Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 21, 2016

Published 7:07 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Anthony Buford “SHUG” McKenzie

Funeral services for Mr. Anthony Buford “SHUG” McKenzie, 65, of New Mexico, formerly of Atmore, will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel LLC.

Mr. McKenzie died Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, at University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Gerald Jerome Hartley

Mr. Gerald Jerome Hartley, 53, of Atmore, formerly of Pensacola, Fla., exchanged his earthly life for eternal life suddenly on Tues., Sept. 13, 2016, at Atmore Community Hospital.

A native of Pensacola, he was a 1982 graduate of Woodham High School and a member of Emmanual Apostolic Holiness Church in Pensacola, where he was a church musician. He had lived in Atmore for many years and was a carpenter and mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Hartley; and several of his siblings.

Those left to cherish his life, love and legacy are his wife, Marie Coley Hartley of Atmore; three daughters, Shamekia LaShay Hands, LaShendra Joyshaye Hartley and Shameria LaKendra Hartley, all of Atmore; his mother, Ernestine Hartley of Pensacola; four sisters, Catherine Smith, Debra Walker, Margaret George and Cheryl “CeCe” Hartley, all of Pensacola; three brothers, Johnny Hartley Jr., Carlton Hartley and Tyrone Hartley, all of Pensacola; three grandchildren; mother in law, Edna Brazzell of Atmore; and brother and sisters in law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.

Funeral services will be today, Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, at Emmanual Apostolic Holiness Church, 1208 W. Bobe Street, Pensacola, with Overseer Richard Walker as pastor. Eulogist and pastor will be Brenda Mitchell, presiding. Inhumation will be in Whitmire Cemetery in Pensacola. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.


Tinie Bell Barlow Minchew

Mrs. Tinie Bell Barlow Minchew, 78, passed away on Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla.

She was a native of Nokomis, Fla., former resident of Davisville, Fla. and has resided in Atmore for the past 10 years. She was a foster care parent for many years for more than 100 kids, she loved to sew, cook and can. She always placed others before herself, and loved God above all. She was a member of the Calvary Deliverance Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Minchew; one son, Douglas Gordon Minchew; parents, Charlie and Stella Barlow; two brothers, Yearl Barlow and Jessie Lee Barlow; and one sister, Loise Ganey.

She is survived by one son, Danny (Lavene) Minchew of Booneville; four daughters, Glenda “Becky” Adams of Davisville, Ruthie (Ray) Dunn of Atmore, Dorothy (Billy) Martin of Davisville and Natalie Minchew of Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Lucille Bruley of Atmore; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Enfinger serving as officiate.

Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sept.17 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jason Dunn, Joel Minchew, Myles Harrelson, Michael Harrelson, Trey McGhee and Tyler Krippes.

Alternate pallbearers were Andy McKinney and Devin Dunn.

Honorary pallbearer was Jonathan Adams.

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


Vicki McPhail Hauer

Vicki McPhail Hauer, 54, passed away on Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016, in Elizabeth City, N.C. surrounded by family and friends. Vicki loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and puppies.

Vicki is preceded in death by her husband, George Hauer; and brother, Chuck McPhail.

She is survived by her son, Justin Craft; daughter, Nicki Balentine; son-in-law, Alan Balentine; granddaughter, Charlotte Balentine; step-daughters, Dana Byrd and Shay Williamson; step-grandsons, Zachery Byrd, Hauer and Sterling Williamson; and a brother, Robert McPhail.

Funeral services were held at on Tues., Sept. 20, 2016, at Hughes Funeral Home with Pastor Scotty Jernigan officiating. The family received friends on the day of the service. Interment was held at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.


Willie Edward “Shank” Montgomery

United States Air Force Master Sgt. Willie Edward “Shank” Montgomery, 71, of Atmore, answered the Master’s call on Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016, at his home surrounded by family.

Mr. Montgomery was a native of Evergreen, but grew up and attended school in Atmore. He was a 1963 graduate of Escambia County Training School, where he played football. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1990 as a master sergeant with 23 years of military service. After his military service, he worked as a correctional sergeant at Century (Fla.) Correctional Facility from 1991 until retiring in 2003. He was a member of Old Ship Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee, superintendent of Sunday school, vice president of the choir and member of the program committee. He loved fishing and gardening also.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Susie Montgomery.

Those left to cherish memories of his life are one daughter, Angelia Montgomery of Atmore; one brother, Michael Montgomery of Atmore; three grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be this Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, at Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Center with the Rev. James Crook, pastor of Old Ship Baptist Church as eulogist, and Overseer Darryl North as host pastor.

Inhumation with full military honors will be at 2nd Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Owasso. Public viewing will be Fri., Sept. 23, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.