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

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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Walter Bernard Johnson

December 2, 1938 - December 23, 2016

Walter B. “Walt” Johnson, 78, of Grove Hill, died December 23, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born December 2, 1938 in Excel to Wallace Houston and Daisy Marie Davis Johnson. He was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill.He served in Texas and Japan in the United States Air Force, after which he spent 44 years in the new and used car business in Houston,...
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Betty Joyce Boudreaux

June 20, 1938 - December 22, 2016

Betty J. Boudreaux, 78, of Fruitdale, passed away December 22, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born June 20, 1938 to William Cantrell and Maude Loper Cantrell-Wilkins. She was retired from Washington County News. She also had worked in sales at Gayfers in Biloxi, MS, co-owner of Biloxi Hardware, and Continental Trailways Bus Services. She was a graduate of Fruitdale High...
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Lucy Oliver Dortch

June 2, 1926 - December 13, 2016

Lucy O. Dortch, 90, of Jackson, passed away December 13, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born June 2, 1926 to John and Zillah Oliver. She worked at Vanity Fair, formerly Clarke Mill, for 6 years before quiting to be a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and creating art work. She grew up attending Tompkins Baptist Church, attended Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church in McVay for a time,...
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Melanie Sue Garcia

July 13, 1984 - December 12, 2016

Melanie Sue Garcia, 32, of Chatom, passed away December 12, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born in Jackson on July 13, 1984 to James Elvin and Shirley Ann Sullivan. She had been employed as a nurse and loved her family.She was preceded in death by her parents; step-son, Christopher Garcia and brother, Robert Sullivan.She is survived by her husband, John Garcia; children, Michael Garcia,...
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Stephen Ray Shoultz

July 6, 1958 - December 10, 2016

Stephen Ray “Steve” Shoultz, 58, of Jackson, passed away December 10, 2016 in Opelika. He was born July 6, 1958 to John Leonard Shoultz and Dessa Rebecca Atchison Shoultz. A devoted servant, he loved doing for others and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He served as the chief for the Salitpa Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years and was a member of...
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Gayle Overton

October 22, 1937 - December 5, 2016

Gayle Dolbare Overton, 79, of Jackson, passed away December 5, 2016 at Jackson Nursing Home. She was born October 22, 1937 to Tollie and Neutral Stanley Dolbare. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church and had been employed by Greers. A family-oriented lady, she loved her grandchildren and enjoyed reading and cooking.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert James Overton,...
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Morgan Alexis Fell

July 19, 2000 - December 4, 2016

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Laura DeLone Gregory

July 11, 1923 - December 3, 2016

Please check back soon for full obituary.Services will be held at Lathan Funeral Home, Grove HIll. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6 with a brief visitation one hour prior to the service.
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Frank Riley Henderson

December 20, 1942 - November 24, 2016

Frank Riley Henderson, 73, of Jackson, passed away November 24, 2016 at Providence Hospital. He was born December 20, 1942 to Frank Riley Henderson, Sr. and Becky McKinley Henderson. He had been employed in the grocery business most of his life and adored his little dog, Squeaky.He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Annie Mae Henderson.He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Doris...
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Walter Jones

July 19, 1937 - November 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Jackson, JACKSON, AL.
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Gladys Ryser Mathews

February 24, 1913 - November 18, 2016

Gladys Ryser Mathews, 103, of Grove Hill passed away November 18, 2016 at her residence. She was born February 24, 1913 to William Peter and Glida Hoven Ryser. A longtime member of Union Methodist Church, she loved her church family and was active in the Women’s Misssionary Society and Women’s Society Christian Service. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club, active...
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Anne Prim Mattmuller

July 9, 1928 - November 18, 2016

Anne Prim Mattmuller, 88, a long -time resident of Barlow Bend, Alabama, was born July 9, 1928, to Lillian Stewart Prim and William Frank Prim in Mobile, Alabama. She passed away on November 18, 2016, in Mobile, Alabama. She was a graduate of Murphy High School, and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) where she was a founding member of the Delta Delta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi...
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Anne Prim Mattmuller

July 9, 1928 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Virginia Harris

February 16, 1931 - November 18, 2016

Virginia L. Harris, 85, of Wilmer, passed away November 18, 2016 at Providence Hospital. She was born February 16, 1931 to Lee and Lettie Carpenter.She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Samuel W. Heathcock, Sr., Charles Marshall Harris, Sr.; sons, Gary Heathcock, Gilbert Heathcock, Charles Marshall Harris, Jr., Charles Marshall Harris III; two brothers and seven sisters.She is...
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Gladys Ryser Mathews

February 24, 1913 - November 18, 2016

Gladys Ryser Mathews, 103, of Grove Hill passed away November 18, 2016 at her residence. She was born February 24, 1913 to William Peter and Glida Hoven Ryser. A longtime member of Union Methodist Church, she loved her church family and was active in the Women’s Misssionary Society and Women’s Society Christian Service. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club, active...
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James Edwin Davis

November 26, 1929 - November 18, 2016

James Edwin Davis, Sr., 86, a resident of Jackson, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born November 26, 1929 in Whatley to Edwin Blount and Ethel James Davis. He had been employed at Ciba-Geigy for 34 years. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict and was a mason and member of Santa Fe Lodge #226. A member of Stave Creek...
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Jimmy Hollis Kennedy

October 3, 1942 - November 16, 2016

Jimmy Hollis Kennedy, 74, of Millry, passed away November 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born October 3, 1942 in Wetumpka to Noah and Leona Kennedy. He was employed as a supervisor of the structural fabrication shop with Brown and Root and was a fan of Alabama football and Nascar racing. He was enjoyed hunting and fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers...
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Jimmy Hollis Kennedy

October 3, 1942 - November 16, 2016

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Jimmie Shirley Savage

November 20, 1935 - November 14, 2016

Jimmie Shirley Savage, 80, of Jackson, passed away November 14, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born November 20, 1935 to James L. and Mattie R. McKinley. She was loved by many friends, family and church family, especially her Sunday School class and the WMU Ladies at First Baptist Church of Jackson.She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marguerite Payne; brothers-in-law...
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John Micheal Allen

September 27, 1947 - November 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home - Chatom, Chatom, AL.
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Blane Dean Guy

February 7, 1958 - November 12, 2016

Blane D. Guy, 58, of Jackson, passed away November 12, 2016 at UAB Hospital. He was born February 7, 1958 to James and Frances Allday Guy. He enjoyed working for the Lord and was also a great husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, drawing, horses and stayed busy repairing small engines.He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Elvin Bradley and brother, Danny...
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Richard John Dillon

October 8, 1942 - November 12, 2016

Richard John Dillon, 74, of Grove Hill, passed away November 12, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born October 8, 1942 to John Thomas Dillon and Agnes Feeney Dillon in the Canal Zone of what is now Panama. He had been employed as a marine engineer working on the Panama Canal and attended the Jackson First Assembly of God.He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Roberta Dillon,...
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Shelton H. Weaver

March 13, 1935 - November 3, 2016

Shelton H. Weaver, 81, of Tibbie, passed away November 3, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1935 to Tom Daniel and Tiny Weaver. A hard worker, he retired with Brown and Root in 1997 and from Cleve Rivers Timber Company in 2010. He was also employed with Jody Rivers House Moving. He enjoyed watching Jimmy Swaggert Ministries on television and believed in the motto “If you don...
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Henry Griffin Dunagan

July 20, 1931 - November 2, 2016

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Marie McClamy Sullivan

January 20, 1932 - October 30, 2016

Marie Sullivan, 84, of Jackson, passed away October 30, 2016 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She was born January 20, 1932 to Herbert Melton McClamy Sr. and Vida Coxwell McClamy A lifelong member of Jackson First Baptist Church, she enjoyed Sunday School and was active with WMU. She was also an avid fan of Alabama football and had been employed with Vanity Fair.She was preceded in...
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Linda Faye Cherry

September 2, 1942 - October 26, 2016

Linda Faye Cherry, 74, or Montgomery, passed away October 26, 2016, at UAB Hospital. She was born September 2, 1942 to O’Neil and Marjorie May in Jackson. A member of Highland Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and she very much enjoyed golfing and bowling.She is survived by her husband, David Cherry, Sr. of Montgomery; children, Lowery...
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Roy Frederick Wooten

December 19, 1928 - October 17, 2016

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John Franklin Laton

July 28, 1929 - October 16, 2016

John Franklin Laton, Jr., 87, of Chatom, passed away October 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1929 to John Franklin Laton Sr. and Etta Scarbrough Laton. He had been employed with Greers Consultants in Canton, Texas and enjoyed raising cattle, hunting and spending time with his family.He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Carpenter Laton; children, Linda Laton, Brent (Sandra) Laton...
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Leiland Marion Jordan

February 7, 1941 - October 11, 2016

Leiland Marion Jordan, 75, of Jackson, passed away October 11, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 7, 1941 to Alucia Jordan and Chester Tolbert.He is survived by his wife, Patsy Reed; children, Tiffani (Haley) Jordan, Theresa (Tavoris) McConnell, Patricia (Shaun) Beckham, Tonya (Marcus) Weaver, Wayne Reed, Leiland (Lois) Jordan, Jr., Thomas (Edna) Jordan; brother, Therman Jordan; 27...
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Thomas Gerald Coleman

November 27, 1936 - October 10, 2016

Thomas Gerald Coleman, Sr., 79, of Fairhope, passed away October 10, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 27, 1936 to Elbert and Doris Coleman. An avid golfer, he had been employed as a lab technician at Boise and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He also served as president of the Jackson Rotary Club and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was also a real estate broker and...
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Tony Gene Ford

August 3, 1955 - October 4, 2016

Tony Gene Ford, age 61, passed away on October 4, 2016 at his home. Tony was a native of Ashtown, Arkansas and a resident of Dickinson, AL. He was born on August 3, 1955 to Clifford Glenn Ford and Mary Frances Davis. Tony worked as a carpenter and loved hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Glenn Ford and his sister, Jeanette Jessica Lynn Hughes. He is survived by...
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James Maybanks Cleiland

April 2, 1927 - October 3, 2016

James Maybanks Cleiland, Jr., age 89, of Jackson, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 2, 1927 to Maybelle and James Maybanks Cleiland, Sr. He retired from Vanity Fair where he was a shift supervisor for 40 years. He also served as a police officer in Jackson and was a U.S. Navy veteran. An avid outdoorsman and horseman, Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing,...
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Gloria Lanette Jones

July 12, 1955 - October 3, 2016

Gloria Lanette Jones, 61, of Saraland passed away October 3, 2016 at North Mobile Nursing Home and Rehabilitation. She was born July 12, 1955 to Hubert and Sadie Jones. A member of Oasis Church in Citronelle, she had been employed with Rayon.She was preceded in death by her parents.She is survived by her son, Clinton “Scooter” (Adria) Edmonds of Saraland; siblings, Troy Jones of...
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Crista Marie Smith

November 15, 1995 - October 2, 2016

Crista Marie Smith, 20 of Thomasville, passed away October 2, 2016. She was born November 15, 1995 to Terrel C. Smith, Jr. and Connie McMillan Smith. A graduate of Clarke County High School, she loved music, singing and her daughter, Alissa.She is survived by her parents; daughter, Alissa Faith Smith; paternal grandparents, Terrel and Rose Ann Smith, Sr.; maternal grandparents, James and Delilah...
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Tommie Lee Baugh

October 4, 1925 - September 26, 2016

Tommie Lee Baugh, Sr. 90, of Grove Hill, passed away September 26, 2016 at the Thomasville Nursing Home. He was born October 4, 1925 to John Tom and Maggie Wixie Baugh.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeannette C. Baugh; children, Donald Ray Baugh, Joseph Edward Baugh; grandchildren, Donald Benjamin Baugh, Douglas Edward Baugh, Kelvin Wayne Baugh; sisters, Ida Mae Boyette, Irene...
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Hazel Bumpers

January 9, 1929 - September 25, 2016

Hazel L. Bumpers, 87, of San Diego, California, passed away September 25, 2016. She was born January 29, 1929 to Elmer and Alice Virgina “A.V.” Lindsey of Bigbee. A graduate of Washington County High School, she also briefly attended Livingston College, now University of West Alabama. She and her husband, Bert Bumpers whom she married at 18 and moved to Cortelyou, were founding...
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Homer William Ready

June 9, 1931 - September 22, 2016

Homer William Ready, 85, of Wagarville, passed away September 22, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing Home. He was born June 9, 1931 to Homer L. and Myrtie May Ready. He was a retired tug boat engineer and had served in the U.S. Navy.He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Joyce and Don; sisters, Mary Lee and Lou Emma; and great-grandson, Jacob.He is survived by his wife, Orra Belle...
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Teresa Anne Norris

January 7, 1955 - September 20, 2016

Teresa Anne Noble Norris is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus today after battling a long and courageous fight against cancer. She was born in the Tripoli Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 7, 1955 and died at home in Opine, AL on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.Preceding her in death were her parents, William Wentford and Dorothy Anne McIntyre Noble; all of her grandparents, and a...
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Teresa Anne Norris

January 7, 1955 - September 20, 2016

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Roland Keith Graham

April 24, 1944 - September 17, 2016

Roland Keith Graham, 72, of Coffeeville, passed away September 17, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 23, 1944 to Roland and Beryl Ford Graham. Mr. Graham was born in Hattiesburgh, MS, moved to Thomasville as a child and at the age of 17 moved to Coffeeville with his family. He primarily remained a resident of Coffeeville for the rest of his life. Mr. Graham held many jobs as a master...
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Robert Edward Henson

December 17, 1940 - September 10, 2016

Robert Edward Henson, 75, entered into rest September 10, 2016. He was born December 17, 1940 to Marie Elizabeth Blount Henson and Robert Lee Henson. He grew up on his family farm in Hawthorn and graduated from Leroy High School.He earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 1964 and also served in the advanced ROTC during his college career. He joined the army as First...
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