Donald “Pat” Houston

June 8, 2014

Donald “Pat” Houston, 74, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at The Terrace in Jay following illness.

He leaves his wife of 44 years, Clara (Strickling) Houston; daughters, Jo Ann Harris and Joyce Wainwright; brothers, Joe (Dorthy), Lonnie (Wanda), Max (Wanda), Beda Ray “Cotter” (Carolyn) Houston; sisters, Norma Jean Frazier, Jane (David) Wright; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Donald was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the Army. He grew up in the Fidellis community. He was the son of William Hillary and Lillie Mae Houston; twin brother Ronald “Mike” Houston; as well as 14 other brothers and sisters. Donald loved to ride his horses and after leaving Monsanto worked to care for them. He also loved his family and friends dearly.

Services were held Saturday, June 8, 2014.

Burial was in Fidelis Cemetery.

The family would like to give special acknowledgement and thanks to The Terrace Staff and Emerald Coast Hospice Care for their outstanding love and care of Donald throughout his time there.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Jay Funeral Home in Jay.

William J. “Bill” Lee

June 8, 2014

Bill Lee of Cantonment was born in Allentown on August 30, 1946, and died June 2, 2014, at age 67.

He is survived by his life’s mate, Sharon Smith; three children, Tommy (Gloria), Anisa Matis (Dave), Jason (Jeanette); seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dozier, Bobby (Donna), James (Hazel); and two sisters, Louise Ballard (Ben) and Barbara Holley (Millard).

Bill was preceded in death by his parents T.L. and Naomi Lee; one brother, Donald; and two sisters, Dorothy Creel and Laurine Parks.

A celebration of his life was held on June 4, 2014 in Pensacola at Moose Lodge 557.

Herbert Chauncey Boutwell

June 5, 2014

Herbert Chauncey Boutwell, Jr., 91, of Flomaton and Pensacola, passed on Monday, June 2, 2014. Mr. Boutwell was born September 21, 1922, in Exeter, New Hampshire to Herbert C. and Olive Fisk Boutwell. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The navy brought him to Pensacola. Mr. Boutwell retired from Gulf Power Company after 37 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Flomaton, former long-time member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Brotherhood of Men. Mr. Boutwell was a mastergardener as well as a community and church leader, but his first priority was always his family.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years, Jenelle Shows Boutwell; second wife of 12 years, Mildred Bethea Boutwell; and his son, James Michael Boutwell.

Survivors include his sons, Herbert C. Boutwell III (Brenda), Joseph P. Boutwell (Rhonda), John T. Boutwell (Rosemary), Timothy W. Boutwell (Connie) and Benjamin D. Boutwell (Cheryl); daughter, Mary E. “Betsy” Wilkerson (Dean); stepchildren, Kathy White, Totsie Mims, Jodi Smith, Rabun Bethea, Dawn Cooper and Travis Bethea; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Rev. Ron Lentine, Dr. Alton Butler and Rev. Jerry Keese officiating.

Pallbearers were Chase Boutwell, Brian Wilkerson, Erik Gotrich, Ryan Lassiter, Steve Broom and Mac Broach.

Honorary pallbearer was David White.

Interment was in Bayview Memorial Park with military honors.

Should friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5014 N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504.

BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL is entrusted with arrangements.

L.J. Watson

June 3, 2014

Mr. L.J. Watson, 75, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Bay Minette.

Mr. Watson was a native of Atmore and resident of Robinsonville for most of his life. Mr. Watson loved farming, never met a stranger, and was a very giving person and came from a family of educators. He attended the Liberty Baptist Church. His son, Robert Bryan Watson; great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Stanley; parents, Preacher Watson and Louise Watson precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Watson of Robinsonville; two sons, Keith Ryan Watson and Kevin Lee (Michelle Bowen) Watson all of Robinsonville; one brother, Bennie H. Watson of Robinsonville; four sisters, Minnie Lou Guin of York, AL, Marjorine Lisenby of Ft. Myers, FL, Jeanette Tate of Atmore and Loucinda Daniel of Robinsonville; five grandchildren, Randon Bryan Watson, Jennifer Watson Stanley, Elizabeth Lauren Watson, Hannah Brylee Watson and Karmen LeeAnna Watson; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Richburg and Rev. Mike Grindle officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Helton, Mike Helton, David Womack, Tony James, Doug Purvis and Eddie Booker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Coker, Albert Singleton, Bill Spears, Shawn Linam, Ray Singleton, Ronnie Hughes and Earl Jeter.

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

Katherine Louise White

June 3, 2014

Mrs. Katherine Louise White, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Flomaton.

Mrs. White was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton. Mrs. White raised four daughters and was a military wife for 20 years. Her parents, Narvie and Mary White; son, Larry Boutwell; grandson, Richard Sims, Jr.; and son-in-law, George Pettis, Jr. precede her in death.

She is survived by her four daughters, Karen Knowles, Debbie Dunn, Gail Pettis and Serena Jones, all of Flomaton; four sisters, Betty Wamsley, Ann Reid, Nell Brock and Teresa Lowry, all of Flomaton; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Paul Knowles, Rev. Fred Funchn and Rev. Al Bethea officiating.

Burial was in Traveler’s Rest Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Ronnie Knowles, Jeff Knowles, Kevin Knowles, Eric Rydzowski, Jim Bodtke and Colby Berry.

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

Lanell Mason

June 3, 2014

Ms. Lanell Mason, 80, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, in Atmore.

Ms. Mason was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. She attended the Atmore First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar & Lola Mason and brother, Paul Mason.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Ann Mason of Atmore; sister-in-law, Joyce Mason of Atlanta; two nieces, Paula Kindig and Shayne Lee both of Atlanta; and two great-nephews, Colby Kindig and Garrett Lee.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 10 a.m. until service time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brian McGill, Mark McGill, Marion Cooper, Harley Kindig, Rodney Helton and Mike Helton.

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

Irene Jones

May 31, 2014

Mrs. Irene Jones, 77, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in McDavid.

Mrs. Jones was a native and former resident of Flomaton and had resided in McDavid for most of her life. Mrs. Jones served on the Water Board of Central Waterworks and was a member at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer. Her husband, William Jones; and parents, Cleve and Mollie Roberson precede her in death.

She is survived by one brother, Bennie Roberson of Brewton; two sisters, Frances Roberson and Marie Lambeth, both of McDavid; and one nephew, Joe Roberson of Opelika, AL.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. James Hughes officiating.

Burial was at Crary Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Fillingim, Don Word, Doodle Langhorn, Mike Brown, Howard Smith and Joe Adams.

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

Cheryl Denise Stacey

May 30, 2014

Mrs. Cheryl Denise Stacey, 44, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Birmingham.

Mrs. Stacey was a native of Bluff Springs and a lifelong resident of Century. Mrs. Stacey was treasurer of the Northview Band Boosters and she was involved with all school functions.

She is preceded in death by her father, Chuck Stuckey; father- and mother-in-Law, Buck and Carolyn Stacey; grandmother, Louise Barlow; brother, Kenneth Eugene Hughes; and grandparents, J.D. and Beulah Comalander.

She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Stuckey of Bluff Springs; husband, Allen Stacey of Century; two sons, Jordan (Katie) Stacey of Valdosta, GA, and Jeremy Stacey of Century; one daughter, Jessica Stacey of Century; one brother, James “Turk” (Karen) Hughes of Bluff Springs; two sisters, Tawana (Bill) Curran of Bryson City, NC, and Donna (Mac) McMillan of Atmore; and two God children, Noah Dixon and Madison Dixon both of Bryson City, NC.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Elder Harold Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the McCurdy Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. at the Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home in Atmore.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Comalander, Bill Curran, David Green, Allen Holland, Josh Moore and Chris Campbell.

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

Comer E. Wilson

May 29, 2014

Mr. Comer E. Wilson, was born December 13, 1937, and passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Pensacola.

Mr. Wilson was a native of Castleberry and a resident of Century for over 39 years. He was an employee with the Town of Century. His parents, Alton and Levonia Hammond Wilson; brothers, Alton Wilson, Jr. and Nollon Wilson; and sisters, Juanita Driskell and Nadine McCaw, precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Emmie Belle Wilson of Century; daughter, Glenda Bagwell of Century; grandson, Bryan Griffis; granddaughter, Jessica Griffis; and three great-grandchildren all of Brewton; two brothers, Charles Wilson of Century and Willie Wilson of Century; six sisters, Sylvia Godwin of Century, Shirley White of Century, Faye McGill of Pensacola, Willene Bryan of Byrneville, Lois Aboud of Plano, TX and JoAnn Driskell of San Antonio, TX.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Barrow officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cooper Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, May 30, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Alton White, Rodney White, Scott Godwin, Will Wilson, Jeremiah Wilson, Kevin Bryan, Carl Godwin, Jr. and Randy Coker.

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

Ethel Catherine “Cathy” Wilson

May 28, 2014

Ethel Catherine “Cathy” Wilson of Walnut Hill was born March 1, 1937, and passed away on May 16, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and one sister.

She left behind a husband of 58 years, James Wilson; 13 siblings (all residing in Canada); six children Jackie (Timmy) Bryars; Leonora (Danny) Grissett, Lynette (Hank) Hepstall, Michelle (Jimmy) Burt, Dawson (Daphne) Wilson, and Quint (Sonya) Wilson; 14 grand children, Andy Faircloth, Kuiana Hubbard, Amanda Willis, Randall Christiansen, Jamie Burt, JJ Burt, Brittany Burt, Calvin Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Jennifer Reynolds, JD Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Patrick Wilson, and Danielle Wilson; and 17 great-grand children.

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