Our Obituaries

Violet Wayrah Odom Gipson

June 11, 1932 - September 17, 2014

June 11, 1932-Sept. 17, 2014Violet Wayrah Odom Gipson, a native of Seaborn, AL and longtime resident of Wilmer, AL died Wednesday, September 17, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Wilmer and a retired teacher for the Head Start Program. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mancel Marcellus Odom and Maude Marie Day Odom; her husband, John Lee Gipson, Jr.; her sons, Michael...
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Lonnie Gentry

September 23, 1931 - September 16, 2014

Lonnie "Bud" Gentry, Jr.September 23, 1931-September 16, 2014Lonnie "Bud" Gentry, Jr., a longtime resident of Mobile, AL , a Korean War Veteran, former Manager of Winn Dixie for 15 years, and retiree of the Mobile Housing Board, died on Tuesday. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Caraway Lampe'. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Fryer Gentry; his daughter, Patricia Gentry Aubrey...
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Myrtie Grey Morgan

November 12, 1923 - September 15, 2014

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Clara Elizabeth Folis James-Parnell

August 11, 1923 - September 15, 2014

Aug. 11, 1923-Sept. 15, 2014Clara Elizabeth Folis James Parnell, a native of Memphis, TN and longtime resident of Semmes, AL, died Monday, September 15, 2014 at the age of 91. Mrs. Parnell was a bookkeeper at Mobile Check Exchange for many years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest Eugene James, Sr. and Oza Lee Parnell; her parents, John Arthur Folis and Mollie Lavinia Kane Folis;...
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Donald Ray Yarborough

November 30, 1932 - September 14, 2014

Nov. 30, 1932-Sept. 14, 2014Donald Ray Yarborough, Sr., a native of Tylertown, MS and longtime resident of Saraland, AL died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the age of 81. Mr. Yarborough was a member of College Park Baptist Church and was retired from Scott Paper Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Leslie Yarborough and Alma Lucille Bearden Yarborough. He is survived by...
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Catherine E. Ciaccio

August 28, 1928 - September 13, 2014

CIACCIOSept. 13, 2014Catherine E. Ciaccio, a native of Germany and a longtime resident of Mobile, died on Saturday. She is survived by four children, Maria Bacon, Kenny Ciaccio, Patricia Woods, and Paul Ciaccio; son-in law, Joseph Bacon; two sisters, Ann and Bridgette; grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services will be held from Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday,...
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Arthur John Gunthorpe

October 16, 1942 - September 10, 2014

Arthur John Gunthorpe, JrGUNTHORPE Arthur John Gunthorpe, Jr of Semmes, Al died on September 10, 2014 at age 71. Arthur "Jack" was born in Mobile, Al on October 16, 1942. He graduated from Murphy High School. After high school, he joined the United States Army, where he served for 6 years. He then began his career in the grocery store industry at Delchamps in Mobile. He then went on to work for...
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Thomas George Tansey, Sr.

December 15, 1949 - September 10, 2014

TANSEY, Sr.Sept. 10, 2014Thomas George Tansey, Sr., a longtime resident of Mobile died on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Tansey; former wife, Dian Tansey; two children, Tommy G. Tansey, Jr. and Brandon Lee Tansey; his father, Thomas Charles Tansey; five sisters, Sharyn Gorsky, JoAnn Cosen, Diane Clark, Terri Thomas and Carolyn Sincox; two grandchildren, Justine Thornsberry and...
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Mary Ellen Ellinger Tipton

April 28, 1932 - September 10, 2014

.Apr. 28, 1932-Sept. 10, 2014Mary Ellen Ellinger Tipton, a native of Goshen, VA and longtime resident of Mobile, AL passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Mrs. Tipton was preceded in death by her parents, William Madison Ellinger and Sarah Patterson Ellinger; three brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her husband, Hugh Malcolm Tipton; her daughter, Paige Tipton Levene; two...
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Harold Vernon Taylor

November 3, 1928 - September 8, 2014

Nov. 3, 1928-Sept. 8, 2014Harold Vernon Taylor, born November 3, 1928 in Mobile, AL, passed away September 8, 2014. He was a US Navy Veteran and retired from the Navy-US Civil Service as an Aircraft Instrument Mechanic. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, John Vernon Taylor and Katherine Thompson Taylor and his brothers, Samuel and Bubba Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Callie...
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Stanley Leroy Bell

March 21, 1949 - September 5, 2014

BELL, Jr.1949-2014Stanley Leroy Bell, Jr., a native and lifelong resident of Mobile, died on Friday, September 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Bell. He is survived by his children, Jaye B Patterson, Jessica Dickens and Keenen Bell; brother, Tommy Young; three sisters, Ramona Dunn, Kathy Jo Pate and Cathy Holmes; seven grandchildren, Hunter Patterson, Haley Patterson,...
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John Wesley Tillman

May 16, 1934 - September 5, 2014

May 16, 1934-Sept. 5, 2014John Wesley Tillman, born May 16, 1934, passed away September 5, 2014 from complications of pneumonia. Mr. Tillman was owner and operator of Wesley & Marcus Tillman Contractors, Dawes Grass Farm, Dawes Dirt Pit, Red Barn Store-All and T&T, Inc. John Wesley was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Warren Tillman and Ollie Olivia Walker Tillman; his daughter,...
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Ruby Naomi McMichael Tillman

December 7, 1921 - September 3, 2014

Ruby Naomi McMichael Tillman, born to Henry Judson McMichael and Evelyn Nancy Bryant McMichael on December 7, 1921 went home to Jesus on September 3, 2014. Her husband, Marvin Tillman, preceded her in death in 1958. Ruby is survived by her children, Ray Tillman, Kay Harden and her husband, Rodney, Joe Tillman and his wife, Kathy, and Linda Brandt and her husband, Michael; 6 grandchildren; 17...
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Laura Jean Mooney

February 27, 1966 - September 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Mobile, AL.
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Ralph B. Rogers

April 11, 1932 - September 2, 2014

ROGERSRalph Bufford Rogers, an ordained Baptist minister, went home to be with the Lord, his Wonderful Savior, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was 82 years old. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Wyman and Madie Lee Rogers; brothers, Gilmer, Lawrence, Bobby Gene, and Wayne Rogers; and son Michael Rogers.Ralph is survived by his wife of 40 years, Maxine; children Larry (Linda),...
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Marie V. Soutullo

March 3, 1924 - September 2, 2014

SOUTULLO, Mar. 3, 1924-Sept. 2, 2014Marie Vogtner Soutullo, age 90 of Huntsville, AL, previously of Mobile, AL passed away on Tuesday. Marie was a loving wife and a devoted mother of two children, Pat and Mike. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama where she worked for Gulf Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) (then Illinois Central Gulf) Railroad for over 30 years until she retired. Marie was also...
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Sara Louise Booth Ogan

March 2, 1926 - September 1, 2014

Mar. 2, 1926-Sept. 1, 2014Sara Louise Booth Ogan, a native and lifelong resident of Mobile, AL, died Monday. She was retired from the Mobile County Commission's Office staff after 43 years of service. She was a member of Dauphin Way Baptist Church. Mrs. Ogan was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Joseph Booth and Ada D. Fields Booth; her daughter, Carol Constance Ogan Meeks and brother,...
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James Edward Godfrey

September 28, 1921 - September 1, 2014

James Edward Godfrey Sept, 28, 1921-Sept. 1, 2014A native of Gordo, AL and longtime resident of Theodore, AL, died Monday, September 1, 2014 at home at the age of 92. He retired from US Civil Service as a Production Controller. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Claudy Godfrey and Bertha Lee Baines Godfrey; his five sisters and one brother; and the mother of his children, Gretchen...
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Ruby J. Locke

March 12, 1917 - August 30, 2014

LOCKEAugust 30, 2014Ruby J. Locke, a longtime resident of Mobile, died on Saturday. She was preceded in death by her son, Tom Drew and daughter, Gloria Jean Drew. Mrs. Locke is survived by her husband, Jerry Locke; daughter-in-law, Nancy Drew; son, Jerry (JB) Locke, Jr.; daughter, Johnna Locke Robbins; granddaughter, Josephine Robbins and other relatives. Funeral services will be held from...
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Marjorie Joy Thurston Graham

March 12, 1935 - August 30, 2014

Mar. 12, 1935-Aug. 30, 2014Marjorie Joy Thurston Graham, a longtime resident of Irvington, AL, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the age of 79. Mrs. Graham was a member of First Evangelical Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Wellington Graham, Jr.; her parents, Ray Wilson Thurston and Hazel Kunze Thurston; her brothers, Russell, Raymond, Gilbert and Gerald...
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George E. Lundy

March 16, 1928 - August 29, 2014

LUNDYAugust 29, 2014George E. Lundy, a longtime resident of Mobile, died on Friday. He is survived by three daughters, Margie Cooley, Darlene Watson and Carla Inzina; son, Rodney Lundy; eight grandchildren, Mikey Cottrell, Dennis Cottrell, Timmy Seelhorst, Starr Ross, Kristi Garling, Rita Watson, Travis Lundy and Alexia Inzina; four great grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services...
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Benjamin Calvin Whitfield

April 17, 1954 - August 28, 2014

WHITFIELDAugust 28, 2014Benjamin C. Whitfield, a longtime resident of Mobile, died on Thursday. He was a graduate of Murphy High School and had worked at Big 10 and Trax Tires for many years. Mr. Whitfield was preceded in death by his mother, Evagene Whitfield. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Murrill Whitfield; daughter, Ashley Whitfield Davis; son, Benjamin Paul Whitfield; his father -...
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Theresa Evon Meredith Hobby

August 13, 1950 - August 28, 2014

August 13, 1950-August 28, 2014 Theresa Evon Meredith Hobby - age 64, a native of Saraland, AL and current resident of Stockton, AL passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was a cosmotologist; owned and operated Country Class Hair Care and was a member of Gold Leaf Church of God. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Owen Meredith and her brother, Wayne Harris. She is survived by...
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Victor Joseph Bearinger

February 17, 1934 - August 27, 2014

Victor Joseph Bearinger, a resident of Mobile, AL since 1972, passed away on August 27, 2014. A native of Turtle Creek, PA, he was born February 17, the third child of Victor Leander and Edna Marion (Laird )Bearinger. He served in the U.S. Navy from December 1952 until December 1956 on board the USS Norfolk DL-1 and USS Mitscher DL-2 and in the U.S. Coast Guard from September 1958 until April...
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Troy Doyle Smith

June 20, 1975 - August 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Mobile, AL.
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Gracie Mae Scott

September 12, 1942 - August 26, 2014

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Brandt Virden Leonard

October 23, 1925 - August 26, 2014

October 23, 1925 - August 26, 2014Brandt Virden Leonard, Jr., a native of Jackson, Ms and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the age of 88.He retired from Gayfer's Department Store. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Laurie Hawkshead Leonard; and his parents, Brandt Virden Leonard, Sr. and Fannie Buck Leonard. He is survived by his daughter,...
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Frankie Irene Chunn Wood

December 29, 1936 - August 21, 2014

Frankie Irene Chunn WoodDecember 29, 1036~August 21, 2014Frankie Irene Chunn Wood died Friday morning at Providence Hospital. She had Alzheimer's disease and suffered a stroke sitting in her favorite chair watching the bird feeder at home. Frankie was born December 29th, 1936 in Salem, Alabama near the Georgia line. She was the daughter of Henry Frank Chunn, the minister of the United Methodist...
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Lowery Orman Williams

June 26, 1938 - August 19, 2014

Lowery Orman "Butch" Williams, born in Ruleville, MS June 26, 1938, and current resident of Dauphin Island, AL, passed away August 19, 2014 surrounded by his family after a long battle with Alzheimers and Parkinson. He was a 1957 graduate of Murphy High School. Butch worked in the ILA-MSSA Union at the Alabama State Docks and retired after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his...
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Annie Ruth Fleming Cook

February 20, 1923 - August 17, 2014

.Feb. 20, 1923-Aug. 17, 2014Annie Ruth Fleming Cook, born February 20, 1923 in Lockhart, AL and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, died Sunday, August, 17, 2014 at the age of 91. Ann was a homemaker who raised five children. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother who always put everyone before herself. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Clyde Donald Blankenship

November 28, 1927 - August 17, 2014

BLANKENSHIPClyde Donald Blankenship, a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a longtime resident of Mobiledied on Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was retired from the Alabama State Troopers. Mr. Blankenship was precededin death by his wife, Irma Pauline Blankenship. He is survived by one son, Eric (Kate) Blankenship; one sister Ronese Logan; three grandchildren, Casey Blankenship, Tyler Blankenship...
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Raymond Gary Kennedy

December 12, 1948 - August 16, 2014

KENNEDYDec. 12, 1948-Aug. 16, 2014Raymond "Gary" Kennedy, 65, of Foley, AL, a former resident of NJ, passed away Saturday at his home. He was a 1967 graduate of B C Rains High School; a member of the US Air Force and served our country during the Vietnam War. Gary was a loving husband to Marlene, his wife of 42 years. He was adored by his two children, Douglas of NJ and Jillian of CT. He was...
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Thomas Earl Fletcher

March 24, 1949 - August 15, 2014

FLETCHER, Jr.Thomas Earl Fletcher, Jr., age 65, passed away on August 15. He was born in Mobile in 1949. Mr. Fletcher attended Mary Montgomery High School where he was a standout in sports. He played college basketball at Pensacola Junior College and earned his degree at the University of South Alabama in English. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Athletic Administration at the...
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Rustica Openia Sacris

August 17, 1955 - August 13, 2014

Aug. 17, 1955-Aug. 13, 2014Rustica "Rose" Openia Sacris, a native of Bohol, Philippines and current resident of Mobile, AL died Wednesday, August 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doroteo Openia, Sr. and Diosdada Cabalda Openia; and her brothers, Narciso Openia and Doroteo Openia, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Noel Sacris; her daughters, Rosemary (Rishi)...
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Donna M. Dulworth Rohm

July 6, 1930 - August 13, 2014

Donna M. Dulworth Rohm, 84, died August 13, 2014 after a year-long battle with cancer. Born July 6, 1930 she was the daughter of Dudley Fowler and Mattie Lou Gaw Dulworth of Celina, Tennessee. She resided in Mobile, AL and was a member at Creekwood Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George Arthur Rohm, Sr.; one daughter, Teresa R. Bufkin (David), of Autaugaville, AL;...
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Hammie Chavis

April 10, 1924 - August 12, 2014

CHAVISApril 10, 1924-August 12, 2014Hammie Chavis of Mobile, AL, WWII Navy Veteran, CPO US Coast Guard retired, born April 10, 1924 died August 12, 2014 at his home. He is survived by three daughters, Mary Chavis, Becky Chavis and Sandy Presley; two sons-in-law, Rickey Namislo and Kenneth Presley; one grandchild, Amber Chavez and one grandson-in-law, Vila Soutthivong. The family will receive...
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Buford Wayne Hensley

October 5, 1948 - August 11, 2014

October 5, 1948-August 11, 2014Buford Wayne Hensley, a native of Gray, KY and longtime resident of Houston , TX died in Houston, TX on August 11, 2014. He was a US Army Veteran.Preceded in death by his parents, John H. Hensley and Stella King Hensley; his wife, Jacquelyn L. Hensley; two brothers, Kirt Hensley and Doyle Hensley; and his sister, Thelma Ellen Hensley Greene. He is survived by his...
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Christopher Dale Grace

June 15, 1981 - August 11, 2014

June 15, 1981-Aug. 11, 2014Christopher Dale Grace, a native and lifetime resident of Mobile, AL passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 11, 2014. He was employed as a diesel mechanic for Penske Truck Leasing and was a sports fanatic. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Donald O. Garrett and paternal grandfather, Bobby Grace. He is survived by his wife, Erin Hoover Grace; his...
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Nellie Irene Frye Simmons

December 4, 1923 - August 7, 2014

Nellie Irene Frye Simmons, a native of Amelia County, VA and current resident of Fredericksburg, TX, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the age of 90. Predecesed by her parents, Robert Lee Frye and Nannie Bell Martin Frye; her husband, Samuel Clinton Simmons; her three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Melinda (Perry) Watts and Sandra (Glen) Gautreaux; two...
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David Lane Lyle

September 3, 1941 - August 5, 2014

Sept. 3, 1941-Aug. 5, 2014David Lane Lyle, a lifetime resident of Mobile, AL, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 72. David was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Louise "Missy" Jones; his parents, James J. Lyle and Mattie Ruth Fincher Lyle; two brothers, "Sonny" Lyle and William Lyle; two sisters, Patricia Smith and Glenda Moore. He is survived by his wife,...
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Nora Anna Kawam Cooper

January 12, 1923 - August 5, 2014

Jan. 12, 1923-Aug. 5, 2014Nora Anna Cooper, age 91, a native of Pawtucket, RI and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, departed this life to join her family and friends on August 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Cooper, Sr. She was a loving and caring mother who will be missed by all her children and everyone who knew her. She is survived by her daughters, Mona (Tony)...
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Ishmael William Hall

May 5, 1928 - August 4, 2014

HALLIshmael William Hall, a native and longtime resident of Mobile, died on Monday, August 4, 2014.Mr. Hall had worked at Brookley Field and NAS Pensacola. He is survived by his daughter,Terri (Brent) Pennington; one sister, Edwina Sutton; two grandchildren, Erin Lilley (Thomas) Smith and Patrick Curtis Lilley and other relatives. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated from...
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Johnnie Lee Halcomb

February 25, 1926 - August 3, 2014

Feb. 25, 1926-Aug. 3, 2014Johnnie Lee Halcomb, a native of Orange, TX, and resident of Mobile, AL since 1965, passed away August 3, 2014 at the age of 88. He grew up on Tuscaloosa, AL and graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1943 and the University of Alabama in 1947. ROLL TIDE. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired from Ciba-Geigy in 1988. He is...
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Ann Robinson

October 24, 1992 - August 2, 2014

ROBINSONBrenda Ann Robinson October 24, 1992-August 2, 2014 Ann, age 21, lost her painful struggle with Cystic Fibrosis at Springhill Medical Center on Saturday. She was surrounded by her large and loving family. She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Victor and Marva Burch and Ralph and Lola Herring. Ann is survived by her loving and adoring parents, Robert and Jennifer, sister...
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Harvey Ray Creighton

October 7, 1939 - August 1, 2014

Harvey Ray Creighton, age 74, was born in Mobile, AL on October 7, 1939 and passed away Friday, died Aug 1, 2014. He was predecesed in death by his parents, Elmo Harvey Creighton and Audrey Miller Blakeney; and his sons, Michael Creighton and David Smitherman. He is survived by loving wife of 25 years, Janice; his son, Steve Smitherman; his brother, Thomas Lamar Creighton; his sister, Beverly...
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Dixie Ann Fox

January 5, 1933 - July 31, 2014

Dixie "Ann" Fox (nee Grier), 81, of Newport, KY passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ann was a member of the Red Hats Society, a Daughter of the American Revolution, and had lived all over the United States, and in England. She enjoyed life and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Bobo Jenkins and Jane Dillingham. Ann is survived by her loving...
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Robert Foster Frye

March 22, 1926 - July 30, 2014

.Robert "Bob" Foster Frye, age 88, of Eight Mile, AL passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Mr. Frye was a member of Myers Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Martha Turner Frye. Mr. and Mrs. Frye participated in several church/mission-building projects all over the United States. Mr. Frye was a US Navy Veteran. The family will receive friends at Mobile...
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Annie Mary Smith Nordan

September 5, 1924 - July 30, 2014

Sept. 5, 1924-July 30, 2014Annie Mary "Mother" Smith Nordan, a native of Wayne County, MS and resident of Eight Mile, AL since 1947, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the age of 89. She was a conservative and God-fearing woman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Gleason Washington Nordan, and is survived by her daughter, Janet Nordan Scott; her granddaughter, Jo Ann Scott ...
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Annie Mary Nordan

September 5, 1924 - July 30, 2014

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Gregory Allen Daoust

September 25, 1969 - July 28, 2014

DAOUSTSept. 25, 1969-July 28, 2014Greg Allen Daoust, a resident of Mobile, died on Monday. He is survived by his son, Maddox Daoust; mother, Sara Daoust; father, Bill Daoust; brother, Scott (Michelle) Daoust; two nieces, Sara Katherine Daoust and Hannah Daoust and other relatives. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12 noon. ...
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Gloria Joyce McRee

December 24, 1928 - July 28, 2014

McREEJuly 28, 2014Gloria McRee, a longtime resident of Mobile, died in Hueytown, AL on Monday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne McRee, Sr. She is survived by four children, Jean Chambers, Russell McRee, Jr., June King and Mary Racioppa; ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation will be at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, July...
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Randolph Raymond Grider

October 10, 1954 - July 27, 2014

Oct. 10, 1954-July 27, 2014Randolph Raymond "Randy Ray" Grider, a native of Mobile, AL went home to join his father on July 27, 2014. He enjoyed playing softball for many teams and parks and loved to fish and hunt. ROLL TIDE. He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Edward Grider. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Grider; his mother, Teeny Grider; three sisters, Teresa (Steven) Stafford...
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Hollie O'Brien

March 3, 1924 - July 26, 2014

O'BRIENMar. 3, 1924-July 26, 2014Hollie Louise O'Brien, born in Sebring, FL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday. She is preceded in death by her father, James O'Brien; Mother, Eula Holley O'Brien; Brother-in-law, Bo Cartledge; and nephew, Liston Cartledge, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Alice O'Brien Cartledge; nieces Kimberly Cartledge Munoz, Mary Cartledge Caddell (Ben),...
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Babe Stanley Dodge

June 17, 1929 - July 26, 2014

June 17, 1929-July 26, 2014Babe Stanley Dodge, a life-long resident of St. Elmo, AL, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the age of 85. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Grand Bay, AL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Edna Ramsay Dodge, and his son, Martin Leon Dodge. He is survived by his son, Brian (Deborah) Dodge and Gary (Rhonda) Dodge and their families; his...
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Edward Arthur McLaney

November 11, 1949 - July 25, 2014

Nov. 11, 1949-July 25, 2014Edward Arthur McLaney, a longtime resident of Mobile, AL, passed away Friday. He retired from AKZO after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Barney Raybern McLaney. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda Carol Stepps McLaney; his mother, JoAnn McLaney; daughter, Leslie McLaney Warmack; grandchildren, Gabby, Kailey and Bailey; his...
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Edgar William Leonard

July 31, 1943 - July 24, 2014

Edgar William "Buster" Leonard, a native Mobilian, passed away Thursday July 24, 2014. He was a five-year veteran of the United States Air Force who served during the Vietnam War. Buster, a career Quality Assurance Tester, retired from Teledyne Continental Motors and then later from Treadwell Ford. He was an avid fan of Alabama football, golf, and fishing. He was preceded in death by...
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Raymond Francis Smith

March 7, 1971 - July 23, 2014

SMITHMar. 7, 1971-July 23, 2014Raymond Francis Smith passed away on July 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bud Smith; his father-in-law, William M. Holley and his brother-in-law, Michael Holley. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his devoted wife, Laura "Pretty Woman"; his three daughters, Nicole Williams, Britney (David) Long and Jessica...
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Christopher Steele Dow

July 6, 1981 - July 23, 2014

July 6, 1981-July 23, 2014Our son, Christopher Steele Dow, born July 6, 1981, passed into everlasting peace on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Steele loved to read and was a master of verbal expression. He enjoyed music of a wide variety of genres. He found happiness in nature, especially swimming in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and hiking in the mountains of Tennessee and California. Steele...
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Russell Russell Liles

August 22, 1946 - July 22, 2014

LILESJuly 22, 2014Russell Liles, a Mississippi native and longtime resident of Mobile, died on Tuesday. He was a member of the Mobile Bay Mustang Club. He is survived by his wife Bobbi Liles; two sons, David Liles and Marty Russell Liles; two grandchildren, Abby Liles and Marty Liles, Jr. and other relatives. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12 noon at Mobile...
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Joe Harron Hines

August 8, 1945 - July 22, 2014

Born: August 8, 1945Died: July 22, 2014Joe Harron Hines, born August 8, 1945, a longtime resident of Mobile, AL, died July 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Leonard Hines, and his brother, William Maxwell Hines. He is survived by his mother, Nellie Mae Louise Asberry Wassman; his son, Joe Clayton (Toni) Hines; his nieces, Vickie L.(Bobby) Haga and Sharon (Rex Robison; two...
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Lilian Nellie Bodiford Hill

July 26, 1925 - July 20, 2014

LILIAN N. BODIFORD HILLJuly 26, 1925-July 20, 2014Born to and preceded by her parents, George and Caroline Clay in Great Bowden, England, longtime resident of Leicester, England and Mobile, Alabama, widow of Tom Bodiford and William Hill, and preceded by her beloved daughter, Carol. Departed on angels' wings Sunday, July 20, 2014. She is survived by her sons: Howard (Hilda) Bodiford, Frank ...
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Anna D. Gollott

February 2, 1924 - July 20, 2014

GOLLOTTJuly 20, 2014Anna Duke Gollott a native of Grove Hill, AL. and a resident of Mobile, AL. for 70 years lived a beautiful life and went home to Glory on Sunday at the age of 90. Our loving Mother, Mother in Law and Grandmother will be dearly missed for her sweet smile and loving heart that will never be forgotten.She is preceded in death by her Husband R.B.Gollott. Sisters, Mary Lou Reeves...
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Joseph A. Bell, Jr.

June 5, 1921 - July 19, 2014

BELL, Jr.June 5, 1921-July 19, 2014Joseph A. Bell, Jr., a native and longtime resident of Mobile, died on Saturday. Mr. Bell was a lifelong member of the Hollinger's Island Baptist Church and a 67 year member of the Guy T. Smith Lodge #883, F&AM. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Mae Bell. He is survived by two sons,...
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Catherine Turner White

September 27, 1926 - July 14, 2014

WHITEJuly 14, 2014Catherine Turner White, a native of Willow Springs North Carolina and a longtime resident of Mobile, died on Monday. She was a member of Travis Road Baptist Church for thirty years and a member of the Daylily Society. Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Cordie Lee "Jack" White; one son, Donald Lee White and one brother, Edwin Turner. She is survived by her...
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Mary Lee Baker Cone

November 28, 1924 - July 13, 2014

Mary Lee Baker Cone, born November 28, 1924 in Isola, MS and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, died July 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack William Baker and Lula Horn Baker; her husbands and her siblings. She is survived by her sons, Douglas Wayne (Barbara Ann) Weatherly, Elvis Roy (Linda) Weatherly and Merrille (Rosa) Weatherly, Jr.; her daughter, Mollie Weatherly Reed;...
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Charlie Carl Nall

March 1, 1936 - July 12, 2014

Mar. 1, 1936-July 12, 2014Charlie Carl Nall, Jr., a native of Savannah, GA and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, died Saturday. He was a 1952 graduate of Murphy High School and served active and reserve duty in the National Guard. Charlie retired from the Mobile County Revenue Commission after 45 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Charley Carl Nall, Sr.; his mother, Edna...
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Carolyn Roney Anderson

February 22, 1935 - July 10, 2014

Carolyn Roney Anderson, a native of Laurel, MS and a longtime resident of Mobile, AL, died on Thursday, July 10, 2014. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra (Jeff) King; one son, James Anderson, Jr; three grandchildren, Keith King, Lauren Anderson and Chris Anderson, eight brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Monday, July 14, 2014 at...
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Ben Taylor Johnson

June 9, 1921 - July 10, 2014

.June 9, 1921-July 10, 2014Ben Taylor Johnson, passed away and went to be home with the Lord on July 10, 2014 at the age of 93. He was born in Lafayette, AL on June 9, 1921 and was a resident of Mobile and Spanish Fort, AL since 1927. He was a member of Connect Church and a devout Christian who was continuously witnessing to others his love for his Lord and Savior. Ben served in the US Navy in...
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Vivian Lorine Peffer

November 15, 1921 - July 10, 2014

PEFFERMrs. Vivian Lorine Peffer, a native of Richmond, Mississippi, a longtime resident of Mobile Count, Alabama, and reident of Colorado, died on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Peffer. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Tom) Weems, grandchildren and other relatives. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10 AM in Mobile...
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Mary Wanda Anthony Cantwell

September 25, 1930 - July 8, 2014

Sept. 25, 1930-July 8, 2014Mary Wanda Anthony Cantwell, a native of Evergreen, AL, longtime resident of Mobile, AL and current resident of Foley, AL passed Tuesday. She was a 1947 graduate of Lyeffion High School. In 1948 she entered active duty military service at Fort Sam Houston as a medical technician in the United States Army. Upon completion of her initial service obligation, she married...
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Ruth M. Simpson

May 21, 1925 - July 8, 2014

SIMPSONIt is with a heavy heart that the family of Ruth M. Simpson announces her passing at 89 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Dr. William H. Simpson, daughters Jan Simpson and Dana Pollock, son Bruce Simpson, six grandchildren, Uriah, Seth, Miah, and Daniel Pollock, Clint and Cassandra Simpson, four great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Chinn and Mrs. Jean...
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William H. McVay

August 27, 1936 - July 4, 2014

McVay, Sr.July 4, 2014Reverend William H. McVay Sr., of Citronelle, Alabama passed away on Friday. Reverend McVay Is survived by his wife of 56 years ''' Molly (McNeal) McVay, 5 children and their families ''' Pamela Jean McVay of Semmes, Alabama, Scott and Sheila (McVay) Jennings of Chunchula, Alabama, Angelia McVay of Citronelle, Alabama, Nicole McVay Eckert of Rockville, Maryland, and William...
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Harvey Jerry Price

May 12, 1933 - July 3, 2014

PRICEJuly 3, 2014Harvey Jerry Price, an 81 year-old native of Geneva Alabama and resident of Mobile for 57 years peacefully passed from this life into eternity on July 3, 2014. Mr. Price was an Air Force Veteran and a retired, well-known and respected business man in the community. He was an avid Alabama fan and never missed a chance to roll with the Tide. Although his health had declined in...
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Frances Evelyn Rudd

November 16, 1921 - July 3, 2014

RUDDJuly 3, 2014Frances Evelyn Rudd went to be with Our Lord at noon on Thursday. She is survived by her two daughters, Janith Upshaw (Tommy Upshaw), Judith Steiner; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren, plus one due in 2 weeks.She loved to sew, do embroidery work and crochet all of which she was excellent at. Her most cherished possession was The Old King...
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Jimmy Boswell

March 22, 1946 - July 2, 2014

Mar. 22, 1946-July 2, 2014Jimmy Boswell, Sr., a native of Luverne, AL and a current resident of Chunchula, AL died Wednesday. Jimmy was a loving husband and father. He was a local contractor for over 40 years and served his country in the Vietnam War. Along with his love for spending time with his grandchildren, he also enjoyed working on antique cars and rebuilding motors. He is survived by...
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Donna Hodges

October 20, 1940 - July 1, 2014

HODGESJuly 1, 2014Donna McMullan Hodges born in Meridian, MS and a longtime resident of Mobile passed away on Tuesday. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Harold McMullan and Edwina Glasscock McMullan and sister Diane McMullan. Donna is survived by her daughters, Sandra Hodges Yessick (Duane), Carey Hodges (Chad), and Jacquelyn Hodges-Marshall (Brent); two sisters, Mary (Mickey)...
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Adell Uptagrafft Lundy

January 13, 1922 - June 28, 2014

Adell Uptagrafft Lundy, of Manassas Park, VA and former longtime resident of Theodore, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the age of 92. She was born at home in Brooklyn, AL to Aburtis and Lulu Belle Dickens Uptagrafft on January 13, 1922.Mrs. Lundy was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Pastor Ernest Melvin Lundy, Sr. of Coden Bible Church, her...
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Barbara Larryce Kearse Ott

January 4, 1945 - June 28, 2014

.Jan. 4, 1945-June 28, 2014Barbara Kearse Murrill Ott, a native of Montgomery, AL and current resident of Grand Bay, AL died Saturday. Her parents, Lawrence Daniel Kearse and Lena Bell Hodneth Kearse, and her brother, Grover Daniel Kearse, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Rosie Murrill (William) Holton, and Marie Murrill (Dutchie Soutullo); her brother, Robert Lynn...
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James Sterling Harrell

February 4, 1932 - June 28, 2014

HARRELLJune 28, 2014James S. "Jim" Harrell, age 82 passed away on Saturday after a brief illness. He was a native of Birmingham and long-time resident of Mobile. He was retired from the U. S. Marine Corp and a veteran of both the Korean and Viet Nam wars. He was a Life Member of the P. L. Wilson Detachment of the Marine Corp League, served as State Commandant for four terms, and was a Pedigree...
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Novel Lavene Powell

September 3, 1924 - June 26, 2014

Mrs. Novel Lavene Powell, a native of Lawrence County, Alabama and longtime resident of Mobile, AL died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 89. She is preceded in death by her husband, Greer Butler Powell, her parents and her siblings. She is survived by her son, Roger Jerry Powell, and his wife, Sharon, of Mobile, AL; four grandchildren;l other relatives and friends. Funeral services will...
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Geraldine Spencer

December 24, 1931 - June 26, 2014

SPENCER June 26, 2014Geraldine Spencer, a native of Fulton, MS and a longtime resident of Mobile, died on Thursday. She was retired from Merchants National Bank. Mrs. Spencer was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Spencer; two daughters, Judy and Sandi Spencer; one brother, Edward McAlister; two sisters, Pauline Walton and Lurene Richardson. She is survived by one daughter, Paula (Tom)...
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Jody Plezant Johnston

July 11, 1971 - June 24, 2014

Jody Plezant Johnston, a native of Mobile, AL and current resident of Satsuma, AL, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the age of 42 while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico. He was the owner and operator of Cockrell's Body Shop and Plezant Properties, and was a member of North Mobile Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Christina Murphey Johnston; three daughters, Hayley Johnston,...
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Beatrice Hayes Unrue

September 18, 1931 - June 24, 2014

Sept. 18, 1931-June 24, 2014Beatrice Hayes Unrue, a native of Castleberry, AL, longtime resident of Grand Bay, AL and member of Fellowship Baptist Church, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the age of 82. Her parents, George Washington Hayes and Lydia Lenora Blair Hayes; her sister, Maybelle Hayes, and her brothers, Percy Hayes, Ira Lee Hayes and William Mosby Hayes, preceded her in death. She is...
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Troy E. Patton

July 4, 1947 - June 21, 2014

PATTONTroy E. Patton - A native and lifelong resident ofMobile, died Saturday, surrounded by family.He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Faye Patton. Survivorsinclude his wife Sandy Patton; children, Shane (Carol) Patton, Christy (Scott) Dueitt, Stephanie (Chris) Byrd, Kayla Faye, Billy (Jess) Evers, and Angie Ashtiani; mother in law Earline...
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William J. Harvey, Jr.

November 25, 1935 - June 20, 2014

HARVEYNovember 25, 1935 ''' June 20, 2014William Jackson Harvey, Jr., affectionately known as Bill, a native and longtime resident of Mobile, Al., passed away quietly at his home on June 20, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Charles Lynn Harvey. Mr. Harvey honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp and was a devoted member of Holy...
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Bobby Ronald Sanderson

June 3, 1935 - June 18, 2014

SANDERSON, Sr.Bobby Ronald Sanderson, Sr. A native of Pickens County, Alabama, and a longtime resident of Mobile County, Alabama, residing in Saraland, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. He retired from Kimberly Clark after 35 years of service and was a longtime member of Chickasaw First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sanderson; three children, Bobby R. Sanderson, Jr.,...
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Evelyn Vaught Purvis Cannon

August 25, 1923 - June 17, 2014

Evelyn Vaught Purvis Cannon, age 90, passed away peacefully June 17, 2014. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Roy W. Purvis and George T. Cannon, Sr. and her step-son, George T. Cannon, Jr. She is survived by two sons, Charles (Debbie) Purvis and Ben (Sandy) Purvis; one step-son, Roy (Nancy) Williamson; three step-daughters, Kathy (Don) Pipkins, Lisa (Kenny) Strong and Linda (David)...
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Derek Anthony Gause

July 5, 1968 - June 17, 2014

GAUSEJuly 5, 1968-June 17, 2014Derek Anthony Gause of Semmes, died on Tuesday. He is survived by two children, Melody Noel Cleburn and Derek Anthony Gause, Jr.; parents, Sonny and Sherry Gause, Jr.; sister, Laura Gause; brother Jarrod Gause and other relatives. Visitation will be at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM. with Graveside Services to...
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Ronald Jacob Brandenburg

January 9, 1938 - June 16, 2014

BRANDENBURG Ronald Jacob "Jake" Brandenburg, Sr. a native and lifelong resident of Mobile passed away on June 16, 2014. Jake was a 1956 graduate of Murphy High School and a 1962 graduate of the University of Alabama. He retired in 2001 from Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was a parishioner at Our Savior Catholic Church and active in the Knights of Columbus, past Grand Knight of Our Savior...
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Margaret Ruth Gross

August 7, 1936 - June 16, 2014

GROSSMargaret Ruth Gross 77 passed away peacefully on Monday June 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born on August 7, 1936 in Mobile, AL to Leo Cullen Jones Sr and Marion Lundy Jones. She attended Murphy High School, graduating in 1953. After working as a telephone switchboard operator at Brookley Field, she met and married her husband of 54 years Dr. W David Gross Sr in...
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Wilburn C. Smith

August 3, 1920 - June 16, 2014

SMITHAug. 3, 1920-June 16, 2014Wilburn C. Smith, 93 Went to be in the loving arms of his Lord and Jesus Christ on Monday. A resident of Eight Mile, Al. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Ann NcNeely Smith. Mr. Smith retired from International Paper with 36 yrs. service. He worked as a chef at several local restaurants including his own. He leaves behind a devoted and loving son...
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Clara Mae Broadus

August 18, 1923 - June 14, 2014

Clara Mae Broadus, a native and longtime resident of Mobile, AL died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the age of 90. She was born August 18, 1923. She was preceded in death by her parents, Darling Willis Broadus and Mable Nicholas Broadus; her husband, Marvin William Broadus, Sr;; her daughter, Jane Marie Broadus West; two sons, Roy William Broadus and Toulmin Willis Broadus; and her brothers,...
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Joyce Marie Norsworthy Weed

June 9, 1934 - June 14, 2014

Joyce Marie Norsworthy Weed, a native of Brantley, AL and longtime resident of Mobile, AL died peacefully Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother "Nana" and friend. She was a member of Woodridge Baptist Church and retired from the Mobile County Public School System after teaching the 2nd grade for 42 years. Her parents, Rex Norsworthy and Willie Pearl Jones...
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Montiel Mildred Irby Whisenhant

April 10, 1925 - June 13, 2014

Montiel Mildred Irby Whisenhant, a resident of Mobile, AL left her life on Friday, June 13, 2014 in the arms of an angle to begin her new life with the Lord. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 10 A.M. until 12 Noon at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services, officiated by Dr. Bill Whitfield, will follow at 12 Noon from the Chapel of the funeral home. ...
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John Alfred Flowers

February 12, 1945 - June 11, 2014

John Alfred Flowers, a native and longtime resident of Mobile, AL and current resident of Baldwin County, AL died Wednesday. Mr. Flowers was a member of Semmes First Baptist Church. He was a 1963 graduate of Murphy High School and a retired offshore crane operator. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Alfred Flowers and Elba Mae Weaver Flowers. He is survived by his wife of 50 years,...
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Donald Lee White

July 13, 1961 - June 10, 2014

Donald Lee "Duck" White, age 52, of Fort Worth, TX passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 while working in Galveston, TX. Donald was born July 13, 1961 in Mobile, AL to Cordie Lee White and Catherine Turner White. He was employed by L G Barcus and Sons, Inc. of Kansas City, KS as a Crane Operator for nine years and was recently promoted to Supervisor. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting,...
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Cheryle Dickerson Hayes

June 10, 1948 - June 7, 2014

HAYESJune 7, 2014Cheryle Hayes, a native of Mobile and resident of Birmingham, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, . Cheryle was preceded in death by her parents, John and Evelyn Dickerson, and siblings Gail Newell, Johnny Dickerson, and Debra Dickerson. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard Hayes; son Tommy Hayes, his wife April and grandson Peyton; siblings June Kollins; Bill...
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Louis Carrol Sartain

December 15, 1938 - June 5, 2014

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Ruth Gwendolyn Lombard Lemley

September 7, 1922 - June 5, 2014

LEMLEYRuth Gwendolyn Lombard Lemley, a native Mobilian, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Henry Lemley. She is survived by two sons, L. Terrell "Trey" Lemley and Henry R. Lemley, M.D.; one daughter, Dr. Sharon Snider; one sister, Gladys Kohan; one brother, Rev. Wilton I. Lombard; fourteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and other...
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Michael John Mathis

July 15, 1956 - June 4, 2014

MATHISJuly 15, 1956-June 4, 2014Michael John "Mr. Happy" Mathis, a native of Mobile, died on Wednesday. He was employed by Auto-Nation Honda of Mobile. He is survived by his wife, Connie Deas Mathis; one daughter, Cherish Mathis (Mark) Kofonis of Mobile; one son, Destin Mathis of Southaven, MS; grandchildren, Sophia and Olivia; his parents, Maj. Lloyd Paul Mathis and Helga Mathis of Scottsdale,...
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