Kim Sims

October 12, 2013

Mrs. Kim Sims, 41, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013, in Bratt.

Mrs. Sims was a native of Century, a former longtime resident of McDavid,  and had resided in Bratt  for the past 2 years. She was a school bus driver for Escambia County Florida Board of Education for 14 years and employee of Brewton Stockyard. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.

Survivors include her father and mother, James and Tiny Waters of Flomaton; husband  Greg Sims of Bratt; two sons, Dak Sims of Bratt and Jeremy Sims of Gainesville; one daughter, Haley Sims of Bratt; one brother, Jamie Waters of Flomaton; one sister, Ashley Waters of Flomaton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Dervin Spears officiating.

Burial will follow at the Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, October 14, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until funeral time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Sims, Wes Sims, Josh Sims, Greg Therrell, Nathan Therrell and Sammy Portwood.

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

Berta Molly Carr

October 10, 2013

Berta Molly Carr 83, of Atmore, passed away October 8, 2013, at her residence. She was born July 25, 1931, in Perdido. She was a devoted member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Atmore and to her community. She was a volunteer with Covenant Hospice where she won an award for her service. Her mother, Gladys Vaughn Stacey, husband Charles H. Carr and her brother Joseph Flowers precede her in death. She was an assistant administrator at Oschner Clinic in New Orleans and was known for her gardening and floral designs.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Carr of Atmore; granddaughter, Gabrielle Anne; brothers, James (Pat) Flowers of Warren Robbins, GA, Frank (Pat) Flowers of Everett, WA; sister, Reevis Merritt of Atmore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Mark McDonald officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 202 South Carney Street, Atmore, AL 36502.

Ruby Drew James

October 8, 2013

Ruby Drew James, 87 of Atmore, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, in Atmore. She was a homemaker, born in Atmore on May 17, 1926, to the late Dewitt and Alvenia Green Drew. She was a member of the Pine Level Primitive Baptist Church of Atmore.

She was married to Harold James for 40 wonderful years, who precedes her in death. She also is preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Drew, Carl Drew, Gene Drew and Julian Drew; two sisters, Gladys Criswell Solomon and Liz Weaver.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra (Gary) Hare of Atmore, Joan (Gerald) Malone of Bay Minette and Cathy (Steve) McKinley of Atmore; two sisters, Georgia Brooks of Atmore and Ann (Wayne) Sanders of Lawrenceville, GA; five grandchildren, Connie (Chris) Wilson; Jeff (Emily) Malone; Lisa (Brian) Wheatley; Jan (Adam) Smith and Vicki (Seth) Dettling; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday October 09, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Grindle officiating. Music will be rendered by grandson Hunter Dettling and cousin Blake Presley.

Interment will follow in Pine Level Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jeff Malone, Adam Smith, Dustin Wilson, Chuck Brooks, Will Malone, and Chris Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers are her caretakers, Stacy Stokes, Linda Peacock, Sharon Webb and Toni Boutwell.

Family will receive friends, Wednesday October 09, 2013 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements

Dennis George Westervelt

October 8, 2013

Dennis George Westervelt, 73 of Atmore, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 in Atmore. He was a Kodak display organizer, born in Bronx, N.Y. on February 08, 1940, to the late Eugene George and Geneviève Pickard Westervelt. He served his country by serving in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Rhodes Westervelt of Atmore; four daughters, Denise Eckdahl of Connecticut, Susan Hillie of New Jersey, Lisa Conner and Danielle Guinter both of Pennsylvania; and 10 grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday, October 07, 2013, in Judson Cemetery with military honors.

Interment was in Judson Cemetery.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.

Rachel Powell

October 8, 2013

Rachel Powell, 82, a native of Evergreen, AL and a longtime resident of Cantonment,  passed away October 15, 2013.

She had a green thumb for growing roses and gladiolas and enjoyed gardening very much. Mrs. Powell was an excellent cook, especially pecan pies, chicken and dumplings, apple tarts, and fried chicken. She was an avid student of the Bible and was a member of First Baptist Church Cantonment for more than 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John Powell; son, Rodney Powell and six brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Beverly (Gary) Kubina; son, Jeffrey (Dianne) Powell; grandchildren: Michael, Makenna, and Matthew Powell; and brother, Roger (Hazel) Kearley; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 18, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in Cantonment. The funeral service will be conducted from the Chapel of Faith Chapel Funeral Home North at 7:30 pm.

Interment will be in Arkadelphia Cemetery in Evergreen, AL on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 11 a.m.  Dr. Will Stone and Reverend. Larry Huff officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice or to Alzheimer’s Family Services.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL is entrusted with arrangements.

Kathy L. Godwin

October 5, 2013

Mrs. Kathy L. Godwin, age 55 of Flomaton,passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013, in a Pensacola health care facility.

Mrs. Godwin was a native and life long resident of the Brewton area. She was a member of the Flomaton High School class of 1977, and she worked as the Lunchroom Manager at McCall School. She was a member of Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Godwin was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie Hayward Wilson and Christine Dewberry Wilson.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. Lendle Godwin of Flomaton; two daughters, Kristy (Greg) Barlow of Flomaton, and Amanda (Dax) Selario of Bridgeport, WV; one sister, Samantha Kay (Paul) Howell of Flomaton; three grandchildren, Darcy, Zoe & Gabbie Selario; special nephew, Ethan Howell; and numerous friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Henderson and Rev. Rusty Burnham officiating.

Interment was in Beulah Cemetery.

Mary Ethel Wyatt

October 5, 2013

Mrs. Mary Ethel Wyatt, age 95, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013, at her Jay residence.

Mrs. Wyatt was born in Escambia County, Ala. She had been a resident of Dixonville, Fla., since 1938, coming from North Brewton. She was a homemaker and was a member of McLellan Church of Christ, and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Wyatt was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James T. Wyatt, and a daughter, Shirley White.

She is survived by a son, Fred (Pat) Wyatt of Huntsville, AL; four grandchildren, Rusty (Tricia) Wade of Flower Mound, TX, Bill (Teresa) Wade of Newnan, GA, Mima (Jack) Floyd of Jay, and Brian (Patricia) Wyatt of Oakridge, TN; five great-grandchildren, Kathleen Wade, and Jessica Wade, both of Flower Mound, TX, Morgan Floyd, and Mallory Floyd, both of Jay and McCarron Wyatt of Oakridge, TN.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Minister Charles Dixon officiating.

Interment will follow in Dixonville Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Craver’s Funeral Home on Monday, October 7, 2013,  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Thomas, Bill Thompson, Kenny Flowers, Jeff Locklin, Tony Stokes, and Steve Locklin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rita Sellers, Patsy Klingler, and Karen Lindsey.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Rita Sellers, Patsy Klingler, Karen Lindsey, and Michelle from Emerald Coast Hospice for all the loving care given to Mrs. Wyatt.

Gracie Ellen Weekly Smith

October 5, 2013

Gracie Ellen Weekly Smith, 76 of Atmore, passed away on Monday, September 30,2013, in Atmore. She was a homemaker, born in Baldwin County, on October 17, 1936, to the late Ficher and Annie Stewart Weekley.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Smith; granddaughter, Tracy Ramer; two brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Terry (Pam) Weekly of Manvel, TX, and Christopher (Miranda Holland) Ramer of Perdido; one daughter, Sheila (Vernon) Ramer of Perdido; one sister, Luverne (Andrew) Mitchem of Perdido; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, October 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wendell Hadley officiating.

Interment was in Hall’s Fork Church of Christ Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Tommy Weekley, Clint Weekley, Christopher Ramer, Nathan Styron, Donnie Blackmon, Scott Harris, and Morgan Mills.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.

Dorothy Ann Bolton

October 2, 2013

Dorothy Ann Bolton, age 69 of Cantonment, passed away on September 29, 2013. Dorothy loved making dolls and clothing and other items for the dolls.

She was preceded in death by her parents Buddie and Getsia Spurgeon; two brothers, Floyd H. Spurgeon and Erbon Spurgeon.

Mrs. Bolton is survived by her husband Daniel Bolton; two daughters, Shonda (Randy) Allred, Cathy (Kip) Jones; son, Danny (Sandra) Bolton; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Tommy) Reed, Danny Bolton Jr., Amanda Allred, Bryan Bolton, Noelle Jones, Brandon Allred, Sarah Jones, Micaela Bolton; three great grandchildren, Kara Reed, Clayton Reed, Gage Gueder and another on the way; three brothers, Jimmy Spurgeon, Jerry (Jenny) Spurgeon, Elmer (Blanche) Spurgeon.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 6-8 p.m.at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral will be on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 2 p.m.at the funeral home with the burial to follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.

Juliaette Wearren Hanks

October 2, 2013

Mrs. Juliaette Wearren Hanks, 77, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013, in Bratt.

Mrs. Hanks was a native and life long resident of Bratt. Mrs. Hanks was in Women on Missions and attended the First Baptist Church of Bratt.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Cary Sylvester Hanks of Bratt; two sons, Cary Sylvester (Anne) Hanks, Jr. of Maylene, AL and Steven Lamar (Theresa) Hanks of Bratt; one daughter, Susan Denise (Rick) Amerson of Bratt; two sisters, Allie Mae Sexton of Bratt and Vivian Brown of Pensacola; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Bratt Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Wood and Rev. Delbert Redditt officiating.

Burial will follow at the Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 10 a.m. until funeral time at 11 a.m. at the Bratt Baptist Church

Pallbearers will be David Amerson, Brian Amerson, Rick Amerson, Steve Hanks, Brett Hanks and Davy Hanks. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Amerson and Jeremy Hanks.

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

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