Elizabeth Pylypow

February 27, 2014

Elizabeth Pylypow, 94, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in her Molino home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Pylypow was a native of Richmond, VA, and had lived in Molino for 42 years. She attended Highland Baptist Church and retired at the age of 80 as a cafeteria worker from Molino Elementary School.

Mrs. Pylypow was preceded in death by two husbands, Glen Bundy and John Pylypow, her daughter Jean Hart, and an infant daughter Anne Bundy. Survivors include her daughter, Susan Vann; four grandchildren, John (Janelle) Vann, Glen (Annette) King, Lisa (Bob) Fulton, and Joey King; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6-8pm Thursday at Faith Chapel North at 1000 S. Hwy 29 in Cantonment. Funeral services and burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m.at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be John Vann, Glen King, Joey King, Wesley King, Brittany King, and Holly Colburn. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Fulton and Mickey Colburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Highland Baptist Church at 6240 Highway 95A, Molino, FL 32577.

Mrs. Pylypow’s legacy of unconditional love, faith, and service will live on in everyone fortunate enough to have shared some part of her journey.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of all arrangements.

Johnnie Lee Philyaw

February 27, 2014

Johnnie Lee Philyaw, 76 of Repton, AL,  passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014,  in Brewton.  He was a logger, born in Atmore on January 21, 1938, to the late John Wesley and Martha Lister Philyaw.

His is preceded in death by his two wives, Dorothy Mae Philyaw and Emma Philyaw. one brother, Orlion Lee Philyaw, and one sister, Mary Sue Harris.

Survivors are three sons, William (Every) Philyaw of Century, J.W. Philyaw, and James Philyaw both of Repton;  grandchildren, Jason Philyaw, Angel Philyaw, Larry Philyaw, Cheyenne Philyaw, Dalton Philyaw, J.W. Philyaw,Jr. Dorothy Philyaw and Rosa Philyaw.

Services will be Friday, February 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the New Haven Holiness Church in Lenox, AL, with Pastor Randy Steadman officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore.

Active Pallbearers are  Vernon Lambeth, John Lenio, David Lenio, J.W. Philyaw,Jr Jason Philyaw and Billy Bartlett.

Family will receive friends Thursday, February 27, 2014, at New Haven Holiness Church from 5 p.m. until service time on Friday at 11 a.m.

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

Bennie Mason

February 25, 2014

Mr. Bennie Mason, 69, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014, in Huxford.

Mr. Mason was a native and lifelong resident of Huxford. Mr. Mason was a US Army Veteran where he served in Germany. He loved to farm and he attended the Huxford Baptist Church. An infant daughter; his brother, Glenn Mason; and sister, Mary Sue Walker precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra P. Mason of Huxford; two sons, Josh (Sirissa) Mason of Mobile and Judd Mason of Huxford; one brother, Jerry Mason of Atmore; and three grandchildren, Mikey Mason, Kari Mason and Jarren Mason.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Dukes and Rev. Roger Grandstaff officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glen Dreadin, Joe Coker, Charles Steadham, Johnny Mac Steadham, Tony Wooten and Ricky Herraro.

Honorary pallbearer will be Henry Wiggins.

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

Benjamin M. Lynn

February 25, 2014

Benjamin M. Lynn, age 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, February 24, 2014, of a broken heart among other health issues. Raised in the Pensacola area, he retired from Monsanto but continued to work in his wood shop building rockers and swings. He was a man of strong faith who shared that with all that he met.

To cherish his memory, he left behind his daughter, Bonnie (Rocky) Peebles; granddaughters Kristy (Rusty) Hunt and Brandie (Robert) Ratcliff; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Omalee; parents, Benjamin R. and Patra Lynn; sons, Bobby and Michael; and daughter, Tammy.

Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel North on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Services will be Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Chapel North with Dr. Ted Traylor officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Olive Baptist Church Mission Services or the Building Fund.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Tara Valinda Ferguson Moore

February 24, 2014

Mrs. Tara Valinda Ferguson Moore, age 40 of Flomaton, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. She was a native of Metarie, Louisiana and a long time resident of Escambia County, Alabama. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Flomaton First Baptist Church, a 1991 graduate of T.R. Miller High School, an LPN, former employee of Weaver’s Clothing Store and a substitute teacher for the Escambia County, Alabama School System.

Survivors include her mother, Beverly Ferguson of Brewton; husband, Fed Moore of Flomaton; two sons, Tripp Bates Moore III and Johnathan Ben Moore III, both of Flomaton; two brothers, Eric (Abigail) Ferguson of Cleveland, Tennessee and Kyle (Sara) Ferguson of Thomasville; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred (Betty) Moore of Bratt, Florida.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Brewton First Baptist Church in Brewton.

Memorial services are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon February 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Brewton First Baptist Church with Rev. Dustin Stockstill and Rev. Jack Fitts officiating.

Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

Jimmy Musgrove

February 21, 2014

Jimmy Musgrove, 74, of Pensacola, passed away on February 19, 2014. Jimmy was born December 2, 1938, in Altha, FL. He moved to Pensacola in 1961 to work at Chemstrand/Monsanto where he retired 1993. He married Rita Coward in January 1962 and they resided in Pensacola until they returned to Altha to enjoy his retirement. Jimmy was preceded in death by his loving wife Rita Musgrove; mother and father Rachal & Jesse Musgrove, brother Tommy Phillips, and grandson Nolan Musgrove.

Jimmy is survived by his son, Kevin Musgrove of Altha; daughter, Melissa Murphy (Hudson) of Pensacola; brother, J.B. Musgrove of Altha; two special sisters-in-law, Pat Harris and Glenda Bozeman both of Blountstown, FL; brother-in-law, Jerry Coward of Baton Rouge, LA; three grandchildren, J.K. Musgrove of Altha, Brooke Schamens of Altha, and Stephanie Warren of Kingsland, GA; three great-grandchildren with one on the way; and his beloved pet Trouble.

Memorial visitation will be Monday, February 24, 2014, at Faith Chapel North from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a second memorial visitation on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at The Church of God in Altha, FL from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. at The Church of God in Altha, with burial following at Chipola cemetery.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Faith Chapel Funeral Home North and Peavy Funeral home in Blountstown.

Benny Killam

February 20, 2014

Benny Killam, age 59 of Jay, went home to be with the Lord on the February 19, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a member of Poplar Dell Baptist Church. He enjoyed drinking coffee and talking friends, being around his grandchildren, cooking at his barn for friends and family, and farming with his son. He never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Claud Killam; brother-in-law, Alvin White; and niece, Laura Dunn.

He is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 39 years, Debbie Killam; son, Lucas (Kendra) Killam; daughter, Lana (Rhett) Rowell; grandchildren, Major and Piper Rowell; sisters, Shirley Dunn, Diane White, and Annette (Ladon) Hall; brothers, Clinton (Ann) Killam, and Dewayne Killam; brother and sister-in-laws, Tim and Ann Russell, Alan and Marilyn Michel; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home with the funeral immediately following at 6 p.m.

The family would like to thank the staff of the dialysis center in Century and all the friends that helped him daily. Benny will be greatly missed but is happy and well with a new body in Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Benny’s name to the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org or 1-800-DIABETES.

Nola Belle Pettis

February 19, 2014

Ms. Nola Belle Pettis, age 89 of Wolf Log Road in Flomaton, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014, in a Florala nursing facility.

Ms. Pettis was born in Brewton, and had been a resident of Flomaton since 1975, coming from Pensacola. She was retired from Monsanto and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Hazel Morris of Brewton and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from the chapel of Flomaton Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Jeffery Harris, Rev. Gregory Keith Harris, and Rev. James Henry officiating.

Interment will follow in Little Escambia Cemetery.

Carl C. Penton

February 19, 2014

Carl C. Penton, 87, of New Boston, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born on September 2, 1926 , in Jay, he was a son of the late Claude R. and Bertha Julia Diamond Penton.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Silvia Penton; three sons, Joseph (Mary Ann) Penton of Cantonment, Hurston (Lina) Penton of Newport, NC, and Ron (Barbara) Penton of Havelock, NC; three stepsons, Mark (Marsha) Fields of Portsmouth, David (Edie) Fields of Tennessee, and Danny Fields; a stepdaughter, Roxie (Mike) Monroe of Mulberry, Fla., and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Also preceding her in death are a brother, Lawrence Penton and a stepson, Timothy Fields.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery in Jay.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Scott Godwin

February 19, 2014

Peggy Scott Godwin, age 78, of Jay passed away Monday, February 17, 2014. She was a member of the Jay Church of Christ and was a strong supporter of this congregation during her lifetime. She was devoted to her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Terrell Wayne Godwin; children, Bruce Wayne (Debbie) Godwin, Stephanie Diane (John) Solomon, J.D., Suzette Dawn Godwin, M.Ed., Sandra Elizabeth Godwin, Ph.D.; grandchildren, Brandon (Natasha) Godwin, Aaron Godwin, M.D., Jacob (Erin) Godwin, Makenna Suzette (Justin) Hudson R.N., Ashton (Thomas) Ashworth, J.P. Solomon and Levi Solomon; great-grandchildren, Brady, Maggie, Palmer, Darby, and Kayleigh. She is also survived by her sisters, Louise Buffington and Iris La Faye Smith.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Etha Mattie Scott; father, Raymond Douglass Scott; brother, Raymond Max Scott; and granddaughter, Mattie Elizabeth Solomon.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews, Michael Scott, Lewie Joe Smith, Connie Autrey, Sharon Patrick, Jeanna English, Haynes Gandy, Vicki Baggett, Stacey Godwin, and Melissa Bates.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jay Church of Christ.

Burial will follow at Jay City Cemetery.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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