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Obituaries for the week of September 1, 2010

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Rocye H. Ward
Royce H. Ward, age 78, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at his residence. He was a retired farmer and cattleman, born in Escambia County, Fla. to the late Horace and Minnie Lou Morgan Ward. He was a life long member of the Walnut Hill Baptist

Church. He was a graduate of University of Florida, a charter member of the Walnut Hill Fire Dept. and president of the Ruritan Club.

He served in the Navy for four years as Lieutenant.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marshall Ward and Ernest Ward.

Mr. Ward is survived by his wife: Marilyn Ward, of Walnut Hill, three sons, Brett Ward and wife, Susan of Walnut Hill, Horace Ward and wife, Lisa of Birmingham, Ala., Scott Ward and wife, Beth of Springhill, Fla.; one daughter, Luanne Tharp and fiancé Bill Henderson of Walnut Hill;. one brother, Billy G. Ward of Walnut Hill; one sister, Willodean Bingham of Pensacola, Fla.; ten grandchildren, Heath Ward, Stacey Ward, Morgan Ward, Arden Ward, Zachary Ward, Eric Ward, Megan Tharp, Caroline Ward, Jake Ward, Ben Ward; one great-granddaughter,  Laila and

many friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday August 29, 2010 at 2 p.m.  from Walnut Hill Baptist

Church with Rev. Ted Bridges, Rev. LaDon Hall, Rev. James Boyd and Rev. Jerry Peebles officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

The family received friends, Saturday evening August 28, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Heath Ward, Zachary Ward, Eric Ward, Rob Faircloth, Bill Strickland, Ross Ward.

Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class, Howard Shell, Jimmy Davis, Jerry Till,

Johnny Till, John Garrard, Jim Van Pelt, George Van Pelt.

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

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

Bernie Ray Smith
Mr. Bernie Ray Smith, age 83, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010. He was owner of S.& O Paint and Body. He was  born to the late Ernie Aquilla and Lucy McElhaney Smith.

He was preceded in death by six sisters, Ernestine Smith, Gladys Owens, Normie Owens, Margaret Watkins, Mildred Mixon and Ruby Currie and one half sister, Flora Dees.

Mr. Smith is survived by his is wife, Margaret Strawbridge Smith of Atmore, Ala.; three sons, Timothy Gary Smith and wife, Susan, Joel Crawford Smith, Marcus Collier Smith and wife Dee all of Mobile, Ala.; one daughter, Pamela Smith Watson and husband Tom of Mobile; three sisters, Thelma Drew of Atmore, Lillian Davis of Davisville, Fla.,. Betty Byrne of Columbus, Ga.; one brother, John Earnest Smith and wife, Sherry of
Molino, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Thursday August 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Diane Everette officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers were Ken McElhaney, John McElhaney, Marvin Risher, Leo Odom, Johnny Johnson, David Tillery.

The family received friends, Thursday August 26, 2010 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

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

Clifton Willie Roosevelt Dixon
Mr. Clifton Willie Roosevelt Dixon, age 63, of Flomaton, Ala., passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 at Jay Hospital in Jay, Fla. He was retired from CSX Railroad Transportation as a welder and he had worked for Masland Carpets. He attended school at Southern Normal in Brewton, Ala. He was a member and deacon at Fannie Baptist Church in Flomaton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Inez Dixon, Sr.; one sister, Lili McCory and one brother, Bernard Dixon, Sr.

Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Dixon of Flomaton; one son, Rev. Roosevelt Dixon of Flomaton; two daughters, Lynell Dixon and Winell Dixon, both of Flomaton; four sisters, Callie (Clay) Newsome and Eleanor (Mike) McGill of Flomaton, Minnie Golsten and Inez Blair, both of Evergreen, Ala.; two brothers, Jimmy (Prescilla) Dixon of Flomaton and Elbert (Barbara) Dixon of Century, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Fannie Baptist Church, Flomaton with Rev. Horace Young, eulogist and Rev. Hiram Stanton, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Frannie/Damascus Cemetery in Flomaton.

Turner funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore in charge of all arrangements.

Josiah Paul McElhaney
Infant Josiah Paul McElhaney passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Cecil McElhaney, Mildred Howell, Lamar and Mary Rawson and Bob Howell.

Infant McElhaney is survived by his parents, Joshua and Melissa (Wiggins) McElhaney; and the little brother of James and Maevree; grandparents, James and Judi McElhaney and Gary and Judy Wiggins; great-grandparents, Mable McElhaney and LeeRoy and Lois Wiggins; many uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends.

A private graveside service was held Monday, August 23, 2010 at Bratt-Godwin Cemetery with Pastor Gene King and Pastor Corey Penn, officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers a fund has been set up in Josiah Paul McElhaney’s name at United Bank of Atmore, AL.

Noah A Yoder
Noah A Yoder, age 91, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday August 24, 2010 in Atmore. He was president of Gold Crown Campers, born in Homes County, Ohio to the late Andy and Amanda Troyer Yoder.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ida D. Yoder and a son, Romon “Sunny” Yoder.

Mr. Yoder is survived by two sons, Paul Yoder of Atmore and John Yoder and wife Brenda of Huntsville, Ala.; two daughters, Miriam Classen and husband Roy of Walnut Hill, Fla. and Barbara Ward and husband James, of Flomaton, Ala.; one sister, Amanda Mullett of Pa.; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Johnson and Pastor Dave Moulton officiating. Interment will follow in Freemanville Community
Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jameson Ward, Andrew Ward, Scott Wynn, Kevin Classen, Roy Classen and James Ward.

The family received friends Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Al

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