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Eunice Lunelle Bailey

Eunice Lunelle Bailey, 85, of Molino, Florida, passed away on November 29, 2022. She was born in Enon, Florida on September 2, 1937 to Grover Leslie and Lottie Melandie Lewis Hall. She was married to Marion Blueford Bailey for 66 years. Eunice was a member of Victory Assembly of God. She was a homemaker and had a passion for sewing, gardening, canning, family, friends, church and helping others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Leslie Hall and Lottie Melandie Lewis Hall; brother, Grover W. Hall. She is survived... 

December 1, 2022 | Read more »

Gregorio “Pony” Banda

Mr. Gregorio “Pony” Banda, 77 years of age, passed away, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Pensacola, FL. He was born may 9, 1945 in Col San Isidro, Mier Y Noriega, NL; and resided in Texas before moving to Atmore, AL; in 1999. He was a member of Renovation Ministries. He was employed in the Cotton Gin Industry for over 40 years, and was employed with Golden Gin Company in Jay, FL. Mr. Banda enjoyed spending time with his family, church family, and friends. He loved his dogs, and chickens. He loved people, and he was always a... 

December 1, 2022 | Read more »

John F Coon

John F Coon, 62, of Flomaton, AL, passed away November 13th in Holbrook, AZ. He was born at the old Turberville Memorial Hospital in Century, FL to Gerald C Coon, Sr and Doris Bowman Coon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Randy Cannon and sisters, Lisa and Donna Coon. John was a man of many talents who had done a little bit of everything. He owned his own paint and body shop at the age of 18, built trusses, roofed and framed many a home, operated heavy equipment, owned a repossession company, delivered UPS trucks... 

December 1, 2022 | Read more »

Kathy Adams

Mrs. Kathy Adams, age 78, passed away, November 29, 2022, in Atmore, AL; with her family at her bedside. She was born June 17, 1944, in Brownwood, TX; and resided in Hope Hull, AL; since then, she moved to Atmore, AL and has resided there for the past 20 years. She owned and operated her Daycare business for many years. She was a member of Little Rock Church. Mrs. Adams enjoyed spending time with her family and going to church. She loved children, and she loved Christmas time. She enjoyed taking care of her dogs, cats, and spending... 

December 1, 2022 | Read more »

George ‘Skip’ Gibson

George “Skip” Gibson, 72, of Cantonment, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. A visitation and service will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at Faith Chapel North at 1 pm, followed by a gathering of family and friends. Please contact Bonnie Gibson for more information. Skip was born in Cantonment, Florida on November 8, 1950 to his parents George Gibson and Betty Curran. He attended Tate High School, where he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians, and then Chipola Junior College where he starred as a... 

November 29, 2022 | Read more »

Danny Darrell Wallace

Danny Darrell Wallace, a resident of Cantonment, Florida, passed away on November 24th, 2022, in the presence of his children. Danny was born on February 21, 1961, in Piedmont, Alabama to John David and Gladys Mae (Young) Wallace. He worked most of his life as a Collision Repair Specialist. Naturally, as he gained more knowledge in the industry, he became a mentor to many, including his three sons. The impact that he made on those lives and many others is immeasurable. Danny was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gladys;... 

November 29, 2022 | Read more »

Frank Pelmer ‘Pelt’ Wilkinson

Frank Pelmer “Pelt” Wilkinson, age 82, passed away November 20, 2022, at his home in Cantonment, FL, surrounded by family and friends. Born to JD and Mattie Ruth Johnson Wilkinson, he was the middle brother of three boys. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Judge Elmer Wilkinson and Hugo Wilkinson, and wife Jerelda Wilkinson. Born in Clio, AL, Frank grew up in and around Ariton, AL. His childhood was simple, and he was taught at an early age how to work on the farm and work hard. He continued his hard work by... 

November 29, 2022 | Read more »

Joyce Loraine Nelson

Joyce Loraine Nelson of Cordele, Georgia, passed away at the age of 90 Thursday, November 24, 2022 at Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehab. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. George A. Nelson; parents, George L Greenwell and Louise Loraine Bowman Greenwell; a brother, Tommy Greenwell; and son-in-law, Bill Hinkleman. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2022 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services. Joyce will be laid to rest in Sunnyside Cemetery. The family will greet friends... 

November 25, 2022 | Read more »

Tara Renee Dortch ‘Lassitter’

Mrs. Tara Renee Dortch “Lassitter”, age 46, passed away, Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Booneville, AL. She has resided most of her life in Atmore, AL. Mrs. Lassitter enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid New Orleans Saints Fan and Alabama Football Fan. She loved spending time shopping, going to the beach, and the creek. She is preceded in death by her father, Rubert Lassitter, and one brother, Ronald W. Lassitter. She is survived by her mother, Eloise Lassitter, of Booneville, AL;... 

November 23, 2022 | Read more »

Nivia “Nivy” Buchanan

Nivia “Nivy” Buchanan of Jay, FL went to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 12, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by every person she ever encountered as she was a shining example of God’s love on earth! Nivia was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and moved to the US when her father was stationed back ‘main side’. The family settled in Milton, FL where she attended Milton High School. After high school Nivy attended Pensacola Junior College and became a Dental Assistant. It was through... 

November 23, 2022 | Read more »

Norma Wong Turner

Norma Wong Turner, 71, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on November 19, 2022. She was born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on February 5, 1951 to Fortino Navarro Cota and Arcelia Wong. She was married to Steven Mark Turner for 44 years. Norma worked as a cashier in the food service department at the University of West Florida. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church and had a passion for the Lord and supporting others. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Fortino Navarro Cota and Arcelia Wong. She is... 

November 22, 2022 | Read more »

Alfred Jernigan

Alfred Jernigan, age 61, of McDavid, FL passed away at his residence on November 18, 2022.  He was born on May 8, 1961 in Century, FL to Clayton and Agnes “Kitty” McCawley Jernigan. He was a truck driver most of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Jimmy Jernigan and Harold Jernigan.   He is survived by his wife, Linda Cooper Jernigan; his sons, Steven (Brandy) White of Walnut Hill, FL, Brandon Jernigan (Adam Fanion) of Phoenix, AZ; his brothers, Lee Marvin Jernigan of McDavid, FL and Mike Beals;... 

November 21, 2022 | Read more »

Henry O’Neal McKinley

Henry O’Neal McKinley, age 78, of Canoe, AL passed away on November 18, 2022 in Bay Minette, AL. He was born on February 26, 1944 in Robinsonville, AL to Fred McKinley, Sr. and Aggie Taylor McKinley. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, and qualified as an expert marksmen two times. He was the owner/operator of his own tractor-trailer for many years and leased to Genie Trucking Line. He also was a master carpenter. Henry was a member of First Baptist Church of Canoe and an avid reader. He loved gardening especially growing and giving... 

November 21, 2022 | Read more »

April Frazier

April Frazier, 42, of Molino, Florida, passed away on November 17th, 2022. She was born in Milton, Florida on May 6, 1980 to Charles and Carol Wise. She was partnered with Clay Powell for 10 years. April had a career in the medical field and worked for Santa Rosa, Sacred Heart, and West Florida clinics. She had a passion for walks on the beach at dawn, spotting cardinals in the yard, flamingos, and collecting seashells. April was an avid Alabama fan – ROLL TIDE! She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Wise. She was... 

November 21, 2022 | Read more »

Franklin Delano “Runt” Bryan

Franklin Delano “Runt” Bryan, age 89, of Atmore, AL passed away on November 19, 2022, in Pensacola, FL. He was born on March 9, 1933 in McCullough, AL to Jack and Louisa Buck Bryan. Franklin served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He also was the general manager with Allstate Beverage Company. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Louisa Bryan; his sister, Miriam Bryan; his brother, Oscar Bryan; his stepson, Joey Davis and his step-daughter, Debby Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Oliva Wiggins... 

November 21, 2022 | Read more »

Clair Elizabeth Wise McGill

Clair Elizabeth Wise McGill, age 81, of Atmore, AL passed away on November 18, 2022 in Atmore, AL. She was born on September 15, 1941 in Atmore, AL to Odus and Thelma Elizabeth Hawke Wise. She received a Bachelor’s degree with Samford University and a Master’s degree with Troy University. Clair was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore and was a retired teacher with the Escambia County Alabama School System. She is preceded in death by her parents, Odus and Elizabeth Wise; her sister, Nan Reia Norris and her brother-in-law,... 

November 19, 2022 | Read more »

Tommy Lowery Steely

Mr. Tommy Lowery Steely of Old Fannie Road in Flomaton, AL passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at a Century FL health care facility. Mr. Steely was a lifelong resident of Century, FL. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was employed by Container Corporation for a number of years. He was a member of Flomaton First Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and was a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Mr. Steely was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyn Steely; his parents, Sid Steely and Dora Dean Steely; and sons, Tommy Steely,... 

November 19, 2022 | Read more »

Elizabeth Flint

Elizabeth Flint, 65, of Century, Florida, passed away on November 14th, 2022. She was born in Manila, PI on August 20th, 1957 to Policarpio and Julia. She was married to John J. Flint for 43 years. Elizabeth loved her family and was a domestic engineer of the flint household. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, arts and craft. She is preceded in death by her father Polocarpio M. DeJesus and mother Julia Palmani. She is survived by her husband John Flint; children Michael James Flint, Kaleena Nicole Blake and Joseph Anthony Flint;... 

November 17, 2022 | Read more »

Jessie Roger ‘Sarge’ Hartley

Jessie Roger “Sarge” Hartley, 78, of Molino, Florida, passed away on November 5, 2022. He was born in Columbus, Georgia on March 25, 1944 to Merle Dearmore. Sarge was married to the love of his life, Judith Hartley, for 49 years. In 1962 at the age of 18 he joined the US Army where his tours of duty took him to Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He also served several years in the Florida National Guard where he was named Florida’s top recruiter in 1979. In 1988 “Sarge” was one of the selected few to attend the Sergeants Major... 

November 17, 2022 | Read more »

Barbara Joan Clark Rixey

Ms. Barbara Joan Clark Rixey, age 72, of Davisville, FL, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022, at HCA Florida West Hospital after fighting colorectal and lung cancer.   She was born in Miami Beach, FL to the late James Tyrell and Eunice Viola Seales Clark.  She was valedictorian of 1968 graduating class at Ernest Ward High School and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education at the University of West Florida. She volunteered many years as a Junior Girl Scout Leader and pursued a career in the medical field in... 

November 14, 2022 | Read more »

David Eugene “Geno” Wiggins

Mr. David Eugene “Geno” Wiggins, age 82, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at a Pensacola, Florida hospital. Mr. Wiggins was born in Goodway, AL and had been a lifelong resident of Flomaton. Geno was a people person who enjoyed playing dominoes, shooting pool, fishing and socializing.  He was an avid fan of Alabama football.  He was a retired truck driver, and was a member of Little Escambia Baptist Church. Mr. Wiggins was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Eugene Wiggins and Bertha Davidson Wiggins;... 

November 12, 2022 | Read more »

George ‘B’ Hare, Jr.

George “B” Hare, Jr, 75, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022. He was born in Long Beach, California on January 26, 1947 to George “B” Hare and Ella Clarke. He was married to Veronica Ruth Hare. George had a career in Construction/Electrician. And he had a passion for remodeling his house, restoring his truck, volunteering at local cat rescues and Animal Allies Florida. He also enjoyed watching football. George was preceded in death by his father, George “B” Hare; his mother, Ella Clarke;... 

November 12, 2022 | Read more »

Janelle Forte McKissack

Jeanelle Forte McKissack, age 86, passed away on November 10, 2022 in Atmore, AL. She was born on October 31, 1936 in Robinsonville, AL to Grady and Lula Moye Forte. She dedicated her life to caring for her family and her home. Jeanelle loved gardening and flowers of all kinds. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, H.R. “Mac” McKissack; her children: Tilda Jerkins and Eddie Jerkins; her siblings: James Forte, Thelma Gray, Maggie Burch and Douglas Forte. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa J. (Ted) Suttle... 

November 11, 2022 | Read more »

James Eugene Hall

James Eugene Hall, 82, of Pensacola, FL, passed away on November 4, 2022. He was born in Enon, FL on December 26, 1939 to James Clifton Hall and Essie Adel Beck. He married his wife, Ruby Lee Peacock on February 17, 1961 in Jay, FL and they have been married for 61 years. Gene worked for 34 years at Monsanto Co. as a welder. He specialized in textiles and in nylon carpet fiber production. In 1995 he retired at the age of 55. He was strong in his faith and attended Three Rivers Church in Seminole, AL. He had a passion for teaching,... 

November 11, 2022 | Read more »

George Richard (Dick) Lastinger

George Richard (Dick) Lastinger, 80, of Pensacola, Fl. went peacefully to be with Jesus on November 4, 2022. Dick was born in Pensacola, Fl. on October 28, 1942 to Donald and Mildred Lastinger. He was married to Betty T. Lastinger for 34 years. Dick grew up in the East Hill area of Pensacola, attending East Hill Baptist Church, where he was saved and baptized. In 1955, he moved from town with his parents to establish Hillcrest Baptist Church. Dick was the last surviving charter member of Hillcrest. He enjoyed serving with the... 

November 9, 2022 | Read more »