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Andrew Jackson Beck

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Beck, 78 of Davisville, FL passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Atmore, AL. He was born in Davisville, FL on October 26, 1938, to the late Andrew Franklin and Mable Marie Dove Beck. He was a retired First Sergeant with the Army National Guard (Company A 711 Signal Battalion). He was a barber for many years, and started at the OK Barber Shop and then later worked part time at Elite Barber Shop. He was a Past Master of Carney Lodge and a Mason for 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Sue Amos... 

March 25, 2017 | Read more »

Jean Soloman

Mrs. Jean Solomon, 79, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, in Davisville, Florida. Mrs. Solomon was a native of Walnut Hill, FL and has resided in Davisville, FL most of her life. She attended the Eastside Assembly of God. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dovie B. Phillips and Lillie Williams Phillips; three brothers, Davie L. Phillips, Willard C. Phillips and Clarence W. Phillips; and two sisters, Emma Lee Reynolds and Merlene Sowell. She is survived by her husband, Merrill “Tommy” Solomon of Davisville, FL; one... 

March 25, 2017 | Read more »

Theodore Sherman Covan

Mr. Theodore ‘Ted’ Sherman Covan, age 83 of Century, FL passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, at his home. Mr. Covan was a native and lifelong member of the Century community. He was a United States Air Force veteran where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal Clasp and the Army Occupational Medal. During his working years, he worked for Penrod Drilling as a tool pusher. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Jerrianne Covan of Century, FL; son, Christopher Shane (Allison) Covan... 

March 25, 2017 | Read more »

Josephine Miller

Josephine Miller, 75, resident of Pensacola, FL passed peacefully in her sleep March 20, 2017, the first day of spring and of rebirth. Jo was the loving wife of Harry T. Miller for 46 exciting years. She was a mother of six whom all adored her. She was an exceptional woman in so many ways. Filled with tenderness, grace, compassion and love, her life was the model for her chosen profession in nursing. Jo selected nursing home care as her 30-year career and touched many lives caring for the needs of those at the end of their earthly... 

March 25, 2017 | Read more »

Clara Mae Burgess Cook

Clara Mae (Burgess) Cook was born in Hilbert, AL on December 31, 1934, to Handy and Sadie (Bell) Burgess, Sr. She was one of eight children. In her early years Clara attended Jehovah Lutheran Church and School for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. She was also a caregiver, nursing assistant and volunteer with the Council on Aging. Clara also volunteered at McArthur Elementary School where she was the class Grannie. She enjoyed her time there as she loved to make people smile, especially children. Clara married Bernard Cook Sr. on June... 

March 25, 2017 | Read more »

Julia Ann McGhee Stacey

Julia Ann McGhee Stacey, 74 of Atmore, AL, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at her residence. She was a die operator at Masland Carpets. She was born in Atmore, AL on May 14, 1942, to the late Doris M. “Buck” and Lunie Mae Presley McGhee. She was a member of Poarch Community Church, and a member of Poarch Band of Creek Indians. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Stacey; sisters, Hattie Mae McGhee and Francis Robbins; brothers, John A. McGhee and Clifton McGhee. Survivors include her children, Juliette... 

March 21, 2017 | Read more »

Myron (Blondie) Hilburn Stanton

Myron (Blondie) Hilburn Stanton, age 68, moved on to eternal life at her home Friday, March 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born December 29, 1948. She grew up in Pensacola and loved the beach. She dearly loved her family, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. She served many years as a park volunteer at Fort Pickens and Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. Myron enjoyed doing taxidermy and all kinds of crafts. Myron is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillian Hilburn; and father and mother-in-law,... 

March 21, 2017 | Read more »

Betty Lou Carnley Hanks

Mrs. Betty Lou Carnley Hanks, 75, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, in Century, Florida. Mrs. Hanks was a native and lifelong resident of Jay, Florida. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and never met a stranger. She was a member of the Ebenezer Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Cozette Hanks and daughter, Angie Hanks Nelson. She is survived by her son, Matt (Samantha) Hanks of Flomaton, AL; four brothers, Clarence (Minnie) Carnley of Pace, FL, Leon (Barbara) Carnley of Jay, FL, Melvin (Audrey)... 

March 20, 2017 | Read more »

Timmy Danny White

Mr. Timmy Danny White, 52, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, in Bay Minette, Alabama. Mr. White was a native and lifelong resident of Bay Minette, Alabama. He was a member of the Full Power Holiness Church. He is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley White and his first wife, Jacquelin Michelle Boatwright White. He is survived by his father, Malcolm V. White of Bay Minette, AL; wife, Janella White of Bay Minette, AL; two sons, T.J. (Jessica) White of Bay Minette, AL and A.J. (Emily) Gardner of Bay Minette, AL; four daughters,... 

March 15, 2017 | Read more »

Melbus Irene Rayborn Roberts

Mrs. Melbus Irene Rayborn Roberts, 81, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, in Mobile, Alabama. Mrs. Roberts was a native of Bay Minette , AL and a resident of Atmore, AL for most of her life. She retired from Vanity Fair with 20 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband, Erby Lee Roberts; a son, Brent E. Roberts; daughter, Marilyn F. Parker; two sisters; two brothers; and son-in-law, Lawrence Capers. She is survived by one son, Darrell (Karen) Roberts of Ozark, MO; two daughters, Lettie Marie Capers of Gonzales,... 

March 15, 2017 | Read more »

Joseph Hugh Whittington

Mr. Joseph Hugh Whittington, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Jay, Florida. Mr. Whittington was a native of Paragould, AR, former resident of Pensacola, FL and has resided in Byrneville, FL since 1993. He was a member of the VFW, NRA and Mason. He was retired with the US Navy Reserve and Naval Air Station with 45 years of service. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Lee Whittington, sister, Virginia Nell Daniel and brother, Dr. John Whittington. He is survived by his wife, Alice Bush Whittington of... 

March 13, 2017 | Read more »

Alfred Victor Emmanuel O’Connor

Alfred Victor Emmanuel O’Connor, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, and loved of all things outdoors. He had a green thumb like no other. He never met a person who he couldn’t talk to. He was a simple humble man that was love by so many. Born in Bay Minette, Alabama, On February 12, 1927. He was the 4 th born child to Ester and Vincent O’Connor. He was a War World II and Korean War Veteran, with a love of country as much as his family.... 

March 13, 2017 | Read more »

Richard Adam White

Richard Adam White, 38 of Perdido, AL, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Baldwin County, AL. He was employed in construction as a painter. He was born in Pensacola, FL on May 5, 1978, to Richard D. and Virginia Inez Neal White. He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Inez Neal. Survivors include his father, Richard D. White of Perdido, AL; two daughters, Kally White of Cantonment, FL and Daelyn Lee Fine of Perdido, AL; one brother, Daniel Wayne (April) White of Bratt, FL; nieces Savannah and Addison; nephew, Brayson... 

March 12, 2017 | Read more »

Alvis Respress

Alvis Respress, 92, of Atmore, AL passed away, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Atmore. He was born on September 23, 1924, to the late Daniel Alvin and Hattie Brake Respress in Darlington, FL. He was a Staff Sgt in the U.S. Army during WWII. After WWII he was employed at St.Regis Paper Company; was an engineer for L&N Railroad and was also a farmer. He was of Baptist faith and a member of Huxford Lodge and Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Albert, Amon, Elzie, Edmon and... 

March 11, 2017 | Read more »

Mattie Ruth Bailey

Mattie Ruth “Maw Maw” Bailey, 89, of Canoe, AL, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at her residence. She was a homemaker. She was born on February 7, 1928, in Brewton, AL to Charlie and Sallie Tarleton Booth. She was a member of Moyeville Baptist Church and attended First Baptist Church of Canoe. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raleigh O’Neal Bailey; a son, Charles O’Neal Bailey; infant granddaughter, Megan Bailey; infant great-granddaughter, Ashley Abbott; and her seven brothers and five sisters. She... 

March 11, 2017 | Read more »

Lisa Cathleen “Cathy” Rives

Lisa Cathleen “Cathy” Rives peacefully transitioned into Eternity on Thursday March 7, 2017, at her home in Cantonment. She was preceded in death by her husband Reginald Rives, her father James W. Kittrell, her sister Merle Kittrell and her brother James D. Kittrell. She is survived by her mother Lorraine Kittrell Peacock, step father Fred Peacock, sisters Cindy Weaver and Debbie Holliman, daughter Crystal Jackson (Gabe), grandchildren Alyssa and Austin Jackson, and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family... 

March 8, 2017 | Read more »

Wilbur Alfred Levins

Mr. Wilbur Alfred Levins, age 78 of Century, FL, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home. Mr. Levins was born in Century, FL, and spent his lifetime there where he worked for Pen Rod Oil Company as a deckhand. He was a member of Byrneville United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Medlock Levins; son, David Alfred Levins; daughter, Sherry Louise Pittman, and mother, Hazel Bolen. He is survived by his sons, Gary Allen Levins of Jay, FL and Steven (Edie) Levins of Coosada, AL; daughter,... 

March 8, 2017 | Read more »

William Jason Chandler

Mr. William Jason Chandler, 40, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, in Andalusia, Alabama. Mr. Chandler was a native of Excel, AL, former resident of Monroeville, AL and has resided in Andalusia, AL for the past year and a half. Mr. Chandler was artistic, never met a stranger, loved by everyone and loved life. He is survived by his father, Doug Chandler of Monroeville, AL; mother, Edna Wiggins of Brewton, AL; two brothers, J.P. (Jessica) Chandler of Excel, AL and Nicky (Deanna) Bass of Pace, FL; five sisters, Gina (Donnie)... 

March 8, 2017 | Read more »

Bill Hadley

Mr. Bill “Billy Joe Wild Bill” Hadley, 58 passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Perdido, Alabama. Mr. Hadley was a native and lifelong resident of Perdido, AL. Mr. Hadley lived his life to the fullest the way he wanted to. He is preceded in death by his parents, Obbie and Louise Hadley; and a son, Christopher Obie Hadley. He is survived by one daughter, Crystal Lester of Excel, AL; two brothers, Danny Hadley of Perdido, AL and Randy Hadley of Perdido, AL; two sisters, Evon Hasting of Bay Minette, AL and Elaine Hadley... 

March 7, 2017 | Read more »

Thomas B. Wesley

Thomas B. Wesley, age 80, of Molino, FL, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born on June 29, 1936, in Pensacola. Tom served in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department after 25 years of service. He always said he had a calling for public service, and law enforcement greatly fulfilled him. He loved his career and remained dear friends with many of his fellow officers. After retirement he became an expert woodworker, making lots of handcrafted toys and furniture... 

March 3, 2017 | Read more »

Grace Louise Smith Sliger

Grace Louise Smith Sliger entered the gates of Heaven on February 28, 2017 in Pensacola, FL. She was born on March 29, 1929 in Lexington, SC and married Ken Sliger on August 16, 1949. Louise’s purpose was to honor God, assist her husband in ministry and introduce her four children to a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. She was a talented soloist, inspiring and blessing the hearts of all who heard her sing. Louise never complained about any hardship, physical pain, or uncertainty. She lived her life scripture that says,... 

March 3, 2017 | Read more »

Debra Jean Howell

Debra Jean Howell, 59, passed away February 25, 2017, to be reunited with the Lord. She was born in Marianna, FL, July 18, 1957, and has lived her entire life in Pensacola, since she was one week old. Debbie was adventurous. She loved to travel and being outdoors, especially on the water. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Debbie was a member of the Krewe Da Ya Ya’s, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was strong, loving, loyal and an inspiration to all. She was preceded in death by her father, David... 

March 2, 2017 | Read more »

Kenneth Franklin Milstead

On February 26, 2017, Kenny Milstead passed away after a lengthy illness. Kenny was born on March 15, 1970, in Pensacola, FL. He is the son of Vincent and Karen Milstead. He graduated from Pace High School and the University of West Florida with a BA degree. Kenny worked as a master esthetician for many high end spas in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and New York City. After living in the big cities, he wanted to move back home to be with his family, friends and the beach that he loved. He always had a ready smile for everyone... 

February 27, 2017 | Read more »

Richard William Freisinger

Richard William Freisinger of Molino, died Saturday, February 25, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 18, 1930, to Peter and Anna Gindl Freisinger and moved with his parents to Escambia County when he was seven years old. Mr. Freisinger was of the Baptist faith and a faithful worshiper at Highland Baptist Church in Molino. He served his country in the U. S. Navy. He began his career at Chemstrand (Monsanto) in the chemical laboratory. He was active in civic activities and natural resource endeavors with membership... 

February 26, 2017 | Read more »

Harold McElhaney

Mr. Harold McElhaney, 75, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. McElhaney was a native and former resident of Bratt, FL and had resided in Atmore, AL most of his life. He was the owner and operator of Wayside Grocery for 27 years, an expert fisherman and avid Alabama fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey McElhaney and Vira Hadley. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Peggy Couch of Atmore, AL: four step-sons, Aubrey (Natasha) Rolin of Atmore, AL, Johnny Steadham of Atmore, AL, Bryan... 

February 26, 2017 | Read more »