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Sadie Irene Brown

Sadie Irene (Maw Maw) Brown was called to Heaven on Saturday, September 14, 2019, by her Lord and Savior Jesus. She is proceeded by her husband of 70 years, Emory D. Brown and daughter of 42 years, Charlene A. Andrews, as well as her father, Francis (Pop) Kressler; mother, Elsie (Mom) Kressler; three brothers, Roy Kressler, Tom Kressler, and Norman Kressler; two sisters, Alma Matheny, Bea Godwin, and two infant siblings that passed during the depression era. Mrs. Brown is survived by her son, Edward D. (Tracey) Brown of Milton,... 

September 19, 2019 | Read more »

Stanley Ray Boutwell

Mr. Stanley Ray “Papa Smurf” Boutwell, Sr., age 57, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at his home in Pollard, Alabama. Mr. Boutwell was a native of Atmore, AL and had resided in Pollard, AL for most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Boutwell, Sr.; brother, Dean Boutwell and two granddaughters, Kylie Boyd and Kirstianna Boutwell. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Boutwell of Atmore, AL; wife of 40 years, Barbara A. Boutwell of Pollard, AL; one son, Stanley Ray Boutwell,... 

September 13, 2019 | Read more »

Dolores Sawyer

Mrs. Dolores “Jean” Sawyer, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in Pensacola, Florida. Mrs. Sawyer was a native of Salina, KS, former resident of New York City and had resided in Molino, FL for the past 25 years. She was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict serving with the U.S. Army. She enjoyed art making, repairing porcelain dolls and gardening. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Eula Stermer. She is survived by two sons, Tom (Lori) Sawyer of Walnut Hill, FL and Lawrence Sawyer of Molino, FL;... 

September 10, 2019 | Read more »

Lena Mae Odom

Mrs. Lena Mae Odom, age 83, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in Century, Florida. Mrs. Odom was a native of Jay, FL and had resided in Century, FL for most of her life. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Calvin Odom; son, James Michael Odom; parents, Sidney and Fannie Warrick; brothers, J.T. Warrick, Dawyan Warrick, Red Warrick and Rayford Warrick; and sisters, Ola Pearl Lambeth and Fannie Bell Warrick. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Ann (Mike) Gunn... 

September 10, 2019 | Read more »

Flora M. Lowery

Mrs. Flora M. “Dell” Lowery, age 87, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in Atmore, Alabama. Mrs. Lowery was native of Elba, AL and resided in Century, FL for most of her life. She was a member of the Century Chamber of Commerce and the Century United Methodist Church. She was the former owner of Lowery’s Food Store and Car Sales. She is survived by her two daughters, Vickie Dell Soto of Mississippi and Nancy Jean (Mike) Wedgeworth of Flomaton, AL; one sister, Emma Virginia McCurdy of East Brewton, AL; five grandchildren,... 

September 10, 2019 | Read more »

Molly Allen Norris

Molly Allen Norris, 81 of Atmore, AL, passed away September 5, 2019, in Pensacola, FL. She was born in Pineville, FL, on July 23, 1938, to the late Robert “Bobby” William and Agnes Joiner Allen. She was a lifelong member of the Atmore First Assembly of God church where she played piano and served in many capacities in the church. In her working career she worked for Hoehn Firestone Tire, Atmore Advance and for Dr. Maxwell at Physician Associates of Atmore. She enjoyed her and her husband’s ministry at Atmore Nursing Home... 

September 10, 2019 | Read more »

Jeffrey Stephen Raithel

Jeffrey Stephen Raithel, 59, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019, in Pensacola, Florida. Jeffrey was born on December 15, 1959, in Pensacola, Florida. He graduated from Mountain High School in West Orange, New Jersey in 1978. He then joined the United States Air Force and proudly served our country. After leaving the United States Air Force, Jeff lived in Colorado until 2009 and then moved to Pensacola, Florida. He lived life to the fullest by doing the things he loved like getting his pilot’s license and flying Cessnas,... 

September 10, 2019 | Read more »

Richard Maxwell Williams

Richard was born in Pensacola, Florida and raised his family in the Cantonment area where he resided until his passing. A lifetime member of Future Farmers of American, he was involved in the agricultural industry and a real estate broker for over 35 years. He was a hardworking man that raised his children and grandchildren to be the same. He instilled Christian values and the value of hard work to his family. All who knew him knew he had an outstanding character and his word was good with just a handshake. He will be loved and... 

September 10, 2019 | Read more »

Ossie H. Givens

Ossie H. “Coach” Givens, 76, of Pensacola, FL went to be in the arms of our loving Father on September 5, 2019. He was born on August 19, 1943, in Seminole, AL to the late Thomas E. and Inez Williams Givens. He was a retired school teacher and had coached the girls basketball team and other sports at Escambia High School in Atmore, AL. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 16 years, Brenda Givens; sons, Mickey (Margaret) Givens and Van (Tonya) Givens; brothers, Thomas and Leon Givens; Brenda’s sons, Britt... 

September 10, 2019 | Read more »

Ray D. Landis

Ray D. Landis, 82, of Souderton, PA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Souderton Mennonite Homes. He was the loving husband of Celia N. Landis for 55 years. Ray was born in Souderton, Pennsylvania to the late Alvin F. Landis and the late Edith (Derstine) Landis. He graduated from Souderton Area High School, class of 1944. Ray attended Pierce Business School. He worked as a business clerk for Moyer & Son in Souderton, as a business administrator for Elvin R. Souder Law Office in Souderton, in... 

September 5, 2019 | Read more »

Gina Elizabeth Burnette

Gina Elizabeth Burnette, 44 of Springhill, FL, passed away on Monday August 26, 2019, in Springhill, FL. She was a graduate of Ernest Ward High School. She worked in retail sales and was a Master Gardener of Hernando County, FL. She was born in Atmore, AL on May 14, 1975, to Billy Franklin and Roberta Glass. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Burnette and step-father, George Strickland. She is survived by one Son, Jonathan Burnette of Springhill, FL; two daughters, Sarah (Joe) Cobb of Louisville, KY and Abby Burnette... 

September 2, 2019 | Read more »

Linda Yaden Steadham

Mrs. Linda Yaden Steadham, age 65, of McDavid, FL passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Steadham was born in Century, FL, and she spent her lifetime there where she worked and retired as a mail processor for the U.S. Postal Service in Pensacola, FL. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her loving parents, Bruce and Ruby Crawley Yaden, and her brother, Bruce Yaden, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, David Steadham of McDavid, FL; son, Casey Burkett... 

August 30, 2019 | Read more »

Charles L. Cummings

Charles L. Cummings, 76 of Atmore, AL, passed away August 27, 2019, in Century, FL. He was born in Bibb County, AL on October 11, 1942, to the late J.C. and Alice Argo Cummings. He retired from Vanity Fair where he was in management. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Black Cummings, three sons Mike (Traci) Cummings, Wayne Cummings, Gary Cummings and a daughter Teresa (Tony) Hadley all of Atmore, AL; four Brothers, Tommy (Dot) Cummings, David (Brenda) Cummings, Jerry (Jimmie Ruth) Cummings, and Bill (Patsy) cummings all of... 

August 28, 2019 | Read more »

Michael Edward Faircloth

Michael Edward Faircloth, 59, of Molino, FL passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. He was born in Pensacola, FL on September 11, 1959 to the late Edward Faircloth and Betty Thurman Faircloth. Michael loved fishing and spending time at the beach. Michael is survived by his wife of 34 years, Frances King Faircloth; daughters, Danna and Jaime; son, Michael; grandchildren, Kambrie, Jordan, Jr., Jamarlyn, Jada, and Hayden; brother, Steve (Kristie); sister, Rennee (Eddy); nieces, Bridget and Christa; and nephews, Nick, Johnny, and... 

August 27, 2019 | Read more »

Norma Lillian Kast Grimes

Norma Lillian Kast Grimes was born Mar. 4, 1937 and joined Heaven’s Choir singing hymns of praise to her precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Mon., Aug. 26, 2019. Norma was well known in the Barrineau Park Community as a charter member of Berean Bible Assembly and charter member of the Barrineau Park Historical Society. She and Alton, her husband, started A & N Blueberry Farm in the early 80’s and enjoyed the company of the many people who came to pick by inviting them to sit in their large gazebo with its many... 

August 27, 2019 | Read more »

Arthur Lamar ‘Bunkin’ Powell

Arthur Lamar “BUNKIN” Powell 1924 – 2019 He was born Arthur Lamar Powell, in Sulpher, Louisiana on January 28, 1924 to George Arthur and Mary Sue Powell. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, Roy and Earl (Babe). Arthur went to work at St. Regis Paper Mill where he worked for 37 years before retiring in 1985. It was there he got the nicknames Bunkin and Red. Bunkin loved the most: His family, friends, peanut butter and syrup on Louise’s warm biscuits, yearly fishing trips to Demopolis,... 

August 27, 2019 | Read more »

Barbara Lindsey Stokes

Mrs. Barbara Lindsey Stokes, age 84, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Jay, Florida. Mrs. Stokes was a native of Bay Minette, AL, former resident of Pensacola, FL until 1982 and had resided in Century, FL for the past 36 years. She was retired from Monsanto Corp. with 38 years of service, retiring as an Operations Leader. She was of the Methodist Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ruby Lindsey; husband, Otto Stokes, Jr. and two sons, Robert Earl Gafford and J.W. (Dubbs) Gafford. She is survived by... 

August 27, 2019 | Read more »

Christopher Cary Cardwell

Christopher Cary Cardwell passed peacefully in his sleep at home on Sunday, August 18, 2019. He was born May 13, 1966, to the late Water “Danny” Cardwell and Judy (Barrow) Cardwell in Edwards Airforce Base, CA; spending the majority of his life in Pensacola, FL. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa (Coggin) Cardwell; his daughter, Brittany (Cardwell) Cummings; his son-in-law, Caleb Cummings; his granddaughter, Emelia Cummings; his mother, Judy (Barrow) Cardwell; and his brothers, Kevin and Brandon Cardwell. He... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »

Wiley Grady Milstead

Wiley Grady (Blue) Milstead stepped into the fullness of God’s presence on Monday, August 19, 2019, surrounded by numerous family members. He was born in Walnut Hill, FL, on August 27, 1928, to Grady and Ida Ward Milstead. He lived in Pensacola, FL, Pine Hill, AL, Molino, FL, Zachary, LA, and spent the last few years of his life in the northwestern region of the country, residing for a time in Post Falls, ID, and his final years in the state of Washington, near the town of Ephrata. He was preceded in death by his... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »

Owedia Jewel Kittrell

Owedia Jewel Kittrell, 77, was born in Hubbard, Alabama, April 13, 1942. She died in Pensacola, FL on August 18, 2019, from cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ross Kittrell; her brother, John Aleck “Kit” Kittrell; and her son, infant Langley; and her cousin, Sam Kasl. She was a Respiratory Therapist for years as well as a “Nanny” for at least 28 children. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She enjoyed an active lifestyle as she loved working in her yard,... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »

Jimmy Karl Victor

Mr. Jimmy Karl Victor, age 69, of Atmore, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. He was a native of Perdido but lived most of his life in Atmore. Mr. Victor was a retired painter in the construction industry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Paul Victor and Sarah Long Victor. Mr. Victor is survived by three brothers, Johnny Victor of Flomaton, AL, Phillip Victor of Atmore, AL and Donnie Victor of Century, FL; and one sister, Sarah Criswell of McDavid, FL. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Johnson... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »

Rilla Maxine Bentley

Mrs. Rilla (Maxine) Bentley (née Bush) passed peacefully at her home in the early hours of August 19, 2019, in Pensacola, FL, at the age of 80. Maxine was born on March 25, 1939, in Georgiana, AL to Adell and Otis Bush. She was one of 13 children. She married Alfred (Tot) Bentley in 1956. Over a period of time, the couple welcomed two children into their home, Belinda and Mickey Bentley. Her children will remember her as a kind, gentle mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals in life. She retired from Kmart after 20... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »

Daniel Ray Haynes

Daniel Ray “Danny” Haynes, 67, of Pensacola, went to be with the Lord, on August 19, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Danny was born in Asheville, North Carolina on May 9, 1952. He graduated from Escambia High School in 1970. Danny retired from Chevron in 2016 after nearly 40 years in the offshore oil industry. He was a born again Christian and attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. Danny was an avid golfer and loved to bass fish. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Joy Haynes; a daughter, Misty... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »

Emma Joan Fillingim

Emma Joan Fillingim, 87 of Atmore, AL, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, in Atmore. She was retired from West Florida Hospital medical records department. She was born in Waukegan, IL on March 27, 1932, to the late Jesse L. and Alberta Rohrkaste Bealor, Sr. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Atmore, AL. Survivors include her husband, Raeburn Fillingim of Atmore; son, Walter Lamar (Charlotte D.) Fillingim of New Braunfels, TX; daughter, Karen Joan “Kitty” (Randy) Day of Atmore; brother, Jesse L.... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »

Clyde Tyler Creigthon, Jr.

Clyde Tyler Creigthon, Jr. passed from this life into the next on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the age of 77. He was born February 26, 1942, to the late Clyde Tyler Creighton, Sr. and Jean Chavers Creighton in Pensacola, Florida. He spent most of his life in Cottage Hill, Florida. He lived in Walnut Hill, Florida currently. He owned and operated Cantonment Feed and Supply from 1978 until 2003. He returned in 2010 and operated T&C Feed until 2016. He attended JM Tate High School and graduated in 1960. He was active in FFA... 

August 25, 2019 | Read more »