2006-01-12 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Bob C. Dickinson, 72, of Grove Hill died Jan. 5, 2006.

He was born July 22, 1933. He was a 1951 graduate of Clarke County High School. He was a 1955 graduate of Auburn University. He was a member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a former Tax Assessor for Clarke County and retired after working 30 years as an independent oil and gas broker for various companies in multiple states.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby C. (Nikki) Dickinson, Grove Hill, Clay C. Dickinson, Chelsea; one daughter, Molly (Frank) Noble, Prattville; four grandchildren.

The service was Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry May officiating. Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Active pallbearers were Dr. John Lee Fleming, Joe DuBose, John Shelton Penton, Fairly Morton, George Morton, Robin Pitts, Ronald Pitts and Chuck Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers were Dwight Harrigan, Lee Williams and Nelson Reynolds.


Jared Roy Whitehead, 26, of Jackson died Jan. 7, 2006 on Whitehead Lane in Jackson due to an automobile accident.

He was born Nov. 2, 1979. He was a graduate of Jackson Academy. He attended the Jackson First Assembly of God Church. He had worked as a construction worker for D & D Construction Company.

Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Marilyn Bozeman Whitehead, Jackson; one son, Joshua Xander Whitehead, San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Ginnie Rivers, Dear Park; his grandparents, Bill and Ann Lambard, Gainestown,

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, the late Gene Whitehead and grandparents, Raymond and Ethel Bozeman.

The service was Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Jackson First Assembly of God Church with Rev. E. C. Russell officiating. Burial was in Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Jackson. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Jeremy Sullivan, Jamey Sullivan, Scott Sullivan, Chris Morris, Kyle Morris, Ray Bozeman and Jay Bozeman.

Honorary pallbearers were Josh Daniels, Dean Hayes, Matt Jones, Brandon Reed, Billy Rone, John Stokes, Walter Whitehead, Reggie Brown, A.J. Kennedy, Michael Batley, Lee Stokes, Benji Griffin, Bob Broadhead, Jerome Jones, William Glass, Joey Norris and Joe Rivers.


Nina L. Andrews, 77, of South Carolina died Jan. 3, 2006.

She was born Aug. 30, 1928 in Trussville. She resided in the South Carolina country for more than 40 years. She graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School. She continued her education while employed as a civil service employee at the Camp Lejeune, USMC base, located in Jacksonville, N.C. She was married to the late Major Clifton B. Andrews. She was a homemaker and mother of four children.

Survivors include two daughters, C.D. “Dino” Hicks, Anderson, S.C., Debra Andrews (Terry) Hopkins, Monticello, Ga.; two sons, Tracy A. Andrews, Port Royal, S.C., Scott D. Andrews, Lawrenceville, Ga.; two brothers, Sherron T. Liles, Tom Liles, both of Argo; four sisters, Mary E. Stauffer, Tampa, Fla., Martha Jacob, Jacksonville, N.C., Flora Fuller, Verdie Channell, both of Trussville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, USMC, Maj. Clifton B. Andrews, her parents, Daniel and Birdie Liles, brothers, Edward Liles, Johnny D. Liles and Samuel Liles.

The service was Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bassett Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Grove Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donation memorials may be made to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif. 91301-5104. Phone (818) 880-9007. Fax (818) 880-9006.

A message of condolence may be sent to the family, c/o C.D. “Dino” Hicks, 212 Arcadia Drive, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

Active pallbearers were Brownee Channell, Scott Andrews, Tracy Andrews, Danny Hicks, Terry Hopkins and Charles Liles.


Mary Glenn Agee Britt, 95, of Thomasville died Jan. 6, 2006 at Thomasville Nursing Home.

She was born June 18, 1910 in Arlington. She was a member of the Pine Hill United Methodist Church. She was a former elementary school teacher.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Albert C. Britt, Thomasville; two sons, The Rev. Lawrence (Martha) Britt, Morganton, N.C., Dr. Walter C. (Patricia) Britt, Durant, Okla.; one brother, L. Gilmer (Jane) Agee, Pine Hill; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. David Murray officiating. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


William Ellis Downey Jr., 69, of Sweet Water died Jan. 7, 2006 at the Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville.

He was born April 22, 1936. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired grounds superintendent at the University of South Alabama.

Survivors include his wife, Linda R. Downey, Sweet Water; one daughter, Alice D. Hale, Mobile; one brother, Jarrette Kiker, Seabrook, Texas; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dudley M. Downey.

The service was Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Old Union Baptist Church with Rev. James Nichols officiating. Burial was in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Sweet Water. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Billy Goodwin, William Johnson, Ray Smith, Kinner Jowers, E.P. Huckabee Jr. and Bill Summerlin.


Johnnie Mae Larrimore Dixon, 95, died Dec. 15, 2005 at Beverly Nursing Home in Fairhope.

She was a native of east Whatley and long-time resident of Mobile. She was a member of the Azalea Hills Christian Church. She was a registered nurse and worked in obstetrics and the emergency room at Mobile Infirmary for over 25 years.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Helen Barnes, East Stroudsburg, Penn.; three grandchildren of Pennsylvania, Steve (Freda) Barnes, Carla (Joe) Petoccini, Barbara (Pat) Barnes Mallally; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six Dixon step-children; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Barnes and James A. Dixon and her son, Larry Barnes.

A graveside service was Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. in the Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Radney-Belmany Funeral Home of Mobile directed.

Memorials may be made to the Azalea Hills Christian Church, 9191 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36695 or to your favorite charity.


Tollie Wilson Pugh, 90, of Selma died Jan. 4, 2006 in a local hospital.

Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Vera Inez Pugh, Selma; one sister, Lola Pugh Brown, Montgomery; several nephews and nieces.

The service was Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove Church in Clarke County with Rev. Bealie Harrison officiating. Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directed.

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