Obituaries for the week of January 17, 2018

Roaino Erwin
Mr. Roaino Erwin, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at U.A.B. Hospital, Birmingham, Ala.

Private graveside services were held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Sandra Harris
Ms. Sandra Harris of Mobile, Ala., passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at her residence

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Myles Rusty Kaufmann
Infant Myles Rusty Kaufmann, newborn, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.

Myles is survived by his parents, Rusty and Stacia Kaufmann, paternal grandparents, Hank and Diane Kaufmann, maternal grandparents, Galen and Rosalie Schmidt, great-grandparents, Verle and Vesta Peters, all of Walnut Hill, Fla., Sam and Lavaunda Schmidt of Scotia, Neb. and Dolly Eicher of Brooksville, Miss.

A memorial service was held Friday, January 5, 2018 at Southern Harbor Mennonite Church, Davisville, Fla. with Minister Verle Peters officiating.

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

Alan Blake Clark, Sr.
Mr. Alan Blake Clark, Sr., age 70, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. He was a native of Pensacola, Fla. and spent most of his life in Gulf Breeze, Fla. and Pensacola, Fla. He has resided in Booneville, Ala. for the past thirteen years. He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Clark, one step-daughter, Kimberly Dawn Suggs McClain and parents, Albert and Lillian Clark.

Mr. Clark is survived by his son, Alan Blake (Rikki English Clark) Clark, Jr. of Booneville; daughter, Angelique B. Clark of Booneville and seven grandchildren, Marie Clark, Lilee Clark, Destiny Clark, Drake Ryan, Blake Ryan, Shelby McClain and Amanda McClain.

No service is scheduled.

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

Glenda Kay Gilliam
Mrs. Glenda Kay Gilliam, age 66, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was a life-long resident of the Bay Minette and Perdido, Ala. area. She retired from Vanity Fair. She was a member of the Hall’s Fork Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orie and Modelle Bryars; grandson, Tommie Alexander Gilliam; sister, Ora May White and brothers, Gene Autry Bryars, O.W. Bryars and Wiley Bryars.

Mrs. Gilliam is survived by her husband of forty seven years, Larry Gilliam of Perdido; two sons, Kevin (Cynthia) Gilliam and Kirk Gilliam, all of Perdido; one daughter, Larrica (Shawn) Major of Bon Secour, Ala.; two brothers, Glenn Bryars and Benjamin (Dee) Bryars, all of Perdido; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Shelby (Joel) Brown, Deborah (Randolph) Conway and Peggy White, all of Perdido and Shelia (Robert) Michaels of Enterprise, Ala.; three grandchildren, Lee Wesley (Kristina) Major, Samantha Gilliam and Nathan Gilliam; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Shawn Major and Sis. Helen Stewart officiating. Burial followed at White Cemetery.

The family received friends Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Terry Sprinkle, Dakota Bryars, Keith Ganey, Nicholas Shiver, Hank Paul and Eddie Gardner.

Honorary pallbearer was Rusty White.

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

Stephany Marie Kizer Peterson
Stephany Marie Kizer Peterson, age 51, passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at her home in Perdido Key, Fla. She was born at U.S Marine Corps Air Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to the late LTCOL. James P. and Marie Kizer. After about a year, the family traveled from Hawaii to California. She was educated in Atmore in Escambia County Middle School, ECHS High School and was a 1984 graduate of Ernest Ward High School.


She attended Auburn University and Flight Attendant Training with American Airlines where she served five years as a flight attendant. Over the ensuing years she moved to Orange Beach, Ala. where she and a partner opened Ya Ya’s Restaurant. She had recently moved to Perdido Key, Fla.

Mrs. Peterson is survived by two sons, Patrick Casey Byers and Bradley Joseph Byers; her husband, David Peterson; his children, John Thomas Peterson, Michael Peterson, and Ashley Peterson; two brothers, James P. (Beth) Kizer Jr. of Navarre, Fla., Steven J. (Michelle) Kizer, of Gulf Shores and two nephews, James Garrett Kizer and Spencer Joseph Kizer.

Rite of Christian Burial was held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Father Milsted officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family received friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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

Melvin Findley
Mr. Melvin Findley, age 85, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. He was a native and life-long resident of Century, Fla. He was an RN for thirty-five years with various local hospitals and nursing homes. He was a member of Poplar Dell Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years, Sarah Findley; granddaughter, Lori Simmons; great-granddaughter, Zoey Simmons and two brothers, Paul Findley and Shorty Findley.

Mr. Findley is survived by two daughters, Brenda Jernigan of Byrneville, Fla. and Cathy (Jacky) Smith of Flomaton, Ala.; one sister, Sharon Hood of Brierfield, Ala.; one grandchild, Natasha Crapps of Molino, Fla. and two great-grandchildren, Jaden Simmons of Flomaton and Sarah Crapps of Molino.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Herring officiating. Burial followed at the Flomaton Cemetery.

Jerry O’Neal Carver
Mr. Jerry O’Neal Carver, age 62, a native of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. He worked as a union insulator as a subcontractor for approximately eighteen years. He was an avid turkey hunter and an outdoorsman. He was an extremely talented artist who built bird houses which looked like log cabins, stained glass art especially angels and homemade knives. He was very active in Carney Lodge 549, F&AM of Atmore

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul D. and Velma Carver and his wife, June Mathis Carver.

Mr. Carver is survived by his children, Bridget (Christopher) Stanley, Leighton (Missy) Spicer, David (Rachel) Spicer and Alidia (Ed) Tecon; a brother and two nieces; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service with Masonic Honors was held Sunday, January 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of arrangement