Ellis Edward Leggett

March 25, 2015

Mr. Ellis Edward Leggett, 87, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015, in Flomaton.

Mr. Leggett was a native of Miami, FL, former resident of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a resident of Flomaton, for the past 25 years.

His wife, Helen Leggett; daughter, JoEllyn Lambeth and granddaughter, Jayne Lowery precede Mr. Leggett in death.

Survivors include his brother, Harold Leggett; two grandchildren, Janalee Donaldson and Judd Lambert; four great-grandchildren, Alexandra Bondurant, Summer Bondurant, Josh Lowery and Hayden Lowery; and nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

James Edward Felton

March 25, 2015

Mr. James Edward Felton, 70, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Flomaton.

Mr. Felton was a native of Pensacola, former resident of Seattle, Washington and a resident of Flomaton for the past six months.

Survivors include his daughter, Jamie Miller Felton of Seattle, WA; and four sisters, Barbara Morris of Flomaton, Teresa Cannon of Kent, Washington, Margie Wark of Olympia, WA and Betsy Felton of Seattle, WA.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 27, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Father Gordon Milstead officiating.

Burial will follow at the Flomaton Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, March 27, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

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

Ronald C. Williams

March 25, 2015

Ronald C. Williams was born on March 27, 1945, and went to his heavenly home March 23, 2015.

Ronnie, or RW, as known by all his friends was well known in the automotive industry. He was so loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ronnie loved to fish, hunt and be with his friends and family.

Ronnie is predeceased by his parents, James A. and Stella Williams; brothers, James (Jewel) and Gene Williams; sister, Kathryn Booker; father-in-law, James Plair; and sister-in-law, Delores Coleman.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years, Linda “Lyn” Williams; sons, Jeff (Amanda), Tony and Walker; daughter, Kim Fitzgerald; sisters, Elsie Wolters and Ernestine Wiggins; brother, Ernie L. Magaha; mother-in-law, Lois Plair; brother-in-law, Buddy Plair; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Alyse, Mason, Jason, Taylor, Morgan and A.J.; extended family, James Earl (Naomi), Johnny (Mollie), Bobby, Michael (Shirley), John and Granny Guy; and several nieces, nephews and many that called him Uncle Ronnie.

Many thanks to the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice for all the help and kindness during this time, especially Brenda, Vicki, Christine, and Evelyn. A very special thanks to Deborah and Steve Anderson for all their love and support.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015, with James Earl Guy, officiating.

Burial will follow in Spruell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Cantonment Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be Tommy English, Bill Gulsby, Wayne Burkett, Johnny Guy, Bobby Guy, and Michael Guy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Dubose, Wayne Blackmon, Doug Patterson, Johnny Edwards, Wayne Hadley, Duke McGowan, Mickey Mixon, Mike James, and Garner Nichols.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Robert “Bob” Louis Swain, Jr.

March 25, 2015

Robert “Bob” Louis Swain, Jr., 74, of Cantonment, died Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Bob was born in Portsmouth, VA and moved to Pensacola 45 years ago. He loved all sports, especially baseball. Bob coached and helped coach Little League Baseball for several years.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Louis Swain, Sr. and Catherine Louise O’Shaughnessy Swain.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline; son, Christopher Swain of Cantonment; three daughters, Melissa Swain Jacobs of Pensacola, Linda (Charlie) Martz of Corunna, Indiana and Christine Lott of Foley, Alabama; Gregory Jacobs, who we consider a son; one sister, Sandra Swain Dresch of Ft. Myers, Florida; nine grandchildren, Rachel, Nicklaus, Tyler and Marrah Martz of Corunna, Indiana and Christian, Braedan and Noah Jacobs of Pensacola, Kaylee Swain of Pensacola, and Ava Berroa of Pace; four great-grandchildren, Myles and Margo Martz and Grant and Gabriella Schemerhorne of Indiana. He was a loving husband and a super grandfather.

Visitation will take place Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Father Casstley officiating.

Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Charles T. Harris

March 25, 2015

Charles T. Harris, 71 of Cantonment, went to be with our Heavenly Father, March 21, 2015, unexpectedly. He was born August 3, 1943, in Pensacola. He resided in Molino until he joined the US Air Force in 1962. Charles met and married the love of his life, Ann in Shreveport, LA. Charles served most of his Air Force Career at Barksdale Air Force Base, Guam and Iceland. After his military service Charles and his family relocated to Pensacola where he managed the family business, CHM Cooling and Heating. He retired from public works, Saufley Field as a heating and air-conditioning mechanic in 2001. Charles was a simple man and very hard worker. He had a big heart who loved all of his family and his many friends. He adored his dog, Sammy. He will be sorely missed and loved by all who were blessed to know him.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, William T. Harris; mother, Lennie Byrd Harris; sisters, Fay Drummond, Vicky Martin; and brother, Larry Harris.

He is survived by his by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Harris; daughters, Cindy (Maj. Peter) Faeth, Penny (Dennis) DeVries; grandchildren, Amanda and Bo Hobbs, Addisyn DeVries, Shelby Gonzalez, Parker and Tessa Faeth; sisters, Pat Caum, Carol Maddox (John), Sue Chatterton (Richard), and Sandra Midlam.

Pallbearers are Jason and Steven Martin, Triston Midlam, Marshall Caum, Jeff Martinez and Pete Faeth.

Honorary pallbearers are Richard Caum, Rick Harris, Frank Lucius, Brian Ard, Jimmy Cotton, Scott Gilbert, and Vance Silvers.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Father George Thekku officiating.

Interment will follow at the Aldersgate Methodist Church in Molino.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

Margaret “Mutt” Simmons

March 25, 2015

Margaret “Mutt” Simmons, 90 of Pensacola, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was a faithful member of Olive Baptist Church for over 65 years. She was a lifelong homemaker who loved to garden and play cards with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Linzy Simmons; sister, Josephine “Priss” Hendrix; and brothers, C.W. “Buddy” and J. D. Enterkin.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Betty (Bo) Thompson and Nancy (Larry) Kellum; and grandchildren, Andrew (Dawn) Kellum and Timothy (Nikki) Kellum.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Passmore and Rev. Steele, officiating.

Burial will follow in Ray’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, the family request the memorial contributions be made to Olive Baptist Church building fund.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Allene Vaughn Bryan

March 22, 2015

Margaret Allene Vaughn Bryan of Walnut Hill, age 87, went peacefully to be with her God and Savior, comforted by family in her home, on Friday, March 20th, 2015.  She was born on February 3, 1928, in McCullough, AL, where she lived for four years before moving to Walnut Hill where she resided for the remainder of her life.  She raised her family and eventually retired from the Escambia County School District after having served in food service for 33.5 years.

She was one of the two remaining original members of Walnut Hill Baptist Church where she served faithfully and shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone she met.  Additionally, she sang in the choir for over 73 years, enjoyed Sunday School and special gatherings with her church family such as Homecoming, and sought ways to help the church grow and prosper for the Lord.  She spent many joyful years playing guitar and singing alto with her band, the Discipleaires, cooking her famous Chocolate Pies, and telling everyone she met about those she loved.  Spending time with family and fellowshipping with many friends made her life happy and complete.

She is preceded in death by her parents William Michael and Dorcas Allene Vaughn and her loving husband and best friend, Eugene (Gene) Bryan.

She is survived by her sister Pauline Stuart of Bay Minette; brother-in-law Charles Bryan, and sister-in-law Louise of Pensacola; sister-in-law Virginia Bryan-Sims and brother-in-law Therrell of TheodoreL; and sister-in-law Lorraine Huff of Pittsburgh, PA; her three children and their spouses: William E. and Sharon Bryan of Macon, GA; Dianne and Wesley Foster of Ft. Myers, FL; and Terri and Don Jernigan of Pensacola; and her six grandchildren and their spouses: Kellie and Verne Ferguson of Alpharetta, GA; Kim Bryan Spears-Reich and Andy Reich of Stuart, FL; Jonathan and Christi Bryan of Daphne; Brian Foster of Tuscaloosa, AL; Ashley and Hamid Yazarlou of Long Beach, CA; and SSG Landon Jernigan of Ft. Carson, CO.  Additionally, she is survived by her nine great-grandchildren: Brooke, Maggie, and Davis Ferguson, Emily and Elizabeth Spears, Fisher and Finley Bryan, and Caylin and Camryn Yazarlou.

Family will receive friends on Monday, March 23rd at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore from 6-8 p.m.  Her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 2 p.m. at Walnut Hill Baptist Church and will be officiated Pastor Ted Bridges. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery immediately following the service.

Active Pallbearers will be Brian Foster, Jonathan Bryan, Verne Ferguson, Feulner Stuart, Derrick Stuart and Gary Bryan.

Honorary pallbearers will be SSG Landon Jernigan (active duty), Hamid Yazarlou, Billy Ward, Leroy Wiggins, Gary Purvis, Don Strickland, Lindy Phillips, James Grant, Carl Deckerd, Edward Godwin, Brett Ward, Bo Bartley, Kenneth Bryan, Clayton Scott and Kent Sherrill.

Memorial gifts may be made in honor of Margaret Allene Vaughn Bryan to the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

Penny Ann Nellums

March 22, 2015

Penny Ann Nellums, 60, passed away March 19, 2015. She was born in Hamilton, OH and resided in the Pensacola area for the last 39 years. For the eight years Penny was a substitute teacher at various schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. She was a very compassionate and humble person and loved every student she met. She dearly loved her husband of 38 years, Robert Nellums, her children, and her grandchildren were adored.

Every holiday season Penny cooked the meals for her many family members and always expertly decorated her home for special holidays. During the fall she enjoyed going to the mountains to see the many colors of the autumn leaves; during the summer she loved to spend time at Pensacola Beach whether it be during the day enjoying the sunshine or in the evening watching the beautiful sunsets. Penny was a classy lady and loved to dress up.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie James Cornett, and her sister, Rosalie Menard.

Penny is survived by her loving husband, Robert Nellums; two daughters, Melissa (Chris) Johnson and Misty Barrett; grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Jr., Jason Ogle and Chloe Barrett; step-daughter, Gwenda Nelson; three brothers, eight sisters, and many friends.

The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 12 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service.

Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

The family has entrusted Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with all arrangements.

Courtney MarieAnn Parker

March 22, 2015

Courtney MarieAnn Parker, 22, of Pensacola, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 13, 2015. She was a loving daughter, aunt, and friend. Courtney was born July 13, 1992 in Pensacola. After graduating Pensacola School of Liberal Arts in 2010, she worked for Springleaf Financial. She loved everything about the beach and the gulf. She adored her family, friends, cooking, and fishing. Her love for helping other people was evident in everything she did.

Courtney is survived by her parents, Tim and Kim Parker; sister, Caitlyn McGhie; brother-in-law, Kyle McGhie; neice, Amelia McGhie; grandparents, James and Joyce Street;  grandmother, Nelree Betty Williams; aunt, Janine Street; uncle and aunt, Chris and Lisa Street; uncle, John Street; uncle and aunt, Tim and Cissy Holland; uncle, Greg Parker; cousins, Corey and Brooke Street, Misty and Tim Spooneybarger, Kodie Parker, Mindy Ball, Nikki Porter and Matthew Smith.

A Celebration of Life service was held March 20, 2015, at Klondike Baptist Church.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is entrusted with the arrangements.

Jeanette Marie Hatfield

March 22, 2015

Mrs. Jeanette Marie Hatfield, 54, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Mobile.

Mrs. Hatfield was a native and lifelong resident of Bratt. Mrs. Hatfield was the vice president of Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion. She attended the Poplar Dell Baptist Church. Her parents, Cleve and Ann Taylor precede her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Randy Hatfield of Bratt; one son, Jeremy Clint Hatfield of Bratt; four step-sons, Heath Hatfield of Alexandria, LA, Troy Hatfield, Joshua Hatfield and Tristan Hatfield all of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Crystal (John) Coleman of Bryneville; four sisters, Janice (Clayton) Flowers of Nokomis, Louise (Woody) Boseman of Monroeville, AL, Lynette Colbert of Atmore and Annette (Glen) Carr of Pensacola; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Coleman and John Noah Coleman.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. John Coleman officiating.

Burial was in the Godwin Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glen Carr, Woody Boseman, Matthew Wilson, Tripp Dawson, Bobby Hatfield and Shane Hatfield.

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

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