Maggie Izola Baker Henry Watson

February 23, 2021

In the dark and quiet hours of Monday morning, February 22, 2021, Maggie Izola Baker Henry Watson left the bonds of her earthly body and ascended to her heavenly home.

Maggie was 91 years of age at the time of her home-going. She was a woman of great strength and courage who loved the Lord with all her heart. She worked hard for her family and loved them all. She was also a great cook and could make a “mean” pound cake. She was taught to love the Lord as a child by her father and mother; Rev. & Mrs. Olin L. Baker.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Archie Henry and James Hugh Watson; sons, Kenneth Richard Henry and James Olin Watson; brothers, James, Dan and Terry Baker; and sisters, Voncile Pittman and Estelle Moore.

She leaves to cherish her memory; daughter, Diane (Ronnie) Cotton; sons, Dan (Michelle) Henry and Michael Watson; grand-daughters, Tracy (David) Arner and Erica (Clif) Colley, Alexandria (Danny) Martin, and Brittanie Watson Banks; grandsons, Jason (Rebecca) Cotton, Eric Henry, Clint Henry, and Lance Stinson; great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jarrod, Anna, Haley, Leo, Shane, Cooper, and Breyannah; brothers, David and Bobby;  and many nieces and nephews, as well as, her fur baby, Annie.

Many thanks to all the personnel at Sandy Ridge Health & Rehabilitation who made our Mother’s last months more comfortable by their care and love.

Thank you to the Atwood’s and all the staff of Faith Chapel, as well as, Covenant Hospice.

Ruby Thomas McGlothren

February 22, 2021

Ruby Thomas McGlothren, age 86, died on February 19, 2021, in Pensacola, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.

Ruby is survived by her son, Larry Thomas (Pam) and daughter, Lynn Hodge (Jackie); grandchildren, Derek Hodge, Amanda Capitell (Al), and Lauren Thomas; great grandchild, Hadley Capitell; brothers, Carl and Charles Darby; and many other family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eubie and Birdie Darby; husbands, Rufus Thomas and Ted McGlothren; brothers, James Darby, Leo Darby, and sister, Nell Cumbie.

Ruby was born on November 5, 1934 in Eliska, Alabama, to parents Eubie and Birdie Darby. She was a member of the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe. Ruby was a great family woman and a loving mother, sister and Nana. Ruby was a God fearing, strong willed woman who lived for her family. She retired from the Medical Center Clinic after many years.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m., at Victory Assembly of God in Molino, Florida; Reverend Jeff McKee will be officiating. The family would like to thank Alice Hall for her love and kindness, countless employees of The Blake, including Dyan, Laureine, Lisa, Patricia, Nancy, Shakiyah, Kenny, Deneen, and many more. A special thanks to Adam, Phillip, Chaplain Jason Adams, and Sheila with Emerald Coast Hospice. There have been so many people who Nana loved and touched and we thank all of them. Flowers can be sent to Faith Chapel Funeral Home.

Aubrey Stanley

February 22, 2021

Aubrey Stanley, age 85, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born on July
16, 1935 in Atmore, AL to the late Henry Watterson and Ruby Bell Stanley. He was a
member of First Assembly of God Church in Atmore, AL. He was a Vietnam Veteran who
served in the United States Air Force for twelve years. He retired after twenty three years
with the Civil Service as Assistant Fire Chief serving at Saufley Field, Pensacola Naval Air
Station and Subic Bay, Philippines where he was Crash Leader over the air field units. He
was Commander for seven years with Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 of the American Legion.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Gertrude Childress and his brother, Cecil
Stanley.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Hawkinson Stanley; his sons, Steven Aubrey
(Kim) Stanley of Pensacola, FL and Christopher Watterson (Bridget) Stanley of Silver Hill,
AL; his daughter, Leigh Ann Wooten of Thousand Oaks, CA; his brothers, Leonard
Stanley of Atmore, AL and Windom Stanley of Spanish Fort, AL; six grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Assembly
of God Church in Atmore, AL with Bro. Don Davis officiating. Interment will be at
Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors in Spanish Fort, AL at
a later date.
Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Robinson, Richard Keesler, Danny Guy, Ronnie
Albritton, Rick Hetrick and Donald Ray Weaver.
Honorary pallbearers will be Winston Bryan and Charles Wilson.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00
a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Atmore, AL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Assembly of God Church in Atmore, AL
or the American Legion Post in Atmore, AL.
For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though
wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged.

Charles Edward ‘Sonny’ Fore

February 22, 2021

Mr. Charles Edward ‘Sonny’ Fore, age 92 of Flomaton, AL, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home.

Mr. Fore was born in Flomaton and was a life long member of the Flomaton and Century areas where he owned and operated Fore Sand and Gravel and Fore Dixie Development Company. He loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fishing, horses, and thoroughly enjoyed cutting the grass. Mr. Fore attended Flomaton Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Richard and Edna White Fore; sister, Francis Scott; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Fore and two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Fore of Flomaton, AL; son, Darryl Fore of Flomaton, AL; daughter, Sharon (James) Pate of Flomaton, AL; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 9 AM until10 AM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Flomaton Funeral Home at 10 AM with Bro. Ronnie Fore officiating.

Pallbearers will be Drew Odom, Jesse Hamilton, Steve Stanton, Donnie Smith, Steve Creamer, Alan Lowery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Coy Boutwell, Pat Jarvis, James Campbell, W.T. Gafford, James Hicks, Melvin Johnson, Jerry Fischer, Doug Finlay, Albert Johnson.

Interment will be in Flomaton Cemetery, Flomaton, AL.

Johnnie William Taylor

February 21, 2021

Mr. Johnnie William Taylor affectionately known as Billy, surrounded by his family,
passed this world and into the next on February 14, 2021. Johnnie was born on January 3,
1944 in Atmore, AL and spent his life working and building his business and family there.
He is preceded in death by his father, James E. Taylor; his mother, Rosa Harrison Taylor;
his brother, Homer Taylor and his sisters, Dorothy Taylor Godwin and Callie Taylor
Irwin.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma McCall Taylor of Atmore, AL; their two
children, Lynn Taylor Winters (John) of Monroeville, AL and Suzanne Taylor of Auburn,
AL; their two granddaughters, Mary Taylor Winters and Lucinda Ruth Johnson who were
the lights of his life; his sister, Doris (Sue) Gohagin of Atmore, AL along with a multitude
of nieces, nephews, beloved family members and friends.
Graveside service will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery
in Atmore, AL with a close family friend, Joseph (JJ) Jones speaking.
Active pallbearers will be Dauphin Gohagin, Timothy Godwin, Jimmy Crook, Shawn
Linam, Earl Dailey and Hooper Matthews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Staff, James Reed, Jerry Cochran, Roy Rowley and Steve
Carpenter.
Visitation will be Friday, February 19, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Johnson-
Quimby Funeral Home.
For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though
wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged.

Hollis Ivan McKinley

February 19, 2021

Hollis Ivan McKinley, age 77, passed away on February 9, 2021. He was born on March 3, 1943 in Atmore, AL to the late George W. and Mamie Louise Cunningham McKinley. He was a retired Master Gunnery Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps and a retired Millrite with Swift Lumber Company.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jeanette McWhoter.

He is survived by his children, Rhonda McKinley Thomas of Pensacola, FL, Rex (Cindy) McKinley of Atmore, AL and Roxanne McKinley of Flomaton, AL; his step-sons, John Skipper of Atmore, AL and Matthew Skipper of Richmond, VA and his sisters, Linda (Bill) Pinto of Marietta, GA and Carolyn (Art) Austin of Dothan, AL and nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

No formal services will be held.

Roy F. “Frank” Willis, Jr.

February 18, 2021

Roy F. “Frank” Willis, Jr. died Monday, February 15, 2021 at home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy F. Willis and Essie Porter Willis; son, Jeff Willis; and brother, Larry Willis.

Frank is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Linda; grandchildren, Taylor Willis and Lane Willis; and sister, Connie Roper.

Frank was in the automobile business for several years. He was the owner and operator of Willis Auto Sales in Pensacola and Bay Minette, AL.

Pallbearers will be Robert Mitchell, Tex Sinon, Lane Willis, Brent Roberts, Dudley Herrington, and Brent Cravey.

Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor William Chancery officiating. Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5PM to 7PM on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the funeral home.

Robert Lawrence Fillmore

February 18, 2021

Robert Lawrence Fillmore, age 86, passed away on February 9, 2021. He was born on
March 10, 1934 in Escambia County, AL to the late Lawrence and Stella Godwin Fillmore.
He was a member of Presley Street Baptist Church and was a welder, farmer and truck
driver most of his life. He loved gardening and enjoyed turkey and quail hunting.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Graham Fillmore; three brothers,
Bill Fillmore, Jessie Fillmore and Jerry Fillmore and two sisters, Jane Davis and Luverne
Morton.

He is survived by his sons, Robert Glen Fillmore of Pensacola, FL, Jeff Fillmore of Atmore,
AL and Jason Fillmore (Julie McDonald) of Atmore, AL; his sister, Sang Hayles of
Atmore, AL, one granddaughter, Skylar Fillmore and his grandsons, Forrest Fillmore and
Justin Fillmore.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Noon at Johnson-Quimby
Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joseph T. Simpson officiating. Interment will follow at
Pine Barren Baptist Church Cemetery in Davisville, FL.

Active pallbearers will be Forrest Fillmore, Justin Fillmore, Warren Mosley, James Bell,
Barry Fillmore and Kevin Fillmore.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Noon
at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Nurses and Staff of Atmore
Community Hospital, Leigh, Leigh, Donna and Becky with Southern Care Hospice and Dr.
Sheldon Harigel.
For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though
wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged.

Jerry William Keese

February 18, 2021

Dr. Jerry William Keese, age 83, of Hopkinsville, KY, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville, KY.

Dr. Keese was a native of Anderson, SC, and had been a resident of Hopkinsville since 2014 coming from the Century and Flomaton areas. He was former pastor of First Baptist Church of Flomaton, and served as a minister for 60 plus years. He enjoyed traveling, organizing “Fun Folks” tours, golfing and was an avid reader. He was loved and adored by many. Mr. Keese was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Hazel Leathers Keese; brothers, Sam Keese and James Keese; sister, Doris McCalister, and his former wife, Doris Stokes Keese.

He is survived by his wife, Mollie Keese of Hopkinsville, KY; children, Michele (Terry Burchett) Keese of Gulf Breeze, FL, Whitney (Jeff) Crain of Gulf Breeze, FL, Irene (Dewey) Bondurant of Flomaton, AL, Martin Broomes of Cantonment, FL, Jan Sales of Cantonment, FL; sister, Jean Bolt of Anderson, SC; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; numerous other family members and friends.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Flomaton Cemetery with Dr. David Gardner officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Crain, Scott Myers, Jim Bondurant, Jack Broomes, Terry Burchett, Wes Sales.

Please share your memories and condolences with the family at www.flomatnfh.com.

Flomaton Funeral Home Directing.

Stella Dixon

February 18, 2021

Mrs. Stella Dixon, age 78, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Atmore, Alabama.

Mrs. Dixon was native and former resident of Perdido, AL and had resided in Atmore, AL for the past 36 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She loved sewing, quilting, gardening, cooking and canning. She was retired from Vanity Fair and a member of the Atmore Church of God. She is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Willie Hadley; son, Claude Hadley; two grandsons, Myles Shiver and Morgun Ridlehoover; great grandson, Aden Hadley; son-in-law, William Wells; seven sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by her four sons, Ronnie (Sissy) Hadley of Booneville, AL, Matt Clark (Lisa) Hadley of Milton, FL, Chester (Diane) Hadley of Booneville, AL and Willie Gordon Hadley of Atmore, AL; three daughters, Gladys Lavine (Danny) Minchew of Booneville, AL, Margie Wells of Perdido, AL and Becky Hadley Ridlehoover of Atmore, AL; daughter-in-law, Angie Hadley of Booneville, AL; one sister, Ella (B) Gilbert of Bay Minette, AL; special great granddaughter, Addison Clair Hadley of Booneville, AL; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Farley officiating.

Burial will follow at the Lottie Methodist Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 from 6 to 8 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chester Hadley, Mitchell Hadley, Willie Hadley, Joel Minchew, C.J. Hadley and Blakeley Sanders.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Larry Spellar.

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