June 21, 2012
Baby Blaze Henry Johnson, age three months and 11 days, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital after a extended illness.
Baby Blaze was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Huey and Mary Nell Johnson; uncle, John Franklin Johnson; paternal great grandparents, Roy and Ouida Johnson; and maternal great grandparents, Joseph W. White and J.D. and Ella V. Page.
He is survived by his parents, Chris ‘Squeaky’ and Katherine Johnson of Pensacola; maternal grandparents, Diane White (Chuck Frazier) of Flomaton, and Henry (Joy) Page of Marietta, GA; maternal great grandmother, Rosa Lee White of Flomaton; paternal step-grandmother, Ellen Johnson of Poarch, and many other family members and close friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 6 until 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Flomaton First Baptist Church with Rev. Dustin Stockstill and Dr. Jerry Keese officiating.
Interment will follow in Elim Baptist Church Cemetery in Roberts, AL.
Flowers are being accepted but contributions or donations may be made to any Pen Air Credit Union under Baby Blaze Fan Club or to the Regions Bank, Georgia account also under Baby Blaze Fan Club.
June 19, 2012
Sylvia Alberta “MeMaw” Williams, age 92 of Molino, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012.
Sylvia was a native of Grafton, WV, and resided in the Pensacola area for 57 years and was a faithful member of Bellview Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was the owner/operator of Sylvia’s Beauty Salon on Avery Street for 25 years. After moving to the Molino area she found her a new church home at First Baptist Church of Cantonment. She was also a member of the Myrtle Grove Chapter 302 Order of the Eastern Star where she served in numerous offices including Worthy Matron and State Grand Instructor, and was a 40 year member of the Mayfair Homemakers Club. Sylvia loved life and watching her was a lesson in how to love. She loved to laugh and cherished her family and her Lord. What a tremendous blessing to have been able to have such an incredible women in our lives.
Preceding Sylvia (or “Ms Go” as she was affectionately know as) are her husband of 47 years, Adolph F. “Bill” Williams, parents, Charles and Dona Lucas, brothers, Percy, Francis “Tubby” and Frederick Lucus, and sisters, Maudie Dunnigan, Margurite “Geet” Nickelson, Sarah “Kitty” Sinclair, Elizabeth “Libby” Keener and Mary Jane Lucas.
Survivors include her daughters, Norma Marchant (Ricky) and Debbie Gilmore (Ronnie); grandchildren, William H. Marchant (Christie), Kory L. Marchant, Killi Marchant, Lucas Gilmore and Jacob Gilmore (Carla); eight great grandchildren; a very special nephew, Robert “Bob” Bolliger; a very special niece, friend and high school locker mate, Helen Lucas Thorn; numerous other nephews, nieces and cousins; and special friends, Barbara Sapp, Sonja Thompson, Frances Jordon, and Sylvia’s heaven sent friend and caregiver, Tammy Reid Hodge.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be William “Billy” Marchant, Kory Marchant, Lucas Gilmore, Jacob Gilmore, Terry Gray and Greg Creel.
Thanks to all our friends and family for their tremendous support, and a special thank you to Covenant Hospice at West Florida Hospital for their respect and compassion they showed our mother.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Pallative Care Center at West Florida Hospital or to First Baptist Church of Cantonment Pre-School Building Fund.
June 19, 2012
Ina “Belle” Daley Corvo, age 95 of Pensacola, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012. She was the baby of eight children born to John William Daley and Teresa Elizabeth Kerley on October 29, 1916 in Carson, MS.
She married Dominick Corvo in 1943. They were married for 48 years.
She was a devout Catholic and loved and lived her faith.
She is survived by her son, Vincent Corvo of Cantonment; daughter, Kathy (David) Peacock of Molino; three grandsons, Tony Corvo of Robertsdale, Spencer Corvo, Justin (Kim) Peacock of Daphne, six great-grandchildren, Kristyn (Josh) Grider of Gulf Shores, Marissa and Morgan Corvo of Robertsdale, Ashley, Tyler and Natalie Peacock of Daphne, one great great-grandson, Kayden Grider and expecting one great great-granddaughter Jodi Grider in September. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews.
She was a beautiful and remarkable lady filled with God’s love, forgiveness and compassion for everyone she met. Because of the love overflowing from her she didn’t limit family to immediate relatives but embraced and claimed as her own long-time friends Barbara Herrmann and Evelyn Cosgrove, granddaughters Melissa Ard of Robertsdale, Tina Brewer of Elberon, IA and Lisa Corvo and the entire Welch, Burke, and Langan families.
We express our heartfelt thank you for the extraordinary and loving care received from Mr. Steven Raybourn and the Comfort Care Group, Regency Hospice, Granny Nannies and the entire staff of The Sabal House ALF.
Pallbearers will be David Peacock, Tony Corvo, Justin Peacock, Josh Grider and Tom Stull.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 5-7 pm.. with the recitation of the rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel South Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 401 Van Pelt Lane, Pensacola, with Father Dominick Phan Sa and Father George Thekku officiating.
Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alpha Center, 6004 Pernella Rd., Pensacola, FL 32504.
Faith Chapel South Funeral Home. is in charge of arrangements.
June 18, 2012
Robert Earl Lowery, 80 of Cantonment, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012. He was born December 4, 1931, in Jay to John and Ella Lowery where he was raised with five brothers.
After graduating from Samford University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he went on to touch many lives through his ministry and a career in family life counseling. He was the first full time pastor of Pintlala Baptist Church of Pintlala, AL. He was also a chaplain of Baptist Hospital and a pastor at various churches throughout Northwest Florida and Alabama. He was one of the original members of the Thursday Morning Group.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Louise Ray Lowery; children, Anita (Eddie) Kiser, Deborah Nichelson, Eddie (Lisa) Cloud, Deborah (Darwin) Johnson and Ronnie (Jessica) Cloud; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Brother Fred Martin officiating.
Graveside services will be held at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Linden, AL, at 3 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.
June 18, 2012
Myrtle Lee Diamond, age 80 of McDavid, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 17, 2012. She was born in Jay on December 20, 1931.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband D.C. run the family store. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in McDavid. Myrtle Lee was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother to all of those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father Perry L. Kelley and mother Bessie L. Kelley; her sisters, Mary Bovia and Shirley Tidwell; her brothers, Wayne Kelley and Houston Kelley; and great-granddaughter Meagan Hinote.
She is survived by her husband and soulmate of 63½ years, David C. Diamond; three daughters Marie (Jerry) Gibson, Sherrie (Ron) Jones, Cindy Diamond and special adopted daughter Sheila Ashcraft; five grandchildren, Michelle (Randy) Hinote, Jammie (April) Gibson, Brandon (Amy) Scott, Nick (Robin) Jones, and Ashley Jones; 11 great-grandchildren, Gavin Hinote, Hunter Scott, Dakota Rivers, Austin Scott, Bailee Hinote, Wylder Gibson, Tara Jones, and Brant, Griffin, Cole, and Bethany Hyatt; and her precious dog Pepper and Blacky the cat. She is also survived by three sisters and four brothers; James (Jean) Kelley, Buck (Glenda) Kelley, Tink (Annie Ruth) Kelley, Jerry (Walterene) Kelley, Polly (Frank) Whitfield, Ann (Ben) West, and Joan (Jeff) Struebing.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Cora Baptist Church in Jay with Bro. Oglesbee and Bro. Hall officiating services. Burial will follow at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jammie Gibson, Brandon Scott, Nick Jones, Hunter Scott, Gavin Hinote and Randy Hinote. Honorary pallbearers will be her loving nephews.
The family wishes to thank Sacred Heart Hospital doctors and staff, and Joyce Goldenberg Covanant Hospice staff for all of their tender loving care….words cannot express our feelings. Also Life Care Rehab Center, Bro. Oglesbe of Grace Baptist Church, Bro. Hall of Cora Baptist Church, and many numerous friends and families for all of their prayers, visits, phone calls, and food during our time of need. A very special thanks to Nancy Rueb for her daily visits and providing food to the family.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
June 18, 2012
Mrs. Margie Loree Brittingham Evans age 77, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in an Atmore nursing facility after an extended illness.
Mrs. Evans was born in Conecuh County, AL and had been a life long resident of Escambia County (AL). She worked as a production line operator at Georgia Pacific for a number of years. She was of the Holiness faith.
Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. McArthur Evans.
She is survived by one brother, Cecil Brittingham of Brewton; one sister, Pauline Strength of Brewton; one step-son, Douglas Evans of Brewton, two step-daughters, Gloria Green of Flomaton, and Maxine Evans of Brewton; and a number nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Brittingham officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Craver’s Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
June 18, 2012
William F. (Bill) Courtney Sr. was welcomed into his Heavenly Father’s arms on June,15, 2012. Bill was born July 18, 1948, in Pelzer, SC, but had lived most of his life in Pensacola. He was a member of the Ensley Volunteer Fire Department and served his community for over 14 years, as was his father many years before. Bill had also been a member of Gonzalez Baptist Church along with his sister and mother.
Bill is survived by the love of his life, soul mate, and best friend, Vivian Hoffert; his children, William F. Courtney Jr., and daughter-in-law, Carla; Sue Prosser, and Brian Shaw; his grandchildren, Jonathan Courtney and his wife Kyndal Courtney, Ryan Courtney, Sean Harris, Lindsay Prosser, Lanny Prosser, Heather Shaw and Lauren Shaw; one great-granddaughter, Gracie; his sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Hubert Howard; two nephews; two nieces; two great-nephews and one great-niece; and his best buddies, “Angel” and “Scooter”.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North at 1000 Highway 29 South.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from 5 – 6 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.
June 15, 2012
Nettie Ophelia Chavers of Molino passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at a local hospital.
Born in Brewton,she will be remembered as a loving mother and a wonderful friend who was always a joy to be around.
She is preceded in death are her parents, Dennis and Bessie Caine and her husband of 51 years, Francis Foy Chavers.
Survivors include her son, Michael Chavers (Amber); three granddaughters, Haleigh, London and Madelyn; a very large family including three sisters, Wilma Chavers, Betty Faye Chavers and Eula Mae Pugh and a loyal friend of many years, Mary Haas.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
June 15, 2012
Lucian Mitchell, age 79 of Molino, passed away June 13, 2012. He was born and reared in Pensacola.
He retired from the Pensacola Police Department after 22 years of service. He was a sergeant in the Detective Bureau. After his retirement he worked as a private investigator with several law firms. He also worked with the C&P Bank in the loan department. He is a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and his Blue Lodge was West Pensacola 296 and a member of the Hadji Shrine. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Shirley Mitchell; a son, Lucian “Chris” and his wife April, of Pensacola; and grandchildren, Mitchell (Sheila) Johnson, Jennifer (Wyatt) Troxell, Dezerai Duke and Mailyn Duke; as well as eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, James Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, both of Pensacola and Charles (Donna) Mitchell of Austin, TX; father-in law, Forest Junior Carnley; sister-in-law, Janice Carnley and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Faith Chapel North on Highway 29 on Monday, June 18, 2012. The family will receive visitors at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services will commence at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend James Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Eddins, Robert Williams, Mike Thompson, Clyde McCauley, Charles Butler and Bill Lewis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lucian “Chris” Mitchell, Mitchell Watson, Mark Butler and the members of the Molino Volunteer Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Lucian’s name to the Hadji Shrine located on 9 Mile Road, Pensacola for the benefit of crippled and/or burned children.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
June 15, 2012
Myrtle (Snooksie) Leigh Brantley McElhaney Dunn, of Loxley, formerly of Atmore, passed away Wednesday June 13, 2012. She was born in Canoe on May 13, 1923. She graduated from Monroe County High School in 1942. She worked at Brookley Field during WWII and retired in 1985 from Vanity Fair after 37 years of service.
Her first husband of 10 years Andrew Lee McElhaney was killed in a work related accident in 1960. Her second husband of 44 yrs, John Willard Dunn died in 2008.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, Thomas F. and Martha (McCorkel) Brantley; all of her brothers and sisters and their spouses, William F. (Myra) Brantley, Janie (Dave) Womack, Carey (Mittie) Brantley, Katie (Otto) Biggs, Susie Nell (M.L.) Davis, Lucille (Adrain) Summerlin, Edward E. (Martha) Brantley.
Although she had no biological descendents her nieces and nephews were her children.
She is survived by Betty Davis of Loxley,Al. W.Clyde (Marsha) Brantley of Mobile, Bobby L. (Pattie) Brantley of Tallahassee, Franklin Buddy (Frances) Biggs of Atmore, Thomas L. Biggs of Washington D.C., many more nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a host of cousins.
Services will be Saturday June 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. from the Pine Level Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Eugene Freeland officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Clyde Brantley, Bobby Brantley, Bill Brantley, Lennie Brantley, Joe Brantley and Betty Davis.
Family will receive friends, Friday evening June 15, 2012, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.