October 25, 2016
Jonathan Brandon Edgar, age 40, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Brandon was born December 5, 1975 to Charles H. and Opal Edgar, Jr. Brandon was passionate about family, football, coaching, fishing and cooking. He graduated from Catholic High School in 1994 where he played football. He continued his football career at University of West Alabama. Brandon had a lifelong career in Construction Management. In 2005 he and his brother, Jody, established a home building company, EdCorp, that has provided homes to over 50 families. While working at Mitchell Homes, Brandon met the love of his life Kimberly Freeman Edgar. They were married on January 21, 2006 and he became a proud stepfather to Jami Alexa Zettler. As a family, they welcomed Jonathan Ray Edgar on January 24, 2007.
He was a coach and mentor to numerous players over the years at West Florida High School, Bellview Athletic Association, Gulf Coast Bombers travel team, ADIKTIV Bombers travel team, and most currently St. John Catholic School flag football team. His love for fishing led him to become a Captain and owner and operator of charter boats, Lickety-Split and No Worries. Over the last ten years he built a successful chartering business, Extreme Offshore Charters, out of Zeke’s Landing Marina in Orange Beach, AL. Brandon shared his love for cooking by preparing many of his favorite recipes for his family and friends. He was notorious for his family fish fry’s, gameday gatherings and intimate dinners.
He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Charles H. and Agnes Edgar Sr. and maternal grandparents Percy and Alice Bryan. Brandon is survived by his wife, Kimberly Freeman Edgar and children Jami Zettler and Johnny Ray; his parents Charles H. and Opal Edgar, Jr.; brothers Chuck Edgar (Cindy), Jody Edgar (Blair), Tim Edgar (Tonya) and Randy Edgar; numerous nieces, nephews, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Edgar, Jody Edgar, Tim Edgar, Randy Edgar, Gordy Grellia, Jason Edgar, Chad Edgar, Sean Till, and Nikki Hoffay. Honorary pallbearers will be ADIKTIV bombers travel ball team players and coaches.
The family would like to invite any past or present players that Brandon coached to wear their jersey to either service to honor him.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Don Abrams officiating. Burial to follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Camp Rap-A-Hope 2701 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36606, (camprapahope.org), ADIKTIV Sports Academy c/o Kevin Johnson 4301 Woodbine Rd, Pace, FL 32571 or Catholic High School Cheerleading Program c/o Amanda Macon 3043 West Scott St., Pensacola, FL 32505.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in Cantonment is in charge of all arrangements.
October 25, 2016
Mr. Albert Jeff Ross, age 81, of Atmore passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Atmore to the late Albert Leigh and Ardell Mitchell Ross. He was retired from State of Alabama Department of Corrections after working for 35 years as a correctional officer. He was a member of The Sons of the Confederacy, Alabama Department of History Archives, member of Escambia County, Alabama Historical Society, and worked closely with the Alabama Department of Conservation Enforcement Officers.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ida Hall.
Mr. Ross was survived by his devoted and faithful friend, Norma Homan of Rabon, AL; one niece, Sandra (David) Sommerman of Marietta, GA.; great-nephews, Andrew and Matthew Sommerman; two special first cousins, Lucille Peacock of Little Rock, AL and Wade Ross of CA; a host of cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Canoe with Bro. Waylon Stuckey officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Alabama Department of Correction Enforcement Officers, Frank Reid, Ryan Rhodes, Steve Lawson, David Smith, Kenneth Blalock and Mitch Johnson.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Canoe. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.
October 25, 2016
Mr. Kenneth Alfred Meadows, Jr. age 64 of Hwy. 31 Flomaton passed away Monday October 24, 2016, in a Birmingham hospital after a battle with lymphoma cancer. He was a native of Wheeling, WV, where he graduated Warwood High School, A former resident of Pensacola before moving to Flomaton, Mr. Meadows was a member of the St. Maurice Catholic Church, He attended the University of Kentucky and the University of West Florida and was the music teacher at W.S. Neal Elementary School, band director at W.S. Neal Middle School and Jay High School. He was a professional musician playing in bands and currently playing in the Panama City Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathleen Paul Meadows of Flomaton; two sons, Kenneth Daniel (Tiffany) Meadows of Molino and Kevin Michael Meadows of Flomaton; sister Mary Jane (Jim) Wiselka of Wheeling, WV; and three grandchildren Christian, Aspen, Hudson.
Visitation will be held Thursday night October 27, 2016, from 5 until 7:00 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton. Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday morning October 28, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at The Saint Maurice Catholic Church with Father Patrick Madden officiating.
October 25, 2016
Scott Randall Chepan, 58, of Molino was born October 4, 1958, in Peoria, IL, to Donald and Donna Chepan. He passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
Scott is preceded in death by his mother, Donna (Cool) Chepan.
He is survived by his daughter, Dara Chepan (his “Scoober”); father, Donald (Patricia) Chepan; brother, Allen (Laura) Chepan and his fiancé’, Nancy Weaver who will miss her sweetheart and her true love.
Scott played guitar with several bands and considered all of them his brothers. He loved the beach and everything about it, especially the smells, fresh seafood and the warm Florida sun. Scott loved to laugh and had a smile that will never be forgotten. He left this world doing what he loved, riding his Hog and helping others.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 4-5:00 p.m. with services to follow immediately at 5:00 p.m.
October 24, 2016
Clara Bradley Lewis, 95, passed away October 23, 2016. She was born June 21, 1921 in Opp, AL and was the last of 13 children born to George Washington Batson and Nancy Du Bose. Clara grew up and went to school in Baker, FL.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, William T. Griffith of Baker, FL. They had three children, Joan (deceased), Annette Sams (Jim) and William C. Griffith (Kathy).
Preceded by her second husband, Simon B. Bradley, Jr. of Gonzalez, FL, they had one son, Robert B. Bradley and a step-daughter, Sherhea. Following Simon’s death in 1991, she married Simon J. Lewis (deceased) of Allen Town, FL.
Clara owned and operated several beauty salons in Cantonment, Gonzalez and Ensley. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Gonzalez United Methodist Church.
In addition to her living children, she is survived by 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice for their help and support and wish donations sent to them vs flowers.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Gonzalez United Methodist Church with services to follow immediately at 11:30 a.m., Reverend Michael Ramsey officiant. Interment to follow at Gonzalez United Methodist Church Cemetery.
October 20, 2016
Mrs. Linda Diann Byrd, 65, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Foley, Alabama.
Mrs. Byrd was a native of Charleston, West Virginia, former resident of McDavid & Cantonment, FL and has resided in Foley, AL for the past 5 years. Mrs. Byrd volunteered at church for the food service, she loved to sing gospel music for the past 30 years and she was a member of the New Life In Christ Church of Foley. She is preceded in death by her Husband, Myles William Byrd.
She is survived by her Husband, Darryl Bruce Prince of Foley, AL; two Daughters, Donna Kay (Thomas) Carroll of Pollard, AL and Dianna Kay (Michael) Wolfe of Brewton, AL; two Brothers, Bobby Rice of Fresno, CA and Donnie Rice of Anniston, AL; two Sisters, Judy of Ohio and Peggy Davenport of Prattville, AL; four Grandchildren, Wendy (Jason) Covan, Tracy (Chris) McCurdy, Hunter Godwin and Dusty Carnley and two Great Grandchildren, Ryan Covan and Cheyanna Covan.
Graveside services will be Friday, October 21, 2016 at10:00 AM at the Beulah Chapel Cemetery with Rev. John Lloyd officiating.
October 20, 2016
Arena Dawson, 65 of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, in Pensacola, FL.
She worked in elderly care as a sitter. She was born in Atmore, AL on March 12, 1951, to the late Jim and Clara Beth Caraway Thomas.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Dawson.
Survivors include two sons, Travis Dawson and John Dawson, both of Atmore; one brother, Roy (Nancy) Thomas of Enon, FL; two sisters, Corine (Eddie) Boggs of Walnut Hill, FL and Betty Morris of Canoe, AL; and one grandchild.
Services were held Wednesday , October 19, 2016, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan Thompson officiating.
Interment was in Pine Barren Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Todd Morris, Randal Morris, P.J. Thomas, Kenny McWayian, Robert Hall and Joshua Thomas.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of all arrangements.
October 20, 2016
Miriam “Billie” Brown, 79, of Pensacola went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on October 18, 2016. Billie was born on November 9, 1936 in Pensacola, FL to Joseph S. Sanders and Genevieve Nobles Sanders. Billie enjoyed her early life in Gull Point and surrounding areas and graduated from Pensacola High School. She married the love of her life, James Eddie Brown (Jim Brown) and was married for 46 years.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband; her parents; and two brothers, Daniel (Danny) Sanders and Wayne Sanders.
She is survived by her sister, Marie (Junior) Pickering; brothers, Tommy (Deloris) Sanders and Joseph (Jewel) Sanders; daughter, Debbie Brown Shytle; son, Jim (Susan) Brown; daughter, Susan (Michael) Brown Hirras; and son, Danny Brown. She is survived by her grandchildren, Kristie Tims (Larry), Mandy Cloud Henderson (Jamie), Edward Cloud, Jr., Kristin Cloud Lee (Austin), Jennifer Shytle Booth (Brad), Justin Shytle, Natalie Gonzalez Parsons (Greg), Stamatios Hirras; great-grandchildren, Coleby James Henderson, Tyler Edwin Henderson, Stone Riley Henderson, Maddy Susanne Henderson, Landyn Danielle Cloud, Nicholas Edward Cloud, Zachary Tims, Anna Grace Tims, Kaylie Faith Lee, Isabella Audrey Lee, Audrey Kate Lee, Elijah Cane Booth, Addison Renee Parsons, Harleigh Grace Parsons and Palmer James Parsons.
Mom and Dad were founding members of Ferry Pass Baptist Church. They raised four children in a loving home with God’s teachings and church being an integral part of our lives. They took great pride in knowing all of their children were saved, having accepted Jesus Christ’s offer of salvation.
Mom you will be surely missed in every role you played in each of our lives. May you sing and dance in all of God’s Glory till we join you again.
Visitation will be Friday, October 21, 2016, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the funeral home at 10 a.m. with Reverend Dennis Wheat officiating.
Interment will follow at Roberts Cemetery.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.
October 18, 2016
Bennie Butler left this world on October 15, 2016, and was welcomed into the presence of her Heavenly Father. Bennie Jo Conner Butler, 89, was a long-time resident of Pensacola. She was born on September 26, 1927, and on September 14, 1943, she married the love of her life, James E. “Jim” Butler, Sr. They were married for 69 years at the time of his death in 2012.
Affectionately known as “Thuther”, she demonstrated God’s love in a life of service. Her home and table knew no stranger and was always open to any and all. She was passionately devoted to her husband and extremely proud of her children and grandchildren, supporting and encouraging them in all their endeavors. As a devoted “Baseball Wife” and “Baseball Mom”, she served others as if they were her own. As a passionate Christ follower, she taught Sunday School at East Brent Baptist Church for decades. Her life was a labor of love.
“Thuther” is survived by her children, Darlyn Butler, Penny Butler Pittman (Josh), James E. “Skip” Butler, Jr. (Karen), Randy Butler (Stephanie), and Jodie Butler (Kristen), and her grandchildren, Tiffini Butler, Michelle Godwin, Jenny Fromsdorf, Michael Paquette, Charity Butler, James E. “Jet” Butler III, J. R. Butler, and Anwyn Butler, as well as 9 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, her sisters-in-laws, Mary Joyce Lambert, Hazel Scurry and Sara Criswell. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim, her parents, Henry and Grace Conner, brother Riles Conner, and sister Margaret Wilhite.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 19, at 11:00 am at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home with visitation prior to service beginning at 10:00. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Olive Baptist Church Relaunch (New Middle School Building) Program or the East Brent Baptist Church Building Program
October 18, 2016
Raymond Michael Green, age 66, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, in Pensacola. He was born March 13, 1950, in Century to R. A. and Lillian Huie Green.
A time of visitation will be held Thursday, October 20, 2016, in the chapel of Jay Funeral Home, 3853 Highway 4 from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, October 21, 2016, in the chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend William Chancery officiating. Committal services will follow at Ray’s Chapel Baptist Cemetery, 140 West Bogia Road McDavid.