Obituaries for Wed., July 20, 2016
Burbie M. Willett Comer
Burbie M. Willett Comer, 91, of Atmore, passed away on Thurs., July 14, 2016, in Atmore.
She was a retired nurse aid born in Fayette on Feb. 13, 1925, to the late Randolph and Ida
Pennington. She was a member of the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by husbands, Kenneth Willett and Charles Comer; and sons, Charles Pennington and Joseph Murphy.
Survivors are two daughters, Dorothy Hyslop Demille and Betty Donohoe, both of Atmore;
one sister, Erdeal McGhee of Atmore; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-
great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Services were held Sun., July 17, 2016, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Heard serving as officiant. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Family received friends July 17 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
Callie Estelle Taylor
Callie Estelle Taylor, 96, of Booneville, passed away peacefully Sat., July 16, 2016, in
She was born to the late Robert Asa and Belle Vaughn Johnson on July 30, 1919.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and loved cooking for everyone.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Austin Taylor; son, Albert Austin Taylor; grandsons, Edwin Austin Taylor and Shannon Taylor; and great-grandsons, Matthew Baisden and Zachary Stockin.
She is survived by her children, Marvis (Teak) Joyce (Bunny) of Atmore, Ken (Patsy) of Brewton, Rodney (JoAnn) of Uriah and Sheila (Steve) Pugh Of Oak Grove, Fla.; daughter in law, Patricia Frymire of Atmore; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today, Wed., July 20, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Butch Brown officiating. Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Stephen Pugh II, Clinton Pugh, Jason (Man) Taylor, Justin Taylor, Brandon Rivers and Rodney Whatley. Honorary pallbearers are Myron Taylor and Sonny Strength.
Family will receive friends today, July 20, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
Dr. Harold Quinton Wilson
Dr. Harold Quinton Wilson, 88, of Atmore, passed away on July 16, 2016, in Bay Minette.
He was born in Brantley on Jan. 28, 1928, to Otis and Elizabeth Wilson.
He served in the United States Navy. He graduated from Kinston High School on May 24, 1946, and was inducted into the National Beta Club of the KHS on April 7, 1944. He was on a registry of medical technologist of American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Medical Technologist in1953. Wilson had been an initiate by Phi Beta Pi of the Sigma Chapter of the medical College of Alabama on Feb. 17, 1954. The University of Alabama conferred on Wilson a bachelor’s degree on Aug. 24, 1954. The medical college of Alabama conferred on Wilson a degree of doctor of medicine on June 2, 1957. The State Licensing Board for the Healing Arts April 1, 1960 and the governor of the state of Alabama presented Wilson with an honorary Lt. Colonel Aide-de-Camp honor in the Alabama State Militia on Jan. 14, 1972.
He interned at Saint Vincent Hospital in Birmingham from July 1, 1957 to 1958. While at the College of American Pathologists at Greenlaw Hospital, Wilson was recognized for participation in one of the College of American Pathologists Programs of Excellence in 1978.
He was in survey programs, the state licensing board of the Healing Arts.
Wilson was issued to practice medicine in the state of Alabama April 1, 1960. He received the Medical Association of the State of Alabama-Physicians Recognition Award December in 1983. He was on the State of Alabama-Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators in 1983.
He is survived by Phillip (Sandra) Wilson of Atmore, Greg (Marcella) Wilson of Bratt, Fla., Jon Wilson of Lillian, Lori (Richard) Monroe of Silver Hill, Patrick (Kristy) Wilson of Silver Hill; one sister, Arlette Holly of Hartford; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Wed., July 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Delbert Riddick officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. from the Ino Baptist Church Cemetery in Ino, with military honors.
Visitation will be held today, July 20, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Luke 5: 31-32 — Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hubert “Nub” Rolin
Mr. Hubert “Nub” Rolin, 72, passed away on Sun., July 17, 2016, in Poarch.
He was a native and life-long resident of Poarch. He was a member of the Poarch Creek Indians, avid Fisherman and Hunter. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Fay Rolin; and daughter, Sonya Howard.
He is survived by his six sons, Adam Bailey of Goodway, Shane Bailey of Goodway, Bubba (Rhonda) Rolin of Atmore, Mike (Sherry) Rolin of Atmore, Keith (Renee) Rolin of Bay Minette and Timmy (Sophia Green) Rolin of Atmore; two daughters, Christy Bailey of Goodway and Taffy (Ronnie Lassitter) Rolin of Booneville; 22 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be today, Wed., July 20, 2016, at 10 a.m. from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Sister Helen Stewart officiating.
Visitation was held July 19, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at the Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Nall, Chasen Rolin, Eric Rolin, Andrew McGhee, Tommy Morrow and John Calvin Dannelly.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Emmons, Gravis Sells, Tony Sells, John Jay, Charles McDowell, Thomas Earl, Mark Johnson and Homer Coleman.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.
James Avery Hendrix
Mr. James Avery Hendrix, 56, of Stockton, passed away at his residence on June 26, 2016.
He was a native of Monroeville, but had lived most of his life in Atmore. He was a construction foreman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Erskine Hendrix and Willerdean Hendrix.
He is survived by two daughters, Ashley Jacobi and Kinsey Hendrix, both of Molino, Fla.; two sisters, Pat Hendrix of Frisco City and Debra Garrett of Abita Springs, La.; and three grandchildren, Aubrey Jacobi, Barrett Jacobi and Mailei Millner.
Visitation was held July 18, 2016 at McCullough Christian Center. A memorial service followed from McCullough Christian Center with the Rev. Cornelius Phillips serving as officiant. Interment followed at McCullough Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Visit our online registry at www.johnsofh.org.
James Vernon Phillips
Mr. James Vernon Phillips, 75, passed away on Sun., July 10, 2016, in Atmore.
He was a native and life-long resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. He was retired from Monsanto with 36.5 years of service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and he loved his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Virgie Phillips; and a brother, Junior Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of 43.5 years, June Phillips of Walnut Hill; two sons, James Shannon Phillips of Walnut Hill and James Scott Phillips of Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Kenda DeAnn Parker of Pensacola; one brother, Douglas Phillips of Walnut Hill; and one grandson, William Blake Edgar of Pensacola.
Funeral services were held July 14, 2016, from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Enfinger officiating.
Burial will follow at the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation was July 13, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Curtis Chavers, Anthony Lamb, Brian Robbins, Leon Chavers, Greg Forbes and Robert McCullough.
Honorary pallbearers were Elmo Flinngim and Richard Kohen.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC was in charge of all arrangements.
Lydia Eva Bradley-Wilson
Mrs. Lydia Eva Bradley- Wilson, 89, of Atmore, entered the Joy of the Lord by accepting the Master’s call on Tues., July 12, 2016, peacefully at her home.
A native of Uriah, she was a long-time resident of Atmore, where she was a 1946 graduate of Escambia County Training School and member of Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed singing, cooking, reading, sewing and shopping.
Those whom await her in heaven is her husband, James Wilson; her parents, Walter and Pearlie Mae Bradley Sr.; son, Robert James Wilson; a sister, Lizzie Mae Bradley Williams; and a brother, Major Bradley.
Those that will forever cherish her life, love and legacy are her children, Geneva D. Brown, Patricia A. Cross, Pearl M. (Unree) Poellnitz, Joyce D. Wilson, Wilma J. Wilson, Tawanna M. (Eugene) Thomas, Cheryl L. Wilson, Lydia C. Jackson-Campbell, Annie C. (Andrew) Poole, LaShonda M. (Lawrence) Marshall and Larry Williams; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Walter (Lois) Bradley Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services will be held Sat., July 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with the Rev. Willie Hawthorne, pastor, officiating. Retirement of her remains will be in Stallworth Cemetery. Her remains will lie instate at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.
Mary Ann Wilborn
Mrs. Mary Ann Wilborn, 81, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Atmore (Nokomis Community), will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel LLC.
Mrs. Wilborn died on Sun., July 17, 2016, at South Suburban Hospital in Chicago.
Scott Bryant of Alabaster, passed away on Thurs., July 7, 2016, at the age of 42. Bryant was born in Selma, the youngest son of Earl and Marilyn. He was raised mostly in Atmore, where he graduated high school in 1992. While in Atmore and after he moved to Pensacola and beyond, Scott would begin a life’s work of making music in bands such as AreYouGone, New Broadcast, Gimcrack, Hinge and a number of others, both named and unnamed. He carried his music and his inspirational personality everywhere he lived, from Pensacola to San Diego, Calif., from Portland, Ore., to Birmingham.
Along with his “doctorate” in rock music, Bryant held a degree in anthropology from the University of West Florida, and spent many years working as an electrician, a trade he learned well at the University of Tri-Co Electric.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Bubba and Annie Whitcomb and William L. Bryant; his great-grandmother, Bertha Porter; and many other beloved family members. He is survived by his parents, Earl and Marilyn Bryant; his brother, Jeff; his sister in law, Elaine; his grandmother, Pauline Bryant; his nieces, Marlie and Harper; nephew, Jack; and a huge family of aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him immensely.
Memorial services were held on, July 11, 2016, at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home, in Hoover, with the Rev. Jason Dollar officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Big Oak Ranch (6000 Shelley Dr. Springville, AL 35146) and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Willie Mae Blackmon
Mrs. Willie Mae Blackmon, 81, passed away on Fri., July 15, 2016, in Milton, Fla.
She was a native of Anniston and has been a resident of Bay Minette for the past 40 years. She attended Shady Grove Assembly of God and was a member of Vision Ministries Church of God.
She was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and she was a receptionist at Blackmon Accounting and Insurance. She also was a retired clerk at the Circuit Clerks office in Bay Minette.
She is preceded in death by a husband of 50 years, Elevie T. Blackmon; daughter, Genvea M. Blackmon; parents, James W. and Virgie M. Cato; and one brother, Gene Cato.
She is survived by her two sons, Edward T. Blackmon (Judy) of Milton and George L. Blackmon (Pawnee Eagle) of Abilene, Texas; two daughters, Sheri C. Russell (Andy) of Bay Minette and Alicia M. Coon (Mel) of Milton; one brother, Jim Cato (Ruth) of Matthews, N.C.; one sister, Illa Thomas of Bay Minette; three grandchildren, Kacey Cottrell (Sara) of Saraland, Rebeca Hopkins (Erik) of Ooeltwa, Tenn. and Jamie Scott (Brandon) of Bay Minette; four great-grandchildren, Aiden Cottrell, Haley Cottrell, Nathan Hopkins, Laela Hopkins; numerous step-grandchildren; and step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Mon., July 18, 2016, at 11 a.m., from Vision Ministries Church of God with the Rev. Allan Blackmon serving as officiant.
Burial followed at Dean Cemetery.
Visitation was held July 17 at Vision Ministries Church of God.
Pallbearers were Kacey Cottrell, Erik Hopkins, Brandon Scott, Kevin Stewart, Jeremy Blackmon and Larry Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were Aiden Cottrell and Nathan Hopkins.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.