I asked all of my living relatives for permission to include information about them on this site. Some did not want their
information published on the web, and others preferred I not include certain types of information (for example, birth dates).
In all cases I have respected their wishes.
Mrs. Rachel Kiel Bumpers
Wife of the late Ollie Bumpers, departed from this life on August 30, 2002 at a local hospital in Mobile,
AL. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Earnest and Alice Kiel. She was born August 28, 1905 in Coffeeville, Alabama.
She lived the majority of her life in Mobile, Alabama. Mrs. Bumpers was saved in 1933 under Rev. C.H. Choens. She was a life
long member of the Church of God In Christ organization. Surviving her are two loving daughters, Mrs. Minnie Mae Bumpers Allen
and husband, Dr. Raleigh H. Allen, Jr. and Ms. Bernice Robinson; two sisters, Ms. Barbara Wright of Mobile, AL and Ms. Lola
Salter of New York and two brothers, Mr. Evanda Kiel and Elmore Kiel, both of Mobile, AL; five grandchildren,
Ms. Renee Allen of Mobile, AL, Mr. Ricky Robinson, Ms. Rochelle Robinson, Ms. Veda Robinson and Mr. Eric Robinson, all from
Cleveland, OH and a host of great grandchildren including Minnie M. Allen, Raleigh H. Allen, IV and many other family members
and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 11AM from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home with
Bishop Phillip Gardner officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 10AM until service time. Interment
will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by RADNEY FUNERAL HOME, 3155 Dauphin Street Extension, Mobile, AL.
Mrs. Minnie Mae Bumpers-Allen
Mrs. Minnie Mae Bumpers-Allen, wife of Dr. Raleigh H. Howell, Jr., mother of Renee Allen, grandmother of Minnie Allen,
passed away June 25, 2007. A native of Coffeeville, AL, and a resident of Tuskegee, AL, was born January 1, 1926 to the late
Brother Ollie Bumpers and the late Rachel Kiel-Bumpers. She is survived by her daughter Renee, granddaughter Minnie, her sister
Bernice Robinson of Cleveland, OH and other relatives and friends.
Brother Sidney Pugh
Sidney Pugh, a retired foreman with Lonestar Cement Co., died Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at a hospital in Jackson.
He was 94. Pugh, a native of the Ebenezer community, was a resident of Jackson. He was a member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
Church, where he had served as a ward leader. He was also a member of Bethlehem Lodge No. 866 of Winn, Ala. Survivors include
his wife of 71 years, Aurilla Coats Pugh of Jackson; one son, Clauzell Pugh of Mobile; two daughters, Grace P. Jackson of
Birmingham and Janie Bell Pugh of Jackson; one brother, L.V. Pugh of Decatur, Mich.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 tonight at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home Jackson. Another visitation will be Saturday from
10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in the Ebenezer community. Burial will be in the churchyard
Deacon Will Todd
Deacon Will Todd--A native of Grove Hill, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL for the past two years, born June 4, 1906,
departed this life on Sunday, August 24, 2003 at a local healthcare facility. He was the son of the late Jerry and Georgia
Williams Todd of Grove Hill, AL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Chapman Todd: two sons, Dr. Harvey Lee Todd
and Willie James Todd: and three great grandchildren, Jazlen, Jada and Janea. He was a longtime member of the St. Luke Baptist
Church of Grove Hill, AL. He leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters, one devoted, Viola T. (Henry) Murphy of Long Beach,
CA; and Lorie D. Cox of Jackson, AL; a devoted son, Deacon Author Lee Todd, Sr. of Whistler, AL; one devoted daughter-in-law,
Betty Ann Todd of Long Beach, CA; sixteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. A funeral Cortege will leave the funeral home on Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 8:30am for Grove
Hill, Al, where the funeral services will be held from the St. Luke Baptist Church at 11am. Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the funeral service at the church. Rev. Robert Jackson, pastor and officiating minister. Interment will follow in
the Clarksville Cemetery in Grove Hill, AL. Funeral arrangements are by REESE FUNERAL HOME, 925 Bessemer Ave, Prichard, AL.
Sister Iola Bumpers-Todd
Iola Bumpers Todd -- A native of Grove Hill, AL and a resident of Mobile for the past 47 years, born on October 24, 1938,
departed this life on April 13, 2003 at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Nally and Alma
Bumpers of Grove Hill, AL and three granddaughters, Jazlen, Jada, and Janea. She was a long time member of Macedonia Baptist
Church for 42 years and later joined the First Baptist Church of Prichard, AL. She leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted
husband, Dea. Author Lee Todd Sr. of 46 years; seven devoted children, three daughters, Draunetta (David) Howard, Brenda (Donald)
Craig, and Jacqueline (Adolphus) Mitchell; four sons, Author Lee (Sandra) Todd Jr., Kennedy Dewayne (Yolanda) Todd, Labarron
(Jacqueline) Todd, and Milton (Sandra) Todd; 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; a devoted cousin and mother figure,
Annie Mae Dempsey; a devoted father-in-law, Mr. Will Todd; one devoted sister, Estella Russell of Grove Hill, AL; one devoted
brother-in-law, Rev. Harvey Lee (Betty) Todd of Cerritos, CA; one devoted sister-in-law, Viola (Henry) Murphy of Long Beach,
CA; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, 213 North
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Prichard, AL on Saturday, April 19, 2003 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral services will begin
at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Pine Crest Cemetery. Dr. Walter G. Bracy, pastor and officiating minister. Funeral arrangements
by REESE FUNERAL HOME, 925 Bessemer Ave., Prichard, AL. Published in the Mobile Register on 4/18/2003.
Mrs. Boydee Gilmore Calhoun
ZIMCO -- Boydee Gilmore Calhoun, a member of Walter Mission AME Zion Church, died Friday at her home in Zimco. She was
72. Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Todd of Zimco; four sisters, Bessie Lee Bracy, Mattie Hall and Cloridine Kennedy,
all of Prichard, and Nonie Griffin of Grove Hill; three brothers, Emmett Gilmore and Walter Gray Gilmore, both of Salitpa,
and George Robert Gilmore of Prichard; one grandchild; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Walter Mission
AME Zion Church in Zimco Wednesday from noon until the 1 p.m. service. Burial will be in church cemetery. Jackson Memorial
Funeral Home in Jackson is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Clemintine Louise Stewart-Richard
Clemintine Louise Richard, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her home. She was 71. Mrs. Richard was a native of
Salitpa and a resident of the Good Hope community of Grove Hill. She was a member of Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God in
St. Stephens, where she served as mother of the church. Survivors include her mother, Mattie Stewart of Salitpa; three sons,
Theodore Law of Grove Hill, Melvin Law of Prichard and Alvin Morris of Jackson; five daughters, Dorothy Reed of Salitpa, Paulette
McMillian and Arletha Morris, both of Jackson, Angelia T. Bowen of Montgomery and Rosie Allen of Selma; a sister, Geneva Pace
of Saraland; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The service is set for 11 a.m. today at Springfield A.M.E. Zion
Church in Salitpa. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Salitpa with Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James Law, Sr.
A native of Clarke County and a resident o f Mobile, died on Thursday, April 26, 2001 at a loca l nursing facility. He was
a veteran of World War II. Born September 25, 1919, to the late Mrs. Betty Coats-Law and Mr. Andrew Law, he was also preceded
in death by several siblings. His survivors include three ch ildren, James ``Outlaw'' Law, Jr., Joseph Law, and E ssie Smith;
one devoted brother, Earl Law; two sisters, Daisey Law, and Maggie L . Bettis; one brother in law, Rev. Joshua Bettis; fi
ve nieces, Devoted, Cora L. Law, Cornelia L. Taylor, Anne L. Henry, Dorothy L. C larke, and Bettye Hightower; one nephew,
Billy Earl Law; many grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 30, 2001 at Hodges
Funeral Chapel fro m 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral hour. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. Funeral
arrangements are entrusted to HODGES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 701 Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue, Mobile, Alabama.
Sister Ethel Taylor Brooks
Mrs. Ethel Taylor Brooks was born September 18, 1905 to the late Mr. Lawrence Taylor and Mrs. Laura Johnson Taylor, in Clarke
County, Alabama. She departed this life at a local hospital on Thursday, June 11, 1998. She confessed Christ at an early age
and became a member of th Good Hope Baptist Church, Glenden, Alabama. Later she moved to Plateau, Alabama and became a member
of First Hopewell Baptist Church. She lived in Plateau for 75 years. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Mr. Joe
Brooks on March 18, 1922. Many loving, beautifull memories will be cherished by her survivors based on her long and fruitful
life. She is survived by two sisters, Alice (Elijah) Peters, Willie Mae (Albert) Watts, god child, Mrs. Ethel Todd; 30 nieces
and nephews, one devoted, Rev. Lemuel (Ezonia) Taylor, Jr., 103 great nieces & nephews, one devoted, Rev. Jeffery (Betty)
Taylor, Jr.; 99 great-great-nieces and nephews; and 8 great-great-great-nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and
friends. Services, Saturday, June 20, 1998, 11:00 A. M., First Hopewell Baptist Church, Plateau, Alabama. Rev. John McCarty,
Pastor, officiating Minister. Interment, Oaklawn Cemetery. Final arrangements are entrusted to Reese Funeral Home, 925 Bessemer
Avenue, Prichard, Alabama.
Mrs. Alice Taylor-Peters
Mrs. Alice Taylor Peters, age 71, a native of Clark County, AL, born January 26, 1929. A resident of Whistler, AL for over
38 years, departed this life on Wednesday, September 20, 2000, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel
Earl Elmore and two sisters, Millie Ann Gill and Ethel TaylorBrooks. She was a devoted and faithful mother and member of The
Greater Allenville A.O.H. Church of God. She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband, Elijah Peters, Sr.; three loving
daughters, Mary (Ralph) Brown of Montgomery, AL, Sandra (LaMedgar) Grant of Norcross, GA, and Yvette Marie Peters o f Mobile,
AL; four dedicated sons, Michael (Darlene) Elmore, Sr., Gilbert (Vanessa) Elmore, Sr., Elijah (Angela) Peters, Jr., Elder
Anthony (Rosemary) Peters, all of Mobile, AL; devoted sister and brother-in-law, Willie Mae (Albert) Watts; two devoted friends,
Gladys Kennedy and Katie L. Scott; 24 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, one devoted niece,
Denise Watts Martin, and many relatives and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, September 23, 2000 from 12:00 PM to 1:30
PM at The Greater Allenville A.O.H. Church of God, Inc. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM w ith Overseer Richard Curtis
officiating. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by SERENITY FUNERAL HOME, 8691 Old Pascagoula
Road, Mobile, Alabama.
Deacon Eddie K. Law
Eddie K. Law died in Tuscaloosa, AL, March 12, 2000, at the age of 87. A native of Jackson, AL, born February 17, 1914, to
the late Edd and Tealie Law, and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon, president of the
choir and Sunday school superintendent. Survivors include his wife, Sweetie M. Law of Winn, AL; a son, Travis Law, and a daughter,
Jessie Crawford, both of Northport, AL; a sister, Matilda Holliman of Moible, AL, and three grandchildren. Services are set
for 11 A.M., Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, with viewing one hour prior to servieces. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
ANDREWS FUNERAL HOME, in Jackson, AL is directing.
Mr. John Eramas Alston
John E. Alston, born October 24, 1902, a retired carpenter, died Sunday, January 22, 2000 at his Jackson home. He was 97.
Alston, a native of the Ebenezer community near Coffeeville, Ala., was a member of AOH Church of God in Jackson. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, earning the Good Conduct Medal and the APTO Medal. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Law-Alston
of Jackson; a daughter, Janet Alston of Jackson; a son, Emerson G. Alston of South Dakota; a sister, Ethel Kilpatrick of Jackson;
a brother, Willie W. Alston of Zimco, Ala.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday
at AOH Church of God, with viewing one hour prior to services. Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Sister Dester Upshaw-Brown
Dester Brown, a homemaker and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at her home. She was 65.
Mrs. Brown, a native of Allen, Ala., was a resident of Grove Hill. She was born, December 13, 1933. Survivors include her
husband, John Brown; and two sons, Mark Brown and Sollie Brown, all of Grove Hill; two daughters, Mary Presnall of Mobile
and Marilyn Kelly of Mound Bayou, Miss.; five sisters, Willie Mae Upshaw and Evon Upshaw, both of Mobile, Theresa Upshaw and
Bennie Mae Upshaw, both of Grove Hill, and Iva Dean Coates of Moss Point, Miss.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church near Jackson, Ala., with viewing at noon. Burial will
be in Ebenezer Cemetery, with Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson directing.
Ms. Beulah Ann Coates
Beulah Ann Coats, who had worked as a seamstress, died October 15, 1998, after suffering health problems. She was 33. Mrs.
Coates was a native an resident of Coffeeville, AL. Survivors include her son, Henri S. Canton of Coffeeville, AL, two daughters;
Latasha M. Coates and Katherine Grayson, both of Coffeeville, AL; her mother, Irene Howze Coleman of Coffeeville, AL; her
grandmother, Ester Law Howze, of Coffeeville, AL: four sisters, Eboni L Brown of Coffeeville, AL, Evelyn Law of Morvin, AL,
Elaine Howze of Pensacola, FL and Lelia Darrington of Jackson, AL; two brothers, Willie Coates of Jackson, AL and Kenneth
Leon Coates of Winn, AL; and one grandchild. Services took place Wednesday at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church in Coffeeville,
AL; Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson, handled arrangements.
Mrs. Onnie Peavy Rice
Onnie Peavy Rice, a Jackson homemaker, died Oct. 13 at a local health care facility. She was 96. Mrs. Rice was a native of
Salipta. Survivors include a sister, Josie Law of Jackson; and a brother, Leo Peavy of Grove Hill. Visitation will be from
5 to 8 tonight at Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson. Services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall on U.S. 43 North in
Jackson. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Salitpa.
Mrs. Bessie Calhoun Hunter
Age 63, a native of Grove Hill, Alabama and a resident of White Plains, New York exchanged life for eternity on Thursday,
September 20, 2001. She was born on July 28, 1938 to the late Sidney and Bessie L. Jones Calhoun. She was preceded in death
by her six brothers, Eddie D., Sidney, Johnny Cooper, Joseph, Leonard and Robert Calhoun; one sister, Lola Bell Calhoun Nobles.
She was a member and usher of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains, New York. She is survived by two brothers, Overseer
Clifton (Shirley) Calhoun of Foley, Alabama and Henry Lewis Calhoun of Grove Hill, Alabama; three sisters, Bertha (Walter)
Nevels of Mobile, Alabama, Minnie (Remus) Law of Mobile, Alabama and Mary Ezell of Foley, Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Mamie
Calhoun of Los Angeles, California, Carrie Calhoun of Prichard, Alabama; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and
friends; four devoted friends, Henry Marshall and Margaret Roberts of White Plains, New York, Elliot and Joan of Scarsdale,
New York. A special thanks to the Jansen Memorial Hospice Service of White Plains, New York. Visitation will be held at the
Reese Funeral Home on Friday, September 28, 2001 from 1:00 PM until the 2:00 pm funeral hour, Overseer Clifton Calhoun will
officiate. Interment will follow at Whispering Pines Cemetery. Arrangements by REESE FUNERAL HOME, 925 Bessemer Avenue, Prichard,
Alabama 36610. Published in Mobile Register on 09/27
Carlton Pugh Sr.
ATHENS, Ga. - Carlton Pugh Sr., who retired from Southern Railroad after 49 years, died Friday at a health care facility in
Athens. He was 80.Pugh, a native of Grove Hill, formerly lived in Toddtown. The U.S. Army veteran was a member of Pine Chapel
No. 2 Baptist Church in Toddtown, where he had served as chairman of the deacons board.Survivors include seven sons, Carlton
James Pugh of Tacoma, Wash., Jessie L. Pugh and Lawrence D. Pugh, both of Toddtown, Marshall B. Pugh of Plano, Texas, the
Rev. Bernard Pugh of Oviedo, Fla., Darryl D. Pugh of Mesa, Ariz., and Donald L. Pugh of Decatur, Ga.; two daughters, Glenda
Butler of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Eunice Dell Taylor of Jamaica, N.Y.; a brother, Sam Pugh of Utica, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church, and at 9 a.m. Thursday,
followed by services at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Chapel Cemetery.Arrangements are by Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson.
Mr. Sidney E. Cox, Sr.
Born July 26, 1943, departed this life May 22, 2001. A native of Coffeeville, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL for a number
of years. He leaves to cherish his mem ories, a loving and devoted wife, Bessie M. Cox, Mob ile, AL; three loving daughters,
Monique, Felicia and LaTrenia Cox, Mobile, AL; two loving sons, Sidney Cox, Jr. and Terrence Cox, M obile, AL; four grandchildren,
Sidney, III, Romaine Proctor, Jr., Chelsey Taylor and Alysia Tate, Mobile, AL; two sisters, Nettie R. Cox, Mobile, AL and
Mary L. Todd, Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Turner L. (Dorot hy) Cox, Jr. and Allen (Joyce) Cox, Mobile, AL and E lroy (Jeanette)
Cox, Box Springs, GA; one aunt, Rosena Cox, Coffeeville, AL; dev oted friends, James Crenshaw, LaTresha Drakes, Tyrel a Overstreet,
Glendora Coleman, Linda Freed, Jesse Hall; special friends at MIMC , Stephanie Dock, Terry Bishop, Randy and Mike; a ho st
of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, June 1, 2 001 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Lovett's Funeral
Chapel and on Saturday, June 2, 20 01 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Coffeeville, AL from 11:00 A.M. to the 1:00 P.M. funeral
hour with Rev. Albert Ridgeway officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Church Cemetery. LOVET T'S FUNERAL CHAPEL directing.
Mr. Otto Cox, Jr.
Mr. Otto Cox, Jr., was born on April 4, 1937 to the proud parents, Otto and Mary Cox, in Mt. Vernon, Alabama, who preceded
him in death. At the age of 10 Otto moved to Oakland, California where he joined his parents and resided until his homecoming
on December 12, 2001. He was a graduate from Castlemont High School later joining the USMC in 1956. He excelled in running
track at McClymonds and Castlemont High School. He earned a scholarship to San Jose State College, but instead ran track in
the USMC. As a young man he met and married Juanita Wright. God blessed this union with one daughter. He united with Calvary
Baptist Church in Oakland, CA, where he invited Christ into his heart as his Lord and Savior. He leaves to cherish his loving
memories: wife, Karen Cox, Oakland, CA; daughter, Ramona Hodges, San Leandro, CA; three brothers, Joseph Miller, Inkster,
MI, James Cox, Melvin Cox, a devoted brother, Amos Demes, Oakland, CA; three sisters, Hazel Mitchell, Los Angeles, CA, Edna
Phillip, Beaverton, OR, Mary McCleese, Oakland, CA; three grandsons, Orlando, John-John, Demond; 12 nephews; 13 nieces; two
stepchildren; three aunts, Gaynette Pugh, Gulfport, MS, Sallie Mae Sapp, Woodside, NY, Catherine Cox, Richmond, CA; one uncle,
Curtis Guinn (Marie), Oakland, CA; a devoted cousin, John Law (Pat), Castro Valley, CA; his special friends, Bobby Bogan Mustafa
and Charles Cook, Oakland, CA; his favorite sister-in-law, Sharon ``Sodipop'' Cox; a host of other relatives and friends of
California and Alabama also will remember him. Visitation will be at the Mt. Oliver Primitive Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon,
AL on Thursday, December 20, 2001 from 10 A.M. until the 11 A.M. funeral home. Rev. James Kemp, pastor and officiating minister.
Interment will follow in the Morning Star Cemetery, Mt. Vernon. REESE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements, 925 Bessemer
Avenue, Prichard, AL.
Mr. J.P. Cox
A native of Coffeeville, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL. Born December 26, 1919, passed Thursday, March
15, 2001 at a local hospital. He was a member of Aimwell Missionary Bapt ist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Emma J. Cox ``Snow''. He leave s to cherish his precious memory seven children, Ger aldine C. (John) Lewis, Birmingham, AL,
Gloria J. Cox, Patricia A. Bass, Anice ( Steve) Webster, Charles Earl (Debra) Cox, all of Mob ile, AL, Janice (Terry) Cook,
Detroit, MI, and Harold J. (Linda) Cox, Atlanta, G A, three brothers, Willie B. Cox, Ohatchee, AL, Henr y Cox, Jr, Birmingham,
AL, and M.L. (Louise) Cox, Bay Minette, AL, ten grandchil dren, three great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Lou ise Cox, Talladega,
AL, and Annie Bell Cox, Mobile, AL, very devoted friend, Fra nces Johnson, Mobile, AL, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. His remains will lie in state at Christia n Benevolent Funeral Home, Inc., Wednesday, March 21,
2001 from 12:00 noon until 5 :00 PM and after 9:00 AM Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Aimwell Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Earl
St. Visitation will be from 11:00 A M to 12:00 PM at which time Dr. Michael E. Jackson, pastor, will conduct the funeral service.
Interment will follow in Whispering Pi nes Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by CHRISTIAN BENE VOLENT FUNERAL HOME, 201 N. Hamilton
St., Mobile, AL 36603.
Anfernee DeKarl Yelder
Anfernee DeKarl Yelder, a native and resident of Jackson, died Monday at his residence. He was 2 months old. He is survived
by his parents, Anthony and Ulanda Yelder of Leroy; two sisters, Williamesha McRand and Abrasia Yelder; three brothers, Antonio
Yelder, Anthony Yelder Jr., and William McRand IV, all of Jackson; and his grandparents, Minnie James and Mose McReynolds
Jr. of Jackson, Wade Abston of St. Stephens and Authur and Georgia Ann Yelder of Leroy. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday
at Andrews Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Union Cemetery in Leroy.
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Sister Flossie Lee Law-Watson
Sister Flossie Lee Law-Watson, was born November 30, 1918, to the late Mrs. Alberta Pugh Bumpers-Law-Williams
and the late Mr. James "Jimmie" Law, Sr., in Coffeeville, Clarke County, Alabama. She passed this life on Thursday, October
4, 2001, at her home, in Prichard, AL, at about 7:00 P. M. Flossie left Coffeeville, at the age of eight, with her mother
and siblings, and moved to Bladen Springs, AL, later moving on to, Silas, AL, where she met and married, Mr. Marshall Remis
Waton, on August 8, 1934. They lived in Gilbertown, AL until 1940, and then moved to Mobile, AL where they raised their four
lovely children. Flossie had a sweet personality, and a kind and sympathetic heart, and desired to help those in need. She
was a wonderful person, and will truely be heartfelt missed. Preceding her in death were her parents, her beloved husband,
several siblings; Ms. Ada Law, Mrs. Ida Lou Law-Johnson (twin to Ada) and husband Mr. Clarence Johnson, Mrs. Cordelia Ivora
Law-Bryant and husband Mr. Henry Bryant, Charlie Law, Dossie Law, Mr. James "Jimmie/ I. J." Law, Jr., Mrs. Nancy Rae Law-Lassiter
and husband Mr. Howard Lassiter, Mr. Elie Law and wife Mrs. Lillie Coats-Law, Mr. Levert Law and wife Mrs. Minnie House, Mr.
Andrew Law and wife Mrs. Betty Coats, Mrs. Mary Malone Law-Pugh and husband Mr. Creagh Pugh (He was Flossie's first cousin),
Mrs. Nettie Elizabeth Law-Dickinson and husband Mr. Jerome Dickinson, Ms. Eartha Mae Murphy and Little Jim Murphy, her grandparents;
Mrs. Martha Todd Williams-Bumpers, Mr. Robert "Buddy" Pugh and Mrs. Delphia Law, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins
and other relatives. Flossie was also the great-granddaughter of the late Ms. Hannah Williams, Mr. John Todd, Mr. George Law,
Mr. Charlie "Chas" Pugh and Mrs. Judy Beckham Pugh, and the great-great-granddaughter of the late Ms. Celia Todd. Mrs. Flossie
leaves to cherish her memories, three very loving and devoted daughters; Mrs. Annie (Collin) Benjamin, Sr. of Toulminville,
AL, Mrs. Ruby (James) Weathers, of Prichard, AL and Mrs. Nettie Sprueill of Winterville, N. C., a very loving and devoted
son, Mr. Marshall (Georgia) Watson, Jr. of Prichard, AL, her first and very devoted grandson, Mr. Collin (Dianne) Benjamin,
Jr., loving and devoted grandchildren; Mr. Bruce M. Benjamin, of Valley, AL, Mrs. Debbie V. Benjamin (Steven) Wright, and
Ms. Enita P. Benjamin, both of Richmond, CA, Mr. Trevor B. (Priscilla) Watson, Sr, Ms. Marquita K. Watson and Ms. Amelia L.
Watson, all of Mobile, AL, Mr. George (Wendy) Sprueill, of North Carolina, Octavia J. Kendrick and Jimmy Kendrick, both of
Prichard, AL, Mr. Rochelle White and Ms. Deitra White, both of Texas, twenty-six great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren,
two sisters; Grace Daws-Horn of Detroit, MI and Beatrice Law-Jackson of Oakland, CA, a multitude of nieces and nephews, cousins,
one devoted, Mrs. Marie Bumpers-Malone of Baldwin County, AL, great-nieces, one devoted, Ms. Valerie Bonner of Prichard, AL,
great-nephews, other relatives, friends and neighbors, three devoted, Deacon Willie Donaldson, Mrs. Gloria Stallworth-Reels
and Ms. Stacy Benjamin. Reese Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2001,
at 9:00 A. M. and services starting at 11:00 A. M. at the First Hopewell Baptist Church, 664 Shelly Street, Magazine, Mobile,
Alabama, Rev. John McCarty, Pastor and Officiant. Interment, Prichard Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Nancy Rae "Nae Nae" Law-Lassiter
Born March 5, 1915, Sister Nancy Lassiter, a native of Coffeeville, Clarke County, Alabama, and a resident
of Plateau, Alabama for a number of years, passed suddenly, August 17, 1973 at a local nursing home. She leaves to mourn her
passing, a devoted husband, Mr. Howard Lassiter, Pateau, Al., a devoted Mother, Mrs. Albert Collins of Prichard, Al., six
sisters, Mrs. Nettie Dickinson, and Mrs. Flossie Watson of Prichard, Al., Mrs. Beatrice Jackson and Ms. Eartha Murphy of Oakland,
Ca., Mrs. Grace Horn of Detroit, Mi., and Mrs. Ida Lou Johnson of Coffeeville, Al., one brothe, Mr. James Law of Boston, Ma.,
a father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lassiter, Butler, Al., five aunts, five uncles, two sisters-in-law, one devoted,
Mrs. Annie Mae Kirksey, Philadlphia, Pa., Mrs. Ora Lee Law of Boston, Ma., five brothers-in-law, Mr. Robert Lassiter, Butler,
Al., Jerome Dickinson and Mr. Marshall Watson, Prichard, Al., Mr. Clifford Horn, Sr. of Detroit, Mi., and Mr. Clarence Jackson,
Sr., of Oakland, Ca., devoted friends; Mrs. Claudine Martin and Mrs. Lela Thompson of Prichard, Al., a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. Services, Friday, August 14, 1973, 2:00 PM, First Hopewell Baptist Church, 664 Shelby Street,
Magazine, Al, Rev. John McCarty Minister. Interment in Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, Hodge Funeral Chapel directing.
Mr. James "I. J. " Law, Jr.
On Tuesday, May 14, 1996, the Almighty God, in his infinte wisdom and love called our beloved, Mr. James
"Jimmie/ I. J." to be with Him eternally. Mr. Issie James Law, as he called himself, was born February 1, 1922 in Coffeeville,
Alabama, to the late Mr. Jimmie Law, Sr. and the late Alberta Pugh Bumpers-Law. He was the husband of Mrs. Orelia Law. He
spent the last 20 some-odd years in Norfolk, Virginia. He was preceded in death by several sisters, Nancy Law-Lassiter, Nettie
Law-Dickinson, Ida Law-Johnson, Cardelia Law-Bryant, Ada Law, Mary Law-Pugh; all of his brothers, Andrew Law, Levert Law,
Elie Law, Dossie Law, Charlie Law, and Little Jim Murphy. He leaves to mourn their loss, four sisters, Flossie Law-Watson,
of Prichard, Alabama, Grace Daws-Horn of Highland Park, Michigan, Beatrice Law-Jackson of Oakland, California and Eartha Murphy
of Oaklanc, California. He also leave seven children; Eric J. Law of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Wallace Law of Mattopan, Massachusetts,
Leillani Law-Campbell of Scetuate, Massachusettes, Dessirree Kenku of Decatur, Georgia, Adreennee Law of Mattopan, Massachusetts,
Jemmerrell Fischer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Jane Knight of Erial, New Hampshire. He also leave several grandchildren;
Eric Law, Torgeanna Law, Lemor Law, Danielle Law, Sheriff Kenku, Silofa Kenku, Rashada Kenku, Lance Law, Tameka Law, Kerry
Law, Sean Fischer, Nirya Kenku, Nigel Kenku, Malana Campbell, Royla Campbell, and Trelani Law; great-grandchildren; Sheriff
Kenku, Jr., Lariff Kenku, Natasha Carter, Richard Tyreen, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
Services, Saturday, May 08, 1996, 1:00 P. M., Hale Funeral Home Chapel, 2100 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia, 23604, Rev.
James Lassiter, Officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Sister Ida Lou Law-Johnson
Sister Ida Lou Law-Johnson was born in Clarke County, Alabama, to the late Mr. Jimmie Law and Mrs. Lucy
Malone Law, on February 14, 1890, she passed this life Saturday, September 30, 1989 at the Jackson Health Care Center. She
was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Mr. Clarence Johnson. To this union 2 children were born, one daughter, Zeola Johnson,
preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her sisters; Ada Law (her twin), Cardelia Ivora Law and husband Henry
Bryant, Mary Law and husband Creagh Pugh, Nancy Rae Law and husband Howard Lassiter (March 1989), Nettie Elizabeth Law and
husband Jerome Dickinson, her brothers; Charlie Law, Dossie Law, Levert Law and his wife Minnie House/Howze, Andrew Law and
his wife Bettie Coats, and Elie Law and his wife Lillie Coats; her step-mother, Alberta Pugh Bumpers-Law; brother-in-law,
Marshall R. Watson, Sr., and sister-in-law, Beulah Johnson and husband Jack Coats, Sr., and her mother and father-in-law,
Alice and Standberry Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving daughter, Mrs. Della Maw Brown of Rt. 1 Coffeeville,
AL, two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Law-Watson of Prichard, AL and Mrs. Beatrice Law-Jackson of Oakland, CA, one brother, Mr. James
Law, Jr. of Norfolk, VA, five grandchildren, twentey-one great-grandchildren, fifteen great-great-grandchildren, and a host
of other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Service, Thursday, October 5, 1989, 11:00 A. M. at the Ebenezer
Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Jackson, Alabama, Rev. John Wimbly, Pastor and Officiating Minister. Andrew's Funeral Home, directing.
Interment, Ebenezer Cemetery.
Sister Mary Malone Law-Pugh
The late Mary Pugh was bron October 14, 1875 in the Ebenezer Community, Route 1, Jackson, Alabama. Her mother
was the lated Lucy Malone-Law. She departed this life about 4:30 a.m., Monday, May 24, 1971 at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital,
Grove Hill, Alabama. The deceased lifed her entire life in the community of her birth. She joined Ebenezer Baptist Church
at an early age, where she was a faithful member until her health failed. She was married to the late Creagh Pugh. To this
union six children were born. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Zeola Carter, Rt. 1, Jackson, Al., Mrs. Pearlie Dubose,
Jackson, Al., four sons, Zan, Dan and Sidney Pugh, all of Route 1, Jaskson, Al,. L. V. Pugh, Decatur, Michigan; five sisters,
Ida Johnson, Route 1, Coffeeville, Al., Nettie, Nancy and Flossie, all of Prichard, Al, Precious Bee, Oakland, Ca., one brother,
James Law, twenty-two grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, four daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law,
and a host of othe relatives and friends. Services, Sunday, May 30th, 1971, 11:30 AM, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Route
1, Jackson, Alabama. Rev. A. U. Elliott, Officiating, Jackson Funeral Services, directing. Interment, Ebenezer Cemetery.
Sister Della Mae Brown
The late Sister Della Mae Brown, was born September 2, 1919, in Clarke County to the late Mrs. Ida Lou Law-Johnson
and Clarence Johnson of Coffeeville, AL. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Ebenezer Baptist Church. She departed
this life on Friday morning, January 1, 1999. She was united in marriage to Mr. Early Brown, who preceded her in death; to
this union seven children was born, two of which preceded her in death; Nelson and Leon Brown of Coffeeville, AL. She leaves
to cherish her loving memories; five children; James (Luberta) Brown, Annie (Ezell) Coats, Frank (Clara) Brown, all of Coffeeville,
AL; Ethel (Edward) Lemay, Roxbury, Mass; Cecil (Wanda) Brown, Silas, AL' nineteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren,
four great-great-grandchildren; one sister who preceded her in death (Zeola Johnson), of Coffeeville, AL; two brother-in-laws;
John W. (Dester) Brown, Roscoe (Australia) Brown. A host of aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, one devoted
aunt, Sister Flossie Law-Watson. Services, Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 1:00 p. m., Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ebenezer,
Alabama. Rev. John Wimberly, Pastor, Rev. Albert Ridgeway, Officiating. Mosley Funeral Home, directing. Interment, Ebenezer
Brother Nathaniel "Buck" Bumpers
Born August 26, 1894, Bro. Buck Bumpers was a native of Coffeeville, Alabama and a resident of Mobile, Alabama
for a number of years. He passed this life at the Doctors Hospital, February 13, 1978, at 12:30 A. M. He was united in Holy
Matrimony to Mrs. Hattie Law (Howze). He was a member of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. He leaves to mourn his
passing, a devited wife, Mrs. Hattie Bumpers, three sisters; Mrs. Alberta Bumpers-Williams, of Plateau (Prichard), Alabama,
Miss Annie Mae Bumpers of Prichard, Alabama, Mrs. Connie Weavers of Chatokm, Alabama; two brothers, Mr. Ollie Bumpers of Orchid,
Alabama and Mr. Earnest Bumpers of Toulminville, Alabama; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Rachel Bumpers, a host of other relatives
and friends. Services, Saturday, February 18, 1978, 11:00 O'Clock, A.M., Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1712 Chestang
Street, Prichard, Alabama, Dr. Fred L. Sanderson, Pastor. Interment, Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffeeville, Alabama.
Reverend Harvey Lee Todd
Reverend Dr. Harvey Lee Todd, 69, led church, worked as a trash collector for LB shared his faith, and lessons. For more
than 32 years, Harvey Lee Todd worked to keep the city clean as a garbage collector and street sweeper operator. Harvey died
June 25, 2003, at his Cerritos home of heart failure. Reverend Dr. Harvey Lee Todd, Pastor of New Names Baptist Church, was
born June 4, 1934, in Grove Hill, Alabama. He was the oldest of four children born to Will Todd and the late Alberta Chapman-Todd.
Dr. Todd united with the St. Luke Baptist Church of Grove Hill, Alabama, at an early age. As a member of St. Luke Baptist
Church, he served as Sunday school Teacher and Sunday school Superintendent. Dr. Todd completed high school at Clarke Training
School, Coffeeville, Alabama. He attended Long Beach City College and completed his Bachelors Degree in Theology at Reed Christian
College and Western Theological Seminary, Inc. He also received his Honorary Doctorate Degree from St. Stephen's Educational
Bible College. Dr. Todd and Betty A. Portis were joined in holy matrimony forty-five years ago. He was father of 3 children,
Lewis Michael Pugh, Carolyn and Gloria. Betty and Harvey moved to California in 1963, where they united with the Mt. Mariah
Baptist Church. Dr. Todd served as Sunday school Teacher, Sunday school Superintendent, Choir Director and Deacon. God later
called him to the ministry where he served as Assistant Pastor. On April 21, 1978, he organized the New Name Baptist where
he tirelessly served as pastor for 25 years. Dr. Todd was a wonderful, caring and compassionate man of God, who was totally
committed to the Lord and his works. He loved New Name Baptist Church beyond measure and demonstrated his love through various
ministries. He was the author of the book "Learning to be a Serving Christian." Dr. Todd indeed left a lasting impression
on everyone he met. On May 18, 2003, Dr. Todd united with New Hope Baptist Church of Long Beach, under the Pastoral care of
Pastor Ruben English. While serving as pastor of New Name Baptist Church, he was an active minister in various community and
religious organizations, such as Western Baptist State Convention Usher's, Nurses and First Aiders Counselor; Vice-Moderator
at Large, Faith District Association an auxiliary of Western Baptist State Convention, First Vice-President, Long Beach Minister's
Alliance (LBMA); Board member, One Church One Child of Los Angeles, Inc; Member of Black American Political Association of
California (BAPAC); Member of the Ecumenical Council (LBEC): Member of California Association of Student Tutoring (CAST);
Live member, National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Faculty member, Reed Christian College and
Western Theological Seminary; Faculty Member, Long Beach Bible Institute. The City of Long Beach Environmental services for
32 years, retiring October 31, 1996 employed Dr. Todd. During his tenure and after retirement, he was asked to give the invocation
at the Public Safety and Public Works Annual Celebration. Dr. Todd leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted and loving wife,
Betty A. Todd. His legacy will continue through his three children, Lewis Michael (Devon) Pugh, of Grove Hill, Alabama; Carolyn
Chapman and Gloria (Clarence) Archer of Long Beach, California; his father, Will Todd, of Mobile, Alabama; two brothers, Author
L. Todd of Mobile, Alabama; Willie J. Todd; one sister, Viola (Henry) Murphy of Long Beach, California; god daughter, Christine
McGiffert, of LaJolla, California, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives
and friends. Funeral services held Saturday, July 5, 2003, at 10:00 A.M., at New Hope Baptist Church, 1160 New York Street,
Long Beach, California. Dr. Marvis Davis Officiates. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, 4471 Lincoln Avenue,
Cypress, California. Professional services entrusted to Long Beach Colonial Mortuary, 638 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California,
90802 (562) 436-1601. Gillis Monroe, FDR 1105, Funeral Director. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a scholarship
fund at New Name Baptist Church, Attention; Scholarship Coordinator, 11 W. Plymouth St., Long Beach, Calif., 90805. For information,
call (562) 421-9251 or (562) 423-6129.
Mr. Clarence Jackson, Sr.
Clarence Jackson, Sr. was born on December 15, 1917 in Presweek, Clarke County, Alabama, to Will and Minnie
Jackson. Clarence Jackson, Sr., was united in Holy Matrimony to Beatrice Law in 1938. In 1948, Clarence Jackson, Sr. moved
with his family from Mobile, Alabama, to Oakland, California. Clarence Jackson, Sr. was united with St. Mary's Catholic Church
in Oakland, California in 1954. He departed this life on March 5, 1990 in Oakland, California. He leaves to mourn, four children;
Clarence Jackson, Jr. of Richmond, California, Wilbert Jackson of Wilmington, California, Mary Carolyn Gates of Oakland, California
and Carl L. Jackson of Oakland, California. four grandchildren: Shannon Gates of Oakland, Ca., Erik Gates of Oakland, Ca.,
Dawnielle Jackson of Oakland, Ca., and Shaun Jackson of Berkeley, Ca.: two great-grandcholdren, Brandon and Kevin Gates of
Oakland, Ca., and a host of relatives and friends. Services held at Fouche's Hudson Funeral Home "Chapel of Peace", 3665 Telegraph
Avenue, Oakland, California, Tuesday, March 13, 1990, 11:00 a. m., officiating, Father Leo Edgerly, Jr. Interment, Rolling
Hills Memorial Park, Richmond, California.
Mr. Remus Law
Mr. Remus Law -- Born December 10, 1933, A native of Whatley, AL and a resident of Mobile for the past 38 years, was
summoned to eternal rest doing what he loved to do, landscaping, on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. Remus can be described as
happy go lucky. He was a very hard working man and a good provider. He retired from Alabama State Docks after 34 years of
service. He was proprietor of Laws Landscaping Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lola Mae Law, Sr.
and one brother Silas Law. He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Minnie Law; three daughters,
Marvella (Jerry) Towns, Mary Ann Law, Mary Alice (James) Barganier; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers,
David (Joyce) Law, Jr. and Willie James (Denise) Law; two sisters, Bessie Pearl Barnes of Whatley, AL and Elnora Hendking
of Birmingham; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 8, 2003
at 9:00 AM until the 11:00 AM funeral hour in the Chapel of Reese Funeral Home. Rev. A.J. Crawford officiating. Interment
will follow in Plateau Cemetery, Plateau, AL. Funeral arrangements by REESE FUNERAL HOME, 925 Bessemer Ave., Prichard, AL.
Published in the Mobile Register on 10/7/2003.
Mrs. Lillie Grayson Mitchell
Lillie Grayson Mitchell, born in 1941, to Christina Law-Grayson-Grasham and Robert Grayson, and a member
of Phillips Holiness Church, died Tuesday at an area hospital. She was 60. Mitchell was a native of Clarke County and a resident
of Mobile. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Levert Law and Minnie House-Law, and an uncle, Calvin Law. Survivors
include her mother, Christine Grasham of Jackson; three brothers, Louis Grayson of Mobile, Roman Grayson of Jackson, and Walter
Grayson of Miami; and a sister, Lillian Grasham of Jackson. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service
at Gilmer's Funeral Home on Zeigler Boulevard. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
Brother Rollie Levi Kiel
Rollie Levi Kiel, a nativer of Coffeeville, AL, died on Tuesday, July 24, 2001. Rollie was
a devoted husband and father. He was also an active member of Fore Memorial Temple Church of God in Christ. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Jim and Cormilla Kiel. He is survived by his wife, Naughne Kiel; five children, Faye (Bill) Hammond,
of Atlanta, GA, Andrea (Lindsey) Thompson, of Huntsville, AL, Isaac (Gail) McPherson, of Springville, AL, and Tonika Kiel,
of Louisville, KY; one sister, Geraldine Johnson; eight grandchildren, and a host of devoted relatives and friends; one devoted
friend, Darkis Kiel. Visitation will be at the Greater Allenville AOH Church, 2930 Whistler Ave., Whistler, AL, from 10:00
a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28th, 2001 with funeral services to follow immediately. Interment will be in Coffeeville,
AL. Funeral arrangements by MOSLEY'S FUNERAL HOME.
Theodore Law Jr.
Theodore Law Jr., a first-class welder with Freedman Goldman Inc., died Sunday at a local hospital. He was
Law, a native and resident of Mobile, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Central Missionary Baptist
Church. Survivors include a daughter, Trithena Q. Law; his mother, Ernestine Law; eight brothers, James L. Law, Ret. Master
Sgt. Walter Hollinger, Rufus Hollings Jr., Preston L. Hollings Sr. Leonard R. Law, Capt. David Law Sr., Theodore Law III and
Edward R. Law; four sisters, Nancy Hutchinson, Gloria Hollings, Catherine Law and Theoapatria Law; and his grandmother, Agnes
Williams. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, with services at 11 a.m., at Central Missionary Baptist Church in Prichard.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, with Reese Funeral Home directing.
Deacon Henry Floyd Malone
A native of Salitpa, AL, bo rn April 24, 1928. A resident of Mobile, AL passed A pril 5, 2001 in a local
hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lillie Malone, Sr; one sister, Lela Gilmore; tw o sons, Frederick
Douglas and Matthew Malone and one daughter, Alice Jean Shaw. Deacon Malone confessed Christ as his personal Savio r and joined
the Friendship Baptist Church and later united with One Way Outreac h Ministry. He is survived by a devoted wife, Mary M alone;
three daughters, Barbara (W.J.) Rankin, Annie Beth Wilson, Winda Malone; one son, John (Betty) Malone; four step daughters,
S onja (Darrell) Robinson, Tomika (Clifford) Young, Latrina White, Fernica (Marcus ) Howell; 21 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren;
one sister, Melvin McBride; one brother, Rev. Willie (Clara) Malone; mother-in-l aw, Addie Brown; godson, Percy Washington;
two godda ughters, Betty Tucker, and Catherine (Eric) Craig; a host of nieces, nephews, co us ins and friends. Visitation
will be held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 523 N Pr ice Ave, Prichard on Thursday, April 12, 2001 from 9 a.m. until the 11
a.m. funeral hour. Rev. N. Glover, pastor, Rev. Brown officia ting. Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery. Sympathetic and professional
services are by MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 1302 Viaduct St, Prichar d, AL 36610.
Mr. Robert Lee Snell
A native Allen, AL and a a residen t of Mobile, AL for over 40 years, died at a local h ospital on Monday,
March 19, 2001. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evel yn Snell and Mary L. Robinson; a brother, Joe H. Sne ll; father,
Felix Snell. He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted family, moth er, Mrs. Arcola P. Snell; three sisters, Ola M. (Fra
nk) Bradley, Sr., Shirley Snell, both of Mobile, AL and Sandra Snell of Kennesaw , GA; one brother, John F. (Mary) Snell,
Sr. of Mobi le, AL; four aunts, Alberta Gwin of Mobile, AL, Luberta Thomas of Suggsville, AL , Addie Snell and Frances Parnell,
both of Mobile, A L; one brother-in-law, Frank H. (Toni) Robinson; numerous devoted nieces, nephew s, great nieces and nephews
and many devoted cousins , friends and coworkers. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 24, 2001 from t he Nazaree Full
Gospel Church, 1695 North Beltline H wy, at 12:00 noon until the 2:00 P.M. funeral hour. Bishop Joseph Phillips, Past or and
officiant. Interment will follow in Gesthemane Cemetery, Mobile St. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Phyllicia
Parsons Scholarship Fund in care of the Youth Department of Nazaree Full Gospel Church. Services of love entrusted to Azalea
Funeral Home, 352 State St., Mobile, AL.
Sister Estella Hatcher Thornton
Sister Estella Hatcher-Thornton was born December 5, 1911 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Joseph (Corine) Hatcher.
To that union three children were born, two preceded her in death. She confessed Christ at an early age in Cunningham, Alabama
and was late r united with Cedar Point Baptist Church. In 1932 the Lord joined her in marriag e with the late Mr. Earl Thornton,
who preceded her in death. To that union two children were born, Mr. Alexander Thornton, who prec eded her in death and Mrs.
Darkis Thornton Kiel. Lat er another daughter, Tiny Valerie Thornton, was added to their union. In 1948 sh e joined the Order
of Eastern Star Aines Pride #590, and remained a faithful member until her health began to fail. In 1997 she join ed her daughter
in Mobile, Alabama and remained ther e until the Lord called her home on March 22, 2001. She leaves to cherish her me mories
two loving and devoted daughters, Mrs. Darkis Thornton Kiel, Mobile, Alabama; Tiny Valerie Thornton, Coffeeville, Alabama;
on e devoted sister, Ms. Maude E. Hatcher, Coffeeville, Alabama; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, one daughter
in-law, Mrs. Helen Thornton, Prichard, Alabama; Mrs. Mary Thornton and Mrs. Annie Thornt on Robinson, Sacremento, California;
one brother-in- law, Mr. Robert (Lena) Thornton, Prichard, Alabama and a host of nieces, nephews , cousins, other relatives
and friends. Funeral serv ices will be held at Cedar Point Baptist Church in West Bend, AL, March 28, 2001 at 12:00 noon.
The wake will be Tuesday, March 27, 2001 from 6 until 8:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Prichard, Rev. W.C. Bracy, Pastor.
Arrangements by MOSLEY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Mar tin Luther King Jr. Dr., Prichard, AL 36610
Mrs. Mattie Christian Simmons (Mattie Mae)
A native of Coffeeville, AL and a longtime resident of Mobile , AL ascended to be with God on Thursday,
March 29, 2001. She was a member of St . Peter's Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Mrs. Patricia
(Freddie) Herbert of New Orleans, LA and Mi ss Daisy Simmons of Mobile, AL; two brothers, Mr. Ja mes (Inell) Christian, Jr.
and Mr. Freddie Lee Christian, Sr. all of Mobile, AL; six grandchildren, Christopher, Victoria, Kaylon al l of Mobile, AL,
Derrick, Christian, and Ishmael all of New Orleans, LA; one god son, Mike Mallory of Mobile, AL; a host of other rel atives
and friends, three devoted friends, Mr. Jethro Harris, Mrs. Mattie Jackso n and Mrs. Susie McClain. Visitation will be held
Su nday, April 8, 2001 at the St. Peter's Baptist Church, 650 S. Bayou St., from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral hour with
Rev. Clevela nd McFarland, Jr., Pastor and officiating minister. The family will receive frie nd s from 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Interment will follow Monday, April 9, 2001 at 10 a.m. in Whispering Pines Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
HODGES CHAPEL, L.L.C., 701 Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Ave, Mobile, AL 36603.
Mrs . Agnes L. McMillan
Born July 10, 1933. A native of Clarke County, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL, demised on Monday, February
1 9, 2001 at a local hospital. She was a faithful memb er of the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church #2 where she passionately
served as t he President of the Missionary Board as well as in o ther capacities. She was a retired employee of the Mobile
County Board of Educat ion (John L. LeFlore High School). Mrs. McMillan was preceded in death by a daughter, Vernita Lynette
Moore, and her parents, Leroy Williams and Sarah Malone. She is survived by a supe rbly devoted husband of 47 years, Mr. John
McMillan, Jr., Mobile, AL; four child ren, John (Destinee) McMillan, Jr., and Jim (Brenda) McMillan, Sr. all of Houston, TX,
Kimberly (William) Wiggins and Joycelyn (Stev en) Boykin all of Mobile, AL; five sisters, Lois Wil liamson, Silas, AL, Katrina
Wright and Flora (George) Martin all of Mobile, AL, Ma ry Jo (James) Peoples, Jackson, AL and Erma Turner, Detroit, MI; three
brothers, Johnny (Bernice) Nobles and Roy (Willie Mae) Nobles all of Los Angeles, CA and Willie Lee Nobles, Detroit, MI; step
mother, Ruth Wi lliams, Prichard, AL; six grandchildren, Devin Latri ca Moore, Jim McMillan, Jr., Shara Lynette McMillan,
Jacori Lynette McMillan all of Houston, TX, Jared Laron MMcMillan, Las Vegas, N V and Taylor Lynette Boykin, Mobile, AL; a
host of aunts, uncles, cousins, devot ed, Bill Johnson, Detroit, MI; nieces, devoted, Glad ys Maria (Herman) Richardson, Mobile,
AL; nephews, other relatives and friends, devoted, Helen (Milton) Pope, Essie James and Doroth y Buskey. Her remains will
lie in state at Christian Benevolent Funeral Home, Fr iday, February 23, 2001 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. an d after 9 a.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2001 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church #2. Visit ation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service
at 11 a.m. with Rev. Hubert Baker, Pastor officiating. Interment will fo ll ow in Whispering Pines Cemetery, Whistler, AL.
Funeral arrangements are by CHRIS TIAN BENEVOLENT FUNERAL HOME, 201 N Hamilton St, Mob ile, AL 36603.
Lonnie ``L. J.'' Stallworth, Jr.
A native of Clarke County and a resident of Mt. Vernon, AL born September 3, 1928 went home to Glory on
Tuesday, January 16, 2001. Lonnie was p receded in death by his parents, James and Pearlie S tallworth. He leaves to cherish
his precious memory, a devoted wife of 47 years, Nettie Armstead Stallworth; nine daughters, Cythens is (Vincent) Lang, Dorothy
(Willie) Reed, Gloria (Bryan) Glenn, Janet Andry, Ste ve Andry, Brenda (Joseph) Lee, Patricia (Hubert) Rob inson, Lesia (Byron)
Jones, Tracy (Rex) Ricks, Jacqueline Stallworth; 6 brothers , Hildreth (Deloris) Stallworth, Maze (Maxine) Stall worth, Raymond
(Beatrice) Stallworth, Frank (Rose) Stallworth, Jesse Stallworth, James (Rose) Stallworth; seven sisters, Bernice Sea ls,
Lola Bell James, Eula (Percy) Bumpers, Vinnie (Willie) Roberts, Mattie (Brow n) Horn, Ruth (Ronnie) Cleaton, Gwendolyn (David)
Da vis; 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 aunts, Maglean Stallworth and Ma ry Hill; one uncle, Boyd Taylor; two sisters-in-law,
Rose (John) Franklin and Emma Lynum; three brothers-in-law, Wesley (Maxine) Armst ead, Charles (Alice) Armstead and Johnny
Armstead, a host of nieces, nephews, co usins, and numerous friends at Barry Steam Plant and The Movico Community and especially
the Shekinah Glory Family. Visitation will be held from the chapel of Reese Funeral Home on Sat urday, January 20, 2001 from
9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral hour with Pastor T racy Ricks, Eulogist. Interment will follow in the G ood Hope Cemetery,
Walker Springs, AL. Funeral arrangements by REESE FUNERAL HOM E, 925 Bessemer Avenue, Prichard, Alabama 36610.
Addie Mae Hightower
Born on February 15, 1934 in Alma, Ala bama. She attended several schools in Alabama and California during
the 50's, 60 's & 70's and became a vocational nurse and worked f or several years while being a mother, wife and homemaker.
She was called to be with the Lord January 10, 2001 at 2:45AM in a Mobile , AL hospital while holding hands with her husband
of 44 years, Willie J. Highto wer I. Together they had four children, Vanessa A. ( Kingsley) Iweka, Jocelin W. (Tracy) Harris,
Willie J. Hightower II and Rosemary (David) Ray; two brothers, Allen (Dorthey) Johnson a nd Louis Littles. Mrs. Nonie Christmas
(her mother), Jack and James Littles (bro thers) preceded her in death. Her father Lucius Moor e, Aunt Marie King and Uncle
Bodie Philan are still living. She has 9 grandchild ren, Justin Alexander, Erika Harris, Evette, Emmanue l and Phillip Iweka,
Sean Ray, Michael and Alisha Harris, and Chanel Ray. Addie ha s several nieces, nephews and cousins. One special nephew, Grady
Johnson and one special cousin, Berdalee Philan. Her list of specia l friends include Dannie Blanks, Elizabeth Buard, Evelyn
Bright, Sarah Boggs, Be nita Davis, Bessie Williams, Bettie Jean Russell, Th eeta Rankins, Carrie Lilly Dickerson, Nathan
Denmark, Earlie Hytower II, Ken Mos eley and Woodrow Kindrix. Her going home service wil l begin with a wake at the Andrews
Funeral Home in Jackson, AL, Monday, January 15, 2001 from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday, January 16, 2001 f rom 11:00am - 12:00 their
will be the viewing at Union Baptist Church, Coffeevil le, AL 12:00pm service will follow. Burial will be a t the Hightower's
private grave site. My Addie (Mrs. Addie Mae Hightower) was a beautiful and gracious lady that influenced people w ith her
angel eyes and altruistic behavior. I pray to God this great loss of com panionship that I have been blessed with for over
50 years will not dramatically affect my artistic creativity of which she had such a great influence. May God bless us all.
Material gathered for this site came from funeral programs, newspaper clippings, online information (for certain dates), and
family memories. Other information may have come from online obituary notices, from the Mobile Register.
Myrtis Pugh was borned on September 15, 1905 to the late Curtis (Mose) and Enda Bumpers in Grove Hill, Alabama.
She was educated in the public schools of Clarke County. She attended school only three months of the year and had to
work in the fields the rest of the time. She completed three years of study. She gave her life to Christ at an early
age and joined the Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill, Alabama. She was an active member in the Church and
sang in the choir. She is a Life Member of the Winbush Success Chapter No. 749, Order of the Eastern Star. Myrtis was
married to the late Virgil Pugh for 66 years. Their union was blessed with one child, Mary Enda. She was a devoted and
loving wife and Mother. She strongly believed in supporting her husband and family. After the passing of her husband,
she remained alone at home and took care of herself and her household for many years. Because of frequent illnesses,
she moved to Aberdeen, Maryland to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She soon recovered from her illnesses and
became accustomed to living in another state. Even at the age of 98, she enjoyed preparing her own meals. She
loved sitting on the porch and talking with the neighbors. Myrtis joined her daughter and son-in-law's church, the Mt.
Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She attended the church frequently and especially enjoyed the male chorus. She
loved to watch the news on television. One of her favorite television programs was the wrestling. She really got
involved in the action. She loved the T V court and game shows also. While living in Maryland, she got an opportunity
to travel extensively. One of her favorite trips that she liked to talk about was the one to Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota.
There she was able to see the heads of the U.S.A. Presidents carved in the mountains. Myrtis is an unforgettable lady.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her only daughter, Mary (Johnny) of Aberdeen, MD., her only brother, R. J. (Delia Mae) Bumpers
of Winn, Alabama, two grand childrens, Derricke (Ondrea) Law of St. Mary's, GA., Darnevy (Yolanda) Law of Matthews, N.C.,
nine Great Grand Children, one Great-Great Grand Child, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her favorite nieces
are Barbara Ann Troy and Lenoria Portis. The Home Going Service of Mrs. Myrtis Pugh will be on Saturday, January 12th at 11
A.M. at Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church, Grove Hill, AL. The viewing will be from 10 to 11 A.M. The burial will be at Walter
Mission Church on Zimco Road.
Mr. Vivian Coats Jr., a native of Clarke County, Ala., was the oldest son born to Frances and Vivian Coats Sr., on Sept.
20, 1946. He departed this life Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 3:30 p.m. at the Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Miss. He accepted
Christ at an early age and joined the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, Route 1, Jackson, Ala. After moving to Moss Point,
Miss., he later joined the Little Rock Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Cortez Keeton. He will always be remembered
as a devoted husband and a loving father. He was the father of five children; two preceded him in death: Raoul and Gresham
Coats. He leaves to cherish his memories, a faithful and devoted wife, Mrs. Clara Coats; two daughters, a devoted daughter,
Letha Henderson, Gautier, Miss., and Zelda Coats of Virginia; one son, Gregory Coats, New York City, N.Y.; eight grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ms. Ethel L. Joseph, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Mattie (Marshall) Gwin, Grove Hill,
Ala., Ms. Lucille Henry and Ms. Delores Witherspoon, both of Coffeeville, Ala.; two brothers, Mr. Roy (Ira Dean) Coats, Moss
Point, and Mr. Eugene (Lucile) Coats, Coffeeville, Ala.; a step-grandmother, Mrs. Rosener Brown, Coffeeville, Ala.; three
sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; eight aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 11
a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Little Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Cortez Keeton officiating. Interment will be
in Jackson County Memorial Park, Pas-cagoula. Arrangements by Turner Gulf Funeral Service, Pas-cagoula, Miss.
Mae Francis Coats-Baggett
Mae Francis Coats Baggett, of Moss Point, Miss., was the oldest daughter born to Roy and Iva Coats October 21, 1961.
She departed this life Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola Florida. Mae Francis Coats Baggett was a
resident of Pensacola, Florida. She was employed at Gulf Breeze Elementary, and a member of Crossroad Baptist Church. She
was a faithful wife and loving mother of four children. She was married to Sims Baggett Jr. of Moss Point, Miss. She leaves
to cherish her memory, three daughters, Lucretia Coats of Moss Point, Miss., Alexia Baggett of Pensacola, Fla., and La Maysha
Pleasant of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Willie Frank Pleasant Jr. of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren, Crenshal Thompson,
Christon Thompson, and Cierra Thompson of Moss Point, Miss. and Warren Hetherington of Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, Elaine
Coats of Pensacola Fla., Brenda Coats of Moss Point, Miss. and Michelle (Fredrick) Cannon; three brothers, Eric Coats of Pensacola,
Fla., Roy Coats Jr. and Raymond Coats of Moss Point, Miss., devoted friend, Willie Frank Pleasant, Pensacola Fla.; and a host
of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, family members and friends. Homegoing service will be 1 p.m.,
Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hwy. 84, Coffeeville, Ala., with Rev. Albert Ridgeway, Pastor officiating.
Frank Bumpers, 66, of Selma died Friday, August 6, 2004 at a local hospital. J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home will
announce the funeral arrangements. Frank Bumpers, 66, of Selma, died Friday, August 6, 2004, at a local hospital. Services
are at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 14, at Freewill Holiness Church with Elder Jerry Holman officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with J.H. Williams and Sons Funeral Home directing. Survivors include three daughters, Min.
Shanetta (Jerry) Holman, Angela Bumpers and Tina Denise Bumpers all of Selma; one brother, Jessie (Sally) Bumpers of Beldon,
Texas; three sisters, Louise Cox of Los Angeles, Calif., Rosie King of Mobile and Martha Turner of Bellwood, Ill.; two grandchildren;
two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives; and goddaughter, Gloria (James) Burke. Mr. Bumpers
was born on July 10, 1938 in Coffeeville, to the late Willie and Minnie Cox Bumpers. He was a member of Church of God in Christ
in Mobile before moving to Selma in 1963. He was married to the late Mattie Holloway Bumpers of Dallas County. He was honorable
discharged from the United States Army in 1961. He was a truck driver by profession.
Aubury Wayne Johnson, Sr.
Aubury Wayne Johnson Sr., a resident of Chatom, died Nov. 15, 2004 at a hospital in Tallassee at the age of 54. He was
a member of Cooper Lewis C.M.E. Church of Chatom where he served as chairman of the trustee board. Survivors include his wife,
Delois Johnson of Chatom; daughter, Alesia Johnson of Birmingham; two sons, Aubury Wayne Johnson Jr. of Montevallo and Alex
Johnson of Birmingham; five sisters, Queen Gordon of Miami, Fla., Louise Parker of Jackson, Martha Stewart of Stateline, Miss.,
Dorothy Hicks of Cerritos, Calif. and Della Wright of Compton, Calif.; four brothers, Perry Johnson of Chatom, Tony Johnson
of Jackson, Jerry Johnson of Austell, Ga. and Gregory Johnson of Huntsville and four grandchildren. The funeral service was
Nov. 20, 2004 at Cooper Lewis C.M.E. Church in Chatom. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Chatom with Jackson Memorial Funeral
James Lewis Weathers- born in Winchester, KY, on February 25, 1933 and a lifelong resident of Prichard, AL, died on Monday,
September 18, 2006. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Octovia Kendrick and his son, James Kendrick. He is survived
by his wife, Ruby Weathers, daughter, Octavia (Melvin) Thomas; two sisters, Hortense (Willie) Ellis of Pensacola, FL, and
Lille West of Lexington, KY; two brothers, Arthur Weathers, Jr. of Winchester KY, and Andrew Kitchen of Cinncinnati, OH; five
devoted grandchildren, Marcus and Ronald Kendrick, Keith Thompson, Roneesha Kendrick and Miquel Jackson; three great-grandchildren,
Rya, Ramari and Reign Kendrick; two devoted brothers-in-law, Collin Benjamin and Marshal Watson; three devoted sisters-in-law;
Ann Benjamin, Georgia Watson and Nettie Sprueill; three god-children, Jacqueline, Amanda and Kimberly Davis, and a host of
other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006 in the Chapel of Memorial Funeral Home
from 9:00 am until the 11:00am funeral hour with Pastor Henry W. Roberts, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Prichard
Memorial Cemtery. Sympathetic and professional services are by MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 1302 St. Stephens Rd., Prichard, AL
36610. Published in the Mobile Register on 9/21/2006.
Chad Hunter was born in Berkeley, California on January 13, 1980 to Deloris Thomas and Yashir Rahman. Chad accepted God
as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He attended schools in Oakland, California and received his High School Diploma from
Oakland High School. He later attended and graduated from Real Estate School. Chad enjoyed sports and old-school music. He
had a passion for refurbishing cars and would add his own personal flare to them. He loved socializing with family and friends.
His love of music inspired him to write and sing his own music, it also lead him to establish his own record label "ManHunt:\"
records. Chad had a way of making everyone in he came in contact with feel like family. Chad brought amusement to every occasion
with his sense of humor and witty remarks. He had the ability to make you laugh at yourself. Chad possessed a smile that would
light up any room and lift your spirit. Chad leaves to cherish his memory; parents, Deloris Thomas and Yashir Rahman, his
daughter Chanara Murphy, two brothers, Malik and Bran Murphy, one sister, Amber Rahman, his loving and devoted companion,
Latosha Spruell, one sister-in-law, Patricia Murphy, two nephews, Brandin and Ryan Murphy, one niece, Milika Murphy, Kenney
Tims and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Chad Built many special relationships and touched the hearts
of those he came in contact with. Services held Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 11:00 am, Berkeley Mount Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, 1400 8th Street, Berkeley, CA, with Reverend Dwayne Eason, Pastor, and Officiating Minister, Alaya White.
Interment in Livermore, CA. Final arrangements entrusted to White/Williams Mortuary, 5500 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605.
Damien Q. Malone - a native of Fairhope, AL, born August 14, 1979 departed this life on Monday, January 1, 2007. He was
a graduated of Fairhope High School and a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his mother,
Josephine Malone. He leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter, Jetaun Herron, Chicago, IL; one brother, Barlow (Tonya)
Malone, Mobile, AL; two sisters, Delicia Stokes and Briann Smith both of Fairhope, AL; devoted father, Willie (Linda) Smith,
Fairhope, AL; devoted grandmother, Marie Malone, Daphne, AL; special friend, Meior Herron, Chicago, IL; three aunts, Betty
(Reginald) Gilmore, Long Beach, CA, Cora Jean (Leslie) Riley and Voncile Smith, both of Fairhope, AL; seven uncles, Jimmie
Malone, Fairhope, AL, Curtis Malone, Las Vegas, NV, Leroy (Ella Mae) Smith, Fairhope, AL, Aaron Smith, Jr., Chicago, IL, Herndon
(Hazel) Smith, Fairhope, AL, Anthony (Ollda) Smith, Harvey, IL, and Matthew Smith, Monroe, GA; two great aunts, Effie Frye,
Kansas City, MO and Crema Dell Bumpers, Grove Hill, AL; one great uncle, Albert (Emma Lou) Calhoun, Waynesboro, MS; and a
host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be at New Era Baptist Church, Fairhope, AL on Friday, January 12, 2007
from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral hour. Rev. Louis Franks, officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Beech Cemetery.
Arrangements by JOHNSON-ALLEN MORTUARY, 600 Chestnut St, Mobile, AL. Published in the Mobile Register on 1/11/2007.
Arrilla Coates Pugh, a native of Coffeeville and a resident of Jackson, died Tuesday, May 10. 2005 at a family home.
She was 95. Survivors include two daughters, Janie Pugh of Jackson and Gracie Jackson of Birmingham; a son, Clauzell Pugh
of Mobile; three sisters, Della Cox and Marie Coates, both of Mobile and Geraldine Bridgeford of Wyoming, Mich.; five grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today, May 16, 2005 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral at Ebenezer Baptist
Church in Coffeeville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Jackson Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson.
Mr. Remus Law -- Born December 10, 1933, a native of Whatley, Alabama and a resident of Mobile, Alabama for the past
38 years, was summoned to eternal rest doing what he loved to do, landscaping, on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. Remus can be
described as happy go lucky. He was a very hard working man and a good provider. He retired from Alabama State Docks after
34 years of service. He was proprietor of Laws Landscaping Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lola
Mae Lae, Sr. and one brother Silas Law. He leaved to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Millie Law;
three daughters, Marvella (Jerry) Towns, Mary Ann Law, Mary Alice (James) Barganier; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
two brothers David (Joyce) Law, Jr. and Willie James (Denise) Law; two sisters, Bessie Pearl Barnes of Whatley, Alabama and
Elnora Hendking of Birmingham, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will e on Wednesday,
October 8, 2003 at 9:00 AM until the Chapel of Reese Funeral Home Rev. A. J. Crawford officiating. Interment will follow in
Plateau Cemetery, Plateau, Alabama. Funeral arrangements by REESE FUNERAL HOME, 925 Bessemer Ave., Prichard, Alablama.
Mrs. Rosa Mae Evans, was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry Law, February 6, 1929. She confessed Christ at an early
age and later moved to Prichard, AL uniting with the Mt. Joseph Baptist Church and served faithfully until her death. Mrs.
Evans departed life Friday, August 25, 1972 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Beckham of Coffeeville, AL. She as married
to the late Mr. Abe Lee Evans. To this union six children were born, one daughter Regina; five sons, Abraham, Alexander, Chester
Lee, all of Prichard, AL, Herny Lee (U.S. Navy) Germany, Earl Gray, (Navy) San Francisco, CA; six sisters, Mrs. Reda Mae Beckham,
Mrs. Lennie Nell Pace, Mrs. Preddie Lee White, Coffeeville, AL, Mrs. Peggy Beckhkam, Grove Hill, AL, Mrs. Nellie Watkins,
Selma, AL; three brothers, Johnnie D. Law of Coffeeville, AL, Walter and Frazier Law, both of Mobile, AL; one daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Shirley Evans of Prichard, AL; two grandchildren; nine sisters-in-law; ten brothers-in-law, a devoted friend, Mr.
Leon Gray of Prichard, AL, other relatives and friends. Services held Wednesday, August 30, 1972 at 11:30 AM, at Greater Ebenezer
Baptist Church, Jackson, AL, with the Rev. L. Simmons, Officiating. Jackson Funeral Home, Directing, of Jackson, AL.
Robert Lee Henderson, Sr.
Robert L. Henderson, Sr. (Topcat) - born Aug. 5, 1941 exchanged life for eternity on Sat., Sept 16, 2006 at a local hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late John and Bertha Henderson; his brother, John (Monk) Henderson; and a loving
wife, Sandra D. Henderson. He leaves to cherish a devoted family, a caring, devoted companion, Ms. Teresa B. Lindsay; children,
Rochelle, Angela, Robert Jr., Felicia (Marshall) Presnall, Marki, Roderick, Sedrick, Shellanda and Erin; 14 grandchildren;
3 devoted sisters, Rosetta Haynes, Toledo, Ohio, Bessie (Clarence) Bradley, Voncile Henderson; 2 brothers, Leroy (Jackie)
and Jimmie Henderson all of Prichard, AL; 3 devoted aunts, 1 uncle, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and many
co-workers. Special thanks to Providence Hospital 11th and 12th floor staff, Drs. Spriggs, Travis, Warren and Gaines. Thanks
to Gentiva and Springhill Home Health Agencies for their services. Viewing from Reese Funeral Home will be Fri., Sept 22,
2006 from 6pm-8pm and visitation will be held on Sat at Holmes Street Baptist Church from 9am-11am funeral hour. Rev. Jeffery
Thrash officiating. Rev. Keithraum Leatherwood Sr. Pastor. Interment to follow at Gethesemene North Cemetery. REESE FUNERAL
HOME in charge of arrangements. Published in the Mobile Register on 9/22/2006.
Mrs. Lennie Nell Law-Pace
Lennie Nell Law Pace, a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at her home. She was 81. A native and resident of Coffeeville,
she was a member of Cedar Point Baptist Church of Coffeeville, where she served in the senior choir, the missionary society
and the pastor's aide group. Survivors include two sons, Earl Lee Pace of Thomasville, Ala., and Leo W. Pace of Magnolia,
Texas; four daughters, Paralee Williams of Philadelphia, Nell G. Gordon of Detroit, and Bessie M. Thomas and Janice Pugh,
both of Coffeeville; one sister, Rada M. Beckman of Coffeeville; 25 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Viewing will
be from noon to 5 p.m. today, Friday, June 3, 2005 at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson. A second viewing will be Saturday,
June 4, 2005 from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral at Cedar Point Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial will be in Pace Cemetery
7/16/50 - 4/22/88 You were sunlight of our home, our light, our life, our all. To know you was to live you, nothing can
make up for the absence of someone we love. We traveled life together for many happy years, and then came death to part us
and leave us here in tears, ou left without warning. Each da has brought much sadness and mourning. The memories of you we
hold so dear, our lives go on wishing you were here. We know you're asleep in a much better place. On Ressurection Day we'll
see your face. Sadly missed by wife, Mrs. Ella Jean Cox; daughter, Pamela Cox; mother, Della Cox, sisters and brothers.
Michael Leon Thomas, a native of Coffeeville and a resident of Aberdeen, Md., died Dec. 26, 2003 in an automobile accident
in Jackson at the age of 32. He was a graduate of Coffeeville High School and attended Alabama State University in Montgomery.
He was employed as a forklift operator for Constar and Medline in Aberdeen. A member of Cedar Point Baptist Church in Coffeeville,
he was active in the youth department and sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Havre
De Grace, Md. and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He is survived by his mother, Bessie P. Thomas of Coffeeville; grandmother,
Lennie L. Pace of Coffeeville; daughter, Ny'Ara Ashanti Thomas of Aberdeen; two sisters, Bessie Watkins of Deatsville and
Lennie Slater of Elmore and a brother, Robert Earl Thomas of Deatsville. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 31 at
Cedar Point Baptist Church with the Rev. James Chaney, pastor and the Rev. Brian Chapman, eulogist. Viewing will be Tuesday,
Dec. 30, 5 -7 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Rock Bar Cemetery
with Andrews Funeral Home directing.
Leroy Beckham, a former operator at Boise Cascade, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home. He was 76. Beckham, a native
of Grove Hill, was a resident of the Toddtown community. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II and attaining
the rank of corporal. Beckham was a deacon of Pine Chapel Baptist Church No. 2. He also was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member
of Utopia Lodge No. 251. Survivors include his wife, Mittie Todd Beckham of Toddtown; two sons, Garry Beckham of Jackson and
Kenneth Leroy Beckham of Lisman, Ala.; three daughters, Doris Dubose and Martha Beckham, both of Toddtown, and Yvonne Johnson
of Mobile; one sister, Carolyn Beckham of Toddtown; one brother, Henry Beckham of Vincentown, NJ; and two grandchildren. Viewing
will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral at Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church in Toddtown. Burial will be in
the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson.
Mr. Bruce Renell White, Sr.
Mr. Bruce White-God grant us the serenity to accept the things that we cannot change, courage to change the things we
can, and wisdom to know the difference. Mr. Bruce Renell White, born October 14, 1960, to Miss Janaa White and Mr. Alexander
Pugh in Coffeeville, Alabama. Bruce and his family moved to Waynesboro, MS in 1961. He joined the Sweet Hope Baptist Church
at an early age. He departed this life Sunday, March 19, 1989 at the University Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. He touched
nothing that he didn't brightened and better. Those who knew him loved him, the better they knew him the more they loved him.
Bruce is resting in peace, but his resplendent spirit remains to comfort us. He is deep in our hearts, and will continue there
as long as there is life within us. His sterling qualities and his works will live on. He leaves to cherish his memories,
a devoted mother, Janaa White, a loving father, Alexander Pugh, two brothers, Reginall White and Anthony Whitfield of Waynesboro,
MS; one loving grandmother, Mrs. Pheaby Pugh of Coffeeville, Alabama; six aunts, LaRosa White, Kathryn Slater, Mrs. Daisy
Lockett, all of Waynesboro, MS, Ms. Rosie Johnson, Ms. Pearl Pugh, both of Coffeeville, AL, Mrs. Lillie Gray of Jackson, AL;
three uncles, Rev. L. C. Fluker of Buffalo, NY, Author Slater, Jr. and Milton Pugh of Coffeeville, AL; four children, two
sons, one devoted, Stevie Hall, Bruce, Jr.; two daughters, Eugenia West and Tonika Lancaster all of Waynesboro, MS; one nephew,
Antron Ellis of Waynesboro, MS and one dear friend, James Jackson; a host of other relatives and friends. Services held at
Sweet Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Waynesboro, MS, at 2:00 PM. Pastor, Rev. Irvin Gillmore officiating. Turner Funeral
Mrs. Josephine Law-Wallace
Josephine Law Wallace, who retired from the Mobile County Public School System as a bookkeeper, died Friday, April 13,
2007. She was 67. She was a resident of Whistler and a member of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as
a trustee, president of the senior choir and a member of both the matrons and missionary societies. Survivors include her
husband of 52 years, Willie "Bill" Wallace of Whistler; her mother and stepfather, Earline and Limet Washington of Prichard;
three children, Barbara Wallace-Edwards of Birmingham and Lori Wallace and Darryl Wallace, both of Mobile; 12 grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral at Mount Sinai
Missionary Baptist Church, 707 Mount Sinai Ave. in Whistler. Burial will be in Whistler Cemetery. Arrangements are by Reese
Funeral Home on Bessemer Avenue in Prichard.
Mrs. Polly Elizabeth Law Howze
Mrs. Polly E. Howze was born on March 31, 1912 in Clarke County, Alabama to the late Mr. Clayton Law and Nora Law of
Route 1, Jackson, AL. She united with the Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful memeber until her
death. She served as Sunday School Teacher and President of the Senior Mission for a year. She was also a member of the Usher
Board and Senior Choir. She passed sthis life Monday Morning at 4:15 at her home. She was married to the late Alex Andrew
Howze and to this union, 10 loving children were born, of which two preceeded her in death: Miss Zida Mae Howze and Mr. Alex
James Howze, both of Jackson, AL. She leaves to cherish her meory, 6 sons, Mr. John Alvin Howze of Boston, MA, Mr. Dosker
Howze of Germany, Mr. Marvin Howze of New York City, Mr. Quincy Howze of Birmingham, AL, Mr. John Namon Howze of Waterlook,
Iowa and Mr. Clayton Howze of Jackson, AL, 2 daughters, Mrs. Bardee Pitman of New York City and Mrs. Eula Pugh of Route 1,
Jackson, AL; 5 daughters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Howze of Germany, Mrs. Jacquline Howze of Boston, MA, Mrs. Carol Howze of New York
City, Mrs. Bertha Howze of Waterlook, Iowa and rs. Willie Mae Howze of Parrish, AL. 2 brothers and 1 sister all preceeded
her in death, 1 adopted brother, Mr. Jack C. (Elleda) Law of Detroit, MI, 2 sons-in-law, Mr. Junius Pitman of New York City
and Mr. Lenard Roy Pugh of Jackson, AL, which preceeded her in death. 25 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 devoted nephew,
Mr. Agee Howze of Birmingham, AL, 1 devoted friend, Mr. Jaes Powe of Jackson, AL, 3 special devoted cousins, Mrs. Annie M.
Chapman, Mr. Ed Law and Mr. Vivian Coats, 1 devoted ex-daughter-in-law, mrs. Henerietta Howze of Boston, MA and a host of
other cousins, neices, nephews, relatives and firends. Sevices held Saturday, June 12, 1982 at 2:00 P.M., at Ebenezer Baptist
Church, Route One, Jackson, Alabama. Reverend A. Ferrell, Pastor, Reverend Albert Ridgeway, Officiating Minister. Interment
in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Services entrusted to Unity Funeral Home, Jackson, Alabama.
Uyles Dubose, an employee of Cossie Ray Powell Logging Co., died Saturday, June 24, 1998 in Walker Springs, Ala., in
a traffic accident. Dubose, 40, was a native and resident of Jackson. The U.S. Air Force veteran attained the rank of staff
sergeant and received the Training Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the Longevity Service Ribbon and the Outstanding Unit Award.
Survivors include two sons, Derrick Dubose and Timothy Dubose, both of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Shameka Dubose of Houston;
his mother, Dorothy Dubose of Jackson; his grandmother, Anna Mae Law of Toddtown, Ala.; three sisters, Gloria Dubose of Jackson,
Hazel Doctor of Atlanta, and Sylvia Dubose of Stone Mountain, Ga.; three brothers, George Dubose Jr. and Dwayne Dubose, both
of Jackson, and Christopher Dubose of Atlanta; and one grandchild. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Andrews
Funeral Home in Jackson. Services are set for 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church near Jackson with viewing one
hour prior to services. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. James Marshall Lanier
James M. Lanier, who had worked as a construction laborer before his health declined, died April 1, 2004 at his home.
He was 58 years old. Lanier, a native and resident of the Toddtown Community near Grove Hill, AL, was a member of Pine Chapel
Baptist Church No. 2 of Toddtown. Survivors include one son, Jeremy Lanier of Norfolk, VA; one daughter, Staff Sgt.
Geleta Smith of Hamilton, GA; his mother, Anna Mae Roper Law of Toddtown; two brothers, Willie Davis Lanier of Toddtown and
Rudolph Lanier, Sr. of Suggsville, AL; two stepsisters, Dorothy Dubose of Jackson, AL and Minnie Johnson of Fairford, AL;
six stepbrothers, Berry Law, Jr. and Ulyess Law, both of Mobile, AL, Tucker Law of Toddtown, AL, Chester Law of Jackson, AL,
Fletcher Law of Pelham, AL and Mose Raymond Law of Salitpa, AL; and one grandchild. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 tonight, April
9, 2004, at Pine Chapel Baptist Church No. 2 in Toddtown, where the funeral is set for 11 AM Saturday, April 10, 2004. Burial
will be in the church cemetery, with ANDREWS FUNERAL HOME in Jackson, AL directing.
Mr. Willie D. "Pee Wee" Johnson
Willie D. "Pee Wee" Johnson, 58, of Fairford died Nov. 12, 2003 at a local hospital. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrow
Catholic Church. He was retired from Brown & Root at Ciba in McIntosh. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Minnie
L. Law-Johnson, Fairford; two sons, Jarvis Law, Jackson, Christopher Johnson, McIntosh, two daughters, Angela Rembert, Andretta
Johnson, both of Birmingham; two brothers, Bobby Johnson, Fairford, Frank Johnson, Washington, DC; one sister, Helen Bates,
South Boston, VA; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and
friends, three devoted, Anna Mae Law, Lella Williams and Margie Lewis. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Demita Johnson,
two sisters, Wilhemia Robinson and Charlean Hall. A mass service was held Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church
in Chestang with Father Andrew Toyinbo, M.S.P. officiating. Burial was in the Little Chestang Cemetery in Fairford. Andrews
Funeral Home of Jackson officiated.