Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2005

By Staff
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Bernard O. "Billy" McGhee
ATMORE – Mr. Bernard O. "Billy" McGhee, 81 of Atmore, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 in Atmore.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1924 in Atmore to the late James and Dora Hendrix McGhee. Mr. McGhee was a singer who was well known in Atmore and the surrounding communities for his music.
Survivors are: three sons: Bernard O. "Pete" McGhee, Jr. of Mobile, William "Walters" McGhee of Virginia Beach, Va., Jack McGhee of Branson, Mo.; three daughters: Elaine McGhee of Atmore, Barbara Jean Young of Mobile, Elaine Ward McGhee of Alford, Fla; one sister, Mary Boyte of Atmore; special friends, Thelma and James Grider, Cecil Morris, Stella Edwards, Phillip Victor and Doug Jernigan; two special nieces, Shirley Peek and Vera Ferguson; one nephew, Bill Edgecumbie; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, two great- great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Glass and Rev. Fred Gibbs officiating.
Interment will follow in New Home Cemetery. Family will receive friends, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of all arrangements.
Geneva Williams
ATMORE – Mrs. Geneva Williams, 88 passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at Atmore Community Hospital. She was a native of Atmore.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of all arrangements.
John Aaron Rogers
ATMORE – Mr. John Aaron Rogers, 86, a long time resident of Atmore, died
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.
Funeral Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Atmore with Dr. Douglas Newton officiating.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Griswold Rogers; one son, John Douglas Rogers (Marshall); two daughters, Betty Maxwell (Jim) and Jane Campbell (Jim), three grandchildren, Charles Bryan, Layne Abee and Emily Maxwell; two great grandchildren, Jackson Bryan and Conrad Abee; and one sister, Helen Sarusce.
Mr. Rogers was a native of Springhill, Ala. in St. Clair County. He attended Howard College, now Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He later transferred to Auburn University where he majored in Agricultural Engineering. After college, he was employed by the Bullock County Cooperative Extension Service as an Assistant County Agent. He then joined Allis-Chalmers Corporation and in 1949 opened an Allis-Chalmers dealership in Atmore.
He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Atmore, past president of the Atmore Rotary Club, past president of the Alabama Farm and Power Equipment Dealers Association, active in the Boy Scouts as well as many other community activities. Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Selma or the Atmore First United Methodist Church Organ Fund.

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