Lathan Funeral Home

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.


Our Obituaries

L. C. James

August 26, 1940 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Gregory Scott Jones

October 15, 1976 - September 20, 2017

Gregory Scott Jones, 40, of Chatom, passed away September 20, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. He was born October 15, 1976 to Clarence and DeeLayne Jones. He was an avid fan of the Florida State Seminole football program and enjoyed entertaining his family and friends as a comedian.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his daughter, Maci Jones; sisters, Tanya ...
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Nora Lee Beck

March 8, 1922 - September 19, 2017

Nora Lee Motes Beck, age 95, passed away September 19, 2017. Mrs. Beck was born March 8, 1922 to the late Jim and Fannie Motes. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Jackson. Mrs. Beck was extremely well loved and cared for by her extensive family. Mrs. Beck was predeceased by her children, Mary M. York and Jimmy A. Beck; siblings, Sam Motes, Eva Howell, Ann Etheridge, Ruby D. Sellers,...
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Barbara Ann Cole

February 5, 1941 - September 16, 2017

Barbara Ann Cole, 76, of Grove Hill, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Diversicare Nursing Home in Foley. She was born February 5, 1941 to John E. Baugh and Eizabeth Henson Baugh. A member of Uriah United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Monroe County Women’s Auxilliary. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing piano.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,...
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Ruby Lee Chancey

October 26, 1934 - September 9, 2017

Ruby Lee Chancey, 82, a native of Coffeeville & long time resident of Satsuma, passed away September 9, 2017 at Mobile Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born October 26, 1934 to Richard and Lena Bell Dunagan. She loved being outdoors and particularly enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. A homemaker, she was also a member of Bethel Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents...
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Ralph Neal

July 28, 1938 - September 9, 2017

Ralph Dewey Neal, Jr. M.D., age 79, a long-time resident of Grove Hill, Alabama, passed away at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 9, 2017. He was born in Grove Hill on July 9, 1938 and was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Dewey Neal, Sr. M.D. and Pearl Kirkland Neal. Ralph was greatly loved and is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Catherine Moore Neal; his...
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James Earl Gwin

September 29, 1938 - September 8, 2017

James E. “Carl” Gwin, 78, passed away September 8, 2017 at his residence in Walker Springs. He was born September 29, 1938 to Albert and Elenor Lee Gwin. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Boise Cascade after having worked there for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cattle. He was baptized at the Walker Springs Methodist Church.Survivors include his wife...
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Jewell B. Taylor

February 16, 1930 - September 4, 2017

Jewell Batley Taylor, 87, of Leroy, passed away September 4, 2017 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born January 16, 1930 to Joseph and Jewell Gill Batley. A Daughter of the Confederacy, she was also a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church who loved planting flowers and cooking.She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jay Taylor and brothers, Fred Batley and W.E. Batley.She is...
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Arthur Ray Jenks

February 22, 1952 - September 2, 2017

Arthur Ray Jenks, 65, of Grove Hill, passed away September 2, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born February 22, 1952 in Atmore to Arthur and Audie Mae Jenks. A 1970 graduate of Jackson High School, he married Willodean Jenks on June 6, 1970. The couple lived in Grove Hill and he was an insurance salesman for many years. He also enjoyed working for Western Auto in his younger years....
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Osceola Henderson

November 17, 1934 - September 1, 2017

Osceola Howard Henderson, age 82, passed away September 1, 2017. Mrs. Henderson was born November 17, 1934 to the late Boyd and Lavonia Howard and was a life-long resident of Washington County. She had worked as an inspector for CAM Manufacturing in Chatom.She is survived by her children: Gwen Byrd (Steve), Malcolm Norred (Lisa), Howard Henderson; siblings: Simon Howard, Travis Howard, Dysie Odom...
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James Franklin Butts

March 5, 1943 - August 30, 2017

James Franklin “Bo” Butts, 74, of Semmes, passed away August 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 5, 1943 to William Thomas and Aline Curry Butts. After serving in the U.S. Army, he was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a core driller. He was also an avid fan of Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Koen...
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Lyla B. Koch

January 12, 1933 - August 25, 2017

Lyla B. Koch, 84, of Jackson, passed away August 25, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born January 12, 1933 to John L. and Thera Mae Bumpers. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Jackson.She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry Bumpers.She is survived by her children, Linda (Michael) Middleton, Rudy G. Koch; grandchildren, Chandler (Lisa) Koch, Landon ...
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Herbert Steven Harrison

June 11, 1958 - August 24, 2017

Herbert Steven Harrison, 59, of Fulton, passed away August 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 11, 1958. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, playing guitar and collecting baseball cards. He had also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Harrison and brother, Chris Harrison.He is survived by his wife, Barbara Harrison; son,...
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Hester Smith Watters

February 10, 1932 - August 24, 2017

Funeral services will be 11 am on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Grove Hill First Baptist Church with a visitation starting at 10 am.
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Lena Yvonne Taylor

March 23, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Lena Yvonne Taylor, 78, of Chatom, passed away August 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1939 to Dan and Virgie Beech.She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, George D. Beech; daughter, Kelly Taylor and siblings, Johnny Ray (Alice) Beech and Doris (Gibeon) Smith.She is survived by her husband of 59 years, H.B. Taylor; children, Jade (Kent) Younge, Thad Taylor; sister...
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Alfred Cleiland Driskell

September 26, 1938 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Barrymore G. London

March 22, 1936 - August 21, 2017

Barry Glenn London Sr., 81, of Chatom, passed away August 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 22, 1936 to Hurbert and Achsa London. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he was employed with Scott Paper Co./Great Northern Paper as a pipefitter and enjoyed fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna (Rodney) McKinney; brother-in-law, Dave Stoddard and sister-in-law, Dianne...
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Clayton Franklin Kight

March 8, 1940 - August 21, 2017

Clayton Franklin “Frank” Kight, 77, of Leroy, passed away August 21, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born March 8, 1940 to Dolphus and Allie Kight. He received numerous sales and service awards during his career in insurance that spanned more than 30 years. A devoted family man, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and other family members and was known as a man...
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Gary William Reeves

August 19, 1967 - August 19, 2017

Gary William Reeves, 50, of Clarksville, TN, passed away August 19, 2017 at Tennova Medical Center in Clarksville. He was born August 19, 1967 to Charles and Betty Reeves of Leroy. A member of Leroy Baptist Church, he had been employed in the construction industry as a carpenter and had served in the Army National Guard.He was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by his mother; children...
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Ray Bernard Harrell

July 31, 1934 - August 16, 2017

Ray B. Harrell, 83, of Grove Hill, passed away August 16, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 31, 1934 to Bernard and Emodine Harrell. He had been a proud member of the 116th Signal Co. of the Alabama National Guard, retiring with the rank of Staff Sgt. and had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was also a retired Alabama State Trooper and a member of Grove Hill United...
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Krandle Eugene Pylant

January 4, 1959 - August 15, 2017

Krandle Eugene Pylant, Sr., 58, of Wagarville, passed away August 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 4, 1959 to Melvin and Bonnie Pylant. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, Alabama football and spending as much time as possible with his children and grandchildren.He is survived by his parents; his wife of 38 years, Jayne White Pylant; children, Krandle Pylant, Jr.,...
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Lucinda Jean Norris

January 26, 1969 - August 7, 2017

Lucinda Jean Norris, 48, of Coffeeville, passed away August 7, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 26, 1969 to Clarence and Mary Norris. While her hobbies included stamp collecting and photography, her real passion was for her position as a legal secretary with the Phil Perkins Law Firm. She was a member of Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville.She was preceded in death by her parents...
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Earline Gill

February 2, 1929 - August 6, 2017

Earleane Sullivan Gill, 88, of Citronelle, passed away August 6, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Washington County on February 2, 1929 to D.R. and Mattie Sullivan. Although she was primarily a homemaker, she was employed for some time by Citronelle First Baptist Church where students referred to her affectionately as “Granny Gill.”She was preceded in death by her parents and...
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John Lee Savage

December 22, 1956 - August 5, 2017

John Lee Savage, Jr., 60, of Foley and previously of Jackson, passed away August 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 22, 1956 to John Lee Savage, Sr. and Joann Savage (Sonny) Williams.An avid hunter and fisherman, he was also a fan of Alabama football and enjoyed spending time helping others and doing carpentry work. He awoke every morning in time to watch the sunrise over a cup of...
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Caleb Michael Bailey

February 2, 1996 - August 2, 2017

Airman First Class Caleb Michael Bailey, 21, of St. Stephens, passed away August 2, 2017 in an automobile accident. He was born February 2, 1996 to Michael (Jennifer) Bailey and Bobbi Bailey. A 2014 graduate of Washington County High School, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing guitar. He had been employed as a painter and sandblaster in the construction industry.He was preceded in death by...
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Eloise Etheredge-Gill

December 16, 1929 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Sara Knight

September 22, 1929 - July 25, 2017

Sara Puckett Knight, 87, passed away July 25, 2017. She was born September 22, 1929 to the late John Taylor & Maggie Puckett, Sr. Mrs. Knight was a resident of Grove Hill where she was an active member of the Faith Sunday School Class of Grove Hill Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a retired English and Latin teacher who also tutored many students in the...
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Matthew Simon Godwin

October 10, 1984 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Betty Jean Gahlinger

April 20, 1940 - July 20, 2017

Betty J. Gahlinger, 77, of Jackson, passed away July 20, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born April 20, 1940 to Hubert and Mary Ann Miller. A retired teacher with the Clarke County Board of Education, she was also a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, Eastern Star and the Jackson Women’s Club. She enjoyed cooking, art, spending time with family and travel.She was preceded in death...
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Betty J. Gahlinger

April 20, 1940 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Kenneth Ray Minor

November 9, 1951 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Elsie Overstreet Jones

February 13, 1928 - July 14, 2017

Elsie O. Jones, 89, of Gainestown, passed away July 14, 2017 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born February 13, 1928 to Jeff and Vera Overstreet. She had been employed as a doctor’s assistant with Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and was a member of Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Howard Jones and siblings, T.J....
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Nettie Inez Hayes

April 6, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Nettie Inez Hayes, 90, of Chatom, passed away July 8, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born April 6, 1927 to John Franklin and Edna Dees. A member of the Chatom Church of God, she had also been employed as a cafeteria worker with the Washington County Board of Education. She was an avid fan of the Alabama football team, and enjoyed numerous hobbies including watching...
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Carl Dewitt Brown

September 8, 1930 - July 7, 2017

Carl Dewitt Brown, 86, of Jackson, passed away July 7, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born September 8, 1930 to Frank and Mattie Brown. A member of Oyster Bay Baptist Church in Gulf Shores, he adopted the First United Methodist Church when he moved to Jackson. A mechanic by trade, he loved fixing things and enjoyed woodworking and yard work. He had been employed by Clarke County Motors,...
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Floyd Terrill Middleton

July 30, 1962 - July 5, 2017

Floyd Terrill “Terry” Middleton, 54, of Jackson, passed away July 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1962 to Floyd C. (Gloria) Middleton and Linda Dearmon Chambless. A member of Stave Creek Baptist Church, he enjoyed spending time at the river fishing, going hunting, working on a race car with family members or playing with his grandchildren. He was also an avid fan of...
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Albert Coley Andrews

August 19, 1984 - July 3, 2017

Albert Coley Andrews, II, 32, passed away July 3, 2017. Coley was a lifelong resident of Jackson where he worked as an electrician for the majority of his adult life. He was an amazing artist who loved to draw and left his mark on many lives through his tattoo artistry. Coley was a passionate, self-taught guitarist with a natural talent. Above all, Coley loved his son with whom he shared his...
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Benny Elvin Hodge

April 24, 1948 - July 2, 2017

Benny Elvin Hodge, 69, of Gainestown, passed away July 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 24, 1948 to Elvin and Estelle Hodge. He was a retired vibration analyst with Boise Cascade and a member of Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville. Although he enjoyed watching all football, he was an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but one of his favorite...
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Betty Cannon

April 7, 1936 - July 1, 2017

Betty Jean Brewer Cannon, 81, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. Betty was born April 7, 1936, to George Alma Brewer and Maggie Elrod Brewer, and resided most of her life in McIntosh, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents and eleven siblings. She was a member of McIntosh United Methodist Church. She retired from Searcy Hospital where she served as a Dental Assistant. She loved to...
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Betty Jean Cannon

April 7, 1936 - July 1, 2017

Betty Jean Brewer Cannon, 81, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. Betty was born April 7, 1936, to George Alma Brewer and Maggie Elrod Brewer, and resided most of her life in McIntosh, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents and eleven siblings. She was a member of McIntosh United Methodist Church. She retired from Searcy Hospital where she served as a Dental Assistant. She loved to...
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Clifford LaGrande Beck

December 30, 1964 - June 30, 2017

Clifford LaGrande Beck, 52, of Jackson, passed away June 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 30, 1964 to Cecil and Ann Beck. He was a retired X-ray technician. He loved movies, music and was a dragon collector.He is survived by his parents; grandmother, Virge Beck, niece, Madison Marie Beck; aunts, Faye (Bill) Eubanks, Bonnie (Jimmy) Furr; uncle, Donnie Cole; cousin, Marcus Furr and...
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Jean Claire Payne

July 28, 1924 - June 27, 2017

Jean McCrary PayneJean Claire McCrary Payne of Jackson died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Jackson Health Care in Jackson. A service of celebration of her life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson on Friday, June 30, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Taylor Morgan and her son, the Rev. Dr. Rhett Payne, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Pine Crest Cemetery in Jackson.Mrs....
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Sarah Pamelia Ellisor

July 13, 1943 - June 19, 2017

Sarah Pamelia “Pam” Ellisor, 73, of Coffeeville, passed away June 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1943 to Ned and Minah Lee Myrick. She had been employed as a teacher’s aide with the Clarke County Board of Education. Her many hobbies included reading, sodoku, crochet and cross stitching.She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 51 years, Adam...
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John Clayton Reynolds

March 3, 1958 - June 15, 2017

John Clayton “Johnny” Reynolds, Jr., 59, of Eight Mile, passed away June 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 3, 1958 to John C. Reynolds, Sr. and Betty Freeman Reynolds. Having established a relationship with the Lord late in his life, his favorite quote had become “All my hallelujahs belong to Him.”He was preceded in death by his birth mother.He is survived by...
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Jewel Dell Rish

January 29, 1927 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Grove Hill, Grove Hill, AL.
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George Davis Stoudenmire

October 21, 1934 - June 6, 2017

George Davis Stoudenmire, 82, of Jackson, passed away June 6, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born October 21, 1934 to Hilliard and Madie Stoudenmire. He was a retired civil engineer with the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Mobile and a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Jackson. An Auburn University graduate, he was a devoted fan of the football team as well as of the Atlanta...
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Robert Coma Bumpers

December 15, 1946 - May 28, 2017

Robert C. “Bob” Bumpers, Jr., 70, of Jackson, passed away May 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 15, 1946 to Robert Bumpers, Sr. and Keeble Bumpers. A teacher at Jackson High School, he served the school in many capacities, including coaching with the football team and softball team and was member of Aggie Nation. He was also active in the community, serving on the...
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James Hill Deavers

May 23, 1934 - May 26, 2017

James Hill “Jim” Deavers, 83, of Birmingham, passed away May 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 23, 1934 in Montgomery, but grew up in Grove Hill. He graduated from Clarke County High School in 1952 and from the University of Alabama in 1957 where he was active in Pi Kappa Phi. He received a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth,...
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Jack Luis Jordan

May 15, 1952 - May 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Sheryl Ann Goller

July 7, 1951 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Lemoyne Lemoyne Hearn

May 29, 1937 - May 17, 2017

Lemoyne Hearn, 79, of Chatom, AL passed away May 17, 2017 at Washington County Hospital. She was born May 29, 1937 to Isaac K. Lane and Bessie McDonald Lane. She and her husband of 61 years, Joseph Hearn, Sr. were the owners of Hearn Ford in Chatom for more than 50 years.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, sister: Donna Burn, and brother: Jerry Lane.She is survived by daughter,...
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Walter Edward Gates

April 12, 1943 - May 16, 2017

Walter E. Gates, 74, of Gainestown, passed away May 16, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 12, 1943 to S.V. Gates and Mary Ellen Gates. He enjoyed many hobbies, including model airplanes, racing cars, hunting fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was particularly fond of watching them participate in baseball games.He was preceded in death...
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Bonnie C. Moss

June 3, 1966 - May 15, 2017

Bonnie Faye Moss, 50, of Chatom, passed away May 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 3, 1966 to Daniel Lamar Carpenter and Carlyon Sue Parnell Carpenter. She was a 1984 graduate of Washington County High School and attended the University of West Alabama. She was employed by Ciba-Geigy (BASF) for 28 years. A member of Chatom Church of God, she was a proud member of the church choir and...
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Annie Pearl Counselman

September 11, 1918 - May 11, 2017

Annie Pearl Counselman, 98, of Coffeeville, passed away May 11, 2017 at a family residence in Jackson. She was born September 11, 1918 to John and Addie Mauldin. Her many hobbies included cooking, sewing, crocheting and tending her flowers. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was most happy when the house was full with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Bethel Baptist...
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Oris Dicks Harrison

August 10, 1932 - May 8, 2017

Oris Dicks Harrison, Jr., 84, of Jackson, passed away May 8, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1932 to Oris Dicks Harrison, Sr. and Iris Gates Harrison. A veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, he had also been employed as an instrument supervisor at Olin Chemical Corp. and was a member of the Jackson Church of Christ.He was preceded in death by his parents and sister,...
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James Prentiss Brooks

October 23, 1934 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Glenda Carol Willis

September 13, 1954 - April 29, 2017

Glenda Carol Willis, 62, of Jackson, passed away April 29, 2017 at Providence Hospital. She was born September 13, 1954 to Minnie Jean and A.G. Beck. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church and had been employed by Olin and the City of Jackson Water Department.She is survived by her husband, William Willis; children, Mike Grayson, Christopher “Critter” (Jessica) Willis, Crystal...
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Vivian Taylor Bolen

December 13, 1923 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Vivian Taylor Bolen

December 13, 1923 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Joseph Charles McCorquodale

December 2, 1920 - April 17, 2017

The Passing of Alabama Titan Joe McCorquodaleJoseph Charles “Joe” McCorquodale, Jr. passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 96. Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty, who passed away in 2009 after a marriage that spanned 67 years.The roots of the McCorquodale family run deep in the fertile soil of Clarke County, Alabama. Joe was born in Mobile Alabama and...
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John D. Miller

May 8, 1933 - April 14, 2017

John David Miller, Jr., 83, of Jackson, passed away April 14, 2017 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was born May 8, 1933 to John David Miller, Sr. and Martha Rogers Miller. He was a graduate of The University of West Alabama, a member of Jackson First United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 385 and had retired after 33 years as a training technician with Texaco. He had also...
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Gerald Beck Pugh

March 15, 1934 - April 13, 2017

Gerald Beck “Gerry” Pugh, 83, of Jackson, passed away April 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 15, 1934 to Hughie B. “Shug” Pugh and Lomie Hare Pugh. He had been employed with Alabama Power for 42 years. He was also active in his community and loved to square dance. An active member at River Hill Baptist Church, he served as a deacon and music director for 52...
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Ira Nell Stephens

June 26, 1932 - April 12, 2017

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Bryant Bernard Bolen

January 12, 1948 - April 10, 2017

Bryant B. Bolen, Jr., 69, of Jackson, passed away April 10, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born January 12, 1948 to Bryant B. Bolen, Sr. and Mary Holcombe Bolen.An avid hunter and fisherman, he had also been active member of the Rotary Club which recognized him as a Paul Harris Fellow, a nationally recognized honor. He was also a member of Jackson United Methodist Church and Bear Lake, a...
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Lebron White Durden

July 26, 1939 - March 30, 2017

Lebron White Durden, 77, of Monroeville, passed away March 21, 2017. She was born July 26, 1939. She was a loving wife and mother, and family was so precious to her. Even though she suffered tremendous losses throughout her life, she stayed steadfast in her faith and loved the Lord. She will be dearly missed by so many, but we will see her again soon. It’s OK sweet Mama to let go and go to...
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Tommie Henley Chastain

November 25, 1920 - March 30, 2017

Tommie Henley Chastain, 96, of Jackson passed away March 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 25, 1920 to Thomas Thurman Henley and Ida Corley Henley. She was a member of Jackson First Baptist Church and the Jackson Garden Club. A devoted homemaker, she was a cherished member of her family who will miss her loving presence.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dock L....
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Angela York McIlwain

September 5, 1957 - March 23, 2017

Angela York McIlwain, 59, of Salitpa, passed away March 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 5, 1957 to Waymond and Mary York, both of whom preceded her in death.She is survived by her sister, Tammy (Mark) Mitchell; niece, Erica (Clifton) Byrd; great nieces and nephew, Swayze Phelan, Swayden Byrd, Mary Snydel Byrd; grandmother, Nora Beck; aunts and uncles, Christine Hayes, John A. ...
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Margie Williams McIlwain

April 26, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Margie Lee McIlwain, 91, of Laton Hill, passed away March 21, 2017 in Mobile. She was born April 26, 1925 to Thomas Jefferson Williams and Alabama Lee Williams. She was raised in Washington County and was an active member of Laton Hill Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Grover McIlwain who passed away September 2, 2012.She is survived by children, Alton McIlwain,...
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Evelyn Reeves McDonald

April 6, 1931 - March 20, 2017

Evelyn Reeves McDonald, 85, of Jackson died March 20, 2017 in Jackson Medical Center. Mrs. McDonald was a lifelong resident of Jackson and a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. McDonald is survived by her daughters, Pattie (Ed) Mueller of Hampton, VA, Mary (Steve) Holcomb of Cabot, AR, Carol Love of Mansfield, LA; brother, Thomas (Jewel) Beverly of Jackson; seven grandchildren and 11 great...
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Sheila Marie Jones

May 27, 1966 - March 16, 2017

Sheila Miller Jones, 50, of Jackson, passed away March 16, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born May 27, 1966 to Roy and Evelyn Morgan Miller. She was especially fond of her rat terrier, Gracie, and enjoyed spending time watching basketball, football and crime documentaries,She was preceded in death by her father.She is survived by her mother; children, Cheston Jones, Falon Jones (Jeff...
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Natasha Tarleton Baggett

August 28, 1975 - March 16, 2017

Natasha Tarleton Baggett, 41, of Grove Hill, passed away March 16, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born July 28, 1975 to Brenda R. Tarleton and Richard I. “Dicky” Tarleton. She was a 1993 graduate of Grove Hill Academy and a member of Union Baptist Church in Grove Hill.She is survived by her parents; daughter, Hannah Lane Baggett; sisters, Sherry T. Gregson, Jennifer B....
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Jane Carole Dumas

September 5, 1948 - March 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Frances Williamson Roberts

March 26, 1929 - March 12, 2017

Frances Williamson Roberts, 87, passed away Saturday, March 11. She was born March 26, 1929 to Fred and Bertha Smith Williamson of the Hebron Community. She attended elementary and high school in the Clarke County, Alabama school system. She later attended Livingston University (currently University of West Alabama). She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Alabama...
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Bertha Frances Roberts

March 26, 1929 - March 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Laurie Len Roberts

June 8, 1961 - March 10, 2017

Laurie Len Roberts, 55, of Coffeeville, passed away March 10, 2017 in Monroe County. He was born June 8, 1961 to Ewell Dayton Roberts and Martha Purvis Roberts. An employee of Georgia Pacific Pulp Mill, he was also a Man of God with a servant’s heart who very much enjoyed helping others. He enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors, but more than anything, he was a devoted and loving...
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Allen Courington

October 25, 1938 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Marlin Roy Bolen

February 17, 1938 - March 8, 2017

Marlin Roy Bolen, 79, of Jackson, passed away March 8, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born February 19, 1938 to Lloyd and Peggy Bolen. A retired supervisor with Bell South Telephone Company, he was also a very active member of First United Methodist Church of Jackson where he served in numerous positions.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his wife of 58 years,...
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Howard Glenn Nichols

August 16, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Howard Glenn Nichols, age 81, of Coffeeville, AL died February 28, 2017 in Mobile, AL. Mr. Nichols was born August 16, 1935 to Elbert S. and Roberta Campbell Nichols. He will be fondly remembered as a proud veteran and devoted family man who adored his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Miriam P. Nichols; children, Lynn N. (James “Bubba...
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James Edward Sims

June 2, 1933 - February 28, 2017

James Edward Sims, 83, of Coffeeville, passed away February 28, 2017 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. He was born June 2, 1933 to Claude F. Sims and Eva Mae Truett Sims. A member of Center Point Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Sons of the Confederacy and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was also an avid turkey hunter and had retired from James River Corp. in...
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James Edward Sims

June 2, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Janet Myrick McKee

February 3, 1933 - February 25, 2017

Janet Myrick McKee, 84, of Jackson, passed away February 25, 2017 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born February 3, 1933 to Clarence Rone and Winnie Scruggs Myrick in Coffeeville. She graduated from Coffeeville High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in education from Livingston University. She began her teaching career at Augusta Evans School in Mobile, but taught at Joe M. Gilmore...
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Sue Carol Atchison

November 8, 1948 - February 22, 2017

Sue Carol Atchison, 68, of Jackson, passed away February 22, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born November 8, 1948 to Mermon Lenier Roberts and Clara Odie Anderson Roberts. She as a homemaker and member of Jackson First Assembly of God.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Floyd Atchison and siblings, Jeanette White, Iris Harwell and Betty Jo Mitchem.She is...
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Annie Mae Motes

October 28, 1936 - February 8, 2017

Annie Mae Motes, 80, of Jackson, passed away February 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 28, 1936 to Drury Columbus “Lum” Wade and Amelia Vastie Bradley Wade. She was a loving and devoted servant to her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren even fulfilling the duties of being a mother to her grandchildren, James “Bo” Motes and Jason...
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Juanita Godwin Parnell

November 29, 1922 - February 7, 2017

Juanita Godwin Parnell, 94, of Tibbie, passed away February 7, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born November 28, 1922 in Fairhope.She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Parnell; son, William Earl Parnell; daughter, Pearl “Tiny” Boutwell and granddaughter, Pam Parnell.She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Raymond (Charlene) Parnell, Rayford (Mandy) Parnell...
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Horace Eugene Dungan

September 26, 1936 - February 5, 2017

Horace Eugene “Gene” Dungan, Sr., 80, of Jackson, passed away February 5, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born September 26, 1936 in Selma to Straughter Herman “Dick” Dungan and Alma Irene Putnam Dungan. A U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea during the post Korean Conflict, he was also a member of the local VFW post and a loyal fan of Alabama football. He was also a...
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Daniel Webster Gordon

May 31, 1943 - February 5, 2017

Daniel Webster Gordon, Jr., 73, of Jackson, passed away February 5, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born May 31, 1943 to Daniel Webster Gordon, Sr. and Ruth Koen Gordon in Waynesboro, Mississippi. He was a member of Leroy Baptist Church. An avid hunter, he was especially fond of turkey hunting but would go in search of deer as well. He also loved gardening and frequently shared the fruits of his...
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Arnell Overstreet

June 22, 1931 - January 31, 2017

Arnell Overstreet, 85, died at home with his family by his side on January 31, 2017 after a long struggle with lung cancer. Arnell was born May 22, 1931 in Jackson, AL to the union of Marvin J. Overstreet and Laura Delia Jackson. His grandparents were William C. Overstreet and Laura E. Beck Overstreet and James “Jim” Jackson and Elizabeth Iona Dortch Jackson. He attended schools in...
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Vermel Laton Reynolds

August 22, 1930 - January 25, 2017

Vermel Laton Reynolds, 86, of Chatom, passed away January 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 22, 1930 to Joseph J. Laton and Ada Mae Scarbrough Laton. She was a member of Laton Hill Baptist Church and had been employed as a rural mail carrier.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell B. Reynolds; siblings, James Cecil “J.C.” Laton, M.D. Laton, Paul Laton,...
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Mary Quay Payne

January 12, 1924 - January 24, 2017

Mary Quay Payne, 93, of Jackson, passed away January 24, 2017 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born January 12, 1924 to Chelsey and Ollie Harding in Mississippi.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe F. Payne and three siblings, Faye Roberts, Harry Harding and Calvin Harding.She is survived by her son, Joe (Donna) Woolfolk; grandchildren, Shane (Cassie) Woolfolk, Chad...
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Tony Carlton Dearmon

May 25, 1979 - January 21, 2017

Tony Carlton “T.C.” Dearmon, Jr., 37, of Chatom, passed away January 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1979 to Tony Carlton, Dearmon, Sr. and Barbara Thompson Newton. An avid Alabama fan and member of Leroy Baptist Church, he loved hunting, fishing and spending time at home with his wife and children.He is survived by his parents; wife, Kandace Newton Dearmon; children,...
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Gail Brown O'Guynn

December 5, 1941 - January 21, 2017

December 5, 1941 – January 21, 2017Gail Brown O’Guynn, age 75, passed away January 21, 2017 while surrounded by her family. Gail was born and raised in Jackson, AL to parents Gross and Nellie Brown. Upon graduating from Jackson High School she moved to Mobile, AL and worked in banking. It was there she met the love of her life and husband of 54 years, Robert O’Guynn. Gail...
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Gary Michael Stokes

September 28, 1952 - January 18, 2017

Gary Michael Stokes, 64, of Jackson, passed away January 18, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1952 to Clyde and Aline Stokes. He was an avid sports fan. Having grown up in Knoxville, TN, the Tennessee Volunteers were his favorite team, but he was also a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde E. “C.E.” Stokes.He is survived by his...
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Virginia Dehon Jones

March 14, 1924 - January 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Mary Alice White

January 16, 1941 - January 17, 2017

Mary Alice White, 76, of Grove Hill, passed away January 17, 2017 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. She was born January 16, 1941 to Wintry and Sybil White. She was a 37-year veteran of the teaching profession at various schools in Mobile and Clarke Counties. She retired from the Clarke County Board of Education. She was also a member of Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville, the Alabama Forestry...
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Sue Johnston Loper

March 9, 1928 - January 13, 2017

Sue J. Loper, 88, of Longmont, Colorado, passed away January 13, 2017 at her home. She was born March 9, 1928 in Honaker, Virginia to Edward and Rachel (Keene) Johnston. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Nursing in 1951. On March 3, 1956, she married Hubert Horry “Harry” Loper, Jr. in Charlottesville, Virginia.After the family moved to Mobile, she worked...
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Dorothy Merle Platt

March 15, 1933 - January 9, 2017

Dorothy Merle Johnston Platt was born on March 15, 1933 to Jack and Helen Johnston of Yarbo, Alabama. She passed away January 9, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. Dorothy was a graduate of Washington County High School, a graduate of Huffstetler Business College, was one of the founders of McIntosh Christian Academy, member of the Eastern Star, member of Gideons International, retiree of Searcy Hospital,...
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Edward Coleman Noble

May 5, 1950 - January 4, 2017

Edward Coleman Noble, 66, of Jackson, passed away January 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 5, 1950 in Grove Hill to Chester C. Noble and Rebekah McClure Noble. A graduate of Jackson High School, he also attended the University of Alabama and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He retired from Georgia Pacific in Monroeville.He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Mr...
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David Lee Boykin

December 18, 1951 - January 3, 2017

David Lee Boykin, 65, of Jackson, passed away January 3, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile following an extended illness. He was born December 18, 1951 to Richard Ainsworth (Dick) Boykin, Sr. and Beppie Waldman Boykin.He was preceded in death by his parents and was the grandson of the late congressman, Frank W. Boykin.He is survived by his children, David Lee Boykin, Jr. of Tuscaloosa,...
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Charles Emile Stadtlander

May 18, 1929 - December 28, 2016

Charles Emile “Bo” Stadtlander, 87, of Jackson, passed away December 28, 2016 at his home. He was born May 18, 1929 to Fritz and Sally Stadlander.He graduated with honors from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, having served as president of the honor fraternity, Pi Tau Sigma. He also advanced through the Executive Board of TAPPI (Technical Association of Pulp and...
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Joseph Oscar Hearn

October 24, 1931 - December 25, 2016

Joseph O. Hearn, Sr., 85, of Chatom, went home to be with his Savior while surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 25, 2016. He was born to Esther and Oscar Hearn in Citronelle on October 24, 1931 and spent more than 50 years as the owner of Hearn Ford in Chatom. He was an active member of various organizations and charities, as well as a strong supporter of local community projects.Joe is...
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Franklin Anderson

July 10, 1931 - December 24, 2016

Franklin Anderson, 85, of Jackson, passed away December 24, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. He was born July 10, 1931 to Walter and Mary Jane Walker Anderson. He was a Sunday School teacher and deacon at Stave Creek Baptist Church where he was a lifetime member. He was also the owner and contractor of Andy’s Construction and a strong supporter of the NRA.He was preceded in death by his...
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