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Jefferson Smith

Mr. Jefferson Smith, 60, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Foley. Mr. Smith was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. His wife, Linda Smith; parents, Henry and Lula Smith; brothers, Roy James, Johnny Smith and Joel Smith; and sisters, Sarah Libby Paul, Edna Flowers and Ruth Lumbard precede Mr. Smith in death. Survivors include his two daughters, Shelia (Thomas Lindsey) Smith of Stapleton, AL and Becky Smith (Brandon) Henderson of Atmore; one brother, Marvin (Carol) James of Foley; two sisters, Elaine (Bo) White of... 

July 3, 2015 | Read more »

Curtis Edward Golden

Mr. Curtis Edward Golden, 66, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015, in Flomaton. Mr. Golden was a native of Flomaton, former resident of Illinois, where he lived 28 years, and a resident of Flomaton. Mr. Golden was an avid hunter. His parents, Pete and Sis Golden, precede him in death. He is survived by his wife, Marie Golden of Flomaton; two sons, Darren (Paula) Golden of Cerro Gordo, IL and Gary Golden of Flomaton; one sister, Debra (Allen) Smith of Flomaton; and two grandchildren, Samantha Murray and Elizabeth Garner. Graveside... 

July 3, 2015 | Read more »

Henry Joel Day

Henry Joel Day, 93 of Atmore, passed away June 28, 2015, in Atmore. He was born on June 23, 1922, in Huxford, AL, to the late John Bernard and Vera Dreadin Day. He worked at Bateson Furniture Store as salesmen for many years and had owned Day’s Grocery in Atmore. He was instrumental in securing the VFW building in Atmore and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He served in the United States Army during WW II and fought in the battle of the bulge and two other major battles. He is preceded in death by his... 

July 1, 2015 | Read more »

Melva Lou Howell

Mrs. Melva Lou Howell, 73, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Flomaton. Mrs. Howell was a native and former resident of Fairhope and resided in Flomaton most of her life. She was of the Holiness faith. Her husband, Levon Howell; parents, Floyd and Eloise Knowles; sister, Mildred Emmons; grandson, Caleb Hallford; and son-in-law, George Hallford precede her in death. She is survived by her son, Paul Levon (Samantha Kay) Howell of Flomaton; three daughters, JoAnne (Will) Chavers, Sandra Hallford and Sharon K. (David) Baggett... 

June 29, 2015 | Read more »

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins passed away on June 18, 2015. She was born on September 4, 1927, in Bay Springs, FL to the late Laura Etta Barks Lucas and Robert Lee Lucas. She and her seven siblings grew up “in the country” on the family farm during the Depression – poor but happy; she recalled that life was good, they were loved, and well cared for. She attended first through eighth grade at Enon school then graduated at age 16 as the valedictorian of Ernest Ward High School class of 1944. Career-minded from the beginning,... 

June 26, 2015 | Read more »

Marcelete (Mrs. Lete) Daugherty

Marcelete (Mrs. Lete) Daugherty went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Mrs. Lete was born in Molino, on May 19, 1927. She was a member of Central Chapel and was an employee of WalMart on Creighton Road for 23 years. She considered her co-workers her extended family. She was loving, kind, considerate and put others before herself. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her father, Nolan Lorenzo Martin; mother, Rosa Lee Powell; stepmother, Mae Martin; husband,... 

June 26, 2015 | Read more »

Billy “Bill” Floyd Fitzpatrick

Billy “Bill” Floyd Fitzpatrick, 83, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2015, surrounded by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by Carolyn “Faye” (Brown) Fitzpatrick, his first wife of 55 years; and sisters, Allene Harris and Ruthy Cooke. He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Betty Jo (Castleberry) (Hyatt) Fitzpatrick. He is also survived by his eldest daughter, Barbara Faye Holt, (Gary) and their children, Samantha, Joanna and Miranda; his son, David William Fitzpatrick, Sr., (Diane) and their children,... 

June 25, 2015 | Read more »

Edgar “Bill” Peabody

Edgar “Bill” Peabody passed away on June 21, 2015, with his loving wife Roslyn Ivanoff at his side. He was born in Vienna, VA, to Edgar and Elizabeth Peabody on August 5, 1930, and lived the last 20 years of his life in Pensacola. After graduation from Fairfax High School with the Class of 1948, Ed briefly attended college until the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 at which time he joined the U.S. Army as a member of the Military Police, receiving multiple awards for his service. From 1963-1995, Ed worked for... 

June 25, 2015 | Read more »

Jacqueline “Annise” Hastings

Mrs. Jacqueline “Annise” Hastings, age 83, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at her Brewton residence. Mrs. Hastings was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. She was a graduate of W.S. Neal high school and was a homemaker. She was a member of Catawba Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Hastings was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Hastings; and two brothers, Thomas Dean and Mike Dean. She is survived by four sons, Donny (Sandra) Hastings of Brewton, Terry (Vivian) Hastings of Flomaton, Jeff (Fonda) Hastings... 

June 25, 2015 | Read more »

Aaron Louis Wolfe

Aaron Louis Wolfe, 21 of Cantonment, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Aaron loved spending time with his family, going to the gym with his brother, Chris, and spending time with his friends and his girlfriend, Mercedes. He was a fan of the LSU Tigers, Nascar and Kyle Bush. He is preceded in death by his father, Ted Wolfe; maternal grandparents, Scotty and Joanne Scott; his granny, Marion Walker; uncle, Timmy Scott; and aunt Karen Hayes. Aaron is survived by his mother, Lisa Medlock; step-father, Dennis Medlock; brothers, Waylon... 

June 25, 2015 | Read more »

James Nathan Cain

James Nathan Cain, 87, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Nathan was born on February 27, 1928, in Escambia County, Florida, to the late James David Cain and Johnnie Lou Bogan Cain. Nathan is also preceded in death by his brothers, John Paul Cain, Jack Cain, and sister Marjorie Cain. Nathan loved his family dearly. After the death of his beloved wife, Lana Barlow Cain, he raised his young daughters on his own. Nathan’s memory will forever be treasured by his children, Alicia Ann Cain of Pensacola, FL and... 

June 25, 2015 | Read more »

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins

Bernice Elmira Lucas Robbins passed away on June 18, 2015. She was born on September 4, 1927 in Bay Springs, FL, to the late Laura Etta Barks Lucas and Robert Lee Lucas. She and her seven siblings grew up “in the country” on the family farm during the Depression – poor but happy; she recalled that life was good, they were loved, and well cared for. She attended 1st through 8th grade at Enon School then graduated at age 16 as the Valedictorian of Ernest Ward High School class of 1944. Career-minded from the beginning, she... 

June 24, 2015 | Read more »

James Willis (Jim) Franklin

James Willis (Jim) Franklin, born February 6, 1941, passed away peacefully Friday, June 21, 2015, surrounded by his family and friends. He was a longtime resident of Pensacola. Jim was Vice President of Lending at Harvesters Federal Credit Union and had an extensive finance career that spanned more than 45 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Hadji Shriners of Pensacola where he was a past treasurer of the Temple, member of the finance committee and directors staff. He is preceded in death by his mother, Genise... 

June 23, 2015 | Read more »

Emma Jean Thead

Mrs. Emma Jean Thead, 63, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Pensacola. Mrs. Thead was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. Mrs. Thead enjoyed fishing and Alabama football. She was a member of the New Testament Church. Her parents, Dewitt and Bernice Morris; sister, Betty Morris McKinley; and brothers, Jeffie Eugene Johnson and Jeffie Dewitt Morris, Sr., precede her in death. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Marlin Thead; two sons, Timothy William (Lisa) Barber, Jr. and Brandon Shane (Sonya) Barber; one... 

June 23, 2015 | Read more »

Clyde “Al” Griggers

Mr. Clyde “Al” Griggers, 69, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Century, Florida. Mr. Griggers was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. He resided in Century for the past 13 years. Mr. Griggers was a mason and member of Loop Lodge 895 and he was of the Church of Christ faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Melba Griggers and two nieces, Allison Lowery and Dana Davis. He is survived by his wife, Shelia Griggers of Century; one son, Clyde Jason Griggers of Atlanta, GA; one stepson, Jae Eslava... 

June 21, 2015 | Read more »

Ronald Wayne Jarman

Ronald Wayne Jarman died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 18, 2015. He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Frank and Ruby Jarman; and sister, Nell Moss. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Margaret, who he called his “Love”; two children, Marcus (Jaclyn) Jarman and Maria (Shannon) Yates; six precious grandchildren, Jordan “Little Man”, Kayla “Boo Boo”, Madalyn “Maddy Cakes”, twins Parker and Peyton “The Wild Boys”, and Carter “Buddy”; four sisters, Sheila Hill, Judy (Mike) Gunn, Cindy (Mike) Jarman,... 

June 21, 2015 | Read more »

Rev. Bishop Clyde Floyd Madden

Rev. Bishop Clyde Floyd Madden, age 75, of Old Castleberry Road in Brewton, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, in a local hospital after a brief illness. Rev. Madden was a native of Jay, and a former resident of Escambia County, Florida before moving to Brewton in 1974. He was a minister of the Gospel in the Apostolic faith since 1969. Rev. Madden was a carpenter by trade and was former Bishop of the Apostolic Potter’s House Church. He was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Sterling... 

June 21, 2015 | Read more »

William “Bill” Gray Williams

William “Bill” Gray Williams, 90, went to be with his Lord on June 11, 2015. He was born November 24, 1924, in Ida, LA. He was an active member of Ferry Pass Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Bill retired from the US Navy after 21 years of service. After his military career, he went to work at the Port of Pensacola and worked his way up to Assistant Port Director and retired after 23 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 ½ years, Lottie Bell Cooper; son: Ray Williams; son-in-law, Carl T. Young; father;... 

June 17, 2015 | Read more »

Janice Allman

Mrs. Janice Allman, 70, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Elberta, Alabama. Mrs. Allman was a native of Pensacola and a resident of Elberta. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Richard Allman of Elberta; three daughters, Sandra Reed of Elberta, Tanne Vaught of Pensacola and Janice K. Watson of Elberta; two brothers, Jack Mandel and Harold Mandel, both of Pensacola; two sisters, Helen Golson and Martha Jensen, both of Pensacola; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will... 

June 17, 2015 | Read more »

Mary Godwin Joy

Mary Godwin Joy, 53 of Atmore, passed way Monday, June 15, 2015, at her residence. She was a homemaker, born in Atmore, on September 19, 1961, to the late James Robert and Kathleen Daw Godwin. She is preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Godwin. Survivors include her husband, Brian Joy of Atmore; two daughters, Rebecca (Jeremy)McKinley of Albany, GA and Stefanie Dean of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, David, Parker, Madelyn, and Ally. Services will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral... 

June 16, 2015 | Read more »

Frances Louise Davison

Ms. Frances Louise Davison, 71, a resident of Century, was born June 13, 1943, and she answered the Master’s Call on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Century Nursing Care Center. A native and lifelong resident of Century, Ms. Davison was a homemaker and member of the Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church. She attended Carver High School in Century. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Allean Davison, and other family members. Those left to embrace her life and cherish her memories are three daughters, Karen Davison... 

June 14, 2015 | Read more »

Lester Hunt Butsch

Lester Hunt Butsch passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 18, 1933, to the late Milton and Elizabeth Butsch. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenda Sue; his son, Alan (Melissa); his daughter, Nancy; step-son Doug; step-daughter, Kaki; granddaughters, Tatiana, Morgan and Emily. He is also survived by his brother, David; and many loved, nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his sisters, Molly and Elizabeth; brothers, Milton Jr., Warren, John, and Robert; and step-son, Wallace... 

June 14, 2015 | Read more »

Lucile Reamer Whitegon

Lucile Reamer Whitegon, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Although she was born in Topeka, Kansas, Molino was her home for almost 60 years. She was a member of the Molino Silver Agers and the Molino Homemakers. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, and crocheting and had won many ribbons at the Pensacola Fair. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Whitegon (1981) and daughter Patty Lee Whitegon (1976). Coming from a large family of 15 brothers and sisters, she is proceeded in death by Patsy Reamer, Geraldine... 

June 14, 2015 | Read more »

Carlos Clinton “Dusty” Rhodes

C. C. “Dusty” Rhodes passed away on June 12, 2015. He started his career with the Florida Highway Patrol in 1961 as a radio operator in Miami then became a state trooper serving in Tallahassee and Milton but mostly in Pensacola until he retired in 1986. He later served with Florida’s State Fire Marshall’s office as an arson investigator. Since 1973, his favorite hobby was skeet shooting where he loved both the sport and the “skeet family” he met along the way. He was a member of the National Skeet Shooting Association... 

June 14, 2015 | Read more »

James William Windham

James William Windham, 61 of Walnut Hill, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Atmore. He was a welder for Alabama Heat Exchangers. He was born in Eustis, FL on February 17, 1954, to James L. and Barbara Bryant Windham. He attended Enon Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, James L. Windham. Survivors are his wife, Mildred Huffmaster Windham; two sons, James Zachary (Bridgett) Windham and Matthew J. (Christiana) Windham all of Bay Springs, FL; one daughter, Melissa Martin of Central, FL; mother, Barbara Foss... 

June 12, 2015 | Read more »