William Peter Coon

November 18, 2014

William Peter Coon, 80 of Oak Grove, passed away November 16, 2014, in Atmore. He was born on April 9, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa to the late William Otto and Clara Josephine Barstead Coon. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was an ordained Deacon, taught Sunday School for over 38 years, a Gideon and a member of Highland Baptist Church in Molino. He was a retired mechanic from Monsanto and was on the board of directors with Escambia River Electric Company. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Fred Coon.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Mary Milstead Coon of Oak Grove; two sons, William Kevin (Jannette) Coon and Lawrence Peter (Betty) Coon both of Oak Grove; four daughters, Kathryn (Eddie) Roach of Bratt, Dr. Pamela (Robert) Gibbs, Jr. of Monroeville, Susan (David) Underwood of Fayetteville, GA, and Zelda Berry of Pensacola; two sisters, Joline Kaucher and Patricia Coon both of Little Rock, AK; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Calhoun and Pastor Glenn Weber officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. until service time at the Johnson Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Edward Sharpless

November 18, 2014

John Edward Sharpless, age 77, a native of Atmore and a resident of Fairhope for the past nine years, passed away November 12, 2014.

Johnny was a graduate of ECHS in Atmore and Pensacola Junior College. He was owner of Direct Carpets in Mobile and The Decorating Center in Atmore. After retirement he became an avid genealogist.

Preceding him in death are his parents, John C. Sharpless and Lala Holley Sharpless; his siblings, Jewel Grace S. Godwin, Geraldine S. Findley, Roy C. Sharpless and Maxine Bell.

Mr. Sharpless is survived by his wife of 57-years, Martha Weaver Sharpless and their daughter, Holley S. Richter; son-in-law Dan L. Richter; granddaughters, Danielle Honey
Richter and Megan Audrey Richter; his dear sister, Ellafair S. Cotter; eight nieces and two nephews.

A private Celebration of Life in memory of Johnny will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Atmore. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Debora Bishop.

Interment will be at the Serenity Gardens in Atmore.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lee Roy Findley

November 18, 2014

Mr. Lee Roy Findley, 90, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014, in Century.

Mr. Findley was a native of Big Spring, TX, and a resident of Century for most of his life. Mr. Findley was a World War II Veteran, former member of Airport Baptist in Big Spring, TX, and a long time member of the Poplar Dell Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruthie Hawthorne Findley, sisters, Lois Jernigan, Mary Wells and Mattie Ruth Ohlson and brothers, Cecil Findley, Garland Findley and James Findley.

Survivors include his two daughters, Sara Lea (Steve) McAuliffe and Linda Ann Kuykendall; grandchildren, Tammy (Scott) Kenyon, Randy (Eric Stevens) Kuykendall and Terri (Kris) Main and great grandchildren, Steven Main, Ashlyn Main, Kayla Main, Aubrey Kenyon, Chandler Kenyon and Lillian Kenyon.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. David McNary and Rev. Mitch Herring officiating.

Burial will follow at the Poplar Dell Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Newberry, Carl Gandy, Joe Moreno, Daniel Moore, Nathaniel Mote and Judson Carden.

Honorary pallbearers will be Evon Johnson.

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

Ruby Maddox Smith

November 18, 2014

Ruby Maddox Smith, 93, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, November 13, 2014, in Tampa, FL. Ruby was born in Santa Rosa County, FL on July 21, 1921, as the first child of Henry and Clara Carnley Maddox. She had a brother, Earl Maddox and a sister, Agnes Maddox Schultz, whom both preceded her in death. Ruby was married for 57 years to William Gail Smith, Sr. and resided her entire married life in Atmore. They opened the Western Auto Supply in 1937 and operated it for 42 years. After Gail’s passing in 1999, Ruby moved with her daughter Julie’s family to Decatur, AL. In 2003, Ruby moved to Lithia, FL with Julie’s family and enjoyed the remaining years of her active life. Ruby loved spending time with family, studying her bible and growing flowers. Her greatest story was her testimony about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ruby is survived by four children; William (Bill) Gail Smith, Jr. of Dothan, Kay Smith LaVigne of Olive Branch, MS, Don Smith of Atmore and Julie Smith Osenton of Lithia, FL. Ruby is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Matt Smith and Mikey Smith (children of Bill and Carol Smith); Sarah Smith Tolleson and Mary Katherine Smith (children of Bill and Marilu Smith); Kelley LaVigne Sturman, Lisa LaVigne and Wendy LaVigne (children of Bob and Kay LaVigne); Rob Osenton, Ryan Osenton and Kaitlyn Osenton (children of Malcolm and Julie Osenton); Eric Roberts and Stephanie Roberts Maddox (children of Don and Laura Smith). Ruby is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Haleigh and Hunter (children of Brian and Kelley Sturman), Lexie, Emma, Macy and Abby (children of Matt and Claudia Smith), Isabel and Peyton (children of Mikey and Deanna Smith), Charlotte (child of Rob and Meg Osenton), Christian and Peyton (children of Eric and Morgan Roberts) and Taylor and Eli (children of Walt and Stephanie Maddox).

Services will be Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Lockhart officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill cemetery.

Family will receive friends Friday, November 21,2014, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Bennie Earl Bass

November 17, 2014

Bennie Earl Bass was born November 4, 1939 as the son of Thelma Carnley Bass and Joe Bass, went home with God on November 1, 2014.

He is survived by his children John, Priscellia and Phillip, brother Bobby J. Bass and sister Barbara Petty Stephens.

He is now dancing in the Light with Our Lord.

Ceremonies were held November 8th at 12:30 pm at My Fathers Vineyard Church,8130 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola, and the Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe at the Park in Florida Town on November 16th at 3:00 p.m..  Everyone was welcomed to share in celebrating Bennie’s life.

Trahan Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vicky Martin

November 16, 2014

Vicky Martin of Molino passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She was a very loving, devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a very loving sister to all her brothers and sisters. For a short time she worked as a substitute teacher at Molino Elementary School and also worked at the Florida State employment office, but her most accomplished job of all was being an amazing wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking, baking, going to the beach and most of all being with her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Martin; parents, WT Harris and Lennie Harris; sister, Faye Drummond; and brother, Larry Harris.

Vicky is survived by her two sons, Jason (Shellie) Martin and Steve (Misty) Martin; grandchildren, John MaKenzie, Matthew, McKenzie and Brenden; great-grandchild, Maizie; siblings, Charles Harris, Pat Caum, Carol Maddox, Sue Chatterton, and Sandy Midlam; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Jimmy Cook, officiating.

A private visitation is scheduled for the family only.

Burial will be in Aldersgate United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Martin, Steve Martin, John Martin, Kevin Midlam, Chris McDonald and Ronnie McDonald.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Harris, Gene Martin and Richard Chatterton.

Ethel Lee Mooney Martin

November 16, 2014

Ethel Lee Mooney Martin, 88 of Davisville, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker. She was born in Franklin, AL on November 23, 1925, to the late Jessie Lee and Evie Lambert Mooney. She was a member of the Pine Barren Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Martin and a brother, Elmer Mooney.

Survivors include her four sons, Ronnie (Gayle) Martin of Atmore, Harold (JoAnn) Martin of Atmore, Bobby (Nancy) Martin of Davisville and Greg Martin of Bratt; one brother, Lester Mooney of Newman, GA; one sister, Glennie Byrd of Atmore; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday, November 16, 2014, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Harper officiating.

Interment will follow in Godwin Cemetery.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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

Charles Stephen Hahn

November 16, 2014

Charles Stephen Hahn passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Mr. Hahn was born on December 27, 1939, to the late Charles and Malzie Hahn.

He was a deacon at Mobile Highway Baptist Church and had worked at service, welding and St. Regis International Paper Company.

He is survived by his sweetheart, her hero and husband of 53 years,Lynn Hahn; children of the best devoted dad, Traci (Mike) Cummings and Stephen Troy (Debra) Hahn. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Clay Cummings and Eden Hahn; great-grandsons, Brantley Cummings and Tripp Gilly; siblings, Betty Carter, Mickey Hahn, Yvonne Hahn (Sidney Marshall); Terri Hahn (Dennis Anthony); and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday, November 17, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Faith Chapel North will Rev. Bill Tinker officiating. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. prior to services.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mobile Highway Baptist Church, 9721 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL 32507.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Darion Taylor Riley

November 13, 2014

Darion Taylor Riley passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014. She was born in Pensacola on February 15, 1998. She was a junior at Northview High School. She loved her school, teachers and friends. She will be remembered for her incredible intellect, great sense of humor and creative mind. Darion has always had a love of art and music. She loved all the time she spent in band and especially guitar.

Darion is proceeded in death by her father, Kelly Riley; uncle, Joe Derrico; grandmother, Patrica Derrico; grandfather, Stephen Riley; and great-grandmother, Deloris Kennedy.

She is survived by her mother, Tammy Riley; two brothers, Connor and Christian Riley; stepfather, Dave Bradley; stepbrother, Toby Bradley; grandmother, Deloris Perry; grandfather, Roger Kervin; uncle, Brian Lenon; and adopted grandparents, Kathy and Paul Kattau, among many other family members.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Faith Chapel North with Brian Calhoun officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m., prior to services.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Smith, Derick Edmonson, Lane Carnley, Dale Brown, Kevin Kervin and Troy Kervin.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Faith Chapel North in her name or donate in her name to your favorite charity.

A reception will follow the service at Highland Baptist Church.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Jean Nacole Johnson

November 13, 2014

Jean Nacole Johnson, 34 of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, in Bay Minette. She was born in Atmore on January 19, 1980, to Ronald and Linda Pugh Johnson.

Survivors include her parents, Ronald and Linda Johnson of Mccullough; two sisters, Janice Johnson (Douglas) Cook of RoeNoe Park, CA and Magan Noel Johnson of McCullough; grandmother, Edna Johnson; aunts and uncles, Michael (Susan) Johnson, Larry Johnson, Karen Pugh and Johnnie Pugh; and one nephew, William Lemmon of Mccullough.

Services will be Friday, November 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the McCullough Christian Center with Rev. C.P. Phillips officiating.

Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery.

Family will receive friends, Friday, November 14, 2014, at the McCullough Christian Center from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.

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

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