Brian Allen Childress

September 9, 2015

Brian Allen Childress, 59, of Cantonment, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015.

Brian graduated from Ardmore High School in Ardmore, OK in 1974. He attended Rose State College in Midwest City, OK  and graduated with an ABT in Business  Administration/Accounting in 1986. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society, Who’s Who, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Brian married Nikki (Kizer) Childress on March 14, 1974. Brian worked in the inventory and auditing field for 22 years with RGIS Inventory Specialists and retired in 2003. Later that year, he relocated to Pensacola and once again pursued the auditing field. He started working for Audit Control Inventory Service. During that time he had the opportunity to travel the world while auditing military bases across Western Europe and North Africa. After three years of extensive traveling, he and his wife, Nikki started their own local inventory business, called NBC Inventory Specialists. In 2014 Brian joined the staff of Gonzalez United Methodist Church as office administrator. He was a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church. In addition to his church work, he was also a faithful member of The Choral Society of Pensacola and also served on their board.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred E. (Kyker) Childress; and his father, M. Doyle Chidlress.

Brian is survived by his wife, Nikki S. (Kizer) Childress; brother, Steven Doyle Childress; sister-in-law, Catherine Childress; and sister, Kathleen Engleman.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Pine Forest United Methodist Church.

Services will be live streamed at www.pineforestumc.org. Go to media to watch live. If viewing after, go to service dated Thursday, September 10, 6 p.m. service.

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

Myrtle Venelle Emmons

September 9, 2015

Myrtle Venelle Emmons, 83, of Atmore, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. She was an retired seamstress and clothing inspector. She was born in Monroe County, AL, on February 6, 1932, to the late Clem and Eva Jeter Stacey. She was a loving mother and friend. She was a member of McCullough Christian Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Wayne (Stella) Rutherford, Rusty (Mandy) Emmons and Gary Emmons, all of Atmore; one daughter, Teresa “Terri” (Gary) Andersen of Atmore; one brother, Charles Stacey of McCullough; one sister, Jean (Thomas) Norwood of Frisco City; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Services will be Monday, September 14, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cornelius Phillips officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Edna Luverne “Sis” Smith

September 9, 2015

Edna Luverne “Sis” Smith, 81 of Century, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015, in Jay. She was a homemaker. She was born in Bratt on October 12, 1933, to the late Jack and Daisy Blanton Grimes.

She is preceded in death by her siblings, Ed Grimes, Jerry Grimes, Joe Grimes, Tommie Campbell, Emma Faye Grimes and Sylvia Moore.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis A. Smith of Century; one son, Curtis Edward Smith of Byrneville; one brother, Johnny Grimes of Byrneville; one sister, Patricia (Cowboy) Turner of Flomaton; two grandchildren, Brandon (Deadria) Smith and Rachal Smith; and five great-grandchildren, Julianna, Samantha, Dalton, Braydon, and Weston.

Services will be Friday, September 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Eric Bryan officiating.

Interment will follow in Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery.

Family will receive friends on Friday September 11, 2015, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time.

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

Carlton Anderson Smith

September 7, 2015

Carlton Anderson Smith, 78, of Canoe, passed away September 5, 2015, at his residence. He was born on December 22, 1937, in Megargel, AL to the late Albert M. Smith and Lottie Chaudron Smith. He was a retired Airman Second Class from the United States Air Force. He is preceded in death by parents; siblings, James Marlon Smith, Albert Smith, Jr., Gracie Mae Smith and infant sisters, Linda Annette Smith, Alice Jeanette Smith; and his special pet, Little John. Carlton expressed his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every day.

He is survived by his brothers, Jacob O. (Voncile) Smith, Sr. of Pensacola, Gary Smith of Atmore and Carl (Peggy) Smith of Uriah; sisters, Luverne Smith Evans of Brewton, Doris Lowery of Milton, Carolyn Smith (Justin D. Sr.) Garrettt of Canoe, Marie Smith Lyles of Bay Minette, and Ruby Smith Wilson of Perdido; numerous nieces, nephews and numerous family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Grindle officiating.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Julius C. Johnson-Rich

September 7, 2015

Julius C. Johnson-Rich, 23, of Cantonment, was called home to be with the Lord on August 31 2015.

Julius “Jay” is survived by his mother, Simone Rich; father, Julius “Caruso” Rich; brother, Justin Johnson-Rich; grandparents, Kathleen McKenzie, Lewis D. (Lana) Stainrod, Charles (Charlene) Ball and John (Loretta) Johnson; and god parents, Clinton (Carla) Floyd.

He was loved by many, all whom are heartbroken by this loss.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Ward’s Temple in Cantonment.  Bishop Donice Brown, Sr. officiated the ceremony.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Dianne Simmons

September 4, 2015

Mrs. Dianne Simmons, 64, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, in Flomaton.

Mrs. Simmons was a native of Greenville, Alabama, former resident of Excel, Alabama and has resided in Flomaton for the past two years. Mrs. Simmons was a member of Alger-Sullivan Historical Society and of the Century First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her father, Harry Gladwell, Sr.

Survivors include her mother, Frances Rose of Monroeville; husband, Jerry Simmons of Flomaton; one step-son, Tony (Debra) Simmons of Panama City Beach; two daughters, Angela (Sterling) Moody of Greenville, AL and Tracy Thomas of Troy, AL; one step-daughter, Lisa Leigh (Clark) Cryderman of Stuart, FL; one brother, Allen (Marcie) Gladwell of Decatur, AL; two sisters, Donna (Sheldon) Bayles of Monroeville and Debbie (Wayne) Terry of Trinity, AL; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Century First Baptist Church with Rev. Janet Lee officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Century First Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at the Flomaton Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Fisher, Tony Bayles, Tony Simmons, Wayne Terry, Nathan Terry and Keith Adams.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Ladies (Century First Baptist Church).

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

Kenneth “Ken” Dale Hunt

September 4, 2015

Kenneth “Ken” Dale Hunt, age 55 of Jay, passed away August 31, 2015, in Jay. He served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and served as Assistant Chief for Jay Fire Department Station 28. He also worked at Jay Hospital as a CNA and private healthcare as well. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a loving son, brother and friend to those that knew him.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Hunt and mother, Francis Hunt.

He is survived by his father, Dale ( Joyce) Hunt; brothers, Wallace Hunt and Kevin Hunt; step-brothers, Steve (Carol) Prettyman and Doug Prettyman; step-sisters, Peggy Prettyman and Cindy (Mike) White; uncle, Chip (Becky) Barbas; step-daughter, Tina (Tom) Berrian; grandchildren, Dekota Hunt and Destiny Berrian.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 4, 2015, Jay Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Pruitt and Rev. Chip Barbas officiating.

Linda Wilson Farrior

September 4, 2015

Linda Wilson Farrior, 73, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a valiant battle with a lengthy illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

Known affectionately as “Maw Maw”, she was a lifelong resident of Pensacola. As an active member of West Pensacola Baptist she sponsored and supported missionary efforts all over the world. She loved traveling, cooking, and sewing, but many of her happiest times were spent in the company of her family and friends.

She was welcomed home by her father, Chesley Wilson; mother, Elizabeth Wilson Bowling; and son, Daniel Farrior.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 31 years, Jerry Farrior; sons, Michael Lee, Robert “Rob” (Joy) Lee, and Phillip (Amanda) Farrior; sister, Faye (Joe) Nicholson; brother, Jack (Janet) Wilson; and step-father, Gary Bowling. She also had a very special place in her heart for her adult grandchildren, Jesse, Courtney (Richard), David, and Krista; five adolescent grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Jeff Walker officiating.

Pallbearers will be Randy Nicholson, Kevin Nicholson, Phillip Farrior, Jesse Lee, Richard Lassitter, David Lee.

Honorary pallbearer is Glenn Nicholson.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Allen Gibbs

September 4, 2015

Larry Allen Gibbs passed away on September 4, 2015. He was 69 years old.

He is survived by his wife Debbie; daughters, Keisha Legerton (Gregg) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Leisha Strickland of Daphne; step-daughter, Amy Ramsey (Jerry) of Gulf Shores; step-granddaughter, Macey Ramsey of Gulf Shores; as well as other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born in and was a longtime resident of Atmore. Larry joined the US Marine Corps in May 1969. He served his country in Vietnam, where he achieved the rank of Corporal. Larry was honorably discharged from military service in May1971.

After returning from Vietnam, Larry served the City of Atmore through the Atmore Police Department as a patrolman. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 1976 and to Detective Sergeant in 1981, becoming Atmore’s first detective. Larry developed and headed the first Detective Division and was promoted to Detective Lieutenant in 1984. In 1988, Larry was recruited by the Daphne Police Department to serve as a Detective Sergeant and to develop the first Detective Division for Daphne, AL. In 1995, after a 26-year career, Larry retired from Law Enforcement. After retirement, Larry moved to Gulf Shores where he enjoyed the slower pace of beach life, and served as security for local business establishments, as well as Gulf State Park. Larry was a proud Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NRA on his behalf would be appreciated.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 2 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating.

Full Military Honors will be bestowed prior to his internment at Oak Hill Cemetery on Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 6, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eileen Elizabeth Cywanowicz

September 4, 2015

Eileen Elizabeth Cywanowicz, age 90, of Pensacola, passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2015. She was born in Lawrence, MA to the late Joseph and Florence Jean and moved to Pensacola in 1965. Eileen’s joys were her passion for volunteering at the USO and the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center, which she did until her passing. She was a long time church and choir member at St. Josephs Catholic Church. Eileen retired from nursing at the Naval Hospital of Pensacola.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; son, John; her parents, stepmother, Yvonne Jean; and her sister, Louise White.

Eileen is survived by her daughter, Lynda; brother, Donald (Lee) Jean; nieces Donna and Sandy; and her nephew Kraige.

A Memorial mass will be held Friday, September 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 140 W Government St in Pensacola.

A private cremation was entrusted to Faith Chapel South.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to U.S.O. Pensacola or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with arrangements.

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