2006-02-23 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Dunagan

Essie Lee Dunagan, 85, of Coffeeville died Feb. 17, 2006 at her residence in the Bethel Community.

She was born May 4, 1920. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Woodie (Mary) Dunagan, Mobile; two daughters, Clara (Bob) Scott, Voncile Dunagan, all of Coffeeville; six grandchildren, Danya (Michael) Ardis, Shannon (Scott) Ryles, all of Satsuma, Marion (Anna) Scott, Millry, Quinn (Tammy) Breland, Theodore, Michelle (Bert) Ryan, Mobile, Aron Scott, Coffeeville; eight great-grandchildren, Jamey Breland, Jessica Breland, Rylee Ardis, Haylee Ryals, Lindy Ardis, Madeline Ryan, Cassey Ryals, Caroline Ryan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coma Dunagan.

The service was Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Revs. Warren Shewmake and Paul McLendon officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Faust

Samuel E. Faust, 66, of Jackson died Feb. 20, 2006 at an area hospital.

He was born April 3, 1939. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. He was a retired sales manager for Liberty National Insurance Company. He was also a retired owner of Faust Oil Company.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Faust, Jackson; two sons, Steve Faust, Mobile, Scott Faust, Jackson; five grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Burial was in the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church, Renovation Fund for the fellowship hall in Jackson.

Active pallbearers were Tracy Bumpers, Stacy McCants, Greg Sellers, Leland McCulley, Jerry Chastain and Jerry McLendon.

Honorary pallbearers were agents of Liberty National Life Insurance that he worked with, employees of the family medical center and their spouses, 1957 classmates and members of the Morning Breakfast Club.

Kinman

Fletcher Leon Kinman, 72, of Grove Hill died Feb. 16, 2006 as a result of an auto-truck accident Jan. 31 at the Intersection of Hwys. 43 and 84 in Grove Hill.

He was born Jan. 31, 1934. He was a member of the Magnolia Assembly of God Church in Grove Hill. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW Post 5106. He was self-employed as a barber, operating Kinman’s Barber Shop in Grove Hill for 47 years. He was a very active person in the community and was affectionately known as the “Mayor” of Helwestern, a community near Grove Hill.

Survivors include three sons, Randy Kinman, Robbie Kinman, Ricky Kinman, all of Grove Hill; one brother, Willard Kinman, Jackson; three sisters, Pauline Sheffield, Virginia Courington, Minnie Tillman, all of Grove Hill; five grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Cardwell officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Cemetery in Grove Hill.

Active pallbearers were Dr. Clarence Hawkins, Will Kinman, Dale Anderson, Stephen Kinman, Wayne Barnes, Dana Kinman and Andrew Kinman.

Smith

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 conducted by her Sunday school teacher, Brother Darrell Butts Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Active pallbearers were Dale Squires, Benji Elmore, Maury Dumas, Clay Dumas, Jackie Duke and William Sheffield.

Knight

Eddie Iverson Knight Jr., 87, of Thomasville died Feb. 16, 2006 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 12, 1918. He was a member of Magnolia Assembly of God in Grove Hill. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired home builder.

Survivors include one son, Rayford (Earleane) Knight, Thomasville; one sister, Ollie Newsome, Thomasville; one brother, Webb Knight, Thomasville; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 17 nephews and nieces.

The service was Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. with Revs. Mark Knight and Billy Cardwell officiating. Burial was in the Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Robert Earl Knight, Larry Knight, Randall Knight, Farrell Knight, Ervin Newsome and Renard Knight.

Honorary pallbearers were Richard Bozone, Frank Jackson, Jerry Wiggins, James Keel and Derek Hereford.

Lynn

Annie Lucille Lynn, 80, of Thomasville died Feb. 16, 2006 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.

She was born Feb. 27, 1925 in Georgia. She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, John Lester Lynn Jr., Thomasville; two sons, John D. Lynn, Mobile, Wendell Lynn, Iraq.

A graveside service was Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Choctaw Corner Cemetery with Rev. Philip Craddock officiating. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Spinks

Nelson E. Spinks, 69, of Jackson died Feb. 18, 2006 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.

He was born Dec. 21, 1936 in Thomasville. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson until his health declined in recent months. He was an inactive deacon and member of the adult Sunday school class. He treasured the friendship of his fellow church members. He has held positions with numerous radio stations in Alabama and Mississippi, this profession being a childhood ambition. He was employed at the Thomasville Nursing Home before becoming disabled.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eva Nelson Spinks.

A graveside service was Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville with Rev. Daniel M. Berry III, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson directing. The eulogy was given by Mrs. Diane Pruitt, a devoted friend. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Blanding

Doris Pace Blanding, 60, of Mitchelville, Md. died Feb. 16, 2006. She was born Oct. 11, 1945.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Matthew Blanding Jr., Mitchelville, Md.; one sister, Brenda Pace (Floyd) Moody, Coffeeville; a brother, Henry Donald (Ralphenia) Pace Sr. and friend.

She was the daughter of the late Deacon Henry G. Pace and the late Fern Butler Pace.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Cedar Point Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial will be in the Pace Cemetery in Coffeeville.

Contributions may be made to The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter, 615 S. Fredrick Avenue, Suite 308, Gaithersburg, Md 20877.

Fluker

James C. Fluker, 73, of Coffeeville died Feb. 14, 2006 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile.

He graduated Clarke County Training School and Alabama State University.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie Slater Fluker, Coffeeville; two sons, Fred Fluker, Detroit, Mich., James Ray Fluker, Tuscaloosa; one daughter, Donna Fluker, Coffeeville.

The service was Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church. Burial was in the Coffeeville Cemetery.

Morrisette

James Daniel (J.D.) Morrisette, 82, of Thomasville died Feb. 3, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 15, 1923. He was retired from McMillian Bloedel Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi Morrisette, Thomasville; two daughters, Margaret Lewis, Genette (Fred) Welch, both of Thomasville; three grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. James G. Curry officiating. Burial was in the New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church.

Powell

Willie James Powell, 53, of Linden died Feb. 14, 2006 at the Marengo Nursing Home.

He was born June 1, 1952 to the late John Willie James and Carrie Mae Powell. He was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 42 of Linden.

Survivors include four brothers, John (Marva) Powell Jr., Brazoria, Texas, Clent (Jackie) Powell, Pine Hill, Albert (Marilyn) Powell, Anthony (Melissa) Powell, Sunny South; seven sisters, Lela Dixon, Shirley (Ronnie) Carson, Alice (Henry) King, Teresa Powell, one very devoted, Marie (Jerry) Pickett, all of Sunny South, Ruby Johnson, Pensacola, Fla., Jacqueline (Archie) Davis, Killeen, Texas; two aunts, five uncles; 40 nephews and nieces and many great nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two of his 14 siblings, Jimmy and Samuel.

The service was Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Thomasville with A.J. Pritchett officiating. Burial was in the Airmount Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were brothers and nephews.

Williams

Curley L. Williams Jr., 61 of Bessemer died Feb. 9, 2006 at U.A.B. West in Bessemer. He was born Dec. 8, 1944.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Williams, Thomasville; seven sons, Jimmy O’Neal (Renae) Williams, Curley L. (Tracey) Williams III, Otis (Pam) Williams, all of Thomasville, Freddie (Denise) Williams, Reginald Williams, all of Detroit, Mich., Ernest (Kewanna) Williams, Camden, Wendell (Jessica) Cheeseboro, Lower Peach Tree; four daughters, Denise (Wendell) Williams, Thomasville, Wanda (Terry) Cheeseboro, Lower Peach Tree, Clara (Tedrico) Davis, Bessemer, Tiffany Williams, Montgomery; one brother, Rev. Larry (Regina) Williams, Birmingham; three sisters, Elder Mae Ella Morris (Willie) Evans, Bernice (Willie) Thornton, Curlie Mae Davis, all of Mobile; devoted friend, Glenda Davis, Bessemer; 26 grandchildren.

The service was Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Thomasville Church Of God In Christ with Elder J.R. Allen officiating. Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Chance.

Woods

Milton Woods Sr., 64, of Adel, Ga. died Feb. 14, 2006 at a nursing facility in Adel. He was born Jan. 29, 1942.

Survivors include two sons, Milton Woods Jr., Alabaster, Mario Woods, Thomasville; one daughter, Consuela Hudson, Dixons Mills; two sisters, Essie R. (Oris) Dickinson, Thomasville, Luverta Luden, Adel, Ga.

The service was Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Thomasville Church Of God In Christ with Elder J.R. Allen officiating. Burial was in the Thomasville Church Of God In Christ’s Cemetery.

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