Roy Wilbon Shivers, Sr.

May 4, 2016

Mr. Roy Wilbon Shivers, Sr., 81, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Flomaton.

Mr. Shivers was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton. Mr. Shivers was the founding member and Chairman of the Deacons of the Unity Baptist Church. He was general manager at Sheltex Manufacturing company and part owner and CEO of Nutex until his retirement.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Geneva Rolin Shivers; parents; six brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by is two sons, Roy (Wendy) Shivers, Jr. of Atmore and Kenny Shivers of Flomaton; two brothers, Joe Shivers, Sr. of Flomaton and Harvey Shivers of Newton, AL; five grandchildren, Michael (Sherra) Shivers of Dothan, AL, Brian (Rebekah) Shivers of Canoe, Dakota Madison of Clarksville, TN, Wyatt Madison of Clarksville, TN and Nikolas Shivers of Flomaton; seven great-grandchildren, Bethany Ealum, Rachel Shivers, Lani Shivers, Michael Shivers Jr., Khyleigh Colvin, James Madison and Charliey Madison.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Fox and Josh Long officiating.

Pallbearers will be Charles West, John West, Terrell Lowery, John Johnson, David Rolin, and Raymond Rolin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Baker, Bob Howell, Tony Wooten, John John Griffis, Jimmy Brantley and Floyd Harris.

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

Judith Marie Walker Dove

May 2, 2016

Mrs. Judith Marie Walker Dove, 70, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Davisville.

Mrs. Dove was a native of Jacksonville, FL and a resident of Davisville since 1971. She attended the Pine Barren Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee A. and Mary L. Walker.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years and six months, Ronald Dove of Davisville; three sons, Ronald Dove, Jr., Patrick (Laurie) Dove and Christopher Dove, all of Davisville; two sisters, Mary Lee Shipley of Charlotte, NC and Debbie Sorkin of Lake Toxaway, NC; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 9 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Harper officiating.

Burial will be at the Pine Barren Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dove, Patrick Dove, Chris Dove, Tyler Dove, Eli Hines, Graham Shipley and Scott Francis.

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

Glenda Ann (Morgan) Hairston

April 30, 2016

Mrs. Glenda Ann (Morgan) Hairston of Molino passed away at her home in Molino in the early hours on April 29, 2016. She passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her husband George of 53 years, her daughters, and grandchildren.

Born August 2, 1943, Glenda was the daughter of Duke and Essie Morgan. She was a lifelong resident of Molino and a lifelong member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Glenda was a devoted wife and homemaker. She loved to travel. She and George visited many of the 50 states. She had a sense of adventure and was always up for a challenge, including hang gliding and hot air ballooning. She had a contagious smile and an amazing sense of humor. She was a small package, with a big personality!

Glenda was everyone’s favorite aunt, cousin, and friend. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know and love her.

Glenda is survived by her loving husband George and their two daughters, Terra Reading and her husband, John, Vicki Holland and her husband James; five grandchildren, Emily Reading, Molly Reading Tingle, Savannah Holland Page, Joshua Holland, and Madeline Holland; two great-grandsons, Leo James Page, and Liam Warren Raggard; sister, Bennie Morgan Creel of South Dakota, brother Charles Morgan of Mississippi, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be at Faith Chapel North in Cantonment, Florida on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 5-8 p.m.. There will be a small memorial for family and close friends at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Molino at 10 a.m. on Tuesday May 3, 2016, followed by a brief graveside service.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in Catonment is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel B. McCullough

April 30, 2016

Hazel B. McCullough, 79 of Walnut Hill, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Pensacola. She was a homemaker. She was born in Pineville on June 29, 1936, to the late Arthur Lee and Eula Seales Barlow.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny McCullough.

Survivors include two sons, Steven McCullough of Enon and John (Kim) McCullough of Dry Springs; one daughter, Angela (Bill) English of Walnut Hill; one brother, Jerry (Debbie) Barlow of Dry Springs; nine grandchildren, Daniel, Emily, John Wesley, Hannah, Abby, Vanesse, Kendra, Destiny, and Jedd; seven great-grandchildren and two on the way.

Services will be Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 2 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Gipson officiating.

Interment will follow in Dry Springs Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be John Wesley McCullough, Mason Coleman, Hunter Milliken, Jesse McCullough, Jason Barlow and Bob McCullough.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tyson and Levi Milliken.

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

Altha Correne Walker

April 30, 2016

Altha Correne Walker, 98, of Atmore, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Atmore. She was a homemaker. She was born in Frisco City, AL, on July 31, 1917, to the late Alton and Annie Bailey Byrd. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, C.E.Walker; son, Sylvester Chavers; daughter, Dorothy Joiner; and grandsons, Lee Graves and Tony Joiner.

Survivors include one son, James (Nell) Walker of Gulf Port, MS; two daughters, Doris Graves of Range, AL and Loyce (Bill) Parker of Chelan, Washington; one sister, Laverne (Ray) Digmon of Atmore; three grandchildren, Sonny, Dorie and Tammy; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.L. Langford officiating.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Butch Lee, Ricky Crook, Daniel White, David Langford, Jimmy Langford, and Carlos Albritton.

A special thanks to the Atmore Nursing Home for their special care given Mrs. Walker.

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

Melvin Carlos Hawthorne

April 30, 2016

Melvin Carlos Hawthorne, age 63 of Jay, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2016. He retired from CSX Transportation. He had a love for fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to sing, play the guitar, and watch classic movies. He also loved to watch his grandchildren play ball. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin G. and Gussie Hawthorne; and stepson, Lee Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Debbie Hawthorne; daughters, Carlienne (Greg) Enfinger, Amanda (Josh) Kimmons, Denise (Alec) Dobson, and Misty (Bobby) Williamson; sisters, Betty Clark, Lorene Beal, Christine Ashcraft, Darlene (Richard) Caldwell, and Rena (Mike) Gandy; brothers, Earnest Preston (Sue) Hawthorne and Calvin (Cindy) Hawthorne; 15  grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home with Bro. Earle Greene and Bro. Frederick Barrow officiating.

Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Timothy Clark, Johnny Hawthorne, David Wilson, Shane Dunsford, Michael Beal, and great-nephew, Travis Ashcraft.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Lunsford, Doug “Sonny” Franklin and Johnny Odom

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Julia Hall Johnson

April 30, 2016

Sylvia Julia Hall Johnson, age 86, of Cantonment, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She was born in Atmore on December 29, 1929, to Martin and Katie Hall. Sylvia was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Oak Grove. She was an avid traveler, traveling all over the U.S. with her husband in their fifth wheel. She loved to fish, garden, crochet, knit and quilt.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Winfred C. Johnson; her daughter, Marsha Lugg; and her sister, Martiz Rutherford.

She is survived by her daughters, Judith Ann Helton and Donna Nell Mack; stepchildren, Curtis Johnson (Sandy), Renee Bain (Jerry), Zeida Houston (Pete), and Zilpah Sammarco; sisters, Jackie Brown of Bratt, Betty Well of Oak Grove, and Jerry Hall, of Walnut Hill. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Arcadia Health Center and Emerald Coast Hospice.

Services will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until funeral services begin at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Pensacola Memorial Gardens has been entrusted with all arrangements.

Sam Uebelsteadt

April 30, 2016

The racing community has lost one of their pioneers, Sam Uebelsteadt, 89, of Cantonment, who passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was a successful car owner for two decades at Five Flags Speedway. His #12 Bobby Allison look alike cars were a fan favorite. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Nell Uebelsteadt.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Burkett (Jerry) and Joy Tomkins (Rick); sons, Paul Uebelsteadt (Marcia) and Gus Uebelsteadt (Susan); nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Jordan Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Royce Franklin Beasley

April 30, 2016

Bro. Royce Franklin Beasley, age 61, of Travis Road in Brewton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, in a local hospital after a brief illness. He was a native and long time resident of Brewton and a former resident of Georgia before moving back to Brewton in 2003. Bro. Beasley was a faithful member of the Ridge Road Baptist Church and a former employee of T.R. Miller Mill Company with a number of years of service. He was the former Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in East Brewton and he ministered weekly at a local nursing facility and other assisted living facilities. He loved and enjoyed the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Wilson Beasley of Brewton; one son, Riley (Friend-Katie Glenn) Beasley of Flomaton; one daughter, Nicole Jordan of Brewton; two brothers, Russell (Gerald) Beasley of Wallace, AL  and Ronald (Teresa) Beasley of Callahan, FL; three sisters, Janice Beasley of Brewton, Sue (Lavon) Hodge of Brewton and Phillys (Earl) Fuqua of Brewton;
five grandchildren, Caleb Beasley, Madison Trehern, Jaxon Jordan, Joseph Glenn, John Glenn; and faithful dogs, Maggie and Jack.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 2, 2016, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Ridge Road Baptist Church in Brewton.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday morning May 3, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Ridge Road Baptist Church with Bro. Lee Cadenhead officiating.

Interment with will follow in Cooper Cemetery in Brewton.

Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton is directing.

Lloyd Wilbur Barry, Jr.

April 26, 2016

Lloyd Wilbur Barry, Jr. of Pensacola joined his previously passed loved ones on April 19, 2016. He was a devoted husband to Patricia and father to Linda (Stephen), David (Roni) and Steven (Ellen). He will be greatly missed by them, his five grandchildren, Keith (Kasey), Tyler, Erica (David), Trevor and Sloane; two sisters, Helen and Jackie; and brother-in-heart, James.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd; mother, Grace; sister, Frances; daughter, Sharon; and granddaughter, Sheila.

He was born in Brooker, FL on March 29, 1940. Wilbur was raised on a farm with no name, as he always liked to call it. He was an All-State football player for Bradford County High School and graduated in 1958. He was awarded an academic scholarship to the University of Florida and married that same year. Wilbur later earned his B.A. in accounting. During that time, he also served America as a member of the Army National Guard.

He made Pensacola his home in 1978 and soon opened Smokey’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que on Highway 29 where he cultivated a second family. Table D6 at lunchtime will never be the same.

All who knew him knew Wilbur to be an enthusiastic Gators sports fan. He loved classic country music and often traveled to Nashville to support rising musicians in their endeavors. He also donated generously to local causes.

A memorial service was held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North on Highway 29 at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016.

A graveside service will be held near Gainesville, FL on a later date.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

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