John Clifton Mims
June 6, 2003
John Clifton Mims, 59, of Atmore died Friday. A native of Atmore, he graduated Escambia County High School and Howard College. He was a pharmacist, an Army veteran and an avid woodsman and turkey hunter. He was on the board of directors of the Turtle Creek Environmental Center and serve on the vestry of the Trinity Episcopal Church for many years.
He is survived by wife Emilie, son Jason Tucker Mims, Atmore, daughter Rachael Mims Hobgood of Birmingham as well as mother Lorene Tucker Mims, granddaughter Emilia Rose Chambers, sister Gayle Mims Ward, brother Clifton Hobdy Mims Jr., all of Atmore.
Services were held 10 a.m. June 10 at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home handled all arrangements.
James Austin Baker
June 6, 2003
James Austin Baker, 6, of Fairhope died Friday. A native of Fairhope, he was a student.
He is survived by his parents, James Rufus and Tina Renee Baker, a sister, Megan Elizabeth Baker all of Fairhope, as well as grandparents, Jack and Betty Baker of Daphne, R.L. Morris and Barbara Mosley of Orange Beach, Dr, Harold and Sherry Wilson of Atmore.
Also survived by uncles and aunts John and Susan Baker, Fairhope, George and Susie Martin of Birmingham, David and Tonya Garrett of Daphne, and Tara Michelle Morris of Pensacola, Fla.
Services were held 11 a.m. June 9 at the Fairhope United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Bullington officiating. Burial followed at Fairhope Memorial Gardens.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home handled all arrangements.
Edna Mae Hadley
July 27, 2003
Edna Mae Hadley, 77, of Atmore, died Sunday at Atmore Nursing Home. She was born in Bay Minette and was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Lee Hadley of Atmore and Luke Mitchem of Spanish Fort; two daughters, Maxine Hall of Loxley and Lorraine Gray of Atmore; one sister, Eunifay Mitchem of Atmore; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Norris Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lottie Methodist Cemetery.
Norris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Elouise Coleman
July 26, 2003
Margaret Elouise Coleman, 79, of Enon, died Saturday at her daughter's residence. She was born August 6, 1923 in Century to the late Charles and Ruby Odom Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of Enon Pentacostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson C. Coleman; a son, Marion C. Coleman; a daughter, Bertha C. Taylor; three brothers, Horace Jackson, Royce Jackson, and Lewis Jackson; and two grandsons.
Mrs. Coleman is survived by one son, Earnest Coleman and wife Joyce of Enon; one daughter, Betty Amerson and husband Curtis of Enon; two sisters, Pearl Alford and husband Pete and Nell Hall, all of Perdido; two brothers, Frank Jackson and wife Alice and Edward Jackson and wife Freda, all of Stapleton; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Bennett officiating. Burial followed at Enon Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Alex Amerson, Paul Coleman, Adam Amerson, Tracy Fisher, Brian Williams, Rayford Hall, Darrell Jackson, Jason Amerson, and Tom Dudgeon.
In lieu of flowers send donations to Covenant Hospice, Pensacola.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Bernard Singleton
July 26, 2003
Mr. James Bernard Singleton, 72, of Perdido, died Saturday in a Mobile hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Sudie Singleton and four brothers, Edward, Lenard, Earl, and Carlols Singleton.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Easterling Singleton of Perdido; one daughter, Linda Kaye Helton and husband Chet of Atmore; two sons, Garrie Singleton and wife Shannon and Atmore and Chris Singleton of Canoe; one step-daughter, Vicki Shaver of Canoe; one step-son, Bud Shaver and wife Belinda of Fort Benning, Ga.; three brothers, Albert Singleton, Ray Singleton, and Barney Singleton, all of Atmore; three sisters, Thelma Barnes and Laura Weaver, both of Atmore, and Sue Knisley of Montgomery.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Don Davis officiating. Burial followed at Robinsonville Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers were Albert Singleton, Ray Singleton, Barney Singleton, Perry Singleton, Terrell Allen Singleton, and David Weaver. Honorary pallbearers were Ray James, Bud Shavers, and Larson Bryars.
Atmore Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Baker Flowers
July 22, 2003
Mrs. Ruby Baker Flowers, 88, died July 22 in Atmore. She was a native of Walnut Hill and attended the New Life Fellowship Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marion "Pud" Baker, Jr. and E. D. Flowers.
She is survived by two sons, Jerril N. Baker and wife Martha of Atmore and Rev. Father Milledge Baker and wife Barbara of Walnut Hill; one daughter, Fran Herndon of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Bush officiating. Burial followed at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Anthony Lamb, Carlos Albritton, Edward Albritton, Jeffery Godwin, Bo Lehmann, and Kavanah Hare.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pellar Binford McKinley
Sept. 1, 2003
Pellar Binford McKinley, 80, died Monday. A lifelong resident of Atmore, he was a veteran of WWII. He was a banker at First National Bank of Atmore for 41 years.
He was born in Baldwin County on March 30, 1923, to the late David Nettles and Theresa Lowrey McKinley. He was dedicated in his service to his church, Canoe United Methodist.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Thelma Jalis and Kathleen Mosley, and one brother Hollis McKinley.
He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Ronda Wood and husband, Owen, of Atmore; nephews Ernie Wood of Stapleton; David Vance Wood, of Daphne; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from Johnson Quimby Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Purser and Rev. Bill Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Canoe United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ernie Wood, Michael Wood, Dennis Stanton, Tommy Young, Butch Black and David Amos. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Jalis, Madison Black, Hermon Black, Bill Black, Sewell Stanton, Kelby Amos and Herbert Guy. The family will receive from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canoe United Methodist Church Cemetery fund.
Johnson Quimby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Joseph Dahmer McCaskey
Aug. 31, 2003
Joseph Dahmer 'Joe' McCaskey, 59, of Uriah died Sunday. He was a native of Mobile, he was a resident of Uriah for 20 years. He was a member of the Little River Baptist Church, a Vietnam veteran and retired from International Paper Co. He is survived by a brother, James McCaskey of Little River, and a sister Mary Angelia Hembree of Denim Springs, La.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Little River Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Dean officiating. Burial followed in the Little River Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Rusty Hembree, Freddie Kilpatrick, Leon Cumbie, Peanut Ferguson, George Naman, Jimmy Watson and O'neal Smith.
Eastside Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Oliver Godwin
Aug. 30, 2003
James Oliver Godwin, 98, died Saturday. A native of Oak Grove, he was a graduate of J.M. Tate High School and retired from the Naval Air Rework Facility in Pensacola.
He is survived by his wife Jewell Grace Sharpless, a daughter, Gwendolyn Godwin-Mann; a son, James Craig; grandchildren Kimberly and husband Dr. Lars Isanberg; Kamala Mote and husband Randy; K. Amber and husband Rodger Hill; Gwen and husband William Ramsey; James Tyler Godwin and Van Henry. Also survived by a brother, Herman E. Godwin, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church on Highway 99. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Julian Godwin, Roy 'Buddy' Godwin, Don Godwin, William Ramsey, Melvin Wartenbe and W.J. McElwain.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, Council on Aging or Alzheimer's Family Services.
Atmore Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.