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Marie Lister Steele

Mrs. Marie Lister Steele, age 82, of Flomaton passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Century Care Center. Mrs. Steele was a native of Flomaton and a resident of the community for 40 years coming from Brewton. She was of the Holiness faith and worked as a weaver for Sheltex. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lee Steele; son, Douglas Wayne Steele; sister, Lula Courtney; two grandsons and one granddaughter. She is survived by her sons, Randy (Judy) Steele, Wendell Steele and Harvey Steele, all of Flomaton; daughters,... 

April 18, 2014 | Read more »

Wanda Jeanette Wright

Wanda Jeanette Wright, 74, passed away on April 16, 2014.  She was born in Crestview on September 16, 1939, to Cortez and Lillie Mae Richardson.  She had resided in Molino since 1965.  She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Cantonment. She enjoyed League Bowling at Deluna Lanes, camping, fishing, shopping and spending time with her family and friends. Wanda was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Mae Richardson. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Raymond Wright; children, Larry (Della) Wright,... 

April 18, 2014 | Read more »

Sybil Bowers Warren

Sybil Bowers Warren, of Cantonment, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Pensacola. She was born on September 29, 1923 in Samson, Alabama, to the late Homer Monroe Bowers, Sr. and Annie Bedsole Bowers. Sybil retired from Civil Service where she was a keypunch operator. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Johnny Malone of Madison, Mississippi and his wife, Carmen; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren: two great-great grandchildren and a sister,... 

April 16, 2014 | Read more »

Lamar Brooks

Lamar Brooks, 80, of Cantonment, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born in Langdale, AL. He resided locally for the past 55 years and in 1985, he retired from Monsanto after 30 years of dedicated service. Lamar is a veteran of the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry P. and Pauline Brooks of Valley, AL; brothers, Tom, JT and Gene Brooks; and sisters, Dorothy Ritchie and Sara Norred. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Kay; son, Rick;  sister, Estelle Laney; numerous nieces, nephews;... 

April 16, 2014 | Read more »

Marc Mitchell Doerr

Marc Mitchell Doerr, 57 of Pensacola, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014, at the Life Care Center at West Florida Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He will be missed and always in our hearts. He loved life, his family, and his friends. He left this world to join his mom and dad, Arthur H. and Audrey Dale Doerr in Heaven. He is survived by the joy of his life, wife Margaret Bryan Doerr of Pensacola, formerly of Jay; stepson, Michael Shawn Gusick and his partner in crime, Skittles, his much loved and spoiled... 

April 16, 2014 | Read more »

Delores K. Swain

Delores Kay Benner Swain, 67, died April 15, 2014. Even though Delores’s life on this earth has ended, her eternal life with her Heavenly Father has just begun. She was an inspiration and blessing to all whose lives she touched in her courageous journey of battling cancer for more than 12 years. Her love of life was contagious in the way she enjoyed every day to its fullest. Delores was born in Springfield, Illinois on January 19, 1947. She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Henry Benner and her mother, Korsie Leona... 

April 16, 2014 | Read more »

Charles Lewis Fuqua

Charles Lewis Fuqua, Sr., 82, of Walnut Hill, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Escambia County, Ala., on March 19, 1932, to the late David Talmadge and Rachael Mae Belle Ware Fuqua. He served in the U.S. AirForce during the Korean War, retiring from N.A.S. Pensacola as an air craft mechanic with over 25 years experience. He was also a member of Nokomis Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by a brother, Julian Fuqua. Survivors include his wife, Doris Jones Fuqua of Walnut Hill, one son, Charles... 

April 14, 2014 | Read more »

Marcia Ann Taylor

Mrs. Marcia Ann Taylor, 75, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Atmore. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Mobile and a resident of Bratt for the past 49 years. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended the Bethel Temple Church. Her husband, Cleve Taylor; parents, Mary Alice Payne and Calvin Wallace Payne; and brother, Oscar Payne, precede her in death. Survivors include her five daughters, Janice Flowers of Nokomis, AL, Louise Bozeman of Monroeville, Marie Hatfield of... 

April 14, 2014 | Read more »

Rita Faye James

Rita Faye James, 59, of Atmore, passed away April 9, 2014, in Mobile. She was born on May 15, 1954, in Atmore. She was a LPN for many years. She is preceded in death by her father, Reuben McKinley and son, Phillip Cox. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” James and her mother, Lois Presley; one son; Jason Wade (Bobbie) Cox of Atmore; daughters, Kari (T.J.) Ashcraft of Frisco City, Sara Dunn of Uriah, Heather Dunn of Uriah, and Joanna James of Lillian, AL; brother, Steve (Kristina) Morris of Atmore; sisters, Patti... 

April 14, 2014 | Read more »

Gladys B. Ingram

Mrs. Gladys B. Ingram, 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Mobile. Mrs. Ingram was a native of Long Beach, Mississippi and a resident of Atmore for the past 15 years. Mrs. Ingram attended the Sardis Baptist Church. Her husband, Rev. Evon Ingram, precedes her in death. She is survived by her son, Charles Evon (Carolyn) Ingram of Mobile; one daughter, Elsa I. (Edmond) Williams of Mobile; and one sister, Clara Ausgaard of Long Beach, MS. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside... 

April 10, 2014 | Read more »

Bernice H. Harrison

Bernice H. Harrison, 86 of Atmore, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Fairhope. She was a homemaker, born in Chicago, Ill. on December 01, 1927, to the late John and Francis Schulte. She was a member of St.Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Harrison, Jr.; son, John Robert Harrison; and two grandchildren, Blur and Tara Harrison. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth (Rhonda) Harrison of Summerdale and Bill (Karla) Harrison... 

April 10, 2014 | Read more »

James Tennyson

James Tennyson, age 68 of Molino, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Arab, Alabama. Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Trumpetfish as a Torpedoman’s mate out of Charleston, SC from November 1962 until November 1966. After serving in the US. Navy, he was employed in the electrical trade for 20 years. In 1986, he began his employment with Civil Service, retiring in 2004. While at the US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he received the Department of... 

April 9, 2014 | Read more »

Malcolm C. Straughn, Jr.

Malcolm C. Straughn, Jr. went to be with his Heavenly Father early Saturday morning,  April 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of Escambia County, he graduated from Pensacola High School in 1949. After high school, Malcolm worked in the family business, Brownsville Bakery. In 1953, he was one of the first employed at Chemstrand. After 32 years he retired from Monsanto and devoted his time to farming until several years ago. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Edna (Malone) Straughn. Malcolm is survived by his loving... 

April 9, 2014 | Read more »

Rufus Wayne McNorton

Rufus Wayne McNorton, 67, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at his residence. Mr. McNorton was an electrician and project engineer for different companies overseas. He was a member of Electrician Local IBEW#676. Rufus never met a stranger, was very outgoing, and a friend to many people. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Dorothy McNorton. He is survived by his brother, Lynn (Betty) McNorton; sisters, Faye (Terry) Boyington and Kaye (Ellis) Perlman; niece, Dana McNorton... 

April 9, 2014 | Read more »

Arthur “A.J.” Peacock, Jr.

Mr. Arthur “A.J.” Peacock, Jr., 82, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Mobile. Mr. Peacock was a native and lifelong resident of Little Rock, Alabama. Mr. Peacock was a lifetime member of the Millwright Local #2471 from Pensacola, former Escambia County Constable, owner of the Little Rock Store and founder of the Little Rock Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Peacock was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mrs. Lucille Peacock of Little Rock, AL; one daughter and son-in-law,... 

April 9, 2014 | Read more »

J. Dillon Vickery

J. Dillon Vickery, 72, of Pensacola, passed away on April 4, 2014. Dillon served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and was a member of the John Birch Society. He had a strong belief of God, Family, and Country, and was an avid reader of the New American. His faith was strong and he was a member of Olive Baptist Church. He owned Vickery Safety and Security and was dedicated to serving his customers. He was affectionately known as “Grandfather” by his grandchildren who he loved so much. He is preceded in death by his... 

April 9, 2014 | Read more »

Marvin Earl Hadley

Marvin Earl Hadley, 65 of Perdido, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, in Bay Minette. He was a sales manager with a package store, born in Rabun, Ala., on January 28, 1949, to Marvin Edward and Julie Harville Hadley. He is preceded in death by his father, Marvin Edward Hadley; two brothers, Edward Hadley and Anthony Hadley. Survivors include his mother, Julie Hadley of Rabun; four nieces, Kimberley Hadley of Pensacola, Tammy Harrelson of Perdido, Shelia K. Paul of California and  Angie Cowart of Pine Grove, Ala; one nephew,... 

April 9, 2014 | Read more »

Harry Brown

Harry Brown, age 83 of Pensacola,  peacefully went to his eternal home on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean Brown and their children, Michael (Teri) Brown of Chumuckla, John (Kristina) Brown of Madison, OH, Beverly Brown of Naples, FL, Yvonne (Robert) Bliss of North Carolina, Peggy (Dennis) Genebach of Utah, Renee (Michael) Brown of Chumuckla and Judy (Gary) Owens of Jay. Harry is also survived by 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Peppy. He loved traveling... 

April 7, 2014 | Read more »

Robert Jeffrey Shreffler

Robert Jeffrey Shreffler, 56, of Century, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was born to Robert and Mary Shreffler on May 5, 1957, in Sharon, PA. Bob was a loving husband for 36 years and an amazing father for 34 years. Bob was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, proudly serving on the USS Hunley. He retired from the Department of Defense after serving over 30 years. He loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of... 

April 6, 2014 | Read more »

Marilyn Jeanne Johnson

Mrs. Marilyn Jeanne Johnson, age 73 of Flomaton, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Baptist Hospital. She was a native of Flomaton and had spent the last 14 years as a member of the community coming from Virginia. She was a member of the Century Historical Society, the Railroad Museum and of Little Escambia Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Melinda Gafford. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Winford Johnson of Flomaton; grandson, Dane Belton of Decatur, IL and was loved by many neices, close friends... 

April 5, 2014 | Read more »

Audrey Gene Wood

Mr. Audrey Gene Wood, age 70 of Milton, passed away at his home on Friday, April 4, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Wood was a native of Jay and a member of the Milton community since 1992 coming from Century. During his working years, he worked as a forklift operator at Jim Walton Doors that later became Crawford Doors. He was of the Holiness faith and a member of Ebenezer Assembly of God Church. Mr. Wood is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Walter and Bertha Lee Simmons Wood; his daughter, Tammy Lynn Wood; brothers,... 

April 5, 2014 | Read more »

Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Campbell, Sr.

The son of Robert and Allie Campbell, Gerald (Jerry), was born in Birmingham on September 22, 1937. He was the third of seven children. He was a 1955 graduate of Tate High School and an avid FFA member. He was a member of Gonzalez Baptist since 1947. Jerry retired from Monsanto after 35 years of dedicated service. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and sports fan who loved college football, Nascar racing, fishing and hunting. He loved north Escambia county and was involved with the Historical Society. He is survived by his son, Gerald... 

April 3, 2014 | Read more »

William Thomas “Bill” Oliver, Jr.

William Thomas “Bill” Oliver, Jr. of Pensacola, passed away on April 1, 2014. Bill was a member of Grace Assembly of God and Pine Barren Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by his father, William Thomas Oliver, Sr.; mother Mary Olsen; step father, Pete Olsen; sister, Sharon E. Oliver; brother, Samuel Scott Oliver. Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife Imelda Joyce Shirah Oliver; two sons, Robert N. (Christine) Oliver and Scott H. (Irina) Oliver; five grandchildren, Wyatt, Ally, Mary, Gracy, Nelly; sister, Sandra (Fred)... 

April 2, 2014 | Read more »

Mary Lamargaret Whitehead

Mary Lamargaret Whitehead, 58, of Cantonment, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. She was a loving wife of 35 years and a loving mother. Mary loved sewing, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She loved to cook, even for the neighborhood children. She touched so many lives and was loved by everyone. Mary is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Whitehead, Sr.; daughters, Tammy Lassiter, Sophrona Whitehead, and Sheila Grim; sons, Edward Boyett and Donald Ray Whitehead, Jr; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Michelle Boyett... 

April 2, 2014 | Read more »

Michelle Rena Odom

Heaven received another angel on Tuesday morning. Michelle Rena Odom passed away April 1, 2014, joining her soul mate James Caspar. She was a beloved mother, aunt and sister. She will be remembered for having a caring heart. Michelle was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Parkton; and brothers, Randy, Kenny, and Michael Odom. She is survived by her three children, Ashley Chance, Justin Odom, and Charlie Odom; grandson, Hunter Chance; sisters and brothers, Debbie Odom, Kathy Rogers, Betty Robbins, Tammy Warpup, Rickey... 

April 2, 2014 | Read more »