Vivian Olene Evers Fountain

October 15, 2015

Vivian Olene Evers Fountain 86, of Canoe, passed away on October 12, 2015, in Pensacola. She was born on August 30, 1929, in Robinsonville, AL to the late James “Louis” and Nellie Daw Evers. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Earl Evers; husband, Robert “Bob” Wilson Fountain; and son-in-law, Merrill Ledford. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Atmore.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Wanda) Fountain of Frisco City, Dudley (Sheila) Fountain of Canoe, Glenn (Debbie) Fountain of Canoe, and Tony (Sherry) Fountain of Spanish Fort; daughters, Sybil (Leonard) Sowell of Loganville, GA, Brenda (Paul) Metts of Robinsonville and Wanda Ledford of Canoe; one brother, Wilber (Lois) Evers of Bay Minette; and two sisters, Thelma Marshall of Canoe and Pearl Falls of Live Oak, FL; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the First Assembly of God in Atmore with Bro. Don Davis and Rev. Wanda Fountain officiating.

Burial was in Hall Cemetery in Canoe.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Harper

October 14, 2015

Betty J. Harper went home to be with our Lord on Monday, October 12, 2015. Betty was born June 26, 1930, to Walter Arick and Naomi Robinson Arick in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to Pensacola, FL in 1970 where she continued to raise her family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Nelson Hane; and her second husband, Delbert “Red” Harper, Jr.; son, Charles Hane; daughters-in-law, Sherry Hane and Cheety Hane; and son-in-law, David Reeves.

She is survived by her children, Nelson (Nettie) Hane, Kenny (Donna) Hane, Diana (JR) Howard, Carol Reeves, Sandy (Doug) Whitfield; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two very special friends Ronnie and Diane Hemby.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Miley and Covenant Hospice for all their wonderful care to our mom.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Burial will follow in Gonzalez United Methodist Church Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann Diederich Swain

October 14, 2015

Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann Diederich Swain, 81, of Cantonment, died Sunday, October 11, 2015. Jackie was born in Garrett, IN and moved to Pensacola 44 years ago. She worked as a teacher’s aide at Ensley Elementary for many years. Jackie was also a Girl Scout leader and a board member for both Cantonment Baseball and Football.

Jackie is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Louis Swain, Jr.; her parents, Herman Diederich and Anna Simpson Diederich; and two sisters, Lorreta Raub and Barbara Hoffmeyer.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Swain of Cantonment; four daughters, Melissa Swain Jacobs of Pensacola, Linda (Charlie) Martz of Corunna, IN, Lorie (Scott) Romero of IN, and Christine Lott of Foley, AL; Gregory Jacobs, who she considered a son; 11 grandchildren, Rachel (Nate) Schermerhorn of Kendallville, IN, Nicklaus (Cyndi) Martz of Oak Park, IL, Tyler (Rachel) Martz of Auburn, IN, Mariah (Austin) Miller of Corunna, IN, Maria and Olivia Romero of IN, Christian, Braedan, and Noah Jacobs of Cantonment, Kaylee Swain of Pensacola, and Ava Berroa of Pace; and four great-grandchildren, Myles and Margo Martz of Oak Park, IL and Grant and Gabriella Schermerhorn of Kendallville, IN.

Jackie was a loving mother and a super Nana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Father Casstley officiating.

Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

A visitation will take place Wednesday, October 14, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Hall Conn

October 12, 2015

Carolyn Hall Conn passed away at home on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the age of 88. A native of Canoe, Carolyn was born July 15, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Lucile Watson Hall and Andrew Arthur Hall. She graduated from the University of Alabama and taught elementary school in Escambia County in both Alabama and Florida for many years. Mrs. Conn was a lifelong member of the Canoe and Atmore Church of Christ. She belonged to the Canoe Civic Club and the Canoe Study Club.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John Emmett Conn, Jr.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur James Hall (Sarah), nieces and nephews, Susan L. Hall of Atmore, Arthur James Hall, Jr. (Ann) of Pensacola, Dr. Carolyn Hall Ringhoffer (Joseph) and Celia Vickery Lewis (Mack), all of Mobile, Emily Hall Vickery of Pensacola, William W. Vickery (Jackie) of Cleveland, GA, Nancy Vickery Clark (Thomas) of Nashville, TN, Samuel B. Love (Kay) and John Hall Love of Summerfield, FL, as well as other numerous great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

A graveside service will follow at the Hall Family Cemetery in Canoe.

Pallbearers will be Leon S. Crawford, Arthur James Hall, Jr., John Hall Love, Samuel Bannister Love, Joseph Edward Ringhoffer and William W. Vickery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Escambia Academy Library, 268 Cowpen Creek Rd., Atmore, AL 36502.

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

Brett Michael Creighton

October 12, 2015

Brett Michael Creighton “Brettman”, 22 of Cantonment, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 9, 2015.

Brett was a graduate of Tate High School, Class of 2011 and attended ITT Technical Institute pursuing his Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Brett lived life to the fullest and always with a smile on his face.  Brett was happiest outdoors wearing his camo, strolling around in his tricked out wheelchair listening to his country music, fishing, hunting, shooting guns, cheering on his Florida State Seminoles, watching his Super Hero movies and always charming the ladies, but above all, looked up to his big “Bubba”.  His charismatic personality was so magnetic to everyone whom had the pleasure and was blessed to know him.  Brett enjoyed being quite the jokester, always bringing laughter into every room he was in.  Brett has touched so many lives and has been such an inspiration to all.  Although, your wings were ready, our hearts were not and may your legacy live on. Fly high Brettman, until we meet again.  We love you!

Brett is preceded in death by his grandad, Robert B. Creighton, Jr; great-grandparents, Connie and Mary Stinson “Papa & Granny”; and great-grandparents, Joe and Ola Mae Diaz “Papa Diaz and Granny”.

He is survived by his loving mother, Angela Creighton; father, Christopher R. Creighton; brother, Christopher L. Creighton; grandparents, Carl and JoAnn Stinson “PaPa and NaNa”; grandparents, Allen and Debbie Lee “Pops and NaNa”; grandmother, Rose Creighton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; nurses through Maxim Home Healthcare and many, many friends whom he cherished deeply.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Reverend James Blackmon officiating.

Interment will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pensacola.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Rosignol, Gavin Sticken, Tracy King, Hunter Lee, Richard Giannotti, Matthew Coffey, Ryan Hooper, and John “Rilo” Allen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Stinson, Travis King and Justin King. We the family, want to give a special thanks to all the doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapist of Sacred Heart Hospital, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Sacred Heart Hospital, Nemours Clinic of Sacred Heart Hospital, The Wolfe Center, and Mark Elder, M.D., and staff for providing Brett with all of your exceptional care throughout his life.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Rodney Lane Lord

October 12, 2015

Dr. Rodney Lane Lord, 45, died Friday, October 9, 2015.

Dr. Lord was born February 15, 1970, to Barbara Jestings and Johnny Lord.

Dr. Lord began his career in education in Flomaton as a teacher. Dr. Lord moved to Monroe County as a teacher and coach. Dr. Lord later became an assistant principal before later becoming principal of Monroe County Middle School. Dr. Lord then moved to Alabama Southern Community College and was Director of Human Resources while also completing courses at The University of Alabama where he received his Doctorate Degree. ROLL TIDE!

Dr. Lord is survived by his mother, Barbara Jestings; father, Johnny (Glenda) Lord, his moms, Nina Puckett and Teresa Smith; two sisters, Tammy (Parnell) Blackwell and Lori (Dean) Mims; three brothers, Danny Lord, Vince (Vicki) Lord, Stan (Stephanie) Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the American Cancer Society/Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, 2609 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Harris officiating.

Burial will follow at the Little Escambia Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Sunday, Jamie Boutwell, Phillip Boutwell, Scott Boutwell, Anthony Boutwell, Keilan Lord, Jeffery Cozgrove and Ken Knowles.

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

Estelle Reynolds

October 9, 2015

Estelle Reynolds was born in Alma, GA and died in Sanford, KY on October 5, 2015. She was a resident of Byrneville for 65 years. She had been in Kentucky for four years to be near her daughter, Patricia who is an RN.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Reynolds; two sons “Cowboy” Bronzie Reynolds and “Tony” Antony Reynolds; grandson, Dwayne White;  great-granddaughter, Callista White.

She is survived by daughters, Adelia (Leroy) White of Byrneville, Patricia Reynolds of Stanford, KY. and Jean Daniels (Charles) Steadham; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; Brother and sister-in-law Alford and Teresa Allen; sister-in-law, Jan Allen; sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Wade Robbin; and sisters, Sue Brock and Ruth Aspenwall.

A family graveside service was held October 9, 2015 at Byrneville United Methodist Church.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Jay Daniels

October 9, 2015

Kenneth Jay Daniels, age 53, of Cantonment, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015. He was employed at ASCEND for 25 years and was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a previous president of Cypress Lakes Golf Course, and previous vice-president and coach at Molino Recreation Association.

He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Lee Daniels.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Wilkes Daniels; son, Carson Daniels (14); mother, Akiko “Suzie” Daniels of Pace; sister, Kim (Rick) Richert of Dunedin, FL; niece, Brenda (Jayson) Piatak of Pace; nephews, Tristan and Linkin Piatak; six uncles; three aunts; and 25 cousins in Okinawa.

Pallbearers will be Jayson Piatak, Rick Richert, Arty Kleinatland, John Williams, Keith Gilley and Stephen Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Sheldt, Tracy Collier, Terry St. Cyr, Jerry Venable and Jayson Ging.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Reverend Brian Calhoun officiating.

Interment followed at Eastern Gate Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s memory can be made to Carson’s College Fund. Checks may be payable to: Carson Daniels, P.O. Box 533, Molino, FL 32577.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Jason Bradley Tolbert, Jr.

October 9, 2015

Mr. Jason Bradley Tolbert, Jr. (Man), age 19, of Atmore, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015, in a vehicle accident. Jason was a 2015 graduate of Escambia County High School. He was employed at G.A. West in Mobile, where he starting working right out of high school. He was also in welding classes at Jefferson Davis Community College. Jason loved big, loud, fast trucks, mud riding, loud music, helping people, and spending time with friends.

Jason was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Harry Thomas Tolbert, and Larry Walker Paul, Sr.; and Godfather, Buddy Peavy.

Mr. Jason was survived by his father and mother, Brad and Michelle Tolbert of Atmore; one brother, Jordan Tolbert of Atmore; and one sister, Jaclyn Tolbert of Atmore; two  grandmothers, Patricia Tolbert of Little River, AL and Lorraine Paul of Perdido; one uncle and aunt, Larry Paul and Stephanie Kendrick of Atmore; two cousins, Deidra Paul and Austin Kendrick of Atmore; his Godmother, Wanda Peavy of Little River; his girlfriend, Dallas Lindsey of Lottie; and many, many other uncles, aunts, and cousins as well as many friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. D.L. Harville, Bro Ray Harville and Sis. Helen Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stockton Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Tolbert, Buzzy Jordan, Jacob Bailey, Blake Young, Jacob Gibbs, Kyle Hinson, Aaron Lambeth, Canyon Moye, Clay Walker and Bill Hastings.

Honorary pallbearers will be a host of friends.

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

Elizabeth Ann Hobbs Prater

October 9, 2015

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hobbs Prater, 70, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, in Pensacola.

Mrs. Prater was a native of Atmore, and a resident of Robinsonville most of her life. Mrs. Prater was a PCI Clinical Nurse for 20 years. She used her excellent nurse saved a lady’s life in a restaurant. She was a loving wife, greatest mother in the world, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Alice Hobbs; and a son, Ronald Lynn “Ronnie” Prater.

Survivors include her husband, Oliver Prater of Robinsville; two sons, Donnie (Mary) Prater of Opelika, AL and Keith Prater of Montgomery; one daughter, Kimberly “Kim” Ann Vance (Jimmy Ashley) of Atmore; two sisters, Gayle (Buddy) Byrd of Davisville and Barbara (Charles) Dorriety of Robinsonville; three grandchildren, Derek Vance, Caroline Prater and Kyle Ashley; and one great-grandchild, Landon Ashley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 3 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Odom officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Dorriety, Matt Dorriety, Joshua Dorriety, Derek Vance, Ken Milstead and Scott Milstead.

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

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