Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 30, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Leroy Knight Jr.

Mr. Leroy Knight Jr., 57, of Atmore, began his heavenly journey on Tues., Sept. 15, 2015, at Atmore Community Hospital.

Mr. Knight was born in Atmore and had lived in Montgomery before relocating back to Atmore. He was a graduate of Escambia County High School in 1977, and had attended Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette. He served in the U.S. Army and had worked for Standard Furniture for many years. He had been a member of Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church and New Life COGIC in Montgomery.

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He played guitar for his singing family group, The Knight Singers, and was an avid cook who enjoyed watching westerns. His favorite sports teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Lakers and Alabama Crimson Tide.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Packer-Knight of Montgomery; his parents, Elder Leroy, Sr. and Lula Knight of Atmore; three sons, Thomas of Bay Minette, Terrance of Cleveland, Ohio and De’Antae of Nokomis; two daughters, LaTasha of Pensacola, Fla. and LaKeisha of Cleveland; three sisters, Sharta Morrison of Islip, N.Y, and Luverne Pierce and Kimberly McCants, both of Atmore; two brothers, Willie and Thomas Earl Knight, both of Atmore; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Mon., Sept. 21, 2015, at Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Center with Overseer Darryl North, pastor, officiating. Inhumation with military honors was in Morning Dove Cemetery in Perdido with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL, LLC directing.

Lillie Bell Lee

Mrs. Lillie Bell Lee, 83, of Atmore, began her heavenly journey on Sat., Sept. 26, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola.

A native of Uriah, Mrs. Lee had been a resident of Atmore for most of her life. She worked as a housekeeper and was known for her cooking, gardening and love for children. She was a member of First Baptist Church, McCullough.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Lillie M. Lee; a son, Rufus Anderson, III; her parents, Thomas Johnson, Sr. and Georgia Bell Brown; and five brothers, Thomas Johnson, Jr., Arthur Lee Johnson, Umry Lee Johnson, Clarence Johnson and Alvin Johnson.

Those left to cherish memories of her life are three daughters, Emma Mae Lee, Jemethia (James) Ballard and Tracey Anderson, all of Atmore; two sons, Anthony Anderson of Orange, N.J. and Larry Anderson of Orangeburg, S.C.; three sisters, Helen Thornton of Detroit, Mich., Mamie (Cleophus) Armstead and Maxine (Joseph) Davis, all of Eight Mile; two brothers, Otis (Irene) Johnson of Enterprise and Bobby (Sonia) Johnson of Detroit; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, McCullough with the Rev. Charles Jones, pastor, officiating. Inhumation will be in the adjoining cemetery. Public viewing will be held on Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and her body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL, LLC directing.

Devontaye Treyvon Taylor

Mr. Devontaye (Trey) Treyvon Taylor, 18, of Brewton died on Fri., Sept. 25, 2015, in an automobile accident.

He was a 2015 graduate of W.S. Neal High School in Brewton, a member of St. Mark Baptist Church in Brewton, a stand out basketball and football player for W.S. Neal, an avid hunter and fisherman, UFC Wrestling Team and Sports Wrestler. He was employed by Quality Lawn Care Service of Brewton.

He is survived by his loving mother, Ms. Aquila Nettles of Brewton; one daughter, Mackenzie Taylor of Brewton; grandparents, Mr. Jacob (Brenda) Gray of Brewton; four sisters, Breanah and Kadeja Taylor of Brewton, and Heavenly and RaAngel Crenshaw, both of Montgomery; two brothers, Anthony and Khadarrius Taylor of Brewton; and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, from the Chapel of Mayberry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, from the auditorium of W.S. Neal High School in Brewton with interment in St. Mark Cemetery in Pea Ridge.

Mayberry Funeral Home will be handling arrangements.

Wendell “Mule Man” Lewis

Mr. Wendell “Mule Man” Lewis, 58, of Atmore, exchanged his earthly life for eternal life on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, at Mobile infirmary.

A native of Atmore, Mr. Lewis was a 1976 graduate of Escambia County High School. He worked as a machine operator in the construction industry. He was a member of Zion Star AME ZIon Church and enjoyed shooting pool and watching westerns.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Sept. 26, at Gaines Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Humphrey Shuford, eulogist and the Rev. Joseph Williams, as host pastor. Inhumation was held in Fairview Cemetery with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL, LLC directing.

Audrianna Stallworth

Infant Audrianna Stallworth passed at a local hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be handled by Mayberry Funeral Home.