Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Published 6:38 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sterling E. Fancher

Sterling E. Fancher died on Feb. 11, 2018.

He was born in Philadelphia, Miss. in 1919. He has been a resident of Atmore for the past 62 years.

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He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mildred Cotton Fancher of Vicksburg, Miss.; one son, Eddie T. Fancher; his mother and father; three sisters and two brothers.

He is survived by one daughter, Julianna F. Hardy (Earl) of Atmore; and one son, Bill Fancher (Laura) of Daphne. He had five grandchildren, Alaina McDonald, April Thrasher (Frank), John F. Hawkins (Rachel), Liz Kolbe (Jason) and Eddie C. Fancher. He also had seven great-grandchildren, Robin Rawson, Caleb McDonald, William S. Hawkins, Kadence Kolbe, Hudson Kolbe, Tanner Hammond and Riece Hammond.

Sterling  and Mildred taught school together for over 30 years.

They retired from Ernest Ward High School after 25 years.

They attended the First Baptist Church for over 50 years.  Mr. Fancher was a  World War II Veteran and served in the South Pacific in the medical detachment.

Services will be tomorrow, Thurs., Feb. 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Arnold Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Feb. 15, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from noon until service time at 1 p.m.

Johnson Quimby is in charge of the arrangements.


Delores Ann Brown

Delores Ann Brown resident of Atmore age 60 passed sunday February 11,2018 at sacred heart hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday February 17,2018 at Gaines Chapel A.M.E church at 1pm. Christian Memorial Funeral home in charge of arrangements.


Angie Lee Lett

Angie Lee Lett, known to her family and close friends as “Tick,” of Evergreen, entered into eternal peac at 10:50 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1989, in Monroeville, to Ola Lett and James Lewis.

Angie grew up in Vredenburgh, until she was 15 years old. While living in Vredenburgh, she attended J.F. Shields of Beatrice, then to Hillcrest High School in Evergreen.

After high school, she worked in the food service, where she remained until she departed this world.

She was a very free-spirited individual that would help you in any way if she could.

Her son, nieces and nephews were Angie’s passion and delight. Angie loved to have fun with friends and family, spend time with the children, styling hair and working. As a child, she was shiy, timid and a loner.

But by the time she reached adulthood, she was more vocal and a long way from being timid.

She always had a way with words and make no mistake, when she got through speaking her mind, she was ready to back it up.

ON her good days, she was polite and a joy to be around.

Angie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mary and Willie Lewis; two uncles, Amos Lett and Raymond Charles Lewis; and one aunt, Edith Lett.

Angie is survived by her parents, Ola Lett Lewis and James Lewis; one son, Jamarrion Thomas; maternal grandmother, Hilma Lett; three brothers, Adam Lett (Felecia), Calvin Lett (Nakisha) and Alvin Lett (KIara); four sisters, Patricia Lett (Jesse), Anna Lett Black (Terrance), Denise Lett-Fenner (Antoine) and Malayia Castophney.

She leaves 10 nieces, Shada, Shinequia, Chantess, Shemontis, Riana, Nafateria, Tylaesha, Kaliyah, La’Beautiful and Sarai; five nephews, Jerry Jr., Solomon, Aali’jah, Terrance Jr. and Kiyah; six aunts, Marion Lett, Deloise Lett, Joyce Ann Lett (Curtis), Annie Lewis, Susieanne Lewis (Ellis) and Mary Lewis; four uncles, Rayford Lewis Sr., Willie Lewis Jr. and Andrew Lewis (Mary); and a host of cousins and friends.

A funeral service was held on Tues., Feb. 13, 2018, at Savannah Missionary Baptist Cburch in Beatrice.


Albert E. Hazley Sr.

Pastor Albert E. Hazley, known as “Nick,” went to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2018, surrounded by his family. Nick was born on Dec. 25, 1954, to Mrs. Sylvia Williams and the late, Mr. Charlie Bozaman.

Nick is preceded in death by his father, Charlie Bozaman; two sons, Albert Halzey Jr. and Christopher Kirkland; two brothers, William Hazley and Christopher Williams; one daughter, Tammie Hazley; two granddaughters, JaKayla Norman and Journee Roberts; and his step-father, AIC Williams.

Hazley was the founder of True Gospel Church of God 12 years ago. Hazley enjoyed what he loved doing; standing before his congregation singing and praising the Lord. Hazley loved God, church and his family; whenever called upon to preach or pray, he was always available.

He was reared up in the Atmore community and educated in the Escambia County School System. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. Nick would literally give you the shirt off his back, or whatever you ask him to do; he was going to find a way to do it.

Nick leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife of 22 years, Elizabeth Hazley; mother, Sylvia Williams; five daughters, Lakenda (Tommy) Riley of Daphne, Ieesha (Paderick) Marshal of Atmore, Nickesha Roberts of Norcross, Ga., Sheena Hazley of Mobile and Dutchess Kirkland of Brewton; three sons, Robert Chadd Hazley, Brian Brown of Atmore and Demetris Roberts of Norcross; two sisters, Delores (Alfred) Johnson and Meachel Hazley of Atmore; four brothers, Mickeal Hazley, Ernest Hazley, AIC Williams, all of Atmore, and Gary (Emma Jean) Hazley of Monroeville.

He also leaves to cherish his grandchildren , Trestin, Bri, Isis, Tinka, Kiyah, Brian Jr. Trae, Angel, Jakiyah, Seth, Bryiana, Adajah, Tyler, Chance, Ana, Sincere and Jynasis; his great-grandchildren; uncles; aunts; cousins; nieces and nephews; and his True Gospel Church family.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Atmore.


Jimmie Lee Mixon

Jimmie Lee Mixon was born to the late Bishop and Edna Mixon on Feb. 6, 1936. On Feb. 3, 2018, the Lord called Brother Jimmie Mixon home to rest.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bishop and Edna Mixon. He was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters; Joe Nathan Mixon, Maggie Brooks, Arie Blackmon, Roosevelt Mixon Sr., George Mixon and Eva Mea Hope.

Jimmie leaves to cherish his memories, one brother, Zeno (Dosha) Mixon of Miami, Fla.; one sister, Etherine Salter of Miami; brother, Marcella Walker; two sisters in law; one devoted, Sarah Bell Mixon of McKenzie and Dosha Mixon of Miami; devoted nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In inhumation service was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery-Mixonville Community of McKenzie.


Mildred Chandler Headley

Mildred Chandler Headley, 92, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away on Sat., Feb. 10, at Emerald Coast Center.

Mildred was born on March 30, 1925, in Chilton County. The family moved from Selma to Atmore before re-locating to Fort Walton Beach in 1968.

Mildred worked in the lunchroom at Ocean City Elementary, Pryor Middle School and Choctawhatchee Senior High.

She was a member of Wright Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford E. Headley.

Survivors include sister, Jean Green of Selma; son, Ron (Rita) Headley of Brewton, Dan (Jackie) Headley of Kennesaw, Ga., Angelia (Tasso) Knight of Duluth, Ga. and Donna (John) Bishop of Fort Walton Beach; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be this Sat., Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. followed by services at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Brown Funeral Home in Selma. Burial will be at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Maplesville. The Rev. Ron Headley will officiate.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Emerald Coast Nursing Home for the love and care shown by all.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite charity.