Alvin Loren Larson

October 20, 2014

Alvin Loren Larson, 79, of Pensacola, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, at a local hospital.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; children, Boyd (Allison) and Greg (Theresa); grandchildren, Katherine, Megan and Kirsten; stepchildren, Larue (Larry) Flack, Jimmy Pigott, Cynthia (Dan) Zenas, Billy (Rhonda) Pigott and Darlene (Bob) Curd; many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Alton and his sister, Janet.

Funeral services were held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South on Monday, October 20, 2014. Interment was at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with arrangements.

Richard Allan Roberts

October 20, 2014

Mr. Richard Allan Roberts, 52, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, in Columbus, GA.

Mr. Roberts was a native of Fairhope and a resident of Atmore and Bratt for most of his life. Mr. Roberts was in the FCF Association, former senior commander Royal Rangers Outpost 63, and employee at Holman Prison for 12 years and Escambia County Community Corrections for eight years. His parents, W.C. and Juanetta Roberts, precede him in death.

He is survived by the love of his life, Sandra Lynn Roberts of Atmore; one son, Derek Alexander Roberts of Pensacola; two daughters, Apryl Nicole (Barry) Roberts of McDavid and Ashley Denise Roberts of Bratt; three brothers, Marc Evan Roberts of Palm Springs, CA, Stormy (Tammy) Roberts of Dawsonville, GA and Chuck (Tammy) Roberts of Pace; two sisters, Cyndi Roberts (Jack) Padgett of Pace and Dodi Roberts (Scottie) Smith of Bratt; and four grandchildren, Franklin Fails, Jr., Jesse Fails, Lauren Olivia Ahern and Michael Ashton McGhee.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 20, 2014, at the Bratt Assembly of God with Rev. Rick Maharrey and Rev. Keith Lisenby officiating.

Pallbearers were Chad Cook, David Parish, Michael Roley, Keith Lisenby, Wayne Harris, Jack Kirkland and Todd Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Royal Rangers.

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

Dorothy Janet Turner Whitaker

October 20, 2014

Dorothy Janet Turner Whitaker, 80 of Atmore, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014, in Pensacola. She was a homemaker, born in Luverne, AL, on August 30, 1934, to the late Alvin C. and Mary Lou Stallings Turner. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Atmore.

She is preceded in death by her siblings, Betty Leverette, Bobby A. Turner, and Ann Lawrence.

Survivors include two sons, Brent Whitaker, III of Biloxi, MS, Ken (Melanie) Whitaker of Acworth, GA; one daughter, Greer Hull of Decatur, AL; four grandchildren, Whitney Brown, Leslie Whitaker Keith, Morgan Hull and Brian Whitaker; one great-grandchild, Brayden Hood; and father and grandfather of her children, H.B. Whitaker Jr. of Atmore.

Services were held Saturday, October 18, 2014, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Leverette and Rev. Debora Bishop officiating.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

James “Douglas” Emmons

October 20, 2014

James “Douglas” Emmons, 61 of Atmore, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014, at his residence. He was a sheet rock installer, born in Escambia County, AL on October 14, 1953, to the late James Oliver and Helen Pauline Dunn Emmons.

Survivors include his children, Jamie Emmons, Kelly (Gilbert) Asiong, Keith (Ginger) Emmons, Kevin (Ashley) Emmons, Chad Emmons, Haley Emmons and Brandy Emmons; two sisters, Jeanette Johnson and Peggy (Ronnie) Lambert; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; very special friends, Becky and Doug Rolin.

Services were held Saturday, October 18, 2014,  from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thuel Pearson officiating.

Interment was in McCullough Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Allen Walls, Tommy Morrow, Anthony Rolin, Rodney Johnson, James Taylor and J.W. Timothy.

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

Ruby Parker Huggins

October 20, 2014

Ruby Parker Huggins, 91, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Molino and had served 27 years in the Escambia County School Transportation Department.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mose and Effie Perry; first husband, Comer Parker; children, Theresa Mobley and Wayne Parker; three sisters; and one grandson.

She is survived by her husband, Luther Huggins; daughter, Gloria (Eddie) White; sister, Shirley (Nick) Black; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Burial will follow in Highland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. prior to services.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Walker

October 20, 2014

Carolyn Walker, 73, of Cantonment went home to be with her Lord on October 18, 2014.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Frances Sprayberry; and sister, Sarah Nellums.

She is survived by Theodore Walker, her best friend and loving husband of 43 years. She is also survived by her children, Pam Atiabi, with her children and grandchildren, Brenda Garrett, with her children and grandchildren, Fran Simpson, with her children and grandchildren, Karen Shepley, with her children and grandchildren, Larren and Mike Truitt, with their children and grandchildren, and Lesley Cardenas, with her children and grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Betty Scenna and Renee Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Burial will follow in Cottage Hill UMC Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Misty Wright Herring

October 18, 2014

Misty Wright Herring, age 41 of Jay, went home to be with her Lord, on Thursday, October 17, 2014. Misty was born in Tuscaloosa on December 4, 1972. She graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School and Samford University School of Pharmacy. She was Supervising Pharmacist for Dura-Med Pharmacy in Jay at the time of her death.

Misty is survived by her two sons, Tyler Scott Blackmon, 16, and Zachary Dale Blackmon, 13, of Jay; her parents James H. and Leah C. Wright of Jay; brother, Wyeth Wright (Jona) of Monroe, LA; father and mother-in-law, Billy and Janice Blackmon of Jay; sister-in-laws Wendy (Wally) Booker and Amy (Brian) Hawthorne of Jay; father of Tyler and Zachary, Scott Blackmon of Jay; and loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Walton H. and Mary Lou Wright of Northport, AL, and Wade W. and Pauline G. Crouse of Columbus, MS.

Misty grew-up in Northport, AL. She committed her life to her Lord as young teenager and lived a life dedicated to serving Him and others. She chose in the 10th grade to become a pharmacist and worked hard and sacrificed to become one. The love and joy of her life were her boys, Tyler and Zac; everything centered around them. She was dedicated to her profession. She chose retail pharmacy because she loved interacting with people and especially her older customers.

Misty had a great smile and a kind and tender heart. Like someone said “I could hear her smile over the telephone.” She had a servant’s heart and would go out her way to serve others. As her brother expressed it “She’s the most brave, selfless, loving person I’ve ever known. She is my hero!” She wasn’t a saint, but a woman who put God, family, and others ahead of herself. Misty touched the lives others she came in contact with in a kind and gentle way and allowed God to use her for His glory and honor.

A “Celebration of Her Life” service will be held in her honor and memory on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church, 14047 Alabama St, Jay. A visitation will be held on Monday evening, October 20, 2014, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church. There will be a short graveside service at Concord Cemetery in Jay.

Wyatt Dewayne Johnson

October 16, 2014

Wyatt Dewayne Johnson, 2, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in Atlanta, GA.

Wyatt was a native and life long resident of Century. Wyatt was a cancer survivor, loved the outdoors, loved riding a lawnmower and loved his family. Two grandfathers, Dewayne Johnson and Don Rehn; two grandmothers, Peggy Davis and Wanda Sellers; great-grandparents, Dorothy and Winford Johnson; and two cousins, Michael Brogden and Wendy Land, precede him in death.

Survivors include his parents, Justin and Nicole Johnson of Century; sister, Daisy Johnson of Century; grandparents, Dianne Johnson of Century, Patrick Head of Flomaton, Darrin Sellers of Hopkins, SC, and Tonya Emmons of Flomaton; great grandparents, James and Dorothy Turner of Atmore, George and Joan Davis of Caryville, FL, Ralph Sellers of Hopkins, SC, and Daisy Rehn of Century.

Funeral services will be Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home in Atmorewith Rev. Tommy Lee Johnson and Rev. Doug Hogg officiating.

Burial will follow in the McCurdy Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be P.J. Head, Jr., Bradley Johnson, Derek Johnson and Shawn Johnson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jimmy Dubose, Jr.

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

Doris Holland Amerson

October 15, 2014

Mrs. Doris Holland Amerson, 79, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Bratt.

Mrs. Amerson was a native of Christian Home and a resident of Bratt for over 60 years. Mrs. Amerson was a former member of the Daughters of the Nile, Ladies of the Antique Car Unit and Hadji Shrine. She was co-founder and office manager of Amerson Roofing Co. for 55 years. Her parents, Stanley and Mae Holland; husband, Oliver Peter “Pete” Amerson; son, Robert Stanley “Stan” Amerson; one grandson, Kaleb Ryan Amerson; two brothers, “Buck” Holland and Wayne Holland; and one sister, Judy Holland precede her in death.

Survivors include her two sons, Oliver Peter (Rita “Powell”) Amerson, Jr. of Walnut Hill and Kevin Ray (Tania) Amerson, Sr. of Villa Rica, GA; one brother, Jerry Holland of Pensacola; three sisters, Peachie Hopkins of Bluff Springs, Jannie Singleton of Walnut Hill and Betty Blanton of Bratt; 10 grandchildren, Oliver Peter Amerson III, Shelly Lynn Amerson Seale, Stanley Wade Amerson, Robert Stanley, John Donaldson, Brianna Parker, Kevin Ray Amerson II, Kollin Ray Amerson, Jared Joseph Mushro and Logan Jeffrey Mushro;and 14 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Delbert Redditt officiating.

Burial was at the Godwin Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Pete Amerson, Jr., Kevin Amerson, Pete Amerson III, Wade Amerson, Kevin Amerson II and Kollin Amerson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Mushro, Jared Mushro, Allen Holland and Bobby Amerson.

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

Roland Anthony Brown

October 15, 2014

Roland Anthony Brown passed away on October 13, 2014. Roland was born August 5, 1955, in Atmore and was raised in the northern part of Escambia County (FL). As a youth, he excelled as a member of the Tate High School’s football team before graduating there. He was a resident of Cantonment and worked most of his life as an independent flooring contractor.

He was a loving father to Drew and Chris Dufrain and his daughter, Tracy Smart.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys “Teenie” Brown.

He is survived by his parents, Paul M. and Betty Brown; stepbrother and stepsister, Randy and Wanda Hall; brothers, Russell, Randy, and Rodney Brown and their families.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your favorite charity.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

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