Ronald Phillip Roulier

August 12, 2019

Ronald Phillip Roulier, age 84, of Cantonment, FL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2019, surrounded by his family. Ron was born on October 23, 1934, in Salem, MA to the late Bernard and Cecile Jean Roulier. He joined the Navy in 1952, and served during the Korean War. Throughout his life he owned a pool business, several restaurants, worked as a machinist, and finished his work career aboard NAS Pensacola working in Public Works.

Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Connie, and a brother Paul Roulier.

He is survived by his children, Jeanne Marie Cook, Patricia Roulier, Lisa Wiktorek (Brian), Anna Bell, and Philip Bell; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Phillip Roulier, numerous nieces and nephews; and several foster children that he and Connie helped raise.

A memorial service will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. with Brother Nathan Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ray’s Chapel Building Fund, 140 W Bogia Rd. McDavid, FL 32568.

Richard James Barta

August 11, 2019

Richard James Barta, 73, passed away on August 3, 2019. He was born on November 15, 1945, in LaGrange, TX to Gladys and Ladik Barta, both deceased.

He was raised in Houston, TX. He married his loving wife, Brenda, on March 26, 1983. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Barta, and they just celebrated 36 years of marriage this year. He is also survived by his son, Jonathan Barta (wife, Donna) and their children, Jonathan Jr. and Jacob Barta of Cabot, Arkansas. He is also survived by his stepson, Ryan Prasek and his children, Trenton and Tanner Prasek along with his stepdaughter, Nicole Burkhalter (husband, Nick) and their children, Braden and Bree Burkhalter of Pensacola, FL.

He began his long career in the bag business in Houston at Bemis Company. He then went to St. Regis in Houston as a customer service manager and was soon transferred to Pensacola, FL in 1992. From there he transitioned to Smurfit Stone Container then the company name changed to Graphic Packaging where he retired from. He loved golfing, fishing, and working out in his yard. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He always enjoyed attending every function involving his kids and grandkids. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Duane Myers Sunday School Class.

Since there will be no graveside service, the family requests in lieu of flowers to make a donation in his memory to The American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association or any charity of your choosing.

Funeral services were held at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home on Friday, August 9, 2019.

The service was officiated by Reverend Theodore Bowne.

Nanella L. Marsh

August 11, 2019

Nanella L. “Nell” Marsh, 87 of Atmore, AL, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Atmore, AL. She was a homemaker. She was born in Canoe, AL on June 25, 1932, to the late Walter F. and Lila Black Lowrey.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles A. Marsh; brothers, Eugene Lowrey, DeWitt Lowrey, Luther Glen Lowrey.

Survivors include her two sons, Frankie (Tina) Marsh of Oak Grove, FL; Roger Marsh of Atmore, AL; grandchildren, Crystal (Kyle) Bazzelle, Justin (Brooke) Marsh, Morgan (Eric) Roberts; and seven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Kyla, Christian, Parker, Peyton, Ella, and Reid.

Graveside services were held Friday, August 9, 2019, at Canoe Methodist Church Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Tedder officiating.

Active pallbearers were Buddy Lowrey, Gene Lowrey, Cole Lowrey, Kyle Bazzelle, Eric Roberts and Justin Marsh.

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

Dennis Cooper

August 11, 2019

Dennis Cooper, 63, passed away July 30, 2019. He was a native of Cantonment, Florida. An avid hunter and fisherman, Dennis loved to be outdoors. He was a wonderful storyteller and loved a good laugh.

A loving and devoted father, husband, brother, uncle, and friend, Dennis is survived by his wife, Debby; daughters, Emilie and Elizabeth; and a sister, Nancy Ismail.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond and Gary; sisters, Jean and Linda; and his parents, Rudolph and Mabel Cooper.

Funeral services were held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (99 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 502, Milford, CT 06460, or or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida (5200 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32503, or

Gracie Mae Gunn

August 2, 2019

Gracie Mae Gunn went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2019, at the age of 89. She was a lifelong resident of Bratt, FL. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair.

She was a mother of two daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Jackson of Brewton, AL and Sandra (Willie) Hughes of Memphis, TN; and three sons, Michael (Joyce) Gunn of Bratt, FL, Steve (Linda) Gunn of Byrneville, FL, and Wayne (Donna) Gunn of Bratt, FL; one brother, George Williamson of Pace, FL; 12 grandchildren, Jason (Erica) Jackson of Brewton, AL, Randy (Allison) Jackson of Brewton, AL, Rodney (Holly) Jackson of Brewton, AL, Lynn Gunn of Byrneville, FL, Gary Gunn of Byrneville, FL, Shonna (Eric) Gilmore of Bratt, FL, Lynae (Nick) Clarke of Tallahassee, FL, Joy (Ryan) Malone of Atmore, AL, Brian Conway of Flomaton, AL, Tracey (Troy) Strength of Navarre, FL, Haley Gunn of Bratt, FL, Kaitlyn (Austin) Strehl of Bratt, FL; and loved by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Chester Gunn; her parents, ET and Lillie Mae Williamson; three sisters, Mary Denton, Louise Brantley and Ida Bell; and one brother, Pete Williamson.

Special thanks to Century Care, Dr. Smith, and Jay Hospital for taking great care of our mother.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Peebles officiating.

Interment will follow at the Godwin Cemetery in Bratt, FL.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Randy Jackson, Rodney Jackson, Brian Conway, Gary Gunn, Ryan Malone and Nick Clarke.

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

James Otis Blackwell

August 1, 2019

James Otis Blackwell was born August 28, 1942, in McDavid, FL and he passed away July 27, 2019. James graduated from J.M. Tate High School in 1960 and he decided to join the Army. After  basic training, James was sent to Ft. Sam Houston, TX for medic training. While on active duty he worked in military hospitals in the U.S., Korea and Germany. Later, after earning his medic flight wings at Ft. Rucker, AL he was deployed to Vietnam. He served as a combat medic until he was seriously wounded while loading wounded GI’s onto helicopter for evacuation. After a long hospital stay and a brief second tour in Germany, James was medically retired as a Staff Sergeant. James loved everything about the Army and he believed “Once Army, always Army”.

James is preceded in death by his parents, James A. Blackwell and Ella Rhea Foley Blackwell; three brothers, Wyatt Blackwell, Kenneth Blackwell and Michael Blackwell.

He is survived by his brothers, Elton Blackwell, Travis Blackwell and Terry Blackwell (Kathy); sisters, Patricia Scholl and Brenda Hull. James had no children but was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A special thank to Covenant Hospice, especially Lisa and Sunday; you helped him to keep his smile.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Barrancas National Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Farm Hill United Methodist Church.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with the arrangements.

James Edward Mosley

August 1, 2019

James Edward Mosley, 84 of Atmore, AL, passed away at his residence Monday, July 29, 2019. He worked for Container Corporation, owned and operated gas stations, Mosleys Fairview Texaco and was a farmer. He was born in Lottie, AL on December 14, 1935, to the late Thomas Calvin “Arant” and Janie King Mosley. He was a member of the Lottie United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, J.T. Mosley.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Dunn Mosley, son, James Byron (Danielle) Mosley all of Lottie; brother, Billy Ray Mosley of Bay Minette, AL; grandchildren, Jennifer Cian (Cody) Mosley Smith and Jacob (Day) Harrison; two great-grandchildren, Jay Harrison and Coraline Harrison.

Services were held Thursday, August 1, 2019, from Lottie United Methodist Church with Bro. Henry Wilson, Bro. Brent Chancery and Bro. Gerald Coggin officiating.

Interment was in Lottie Methodist Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Randy Weaver, Brandon Kelly, Jamie Ramer, Norman Myer, Matt Burns, and Paul Benton.

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

Dennis Brown

August 1, 2019

Dennis “Butch” Brown, age 68, of Oak Grove, FL, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019.

A native of Paducah, KY, he served in US Army during the Vietnam War. Butch was a retired minister of 46 years and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Brown and Wilmath Barnhill; his loving wife of over 40 years, Martha Gay Brown; and his sister, Carolyn Tilley.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Jeremy (Kelli) Brown and Josh (Jessika) Brown; four grandsons, Logan Brown, Lukas Brown, Lex Brown, and Brett Brown; his sisters and brother, Jeanette Lawrence, Ronnie (Elizabeth) Boswell, and Marilyn “LuLu” Chambers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 1, 2019, at West Union Baptist Church.

Dr. Leo Miller officiated the service.

Burial will be in West Union Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Catherine B. Middleton

August 1, 2019

Catherine B. Middleton, 86 of Atmore, AL, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at her residence. She was a retired seamstress from Vanity Fair Mills. She was born on November 8, 1932, in Monroe County, AL to the late John and Dolly McDonald Ball. She was a member of the Atmore Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda Criswell; grandson, Christopher Middleton; son-in-law, Tom Reynolds; and sister, Ruth Turberville.

Survivors include one son, Jerald Glenn Middleton, Jr. of Atmore, AL; three daughters, Charlotte Reynolds and Debbie (David) Miles all of Pensacola, FL and Donna (Jack) Madison of Birmingham; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Norman Newberry officiating.

Interment was in Bay Minette Cemetery.

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

Roy L. Steadham

August 1, 2019

Mr. Roy L. Steadham, age 72, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home in Century, Florida.

Mr. Steadham was a native of Century, FL, former resident of Ottawa, KS for 22 years and had resided in Century, FL for the past seven years. He was a graduate of Century High School, a veteran of the Vietnam conflict serving with the U.S. Navy and attended the Sardis Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ella Louise Steadham; two sisters, Al Godwin and Arlene Howell and one brother, Eugene Howell.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Steadham of McDavid, FL; one son, James D. (Melanie) Steadham of Atmore, AL; one daughter, Lesley Steadham of Jay, FL; two brothers, Dalton Steadham of McDavid, FL and Nathan Hardy of Atmore, AL; two sisters, Sandra (Mac, Jr.) Morris of McDavid, FL and Mary (Ray) Cranford of Savanna, GA; five grandchildren, Paige Steadham, Savannah Steadham, Reygan Steadham, Cody Kent and Michael Haskew; one great-grandchild, Carson Bell and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 2, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Weekly officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rigby Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. until service time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be James Steadham, Floyd Burkett, Danny Steadham, David Steadham, Jeff Steadham and Jeffery Steadham.

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

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