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Baldwin Funeral Home Mausoleum Gardens

6848 State Highway 59
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 955-5208
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Jane Coreene Tillery Melvin Gulsby - Gulf Coast News Today

Monday, September 12, 2016

James Merel Gulsby; parents; and a sister, Jean Tillery.She is survived by her six children, Randy (Sherry) Melvin of Stockton, Alabama, Rodney Melvin of Seminole, Alabama, Kathy Melvin Fayard of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Dewayne (Brenda) Gulsby of Franklinton, Louisiana, Samuel (Ann) Gulsby of Northport, Alabama and Darryl Keith (Mary) Gulsby of Franklinton, Louisiana; three brothers and two sisters, David (Judy) Tillery of Atmore, Alabama, Lamar "Buddy" (Elsia) Tillery of Magnolia Springs, Alabama, Frederick Tillery of Stockton, Alabama, Debbie (Van) Woods of Atmore, Alabama and Pam (Jeff) Rehorn of Fairhope, Alabama; 10 grandchildren, Latasha Jackson, Jessica Long, Kaylee Fayard, Cody Fayard, Kevin Gulsby, Dakota Gulsby, Michael Gulsby, Crystal Wilbur, Salena Koehn and James Curtis Gulsby; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, with Rev. Ricky Skaggs officiating.Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.Pallbearers will be Randy Melvin, Rodney Melvin, Lamar Tillery, David Tillery, Cody Fayard and Robin Jackson.Honorary pallbearers will be Rudolph Gulsby and Fredrick Tillery.A special thanks to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola, Florida.Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Alabama.

The high cost of dying: Counties show an uptick in indigent burials - Lagniappe

Monday, June 06, 2016

Gray said. “Though our property searches only pertain to Mobile County, because the code just states inside the county. So unfortunately, if they happen to own a beach house in Gulf Shores, it can’t be considered with regard to indigent burial.”Indigent burials in Baldwin CountyLike population, the rate of indigent burials is higher on the western side of the bay, but Baldwin County is still required by law to provide cremation and burial services for those who qualify.As coroner, Vinson said his office handled roughly 500 death investigations last year, but only 12 of those cases involved an unclaimed body or an indigent burial request. This year the office is on a similar pace, seeing six through May.“In the event that we have an unclaimed body, we have to go to the court to get a court order to cremate the body,” Vinson said. “The county has a contract with a local funeral home, which will then cremate the remains. Those remains come to my office, where I have to hold them for at least 180 days.”According to Vinson, after 180 days those remains can be disposed of, but they often are not on the chance someone eventually comes forward as a relative. Vinson said there are currently cremated remains in his office that “have been here well over 180 days.”The Baldwin County Commission has a contract with Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home for cremation and indigent burial services. Vinson said there is no charge to retrieve the remains of an unclaimed body.“If someone comes forward as a relative, I offer them the cr

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