2006-01-05 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Sabrina Shontal Jordan, 24, of Mobile died Dec. 30, 2005 at her residence.

She was a native of Grove Hill. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. She had worked as a nurse technician for Alabama Orthopedics.

Survivors include her father, Ray Jordan, Grove Hill; her mother, Charlotte Ralph, Mobile; two brothers, Sgt. Jessie Wade Jordan, USMC of San Diego, Calif., David Ray Jordan, Grove Hill; one daughter, Ashley Jayde Jordan, Mobile; grandparents, Willowdean and Jessie Ray Jordan, Grove Hill, Dessie Howard and David Hayles.

The service was Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Grove Hill Baptist Church with Rev. David Curtis officiating. Burial was in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Active pallbearers were Randy Brooks, David James, Terry Horton, Daniel Fuller, Torey Horton and Toney Horton.


Jeffrey Grey Larrimore, 75, of Brewton died Dec. 31, 2005 at his residence.

He was born in Dickinson on Sept. 5, 1930 and lived in Escambia County since 1976. He was married to Carolyn Robinson Larrimore on Dec. 19, 1949 in Jackson. His father was Johnny Grey Larrimore of Scyrene and his mother, Bryce Miller Jeffrey-Larrimore was born in Lower Peach Tree.

He retired in 1955 as an industrial engineer and was discharged as a first lieutenant from the Air Force in 1954 after serving from 1952 active duty and four years in the reserve. In 1954 he began work with VF Corporation as an industrial engineer in Jackson and later Monroeville. He worked with Cluet-Peabody (Van Raault) in Franklin, N.C., Athens, Tenn., Blue Ridge, Ga. and Boontown, Penn. as a senior industrial engineer.

In 1971 he moved to Hammond, La. where he was vice-president-director of manufacturing for San-Souci Corp., manufacturer of lingerie in New Orleans, Ponchatoula and South Mississippi. In 1976 he came to work for Judy Bond in Brewton as senior industrial engineer and was warehouse and shipping manager at the time of his retirement in 1995. He was a volunteer for American Red Cross in several disaster emergencies. He has worked faithfully for 40 plus years with Methodist Lay Witness Mission Movement in much of the Southeast. He also has been on the administrative board of Save-A-Life since 1998.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Robinson Larrimore, four children, Theresia (John O.) McInnis, Niceville, Fla., David Jeffrey (Susan Teague) Larrimore, Niceville, Fla., Keith Robin (Kathy Henry) Larrimore, Marion, Lee Covington (Debbie Lancaster) Larrimore, Brewton; his mother, Bryce Jeffrey Larrimore of Brewton and Longwood, Fla.; one brother, Dr. Lenox W. (Judy Rutledge) Larrimore, Thomasville; two sisters, Catherine Ponsell, Patricia Crosby, both of Longwood, Fla.; eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bewton located on Bellville Avenue. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be sent to; Equip, Inc. Missions-P.O. Box 1126, Marion, N.C. 28752 or United Methodist Children’s Home, Selma, AL or the First United Methodist at 820 Bellville Ave., Brewton, AL.


Emory Winters Mosley Sr., 95, of Wagarville died Dec. 28, 2005 in a Mobile hospital.

He was a native of Lusk, Alabama in Choctaw County. He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wagarville. He was a member of the Washington County Farmers Federation. He was retired from ALCOA after 33 years as a production foreman.

Survivors include one son, Emory W. Mosley Jr., Sunflower; one daughter, Gayle Mosley, Mobile; one brother, Wallace Mosley, Saraland; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

The service was Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wagarville with Revs. George Weaver and Larry Tillman officiating. Burial was in the Mosley Family Cemetery in Sunflower. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Arthur Mosley, Barry Camilleri, George Jones, Cliff Bryan, Steven Ashley and Tom Latimer.

Honorary pallbearers were Jess Langley, Tom W. Turner, Bonnie Ray Overstreet, Jack Allen Bailey, Charles Wheat, Aubrey Kelly, Doug Flowers, Bob Boykin and Fred Wooten.


James Robert Tomlinson, 89, of Linden died Dec. 30, 2005 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Lafayette, AL. He was a member of the Barnett Springs Baptist Church in Ruston, La. He was a World War II Army veteran. He worked for many years in the trucking business.

Survivors include one son, James Thomas Tomlinson, Newnan, Ga.; two daughters, Roberta T. Jordan, Pine Hill, Josephine Hall-Blackwell, Linden; one brother, Thomas Edwin Tomlinson, Columbus, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Maudie T. Sammons.

The service was Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of O’Byrant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden with Rev. Billy Harris officiating. Burial was in the Linden Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers were Scott Hall, Hunter Hall, Danny Jordan, Bill Blackwell, Alban Kirkland and Steven Perrell.


Bertha Jane Tyler, 94, of Thomasville died Dec. 31, 2005 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center.

She was a native of Pine Hill. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Pine Hill Church of God.

Survivors include five sons, Amos Tyler, Sammy Tyler, Anthony Tyler, Julian Tyler, all of Pine Hill, Alex Tyler, Selma; three daughters, Sue Lassiter, Irvington, Elizabeth Patrick, Pine Hill, Elaine White, Sweet Water; one brother, David Morgan, Pine Hill; one sister, Christine Newton, Pine Hill; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Kelly Cemetery in Pine Hill with Rev. Mike Brening officiating. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Clark Holloway, Jay Tyler, Randy Lassiter, Steve Lassiter, Mike Sims, Lester Tyler, DeWayne White and R.D. Tyler.

Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters.


Maude Ethel Hatcher, 88, of Coffeeville died Dec. 12, 2005 at Thomasville Nursing Home.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley (Rev. Vayton) Chapman, Coffeeville; four grandchildren, Belinda Cobbs, Ralph (Carstina) Chapman, all of Coffeeville, Terrance Cobbs, Hinesville, Ga., Purvis (Dianna) Chapman, Fort Benning, Ga.

The service was Dec. 17 at Cedar Point Baptist Church with Rev. John Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Rockbar Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were grandsons and deacons of Cedar Point.


Joe Lewis Peoples, 59, of Lower Peach Tree died Dec. 15, 2005.

Survivors include three brothers, Willie Peoples, Charles Peoples, Lower Peach Tree, Charlie Peoples, Morristown, N.J.; one sister, Rebecca Rodgers, Morristown, N.J.

The service was Dec. 20 at the chapel of Reese Funeral Home with Rev. W.W. Nixon officiating. Burial was in the St. Thomas A.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Friends and family were active pallbearers.


Bulah Mae Smith, 82, of Morvin died Dec. 14, 2005 at Thomasville Nursing Home.

Survivors include one son, Richard (Prentella) Smith, Putnam; one brother, Earnest (Norma) Tate, Selma; three sisters, Minnie Bouler, Morvin, Lillie Mae Robinson, Mobile, Ruth Jackson, Amityville, N.Y.

The service was Dec. 19 at Buxton Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. John Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Buxton Chapel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were nephews and friends.


Rev. David R. White, 93, of Prattville died Jan. 1, 2006.

Survivors include two daughters, Claris (Jimmy) Schofield, Montgomery, Jane (Bob) Seevers, Pace, Fla.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was Jan. 4 at the chapel of Ridout’s Prattville Chapel with Rev. Fred Bailey officiating. A graveside service was at 3 p.m. in the Hopewell Cemetery in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to the United Methodist Childrens Home.

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