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  • Blake Stuart Addison

    Aug 27, 2020

    Blake Stuart Addison, 24, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Castleberry, Ala. Mr. Addison was born March 13, 1996, to Daniel Stuart Addison and Mitzi Ann Rabon, in Brewton. A resident of Castleberry most of his life, he enjoyed working on cars and had a good sense of humor. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, at the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Bro. Russell Clausell, Jr. and Sis. Claudia Langley officiating. Burial followed at Buffington Cemetery with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Mr. Addison is survived by two daughters,...

  • Joshua Lee Chisum

    Aug 27, 2020

    Joshua Lee Chisum, 33, of Brewton, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness.Mr. Chisum was born May 13, 1987, to Terry Lee Chisum and Cindy (Craig) Williamson, in Brewton. A 2005 graduate of T.R. Miller High School, he was employed by Provaleus of Brewton as a security software technician for Ally Bank. A self-taught musician, he had several hobbies.The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wed., Aug. 19, at 1st Open Bible Church with Bro. Roy Skidmore and Bro. Johnny lambeth officiating. Burial followed at Union Ce...

  • John Wallace Clark

    Aug 27, 2020

    John Wallace Clark, 85, of Castleberry, Ala., died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at a local nursing facility. Mr. Clark was born July 24, 1930, to Clete Walton and Fleta Wallace Clark, in Castleberry, where he remained a lifelong resident. A member of the Castleberry Methodist Church, he was a retired cattle farmer and lifelong member of the Alabama Cattlemans Association who served in the National Guard. A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, at Buffington Cemetery with Bro. Doug Darby officiating. Burial followed with...

  • James Eueal 'J.E.' Godwin, Jr.

    Aug 27, 2020

    James Eueal “J.E.” Godwin, Jr., 81, of Atmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Mr. Godwin was born Aug. 17, 1939, to James Eueal and Leona Barnhill Godwin, Sr. and served in the U.S. Army. Employed with Monsanto Company as a chemical operator, where he retired, he was also a lifelong farmer. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Sis. Eloise Stewart and Bro. Cornelius Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mr. Godwin is survived by one...

  • Leroy Harrison

    Aug 27, 2020

    Leroy Harrison, 87, of Atmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Mr. Harrison was born Sept. 10, 1932, to A.B. and Nannie Melton Harrison. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from Monsanto as a chemical operator and was a member of The American Legion Post 0090. He was of the Christian faith and an active partner of Destiny Television Ministries. The funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 13, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Davis and bro. J.T. Guyton officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors and Johnson-Quimby...

  • Wilbur Coleman Fountain

    Aug 27, 2020

    Wilbur Coleman Fountain, 82, of East Brewton, died Tuesday, Aug., 18, 2020, in a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Fountain was born May 9, 1938, to Percy and Mazie Wiggins Fountain, in Repton, Ala. and was a life long resident of East Brewton. A 1956 W.S. Neal High School graduate, he was a retired supervisor from Monsanto with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Brewton First Presbyterian Church and a member of the U.S. Army/National Guard. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, at Union Cemetery...

  • Chris Wayne Hawkins

    Aug 27, 2020

    Chris Wayne Hawkins, 64, of Christian Home, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 in Pensacola. Mr. Hawkins was born Dec. 25, 1955, to D. Wayne and Norma James Hawkins, in Shawnee, Okla. A U.S. Navy vetern with four years active duty served on the USS Lexington, he had been in the ministry for more than 40 years, pastoring many churches since 1980. For the past 11 years, he had been the pastor of Byrneville United Methodist Church while employed as a registered nurse with Santa Rosa Medical Center. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug, 22,...

  • Thomas E. Hellinger

    Aug 27, 2020

    Thomas E. Hellinger, 62, of Brewton, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. Mr. Hellinger was born Jan. 4, 1958, to Arlington and Evelyn Hellinger, and was a lifelong member of the Flomaton community, where he worked as a welder. He was a member of Moyeville Baptist Church and enjoyed the outdoors. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, at Flomaton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Moyeville Baptist Church in Brewton with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Mr. Hellinger is survived by one son,...

  • Michael David Johnson

    Aug 27, 2020

    Michael David Johnson, 74 of Jay, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 31, 1946, to Perry and Bertha Jackson Johnson, in Century and became a lifetime member of the Jay community. Of the Assembly of God faith, he was a retired plane captain with NAS Whiting Field and served as a firefighter with Jay Volunteer Fire Department. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, at Flomaton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Cemetery Chapel in Jay with Flomaton Funeral Home...

  • Willie Lee Jones

    Aug 27, 2020

    Willie Lee Jones, 53, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Mr. Jones was born Oct. 17, 1966, to Freddie Lee and Essie Lee Jones, and was educated in Columbia County, graduating from Columbia Senior High School in 1975. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved riding horses. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at Century Cemetery with pastor Sherry C. Johnson officiating. Burial followed with Jackson-McMurray Funeral home directing. Mr. Jones is survived by one son, Steven Dortch of Century; three brothers, James (Stella) Jones of...

  • Everette "Earl" McCall

    Aug 27, 2020

    Everette “Earl” McCall, 79, of Brewton, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at a local nursing facility. Mr. McCall was born July 9, 1941, to Thomas Drew and Allie Mae Pugh McCall, in Brewton, where he became a lifelong resident of the area. He owned and operated McCalls Auto Sales for more than 20 years and had retired from the Brewton Paper Mill after 30 years of service. Of the Holiness faith, he was a pastor at North Brewton Independent Holiness Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23, at Cooper Cemetery. Burial fol...

  • Nina "Billiot" Reardon

    Aug 27, 2020

    Nina “Billiot” Reardon, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Pensacola. Mrs. Reardon was a native of Cameron, La. and had resided in Flomaton since 1985. She attended Unity Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Long officiating. Burial followed at at Flomaton Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Reardon is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles Reardon of Flomaton; three daughters, Charla (Jason) McFadden of Flomaton and Rachel (Ch...

  • Vera Simmons

    Aug 27, 2020

    Vera Simmons, 87, of Brewton, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Mrs. Simmons was born Nov. 15, 1933, in Jay, Fla. Of the Baptist faith, she had worked as a seamstress for Vanity Fair for a number of years. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21, at Cora Cemetery in Jay. Burial followed with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Simmons is survived by two sons, Donald (Penny) Simmons of Brewton and Bobby (Joe) Simmons of Jay; one sister, Bonnie Parish of Ocala, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Simmons was...

  • Jack "Butch" Gordon Weaver

    Aug 27, 2020

    Jack “Butch” Gordon Weaver, Jr., 65, of Cantonment, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at Baptist Hospital. Mr. Weaver was born Sept. 12, 1954, to Jack Gordon, Sr. and Sue (Watson) Weaver and graduated from Flomaton High School in 1972. He then attended Jefferson Davis Junior College in 1976 before he graduated with a bachelor of science in business management from Troy State University in 1976. Working as a locomotive engineer for CSX during his career from 1979 and retiring in Nov. 2019, he was a member of B.L.E.&T. and was a master mason in...

  • Charles Melvin Murphy

    Aug 27, 2020

    Charles Melvin Murphy, 88, of Brewton, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Murphy was born April 30, 1932, in Tuskegee, Ala. A former resident of Andalusia, Ala. before moving to Brewton, he was of th Baptist faith, a member of the Masonic Lodge and retired from Goodyear. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Bradley officiating. Burial followed at Zion Hill Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mr....

  • Herbert "Herb" Lee Prestridge

    Aug 27, 2020

    Herbert “Herb” Lee Prestridge, 84, of Brewton, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, following a brief illness. Mr. Prestridge was born March 15, 1936, in Greenwood and was a former resident of Pensacola and then a long-time resident of Brewton, where he was a member of the East Brewton Church of Nazarene. A U.S. Air Force veteran and graduate of Whitesburg High School, he retired as a Millwright from Smurfitt-Stone with 28 years of service and had several hobbies. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the East Brewton Church of Nazaren...

  • Joshua Lee Chism

    Aug 20, 2020

    Joshua Lee Chism, 33, of Brewton, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Chism was born May 13, 1987, to Terry Lee Chism and Cindy (Craig) Williamson, in Brewton. A 2005 graduate of T.R. Miller High School, he was employed by Provaleus of Brewton as a security software technician for Ally Bank. A self-taught musician, he had several hobbies. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wed., Aug. 19, at 1st Open Bible Church with Bro. Roy Skidmore and Bro. Johnny lambeth officiating. Burial followed at Union...

  • Maxine Childress Creamer

    Aug 20, 2020

    Maxine Childress Creamer, 68, of Flomaton, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, following a brief illness. Mrs. Creamer was born Oct. 21, 1951, to David Allen and Daisy Rosie Zinta Moye Childress, in Atmore. A lifelong resident of Flomaton, she attended Pleasant Home Church and was a 1969 graduate of Flomaton High School. She was employed as a weaving machine operator at Sheltex where she retired with 10 years of service. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Herring officiating....

  • Earl Russell Griffin

    Aug 20, 2020

    Earl Russell Griffin, 72, of Brewton, died Monday, June 29, 2020 in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Griffin was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Portland, Maine. A former resident of Atlanta before moving to Brewton, he was a member of Elim Baptist Church and U.S. Army veteran. He had retired from Kroger as an assistant manager. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Elim Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Headley officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral home directing. Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife,...

  • Charlene Jackson

    Aug 20, 2020

    Charlene Jackson, 66, of Lenox, Ala., died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 following a brief illness. Mrs. Jackson was born Jan. 10, 1954, in Pensacola. A former resident of Pace, Fla. And a longtime resident of Lenox, she graduated from George Stone High School in Pensacola and was a former bookkeeper and homemaker. The funeral was held at 11 a.m, Thursday, Aug. 13, at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Skipper officiating. Burial followed at Damascus Cemetery in Damascus in the Damascus community of Brewton with Williams Memorial...

  • James Foster Mosley

    Aug 20, 2020

    James Foster Mosley, 89, of Century, died Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Mosley was born in Lottie, Ala. and had been a resident of Century for most of his life. A U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, he retired from Monsanto (now Ascend) with more than 30 years of service, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Century. Mr. Mosley is survived by his wife of 33 years, Louzine Mosley of Century; one sister, Florence Cofield of Century; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous...

  • Doris Boswell Newton

    Aug 20, 2020

    Doris Boswell Newton, 79, of Pace, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Mrs. Newton was born Sept. 11, 1940, to Charlie and Vera Boswell, in Greenville, Ala., where she was a longtime resident before moving to Pace. A member of Evergreen Baptist Church, she had several hobbies, including gardening and sewing. The funeral was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, at Evergeen Baptist Church. Burial followed at Sunrise Memorial park in greenville with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Newton is survived by her husband of 61 years, William Amos...

  • Steve Russell Nolin

    Aug 20, 2020

    Steve Russell Nolin, 66, of Mobile, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in a Mobile healthcare facility. Mr. Nolin was born Feb. 18, 1954, to Zin and Merele Nolin, in Flomaton. He moved to Washington, where he lived before relocating back to Mobile several years ago. He was a member of Flomaton First Baptist Church. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. Nolin is survived by his wife, Dee Nolin of Vancouver, Wash.; one daughter, Stephanie Nolin of Vancouver; and two brothers, David (Jo) Nolin of Flomaton and Doug (Barbara) Nolin of...

  • Nannette Cobb Shell

    Aug 20, 2020

    Nannette Cobb Shell, 87, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Mrs. Shell was born March 3, 1933, to William Rufus and Nancy Lowery Cobb in Atmore. A resident of Atmore for 84 years, she had resided at Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Ala. for the past three years. She retired from both Atmore Milling and Elevator and later, Escambia County (Ala.) High School School System. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Shell is survived by her husband of 69 years, James Howard Shell; one son, James Burton (Kim) Shell of...

  • Thomas Douglas Adams

    Aug 13, 2020

    Thomas Douglas Adams, 81, of Century, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Mr. Adams was born in Bluff Springs, Fla. and had been a lifelong resident of the Century community. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he worked for 40 years in the paper manufacturing industry in Cantonment, Fla. and attended Poplar Dell Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7, at Poplar Dell Baptist Church with Rev. Mitch Herring officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery with full military honors and Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Mr. Adams is...

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