Obituaries, week of April 4, 2021

Tamara Gail Godwin

Mrs. Tamara Gail Godwin, age 65, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 in Century, Fla. She was a resident of Century for the past fifty years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bratt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Velma Jean Smith, and husband, Paul Howard Godwin.
Mrs. Godwin is survived by her son, Matthew Paul Godwin of Century; mother-in-law, Nell Godwin of Century; brother-in-law, Wayne Godwin of Century; and other relatives and a host of friends.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Godwin Cemetery with Bro. Tim Hawsey officiating.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Ala.

Clifton McCauley

Mr. Clifton McCauley, age 94, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla.
Mr. McCauley was a native of McDavid, Fla. He was a Veteran of War World II. He was employed 40 years at the Naval Air Station and a supervisor of aircraft maintenance with the Blue Angels and Charco Incorporation for ten years. He served as a councilman of The Muscogee Nation of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mae McCauley, and his wife, Ouida Lee McCauley.
Mr. McCauley is survived by his one son, Steven (Karen Windham) McCauley of McDavid, Fla.; one daughter, Anita Sue (Wayne) Godwin of McDavid; four grandchildren, Jon, Casey, Krystle and Kyle; five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Ted Bridges officiating. Burial followed at Ray’s Chapel Cemetery.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Flannigan, Barry Lee, Jeffery Steadham, Don Ward, Mark Bell and Ruffus Mechem.
Honorary pallbearers were Lee Jernigan, Danny Steadham, David Steadham, Jeff Steadham and Kenny Malone.

A special recognition to family friends Doug and Vicki Harrison.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC in charge of all arrangements, Atmore, Ala.

Shirley Ann Marshall


Mrs. Shirley Ann Marshall, age 84, of Huxford, Ala., passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Atmore, Ala. She was born to the late Carl and Georgia Waid Dreadin. She retired from Huxford Elementary School as secretary after many years of service.  She was a long time member of Huxford Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William C. Marshall. 

Mrs. Marshall is survived by her son, Stan (Diane) Marshall of Huxford; her daughters, Janice (Jim) Carlton of Canoe, Ala., and Annise (Chris) Bruley of Atmore; her brother, Orion (Gwen) Dreadin of Lake Charles, La.; her sister, Gwen (Robert Earl) Brantley of Atmore; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 

Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in Huxford Baptist Church Cemetery in Huxford. 

Active pallbearers will be John Brantley, Robbie Brantley, Gary Dreadin, Paul Lanza, Johnny Middleton and Scott Brantley. 

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home. 

For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged. 

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Ester Jett 


Mrs. Ester “Boo Boo” Curry-Jett, age 70, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021. She was born to Bill Curry and Mrs. Essie Lee Walker-Canada in Mobile, Ala. She joined Holy Community Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Marva Lee Curry-Russell, Carolyn “PeNut” Curry and Sheila A. Hill; husband, William Jett; three nieces: Teresa A. Russell, Carla Melissa Walker and Britteny Canada.

Mrs. Jett is survived by three devoted sisters, Darnell (Robert) Nichols, Brenda Walker both of Atmore, and Juanita (Theron) Mathis of Dallas, Texas; four brothers, Larry (Gladys) Walker of Flomaton, Ala., Eric (Edith) Canada of Decatur, Ala., Matthew (Sonja) Curry of Akron, Ohio, and Charles Herbert Curry of Middletown, N. Y.; two special and devoted nephews, Marvin Russell and LaKarlton Nye; five special nieces, Teresa Russell, Lisa Russell, Charlotte and Mya Riley and Angelica Dawson; two children she reared as her own, Shamika Craft and family, and Kayli S. Johnson; a special friend, Tanotta Williams and family, Ann Montgomery Johnson, Andrea Johnson-Carter, Carolyn Brown and a host of nieces nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Center with Bishop Catadro North, Pastor, and Minister LaKarlton Russell Nye, Messenger of Strength.

Mayberry Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Mollie Welker

Mollie Welker, of Perdido, Ala., passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her residence

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Christian Memorial Funeral Home.

Carl Erskin Jenkins  

Carl Erskin Jenkins, age 67, of Brewton, Ala., passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was born in Oak Hill, Ala., too the late Lucius and Mattie Jenkins. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. After serving in the U.S. Army he traveled the country, was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later became a firefighter. He relocated in the south Alabama area to care for family members and was employed at D.W. McMillian Hospital. He became an outstanding caregiver caring for his father.

He was preceded in death the by his parents and his brother, Larry.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by his daughter, Freida Washington (Rick) of New Baltimore, Mi.; three sisters, Dotti Stallworth and Mary Warren of Los Angeles, Calif., Betty Jenkins of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, John Stallworth (Beverly) of Henrico, Va., Mac Jenkins (Regina) of Brewton; two granddaughters, Breanna and Alyssa Washington of New Baltimore; special Brewton family, Marva Jean and Jaywana Stanley, Quentera and Jameria; long-time friend, Melvin, and a  host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Interment was held at Piney Grave Church Cemetery, Brewton, Ala.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Brewton.

Marquitta Renae Hall

Ms. Marquitta Renae Hall, age 34, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was a proud member of Escambia County High School, class of 2006. She was a member of Old Ship Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed at Wind Creek Casino and Resorts.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Cary Oliver and Larco Bishop; father, John Henry Bishop; aunts, April Richardson, Lillie Bee Glover-Edwards, Eliza Glover-Edwards; uncles, Tommy Hall and Larry Johnson; and nephew, Albert Jr.

Ms. Hall is survived by her mother, Minnie Bishop; brothers, Christopher (Kimberly) Hall and Terry (Nae) Johnson of Atmore, Kanya (Caressa) Dailey of Dedeo, Guam; sisters, Zelma (Albert) Arndell of Montgomery, Ala., Larquitta Bishop of Atmore; nieces, Nykeria and Shakaria Hall, both of Atmore; nephews, Christopher Hall of Atmore and Albert Arndell III, of Montgomery; grandparents, Dorothy Bishop and Pearl Johnson, both of Atmore; aunts, Mary Bishop and Lisa (Kelly) Johnson, both of Atmore, Faye Hall of Macon, Ga., Patricia Williams of Evergreen, Ala., Linda Patterson of Mobile, and Jacqueline Smith of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; uncles, Robert (Mary) Hall, Steven (Deloise) Johnson, Clifford Johnson, Joe Johnson, Alonzo Johnson, Alonzo Johnson, all of Atmore, and Eric Johnson of Macon Ga. God-given daughter, Narianna Nicole Cooper of Atmore; special cousins, Wendy (Brandon) Bishop-Boggan and Khadija Barron of Atmore, Monique (Patrick) Patterson-Miller and Lindsey (Cody) Patterson-Williams of Mobile; best friend, Mykeria Smith of Atmore.

Graveside service was held Saturday, April 3, 2021 with Pastor James Crook, Eulogist.

Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Willie Frank Grace

Mr. Willie Frank Grace, of Bay Minette, Ala., passed away Monday, April 5, 2021. Arrangements will be announced later by Mayberry Funeral Home.