Jerry S. Chandler
Mr. Jerry S. Chandler, age 74, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at his home in Barnett Crossroads, Ala. He was born in Enterprise, Ala., former resident of Montgomery, Ala. (twenty years) and Flomaton, Ala. (sixteen years) and had resided in Barnett Crossroads for the past twenty-eight years. He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He was former partner with Southern Dust Control of Flomaton, worked with Delco Construction, was a former Little League Baseball Coach in Flomaton and a member of the Canaan Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Denver and Boncile Chandler; brother, Dykes Chandler and sister, Jean Bragg.
Mr. Chandler is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Judi Chandler of Barnett Crossroads; one son, Scott (Sandy) Chandler of Flomaton; one daughter, Lacy Bozeman of Wetumpka, Ala.; one brother, Joe (Jewel) Chandler of Flomaton; two grandchildren, Jake (Amanda) Chandler and Kelsi Chandler and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services will be held Friday, December 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. at New Bethlehem Church Cemetery with Bro. Waylon Stuckey and Bro. Brandon Byrd officiating.
Pallbearers will be James Smith, Earl Self, Kevin Fillmore, Randy Grissett, Danny Grissett and Herman Fowler.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Ala.
Raymond and Mable Stophel
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (age 86) and Mable (age 88) Stophel, passed away together Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Bristol, Tenn., former resident of Ruffin, N.C. and had resided in Jay, Fla. for the past sixty-two years. He loved his family, his church family, his Lord and Savior and Alabama Football. He was retired from Greer’s Supermarket with forty years of service and a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, John and Mary Stophel; brother, William Elkaine Stophel; two
sisters, Margaret Ann Stophel and Gladys Draughn; two sisters-in-law and two
She was a native and life-long resident of Jay. She was a homemaker, loved her family, her church family, her Lord and Savior, gospel music, driving in the country, eating out and working in her yard. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mary Oglesbee and sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Carl Standifer.
Mr. and Mrs. Stophel are survived by one son, Mickey (Kathy) Stophel of Flomaton, Ala.; one daughter, Linda Ann Stophel of Jay, Fla.; two grandchildren, Brandon (Allison) Stophel of Perdido, Ala. and Rebecca Stophel of Flomaton and two great-grandchildren, Taelon Stophel and James Redmond, Jr.
Mr. Stophel is also survived by his two brothers, Harvey (Carolyn) Stophel of Ruffin, N.C. and Clarence Stophel of Clarksville, Va. and one sister, Helen Montgomery of Ruffin.
Mrs. Stophel is also survived by one brother, Willie (Bonnie) Oglesbee of Flomaton.
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Gordan Dillashaw and Bro. Joe Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Walling Cemetery in Jay, Fla.
The family will receive friends Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Doug Peacock, Bobby Standifer, William Standifer, Steven Caraway, Jerry Nowling and R.G. Nowling.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Ala.
Jack Robert Lovely
Mr. Jack Robert Lovely, age 95, of Edmond, Okla., passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. He was born in Weatherford, Okla. to William Chester Lovely and Catherine (Renshaw) Lovely. Jack loved the outdoors and frequently took Fridays off to go hunting, trapping or fishing which earned him the nickname “Friday”. He worked for TG&Y for thirty-seven years managing several stores throughout Oklahoma City and then transferred to a new store in Atmore, Ala.
When Jack was 16, he was out rabbit hunting with a few friends. As they were driving across a rough field a shot gun, from inside the pickup, discharged! The shot went through the cab and into Jacks leg! It took 6 months in the hospital to recover but it didn’t dampen “Friday’s” desire to be out with nature.
Mr. Lovely is survived by two brothers, Ron Lovely and Jim Lovely; three children, Chester Lloyd Lovely (Jana), Jenny Jacalyn Lovely and Max Robert Lovely (Janine); his grandchildren, Julie Papp (Tomas), Stephanie Lovely, Robin Enright (Jared), Jake Kluck (Ashleigh, as well as five great-grandchildren.
After retirement, Jack began a new “career” as a deckhand on the charter boat “Sea Spray”. During this time, Jack and his best friend, Bill Staff, could be found fishing in the Gulf or the Tennisaw River, as well as, playing cards at one of the many deer camps. He loved fish fries or whatever could be eaten with a group of friends. Many stories have come from those fish fries, which most of them questionable as to the facts!
After moving back to Oklahoma, Jack enjoyed watching deer and turkeys eat corn in his driveway. Squirrels, however, were the enemy! He hated those “tree rats” and kept birdshot in the 22 pistol to chase them away. One day, while aiming at one of those varmints, he lost his balance. During the process of falling, the gun went off and “Friday” shot himself in the same leg which had been, previously, shot! The medical staff marveled that he still had shot in that leg since 1940!
Jack was a tolerant, thoughtful, non-judgmental listener who would only give advice when asked. His accepting demeanor drew many people to his porch to sit and share stories. His passing leaves a void in the fabric of his family and friends who will miss Jack’s straight forward humor and smile.
A private internment will proceed at a later date.
Edna Juanita Coleman Edmondson
Mrs. Edna Juanita Coleman Edmondson, age 86, of Perdido, Ala., passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at her home. She was born in Atmore, Ala. and had resided in Perdido for most of her life. She was retired from Vanity Fair as a seamstress with thirty years of service and a member of the Perdido Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Eva Morris Coleman; son-in-law, Kyle Burns; granddaughter, Abranda Shane Morris; brother, Jr. Coleman, and sister, Elaine White.
Mrs. Edmondson is survived by her husband, Robert Edmondson; sons, Mike (Cathy) Eady and Joey (Tracy) Eady; daughter, Tammy Eady Burns; step-daughter, Becky Edmondson; grandchildren, Micheal Eady, Tabatha Eady, Abbie (Will) Brillinger, Chasity Eady, Colt Morris, Levi (Amy) Eady, Joy (Ben) Gordon, Zoe Findley, Ivy Findley, Bradley Findley; and she is also survived by nineteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Bubba Rolin officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Cemetery.
The family received friends Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jeff Parker, Bobby Milstead, Andy Wasdin, Ricky Gerald, Darrill Hicks, Dewayne Smith, Ronnie Coleman and Randy Hyatt.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala
Chester Arthur Lyons, Jr.
Mr. Chester Arthur Lyons, Jr., age 82, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Atmore Nursing Center. A native of Atmore, he was a 1955 graduate of Escambia County Training School and was a member of Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. After graduation from high school, he relocated to Chicago, Ill. where he worked for Republic Engineered Steel Company – Chicago, until his retirement. He relocated back to Atmore over 20 years ago, and worked for years as a funeral attendant with Turner Funeral Chapel from 2000 until his health begin to fail.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Lyons; his parents, Chester Arthur, Sr. and Gussie Lee Lyons; his brothers, Willie Arthur and Carney Lyons and his sisters, Mabel Parker, Vivian Patten, and Bertha McMillian.
Mr. Lyons is survived by his sister, Joyce (C.J.) Lamar of Atmore; one son Chester (Mary) Dawson of Atmore; one step-son, Dwan (Cynthia) Johnson of Slidell, La., grandchildren; devoted cousin, Louie (Sabrina) Turner, III of Atmore; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in- laws, and friends.
Celebratory services will be held Graveside, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Stallworth Cemetery – Harris Street with Rev. Joe L. Hayes, officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday, December 18, 2020 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Turner Funeral Chapel in charge of all arrangements.
Mary Anna Byrd Lee
Mrs. Mary Anna Byrd Lee, age 75, of Evergreen, Ala., passed away Friday, December 4, 2020. She was born in Conecuh County, Ala. to the late Daniel Jackson Byrd, Jr., and Ella Mae Lee
Byrd. She accepted the Lord at a very young life and joined Centennial Baptist Church. She grew up in Evergreen and was educated in the Conecuh County Public School System. After marrying Melvin Lee, she moved to California and several years later moved back to Evergreen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Eva Pearl and one brother, Daniel Jackson Byrd, III.
Mrs. Lee is survived by Dorothy Grace of Bay Minette, Ala., Willie Byrd, Laura Byrd and Minner Chase, all of Evergreen; four devoted aunts, Ida Mae Lee of Pensacola, Fla, Evelyn Lagronein of Bowie, My., Christine Page of Evergreen, Ala. a d Lillie B. Hawkins of Mobile, Ala along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Centennial No. 1 Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Clemons officiating. Burial followed at Centennial No. 1 Cemetery, Evergreen.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were family and friends.
Christian memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Evergreen, Ala.
Charles R. Lindsey
Graveside services for Mr. Charles R. Lindsey will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Atmore, Ala.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.