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Published 4:22 am Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Patricia Adelene Still
ATMORE - Patricia Adelene Still, 70, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at her residence.
She was owner of Atmore Ambulance, born in Escambia County on Dec. 7, 1937 to the late John Alfred and Margaret Cheatham King.
Her husband, Merrill H. Still; one daughter, Kathy Ann Still and one son, Louie Brian Still, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, two sons, Terry Still and Jon Still, both of Atmore; two brothers, Lawrence B. Kin of Tallahassee, Fla. and Franklin D. King of Galveston, Texas; one sister, Lelia Ann Benner of Atmore; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2008 from McCullough Christian Center with the Rev. Cornelius Phillips and the Rev. Richard Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Judson cemetery in Poarch. Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008 at McCullough Christian Center.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
Elder Horace Thomas Nall
ATMORE - Elder Horace Thomas Nall, 85, went to be with the Lord Jesus May 4, 2008 while at his home in Atmore.
Nall, a devoted pastor, husband and father was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Huxford. He rose through the ranks to become invaluable as master mechanic and chief electrician at Armstrong Cork Company in Pensacola where he worked his entire career. He retired in 1980 as the head of all maintenance crafts and moved to Atmore in 1985. From his beginnings at winning guitar contests as a young man, the love of music followed him throughout his life. As a radio operator in the Army in WWII, he landed in Normandy, France at the Omaha beachhead to “make the world safe for democracy.”
Nall answered the call of his Savior and was ordained in the early 1970s. He served Corinth Little Flock, Elizabeth, Sardis, Spring Hill and Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist churches for more than 30 years. In his words, “It has been the most enjoyable experience serving God’s wonderful people.”
Throughout his life he was a devout Christian and blessed the lives of many as he preached God’s Word. He lived a full and faithful life and will be missed by those who loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Maxine Elizabeth Nall; his brother, Arthur “Rip” Nall; his daughters, Linda Chaisson, Janice Henderson and Sharon Nall, his “adopted” daughter, Cathy Johnson; his grandchildren, Sonya Turpin and Cynthia Clegg and his five great grandchildren, Brianna Courtney, Kira Turpin, Dakota Courtney, Richard Turpin and Elainia Courtney.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Oak Hill cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that concerned friends and family make donations in his name to churches or charities of their choice.
Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Peter Thomas Middleton
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Peter Thomas Middleton, 59, of Williamsburg, Va. died Friday, May 2, 2008, in Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Atmore. He was a retired shipbuilder and he proudly served his country in the United State Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson Middleton and Janie Ruth Pierce Middleton.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife, Evelyn “Cookie” Middleton; his sons, Ronald Allen Middleton (Mia) and Thomas D. Middleton (Felicia); his daughters, Vanessa Riley and Tijuana J. Middleton; his sister, Esmereldo “Kitten” Smiley (Henry); his brothers, Alfred Middleton and Mitchell Middleton (Louise); 10 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many caring friends.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Va.
Mr. Middleton may be viewed on Friday, May 9, 2008, in Christian Memorial Funeral Home in Atmore from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2008, in the Pierce-Rabb Family Cemetery in Freemanville. Family and friends will assemble at the grave-site by 10:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Professional services entrusted to the staffs of Whiting’s Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Va. (757-229-3011) and Christian Memorial Funeral Home, 78 Harris Street, Atmore, Alabama, 36502 (251-368-2132).
Milvie Lee Dortch Wilson
MOBILE – Mrs. Milvie Lee Dortch Wilson / Fateemah Muhammad, 85, of Mobile, formerly of Atmore, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at Cogburn Nursing Center Midtown in Mobile. She was a graduate of Southern Normal High School in Brewton and received her master’s degree from Tennessee State in Tennessee and she was a retired educator from the New York Public School System in New York City.
Mrs. Wilson/Muhammad was preceded in death by her parents, Adam Millender and Rosie Millender and son, Gary Wilson.
She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Alvin Burkette of New York City, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at noon at the Gaines Chapel AME Church in Atmore. Interment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery in Atmore with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore directing.
ATMORE - Mrs. Faye Lassiter, 57, died Saturday, May 3, 2008 in Atmore.
She was owner of Lassiter Inspection Inc., born in Monroe County on Aug. 7, 1950 to the late Marshall and Lucille Hancock Bowman.
Survivors include, her husband, Billy Lassiter; two sons, Shawn Lassiter and wife, Hope, and Shannon Lassiter and wife, Krystal, all of Atmore; one sister, Judy Parmer and husband, Olen of Brewton, and four grandchildren, Natalie Lassiter, Sydnie Lassiter, Ragan Lassiter and Paige Lassiter.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Davis officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers were, Blake Lassiter, Chris Smith, Robert Grissett, Brandon Smith, Clarence Carlton and Brandon Carlton. Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2008 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
Mary Lucille Mayson
FLOMATON - Mrs. Mary Lucille Mayson, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2008 in Pensacola, Fla.
Mrs. Mayson was a native of Bayou La Batre, a resident of Flomaton for the past 50 years, the owner/operator of Village Flower Shop in Flomaton for 47 years and attended the Flomaton first Baptist Church.
Her husband, D.L. Mayson and a daughter, Patricia Ann Campbell, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her daughter, Mary Beth Mayson of Navarre, Fla.; her granddaughter, Sarah Ellen Campbell Banks (Michael) of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Leon and Willie Lois Troutman of Atmore and three sisters, Margaret Lockwood of Atmore, Doris and Lawrence Cooper of Bratt, Fla. and Quida and Lowell McGill of Atmore.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, May 7, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Keese officiating. Burial will follow at Flomaton cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Mark McGill, Steve McGill, Bryan McGill, Carl Cooper and Marion Cooper.