Peggy Jo Hodge

November 25, 2020

Peggy Jo Hodge, went to her heavenly home on Friday, November 20, 2020, at the age of 85. She was born on October 17, 1935 in Maplesville, Alabama.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Jack Hodge, one son Aaron Hodge, mother and father, David and Susan Fox, three brothers Lawrence, Benjamin, and Edward Fox.

Peggy was a very loving and compassionate mother. She loved to travel, fish, and bowl, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with family. She was the past recipient high scorer award in bowling, and served as past president of the PTA, and volunteer of the year for Molino Elementary School in the 1980’s.

Peggy is survived by her loving children, Susan McCrory (Kenny) Jackie Hodge (Lynn), David Hodge (Vicky), Grandchildren, Naomi, Jeremiah, Jacob, Melissa, Amanda, Derek, Lane, and seven Great Children.

The family wishes to thank TLC Caregivers and Hospice nurse Annabelle for the loving care and compassion for our mother.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Windy Hill Baptist Church and Covenant Care.

Rev. Joseph Carlo “Carl” Kelly, Sr.

November 24, 2020

Rev. Joseph Carlo “Carl” Kelly, Sr., age 69 of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away Saturday afternoon November 21, 2020 at Coosa Valley Alabama Medical Center in Sylacauga Alabama.

Rev. Kelly was born in Century, FL and was raised in the Flomaton/Pollard areas of Alabama. He was a 1969 graduate of Flomaton High School and went on to attend Jeff Davis Jr. College, Troy University, Samford University, and the University of Montevallo, earning multiple Masters Degrees in the education field. He taught in a number of schools during his career and was also a school counselor. He was a driver for “Tiger Transit” at Auburn University where he also served as a mentor in the athletic department. Carl loved music and magic, whether he was serving as a minister of music in a church or performing his “Music and Magic with a Message” in schools, churches and other venues. He also loved doing volunteer mission work. He was a member of Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church, where he served as Pastor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Grover Kelly, Jr. and Ernestine Trawick Kelly.

He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 36 years, Debbie Kelly of Alabaster, AL; son, Joseph Carlo “Jody” Kelly, Jr. of Kaneohe, HI; daughter, Lindsey (Quon) Johnson of Maylene, AL; brother, Henry (Stephanie) Kelly of Bay Minette, AL; sister, Lou Wanda Smith of Daphne, AL; grandson, Owen Johnson, soon to be joined by a granddaughter, Madelyn Ruth Johnson; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. from the Chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Keel and Bro. Henry Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in Pollard Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Craver’s Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M.

Pallbearers will be: Shawn Smith, Luke Smith, Avery Ochoa, Ronnie Freeman, Joffrey Tullis, and Larry White.

Floral tributes are welcome, or memorials in Carl’s memory can be made to Samaritan’s Purse P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607 or www.samaritanspurse.org or to The Gideons International at www.gideons.org/sendtheword

Carlton Prescott Sharpless

November 24, 2020

Carlton Prescott Sharpless, age 94, passed away on November 22, 2020. He was born on July 18, 1926 in Atmore, AL to the late Jackson Lafayette and Thelma Viola Bratcher Sharpless. He served in The United States Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Audene Mothershed Sharpless; his sisters, Waldine Sharpless Argroves and Joyce Sharpless Hogg.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Weaver Mills Sharpless; his son, Phillip (Sandy) Sharpless of Hattiesburg, MS; his daughter, Connie Sharpless of Pensacola, FL; his brothers, Jack (Betty) Sharpless of Robinsonville, AL and Ronnie (Margaret) Sharpless of Gautier, MS; his sisters, Carolyn Sharpless Smith of Atmore, AL, Lynn Sharpless Fralick of Walnut Hill, FL and Brenda Sharpless (David) Cruce of Loganville, GA and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Brooks Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Dale Patterson and Dr. Tim Tew officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, AL.

Active pallbearers will be Phillip Sharpless, Jr., Glenn Sharpless, Larry Sharpless, Allen Sharpless, Andrew Sharpless and Kevin Fralick.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.

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

Monica Suzanne Oglesby

November 20, 2020

Monica Suzanne Oglesby, 31, of Cantonment, Florida, was given her wings on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

She was born on October 24, 1989 in Dayton, Ohio.

Monica was a very loving and compassionate mother. She love to go to the beach, the river, playing bingo, and spending time with her two sons. She had the most beautiful smile that could light up the room.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Tommy L. Hennessey; cousin, Anna Oglesby; grandparents Tommy Oglesby, Greg Domijan, and Ronnie and Sue Lambeth.

Monica is survived by her loving children, Kurtis Bailey and Tommy Lloyd; her father, David Oglesby and step-mother, Melissa Oglesby; her mother, Susan Spraberry and step-father George Spraberry; brother, Dalton and Brittany Oglesby (son) Dean Olgesby; grandparents, Shirley Oglesby, Jimmy and Pearl Johnson, Chris Domijan, and Lomax and Alice Gunn; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends

Graveside Services will be held at 1PM on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526. Friends may pay their respects at 12:30pm

Jack E. Merchant

November 20, 2020

Mr. Jack E. Merchant, age 73, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at his home in Bluff Springs, Florida.

Mr. Merchant was a native and life long resident of Bluff Springs, FL. He was a loving husband, daddy, paw-paw and great paw-paw. He was retired from Johnson Sand and Gravel with over 20 years of service, was a Little League Baseball and Football Coach for many years, loved working with kids and was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Grace Merchant; one sister, JoAnn Merchant; six brothers, William, Richard, Nathan, Jerry, Steve and Larry Merchant and his 2nd mother, Evelyn Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Faye Merchant of Bluff Springs, FL; three sons, Billy (Wendy) Merchant of Century, FL, George Richard (Jennifer) Merchant of Flomaton, AL and Kevin (Renee) Merchant of Bluff Springs, FL; one brother, John (Gloria) Merchant of Modesto, CA; one sister, Linda Ingram of Ozark, AL; ten grandchildren, Miranda, Brittany, Darrin, Cheyanne, Mallory, Kelli, Hannah, Tyler, Jaycee and Molly; four great grandchildren, Mason, Walker, Easton and Sawyer and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Piatt officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 12:30 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Darrin Merchant, Eric Merchant, B.J. Johnson, Willie Johnson, Jr. Milstead and Dennis Mathis.

Joseph Randolph (Randy) Hornsby

November 19, 2020

Joseph Randolph (Randy) Hornsby. Randy was born and raised in Pensacola, FL. He passed peacefully hanging his wings on November 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was a ladies man, avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors and hanging out at the river. The women in his life were numerous. One of his favorites was his mom and he was a “Mama’s Boy” – he would grin from ear to ear when he was reminded of this by other.

He married his main squeeze (love of his life), Susan Hornsby late in life, but they shared a lifetime of experiences in their short time together. They had a love for one another that was so pure and sweet. He taught his son how to hunt, love nature and to just be thankful. His brothers and sisters could sit and tell stories of all his shenanigans they were apart of or laughed about afterwards as they heard him tell them. He loved to travel with his oldest bonus daughter. They had many trips planned that will be completed with him in her heart. Randy has many lifelong friends to many to name. He enjoyed hunting, fishing or just sitting around a fire sharing jokes, stories and lots of laughter.

Randy was a Shriner, Free Mason and maintenance roofer. Randy always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. There was nothing Randy liked better than an interesting conversation with a good old or new friend. He could have a conversation with anyone. He was a strong, proud and good man. He is loved by many and will be missed but never forgotten. We would like to say a big “thank you” to Covenant Care for taking care of Randy and family to help make his journey home peaceful for all. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hornsby; Bonus father, Hugh Cleveland and his brother, Larry Hornsby.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Cleveland Hornsby; wife, Susan Hornsby; son, Joshua (Taylor) Hornsby; bonus daughters, Tonya Scheibel and Felecia (Tony) Dykes; bonus son, Duane (Heather) Dykes; grandchildren, James Hornsby, Lander and Hannah Dykes, and Ashlyn and Mason Murphy; brother Mickey (Beverly) Hornsby; sister, Cindy (Paul) Cascone; three nieces and three nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

The family suggest donation be made to the local Shriner’s Club.

Visitation will be at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Saturday, November 21, 2020 beginning at 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Gene Hudson will be officiating.

Helen Joann Johnson

November 19, 2020

Mrs. Helen Joann Johnson, age 73, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at her home in Flomaton, Alabama.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Pollard, AL and had resided in Flomaton, AL for most of her life. She was a long-time nurse at Abernethy Hospital, a traveling nurse, home health care nurse and was of the Baptist Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, JB and Helen Stephens, husband, Leon Johnson and son, Kenneth Johnson.

She is survived by one son, Richard Johnson of Flomaton, AL; one daughter-in-law, Tonya Johnson of Flomaton, AL; two brothers, John (Brenda) Stephens of Uriah, AL and Joseph Ivey of Brewton, AL; five sisters, Myrtle (Floyd) Hill of Flomaton, AL, Frieda (Comer) Johnson of Flomaton, AL, Linda (George) Stokes of Castleberry, AL, Ellen Greer of Dallas, TX and Pam Zorin of Leesburg, FL; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Memorial will be held at a later date.

Frankie Warren McGill, Sr.

November 17, 2020

Frankie Warren McGill, Sr. peacefully joined his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at University Hills Health and Rehabilitation in Pensacola, FL. He was born in Pensacola on December 10, 1951, where he resided his entire life. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gladys McGill; brothers Richard McGill and Johnny McGill; sister Carolyn Parks; and other cherished family and friends.

Frankie’s family, extended family, and close friends were the center of his life. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was known as a helper – a generous and selfless provider. Naturally charismatic, he was full of both wit and wisdom. He retired from International Paper in Cantonment, where he worked for over 25 years as a highly skilled mechanic. He shared his passion for music and the outdoors with his family and friends and enjoyed escaping to his property in Walnut Hill, cast net fishing in the bay and deer hunting.

Frankie is survived by his five sons, Shawn McGill of Knoxville, TN; Jonathan Davidson (Terri) of Pensacola, FL; Kevin Cole (Melissa) of Kodak, TN; Frankie McGill, Jr. (Amanda) of Knoxville, TN; and Lonnie McGill (Alexa) of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren, Kayla Ware, Breeann Davidson, Parker Lawson, and Kyler McGill; great grandchildren, Zion, Trill, and Grace; brother Don McGill (Barbara) of Pensacola, FL; sister, Barbara Ware of Pensacola, FL; closest friends, James Milstead, James Hare, and Mike Black; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Recently, with the guidance of his brother, Don, and his Pastor, Frankie accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Overjoyed and renewed by his faith, he spent significant time studying the Word and talking about Christ.

At his request, a private celebration of life will be held at a later date at his beloved Walnut Hill property. The family would like to thank University Hills Health and Rehabilitation and Faith Chapel Funeral Home of Cantonment.

Elizabeth Ann Moss McCullough

November 17, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Moss McCullough, age 78, of Pensacola, FL passed away on November 14, 2020. She was born on March 11, 1942 in Mobile, AL to the late Allan Moss and Lena Murile Gates Boatwright. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew Hill McCullough and her son-in-law, Jonothan “John” Geist.

She is survived by her daughter, Andrea McCullough Geist of Pensacola, FL; her sons, Andrew Hill “Buddy” (Geraldine) McCullough, Jr. of Byram, MS and Fletcher Allan McCullough of Pensacola, FL; her sister, Hattie Watson of Semmes, AL; her grandchildren, Nickolas (April) McCullough, Miya Geist (Jason) McLellan, Savannah McCullough, Taylor McCullough, Terri Geist (Kirk) D’Spain, Prisilla Geist (BJ) Herring, Georgianna Geist, Kristopher Robertson, Kristy Robertson, Rachel (Christian) Grissom and Logan Thomason; her great grandchildren, Paisley McCullough, Jarren Tripepi, Conner Tripepi, Jade McLellan, Presli D’Spain, Kyara Maldonado, Tayler Herring, Cheyenne Hollis, Braylee Hollis, Jaylynn Hollis, Katlin Robertson, Kaylea Robertson, Kenley Grissom and Nolan Grissom; her special friend, Tiffany Rutherford and her special caregiver though TLC, Mary Fountain.

Special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice and her nurses, Cheryl Gleason and Mary Jo Shaffer.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at noon at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Adams, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at McCullough Cemetery in McCullough, AL.

Active pallbearers will be Andrew “Buddy” McCullough, Jr., Raymond Countryman, Nick McCullough, Jason McLellan, Ken Hilton and Adrian Hilton.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at noon at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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

Sheila Marie Tolin

November 16, 2020

Sheila Marie Tolin, age 52, of Atmore, AL passed away on November 7, 2020. She was born
on April 24, 1968 in Atmore, AL to Herman Elmore and Merle Harris Tolin. She was a
1987 graduate of Escambia County High School and an assistant manager at McDonald’s
Corporation. She attended the Gospel Light House Church.

She is preceded in death by her father, Herman Elmore Tolin.

She is survived by her mother, Merle Harris Tolin of Atmore, AL; her brothers, Roy Tolin
of Atmore, AL and James (Tammy) Tolin of Atmore, AL; her sister, Angie Tolin of
Atmore, AL; her nephew, James-Benjamin “Bean” Tolin and many aunts, uncles and
extended family.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby
Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tim Tew officiating. Interment will follow at Mineola
Cemetery in Mineola, AL.

Active pallbearers will be Russell Robinson, Thomas Davis, Sr., Bryan Davis, James Harris
and Tim White.

Honorary pallbearers will be her uncles.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00
p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tolin family to assist with funeral expenses.
For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though
wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged.

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