June Katherine Godwin

January 27, 2024

Mrs. June Katherine Godwin, age 78, passed away peacefully in Daphne, Alabama. She was a native of Little River, Alabama where she spent most of her life and resident of Bay Minette.

Mrs. Godwin enjoyed sewing, gardening both vegetable and flowers she liked watching all her plants grow. Watching Hallmark Channel, Wheel of Fortune, and Family Feud was a favorite thing to do to pass the time. She loved traveling with her husband to Mount Rushmore and from Kansas to the Carolinas. She really enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially cooking for them.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard (Lillian Boone) Phillips; 3 brothers, Clayton Boone, Kenneth Boone, and John Boone.; 3 sisters, Melba Boone, Martha Holder, and Shirley Penter.

Mrs. Godwin is survived by her husband of 60 years, William Godwin of Bay Minette, Alabama; 2 sons, William Scott (Tammy) Godwin of Little River, Alabama, and Jason Godwin of Bay Minette, Alabama; 4 brothers, George Boone of Little River, Alabama, Leroy (Betty) Boone of Little River, Alabama, Bernard Boone, Jr. of Little River, Alabama, and Joesph Boone of Little River, Alabama; 3 sisters, Alma Woods of Atmore, Alabama, Donna (Richard) Harry of Virginia, and Deliah (Jim) Dinzeo of Virginia; 1 grandchild Emily Godwin of Little River, Alabama; 2 great-grand-children Raiden Risher and Emma Risher.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC with Rev. Corneilus Phillips officiating

Burial will follow at Mamie’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC.

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

Lawrence Joseph Taite

January 26, 2024

Lawrence Joseph Taite, age 60, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Santa Rosa Center for Rehabilitation and Healing after a hard-fought battle with diabetes and many complications. He was born in Pensacola, Florida to Narvie and Mable Taite on September 24, 1963. He attended school in Escambia County and graduated from J.M. Tate High School in 1981. He lived in Stone Mountain,

Georgia for 20 years before returning home to Quintette, Florida.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Narvie and Mable Taite; three sisters, Ruby Slater,Carter Ree Jackson, Bernice Brooks; four brothers, Willie Taite, Norvel Taite, James Taite, and Humphrey Taite.

He is survived by one brother, Benjamin (Ann) Taite of Mississippi; three sisters, Patricia Boykin, Gloria (Robert) Donald, Barbara Taite of Quintette, Florida; sister-in-law, Kim Taite of Malcomb, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

Lawrence will be truly missed by many.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Melvin Taite officiating.

Lawrence will be laid to rest at Williams Cemetery in Cantonment, Florida.

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

Charles M. “Slow” Stanley

January 26, 2024

Charles M. “Slow” Stanley, 87, who was born in Winterset, Iowa and lived in Pensacola, Florida, passed away on January 22, 2024.

He was retired military, 06 land survival instructor in the Navy. He loved playing golf and watching football with his sons. Charles was a Gator fan!! He enjoyed reading and writing as well as scrapbooking letters, notes and birthday cards to his loved ones. His favorite Bible verses were Proverbs 28:13 and Ecclesiastes chapter 12.

He is preceded in death by His three sons, Randy, Bill and Mike; his father, Lawrence Wayne Stanley; mother, Goldie M Hitsman and his sister, Betty Bird.

He is survived by his daughter, Theresa Kay Barrow; his granddaughter, Brandee Danielle Barrow; great-granddaughter, Kylee Danielle Clifford; his great grandson, Rowan Parker Blaine O’Brien; and his daughter-in-law, Paula.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 1:00pm until the service begins at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research in remembrance of Charles Melvin Stanley.

Jewell Presley Dockens

January 25, 2024

Mrs. Jewell Presley Dockens of Booneville, AL. passed away January 19, 2024 in Lucedale, MS. She was born in Bay Minette, AL on July 19, 1939 to the late William “Pete” and Ida Mae Miller Presley. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a charter member of Lottie Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings William “Buddy” Presley, Ralph Presley, Ray Presley, Mary Milstead, Annie “Dee” Norton, Linda Faye Milstid and Ida Pearl Lofton.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Lindsey Dockens. Her children Mike (Doris) Dockens; Darlene (Jeff) Taylor; David (Tereasa) Dockens; Chris (Daniela) Dockens; her brother, Rodger (Marilyn) Presley; eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 11 AM at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Presley Cemetery in Lottie, AL.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 10 AM until service time at 11 AM at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Douglas Wayne Gay

January 25, 2024

Douglas Wayne Gay, 81, of Molino, Florida, passed away on December 21, 2023, in Pensacola, FL. Born on July 24, 1942, Douglas served in the Air Force for 4 years and later retired from Monsanto after a dedicated career of 30 years.

Douglas was a man who loved music and always knew how to have a good time. In his spare time, he enjoyed following Florida State Football, watching Court TV, and fishing on the Escambia River. These hobbies brought him joy and relaxation throughout his life.

Doug is survived by his daughters, Renea Daniel and husband Mark, Kristie Faircloth and husband Steve; grandchildren, including Erica and her husband Caleb, Jasey and his wife Amber, Dustin and his wife Britney, Miranda and her significant other Charles, Amber and her husband Ronnie, Mark and his wife Samantha, and Austin. Doug was also blessed with several great-grandchildren, Jaestin, Kaestin, Laedin, Raena, Piper, Dean, Brightleigh, Wyatt, Walker, Braelynn, and Hope; and Doug’s loving siblings Darlene Moye, Shirley Hales, and Jerry Gay and wife Diane.

Douglas is preceded in death by his parents, Elon and Thelma Gay, as well as his siblings, Tony Gay, Donald Gay, Barbara Rawls.

Douglas Wayne Gay will be dearly missed by his family and friends. His legacy of dedication, love, and enjoyment of life will live on in their hearts.

Pallbearers will be Jasey Gibson, Dustin Gibson, Caleb Cole, Ronnie Andrews, Mark Daniel, Charles Wood, Austin Faircloth.

Visitation services for Douglas Gay will begin at 12:00 noon, Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Douglas will be laid to rest at Highland Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

James Michael Helms

January 23, 2024

Mr. James Michael Helms, age 78, of Atmore, Alabama passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a was born, October 26, 1945, in Brewton, AL; before moving to Atmore, AL. He retired as a truck driver with many years of service.

Mr. Helms was an avid Alabama Football and Atlanta Braves Baseball Fan who also enjoyed watching westerns and collecting coins. He was a hard worker, that loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed coaching baseball and softball through the years. He loved his chihuahua “Skip” that loved riding in his lap on the lawn mower.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Coy Dow (Ardie Lee McCurdy) Helms, daughter, Nannette Helms, and two sisters, Neva Glen Gomillion, Joyce Dean Farrish.

Mr. Helms is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carolyn Helms, of Canoe, AL; two sons, James Matthew Helms, of Canoe, AL; Joseph Bryan Helms, of Canoe, AL; one daughter, Tametha Spring Helms, of Canoe, AL; five grandchildren, Sebastian Helms, Anastasia helms, James Dorriety, Makayla Barlow, Franklin “Mikie” Helms, four great-grandchildren, Brantlee Dorriety, Lileigh Dorriety, Jaxen Barlow, Lakeland Barlow, a special niece, Jenifer Dykes, of Atmore, AL; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside service will be held Monday, January 29, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Canoe Freewill Cemetery with Rev. Bill Stuckey officiating.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 29, 2024, from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Dykes, Glendon Harrison, Kevin McKinley, Don Ellis, James Watson, and Stephen Gomillion.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Farrish, James Conway, and Johnny Ray.

Mike H. Parker

January 19, 2024

Mike H. Parker, age 62, of Atmore, AL passed away on January 17, 2024 in Mobile, AL.He was born on January 31, 1961 in Atmore, AL to Roy Buck” and Mary Evelyn Maughon Parker. He retired from CSX Transportation with over 42 years of service as a Foreman. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Billy Roy Parker.

He is survived by his sons, Jake Parker of SC, Quinton “Squeaky” Parker of Atmore, AL and James West of Elmore County, AL; his daughter, Chyanne (Dylan) Johnson of Atmore, AL; his brothers, Mickey (Sue) Parker of Lakeview, AL and Mark Parker of Atmore, AL and his grandchildren, Jacob Elijah Parker, Jackson Christopher Parker, Evelyn Nicole Parker, Blake Lyne Johnson and George Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Beauchamp officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, AL.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Joe Michael Bondurant

January 18, 2024

Joe Michael Bondurant, age 72 of Laurel Hill, Florida passed away January 12, 2024 in the Andalusia Manor.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the Woodlawn Baptist Church (824 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, Florida). The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. A reception will follow the service in the church’s fellowship hall. Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Left to cherish his memory, loving wife, Susan Bondurant; son, Gregory Bondurant (Amy) of Laurel Hill, Florida; grandchildren, Bailey and Hannah Bondurant; sister, Betty Sue Ellis (Joe) of Pensacola, Florida; brother, Frank Bondurant (Jodi) of Keystone Heights, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Perry Bondurant and Coline Cowart Bondurant.

He served in the U.S. Marines.

Lauren ‘Tony’ Freisinger

January 18, 2024

Lauren “aka Tony” Freisinger of Molino, Florida died January 15, 2024, at the age of 62, while under the care of VITAS Healthcare. Lauren’s family is eternally grateful for the nurses who helped keep her comfortable at home, and later during a brief stay at Baptist Hospital. They made sure that her passing was peaceful, and that she was surrounded by family.

Lauren was born to Charles and Ollie Mae Freisinger on November 26, 1961. She was preceded in death by her father. Lauren leaves behind her beloved mother, Ollie Mae; siblings, Mike (Phyllis) Freisinger and Anna (Greg) White. Also surviving her are nieces, Courtney (Darien) Trim, Amanda (John C) Chance, and Christine Carroll; nephews, Dean (Lora) Lowe and Brad (Samantha) Pitts; 4 great-nephews; 5 great-nieces; two very special, twin girls, Brooklynn and Aliyah, who held a very special
place in her heart along with the twin's mother, Heather and sister, Cheyenne; and special cousin, Carol Ann Swinford; as well as many other cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Lauren was a hairdresser her entire life where she worked for others before opening Hair Emporium some 20 years ago. She loved her customers and was very upset when she had to step away from her lifelong business to deal with her health. She is a 1979 graduate of Tate High School. Two of her favorite things were being there for family, giving as much of herself as she could and tending to her flower gardens which produced some of the most beautiful flowers, especially her orchids.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Molino Community Center in Molino, Florida on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 11:00 am. Trahan Family Funeral Home are over seeing all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Lauren’s name. If attending the service, please consider bringing a covered dish or dessert.

Michael “Trey” Martin

January 17, 2024

Michael “Trey” Martin, 33, of Pace, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. He was born in Pensacola, FL on November 7, 1990 to Stephanie Martin and Troy Rosenbaum. He was married to Bekah Martin for 4 years and they have a 2-year-old daughter, Olive. Trey worked for The City of Gulf Breeze as the Park and Recreations Director. He was a member of the Optimist Club of Gulf Breeze and had a passion for fishing, sports, and Olive (his little girl).
Trey was preceded in death by Troy Rosenbaum, Father.

Trey is survived by his wife, Bekah Martin; daughter, Olive Martin; mother, Stephanie Martin; brothers, Brandon Martin and Chad Rosenbaum; grandmother, Judy Branch; grandfather, James Branch; grandfather, Harold Martin; grandmother, Jo Ann Martin; cousin, Dustin Harper; father-in-law, David Johnson; and mother-in-law, Harriet Johnson.

Visitation for Michael “Trey” Martin will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2024. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m., at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29 Cantonment. Pastor Shane Ellis and Kevin Fralick will be officiating. Trey will be laid to rest at Little Flock Cemetery next to his father, Troy Rosenbaum.

Pallbearers include Chad Rosenbaum, Dustin Harper, Tyler Ross, Jackson Smith, Tyler Hurley, Josh Fleming, Robbie Jernigan, and Grant Murphy.

Honorary Pallbearers include, Brandon Martin, Tucker Martin, Owen Martin, Curt Manning, Doug Bickham, and Kyle Ross.

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