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ATMORE - Mother Emma Daniels, 93, of Atmore and a native of Evergreen died Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Atmore Community Hospital. She had attended school in the Conecuh County School System. She was a member of Pillar Ground and Truth Holiness Church in Atmore and was the mother of the Church. She was a domestic homemaker.
Her parents, John Hines and Evelyn Hines and her husband Edmond Daniels preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, one daughter, Dorothy (Richard) Johnson of Atmore; three sons, Clausell Hines, George (Erma) Moore and Charles Daniels of Atmore and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Pillar Ground and Truth Holiness Church in Atmore with Elder Archie McDougall officiating. Inhumation followed in the Fairview cemetery in Atmore.
Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore directed the services.
Patsy Ann Scogin
ATMORE - Patsy Ann Scogin, 71, of Atmore died Friday, March 7, 2008 in Atmore.
She was a homemaker, born in East St. Louis, Mo. on March 1, 1937 to the late Curtis and Wilma Schneider Sanders. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore. Her brother, Jimmy Sanders and one sister, Linda Richardson preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, George Scogin of Atmore; one son, Mike Scogin (Johnna) Of Georgetown, Ky.; three daughters, Becky Jo Hetrick (Steve) of Crestview, Fla., Karen Gail Young (Park) of Walnut Hill, Fla. and Cynthia Ann Davis of Pace, Fla.; three sisters, Doris Winans of Springfield, Ill., Sandy Miller of Apache, Ariz. and Susie Roush of Lawson, Mo.; five grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Long, Stephen Hetrick, James Scogin, Paxton Davis and Kate Scogin and two great grandchildren, Triston Long and Cameron Long.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, March 9, 2008 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Otis Thames officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers will be, Steve Hetrick, Park Young, Thomas Long, James Scogin, Stephen Hetrick and Ron Wilson. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the 2:30 p.m. service time at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Betty Mae Lavender
ATMORE - Betty Mae Lavender, 80, of Atmore died Sunday, March 2, 2008 in Walnut Hill, Fla. She was a homemaker, born in Michigan on Feb. 8, 1928 to the late Emanuel B. and Hattie Mae Freeman Mininger. Her husband, Meredith Lavender preceded her in death.
Survivors include, one son, Darrell Lavender and wife Kathy of Harbor Springs, Mich.; two grandsons Connor Lavender and Parker Lavender; one brother, Robert Mininger of Walnut Hill, Fla.; four sisters, Margaret Schneider and Pauline Harms of Walnut Hill, Fla., Vada Seiler of Macon, Miss. and Elgene Martinez of Elpaso Texas and many other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10 a.m. from the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church with the Rev. Don Seiler, the Rev. Carlos Koehn, the Rev. Mike Koehn and the Rev. Wilbert Peters officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Hill Gardens. Pallbearers were Thomas Hiebert, Kale Schneider, Royce Schneider, Terry Harms, Arlin Mininger, Michael Seiler, Patrick Seiler, Clark Seiler, Kevin Mininger and Mike Mullens. Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of all arrangements.
ATMORE - Mrs. Bobbie Taylor, 64, died March 4, 2008 in a Mobile Hospital, born April 11, 1943 to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Lula Smith McBride in Goodway. Her parents, one grandson, Matthew Baisden and one sister, Carolyn Mock preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her husband, Richard Marvis Taylor of Atmore; one daughter, Wendy Hope (Robert) Mitchell of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Jimmy Ray (Shannon) Baisden and Rick Jason (Julie) Taylor of Atmore; one brother, Gerald Douglas (Linda) McBride of Walnut Hill, Fla.; one sister, Patricia Ann Taylor of Atmore; seven grandchildren, Britton Baisden, Suvanna Baisden, Taylor Mitchell, Christian Mitchell, Sadie Mitchell, Jordan Taylor and Jaimee Taylor.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Serenity Gardens. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Daniel L. Williams Sr.
ATMORE - Our Deeply loved friend and family member, Mr. Daniel L. Williams Sr. departed this life and walked into the land of milk and honey and streets of gold. Dan passed away at the age of 73, in his home due to illness. “Feet” a nickname many have known him by, was born Dec. 15, 1934 to the late Jessie Mae Rankin and Rufus Williams in Frisco City.
Dan had attended school while growing up including completing his studies for Small Engine Repair and service for a Technical College. In addition to being skilled in machinery, Dan was truly talented and masterful as a carpenter. Building, repairing and remodeling homes, including his own was what he loved to do. He poured his heart into his gift of carpentry and provided beautiful homes for his family.
However, Dan was more than just a handyman. Dan was a wonderful single parent to his kids. His love for his children was amazing, boundless and endless. He strived amongst several odds to teach his children the important lessons and values of life. Dan also fought to provide his children with a life much better than his own, including an education. “Knowledge is something no one can take from you” he stressed often. “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”
Dan’s love for his family was great. He cherished his friends dearly. And for all that knew him he was intelligent, funny, hard working, kind, thoughtful, wise, friendly and stood for good business. He would lend a helping hand if he could and never backed down from a fight, He is a true inspiration.
Daniel leaves behind his four children, Daniel L. Williams, Jr., Chandra P. Navy, Gleniece S. Williams and Sir L. Williams; two grandchildren, Belicia Navy and Tamara Navy; eight sisters, Lucille, Bernice, Earnestine, Mary Nell, Joyce, Carolyn, Ruby and Patricia and three brothers, Robert, Ardester and George.
Daniel is now with the Father and may we all rejoice in his departure to his new home in heaven.
Homegoing services were held at 11:30 a.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed in Fairview cemetery.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Christian Memorial Funeral Home.
Hurbert Floyd Findley
FAIRHOPE – Hurbert Floyd Findley, age 92, a native and resident of Alabama, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008.
Dr. Findley practiced veterinary medicine in Atmore, Alabama, and later worked for the United States Department of Agriculture.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine Sharpless Findley, of Fairhope, Alabama.
Other survivors include Beth Hart and her husband William D. Hart, of Fairhope, Alabama and Whitefish, Montana, Julie Reilly and her husband Michael A. Reilly, of Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Findley had six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
Betty Faye Harper
MONROEVILLE - Betty Faye Harper, 69, of Monroeville died March 2, 2008 at her home in Monroeville.
Mrs. Harper was born in Castleberry and resided in Monroeville for the past five years. Mrs. Harper was a former resident of Montgomery and Escambia County, Ala. She retired from Monsanto where she worked as a lab technician. Her husband, Bobby Phillips and her parents Jack and Ola Mae Norris preceded her in death.
Survivors include, a son, Phillip Harper of Montgomery; two daughters, Darlene Woodall (Eddy) of Dadeville and Donna Tatum (Nick) of Monroeville; three brothers, Jim Norris of Summerdale, Ed Norris of Luna Pier, Mich. and Pryor Norris of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three sisters, Jeanette Coburn of Evergreen, Edna Johnson of McCullough and Linda Luther of Castor, La.; three grandchildren, Bobby Walker, Kristy Barlow and Amanda Selario and one great grandchild, Zoe Selario.
Funeral services were held at noon March 5, 2008 at Monroe Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Hyatt officiating. Interment followed in the New Home cemetery in Monroeville. Visitation was held March 5 from 11 a.m. until the noon service time at the Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Pilots for Christ, P.O. box 310, Monroeville Al, 36461.
Willie J. Rabb Sr.
ATMORE - Mr. Willie J. Rabb Sr, 76, of Atmore died March 7, 2008 at Baptist Manor in Pensacola, Fla.
Services to be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel.