Carl “Doug” Martin

August 27, 2015

Mr. Carl “Doug” Martin, 64, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015, in Pensacola.

Mr. Martin was a native and lifelong resident of Bratt. Mr. Martin was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a hardworker who loved gardening and fishing. His nine month old granddaughter was light of his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Nettie Martin; three brothers, Robert, Shirley and Barnard Ray Martin; and one sister, Lilly Goldman.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sharon Bailey Martin of Bratt; one on, Adam Martin of Bratt; one daughter, Audra Martin of Bratt; one brother, Carol (Joy) Martin of Atmore; one sister, Shelby (Jake) Hatcher of Atmore; and one grandchild, Layla Martin.

Graveside services were held Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Godwin Cemetery with Rev. Henry Wilson officiating.

Pallbearers were Benjamin Martin, Michael Chavers, Andrew Redden, Tommy Redden, Blake Young and Jacob Bailey.

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

Annie Mae Laird Lawson

August 27, 2015

Annie Mae Laird Lawson of Century, joined our Savior on August 26, 2015. She was 91 and passed from natural causes.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Potwin, KS on July 4, 1924. She was raised in Moultrie, GA where she graduated and married Lester Lawson April 22, 1941. They resided in Tallahassee until 1969 when they relocated to Pensacola. She was a patient and supportive teacher at both Beggs Vocational School and Ferry Pass Middle School. She retired in 1984.

Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Lester Lawson;and son, Lewis Floyd “Bucky” Lawson.

She is survived by her four remaining children, Judith Mantell (Charles) of Brentwood, CA, Betty (James) Hodges of Lloyd, FL, John William Lawson (Rhonda) of Cantonment and Sharon Waldron (James, deceased) of Century; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lawson will be buried in Moultrie, GA with graveside services at West View Cemetery on August 30, 2015, at 4 p.m.

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

Eunice (Stokes) Qualls

August 27, 2015

Eunice (Stokes) Qualls, age 87, of McLellan Community in Milton, passed away August 25, 2015.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Reverend William F. Qualls; son, Allen Qualls; and daughter, Faye (Rodney) Brown, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 11 great- great-grandchildren. She considered all her church as her family and their children as her grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Friday, August 28, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.

Services will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Danny Carnley and Bro. Jimmy Pitman officiating.

Burial will follow at Valley Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

The family would like to thank Santa Rosa Health and Rehab care facility for the good care they provided her.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Brian (JB) Holland

August 25, 2015

Mr. John Brian (JB) Holland was born on March 30, 1995, to Stephanie Holland in Mobile.

JB attended Escambia County High School in Atmore. After high school, JB went to Ohio and various other areas doing pipeline work. JB loved trucks (loud trucks) mud riding, and Alabama football. He was a true country boy.

JB departed this life on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He will be cherished in the hearts of his loving mother Stephanie Holland of Atmore  and her partner Alma Taylor of Bay Minette; twin sisters, Kim and Kelly Holland of Atmore; cousins, Brittney, Lacy, Derrick and Christina Holland of Atmore; grandparents, Johnny Holland of Atmore, Glen and Helen Wolfe of Bay Minette,  Aunt Pam and Uncle Will Lambert of Atmore, a host of other baby cousins, relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Grindle officiating.

Burial will follow at the Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 6-9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Wesley McCullough, Micah Herrington, Dalton Tyler Justice, Cody Rolin, Dustin Blake Boyington and Blake Perry.

Aaron S. Hodge

August 25, 2015

Aaron S. Hodge, a family man in every sense of the word, passed away on August 23, 2015. He was born on October 22, 1953, in Atmore and was the son of Jack and Peggy Hodge. He worked as a machine operator with Smurfit-Stone Container for over 25 years and retired from working at Plastic Coated Papers in 2012. He resided in Cantonment  for the past 15 years with his wife, Tammy Hodge. Aaron had a love for casting his net out at Fort Morgan. His joy was to share his time fishing with others or fellowshipping with friends and family. He loved to spend time with the Merry Makers and the Band of Brothers groups of the First Baptist Church of Cantonment. He especially liked to join the church ladies for game day and enjoyed a good old-fashioned potluck. Most of all, he felt his best when his house was full of grandchildren. We will miss his ‘crabby’ sense of humor, hippie hairdos, and silly pranks.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy; his daughter, Naomi Conner; his son, Jeremiah; and daughter through marriage, Christal Bell; his parents, Jack and Peggy Hodge; his sister, Susan McCrory; and brothers, Jackie and David; and seven grandchildren, Angel, Taylor, Lucas, Mallory, Hannah, Avery and Mylo. The family of Aaron would like to extend thanks to all for their continued love and support.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Larry Huff and Rev. Ricky Skaggs, officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. prior to services.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Scotty Jordan

August 25, 2015

Mr. Scotty Jordan, 38, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in Atmore.

Mr. Jordan was a native and life long resident of Atmore. Mr. Jordan was an avid Alabama Football Fan and co-owner of S & K Glass. He is preceded in death by his mother, Vicki Jordan.

Survivors include his father, Kenny Jordan of Atmore; two sons, Ridge Jordan of Atmore and Cole Jordan of Atmore; one brother, Casey (Jennifer) Jordan of Atmore; one sister, Brandi Short of Medford, OR; grandmother, Patsy Patch of Atmore and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bishop Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 6-9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Alabama.

Daniel Lee Shroyer

August 25, 2015

Daniel Lee Shroyer was born on May 27,1934, in Warsaw, IN. His parents were Daniel Robert “Bob” Shroyer and Mildred Sophia Van Curen. He was raised on the family farm at Chapman Lake, where he learned the family trade. In his late teens he moved in with his great-grandparents, Lewis E and Lillie (Makemson) Shroyer. This is the farm he would later buy and operate. He raised corn, wheat, rye, soy beans, tomatoes, and other crops. Dan went to school in Leesburg, IN, from the first grade until graduation. His first grade teacher would later be the first grade teacher for Elizabeth and John. Dan graduated in 1952. Later that year he married the love of his life, Betty Jane Thorne. They met at a Future Teachers of the America meeting at North Manchester College, while in high school. Dan and Betty were married 59 years.

After getting married Dan and Betty had four children, Elizabeth Ann, Lewis Eugene, David Lee, and John Robert. Dan worked on and off the farms. He owned a total of four farms, three of the farms were in Indiana, one in North Carolina. While farming his favorite tractor was the Ford 8N (which he owned three or four), he also owned a Ford 901 with Select-O-Speed, a Ford 4000, an McCormick Deering Model H, and a Model M, and he owned a CO-OP Cockshutt Tractor. His children learned to drive on these tractors. Dan’s interest included working on the farm, gardening, his family, camping, genealogy, and traveling. His travel’s included trips to the Alamo, New Orleans, Yellowstone, Detroit (the Ford Museum), Chicago (the Museum of Science and Industry and the zoo), many trips to Florida before moving there, the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, trips to Virginia, North Carolina mountains and more. Dan worked for the US Post Office, as a family farmer, The Indianapolis Ramsey News Agency, Santa Barbara Newspaper, Prudential Insurance, Mishawaka Wholesale, Weatherhead Corporation, Dana Corporation, McDonald Hydraulics and the St of FL Dept. of Corrections, which is where he retired from in 1996. This meant he lived in many locations; Warsaw, In; Santa Maria CA; Waukesha, WI; Columbia City ,IN; Gastonia, NC (this is when he owned the farm in NC); Lakeland, FL; and Jay, FL, where he lived when he passed.

The family wishes to thank Dr. David Smith and his staff at Jay Medical, Dr. George Smith, Dr. Mark Elder, and the staff at Jay Hospital, and the staff at Amedysis Home Health Care, especially nurses Jackie and Kimberly.

Dan was preceeded in death by his parents; loving wife Betty; granddaughters, Caroline Yvonne Shroyer and Jennifer Renee’ Shroyer.

He is survived by his sisters, Susie (Nelson) Sutton and Julia (Kart) Goon; brothers, William (Marilyn) Shroyer and Lloyd (Becky) Shroyer; daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Dean) Dellinger; sons, Lewis Eugene Shroyer, David Lee (Julia) Shroyer and John Robert (Lori) Shroyer; grandsons, Daniel Anthony Shroyer, and Robert Eugene Dellinger; and granddaughter, Amy Virginia Louise Shroyer; step-grandson, Johnny Shaw; and granddaughters, Alician and Katie Shaw.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Jay United Methodist Church.

A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Eugene Fielder

August 25, 2015

Kevin Eugene Fielder, 52, of Pensacola, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. He was born on February 20, 1963, in Pensacola to Billy Fielder and Connie Owens.

He was a security resident for Ernest Ward Middle School, a retired bus driver, and had served in the Army in peace time.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Fielder  and his son, Bradley Fielder.

Kevin was survived by his wife, Jenean Fielder; two daughters, Karen Fielder and Connie Fielder; granddaughter, Hailey Hayes; mother, Connie Owens; stepfather, Don Owens; stepmother, Audrey Fielder; three brothers, Sam, Donnie, and Wesley Fielder; and three stepbrothers, Danny Owens, and  Jared and Franky Wyatt.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015, with Pastor Mike Mashburn, officiating. Burial to follow in Barrancas National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m. prior to services.

Pallbearers will be  Donnie Fielder, Jared Wyett, Jace Fielder, Kyle Miller and Wayne Gulsby.

Honorary pallbearers are John Kirby, Nelson Murdock, Sam Fielder, Franky Wyatt, Anthony Fielder, Wesley Fielde, and Eddie Carnes.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Eunice Marie Silcox Lambeth

August 25, 2015

Mrs. Eunice Marie Silcox Lambeth of Flomaton, 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at home following an extended illness.

She was born August 18, 1921, in Goodway, AL, to William Thomas “Tommy” Silcox and Lillie Gertrude “Trudie” Grissett Silcox.

Mrs. Lambeth enjoyed crafting, sewing, fishing, thrift shopping, vegetable and flower gardening and welcoming and feeding all who entered her home. She retired after 35 years of service with Vanity Fair Mills. She was a member of the Flomaton Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was of the Holiness faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Preston Lambeth; son, Hollis Bell; son-in-law Winston Steadham; siblings, Floyd Silcox, Ettie McCorkell, Ruby Bell, Roy Silcox, Lillian Huggins, Eula Mae McCorkell, Eugene Silcox, Arvin Silcox and Eulene Hall.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Bell Steadham of Flomaton; daughter-in-law, Helen Mitchell Bell of Flomaton; three granddaughters, Audrey Steadham Killam (Clark Yates), Amanda Steadham and Angela Steadham Wright all of Flomaton; three great-grandchildren, Josh Northrop, Jake Wright and Aubrey Madison Wright all of Flomaton; three siblings, Rayford Silcox of Mobile, Earl (Dot) Silcox of Goodway, and Erma Ledkins of Goodway, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Al Bethea officiating.

Burial will follow at the Lambeth-Boutwell Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Josh Northrop (grandson), Jake Wright (grandson), Larry Silcox (nephew), Bernie McCorkell (nephew), Mark Ledkins (nephew) and Tracy Steadham (nephew).

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

Winifred Edith “Winnie” Hensel

August 25, 2015

Winifred Edith “Winnie” Hensel, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of August 20, 2015.  Born in Pascagoula, MS, Winnie married the love of her life, Peter J. Hensel, Jr. at age 19, and together they raised four children; each of whom Winnie privately assured was “her favorite”. Winnie, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother was known for her outgoing personality, quick wit and humor. She was an excellent cook, and would happily “share” her recipes, but somehow they never seemed to taste as good as when she made them.  Winnie was a faithful parishioner at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Cantonment for over 40 years, and was active in the Catholic Women’s Deanery Council.

Winnie’s husband, Pete, of 67 years, preceded her in death January, 2015. Also preceding her in death are her parents, Benjamin and Winnie Dick; two sisters, Florine Powell and Jeanette Daly; and three brothers, B.J., Peter, and Malcolm Dick.

Winnie is survived by her sister, Jeannine Thomson (George) of Ocean Springs, MS and children, Carol Moore (Joe) of Milton, Randall Joseph Hensel, Sr. (Sharon) of Pensacola, Gary W. Hensel (Donna) of Cummings, GA and Mark E. Hensel of Ft. Lauderdale; along with six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Winnie was under hospice care for over 2 ½ years, and her family wishes to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for the compassionate and loving care they provided. Our heartfelt thanks also go to her personal caregivers, Tammy Dykes, Tami Robinson, and Belinda Martin, whose loving care allowed her to remain in her home until her death. They are truly angels here on earth.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 28, 2015 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Hwy. 29 South, Cantonment, FL from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Barrineau Park, FL Father George Thekku will officiate, with interment following at the church cemetery.

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