News Obituaries

Obituaries for week of September 15, 2019

William L. Etheridge 

Mr. William L. Etheridge, age 77, of Navarre, Fla., passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Navarre. He served in the United States Army and then retired from the United States Air Force. He was a Staff Sargent and served during Vietnam. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to the late William E. and Eunice Bryars Etheridge.

He was preceded by his parents; his wife, Brenda Bryars Etheridge and a sister, Midge Richburg.

Mr. Etheridge is survived by his children, James (Shelly) Etheridge of Pace, Fla., Sybil Etheridge of Pensacola, Fla., Jason Etheridge of Calif., Joleen Etheridge of Navarre; seven grandchildren Leslie, Dylan, Clayton, Jordan, Tyler, Aiden, Rebecca and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Bryars-McGill Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. till service time at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


Stanley Ray “Papa Smurf” Boutwell, Sr.  


Mr. Stanley Ray “Papa Smurf” Boutwell, Sr., age 57, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his home in Pollard, Ala. He was a native of Atmore, Ala. and had resided in Pollard for most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Boutwell, Jr.; brother, Dean Boutwell and two granddaughters, Kylie Boyd and Kirstianna Boutwell.

Mr. Boutwell is survived by his mother, Nancy Boutwell of Atmore; wife of forty years, Barbara A. Boutwell of Pollard; one son, Stanley Ray Boutwell, Jr. of Jay, Fla.; three daughters, Carolyn (Gary) Scott of Jay, Stephanie (Ryan) Alldaffer of Flomaton, Ala. and Tiffany Garcia of McAllen, Texas; four brothers, Jimmy (Rhonda) Boutwell of Canoe, Ala., Randy Boutwell of Flomaton, Todd Boutwell of Atmore and Shawn (Angelia) Boutwell of Evergreen, Ala.; two sisters, Vickie (Eddie) Wright of Atmore and Candy (James) Wright of Brewton, Ala.; seventeen grandchildren, Austin, Matthew, Dyllan, Kiersten, Gabby, Dakota, Dawson, Kamden, Darryl, III, Luke, Rylee Ray, Ciara, Dominic, Jovanny, Adrianna, Stanley, III and Mercedes; extended family, Tommy Turk, Curtis Johnson, Gerald Hudson and Jerry Arrant and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Harrelson officiating. Burial will follow at Traveler’s Rest Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Austin Boutwell, Dyllan Scott, Trent Wright, Samuel Wright, Tyron Boutwell, Steve Emmons, Bubba Tedder and Ryan Alldaffer.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Wright and Matthew Boutwell.

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