Louise Zlata Hayles

July 22, 2014

Louise Zlata Hayles, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt went home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jul 18, 2014.  She walked the earth in grace and humility, leaving behind a legacy of strength of character and love of Christ.

She was born September 30, 1925, in Omaha, NEm to Mary and Frank Zlata (deceased) where she lived with her brother Robert (Joan) and sister Mary Jane (deceased) until graduating from high school. Upon moving to Mobile, Alabama she worked for the IRS where she met the love of her life, Malcolm Hayles. After a three month courtship they were united in marriage on May 11, 1946. During their 68 year marriage, including six years in Monroeville, AL, before moving to Fort Walton Beach in 1952, their family began to multiply in number and love with the birth of their daughter Joan Smith and son Ricky (Helen) Hayles, grandchildren, Sara (Brian) Calhoun, Ty (Beth) Smith, Eric (Angela) Hayles, great grandchildren, Savanna Calhoun, Micah Calhoun, Maddox Hayles, Kaylynn Hayles and Tyson Smith.

She was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman and graciously assumed the role of household chef, seamstress, hostess of youth functions, supporter of her husband’s ministries, Sunday school teacher, scout leader, grandchildren event planner and exceptional bookkeeper at Kenwood Elementary.

Although she may have appeared delicate and meek, she was the driving family force with an unusual balance of dignity, grace, and strength, an obvious defender of the underdog, the first to respond to those in need with kindness and love, possessing the talent for always complimenting others and taking no credit for herself. Her hand was truly an extension of the love of Christ to all and a tangible way for others to understand the unconditional love the Father has for His children. Of all her roles in life, none describe her better than knowing she was a child of God and her family rests in assurance of her restored health at the feet of her Savior.

Although our hearts will always ache, we have the peace that passes all understanding in knowing that “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint” Psalm 116:15

Please join us in a Celebration of Her Life and Legacy, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Fort Walton Beach, with a visitation at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. service. Following services, burial will be at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach.

Memorials may be made in her name to First United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach, or Highland Baptist Church in Molino.

James Karl Otto, Sr.

July 22, 2014

James Karl Otto, Sr. was born at the old Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola,March 17th, 1932, and Otto wanted everyone to know that life was a heck of a ride.

Mr. Otto studied for the Florida State Boards and received his registered real estate license at the age of 21 years. He worked 10 years for I.J. Johnson Realtor and another 10 years for Walter Dean of Warrington Home Builders. In 1950 he married his friend, lover and soul mate Arlene G. Kressler, they were both just teenagers.

James was raised in Pensacola and moved to the Barrineau Park community where he resided with Arlene until 1991. Together they raised five wonderful children who all attended the little three-room school house in Barrineau Park.

James retired from real estate after a 20 year tenure to accept a deputy sheriff’s commission from William E. Bill Davis of Escambia County and had 12 ½ years vested in the Sheriff’s Department serving at the pleasure of both Sheriff Davis and Sheriff Untreiner. During Deputy Otto’s tenure with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, he served as defensive driving instructor for the National Safety Council, police instructor at then PJC, director of the Junior Deputies League, vice chairman of safety services for first aid and chairman of disaster action teams for the Pensacola Chapter of the American National Red Cross. He was awarded the humanitarian medal and the award of merit by the Red Cross.

James and Arlene moved to the Chumuckla Community in north Santa Rosa County in 2000 to enjoy the quiet life. Deputy Otto was a 20 year law enforcement member of the Florida Sheriff’s Association and National Sheriff’s Association. Otto was certified by the National Rifle Association as range safety officer and firearm instructor and served from 1992 until the time of his death.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter F. Biggs, Rick Rankin, Greg Lewis, Jim Pennington, Johnny T. Redding, Jr., Fred Smith and Roberta Brown.

Active pallbearers will be Ron Sterling, Scott Steadman, Kurtis Smith, Kenny Smith, Kevin Smith, Chad Jones, Luke Overstreet, Jeff Simpson and Clifton Overstreet.

James was preceded in death by his mother, Allie G. Otto and father Fritz Karl Otto, his first born and oldest son, Fritz Karl Otto, II and great grandson, Tyler Wages.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Arlene; his daughters, Georgia (Harvey) Smith and Debra (Bill); sons, James K. (Angela) Otto, Jr. and Erich (Sue) Otto; sister, Anita (Allan) Geiger; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., services at 11 a.m. with burial following in the Historic St. John’s Cemetery with McGuire’s Bagpipe Band Playing at graveside.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 S. Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements.

Donna Lee Zick

July 21, 2014

Donna Lee Zick, 64, of Pensacola, passed away at Joyce Goldenberg Hospice of Pensacola on Saturday, July 12, 2014, after a two year battle with cancer. She was born in New York, NY< on June 23, 1950, to the late Anthony and Blanche Petrovich.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Bill; her daughters, Rachel Fowler (Chuck) and Adrienne Zick (Megan); grandson, Logan Fowler; her brother, Tony Petrovich (Sandy); step-brother, Robert Eppic (Barbara); half-brother, Stephen Petrovich.

She devoted 23 years as a civil service accountant but wanted to finish 25 years which was her goal. Donna was a avid quilter who loved to attend quilt shows and visit quilt shops. No matter where she was she would seek out quilts shops. Donna always had to feel the material no matter where she went. It was as she said, “it’s a quilter’s thing”.

She loved to make quilts up until her mobility prevented her from sewing but she continued to make her hexes! Thank you to the men and women of Joyce Goldenberg Hospice of Pensacola. Without them, Donna’s passing would have been impossible. A special thanks to Susan Phillippi for being there when I needed her friendship, support and love.

A viewing will be held for Donna at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, FL on the 21st of July from 5-8 p.m. Donations may be made in Donna’s name to: Joyce Goldenberg Hospice of Pensacola, 10075 Hillview Road, Pensacola, FL 32514.

Family requests no flowers or plants.

Victor Calvin Agee

July 20, 2014

It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Victor Calvin Agee, 93, of Molino, who passed away on July 19, 2014. He was a devoted husband, beloved dad, a dearly loved grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born to the late Phil and Gertrude Van Winkle Agee of El Dorado, AK. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Janie Webber and Betty Norman; and brother, Philip Edward Agee.

He loved God, his family, and flying. Lacking three months before graduating from Louisiana Tech majoring in mechanical engineering, he was called in for Cadet school where he served his country as a US Navy pilot during WWII and then retired from the FAA. Vic enjoyed boating, golfing and being with his family and friends.

Victor is survived by his wife, Faye of 63 years; daughters, Michelle McKee and Vickie (Matt, Sr.) Bell; grandchildren, Dana McKee (Kayla, Trenton and Hunter Bedell) and Tricia May (Maddie).

A special thank you to the caregivers at Pacifica Senior Living Creekside and Regency Hospice in Pensacola for their loving care and support.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in Cantonment on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, with graveside service to follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Pensacola where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Mable Huie Thames

July 20, 2014

Mable Huie Thames, 80 of McDavid, passed away Friday July 11, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker, born in McDavid on August 12, 1933,  to the late William Homer and Pencie Ola Bass Huie.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Britt Thames, one brother Donald Huie, and a twin Sister, Margie Mavis King.

Survivors are two sons, Randall (Randy) Scott Thames of McDavid and Danny Thames of Biloxi; one daughter, Sandra Thames Schmidt of Mobile; three sisters, Frances Green of Old Town, FL, Lillian Green of Century, and Wylene Miller of Atlanta; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services were Sunday July 20, 2014, from the McDavid United Methodist Church.

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

Richard K. Fox, Sr.

July 17, 2014

A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and son, Richard K. Fox Sr. of Cantonment, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He had a strong will to live and a unwavering faith in God. Mr. Fox was a native of Greenwood, VA and resided in the Pensacola area for the past 15 years. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia, served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of Gonzalez Baptist Church. Mr. Fox worked as a Civil Engineer for over 40 years, some of which he owned his own company, Fox Constructors and Engineers.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Russell R. Fox and Jessie Fox.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years, Edna Fay Fox; son, Richard Fox, Jr. (Kathy); daughter, Sheree Fox Copeland (Scott); granddaughter, Olivia Fox; and grandson, Parker Fox.

Visitation will be at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 1 p.m. until the service begins at 2 p.m.

The family wishes to express their heart felt gratitude to Brother Roy Chewning and the beloved church family at Gonzalez Baptist Church, Dr. Jung Gorton and her staff, and the nursing staff at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Lawrence Douglas Lassiter

July 16, 2014

Lawrence Douglas Lassiter, 70 of Atmore, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Mobile. He was born in Atmore on August 28, 1943, to the late Chester and Lucille Wall Lassiter. He was a farmer, owner and operator of Lassiter Trucking Company and was a retired multi-craft maintenance technician from International Paper Company with 35 years of service. He was a Past Master of the Huxford Lodge #779 and a 32nd Degree Mason and an avid Alabama fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Cubie Dean Cook, Charles Lassiter and Bobby Lassiter.

He is survived by his children, Tim Lassiter of Nokomis, AL; Roxanne (David) Martinie of Uriah, and Rocky (Troy) Smith of Cerola, AL; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a special companion “Reece.”

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willie Oglesby officiating.

Burial will follow in McCullough Cemetery with Masonic Honors.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted but donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy D. Hadley

July 16, 2014

Mrs. Dorothy D. Hadley, 87, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, in Atmore.

Mrs. Hadley was a native of Lottie, Alabama and a resident of Perdido for most of her life. Mrs. Hadley was member of Springs of Life Church and Pleasant Plains Holiness Church. Her father, Wesley Brown; mother, Ethel Brown; husband, Tink Hadley; brother, William “Bill” Brown; and two sisters, Merle Stewart and Nora Ayers precede her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Eula Price of Atmore; two brothers, John D. (Lucy) Brown and Joel (Shelby) Brown all of Perdido; five sisters, Estelle Morris of Denham Springs, LA, Opal Paul of Phoenix City, AL, Shirley Ward of Mobile, Christine Patterson of Bay Minette and Bobbie Bryars of Milton; two grandchildren, Vincent Ramer of Bay Minette and Adam Ramer of Wilmer, AL and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. James Peacock and Sis. Thursa Long officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bryars-McGill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, from 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Kainnan Pintarelli, Roger Hadley, John D. Brown, William Stewart, Thomas Dean and Robert Chancery.

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

Brenda Westmoreland

July 15, 2014

Brenda Westmoreland, age 62 of Jay, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born on March 2, 1952, to Robert and Catheryn Henderson. She was a lifelong resident of Jay. Brenda graduated from Jay High School in 1970 and the University of West Florida in 1974. She was an elementary school teacher and retired from the Santa Rosa School System in 2006. She was a member of Jay First Baptist Church.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Catheryn Henderson; and brother-in-law, Lofton Westmoreland.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dale Westmoreland; daughter, Alison Westmoreland; sister, Pam (Chuck) Bellerose; nieces, Megan Bellerose and Mallory (Jake) Coats; sister-in-law, Dr. Diana Harris and nephew, Harris Westmoreland.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Jay First Baptist Church with Doctor William Rushing and Brother Chip Fox officiating.

Burial will follow at Jay City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Roger Watson, Max Williams, Rod Gracey, Josh Marshall, Harris Westmoreland, and Joseph Bryan.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Thomas Sunnenberg and his staff and Dr. C. David Smith and the entire staff at Jay Medical Center and Twyla Cotton.

Floral or memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Chester Tolbert

July 15, 2014

Mr. Chester Tolbert, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Century.

Mr. Tolbert was a native of Brewton and a resident of Jay for most of his life. His father, Ed Tolbert; mother, Ethel Tolbert; wife, Doris Barlow; three brothers, Franklin Tolbert, John Tolbert and Bill Tolbert; three sisters, Estelle Ates, Gladys Smith and Irene Barlow precede him in death.

Survivors include his son, Chester (Twyla) Tolbert of Chumuckla; daughter, Abbie Tolbert of Paragould, AK; one brother, Robert (Pauline) Tolbert of Jay; and three sisters, Rose Richardson of Flomaton, Sara Weaver of Century and Abbie Smith of Flomaton.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Willie Oglesbee and Rev. Mitch Herring officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cora Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Kimmons, Jesse Strickland, Howard Cooper, Jeff Mercer, Nate Cross and Roger Nowling.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Branson, George Crook, Tommy Macks and David Smith.

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

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