Katherine Brantley Rogers

April 13, 2013

Mrs. Katherine Brantley Rogers, 87 of Perdido, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, in Atmore. She was born August 27, 1925, to the late Daisey and Adele Evers Brantley. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of the Perdido United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hugo H. Rogers, Sr.; and three brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Hugo H. (Crystal) Rogers, Jr. of Goldhill, AL, H. Norman (Sheila) Rogers of Atmore, and Tolbert B. (Deborah) Rogers of Atmore; two daughters, Barbara (Larry) McCoy of Atmore, and Rosemary Rogers (Larry) Grass of Silver Hill, AL; grandchildren, Hannah Rogers, Hiram Rogers, Spencer Rogers, Austin Rogers, Ross McCoy, Katherine McCoy (James) Bell and Peggy Grass.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Perdido United Methodist Church with Rev. Gerald C. “Judd” Coggin officiating. Burial will follow in Sullivan Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 14, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gaylen Lee Phillips

April 12, 2013

Gaylen Lee Phillips, 66, passed away April 8, 2013 from complications as a result of back surgery. Although he had several previous back surgeries, he thought this one would cure his pain. He is now free from the pain that had been his constant companion for decades.

Gaylen was born in Century, Florida and resided most of his life in Pensacola. His career started in the transportation industry where he was in management. Later he became a successful mortgage banker holding top production awards for the State of Florida with Norwest Mortgage. He had a winning personality and made everyone he talked to feel special. He graduated from Escambia High School and PJC. He also attended UWF and the University of Houston.

Gaylen was married to Kathy for over 30 years. He was predeceased by his father, Willard Phillips and his mother, Eunivay Grant.

Survivors include Jason Phillips of New York, Lori Christianson (Ben) of Gulf Breeze, Laura Young (Scott) of Lillian, AL; grandsons, Cody Luker and Jack Christianson; sisters, Glenda Gamez (Danny) and Gwynn Barbour.

Gaylen was raised in the Assemblies of God Church, but when he and Kathy married, he converted to Methodist. They were members of Pine Forest Methodist Church for 20 years before moving membership to First United Methodist Church.

Special thanks is given to his sister-in-law, Annette Fortney for her devotion and assistance during his last days.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL. Visitation will be Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Although Gaylen loved plants and flowers, he would welcome instead donations to First United Methodist Church, 80 East Wright Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 for the Youth Choir Tour or the Youth Wilderness Trail Scholarship Fund.

Reverend Danny Reese McAlister

April 10, 2013

Reverend Danny Reese McAlister ,71, passed away on April 8, 2013, at his home in Ripley, Mississippi. Rev. Danny McAlister was born on January 25, 1942, to Albert Reese and Bessie Mae Wallis McAlister in New Albany, Mississippi. He had been a minister for over 59 years, Preaching his first sermon at 12 years of age. He pastored churches in Mississippi, Illinois and Florida. He was the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in the late 1980’s. With his wife and family, he traveled over the United States singing and recording gospel music. For the past 15 years, he had battled numerous health issues.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Otterson McAlister of Ripley, Mississippi; one son, Danny McAlister, Jr. (Barbara) of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters, Cheryl Jackson (Charles) of Ripley, Mississippi; Lora Minton (J.T.) of Pensacola; two brothers, Jimmy McAlister (Paulette), Larry McAlister (Doris) all of Ripley, Mississippi; three sisters, Nellie Gandy of Memphis, Tennessee, Linda Grisham (Dennis) of Dumas, Mississippi, Shelia South (Sam) of Ripley, Mississippi; nine grandchildren, Rickey Bryant, Jr., Lucas Bryant, Tyler Bryant all of Ripley, Mississippi, Michael Mitchell, Donald Mitchell (Courtney) and Sara Mitchell all of Pensacola,  Mandy Wiener (Charles), Heather Loyd (Adam), Dannielle Spaulding (Jacob) all of Memphis, Tennessee and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister,Sarah Ward and one grandson, Jacob Bryant.

Pallbearers will be Charles Jackson, Mike Frazier, Travis Brady, Jimmy McAlister, Rickey Medlin, Rickey Bryant, Jr., Lucas Bryant, Tyler Bryant.

Mason Wesley “Coach” Stabler

April 10, 2013

Mr. Mason Wesley “Coach” Stabler, 56 of Atmore, passed away April 9, 2013, in Pensacola. He was born in Atmore on May 3, 1956, to the late Lee and Mabel Stabler. He was a retired educator of over 35 years and worked for the Escambia County School Board as a teacher and coach for over 18 years. He recently retired from Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette as an instructor of mathematics. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother O’Neal Stabler and sister, Levice Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Stabler of Atmore; son, Jerry Bradford (Angie) Alston of Norfolk, VA; daughters, Angela Alston (Ronnie) Brown of Bratt and Misty Leigh Stabler; grandchildren, Caitlyn Brianne Brown, Connor Elliott Stabler, Carmen Abigail Alston and Caleb Bradford Alston; brother, Billy Stabler and sister, Esther Walters.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Grindle officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Kevin Karie, Edward Walters, Frankie Bell, Philip Evans, David Nolin, and Tremaine Pimperl.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted but donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

We will always love you and miss you our “Poppy.”

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Louise Turk “Maw Maw Shonnie”

April 9, 2013

Mrs. Frances Louise Turk, “Maw Maw Shonnie”, age 69 of Flomaton, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at a local hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Turk was a native of Century and had spent the majority of her lifetime there, but had resided in Flomaton for the past several years. She worked as a cashier at Jr. Food Stores and was a member of Little Escambia Baptist Church. Mrs. Turk was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Turk; son-in-law, Tommy Adams; and two brothers, Wayne and Jody Carnley.

Survivors include her son, Tommy (Amy) Turk of Flomaton; daughters, Darlene Adams and Donna (Tommy) Lambeth, both of Flomaton; brothers, Ronald Carnley of Flomaton, Raymond Carnley of Century and Alvin Carnley of Jay; sister, Dianne Howell of Kosciusko, MS; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Hogg and Dr. Larry Patterson officiating.

Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery in Flomaton.

Mrs. Turk’s grandsons will serve as her pallbearers.

Flomaton Funeral Home is directing.

Allie Lucille McGhee

April 9, 2013

Allie Lucille McGhee, 87, of Atmore, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, in Bay Minette. She was a homemaker, born in Atmore on June 25, 1925, to the late Jessie and Maggie McGhee. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Atmore.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy McGhee; four brothers, Orvie McGhee, Grady McGhee, James Rolin and Ealy McGhee; and two sisters, Ara Sagers and Ethel McGhee.

Survivors include her daughter, Jessie (Hilton) Peavy of Atmore; grandchildren, Shannon (Memori) Peavy, Chastity E. (Johnny Lucas) Peavy and Darby (Kim)Peavy; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Services will be Friday April 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. from Atmore Memorial Chapel with Rev. Coleman Pylant and Sis. Mary Gibbs officiating. Interment will follow in New Home Cemetery.

Family will receive friends, Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Atmore Memorial Chapel from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Letha Carnley

April 8, 2013

Letha Carnley, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2013. She was born September 24, 1934, at home in Wardville, Florida (near Davisville), where she lived on or near the family home place most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arnie and Doris Graham Baker; sister, Muriel Milstead; and grandson, Arnie Scott Hardy.

She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Franklin D. “Shorty” Carnley; sons, Ricky (Karen) Hardy, Mark Carnley and Darren (Judy) Carnley; grandchildren, Shane Hardy, Dewayne (Tricia) Carnley, Rachael Carnley, Alyssa Williams, Julie (Josh) Moyer and Cody (Jennifer) Qualls; 11 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and some very special cousins.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home in Atmore with Reverend Paul Enfinger officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include Ricky Hardy, Darren Carnley, Shane Hardy, Dewayne Carnley, Bryan Nisewonger and Brandon Mayo.

Burial will follow in Pine Barren Baptist Church Cemetery in Davisville.

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

Marshall Benton Free “PawPaw”

April 7, 2013

Marshall Benton Free “PawPaw”, passed away April 5, 2013.

He was proceded in death by his wife, Sara Free and three brothers, William, Boyd and Billy Free.

He is survived by his brother, Sonny Free; children, Sharon (David) Summerlin, Gary (Renee) Free, and Marsha (Bill) Ryland; grandchildren, Jennifer Summerlin, Chris (Tammy) Ryland, Heather (Robby) Lowery, Brian Summerlin, Cheyenne Free, Amanda Ryland and Amber (Adam) Free; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Cottage Hill. PawPaw was dearly loved by his family. He will be greatly missed but we are comforted to know that scripture promises “To be absent from the body is to present with the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians 5:8 With that, we celebrate!

Visitation will be Monday, April 8, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Cantonment, with services to follow at 6 p.m.

Mattie Mae Steadham Driver

April 5, 2013

Mattie Mae Steadham Driver, 75 of McDavid, passed away on April 2, 2013, in Pensacola, surrounded by her family. Mattie was born in McCullough, Alabama on September 4, 1937, to Wallace and Della Steadham. She was a lifelong resident of McDavid and retired after approximately 35 years from Monsanto. She was blessed with a talent of growing beautiful flowers and cooking for others. She enjoyed being outdoors, working in her yard, fishing with her grandchildren and visiting with family and friends. Mattie is preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Della Steadham, a sister, two brothers Bob and Ben Steadham, her son, and grandson Rusty Fisher.

She is survived by her daughters, Rita (John) Fisher of Pensacola and Sue (Dwight) Hopkins of McDavid; three grandchildren, Helena Hopkins of McDavid, SGT. Hopkins, Tristan (SPC Hopkins Melanie) of Ansbach, Germany and Brandon Fisher of Pensacola; one brother,  “Bo” Dudley Steadham of McDavid; sister, Margaret Kimmons of Jay; many nieces and nephews and best friend, Jean Boatner of Pensacola.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mitch Herring officiating. Burial will follow in Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will include SGT. Hopkins, Tristan, Brandon Fisher, Kenny McDonald, Jack Boatner, David Boatner, Alfred “Bubba” Kimmons, Jeff Steadham and Doug Walker.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Chase Kaylor

April 5, 2013

Michael Chase Kaylor, age 18, of Damascus Road in Brewton, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was a native and life long resident of Escambia County, Alabama. Chase was a member of Pleasant Hill Holiness Church. He was a former student of W.S. Neal High School. He was a senior at Sparta Academy and played on the Sparta Academy football team as well as the All Star football team. He was Enrolled at La Grange College in the nursing program, and was musically talented with the guitar, violin, piano.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandfather, Walter Dennison and brother, Jordan Kaylor.

Survivors include his mother, Angelia Cardwell Kaylor of Brewton; father, Mike Kaylor of Linden, Alabama ; four brothers, Jonathan (Sarah) Stricklin of Brewton, Caleb Kaylor of Brewton, Trent Kaylor of Monroeville, and Hunter Mullins of Brewton; three sisters, Shanea Kaylor, Jaidan Kaylor and Hannah Kaylor, all of Brewton; grandparents, Johnny and Barbara Cardwell of Brewton; grandmother, Joyce Ann Dennison of Linden; nephew, Hunter Stricklin of Brewton, special family, Tripp, Angie, and Jacob Hendrix of Evergreen and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends.

Visitation will be held Monday night April 8, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at W.S. Neal High School Auditorium in East Brewton.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Herman Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Weaver Cemetery.

Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

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