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John William Spence

Mr. John William Spence, age 82, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 in Stockton, Alabama. Mr. Spence was a native of Nokomis, FL and had resided in Walnut Hill, Florida for most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Mr. Spence also known as PopPop was an avid outdoorsman, partner in the Spence Logging Company, retired supervisor from Gulf Power with 20 years of service and a member of the Bratt First Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice Rebecca Spence; brother, Alton Spence and... 

May 24, 2020 | Read more »

Billy G. Ward

Retired Honorable Judge Billy G. Ward, 95 of Walnut Hill, Florida, passed away May 18, 2020, in Walnut Hill. He was born to the late Horace H. and Minnie Lou Morgan Ward on September 4, 1924, in Walnut Hill, Florida. He served in the United States Army and was a WWII veteran. He was a graduate of Ernest Ward High School and University of Florida College of Law. He was a retired Escambia County Florida Judge with over 32 years of service and former member of the Escambia County Florida Bar Association. He was the last remaining... 

May 19, 2020 | Read more »

Robert (Bobby) Lee Ging

Robert (Bobby) Lee Ging, 77, a lifelong resident of Molino, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a very brief battle with lymphoma. Bobby was a graduate of Tate High School, Class of 1960. Shortly after graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years as an Air Policeman. In 2002, he retired from CSX Railroad after 37 years of service. He owned and operated Ging’s Heat and Air, Inc. for 40 years, his “hobby” side job where he served the north-end community with pride and excellence. Bobby... 

May 18, 2020 | Read more »

Deborah Carr Killam

Deborah Carr Killam (Debbie), age 65, of Jay, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2020. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a faithful member of Jay First Baptist Church, and served Jay High School as the bookkeeper for 26 years. She enjoyed spending time with her precious grandchildren and family, traveling, shopping, and being outdoors. Debbie loved the Lord and wanted everyone to know Him. She was taken too soon, but she was confident in where she was going. She was preceded in death... 

May 18, 2020 | Read more »

Ernest Byerly Brown

Ernest Byerly Brown, 33, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Ernest was born on October 20, 1986, in Pensacola, Florida, to Gene and Renee Brown. He graduated from Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts and ITT Technical School. Ernest attended Highland Baptist Church. He enjoyed music, playing his guitar and spending time with his family. His contagious laugh and willingness to help others will always be remembered. Ernest was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Willard B. Brown and Charles O. Van Ling. He is survived... 

May 18, 2020 | Read more »

Kimberlee Ann Davis

Kimberlee Ann Davis, 58, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was born in Pensacola, Florida to Russell Smith and Caron Graves Quinn. She loved anything that had to do with being outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, working in the yard, and gardening. Home was her happy place and she loved cooking for others. Kimberlee was a huge Alabama football fan… ROLL TIDE! Kimberlee is preceded in death by her parents, Russell Smith and Caron Quinn; and brother, Brad Smith. She is survived by her son, Daniel Davis; sisters, Cindy (Jonnie)... 

May 18, 2020 | Read more »

Nancy Noble Chapman

Nancy Noble Chapman, 89 of Atmore, AL. passed away May 10, 2020 in Fairhope, AL. She was born on April 24, 1931 in Clark County, AL. She was co-owner and manager of Chapman Ace Hardware, Inc. for 30 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, PCA. Atmore, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Will Stewart “Bill” Chapman, Jr; siblings; Shirley Lowder; Chet Noble and Marilyn Jensen. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her children Will (Janice) Chapman... 

May 17, 2020 | Read more »

Eula Mae (Godwin) Lynn

Eula Mae (Godwin) Lynn, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 13th, 2020. Eula peacefully passed away in her daughter’s home in Walnut Hill, Florida. She was born February 18th, 1940 in Perdido, Alabama. Eula joyfully served school children lunch for over 20 years at Bratt Elementary School. She retired as the beloved cafeteria manager. Eula loved her co-workers, and each child that came through the lunch line. She even had the joy of serving lunch to her very own grandchildren. Eula shared her love of... 

May 16, 2020 | Read more »

Laura Elaine Lucas

Laura Elaine Lucas was born on February 25, 1925 on a farm in Bay Springs, Florida, a rural area northeast of Pensacola, Florida. While sleeping, she passed away peacefully on May 8, 2020 at age 95. Elaine was the first female child of Robert Lee Lucas and Laura Etta Barks Lucas. She was the fourth of eight children. In time, she would have four brothers and three sisters, five of whom preceded her in death. Elaine grew up materially poor in Bay Springs during the Great Depression and knew both happiness and want. At an... 

May 15, 2020 | Read more »

Gail J. Simpkins

On Friday, May 8, 2020, Gail J. Simpkins, passed away peacefully at the age of 89. Gail was born on February 11, 1931 in Rose Hill, IA. At the age of 17, Gail married Robert (Bob) Simpkins on November 7, 1948. Together they raised three daughters, in Rockford, IL. Gail worked for the Chrysler plant located in Belvidere, IL for many years and retired in 1981. Gail had a passion for travel, music, family, and her dogs. After retirement Gail and Bob loved to travel and often brought their family along to enjoy the experience with... 

May 12, 2020 | Read more »

Mittie Juanita Etheredge McNair

Our Beloved Mother, Mittie Juanita Etheredge McNair She was born in McCullough, Alabama on September 24, 1925 and was the youngest daughter of Caleb E. and Mamie K. Etheredge. She passed from this life and went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 11, 2O2O while residing at the Arcadia Nursing Home in Pensacola, Florida at the age of 94. She was a lifelong and devoted christian and a member of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her loving parents; her precious sisters, Ellen, Gladys, and Mabel; her loving... 

May 12, 2020 | Read more »

Sharon Marie Bryant Brown

Sharon Marie Bryant Brown, 61 of Atmore, AL. passed away April 29, 2020 in Atmore. She was born to the late Wiley Houston and Mary Marie Hadley Byrd on November 1, 1958. She was the owner of State Line Pawn Shop and was a member of Cross Point Church in Atmore. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; Gary Lynn Bryant; husband; Ronnie Kent Brown and a brother; Steven Houston Byrd. She is survived by her daughter Marylynn Marie Bryant of Montgomery, AL; Sister; Teresa Byrd (Ben) Martin of Perdido, AL.; aunt; Sue Stafford;... 

May 11, 2020 | Read more »

Brenda Cooper

Mrs. Brenda Cooper, age 68, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 in Fairhope, Alabama. Mrs. Cooper was a native of Atmore, AL, former resident of Walnut Hill, FL and had resided in Bay Minette, AL for the past 30 years. She was a retired Junior Food Store Supervisor with 25 years of service and a member of the Fretwell Tabernacle Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Genell Hall; sister, Betty Sue Flowers and brother, Robert Clayton Hall. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Clyde F. “Pete” Cooper... 

May 11, 2020 | Read more »

Judith Alberta Diehl

Judith Alberta Diehl, 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. She was a mother of four daughters and attended St. Elizabeth and St. Jude Catholic Church. Judith dedicated her life to helping others as a Parish Nurse and taught LPN students at Reed State College. She was also an accomplished writer for LPNs. If you asked Judith what the most important thing in her life was, she would say, “God and family.” She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Diehl; father, Albert Ve Depo; mother, Inze Miller Ve Depo;... 

May 10, 2020 | Read more »

Bennie Lane Fretwell

Bennie Lane Fretwell, born March 17, 1940, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Bennie was a simple kind of man. He was always a hard worker and provider for his family. In his younger years, Bennie enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and camping. He will be remembered for his charismatic and witty personality. Bennie is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Nelda Fretwell. He leaves behind his three daughters, Diane (Harvey) Smith, Sissy (Randy) Richardson and Cindy Venable; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation... 

May 10, 2020 | Read more »

Mose Burkett

Mr. Mose “Buddy” Burkett age 86, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Jay, Florida. Mr. Burkett was a native of Moyeville, AL, former resident of the Flomaton, Century area and had resided in Jay, FL for the past 44 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the US Navy, retired maintenance worker with Monsanto Corp with 36 years of service and a member of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall of Brewton, AL. He is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Ruby Jo Burkett; wife and mother of his children, Birdie... 

May 10, 2020 | Read more »

Tucson E. Amerson

Tucson E. Amerson, 80 of Bratt, FL. passed May 7, 2020 in Bratt, FL. He was born in Bratt, FL. on August 6, 1939 to Floyd Armstrong and Inez Amerson. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran and served in United States Navy for over 13 ½ years. He retired from the Bag Plant at St. Regis, Champion, International Paper Company with over 27 ½ years of service. He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Linda Amerson. Tucson enjoyed spending time with his family and going to Lake Talquin. He also enjoyed riding his Harley 77 Low Rider... 

May 9, 2020 | Read more »

Nicholas Carroll Clark

Nicholas Carroll Clark, 29 of Cantonment, Florida passed away on May 1, 2020. Nicholas was born in Pensacola, Florida on June 15, 1990 to John C. Clark & Cynthia E. Clark. Nick resided in Cantonment, Florida for the remainder of his life. Nick was employed by Pensacola Bay Center. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, running RC cars with his children, nephews and brothers as well as hanging out with his cousins and the lifelong friends, that he shared so many memories with, many of which have been shared with... 

May 8, 2020 | Read more »

James Edward Milstid

James Edward Milstid, 85, of Bay Minette, AL, passed away on April 25, 2020, in Bay Minette, AL. He was born in Perdido, AL on August 20, 1934. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a retired mobile home mover. He is preceded by his father Floyd Milstid, Sr. and Maggie Lee Whittington; brothers, Isaac Milstid, Junior Floyd Milstid, Charles Milstid, Tommie Misted, and one sister Valois Hall. He is survived by four sons, Earl (Patricia) Milstid of Summerdale, AL, Rickey (Paula) Milstid of Foley, AL, Scott Milstid... 

April 30, 2020 | Read more »

Ceres Stark Rodgers

Ceres Stark Rodgers, 95, of Atmore, AL, passed away April 26, 2020, in Atmore. She was born on November 20, 1924, in Atlanta, GA. She was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore where she served in many capacities. She is preceded in death by her father, Stafford Stark and mother, Lura Fouche Stark; husband, Dr. Henry H. Rodgers, Jr; siblings, Stafford Stark, Jr; Buell McCutchen and Margaret Rodgers Kemp. She is survived by three sons, Todd (Deborah) Rodgers of Marietta, GA; Matthew (Sheri) Rodgers of Navarre,... 

April 30, 2020 | Read more »

Evelyn Oree Killam

Ms. Evelyn Oree Killam, age 95, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Century, Florida. Ms. Killam was a native and lifelong resident of Byrneville, FL. She was a member of the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her brother, John Elton (Betty) Killam of Century, FL and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Beulah Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Tim Floyd officiating. Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all... 

April 30, 2020 | Read more »

Curtis Columbus Welch

Curtis Columbus Welch, 76 of Bratt, FL, passed away April 27, 2020, in Bratt. He was born in Perdido, AL, to the late Gary C. and Laura Levins Welch on October 27, 1943. He was a farmer most of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Adele Brock Welch of Bratt, FL; four children, Rodney Lee (Crystal) Welch of Maryland, Mark Gary Welch of Virginia, Lisa Jeanette (Jimmy) Sellers of Maryland, and Katie Marsha (Jeff) Grimaud of Tennessee; one brother, Ray Donald Welch of Bratt, FL; sister,... 

April 30, 2020 | Read more »

Ann Elizabeth Johnson

Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Johnson, age 80, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020, in Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Atlanta, GA, raised in Andalusia and Birmingham, AL and had resided in Milton, FL for the past five years. She was a member and ordained Deacon of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Milton, FL, ZTA Sorority, graduate of Auburn University with BS Degree and Central Michigan University with a MS Degree. Her hobbies included knitting, garden club, loom weaving, backpacking (did a 160 mile trek in the Himalayas),... 

April 30, 2020 | Read more »

Comer Earle Vickery

Comer Earle Vickery, 69, of Atmore, AL passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020, at his residence. He was a commercial truck driver. He was born in Huxford, AL on September 20, 1950, to the late Comer and Eva Mae Weston Vickery. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tonya Lynn Jackson; and siblings, Jean Majors, Mary Clarice Walls and Dalton Vickery. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Rebecca Ann Jones Vickery of Atmore, AL; one son, James Ledford of Atmore, AL; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth (William) Kennedy of... 

April 27, 2020 | Read more »

Lola May Byrd Loth

Lola Mae Byrd Loth passed away on April 26, 2020, after a long and fruitful life of nearly 108 years. ln the end she passed quietly during the night at Specialty Health and Rehabilitation facility in Pensacola, FL while recovering from a recent hip fracture. Wife of William Lemar Byrd, beloved mother of only son, William Garland Byrd, and cherished grandmother of Selinda Byrd Smith and Scott Lemar Byrd, she loved her family and was loved in return. Lola was born to lda McLain Cohron and Theophlous Marvin Cohron on June 20, 1912... 

April 27, 2020 | Read more »