Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

Published 10:42 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Georgia L. Fauvie

Georgia L. (Akins) Fauvie, 86, formerly of Bazetta, died Thurs., Aug. 24, 2017, at Bellview Heights Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

She was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Uriah, the daughter of James A. and Sallie Lee (Ikner) Akins, and had lived most of her life in Ohio.

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Georgia had worked as an assembler at Packard Electric for 34.5 years.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Deborah Kay and Dan Eagle of Aurora; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Frances (Polly) of Uriah. Preceding her in death are her husband, August A. Fauvie, whom she married Aug. 4, 1951, and who died March 11, 2013; a son, Kevin E. Fauvie, who died in 2007; two brothers, James and Eugene Akins; and four sisters, Glendean, Evelyn, Jeanette and Ellen.

Per her request, cremation is taking place. Her remains will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

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Shirley D. Arrington
Mrs. Shirley Douglas Arrington, of Powder Springs, Ga., and formerly of Atmore, passed away on Sat., Sept. 2, 2017.

Funeral services will be held this Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Church with Rev. Willie Hawthorne officiating. Burial will follow in Stallworth Cemetery.

Flowers may be delivered to Greater Mt. Triumph Church from 10 a.m. until service time.

Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel, of Atlanta, Ga., is in charge of all arrangements.

Elmore “Buddy” Williams Jr.

Mr. Elmore “Buddy” Williams Jr., 81, of Atmore, fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope.

A native of Atmore, Mr. Williams worked as a truck driver for Pabst Blue Ribbon Company for many years. He later worked for Penry Farms Inc. in Daphne, and lastly as a security guard with Twin City Security Co. in Atmore. He was a member of Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church, Nokomis, where he served as a trustee and member of the male chorus. He enjoyed watching football (Denver Broncos) and Western movies and wrestling.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Crenshaw-Williams; his parents, Elmore Sr. and Mary Joanna Williams; step-mother, Annie Lou Williams; daughter, Elaine Brown; brother, Jessie Williams; step-sister, Anna Rene Smith; brother in laws, Willie Curry, Eddie Lee Curry, Ernest Smith and Woodrow Curry; sister in laws, Mary Crenshaw-Evans, Josephine Lewis, Irene Coleman, Louise Curry-Hawthorne, Ethel Mae Bowens, Lucy Curry and Catherine Curry; step-son, Willie Clarence Crenshaw; and grandson, Terry Levon Crenshaw.

Memories of his life will live on in the hearts of his son, Winston Crenshaw of Atmore; his daughter, Sharon Nettles of Forestdale; six step-daughters, Elmira Ezell and Helen Crenshaw, both of Philadelphia, Penn., Joyce Crenshaw, Gwen (Charles) Crenshaw-Davis, Alma Reee Crenshaw all of Atmore, and Veronica (Steve) Jenkins of Pensacola, Fla.; six step-sons, Charlie Crenshaw Jr., Calvin Crenshaw, Anderson Crenshaw, Gilbert Crenshaw and Jerome Crenshaw, all of Philadelphia, and O’Neal Crenshaw of Atmore; two brothers, George Williams of Atmore and Sterling (Mildred) Seelson of Albuquerque, NM; four sister in laws, Elizabeth (Jimmy) McPherson, Savannah Curry, Mary Curry and Barbara Curry, all of Atmore; four brother in laws, Samuel (Betty) Curry, Aaron (Marjorie) Curry, and Melvin Curry, all of Atmore, and Bishop Andrew Hawthorne of Nashville, Ark.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, devoted cousin, Willie Dukes, and other cousins and friends.

Funeral service was held Sept. 11, 2017 at Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church, Nokomis, with the Rev. Dennis K. Stephens, oastor, officiating. Retirement of his remains was in Mt. Shiloh Cemetery with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL LLC directing.


Mide “Chicken” Riley

Mr. Mide “Chicken” Riley, 65, of Atmore, answered the Master’s Call quietly at his home on Aug. 31, 2017.

A native of Atmore, Mr. Riley was a caring and loving man. He was a fun person that was full of humor. He worked as a cement finisher and had Chicken Cement Finish Business. He enjoyed cooking and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D.L. and Mary Howard – Riley; one brother, Willie Lee Riley; two sisters, Roberta Riley and Alberta Riley; two nephews, Bobby Louis Riley and Willie Charles Wiggins; two nieces, Linda Jo Riley and Ivory Jean Riley; and two brother in laws, Jake Leroy Wilson and Nelson Hall.

Those left to cherish memories of his life are special friend, Melissa Woods of Atmore; two sons, Keith “Pee Wee” Brown of Atmore and Antonio (Marily) Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.; three daughters, Stephanie Woods, Dominique Woods and Kayla Woods; four sisters, Gereana (John) Riley-Stargell, Pearlie Riley-Hall and Liza Mae Riley-Wilson, all of Atmore, and Betty Ann Riley-Grimes of Dayton, Ohio; four brothers, R. L. “Buddy” Riley and Ervin Lee (Jean) Riley, all of Dayton, Ray Charles (Lasqueta) Riley and Terry (Dorothy Ann Betts), all of Atmore; 11 grandchildren, one sister in law, Carrie Hall-Riley; one Goddaughter, Callie Shay Thames; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service was held Sept. 9 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the Robinsonville Community with Rev. Monroe Tucker Jr., pastor, officiating. Inhumation was in Fairview Cemetery with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL LLC directing.