Obituaries for the week of Dec. 30, 2018
Jim Clifton Hall Mr. Jim Clifton Hall, age 59, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. He was employed with Clarke-Mobile County Gas District for thirteen years. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to the late Herbert Hoover and Nancy Janelle Beasley Hall. He was an avid fishermen. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Kathy W. Hall of Jackson, Ala.; one…
Christmas traditions old and new
I was recently asked what my favorite Christmas tradition is and found that a surprisingly hard question to answer. It seems that nearly every moment is a tradition with my family, and that makes it hard to pick just one. From making gumbo Christmas Eve morning to wrapping presents to gathering on Christmas Day, there are so many individual moments that add up to make the season special. This year,…
On ‘The Polar Express’
For the seventh year, the dining car at the Derailed Diner was transformed into the train car scene from “The Polar Express” for six nights in December. Atmore native Barbara Turk, the Diner’s marketing director, pulls together a cast (from this area) to make the movie come alive for youngsters, many of whom come in their pajamas. Shown are, from left, Ellen Johnson Willis, Phil Johnson, Andrew Willis, Sharon Poulsen,…
Helping the animals
Rachel Patterson Elementary School Pandas for Pets is making a big difference at the PCI/Atmore Animal Shelter. The project is part of the school’s designation as a Bicentennial School. On Thursday, Dec. 20, students presented food, supplies and a check to shelter personnel. Shown are, from left, Corey Flowers, Kailyn Mobley, Athena Wilson, Jayleigh Brown, Malaysia Madison, a canine resident from the shelter, Brandon James, Presley Swearingen, Donavan Mosley, Xavier…
Lee named Lion of the Year
By NANCY KARRICK Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club held its final meeting of 2018 on December 19 at Atmore Community Hospital. Lion Club President Candace Wooten announced her selection of Taylor Lee as Atmore Lion of the Year for the help and support she has given the president during the year. Recognition was given to Lions who worked on the Lion King float which won first place…