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Published 9:59 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2008

By Staff
Mary Charles Thompson Floyd
ATMORE - Mary Charles Thompson Floyd was born to W.W. Thompson and Ida Colleen McDonald Thompson on June 6, 1912, in Peterman.
Her husband, Colon Page (C.P.) Floyd and a daughter Delilah Page Floyd preceded her in death. Mrs. Floyd died Saturday Feb. 23, 2008 in Atmore.
Survivors include, five children, Charles Floyd of Gainesville, Fla., Clint Floyd (Jeannie) of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Tom Floyd (Lori) of Phoenix, Ariz., Ann Floyd Green (Richard) of Montgomery and May Emma Floyd Brantley (Joe) of Atmore; six grandchildren, Marianne Floyd Gilbert, Allan Floyd, Andy Floyd, Chris Green, Mary Beth Brantley Lancaster and Ben Brantley and nine great grandchildren, Mary Peyton Gilbert, Emily Gilbert, Winn Gilbert, Matt Floyd, Kate Floyd, Allie Brantley, Page Lancaster, Bailey Lancaster and Mary Thompson Lancaster.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewitt Allen, the Rev. Arnold Hendrix and the Rev. James Boyd officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers were Joe Brantley, Richard Green, Chris Green, Ben Brantley, Allan Floyd and Andy Floyd. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Gilbert and Steve Lancaster. Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday evening Feb. 24, 2008 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of all arrangements.
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 Paul and stepfather, Charles Paul 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 (Dara) 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 were held at 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 20, 2008 at Godwin cemetery in Bratt, Fla. with Bro. C.L. Langford officiating Active pallbearers were Max Houston Smith, Cody Greene, Jared Greene and Doug Garrett. A thank you to Odessey Health Care and all nurses with a special thanks to Karen Sheppard and Jennifer. Also many thanks to all Gary Smith’s co-workers with Mundy Construction Co.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Angela Michelle Williams
ATMORE - Ms. Angela Michelle Williams, 39, of Atmore died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Sacred Heart hospital in Pensacola, Fla. She had been employed with Harcourt Education Publishing Company in Orlando, Fla. as a computer specialist. She was a graduate of Escambia County High School in Atmore and attended Troy State College, Troy, Enterprise Junior College, Enterprise, Faulkner State College, Bay Minette and received her BS Degree from Valerica University in Orlando, Fla. She was a member of Christ Temple Pc and youth director.
Her grandparents, Ben and Sylvia Martin and Albert and Joanna McCullam preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her mother, Bernice Williams of Atmore; her father Walter Boykin of Atmore; two sisters, Beverly Perkins of Montgomery and Delois Jackson of Century and several half brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March. 1, 2008 at the Second Mt. Triumph Church with Pastor T L Smith officiating and the Rev. Joe Hayes, Pastor. Inhumation will be in the Mt. Shiloh cemetery.
Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore will be directing the services.
William F. “Buck” Ates
OPELIKA - William F. “Buck” Ates, 77, died of natural causes in Opelika Saturday evening Feb. 23, 2008.
Buck was born in Munson, Fla. on March 5, 1930. His parents, Thomas and Julia Ates of Munson, Fla.; his sister, Peggy A. Adams of Milton, Fla. and his parents-in-law, William D. and Alma Rhodes of Atmore preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his wife of 51 years, Maudie R. Ates; a daughter and son-in-law, Melisa A. and Meade Atkeson of Fall Church, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca A. and Michael Poole of Opelika; six grandchildren whom he adored, Allie Atkeson, Sam Atkeson, Kate Atkeson, Kate Atkeson, Will Atkeson and Ben Atkeson of Falls Church, Va. and Katie Poole of Waverly and two special friends, Annie and Mazie Grace.
Buck attended Florida State University, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and had a 35-year career with Monsanto Company.
Services are planned for 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 27, 2008 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Garden Hills cemetery.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home will be directing the services.
SSgt. Lurlland Shawn Brantley
ABILENE, Texas - SSgt. Lurlland Shawn Brantley, 25, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 in Abilene, Texas.
Mr. Brantley was a native of Mountain Home AFB, Idaho and a resident of Abilene, Texas for the past three years. He was active duty for the United States Air Force and a graduate from Baldwin County High School, Class of 2000 and attended the Baptist Church. His maternal grandfather, Marion Maynard and an uncle Bruce Bartley preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his parents, Edwin and Carolyn Bartley of Phillipsville; two brothers, Edwin Scott Bartley of Perdido, and SSgt. David Michael (Heather) Eisenhower of the USMC; his grandparents, Mary Lou Maynard of Bradenton, Fla. , Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Bartley of Phillipsville, and Kitty L. Mouille’ of Atmore; aunts and uncles, Johnnie and Barbara Ryland, Ronnie and Viola Ryland, Donnie and Connie Ryland and Reth and Sherrie Smith and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Spraque and the Rev. Lawrence Tennant officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Baptist cemetery with full military honors. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gold Star Wives of America of other military charities of your choice.
Artelia J. Brown
ANNIEMANIE - Artelia J. Brown of Anniemanie was one of eight children born to the late Hal and Clara Jones on Jan. 6, 1941 in Camden. Telia, as she was called by members of her family, grew up in Atmore, where she graduated from the Escambia County Public School. After graduation, she left Atmore to attend college in North Carolina, where she graduated with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. After receiving her degree she moved to Wilcox County, to a small town called Anniemanie to teach school. After moving to Wilcox County, she married Richard Brown and helped him raise his six children to adulthood.
Later she attended Alabama State University to earn a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Being a devoted Lutheran, she taught school for the Lutheran in Wilcox County for a number of years. She later moved to the Wilcox County Pubic School System where she worked until her retirement. Pushing thirty plus years of teaching, she touched the lives of many children.
Telia were a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Arlington where she held many different positions. She was very active in her community where she served on many Councils and Boards until her failing health in the late ninety’s. She then became a resident of several personal care facilities where she remained until her death.
Her husband, Richard Brown; her sisters and brothers, Adelle Stephens, Cressa Dailey, Gloria E. Jones, Mary D. Stroman, William M. Jones, Brunetta Lee and Eugene F. Jones preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Clarence Brown of Montgomery; nieces, Artelia Reese of McDonough, Ga., Emily Young of Denver, Colo., Patricia Reynolds of Atmore, Martha Alexnader of Detroit, Mich., Mardwena Hall of Mobile and Clara Dailey; nephews, Sterling Jones of Louisville, Ky., Warren E. Stephens of Tucson, Ariz., William Pierce of Detroit, Mich., Harold Dailey of Atmore, Moses Dailey of Brewton, Wendell Dailey of Springfield, Mass., Theodore Dailey of Garland, Texas and Loyd Dailey of N.J. and a host of great nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 27, 2008 at Christian Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lucious cemetery.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home will be directing.
David Michael “Big Mike” Tuberville
URIAH - Mr. David Michael “Big Mike” Tuberville, 47, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Mr. Tuberville was a lifelong resident of Uriah and was the president of the Semirah Springs Hunting Club where he taught youngsters to love and appreciate the outdoors. His father, Ben Tuberville; one sister, Eloise Tuberville and a brother, Carl Ray Tuberville preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his mother, Anna M. Tuberville of Uriah; his wife Lannette Tuberville of Mineola; three sons, Benjamin T. Tuberville of Canoe, Chad J. Tuberville of Mineola and Austin L. Tuberville of Mineola; four brothers, Elbert Tuberville of Excel, Wesley Tuberville of Uriah, Floyd Tuberville of Uriah and Arnold Tuberville of Uriah; three sisters, Francis Phillips of Uriah, Ernestine Browning of Huxford and Joann Taylor of Uriah and one granddaughter Jenna Shane Tuberville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 27, 2008 at the Mineola Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Montgomery officiating. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 until the Wednesday service time at the Mineola Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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