Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2018

John W. Milstead

Capt. John W. Milstead, 67, passed away on Sun., Dec. 16, 2018.

Most of us are lucky to have one true love. John had two, his wife, Mary and the open sea.

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For 31 years, he was her husband and the captain of many vessels.

As much as he loved Mary, he also loved her four daughters and stepped up to be the father he didn’t have to be, but always should have been.

There are not enough words to say how much he will be missed.

Left to mourn is his wife, Mary Milstead; four daughters, Mary Brake, Tina Reid, Lee Winterberry and Ervina Blanchette; four brothers, Charles and Betty, Gene and Janet, Ray and Donna, and Harold and Debbie; three sisters, Polley, Fran and Don and Betty Jo and Lynn; and numerous other family and friends.

Bond voyage Pop! We love you!

A visitation was held until the service time on Dec. 21, 2018, from Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral.


LW Wainwright

Mr. LW Wainwright, 74, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018, in Slidell, La.

He was a native of Perdido and had resided in Pearl River, La. most of his life. He was of the Pentecostal Faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Rita Faye Wainwright; eight sisters; and one brother.

He is survived by two sisters, Stella Hadley of Atmore and Ella (B) Gibson of Bay Minette; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services were held Dec. 21, 2018, from the Lottie Methodist Cemetery.

Visitation was held Dec. 20 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

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

Richard Thomas Mason

Richard Thomas “Dick” Mason, 85, of Huxford, passed away on Dec. 19, 2018 in Atmore.

He was retired from Yale Rubber Company, born in Applegate, Mich. on Sept. 19, 1933, to the late Pierce and Marjorie Aikin Mason. He was a member of Huxford Community of Christ Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dawn Mason; and a brother, Ed Mason.

Survivors are his wife, Carolyn C. Mason of Huxford; son, Ron (Denise)

Kloosterman of McNinnville, Tenn.; daughter, Tami (David) Smith of Century, Fla.; step children, Ricky (Stephanie) Middleton of Huxford, Pam (Chris) Scheurer of Theodore, Johnny (Ginger) Middleton of Huxford and

Barry (Rhonda) Middleton of Bay Minette; one brother, Doug (Donna)

Mason of Michigan; two sisters, Pat (Gene) Tank and Peg (Gene) Dorman, both of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services were held on Dec. 22, 2018, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Seventy Wayne Ellis officiating. Interment was held in Huxford Community of Christ Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kent Smith, Kyle Smith, Ron Kloosterman, Ricky Middleton, Johnny Middleton, Travis Middleton and Chase Coleman.

Family received friends Dec. 22 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

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


William Todd Daughtry

Mr. William Todd Daughtry, 54, passed away on Dec. 14, 2018.

He was born in Poarch on Oct. 7, 1964.

He was a former resident of Atmore and a resident of Saraland. He was a proud member of the Poarch Creek Indians. He spent most of his life nurturing his family traditions and native heritage. He played baseball and football all through his school years and was a honorable graduate from Escambia County High School.

He loved all sports, especially football and Nascar, he truly loved our native casino Wind Creek and was always fellow-shipping with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lottie McGhee Duerst; his father W.C. Daughtry;

his brother, Autry Delaine Daughtry; and his nephew, Jim Douzier Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Robertson; siblings, Sheila Lowe (Joseph Lowe, UNK), Andy Daughtry, Glenda McCaw, Sarah Rone, Annette Roberts and Jack Daughtry; Chuck Madison; nieces, Leslie Albritton, Valerie Daughtry Fuller, Ashley Lowe Rolin, Tracey Lowe Reed, Stacey Lowe, Melissa Loper, Misty Manac, Lindsay Manac Cook and Amanda Bell; nephews, Shane Daughtry and Brandon Manac; 18 great-nieces; 14 great-nephews; two great-great nieces; two great-great nephews; and the Poarch Creek community.

He will be greatly missed by many, but his memory will remain forever in all the hearts he has touched.

Pallbearers were Joel Reed, Lewis Reed, Rickey Reed, Scott Weaver, Teddy Snow, Brain Wall and honorary Joel “Glenn” Reed Jr.

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