Willie “Woobie” Stacey
Mr. Willie “Woobie” Stacey, of Rabun, Ala. passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home. He was a talker; he would sit around and talk to his family for hours about past events. After his retirement he became an avid fisherman and would give daily reports on the river. He was always talking about how hardheaded his brothers were and they wouldn’t do anything like he wanted it done. He made numerous trips to Alaska to visit his son and grandchildren. When he got home, he had to tell everyone about the trip in minute, by minute, detail. He lived for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luzell and Letha Mae Stacey; brother, Elbert Stacey and sisters, Marie Hadley and Jeanette Chafin, all of Rabun.
Mr. Stacey is survived by the mother of his children, Cheryl Alford of Pensacola, Fla.; his two children, Willie “D’Wayne” (Stephanie) Stacey of Anchorage, Alaska, Dana (Christi “That Girl”) Stacey of Bay Minette, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Kassidy (Derick), Angel, Cameron, Katelyn, Charlie, Ty Logan and Aubree; one unborn great-grandson, D.J. Brand; two brothers, Bob (Lorri) Stacey, Bo Stacey and three sisters, Joyce Hadley, Carolyn (Danny) Hadley and Diane (Don) Sanks; one sister-in-law, Rose Stacey and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Dean Cemetery with Rev. Don Sanks officiating.
Pallbearers were Willie Stacey, Cameron Archer, Danny Hadley, James Donald, Clifton Smith, and Charles Stewart.
Honorary pallbearers were William Stewart and Bo Floyd.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC. in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
Arthur “Bear” Brantley, Jr.
Mr. Arthur “Bear” Brantley, Jr., age 86, of East Brewton, Ala. passed away Monday May 3, 2021 at his residence after a brief illness. He was a native of Uriah, Ala., a former resident of Atmore, Ala. and a long-time resident of East Brewton. He was a member of the East Brewton First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of JU Blacksher High School; a U.S. Airforce Veteran having served in the Korean War; and was retired from Monsanto after thirty-two years. of service. After retirement he worked at the Escambia County Career Tech, YMCA, T.R. Miller High School. He was an avid Alabama Fan and gardener.
Mr. Brantley is survived by his children, Wayne McGhee of Atmore, Becky Daughtrey (Tommy) Blair of Phenix City, Ala., Sherry (Steve) Dunnaway of East Brewton, Deborah (Darrell) Arrant of Flomaton, Al., Regina (JoJo) Hoomes of Brewton, Lynn (Lynne) Brantley of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; grandchildren, Clint Daughtrey, Jennifer Bogusz, Nicole Yoder, Kristy Edwards, Alicia White, Katie Sirmon, Sgt. Tyler Hoomes, Hunter Brantley, Holly Grace Brantley; eleven great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Strech, Miranda Edwards, Ali Dunnaway, Kamryn Dunnaway, Reagan Edwards, Caroline Bogusz, Isaac White, Hope White, Reiss Edwards, Faith White, Tucker Yoder.
The family did receive friends Friday, May 7, 2021 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Brewton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11a.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Edwards and Speaker Jeremy Yoder officiating. Interment followed in Fort Crawford Cemetery East Brewton.
Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Brewton, Ala.
Jason Edward Taylor
Mr. Jason Edward Taylor, age 45, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla. He was a native of Pensacola. He was a loving father, husband, friend, son and step-father.
He was preceded in death by James Edward Taylor I, Mary Taylor and Greg Cook.
Mr. Taylor is survived by a daughter, Kayla Danyel Taylor of Atmore, Ala.; loving wife, Rhonda Lynn Taylor; two step-children, Christopher Brandon Knorr and Jamie Lynn Knorr, both of Atmore; mother, Terry A. Fredriksen of Satsuma Ala.; brother, Michael Anthony Lingo of Mobile, Ala. and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Sanchez officiating. Burial followed at Judson Cemetery.
The family did receive friends Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 12 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. a Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Christopher Knorr, Jason Davis, Taylor Flynn, Shawn Layton, Aaron Smedley and Travis Daughtry.
Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Gregson and Quentin Smedley.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC. in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
Betty Lanell Davis
Betty Lanell Davis, age 70, passed away on April 15, 2021 in Loxley, Ala. She was a member of Escambia County High School class of 1968.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Friendly Holiness Church in Poarch, 3266 Atmosphere Rd., Atmore, Ala. The service will be very informal and lunch is being prepared.
Dean Swindal Graham
Mrs. Dean Swindal Graham, age 90, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday May 6, 2021. She was born in Sprott, Ala. to the late J.O. and Virgie Mae Swindal. She was a retired elementary school teacher. In 1952 she graduated from her beloved Alabama College, now known as Montevallo. Dean taught school for most of her career at A.C. Moore in Atmore, where she had many special friends and colleagues. She was honored to be a “50” year member of Delta Kappa Gamma. A longtime member of First Baptist of Atmore; she taught Sunday school and VBS; was a faithful member of WMU and served on many committees. Her faith, church and family were the delights of her life.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Sam to whom she was married for “59” years and a granddaughter, Jessica.
Mrs. Graham leaves behind two daughters, Anne Sherrill (Kent) and Gayle Carpenter (Steve); two sons, David (Dale) and Steve (Tammy); four granddaughters, Samantha Graham; Lindsey Sherrill, Kate Sherrill and Meg Walston; four grandsons, Jason Graham, Christopher Graham, Evan Graham (Melea) and Doug Sherrill (Haley); four great-grandchildren, with one on the way, Daniel Repasky, Jake, Harper, and Sawyer Walston.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Garrett officiating. A private burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Atmore, Ala or Atmore Public Library.
Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
John L. Walker
Mr. John L. Walker, of Evergreen, Ala., passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Christian Memorial Funeral Home.
Michael Franklin “Mickey” Cannon
Coach Michael Franklin “Mickey” Cannon, age 72, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Atmore. He was born in Andalusia, Ala. to the late Franklin McNeal Cannon and Mary Tom Johnson Cannon. He was a graduate of Escambia County High School in Atmore, earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Livingston College, Master’s Degree from Troy University, received his counselor certification from University of South Alabama and retired from Costal Alabama Community College. He coached for forty-five years winning five state championships and was named baseball coach of the year in both Alabama and Florida. Coach Cannon only had one losing season in his coaching career. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Atmore.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Dickinson Cannon of Atmore ; his children, Melissa Cannon (Shane) Knockemus of Montgomery, Ala. and his son, Michael Franklin (Misty) Cannon, Jr. of Atmore; two brothers, Steve Cannon of Brewton, Ala. and Mark Cannon of East Brewton, Ala.; five grandchildren, Erin Terrell, Emma Terrell, Tripp Cannon, Ella Rose Cannon and Kaylie Curtis.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Reverend Andy Gartman officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Bernard Peacock, David Nolin, Allen Smith, Matthew Sloop, Randall Barnett and Jason Barnett.
Honorary pallbearers will Mike Franklin, Floyd Adams, Gary Watson, Fritz Currie and Frank Walker.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Atmore “More Than Bricks” Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Donnie Lane (Kennedy) Rodgers
Mrs. Donnie Lane (Kennedy) Rodgers, age 77, of Honoraville, Ala., passed away Friday, May 7, 2021 in Atmore, Ala. She was born in Greenville, Ala. to the late Woodrow and Nora Bell Kennedy. She was a bank teller with Whitney Bank for many years. She was a member of Antioch East Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Rodgers is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Herman Louis Rodgers of Honoraville; sons, Kenneth (Elaine) Rodgers of Atmore and Richard (Sandy) Rodgers of Greenville; grandchildren, Jonathan (Danielle) Rodgers, Christina (Bryan) Weddle, Joshua Rodgers, Nicholas Rodgers and Andrew Rodgers; great-grandchildren, Ryver Dye, Blakeleigh Rodgers and Jaxon Rodgers; sister, Faye (Tom) Matthews and nephew, Bruce Matthews.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Noon at Antioch East Baptist Church in Greenville with Bro. Barry McCord officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Rodgers, Joshua Rodgers and Ryver Dye.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. until service time at Noon at Antioch East Baptist Church in Greenville.
Flowers may be sent to Antioch East Baptist Church.
Johnson-Quimby and Dunklin Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Ann Ward
Ms. Phyllis Ann Ward, age 57, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Atmore, Ala. She loved playing with her grandson, Lane. She had an obsession with ball caps and enjoyed being outdoors, especially to go fishing. She was a big fan of Alabama football. She was a proud member of the Poarch Bank of Creek Indians.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Luvern Ward and many other family members.
Ms. Ward is survived by one daughter, Shania (Tyler) Hilburn of Atmore; one grandson, Lane Hilburn of Atmore; four brothers, Ray (Christine) Ward, Randall (Janet) Ward, Carlton (Melissa) Ward and Freddy Ward, all of Atmore; two sisters, Tena (David) Bryars and Juanita Fears, all of Atmore; special friends, Deborah Hughes and Vicki Lee and many nieces, nephew other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 12 2021 at 11 a.m. at Friendly Holiness Church with Rev. Ray Ward, David Bryars and Dale Aplin officiating. Burial will follow at New Home Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6 p.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Friendly Holiness Church.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Bryars, Carl Ward, Randall Ward, Jamie Barber, Dylan McGhee and Freddy Ward.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kendall Reed and Douglas Daughtry.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
Loyce Johnson Donald
Mrs. Loyce Johnson Donald, age 80, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, May 3, 2021. She retired from Vanity Fair Mills and was a member of Atmore First Assembly of God Church. She never met a stranger. One of her lifelong neighbors said it best…I never heard her say an unkind word to anyone or about anyone. She had deep faith that sustained her through her battle of Alzheimer’s as those were the sweet memories she always talked about when others were no longer there.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Viana Elizabeth Whidbee Johnson, Sr.; her husband, Weldie E. Donald; siblings, Willard “Poodlum” Johnson, Jr., Doris Steadham, Amos Johnson and Joyce Thomson; grandson, Amon Mark Wietbrock.
Mrs. Donald is survived by her only child, a daughter, Tracie Donald of Lewes, DE; two brothers, Billy Johnson of Decatur, Ala. and Bobby Johnson of Mobile, Ala.; one sister, Laura Napps of Florence, Ala.; one grandson, Matthew Wietbrock and wife, Danyell; one granddaughter, Tessie Breuer and husband, Alex; one great-grandchild, Brynn Everly Wietbock ; her sisters-in-law, Wilma Johnson (Poodlum), Lorraine May (Bill) and brother-in-law, Pete Thomson (Joyce); and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Serenity Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Don Sanks officiating. Burial will follow at Serenity Gardens Cemetery.
A family visitation will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Johnson Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.