Nancy Edward Gauthier

May 12, 2015

Nancy Edward Gauthier, 81 of Pensacola, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Nancy was born on September 5, 1933, in Flomaton, to the late James M. and Frances Edwards.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gauthier; and her parents.

Nancy is survived by her children, Eddie Birch, Mary Birch (Larry) Palmer, Kathy Birch (Donnie) Wilkinson, James Birch, and Angie Gauthier (John) LaButti; grandchildren, Shon Simpson, Dana Cop, Laura Simpson, and Chris Palmer; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Simpson, Justin Hinson, Elliott Copp, and Chance Mayne; brother, James Edwards; and sister, Peggy Bowman.

A gather of friends will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Melba Barry

May 12, 2015

Melba Barry, 86, a Pensacola native, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 8, 2015. Melba was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Barry; and her parents, Mamie and Ernest McLain; and brothers, John and Ernest, Jr.

Melba is survived by her five children, Robert Barry and wife, Betty of Ocala, FL, Delores and husband, Richard Simmons of Pensacola, Penny and husband, John Covotta of Pensacola, Michael Barry and wife, Laurie of Houston, TX, and Judy and husband, Roger Wade of Durham, NC.; four grandchildren, Michael Earl and wife, Tamara Barry, Kelly and husband, Eddie McLane, Kristyn Covotta; and Joshua Barry; six great-grandchildren, Meghan and Riley McLane, Emily, Ryan, Cameron and Aiden Barry; and her nephew, Donald and wife, Berniece McLain. Melba also leaves behind her loving dog, Karma, who enjoys potato chips as much as she did. Melba loved flower design, which she shared with her daughters. She was a member of Pensacola Garden Club as well as several neighborhood garden associations. Many of her arrangements were awarded ribbons of distinction.

As a member of Credit Professionals International, she held both state and local offices. She retired from Gayfers in January of 1992, after 27 years of service. She attended Little Flower Catholic Church in Myrtle Grove, St. Michael Catholic Church in Pensacola a d St. Mary Catholic Church in Brent. Melba was the instrumental guidance in sponsoring the development of the Memorial Rose Garden located beside Little Flower Church. She dedicated the initial first rose bush to her beloved husband, Bill, in remembrance of their 46 years of marriage. Melba especially enjoyed participating in St. Mary’s Joyful Noise Group and the Women’s Study Group. She was very active in each church community. Melba leaves not only a loving family but many friends. Her legacy to everyone is the sheer idea of never giving up on anyone (including one’s self) and to always love each other. She was truly loved in life and that love will continue in our hearts.

Family and friends alike were very aware of her attraction to “everything butterflies”. She once explained this as a life journey living in a cocoon and at death we are freed in the form of a butterfly to fly to our heavenly Father.

Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pensacola with Reverend Father Eugene Pathe as celebrant.

Burial was at Barrancas National Cemetery aboard NAS Pensacola.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with arrangements.

Robert Wilson Odom

May 12, 2015

Robert Wilson Odom, 68, of Jay, passed away on April 22, 2015, in Pensacola. Robert was born to Woodrow W. and Mary Alice (Elderidge) Odom.

He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Mary Alice Odom and two brothers.

He leaves behind a daughter, Erin DeRouin; son, Logan Odom; and four grandchildren. Robert also leaves behind life long best friends, Jerry and Judy Lacy; and cousin, Janice Weaver Miller; along with two brothers, Jimmy and Johnny Odom; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Wynona Wagner

May 12, 2015

Wynona Wagner, 89, of Pensacola, passed away May 7, 2015. She was born November 19, 1925, in Tonkawa, OK to Frank and Mildred Wilson. Because her father worked for an oil drilling company and followed the “oil booms”, she moved with her family eight times throughout Texas and New Mexico during her school years. Having acquired the lifelong skill of making friends, she truly never met a stranger and enjoyed a life filled with loving friendships.

She was an educator for 30 years in Odessa, Texas. In 2002, she moved to Pensacola to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law, Dan and Leslie Lovelace. She was also an avid crafter, painter, seamstress, quilter and ardent do-it-yourselfer. Her well remembered words, “I can make that” live on in her family. She leaves behind a legacy of love, learning, laughter, and generosity. She was an active member of the First Baptist Churches in Odessa and in Pensacola.

She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Willemin (Dan) Lovelace; granddaughter, Holly (Houston) Foster of Houston; grandson, Nathan (Candace) Lovelace of Mobile and five precious great-grandchildren, Helen, Heidi, and Harper Foster and Colt and Jake Lovelace.

Funeral services were held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North on Monday, May 11, 2015, with Brother Clain Roberts of Immanuel Baptist Church in Pace will be officiating.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Ray Lowery

May 12, 2015

Mr. Billy Ray Lowery, 75, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Monroeville, AL.

Mr. Lowery was a native of Milton, former resident of Bratt, and had resided in Jackson, AL, for the past 21 years. He was of the Protestant faith. His first wife, Louise Lowery and son, John Lowery, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, June Lowery of Jackson, AL; two sons, Barney (Renee) Lowery of Jackson and Jeremy (Leslie) Lowery of Pensacola; one step-son, Steve Farrell of LeRoy, AL; one step-daughter, Linda (Bubba) Smith of Mobile; one brother, Charles A. (Reita) Lowery of Bratt; one sister, Louise (Sonny) Fore of Flomaton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Burial was in the Godwin Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Robinson, Alan Lowery, DeWayne Brown, Doug Williams, John (Big John) Davis and John (Little John) Davis.

Honorary pallbearers were Carl Madison, Vince Milstead, Todd Parker, Sammy Day and Darrell Fore.

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

Melba Satterwhite Anderson

May 12, 2015

Melba Satterwhite Anderson, age 81, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2015. Melba was born on November 28, 1933, in Mobile, to Hugh and Lucille Satterwhite. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Melba was a devoted wife of 56 years to Melvin Anderson. They enjoyed living a life on the river fishing, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Melba also loved reading, sun-bathing, and playing cards and board games with her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her beauty, style and grace.

She is preceded in death by her son, Hugh Anderson.

She is survived by her son, Terry Anderson (Cathy); daughters, Laurie Funderburk (Rick) and Kimberly Flynn (Russell); grandchildren, Ricky Funderburk (Christin), Rachel Madril (Bryan), Terry Anderson Jr. (Jamie), Heather Madai (Alex), Ryan Funderburk (Carole), Kerrie Anderson, and Jenny Ard; great-grandchildren, Payton, Aidan, Jaylen, Kalli, Ali Grace, Berkley and Madylin; and special long time friends, Gary and Mel Turner, Allison, Danielle and Kait.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of The Health Center of Pensacola.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South with Pastor Drayton Smith will officiating.

Burial was at Mobile Memorial Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Louise ‘McIntosh’ Clark

May 12, 2015

Mrs. Deborah Louise “McIntosh” Clark, 62, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, in Booneville, AL.

Mrs. Clark was a native and former resident of Pensacola, and had resided in Booneville for the past 10 years. Mrs. Clark was of the Baptist faith. Her daughter, Kimberly Dawn McClain, precedes her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Alan B. Clark, Sr. of Booneville; one son, Alan B. Clark, Jr. of Booneville; one daughter, Angelique B. Clark of Booneville; one brother, Norman McIntosh of McDavid; two half-sisters, Janice Ragland of Milton and Judy Waters of Molino; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, May 18, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

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

Donna Alexander-Melton

May 12, 2015

Everyday people enter your life without changing it. Once in a lifetime does someone impact your life in such a way that you are forever blessed. Donna Sue Alexander was that kind of person. Heaven is celebrating its newest angel. Donna was lifted from this earth into God’s arms on Sunday evening. She was a loving, compassionate person that truly lived to serve God and bring out the best in everyone that was blessed to meet her. She lived life to the fullest in every way. Donna would always seem to find the positive in every situation even when faced with the overwhelming negative.

A lifelong native of Pensacola, Donna worked in many volunteer capacities with several local churches helping those in need. She traveled to Indonesia on a Tsunami relief team to help comfort families and offer those suffering a vision of hope. She gave tirelessly of herself and would do so with that beautiful smile that would bring comfort and peace to those that were fortunate to see it. When asked why she gave so much to so many she would simply say “it’s the right thing to do”. Donna loved the beach and being around friends and family but the thing that gave her the most joy were her three terriers Lou, Henry and Earny. Anyone that knew Donna knew about her love of her “babies”.

Donna is preceded in death by her father, William (Bill) Alexander.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Melton; mother, Dorothy (Dot) Alexander; sister, Tammy Alexander Beck; stepchildren, Brandon (Jami) Melton and Caisi; Amanda Melton and Jason Melton; cousin, Sandy Mason; nephew, Will (Melissa) Beck; and niece, Shawna (John) Mason and Ezra.

Pallbearers were Will Beck, Brandon Melton, Jason Melton, Andy Tobin, Mike Leckenby and Royce Johnson.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Pensacola Police Department and Fire Department for their efforts on Sunday evening.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Traylor.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Terry Simmons

May 11, 2015

Terry Simmons age 59 of Jay, passed away on May 7, 2015. He was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a devoted family man and his grandchildren were his world. He was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Simmons; grandparents, John Thomas and Mattie Bell Scarborough and Katie and Henry Simmons; and mother-in-law, Mattie Black.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Debbie Simmons; children, Katrina White and Jon Simmons; grandchildren, Stephen Brown, Brittany Williams, Austin Simmons, Jaden Simmons, and Hunter Simmons; great-granddaughter, Alayna Johnson; mother, Pat Cassidy; sisters, Glenda Booker, Janice, Debbie, Dawn Holloway, Robbie Hicks, Crystal Watts, and Heather McArthur; brothers, Randy Simmons, Tony Simmons, and Curtis Simmons II; father-in-law, Armand Black; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 11, 2015, at Jay Funeral Home with Brother Earle Greene officiating.

Burial was at Dixonville Community Cemetery.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Colvin Grissett

May 11, 2015

William Colvin Grissett, a lifelong resident of Escambia County, Alabama, died Friday, May 8, in Atmore.

Mr. Grissett , a graduate of Escambia County High School, Jefferson Davis Community College and Troy University, enjoyed a successful business career. Whether it was work in insurance, hardware, sulphur, or lawn equipment, Mr. Grissett measured his success by how much he could help others. This desire also led to involvement in various church and community activities. Beyond the professional realm, however, the love for his family and friends ensured Mr. Grissett’s lasting success.

Mr. Grissett is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Joyner Grissett; his father and mother, William (Bill) E. and Mary Odom Grissett; brother Donald Gray Grissett; and his father and mother-in-law, W.S. (Buster) & Sarah Vail Joyner.

Mr. Grissett is survived by his daughter, Amy Dean (Michael) of Atmore; son, Scott Grissett (Lindy) of Pensacola; grandchildren, Caitlan, Mary Joyner, Will and Lane; brother, Jerry Grissett of Barnett Crossroads, Alabama; sisters, Mary Emma Morgan (George) of Semmes, Alabama and Nancy Davis (MacArthur) of Barnett Crossroads.

Pallbearers are David Brantley, Jimmy Crook, Jerry Hatfield, Larry Hatfield, Bob Jones and Lewis Redditt.

Honorary pallbearers include Bill Perkins, John Porter, Jim Reece, Mitch Jones, Randy Nichols, Ruth Harrell, Rod Harper, Scott Brewer, Atmore Rotary Club, and Team Members of Atmore Community Hospital.

The family would like to express its warm appreciation for Dr. Jonah McIntyre, Dr. Thabet Alsheikh, Dr. Robert Spencer, Dr. Rammohan S.Rao, Dr. John Wade III, Dr. German Herrera, Dr. Donna E. Salzman, Baptist Hospital of Pensacola and Select Specialty Hospital of Pensacola.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Atmore First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Atmore First United Methodist Church’s “More than Bricks” Campaign , 311 South Pensacola Avenue, Atmore, Alabama 36502; Rotary Club of Atmore’s Academic All Star Program, PO Box 327, Atmore, Alabama 36504; or “Support ACH” c/o Atmore Community Hospital, 401 Medical Park Drive, Atmore, AL 36502.

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