April 19, 2013
Donna Redmon Thompson, born April19, 1954, passed away April 15, 2013.
Remarkable and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend has ended her battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bradley, and her parents, Henry “Battle” and Lavada Redmon.
She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Larry; her son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Traci Thompson; three grandchildren, Chandler Ervin (Ben), Chase and Tradley; three sisters, Marilyn Brantley, Sharon Blanton and her twin, Debra Rigby, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, an aunt and uncle and her mother-in-law, Jeanette.
Donna was an active member of Scenic Hills Church of Christ where she spent many hours teaching bible classes and helping others.
She is the co-founder of the local Miracle League Ball Park where she and Larry made a dream come true for hundreds in our local special needs community. Donna worked as a secretary/operator of Professional Air for 35 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Miracle League.
Pallbearers will be Eric Smith, Chris Pinney, Herb Smith, Jerry Caine, Josh Jennings and Vincent Andrys.
Funeral Service will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013,. at Gateway Church of Christ with Pastor Kyle Rye officiating. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
April 19, 2013
Mr. Barry Alan Gross, 63 of Brewton, passed away April 18, 2013, in Brewton.
He was born October 7, 1949, in Bremerton, WA. He served in the United States Navy. He was a retired machinist with civil service. He is preceded in death by his parents Joe Russell and Myrtis Louise Bryan Gross and son Alan Gross.
He is survived by his sister, Myrna Gross Howell of Jay and his family and friends.
Private inurnment will follow in McCullough Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
April 18, 2013
Michael James Staples was born January 3, 1962, to Janie Staples and the late W. D. Staples in Monroe County. He departed this life on April 16, 2013, at Atmore Community Hospital.
Michael was a deacon at Grove Hill Baptist Church in Eliska. He was a celebrated musician and played lead guitar every Sunday at Zion Star A.M.E. Zion Church in Atmore. His career began as a volunteer fireman at 17 years of age with the Atmore Fire Department. He became employed there on December 31, 1981, as a fireman, and retired as assistant chief on September 28, 2012.
In his passing he leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife, Hayley Staples; his loving and devoted mother, Mrs. Janie Staples, both of Atmore; three sons, Delron (Mieshia) Staples of Atmore, SN Jonathon J. Stallworth, U.S. Navy, Unit 490, Fort Sam Houston, TX and Malcolm English of Atmore and a foster son, PVT. Tony Mae, U.S. National Guard, Fort Leonard Wood Military Branch, Crocker, MO.; three brothers, Edwin Bruce (Sharon) Staples of Round Rock, TX, Larry Staples and Kenneth Staples, of Atmore; mother-in-law, Pearline C. Andrews of Uriah, AL; two sister-in-laws, Alfreda Andrews (Bill – deceased), Barbara Ingram (Econuel) of Atlanta; one brother-in-law, James L. Andrews (Laura) of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Kameren and Jaylen Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends as well as his faithful and devoted church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Grace Fellowship Church. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Mayberry Funeral Home in Atmore. His body will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral hour Saturday.
April 17, 2013
Mrs. Mary Ann White, 70, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Century.
Mrs. White was a native of Evergreen, Ala., and a resident of Century for the past 49 years. Mrs. White was known for her beautiful flowers and her caring and giving spirit. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God. Her parents, Terry & Edna Lee; sister, Mildred Earl Lee; and brother, Terry Ceylon Lee, precede her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, John W. White, Jr. of Century; one son, Matt (Melissa) White of Crestview; two daughters, Angie (Brenton) Kelley of Century and Kimberly (Craig) Burkett of Byrneville; five brothers, Leon (Carolyn) Lee of Port St. Joe, Fla., Bobby Lee of Century, Paul Lee of Century, Thurston (Kathy) Lee of Moss Point, Mississippi and Lincoln (Bobbie) Lee of Moss Point, Mississippi; two sisters, Linda (Lee) White of Century and Darlene Lee of Byrneville; five grandchildren, Daniel (Nikki) Kelley, Trent (Konner) White, Jill (Jeffery Steadham) Kelley, Jonathan Burkett and David Burkett.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God with Rev. Shelton Kindig, Rev. Eric Bryan and Rev. Mike Daniels officiating.
Burial will follow at the Beulah Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God.
Pallbearers will be Alton White, Darrel Simpson, Jimmy Flannigan, Burley Townson, Randy Murph and Monte Crabtree.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC is in charge of all arrangements.
April 16, 2013
Stephen Grant Jogan, Captain, United States Navy, Retired, age 70, passed away at his Barrineau Park home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Captain Jogan was born September 8, 1942, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from Monmouth University in 1964 with a BA in Political Science. During his 27- year career as a Naval Flight Officer, he earned the following awards and decorations: Defense Superior Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Navy “E” Ribbon; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one Bronze Star. He has over 250 combat support hours (Vietnam) and more than 250 carrier landings.
Captain Jogan proudly served his country aboard various naval facilities and ships: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS North Island (CA), NS Quonset Point (RI), NAS Pensacola (FL), Naval Station Jacksonville, (FL), NAS Norfolk, (VA) (twice), NS Dam Neck (VA), NAS Miramar(CA) ; USS Kearsarge (CVS 33), USS Wasp (CVS-18), USS Intrepid (CVS-11), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42), and the USS America (CV-66). In 1981, he took command of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 which deployed aboard the USS Enterprise (CVA-65) from San Diego, CA. In 1985, Captain Jogan served as the Director, Joint Naval Applications Directorate (HQ USAFE/DON) and as the Officer in Charge, CINCUSNAVEUR Detachment, Ramstein AB, Germany. Captain Jogan retired in August of 1991.
After his retirement, Captain Jogan volunteered his time at the Barrineau Park Historical Society and Community Center, the Barrineau Park Elementary School, and served as lector at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and held several offices on the Parish Council.
Captain Jogan was preceded in death by his parents, Helen (Borkowski) and Stephen Jogan. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gina (Venettozzi) Jogan; two children, Christina (Alvin) Joseph and John (Stephanie) Jogan; five grandchildren Ashley Jogan, Ryan Joseph, Madison Jogan, Grant Jogan, Milo Jogan, and great grand-son, Reese Jogan; his sister, Brenda Jogan and brother Robert (Doreen) Jogan and eight nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (Hwy 196-W Barrineau Park Rd). Internment, with military honors, will be at 2 p.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery aboard NAS Pensacola. Trahan Family Funeral Home, 430 Beverly Parkway is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice or to the Barrineau Park Historical Society Scholarship Fund (P.O. Box 508, Molino, FL 32577).
Special thanks to Shari Rousch, R.N. and Emerald Coast Hospice.
April 16, 2013
Mary Louise Milligan, 89, of Pensacola, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.
She was born in Ellisville, MS, and retired from Monsanto. After her retirement, she was employed with Whales Dress Shop for many years. Mary loved to fish and spend time with her family. She was a member of Calvary Way Full Gospel Church.
Preceded in death are her husband, Allen Milligan; two brother and four sisters.
Survivors include her five children, Jean Murphy (Bill), James Hill (Sue), Patsy Akins, Mary Hill (Bobby Boatwright) and Billy J. Hill, Sr. (Deloris); 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Calvary Way Full Gospel Church with funeral services following at 1:00 pm with Reverend Carl Shiver, Reverend Jim Diamond and Reverend Mitch Turner officiating.
Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Dewey White, Brad Thompson, Terry McDaniel, Jerry McDaniel, Norman McDaniel, Terry Hill, Timmy McDaniel, Johnny Hill, Steven Hill and Tim Ryan.
Special thanks are extended to Pastor Carl Shiver, Pastor Jim Diamond and Covenant Hospice at West Florida Hospital for their compassionate care of Mary Louise Milligan.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
April 16, 2013
Leatrece Jeanette Nall Wolske surely went singing into God’s home of eternal love and grace on April 6, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Born July 9, 1925, in Atmore, she was one of five children and the youngest daughter of Stephen C. and Florence E. Nall. She grew up and lived in the Bellview area of Pensacola, where she completed Tate High School and was an active member of Bellview Baptist Church, its choir and programs for many years.
Leatrece had a beautiful talent for engaging and entrusting herself to people wherever she lived. Throughout her life she developed many caring, devoted and loving friendships. She was one of the beautiful flowers along life’s path that brought joy to each heart that she touched.
Late in life she married Leonard Wolske and moved to Cary, Illinois. After her husband’s death, she moved to Fredericksburg, Texas, where she lived near her sister for many years. She was a well-loved and faithful childrens’ helper and door greeter of Faith Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.
In her last years, she valiantly struggled with the increasingly debilitating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, from which she succumbed.
She is survived by her sister, Eleanor and her brother, Stephen and a loving bunch of nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas on Thursday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Faith Bellview Baptist Church, Pensacola; Faith Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Texas; or Alzheimers organization of choice.
April 16, 2013
Elizabeth P. Morrow, 75 of Atmore, passed away Tuesday April 16, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker, born in Robinsonville, AL, on March 24, 1938, to the late Albert and Minnie Thompson Philyaw, Sr.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Morrow.
She is survived by two sons, David (Lisa) Morrow and Mark Morrow and one daughter, Shirley (Michael) Boatwright, all of Atmore; two grandchildren, Brianna Morrow and Barret Matthew Boatwright; one brother, Albert (Venetia) Philyaw, Jr. of Booneville, AL; and six sisters, Betty (Jack) Sharpless, Virgie Gohagin, Willie Mae (Larry) Shiver, Elaine (Billy) Morgan, Alice (James) Hall and Jannie (Don) Boutwell of Atmore.
Services will be Thursday April 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leo Luker, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Wednesday evening April 17, 2013, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
April 15, 2013
Mr. Clifton Franklin Jerkins, 73, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Pensacola.
Mr. Jerkins was a native of Little Rock, Ala., former resident of Pensacola, and a resident of Elsanor, Ala., since 1990.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Hanks Jerkins of Elsanor; five sons, Dean Jerkins of Atmore, John Key of Palatka, FL, Jack Key of Pensacola, Joe Key of Robertsdale, and James Key of Robertsdale; two daughters, Denise Tillman of Elsanor and Janice Mathis of Robertsdale; and sixteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel with Rev. Gary Fox officiating.
Burial will follow at the Christian Home Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 1 p.m. until service time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dean Jerkins, John Key, Jack Key, Joe Key, James Key and Matt Tillman.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all arrangements.
April 13, 2013
Janice Lynette Neal went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 12, 2013. She was born on March 24 1935, in Perdido. She moved to Cantonment when she was 17. She retired from Barnes Supermarket after many years of faithful service.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William (Billy) Neal; parents, Clyde and Allie Parker; daughter, Virginia (Ginger) Neal; two brothers, Ray and Henry Parker; and sister, Mildred Bryars.
She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Neal Jr. and wife Sheila; two grandsons, Adam White, and Scott Neal; sister, Marvell Booker and husband, JC; and many nephews and nieces.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home.
Funeral services will Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Drayton Smith officiating services. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Community Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Scott Neal, David and James Allen, Edgar and Randy Neal and James Wiggins.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to many who took care of Janice during her illness, including caregivers, the staff of Sandy Ridge Nursing Home, Emerald Coast Hospice and Dr. Thiele. In lieu of flowers please give donations to the Humane Society.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.