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Charles O. “Ray” Carraway

Charles O. “Ray” Carraway, 85, of Pensacola passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Mr. Carraway was born in Nokomis, AL and moved to Century where he met his wife of 59 years. They married on June 8, 1956. They moved to Pensacola in 1961 where they raised a family. Ray was a member of Plainview Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping and fishing, and was a sweet gentle soul who loved making his girls happy. Ray loved making people laugh and always had a joke, prank or a story to tell to make you smile. His smile would light... 

March 5, 2015 | Read more »

Rita Foster

Rita Foster, of Cantonment, age 66, lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and christian. As the wife of a retired Naval Aviator and pastor, she lived all over the world. Along the way she fulfilled her life’s desire to become a mother and each of her sons have grown to be good and caring men. Her love was her greatest gift to the world. She lit the world with her smile and had the most infectious laugh. She loved deeply and cared greatly for everyone around... 

March 4, 2015 | Read more »

Cleta R. Eick

Cleta R. Eick, 71 of McDavid, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Eick was born on September 8, 1943, to the late Allen and Helen Clanton Casady in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Eick. She is survived by her children, Craig Eick, Paula Eick and Erick Eick; and her grandchildren, Julia Eick, Jaeden Johnson, and Ryan Eick. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.  Read More →

March 4, 2015 | Read more »

Billy Dortch

Billy Dortch passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and has been employed with International Paper for the last 40 years. Billy had many joys in his life: his love for his family, Spring Lake ,deer hunting, fishing, cooking ,and sitting around the camp fire. Probably one of his most favorite things to do was riding around Spring Lake with his two best friends, Buddy and Smokey. Everyone was always welcome in his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.C. Dortch and Martez... 

March 2, 2015 | Read more »

Felix Rayford Warrick

Felix Rayford Warrick, 72 passed away February 27, 2015, in Century. He was born on October 6, 1942, in Jay. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Annie Bryant Warrick; sister, Ola Lambeth; and two brothers, J.T. Warrick and Dawyan Warrick. Mr. Warrick enjoyed playing pool and selling produce. He is survived by his sister, Lena Odom of Bratt; brother, Sidney “Red” Warrick of Pensacola; and many nieces and nephews. A private inurnment will be at a later date in Flomaton Cemetery. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is... 

March 2, 2015 | Read more »

Robert A. “Bob” Cawthon

Mr. Robert A. “Bob” Cawthon, 83, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2015, in Atmore. Mr. Cawthon was a native of Bluff Springs and a lifetime resident of Century. Mr. Cawthon was a Korean War Veteran, VFW, Civil Engineer, CORE Engineer for years, and helped build several oil plants in this area. He was on the film crews at White Sands. His father, Robert F. Cawthon; mother, Ruby Coleman Cawthon; aunt, Josephine Anderson; and two brothers, John Jacob Cawthon and Wayne Cawthon, precede him in death. Survivors include his son,... 

March 2, 2015 | Read more »

Ida Gibson Garcia

Mrs. Ida Gibson Garcia, 42, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Mobile. Mrs. Garcia was a native of Mobile and a resident of Saraland for most of her life. Her sister, Tina Brady, precedes her in death. Survivors include her father, Larry Gibson of Atmore; mother, Marsha Apostalo of Saraland; husband, Keith Garcia of Saraland; two daughters, Alyssa Garcia and Rebecca Garcia both of Saraland; and one brother, Larry Gibson, Jr. of Saraland. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside... 

March 2, 2015 | Read more »

William Ernest Bowman

William Ernest Bowman, 87, of Pensacola, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. He was born on October 13, 1927, in Barrineau Park. Ernie graduated from Tate High School in 1945. Ernie served a tour in the U.S. Army and a tour in the U.S. Coast Guard. Ernie retired from Hygeia Coca Cola Bottling Company in 1988 after 41-1/2 years of service. Ernie was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Junior Bowman; his mother, Myrtle Mae Beverly Bowman; and a sister, Marian Kathleen Bowman Liddell. He is survived by his wife of 60 years,... 

March 2, 2015 | Read more »

Daniel “Guy” Prothro

Daniel “Guy” Prothro, a proud Korean War Veteran, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015. He was born March 20, 1933, in Lamar County, Alabama, to Jim Richard Prothro and Jimmie “Nell” Brock Prothro. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne division. “Sarge,” loved spending time with his family, playing dominoes with his friends, NASCAR racing, Blue Wahoos baseball games, and especially Alabama football. He is survived by his cherished wife... 

March 2, 2015 | Read more »

Lillian Fillingim King

Lillian Fillingim King, 73, of Molino, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, AJ and Cora Harris Fillingim, and brother Jack Fillingim. Surviving are her husband and best friend, Ian (John), of 54 years; daughters Deborah Rossi (Robert) and Angela Bonifay and sons David King (Jackie) and Ted King (Jenny); grandchildren Stephen Rossi, Jordan Jack, Jennifer Sanderson, Ian Nowling, and Olivia and Amelia King; step-grandchildren Christopher and Selena Jacks; and two great-grandchildren;... 

March 1, 2015 | Read more »

James Robert Yoder

Mr. James Robert Yoder, age 65 of Brewton, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015, at his home. Mr. Yoder was a native of Charleston, West Virginia and a resident of Brewton since 1956 coming from West Virginia. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force and during his working years, he worked for the Escambia County Road Department as a foreman. Mr.Yoder was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church and is preceded in death by his parents, Hansel French and Alice Pearl Black Yoder, Sr. and his brother, Donnie... 

March 1, 2015 | Read more »

Edwin W. Ray

Edwin W Ray, longtime resident of Atmore and member of First United Methodist church passed away on February 26, 2015, at the William F. Green Veterans home in Bay Minette AL. He was born to Eunice and W. Morton Rayon June 1, 1927, in Phoenix City, AL. Ed served in the US Navy as a Pharmacists Mate and was honorably discharged in July of 1946. He then attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University, and graduated in pharmacy in 1949. He moved to Dothan and practiced at a local pharmacy where he met his wife Jeanette... 

February 27, 2015 | Read more »

Deanna M. Mullins

Deanna M. Mullins, 44 of Pensacola, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015. Deanna was born in Pensacola and graduated from Tate High School in 1989. She was a very loving person with a heart of gold. She loved her children and family and was generous to all. Above all she loved the Lord with all her heart. Precious Deanna’s favorite quote: “God is Love.” She is preceded in death by her stepdad, the dad that raised her, Willard Brown; and father, Richard Mullins. Deanna is survived by her children, Preston Eddings, Annie... 

February 25, 2015 | Read more »

Sarah H. Ward

Sarah H. Ward 90, of Molino, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dave Ward; parents, Robert and Ada Hatfield; and her siblings. She is survived by her three daughters, Betty (Sonny) Hicks of Molino, Janice (John) West of Prairieville, LA, and Wanda Graham of Milton; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.She was also blessed with two very special friends and wonderful caring neighbors. Active pallbearers will be Ray Hicks, Justin Kite, Cody Kite, William Grantham, Jr. Caleb... 

February 25, 2015 | Read more »

James Coleman Fuqua

Mr. James Coleman Fuqua, age 18 of Barrentine Road, Brewton, passed away Saturday night February 21, 2015, in Pensacola after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. Mr. Fuqua was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, he attended W.S. Neal School before enrolling at Escambia Academy where he played football and was on the weightlifting team. He was a member of the graduating class of 2015. He is survived by his mother Jean Joyner Fuqua of Brewton; aunt Sara Owens... 

February 24, 2015 | Read more »

Judith Robin Surles

Dr. Judith Robin Surles 65, of Atmore, passed away February, 16, 2015, at her residence. She was born August 30, 1949, in Morristown, N.J. but was raised most of her life in Mountain Lakes, N.J. She was a graduate of Life University in Atlanta and had retired from the Health Plus Chiropractic Center in Atmore. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Lawrence and Patricia Sally Walter Harden and a sister, Sally Rae Goordman. She is survived by her sisters, Laurie Harden (Peter) Andruskiewicz of New Jersey and Kathy Lynn... 

February 23, 2015 | Read more »

Ernest Eugene (Gene) Godwin

Mr. Godwin passed away at the William F. Green VA Home in Bay Minette on February 21, 2015. He was born on August 10, 1931, in Byrneville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Eunice (Wiggins) Godwin; his wife, Myrlene (Stewart) Godwin; his son, Ernest Garry Godwin; and his sister, Flora Vaughn. Mr. Godwin is survived by his son, Larry (Rebecca) Godwin of Atmore; his daughters, Deborah (David) Ronzone of Bratt and Shelly Godwin of Perlington, MS. Other survivors include six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;... 

February 23, 2015 | Read more »

Dorothy Aline Calhoun Russell

Dorothy Aline Calhoun Russell passed away on February 20, 2015 after living a full and wondrous life for 94 years. Dorothy was born in Dixonville, FL in 1920 and was employed by PJC as a bookkeeper for many years before retiring to be a housewife, farmer and gardener. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she played piano. She was an avid reader, gardener, domino and card player. She is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Russell and her first husband, Emmett Nall; her father,... 

February 22, 2015 | Read more »

Ellis Lamar Blair

Ellis Lamar Blair, age 72 of Berrydale, was born on October 1, 1942, to Mary and Riley Blair. He passed away on February 17, 2015. He was a great and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was devoted to the Church of Christ. He loved quail hunting, fishing, and watching Alabama football. He was a very hard worker and devoted most of his life to processing meat. He started out at Daulphin Burgess’, worked at Container in Brewton, ran his own meat processing business for 27 years, and Blair’s Tote-A-Bag for 14 years where... 

February 22, 2015 | Read more »

Charles Edward Byrd

Mr. Charles Edward Byrd, 65, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, in Pensacola. Mr. Byrd was a native of Atmore and a lifetime resident of McDavid. Mr. Byrd was an US Army Veteran, Vietnam Veteran, loving father and grandfather. Survivors include his son, Jeremy (Melessa) Byrd of Pensacola; daughter, Miranda Byrd of Monroeville; sister, Faye (Hollis) Dortch of Cantonment; cousin, Thomas “Buddy” (Gayle) Byrd of McDavid; and two grandchildren, Brandon Byrd and Tyra Watkins. Funeral services will be held Monday, February... 

February 21, 2015 | Read more »

James Oliver Baker

Rev. James Oliver Baker, 87, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, in Cantonment. Rev. Baker was a native of Falco, Alabama and a resident of Cantonment, since 1949. Rev. Baker was Senior Pastor of the Living Word of Faith Church, former owner of Village Sanitation, longtime Pastor of Ebenezer Assembly of God for 37 years, avid fisherman, gardener and raised show chickens. His wife, Orene Baker; son, Doyse Baker and grandson, Ledue Baker precedes him in death. Survivors include his wife, Violet Jewel Baker of Cantonment;... 

February 19, 2015 | Read more »

Harold Ray Troesch, Sr.

Harold Ray Troesch, Sr., 79, passed peacefully at his home on Friday, February 13, 2015. He was an avid fisherman and a die-hard Florida Gators fan. He loved his church and family. He was retired from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union, Mobile, Alabama, Lodge 0112, where he was a member since 1967. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Henry Troesch and Grace Idell Alexander Troesch; sister, Viola Raughton and daughter, Shirley Ann Troesch. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Harold Ray... 

February 19, 2015 | Read more »

Merrill Ethan Ledford

Merrill Ethan Ledford went to be with Jesus on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at his home surrounded by family. Merrill was born on October 12, 1945, in Louisville, Alabama to France and Virginia Ledford. He was a graduate of Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Troy University. Merrill taught high school history and civics at Escambia County High School until leaving for a second career with Alfa Insurance where he retired in 2009. Merrill enjoyed the outdoors and... 

February 19, 2015 | Read more »

Wayne C. Carvin

Wayne C. Carvin, 66, of Pensacola, passed away February 15, 2015. He was a member of the Living Church of God. He retired from the U S Marine Corps and also from the Escambia Public School System as a custodial supervisor. Most recently, he worked at Walmart on Hwy 29 in maintenance. He enjoyed golf, country music and spending time with his wife and family. He is preceded in death by his father, Royce Clarence Carvin and brother, Royce “Peanut” Carvin. He is survived by his wife, Elmira Carvin; children, Teri Wells (Butch),... 

February 19, 2015 | Read more »

James Thomas “Morris” Luker

James Thomas “Morris” Luker 96, born and raised around Atmore, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015, in Aberdeen, MS. He was born on June 1, 1918. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Arcola Luker; and siblings, Perry,Robert, Gladys, O’Neal, George, Melvin, Freddie, and Lillian. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 1 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.L. Langford officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. His nephews... 

February 18, 2015 | Read more »