Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 2, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2015

John Arthur McGhee

John Arthur McGhee, 76, of Atmore, passed away on Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, in Atmore.

He was a fabricator with Goodyear Tires and Rubber Factory, born in Atmore on June 21, 1939, to the late Doris and Lunia Mae Presley McGhee.

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He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, whom he cared deeply for, where he served on the Tribal Council for 22 years. He was known as the “Corn Man,” where he roasted corn for many years at the Pow Wow.

He was employed at Best Western for over 20 Years, and was an avid Alabama fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cliffton McGhee; and sisters, Francis Robbins and Hattie Mae McGhee.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Tripp McGhee of Atmore; four daughters, Brenda (Michael) Johnson of Douglasville, Ga., Sherry (Kenneth) Howell of Helena, Kim (Jimmy) Dean and Sheila McGhee, all of Atmore; three sisters, Marie (Otha) Martin, Juliann Stacey and Maxine Johnson, all of Atmore; eight grandchildren, Olivia, Jon Robert, Miranda, James, Mason, Nicholas, Maggie and Sophia.

Services were held on Nov. 25, 2015, from the Poarch Community Church with Pastor Michael Montgomery serving as officiate, and Brother Lamar Martin reading the eulogy. Interment followed in Judson Cemetery,

Active pallbearers will be James Dean, Jon Robert Dean, Nathan Martin, Nicholas Howell and

Mason Dean.

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

Kenneth Morris Tyson

Kenneth Morris Tyson, 68, of Bay Minette, passed away on Nov. 27, 2015 in Mobile.

He was born on Feb. 12, 1947 in Pensacola, Fla. Ken was a retired game warden for the state of Alabama and an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Morris Tyson and Chesteen Merritt Grimes; and a sister, Frances Day.

He is survived by his three daughters, Cheryl (Randy) McClurg of Houston, Texas, Deana Lovelette of Pensacola and Chesley (Sebastian) Gralla of Loxley; two brothers, Robert “Skeeter” (Dinky) Tyson of Killen and James (Connie) Tyson of St. Mary’s, Ga.; one sister, Dottie Ann (Ben) Davis of Walnut Hill, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Michael, Courtney, David, Logan, Kati, Kalan and Kai; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Hudson.

Funeral services were held on Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Louise Watford Day

Lillie Louise Watford Day, 89, of Atmore, passed away on Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, in Atmore.

She was retired after 30 years plus of service as a clerk for the City of Atmore, born on April 5, 1926, in Uriah to the late Claude W. and Recie Gulsby Watford. She was a member of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Joel Day; one brother, Carl Watford; and two sisters, Elizabeth Mills and Genise Franklin.

She is survived by two sons, Sammy (Sandra) Day and Randy (Kitty) Day, all of Atmore; one daughter, Sybil Day of Fairhope; one brother, James (Sylvia) Watford of Crossroads; one sister, Kathryn (Leonard) Stanley of Atmore; grandchildren, Marla Driver, Kelly Gurganus, Natalie Sandoval and Jarrod Day; and great-grandchildren, Caleb, Canaan, Zane, Ava, Samuel and Sawyer.

Services were held on Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home

Chapel with the Rev. Mike Grindle officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jay Driver, Caleb Driver, Roland Sandoval, Jason Gurganus, Jarrod Day and Billy Watford.

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

Christopher George Robbins

Christopher George Robbins, known by all as “CrissCross,” passed away on the morning of–Sun., Nov. 29, 2015. He was 42 years old.

Christopher was a lifelong resident of Uriah. He graduated from J.U. Blacksher High School in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Robbins; grandparents, Tommie Hill and Mary E. Hill, and Arthur Robbins; and grandmother, Minnie Robbins.

He is survived by his wife, Angelica Robbins; mother, Dorothy (Robert) Shepherd; four children, Jamyron Robbins, Yotiannia Robbins, Montez Riley and D’Andre Riley; three grandchildren, Chessnie Robbins, Kayden Riley and Montez Riley, Jr.; four siblings, Tyrone (Callie), Veronica (Robert) Kemp, Jackie Robbins and Marcia Thomas; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Viewing will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, at Mayberry Funeral Home in Atmore. Services will be held at Grove Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. T.I. Douglas officiating. Interment will be held in the church yard cemetery.