Ella Irene White

February 7, 2019

Mrs. Ella Irene White, age 85 of Jay, FL, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at a Pensacola, FL healthcare facility.

Mrs. White was born in Jay, and remained a life-long member of the Jay community, where she was a member of Brownsdale Baptist Church of Chumuckla.  She retired from Monsanto in 1975, allowing her to enjoy working in her yard, fishing, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and spoiling her grandchildren.  Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband of 40 plus years, James ‘Bud’ White; four brothers, and three sisters.

She is survived by her son, Lavon (Melita) White of Flomaton, AL; daughter, Debra Polk of Jay, FL; sisters, Frances Olson of Fayetteville, GA, Helen Joyce Clark of Atlanta, GA, Barbara Mallahan of Mobile, AL; grandchildren, Amanda (Brad) Bledsoe of Jay, FL, Zac (Alex) White of Flomaton, AL; Andrew Polk of Jay, FL, Kegan (Sandalin) White of Flomaton, AL; great-grandchildren, Makenleigh, Braxton, Zhane, Yazzy, and Baylor.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Brownsdale Baptist Church at 1:30 P.M. until a 2:30 P.M. service with Rev. Jeff Leake officiating.

Interment will follow in Jay City Cemetery, Jay, FL.

Pallbearers will be Jason Bledsoe, Ryan Bledsoe, Kevin Bledsoe, Gilbert Cozart, Randy Cozartt, Kevin Mallahan.

Jonathan Darryl Morgan

February 6, 2019

Mr. Jonathan Darryl Morgan, age 56, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, in Mobile, Alabama.

Mr. Morgan was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton, AL. He was an avid Auburn fan, musician, pianist and singer. He attended the Promise Land Outreach Ministries Church of Atmore.

He is preceded in death by his father, Winfred Morgan; brother, Vince Morgan; and nephew, Jason Douglass.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Morgan of Flomaton, AL; wife of 30 years, Helen L. Morgan of Flomaton, AL; one daughter, Savannah Lawren Morgan of Flomaton, AL; one sister, Deborah Morgan Fountain of Atmore, AL; and special aunt, Shirley Beasley Diamond of Jay, FL.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Apostle Wayne Marshall and Pastor Connie Marshall officiating.

Burial was at Little Escambia Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Nick Morgan, Aaron Fountain, Kody Mefford, Nikki Odom, Tyler Newton, Jaden Newton, Alex Glidewell and Theron Inman.

Honorary pallbearer was Bryson Glidewell.

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

Terry Lynn Skinner

February 6, 2019

Terry Lynn Skinner, 51, passed away on January 31, 2019, in Clear Springs, AL. Terry was originally from Tennessee but made Molino, FL his home.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Judy Turner.

He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Jessica and Savannah; girlfriend, Kellie Pennington; father, Larry (Lisa) Skinner; sister, Greta Davis; brothers, Monroe Skinner, Matt (Kellie Odom) Ramsey, Kevin (Lisa) Odom; nieces, Makayla Ramsey, Harlie Odom, Kristen and Trista Lorenzana, Ashley Skinner, Emily Boutwell, Bebe Watson; nephews, Wyatt Ramsey, Josh Godwin, Tanner Odom, Joshua and Jacob Jones, Justin and Anthony Skinner and Brody Ragsdale; and mother-in-law, Debbie Odom. Special friends he loved and considered family, JC and Felicia Chivington, Nolan and Kim Lorenzana, Nichole Sweeting, and Brandon Franklin; and his truest friend, confidant and truly loved, Karen Odom.

Terry worked construction all his life. He spent the majority of the last 15 years doing electrical work and was employed at Chiv Electric. Terry was a simple man and hard worker. He enjoyed being with his family and his best furry friend, Sam.

Memorial services will be held at Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. prior to services.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Odom, Matt Ramsey, Levy Foster, Nolan Lorenzana, JC Chivington, and John Frenkel IV.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Donald Elliott Strickland

February 6, 2019

Donald Elliott Strickland, 87, of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away February 1, 2019, in Pensacola, FL. He was born in Bratt, FL on November 3, 1931, to the late Walker E. and Gladys Wiggins Strickland.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Willie Marie Amos Strickland; a son George E. Strickland; and a sister, Mary Lou Strickland Wiggins.

He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Bill (Sandy) Strickland of Broken Arrow, OK; two daughters, Donna (Jon) Dees of Cantonment, FL and Becky (Paul) Madeira of Miami, FL; three sisters, Louise (Charles) Bryan of Mobile, AL; Marilyn Ward of Walnut Hill, FL and Sharee (Edward) Godwin of Walnut Hill, FL; four grandsons, Kory (Kelly) Dees, Joshua Dees, Blake Dees and Bradyn Strickland; granddaughter, Sarah Strickland; and great-granddaughter, Kyler Dees.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 4, 2019, from the Walnut Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ted Bridges and Rev. Joshua Long officiating.

Interment was in the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.

Active pallbearers were Kory Dees, Joshua Dees, Blake Dees, Bradyn Strickland, Brett Ward and Horace Ward.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Poulsen and Wayne Long.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert C. “Bobby” Martin

January 29, 2019

Robert C. “Bobby” Martin, 69, of Davisville, FL, passed away January 25, 2019. He was born on June 19, 1949, in Atmore, AL, to the late Robert J. and Ethel Lee Mooney Martin. He attended the Atmore First Assembly of God Church. He was retired from the Army National Guard and was a retired corrections officer with Escambia County Florida Department of Corrections. He was avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and was known for his excellent cooking skills of fried fish and oysters. His parents preceded him in death.

He was survived by his wife Nancy Etheridge Martin of Davisville, FL; two children Jennifer Beck of Cantonment, FL, and Russell Martin of Tuscaloosa, AL; three brothers Ronnie (Gayle) Martin of Atmore, AL, Harold (JoAnn) Martin of Warren Robbins, GA, and Greg Martin of Atmore, AL; and two grandchildren Lauren and Lindsey Beck of Cantonment.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 2 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Davis and Bro. Michael Roley officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Timothy Lassiter, Paul Hudson, Earl Bodiford, Chris Smith, Melvin Iutzi, and Jeremy McGhee.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at  Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

George H. Warren

January 29, 2019

George H. Warren, 75, of Pace, Florida, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019. He retired from the United States Postal Service after many years as a mail carrier, and then drove a school bus for Santa Rosa County Schools. Since childhood, George proved to be a true athlete. Some of his favorite sports were softball, tennis, bowling, and especially golf, including tournaments with his mom, Kathryn . He and his wife Bobbi enjoyed square dancing, he loved working outside in his yard, and playing ping pong with his children and grandchildren. He especially loved everyone coming together for family cook outs. George was the life of any party and loved to laugh. He is preceded in death by his mother Kathryn Warren, father George H. Carpenter and wife Barbara Warren.

He is survived by his stepfather, George C. Warren, sister Judy Ezell, children John Warren, Paul Warren, Wendy Schabatka (Ralf), Cindi Vinyard (Don), Steven Coleman, Jeri Garnish, Bobbi Eklund (Magnus), Shelly Taylor (Monty), 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, with the Funeral Service following at 12:00 PM.

Hettie Lewis Sanders

January 29, 2019

Hettie Lewis Sanders, 80 of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Fairhope, AL. She was a homemaker, born in Scranton, AR, on June 9, 1938, to the late John W. and Bertha Burnette Stovall.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Irie O’Neal Lewis and Clarence Sanders, and multiple brothers and sisters.

Survivors are two sons, Orville (Darra) Lewis of Bay Springs, FL, and Roy (Lynn) Lewis of Pace, FL; two daughters: Bertha (Joey) Brown of Perdido, AL, and Carol (Mike) Crittenden of Fairhope, AL; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. in Bay Springs Cemetery, Bay Springs, FL, with Bro. Kenneth Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Bay Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her children and their spouses..

John P. Johnson

January 29, 2019

Mr. John P. Johnson, age 59, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Lake City, Florida.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Milton, FL and had resided in Century, FL for most of his life. He was of the Assembly of God Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, JB and Vonniev Johnson.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Kay; two sons, Donnie Johnson of Pensacola, FL and Ben Johnson of Milton, FL; four brothers, Lewis (Wanda) Johnson of Milton, FL, Joseph V. (Mary) Johnson of Century, FL, Ollie (Donna) Johnson of Century, FL and JB (Trudy) Johnson, Jr. of Century, FL; step-mother, Laura Johnson of Century, FL and aunt, Helen Clark of Wetumpka, AL.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Byrneville United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Hawkins officiating.

Burial will follow at Byrneville United Methodist Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at the Byrneville United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will be Dane Clark, Andy Miles, Bryan Carro, Bryson Carro, Wade White and Caleb White.

Sylvester Thomley

January 28, 2019

Mr. Sylvester Thomley, age 82, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Bay Minette, Alabama.

Mr. Thomley was a native and life long resident of Perdido, AL. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Syl” by all who loved him. He was employed with Alabama Dry Dock with 28 year of service, retired from the Baldwin County School Board with 18 years of service, was a life long cattleman and attended the Hall’s Fork Assembly of God Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack & Myrtle Thomley; one brother, Elisha Thomley and four sisters, Eulia Hadley, Flora Peacock, Earlene Hicks and Jean Brown White.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Thomley of Perdido, AL; one son, Samuel (Paula) Thomley of Perdido, AL; two daughters, Magi (Jackson) Williams of Cantonment, FL and Gloria Hadley of Perdido, AL; two sisters, Aileen Quinley of White House Fork, AL and Frankie Lou (Wendell) Hall of Bay Minette, AL; nine grandchildren, Brandon Williams, Aaron Thomley, Jonathan Thomley, Jeremy Hadley, Nathan Thomley, Elisha Thomley, Levi Thomley, Johnathan Hadley and Rachel Meyer and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. James Peacock, Rev. Angelo Thomley and Rev. Windell Hadley officiating.

Burial will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Aaron Thomley, Jonathan Thomley, Nathan Thomley, Elisha Thomley, Levi Thomley, Jeremy Hadley and Rachel Meyer.

Lois Lister

January 26, 2019

Lois Lister, resident of Pensacola, Florida went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the age of 87. She was born in Santa Rosa County, FL on September 04, 1931 to the late Seth Michael Brigham and Emma Frances Jackson Brigham.

Lois worked and retired as a Draw String Operator for over 30 years with Monsanto.

She was a faithful member and a faithful choir member of Olive Baptist Church. She loved game day at church and fellowshipping with her card groups in their different homes. Lois loved her family and enjoyed arts and crafts.

She is preceded in death by her two sons, Henry “Tony” Lister and Steven Lister.

Lois is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Ralph Lodge of Cantonment, FL; and many nieces and nephews. As well as, her great friends and caregivers, Tame and Bob Ritchie, who she referred to as her adopted grandchildren; and her best friend, Smokey the Cat.

Funeral services will be held at 10AM on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Dr. Ted Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in McCurdy Cemetery, Century, FL.

Family will received friends at 9AM prior to services.

Pallbearers will be Josh Webb, David Webb, Bob Ritchie, Bud Burrell, Ed Kokocinski, and George Grover.

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