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Obituaries for the week of January 27, 2010

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Jeff Rudolph, Jr.
Mr. Jeff Rudolph, Jr., age 81, of Atmore, Ala. passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Atmore Nursing Center.

Public viewing will be held Friday, January 29, 2010 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at Liberty Baptist Church Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Pollie Mae Hawkins
Mrs. Pollie Mae Hawkins, age 90, resident of Brewton, Ala., passed away Monday, January 25, 2010 at West Gate Village, Inc.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced at a later date by Christian Memorial Funeral Home.

James Blount
Mr. James Blount, age 30, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010. He was born in Bay Minette, Ala. to Mrs. Nellie Johnson and James Rivers.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vivian Phillips and Sylvester Spender, Miles Rivers and Carrie Rivers; a Godfather, Rev. Dave Thomas; two uncles, Jerry Phillips and Mizell Phillips and two aunts, Juanita Blount and Mary Hall.

Mr. Blount is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nellie (Eddie) Johnson; father, James (Brenda) Rivers; fiancée, Vanessa Basnight; two children, Deandrea Blount and Janecia Blount; sister, Vivian Blount; brother, Jerry Johnson; Godmother, Jackie Thomas; two God brothers, David Thomas, Jr., Joey Thomas; a God sister, LaQuanna Thomas; aunts, Debra (Orlando) Frye, sherry James, Aline Phillips, LillieWiggins, Rachel Brown, Annie Brown, Iola Tucker, Ceola Rivers, Carolyn Rivers; eight uncles, Ben Phillips, Ray Charles Phillips, Tyrone Blount, Sam Blount, Terry Blount, Charles Brown, Willie Born and Robert Rivers; a host of devoted cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2 p.m. at McCullough Christian Center, Cornelius Phillips, pastor, with Apostle Mary America, officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Johnson, Darron Jones, Timothy Finklea, Jarvis Andrew, Frederick Finklea, and Kendrick Mims.

Flower bearers were family and friends.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Patrick Bryan Jay
Mr. Patrick Bryan Jay, age 18, of Perdido, Ala., passed away Saturday, January 23, 2010 in Nokomis, Ala. He was a stock clerk with Wal-Mart. He was born in Bay Minette, Ala. to James Roger and Barbara Faye Burkett Jay.

Mr. Jay is survived by his father, James Roger Jay and wife, Teresa of Perdido; his mother, Faye Burkett of Atmore, Ala.; two brothers, Christopher Jay of Brewton, Ala. and Timothy Jay of Perdido; three sisters, Ashton White of Florence, Ala., Audrey Jay and Alexis Jay of Atmore; paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Cynthia Jay of Atmore; maternal grandparents, Ronald Burkett of Milton, Fla. and Barbara Elder of New York; grandmother, Rose McGhee of Poarch, Ala. and grandmother, Margaret Ann Jones of Perdido; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Johnson and Josh Gordon (Youth Minister) officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were James Williams, Bobby Odom, James Ivey, Robin Jay, Johnny Jones, Ronnie Jay and Randy Jay.

The family  received friends Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, AL.

James VonGoethe Bryant
Mr. James VonGoethe Bryant, age 70, of Conyers, Ga., Passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to Annie Lamar and James C. Bryant. He was a graduate of Escambia County School System. He was a graduate of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala. He served in Germany and France as a pharmacist in the U.S. Army. He became a Medical Technologist when he was employed by the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He was a member of the Conyers Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Annie Bryant; a brother, Patrick Walker; a daughter, Shantell Bryant; first cousin, Spurgeon Bryant; two nephews, Ricardo and Ronald Freeman; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Eva; his children, DeVona (Keith) Roseberry, Demetrius Bryant and Danette (Columbus) Batiste; his grandchildren, Christopher Bryant, Keith James (KJ) Roseberry, Bryant Roseberry, Brittany Roseberry, Camryn Bryant, Danielle Roseberry, Kennedy Bryant, Brooke Batiste and Bryce Batiste; his sister, Dolores Miller; brothers-in-law, William Miller, Willie Roberson, Vidmon Betts, Kid Betts, Walter Betts; sisters-in-law, Merless Roberson, Ethelene Henderson, Mattie Roberson, Sylvia Walker; his aunt, Veola Anderson; honorary daughters, Lauren Bryant and Sue Ann McCormick; honorary grandchildren, Markus and Alexis Caines and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. with viewing prior to service time at Conyers Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Interment followed Monday,  January 25, 2010 at Lucious Cemetery, Atmore, Ala.

Pallbearers were Demetrius L. Bryant, Jonathan B. Morgan, Todd B. Keith, Keith L. Roseberry, Columbus D. Batiste, II and Charles E. Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers were Luther Washington, Nathaniel Higgs, John Bennett, Christopher Bryant, Keith (KJ) Roseberry, Bryant Roseberry and Markus Gaines.

Flower bearers were Katina Taylor, Kelly Keith, Sue Ann McCormick, Lauren Bryant, Brittany Roseberry and Camryn Bryant.

Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc., Scottdale, Ga. was in charge of out-of-town arrangements with Christian Memorial Funeral Homes in charge of local arrangements.

Ezra Eugene Malone
Mr. Ezra Eugene Malone, age 45, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010 at Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Ala. He was self employed as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Claude Mims.

Mr. Malone is survived by his wife, Gloria Malone of Montgomery, Ala.; mother, Annie Hayes Mims of Va.; father, Alton Malone of Selma, Ala.; two daughters, Latoya Walker of Pensacola, Fla.; Tranette Mims Portor; six sons, Eugene,  Cordelia of Pensacola, Jonta, Jefferey of Montgomery, Terrence of Century, Fla. Emmanuel of Montgomery; three sisters, Patricia Bobby, Atromas of Pensacola, Fla., Roshelle Ernest Tomas of Selma, Ala., Terria Daminion Lee of Fort Lee, Va.; four brothers, Timothy Malone, of Century, Fla., Antonia Hayes of Pensacola; Antonio Malone of Selma, Alton Hayes of  Houston, Texas and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Miracle Temple Holiness Church, Century, Fla. at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Jasper Brown is host pastor and Pastor Jasper Brown officiating. Interment will be held at the Century Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2 until 8 p.m.

Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC in charge of all arrangements.

Mattie Lou Taylor
Mrs. Mattie Lou Taylor, age 80, passed away January 19, 2010 at Oakwood, Baldwin County. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Cora Cage; father, Will Williams; husband, William Taylor; daughters, Juanita Stanley.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by on son, Alphonsa Taylor of Bay Minette, Ala.; twenty grand children; sixty-one great-grandchildren; twenty great, great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Trinity Chapel AME Church at 11 a.m. with James Allen is pastor and Sylvester Williams officiating.

Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC in charge of all arrangements.

Clayton W. Boone
Mr. Clayton W. Boone, age 79, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010 in Uriah, Ala. He was a native and resident of Little River, Ala. for most of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Uriah Blacksher Masonic Lodge #593 and was a member of the Alabama Forestry Association. He attended Mamie’s Chapel Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Jeanette Boone and two sisters, Melba Boone and Shirley Pinter.

Mr. Boon is survived by six sons, Charles and Wanda Boone, Clayton, Jr. and Teresa Boone, Jeff and Angela Boone, Donald Boone, Mark and Sara L. Boone, Mitch and Charlene Boone, all of Little River, Ala.; two daughters, Lisa and Gary House and Brenda and Randy Watson, both of Uriah; six brothers, George Boone, Kenneth Boone, Leroy Boone and John Boone, all of Little River, Joseph Boone and Bernard Boone Jr. of Virginia; five sisters, Alma Woods of Atmore, Ala., Martha Holder of Pensacola, Fla., June Godwin of Little River, Delilah Boone and Donna Harry of Va.; twenty-one grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 25, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Cornelius Phillips and the Rev. Scott Tharp officiating. Burial followed at Marnie’s Chapel Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday, January 24, 2010 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were his sons, Charles Boone, Clayton Boone, Jr., Jeff Boone, Donald Boone, Mark Boone and Mitch Boone.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Log a Load for Kids.

Barbara Jean Hardy Harrell
Barbara Jean Hardy Harrell, age 73, of Atmore, Ala., died Friday, January 22, 2010 at her residence. She was retired from Chemstrand-Monsanto. She was born in Atmore to the late William Clinton and Irma Pauline McLain Hardy.

She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter; one brother, William Collies Hardy and one sister, Ruth Hardy and a special friend, Bruce Jernigan.

Ms. Harrell is survived by two sons, William Thomas Harrell and wife, Lauri Ann of Atmore; Daryl Ray Harrell and wife, Deborah Kaye of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Rose Marie Wise and husband, Jerry A. of McCullough, Ala., Susan Dianne Rowell and husband, Randy of Monroeville, Ala.; two sisters, Betty Ann Griffith of Memphis, Tenn. and Claudie Bell Pugh of Troy, Ala.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. from Springhill Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Ellis officiating. Interment followed in Springhill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends, Monday, January 25, 2010 at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.

Willie James Dailey
Mr. Willie James Dailey, age 73, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010. He was lead singer with The Singing Swans and had worked as a shafer carpenter and with Ingalls Shipyard.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Mattie Williams Dailey and brothers, George, Johnny and Donald Dailey.

Mr. Dailey is survived by two daughters, Jean Weeks of Daphne, Ala., and Ashley Thomas of Miami Garden, Fla.; five sisters, Barbara Dailey and Margaret Walton of Atmore, Ala., Celestine Dailey of Philadelphia, Pa., Elizabeth Knight of Smallville, Ga. and Verna Dailey of Mobile, Ala.; two brothers, Theodore Dailey of Boston, Mass. and Mack Dailey of Pascagoula, Ms.; four grandchildren, Erica Weeks, Kimberly Lymon, Larry Austin and Davont’e Davis, all of Daphne and one great-grandchild, Daeshaun King of Daphne.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Bishop Willie L. Williams officiating. Interment  followed at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC, directing.

Public viewing was held Friday, January 22, 2010, at Turner Funeral Chapel from 2 – 8:30 p.m. and his body did lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral.

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