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Darlene Priest Smith
ATMORE - Mrs. Darlene Priest Smith, 35, of Atmore died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 in Atmore. She was a homemaker, born on March 12, 1972 in Virginia Beach, Va. to Edwin and Walter Mae West Priest.
Her father, Edwin Priest preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her husband, Gary Smith of Atmore; her mother, Walter Mae Priest of Bay Minette; three sons, Max Houston Smith, Devin Douglas Smith and Dalton Douglas Smith of Atmore; one daughter, Ashley Priest of Atmore; three brothers, Brian (Nora) Priest of Prattville, Shannon (Misty) Priest of Perdido and Eddie Priest of Bay Minette; two sisters, Kim (Steele) Green and Donna Harper of Preston, Ga.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 20, 2008 at Godwin cemetery in Bratt, Fla. with Bro. C.L. Langford officiating. Active pallbearers will be Max Houston Smith, Cody Greene, Jared Greene and Doug Garrett.
The family would like to thank Odessey Health Care and all nurses, with a special thanks to Karen Sheppard and Jennifer. The family also thanks all Gary Smith’s co-workers with Mundy Construction Co.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Norman Gerald “Bud” Hadley
PERDIDO - Mr. Norman Gerald “Bud” Hadley, 70, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at a Mobile hospital.
Mr. Hadley was a lifelong resident of Perdido and had attended the Hall’s Fork Assembly of God Church. His parents, three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his son, Norman Gregory Hadley of Flomaton; two daughters, Janet Blackburn of McCullough and Amanda Quick of Perdido; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. Windell Hadley and Bradley Hadley of Perdido and five sisters, Ann Rushing and Lily Mae Casey of Atmore, Mabel Bibb of Warrior, Peggy Cadeau of Barraga, Mich. and Christine Taylor of Rabun.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 20, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Windell Hadley and the Rev. Danny Harville officiating.
Burial will follow at Lottie New Home cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Robin Jaye, Brian Harrelson, Bobby Odom, Phillip Fullerton, Adam Hadley and Scott Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be Andrew Hadley.
Carolyn Ann Jackson
ATMORE - Carolyn Ann Jackson was born Dec. 21, 1954 in Pineapple to the late Elijah Jackson Sr. and the late Nursarary Jackson. In the year of 1964 she moved to Atmore and later became a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed at Atmore Community Hospital in the dietary department when she became ill. Her father, mother and her sister, Marilyn Burston, all preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Chandra Johnson of Atmore and Felicia (Corey Sr.) of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Thomas (Shug) Johnson of Atmore, Deontra (Tootsie-Roll) Carter and Corey Jr. (C.J.) of Atlanta, Ga.; one very special devoted niece, Ashley (Puddin) Burston of Atmore; one brother, Elijah (Bubba) Jackson Jr. of Birmingham; four sisters, Delores (Pee-Wee) Jackson, Ella-Mae Jackson and Jackie (Don) Huggins all of Hempstead, N.Y. and Melvin (Sam) Parker of Bay Minette; one brother-in-law, Arthur Burston; one very special devoted uncle, Walter-Lee McCrakin of Atmore; six aunts, Carrie Miller and Eliza Tony both of Birmingham, Maggie Smith and Pearline Monroe both of Pineapple, Hattie Turk of Creola and Catherine Jenkins of Cincinnati, Ohio; one very special devoted cousin, Council Jackson Jr. of Bay Minette; several nieces, nephews and cousins and several special devoted friends, Johnny Wayne Dean, Charlotte Matthews, Sharon Bolden, Fannie Lawson, Mannie Hollie and Johnny Williams.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Lucious Fair officiating. Interment followed in Fairview cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews and cousins. Flowerbearers were friends.
Final arrangements entrusted to Christian Memorial Funeral Home.
Carl H. Lambert Jr.
WAWBEEK - Carl H. Lambert Jr., 64, of Wawbeek, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
Mr. Lambert was born Oct. 30, 1943 in Century, Fla. He resided for the past 36 years in Wawbeek. Mr. Lambert retired from Exxon/Mobil in 2001 after 25 years of service. He served in the Alabama National Guard from 1963-69. He was a charter member of Unity Baptist Church in Atmore, where he served as a deacon for the past 23 years and held various other positions. He loved the outdoors and loved to go deer and turkey hunting as well as fishing. He also enjoyed working on his small farm.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at Unity Baptist Church with Dr. Jay Robertson and the Rev. Lane Harris officiating. Burial was at Little Escambia Baptist Church cemetery in Flomaton, with Atmore Memorial Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Lambert is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mildred Smith Lambert of Wawbeek; daughter, Stacie (Chris) Walther of Flomaton; granddaughter Ashley Marie Walther of Flomaton; son, Mark Lambert of Crestview, Fla.; daughter, Tammy Carroll of Atlanta, Ga.; parents, the Rev. Carl H. Lambert Sr. and Essie Willene Lambert of Crestview, Fla. and one brother, Howard Ray (Brenda) Lambert of Andalusia.
Pallbearers were, Jimmy Brantley, Floyd Harris, Mike Smith, Danny Guy, Joe Jefferies and Alan Smith. Honorary pallbearers were, Roy Shivers, Jerry Strength, Fred Turk, Frank Williams, Bob Madden and Billy Smith.
Luther Thomas
WALNUT HILL, Fla. - Mr. Luther Thomas, 68, of Walnut Hill, Fla. died Feb. 15, 2008 in Pensacola, Fla. He was a maintenance engineer with the state of Alabama, born on May 23, 1939 at Bay Springs, Fla. to the late Jim and Clara Bell Caraway Thomas. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include, his wife, Peggy Barrett Thomas of Walnut Hill, Fla.; three brothers, Jimmy Thomas, Roy E. Thomas (Nancy) and Paul Allen Thomas (Linda) all of Walnut Hill, Fla.; six sisters, Sarah F. Schwartz of San Antonio, Texas, Betty Morris (Junior) and Polly Harphant of Atmore, Corrine Boggs (Eddie) of Walnut Hill, Fla., Mollie Mae Glover (Larry) of Troy and Irene Dawson of Atmore and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at Pine Barren cemetery in Davisville, Fla. with Bro. William Boles officiating. Active pallbearers were Joe Belleu, Jr. Morris, P.J. Thomas, Travis Dawson, John Dawson and Travis Grant.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of all arrangements.
Ralph L. Odom
ATMORE - Mr. Ralph L. Odom, 91, of Atmore, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 in Atmore. He was retired owner of Ralph’s Barber shop, born in Perdido on Aug. 22, 1916 to the late Navell and Mary Ella Presley Odom.
Survivors include, his wife, Allie V. Odom of Atmore; one son, James Andrews (Janice); one daughter, Donnie Hickman (James) all of Grove Hill; six grandchildren, Roy, Jay, Toni, Cathy, Stacy, John and Donna Sue and 11 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Earl Harrison and Sister Helen Stewart officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers were, David Tillery, Fredrick Tillery, Tony Cooke, Jesse Cooke, Rob Cooke and Greg Ward.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
John Dougle Stewart
PERDIDO - Mr. John Dougle Stewart, 78, born in Dyas Fork and a resident of Perdido, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at U.S.A. Medical Center in Mobile. Mr. Stewart was a crop and cattle farmer and a member of the Baldwin Masonic Lodge # 142, F &A M in Stockton. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include, his wife, Carrie Byrd Stewart of Perdido; four sons, David (Patricia) Stewart of Bay Minette, Willie (Stephanie) Stewart of Columbus, Ga., George “Jody” (Theresa) Stewart of Perdido and Jamie Stewart of Perdido; two daughters, Virginia “Ginger” (Judson) Stabler of Davisville, Fla. and Lynn Baggett of Perdido; six sisters, Jean Averett of Pine Grove, Nancy Daniels of Texas, Evelyn Moorer of Bay Minette, Viola Hadley of Rabun, Susie Mae Hadley of Bay Minette and Myrtle Cushion of Stockton; 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at the Chapel of Norris Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow at Dean cemetery in Rabun. A Masonic service will be held at graveside.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today, Feb. 20, 2008 at Norris Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home.
MaeBelle Iris Nall
MOBILE - Mrs. MaeBelle Iris Nall, 91, of Mobile died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 in Mobile. She retired as a supervisor of Senior Citizen’s of the City of Chickasaw and was a member of Chickasaw Baptist Church.
Her husband, John Leon Nall, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Survivors include, two daughters, Carolyn Harville of Saraland and Linda Michner of Casselberry, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Level cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Harvell, Ronald Harvell, Ryan Harvell and Jason Huff. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service time Feb. 21 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of all arrangements.