Obituaries for Wed., May 2, 2018

Published 5:27 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Edna Mae Fore Coley Brazzell

Ms. Edna Mae Fore Coley Brazzell, 80, of Atmore, fell asleep in the Arms of Jesus on Mon., April 16, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

She was a native of Monroeville and had attended school in Monroe County. She was a homemaker and loved helping others in need. She had been a member of Gaines Chapel AME Church before joining Gospel Temple No. 1 Holiness Church in Pensacola. Her love for the Lord and helping others led her to donate land for the building of Gospel Temple No. 2 Holiness Church of Atmore (Brazzell Hill).

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Those who preceded her in death are her husband, Grady Brazzell; father of her children, Isom “Kite” Coley Sr.; her son, Isom Coley Jr.; her parents, Edward and Hattie Davis Fore; grandson, Jeffery Williams; four sisters, Lucy Hawthorne, Gladys Nettles, Margaret Dailey and Mary Fore; a brother, Hildon Fore; and her son in law, Gerald Hartley.

Those left to cherish memories of her life are two daughters, Marie Hartley and Lois Brazzell, both of Atmore; seven sons, Eddie Lee (Anita) Fore of Foley, Raymond Coley of Atmore, Ricky (Veronica) Coley of Bay Minette, Ronald Coley of Huntsville, Michael Coley of Beaumont, Texas, Willie (Shirley) Coley of Pensacola and Harold (Annie) Brazzell of Atmore; 41 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two faithful goddaughters, Charlotte McGhee and Tammy Martin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A homegoing celebration was held on April 21, 2018, at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with Elder Brenda Mitchell, pastor of Gospel Temple No. 1 Holiness Church in Pensacola as eulogist and the Rev. Willie Hawthorne as host pastor. Retirement of her remains was in Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.


Charles Kimmons

Mr. Charles “Bud” Kimmons, 85, passed away on Mon., April 30, 2018, in Range.

He was a native of Byrneville, Fla., where he spent most of his life. He has resided in Range for the past two years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, employed with Alger Sullivan with 15 years of service and Crosby Lumber Co. with 25 years of service. He was a member of the Ebenezer Assembly of God.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers;  and six sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Claudeen Kimmons of Range; five sons, Charles (Kathy) Kimmons of Pensacola, Fla., Donnie (Linda) Kimmons of Pensacola, Bernie (Shelia) Kimmons of Cedar Bluff, Tim Kimmons of Flomaton and Doug (Melinda) Kimmons of Andalusia; one daughter, Cindy (Jesse) Burch of Range; 12 grandchildren, Lester, Chrissy, Mechelle, Dwain, Steven, Ashley, DaKorey, Elizabeth, Justin, Britney, Erica and Joey; 42 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wed., May 2, 2018, from the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God with the Rev. Bobby Carney, the Rev. Joe Gilman and Bro. Tim Floyd officiating.

Burial will follow at the Beulah Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation was held May 1, 2018, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Justin Burch, Charles Kimmons, Dwain Kimmons, Doug Kimmons, Steven Kimmons and Chris Burch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Fowler, Tommy Fowler, Lee Deese, David Jernigan, Ray Morris and Zach Carnley.

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


Francis Jeannette Lowery Nichols

Francis Jeannette Lowery Nichols, 72, of Century, Fla., passed away on Mon., April 23, 2018, in Century.

She was born in Bluff Springs, Fla. on Sept. 25, 1945, to the late James Curtis and Effie Della Cobb Tedder. She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and husbands, Buster Lowery and Chester Nichols.

She is survived by her son, Charles Keith (Sondra) Lowery of Milton, Fla.; three daughters, Linda (Tim) Presley of Byrneville, Fla., Melissa (Rocky) Lee of Flomaton and Susan Nichols of Byrneville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on April 26, 2018, from the Byrneville United Methodist Church Cemetery with Bro. Tim Floyd officiating.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth Wayne Johnson

Kenneth Wayne Johnson, 74, of Stockton, passed away on Sun., April 22, 2018, in Stockton.

He was a supervisor with the State Docks for 26 years, employed with Golden Stevedoring, Odyssey, Maritime Services and was a supervisor for Tri-State Port Authority. He was a member and treasurer of West End Baptist Church, born on Jan. 14, 1944, in Century, Fla. to the late Bruce and Mary Loutisia Lambert Johnson

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Bruce Johnson Jr.

Survivors are his wife, Margaret G. Johnson; one son, Randy (Pam) Johnson, both of Stockton; one daughter, Rhonda (James) English of Brewton; one sister, Linda Whatley of Atmore; grandchildren, Kevin (Rebecca) Johnson, Amber Loutisia English, Ryan (Sarah) Johnson and Kenneth English; great-grandchildren, Brooke Johnson, Madison Johnson and Macey Johnson.

Services were held April 25, 2018, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Allen Chace officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kevin Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Kenneth English, Allen Jay, Ken Brown and James English.

Family received friends April 24, 2018, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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