Mary Atchison Rogers
Mary Atchison Rogers, a lifelong resident of Butler County, died on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2008.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2008 from the chapel of Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home with the Rev. David A. Atchison officiating and Dunklin And Daniels Funeral Home directing. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Callie Duncan Atchison; sisters, Effie A. Strickland, Natalie A. Hughes and brother, James Mack Atchison. She is survived by her son, James "Jimmy" (Georgia) C. Rogers of Greenville; daughter, Carolyn R. (Al) Middleton of Greenville; grandchildren, Melissa M. (Joel) Houghton of Wetumpka, Ben Rogers of Greenville, Susan R. (Gavin) Davis of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Wil, Leah and Sam Houghton of Wetumpka; special children, Cecil Atchison, Bill (Wanda) Atchison of Prattville, Joanne A. (Wayne) Saucer of Titus, Johnnie (Kathy) Atchison of Greenville, and the Rev. David (Angela) Atchison of Satsuma and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Rogers was a charter member of East Greenville Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to one's favorite charity or to RSI Restoration: First United Methodist Church, 112 Adams Street, Greenville, AL 36037, in memory of Mrs. Rogers.
Horace Fred Martin Sr.
Horace Fred Martin, Sr., age 85, a resident of Camden, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2008, at Reaves Chapel Cemetery with Elder Barney McIntosh officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alice Capell Martin. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Threadgill Martin; daughter, Beatrice Martin of McMinnville, Oregon; step-daughters, Phyllis Blackwell of Camden, Carolyn Stimpson of Coy, Katrina Wilson of Coy; son, Horace Fred Martin, Jr., of Fitzpatrick; step-son, Phillip Threadgill of Selma; eight grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Nell Kirchbarr of Camden; brother, Wilburn Martin of Globe, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Martin was a WW II and Korean War veteran. He was also a survivor of the Battle of The Bulge and fought in five major battles during his service. He was a member of the Dale Lodge # 25 of Camden and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Camden.
Betty Jean Free
Betty Jean Free, age 75, a resident of Greenville, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2008, from the chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Park. The family received friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home. Ms. Free was preceded in death by her mother, Albie P. Free. She is survived by her sisters, Odessa (Bill) Ballard of Gantt, Marlene Oakes of Montgomery, Juanita (Eddie) Taylor of Augusta, Ga., Elsie (John) Sheffield of Seminole, Roberta (Richard) Courson of Spring Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the friends and staff at Crowne Health Care in Greenville.
Genie Mae Hudson
Genie Mae Hudson, 71, a resident of Greenville, died Friday, February 22, 2008. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2008. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2008, with the Rev. Watson Wasden officiating. Burial followed in Sunrise Cemetery with Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Cora Lee Lowery; sisters, Louise Waller and Elizabeth Bowman. Mrs. Hudson is survived by her husband, Loble H. Hudson of Greenville; son, Gene Hudson of Greenville; sister, Willie Lee Parker of Mobile, Betty (James) Owens of Greenville; brother, Donald (Angie) Lowery of Georgiana and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sandford R. White
Sanford R. "Sandy" White, age 78, a native of Coosa County, Ala., and a longtime resident of Mobile, Ala., died on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at a local hospital.
He was an active member for the past 35 years with Cottage Hill Baptist Church and was the owner/operator of White Guard & Detective Services.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lora Dean White of Mobile, Ala.; children, Michele (Kenneth) Hester and Debbie Troy; sisters, Sue Temple and Vesta Glover; grandchildren, Jarrod Troy, Kiley Troy, Victoria Hester and Labon Hester.
Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at 10 a.m. from Cottage Hill Baptist Church Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Georgiana, Ala. Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Cottage Hill Baptist Church "The Master's Plan."
Mobile Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, Ala., was in charge of the arrangements.
James Gerald Brazwell
James Gerald "Jerry" Brazwell, 71, a resident of McKenzie, Ala., died Wednesday, February 27, 2008, in an Evergreen hospital after an extended illness.
He was employed for many years with Modern Homes and Equipment in Mobile, Ala.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2008, from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Herring officiating.
Burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, Ala., directing.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Brazwell of McKenzie; daughter, Teresa Prince of Pensacola, Fla.; son, Lynn Brazwell of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Michael Brazwell, Matthew Prince, Andrew Prince, Bianca Bradford, and Sandy Thompson.
Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home.
Joyce Lynell Pierce
Joyce Lynell Pierce, 63, a resident of Red Level, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 29, 2008, from the Vera Cruz Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sabina and Mike Mann of Trussville; son, Rodney Shelton Pierce of Georgiana; father, Madison H. Cook of Red Level; Shelton Pierce of Georgiana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and Durwood Cross of Enterprise, Betty Watson of Brewton, and Jane and Bill Sellers of Red Level; grandsons, Aaron Pierce, Blake Pierce, M.J. Mann, and Matt Mann.
Pamela Kaye M. Stewart
Pamela Kaye Mozingo Stewart, age 44, a resident of Camden, died on Saturday, February 16, 2008, while undergoing cancer treatments in the Grand Bahamas. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2008, from Camden Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Cole officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her husband, Eldridge B. Stewart; children, Matthew E. Stewart and Valerie K. Stewart; parents, Robert and Lenora Mozingo; brothers, Robert E. (Vicki) Mozingo, Jr., R. Keith (Reyanna) Mozingo; grandmother, Eva Lou Crocker; in-laws, Bernard and Mary Stewart; brother-in-law, Mike Stewart; sister-in-law, Julia S. (Cliff) Willcutt and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Craig Gamble, Van Liddell, Philip Sims, Phil Creswell, Keven Avritt, and Ed Davis. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Camden Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory to Pilots For Christ, Monroeville, AL. (251) 575-9425.
Pam, Solomon must have had you in mind when he wrote, "Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excelleth them all."
Joe Harold Brazell
Joe Harold Brazell, 73, died Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Chapel services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2008, at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. Burial followed at Sunrise Memorial Park. Mr. Brazell is survived by his wife, Ida Vermell Brazell of Greenville; step-children, Billy Kendricks of Greenville, Bobby Ray Turberville, David Earl Turberville and Sandra Cumbie, all of Excel; sister, Lucy Pickren; nephews and nieces, Donnie Pickren, Tommy Brazell, Joe Pickren, Tommy Brazell, Joe Pickren, Stephen Pickren, Heather Brogdon, Brandon Norris, Stephanie Norris, Jennifer Turberville and Shane Turberville.
Alpha Dill Plaskett
Alpha Dill Plaskett, 98, a resident of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
Church services will be held Monday, February 25, 2008, at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, with Father Fred Lindstrom officiating.
Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery with Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.
Family will receive friends Sunday, February 24, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home.
Mrs. Plaskett was preceded in death by husband, John B. Plaskett and sisters, Louise Steele, Bertha Lee Sheskin, Irene Leith, Effie Klober, and brother, Elmer Dill. Mrs. Plaskett is survived by sister, Hattie Manasco, and several nieces and nephews.
Fred Buford Stacey
Fred Buford Stacey, age 65, died Friday, February 15, 2008, at Georgiana Hospital. He was a native of Monroe County, Alabama, and had been a painter.
He is survived by his mother, Mildred Stacey, Monroeville, Ala.; one son, Wayne Stacey, Pa.; one daughter, Rebecca Lynn Warrick, Jay, Fla.; two brothers, W.T. Stacey, Greenville, Ala., and Cecil Stacey, Saraland, Ala.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Monday, February 18, 2008, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home. Graveside services followed at 11 a.m. at Excel Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating.
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Jerome Paul Compton, Sr.
Jerome Paul (Jerry) Compton, Sr., age 70, passed away February 15, 2008, after being diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in August 2007. He was born in Leeds, Alabama, and was a longtime resident of Georgiana, Alabama, where he was an executive (and later co-owner) with Nightingale Uniform Company for more than 40 years. He was the son of Joseph Vidmer Compton, Sr., and Nina Pauline Schrader Compton and was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Lou Compton Burke.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Anne Blackmon Compton, two children, J. Paul Compton, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama, and Anne Blackmon Compton Burke, Athens, Alabama; their spouses Dana R. Compton and John A. Burke; five grandchildren, J. Radford Burke, Eleanor C. Burke, Catherine J. Compton, J. P. Compton III and Anne S. Compton; two brothers, Joseph V. Compton, Jr., Mobile, Alabama, and William S. Compton, Shelby, Alabama, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Compton attended Berry School for Boys and graduated from Leeds High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Alabama in 1959, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity. After graduation, he served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army. He was active in numerous civic and charitable affairs, serving as president of the Georgiana Kiwanis Club and the Georgiana Chamber of Commerce at various times and was selected as Man of the Year in Georgiana in 1970. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Georgiana for more than 25 years, serving as chairman of the Board of Deacons, among other activities at the church. Most recently, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery.
A memorial service was held at Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgiana, Alabama, on Monday, February 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. Dr. Jay Wolf officiated. Visitation at 9 a.m. preceded the memorial service. Graveside services were held at Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Shelby, Alabama, on the same day at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers were Jack Bridges, Ford Burke, David Compton, Lee Compton, Ray Halbert, and Forrest Martin. Honorary pallbearers included Bryant Blackmon, Leroy Flucker, Mark Gruenwood, Foy Gunter, John Hollis, M.D., Bobby Joyner, William Mayo, Alvin Mixon, Jr., Brad Pugh, George Pugh, Sherrill Nichols, Kenny Nixon, Billy Joe Turner, Charles Williams, Robert Williams and Nightingale Uniform Co.'s employees and former employees.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alabama Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 100 Chase Park South, Suite 220, Birmingham, Alabama 35244, the Bay Springs Cemetery Association, c/o Treasurer, 15765 Alabama Highway 145, Shelby, Alabama 35143, or the charity of one's choice.