Henry Joel Day

July 1, 2015

Henry Joel Day, 93 of Atmore, passed away June 28, 2015, in Atmore. He was born on June 23, 1922, in Huxford, AL, to the late John Bernard and Vera Dreadin Day. He worked at Bateson Furniture Store as salesmen for many years and had owned Day’s Grocery in Atmore. He was instrumental in securing the VFW building in Atmore and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He served in the United States Army during WW II and fought in the battle of the bulge and two other major battles. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Raymond Day.

He is survived by his wife Louise Watford Day of Atmore. Two sons Sammy (Sandra) Day and Randy (Kitty) Day both of Atmore and one daughter Sybil Day of Fairhope; two brothers Winston Day of Cantonment; Wendell (Diane) Day of Petaluma, CA; one sister Mildred Jones of Atmore.; four grandchildren Marla Driver, Kelly Gurganus, Natalie Sandoval and Jarrod Day; and six great grandchildren Caleb, Canaan, Zane, Ava, Samuel and Sawyer.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Grindle officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors.

Active pallbearers will be Jarrod Day, Jay Driver, Roland Sandoval, Caleb Driver, Billy Watford and Mike Franklin. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Atmore VFW.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Melva Lou Howell

June 29, 2015

Mrs. Melva Lou Howell, 73, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Flomaton.

Mrs. Howell was a native and former resident of Fairhope and resided in Flomaton most of her life. She was of the Holiness faith. Her husband, Levon Howell; parents, Floyd and Eloise Knowles; sister, Mildred Emmons; grandson, Caleb Hallford; and son-in-law, George Hallford precede her in death.

She is survived by her son, Paul Levon (Samantha Kay) Howell of Flomaton; three daughters, JoAnne (Will) Chavers, Sandra Hallford and Sharon K. (David) Baggett all of Flomaton; one brother, Billy Joe Knowles of Flomaton; one sister, Myrtice Carnley of Brewton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. David Baggett officiating.

Burial will follow at the Lambeth-Boutwell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Manning, Kevin Knowles, Keith Baggett, Ethan Howell, Jesse Baggett and Zack Knowles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry W. Davis and Junior Davis.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all arrangements.

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins

June 26, 2015

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins passed away on June 18, 2015. She was born on September 4, 1927, in Bay Springs, FL to the late Laura Etta Barks Lucas and Robert Lee Lucas. She and her seven siblings grew up “in the country” on the family farm during the Depression – poor but happy; she recalled that life was good, they were loved, and well cared for. She attended first through eighth grade at Enon school then graduated at age 16 as the valedictorian of Ernest Ward High School class of 1944.

Career-minded from the beginning, she came to Pensacola and “marched down Palafox Street” with her report card and diploma in hand and landed her first job at Gilmore Jewelers. She went on to work in the lab at Borden Dairy then out to St. Regis paper mill. During these years she married and had one son, Robert Paul Fillingim, born January 5, 1954. After several years as a homemaker, at age 35 fate compelled her to become the family breadwinner, so she entered nursing school at Pensacola Junior College. As an RN she went to work for Baptist Hospital’s OB/GYN and Labor and Delivery departments in 1964. Soon after, she was offered the position of Director of Baptist’s newly contracted Student Health Clinic for the University of West Florida. Now the single parent of a teenager, she accepted the offer and during her tenure at the clinic, she went on to earn her BSN and ultimately her Masters in Psych Nursing. But she would say her most gratifying endeavor was mentoring the stream of young women and men engaged in the work-study program, encouraging them to succeed in college and seek a career in healthcare. She remained director of the on-campus clinic until her retirement in October 2009.

In the midst of her career years, again fate would intervene to reconnect Bernice with her high school sweetheart, William D. “Bill” Robbins, who had returned to the area after years of duty and travel with military and civil service. They got reacquainted in 1976 and were married in 1977. In the years that followed she worked at UWF, he at NAS, and in the meantime they planned, designed, and built their dream home in Pace overlooking the sparkling diamond blue waters and fiery sunsets of Escambia Bay. Eventually they would both retire and enjoy the beautiful view, the birds, the day lilies, and tranquil walks together on their quiet bayside lane. Evenings usually included watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune back to back, followed by Dancing With the Stars or the occasional Braves game. Bernice loved the arts, theater, opera, the symphony, the galleries, and she was an avid reader. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Marvin, RJ, and Dick Lucas.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Robbins; son, Robert Fillingim; and grandchildren Keaton Fillingim, and Sheila and Jeffrey Richardson; step-son Mike Robbins; and grandsons Nathan (Jenny) and Kurt; step-daughter, Anne Gay (Charles) and grandson Michael (Brittney); one brother, Phillip (Charlotte) Lucas; three sisters, Elaine Booker, Yvonne Obren and Ellen Settle; sister-in-law Charlotte (Dick) Lucas; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

Words cannot express how deeply she will be missed.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in honor of Bernice Robbins to Pensacola State College Foundation.

Services were held Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in Cantonment.

Internment was in Crabtree Church Road Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of all arrangements.

Marcelete (Mrs. Lete) Daugherty

June 26, 2015

Marcelete (Mrs. Lete) Daugherty went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

Mrs. Lete was born in Molino, on May 19, 1927. She was a member of Central Chapel and was an employee of WalMart on Creighton Road for 23 years. She considered her co-workers her extended family. She was loving, kind, considerate and put others before herself. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nolan Lorenzo Martin; mother, Rosa Lee Powell; stepmother, Mae Martin; husband, David Daugherty; stepsons, Bill and Pete Daugherty; and brothers, Cecil Martin, Randy Stewart and Howard Martin.

Mrs. Lete is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Gary) DuBose; granddaughter, Brittany (Geoff) Woodliff; step-grandson, Starsky (Terri) DuBose; sisters, Allie Watford, Marie Smith and Voncille Stewart; daughter-in-law, Kaye Daugherty; and many nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 29, 2015 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. with funeral services following immediately at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Clayton McCormick officiating.

Interment will take place at Pugh Cemetery.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Gorton, Dr. King, Dr. Wagoner and Sacred Heart Hospital micu, pcu and 4 East, as well as Covenant Hospice for their kindness during this difficult time.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Billy “Bill” Floyd Fitzpatrick

June 25, 2015

Billy “Bill” Floyd Fitzpatrick, 83, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2015, surrounded by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by Carolyn “Faye” (Brown) Fitzpatrick, his first wife of 55 years; and sisters, Allene Harris and Ruthy Cooke.

He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Betty Jo (Castleberry) (Hyatt) Fitzpatrick. He is also survived by his eldest daughter, Barbara Faye Holt, (Gary) and their children, Samantha, Joanna and Miranda; his son, David William Fitzpatrick, Sr., (Diane) and their children, Erika Burkett, (Anthony), Kristina, Carolyn and David, Jr.; his youngest daughter, Laura “Beth” Davis, (Thomas) and their children, Laura Kiker, (Hunter) and Andrew; and three great-grandchildren, Lila Faith Kiker, Millee Grayce and Gabriel Anthony Burkett. He is also survived by Betty’s children, Claudia Simmons, (Tommy) and their children, Kent and Neil; Charlotte Peacock, (Lloyd) and their children, Cassie and Beau; Lynn Dieterich, (Russ) Lynn‘s daughter, Tasha Thaxton; Catherine Stevens and her daughter, Hannah Jo; and Joel Hyatt.

Bill was born in Lorena, Texas on February 6, 1932, to Della “Laura” Lee (Grier) and Floyd Arnold Fitzpatrick. He studied accounting and finance at Baylor University. At 19 years old, he joined the Navy flight training program in Pensacola, where he met his first wife, Faye, on a blind date. They were married on March 25, 1955. He graduated in 1958 with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the Florida State University’s School of Business. He began his accounting career at Chemstrand/Monsanto. Then he worked for Pierre Brown, P.A. where he studied and passed the C.P.A. exam. Brown, Fitzpatrick and Brown, C.P.A., P.A. was formed and he worked there about 10 years. Bill then worked as the comptroller at Instrument Control Service, Inc. for a short time. In 1979, he started Bill F. Fitzpatrick, C.P.A., P.A. and retired in 1999.

Bill was blessed to be born into a loving Christian family and continued his Christian faith throughout his life. He also accomplished the art of being a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Being a believer in Christ as his Savior from an early age, he was an active worker in the churches he attended throughout his life. Bill was known to all as an honest, kind, patient, generous and compassionate gentleman. His outward faith in God was highly visible to everyone that knew him.

Family was also very important to Bill and he considered himself blessed to have all his children living close by. He enjoyed participating in all his children’s and grandchildren’s activities such as camping, church softball, bowling and fishing. He had a blast watching his family grow up right in front of him. His children gave him nine grandchildren that he referred to as his “sweet little lumps of love.” His only wish was to grow old gracefully and enjoy every minute of it with his family.

In 2010, he was joined in marriage to Betty Jo Hyatt whom he loved dearly and enjoyed spending his last five years with her.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Burkett, Andrew Davis, David Fitzpatrick, Jr., Hunter Kiker, Greg English and Gordon Gunn.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Caring and Sharing Sunday School Class of St. Luke United Methodist Church and the Cantonment Rotary Club.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, at St. Luke United Methodist Church on Nine Mile Road.

Bill’s interment will be at Lathram Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cantonment.

Services will be directed by Reverend Larry Anderson and assisted by Reverend Johnny Webb and Reverend Rual Morris.

In lieu of flowers Bill requested that memorials be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar “Bill” Peabody

June 25, 2015

Edgar “Bill” Peabody passed away on June 21, 2015, with his loving wife Roslyn Ivanoff at his side. He was born in Vienna, VA, to Edgar and Elizabeth Peabody on August 5, 1930, and lived the last 20 years of his life in Pensacola. After graduation from Fairfax High School with the Class of 1948, Ed briefly attended college until the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 at which time he joined the U.S. Army as a member of the Military Police, receiving multiple awards for his service. From 1963-1995, Ed worked for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) as a Commissary Management Specialist. Ed received several commendations for his work for the Federal Government. He retired from government service at Fort Lee, VA, in 1995.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Elizabeth “Bessie” Meyers Peabody and his brothers, John Stanley Peabody and Richard Meyers Peabody.

Ed is survived by his wife of almost 34 years, Roslyn Maloney Ivanoff; his three stepchildren André Ivanoff of New York, NY, Ashleigh Lynn Ivanoff of Albany, NY and Nicholas Ivanoff of Mill Valley, CA, his two grandsons, Alexander and Andrew Ivanoff Kahn of New York; his sisters, Mary Gaddis of Spring Island, SC and Esther “Ginger” Williams of Belleair, FL ; his nephew, Robert J. M. Gaddis of Miami FL, nieces, Alyssa Pascucci of Spring Island, SC, and Christiana Masucci of Far Hills, NJ, and Dale Fenstermaker, his close friend and a true neighbor of Pensacola.

Visitation will be held at 11:30am Thursday, June 25, 2015 with Funeral Services beginning at 12:30pm at Faith Chapel North in Cantonment with Rev. Bill Flannigan officiating. Interment follows at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Jacqueline “Annise” Hastings

June 25, 2015

Mrs. Jacqueline “Annise” Hastings, age 83, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at her Brewton residence.

Mrs. Hastings was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. She was a graduate of W.S. Neal high school and was a homemaker. She was a member of Catawba Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Hastings was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Hastings; and two brothers, Thomas Dean and Mike Dean.

She is survived by four sons, Donny (Sandra) Hastings of Brewton, Terry (Vivian) Hastings of Flomaton, Jeff (Fonda) Hastings of Flomaton, and Greg Hastings of Brewton; one brother, Jack Dean of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister, Jane Crawford of Brewton; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Craver’s Funeral Home.

Aaron Louis Wolfe

June 25, 2015

Aaron Louis Wolfe, 21 of Cantonment, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Aaron loved spending time with his family, going to the gym with his brother, Chris, and spending time with his friends and his girlfriend, Mercedes. He was a fan of the LSU Tigers, Nascar and Kyle Bush.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ted Wolfe; maternal grandparents, Scotty and Joanne Scott; his granny, Marion Walker; uncle, Timmy Scott; and aunt Karen Hayes.

Aaron is survived by his mother, Lisa Medlock; step-father, Dennis Medlock; brothers, Waylon (Sara) Wolfe and Chris (Alyssa) Medlock; sister, Jolene Wolfe; nephew, Tallon Wolfe; grandpa, Carlton Medlock; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his DKI family.

Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

James Nathan Cain

June 25, 2015

James Nathan Cain, 87, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Nathan was born on February 27, 1928, in Escambia County, Florida, to the late James David Cain and Johnnie Lou Bogan Cain. Nathan is also preceded in death by his brothers, John Paul Cain, Jack Cain, and sister Marjorie Cain.

Nathan loved his family dearly. After the death of his beloved wife, Lana Barlow Cain, he raised his young daughters on his own. Nathan’s memory will forever be treasured by his children, Alicia Ann Cain of Pensacola, FL and Frances Janell Richards (David) of Warner Robins, GA and their children Lana, Amanda, Nathan, and Daniel. Also, a daughter from a previous marriage, Sally Lou Thomley (Glenn) of Piedmont, SC and their children Meredith, Diane, Christopher and Amanda; and five great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Sybil L. Cain Majors, and brother, Jesse Cain, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A life-long resident of Pensacola, FL, Nathan lived a full life with many happy times. He became a private pilot at the age of 16 and continued to cherish his time in the air with family and friends until the time of his death. He was a former member of the Civil Air Patrol and the United States Marines and loved racing cars and boxing as a young man. Early on, Nathan worked as a stonecutter, making marble monuments for many area families. He later retired from Champion International Paper Company where he was employed for 37 years. Nathan lived on Blackwater Bay for many years and spent countless enjoyable hours walking the beach with his coffee cup in hand. He loved country music, especially Patsy Cline.

After losing his home to Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Nathan moved to Centerville, GA, near his daughter. He became an active member of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 38 and a regular volunteer at the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, making many new friends in the flying community.

The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home located at 1000 South Highway 29 in Cantonment, FL on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Ministers Ward Serig and Diane Ward, officiating.

Nathan will be laid to rest at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery located at 3888 Sardis Church Rd in Atmore, AL immediately following the service.

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins

June 24, 2015

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins passed away on June 18, 2015.

She was born on September 4, 1927 in Bay Springs, FL, to the late Laura Etta Barks Lucas and Robert Lee Lucas. She and her seven siblings grew up “in the country” on the family farm during the Depression – poor but happy; she recalled that life was good, they were loved, and well cared for. She attended 1st through 8th grade at Enon School then graduated at age 16 as the Valedictorian of Ernest Ward High School class of 1944. Career-minded from the beginning, she came to Pensacola and “marched down Palafox Street” with her report card and diploma in hand and landed her first job at Gilmore Jewelers. She went on to work in the lab at Borden Dairy then out to St. Regis paper mill.

During these years she married and had one son, Robert Paul Fillingim, born January 5, 1954. After several years as a homemaker, at age 35 fate compelled her to become the family breadwinner, so she entered nursing school at Pensacola Junior College. As an RN she went to work for Baptist Hospital’s OB/GYN and Labor and Delivery departments in 1964. Soon after, she was offered the position of Director of Baptist’s newly contracted Student Health Clinic for the University of West Florida. Now the single parent of a teenager, she accepted the offer and during her tenure at the clinic, she went on to earn her BSN and ultimately her Masters in Psych Nursing. But she would say her most gratifying endeavor was mentoring the stream of young women and men engaged in the work-study program, encouraging them to succeed in college and seek a career in healthcare. She remained director of the on-campus clinic until her retirement in October 2009.

In the midst of her “career years”, again fate would intervene to reconnect Bernice with her high school sweetheart, William D. “Bill” Robbins, who had returned to the area after years of duty and travel with military and civil service. They got reacquainted in 1976 and were married in 1977. In the years that followed she worked at UWF, he at NAS, and in the meantime they planned, designed, and built their “dream home” in Pace overlooking the sparkling diamond blue waters and fiery sunsets of Escambia Bay. Eventually they would both retire and enjoy the beautiful view, the birds, the day lilies, and tranquil walks together on their quiet bayside lane. Evenings usually included watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune back to back, followed by Dancing With the Stars or the occasional Braves game.

Bernice loved the arts – theater, opera, the symphony, the galleries, and she was an avid reader. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers Marvin, RJ, and Dick Lucas. She is survived by her husband Bill Robbins; her son Robert Fillingim and grandchildren Keaton Fillingim, and Sheila and Jeffrey Richardson; her step-son Mike Robbins and grandsons Nathan (Jenny) and Kurt; her step-daughter Anne Gay (Charles) and grandson Michael (Brittney); one brother Phillip (Charlotte) Lucas; three sisters Elaine Booker, Yvonne Obren, Ellen Settle, and sister-in-law Charlotte (Dick) Lucas; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. Words cannot express how deeply she will be missed.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Father John Licari, officiating.

Visitation to be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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