Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Published 5:41 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mae Fannie Brown

Ms. Mae Fannie Brown, 88, of Atmore, answered the Master’s call on Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

A native of Monroe Co., Ms. Brown had been a resident of Atmore for most of her life. She was a member of Gaines Chapel AME, where she sung in the senior choir. She was a retired presser from local dry cleaners. She had a love for flowers.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, J. S. Brown Sr.; her parents, Joe and Cornelia Roberts; and her brothers, Calvin Roberts, Melvin Roberts and John Nealy Roberts.

Those left to cherish memories of her life are her two daughters, Bonnie Bazemore Mason and Brunetta Bradford, both of Atmore; three sons, S.J. Brown Jr. and Gregory Brown, both of Atmore, and J. S. Brown of Phenix City; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; very devoted and close friends, Mrs. Myrtle Wallace and Mrs. Mattie Hetherington; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held on Sept. 22, 2018 at Gaines Chapel AME Church – Atmore with the Rev. Amos Smith, pastor, officiating. Retirement of her remains was in Stallworth Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.


Betty Glass Loup

Betty Glass Loup, 68, of Atmore, passed away on Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, in Mobile.

She was born to the late Leslie Owen and Berta Lewis Glass on March 8, 1950, in Bay Minette. She was a retired secretary from the Red Cross and was a member of Liberty Church in Atmore.

Her parents; husband, Ronnie A. Loup; and one son, Christian Morton, precede her in death.

She is survived by her two children Angelia (David) Messmer and Johnathon “Chad” (Rachel) Morton, all of Barnett’s Crossroads; her siblings, Rusty (Janet) Glass of Castleberry, David (Anita) Glass of Wawbeek, DeWayne (Brooke) Glass of Pineview, Barbara Ann Dickson of Elberta, Jean Sanspree of Canoe and Brenda (Wayne) Bell of Barnett’s Crossroads, Roberta Strickland of Walnut Hill, Fla., Diane (Ronnie) Byrd of Semmes and Susanne Glass of Loxley; five grandchildren, Taylor Messmer, Alyssa Messmer, Charles “Drew” Messmer, Johnathon “Aaron” Morton and Kristen Morton; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. this Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fred Brummet officiating. Burial will follow in New Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Barnett’s Crossroads.

Active pallbearers will be Ron Wadkins, Booby Stickland, Todd Sanspree, Paul Bell and Gerald Bell. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Glass, David Glass and DeWayne Glass.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wed., Sept. 26, 2018 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Betty M. Knight

Mrs. Betty M. Knight, 74, of Frisco City passed away on Tues., Sept. 11, 2018, at Mobile Infirmary.

She was a native of Bratt, Fla. before moving to Monroe County in 1977.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson E. Knight Sr.; son, Gregory Stephen Lemmon; and brother, James Mack.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay (Earl) Smith of Excel; son, Carless Lemmon of Frisco City; two grandsons, Jordan Smith of Excel and Josh Smith of Andalusia; stepson, Jackson Knight Jr. of Mexia; sister in law, Sharon Mack of Pa.; and two nieces, Angela Mack and Shelly Schaum, both of Pennsylvania.

Visitation was held on Sept. 13, 2018, from Johnson Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Sept. 14, 2018 at Godwin Cemetery in Bratt with the Rev. Shannon Moses officiating. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Visit our online registry at


Catherine Mae Patrick Cofield

Catherine Mae Patrick Cofield, 85, surrounded by her family, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2018.

She was born in Magnolia Springs on Feb. 28, 1933, to Joe Lanzy Mitchell Patrick and Willie Mae Douglas Patrick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 39 years, Charles Harvey Cofield; her step-mother, Lucille Patrick Sanders; her mother and father in law, Maggie and Harvey Cofield; her granddaughter, Ashley Cofield; four sisters, Alonia Kimbrel, Rosie Ramer, Jeanette Testone and Joanne Donahue; and one brother, Elbert Ray Hendry.

She was a resident of the Beulah community for more than 20 years and an active member of Beulah Free Will Baptist Church. She has been a resident of Century, Fla. for the last 40 years and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Century, and then Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church until her health failed and she was no longer able to attend. For the last couple of years, she has been a resident of Century Care Center.

Survivors include her two daughters, Ann Cofield Brooks of Century and Cathy Cofield (Jeff) Crawley of Century; two sons, Charles Thomas (Pansy) Cofield of Century and Gordon Wayne (Desta) Cofield of Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, Diane (Dickie) Smith of Pensacola, Margie Weed of Mobile and Marilyn Cox of Pensacola; two brothers, Joe (Brenda) Patrick Jr. of Mobile and Alton (Debbie) Patrick of Deridder, La.; seven grandchildren, Lynn (Jackie) Carnley; James (Dafna) Brooks, Andy (Lonna) Miles Jr., Angie (Allen) Williams, David Brooks, Tiffany (Steve) Morris, Beth Brooks (James) Byrd and Maggie (Bryan) Waters; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at noon this Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at the McCurdy Cemetery in Century.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until noon on Sept. 29 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Carnley, James Brooks, Andy Miles, Brandon Carnley, Jared Carnley and Nathan Carnley.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC is in charge of all arrangements.


Dorothy Frances Cole Hendrix

Dorothy Frances Cole “Dot” Hendrix, 88, of Atmore, passed away on Sept. 16, 2018 in Atmore.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1929 to the late Dr. David DuBose and Martha Schulz Cole in Monroe County. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore, where she taught Sunday School, vacation Bible school and Awana. She was a lifelong homemaker whose love for cooking was surpassed only by her love for family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 69 years, William Herbert “Bill” Hendrix; and two sisters, Elisabeth McCaskey and Ann Byrd.

She is survived by her son, Bert (Sandra) Hendrix of Mobile; her daughter, Sheri (Jack) Darby of Atmore; her son, Robert (Melanie) Hendrix of Atmore; grandchildren, Elisabeth (Heath) Ward, Hayley (Zac) Palm, Will Hendrix, Jana Hendrix and Deeya (Silas) Seamans; and great-grandchildren, Hendrix Ward, Mary-Grace Ward, Anna Kate Palm, Lee Palm, Darby Locke and Dillon Seamans.

Funeral services were held Sept. 19, 2018, from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with Dr. Larry Patterson and Bert Hendrix officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Will Hendrix, Heath Ward, Zac Palm, Jack Hendrix, George Watkins, Thomas Guy, Michael Williamson and Steve Jernigan.

Visitation was held Sept. 18, 2018 from the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

The family requests donations to The Patterson Chapel Renovation Fund at First Baptist Church, The Gideons International, or Pilots for Christ.

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


Frank Eugene Hall

Frank Eugene “Gene” Hall, 89, of Atmore, passed away on Tues., Sept. 18, 2018 at his home.

He was born on Sept. 5, 1929 in Poarch to the late Ezra and Lona Isler Hall. He served in the United States Army in Fort Bragg, N.C. He was retired after a more than 30-year career with Vanity Fair Mills as a quality control manager.

He was an avid reader, loved to hunt and fish, and tinker in his shop. He was a member of the church choir for many years, sang bass in a men’s quartet, and loved playing the harmonica. Gene served faithfully as a deacon and participated in many church committees through the years. He fiercely loved his Heavenly Father, his wife, his daughter, his son in law and his grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ida R. Hall; a daughter,

Kathy Jean Hall; and five sisters and four brothers.

Survivors are a daughter, Sandra (David) Sommerman of Kennesaw, Ga.; and two grandsons, Andrew Sommerman of Marietta, Ga. and Matthew Sommerman of Memphis, Tenn.

Services were held Sept.  21, 2018, from Johnson-Quimby

Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Robert Heard officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were nephews and honorary pallbearers were great nephews.

Family received friends Sept. 21, 2018, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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


Paulette Godwin

Mrs. Paulette Godwin, 70, passed away on Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Century, Fla. She was retired from the Alabama Department of Corrections as the warden secretary with 25 years of service. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Luverne Knowles; and two brothers, Billy Knowles and Bobby Knowles.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Wayne Godwin of Century; two sons, Marcus (Allison) Godwin of Century and Brandon Godwin of Century; one daughter, Lisa Godwin (Daniel) Hoomes of Century; two sisters, Ruby Jean (Archie) Phillips of Crossville, Tenn. and Patricia Crews of Brewton; four grandchildren, Shelton Blair of Century, Lucas Blair of Century, Hunter Godwin of Century and Colby Graham of Century; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. this Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Pineview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Carrol, Chris Carrol, Hunter Godwin, Billy Ray Watson, Sherman Glover and Eddie Dunsford.

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