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Mavis King

December 26, 1922 — August 20, 2020


OZARK…. Mrs. Mavis Searcy Tomlin King passed away Thursday August 20, 2020 in the Dale Medical Center at the age of 97.

She was married to the late Howard Marell (Ted) Tomlin and they were blessed with four sons.  She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Ronnie Erwin Tomlin, by her father and mother, Quincy Chapman Searcy and Martha Anna Beasley Searcy and a brother, Louie Edgar Searcy, an infant brother who died at birth, and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by three of her sons, Lamar Tomlin (Sonja), Aubrey Dean Tomlin (Edna), Larry Tomlin (Carolyn), and a special cousin, Faye Teal. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was a faithful member as long as her health permitted. Even then, her Church was always on her mind and in her prayers. She had taught Sunday School, worked in Bible School as well as any place else she could and was needed. She had an undying love for the Lord and her church.

There came a time when she had to seek employment outside the home and farm and she went to work at White-Knight Mfg. Co. where she was employed for twenty five plus years as a seamstress before her health made it necessary for her to retire. After that, she spent some time as a sitter for other people.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Bill Hart officiating. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1124 County Road 11, Ozark, AL 36360.

The family would like to express a special Thank You to the nurses and CNA’s of Ozark Health and Rehab for the care they have given her over the past years. And also a special Thank You for the care and understanding shown by the nurses and doctors at Dale Medical Center.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, August 22, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am

Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home

508 Faust Ave, Ozark, AL 36360

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

1124 Co Rd 11, Ozark, AL 36360

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