Anita A. Risher

Published 8:49 am Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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Anita Anna Risher, 89, of Atmore, passed away on Nov. 18, 2023 in Woodstock, Ga. She was born on March 25, 1934 in Wilzenburg, West Germany to Peter and Anna Michels.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Erwin Michels.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alton Marvin Risher; her son, Erwin Wayne (Holly) Risher of Holly Springs, Ga.; her daughter, Sonya (Blaine) Nichol of Sunset, La.; her sister, Klara Tipper of Germany; her grandchildren, Whitney Risher (Kyle) Allen, Heidi Risher (Peter) Fitzgibbons, Raelynn Nichol and Hunter Nichol; her great-granddaughter, Lily Kate Allen; along with three nieces, one nephew and many cousins.

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Funeral services will be held this Sat., Nov. 25, 2023 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Atmore with Dr. Kevin Garrett officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore.

Active pallbearers will be Erwin Risher, Kyle Allen, Peter Fitzgibbons, Hunter Nichol, Blaine Nichol and Evan Benoit.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Risher and Wayne Risher.

Visitation will be held on Nov. 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. until service time at First Baptist Church of Atmore.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.