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Obituaries for Wed., March 28, 2018

MacArthur Black

Mr. MacArthur Black, 74, of Atmore, fell asleep in the Arms of Jesus on Thurs., March 22, 2018 at Atmore Nursing Care Center.

A native of Atmore, Mr. Black graduated from Escambia County Training School in 1961. He relocated to Florida, where he worked in the fruit orchards for many years. He enjoyed sports and playing cards.

Those who have gone on before him are his daughter, LaWanna Faye Black; his parents, Theo and Edrena Black; and three brothers, Theo Black, Blanchard Black and John Thomas Black.

Those left to cherish memories of his life are wife, Edna Black of Atmore; two sons, MacArthur Black Jr. of Shreveport, La. and Kenneth Black of Atmore; a sister, Daisy Black Williams of Atmore; a brother, Lewis (Rose Mary) Black of Montgomery; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held this Sat., March 31, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church (Freemanville Community) with Elder Edgar McCarthy, pastor, officiating. Inhumation will be in Stallworth Cemetery. His body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Public viewing will be this Fri., March 30, from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.

 

Jimmy Darin Cunningham

Mr. Jimmy Darin Cunningham Sr., 51, of Atmore, found sweet rest on Thurs., March 15, 2018, at his residence.

A native of Atmore, Jimmy was a 1985 graduate of Escambia County High School. He served his country for three years in the U.S. Army from 1985-1988, receiving the rank of SPC4. He was an employee of Alto Corps at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by three infant children; and his parents, Paul Sr. And Lillie Mae Cunningham.

Those left to cherish memories of his life are a daughter, Jimmekia (Michael) Weaver of Atmore; a son, Jimmy Darin Cunningham Jr. of Atmore; a step-daughter, Lashetta N. Cunningham of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Mary Bell of New York, N.Y.; three brothers, Paul Jr. (Kim) Cunningham of Atmore, John D. (Diane) Cunningham of Long Island, N.Y. and Kenneth R. Cunningham of Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren; two ex-wives, Cassandra E. Cunningham of Atmore and June Cunningham of Bay Minette; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service was held March 24, 2018, at Longmire-Jones Memorial Chapel in Turner Funeral Chapel with Min. Betty Cox officiating and Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.

 

Annie Pearl Brazzell

Mrs. Annie Pearl Brazzell, 87, of Atmore, fell asleep in the Arms of Jesus on Mon., March 26, 2018, at Atmore Nursing Care Center.

A native of Monroe Co, Mrs. Brazzell was a longtime resident of Atmore. She was a 1950 graduate of Escambia County Training School. She was retired as a machine operator at Monsanto Chemical Plant in Pensacola, Fla. and she also had worked as a seamstress at Vanity Fair. She was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and loved cooking and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Clark Brazzell; her son, Louis Chester Brazzell; and her parents.

Those left to cherish beautiful memories of her life are her daughter, Emma Brazzell Brown of Auburn; step-daughter, Ora (Rev. Freddie) Banks of Atmore; two grandchildren (one devoted, Ashley Brazzell); nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held this Sat., March 31, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Isaac Bradley, pastor, officiating. Retirement of her remains will be in Fairview Cemetery. Her body will lie instate at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Public viewing will be this Fri., March 30, from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.

 

Edward O’Neil Dawson

Mr. Edward O’Neil Dawson, 80, passed away on Mon., March 26, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. Dawson was a native and life long resident of Barnett Crossroads. He retired from Masland Carpet Plant with 32 years of service and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Clara Dawson; two daughters, Deborah Gray and Victoria Allen; two brothers, Douglas Dawson and Gerald Dawson; granddaughter, Heather Marie Sutton; and an infant great grandson.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Myrtle Lee Dawson of Barnett Crossroads; one son, Joey (Liz) Carter of Barnett Crossroads; one daughter, Pamela (Kenny Hawthorne) Gavin of Pollard; one brother, O’Gwynn (Mary) Dawson of New Orleans, La.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thurs., March 29, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Richburg and the Rev. Mitch Lambeth officiating.

Burial will follow at the New Bethlehem Cemetery in Barnett Crossroads.

Visitation will be held March 29, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Yuhasz, Frank Carter, Timothy Knowles, Daniel Hagen, Christopher Gray and Scott Allen.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.

 

Willie Adams Zika Brothers

Mrs. Willie Adams Zika Brothers, 89, passed away on Tues., March 20, 2018, in Century, Fla.

She was a native of Bay Minette, former resident of Christian Home, Fla. (60 years) and resided in Bay Minette for the past few years. She was a caregiver for sick and elderly people. She was a member of the Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Zika and Grady Brothers.

She is survived by her sister, Vera Mae Rice of Flomaton; sister in law, Doris Adams of McDavid, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on March 21, 2018, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant Dykes officiating.

Burial followed at the Christian Home Cemetery.

Visitation was held March 21, 2018, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Robbie Thompson, Zack Thompson, Johnie Poesl, Nick Thompson, Vince Thompson and Regan Thompson.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC was in charge of all arrangements.

 

Eddie Dukes

Eddie Dukes, 61, of Evergreen, passed away on March 20, 2018, at his residence.

A funeral service will be held this Sat., March 31, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the New Hope A.M.E Zion Church.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Alberta Lawson Johnson

Alberta Lawson Johnson of the McCoullough community, passed away on Mon., March 26, 2018, at U.S.A. Medical Center in Mobile.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Craig Travor Houston

Mr. Craig Travor Houston, 33, a resident of Pensacola, Fla., passed away on Sun., March 25, 2018, in Pensacola.

Craig was a faithful member of New Dimensions Christian Center of Pensacola, and was an avid drummer.

He is survived by his parents, Clark and Cathy Houston of Pensacola; sisters, Ms. Clarketra Houston of Pensacola and Ms. Candace Salter of Pensacola; brothers, Caleb Houston and Tori Houston of Pensacola; devoted grandmother, Mother Velma Moore of Atmore; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family will be this Sat., March 31, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. celebration hour from the New Dimensions Christian Center at 3201 West Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL.

Senior pastors Greg and Diane Burns will be officiating, and interment will be in the Century Cemetery in Century, Fla.

Mayberry Funeral Home of Atmore is in charge of arrangements.

 

Odessa Buretta Mosley

Mrs. Odessa Buretta Mosley was born the fifth child of 10 children to Hills and Allie Wiggins on Jan. 17, 1940, in Tunnel Springs, Ala.

Odessa transitioned from time to eternity on March 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hills and Allie Wiggins; and siblings, Ella Thompson and Nervista Edwards.

Those who will forever cherish her include a loving, caring and devoted husband of 64 years, Ulysses Mosley; one devoted son, Carl (Shelia) Mosley; siblings, Willie Wiggins of Flint, Mich., Gladys Stegall of Pensacola, Fla., Hills (Flossy) Wiggins Jr. of Flint, Rosa (Lee) Clements of Winchester, Va., Annie Louise (Willie) Harris of Moss Point, Miss., Jerry (Kathy) Wiggins of Gladwin, Mich. and Dorothy Grace of Evergreen; eight grandchildren, Anitria, Carl Mosley Jr., Sean, LaTisha, Chelsie, Jackson, Martez and Shaundrea; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

The home going celebration was held on March 26, at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Evergreen.