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Yvonne Marques Bledsoe

Yvonne Marques Bledsoe, 78 of Cantonment, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Mrs. Bledsoe was born on January 17, 1936, in Wilmington, DE to the late Edwin and Isabel Marques. She lived most of her childhood years in Silver Spring, MD with her family.She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Cantonment where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She loved crocheting, playing the piano and animals. Mrs. Bledsoe is survived by her husband, James; two daughters, Kathleen (Gary) McCulloch and Barbara Purvis; three... 

August 30, 2014 | Read more »

Sonya Dyess Fillingim

Mrs. Sonya Dyess Fillingim, 51, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014, in Flomaton. Mrs. Fillingim was a resident of Flomaton since 1995. Her husband, Neal Fillingim, precedes her in death. She is survived by her parents, Mr.and Mrs. Wayne Dyess, of Jay; son, Cameron ( Sheena ) of Flomaton; sister, Wanda D. Joyner, of Jay; and two grandchildren, Bailey Fillingim and Adalyn Fillingim, both of Flomaton. Visitation will be Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services... 

August 30, 2014 | Read more »

Sadie Hadley Johnson

Mrs. Sadie Hadley Johnson, 90, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014, in Mobile. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Stockton and a resident of Perdido for most of her life. Mrs. Johnson was a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a very loving and caring person. She was a member of the Lottie Baptist Church. Her husband, Doil Hadley and son, Glenn Hadley, precede her in death. She is survived by two sons, Dallas (Carmer) Hadley of Perdido and Larry (Wanda) Hadley of Atmore; daughter-in-law, Lore Hadley of... 

August 28, 2014 | Read more »

Theresa Walker Gilley

Theresa Walker Gilley, 84, of Cantonment, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Theresa Walker Gilley “Tea” was born in Barbour County, AL on January 19, 1930, to Lawrence and Laura Walker. She graduated valedictorian from Blue Springs High School in 1947. She received a teaching degree from Troy State Teacher’s College and taught second grade for one year in Tuscaloosa, AL. She married Francis Gilley on February 24, 1951. She was the mother of six children; three boys and three girls. Although Theresa had joined the... 

August 27, 2014 | Read more »

Myrtle Virginia Dewberry

Myrtle Virginia Dewberry, 93 of Cantonment, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. Myrtle was born in Evergreen, AL on January 15, 1921. She was a member of Farm Hill United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, John Dewberry; one son, Edwin (Ann) Joyner; one loving sister-in-law, Annie Givens; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Alton Givens, Keith Givens, Jonathon Nicholson, Ken Joyner, Rex Dease,... 

August 27, 2014 | Read more »

Louis Horace Myrick

Loius Horace Myrick, 76, of Molino, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Horace was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Verona Myrick, as well as his sister, Veleta Mears. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sheila Bryant Myrick; his sons, Doug (Terri) Myrick and Alvin (Jan) Myrick and his daughter, Sharon (Ricky) McCrory. He is also survived by grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Settle, Regina Lashley, Monica (Ryan) Scully, Robert (Brittany) Myrick, Brandon (Gina)... 

August 27, 2014 | Read more »

Howard Allen Mason

Howard Allen Mason, age 87, a native of Walnut Hill and a resident of Molino, passed away, Friday, August 22, 2014. Howard retired as Wood Yard Superintendent from St. Regis Paper Company, Kraft Division, after 38 years of service. Over the years, Howard was involved throughout Escambia County with various youth baseball organizations. He was well respected within the local baseball community. Howard spent countless hours supporting and traveling with the Country Cloggers. “Heaven has gained a wonderful coordinator and trip... 

August 24, 2014 | Read more »

Vivian Marie Gonzalez

Infant, Vivian Marie Gonzalez, born August 20, 2014, died on August 20, 2014, in Bay Minette. Vivian Marie Gonzalez was a native of Atmore. Survivors include her father, Baleriano Gonzalez III of Atmore; mother, Nilah Rutledge of Atmore; grandparents, Viviana Gonzalez and Baleriano Gonzalez, Jr., both of Atmore, and Esmer Vela and Ernest Rutledge, both of Texas; and one sister, of Raziya Gonzalez of Atmore. Graveside services were Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the McCullough Cemetery with Rev. Ray Ward officiating. Petty-Eastside... 

August 24, 2014 | Read more »

Robert Charles Graves, Jr.

Mr. Robert Charles Graves, Jr., age 41, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at his Brewton residence. Mr. Graves was a lifelong resident of the Brewton area. He was a farmer by trade and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Robert Charles Graves, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Irene Moye Graves of Brewton; son, Wesley Dale Graves of Pace; three daughters, Alex Wilson of Pensacola, Sydney Bell and Taylor Graves, both of Flomaton; one brother, Daryl Vincent “Buck”... 

August 24, 2014 | Read more »

Elsie Lou Ellen Stanford Cain

Mrs. Elsie Lou Ellen Stanford Cain, age 73, of McGougin Road in Brewton, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014, in a local nursing facility after an extended illness. Mrs. Cain was a native of Repton and former resident of East Brewton before moving to Brewton in 1980. She was a retired CNA with D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital after 39 and a half years of service and was a member of the Appleton Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, David (Carla) Cain of Milton and Donald (Linda) Cain of East Brewton; one daughter,... 

August 24, 2014 | Read more »

Willie Franklin “Frank” Wolfe

Willie Franklin “Frank” Wolfe, 90, of Jay, had a restful night’s sleep at home, and early morning, August, 21, 2014, entered peacefully into eternal rest with his Lord Jesus Christ. He was a lifelong resident of Jay, attended Jay High School, worked many different jobs, and retired as a plumber of 26 years from Santa Rosa County School Board Maintenance Department. He was a child of the Great Depression and developed a work ethic to be admired. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran. He was an outdoorsman admiring... 

August 24, 2014 | Read more »

Robert Andrew (Andy) Amerson

Andy Amerson went to meet with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He began his journey on September 21, 1961, grew up in Bratt, and graduated from Ernest Ward High School in 1979. After graduation, Andy joined the United States Air Force and served for 20 years, with dedication to his God, country and family. His military assignments included Shaw AFB, SC; Hill AFB, UT; MacDill AFB, FL; Singapore; Charleston AFB, SC; Kunsan AB; Korea, and Eglin AFB, FL. During his military service, he was recognized as a true leader... 

August 20, 2014 | Read more »

Royce Allen Pierce

Mr. Royce Allen Pierce, 59, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, in Atmore. Mr. Pierce was a native and lifelong resident of Walnut Hill. He was retired from the Escambia County Alabama Road Department. He was a loving father and papa. His sister, Donna Beske, precedes him in death. He is survived by his companion, Wanda Marshall of Stanley Crossroads; one son, Rick (Brandy) Pierce of Walnut Hill; two daughters, Heather (Alan) McDearmond of Eva, AL and Lacy (Jason) Bryars of Elberta, AL; two brothers, Jim Pierce and John Pierce... 

August 19, 2014 | Read more »

Mr. James E. (Buddy) Robinson

Mr. James E. (Buddy) Robinson, age 95, of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. He was born in Repton, AL, to the late Ernest N. and Margaret Straughn Robinson. He was a Coast Guard/Navy veteran of WWII and was a devoted member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. He co-owned Atmore Recap Shop for 32 years with his brother Babe. During his lifetime, he donated over 10 gallons of blood to The American Red Cross, was a past commander of the American Legion, and an avid community volunteer and leader. He was preceded... 

August 18, 2014 | Read more »

Richard Hardy Rhyne

Richard Hardy Rhyne went to meet with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 14, 2014. He began his journey on November 5, 1937, in Bonifay, born to Hardy and Evelyn Rhyne. He later moved to Ft. Walton Beach, where he attended Choctawhatchee High School and received the football “Top Player of the Year” award in 1956 and  graduated in 1957. Richard served in the United States Army as a paratrooper for six years, and was dedicated to his God and Country. Richard began a dedicated career as a Florida Highwaypatrolman... 

August 18, 2014 | Read more »

Mary Frances Miller

Mary Frances Miller, 93, formerly of Flomaton passed away on August 14, 2014,at Rock Creek Health and Rehab Center in Sulphur Springs, TX. She was born on October 16, 1920, in Morvin, AL, the daughter of Houston and Ora May Armstead McNider.  She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Flomaton.  She married Fred C. Miller in 1944 (who preceded her in death)  and together they ran Miller’s Clothing Store in Flomaton for over 30 years (1948 to 1979). She was also preceded in death by daughter, Glenda... 

August 18, 2014 | Read more »

Rodie Comalander

Mr. Rodie Comalander, 23, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, in Pensacola. Mr. Comalander was a native of McDavid, former resident of Robertsdale, and resided in McDavid, for the past couple of years. Mr. Comalander was very loving, caring, always with a smile on his face and he made everyone laugh. He attended the Byrneville Mennonite Church. Survivors include his mother, Melissa Comalander of Robertsdale; sisters, Samantha Johnson, Tabitha Johnson and the twins, Allison and Alicia Johnson all of Robertsdale; father,... 

August 14, 2014 | Read more »

Julia Beatrice Huckabee Johnson

Julia Beatrice Huckabee “Hobbie” “Aunt Bea” Johnson 90, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014, in Atmore. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. She was born in Wayne, AL on January 27, 1924, to the late Johnson Garfield and Ludie Ellen Stephens Huckabee. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hughlen V. Johnson; brothers, William James Huckabee, Byrd Huckabee and Henry David Huckabee; sisters, Gladys Smith, Uldean Oliver, Mary Burge and Louise Hicks; grandson, Kevin Matthew Johnson; and son-in-law, James... 

August 13, 2014 | Read more »

Margaret Terry Strawbridge Smith

Mrs. Margaret Terry Strawbridge Smith was born March 24, 1929, in Atmore and died August 11, 2014, in Atmore Community Hospital. She is predeceased by her husband, James E. Strawbridge, Sr.; son, James E. (Eddie) Strawbridge, Jr.; and husband Bernie Ray Smith. Margaret was one of nine children born to Ed McGowin Terry and Fannie Elizabeth Fountain Terry. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Edwin, Lewis, Joseph Walker (JW), James (Jamie), William and G.K. Terry; and sisters, Lillian Terry Levy Lynn and Florence Terry Ezell. Margaret... 

August 12, 2014 | Read more »

Sam Eugene Tucker

Sam Eugene Tucker, 78, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 10,2014. He was born on May 2, 1936, in Hamilton, MS to Sam P. and Mamie Nix Tucker. The family moved to Frisco City, Ala., while Sam was a small child. He was the second of eight children. He was a veteran of the US Army and retired from Hormel Foods Corporation of MN. Sam was a member of East Brent Baptist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and belonged to the Scottish Rite. He loved fishing, hunting and Alabama football. Above all Sam was a child of God... 

August 12, 2014 | Read more »

Lavonne D. Willis

Mrs. Lavonne D. Willis 86, of Huxford, passed away August 11, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born May 5, 1928, in Escambia County, Alabama to the late Barney and Vickie Taylor Day. She was a retired O.B. unit nurse from Greenlawn Hospital, devoted member of Huxford Baptist Church and a member of the Huxford Order of the Eastern Star. She is preceded in death by her parents and her five siblings. She is survived by her son, William B. (Debra) Willis of Bratt; two daughters, Badonda Womack of Huxford... 

August 12, 2014 | Read more »

Flora E. Thomley Peacock

Flora E. Thomley Peacock, 87 of Perdido, passed away Sunday August 10, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker, born in Perdido on April 4, 1927, to the late Jessie Jack and Myrtle Levins Thomley. She is preceded in death by her husband, Luman Peacock; brother, Elisha Thomley; and sister, Earlean Hicks. Survivors include four Sons, Lonell (Linda) Peacock White of House Fork, James (Patsy) Peacock, Ronnie (Judy) Peacock and Larry (Diane) Peacock, all of Bay Minette; Janice Cox of Perdido; one brother, Sylvester ( Joyce)... 

August 11, 2014 | Read more »

John Shiver, Jr.

Mr. John Shiver, Jr., 93, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, in Atmore. Mr. Shiver was a native of Perdido and resident of Atmore for the past 90 years. Mr. Shiver was member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore. He was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and owner and operator of Shiver’s Auto Service. He was a veteran of World War II, was in over 75 European combat missions as a flight engineer and gunner from 1942 to 1945. He served in the 8th AF, 9th AF, 12th AF and 15th AF in North Africa and Italy. He is preceded in... 

August 11, 2014 | Read more »

Kimberly Wall Lofton

Kim was born on October 17, 1973, in Mobile, where she has currently resided throughout her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church there. Kim was the proud mother of two children, in which her world revolved around. She was also a loving wife, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a humble hearted person who would help anyone in need. She was most definitely one of a kind and left an impact on those who came in contact with her throughout her life. Kim was preceded in death by her father, Rex Wall... 

August 8, 2014 | Read more »

Frances Brewton Edwards

Frances Brewton Edwards, 89, of McDavid and Pensacola, died July 29, 2014, ending her three year fight with dementia. Although dementia diminished her day to day capacity for most rational thought, it never took away her cheerful smile which shone on everyone. Frances was a devoted mother and wife. Throughout her husband’s Alzheimer’s and her son Allen’s cancer, she was a steel I-beam of strength. Strength beyond strength charged her for whatever task was presented before her, which she approached with resilient... 

August 6, 2014 | Read more »