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Obituaries for the week of February 17, 2010

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Annette Lee
Ms. Annette Lee, age 69, of Bay Minette, Ala., passed away February 14, 2010 at Oakwood Nursing Center. She worked as a laborer for a CNC Health Plant in South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents Neva and John Authur Lee and a son Franklin M. Lee.

Ms. Lee is survived by two daughters, Shirley D. Lee of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Rhonda Lewis of East Point, Ga.; one son, Craig (LaSharon) Lee of Douglasville, Ga.; four sisters, Johnie Ruth Lee-Williams of Hendersonville, N.C., Yolanda Lee, Dorthy Hatcher, Betty Mae Hatcher, all of Montgomery, Ala.; one brother, Almus (Brenda) Harvey of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church in Brewton, Ala. with Rev. Daily officiating.

Turner Funeral Chapel in charge of all arrangements.

Noble Lee Davis
Mrs. Noble Lee Davis, age 87, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Atmore Nursing Center. She was born in Monroe County. She was a member of Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Missionary Family and Good Hope Chapel No. 429.

She was preceded in death by both parents; five brothers, two sisters and two sons, Charles Lawson and Donald Davis.

Mrs. Davis is survived by five children, Lucille D. Lawson of Orlando, Fla., Melvin Lawson (Dorothy) of Alva, Fla., Mable Besseni (Michael) of Clermoni, Fla., Waman Davis Jr. (Rosa), Jerome Davis, both of Atmore, Ala.; and one adopted daughter, Bessie Mae Tanner; one sister, Ruth Stevens of Stockton, Ala.; one brother-in-law Joe Davis (Ruby) of Detroit, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Learor Lawson of Texas; twenty one grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren and thirty great-great-grandchildren and a very special and devoted friend, Rosa Mae Wallace; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with the Reverend Willie Hawthorne officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and flower bearers were Eastern Star, granddaughters and nieces.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

James Lawrence Currie
Mr. James Lawrence Currie, age 83, passed away Monday, February 15, 2010 at a Pensacola hospital. He was a native of Jasper, Ala., a former resident of New Orleans, La., and a resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. since 1988. He was a farmer and a carpenter and attended the Mennonite Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Currie; his parents, P.F. and Dealia Box Currie, and a sister, Ida Lee Currie Burgett Hacker.

Mr. Currie is survived by three sons, Danny Currie of Phoenix, Ariz., J.J. Currie of Mobile, Ala. and Malcolm Currie of Walnut Hill; a daughter, Lisa Brown of Bullhead, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Hunter Brown, Jackson Currie, Dylan Currie, Autumn Ates, Austin Ates and Dalton Brown; a brother, P.F. Currie, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. and a sister, Floy Winsolett of Montgomery, Ala.

Funeral services will he held Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Brother Wilbert Peters officiating. Burial will be held at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metarie, La.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 17, 2010 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Vernon R. Smith
Mr. Vernon R. Smith, age 76, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Belleville, Ala., a resident of Atmore for the past fifty-two years and a former resident of Monroe County. He attended Judson Baptist Church. He had retired from Monsanto after 34 years of service.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. Smith of Atmore; one daughter, Terri Smith of Wilsonville, Ala.; three sisters, Janet Boon of Mobile, Ala., Thelma Kearley of Spanish Fort, Ala. and Melva Jean Franklin of Seal, Ala.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Petty-Eastside chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Wilson and Rev. Jimmy Dukes officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday, February 14, 2010 between 6 and 8 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Cecil Daniel, Thomas Qualls, David Matheny, Jimmy Woods, Hilbert Hall and Monroe Womack.

Samuel Dewayne Rayborn
Mr. Samuel Dewayne Rayborn, age 45, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore and attended the All Nations Baptist Church in Huxford, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Author Rayborn.

Mr. Rayborn is survived by his wife, Tonya Rayborn of Atmore; a son, Trenton Dewayne Rayborn of Atmore; a daughter, Misty Dawn Rolin of Atmore; 3 grandchildren, Dillon Edward Lowery, Aviya Mae Labue, and Kolby Dewayne Rayborn; his mother, Barbara Pauline Rayborn of Atmore; a brother, Wesley Junior Rayborn of Raleigh, N.C.; and five sisters, Wanda Ann Byrd of Mobile, Ala., Deborah Watson of Monroeville, Ala., Rhonda Gayle Rayborn, Pamelia Jean Amos and Felica Ellen Rayborn, all of Atmore.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Sister Helen Stewart and Pastor Stan Pearson officiating. Burial will follow at Judson/Creek Indian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, February 15, 2010 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Edward Godwin, John Johnson, Skylar Rolin, Johnny Broughton, Chad Godwin, Paul Labue, Aubrey Rolin, and Anthony Jordan.

Dylan Blake Barnhill
Dylan Blake Barnhill, age 4, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in Atmore, Ala.  He was a native and resident of Atmore.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Gladys Mothershed, Ada Ree Hubbard and Carlton Bill Hubbard.

Master Barnhill is survived by his mother, Jessica Barnhill of Atmore; a brother, Fredrick Barnhill of Atmore; a sister, Teressa Barnhill of Atmore; grandparents, Joe and Mary Dean Hodges of Atmore, and Roger Barnhill of Atmore; great-grandparents, Fred Mothershed of Atmore, and Dillard and Shirley Barnhill of Atmore; aunt Ashley and uncle Anthony Patrick of Atmore; uncle Dustin Barnhill of Atmore; great-uncle Braddock Mothershed of Atmore; great aunt, Freddie Mothershed of Atmore; and twelve cousins.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Gladyn Mothershed officiating. Burial followed at Mothershed Cemetery.

The family received friends Saturday, February 13, 2010 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jason Wright, Michael Stoll, Josh Brown, and Skyler Donnell.

Ledyard Jeffrey (Jeff) Crocker
Mr. Ledyard Jeffrey (Jeff) Crocker passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2010, in Bay Minette, Ala. He had an interesting life, traveling the world and playing golf. He made his home in Mobile, Ala. and Daphne, Ala. He and his late wife were members of Skyline Country Club for many years, they were members of the Fifty Funny Fellows Men’s organization and the Lulunas Ladies Mardi Gras organization. He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Mobile, Ala. Mr. Crocker served in the Navy as Gunners Mate and served on the U.S.S. Bernadou in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. He was on the U.S. War Hawk in the Pacific which participated in many WWII invasions. He was recalled during the Korean War for two years. His second career was as an auditor for the State of Alabama for several years until his retirement.

Mr. Crocker was preceded in death by his parents, Bracket S. Crocker and Birdie Sims Crocker; his wife, Irma Beasley Crocker; five brothers, William D., Alex B., Norman A. Roderick M. and Clarence L. Crocker and two sisters, Margaret Harvell and Beatrice Whearley Lucker.

He is survived by two nephews, George and Cecil Harvell of Mobile and Fairhope, Ala. and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 12, 2010, at 12 noon from Walnut Hill Baptist Church with Rev. James Boyd officiating. Interment followed at Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Friday, February 12, 2010, at Walnut Hill Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until service time.

Active pall bearers were Gary Beasley, George Beasley, John Harvell, George Harvell, Greg Harvell, Brack Crocker and Jack Ward.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

Michael “Mike” Meadows
Mr. Michael “Mike” Meadows, age 34, passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at a Pensacola, Fla. hospital. He was a native of Phenix City, Ala., a resident of Pace, Fla. and attended the Liberty Baptist Church.

Mr. Meadows is survived by his wife, Rachael Renfroe Meadows of Flomaton, Ala.; 2 year old twins, Ava Grace Meadows and Noah Frank Meadows; his mother, Joan Meadows of Pace; his father, Jerry Meadows of Enterprise, Ala.; grandmothers, Patience Pelham of Pace and Betty Meadows of Enterprise; a brother, Jessie Meadows of Pace,; and two sisters, Nikki Meadows of Pace and Jennifer Meadows of Enterprise; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Richburg and the Rev. Jerry Keese officiating. Burial followed at Pineview Cemetery.

The family received friends Thursday, February 11, 2010 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Darrell Lambeth, Tony Lambeth, Tony Odom, Jayson Paul, Christopher Kitchens, Shawn Hughes, Jimmy Meadows and Ed Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Clifford Williams, Paul Smeltzer, and Jason Walker.

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