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Joyce Faye Alexander, 76, of Jackson died March 17, 2008 at Robertsdale Health Care Facility.
She was born April 7, 1931. She was a native of Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean conflict. She was a retired security guard for Pinkerton Security.
Survivors include one son, Edward (Cindy) Alexander, Jackson; one daughter, Debra (Marty) Hanks, Daphne; three brothers, Dave Allman Jr., New York, Mike (Wilma) Allman, Knoxville, Tenn., Dewey Allman, Mobile; two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alexander.
The service will be Thursday (today) March 20 at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jackson with Rev. Tim Huie officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.
[THE CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts] 


Johnnie Lee "Jack" Boykin of Jackson, died at the age of 77, Dec. 28, 2008, at USA Medical Center in Mobile. A retired worker with the city of Jackson, he was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff.
Survivors include four sons, James (Rose) Boykin and Maurice Boykin, both of Jackson, Derrick (Angela) Boykin of Mobile and Rickey (Tasha) Boykin of Tuscaloosa; six daughters, Brunette (Leroy) Samuels and Sidney Rudolph, both of Mobile, Laura (Dan) Scott, Susan Boykin and Daisy (Ronald) Jackson, all of Jackson, and Darlene (Robert) Clarke of Chester, Va.; three brothers, Kervin (Mary) Boykin of Detroit, Mich., Clarence (Carrie Lee) Robinson and Leon (Frances) Robinson, both of Alma; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be Saturday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at 2, at New St. Matthews Baptist Church in Choctaw Bluff with the Rev. Clausell Boykin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directing.
[THE SOUTH ALABAMIAN, January 1, 2009 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]


William "Bill" Chapman, 75, of Grove Hill died March 4, 2008 at the Jefferson Barracks Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born June 19, 1932 to Laura Chapman and the late Lockheart Chapman in Grove Hill. He served honorably with the United States Army.
He retired from Milbradt Lawn Equipment Company after many years of loyal service. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his mother, Laura Mae Chapman, Grove Hill; two brothers, Bobby Chapman, Grove Hill, Caldwell Chapman, Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Verona Hill, Cobbie Robinson, Jo Alice Robinson, all of Grove Hill; a nephew he raised, Bryant K. Barbee Sr. and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Earma Dell Nance and a daughter, Patricia.
The service was March 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in St. Louis, Missouri.  
[THE CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]


Larry Wayne Danley, Passed Away At Home In Grove Hill.  He Was 57 Years Old. He Was Survived By His Loving Wife Peggy Ann Danley Of Grove Hill. He was also survived by his three loving daughters, Elaine, Paula , And Jennifer. He is survived by three grandsons, Micah, Mcneil, and Andrew, Granddaughter, Ann Marie, brothers Tyler (Bo), and Sherman. He was a member of Grove Hill First Baptist Church
[MOBILE PRESS, Unknown Date - Submitted by Sherman Danley]

    Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, Iowa for Charles R d"Olive.
Burial will follow in the Vine Street Hill Cemetery in Cinncinatti OH with Dal-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home directions,
     d'Olive, 78, was a native of Suggsville, AL. He graduated from Mississippi Mechanical and Agricultural College (now MS State) with a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering. He entered WWI as a pilot and was the last American to be named an ace--shooting down five enemy fokkers. He pursued a business career in electronics in Cedar Falls, Iowa. At the time of his retirement in 1971, d'Olive was serving as vice president of the Chamberling Manufacturing Corp. in Waterloo.
      Survivors include his wife; a daughter Mrs. John F Mozen, Crosse Point Farm, MI; one son, Gene d'Olive, Burssels, Belguim; three sisters, Mrs Richard Davis and Miss Annie Louise d'Olive, both of Hattiesburg MS and Mrs R E Price of Corinth MS and four grandchildren. (Source: Hattiesburg American, Forest County MS, 21 Jul 1974 - Submitted by Gene Phillips)

Howard Calvin Guy, 74, died Dec. 22, 2008 at USA Medical Center in Mobile. A native of the Pleasant Grove community and a resident of Coffeeville, Guy was retired from Allied Paper Company in Jackson and owned a taxidermist business. He was a member of the National Taxidermist Association, the Coffeeville Beautification Club and an honorary member of the Coffeeville Fire Department. He was also a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville.
Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly B. Dunagan of Coffeeville; three stepsons, Pat Bowen of Kentucky, Timothy Bilbruck of Arkansas and Jason Bilbruck of Mobile; one stepdaughter, Andria Reeves of Mobile; two brothers, Willard J. Guy of Littleton, Colo. and W. G. Guy of Ocean Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Bonnie Wallace of Foley and Neal Houston of Coffeeville; five grandchildren, Melodye Dunagan, Mandy Dunagan, Kyle Dunagan, Paul Dunagan and Allen Michael Dunagan, all of Coffeeville; and five step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 26 at the Ulcanush Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Griffith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson. [THE SOUTH ALABAMIAN, January 1, 2009 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]

James Henry Harrell, 78, died Dec. 28, 2008 at his Grove Hill residence. A native of Grove Hill, he was a retired self-employed truck driver and a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, James R. Harrell and Terrence Moore Harrell, both of Grove Hill, and Larry Earl Harrell of North Carolina; three daughters, Dianne Howell of Semmes, Callie Jo Daniels of Jackson and Sharon Nader of Daphne; two brothers, Charles Harrell of Mobile and Ray Harrell of Grove Hill; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 31 in the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens of Jackson.
Active pallbearers were Chance Daniels, Josh Daniels, Hank Daniels, Chris Howell, Jacob Harrell, Joseph Nader, Michael.
[THE SOUTH ALABAMIAN, January 1, 2009 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]

 James "Tom Cat" Franklin Kelley Sr., 74, of Tinley Park died Feb. 16, 2008 due to complications with Parkinson's disease.
He was formerly of Clarke County and Chicago, Ill. He was a Korean War Army veteran who served in General MacArthur's Honor Guard. He worked for International Harvester in the Chicago Tractor Works and Broadview Plant as a welder and parts picker where he served the Labor Union, in time, becoming President of the UAW #688. He was a member of the Tinley Park VFW Bremen Post #2791. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Calumet Council, and scout commissioner during the years his son was a boy scout.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Mae (nee Grow); one son, James F. Kelley Jr.; three daughters, Debra, Beverly J. Abels, Claudette Beauchamp; three sisters, Waurrine Leth, Semmes, Kathleen Lopez, Cotton Port, La., Eleanor Callahan, Reno, Nev.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leavie V. and Arthur "Dock" Kelley, two brothers, Beauford and Thomas Kelley.
Family and friends met for a memorial service Saturday, March 1. You may visit and sign the guest book at www (published in the Chicago Sun Times on Feb. 24, 2008).  
[THE CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]

Rosa Nell Bumpers Lawrence, a native of the Winn community of Jackson and a resident of Houston, Texas died Dec. 24, 2008 at Methodist  Hospital in Houston.
She was born to the parentage of Minister Asarie Bumpers and Donald McGill (Air Force Retiree).  Preceding her in death is her brother, Amos Bumpers Jr., and her husband, Ronald Lawrence.
Rosa attended Tuskegee Institute and graduated from the University of with a degree in Business Management. She retired as a Business Manager from Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company in Cincinnati, OH. She was a member of Eternity Full Gospel Fellowship under the leadership of Dr. A. Marie Carrier, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Rosa attended Tuskegee Institute and graduated  
 She She leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Minister Asarie Bumpers, her father, Donald McGill and her children, Rekale (Sheldon) Brown, Randall Town, MD; Ronnell Lawrence, Lake Charles, LA, a devoted son, Ronald (Stephanie) Lawrence, Lake Charles, LA; one brother, Alvin Thomas, Lake Charles, LA; two sisters, Linda Sinquefield, Spring, TX and Jackie Sinquefield, The Woodlands, TX; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one aunt, uncle and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; two devoted friends, Shirely Coaston and Jean McMillian, Cincinnati, OH.
The service was Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at 12 noon at Berry's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Winn. The Reverend Edward Seabron, pastor, Dr. A. Marie Carrier, eulogist. Viewing was one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the Bumpers Family Plot of Berry's Chapel Cemetery in Winn. Arrangements were entrusted to Andrews Funeral Home, Jackson.
[THE CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]


Miriam "Pee Wee" Nelson, 52, a lifelong resident of Thomasville, died March 16, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Jan. 20, 1956.
Survivors include three brothers, Bobby Joe (Brenda) Nelson, Pine Hill, Russell (Robin) Nelson, J.D. (Shelly) Nelson, all of Gulf Shores; two sisters, Vera Nelson of Thomasville, Diane (Marvin) Smith of Pine Hill.
The service was March 19 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church in Thomasville with Bro. Bill Faircloth officiating.
Burial was in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.
Active pallbearers were Mark Smith, Tony Nelson, Chris Nelson, Michael Nelson, Ian Snyder and Gary Nelson. Honorary pallbearer was Anthony Nelson.
[THE CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]


Jenkins Ott, a native of Thomasville and resident of Jackson, died Dec. 25, 2008 at Jackson Health Care Facility, at the age of 88. He was a retired electrician with Boise Saw Mill in Jackson and a retired electrician from Penn Central Railroad. A WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, he was wounded three times, in France, Germany and Luxemburg, earning the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster and two Bronze Battle Stars. He was a life member of the VFW in Jackson, a member of the Clarke/Washington County Coon Hunter's Association, the American Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2 in Bristol, Pa. and the Fist Presbyterian Church in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte A. Ott of Jackson; two sons, Curtis L. (Liz) Ott of Swainton, N.J. and Ned S. (Beverly) Ott of Borden Town, N.J.; one daughter, Hilda R. (Jason) Thomas of Jackson; one brother, Walter C. (Claudine) Ott of Grand Bay; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 29 in the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson with interment at Midway Cemetery in Thomasville. 
[THE SOUTH ALABAMIAN, January 1, 2009 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]

Ben Christian Pringle Sr. died Dec. 26, 2008 at a local hospital, at the age of 68. A native of Mobile and resident of Jackson, he was a biologist aide for 21 years with the Department of Conservation and the Department of Game and Fish before retiring. Pringle was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Annie Rodgers Pringle of Jackson; son, Bennie Christian (Lisa) Pringle Jr. of Jackson; brother, Fred Pringle of Jackson; two sisters, Mary Paul Bell of Roanoke, Ill. and Marzell Hambrich of Auburn; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 29 at the Stave Creek Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson.
Pallbearers were Jeffery Rodgers, Bryan Rodgers, Scott Rodgers, Jeremey Rodgers, Freddie Pringle and Josh Pringle. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Stave Creek Baptist Church and coworkers of the Fish and Game Deparment. 
[THE SOUTH ALABAMIAN, January 1, 2009 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]


John Harvey Rowell Sr., 66, of Fulton died March 7, 2008.
He was born Oct. 2, 1941 in Mobile. He was the third child of Robert and Nadine Fowler Rowell. He attended Carlowville High School (Dallas County). He was an outstanding athlete and outdoorsman. He was a member of Christ the King, CEC. He served on the intercessory prayer group and served where he was needed.
He started his work career in the family's timber business, an electrician at City Electric and various other companies before going to Hammermill Paper, I.P. for over 27 years. He was a millwright in the maintenance department. He also served the local union as president during the 1970s. He was an electrician for the charity League Follies from 1964 to 1980. He coached baseball for the Selma City League for 13 years. He was a member of the Selma Elks club for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary McCormick Rowell, his mother, Nadine Fowler Rowell, Gainestown; one son, John Harvey (Lin) Rowell Jr., one brother, Bobby (Doris) Rowell, Birmingham, one sister, Nadia (Bill) Speed, Gainesville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren.
The service was March 11 at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Cathedral. Burial was at the New Live Oak Cemetery. Lawrence Brown Funeral Home directed.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Christ the King Cathedral, CEC, Building Fund.  [THE CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]

Dan Scott Sr., 80, of Gainestown, died March 11, 2008 at Kindra Health Care Facility in Mobile. He was born Feb. 26, 1928.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Scott, Gainestown; six sons, Daniel (Laura) Scott Jr., Choctaw Bluff, Minister Arthur (Ida) Scott, Thomasville, Tommie (Celestine) Scott, Zimco, Clifton Scott and Alfred Scott, both of Mobile, David (Pamela) Scott, Tuscaloosa; three daughters, Olivia (Cornelious) Williams, Rosie Bush, Aree Scott, all of Mobile; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The service was March 15 at 1 p.m. at Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Barlow Bend. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery in Barlow Bend. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson directed.
[THE CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]


Deacon Henry Lewis "Gob" Williams of Coffeeville died Dec. 26, 2008 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was 57 years of age. Employed with the Clarke County Board of Education Transportation Department, he was a member of Union Missionary No. 2 Baptist Church in Coffeeville where he served on the Deacon Board, was a choir member and Sunday School superintendent. Williams was also a member of the Bethlehem Lodge No. 866 of Winn.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Emma M. Williams of Coffeeville; son, James H. (Feleshia) Williams of Jackson; two daughters, Jeania Williams of Austell, Ga. and Erin E. Williams of Coffeeville; two brothers, Riley (Patricia) Williams of Detroit, Mich. and Willie Frank Williams of Coffeeville; mother and father-in-law, Rada M. and Richard Beckham of Coffeeville; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 31 at the Union Missionary No. 2 Baptist Church with the Rev. Vayton Chapman, pastor, as officiating minister. Interment followed in the Coffeeville Cemetery under the direction of Jackson Memorial Funeral Home. 
[THE SOUTH ALABAMIAN, January 1, 2009 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts]

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