In Memory Of...
In loving memory of our Classmates who left us way too soon.

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Randy Bodiford

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Sammy Bridges

Birth Date: 1956-07-05
Deceased Date: 2021-02-09
Sammy Ray Bridges, a resident of Taylor, passed away early Tuesday morning, February 9, 2021, at Southeast Health. He was 64.

Funeral services will be held, 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2021, at Mt. Enon Baptist Church with Reverend Tim Wheeler and Reverend Don Tew officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Glover Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 Monday prior to service time. Flowers are being accepted or contributions may be made to the Mt. Enon Baptist Church Building Fund, 3167 Iris Road, Dothan AL 36301. Services will be live-streamed on the Mount Enon Baptist Church Facebook page at

Sammy was born July 5, 1956, in Ozark, Alabama to Hayden Ray Bridges and Gayle Pennington Bridges and grew up in Ozark. He was a 1975 graduate of Carroll High School. After graduation, he worked with TRW for 16 years. He later worked with Service Machine Company for 28 years. He loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed flying his ultralight airplane in his spare time. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy! During his wife’s illness, Sammy devoted his time and attention as her loving and devoted caregiver. He was a member of Mt. Enon Baptist Church.

He is predeceased by his father, Hayden Bridges.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-one years, Christy Henderson Bridges of Taylor, who also passed away on February 11, one day after their 21st wedding anniversary, which is February 10.

Also surviving are his mother, Gayle Weeks (Charles) of Ozark; a son, Hayden Colby Bridges (Jennifer) of Echo; three step-children, Dustin Blair (Stephanie), Tori Le (Tony), and Dylan Chase Blair, all of Dothan; six grandchildren, Hayden Layke Bridges, Lauren Abigail Bridges, Caden Blair, Carter Blair, Annaleigh Wells, and Ava Blair; two brothers, Gilbert Bridges (Theli) of Ozark and Stanley Bridges (Michelle) of Dothan; many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family in Oklahoma.

Active pallbearers will be Harlee Bridges, Tyler Strickland, Hunter Bridges, David Marr, Dwayne Watkins, and Freddie Watkins.

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at
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Kathy Bright

Birth Date: 1957-01-14
Deceased Date: 2023-01-06
Mrs. Kathy Sue Bright, a resident of Ozark, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023. She was 65 years old. Funeral services for Mrs. Bright will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2023 in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Ozark Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P. M. Mrs. Bright was born January 14, 1957 in Ringgold, Georgia to the late William James Bright, Sr. and Nellie Mae Durden Bright. She was a 1975 graduate of Carroll High School in Ozark. Kathy enjoyed cooking, working outside and especially enjoyed being Nana to her grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Manus (Robert) of Dothan; grandchildren, Azurea and Dailia; one brother, William James Bright, Jr. of Florida.
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Sam Brown

Birth Date: 1957-12-31
Deceased Date: 2010-01-27
Mr. Sam Brown, age 52, of Ozark, died Wednesday evening, January 27, 2010, in Flowers Hospital.      Funeral services will be 2:30 P. M. Saturday, January 30, 2010, from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Reverend Dr. Jason Thrower officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 P. M. until 7:00 P. M. Friday evening.      Mr. Brown was born December 31, 1957 in Dale County. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1975 and attended Enterprise Junior College. He served for four years in the United States Army. Mr. Brown attended Alabama Aviation School in electronics. He worked in North Carolina with Nortel Networks from 1980 through 1999, returning to Ozark in 2003. He was an avid fisherman.       He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Mathison Brown.      Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Tammy Sullivan Brown of Ozark; one daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Kevin Helms of Ozark; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Edward Chase and Stephanie Brown of Franklinton, North Carolina, and Sam Tyler Brown of Ozark; his mother and stepfather, Elaine Harris Potts and Harry Potts of Ozark; one sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Scott Lail of Orlando, Florida; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Kay Brown of Elkins, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Hallie, Lilly, and Thomas Helms.      Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Southeastern Diabetes Education Service, 500 Chase Park South, Suite 104, Hoover, Alabama 35244.
hallie helms - June 4th, 2014
Grandaddy, you were an amazing person. i miss you so much and i hope that one day we will be reunited in hevan of course. i love you so much i everyone misses u
hallie helms - June 4th, 2014

Kay Rhodes (Burgess)

Deceased Date: 2000-08-19
      Kay Rhodes, 42, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug 19, 2000, at her residence in Crestview, FL.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Blue Springs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Eldridge Barefield and Rev. David Reddick officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing.  Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. Tuesday until one hour before service time when her body will be placed in the church.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m.  Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are requested to be given to the American Cancer Society.       Kay was a native of Ozark having graduated from Carroll High School and from Troy State University at Dothan.  She was employed as a teacher at Tall Pines Academy in Crestview.  Kay was also an active member of Christ Family Church in Crestview.  Kay was preceded in death by her father, Tom Burgess, and father-in-law, Roland Rhodes.     Survivors include her husband, Bo Rhodes, Crestview; one daughter, Brittany Rhodes, Crestview; one son, Brandon Rhodes, Crestview; mother, Thelda Burgess, Ozark; three sisters, Ann Burgess and Dorothy Shehane, both of Ozark; Linda Campbell, Clio; two brothers, Tim Burgess, Blue Springs; and Dan Burgess, Dothan; mother-in-law, Polly Rhodes, Ozark; many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
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Connie Lambrecht (Campbell)

Birth Date: 1957-03-13
Deceased Date: 2021-07-30
Mrs. Connie Lambrecht, a resident of Ozark, died Friday, July 30, 2021. She was 64 years old.

A private memorial service will be held for Mrs. Lambrecht at a later date. Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, Orange Park, FL has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Mrs. Lambrecht was born March 13, 1957 in Birmingham, AL. Mrs. Lambrecht was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved working in her flower garden and was an avid Auburn fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lambrecht. She is survived by her daughter Carmen Lucas Reed (Michael); son, Robert Jaxon Lambrecht (Jerheme); daughter, Carly Elizabeth Tollison and four grandchildren, Trenton Reed, Ashlin Reed, Ansley Reed, and Coleman Lambrecht.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
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Jim Cooper

Deceased Date: 2003-07-23
Mr. James Ernest Cooper, 46 of Ozark, Alabama; died Friday July 19, 2003.      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003, from Camp Ground Baptist Church with Rev. Al Sonanstine officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military rites, with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. His body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 tonight from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home.       Mr. Cooper was retired from the Unites States Navy and was employed with DynCorp, Fort Rucker, Alabama.       His parents, Carl Denton Cooper Sr. and , Agnes Vigil Cooper, preceded him in death.      He is survived by his wife, Ruby Doris Cooper of Ozark; one daughter, Ciara Marie Cooper of Ozark; one son, James Thomas Cooper of Ozark; two sisters, JoAnne Marie Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Gunter, both of Ozark; one brother, Carl D. Cooper Jr. of Dothan.
Ciara Cooper - June 4th, 2010
This is my father, and he will be missed FOREVER! i am truly blessed to have had such a great father figure like him in my life. So sad to have passed on at such a young age. It really dosent seem like 7 years has gone by without him. To this day he is still on my mind everyday. I LOVE YOU DAD I MISS YOU and we will meet again one day!

Mike Crooks

Birth Date: 1956-10-19
Deceased Date: 2014-08-12
Mr. Michael Richard Crooks, age 57, of Ozark, died Sunday, August 10, 2014.
A memorial service for Mr. Crooks  will be held at  11:00 A. M. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with reverend Robert Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 10:00 A. M. until service time, at all other times the family will be at the home of his brother, Tim Crooks.

Mr. Crooks was born October 19, 1956 in Dale County to the late Grover Cleveland Crooks and Nettie Jane Hamm Crooks.  He worked with various contractors at Fort Rucker before becoming a long-haul truck driver.  Mr. Crooks was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include one daughter, Hannah Marie Crooks of Ozark; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Shawn and Shannon Crooks, Richard Shane and Amber Crooks all of Ozark; five grandchildren, Blake Cooper, Haylee Crooks, Richard Landon Crooks, Layton Read Crooks; one sister, Cindy Crooks Johnson of Midland City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tim and Kaye Crooks, Steve and Nikki Crooks all of Ozark.
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Debbie Powell (Darlington)

Birth Date: 1957-09-15
Graduation year: 1975
Deceased Date: 2023-12-28
Mrs. Debbie Darlington Powell, a resident of Ozark, died early Thursday evening, December 28, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones at her home after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 66.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 31, 2023, in the First United Methodist Church of Ozark with Reverend Dr. Billy Gaither and Reverend Melanie Sebastian-Foust officiating. A eulogy will be given by Reverend David Parrish. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Sunday in the church sanctuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsley Christian Learning Center, c/o First United Methodist Church of Ozark, 167 E. Broad St., Ozark, AL 36360 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Debbie Powell, as the saying goes, never met a stranger. She was a friend to all and family to the fortunate among us. Debbie was a caring and giving person and was perhaps the most prolific gift giver at Christmas time there ever was. She didn’t just seem to know everyone, she also knew who they were related to, and in an incredible number of cases, they were somehow related to her.

Debbie had an unending love for her husband, Philip, that was forged over more than four decades together. Debbie and Philip recently celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary and they were together for four years prior to making it official. She loved her two boys, Philip Allan, and Hunter and she adored her four grandchildren, Alice, Holton, Greer, and Payne.

Debbie was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1957 to Laurence Edwin Darlington, Jr. and Rachel Byrd Darlington. Rachel, who is a born-and-bred Ozarkian, brought Debbie and her sisters, Donna and Cathy, back to live in Ozark twice during their father’s Army tours in Vietnam and Korea. The Darlington’s also lived in Ft. Eustis, Virginia and Ft. Ord, California during her father’s career in the Transportation Corp before finally returning to Ozark in 1968 upon his retirement.

Debbie was a 1975 graduate of Carroll High School. While in high school Debbie met, and dated once, her future husband, Philip A. Powell. However, they did not actually become a couple until 1978. As a sophomore at Carroll High School, she was voted Class Favorite, and she became a member of the Tri-M Juniorette Club. Debbie was voted Miss Valentine 1975 and Who’sWho Whittiest. (Notably, Philip was voted Most Mischievous.)

Debbie continued her education at George C. Wallace Community College and the University of Alabama. Prior to getting married, she worked at Ft. Rucker (now Ft. Novosel) in the flight simulator area. Later she became a trusted member of the staff of Harbin’s Jewelers. Most importantly, throughout the years, Debbie was a business partner and co-owner with Philip of the family businesses at the Ozark Dairy Queen and Southeastern Exhaust Cleaners (SEC).

Debbie loved playing golf at the Ozark Country Club and was a proud member of the Ladies Golf Association. For over 40 years she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, holding every office including President. Debbie was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Lake Eufaula was her “Happy Place” and she loved Alabama football. Roll Tide!

Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Laurence "Pete" Darlington, Jr. and her stepfather, Leon L. Hood, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Philip Allan Powell, Ozark; two sons, Philip Allan Powell, Jr. (Caitlin), Dothan and Matthew Hunter Powell (Michelle), Headland; four grandchildren, Alice Powell, Panama City Beach, Florida, Holton, Greer, and Payne Powell, Headland; her mother, Rachel Byrd Darlington Hood, Ozark; sisters, Donna Eldridge (Wayne), Ozark and Cathy Bedsole (Steve), Hilton Head, South Carolina; step-brother, Trey Hood, Ozark; step-sister, Stephanie German (Jerry), Ozark; brother-in-law, Dennis Powell (Marianne), Ozark; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Emily Terry (Dawkins)

Birth Date: 1957-07-09
Deceased Date: 2020-02-06
Emily Terry went to be with the Lord on Thursday February 6th 2020 at Flowers Hospital. She was 62 years of age.

A servant, encourager, and friend to all named Emily Lavois Dawkins was born July 9, 1957 to the late Hayward Williams and Evelyn Grace Thomas Dawkins.

She accepted Christ at an early age at the Greater Old Salem Baptist Church in Ozark, Alabama. She was educated in the Dale County school system.

Emily was united in holy matrimony to Otis J. Terry III on December 16, 1973. To this union three (3) children were born.

God saw that His child was suffering. On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:21pm, He came and stood beside her bed, closed her big brown eyes and whispered “Well done thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter into the joy of thy lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hayward and Grace Dawkins. She leaves to cherish her memory three (3) loving children: Demetra (Frank) Strother, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Jamie Terry, Ozark, Alabama; and Chasity Terry, Ozark, Alabama. Four (4) siblings: Doris Dawkins, Birmingham, Alabama; Ronald Dawkins, Ozark, Alabama; Donald (Cora) Dawkins, Birmingham, Alabama; Reginald Dawkins, Enterprise, Alabama. Seven (7) grandchildren Takeela March, Christopher Terry, Kahlil Strother, Jahlil Strother, Jordan Strother, Bryce Terry, and Tyler Terry. Three (3) great-grandchildren: Christopher Terry Jr., Caleb March, Elijah Terry. Five (5) nieces and nephews: Rhonda Dawkins Blair, Amanda (Greg) Guyton, Reginald (April) Jeffries, Jasmine Tellier, and Shante Tellier and a host of relatives, extended family, and friends.
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