Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 23, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rosa Lee Hollingsworth Crews

Mrs. Rosa Lee Hollingsworth Crews, 97, passed away on Tues., Dec. 15, 2015, in Pensacola, Fla.

Mrs. Crews was a native of Lottie and a resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. since 1938. Mrs. Crews retired from Vanity Fair in 1980, was an avid flower gardener and a very good cook. She was a member of the Day Springs Community Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jack Crews; two sons, Joe Crews and Buddy Crews; granddaughter, Krystle Knowles; two brothers, Ellison Hollingsworth and Dan Boatwright; and a sister, Lilly Joiner.

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She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Crews Hall of Walnut Hill; six grandchildren, Koty, Tonya, Charity, Amanda, Tommy and Rachel; and seven great-grandchildren, Phenix, Marrisa, Bella, Lynn, Jack, Elizabeth and Anna Bell.

Funeral services were held on Dec.19, 2015, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Gipson, the Rev. Ray McCullough and the Rev. John Spence officiating.

Burial followed at the Pineville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Hollingsworth, Albert Hollingsworth, Charles Hollingsworth, Leonard Nelson, William Boatwright and Donnie Boatwright.

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

Barbara Ann McKay Ryland

Barbara Ann McKay Ryland, 61, of Atmore, passed away on Fri., Dec. 18, 2015. She was born on July 13, 1954, to the late Wayne and Nellie Luke McKay in DeKalb, Miss. and moved to Atmore three weeks later.

She was a retired educator with 30 years of service with the Escambia County Florida School System.

She loved teaching and continued to substitute even after her retirement. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Atmore. She loved her church family. She was a loving wife and she loved her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Wayne and Nellie McKay.

Survivors include her loving husband of 30 years, John Edward Ryland; three sisters, Sharon (George) McGhee, Carol (Steve) Killam and Kim McKay; her mother-in-law, Estelle Bartley; three brothers-in-law, Ronnie (Viola) Ryland, Donnie (Kim) Ryland and Edwin (Carol) Bartley; one sister-in-law, Sherry (Reth) Smith; four nieces, Nicole, Kellie, Candace and Tristan; and three nephews, Chase (Sydney), Hunter and Logan.

Those honored to serve as pall bearers are Steve Killam, George McGhee, Chase McGhee, Hunter McKay, Donnie Ryland and Ronnie Ryland. Honorary pall bearers are Whit Whitaker and Greg Wiggins.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., Dec. 26, 2015, at 2 PM from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with the Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

Johnson-Quimby will be in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Frederick Darnell Dailey



Funeral services for Mr. Frederick Darnell Dailey, 57, of Atmore (Freemanville Community) will be held on Sat., Dec. 26, 2015, at 1 p.m. at God’s Temple of Deliverance Church off Curtis Road with Bishop Howard as pastor. -Inhumation will be in Fairview Cemetery. Public viewing will be held tomorrow, Thurs., Dec. 24, from noon until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

His body will lie instate at the church for one hour prior to funeral service with Turner Funeral Home Chapel LLC directing.

He is survived by siblings and a host of family and friends.

Sandra Lyons Poindexter

Ms. Sandra Lyons Poindexter, 58, of Atmore, entered her heavenly mansion on Tues., Dec. 15, 2015, while at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Born to Elijah and Josie Lyons, Sandra was a native of Escambia County and was a graduate of Escambia County High School in 1976. She also attended Bishop State Community College in Mobile. She worked as a residential assistant with Camp Horizon Girl’s Home.



Preceded in death by her parents, those who are left to cherish memories of her life are her daughter, Na’Imaha Sabreen Pondexter Barnes of Atmore; two sisters, Diane (Harry) Daughtry Adams of Atmore and Shelia Denise (William) Houser of Pensacola; four brothers, Elijah Lewis (Olivia) Lyons of Atmore, Ricky (Tammy) Lyons of Brewton, Kenneth (Darlene) Lyons and Randy Lyons, all of Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A service celebrating her life was held on Dec. 22, 2015 at Gaines Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Freddie Banks serving as eulogist and the Rev. Amos Smith as host pastor.

Inhumation was in Faurview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.