Ulay K. Wise
Mr. Ulay K. Wise, 86, of Atmore died Sunday, March 7, 2004 in Atmore.
He was a Sales Representative with Gulf Chemical Co., born in McCullough on July 12, 1917 to the late William H. and Emma King Wise. He was a Member of Rotary Club , Board of Directors of Turtle Point, Member of Joy Riders and McCullough Friendship Club, Deacon of First Baptist Church of Atmore, member of George Petrie Society, member of Auburn Alumni and was voted Atmore citizen of the year in 1988.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Margery Edith Harrison Wise and ten brothers and sisters.
He is survived by five sisters, Arkie Coker of Huxford, Mary Emma Elmore of Tallahassee, Fla., Leo and Gordon Atkeison of Atmore, Eleanor Purser of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Anna Ruth Vickery of Atmore.
Services will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with Dr. Douglas Newton, Elder James Powell and the Rev. Bert Wise officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers Winston Wise, Benson Bray, Adrian Nall, Joseph Coker, Larry Elmore, Bill Atkeison and Lou Vickery. Honorary pallbearers will be Rotarian's, Deacons of First Baptist Church, Joy Riders, special golf friends, directors of Turtle Point and McCullough Friendship Club.
Donations maybe sent to the Rotary Academic All Stars, Turtle Point, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
Billy Harold Zelm
Mr. Billy Harold Zelm, 72, of Sevierville, Tenn. died Friday, March 5, 2004 at his residence.
He was retired from Alabama Power Company. He was born in Memphis, Tenn. on February 11, 1932 to the late Edgar William and Collie Covington Zelm. Mr. Zelm was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Thais Zelm of Sevierville; one daughter, Elizabeth Zelm of Mobile; one sister, Joyce Fox of Panama City, Fla. and four nephews, Darrell, Russell, Steven and Tony Fox.
Graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. in Booneville Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Otis Thames officiating.
Clara E. Morris
Mrs. Clara E. Morris, 83 of Atmore died Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Atmore. She was a Seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. She was born in Andalusia on October 3, 1920, to the late Judge and Fannie Ritter Spence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Morris and a son, James Thomas Morris.
She was survived by three sons, Gene D. and Glenda Pruett of Mobile, Fred P. and Betty Pruett of Atmore and Paul Ray and Darlene Morris of Milton; three daughters, Janice and Thomas Hayles of Atmore, Geraldine and Ronald Porter of Semmes and Elaine and James Pruett Carroll of Atlanta; grandchildren that Mrs. Morris raised, Elaine Day, Sherry Morris and Paul Ray Morris Jr. all of Atmore; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Saturday, March 13, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Mike Grindle officiating. Family received friends Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.
Jimmy Lee Ray
Mr. Jimmy Lee Ray, 72, died Monday, March 8, 2004 in Fairhope. Mr. Ray was a native of Clovis, N.M., former resident of Texas and Arkansas, a former resident of Fairhope for 25 years, and a resident of Atmore for the past seven years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was an ordained deacon for Robinsonville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.T. and Pearl Ray; a brother, John Paul Ray.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Jo Ray of Little Rock; two sons, Kevin Ray of Tuscaloosa and Joseph and Jeni Ray of Little Rock; two daughters, Vickie and Robert Allen and Debbie Gray all of Daphne; a brother, Robert Ray of Prairie Grove, Ark.; a sister, Mary Reed of Cane Hill, Ark.; four grandchildren, Christopher Gray, Scott Allen and Laura Allen all of Daphne and Mary Ellen Ray of Little Rock.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was followed at Robinsonville Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, March 10, 2004 between 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Children's Rehabilitation Service in Mobile.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Doris Bilbo Adams, 83, died Sunday, March 28, 2004 in Atmore. She was born August 10, 1920 in Moss Point. Ms. Adams had spent most of her life in Moss Pint, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moss Point, a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Anna O'Neil Chapter #37 in Moss Point. Mrs. Adams had worked as a clerk with Bacot and Frazier Insurance Agency in Pascagoula. Preceding her in death were both of her husbands, Prentiss L. Bilbo and James E. Adams; her parents, Clarence E. and Julia H. Greene; two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis and Evelyn R. Bilbo of Atmore, Thomas E. and Jerre K. Bilbo of Saraland; grandchildren, Carol Bilbo Clark of Chattanooga, Tenn., Deborah Bilbo Chastain of Greeley Co., Erika Bilbo and Jonathan Bilbo both of Saraland, David Lanier Bilbo of Norfolk, Va.; great-grandson, Bennett Thomas Clark of Chattanooga; two sisters, Ann Louise Sherman of Escatawpa, Miss. and Marjorie Ogborn of Hurley, Miss.; host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. from Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point, Miss. with Rev. Michael Perry officiating. An Easter Star service will take place during the service and friends may visit one hour prior to service. Pallbearers will be Chris Clark, Blayne Chastain, Johnathan Bibo, Larry Greene and Steve Ogborn. Honarary pallbearers will be Herbert Dryden, John Adams, Claude Bilbo, Clyde Oliver and Bobby Davis. The family prefers donations be made to the First Baptist Church, 4807 Main Street, Moss Point, MS 39563.
Holder-Wells in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gene Tunney Cardwell, 77, died Sunday, March 28, 2004 at a Pensacola hospital.
Mr. Cardwell was a native of Uriah and a resident for the past 50 years. He was a graduate of J.U. Blacksher High School, a graduate of Troy State University with Master's Degree in education, a letterman and left handed pitcher on the Troy State Baseball team in the late 1940's, a supervisor for the Vanity Fair cutting plant, Pardon and Parole officer for the State of Alabama, and received a second Master's from the Troy State Extension at Faulkner State College.
He is survived by his brother, Glen M. and Lois Cardwell of Uriah; two sisters, Elma C. Nelson of Pensacola and Mildred Cardwel1 Chavers of Pensacola, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services well be held Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Chad Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Semirah Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2004 from 1:00 p.m. until funeral time at the Eastside Chapel Funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Howard Shell, Charles Woods, Dale Chavers, Joe Cardwell. Keith Cardwell, Ed Rose and Bill Buck.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Louise Hammons, 70, died Monday, March 29, 2004 in Century. Mrs. Hammons was a native of Speedwell, Tenn. a former resident of Barberville, Ky. and a resident of Century for the past 18 years. She attended Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Hammons; two year old daughter, Jackie Lynn Minton.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Mossie Laws of Bratt.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Tony McCullough officiating. Burial will follow at Crabtree Cemetery in Molino. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2004 between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jessie (Jess) Bryant Bruner
Jessie (Jess) Bryant Bruner, 56, of Tuscaloosa died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Cameron E. Bryant of Atmore.
She is survived by her spouse, Tom Bruner of Tuscaloosa; daughter, Dee Dee and Jeff Boykin of Tuscaloosa; son, Thom and Angie Bruner of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Mary and Glenn Jernigan of Atmore, Francis and Bob Bryan of Benton, La.; brothers, Ed and Lylla Bryant of Winfield, Ron and Ginger Bryant of Prattville, Alvin and Theresa Bryant of Autaugaville; mother, Winnie M. Bryant of Atmore; grandchildren, Isabella Marie Bruner, unborn Jessica Faith Boykin; many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, March 16 at noon at First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Charles M. Durham and the Rev. Kevin Cauley officiated. Burial followed at First Presbyterian Church Columbarium.
Memory Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Zachary Vandyke Payne, 15, of Century died Sunday, March 28, 2004 at West Florida Hospital. Services will be announced by the Turner Funeral Chapel.
Ruth P. Walker-Cumbie, 80, of Little River died Monday, April 5, 2004 in Pensacola. She was born January 9, 1924 in Evergreen to William and Maria Pierce. She was a member of Atmore Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children, Betty Jean and John Issacs of Pensacola, Linda Gayle and Jim Selzer of Uriah, William Wayne and Karen Walker of Pensacola, Vivian Walker of Mobile, Maxine and Henry Franklin of Robertsdale, Rosa Lee and Johnny Sadler of Pensacola, 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Emmons and Evelyn Watts: two brothers Rubin Pierce and Clyde Pierce.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. from Faith Chapel North-Cantonment, with Brother O.B. Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2004 from 1:30 p.m. until service time at Faith Chapel North-Cantonment.
Faith Chapel North-Cantonment, is in charge of arrangements.