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James L. Forte

Mr. James L. Forte, 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, in Atmore. Mr. Forte was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. Mr. Forte was a Veteran of the US Air Force and was a former Commander of the American Legion Post 90 of Atmore. He was a member of the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church for 19 years. Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Rowell Forte; sons, Roger Forte, Mark (Tina) Digmon and Mike (Beverly) Digmon; grandchildren, Amber (Saul) Duhe, Holly (Cody) Roberson, Kelly Digmon, Ashley Digmon and Morgan Digmon;... 

December 17, 2014 | Read more »

Grady Keith Glover

Grady Keith Glover, age 53 of Jay, passed away on December 15, 2014. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many and will be dearly missed. He was self-employed and enjoyed working on cars, doing paint and body work, spending time with his grandkids and his morning trips for coffee to J&J. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Simmie and Ola Fuller of Jay and Leonard and Ethel Glover of Century. He is survived by his father and mother, Clark and Marie Glover of Jay; sons, Darrel (Lindsay)... 

December 17, 2014 | Read more »

Ronald Wilbert Ledkins

Ronald Wilbert Ledkins, 81 of Perdido, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014, at his residence. He was retired from the State of Alabama as a maintenance tech. He was born in Bratt on May 8, 1933, to the late Edward T. and Ethel Nichols Ledkins. He is preceded in death by five brothers, Britt Ledkins, Alvis Ledkins, Cecil Ledkins,Louie Ledkins and Frankie Ledkins. Survivors include three sons, George Edward Ledkins, of Atlanta, Ronald Eugene Ledkins and Michael Keith Ledkins both of Perdido; one daughter, Cynthia “Cindy”... 

December 17, 2014 | Read more »

Odie G. Bell

Odie G. Bell went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2014, with his family by his side. He and his twin brother, Omer Clayton Bell, were born on April 18, 1922, in Octavia, Oklahoma. He was predeceased in death by his father, Edgar Houston Bell, and his mother, Willie Mathus Bell, six brothers and one sister. He is survived by his daughters, Belinda (Johnny) Whitfield, Deborah (Louie) Kemp, Theresa Baker and Elaine (Jeff) Seay; son, Michael Bell; and step-son, Davon Bell; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one... 

December 17, 2014 | Read more »

Paul Gene Louviere

Paul Gene Louviere, age 74, passed away December 13, 2014, in the nursing home at Century. He was born March 8, 1940, in Jeanerette, LA. Most of his career was with the oil field, which brought him to Century in 1971. Mr. Louviere was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Century. He is preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Rita Louviere of Morgan City, LA; and his granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Murphy of Flomaton. Mr. Louviere is survived by his wife, Maxine Louviere of Century; two brothers;... 

December 17, 2014 | Read more »

Elvis “Tiny” Levoy

Elvis “Tiny” Levoy, 67 of Cantonment,  passed away on Wednesday, December10, 2014. Tiny was born on April 10, 1947, in Battles Wharf, Alabama to the late Katie and Ed Levoy, Sr. He graduated from Century High School class of 65’. He was an eight year veteran of the U.S. Air force and retired from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office after 29 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Century, 32 degree Mason of Century Lodge 213 F & A Mason (Past Master 1998 and 2009), A & A Scottish Rite, Knights... 

December 15, 2014 | Read more »

John C. Worley

John C. Worley, 69, of Pensacola, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014. John was born on February 9, 1945, in Opp, Alabama. He graduated from DeFuniak Springs High School, Class of 1963. He was a Mason at the Ferry Pass Lodge for 40 years. He was a softball coach for NEP for numerous years and later umpired at Cantonment and NEP. He worked at Monsanto for 17 years and later retired from Escambia County Roads and Bridges department after 15 years. He was an avid golfer and loved wood working. He was an active member of Hillcrest... 

December 15, 2014 | Read more »

Margaret Mable Mininger Schneider

Margaret Mable Mininger Schneider, 92, of Walnut Hill, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, in Pensacola. She was a homemaker, born in Ithaca, MI to the late Emanual B. and Hattie Mae Freeman Mininger. She was a member of the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church. She is preceded in death by a son, Kyle Schneider; three sisters, Geraldine Hiebert,Virginia Johnson, and Betty Lavender. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Verle Schneider; one son, Royce ( Marilyn) Schneider, all of Walnut Hill; four daughters, Sally (Robert) Toews... 

December 15, 2014 | Read more »

Mark Anthony Dyke

Mark yielded his spirit into the hands of Jesus on December 12, 2014, at the age of 58. He was born in Tacoma, WA in 1956 to Edward and Dorothy Dyke. Mark was a devoted family man, avid sports enthusiast, and lover of the outdoors. He spent his life supporting his family, not only as a provider, but as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Hugh Dyke. He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Dyke; son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Laura; and grandsons,... 

December 15, 2014 | Read more »

William Timothy Russell

William Timothy Russell (Tim) 70, of Jay, joined His Lord and Savior on December 12, 2014, surrounded by his family. A loving husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and brother-in-law he was preceded in death by his father, Roy Russell; mother, Laura Russell; and sister, Ladeane Abell. He is survived by his best friend and wife, Ann; sister, Chiquita Chavers; brother, Glennon Russell; daughter, Roxanne Seib; son-in-law, Eric Seib; grandchildren, Will, Trace, and Carysn Seib and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Tim... 

December 13, 2014 | Read more »

Michael “Mike” Eugene Allen

Michael “Mike” Eugene Allen, 51 of Nokomis, AL, passed away on December 10, 2014. He was born on September 16, 1963, in Atmore. Mike attended Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette and Real Estate School in Mobile. Most of his career was spent as a corporate officer of Harold Allen Mobile Homes and he was the general manager. He attended church at Atmore First Assembly of God. Mike was known for his giving heart. He was a generous man who always put others first and was always ready to lend a helping hand.... 

December 12, 2014 | Read more »

Daniel Ancel Jordan

Mr. Daniel Ancel Jordan, age 56 of Flomaton, passed away at his home on Monday, December 8, 2014. Mr. Jordan was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton where he worked as a welder and pipefitter for Gulf Construction. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian ‘Bib’ and Janie Hinson Jordan. He is survived by his daughter, April Jordan of Brewton; brother, Billy Ray (Barbara) Jordon of Stockton; sister, Judy (Bud) Lambeth of Atmore; niece, Mandy (Josh) Turner of Brewton; nephews,... 

December 10, 2014 | Read more »

William T. (Bill) Taylor

William T. (Bill) Taylor, 89, patriarch of the Taylor family, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, December 5, 2014, in Molino. Bill was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and a graduate of Tate High School. He served in the Pacific during World War II and he proudly visited Washington DC as part of the Honor Flight in 2011. Bill retired from St. Regis/Champion/International Paper and was awarded the prestigious Jim Robinson Award in 1985 for his leadership abilities. He was a two time Past Master of... 

December 7, 2014 | Read more »

Keith Bryan Williams

Keith Bryan Williams was born June 4, 1970, and passed away December 6, 2014. He was a graduate of JM Tate High School Class of 1990 and worked at Escambia County Utilities for about 10 years. He was an avid wrestling fan and fan of Alabama football “ROLL TIDE”. He loved all his dogs Sid, Precious, Nolie, Lily and Brody. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lori Ann Williams; mother, Sandra Williams Latner; sister, Felecia Williams; brother, Keven Williams; grandparents, Eddie and Margaret Tarkus, and many... 

December 7, 2014 | Read more »

Nancy Gunter Darby

Nancy Gunter Darby, 70, of McDavid, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 5, 2014, with her husband of 53 years by her side. Nancy was born May 7, 1944 in Pensacola to the late L.O. and Olyne Gunter. She spent her early years in Pensacola and later moved to McDavid and lived with her family on the banks of the Escambia River. She was a radiant bride on February 24, 1961, when she married James R. (Ronnie) Darby. They built a home and settled on a farm in McDavid. She and Ronnie enjoyed going fishing on the... 

December 7, 2014 | Read more »

Helen Kowalski Beadle

Helen Kowalski Beadle died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on December 4, 2014. She was born to Frank and Sophie (Bethka) Kowalski in Oswego, NY on March 9, 1922. Two years after finishing high school, she took the train to Montgomery, AL, to marry her true love, Avery Howard Beadle, who was serving there in the Army Air Corps. They were wed in June, 1942. After the war, they moved to Cantonment where Avery worked for the St. Regis Paper Company. Helen was a devout Catholic and a devoted wife and mother... 

December 6, 2014 | Read more »

Ada Inman

Ada Inman, age 79 of Jay, passed away on December 4, 2014. She was a resident of Century Care Center and enjoyed flower gardening and working in her yard. Ada was a Protestant by faith and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a loving woman to all who knew her. Ada was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Jennie Attaway and several brothers and sisters. Ada is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, “Sarge” Inman; daughter, Ester Marie Moore (Ace); sons, Theron Russell... 

December 6, 2014 | Read more »

Bobbie Glenda (Strickland) White

Bobbie Glenda (Strickland) White, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in Indianapolis, IN. She is preceded in death by her husband, Losson D. White; parents, James Howard Strickland and Vera (Daniels) Strickland; and great-granddaughter, Kinley Nevaeh Clarke. Mrs. White is survived by her son, Kenneth H. White; daughter, Glenda V. Butler; five grandchildren, David W. Haid, John C. (Joni) Haid, Greg A. (Lindsay) Haid, Manda L. (Jess) Clarke and Losson D. White; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services... 

December 6, 2014 | Read more »

Billy E. “Gene” Salter

Today I say goodbye to the love of my life and our children’s lives. Gene was born in Pensacola and made a living as an industrial carpenter all of his working life. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting, golfing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie and Mayzel Salter; three brothers, Ronnie, Timmy and Raymond; and a sister, Judy Smith. Gene is survived by his wife and best friend, Teresa; three daughters, Melissa, Sherry (Jason) Stagg, Amity (Matt) Nowling; and ‘the love of his... 

December 4, 2014 | Read more »

Larry “Pops” Williams

Larry “Pops” Williams passed away on November 24th 2014. Larry was born in Century on March 13th 1950. He retired from the Navy after serving his country for 21 years. Larry will be deeply missed and is survived by his 93-year old mother Margarette Williams; two brothers, David and Buddy and four sisters, Aileen, Florene, Ellen, and Elaine. He also leaves behind two daughters, Danielle Bomhold and Lee McGaha; a son, Larry Williams Jr. and six grandchildren, Payton, Alexis, Jordan, Seth, Olivia and Paul. Memorial services... 

December 2, 2014 | Read more »

Helen Marie Shiver

Helen Marie Shiver, 75 of Pensacola, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014. Mrs. Shiver was born on March 6, 1939, in Pensacola  to the late Claudis and Emma Sasser. She is survived by her husband, Fred R. Shiver, Jr.; three sons, Barry (Gwen), Gregory (Connie), and Craig (Vickie) Shiver; two grandsons; two granddaughters; two great grandsons; a brother, Thomas (Cheryl) Sasser; and a special friend, Mona Jernigan. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church... 

December 2, 2014 | Read more »

Rachel “Aunt Diddy” Butler

Rachel “Aunt Diddy” Butler, 97 of Molino passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014. Mrs. Butler had worked in the school system for 43 years. The last 17 years she had worked civil service in the office at Tate High School. She was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Butler, Jr.; son, Charles M. Butler; brothers, Billy English, E.T. English, McClellan English and John D. English; sisters, Kate Reeves, Agnes Weatherford, Inez English and Lucille White. Mrs.... 

December 2, 2014 | Read more »

David Lee Comalander

Mr. David Lee Comalander, 54, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014, in Century. Mr. Comalander was native of Century and a resident of McDavid for most of his life. Mr. Comalander knew Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, loved to hunt, was a master carpenter and fabricator. He was very smart, he could do anything that he set his mind too. He was a very creative person. He also enjoyed painting, drawing, being with friends, family, and church on Sunday. He attended the Byrneville Mennonite Church. He would do anything to help... 

December 1, 2014 | Read more »

Nicholas Renato Baer

Nicholas Renato Baer, 22, passed away on November 25, 2014. He was born in Hartford Connecticut and Nick moved to Pensacola in 2001. He attended Longleaf Elementary, Brentwood Middle, George Stone and Pensacola Junior College. Nick was a welder and worked at the family business with plans of taking the business over in the future. Nick was always smiling and had a big heart. Everyone laughed when Nick was around whether it was because of his wit or his antics. Nick was always helping others and his love and devotion to... 

December 1, 2014 | Read more »

Bessie Marie Owens

Bessie Marie Owens, 91, of Atmore, passed away on November 28, 2014, at her residence. She was born on November 3, 1923, to the late John Leslie and Bessie Trest Richerson. She was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church and had been a member since 1956. She was a member of the Friendship Quilting Club. She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Sibley T. Richerson; sister, Ouida Bunch; infant sister, Madline Richerson and two sons-in-law, Charles E. Gideons, Sr. and David Davidson. She is survived by her... 

December 1, 2014 | Read more »