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Obituaries

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Betty Carolyn Sewell Gaines
BROMLEY – Betty Carolyn Sewell Gaines, 63, of Bromley died Saturday Aug. 19, 2006 in Montrose. She was a homemaker, born in Baldwyn, Lee County, Miss. on Sept. 4, 1942 to Liver Buren Sr. and Flossie Earlene Bradley Sewell.
Survivors are her husband, Herbert Edwin Gaines of Bromley; her mother, Earlene B. Sewell of Mobile; one son, Herbert Edwin Gaines Jr. of Atmore; two daughters, Karen Illene Bradford and husband, Christopher of Daphne and Kimberly Gaines "Disney" Russell and husband, Eric B. of Loxley; one brother, Oliver Buren Sewell Jr. of Saraland; one sister, Palmetta McDonald of Mobile; a special friend, like a sister, Carol L. Smith of Fairhope; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 in Bay Minette Cemetery with Bro. Archie Shipp officiating.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.
Lavina Elizabeth Carns
ATMORE – Mrs. Lavina Elizabeth Carns, 96, of Atmore died Thursday Aug. 17, 2006 in Atmore. She was born in Carlisle, Pa. on May 25, 1910 to the late Samuel H. and Lavina Warner Lay.
In 1929 she was married to Irvin Wilbur Carns. In 1936 they moved to Radford, Va. Where Mr. Carns was a superintendent of Centry Ribbon Mill, Inc. Lavina trained the mill's new employees. In 1959 the mill closed its doors, Lavina and Irvin then moved to Atmore where Irvin was superintendent of another ribbon mill.
Lavina worked several jobs before going to work for Atmore Hospital in admitting. She is remembered for her kindness towards other, love to all and devotion to her family. She was a member of McRae Methodist Church of Atmore.
Carns' husband, Irvin Carns, who died in 1966 and two daughters, Jane Miller who died in 1966 and Betty Farmer who died in 1996, preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Albert Carns of Sun City West, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with pastor David Carns officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Carns, Jeff Carns, Albert Carns and Charles Dixon.
Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.