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Published 8:19 am Wednesday, June 18, 2008

By Staff
Dorothea Louise McCormick-Simmons
CENTURY, Fla. - Mrs. Dorothea Louise McCormick-Simmons, 84, of Century, Fla. passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Jay Hospital.
Mrs. Simmons was born Dorothy Louise McCormick on Nov. 23, 1923 to her parents, Samuel and Eunice McCurdy McCormick in Munson, Fla. She traveled the United State extensively and had many friends wherever she lived, worked or visited, but she chose to live out her life in Century, Fla. in the Mosquito Flats area. Mrs. Simmons’ profession was a cosmetologist until she retired.
Mrs. Simmons’ seven husbands, the last being Clyde Maxwell Simmons; her parents; her sisters, Evelyn Booker, Betty Morris and Elaine Freeman and her brothers, Robert McCormick, Rudy McCormick and Samuel McCormick, preceded her in death. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include, her uncle, Leonard (Lillian) McCurdy of Century, Fla.; brother, Andy L. McCormick of Century, Fla.; daughter, Suette Nash of Durham, N.C.; granddaughter, Ashley Nash of Century, Fla.; great nephew, Michael J.D. Maxwell of New Orleans, La. and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Happy Valley Holiness Church with speaker Michael J.D. Maxwell. Interment will be in McCurdy Cemetery in Century, Fla. with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.
In lieu of floral donations, the family requests donations be made to the United Bank in Flomaton for her granddaughter, Ashley Nash.
James Aurther “Punkin” Seizer Jr.
URIAH – Mr. James Aurther “Punkin” Seizer Jr., 43, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2008 in Uriah.
Mr. Seizer was a native of Portsmouth, Va., a resident of Eureka Landing since 1989, a member of the Beat 1 VFD, an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt and fish and loved the Alabama River. He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and loved the Indian ways and culture.
Survivors include, his wife, Carrie “Mrs. Punkin” Seizer of Eureka Landing; his daughter, Jessica “Little Punkin” Seizer of Eureka Landing; father and mother, Jim and Linda Seizer of Little River and two brothers, Joey Seizer of Lindsay, Okla. and Robert Seizer of Little River.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Whitmire Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. with the Rev. Robert Throw and the Rev. Ronnie Williams officiating and Petty Funeral Homes, LLC. directing.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy England, Holly Wiggins, Steven Ikner, Scott England, Charles “Chuck” Gibson and Ronnie Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Williams, Bill Brandt and Houston McGhee.
William Ray “Bill” Whitehead
ATMORE – William Ray “Bill” Whitehead, 78, of Atmore died Saturday, June 14, 2008 at his residence.
Mr. Whitehead retired from Monsanto as a maintenance mechanic and served as an Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy for five years. He was born in Excel in Monroe County on Oct. 31, 1929 to the late Harry H. and Purria Spivey Whitehead. He was a member and usher of First Baptist Church of Atmore and also served on the Hospitality Committee.
Mr. Whitehead was much loved by his friends and family for his quick whit and charming personality.
Mr. Whitehead’s wife, Rosa Belle Whitehead and seven brothers and sister, preceded him in death.
Survivors include, one sister, Ethel Bost of Atmore; six sons, Michael Ray Whitehead of Blakely, Ga., William Robert Whitehead of Troy, Benjamin Brooks Whitehead and James Edward McKinley, both of Atmore, David Alan McKinley of Leeds and Joseph Daniel McKinley of Atmore; one daughter, Deborah Whitehead Proctor of Springfield, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on June 17, 2008 from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with the Rev. Arnold Hendrix and the Rev. Kelly Brown officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Brandon Whitehead, Harrison Whitehead, Jamie McKinley, Jeremy McKinley, Kevin Spence and Denver Davis. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Taylor Whitehead, Adam McIntyre, Brannon Whitehead and Bradley Whitehead.
Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Atmore.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Restoration and Renewal Fund at 310 S. Main St., Atmore, AL. 36502, Comfort Care Hospice at 722 Douglas Ave., Brewton, AL. 36426 or the American Cancer Society at 900 Western American Cir., Suite 100, Mobile, AL. 36009.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
Emma Grace Garrett
CHRISTIAN HOME, Fla. – Infant Emma Grace Garrett passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at a Pensacola, Fla. hospital.
Emma’s great grandparents, C.E. and Edna Garrett, Ernest and Ila Smith and Jack York and Blanche York Godwin, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her father and mother, Earl and Kristy Garrett of Christian Home, Fla.; her grandparents, Earl and Karen Garrett of Flomaton, Kathy Garrett of Atmore and Bill and Peggy Mauldin of Atmore; great grandparents, Paul and Margaret Mauldin of Bratt, Fla. and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at the Godwin Cemetery with the Rev. Daryll North officiating.
Marcuse Flowers
ATMORE – Mr. Marcuse Flowers, 47, of Atmore died on Friday, June 13, 2008 Atmore Community Hospital.
Public viewing will be held from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008 at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at New Order Baptist Church in Atmore. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home will be in charge of all arrangements.

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