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Obituaries for the week of March 2, 2011

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Donna B. Peebles
Mrs. Donna Peebles, age 51, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011 at a local hospital. She was a native of Pascagoula, Miss. and a resident of Bratt, Fla. for the past 24 years. She was an employee of West Florida Medical Center Clinic, a pastor’s wife of the Molino First Assembly of God Church, and a member of the Bratt Assembly of God Church.

Mrs. Peebles is survived by her husband, Rev. Ricky Peebles of Bratt; two sons, Jason and Jennifer Peebles of Walnut Hill, Fla. and Jarrod and Jean Peebles of Bratt; five granddaughters, Liberty Peebles, Gabbie Peebles, Memory Peebles, Dakota Peebles and Rebecca Peebles; and three sisters, Tammy Harper of Pensacola, Fla., Anita Sanchez of Duluth, Ga., and Marcie Andrews of Pensacola.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Bratt Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ronald Broadhead, the Rev. Theron Collinsworth and the Rev. Bobby Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Godwin Cemetery.

The family received friends Saturday, February 26, 2011 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Mary Lee Josey
Mrs. Mary Lee Josey, age 93, of Atmore, Ala., formerly of Turkey Creek Community of Lee County, S.C., passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the home of her daughter. She was born in Chesterfield County, S. C. to Walter and Sara Henderson Roscoe. She was a well known nurse in the Lee County area. She was a member of the St. Matthews United Methodist Church where she was a member United Methodist Women, homemaker, community volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. “Jack” Josey, Sr.; four brothers and five sisters.
Mrs. Josey is survived by one son, James J. “Jack” Josey, Jr. and wife, Mary of Hartsville, S.C.; one daughter, Susan Smith and husband, Clint of Atmore;  three grandchildren, Shaw and Leslie Bryson, Mike Josey; three great-grandsons and one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Jarvis Roscoe of Patrick, S.C.; many nephews and nieces and special caregiver, Pat Goodwin.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11a.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Bishopville, S.C. A private burial will follow later.

Her family requests in lieu of flowers memorials in her memory may be made to The Turkey Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 61 Bethune, S.C. 29009 (Attn: Kershaw Graham, Treasurer.

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

Alean Wainwright Weaver
Mrs. Alean Wainwright Weaver, age 76, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 in Perdido, Ala. She was a native and lifelong resident of Perdido. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Perdido Chapter and the Hall’s Fork Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Weaver and two sons, Butler Weaver and Bob Weaver.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by her daughter, Beatrice Weaver of Perdido; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, L.W. Wainwright of Pearl River, La.; and three sisters, Cline Stacey of Rabon, Ala., Stella Digman of Atmore, Ala. and Ellarine Gibson of Bay Minette, Ala.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Wendell Hadley officiating. Burial followed at Lottie Methodist Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday, February 27, 2011 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Tim Coleman, Dallas Sessions, Michael Rollins, Nip Hadley, Dakota Lambeth and Glenn Hadley.

Nicholas Andrew “Nick” Mathis
Mr. Nicholas Andrew “Nick” Mathis, age 27, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 in Century, Fla. He was a native and lifelong resident of Century. He was an avid fisherman, loved racing and shooting pool, enjoyed helping others and being a help mate for his father and attended the Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Annie Mae Mathis. Mr. Mathis is survived by his father, Bobby Mathis of Century; his mother, Sabrina Medlock of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Dennis Mathis of Century; his grandparents, Carlton and Susie Medlock of Milton, Fla. and Wilbur and Margaret Levins of Byrneville, Fla.; a special Uncle, Jimmy Mathis of Century; a great-aunt, Chiquita “Coot” and Jr. Mathis of Century; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Dervin Spears officiating. Burial will follow at Flomaton Cemetery.

The family  received friends Tuesday, March 1, 2011 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Zack Sims, Jeremy Young, Little Stevie Pace, Damon Word, Josh Barnes, Lloyd Curtis, Scott Hollingsworth and B. J. Johnson.

Randolph B. (Rusty) Luttrell, Jr.
Mr. Randolph B. (Rusty) Luttrell, Jr., aged 63, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011 at his sister’s home in Parker, Colo. He was educated in the Atmore school system. A highlight for him was his involvement with the Boy Scouts where he accomplished the Eagle Scout Award. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham Southern University where he was a Pi Kappa Alpha. His master of Fine Arts degree was from Florida State University. He also received a Certificate of Design from the Sheridan School of Design in Toronto, Canada.

Focusing on sculpture, glass blowing and stained glass, he taught at Flagler College, Jacksonville University, Florida State University and at the Jacksonville Art Museum. He exhibited and sold his art at Luttrell Studios in St. Augustine, Florida and at art shows and galleries throughout the eastern United States and Canada. He served as Director of Workshops at Pine Castle, a facility for developmentally disabled adults.

He was employed at Bateson Furniture for twenty-two years and retired as president of the company in 2005. In Atmore, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Arts Council and the Downtown Re-Development Committee.

Mr. Luttrell is survived by his daughter, Caitlyn Grace Luttrell, of Mobile, Ala; a sister, Betty (Wes) Kendall of Parker; and numerous cousins and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Atmore, Alabama.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Randolph B. Luttrell Sr. Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship for Academic All Stars (High School) in Atmore, Alabama.

Mary Lou “Peggy” Harvill
Mrs. Mary Lou “Peggy” Harvill, age 89 of Atmore, Ala., died Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Atmore. She was retired from The Greater Fair, where she was employed for several years. She was born in Garland, Ala. to the late Benjamin and Louise McClure Carpenter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Selma Harvill and two sons, Sammy Harvill and Jimmy Harvill.

Mrs. Harvill is survived by three daughters, Peggy Jane Maynard and husband, Haskel of Prattville, Ala.; Madene Hamilton and Alene Colbert both of Atmore; two brothers, Ben Carpenter and wife, Willodean of Spanish Fort, Ala., George Carpenter and wife, Martha of Oak Grove, Fl., one sister, Voncile Caufield and husband Reed of Pelham, Ala.; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 3 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Richard Daniels officiating.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc in charge of all arrangements.  Atmore, AL.

Minnie Ruth Welch
Ms. Minnie Ruth Welch, age 83, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Turner Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Marilyn Capers
Mrs. Marilyn Capers, age 60, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at a local hospital. She was a native of Bay Minette, Ala. and a resident of Nokomis, Fla. since 1967.

Mrs. Capers is survived by her husband of 44 years, Daniel Capers, Sr. of Nokomis; two sons, Daniel and Kara Capers, Jr. and Adam and Misty Capers, all of Jackson, Ala.; two daughters, Sharon and Jacob Motes of Jackson and Geneva Capers of Pensacola, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Kyle Wood, Kody Wood, Hannah Capers, Clarissa Capers, Caleb Motes, Christina Motes, Jonathan Motes and Sarah Capers; six brothers, Joe Lambeth, Kenny Lambeth, Royce Lambeth, Shannon Lambeth, Willie Lambeth and Eddie Mose Lambeth, all of Perdido, Ala. and three sisters, Carolyn Stewart and Joyce Minchew, both of Perdido and Fannie Mae Garrison of Bay Minette.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Rivers officiating. Burial will follow at Jake’s Cemetery.

The family received friends Tuesday, March 1, 2011 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Wood, John Victor, Vincent Lambeth, Vincent Lambeth, Vernon Lambeth and William Philyaw.

Honorary pallbearer will be Edward Lambeth.

Ivy Earl Lyde
Mr. Ivy Earl Lyde, age 61, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011. He was born to the late Aldonia Luckey. He was a member of Second Saint Siloam Baptist Church in Brewton, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Mr. Lyde is survived by his great uncle, Floyd Davis, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; two aunts, Orla Thomas of Los Angeles, Calif., Elvary Lyde of Brewton and one brother Johnny (Annette) Newberry of Los Angeles; three sisters, Jeanette (Orlando) Richardson of Brewton, Diane Luckey and Verna Luckey, both of Los Angeles; a devoted friend, Berta Hunter of Brewton and a number of cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family.

The funeral service was held Monday, February 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home, Brewton, Ala. with Pastor Willie J. Blue officiating. Interment followed at Baptist Hill Cemetery.

The pallbearers were family and friends.

Flower attendants were his nieces.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Lenstine Woods
Mrs. Lenstine Woods, age 74, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011. She was born in Drewry, Ala. She was a member of Second Saint Siloam Baptist Church where she served on the kitchen committee and was a member of the Missionary society.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Sanders Porterfield; her father, Alex Malden; her step-father, John L. White and one brother, Bill Betts.

Mrs. Woods is survived by her mother, Katie Ruth White of Brewton; one daughter, Deborah Sanders of Brewton; one son, Roosevelt (Darlene) Sanders, Jr. of Corinth, Texas; one step-son, Jerry Oliver (Angela) of Buffalo, N.Y.; twins, Krysten P. Porterfield of Afghanistan and Krystal P. (Minister Stacy) Whitehurst of Montgomery, Al, Candi Scott of Brewton, Ashley Williams/ Xavier Sanders of Texas; great grandchildren, Tatyanna Porterfield, Pensacola, Fla., Noah Whitehurst of Montgomery and “The Kens” Kennedy and Mckenzie Porterfield of Louisville, Ky.; five brothers, John (Joanne) White, Robert White and Richard (Margaret) Betts, all of Brewton, Samuel (Debra) Malden of Solon, Ohio and Alex (Lavon) Malden of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Elizabeth Ashwood of Ocala, Fla., Kathy (Willie) Benjamin of Brewton and Sheliah (Celestino) Sanchez of Pensacola, Fla.; two aunts, Margaret Owens and Bertha Dunson; one uncle, Willie Autrey; special friends, Minnie Stallworth, Loree Jones, Carrie Lewis, Margaret Culliver and the Missionary Society ladies; adopted daughter, Maureen Edwards; a host of nieces (Paula Long, devoted), nephews, cousins (Janie Davidson devoted) other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Second Saint Siloam Baptist Church with Rev. Willie J. Blue officiating. Interment followed at Baptist Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Marvin Stallworth, Tony Wilmer, John Cheatham, John T. White, Patrick Hendrieth and Baryl Mallard.

Flower attendants were the missionary ladies and friends.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Kenneth L. Vines
Kenneth Lane Vines, 60, affectionately known as “KV,” passed away February 18, 2011, after sustaining a head injury due to a fall.

Mr. Vines was born in Prichard, Alabama, and raised  in Perdido, Alabama. He resided in Orange Beach, Alabama, for more than thirty years. He was the owner and operator of KV Yacht Brokerage. He was a founding member of the Elberta Sausage Festival and the Orange Beach Seafood Festival.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Vines of Orange Beach; one daughter, Lane L. Vines; and one son, Harrison W. Vines; his brothers, Erskine Vines, Jr. of Perdido, and Howell D.(Wayne) Vines of Stockton, Alabama, and his sister Charlotte Vines Krajniah of Onondaga, Michigan.

A celebration of  his  life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at St. Thomas by the Sea Catholic Church, 26547 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach. Following the service, a reception will follow in the church parish hall. The family would welcome photos to be placed in a scrapbook.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to commemorate Mr. Vines by having donations made to The Billfish Foundation in his name. Information can be found at www.billfish.org or by phone, Ellen Peel (800) 438-8247 ex. 108.

Condolences may be made at hughesfuneralservice.com.

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