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Bessie Mae Brock
ATMORE - Mrs. Bessie Mae Brock was born May 21, 1920 to the late Willie Blount and Lilia Watkins of Coy. As a child she moved to Atmore where she lived until her death.
She was a committed member of Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church. Over the years she worked numerous jobs including restaurant cook, beautician, laundry operator and domestic worker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading the Bible. The book of Psalms was her favorite.
She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She raised eight successful children and always spoiled her grandchildren. Her motto was “to do the best with what you have and God will always make a way.”
She reached her journey’s end on Friday, April 11, 2008. She was preceded in death by two sons, Roy and Willie James Brock.
Her memory will be cherished by four daughters, Gertha (Lovie) Adams of Atmore, Tonia (John) Brown of Atlanta, Ga., Adell Brock of Chicago, Ill. and Barbara Brock of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Nathaniel (Vicky) Brock of Oak Harbor, Wash. and Robert (Lisa) Brock of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; five sisters, Carrie (Frank) Millender, Ella (William) Quarker, both of Los Angles, Calif., Ethel Spaulding of Compton, Calif. Georgia Lillie Adams of Gary, Ind. and Ophelia Lamar (Charles) of Taylor, Mich.; one brother, Willie Blount Jr. (Gladys) of Cameron, S.C.; two sisters-in-laws, Viola Watkins and Essie Watkins; three goddaughters, Mildred Longmire, Waymon Davis and Ruthie Hall; one aunt, Tina Blackmon and three best friends, Channie Roberts, Annie Bonner and Barnetta Williams.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 16, 2008 at Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Joseph Williams, Pastor and the Rev. Willie L. Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert Brock, Roy Brock Jr., Tyler Brock, John Brown, Charles Watkins and John Watkins Jr. Flower bearers will be friends.
Ennis A. Mack
CANTONMENT, Fla. - Ennis A. Mack, 77, of Cantonment, Fla. died Sunday, April 13, 2008 in Pensacola, Fla.
He was owner of the A.B.C. Store, born in Escambia County, McCullough on Oct. 18, 1930 to the late Allen Edlow and Dottie Louise Stacey Mack. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pensacola, Fla. and was a Shriner member for many years.
His brother, Ray Farish Mack, preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his wife Margaret Gohagin Mack of Cantonment, Fla.; one son, Brooks Lloyd Mack of Cantonment, Fla.; two brothers, Leon Mack (Mildred) of Mildred, Texas and Hoyt Mack of Mobile; one sister, Faye Manning (Ben) of Mobile; nieces and nephews, Libby Hassell, Dru Kirk, Steve Mack (Rose), Jenia MacDonald, Michael Ikner and Terri Frost.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2008 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Davis officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers were Steve Mack, Michael Ikner, Leo Kent, Lamar Wasdin, Steve Mack and Steve Sanderson.
Family received friends from 2 p.m. until service time Monday, April 14, 2008 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center, 8333 N. Davis Highway Pensacola, Fla. 32514.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
John W. Lassiter
ATMORE - John W. Lassiter, 87, of Atmore died Sunday, April 13, 2008 at his residence.
He was a retired farmer born on June 8, 1920 in Escambia County to the late William Barry and Annie Jones Lassiter. He was a Navy Veteran and a member of the Huxford Baptist Church.
Survivors include, his wife, Voncile Lassiter of Atmore; one son, William “Benford” Lassiter (Gail) of Wade, Miss.; one daughter, Joyce Wooley ( Allan) of Newton, Miss.; four grandchildren, Amy St.Pe’, Jason Lassiter, Eileen Foster and John Wooley; five great grandchildren, Ella St.Pe’, Abby St. Pe’, Carolyn St. Pe’, Caleb Lassiter and Mallory Lassiter.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from the Huxford Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Saylor officiating. Interment followed in the McCullough cemetery. Active pallbearers were, Gerald Parmer, John Wooley, Rick Foster, David Womack, Ralph Purnell and James Plant. Honorary pallbearers were Willie Dixon, Ray James, Raymond Wall, Edward “Red” Wall, Tom “M.W.” Wall and Russell Lassitter. Family received friends from 9 a.m. until the a.m. service time at Huxford Baptist Church.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
John Elbert Montgomery
ATMORE - Mr. John Elbert Montgomery, 44, of Atmore died Friday, April 11, 2008 at University of Houston, Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute.
Mr. Montgomery was a native of Atmore and a graduate of Escambia County High School in 1981. He was a member of Christ Temple Holiness Church in Atmore and had worked as a laborer with Craftsman Concrete of Pensacola and a supervisor with R&R Construction.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, Janice B. Montgomery of Atmore; one daughter, Kaia K. Montgomery of Atmore; three sons, Guamon Henderson, John “George” Montgomery and “JB” Montgomery, all of Atmore; his parents, George and Emily Montgomery of Atmore; sister, Patricia (Harold) Mason of Atmore; four brothers, George Montgomery Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Robert (Donna) Montgomery and Curtis Montgomery, all of Atmore and Gary Montgomery of College Park, Ga.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with Pastor Terry L. Smith officiating and the Rev. Joe L. Hayes, host pastor. There will be no public viewing. Interment will be held in the Fairview cemetery in Atmore with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore directing.
Michael “Mickey” Edwards
BREWTON - Mr. Michael “Mikey” Edwards, 17, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2008 in Century, Fla.
Mr. Edwards was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton, a member of the Dixonville Volunteer Fire Department and worked at all the Volunteer Fire Departments.
His brother, Eckard Capers and his grandparents, Billy Joe and Buary Hasting, preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his father and stepmother, Mike and Shenna Edwards of Summerdale; his mother and stepfather, Tina and Chris Adams of Uriah; his daddy, John Kilpatrick of Pace, Fla.; grandparents, Robert and Linda Scroggins of Brewton, Mary L. Edwards of Atmore, Norma Jean Kilpatrick of Pace, Fla. and Fonzie and Linda Hall of Canoe; his brother, C.J. Adams of Brewton; four sisters, Rebecca Kilpatrick and Shay Kilpatrick both of Uriah, Selene Adams of Brewton and Mikayla Edwards of Summerdale; a favorite uncle, Terry Hasting of Brewton and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 16, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Frederick Barrow officiating. Burial will follow at Dry Springs cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Ace Ellis, Jake Bailey, Skyler Grisset, Tyler Grissett, Josh Frye, George Santos and Jacob Sander. Honorary pallbearers will be the Dixonville Fire Department and the Skyline Volunteer Fire Department.
Alice L. Smith
BREWTON - Alice L. Smith, 89, of Brewton died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her residence.
Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore will announce the services.
NEW YORK - Mrs. Carrie Marshall, 90, a resident of New York and a native of Atmore died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Mt. Gillard Baptist Church.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Atmore will be in charge of arrangements.