August 18, 2013
Sue Hartfelder, 64, passed away August 16, 2013, in Milton. She was a native of Pennsylvania but was a long-time resident of Pensacola and most recently of Milton. She received her undergraduate degree from Bloomsburg State College in Pennsylvania and her graduate degree from Bradley University in Illinois. From 1983 untiil 2001 Sue worked as a speech pathologist in Pensacola area schools and since 2001, was employed as a speech therapist at Bagdad Elementary School in Santa Rosa County. Her hobbies included gardening, making preserves and especially Jalapeno jelly. She had a special love for children and had a unique ability to relate to children of all ages. Those who love her valued her kindness, generosity, and her abundant energy.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and June Dieffenderfer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Bill Hartfelder (USMC-Ret); three sons, William ‘Burke’ (Kate) Hartfelder III, Rick (Casey) Hartfelder and Greg (Yuka) Hartfelder; six grandchildren, William ‘Will’ Burke Hartfelder IV, twins April and Hayley Hartfelder, Taylor High, Riley High, and Makoto Hartfelder and many friends and former students.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 21 from 12 p.m. until services begin at 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Reverend Clyde Knights will officiate. Burial will follow at Coldwater Creek in Milton.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.
August 16, 2013
Billy Charles Crocker, age 48, a resident of Pensacola, passed away on August 12, 2013.
Bill is survived by his wife of 28 years, Starr M. (Farrell) Crocker; son, Christopher R. Crocker and spouse Michele; daughter, Morgan M. Crocker; granddaughter, Nala G. Crocker; parents, Hugh and Samra Crocker of Lumberton, MS; Barbara Stonebarger of Carrollton, TX; Joseph and Janice Farrell of Slidell, LA; sister, Connie Pearson and partner Calvin Kersey of Weirton, WV; brothers, Jerry Young and spouse Elizabeth of Upper Marlboro, MD; Richard Crocker and spouse Linda of Plano, TX; Patrick Crocker and partner Justin Guiadotti of Euless, TX, Joseph Farrell, Jr. and spouse Angelle of Slidell, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Pine Summit Baptist Church on Friday, August 16, 2013.
Bill is also survived by his beloved pets Bear, Jac, Outback and his grandpup Buster.
His favorite Bible verse is Matthew 4:19, ”And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
August 15, 2013
Mr. James D. Forte, 87 of Atmore, passed away August, 14, 2013, in Atmore. He was born December 2, 1925, in Atmore.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Rev. Otis Thames and Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 16, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Forte requested donations be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Donations can be mailed to Shriners Hospital for Children Attn: Brenda Rubio 815 Market Street Galveston, TX. 77550 or by phone at (800) 241-4438 Memorial for James D. Forte in support for Children’s Hospital in TX.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Atmore, Al.
August 15, 2013
Mr. Charles E. Stewart, 85, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at his home in Stockton where he resided for the past 60 years.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife of 61 years, Inez Stewart of Stockton; two sons, Charles R. Stewart ( Linnie) of Stockton and Frank Stewart ( Tammy) of Perdido; one daughter, JoAnn Stewart of Stockton; 13 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Dean Holiness Church on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Sister. Helen Stewart officiating.
Burial will follow at the Dean Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Omi Adcock, Michael Mayo, Aaron Galloway, J R. Joiner, Greg Day, Bart Mayo.
Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC, is in charge of all arrangements.
August 14, 2013
Curtis Melvin Howard, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on August 9, 2013. Daddy was a loved man and will be missed.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Mavis E. Howard; five children, Karen Thall, Sharon Phillips (Dale), Curtis M. Howard, Jr. (Beth), Stephanie W. Hughes (Lonny), Joseph B. Howard (Trisha); 14 grandchildren, Jared, Aubrey, Matthew and Zachary Thall of Port St. Lucie; Kristen, Kayla, Kasey, Karmen, Jacob and Jesse Hughes of Pensacola; Kayla J, Aden Howard, Tristin and Leila Randolph of Robertsdale; one great-grandchild, Gabriella Thall of Port St. Lucie; five sisters, Joyce, Delores, Barbara Jean, Elaine, Marilyn; two brothers, Bobby and Earl and his little dog Jackson.
Daddy loved fishing with his sons and grandkids, family get togethers and cookouts. He loved Alabama Football (Roll Tide Daddy) and joking around a good camp fire.
We love you daddy and will see you again soon!
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in daddy’s name to Olive Baptist Church Financial Office, 1836 E. Olive Rd., Pensacola, FL 32514, for the Charis House Ministry and Most Excellent Way Jail Ministry.
Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2013, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Cross Faith Church located at 5107 Highway 29 in Molino with a memorial service following immediately.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North has been entrusted with arrangements.
August 14, 2013
Mary Nell Meitzler, 79 of Atmore, passed away Monday, August 12, 2013, at Century. She was retired as a seamstress for 33 years with Vanity Fair Mills. She was born in Monroe County, AL, on January 9, 1935, to the late Luther Bryant and Ollie Mae Hayles Stafford. She was a member of Atmore Church of God.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Meitzler.
Survivors include two sons, Larry (Pat) Meitzler of Walnut Hill and Ellis “Bubba”(Angie) Meitzler of Canoe; one sister, Jewell Mae Melvin of Atmore; two grandsons, Michael Meitzler and John Victor.
Services will be Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryars officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of all arrangements.
August 14, 2013
Micheal is survived by his mother and step-father Shelia and Allen Griffin; sisters, Cheri and Tiffani Griffin, all of Pensacola; special grandmother, Gloria Sims, of Molino; father, Donnie (Sue) Lee of Biloxi; aunt, Sharon Ford of Jasper, GA; uncle, Joe Sims of Tallahassee and Larry Ford of Atlanta; and special uncle and aunt Darnell and Janay Sims of Gonzalez; cousins Branden Ford of New York City, Darnell Ford of Atlanta, Erica Sims and Jalisa Houston of Tallahassee; special cousins, Glenda and Lacheka Weaden, and Edward and Amber Wilson all of Pensacola; and godparents, Lewis and Velma Robinson of Pensacola.
Funeral services will be held August 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church on North Davis Highway, with the Rev. Frank Jenkins officiating.
Internment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pensacola.
Friends may visit from 12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m., August 15, 2013, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
August 14, 2013
Teddy Jay Kirkland passed away on August5, 2013. Teddy was born February 20, 1954. He grew up with his family in Chumuckla. He worked as a carpenter by trade for over 30 years. He worked at Monsanto until he tried to venture out start his own family business with his son, Jason Kirkland until Jason’s untimely death. He then returned to work at Solutia. He worked hard and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Teddy was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ruth Gavin; father, Edgar Paul; and his son, Jason Kirkland.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Paul, two children, Matthew Kirkland and Kelley Cody; four grandchildren, Peyton Cody, Mason Cody, Jasyslon Kirkland, and James Kirkland; two brothers, Johnny Kirkland and Darryl Paul; and sister, Sheila Morris.
Viewing to be held on Friday, August 16, at 5 p.m. with services to follow at 6 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Jay Funeral Home.
August 14, 2013
Jerry Franklin Fields, Sr., age 75, of the Cobbtown Community passed away August 12, 2013, at Jay Hospital. He was born to Jessie and Ira Fields on November 20, 1937, in Crestview. He was a member of the Cobbtown Holiness Church and loved serving the Lord. He served in the US Army and later went into construction.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Fields; mother, Ira Fields; brother, William L. Fields and brother-in-law, Bill Morgan.
He is survived by his sons, Jerry Jr. (Jennifer) Fields, Randy (Tracy) Fields and John (Carrie) Fields; brother, Jackie (Anita) Fields; sisters, Katie (Larry) Glover, Jessie Mae Stone, and Beth Morgan; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Ellen Pennington. He was a loving son, father, and brother and will be truly missed.
A visitation will be held at Jay Funeral Home on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jim Lassister officiating.
Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.
A special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice and Jay Hospital and staff.
Active pallbearers will be Uncle Jackie, Lester Black Jr., Tim Floyd, Rob Jackson, Brandon Parker, and Samuel Lassister.
Honorary pallbearers are Bro. Black Sr., Bro. Went, Bro. Tony, Shannon Flynn, Donald Cobb, Andrew Barrell, Leroy Cobb, and Stanley Whitfield.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
August 13, 2013
Cheyenne Glenn, age 17, of Jay was taken away suddenly from results of an ATV accident on August 8, 2013. Cheyenne was a happy girl who always brightened up a room. She was full of love and very affectionate. She loved the outdoors, shopping, being with her family and all of the little ones she helped take care of like her nieces, nephews, and some that weren’t family, but she had spent so much time with them and treated them like they were her family. She was her mother’s glue and rock for their family.
At the age of 17, she still wanted mom to hold her and she did it every day. Cheyenne loved and lived the outdoors and was a country girl at heart taken away too soon.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mike Germany; great-grandmother, Rita Hagesteded and uncle, Robby Ashcraft.
She is survived by her mom, Cynthia Forbes and stepfather, Tim Bauldree; father, Don Glenn Jr.; sisters, Nicole Forbes and Ashley Bauldree; grandparents, Mae Forbes, Ray J. Hammack, and Don and Laura Glenn; aunts, Amanda Kay Ashcraft and Heather Brown; uncle, Timmy Hammack; cousins, Felicia Ashcraft, Misti Ashcraft, Randall Ashcraft, and Blake and Dylan Brown; niece, Kayleigh Forbes; nephews, Jaden and Hunter Simmons and a special little girl Jadynn Dannelley who was in the accident with her.
Cheyenne will truly be missed by all that knew and loved her. The family would like to thank everyone for all their support, love, donations, food, calls, prayers, and everything else that they have shown my family during this difficult time and a special thank you to Crystal Ladner for being her rock during this time.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Center. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Walling Cemetery. Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.