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Lathan Funeral Homes have a long tradition of helping Alabama families. Personal attention and compassionate assistance have always been our most important goal. For generations, our strong ties to the families of Clarke and Washington Counties have strengthened our commitment to provide the most caring service available. We feel that serving you is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Members of our staffs pride themselves in providing a wide variety of choices including personalized services, cremation memorials and traditional funerals. Whether you need immediate assistance or have questions about one of our affordable prearrangement plans, our knowledgeable and helpful staffs are here to help. At Lathan Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. We invite you to learn more about our three funeral home locations: LATHAN FUNERAL HOME (JACKSON) With approximately 10,000 square feet, Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson is our largest location. Founded in 1926 as Woodson Funeral Home, it became Lathan Funeral Home in 1968. Our facility in Jackson features a chapel with seating for 160 guests, a separate family room that can accommodate 45 people, a lounge area, two visitation rooms and an arrangement room, as well as ample parking. We are located on U.S. Highway 43, within 90 minutes of the Mobile airport. LATHAN FUNERAL HOME AND MAGNOLIA LAWN CEMETERY (GROVE HILL) Lathan Funeral Home's 4,400-square-foot Grove Hill location has an arrangement room, two visitation rooms, a lounge area and a chapel that can seat 160 guests. We also have more than enough parking for visitors. The funeral home is conveniently located on U.S. Highway 43 North, on the grounds of Magnolia Lawn Cemetery. Traditional ground burial is available at neighboring Magnolia Lawn Cemetery. A beautiful statue of a marble tablet with praying hands can be found on the grounds of the cemetery. LATHAN FUNERAL HOME (CHATOM) At Lathan Funeral Home's Chatom location, guests will find a facility with two visitation rooms, an arrangement room, lounge area, and a chapel with seating for 160 loved ones. Lathan is located on U.S. Highway 17 North. Plenty of parking is available for those visiting our Chatom funeral home.


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Wintry York Faile

November 8, 1924 - May 23, 2016

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Wintry York Faile

November 8, 1924 - May 23, 2016

Wintry York Faile, age 91, a resident of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Faile was a native of Salitpa, AL and was born on November 8, 1924 to Edwin T. York and Florence Beck. She was a clerk at the Fulton Pharmacy and a member of First Baptist Church of Fulton. Mrs. Faile was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bernard "Buseye...
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Howard Gale Rosenbalm

April 26, 1930 - May 17, 2016

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Howard Gale Rosenbalm

April 26, 1930 - May 17, 2016

Howard Gale Rosenbalm, 86, a former resident of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Mr. Rosenbalm was born in Virginia on April 26, 1930 to Baxter Gale Rosenbalm, MD and Ella M. Hodson. He was a mechanical engineer and was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Louise B. Rosenbalm and his son, Major Mack Gale Rosenbalm....
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Darrol Wayne Armistead

January 24, 1947 - May 3, 2016

Darrol Wayne Armistead, age 69, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Armistead was born on January 24, 1947 to Gordon W. Armistead and Minnie M. Dumas Armistead. He was a heavy equipment operator and retired from the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department. Mr. Armistead was preceded in death by his father, Gordon W. Armistead. He is suvived by his...
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Marcus Edward Cumbie

November 5, 1926 - April 6, 2016

Marcus Edward Cumbie, 89, of Grove Hill, passed away April 6, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born November 5, 1926 near Brooklyn in Conecuh County to Carroll Sanders Cumbie and Nell Robinson Cumbie.A graduate of Red Level High School in 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in June 1946. He then attended Troy State University before becoming a...
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Anita G. Long

February 21, 1951 - March 31, 2016

Anita Grace Lunsford Long, 65, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016, after battling cancer for four years.She was born February 21, 1951, in New Brockton, Alabama. She was a teacher for over thirty years at New Brockton Elementary, Wagarville Elementary, and Clarke Prep School. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a caring teacher, and a published writer. She was a member of Bashan Baptist...
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Maxine Tompkins McMillan

January 30, 1927 - March 31, 2016

Maxine Wiggins Tompkins McMillan, 89, passed away March 31, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born January 30, 1927 in Choctaw County to Druneta Downey Wiggins and Walter Wiggins.She was employed for 20 years by First Bank of Grove Hill and retired from B.W. Wilson Timber Company as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church where she was active in WMU. She was also a long...
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William Dwight Harrigan

April 30, 1937 - February 28, 2016

William Dwight Harrigan IIApril 30, 1937 – February 28, 2016 William Dwight Harrigan II, a resident of Fulton, AL, died at his home on February 28, 2016 at the age of 78. He was born, April 30, 1937 in Selma, AL and was preceded in death by his parents William Dennis Harrigan and Dorine Reid Harrigan.He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Virginia Sojourner Harrigan; their three...
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Marjorie Hutto

November 30, 1922 - February 18, 2016

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Marjorie Hutto

November 30, 1922 - February 18, 2016

Marjorie Roberts Hutto, 93, of Fulton, passed away February 18, 2016 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born November 30, 1922. A homemaker, she was a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, T.V. Hutto; parents, Levi and Carrie Roberts; 13 siblings and son-in-law, Emmett Criswell.She is survived by children, Robert (Martha) Hutto, Sammy (Marie) Hutto...
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Travis Larry McIntyre

August 8, 1946 - February 15, 2016

Travis Larry McIntyre, 69, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at his home. Mr. McIntyre was born in Clarke County, AL on August 8, 1946 to Grady L. McIntyre and Lena Mae Morgan McIntyre. He was a graduate of the University of Mobile. Mr. McIntyre was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church, Clarke County Historial Society, Huxford Masonic Lodge and Clarke County Educators...
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Bobby Derrell Bouler

November 19, 1948 - February 10, 2016

Bobby Derrell Bouler-67, of Grove Hill passed away on February 10, 2016. Born November 19, 1948 to Benjamin and Gladys Boykin Bouler. Survived by wife, Frances Dunagan Bouler. Daughters, Catherine Elizabeth Bouler (Spencer Bair), Amanda Bouler (Wes) Soper, Rebecca Leigh Bouler. Grandchildren; Kameron Philip Rooks, Westyn Rylee Soper, MaKenna Blake Hill and Christopher Brody Hill. Sisters;...
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Ramona Rodgers Larrimore

November 9, 1928 - February 9, 2016

On the morning of February 9, 2016, Ramona Larrimore passed away at South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She died peacefully of natural causes in the presence of her family. Ramona was born in Selma, Alabama on November, 9, 1928. She was the fourth child of Chester Dismukes Rodgers and Ester Nelson. Ramona grew up during the depression and often told stories about what it was like. ...
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Ruth Lois Haskew

August 13, 1923 - January 30, 2016

Ruth Lois Haskew, age 92, went home to her Lord Jesus Christ, on January 30, 2016. She was born August 12, 1023 in Glenda, North Carolina to Virginia and Luther Verl Holland. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and enjoyed a career as a registered nurse.She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Haskew; her parents and brothers, Floyd Holland and Branson Holland.She...
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Dorothy Louise Smith

June 7, 1942 - January 9, 2016

Dorothy Louise Smith, 73, of Grove Hill, passed away January 9, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born June 7, 1942. A lifelong resident of the Grove Hill area, she was affectionately known as “Aunt Dot” to the many people that she lovingly mothered. Although she was feisty and opinionated, she was an independent lady who enjoyed arts and crafts and like to paint and...
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Carolyn Davis Wood

November 30, 1942 - December 18, 2015

WoodCarolyn Davis Wood, 73, of Grove Hill passed away Dec. 18, 2015 peacefully at home.She was born November 30, 1942. She was Maw Maw, Miss Carolyn or Mrs. Wood to everyone that she ever met. The greatest testament to her as person is the outpouring of love and affection during her battle over cancer.As her children were growing up and going through schools, she became a second mother to many...
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Pauline Thomas Hicks

May 12, 1932 - December 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Magnolia Lawn Cem - Grove Hill, Grove Hill, AL.
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Pauline Thomas Hicks

May 12, 1932 - December 7, 2015

Pauline Thomas Hicks, 83, a resident of Thomasville, AL passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility. Mrs. Hicks was born on May 12, 1932. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama and was a homemaker. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her parents, William Terrell Lewis Owen and Perril Lee Sanders; husband, Clyde Donald Hicks and grandson, Jared...
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Lena May McIntyre

August 2, 1921 - December 6, 2015

Lena Maye McIntrye, 94, of Grove Hill, passed away December 6, 2015 at her residence. She was born August 2, 1921.She was preceded in death by her husband, G.L. McIntyre.She is survived by her son, Travis McIntrye of Grove Hill and grandson, Joshua R. (Jessica) McIntyre of St. Cloud, FL.A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Smith Cemetery in the Chilton...
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Inmon G. Tarleton

August 1, 1937 - November 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Grove Hill, Grove Hill, AL.
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James Lance Boykin

August 26, 1970 - November 5, 2015

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Hal Roache Skipper

May 28, 1934 - October 17, 2015

Lt. Col. Hal Roache Skipper, 81, passed from this life on Saturday, October 17 at his home in Grove Hill. Mr. Skipper was a lifelong resident of Clarke County, having been raised on a farm in Zimco, Alabama, later residing in Grove Hill for the remainder of his life. He spent the majority of his adult life in service to the community of Grove Hill and also to the state of Alabama as a soldier in...
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Benjamin Sutton Robison

April 18, 1962 - October 16, 2015

Benjamin Sutton “Benjie” Robison, Sr., 53, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 at his home in Whatley. Mr. Robison was born April 18, 1962. He had worked as a painter and carpenter. In addition to being an avid Alabama Football fan Mr. Robison enjoyed hunting and fishing. His grandchildren and children were the light of his life and he will be forever remembered as a loving husband,...
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Hybard Delano Paul

December 13, 1932 - September 21, 2015

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Shirley Ann Burge

March 26, 1925 - August 23, 2015

Shirley Ann Whatley Burge, 90, of Grove Hill, passed away August 23, 2015 at her residence. She was born March 26, 1925. She was employed with the Clarke County Board of Education at CCHS as a teacher’s aide and secretary. An avid football fan, she loved all the teams from high school, college and professional ranks. She was a member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church.She was preceded in...
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Thomas Bedford Gates

March 4, 1943 - August 17, 2015

Thomas Bedford Gates, 72, of Whatley, passed away August 17, 2015 at his residence. He was born March 4, 1943. A former bridge tender for Norfolk Southern Railroad, he loved to work with his animals and enjoyed gardening, woodworking and being outdoors. He loved his family, especially children, and always made people laugh.He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Ann Rester Gates;...
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Thomas Branton Gilchrist

November 18, 1946 - August 17, 2015

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David Lee Keller

December 18, 1929 - August 1, 2015

David Lee Keller, 85, a native of Morgan City, Louisiana, and a long-time resident of Greenwood, and later Grove Hill, Alabama, died peacefully at his home, August 1, 2015. He was born December 18, 1929, in Bayou Louis, Louisiana. He was the sixth child of ten children.He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of VFM Post 5106. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Self...
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Thomas Marion Marshall

November 7, 1944 - July 8, 2015

Thomas Marion Marshall, age 70, born November 7, 1944, Birmingham, AL, died July 8, 2015 in Mobile, AL. Mr. Marshall had worked as Senior Customer Service Representative at Delta Airlines for 32 years prior to retirement. Mr. Marshall had served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Yorktown and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Marshall is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Marshall....
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Ruth Gill Williamson

August 9, 1934 - June 12, 2015

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Friends of Clarke County Animal Shelter. Checks should be made payable to the CCDF and "shelter" noted on the memo/for line. Donations should be mailed to the Friends of Clarke County Animal Shelter, 1631 Sugar Creek Drive, Thomasville, Alabama 36784.
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Timothy Wayne Williamson

September 15, 1944 - June 1, 2015

Timothy Wayne Williamson, 70, of Gosport, died June 1, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born September 15, 1944. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of Gosport Hilton Hunting Club. He was a material engineer with the Alabama Department of Transportation for 38 years and was a retired member of the Alabama National Guard.He was preceded in death by his parents, L.E.”...
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Robert Lee Henderson

May 26, 1943 - May 23, 2015

Robert Lee Henderson, age 71, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his home. Mr. Henderson worked at McMillan Bloedel for 31 years and then became the Director of Security at Alabama Southern in Monroeville, AL. In addition, he served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. Henderson and Maude Irene Ezell; brothers, John...
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Robert Lee Henderson

May 26, 1943 - May 23, 2015

Robert Lee Henderson, age 71, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his home. Mr. Henderson worked at McMillan Bloedel for 31 years and then became the Director of Security at Alabama Southern in Monroeville, AL. In addition, he served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. Henderson and Maude Irene Ezell; brothers, John...
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Jeffrey Stancell Latham

September 14, 1982 - April 29, 2015

Jeffrey Stancell Latham, 32, of Grove Hill, AL died April 29, 2015 in Fulton. He was born September 14, 1982. He was employed as a substitute teacher at Jackson Academy. He had earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Auburn University and was working toward his master’s degree.He is survived by his parents, Howard Stancell Latham and Alice Faye Anderson.; four sisters, Melanie...
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Marjorie Faile McCoy

January 8, 1920 - April 28, 2015

Marjorie Faile McCoy, age 95, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She was born in Prichard, AL on January 8, 1920 to the late Roy Cleveland Faile and Cora Lee Beverly. Mrs. McCoy was a retired postal worker. Her heartbeat was to reach people through various missions in her church. She is survived by her son, Billy F. (Debbie) McCoy of Alpharetta, GA and two grandsons,...
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Willie Elisha Sheffield

February 22, 1935 - April 19, 2015

Willie Elisha Sheffield, age 80, born February 22, 1935, died April 19, 2015. Mr. Sheffield was a resident of Grove Hill, AL where he was a member of Magnolia Assembly of God. Mr. Sheffield was a well known figure in downtown Grove Hill for many years as the owner and barber of Kinman Barbershop. A very family oriented man, he loved his family dearly and did anything and everything he could for...
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Mary Elizabeth Norris

August 20, 1925 - April 14, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Estis Norris, 89, entered into rest Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am at Ulcanush Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jesse Griffith and Rev. Eddie Butch Starks will officiate.Mrs. Norris was a native and lifelong resident of Coffeeville and a member of Ulcanush Baptist Church. She was preceded in death...
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Cecil G. Morgan

September 22, 1930 - February 25, 2015

Cecil G. Morgan, 84, a resident of Whatley, AL passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home. Mr. Morgan was born on September 22, 1930 in Allen, AL to the late Madison M. Morgan and Dollie G. West. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. When he came out of the service he was a Corporal. He was a chip operator at Boise Cascade and...
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James Winfred Loper

February 24, 1938 - December 7, 2014

James Winfred Loper, 76, of Chatom entered into rest Sunday, December 7, 2014 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Springhill Baptist Church in Chatom. Interment will follow at Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jim O’Neal will officiate.Mr. Loper was a native and lifelong resident of the Chatom area and was a member of Springhill...
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Norman Wilson

January 10, 1939 - November 23, 2014

Norman Wilson, 75, of Jackson, AL passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at his home. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Wilson Cobb Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was a native and lifelong resident of the Jackson and Grove Hill area. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and worked at Ciba Giege for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and...
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Joseph Edward Baugh

July 7, 1961 - November 17, 2014

Joseph Edward Baugh, 53, of Whatley, AL, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014, at UAB Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 2:30 pm at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill. Interment will follow in Whatley Cemetery. Rev. Leon Harrison will officiate. Mr. Baugh grew up in Greenwood, AL and had resided in the Whatley area since 1980. He was a Maintenance Superintendent...
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James Levon Hicks

November 16, 1939 - November 14, 2014

James Levon Hicks, 74, received his eternal reward on Friday, November 14, 2014 after an extended illness. Mr. Hicks of Grove Hill was born on November 16, 1939 and lived a life of service and leadership to his family, church, and community. He loved his hometown of Grove Hill, fishing, traveling, and Alabama football. Levon was devoted to his family. In 1964 he married his wife Helen, and this...
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Calvin Coolidge McDonald

July 14, 1924 - November 12, 2014

Calvin Coolidge McDonald, 90, of Dickinson, AL, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, November 17, 2014 at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill at 2:00 PM. Rev. Jack Wright will officiate. Interment will follow in Magnolia Lawn Cemetery.A native of Thomasville, AL, Mr. McDonald has resided in Dickinson since retiring from military service in...
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George Edgar White

January 25, 1939 - November 8, 2014

George Edgar White, 75, of Whatley, AL, passed away on Saturday, November 08, 2014, at his home. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Gosport Untied Methodist Church at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Gosport United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jack Wright will officiate.A native of Mobile, AL, Mr. White had resided in Clarke County since 1985. Mr. White was born January...
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Edward Wayne Allen

June 13, 1947 - October 10, 2014

Edward Wayne Allen, 67, of Thomasville, AL, died Friday, October 10, 2014 at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Rockville Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Dr. Kenneth W. Fields will officiate.A native of Chickasaw, AL, Mr. Allen had resided in Thomasville for several years. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army where he was honorably...
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Virginia Grace Wiggins

April 24, 1934 - September 17, 2014

Virginia “Shin” Gibson Wiggins, age 80, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Mrs. Wiggins was born on April 24, 1934. She was a member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being a member of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Study Club. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 at Lathan...
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John Andrew Estis

September 16, 2014

John Andrew Estis, age 57, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. He was born on October 14, 1956 to John. W. Estis and Jessie Faye Mauldin. Mr. Estis loved going to his church, Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. He also loved his family and loved his nieces and nephews as is children. Mr. Estis was preceded in death by his nephew, Michael Kellen, Jr. He is survived by his...
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Tom White Daffin

July 2, 1932 - September 16, 2014

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Lonnie May Baugh

September 11, 1918 - August 27, 2014

Lonnie May Baugh, age 95, of Grove Hill, AL passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She was a native of Clarke County, AL and a homemaker. Mrs. Baugh was preceded in death by her husband, “Buck” Baugh and a grandson, James Sidney Baugh, Jr. She is survived by three sons: James S. (Jeanette) Baugh, Russell Baugh and O’Neal (Brenda) Baugh, all of Grove...
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Marilyn Janeen Miller

April 4, 1947 - August 11, 2014

Marilyn Janeen Miller, 67, of Grove Hill, AL died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 4, 1947 in Anderson, Indiana to the late Melvin F. and Mary F. (Snipes) Clapper. Janeen spent her formative years in Bradenton, FL where she was in the Manatee County School System. A family transfer brought her back to Indiana where she graduated from Windell Wilkie High School. It was...
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Leila Mae Baugh

January 22, 1930 - August 3, 2014

Leila Mae Baugh, age 84, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Thomasville Health and Rehabilitation. She was a homemaker who loved her children and her cats: Allen, Miss Kitty and Leggs. She attended Bassett Creek Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her father, Will Hamilton, her mother Dossie Frances Smith Middleton, her husband, Clyde Baugh, Sr. and two brothers,...
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Jennifer Sue Godwin

May 14, 1968 - June 27, 2014

Jennifer Sue Godwin, 46, of Grove Hill, AL passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Tuscaloosa, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert O. Williams and Linda Harris Williams. Survivors include her husband, Kelly Godwin of Grove Hill, AL; a daughter, Ashley Beck of Birmingham, AL; a son, Justin Godwin of Grove Hill, AL; two sisters: Charlene Harris...
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Ben Charles Smitherman

May 24, 1987 - May 27, 2014

Ben Charles Smitherman departed this life on May 27, 2014. He was born on May 24, 1987 in Selma, AL. With a passion for bull riding, he also loved to hunt and fish. He loves his family and friends and also brought laughter to every occasion and smiles to everyone around him. Survivors include his son, Brandon Smitherman of Tuscaloosa, AL; a daughter, McKenzee Smitherman of Selma, AL; mother,...
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Floyd Eugene Turnbow

May 14, 1957 - May 2, 2014

Mr. Floyd Eugene "Gene" Turnbow, age 56, of Grove Hill, Alabama passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Mr. Turnbow was a native of Illinois and was employed as a maintenance worker at Energex in Thomasville, Alabama.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Turnbow; his father, Floyd Turnbow and his sister, Betty Joyce Rich.  Survivors include his mother, Betty...
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Cathy Rena Paul

July 30, 1964 - April 27, 2014

Cathy Rena Paul, age 49, born July 30, 1964, entered into rest April 27, 2014. Mrs. Paul was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She had worked as a nurse with Grove Hill Healthcare. Mrs. Paul was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church, Grove Hill. She was a very good woman who helped many people. Survived by: Husband- Maurice Paul Children- Catherine Paul Lillian Paul Step-Children-Peyton...
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Cody Allen Hanson

June 5, 1997 - April 27, 2014

Cody Allen Hanson, age 16, born June 5, 1997, entered into rest April 27, 2014. Mr. Hanson was a resident of Grove Hill, AL where he worked at Campbell's Refinishing. He attended Clarke County High School where he was a former marching band member and a current member of the 4H club. Mr. Hanson received First Prize in the Science Fair in 2012. Mr. Hanson was on track to receive an Advanced High...
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Mildred Helen Luff

March 7, 1928 - April 16, 2014

Mildred Helen Luff, age 86, born March 7, 1928, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Luff was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was a retired RN with Anahuac Nursing Center in Anahuac, TX. Mrs. Luff was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile in Mobile, Al, North Allen Homemakers Club, recently receiving her 50...
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Gaythel Dean "CY" Vernon

January 22, 1932 - April 2, 2014

Gaythel Dean "CY" Vernon, age 82, born January 22, 1932, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Vernon was resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a retired pipefitter with Plumbers and Steamfitter Local #119 in Mobile, AL. Mr. Vernon was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He served in the US Army as a Cpl. during the Korean Conflict. Survived by: Wife, Reba H. Vernon...
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Wilbur Grayson Downey

April 11, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Wilbur Grayson Downey, age 86, of Grove Hill, died March 13, 2014, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born to Julius and Mildred Downey on April 11, 1927 in Morvin, AL. He was a graduate of Thomasville High School. He joined the Navy during World War II and served on the USS Guadalupe. Wilbur was a civil engineer and land surveyor. During his career, he worked for the...
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Beatrice Garrick

May 2, 1938 - February 27, 2014

Beatrice Garrick, age 75, born May 2, 1938, entered into rest February 27, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Ms. Garrick was a native of Scyrene, AL and resident of Grove Hill, AL. She had worked for Vanity Fair for 44 years prior to her retirement. Ms. Garrick was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. Survived by: Sister- Ann G. Cox of Grove Hill, AL Nieces & Nephews- Wayne...
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John Erzen, Jr

June 1, 1929 - February 3, 2014

John Erzen, age 84, born June 1, 1929, entered into rest Monday, February 3, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center. Mr. Erzen was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a retired Shift Leader in the knitting department at Vanity Fair having been employed for 41 years. Mr. Erzen was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by: Wife/ Dorothy Erzen of Grove...
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Homer Lawrence Allison, Jr

August 3, 1938 - January 14, 2014

Mr. Homer Lawrence Allison, Jr., age 75, born August 3, 1938, entered into rest January 14, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mr. Allison was a native of Marysville, TN and resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. Mr. Allison was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired after serving 20 years. Mr. Allison had also worked for...
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Jimmie F Wiggins

June 25, 1927 - January 11, 2014

Jimmie F. Wiggins, age 86, born June 25, 1927, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wiggins was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was owner of Wiggins Furniture. Mr. Wiggins was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WII. Survived by: Wife/ Nancy S. Wiggins of Grove Hill, AL Daughter/ Cynthia ReNae...
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William Royce Lindsey

November 16, 1925 - December 31, 2013

William Royce Lindsey, age 88, of Whatley, Alabama, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at USA Medical Center in Mobile as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that day. He was born Nov. 16, 1925, to Joseph Duke and Dula Payne Lindsey and was a 1943 graduate of Clarke County High School. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the First Armored Amphibian Tank Batallion...
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Tommy Ross Wood, Sr

May 24, 1946 - December 19, 2013

Tommy Ross Wood, Sr., age 67, Born May 24, 1946, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Wood was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a retired Corporal with the Alabama State Trooper Department. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Troy, Al and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Survived by: Wife/ Carolyn Wood of Grove Hill, AL Son/ Tommy...
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Claude Baugh

September 18, 1928 - November 8, 2013

Claude Baugh, age 85, born September 18, 1928, entered into rest November 8, 2013 at Grove Hill Hospital. Mr. Baugh was a resident of Grove Hill. He retired as a truck driver from Scotch Lumber Co. Survived by: Sons-Frankie Gene (Ann) Baugh of Grove Hill, AL William Alex (Jean) Baugh of Grove Hill, AL Jimmy Claude (Sheryl) Baugh of Grove Hill, AL Brother-Clarence Baugh of...
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Nell Rhee Kelley

February 26, 1926 - September 7, 2013

Nell Rhee Kelley, age 87, born February 26, 1926, passed away, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center. Mrs. Kelley was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was a retired Secretary with Blossman Gas. Mrs. Kelley was a member of Union Baptist Church. Survived by: Sons/ Ronnie Kelley of Little Rock, Arkansas Royce Kelley of Grove Hill, AL Travis (Melinda)...
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Paula Jean Pugh

September 27, 1959 - September 1, 2013

Paula Jean Pugh, age 53, born September 27, 1959, passed away, September 1, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Ms. Pugh was a resident of Grove Hill. She was a Security Guard with BASF. Ms. Pugh was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. Survived by: Mother/ Thelma Louise Pugh of Grove Hill, AL Brothers/ Raymond (Wanda) Pugh of Meridian MS Rodger Pugh of Grove Hill,...
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Bernice May Garrett

April 7, 1914 - July 30, 2013

Mrs. Bernice May Garrett, longtime resident of Grove Hill, Alabama and widow of Theodore Watrous Garrett Sr., died at her home in Grove Hill on July 30, 2013 at the age of 99. She was a member of a pioneer family of Clarke County, born at Salitpa to the late Edmund Archie May and Lizzie Pitman May. Mrs. Garrett was a Baptist, held life membership in the University of Montevallo Alumni...
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Betty Lorene Haddon

November 5, 1931 - July 27, 2013

Betty L. Haddon, age 82, born November 5, 1931 passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Jackson Health Care Facility. Mrs. Haddon was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was a retired Clerk in the Medical Records Department at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Haddon was a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church, Grove Hill, AL. Survived by: Son/ Tommy L. Haddon of Downey, CA Brothers/ Thomas E....
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Geraldine Shehan

September 13, 1929 - July 5, 2013

Miss Geraldine Shehan was born September 13, 1929. She was raised in Chilton, AL and later attended college in Riverside, CA and Newton, MS. She retired as a school teacher in Coffeeville, AL. Miss Shehan was an active member of Union Grove Baptist Church; she loved her church, friends, family and mostly her Lord and savior Jesus Christ. She had a fond love for children and animals, also. She was...
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Travis Nelson Fuller

July 3, 1961 - June 20, 2013

Travis Nelson Fuller, age 51, born July 3, 1961 passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013. Mr. Fuller was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a truck driver with Silver Creek Logging and was a member of Asbury Baptist Church. Survived by: Son/ Mathew Fuller of Grove Hill, AL Daughters/ Lois Fuller of Grove Hill, AL Jennifer Fuller of Grove Hill, AL Brothers/ Cecil ...
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Justin Dwight Johnson

March 8, 1994 - May 12, 2013

Justin Dwight Johnson, age 19, born March 8, 1994, passed away Sunday May 12, 2013. Justin was a lifetime resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a Salesman with G&D Outdoors. Justin was a 2012 graduate of Clarke Prep and was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. Survived by: Parents/ Jimmie Dwight and Jennifer Barnes Johnson of Grove Hill, AL Grandparents/ Jimmy and Phyllis Barnes of...
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Lisa Lynn Anderson

February 10, 1963 - January 28, 2013

Lisa Lynn Anderson, 49, daughter of the late Joe and Nell Anderson, a native of Grove Hill, AL and resident of Mobile, AL died Monday, January 28, 2013 at a local hospital. Lisa graduated with honors from Mobile College School of Nursing as an RN. She worked at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Providence Hospital for many years as a Nurse Manager and Mentor to new nursing graduates as well as...
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Edward Lee Thornton, Jr

November 23, 1917 - January 24, 2013

Edward Lee Thornton, Jr., age 95, born November 23, 1917, passed away January 24, 2013 at West Gate Village Nursing Home in Brewton, AL. Mr. Thornton was a former resident of West Bend, AL and current resident of Brewton, AL. He was a retired timber man and small store owner. Mr. Thornton was a Veteran of World War II having served in the Merchant Marines as well as a Mason of fifty plus years. ...
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Tommie Dee Kennedy

November 18, 1913 - January 24, 2013

Tommie Dee Kennedy, age 99, born November 18, 1913 in Jackson, AL to Thomas M. and Martha Wilson Bradford, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Kennedy a resident of Dickinson, AL attended Clarke County High School and the State Teacher's College at Livingston (now University of West Alabama). She taught school in Pine Hill, Dickinson, Grove Hill and...
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Ethel Tucker Raffield

September 22, 1922 - January 6, 2013

Ethel Tucker Raffield, age 90, born September 22, 1922, died January 6, 2013. Mrs. Raffield was a lifelong resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was a Postal Clerk who retired after many years of service with the U.S.P.S.. Mrs. Raffield was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. Survived by: Daughter- Rebecca R. Hawkins of Atlanta, AL 6 Grandchildren- Fred Gilbert Mott, Jr James Henry Mott ...
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Lemuel Lavoyd Hudson

December 1, 2012

Lavoyd L. Hudson, age 73, passed away December 1, 2012. Mr. Hudson was a native of Grove Hill, AL and resident of Mobile, AL. He was a faithful member and deacon of Airport Blvd Baptist Church and played the guitar in the Praise Band. Survived by: Wife of 53 years- Joyce Hudson Children- Steven Hudson, Sam (Cindy) Hudson, Stan (Lin) Hudson, Shawn Hudson Siblings- Elma Ogle, Doris...
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Merilyn Jones

April 6, 1932 - October 27, 2012

Merilyn Jones, age 80, born April 6, 1932, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Madison Manor Nursing Home in Madison, AL. Ms. Jones was a resident of Tuscaloosa, AL prior to moving to Madison, AL. She was a retired Professor of Music at the University of Alabama. Ms. Jones was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Survived by: Sister/ Paula J. Reid of Grove Hill, AL Niece/...
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Gracie Mae Tucker

May 14, 1921 - September 30, 2012

Gracie Mae Tucker, age 91, born May 14, 1921 passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Eight Mile Nursing Home. Mrs. Tucker was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was a homemaker. Survived by: Sons/ Donald (Judith) Tucker of Grove Hill, AL Willie Lee "Billy" (Mary) Tucker of Mobile, AL Brothers/ Thomas Earl Knight of Dixon Mills, AL Robert A. Knight of...
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Alice Lorena Armistead

September 20, 1928 - September 20, 2012

Alice Lorena Armistead, age 84, born September 20, 1928, died September 20, 2012 in Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Armistead was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was self-employed. Mrs. Armistead was a member of Union Baptist Church. Survived by: Sons- Vic Dungan of Vineland, AL Donnie Dungan of Mobile, AL 6 Grandchildren 20 Great Grandchildren 2 Great-Great Grandchildren ...
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David Duke Lindsey

September 26, 1930 - August 30, 2012

David Duke Lindsey, age 81, born September 26, 1930, passed away August 30, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Lindsey was a native and resident of Whatley, AL. He retired from the Alabama Department of Transportation as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Mr. Lindsey was a member of Horeb Baptist Church. Survived by: Son- Mikey (Gayle) Lindsey of Pace, FL Daughter- Susan (Daryl) Drinkard of...
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Harry Robert Spidle

July 30, 1930 - August 17, 2012

Harry Robert Spidle, age 82, born July 30, 1930, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mr. Spidle was a resident of Whatley, AL. He was retired in Mechanical Maintenance with Georgia Pacific. Mr. Spidle was a member of Christian Valley Baptist Church and served in the US Army. Survived by: Son/ Bob (Kathy) Spidle of Whatley, AL Daughters/ Linda (Lonnie)...
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Tony Edwin DuBose

August 19, 1958 - July 31, 2012

Tony Edwin DuBose, age 53 born August 19, 1958 passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. DuBose was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a Technical Operator with BASF and was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church, Grove Hill, AL. Survived by: Wife/ Susan Cooper DuBose of Grove Hill, AL Sisters/ Debbie DuBose of Silas, AL Janice (Terry) Williams of Silas,...
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Jim Alton Wiggins

October 12, 1936 - July 22, 2012

Jim Alton Wiggins, age 75, born October 12, 1936, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Wiggins was a native of Coffeeville, AL and a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a Retired Commercial startup and troubleshooting on refrigeration units with Frick. He was a Charger Member of Tompkins Baptist Church. Survived by: Son/ Jeffrey Wiggins of Dallas, TX Daughters/...
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Pamela Diane Knight Nelson

July 26, 1958 - July 22, 2012

Pamela Diane Knight Nelson, age 53, born July 26, 1958, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at her residence in Grove Hill. Ms. Nelson is a native of Fayette, AL and a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was Real Estate Property Manager with Young's Realty. Ms. Nelson was a member of Livingston Baptist Church in Livingston, AL, People First and Civitan Club. She was a graduate of University of...
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William Lamar Hicks

May 7, 1932 - July 18, 2012

William Lamar Hicks, age 80, born May 7, 1932, passed away July 18, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hicks was a resident of Dickinson, AL. He was a retired car dealer and a member of Salem Baptist Church, Scyrene, AL. Mr. Hicks served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Survived by: Wife- Havaline Joy R. Hicks of Dickinson, AL Son- Billy Hicks of Dickinson, AL ...
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Cora Ann Coleman

December 2, 1934 - July 2, 2012

Cora Ann Coleman, age 77, born December 2, 1934, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Coleman was a native of Laska, AL in Marengo County and a resident of Grove Hill for the past 72 years. She was a retired teacher with the Clarke County Board of Education where she taught at the Coffeeville School for 12 years, and Grove Hill Academy for 7 years after which she became a...
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John Edmund "Jack" Adams, Jr.

August 7, 1926 - June 16, 2012

John Edmund "Jack" Adams, Jr., age 85, born August 7, 1926, passed away Saturday June 16, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Adams was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was an Attorney with Adams, Adams and Wilson graduating from University of Alabama School of Business and Commerce and the University of Alabama Law School. Mr. Adams was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alabama Bar Association and the...
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Frank "Peter" Gregory, Jr

September 6, 1930 - June 15, 2012

Frank A. "Peter" Gregory, Jr., age 81, born September 6, 1930, passed away June 15, 2012 at his home in Grove Hill. Mr. Gregory retired as a train man from Southern (now Norfolk Southern). He was a member of Horeb Baptist Church, Whatley, AL. Mr. Gregory was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean Conflict. Survived by: Sons- Michael Gregory of Grove Hill, AL Bryan...
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Owen Thomas Armistead

May 17, 1934 - May 13, 2012

Owen Thomas Armistead, age 77, born May 17, 1934, passed away Sunday May 13, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Armistead was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for 35 years with the Alabama D.O.T. Mr. Armistead was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill. He served in the National Guard in Artillery. Survived by: Wife of 40 years/ Lillie Mae Armistead...
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George Thomas "Tommy" Dumas

March 4, 1938 - May 3, 2012

George Thomas "Tommy" Dumas, age 74, a native of Grove Hill, AL, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was born March 4, 1938, in Grove Hill, AL and was a devoted husband and father, graduate of Clarke County High School, member of Union Baptist Church, and retiree of Weyerhaeuser Co. Mr. Dumas was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow W. Dumas, mother, Etta Goodwin Dumas, and brother, Royce D....
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Hazel Nell Haskew Etheridge

April 20, 1939 - April 7, 2012

Hazel Nell Haskew Etheridge, age 72, born April 20, 1939 passed away at her resident Saturday, April 7, 2012. Mrs. Etheridge was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Etheridge was a retired Deputy Circuit Clerk with the State of Alabama at the Clarke County Courthouse and served in several church and community organizations. Survived by: Sons/...
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Jason DeWitt Powell, Sr.

June 15, 1969 - March 28, 2012

Jason DeWitt Powell, Sr., age 42, born June 15, 1969, passed away at his residence Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Mr. Powell was a resident of Grove Hill, AL. He was an Operations Manager with Francis Powell Enterprises. Mr. Powell was a Graduate of University of Mobile and a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. Survived by: Parents/ Francis Powell and Jimmie Frances "San-San" Powell of...
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Walter Earl Brewer

June 21, 1941 - March 26, 2012

Walter Earl Brewer, age 70, born June 21, 1941, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Brewer was a native of Jackson, AL and a resident of Whatley, AL. He was retired from Olin Corporation as a Purchasing Agent. Mr. Brewer was a member of United Methodist Church in Jackson. Survived by: Wife/ Enid Joy Waddill Brewer of Whatley, AL Daughters/ Robin Brewer Walters of...
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Leonard Knight

May 11, 1928 - March 23, 2012

Leonard Knight A native of Sandflat and resident of Grove Hill passed away March 23, 2012 at age 83 in the Thomasville Nursing Home. He was born May 11, 1928. Mr. Knight retired from Courtaulds in Axis, AL after 35 years. Mr. Knight enjoyed gardening, yard work (especially weedeating), riding his 4-wheeler, hunting and fishing. Mr. Knight was preceded in death by his parents John and Clyde...
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Thomas Bradley "Brad" Baugh

July 26, 1990 - March 12, 2012

Thomas Bradley "Brad" Baugh, age 21, born July 26, 1990, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at USA Medical Center. Mr. Baugh was a resident of Whatley, AL. He was a Iron Worker with Burkes Mechanical and was a member of Pine Hill Chapel in Pine Hill, AL. Survived by: Father/ Tony Baugh of Grove Hill, AL Step Mother/ Kimberly Baugh of Grove Hill, AL Step Father/ Larry Rush of...
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Ida Mae Wilson

May 23, 1912 - March 3, 2012

Ida Mae Wilson, age 99, born May 23, 1912, died March 3, 2012 at Thomasville Nursing Home. Mrs. Wilson was a native and lifelong resident of Grove Hill, AL. She was a retired Area Supervisor for Phil Enterprises. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the TEL Sunday School Class and First Baptist Church, Grove Hill, AL Survived by: Son- L. J. (June) Wilson of Grove Hill, AL Daughters- Betty M. (the...
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Jewel O. Bedwell

February 24, 1939 - March 1, 2012

Jewel O. Bedwell, age 73, born February 24, 1939, entered into rest March 1, 2012 at Jackson Health Care Facility. Ms. Bedwell was a native and resident of Coffeeville, AL. She was a waitress at Coffeeville Dairy Bar. Ms. Bedwell was a member of Center Point Baptist Church, Coffeeville, AL. Survived by: Son- Mark (Jennifer) Bedwell of Newbern, AL Brothers- Wayne Bedwell of Coffeeville,...
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