Area Mourns Loss Of Newspaper Founder, Columnist, Educator McGill

March 13, 2019

A man involved in local media and education passed away on Sunday, March 10.  Lowell Stephen “Gingerboy” McGill, Sr., was 84.

A native of Perdido, AL, he had resided in Atmore of the last 62 years.

McGill founded The Tri-Ledger in 1971 and operated The Atmore News Journal in the early 1980s. He also wrote a historical column for The Atmore Advance, where he ended with the quote “It always whispers to me…those days of long ago”. He also worked as a DJ at WATM radio in Atmore and was the voice of the Escambia County High School Blue Devils.

McGill taught school in Bratt and Century, and was principal of the school in McCullough.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ouida Troutman McGill and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Brooks Memorial Baptist Church in Atmore.


2 Responses to “Area Mourns Loss Of Newspaper Founder, Columnist, Educator McGill”

  1. James on March 13th, 2019 8:41 am

    Mr. McGill was truly a great gentleman. We attended church with him & his wife for years. He always had a kind word & will be greatly missed.

  2. Susan. Barnes on March 13th, 2019 7:34 am

    He’s a Legend or of re most precious teachers ever been he was our. Freind he showed his students love and encouraged us. Rest in peace our freind

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