Robert Edward McLaughlin Sr., 75, a native of Bolinger and a resident of the Pine Grove community of Bay Minette, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at his residence.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict and was the former owner and operator of Gunter’s Foodmart in Tolmenville, before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Trest.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Carolyn McLaughlin; four sons, Robert (Laurel Ann) McLaughlin Jr. of Dothan, Dan (Mary W.) McLaughlin Sr. of Fowl River, Terry McLaughlin of Pine Grove and John (Angela) McLaughlin of Pine Grove; two brothers, Henry Arthur “Bud” McLaughlin of Eight Mile and Donald Fleming of Foley; sister, Hazel Louise Farnell of Mobile; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 9 from the chapel of Norris Funeral Home. Burial was in Bay Minette Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry McLaughlin, Dan McLaughlin Sr., John McLaughlin, J.D. Trest, Dan McLaughlin Jr. and Chuck McLaughlin.

Arrangements were made by Norris Funeral Home, Bay Minette.