Sandra Elizabeth Bumpers Squires, 74, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019. She was born July 31, 1944. She was a native and resident of Clarke County. Sandra was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. She and her husband, Bobby, were married for 58 years. Sandra loved flowers, reading, and visiting with her friends. She never met a stranger. Sandra […]



Wilber Forrest Jones Jr., 73, passed away Jan. 21, 2019 in Mobile. He was born Feb. 20, 1945. He was a native and resident of Jackson. Growing up, Wilber worked at the family grocery store, Jones Grocery. He was a 1963 graduate of Jackson High School and served in the United States National Guard. He was hired at Allied (then […]



Ruth Kling “Boots”  Harrison-Henley, 101, of Jackson passed away Jan. 22, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born Oct. 10, 1917 to Warren Fletcher and Lillie Griffin Harrison in Grove Hill. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson for more than 75 years. She taught Sunday School and Sunbeams classes for many […]



Dorothy Louise McLendon Clarke, 88, of Grove Hill, passed away Jan. 21, 2019 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 21, 1930 to Emmett and Leslie McLendon. A pastor’s wife of many years, she was devoted to the care of her family and the churches where they served. She was considered a role model by many because of her […]



Annie Ruth Spence Hoven, 66, of Jackson passed away Jan. 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. She was born Nov. 14, 1952 to Q.P. and Jeannie Brunson Spence in Elba. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Grove Hill but had been a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. She enjoyed hunting, camping, taking cruises and […]



William Jeffrey Hoffman, 51, passed away Jan. 15, 2019 at his residence in Gulf Shores. Survivors include his son, Justin Edward Hoffman, Millry; daughter, Jessalyn Hoffman, Silas; mother, Harlean Hoffman Nutt, Gulf Shores; two brothers, Johnny (Charlene) Hoffman, Gulf Shores, Marty (Sherry) Hoffman, Gulf Shores; sister, Sandra H. (Sid) Armistead, Gulf Shores. He was preceded in death by his father, […]



Gladys Rodgers Robinson, 88, answered her Master’s call Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 while in Foley. She was born April 30, 1930 in Whatley to Jack and Annie Pendleton Rodgers. Gladys was educated in the Clarke County School System and united with Pine Chapel Baptist Church No. 1 in Grove Hill, where she sang in the choir before her health failed. […]


Jonathan Charles Williams, 51, transitioned on Dec. 30, 2018. He was born on June 13, 1968 in Thomasville to Sadie Milton and Ester Robinson. He attended Thomasville High School in Thomasville and Job Corps in Charlotte, N.C. After completing his training, he resided in Charlotte. His memories will be forever cherished by two sons, Corey Lee of Charlotte, N.C. and […]

Grand jury indicts 178

The Clarke County Grand Jury was in session last week and issued 178 true bills, criminal indictments, out of 226 cases presented. Of the 178 indictments, 158 were felonies and 31 were misdemeanors. Grand jurors toured the courthouse and the jail and made recommendations for repairs and maintenance. It was noted that some of the cameras in the jail’s command […]