Atmore native leaves legacy
By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore native Myrana Ann McGinnis passed away Feb. 7 after fighting a long battle with cancer.
McGinnis was an individual who, no matter how she felt, had a smile on her face and kept strong in her faith, according to longtime friend Murlie Johnson.
McGinnis passed away at the age of 46 at her home. She was a well-known leader in the community. She worked at Frontier Communications for 17 years as customer service supervisor before she became ill. She also attended Harris Street AOH Church of God where she was the director of the youth department, was on the Mother’s Board and also supervised the kitchen committee.
Besides work and church, McGinnis took part in many of Atmore’s extracurricular activities. She had been a member of Leadership Atmore, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and was on the board of directors for the Atmore Area YMCA &Community Center.
Josh Godwin had McGinnis’ children in programs at the Y, where he also worked with her sister Yolanda Webster.
McGinnis is a 1979 graduate of Escambia County High School and an ’83 graduate of Troy State University.
Johnson has known McGinnis for many years and said she will be severely missed.
Funeral services were held yesterday at 1 p.m. at the Greater Mount Triumph Baptist Church.
Inhumation was in Stallworth Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC directing.
See page 5A of the Advance for a complete obituary.