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Ronnie Lamar Hayes

Mr. Ronnie Lamar Hayes, 60, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, in Milton, Florida. Mr. Hayes was a native of Greenville, AL and a resident of Century, FL for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy, was an avid fisherman and helped others in need. He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Velma Louise Glover; aunt, Margaret Jones; and first cousin, Ilene Cook. He is survived by his mother and step-dad, Velma Aline and Willie Morris Covan of Century, FL; two brothers,... 

January 19, 2017 | Read more »

Joyce Cotton

Joyce Cotton, the matriarch of our family passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 18, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on August 12, 1939, to the late Ernest and Florence Caraway Green. She was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church and was a born again believer in our Lord and Savior. On Friday June 13, 1958, she was united in marriage with John David Cotton Sr. A union that stood the test of time and was an example to their children and grandchildren during their 58 years... 

January 19, 2017 | Read more »

Fred Harold Aaron, Sr.

Fred Harold Aaron, Sr. 71 of Pensacola passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Aaron was the owner/operator of Security Engineering Inc. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. A licensed pilot, Fred enjoyed the love of flying, fishing and was a avid marksman. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwina Gandy and Martin Collier; and his daughter, Laurie Aaron. Fred is survived by his wife, Cheryl Aaron; his children, Fred Aaron, Jr. (Cathy), Denise Evans (Bobby), Kevin Aaron (fiance Patricia);... 

January 18, 2017 | Read more »

Mildred Clarice Meharg Hudson

Mildred Clarice Meharg Hudson went to be with the Lord on the morning of January 16, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, including her seven children. Clarice was born on May 12, 1930, in Atmore, Alabama, to Mildred and Loyd Meharg. She moved with her family to Jay, Florida at the young age of 4 years old. Clarice is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Loyd Meharg; brother, Harold Loyd Meharg; sister, Mary Lee Meharg; granddaughter, Mandy Hobbs; and husband of 57 years, James Braxton Hudson. She is survived by her siblings,... 

January 17, 2017 | Read more »

Leo Marten Howard

Leo Marten Howard was born on July 2, 1929, and was called home on January 15, 2017. Leo was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He served for his country and his community by joining the Navy in 1950. Once honorably discharged from the Navy in 1954, Leo worked for Monsanto where he retired after 30 years. He also had numerous side jobs to help support his family. While he was working to support his family, he still found time to coach Little League baseball for several years. He met the love of his life while he was stationed at Whiting... 

January 17, 2017 | Read more »

Edward Earl King, Sr.

Mr. Edward Earl King, Sr., age 80, of Cantonment, Florida, passed away Tuesday January 10, 2017, in a Pensacola, Florida hospital after a brief illness. He was a native and long time resident of Brewton, Alabama before moving to Cantonment. Mr. King attended Elim Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, and was retired from Monsanto with 37 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing poker, dominos, and Alabama football. Survivors include his wife, Sara Frances Blair King of Cantonment, Florida; four sons, Edward... 

January 16, 2017 | Read more »

Susan Elaine Cooke Brown

Mrs. Susan Elaine Cooke Brown, 62, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in Pensacola. Mrs. Brown was a native of Springfield, MA, and a resident of Atmore, AL, for most of her life. Mrs. Brown was a great and determined mother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Wayne Brown, parents, Harvey and Louise Cooke and grandmother Minnie Presnall. She is survived by her faithful companion of 29 years, Pat Conn of Atmore, AL; two sons, Chris (Sandy) Brown of Oak Grove, FL and Clint (Liana Lambeth) Brown of Atmore, AL;... 

January 13, 2017 | Read more »

Eddie Wayne Boggs

Eddie Wayne Boggs, 70 of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away January 12, 2017, at his residence. He was born on July 13, 1945, to the late Frank and Gladys Boggs in Phoenix, AZ. He was a farmer most of his life and he also worked in maintenance in the medical field. He is preceded in death by his parents and six siblings. He is survived by his wife Corine Thomas Boggs of Walnut Hill, FL, son Donald Jackson of Walnut Hill, FL, and five daughters Susan (Craig) Dockery of Hartselle, AL, Sarah (Marti) Pearson of Hartselle, AL, Clara... 

January 13, 2017 | Read more »

Levonda G. Jones

Mrs. Levonda G. Jones, 48, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Atmore. Mrs. Jones was a native of Pensacola, FL, former resident of Bay Minette, AL and had resided in Atmore, AL for the past three years. Mrs. Jones was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her father, Michele Gabriel and grandparents, Sam and Gladys McCaw. She is survived by her mother, Myrdle Gabriel of Bay Minette, AL; husband, Tony Jones of Atmore, AL; two sons, Mason Jones and Dawson Jones both of Atmore, AL; one... 

January 12, 2017 | Read more »

Henry Lucius Brown

Henry Lucius Brown, 81, of Molino, FL, passed away January 11, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Henry was born September 3, 1935, in Molino, FL to the late Henry Thomas Wright and Era Brown. He was employed and retired after many years of service from International Paper Company in 2001. He was Master Mason in good standing with Lodge 210 in Pensacola, FL. One of his favorite past times when able was his love for fishing. He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Brown Gillespie. He is survived by his two sons, Terry Brown... 

January 12, 2017 | Read more »

Douglas Henry Buss

Douglas Henry Buss, 76, of Pensacola, FL passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Douglas was born in Canada and moved to Florida when he was a teenager. Doug started working in the concrete products business and continued in that business until December 30, 2016. Doug loved sports and played a number of them all his life including fishing, racquet ball and bowling. Doug was a member of Elks #497. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Gertrude Buss; and his daughter, Doris Moore. He is survived his loving wife, Mary... 

January 10, 2017 | Read more »

Alvin E. Owens

Mr. Alvin E. Owens, 84, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017, in Fairhope, Alabama. Mr. Owens was a native of Panama City, FL and had resided in Atmore, AL for the past 71 years. Mr. Owens was a 50 year Master Mason with the Carney Lodge No. 549 and a member of the Bethel Methodist Church. He held various leadership offices at Bethel, was a Certified Lay Speaker, retired from Sears with 27 years of service as an appliance technician, instructor at Sears in Atlanta, self employee doing appliance service at Alvin Owens Appliance.... 

January 10, 2017 | Read more »

George Palmer, Jr.

George Palmer, Jr. passed away Friday, January 6, 2017, due to recent health complications. George, also known by his many friends and family as Dinky or Hotwheels, was 63. He was born in Century, FL on October 10, 1953, to Ola and George Palmer, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmie Freeman; sisters, Nora Johnson and Eula Mae Dearborn; and nephew, Shane Williams. He is survived by sisters, Nancy Neal, Elizabeth Williams, and Mammie Jo Smith, and by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family.... 

January 10, 2017 | Read more »

Lamar C. “Louie” Lewis

Lamar C. “Louie” Lewis of Berrydale, Florida passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 4, 2017. Lamar Lewis was born in Brewton, Alabama to Irvin Lewis and Penny Ruth (Barnes) Todd. He served our country in the United States Navy. While stationed in San Diego, California, he met his beloved wife and began his family of five children. He retired as an industrial mechanic in Pace, Florida. He attended St. Maurice Catholic Church in Brewton, Alabama. Mr. Lewis is preceded in death... 

January 7, 2017 | Read more »

Walter Henry Sollie

Walter Henry Sollie, 37, of Atmore, AL, died on Sunday, December 7, 1941, when his ship, the USS Oklahoma, was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His unidentified remains have been buried for the past 75 years at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. He was identified earlier this year through a DNA match with relatives. He was born on November 23, 1904, in Myrtlewood, Marengo Co AL, to Frederick Ernest and Florence Vallie McCrary Sollie. He joined the Navy in 1923 and served until his death in 1941.... 

January 6, 2017 | Read more »

James Donald Hanks

Mr. James Donald “J.D.” Hanks, 87, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017, in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Hanks was a native of Bratt, FL, former resident of Molino, FL (35 years) and had resided in Atmore, AL since 1996. Mr. Hanks was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was in the U.S. Air Force, worked in the oil field, collected antique bottles, loved to cook and raised Donna. He attended the Hall’s Fork Assembly of God Church. He is preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings. He is survived... 

January 6, 2017 | Read more »

Jerry “Coon Hunter” Haupert

Jerry “Coon Hunter” Haupert, 71, of Barrineau Pk, FL passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Jerry was born November 8, 1945 in Barrineau Park, FL. He was a loving husband, father, Pawpaw, and friend to many. He retired from the Escambia County Road Dept. after 35 years as a grader operator. He spent his spare time doing what he loved, farming. He is preceded in death by his parents. George and Magdalena Haupert and his sister, Gertrude Castleberry. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Haupert; daughter, Lorri (Greg)... 

January 6, 2017 | Read more »

Willie Edward Olsen, Sr.

Willie Edward Olsen Sr., 73, of Atmore, AL, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. Mr. Olsen was born on March 31, 1943, in Pensacola, FL to Pete and Effie Olsen. He was a resident of Pensacola, FL and Baldwin County, AL for the majority of his life. He was a member of The Jockey Club and had a love of racing horses like no other. He was a loving father, “Pop”, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sisters, Helen Cole and Ruby Moore; and his brother,... 

January 6, 2017 | Read more »

Opal J. Caraway

Opal J. Caraway, 74 of Atmore, AL passed away Thursday, January 5,2017, in Atmore, AL. She was a school bus driver for Escambia County (AL) school system with 24 years of service. She was born on December 5, 1942, in Atmore, AL to the late Louie Frank and Minnie Irene Rutherford Simmons. She was a member of Atmore First Assembly of God. Survivors include her husband, Hollis “Bob” Caraway of Atmore, AL; two sons, Hollis Wayne (Rachael) Caraway of Uriah, AL and Ryan O’Neal (Carrie) Caraway of Atmore, AL ; two daughters,... 

January 6, 2017 | Read more »

Evelyn McKinley Pipkin

Mrs. Evelyn McKinley Pipkin, 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, in Nokomis, Alabama. Mrs. Pipkin was a native and lifelong resident of Nokomis, AL. She was a member of the Good Sams Club, Mobile Road Runners and the First Assembly of God of Atmore, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gay and Grace Flowers; first husband, Carin McKinley; two brothers, Winston Flowers and Clayton Flowers; and two sisters, Joyce Nall and Betty Norris. She is survived by her husband, James E. Pipkin of Nokomis, AL; two sons,... 

January 6, 2017 | Read more »

Jeremy Raybon

Mr. Jeremy Raybon, age 40 of Monroeville, AL, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. Mr. Raybon was born in Atmore, Alabama and had been a resident of Monroe County since 2001. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Raybon worked as a machine operator in the oil business. He is preceded in death by his father, Julius Franklin Raybon; his mother-in-law, Peggy Fowler; and his brother-in-law, Tim Fowler. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Raybon of Monroeville; his daughter, Sydney Raybon... 

January 4, 2017 | Read more »

Marty Leon Griffis

Mr. Marty Leon Griffis, 57, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016, in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Griffis was a native and lifelong resident of Century, FL. He was an outdoorsman and was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Della Griffis and one brother, Robert Griffis. He is survived by his three brothers, Keith Griffis, Billy Griffis and Rodney Griffis all of Century, FL; aunt, Jean Clark of Century, FL and a number of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services... 

January 2, 2017 | Read more »

Dillon Gregory Touart, Jr.

Greg passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rose; daughter, Cathy Haight (Benny); daughter of the heart, Martha Gorman (John); granddaughters, Annie Townsend (Tommy) and Anna Gorman; grandsons, Monty Haight and Jack Gorman; and adored great-grandchildren, Baylen Matthew, Allie Grace, and Thomas Andrew; brother, Robert Touart (Arlene); sister, Glenda Barker; brother in-law, Walter Cliatt; and niece, Deborah Cliatt, along with many friends and other family. Greg was preceded in... 

January 2, 2017 | Read more »

David Crockett Jones, III

Mr. David Crockett Jones, III, age 61 passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016, in a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mr. Jones was born in Century and spent his lifetime there. During his working years, he worked as a safety inspector in the oil industry and was employed with Charco in Flomaton, AL. He is preceded in death by his parents, David C. Jones, Jr. and Lova Burg Jones; and his sister, Pattie Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of Flomaton United Methodist Church. He is survived by his sister, Pamela (Sandy) Hindman of Monroeville,... 

December 31, 2016 | Read more »

Steven E. Moore

Steven E. Moore, 63, of Cantonment, FL, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He leaves behind , Debbie Lynn Moore, his wife of 38 years. He is survived by his step-father, Coleman Goodson; mother-in-law, Mary Broxson; his children, Leana (Christopher) Taylor, Justin (Katie) Moore, Amanda Moore (Fiancé Nick Driver); siblings, Susan Phillips of Tallahassee, FL, Keith (Rachel) Moore of Crawfordville, FL and Joni (Woody) Hildebrandt of Tallahassee, FL; sister-in-law, Cindy Davis; and niece, Jamie Eisenhut.... 

December 31, 2016 | Read more »