Andrew Levy Cooper

September 24, 2021

Andrew Levy Cooper, 81, resident of Prattville, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm from Prattville Memory Gardens with Elder Tom Corley and Elder Daniel Dean officiating and Prattville Memorial directing.

Visitation will be held on Monday at Prattville Memorial from 1:00 until 2:00 pm.

Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Fannie Cooper; three sisters, Ruby Jean Cooper, Esther Piggott, Sue Hines; two brothers, Earl Cooper and Carl Ray Cooper.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette Wiggins Cooper; one daughter, Tammi Davis (Trent); two sons, Todd Cooper (Shari) and Andy Cooper (Heather); nine grandchildren, Zachary Davis (Candice), Zan Johnson (Brett), Dori Cooper, Kaylee Cooper, Jessica Ridley, Paige Mullins, Kate Cooper, Andrew Cooper and Blaine Cooper; seven great-grandchildren, Leena, Isaac, Levi, Harper, Brantley, William and Ivey; extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Trent Davis, Zachary Davis, Allen Bingham, Dennis Wiggins, Phillip Cornett and Wyatt Cornett.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Harold Cox, Andrew Cooper and Blaine Cooper. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made in his honor to Montgomery Primitive Baptist Church, 1814 Seasons Drive, Prattville, AL 36066.

The family requests that everyone please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Cameron Eugene Lowrey

September 24, 2021

Cameron Eugene Lowrey – age 23 of Knoxville was called home on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, after a lengthy battle with covid.  Cameron was an avid NASCAR fan, die hard wrestling fan, and a talented gamer.  He loved photography and was very talented at taking photos and videos.  He was also an enthusiast of the Japanese culture.  Cameron was known for his big, amazing heart and the love he showed his family, friends, pets, and the love of his life.  Everyone loved Cameron instantaneously with his fun-loving personality, witty charm, half smirk smile, and crazy hair.  Cameron will forever be missed.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Ronald Whitfield, Sr. and Brenda Forbes; and great grandfather, Jesse Whitfield.

Survived by parents, Teresa and John DeFriece; sister, Brianna DeFriece; brother, Nicholas Adams; father, Milton (Jessica) Lowrey, Jr.; girlfriend, Desiré Best; grandparents, Milton Sr. and Susan Lowrey, Bill and JoAnn Gardner; great grandmother, Catherine Whitfield; aunts and uncles, Candace and David Baxley, Garrett Lowrey, Ron Whitfield, Jr., Suzan and Jason Baker, Shay and Eric Parker, Beau Sneed; and many cousins, great aunts, and great uncles.

The family will receive friends 1:00-3:00 PM Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Bridges Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 3:00 PM with Rev. Cliff Amos officiating.

Gary Doyle Cooper

September 20, 2021

Gary Doyle Cooper, 66, of Cantonment, Florida, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, September 17th, 2021. Gary was born on Dec. 23, 1954, to the late Leslie Doyle Cooper and Betty Loftin Merian. He graduated from Pensacola High School in the Class of 1972.

Before retirement, Gary was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor at Monsanto/Solutia Performance Material. He served in many other roles and stayed busy after retirement with his family and friends. He was a proud Freemason and Shriner throughout the majority of his life. Throughout his life, Gary enjoyed going to all sorts of car races and shows, traveling, fishing, finding good bargains, and being the best Husband, Dad, and friend to so many.

Gary is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kim Cooper; three sons, Cody Cooper, Zach Cooper, and Kyle Cooper; two brothers, Terry Cooper and Keith (Angela) Cooper; step-mother, Annie Ruth Cooper; step-brother, Larry Carraway; and many great aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with funeral services from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home (1000 S Hwy 29). Burial will be held shortly after the ceremony at Pensacola Memorial Gardens (7433 Pine Forest Rd.).

Marion Bluford Bailey

September 20, 2021

Marion Bluford Bailey passed away on September 15, 2021 in Pensacola, Florida.

He was born on September 10, 1933 in Jay, Florida to Izelle “Pete” Bailey and Ruth Naomi Gulsby. Marion married Eunice Bailey on August 20, 1955. He worked for Champion for 43 years and retired on October 1, 1995. He also served in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War. Marion loved his family and supported his family and friends whenever he could. He helped others because he wanted to, not because he had to.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Ruth; and brothers, Charles Adon Bailey and Curtis Earl Bailey.

Marion is survived by his wife, Eunice Hall Bailey; daughter, Judy D. Bailey Daley (Carl); sons, Randall “Randy” Marion Bailey (Melodie) and Charles Izelle Bailey; 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great, great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Carol Lewis (Gladden); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Victory Assembly of God at 10:30 a.m. with Jeff McKee officiating. Burial will follow at Bay Springs Full Gospel Church. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Pallbearers are Randall Bailey, Charles Bailey, Alec Bailey, Jacob Bailey, Jason Lamb, and Lamar Lamb. Honorary pallbearers are Justin Cruce and Zackary Lamb.

Elmer “Cody” Cobb IV

September 20, 2021

Elmer “Cody” Cobb IV, age 33, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Thursday, September 9, 2021, while at Sacred Heart Hospital Covenant Care. Cody was born to Elmer “Lou” Cobb and Darci Edwards Cobb on October 9, 1987, in Pensacola, Florida. He was a 2006 graduate of J.M. Tate High School. Cody was employed with the Escambia County School District, where he worked in the maintenance shop as a carpenter. Woodworking was his passion, and in the last few years he began building furniture and barns, as well as outdoor patio/pool decks, which led to his business, Cobb’s Custom Carpentry. Cody was a member of the Cantonment Masonic Lodge No. 322 for the past two years. He enjoyed the brotherhood within the lodge and spent many days and nights with his masonic brothers. Cody was also a part of Kaboom Sports where he played kickball with many friends that he considered family.

ln 2015, Cody met Kerri Farinas Cobb, and they married on September 1, 2018. Ln 2017, Cody and Kerri welcomed their first daughter, Sydney Genevieve Cobb, and in May 2020, their second daughter, Kennedy Jean Cobb, was born. His children were the light of his life, and Sydney was often referred to as Cody’s little sidekick. Anywhere Cody went, Sydney was always by his side, whether working in the yard, tending to the chickens, working on jobs, or even taking trips to Lowe’s or ACE Hardware. Cody lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures- spending time with family and friends, taking trips, and watching his FSU Seminoles or his Atlanta Braves. He enjoyed surprising his family with last minute trips and taking his daughters to the zoo or the drive through safari. Cody loved history, especially in reference to Pensacola. This was evident by his colorful tattoos, which represented Pensacola to the fullest. Cody never met a stranger.
ln fact, he made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He would greet most everyone with a handshake and a hug.

Cody is survived by his wife, Kerri Farinas Cobb; daughters, Sydney and Kennedy; mother, Darci Edwards Cobb; father, Elmer “Lou” Cobb lll; paternal grandmother, Mary Francis (Don) Dorin; sister, Kristin (Ryan) Howell and niece, Camryn; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Karen Farinas; sister-in-law, Kimberly Farinas; sister-in-law, Katie (Allen) Givens, nephews, Bryce and Patrick, and nieces, Chloe and Shelby; sister-in-law, Kristen (Andrew) Jackson, nephews, Campbell and Oliver, and niece Addison. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George and Nancy Edwards, as well as his paternal grandfather, Elmer “Louis” Cobb Jr.

A memorial service to honor Cody will be held at Faith Chapel North on Friday, September 24, 2021. Family visitation will be held from 3:00-3:30pm, with regular visitation from 3:30-5:30pm, and services starting at 5:30pm. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, September 25th, with a tree planting ceremony as well as a fireworks send-off, which Cody would enjoy as he always did things in a big way.  The family asks that everyone wear a mask, as they are required to attend services.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant Hospice, or donations can be sent to the family for a college fund that will be set up for Cody’s daughters.


Leslie R. Heaton

September 20, 2021

Leslie R. Heaton resident of Cantonment, FL passed away on September 18, 2021 at the age of 81. Leslie was born in Alcoa, Tennessee on March 28, 1940. He was a faithful member of Gateway Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lenzie Ray Heaton and Bessie Ethel Anderson Heaton; step-father, Leonard Eidson; sister, Joyce H. Seeds; and brothers, Robert Sentell, Leon Sentell and Lenzie Ray Heaton, Jr.

Leslie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret J. Moser Heaton; children, Don (Faye) Heaton, Randy (Darla) Heaton, and Lisa (Lee) Percy; nine grandchildren, Laura, Heather, Sherri, Andy, Amanda, Michael, Micah, Brittni, and Heath; fifteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Margaret Davis, Mamie McNutt and Virginia Miles; brother-in-law, Allen Seeds; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 27, 2021 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Nichols officiating. Burial to follow in Barrancas National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. prior to services.

Gary Doyle Cooper

September 20, 2021

Gary Doyle Cooper, 66, of Cantonment, Florida, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, September 17, 2021. Gary was born on December, 23, 1954, to the late Leslie Doyle Cooper and Betty Loftin Merian. He graduated from Pensacola High School in the Class of 1972.

Before retirement, Gary was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor at Monsanto/Solutia Performance Material. He served in many other roles and stayed busy after retirement with his family and friends. He was a proud Freemason and Shriner throughout the majority of his life. Throughout his life, Gary enjoyed going to all sorts of car races and shows, traveling, fishing, finding good bargains, and being the best husband, dad, and friend to so many.

Gary is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kim Cooper; three sons, Cody Cooper, Zach Cooper, and Kyle Cooper; two brothers, Terry Cooper and Keith (Angela) Cooper; step-mother, Annie Ruth Cooper; step-brother, Larry Carraway; and many great aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. with funeral services from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home.

Burial will be held shortly after the ceremony at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Rd.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Linda W. Hudson

September 20, 2021

Linda W. Hudson, age 60, of Oak Grove, FL passed away on September 17, 2021, in Pensacola, FL. She was born on May 18, 1961 in Fort Belvoir, VA to the late Donald and Florence Stefani Wright. She was a member of Cantonment Baptist Church and a homemaker who was dedicated to taking care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Wright.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Hudson of Oak Grove, FL; her son, Ryan Hudson of Oak Grove; her daughter, Kim (James) Brown of Oak Grove; her brother, Larry (Mary Jean) Wright of Pensacola, FL; her grandchildren, Abby Brown and AJ Brown and her sister-in –law, Merry Wright.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Oak Grove, FL with Rev. Will Stone officiating.

Interment was at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be James Brown, Josh Hudson, Justin Nichols, Edward Hudson, Terry Grey and Justin Hetrick.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Merle Harris Tolin

September 20, 2021

Merle Harris Tolin, born April 5, 1944; homegoing September 17, 2021.

Merle was born to Fletcher Alexander and Lula Dale Davis Harris.

She is preceded in death her parents; her husband, Herman E. Tolin; her children, Sheila Marie Tolin and Angie Marie Tolin and her siblings, Imogene Harris Brown and Robert Harris.

She is survived by her sons, Herman Roy Tolin and James Floyd (Tammy) Tolin of Atmore, AL; her grandson, James Benjamin “Bean” Tolin all of Atmore, AL; her siblings, Elbert Harris of Elberta, AL, Will Harris, Charles Harris, Ronnie Lee Harris and Larry (Patricia) Harris all of Goodway, AL; Ed (Patricia) Harris and James (Linda) Harris of Frisco City, AL; Clyde (Lindy) Harris of Monroeville, AL; Annie Harris and Mary Ann (Artie) Tillman of Fairhope, AL along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Rolin officiating.

Interment will follow at Mineola Cemetery in Mineola, AL.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Davis, Terry Godwin, Larry Harris, Jason Dunn, Ed Davis and James Harris.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 24, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Gerald D. McBride

September 20, 2021

Gerald D. McBride, 71 of Walnut Hill, FL. passed away September 15, 2021, in Walnut Hill. He was born on June 15, 1950, to the late Bill Douglas and Lula O. Smith McBride. He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church and served in law enforcement but was a wielder by trade.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters Bobby Taylor; Carolyn Mock and his first wife Linda McBride.

He is survived by his wife Gorma Barley McBride of Walnut Hill, FL; one son; Shawn (Carleen) McBride of Atmore, AL; Sandra McBride of Bay Minette, AL and his sister Patricia (Feldman) Frymire of Atmore, AL; five grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Bridges officiating.

Interment was in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jim Steele, Earl Baldree, Austin Menchaca, Justin Whatley, Jerry Poulson and Matthew Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Walnut Hill Baptist Church building fund at 5741 Arthur Brown Road, Walnut Hill, FL 32568.

Facial masks and the use of social distancing are optional but is recommended by the family due to the current health care crisis.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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