March 25, 2013
Mrs. Sarah Frances Harrison O’Leary, 51, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Foley.
Mrs. O’Leary was a native of Atmore and a resident of Foley for the past year. Mrs. O’Leary was an accomplished gospel singer and loved her family and friends. Her parents, Elzie and Luverne Harrison, one brother, Harold Harrison and two sisters, Alice Ruth Harrison and Verna Mae Harris precede her in death.
Survivors include her Husband of 10 years, Kenneth O’Leary of Foley; one son, Patrick O’Leary of Ontario, New York; dog, Barney; four brothers, Earl Harrison of Atmore, Robert Harrison of Atmore, Donald Harrison of Atmore, and David Harrison of Brewton; four sisters, Mary Helen Jones, Dorothy Milstead, Linda Kaye Robinson and Glenda Faye Odom, all of Atmore.
There will be no services for Mrs. O’Leary.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC is in charge of arrangements.
March 25, 2013
Mr. Alan Wayne “Killer” White, 54, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Atmore.
Mr. White was a native of Milton and a resident of Atmore for most of his life. His parents, Carl Cecil White, Sr. and Sarah Conn White and one brother, John Harold White precede Mr. White in death.
He is survived by one daughter, Audra Nicole (Ronnie) Powell of Marianna, FL; two brothers, Carl C. (Georgia) White, Jr. of Midland City, AL and Mark White of Atmore; three grandchildren, Destiny, Triston and T.J.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Thurl Pearson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Pat Conn, Clinton Brown, Randy Baker, Jerrod Leachman, Mark White, Buddy Scott, Richard Everette and Steve Regan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Gibbs, Murray Johnson, John Perkins, Danny Lowery, Robert Earl Brantley, Randy Dorriety and Brian Joy.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC is in charge of all arrangements.
March 25, 2013
James B. Sapp, 92, of Seminole, Ala., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Mr. Sapp was born in Flomaton to John and Rhoda White Sapp, and was a builder all his life. He was a master mason, member of Hadji Shrine Temple and past monarch of Zelica Grotto.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lanette; son, David; two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include sons, Ron Sapp (Betty) and Robert (Jessie); daughter-in-law, Karen Sapp; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Reverend Jack Parrish will officiate.
March 25, 2013
Jerry O’Gwyn Pugh, 63 of Milton, (Allentown) passed away peacefully into the arms of his heavenly Father on March 22, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born on April 27, 1949, in Milton to the late John D. and Margarette (Lucille) Pugh. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Milton where he was self-employed in the land clearing and reforestation business for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; his children, Jolie Pugh of Milton, Sonya (David) Fowler of Molino, Tonya (Steve) Hendrick of Charlotte, North Carolina; John Copeland who was a dedicated employee that was like a son to him; grandchildren, Rachel Hendrick, Zach Hendrick, Nicklas Fowler and niece Kara Jernigan whom he loved like a granddaughter; sister, JoAnn Pugh McKnight; brothers, David (Debbie) Pugh, Roger (Susie Broxson) Pugh, Tim (Marsha) Pugh and Gary (Amanda) Pugh, all of Milton.
He is also the brother of the late Leon Pugh.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Reymundo, Steve Smith, Eddie Hobbs, Benny Baxley, Rex Rayburn and Robbie Cooley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Wade, Bobby Brown, Bill Smith, Jason McKnight, Marty Griswold and Mickey Parker.
Jerry enjoyed being outdoors as much as possible. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. He had a passion for operating heavy equipment, especially a bulldozer. His presence and practical, sound advice will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Owera and their respective staffs at The Woodlands as well as Chasity Lowery with Covenant Hospice and all our family and friends for their support over the last two and one half months.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday March 26, 2013, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel in Pace.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday March 27, 2013, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel.
Burial will follow at Serenity Gardens in Milton, Florida.
Lewis Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
March 22, 2013
John James Turberville, 43, of Pensacola, passed away March 13, 2013. John was born in Panama City to Mary and William Turberville. John loved to fish, go to the river and spend time on his No. 1 hobby — his ’68 Camaro.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and William Turberville.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Julie Turberville; Children, Leila, Corbin and Haidyn; and sister Julie Sorce.
John was a great man, wonderful husband and awesome father.
Services will be held Friday, March 22. Visitation will start at 6:00 pm and go until 7:00 pm when the service begins at Trahan Family Funeral Home.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
March 21, 2013
Gracie Eugenia Phillips, 49, passed away March 20, 2013. Gracie was a 1982 graduate of Tate High School. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church where she played the piano for 30 years. Gracie enjoyed singing Karaoke in her spare time. When she was home, Gracie loved playing with her cats.
Gracie was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred E. Phillips. She is survived by her father, Bobby Phillips; step-mother, Wanda Phillips Walker; step-sister, Michelle Walker; step-brother, Jamie Walker; two aunts, Gracie Ann Carnley and Katerine Polizo; uncle, Robert Wesley Phillips and numerous cousins.
The family will receive friends at Highland Baptist Church on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. Brother Brian Calhoun will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Highland Baptist Church and Robert Kennedy.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial tributes may be made to the Gracie Phillips Memorial Fund at Highland Baptist Church, 6240 Highway 94A North, Molino, FL 32577.
Faith Chapel North Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
March 21, 2013
Mr. William H. Phillips (Bill) lost his valiant battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on March 19, 2013, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
Bill, a native of Atmore, was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey L. and Mildred Ellison Phillips.
Plagued by many medical issues throughout his life, Bill never lost his joy for life. His goal in life was to provide for his wife of almost 39 years, Peggy Donaldson Phillips; three sons,
William Sheldon (Casey) Phillips, Chad Harvey Phillips (Becky Harper), Brandon Charles (Marsha) Phillips; daughter, Chaselyn K. Phillips; two sisters, Joyce P. Sellers and Barbara P.
(Wayne) Harrison; and one brother, Joseph A. (Becky) Phillips. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
Bill loved the land and farmed for many years. After he was no longer able to farm, he worked in the parts department of Escambia Farm Equipment Co. in Atmore.
Bill struggled with Multiple Sclerosis for many years, and was diagnosed with AML in 2011.
He was a member of McRae Street United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Diane Everette officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews: Chris Harrison, Travis Harrison, Michael Harrison, Jonathon Phillips, Jarard Phillips, Ray Sellers, Shane Godwin, Blake Godwin, Michael Donaldson and
Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to McRae Street United Methodist Church, 2121 Quail Street, c/o Judy Tillery, Atmore, Alabama 36502.
Johnson Quimby is in charge of funeral arrangements.
March 19, 2013
William Richard “Dick” Moye, Sr., 80, went to be with his Lord on March 16, 2013, after a brief illness. He was born in the Pineview Community of Brewton on March 20, 1932, to Clifford Vernon Moye and Ida Ruth Bagwell Moye. He married the love of his life in October 1954 and had six children.
He operated businesses in Brewton for fifteen years. He moved to Pensacola in 1969 as a salesman at Pensacola Buggy Works where he worked for five years. In 1973, he launched out and created his own business, Dick Moye Auto Sales, Inc., where he has served the transportation needs of the Pensacola area for 40 years. It began on Barrancas Avenue in 1973 and moved to North Old Palafox Road in 1979 and it still operates today. At his death, he was the oldest used car dealer in Pensacola.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Ray Moye and Clifford Moye.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Monk Moye; sister, Gladys Andrews of East Brewton; six children, Richard Vernon “Dicky” Moye (Pam), Angela Moye Douglas (Mike), Alicia Moye McCormick (Terry), William Richard “Richie” Moye, Jr. (Dana), William Russell “Rusty” Moye (Mandy), and Timothy Warren Moye (Maria); 15 grandchildren, Candice Stokes (John), Pamela Williams (Jason), Joshua Moye, Shane Moye (Kayla), Sara Henderson (Bill), Ashley McCormick, Brittany Moye, Richard “RJ” Moye , Preston Moye, Melissa Moye, Casey Moye, Jolene Douglas, Russ Moye, Brad Moye, and Trenton Moye; six great-grandchildren, Courtney Stokes, Katelyn Stokes, McKenzie Williams, Kash Brown, Parker Moye, and Reagan Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Dwayne Davis, Jr.; his beloved pet, KoKo; and many friends.
He was a member of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church where he served as trustee and was on the Finance Committee.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.
Burial will follow in Ray’s Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be RJ, Shane, Preston, Josh, Brad, Casey, Russ Moye and Dwayne Davis, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be company technicians, Billy Hedrick, Rick Kortz, Donald Carter, and Giles Laframboise.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to Covenant Hospice, West Florida Hospital.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.
March 19, 2013
Betty Jean Caraway Millikan, 58 of Loxley, passed away March 17, 2013, in Daphne. She was born July 24, 1954, in Atmore to the late Gene and Sue Taylor Caraway.
She is survived by her daughter, Tara Franklin of Loxley; son, Justin J.T. Franklin of Loxley; brothers, James Caraway of Atmore, Mark Caraway and Scott Caraway, both of Pensacola; grandchildren, Marshall Tre Wall, III, Peyton Allison Franklin, Cameron Franklin and Kendra Franklin.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wesley Enfinger officiating.
Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
March 19, 2013
Mary Land, 97, of Berrydale, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 18, 2013. Born in Tennessee, she had resided in Berrydale since moving to Florida at age 7. Her father, Francis Kirby Cantrell, died when she was a child. She was raised by her loving stepfather and mother, A.Q. & Ruth Hicks, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by husband Gordon Land; daughter and son-in-law Lula Mae and Donald Hunter; sister, Mabel Ward; and brother, David Cantrell.
She is survived by her son, Vance Land; grandson, Dexter Hunter (Bonnie); granddaughter, Kaitlin Hunter; dear friend and loving caregiver, Imogene Reeder; compassionate caregiver, Gloria Butler; very special nieces and nephews; a host of grown “children” who considered her a second mother; and numerous friends.
She was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star, Jay Chapter. She loved needlework, gardening, cooking, and helping others.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Jay Funeral Home with OES services at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Brown and Rev. Ladon Hall officiating.
Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be a few of those she loved as her own children, Russell Reeder, Joe Reeder, Rusty Reeder, Ben West, Don West, and David West.
Honorary pallbearers will be special friend Winnie (Tiny) Copeland, members of Pine Grove adult Sunday school class, and John David Reeder.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 4216 Reeder Road, Jay, Florida 32565.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.