Lora Mae Findley Springer
Mrs. Lora Mae Findley Springer, age 79, of Canoe, Ala., passed away Monday, May 14, 2018
at her residence. She was retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center as a cook. She was born in Rains County, Texas to the late Pat and Sybil Northcutt Foreman. She was a member of First Apostolic Church of Flomaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Findley, II; daughter Joan Horton; step-son, Richard; brother, James P. Foreman; sister, Pauline Messer and half- brother, Kenneth.
Mrs. Springer is survived by three sons, James Guy (Charla) Springer of Ark., John Henry (Kathy) Springer of N. D., Joseph (Stephanie) Springer of Calif.; three daughter, Sarah Jean Hayes and Jeri Yvonne (Jose) Cisneros, all of Canoe, Jessie Gayle Brady of Ark.; one sister, Dee (Charles) Hilton Mesquite, Texas; two half-sisters, Patty and Lorrine; eight step-children, Carol, Mary, Linda, Margie, Wesley, Eddie, Donnie; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Colley and Bro. Max Stinson officiating. Interment followed in Robinsonville Baptist Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Kyndel Stinson, Joseph Stinson, Justin Trichell, Faron Wilson, Tyler Wilson, and Michael Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Hayes, Ryne Bond, Shawn Bond and Tyler Bond.
The family received friends Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, INC in charge of all arrangements.
Lula Mae Colbert Parker
Lula Mae Colbert Parker, age 84, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Atmore. She was born in Monroe County, Ala. to the late Wesley B. and Arlie Shipp Hayles. She was a retired draw twist operator at Masland Carpets.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, David Colbert and her second husband, William “Bill” Parker; son, Curtis David Colbert and a sister, Lisa Freeman.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her two sons, Cecil Wayne (Belinda) Colbert of Davisville, Ala. and James Wesley (Lisa) Colbert of Atmore; two brothers, Ed (Frances) Hayles of Poarch, Ala. and Tommy (Janice) Hayles of Atmore; two grandchildren, Linda (Kevin) Jones and Haley (Dempsey) Rolin; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. from Serenity Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Tedder officiating.
Active pallbearers were Nick Boutwell, David Boutwell, Jonathan Boutwell, Kevin Jones, Dempsey Rolin, and Robbie Hayles.
The family received friends Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6 until 8 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home INC in charge of all arrangements.
Ceola P. Brazzell
Ms. Ceola P. Brazzell, age 83, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her residence. She was a native of Flomaton, Ala.. She worked in private homes. She was a member of Gaines Chapel AME Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Brazzell and her parents, Lonnie and Eliza Robinson
Ms. Brazzell is survived by an adopted daughter, Teresa (Tommie) Rudolph of Jacksonville, Fla.; two step-daughters, Lynn (Lloyd, Jr.) Grant and Twanette Brazzell both of Milwaukee, Wisc.; one sister, Curlie Mae Carter of Flomaton ; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Gaines Chapel AME Church – with Rev. Amos Smith, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 – 7 p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel. She will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service.
Turner Funeral Chapel LLC in charge of all arrangements.
Betty Spence Hare
Mrs. Betty Spence Hare, age 71, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Monday, May 21, 2018,
in Pensacola, Fla.. She was a homemaker. She was born in Escambia County, Fla. to the late Ranson C. and Evelyn English Spence. She was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Argent “Rabbit” Hare and a sister, Dorothy Spence.
Mrs. Hare is survived by three sons, Jeff (Jennifer) Hare of Dry Springs, Fla., James (Regina) Hare of Walnut Hill and Joseph (Brehia) Hare of Bay Minette, Ala.; two Brothers, Vernon (Linda) Spence of Geneva, Ala. and James W. (Jessie) Spence of Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Inez Freeman of Walnut Hill, Carolyn (Ervin) Thortis of Christian Home, Fla.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at noon from Johnson-Quimby
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Tedder officiating. Interment will follow in
Dry Springs Cemetery.
Active and honorary pallbearers will be her nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6 until 8 p.m.at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, INC in charge of all arrangements.
Ms. Tracie Young, age 25, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Deliverance Ministry.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Sylvia Smith Hart
Ms. Sylvia Smith Hart, age 77, of Daphne, Ala., passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018. She was a native of Canoe, Ala. She attended Canoe Public Elementary School, whose building continues as a site for education in the community as part of the private Escambia Academy. She also attended Escambia County High School in Atmore. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in journalism and English from Samford University in Birmingham in 1962.
She was employed for more than 36 years by the Press-Register in Mobile, where she worked variously as a reporter, copy editor and page designer. During her years as a reporter, she received a number of certificates and plaques of appreciation from local, regional and state organizations for news coverage in the fields of health, religion and education. Among those were the Press Club of Mobile, 1980; Alabama Eye and Tissue Bank, 1991; Medical Association of the State of Alabama, 1971, 1986 and 1990; Alabama Public Health Association, 1992; Alabama State Nurses’ Association, 1987; Mobile County Nurses’ Society, 1986; Mobile Mental Health Center, 1970; Mobile County Chapter of American Red Cross, 1985 and 1986; Alabama Baptist State Convention, 1974; Conference of Downtown Churches of Mobile, 1983; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile, 1983; Right to Read Effort of the Catholic Diocese of Mobile, circa 1970s; Mobile Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa educators association, 1977; Alabama Interdenominational Seminary, Mobile, 1982.
She was preceded in death by her parents, King and Olvena Smith;
Ms. Hart is survived by her two brothers, J. Michael (Janice) Smith of Canoe and D. Max (Marie Horn) Smith of Hurtsboro, Ala; nephews, Ben (Becca) Smith of Canoe and Brian (Rita) Smith of Birmingham, Ala.; niece, Anita Marie (Paul) Hitchcock of Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Honorary pallbearers will be her great-nieces and great-nephews, Sam and Will Smith of Canoe, Bailey Smith of Birmingham and Mary Miles, Kate and Jack Hitchcock of Gulf Breeze, Fla.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, 124 Sardis Church Road, Atmore, Ala. in the community of Wawbeek, Ala.
At her request contributions may be to a charity of your choice or to the American Cancer Society, PO. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.