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Angela Rae Hughen

Angela Rae Hughen (Angie), age 49, of Molino, FL, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 16, 2019. Angie was best known for her qualities as a godly wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She served her church family passionately, playing the piano, cleaning the church, and countless other behind the scenes projects. Angie was quietly a major contributor to her family and to her church, serving steadily in all areas, without the need for recognition or credit. She had a gentle touch and a tender... 

July 18, 2019 | Read more »

Isham Gordon Nichols

Isham Gordon “I.G.” Nichols, Jr., 85 of Atmore, AL, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Mobile, AL. He was born in Burnt Corn, AL, on May 14, 1934, to the late Isham Gordon Nichols, Sr. and Velma Johnson Nichols. He attended Auburn University (A.P.I) and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore. He owned and operated Nichols Department Store for many years before retiring. He had served as a councilman with the City of Amore and was a past president of the Atmore Jaycees. He is preceded in death by his... 

July 18, 2019 | Read more »

Amanda Kay Townson

Mrs. Amanda Kay Townson, age 46, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Foley, Alabama. Mrs. Townson was a native of Houston, TX, former resident of Bratt, FL where she lived most of her life and had resided in Summerdale, AL for the past two years. She was a loving and devoted mother and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dalton and Ester Garrett. She is survived by her father, Joe Eddie Macks of McDavid, FL; fiancée, Lincoln T. Mund of Summerdale, AL; father of her children, Casey Townson of... 

July 18, 2019 | Read more »

Lily Brunette Weaver Williams

Lily Brunette Weaver Williams, 89 of Pensacola, FL passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at her residence. She was a Registered Nurse. She was born in Prudue Hill, AL, on May 6, 1930, to the late R.B. Winston and Minnie Bertha Brantley Weaver. She was a member of the Myrtle Grove Baptist Church and was very active in the community. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Williams, Jr.; son,  James Williams, III; two brothers, Edward “Tommie” Weaver, and Walter Scott Weaver. Survivors include her granddaughter,... 

July 18, 2019 | Read more »

Johnny Howel Hammock

Johnny Howel Hammock, 64, of Cantonment passed away suddenly, Saturday, July 13, 2019, at a local hospital. He was born September 10, 1954, in Fairhope, Alabama. He worked on the farm with his father and then continued to work with his father for the state. At the young age of 20, he became a merchant marine. He was a member of the Sea Fare National Union. He retired from the merchant marines in 2010. He was an avid Alabama fan and never missed a game. He will always be remembered for his unique way of kidding around and his... 

July 18, 2019 | Read more »

Alice Ruth Gates

Mrs. Alice Ruth Gates, age 74, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama. Mrs. Gates was a native and former resident of Atmore, AL and had resided in Walnut Hill, FL for the past 40 years. Her home was open to all; her favorite was cooking and raising babies. She was a member of the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church in Nokomis, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Alice Davis; son, Martin R. “Buddy” Lassitter; three sisters, Eloise Isaacks, Joyce Osborne and Catherine Davis; and two brothers, Roy... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

John Michael Garrard

John Michael “Mike” Garrard, 65 of Cantonment, FL, formerly of Atmore, AL, passed away Saturday July 6, 2019,  in Pensacola, Fl. He was a director over medical records. He was born on February 17, 1954, in Atmore, AL to the late John and Fonda Soloman Garrard, Jr. He is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Lucy Howard. Survivors include his wife, Gail Blankenbeck Garrard of Ohio; two daughters, Kelly (Rusty) Howard of Allen, TX and Lori Beth (Michael) Diller of Walnut Hill, FL.; brother, David Garrard of... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Velma Aline Covan

Mrs. Velma Aline Covan, age 79, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Milton, Florida. Mrs. Covan was a native of Quitman, MS, a resident of Century, FL for 63 years and had resided in Milton, FL for the past year. She was a member of the Jay Chapter #208 of the Order of Eastern Star, where she served as past grand matron and was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Velma Blackburn; husband, Willie Morris Covan; two sons, Ronnie Hayes and Randy Covan; and a sister, Margaret... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Joyce Jeffers

Joyce Jeffers resident of Molino, FL passed away on July 16, 2019 at the age of 87. She was born on October 14, 1931 to Alton Delune Thomaston and Olene Bowdin Thomaston near Kinston, Alabama. After retiring from Champion Paper Mill (formerly St. Regis) Cantonment, Florida. Joyce was employed with Walmart, Saraland, Alabama. After returning to her home in Molina, Florida Joyce worked for a short time at Grocery Advantage. Joyce’s hobbies have included ceramics, woodworking, and fishing. Her favorite “fishing hole” was in... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Carolyn J. Williams Hendrix

“And when I awake in Heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face to face.” Psalm 17:15 The Living Bible Carolyn J. Williams Hendrix of Molino, Florida went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 9, 2019, at the age of 83. She was born in Bay Minette, Alabama on March 20, 1936, to the late Arthur and Moiselle Peacock Williams. Carolyn’s family moved to Molino, Florida in the early 1940’s and Molino became her life home town. Carolyn was such a helpmate to the love of her life, Wilbur... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Tracy Steadham

Mr. Tracy “Buck” Steadham, age 52, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Steadham was a native of Atmore, AL, was raised in Chumuckla, FL, lived in Flomaton, AL for most of his life and had resided in Century, FL for the past five years. Tracy was a 1986 graduate of Flomaton High School. He was a lineman with Escambia River Electric Co-op with over 30 years of service. He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was of the Southern Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his grandparents,... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Tim Allen Kimmons

Mr. Tim Allen Kimmons, age 57, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Kimmons was a native of Century, FL, former resident of Brewton and Flomaton where he spent most of his life and had resided in Range, AL for the past five years. He was an automobile painter and loved stock car racing and was a member of the Ebenezer Church. He is survived by his mother, Claudeen Kimmons of Range, AL; four brothers, Charles (Kathy) Kimmons of Pensacola, FL, Donnie (Linda) Kimmons of Pensacola, FL, Bernie (Shelia) Kimmons... 

July 17, 2019 | Read more »

Weldie Elihue Donald

Lifetime resident of Atmore, Weldie Elihue Donald, went to join his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elihue and Hannas Donald; his sister, Virginia Miller; and grandson, Amon Mark Wietbrock. He attended Escambia County High School and graduated class of 1957. After high school he attended the University of Alabama. He worked in the 707 lab at Monsanto for 38 years. After retirement he became an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time on his back forty and with his... 

July 9, 2019 | Read more »

Mildred Ann Haupert Schwartz

Mildred Ann Haupert Schwartz passed away on July 7, 2019. She was born in Barrineau Park, FL on November 11, 1929, at her Grandpa and Grandma May’s house. She resided in Barrineau Park until she met and married Paul F. Schwartz, Sr., a Navy lad. They rode a bus to Meridian, MS and were married there buy a Justice of the Peace on March 17, 1947. She worked at the Morrison’s Cafeteria in Pensacola for many years. When Paul got employed by Kenny’s Shoes as District Manager she moved with him throughout Florida... 

July 9, 2019 | Read more »

Homer Edgar Neal

Homer Edgar Neal, age 84, died July 6, 2019, in his home in Cantonment, Florida surrounded by the family that loved him, cancer having taken him. “Eddie,” as he was known to most, was a beloved member of the lives of those blessed to know him, whether by professional relationship, as a helping hand or as family. Eddie proudly served America and her interests in the United States Army 2nd Armored Division “Hell on Wheels” in the European theater and lived well the freedoms he bled to secure. Eddie lived... 

July 9, 2019 | Read more »

Willis Matthew Ray

Mr. Willis Matthew Ray, age 89, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Century, Florida. Mr. Ray was a native of Sontag, MS, former resident of Mobile, AL and had resided in Canoe, AL for the past 64 years. He retired from Monsanto Corp with 39 years of service, was a veteran of the Korean War Conflict with the U.S. Army and a member of the Canoe Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Jessie Lee Ray; brothers, Arthur Lee Ray, Johnnie Frank Ray, Marvin Kenneth Ray, Milton Ray and Sam Leonard Ray;... 

July 9, 2019 | Read more »

Franklin Carnley, Sr.

Mr. Franklin “Frank” Carnley, Sr., age 76, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2019, in Milton, Florida. Mr. Carnley was a native of Perdido, AL and had resided in Bratt, FL for the past 52 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, man of integrity, fish bait man and woodworker. He attended the Renovation Ministries in Huxford, AL. He is preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Krystal Carnley; and parents, Fred and Annie Lee Carnley. He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Cathy Carnley of... 

July 9, 2019 | Read more »

Harvey James Rolin

Mr. Harvey James Rolin, age 69, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his home in Poarch, AL. Mr. Rolin was a native of Dallas, TX and had resided in Poarch, AL for most of his life. He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the Poarch Community Church. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Eugene and Bessie Rolin; brother, Donnie Rolin; and one great-granddaughter. He is survived by his two sons, James Wilson (Melinda Rolin) of Poarch, AL and Josh (Lindsey) Hammac of Poarch, AL; two daughters, Keisha... 

July 9, 2019 | Read more »

Robert Franklin Johns

Robert Franklin Johns, known respectfully and lovingly as “Chief CedarBear” of the Perdido Bay Tribe of Southeastern Lower Muscogee Creek Indians, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, following medical complications that arose during his treatment for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on June 2. Interment, following escort by the Patriot Guard Riders to Barrancas National Cemetery, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019.  Then, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, the Perdido Bay Tribe in conjunction with the... 

July 9, 2019 | Read more »

Thelma Wiggins Holley

Thelma Wiggins Holley, 90, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at her home in Bratt after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Holley was born in Bratt on March 9, 1929, the daughter of Robert and Addie Wiggins. She was a graduate of Ernest Ward High School. Upon her marriage, she moved to Pensacola in 1954, where she lived for forty-three years. She was a long-time teacher aide, first in the Head Start program, and then at McMillan and Brentwood Elementary Schools. She was a faithful member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Pensacola. Upon her... 

July 6, 2019 | Read more »

Betty Stuckey Owens

Betty Stuckey Owens, age 83, of Jay, Florida, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2019. She was born and raised in Byrneville, Florida. She married James Edward Owens on August 29, 1953, and moved to Jay. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, and she faithfully served her church, Jay First Baptist, for many years. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James Owens; her father, T.W. Stuckey; mother, Margaret Matheny Stuckey; and sister, Aleece Stuckey Hayes. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Judy) Owens, Larry (Ramona)... 

July 6, 2019 | Read more »

Douglas Anthony Hadley

Douglas Anthony Hadley, 75 of Century, FL passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, in Milton, FL. He was an retired equipment operator with Swift Lumber Company. He was born in Escambia County, FL on December 16, 1943, to the late Louie Lee and Ola Mae Spence Hadley. He was an avid Alabama football fan, Atlanta Braves fan and coached Little League Baseball for many years. He is preceded in death by his father, Louie Lee Hadley; and sister, Lisa Allen. Survivors include his mother, Ola Mae Weekley of Walnut Hill, FL; two sons, Anthony... 

July 6, 2019 | Read more »

Hazel Smith Strawbridge

Hazel Smith Strawbridge, 74 of Atmore, AL, passed away Wednesday July 3, 2019, at her residence. She owned and operated Hazel’s Curl Country Beauty Salon for over 50 years. She was born in Huxford, AL on April 13, 1945, to the late Grover Frisco and Myrtle Irene McKinley Smith. She was a member of the Robinsonville Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis G. Strawbridge; grandson, Dylan Strawbridge; three brothers, Carvin McKinley, Roy Smith and Billy Smith. Survivors include two sons, Keith... 

July 6, 2019 | Read more »

Carl “Buster” McGhee

Carl “Buster” McGhee, age 102 of Poarch, AL. and was formerly of Walnut Hill, FL. passed away July 2, 2019 in Atmore, AL. He was born to the late Littles and Ellen Colbert McGhee in Huxford, AL. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was the oldest living WWII veteran and Poarch Creek Tribal Member in the state of Alabama. He was an avid fisherman and was preceded in death by his parents, wife Atrebee “Bootee” Dees McGhee six brothers, a sister, a son Stephen McGhee and granddaughter Rhonda Kay McGhee. He... 

July 3, 2019 | Read more »

Clifton H. Mims

Clifton H. Mims, Jr. passed away June 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Atmore, AL on August 22, 1951, to the late Clifton H. Sr. and Lorene Tucker Mims. He attended Jefferson Davis Community College and AUM of Montgomery. He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Atmore were he served in many roles and was a member of the church choir for over 41 years. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and he tapped out in the Order of The Arrow. He was an outdoorsmen, avid turkey... 

July 1, 2019 | Read more »