Robert B. “Bobby” Woods, Jr.

August 16, 2016

Mr. Robert B. “Bobby” Woods, Jr., age 73, of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Atmore. He was a retired Chemical Control Operator and Fire Medic with Monsanto after forty years of service. He was born in Escambia County, AL to the late Robert B. and Vella Greek Woods, Sr.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Patrick Ryan Burkett.

Mr. Woods is survived by one son, Marshall Robert (Sabrina) Woods of Vernon FL; two daughters, Suzanne (John) Sirmon and Blair (Mark) Burkett, all of Atmore; grandchildren, Daniel, Shaun, Justin, Wesley, Erin, Marshall, Houston, Saylor and Eldon; five great-grandchildren, friends and cousins, Harold Allen and JoAnne Cooper.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Debora bishop officiating. Interment  followed in Mothershed Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Wesley Sirmon, Justin Emmons, Marshall Burkett, Shane Cooper, Dennis Biggs and Rodney Biggs.

The family received friends Monday, August 22, 2016, from 6 to 8 Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home

Chris Lamar Dempsey

August 16, 2016

Mr. Chris Lamar Dempsey, age 60, of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in Mobile. He was a painter for A to Z Handyman. He was born in Atlanta to the late Peter Bartlett and Edna Sisk Dempsey, Jr. He was affiliated with Atmore First Assembly of God.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Alexander and a brother, Randy Dempsey

Mr. Dempsey is survived by his wife, Tina Dobson Dempsey of Atmore; six sons, Greg (Dori) Glawson of Buford, GA, Stephen Dempsey, Hody (Jennifer) Dempsey, Dusty (Marla) Dempsey, all of Tuscaloosa, AL, Sammy LePone and Joey LePone, both of Santa Rosa Beach.; two daughters, Shannon (Randy) Taylor and Samantha Croker, both of Atmore; one brother, Darrell (Margaret) Pugh of Franklin, GA; two sisters, Velvarae Oglesby and Roxanne (Jim) Shifflet both of Atmore; twelve grandchildren, Mackenzie and Cope Dempsey, Luke and Natalie Dempsey, Brandon Glawson, Daniel, Jon Michael and Memphis Croker, Dustin Chambers, Jr., Mason and Caleb Taylor and Sophia LePone; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Rusty, Connie, Sandy, Marie, Douglas, Kenneth, Thomas, Rebecca, Crystal, Eric, Uta, Patricia, Rose, Alesha, Cory, Joni, Michael, Amber, Daniel, Emily, John Chandler and a multitude of friends in Atlanta and Destin.

Memorial services were held Friday, August 19, 2016, at 5 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with his nephew’s, Michael Dempsey and Cory Dempsey speaking.

The family received friends Friday, August 19, 2016,, 4 p.m. until service at 5 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Janice Tillman Enfinger

August 15, 2016

Janice Tillman Enfinger, 74, of Molino passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Janice was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She spent many hours of her time taking her children and grandchildren to countless activities including swim meets, ballgames and after school activities.

One of her favorite places to go was the waterpark. Also, she had a love for slot machines at the casino. She was loved and will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her father, Shelton Tillman; mother, Ester Sanspree and her brother, Danny Roy Tillman. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph H. Enfinger; daughters, Belinda (Horace) Lowery and Anita (Jerry) Nellums, grandchildren, Lisa (Devin) Appelquist, Joe (Cybil) Lowery, Joshua Lowery, Kristina Nellums and Daniel Nellums; great-grandchildren, Danielle Lowery, Katelyn Garrison, Heather Lowery, Hailey Garrison, Mikey Lowery, Austin Lowery and Belinda Lowery; great-great- grandchildren, Colton, Kennedy and Gabrielle; her sister, Helen Williams; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Joe Lowery, Devin Applequist, John Nellums, Josh Levins, Tommy Sheffield and Russell McAnally.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 15, 2016 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Mashburn officiating. Interment will follow at Aldersgate Cemetery.

Wayne Campbell Blanchett

August 10, 2016

Wayne Campbell Blanchett of Cantonment, passed away August 3, 2016. Wayne was born in Abbeville, SC. He was a longtime member of Victory Assembly Church, served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years and retired as a Master Chief. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Wayne is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Dot Blanchett; daughter, Joyce LaWayne Blanchett and great grandson, Aiden Riley Henry.

He is survived by his daughters, Deby Slack and Jennifer Jackson; grandchildren, Wayne Slack and his wife Carla, Derek Slack and his wife Shannon; Carlie Severin, Abbie Huff and Cade Jackson; great-grandchildren, Marley and Piper Slack, Emmy and Ethan Severin; three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Victory Assembly Church with Bro. Jeff McKee will be officiating.

Interment to follow at Eastern Gate Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Wayne Seal

August 10, 2016

The exceptional life of Charles Wayne Seal ended on August 7, 2016. He was born in very modest beginnings to the late Wiley and Dora Seal in Picayune, MS on May 15, 1938. After high school graduation he attended Louisiana State University where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree followed by an enlistment in the US Army as second lieutenant. He returned to LSU to gain a Master of Science and began a lifelong career in education. In 1977, he completed his Doctorate from Auburn University. He retired in 1995 from Pensacola Junior College where he was a Professor of Biology. Both as a student and teacher, he received numerous honors and recognition which he mostly chose to dismiss. He considered his time in the classroom and success of his hundreds of students his greatest professional accomplishment.

Through his life as with most, there was change, ebb and flow, that brought him to his marriage to Julia Nelson Seal in 1976. With his two daughters and her two sons, they created a family that has continued to grow. Together, Rhonda Effron Brown, her husband, Ryan Brown, of Kalispell, MT, her children, Charla Vail Effron, Tanner Effron and Connor Effron; Charla Quaranta, her husband, Sam Quaranta of Milton, their children Spencer Quaranta, Max Quaranta and Zachary Quaranta; Matthew Seal, his wife, Teri of Gulf Shores, and Micah Seal, his daughters, Annalise Seal and Ashley Seal of Alexandria, LA, they have made the very full life Chuck so richly deserved.

Retirement was filled with travel, mostly grand adventures, some rather ordinary and planning the next one. Mixed in with lots and lots of books, LSU football, a Tanqueray martini, good tunes and there was always Julia.

Chuck is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mildred Nelson of Pensacola; brothers, Sam Seal of Augusta, GA, James Seal of Ocean Springs,MS; and sister, Theodosia Mitchell of Pass Christian, MS.

In keeping with his wishes and the family’s, there will be no formal service. We ask that he be remembered in sunsets and sunrises. Always in our hearts.

“Darling, save the last dance for me.”

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with arrangements.

Joseph Salvador De Seno

August 10, 2016

Joseph Salvador De Seno 72, of Atmore, passed away August 9, 2016. He was born on December 11, 1943, in Mobile to the late John S. and Ruth Welsh De Seno. He served in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Ronee De Seno of Atmore; three sons, Shawn Mark (Sara) of Lillian, AL; Mason Barett (Tabitha) Frazier of Birmingham, AL. and Joseph Carson De Seno of Atmore; one daughter, Bethany De Seno (Neal) Tindol of Enterprise, AL; siblings, Daivd Turner, Pat Maine, Debbie Roberson, and Diane Van Dusen, all of Florida and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 3 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Seales officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers family request donations to be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation (

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Delores Kimmons Pugh

August 7, 2016

Esther Delores Kimmons Pugh, 77, of Century, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. She was a homemaker. She was born on March 1, 1939 in Byrneville. She was Assembly of God faith.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle Kimmons Ledkins; husband, Elbie Jake Pugh; and one grandson, Aaron Jake Pugh.

Survivors include Larry Lynn (Charlene) Pugh, Sr. of Atmore; two daughters, Elaine Pugh and Linda Faye Pugh, both of Jay; grandchildren, Jennifer Faye Pugh, Matthew Kyle (Brittany) Luker, Larry Lynn (Micaela) Pugh, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Cadyn Blake Luker, Kaysun Alex Zander Luker, Kyler Brantley Pugh and Kali Luker and many friends.

Graveside services were held Friday, August 5, 2016, at Jay Cemetery. Interment will follow in Jay Cemetery with Bro. Earl Green officiating.

Active pallbearers are Larry Pugh, Jr. Matthew Luker, John Brown, Austin Johnson, Nathan Riley and C.J. Freeman.

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

Douglas Lambert

August 4, 2016

Mr. Douglas Lambert, 74, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016, at a local nursing home. Mr. Lambert was born on January 24, 1942, in Fruitdale, AL and was a resident of Atmore for most of his life.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Nellie Ann Lambert; parents, Angus Lambert and Emma Presley Reed; and one sister, Helen Gipson Burkett.

He is survived by his two sons, Doug (Dana) Lambert of Forney, TX, and Aaron (Kim) Lambert of Molino; one daughter, Rhonda (Hubert) Rolin of Atmore; three brothers, Donald (Judy) Lambert of Walnut Hill, John Earl Reed of Houston, TX, and James Reed of Cleveland, TX; and four sisters, Gaynell Vaughn of Arab, AL, Viola Conn of Atmore, Lagatha Lilly of New Caney, TX, and Wanda (Kerry) Vowels of Houston, TX; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and very special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Gipson and Rev. Ricky Tedder officiating.

Burial will follow at the Serenity Garden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandi Lewis, Brittany Hartley, Traci Boyington, Kelli Boyington, Jessica Lambert, Courtney Lambert and Lexus Lambert.

Honorary pallbearers will be LiLi Hartley, Kylee Brantley and Sadie Lambert.

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

Theresa Louise Evans

August 4, 2016

Theresa Louise “Tweet” Evans, 58, of Cantonment, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016. She was born February 10, 1958, to the late Benjamin and Vera Cartwright McCrory. She was a homemaker. She was family oriented, loved the beach, was an avid reader and life of the party. She also loved musicals and old movies and especially loved her dogs.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Benjamin McCrory.

She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Hallman Evans; daughters, Amanda Evans of Canton, GA, Amber (Jason) McCurley of Cartersville, GA, and Ashley Cox of Canton, GA; grandchildren, Cierra McCurley, Jacob McCurley and Paisley McCurley of Cartersville, GA, and Zoe Cox of Canton, GA; brothers, Daryl McCrory, Michael McCrory, Eddie McCrory; sisters, Adonna Rutland and Cynthia (Bart) Gaines; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jacob McCurley, Jason McCurley, Tom Norris, Mark Coburn, Bart Gaines and Artice Skipper.

Visitation will be Friday, August 5, 2016, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. with Brother Roy Chewning officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family would appreciate donations be made to Faith Chapel Funeral Home towards the funeral cost.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Jacob Smith

August 4, 2016

Eugene Jacob “Jake” Smith was born to the late Ike and Rhoda Unruh Smith on January 19, 1922, in Copeland, Kansas. He went to his eternal home on July 29, 2016, at the Atmore Nursing Center, his earthly home for the last year and two months, reaching 94 years of age. His passing was quiet and peaceful with his wife and family surrounding him. He was very clear in his mind to the end, responding to his son, Larry, when he arrived from Arizona as though he was waiting for him, and then within minutes, quietly slipped away. He was a member of the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church. He was a farmer, hard worker, talented carpenter and assisted in building many of the homes and dairy barns.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; one son-in-law, Kale Schneider; one grandson; two great-grandsons; one brother; three brothers-in-law; and four sisters-in-law.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 74 years, Eunice Eicher Smith of Brooksville, MS as they were married on June 14, 1942 in Summerdale, AL; one son, Larry (Karen) Smith of Surprise, Arizona; three daughters, Donna Schneider of Bratt, Patricia (Mark) Johnson and Marilyn (Royce) Schneider, all of Walnut Hill; 17 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren; four brothers-in-law, Ward and Dolly Eicher, Willie and Lois Eicher , Wallace and Judy Eicher and Wendell and Mary Eicher; two sisters-in-law, Althea Dyck, and Imo and Wilbert Peters as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Services were held Wednesday, August 3, 2016, from the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church with ministers, Carlos Koehn, Mike Koehn, Wilbert Peters, and Galen Harms officiating.

Interment was in Walnut Hill Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers were Ronnie Schneider, Anthony Schneider, Clifton Smith, Mervin Smith, Perry Schneider, and Greg Schneider.

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

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