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Ruth Fraser Slay

Mrs. Ruth Fraser Slay, 89, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Mrs. Slay was a native of Detroit, MI and a resident of Daphne since 1971. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin C. Slay, Jr.; and a sister, Alice Fraser Russell. She is survived by her son, Charles E. Slay of Daphne; two daughters, Martha Moore Slay and Rosalyn Slay both of Daphne; one grandson, Mark C. (Karen) Moore of Daphne; and two great-grandsons, James Reilly Moore and Colston Slay Moore. Visitation will be Wednesday, July... 

July 26, 2016 | Read more »

Patricia Vaughan

Patricia (Tricia) Vaughan, 52, of Walnut Hill, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Atmore Community Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. Tricia was born in Atmore on October 21, 1963. She went to high school at Ernest Ward High School, where she met her future husband, Byron, and graduated in 1981. She and Byron were married in Walnut Hill Baptist Church on July 1, 1983. Byron and Tricia moved to Texas shortly after their marriage, but returned to Atmore after 20 years to open and run B & T’s Texas Style BBQ.... 

July 26, 2016 | Read more »

Eva Mae Locke Fuqua

Mrs. Eva Mae Locke Fuqua, 85, of Jay, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at her residence after a brief illness. She was a native of Westfield, FL and a former resident of McLellan, FL before moving to Jay. Mrs. Fuqua was a member of the McLellan Holiness Church. She was a retired pine tree nursery grader and a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Marshall (Fay) Fuqua of Baker, Earl (Phyllis) Fuqua of Brewton, Michael Wayne (Bobbie) Fuqua of Brewton; one sister, Annie Ruth Walthrip of Washington; four grandchildren; and... 

July 26, 2016 | Read more »

Wrecil Shehan

Mr. Wrecil “Bud” Shehan, 89, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Atmore. Mr. Shehan was a native of Lower Peach Tree, AL and a resident of Atmore for the past 75 years. He was a retired Police Captain with the Atmore Police Department with over 21 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, served two tours and received the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Posse. He helped various farmers and spent his life serving the public and helping people. He is preceded in death by his... 

July 26, 2016 | Read more »

Huey Clifton King

Huey Clifton King, 69, of Bradley Road Roberts Community in Brewton, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, in a Pensacola medical facility after a brief illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran having served during Vietnam. He was a retired mail carrier from the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Loretta Dubose King of Brewton; daughter, Lisa Pritchett of East Brewton; step-children, Greg Wilson of Atmore and Pam Dinkins... 

July 26, 2016 | Read more »

Gearldine Booker

Gearldine Booker, 84, of Cantonment, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016. She was born May 15, 1932, in Jay. Ms. Booker was a member of Assembly of God Church and served in the United States Army. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mary Warrick Booker; and her two brothers, Leonard and Willma Booker. She is survived by her brother, J.C. Booker; sister-in- law, Marvel Booker; sisters, Kayron Hall, Bernadine Harper and Miley Nims; brother-in- law, Frank Nims; and lots of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be... 

July 26, 2016 | Read more »

Carolyn Jean Hane Reeves

Carol went to be with her sunshine, David, on July 19, 2016, at the age of 57. Carol was born on May 19, 1959, in Columbus, OH to Nelson and Betty Harper. Carol moved with her family to Florida when she was a child. Carol attended Tate High School in Cantonment where she met David. Carol was your true country girl. She worked in the construction industry, loved to hunt, fish, sit on the river bank and watch Alabama football. She never wore make-up and loved her white t-shirts and anything with Alabama “ROLL TIDE” on it. A... 

July 26, 2016 | Read more »

Robert Lee Lambeth

Robert Lee “Bob” Lambeth, age 76 of Hwy 31 in Flomaton, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, in a Pensacola hospice facility after a brief illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton. Mr. Lambeth was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, a 1959 graduate of Flomaton High School, and was a retired pulp mill tech from Container Corporation of America with 39 years of service. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Hudson Lambeth of Flomaton;  one son, Darrell... 

July 19, 2016 | Read more »

Harold Quinton Wilson

Dr. Harold Quinton Wilson, 88, of Atmore, passed away July 16, 2016, in Bay Minette. He was born in Brantley, Alabama on January 28, 1928, to Otis and Elizabeth Wilson. He served in the United States Navy. He graduated from Kinston High School on May 24, 1946, and was inducted into the National Beta Club of the Kinston High School on April 7, 1944. Registry of Medical Technologist of American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Medical Technologist 1953. PhiBetaPi- Harold Wilson of Samson Alabama has been initiate by the Sigma Chapter... 

July 19, 2016 | Read more »

Robert Francis deGraaf, Sr.

Robert Francis deGraaf, Sr. passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the age of 78. Robert was born on May 25, 1938, in Robertsdale. He graduated from McGill High School in Mobile and he attended Southern Mississippi University for three years. He was a Quality Control Technician with Monsanto Company for 34 years before retiring in 1993. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, “tinkering” around the house and enjoying time with family. He was a member at Little Flower Catholic Church in Pensacola. He was preceded in death by... 

July 19, 2016 | Read more »

Thomas Richard Moore

Thomas Richard Moore, 68, of Cantonment, went home to the Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Survivors include his mother, Mary C. Tugwell; sister, Rhonda Moore Marvell of Newport, RI; two children, Gindy Lacey of Pensacola and Thomas R. Moore of Pensacola; two grandchildren, Skeila and Andrew; special nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Tommy was born December 13, 1947, in Pensacola to the late Avery D. Moore and Mary C. Tugwell. He served his country with bravery and determination and was part of the elite Green Berets.... 

July 19, 2016 | Read more »

Hubert Rolin

Mr. Hubert “Nub” Rolin, 72, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Poarch. Mr. Rolin was a native and lifelong resident of Poarch. He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, avid fisherman and hunter. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Fay Rolin; and daughter, Sonya Howard. He is survived by his six sons, Adam Bailey and Shane Bailey both of Goodway, AL, Bubba (Rhonda) Rolin and Mike (Sherry) Rolin, all of Atmore, Keith (Renee) Rolin of Bay Minette and Timmy (Sophia Green)... 

July 19, 2016 | Read more »

Willie Mae Blackmon

Mrs. Willie Mae Blackmon, 81, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, in Milton. Mrs. Blackmon was a native of Anniston, AL and had been a resident of Bay Minette for the past 40 years. Mrs. Blackmon attended Shady Grove Assembly of God, and was a member of Vision Ministries Church of God. She was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a receptionist at Blackmon Accounting and Insurance. She also was a retired clerk at the Circuit Clerks office in Bay Minette. She is preceded in death by husband of... 

July 19, 2016 | Read more »

Callie Estelle Taylor

Callie Estelle Taylor, 96, of Booneville, AL, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Atmore. She was born to the late Robert Asa and Belle Vaughn Johnson on July 30, 1919. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and loved cooking for everyone. She is preceded in death by her husband, Austin Taylor; son, Albert Austin Taylor; grandsons, Edwin Austin Taylor and Shannon Taylor; and great-grandsons, Matthew Baisden and Zachary Stockin. She is survived by her children,... 

July 19, 2016 | Read more »

Gerald Lee Van Luven

Gerald Lee Van Luven, 75, of Pensacola, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Gerald was born on October 29, 1940, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to the late Howard and Clarice Van Luven. He retired from the U. S. Navy and the U.S. Civil Service. Jerry’s heart and soul was entrenched in his military service and the love for his country. His 20 year span of service in the Navy included four tours in Vietnam and time on carrier ships. Jerry was also an outdoorsman and an avid fly fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents... 

July 17, 2016 | Read more »

Burbie M. Willett Comer

Burbie M. Willett Comer, 91 of Atmore, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Atmore. She was a retired nurses aid. She was born in Fayette, AL on February 13, 1925, to the late Randolph and Ida Pennington. She was a member of the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by husbands, Kenneth Willett and Charles Comer; and sons, Charles Pennington and Joseph Murphy. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Hyslop Demille and Betty Donohoe both of Atmore; one sister, Erdeal McGhee of Atmore; a host of grandchildren,... 

July 17, 2016 | Read more »

Thelma Lee Vasquez

Thelma Lee Vasquez was born on June 9,1941, and was called home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2016. She leaves behind her loving husband of  56 years, Jerry Cruz Vasquez; and her children, Phyllis Finney, Jerry Vasquez, Sue Ann Hall, Jeannie Omerza, Frankie Vasquez , Tony Vasquez, and Quinn Vasquez. In addition to her children she was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Her surviving siblings include, Joseph Nowling, Margaret Richardson, and Gracie Evans. Her pallbearers will be Tony Vasquez Jr., Randy... 

July 17, 2016 | Read more »

Robert Michael Molchanoff

Robert Michael Molchanoff, 84, of Molino, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at West Florida Hospital in hospice care.  He was born in Washington D.C.  He lived the first half of his life in Miami and the Florida Keys before moving his family to Molino. Robert was a man of strong morals and ethics, dedicated to his God, his family, and his work. He served in the Korean War and was vice president and president of banks in the Keys, Homestead, Pensacola and Milton and made several lifelong friends along the way. He loved teaching... 

July 14, 2016 | Read more »

Bonnie Faye White Coon

Bonnie Faye White Coon, 73 of Atmore, passed away July 8, 2016, in Atmore. She was born to the late Robert and Vivian Smith Little on April 23, 1943, in Lottie, AL. She was a charter member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church and owner of Diamond Gasoline Stations. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Roy W. White, Sr. and Buford Coon; brothers, Glenn Little, Winston Little and Bobby Little. She is survived by her children, Roy W. (Shelly) White, Jr., Tommy (Jennifer) White, and Mitch (Gina) White, all of Atmore,... 

July 13, 2016 | Read more »

James Vernon Phillips

Mr. James Vernon Phillips, 75, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, in Atmore. Mr. Phillips was a native and lifelong resident of Walnut Hill. He was retired from Monsanto with 36 ½ years of service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardner. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and he loved his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Virgie Phillips; and brother, Junior Phillips. He is survived by his wife of 43 ½ years, June Phillips of Walnut Hill; two sons, James Shannon Phillips of Walnut Hill... 

July 13, 2016 | Read more »

Anna Marie Gilbert

Anna was born in Pensacola on February 18, 1988. Anna passed away on July 7, 2016, at the age of 28 after many years of a physical battle with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Annabelle was a very pretty little girl and hid her suffering well through her pretty face and big beautiful smiling eyes. She is preceded in death by her grandpa, Elden Dean Peterson; and papa, John Thomas (Tommy) Oglesby. Anna has moved on to a happy place in heaven to reunite with her dearly missed papa (Tommy). She is survived and will be deeply missed... 

July 13, 2016 | Read more »

Robert Harold Sells

Mr. Robert Harold Sells, 66, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Poarch, Alabama. Mr. Sells was a native of Atmore and resident of Poarch for most of his life. He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the Poarch Community Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Roberta Sells; two brothers, Jason Sells and Dewitt Sells; and one sister, Annie Bell Ellison. He is survived by his son, Jordan Cooper of Brewton; four brothers, Garvis (Catherine) Sells, Tony Sells, Julius (Tonya) Sells and Jerry... 

July 13, 2016 | Read more »

Kayellen Dobson

Ms. Kayellen Dobson, age 66, of  Jay, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in a Pensacola hospice facility after an extended illness. She was a native of El Paso, Texas and a long time resident of Jay. Ms. Kayellen was a member of the Flomaton Church of Christ and a retired elementary school teacher from the Jay public school system with 26 years of service. She was named Teacher of the Year for Santa Rosa County in 1996 . She is survived by two brothers, Gary (Patsy) Dobson of Columbia, SC, Rick (Jenny) Lowery of Jay; one sister,... 

July 13, 2016 | Read more »

Billy Glenn Watford

Billy Glenn Watford, 64 of Atmore, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, in Atmore. He was born in Atmore on July 25, 1951, to the late Carl William and Audrey Inez Sims Watford. He worked for Watford and Sons Inc, for many years, and was currently employed by U.S. Security Associates, Inc. He is preceded in death by siblings, Carl Ladon Watford and Kathy Watford Gaffney. Survivors include his daughter, Carla Shane (Mark) Ward of Dublin, GA; one brother, David Edward (Gaile) Watford of Fayetteville, GA; grandchildren, Blake Ward,... 

July 13, 2016 | Read more »

WL Bray

WL Bray, 78, of the Berrydale community, north of Milton, Florida, died Monday, July 4, 2016, following an extended battle with liver cancer. WL was born September 20, 1937, in Pensacola, to William Berlon “Buddy” Bray and Mary Ann Silvia Bray, who later married Guy Blackburn, all deceased. After graduating Tate High in 1955, he and his cousins by marriage, Melvin and Ray McGhee, joined the Army and he and Melvin proudly served this country for 18 long, hard months in war-torn Korea, before he returned to Ft Polk, Louisiana,... 

July 10, 2016 | Read more »