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

Camellia Ann Armstrong

May 6, 1977 - January 8, 2018

Camellia Ann Armstrong, 40, of Jackson, passed away January 8, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born May 6, 1977 to Albert and Sandra Boyette in Monroeville. She had worked as Certified Nursing Assistant and had earned a degree in criminal justice.She is survived by her parents; children, Whendi Armstrong, Ahtumn Armstrong and siblings, Amber (Dusty) Pennetti, Adam Boyette, Jay Boyette, Chris...
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William Jessie Wheat

March 30, 1933 - January 6, 2018

William Jessie Wheat, 84, of Chatom, passed away January 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born March 30, 1933 to Joe and Viola Burroughs Wheat. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, he began his career in the construction industry but decided to enter law enforcement as the town marshal and chief of police for Chatom. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police and became chief...
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Donald Eddie Knowles

July 12, 1946 - January 1, 2018

Donald E. Knowles, 71, of Jackson, passed away January 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 12, 1946 to Edward and Florine Knowles. A forester with Resource Management, he was also a member of Walker Springs Road Baptist Church. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was also a master craftsman, building clocks, swings, rockers, baskets and numerous other wood products.He...
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Clyde Baugh

March 11, 1954 - December 31, 2017

Mr. Clyde Baugh, Jr., age 63, passed away December 31, 2017. Mr. Baugh was born March 11, 1954 to Clyde Sr. and Leila Mae Baugh in Grove Hill. He had worked as a Chemical Operator at BASF (formerly Ciba) for more than 36 years. His hobbies included bass fishing and working on and restoring cars and trucks.Mr. Baugh is survived by his daughter, Morgan LynEsther Baugh; sister, Ruth Baugh Neighbors;...
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Ronnie Eldred Keahey

August 21, 1942 - December 25, 2017

Ronnie E. Keahey, 75, of Grove Hill, passed away December 25, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He was born August 21, 1942 to George D. Keahey, Sr. and Katie Ford-Keahey. A practicing attorney for many years, he served in numerous capacities in the legal profession, including assistant district attorney, municipal judge in both Grove Hill and Jackson, a member of the Board of...
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Doris Dean Grinstead

July 22, 1935 - December 21, 2017

Doris Dean Grinstead, 82, of Chatom, passed away December 21, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born July 22, 1935 to Simmie and Lillie Reynolds. She lived her life with great compassion. She will be dearly missed by all the lives she touched. She had owned and operated a restaurant in Chatom for many years.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy “Fred...
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Evelyn Elizabeth Fuller

October 23, 1939 - December 19, 2017

Evelyn Fuller, 78, of Allen, passed away December 19, 2017 in Columbus, MS. She was born October 23, 1939 to Ward Eugene and Velda Lucille Wilcox. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Junior Floyd Fuller.She is survived by her children, Jimmy (Brandi) Fuller, Deborah (Joshua Duke) Fuller, Karen (Jeffery) Smith, Michelle Swift, Rodney (Vicky) Klug, Christy ...
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Betty Joyce Burge

April 10, 1928 - December 6, 2017

Betty F. Burge, 89, of Jackson, passed away December 6, 2017 at her residence. She was born April 10, 1928 to Archie and Ada Jane Fendley. A member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, she enjoyed spending time with her large family and loved flowers.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank L. Burge and great-granddaughter, Courtlyn Reed.She is survived by her children, Charles...
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Tilford W. Lankford

November 26, 1945 - December 5, 2017

Tilford Wayne Lankford, 72, of Chickasaw, passed away December 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 26, 1945 to William Harry and Ludie Tarver Lankford. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy. An avid fisherman, he also loved people, especially his family.He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Helen Lankford, Gladys Foster, Vera Foster and Betty...
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Glover F. Roberts

June 19, 1928 - December 3, 2017

Glover Fred (G.F.) Roberts, 89, died peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In life, G.F. was a much beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In death, he is remembered and honored by his family and friends as a strong, forthright, and honest man who held as his most important responsibility the love and care-taking of...
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Carolyn Jane Woodson

January 9, 1930 - November 29, 2017

Jane S. Woodson died on November 29, 2017 at her home in Jackson. A celebration of life service will be conducted on December 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with visitation beginning two hours prior to the service. Rev. Alan Gantzhorn will officiate.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida Harriett Slaughter Swanson and Hubert Swanson; her sister, Helen Robinson, and...
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Phillip Brian Stokes

January 28, 1956 - November 28, 2017

.Phillip Brian Stokes, 61, of Mobile, passed away November 28, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born January 28, 1956 to Clyde “C.E.” and Aline Stokes.He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Gary Michael Stokes.He is survived by his mother and brother, James E. (Virginia) Stokes.A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Trinity...
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Jimmy Earl Reeves

March 27, 1942 - November 26, 2017

Jimmy Earl Reeves, 75, of Hoover passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bell Reeves; Son, Randall Reeves(Nancy), daughter, Rhonda Reeves Tapia (Raul); brothers, Billy Reeves and Bobby Reeves; grandchildren Caley Reeves, Cason Reeves, Charity Reeves, Anna Reeves, David Tapia and Victoria Tapia. Mr. Reeves was a faithful member of Valleydale Baptist...
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Alton Taylor

March 13, 1937 - November 22, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Alton Taylor announces his passing after a long battle with illness, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the age of 80 years old. He was born on March 14, 1937 to Onie Albert and Elnor (Broadus) Taylor.Alton is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mrs. Lillie Mae and their four children, Albert Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Lorraine (Jay) Scurry, and...
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Gladys Gilley

September 27, 1927 - November 12, 2017

Gladys Evelyn Gilley, 90, of Millry, passed away November 12, 2017 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born September 27, 1927 to Charlie and Agnes Chafin. A member of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Millry, she served as the first post mistress for the now-closed Yarbo post office. Her favorite hobby was quilting, and numerous family and friends have received her quilts. She created her...
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Neil Dixon Bush

January 29, 1937 - November 12, 2017

Neil Dixon Bush, Sr., 80, of Jackson, passed away November 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 29, 1937 to Gordon and Allera Bush. He had been employed as a teacher, but spent most of his career as a lab technician with Boise Cascade. He also served as a Little League coach and as the League president for several years and was an avid outdoorsman throughout his life.He was preceded in...
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Henry Morgan Daniels

January 22, 1940 - November 11, 2017

Henry Morgan Daniels, 77, of Jackson, passed away November 11, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born January 22, 1940 to Porter B. and Carrie Daniels. A loving father and grandfather, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving stateside during the Vietnam Conflict a member of the SWAT team and sharpshooter. He retired from both Ciba-Geigy and PowerSouth and enjoyed spending time fishing.He...
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Teresa Parnell Knight

December 9, 1967 - November 10, 2017

Teresa Parnell Knight, age 49, passed away November 10, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Knight was born December 9, 1967. A native of Tibbie where she was a member of Tibbie Baptist Church, Ms. Knight was a resident of Citronelle. She was an avid Alabama Football fan who dearly loved her cat, Bobtail. Ms. Knight is survived by her father, Don Parnell; mother, Mollie (Ron) Davis; children, Mercedes...
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Larry Randall Singleton

March 27, 1959 - November 7, 2017

Larry R. Singleton, 58, of Chatom, passed away November 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 27, 1959 to Archie and Mary Lee Singleton. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. He was an all-around “people person” and was extremely passionate about deer hunting and riding his grandchildren on the four-wheeler. He was a...
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Mary Lou Duke

October 5, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Mary Lou Duke, age 88, died November 6, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Lathan Funeral Home, Grove Hill. Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:00 am at Lathan Funeral Home, Grove Hill. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery on Piney Woods Rd in Grove Hill.Please check back soon for complete obituary.
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Howard Owen Smith

November 11, 1941 - November 5, 2017

Howard Owen Smith, 75, of Wagarville, passed away November 5, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born November 11, 1941 to Ellis and Annie Nora Smith. He enjoyed numerous activities including hunting, fishing, farming, antiquing, watching wildlife, walking through the woods on his property and Alabama Crimson Tide football.He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 34...
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James Harding Morgan

July 25, 1944 - November 5, 2017

James Harding Morgan, Sr., age 73, died November 5, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. Mr. Morgan was born July 25, 1944 to the late Glover and Minnie Lou Morgan in Coffeeville, AL. He was a resident of Jackson where he worked for Boise Cascade for 46 years. Mr. Morgan was a member Forest Avenue Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved Alabama Football. He would have celebrated 50 years...
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Mary Ann Parden

September 24, 1935 - November 4, 2017

Infirmary. She was born September 24, 1935 to Lee and Hester Roberts. A member of Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville, she was also a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and spent much of her time preparing meals for them.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donnie Lee Parden and sisters, Elray Mills, Bertie Staville and...
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Janet Carpenter Jordan

July 29, 1932 - November 3, 2017

Janet Carpenter Jordan, 85, of Chatom, AL passed away November 3, 2017 at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1932 to Wilson and Evelyn Carpenter. A member of Millry Baptist Church, she enjoyed traveling, especially spending time in Gulf Shores and Gatlinburg, TN. She was a big supporter of her grandchildren’s activities, especially their athletic events. She spent...
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John Bertram Moore

November 3, 1961 - November 1, 2017

John "Bert" Bertram Moore, 55, of Orange Beach, AL passed away November 1, 2017. Mr. Moore was born November 3, 1961 to John Coleman and Mary Moore. He was a native of Clarke County and resident of Orange Beach. Mr. Moore was a member of Fulton Baptist Church. Mr. Moore enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1981. He served for four years before transferring to the National Guard, where he...
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Carey Gene Presnall

November 24, 1936 - October 30, 2017

Carey Gene “Pete” Presnall, 80, of Whatley, passed away October 30, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1936 to Gavin and Jeanette Presnall. The owner of P&R Electrical, he had numerous other interests including hunting, fishing and Alabama Crimson Tide and New Orleans Saints football team. He loved cooking and always wanted his guests to have plenty to eat....
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Carolyn Ann Morgan

July 13, 1950 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Grove Hill, Grove Hill, AL.
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Myrtie Mae Hoven

June 2, 1924 - October 24, 2017

Myrtie Mae York Hoven, age 93, passed away October 24, 2017 in Boerne, Texas. Mrs. Hoven was born June 2, 1924 to the late Simmeon B. and Mary Ida York in Jackson, Alabama. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. She was an avid Auburn Football Fan who loved her family dearly. Mrs. Hoven is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Mr. Roy Leo Hoven. She is survived by her daughter, Debra ...
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Dorothy Louise Laton

October 15, 1933 - October 23, 2017

Dorothy Louise Laton, 84, of Chatom, passed away October 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 15, 1933 to Henry and Irene Carpenter. A homemaker, she loved working in her yard, especially with the flower beds.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 66 years, John Franklin Laton, Jr.She is survived by her children, Johnny Brent (Sandra) Laton, Linda Lou Laton; brother,...
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Esther A. Reynolds

September 20, 1922 - October 22, 2017

Esther Allen Reynolds, 95, of Bastrop, TX, formerly of Chatom, passed away October 22, 2017 at Silver Pines Nursing Home in Bastrop. She was born September 20, 1922 to Jim and Artie Allen and lived most of her life in Chatom. She had been self-employed as a beautician for 60 years.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Reynolds and siblings, David Allen, Johnny Allen and Annie...
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John David Knight

October 19, 1925 - October 18, 2017

John David Knight, 91, of Jackson, passed away October 18, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born October 19, 1925 to Nod and Ruby Knight. He had served in the U.S. Navy and had been employed as a machinist with Boise Cascade and had also worked in the plumbing industry. His favorite hobbies included fishing, farming and watching Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his parents; brother,...
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Edward Henson

October 18, 1959 - October 14, 2017

Edward Henson, 57, of Bayou La Batre, passed away October 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 18, 1959 to Collie Franklin and Vester Earline Henson. He enjoyed hunting, watching TV and auto mechanics. He also loved his children and dogs and had been self-employed as a carpenter.He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Conagher Sellers and siblings, Betty Koen, Carlene Wynn,...
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Robert Lyle Osborne

August 8, 1958 - October 12, 2017

Robert Lyle Osborne, 59, of Grove Hill, passed away October 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 8, 1958 to Robert C. and Doris Dean Cobb Osborne. He was a self-employed graphics and web designer and had previously worked as a dispatcher in Northport for the police, fire and ambulance service. A graduate of Grove Hill Academy (now Clarke Preparatory School), he also attended the...
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Howard Daniel Moss

March 12, 1942 - October 7, 2017

Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom with a visitation from 12-1 prior to services.Full obituary will be listed soon.
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Donnie Cliff Cole

November 12, 1950 - October 6, 2017

Donnie Cliff Cole, 66, of Jackson, passed away October 6, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born November 12, 1950 to Clifford E. and Myrtice Wright Cole. He had been employed as a postal worker and truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. A big fan of the Star Wars movies, he also enjoyed model airplanes and guns. He loved his children and four Chihuahuas.He was preceded in death by his...
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Sarah B. Pezent

March 23, 1927 - October 5, 2017

Sarah Brown Pezent, 90, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born in Clarke County, Alabama on March 23, 1927.She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star.Preceding her in death was her husband of almost fifty years, John Tollie Brown and her second husband, Joseph Pezent and two of her sons, James T. Brown and...
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Vivian Gray Milstead

April 26, 1934 - September 28, 2017

Vivian Gray Milstead, 83, of Jackson, passed away September 28, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born April 26, 1934 to Lewis Vivian Gray Milstead and Maude Leonard Milstead. A member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson, he was a longtime member of the Wesley Bible Class. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Cold War era in Germany. He had been...
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Mary Lee Rager

November 18, 1942 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Katherine Louise Moore

November 15, 1944 - September 27, 2017

Graveside services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Magnolia Lawn Cemetery 20334 Hwy 43, Grove Hill
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Louis Max Byrd

July 1, 1959 - September 21, 2017

Louis Max Byrd, 58, of Jackson, passed away September 21, 2017 in Mobile. He was born July 1, 1959 to Louis Max Byrd, Sr. and Effie Coate Byrd. He loved hunting and was an avid fan of Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by his wife, Nancy Overstreet Byrd; his mother; children, Jessica (Devin) Peterson, Jon Lucas Byrd; grandchildren, Brooklyn Byrd, Christian...
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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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