Andrew Jackson Beck

March 25, 2017

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Beck, 78 of Davisville, FL passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Atmore, AL. He was born in Davisville, FL on October 26, 1938, to the late Andrew Franklin and Mable Marie Dove Beck.

He was a retired First Sergeant with the Army National Guard (Company A 711 Signal Battalion). He was a barber for many years, and started at the OK Barber Shop and then later worked part time at Elite Barber Shop. He was a Past Master of Carney Lodge and a Mason for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Amos Beck of Century, FL; one sister, Opal Beck Rider of Wild Fork, AL; nephew and niece, Rusty Rider and Suzzane Mathis.

Services were held Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the First United Method Church of Atmore, with Dr. Debra Bishop officiating.

Interment was in Pine Barren Cemetery with full Military Honors.

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

Jean Soloman

March 25, 2017

Mrs. Jean Solomon, 79, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, in Davisville, Florida.

Mrs. Solomon was a native of Walnut Hill, FL and has resided in Davisville, FL most of her life. She attended the Eastside Assembly of God. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dovie B. Phillips and Lillie Williams Phillips; three brothers, Davie L. Phillips, Willard C. Phillips and Clarence W. Phillips; and two sisters, Emma Lee Reynolds and Merlene Sowell.

She is survived by her husband, Merrill “Tommy” Solomon of Davisville, FL; one son, Byron Solomon of Pensacola, FL; three daughters, Lisa Larsen of Pensacola, FL, Dawn Ellison Beers of McDavid, FL and Angela Ellison (Richard) Cuadras of Pensacola, FL; one brother, Lindy B. Phillips of Davisville, FL; one sister, Ethel (Wendell) Wilcox of Daphne, AL; four grandchildren, Caleb Beers, Brittany Lauren Beers, Lacey Jay Berg and Nicolas Cuadras; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Broadhead and Rev. Ken Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Dry Springs Cemetery.

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

Theodore Sherman Covan

March 25, 2017

Mr. Theodore ‘Ted’ Sherman Covan, age 83 of Century, FL passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Covan was a native and lifelong member of the Century community. He was a United States Air Force veteran where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal Clasp and the Army Occupational Medal. During his working years, he worked for Penrod Drilling as a tool pusher.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Jerrianne Covan of Century, FL; son, Christopher Shane (Allison) Covan of Huntsville, AL; daughters, Sunceree Covan of Pensacola, FL and Christina Sheree Covan of Century, FL; brother, Willie Morris ‘Bill’ Covan of Century, FL; grandchildren, Alicia Covan, Aerial Covan, Luke Covan, Gabriel Henderson, Adannaya Mondaca, Bryan Romeros; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 24, 2017, at Byrneville United Methodist Church with Bro. Tommy Smith and Chaplain Jim Stickle officiating.

Pallbearers were Rommy Mondaca, Alejandro Mondaca, Randy Covan, Radford Covan, Christopher Covan, Gabriel Henderson.

Military Honors will be present.

Flomaton Funeral Home directing.

Josephine Miller

March 25, 2017

Josephine Miller, 75, resident of Pensacola, FL passed peacefully in her sleep March 20, 2017, the first day of spring and of rebirth.

Jo was the loving wife of Harry T. Miller for 46 exciting years. She was a mother of six whom all adored her.

She was an exceptional woman in so many ways. Filled with tenderness, grace, compassion and love, her life was the model for her chosen profession in nursing. Jo selected nursing home care as her 30-year career and touched many lives caring for the needs of those at the end of their earthly journey. Jo always knew just the right thing to say or do to make every boo-boo go away and a smile returned.

Jo was preceded in death by her eldest son, Howard E. “Butch” Cooke; her mother, Fanny Baggett; dad, Virgil Findley; brother, James “Buck” Findley; and sisters, DeMoval Velasco and Eloise Angelo.

Josephine leaves behind her husband, Harry Miller; children, Glenna Jo (Steven) Gonzales, Anthony Scott Cooke, Vernon Edward (Jeanette) Cooke, Timothy Paul Cooke and Matthew Miller; grandchildren, Donald, Marc, Joshua, Amber, Kristina, Kaden, Stephen, Colton, Kristin and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Dyston, James, Natalia, Roman and Evelinne; sister, Elsie (Bob) Winther of Brewton, AL; and brother, Gene (Linda) Findley of Gainesville, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She truly touched our world and will be forever missed.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 24, 2017, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South with Dr. Wilstone of First Baptist Church of Cantonment officiating.

Burial was in Bayview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with arrangements.

Clara Mae Burgess Cook

March 25, 2017

Clara Mae (Burgess) Cook was born in Hilbert, AL on December 31, 1934, to Handy and Sadie (Bell) Burgess, Sr. She was one of eight children. In her early years Clara attended Jehovah Lutheran Church and School for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. She was also a caregiver, nursing assistant and volunteer with the Council on Aging. Clara also volunteered at McArthur Elementary School where she was the class Grannie. She enjoyed her time there as she loved to make people smile, especially children.

Clara married Bernard Cook Sr. on June 29, 1952. To their union they added eight beautiful children, Shirley, Bernard, Jr., Bernetta, Joslyn, Ronald, Robert, Patricia and Princess.

Clara is preceded in death by her parents, Sadie and Handy Burgess, Sr.; her husband, Bernard Cook, Sr.; daughter, Joslyn E. Cook; sister, Tiretha Burgess Johnson; brothers, Grady, Lacious, Walter, Edward and Handy, Jr.; and one son-in-law, Aaron Peace, Sr.

She is survived by one brother, John (Hazel) Burgess; one sister, Vanessa Knight; one sister-in-law, Wanda Cook; daughters, Shirley Peace of Pensacola, Bernetta Cook of Minnesota, Patricia Cook and Princess Cook, both of Pensacola; sons, Bernard (Angie) Cook, Jr. of Jacksonville, Ronald Cook of Pensacola and Robert (Barbara) Cook of North Carolina; grandchildren, Erica Peace of Pensacola, Aaron Peace of Texas, Chontae (Derrick) Simmons of Virginia, Ravin Cook of North Carolina, Saphfire Cook of Virginia, Brandie (Milo) Tirello of Tampa, Kevin Cook of Pensacola, Brittney Cook (Air Force), Alicia Cook of Pensacola and Candice Harris of Pensacola; great-grands, Alaysha, D’Cory, Rayvion, Leonna, McKenzie, Arabella, Ariana and Tashya; one best friend since childhood, Barbara Threatt of Pensacola and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Clara was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She will be greatly missed but remembered always.

Visitation will take place Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Jehovah Lutheran Church with Pastor Nye serving as officiant.

Interment to follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Julia Ann McGhee Stacey

March 21, 2017

Julia Ann McGhee Stacey, 74 of Atmore, AL, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at her residence. She was a die operator at Masland Carpets. She was born in Atmore, AL on May 14, 1942, to the late Doris M. “Buck” and Lunie Mae Presley McGhee. She was a member of Poarch Community Church, and a member of Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Stacey; sisters, Hattie Mae McGhee and Francis Robbins; brothers, John A. McGhee and Clifton McGhee.

Survivors include her children, Juliette (Lary) Haikey of Oklahoma, Rodney McGhee of Poarch, AL, Lathaniel (Pam) McGhee of Pensacola, FL, Ruthie (Ben) Wiggins of Old Salem, AL, Stephanie (Keith) Bryan of Poarch, AL; two sisters, Marie Martin, Maxine Ellen Johnson; and sister-in-law, Bernice McGhee, all of Poarch, AL; 16 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday March 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. from Atmore Memorial Chapel with Bro. Joel White and Bro. Trevoe Daughtry officiating.

Interment was in Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.

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

Myron (Blondie) Hilburn Stanton

March 21, 2017

Myron (Blondie) Hilburn Stanton, age 68, moved on to eternal life at her home Friday, March 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born December 29, 1948. She grew up in Pensacola and loved the beach. She dearly loved her family, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. She served many years as a park volunteer at Fort Pickens and Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. Myron enjoyed doing taxidermy and all kinds of crafts.

Myron is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillian Hilburn; and father and mother-in-law, Alma and Exa Stanton.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Paul; son and daughter-in-law, Bill (Charley) Stanton; brothers, Dwight J, Colen (Betty), Willard (Geraleane) and Millard (Beth) Hilburn; sisters, Chrystal (Larry) Brooks, Connie (Les) Lassiter and Margaret Williams; grandsons, Austin and Dylan Stanton and Christopher Ralich; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Betty Lou Carnley Hanks

March 20, 2017

Mrs. Betty Lou Carnley Hanks, 75, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, in Century, Florida.

Mrs. Hanks was a native and lifelong resident of Jay, Florida. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and never met a stranger. She was a member of the Ebenezer Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Cozette Hanks and daughter, Angie Hanks Nelson.

She is survived by her son, Matt (Samantha) Hanks of Flomaton, AL; four brothers, Clarence (Minnie) Carnley of Pace, FL, Leon (Barbara) Carnley of Jay, FL, Melvin (Audrey) Carnley of Jay, FL and Curtis (Dianne) Carnley of Flomaton, AL; three grandchildren, Paul Thomas Black, Candace Black and Courtney Black; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Church with the Rev. Bobby Carnley and Rev. Danny Carnley officiating.

Burial will follow at the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 6 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Church.

Pallbearers will Matt Hanks, Marcus Carnley, Travis Carnley, Michael Carnley, Paul Thomas Black and Wayne Roney.

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

Timmy Danny White

March 15, 2017

Mr. Timmy Danny White, 52, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, in Bay Minette, Alabama.

Mr. White was a native and lifelong resident of Bay Minette, Alabama. He was a member of the Full Power Holiness Church. He is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley White and his first wife, Jacquelin Michelle Boatwright White.

He is survived by his father, Malcolm V. White of Bay Minette, AL; wife, Janella White of Bay Minette, AL; two sons, T.J. (Jessica) White of Bay Minette, AL and A.J. (Emily) Gardner of Bay Minette, AL; four daughters, Becky (Shawn) Cooper of Bay Minette, AL, Samantha (Jason) Daniels of Bay Minette, AL, Tiffany (Jacob) Clabough of Paxton, FL and Sierra White of Bay Minette, AL; three brothers, Jimmy (Casey) White of Bay Minette, AL, Eugene (Jane) White of Perdido, AL and Mack (Sherry) White of Bay Minette, AL; two sisters, Jan Mosley of Bay Minette, AL and Winona (Donnie) McDonald of Bay Minette, AL; eighteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Full Power Holiness Church with the Rev. Joe Welch and Rev. J.P. Lambert officiating.

Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Full Power Holiness Church.

Pallbearers will be Gary McDonald, Danny White, Brent White, Michael White, B.J. Blackmon and Mickey Moore.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.P. Shivers, Donald Brown and Jackson Porter.

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

Melbus Irene Rayborn Roberts

March 15, 2017

Mrs. Melbus Irene Rayborn Roberts, 81, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, in Mobile, Alabama.

Mrs. Roberts was a native of Bay Minette , AL and a resident of Atmore, AL for most of her life. She retired from Vanity Fair with 20 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband, Erby Lee Roberts; a son, Brent E. Roberts; daughter, Marilyn F. Parker; two sisters; two brothers; and son-in-law, Lawrence Capers.

She is survived by one son, Darrell (Karen) Roberts of Ozark, MO; two daughters, Lettie Marie Capers of Gonzales, LA and Deborah (Michael) Doucet of Prairieville, LA; one brother, Jimmy Rayborn of Thomasville, AL; one sister, Bobbie Pearson of Poarch, AL; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Welch and Sis. Helen Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow at the Guy’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 1 p.m. until service time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Roberts, Gregory Capers, Bradley Capers, Erby Parker, Nick Roberts and Dempsey Rolin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Rolin and Bernard Ledlow.

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

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