Clark Duval Thompson
Mr. Clark Duval Thompson, age 71, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his
residence. He was born in Flomaton, Ala. to Alfred Duval and Martha Johnson Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Judy Elaine Thompson.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his children, Courtney (Chris) Harrison and Hope (Shawn) Lassiter, all of Atmore, Valerie (Mychal) Reddix of Spanish Fort, Ala., Shayne (Ashley) Godwin of Fairhope, Ala., Blake (Marie) Godwin of Daphne, Ala. and Shelley (Billy) Donald of Walnut Hill, Fla.; his brother, Wilton “Boo” (Janice) Thompson of Century, Fla.; his sisters, Martha (John) Sansom, Eileen Thompson and Patricia Thompson, all of Flomaton, Ala.; his grandchildren, Megan, Caitlyn, Hannah, Baylie, Natalie, Eli, Sydnie, Kylie, Meredith, Harper, Riley, Julian, Cam, Sebastian, Adrianna; eight great-grandchildren along with his nurse and special friend, Kaitlin Morris.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Flomaton Cemetery in Flomaton. Interment will follow in Flomaton Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc in charge of all arrangements.
Sheila Diane Gates
Mrs. Sheila Diane Gates, age 70, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at her home in Summerdale, Ala. surrounded by family at her bedside. She retired as a nurse with many years of service. She enjoyed watching TV, especially wresting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Berry Vernon and Dorothy Stewart Seals and her husband, Floyd Geary Gates.
Mrs. Gates is survived by her one son, Floyd Geary (Glenda) Gates Jr, of Bay Minette, Ala.; one daughter, Sharon Gates (Salvador) Perez of Summerdale; one sister, Mary Delores (Sonny) Gaskin, of Stark, Fla.; two grandchildren, Caleb “Kyle” Enfinger and MaKayla Diane Cuenca; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC with Rev. Ronald Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 17, 2022 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Enfinger, Salvador Perez, Wayne Roberson, Billy Clyde Gates.
Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC. in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
Michael Adrian Sutton
Mr. Michael Adrian Sutton, age, 55, formerly of Atmore, Ala., born in Mobile, Ala., passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022. He was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan and outdoorsman, a world traveler, and the truest embodiment of love that one has ever seen or known.
He was preceded in death by father, Adolph “Doc” Sutton, Jr. of Atmore, Ala. and sister, Tara Sutton.
Mr. Sutton is survived by mother, Theresa Heimbuch, formerly of Weehawken, N. J.; siblings, Aurora Sutton Junius (Cletus), Maria Sutton Ewing (Tom), Theresa Sutton Sullivan (Craig), David Sutton (Patti), and Brendan Sutton; goddaughter and niece, Savannah Ewing; six nieces; seven nephews; and many extended family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. from Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Atmore.
Expressions of condolence at HopewellFuneral.com.
Curtis Franklin Amerson
Mr. Curtis Franklin Amerson, age 83, of Enon, Fla. passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Bratt, Fla. to the late Horace E. and Fannie Wiggins Amerson. He served in the United States Army and was the owner of Amerson & Son’s Pest Control. He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church and Walnut Hill Ruritan Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Albert Elyan Amerson and his sister, Betty Brown.
Mr. Amerson is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Betty Coleman Amerson; his sons, Curtis Alan Amerson of Jay, Fla. and Alex David (Felicia) Amerson of Enon; his daughters, Lisa J. (Tracy) Fisher and Leah A. (Brian) Williams, all of Mobile, Ala.; his sister, Ann Amerson Weemes of Atmore, Ala.; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren along with cousins, extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel in Atmore with Bro. Ted Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in Godwin Cemetery in Bratt, Fla.
The family will receive friends Monday, June 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Joan DiMatteo Hackman
Mrs. Joan DiMatteo Hackman, age 87, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born in Wilmington, Del. to the late Vincent F. DiMatteo and Bertha G. DiMatteo. She was very active in the Atmore community and was very proud of her service to the community through the Red Cross, and especially her role in the establishment of the Welcome Center in Heritage Park. She loved the beaches of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Coast.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Robert V. DiMatteo.
Mrs. Hackman is survived by her husband, Herbert V. Hackman, Jr.; her son, Jeff (Rhoda) Hackman; her daughters, Sara (Mike) Brown and Margie (Gene) Pandolfi; her sister, Carole J. Lattomus; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held in the coming weeks at Johnson-Quimby Chapel in Atmore
at a date to be announced later, followed by a memorial service the next day at Saint Anna’s in Poarch, Ala.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Sue Beasley Day
Mrs. Mary Sue Beasley Day, age 73, passed away June 9, 2022 in Brewton, Ala. She was born to the late Amon and Mable Hollinhead in Century, Fla. She was a member of Springhill Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed going fishing, camping, and being with her pets.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, JB Day.
Mrs. Day is survived by her two sons, David (Yvonne) Beasley of Danville, Ky. and Michael (Wemberlee) Beasley, of Brewton; seven grandchildren, Shea, Tabitha (Matt) Adam, Ethan, Darcy, Jacob, Emily; three great-grandchildren, Mason, Zoey, Zachary, other relatives and friends.
Memorial service along with Eastern Star service prior will be held Friday, June 17, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Flomaton First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Harris officiating
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
Freddie Nell Woods Pezent
Freddie Nell Woods Pezent, 88, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Mobile Infirmary with her daughter, Becky, by her side. She was born in Atmore on Friday, May 25, 1934, to George W. Woods and Ollie Mae Payne Woods. In 1950, she married Gaines Ray Pezent of Jackson, a union that would last 71 years. A member of Rockville Baptist Church, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, quilting and bird watching. She especially enjoyed decorating for the holidays and hosting her family. She loved to set a pretty table!
Freddie valued and loved her family and friends dearly. She was a kind, helpful and generous person to all who knew her. To know her was to love her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaines Ray Pezent; parents, George Woods and Ollie Payne Woods; siblings, William A. Woods, Ruby Lee Lambert, Estelle Parker, Anne Dunne, Otis Woods, Thelma Sierra, Mary Willis, Louise Jernigan, Gladys Petrantis, Edward Woods, Hazel Mason, Harold Allen and sons-in-law, Johnny Bradford and Louie E. “Buck” Pepper.
She is survived by her children; daughters, Judie (Charles) Martin, Betty (Bobby) Hentschel, Rebecca Bradford; sons, Ray Pezent, Danny Pezent; stepson, Tony (Patty) Andress; grandchildren, Jill (Rick) Goolsby, Caroline (Jay) Jackson, John (Sarah) Hentschel, Carli (Clay) Johnston, Rae (Eric) Adams; step-grandchildren, Robby Hentschel, Candy Hentschel, Chad Bradford, Kim (Jamie) Harrell; great-grandchildren, Robin (Allison) Swift, Joshua Brown, Barrett Brown, Lander Johnston, Emalise Johnston, Eliza Johnston, Pepper Adams, Freddy Adams; step great-grandchildren, Sara Overstreet, Brennan Overstreet, Isabel Harrell, Bradford Harrell and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rockville Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Dunn officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers will be John Hentschel, Eric Adams, Barrett Brown, Joshua Brown, Clay Johnston and Robin Swift.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Biggs, Michael Burns, Gary Cooper, Jack Dunne, Tim Dunne, Bobbie Joe Gray, Jr., Gilbert Harden, Ed Lambert, Sherrel Lambert, Bobby Mason, Bobby Payne, Gil Willis, Glen Willis, Tim Willis, Larry Woods, Eddie Pezent, Erby Pezent, Marcus Pezent, Mirko Pezent, Ryan Pezent, Warner Pezent, Roy Marks Don Wilson and Paul Wilson.
Flowers and memorials are welcome. Memorials in her memory may be made to Rockville Baptist Church or Pilots for Christ, P.O. Box 707, Monroeville, AL 36461.
Lathan Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements, Jackson, Ala.
Wanda Ann Kirby
Ms. Wanda Ann Kirby, age 47, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Bay Minette, Ala. She was born in Mobile, Ala, and resided most her life in Bay Minette. She was a member of Whitehouse Fork Baptist Church. She enjoyed her flower garden, and baking. She loved traveling to the mountains and long walks on the beach.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Berl and Carol Kirby.
Ms. Kirby is survived by her one son, Austin Kirby of Whitehouse Fork, Ala.; one daughter, Asia Kirby of Whitehouse; other relatives, and friends.
Graveside services will be held Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Whitehouse Fork Cemetery with Rev. Tony Banning officiating. Burial will follow at Whitehouse Fork Cemetery.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home LLC. in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.
Annie Deloise Miller
Ms. Annie Deloise Miller, age 82, native of Atmore, Ala., resident of Orlando, Fla., passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at AdventHealth, Orlando.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Faith Center.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Mr. Levester Stallworth of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at his home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date and announced by Christian Memorial Funeral Home.
Ms.Lula Knight of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 at her home
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Christian Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Katie Grant of Atmore, Ala., passed away Friday, June 17, 2022.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. at New Order Baptist Church.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Brenda Gibbs Wade
Mrs. Brenda Gibbs Wade, age 78, of Atmore, Ala., passed away at her home Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the age of 78. She was a proud spouse of a veteran with 24 years of Military service. Brenda grew up in Atmore, Ala. and graduated from Escambia County High School in 1962 and Providence Nursing School in 1964. She started her nursing career at Abernathy Hospital in Flomaton Alabama starting in 1965. Being married to a military officer and stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, San Francisco, California, Yokosuka, Japan, and Pensacola Florida, she worked at various physician groups across the years. Most notably Brenda worked side by side with her husband in building a successful OB/GYN practice over the course of 20 years in Pensacola.
Her natural gift was always serving people which was evident throughout her life. Brenda volunteered for anything and everything that came across her path. From serving as the Officers Wives Club president in Yokosuka to a team mom in youth baseball, she was always involved in the community and Chip and Samantha’s activities. She never missed a baseball game from little league to college games at the University of Georgia. She was well respected and loved by everyone she touched from the office to the field, from peers to her children’s friends.
What was truly unique about Brenda is she could do anything, absolutely anything. She would do home projects at the woodworking facility on Corey Station in Pensacola, she would sharpen the blades on a lawn mower with a hand file and change her own oil. While these seem like common tasks, she moved on to rebuilding a 1967 Mercedes 250SE and a 1972 MG Midget in her home garage using only an auto repair manual from PepBoys and conversations with the guys at Crazy Brothers Exxon in Pensacola. Brenda could go from the garage to the kitchen table and design a flower centerpiece from scratch, throw batting practice or play a concert piano piece in the living room. The breadth of her knowledge and abilities were unparalleled.
Brenda was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Dr. Lloyd Robert Wade, Jr. and her sister, Sherry Wilson.
Mrs. Wade is survived by her two children, Samantha and Chip (Allison); three grandchildren: Ella, Ford, and Gibbs; two sisters, Girdielene (Shine), Marcia, and her brother, Johnny (Julia).
Funeral services will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery at Naval Air Station Pensacola on June 29, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. The family will meet attendees between 10:30-11:00 a.m. at Olive Baptist Church at 103 W Winthrop Ave to form a caravan into NAS Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set to support the needs of veterans pursuing their studies in the fields of Applied Sciences. You may give to the University of Mississippi Foundation in the Dr. Lloyd R. Wade/Mrs. Brenda Gibbs Wade’s honor, checks payable to the UM Foundation, address below. You may also make a gift online at https://umfoundation.givingfuel.com/nowandever
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Mr. Ellis Douglas Stallworth was born on January 6, 1954 in Escambia County, Atmore, Alabama. Ellis began his Christian experience at very young age. He was a member of the Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church for more than 30 years. He later joined The Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located on 166 Old Bratt Road. He was a proud 1972 graduate of Escambia County High School. He pursued his post-secondary education at Faulkner State Community College, where he earned his Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in general studies. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree (BS) from Alabama State University in History and Social Science. He continued his education and earned his Master of Science (MS) degree in education from the University of South Alabama. After earning his MS degree he began his hours of studies towards his PhD.
Ellis Douglas Stallworth
Mr. Ellis Douglas Stallworth, age 68, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Escambia County, Atmore, Ala. He was a member of the Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church for more than thirty years. He later joined The Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located on 166 Old Bratt Road. He was a proud 1972 graduate of Escambia County High School. He pursued his post-secondary education at Faulkner State Community College, where he earned his Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in general studies. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree (BS) from Alabama State University in History and Social Science. He continued his education and earned his Master of Science (MS) degree in education from the University of South Alabama. After earning his MS degree he began his hours of studies towards his PhD. He served our country as a Staff Sergeant Ranked E6 C82nd Airborne Division (Paratrooper). He was employed as a correctional officer for Alabama Department of Corrections (ADC). Later worked as a social worker for the Escambia County Department of Human Resources (DHR). Lastly he was employed with Brown and Root Industrial Services, LLC.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Avila S. Craig; sisters, Paula Michelle Craig and Vanessa Nicole Craig; one brother, Lewis “TEDDY” Terrell Stallworth.
Mr. Stallworth is survived by a loving and devoted wife (45 years), Mrs. Linda Harris Stallworth of Atmore, Ala.; three children, Kendar JaClairStallworth, Katurah F. (Renaldo) Stallworth Brooks, Sr. and Ellis KaRon Stallworth all of Atmore, precious grandchildren, Lamaria JaKaysia Stallworth, Bryce Lennox Hansell, Renaldo Jermaine Brooks, Jr., JaJuan C. Brooks and Reniyah A. Brooks; two Godchildren, Kia Witcher Brown and Avalyn Bronson; brothers, Norman Craig and Curtis Craig both of Bristol, Conn.; sisters, Edith (Mark) Hayes of Jacksonville, Fla., Phaecedia Lynea Craig, Sarah Leslie Craig and Kelly Nicole Craig all of Bristol; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Johnson and Juanita D. Grissett both of Atmore; one brother-in-law, James (Ruth) Harris, Jr. of Atmore and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Public Visitation will be held Friday, June 24, 2022 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Mayberry Funeral Home, 149 Carver Avenue, Atmore, Alabama 36502. Commemoration Service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel’s Faith Center located on 710 E. Ridgeley Street, Atmore, Alabama 36502. Bishop Wayne Johnson, Host Pastor, Reverend C. Smith, Eulogist, Pastor of the Gaines Chapel and Overseer Isabell Brazzell, Presiding. Interment will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Atmore.
Mayberry Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Atmore, Ala.