Obituaries published 09.19.18

Richard A. Purtell

SILAS – Funeral services for Mr. Richard Archie Purtell, were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, at New Grace Baptist Church in Aquilla, AL, with Reverend John Shearheart officiating. Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., just prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the New Grace Baptist Church Cemetery in Aquilla, AL.

Mr. Williams, age 76, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at his residence in Silas, AL.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Utsey Purtell of Silas, AL; daughter, Laurie Carson Munzy (Donald) of Austin, TX; step son, Mike Utsey (Angie) of Silas, AL; step daughter, Bridget Utsey Busby of Pace, FL; two grandchildren, Ryan Carranza and Melony Carson; one great grandson and three step grandchildren, Mikaela Utsey, John Michael Utsey, and Kealon Busby. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheree Purtell and parents, B. Purtell and Margaret Purtell.

Serving as pallbearers were Jason Cooley, Dalton Denney, Wayne Hester, Jason Johnson, Roy “Poncho” McIlwain, and Tucker Nelson. Honorary pallbearers included the men of the Adult Sunday School Class at New Grace Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes, Attn: Ministry Development, Post Office Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.phillips-funeral-home.com. Arrangements provided by Phillips Funeral Home, 116 West Main Street, Gilbertown, AL 36908.

 

Frank A. Atchley

SILAS – Mr. Frank A. Atchley, 94, passed from this life Friday, September 14, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Choctaw County, AL on Thursday, November 29, 1923 to Harvey Atchley and Leila Donald Atchley. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. He from the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield as Supervisor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #751 at Gilbertown, AL. Mr. Frank is preceded in death by his father, Harvey Atchley and mother, Leila Atchley; and Infant Son John Atchley. He is survived by 2 sons, James Atchley, Morgan City, LA, Paul Atchley, Silas, AL; daughter, Mary Whittington (Harvey), Perkinston, MS; sister, Maxine Turner, Gilbertown, AL; 13 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-great Grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Frank will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hurricane Baptist Church, 5037 Hurricane Road, Gilbertown, AL. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hurricane Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Adams officiating. Interment will be in Hurricane Cemetery.

 

Johnny L. Williams

SILAS – Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Larry Williams, were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Springbank Baptist Church in Silas, AL, with Reverend Justin Olvey and Reverend Michael Elliott officiating. Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Phillips Funeral Home in Gilbertown, AL. Interment was in the Barrytown Cemetery in Gilbertown, AL.

Mr. Williams, age 65, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at his residence in Silas, AL.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn McIlwain Williams of Silas, AL; daughter, Kyla Williams Pratt (Mike) of Livingston, AL; granddaughter, Brittney Caroline Pratt of Livingston, AL; and brothers, Perry Williams of Petal, MS, Terry Williams (Janice) of Silas, AL, and Tom Williams of Frankville, AL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie “Bill” Williams and Edna Earl Duffy Williams; and sister, Rita Williams.

Serving as pallbearers were Jason Williams, Adam Williams, P. J. Williams Jeremy Williams, Justin Williams, Josh Williams, Scott McIlwain, Jody Claunch, and Wes Mosley. Honorary pallbearers included Stan Mathis, Buddy Davis, Robert Jemison, James Williams, Jerry Downey, Chad Chadwick, Mike Thorn, Dave Cunningham, Bluegill Baughman, Tom Stokes, and Duane Johnson.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.phillips-funeral-home.com. Arrangements provided by Phillips Funeral Home, 116 West Main Street, Gilbertown, AL 36908

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