Russell Edward Welch

April 21, 2018

Russell Edward Welch, 92, of McDavid, FL, went to be with the Lord April 20, 2018. Ed was born October 04, 1925 in Riviera Beach, Florida. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bratt. His family moved to McDavid while he was in High School, he graduated from Tate High School and later went to work for St. Regis Paper Co. where he worked for 40 years, retiring in 1985. Ed and his wife Teresa loved to travel; they traveled extensively in the states and abroad, vacationing in many countries, even to his ancestor’s homeland of Ireland. He loved to work in the garden and grew most of the vegetables they ate; he also loved to fish anytime he had a chance.

Mr. Welch is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Teresa Beatrice Welch, his father and mother, Claude & Farabelle Welch, two sisters, Olivia Magness and Eunice Browning and two brothers, Fred and Tommy Welch.

Russell Welch is survived by one daughter, Nancy Brook and husband, Joe of McDavid, Florida; one son Gregory Welch and wife Gwen of Cantonment, Florida; one grandson Matthew Brook and wife Connie; one granddaughter Jessica Welch of Monroe, LA.; 4 great grandchildren, Taylor, Kylie, Gracen Brook, and River Welch; one sister Ruth McNeil of Crestview; one sister-in-law Carolyn (Wayne) Milligan of Cantonment and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Delbert Redditt officiating.

Burial will follow at the Ray’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday April 23, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Welch, Gary Welch, Elton Gilmore, Eric Gilmore, William Chancery and Jimmy Malone.

The family is grateful for the love, prayers, and support of family and friends, also church family, and the care he received from the many staff members of Emerald Coast Hospice.

Mrs. Mary E. Watts

April 21, 2018

Mrs. Mary E. Watts, age 80, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Atmore, Alabama.

Mrs. Watts was a native of Massachusetts and resided in Byrneville, FL for most of her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother and was of the Catholic Faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Watts.

Survivors include her three sons, Donald Beals of Flomaton, AL, Mike Beals of Byrneville, FL and James “Jimmy” Castonguay of Baker, FL and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Mary E. Mattson

April 21, 2018

Mary E. Mattson, 86 of Atmore, AL, passed away Wednesday April 18, 2018, in Atmore, Al. She was a Homemaker, born in Monroe County, AL, on July 18, 1931, to the late Robert and Cora Faircloth Smith. She was a member of the Church of the Living God.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Mattson and eight siblings.

She is survived by her three sons Michael (Carolyn) Cook of Walnut Hill, FL; Robert (Jean) Cook of Chicago, IL and Paul (Nealia) Cook of Austin, AR, two daughters Barbara Karcz of Chicago, IL, and Beverly Cook of Port St. Lucie, FL,  one sister Rosie Jean Williams of Elberta, AL, and brother in law Jim Lynche of Foley, AL, special caregiver Shelby Carraway of Elberta, AL, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Debbie and the Southern Care Hospice Team and the staff at Atmore Nursing Center.

Funeral service will be held Friday, April 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. from the Church of the Living God in Atmore with Bro. Earl Harrison officiating.

Interment will follow at Whitmire Cemetery in Pensacola, FL.

Family will receive friends, Friday, April 27, 2018, from noon until service time at 1 p.m.  from the Church of the Living God.

Jerry Lassiter

April 21, 2018

Jerry Lassiter, 47, of Cantonment, FL, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018,  at a local hospital.

Jerry was a resident of Cantonment for 47 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Callahan; his mothers, Patricia Fox and Renee Fell; his fathers, Henry Stanczak, Joe Fell and Charles Fox; several brothers, including Jason Lassiter, sisters, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. with a memorial service following at 3 p.m.  on Tuesday, April 24, 2018,  at Family-Funeral and Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, FL.

Margie F. Webb

April 20, 2018

Margie F. Webb, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in heaven on April 18, 2018 where she joined her husband, Howard A. Webb Sr. She was also preceded in death by her father Alphie Paul Fralic, her mother Irene M. Fralic, her sisters: Joyce Cook, Dorothy Moody, Mary Cook and Pauline Erhardt. She leaves behind her 4 sons – Howard A. Webb Jr. (Connie), Norman R. Webb, Donald A. Webb (Tina) and Phillip W. Webb (JoAnne), her 6 grandchildren – Lorraine, Christy, Megan, Brantley, Zachary, and Benjamin (Kayla), her 8 great-grandchildren – Tyler, Dillon, Kelsey, Emma-Leigh, Dalton, Ava, Lukas, and Lane, lifelong friend Earl V. Keene and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Born in Mt. Sterling, Alabama, her family moved to Pensacola while she was in grade school. She went on to graduate from Tate High School with honors in Home Economics. After Tate, she worked at Chemstrand as a secretary until she married her husband of 57 years and started raising a family.

She worked tirelessly as a homemaker with 4 boys on a farm. She canned vegetables, made preserves, washed clothes, chauffeured her boys to church, 4-H, Cub Scouts, hay fields and then she would sew her boys sport coats so they would have a coat to wear for church.

She was a member of Bratt First Baptist Church. She was involved in singing solos, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School and hosting visiting preachers and missionaries.

Words cannot express the gratefulness and thanks to her caregivers for the last six years – Linda, Tonia, Betty, Theresa, Juanita and others.

The Rev. Ken Wilson will be officiating the service and the pallbearers are Douglas Webb, William Webb, Michael Gainey, Rev. John F. Webb, Rick White and Rev. Rodney Smith. Services will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens with visitation on Friday April 20, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm with the service on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 12:30pm.

Erma Jean Ward

April 20, 2018

Erma Jean Ward, 80, a resident of Coy, AL died on April 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at New Providence Baptist Church in Coy, AL. with Brother Tommy Primm and Mr. Edward Earwood officiating and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow at Coy Cemetery in Coy, AL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service

Mrs. Ward is preceded in death by her husband Ray Ward and sons Ronnie  and James ( Roxanne) Ward, and a brother Williard Maness. She is survived by daughters  Debra ( Edward) Earwood of Columbia, S.C., and Darlene ( Kenneth) Shaw of Coy, AL, a son Donald (Sharon) Ward of Pensacola, FL, Grandchildren Rachel, Dusty, Cory, Kenny, Dennae, Aimee, Emily, Joey, Kassie, Ashley, Carley, and Jake,  numerous great grandchildren, brothers Osman ( Ernestine) Maness of Camden, AL, Marion (Mary) Maness of Monroeville, AL, a sister Ernestine (Lloyd) Thomsen of Brundige, AL, and sister-in-law Louise Maness of Pine Hill, AL.

Felix Ray Holland

April 19, 2018

Felix Ray Holland, Jr., 51, of Brewton, AL passed away on April 14, 2018. Ray was a devoted husband of 32 years to his wife, Tammy, a dedicated father, a loving father-in-law, an adoring Poppy to his grandkids, and a loyal friend. He loved his friends, family, and country. He served our country as a member of the National Guard. Ray never met a stranger and was loved and respected by everyone who met him. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of Calf-Ford Hunting Club. He also enjoyed working alongside his brother-in-law and friend, Art. He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Paul Peterson; grandfather, Walter Esslie Smith; grandparents, Nolan & Beverly Holland; uncles, Kenneth Smith and George Palmer; biological father, Felix Ray Holland, Sr.; brother-in-law, Shane Williams and father-in-law, Morgan Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Tammy Holland of Brewton, AL; three sons, Dustin Ray (Laura Leigh) Holland of Birmingham, AL, Seth Ryan (Mercedes) Holland of Brewton, AL and Gus Sharpe of Birmingham, AL; mother, Betty Luverne Peterson of Byrneville, FL; grandmother, Luverne Smith Diamond of Flomaton, AL; one brother, Michael Paul (Jessica Lynn) Peterson of Westville, FL; one half-brother, Jody (Brenda Sue) Johnson of Summertown, GA; one sister, Tammy Standifer of Tallahassee, FL; three sister-in-laws, Debrah (Art) Dales, Tracy (Jason) Acree and Holly Williams; one brother-in-law, Ashley Collins; seven grandchildren, Kailyn, Addyson, Hunter, Ashlynn, Bella Claire, Aniston and Axel; special friends, Jason, Kelly and Brooks Madden of Brewton, AL and lots of nieces and nephews; and many other beloved family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Jake Bondurant and Jeff Salter officiating.

Burial will follow at the Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Josh Danley, Bug Fisher, Timothy Dales, James Bell, Kevin Bell, Hunter Williams, Coltin Williams, Jeff Salter and Chris Fowler.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jayden Dales and Kendall Helton.

Regina M. Booth

April 19, 2018

Regina M. Booth, 93 of Pensacola, FL passed away April 18, 2018. She was born February 1st, 1925 in Wausau, WI to the late George and Elizabeth Denk. She is now reunited with her husband of 70 years, Norman C. Booth.

She is also preceded in death by her sister Lucille Whalen Moore, two sons-in-law, William (Bill) Thompson and Roy Flores and a nephew, Frederick ‘Butch’ Whalen. She worked as a bookkeeper in the auto parts industry, eventually opening Booth’s Auto Parts with her husband, Norman.

She was a founding member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Burse Club Director for over 50 years, and a member of the St. Thomas More Ladies Society. Regina and Norman square danced with the Swingin Saints, were members of the Golden Agers and Young at Heart. Her hobbies included sewing, counted cross stitching and baking. She was very devout in her Catholic faith and very active in her church community. She will be truly missed and her memory will be cherished by many.

Surviving her, are their children, Rev. Norman ‘Ed’ Booth of Jacksonville, FL, Beth Thompson of Sykesville, MD, Catherine (Gil) Chalker of Montgomery, AL, Mary (Dave) Just of Weeki Wachee, FL, Barbara (Richard) Harris of Molino, FL, Margaret (Gary) Frazier of Pensacola, FL and Frances Flores of San Antonio, TX, 12 grand children and 20 great grand children.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 23, from 6 to 8 PM at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 N. New Warrington Rd., Pensacola, FL 32507. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3295 Barrancas Ave., Pensacola, FL 32507 on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:00 AM. Reception in Parish Hall following Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 510 Bayshore Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507 or Covenant Care Inpatient Center, 5151 North Ninth Ave., First Floor, Pensacola, FL 32504.

Debra Sue Joiner

April 17, 2018

Mrs. Debra Sue Joiner, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Mobile, Alabama.

Mrs. Joiner was a native of Bay Minette, AL and had resided in Stockton, AL for the past 24 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and was of the Holiness Faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Rufus Joiner;  son, Claude Bennett Odom; and brother, Billy Hall.

She is survived by one son, Elzie Joiner of Stockton, AL; two daughters, Debra Michelle (Joseph) Odom of Flomaton, AL and Debbie Juanita (Michael) White of Bay Minette, AL; two brothers, Bubba Hall of Rabun, AL and Willie James Hall of Atmore, AL; seven sisters, Sherry Bryars of Rabun, AL, Wanda Hall of Bay Minette, AL, Mary Ann Waters of Stockton, AL, Tammy Jean Blount of Dothan, AL, Brenda Stewart of Semmes, AL, Linda Taylor of Whitehouse Fork, AL and Matilda Donald of Whitehouse Fork, AL; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Dean Holiness Church with Sis. Helen Stewart officiating.

Burial was at the Dean Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Henry Hadley, Cameron White, Dalton White, Elzie Joiner, John Taylor and Joseph Rayborn.

Honorary pallbearers were Jonathan Frank Taylor, Samuel Taylor, John Victor, Curt Smith, Ryan Wilson and Robert Hooks.

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

Donald Ray Harrison

April 17, 2018

Mr. Donald Ray Harrison, age 65, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at his home in Atmore, Alabama.

Mr. Harrison was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore, AL. He was a member of the Church of Living God.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Barbara E. Harrison; parents, Elzie and Luverne Harrison; grandmother, Ida Rutherford; brother, Harold Harrison; and four sisters, Alice Ruth Harrison, Verna Mae Harris, Dorothy Milstead and Sarah O’Leary.

He is survived by his three brothers, Earl Harrison of Atmore, AL, Robert Wayne Harrison of Atmore, AL and David Michael Harrison of Brewton, AL; three sisters, Helen Jones of McCullough, AL, Kaye Robinson of Atmore, AL and Faye Odom of Perdido, AL; sister-in-law and caregiver, Joyce Evans of Atmore, AL; special great niece, Riana Evans and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Moyeville Cemetery with Rev. Mike Hutto officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Lambeth, Joey Emmons, B.J. Emmons, Cody Emmons, Henry “Junior” Lambeth and Ronald Mosley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Jones, Helen Jones, Earl Harrison, Robert Harrison, David Harrison, Kenny Robinson and Eddie Odom.

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

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