Robert J. Overstreet

October 30, 2014

Robert J. Overstreet 71, of Atmore, passed away October 28, 2014, in Atmore. He was born August 23, 1943, in Robinsonville to the late Willard and Rosie Godwin Overstreet. Mr. Overstreet was a carpenter, a loving and caring christian man and he had his sense of humor until the end. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tommy Overstreet; and sister, Suzie Godwin.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Lancaster Overstreet of Atmore; sons, Michael and Joey Overstreet both of Atmore; two stepsons, Keith and Jonathan Coleman both of Bay Minette; daughter, Michelle Overstreet of Atmore; step-daughter, Lynissa Newsome of Bay Minette; two brothers, Jerry Overstreet of Tuscaloosa, AL and Jim Overstreet of Atmore; two sisters, Lois Presley of Atmore and Mary Overstreet of Virginia; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and seven step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 12 p.m. from the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Heard and Rev. Paul Enfinger officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 12 p.m. from the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Katherin “Kay” Hull

October 30, 2014

Katherine “Kay” Hull, 61, of Cantonment made her journey home to be with the Lord.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alton Ray Stephens and Bernice Ayers-Stephens; her husband, John T. Hull; her brother, Jack Stephens; and a great-nephew, Dillon Ray Sanderson.

Kay is survived by her stepson, Mike Hull of Lamar, MO; three grandsons, Zane, Wyatt, and Eli; five sisters, Pat Gilliland of OK, Nancy James of FL, Tommie Morgan of OK, Ginger Watson of FL, Sheila Hood of OK; two brothers, Gary Stephens of LA and Roy Stephens of LA; nieces; nephews; great nieces; and great nephews; a special little angel named Sage that was her life; and a very special “friend” Keith Bell.

Kay was the aunt that all the nieces and nephews loved. “Kerry”, called by her family, never met a stranger. With a life of prayer she knew that she would be accepted into Heaven with open arms.

Kay had many friends and will be missed by all.

Kay loved life and lived life to the fullest every day. Live, Laugh, Love

Memorial services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home , FL is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Lee Huggins Davidson

October 28, 2014

Vera Lee Huggins Davidson, 85, of Panama City and formerly of Molino, peacefully passed from this world and into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on October 26, 2014.

Vera was born on September 5, 1929, in Wildfork, AL to the late Bessie Bama Huggins and Wilburn Phillip Huggins. Vera dedicated her life to her family, ensuring that everyone she came into contact with was greeted with her beautiful smile and was never left wanting for love. She will be remembered as one of the most thoughtful and caring souls to ever grace this Earth, and a woman who truly put others before herself. Memories of the way she enthusiastically enjoyed working in her garden, how she skillfully prepared holiday meals for her family and the way she expressed her love for “old timey” music by humming along as she went through her day, will never be forgotten and will forever bring joy to the hearts of all who knew her. She was God’s perfect example of what people in this world should be.

Vera is preceded in death by her father, Wilburn Phillip Huggins; mother, Bessie Bama Huggins; sisters, Lillie Mae Mooney, Adel White, Era Silcox and Faye Turner; brothers, Wesley, Floyd, and Harvey Huggins; grandson, James Edward Davidson Jr.; husband, James Robert Davidson; daughter, Patricia Sager; and son, James Edward Davidson.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Larry and Barry Sager and Kevin Davidson; great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Dillon, Dalton, Danielle and Arissa Sager; son-in-law Roosevelt Sager; daughter-in-law, Cathy Davidson, and numerous other nieces, nephews and family.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 with funeral services to start immediately afterwards at Petty Funeral Homes. Family friend Joe Welch will be officiating.

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

Kenneth Steven Blackmon

October 28, 2014

Kenneth Steven Blackman age 46 of Jay, was reunited with his parents and ushered into the presence of his Savior and Lord on October 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Jay and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. He was employed 24 years as an educator in the Santa Rosa County School System. He was currently serving as Dean of Students at Sims Middle School in Pace. He was a loving brother, uncle, and friend to those who knew him.

He worked tirelessly to teach math to the students of Pace and tutored kids late into the night most days. He gave up Saturdays to build rockets with math and science students, chaperoned field trips, and encouraged those around him. He always put others first and was dearly loved by his students and co-workers. His faithfulness to God and his church were evident to all who knew him. He taught Sunday School for many years and sang in the choir. Family was also very important to him, and he always told everyone how much he loved his family and how proud he was of his niece and nephews. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Talmadge and Mavis Blackman; grandparents, Floyd and Wavie Salter, Stephen Blackman, and Mart and Earlene Jernigan; and Aunt Hilda (Larry) Williamson.

He is survived by his two brothers, Stan (Belinda) Blackman and Greg Blackman; niece and nephews, Robin, Caleb, and Levi; aunts, Dean(Jerry) McGee and Joan (Barry) Warrick.

Pallbearers are Tim Wooten, Dale Anderson, John Waren, Burlin Findley, Joe McCurdy, Chad Arrant, Bart Hendricks, and Jake Gibbs.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult I Sunday School Class of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the new Cornerstone Christian Church on Hwy. 89 (Alabama Street) in Jay.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the new Cornerstone Christian Church with Reverend Ladon Hall and Reverend Lennie Howard officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ken to the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 127, Jay, FL 32565, or in person at United Bank in Jay.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Baptist Hospital for their care of Ken during his illness.

Janice Marie Harris

October 26, 2014

Janice Marie Harris 43, of Atmore, passed away October 3, 2014, in Robinsonville. She was a registered nurse, graduating from Jefferson Davis Community College. She was born in Atmore on January 16, 1971, to Leo and Verna Mae Harrison Harris. She was employed by The Meadows and Oakwood Nursing Home in Bay Minette.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Verna Mae Harrison.

She is survived by her father, Leo Harris of Atmore; siblings, Tammy Harris of Molino,  Judy Harris of Atmore and Jerry Harris of Stockton; four nieces and nephews, Krystal Harris, Daniel Pierce, Heather Moize and Justin Harris; companion, Hollis McKinley of Robinsonville.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 3 p.m. from the Atmore Church of God with Rev. David Harrison officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the United Bank in memory of Janice.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis G. Helton, Jr.

October 26, 2014

Cmd. Sgt. Maj. (USA, Ret) Dennis G. Helton, Jr, 84, of Molino, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Pensacola.

Sgt. Maj. Helton retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service and was an Army ROTC instructor at J.M. Tate High School before retiring after 20 years of teaching.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jean Morello Helton; brothers, Frank, Alton, Ronnie, Kenneth and Walter; and sisters, Shirley, Henrietta and Juanita.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Air Force 1st Lt. Joseph Helton.

He is survived by his children, Joey of Kingston, Washington, Jim and Lynn of Navarre, John and Lisa of Washington, D.C., Janet and Richard Pfalzgraf of Navarre, Jeff and Julie of Fayetteville, Tennessee, Jerry and Shelley of Clear Springs, AL, and Jennifer and Scott Burt of Milton; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a sister, Evelyn Eaves of Biloxi, Mississippi; and brother, Eugene (Ardeth) Helton of Phoenix, Arizona.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 5 p.m. until  7 p.m. at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Wendy Susan McCall

October 26, 2014

Mrs. Wendy Susan McCall, 70, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Mobile.

Mrs. McCall was a native of Stroud, England and a resident of Atmore for the past 22 years.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby McCall of Atmore; one son, Dachary McGowan of Atmore; one step-son, Roberto McCall of Atmore; two daughters, Brandi Snell of Saraland and Jennifer Marie Weaver of Mustang, OK; one step-daughter, Cynthia Michelle Jay of Atmore; three sisters, Pat Biderman of Marion, Iowa, Maggie Speidel of Panama City, FL and Carol Boudreaux of Birmingham; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

Mary N. Walther

October 26, 2014

Mary N. Walther, age 83 of Berrydale, passed away on October 25, 2014. She was born on June 25, 1931, in Phil Campbell, AL to John and Audrey Moore. She was a charter member of True Worship Assembly of God Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Luke Walther; sister, Betty Flagg; and brother, J.B. Moore.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Cindy) Walther, Brenda Walther, and Charlene (Glen) Coleman. She is also survived by sisters, Helen Williams and Margie Stanford; brothers, Lonnie Moore, Jerry (Sandra) Moore, and Ed (Kathy) Moore; grandchildren, Whitney Walther, Courtney Walther, and Charity Taylor. Brothers-in-law, Robert and Lavon Walther.

Funeral services were held at the Jay Funeral Home chapel on Monday, October 27, 2014, with Reverend Adam Peterson officiating.

Burial was at Whitfield Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Amy Callahan for the care she provided Mrs. Walther.

Mary Ellen (Busalacki) Gandy

October 26, 2014

Mary Ellen (Busalacki) Gandy passed away peacefully at her residence in Molino on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was born in St. Louis, MO. Mary Ellen recently moved to Molino to be near her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret (Roach) Busalacki; brother, Joseph Busalacki; sister, Virginia Busalacki; son, Philip Eugene Gandy; and grandsons, Scott Wayne Gandy and Matthew Francis Gandy.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Francis Lee Gandy; children, David (Carol) Gandy of Brighton, MI, Donald Gandy of Milton, Nancy (Andy) Aguinaldo of Murrieta, CA, Joseph (Linda) Gandy of Marthasville, MO, Thomas (Jamie) Gandy of Molino, Norma (Parker) Lanham of Pacific, MO, and Lisa Gandy of Pacific, MO; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

For the past 30 years, Mary Ellen resided in Lonedell, MO, where she was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering, MO, and an active member of St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality. Mary Ellen served on the picnic committee and enjoyed crocheting and crafting with friends in the Piecemakers Quilt Club at the church each week. She loved her family and enjoyed genealogy research and traveling with her children.

A kind, devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt, cousin, and treasured friend, who will be sadly missed and most lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 27, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Interment was in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Marie Ray Condon

October 26, 2014

Betty Marie Ray Condon, 85 of Cantonment, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, surrounded by her family. Betty was born on October 21, 1929, in Casper, Wyoming to the late William and Myrtle Ray.

Betty worked as a floor nurse for many years in local hospitals along with managing several liquor stores. She loved to dance and had many, many friends. She never met a stranger. Betty met the “love of her life” Archie in 1955 while he was stationed in Denver, CO. Not long after they decided to marry in Raton, New Mexico on April 21, 1955. They spent 59 years of their lives together enjoying each other’s company. In recent years, Betty and Archie have been cared for by their loving daughter, Georgette who was the other light of Mrs. Betty Condon’s life.

She was preceded in death by her children, Ethel M. Carmichael and Floyd M. Condon; parents; two brothers, Col. Donald J. Ray and Bill D. Ray; one sister, Juanita Ray Browne.

Betty is survived by her husband of 59 years, Archie M. Condon; two daughters, Georgette (Dean) Harris of Cantonment and Carolyn M. Hensley of Oak Hills, CA; one son, Donald (Maureen) Condon of Shelburne, VT; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Betty will never be replaced or forgotten by any person who had the blessed chance to know her. There will forever be an empty spot in all of our hearts. Of all the things missed most it will be her “impatient attitude” and her will to never give up.

Graveside services were held  Thursday, October, 23, 2014, at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dean Harris, Brandon Harris, Mike Kight, Toby Hobbs, Jason Bonifay and Ben Cartwright.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in charge of arrangements.

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