Malcolm Corum Major Jr.

August 24, 2016

Mr. Malcolm Corum Major Jr., 73, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Atmore.

Mr. Major was a native of Pensacola,  former resident of Bratt, and has resided in Atmore  most of his life.  Mr. Major was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retired from Vanity Fair with 30 years of service and worked five years with Masland Carpet. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Lettie Godwin; and uncle, Talton Godwin.

He is survived by one son, Johnny Major of Phenix City, AL; one daughter, Allison Major (Corey) Hicks of Stapleton, AL; and one stepdaughter, Holly L. Ramer of Atmore, AL.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe Welch officiating.

Burial will follow at the Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, August. 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Godwin, Jonathan Godwin, Cacey Godwin, Ed Hudson, Steven White and Gary Bailey.

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

Quinton Parker

August 23, 2016

Quinton Parker
November 3 1941- August 21 2016

Quinton was born in Nokomis, Alabama in 1941 to Tennie Mae and Talmadge Sterling Parker. He was his mother’s “sweetheart”, and known to his family as “Heart” and “Uncle Heart”. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

Quinton started working in his early teens hitchhiking across the country harvesting tobacco, potatoes, and watermelons. In his late teens he began hanging sheetrock, continuing until the age of 54 when a construction accident cut short his working days. The accident hobbled his legs but did not extinguish his strong work ethic. He began a long and prolific hobby carving canes and staffs of wood harvested from his treasured property in Munson Florida. Second only to his cherished family was his passion for riding his Harley Davidsons. He was an avid deer hunter, aspiring fisherman, and loyal friend to many. He was a proud tribal member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. He will be forever missed.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Talmadge Sterling Parker, Tennie Mae Adams Parker, brothers William Ray Parker, Thomas Martin Parker, Lloyd Parker and survived by his brothers Claude Parker and Danny Parker, and Sisters Carloyn Annette Davis, and Bonnie Garrett and husband Jim.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Virginia Parker, his son Steve Parker and wife Paula (Robinson), his daughter Kaye and husband Nick Guiste, and six grandchildren; Hadyn Guiste, Tyler Parker, Sydney Parker, Logan Guiste, Nolan Guiste, and Addison Guiste.

Pallbearers are: Keith Parker, Marty Davis, David Cumbie, Gary Davis, Kenneth Shelby and Christopher Shelby. Honorary Pallbearers are: Bobby Freeman and Wayne Freeman.

Visitation will take place Friday, August 26, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with funeral services to follow at 12:30 p.m. Pastor Jimmy Lancaster will be officiating. Interment to follow at Eastern Gate Cemetery.

Barbara Ann Guthrie

August 23, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Ann Guthrie, age 71, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Atmore. She was a native of Ashford, WS. She has been a resident of Atmore since 1995.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Guthrie; parents, Benno and Laurine Simon and two brothers, Norman and Jerad Simon.

Mrs. Guthrie is survived by her son, Ronald J. (Stacy) Guthrie of Cibolo, TX; one daughter, Laurine (Jeff) Gentry of Atmore; four brothers, Phil (Diane) Simon of Fond du Lac, Wisc., Frank (Betsy) Simon of Mayville, WI., Tom (Sherry) Simon of Watsonville, Calif. and Bob (Debbie) Simon of Brownsville, WI.; four sisters, Pat Simon of Oshkosh, WI., Rose Simon of Zion, IL, Lucille Simon of Israel and Clare (Nusrat) Hussain of Islip, NY; two sisters-in-law, Billie Ruth Wilson of Atmore and Robin (Dan) O’Brian of Appleton, WI,; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 26, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Gene King officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 26, 2016, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be B.J. Donaldson, Marshall Hadley, Jason Hadley, Nathan Riley, Christopher Hadley and Luke Hadley.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family.

Donna Mae Messer

August 20, 2016

Ms. Donna Mae Messer, age 53, of Atmore, passed away Wednesday August 17, 2016, in Atmore. She was a homemaker. She was born in Atmore to the late George M. and Juanita Presley Messer. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lem Messer.

Ms. Messer is survived by four brothers, John R. (Peggy) James of Atmore, Raymond Lee Messer, Michael Wayne (Kathy) Messer, Glen Thomas (Vickie) Messer all of Rome, AL, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial Services were held Friday, August 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

The family received friends Friday, August 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Fred Lee Presley

August 20, 2016

Mr. Fred Lee Presley, age 82, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born to Johnnie A. and Emma Eddins Presley. He was a Chemical Operator and retired from Reichold Chemical Company after serving an estimated 40 years. He also owned Presley Mobile Home Park in Atmore and spent many years in property management purchasing and leasing farm land and houses in Florida and Alabama. His hobbies included farming, fishing and working on things that were broken. He was a Christian and a strong man of faith and fervent prayer.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; step-mother, Cleo Presley; step-sister, Linda Cody; three brothers, James “Snooks” Presley, J.D. Presley and Preston McGhee; a brother-in-law, Drew Stewart and three nephews, Danny Presley, Michael Presley and Terry Lassitter.

Mr. Presley is survived by two sisters, Mildred Presley Stewart of Perdido AL, Joyce (Woody) Presley Lassitter of Maysville, NC; three daughters. (Daddy’s girls), Anita Carol Presley, Judy Marie Presley-Penton of Pensacola and ReGina Gayle Presley-Bryan (Robert) of Pace; four grandchildren, Brian David Malone, Taylor Matthew Edwards, Christina Presley Bryan, David Presley Bryan; seven great-grandchildren, Garrett Malone, Mariah Nicole Edwards, Taylee Sue Edwards, Avery Isles Edwards, Jordan Malone, Micheal Malone and Caleb Malone, along with a host of close nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 2 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with his daughter, Rev. Regina Presley Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in Presley Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Sue King Johnson

August 20, 2016

Sue King Johnson, age 80, of Pensacola, passed away Saturday night, August 20, 2016. She was born June 7, 1936 in Allentown, Florida and grew up in Bagdad and Milton, Florida. She was a graduate of Milton High School.

Sue was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Downtown Pensacola where she attended Sunday School and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was an avid reader and a dedicated Florida State football fan. She enjoyed cooking and hosting large family gatherings during the holidays.

Sue was a former Eastern Star, a member of the Lions Club and served as past president of the Tallahassee Leon Power Squadron. She was a retired credit union manager and on the board of the Florida Credit Union Guaranty Corporation. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, “Nana Sue” to many, and community volunteer. She was an active member of the Krewe of Marionettes and the Pensacola Rotary Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Laylor and Martin Luther King, and her brother, William King.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Johnson; her sister, Martha (John) Graham; her brother, Martin (Dianne) King, Jr.; daughter, Pam Motley; two sons, Rodger (Tammie) Lowery and Randy Lowery; ten grandchildren, Sara (Damien) Cordle, Stephanie and Ryan (Devan) Hacker, Michael (Stephanie), Keegan, Casey and Brennan Lowery, Jonas, Aaron and Dakota Lowery; seven great-grandchildren, Jason and Brayden Hale, Michael Jr., Avrin, Destiny and William Lowery, Bella Hacker, and numerous stepchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, at 10:00 AM with the memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM. Services will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North,1000 South Hwy 29, Cantonment with Reverend Joey Rogers officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital SICU and for the prayers of our family and friends.

AC Lee

August 17, 2016

AC Lee, age 93, of Robertsdale, AL, was called home on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. He was born September 14, 1922, to the late Vernon and Loney Lee, in Bay Minette, AL. AC shared 64 wonderful years with his late wife Katie. He is known as a devoted family man, who loved farming. AC was a proud U.S. Army veteran and two time former Worshipful Master, at the Cantonment Masonic Lodge. He retired after 41 years from the International Paper Co..

AC is preceded in death by his cherished wife Katie; his son Willis T. Kennedy; his grandson Vernon Corey; his siblings Hazel Manning, Byron Lee, Elva Sassnett, and Lloyd Lee.

He is survived by his children Jackie (Pete Bauer) Corey-Bauer, of Baker, LA, Betty ( the late James) Story, of Palestine, TX, and Craig (Maggie) Lee, of Robertsdale, AL; many beloved grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, August 19, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Faith Chapel North in Cantonment. The family will accept friends on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 9:00am, until the funeral service begins at 10:00am, at the funeral home. Bro. Ken Johnson and Bro. Ed McMillian will officiate. Burial will follow at Clear Springs United Methodist Church cemetery in Clear Springs, AL.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Robert B. “Bobby” Woods, Jr.

August 16, 2016

Mr. Robert B. “Bobby” Woods, Jr., age 73, of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Atmore. He was a retired Chemical Control Operator and Fire Medic with Monsanto after forty years of service. He was born in Escambia County, AL to the late Robert B. and Vella Greek Woods, Sr.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Patrick Ryan Burkett.

Mr. Woods is survived by one son, Marshall Robert (Sabrina) Woods of Vernon FL; two daughters, Suzanne (John) Sirmon and Blair (Mark) Burkett, all of Atmore; grandchildren, Daniel, Shaun, Justin, Wesley, Erin, Marshall, Houston, Saylor and Eldon; five great-grandchildren, friends and cousins, Harold Allen and JoAnne Cooper.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Debora bishop officiating. Interment  followed in Mothershed Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Wesley Sirmon, Justin Emmons, Marshall Burkett, Shane Cooper, Dennis Biggs and Rodney Biggs.

The family received friends Monday, August 22, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m.at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home

Chris Lamar Dempsey

August 16, 2016

Mr. Chris Lamar Dempsey, age 60, of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in Mobile. He was a painter for A to Z Handyman. He was born in Atlanta to the late Peter Bartlett and Edna Sisk Dempsey, Jr. He was affiliated with Atmore First Assembly of God.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Alexander and a brother, Randy Dempsey

Mr. Dempsey is survived by his wife, Tina Dobson Dempsey of Atmore; six sons, Greg (Dori) Glawson of Buford, GA, Stephen Dempsey, Hody (Jennifer) Dempsey, Dusty (Marla) Dempsey, all of Tuscaloosa, AL, Sammy LePone and Joey LePone, both of Santa Rosa Beach.; two daughters, Shannon (Randy) Taylor and Samantha Croker, both of Atmore; one brother, Darrell (Margaret) Pugh of Franklin, GA; two sisters, Velvarae Oglesby and Roxanne (Jim) Shifflet both of Atmore; twelve grandchildren, Mackenzie and Cope Dempsey, Luke and Natalie Dempsey, Brandon Glawson, Daniel, Jon Michael and Memphis Croker, Dustin Chambers, Jr., Mason and Caleb Taylor and Sophia LePone; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Rusty, Connie, Sandy, Marie, Douglas, Kenneth, Thomas, Rebecca, Crystal, Eric, Uta, Patricia, Rose, Alesha, Cory, Joni, Michael, Amber, Daniel, Emily, John Chandler and a multitude of friends in Atlanta and Destin.

Memorial services were held Friday, August 19, 2016, at 5 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with his nephew’s, Michael Dempsey and Cory Dempsey speaking.

The family received friends Friday, August 19, 2016,, 4 p.m. until service at 5 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Janice Tillman Enfinger

August 15, 2016

Janice Tillman Enfinger, 74, of Molino passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Janice was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She spent many hours of her time taking her children and grandchildren to countless activities including swim meets, ballgames and after school activities.

One of her favorite places to go was the waterpark. Also, she had a love for slot machines at the casino. She was loved and will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her father, Shelton Tillman; mother, Ester Sanspree and her brother, Danny Roy Tillman. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph H. Enfinger; daughters, Belinda (Horace) Lowery and Anita (Jerry) Nellums, grandchildren, Lisa (Devin) Appelquist, Joe (Cybil) Lowery, Joshua Lowery, Kristina Nellums and Daniel Nellums; great-grandchildren, Danielle Lowery, Katelyn Garrison, Heather Lowery, Hailey Garrison, Mikey Lowery, Austin Lowery and Belinda Lowery; great-great- grandchildren, Colton, Kennedy and Gabrielle; her sister, Helen Williams; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Joe Lowery, Devin Applequist, John Nellums, Josh Levins, Tommy Sheffield and Russell McAnally.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 15, 2016 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Mashburn officiating. Interment will follow at Aldersgate Cemetery.

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