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By Staff
Cody Gafford
FLOMATON – Mr. Cody Gafford, 16, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Century, Fla.
Cody was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton. He was a member of the Flomaton High School band and a youth counselor and member of the Liberty Baptist Church of Pineview.
His grandfather, Donald Gafford, preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his father, Tony Gafford of Century, Fla.; his mother, Phyllis Brooks of Flomaton; a brother, Mikey Burkett of Flomaton; a sister, Tara Gafford of Flomaton and his grandparents, Jamie Eilleen Gafford of Century, Fla. and Annette and Curly Brooks of Century, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Richburg and Bro. Brandon Barlow officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Greg Hagan, Rusty Carden, Jay Dawsey, Gary Hollinger, Frank Carter and Bob Gumapac. Honorary pallbearers will be the Liberty Baptist Youth Group.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Allen L. Dortch
ATMORE - Mr. Allen L. Dortch, 52, of Atmore and formerly of Century, Fla. died June 22, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. after an extended illness. He had worked at Abernathy Hospital in Flomaton and was a graduate of Century (Fla.) High School. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church in the Freemanville Community of Atmore.
His parents, Arthur and Jennie V. Dortch and a son, Allen L. Dortch Jr., preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Linda M. Dortch of Atmore; four daughters, Lakisha (Kordell) Lawson and Porsha Ellis, both of Brewton; Shelita Dortch of Tacoma, Wash. and Tamlyn Dortch of Flomaton; one son, Antonio Sanders of Texas; six sisters, Dorothy M. Newton, Thelma Dortch and Shelia Dortch, all of Century, Fla., Clarissa (Peter) Burt of Flomaton, Karen L. (Steve) Evans of Cincinnati, Ohio and Annie (Warren) Gilmore of Milton, Fla.; one brother, Ezell Dortch of Century, Fla. and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church with the Dr. Van McPherson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Century Cemetery in Century, Fla.
Public viewing will be held from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2008 at the funeral home and his body will lie instate at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC. of Atmore directing.
Marcuse Flowers
ATMORE – Marcuse (Home Team) Flowers, 47, was born to the late Eddie and Ruby Lee Flowers on June 30, 1960. He entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 13, 2008.
Marcuse accepted Christ at an early age at McCullough Baptist Church in McCullough under the leadership of the Rev. John A. Thomas. He can be best remembered as a friendly, fun-loving and outgoing person.
His parents; grandparents, Elliott and Clara Flowers and Raymond and Lola Banks; his brother, Monroe Flowers; aunts, Jessie M. Bishop and Clarissa Harris and a niece, Katrina J. Flowers, all preceded him in death.
He is survived by his three sons, Arnells Martin and Marcuse Flowers Jr. of Atmore and Tavarus Finley of Century, Fla.; four daughters, Toddra R. Houston of Jacksonville, Fla., Florice Finley of Century, Fla. and Justice and Malyshia Flowers of Atmore; one brother, Elbert L. Flowers of Atmore; two sisters, Wendester (Ricky) Gilberth of Rocky Hills, Conn. and Cassandra (John) Craft of Atmore; two half sisters, Katrina Sharp of Atmore and Tangia Brown of Monroeville; two grandchildren, Bobby and Savario Jenkins of Jacksonville, Fla.; five nephews, Shanard Flowers of Springfield, Mass, Jeremy Allen of Thomasville, Chaz Flower of Rock Hill, Conn.; four nieces, Akella Flowers and Catronya Watson of Atmore, Layuada Plantt of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Dane Plantt of New Britain, Conn.; five aunts, Geneva Banks, Janice Banks, Minnie Banks Annie Pearl (WT) Johnson of Atmore and Malgaline Clark and Gladys Banks of Hartford, Conn.; five great nephews and a host of cousins and friend; two devoted friends, Jessica Williams and Sara Anchor of Atmore; special friends, Willie C. Jenkins Jr., David Sinners, Curtis Tucker, Willie Bands, Richard Boutwell, Mary Dawson “Cuz” and a host of other friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at New Order Baptist Church in Atmore with the Rev. Sidney Grant, pastor officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lee Jr., David Sinners, Chester Dawson, Darron Jenkins, Sennie Banks Jr., Steve Jenkins and Willie C. Jenkins Jr. Flower bearers will be friends.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.
Gladys Ann Rigby
ATMORE - Gladys Ann Rigby died Monday, June 23, 2008 at the Atmore Nursing Center.
Aunt Gladys was born Oct. 2, 1909 in Oak Grove, Fla. She lived in the home she was born in until January 2007 when she became a resident of Atmore Nursing Center. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was active in Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Missions and choir. The church named the Mother’s Day Offering for the Florida Baptist Children’s home in her honor in 2007. She spent most of her time at home working in her flowerbeds and sewing on her treadle “Singer Sewing Machine” making items for the “old folks” at the nursing home.
Her parents, Jesse “Lee” and Evie “Babe” Rigby, six brothers and four sisters, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, one brother, J.D. Rigby of Oak Grove, Fla.; one sister, Evie Elizabeth Hall of Pensacola, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2008 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Chewning and the Rev. Keith Langham officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Grove, Fla.
Active pallbearers will be Stephen Rigby, Adam Rigby, Chad Rigby, Randy Rowell, Joey Darby and James Lee.
Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Jonah McIntyre and the nurses staff of Atmore Nursing Center for the loving care and compassion Aunt Gladys received while she was a resident there.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery Association, 4350 Gobbler Road, Century, Fla. 32535.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Alan “A.J.” Wayne Holmes
CASPER, Wyo. – Alan “A.J.” Wayne Holmes, 51, of Atmore died Thursday, June 19, 2008 in Casper, Wyo. He was employed by Charles Evans Wiggins as a truck driver and was born in Atmore on July 30, 1957 to the late Herbert Bryars and Mary Cornelia Helton Holmes.
His sister, Carleen Jones, preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his wife, Diane Cobb Holmes of Atmore; four sons, Brandon Holmes of Atmore, Michael Crumb and wife, Becky, of Monroeville, Jamie Crumb of Atmore and Jason Crumb of Monroeville; two daughters, Mandy Fails and husband, Freddie, and Ashleigh Holmes, all of Atmore; one brother, Lamar Holmes and wife, Cindy, of Franklin, Tenn.; one sister, Debra Hammons and husband, Leo, of Atmore and four grandchildren, Daniell Fails and Brittany, Cheyenne and Michael Crumb Jr.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Steadman officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were, Russell McGhee II, Wayne Cobb, Curtis Wilson, Wesley Hayles, Tommy Kirkland and Jamie Crumb. Honorary pallbearers were David Ephairm, Justin McGhee and Jacob Haskew.
Family received friends from noon until service time on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.