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Obituaries for the week of March 29, 2017
Mary Louise Spencer Mary Louise Spencer, age 66, native of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisc. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Christian Memorial Funeral Home. Betty Lou Carnley Hanks Mrs. Betty Lou Carnley Hanks, age 75, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 in Century, Fla. She was a native and life-long resident of Jay, Fla. She was…
A.C. Moore no more?
The Escambia County Board of Education and Superintendent John Knott are considering restructuring three Atmore schools. At a called meeting Monday, March 13, the board gave Knott permission to proceed with the first steps in consolidating A.C. Moore Elementary School with Rachel Patterson Elementary School and Escambia County Middle School. The “first steps” includes gathering data, conducting surveys, getting input from parents and the community, and holding meetings to present…
Matthews family honored
Since 1967 the Matthews family has run the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Atmore, during which time they have also generously contributed to the improvement of their home county. Today the Matthews siblings – Dale Ash, Cindy Matthews Colville and Hooper Matthews III – continue to support and promote philanthropy while making a remarkable impact on their community, building on the legacy and example set forth by their parents. The generosity…
Shell named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame in April. Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each. Tickets…
Obituaries for the week of March 22, 2017
Melbus Irene Rayborn Roberts Mrs. Melbus Irene Rayborn Roberts, age 81, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Mobile, Ala. She was a native of Bay Minette, Ala. and a resident of Atmore, Ala. for most of her life. She retired from Vanity Fair with twenty years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erby Lee Roberts; a son, Brent E. Roberts; daughter, Marilyn F. Parker; two…