Our Obituaries

James Burnett Botts

March 11, 1954 - January 27, 2018

Our hearts are broken, but the heavenly host is rejoicing mightily that Jimmy Botts has joined the party. Our dear husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle and extraordinarily special friend peacefully departed this earth in the early morning of Saturday, January 27th, surrounded by a room of witnesses and love. No one who ever crossed paths with his delightful soul will ever...
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James Burnie Ellis

June 24, 1933 - January 26, 2018

Mr. James Burnie Ellis, Jr., age 84, resident of Semmes, AL, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. He preceded in death by his parents, James Burnie Ellis, Sr. and Etta Lee Watson Ellis, brother, Ralph Eugene Ellis and sister, Mary Lee Riddle. Mr. Ellis was owner and operator of Greystone Nursery for many years. He will be remembered by his family as a loving and devoted husband, father and...
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Loraine Dickey Reese

January 15, 1929 - January 25, 2018


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Brenda Joyce Morley

September 28, 1944 - January 25, 2018

Brenda Joyce Morley, born September 28, 1944 in Uriah Alabama, passed away on January 25, 2018 at a local hospital. She loved to travel and visited Paris, Hawaii and many other wonderful places. A Poarch Creek Indian and a member of a Mardi Gras Mystical Society. She loved living life and her family.She is preceded in death by a son-in-law George Anthony, Jr and brother-in-law Michael Campbell....
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Irene Theofiles

January 24, 1921 - January 25, 2018

Mrs. Irene Theofiles, age 97, of Mobile, AL, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Nick Theofiles, and parents, Sam and Maria Kurkulakis. Mrs. Theofiles and her husband were owners of the Tiny Diney on Holcomb Drive, Manhattan Grill, St. Francis Street and Paros Restaurant on St. Stephens Road. She was also employed with Krispy Kreme Donuts for over...
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Dorothea Bitzer Pollard

February 10, 1924 - January 24, 2018

Dorothea Bitzer Pollard, born February 10, 1924, passed away January 24, 2018 at a local nursing facility. Mrs. Pollard was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Geraldine Bitzer, spouse Bruce T. Pollard, Sr., son Bruce T. Pollard, Jr., and sister Valerie McDonough Davis.Mrs. Pollard is survived by daughter Beth Pollard of Mobile; a daughter-in-law Peggy Pollard King (James) of Biloxi;...
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Albernita Rosemary Bosarge

December 31, 1937 - January 24, 2018

Albernita Rosemary Bosarge - born December 31, 1937, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. "Punnie", as she was known to her family and friends, was a 1960 graduate of Spring Hill College. She worked as a medical technologist for 40 years, retiring from Springhill Memorial Hospital and U.S. A. Children and Women's Hospital laboratories. She is survived by her loving husband...
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Otho Prentiss Craft

September 15, 1930 - January 24, 2018


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Timothy Peter Ahmadi

March 22, 1927 - January 24, 2018

Dr. Timothy Peter Ahmadi, age 90, longtime physician in Mobile, AL passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ali and Parvine Ahmadi, first wife, Nettie Catherine Arata Ahmadi, sons, Timothy Peter and Gregory Joseph Ahmadi, brother Manu Ahmadi and sister Parvine Ahmadi. Dr. Ahmadi served as a Physician during the Persian War, and had been private...
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Evelyn May Burns

November 9, 1927 - January 24, 2018

Evelyn May Burns, 90, born on November 9, 1927, in Arcadia, Kansas, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. She became a resident of Mobile in 1959. She was a member of Holy Family Parish.She is preceded in death by her husband, Patrick E. Burns, and a son, Timothy J. Burns. She is survived by 2 sons, Richard L. Burns (Angie), Peter Burns (Brenda), and daughter, Patricia B. Garner...
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John Carleton Wilkins III

March 9, 1947 - January 23, 2018

Jack Wilkins passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 23, 2018. He was 70 years old, having been born on March 9, 1947 to Carleton and Margueritte Wilkins. At the time of his death, he and his wife Sasi were living in Daphne, Alabama. He is survived by his wife, his brother and sisters, his children, his grandchildren and many other friends and relatives. Born and raised in...
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Gail Marie Matthews

January 20, 1937 - January 22, 2018


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Diana Alley Morgan

January 8, 1926 - January 22, 2018

Mrs. Diana Alley Morgan, age 92, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents; Bluford and Gertrude Alley, husband, William McCarthy Morgan, I, sister, Helen Muller and brother, J. B. Alley. Mrs. Morgan graduated from Murphy High School, attended the University of Alabama, and Traphagen School of Design in New York City. She was employed as a draftsman during...
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Robert Shane Manley

September 21, 1970 - January 21, 2018

A native of Austin, Texas and resident of Mobile for most of his life, died January 21, 2018 at the age of 47. He was a graduate of Baker High School. Shane was employed with AKZO Nobel for over 20 years with multiple service awards. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and Alabama Crimson Tide fan.Mr. Manley is preceded in death by his father James Larry Manley. He is survived by his loving wife...
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Alice Gertrude Dudley

July 20, 1926 - January 21, 2018

Alice was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kurth in Manistee, Michigan and in early childhood became a resident of Mobile. She graduated from Murphy High School and attended the Mobile Infirmary School of Nursing where she later worked as a surgical nurse until the birth of her first daughter. Alice was active in civic organizations and served as treasurer for the Mobile County Medical Auxilary. She...
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Maude Ellen Campbell

February 16, 1929 - January 21, 2018

Maude Ellen Ash Campbell, 88, born February 16, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Mobile Nursing and Rehab, Mobile, Al.Mrs. Campbell retired after 30 years of service as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Ralph Powell. She was a member of the Moffett Road Baptist Church where she enjoyed spending time with the children teaching at the vacation bible School. She...
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Andrew Michael King

February 25, 1988 - January 20, 2018

Andrew Michael King, age 29, passed away unexpectedly in Telluride, Colorado on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Andrew worked at the Telluride Ski Resort. He attended Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama. Andrew was an outgoing young man with a captivating smile and an ever-inquisitive mind. He enjoyed playing his guitar, listening to the Grateful Dead and exploring the great outdoors, especially...
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William Kenneth Kilcrease

August 11, 1930 - January 16, 2018

William "Bill" Kenneth Kilcrease, 87, of Grand Bay, went to be with our Lord Monday, January 15, 2018. Born August 11, 1930 in Glen, Mississippi, he was the eldest son of the late James William and Lydia Kilcrease. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Carpenter Kilcrease, who is his loving wife of 66 years. In 1963, he and Peggy moved to Grand Bay, and he worked at the Chevron...
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Marlin Donnelly Cash

November 13, 1932 - January 15, 2018

Marlin D. Cash, Sr., 85, born November 13, 1932 in Mobile, Alabama passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Providence Hospital, Mobile, AlabamaDad proudly served in the Untied States Marine Corps and was a Korean War Veteran.His biggest accomplishment was raising his children. He taught us to respect others.He taught us to be compassionate.He taught us to be honest.He always encouraged us.He...
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Charles Joseph Fontana

September 21, 1929 - January 15, 2018

Charles Joseph Fontana, 88, born September 21, 1929 in Monroe, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Springhill Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama.Mr. Fontana was retired at the age of 70 as a Mechanical Engineer, retiring from International Paper Company after 35 years of service he continued working for Kellogg Brown and Root and BE and K Engineers.Mr. Fontana attended Ouachita High...
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Mary Pierce Johnston

December 5, 1928 - January 15, 2018


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Rosemary Smith Demouy

February 3, 1930 - January 14, 2018


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Gregory Leon Kotis

March 2, 1958 - January 14, 2018

Gregory Leon Kotis, age 59, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. Mr. Kotis was employed for over seventeen years with the Mobile Water Company. He was an avid golfer, and member of Timbercreek Golf Club, loved Alabama football, his pets and travelling. He was looking forward to his next adventure. He worked with his father on their shrimp boat, George Anna. Greg is survived by his wife, Tavi...
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Diana Lynn Duckworth

November 29, 1947 - January 14, 2018

Diana Lynn Duckworth, age 70, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Evelyn Zumbro Duckworth, uncle and aunt, Carl and MaryAnn Todd and uncle and aunt, John and Margaret Zumbro, cousins, Jerry Todd, Sr. and John Zumbro. Diana had worked as a Medical Technician in the Mobile area for many years, and was presently working at Providence Hospital...
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Evelyn J. Hyde

December 4, 1924 - January 14, 2018

Evelyn Jackson Hyde - of Mobile, AL, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Evelyn Margaret Jackson was born Dec. 4th, 1924, in Mobile to Thomas E. and Elizabeth ("Bessie") H. Jackson. She attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Convent of Mercy High School in 1942. Evelyn married Robert James Hyde Jr. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1949. Together they raised six children. For more than...
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Janet Locklier

May 24, 1944 - January 14, 2018

Janet Locklier, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Providence Hospital, Mobile, Al. Janet was born to Belma and Mose Hudson on May 24, 1944 in Opp, AL.Mrs. Locklier was a longtime Small Business Owner. She adored her grandchildren and children. She enjoyed spending time with friends at their many lunches. She enjoyed doing crafts, from quilting...
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Iris W. Wright

October 28, 1925 - January 14, 2018


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Annie Mae Sibley Busby Fay

May 16, 1919 - January 13, 2018

Annie Mae Sibley Busby Fay, age 98, a life long resident of Mobile, passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who loved life, her family and the Lord. A long time member of Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, AL.She was preceded in death by; father George Dorsey Busby and mother Katie Lu Wilkinson, husband Gordon...
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Dolores Irvena Moore

November 18, 1929 - January 13, 2018

Dolores Irvena (Bena) Pierce Moore, 88 years old, and a lifetime resident of Mobile, Al, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at her home after a short illness in the hospital. She was a long-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Young at Heart Club. Throughout her career, she worked at Gulf Transport, Gayfer's and Sears for over twenty years. Dolores also worked and...
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Christopher Frank Drago

February 11, 1941 - January 12, 2018


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Kay Irene McKee

February 14, 1939 - January 12, 2018

Mrs. Kay Irene McKee, age 78, longtime resident of Mobile, AL, passed away peacefully Friday, January 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. McKee is preceded in death by her husband, William Lavert McKee and parents, Lothar and Hazel England Thietje. Mrs. McKee retired after over twenty-five years of service as a Trust Officer with Trustmark Bank. She was a member of the National...
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Mary Pennington Dennis Shilling

April 14, 1953 - January 12, 2018

Mary Pennington "Penny" Dennis Shillling, age 64, a native of Mobile, AL passed away at a local nursing home on Friday. January 12, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Shilling, her parents, Francis Eugene Dennis and Jane Evelyn Pennington Dennis and her brothers Francis Eugene Dennis, Jr. and John Patrick Dennis. She is survived by two children, Adriana Shilling Schulz and Rudy...
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Earl L. Sullivan

June 12, 1933 - January 11, 2018

Earl L. Sullivan, a native of Mobile, and resident of Semmes, AL. moved to his heavenly home on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Alpin and Mildred Sullivan and seven siblings.He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jenny Stewart Sullivan; four children, Sherrel (Evis) Cochran, Jackie (Mike) Rogers, Richard (Lisa) Sullivan and Stephanie Lesley; grandchildren...
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George Lemon Herrin

October 16, 1933 - January 10, 2018

George L. Herrin, Sr., a native of Mobile, AL died 01/10/2018. He was a graduate of Murphy High School and attended Spring Hill College and Auburn University. He was a honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1958 after serving 4 years as an air traffic controller and shift supervisor. He then returned to Auburn University to continue his education and received a Bachelor of...
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Maire Caitlin Olsen

March 22, 1991 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Paul A. Hankins

August 6, 1942 - January 9, 2018

Paul A. Hankins, age 75, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Vernie Perkins Hankins, and sister, Irma Jean Salter. Paul was employed with International Paper and Kimberly Clark for many years and reired after 13 years with the University of South Alabama. He was a faithful member of Moffett Road Baptist Church for...
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Albert Clark Sharpe

November 25, 1968 - January 7, 2018

Albert Clark Sharpe Jr., age 49, of Semmes, Alabama passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 surrounded by family. Al was born November 25, 1968, in Anniston, Alabama to Ollice Reeves Sharpe and Albert C. "Buddy" Sharpe, Sr.Al was a lifelong resident of Semmes, AL, where he was a very active member of the Semmes Baseball Association. He also served as a coach, friend, and mentor to the MGM Vikings...
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Brenda Sue Coleman

September 16, 1959 - January 7, 2018

Brenda Sue Coleman, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Brenda is survived by her daughters; Jennifer Erickson, Ashley Clark, Heather Hess and her longtime companion Mark Johnson. She is also survived by one sister and four grandchildren; Madison Clark, Jessica Hess, Heidi Hess and Anneliese Erickson. Brenda will be remembered by her family as a loving mother,...
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James C. Nelson

October 22, 1921 - January 6, 2018

James Charles "sox" Nelson Sr., 96, born October 22, 1921 in Halls, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Palm Gardens Health and Rehab, Mobile, AL.,Mr. Nelson was a cabinet Maker by trade. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Emma Lee Nelson; a son, Stainley Earl Nelson; parents, Thomas and Mittie Davis Nelson; a brother, Brooks Nelson...
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Florence Elizabeth Cowan

February 27, 1946 - January 5, 2018

Florence Elizabeth Cowan, a native of Mobile, passed away at the age of 71 at her home in Mobile, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford M, Jr. and Rosalie S. Cowan. She is survived by her brothers, Leslie C. Cowan and his wife Diane and John R. Cowan, Sister Janice C. Thompson. She is also survived by seven nephews and nieces, as well as ten great nephews and nieces....
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Gretchen Annette Esquibel

December 26, 1956 - January 5, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Sonia Gavin

January 27, 1929 - January 4, 2018

Sonia Gavin, 88, born January 27, 1929 in New York, New York, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama.Mrs. Gavin was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Russell Gavin, Jr. Surviving is her loving and devoted daughter, Lani (Thomas M.) Powell of Vestavia, Alabama.Memorials in Mrs. Gavin's memory may be made to the VIA Center, 1717 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL., 36604Private...
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Thomas Wesley Diamond

September 6, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Thomas Wesley Diamond, age 83, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Wes was born September 6, 1934, in Greenville, Alabama to Ferrell Mae Colley Diamond and Walter Allen Diamond. Wes is survived by his wife of 59 years, Delmar Ruth Strong Diamond; two daughters, Katie (J.R.) Lucas and Sandie Nichols; two brothers, Paul (Susie) Diamond and Bill Diamond; a sister Martha...
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Penelope Newell

November 5, 1946 - January 2, 2018

Penelope Peck Newell, daughter of the late Robert and Maxine Peck, a native and life-long resident of Mobile, AL, passed away peacefully at a local hospital on January 2, 2018.Mrs. Newell is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles William Newell; three children, Winnie Niemi, Charles Newell Jr, and Ashley Zanco; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Hornsby, Josh Newell, Elizabeth Ladnier, Alyssa...
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Lillie Elizabeth Hammac

June 12, 1921 - January 2, 2018

Lillie Elizabeth Pugh Hammac, age 96, of Eight Mile, Alabama passed away on Tuesday January 2, 2018. Lillie was born June 12, 1921 in Appleton, Alabama to Donie Pugh and Ealy Pugh. Lillie is survived by her daughter, Joyce Conniff; her son, John (Glenda) Hammac; four grandchildren, Matthew Hammac, Jenna Hammac, Ronald (Charlene) Conniff, and Robert (Jacklyn) Conniff; nine great-grandchildren; and...
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John Joseph Wynne

July 3, 1950 - January 1, 2018

John Joseph Wynne, age 67, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. John was born July 3, 1950, in Mobile, Alabama to Hilda Maria Gomez Wynne and John Jacob Wynne. John is survived by his son, Chad (Lorin) Wynne; his daughter, Michelle (Brentin) Odom; his mother, Hilda Maria Gomez Wynne; his sister, Margaret (Ronnie) Spivey; and two granddaughters, Catherine Dunn and Emily Wynne...
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Jessie Jean Montgomery

November 28, 1927 - January 1, 2018

Jessie Jean Simpson Montgomery, age 90, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Monday January 1, 2018. Jessie was born November 28, 1927 in Eldridge, Alabama to Julia Norris Simpson and Granville W Simpson. Jessie is survived by her husband of 71 years, James T Montgomery, Sr.; son, James (Jamie) Montgomery, Jr.; daughter, Donna (Bill) Newell; sister, Richmond Simpson Guthrie; very special friend,...
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Ruth Marie Schaffer

December 7, 1931 - December 31, 2017

Mrs. Ruth Marie Schaffer, age 86, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband John Frederick Schaffer, parents and three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Schaffer was a devout Catholic and member of Our Savior Catholic Church. Mrs. Schaffer is survived by her nine children; Sheila (Reynold) Barron, Theresa (William) Gegenheimer, John (Debbie) Schaffer, III,...
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David William Blacksher

December 11, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Mr. David William Blacksher, Jr., a native of Mobile and longtime resident of Fairhope, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Katheryne Greene Blacksher, his son, David William Blacksher, III, parents, David William Blacksher, Sr.. and Elsie Studwell Blacksher, and brothers, John Leslie Blacksher and James Uriah Blacksher. He is...
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Ennis George Sellers

July 24, 1929 - December 28, 2017

Reverend Ennis George Sellers of Mobile, died on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the age of 88. He had just celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife Jule Bland Sellers, three children David Sellers (Tina), Bill Sellers (Jill), and Susan Walker (David), and six grandchildren, Ross, Kyle, Hanna, Chris, Sam, and Laura; and a brother Pat Sellers (Peggy) of Bell, Florida. ...
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Joyce Aline Hunter

July 28, 1931 - December 28, 2017

Joyce Aline Havard Hunter of Mobile died on Thursday, December 28 at the age of 87. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" and her son, Christopher. She is survived by her four children Kymberlie Carroll (James), Randolph Hunter (Sarah), Edward Hunter (Tracy), and Jeffrey Hunter, her nine grandchildren Brad, Kristin, Blake (Paige), Aimee, Katherine (Adam), Ashton, William ...
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Anne McKay Farrar

March 26, 1940 - December 26, 2017

Anne McKay Farrar passed from this life into the hands of God on December 26, 2017. A multi-generation Mobilian, she live the past few years on Merritt Island, FL to be with her family. Born in Mobile, she was the daughter of John Patrick and Lucille Lundy McKay. She graduated from Bishop-Toolen High School and Phillips Junior College. She is preceded in death by her husband, Karl Farrar, her...
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Virginia Wynn Bierds

March 20, 1927 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Virginia Wynn Bierda

March 20, 1927 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Elias Ladas

January 29, 1930 - December 26, 2017

Elias "Louis" Ladas passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, with his family near him. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, raised in Kalamata, Greece during WWII, Louis next moved to Mobile, Alabama, where he resided for the last 71 years. Louis attended Springhill College and later graduated from the University of Alabama. Afterward, Louis finished pharmacy school at Samford University. He was...
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Dovie Marie Sanders

June 26, 1930 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Marian Allen

June 3, 1926 - December 25, 2017

Marian BelleIsle Allen passed away on December 25, 2017, at her home, at the age of ninety-one. She was a native of Atlanta, GA and had resided in Mobile, AL since 1954. Mrs. Allen was a 1944 graduate of Girls High School of Atlanta, GA as Valedictorian and she attended The University of Georgia. She enjoyed boating with family and friends and was an active member of the Mobile Power Squadron for...
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Jerry Eugene Gunnin

November 26, 1938 - December 24, 2017

Graveside Services for Jerry Eugene Gunnin, 79, formerly of Birmingham Al., will be Friday December 29, 2017, 12:30 p.m. at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spanish Fort, Al.. Pastor Virgil Stone will officiate. Mr. Gunnin passed away Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Ashland Place Nursing Home. He was born on November 26, 1938 in Bessemer Al to Pirl P Gunnin and Essie Lee...
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Evelyn Sue Glass

June 16, 1933 - December 24, 2017

Evelyn Sue Miller Glass, a long-time resident of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on December 24, 2017, in Mobile, where she had lived since 1976. Evelyn is survived by three daughters, Linda (Vic) Harris, Anita Glass, Ginny (Ric) Smith; and a son, William Andrew (Rhonda) Glass; two grandsons, David Harris and Jonathan Harris; a sister, Hazel (Gene) Turner; a brother-in-law, Bill Marshall, four...
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Wesley Edward Jones

April 12, 1951 - December 24, 2017

Wesley Edward Jones, 66, of Mobile, AL passed away on December 24, 2017. He was born in Pittsfield, MA, and grew up in Rome, GA. He attended Berry Academy, Georgia State University and Georgia College , where he earned an MBA. He was retired from the University System of Georgia and the Pensacola Police Department. Mr. Jones was also formerly the Controller at Spring Hill College in Mobile. He...
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Virginia Yeatman Key

May 2, 1922 - December 20, 2017

The South Alabama area lost a woman of substance on December 20, 2017. Virginia Yeatman Key was a gracious Southern lady who was also well ahead of her time. She lived a rich and rewarding life touching lives of many through her encouragement and generosity of spirit. Virginia was born in Anniston, AL and reared in Birmingham. After marring Robert E.L. Key, the couple lived in Charleston, Boston...
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Sherri Elizabeth Fick

June 5, 1968 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Betty Jean Ralston

November 17, 1931 - December 20, 2017

Betty Jean Gregory Ralston, age 86, of Semmes, Alabama passed away on Wednesday December 20, 2017. Betty was born November 17, 1931 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Ethel Presnall Gregory and Ned Gregory. Betty is survived by six daughters, Bonnie Brown, Donna Schumm, Nedra (Robert) Tyus, Emily Andrews, Betty (Auvel) Glover, and Gina (Larry) Nelson; three step-sons, Wayne Hamilton, Clyde (Robin)...
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Linwood Earl Pierce

September 26, 1948 - December 19, 2017

Linwood Earl Pierce, age 69, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Tuesday December 19, 2017. Earl was born September 26, 1948 in Mobile, Alabama to Eva Mae Sheffield Pierce and Marshall Pierce, Sr.. Earl is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Pierce; a daughter, Dawn Johnson; a sister, Joyce (Randy) Smith; a grandchild, Jackie (Julius) Waddell; and four great-grandchildren, J.R., Cullen, Austin, and...
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George Wilfred Edgar

November 10, 1924 - December 18, 2017

George Wilfred Edgar, age 93, died on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Mobile, AL, where he was a 3rd generation Mobilian. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edna Brown and Wilfred Ewart Edgar. George graduated from Murphy High School and enlisted in the Air Force where he served in the Far East. Upon return from WWII, he graduated from Spring Hill College with a B.S. of Commerce in Accounting...
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Chelton Finch Wilson

October 21, 1920 - December 16, 2017

Chelton F. Wilson, age 97, was born October 21, 1920, in Ogden, Tennessee. He was the youngest child of Jay Finch and Della May Wilson. Chelton married his late wife, Betty Ruth Pringle, May 7, 1949, at Dauphin Way Methodist Church. He is survived by his two children, Hugh E. Wilson (Denese) of Spanish Fort, AL and David C. Wilson (Pam) of Gainesville, FL; his grandchildren, Daniel Wilson ...
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Theodore Dolphus Tucker

July 3, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Theodore "Buddy" Tucker, 90, of Mobile, AL and DeLand, FL, passed away on December 16. He was born in Pinson, AL July 3, 1927. He was survived by his wife of 71 years, Levaughn, his children, Donnie Tucker, DeLand, FL, Janie Taylor, Calhan, CO, Judy Adams, Destin, FL, and Sherry Wechsler, Parkland, FL, 3 Grandchildren, and one Great Grandchild. Buddy was predeceased by his parents, Theodore...
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Gerard Francis Dooley

March 3, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Gerard Francis Dooley, age 90, native of Philadelphia, PA and longtime resident of Mobile, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rose Eileen Woolston Dooley, parents, Edward and Marguerite Dooley, five siblings and daughter-in-law Dorothy Schilling Dooley. Mr. Dooley was a 1950 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and served his...
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Robert Gordon Cason

September 17, 1933 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Gaylard Parker Willard

March 10, 1935 - December 14, 2017

Bubba Willard, age 82, died on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Mobile, AL, where he was born and raised. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gaylard and Gladys Willard and son, Jon Gary Willard. Dr. Willard graduated from Murphy High School and API (Auburn University) in 1958 with a degree in veterinary medicine. He successfully practiced as a veterinarian in Mobile for 44 years. Bubba...
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Mable Golemon

October 27, 1924 - December 12, 2017

Mable McClendon Golemon, age 93, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Tuesday December 12, 2017. Mable was born October 27, 1924 in Troy, Alabama to Vickie Lee McClendon and Isaac Dennis McClendon. Mable was a resident of Whistler and the Mobile area since 1946 and has resided at Crowne Place Assisted Living for the past nine years.Mable is survived by her nephews and nieces, Jody (Gretchen) McArdle...
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Jack Wayne Barrett

August 15, 1934 - December 11, 2017

Jack Wayne Barrett, 83, of Tanner Williams, Alabama, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Born in Selma, Alabama to James and Minnie Barrett. Right out of high school, Jack made the decision to join the military and spent the next 26 years defending his country. At retirement, he was classified as a Senior Master Sargent. Jack was a very passionate man who enjoyed military life, along...
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June Chadwick Phillips

June 23, 1942 - December 10, 2017

June Chadwick Phillips 75, of Mobile passed away Sunday at her home after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband John R. Phillips; children Sandra Blackburn-Foy, Lisa Blackburn-Templeton and David J. Blackburn. She is survived by her daughter Jennifer M. Phillips. Grandchildren: Madelyne R. Garner, John Phillips Smith, Heather Lightsey, Ayla Blackburn,...
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Velma Eulyn Wood

April 23, 1923 - December 9, 2017

A native of Atmore, Alabama, and longtime resident of Mobile, Eulyn (Lynn) Kearley Wood passed away in Marietta, Georgia, on December 9, 2017. She was 94. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Leon Kearley and Annie Higdon Kearley, her husband of 63 years, Morris Boykin Wood, her brothers, H. Julian Kearley and Robert A. Kearley, and her sister, Alva K. Quarles. She is survived by her...
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Joyce Englett Strong

June 20, 1926 - December 9, 2017

Joyce Englett Strong 91 of Mobile passed away Saturday at a local nursing home. Mrs. Strong was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Mary Englett, Husband Alwin Strong; daughter Suzanne Strong and daughter in law Diane B. Strong. Mrs. Strong was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. She is retired from Teledyne Continental Mortors. She is survived by Children Michael Strong and Renee...
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Barbara Ann Herndon

August 26, 1933 - December 9, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Ann Smith Herndon passed away at her home on Saturday, December 9, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, H. D. Herndon, parents, Frank Graham Smith and Lillie Lucinda Pryor Smith, sisters, Doris Berry, Darlene Wentworth and brother, Frank Smith. Mrs. Herndon was a talented local artist. Her porcelain pieces can be found in local stores throughout the Gulf Coast. She was...
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James Murphy Brown

July 21, 1923 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Juanita Juanita P. Traylor

January 6, 1952 - December 8, 2017

Jan. 6, 1952- Dec. 8, 2017Juanita Powers Traylor age 65, of Mobile, AL departed this life on Friday, December 8, 2017.Juanita graduated from Fairhope High School in 1970 and attended Mobile Infirmary School of Nursing, graduating with an Associate of Nursing degree in 1972. She served the residents of Mobile as a Registered Nurse primarily in the Nephrology Unit at Providence Hospital then later...
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Steven William Kinsey

February 16, 1972 - December 8, 2017

Steven William Kinsey, age 45, of Mobile, AL, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Kinsey; two daughters, Amber (Brandon) Shefferd and Kimberlyn R. Kinsey; a son, Sean W. Kinsey; two grandsons, Carson Shefferd and Andon Shefferd; a granddaughter, Presley Kinsey; his parents, Wayne and Mary Kinsey Strickland; a brother, William P. (Candy) Kinsey, III; a nephew...
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James Floyd Boykin

June 2, 1940 - December 8, 2017

James Floyd Boykin, 77, born June 2, 1940 passed away on December 8, 2017 at Providence Hospital surrounded by loved ones. James was a native of Choctaw County and has resided in Mobile, AL for the last 50 years. He was the owner of Boykin Electric for 45 years before retiring. He was an avid hunter and loved Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his parents, Gray and Lorene Boykin of...
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John Ambrose Pendergrass, Jr.

August 31, 1925 - December 7, 2017

John Ambrose Pendergrass Jr, 92, died on Thursday December 7, 2017. The son of John A. and Maude (Price) Pendergrass, he was born in Fort Payne, AL and has resided in Mobile, AL since 1998. Pre-deceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Dolly Ruth Liles Pendergrass, he is survived by three children, John A. Pendergrass, III (Carol Adaire Jones), Judith Ann Pendergrass and Nancy Jean Pendergrass;...
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Janice Morris

February 24, 1939 - December 4, 2017

Janice Morris, age 78, of Coden, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Janice was born February 23, 1939, in Foxworth, Mississippi to Lank W. Morris and Thelma Morris Pittman.Janice is survived by her three sons, Johnny (Sandra) Morris, Bubba (Yanina) Morris, and Kirk (Ruthie) Morris; a step-brother, Dewayne Morris; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.She was preceded...
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Arthur Francis Smith III

April 26, 1933 - December 4, 2017

Arthur Francis Smith, III, was born in Mobile, AL, on April 26, 1933, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 in Mobile, AL.As a 1950 graduate of Murphy High School, he was Senior Class Treasurer and Vice President of the Student Representative Government Association. In 1954 he graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University with a degree in Business Administration. He was...
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Hubert Angus Nelson

October 28, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Hubert Angus Nelson Jr., age 93, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Hubert was born October 28, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama to Minnie Nelson and Hubert Agnus Nelson, Sr.. Hubert is survived by his wife of 44 years, Thelma Arline Johnson Nelson; four daughters, Lisa (Bernie) Larsen, Judy Horsting, Shirley (Ronnie) Wright, Susan (Neil) Patrick, a son, Michael Alvin (Louise)...
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Willie Woodrow Dowling

June 15, 1935 - December 1, 2017

Willie Woodrow Dowling, born June 1935 passed from death into eternal life with his Lord and Savior December 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Woodrow Wilson Dowling and Willie Delora Dowling. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 58 years, Sandra W. Dowling, his devoted daughter, Dione Dowling Heusel and son-in-law Neil Heusel. He is also survived by the pride and joy...
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John Billie Persons

April 6, 1936 - November 30, 2017

John Billie (Bill) Persons, a native of Shipman Mississippi and a long-time resident of Mobile, Alabama was born April 6th, 1936 and passed away peacefully at Covenant Hospice in Mobile surrounded by his family and amazing Covenant Hospice staff on Thursday, November 30, 2017.Bill is remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and great grandfather. He was also a heck of...
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Kenneth Wayne Mosteller

March 28, 1930 - November 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Norman Abrams

April 20, 1936 - November 30, 2017

Norman Abrams, Sr., a native of Morvin, AL. and a longtime resident of Mobile, departed his earthly life on November 30, 2017.He graduated from Thomasville High School in Thomasville, AL. in 1954. He served in the United States Air Force from April 1955 - April 1959. He did basic training in San Antonio, TX. In addition, was stationed in Limestone, Maine for four years, He was listed as an...
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Ralph Edward Reese

July 16, 1923 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Doris Virginia Walton

April 20, 1925 - November 27, 2017

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Virginia McAdams Walton

April 20, 1925 - November 27, 2017

Virginia McAdams Walton was born on April 20, 1925 in Mobile, AL and passed away on November 27, 2017 in Mobile. She was preceded in death by her parents Arnold M. McAdams and Siddie Fontaine McAdams, a sister Dolores McAdams Battiste and a son Terry Richard Walton. She is survived by her daughter Diane Walton Summers (Glenn) of Mobile, AL; and her sons David Arnold Walton (Karen) of Daphne, AL...
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Don Sims

August 25, 1933 - November 27, 2017

Don Sims - age 84, recently of Foley and of Mobile for many years, died Monday, November 27, 2017. A fall in his home led to a decline in his health, resulting in pneumonia. Born in 1933 in Logansport, Louisiana, he began life in a home with no electricity and fondly recalled riding his horse to high school and the first time he saw a jet crossing the sky.After graduation from Stanley High School...
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Augustus Leon Lyons

January 29, 1938 - November 26, 2017

Augustus Leon Lyons, Jr. "Speck", born January 29, 1938, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, November 26, 2017. Mr. Lyons was a lifelong member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He was an avid fisherman, loved oystering, watching Alabama football and the Atlanta Braves. He was a retired firefighter for the City of Mobile. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He...
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Edward Stephen Hartley, Jr.

October 13, 1934 - November 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, Mobile, AL.
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Florence Caroline Newsome

July 25, 1925 - November 21, 2017

Florence Caroline Gerken Newsome - a native of Jennings, MO and a longtime resident of Mobile, AL passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, a 30 year volunteer for Lutheran Braille Workers, a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, the Wisteria Study Club, the Forum Club, the Women's Club, and the Arthritis Foundation (AVAC).Mrs. Newsome was preceded in death by...
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George Robert Byrd

August 27, 1947 - November 21, 2017

George Robert Byrd was born August 27, 1947 in Mobile, AL. He passed away November 21, 2017. Robert was a vibrant personality that will be missed dearly by his friends in his mystic society. He was an avid golfer and grilled the best barbecue in Alabama. He loved Alabama football almost as much as he loved golfing with his friends. Robert worked for International Paper for 32 years and...
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Annie Lois Cassity

August 12, 1926 - November 21, 2017

Annie Lois Pridgeon Cassity, age 91, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Annie was born August 12, 1926, in Mobile, Alabama to Helen Pridgeon and Napoleon Jackson Pridgeon. Annie is survived by her daughters, Patricia A Cassity and Peggy (Tony) Clarke; two brothers, Murray (Ann) Pridgeon and Angus (Carolyn) Pridgeon; two grandchildren, Russ (Mary Virginia) Clarke and...
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Brownie Faye Brown

November 15, 1922 - November 20, 2017

Brownie Faye Stocks Brown, age 95, of Daphne, Alabama Passed Away on Monday November 20, 2017. Brownie was born November 15, 1922, in Fayette County, Alabama to Etta Honeycutt Stocks and Carl Stocks. Brownie is survived by her sister, Frances Williamson.Brownie was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Stocks and Etta Honeycutt Stocks.A graveside service for Brownie will be held Wednesday,...
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Laney Lee Hester

January 27, 1946 - November 19, 2017

Laney Lee Hester, age 71, of Mobile, Alabama Passed Away on Sunday November 19, 2017. Laney was born January 27, 1946 in Newberg, Alabama to Mary Pearl Lane Hester and Gilbert Jackson Hester. Laney is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen Louise Lane Hester; son, Ryan (Jennifer) Hester; brother, Jackie Wayne Hester; sister, Kay (Paul) Munger; three grandchildren, Justin Hester, Zachary Hester...
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Robert Kyle Powell

August 15, 1948 - November 19, 2017

Robert Kyle Powell, age 69, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chilton G. Powell, Sr. and Eunice Lutz Powell. Mr. Powell retired after over forty years of service as a Hospital Administrator. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. Bobby was a pilot, had a love of hunting, golfing and was a talented engraver. He was a master...
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