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Betty Jean Gardner Lowry

On April 15, 2015, we released Betty Jean Gardner Lowry, our mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend into the hands of the Lord. Her mind left us many years ago to the horrible disease Alzheimers, but her sweet, loving, caring and giving spirit never left her. She was always complimentary, even if it was to tell someone that they had pretty eyelashes. Betty was a faithful follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. She especially treasured sharing the love of Jesus with the children through flannel board stories, crafts, music and good... 

April 16, 2015 | Read more »

Michael Lee Lavimoniere

Mr. Michael Lee Lavimoniere, 46, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Atmore. Mr. Lavimoniere was a native of Apalachicola, FL and a lifelong resident of Century. Mr. Lavimoniere worked as a Registered Nurse and was a Veteran of the US Army. He was of the Baptist faith. His grandmother, Alva M. Lashley; grandfather, Lee Lashley; and nephew, Joshua Lavimoniere precede him in death. He is survived by his father, August Pace; mother, Mary Pace; one son, Kyle Lavimoniere of Chester, VA; one daughter, Margaret Lavimoniere of... 

April 16, 2015 | Read more »

Susie B. McCord

Susie B. McCord, 90, of Brewton, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015. Mrs. McCord was a native of Tennessee and resided in Pensacola for 51 years prior to moving to Flomaton 15 years ago. She had attended Altersgate United Methodist Church in Molino and was retired from Monsanto. Preceding Mrs. McCord are her husband of 56 years, Richard P. McCord, and her parents, Albert and Kairee Baldwin. Survivors include her friend/neighbor, Julia Alexander and two other friends, Steve Carmer and Wilma Powell. Visitation will be at Pensacola... 

April 16, 2015 | Read more »

John Joseph Donald

Mr. John Joseph Donald passed away on April 13, 2015, at a local hospital in Pensacola after an illness. He was born on March 12, 1940, in Cantonment. He is preceded in death by his wife, Katie Owen Donald. He was a member of Ensley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Pensacola. Surviving Mr. Donald is his first cousin, Valentine P., Billy Theresa, and Lisa Beam, Angie Pennucci, Julie and Morgan Barger; his deceased wife’s family of Frankie Atkinson, William Henry, Boyd, Ronnie, and Clark Owen and family all of South... 

April 14, 2015 | Read more »

Jasper David Simmons

Mr. Jasper David Simmons, 78, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Pensacola. Mr. Simmons was a native of Atlanta, GA and a resident of Century. Graveside services will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Georgia. Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC, is in charge of all arrangements.  Read More →

April 14, 2015 | Read more »

Betty Jo Rice Norwood

Mrs. Betty Jo Rice Norwood, age 82 passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Pensacola. Mrs. Norwood was a native of Pollard, AL and a long time member of the Pensacola community where she served as the secretary for Community Baptist Church and worked as a caretaker in the home health field. Mrs. Norwood is survived by her brother, Charles (Winnie) Rice of Century; sisters, Kate Bondurant of Century and Vicki (Douglas) Hussey of Hernando, MS; grandchildren, Tiffany Howland of Pensacola; great-grandchildren, Nathan M. Godwin,... 

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Sherri Renee Jordan

Sherri Renee Jordan, 44 of Cantonment, was called home on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Sherri was born on January 29, 1971 in Pensacola. She attended PJC where she received her AA Degree in nursing. She was a member of Pinehaven Baptist Church where she was baptized on November 10, 2013. Sherri was a loving wife, devoted mother and cherished friend to many. She is preceded in death by her first cousin, Gabriel Carter. Sherri is survived by her husband, Victor Mason; loving ex-husband, Tommy Jordan; two sons, Dustin Tyler and Kolby... 

April 14, 2015 | Read more »

Jimmy Ray Poarch

Jimmy Ray Poarch, 61, of Molino, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Jimmy was born to the late William and Betty Poarch on May 26, 1953, in Greenville, SC. He is survived by his wife, Geri; children, Debra (Will) Manning of Milton, Garreth Lee Poarch of McCormick, SC, and Anita Poarch of McCormick, SC; grandchildren, Sean Henderson of Molino, Nicole Henderson of Pensacola, Frank Henderson and Albert Roberts both of Milton; his brothers, Jeffrey (Felicia) Poarch of North, SC, Aaron (Sue) Poarch of Portland, OR, and David... 

April 12, 2015 | Read more »

Avery Howard Beadle

Amaryllis flowers bloomed just in time to cheer Avery Beadle before he slipped peacefully from this life at home on April 7, 2015. He was one month shy of his 97th birthday. Avery was the youngest of six children born to Frank J. and Fanny Brown Beadle of Minetto, NY, on May 13, 1918. He attributed much of his good health to the fact that, from the 7th through 12 grades, he had a paper route of five miles with 95 customers. Six evenings a week, in every season, he rode his bike making deliveries and earning one penny per... 

April 11, 2015 | Read more »

Freddy Leon Mooney

Freddy Leon Mooney, 83 of Oak Grove, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Pensacola. He was retired after 40 years of service with International Paper Company. He was born in Oak Grove on April 19, 1931, to the late Everette H. and Emily Odie Godwin Mooney. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and served in the United States Navy. He was an avid farmer and had owned and operated the Davisville Country Market. Freddy is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Joan Rene’ Milstead Mooney; siblings, Margarite McNair,... 

April 9, 2015 | Read more »

Mattie Mae Gray

The Lord called our beloved Mattie Mae Gray home on Monday, April 6, 2015. She was born on May 3, 1928, in Atmore, to the late Walter Pierce and Arena Montgomery Pierce. On August 26, 1946, she was joined in holy matrimony to the late Willie James Gray. At an early age, she move to Cantonment. Mattie was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church (currently known as Greater First Baptist Church) and later united with First Pentecostal Church of Pensacola where she remained a member until her passing. She was employed by... 

April 9, 2015 | Read more »

Freddie Thomas Hadley

Mr. Freddie Thomas Hadley, 78, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Monroeville, AL. Mr. Hadley was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. Mr. Hadley attended the Church of the Living God. Survivors include his daughter, Corrie Hadley of Atmore; brother, Robert Hadley of Uriah, AL; and three grandchildren, Tyler Vickery, Loren Jordan and Anthony Jordan. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Riley Ferney officiating. Visitation will be Saturday,... 

April 9, 2015 | Read more »

Wanda Ruth Brown Biggs

Wanda Ruth Brown Biggs 90, of Bay Minette, passed away April 9, 2015, at her residence. She was born August 28, 1924, in Beaumont, TX. to the late Gane Hamilton and Libby Louise Byerly Brown. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bay Minette. She was a nurse for 26 years and worked 25 years with a print shop in Bay Minette and was currently working up until her sickness. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jessie L. Biggs; one son, Jessie Allen Biggs; and her siblings, Floyd Allen Brown, Alfred... 

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Dorothy Ann Harrison Milstead

Dorothy Ann Harrison Milstead, 61 of Atmore, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at her residence. She was born in Atmore on November 9, 1953, to the late Elzie Lee and Luverne Rutherford Harrison. She was a sales associate with Kmart. She was a fun loving, creative, with great sense of humor and a people person that truly loved the Lord. She attended Atmore First Assembly of God Church and was a huge Alabama fan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Scott Milstead; siblings, Harold Harrison, Alice Ruth Harrison, Verna... 

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John Wesley Graham

John Wesley Graham passed away on April 7, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born June 11, 1934, to the late Paul Taylor Graham and Gladys Lee Graham. He was preceded in death by grandchildren, Margery Elizabeth Graham and John Barry Graham. John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Helen Bowab Graham of Atmore; three sons, John Wesley Graham, Jr. (Jennifer), Anthony Scott Graham (Jose) and Paul Thomas Graham (Evelyn); seven grandchildren, Andrew Julian Graham, Anne Cadman Graham, Carl Thomas Graham, and Samuel Taylor... 

April 9, 2015 | Read more »

Ellouise Nellie Smith

Ellouise Nellie Smith, 93, of Pensacola passed away on April 6, 2015.  At a young age, Ellouise was saved at Berney Points Baptist Church in Birmingham.  She enjoyed learning to know Christ and was later baptized.  As an adult, Ellouise enjoyed volunteering at Olive Baptist Church and Manna Food Bank, where she received an award for her long-time service.  She was also a member of Steadfast Sunday School class at Olive Baptist Church. Ellouise said, “Jesus has always been a step ahead of me in my joys and especially of... 

April 8, 2015 | Read more »

Susan Clarke Williamson Forehand

Susan Clarke Williamson Forehand, lovingly known as “Nana”, was welcomed home to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Friday, April 3, 2015, following a long, courageous battle with cancer. She resided with her family in Cantonment. Sue was born in Asheville, NC, on September 21, 1957. While in her  teens, she met her lifelong sweetheart and best friend, Bruce Forehand and they later married, started a family, and raised three children. This past December, she and Bruce celebrated 41 years of marriage. Sue was such a precious,... 

April 7, 2015 | Read more »

Charles Alfred Marsh

Charles Alfred Marsh passed away at his home in Atmore on Monday, April 6, 2015. Mr. Marsh was born on January 28, 1931, in Fairbury, NE. He is retired from Monsanto. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rose Marsh; his five sisters Fern, Jeanette, May, Joy and Donna; and two brothers Frank and Freddie. He is survived by his wife Nanella Lowrey Marsh; his brother Jack; two sisters Mary and Jean; two sons Frankie (Tina) Marsh and Roger Marsh; grandchildren Crystal (Kyle) Marsh Bazzelle, Justin (Brooke) Marsh,... 

April 7, 2015 | Read more »

Ruth “Peachie” Holland Hopkins

Mrs. Ruth ‘Peachie’ Holland Hopkins, age 82 of McDavid, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on April 2, 2015, surrounded by her family. Peachie was born on September 14, 1932, in Hosford, FL to Stanley and Mae Holland, and was one of eight children. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a 1952 graduate of Ernest Ward High School where she was an active member and captain of the varsity girls basketball team. Peachie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an avid... 

April 6, 2015 | Read more »

Donald Ray Majors, Sr.

Donald Ray Majors, Sr., age 74, of Pensacola, passed away on April 1, 2015. He was born in Muskogee, OK, on October 25, 1940. He was preceded in death by his father, Forest Majors and his mother, Grace Majors and brothers, Paul, Everett, and Gene Majors. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Freeman Majors; son, Donald Majors, Jr. (Donna); daughters, Debra Winfield (Dave) and Sally Edgar (James); brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Marty Freeman; ten grandchildren, Ashley, Jared, Brandon, Samantha, Cayla, Carly, Cody,... 

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Herbert “Bud ” C Rowell

Herbert “Bud ” C Rowell, age 80, of Berrydale, Florida went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4th, 2015. He was born January 4, 1935 to John Pascoe and Hazel Rowell. Herbert and Lorrine were married June 2, 1956. He retired from the Department of Transportation as the district prestress engineer in 1996, after 41 years of service. He was a charter member a Berrydale Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon in 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son John, sisters Evelyn Jacobs... 

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Glen Mobley

Glen Mobley joined his Lord on Saturday morning, April 4, 2015, at the age of 81. He was born on a farm in Century. The family later moved to South Carolina for a few years, returning to Florida and settling in Cottage Hill. He lived in the Cantonment-Molino area the rest of his life where he raised his family and, in retirement, worked the grounds at the Molino post office. He was a long-time member at Lathram Chapel United Methodist Church and in recent years brought his membership closer to home at Aldersgate United Methodist... 

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Oliver H. “Al” Nellums

Oliver H. “Al” Nellums, 79, of Pensacola, passed on Friday, April 3, 2015. He was born in Pensacola, on February 18, 1936, to the late Joseph H. and Zeliabell Nellums. He was a lifelong resident of Pensacola going to Eliza Jane Wilson School, PK Young School, Blount Jr. High and Pensacola High School. After high school , Oliver joined the U. S. Air Force and retired after 25 years of service. He was a participating member of The Moose Lodge American Legion Post 340. He is preceded in death by his son, Norman Nellums;... 

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Daniel Douglas Nelson, Sr.

Mr. Daniel Douglas Nelson, Sr. age 70, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, in a Dumas, Arkansas hospital. Mr. Nelson was born in Brewton and had been a resident of Jay prior to moving to Arkansas. He was of the Christian faith. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Isabel Nelson; and sister, Mary Agnes Nelson. He is survived by two sons, Daniel (Becki) Nelson, Jr. of Flomaton and Mack (Karen) Nelson of Pinellas, FL; two daughters, Kathy Marie Nelson of Appleton, AL, and Faith Nelson of Nebraska; three brothers,... 

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Gerald Thomas Hagan

Mr. Gerald Thomas Hagan, age 68 of Century, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at his home. Mr. Hagan was a native and lifetime member of the Century community where he worked for Exxon as a maintenance foreman. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam. Mr. Hagan was of the Baptist faith and is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lewis and Ruth Inez Brigham Hagan and brother, Donald Hagan. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan J. Hagan of Century; son, Scotty Hagan of Century; brothers, Robert... 

April 6, 2015 | Read more »