Andrea Kay Byars

April 7, 2019

Mrs. Andrea Kay (Harmon) Byars passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, on April 7, 2019, at the age of 53.

Kay is survived by her husband, Perry Byars; her mother, Evana Harmon of Huntsville, AL; two children, Andrea (Zach) Huff of Huntsville, AL and Micah (Heather) Byars of Waycross, GA; three brothers, Alan (Thelma) Harmon of Ridgeway, VA, Grady (Margret) Harmon of Huntsville, AL, and Stephan (Betsy) Harmon of Killen, AL; as well as 13 nieces and nephews, Dakota, Raney, Clarke, Kara, Aeryn, Jackson, Preston, Nathaniel, Zachary, Scott, Sean, Spencer, and Samuel.

Kay is preceded in death by her father, Jack Harmon, of Huntsville, AL.

Kay was born on December 22, 1965, in Hammond, Indiana to Jack and Evana Harmon. She graduated from Hardin County High School in 1984 and received her Associate of Business Education from Florida College in 1986. On June 26, 1987, she married the love of her life, Perry Byars. They lived in Lakeland, FL for 12 years before moving to Oak Grove, FL. Kay was a stay at home mother who was active in the PTA and the community. She also worked as a substitute teacher for six years and as a health technician at Northview High School for eight years.

Kay was a generous, loving, and caring individual with an infectious laugh. She cared deeply for her family and friends and would do anything to help those around her. Kay was a dedicated Northview FFA mom. She faithfully worked with the students and chaperoned various trips and competitions that the students attended. She was an active and dedicated member of Oak Grove Church of Christ.

Her funeral is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2019, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore, AL.

Visitation will be from 1 pm until 4 pm with service to follow. Brad Sullivan will officiate the ceremony.

Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery following the service.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. Kay’s life.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Kay requested that donations be sent St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for their care and dedication.

Dorothy Vickrey Hardy

April 6, 2019

Mrs. Dorothy Vickrey Hardy, age 93, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at her home in Atmore, Alabama.

Mrs. Hardy was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore, AL. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and sister. She was the bookkeeper at Hardy & Kearley Garage for many years, was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Lottie Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Louie E. Hardy; daughter, Kathryn Jeter and brother, Ralph Vickrey.

She is survived by her three daughters, Judy H. (Dale) Clements of Millry, AL, Pat H. (Johnny) Moore of Cantonment, FL and Margie H. Harper of Atmore, AL; two sisters, Peggy (Ron) Muck of Loxley, AL and Barbara (Al) Castro of Pensacola, FL; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Pruitt officiating.

Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jody Hardy, Steve Drew, Billy Hardy, Kelly Drew, Ronnie Johnson and Wayne Harrison.

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

John David Teelin

April 6, 2019

John David Teelin went on to Glory on Saturday, March 30, 2019. He was born in Syracuse, NY, but lived most of his 71 years in the Pensacola, Florida area.

Mr. Teelin both entertained and informed the people in the Florida Panhandle and in Alabama for over 50 years on several radio stations, and sometimes on TV. He also shared his knowledge of and passion for communication and broadcasting with people, as he taught classes and helped folks with on the job training.

Being a man of God, Mr. Teelin served several churches in the area over the years. He was a very loving man of great integrity who never met a stranger and, if he did, would go as far as giving them the shirt off his back if it meant that he could help them. Mr. Teelin’s influence is evident in that many who knew him have learned to be the same kind of friend and the same kind of Christian. They hope to carry on his legacy for generations to come, and they are so grateful to have had him in their lives.

Mr. Teelin is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Teelin and Dorothy Teelin; and his former wife, Lou Teelin (Murzin).

He is survived by three loving children, Dasha, Daniel John “DJ”, and Colby, and by two young grandchildren, Olivia and Luca.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Olive Baptist Church. Pastor Ted Traylor will be officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Inurnment with Military Honors will be held at a later time.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South has been entrusted with arrangements.

Roger Glen Rowell

April 6, 2019

Roger Glen Rowell, 64, of Berrydale, FL, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Roger was a lifelong native of Berrydale and was the youngest of seven children born to the late Hazel Lewis and John Pasco Rowell. He was a graduate of the Jay High School Class of 1972. Roger worked 38 years for the Florida Department of Transportation/Construction, retiring as a project administrator. He was a member of Cora Baptist Church in Jay, Florida, where he served as minister of music.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Anna Grace McMath; his brother Herbert “Bud” Rowell; his sisters, Evelyn (Hub) Jacobs, Jane (Harold) King, and Wanda Roberts; and brother-in-law, Stratton Colonna.

Roger leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Joy Boothe Rowell; two sons, Chad (Jessica) Rowell of Milton, and Rhett (Lana) Rowell of Jay; a daughter, Misty (Joey) McMath of Pace; and seven beloved grandchildren, Maesey and Pasco Rowell, Major and Piper Rowell, and Abby, Josiah and Jack McMath. He is also survived by a brother, Frank (Pearl) Rowell of Jay; a sister, Dinah Colonna of Florala, AL; a sister-in-law, Lorrine Rowell of Berrydale; a brother-in-law, A.T. (Buck) Roberts III of Berrydale, and a special cousin, Ben Floyd. Roger also leaves behind in-laws Kenny (Gloria) Boothe, Sylvia (Jerry) Jennings, Betty (Mondal) Miller, and Andra (Joe) Mize; and many nephews, nieces, extended family members and dear friends.

All services will be held at Berrydale Baptist Church under the direction of Lewis Funeral Homes. Visitation will be Monday, April 8, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Burial will follow in the Berrydale Baptist Church Cemetery.

Roger’s nephews will serve as active pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank all the local emergency personnel and community volunteers, as well as the Cora Baptist Church family, who took care of Roger as he was called home. Thank you to family and friends who have prayed, visited, and ministered during this unspeakably difficult time. Great men leave behind great legacies and great voids.

Donations may be made to Life Options Clinic (formerly known as the Pregnancy Resource of Milton), 5775 Berryhill Road, Milton, FL 32570, or to the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, 1000 Chemstrand Road, Cantonment, FL 32533.

Julia W. Gandy

April 6, 2019

Julia W. Gandy 74, of Atmore, AL, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Pensacola, FL. Mrs. Gandy was born to the late J. D. and Esther Thompson Wesson on July 28, 1944, in Jefferson County, AL. She graduated from Birmingham Baptist School of Nursing in 1965 and later graduated in 1972 from the Birmingham Baptist School of Anesthetist. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore, AL.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J. D. Wesson and Esther Thompson Wesson Berryhill.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Gandy, M.D. of Atmore, AL; three sons, Bryan (Jennie) Gandy of Montevallo, AL, Charles (Joy) Gandy of Atmore, AL, and Dennis Gandy of Mississippi; her brother, Michael Wesson of San Antonio, TX; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial prayer service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

Family will gather with friends from 3 p.m. until service time at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity or church of your choice.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gwendolyn Stuckey Killam

April 6, 2019

Gwendolyn Stuckey Killam, passed away on April 5, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Gwen was fortunate to live her wonderful 90 plus years in Gonzalez, Florida where she was an active member of Gonzalez Baptist Church. She lived out her last year in Gulf Breeze and was a resident of The Arbors.

She blessed the lives of everyone she met through her laughter, compassion and kindness. She was quick to tell a joke, loved the company of others and was known for her joy-filled spirit. God and family were the cornerstones that she lived by and provided the path that allowed her to touch so many lives. To know her was to know the meaning of “love.” Gwen aged with beauty and was destined to brighten the lives of those around her.

Gwen now joins her husband of over 69 years, Fred C. Killam.

Gwen’s children, Donna Christopher (Michael), Joan Masters (Tommy), Martha Luppert (Steven) and Freddy Killam (Jeanne Ann) all live in Florida. Her grandchildren Stephen, Nicole and Ethan along with her great-grandchildren, Grady and Oliver were lights in her life. The family will forever be grateful for Gwen’s influence in their lives. She taught by example of how to unconditionally care for others, lived joyfully no matter the circumstance, and loved her neighbor as herself.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with services beginning at 12 p.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North has been entrusted with arrangements.

Tiffany Dawn Stegall Fite

March 31, 2019

Tiffany Dawn Stegall Fite 47, of Gulf Breeze, Florida gave up her three year courageous battle with cancer to be with her Savior on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. She was born on November 8, 1971, in Pensacola, Florida. She loved and was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Tiffany worked in the Human Resources office at Ascend in Cantonment, FL.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Stegall; her grandparents, E. V. Stegall, Waver Flowers, James and Voncile Whigham; and her Uncle Randall Whigham.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheyenne Sanders and son, Logan Fite of Gulf Breeze, Florida; mother Anne Stegall; brother, Jason Stegall and his sons, Brennen and Fletcher; Cheyenne’s father, Cecil Sanders and his mother, Charlotte Moucheron; Logan’s father, Bill Fite and his mother, Donna Fite; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

A special thanks to Tiffany’s Aunt Sharon Collins who walked the path with Tiffany to the end.

Services will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Faith Chapel North with Reverend William Chancery officiating.

Her final resting place will be beside her beloved Whigham grandparents at West Pittman Baptist Church Cemetery in Westville, Florida.

Graveside services will be Monday, April 1, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Karen Elizabeth Stewart

March 31, 2019

Karen Elizabeth Stewart passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the age of 65.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Eunice Stewart.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Spruell Cemetery.

Nora Knowles

March 29, 2019

On March 26, 2019 Nora Knowles age 82, received her angel wings. Nora was fondly known to many as Nana. She was blessed to have been a stay at home wife and mother. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved children and was a Nana to many. She was a warm and loving person who enjoyed camping, needlework, gardening, her cats and thrift store shopping.

In March of 2010 she lost her husband Frankie who was the love of her life and best friend. Then in March of 2013, she lost her grandson Branden Penegar. Today there is a joyous reunion in heaven. Nora had a strong Christian faith and loved God.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammie Penegar and Rhonda Lawson and grandsons, Tyler Penegar, Ryan Porter and Rhen Porter.

Brother Michael Ramsey and daughter Tammie Penegar will be sharing words of comfort and praise.

Serving as pallbearers were Tyler Penegar, Ryan Porter, Rhen Porter, Elbert Penegar, Royce Frederick, David Meredith.

Funeral services were held March 29, 2019, at Faith Chapel North.

Interment was at Cottage Hill Baptist Church.

Brenda Murl Salter

March 29, 2019

Mrs. Brenda Murl Salter, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at her home in Flomaton, Alabama.

Mrs. Salter was a native of Brewton, AL and had resided in Flomaton, AL for most of her life. She was a loving mother and grandmother, caring and loving to all. She was an avid fisherman and was a member of the McCullough Christian Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, Tommie and Seney Shivers and sister, Lorie Matlock.

She is survived by her two sons, William J. (Megan) Salter, III of Pensacola, FL and Matthew A. Salter of Flomaton, AL; and three grandchildren, Madison, Garrett and Caitlyn.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Smith officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 4 p.m. until memorial service time  at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

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

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