Edward Earl King, Sr.

January 16, 2017

Mr. Edward Earl King, Sr., age 80, of Cantonment, Florida, passed away Tuesday January 10, 2017, in a Pensacola, Florida hospital after a brief illness. He was a native and long time resident of Brewton, Alabama before moving to Cantonment. Mr. King attended Elim Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, and was retired from Monsanto with 37 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing poker, dominos, and Alabama football.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Frances Blair King of Cantonment, Florida; four sons, Edward King, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Marlin King of LaPlace, Louisiana, Donald King of Cantonment, Florida and Glenn Eugene King of Cantonment, Florida; four daughters, Patricia Parker of Pensacola, Florida, Donna Lee Qualls of Milton, Florida, Sara Elizabeth Sapp of Pensacola, Florida, and Carla Marie King of Cantonment, Florida; two brothers, Bill King of Brewton, Alabama and Ralph King of Allentown, Florida; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2017, from 1 p.m until 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton, AL.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Daniel officiating.

Interment will follow in Elim Cemetery Brewton, Alabama.

Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton is directing.

Susan Elaine Cooke Brown

January 13, 2017

Mrs. Susan Elaine Cooke Brown, 62, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in Pensacola.

Mrs. Brown was a native of Springfield, MA, and a resident of Atmore, AL, for most of her life. Mrs. Brown was a great and determined mother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Wayne Brown, parents, Harvey and Louise Cooke and grandmother Minnie Presnall.

She is survived by her faithful companion of 29 years, Pat Conn of Atmore, AL; two sons, Chris (Sandy) Brown of Oak Grove, FL and Clint (Liana Lambeth) Brown of Atmore, AL; one daughter, Shelley Brown (Don) Presley of Perdido, AL; one brother, Richard “Ricky” Cooke of Baton Rouge, LA; three sisters, Sherry Hartley of Sparta, TN, Debra Harrison of Mobile, AL, and Cindy Formby of Walnut Hill, FL, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. John Hamon officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 15, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Clint Brown, Daniel Lambeth, Tyler Presley, Dale Brown, Dawson Brown and Keaton Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tripp Presley, Kypton Presley, Jake Lambeth, Rusty Miller and Kelby Amos.

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

Eddie Wayne Boggs

January 13, 2017

Eddie Wayne Boggs, 70 of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away January 12, 2017, at his residence. He was born on July 13, 1945, to the late Frank and Gladys Boggs in Phoenix, AZ. He was a farmer most of his life and he also worked in maintenance in the medical field. He is preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

He is survived by his wife Corine Thomas Boggs of Walnut Hill, FL, son Donald Jackson of Walnut Hill, FL, and five daughters Susan (Craig) Dockery of Hartselle, AL, Sarah (Marti) Pearson of Hartselle, AL, Clara Boggs of Walnut Hill, FL, Carrie Ellingsworth and Gail Ellingsworth both of Oregon;  One brother Sam Boggs of Arizona, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at noon from the Pine Barren Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Alan Thompson officiating. Active pallbearers will be Craig Dockery, Matthew Boggs, Joshua Muse, Joseph Muse, P.J. Thomas and Barry Montgomery.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Levonda G. Jones

January 12, 2017

Mrs. Levonda G. Jones, 48, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Atmore.

Mrs. Jones was a native of Pensacola, FL, former resident of Bay Minette, AL and had resided in Atmore, AL for the past three years. Mrs. Jones was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her father, Michele Gabriel and grandparents, Sam and Gladys McCaw.

She is survived by her mother, Myrdle Gabriel of Bay Minette, AL; husband, Tony Jones of Atmore, AL; two sons, Mason Jones and Dawson Jones both of Atmore, AL; one daughter, Jessica (T.J.) Jones of Atmore, AL; one sister, Jamie (Greg) Roberts of Bay Minette, AL; and four grandchildren, Kylin, Jazlin, Tra and Adylin.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be A.J. Gardner, T.J. White, J.T. Davis, Shawn Cooper, Henry Wiggins and Mason Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dawson Jones, Kylin Jones and Tra White.

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

Henry Lucius Brown

January 12, 2017

Henry Lucius Brown, 81, of Molino, FL, passed away January 11, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Henry was born September 3, 1935, in Molino, FL to the late Henry Thomas Wright and Era Brown. He was employed and retired after many years of service from International Paper Company in 2001. He was Master Mason in good standing with Lodge 210 in Pensacola, FL. One of his favorite past times when able was his love for fishing.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Brown Gillespie.

He is survived by his two sons, Terry Brown and Tommy Brown (Marie); sister, Patricia Ann Smith and numerous grandchildren.

A special thank you to the staff of the Specialty Health and Rehab Center, 6984 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL for their unconditional love and care.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North on Saturday, January 14, 2017, with funeral services at 2 p.m with Reverend Mike Mashburn officiating.

Interment will follow at Highland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with the arrangements.

Douglas Henry Buss

January 10, 2017

Douglas Henry Buss, 76, of Pensacola, FL passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Douglas was born in Canada and moved to Florida when he was a teenager. Doug started working in the concrete products business and continued in that business until December 30, 2016. Doug loved sports and played a number of them all his life including fishing, racquet ball and bowling. Doug was a member of Elks #497.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Gertrude Buss; and his daughter, Doris Moore.

He is survived his loving wife, Mary Ann Buss; daughters, Valerie Moavero, Brenda Krull (Dan) and Gini Buss; son, Steven Hegemann; greatest friends, Mark and Linda Lambert, plus everyone Doug has ever come in contact with; six brothers-in-law and five sisters-in- law.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.

Visitation will be held at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Saturday, January 14, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. with the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. Memorial service will begin at 10 a.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with the arrangements.

Alvin E. Owens

January 10, 2017

Mr. Alvin E. Owens, 84, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017, in Fairhope, Alabama.

Mr. Owens was a native of Panama City, FL and had resided in Atmore, AL for the past 71 years. Mr. Owens was a 50 year Master Mason with the Carney Lodge No. 549 and a member of the Bethel Methodist Church. He held various leadership offices at Bethel, was a Certified Lay Speaker, retired from Sears with 27 years of service as an appliance technician, instructor at Sears in Atlanta, self employee doing appliance service at Alvin Owens Appliance. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Leona Owens; an infant sister, Mary Ann Owens; and brother, Robert Bob Owens.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nell Owens of Atmore, AL and numerous cherished nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Gus Jones and Rev. Philp Chance officiating.

Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Greg Turberville, Wesley Davis, Todd Vickery, Kevin Vickery, Doug Vickery, Robert Owens and Ben Owens.

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

George Palmer, Jr.

January 10, 2017

George Palmer, Jr. passed away Friday, January 6, 2017, due to recent health complications. George, also known by his many friends and family as Dinky or Hotwheels, was 63. He was born in Century, FL on October 10, 1953, to Ola and George Palmer, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmie Freeman; sisters, Nora Johnson and Eula Mae Dearborn; and nephew, Shane Williams.

He is survived by sisters, Nancy Neal, Elizabeth Williams, and Mammie Jo Smith, and by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. George grew up in the Tri-City area and was a resident of Jay, FL for the last several years.

As an infant, he contracted polio during a nationwide epidemic before the lifesaving vaccine was developed. Though the disease left him disabled and with limited use of his legs, he refused to be defined by his limitations and defied all expectations of what he would be able to accomplish. George walked, rode a bicycle, and drove a car when it was said he would never crawl. He attended and graduated from Century public schools, studied architecture in college, coached little league baseball, worked productively, and lived a full and independent life when it was said he would live his life in an institution. Ever the optimist, there simply was no quit in him. His spirit was infectious and he inspired all who knew him. George will be remembered by all who knew and loved him for his sharp wit, high integrity, intense loyalty, his handsome looks and roughish smile.

Later in life, George developed post-polio syndrome – a common effect of the disease which leads to a slow degeneration of muscle tissue and other health complications. This eventually forced him into a wheelchair and limited his mobility. But, even in these circumstances, he resolved to live as full a life as possible and dealt with his situation with good humor and unshakable faith. He was a friend to many, an inspiration to all and will leave an unfillable space in each of our hearts.

Pallbearers will be Art Dales, Timothy Dales, Mike Duncan, Dale Havard, Jeff Gunn, Randy Helton, Seth Holland and Brandon Crutzhfield.

Honorary pallbearer is Jayden Dales.

The viewing will be Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.

The memorial service and celebration of his life will be on Thursday, January, 12, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Jay funeral home with Bro Mike Hutto officiating.

All are invited to attend to pay their respects and to share their remembrances.

Lamar C. “Louie” Lewis

January 7, 2017

Lamar C. “Louie” Lewis of Berrydale, Florida passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 4, 2017.

Lamar Lewis was born in Brewton, Alabama to Irvin Lewis and Penny Ruth (Barnes) Todd. He served our country in the United States Navy. While stationed in San Diego, California, he met his beloved wife and began his family of five children. He retired as an industrial mechanic in Pace, Florida. He attended St. Maurice Catholic Church in Brewton, Alabama.

Mr. Lewis is preceded in death by his parents Irvin Lewis and Penny Ruth (Barnes) Todd, his two brothers Roy Colmer Lewis and Cortez Lewis. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years Mary V. Lewis, children Barbara (Steve) Scott, Bill (Debbi) Lewis, Beth Anne (Madison) Whitfield, Becky Miller, Amy (Tommy) Kindig. Also, surviving Lamar are his sister Imogene Reeder, brothers Jerrell Lewis and Larry Lewis, his treasured grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and his “man’s best friend” of twelve years, Sophie.

The family would also like to express their love and appreciation to Lora Lambeth (care-giver), Chasity Lowery (Covenant Hospice) and Reverend Patrick Madden (St. Maurice Catholic Church) for becoming part of the family as we cherished this time together.

On Monday, January 9, 2017 the Celebration of Lamar’s life will begin with a time of fellowship and visitation with the family from 2:00-3:30 followed by a Celebration of Life memorial service beginning at 3:30 at the Berrydale Baptist Church on Highway 4.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

St. Maurice Catholic Church (Building Fund), PO Box 206 Brewton, Alabama 36426.
Berrydale Volunteer Fire Department, 13000 FL-87, Jay, FL 32565.

Walter Henry Sollie

January 6, 2017

Walter Henry Sollie, 37, of Atmore, AL, died on Sunday, December 7, 1941, when his ship, the USS Oklahoma, was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

His unidentified remains have been buried for the past 75 years at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. He was identified earlier this year through a DNA match with relatives.

He was born on November 23, 1904, in Myrtlewood, Marengo Co AL, to Frederick Ernest and Florence Vallie McCrary Sollie. He joined the Navy in 1923 and served until his death in 1941. He had served on the USS Pruitt, USS Huron, USS North Hampton, USS Maryland and finally, the USS Oklahoma.

He is survived by 5 nieces: Jean Bodiford, Greenville AL; Carol West, Chuchula AL; Iris (Bruce) Plowman, Kewanna IN; Betty (Tom) Turnipseed, Milton; and Cindy (Frank) Mayes, New Orleans LA; and 2 nephews: Clifford (Betty) Allen, Mobile AL; and Fred (Liz) Sollie, Jr, Clermont FL. He is also survived by 12 great nieces and nephews and their children. He was preceded in death by his father; his sister, Nina Mae Cobb; and his son, Walter Carlyle Sollie.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Walter Henry Sollie, to the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF), or online at http://www.navalaviationfoundation.org/ways-to-give/charter-memoriam/ or via check to 1750 Radford Blvd, Suite B, NAS Pensacola FL 32508.

A funeral service will be held January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Pensacola Aviation Chapel aboard NAS Pensacola. An interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery at 12:30 pm. Oak Lawn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pensacolanewsjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=183259268#sthash.mRZrkW1D.dpuf

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