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By Staff
Edward Hanks Jr.
ATMORE - Mr. Edward Hanks Jr., 91, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at a Pensacola, Fla. hospital.
Mr. Hanks was a native of McDavid, Fla., a resident of Atmore for the past 61 years and a former member of McRae Street Methodist Church for 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II, a survivor of the sinking of the USS Wasp, worked for Alston Wholesale Company and later owned the company and attended McCullough Christian Center.
Survivors include, his wife of 65 years, Gayle A. Hanks of Atmore; his son, Robert “Bob” and Loretta Hanks of Ellijay, Ga.; his daughter, Eugenia and Stan Pope of Atmore; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, George Irving and Estelle Hanks of Cantonment, Fla. and three sisters, Mildred and Raymond Franklin of Wareham, Mass., Eulene McLain of Flomaton and Grace and Frank Jerkins of Elsanor.
Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Daniels and the Rev. Cornelius Phillips officiating and Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Matthew Daniels, Tom Benner, Jimmy Key, Mark McLain, Stan Pope and Terry Still.
Johnnie Wayne Powell
ATMORE - Johnnie Wayne Powell, 50, of Atmore, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in Escambia County.
He was a singer born in Atmore on Nov. 9, 1957 to Johnnie and Mary Gay Powell.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie 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 (Jan) 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.
Horace William Crutchfield
ATMORE - Mr. Horace William Crutchfield, 57, of Atmore died Friday, July 18, 2008 at his home.
Mr. Crutchfield was a native of Flomaton and had been a resident of Atmore for the last four months coming from Prattville. He had worked as a truck driver for Service Control Systems in Brewton and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include, his wife, Dora Crutchfield of Atmore; sons, Gregory Crutchfield of Oxford, Wayne Rollin of Bay Minette and Russell Rollin of Tidus; daughters, Suzanne Cannon of Prattville and Tina Rollin of Raburn; brothers, Lavon Crutchfield of Flomaton, Don Crutchfield of Prattville and Rickey Crutchfield of Stapleton and sisters, Carolyn Wilson of Flomaton, Marilyn Crutchfield of Flomaton and Mae Malikit of Bay Minette.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday July 21, 2008 from the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randell Short officiating. Interment followed at Range Cemetery in Range with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 at the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers were Bobby Crutchfield, Don Crutchfield Jr., Donald Pugh, Hub Wilson, Gary Wayne Pugh and Terry Hill.
Georgia Irene Gentry
MINEOLA - Mrs. Georgia Irene Gentry, 83, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at a local hospital.
Mrs. Gentry was a native of Little River, a lifelong resident of Mineola and attended the McCullough Christian Center. Her daughter, Gloria Bulger, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, two sons, John Dee Norris and James Gentry, both of Mineola; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Phillips Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until funeral time on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Roberts, Dennis Gentry, Dubose Gentry, Chris Holman, Roy Dunn and Tom Buler.
James W. Smith
ATMORE - Mr. James W. Smith, 70, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008 at a local hospital.
Mr. Smith was a native of Brewton and a resident of Atmore for the past 35 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, an employee of McDermott Oil Company for 33 years and attended the Atmore Nazarene Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steely and Floria Smith.
Survivors include, his wife Merrell Smith of Atmore; two sons, Joey Wayne Smith of Mobile and Dennis James Smith of Brewton; three daughters, Betty Singleton of Martinville, Ala., Judy Blackburn of Atmore and Donna Lynn Goree of Satsuma; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother Jim Smith of Hanford Calif.; and a sister, Eddie Mae Towey of Hanford, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ed McMillan officiating. Burial will follow at Canoe Freewill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ray Chavers, Leon Chavers, Curtis Chavers, John Chavers, Chris Singleton and Lance Blackburn.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 24, 2008 from noon until funeral time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Lucy Mae Fore Hawthorne
ATMORE - Mrs. Lucy Mae Fore Hawthorne was born Sept. 29, 1929 in Monroe County to the late Eaker and Hattie Fore. She exchanged life for eternity on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Atmore Community Hospital.
She married the late A.C. “Happy” Hawthorne. To this union, six children were born, one deceased, Donald. She is survived by four daughters and one son, Lukresa Jones of Birmingham, Geraldine Crayton and Shelley (Thomas) Finklea, both of Atmore, Lorenzo Hawthorne of Houston, Texas and Teresa (Clifford) Bullard of Claiborne; 17 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five sisters, Edna Brazzel of Atmore, Mildred Cook, Gladys Nettles, Margaret (Prince) Dailey and Annie Ruth Graham, all of Mobile; two brothers, Eddie Fore of Mobile and James (Helen) Fore of Huntsville; two devoted cousins, Annie Mae Richardson of Atmore and Louise Phillips of Moss Point, Miss. and a devoted goddaughter, Doris Smith (Norah) Knott of Atmore and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008 at Gold’s Temple of Deliverance in Atmore with Bishop W.C. Howard officiating and Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore.
Pallbearers were her grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were Clifford Bullard and Thomas Finklea. Flower bearers were her granddaughters and nieces.
Williams Burt
CENTURY, Fla. - Mr. Williams Burt, 81, of Century, Fla. died Friday, July 18, 2008 at a Jay, Fla. hospital.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Atmore will be directing.