Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Beverly Ann Godwin

Mrs. Beverly Ann Godwin, 72, passed away on Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, at her home in Bay Minette.

She was a native of Lauderdale County, Miss. and had resided in the Bay Minette-Perdido  area most of her life.

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She is survived by her daughter, Tracey (George) Hendricks of Brewton; two nephews, Kevin (Lee Anna) Irle of Saraland and Shawn Irle of Bay Minette; one niece, Tina Marmolejo of Perdido Key, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Kellie Michelle Hendricks, John Britton Hendricks and Logan Patrick Hendricks.

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

Catherine Louise Martin

Catherine Louise “Cat” Martin, a sophomore at Baldwin County High School, departed this life on Nov. 23, 2018, at the age of 16.

She is preceded in death by her father, Antonio Martin; grandmother, Catherine Martin; and grandfather, Larry Montgomery.

She was born on Sept. 6, 2002 and she enjoyed swimming, basketball, dancing, hanging out with friends and helping the basketball and football teams. She was a member of the swim team and a manager for the basketball team.

She is survived by her mother, T’Nequa Earl Martin; brother, Kendrick Lawson; grandmother, Sally Earl; grandfather, Alfred (Inez) Earl; aunt, Yvonne (David) Brooks; uncles, Rico (Tracie) Earl, Derrick Earl, Walter (Vanangela) Franklin, Roger (Cassandra) Martin and Victor Payne; god parents, VonClay and Lashawnda Bennett; eight god sisters and brothers; and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 2, 2018 from the First Baptist Church of Bay Minette with Dr. Garnett “Chip” Starnes, pastor.

Arrangements were handled by Mayberry Funeral Home of Atmore.

Darick Dewayne Williams

Darick Dewayne Williams was born on July 29, 1971, and departed this life on Nov. 26, 2018 in Atmore.

He was a resident of Pensacola, Fla. and a professional truck driver.

He was the first son of Mary Ann Williams of Pensacola, and the late Willie McBride of Atmore.

He was reared in Atmore with his three younger brothers, Tyrone Williams, Kendrick Williams and Rodney Williams.

Funeral services were held Dec. 8, 2018 from the chapel of Mayberry Funeral Home with Apostle Herbert Martin of High Praise Christian Center in Pensacola, officiating. Interment was held in the Fairview cemetery.

Pallbearers were James E. Williams, Aundrae Williams, Donald L. White, Ronald L. White, Cleo Johnson and Jerome Davis.

Flower bearers were family and friends.

Mayberry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frankie Baggett

Frankie Baggett, 69, of Loxley, passed away on Dec. 6, 2018 in Mobile.

He was born to the late Claude Hamilton and Rosie Arrington Baggett on July 31, 1949.

He worked for Sun Belt Chemical (Tiger-Sul) and worked in the paper mill industry most of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Loxley.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jimmy Baggett and Gene Baggett; and his sister, Carolyn Baggett.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeanne Johnson Baggett of Loxley; children, Becky Bryan of Atmore, Neely (Jonathan) Martin of Poarch, Jason (Kacie) Baggett of Doha, Qatar and Douglas (Stephanie) Baggett of Haughton, La.; brother, Kenneth Baggett of Walnut Hill, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Dec. 9, 2018 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeff Copeland officiating. Burial followed in Canoe Freewill Baptist Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Michael Baggett, Gary Baggett, Tim Baggett, Kyle Johnson, Russ Johnson and Brad Kendrick.

Visitation was held Dec. 8, 2018 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Gayle Leroy Tousey

Gayle Leroy Tousey died on Nov. 28, 2018.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Tousey; and his parents, Gayle and Ruby Tousey of Wisconsin, Ill.

Survivors include his children, Daniel Cooley of Mobile, Columbus (Melissa) Cooley of Bay Minette, Brenda Kwasnica of Missouri, Marcia (Ronald) Lane of Bay Minette and Wesley (Dana) Cooley of Bay Minette; a host of grandchildren; and three devoted, Brittney, Briana and Alexis of Bay Minette.

Funeral services were held Dec. 2, 2018 at Full Power Holiness Church in Bay Minette.

Mayberry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Janice Bryant Barden

Janice Bryant Barden, 61, of Citronelle, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 in Mobile.

She was born on March 5, 1957 in Dermontt, Ark. to the late John Houston and Claudean Prescott Bryant. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and a minor in agriculture. Held several positions in banking, legal and the agriculture fields. But her first love was flowers. After being diagnosed with cancer, she started her company, jbbandflowers and began the journey, which enabled her to create weddings that gave each bride the desire of their heart.

This was made possible by honing her skills at Zimlich, “The Florist” for a number of years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her parents in law, Elwood and Ruby Barden

She is survived by her husband, Douglas E. Barden; a brother, John H. Bryant Jr. ( Shannon) of Belle Vista, Ark.; a sister, Lynn Courson (Paul) of Lake Village, Ark.; nephews, Matthew Bryant, Christopher Bryant and Andy Chaney Bryant; nieces, Taylor Dean Courson and Ashley Hickman; and many special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services were held Dec. 8 at the First Baptist Church of Atmore, with the Rev. Clay Lewis officiating. Viewing was held until service time. Internment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Jean Ann Brouwer Edeker

Jean Ann Brouwer Edeker, 67, of Atmore, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 6, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla.

She worked in retail, born in Kalamazoo, Mich. on May 7, 1951, to the late James E. and Pearl Brouwer Sr.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Ronnie Carnley of Atmore; son, Joshua

Edeker of Jay, Fla.; step sons, Robert (Holly) Carnley of Huxford and Randy (Alycia) Carnley of California; one brother, Jim Brouwer of Michigan; and grandchildren, Kahyleb Edeker, Katelyn and Jacob Carnley.

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


John Stanley Sanders

John Stanley Sanders, 63, of Cantonment, Fla., passed way on Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, in Cantonment.

He was a mechanic with Escambia County Mosquito Control, born in Atmore on Aug. 2, 1955 to the late Arlen and Velma Williams Sanders.

Survivors are a son, Joshua David Sanders; two brothers, Jerry

Sanders and Richard Sanders; and two sisters, Mae Hildreth and Janie Sanders.

Services were held Nov. 30, 2018 from the Dry Springs Church. Interment followed in Dry Springs Cemetery.

Family received friends Nov. 30 at Dry Springs Church.

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


June Ellison Croft

June Ellison Croft, a resident of Atmore, passed away in her home on Dec. 7, 2018.

She was born July 12, 1947 in Mobile. A memorial service was held at Robinsonville Baptist Church Dec. 5, 2018.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Croft; two sisters, Renee and Cheryl; and one bother, Charles. She never had any biological children of her own. She has one “adopted” daughter, Donna Cook. She is also survived by a host of family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lula Bell Sessions Ellison Harris; and her father, P.W. Ellison.

She lived most of her life in the Atmore area. She was a Christian and attended Robinsonville Baptist Church. Her passion in life was to help those in need. June graduated from Escambia County High School and had an IT degree in programming language. June and her husband, Bob, were married on Sept. 25, 1986. During their 32 years of marriage, they lived in Pensacola, Fla., Bay Minette, Moffat Co. and in Atmore. She worked many years with Greer’s Super Markets, Standard Furniture Manufacturing and Wind Creek Casino.

She loved attending church and shared many memories of her times as a girl attending Sunday School. June was extremely proud of how hard her mother worked as a single mom to care for her. Her family and friends who knew her best will miss her tomato gravy, her always being available to care for others in their times of need. Even taking you into her home if you needed a place to stay.

Her request was for her body to be donated to the University of South Alabama for further study. It is the family’s hope through her generous donation that more can learned about the different types of strokes and their causes.

The family would like to thank all first responders and care givers who helped in June’s care for the last few years.

Orley Joseph Adams

Mr. Orley Joseph “Joe” Adams, 60, passed away on Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 at his home in McDavid, Fla.

He was a native of Three Rivers, Mich. and had resided in McDavid for the past 22 years. Joe was retired from the U.S. Navy with 21 years of service, serving in various duty stations around the world and aboard the following ships, RTC Great Lakes Illinois (June 1976), MS (A) School (September 1976), Diego Garcia (January 1977), Adak Alaska (January 1978), USS Lexington CVT 16 (January 1979), NTC Corey Station (1980), USS R.E. Byrd DDG 23 (1982), CBC Gulfport Mississippi (1986) and Kitty Hawk CV 63 (1988), US Thomas S. Gates CG51 (1992) and NAS Pensacola (1994-1996). He was a former employee at Crary’s Dairy, the Florida Department of Corrections with 14 years of service and a member of the McDavid United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Lee Cunningham; and sister, Rebecca Pauline Graves.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Gary and Janet Rose Adams of Monroe, Mich..; wife of 22 years, Ruth Crary-Adams of McDavid; two sons, Garald “Hank” Adams of Pensacola and Edward Luther “Big Ed” Adams of Pensacola; one brother, Gary John (Cathy Marie) Adams of Monroe; two grandchildren, Tommie Willow Adams and Ivy Josephine Adams; one step-brother, Daniel (Mary) Adams of Michigan; one step-sister, Joanne (Bill) Godfrey of Michigan; mother in law, Dean Crary of Century, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 5, 2018 from the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. David W. Cook officiating.

Burial followed at Crary Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation was held Dec. 5, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Andrew Johnson, John Godwin, Terry Stanford, Ashton Johnson and Jackie Godwin.

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


Toni DiAnn Haupert Boutwell

Toni DiAnn Haupert Boutwell, 64, of Atmore passed away on Dec. 8, 2018 in Atmore.

She was born on July 31, 1954, in Atmore to Tony Jacob and Mazie Hanks Haupert, which later preceded her in death.

She completed four years of Bible College and became an ordained minister with the assemblies of God.

During her ministry, she became co-director of Teen Challenge and was very active with New Life for girls. She was a member of Beulah Chapel Assembly of God.

She is survived by her godchildren, Heather Hudson Murphy and Joshua Hudson; two sisters, Rose Marie Weaver Gibson and Carolyn Haupert Faust; her nieces and nephews, Cindy Walker and Susan (Josh) Johns, Doyle (Elaine) Weaver, Anthony (Linda) Weaver, Randy (Vickie) Weaver, Mike Weaver, Jimmie Faust, Joey Faust, Micky Faust; two great nephews, Christopher (Melissa) Weaver and Bryant (Christina) Weaver; special friends and caregivers Polly Johnson, Doris Godwin, Gwen Morton, Tina Hennington, Cheryl Odom; and several aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, from the Johnson-
Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Hudson and Bro. Tim Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Joe Faust, Jimmy Faust, Randy Weaver, Anthony Weaver, Willie Wilson and Arnold Burkett.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time today, Dec. 12, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.