Annell Jackson Dunnavant of Ariton passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at the Long Term Care facility at Southeast Alabama Medical Center following an extended illness. She was 80. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, from Ariton Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Pippens officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Ariton with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to service time. Mrs. Annell Jackson Dunnavant was born to Joe Ciephus Jackson and Alier Moody Jackson of Surrency, Ga., on Aug. 12, 1927, in Waycross, Ga. She lived most of her life in Miami, Fla. She worked several years with Southern Bell until she met her future husband, James C. Dunnavant. They were married and raised three sons. She was a great mother and housewife. Her hobbies were bowling, crocheting and sewing. She will be missed by all. She is preceded in death by her husband and one son, Dale Alan Dunnavant. Survivors include two sons, Gary Edwin Dunnavant and Kenneth Lee; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Morris; and brother, Donald E. Jackson. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark, (334) 774-4551, is in charge of arrangements.
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