Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 14, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Carolyn Hall Conn

Carolyn Hall Conn passed away at home on Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, at the age of 88.

A native of Canoe, Carolyn was born on July 15, 1927, the daughter of the late Lucile Watson Hall and Andrew Arthur Hall. She graduated from the University of Alabama and taught elementary school in Escambia Counties of Alabama and Florida for many years. Mrs. Conn was a lifelong member of the Canoe and Atmore Church of Christ. She belonged to the Canoe Civic Club and the Canoe Study Club.

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Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John Emmett Conn,Jr.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur James Hall (Sarah); nieces and nephews, Susan L. Hall of Atmore, Arthur James Hall, Jr. (Ann) of Pensacola, Fla., Dr. Carolyn Hall Ringhoffer (Joseph) and Celia Vickery Lewis (Mack), all of Mobile, Emily Hall Vickery of Pensacola, William W. Vickery (Jackie) of Cleveland, Ga., Nancy Vickery Clark (Thomas) of Nashville, Tenn., and Samuel B. Love (Kay) and John Hall Love of Summerfield, Fla.; as well as other numerous great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place tomorrow, Thurs., Oct. 15, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at the Hall Family Cemetery in Canoe.

Pallbearers will be Leon S. Crawford, Arthur James Hall, Jr., John Hall Love, Samuel Bannister Love, Joseph Edward Ringhoffer and William W. Vickery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Escambia Academy Library, 268 Cowpen Creek Rd., Atmore, AL, 36502.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC is in charge of all arrangements.

Derik A. Kidd

Derik A. Kidd passed away on Oct. 1, 2015.

He was born on May 12, 1970, to the late Theophilis Kidd and Mary Edwina Kidd Salter. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Mt. Gillead Baptist church, and a member of the Gospel Male Chorus and the Inspirational Choir. He was educated in the Escambia County Alabama School System, graduating from Escambia County High School in 1989.

He was married to Chandra Thames Kidd and to the union, two children were born, Derik II and Sasha.

Loving memories will remain in the hearts of many and cherished forever by a dedicated and committed wife and mother of his children, Mrs. Chandra Thames Kidd; two loving children, Derik A. Kidd II and Sasha Elizabeth Kidd; 11 sisters and brothers, Johnnie M. Kidd of Monroeville, Verdell Soger of Charlotte, N.C., Theophilis O. Kidd Jr. of Monroeville, Gwendolyn Kidd Grimes (Willie) of Atmore, Debbie (Oscar) Sigler of Mobile, Bradford O. Kidd, Thomas (Faye) Kidd, Delinda A. Kidd, all of Atmore; and several aunts, uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and friends who miss him dearly.

Derik will always be cherished and remembered by his special niece, Kelsey Keirria Hixon. He will also be missed by three dear and special godchildren, Amanda Nicole Kidd of Mobile, Alexander Nikos Kidd of Mobile and Lil Ava Yeldon of Atmore.

Funeral services were held on Thurs., Oct. 8, 2015, from Mt. Gillead Baptist Church in Freemanville with Pastor Robert Davis serving as officiate. Interment was held in Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were the Class of 1989, and flower bearers were family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Christian Memorial Funeral Home.

Ida Williamson Bell

Ida Williamson Bell, 79, of Flomaton, passed away on Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, in Jay, Fla.

She was retired from Monsanto as a Draw Twist Operator, born in Bratt, Fla., on May 24, 1936, to the late E.T. and Lillie Mae Black Williamson. She was a constant prayer warrior for most of us.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bell; son, Daniel Frank Bell; and two sisters, Mary Duffy and Louise Brantley.

She is survived by two daughters, Vivian Bell (James) Mathis of Century, Fla. and Brenda Bell

(Billy) Cox of McDavid, Fla.; two brothers, George Williamson and Pete Williamson; one sister, Gracie Mae Gunn; a loving brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Anice Bell; five grandchildren, Becky (Darrell) Lambeth, Rachael (Ben) Flores, Autumn (Shawn) Fleming, Summer (Ricky) Payne and Michael (Amber) Cox; five great-grandchildren, Olivia, McKenna, Ava, Noah, Jackson and Baby Cox on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews that were as close as children.

Funeral services were held on Thurs., Oct. 8, 2015, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bo Bell and Bro. Jim Moore officiating.

Interment followed in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers were Ronnie Ward, David Moore, Brian Conway, Jason Jackson, Randy Jackson, Rodney Jackson, Eddie Conway and Frederick “Freddy” Townshend.

Family received friends, Oct. 7, 2015 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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

Jason Bradley Tolbert Jr.

Mr. Jason Bradley Tolbert, Jr. (Man), 19, of Atmore, passed away on Mon., Oct. 5, 2015 in a vehicle accident.

He was a 2015 graduate of Escambia County High School. He was employed at G.A. West in Mobile, where he starting working right out of high school. He was also in welding classes at JDCC. Jason loved big, loud and fast trucks, mud riding; loud music, helping people and spending time with friends.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Harry Thomas Tolbert and Larry Walker Paul, Sr.; and Godfather, Buddy Peavy.

He is survived by his father and mother, Brad and Michelle Tolbert of Atmore; one brother, Jordan Tolbert of Atmore; one sister, Jaclyn Tolbert of Atmore; two grandmothers, Patricia Tolbert of Little River and Lorraine Paul of Perdido; one uncle and aunt, Larry Paul and Stephanie Kendrick of Atmore; two cousins, Deidra Paul and Austin Kendrick of Atmore; his Godmother, Wanda Peavy of Little River; his girlfriend, Dallas Lindsey of Lottie; and many, many other uncles, aunts and cousins and many, many friends.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. D.L. Harville, Bro Ray Harville and Sis. Helen Stewart serving as officiates.

Burial followed at the Stockton Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jordan Tolbert, Buzzy Jordan, Jacob Bailey, Blake Young, Jacob Gibbs, Kyle Hinson, Aaron Lambeth, Canyon Moye, Clay Walker and Bill Hastings.

Honorary pallbearers were a host of friends.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC was in charge of all arrangements.

Willie Lois McGhee Fore

Willie Lois McGhee Fore, 72, of Atmore, departed this life on Tues., Oct. 6, 2015 in Mobile.

She was employed by Community Action Agency as a family service worker with Freemanville Head Start.

She was a member of United Pentecostal Church of Atmore, and a song leader for the church. She was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Kinzy and Ethel McGhee; her first husband, Kenneth Ray Corey; and her brother, Raymond McGhee.

She is survived by her husband, James Stephen Fore of Robinsonville; three sons,

Cecil Ray (Jeanne) Corey of Poarch, Harold Glen (Debbie) Corey and Edward “Eddie” Phillip (Cassie) Fore, all of Robinsonville; one brother, Joe Frank (Dorothy) McGhee of Atmore; three sisters, Mary Stella Gibbs of Atmore, Carolyn Rackard of Poarch and Betty Ruth (Gene) Sheppard of Dothan; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane McGhee of Poarch; grandsons, Caleb, Corey and Cody (Lauren) Nall; granddaughters, Megan (Hector) Lopez, Caitlyn Corey, Leandra Corey, Parker Corey, Kaylen Fore and Kenzie Fore; great-grandchildren, Kendall Corey and Aurora Rosabel Lopez; nephews, David Gibbs, Chet McGhee, Ken McGhee, Jason Rackard and Jeremy Rackard; nieces, Rosemary Powell, Gina Simmons, DeeDee Ward; 30-plus foster children; and three special friends, Evelyn Padgett, Vicki Corey and Amanda Lane.

Services were held on Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, from the United Pentecostal Church of Atmore, with Bro. Steve Pendelton, Sis. Mary Gibbs and the Rev. Derek Gobert serving as officiates.

Interment followed in New Home Cemetery.

Family received friends on Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, at the United Pentecostal Church of Atmore.

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