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John Kevin Bethea

John Kevin Bethea of Molino, Florida passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. Kevin was born in Pensacola, Florida on May 16, 1973. He was a graduate of Ernest Ward High School in Walnut Hill, Florida, and went on to become a skilled mechanic and married the love of his life, Cristy. Kevin was a passionate lover of country music, a tinkerer who could repair anything, and a best friend to countless among us. Kevin never met a stranger and enjoyed life to its fullest while caring most for his family and friends. Our beloved... 

February 18, 2019 | Read more »

James Arnold Sorrells

James “Wolfman” Arnold Sorrells, resident of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the age of 72. He was born to Arnold and Mary Sorrells in Luverne, Alabama on August 21, 1946. James worked as a certified welder with Tex Edwards Crane Company before becoming disabled. In his younger years he played little league baseball then played semi-pro baseball and later coached his daughter in softball and his son and nephew in baseball. He had a love for the sport of baseball. He had a great sense of... 

February 17, 2019 | Read more »

Donna Irene Hollahan O’Neal

Donna Irene Hollahan O’Neal, 72, of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully January 31, 2019. She is preceded by her parents, Donald (Bud) and Irene Hollahan. Donna leaves to cherish her memories husband, Ferrell Arthur (Art) O’Neal, Jr; her children, Patrick (Jenny) O’Neal, Shawn (Rob) Gjuraj, and Mike (Johnna) O’Neal; her brother, Greg (Ruth) Hollahan; her sister, Debbie (Wayne) Helms; granddaughters, Marisa and Maryn; grandsons, Nick, Shane, and Logan; and great-granddaughter, Jordyn. A memorial mass will be held Saturday,... 

February 17, 2019 | Read more »

Daniel John Garrity

CTRCM(SW)(Ret) Daniel John Garrity, 58 of Pace, FL died peacefully at home with family by his side on February 10, 2019, after a six year battle with cancer. Dan was surrounded by his loving family and friends until the end. Despite his condition, he never went a single day without enjoying life and always had a smile on his face. He was born June 18, 1960, in Newark, NJ to Roger and Frances (Smith) Garrity. Dan served proudly in the US Navy for 26 years. He was a distinguished Navy leader and had a tremendous impact on... 

February 17, 2019 | Read more »

Ella Irene White

Mrs. Ella Irene White, age 85 of Jay, FL, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at a Pensacola, FL healthcare facility. Mrs. White was born in Jay, and remained a life-long member of the Jay community, where she was a member of Brownsdale Baptist Church of Chumuckla.  She retired from Monsanto in 1975, allowing her to enjoy working in her yard, fishing, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and spoiling her grandchildren.  Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband of 40 plus years, James ‘Bud’... 

February 7, 2019 | Read more »

Jonathan Darryl Morgan

Mr. Jonathan Darryl Morgan, age 56, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Morgan was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton, AL. He was an avid Auburn fan, musician, pianist and singer. He attended the Promise Land Outreach Ministries Church of Atmore. He is preceded in death by his father, Winfred Morgan; brother, Vince Morgan; and nephew, Jason Douglass. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Morgan of Flomaton, AL; wife of 30 years, Helen L. Morgan of Flomaton, AL; one daughter, Savannah Lawren... 

February 6, 2019 | Read more »

Terry Lynn Skinner

Terry Lynn Skinner, 51, passed away on January 31, 2019, in Clear Springs, AL. Terry was originally from Tennessee but made Molino, FL his home. He is preceded in death by his mother, Judy Turner. He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Jessica and Savannah; girlfriend, Kellie Pennington; father, Larry (Lisa) Skinner; sister, Greta Davis; brothers, Monroe Skinner, Matt (Kellie Odom) Ramsey, Kevin (Lisa) Odom; nieces, Makayla Ramsey, Harlie Odom, Kristen and Trista Lorenzana, Ashley Skinner, Emily Boutwell, Bebe Watson;... 

February 6, 2019 | Read more »

Donald Elliott Strickland

Donald Elliott Strickland, 87, of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away February 1, 2019, in Pensacola, FL. He was born in Bratt, FL on November 3, 1931, to the late Walker E. and Gladys Wiggins Strickland. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Willie Marie Amos Strickland; a son George E. Strickland; and a sister, Mary Lou Strickland Wiggins. He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, Bill (Sandy) Strickland of Broken Arrow, OK; two daughters, Donna (Jon) Dees of Cantonment, FL and Becky (Paul)... 

February 6, 2019 | Read more »

Robert C. “Bobby” Martin

Robert C. “Bobby” Martin, 69, of Davisville, FL, passed away January 25, 2019. He was born on June 19, 1949, in Atmore, AL, to the late Robert J. and Ethel Lee Mooney Martin. He attended the Atmore First Assembly of God Church. He was retired from the Army National Guard and was a retired corrections officer with Escambia County Florida Department of Corrections. He was avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and was known for his excellent cooking skills of fried fish and oysters. His parents preceded him in death. He was survived... 

January 29, 2019 | Read more »

George H. Warren

George H. Warren, 75, of Pace, Florida, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019. He retired from the United States Postal Service after many years as a mail carrier, and then drove a school bus for Santa Rosa County Schools. Since childhood, George proved to be a true athlete. Some of his favorite sports were softball, tennis, bowling, and especially golf, including tournaments with his mom, Kathryn . He and his wife Bobbi enjoyed square dancing, he loved working outside in his yard, and playing ping pong with his children and... 

January 29, 2019 | Read more »

Hettie Lewis Sanders

Hettie Lewis Sanders, 80 of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Fairhope, AL. She was a homemaker, born in Scranton, AR, on June 9, 1938, to the late John W. and Bertha Burnette Stovall. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Irie O’Neal Lewis and Clarence Sanders, and multiple brothers and sisters. Survivors are two sons, Orville (Darra) Lewis of Bay Springs, FL, and Roy (Lynn) Lewis of Pace, FL; two daughters: Bertha (Joey) Brown of Perdido, AL, and Carol (Mike) Crittenden of Fairhope,... 

January 29, 2019 | Read more »

John P. Johnson

Mr. John P. Johnson, age 59, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Lake City, Florida. Mr. Johnson was a native of Milton, FL and had resided in Century, FL for most of his life. He was of the Assembly of God Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, JB and Vonniev Johnson. He is survived by the mother of his children, Kay; two sons, Donnie Johnson of Pensacola, FL and Ben Johnson of Milton, FL; four brothers, Lewis (Wanda) Johnson of Milton, FL, Joseph V. (Mary) Johnson of Century, FL, Ollie (Donna) Johnson of Century,... 

January 29, 2019 | Read more »

Sylvester Thomley

Mr. Sylvester Thomley, age 82, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Bay Minette, Alabama. Mr. Thomley was a native and life long resident of Perdido, AL. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Syl” by all who loved him. He was employed with Alabama Dry Dock with 28 year of service, retired from the Baldwin County School Board with 18 years of service, was a life long cattleman and attended the Hall’s Fork... 

January 28, 2019 | Read more »

Lois Lister

Lois Lister, resident of Pensacola, Florida went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the age of 87. She was born in Santa Rosa County, FL on September 04, 1931 to the late Seth Michael Brigham and Emma Frances Jackson Brigham. Lois worked and retired as a Draw String Operator for over 30 years with Monsanto. She was a faithful member and a faithful choir member of Olive Baptist Church. She loved game day at church and fellowshipping with her card groups in their different homes. Lois loved her... 

January 26, 2019 | Read more »

Rebecca Stafford

Rebecca Stafford, 54, of Pensacola, FL passed away on January 24, 2019 in Pensacola, FL. Rebecca was born October 5, 1964 to Mary Esther May in Galveston, Texas. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved spouse of 29 years, Blaine Boyett; her mother, Mary Esther May; her son, Ian Stafford and his wife, Ive; her cherished grandchildren, Ivyona Stafford and Ian James Stafford; her sister, Norma Orona and her husband, Leo; her brothers, Ronald R. Navarrette and his wife, Amanda and Pedro Luna; and several nieces, nephews, and... 

January 26, 2019 | Read more »

Edna Glenn Thornton

Mrs. Edna Glenn Thornton, age 78, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home in Byrneville, Florida. Mrs. Thornton was a native of Molino, FL and had resided in Byrneville, FL for most of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thornton, Sr. She is survived by one son, Richard (Lena) Thornton, Jr. of Pace, FL; three daughters, Peggy Sue Settle of Spartanburg, SC, Johnnie Elizabeth Thornton of Tulsa, OK and Lillie Diane (John) de Jarnette of Byrneville, FL; two brothers, Danny Glenn of Perdido, AL... 

January 25, 2019 | Read more »

Jessie Muriel Seale Swindle

Mrs. Jessie Muriel Seale Swindle, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Milton, Florida. Mrs. Swindle was a native of Brewton, AL and had resided in Canoe, AL for most of her life. She was well known from Winn Dixie in Atmore; BP in Flomaton was best known as Mrs. Jessie and was employed with Vanity Fair with 20 years of service. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willey and Marguerite Seale; daughter, Marie Booth; three sisters, Lucille Butt, Mary McClain and Jeanette Lois Creamer and one brother, Clifford... 

January 24, 2019 | Read more »

John Lewis Folsom, Sr.

Mr. John Lewis Folsom, Sr., age 92 of Daphne, AL, formerly of Flomaton, AL, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at a Daphne, AL healthcare facility. Mr. Folsom was a native of Georgiana, AL, and a member of the Flomaton community for 60 years coming from Marbury, AL.  He was a United States Arm Veteran having served in Japan during WWII earning the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Metal, Army Occupation Ribbon, Japan Victory Ribbon and one Overseas Service Bar.  Mr. Folsom served as an educator 40 years in... 

January 22, 2019 | Read more »

Helton Ray “Sonny” Peebles

Mr. Helton Ray “Sonny” Peebles, age 77, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Peebles was a native of Bratt, FL and had resided in Flomaton, AL for the past 41 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, avid fisherman and camper. He retired with the US Navy with 20 years of service, retired from Addico in Brewton with 20 years of service and attended the Osaka Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Marguerite Peebles and brother Bud Peebles. He... 

January 22, 2019 | Read more »

Mrs. Edna Glenn Thornton

Mrs. Edna Glenn Thornton, age 78, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home in Byrneville, Florida. Mrs. Thornton was a native of Molino, FL and had resided in Byrneville, FL for most of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thornton, Sr. She is survived by one son, Richard (Lena) Thornton, Jr. of Pace, FL; three daughters, Peggy Sue Settle of Spartanburg, SC, Johnnie Elizabeth Thornton of Tulsa, OK and Lillie Diane (John) de Jarnette of Byrneville, FL; two brothers, Danny Glenn of Perdido, AL... 

January 22, 2019 | Read more »

Kenneth Joseph Kelson Sr.

Kenneth Joseph Kelson Sr. of Pensacola, FL passed away peacefully at home at the age of 97 on January 20th, 2019. He is now reunited with his one true love of 79 years Helen Zonetta Kelson. Born September 14th, 1921, to Charles and Anita Kelson. He was the last remaining child out of eight. Along with his parents and siblings, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife and childhood sweetheart Helen and loving son Robert. He is survived by his daughter and caretaker Dixie (Mike) Wilkinson, son’s Kenneth and Albert... 

January 22, 2019 | Read more »

Francis “Frank” Eugene Pippin

Francis “Frank” Eugene Pippin was born on September 30, 1934, in Chipley, Florida, and was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2019 at the age of 84. Frank graduated from Bay High School in Panama City, Florida in 1952. He attended Pensacola Junior College for two years. Frank worked in Mill Supply for 46 years including Industrial Marine Supply, Gulf Coast Marine and retired from Piping and Equipment in 1999. Frank dearly loved his family, singing in the Allen Memorial Methodist Church Choir... 

January 22, 2019 | Read more »

Wavely Kendrick McGhee

Wavely Kendrick McGhee entered into his eternal home on January 17, 2019. Ken was born to the late Wavely and Clara Evelyn McGhee on July 20, 1933 in Dozier, Alabama. He was well known by his friends as Ken. However, his family called him Kent, a nickname given to him by his father. He graduated from Dozier High School in May of 1952. Ken served in the United States Navy from October 1, 1952 to September 26, 1956. He served in the Korean War aboard the USS Mount Baker. While serving his country, he was awarded the National Defense,... 

January 21, 2019 | Read more »

Regina Sue Matney Harsaw

Shortly before dawn, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, after a long and painful struggle with lung cancer, Regina Sue Hartsaw was called home to the Lord. Sue lived her 84 years on earth to the fullest. In high school in Logan, West Virginia she was actively involved in Glee Club, Alpha Xi Sorority, Thi-Hi-Y, National Thespian Society, Prayer Club, and two years in the All-State Chorus. She attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1955 and serving as a Registered Nurse for 35 years. Sue was preceded in death by... 

January 21, 2019 | Read more »

Mary Frances Akins

Mary Frances Akins, 72 of Booneville, AL, passed away January 20, 2019. She was born to the late Braxton and Ola Mae Byrd Booker in Godway, AL, on June 22, 1946. Her parents precede her in death. She was an active member of Booneville Baptist Church where she played piano for many years. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Akins of Booneville, AL; two sons, Timothy B. (Tracy) Akins of Gulf Shores, AL and Daniel Akins of New Orleans, LA; three grandchildren, Laura Akins, Oliva Akins, Braxton Akins and one great-grandchild, Brooks... 

January 21, 2019 | Read more »