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Christa E. “Oma” Davis

Christa E. “Oma” Davis, 79 of Cantonment, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2015. She was born in Germany and immigrated to the states in 1955. She received her citizenship just two years later. She was a past member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Davis is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Marie Mansbarth; and her brother, Norbert Mansbarth. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Otis E. Davis; three children, Gerlinder (Rickey) Smith, Monica (Mike) Mackey, and Otis E. (Peggy) Davis, Jr.; six grandchildren,... 

May 26, 2015 | Read more »

Barbara Woodward Haley

Barbara Woodward Haley of Atmore went to her eternal home on May 26, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Barbara was born February 11, 1926, to Grover W. and Leah C. Woodward in Chapman, AL. She spent most of her youth in Greenville and Bay Minette, AL where her father was the L&N Station Master. Barbara graduated in 1945 from Baldwin County High School where she was a cheerleader and soprano in the Glee Club. During World War ll, Barbara was employed as a chauffeur for the military officers traveling to the Grand Hotel in Point... 

May 26, 2015 | Read more »

Martha Kirkland Brown

Martha Kirkland Brown passed away on May 22, 2015 in Madisonville, LA. She was born on August 1, 1951, in Carriere, MS, to the late Houston Thomas Kirkland and Golda Pearson Kirkland. Martha was married to her beloved husband, Dennis Ray Brown, for 40 years and together they had two sons, Jeremy Brown (Kelli), of Petal, MS, and Josh Brown (Jessika), of Pensacola. She was the loving grandmother of Logan, Lukas, Lexington and Brett Brown. She was the sister of Mary Burchfield (Mack), Margaret Wedgeworth (Robert), Patricia... 

May 25, 2015 | Read more »

Naoma Louise Hullett

Naoma Louise Hullett, age 92 of Jay, passed away on May 22, 2015. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Louise attended Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee where she earned her Master’s Degree in education. She received several recognitions during her teaching career including Santa Rosa County Teacher of  The Year. Louise enjoyed painting and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Joel Hullett and Edna Asseneth Hullett; sisters, Mary Ohrbom and Ruth Hullett; and brothers, Joel T.... 

May 23, 2015 | Read more »

Nell Elizabeth Lane Hendricks

Nell Elizabeth Lane Hendricks, age 45, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was a lifetime resident of Jay. She was born on March 12, 1970, in Milton to Irene and Kenneth G. Lane. Nell was married for 27 years to her beloved husband, Howard Hendricks. Nell attended school at Jay, PJC, and Locklin VoTech where she earned her degrees in Early Childhood Education. Nell loved working with children and enjoyed her job at Training Wheels Preschool where she taught Pre-K. Nell enjoyed reading and spending... 

May 23, 2015 | Read more »

Kim Vansant

Kim Vansant, born May 20,1958, was a loving mother to Sandy Rainwater and partner in life with Gary Rainwater. After serving her community in Rome, GA for many years as a nurse she moved to Christian Home, FL and spent her days serving her family and raising her daughter, of whom she was extremely proud. Watching Nascar races and working to support Northview High School filled Kim’s days with excitement. Marveling at her talented daughter twirling flaming batons filled many Friday nights while she waited on the sidelines eager... 

May 21, 2015 | Read more »

Jeffrey L. Slade

Jeffrey L. Slade, age 53, of Jay, passed away on May 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He was a member of Jay United Methodist Church and was very active in church fellowship and activities. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend to those he met. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Rupert and Marlene Slade. Jeffrey is survived by his wife of 29 years, Marybeth Slade; daughters, Ashley Slade, Trinity Slade, and Linda Slade; brothers, Randy (Michelle) Slade and Gary Slade; father-in-law, Wallace Diamond;... 

May 21, 2015 | Read more »

Ludovico Ballesteros Alhambra

Ludovico Ballesteros Alhambra, 77, also known to many as “Dino”, died peacefully, surrounded by family, in his Pensacola home on May 11, 2015, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Dino is survived by his wife, Lynn Sweetman; his children, Eva Secchiari of Las Vegas, NV, Leo Alhambra of Marysville, WA, Mary Chesnut of Gaylesville, AL, Michael Sweetman and Tiffany Sweetman of Pensacola; eight grandchildren;... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Grant Murray Godwin

Grant Godwin passed away after an extended illness in Gainesville, Florida. Grant was born and raised in Oak Grove. Growing up in Oak Grove, Grant was active in 4H Clubs and Future Farmers of America. In high school, Grant was rewarded with the prestigious ‘American Farmer’ award, one of three recipients in the State of Florida. Grant graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Agriculture and worked for 4-H, IFAS at the University of Florida. Grant met his wife, Bronna while... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Barbara E. Trawick

Barbara, 88, a native of Berrydale and resident of Pensacola, peacefully slipped into the arms of her Savior on May 12, 2015. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church Pensacola. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence E. Trawick; second husband, J. Russell Cassady; mother, Harriet Ellis; and father, William Jackson Allen. Mrs. Trawick is survived by her daughter, Janice T. Howard; son, William E. (Jean) Trawick; granddaughter, Stacy Miles; grandsons, Teddy Howard and Christopher Trawick; great- granddaughters,... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Daniel Currie Jones “Deacon”

Daniel was born in Muscogee, FL on April 30, 1926, to the late Tom and Inez Steagall Jones and passed away suddenly on May 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Roland, Edward “Sugerboy”, and Gene; and a sister, Helen Jones Harned. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Cofty Jones; his children, Daniel O. (Lynn), Arleen (Ronnie Keck), and Mark; his grandchildren, Lezlie Keck McLaughlan and Jason Keck; his great-grandchildren, Raeann and Tomas McLaughlan; and his sisters, Hilda Jones Ansley,... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Walter “Bud” Sparshott

Walter “Bud” Sparshott, age 75, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. He served 32 years in the U.S. Navy retiring as a Command Master Chief. After retirement he owned and operated Century 21 Southern Homes Realty Inc. and Southern Homes Realty LLC for over 25 years. He was well respected in the community, having been a part of many organizations. He will be missed. Bud is preceded in death by his parents; Walter Sparshott and Beula Sparshott; son, Kenneth Sparshott; and daughter, Gaile Ann Sparshott. He is survived by his... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Chester Field McGhee

Mr. Chester Field McGhee, 76, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015, in Mobile. Mr. McGhee was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. He loved to fish and loved his family. He was of the Holiness faith. He is preceded in death by his mother, Pearlie Gertrude Rolin; father, James Mac McGhee; sisters, Leatha McGhee and Daisy Bell Rolin; and brothers, Fred Thomas McGhee and Edward Eugene Rolin. He is survived by his three sons, Michael McGhee of Flomaton, Nathan McGhee of Flomaton and Andy McGhee of Pensacola; one daughter, Deborah... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Johnnie Mae (Mock) Lee

Johnnie Mae (Mock) Lee, 89, passed away at the Atmore Nursing Center on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Elbert and Ella Mock; husband, Warner Clifford Lee; brother, John Elbert Mock Jr.; daughter, Patricia Lee Young; and two sisters, Marie DeLucia, and Ella Lee Taylor. She is survived by son-in-law, C. W. Young III; one grandson, Daniel Park Young; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Aiden Young and Peyton Mae Young; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives. She was a lifelong member... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Barbara L. Lewis

Barbara L. Lewis, age 80, our precious angel is flying high as of May 17, 2015. Barbara was born in Missouri on January 20, 1935, to Avery and Opal Oliver. In 1953, she married Donald F. Lewis Sr., her late husband of 55 years. In 1957 they moved to Florida where they raised their four children. Along with being a loving wife, mother, nanny and great nanny she worked for Escambia County School Board after 30 plus years of service and retired May 1, 2000. Her family was her life. She is deeply loved and treasured by family... 

May 19, 2015 | Read more »

Cora Lee Cartwright

Mrs. Cora Lee Cartwright, 92, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Milton. Mrs. Cartwright was a native of Bratt  and a resident of Bluff Springs for most of her life. Mrs. Cartwright was Queen of McDavid TOPS Club, am avid gardner, loved children, and was Granny to them all. She was of the holiness faith. She wa preceded in death by her husband, Milton Cartwright; parents, Wilburn David and Sarah Simmons Ard; daughter, Judy Macks; brother, Lavon Cartwright; two grandsons, Joshua Cartwright and Jarrod Johnston; and a great... 

May 14, 2015 | Read more »

James Thomas “Tommy” Fears

James Thomas “Tommy” Fears, 63, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, in Atmore. As a child Tommy attended Bethel Baptist Church in Flomaton. He was truly a musician at heart and marched to the beat of his own drum. Tommy loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting, camping and he had an unending love for Native American history and culture. He always said, “Being Native American was not just the color of your skin, it is a condition of the heart.” He is survived by his daughter, Kayla Marie Fears of Atmore; son, James... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Henry Eugene O’Farrell

Henry Eugene O’Farrell, 87 of Davisville, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Pensacola. He was retired after 32 years as an instrument tech with Monsanto. He was born in Bratt on April 8, 1928, to the late John Henry and Lily Belle Wiggins O’Farrell. He served in the United States Army, and was a Korean War veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Walnut Hill Rutian Club and the Atmore VFW Post # 7016. He is preceded in death by his wife, Esther McKinley O’Farrell;... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Nancy Edward Gauthier

Nancy Edward Gauthier, 81 of Pensacola, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015. Nancy was born on September 5, 1933, in Flomaton, to the late James M. and Frances Edwards. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gauthier; and her parents. Nancy is survived by her children, Eddie Birch, Mary Birch (Larry) Palmer, Kathy Birch (Donnie) Wilkinson, James Birch, and Angie Gauthier (John) LaButti; grandchildren, Shon Simpson, Dana Cop, Laura Simpson, and Chris Palmer; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Simpson, Justin Hinson, Elliott... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Melba Barry

Melba Barry, 86, a Pensacola native, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 8, 2015. Melba was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Barry; and her parents, Mamie and Ernest McLain; and brothers, John and Ernest, Jr. Melba is survived by her five children, Robert Barry and wife, Betty of Ocala, FL, Delores and husband, Richard Simmons of Pensacola, Penny and husband, John Covotta of Pensacola, Michael Barry and wife, Laurie of Houston, TX, and Judy and husband, Roger Wade of Durham, NC.; four grandchildren, Michael Earl... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Robert Wilson Odom

Robert Wilson Odom, 68, of Jay, passed away on April 22, 2015, in Pensacola. Robert was born to Woodrow W. and Mary Alice (Elderidge) Odom. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Mary Alice Odom and two brothers. He leaves behind a daughter, Erin DeRouin; son, Logan Odom; and four grandchildren. Robert also leaves behind life long best friends, Jerry and Judy Lacy; and cousin, Janice Weaver Miller; along with two brothers, Jimmy and Johnny Odom; and many nieces and nephews. Services... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Wynona Wagner

Wynona Wagner, 89, of Pensacola, passed away May 7, 2015. She was born November 19, 1925, in Tonkawa, OK to Frank and Mildred Wilson. Because her father worked for an oil drilling company and followed the “oil booms”, she moved with her family eight times throughout Texas and New Mexico during her school years. Having acquired the lifelong skill of making friends, she truly never met a stranger and enjoyed a life filled with loving friendships. She was an educator for 30 years in Odessa, Texas. In 2002, she moved to Pensacola... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Billy Ray Lowery

Mr. Billy Ray Lowery, 75, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Monroeville, AL. Mr. Lowery was a native of Milton, former resident of Bratt, and had resided in Jackson, AL, for the past 21 years. He was of the Protestant faith. His first wife, Louise Lowery and son, John Lowery, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, June Lowery of Jackson, AL; two sons, Barney (Renee) Lowery of Jackson and Jeremy (Leslie) Lowery of Pensacola; one step-son, Steve Farrell of LeRoy, AL; one step-daughter, Linda (Bubba) Smith of Mobile;... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Melba Satterwhite Anderson

Melba Satterwhite Anderson, age 81, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2015. Melba was born on November 28, 1933, in Mobile, to Hugh and Lucille Satterwhite. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Melba was a devoted wife of 56 years to Melvin Anderson. They enjoyed living a life on the river fishing, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Melba also loved reading, sun-bathing, and playing cards and board games with her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her beauty,... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »

Deborah Louise ‘McIntosh’ Clark

Mrs. Deborah Louise “McIntosh” Clark, 62, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, in Booneville, AL. Mrs. Clark was a native and former resident of Pensacola, and had resided in Booneville for the past 10 years. Mrs. Clark was of the Baptist faith. Her daughter, Kimberly Dawn McClain, precedes her in death. Survivors include her husband, Alan B. Clark, Sr. of Booneville; one son, Alan B. Clark, Jr. of Booneville; one daughter, Angelique B. Clark of Booneville; one brother, Norman McIntosh of McDavid; two half-sisters, Janice... 

May 12, 2015 | Read more »