Angelia Hanks Nelson

February 20, 2017

Mrs. Angelia Hanks Nelson, 47, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in Jay, Florida.

Mrs. Nelson was a native of Century, FL and has resided in Jay most of her life. She was a die hard Auburn, Pittsburgh Steelers, Notre Dame and NASCAR fan. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She attended the Ebenezer Assembly of God Church. She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas C. Hanks.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Hanks of Jay, FL; husband, Devon Nelson of Jay, FL; one son, Paul T. Black of Milton, FL; two daughters, Candace Black (Tarrance Wright) of Century, FL and Courtney Black of Jay, FL; one brother, Matt (Sam) Hanks of Flomaton, AL; five grandchildren, Taryanna Wright, Tarrance Wright, Jr., Tylen Wright, Aiden Black and Thomas Devon Black; two brothers-in-law, Keith (Dana) Nelson of Elberta, AL and Wendell (Pamela) Nelson of Addison, TX; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Buddy and Marjorie Nelson of Century, FL.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bobby Carnley officiating.

Burial will follow at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Jay, Florida.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Wayne Griffis, William Inman, Chris Fowler, Jimmy Daniel Wood, Matt Hanks and Allen Inman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Nelson and Wendell Nelson.

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

Dennie Medlock

February 20, 2017

Dennis Medlock, 61, of Cantonment, FL passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Dennis worked for International Paper for 30 years and was a member of IBEW Local/1937. He loved to hunt, fish and play golf.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and Margaret Medlcok; and his sister, Karen Medlock Hayes.

Dennis is survived by his two sons, Rico Padilla and Chris Medlock (Alyssa); and grandchildren, Makenzee Medlock, Bethaney Padilla, Kaleb Padilla, Arryanne Padilla and Bree Padilla.

A gathering of friends was held Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Don Cravey Morris

February 20, 2017

Don Cravey Morris, 87, peacefully went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Pensacola/Cantonment and attended Tate High School. He was a longtime active member of Pinewoods Presbyterian Church and loved his church family. He loved fishing and was always able to catch enough for family fish fries and to share with friends. He instilled his love for the Gulf Coast into all of his children. He also enjoyed having a large garden and loved sharing his vegetables with friends and family. He was a great story teller and took great joy in making others laugh. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Evelyn Fay (Eve) Morris; son, Carey Matthew (Matt) Morris; grandson, Taylor Grantham Goff; parents, Carey and Maude Oma Morris; brother, Ray Morris and; and sisters, June Sherrill and Fay Palin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Louise Morris; three sons, Donald Shea Morris (Sherry), Michael Pindel (Josette) and Scott Pindel (Terri); daughter, Donna Morris Goff; sisters, Nell Kennedy and Beth Morris Cyr (Leo); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 24, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel North with service to follow immediately at 2 p.m.

Interment to follow at Bayview Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Tim Anderson

February 14, 2017

Mr. Tim Anderson, age 58 of Evergreen, passed away at his residence after a brief illness, Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Evergreen Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Collins will officiate. Mrs. Judy Robbins will provide special music. Interment will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery with Cope-Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Margret Cope Anderson of Evergreen; sons, John (Ashley) Anderson of Robertsdale, and Jeremy (Sara) Anderson of Andalusia; daughters, Lisa Anderson, and Laura (Mike) Barnett of Brewton; mother Erlene (step-father George) Williamson of Brewton; mother-in-law, Margarete McInnis Cope of Evergreen; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Barnett, Adria Barnett, Haley Anderson, Emily Anderson, Ava Anderson and Audrey Anderson; brother-in-law, Bill Cope of Evergreen; and sister-in-law, Cathy Cope of Fairhope.

He was proceeded in death by his father, John Anderson.

Mr. Anderson served in the US Army for four years then he served as an Investigator with the Escambia County Sheriff Department for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at the Burnt Corn Hunting Club where he served as a board member. He was currently serving as a deacon at the Evergreen Baptist Church.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Greenville.

Billy Joe Gibson

February 14, 2017

Mr. Billy Joe Gibson, 70, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017, in Poarch, Alabama.

Mr. Gibson was a native and lifelong resident of Poarch, AL. He was a member and employee with Poarch Band of Creek Indians. He was a collector of antique cars, loving husband, father, grandfather and loved his family and outdoors. He was a member of the Poarch Community Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine Gibson of Poarch, AL; two sons, Steve Gibson of Bratt, FL and Kevin Gibson of Montgomery, AL; two daughters, Emily Lee Tullis of Nokomis, FL and Sandy Presley of Nokomis, FL; two step-daughters, Pam Evans of Dothan, AL and Terry Eddins of Atmore, AL; one brother, Earl Smith of Atmore, AL; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Poarch Community Church with Rev. Johnny Stabler officiating.

Burial will follow at the Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Andrew “Drew” Eddins, John Boyette, Rayford Tuberville, Christopher Blackburn, Shane Gibson and Michael McGhee.

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

Kayla Maylee Crocker

February 13, 2017

Kayla Maylee Crocker, 28, of Pensacola, FL, passed away on February 7, 2017, in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was born in Bethlehem, PA, to Garry and Loretta Crocker on October 31, 1988.

She moved with her family to western Pennsylvania in 1994 where she attended Farrell Elementary and Middle Schools. In 2001, Kayla moved to Pensacola, FL, where she attended J.M. Tate High School in Cantonment, FL, graduating in 2006.

Kayla’s perfect day included spending time with her children, mother, sisters, and nieces; playing with them at the park or the beach. She loved music, the television series Supernatural, and Chinese pop culture and food.

She was an advocate of organ and tissue donation and wanted to save lives. Kayla would want us to ask others to donate life.

Kayla is survived by her children, Rhea and James, of Pensacola; mother, Loretta (Larry) Crocker of Pensacola; father, Garry Crocker of Butler, PA; sister, Laura Cipriano, of Ellwood City, PA; sister, Monica (Andrew) Foster of Bluffton, SC; sisters, Justina Crocker (Daniel Parrish) and Jessica (Robert) Gropp both of Pensacola; nephews, Justin Graves and Everett Cipriano; nieces, Reanna Konarski, Athena Cipriano, Gabrielle Gropp, Adriana Parrish, and Emmalee Gropp; Rhea’s father, Christopher Spaar, and his family, of Pensacola; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Kayla was devoted and committed to her children and family.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until funeral service begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017 at Beulah Baptist Church, 5805 Beulah Church Road with funeral service immediately after.

Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, other law enforcement agencies, Sacred Heart Hospital Medical Staff, the entire community of Escambia County, Florida, and all of the generous donors who so selflessly offered prayers, messages of concern, and their hard-earned resources to the Children’s Fund. Their support has carried us through this tragic time and lifts us up amid our grief. There is abundant kindness in this world, for which we are so thankful.

Robert Leslie Howington

February 12, 2017

Robert Leslie Howington, of Century, Florida, entered Heaven’s gates on February 8, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Owasso, Oklahoma.  He was surrounded by his three daughters and wife when he passed away.

Mr. Howington, as many of his students would know him, was in Education in Florida as a Speech Therapist and School Administrator. He would trade the paperwork for time with the students any day, which resulted in changed lives of many students whom he touched during his years as a teacher.

Bob was a member of First Baptist Church in Century, FL. He took time to minister to widows in his neighborhood and community. The satisfaction of knowing he had done what God called him to do was the only recognition he required. He loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed casting his reel into the water to catch a few fish. His love of fishing he passed on to his grandsons as he taught them how to fish.

Bob was a member of Century Lodge #213 F & AM Masonic Lodge for 50 years, where he served as Worshipful Master in the 1970’s.

Bob served his home of three girls and wife as a loving husband, father, mechanic, builder, electrician, and repair man. His daughters thought of him as the man who could do anything. He often referred to his home as a Girl’s Dormitory which meant he was the Dorm Parent and oversaw the antics of his wife, his girls and the friends they brought home. He and his dog Rebel, would go fishing when the girl drama got too much to handle.

Bob played high school football until he contracted Polio when he was 17. Bob meant so much to his friends that they piled up in the back of a truck, pulled near the army barrack hospital so they could visit through the window while he was in quarantine during his Polio treatment. Instead of allowing Polio to rob him of a full life, Bob learned to conquer the challenges the illness presented.
He continued to be a rambunctious teenage boy, and grew to be a hardworking husband, and father to his girls who did not even realize he was different from other fathers until they were in their early teens.

When asked why they never had any sons, Bob and Jane would reply, “God looked down on this house and saw it only needed one man.” With Robert Leslie Howington as that man, God was right, it just took one.

Robert Leslie Howington was born on April 11, 1936 in Birmingham, Alabama. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane Beverly Howington; three daughters, Beverly Howington Dishman and husband Scott of Huntsville, Alabama, Judith Howington Merritt and husband Mark of Owasso, Oklahoma, and Leslie Jane Howington of Century, Florida; one sister, Martha Ann Howington Thomas and husband Charles of Daphne, Alabama; eight grandchildren, Andrew Merritt and wife Kimberly of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Rachel Merritt of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Hannah Merritt Underwood and husband Brock of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Tyler Williams of West Palm Beach, Florida, Tristan Williams of Century, Florida, Marina Bartlett-Dishman of Madison, Alabama; and two great-grandchildren Ryder Underwood and Grant Underwood; extended family – Cesar Gonzalez of Century, Florida; Cesar A. Gonzalez and Juliana Gonzalez of VillaViCencio, Colombia, South America and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Robbie Howington and one brother, William E. Howington.

Services to celebrate the life of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son and brother were held at First Baptist Church of Century, Florida on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Ruby Hanks Lowrey

February 12, 2017

Ruby Hanks Lowrey, 88 of Atmore, AL. passed away February 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born May 8, 1928 in Bratt, FL. to the late John William and Ola Mae Busby Hanks. She was a graduate of Ernest Ward High School. She married H.C. Lowrey on July 11, 1955. She was a bookkeeper for Fayard Construction where she later retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore and a member of the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. She was a great and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a faithful volunteer with the Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons Eddie (Nancy) Lowrey of Atmore, AL. and Tommy (Alisa) Lowrey of Repton, AL. Her grandsons Robert (Destin) Lowrey of Atmore, AL. and Johnathan (Brandy) Dotson of Irvington, AL; grand daughters Sara L. (Raymond) Hanser of Lucedale, MS. and Rebekah Lowrey of Pell City, AL. and her great grandchildren Dillon Lowery and Jeremiah Dotson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 PM from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Johnathan Dotson, Robert Lowrey, Dillon Lowrey, Gary Todd, George McGhee and Raymond Hanser, III.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1pm until service time at 2 pm from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Library Fund or Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Helene Matelida Whittington

February 11, 2017

Mrs. Helene Matelida Whittington, 82, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in Mobile, Alabama.

Mrs. Whittington was a native of La Chapelle-aux-Chasses, France and had resided in Bay Minette, AL for most of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Andree Arthur; one brother, Gerard Ressort; and two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Whittington of Bay Minette, AL; children, Chris (Shirley) Whittington of Talladega, AL, William (Elaine) Whittington of Bay Minette, AL and Debbie (Andy) Wasdin of Bay Minette, AL; seven grandchildren, Amanda (Jerry) Walton of Talladega, AL, David Whittington of Bay Minette, AL and Casey (Mary) Whittington of Thompson Station, TN, Chase Whittington of Bay Minette, AL, Chelsea Wasdin of Montgomery, AL, Jennifer (Heath) Bryars of Bay Minette, AL and Adam (Kristin) Wasdin of Bay Minette, AL; 13 great-grandchildren and two sisters; Paulette Ressort and Arlette Ressort both of France.

Graveside services were held Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Lottie New Home Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Owens, David Whittington, Chase Whittington, Casey Whittington, Adam Wasdin and Heath Bryars.

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

Jack Allen Johnson

February 11, 2017

Jack Allen Johnson, 61 formerly of Canoe, AL, now of Semmes, AL, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, in Semmes, AL. He had worked at Vanity Fair Mills in Atmore, before moving to Mobile, AL where he was currently working for Carondolet Apartments of Mobile as a maintenance supervisor. He was born on April 25, 1955, in Atmore, AL to the late Leon Douglas and Georgene Lee Johnson. He attended New Beginnings Church of Theodore.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Baustert Johnson of Semmes, AL; two brothers, Buster Johnson and Ed (Sondra) Johnson all of Robertsdale, AL; two sisters, Jeanne (Frankie) Baggett of Loxley, AL and Jackie Southall of McConnelsville, OH; five nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Johnson Quimby Chapel with Rev. Ed Boutwell officiating.

Interment was in Canoe Freewill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Jason Baggett, Doug Baggett, Kyle Johnson, Russ Johnson, Murphy Bryan and Korbin Bryan.

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

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