Published 12:43 am Friday, April 14, 2006

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John D. Stewart
ATMORE – Mr. John D. Stewart, 66, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006 in South Baldwin Medical Center.
Mr. Stewart was a native of Perdido, and a resident of Atmore for most of his. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid gardener.
Survivors include: his wife, Inez Fordham of Atmore; one daughter, Kathy McKenzie of Franklin; three step-daughters, Patricia Spann of Atmore, Anita Sullivan of McCullough, and Kim Tyree of McCullough; four brothers, L.C. Stewart of Stockton, David Stewart of Perdido, Hannis Mitchem of Perdido; and Andrew Mitchem of Perdido; three sisters, Elizabeth Skipper of Huxford, Elow Smith of Mobile, Effie D. Jefferies of Atmore; one grandchild, Tina Showers; four step-grandsons; four step-granddaughters; two great grandchildren, Heather Parker and Cordell Parker; three step-great-granddaughters; and five step-great-grandsons.
His mother Cathrine Stewart, his father, T.C. Stewart, a sister, Willie Gibson and a brother, Travis Mitchem, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral home with Rev. C.L. Langford officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Craig Sullivan, Glenn Kelley, Wayne Kelley, Joe McKenzie,William Lister, and Ron Phillips.
Zellie Simmons
ATMORE – Mrs. Zellie Simmons, age 87 of Atmore, died Friday, April 7, 2006 in Mobile. She was retired from Winn-Dixie, born in Baldwin County on Aug. 26, 1918 to the late Ossie and Bell Stewart Levins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wesley Simmons; three brothers, Bufford Levins, Herbert Levins, and Buddy Levins; six sisters, Ardell Stewart, Arlean Merchant, Rean Milstid, Arbell Stewart, Laura Welch and Pat Simmons.
Survivors are several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Chapel with Bro. Freddie Gibbs officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family received friends on Monday evening, April 10, 2006 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
Lettie "Grannie" Blackwell
ATMORE – Mrs. Lettie "Grannie" Blackwell, 99, passed away Monday, April 10, 2006 at a local hospital.
Mrs. Blackwell was a native of Little Rock and a resident of Atmore for most of her life. She was a retired 12th grade teacher at Little Rock School, the oldest of five children, and attended the Atmore First Baptist Church.
A daughter, Violet Noble, preceded Blackwell in death. Survivors include her son, A.J. and Lucille Peacock of Little Rock; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; thirteen great great grandchildren; a brother, Aubrey Blackwell of Cantonment, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Atmore First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Arnold E. Hendrix, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 11, 2006 between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Windam Stanley, Woodrow Pettis, Gene Hall, Jack Ward, Roy Burkett, Ray Bell and Ray Hodgen.

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