Everett Lewis “Buck” Jarman

June 14, 2013

Everett Lewis “Buck” Jarman, 74, of Atmore, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 in,Pensacola. He was born on April 19, 1939, in Mobile to the late Clinton L. and Leona Laurendine Jarman. He was a commercial truck driver and served in the United States Marine Corp. He was an avid University of Alabama football fan.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ms. Bonnie Jarman; brother, Thomas Clinton Jarman; and sister, Lavenia Davis.

He is survived by his son, Les (Leslie) Jarman of Foley; two daughters, Roxie (Harold) Pearson of Atmore and Diana Hirota of Mesa, AZ; three sisters, Charlene (Dennis) Wagahoff of Indianapolis, IN,  Sara (Red) Crawford of Tucson, AZ and Carolyn (Lewis) Lang of Portland, OR; three grandchildren, Brianna Pearson, Kyleigh Macks, and Tyler Jarman.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 17, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Alan Harp officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Seth Smith, Jonathon Frost, Dennis Wagahoff, Billy Aaron, Les Jarman and Harold Pearson.

Family will receive friends, Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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

Thelma Phillips

June 14, 2013

Thelma Phillips of Berrydale passed away peacefully on June 11, 2013.

Thelma was a life long resident of Berrydale and grew up with many brothers and sisters on her parent’s farm. She learned the value of work at a young age as the entire family picked cotton and peanuts by hand, long before the use of mechanized farming equipment became widespread.

She met her childhood sweetheart Howard, while they both attended Fidelis School in the 1940’s. They married on April 26, 1946, and celebrated many wonderful years together until his death in 2009. She began working at the Chemstrand plant which later became the Monsanto Corporation. Her husband, a firm believer in education, convinced her to attend Troy Teacher’s College in Alabama while he continued to work. She lived in the dormitory but always tried to commute back home to Berrydale every weekend.

Thelma graduated from Troy with a Bachelors degree in education and began teaching in Harold school located in Harold, Florida for a short time. Later she transferred to Fidelis School where she taught fifth grade for more than 20 years. Often she taught generations of the same family over the years. One of her greatest joys in life was teaching students and she never failed to remember everyone. When Fidelis was closed she transferred to Jay and taught for 2 years until her retirement in 1987.

She enjoyed many happy years in retirement and spent time with her family and friends but never forgot her students. Often times many would drop by her house years after leaving Fidelis to visit. She also loved to crochet and made many afghans and hats which she donated to the Sacred Heart Cancer Center.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Bertie Phillips; her husband Howard Phillips; an infant son, Laney Howard Phillips; sisters, Louise Freels and Catherine Davis; and brother, Neal Phillips.

She is survived by her son Michael (Rosie) Phillips; sister, Rochelle (Wayne) Brown; and brothers, William E. Phillips, Cecil (Margaret) Phillips, Joe Phillips and Lloyd Phillips.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 14, at Jay Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Endress officiating services. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.

The family would like thank the entire staff at Specialty select hospital; most especially the ICU nurses Wendy, Stacy and Josh who were so kind and provided not only expert care for Thelma but also provided encouragement to the family during this difficult time.

Joyce Marie Watkins

June 14, 2013

Mrs. Joyce Marie Watkins, 70, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Atmore.

Mrs. Watkins was a native of Goodway, AL and a resident of Atmore for most of her life. Mrs. Watkins was a long time employee at Buy-Rite Drugs. She attended the Presley Street Baptist Church. Her parents, Ned & Ida Mae Womack; two brothers, Raymond Womack and R.B. Womack; and one sister, Ella V. Page precede her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Watkins of Atmore; two daughters, Brenda Smith of Fairhope and Sonya (Rob) Ellis of Atmore; and one grandchild, Rachel (Rob) Lindell of Bay Minette.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Grindle officiating.

Burial will follow at the Serenity Garden Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 15, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Rob Lindell, Heron Pete, Jerry Page, Jimmy Womack, Phillip Watkins and Cecil Ellis.

Contributions can be made to the Presley Street Baptist Church Memorial Fund or The Escambia County Humane Society.

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

Billy Eugene Allen

June 13, 2013

Billy was one of six boys born to Rufus and Mattie Lou Allen. God called him home suddenly on Wednesday, June 11, 2013. He graduated from Tate High School in 1964, attended Pensacola Jr. College until he joined the United States Air Force. He remained in the Air Force for six years and worked as a Radar Specialist until an auto accident forced him to medically retire. Billy was a lifelong member of Highland Baptist Church. His hobby was helping everyone in the neighborhood. He liked going for long walks and sleeping in a nice shade.

He was preceded in death by both his father and his mother.

He leaves behind his brothers, Shirley Ray (Freda) of Timpson, TX, Douglas (Joan), Donald, David (Teresa) of Pine Barren, FL and Glenn (Mickey) of Molino, FL. More nieces and nephews than you can count and many many friends who will miss him dearly. Although our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

A military honors memorial service will be held for Billy on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Pamela Avery officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Billy’s name to Highland Baptist Church would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Leona Davis Jones

June 13, 2013

Mary Leona Davis Jones, age 89, passed away June 10, 2013 after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

Leona was predeceased in death by her husband of 52 years, Archie Eugene Jones; her parents, Jasper Homer Davis and Nellie Dove Davis; her sister, Betty Purvis and brothers, Jasper Davis and Raymond Davis.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Jim) Moore of Dothan, AL , Linda (Ottoway) Fillingim of Cantonment, and Joan (Bob) Ratcliff of Franklin, TN; by her grandchildren, Tim (Sara) Moore, Wesley (Deepa) Moore, Todd (Paige) Fillingim, Emily (John) Skaggs, Arden Ratcliff and Walter Ratcliff; by her great-grandchild, Marshall Skaggs; by her sister Eleanor Stabler; by her brothers, Calvin Davis, Johnnie Davis, Bobbie Davis and Jimmie Davis; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Adkisson, Terry Anderson, Tom Fillingim, Ricky Skaggs, Eddie Tisdale and Lamar Wiggins.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 12th, from 5-7 p.m. at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Thursday, June 13th, 10:00 a.m.. at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home in Cantonment, with Dr. Will Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Cantonment Building Fund – 118 Morris Ave. Cantonment, FL 32533.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of all arrangments.

Mildred J. Morris

June 12, 2013

Mrs. Mildred J. Morris of Atmore died June 8, 2013, in Atmore.

Mildred Jackson Morris was the daughter of the late Mr. Henry and Mary Alice Jackson. She was born March 28, 1953, in Blacksher. She went to Escambia County Training School and resided in Atmore as a homemaker. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age. During her life time she uses to sing with a gospel group called the Royal Silverstones and had a voice that was out of this world.

Her husband, Mr. William Morris; her parents, Mr. Hnery and Mary Alice Jackson; sisters, Lou-vet Jackson (Jessie Mae), Emma Lee Howard, Rosie Marie Jackson; one brother, Mr. Henry Jackson; and one nephew, Mr. Marvin Jackson preceded her in death.

Those who shared her life and cherish her memories are two sisters, Velma (Guy) Wilkins, of New York City and Martha (Orbie) Henderson of Atmore; one brother, George (Aurelia) Jackson of Atmore; nephews, Ricky (Ansley) Howard of Atlanta, Charles (Alisha) Howard of Evansville, Ind., Wayne (Diane) Howard of Atmore, Labarron (Anna) Finklea of Atlanta, Darnell Jackson of Evansville, Ind., Demetric Henderson of Huntsville, Ivan Jackson of Atmore, Da Johsn, De’Andra and T.J., all, of Atmore and Chris Simpson of Korea; nieces, Sharon Jackson, Nedra Henderson, both of Atmore, Valeria Brown of Atlanta, and Sonya Spencer of Mississippi; granddaughter, Brandie Webb; special friends, Gerald Bynum, Kendrell Finklea, Dianee, Jeffery, Mammie Nelson Lewsi, Michael Wilson, Shirley Richardson, Tonita Willie, Linda Elliot and Freddrick Williams; very special nieces, Mariah Leslie, La’Asia Henderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ivan Jackson, Darnell Jackson, Jeffery Wilson, Charles Howard, Wayne Howard, Freddrick Williams, Demetric Henderson and Rico Stallworth. Flower bearers will be family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m .Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Elbethel Holiness Church. Interment will be held in Stallworth Cemetery.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Gay Manning Turner

June 12, 2013

Gay Manning Turner, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at her home after a long and courageous battle against cancer.  She was a resident of Pensacola for most of her life.

Although we mourn her passing, we are comforted by the fact that she was always surrounded by friends and family who cared very deeply for her.  She leaves behind not only countless family members but also a very large family of friends who loved her like a sister, and spent many happy hours laughing at her antics and stories, eating her good cooking and picking and singing at her legendary parties.  She was a sparkling, vibrant, fun loving and sweet person, who will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.

Mrs. Turner is preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, James F. Turner, Sr.; and her father, Merl S. Manning.

Mrs. Turner is survived by her sons, Tim Turner and James F. Turner, Jr.; her daughters, Tonya Portie, Debi Dale, Misty Smalley, and Kabrina Anderson; her mother, Violet Manning; her brothers, Kenneth Manning and Wayne Manning; her five grandchildren, Randi Leigh Portie, Clay Turner, Colt Turner, Aaron Anderson, and Savannah Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to her lifelong best friend, Jackie Mittry, for always being there.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Anderson, Shane Manning, Buddy Meredith, Clay Turner, Colt Turner and Charles “Chuck” Willis.

Honorary pallbearers include Mark Brown, Jeff Cadenhead, Harvey Hill and Jimmy Smalley.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Sunnenberg, his office staff, all of the nursing staff at Sacred Heart Hospital and Mrs. Turner’s personal nurse, Martha Luker, for all of their care and support.

Visitation will be Friday, June 14, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in Cantonment.

A memorial service for Mrs. Turner will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

John Wayne Hensley

June 12, 2013

On the evening of June 9, 2013, John Wayne Hensley, 55, passed away after fighting a long battle with liver disease.  He was waiting for a liver and was recently placed on the transplant list.  He did not get to receive a new liver because God had a greater plan for him.  He was a special man that touched and influenced the lives of all his family and friends.  He was loved by all who knew him.  Special thanks to Jabo Bush for all his help and loving care for Wayne and his family.

He was born on January 8, 1958, in Pensacola.  Wayne is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cynthia Hensley and his only son, Chad Welch; brothers and sisters, Brenda (deceased) Carroll, John (Renee) Farmer, Joe (Georgann) Elliott, Howard (Shirley) Elliott, Joyce (Frankie) Rimpf, Linda (Billy) Castleberry, Mary (Mike) Warden, Louise (Jerry) Diamond; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews and his very special pet “Tow Truck”.

Preceding him in death were parents, Geter and June Hensley; brother, James Elliott; sisters, Doris Givens and Sarah Kirkland.

He was a loyal employee for 31 years as supervisor of grounds department at the University of West Florida.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Elliott, Mark Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Miles Morris, Greg Shiver, Ray Harrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tanner Jackson, Cameron Newton, Spencer Newton and Dathan Church.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North at 2 p.m. with Pastor David Roger officiating.

Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Maxine Stringer

June 12, 2013

Bernice Maxine Stringer, 88, of Atmore, passed Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Brewton. She was a secretary with civil service, born on May 8, 1925, to the late Wilson A. and Bernice Hart in Covington County, AL.

She was of the Pentecostal Faith. She is preceded in death by her sister, Katie Hart.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Stringer of Atmore; three daughters, Gayle Crause of Andalusia, Donna (Paul) Charpie of Arab, AL and Linda Mock of Brewton; and five grandchildren, Mike Mancil, Chris Mancil, Sondra Baker, Kellie Helms, and Justin Payne.

Services will be Friday, June 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmie Colley officiating.

Interment will follow in Serenity Gardens.

Family will receive friends, Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Wendell Eugene Thompson

June 11, 2013

Wendell Eugene Thompson, 50, of Walnut Hill, passed away Saturday, June 08, 2013, in Walnut Hill. He was a factory worker born in Atmore on February 24, 1963, to the late Willard E. and Ann Caraway Thompson. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one sister, Joyce (Randall) Jay of Walnut Hill; one niece, Anna (Drew) Odom of Monroeville; three nephews, Michael Jay of Hawaii, Stephen Jay and Alex Jay, both of Walnut Hill.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 4 p.m. with Bro. Bubba Rolin officiating.

Interment will follow in Pine Barren Cemetery.

Family will receive friends, Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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

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