Eric “Henry” Amos

September 3, 2014

Dr. Eric “Henry” Amos, age 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 1, 2014, at his home in Molino.

Henry was born on “a day of infamy”, December 7, 1941. He was raised in Baton Rouge, LA where he attended Catholic High School. He went to college at LSU and finished medical school at LSU in New Orleans. He completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN. He then completed a residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where he became Chief Resident and was honored with the “Superior Accomplishment Award” and the “Best Resident’s Paper Award”.

After completing his training in 1971, he accepted a position with the Medical Center Clinic in Pensacola, FL, where he practiced for more than 30 years and treated almost 15,000 patients. While in private practice, Henry published several papers in prestigious medical journals on various topics including new radiation techniques for head and neck cancer, pioneering breast conservation therapy, and the use of radiation for colon cancer. He was awarded the Honor of “Fellow” of the American College of Radiology, which is awarded to less than 20% of all Radiation Oncologists. He was a long-standing member of the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology, the Florida Radiological Society, the American Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association. He was selected as one of “The Best Doctors in America” by each: American Health, Woodward White Publishers, and Good Housekeeping Magazine.

During his medical practice, he designed and developed five radiation facilities in the region. He also personally purchased one of the first linear accelerators, a machine used to deliver high-energy radiation for treating patients, in private practice in the United States.

Henry attempted to retire multiple times, but an intense love of medicine and care for his patients brought him back to active clinical practice a total of five times. He returned to practice with 21st Century Oncology in Okaloosa County, the Cancer Center of Southern Alabama, Urology Partners of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, as well as joining the staff at the University of Florida Radiation Oncology Department where he headed the Radiation Pediatric Oncology Section.

His personal interests included sculpting, drawing, and writing poetry and books. His most recent publications include: “A Few Poems Along the Way”, “My Mother’s Soul”, “My First 30 Years”, and “An Outline of the History of Western Philosophy”. He enjoyed pecan farming (cultivating over 2000 trees), breeding Limousine Cattle, upland bird hunting, the Colorado mountains, and especially the waters of the Gulf Coast where he spent countless hours exploring, boating and fishing. In his younger years he had his private pilot’s license and participated in several triathlons.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Jo (Adams) Amos of Molino; children, Warren Richard Amos of Destin, Frances Corrine Amos of New York, NY, and Stacey Leigh Mason of Pensacola; five grandchildren including Haleigh Jo Mason (21), Eric Berton Amos (21), Mack Selser Amos (17), Ella Elizabeth Amos (12), and Savannah Leigh Amos (18 mo). He is also survived by his brothers, Wayne Amos of Baton Rouge, LA and Augusta Martin Smith; two sisters, Hilda McBride of Alexandria, LA and Louise Enochs of Lexington, KY; daughter-in-law, Shannon Leach Amos of Destin; brother-in-law, Mike Adams of Pensacola; brother- and sister-in-law, Mark and Karen Adams of Pensacola; and numerous nephews, nieces, friends, and colleagues.

He was predeceased by his mother, Corrine “Macu” Voorhies Smith of Baton Rouge; his stepfather, Warren “Pops” Smith of Baton Rouge; and his father, Ralph Wayne Amos of Houston, TX.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home in Cantonment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Northwest Florida and the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Wayne Johnson

September 2, 2014

Mr. Ronald Wayne Johnson, 63, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014, in Bluff Springs.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Reedley, California and a resident of Bluff Springs since 1976. Mr. Johnson was a former gospel musician (guitar player). His grandparents, Robert & Maggie Johnson of Century and Levi and Aley Johnson of Marysville, CA precede him in death.

Survivors include his parents, Aubrey and Rosa Johnson of Bluff Springs; one brother, David (Jackie) Johnson of Bratt; one sister, Alice (Dee) Bennett of Panama City, FL; one nephew, Dale (Karen) Johnson of Pace; one great-nephew, Nathanael Johnson of Pace; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He leaves behind his special friends, Nick and Teressa Emmert of Pensacola.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Stott and Bro. Dale Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at the McCurdy Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Nick, Emmert, Dusty Richardson, Darrin Merchant, Ken Johnson, Dale Johnson and Robert Gandy.

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

Irwin Randall Barlow

September 2, 2014

Mr. Irwin Randall Barlow, 66, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014, in Bratt.

Mr. Barlow was a native of Walnut Hill and a resident of Bratt for the past 10 years. Mr. Barlow was an avid outdoorsman, fisher and hunter. He is preceded in death by his lifetime fishing buddy, Buddy Crews.

He is survived by his companion, Debra Crenshaw of Atmore; two brothers, Travis (Debra) Barlow of Soperton, GA and Gilbert T. “Buddy” (Linda) Barlow of Walnut Hill; one sister, Gayle (Ronnie) Martin of Atmore; one aunt, Bobbi Jones of Atmore; five nieces, two nephews, six great nieces, seven great nephews and two great-great nieces.

Memorial services for Mr. Barlow will be announced at a later date.

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

Clara L. Stacey

September 2, 2014

Clara L. Stacey, 83 of McCullough, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker born in Escambia County, Fla., on May 13, 1931, to the late Beddie Edward and Annie Singleton Conway. She was a member of the Atmore Church of God.

She is preceded in death by daughters, Linda Jane Stacey and Nelda Christine Pistorcich; grandson, Allen Pistorcich; three sisters; and five brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Charles Stacey; one son, Charles “Buddy” (Lisa) Stacey all of McCullough; two daughters, Marie (Ross) Brown of Perdido and Betty (Michael) Smith of Atmore; two brothers, Winston (Helen) Conway and Ray Conway all of Pensacola; two sisters, Joyce (Howard) Neal of Excel and Kathyrin (Ralph) Drew of Atmore; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, September 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Bryars officiating.

Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Daniel Biggs, David Pistorcich, Korey Biggs, Clayton Stacey, River Watson , and Roger Hadley.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Atmore Church of God.

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

Yvonne Marques Bledsoe

August 30, 2014

Yvonne Marques Bledsoe, 78 of Cantonment, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Mrs. Bledsoe was born on January 17, 1936, in Wilmington, DE to the late Edwin and Isabel Marques. She lived most of her childhood years in Silver Spring, MD with her family.She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Cantonment where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She loved crocheting, playing the piano and animals.

Mrs. Bledsoe is survived by her husband, James; two daughters, Kathleen (Gary) McCulloch and Barbara Purvis; three granddaughters, Kristen (Brannon) Huckstep, Michelle McCulloch (Scott Truitt) and Jamie (Eric) Haynes; grandson, Matthew Purvis (Chelsea Bridges); and six great-grandsons.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 29, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Sanford Stanton officiating.

Burial was in Barrancas National Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Sonya Dyess Fillingim

August 30, 2014

Mrs. Sonya Dyess Fillingim, 51, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014, in Flomaton.

Mrs. Fillingim was a resident of Flomaton since 1995. Her husband, Neal Fillingim, precedes her in death.

She is survived by her parents, Mr.and Mrs. Wayne Dyess, of Jay; son, Cameron ( Sheena ) of Flomaton; sister, Wanda D. Joyner, of Jay; and two grandchildren, Bailey Fillingim and Adalyn Fillingim, both of Flomaton.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Richburg and Rev. Fredrick Barrow officiating.

Burial will follow at the Christian Home Cemetery.

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

Sadie Hadley Johnson

August 28, 2014

Mrs. Sadie Hadley Johnson, 90, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014, in Mobile.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Stockton and a resident of Perdido for most of her life. Mrs. Johnson was a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a very loving and caring person. She was a member of the Lottie Baptist Church. Her husband, Doil Hadley and son, Glenn Hadley, precede her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Dallas (Carmer) Hadley of Perdido and Larry (Wanda) Hadley of Atmore; daughter-in-law, Lore Hadley of Perdido; one brother, Jerry Hall of Perdido; one sister, Myrtle Rutherford of Atmore; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Pruitt officiating.

Burial was at the Lottie Methodist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Hadley, Tony Hadley, Mack Hadley, Leo Hadley, Dewayne Hall and Billy Wayne Donald.

Honorary pallbearer will be Nip Hadley.

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

Theresa Walker Gilley

August 27, 2014

Theresa Walker Gilley, 84, of Cantonment, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Theresa Walker Gilley “Tea” was born in Barbour County, AL on January 19, 1930, to Lawrence and Laura Walker. She graduated valedictorian from Blue Springs High School in 1947. She received a teaching degree from Troy State Teacher’s College and taught second grade for one year in Tuscaloosa, AL. She married Francis Gilley on February 24, 1951. She was the mother of six children; three boys and three girls. Although Theresa had joined the church and was baptized at an early age, she realized while listening to Evangelist Oliver Greene on the radio that she had never been saved; so she received Jesus Christ as her Savior and was born again. She now resides in Heaven with her Savior, family, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Gilley; her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and one great-grandson.

She is survived by her sister, Frances Caudle; sons, Michael Gilley (Tina), Daniel Gilley and Benjamin Gilley; daughters, Carol Kuretz, Judith Doane and Laura Suddarth; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Sam Gilley, Paul Gilley, David Gilley, Luke Gilley, Nathen Kuretz and Jonathan Kuretz.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014, with funeral services to begin at 12 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Gary E. Ginsky officiating.

Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Myrtle Virginia Dewberry

August 27, 2014

Myrtle Virginia Dewberry, 93 of Cantonment, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014.

Myrtle was born in Evergreen, AL on January 15, 1921. She was a member of Farm Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, John Dewberry; one son, Edwin (Ann) Joyner; one loving sister-in-law, Annie Givens; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alton Givens, Keith Givens, Jonathon Nicholson, Ken Joyner, Rex Dease, and Gregg Raughton.

Funeral services were held  Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Stewart Worth and Rev. John Kuritz officiating.

Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff, doctors and nurses at Homestead Village, West Florida Hospital and Covenant Hospice for their compassionate care during her stay at their facilities.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North entrusted with arrangements.

Louis Horace Myrick

August 27, 2014

Loius Horace Myrick, 76, of Molino, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Horace was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Verona Myrick, as well as his sister, Veleta Mears.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sheila Bryant Myrick; his sons, Doug (Terri) Myrick and Alvin (Jan) Myrick and his daughter, Sharon (Ricky) McCrory. He is also survived by grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Settle, Regina Lashley, Monica (Ryan) Scully, Robert (Brittany) Myrick, Brandon (Gina) McCrory, and Shane (Miranda) McCrory. He leaves 10 great-grand children to cherish his memory.

Being the oldest child, Horace was adored by his surviving siblings – Virgil (Jane) Myrick, Verne Myrick, Wayne (Eleanor) Myrick, Ronnie (Hilda) Myrick, Veneta (Bruce) Wentz and Vicki (Troy) McCurdy – and including numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Horace graduated in 1956 from J.M. Tate High School. He went on to retire from Armstrong World Industries as a fabrication supervisor with 40 years of service. He was an Alabama “Roll Tide” fan and he spent his retirement years enjoying his family and spoiling the great-grandchildren with camping and fishing trips. A family “fish fry” was a recurrent event – kick ball games played, jokes told, tales repeated – but more importantly, the love of family and friends being embedded in all the lives he touched.

Our sincerest thanks and appreciation go out to Dr. David Phillips and his staff; as well as the entire 3rd floor PCU Nursing Staff at Sacred Heart Hospital for the care and love shown.

Visitation will be held at Bellview Church of Christ onSaufley Field Road in Pensacola on Friday, August 29th, from  10 a.m. until noon with funeral services beginning at noon. Interment immediately following service at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Reception/fellowship to follow at the church.

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