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Howard Wayne (Trace) Penton III

Howard Wayne (Trace) Penton III was unexpectedly called home to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Trace was born in Pensacola, Florida on August 18, 1997 to Howard Wayne Penton, Jr. and Rebecca Elizabeth (Rush) Penton. Trace was a bright light who added so much joy to the lives of his family, friends and teammates. He graduated from J. M. Tate High School in 2016 and from the University of West Florida in 2019. He recently excelled on the Medical College Admissions Test and was looking forward to pursuing... 

January 24, 2021 | Read more »

Betty “Jo” Bexley

Mrs. Betty “Jo” Bexley, age 61, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at her home in Irvington, Alabama. Mrs. Bexley was a native of Mobile, AL, former resident of Atmore, AL and had resided in Irvington, AL for the past 20 years. She was a proud member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to cook and take care of her family and friends. She was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Genese McCraney;... 

January 23, 2021 | Read more »

Louise Sophia Pashos West

t perished from this world on January 20, 2021 in a Pensacola Florida hospital due to an extended illness. She was 75 years of age at the time of her passing. She was born on September 29, 1945 at Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Louis and Helen Pashos. After graduating from St. Vincent De Paul Catholic High School she traveled the world and gained life experiences as a travel agent. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Ashland University, and her Masters Degree from Xavier University in Education. She began her teaching... 

January 21, 2021 | Read more »

Richard Billy Hunter

Mr. Richard Billy Hunter, 32, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Hunter was a native of Pensacola, FL, former resident of Walnut Hill, FL and had resided in Bay Minette, AL for the past 14 years. He was a chef with several restaurants on the Gulf Coast and an over the road truck driver with Flat Creek Transportation Company from Kinston, AL. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Billy Ray Gipson and Richard Dale Hunter. He is survived by his father, Daniel (Kay) Hunter of Bratt, FL;... 

January 21, 2021 | Read more »

Clarence Clayton Armstrong

Clarence Clayton Armstrong, age 80, of Pace, FL, stepped into his heavenly home on Monday, January 18, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife, Bettie  of 58 years; his three children, Joy (Wally) Jordan of Pace, FL, Jan (Jamie) Clark of Spring, TX, and Paul (Amy) Armstrong of Calera, AL; five grandchildren, Caleb and Brooke Clark and Emily, Hannah and Brady Armstrong; two brothers, Herman Armstrong of Byrneville, FL, and Virgil (Anita) Armstrong of Pollard, AL; one sister, Helen Armstrong of Century, FL, and a host of nieces,... 

January 20, 2021 | Read more »

Wanda Collins Patterson

Mrs. Wanda Collins Patterson, age 70, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Patterson was born in Thorsby, AL and had been an off and on resident of Flomaton for the past 20 years, and had also resided in Bay Minette, AL.  She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in his ministry.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and reading. Mrs. Patterson was a member of Little Escambia Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of over fifty years, Larry Patterson of Flomaton, AL; two sons, Clint (Stacy)... 

January 20, 2021 | Read more »

James “Ray” Archer

Mr. James “Ray” Archer, age 82, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Archer was a native of Robertsdale, AL, former resident of Pensacola, FL and had resided in Atmore, AL for the past 16 years. He was a brake and alignment mechanic for 43 years, in the Pensacola, FL area. He loved fishing, hunting, country music, singing, playing his guitar and telling jokes. He was a member of the True Hope Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Randal Ray Archer. He is survived... 

January 20, 2021 | Read more »

Myra Jean Stanton Holt

Myra Jean Stanton Holt, age 89, lifetime resident of Century, FL passed away on January 17, 2021 at the Century Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Century where she resided since June 2019. Myra Jean was born 1931 in Century to Vivian Earl “Bubba” Stanton and Esta Ellen Toomer Stanton. She graduated from Century High School in 1949.  She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of 14.  She loved her Lord and served as a Sunday School... 

January 19, 2021 | Read more »

Toney Gibson

Mr. Toney Gibson, age 71, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Gibson was a native of Atmore, AL, former resident of Biloxi, MS and had resided in Poarch, AL for the past 16 years. He was a retired Union Pipe Liner, loved to fish, shoot pool and Alabama Football. He was a Tom Brady Fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Ida Gibson; two sons, Rodney Gibson and Toney Gibson; two sisters and three brothers. He is survived by his two daughters, Tracy Gibson of New Orleans, LA and Alice... 

January 19, 2021 | Read more »

Turner Maurice Brooks

Mr. Turner Maurice Brooks, age 78, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at his home in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Brooks was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore, AL. He loved his wife, sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He liked fishing, cooking and was a member of the Cross Point Baptist Church. He was a mechanic with Southland Telephone Company and retired with over 30 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Daphne Mae Brooks; six brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his... 

January 18, 2021 | Read more »

Ervy D. Wenger

Our dear Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, Ervy D. Wenger, was born to Frank and Anna (Dyck) Wenger on February 5, 1927, in McPherson County, Kansas. With his children at his side, he peacefully departed to his reward on January 15, 2021 at the age of 93 years. Dad received his education at the French School in McPherson County, Kansas. When he was 11 years of age, he gave his heart to the Lord and was baptized on February 22, 1938 into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Meridian congregation. He remained faithful... 

January 18, 2021 | Read more »

Robert Young Cotton

Robert Young Cotton, 85, of Atmore, AL passed away on January 10, 2021 after a lengthy battle with COPD. Mr. Cotton was born in Brewton, AL on October 10, 1935. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired as a chemical operator from Monsanto after 35+ years of employment. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Mr. Cotton is preceded in death by his parents, King David Cotton and Evelyn Lanier-Cotton; daughter, Vicky Lynn Bell; brother, John Cotton and sisters, Mable Edmiston, Ann Beasley and Marjorie Troutman.... 

January 18, 2021 | Read more »

JW Nichols

Mr. JW Nichols, age 77, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Nichols was born in Wallace, AL and had resided in the Byrneville-McDavid area for most of his life. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved Florida Football, boxing and fishing. He was a retired driller with Layne Central with 12 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Odel Nichols and three brothers, Alfred Nichols, William Nichols and Charles Ray Nichols. He is survived... 

January 16, 2021 | Read more »

Estella Rena’ Floyd

Estella Rena’ Floyd, 53, of Cantonment FL was called home in the early morning of January 5 2021. Rena was known for her kind spirit and humble heart and had a passion for teaching and cooking. She was employed with the Escambia County School District for over 20 years when she retired from Pine Forest High School She is survived by three children: Kamisha and Alexzandrea Thompkins, Loucheiz Purifoy. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 16, 2021 @ 11:30AM at The City of Refuge Bible Center, 614 Muscogee Rd, Cantonment... 

January 15, 2021 | Read more »

Lois Yvonne Stuckey

Lois Yvonne Stuckey, age 70, of Walnut Hill, FL passed away on January 4, 2021. She was born on May 27, 1951 in Charleston, SC to the Archie Eagerton and Adele Mitchem Ryals. She was a member of Dry Springs Community Church. She is preceded in death by her father, Archie Eagerton. She is survived by her husband, Jerry M. Stuckey; her mother, Adele Mitchem Ryals; her children, Pamela “Renee” Boyington of Walnut Hill, FL, Jerry Wayne (Tracy) Stuckey of Walnut Hill, FL, Anthony (Cathy) Stuckey of Castleberry, AL and Clifford... 

January 15, 2021 | Read more »

Elizabeth “Sue” Grimsley

Elizabeth “Sue” Grimsley of Molino, FL passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of 74. She was born in Pensacola, FL on Feb. 2, 1946 to the late L. W. Grimsley and Elizabeth Mae Thomas. She graduated from Tate High School in 1964 and Samford University in 1971. Sue was a pharmacist for 40 years. She was a member of Olive Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. Sue had a servant’s heart and gave to anyone in need. She was preceded in death by her parents. Sue is survived by her sisters, Sandra... 

January 15, 2021 | Read more »

Aubrey Johnson

Mr. Aubrey Johnson, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Johnson was a native of Century, FL and had resided in Escambia County, FL for most of his life. He retired from the Fountain Correctional Facility with 20 years of service, was an ordained minister of the Pentecostal Church of God and attended the Cottage Hill Assembly of God Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; son; brother and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Rosa Lee Johnson of Pensacola, FL; one... 

January 14, 2021 | Read more »

Tharon Douglas Godwin

Tharon Douglas Godwin, passed away on Jan. 11, 2021, after living 100 years of life in only 78 calendar years, because he truly knew the meaning of enjoying the time he had been given, especially when one on one with God, the river and the woods. Born to his parents, Clifford Oree and Hazel Jackson Godwin, Tharon, also known as “Uncle Bo,” to all of his nieces and nephews, quickly acquired a stellar reputation for being the go-to for agriculture, not only because he grew up on the Old Godwin Farm, working the land... 

January 14, 2021 | Read more »

Mary Estelle Reynolds Nicholas

Mary Estelle Reynolds Nicholas, 65 of Pensacola FL passed away Saturday January 9th 2021. She had a full and wonderful life. Mary was born and raised in Pensacola FL to Thomas F. and L. Estelle Reynolds. Her children grew up hearing about the Reynolds family’s adventures in the pet store and hardware. Mary lived her life in the service of those around her. Through her life she not only ensured her children had happy and well cared for but also served the children of Escambia teaching at Myrtle Grove, Long Leaf, Beulah and... 

January 13, 2021 | Read more »

Katie Marie Hyde White

Mrs. Katie Marie Hyde White, age 90, of Century, FL, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Century Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Century, FL. Mrs. White was born in Conecuh County, AL, and had been a member of the East Brewton, AL and Flomaton, AL communities her lifetime. She worked for and retired from Vanity Fair. Mrs. White enjoyed Alabama Football and Atlanta Braves baseball, traveling and was an avid reader. She was a member of Little Escambia Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred... 

January 12, 2021 | Read more »

Charles Billy Turner

Mr. , age 85, of Prattville, AL, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Baptist Medical Center, South in Montgomery, AL. Mr. Turner was born in Flomaton, AL, and had been a resident of Prattville since 1996 coming from Cleveland, TN. He worked as a purchasing agent for many construction companies, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a member of East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville and was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Katie Sunday Turner; wife, Frances Holt Turner and sisters, Margarette Helen... 

January 10, 2021 | Read more »

Gloria Marie Rydzowski

Mrs. Gloria Marie Rydzowski, age 89, passed away on January 7, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. Mrs. Rydzowski was native of Century, FL and had resided in Flomaton, AL since 1993. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Flomaton 1stUnited Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Ramon Francis Ray Rydzowski; parents, Robert Fleming and Ruth Dunn and Edgar Archer and granddaughter, Charity Joanne Rydzowski Polk. She is survived by her three sons, Steven... 

January 9, 2021 | Read more »

Lois Shell Wiggins

Lois Shell Wiggins, age 93, of Walnut Hill, FL passed away on January 5, 2021. She was born on July 20, 1927 in Conecuh County, AL. She was a former Secretary, Sunday School Teacher and a member of WMU for many years with Walnut Hill Baptist Church before  becoming a member of First Baptist Church of Bratt, FL. She is preceded in death by her mother, Claudie Mae Pipkin Shell and her husband of 72 years, R. Lee Roy Wiggins. She is survived by her sons, Larry (Pamela) Wiggins of Daphne, AL and Gary (Judith) Wiggins of Davisville,... 

January 8, 2021 | Read more »

Frances Harrelson Baggett

Frances Harrelson Baggett, age 84, of Atmore, AL passed away on December 21, 2020. She was born on November 1, 1936, in Red Level, AL to the late Grady Harrelson and Kathleen Glidwell. She retired with over 27 years of experience as a manager with Wind Creek Casino and Smoke Shop. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leon Baggett and her son, Wayne Harris. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Sandy) Harris of Gaithersburg, MD and David (Shelle Walters) Harris of Canoe, AL; her daughters-in-law, Lora, Sandy,... 

January 5, 2021 | Read more »

Kenneth Ralph Jones

Kenneth Ralph “Kenny Ray” Jones, age 72, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, in Poarch, AL. He was a native of Excel, AL and had resided in Poarch, AL for the past 46 years. He was born October 15, 1948, to Melba and Vernell “Sterl” Jones in Excel, AL. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Keith Allen McGhee; siblings, Tony Mac Jones, Douglas Jones, Annell Brooks and Carolyn Jaye. He is survived by his former wife, Clara Jones, Poarch, AL; daughter, Suzi (Patrick) Graham of Port Charlotte, FL; son, Frankie... 

January 5, 2021 | Read more »