Obituaries for week of March 17, 2019
William “Billy” Coker, Jr. Mr. William “Billy” Coker, Jr., age 77, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Huxford, Ala. and had resided in Atmore, Ala. for most of his life. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his wife of fort y-nine years, Anita Mason Coker; parents, William E. and Jessie Coker; one brother, Elbert Coker and…
Head-on collision
Atmore man killed instantly when SUV slams into vehicle By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was killed instantly on March 6 when a Monroe County man reportedly lost control of his SUV on Alabama 21 and slammed head-on into the local man’s sedan. Alabama State Troopers reported that Anthony Edward Dunkin, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened around 2 p.m., about four miles…
SPRAG collecting items for tornado relief
News Staff Report Single Parents Raising a Gift (SPRAG), a Monroeville-based non-profit, is currently conducting “Helping Hands for Lee County,” a project through which the organization is collecting toiletry items for victims of the March 3 tornadoes that ripped across eastern Alabama. Needed items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, soap, washcloths, lotion and deodorant. Also needed are baby wipes, diapers, mouthwash, toilet tissue, paper towels and feminine hygiene products. The…