John Benjamin Stewart

Published 12:21 pm Saturday, December 15, 2012

ATMORE – John Benjamin “J.B” Stewart, 78, of Atmore, died on Dec. 6, 2012, in Atmore.

He was born in Rabon on Sept. 9, 1934.

His parents, Albert and Alla Mae Stewart and brother Marvin Stewart preceded him in death.

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Survivors include his loving wife Nioma Taylor Stewart; eight children, Tina Brand of Florida, Karen (Eugene) Rackard of Chipley, Fla., Dell (John) Harrison, Melanie (Chris) Rolin, Betty (Billy) Walker and Martha Colbert, all of Atmore, Robert Earl Hommel, II. of Canby, Ore. and Michael James Hommel of Milwaukee; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and four great – great grandchildren.; his brother, Albert “Sonnny” Stewart; sisters, Mildred Hadley, Betty Blankenship, Seville Blackmon and Eva Lucas, all of Baldwin, County; 10 nieces and eight nephews.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with  the Rev. Leo Luker and the Rev. Thurl Pearson officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Johnson – Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Billy Walker, Eugene Rackard, Chris Rolin, Tim Lee, Ronnie Jackson and Marion McGhee. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Denny Garvin, Billy Walker, Ben Lee, Noah Lee, Ernest “Bubba” Rolin, Jonathan Rackard, Jeremy Crane, Nate Fernandez, Tyler Fernandez, Truker Brand and Beau Hommel.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.