Helen Stacey Houck Courtney

February 9, 2020

Helen Stacey Houck Courtney, 86 of Atmore, AL, passed away February 8, 2020, in Atmore. She was born on February 16, 1933, in Canoe, AL, to the late J.D. Curtis and Nettie Louise Smith Stacey. She worked most of her life as a certified nursing assistant. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lewis Houck, siblings Curtis Stacey, Eloise Ellis, Maedell Bartley.

She is survived by her son Larry (Betty) Houck and daughter Martha Floyd both of Atmore, AL; four brothers Elvin (Carolyn) Stacey of Pensacola, FL, Ronald (Lola) Stacey of North Carolina, John Stacey of Houston, TX, and Doyle (Bonnie) Stacey of Houston, TX; two sisters Vivian Faye Havers of Houston, TX, And Linda (Millard) Peacock of GA; grandchildren LaDonna (Mike) Dervin, Bridgette Houck and Craig (Katie) Kast and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Bratt-Godwin Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Atmore Nursing Home and Comfort Care Hospice for the special care that was given to their mother.

John Dawson Hendricks

February 9, 2020

John Dawson Hendricks, 84, of Jay, Florida, went to his heavenly home on February 5, 2020.

John D was a lifelong resident of Jay. He was a graduate of Jay High School, Class of 1954. After high school, he went to work for Chemstrand and Solutia during his 34 year tenure at Monsanto. When he wasn’t at Fort Morgan fishing, you could find him atop his John Deere tractor, or wielding a weed eater at Mount Carmel Methodist Church where he was a lifelong member and Trustee for many years.

John D is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Mamie Hendricks; his former wife, Martha Hawsey Hendricks; a daughter, Ramona Hendricks Rhode; a daughter-in-law, Nell Hendricks; and his sisters, Mabel Campbell, Mildred Golden and Lula Belle Hendricks.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Susan Hendricks; a daughter, Melinda Madison (Paul); a son, Howard Hendricks; and step-daughter; Kristen Sorrells (Phillipp); grandsons, Eric Rhode, Stephen Rhode, Will Madison, Tristen Sorrells, and Tylen Sorrells; granddaughters, Mariah Rollins (Scott) and Brooklyn Sorrells; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Flora Cole, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, and Annie Lord (James) of Chumuckla; and three brothers, James (Mary Frances), Barnett (Mary Evelyn), Donald (Rachael) and Billy (Opal), all of Jay.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow services in the church cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home of Milton directing.

Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Active Pallbearers: Eric Rhode, Stephen Rhode, Scott Rollin, Tristen Sorrells, Tylen Sorrells, and Ivan Hendricks.

Honorary Pallbearers: Charlie and Elsie Kimbrell, Bill Patrick, Tony Payne, Dot Davis, and his Sunday School class members.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Debbie Godwin, Terry Shaner, Staff members at Terrace at Ivey Acres, Dr. David Smith and Jay Hospital Staff, Cassandra Staffer with Covenant Hospice, and many family and friends for their love and support.

Morris B. Stone

February 9, 2020

Morris B. Stone, age 49, died peacefully and entered God’s Kingdom called Heaven on Feb 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Morris was born on June 4, 1970 in Pensacola, FL to Marcus Stone and the late Gloria Stone.

Morris was a graduate of Tate High School and worked in management at Walmart until he medically retired in 2010. He loved the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Dallas Cowboys, fishing, bowling and a big dip of Copenhagen.

Morris is preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Stone; and his brother, Kenneth Morgan Stone.

He is survived by his father, Marcus Gene Stone; brothers, Mark (Wendy) Stone and Roy (Joan) Stone; sister, Susie (Dave) Hill; and also a big family that loved him dearly.

Morris passion for life started early for him when his preliminary checkup to start kindergarten revealed that he had a blood disease called leukemia. The fight was on and as he had done his whole life he fought bravely and courageously and after being in and out of remission for several years he was approved for a “experimental procedure” at the time called a bone marrow transplant. We moved our family 3,000 miles away from home to Seattle, Washington and with the odds stacked against him, Morris won his battle with leukemia and in a rare occasion with this deadly disease was diagnosed as cured. Unfortunately, out of the 12 beautiful children there at the same time battling this horrible disease, Morris was the only one to survive. Morris went on with life! Bound by the side-effects of years of chemo he persevered and touched many lives.

He played sports at the Cantonment ballpark, where many lifetime memories and friends were made. Morris went Tate High School where he never let his health become a obstacle in his joy of life and he shared that joy with many, many friends that he loved and who also loved him dearly. In high school Morris took up bowling and became an avid and very good bowler. He enjoyed competing in youth and adult leagues at Deluna lanes. He loved those weekend family bowling nights and especially the nights he got to school his big brothers and Yes, it was often!

Morris also invested in the lives of many young men through coaching football at Ensley ballpark for many years. There is no doubt he made a profound and positive difference in many of the young lives that God put in his path. Morris worked at Winn Dixie for a short time after high school before taking a job at Walmart where he worked his way up into management. After years of working with his Walmart family, who also loved him dearly, scars from the battle for life some 30 years in the past returned. The large amounts of chemo it took to save his life as a child had also caused his organs not to develop fully causing him to have a series of strokes in 2009 that left him unable to speak and paralyzed on his right side. Through all this Morris still never lost his grit and determination for life and he continued to touch the lives of those who loved him. In Oct. of 2016 Morris was diagnosed with colon cancer and stage 4 liver cancer and was giving 2 months to live.

God had a different plan! Morris blessed the lives of family and friends for another 3 yrs. This is the reason his cancer doctor simply called him “Miracle Morris”. Morris fought to the end with the same passion and love for life that he did in the beginning. The strength and resilience that he showed in every battle that life put in his path made him a inspiration to all who knew him. Morris, with his contagious smile and big warm heart that could knock the chill out of the coldest of rooms, will surely be missed by us all.

Funeral services will be held at 4PM on Sun., Feb. 9, 2020 with visitation beginning at 2PM prior to services.

Burial will be held at 11AM on Mon., Feb. 10 at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery in Andalusia Al. Pastor Wes Alvarez will officiate.

Sara “Tiny” Waters

February 8, 2020

Mrs. Sara “Tiny” Waters, age 66, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Atmore, Alabama.

Mrs. Waters was a native of Atmore, AL and had resided in the Century and Flomaton area for most of her life. She was a member of the Gospel Light Temple Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Earl Waters; parents, Thomas and Jewell Hanks; daughter, Kim Sims; two brothers, Thomas Hanks and Kenneth Hanks and two sisters, Genene Baggett and Mary Griffis.

She is survived by one son, Jamie Waters of Flomaton, AL; one daughter, Ashley Lee of Flomaton, AL; two sisters, Glenda Averett of Atmore, AL and Elizabeth Johnson of Atmore, AL; numerous grandchildren, two special grandsons, Ryder Lee and Brayden Lee and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Carnley officiating.

Burial will follow at the Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Dak Sims, Wade Harris, Jamie Waters, Johnny Griffis, Jon Jon Griffis and Sammy Portwood.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Travis Moye.

Robert N. Fournier

February 8, 2020

Robert N. Fournier went home to be with his Heavenly Father Jesus Christ Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 84. He passed away peacefully with his wife at his bedside at their resident in Cantonment, FL.
Bob was born January 10, 1936, in St. Petersburg, FL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Iris Fournier; grandmother, Ina Lingle who he loved dearly; brother; Richard E. Fournier; son, Bobby; and stepson, Terry Snelson.

Bob is survived by his wife, Fran, of 33+ years; step daughter, Teresa Kelly; eight grandchildren, Jesse Snelson (Austina), Janna Rubbert (Dan), Johanna Clark (Cayleb), and Jared and Jamie Snelson, Nick Snelson (Bailie), Lukas Snelson (Michelle), Sydney Spears (Jessie), and Nathan Phillips; four great grandchildren, Lauren Snelson, Gioia and Anthony Snelson, and Aeliana Spears; and sister-in-law, Joann Reeves.
Bob joined the Navy in 1954 serving his Country proudly for 20 years. After retiring from the Navy he worked for the Navy through Civil Service stationed at Whiting Field, Saufley Field and Barren Field.

He was an avid Ham Radio (WA4UTP) Operator, sending messages to missionaries around the world. During his stay in Morocco, he worked at missionaries’ Pig Farms on the weekends. Wherever Bob was stationed he got involved in a local church or helped start a church.

Bob loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was very devoted to his daily prayer time and daily bible study. He served his Lord faithfully. He was a very godly and giving man.

Pallbearers are Jesse Snelson, Lukas Snelson, Warren Duncan, Ronnie Golloher, Dennis Norton, Nathan Phillips, and Nicholas Snelson.

Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4PM at Faith Chapel North. A Celebration of Bob’s life will follow at 5PM with Reverend Mike Faircloth officiating. Burial will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2PM at Pensacola Memorial Gardens with Military Honors with Mr. Bill Lewis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Care Hospice, 5041 North 12th. Ave., Pensacola, FL.

A very special thanks to family, friends and Covenant Care Staff, employees and volunteers you were there when I needed you. Marty, Samantha, Lori, Jan, Bill, Chaplains, Jose’ and Dean.

Angela Findley

February 8, 2020

Mrs. Angela Findley, age 64, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida.

Mrs. Findley was a native and former resident of Louisiana and had resided in Century, FL for the past 38 years. She was a 25 year employee of Century Pharmacy and an honorary member of the Sisters on the Fly. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Deanna Aucoin and granddaughter, Nickole Lowery.

She is survived by one son, Blaine (Tamara) Findley of Century, FL; one daughter, Amanda (Clint) Lowery of Century, FL; three brothers, Kirk (Darlene) Aucoin of Bayou Vista, LA, Wayne (Jennie) Aucoin of Bayou Vista, LA and Brian (Joan) Aucoin of Locust Grove, GA; two sisters, Shelly Scott of Mobile, AL and Lisa Latorre of Alexandria, LA; six grandchildren, Clay, Cameron, Ethan, Makayla, Lexi and Kyle and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Nathan Brown officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6:00 PM until service time at 7:00 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Johnny Ray Chance

February 4, 2020

Johnny Ray Chance, 56, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Johnny Ray was a resident of Molino, Florida. Johnny Ray was born in Pensacola, Florida, on March 19, 1963. He was a trucker by trade and enjoyed traveling all over the country. He loved his family and had a heart of gold. Johnny Ray would do anything for anyone, as well as, being one of the funniest men you would ever meet. He loved to fish and was good at it too.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Chance; step-father, R. T. Anderson; and nephew, little Tony Mandell.

Johnny Ray is survived by son, John Chance; sister, Sandra Davis; sister, Susie (Tony) Mandell; two brothers, Ray and Jamie Chance; grandchildren, Hunter Chance, Mikenna Mattheiss, and Lane Chance; mother, Betty Lou Chance Anderson; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; and his beloved dog, Peppy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lathram Chapel UMC Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to services.

Richard “Dick” Nicholson

February 1, 2020

Richard “Dick” Nicholson passed away January 29, 2020. He was born at the old Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola on June 13th, 1940. He was the youngest son of Jim and Thelma Nicholson and grew up with his older brother Ray on the family farm in Molino, Florida.

When he was a kid he and his brother raised 100 hatchling hens and they sold the eggs for $1 dollar a dozen. At the tender age of 10 he raised enough money selling eggs to buy his first piece of land – 10 acres. He graduated from Tate High School in 1958 where he participated in the 4-H Club and made 1st chair, solo clarinetist in his last two years of high school. He cherished many of his lifelong friends from high school, some of which are Jackie Grantham and Phyllis Crooke.

From there he went on to graduate from Florida State University and received his masters in Business Management from the University of West Florida.

In 1963 he married Pippa Nicholson-Kuenn and they had two wonderful children, Pippa Leigh and Russ.

Richard was a Renaissance man, who had an early career as a banker and real estate investor. At the age of 50, he left the world of banking and finance and became a registered nurse in the health care profession.

Richard lived in Dallas, Texas, and in Monte Rio California, and traveled extensively. He moved back to Molino, Florida, to help care for his parents and to put his farming genes to use where he later retired there planting sunflowers in the family fields.

His lifelong friend, Diane Somer, would say he was a perfect reflection of his sunflowers because he brought happiness to others. Richard was an avid traveler, loved adventures, and sharing life with family and friends. He also loved history and donated his time to the Molino Historical Museum.

He is survived by his daughter Pippa Leigh Nicholson-Moore (John), son, James “Russ” Nicholson, Pippa Nicholson-Kuenn (Mother of their children), grandchildren: Nicola and Lucas Moore, Nieces: Sandra Nicholson-Fitzpatrick, Lisa Nicholson, Jamie Nicholson, and first cousin: Barbara Hendrix and family along with many close friends, especially a special group of life long friends who loved him dearly.

A memorial Service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church is located at 6915 North Highway 29 in Molino.

Jewel Bondurant Dean

January 31, 2020

Mrs. Jewel Bondurant Dean, age 88 of Flomaton, AL passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at a Mobile,  AL health care facility.

Mrs. Dean was a native of Repton, AL, and a life long member of the Flomaton community where she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Flomaton.  She enjoyed working in her yard, baking cakes and her family.  Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her parents, John Dewey and Alta Shipp Bondurant; husband of 28 years, Werth Kemble Dean;  four brothers, Frank Bondurant, Calvin Bondurant, Dewey Bondurant, H.P. Bondurant; sisters, Mary Ella White and Grace Chastain Butler.

She is survived by her son, Werth Kemble (Donnie) Dean, Jr. of Ashaway, RI; daughter, Beverely (Gary) Howell of Mobile, AL; brother, Alfred (Ruth) Bondurant of Republic of Panama, Panama; sisters, Juanita (Gordan) Howell of Pensacola, FL,  Willean Sales of Monroeville , AL, Dawn (Dennis) Printy of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren, Stephanie (Alex) Pate, Stephen (Julia) Howell, Amy (Stephen) Elms; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Lauren, Rudy, Conner, Haley, Katie, Harper, Harrison, Hayden.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 1 P.M. until a service time at 2 P.M. with Dr. Tim Tew officiating.

Interment will follow in Flomaton Cemetery, Flomaton, AL.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Howell, Stephen Elms, Alex Pate, Jacob Pate, Rudy Howell, Conner Howell.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions or donations to Pilots for Christ.

January 31, 2020

Ralph “Chuck” L. Godwin, Jr., age 62, was born in Pensacola, Florida on August 16, 1957. He resided in Cantonment, Florida and passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Chuck attended Tate High School and graduated from Troy University. He had his own business as an accountant. Chuck loved fishing, but loved his family more than anything. He was an amazing father and husband, who will be greatly missed.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph L. Godwin, Sr. and Barbara Godwin.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie Godwin; daughter, Beth Godwin; sister, Donna Castles; brother, John Godwin; sister, Ann Farrow; and many other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation will take place at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with a memorial service to follow immediately at 11:00 a.m. Ronnie Outlaw, a cousin and close friend, will serve as officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Billfish Foundation, of which Chuck was a member for 20 years.

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