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Obituaries for the week of August 2, 2017

Clarence Shoemaker, Sr.
Mr. Clarence Shoemaker, Sr., age 74, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Atmore Community Hospital. He was a native of Coy (Wilcox Co.), Ala. and had resided in Atmore for many years. He was retired from Swift Lumber Co. in Atmore where worked as a boiler man. He was a member of Douglasville Church of Christ in Bay Minette, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anita Shoemaker; a son, Clarence Shoemaker, Jr. and his parents, Eddie and Claudia Shoemaker.

Mr. Shoemaker is survived by his wife, Mary E. Shoemaker of Atmore; three sons, Roscoe (Debra) Shoemaker, Tyrone (LaTashia) Shoemaker and Lendon Shoemaker, all of Atmore; three sisters, Alice Lee Jones of Pensacola, Fla., Nellie Chester of Calif. and Vivian McDuffie of Camden, Ala. and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service were held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Longmire-Jones Memorial Chapel of Turner Funeral Chapel with Bro. Owens officiating. Interment followed at St. Emanuel Bapt. Church #2 Cemetery in Coy, Ala.

Turner Funeral Home Chapel LLC in charge of all arrangements.

Margaret K. McCormick
Mrs. Margaret K. McCormick, age 83, passed away July 18, 2017.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hardage- Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-2481 in charge of all arrangements.

Sheila Merrill Ross
Mrs. Sheila Merrill Ross, age 74, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. She was a native of Mobile, Ala. and has resided in Atmore most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Robert “Bob” Ross and parents, Harold and Margaret Lockwood.

Mrs. Ross is survived by her three daughters, Amy Ross, Misty Ross and Lacy Ross (Bubba) Pace, all of Atmore; two brothers, Donald Lockwood of Mobile, Ala. and Clark Hill of Atmore,; two sisters, Debbie Lockwood (Mickey) Soderlind of Pensacola, Fla. and Tesa Lockwood. six grandchildren; special grandson, James Harris, Jared Morris, Maya Garner, Cullen Bowman, Evan Bowman and Gabriel Ross, all of Atmore, AL.

The family received friends Friday, July 28, 2017 from 3 until 5 p.m. at Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home

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

John Milton Webb   
Mr. John Milton Webb, age 97, of Daphne, Ala. passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to the late Dr. Alfred Pellar Webb and Ida Stewart Webb. He was a 1938 graduate of Escambia County High School and Louisiana State University College of Agriculture Class of 1943 and a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 1944 and was on ships during World War II in the Atlantic War Zone and the Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone.

Following the war, he was employed by International Paper Company (Woodlands Dept.) for thirty-eight years living in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Gulf States Section of the Society of American Foresters and also of the Texas Chapter. He served as chairman of The Texas Tree Farm Committee and receiving an award for personally enrolling over 100 timberland owners in that program to promote good timberland practices. At retirement he relocated back home to Alabama living in Daphne. He continued walking in the pine forest and the hills of Lake Forest and could climb the bleachers at Daphne High School way into his 90’s. He was a life-long member of the Baptist Church and taught adult Sunday school classes in several churches during his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years, Mary Evelyn Atwood and brothers, Alfred Pellar Webb, Jr. of Atmore, Jack Stewart Webb of Birmingham, Ala., Marvin E. Webb of Tampa, Fla., James H. Webb, of Jacksonville, Fla., William T. Webb of Bay Minette, Ala., Judge Douglas S. Webb of Wetumpka, Ala. and sisters, Lizzie Lee Fridge of Atmore and Dorothy Roden of Orange Beach, Ala.

Mr. Webb is survived by many nieces and nephews from Alaska to Florida.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel in Atmore with Rev. Frank Kirtsey, Pastor of Spanish Fort Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Oakhill Cemetery.

The family received friends Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home INC in charge of all arrangements.

Mildred Bell Lambeth
Mrs. Mildred Bell Lambeth, age 85, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 in Pensacola, Fla. She was a native of Moyeville, Ala. and a resident of Flomaton, Ala. for the past sixty-six years. She loved God, family and friends. She was a member of the Allen Smith Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Arnold Lambeth; parents, Arthur and Jewel Bell; two sisters, Gloria and Juanita Bell and two brothers, Russell Bell and Tharon Bell.

Mrs. Lambeth is survived by her husband sixty-years, James Lambeth of Flomaton; one son, Phillip (Sandra) Lambeth of Flomaton; three daughters, Pam (Erbie) Pritchett of Century, Fla., Tina Lambeth of Flomaton and Debbie Page of Bon Secour, Ala.; four brothers, Junior Bell, O’Neil (Katherine) Bell and Roger Bell,  all of Brewton, Ala., Roscoe (Tommie Lee) Bell of Flomaton; seven sisters, Jean (Don) Fritts of Lillian, Ala., Virginia Moye of Pensacola, Fla., Eva Lou (Tom) Pittman of St. Stephens, Ala., Lucy Lowry and Judy (Gary) Clay, all of Foley, Ala., Willanet “Sunshine” (Ken) Barksdale of Elberta, Ala. and Cathy (Curtis) Cook of Cantonment, Fla.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Boutwell, Rev. Donnis Bowman and Rev. Tommy Lee Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Lambeth-Boutwell Cemetery.

The family received friends Monday, July 31, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ricky Lambeth, Casey Wilcoxon, Newt Lambeth, Stanley Smith, Jeff Bell and Randy Lambeth.

Honorary pallbearers were Brenton Bell, Kevin Whatley, Randy Bagwell, Joseph Bagwell, Tony Wiley, Randy Bell, Brandon Bell, Donald Holt and Artie Bell.

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

Debra Strawbridge Presley
Mrs. Debra Strawbridge Presley, age 56, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at her residence. She was a bookeeper for Strawbridge Machine Shop. She was born in Atmore to Ronald and Loyce Fretwell Strawbridge. She was a member of Nokomis Baptist Church

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Strawbridge; her husband, Edward Presley; a son, Troy Allen Presley and a granddaughter, Gabriella Lynn Casey.

Mrs. Presley is survived by two daughters, Allison Presley (Guy) Wynn and Anna Nicole Presley, both of Nokomis; her mother, Loyce F. Strawbridge of Atmore; one brother, Tommy (Janet) Strawbridge; one sister, Sheryl Strawbridge (Dennis) Daniel, all of Atmore; grandchildren, Cole, Cameron, Chasen, Ceanna, Cierra and Tred; special friends, Rorie Beech Daniel and Michelle Biddy Robbins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Interment followed in Nokomis Baptist Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Brandon Strawbridge, Brian Strawbridge, Travis Daniel, Joshua Daniel, Eric Roberts and Olan Albritton.

The family received friends Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 10 until service time at 11 a.m.  at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, INC in charge of all arrangements.

Peter “PT” Burrell
Mr. Peter “PT” Burrell, age 83, of Atmore, Ala. passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Atmore Nursing Care Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC.

Henry Hubert
Mr. Henry Hubert, age 91, of Atmore, Ala., passed away July 29, 2017 at William Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette, Ala.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Gillead Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 4, 2017 from 3 until 6 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.