Obituaries

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…
Obituaries for the week of March 15, 2017
Bill “Billy Joe Wild Bill” Hadley Mr. Bill Billy Joe Wild Bill Hadley, age 58, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Perdido, Ala. He was a native and life-long resident of Perdido, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obbie and Louise Hadley and a son, Christopher Obie Hadley. Mr. Hadley is survived by one daughter, Crystal Lester of Excel, Ala.; two brothers, Danny Hadley and Randy…
Obituaries for the week of March 8, 2017
Homer “BUD” Mitchell Mr. Homer “BUD” Mitchell, age 101, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Willow Trace Nursing and Rehab Center in Butler, Ala. He was born in Castleberry, Ala., (Conecuh County) to the late Ben and Rosie Mitchell. He had been a resident of Atmore, Ala., Freemanville Community, for over seventy years. He was a farmer and member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by…
Obituaries for the week of March 1, 2017
Harold McElhaney Mr. Harold McElhaney, age 75, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native and former resident of Bratt, Fla. and has resided in Atmore most of his life. He was the owner and operator of Wayside Grocery for 27 years, an expert fisherman and avid Alabama Fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey McElhaney and Vira Hadley. Mr. McElhaney is…
Obituaries for the week of February 22, 2017
John Alfred Johnson, Sr. Mr. John Alfred Johnson, Sr., age 68, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Mobile, Ala. and had resided in McDavid, Fla. for the past twenty years. He was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Cecelia “C.K.” Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, John Alfred (Brenda) Johnson, Jr. of Bay Minette, Ala.; two sisters,…