Roy Lee Stoker

March 26, 2015

Roy Lee Stoker, 87 of Poarch, passed away March 24, 2015, at his residence. He was born on January 4, 1928, to the late Joseph and James Willie Stoker in Long Grove, OK. He was a retired chief electrician with the United States Navy and retired electrician from the Army Corps of Engineers.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Gates Stoker; sons, William George Sims and Gary Douglas Stoker.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Murph of Poarch; three grandchildren, Theresa (Chris) Rutherford, Tracy Jackson, and Larry Jackson, all of Poarch; 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, March 27, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Sis. Helen Stewart officiating.

Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ian Smedley, Chris Rutherford, Calvin Kendrick, Dezmond Nguyey, George Rogers and Chris Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Cox, Kaylee Cox, Randy Fretwell and Mikey Griffey.

Family will receive friends, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 2:30 p.m. until service time.

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

Averett Lamar Lett, Sr.

March 26, 2015

Averett Lamar Lett, Sr. was born on February 11, 1969, in Pensacola to Charlie E. and Elmira Phillips Lett. Averett was a 1987 graduate of Washington High School. He proudly served in the US Navy in San Diego, California on the USS Salt Lake City. Averett was employed for nine years with CEREX Advanced Fabrics. At the time of his passing he had been employed with GE Generators of Pensacola since 2008.

Averett was an avid gamer and fan of the Miami Dolphins and FSU. Averett’s intellectual conversations will be truly missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elmira Phillips Lett; and grandmother, Ella Phillips.

Averett is survived by his daughter, Shawniquia Michele Lett; son, Averett Lamar Lett, Jr.; father, Charlie Ernest Lett; sisters, Cherie (Thomas) Thinn of Orlando, Mira Lett Rodriguez of Mableton, GA and Cathy Lett of Smyrna, GA; three nephews; four nieces; three great-nieces and nephews; special friends since childhood “The Avenue Boys”; and a special friend and companion, Wanda Lett.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Pentecostal Temple with Bishop John D. Young officiating.

Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Davis, Marco Evans, Tony Lewis, Everett Parker, Tony Parker, and Joe Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Holland Puckett and Dimitri Tollden.

Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 — Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Chester Travis Carter, Jr.

March 25, 2015

Chester Travis Carter, Jr., of Seminole, AL passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Mr. Carter was born in Georgiana, AL on May 3, 1947 and resided in Flomaton for many years where he was employed with Flomaton Wholesale. He also had used car lots in Flomaton and Georgiana. Chester moved to Seminole in 1985 where he became a wholesale car dealer until retirement in 2007 due to health issues.

Preceding Mr. Carter in death are his parents, Chester T. Carter, Sr. and Ethel B. Morton, step father, Jesse Morton; daughter, Amanda Lee “Sissie” Carter, and sister, Jean Bell.

Survivors include his wonderful wife of 40 years whom he loved and depended on, Mary L Cooley Carter; son, Chester “Travis” Carter III and his son, Brandon Travis Carter; daughters, Angela Gresham (Tony) and Kim Forbus; brother, Paul Carter (Linda); sisters, Bettie Grissett (Andy), Callie Parker (Paul) and Wanda Morton (Randall Chandler); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, 2015, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

The family wishes to express their heart felt “Thank You’ to the nurses and staff of Second Floor West and ICU Unit of Gulf Breeze Hospital for the love, concern, care and prayers given to Chester Carter and his family during the four weeks he was there. The family also wishes to give a special “Thank You” to the nurses and staff of the Covenant Hospice Palliative Care Center on the third floor of West Florida Hospital for all their love, care and concern to Chester Carter and all his family and friends.

Ellis Edward Leggett

March 25, 2015

Mr. Ellis Edward Leggett, 87, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015, in Flomaton.

Mr. Leggett was a native of Miami, FL, former resident of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a resident of Flomaton, for the past 25 years.

His wife, Helen Leggett; daughter, JoEllyn Lambeth and granddaughter, Jayne Lowery precede Mr. Leggett in death.

Survivors include his brother, Harold Leggett; two grandchildren, Janalee Donaldson and Judd Lambert; four great-grandchildren, Alexandra Bondurant, Summer Bondurant, Josh Lowery and Hayden Lowery; and nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

James Edward Felton

March 25, 2015

Mr. James Edward Felton, 70, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Flomaton.

Mr. Felton was a native of Pensacola, former resident of Seattle, Washington and a resident of Flomaton for the past six months.

Survivors include his daughter, Jamie Miller Felton of Seattle, WA; and four sisters, Barbara Morris of Flomaton, Teresa Cannon of Kent, Washington, Margie Wark of Olympia, WA and Betsy Felton of Seattle, WA.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 27, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Father Gordon Milstead officiating.

Burial will follow at the Flomaton Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, March 27, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

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

Ronald C. Williams

March 25, 2015

Ronald C. Williams was born on March 27, 1945, and went to his heavenly home March 23, 2015.

Ronnie, or RW, as known by all his friends was well known in the automotive industry. He was so loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ronnie loved to fish, hunt and be with his friends and family.

Ronnie is predeceased by his parents, James A. and Stella Williams; brothers, James (Jewel) and Gene Williams; sister, Kathryn Booker; father-in-law, James Plair; and sister-in-law, Delores Coleman.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years, Linda “Lyn” Williams; sons, Jeff (Amanda), Tony and Walker; daughter, Kim Fitzgerald; sisters, Elsie Wolters and Ernestine Wiggins; brother, Ernie L. Magaha; mother-in-law, Lois Plair; brother-in-law, Buddy Plair; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Alyse, Mason, Jason, Taylor, Morgan and A.J.; extended family, James Earl (Naomi), Johnny (Mollie), Bobby, Michael (Shirley), John and Granny Guy; and several nieces, nephews and many that called him Uncle Ronnie.

Many thanks to the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice for all the help and kindness during this time, especially Brenda, Vicki, Christine, and Evelyn. A very special thanks to Deborah and Steve Anderson for all their love and support.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015, with James Earl Guy, officiating.

Burial will follow in Spruell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Cantonment Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be Tommy English, Bill Gulsby, Wayne Burkett, Johnny Guy, Bobby Guy, and Michael Guy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Dubose, Wayne Blackmon, Doug Patterson, Johnny Edwards, Wayne Hadley, Duke McGowan, Mickey Mixon, Mike James, and Garner Nichols.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Robert “Bob” Louis Swain, Jr.

March 25, 2015

Robert “Bob” Louis Swain, Jr., 74, of Cantonment, died Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Bob was born in Portsmouth, VA and moved to Pensacola 45 years ago. He loved all sports, especially baseball. Bob coached and helped coach Little League Baseball for several years.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Louis Swain, Sr. and Catherine Louise O’Shaughnessy Swain.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline; son, Christopher Swain of Cantonment; three daughters, Melissa Swain Jacobs of Pensacola, Linda (Charlie) Martz of Corunna, Indiana and Christine Lott of Foley, Alabama; Gregory Jacobs, who we consider a son; one sister, Sandra Swain Dresch of Ft. Myers, Florida; nine grandchildren, Rachel, Nicklaus, Tyler and Marrah Martz of Corunna, Indiana and Christian, Braedan and Noah Jacobs of Pensacola, Kaylee Swain of Pensacola, and Ava Berroa of Pace; four great-grandchildren, Myles and Margo Martz and Grant and Gabriella Schemerhorne of Indiana. He was a loving husband and a super grandfather.

Visitation will take place Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Father Casstley officiating.

Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Charles T. Harris

March 25, 2015

Charles T. Harris, 71 of Cantonment, went to be with our Heavenly Father, March 21, 2015, unexpectedly. He was born August 3, 1943, in Pensacola. He resided in Molino until he joined the US Air Force in 1962. Charles met and married the love of his life, Ann in Shreveport, LA. Charles served most of his Air Force Career at Barksdale Air Force Base, Guam and Iceland. After his military service Charles and his family relocated to Pensacola where he managed the family business, CHM Cooling and Heating. He retired from public works, Saufley Field as a heating and air-conditioning mechanic in 2001. Charles was a simple man and very hard worker. He had a big heart who loved all of his family and his many friends. He adored his dog, Sammy. He will be sorely missed and loved by all who were blessed to know him.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, William T. Harris; mother, Lennie Byrd Harris; sisters, Fay Drummond, Vicky Martin; and brother, Larry Harris.

He is survived by his by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Harris; daughters, Cindy (Maj. Peter) Faeth, Penny (Dennis) DeVries; grandchildren, Amanda and Bo Hobbs, Addisyn DeVries, Shelby Gonzalez, Parker and Tessa Faeth; sisters, Pat Caum, Carol Maddox (John), Sue Chatterton (Richard), and Sandra Midlam.

Pallbearers are Jason and Steven Martin, Triston Midlam, Marshall Caum, Jeff Martinez and Pete Faeth.

Honorary pallbearers are Richard Caum, Rick Harris, Frank Lucius, Brian Ard, Jimmy Cotton, Scott Gilbert, and Vance Silvers.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Father George Thekku officiating.

Interment will follow at the Aldersgate Methodist Church in Molino.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Margaret “Mutt” Simmons

March 25, 2015

Margaret “Mutt” Simmons, 90 of Pensacola, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was a faithful member of Olive Baptist Church for over 65 years. She was a lifelong homemaker who loved to garden and play cards with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Linzy Simmons; sister, Josephine “Priss” Hendrix; and brothers, C.W. “Buddy” and J. D. Enterkin.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Betty (Bo) Thompson and Nancy (Larry) Kellum; and grandchildren, Andrew (Dawn) Kellum and Timothy (Nikki) Kellum.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Passmore and Rev. Steele, officiating.

Burial will follow in Ray’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, the family request the memorial contributions be made to Olive Baptist Church building fund.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Allene Vaughn Bryan

March 22, 2015

Margaret Allene Vaughn Bryan of Walnut Hill, age 87, went peacefully to be with her God and Savior, comforted by family in her home, on Friday, March 20th, 2015.  She was born on February 3, 1928, in McCullough, AL, where she lived for four years before moving to Walnut Hill where she resided for the remainder of her life.  She raised her family and eventually retired from the Escambia County School District after having served in food service for 33.5 years.

She was one of the two remaining original members of Walnut Hill Baptist Church where she served faithfully and shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone she met.  Additionally, she sang in the choir for over 73 years, enjoyed Sunday School and special gatherings with her church family such as Homecoming, and sought ways to help the church grow and prosper for the Lord.  She spent many joyful years playing guitar and singing alto with her band, the Discipleaires, cooking her famous Chocolate Pies, and telling everyone she met about those she loved.  Spending time with family and fellowshipping with many friends made her life happy and complete.

She is preceded in death by her parents William Michael and Dorcas Allene Vaughn and her loving husband and best friend, Eugene (Gene) Bryan.

She is survived by her sister Pauline Stuart of Bay Minette; brother-in-law Charles Bryan, and sister-in-law Louise of Pensacola; sister-in-law Virginia Bryan-Sims and brother-in-law Therrell of TheodoreL; and sister-in-law Lorraine Huff of Pittsburgh, PA; her three children and their spouses: William E. and Sharon Bryan of Macon, GA; Dianne and Wesley Foster of Ft. Myers, FL; and Terri and Don Jernigan of Pensacola; and her six grandchildren and their spouses: Kellie and Verne Ferguson of Alpharetta, GA; Kim Bryan Spears-Reich and Andy Reich of Stuart, FL; Jonathan and Christi Bryan of Daphne; Brian Foster of Tuscaloosa, AL; Ashley and Hamid Yazarlou of Long Beach, CA; and SSG Landon Jernigan of Ft. Carson, CO.  Additionally, she is survived by her nine great-grandchildren: Brooke, Maggie, and Davis Ferguson, Emily and Elizabeth Spears, Fisher and Finley Bryan, and Caylin and Camryn Yazarlou.

Family will receive friends on Monday, March 23rd at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore from 6-8 p.m.  Her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 2 p.m. at Walnut Hill Baptist Church and will be officiated Pastor Ted Bridges. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery immediately following the service.

Active Pallbearers will be Brian Foster, Jonathan Bryan, Verne Ferguson, Feulner Stuart, Derrick Stuart and Gary Bryan.

Honorary pallbearers will be SSG Landon Jernigan (active duty), Hamid Yazarlou, Billy Ward, Leroy Wiggins, Gary Purvis, Don Strickland, Lindy Phillips, James Grant, Carl Deckerd, Edward Godwin, Brett Ward, Bo Bartley, Kenneth Bryan, Clayton Scott and Kent Sherrill.

Memorial gifts may be made in honor of Margaret Allene Vaughn Bryan to the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

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