By SHERRY DIGMON
It was a touching testament to Robbie Lynn Carnley and her family – fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, dozens upon dozens of vehicles bearing friends and family … and mail trucks driven by her co-workers. They lined up Sunday afternoon, August 22, to form a funeral procession from Petty Eastside Chapel to Little Escambia Baptist Church Cemetery in Flomaton.
Robbie passed away August 18. She was a lifelong resident of Flomaton and worked for the postal service more than 20 years. Many folks in Atmore knew her because she worked every route in the city at one time or another. Comments on Facebook attest to her ready smile and friendliness.
Robbie’s dad, Steve Stanton, is chief of the Flomaton Fire Department. In that profession, every first responder is family and that was evident in the fire trucks, fire rescue, and police and sheriff’s vehicle from several communities in the procession.
Atmore Postmaster Lester Cogollo said Robbie’s co-workers asked about driving their mail trucks in the procession to pay homage to their friend.
Sunday afternoon, they all pulled out, slowly making their way on Highway 31 to the cemetery.
When the Atmore fire truck brought up the end of the procession, when the last vehicle left the funeral home, one vehicle was left – Robbie’s mail truck.
Photos from the funeral procession
Link video of the funeral procession https://fb.watch/7CkYLd89Me/