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Robert Eugene Williams

Robert Eugene “Gene” Williams, 82 of Atmore, passed away Tuesday May 24, 2016, in Pensacola. He was a timber inspector employed with Huxford Pole and Timber.  He was born in Butler County, AL on April 20, 1934, to the late Hillary Spann and Ovis Esther Bozeman Williams. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Atmore. He served in the United States Air force. He also was an avid Auburn fan. He is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Williams. Survivors  include his wife, Nancy Farrow Williams of Atmore;... 

May 26, 2016 | Read more »

Richard Wayne Trawick

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Mr. Richard Wayne Trawick passed away peacefully after a short stay at Century Health and Rehabilitation Center. Wayne was born January 8, 1960, at Century Hospital to Calvin and Kathleen Jones-Trawick. He was the proud father of two beloved children, Eric Lee and Kala Dawn. He had three siblings Rex, David and Carol who all loved him very much. A private and quiet man, he had a talent for finding humor in everyday life making you laugh. His interests were working on machines, automobiles and playing... 

May 26, 2016 | Read more »

Frances Alene Wasdin

Frances Alene Wasdin, 79, of McCullough, AL, passed away May 26, 2016, in Monroeville. She was a homemaker. She was born in Atmore on September 25, 1936, to the late Levy and Bessie Walker Bryant. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wasdin; one brother; and three sisters. Survivors include one son, Ricky (Deborah) Wasdin of McCullough; one daughter, Kellean (James) Stacey of Booneville, AL; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 10 a.m.  from the Johnson-Quimby... 

May 26, 2016 | Read more »

Sharon Delane White Freeman

Mrs. Sharon Delane White Freeman, age 54, of Forest Hill Road Flomato, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016, at her residence after a brief illness. She was a native and life long resident of Escambia County, Alabama. Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Flomaton Pentecostal Church. She was a 1980 graduate of Flomaton High School, and attended Jefferson Davis Community College. She was also a U.S. National Gaurd Veteran. She was a former insurance agent with Larry White Insurance and Liberty National Life Insurance Company and was... 

May 26, 2016 | Read more »

Jessie Earnest Fillmore

Mr. Jessie Earnest Fillmore, age 85 of Brewton, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at a members home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County, Alabama. Mr. Fillmore was a member of the Canaan Free Will Baptist Church. He attended Wallace School.  He was a farmer and also a welder in the construction industry. Survivors include one son, Barry (Faye) Fillmore of Brewton; one brother, Robert Fillmore of Atmore; one sister, Sang Hayles of Atmore. He is preceded in death by his wife, Christine Fillmore and son,... 

May 26, 2016 | Read more »

Howard L. Monroe

Howard L. Monroe of Oak Grove, passed away May 21, 2016, in Atmore. He was born on March 27, 1940, in Pensacola, to the late John Pershing and Alice Ruth Dungan Monroe. He retired from Monsanto as a chemical operator after 32 years of service. He was in the United States Marine Corps. He was an avid race fan. He is preceded in death by his late parents; brother, Allan Monroe; and one stepson, William Rowell. He is survived by his wife Barbara Dianne Gideons Monroe; one son, Douglas (Lynette) Monroe of Robertsdale; daughter, Pamella... 

May 25, 2016 | Read more »

James W. Bowen

Last evening just before eight o’clock the pines, the oaks, and the river birch in Nokomis stirred slightly, and their branches gracefully parted, and moved aside …as the Lord called James Bowen home on May 20, 2016, in Nokomis, FL. He was born November 30, 1933, in Excel, AL to the late Robert Bernard and Mattie Coleman Bowen. He retired from St. Regis/Stone Container after 40 years of service.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and he attended Nokomis Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by siblings, Robert Bowen, Darrell... 

May 25, 2016 | Read more »

Eunice Hardy Goodwin

Eunice passed away in the early morning of May 20, 2016. Eunice was born to Samuel and Lennie Hardy in Bell Fountain, AL. She was raised in Muscogee. Eunice was the only girl out of five children, all of whom preceded her in death. She attended Tate High School until the tenth grade when she left to take employment at Woolworth Five & Dime in Pensacola. Eunice married her childhood sweetheart, A.J. (Dude) Goodwin. They went on to raise seven children. Five sons, Ronnie (Collie) Goodwin, Donnie Goodwin, Bobby Goodwin, Larry... 

May 22, 2016 | Read more »

Virginia Hyde Nix

Mrs. Merle Virginia Hyde Nix, age 93, of East Brewton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, in Laurel, MS. She was a native of Evergreen, and a long time resident of Brewton. Mrs. Nix was a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Mason Drug Store and Bracken’s Drive-In for many years. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed reading and quilting. Survivors include three sons, James A. (Joyce) Nix of Flomaton, Kenneth (Lillian) Nix of Brewton, and Don (Pam) Nix of San Antonio, TX;  one daughter,... 

May 21, 2016 | Read more »

Samantha Mae Gorman

Samantha Mae Gorman, 12, of Cantonment, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016. Samantha was born and raised in Pensacola. “With hair the color of the sun and with her infectious smile Samantha attracted many friends.” She attended Lipscomb elementary and was a 6th grader at Ransom middle school. Samantha began playing softball at the age of 4, which quickly grew into her passion. She played softball at Northeast Pensacola (NEP) and with West Florida Elite. Samantha is survived by her parents Kimberly (Laxton) Gorman... 

May 20, 2016 | Read more »

Charles Arnold Nell

Charles Arnold Nell, 90, died on May 18, 2016 in Hendersonville, NC following a brief illness. Born May 14, 1926, in Pensacola, he was the son of Eugene Michael Nell and Mary Lee Sharp. As a young boy he played Mite and Midget Little League Baseball in a sand lot at W. Gregory and G Street and later attended Pensacola High School. Drafted by the Army in 1944, he was sent to Le Havre, France, arriving on Armistice Day. He achieved the rank of Platoon Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was employed by Southern... 

May 20, 2016 | Read more »

James Henry Littlejohn, Sr.

James Henry Littlejohn, Sr., 94, surrounded by his loving family, went peacefully to be with the Lord and his precious wife Louise, May 19, 2016. Jim was born at home, in Bear Springs, Tennessee on February 14, 1922, to Robert Henry and Ella Virginia Littlejohn. Raised on the family farm, living through the depression, built qualities that set him so far beyond the common standard of men! Dad was loving, gentle, kind, patient, humble, good, disciplined, loyal, more wonderful things than we could begin to say. Through... 

May 20, 2016 | Read more »

Alexander Cutts

Alexander Cutts, 89, of Pensacola, FL, passed away May 14, 2016. He was World War II Veteran. He later retired after 60 years of baking. Alexander was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one daughter, and one son-in- law. He is survived by his wife, Ester Cutts; sister, Mag Hughes; two daughters, Evelyn (Joe) Lord, Charlotte Huff; one son, Giovanni Cutts; seven grandchildren, Micheal (Danielle) Lord, Timothy (Sarah) Lord, Vivian Huff, Chris (Bridget) Burkett, Wayne Burkett, Brianna and Brayden Cutts; 14 great-grandchildren,... 

May 19, 2016 | Read more »

Michael Glenn Ward

Mr. Michael Glenn Ward, 76, of Pensacola went home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 18, 2016. He was born May 1940 in Brewton, Alabama and later moved to Pensacola where he attended and graduated from Pensacola High School before joining the United States Navy. After serving in the military, he went on to work for Liberty National Insurance for 47 years. Mr. Ward was a long time member of East Brent Church where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Florida Gators, and spending time with... 

May 19, 2016 | Read more »

Martha Verl Ellison

Martha Verl Ellison went home to be with the Lord on May 4, 2016, in Seguin, TX. She was born on April 17, 1941, to the late Calarence and Eve Dilmore. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Billy, Shorty, Leah, Buena; husband, P.W. Ellison; son-in-law, Jimmy Powe; and grandchildren, David Gary Guy and Kyle Powe. She is survived by four children, Joy Powe Gunn (Art Gunn), Belinda Shehan (Marvin Shehan), Lisa Colbert (James Colbert) and Scott Janes (JoAnn Janes); siblings, Herschel, Robert, Pat and Edna; 11 grandchildren,... 

May 17, 2016 | Read more »

Melanie Shaw Branch

Melanie Shaw Branch, 38, passed peacefully into glory May 14, 2016, at her home. She was born December 12, 1977 in Pensacola, and was never far from the white sands of Pensacola Beach. She graduated from Tate High School and University of West Florida. She brought Classical Conversations to the Pensacola area and eventually coordinated several home school groups. She helped provide a unique learning experience to many families. Her love of music and sweet voice blended together as she served Dogwood Baptist Church where... 

May 17, 2016 | Read more »

William F. (Bill) Fillingim

William F. (Bill) Fillingim, Sr., 88, of McDavid, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was born on August 26, 1927, in Barrineau Park, to Asa Mountain and Nora Fleming Fillingim. Bill married Vivian McClammy in 1948 and they made their home in McDavid, where they raised three children: Sharon (Walt) DeWitt; Freddie (JoAnne) Fillingim; and Regina (Richard) Hudson. He retired from St. Regis Paper Company, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Bill was an accomplished musician and played many instruments by ear,... 

May 16, 2016 | Read more »

Bennie Coley Roberson

Mr. Bennie Coley Roberson, 68, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, in Century. Mr. Roberson was a native of Flomaton, and a resident of Brewton, for the past 30 years. Mr. Roberson was a friend and loved to help everyone. He worked for Freeze Gravel & Trucking. He is preceded in death by his parents, W.C. and Molly Roberson; wife, Rosie Roberson; sister, Irene Jones; stepson, Ronald Conway and grandson, Kevin Luke Crowder. He is survived by one stepson, Leonard Conway of Stanley Crossroads; one stepdaughter, Shelia Crowder... 

May 16, 2016 | Read more »

Erin Stephanie Lee

Ms. Erin Stephanie Lee, age 49 of Flomaton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at her home. Ms. Lee was a lifetime member of the Century and Flomaton areas and she was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her father, Carl Lee; and brother, Christopher Carl Lee. She is survived by her mother, Sheila Lee of Century; son, Trey Weekes of Flomaton; daughter, Erin Elizabeth Weekes of Flomaton; sister, Elizabeth Lee of Flomaton; granddaughter, Brailee Hobbs of Flomaton; and lifelong friend, Lisa... 

May 15, 2016 | Read more »

John Kyle Bell

Mr. John Kyle Bell, age 30, of Flomaton passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a native and former resident of Orange, Texas before moving to Flomaton in 1990. Mr. Bell had attended the Little Escambia Baptist Church. He was a 2004 graduate of Flomaton High School and was a machinest at Industrial Machines with 10 years of service. He enjoyed playing guitar. Survivors include his parents, Gary and Jeani Hilderbrand Bell of Flomaton; grandmother, Jean Sprouse of Gulfport,... 

May 15, 2016 | Read more »

Lawson Keith Baxley

Lawson Keith Baxley, age 61 of Jay, passed away on May 14, 2016, after a short battle with brain cancer. Lawson was born on June 23, 1954, and was raised in Jay. He loved his “VicaLou” who was by his side for the last 42 years. They enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, and traveling together. He retired from International Paper as a millwright and was known for being able to fix anything. He liked to design and build things and was often referred to as “MacGyver”. Lawson is preceded in death by his father,... 

May 15, 2016 | Read more »

Bill Bo Rice

Bill Bo Rice, 90, of Pensacola joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 9, 2016. He was born in Catlettsburg, Kentucky on July 25, 1925, to Lillie and Thomas Rice. Bill joined the U.S. Navy upon turning 17 in 1942, and retired after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He specialized in maintaining the Navy’s latest jet fighters as a sailor and an officer aboard aircraft carriers at sea. In his leisure time, Bill enjoyed flying, golfing, and running. He usually... 

May 12, 2016 | Read more »

Johnny Ray Byrd

Mr. Johnny Ray Byrd, 59, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Mobile. Mr. Byrd was a native and lifelong resident of Perdido. Mr. Byrd was in the class of 1974 at BCHS, he ran track, and worked overseas for many years. He attended the Perdido First Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by a son, Rodney Keeling. He is survived in death by his parents, Eubie and Iris Byrd of Perdido; wife, Beverly Byrd of Perdido; one daughter, Kayla Byrd Galloway of Perdido; one brother, Don Byrd of Rose Hill, AL; one sister, Linda Carter... 

May 12, 2016 | Read more »

Ashley Yvette Allen

On May 7, 2016, Ashley Yvette Allen, 14, of Pensacola, took the loving hand of Jesus after she lost her life long battle with congenital heart disease, with her parents by her side at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston hospital in Atlanta, GA. Ashley was born March 6, 2002, in Pensacola, at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital to her overjoyed parents, Keary and Sheila Allen. Ashley was a seventh grader at Ransom Middle School and was a member of Mended Little Hearts of Pensacola and The American Heart Heroes.... 

May 12, 2016 | Read more »

Cecil David Brown

Cecil David Brown went to be with his Lord and Savior after a lengthy illness. David was 78 years young and will be sorely missed. David is survived by his wife, Charlotte; brother, James Brown; children, Terry (Jan), Tonya, Tim (Lori), and Troy; two loving step-daughters, Stephany Heath and Kimberly Heath; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Easter Belle Brown of Pensacola, and wife of 46 years, Marie Adkison Brown. David was born on June 9, 1937, in Brewton.... 

May 10, 2016 | Read more »