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Obituaries for Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Minnie L. Coley

Funeral service for Ms. Minnie L. Coley, 79, of Atmore, will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel LLC.

Ms. Coley fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, at Atmore Community Hospital.

 

Arthur Junior Bell

Mr. Arthur Junior Bell, 92, passed away on Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. He retired from Kimberly Clark Paper Co., former owner of JR Trucking and was a member of the Moyeville Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur B. and Jewell Bell; daughter, Anita Bell Boyle; granddaughter, Tawaka Bell; three sisters, Gloria Bell, Juanita Bell and Mildred Lambeth; and two brothers, Tharon Bell and Russell Bell.

He is survived by his two sons, Nathan Bell of Monroeville and Dennis Lee Bell of Houston, Texas; three brothers, Roscoe (Tommie Lee) Bell of Flomaton, O’Neil (Cathyrn) Bell of Brewton and Roger Bell of Brewton; seven sisters, Virginia Moye of Pensacola, Fla., Eva Lou (Tom) Pittman of St. Stevens, Luverne Lowry of Foley, Judy Clay of Foley, Norma Jean (Don) Fritts of Lillia, Willanet “Sunshine” (Ken) Barksdale of Lillian and Cathy (Curtis) Cook of Cantonment, Fla.; four grandchildren, Michael Bell, Amanda Stokes, Kaylee Bell and Desiree Bell; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2019, from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Hutto and the Rev. Dempsey Bell officiating.

Burial will follow at Moyeville Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to the 2 p.m. today, Jan. 16, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Artie Bell, Donald Holt, Brenton Bell, Phillip Lambeth, Randy Bell, Brandon Bell, Jeff Bell and Steven Bell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Rutherford and Marcus Moye.

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

 

Billy Ray Ward, 81, of McDavid, Fla. died Jan. 10, 2019, at his home in McDavid, Fla.

He was a member and deacon of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church and Walnut Hill Ruritan Club.

Mr. Ward was born March 20, 1937 in McDavid, attended Century High School and joined the Air Force. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a bachelor’s degree. He retired from the Air Force and Civil Service at NAS Pensacola.

He was preceded in death his wife of 57 years, Frances Nadine Carlisle Ward; parents, Thomas Jackson Ward and Clara Luticia Brunson Ward; and siblings, Grady Leon, Eleanor Marie and Troy Eugene Ward.

He is survived by his daughter, Gloria Ward of Boone, N.C.; son, Donald Ward of McDavid; grandsons, Derek Berry, Sean Ward and ZeZe Williams; siblings, Bonnie Voncile (Joe) Silcox of Crossville, Tenn. and Dewey Ronald Ward of Middleburg, Fla.; and sister in law, Barbara Posey of McDavid.

Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Brown officiating.

Burial followed at Ray’s Chapel Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Visitation was held Jan. 14, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Military Bodybearers.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Ray’s Chapel Sr. Adult, Deacons of Ray’s Chapel and Highland’s Men’s Classes.

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

 

Erdeal Pennington McGhee

Erdeal Pennington McGhee, 97, of Monroeville passed away on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 in Monroeville.

She was a representative for Community Actions, born in Fayette on Oct. 28, 1921 to the late Randolph Pennington.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard McGhee Sr.; and a son,

Jerry D. Maddox.

Survivors are two sons, Larry (Linda) Maddox of Excel and William

Andrew (Debbie) Maddox of Northbrook, Ill.; two daughters, JoAnn

Rawls of Semmes and Marilyn Brown of Machesney, Ill.; stepsons, Leonard McGhee Jr. of Foley and Murphy McGhee of Century, Fla.; one sister, Maude (Charles) Comer; and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 13, 2019 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Heard officiating. Interment was held in Oak Hill cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Matthew McGhee, David Maddox, Sean Rawls, Stuart Maddox, Leonard McGhee Jr. and Bryan McGhee.

Family received friends Jan. 13, 2019 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Luvirn G. Mathis

Mrs. Luvirn G. Mathis, 83, passed away on Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, in Atmore.

She was a native of Atmore, former resident of Flomaton and had resided in Atmore for most of her life. She retired from Monsanto with 25 years of service and was a member of Marranatha Ministries, where she served as vice president.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sherill and Gladys Goodwin; father of her children, Carlton Shivers; and brother, Leonard S. “Buddy” Goodwin.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bro. John K. Mathis of Atmore; two daughters, Margaret (Gene) Van Hoosen of Flomaton and Elizabeth Lambeth of Flomaton; one step-daughter, Laura Perryman of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Christeen Black of Century, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 10, 2019 from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Thurl Pearson, Sister Carolyn Bankes and Bro. Jessie Richardson officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation was held Jan. 10 from at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Austin Lambeth, Garrett Harper, Dylan Cook, Carl Lambeth, Ricky Van Hoosen, Ed Cook and Tucker Lambeth.

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

 

Marion Petty Stedman

Mrs. Marion Petty Stedman, 75, passed away on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019, in Century, Fla.

She was a native of Bogia, Fla. and resided in Flomaton since 1999. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a graduate of Century High School, Miss Century High 1959, a hospice nurse, first lady in Charleston NY Fire Department and a CDL truck driver.

She is preceded in death by her son, Joseph Michael Rabon; parents, Dr. W.M. Petty and Nell Petty; and one brother, Elgia Petty.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ron Stedman of Flomaton; one son, Keith (Tabitha) Stedman of Flomaton; two daughters, Kim (Will) Carter of Century and Jamie (Marty) Pierce of Schoharie, N.Y.; two brothers, Basil (Gina) Petty of Hayden and Joe Max Petty of Bogia; one sister, Donna Fillmore of Flomaton; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Jan. 14, 2019 from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Stickle and the Rev. Dexter Truesdell officiating.

Burial followed at Ray’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation was held Jan. 13 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Greg Fillmore, Kevin Fillmore, Warren Morgan, Will Carter, Josiah Carter and Marty Pierce.

Contributions can be made to the Local Alzheimer’s Association.

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

 

Mary Bell McGhee

Mary Bell McGhee, 71, of Poarch, passed away on Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, at her residence.

She was a homemaker, born in Atmore on Oct. 28, 1947, to the late M.C. and Hattie Lou Presley Morris.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Benny A. McGhee; and a sister, Marilyn Ross.

Survivors are one son, Roger Adam (Althea) McGhee of Poarch; two daughters, Janet M. (Chris) Rodriguez of McCullough and Carla M. (Andy) Hammonds; three brothers, Mack (Pam) Morris of Cantonment, Fla., Mack Jr. (Sandra) Morris of McDavid, Fla. and David (Tiny) Morris of Perdido; three sisters, Annette (late Don) Nall of Huxford, Lannette (late Michael) Turberville of Uriah and Gallette (David) Moore of Poarch; 10 grandchildren, Gia Langham, Devin Rodriguez, Brittany Rodriguez, Tori Rodriguez, Coley McGhee, Shawna Smith, Brooke McGhee, Tristan Montgomery, Makenna Pettis and Seth “Zeth” Hammonds; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 14, 2019 from Atmore Memorial Chapel with Pastor Cornelius Phillips and Tristan Montgomery officiating. Interment followed in New Home Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Coley McGhee, Devin Rod, Tristan Montgomery, Steven Ross, Wesley Morris, Austin Turberville and Seth Hammonds. Honorary pallbearers were Maxine Johnson, Juliette Haikey, Pauline Wilson and Brent Pinkston.

Family received friends Jan. 13, 2019 at Atmore Memorial.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home INC. was in charge of all arrangements.

 

Patricia Arlene Hall McKinley

Patricia Arlene “Patty” Hall McKinley, 59, of Atmore, passed away on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019, in Mobile.

She was an LPN and retired as administrative assistant from Baldwin County DHR, born in Atmore on Sept. 7, 1959 to Heron and Hazel Brown Hall.

She is preceded in death by her father, Heron Hall.

Survivors are, her husband, Monty Greg McKinley of Atmore; her mother, Hazel Brown Hall of Atmore; one son, Justin Heron McKinley of Lottie; one daughter, Heather Joy McKinley (Jamie) Jones of Pike Road; two sisters, Linda (Terry) Jones and Cathy (Michael) Phillips, both of Atmore; and two grandchildren, Payton Jones and Ryder Jones.

Services were held Jan. 14, 2019, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Davis officiating. Interment was held in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jamie Jones, Robert English, Eric Stewart, Wayne Turner Jr., Thomas Ardis and Jerrimie Bryars. Honorary pallbearers were Payton Jones and Ryder Jones.

Family received friends Jan. 13, 2019, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home INC. was in charge of all arrangements.