Jackson. He was a member of the Poarch Band Creek Band of Indians. His father, and one son, Christopher Ray Jackson, and one grandson Anthony O'Brien Mack each preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his wife, Susan Fortune Jackson; two sons, Archie Ray Jackson Jr. and fianc/e Amber McGhee and Kenneth Ray Jackson and fianc/e Jenni Lynn Hall; two daughters, Deborah Jackson Ramer (Jaime) and Jennifer Rae Jackson and fianc/e Jeffery Case, all of Atmore; one brother, Ronnie Ray Jackson of Bay Minnette; one sister, Wanda Sue Jackson of Atmore and five grandchildren, Chelsey Ramer, Bo Ramer, Anna Belle Ramer, Jayle Jackson and Brayden Jackson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Williams officiating. Interment will follow in New Home cemetery at Poarch.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at Johnson- Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson – Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Dovie "Bonnie" Baggett
URIAH – Mrs. Dovie "Bonnie" Baggett, 70, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at her residence.
Mrs. Baggett was a native of Excel, and a former resident of Saraland and a resident of Uriah for the past 37 years. She was the owner and operator of Baggett's Grocery Store and she attended Mineola Baptist Church. Her husband, Marshall Oneal Williams preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her son, Rondall "Ronnie" O. Williams of Uriah; a daughter, Debra E. Peacock (Glenn) of Uriah; brother, Tommie B. Hicks (Linda) of Saraland; two grandchildren, Jessica Beasley of Narvare, Fla. and Jennifer Ikner of Shreveport, La. and two great grandchildren, Cheyenne Beasley and Austin Beasley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at the Mineola Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne McMillan, the Rev. Marlon J. Brown and Bro. Tony McMillan officiating.
Burial followed at Poplar Springs cemetery.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. until funeral time Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at the Mineola Baptist Church.
Minnie Dailey Abner
ATMORE – Miss Minnie Dailey Abner, 88, of Atmore died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at Atmore Nursing Center. Public viewing will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Nov. 16, 2007 at Robinson- Christian Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Stallworth cemetery. Pastor Willie Hawthorne will be officiating.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing.
Willie George Johnson
ATMORE – Mr. Willie George Johnson, 54, of Atmore died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at Atmore Community Hospital.