Robert Lee Lambeth

July 19, 2016

Robert Lee “Bob” Lambeth, age 76 of Hwy 31 in Flomaton, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, in a Pensacola hospice facility after a brief illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton. Mr. Lambeth was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, a 1959 graduate of Flomaton High School, and was a retired pulp mill tech from Container Corporation of America with 39 years of service. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Hudson Lambeth of Flomaton;  one son, Darrell (Elaine) Lambeth of Deltona, FL; one daughter, Sonya (Mirza) Beg of Tuscaloosa, AL; two brothers, James (Mildred) Lambeth of Flomaton and Millard Lambeth of Brewton;  two sisters, Teresa Smith and Codie (Dan) Wedgeworth, all of Flomaton; six grandchildren, Amber Beg, Adam Beg, Cameron Beg, Taylor Lambeth, Tyler Lambeth, and Tiffany Lambeth.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Donis Bowman and Speaker Mirza Beg officiating.

Interment will follow in Pollard Cemetery in Pollard.

Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

Harold Quinton Wilson

July 19, 2016

Dr. Harold Quinton Wilson, 88, of Atmore, passed away July 16, 2016, in Bay Minette. He was born in Brantley, Alabama on January 28, 1928, to Otis and Elizabeth Wilson.

He served in the United States Navy. He graduated from Kinston High School on May 24, 1946, and was inducted into the National Beta Club of the Kinston High School on April 7, 1944. Registry of Medical Technologist of American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Medical Technologist 1953. PhiBetaPi- Harold Wilson of Samson Alabama has been initiate by the Sigma Chapter of medical College of Alabama February 17, 1954. The University of Alabama conferred on Harold Quinton Wilson the degree of Bachelor of Science August 24, 1954. The University of Alabama, The Medical College of Alabama has conferred on Harold Quinton Wilson the degree of Doctor of Medicine June 2, 1957. The State Licensing Board for the Healing Arts April 1, 1960, The Governor of the State of Alabama presented Harold Wilson Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp in the Alabama State Militia January 14, 1972. Saint Vincent Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama Harold Quinton Wilson Intern from July 1, 1957-1958. College of American Pathologist Greenlawn Hospital H.Q. Wilson is recognized for participation in one of the College of American Pathologists Programs of Excellence 1978 Survey Programs, State Licensing Board of the Healing Arts Certificate of Registration Dr. Harold Quinton Wilson Opp, Alabama was issued to Practice Medicine in the State of Alabama April 1, 1960. The Medical Association of the State of Alabama-Physicians Recognition Award December 1983. The State of Alabama-Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Harold Q. Wilson January 12, 1983.

He is survived by Phillip (Sandra) Wilson of Atmore, Greg (Marcella) Wilson of Bratt, Jon Wilson of Lillian, AL; Lori (Richard) Monroe of Silver Hill, AL; Patrick (Kristy) Wilson of Silver Hill; and one sister, Arlette Holly of Hartford, AL; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Delbert Riddick officiating.

Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. from the Ino Baptist Church Cemetery in Ino, AL. with military honors.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Luke 5:31

31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Francis deGraaf, Sr.

July 19, 2016

Robert Francis deGraaf, Sr. passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the age of 78. Robert was born on May 25, 1938, in Robertsdale. He graduated from McGill High School in Mobile and he attended Southern Mississippi University for three years. He was a Quality Control Technician with Monsanto Company for 34 years before retiring in 1993.

His hobbies were hunting, fishing, “tinkering” around the house and enjoying time with family. He was a member at Little Flower Catholic Church in Pensacola.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Helen deGraaf; and his son, Robert “Bobby” deGraaf, Jr.

Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth deGraaf; his daughter, Kim Nelson and Helen Leary; his son, David deGraaf; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Necaise; and brother, Michael deGraaf.

Funeral services will be held at Little Flower Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, with a reception to follow in Marian Hall.

The burial will be held at Fairhope Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fairhope at 3 p.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Thomas Richard Moore

July 19, 2016

Thomas Richard Moore, 68, of Cantonment, went home to the Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Survivors include his mother, Mary C. Tugwell; sister, Rhonda Moore Marvell of Newport, RI; two children, Gindy Lacey of Pensacola and Thomas R. Moore of Pensacola; two grandchildren, Skeila and Andrew; special nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Tommy was born December 13, 1947, in Pensacola to the late Avery D. Moore and Mary C. Tugwell. He served his country with bravery and determination and was part of the elite Green Berets. He had an adventurous career as a Florida Highway Patrol.

Tommy had an avid love of fishing and hunting and was an expert with his bow while hunting deer. Anytime he could not be found on land, he was almost always on the water somewhere fishing. He was an expert fisherman and was an excellent cook as well. He was a devoted son and loved his mother greatly. He also enjoyed time with his grandchildren and watching them learn and grow.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 22, 2016, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Hubert Rolin

July 19, 2016

Mr. Hubert “Nub” Rolin, 72, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Poarch.

Mr. Rolin was a native and lifelong resident of Poarch. He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, avid fisherman and hunter. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Fay Rolin; and daughter, Sonya Howard.

He is survived by his six sons, Adam Bailey and Shane Bailey both of Goodway, AL, Bubba (Rhonda) Rolin and Mike (Sherry) Rolin, all of Atmore, Keith (Renee) Rolin of Bay Minette and Timmy (Sophia Green) Rolin of Atmore; two daughters, Christy Bailey of Goodway and Taffy (Ronnie Lassitter) Rolin of Booneville; 22 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Sis. Helen Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow at the Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Nall, Chasen Rolin, Eric Rolin, Andrew McGhee, Tommy Morrow and John Calvin Dannelly.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Emmons, Gravis Sells, Tony Sells, John Jay, Charles McDowell, Thomas Earl, Mark Johnson and Homer Coleman.

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

Willie Mae Blackmon

July 19, 2016

Mrs. Willie Mae Blackmon, 81, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, in Milton. Mrs. Blackmon was a native of Anniston, AL and had been a resident of Bay Minette for the past 40 years. Mrs. Blackmon attended Shady Grove Assembly of God, and was a member of Vision Ministries Church of God.

She was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a receptionist at Blackmon Accounting and Insurance. She also was a retired clerk at the Circuit Clerks office in Bay Minette.

She is preceded in death by husband of 50 years, Elevie T. Blackmon; daughter, Genvea M. Blackmon; parents, James W. and Virgie M. Cato; and one brother, Gene Cato.

She is survived by her two sons, Edward T. Blackmon (Judy) of Milton, and George L. Blackmon(PawneeEagle) of Abilene, TX; two daughters, Sheri C. Russell (Andy) of Bay Minette and Alicia M. Coon (Mel) of Milton; one brother, Jim Cato (Ruth)of Matthews,NC; one sister, Illa Thomas of Bay Minette; three grandchildren, Kacey Cottrell (Sara) of Saraland, Rebeca Hopkins (Erik) of Ooeltwa, TN, Jamie Scott (Brandon) of Bay Minette; four great-grandchildren, Aiden Cottrell, Haley Cottrell, Nathan Hopkins and Laela Hopkins; and numerous step-great grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, 2016, at Vision Ministries Church of God with Rev. Allan Blackmon officiating.

Burial was at Dean Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kacey Cottrell, Erik Hopkins, Brandon Scott, Kevin Stewart, Jeremy Blackmon, and Larry Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers were Aiden Cottrell and Nathan Hopkins.

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

Callie Estelle Taylor

July 19, 2016

Callie Estelle Taylor, 96, of Booneville, AL, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Atmore. She was born to the late Robert Asa and Belle Vaughn Johnson on July 30, 1919.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and loved cooking for everyone.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Austin Taylor; son, Albert Austin Taylor; grandsons, Edwin Austin Taylor and Shannon Taylor; and great-grandsons, Matthew Baisden and Zachary Stockin.

She is survived by her children, Marvis (Teak) Joyce (Bunny) of Atmore, Ken (Patsy) of Brewton, Rodney (JoAnn) of Uriah, Sheila (Steve) Pugh of Oak Grove; daughter-in-law, Patricia Frymire of Atmore; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Butch Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Stephen Pugh,II, Clinton Pugh, Jason (Man) Taylor, Justin Taylor, Brandon Rivers and Rodney Whatley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Myron Taylor and Sonny Strength.

Family will receive friends, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

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

Gerald Lee Van Luven

July 17, 2016

Gerald Lee Van Luven, 75, of Pensacola, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Gerald was born on October 29, 1940, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to the late Howard and Clarice Van Luven. He retired from the U. S. Navy and the U.S. Civil Service. Jerry’s heart and soul was entrenched in his military service and the love for his country. His 20 year span of service in the Navy included four tours in Vietnam and time on carrier ships. Jerry was also an outdoorsman and an avid fly fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his three siblings.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen Kane Van Luven; three sons, Gregory James (Tammy), Shawn Lee (Cheryl) and Jon Michael (Julie) Van Luven; eight grandchildren, Rebekkah, Dustin, Dalton, Kristoffer, Jonathan, Alexxander, Julia-Bella; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cindy and Tom Kidder, Jim and Margie Kane, Mary and Pete Barraca, Richard and Laurie Kane, Kevin and Donna Kane, Teresa and Mike Nelson and Laura and Gary Hammac; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be loved and missed by his fur babies Samy, Jethro, JayJ and Hollie.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his sons, Greg and Jon Van Luven and brothers-in-law, Jim and Richard Kane, Tom Kidder and Pete Barraca.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Humane Society or Wildlife Sanctuary in Jerry’s name.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with arrangements.

Burbie M. Willett Comer

July 17, 2016

Burbie M. Willett Comer, 91 of Atmore, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Atmore.

She was a retired nurses aid. She was born in Fayette, AL on February 13, 1925, to the late Randolph and Ida Pennington. She was a member of the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Kenneth Willett and Charles Comer; and sons, Charles Pennington and Joseph Murphy.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Hyslop Demille and Betty Donohoe both of Atmore; one sister, Erdeal McGhee of Atmore; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Services were held Sunday, July 17, 2016, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Heard officiating.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Thelma Lee Vasquez

July 17, 2016

Thelma Lee Vasquez was born on June 9,1941, and was called home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2016.

She leaves behind her loving husband of  56 years, Jerry Cruz Vasquez; and her children, Phyllis Finney, Jerry Vasquez, Sue Ann Hall, Jeannie Omerza, Frankie Vasquez , Tony Vasquez, and Quinn Vasquez. In addition to her children she was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Her surviving siblings include, Joseph Nowling, Margaret Richardson, and Gracie Evans.

Her pallbearers will be Tony Vasquez Jr., Randy Vazquez, Steven Vasquez, Brennan Vasquez, Edward Hall, and Dwayne Vasquez.

Honorable pallbearers are Matt Nowling, Roger Vasquez, and Thomas Omerza.

She was born Thelma Lee Nowling in Holt, FL. She was raised in Pensacola where she met and married the love of her life on September 15, 1960. Together, they raised seven wonderful children. She was a devoted and loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and telling stories about her life and memories of her family. She made anyone who came to her home feel welcome and loved. She was the most caring person anyone had the pleasure and privilege of knowing and will be truly missed.

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