November 5, 2012
William Shoemo, age 73 of Cantonment, heard the call to glory on Thursday, November 1, 2012, as he planned, while in the tender loving care of his niece, Stephanie Stephens and his entrusted friend and caregiver, Willie Swails.
William was born on July 21, 1939, in Cottage Hill to Andrew and Lillie Ree Shoemo, Sr., who have preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Andrew Shoemo, Jr., Abe Shoemo, David Bryant, Bertha Mae Shoemo-Dennis, Nathaniel Shoemo, aka Adbul Raheem, and his sister-in-law, Shirley Temple Shoemo.
His legacy lives on in his loving and devoted children, Kenneth (Natasha) Shoemo, Tonya Shoemo, and Terry (Barbara) Hamilton; eight grandchildren, Tarranicka, Deontae, Ashley, Kenya, Michael, Jerome, Adrienne, and Andrea; five brothers, Bernie (Eleanor) Shoemo, Kenneth (Betty) Shoemo, Myles (Erma) Bryant, Carl (Pat) Bryant, Charles (Carol) Bryant; four sisters, Barbara Dukes, Lula Farrow, Maxine (David) Davis, and Joyce Tumblin; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Shoemo and Mary Ann Shoemo; a special friend until death, Ms. Burnestein Williams. He leaves his precious and crazy memories with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Cantonment with Elder Myles Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in Williams Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Faith Chapel North Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
November 5, 2012
Richard Billy Williams, born January 17, 1936, in New Orleans, to the late Willie and Lucille (Campbell) Williams, died on November 3, 2012, after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was a long time resident of the Dixonville Community. Richard retired from Chemstrand. He was a member of the Berrydale Baptist Church, the Dixonville Fire Department, the Red Lodge Masonic Lodge #97, The Scottish Rite, the Hadji Shrine Temple and Jay #208 Order of the Eastern Star. Richard was a “die hard” NASCAR fan, he loved to travel and sit around and “shoot” the breeze with family and friends. Richard had a “soft spot” for the needs of others, especially children. His “mailbox” money went to help many good causes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 57 years Sabra; brothers, Julius, Kenneth, Frank and Leslie.
He is survived by his son, Rick; granddaughter, Ashley (Joshua) Stringer; great-granddaughter, Sophia Stringer, and great-grandson, Calleb Stringer of Groten, CN; sister, Maxine of California; sister-in-law, Amanda (Kevin) Thorne of Tennessee, and many caring family members and friends.
A special thank you to Heath Owens, Kevin Borders, Gary Nelson, Aubry Phillips, and Arnold Stowers.
A Masonic and Eastern Star service will be held on November 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Jay Funeral Home.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
November 3, 2012
Hazel Powell Harris of Molino passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, two brothers, one son Albert Rudd and a special companion of 22 years, Charles Beard.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Eugene) Peterson, three sons, Richard (Ana) Snowden, Ray (Cathy) Rudd, and Danny (Nita) Rudd, 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Regency Hospice, Nurse Finders, Jana, Mae, Ashley and Scott’s Pharmacy for the great care they showed in this time of need.
A time of visitation will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 S Hwy 29, Cantonment, FL on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. with a funeral service to follow there at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Highland Baptist Church Cemetery in Molino following the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home of Gulf Breeze.
November 2, 2012
Jeanene Murphy Hadley, 78, of Pensacola, our precious Mother went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, after a long fight with cancer.
She has joined her loved ones by being reunited with husband, Hubert Hadley; parents, James Steve and Martha Murphy; brother, Don Murphy; and nephew, Shan Murphy.
Mother loved to laugh and tease. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Our world will never be the same without Granny Ha Ha.
She leaves to cherish many sweet memories her daughters and “sons”, Janie and Rick Malbeck of Milton, FL and Donna and Ben Porter of Molino, FL; a granddaughter, Sandra Porter, who was very dear to her heart; brothers, Jr. and Yvonne Murphy, George Ray and Sharon Murphy; sister in law, Eileen Murphy; along with many special nieces, nephews and friends.
She was loved and we will miss her greatly.
The family wishes to thank everyone for the many prayers and the staff on 4th floor north at West Florida Hospital. Your love and compassion for Mother was amazing and appreciated.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel on Sunday November 4, 2012 with Bro. Robert Porter and Bro. Ron Carnley, officiating. Interment will be at 11AM Monday, November 5, 2012 at Bayview Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8PM on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Steve Murphy, Ron Coulter, Bobby Porter, Larry Houck, Bro. Robert Driver and Dillon Vardeman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Murphy and the men at Farm Hill Holiness Church.
Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
John 14 1-3
November 1, 2012
Mr. Jimmie Eugene “Gene” Curry, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, in Fairhope.
Mr. Curry was a native of Bay Minette and a resident of Perdido for the past 39 years. He was a lumber stacker at Swift Lumber Co. He did lawn care and landscaping. He kept up Perdido Baptist Cemetery for 25 years, Perdido Baptist Church, the Post Office and Masonic Lodge with real dedication. He attended the Perdido Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian “Bounce” Curry of Perdido; three stepsons, Johnny Weekley of Perdido, Freddie (Patricia) Weekley of Perdido and Harold (Debbie) Weekley of Perdido; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Perdido Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Klotz officiating.
Burial will follow at the Perdido Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2012, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Perdido Baptist Church.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC in charge of all arrangements.
November 1, 2012
Mrs. Ingrid McHenry, 71, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, in Brewton.
Mrs. McHenry was a native of Neunkirchen Kries Ottweiler, Germany, former resident of Century and has resided in Barnett Crossroads for the past 12 years. She was a loving and caring mother, cared for others as well and was an avid fisherman. Her husband, Felton Harvey Jones, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her two sons, Mark Edward (Diane) Jones of Milton and Cory Austin McHenry of Atmore; one daughter, Fedelia Jones Davis of Robertsdale; best friend, Tasha Grant of Century and six grandchildren, Kyle Lee Atkins, Kameron Austin Davis, Sommer Alexis Davis, Deanna Marie McHenry, Sophie Dee McHenry and Kenzie Elizabeth McHenry.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Elder Harold Brown officiating.
Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC in charge of all arrangements.
October 31, 2012
Mrs. Annie Mae Aaron Sheeler, 78, passed away on Monday, October 29 2012 in Atmore.
Mrs. Sheeler was a native of Monroeville and resident of Atmore for the past 30 years. Mrs. Sheeler retired from Vanity Fair after 30 years of service.
Survivors include her two sons, Nick Aaron of Atmore and Randy Aaron of Phillipsville, AL; two daughters, Sharee (Rodger) Shivers of Bay Minette and Shelia (Jack) Lambeth of Walnut Hill; sister, Ruth Rodella of Downey, CA; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Hadley and Rev. Linda Shiver officiating.
Burial will follow at the Conway Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Aaron, Randal Aaron, Steven Ross, Shane Ellsworth, Scott Francis and J.D. Duddy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rodger Shivers and Jack Lambeth.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Alabama
October 31, 2012
Mr. Leonard L. Donald, Sr., 92, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012. in Bay Minette.
Mr. Donald was a native of Pensacola and a resident of Nokomis, AL, since 1941. He was a member of the Nokomis Baptist Church were he was s past deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School director and Training Union director. He was a veteran of World War II, retired from civil service, retired from Teledyne after 10 years of service and he loved to fish.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Jane Donald and one son, Buford Donald.
Survivors include his two sons, Leonard L. (Milner) Donald, Jr. of Atmore, and Billy Wayne (Frankie) Donald of Atmore; daughter, Vickie Donald of Atmore; ine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Pruitt and Rev. Houston Gill officiating.
Burial will follow at Serenity Garden Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 1 p.m. until funeral time.
Pallbearers will be Mark Presley, Don Smith, Dale Robison, Roger Prewett, Ricky Fore and Daryl Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Presley and Wayne Prewett.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Alabama.
October 30, 2012
Reinhold Herman Bodtke 87, of Atmore, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, in Century.
He was born December 25, 1924, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He joined the United States Navy on July 23, 1942. He was an Electrician’s Mate and received the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal (2 Stars) and American Area Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy on April 28, 1946. He then worked at Acme Steel in Chicago through 1957. He retired from Chemstrand/Monsanto/Solutia in 1989. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Grace Ann Bodtke and his wife of 63 years, Linda Joyce Cobb Bodtke, whom he married on March 29, 1949.
He is survived by his sons; Jeff (Wanda) Bodtke of Hoover, AL. and Jim (Brenda) Bodtke of Bratt; grandsons, James Howard (Harmony) Bodtke, Jr., Benjamin Richard (Dawn) Bodtke and Kevin Vance (Ginger) Phillips; granddaughters, Jennifer Leigh (Michael) Robinson, Katrina Ward and Christy LeAnn (Richard) Peek, great-grandchildren, Jamison, Grace Ann, Kadence, Harleigh, Cameron, Emma, Jaylee, Ashayla, Nora, Vance, Rosson, Alexandra, Grey and Genevieve.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church of Atmore with Dr. John Brannon officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with Military Honors.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
October 29, 2012
Richard “Pop” John Harigel , 67, of Molino passed away October 25, 2012, in Atmore.
He was born December 11, 1944, in Pensacola to the late Vincent and Ethel Harigel. He was a graduate of Tate High School. He was self-employed in the restaurant business.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Freddy and V.J. Harigel. He served in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his sons, Sean (Cindy) Harigel of Pace, Dr. Shane (Dawn) Harigel of Molino, Shannon (Brandy) Harigel of Molino, Malcolm Harigel of Molino, Dr. Sheldon (Kim) Harigel of Bratt, and Cody (Deanna) Harigel of Pensacola; sisters; Glenda Gulsby and Judy Herring both of Molino, Godparents W.C. and Doris Barnhill of Molino and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 27, 2012, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Daniels and Rev. Rob Hines officiating. Burial followed at Pugh’s Chapel Cemetery in Molino. Pallbearers were his sons.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.