Published 3:23 am Thursday, June 14, 2007

By Staff
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Willie Albert Knight
Willie Albert Knight, 62, was born in Baldwin County on July 5, 1944 to the late Clem and Clara Knight. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Ivan, Dale, James, Jerome, Essie, Jessie and Virgil and two sisters, Hazel and Pearl.
Willie and Minnie were joined together in holy matrimony in Baldwin County on April 23, 1962. They resided in Escambia County until the early 70’s at which time they moved to Boston, Mass. In June of 2003, Willie and his family relocated back to his hometown.
A lover of music and singing Willie was a member of the original Southern Echoes of Atmore. When he moved to Boston, he joined the Sensational Singing Stars. He ended his singing career with Clarence Thompson, St. and The New Spirits. His first love was God and singing. He loved his family and was a very outspoken man. He wrote and arranged numerous songs.
Left behind to cherish his memories is a loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Minnie Mac; three sons, William (Sandra) Knight of Boston, Mass., Michael (Charlotte) Knight of Brokton, Mass., and Rodney America of Atmore; three daughters, Michelle (James) Pearson of Brockton, Mass., Ericka (Frank) Bailey of Alpharetta, Ga. And Jessica Knight of Atmore; four granddaughters, Chantel, Brandy, Aleecia and Baby Kennedy; four grandsons, Christopher, Cameron, Justice, and Franklyn; two brothers, Leroy (Lula) Knight and Earl Lee(Ollie) Knight, both of Atmore; two sisters, Carrie Bell Pryear of Daphne and Irma Jean (Jimmie) Wilson of Atmore; a loving father-in-law, William Lewis, Sr.; three sisters-in-law, (two devoted) Elizabeth Knight of Boston, Mass., and Gertrude Knight of Atmore and Betty Lewis of Boston, Mass.; five brothers-in-law, William (Wynonie) Lewis, Jr., Marcus (Joanne) Lewis, James (Genniver) Lewis, William Elliot of Valdosta, Ga., and Gary Lewis; two very special nieces, Earnestine (Rodney) Harris of Randolph, Mass., and Julisha Lewis of Boston, Mass.; special friends, Jessie Robinson, Walter McCreckson, Frank Johnson and Dan Robinson, all of Atmore; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held June 15, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Baptist Church with Bishop Jimmie Wilson officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Atmore.
Public viewing will start at noon on Thursday, June 14, 2007.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel June 14, 2007.
Mr. Knight passed away at his home June 7, 2007.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Donald Earl Davis
ATMORE – Mr. Donald Earl Davis of Atmore passed away June 10, 2007 at his home in Atmore, at the age of 43. He attended the Escambia County High School.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Lawson.
His memories will be cherished by his devoted father and mother, Waman and Noble Lee Davis of Atmore; three brothers, Marvin (Dorothy) Lawson of Fort Mayer, Fla., Waman, Jr. (Rose) Davis, Jerome Davis, both of Atmore; two sisters, Lucille Lawson of Orlando, Fla. and Mable (Michael) of Clermont, Fla.
Funeral services will be held June 16, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Jones St. Holiness Church with Bishop Willie William, pastor officiating.
Public viewing will be held on June 15, 2007 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Atmore.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be family and friends.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial service for Ted Carter planned June 23
A memorial service will be held for Ted Carter, son of James W. and Ida Carter, and brother to Gurney, Ruth (died at age 11 months), Bama, Lola, Donnie Mae, Johnnie B., Calvin and Ed Carter. Ted was in the U.S. Navy during WWII; he was killed on a Navy vessel, the U.S.S. Suwannee and buried at sea.
The service will be held June 23 at Robinsonville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m. followed by the placing of a plaque in the cemetery near the Carter family gravesites.
There will be a covered dish lunch following the service.
We are requesting that everyone wear red, white or blue or a combination of those colors.
There will be a photo CD available for a small donation that will be given to the church to offset the expenses for the use of their facilities.
We need photos – especially of the Carter siblings. If you have any and would like to contribute (or a copy of a photo), please send them to Ted Findley at 105 Sanspree Lane, Atmore, AL. 36502.
Family and friends of the Carter family are invited to attend.

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