Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Published 5:08 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Billy C. Etheridge

Mr. Billy C. Etheridge, 75, passed away on Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, at his home in Atmore.

He was a native of Eliska, and has resided in Atmore most of his life. He was a former auto salesman with Staff Chevrolet and Brantley Tires. He attended the Splinter Hill Holiness Church and Lottie Baptist Church.

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He is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Emmie Etheridge; wife, Joyce Bryars Etheridge; one sister, Shirley Ann Lane; and four brothers, Tom Etheridge, Wayne Etheridge, Jody Etheridge and Jerry Etheridge.

He is survived by one son, Allen Etheridge and David Rawson of Atmore; one stepson, Donnie Stewart of Atmore; one daughter, Cynthia Thompson of Atmore; two stepdaughters, Fonda Snure of Milton, and Rochel and Keith Martin of McCullough; two sisters, Emma Phillips of Brewton and Mary Shelia Bouillion of Alexandria, Va.; four granddaughters, Samantha Rolin, Jessica Black, Rachel Martin and Scarlet Martin; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Harrelson and Bro. Angelo Thomley officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. today, Feb. 21, 2018, until service time at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Dean Bushnell, Keith Martin, Rodney McGhee, Cody Black, Jon Rolin and Danny Nall.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC is in charge of all arrangements.


Charles Thomas Huffines

Mr. Charles Thomas Huffines, 76, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away on Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, at his residence.

He was born to the late Clarence Huffines and Jewel Webb Huffines in Franklin, Ky. He served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Vietnam War and also served with the Atmore National Guard. He was in the trucking business for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jenene Farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Thrower Huffines of Walnut Hill; two daughters, Kimberly Flurnoy of Atmore and Shanna Huffines of Walnut Hill; one son, Doug (Leah) Vickery Jr. of Flomaton; 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Branden and Nick Moore, Whitney (Chad) Fmedley, Magen (Tony) Argueta, Colby Flurnoy, Austin Buckahult and Tripp, Cade, Avery and Zeb Vickery; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 11, 2018, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed with military honors.

Active pallbearers were his grandsons.

The family received friends Feb. 11 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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

Delores Ann Brown

Delores Ann Brown passed away on Feb. 11, 2018.

She was the daughter of Elizabeth Mitchell Williams and Anderson Williams. She was a 1975 graduate of Escambia County High School. After 30 years of service, she retired from Jefferson Smurfit Mill in Brewton. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She was a devoted wife to her estranged husband, Wade Brown; and survived by a loving son, Marcus Williams; daughter, Nefertiti Rodgers; stepdaughter, Beverly Rodgers; stepsons, Michael Rodgers, Kwame Rodgers and Mensah Rodgers; brothers, Wallace (Shirley) Longmire, Woodrow (Doriena) Longmire and Sammy America; sisters, Alice Sanders, Vernell America, Fonda Poellintz and Maggie McMillan; brother in law, L.T. Townsend; great-grandnephew, Ja Corey “Noah” Dailey; a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces, nephews and grand nephews; and close friends, Judith Frye Dobbs, Faye Ephraim, Bruce Curtis Logan and Willie Ruth Knotts.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 17, 2018, from Gaines Chapel A.M.E. with the Rev. Amos Smith, pastor, and Dr. Audrey McAroy, eulogist. Interment was held in Fairview Cemetery.

Dennis Alvin Garrett Sr.

Mr. Dennis Alvin Garrett, Sr., 72, passed away on Tues., Feb. 13, 2018, in Atmore.

He was a native of Beaumont, Texas, and has resided in Davisville, Fla. since 1993. He was a musician at heart, could play numerous instruments, loved singing and hot rods. He was of the holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Garrett; oldest son, Dennis Jr.; stepdaughter, Katie Lockett; brother, William Brooks Garrett; and sister, Connie Marie Garrett.

He is survived by his wife, Sara L. Garrett of Davisville; mother, Mary L. Garrett, who passed on Feb. 15, 2018; two sons, Jamie Lynn (Tracy) Garrett of Dry Springs, Fla. and David Garrett of Pensacola, Fla.; one stepson, William Lindsey Brown of Atmore.; one daughter in law, Sue Gulsby Garrett of Molino, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth “Sambo” (Margaret) Garrett of Bay Springs; two sisters, Dianne (Doug) Murray of Daphne and Donna (Randy) Hammac of Pensacola; six grandchildren, Blayne Garrett, Saige Garrett, Lucas White, Susan Wyse-Wright, Gabriel Rhea and Daylan Brown; and one great-grandchild, Lyndzi Wright.

Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thurs., Feb. 22, 2018, at Bay Springs Full Gospel Church with Bro. Joe Gibson officiating.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC is in charge of all arrangements.

Donnie Eugene Rolin

Donnie Eugene Rolin entered into eternal peace on Thurs., Feb. 15, 2018, at home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Donnie was born Jan. 17, 1946, in Atmore, the oldest son of the late Eugene “Buster” and Bessie Georgia Rolin.

He was a proud member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and resided in the Poarch Community his entire life. He worked as a coast to coast truck driver and retired in 1999. Donnie was an avid fisherman and loyal Alabama fan. He was joined in matrimony with his beloved, Dianna Lynn (Lassitter) Rolin, to whom he remained devoted for over 50 years. Donnie has been a devoted husband, a loving father, caring brother and the Patriarch of the Rolin family.

He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his loving wife, Dianna Lynn (Lassitter) Rolin; daughters, Cathy Lynn (Rolin) Cooke and husband Allen of Grove Hill and Sonya Charles of Milton, Fla.; three cherished grandsons, Adam, Rob and Jessie Cooke; one brother in law, Tony Lassitter and his wife Shelia of Uriah; adoring siblings; Peggy Couch (late Harold McElhaney) of Poarch, Ernest Rolin (Tina) of Poarch, Harvey James Rolin of Poarch, Roy Vernon Rolin of Poarch, Walter Rolin (Anita) of Poarch, Virginia Godwin (late Alton Godwin) of Poarch, Kenneth Wayne Rolin of Poarch, Anthony Rolin (Jennifer) of Bratt, Fla., Deno Rolin (Necole) of Poarch, Johnny Mack Rolin (Ashley) of Poarch, Autonya Jordan (Wesley) of Poarch, Shawn Rolin (Stephanie) of Poarch and Aubrey “Tinker” Rolin of Poarch; and numerous loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family was comforted to know Donnie was able to attend a special service with Brother Jimmy Swaggart, where he received special blessings and prayers and acknowledged the Lord Jesus as his personal savior.

His wife Diane would like to extend her humble appreciation to the Poarch Creek Fire Department, Atmore Ambulance, Ms. Sandy Hollinger and the Poarch Creek Tribal Council and his special caregiver, Mrs. Christy Bright. Through it all a community rose up to care for a special man and help deliver him to our Lord Jesus in comfort and peace and for this his family will be eternally grateful.

The viewing for Mr. Rolin was held for extended family and friends at Poarch Community Church on Feb. 18, 2018. Funeral services were held Feb. 19, 2018 at McCullough Christian Center with burial services following at Judson Indian Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ernest Rolin (Honorary), Bryan Couch, Aubrey “Tinker” Rolin, Harvey Rolin (Honorary), Walter Rolin (Honorary), Roy Rolin (Honorary), Johnny Mack Rolin (Honorary), Deno Rolin, Kenneth Wayne Rolin (Honorary), Anthony Rolin (Honorary), Shawn Rolin, Johnny Ray Steadham, Danny Couch (Honorary) David McGhee, Trenton Rayborn, Nikya Rolin (Honorary) and Shane Gibson (Honorary).


Edith Gaynell Lambert

Edith Gaynell Lambert,79, of Arab, passed away on Feb. 17, 2018 in Arab.

She was born on May 8, 1938, to the late Angus Lambert and Emma Presley Reed in Tibbie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Burkett; and one brother, Douglas Lambert.

She is survived by her three sons, Wesley (Sondra) Culver, Eddie (Stephanie) Culve, both of Tennessee, William (Marla) Turner of Florida and Donald (Janet) Turner of Alabama; two daughters, Martha Collum and Lillian (Mike) Reynolds, both of Alabama; three brothers, Donald (Judy) Lambert of Alabama, John Reed and James Reed, both of Texas; three sisters, Viola Conn of Alabama, Lagatha Lilly and Wanda (Cary) Vowels of Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 20, 2018, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Gipson officiating. Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Trent Reynolds, Jacob Turner, Jessie Gipson, Aaron Lambert, Doug Lambert and Terry Collum. Honorary pallbearers were Hayden Collum, Andy Reynolds and Cody Reynolds.

Visitation was held Feb. 19, 2018, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was is in charge of arrangements.


Floyd Jefferson Saucer

Mr. Floyd Jefferson Saucer, 84, of Goodway Junction, passed away on Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Mr. Saucer, a lifelong resident of Monroe County, was a farmer for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ulan Z. Saucer and Delia Rigby Saucer; and his brother, Willie Saucer.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Arnett Saucer of Goodway Junction; his son, Michael Saucer and wife Cindy of Goodway Junction; his daughter, Joan Saucer Wilkins and husband Micky of Uriah; one brother, Kenneth Saucer and wife Myra of Goodway Junction; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 20, 2018, from Monroe Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Diane Everette officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery in Frisco City. Visitation was held on Feb. 20, 2018, at the funeral home

Herman Vester “Buddie” Lowery

Herman Vester “Buddie” Lowery, 99, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away on Sun., Feb. 18, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman S. Lowery; mother, Ida Colbert Lowery; sister, Hermione Ware; granddaughter, Abigail Elizabeth Kuchera; and his loving wife, Mary Ethel Lowery.

He was born in Munson, Fla. and spent his early years in small logging communities in Northwest Florida. He served his country in the U. S. Navy as a Sonar Technician during World War II. Following his service, he began working for Hygeia Coca Cola Bottling Co. He was a member of the Poarch Creek Indians and a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Pensacola. Friends and family were always entertained with many of his wonderful stories.

He is survived by his daughters, Nan Baggett (O.D.) and Sherrer Kuchera (Chris); a special niece and nephew, Charles and Janice Ware; five grandchildren, Anna Bradham (Darren), Matt Johnson (Jennifer), Christopher Kuchera, Daniel Griffin and Dustin Griffin; and eight great-grandchildren. We would like to recognize two special God-children, Jessica and Laurel Emerson; a loving caregiver, Frances Powell; and close neighbors, David and Sophie Ranney.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thurs., Feb. 22, 2018, at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. this Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, at Barrancas National Cemetery. The funeral cortege will depart the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday.

Pallbearers are O.D. Baggett, Chris Kuchera, Matt Johnson, Daniel Griffin, Christopher Kuchera and Dustin Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Pensacola, 500 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501, or to the charity of your choice.

BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway is entrusted with arrangements.

Mary Walton Garrett

Mrs. Mary Walton Garrett, 92, passed away on Thurs., Feb. 15, 2018, at her home in Bay Springs, Fla.

She was a native of Carabelle, Fla. and a resident of Bay Springs, Fla. since 1947. She was active in the community, serving as a seamstress and a baker. She was a member of the Bay Springs Full Gospel Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Alvin Garrett; two sons, William Brooks Garrett and Dennis Alvin Garrett Sr.; one daughter, Connie Marie Garrett; two brothers, W.D. Bill Walton and John Walton; and one sister, Lois Elizabeth Walton.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth “Sambo” (Margaret) Garrett of Bay Springs; two daughters, Mary Dianna (Doug) Murray of Daphne and Donna Jane Shaw (Randy) Hammac of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Ernest Walton of Robertsdale; one sister, Minnie Mae Dunnaway of Salem, Ariz.; one sister in law, Ruth Walton of Livingston, Texas; 12; 20 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; and one daughter in law, Sara Garrett of Davisville, Fla.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 17, 2018, from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating.

Burial followed at the Bay Springs Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Feb. 17, 2018, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Shane Garrett, Sammy Garrett, Jason Sims, Will Norris, Lance Yuhasz and Jamie Garrett.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC was in charge of all arrangements.


Mary L. Williams

Ms. Mary L. Williams, 69, of Stockton (Tensaw Community), passed away on Feb. 19, 2018, with her family by her side.

Services will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC.