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Gary Franklin Flowers
McDAVID, Fla. – Mr. Gary Franklin Flowers, 55, of McDavid, Fla. died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at his residence. He was a butcher at B.J. Meats, born in Monroe County, on May 2, 1952 to Mack Bussey and Mattie Lou Macks Flowers.
His father, Mack Bussey Flowers preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his mother, Mattie Lou Flowers of Atmore; one daughter, Amy Flowers of Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Winford Flowers of Atmore and Aubrey Flowers of Wake Forest, N.C.; three sisters, Bobbie McClain of Cheraw of S.C., Hazel Mitchell of Walnut Hill, Fla. and Earline Coleman of Nokomis, Fla.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 in Oak Hill cemetery. Family received friends from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
ATMORE – On Nov. 26, 2007 our beloved Clarence Edwards passed away.
Clarence Edwards was born in Atmore on June 16, 1956 where he remained until his death. He was born to the late Rev. Willie Frank and Mary Louis Johnson. He joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church at a young age.
His parents and his sisters, Vera Butts, Eunice Johnson Brown and Cynthia Salter all preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory one brother, Marvin E. Johnson of Atmore; two sisters, Mary Louis Salter and Angela Faye Montgomery both of Atmore; three aunts, Vera Boggan, Alma Boggan, and Beatrice Johnson all of Atmore; one uncle, Willie Frank Boggan of Atmore; favorite nephews Terry (Renae) Johnson, Jerry (LelLe) Johnson Sr., Michael (Shannika) Johnson, LaMonta Primm Johnson and Charles (Stank) Abney all of Atmore; favorite niece, Aerial (Bri) Johnson of Atmore and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.1, 2007 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Monroe Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Stallworth cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were classmates, family, friends.
Mary Anna Fralick
URIAH – Mrs. Mary Anna Fralick, 73, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 in Uriah.
Mrs. Fralick was a native of Dixie Landing, a resident of Uriah for the past 32 years, retired from Monsanto after 32 years of service and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Goodway.
Survivors include, her husband of 54 years, Arvel Fralick of Uriah; six sons, Larry Fralick, Tony Fralick, Greg Fralick, Mark Fralick and Paul Fralick, all of Uriah and Adam Fralick of Prattville; her daughter, Kathy Fralick Harrison of Uriah; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; five brothers, Clifford Gregson, Bernie Gregson, Joe Gregson and Darrell Gregson, all of Uriah and James "Red" Gregson of Salem, UT and three sisters, Sadie Dixon of Uriah, Carolyn Glade of West Point, UT and Elaine Rogers of Goodway.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with President Greg Albritton officiating.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Adam Fralick, Mark Fralick, Daniel Fralick, Kyle Fralick, Kevin Gregson, Jeremy Baggett and Hunter Harrison.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Alzheimer's research.
Doris Olean Stewart Purvis
ROBINSONVILLE – Mrs. Doris Olean Stewart Purvis, 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at a Mobile Hospital.
Mrs. Purvis was a native of Robinsonville, a lifelong resident of Atmore and attended the Baptist Church.
Her two sons, Ronald Lynn Stewart and Dewain Kendall Stewart; their father, Roy Jackson Stewart; her parents, David and Cora Childress; four brothers, Homer Childress, Dave Childress, Floyd Childress and Rhoda Childress and two sisters, Clara Evans and Esther Miller, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her grandson, Ronn Carter Stewart of Santa Fe, N.M.; brother, John (Jane) Childress of Atmore; sister, Annie Murle Allen of Atmore; two special friends, Margaret Luker and Wren Wright and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Serenity Gardens cemetery with the Rev. Leo Luker officiating.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Mary Lee House
ATMORE – Mrs. Mary Lee House departed this life on Nov. 24, 2007. Mrs. Mary Lee House was born July 17, 1916 in Atmore to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Leslie. She was a very loveable and caring person. She married the late Leo William House and to this union 13 children were born.
Her husband; her parents; one daughter, Monilla Goodman; four sons, Cleveland, Leo, Eddie and Gerome House; three brothers, Charlie, Richard and Hubert Leslie and three sisters, Calie Hubert, Lilia Mae and Gertrude Leslie all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories six daughter, Lizzie Mae Kennedy of Waterloo, Iowa, Alice Marvell Marshall of Chicago, Dorothy O'Neal of Golden Valley, Minn., Barbara Ann McGhee of Chicago, Margaret Lightfoot of Huntsville and Willie Mae Sharpe of Atmore; four sons, Robert, Clarence and Thomas House, all of Atmore and Booker Frye of Monroeville; four brothers, Robert (Minnie Lee) Leslie and John (Brenda) Leslie, all of Atmore, Mark (Pearl) Leslie of Mobile; and Willie (Susan) Leslie of N.Y.; three daughter in laws, Grace Jones, Dorothy Lee House and Annie Banks; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and two very special and devoted friends, Johnnie M. Fountain and Annie Bell Quarker.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2007 at Mt. Gillead Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Interment followed in Fairview cemetery.
Pallbearers and Flower bearers were family and friends.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Christian Memorial Funeral Home.
Betty Mae Morrison
ATMORE – Betty Mae Morrison, 77, of Atmore died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2007 at her residence. She was a homemaker, born in Range on March, 10, 1930 to the late Jodie and Bettie Miller. She was a member of Poarch Baptist Church.
Her husband, Waymon Morrison; daughter, Dottie M. White; son, Donald W. Morrison; stepson, W.D. "Dee" Morrison and stepdaughter, Jean Stewart all preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her children, Bobby (Genie) Morrison of Atmore, John (Rita) Morrison of Mobile, Shirley (Johnny) Guyton of Atmore, Kenneth "Wade" White (Grandson raised from 2 years old) and wife Toni of Atmore; stepchildren, Pete (June) Morrison of Thomasville, Bud (Carolyn) Morrison of Monroe, Susie Barbarow of Perdido and Jackie Barnhill of Mobile; one son-in-law, Jr. Stewart of Grandbay; grandchildren, Paul Morrison, John Wayne Morrison, Timmy Morrison, Ashley Morrison, J.T. Guyton, Stephanie Decosta and Becky Still; step grandchildren, Eddie Albritton, W.D. Morrison, Mary Nale Morrison, Hank, Bill, Steve, Perry and Wyatt Barnhill, Larry and Becky Barbarow, Little Wendell and Sandra Morrison and 26 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.1, 2007 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Leo Luker officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Rolin, Eddie Albritton, Jack Crowly, Gregg Blackwell, Thurl Pearson and Tim Pearson.
Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Frank "Man" Odom
CENTURY, Fla. – Mr. Frank "Man" Odom, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 in Century, Fla.
Mr. Odom was a native and lifelong resident of Century Fla., owner and operator of Odom's Septic Tank Service and attended the Baptist church.
His wife, Mary Ellen Odom; a daughter, Faye Odom; his parents and siblings all preceded him in death.
Survivors include, five sons, Howard Collins and Jonathon Collins, both of Pensacola, Fla., Frankie Devon Odom of Byrneville, Fla. and David Odom and Ricky Odom, both of Century, Fla.; two daughters, Shannon Adair of Century, Fla. and Fawn Bonds of Pace, Fla.; 19 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Hart officiating.
Burial will follow at Jay cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. tonight at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Mike "Man" Odom, D.C. Odom, Little David Odom, Jerry Fisher and Bud Campbell.
ATMORE – Ms. Marjorie Dread, 56, of Atmore died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at the Atmore Community Hospital. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church and had been employed as a manager for a laundry service in Mobile and was a graduate from the Escambia County Training School in Atmore.
Her parents, Johnnie Dread and Willie Dread preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, one daughter, Canesha Dread of Mobile; one son, Archie Dread of Mobile; four sisters, Louise Johnson and Betty Armstrong, both of Atmore, Dorothy Gordon of Willington, Del. and Mary Dread of Foley; nine brothers, Johnnie (Shirley) Dread Jr. of Moss Point, Miss., Benjamin (Doreen) Dread of Jackson, James Dread, Leroy Dread and Charlie Dread, all of Mobile, Sylvester (Agnes) Dread of Daphne, Claude Dread of Atmore, Arthur (Shirley) Dread of New Orleans, La. and Clarence (Octavia) Dread of Fairhope , several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.1, 2007 at the Antioch Baptist Church in Atmore with the Rev. Willie J. Smith officiating.
Public viewing was held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at Turner Funeral Chapel.
Family hour were held from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Jo Jo Mortuary in Mobile.
ATMORE – Mr. James Dirden, 55, of Atmore died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. He had been employed with the Pole Industry in Bay Minette and with William House Moving Services in Walnut Hill, Fla. and he had attended school in the Escambia County School System in Atmore.
His wife, Addie Mae Dirden; his parents, John W. Dirden and Bettie W. Dirden; two sisters, Rachel Shoemake and Betty Carter; four brothers, Ted Dirden, John Dirden, James Dirden and Willie Lee Dirden, all preceded her in death.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Margaret (Walter) Lymon of Atmore and one brother, Barron Dirden of Atmore.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at the Jones Street Holiness Church in Atmore with the Rev. Bishop Willie L. Williams officiating. Interment followed in Fairview cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore directing.