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Rebecca A. Ashby

Rebecca A. Ashby, 80, passed away into the presence of her Lord on December 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in High Point, NC on September 17, 1937, she was a graduate of High Point Central High School and attended High Point University for one year. She loved to work with numbers and worked as an accountant and bookkeeper at various locations. She taught herself the art of knitting and made many charming baby blankets and doll clothes to give to her friends and family. She especially loved children and welcomed... 

December 9, 2017 | Read more »

Julia Nell Strickland O’Farrell

Mrs. Julia Nell Strickland O’Farrell, age 84 of Bratt, FL, received her angel wings while surrounded by her beloved family on the afternoon of December 2, 2017. Julia Nell spent her lifetime bringing joy, comfort, and kindness to all who knew her. She lived a joyful and selfless life, always giving what she had and never expecting anything in return. She was kind, loving, caring, gentle, and one of the sweetest ladies this world has ever known. A true and shining example of how we all should live. Julia Nell was preceded... 

December 8, 2017 | Read more »

Carolyn Monti Allen

Mrs. Carolyn Monti Allen, 69, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Atmore, Alabama. Mrs. Allen was a native of Pensacola, FL, former resident of Atmore, AL and has resided in Bay Minette, AL for the past 2 ½ years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was of the Pentecostal Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie & Doris Monti and two sister-in-laws, Barb Monti and Janet Monti. She is survived by her three daughters, Stephanie (Jeremy) Downey of Bay Minette, AL, Stacey... 

December 4, 2017 | Read more »

Gabriele Schoonover

Gabriele “Gaby” Schoonover, age 67, of Pensacola, FL went home to her heavenly father Saturday, November 25, 2017. Gaby was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and moved to the United States and resided in Pensacola, Florida for the last 30 years. She had many accomplishments is her life but the most notable was the love she had for her husband and her children, including her porch children. Every child was always welcome and they all loved her as much as her own children. Gaby was a giver and regularly donated to the ASPCA... 

December 4, 2017 | Read more »

Dennis Alvin Garrett

Mr. Dennis Alvin Garrett, Jr., 51, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Garrett was native and former resident of Bay Springs, FL and has resided in Molino, FL for the past 8 years. He was a retired LPN with 24 years of service and was a barber for two years. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel A. “Butch” Garrett and Henson & Cannie Hayles. He is survived by his father & step-mother, Dennis A. and Sara Garrett, Sr. of Walnut Hill, FL, mother, Sarah Hayles Garrett of Poarch,... 

December 4, 2017 | Read more »

Randy Theo Covan

Mr. Randy Theo Covan, 56, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in Brewton, Alabama. Mr. Covan was a native of Century, FL and had resided in Brewton, AL since 1985. He was of the Holiness Faith. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Hayes. He is survived by his parents, Bill and Alene Covan of Century, FL; three sons, Jason (Wendy) Covan of Brewton, AL, William (Jennifer) Covan of Uriah, AL and William Robbins of Brewton, AL; two daughters, Tina (Jason) Johnson of Thomasville, GA and Tasha (Jesse) Benoit of Gueydan,... 

November 30, 2017 | Read more »

Clifton Wayne Simpson

Clifton Wayne Simpson, 66, of McDavid, FL, passed away November 28, 2017, in Pensacola, FL surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born on February 22, 1951, in Flomaton, AL to Clifton James and Doris Simpson. He graduated in 1969 from Century High School in Century, FL where he excelled in football and baseball. After graduation Wayne joined the United States Army and served for nine years. In later years Wayne worked as a barber in Pace, FL. He was a member of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church in McDavid, FL. Wayne... 

November 30, 2017 | Read more »

Charlotte Godwin-Colema

Mrs. Charlotte Godwin-Coleman, 70, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Atmore, Alabama. Mrs. Coleman was a native and life long resident of Atmore, AL. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Atmore, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Earlene Kelly; one brother, James Matthew “JM” Kelly and her first husband and father of her children, Larry E. Godwin. She is survived by her husband, Dudley Coleman of Atmore, AL; one son, Rusty (Denise) Godwin of Bratt, FL; one daughter, Vanessa... 

November 29, 2017 | Read more »

William “Billy” Rollin

Mr. William “Billy” Rollin, 70, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Rollin was a native of Monroe, LA and has resided in Atmore, AL for the past 43 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was the owner and operator of Rollin’s Used Cars and was a member of the Atmore First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Rollin of Atmore, AL; one son, Shane (Memory) Rollin of Atmore, AL; two daughters, Kimberly (Anthony) Habermehl of Foster,... 

November 29, 2017 | Read more »

Otis Gerald Freeman

Mr. Otis Gerald Freeman, age 74, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Freeman was native of Pineville, FL and has resided in Canoe, AL for the past 35 years. He was a great daddy to five daughters, grandfather and great grandfather. He worked with Swift Lumber with 20 years of service and was of the Baptist Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, General and Elaine Freeman and one brother, Gene Freeman. Survivors include mother’s of his children, Gayle Martin of Atmore, AL and Cindy Singleton... 

November 29, 2017 | Read more »

William E. Kirby, Jr.

William E. Kirby, Jr. 70 of Poarch, AL, passed away November 24, 2017, in Pensacola, FL. He was born in Troy, AL on July 29, 1947, to William Edward, Sr. and Pauline Robinson Kirby. He is preceded in death by his father, William Edward Kirby, Sr.; two brothers, Jimmy Lee Kirby and Randy Eugene Kirby. He was a farmer, maintenance supervisor with Freemanville Water Systems, Inc. with over 25 years of service, a captain with the Poarch Creek Volunteer Fire Department and EMT with Atmore Ambulance Service and was a security supervisor... 

November 29, 2017 | Read more »

Herminio Arabe Javier, Jr.

Herminio “Dad/Papa/Bong” Arabe Javier, Jr., born on January 19, 1950 in Binalonan, Pangasinan to Herminio and Genoveva Javier, died peacefully on Saturday, November 25 , 2017. After a rambunctious childhood which included shooting a neighbor’s chicken with a homemade slingshot, he attended the prestigious Mapúa Institute of Technology for Civil Engineering. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he traveled the world, rose to the ranks of Senior Chief Petty Officer, and received 3 Good Conduct Medals, the Battle “E”... 

November 28, 2017 | Read more »

George Stanford Purvis

George Stanford Purvis, 82, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was an avid fisherman, retired iron worker and an amazing dad who loved his family and grandchildren very much. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Evie Purvis; infant daughter Joan Carol; Brothers Ray and Melvin Purvis; Sister Hazel Fillingim and Foster brother Jake Nims. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Katherine Purvis; son’s George (Mary) Purvis, James (Sherri) Purvis and Brian (Tonya) Purvis;... 

November 28, 2017 | Read more »

Carman Sue Walker Smith

Carman Sue Walker Smith, 76, of Pensacola passed away Friday November 24, 2017. Mrs. Smith was born in Byrneville, FL and resided in the Pensacola area most of her life. She taught at Pine Forest High School for 23 years. Preceding Mrs. Smith in death are her husband of 56 years, James B. Smith, and her parents, Joe Caphas Walker and Rosa Carmen Walker. Survivors include her two sons, Randall Smith (Regina) and David Smith (Denise); five grandchildren, Patricia Shadle (Kurt), Christopher Smith, Sarah Smith, Jessica Smith and... 

November 28, 2017 | Read more »

William E. Kirby, Jr.

William E. Kirby, Jr. 70 of Poarch, AL. passed away November 24, 2017 in Pensacola, FL. He was born in Troy, AL. on July 29, 1947 to William Edward, Sr. and Pauline Robinson Kirby. He is preceded in death by his father William Edward Kirby, Sr.; two brothers Jimmy Lee Kirby and Randy Eugene Kirby. He was a farmer, Maintenance Supervisor with Freemanville Water Systems, Inc. with over 25 years of service, a Captain with the Poarch Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and EMT with Atmore Ambulance Service and was a Security... 

November 25, 2017 | Read more »

Cynthia “Cindy” B. McLamb

Cynthia “Cindy” B. McLamb, 57 formerly of Flomaton, AL passed away November 22, 2017. She was born in Brewton, AL to Douglas and Patricia Bagwell. She lived in the Pensacola area for 35 years and retired from the Escambia County School District after 14 years of service. Cindy was a member of Perdido Bay Baptist Church where she was very involved in church activities. She was also a member of the Avondale Homemakers. Cindy’s favorite pastime was spent working in her garden tending to her flowers. Cindy is preceded... 

November 24, 2017 | Read more »

William Harold Allen

William Harold Allen, age 72, passed away at his home in Atmore, Alabama on November 20, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on March 2, 1945 to Grady C (Doc) Allen and Gladys E (Woods) Allen in Atmore, Alabama. He was a lifelong resident of Atmore, Alabama and in 1972 opened a small mobile home dealership on the north side of town. He expanded this to include 4 different locations in South Alabama. Harold Allen Mobile Homes became a household name and chances are if you or... 

November 23, 2017 | Read more »

Leon Taylor

Mr. Leon Taylor, 74, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Taylor was a native of Mexia, AL, was a resident of Atmore and Greenville, AL since 1958 and has resided in Atmore, AL for the past 13 years. He retired from Southern Sand & Gravel in Greenville, AL as an equipment operator and was the Co Owner of the Anchor Café. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed & Hattie Taylor; three brothers, Jimmy Ray Taylor, Roy Taylor and Ricky Taylor and one sister, Nan Taylor Nelson. He is survived... 

November 22, 2017 | Read more »

Clyde Lee Parazine

Clyde Lee Parazine, 82, of Pensacola, died Sunday, November 12, 2017, in his home with his loving family by his side. Mr. Parazine was born April 25, 1935 in Pensacola to Charles Herman and Ruby Pauline Parazine. Clyde grew up in Pensacola, where he attended local schools. He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1953, where he played baseball. Mr. Parazine served proudly in the United State Marine Corps from 1953 to 1961. He married the love of his life, Joyce Harris, on November 2, 1957. After his military service, he worked... 

November 17, 2017 | Read more »

Clarence Arlies Kennedy

Clarence Arlies Kennedy (Jake The Snake), 69, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017. He was born in Molino, FL and was a lifelong resident of Molino, except for the time he served in the US Army. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a master electrician by trade and loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie M. and Lillie Mae Kennedy; and his brother, James Kennedy. He is survived by his loving wife, Shannon; son, Rodney Scott (Mat); four sisters, Ollie Mae (Charles) Freisinger, Betty Fay (Ed) Wooten, Alice... 

November 17, 2017 | Read more »

Barry Rogers

On November 11, 2017, Barry began his eternal life, reunited with his Heavenly Father. Barry passed away of a massive heart attack. He was born August 16, 1963, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Clifton and Annette Rogers. He attended Ole Main High School in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He continued his education at Oral Roberts University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas. Barry and his wife Stacey moved to Pensacola, FL in 1990. Husband, father,... 

November 17, 2017 | Read more »

Steven Charles Powell

Steven Charles Powell, Jr., 84, of Pensacola passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at home with his wife of 57 years, Dianne, by his side. Born in Selma, Alabama on September 16, 1933, he lived and raised a family in Pensacola for over four decades. Steve attended Marion Military Institute before enlisting in the Army. After completing his military service, he graduated from the University of Alabama. On campus he met his future wife at a Sigma Chi party after an Alabama football game. The couple lived for ten years in Canoga... 

November 17, 2017 | Read more »

James Thomas Anderson

James Thomas Anderson was born May 21, 1932. He loved spending his time on ham radio and enjoyed gardening of all sorts throughout his life time and enjoyed traveling around the world. James spent his younger years helping with his family as they grew up. He also joined the Army and was in it for 30 years and 28 days and helped protected us in the Korean War and Vietnam War while he served those many years. He received the Bronze Star Medal in the Republic of Vietnam during the period September 1, 1968 to July 21, 1969. He passed... 

November 17, 2017 | Read more »

Ronald Lee Yockey

Ronald Lee Yockey, 71, passed away in Sacred Heart Hospital, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Ron was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Williamsburg High School in Williamsburg, Ohio, and joined the United States Air Force. He served 22 years, with his last ten years being in Special Forces. Ron enjoyed movies, playing golf, and watching sports. He was a member of ECCGC Golf Club. Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ruth Yockey. He is survived by his wife, Judith Yockey; his son, Jason (Marsha) Yockey; two... 

November 17, 2017 | Read more »

Kenneth Wayne Lambeth

Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” Wayne Lambeth, 47, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in Silverhill, Alabama. Mr. Lambeth was a native of Atmore, AL and had resided in Pensacola, FL for most of his life. He attended the Pace Community Church. He is preceded in death by his step-father, R.D. Greene; maternal grandparents, Sidney and James Evans; maternal grandfather, Thomas Gallops; and paternal grandparents, Wilson Lambeth and Ethel Boutwell. He is survived by his father, Kenneth Jackson “Jack” (Denise) Lambeth of Walnut... 

November 17, 2017 | Read more »