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Andrea Kay Byars

Mrs. Andrea Kay (Harmon) Byars passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, on April 7, 2019, at the age of 53. Kay is survived by her husband, Perry Byars; her mother, Evana Harmon of Huntsville, AL; two children, Andrea (Zach) Huff of Huntsville, AL and Micah (Heather) Byars of Waycross, GA; three brothers, Alan (Thelma) Harmon of Ridgeway, VA, Grady (Margret) Harmon of Huntsville, AL, and Stephan (Betsy) Harmon of Killen, AL; as well as 13 nieces and nephews, Dakota, Raney, Clarke, Kara, Aeryn, Jackson,... 

April 7, 2019 | Read more »

Dorothy Vickrey Hardy

Mrs. Dorothy Vickrey Hardy, age 93, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at her home in Atmore, Alabama. Mrs. Hardy was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore, AL. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and sister. She was the bookkeeper at Hardy & Kearley Garage for many years, was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Lottie Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Louie E. Hardy; daughter, Kathryn Jeter and brother, Ralph Vickrey. She... 

April 6, 2019 | Read more »

John David Teelin

John David Teelin went on to Glory on Saturday, March 30, 2019. He was born in Syracuse, NY, but lived most of his 71 years in the Pensacola, Florida area. Mr. Teelin both entertained and informed the people in the Florida Panhandle and in Alabama for over 50 years on several radio stations, and sometimes on TV. He also shared his knowledge of and passion for communication and broadcasting with people, as he taught classes and helped folks with on the job training. Being a man of God, Mr. Teelin served several churches in the... 

April 6, 2019 | Read more »

Roger Glen Rowell

Roger Glen Rowell, 64, of Berrydale, FL, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Roger was a lifelong native of Berrydale and was the youngest of seven children born to the late Hazel Lewis and John Pasco Rowell. He was a graduate of the Jay High School Class of 1972. Roger worked 38 years for the Florida Department of Transportation/Construction, retiring as a project administrator. He was a member of Cora Baptist Church in Jay, Florida, where he served as minister of music. Roger was preceded in death by his parents;... 

April 6, 2019 | Read more »

Julia W. Gandy

Julia W. Gandy 74, of Atmore, AL, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Pensacola, FL. Mrs. Gandy was born to the late J. D. and Esther Thompson Wesson on July 28, 1944, in Jefferson County, AL. She graduated from Birmingham Baptist School of Nursing in 1965 and later graduated in 1972 from the Birmingham Baptist School of Anesthetist. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents, J. D. Wesson and Esther Thompson Wesson Berryhill. She is survived by her husband, Roy... 

April 6, 2019 | Read more »

Gwendolyn Stuckey Killam

Gwendolyn Stuckey Killam, passed away on April 5, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Gwen was fortunate to live her wonderful 90 plus years in Gonzalez, Florida where she was an active member of Gonzalez Baptist Church. She lived out her last year in Gulf Breeze and was a resident of The Arbors. She blessed the lives of everyone she met through her laughter, compassion and kindness. She was quick to tell a joke, loved the company of others... 

April 6, 2019 | Read more »

Tiffany Dawn Stegall Fite

Tiffany Dawn Stegall Fite 47, of Gulf Breeze, Florida gave up her three year courageous battle with cancer to be with her Savior on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. She was born on November 8, 1971, in Pensacola, Florida. She loved and was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Tiffany worked in the Human Resources office at Ascend in Cantonment, FL. She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Stegall; her grandparents, E. V. Stegall, Waver Flowers, James and Voncile Whigham; and her Uncle Randall Whigham. She is survived by... 

March 31, 2019 | Read more »

Karen Elizabeth Stewart

Karen Elizabeth Stewart passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the age of 65. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Eunice Stewart. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Spruell Cemetery.  Read More →

March 31, 2019 | Read more »

Nora Knowles

On March 26, 2019 Nora Knowles age 82, received her angel wings. Nora was fondly known to many as Nana. She was blessed to have been a stay at home wife and mother. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved children and was a Nana to many. She was a warm and loving person who enjoyed camping, needlework, gardening, her cats and thrift store shopping. In March of 2010 she lost her husband Frankie who was the love of her life and best friend. Then in March of 2013, she lost her grandson Branden Penegar.... 

March 29, 2019 | Read more »

Brenda Murl Salter

Mrs. Brenda Murl Salter, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at her home in Flomaton, Alabama. Mrs. Salter was a native of Brewton, AL and had resided in Flomaton, AL for most of her life. She was a loving mother and grandmother, caring and loving to all. She was an avid fisherman and was a member of the McCullough Christian Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, Tommie and Seney Shivers and sister, Lorie Matlock. She is survived by her two sons, William J. (Megan) Salter, III of Pensacola, FL and Matthew... 

March 29, 2019 | Read more »

Paula Vardeman

Paula “KieAnn” Vardeman a native of Pensacola, Florida passed away on March 26, 2019, at the age of 69. KieAnn was born on September 17, 1949 to the late Sam Huggins and Grace Ward Huggins. For most of KieAnn’s life she did what she loved and that was waitressing. She loved being around people and taking with them. She also loved that she had learned just enough technology to become a member on FB. Reuniting with old friends and family gave her great joy. But KieAnn’s favorite hobby was being “DanDan”... 

March 29, 2019 | Read more »

James Benjamin “JB” Bethea

Mr. James Benjamin “JB” Bethea, age 70, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Bethea was a native of Knoxville, TN and had resided in Atmore, AL for most of his life. He was an avid trucker and racing fan, loved his family and was of the Baptist Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Delta Bethea. He is survived by his fiancée, Melanie Adams of Atmore, AL; two sons, James (Wendy) Bethea of Rockwell, NC and Jason Hicks of Mobile, AL; two daughters, Tammy (Jamie) Porter of Southport, NC... 

March 25, 2019 | Read more »

Judith Sheridan Pearcey

Judith Sheridan Pearcey a long time resident of Pensacola, Florida passed away, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the age of 77. She was born May 25, 1941 in Greenville, Alabama to the late Edward J. Lowe, Sr. and Marie Reynolds Lowe. Mrs. Pearcey is survived by her two sons, Keith Pearcey and Robert B. Pearcey; daughter, Lisa Nolder; three grandchildren, Lauren Pearcey, Brittnee Rodriquez and Matthew Nolder; and three great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Faith... 

March 25, 2019 | Read more »

Dorothy “Dot” Breazeale Garrison

Dorothy “Dot” Breazeale Garrison, 89, of Gonzalez, Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Ms. Garrison worked for the Escambia County School District as a Dietician working as a Food Service Manager in several schools. She was a member of Olive Baptist where she taught 6-year-old Sunday school, Training Union, Girls Auxiliary, and sang in the choir. While working at Tate High School she was a band sponsor and a member of the Tate Quarterback Club. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Paul... 

March 25, 2019 | Read more »

Harding George Fillmore, Jr.

Harding George Fillmore, Jr., 65 of Atmore, AL, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, in Mobile, AL. He was retired tow boat captain for many years with Inland Marine. he was born in Baton Rouge, LA, on July 7, 1953, to the late Harding George and Connie Tennant Fillmore, Sr. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Carney Fillmore. Survivors are his wife, of 42½ years, Paula Halford Fillmore of Atmore, AL; two sons Harding George “Cody” Fillmore III of Atmore, AL, and Heath (Shane) Fillmore of Bratt, FL; two... 

March 19, 2019 | Read more »

Dorothy Ward Bell

Dorothy Ward Bell, 91 of Atmore, Al passed away Monday March 18, 2019 in Century. She was a Homemaker, born in Harlingen, TX on April 28, 1927 to the late Otis Merritt and Lizzie Petty Ward. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by Her Parents, Step-Mother, Nellie B. Ward, Husband, Lewis Dewitt Bell,Sr. Son, Lewis Dewitt Bell,Jr Brother, Ray Ward, Sister Carmeleita Baldwin McDavid. Survivors are: Two Sons: James (Marsha) Bell of Atmore, AL Craig (Regina) Bell of Eupora, MS One Daughter:... 

March 19, 2019 | Read more »

Dorothy Juliana Haupert McDonald

Dorothy Juliana Haupert McDonald, 84, of Cantonment, Florida passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019 surrounded by her family. Born December 8, 1934, she is preceded in death by her two infant sons; her parents, George and Magdalena May Haupert; one sister, Gert Castleberry; one brother, Jerry Haupert; and one great-grandson, Kolby Sconiers. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, John Herman McDonald; two sisters, Mildred Schwartz and Catherine Goff; one brother, George Haupert, Jr.; one son, Franklin (Martha)... 

March 19, 2019 | Read more »

Paul B. Akins

Paul B. Akins, 80 of Atmore, AL, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Century, FL. He was a local football coach and teacher. He was born in Booneville, AL, on March 13, 1939, to the late Harry and Annie Clyde Still Akins. He was a member of Booneville Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of Huxford Lodge. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jack Akins, Leon Akins and Mary Zelm. Survivors include one daughter, Leighannah Akins of Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Bruce Akins of Booneville, AL and Clarence (Bobbie)... 

March 18, 2019 | Read more »

Byron Delbert Tims

Byron Delbert Tims, 91 of Walnut Hill, FL passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019, in Atmore, AL. He had worked in retail sales for Fred’s Department Store. He was born on August 28, 1927, in Riderwood, AL to the late Odie Mancel and Rilla Ruller Tims. He served in the U.S.Army. He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Vernell Kimbro Tims; grandson, Randall Helton and sister, Almogene Culpepper. Survivors include two sons, Dale Tims of Virginia Beach, VA and Clark (Debra) Tims of Robertsdale, AL; one daughter, Michelle... 

March 18, 2019 | Read more »

Amanda Hope Lee Presley

Amanda Hope Lee Presley, age, 43, born in Pensacola, FL died Friday, March 15, 2019 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She is survived by her children, Brittney (Brad) Presley Naylor of Tupelo, MS, Cortney Presley, Shane Presley and Janey Presley all of Bay Minette, AL; the father of her children, Jeffrey Presley of Bay Minette, AL; her father and stepmother, Allen and Debbie Lee of Pensacola, FL; her siblings, Matt Lee, Cyndie Snipes, Christopher Creighton, Chelsey Lee, Hunter Lee, Darla Edmonson, Danny Ray Griffith... 

March 18, 2019 | Read more »

Mattie Nadine Minchew McCurdy

Mrs. Mattie Nadine Minchew McCurdy, age 88, of Jay, Florida, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, after a brief illness in a Jay, Florida nursing facility. She was a native of Conecuh County, Alabama and a long time resident of Jay, Florida. Nadine graduated from W.S. Neal High School in 1950 and married Robert McCurdy that year. She lived the rest of her life in Jay and Mt.Carmel. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, treasurer, an active member of the willing workers and choir... 

March 18, 2019 | Read more »

Andrew J. “A.J.” Hudson

Andrew J. “A.J.” Hudson, 86 of Oak Grove, FL. passed away March 14, 2019 in Oak Grove. He was born November 21, 1932 in Crestview, FL. to the late Rev. R.F. and Helen Hill Hudson. He attended Walnut Hill Baptist Church and served in the United States Navy. He was a Brick Mason and owned Hudson Masonry Company for many years. A.J. Hudson was a kind, soft-spoken, compassionate man, with the heart of a servant. He loved fishing, hunting, traveling our country in his motorhome with his wife, Ernestine and serving his neighbors... 

March 15, 2019 | Read more »

Margaret A. Collier

Margaret A. Collier, 92, of Century, FL passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Mrs. Collier was born in Groveland, MA and had resided in Florida since 1930 and Northwest Florida since 1951. She was a long time member of Century United Methodist Church and the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society of Century. Mrs. Collier was a retired school teacher. Preceding Mrs. Collier is her husband of 47 years, M.L. Collier. Survivors include her 2 sons, Neal Collier (Sandy) and A. C. Collier (Sharon); 3 grandchildren Allison Collier Leja (Adam),... 

March 13, 2019 | Read more »

Vera Inez Corley

Vera Inez Corley, 79 of Cantonment, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Vera was a homemaker for her family and was a member of Farm Hill Baptist Church. She was a great lover of animals, and found comfort collecting them, even the injured ones. She is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Arthur Raymond Corley, daughter, Lori Ann Williams, son Arthur Raymond Corley II, and her parents George E & Maggie Lou Jacobson. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Kristina Lynn and Rhonda Denise... 

March 13, 2019 | Read more »

Ruby Janette Burgett

Ruby Janette Burgett, 84, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019. Janette worked at Chemstrand as a machine operator and later at Vanity Fair as a seamstress. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her family along the rivers near her home in Molino. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her two grandsons, cuddling with her great grandson and playing a game of Canasta around a table with family. She was always quick witted and loved a good laugh. She also loved to tell stories from her childhood adventures with her... 

March 13, 2019 | Read more »