Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 30, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Doris Stallworth-Barron

Doris Stallworth-Barron, 84, of Anniston, died on Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in New York.

Services will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel LLC.

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Eunice Gulley-Patterson

Eunice Gulley-Patterson, 76, of Atmore, died on Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, at her residence.

Services will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel LLC.

Capt. Houston Colbert

Funeral services were held on Sat., Dec. 26, 2015, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson for Capt. Houston Colbert, a native of Huxford and a resident of Bayou Vista for the past 51 years, who was called home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tues., Dec. 22, 2015.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, at Ibert’s from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be Allenferral Colbert, Randall Colbert, Chad Hooter, Chris Daigle, A.J. Daigle, Johnathon Daigle, Timothy Daigle, and Joshua Edwards.

Houston is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlotte Croom Colbert; two sons, Houston Allen Colbert and Charles Brent (Bo) Colbert and his wife, Ramona; three daughters, Kimberly Colbert Hooter and her husband, Ed, Tanna Colbert Daigle and her husband, Anthony, and Monic Colbert McChristian and her husband, Jason; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; two daughters-in-law, Audrey LeMire Colbert and Rachel Jordan Colbert; his parents, Randall and Leslie Colbert; two brothers, Edward Colbert and W.V. Colbert; and four sisters, Doris Colbert, Ora Colbert Mattson, Annie Lee Colbert Bos and Dottie Colbert Padgett.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 70392.

Joe R. Kirchharr

Joe R. Kirchharr, 81, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away on Mon., Dec. 21, 2015.

Kirchharr, Joe (2)Joe was born on Feb. 3, 1934, to the late Johnnie and Dovie Kirchharr in Uriah. He was a United States Navy Korean War Veteran on board the USS Walke.

He retired from Monsanto after 31 years of service as an electrician. Joe was also a 32nd degree Mason/Scottish Rite/Shriners, where he was the drum major for the Highlander Bagpipe Band, a member of the Zelica Grotto Hall and a founding member of the Pensacola Korean War Memorial at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Kirchharr; and four sisters, Clara Messick, Leatha Carnley, Barbara Jean Purvis and Shirley Ann Murphy.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Shirley Kirchharr; two sons, Ted Kirchharr and Dale (Kim) Kirchharr; four grandchildren, Katlyn Kirchharr, Colleen (Cesar) Moreno, Emily Kirchharr and Claire Kirchharr; sister in law, Carolyn Kirchharr; and his beloved dog, Buddy Rae.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Dec. 26, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South.

A graveside service was held on Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Pkwy., Pensacola, FL, was entrusted with arrangements. You may send your condolences online to

Marvis Jeanette Ward

Mrs. Marvis Jeanette Ward, 89, passed away on Tues., Dec. 22, 2015, in a Brewton nursing facility.

Mrs. Ward was born in Castleberry and had been a long time resident of Atmore, coming from Wetumpka. She worked as an operator for Southland Telephone for a number of years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Atmore.

Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband, Gasque Ward; her mother, Carlie Shipp Carter; a brother, Mack Carter; and a sister, Elsie Reynolds.

She is survived by three brothers, Billy (Margaret) Carter of Brewton, Cecil (Pat) Carter of Brewton and Aubrey (Ellen) Carter of Nashville, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Sat., Dec. 26, 2015, from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Caylor serving as officiate. Interment followed in Union Cemetery.

Visitation was held at Craver’s Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Russell Scott, Jacob Scott, Lee Knowles Dennis Carter, Eddie Nall and Troy Ward.

Please share your memories and condolences with the family at www.craversfh.

Sylvia Joan Johnson

Sylvia Joan Johnson, 83, of Atmore, passed away on Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, in Mobile.

She was a homemaker, worked in retail for many years, was born on March 13, 1932, in Sulligant, to the late Thomas Garland and Alice Millican Strawbridge.

She was an active member of the McRae Methodist Church in Atmore.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Johnson; one son, Jim Johnson; grandson, Chad Phillips; granddaughter, Brandi Sciro; three brothers, Priddy, James and Ronald Strawbridge; one sister, Wadeema Guyton; and a son-in-law, Bill Phillips.

She is survived by a son, Charles Gary (Jana) Donaldson of Flomaton; four daughters,

Judy (Clark) Thompson and Peggy Phillips, all of Atmore, Patty (Gerald) Parmer of Huxford and Marilyn (Danny) Stone of Birmingham; two brothers, Ollie (Rachel) Strawbridge of Destin, Fla. and Lewis (Hazel) Strawbridge of Atmore; one sister, Sue (Clarence) Roley of Bay Minette; grandchildren, Shelley, Shane, Blake, Hope, Courtney, Valerie, Sheldon, Brandon, Michael, Steven, Chaselyn, Tiffany, Brannon, Brooke, Phillip and Robin; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many special family and friends.

Services were held on Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Hodge serving as officiate. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Shane Godwin, Blake Godwin, Michael Donaldson , Steven Donaldson, Brandon Phillips, Shawn Lassiter, Chris Harrison and Sheldon Phillips.

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