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Obituaries published in the February 26, 2003 issue of The Atmore Advance

By Staff
Amos Boatwright
February 23, 2003
Funeral services for Amos Boatwright, 88, were held on Feb. 25, 2003 at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, wtih Rev. Woody Allison officiating. Interment followed at McCullough Cemetery.
A native of Old Texas, Ala., and a resident of Atmore for the past 39 years, he was a retired employee of Swift Lumber Company, an avid gardener and farmer and a volunteer at the Poarch SAIL Center. He attended the Baptist Church and died on Feb. 23, 2003 in Chipley, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Mae Boatwright; three daughters, Barbara Sue Eddins, Debra Ann Boatwright and Donna Kaye Boatwright; and a grandson, Donald Ray Boatwright.
He is survived by four sons and their spouses, Oscar Mack and Patricia Boatwright of Freeport, Ill., James Rayford and Shirley Ann Boatwright of Atmore, Amos Boatwright, Jr., of Jonesboro, Ga., and Ralph and JoAnn Boatwright of McCullough; three daughters and their spouses, Janice Carolyn and Les Adams of Range, Ala., Melba Jean and John Perkins of Northport and Toni and James Morrow of Atmore; 25 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kennty Boatwright, Dewayne Boatwright, Jimmy Boatwright, Amos Davis, Wes Walby and James Agerton. Alternate pallbearers were Scott Morrow and James Morrow. Honorary pallbearers were Jeffery William Boatwright, Clyde Edgar Johnson, Jr., Michael Scott Boatwright, John Athony Boatwright and Gerald James Boatwright.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille A. McKinley
February 23, 2003
Funeral services for Lucille A. McKinley, 61 and a resident of Atmore, were held on Feb. 24, 2003 from the Trinity Episcopal Church of Atmore, with Rev. Sandra C. Mayer officiating.
Born in Cook County, Ill, on Oct. 19, 1941 to the late Michael Nicholas and Clara Anderson Gigiano, she was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Atmore. She died on Feb. 23, 2003 in Mobile.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence E. McKinley of Atmore; a son, Douglas McKinley and his wife, Debbie, of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Darlene Lott and her husband, Hermon, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Debbie Melcarek of her husband, Christopher, of Highland, Ind., and Denise McKinley and her fiance, Wade Cox, of Atmore; two brothers, Ralph Gigiano and his wife, Linda, of Joliett, Ill., and Nicholas Gigiano and his wife, Vivian, of Michigan; a sister, Kay Gigiano and spouse Marsha Myers of Iowa; seven grandchildren, Zabrina Lott, Dasha Lott, Justin Melcarek, Alison Melcarek, Andrew Williams, Aaron Miller and Joseph McKinley.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.
John F. Pimperl
February 22, 2003
Funeral services for John F. Pimperl, 79 and a resident of Bay Minette, were held on Feb. 25, 2003 from the Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Gibson officiating. Interment followed at Perdido Baptist Cemetery.
Born in Dyas, Ala., on Feb. 9, 1924 to John and Margaret Soalmon Pimperl, he was self employed, working as a timberman. He died on Feb. 22, 2003 at North Baldwin Hospital.
He is is survived by his wife, Mitzi Pauline Pimperl of Bay Minette; four sons, John Pelham (Judy) Pimperl of Bay Minette, Timothy Byron (Laurie) Pimperl of Bay Minette, Loyd Cameron (Marsha) Pimperl of Flonceville, Texas and Elliot Tremaine (Amy) Pimperl of Bay Minette; a brother, Paul Kenneth Pimperl of Bay Minette; three sisters, Dorothy Weiss of Glendale, Calif., Helen Ward of Bay Minette and Anitha Nagalsmit of Bay Minette; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were John Pimperl, Timothy Pimperl, Loyd Pimperl, Elliot Pimperl, Paul Pimperl and John Pimperl, Jr.
Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.
Mary Jenkins Davis
February 24, 2003
Mary Jenkins Davis, 52 and a resident of Atmore, died on Feb. 24, 2003 at USA Medical Center in Mobile.
Services are to be announced by the Turner Funeral Chapel.