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Billy C. Etheridge

Mr. Billy C. Etheridge, age 75, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at his home in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Etheridge was a native of Eliska, AL and had resided in Atmore, AL most of his life. He was a former auto salesman with Staff Chevrolet and Brantley Tires. He attended the Splinter Hill Holiness Church and Lottie Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Emmie Etheridge; wife, Joyce Bryars Etheridge; one sister, Shirley Ann Lane; and four brothers, Tom Etheridge, Wayne Etheridge, Jody Etheridge... 

February 19, 2018 | Read more »

Charles Perry Anthony

Charles Perry “Tony” Anthony, was inducted into the halls of Heaven, Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:36 a.m. from his home, with his wife and daughter at his bedside. Charles was born January 14, 1940, in Chickasha, OK. He attended and taught photo school at NAS Pensacola, serving on both the USS Antietam and the USS Ranger. While onboard the Ranger, it responded to the USS Pueblo crisis. He eventually took a job as a radio dispatcher for the Florida Highway Patrol, retiring as Chief Duty Officer after 27 years. He was proud... 

February 19, 2018 | Read more »

Dennis Alvin Garrett, Sr.

Mr. Dennis Alvin Garrett, Sr., age 72, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Garrett was a native of Beaumont, TX and had resided in Davisville, FL since 1993. He was a musician at heart, could play numerous instruments, loved singing and hot rods. He was of the holiness faith. He is preceded in death by his father, Samuel Garrett; oldest son, Dennis Jr.; step-daughter, Katie Lockett; brother, William Brooks Garrett; and sister, Connie Marie Garrett. Survivors include his wife, Sara L. Garrett of... 

February 19, 2018 | Read more »

Mary Walton Garrett

Mrs. Mary Walton Garrett, age 92, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at her home in Bay Springs, Florida. Mrs. Garrett was a native of Carabelle, FL and a resident of Bay Springs, FL since 1947. She was active in the community serving as a seamstress and baker. She was a member of the Bay Springs Full Gospel Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Alvin Garrett; two sons, William Brooks Garrett and Dennis Alvin Garrett, Sr.; one daughter, Connie Marie Garrett; two brothers, W.D. Bill Walton and John Walton... 

February 16, 2018 | Read more »

Winnon Howard

Winnon Howard passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, surrounded by his children and wife. Mr. Howard was born to Beryl and Nellie Howard in Stapleton, Alabama, on June 8, 1941, and spent his childhood and early adult years in Brewton, Alabama. Mr. Howard was a graduate of W.S. Neal High School and was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving in Munich and Berlin, Germany. His military service was truly unique. He was in Berlin shortly after the Berlin Wall was constructed and also served as a guard at Spandau Prison.... 

February 15, 2018 | Read more »

Sterling E. Fancher

Sterling E. Fancher died February 11, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, MS in 1919. He had been a resident of Atmore for the past 62 years. He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mildred Cotton Fancher of Vickburg, MS; one son, Eddie T. Fancher; his mother and father; three sisters; and two brothers. He is survived by one daughter, Julianna F. Hardy (Earl)of Atmore; one son, Bill Fancher (Laura) of Daphne, AL; five grandchildren, Alaina McDonald, April Thrasher (Frank), John F. Hawkins (Rachel), Liz Kolbe (Jason) and... 

February 15, 2018 | Read more »

Charles Thomas Huffines

Charles Thomas Huffines, 76 of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away February 9, 2018, at his residence. He was born to the late Clarence Huffines and Jewel Webb Huffines on December 10, 1941, in Franklin, KY. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Vietnam War. He was in the truck business for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jenene Farmer. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Thrower Huffins of Walnut Hill, FL; two daughters, Kimberly Flurnoy of Atmore, AL and Shanna... 

February 12, 2018 | Read more »

Devon Hooks

Devon Hooks, age 86, of Pensacola, was called home February 9, 2018. He was born December 19, 1931, in Red Level, AL, to the late Roy and Georgia Hooks. He worked as an electrician for Monsanto and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his cherished wife, Sharon Ann Hooks; daughter, Sherry Nims; and a host of others left to cherish his memory. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2018, at First Pentecostal Church of Pensacola, 6500 North W Street, Pensacola FL 32505, from 9:30 a.m. until the memorial service begins... 

February 12, 2018 | Read more »

Sara Ann Boone Johnson

Mrs. Sara Ann Boone Johnson, age 85, of Flomaton, Alabama, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018, in a Atmore, Alabama nursing facility after a brief illness. She was a native of Lafayfette, Alabama and a long time resident of Flomaton, Alabama. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Little Escambia Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She was retired from Monsanto with 35 years of service, and former owner of The Garden Spot. Survivors include her two sons, Melvin (Pam) Johnson of Flomaton, Alabama and Jason (Rebecca) Johnson... 

February 12, 2018 | Read more »

Margaret Wacks

Margaret Wacks, age 69, of Seminole, AL was called to her peace, Thursday, February 8, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born December 19, 1948, in Foley, AL to the late Oscar and Lillian Wells. Margaret was known for the time she spent as a nurse but was most proud of her role as a mother and grandmother. Margaret loved her trips to the casinos in Atmore and Biloxi, and waking up to a cup of good coffee. She also cherished family trips to the beach. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Terence J. Wacks;... 

February 12, 2018 | Read more »

Naureen Anne Hubbard Lockridge

Naureen Anne Hubbard Lockridge died at home after a prolonged illness on February 8, 2018, in Cantonment, Florida at the age of 88. She was born on July 19, 1929, in Rosiere, New York to Freeman and Elsie Hubbard. She graduated from Cape Vincent Central High School in 1946. She married Reginald Lockridge on September 8, 1951. They moved to the Pensacola area in 1954. Her husband, children and everyone who knew her remembers her as a loving wife and as a mother who loved and encouraged her children to pursue their goals. She taught... 

February 9, 2018 | Read more »

Lewis Gaines Strawbridge

Lewis Gaines Strawbridge, 74 of Atmore, AL passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018, at his residence. He was part of his family business at Strawbridge Machine Shop. He was born in Atmore, AL on January 25, 1944, to the late Thomas Garland and Alice Estelle Millican Strawbridge. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Dylan Strawbridge; brothers, Thomas Priddy Strawbridge, James Edward Strawbridge, Sr. and Ronald Strawbridge; sisters, Mary Wadweema Guyton and Sylvia JoAnn Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 53 years,... 

February 9, 2018 | Read more »

Emma Ruth Crutchfield

Emma Ruth Crutchfield, age 83, a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Crutchfield was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar J. Crutchfield. She is survived by her children, Sharon Crutchfield (Michael S.) McDonald and Harold Lamar Crutchfield, both of Daphne, AL; Dennis (Juanita W.) Crutchfield of Spanish Fort, AL and Sherry Lynn Crutchfield of Knoxville, TN; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February... 

February 9, 2018 | Read more »

Elbert Myrle Wright

Elbert Myrle Wright, 84 of Pensacola, FL passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2018, in Pensacola, FL. He was a retired Aeronautical Engineer. He was born in Ripley, MS on August 21, 1934, to the late B.C. and Jewel Shelton Wright. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Dale Wright; brothers, Jimmy Wright and Charles Wright and one sister, Margorie Roffman. Survivors include his wife, Marsha White Wright of Pensacola, FL; two sons, Darl Wright of Montana and Christopher W. Wright of Arkansas; two step-sons, Timothy Lovell... 

February 9, 2018 | Read more »

Michelle Luvera Currow

Michelle Luvera Currow, 49, of Pensacola, FL passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was born January 29, 1969 in Pensacola, FL to Richard and Peggy Core Currow and was a lifelong resident of Pensacola. Michelle was a medical receptionist for over 15 years. She was a lover of all animals, avid Alabama football fan and a beach enthusiast. She is preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Core Currow. She is survived by her father, Felix Richard Currow; sister, Sherry Currow Finkler (Scott); nephews, Noah and Elijah Finkler. In lieu... 

February 8, 2018 | Read more »

Margaret Lynnette “Nett” Blocker Reaves Secrist Johnson

Mrs. Margaret Lynnette “Nett” Blocker Reaves Secrist Johnson, age 84, of Jay, Florida went home to be with her Lord and loved ones who’ve gone before on Sunday, February 4, 2018 following a brief illness. Lynnette lived most of her life in Berrydale, Florida.  Though she was a nurturing and loving stay-at- home mom, for many years she was also employed at Vanity Fair (25 yrs), Milton, FL, and Scotts (Greers) Grocery in Jay, FL. She also worked as a caretaker to the invalid, which included family members and friends because... 

February 7, 2018 | Read more »

Warren Dean Cooper

Mr. Warren Dean Cooper, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Cooper was a native of Pensacola, FL and resided in Cantonment, FL for most of his life. He was a member of the IBEW 904 (Gulfport, MS), Brotherhood of the Fleas and the Farm Hill Holiness Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnny Max Cooper and two grandchildren, Allie May Cooper and Ava Cooper. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Cooper of Cantonment, FL; one son, Warren Dean Cooper, Jr. of Georgia; one daughter,... 

February 7, 2018 | Read more »

James Edward Owens

James Edward Owens, 88, of Jay, Florida went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2018. He was born and raised in Jay. James served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked for over 30 years in aviation maintenance at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. James was a member of Jay First Baptist Church and served as a deacon there for many years. James was preceded in death by his father, Fred Owens; his mother, Estelle Campbell Owens and his brother Steve Owens. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Stuckey Owens;... 

February 7, 2018 | Read more »

Clarence Ruben Davis

Mr. Clarence Ruben Davis, age 80, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018, in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Davis was a native and lifelong resident of Davisville, FL. He was a member of the Carney Lodge #549, American Legion Post #90 (Atmore, AL) and the First Baptist Church of Canoe. He is preceded in death by his four brothers, Hilton Davis, Sonney Davis, Clarence Davis and James Davis and one sister, Martha Alene Singleton. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Willodeane Davis of Atmore, AL; three sons, Donald David Clemmons of... 

February 6, 2018 | Read more »

Judith Lands

Mrs. Judith Lands, age 76, of Andalusia, formerly of Jay, FL, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Andalusia Manor. Judith was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and friend to all that knew her. She loved to fish and taught her nieces and nephews how to fish, along with her grandchildren that came later. Everyone loved to go fishing with Judy. She also loved to cook and was great at it. She will truly be missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Lands; daughter, Deborah Blackwell; son, Tony Smith;... 

February 6, 2018 | Read more »

Carl Arthur Caraway

Carl Arthur Caraway, 78, of Cantonment, FL passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Carl was the owner of Universal Glass in Ft. Lauderdale for 27 years, and from 1990 to 2004 he served locally as a trustee for the Escambia River Electric Co-Op. He was also a proud member of the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge. His other passions included farming, fishing, golfing, and especially halter horse competition where he won several grand championships. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Gertrude Franklin Caraway; sister, Eloise... 

February 6, 2018 | Read more »

Margaret Lynnette Blocker Reaves Secrist Johnson

Mrs. Margaret Lynnette “Nett” Blocker Reaves Secrist Johnson, age 84, of Jay, Florida went home to be with her Lord and loved ones who’ve gone before on Sunday, February 4, 2018, following a brief illness. Lynnette lived most of her life in Berrydale, Florida. Though she was a nurturing and loving stay-at- home mom, for many years she was also employed at Vanity Fair (25 yrs), Milton, FL, and Scotts (Greers) Grocery in Jay, FL. She also worked as a caretaker to the invalid, which included family members and friends because... 

February 6, 2018 | Read more »

Margie Brown

Mrs. Margie Brown, 70, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in Pensacola, Florida. Mrs. Brown was a native and lifelong resident of Byrneville, FL. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, avid fisherman, gardener and collected glass whatnots. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brown, parents, Elbert and Esther Boutwell and numerous siblings. Survivors include one son, Cory (Betty) Brown of Pensacola, FL; three daughters, Sherry (Gregory) Chavers of Crestview, FL, Sabrina (Ronald) Fischer of... 

February 6, 2018 | Read more »

Charles Nathaniel Carden

Mr. Charles “Chuck” Nathaniel Carden, age 78, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018, in Texas. Mr. Carden was born in Pollard, AL. He was a former resident of Flomaton and Pollard, AL and had resided in Atmore, AL for the past 14 years. He was an avid golfer, Alabama Fan and was a member of the Carden Singers and Friendship Freewill Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Nic and Katie Carden; one sister, Liz Burnham; one brother, Doug Carden; and grandson, Ryder. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Carden... 

February 2, 2018 | Read more »

Jimmie William Weaver

Whether you knew him by his signature overalls, his string that kept his overall gallaces up to keep him from looking “trashy”, his green and yellow John Deere cap, riding on his lawn mower listening to his “tunes” in his headphones, driving over to the pharmacy to make sure the girls got to their cars safely at closing time, sleeping in the chair with the cat he deemed “Ruddrick”, Son, Brother, Daddy, Clem, Alligator, Jim Jim, Uncle Jimmie or simply his classic “Snazzy” … if you knew Jimmie Weaver, you... 

February 1, 2018 | Read more »