Obituaries for Wed., May 23, 2018

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ceola P. Brazzell

Ms. Ceola L. Brazzell, 83, of Atmore, entered the joy of the Lord on Tues., May 15, 2018, at her residence.

A native of Flomaton, Brazzell worked in private home duty and was a member of Gaines Chapel AME Church.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, A. C. Brazzell; and her parents, Lonnie and Eliza Robinson.

Those left to cherish memories of her life are an adopted daughter, Teresa (Tommie) Rudolph-Rose of Jacksonville, Fla.; two step-daughters, Lynn (Lloyd Jr.) Grant and Twanette Brazzell, both of Milwaukee, Wisc.; a sister, Curlie Mae Carter of Flomaton; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held this Sat., May 26, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Gaines Chapel AME Church, 122 Carver Ave, with the Rev. Amos Smith, pastor, officiating. Inhumation will be in Fairview Cemetery. Public viewing will be this Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Her remains will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL LLC directing.


Lora Mae Findley Springer

Lora Mae Findley Springer, of Canoe, passed away on Mon., May 14, 2018, at her residence.

She was retired as a cook from Jefferson Regional Medical Center, born in Rains County, Texas, on July 23, 1938, to the late Pat and Sybil Northcutt Foreman. She was a member of First Apostolic Church of Flomaton.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Findley II; daughter, Joan Horton; stepson, Richard; brother, James P. Foreman; sister, Pauline Messer; and one half brother, Kenneth.

Survivors are three sons, James Guy (Charla) Springer of Arkansas, John Henry (Kathy) Springer of North Dakota and Joseph (Stephanie) Springer of California; three daughters, Sarah Jean Hayes of Canoe, Jeri Yvonne (Jose) Cisneros of Canoe and Jessie Gayle Brady of Arkansas; one sister, Dee (Charles) Hilton Mesquite, Texas; one half sister, sister’s Patty and Lorrine; eight step-children, Carol, Mary, Linda, Margie, Wesley, Eddie and Donnie; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were held May 19, 2018, from Johnson-QuimbyFuneral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Colley and Bro. Max Stinson officiating. Interment followed in Robinsonville Baptist Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kyndel Stinson, Joseph Stinson, Justin Trichell Faron Wilson, Tyler Wilson and Michael Hayes. Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Hayes, Ryne Bond, Shawn Bond and Tyler Bond.

Family received friends May 19 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.


Lula Mae Colbert Parker

Lula Mae Colbert Parker, 84, of Atmore, passed away on Thurs., May 17, 2018, in Atmore.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1933 in Monroe County to the late Wesley B. Arlie Shipp Hayles. She was a retired draw twist operator at Masland Carpets.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, David Colbert and her second husband, William “Bill” Parker; son, Curtis David Colbert; sister, Lisa Freeman; and a brother, Eubie B. Hayles.

She is survived by her two sons Cecil Wayne (Belinda) Colbert of Davisville, Fla. and James Wesley (Lisa) Colbert of Atmore; two brothers, Ed (Frances) Hayles of Poarch and Tommy (Janice) Hayles of Atmore; two grandchildren, Linda (Kevin) Jones and Haley (Dempsey) Rolin; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Graveside services were held May 19, 2018, from Serenity Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Tedder officiating.

Active pallbearers were Nick Boutwell, David Boutwell, Jonathan Boutwell, Kevin Jones, Dempsey Rolin, and Robbie Hayles.

Visitation was held May 18, 2018 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mary Alice Reynolds

Mrs. Mary Alice Reynolds, 79, of Atmore, passed away on Sat., May, 19, 2018, at a local nursing home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1939, to the late Charlie and Vidla Johnson in Lake Buena Vista, Ala. She has 13 sisters and brothers and nine of those precede her in death, Peter, Lee, Ollie, Minnie, Willie Clyde, Robert, Lucille, Helen and Delloyd.

She was married to Charles Reynolds for more than 42 years. Two children were born.

She leaves to cherish her memories devoted husband, Charles Reynolds of Atmore; two daughters, Angelica (Marcus) Williams of Nashville, Tenn. and Monica (Denzil) Crosby of Milwaukee, Wisc.; brothers, Woodrow (Elizabeth) Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Jessie Johnson of California, Dewey Johnson of Jackson; devoted sisters in law, Florestine (Gary) Jackson and Annie Ruth of El Paso, Texas; brother in law, Allen Reynolds of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. this Sat., May 26, 2018, from The Jones St. True Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore. Bishop Willie L. Williams, eulogist, and prophet, Shawn Williams, pastor. Interment will be held in Stallworth Cemetery.

Services are entrusted by Mayberry Funeral Home.