Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 16, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dorene “Biddy” Lambert

Dorene “Biddy” Lambert, 54, passed away on Fri., Dec. 11, 2015. She was born to the late Elbert “Ray” Lambert Sr. and Blanchet Lambert, on July 18, 1961.

Dorene attended Escambia County High School. She was an active member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she served as a member of the nursing staff, gospel choir and auxiliary board.

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Dorene is preceded in death by her father, Elbert Lambert Sr.; mother, Blanchet Lambert; sister, Diane Harris; nephew, Troy Harris; and niece, Nellita Lankford.

Family and friends were Dorene’s passion and delight. In addition to raising her own son, she helped raise many others who she often referred to as her own.

Dorene is survived by her one and only son, D’Andre Lambert of Atmore; four sisters, Barbara Rabb of Atmore, Pinky (Ollie) Frye of Uriah, Shirley Lambert Crenshaw of Philadelphia, Pa. and Lorene (Jimmy) Johnson of Gautier, Miss.; two brothers, Elbert Lambert Jr. of Atmore and Eddie Lambert of Iowa; two uncles, Charles (Julia) Brown and Clarence (Bessie) Brown, both of Atmore; two aunts, Alma Boggan of Atmore and Vernon Scott of Century, Fla.; three godchildren, Samaria Boggan and Tytil Woods, both of Atmore and Maurice Etheridge of Montgomery; one godsister, Charlette Brown of Atmore; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

Funeral services for the late Ms. Dorene Lambert will be held on Sat., Dec. 19, 2015, noon at First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Mayberry Funeral Home.

Steven Craig Frye

Mr. Steven Craig Frye, 71, of Theodore, passed away on Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, at Providence Hospital in Mobile.

Mr. Frye was born in Monroe County and had lived in Uriah for many years. He had been a resident of Theodore for the past six years. He worked with Vanity Fair as a fabric cutter for 25 years. Upon moving to Mobile County, he worked in maintenance departments.

Mr. Frye is preceded in death by his parents, George Daniel Frye and Tensie Mae Dunn Frye.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Conway Frye of Theodore; four sons, Steven Randall Frye and wife, Tracey of Texas, Richard “Ricky” Frye and wife, Becky of Excel, Johnathan Conway and wife, Niki of Uriah, and Anthony Craig Frye of Theodore; two daughters, Michelle Durden and husband, Dave of Excel and Renae Frye of Excel; three brothers, Wilson Frye and wife, Karen of Rocky Hill, Eric Frye and wife, Joyce of New Mexico and Floyd Frye and wife, Myrtice of Franklin; two sisters, Marilyn Elizabeth Smith of Rocky Hill and Mary Briarton and husband, Joe of Round Rock, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Monroe Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Dunn Cemetery in Rocky Hill. Visitation will be today, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Please share your condolences online by signing Mr. Frye’s guest book at

Alma Adelaide Everette (Smith) Miles

Alma Adelaide Everette (Smith) Miles, 94, of Atmore, passed away on Dec. 9, 2015, at Jay, Fla.

She was a sewing supervisor for Escambia Vanity Fair Mills for many years, then worked as quality control supervisor for Vanity Fair Mills in Graceville, Fla. until her retirement, where she returned to Atmore to reside. She was born in Finchburg, Ala. (Monroe County) to the late, Jessie E. and Georgia Mae Turberville Everette Sr.

She loved to quilt and was a member of a local quilting club for several years. She was a member of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church. She loved attending Sunday school with Carlton Sharpless as her teacher.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Miles; her son, Bobby Gene Smith; a grandson-in-law, Rich Dykes; two sisters, Quida E. Calendar and Bobbie Spain; and five brothers, Joe P. Everette, Willard O. Everette, Jessie E. Everette,Jr, Samuel Smith Everette and Grover Everette.

Survivors are her daughter-in-law, Katie W. Smith of Atmore; two granddaughters,

Donna S. Dykes of Trusseville and Kathy S. (Steve) Reid of Atmore; six great-grandchildren, Blake, Sara Beth, Anna Claire, Kolten, Chase and Kortney; two great-great grandchildren, Ryder and Harper; one brother, Gordon E. (Jettie) Everette of Daphne; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held on Dec. 11, 2015, in Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Heard and Bro. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family received friends on Dec. 11 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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

Rosa Redmond

Mrs. Rosa Redmond, a resident of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away at a local hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Mayberry Funeral Home.

Helen A. Jones Johnson

Helen A. Jones Johnson, 79, of Atmore, passed away on Thurs., Dec.10, 2015, in Tuscaloosa.

She worked in the insurance business most of her life. She was born in Jackson, Tenn., on April 5, 1936, to the late James Lennon and Olene Higgins Jones.

She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, Tenn., a member of Robinsonville Baptist and a member of International Woman’s Insurance Association. She was a lioness and past president of the Lion’s Club.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Jones.

Survivors are her husband, Robert Lee Johnson; one son, the Rev. Phil (Shea) Johnson,

all of Atmore; one daughter, Phyllis Parks of Tullahoma, Tenn.; three grandchildren,

Dan, Ellen and Gabriel; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, from the Robinsonville Baptist

Church with the Rev. Phil Johnson and the Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Robinsonville Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were the deacons of the church.

Family received friends on Dec. 14, at the Robinsonville Baptist Church from noon until service time at 1 p.m.

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