Diane “Grammie” Wilson

September 16, 2014

Diane “Grammie” Wilson of Cantonment, age 74, went home to her Lord and Savior on September 15, 2014.

She is survived by her cherished children, Jeff (Enid) Murphy, Cindy Stokes, Jennifer (David) Middleton, Melissa (Michael) Johnson, Cary Wilson, and Lisa Ford; her eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Cecil and her sister, Joan.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 18, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Faith Chapel North.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2385 Hwy 297A, in Cantonment.

Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff at Specialty Center of Pensacola for their dedication and service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Faith Chapel Funeral Home.

Gladys Chavers House

September 16, 2014

Gladys Chavers House, 82, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014. She was born in Escambia County, AL and grew up near Huxford, with brothers, Earl and Benson and sister, Juanita. On September 30, 1950, she married Gordon L. House of Uriah, AL and they spent 57 years together until his passing in 2007. They were married in Pascagoula, MS and moved to Pensacola, FL where she became a homemaker and mother.

They lived for 40 years in a home they built on Stumpfield Road. She and Dad were active members in the Christian and Missionary Alliance church, Burgess Road Baptist Church and Smyrna Baptist Church in Pensacola. When Dad retired, they built another home in Molino and moved their membership to Highland Baptist Church. She was the mother of two children, Tony and Connie; two grandchildren, Jesse House and Lauren (Kyle) House Davidson; and one great-granddaughter, Hayleigh Davidson.

Mother was a Christian woman that loved God and enjoyed singing. Mom loved being among family and friends, always dressing nicely and keeping everything clean was important to her.
A respected and loved lady among friends, family and community here on earth, she is now rejoicing in Heaven with Dad, Sherry, sister, brothers, parents, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Brian Calhoun officiating.

Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Uriah.

Family will receive friends Thursday, September 18, 2014, one hour prior to services.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Bernice Bell Stringer

September 16, 2014

Bernice Bell Stringer was born December 28, 1931, in Deer Range, Alabama. She finished her journey Monday, September 15, 2014.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luke Stringer; and daughters, Janice Stringer and Diane Stringer.

Mrs. Stringer is survived by her children, Earl (Denise) Stringer, Jimmy Stringer, Joyce (Clyde) Hughes, Johnny (Kathy) Stringer; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

She was an elderly care giver for 20 years. Her faith in God made her the dear lady she was.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Bobby Porter officiating.

Burial to follow in Eastern Gate Cemetery.

Mary Harrison

September 16, 2014

Mrs. Mary Harrison went home to be with her savior on September 15, 2014. She was born to Horace and Julia (Cotton) Smith on November 12, 1926, and was 87 years young.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry (Buddy) Harrison and her mother and father and many brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one son, Larry (Brenda) Harrison; one daughter, Linda (Roger) Williams; one sister, Brady (Chuck, deceased) Ebersole; four grandchildren, Becky (Ronnie) Moore, Eugene (Natalie) Harrison, Wayne (Cindy) Harrison, and Melissa (Patrick) Fagnan; ten great-grandchildren, Billy Dykes, Brian Dykes, Felicia Jernigan, Justin Harrison, Brenan Dykes, Kayla Harrison, Brittany Ates, Tiffany Ates, Jamie Harrison, and Whitley Harrison; six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She retired from Monsanto after 26 years as a draw twist operator. She was a founding member of True Worship Assembly of God and a former member of Jay First Assembly of God Church where she participated in the choir for many years. She loved her church family and loved going to church for worship, singing, and fellowship. She loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor, often bringing a joke to share with her fellow church members. She loved to work in her flower garden, even into her eighties. She loved, fed, scolded, and prayed for each of her family, all with a genuine heart of love.

Pallbearers will be her two grandsons, Eugene and Wayne Harrison, and her four great-grandsons, Billy Dykes, Brian Dykes, Justin Harrison, and Brenan Dykes.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014, with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at Jay Funeral Home with Reverend Adam Peterson officiating.

Burial will follow at Jay City Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Century Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Tammy Teresa Turk McCann

September 15, 2014

Mrs. Tammy Teresa Turk McCann, 50, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014, in Birmingham.

Mrs. McCann was a native of Flomaton and a resident of Bratt for the past 30 years. She was a school bus driver for the Escambia County (FL) School District for the past 15 years; she was a Sunday school and youth leader at church. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Her father, Clint Turk and grandson, Logan Hawthorne precede her in death.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Turk of Pollard, AL; Husband, Robert McCann of Bratt; four daughters, Jennifer (Tony) Zisa of Bratt, Kimberly (Chance) Hawthorne of Flomaton, Leslie (Clifton Furney) McCann of Canoe, AL, and Megan (Adden Swenson) McCann of Pensacola; two sisters, Debra (Tony) Simmons of Panama City and Chasity (Mike) Pettis of Brewton; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home in Atmore with Rev. Kevin Stott officiating.

Burial will follow at the Flomaton Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, September 15, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chance Hawthorne, Tony Zisa, Clifton Furney, Adden Swenson, Keith McCann and Skylar Macks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Hanks and Nathan Simmons.

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

Betty Sue Raughton

September 14, 2014

Betty Sue Raughton, age 60 of Jay, left on wings of angels September 13, 2014. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church. She taught Sunday school there as well as many of churches she attended. She enjoyed flower gardening and will be missed by her family and friends who she loved deeply.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Raughton of 43 years and mother-in-law, Mattie Presley, both of Jay; brother and sister-in-law, John and Ellen Raughton of Orange, TX; sister, Polly and husband, Mike Knight of Andalusia; and sister, Vivian Dyess of Dade City, FL; special nephew and niece, William and Margie Wells of Perdido; numerous other nieces and nephews.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Alion and Lummie Williamson; sisters, Katie Lou Raffeo and Mattie Smith; and brothers, Ranger Williamson and A.G. Williamson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Concord Primitive Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Stewart and Fredrick Barrow officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jim Ray Colley, Tommy Castleberry, James Kirkland, Charlie White, Wes Mathews and Dennis Watson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Smith, George Hall, Dr. Bascom Raney, Clarence Smith and James Diamond.

A special thanks to Jay Hospital and Baptist Hospital four west, nurses and staff at Covenant Hospice and Summer Smith, from the Raughton family.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Wright “J.W.” Dewberry

September 14, 2014

John Wright “J.W.” Dewberry, 87 of Cantonment,passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014. John was born in Repton, AL on July 30, 1927.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Myrtle Dewberry; parents, Byron and Ruthie Dewberry; one brother-in-law, Clyde Givens; and one brother, James Dewberry..

He is survived by one son, Edwin (Ann) Joyner; one loving and caring sister, Annie Givens; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a faithful member of Farm Hill United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers were Alton Givens, Keith Givens, Johnnie Givens, Ronnie Givens, Ken Joyner, and Gregg Raughton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Stuart Worth and Rev. John Kuritz officiating.

Burial was in Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Faith Chapel Funeral Homes, the staff and friends at Farm Hill United Methodist Church, the staff at Homestead Village, and the staff and nurses at Covenant Hospice for their prayers and support.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Margaret Wingard Banks

September 11, 2014

Margaret Wingard Banks, 91 of Atmore, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in Pensacola. She was owner and operator of Wingard’s Jewelry. She was born in Milligan, FL on April 13, 1923, to the late Allen and Alice Mason Garrett. She was a member of the Presley Street Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Graham Wingard and George Banks; daughter, Linda Siders; son, “Al” Wingard; and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, John Larry (Cindy) Wingard of Alabaster, AL; 11grandchildren, Tracy Donegan, Morgan Thomas, Colton Wingard, Auston Wingard, Cody Siders, Chase Siders, Christopher Siders, Casey Siders, John David Wingard, Cody Allen Wingard, and Michelle Wingard; and 13 great-granchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Grindle officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends, Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

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

Laura R. Moore

September 10, 2014

Laura R. Moore, 85 of Atmore, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014, in Foley. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills as a supervisor. She was born in Atmore on June 7, 1929, to the late W.D. and Annie Lou Sims Ross. She was a member of the Judson Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Moore, Sr.; and sister, Janice Johnson.

Survivors include one son, Johnny (Pat) Moore, Jr. of Cantonment; one daughter, Susan (Joe) Terry of Atmore; four grandchildren, Chris Terry, Ross Terry, Stacey Neshem, and Tracy Moore; six great-grandchildren, Aaron Neshem, Christian Neshem, Grace Terry, Elizabeth Terry, John Terry and J.W. Terry.

Services will be held Friday, September 12, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Henry Wilson and Bro. Brett Chancery officiating.

Interment will follow in Judson Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jeff Ross, Fred Moore, Fred Peavy, Charles Peavy, Keith Hayles and Ted Malone.

Family will receive friends Friday, September 12, 2014, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 1:30 p.m. until service time.

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

Nicole Rolin Teague

September 10, 2014

Nicole Rolin Teague, age 36, a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Matthew Teague; daughters, Molly and Evangeline Teague, all of Fairhope; father, Raymond Rolin of Atmore; mother, Mary Smith of Pensacola; sisters, Megan Gordon and Hillary Rolin, both of Bay Minette.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fairhope. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow in Colony Cemetery.

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