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Donna Dodge Tyree

Donna Dodge Tyree, born February 3, 1947, in Watertown, NY, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of July 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Donna loved to enjoy life to the fullest. She loved to play cards (and cheat), dance, travel, watch movies, and spoil her grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted wife, amazing mother, nana, sister, and friend. Donna was an active member of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church in McDavid. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Tyree. She is survived... 

July 29, 2015 | Read more »

Bernice Grace Gipson

Bernice Grace Gipson, 87 of Walnut Hill, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her residence. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills as a seamstress. She was born in Gateswood, AL to the late John P. and Lula Bell Young Ward. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jackson “Gip” Henry Gipson. Survivors include one son, Bro. Joe (Sylvia) Gipson; two daughters, Judy (Donald) Lambert and Sue (Steve) Byrd, all of Walnut Hill; nine grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be Sunday,... 

July 29, 2015 | Read more »

Pamela Hulbert Dannelly

Pamela Hulbert Dannelly, 68, was born on February 16, 1947 in Pensacola, FL to Herbert and Janice Hulbert. Pam grew up in Pensacola, graduated from Pensacola High School in 1965 and attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL where she received her Bachelor of Music degree. She married William A. (Bill) Dannelly in 1969 and had two sons, William Christopher and Jeffrey Allen. Pam taught at Pensacola Liberal Arts for two years and went on to excel at teaching chorus at Ransom Middle School in Escambia County. During... 

July 29, 2015 | Read more »

Jo Ann Joyce

Jo Ann Joyce, 77, went home to be with the Lord, July 27, 2015. Jo Ann was born August 25, 1937, in Evergreen, AL to the late Gertrude and Zell Potts. The family moved to Pensacola when she was at a young age and she has lived here most of her life. Jo Ann is a born again Christian, King James Bible believer and a member of Charity Baptist Church. She is now in Heaven with her many loved ones and friends, especially her Christian mentor and sister in Christ, Mary Sims. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lamar Potts;... 

July 28, 2015 | Read more »

Mary Vaughn Simpson

Our mother was born November 7, 1923, in Molino. She passed to her heavenly home on July 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was a lifelong member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and William Vaughn; son, Billy L. Simpson; three sisters, Bette Luth, Leslie Geranson, and Emma Ruth Churchill; and one brother, Melvin Vaughn. Mom is survived by two sons, Michael (Shirley) Ghiorso and Fred (Diane) Ghiorso; two daughters, Kim (James) Freeman and Peggy (Michael)... 

July 28, 2015 | Read more »

Christine Jones Harris

Christine Jones Harris entered into God’s arms on Sunday, July 19, 2015. She was born in Biloxi, MS on May 5, 1962. She was 53 years old. Chris attended Tate High School in Gonzales, FL, graduated from Northview High School in Dothan, AL and from Wallace Community College in Dothan. She attended University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was a retired legal secretary/paralegal, spending most of her career in Baton Rouge, LA. Chris was a loyal, loving daughter, sister and mother. She enjoyed spending time with her aunts,... 

July 27, 2015 | Read more »

Lois “Voncile” Stewart

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Voncile went to be with the love of her life Randolph. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Stewart; son, Lloyd Stewart; parents, Joe and Birdie McCrory; two sisters; and five brothers. Voncile is survived by four daughters, Lois (Tommy) Crutchfield, Essie (Walter) Boswell, Linda Armentor, and Liz (Tommy) Graham; two sons, Robert Stewart and Lee (Rose) Stewart; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral... 

July 27, 2015 | Read more »

John Gregory Bowman

John Gregory Bowman (Greg) of Molino, passed away on July 23, 2015, at 57 years young. He was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina to John and Louise Bowman of Molino. Greg enjoyed the outdoors whether he was in the woods hunting with his daddy, on the beach fishing or surfing, or on the river fishing. He was an avid Alabama fan. Greg enjoyed a long career as a welder. He loved his son, Jacob, from the moment he was born until the day he went to be with the Lord. He is preceded in death by his father John R. Bowman. He is survived... 

July 27, 2015 | Read more »

Judson Dean

Mr. Judson Dean, age 91, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his Flomaton residence. Mr. Dean was born in Evergreen, Alabama and had been a resident of Flomaton since 1947, coming from Atmore. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated the Western Auto store in Flomaton for a number of years. Mr. Dean was a long time member of Flomaton First Baptist church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Dean. He is survived by two sons, Wayne Allen (Gay Dyees-Dean) of Atlanta,... 

July 27, 2015 | Read more »

Edith Imogene “Jean” Purvis

Jean was born February 6, 1939, in Excel, Alabama to Charles R. and Ida M. Jordan. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was the sunshine of our family. She loved working in the yard and grew beautiful flowers. She was a great cook and loved to sew and paint ceramics. She was loved by all who knew her and always greeted you with a smile. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Molino. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter,... 

July 27, 2015 | Read more »

Virginia McKelvain

All of Heaven is celebrating the arrival of another precious saint of God! Mary Virginia Steadham McKelvain passed away after a brief illness in Escambia County, Florida on July 24, 2015. She was born on July 9, 1935 and turned 80 years old just a few days before her passing. Ms. Virginia was a lifelong resident of Jay and a member of Cornerstone Christian Church of Jay. Many loved ones are in Heaven to greet her, but most importantly she is face to face with the one she wanted to see the most; her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.... 

July 27, 2015 | Read more »

Fred Harold Allen, Sr.

Fred Harold Allen, Sr., age 83, of Cantonment, passed away at home on Thursday, July 23, 2015. He was born October 5, 1931 in Mobile. After graduating from Murphy High School in Mobile in 1949, he worked his way through college, earning a degree in chemical engineering from The Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1955. While still in school, Fred joined the National Guard and was activated to serve in the Korean War. He married Patsy Templin, also of Mobile, in 1956 and they moved to Pensacola after he accepted... 

July 26, 2015 | Read more »

Della Godwin

Mrs. Della Godwin, 103, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Century. Mrs. Godwin was a native of Jay and a resident of Century  for most of her life. Mrs. Godwin worked (retired) at St. Regis Paper Company in the Bag Plant Department and she worked as a babysitter. She is preceded in death by her parents, W.D. & Annie Griffis; husband, William L. Godwin; son, William S. Godwin; seven brothers and two sisters. Survivors include her son, Ronnie (Jeanne) Griffis of Mississippi; two sisters, Veda Mae Welch of Pineview... 

July 24, 2015 | Read more »

James “Jimbo” Martin

James “Jimbo” Martin, age 62, of Jay, passed away on July 15, 2015. He was a people person and never met a stranger. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and a friend to those that knew him. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bernice Martin. Jimbo is survived by his children, Jason (Melissa) Martin, Josh Martin and Jenifer (Eddy) Higginbothem; five grandchildren, Dusten Martin, Kaelyn Martin, Ceanna Martin, Robby Higginbothem and Nichole Martin; and one brother, Mark (Lynda) Martin. A... 

July 22, 2015 | Read more »

Betty Joyce Bridges

Mrs. Betty Joyce Bridges, 68, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Atmore. Mrs. Bridges was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. Mrs. Bridges loved gardening. She was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and was of the Holiness Faith. She is preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, George Bridges; and mother, Reva McGhee. Survivors include her son, Robin Jay of Atmore; her daughter, Kelly (Jay) Milstid of Stockton, AL; five grandchildren, Carter Overstreet, Ethan Powell, Skylyn Milstid, Chason Jay and Ashley... 

July 22, 2015 | Read more »

Martha W. White

Martha W. White, 80, of Atmore, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, in Pensacola. She was a homemaker. She was born in Flomaton on December 23, 1934, to the late Joseph and Martha Odom White. She was a member of Little Escambia Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford G. White. Survivors include her two sons, Randy G. (Rosemary) White of Eufula, AL, and Robert Keith (Alice) White of Canoe; one brother, Tom (Lois) White of Cantonment; two grandchildren, David (Heather) White and Mark (Alisia) White; and... 

July 22, 2015 | Read more »

Margaret Ann Beasley

Margaret Ann Beasley,75, of Spanish Fort, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015, in Fairhope. She was a retired bookkeeper as of 2002 from Waller, Crook and Jones. She was born in Andalusia, AL on October 13, 1939, to the late King David and Evelyn Lanier Cotton. She attended Atmore First Assembly of God Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, William ‘Buster” Beasley; granddaughter, Brittany Donovan; one sister, Mabel Edmiston; and step-daughter, Mary Godwin. Survivors include her daughters: Leigh Ann (Wesley) Pennington... 

July 20, 2015 | Read more »

Roy Johnson

Roy Johnson, 64, of McDavid, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Roy grew up in Pensacola near Sanders Beach where he enjoyed his childhood fishing, swimming and being a boy. He went to Pensacola Tech, served in the U.S. Army and loved Mopars. He spent a lot of time in his barn restoring a 1950 Dodge pick-up with the help of many friends. He loved his family and friends dearly. He will be missed greatly by his wife, children and grandchildren. Keep on truckin’ Mopars to you! Thanks for the memories. We love you. He is preceded... 

July 20, 2015 | Read more »

Pauline White Byrd

Pauline White Byrd, 95, of Atmore, passed away on July 16, 2015, at Atmore Community Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Atmore and a member of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold Byrd; her parents, John and Stella White; great-granddaughter Brooke Blackwell; two sisters, Leona (Horace) Jones and Carlie (Buford) Wiggins; and one brother, Cecil White. Mrs. Byrd is survived by her two daughters, Joe Ann (Douglas) Blackwell of Uriah and Shelia (Norman) Rogers of Atmore;... 

July 18, 2015 | Read more »

Richard Nicholas Mihalik

Richard Nicholas Mihalik, 68, of Cantonment, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late George and Clara Mihalik. Richard married Brenda Joyce Malone of Cantonment on Valentine’s Day, Februray 14, 1975. He proudly served three tours in Vietnam. He traveled extensively while serving as a ships serviceman on carriers and destroyers. He retired with 21 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy and 22 years with Civil Service as an Education Technician at DANTES Saufley Field. He was preceded... 

July 18, 2015 | Read more »

Norman Roscoe Byrd

Norman Roscoe Byrd, 91, of Pensacola, was called home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2015. He passed away peacefully while holding Kate’s hand, his wife of 65 years. A man of few words with a passion for God, his country, and especially his family, he made many sacrifices in life to secure their well-being. His dry sense of humor, wisdom, and love will forever be cherished by the loved ones he left behind. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie S. and Ida Bessie Byrd; and by his sister, Naomi Shaw. He... 

July 18, 2015 | Read more »

Infant Gabriella Lynn Casey

Infant Gabriella Lynn Casey of Atmore, passed away July 14, 2015, in Mobile. She is survived by her parents, Colton Casey and Anna Presley; grandparents, Debra Presley and the late Eddie Presley, Jerry Casey, all of Atmore;  great-grandparents, James and Jackie Presley, Lillie Casey, Loyce Strawbridge and the late Ronland Strawbridge all of Atmore; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Nokomis Baptist Cemetery with Bro. James Hill officiating. Johnson-Quimby... 

July 18, 2015 | Read more »

Charles F. Adams, Sr.

Charles F. Adams, Sr. was born on October 31, 1928, in Canton, Ohio. Charles was a loving and nurturing soul who was devoted to his family. His greatest enjoyment was to watch his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. He was a devoted Christian and a member of the Lawton Street Baptist Church. He was a great inspiration and well respected man. Charles is survived by his wife, Wilma J. Adams; son, Charles A. Adams; daughter, Kathy (Randy) Holloway, of  Georgia; granddaughter, Wilma (James) Lumpkins; grandsons, Charles... 

July 18, 2015 | Read more »

Lois A. “Coot” Gibson

Lois A. “Coot” Gibson, 89 of Walnut Hill, passed away July 15, 2015, at her residence. She was born in Escambia County, FL, on December 2, 1925, to the late Otis and Vera Melvin Agerton. She was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband A. L. “ Jack” Gibson. She is survived by her children, Joan Gibson and James L. “Buddy” Gibson both of Walnut Hill; one brother, Edward (Ann) Agerton of Oak Grove; four grandchildren, Donnie (Katie) Gibson, Sandra Gibson (Jay) Chimento,... 

July 15, 2015 | Read more »

Freida Margene Allen

Freida Margene Allen, 58, of Molino, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was a loving wife and mother who will be missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Jeanette McCrory of Cantonment. Freida is survived by her husband, Larry Allen of Molino; her children, Rodney (Carol) Allen of Cantonment and Dale (Joan) Allen of Tampa; grandchildren, Gracie and Brady of Cantonment and Justine of Tampa; and siblings, Carolyn of Cantonment, Theresa of Arlington, TX, Wayne of Cantonment and Marilyn of Cantonment. Funeral... 

July 14, 2015 | Read more »