2009-04-23 / Obituaries


Roy Chastain Gwin, 87, a native of Vredenburgh and resident of Atmore, died April 6, 2009. A veteran of World War II, he served with the 561st Field Artillery Battalion and participated in the Battle of the Bulge receiving five Battle Stars. He retired from Monsanto after 28 years of service as a day crew technician.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Elbert Bruce and Josie Gold Chastain Gwin; two brothers, Thomas Gilmer Gwin and Elbert Dale Gwin; and sister, Nell Gwin Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Gladys Broughton Gwin of Atmore; one brother, Bobby R. (Louise) Gwin of Mobile; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 8 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore with Bros. Kelly Brown and Mike Grindle officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Bobby Lancaster, Don Smith, Hooper Matthews III, Brent Whitaker Carlos Albritton and Harold Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Giles Chapman, Trigger Lee, Daniel Sanspree, Gene Cassity, Eubie Trawick, members of the American Legion Post No. 90 and the V.F.W.


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