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Obituaries for Wed., May 25, 2016

Henry Rodriquez Payne

Mr. Henry Rodriquez Payne, 35, of Atmore, died Sun., May 22, 2016, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.

Funeral services will be announced by Furner Funeral Chapel LLC.

Howard L. Monroe

Howard L. Monroe of Oak Grove, Fla., passed away on May 21, 2016, in Atmore.

He was born on March 27, 1940, in Pensacola, Fla., to the late John Pershing and Alice Ruth Dungan Monroe. He retired from Monsanto as a chemical operator after 32 years of service. He was in the United States Marine Corps.

He is preceded in death by his late parents; brother, Allan Monroe; and one stepson, William Rowell. He was an avid race fan.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Dianne Gideons Monroe; one son, Douglas (Lynette) Monroe of Robertsdale; daughter, Pamella (Bernie) Perron of Cantonment, Fla.; step-daughter, Angela Lynn (Andrew) Pipkin of Atmore; one special niece, Tina Davidson; brother, John (Sylvia) Monroe of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Peggy (Jerry) Winslow and Susan Bradley, both of Pensacola; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Fri., May 27, 2016, at 2 p.m. for the Atmore area family and friends at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore with Bro. Butch Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held tomorrow, Thurs., May 26, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for the Pensacola area family and friends at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Hwy 29, Cantonment, Fla.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Bowen

Last evening just before eight o’clock, the Pines, the Oaks and the River Birch in Nokomis stirred slightly, and their branches gracefully parted, and moved aside as the Lord called James Bowen home on May 20, 2016, in Nokomis, Fla.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1933, in Excel, to the late Robert Bernard and Mattie Coleman Bowen.

He retired from St. Regis/Stone Container after 40 years of service. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and attended Nokomis Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by siblings, Robert Bowen, Darrell Bowen and Sandra Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Gloria Byrd Bowen of Nokomis; children, Richard (Christy) Bowen of Pensacola, Fla., Douglas (Mary Anne) Bowen of Cantonment, Fla. and Robbie (Lisa) Bowen of Loxley; grandchildren, Megan, Nick, Justina, Winter, Melissa, Bjay, Stevie Ray, Rhonda, Angelina and Cody; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Services were held Tues., May 24, 2016, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Hill and Bro. Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in Old Sowell Field Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Rick Golson, Joe Hubbard, John Levins, Bjay Ditto, Trevor Graham and Josh Horne.

Family received friends on May 23 at Johnson-Quimby funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.

Jeffrey Paul Dawson

Jeffrey (Jeff) Paul Dawson, born July 17, 1969, passed away on May 14, 2016, in Carrolton, Ga., where his wife Peggy, resides.

He previously lived in Walnut Hill, Fla. He graduated from Ernest Ward High School in 1987. He served in the Marine Corps.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John P. Dawson and Glores Dawson.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two brothers, John (JJ) and Travis Dawson; a special cousin, Terrel (Robin) Ard; and numerous other cousins, aunts and uncles.

A private funeral service will be held in Carrolton.

Jimmie Lowe

Retired United States Air Force Capt. Jimmie Lowe, 62, of Atmore, entered his heavenly home on Wed., May 18, 2016, at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

A native of Eufaula (Barbour Co.), he was a graduate of Eufaula High School. After graduating from high school, Lowe attended Alabama State University in Montgomery, where he was a member of the marching band “The Marching Hornets” and the Air Force ROTC program. While at ASU, he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and music. After graduation, Lowe was commissioned into the United States Air Force, where he served four and a half years before retiring with an honorable discharge.

While at Alabama State, he met Elizabeth Diane Quarker, and they were married June 9, 1975 and to this union, two sons were born, Roderick and Christopher. The majority of their years were spent in Tampa, Fla.

Lowe was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Tampa for over 30 years, where he was a member of the Senior Male Chorus and BTU (Baptist Training Union) teacher. After relocating to Atmore five years ago, he united with the Mt. Gillead Baptist Church, where he served as lead guitarist for the Male Chorus, president of the Outreach Ministry, BTU teacher and member of Sunday school, where he served faithfully until his death.

Those left to cherish his life, love and legacy are his devoted wife, Elizabeth Diane Lowe of Atmore; two sons, Roderick (Tisha) Lowe of Wake Forest, N.C. and Christopher (Mekia) Lowe of Atmore; one sister, Dorothy (Willie) Jones of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, James (Louise) Lowe of Eufaula and Frazier Farrior of Baker Hill; four grandchildren, Jaylan Durham, Tremaine Williams, Jonathan Broderick Lowe and Christopher Pryce Lowe; sister in laws; brother in laws nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Mon., May 23, 2016, from Mt. Gillead Baptist Church (Freemanville) with the Rev. Robert Davis, pastor, serving as officiate. Inhumation with full military honors was in Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.


Joseph “Joe” McCall

Mr. Joseph “Joe” McCall, 69, of Stockton, accepted the Master’s call on Fri., May 20, 2016, at Eastern Shore Rehab and Health Center in Daphne.

A native of Mobile, McCall was reared in Baldwin County, where he was a graduate of Douglasville High School in Bay Minette. He continued his education at J. F. Drake Technical School in Huntsville. He worked at Standard Furniture for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Sharron Green McCall of Bay Minette; one son, Joseph McCall Jr. of Bay Minette; two sisters, Mary (Julius) Lymon of Bay Minette and Eula (Stanley) Jones of Stockton; and three grandchildren.

A funeral service will be Sat., May 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. from Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Stockton with the Rev. Calvin Martin, pastor, officiating. Inhumation will be in Robinson Cemetery in Stockton with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.

Voncile B. Lassitter

Voncile B. Lassitter, 94, of McCullough, passed away on May 4, 2016 in McCullough.

She was born on Nov. 30, 1921, in McCullough, to the late Levy and Bessie Walker Bryant. She was a member of Huxford Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John W. Lassitter; siblings, Eulie Bryant, Victoria “T.” Cooper and Alma Stewart.

She is survived by one son, William “Benford” (Gail) Lassitter of Wade, Miss. and one daughter, Joyce Woolley of Newton, Miss.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Fri., May 6, 2016, from the Huxford Baptist Church with Bro. James Boyd serving as officiate. Burial followed in McCullough Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ricky Wasdin, Gerald Parmer, James Plant, Olen Parmer, Caleb Lassitter and John Woolley.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Booker, William Gorum, Joe Coker, Terrell Mason and Ralph Purnell.

Visitation was held May 6 until service time from the Huxford Baptist Church.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.