2006-02-16 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Lucille M. Carpenter, 67, of Jackson died Feb. 9, 2006 at a local hospital.

She was born July 9, 1938. She was a native of Butler. She was a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Bessie M. Tindle, Butler; her husband, Clarence Carpenter, Jackson; two sons, Terry Carpenter, Jackson, Stephen (Rhonda) Carpenter, Chatom; one daughter, Dianne (Lyman) Elliott, Jackson; two brothers, Robert (Faye) Mosley, Gray (Joy) Mosley, all of Butler; seven grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial was in the Trinity Memorial Gardens. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Julian Carpenter, Mack Mosley, Bill Howell, Dixon Greer, Brian Jemison and Trip Winters.

Honorary pallbearers were Ladies II Sunday School Class.


Bobby Ray Odom, 71, of Winn died Feb. 7, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 25, 1934. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He had worked as a maintenance worker at Eagle Manufacturing Company in Thomasville.

Survivors include his wife, Aldora L. Odom, Jackson; three daughters, Linda Bobbitt, Cowpens, S.C., Mary Frances Pouyadou, Eight Mile, Patricia Shaw, Semmes; three brothers, Tollie Odom, Georgia, James Odom, Winn, Don Odom, Gulf Shores; four sisters, Margaret Ann Swann, Winnie Davis, both of Mobile, Elizabeth Brown, Daphne, Willie Keaban, Semmes; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home with Rev. Sonny Hoven officiating. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Winn.

Active pallbearers were Barney Lowery, John Lowery, Charlie Odom, Raymond Shaw, David Williams and Jay Stascalisi.

Honorary pallbearers were Oscar Langele, Paul Byars, Tony Pouyadou, Harvey Monroe and Tarleton Langele.


Winnie Dumas Smith, 83, died Feb. 14, 2006 in a Washington County Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 14, 1923. She was a native of Clarke County and a former resident of Axis. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. She was a part owner of Dumas Manufacturing Company before retiring.

Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Squires (Lloyd) Gaddy, Grove Hill.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Michael Kelley.

A graveside service was Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.


David Bernard Bouler Sr., 84, died Feb. 9, 2006 in Pensacola, Fla.

He was born Nov. 19, 1921 in Sweet Water. He had lived in Pensacola since 1968.

He was a World War II veteran and retired from the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. He was an avid sportsman who loved fishing and hunting.

His favorite thing was sharing his catch and hunt with friends and family members, along with pictures to go with it.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ruth M. Bouler, Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, David Bernard Bouler Jr., Jo Bouler, Durham, N.C., Mark Bouler, Portland, Oregon; three daughters, Pamela F. (Neil) Jernigan, Cynthia F. Pohlmann, Sharon F. (Clinton A. “Bo” III) Green, all of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Donald (Georgia) Bouler, Fairhope; one sister, Florence Cannon, Mobile; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Aimwell Baptist Church Cemetery near Sweet Water with Rev. Douglas Turner officiating. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Linden directed.

Active pallbearers were Clinton A. Green, IV, M. Blake Hammond, Andrew J. Green, Ron White, Allen Etheridge and Joe Pohlmann.


Joe Carlton Mendenhall, 78, of Magnolia died Feb. 9, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 11, 1927. He was a member of the Magnolia United Methodist Church. He was a former truck driver for the Marengo County Commission.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie D. Mendenhall, Magnolia; two sons, Joseph Max Mendenhall, Mobile, Richard Van Mendenhall, Magnolia; two sisters, Dorothy M. Grace, York, Marguerite King, Detroit, Ala.; one grandchild.

The service was Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. with Revs. James Morgan and James Young officiating. Burial was in the Magnolia Cemetery. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were James Dunn, Billy Gradick, Ricky King, Thomas Hurst, Randy Joe Hicks, Bryant Hepstall and Glenn Dunn.

Honorary pallbearers were the employees of Marengo County.

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