James Hilton Hall

September 7, 2020

Mr. James Hilton Hall, Sr. of Atmore, Alabama left his earthly body to be present with the Lord in the early morning hours September 5, 2020.  He was born June 26, 1931 to John Robert Hall and Clydie Brewer Hall.  He was born in Freemanville, Alabama and lived all his life on a farm in the area surrounding Atmore.  He married Naomi Stewart on September 5, 1950, and they were blessed with two children, Gayle Hanks (Michael) and James Hilton Hall, Jr. (Alice), four grandchildren, Tabitha Frazier (Mason), Cory Hanks (Courtney), Shannon Chisler (Nick), and Justin Hall (Ashley), and several great-grandchildren.

Throughout his years of work Hilton was employed by A & P, Teledyne Continental, and Hendrix Tractor Company.  He loved farming and mechanic work, and he enjoyed helping others.  He loved to tell many stories about his childhood, his children, and his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Naomi Stewart Hall, his wife, Pat James Hall, his sisters, Elizabeth Reid, Ila Fuller, Nola Wise, Jimmie Johnson, and Jean Miller and his brothers, Earl Hall, Ray Hall, Gwinn Hall, and Gary Hall.

He is survived by his sister, Joyce Hollingsworth, daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Michael Hanks of Atmore, his son and daughter-in-law James Hilton Hall, Jr. and Alice Hall of Atmore, his grandchildren, Tabitha Frazier (Mason) of Birmingham and their children, Olivia, Anna Beth, and Barrett, and Cory Hanks (Courtney) of Auburn and their children Naomi, Miriam, Olivia, and Taylor; Shannon Chisler (Nick) and children, Logan and Lorelei, and Justin (Ashley) and son, Stanley.  He loved and was loved by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He made a profession of faith in Christ Jesus in his early 20’s. He loved his church congregation, and he was an active member until recent months when his health prevented him attending.  His family members are comforted to know that he is rejoicing with his family and friends who have gone on before him.

Those who are honoring the life of Mr. Hall by serving as pallbearers are his grandsons, Cory Hanks and Justin Hall, his grandsons-in-law, Mason Frazier and Nick Chisler, and friends, Ross Parham and Jerry Poulsen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 7, 2020 at 10:30 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral with Rev. James Hill officiating.

Burial will follow at the Nokomis Baptist Church Cemetery.

Warren Edward Morgan

September 7, 2020

Mr. Warren Edward Morgan, age 54, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Century, FL; where he was staying with friends during his illness.

He is survived by special friends and care givers; Kimberly, William and Josiah Carter of Century, FL and all the dear friends who loved him as a brother, uncle, as well as several other friends that he shared his love, quick wit and sense of humor, as well as kindness during his lifetime.

Warren had a passion for restoring older model Oldsmobile’s, mostly 442’s. However, he was an expert on anything mechanical. He was the type of person who whenever others were in need, was always there. He seldom said no to anyone who needed his help. Warren was a very private person, but made friends easily with his easy going way and entertaining sense of humor. If he called you friend, you were truly blessed. He will be greatly missed and remembered fondly.

Thank you to D.W. McMillian Hospital and Emerald Coast Hospice for your kindness and compassion while he was in your care. Warren spoke several times about how sweet everyone was to him.

John 14: 1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’shouse are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am , there ye may be also.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020, 10:30 AM at Ray’s Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Jim Stickle officiating.

Pallbearers will be William Carter, Josiah Carter, and Keith Stedman.

Nora Dolores Eddins

September 5, 2020

Mrs. Nora Dolores Eddins, age 77, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, in Pensacola, Florida.

Mrs. Eddins was a native of Oak Grove, FL and had resided in Pensacola, FL for most of her life. She was a member of the Olive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, David Bryant of Pensacola, FL; half-brother, John D. Eddins of Atmore, AL and sister, Velma M. Brown of Ooltewah, TN.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Godwin Cemetery with Bro. Dan Strickland officiating.

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

Anna Dailey Emmons

September 5, 2020

Anna Dailey Emmons, resident of Molino, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at the age of 70. She was born on September 14, 1949, in Selma, Alabama to the late Virgil and Helen Cook Dailey.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Emmons; parents; and sister, Virlene Johnson.

Anna is survived by her sons, David (Krista) Dailey, Robby (Gena) Rogers, and Michael (Carrie) Rogers; daughter, Jewel Scott; grandkids, Shane Abney, Kayla Hughes, Justin Dailey, Mariah Dailey, Steven Rogers, and Allen Scott; great grandkids, Braxton Lauder, Anna Rogers, and Lane Rogers; sister, Nancy Trilling; and nephew, Ryan Trilling.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Bro. Steven Zep officiating.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. prior to services.

Burial will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Laurie Ann Jennings Braswell

September 5, 2020

Laurie Ann Jennings Braswell, 63, was born on April 22, 1957, in Tallahassee, FL and ran into Jesus’ arms on September 2, 2020, after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William L. and Doris Jennings, and two loving brothers, Bill and Greg Jennings.

She is survived by her daughter, Jamie Purnell (Craig); her two beautiful grandbabies, Charlie and Clara Purnell. Other special family include: James Braswell, Lisa Braswell, Jane Jennings and Penny Bemis.

Laurie was a long-time resident of Gonzalez, Florida, attending Tate High School, class of 1975. She attended Pensacola Junior College and received a degree in medical terminology where she worked at an ENT’s office until she had her only child, Jamie. She became a homemaker for many years until returning to work at Walmart in the early 2000’s.

Laurie loved studying family history with her brother Bill. As the family was long time residents of Gonzalez they enjoyed tracking their roots back and sometimes traveled to obtain historical family documents.

Growing up, she loved spending time at the family property by the bay with her many cousins. She loved sharing the stories of her childhood growing up in Gonzalez and by the bay. She loved spending time with her family and planning birthdays and holidays.

Laurie was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy in her late 30’s. Simple tasks we take for granted, like clasping a necklace around your neck, squeezing a Lysol bottle, turning a door knob or lifting your arm to turn off a light switch became impossible because her muscles were not strong enough to do it, nor did she have the dexterity. She, however, was more creative and positive in how to overcome those situations.

She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, full of selfless love and actions. She loved her grandbabies, Charlie and Clara. She would spend so much time playing with Charlie when he was younger. Charlie would sit with Grandma for hours. His favorite things to do with Grandma were melting crayons, making inventions out of cardboard boxes and sharing snacks after school. She enjoyed watching her granddaughter, Clara, grow into her funny sassy stage and we are thankful of the memories Clara will have of her.

Laurie will be missed as the most loving Mother and Grandmother, but we know she passed into Heaven’s gates running into the arms of her Savior with new strong legs and hands. That all the little things we take for granted that our bodies can do, she’s doing right now without a sense of frustration. After falling into the arms of Jesus, we are sure a celebration followed with her brothers and parents.

We are blessed to have had Mom home with us since March, where she could listen to the endless chaos, screams and giggles from her favorite people.

A private graveside service will be held for the family at Gonzalez United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Emerald Coast Hospice, as they have provided the family with so much support since coming into their lives last September. There is no way such care would have been possible for her at home without their help. They are angels walking on earth.

Rest in Peace, Mama. You are so deserving of the rest.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Daniel Williamson

September 5, 2020

Daniel Williamson was born on November 2, 1977, to Kenneth and Linda Williamson in Milton, Florida. He went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on August 26, 2020.

Daniel was a devoted husband to his wife, Natasha and he loved all his children, Carolyn, Jackie, Erica, Kelsea, Ethan, Mack, Killian and Malachi with all his heart. He also loved all of his many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Although his life was too short, he touched the lives of many people. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” a quote by Theodore Roosevelt sums up what he and his wife teach their children and share with anyone who comes in contact with them. If you needed your car fixed, he was there. If you needed a place to live for a while, his home was open. If you needed a job, he would ask around. If you needed someone to talk to, he would listen. He always found time and love for others. He was a dedicated son to his parents and worked tirelessly to make sure they had everything they needed.

He loved the feel of the wind on his face when he rode his motorcycle. He loved spending time with his children either, tinkering with vehicles, helping with homework, building huge villages in Minecraft, playing Pokemon or just simply sitting on the steps and talking. The world is a little dimmer now that Daniel is gone, but he will live on in our hearts and through his children forever.

Per Daniel’s wishes we will be holding a private Celebration of Life. Please contact Natasha for directions. It will be an outside event.

The family requests no flowers, but memorials may be made to your favorite charity in Daniel’s memory.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with the arrangements.

Gladys Moye Stanton

September 5, 2020

Gladys Moye Stanton, age 88, of Atmore, AL passed away on August 28, 2020, in Atmore, AL. She was born on July 9, 1932, to the late Ollie and Ruby Higdon Moye. She was a member of Canoe United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse Sewell Stanton and her siblings, Earline Helton, Claude Moye and Willanette Troutman.

She is survived by her two sons, Dennis (Lee Ann) Stanton and Charles Stanton (Lisa Hudson) both of Robinsonville, AL; one daughter, Judy (Steve) Lambert of Robertsdale; AL; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and her sister, Gertrude Smith of Robertsdale, AL.

A graveside service was held Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Canoe United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Dale Patterson officiating.

For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged.

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

Charles Nixon, Jr.

September 5, 2020

The shining light of Charles “Donnie” Nixon, Jr. was extinguished on Friday, August 28, 2020.

He was born on December 7, 1966, to Charles and Patricia Nixon in Nashville, TN. Donnie is preceded in death by his father and survived by his mother, Patricia.

Donnie was a military man, who was very proud of his service to his country with the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Nixon is survived by his wife, Penny Crabtree Nixon; children, Jarred, Brittany, Ashley and Morgan; sister, Yvonne Nixon Kemp; his brother, Timmy Nixon and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Donnie was known by everyone that knew him as a loyal and devoted family man and friend. He was a lover of the beach and boating. He was an honest and reserved man with a fiery spirit. His mother knew him as Donnie, his grandchildren knew him as “Pop-Pop” but everyone that knew him at all, loved him. His light is one that will burn brightly, wherever it goes.

The funeral service was held at Faith Chapel North on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

His body was laid to rest in his family plot at Mount Olivet Cemetery in his hometown of Nashville, TN.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Michael Ellis Jones

September 5, 2020

Mike was born in Pensacola, FL on November 15, 1951. He grew up on Bayou Texar, which fostered his love of the water. He loved anything to do with the water including boating, skiing, fishing, and of course the seafood- especially fish, oysters, scallops, and crabs.

Mike joined the U.S. Army in 1972 and served in The Vietnam War. He continued his career as a radiological technician and lithotripsy specialist in Pensacola and the surrounding areas until his retirement.

Mike was a loving husband and father. He loved to spend time with friends and family; and he could cook a mean steak. He was a happy-go-lucky guy, and always had a smile on his face. Everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him loved him. He had many friendships that spanned decades.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ellis Alexander Jones, Mary Belle Tucei Jones, Dewey Hobson Lowery and Elsie Clarke Ann Hudson Lowery; parents, Vincent Patrick Jones, Sr. and Virginia Dare Lowery Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Lynn Pittman Jones; sons, Christopher Ellis Jones (Shannon), Charles Michael Jones, Michael David Jones and Nicholas Allen Jones; brother, Vincent Patrick Jones, Jr. (Becky); grandchildren, Isabelle Jones, Draden Jones and Charlotte Jones; niece, Jennifer Leigh Jones Burns (Dilan); great-nephew, Maximilian Patrick Burns; a special four-legged friend, Chipper. He is also survived by many loved aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Jeff Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to services.

Jo Ann (Rawls) Caperton

September 1, 2020

Jo Ann (Rawls) Caperton passed away on August 13, 2020. She had a severe stroke on September 6, 2019, and never really recovered from that condition. Fortunately she remained in her home and was able to spend time with her husband.

Jo Ann was born in Pensacola, FL, on June 17, 1947, to Cleveland and Ola Mae (Barnes) Rawls. Jo Ann attended elementary school in Ensley, FL, middle school in Brentwood, FL, and graduated from Tate High School in Gonzalez, FL. She was in the band at Tate and upon graduation received a scholarship to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, MS. From there she went to Auburn University for a short time and graduated with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Mississippi State University in 1970. After graduation she married Frank Caperton on June 6, 1970, and moved to Shreveport, LA where her husband was employed. She and Frank moved from Shreveport back to Pensacola for a short period of time before moving to Knoxville, TN, in 1972 where they lived for 30 years. In 2003 they moved to Daphne, AL.

Jo Ann was very active in community service for a large part of her life, serving as a Commissioner of the Knox County Ambulance Authority as well as a docent for the Knoxville Zoo and a docent at James White Fort also in Knoxville. She was also active in the Artist community in Knoxville, and attended schooling at Arrowmont Arts and Craft school in Gatlinburg, TN where she learned to do stone carving. This was her true calling. She thrived on stone carving and continued to do it for the rest of her life. Upon moving to AL she became active in the Artist community and not only continued to do stone carving but took up pottery and sculpturing.

Jo Ann was predeceased by her younger brother Jeffery Glen Rawls and her parents. She is survived by her husband Frank and a younger brother Lester Devon Rawls and sister-in-law Wanita (Chandler) Rawls of Molino, FL,. She will be cremated and put to rest near her brother whom she loved dearly. Due to COVID-19 memorial services, in Fairhope, AL and Knoxville, TN will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL.

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