Julia Ernestine Miniard

September 26, 2016

Julia Ernestine Miniard, 93, of Spanish Fort, AL, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016, in Daphne, AL. She was born on May 6, 1923, in Red Level, AL to the late Julian C. and Nancy Viola Nall Ingram. She was co-owner of Southland Broadcasting, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Atmore. She lived in Atmore for many years until February 2008 when she moved to Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, AL.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tom Miniard; two brothers, Vernon C. Ingram and Lomax Ingram.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Thomas (Myra) Miniard of Daphne, AL and Donald Phillip (Martha) Miniard of Clearwater, FL; one brother, James (Wilma) Ingram of Red Level, AL; one sister, Eleanor Pitts of Red Level, AL; five grandchildren, Brandi, Sherri, Robert, Sarah and Michael; two great-grandchildren, Raygan and Leigh Anne; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Debora Bishop officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to “More Than Bricks” at First United Methodist Church.

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

Evelyn Parker Sellers

September 26, 2016

Evelyn Parker Sellers, 92 of Atmore, AL, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016, in Atmore. She was employed at The Greater Fair. She was born on March 4, 1924, in Pike County, AL, to the late Jessie and Rosa Bell Mobley Maughon. She was a longtime member of Brooks Memorial Church.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Roy H. Parker and Author M. Sellers, Jr.; son, Billy Roy Parker; brothers, Robert Maughon, Jessie S. Maughon, Jr. and Malcolm Maughon; sisters, Elna Hagewood and Grace McCoy.

Survivors include three sons, Mickey (Sue) Parker, Mark Parker, and Mike Parker all of Atmore; grandchildren, Amanda Brown, Julie Luker, Katie Linam, Jesie Parker, Jake Parker,  Quinten Parker, Connie Alexander, Tony Wheeler and Pete Wheeler; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, September 26, 2016, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Grindle and Bro. Robert Heard officiating.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be men of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.

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

Leo Harris

September 26, 2016

Mr. Leo Harris, 80, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in Atmore, Alabama.

Mr. Harris was a native of Little River, AL and a resident of Atmore, AL for most of his life. Mr. Harris drove for Scott Paper Co, Kimberly Clark, Alabama Tank and Swift Supply. He is of the Church of God faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Verna Mae Harrison Harris; daughter, Janice Marie Harris; brothers, Willie and Johnny Harris; three sisters, Cleo Harris, Bertha Adams and Jannie Toler; and parents, John and Eliza Harris.

He is survived by a son, Jerry (Diane) Harris of Stockton, AL; two daughters, Tammy Harris of Molino, FL and Judy Harris of Atmore; two sisters, Ida Hall of Atmore and Lillian “Bounce” Weekley of Perdido, AL; four grandchildren, Krystal Brakeman of Decatur, AL, Heather Moize of Cantonment, FL, Daniel Pierce of Molino, FL and Tyler Harris of Jay, FL; and one great-grandchild, Scarlet Moize.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. David Harrison officiating.

Burial will follow at the Serenity Garden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Harris, Daniel Harris, Ronnie Hall, Freddie Weekley, Daniel Pierce and Bobby Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Purefoy, Mike Howle and Lenson Bethea.

Special thanks to Regina, Connie, Kriss and Judy with Covenant Hospice.

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

Hank Nellums

September 26, 2016

Hank Nellums, 59, from Pensacola, FL, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Hank was born in Pensacola on July 28, 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his children, Michelle Rath (Greg), Kristen, and Matthew (Kelsey); his grandson, Andrew Nellums; his parents, Richard and Mary Gainey and Dutch and JoAnne Nellums; his sisters, Ellen (Eddie) Soyka, Natalie (Jeff) Bolton, and Julie (Todd) Lipham.

Hank attended Pace High School and was part of the first graduating class in 1975. He then attended Auburn University.

Hank enjoyed coaching baseball and basketball and spending time with his grandson.

A private graveside service will be held at Roberts Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with arrangements.

Edward Earl Owens

September 26, 2016

Earl left us on Friday, September 16, 2016, to join his deceased and beloved wife, Jeanette of 63 years. Earl Owens was president and owner of Carroll Construction Co. He was a plumber by trade and member of Local 366, Plumbers and Pipefitters, Army veteran, Mason and 32nd Degree millwright. H was also a board member and originator in developing the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club.

Earl is survived by his daughter, Kay Fish (Bob); son, David Owens (Angie); six grandchildren, Sherry Rendell, Tim Rendell, Kevin Rendell, Daryl Owens, Jay Owens and Travis Owens; five great-grandchildren, Erica, Fisher, Macey Rendell, Abi Gail Robertson and Brook Owens.

In lieu of flowers, Daddy’s love for animals, his wish was to have contributions be made to Escambia County Animal Shelter.

Graveside services were held at Bayview Memorial Park Cemetery on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Robert Lee Brasch, Sr.

September 26, 2016

Robert Lee “Bob” Brasch, Sr., 78, a long-time resident of Pensacola, passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2016. He was born the youngest of three children to Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Ida Brasch on January 15, 1938, in Watertown, Wisconsin.

He graduated from Spencerian College in June of 1961 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. He was a member of Phi Theta Pi Alpha Kappa Fraternity.

In Oct 24, 1961, Bob married the love of his life, Patricia “Pat”; it was love at first sight. The following year, they started their amusement business, Triple R. Amusement, playing fairs, festivals, and celebrations from Florida to Wisconsin. In 1974, they expanded their business along the Gulf Coast with Emerald Coast Amusements, playing St. Anne’s Roundup, Elberta Sausage Festival, Atmore May Fest, and Pensacola Seafood Festival. He semi-retired in 2009. He never met a stranger and he always left them smiling.

He is preceded in death by parents, Ida and Charles Brasch; brother, Charles D. Brasch; and nephew, Kent Brasch.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Pat; sons, Robert L. Brasch, Jr. and Randy C. (Lisa) Brasch, Sr.; five grandchildren, Randy C. (Brooke) Brasch Jr., Regan Brasch, Rachael (Bradley) Smith, Robert A. (Rebecca) Brasch, and Jessica (Larry Smith) Brasch. He was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Jennie Liebhart; nephews, Jimmy and Billy Liebhart, Lee Brasch; and other family and friends of Watertown, WI; and Stormy, his faithful furry friend.

On October 1, 2016, a memorial service will be held at Trahan Family Funeral Home. Family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. until the service begins at 3 p.m. Pastor Matthew Dollhausen will be officiating and Vickie Dollhausen will be the soloist.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Hadji Shrine Transportation Fund, 800 West 9 Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32534. (850) 476-9384.

Trahan Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Martha Shiver Walker

September 21, 2016

Mrs. Martha Shiver Walker, 68, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Atmore, Alabama.

Mrs. Walker was a native and resident of Atmore. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrtle Shiver.

She is survived by her husband, David Walker of Atmore; two sons, Brian (Mary Dodd) Walker of Atlanta, GA and Jonathan (Lowery) Walker of Auburn, AL; one daughter, Laura (Josh) Mixon of Spanish Fort, AL; one brother, Jeff (Laura) Shiver of West Lafayette, IN and five granddaughters, Madelyn Mixon, Martha Grace Mixon, Millison Mixon, Mary Morgan Walker and Martha Rudd Walker.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Atmore with Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

William G. Hill

September 21, 2016

Mr. William G. Hill, 76, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, in Flomaton, Alabama.

Mr. Hill was a native of Sylvester, GA and has resided in Flomaton for the past 30 years. Mr. Hill was retired from the Alabama State Correction System, was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Unity Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy Hill; parents, Emmett and Quida Hill; and brother, James Jimmy Hill.

He is survived by his two sons, Donald Hill of Fort White, FL and Brian Hill of Brunson, FL; five daughters, Linda Douglas of Fort White, FL, Debra Hill of Brunson, FL, Tonya Black of Walnut Hill, FL, Tasha Hill of Flomaton and Sonya Hill of Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Al Bethea officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Walston, Brandon Sutton, Chad Cook, Derrek Price, Cody Pridgen and Caleb Sutton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dakota Sutton and Brayden Sutton.

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

James “Pete” Tipton

September 19, 2016

James “Pete” Tipton went home to be with the Lord on September 18, 2016. He was an active member of Cottage Hill UMC.

He is preceded in death by James W. Tipton Sr., father; Marjorie Tipton, mother; and Doug Tipton, brother.

He is survived by his wife Teresa; children, James (Saunya) Tipton, Emilee (Nick) Newton, and Sarah (John) Hassebrock; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

There will be a service on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Highland Baptist Church, Molino with a visitation from 5-7 p.m. Service begins at 7 p.m. Trahan Family Funeral Home of Pensacola is in charge of arrangements.

Katie Rae Reynolds

September 16, 2016

Katie Rae Reynolds, 93, a resident of Greenville, AL, died at Crowne Health & Rehab on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Reynolds; infant daughter, Nelda Kate Reynolds and sister, Avonelle Reynolds.

She is survived by her son, Patrick Reynolds (Willene) of Greenville, AL; daughter, Kathy D. Starr (Jack) of Caledonia, MS; grandchildren, William Reynolds (Jane) of Walnut Hill, FL, and Christy Shivers of Smyrna, TN; great-grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Scott, Matthew Jaden Shivers both of Smyrna, TN, Bethany Cheyenne Reynolds of Pensacola, FL, and Sara Delaney Reynolds of Walnut Hill, FL; great-great-grandson, Caden Alexander Maheu of Smyrna, TN; brothers, Terry K. Phelps of Madison, AL, and Jeff Phelps (Barbara) of Honoraville, AL, and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

The funeral service will be Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home in Greenville, AL, with Reverend Jerry Hogwood and Reverend Bruce Coker officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing Burial will follow at Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

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