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Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, edition

Kathryn Fulmerhouser Oliver

Castleberry

Kathryn Fulmerhouser Oliver, 95, of Castleberry passed away Tues., Aug. 29, 2017, at the Mobile Infirmary.

Funeral services were held Sat., Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. at London Baptist Church with the Rev. Nicholas Gandy and the Rev. Chuck McPhierson officiating. Interment followed in the London Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born in Reed City, Mich., where she graduated high school at 16 years old.

She moved to California and met her husband James D. Oliver who was stationed in the Navy there at that time. They were married in Ocean Springs, Miss., and later moved to Virginia where she resided with their children while he completed his military career.

In August of 1961, they moved to Castleberry,. While he began a farming career, she built her beauty shop clientele. Both were active members in London Baptist Church. She continued her support of the church after her husband’s death and relocated to Foley. Her love for the church continued and outlives her now.

She is survived by sons, James Oliver Jr. of Birmingham, Gary (Ellen) Oliver of Foley, and Robert (Judy) Oliver of Mobile; daughters, Betty Jo Oliver of Virginia, and Barbara Oliver of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Oliver.

Alice Inez Johnson Hendricks

Brewton

Alice Inez Johnson Hendricks, 55, of Foshee Road in Brewton, passed away Mon., Sept. 4, at her residence after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held today, Sept.6, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. James Peacock officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery in Pineview Community in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native of Clark County and a lifelong resident of Brewton. She was a member of the Pineview Pentecostal Church, a 1980 graduate of W.S. Neal High School and a homemaker. She enjoyed horse riding, canning and crocheting-knitting.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Danny Hendricks of Brewton; son, Sam (Sonia) Hendricks of Castleberry; two brothers, Robert (Rebecca Daw) of Range, and Daniel (Cristy Bradley) Johnson of East Brewton; two sisters, Cathy (Lewis Como) Blackwell of Castleberry; and Tracy (JR) Blair of East Brewton; two grandchildren, Amber Hendricks, and Catherine (RJ Lucas) Hendricks; and various nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

Cindy ‘Ms. Tippytoe’ Johnson

Brewton

Cindy Johnson “Ms. Tippytoe,”, 60, passed away Thurs., Aug.31, 2017, at her home in Brewton.

Funeral services were held Sat., Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Little Escambia Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Stewart, the Rev. Eric Johnson and the Rev. Jonathan Hill officiating. Burial followed at the Traveler’s Rest Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lee Boyd, John Boyd, Steve Douglas, Keith Maddox, Elmo (Keith) Douglas and Eric Douglas.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Douglas and Doug Agerton.

She was a native of Brewton and former resident of East Brewton. She resided in Brewton for the past 12 years.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She served in the Escambia County Children’s Missionary and was creator of RPM Ministries.

She was a member of the Little Escambia Baptist Church and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

She is survived by her parents, Carson and Nancy Douglas of East Brewton; husband of 30 years, Daniel Johnson; one daughter, Lauren Johnson (Jake) Salter, both of Brewton; one brother, Michael (Angie) Douglas of Pensacola, Fla.; two grandchildren, Aubrey Claire Salter and Joseph Brandt Salter; and one niece, Jolene Douglas Reilly.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC of Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.

Billy L. Smith

Rocky Hill

Billy L. Smith, 56, of Rocky Hill, passed away Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, at a Mobile infirmary.

Funeral services were held Fri., Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. at Monroe Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jessie Bohannon officiating. Burial followed at Rocky Hill Cemetery.

He was born in Mobile and lived most of his life in Monroe County. He worked with G.A. West as a pipefitter foreman in industrial construction.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Smith; and grandparents, Comer and Ruth Smith, and Clarence and Daffie Patrick.

He is survived by his mother, Cora Patrick Smith of Rocky Hill; sons, Billy “B.J.” (Christine) Smith of New Jersey, and Adam Smith of Flomaton; brother, Mike (Sharon) Smith of Excel; sister, Robin Durrance of Rocky Hill; and two grandchildren, Brayden Lee Smith and Aubrey Mae Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Billy Smith Funeral services in care of Monroe Chapel Funeral Home.

Share condolences online by signing his guestbook at monroechapel.com.

Nina Irene Lawrence Crane

Brewton

Nina Irene Lawrence Crane, 81, of Tippens Eddy Road of Brewton, passed away Tues., Aug. 29, 2017, in a local hospital after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held Sat., Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. until noon at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.

Funeral services are scheduled to follow visitation at noon at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Jernigan officiating. Interment will follow in Damascus Cemetery in the Damascus Community in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

She was a native of Atlanta, Texas, and a former resident of Homua, La., before moving to Brewton in 1970. She was a member of the Alco Baptist Church, beautician and a homemaker. She enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and working in her flowerbeds.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Albert Crane; children, Mike (Judy) Crane, Jenny Crane (Brian) Gray, all of Brewton, Tim (Paulette) Crane of Evergreen, and Courtney Crane of Birmingham; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Charley Steward Lawrence; and grandsons, Timothy Brian Crane and Justin David Pemberton.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

Delores Payne Anderson

Brewton

Delores Payne Anderson, 83, departed this life at her home in Brewton on Mon., Aug. 21, 2017. Her transition from earth to eternity was quiet and peaceful.

Funeral services were held Tues., August 29, at 11 a.m. at Second Saint John Missionary Baptist Church in Brewton with the Rev. Pastor W. J. Dailey officiating and Presley-Fluker Funeral Directors directing. Interment followed in Second Saint John Church Cemetery in Brewton.

She was born in Brewton to the late Judge Lee Payne II and Ruby Pearl Payne on July 5, 1934. She attended school at Springhill School in Brewton. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Second St. John Baptist Church (Brewton, Alabama).

In 1978, she moved to Palo Alto, Calif., where she lived and worked for more than 20 years. After which, she retired from the VA Medical Center in Redwood City, Calif..

She met and married the late Charles Coleman Allen Sr. Six children were born from this union: Stephanie, Charles, Larry, Lynette, Linda and Ramonia Allen. She later met and married Lee T. Anderson and from this union one child was born, Duane Anderson.

She was a loving and devoted mother to all of her children as well as to many, many others. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Allen; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Allen; and siblings, Brother George Payne, Judge Payne III, Alma Jean Payne, Alice Pearl Payne and Curtis Ray Payne.

She leaves cherished memories to her children, Charles (Pamela) Allen, Larry Allen, both of Brewton, Lynette (Louis) Jones, Linda Allen, Ramonia (Mark) Allen-Pollilo and Duane (Regina) Anderson, all of California; grandchildren, Roderick Allen, Maya Pittman, Timothy (Sherry) Bailey, Audrey Allen, Breanna Allen, Keenya (John) Burns, Jonathan “Jake” Bailey, Tamara Allen, Joseph Taylor, Malcolm Bailey, Stephanie Allen, Larry Allen, Dwane “Buddy” Anderson, Adrianna Rositas, Isabella Pollilo and Domnick Pollilo; siblings, Helen Brown, Glennie (Willie) Johnson, Clarence Payne, Mack Payne, Clayton Payne, Paul “John” Payne, Brooks Benton Payne and Linda Payne; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lori Neal Janes

Castleberry

Lori Neal Janes, 42, passed away Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, at Providence Hospital in Mobile.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Sept. 2,  at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. David Harrison officiating. Interment followed in Fort Crawford Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ben Powell, Allen Baggett, Khadarrius Taylor, Tory Brown, Ray Odom and Cody Roberts

She was born in Rome, Ga., and had been a life-long resident of Castleberry. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lavon Gantt; and brother, Jonathon Gantt.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Janes of Castleberry; father, Jeffrey Gantt of Brewton; daughter, Alissa Harvell of Castleberry; a brother, James Neal of Enterprise; and two grandchildren, Mackenzie Taylor and Karleigh Taylor.

Share your memories and condolences with the family at craversfh.com.

Andrew Leon White

Brewton

Andrew Leon White, 84, of Spring Drive in Brewton passed away Fri. July 21, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held on Mon., July 24, at 11 a.m. at the Cayawba Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Edwards and the Rev. Steve Sexton officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Green Acres Cemetery in Brewton, with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

He was a native and life long resident of Brewton. He was a member of the Catawba Springs Baptist Church. He attended W.S. Neal High School and served in the U.S. Army. He owned White Gas Company and managed Blossman Gas Company.

He is survived by two sons, Danny (Tammy) White of Pace, Fla, and Johnny White of Mobile; two daughters, Sandra White Marky of Brewton, and Paula White of Dadeville; two brothers, Rufus White of Brewton, and Bobby White of Northport; eight grandchildren, Kristi White, Adam White, Jared (Meagen) White, Ashley White, Jeremy Marky, Josh Marky, Drew Marky and Alex White; 11 great grandchildren, Calvin, Sydney, Gracie, Audrey, Jonas, Mallory, Jeremy, Aiden, Alana, Alexa and Ashton.

He was preceded in death by parents, Rufus Allen and Essie Mae Bracken White; Rufus Allen and Essie Mae Bracken White; wife of 62 Years, Barbara Nelson White; two brothers, James A. White, W.J. White; and three sisters, Wanetta White, Clara Jackson and Lois Williams.

Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

Edna Myrlnee Warren Pate

Castleberry

Edna Myrlnee Warren Pate, 85, of Castleberry passed away Thurs., August 31, 2017, in the Westgate Village Nursing Facility in Brewton, due to complications from Alzheimer’s.

Funeral services were held on Sun., Sept. 3, at London Baptist Church, where she was a lifetime member, serving as a Sunday School teacher and VBS director. Interment was in the London Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Nicholas Gandy and Rev. Thomas E. White officiated. Cope Keahey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Known as “Miz Pate” to her students, she was a beloved teacher who taught for more than 30 years, with 29 years of service to the students and families of Conecuh County. Prior to her educational service, she proudly served her country for 20 years as the spouse of career Air Force veteran TSgt Edward Pate, accompanying him, along with their children, to numerous domestic and international duty assignments.

Survivors include sons, Edward S. Pate of Pensacola; and William S. (Sandra) Pate of Mobile; daughters, Susan Pate (Ricky) Reeves, Sandra Holland, and Sarah J. Pate of Castleberry; one brother, Billy N. (Gail) Warren, all of Castleberry; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the third grade class at Conecuh County Junior High School, 2347 Cleveland Ave., Castleberry, AL 36432.  Checks should be made payable to the school with the memo item “In honor of Edna Pate.” Cash donations may be brought by the school office.