Published 10:06 pm Monday, April 2, 2007

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Dwight &Wilma Nichols
ATMORE – Dwight Eugene Nichols, 73, and Wilma Ellavan Sawyer Nichols, 76, both of Atmore were taken from us on Friday, March 23, 2007 in an accident between Atmore and Bay Minette. Dwight was born in Santa Monica, Calif.; he was a retired Navy jet pilot, as well as from the Naval Reserve and Army Civil Service. Van was born in Monroe County; she worked as a real estate broker, designed and built homes, and was recognized as a master bridge player. They are survived by their children, Claudia Kim Nichols of San Francisco and Stuart Wade Nichols of Orlando.
Visitation and service were held Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.
Helen Kate McNeil
ATMORE – Mrs. Helen Kate McNeil, 79, of Atmore died on Wednesday, March 27, 2007 at Atmore Community Hospital.
She was a member of the Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore and a member of the General Missionary Society.
Mrs. McNeil attended school in Escambia Co. and had been self-employed as a clerk/ cashier for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene McNeil, two sisters, Ida Williams and Rosie Robinson, and two brothers, Samuel Watson and William D. Watson.
She is survived by: three daughters, Rose Helen (Frank) Jones, Edna (Thomas) Robinson, and Eunice (Rev. Charles) Johnson; four sons, Clarence (Delores) Marvin and Ernest (Fannie) Marvin, all of Pensacola, Fla., James (Joangela) McNeil and Eugene McNeil, Jr. all of Atmore; one sister, Maude Ward of Nashville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Hawthorne officiating. Retirement of her remains will be in Stallworth Cemetery.
Public viewing will be held on Monday from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Chapel. Her body will lie instate at the church from one hour prior to funeral services.
Turner Funeral Chapel of Atmore is directing.
Graham Luther Donald
ATMORE – Mr. Graham Luther Donald, 85, of Atmore died Thursday, March 29, 2007 at his residence. He was a retired Machinist from Brookly Field, born on June 20, 1921 in Baldwin County to the late Amon L. and Tessie Weldey Donald.
He was a member of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church and is preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Sarah Smelly.
Survivors are: his wife, Bertha Roley Donald of Atmore; four daughters, Barbara Entreskin of Mobile, Judy Brazell of Theodore, Linda Reid and husband, Stan of Bay Minette, Wanda Hughes and husband, Wesley of Atmore; one brother, Leonard Donald of Nokomis; 11 grandchildren, Angela Richardson, Toni Prine, Shelly Jay, Kerri Smelly, Kindal Reid, Jerry Entreskin, Jamie Entreskin, Robby Reid, Michael Hughes, Mitchell Hughes, and Christopher Brazell; 12 great-grandchildren, Amanda Richardson, J.P. Miller, Lex Smelly, Nichole Smelly, Nicholas Prine, Jonathan Prine, Caley Reid, Cameron Hughes, Kaysie Malone, Madison Malone, and Lacey Jay.
Services were held Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with brothers, Mike Grindle, Allen Harp and Clyde Bruley officiating. Interment followed in Serenity Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Stan Reid, Robby Reid, Michael Hughes, Mitchell Hughes, Allan Jayy, Ray Prine and Jessie Smelly.
Family received friends Friday evening, March 30, 2007 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

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