Gillis Lee Jenkins, 56, affectionately known as “Gate,” departed this life on Saturday, March 16, 2019 while at his Fairhope residence. He was born Aug. 22, 1962 to King James Jenkins and Evelyn Campbell. Gate was educated in the Clarke County Public School System before going out into the workforce. He was an avid University of Alabama football fan; one […]



Annie Doris Baker Campbell, 77, a resident of the Bladon Springs community in Silas, made her earthly transition Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home surrounded by family. She was born Feb. 19, 1942 to Cyvella Baker.  Annie was a member of the Goodwill Baptist Church in Bladon Springs. She loved attending church. She served in the Missionary Society before […]



Steve Russell Roberts, 74, passed away March 16, 2019 at his residence in Silas. He was born Aug. 4, 1944. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jean Stokley Roberts of Silas; son, Steve Scott Roberts of Silas; daughter, Rhonda Jean Roberts of Silas; brother, Tony (Patty) Roberts of Grove Hill; sisters, Linda (Doug) Ferguson of Selma, Sue (Billy) Fuller of Jackson and […]



Narvelee Williams, 92, a homemaker of Grove Hill died March 14, 2019 at her home. She was born December 31, 1926 in Tallahatta Springs to Willie Elbert and Gussie Wilkerson. She was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. She is survived by her two children, Mike (Deborah) Williams and Jean McCall; four grandchildren, Wesley Williams, Jessica Chandler, Jennifer Jackson, […]



Roy LaVerne Mott Jr., 76 of Thomasville died March 14, 2019 at Providence Hospital. He was born March 24, 1942 in Fulton to Roy LaVerne and Annie Kate Mott. He was a loving husband, dedicated father, and loving grandfather. Mr. Mott enjoyed farming and gardening and was active in many community projects. He was a very active member of Bashi […]



Joyce Howell Wilson, 85, of Dickinson, passed away March 14, 2019 at John Paul Jones Hospital in Camden. She was born December 3, 1933 to David and Esther Howell. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crossword puzzles. She retired as a supervisor with Simplex Industries in Thomasville. She is survived by her children, […]



Katherine Crow, 68, of Thomasville died March 3, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. She was born June 13, 1950 in Marengo County. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher. Survivors include three children, Sherry (Tuffy) Atkins, Donna (Will Stebbins) Palmer and Randall (Sasha) Cave; three sisters, Linda Grant, Debbie Rivers, […]


Iona Autery Pearson, 96, of Pine Hill died at her home on March 7, 2019. She was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Pine Hill to Herbert E. Autery Sr. and Zina Proctor Autery. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She is survived by six children, LeDell […]

Rush: ‘Counties got the shaft,’

Clarke County Commission Chairman Jackie Ray Rush didn’t mince his words in his displeasure with the way the new fuel tax will be divided. “I think the counties are getting the shaft,” said Rush, never one to mince words. The new gasoline and diesel fuel tax is for road and bridge construction and maintenance. It hadn’t passed the Senate when […]

Mid-Clarke Water customers favor independence over lower rates via Grove Hill merger

Mid-Clarke Water System customers rejected lower water rates in favor of independence and maintaining control of the system. A proposal by Mid-Clarke’s board of directors to join the Grove Hill Utilities system was rejected by a 24-16 vote held at the Helwestern Fire Department Monday evening. A two-thirds majority vote was required for the measure to pass. About 60 people […]