Obituaries, week of August 16, 2020

LaConstance Rivers-Wiggins

Mrs. LaConstance Rivers-Wiggins, age 38, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020. She was born to Ceola Rivers and Ronald Brown in Atmore. She was a 2000 graduate of Escambia County High School. She was employed with Wind Creek Casino as a call center representative for many years. She was a faithful and devoted member of Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Church. She was known for her compassion for others overlooking her pain and challenges of life.

She was preceded in death by her mother and brother, Emmanuel Rivers.

Mrs. Rivers-Wiggins is survived by her children, Sabrina Rivers, DeAndre Rivers, Jasmine Rivers and TyDestiny Wiggins, all of Atmore; husband, Tyrone  Wiggins of Atmore; special friends, Chasity Gulley and Kimberly Lambert; special cousins, Chasity Brown and Lashonda Rivers; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor F. D. Banks officiating.

Pallbearers and floral attendants were her family and friends.

Robinson-Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Andrew Joe Louis Shell

Mr. Andrew Joe Louis Shell, age 76, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to the late Ofield and Alice Shell. He left Atmore in 1959-60 for Brooklyn N.Y. where he drove tractor trailers from coast to coast with his greatest was driving for the New York Times. After retiring he relocated back to Pensacola. His faith was Muslim. He enjoyed the water, fishing and boating. His most enjoyable activity was gathering fire wood for his wood burning stove.

Mr. Shell is survived by his wife, Lizzie; three children, Elizabeth Ann Shell, Gwendolyn Shell  and Joseph A. Shell, all of Brooklyn; two additional children, Andrew Mathias Shell of Pensacola and Andrell Shell of East Orange, N.J.; four brothers, Nathaniel Shell of Rock Hill, S. C., Willie E. Shell (Cathy) of Lancaster, Pa., Johnny Shell (Yvonne) of Atmore and Winston Shell of Lake Wylie, S.C.; two sisters, Arbra R. Evans and Belinda S. Clay (William), both of Pensacola; one living aunt, Iva Farmer of Durham, N.C.; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friend, Sonny Moore of Atmore and a host of nieces, cousins and friends.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery with Minister Leon Bell officiating.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Thomas (Preacher) Montgomery

Mr. Thomas (Preacher) Montgomery, age 76, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Public viewing will be held Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.