Annie Priscilla Howell Beasley

March 22, 2014

Annie Priscilla Howell Beasley, 87, of McDavid, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Atmore. She was a homemaker, born in Geneva, AL on May 11, 1926, to the late John Oscar and Annie Wright Howell.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray A. Beasley, Sr.; three brothers; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Beasley.

Survivors include her two sons, Ralph (Janie) Beasley of Bratt and Ray Beasley, Jr., of Loxley; two daughters, Raeanne (Jimmy) Long of Robertsdale and Gloria (Robert) Gilman of Bratt; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be James Robert Gilman, Phillip Gilman, Ray Beasley, III, Jerry Sheppard, James E. Gilman, Robert Gilman.

Family will receive friends, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.

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

Johnny Watson Whitehurst

March 22, 2014

Johnny Watson Whitehurst, a lifetime resident of Cantonment, died March 13, 2014, in Cantonment. He was a retired member of International Brotherhood of Electrical L.U. 676 workers. He was known as “Uncle J” to family, friends and strangers alike. He was an avid fisherman of the Perdido River and touched many lives with his outgoing and giving personality. He will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace “Bubba”. I Love You Daddy.

He is survived by his daughter, Christina Brooke Whitehurst; mother, Edna Whitehurst; father, Johnny Whitehurst, Sr.; sisters, Cathy Garett and Cindy Clark; nephews, Nicholas Clark, Ryan Clark, Zachary Clark, Shaine Garrett and Jordan Garrett; his niece, Ashley Clark; great-nephew, Nicholas Chase Clark and great-niece, Baby Khloie ElizabethGarrett.

Funeral services were held Tuesday,March 18, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Interment was at CloptonCemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Elgia Uriah Petty

March 21, 2014

Mr. Elgia Uriah Petty, 74, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Navy Ship, Saipan.

Mr. Petty was a native of Pensacola and was a resident of Navy Ship, Saipan. Mr. Petty was a U.S. Marine and Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a millwright and worked in the oil fields for various oil companies around the Flomaton and Jay area. He was a graduate of Century High School, where he was star athlete. His parents, Dr. Bill and Nell Petty; two daughters, Tina Petty and Anita Petty and Prentiss mother, Julia Lowery Petty, precede him in death.

Survivors include his daughter, Prentiss (David) Greene of Sylvester, GA; two brothers, Basil (Myung Ja) Petty of Warrior, AL and Joe M. Petty of Bogia; two sisters, Marion (Ronnie) Stedmen of Flomaton and Donna Fillmore of Flomaton; five grandchildren, Nichole (Ryan) Walker of Ellaville, GA, Shawn Greene of Albany, GA, Allison Green of Atlanta, GA, Samuel Colbert of Monroeville and Ashley Green of Sylvester, GA and one great-great grandchild, Julia Suzanne Walker of Ellaville, GA.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Harlan Spencer officiating.

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

Ruth C. Lehmann

March 21, 2014

Loving mother and grandmother, Ruth C. Lehmann, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 19. Ruth, who was a Chicago native, worked as a registered nurse for 40 years. Ruth always had a smile in her face and had a beautiful singing voice. She was active in her church and made a positive difference every where she went. Ruth had a compassionate heart and the ability to see beauty in everything. Ruth resided in Cantonment for the past 20 years.

She is survived by two children, Linnea and George; five grandchildren, Lance, Rachel, Don, Eddie and Sandy. Extended family resides in Minnesota and Michigan.

The family would like to thank The Homestead Village for their genuine care.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Covenant Hospice.

Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel North on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. with funeral services immediately following. Rev. Larry Huff will be officiating.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Luther Franklin Fails, Jr.

March 20, 2014

Luther Franklin Fails, Jr., 62, of Atmore, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Atmore. He was employed by Brantley’s Tires both in Monroeville and Atmore. He was born in Monroe County on December 24, 1951 to the late Luther Franklin and Tennie Crawford Fails, Sr.

He is survived by two sons, Franklin D. (Amanda Hogue) Fails of Atmore, and Freddie (Mandy) Fails of Huxford; one brother, Donnie (Patricia) Fails of Atmore; four sisters, Mary Dow and  Earline Byrd, both of Atmore, Cornelia Mills of Crestview, and Aline Kirby of Evergreen; grandchildren, Frankie and Jesse Fails, Danielle Fails and Anna Hogue.

Services will be Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Odom officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends, Friday, March 21, 2014, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Nathan Nall

March 17, 2014

Nathan Nall, 82, of Nokomis, Ala., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his residence. He owned and operated the Nokomis Trailer Park for many years. He was born in Bratt to the late John Henry and Letitia Conway Nall. He was the State Constable for 16 years in the Nokomis area, served in the U.S. Airforce during 1950-1954, retired from Monsanto 1955-1987, and was a member of the Nokomis Baptist Church. He was a avid fishermen, loved flowers and yard work.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Donnie Ree Nall.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Dorothy Albritton Nall of Atmore;  two sons, Norman (Jewell) Lambert, Sr. of Perdido, and Stephen (Lucille) Nall of Lebanon, TN;  one daughter, Rhonda (Joey) Kelmer of Nokomis, Ala.; four brothers, Felix Nall of Perry, FL,  Dewey Nall and Donald Nall, both of Huxford and Narvez Nall of Washington; three sisters, Juanita Williams of Pensacola, Martez Brockman of Virginia, and Jeanette Markham of Connecticut; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor George W. Marlowe officiating.

Interment will follow in Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Norman C. Lambert, Jr., Audie Coleman, Ronnie Coleman, Leroy Knowles, Tim Albritton and Barney Tyree.

Family will receive friends, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Montez “Stacey” Dreadin

March 17, 2014

Mrs. Montez “Stacey” Dreadin, 76, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Flomaton.

Mrs. Dreadin was a native of Range, Alabama and a resident of Flomaton since 1987. Mrs. Dreadin was a former Vanity Fair employee, was a great cook and attended the Atmore Baptist Temple. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Nathalee Stacey; one brother, Arthur A. Buck Stacey; and seven sisters, Aline Crutchfield, Sallie Howington, Marjorie Woods, Irene Raines, Cricket Stacey, Alice Gorum and Berba Stacey.

She is survived by her husband, Fairrel Dreadin of Flomaton; two sons, Wayne Burnett of Mobile and Keith (Linda) Dreadin of Dothan, AL; four daughters, Theresea (Johnny) Allen of Flomaton, Linda (David) Hadley of Atmore, Wanda Burnett of Dothan, AL and Kathy (William) Ross of Elgin, Scotland; one sister, Ethel Padgett Long of Flomaton; 11 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Odom officiating.

Burial will follow at the Flomaton Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 6 p.m.  until 8 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Joe Chandler, Alvin Brown, Roy Williams, Kenny Stuckey, Cooper Quinn and Jerry McElhaney.

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

James “Jimmy” Slack, Jr.

March 17, 2014

Mr. James “Jimmy” Slack, Jr., 61, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Perdido.

Mr. Slack was a native of Austin, Texas and a resident of Perdido forr the past 10 years. Mr. Slack was a religious man, kind-hearted and loved everyone.

He is survived by his six sons, Robert Landrum of Perdido, Michael Slack of Pensacola, Kevin Slack of Poarch, Steven Ray Slack of Pensacola, J.D. Powers of Perdido and Oscar Powers of Perdido; one daughter, Tricia Powers of Perdido; three sisters, Joann Fenton of Atmore, Cindy Landrum of Austin, TX and Claudine Powers of Perdido; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 21, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Stoney Daw officiating.

Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Alabama State Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be J.D. Powers, Oscar Powers, Billy Rice, Charles Rice, Cecil Thompson and Calvin Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the military.

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

Margaret Elizabeth “Beth” Morris

March 14, 2014

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth “Beth” Morris, age 48, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in a Pensacola hospital.

Mrs. Morris was born in Bay Minette and had been a life long resident of Escambia County, Alabama.  She was a graduate of W.S. Neal High School and worked as an LPN in the health care industry for a number of years.  She was of the Protestant faith.  Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Evelyn Brown, and her grandparents, Cecil and Margaret Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Emmett D. Morris of Flomaton; her father, Wayland Brown of Brewton; a son, Aaron Jacob Morris of Flomaton; a daughter, Ava Nicole Brazil of Flomaton; one brother, Daniel Franklin Brown of Pensacola; and two grandchildren, Michael David Griffis and John Hunter Lee Griffis, both of Flomaton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Bay Minette Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Craver’s Funeral Home on Sunday, March 16, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Ada Ruth Cumbie

March 14, 2014

Ada Ruth Cumbie, 77 of Little River, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Fairhope. She was a homemaker, born in Atmore on September 7, 1936, to Robert Jack and Ada Bell Wall Lassitter.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Hubbert Cumbie and a grandchild, Shane Cumbie.

Survivors include her three sons, Ricky (Joella) Cumbie, Michael (Darlene) Cumbie, and Terry (Diane) Cumbie all of Little River; one daughter, Wanda Blackburn of Bay Minette; three brothers, Rubbert (Eloise) Lassitter of Booneville, Russell (Maxine) Lassitter of Poarch and Milford Lassitter of Atmore; one sister, Shirley White of Booneville; and 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.

Services will be Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cornelious Phillips officiating.

Interment will follow at Mamie’s Chapel.

Family will receive friends Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

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

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