Hattie Lou Morris

July 1, 2013

Hattie Lou Morris, 85 of Poarch, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker, born in Atmore on July 23, 1927, to the late Dave and Molly Rolin Presley.

She is preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Morris; two sisters, Lunie Mae McGhee and Elba “Coot” McGhee; one brother, J.D. Presley; two grandchildren, Brandy Shane Morris and Phillip Brandon Nall.

Survivors include eight children, Marybell and the late Benny McGhee, three children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; Marilyn and the late Gene Ross, two children, four grandchildren; Mack and Pam Morris, four children, four grandchildren; Annette and Don Nall, three children;  Mack, Jr. and Sandra Morris, three children, five grandchildren; Lanette and the late Michael Tuberville, three children, two grandchildren; Gailette and David Moore, four children, five grandchildren; David and Tina Morris, two children; Granny’s legacy totals eight children, 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday, July 02, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Atmore Memorial Chapel with Rev. Michael Montgomery and Rev. Gene Pickern officiating. Interment will follow in New Home Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be Wesley Morris, Coley McGhee, Austin Tuberville, Kipp Moore, Colt Morris and Brian Moore.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Buford Rolin, Stephen Bryan, Brad Nall, Benjamin Tuberville, Steven Ross, Garvis Sells, Odell McGhee, and Charles Gregson.

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

Shirley Faye Raines

July 1, 2013

Shirley Faye Raines, 75, of Wing, AL, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, in Mobile. She was a secretary, born in McCullough on October 10, 1937, to the late Carlos and Verla Percy Gibson.

She is survived by five children; one step-daughter; one sister, Willie Fay Rosemondy of Pensacola; and a special niece Earline (Ralph) Pearson of Atmore.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Helen Marie Brown

June 30, 2013

Helen Marie Brown was born on December 6, 1932, to the late Charlie and Viola Johnson in Buena Vista, AL.

She gracefully departed this life to be with God on June 25, 2013.  She had 13 sisters and brothers, six of whom, Lee, Ollie, Minnie, Willie Clyde, Robert and Lucille, preceded her in death.  She was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Atmore.

She was married to Hoover Brown for 57 years, and to this union, five children were born. Those who mourn her but cherish her memory are: devoted husband, Hoover Brown of Atmore; five children, DeVan Brown of Atlanta, Devon Brown of Atmore, Andre Brown (Katrinka) of Atmore, Renee Rowe (Wayne) of Atlanta and Eric Brown (Gwendolyn) of Birmingham; six brothers, Delloyd Johnson and O’Neill Johnson, both of Atmore, Woodrow (Elizabeth) Johnson of Chicago, Dewey Johnson of Jackson, Ala., Peter Johnson and Jessie Johnson, both of Los Angeles; one sister, Mary Alice (Charles) Reynolds of Atmore; a devoted sister-in-law, Viola Johnson of Atmore;  nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and loving friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 1 at 1 p.m. from Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Center. Burial will follow at Stallworth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday, June 30 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Mayberry Funeral Home.

Mayberry Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Lloyd Parker

June 30, 2013

Lloyd Parker, a native of Atmore, AL, and longtime resident of Pensacola, passed away June 21, 2013. He was a painter by profession. Lloyd was an avid University of Florida baseball fan.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Talmadge  and Tennie Mae Parker; son, Ronald Ray Parker; two brothers, Bill Parker and Tommy Parker.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Trawick Parker, son, Keith (Laura) Parker, daughter, Karen (Craig) Poche; stepdaughters, Sharon Dillon and Cheryl Pugh; stepson, Bobby Cook; brothers, Quinton (Virginia) Parker, Claude (Dianne) Parker and Danny (Christy) Parker; sisters, Carolyn Davis and Bonnie (Jim) Garrett; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Memorial Service was held at 10 a.m. , Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Beulah Baptist Church, 5805 Beulah Road with Sean Till and Deacon Thomas Frazier officiating.

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

Mack Douglas Thompson

June 25, 2013

Mack Douglas Thompson, 60, went to heaven on June 22, 2013. Doug retired from the Escambia County School District where he was employed for 37 ½ years as an HVAC supervisor. He was an excellent provider to his family, had an excellent sense of humor, loved his family dearly, and was an outstanding husband, father, son, and grandfather. At work Doug was all business, outspoken but very loyal to his co-workers and the school district which he served. Cooking, fishing and gardening were his favorite hobbies. He enjoyed family gatherings and cooking the meals, especially for the holidays. However, his most pleasurable times were spent with his children and grandchildren. Otis and Gracie were his two puppy dogs which he enjoyed and dearly loved. Doug was an active member of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church.

Preceding Doug in death were his father, Archie Douglas Thompson and his grandparents, Herman and Dora Stringfellow, and several uncles and aunts.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Joanna Greenwood Thompson; son, Allen (DeAnna) Thompson; daughter, Kelly (Alan) Turner; his wonderful mother, Mary Ellen Thompson; three grandchildren, Kingsley Allen Thompson, Zachary Alan Turner, and Jacob Morgan Turner; brother, William David Thompson; sister, Noreen (Charlie) Barlow; nephew, Archie Harris; great-nephew, J.C. Harris; and many friends.

The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel North on Wednesday, June 26, from 5 p.m until 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted from the Chapel of Faith Chapel North on Thursday, June 27, at 9 a.m.

Interment will follow in Bayview Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North has been entrusted with the care and services.

Lillian Mildred McCurdy

June 24, 2013

On June 22, 2013, we lost a very special lady, Lillian Mildred McCurdy. On that day in Heaven, she met her great-granddaughter, Grayton, who passed away on the same day in 2009.

Mrs. McCurdy was a native of Geneva, AL, but resided in the Century community since 1943, and was previously from Jay. She retired from Sheltex Corp. with 57 years of service. Mrs. McCurdy was a member of the Century Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Jean McCurdy Grantham and grand-daughter, Grayton Karleigh Creekbaum, as well as, sisters, Eloise Burdick Linzy, Louise Burdick Gentry; brother, Joseph Floyd Burdick and niece, Betty Burdick Gatwood.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Leonard McCurdy of Century; daughter, Ginger (Charles) McCurdy Rumbley of Pensacola Beach; grandchildren, Leigh (Travis) Rumbley Creekbaum of Birmingham and Lauren Alexandria Grantham, of Fort Walton Beach; great-grandchildren, Gray Kennedy Creekbaum and Jayce Daniel Nisewonger; son-in-law, Bill Grantham of McDavid; niece, Linda (Jack) Linzy Carden of Jay; nephews, Bruce Ray (Mary Jim) Linzy and Joe Max (Elaine) Linzy both of Jay.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Century Church of Christ at 11 a.m. with Minister Jesse Claunch officiating.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until service time.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Brougham, Jack Carden, Travis Creekbaum, Bill Grantham, Bruce Linzy, Joe Max Linzy.

Interment will be at Ray’s Chapel Cemetery in Bogia.

Flomaton Funeral Home is directing.

Gerald C. Bradley

June 24, 2013

Mr. Gerald C. Bradley, 81, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Crestview

Mr. Bradley was a native of Canoe, AL, former resident of Pensacola and has resided in Holt, FL for the past eight years. Mr. Bradley was a Veteran of the Korean War, hardworker, and drywall hanger for 40 years, and went above and beyond on his work and was friendly. His wife, Lucy Bradley; parents, C.L. Bradley and Nell Bradley; two brothers, Jimmy Bradley and Gene Bradley; and one sister, Clara Lissenby, precede him in death.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Bradley of Robertsdale; two daughters, Cheryl Shipp of Holt, FL and Becky Brett of Spanish Fort; one brother, Fred Bradley of Baker, FL; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Canoe Freewill Cemetery with the Rev. George Farnell and Rev. Justin Manning officiating.

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

Mattie Ruth Hall

June 23, 2013

Mattie Ruth Hall, age 85 of Jay, passed away June 20, 2013, in Texas. Mrs Hall was born and raised in Santa Rosa County, Florida, but had resided in Texas the past six years. She was retired from Monsanto and a member of Cora Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Susan Sasser; husband, Ernest Hall; siblings, Grover, Lucius, Gus, Bernice, Viola, Esten and Danny Molloy.

She is survived by sons, Clarence Hall, Wayne (Sarah) Hall, and JD Hall; daughters, Clara (William) Harrison, Sue (Forrest) Karns and Shirley (Rodney) Phillips; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cora Baptist Church with Rev. LaDon Hall officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.

Thomas Edward Morgan

June 21, 2013

Thomas Edward Morgan, age 78 of Pensacola passed away Monday, June 17, 2013. Tom was born October 13, 1934, in Molino,the third child of 14, to the late Walter Howard and Myrtle (Tucker) Morgan. Other than time spent in the US Air Force, Tom spent his entire life in Escambia County and was a lifelong active member of Pinehaven Baptist Church.

Tom met the love of his life, Gloria Sue (Patty) Morgan, in 1956 and married soon after. Tom was an aircraft and auto mechanic and retired from the City of Pensacola as foreman of the city’s maintenance shop.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Judy Yuhasz and June Wood and his brother, Howard.

Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gloria Sue Patty and their five children, Eddie (Margie) Morgan, Milton; Walter Morgan, Eldorado, OK; June (Paul) Brown, Pensacola; Jeff (Lisa) Morgan, Tallahassee; Holly (Larry) Woodward, Pensacola; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Morgan, Walter Morgan, Jeff Morgan, Morgan Wood, Otha Yuhasz and Jason Hammonds.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom’s brothers: Mickey Morgan, Frank Morgan, Jack Morgan and Larry Morgan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society .

The family will receive friends Friday, June 21, 2013, from 10 AM to 11:30 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Chapel services at 11:30 a.m.. Graveside service will be at Morgan Cemetery in Molino.

Julia Rose Fillingim

June 21, 2013

Julia Rose Fillingim passed away June 8, 2013. She was was born October 5, 1923 in Staten Island, NY to Michale and Amelia Vigliotti, who prededed her in death, along with two sisters preceding her, Louise Russo of Las Vegas, NV and Terry Vigliotti of New Jersey. Also preceding her was Bert Fillingim, who had been her spouse in their early years. She is survived by one son, Howard Fillingim (Lynn), plus one brother, Molio Vigliotti, of New Jersey. Her parents migrated here from Naples, Italy, before the children were born.

She loved taking walks in the evening and working in her yard with her flowers. Julia worked at Tate High School lunch room in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Later she went to work for Vanity Fair Mills in Milton where she retired as an inspector. She was of Apostolic Pentecostal faith and loved her Lord, church and home very much. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, whom she cared about, plus one sister-in-law, Elsie Fillingim, whom she spent a lot of time with. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to hospice or Southern Oaks, whom we thank for their kindness and care, will be appreciated, or to her church. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle, on Hwy 29, Molino,  next to Fran’s Diner. Pastor Rusty Knowles will be officiating the services.

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