Atmore News

Obituaries for week of June 2, 2019
Buford Deuel Nall Mr. Buford Deuel Nall, age 95, and longtime resident of Mobile, Ala., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was a member of Woodbridge Baptist Church, Mobile and previously a long time member of Seven Hills Baptist Church, Mobile. Mr. Nall is survived by his daughters, Karen Nall (Robert) Gross and Charlotte Griffin (Larry) Johns; grandchildren, Monica (Jason) Hester, Meredith (Mark) Litton, Amanda (Jarrod) Redden, Jonathan (Sheree)…
Smith wins new 2019 Chevy Cruze 
Everyone gets them in the mail – the car dealership promotions. It’s often a post card asking the recipient to match their scratch off numbers to those on a voucher at the dealership. Minkai Smith of Atmore took the challenge – and it put her behind the wheel of a new 2019 Chevy Cruze courtesy of Jason Pilger Chevrolet of Atmore. She is shown with salesman Ricky White.
POA receives $50K grant
News Staff Report The Pride of Atmore was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from The Daniel Family Foundation in Birmingham. POA Executive Director Foster Kizer included the following information in the request: “The Pride of Atmore is seeking a challenge grant from The Daniel Foundation to be matched 1:1 by (newly raised) public and private funds. Serving as a leadership gift, the Foundation’s support will be leveraged to underwrite capital…
Saying goodbye to ‘Father Jay’
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church parishioners gathered Sunday, May 19, to honor the Reverend Arulappan Jayaraj, H.G.N. who has been reassigned to the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. “Father Jay,” shown in the center above, has served the local church since 2014. Father Gordon Milsted will serve until the new priest, Father J. Francis Sofie comes to St. Robert in June.
Retirees honored
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education, Superintendent John Knott and school principals honored this year’s school system retirees with a reception Tuesday, May 14. Thirteen retirees were recognized, but only four were in attendance. Retirees are Sally Denton, W.S. Neal Elementary School, 38.15 years Alice Hall, Huxford Elementary School, 15 years Diane Holmes, Flomaton Elementary School, 23.6 years Arthur Lambert, Atmore bus shop, 13 years Rebecca D.…