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By Staff
Huey Franklin Johnson
ATMORE - Mr. Huey Franklin Johnson, 58, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in a Pensacola hospital.
Mr. Johnson was born in Brewton and had been a resident of Atmore for the past five years. Coming from Flomaton. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a firefighter at Whiting Field. Mr. Johnson was chairman of the E911 system for Escambia County and was a member of the Escambia County Firefighters Association.
Survivors include, his wife, Ellen Johnson of Atmore; his father, Mr. Roy E. Johnson of Damascus; two sons, Christopher E. (Katherine) Johnson of Pensacola, Fla. and John Johnson of Brewton; one brother, Royce (Ellen) Johnson of Damascus; one sister, Doris E. Thompson of East Brewton; one uncle, James Allen Johnson and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008 at Flomaton First Baptist Church with Elder Larry White, the Rev. Jerry Keese and the Rev. Dave Moulton officiating. Interment followed in Elim cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008. Pallbearers were, Johnny Godwin, Frankie Godwin, Mike Burkett, Nathan Martin, Michael Jenkins and Rodney McGhee. Honorary pallbearers were Fire Chiefs.
Craver’s Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Elisabeth Lamb Dickey Reyes
BAY MINETTE – Elisabeth Lamb Dickey Reyes, born in Shanghai, China, a native of Philadelphia, PA, a former resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL and a resident of Bay Minette, AL for the past year, died Monday, July 7, 2008 at Oakwood Center for Living in Bay Minette.
She was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church and attended Radnor College in Radnor, PA. Ms. Reyes retired from Snelling &Snelling in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Scott G. and Elisabeth Miller Lamb.
She is survived by two sons, Robert L. (Diana) Dickey, Jr of Salisbury, MD and Scott W. (Tonya) Dickey of Nokomis, AL; 3 daughters, Elisabeth Nichols of Salisbury, MD, Sarah (Theodore) Eschenberg of Ocean City, MD, and Dorothea (Greg) Winston of Phoenix, AZ; 5 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and 4 step-great grandchildren.
Ms. Reyes donated her body to the medical school at the University of South Alabama.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3 pm on July 18 at Gilmer’s Funeral Home on Zeigler Circle West. The Reverend Sandra Mayer of Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore will perform the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the University of South Alabama Anatomical Gifts Program, or Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore, AL.
Violet Otis Nail
GARDENDALE – Violet Otis Nail, 88, of Gardendale passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 13, 2008.
Mrs. Nail was born in Blackduck, Minn. to the late Charlie and Pearl Otis; was an aircraft tool technician during World War II; a homemaker who survived cancer twice; a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who touched the lives of many with her quick-witted humor and strong faith and was a member of Gardendale’s First Baptist Church for more than 30 years. Her husband, Herbert “Hub” Nail Sr.; brothers, Anson Otis and David Otis and her parents, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, one daughter, Sandra Hicks and a beloved son-in-law Richard Hicks of Gardendale; one sister, Louise Snyder of Gardendale; five grandchildren, Eric (Leigh) Prestridge of Calera, Jennifer (Jimmy) Wilson of Hayden, Adam (Jennifer) Prestridge of Atmore, Alan (Tina) Hicks of Birmingham and Scott Hicks of Birmingham and five great grandchildren, Evan Prestridge, Caleb Wilson, Tristan Prestridge, Ethan Prestridge and Colin Prestridge.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on July 16, 2008 at Gardendale Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Legg officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery in Midfield.
Pallbearers will be Eric Prestridge, Adam Prestridge, Evan Prestridge, Alan Hicks, Scott Hicks and Jimmy Wilson. Honorary pallbearer will be Caleb Wilson.
Family received friends from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Gardendale Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Gardendale and the staff at New Beacon Hospice.
The family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and an Alzheimer’s charity in Mrs. Nail’s honor.
Lucy Hawthorne
ATMORE - Mrs. Lucy Hawthorne, 78, of Atmore died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Atmore Community hospital. Public viewing will be held from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. today, Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Christian Memorial Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008 at God Temple of Deliverance with Bishop W.C. Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview cemetery.
Christian Memorial Funeral home will be directing the services.
Johnnie Wayne Powell
ATMORE - Johnnie Wayne Powell, 50, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in Escambia County.
He was a singer born in Atmore on Nov. 9, 1957 to Johnny and Mary Gay Powell.
Survivors include, his daughter, Mary LaRose Powell; mother and step father, Mary G. and Richard E. Mooney, all of Atmore; a companion, Becky Adams of Atmore; one brother, Billy Powell of Atmore; five sisters, Mary Alice Turner of Flowery Branch, Ga., Patricia Freeman (Bobby), Linda Tyree (Edward), Glenda Bell (Damon), all of Atmore and Rita Parker (Doug) of Bratt, Fla. and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Gilley officiating. Interment was held in Oak Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers were, Buford Wiggins, Judd Locke, Louie Thrower, Bryan Fayard, Dr. Thomas Rice and Doug McCraney. Honorary pallbearers were, Bruce Hall, John Perkins, Tony Killam, Jonathon Adams and Gray Harvey. Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2008 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.