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Mary Frances Sparks Shamburger

Mary Frances Sparks Shamburger, 72, went to her eternal home on Nov. 29, 2016. She was born in Century, Fla., to the late James and Mildred Sparks. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Rayleen Shamburger Scott. She leaves to cherish her memory Ray (Rayford) Shamburger, her husband of 43 years; her sister, Peggy Sparks Skipper (Arnold); brother-in-law, Ken Scott; and several nieces and nephews. Fran graduated high school in Flomaton, Ala. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Livingston... 

December 1, 2016 | Read more »

Randy Dale Gehman

Randy Dale Gehman, 59, of Akron, PA, went home to be with Jesus on November 22, 2016 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dale was the loving husband of Darlene Horst Gehman for 34 years. He was the devoted father of Mathew Dale, husband of Linda Welch Gehman, Yangon, Myanmar; Sarah, wife of Simeon Beatty, Akron, PA; Hannah, wife of Ovidiu Gabor, Lititz, PA; Abigail, wife of Jerry Allgyer, Stevens, PA; and grandpa to Eliana and Katelyn Gehman and Mihai Gabor. He was born in Carlisle, PA and was the son of Martin... 

November 28, 2016 | Read more »

James Arnold Steadham

Mr. James Arnold Steadham, 80, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in Pensacola, FL. Mr. Steadham was a native of Blacksher, AL, former resident of Shelby, NC and has resided in Cantonment, FL since 1997. Mr. Steadham was a retired from the United States Marine Corps with 20 years of service, Veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam. He was an inventor, fabricator, certified welder, farmer and gardener. He is preceded in death by his wife, Meveric Fay Steadham; son, James “Jimmy” Steadham; daughter, Yvonne Steadham;... 

November 28, 2016 | Read more »

Bryant Thomas Cooper

Bryant “Coop” Cooper, 19, of Jay, died Friday, November 25, 2016, in the Children’s Hospital of Sacred Heart in Pensacola. He was a Georgia peach born February 23, 1997 at Henry General Hospital in McDonough, GA. Bratt would eventually become his home where he knew everyone’s name. Bryant was chosen Monday, October 27, 2014, to drop everything he knew about the world he lived in and the life he loved so dearly, to go on a journey many experience, but only few understand-especially for children. Bryant fought Stage 4 Neuroendocrine... 

November 27, 2016 | Read more »

William King Sharp

William King Sharp (Pete, Bill) passed away November 24, 2016. He was born in McAllen, Texas on June 14, 1942 to A.B. Sharp and Joyce Church, who both preceded him in death. He was in the Army during the Vietnam War then became a successful homebuilder in Houston for many years until he retired and moved to Pensacola in 2005. He loved to cook, laugh and be full of mischief. We will miss all the fun we had with him and all the many things he helped us do. Pete (Bill) is survived by his wife of 36 years, Susan, his children,... 

November 27, 2016 | Read more »

Green “Frank” Nims

Green Franklin Nims, of Cantonment, Fl, age 82, passed away on November 16, 2016. He was born on July 12, 1934, in Poarch, Alabama to the late Walter Greenberry and Tura Hall Nims. Frank proudly served 2 years in the United States Navy and 10 years in the Navy Reserves. He retired from Monsanto after 31 years of service. Frank was an avid Alabama Football fan and he enjoyed working in his yard. What he cherished most was watching his grandchildren participate in various sporting events. He was preceded in death by his parents,... 

November 18, 2016 | Read more »

Nancy Jo Vickery

Nancy Jo Vickery, 78, of Cantonment, FL, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was a longtime member of Cottage Hill Baptist Church. Nancy was an avid bowler, loved gardening and yard sales. She is preceded in death by her husband, W.L. ‘Red” Vickery; son, Randy Vickery; and her father, E.T. Pledger, Jr. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Vickery; daughters, Janice (Tony) Chason, Sheila (Ron) Adams and Brandi Bell; mother, Neta Bell Shelton Pledger; grandchildren, Mikey, Dale, Jennifer, Michelle, Jeffery, Daniel and... 

November 18, 2016 | Read more »

Joseph Hatcher

Mr. Joseph “Jake” Hatcher, Jr., 66, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in Atmore, Alabama. Mr. Hatcher was a native and former resident of Pensacola, FL and had resided in Atmore, AL since 1992. He was a member of the IBEW Union of Pensacola, former Mason, Shriner and was an avid drag racer. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Betty Hatcher. He is survived by his wife, Shelby Chavers Hatcher of Atmore, AL; one son, Joseph Crawford “Jody” (Kim) Hatcher, III of Pace, FL;... 

November 18, 2016 | Read more »

Jean Therese Owens

Jean Therese Owens, 87, of Cantonment, FL, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas B. Owens; her parents, John and Hazel Marshall; grandson, Eric Crowley; and her sister, Ruth Madden. She is survived by her sons, Paul Douglas (Pat) Owens and David Owens; daughter, Lisa Owens; granddaughters, Selena (Robert) Arnold of Navarre, FL, Kristena Owens of Panama City, FL and Melody Owens; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral... 

November 18, 2016 | Read more »

Deborah Flowers Digmon

Mrs. Deborah Flowers Digmon, 60, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in Hampton, GA. She was born on December 15, 1955, to the late C.W. “Tobe” and Zelma Flowers. Mrs. Digmon was a native of Atmore, Alabama and had been living in Georgia for the past 20 years. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Glenn Digmon; her parents; three brothers, Edward Flowers, James Flowers, and Curtis Flowers; and three... 

November 18, 2016 | Read more »

Julia Diane Ballard

Beloved wife, mother, sister, cousin, aunt and friend Diane left our world to join the Lord on Sunday, November 13, 2016, after many long years of illness. She is preceded by her  mother and father, Peggy and James Nobles. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jim Ballard; son, Ryan Ballard; daughter, Amy Carmona; nine grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Jamie and Steve Dennis; her nieces, Kelly Dennis and Kristine Moore; Carolyn Nobles, her aunt, as well as many cousins and lifelong friends. Diane loved to cook... 

November 18, 2016 | Read more »

Phillip Roger Bryant

Phillip Roger Bryant, of Cantonment, age 53, was called home November 3, 1916. He was born June 18, 1963, in Lucedale, MS, to the late Louia and Marilyn Joyce Bryant. Phillip was a proud graduate of Tate High School. He worked for over 17 years at Armstrong World Industries, and previously at Westinghouse. Phillip was happiest when riding his motorcycle or on an adventure in the mountains. He was baptized at The First Baptist Church of Cantonment and was a member of Highland Baptist Church. Phillip was a 32nd degree Master Mason... 

November 10, 2016 | Read more »

Eric Leon Rolin

Mr. Eric Leon Rolin, 46, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, in Booneville, Alabama. Mr. Rolin was a native of Poarch, AL and a resident of Booneville, AL for most of his life. Mr. Rolin loved farming, was a truck driver and a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence Lee Rolin; grandparents, Woodrow and Estle Rolin; grandfather, Milton Sells; nephew, Ethan Warden; and two uncles, Melvin Sells and Van Sells. He is survived by his mother, Hattie Sells Knowles of Poarch,... 

November 10, 2016 | Read more »

Georgie Mae Kyles Showers

Georgie Mae Kyles Showers was born on March 11, 1927, in Franklin, Alabama to the late Adam and Nancy Kyles, Ur. She attended school in Franklin, Alabama. She was a homemaker but also worked at KFC and did child care. She was a member of Bethel AFM Church of God for over 60 years. Mother Showers loved her family, church and friends. On October 8, 2016, Mother Showers found eternal peace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Showers; son, Robert Lee Kyles; and, daughter, Debra Ann Fountain. She leaves to cherish... 

November 10, 2016 | Read more »

Jesse Sewell Stanton

Jesse Sewell Stanton, 87 of Atmore, AL, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016, in Atmore, AL. He was a retired farmer, born on December 16, 1928, in Atmore to the late Jesse and Pauline “Polly” Sewell Stanton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart and 3 Bronze Stars. He is preceded in death by his Aunt Rene Stanton. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Gladys Moye Stanton; two sons, Dennis (Lee Ann) Stanton and Charles Stanton, all of Robinsonville, AL; one daughter, Judy (Steve)... 

November 10, 2016 | Read more »

Louise Beane

Louise Beane, 89, of Pensacola, FL, passed away on November7, 2016, of natural causes. Louise was born in Pensacola on January 2, 1927. She graduated from Pensacola High School. Louise worked as a dispatcher for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and as a Correctional Officer for the Escambia County Jail for 28 years. She enjoyed watching golf, football, and baseball, reading, gardening and spending time with her family. Louise is survived by her four children, Patricia Bryan, Nancy Moore, Vicky Peavy, and Sonny Beane; her... 

November 10, 2016 | Read more »

Clayton Lawton Flowers

Clayton Lawton Flowers, 75 of Nokomis, AL, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016, in Mobile, AL. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was born in Atmore, AL on February 7, 1941, to the late Gay and Grace White Flowers. He attended Presley Street Church of Christ, was a flight instructor, barber and farmer. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Jane Flowers; siblings, Winston Flowers, Joyce Flowers Nall, and Betty Flowers Norris. Survivors include his wife, Janice Flowers; one son, Scotty (Karen) Flowers all of Nokomis,... 

November 3, 2016 | Read more »

Nell Sue Wachob Webb

Mrs. Nell Sue Wachob Webb, 89, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She was a native of Atmore. She was the wife of the late Dr. Hal Webb and the daughter of Jesse Leander Wachob and Hattie Sue Dungan Wachob, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC. Survivors include her daughter, Carol Webb Benge and husband David of Mebane; two sons, David Webb and wife Melanie of Homer, Alaska and Barry Webb and wife Cheryl of Rawlings, MD; six grandchildren,... 

November 3, 2016 | Read more »

Myrtle Rutherford

Mrs. Myrtle “Granny” Rutherford, 79, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016, in Atmore, Alabama. Mrs. Rutherford was a native of Lottie, AL and a resident of Atmore, AL for most of her life. She was retired from Vanity Fair with 46 years of service. She sat with elderly people, and was affectionately known as “Granny” to those that knew her. She was a member of the Cross Point Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Eugene “Gene” Rutherford; a son, David Wayne Rutherford; three sisters... 

November 3, 2016 | Read more »

Helena Evelyn Bowen

Infant Helena Evelyn Bowen was born on October 21, 2016, and passed away on October 22, 2016, in Birmingham, Alabama. Survivors include her father, Jason Bowen of McDavid, FL; Mother, Jennifer Smith of McDavid, FL; one brother, Westley Smith of McDavid, FL; one sister, Madison Bowen of Tallassee, AL; grandparents, Darlene Buckhault of Atmore, AL, David Dunn of Atmore, AL, Gary Buckhault of Pleasant Grove, AL and Mary and Edward Bowen of Tallassee, AL; and great-grandparents, Florine Wiggins of Bratt, FL, Lois Bowen of Tallassee,... 

October 28, 2016 | Read more »

Catherine McGhee Dees

Catherine McGhee Dees, 79, of Molino and Pensacola, FL went home October 23, 2016, to be with her Lord and loved ones that have gone before and to wait for her loved ones still earthly bound to join them. She was born in Huxford, AL on July 10, 1937, to the late Garland and Gladys Lucille Hayes McGhee, Sr. She graduated from Escambia County High School in 1955 and from Alverson Draughon Business College in 1957 and started her work life at Chemstrand/Monsanto for 33 years. Rather than retire from working she went back to school... 

October 28, 2016 | Read more »

Charles Evon Johnson

Mr. Charles Evon Johnson, 79, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, in Flomaton, Alabama. Mr. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton. He was a Deacon, was a member of the Alabama Forestry Association and the Poplar Dell Baptist Church. He owned Timber Transport, Evon’s Trucking and Southern Truck Repair. He is preceded in death by his wife, Grace Johnson; parents, Earl and Era Mae Johnson; and two infant siblings, a boy and girl. He is survived by his wife, Wanda M. Johnson of Flomaton; five daughters,... 

October 28, 2016 | Read more »

Barbara J. Warren

Barbara “Bobbi” J. Warren, 73, of Pace, FL, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Bobbi retired from the United States Postal Service in 1995. Throughout her life, the most  important things to her were her family and friends. She really enjoyed family get togethers, especially when her children all came home for the holidays and she was often the organizer of the big family events and parties. She was an excellent cook and it brought her so much joy to cook for her loved ones. Bobbi was an amazingly creative person and... 

October 28, 2016 | Read more »

Jonathan Brandon Edgar

Jonathan Brandon Edgar, age 40, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Brandon was born December 5, 1975 to Charles H. and Opal Edgar, Jr. Brandon was passionate about family, football, coaching, fishing and cooking. He graduated from Catholic High School in 1994 where he played football. He continued his football career at University of West Alabama. Brandon had a lifelong career in Construction Management. In 2005 he and his brother, Jody, established a home building company, EdCorp, that has provided homes to... 

October 25, 2016 | Read more »

Albert Jeff Ross

Mr. Albert Jeff Ross, age 81, of Atmore passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Atmore to the late Albert Leigh and Ardell Mitchell Ross. He was retired from State of Alabama Department of Corrections after working for 35 years as a correctional officer. He was a member of The Sons of the Confederacy, Alabama Department of History Archives, member of Escambia County, Alabama Historical Society, and worked closely with the Alabama Department of Conservation Enforcement Officers. He was preceded in... 

October 25, 2016 | Read more »