2007-02-01 / Obituaries



Alonzo "Big Hoss" Jackson Sr., 71, of Jackson died Jan. 25, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 15, 1935. He was a native of Barlow Bend. He was a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Barlow Bend. He served on the usher board.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Sanders Jackson, Barlow Bend; nine sons, BeWright Smith, Alonzo (Edna) Jackson Jr., both of Foley, Clayton Clifford McCants, Mobile, Jimmie (Tanja) Jackson, Travis Earl Jackson, all of Fayetteville, N.C., Nathaniel (Diana) Jackson, Alma, Clarence (Lisa) Peoples, Carlton, Karl (Norma) Peoples, Grove Hill, Christopher (Shay) Peoples, Atlanta, Ga.; 11 daughters, Sarah (Oneal) Gibby, Annie Lee Jackson, Angela Denise Jackson, Wendy Diane Jackson, all of Barlow Bend, Betty Hunt, Mobile, Ida Mae Jackson, Fayetteville, N.C., Voncile (Kenneth) Dickinson, Clarietta Hixon, both of Jackson, Mischell (Robert) Williams, Atlanta, Ga., Sharanda and Shandra Wright, both of Manila; three brothers, Elbert (Rebecca) Jackson, Morvin, Lewis (Ruby) Jackson, Willie (Mattie) Jackson, both of Barlow Bend; 37 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

The service will be Thursday, (today), Feb. 1 at Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Barlow Bend. Visitation will be at 12 noon until the 1 p.m. funeral hour. Burial will be in the Union Chapel Cemetery of Barlow Bend. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.


Viola Marie Cone, 80, of Jackson died Jan. 27, 2007 at a local health care facility.

She was born Aug. 12, 1926. She was a native of Louisiana. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one brother, Pete Presnall, Whatley; two nephews, Rickey Bryant, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., David Bryant, Mobile; four nieces, Darlene Arnold, Beverly Wilson, Michelle Smith, all of Jackson, Terrie Foster, Fairhope.

A graveside service was Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.


Larry Wayne Danley, 56, of Grove Hill died Jan. 23, 2007 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 20, 1950. He was a

member of Grove

Hill Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam Vet serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a disabled construction worker with Brown and Root Construction.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Danley, Grove Hill; three daughters, Elaine Childers, Haleyville, Paula Beasley, Daphne, Jennifer Danley, Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Tyler Danley, Pleasant View, Tenn., Sherman Danley, Pascagoula, Miss.; four grandchildren.

The service was Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Grove Hill Baptist Church with Dr. James Bess and Rev. Q.T. Curtis officiating. Burial was in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.


Joseph Payne Lindsey Sr., 85, of Grove Hill died Jan. 25, 2007 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 26, 1921 to Joseph Duke

and Dula Alice Payne

Lindsey in Antioch.

He was a 1939 graduate of Clarke County High School. He was a member of Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley where he served as a deacon.

He served in World War II in the Philippines and Guam in the 662nd Engineering Equipment Company of the U.S. Army. He was a long- time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Master Mason in good standing of the Oliver Lodge No. 334.

He was an insurance agent and associate sales manager for Liberty National Life Insurance Company working out of the Jackson District for 26 years. He retired in 1982.

Survivors include four children, Linda (Eddie) Slayton, Grove Hill, Sherie (Danny) Martin, Florence, Joe (Rachel) Lindsey Jr., Grove Hill, Spidle (Sara) Lindsey, Gulf Shores; two brothers, Royce Lindsey and David Lindsey, Whatley; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Billie Jean Spidle Lindsey and a brother, Gayle Lindsey of Monroeville.

The service was Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley with Bro. Doug Williams officiating. Eulogies were given by Scott Slayton and Lindsey Martin, grandchildren of Mr. Lindsey. Burial was in the Whatley Cemetery as were his parents, Joe D. and Dula Lindsey; grandparents, W.W. and Annie Lindsey; great-grandparents, Robert and Sallie Cooper; greatgreat grandmother, Elizabeth Coker Hickson - five generations. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Active pallbearers were Nelson Beech, Irwin Cooper, Butch Dees, Darryl Drinkard, Mickey Lindsey, William McConnell, Dan Norris and Johnny Reid. Honorary pallbearers were Aubrey Beech, Hollis Cooper Jr., Reg Cooper, Ed Ford, Robert Edward Garrick, Peter Gregory, Perry Hartley, Eddie Lindsey, Gene Parker and Thomas Rew.


Helen D. Touchstone, 86, of Heidelberg, Miss. died Jan. 26, 2007 at a local health care facility.

She was born Nov. 14, 1920. She was a native of McIntosh. She was a member of Zion West United Methodist Church in Heidelberg and a former member of McIntosh United Methodist Church. She was a retired bookkeeper for Holt and Anniston CPA.

Survivors include two brothers, Mayor Carrol Daugherty, McIntosh, Gerald (Faye) Daugherty, Valdosta, Ga.; five sisters, Ruth Everette, Velma Patrick, both of McIntosh, Bernice Rocray, Cape Cod, MA, Betty Milstead, Jackson, Bonnie McGee, College Station, Texas; three nephews, John Touchstone, Mobile, Joe Touchstone, MikeTouchstone, both of Beaver Dam, Miss.; one devoted niece, Berle Brownlee, Soso, Miss.; a large number of nephews and nieces.

The service was Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home with Rev. Molly Fulford officiating. Burial was in the McIntosh United Methodist Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Chris Daugherty, John L. Touchstone Jr., Fred Rogers, Terry Everette, Preston Cook and Mike Patrick.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Touchstone, Beryl Brownlee, Julius Brashier and Mike Touchstone. McClure

Robert "Bob" Ehlert McClure, 61, of Thomasville died Jan. 27, 2007 at his residence.

He was born April 3, 1945 in Selma. He was a former oil field supply salesman.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria E. McClure, Thomasville; two sons, Robert E. McClure Jr., Fordoche, La., Preston Y'von McClure, Foley; one grandchild, Joshua McClure, Houma, La.

The service was Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. with his cousin, Ronnie McClure officiating. Burial was in the Finley Crossing Cemetery in Thomasville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Wes McClure, Aaron McClure, Tommy Hudson, Little Joe Hicks, Ryan Williams and Bryan Williams.

Alternate pallbearers were Alton Al Huber and Neil Champion.


Isaiah Sims Jr., 80, of Thomasville died Jan. 22, 2007 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 5, 1926 in Sunny South.

He was a member of

Elam Baptist Church. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a retired railroad foreman.

Survivors include one daughter, JoAnn Sims, Thomasville; one brother, A.L. (Madelyn) Sims, Thomasville; sister-in-law, Alice (Royce) McVay, Grove Hill; motherin law, Gladys Pope, Thomasville; four nephews, Mark Sims, Thomasville, Bobbie Gene Smith, Pine Hill, William Earl Smith, Bay Minette, Chris McVay, Grove Hill; three nieces, Alice Pugh, Bay Minette, Janell Overton, Pine Hill, Judy Garrett, Dickinson.

The service was Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randy Walker officiating. Burial was in the Elam Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Mark Dozier, Mark Sims, Mike Godwin, Jimmy Reid, Bobbie Gene Smith and William Earl Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were William Earl Fendley, Johnny Clyde Buckalew, Marcus Champion, Bob Amos, Charlie Hunt, Thomas Hill, Holt Garrick, Harold Gunter, Gerald Smith, Benny Ray Stephens, James Fendley, Jack Campbell and Luther Gaddy.


Jazyiah Zitamorrah Trayvelle Morris, 4 months, of Wagarville died Jan. 25, 2007 at an area hospital.

Survivors include her mother, Tracie Koen, Wagarville; her father, Jarvelle Morris, Jackson; one sister, Laiken Koen, Wagarville; her grandparents, Tina and Neil Hays, Wagarville; Lamar Koen and Michelle Spain, Frankville, Annet Morris, Jackson, Sam Fail, Grove Hill.

The service was Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Methodist Church. Burial was in the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Frankville. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.


Sara Rebecca (Becky) Moore

Hester, 49, of Gallatin, Tenn. died Jan. 8, 2007

at Vanderbilt University

Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

She was born Dec. 9, 1957. She was a 1976 graduate of Thomasville High School. She was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include one son, Henry Desmond McClure, Gallatin, Tenn.; one daughter DeAnna McClure (Aaron) Graves, Gallatin, Tenn.; two brothers, Joe Phillips, Tony Phillips; one sister, Tanya Phillips Rosenbaum, Boaz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Patsy Taylor Phillips, Boaz and Cecil and Sara Moore, Thomasville.

A memorial service was held Jan. 12 in Gallatin, Tenn.


Earnest "Pinkey" Linton, 60, of Jackson died Jan. 23, 2007 in a hospital in Gainesville, Fla.

He was born Oct. 14, 1946. He was a native of Canton, Miss. He was the son of the late James O. Linton Sr. of Thomasville. He was employed with Allied Paper Company in Jackson before moving to Michigan where he worked for Champion International Paper Co. In 1997 he returned to Jackson where he was employed with the Clarke County Commission with the Road and Bridge Department until his death. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Neugent Linton, Jackson; his mother, Mollie Linton, Carthage, Miss.; a daughter, Lindsey Garza; one brother, Joey Linton; two grandchildren, Caleb Garza and Zackary Dove, all of Jackson; his aunt, Hilda Pennington, Carthage, Miss. and a Godchild, Jonathan Skipper, Jackson.

A memorial service was Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson with Rev. Daniel Berry officiating. The eulogy was presented by Renee Smith with a poem by Becky Neugent. Serving in an honorary capacity were co-workers with the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department. A Direct Cremations Inc. of Gainesville, Fla. handled arrangements.


A.J. Westbrook, 88, died Jan. 24, 2007 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville.

He was born Nov. 8, 1918. He was a disabled

veteran of World

War II.

Survivors include his wife, Easter Dortch-Westbrook, Pine Hill; four sons, Edward (Louise) Glover, New York, Jerry Cairl, New Jersey, Wayne and Warren Davis, Thomasville; four daughters, Esther Conners, New Jersey, Sallie Bradshaw, Thomasville, Hilda Jackson, Mobile, Susie Plashette, Forkland; one brother, Jim (Beatrice) Westbrook, Mobile; one sister, Ruth Kennedy, Boykin; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

The service was Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. at New Hope #2 Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. James G. Curry officiating. Burial was in the New Hope #2 Baptist Church Cemetery. Thomasville Memorial Funeral Home directed.

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