Mr. Jerald Jaye, age 80, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at his home. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to the late Robert and Minnie Lee Jaye. He attended grammar school and high school in Atmore. After serving four year in the United States Marine Corps and began a career in transportation. He and his wife, Margaret, established JMAR Trucking, a very successful business and retired in May 1995. They moved to Ono Island, Orange Beach, Ala. He was a member of Orange Beach United Methodist Church, Carney Lodge F&AM, Atmore, Mobile Scottish Rite Bodies and Hadji Shrine in Pensacola, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobby Jaye.
Mr. Jaye is survived by his wife, Margaret; sister, Audry Cleland; sons, Danny (Edna) Jaye of Winter Haven, Fla. and Robby (SanEtta) Jaye of Atmore; three granddaughters, Stephanie (Bryan) Taylor of Winter Haven, Jordan and Maggie Jaye, four grandsons, Joseph, Chase, Conner and Jack Jaye; two great-granddaughters, Caylie Taylor, Jaye-Harper Stabler
and Serena Jaye; four great-grandsons, Jackson, Hurston, Grayson Jaye and Jentzen Stabler
and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Orange Beach United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life followed immediately at the Harriet Cockrell Center, The Commons, Ono Island. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Remembrances may be sent to Margaret Jaye, P.O Box 1325, Orange Beach, AL 36561-1325.
Donations/memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or St Jude’s Children Hospital.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home INC in charge of arrangements.
Marianne Rose (Roman) Eddins
Mrs. Marianne Rose (Roman) Eddins, age 79, passed away at her home on King Lane, Perdido, Ala. after an extended illness. She was born in Flushing, N.Y. She was a 1974 cum laude graduate of University of South Alabama with a bachelor of science. She was an active member of the Baldwin County Democratic Executive Committee. She held many positions to include: IBM, Baldwin County Commission establishing the first mosquito control project in Baldwin County, Ala., a rural mail carrier in Bay Minette, Ala., computer, data processing and accounting work at Atmore Hospital, Randal Nichols CPA, Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile, Ala., instructor in data entry for adult education at Faulkner State Community College, WSRE-TV in Pensacola. She and her husband established a 50 acre muscadine vineyard in Perdido, Ala. and a 100,000 gal. Winery, designated, bonded winery-Alabama – No. 1. Her voluntary work included AARP tax services, North Baldwin Animal Shelter, Literacy Council, Mobile and Pensacola operas and an active supporter of little theater in the area. She was very generous with her time, energy and money helping people in need.
In tribute to Marianne, a sweet, Muscadine Sherry wine was created and labelled, Marianne that was a gold medal award-winning wine in commercial wine competition in Alabama in 2017. The label image for the sherry.is the Marianne Statue that was on the Mobile County Courthouse for decades and is now in the mobile museum.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Clarence A. Roman and Anne Roman of Port Jervis, N.Y.
Mrs. Eddins is survived by her husband of more than fifty-one years, James Roman and sister of James residing in Huntington Station, N.Y.
Celebration of life service was held Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Steadham Memorial Chapel Cemetery, McCullough, Ala.
Petty Eastside Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
Chester James Pierce
Mr. Chester James Pierce, 85, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to the late Joe Pierce and Carlee Rabb Pierce. He grew up in the Poarch area on the family farm. He specialized in automobile repair when he left Atmore. He later lived in Chicago, Ill., Connecticut, Colorado, Los Angeles, Calif., Atlanta, Ga. and finally, Pensacola. In his later years, he loved to garden and took great pride in giving away the fruits of his labor. He was a devoted member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pensacola. He was a favorite in his Sunday school class, known for his boisterous laughter and humorous anecdotes.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers, twins, Sally and Annie (18 months old), Zedia (1981), Magdeline (2013), George Delano (2014), and Jim (2017).
Mr. Pierce is survived by two sisters, Marie Rideaux, devoted caregiver since 2003 and Gladys Harden; two brothers, Solomon Pierce (Susan), and Joe Pierce (Doratha); one sister-in-law, Victoria Pierce and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home in Cantonment, Fla. Interment followed in the Pierce Cemetery in Poarch, Ala.
Barbara Ann Homan
Mrs. Barbara Ann Homan, age 69, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 in Mobile, Ala. She was a native of Eliska, Ala. and had resided in Phillipsville, Ala. for the past forty years. She was a loving and caring person, raised two grandchildren and cared for the sick. She was of the protestant faith.
She was preceded in death by her brother, John Arthur Hayles and parents, Hinson and Cannie Hayles.
Mrs. Homan is survived by her two sons, Carl Dale Bryars of Phillipsville and Barry Lynn (Kim) Homan of Bay Minette, Ala.; one daughter, Stephanie Gayle (Aubrey Weaver) Homan of Nokomis, Ala.; three brothers, Joe Edward Hayles of Bay Minette, Jack Allen (Becky) Hayles of Satsuma, La. and James Larry (Penny) Hayles of Phillipsville; three sisters, Estelle Louise Bartley of Phillipsville, Ruby Jean (Lenwood) Sager of Monroeville, Ala. and Sarah Ann Garrett of Poarch, Ala.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Sis. Helen Stewart, Rev. Craig Hayles and Sis. Wanda Hadley officiating. Burial followed at Hall’s Fork Church of God Cemetery.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Ryland, Johnny Ryland, Jamie Garrett, Randall Weaver, Waylon Bryars and David Garrett.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Ala.
Dorothy C. Allen
Mrs. Dorothy C. Allen, age 90, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Atmore. She was born to the late Lewie D. and Mattie Dixon Cobb in Daleville, Ala. She served along the side of her husband for many years in the ministry as a church secretary. She was a mother to many and a friend to all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Dewitt Allen; two brothers, Lonnie Allen Cobb and Dr. James Ray Cobb.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her son, Schuyler Dewitt Allen of Atmore and a granddaughter, Jennifer Allen (John) Blanton of Atmore; two great-grandchildren, John Aaron Blanton and Kyle Allen Blanton, both of Atmore.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Brooks Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Schuyler Dewitt Allen officiating. Graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile, Ala.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Gideons for Bibles in memory of Mrs. Dorothy C. Allen.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home INC. in charge of all arrangements.
Skyler Rashaad Williams
Mr. Skyler Rashaad Williams, age 30, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2019. He was born to Robin Perdue and Luther Longmire in Bay Minette, Ala. was baptized when he was an infant and received salvation as a young child. He enjoyed rapping and singing.
Mr. Williams is survived by his mother, Robin Perdue (Chief Elder Lester Perdue) and father, Luther Longmire; daughter, Zari Malaysia Williams; sisters, Latisha Williams, Lateria Williams, Antionette Stevens, Veronica Sanders, Laquita Sanders and more sisters not listed; brothers: Luther Ricardo Williams, Gavin Rondrell Willams, Luther, Jr., Luther Romance Sanders and more brothers not listed; a devoted grandmother, Alice Williams and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, Bay Minette with Rev. Dewight Boykin Host Pastor, Apostle Derrick Bishop, presiding, Chief Elder Lester Perdue, Eulogist.
Mayberry Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Alex Steven Longmire
Mr. Alex Steven Longmire, age 64, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel.
Peggy Marie Smith
Ms. Peggy Marie Smith, age 75, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. While residing in Atmore, Ala. many years ago, she was employed with Escambia County Board of Education teaching at Escambia Middle School. She later relocated to Mobile, Ala. teaching in Grand Bay, Ala. and Baker High School, Mobile. She was a deacon in her church, loving friend and family member.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Spirit of the Cross Church in Huntsville.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Alan Prather Sherrill, Jr.
Mr. Alan Prather Sherrill, Jr., age 69, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in El Paso, Texas
He was born to the late Alan P. and Senie H. Sherrill. He was raised in Atmore, Ala. and attended Milllersburg Military Institute in Kentucky. Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps. After an Honorable discharge, he moved to El Paso where he become
a long-distances driver, delivering mail for the United States Postal service.
Mr. Sherrill is survived by a brother, Kent (Anne) Sherrill of Walnut Hill, Fla.; sister, Jan Sherrill of Pensacola, Fla. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Betty Hardaway, age 59, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Baptist Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the House of Prayer.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Wiley B. Tait, Sr.
Mr. Wiley B. Tait, Sr. age 81, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born to the late Will and Nancy Tait. While living in Detroit, Mich. He was employed with GMC and was president of United Auto Workers. He was a faithful member of Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church serving as Sunday school teacher. He served as County Commissioner District 5 for twelve years in Escambia County. In 2011 he was awarded the Rosa Park’s Award.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Willie Tait.
Mr. Tait is survived by his wife, Vivian Thompson Tait; four daughters, Gwendolyn Clark and Shelly Tait, both of Atlanta, Ga., Anita Howard of Detroit, Angela Howard of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Wiley (Tamekthea) Tait, Jr. and Nicholas (Lisa Ann) Thompson of Atmore; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, one very devoted, Regina Thompson Williams and a host of other relatives; devoted friends, Dr. Ulysses McBride, Lillie Johnson, Patricia Marbly, Bertha Lawson, Walter and Lillie Peoples, Faye McAffee, Donald Tiger Dortch and Archie Jackson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with Rev. Alfonzie Williams officiating. Rev. Willie Hawthorne, Pastor. Interment followed in Stallworth Cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were fame and friends.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in change of all arrangements.
Thomas “Tom L.” Robinson, Jr.
Mr. Thomas “Tom L.” Robinson, Jr., age 73, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019. He was born in Atmore to the later Thomas Robinson, Sr. and Emma L. Williams Robinson. He was a faithful member of Gaines chapel AME Church serving on the Steward Board. He was a 1963 graduate of Escambia County Training School. He then attended Danial Payne College in Birmingham, Ala. He was a Correctional Officer and a long term professional concrete finisher. He was well known for playing and teaching other to play tennis and to fish.
He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Edna McNeil Robinson; brother, Dane C. Robinson.
Mr. Robinson is survived by his sons, Thomas (Rebecca) Robinson III and Russell (Keyshone) Robinson; oldest brother, David (Sadie) Robinson and special cousin, Lardell McCants; sister-in-law, Minnie (John) Bailiem, Mary Robinson, Beverly Rose and Eunice (Charles) Johnson; brother-in-law, James (JoAngelyn) McNeil; uncles, Jessie (Betty) Robinson of Atmore, Frank (Ethel) Robinson of Union Springs, Ala.; aunt, Emma Robinson Nelson; special firneds, Earnest Marvin, Jack Robinson, Bud Lassiter, James (Shorty) Harris and Gary Forney; seven grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Gaines chapel AME Church with Rev. Amos Smith, Pastor officiating. Interment followed in Stallworth Cemetery.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Mrs. Clara Harris, age 89, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Atmore Community Hospital.
Her Life Celebration services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church with Reverend Amos Smith, Pastor officiating.
Mayberry Funeral Home, LLC in charge of all arrangements.
Belle Manning Bachelor
Mrs. Belle Manning Bachelor of Duncan, Okla., passed away May 4, 2019. She was born to Earl Sr. and Ernestine Manning. She was an example to be followed, bearing so graciously every challenge she faced. She always pointed those around her to her Heavenly Father, the Almighty God, and to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She loved and was loved.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Allen Bachelor, Sr.
Mrs. Bachelor is survived by seven children; fifteen grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.