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John H. Watkins Jr.
ATMORE - Honorable John H. Watkins, Jr. 79, of Atmore died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at Atmore Community Hospital. He was employed with Monsanto (Solutia) Textile and Chemical Plant 31 years in Pensacola, Fla. He was a city councilman of District number three in Atmore for 16 years and was appointed to Mayor Pro-Tem in 1996. Mr. Watkins graduated from Escambia County Training School in Atmore and received an Associate of Applied Science from Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette and he served in the United States Army. He was a member of Gaines Chapel A.M.E. church in Atmore where he was a member of the Trustee Board serving as chairperson. He was a member of the Adult Men Sunday School Class and organized the first male chorus at the church.
His parents, John H. Watkins, Sr. and Lilia Watkins, one sister, Marie Smith and one brother Zack Williams preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Veola Watkins of Atmore; one daughter, Brenda Watkins of Atmore; two sons, John (Joyce) Watkins III of Pensacola, Fla. and Roderick Lynn Watkins of Atmore; four sisters, Bessie Brock of Atmore, Carrie (Frank) Millender and Ella (William) Quarker both of Las Angeles, Calif. and Ethel Spaulding of Campton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Gaines Chapel A.M.E. church with the Rev. Joseph Williams, Pastor and the Rev. R.L. Hosley officiating. Public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at the chapel. Interment will be in the Fairview cemetery in Atmore at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC of Atmore directing.
Billy Glenn Blackburn
ATMORE- Mr. Billy Glenn Blackburn, 48, of Atmore died Monday Jan. 14, 2008 at his residence. He was a Truck Driver for P &M Sand and Gravel, born on June 8, 1959 to the late Howard Mason and Betty Stacey Blackburn in Escambia County, Ala.
Survivors are one son, Brandon Blackburn of Atmore; a special nephew, Corey Blackburn of Atmore; two brothers, Larry Blackburn of Tuscaloosa and Donnie Blackburn of Little River; three sisters, Jean Allred of Equality, Brenda Sanders of Pensacola Fla. and Linda Ward of Atmore and numerous other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 in Oak Hill cemetery with Brother Floyd Harris officiating.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of all arrangements.
Annie “Squeaky” Lindsey
ATMORE - Mrs. Annie “Squeaky” Lindsey, 56, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 in Butler.
Mrs. Lindsey was a native and former resident of Stockton, a resident of Atmore since 1989 and attended the Holiness Church. Her parents, Pete and Zuline Lindsey and a brother Ray Lindsey preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her brother, James A. Lindsey of Creola; three sisters, Francis (Mark) Harrleson of Atmore, Martha E. Lindsey of Creola and Claresse (Aubrey) Foster of Rabun; a sister-in-law, Barbara Lindsey of Atmore and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Boutwell, Randy Lindsey, James Reid, Wendell Hadley, Andrew Hadley and George Nickerson.
ATMORE - Mrs. Elizabeth (sister girl) Moore, 72, of Atmore died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at her daughter’s home in Detroit, Mich. Public viewing will be held from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at Second Mt. Triumph Baptist church.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home will be in charge of all arrangements.
Myrell “Buck” Roberts
WHITE HOUSE FORK - Mrs. Myrell “Buck” Roberts, 83, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 in Bay Minette. Mrs. Roberts was a lifelong resident of White House Fork, a retired employee of Manor Slacks after 35 years and attended the Holiness Church. Her husband, Bertie Roberts, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her son, Greg (Jamie) Roberts of White House Fork; four daughters, Carolyn (Joseph) Rider of White House Fork, Bobbie (Leslie) Johnson of Cross Roads, Faye (George) Lee of Perdido and Doris (James) Jordan of Mt. Meigs; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, her brother, Clifton Buck of Grand Bay and her sister Betty Jean Wilson of Stapleton.
Graveside services were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at the Johnson cemetery with Brother Wendell Hadley and Sister Faye Lee officiating.
Pallbearers were David Buck, Dewayne Flowers, Kevin Flowers, Brandon Scott, Charlie Huffman and Matthew Burt. Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Roberts, Quentin Roberts, Devin Buck, Connor Buck and Colton Rider.
Robert “Bob” Angus Bowman
BAY MINETTE- Mr. Robert “Bob” Angus Bowman, 66, born in Goodway and a resident of Bay Minette died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at Springhill Medical Center. Mr. Bowman was an independent insurance agent and owner of Bowman Insurance Agency in Bay Minette. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was Sunday school teacher and a member of other committees.
He is survived by his wife Helen Thomas Bowman of Bay Minette; a daughter, Cheryl (Anthony) Rodgers of Dothan; one brother E. K. (Nancy) Bowman of Homosassa, Fla.; one sister, Levice (Luke) Haynie of Atmore and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Henry Cox and the Rev. Dr. Chip Starnes officiating. Burial will follow at Bay Minette cemetery.
A visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at the First Baptist Church.
Active pallbearers were Scotty Lewis, John Lewis, Bob Robertson, Charlie McKinney, Joe Fuller, Leon Lyles, Dan Watson and Harold White.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 1628 Bay Minette AL 36507 or to the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements by Norris Funeral Home.