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Ned Lee Bishop, Jr.

Mr. Ned Lee Bishop Jr, age 40, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Vidor, TX. Mr. Bishop was resident of Atmore, AL. and had resided in Vidor, TX. For the past 4 years. He loved motorcycles, four wheelers, working hard and anything to keep him busy. He had the best sense of humor and kept everyone laughing everywhere he went. He is preceded in death by his father, Ned Lee Bishop Sr. He is survived by his mother, Lillie Mae Casey of Atmore, AL; three sons, Treygan McGhee of Atmore, AL; Chase Bishop and Talin Bishop of Atmore,... 

May 16, 2021 | Read more »

James “Jim” Darrell Willis

James “Jim” Darrell Willis, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 28, 2021.  A native of Pensacola, Florida and graduate of Pensacola High School (1970) and Liberty Bible College (Bachelors of Divinity), Jim owned Accura Appraisal Alliance for 30 years and was the most tenured member of the Pensacola Board of Realtors until his retirement in 2020.  The dearly beloved Pastor of Pine Forest Baptist Church for 24 years, Jim faithfully taught and preached the King James Bible, holding forth the traditions... 

May 16, 2021 | Read more »

Willis Trent “Willie” Kennedy III

Willis Trent “Willie” Kennedy III was born on September 10th, 1980. He grew up in Belle Fountain (Gateswood), Alabama. After marrying the love of his life, he moved to Flomaton, Alabama, where he resided with Jessica Kennedy and their 4 children: Lexus, JT, Hunter, and Gracelynn. Willie was an avid fisherman who competed in many bass tournaments. He could catch a fish in a mud puddle. He would often say he was shopping or eating from “God’s grocery store”. He loved the outdoors. He was raised in the country riding 4-wheelers,... 

May 15, 2021 | Read more »

Lelia Frances Hayles

Mrs. Lelia Frances Hayles, age 88, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Atmore, AL. Mrs. Hayles was a lifelong residence of the Atmore area, but a native of Moyeville, AL. She was a master gardener, loved the outside working with her plants. Mrs. Hayles attended the Poarch Community Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Ruby Burkett; seven siblings, Susie Mae Burkett Penton, Mose “Buddy” Burkett, Shefford “Shep” Burkett, Rochele Burkett, Charles Burkett, Joseph “Joe” Burkett and Dempsey “Demp”... 

May 11, 2021 | Read more »

Billie Aaron Judah

Billie Aaron Judah, age 73, a native of Bonifay, FL and resident of Cantonment, FL, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021. Billie was a Vietnam Veteran, employee of International Paper, and the owner of the bait and tackle shop on 10 Mile Road for the last 16 years. He was an avid fisherman, a wonderful cook who loved to have cookouts for his family and friends. He was first and foremost an amazing husband to his wife Barbara who he loved with all his heart. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lavon Judah and Mildred Warren Judah. Billie... 

May 11, 2021 | Read more »

William Allen Wilson

William Allen Wilson, age 81, a native of Watsonville, California, and a resident of Molino, Florida, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 26, 2021. He was a faithful servant as a member of the First Pentecostal Church where he worshiped his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He enjoyed his duties as door greeter, which he shared with his beloved Elizabeth before her death-welcoming fellow worshippers and visitors. He was Papa to three grandchildren and one great grandchild who all brought him great joy and happiness. Over the years,... 

May 10, 2021 | Read more »

William Kenneth “Sonny” Knowles

William Kenneth “Sonny” Knowles, age 79, a native of Flomaton, AL and a longtime resident of Century, Fl, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. Mr. Knowles was a graduate of Flomaton High School. He served in the Army and National Guard before starting his career in the Oil and Gas Industry. He retired from Exxon and went on to work for various other companies managing the Flomaton Plant. He officially retired in 2010 and loved spending time with his wife Marcia and his horses. He was a member of the Flomaton Pentecostal... 

May 10, 2021 | Read more »

Barbara Ann McIlwain

It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we must announce the passing of our beautiful Barbara Ann McIlwain as she joins our Lord in Heaven after a yearlong battle with stomach cancer. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother to our two boys and cherished daughter to her father and stepmother. She was a beautiful person not only on the outside but also on the inside, as can be seen by the outpouring of love we have received from friends and family. There are no words to express how much she will be missed. Barbara was born... 

May 10, 2021 | Read more »

Marshall Wyatt Fant, of Molino, Florida is a Christian and went home to be with our heavenly Father on May 3, 2021, at the young age of 85. He was born in Marshall, Texas on May 28, 1935. He graduated in Class of 1953 at Ida High School in Louisiana. He has been a member of Highland Baptist Church since he and wife, Shirley Ann, moved to Molino in 1960. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Davis and Eva Fant; brothers Henry Doyle Fant and C.D. Fant, sister Martha Fant Terry, son Marshall Stanley Fant, and son-in-law... 

May 7, 2021 | Read more »

Dean Swindal Graham

Mrs. Dean Swindal Graham, age 90, of Atmore, AL. passed away on Thursday May 6, 2021. She was born in Sprott, AL.to the late J.O. and Virgie Mae Swindal and was a retired elementary school teacher. In 1952 she graduated from her beloved Alabama College, now known as Montevallo. Dean taught school for most of her career at A.C. Moore in Atmore, where she had many special friends and colleagues. She was honored to be a “50” year member of Delta Kappa Gamma. A longtime member of First Baptist of Atmore, AL; she taught Sunday... 

May 7, 2021 | Read more »

Marjorie Faye Grimes Dennis Mathews

Marjorie Faye Grimes Dennis Mathews passed away Wednesday May 5th, 2021. Marjorie was born July 6, 1935 in Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from Pensacola High School Class of 1953 and attended Pensacola College. She was a Former Executive Secretary (Monsanto), Plant Manager Secretary, Borax Company, Long Beach, CA., Secretary, Long Beach Naval Ship Yard- Ship System Command and California Civil Service, as well as a Church Secretary. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Pensacola, FL. Marjorie is predeceased by... 

May 7, 2021 | Read more »

Jewell Anita Guidy Hall

Jewell Anita Guidy Hall, 85, of Molino, Florida made her journey, to her eternal home in heaven, on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Jewell was born December 12, 1935 in Pensacola, Florida. Our Loving Mother and Grandmother is the meaning of Love. She loved everybody, no one was a stranger. She was and will forever be our Family Rock. Jewell is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Carl Hall; her parents, Nephy G. Guidy and Nancy Clyde Wiggins Guidy; sons, Lewis Curtis Myrick, Pastor Andrew Boyd Conway, and Pastor Henry Edward... 

May 5, 2021 | Read more »

Jason Edward Taylor

Mr. Jason Edward Taylor age 45, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Pensacola, FL. Mr. Taylor was a loving father, husband, friend, son, step – father. He was a native of Pensacola, FL. He loved spending time with his child, family and friends. He is preceded in death by James Edward Taylor I, Mary Taylor and Greg Cook. He is survived by daughter, Kayla Danyel Taylor of Atmore, AL; loving wife, Rhonda Lynn Taylor; two step- children Christopher Brandon Knorr and Jamie Lynn Knorr both of Atmore, AL; mother, Terry A.... 

May 5, 2021 | Read more »

Calvin Dawson

Long time Cantonment resident and barber, Calvin Dawson, passed away at home on the 29th of April, 2021, at the age of 96. Calvin was born in Alabama on June 28, 1924. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Jackson (Eddie); sons, Jimmy Dawson (Janice), Calvin Wayne Dawson, and William Thomas Dawson (Emely); 11 grandchildren, Larry, Lindsay, Ron, Rachel, Jennifer, Jill, Tanya, Jaquelin, Carlos, Michael, and Rick; and 28 great-grandchildren. Mr. Dawson joined the US Navy on October 21, 1942 and served until January 20, 1946. Two... 

May 3, 2021 | Read more »

Shelmerdene Pruett Folsom

Mrs. Shelmerdene Pruett Folsom, age 89 of Loxley, AL, formerly of Flomaton, AL, passed away on Tuesday, April, 27, 2021 at the home of Kenny and Sharon Folsom in Loxley.  She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years John Lewis Folsom, Sr and her brother, Gerald W. Pruett. Mrs. Folsom was a native of Uniontown, AL, and a member of the Flomaton community for 60 years.  She was a dedicated educator for 30 years in the state of Alabama with the majority of her years at Flomaton High School teaching senior English, serving as... 

May 2, 2021 | Read more »

David R. Senn

David R. Senn passed away peacefully at home with family and loved ones by his side on April 27th in Barrineau Park, Fla. David was born in LaCrosse, Wis., to Robert and Annabelle Senn in 1947. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, leading to a long career at Monsanto. Throughout his life, his diverse ambitions led him to many passions, including his most recent project completing a custom hand-built 1931 Plymouth hot rod with a 426 super charged Hemi. He was a self-taught banjo... 

April 30, 2021 | Read more »

Mike Carter

Mike Carter of Cantonment, FL, one of the truest heroes of the faith and a beloved husband, father, and friend to many, was born on February 27, 1958 in Bloomington, IN and passed away on April 24, 2021. Married for 43 years to his darlin’, Lori. Mike had a deep and abiding love for his family, his church family, vacations with his grandchildren, the Great Smoky Mountains (his home away from home) and more than anything else – his God. Mike loved his family deeply and was incredibly proud of him and Lori’s children,... 

April 30, 2021 | Read more »

Martha Louise Knowles

Mrs. Martha Louise Knowles, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at a Pensacola hospice facility. Mrs. Knowles was a native and life-long resident of Century, FL. She had worked as a Teachers Aide for the Escambia County School Board. She loved to garden and work with her flowers. She enjoyed helping people and loved her family very much. She was a member of Byrneville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Knowles was preceded in death by her parents, Curness Bolen and Irma Bolen; and an infant brother. She is survived... 

April 30, 2021 | Read more »

Margaret Ellafayr Presley Helms

Margaret Ellafayr Presley Helms, age 90, of Molino entered eternal life on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Marjorie Presley and her sister Edna Richards, she is survived by her husband of 72 years Thomas F. Helms, Sr.; her children Marjan Helms, Thomas F. Helms, Jr., and Kathy Starkey (Ron); her grandson Brian Starkey (Trish); her nieces Bonnie Ging (Jake), Jeanie Nowlin (Bill), Becky Carlsen (Kurt), Ann Helms and Jeff Helms. Margaret truly loved life and lived her ninety years with grace... 

April 30, 2021 | Read more »

John (Johnny) Thomas Winfree

John (Johnny) Thomas Winfree left this world to live eternally with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, April 27, 2021, at the age of 69. Johnny was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, Pop Pop, and friend. Johnny was born in Wilmington, NC to Darlene Dowell Bryant on June 14, 1951. As a teenager he and his family moved to Panama City, FL. Johnny was a 1969 graduate of Rutherford High School, where he was a talented football player. He worked a fulfilling career as a heavy equipment operator with Gulf Power... 

April 30, 2021 | Read more »

Carol L. Gunn

Carol L. Gunn (73) passed away April 28, 2021 after a long battle with cancer with her family by her side. She was born on August 16, 1947 to Delmus and Alena Lewis in Cantonment, Florida. Carol was one of ten children. She retired from Gulf Power after many years of service. Carol is preceded in death by her brother, Omer Carnley, and sisters, Mertice Summerlin, Shirley Campbell, and Betty Hall. She is survived by her husband, Ramon; daughters, Denise Ray (Gary), Cynthia Weaver (Bryan), and Barbara Ray (Ray); grandchildren,... 

April 30, 2021 | Read more »

Martha Louise Knowles

Mrs. Martha Louise Knowles, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at a Pensacola hospice facility. Mrs. Knowles was a native and life-long resident of Century, FL.  She had worked as a Teachers Aide for the Escambia County School Board.  She loved to garden and work with her flowers.  She enjoyed helping people and loved her family very much.  She was a member of Byrneville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Knowles was preceded in death by her parents, Curness Bolen and Irma Bolen; and an infant brother. She is survived... 

April 29, 2021 | Read more »

William Garland Byrd

William Garland Byrd passed away on April 22, 2021 at his home in Molino, FL. Garland (as he was called by close family) or Bill (as he preferred and was known to friends, neighbors, and co-workers) enjoyed a long and rich life. He will be remembered as a faithful and devoted husband, a loving dad, a proud Pa Pa, an avid Alabama fan, and a humble Christian man, content to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. He was born at home in Frisco City, AL on October 22, 1932, an only child to Lamar and Lola Mae Byrd. Life was more difficult... 

April 28, 2021 | Read more »

Dr. James “Jim” Elwood Hall, Jr.

Dr. James “Jim” Elwood Hall, Jr. February 21, 1943 – April 13, 2021 On April 13, 2021, Jim Hall was called home after 78 years of good and faithful service to God, his family, and his community. He will be remembered as a loving, funny, wisecracking family man, musician, dentist, dedicated Christian, and proud Florida Gator. Jim was born to Margaret Jernagan Hall and J. E. “Bud” Hall on February 21, 1943 in Pensacola, Florida. He was the second of three children. Jim graduated from Escambia High School in 1961 where... 

April 24, 2021 | Read more »

Delia Inez Lowrey Croley

Mrs. Delia Inez Lowrey Croley, age 86, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola FL. Mrs. Croley was a native of Century, FL having lived in Montgomery for 14 years before returning to Century for the remainder of her life. She loved working in her church with musical programs; she was a member of the Full Gospel Group having sung at various churches in the area; reading her Bible was a joy to her; she loved to bake for family, making sure everyone had a special dessert; loved her grandchildren... 

April 20, 2021 | Read more »