Tiny Beatrice Rigby Bolton

June 6, 2023

Tiny Beatrice Rigby Bolton, age 91, of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away on June 5, 2023, in Mobile, AL. She was born on October 9, 1931, in Bratt, FL, to Ely and Virgie Castillow Rigby. She attended First Baptist Church of Canoe. She is preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings and her grandson, Zackary Bolton.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, James C. Bolton; her daughter, Teresa Bolton (David) Brown of Atmore, AL; her sons, James Anthony “Tony” (Kim) Bolton of Franklin, TN and Terry Alan Bolton of Pensacola, FL; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 3 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Bro. Arnold Hendrix and Bro. Waylon Stuckey officiating. Private interment will follow in Godwin Cemetery.

Jacquelyn Darlene Clemmons Killam

June 6, 2023

Jacquelyn Darlene Clemmons Killam, 64, of Stockton, AL (Boatyard) passed away on June 2, 2023 in Canoe, AL. She was born August 9, 1958, in Atmore, AL to Jack E. Clemmons and Willodean Rowell Clemmons. She is preceded
by her father, Jack E. Clemmons; one son, Charles Mathieu Mitchell and her stepfather, Charles Davis.

She is survived by her mother, Willodean Rowell Davis of Atmore, AL; one sister, Pam Christensen (Pete) of Cantonment, FL; two brothers, Donald D. Clemmons of Atmore, AL and Jack Elliott Clemmons Jr. of Atmore; one daughter, Sondra Glass McKinley (Kevin) of Canoe, AL; one son, Joseph Mitchell of Cantonment, FL and eight grandchildren Autumn (Josh) Day, Abbygail Reed, Jackson Reed, Mathieu Mitchell, Kamryn Mitchell, Joey Mitchell, Charlie Mitchell and Thomas Mitchell. Also, by her adored fur baby, Newly, a multitude of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and her Boatyard Family.

Jackie enjoyed spending time with her friends and family especially around a backyard fire. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed fishing and gardening. She adored her dog, Newly, and considered him one of her children. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Marie Hallman

June 6, 2023

Ms. Helen Marie Hallman, 84, passed peacefully June 4, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Known affectionately as “Momma” or “Nanny,” she had a deep love for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her great-great grandchildren. She leaves behind a legacy of loyalty and devotion to those she so fiercely cared about. Ms. Helen was a proud member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians where she served in many capacities including the Tribal Council and Housing board for several years. Because of her passion for breast cancer awareness, after being a survivor herself, Ms. Helen directed seminars for several years at the Wind Creek Ballroom. Before her passing, Ms. Helen resided at the Lavan Martin Assisted Living Facility and filled the role of confidant, mentor, and friend to many of the residents and staff.

Ms. Helen is preceded in death by her parents Levi and Treacy McGhee; 8 sisters- Martha Wilson, Carlie Dalrymple, Imogene Sheets, Deloris Kelley, Velma Crocker, Myrtis Kinman, Eva-Nell Burkett, Donna White; and 2 brothers- Leo and Fred Lee McGhee. She is survived by her 3 children- Cindy (Scott) Martin, Rodney Exum, and Ryan Exum; 5 grandchildren- Trent (Heather) Jackson, Amber Banda, Christopher Frost, Jordan (Brian) Moore, and Cliff (Julia) Martin; 9 great grandchildren- Bailey (Drake) Jarvis; Bradley Spann; Haley, Hayden, and Hayeslyn Jackson; Maddie, Will, and Wes Moore; 2 great- great grandchildren, Bentleigh and Taytum Jarvis; and 2 sisters- Eldnar and Judy

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jon Lister officiating. Interment will follow in New Home Cemetery in Poarch, AL. A reception will follow at Friendly Holiness Church.

Active pallbearers will be Derrick McGhee, Kevin McGhee, Josh Burkett, David A. Kinman, Greg McGhee, Dakota Sheets, and Scott Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Colbert, Carl Faye McGhee, Jarrell Hollinger, Keith Martin, and Dewitt McGhee.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the Lavan Martin Assisted Living Facility, Southern Care Hospice, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for the wonderful care provided to our dear Mother. A special “Thank you” to all the support and love shown by our family and community during this time. It is all very much appreciated.

Atmore Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Adam ‘Joe’ Richards

June 2, 2023

Joseph Adam “Joe” Richards passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023, in Pensacola, FL. He was born September 30, 1938, in New Orleans, LA. Joe worked in Retail Management and retired from Sears. Joe was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. He loved his family, hunting and fishing.

Joe is preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret Mary Constantine Richards; parents, Herman and Gertrude Richards; brother, Herman Richard, Jr.; and sister, Ruby Richards Watson.

Joe is survived by his sons, Joseph Richards, Jr., Mike Richards (Rochelle), Steve Richards (Tonya) and Scott Richards (Leslie); grandchildren, whom were his pride and joy, Hannah, Emily, and Sophie; sister, Mary Ann
Richards Guidry; many nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at this time.

Jody Douglas Findley

June 1, 2023

Mr. Jody Douglas Findley, age 42, passed away, Friday, May 26, 2023, in Century, FL. He was born February 16, 1981 in Franklin, LA; and later in life moved to Patterson, LA; before moving on to Century, FL. He was employed with Maverick Gas Plant for many years.

Mr. Findley was a enjoyable, likeable, people person, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid sportsman especially fishing and hunting and a Florida Gators Fan. He was the co-founder of “By the Big Lip Catfishing Club.”

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Douglas (Linda Mae) Findley, and one sister, Dawn Gafford.

He is survived by his two sons, Jacob Findley, of Century, FL; Brysen Findley, of Century, FL; The boy’s mom, Heather Jernigan Findley, of Brewton, AL; one sister, Wendy (Keith) Lisenby, of Brewton, AL; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. with Rev. Nathan Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Crary Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Gafford, Brysen Findley, Jacob Findley, Chance Schoonover, Jamie Gafford, Jr; and Hunter Gafford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Wayne Carnley, Bo Blackwell, Mark Carter, Clint Lowery, Troy Graham, and Adam Dellacroce.

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

Emma Lorrine Young

June 1, 2023

Emma Lorrine Young, age 92 of Gateswood, Alabama passed away May 31, 2023. She was born in Baldwin County, Alabama on October 17, 1930 to Verren Lee and Loney Walker.

Emma worked for Vanity Fair as a seamstress and was a member of Pentecostal Harvest Assembly of God, her love of Christ and his church was her passion, she also loved to play piano and sing for her church.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, James Miller, Vernon Boykin, and Harvey Young; parents, Verren Lee and Loney Walker Lee; brothers, Wilson Lee, A.C. Lee, Byron Lee, and Lloyd Lee; sisters, Myrtle Kendrick, Elva Sasnett, Hazel Manning and Mabel Lee; niece, Jessica Williams. Emma is survived by sons, Ronald (Becky) Miller, Dennis (Paulette) Miller, and Randy (Barbara) Miller; grandson, David (Maiah) Miller, James (Anita) Miller, Andrew (Deirdre) Miller, and Alex (Milena) Miller; granddaughter, Crystal Miller; great-grandsons, Dathan Church, Noah Williams, and Cole Harris; great-granddaughters, Crystalyn Daly and Destany Miller; and great-great-grandson
Amari Miller.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Reverend Fred Stallworth and Reverend Darlene Byrd officiating. Interment will be in Clear Springs Cemetery, Robertsdale, Alabama. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to services.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Acie Ray “Snuffy” Dickerson, Sr.

June 1, 2023

Acie Ray “Snuffy” Dickerson, Sr. age 93 of Cantonment, Florida passed away May 28, 2023.

He was born in Mobile, Alabama on November 6, 1929 to Acie Lionel Dickerson and Claude Lavonia Dickerson. He served in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran.

Acie worked for St. Regis Paper Mill as a papermaker for 37 years. He was a member of Cottage Hill Baptist Church. Acie had a passion for hunting and fishing and there was nothing he could not fix or repair.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Darlene Mary Kosloski Dickerson; daughter, Renina Ann Macks; son, David Wayne Dickerson; parents, Acie Lionel Dickerson and Claude Lavonia Gordy Dickerson; and sisters, Clare Winifred Shipp and Vivian Kathleen Alday.

Acie is survived by daughter, Debra (Donnie) Gable, sons, Acie Ray (Brenda) Dickerson, Jr, Curtis Lionel Dickerson, and Nathan Van (Patsy) Dickerson; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was loved by many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Deacon Randy Enfinger officiating. Interment will be in Spruell Cemetery, Cantonment, Florida.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to services.

Special thanks to Covenant Care Inpatient Hospice at Ascension Sacred Heart for the great care and compassion showed to Acie and his family.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Betty Straughn

May 29, 2023

Betty Straughn, 91, of Cantonment, FL, outran us to the Heavenly Father’s House, May 23, 2023. A lifelong resident of Escambia County, she graduated from Pensacola High School in 1949. After high school she married her high school sweetheart, Malcolm Straughn, Jr.

She was a homemaker and took great pride in raising her family. Many have described her as a “True Southern Lady”.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Nettie (Abrams) Poston; husband of 64 years, Malcolm C. Straughn, Jr.; and son-in-law, Rev. Alton Moore, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Moore, sons, Kirk (Jackie) Straughn, and Ray (Angela) Straughn. She had nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Survivors also include her sister, Mary Alice Barnes and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

It was her wish to be cremated. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Tara Ann Bryan

May 26, 2023

Ms. Tara Ann Bryan, age 38, passed away, Sunday, May 22, 2023. Tara was born on October 1, 1984, in Foley, AL; to Anthony Bryan, of Atmore, AL; and Lynn Dextras, of Foley, AL.

She loved doing her makeup and hanging out with her friends. She would always start her conversations with “Well how have you been doing” and end them with “I love you”.

She is survived by her son, Cameran Bryan, and her parents, Anthony Bryan and Lynn Dextras. She is also survived by her siblings, Brittany Bryan, Corey Bryan, Tiffany (Colton) Bowen, Ashton Nelson (Brady Rolin), Alexandria (Austin) Lassiter as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tara will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC. with Bro. Tony Sells and Daphne Fretwell officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Colton Bowen, Brady Rolin, Peter Earl Patterson, Chase Jaye, Joey Barber, and Kemariyuan McCaster.

Jerry Houston Shelby

May 26, 2023

Jerry Houston Shelby, 79, of Cantonment, FL passed away May 24, 2023. He was born in Molino, FL on January 31, 1944 to Laura Pugh Shelby and Joseph Wheeler Shelby. He was married to Linda Simmons Shelby for 44 years. Jerry worked as an office equipment technician for the Escambia School Board. He was a member of Wilde Lake Church and the American Legion Post 340. He had a passion for missions’ trips, traveling, cooking for the soup kitchen, cooking for family and friends, and watching his grandchildren grow up.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura & Joseph Shelby; his brothers, Joseph Shelby, James-Irvin “Jim” Shelby, Theodore “Dago” Shelby; and his son, Jerry Houston Shelby Jr. (little Jerry).

Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda Simmons Shelby; his two daughters, Mellondy Shelby Schmidt (Kurt) and Emily Shelby Benavides (Chris); grandchildren, Alex, Matthew and Isabella Benavides; four grand-dogs, Sarge, Sascha, Scottie Mae, and Scout; one grand-cat, Oliver; along with many other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Reverend Andy Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Beulah, FL.

The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. prior to service.

Pallbearers will be Chris Benavides, Alex Benavides, Matthew Benavides, Kurt Schmidt, Bob Baker, Warren Day, Gary Storey and Mike Roberts

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