Betty Jean Caraway Millikan

March 19, 2013

Betty Jean Caraway Millikan, 58 of Loxley, passed away March 17, 2013, in Daphne.  She was born July 24, 1954, in Atmore to the late Gene and Sue Taylor Caraway.

She is survived by her daughter, Tara Franklin of Loxley; son, Justin J.T. Franklin of Loxley; brothers, James Caraway of Atmore, Mark Caraway and Scott Caraway, both of Pensacola; grandchildren, Marshall Tre Wall, III, Peyton Allison Franklin, Cameron Franklin and Kendra Franklin.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wesley Enfinger officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Land

March 19, 2013

Mary Land, 97, of Berrydale, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 18, 2013. Born in Tennessee, she had resided in Berrydale since moving to Florida at age 7. Her father, Francis Kirby Cantrell, died when she was a child. She was raised by her loving stepfather and mother, A.Q. & Ruth Hicks, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by husband Gordon Land; daughter and son-in-law Lula Mae and Donald Hunter; sister, Mabel Ward; and brother, David Cantrell.

She is survived by her son, Vance Land; grandson, Dexter Hunter (Bonnie); granddaughter, Kaitlin Hunter; dear friend and loving caregiver, Imogene Reeder; compassionate caregiver, Gloria Butler; very special nieces and nephews; a host of grown “children” who considered her a second mother; and numerous friends.

She was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star, Jay Chapter. She loved needlework, gardening, cooking, and helping others.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Jay Funeral Home with OES services at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Brown and Rev. Ladon Hall officiating.

Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be a few of those she loved as her own children, Russell Reeder, Joe Reeder, Rusty Reeder, Ben West, Don West, and David West.

Honorary pallbearers will be special friend Winnie (Tiny) Copeland, members of Pine Grove adult Sunday school class, and John David Reeder.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 4216 Reeder Road, Jay, Florida 32565.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Garrard, Jr.

March 18, 2013

John Garrard, Jr., 86, of Atmore, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Atmore.

John was a native of Flora, MS, where he graduated as valedictorian of Flora High School. John enlisted in the United States Navy, and served his country during World War II. In 1949, after graduating from Millsaps College with a degree in economics and business administration, he moved to Atmore. John served as president and CEO of First National Bank of Atmore, and also served as city councilman of Atmore for 16 years. He was on many committees and clubs, but above all, he loved serving his church, First United Methodist Church, the City of Atmore, and the Atmore Public Library.

John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Fonda; his parents, Annie Hayles Garrard and John Garrard; two brothers, Bobby Garrard and Bennie Garrard; and one sister, Myrtle Garrard Bowman.

John is survived by two sons, John Michael (Gail) Garrard and David Garrard; granddaughters, Kelly (Rusty) Howard and Lori Beth (Michael) Diller; five great-grandchildren, Anna Kate Howard, Alex Howard, John William Howard, Logan Diller, and Ella Grace Diller; one step-grandson, Blaine McFarland; and one step-granddaughter, Dana (Tony) Campise; and three step-grandchildren, Cala, Hannah and Cody Morrison.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from the First United Methodist Church in Atmore, with the Rev. Jim Reece officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m.

Active pallbearers will be Blaine McFarland, Dr. Jonah McIntyre, Rob Faircloth, Jr., Stephen Van Pelt, Ted Presley, Larry Houck, Mayor Howard Shell and Mayor Jim Staff.

Honorary pallbearers will be the First National Bank Retirees Club and their spouses, the Atmore VFW, and past City Councilmen Chris Walker, Webb Nall, Louie Turner III, Cornell Torrence.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Atmore Public Library or First United Methodist Church of Atmore.

Zell Barnes Brantley

March 18, 2013

Mrs. Zell Barnes Brantley, age 91, of Flomaton, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her home.

Mrs. Brantley was a native of Escambia County, AL and a lifetime member of the Flomaton community where she was a homemaker and a member of Century Church of Christ. Mrs. Brantley was preceded in death by her husbands, Hunter Brantley and Wade Grice, Sr.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Ann) Brantley, Jack Brantley, both of Flomaton; step-son, Wade Guice, Jr., of Flomaton; daughters, Wanda (Evon) Johnson and Cheryl (Randy) Turner, both of Flomaton; sister, Dorothy Carden of Flomaton; 10 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. until a service time at 11 a.m. with Minister Clifford Dixon officiating.

Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery in Flomaton.

Pallbearers will be Robert Carden, Lewie Joe Smith, Mark Autrey, Josh White, Bubba Pridgen, Johnny Burkhead.

James “Peanut” McDonald

March 17, 2013

James “Peanut” McDonald, 72, passed away March 16, 2013. He was a resident of Canoe, AL, and was born on September 4, 1940 in Atmore He was retired from Smurfit Stone. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Cecil and Elizabeth Octavia Jaye McDonald and his brother George William McDonald.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca McDonald and daughters, Felicia Pettis (Lee) of Monroeville, AL. and Rebecca Smith (Ben) of Atmore, brother, Bobby McDonald and grandchildren Stephen Pettis, Jessica Black (Marshall), Sam Smith, Will Smith and one great granddaughter Rebecca Elizabeth Black.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 18, 2013, at 2 p.m.from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 18, 2013, from noon until service time at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

Active pallbearers will be Lee Pettis, Stephen Pettis, Ben Smith, Marshall Black, Bill Etheridge, Mickey Cannon, Jim Staff, Floyd Adams and Billy Conn Madison.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen C Barnett

March 16, 2013

Helen C Barnett, age 78 of Cantonment, passed away on March 13, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marvie Barnett, parents Henry and Christian Williams, five sisters and one brother. Helen’s home always smelled of wonderful food and you were held captive until you had some of her good country cooking.

Mrs. Barnett is survived by her two daughters, Connie Barnett and Kim (Andy) Blackman; six grandchildren, Derek, Ethan Lee Edward, Nicholas, Christian, Charity and Noah.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 16 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home with the funeral on Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.

Albert Allen Miller

March 13, 2013

Albert Allen Miller was born to John Henry and Daisy Mae Miller in Boothtown, AL, on May 29, 1927, and departed to his Heavenly Home on March 12, 2013. He was a member of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. He was a self-employed building contractor in Northwest Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Margaret G. Miller; his daughter, Debra Grace Miller and two brothers, Leo and Thurman Miller.

He is survived by his children: sons, William (Bill) Miller (Mattie) of Molino, Joe Miller (Faye) of Holt and Rick Miller (Diana) of Milton; daughter, Brenda Johnson (Roy) of Bogia; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Eloise Turner; two brothers, Bobby and Benny Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International or Regency Hospice.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Billy Dean Fowler officiating. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Billy Joe Chancery

March 13, 2013

Mr. Billy Joe Chancery, age 76, of Brewton, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, in a Pensacola hospital.

Mr. Chancery was a native and life long resident of Brewton. He was a graduate of W.S. Neal High School and was retired from the U.S. Army. After his retirement he worked as a pipefitter in the construction industry for a number of years. He was a member of Dogwood Hills Assembly of God. Mr. Chancery was preceded in death by a child; his parents, Albert Chancery and Gaynell Watson; brothers, Albrey Chancery, Charles Chancery, John Chancery, Bobby Chancery, and Mike Chancery; sisters, Barbara Chancery, and Eula Mae Chancery Vuittonet.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Adreth Brown Chancery of Brewton; two sons, Greg (Cindi) Chancery of Mobile, Rick (Terri) Chancery of Loxley; two brothers, Glynn (Gloria) Chancery of Osceola, AK, and Earl (Rachel) Chancery of Flomaton; three sisters, Walterene Kelley of Jay, Geraldine (Tyrone) Lowry of Flomaton, and Patricia (Dennis) Myrick of Gosnell, AK; three grandchildren, Erica (Cory) Cox, Heather Thomas, and Jamie Digman; three great-grandchildren, Jay Digman, Benjamin Cox, and Macy Cox.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Quick, Rev. Jackie Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Canaan Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Craver’s Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Billy Lassiter

March 13, 2013

Billy Lassiter, 65, of Atmore, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, in Pensacola. He was retired as a pipe inspector. He was born in Evergreen, on March 27, 1947, to the late Willie J. and Mazie Thompson Lassiter. He was a United States Army Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Faye Lassiter and one brother, Robert Holley.

He is survived by two sons, Shawn Lassiter (Hope) and Shannon Lassiter, both of Atmore; special sister-in-law, Judy Smith of Atmore; three brothers, Larry Lassiter, Michael Lassiter and Steve Thompson, all of Atmore; and two sisters, Sheila Dalton of Pittsburg, PA, Linda Griggers of Atmore; and four grandchildren, Natalie Lassiter, Sydnie Lassiter, Ragan Lassiter and Paige Lassiter.

Services will be Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill cemetery with military honors.

Active pallbearers will be Brandon Carlton, Blake Lassiter, Dean Fournier, Randall Ward, Toby Quimby and Brandon Smith.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Jamie Shane Hall

March 11, 2013

Jamie Shane Hall, 43, of Oak Grove, passed away March 10, 2013, in Atmore.

He was born December 18, 1969, in Atmore. He was a 1987 graduate of Ernest Ward High School and a 1993 graduate of Auburn University. He worked for Larson-McGowan Forest Managers and Consultants. He was a registered Black Angus cattle farmer. He was currently working for Resource Management Services, LLC at the Pace office. He attended Grace Fellowship Church in Atmore. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace Angus and Gladys Myrtle Hall and Curtis Leroy and Lola Beatrice Byrd.

He is survived by his wife, Blaire Hall and children, Tucker Graham Hall and Colbie Capri “Jamie” Hall, all of Oak Grove; parents, Jan Hall of Atmore and James Earl “Bud” (Anita) Hall of Oak Grove; mother-in-law, Carol Hopkins; brother, Rusty (Traci) Hall of Augusta, GA and his nieces and nephews, Maddox, Noah, Brody, Hudson and Lillyanne.

Jamie served on the following local and state organizations: honorary member of Northview High School FFA where he served as advisor for cattle programs and the interview committee for Chapter Officers; Escambia County Farm Bureau Board of Directors; Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Training program; Florida Farm Bureau Forestry Advisory Committee; Chairman of Escambia County Extension Office; FSA Advisory Council; Wedgeworth Leadership Institute – Class V; Florida and Alabama Cattlemen’s Association; Government Affairs Committee and a member of the Florida Forestry Association, honored in 40 under 40 Florida Forestry Association leadership group, and was actively involved in 4-H.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gene King and Rev. Charles Melvin officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Davis, Jeff Hester, Lynn Ralls, Glynn Ralls, Matt Ezekiel and Paul Byrd.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northview FFA Alumni & Friends, 4100 W. Hwy 4, Century, FL 32535. Donations will be used to establish a scholarship in Jamie’s honor.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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