Kenneth Cameron Newman
Jackson resident and native Texan, Kenneth Cameron Newman, passed away at the Mobile Infirmary in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, 2006 after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in 1925 in Floresville, Texas in the heart of the Hill Country, Mr. Newman served his country proudly as a Senior Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Although he was stationed around the world during his 20 plus years of service during both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, it was his assignment in the late 1940s at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. that changed his life as that was when he met his future wife of 58 years, Mary Blanche Deas.
Mr. Newman made his home in Jackson since 1975 where he worked at various positions with the city government, most notably with the water department. He was a proud father of two even prouder sons, Mark A. Newman, formerly of New York City, N.Y. and recently of Gulf Shores and David C. Newman of Bedford, Texas.
Mr. Newman is survived by his wife, Mary D. Newman of Jackson; his daughter-in-law, Deborah Newman and grandson, Kristopher Newman, both of Bedford. He is also survived by two brothers, Ellis Newman of Kerrville, Texas and Don Newman of Las Vegas, Nev. and a sister, Willette Jerden of Austin, Texas, not to mention brothers-and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and scores of devoted friends and loved ones who will always remember Mr. Newman as a man who led an exemplary and honorable life and who will be remembered for his priceless and endearing sense of humor.
A visitation was scheduled for Friday, Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at McCann’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Jackson where Mr. Newman was an active member. The Rev. Earl Watson and the Rev. Joe McKinney officiated.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to any charities or organizations that serve our nation’s veterans.
Arrangements were directed by Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. (pd.)
Eugene Harold Quiggle
Eugene Harold Quiggle died at W.F. Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette on Dec. 30, 2006. A resident of Fruitdale and formerly of Demopolis, he served his country in the Coast Guard in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a retired cattleman, farmer and real estate salesman.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Myrtle Coaker Quiggle of Fruitdale and many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.
A graveside service was conducted on Jan. 2, 2007 at Grace- Williams Cemetery
in Fruitdale with Lathan Funeral Home of Chatom directing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the W.F. Green Veterans Home, 300 Faulkner Dr., Bay Minette, AL or the Fruitdale Union Chapel Methodist Church, P.O. Box 422, Fruitdale, AL 36539.
Otis Will Jenkins
Otis Will Jenkins, 66, a native of Washington County and a resident of Chatom, died Dec. 22, 2006 at Washington County Infirmary Hospital. A retired skidder operator for a logging company, he was a member of Cooper Lewis C.M.E. of Chatom.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Towner Jenkins of Chatom; stepmother, Darlene Jenkins of Monticello, Miss.; three daughters, Theresa Jenkins of Citronelle, Ashly Clay of Deer Park and LaQuisha Towner of Chatom; nine sons, Michael Jenkins, Lamar Jenkins, Otis Jenkins Jr., Tony Jenkins, David Jenkins and Bernard Jenkins, all of Flint, Mich., Otis D. Henderson of Utah, Terrance Clay of Deer Park and Spencer Towner of Miami, Fla.; four sisters, Dorothy Tyler and Lela Tyler, both of Brookhaven, Miss., Benetta Coleman and Emma Jenkins, both of Monticello; three brothers, Vernon Jenkins, Lonnie Jenkins and Jimmiy Jenkins, all of Brookhaven; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was Dec. 30 at Cooper Lewis C.M.E. Church in Chatom. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery
in Chatom with Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directing.
Susie Owes, 89, a native of Morvin and a resident of Jackson, died Dec. 28, 2006 at Jackson Medical Center. A homemaker and member of St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson where she served in the Missionary Society, the senior choir and the Morning View Chapter 101 of Jackson.
She is survived by a grandson, Larry Robinson of Jackson and a host of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was at St. Union Baptist Church in Jackson on Jan. 3. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery
in Jackson with Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directing.
Mae Theresa Smith McInnis
Mae Theresa Smith McInnis died Dec. 28, 2006 in Jonesboro, La. at the age of 83. A native of Burkesville, Ky., a resident of Quitman, La., and formerly of Jackson, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon McInnis and son, Charles McInnis.
The graveside service was in Mt. Olive East Cemetery
in Bienville, La. on Jan. 1 with the Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating and Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro directing.
Survivors include a daughter, Theresa (Johnny Mac) McMillan of Quitman; four grandchildren, Dana Koonce, Shawn McMillan, Shelley White and Roxanne Mott and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Commer Pace, a native and resident of Coffeeville, was Dec. 30, 2006 at Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville. The Rev. Vayton Chapman, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Pace Cemetery
in Coffeeville with Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson directing.
Mr. Pace, a retired logger, was 83. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville where he served as a deacon, sang in the choir and was a Sunday School teacher. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy where he was a Seaman 1st Class.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Williams Pace of Coffeeville; two sons, Thaddeus Wayne (Margaret) Pace of Atmore and David Lavelle (Arletha) Pace of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Christina Maneice (Lewis) Trammel of Nashville, Tenn. and Doris (Reginald) Morris of Coffeeville; two sisters, Creola Hickerson of Coffeeville and Nellie (Titus) Blade of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Super (Arizona) Pace of Tuskegee; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lola Fluker and Dube Pace.
Jesse Richard Brewer
Jesse Richard Brewer, 64, died Jan. 11, 2007 at a local hospital. He was a native of Rose Hill, Miss. and a resident of Jackson. He was a retired E & I Supervisor with Ciba Specialty Chemicals and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara M. Brewer of Jackson; two sons, Billy (Tammy) Brewer and Greg Brewer, all of Jackson; two sisters, Peggy B. Wilder of Peachtree City, Ga. and Rheba B. McNeely of Jackson and four grandchildren, Jarod, Jessica, Jordan and Jacob.
The funeral service was Jan. 13 in the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial was in Trinity Gardens in Jackson.
Betty Ann Morgan Fowler
Betty Ann Morgan Fowler, one of God's chosen angels, was called home to be with Him on Jan. 9, 2007 at a local hospital. Born April 25, 1941 in Coffeeville, to the late James Curtis Morgan Sr. and Ruby Walker Morgan, she was raised by Velma Woodard whom her father married after the death of her mother. Mrs. Fowler was a resident of Grove Hill and was a retired office secretary with Alfa Insurance and a member of First Baptist Church of Grove Hill. She had many names by those who loved her so dear, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and fellow believer. You were truly one of God's greatest gifts to all of us. We love you and know that you are rejoicing in heaven with your Savior. We love you and you will forever be with us. We are blessed to have had you in our lives. Love, Billy, Barry, Bill, Jody, Emily, Abbey, Audrey, Rebecca, Velma, Inez, Ouida, and the late J.C. Morgan, Ann, Nell and the rest of your friends and family that love you so much.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Fowler of Grove Hill; two sons, William Curtis "Bill" (Jody) Fowler of Montgomery and John Barry Fowler of Grove Hill; four granddaughters, Emily Fowler, Abbey Fowler and Audrey Fowler, all of Montgomery and Rebecca Fowler of Grove Hill; sister, Inez Beek of Daphne; stepmother, Velma Woodard of Grove Hill; sisters-in-law, Ann Johnson of Monroeville, Nell Brunson of Grove Hill and Ouida Morgan of Calvert, wife of the late J.C. Morgan.
Visitation was Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service at Grove Hill Baptist Church. Officiating were the Revs. David Curtis, Jerry Gibson, Johnny Arnett and Randy Boone. Pianist was Virginia Garrick. Interment was in Magnolia Lawn Cemetery
in Grove Hill with Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directing.
Pallbearers were Sammy Fendley, Deran Morgan, Lee Carlisle, Jimmy Morgan, Steve Kennedy and Eddie Slayton.
Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Rivers, Ray Sheffield, Clarence Watters, Charles Bouler, Gray Smith Jr., Willie Welch, Mikey Wiggins, Joe Oliver, John Richburg, John Becton, and the Grove Hill Fire Department and area law enforcement officers. (pd.)
Courtlyn Marie Reed
Courtlyn Marie Reed, infant, died Jan. 11, 2007 at a local hospital.
She is survived by her parents Brandon Lee and Lauren Overstreet Reed of Jackson; grandparents, Renee and Terry Reed of Rockville and Beth and Darrell Overstreet of Jackson; two aunts, Courtney Overstreet of Jackson and Jill Goolsby of Brewton.
The funeral service was Jan. 14 at Rockville Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directing.
Dorothy Louise Westbrook Aydelott
Dorothy "Dot" Louise Westbrook Aydelott, well-known community leader, and the oldest member of a longtime Marengo family, died at Old Town Home, Dec. 29, 2006 at the age of 79. She was the youngest of George Heath Westbrook and Lulie Hays Compton Westbrook's eight children and graduated from Linden High School and Montgomery Business College.
Dot and her late husband, O. Larimore Aydelott were owners of Westbrook General Store in Linden. She served as a clerk in the Marengo County Probate Office for her uncle-in-law, Judge Alonzo L. Hasty, and in later years for her brother, Judge Robert James "Shine" Westbrook. The first female elected to the office of Linden City Council, she served several terms in this position and was appointed to the Marengo County Board of Registrars. A charter member of the Linden Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW), she served in numerous positions on the district and state levels and was chosen as BPW "Woman of the Year".
Survivors include the daughter of her adopted nephew Alonzo, Dorothy Cook (Kramer) Purser and many nieces and nephews.
The graveside service was Jan. 1, 2007 at Linden Memorial Gardens with the Rev. H. Grady Goodman Jr., pastor of Round Hill Baptist Church in Thomasville and the Rev. Ed Pickel of the Demopolis Southern Care Hospice. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed the service.
Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice in Demopolis, Old Town Home in Linden, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.