Mrs. Marcia Kay Mabrey Anderson, 59, of Newton, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
A memorial service for Mrs. Anderson will be held 2:00 P. M. Saturday, October 7, 2017, from Bridlewood Chapel in Ozark.
Mrs. Anderson was born May 9, 1958 in Germany to the late Loyce Everett Mabrey and Jimmie Sue Wills Mabrey. She had worked as an Office Manager for a medical group.
Survivors include long-time friend, Michael Adkinson of Newton, Alabama; her step-mother, Dorothy Mabrey of Gulf Shores, Alabama; three step-daughters, Holly Michelle Adkinson of Clarksville, Tennessee, Misty Marie Adkinson of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Jamie Lynn Adkinson of Ashford, Alabama; two sisters, Rebecca Snyder of Gulf Shores, Alabama and Cindy Shannon of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Steve Mabrey of Del Rio, Texas and Scott Vandenberghe of Birmingham, Alabama. Thirteen step-grandchildren also survive.
Larry Craig Bonds of Ozark passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. He was 55 years of age.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in the chapel at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Reverend David Parrish officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence, 908 Willow Oaks Dr. in Ozark on Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 5:00pm each day. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation of Aids Research, online at www.amfar.org, or by mail: Web Giving, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, 120 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3902 or Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness & Education, Inc., 236 Massachusetts Ave NE Suite 204, Washington DC 20002 or online at mrfae.org
Craig was born on January 14, 1958 in Ozark, Alabama to Larry Wayne and Rachel Childree Bonds. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1976 and was employed by Piedmont National Corporation.
Craig was preceded in death by his father,Larry Wayne Bonds; a brother, Mark Steven Bonds.
He is survived by his wife, Hope Elizabeth Bonds; his mother, Rachel Bonds Wills (Joe Fred); a daughter, Kelly Elle Claassen; his sons, Bradley Craig Bonds, Dylan O'Neal Bonds, Steven Garett Claassen and Benjamin Cole Claassen; his sisters, Debbie Boyd and Margaret Treadway; also surviving are a multitude of special friends.
I will always remember Craig as the best friend, brother,son, husband and father anyone could ever have. Many of us can say, Craig was the best friend we ever had. He is missed everyday....R.I.P. Brother, you will live in our hearts forever.
She was born the youngest daughter of Ida Clark Corcoran Jay and the late Prather Eugene Corcoran. She attended school in Ozark and graduated from Carroll High School in 1976. She was dedicated to serving others. She began her career at Fort Rucker National Bank where she was employed for 16 years. For the past 11 years she had continued to serve her community at Peoples South Bank in Ozark. It was her greatest desire to give her customers competent and friendly service.
A lifelong resident of Ozark, she was very involved in her community and in the lives of her family and friends and a lifelong member of Ozark Baptist Church. She served on the Flowers Center for the Performing Arts Board, and the Dale County Junior Miss Board where she served as treasurer for many years. In the last two years she has developed many special relationships and brought joy to the staff and residents at Providence Assisted Living and Ozark Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include her mother, Ida Clark Corcoran Jay, two sisters, Connie Johnston and Tina Caples, three nieces, Jana Robinette, Kelly Johnston, and Adrienne Watkins, one great-niece, Macy Robinette; and two uncles and aunts, William and Jean Corcoran, and Ann and Bill Gehrig. She died at her home at age 47.
Vicki could light up a room with her laugh. She was such a loving fun spirited person who will be missed always by so many. I loved visiting her at work as we could chat & act like little girls sometimes but that was okay neither of us minded acting silly. Many people will miss sweet Vicki forever. We love you Vicki
Our sweet mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, best friend, dog-lover and consummate hostess Susan Stephens Creel passed away yesterday, December 9, 2015 surrounded by the love and prayers of her family and the gracious mercy of God.
Susan is survived by her husband, Doug, children, Jake (Jordan) and Katie, all of Dothan; brothers Mark, Bill (Allison) and Bo (Barbara) Stephens; Mother-in-law Doris Creel, sister-in-law Beverly Tally (Bill) and all their children as well as eight spoiled, lovingly-rescued dogs, a cause she avidly supported. Susan is preceded in death by her father and mother, Col. and Mrs. Robert Stephens, of Ozark, Alabama and father-in-law Mr. Raymond Creel of Dothan, Alabama.
Originally from Ozark, Susan lived in Dothan after marrying Doug, her husband of 33 years, in 1982. Recently, they have spent as much time as possible with family and friends at the beach, on the boat. With an exceptional energy, she and Doug raised two beautiful children and many dogs. She served as one of the first female coaches for boys' and girls' sports teams. She was so much more than a soccer mom, watching, coaching and cheering Jake and Katie and their friends on the baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts and many golf courses. As all that love her will know, Susan welcomed everyone, without exception, into her heart and home with a grace and generosity of spirit that marked her life. We will daily remember her genuine warmth, her vibrant energy, her love for life, family and friends.
We invite family and loved ones to celebrate and remember her with us at noon on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Dothan at 205 Holly Lane. As would have most certainly been her hope and wish, donations in Susan's honor may be made to the Wiregrass Humane Society or the Episcopal Church of the Nativity. Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook on line at www.gloverfuneral.com. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.
Mr. DiFilippo was born July 3, 1957 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He worked with the family owned and operated business, DiFilippo’s Pizza in Ozark, until 2013 when the business closed. He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent James DiFilippo in 2015.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Hudson DiFilippo; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Megan DiFilippo; one granddaughter, Stella DiFilippo; his Mother, Margaret “Marge” Stewart DiFilippo; two sisters, Gale Lavender and Sherry DiFilippo, all of Ozark; one brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Jan Nash of Dothan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Wirt G. Epling, Jr. August 18, 1958-December 11, 2011
Wirt G. Epling, Jr., age 53, of Peachtree City, passed away December 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Wirt was the beloved husband of Lisa Epling for 27 years. Wirt leaves behind his children, Clayton Wirt Epling and Sarah Katherine Epling. Wirt is survived by his mother, Ruth Epling; brothers, Jimmy Epling and Allen Epling (Gwen); and sister, Tammy Wilkins (Bobby). Wirt is preceded in death by his father, Wirt Epling, Sr. Wirt was employed with the Federal Aviation Administration for 25 years. He loved his family, was an avid runner, a graduate of Auburn University and a life-long fan of the Auburn Tigers. The Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Providence UMC in Fayetteville, Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. The family will receive friends at the family home after the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org. Arrangements made under the direction of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City.
Kathryn Ann Hand, 54, of Ozark, died Monday, October 8, 2012, at her home. A memorial service for Mrs. Hand will be 2:00 P. M. Monday, October 15, 2012, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with Reverend John D. Reese III and Reverend Rusty Burleson officiating, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Kathryn was born June 2, 1958 in Ozark to the late Walter Albert Hand, Sr. and Gwendolyn Walden Hand. Following her graduation from Carroll High School in 1976, she moved to California and lived there for five years. She then moved to Orlando, Florida where she lived for twenty five years and worked at Disney World's Epcot Center. Kathryn returned to Ozark in 2000 and worked at the All American Inn, acquiring ownership in 2009.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David Arthur Hand; her maternal grandparents, A. D. Walden and Kathryn Carroll Walden; and her paternal grandparents, Bernard Hand and Claudine Monroe Hand.
Survivors include one sister, Deborah Hand of Ozark; one brother and sister-in law, Walter A. Hand, Jr. and his wife, Ramona of Ozark; nieces and nephews, Heather and Bo Martin, Brittany and Richard Mathews; great nieces and nephews, Lawson "Tuff" Hand, Taylor Leigh Martin, Hallie Alyssia Martin, and Ramona Maria "Romie" Mathews; and her best friend, Sue Adair.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ozark-Dale County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2502, Ozark, Alabama 36361.
Mr. Walter Jones, Jr., 51, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Baptist Medical Center South. He is survived by his devoted wife, Tondeleria Jones and loving children Andrew Walter III and David.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday July 21, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at12: 30 p.m. Both services will be held at True Devine Baptist Church on Virginia Loop Road.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, directing. Repast will be at Family Life Bible Fellowship Church 2004 Miller Street.
My condolences to Walter Jones and his family and friends. I knew Walter as our Junior ROTC Drill Team Leader at CHS in 1975 and 1976. He was a superb leader and I looked up to him. Sad news to learn of his passing.
Mr. Phillip E. Makowski, age 52, of Ozark, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, in Flowers Hospital following an extended illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A. M. Saturday, June 19, 2010, from St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Egbe, Reverend Charles McCabe, and Deacon John Ross officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00PM until 8:00PM Friday evening.
Mr. Makowski was born February 1, 1958 in San Marcos, Texas to Theresa Zyla Makowski and the late Frank Anthony Makowski. He served honorably in the United States Coast Guard. Phil was known by all who knew and met him as a kind, gracious, honorable, caring individual with unmatched devotion to his family and his Church.
Survivors include his mother, Theresa Makowski of Ozark; his companion, Trita Corbitt of Ozark; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Nicholas Edward and Meagan Makowski of Waialua, Hawaii, David Anthony Makowski attending The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa;three sisters and brothers-in-law, Suzanne and Wes Walters of Alexandria, Virginia, Marcia and Garry Castelli of Belleville, Illinois, Mary and Marlin Brandon of Ozark; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Nancy Makowski of Rociada, New Mexico.Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, P. O. Box 1008, Ozark, Alabama 36361; or to the ALS Association of Georgia, 1955 Cliff Valley Way #116, Atlanta, Georgia 03029.
Mrs. Mills was a native and life-long resident of Dale County where she was a homemaker and a member of Ozark First Assembly of God Church. She attended Good Tidings Assembly of God Church in Clopton, Alabama. In 1976 Mrs. Mills graduated from Carroll High School.
Earl George Ray O’Reilly, age 56, of Ozark, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be graveside 10:00 A. M. Friday, April 25, 2014, in Westview Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Charles Goldsmith officiating. Interment will follow with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
Mr. O’Reilly was born June 15, 1957 in Ozark, Alabama to the late Myles Frances O’Reilly, Jr. and Berta Emma Weber O’Reilly. He was a life-long resident of Ozark where he worked for many years with Pizza Hut.
Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Myles and Nancy O’Reilly of Chicago.
Sandra Mixson Poundstone, 55, passed from this earth on July 20, 2013. Sandra graduated from Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama and attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery with a degree in social work. After graduating, she worked at Greil Hospital in Montgomery. Later, she received a master's degree in Public Administration from Auburn University. She worked with the Alabama Department of Mental Health, overseeing their quality assurance and later developed, directed and implemented the state's OBRA program.
She married Emmett Poundstone in 1996 and in 1997, the light of her life, their beautiful daughter, Sarah Margaret was born.
Sandra will be remembered for her quirky personality, her talkative inquisitive nature, her love of animals and her Auburn Tigers and especially her ability to make everyone around her smile and feel special.
Sandra is predeceased by her father, Harold E. Mixson. She is survived by her husband, Emmett Poundstone; her daughter, Sarah Margaret; her step-son, Bobby and his wife Katie Poundstone and two grandchildren, John and Claire. She is also survived by her mother, Sarah Mixson; her second mother, Margaret Poundstone; sister, Linda and husband, Richard O'Connell; nephew, Sean and wife Ana and great-niece Sophia O'Connell. Sandra had many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss her presence and zany personality.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at her beloved church home, Woodland United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be private.
Flowers or donations to the Humane Society, Skipperville United Methodist Cemetery fund or Woodland United Methodist Church will be accepted.
Ms. Mary Hill Sollie passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2006, in her home surrounded by family. Born May 17, 1958, she was 47. Funeral services will be 11:00 A. M. Thursday, February 23, 2006 in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with Reverend John D. Reese, III and Reverend Napoleon Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Memorial Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00PM until 7:00PM Wednesday evening.
A native of Ozark, Ms. Sollie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sallie O'Neal Sollie. She is survived by her children, Alexandria Sollie and partner, James Miller, Jr., and Matthew Harrison; a grandson, Benjamin Sollie-Miller; her siblings, Virginia Sollie, Jim Sollie and his wife, Joan; her nephew, John Sollie and his wife, Holly; a grandnephew, Jake Sollie. She graduated from Carroll High School and Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, then earned her master's degree from Troy State University. She taught school at Carroll High School and Abbeville Christian Academy before teaching with the Community Intensive Treatment for Youth (C.I.T.Y.) Program of Houston County, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to C. I. T. Y. Program of Houston County, 312 Cordova Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36303, Westview Memorial Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 484, Ozark, Alabama 36361,Wiregrass Hospice, 1970 East Andrews Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360, or to your favorite charity.
I worked many years at the same facility during my years of nursing. On rough tiring shifts Jackie would joke making it seems better. He was so helpful in anything I ever asked of him at work. He loved our patients and showed that compassion to co workers, patients and their families. I will always remember his kindness.
Tanya was never just my best friend, she was my sister. We shared so many memories it is hard to remember one favorite. We were each other's maid of honors, in hosptial at the same time with our first borns (Josh & Adrian) only 2 days apart. Tanya was so talented in many areas. She was a compassionate person and as a nurse her patients felt her love for them. Although years has passed I still miss her so much and always will. Until we meet again, love you my sis. Pam