Paulette Godwin

September 24, 2018

Mrs. Paulette Godwin, age 70, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Pensacola, Florida.

Mrs. Godwin was a native and life long resident of Century, FL. She was retired from the Alabama Department of Correction as the warden secretary with 25 years of service. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Luverne Knowles and two brothers, Billy Knowles and Bobby Knowles.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Wayne Godwin of Century, FL; two sons, Marcus (Allison) Godwin of Century, FL and Brandon Godwin of Century, FL; one daughter, Lisa Godwin (Daniel) Hoomes of Century, FL; two sisters, Ruby Jean (Archie) Phillips of Crossville, TN and Patricia Crews of Brewton, AL; four grandchildren, Shelton Blair of Century, FL, Lucas Blair of Century, FL, Hunter Godwin of Century, FL and Colby Graham of Century, FL and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Pineview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Carrol, Chris Carrol, Hunter Godwin, Billy Ray Watson, Sherman Glover and Eddie Dunsford

Etta Mae Lambeth Brown

September 24, 2018

Etta Mae Lambeth Brown resident of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the age of 83. Etta was born, raised, and worked on a farm in Flomaton, Alabama. She graduated from Flomaton High School. She participated in the Flomaton Band and Flomaton Basketball team.

Etta moved to Mobile, Alabama where she met her husband, James A. Brown, Sr. and raised 5 children while working in the Dry Cleaning business. She later moved to Pensacola, Florida where she retired from Monsanto.

She worked hard all her life and never left a job undone. She loved sports and was on several women’s softball teams. She also coached a girl’s fast pitch softball team to many championships. She loved to cook and everyone loved her food at family gatherings. She loved to can vegetables for her family, make quilts, and watch baseball. And she loved to FISH! Etta enjoyed going to breakfast and lunch at Cracker Barrel with her run around buddy, Otis Coleman. Most of all she loved the Lord and her family! She started her days reading her Bible and ended them watching John Hagee ministries on TV. She was a great prayer warrior for our family and will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Addie Mae Walsh; father, Norville Jack Lambeth; brother, Jack Lambeth; and her two sons, James A. Brown, Jr. and John W. Brown.

Etta is survived by her 3 daughters, Mary E. Jordan, Deborah Sue (Dave) Dixon, and Darletta (Otis) Coleman; 12 grandchildren, Julie A. Adams, Davey Dixon, Shana M. Holmes, Johnathan D. Dixon, Amanda D. Schickel, Dixie King, Tiffany Lewis, Candace L. Rorrer, Alicia Brown, Jared w. Brown, Christine Brown, and Austin Brown; and numerous great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North and at 12:30 p.m. at the Lambeth Church on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Services to begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Andy Boutwell officiating. Burial will follow services in Boutwell Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Hunter Adams, Luke Dixon, Johnathon Dixon, George Adams, John Holmes, and Steve Schickel.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Psalms 116:15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
“God rejoices when a saint goes home.”

Catherine Mae Patrick Cofield

September 23, 2018

Catherine Mae Patrick Cofield, age 85, surrounded by her family passed away peacefully on September 21, 2018. She was born in Magnolia Springs, AL, on February 28, 1933, to Joe Lanzy Mitchell Patrick and Willie Mae Douglas Patrick. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 39 years Charles Harvey Cofield, her stepmother, Lucille Patrick Sanders, her mother and father-in-law, Maggie and Harvey Cofield, her granddaughter, Ashley Cofield, four sisters, Alonia Kimbrel, Rosie Ramer, Jeanette Testone, and Joanne Donahue, and one brother Elbert Ray Hendry.

Mrs. Cofield was a resident of the Beulah community for more than 20 years and an active member of Beulah Free Will Baptist Church. She has been a resident of Century, FL, for the last 40 years and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Century and then Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church until her health failed and she was no longer able to attend. For the last couple of years she has been a resident of Century Care Center.

Survivors include her two daughters, Ann Cofield Brooks of Century, FL, and Cathy Cofield (Jeff) Crawley of Century, FL; two sons, Charles Thomas (Pansy) Cofield of Century, FL, and Gordon Wayne (Desta) Cofield of Pensacola, FL; three sisters, Diane (Dickie) Smith of Pensacola, FL, Margie Weed of Mobile, AL, Marilyn Cox of Pensacola, FL; and two brothers, Joe (Brenda) Patrick Jr. of Mobile, AL, and Alton (Debbie) Patrick of Deridder, LA; seven grandchildren, Lynn (Jackie) Carnley; James (Dafna) Brooks, Andy (Lonna) Miles, Jr., Angie (Allen) Williams, David Brooks, Tiffany (Steve) Morris, Beth Brooks (James) Byrd, and Maggie (Bryan) Waters; 20 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at the McCurdy Cemetery in Century, FL.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at noon at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Carnley, James Brooks, Andy Miles, Brandon Carnley, Jared Carnley and Nathan Carnley.

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

Allen Payne Smith IV

September 21, 2018

Mr. Allen Payne Smith IV age 49 of Jay FL, went to be home with the Lord and loved ones who have gone before him on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Allen was born disabled. He had a smile that would light up the room and a heart of gold. He did not knnow what hate was, just love. I wish we were all like that. He loved his music, especially Bob Segar. Because he loved his old time Rock and Roll. His good friend Lynette Johnson and his parents took him to his favorite places La Hacienda in Milton FL. The commissary at Whiting Field. A man that loved to shop with his mom. Allen had a special place in his heart for Lynette Johnson. We take solace in knowing he is with her now.

A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

Allen is survived by his parents, Allen and

Connie Smith; sisters, Sheila (George) Kowalski and Karen Smith; nephews, Jimmy Kowalski, Tyler Kowalski and Lonnie Hutchinson; nieces Jennifer Beal Alexis Johnson and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers and contributions may be made to Florida Baptist Children’s Home, Pensacola Campus, 1000 Chemstrand Rd. Cantonment, FL 32533

Dorothy Frances Cole “Dot” Hendrix

September 20, 2018

Dorothy Frances Cole “Dot” Hendrix, 88 of Atmore, AL passed away September 16, 2018 in Atmore. She was born on December 30, 1929 to the late Dr. David DuBose and Martha Schulz Cole in Monroe County, AL. She was a longtime member of The First Baptist Church of Atmore, where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Awana. She was a lifelong homemaker whose love for cooking was surpassed only by her love for family.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 69 years, William Herbert “Bill” Hendrix, and two sisters Elisabeth McCaskey, and Ann Byrd.

She is survived by her son Bert (Sandra) Hendrix of Mobile, AL, her daughter Sheri (Jack) Darby of Atmore, AL, and her son Robert (Melanie) Hendrix of Atmore, AL. Grandchildren are Elisabeth (Heath) Ward, Hayley (Zac) Palm, Will Hendrix, Jana Hendrix and Deeya (Silas) Seamans. Great grandchildren are Hendrix Ward, Mary-Grace Ward, Anna Kate Palm, Lee Palm, Darby Locke, and Dillon Seamans.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2:30PM from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with Dr. Larry Patterson and Bert Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Will Hendrix, Heath Ward, Zac Palm, Jack Hendrix, George Watkins, Thomas Guy, Michael Williamson, and Steve Jernigan.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM, from the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

The family requests donations to The Patterson Chapel Renovation Fund at First Baptist Church, The Gideons International, or Pilots for Christ.

Gerald Earl “Jerry” Rich Jr.

September 17, 2018

Gerald Earl “Jerry” Rich Jr., age 67, was born July 24, 1951 in Coral Gables, FL to Gerald Earl Sr. and Olive (Haines) Rich. Jerry graduated from Escambia High School in 1969. Jerry also graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of West Florida and a Masters in Management from Troy University. Jerry spent his life as an educator to many. Jerry was in the naval aviation flight class of 0577, where he was a naval pilot and flight instructor. After retiring from the Navy, Jerry worked as a middle school teacher and dean for Warrington, Ransom, and Ferry Pass Middle Schools. Additionally, Jerry was the night school coordinator for Escambia High School’s adult program for several years. Jerry touched the lives and helped shape the futures of numerous men and women. After retiring from the Escambia County school system, Jerry enjoyed fishing, golfing, spending time with his grandchildren, and working with the men’s ministry at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Pensacola, FL. Jerry is survived by his four children: Kathryn (husband Matt) Boliew and David (wife Bryce); Jerrod and James (wife Lauren)—with their mother, Carla; brother, James “Jimmy” (wife Nancy); sister, Julie (Caldwell); six grandchildren: Zoe, Jocelyn, Trevor, Jaxson, Riley, and Gemma; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Services will be held at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel in Pensacola, FL at 5:00PM on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday.

Edith Yvonne Bonifay Huggins

September 17, 2018

Edith Yvonne Bonifay Huggins was born July 23, 1925 in Pensacola, FL. She flew away home to Heaven on September 13, 2018, into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was the best wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend one could hope for. She was dearly loved by all who knew her. Her love, hospitality, and laugh were contagious, and she was the life of the party. She taught us by example how to live a Godly life, and prayed for everyone in the family and her friends daily.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John F. Huggins; her parents, Clinton and Kathryn Bonifay; her sisters, Anita Creary and Elaine Hudson; her two sons, John D. and Stephen F. Huggins.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Sandra Huggins, Kathryn (Al) Taylor, Elaine (Ken) Mason; her grandchildren, Nancy Peters, Stephen (Kathryn) Huggins, John (Mary) Huggins, Phadrhea (Chuck) Lapierre, Jacob (Chelle) Mason, Adam Mason, Jennifer (C.D.) Corbin, Tara Taylor, Joshua (Sarah) Mason; and many, many great and great-great grandchildren.

We could not have asked for better care for Edith than was given by her daughters Sandra, Kathy, and Elaine, and granddaughter Nancy. Special thanks to Erica,Ginger, and Maria of Regency Hospice, who loved Edith and her family and comforted the sisters in her final days.

A memorial service was held at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home in Cantonment, FL on Monday, September 17, 2018, with Pastor Jeff Howard officiating.

Flowers are welcome as are donations to Regency Hospice and Heritage Baptist Church in Cantonment, FL.

Damon Dwight Bell

September 17, 2018

Damon Dwight Bell, 64 of Atmore, AL, passed away at his residence on Friday, September 14, 2018. He worked at Bay Wood Products as a purchasing agent and also worked in tele-communications for many years. He was born in Atmore, AL, on October 28, 1953, to the late Floyd and Annie Ruth Moye Bell.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Powell Bell of Atmore, AL; three sons, Justin (Paulette) Bell of Pensacola, FL, Kevin (Sheila) Bell of McCullough, AL, Keith (Rebecca) Bell of Robertsdale, AL; one daughter, Amanda (Eric) McBrayer of Birmingham, AL; two brothers, Dempsey Bell and Donald Bell, both of Evergreen, AL; one sister, Arieta Walker of Atmore, AL; and 8 grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dempsey Bell and Bro. Donald Bell officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Justin Bell, Kevin Bell, Keith Bell, and Derek Bell.

Family will receive friends, Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Carolyn Kay Pittman Monaghan

September 14, 2018

Carolyn Kay Pittman Monaghan, 60, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, at her home in Cantonment, Florida with her son, Keith and his fiancé, Jamie by her side.

Kay was born the fourth of six children on April 26, 1958, in Pensacola, Florida to Bruce Pittman and Nayda Faye Poe Pittman.

She is preceded in death by her father.

Kay is survived by her mother, Faye Pittman; son, Keith Landgraff (Jamie); grandson, Drake Landgraff; and numerous extended family members.

Kay’s faith in Christianity guarantees a place for her. She mastered many health challenges throughout her life and wished upon her death to donate her body to science and we respectfully honor that request.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at the home of her son, Keith, 911 Jacks Branch Road, Cantonment, Florida.

In lieu of flowers family request that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House.3

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Donald King

September 14, 2018

Donald “Joey” King, 51, of Clear Springs, AL, passed away on September 11, 2018, after a battle with cancer. He will be dearly missed by so many friends and family members.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betsy Jean Hart; and step father, William “Bill” Hart.

He was survived by his father, Norman (Ruby) King; wife, Patricia King; brother, Glenn (Annette) King; three step children, Joshua (Becky) Allen, Dixie Hadley, and Skye Brown; five grandchildren, Jade and Jordan Allen, LJ “Spud”Hadley, CJ “Hoot” and Lilly Bug Moye; three nieces, Brittany King, Kayla Mott, and Xadie Mott; two nephews, Wesley King and Xander Mott; aunt, Susan Vann; and numerous family members.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Burial will follow in Clear Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to services.

A Celebration of Life will be held after his burial, at his home, located at 28326 County Road 112, Robertsdale AL.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

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