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Obituaries for Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Velma Lucille McGhee Crocker

Velma Lucille McGhee Crocker, 76, of Atmore, passed in peace on Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

The funeral services were held Sept. 4, 2018, Atmore Apostolic Church. Bro. Tim James of Atmore Apostolic Church officiated. Visitation was held Sept. 3 until the time of the service at Atmore Apostolic Church.

Burial followed the funeral at New Home Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were being handled by Petty Funeral Home.

Velma was born in Atmore on Feb. 22, 1942. She was a faithful member of Atmore Apostolic Church and a member of the Poarch Creek Indians.

She is survived by two daughters, Lori (Kevin) Waters of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Candace (Bryan) Fayard of Flomaton; four grandchildren, Peyton and Paige Findley and Emily and Curt Fayard, all of Flomaton; one great-grandson, Finn Fayard of Flomaton; four sisters, Helen Hallman, Deloris Kelley, Judy McGhee and Eldnar (Shirley) McGhee, all of Atmore; and numerous other loved ones.

Velma is preceded in death by an infant son, Frank Crocker Jr.; her parents, Levi and Treacy McGhee of Atmore; two brothers, Fred Lee McGhee of Atmore and Leo McGhee of Frostproof, Fla.; six sisters, Carly Dalrymple, Imogene Sheets, Martha Wilson, Myrtis Kinman, Eva Nell Burkett and Donna White, all of Atmore.

Pallbearers were Stephen McGhee, Rodney Exum, David A. Kinman, John English, James Roberson and Greg McGhee.

Honorary Pallbearers were Melvin Manning, Jr., Levon McGhee, Derrick McGhee, Aubrey Roberson, Logan Boatwright, Allen Smith, Travis Smith, Scott Jackson and Trent Jackson.

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

Gregory Keith Hastings

Mr. Gregory Keith Hastings, 57, passed away on Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. Hastings was a native and life long resident of Brewton.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter, loved his dogs, daughters and liked biking and Alabama football.

He was a member of the Little Escambia Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Annise Hastings.

He is survived by his two daughters, Heather (Lucas) Chavers of Cantonment, Fla. and Daphne Hastings Ledkins of Flomaton; three brothers, Donnie (Sandy) Hastings of Brewton, Terry (Vivian) Hastings of Flomaton and Jeff (Fonda) Hastings of Flomaton; and five grandchildren, Ashton Gatwood, Jayden Ledkins, Jordan Ledkins, Claire Chavers and Hailey Chavers.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 3, 2018, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Headley officiating.

Burial followed at the Green Acres Cemetery.

Visitation was Sept. 3, 2018, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Lucas Chavers, Lee Merritt, Robert Burkett, Dale Law, Ray Owens and Randal Blair.

Honorary pallbearers were Roger Emmons and Daniel Evans.

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