Those who leave gentle
footprints on our hearts
have left a story worth telling.
Those who leave happy memories
dancing in our thoughts
have given the gift of timeless moments
worth holding in our hearts forever.
Although it is always sad to lose a friend, they live on in our memories. Here is a forum which will allow you to share some of those special moments with the rest of our PHS family.
We hope that you will share your thoughts and memories of classmates whom you find on this page by clicking on the "add a tribute" link found under each individual's photograph. When available, an obituary has been added, which can be viewed by clicking on the "read obituary" link.
"To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die..."
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Leon Paul Anderson, Jr. 73, of Spotsylvania passed away at his home with his family near him. Leon was born on January 3, 1943 to Leon P. and Henri Mae (Headrick) Anderson in Pensacola, Fla. After high school, he continued his education, receiving his B.S. Degree in Physics from the University of Florida; his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his PHD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia. Leon married Carolyn Dale Fox in 1968 in Afton, Va. They moved to Spotsylvania area over 48 years ago. Leon worked as a mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center for over thirty eight years, before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; son Christopher Paul (Joslyn); daughters Adrienne Dianne and Heather Marie; three sisters; Sharon Pfeiffer (Wayne), Gail Scott, Marsha Boda (Lenny) and five grandchildren; Alexis Carolyn, Madeline Rose, Brittany Tyler, Rylee Michelle and Gabriel Paul.
Funeral Services will be held at Laurel Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday October 19 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Robbins officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Leon’s name. Online condolences may be made at laurelfuneralhome.com
On July 30, 2014, Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Armstrong was taken to her Heavenly Home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born in Daytona Beach, FL, on November 8, 1943, to Charles and Mary Armstrong, but was a long-time resident of Pensacola. After graduating from Pensacola High School, Kathy joined the U. S. NAVY serving for eight years as a medical assistant and hospital corpsman. She received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Upon her honorable discharge, she earned an AA degree from Pensacola Junior College and her BA in English Education and her MA in English from the University of West Florida.
Kathy began her teaching career as a substitute teacher, but for the majority of her teaching years, she worked at Pine Forest High School. After her retirement from the Escambia County School District, Kathy continued to do some substitute teaching, and she became a classroom volunteer at Pine Forest assisting with the school's yearbook and newspaper production. For her thousands of hours in the classroom, she was recognized as the school district Volunteer of the Year.
Kathy was devoted to her students and to her various pet cats and kittens. She was a very generous person, supporting a number of local and national charities and organizations, most notably the Humane Society and Veteran organizations. A dedicated educator and loyal friend, Kathy will be missed by her many students and friends, especially her "adopted" families, the Livingstons and the Jewetts.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Joseph.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until memorial service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the funeral home to celebrate Kathy's life. Pastor Andrew Blackmon of Pine Forest United Methodist Church will officiate at the services, and burial at Barrancas National Cemetery will immediately following the service.
Beverly Ann Taylor, 72, of Pensacola, died Monday, May 02, 2016 in Milton, Florida. Mrs. Taylor was born September 29, 1943 in Pensacola, Florida to James William Avery and Eleanor Delustro Avery. She was retired from Home Depot after many years of service. Beverly was an avid gardener and cook. She had an artistic eye and was able to walk into a room and set it up with great flair. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of 6 years, Robert C. Taylor; sons, Joel Chapman (Carol) of Tampa, FL, Jeff Chapman of Virginia Beach, VA and Christopher Chapman of Pensacola, FL; daughter, Renee Grimmett (Stanley) of Moyock, NC; stepchildren, Jennifer Taylor Bear (Lewis) of Pensacola, FL, Spence Taylor (Tamey) of Crestview, FL, Faith Grady of Arizona and Regina Friedrich of Virginia; brothers, James Avery (Debbie) of Port Richey, FL and Dewayne Melvin of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Will Grimmett (Lacy), Grant Chapman, Brittany Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Tristan Romm, Jason Chapman, Lillian Chapman, Caleb Chapman and Autumn Chapman; great granddaughter, Caroline Grimmett. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 06, 2016 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Beverly's memory be made to Teen Challenge of Pensacola, 8600 US-98, Pensacola, FL 32506.
Paulette Bass Taiclet, 71 of Pensacola, Florida, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, after a long battle with Parkinsons. Born May 20, 1943, she was a lifelong resident of Pensacola and graduated in 1961 from Pensacola High School. She was the graphic artist for Gayfers for many years and retired from the Pensacola News Journal as the Art Director.
After retirement, her time was spent in dedication to her loving husband, daughters, stepson and family. Paulette was truly talented and enjoyed drawing, working on pottery and stained glass projects. Her talents also included poetry and sewing. She enjoyed watching and spending time with grandchildren, antiquing, fishing, putting jigsaw puzzles together, playing cards and computer games; there wasn't anything she couldn't do once she set her mind to it and her plans were laid out on paper. As a devoted and loving wife, mom, grandmother, aunt and friend, she touched the lives of many. Paulette will be remembered for her towering strength and unselfish love she gave to all that knew her and for her never-ending commitment to her family. She will be dearly missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Evelyn Bass and James Oliver Bass and brother Bobby Bass. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Edwin Taiclet and her two daughters/husbands, Shelley (Eddie Gantt), Cortney (Derrik Owens), her stepson, Larry (Linda Lewis), her five grandchildren, Remington and McKenzie Gantt, Peyton and Tanner Owens, Joshua Lewis, her brothers/sister-in-laws, Gib (Elsie Bass) and Clyde (Marie Bass) There are also many other nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved.
Pall bearers will be her, son-in-laws, stepson, grandson and nephews.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Chapman Matlock, 70, of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. Betty was born on February 26, 1943, to the late Joseph Ross Chapman and the late Clotilde Rene Smith Chapman in Chattanooga, TN. She graduated from Coffee High School in Florence, AL in 1961. Betty, a long time resident of Wilmington, worked for AFLAC for over 30 years. She was also a graduate of the Institute for Political Leadership. She volunteered as a courtesy van driver for New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She also delivered meals for Weekend Meals on Wheels. Betty loved the beach and going to plays and movies. Most of all she loved being with her family and grandchildren and will be long remembered for her beautiful, warm smile. She will be dearly missed. She was predeceased by the love of her life and father of her children, John Burgess Matlock. She is survived by daughter Jill Matlock Hall of Atlanta, GA and her husband Walter M. Hall III; daughter Jan Elise Matlock of Wilmington; grandchildren Elizabeth (Libby Gray) Hall and Tyler J. Matlock; and brother Joseph R. Chapman Jr of Pensacola, FL. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 612 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service in the church's reception hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society for lung cancer research at donate.cancer.org
CHISHOLM Calvin (Cal) Warren Chisholm, 64, passed away April 17, 2008, after an extended illness. He was born in Pensacola, Florida on April 19, 1943. He attended Pensacola High School and was a graduate of Florida State University. He retired from the Veterans Administration as a counseling psychologist. Mr. Chisholm was predeceased by his mother Alameda Fatheree, father Warren Chisholm and step-father Lewis Fatheree. He is survived by his wife Gale, daughter Tracy, son Marshall, sisters Debra (Steve), Carol, nieces and nephews (Alauna, Shauna, Matthew, Douglas and Alexander). Cal will be remembered by his friends and family as a caring and good friend. Over the years he has been involved in; Men's Garden Club, Lutheran Social Services Refugee Resettlement, Ortega Preservation Society, Big Brothers and Florida Pyrotechnic Arts Guild. He was very active in St. Marks Boy Scout Troop 26. He greatly enjoyed working with the scouts and participating in their various activities. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Avenue at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, April 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to St. Mark's Boy Scout Troop 26, c/o St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32210, or Dreams Come True or to a charity of your choice.
Suzanne Elizabeth Cobb, Ed.D., 68, died from a massive stroke on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Suzanne was born in Mobile, AL, on February 16, 1943. She was raised in Pensacola, FL, graduating from Pensacola High School in 1961, and went to Troy State University where she received her B.S. in Music Education. She was a band director at Baker School (FL) until she changed career directions to study at the University of Alabama and received both a master's and doctoral degree in Special Education-Behavior Disorders. She was hired as an instructor at the University of West GA (then West GA College) in the special education department in 1971 where she was employed for 30 years having achieved a full professorship and was chair of her department. She published many articles and several books during her tenure at the university.
Suzanne loved life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. and one of her favorite ways to see the sights was to get off the main highways and drive through small towns along the way. She was an accomplished pianist and played for family and friends. She adored her pets, especially her cat, Spanky.
Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Susan Cobb, and an older brother, Jack Cobb. She is survived by her companion of 22 years, Walter J. Peach, Atlanta; her eldest brother, William H. Cobb, Jr. (Helen), sister-in-law, Madalyn B. Cobb, nephew, Burgess Cobb, all of Pensacola, FL; her nieces, Jeanna Cunningham (Oliver) and Claire Springfield of Atlanta; her nieces, Kristal Walsh (Bill) and Carol Manson (Clayton), and two great nephews, Cole and Luke Flanders, all of Pace, FL, and a devoted family friend, Bernard Hutchins, of Atlanta.
Arrangements are being handled by Southcare Crematorium, 595 Franklin Road, SE, Marietta, GA, 30067, and a private, family service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Stroke Association or the charity of your choice.
In the Class Booklet for our 50th Reunion, Billie said the following: "I am sorry to say that I am not going to be able to come to the reunion but I know you all will have a wonderful time. I have not had the pleasure of being at any of the reunions. The ones that remember me, please make a toast for me."
I hope someone will make a toast for Billie at our 55th!
Billie C. Davidson, 72, of Ruston, LA, passed away January 28, 2016, at Northern Louisiana Medical Center, Ruston, LA. Memorial services to be announced at a later date.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Davidson and her children, Michael Holsomback, Carmen Holsomback, Stephen Holsomback, Joe Cagle, Monica Cagle, Sharon Dowdy, Dewayne Dowdy, Patrick Davidson, Cathrine Davidson; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Dr. Woodrow W. (Sonny) Cushing
October 10, 1943 - June 10, 2013
Dr. Woodrow W. (Sonny) Cushing, 69, of Pace passed away on June 10, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.
He was a 1961 graduate of Pensacola High School. He held BA, MBA, and MAcc degrees from the University of West Florida and a PhD in finance from Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Cushing worked in the banking industry for 23 years, first as a teller at Central Bank in Lexington, KY and eventually attaining the position of Area President of First Florida Bank in Pensacola, where he worked from 1980 to 1989. He later served on the faculties of the University of Minnesota–Duluth and the University of West Florida as a professor of finance before retiring in 2007.
Dr. Cushing was an amateur pilot and was active in numerous civic organizations and charities, including the American Cancer Society of Escambia County, the Pensacola Museum of Art, the United Way of Escambia County, and the Pace and Gulf Breeze Rotary Clubs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow W. Cushing, Sr. and Vonceil Holt Cushing of Cantonment.
He is survived by Connie Lewis Cushing, his wife of 48 years; two sons, Christopher and Brian Cushing; two grandchildren, Christian and Caroline Cushing and a brother, Gary Cushing.
A Memorial service will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel in Pensacola. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Santa Rosa Kids’ House.
OMG...I got my first kiss from Sonny...a party at Peaches Gilmore's house in 6th grade. It was "spin the bottle" or something similar & we were both embassies to death! He stayed a good friend all through high school (but no more kissing)...I wish I had known him as an adult because he sounds like a wonderful, interesting man.
RAY EDWARD DAW, 60, of Crystal River, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Pensacola, he moved to Crystal River 17 years ago from Tampa. He was a member of the Citrus County Genealogical Society, Save Our Waters, WHOA , Master Gardeners and Citrus County Historical Society. He was also a board member for Citrus 20/20. Survivors include his son, Kedrick Daw, Marietta, Ga.; his mother, Gladys Daw, Crystal River; a brother, Paul Daw, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and a grandson.
Edward died Monday, April 12, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Pensacola, FL where he lived his entire life. He was a member of Chumuckla United Methodist Church in Chumuckla, FL. He was preceded in death by his father, Aubrey Lee Dixon, Sr. He is survived by his loving mother, Louise Dixon Griswold, Chumuckla, FL; son, Scott Edward Dixon of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother, A. Lee Dixon, Jr. (Betty) of Milton, FL; sister, Dorothy Flanders of Pace, FL; niece, Cindy Walker (John); two nephews, William Fred Flanders, Jr. and David Dixon (Caroline) of San Francisco, CA; three great-nieces, three great-nephews, cousins and many friends. He was an electrical contractor and was the past owner of Buck's Electric. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 11:00am with the Rev. Clive Knights officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Covenant Hospital West Florida Hospital.
Carol May Luchsinger, loving and remarkable mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
She was born December 8, 1943 in London, England and was raised in Pensacola , FL. Carol was a graduate of Pensacola High School, Class of 1961. She was a devoted and selfless mother to her four children and raised them while working as a hair stylist in Gulf Breeze for more than 30 years. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be sorely missed by all and forever remembered.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents Harrison and Elsie Fillingim. She is survived by her sisters, Jane and husband John Prumatico of Pensacola Beach; Lea Fillingim Blackwell of Pensacola Beach; and her brother, Mark Fillingim of Pensacola Beach; her children, Michelle and husband Jerry Utsey; Christopher Luchsinger and his wife Daphne of Gulf Breeze, FL; Stephanie and her husband Chris DeWolfe of Atlanta, GA; Brandon Luchsinger and his wife Lisa of Merrick, NY; and grandchildren Meagan and Michael Utsey; Maddison, Keegan and Emma Luchsinger; Ayden Kai Luchsinger; and Cameron DeWolfe of Atlanta, GA.
The family will receive friends at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Community Life Center of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 4115 Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL, 32504 or the American Cancer Society , 5401 Corporate Woods Drive, Pensacola, FL, 32504. Family-Funeral & Cremation is handling arrangements.
JANEWAY, Linda Folk, age 72 of Sewanee, TN passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Born in New Orleans, La. to Lt. Col. Henry and Helen (Abbott) Folk, she spent most of her childhood in Pensacola, Fla. where her brother, Mike Folk, still resides. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John L. Janeway IV. She is survived by children Jennifer and Andrew (wife Melisa), and grandchildren Jared and Brittany. Linda graduated Queens College in 1965 and went on to get her Masters of Education from MTSU. She retired as librarian and teacher at Franklin County High School with over 40 years' service in education. She received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award for excellence of character and service to humanity, which spoke of her disposition all through life. Her heart was filled with love, and her actions derived from that love. The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to your favorite charity. A memorial page can be found on Facebook click *HERE* to go to that page.
Linda was the kindest, dearest soul...she was always nice to EVERYBODY! (We girls were all jealous when she had this great developed body in 6th grade..do you remember? All the boys liked her! But the girls did too because she was such a sweetheart)
From SUE MARKHAM on July 18th, 2016
SPOKE WITH LINDA MAYBE 6 YEARS AGO. WE LAUGHED ABOUT GINGER'S SLUMBER PARTY WHERE WE WENT SKINNY DIPPIN IN THE BAYOU. UNFORTUNATLY WE DID NOT BRING TOWELS WITH US AND REALIZED THE SUN WAS UP WITH TRAFFIC GOING TO WORK AND WE HAD TO CROSS BAYOU BLVD. IN JUST OUR UNDERWEAR. I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT WHAT THE MAN DRIVING THAT BLUE BUICK WONDERED.
Bill quit school his senior year when his dad died. He took on the family business (propane delivery company) at age 17. I always had a lot of respect for his courage at doing such a thing at such a young age. He went on to have a couple of successful companies later in life. He died back in the 90's. (Gerry Vinson, PHS Class of 1960)
Services for Synovia Maxine Norman of Paris were scheduled at 3 p.m. today at Ridgeway Morticians. Robert Whitfield, Jerry Lee and Jason Burns were to officiate. Burial was to be in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris. Visitation was Sunday and today. Named as pallbearers were David Travis, Frank Rucker, Jon Piskos, Billy Redden, Marshall Helms, Henry Carter, Sonny Baker and Glenn Bruce. Mrs. Norman died of cancer Saturday, July 15, 1995, at Henry County Medical Center. She was 52.
Born March 13, 1943, in Pensacola, Fla., she was a daughter of John Benjamin Futrille and Leona Robbins Futrille, both deceased. She was married July 31, 1965, to Ralph Norman, Jr., who died August 29, 1990. A member of New Harmony Baptist Church, she was a dental assistant in Dr. Whitfield's dental office. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Andrea Denice) Mindingo of Nashville and Deann Lynn Norman of Knoxville; three sisters, Betty Jean Macks, Barbara Ann Sands and Doris Elaine Moore, all of Pensacola; and her father-and mother-in-law, Wayne and Helen Norman, both of Pensacola. Two brothers, Clyde and William Charles Futrille, also preceeded her in death.
The Paris Post-Intelligencer, Paris, TN, Monday, July 17, 1995
Terry R. Garvin, 73, died at his home in the Styx River, AL community on 122816. He is survived by his wife, Donna, married 32 years, his sisters, Yvonne Rogers of Pace, FL, and Susan Sundlun of Warwick, RI, and several nephews and nieces. He went to Fla. State University on a full football scholarship, was initiated into the SAE fraternity in 1962, played in the 1965 Gator Bowl which was won by FSU, and graduated with a degree in marketing. He spent many years in sales, then went to work for Otto Candies in 1994, got his Merchants Marine Master License in 2002, and retired in 2007. His desire to give his body to the USA Anatomical Gifts Program so there will be no service. Any memorial gifts may be made to the Baldwin Co. Humane Society, Styx River Vol. Fire Dept., Baldwin Co. Reading Council, or any charity of your choice . Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
GULF BREEZE, Fla. John Thomas Hagler, age 64, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., passed away May 4, 2008, at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, FL. Interment will follow with Fisher-Pou, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.
Mr. Hagler was preceded in death by his father, Cmdr. Frank V. Hagler, Ret, a native of Northport, Ala. and his mother, Mary Sowell Hagler, who originally was from Brewton, Ala.
He is survived by numerous cousins in the Northport-Tuscaloosa area.
He was a graduate of Pensacola High School and Troy State University and was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. He was an environmentalist with Broward County, Fla. for a number of years and later became a teacher.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to St. Ann Catholic Church, 100 Daniel Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32561.
Gertie Hamilton Pietro passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Beloved wife of Michael L. Pietro; Loving mother of Leigh Ann (Gregg) Fisk, Lisa (Rick) Buer and Lane (Kim) Pietro; Dear grandmother of Alexis Pietro, Collin & Kayla Fisk, Grace, Grant, Olivia and Reid Buer; Caring friend of many.
Services: Funeral service at the Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, February 24 at 11:30 a.m. Private interment at St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery (Manchester). In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Humane Society of Missouri. Visitation Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Friends may sign the family's on-line guest book at Schrader.com.
James W. "Jimmy" Haynes, 92, of Pensacola, FL passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Jimmy was a Pensacola native and a graduate of Pensacola High School, class of 1941. He was a US Army WWll Veteran. Jimmy studied at Western Kentucky University graduating in 1948. He earned a Masters Degree in School Administration in 1983 from Troy State University.
As an athlete, Coach Haynes excelled in football and baseball. He was honored to be elected captain for every football team he played with. These natural leadership skills propelled him to a successful career. Coach Haynes dedicated his adult life to being a positive example and inspiration to all the lives he touched as a teacher, coach, and school administrator.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Mary Ward Haynes; his brother, Lamar Hobson Haynes (Lou) and his son, James W. Haynes, II.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Fernandez Haynes; daughters, Ann Hurbanis (Bob) and Lori Donahue (Pat); grandchildren, R.C. Hurbanis (Jackie), Dr. Matthew Hurbanis (Loni), Tiffany Ratchford (Clint), Steven Donahue (Erin), Ryan Donahue (Melissa); 11 great grandchildren and his brother, Rev. Warren Edward Haynes (Mary).
A Memorial Service to honor Coach Jimmy Haynes will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Christ Episcopal Church.
The family would like to thank Christ Church and his caregivers for their prayers, love and support throughout his illness.
In lieu of flowers, we ask memorial contributions be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 18 W. Wright St., Pensacola, FL 32501.
Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
ALWAYS KIND, ALWAYS WANTING ME TO HELP WITH HIS CLASS. ALWAYS EXCITED ABOUT THE GAMES. ALWAYS TRUE TO HIS FAMILY AND CHILDREN. MY HUSBAND WAS VERY CLOSE WITH HIS SON. WE MISS HIM AND LITTLE JIMMY EVERY DAY. SUE STRINGFIELD MARKHAM
Dorothy Jane Jackson Lyford passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.
Dorothy was born on July 19, 1943, in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1945, when Dorothy was two years old, she and her parents moved to Pensacola. She was a graduate of Pensacola High School Class of 1961 and attended Pensacola Junior College.
Dorothy was, by nature, loving, gentle, and kind. She loved her family unconditionally. She especially loved and was so very proud of her only child, her son, "Tracy." Dorothy had a strong faith in the Lord. Throughout her life, whenever she was able, she spent much time reading and studying the Bible and any Christian literature that was available. Dorothy previously attended Cokesbury United Methodist Church.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Audrey White Jackson; her paternal grandparents: Jesse and Laura Hicks Jackson; and her maternal grandparents: E.F. And Ella Virginia White.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: William (Bill) Tracy and Bernadette Lyford of Geneva, Florida; her grandchildren: Mark and Christine Lyford, also of Geneva; her sister and brother-in-law: Barbara and Gene Bond of Pensacola; three nieces: Stephanie Page and Kim Allen, both of Pensacola; and Kelly Nesmith of Tallahassee; and two very special friends: Mary Mixon and Wanda Dixon.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 13th, at 11:00 a.m. at Bayview Memorial Park. Minister Harold Mobley of Gateway Church of Christ and Michael Dean, minister for Broadview Assisted Living, will officiate.
Pallbearers will be John Lyford, Bill Allen, Earl Page, Jonathan Page, and Timothy Page.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Broadview Assisted Living for their care and support during the last seven years; Dr. Henry Dohn, for his many years of professional care and concern; and Mary Mixon, Dorothy's devoted caregiver, for her encouragement, friendship, and love.
On July 4th, 2015, following a series of multiple illnesses, Lynnwood Kent, loving husband and father, entered God's Heavenly Kingdom, leaving a large hole here on earth. A gregarious man with a booming voice, known for his great love of history, antiques, southern architecture, travel and cooking, he made an impression on all who met him.
Lynnwood was born on June 11, 1943 in Pensacola, Florida, to M.J. and Avis Foster Kent. He adored his mother, Avis, who taught him to cook and influenced his choice to become a teacher. He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1961 and attended the University of Southern Mississippi, taking a break to live and teach in New Orleans, before earning a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Education. He was an educator for 33 + years in the Escambia County School System, serving as an elementary and middle school teacher, School Social Worker and Elementary Principal. He served as principal of Beulah Elementary, West Pensacola, Elementary, Longleaf Elementary and McMillian, Judy Andrews and Petree Pre-Schools. Named Principal of the Year, 1991/1992 by the Escambia County PTA, Lynnwood had a reputation for straight talk, not accepting less than what was best for students and following his conscience regardless of the personal cost. He especially enjoyed working with students with disabilities and welcomed them to his schools with an open heart. Lynnwood left his teaching career when his country called, serving in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He was proud to be a disabled American veteran. Lynnwood also enjoyed helping mold future educators mentoring School Social Work students and Senior Seminar classes at UWF as an adjunct instructor.
He met the love of his life, wife Traci, later in life, and they spent 20 wonderful years together. He retired in 1998 to become a stay at home father to their two young daughters. He partnered with his mother in law to care for his baby girls and was notorious for running to Nanny's house when it was time for a diaper change! He enjoyed having little ones at the same time as his adult son, Max. Alexandra and Victoria had many adventures with Daddy while Mom was working. He especially enjoyed being mistaken for their grandfather and seeing the surprise on someone's face when one of them exclaimed "that's my Daddy"!
He and Traci shared many hours collecting antiques and studying southern history and architecture, passing an appreciation of these on to their daughters. Lynnwood enjoyed traveling with the 3 of them around the southern and central U.S states, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean. However, he took the greatest joy from traveling with them to Spain, where he was stationed in the Navy, and sharing his favorite places with them, including the world's oldest restaurant.
Once his girls were older, he fulfilled a personal dream when he and Traci purchased a 165 year old ante- bellum home steeped in southern history. He took great pleasure in restoring, renovating, furnishing and enjoying it. He grew to love the slower pace of small-town life and looked forward to living there full-time with Traci until health issues changed his plans. Always a spiritual man, he drew closer to his Lord and Savior as he grew older, and looked forward to eternal life in his kingdom.
He is survived by his wife Traci, daughters Alexandra and Victoria, son, Max, and 2 grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Emerald Coast Hospice, West Florida Hospital and Pat Bailey, widow of Lynnwood's best friend, Jim C. Bailey, for her months of devoted care.
Visitation will be at Faith Chapel North, Cantonment Florida on Friday, July 10th , 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm, with the service to follow at 4:00pm with Pastor Jason B. Adams officiating. He will be interred at Corinth National Cemetery in a private service. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Emerald Coast Hospice at 1555 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, Florida, 32501 or to West Pensacola Elementary School through the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation, 30 E. Texar Dr., Pensacola, Florida, 32403.
N. Scott Kent, 62, an administrator for Florida State University for 25 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Pelham. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday at Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850- 893-4177).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 5005 W. Laurel St., Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33607, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Scott was born and raised in Pensacola and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from the Florida Auditor General's Office in 2003.
Scott lived as he died, with faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. Scott was a member of Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church and was previously involved in various community service and charitable endeavors. Other survivors include a son, Russell Kent (and wife Susan) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Leslie Kent of Tallahassee; two brothers, John Kent (and wife June) of Pace and Carl Kent (and wife Tricia) of Tallahassee; a sister, Rosemary Cushing of Pensacola; two stepdaughters, Shakira Golden and Rachel Golden, both of Tallahassee; and three grandchildren, Grayson Kent and Bethany Kent, both of Tallahassee, and Michael Kent of DeFuniak Springs.
Abraham F. "Kim" Kimball, 71, of Panama City, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014.
He was born on February 1, 1943 in Pensacola, Florida to Abraham F. and Isla Kimball Sr. He received his Bachelor's degree from Emory University and his Master's degree from the University of West Florida. Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Kimball served his country navigating KC-135 Aerial Refuelers in Southeast Asia. Following the war in Vietnam, he served as navigator on C-130 Hurricane Hunters tracking storms in the Gulf.
Lt Col Kimball was a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College. He earned three Air Medals and was a Master Navigator in addition to being awarded numerous campaign ribbons and meritorious service medals. After retiring from the Air Force Reserves, he went to work as Chief of Program Control for Armstrong Lab at Tyndall Air Force Base. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City and the Larry Bruce Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Clarence Foster Kimball and Richard Lee Kimball.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Kimball; three sons, Charles Foster Kimball, John Clarence Kimball, Nathaniel Joel Kimball and wife Melissa; eight grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Kimball, Jessica Morgan Kimball, Grace Marler Masters, Marianne Hope Masters, Lily Susan Cairns-Kimball, Micah Joel Kimball, Ethan John Kimball, Elianna Zara Kimball; one sister, Melba Harbin and husband Louie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29 in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Answers in Genesis, PO Box 510, Hebron, KY 41048 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1200, Panama City, FL 32402 in memory of Kim Kimball..
James Robert Latham, 70, a resident of Macon, passed away peacefully on Sunday night, June 30, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born on February 10, 1943, in Wilsonville, Alabama. He was the son of J.P. Latham, who was killed in World War II when Jim was very young, and Maudine Mote Latham McCollough, who passed away in October, 2011. When Jim was an adolescent, his mother married Carl McCollough, who raised Jim as his stepfather until he passed away in 1997. Jim spent his early years in Lineville, Alabama, which he described as “a great little town to grow up in.” After relocating to Pensacola, Florida, he attended Pensacola High School, graduating in 1961. One of the great joys of his life was his time as a member of the Pensacola High School football program. Jim then moved on to Auburn, Alabama, where he became a proud graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He then spent 22 years in the textile industry, the great majority of which was spent with the Bibb Company. His second career was with Met Life, where he served his clients as an insurance and investment advisor for 17 years.
Jim loved a good story and a good joke – both to hear them and to tell them. For many years, he was an active member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. He was a passionate sports fan who was most especially focused on all aspects of the Auburn Tigers football program and on the local high school football scene. After his retirement, Jim spent his days reading avidly and working out at the Kinetix Health Club gym. His workouts kept him young, powerful, and strong, and he made many close friends of all ages through his daily sessions.
Jim is survived by his soulmate, Brenda Kaye Owens Latham, his wife of 50 years. In addition, he is survived by his son, Robert Wade Latham of Tampa, Florida, and his daughter and son-in-law, Rae Nicole Latham Foster and Matthew Foster, of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Finally, he is survived by his beloved grandchildren, Madelyn Foster, 12, and Anna Kathryn Foster, 7, also of Pinehurst, North Carolina. A celebration of Jim’s life will held on Friday, July 5, at 2:00pm at Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, in Macon. A visitation and reception for his friends to reminisce and remember the good times they spent with Jim will follow immediately. Inurnment will occur at a later date in a private, family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests your generous donations to Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, where Jim spent his final days in the care of their loving and generous team.
On March 11, 2006, the Pearly Gates opened and the saints marched in led by a different drummer, Ginger Archer. In life and in death, Ginger's indomitable spirit always carried she and her family along the road less traveled.
Ginger was born in Pensacola on March 23, 1943, to Virginia H. and Rudolph S. McDavid. She attended Escambia County Public Schools throughout her youth. At a very early age Ginger became known for her intelligence, but most of all, for her keen sense of humor. She held numerous offices in school and was voted wittiest in her graduating class. It was during high school that Ginger found her soulmate and future husband, Ron Archer, who she described as "the dumbest boy in our Latin class." She continued her education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where her wit was immediately recognized. There she was tapped into the Old Order of the Beanie Birds, a celebrated group of humorists. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Ginger began a teaching career that would take her first to the Everglades, where she taught Seminole Indians and migrant workers, then back to Pensacola at Bellview Middle School, later to Jakarta International School in Indonesia where she taught students from 52 different countries, and finally back to Pensacola at Gulf Breeze High School. Always a favorite teacher of her students, Ginger had an uncommon rapport with teenagers. Her wit never failed to embellish her lectures and her love for the "ring-tails" made her a popular teacher to all types of students regardless of their abilities. She is fondly remembered by all of her science students as the "awesome lady who wore the stained lab coat and drank coffee from a laboratory beaker every day".
Ginger also served as a volunteer coordinator for Volunteer Pensacola and for the San Antonio Retired Senior Volunteer Program. In 1976 she served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Democratic Presidential Candidate and was a member of the Executive Board of the Escambia Education Association. While living in Indonesia she was an active supporter of Help the Children, an organization that helps orphans throughout Indonesia.
Ginger's love of teaching was surpassed only by her love of God and her family. She was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver. She will be greatly missed by Ron, her soulmate and husband of 35 years and by her daughter, Katie Collins, and her son, Eric Archer. They will always remember her as "their best friend, partner in crime, goodwill ambassador, and best teacher." She was their adventurous Mom who took them on adventures riding elephants in Thailand, surfing in Bali, visiting the London Tower, snow-skiing in New Zealand, and camping through Australia. She always made them see the humorous side of life.
Ginger is survived by her wonderful, loving mother, Virginia H. McDavid, her husband and best friend, Ron Archer, her children Katharyn Lloyd Collins, son-in-law, Timothy Collins, and her son, Kenneth Eric Archer ll. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Charlie Cable, and her brother and sister-in-law, Robert S.and Dee McDavid. Other survivors include: Blanche Archer (mother-in-law), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Linda Rhodes, Judy and Butch Haynes, Larry and Marylee Archer. Nieces and nephews include: Ben and Sam Heard, Ryan McDavid, Shelley, Amy, and April McDavid; Stephen Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, Vicki Carter, Kelli Evertsen, Kristin Walker, Keith Haynes, Erin Archer and Evan Archer. Each have their own favorite anecdote of Aunt Ginger. The world is a better place because of this loving, intelligent, humorous and wonderful lady.
Joseph Clyde Miller, 71, passed away at his home in Lillian, Alabama on Monday, September 14, 2015, with his warrior spirit fighting his illness to the end.
Born October 4, 1943, in Pensacola, Florida, Joe attended Pensacola High School and went on to receive an engineering degree from Auburn University. Upon graduation from Auburn, he was employed as a Research and Development Engineer with Bibb Manufacturing Company in Macon, Georgia. He moved on to Monsanto in Greenwood, South Carolina where he was a Product Technology Engineer until 1971 when he and his wife Marilyn seized the opportunity to buy a business franchise and move to Baldwin County. They opened the first Sears Catalog Merchant Store in Foley, Alabama, and owned and operated the business for twenty-two years. Joe was an owner and developer of the original water slide park in Gulf Shores on the site of what know is Waterville. He also designed and built several homes and commercial buildings in the area. At the time of his death, Joe and son Jim were partners in Miller Home Inspection.
Joe served for many years in the Army National Guard in units in Pensacola, FL, Greenwood, SC, and Foley, AL.
Preceeded in death by his parents, Katherine Martin Miller and Thomas Clyde Miller, and his brother, Thomas Corbett Miller. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marilyn Darby Miller, daughter Alecia (John) Shaughnessy of Castle Rock, Colorado, son Jim (Amy) Miiller of Foley, grandson and fishing buddy Rowan Shaughnessy, granddaughter Ashley Fletcher, sisters Dianne Michael of Sarasota, FL, and Kathy Bowker of Princeton, NJ, brother Jeff Miller of Pensacola and many other relatives and friends.
Joe Miller was a good son, good brother, wonderful husband, amazing father, terrific "Pop" and good friend to many. His goal throughout his life was to live in such a way that when he was gone, he would simply be remembered as a good man.
CHARLOTTE – There is no doubt that Carol has moved to the front of the line to get into Heaven because no one will be more deserving of entry. She has helped people who were less fortunate all of her life - kids with cerebral palsy, residents of nursing homes, children with special needs, elderly women who were in a “circle” that she led at her church, kids who needed help with their studies, and many others.
Carol was born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida and grew up in Pensacola. She and her brother, Edward, were the children of Harold and Marjorie Moore. She attended Pensacola public schools and Pensacola Junior College before going to work as a secretary at the Chemstrand Company (later Monsanto) and later worked as executive assistant to the Provost of the University of West Florida. Carol met her future husband, Jim, who also worked at Monsanto as a mechanical engineer - they celebrated their fifty-third anniversary in April.
Carol had an excellent sense of humor and was a very outgoing extrovert who could talk to anyone and made friends with everyone. She made a lot of very good friends and remembered the names of most of the people she met. She considered family, faith, and friends as her blessings.
Carol’s death occurred at Southminster Retirement Center on May 30, 2020 where she was a resident of their nursing facility. She was seventy-six years old and had a progressive lung disease which required full-time oxygen for the last four years of her life. Carol is survived by her husband Jim, her daughters Gina, Becky, and Sherry, and her grandson Ethan. She is also survived by her brother Edward and his wife Ginger and their three children and eight grandchildren and Jim’s sister, Jean, and her family. A special thanks to Dr. Scott Furney for his continuing care for Carol which included visits to her home and to Southminster.
Carol was an active member of Methodist churches in Pensacola, St. Louis, and Charlotte where she was a leader at Providence United Methodist for thirty seven years. She received a life-time achievement award for her efforts when she was president of the United Methodist Women. Carol also served on the church council and was president of the Board of Trustees. In addition, she was a member of the Chipley Bible Class, Mecklenburg Ministries, and Christ Care and Live Wires groups. Outside of the church, Carol was president of the Carmel Junior High PTA and the South Mecklenburg H.S. PTA. She was a member of the community women’s club and and a small group of women who called themselves the lunch bunch.
Carol was very proud of all of her family, especially her children and her grandson, Ethan. She will be dearly missed.
A private service for family only is being planned with a public memorial service later when the restrictions from the virus are eased. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Providence Methodist Church at 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211.
Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.
Judith Ian Francoeur (Oesterreich) 72, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on November 6, 2015, after a long struggle with her heart. She was born August 12, 1943 at the Old Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Florida, to James M. Oesterreich and Vivian (Pauline Scott) Oesterreich. Married to Raymond R. Francoeur for 35 years. She was a member of the Ladies Navy/Maine Auxiliary, Little Flower's Ladies Solidity, a watcher of the skies for U.F.O's, a crafter of crafts, an avid gardener. Judith had a love for her grandchildren, hummingbirds, sunflowers, and favorite daffodils. She was a beautiful woman, wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, caregiver, and friend to all.
She was preceded in death by James M. Oesterreich (father) Vivian (Pauline Scott) Oesterreich (mother), Raymond R. Francoeur (husband), Patricia D. Gerbig (sister).
Her survivors are Raymond M. Francoeur (son), Jason J. Francoeur (son) (Elizabeth), Victoria A. Francoeur (daughter), her grandchildren Keely L. Francoeur, Michaela N. Francoeur, Joshua G. Francoeur and great-grandson Dakotah Hunter and many family and friends. Pallbearers are Douglas Nesmith, Keith Vallas, Braydan Daugherty, Tony Vance, Jeff McCoym James Nation, Stein Asbjornsen, Martin Vela. Honorable pallbearers Raymond M. Francoeur, Jason J. Francoeur, Phillip Gerbig.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Baptist Hospital for great care of our Mother.
"Mama, you are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine, You make me Happy when skies are grey. You'll never know dear how much we love you! Please God don't take my Sunshine Away!
Walter Daniel "Dan" Ozley, 64, Sarasota, died Dec. 18, 2007.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Faith Christian Church. Cremation rites will be accorded. Toale Brothers Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials in his name can be made to Faith Christian Church, 5215 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, FL 34211, for the Haitian Children's Home.
Dan's life was blessed by the love of his family who survives: his wife, Linda Bruns Ozley of Sarasota; four children and their families, Emily Robbearts, her husband, Ed, and their children Grace, Georgia and Greta of Quincy, Ill.; Suzanna Ozley, her husband, Garth Ellenburg, and their son Alex of Auburn, Ala.; Lee Pappas, his wife, Shante, and their children Brian and Brandon Realmonte of Gilroy, Calif.; and Andrea Ausmus, her husband, Aaron, and their children Max and Bo of Oxford, Miss. He is also survived by his brother Lee Ozley of Hilton Head, S.C. and five nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Georgeann Lasch.
Dan was born June 27, 1943, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the son of Edna Earle Head and George Holcombe Ozley. He was a graduate of Pensacola High School and received a bachelor's degree in Forestry from Auburn University. He was member of Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity and a lifetime member of the Auburn University Alumni Association. He received a master's degree in business from the University of North Dakota. Dan served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years achieving the rank of captain. After his retirement from the Air Force, Dan worked in the cable television and satellite communications industry. His nearly 30-year career began at Harris Broadcast in Quincy, Ill., and later included executive sales positions with Scientific Atlanta and Lockheed Martin. He retired in 2006 from Dielectric having served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales.
In retirement, Dan enjoyed many hobbies including golf, gourmet cooking, days at the beach and traveling to visit his many grandchildren. Dan served as an elder at Faith Christian Church in Bradenton and recently took on his most rewarding job as the director of ministries at the Church. He was passionate about mission work, in particular the Haitian Children's Home. He enjoyed several mission trips to Haiti supporting the home with his time, talents and treasures
David Wayne Peaden passed away on September 4, 2012. A lifelong resident of Pensacola, David graduated from Pensacola High School in 1961, honorably served in the U. S. Marine Corps and retired from the U. S. Postal Service. David never met a stranger and would quickly coin nicknames of friends and family. He had a photographic memory and was an avid sports fan with a deep passion for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was a loving husband, father, and loyal friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Eunice Peaden, brothers Tommy Hatcher and Herbert Hatcher, Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 21 years, Eleanor "Elie Baby" Peaden; his children Ashley (Bruce) Grund, Gabe (Pam) Peaden, David (Susan) Peaden II, Shelly (Shang) Tehrani and nine grandchildren, all of Pensacola. Stepchildren Karen (Frank) Mims, Kiri (John) Owens, Kathy (Tim) Propst and Steve (Sharon) Koklas. Sister Almedia (Harold) Williams of San Diego; Aunt Betty and Coach Jim Haynes; Aunt Lois Ross and Aunt Jauniece Caryl of Pensacola.
Visitation will be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Mass following at 4 p.m. with Msgr. Michael Reed, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to YMCA of NW Florida, Youth Sports, c/o Administration, 415B North Tarragona Street, Pensacola, FL 32501 or Gulf Coast Kids House, 3401 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503.
Pamela Anne Peyret Jones was born on May 5, 1943, in Canton, Mississippi, and died on June 28, 2002, in Richardson, Texas. A devoted wife, mother of four, and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 42 years, Gene Ronald (Ron) Jones. Burial at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx. Plot: Whispering Waters Mausoleum.
Brad Roberts, 69, of Pensacola and a pioneer in the field of energy storage, received God's call for safe keeping on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 with his wife Betty and family at his side. Brad was born in Huntington, WV and was a long time resident of Pensacola.
Brad Roberts was the Power Quality Systems Director for the Power Quality group of S&C Electric Company, which specializes in low and medium-voltage power protection systems.
Mr. Roberts for over 35 years experience in the design and operation of critical power systems, ranging from single phase UPS systems to medium-voltage applications. He began his engineering work as a systems reliability engineer in the Apollo Lunar Module Program at Cape Kennedy. He held senior management positions in two of the major UPS manufacturers during his career. Brad was a senior life member of IEEE and had published over 50 technical papers and journal articles on critical power system design and energy storage technology.
Brad was a registered professional engineer and has a BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering) degree from the University of Florida . He was a graduate of Pensacola High School and was a member of the Pensacola Fighting Tiger Band under William Holston's direction. He marched in the Inaugural Parade for President John F. Kennedy. He is Past-Chairman of the IEEE Power Engineering Society's Emerging Technologies Committee and Executive Director of the Electricity Storage Association (ESA) and Past Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the ESA Board for 10 years. Mr. Roberts was a member of the US Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee. He has testified before the US Congress on the need for more energy storage in utility grids. He was a member of the University of Florida's College of Engineering Advisory Committee.
Brad was the 2004 recipient of the John Mungenast International Power Quality Award and the 2009 recipient of the Phil Symons Electricity Storage Award. He was a Senior Life Member of IEEE.
Brad supported the Pensacola community with the Pensacola Opera, Pensacola Symphony, Pensacola Art Museum, Pensacola Country Club, Pensacola Yacht Club and various education organizations. He chose to live in Pensacola, the city he loved. He was a 50 year member of the First United Methodist Church in Pensacola. He was always looking forward to world traveling, meeting friends and giving hope to others for the future.
Brad is survived by his wife, Betty Brewer Roberts of Pensacola; sister, Patty Roberts Godley (Nathan) of Savannah, GA; niece, Alicia Lysak (Bob) of Alpharetta, GA; nephews, Nathan Godley (Selena) of Los Angeles, CA and Patrick Godley of Savannah, GA; great niece and nephew, Erika and Teddy Lysak; cousins, Florence Pokrant, Elaine Pokrant, Marie Pokrant and James Pokrant all of Pensacola; Vivian Oberhaus of Napoleon, OH, Carol Ann Bosserman of Salisbury, MD, Sue and Don Griffith of Mendenhall, MS.
Other family members from Brad's Pryor side of the family include his aunt, Dorothy Pryor McClure of Huntington, WV; uncle, Harold Logan of Huntington, WV; cousins, Mark McClure (Susie) of Frisco, TX, Kimberly Odum of Frisco, TX, Scott McClure of Plano, TX, Dwight McClure (Dennis Phillips) of Cazenovia, WI, Doug Logan (Patty) of Smithburg, MD, Russell Logan and Caitlin Logan of Smithburg, MD, Pam McClure Stumbo (Bill) of Birmingham, AL, Stephanie Stumbo Mitchell (Patrick) of Lexington, KY, Laura Stumbo Brown (Michael) of Birmingham, AL, Barbara Logan Leiwes of San Jose, CA, Christina Leiwes, Connor and Caylie Leiwes of Santa Clara, CA, Carla Leiwes, Sean and Caden Leiwes of San Jose, CA, and Bradford Logan of Pittsburgh, PA.
Visitation will be 3:00pm to 5:00pm Monday, October 21, 2013 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel.
Funeral Service will be 10:00am Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
The Roberts family would like to thank the staffs at Sacred Heart Hospital and the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Facilities for their wonderful and professional care given to Brad and our family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to any of the Culture Organizations of Pensacola all of which Brad enjoyed or to a charity of your choice.
STILL MISS HIM AND SANDRA TO THIS DAY. PLAYED BASKETBALL SOME DAYS AFTER SCHOOL WITH HIM AND HIS SISTER. ONE GREAT GUY TO KNOW AND I WAS ALWAYS VERY PROUD OF HIM. A GOOD BUSINESS MAN, HUSBAND, AND FATHER.
Mrs. Mary Alice Lovin, age 73, of Pace, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006, in a local hospital. She was born November 30, 1942, in Brewton, Alabama, but had been a long time resident of Pensacola and Pace. She was retired from T. J. Maxx. She was preceded in death by her parents T. E. and Agnes Bennett Simmons, two daughters and one son.
Mary is survived by her husband, Randall F. Lovin.
Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. in the Bayview Memorial Park cemetery, with the Rev. John Stacey officiating. Burial will follow.
Nancy Jane Brooks, 65, a native of Pensacola, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Asbury Place in Pensacola. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, the Tifounden Sunday School Class and the Margorie Hart Circle. She worked for many years as a loan officer in the Am South Bank. Nancy loved gardening, cooking, going to the beach and just spending time with her family and friends.
She was survived by her mother, Nell Chavis Smith of Pensacola; daughter, Lisa Ivey (husband, Brian R.) Gates of Pensacola; sons, John Douglas Ivey of Pensacola, Byron Scott Brooks of Louisiana; sister, Judith Ann Smith Morris of Augusta, GA.; grandchildren, Derek Ivey, Chase Ivey, Savannah Gates and Lauren Gates. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Stanley Smith.
Funeral services will on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright Street, Pensacola, with Dr. Wesley Wachob officiating. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park, at 3351 Scenic Highway. Visitation will be Monday, November 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the First United Methodist Church.
At the time of my 25th PHS reunion, Nikos Stassinos and I had decided to meet and spend some time together. He was already quite ill. After a lovely visit reconnecting with friends, he left to return to his life and I to travel five weeks in Germany. In Berlin I bought a book of German poetry from which I read a poem by Kaschnitz. Later Nikos and I spoke a few times. After his death, the first line of Kaschnitz's poem came back to me, and I borrowed it for the first line of this poem I wrote for Nikos. I will always remember him, tanned and lean, running and laughing, at the beach with Maria Magoulas and me. We three walked arm in arm singing, "Black is the color of my true love's hair". That image is as warm and alive to me today as it was over fifty years ago. It comes from a heart grateful for the memories of a sun drenched youth with friends who opened doors I might never have found on my own.
In Memory of our classmates who have passed
from this life as we know it and begun the journey we, in time will all take.
"Wer sterbe gern in der Rosenzweit?"
Marie Louise Kaschnitz
Who wants to die in the time of roses
when the grape is on the vine,
the blazing sun high on the sea
with wind as soft as wine?
Who dares to close his eyes in sleep
eternal as the night
with visions of an autumn eve
still fresh within his sight?
Who freely gives his life away
or gently yields to death
with the fragrance of a summer rose
yet mingled with his breath?
Peggy Ann Smith, 73, of Pensacola passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Peggy was born on November 17, 1942 in Andalusia, AL. She was a good hearted person, who loved and cherished her family and her friends. She devoted her life to caring for her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Smith and her brothers, Denny and Buddy Stokes. Survivors include: her children, Jerry (Carla), Keith, and Michelle Mills; grandchildren: Joshua (Monika), Justin, and Zachary Mills, Brooke Martin and Nathan Harvey; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Diane Tucker; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice, especially Evelyn Fields.
William Ernest Sweeney "Bill"
February 1, 1944 - June 21, 2014
Bill was born to Alice C. (Norred) and Michael W. Sweeney. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Morgan), of 37 years; sister, Beverly (David) Martin; son, William Russell Sweeney; daughters, Angela (Kirk) Morton, and Jennifer (Hamada) Ghani; granddaughters/grandsons, great grandchildren, as well as, nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Perdido Bay United Methodist Church, Hadji Shrine Temple Lodge 296, Scottish Rites of New Orleans, IBEW of Pensacola, owner of Sweeney Electric, and served in the Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the local diabetes organization or a charity of your choice.
Service will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte Louise Freeman (Bonnie) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on September 21, 2013. Born in Evanston, Ill., she grew up in Gulf Breeze Florida, moving to Escondido in 1966. She loved her job at Palomar Hospital working there for over 40 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband as they took many trips across the U.S. in their motor home. She is survived by her husband, Bob Freeman; daughters, Vickie Pope and Christine Fowler Connell; son, Bill Fowler; sister, Gay Johnson; and twin brother, Les Thompson; as well as numerous grandchildren and extended family members who will miss her dearly. Viewing to be held Thursday, September 26 from 6 to 7:30 pm at Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, 225 S. Broadway, Escondido, CA. The Service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 27 at New Vintage Church, 1300 S. Juniper St., Escondido, followed by her burial at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Escondido.
Berlon "Buddy" L. Trant, 71, formerly of Pensacola, FL., died in Hot Springs, AR, on Mar. 9, 2014. He was born in Mobile, AL., on Sep. 29, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by a daughter and son from a previous marriage, two grandchildren, three brothers, and many nephews and nieces. Buddy was a car and sports enthusiast. He played tailback on the PHS 1959 State Football Championship team. He will be missed by his family and many friends. Gross Funeral Home, Hot Springs, AR., handled burial arrangements.
Ann E. Green passed away on January 6. 2011 in Orange Park, Florida, following a courageous struggle as a result of the effects of a massive stroke in 2004.
Ann was born in Pensacola, Florida, to Elizabeth and Robert Lee Traxler on July 25, 1943. She attended public schools in Pensacola and graduated from Pensacola High School, having served as school mascot for the "Tigers." She attended Pensacola State College, formerly Pensacola Junior College. She loved all sports, especially golf and fishing. Ann worked for Kraft Foods and earned its highest honor, the J. L. Kraft Merit Award. Her sense of humor and her love of life were hallmarks of her character.
During her marriage to Robert F. Green, father of her son, Brian, Ann traveled extensively and lived in numerous cities in the United States, making wonderful friends along the way. Ann never met a stranger.
Ann is survived by her devoted partner, Beth Wardlaw of Fleming Island, FL; her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Michelle Green; granddaughters, Kayla Green and Karley Green of Wesley Chapel, FL; her sister and brother-in-law, Berta and Rod Hurston of Gulf Breeze, FL; nephew, Chad Hurston of Atlanta, GA; niece Kim Hurston of St. Petersburg, FL; a special cousin, Dorothy Dean Geiger of Pensacola, FL; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 15 at 3:00PM in the sanctuary of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 2:00 prior to the service. For those desiring to do so, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
WHAT A DELIGHT SHE WAS. ALWAYS IN HIGH GEER AND UP FOR ANYTHING.LOVED HER RECORDS AND WOULD SING ALL THE WAY TO PENSACOLA. MISS FISHING WITH HER IN THE SOUND. I DO KNOW THAT SHE IS WAITING FOR US TO CONTINUE ON WITH HER LAUGHTER AND SMILES. MISS HER. SUE
From SUE MARKHAM on July 18th, 2016
ALWAYS SO HAPPY. I JUST LOVED HER . WE WOULD CRAB AND FISH TOGETHER AT HER PLACE ON THE SOUND. MY GRANDFATHER HAD A PLACE ON THE BAY SO COME SUMMER WE HAD A CHANCE TO SEE EACH OTHER. GREAT MEMORIES.
Thomas Vester Waite, III of Milton, FL passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 after a short illness.
Tom was born August 19, 1943 and raised in Pensacola. He is the son of Eva Everitt Waite and Thomas Vester Waite, Jr. Tom was an educator at Milton High School and local land developer, Waite Development, Inc.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years-Judy Mulkey Waite of Milton; his secretary of 28 years-Alma Kotula; an Aunt-Teresa Barnes of Pensacola; cousins-Carolyn Stone of Milton, Barney Reid of Picayune, MS, Reggie Alford of Lakeland, David Mann and Kurt Bonifay of Pensacola; his life-long faithful friends-Paul Plant of Lawrenceburg, TN, Morgan Eiland, Birmingham, AL and Murdock Campbell of Gulf Breeze; four godchildren-Matt Terry of Cartersville, GA, Anne Terry Vasile of Huntsville, AL, Jon Paul Plant of Charlotte, NC, and Sara Plant Williams of Lawrenceburg, TN.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel. Funeral services for Mr. Waite will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2010 at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel with Dr. David Spencer and George Goggans officiating.
Burial will follow in Bayview Memorial Park with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers are Paul Plant, Morgan Eiland, Mack Campbell, Paul Green, Dwight Moore and Dick Joyce.
Honorary Pallbearers are the members of the Burnt Corn Hunting Lodge in Alabama.
Flowers are appreciated by the family or donations may be made to WSRE Public Television in his memory. WSRE-TV Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32504.
Sandra Ann Owens, 68, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away, June 25, 2012. She was born in Leesburg, Florida, September 19, 1943. Mrs. Owens was preceded in death by her father, Malcolm Hartman Williams, and mother, Myrtle Mae Williams, whom she will be laid to rest beside.
She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Owens Jones; oldest son, Raymond Edward Owens, Jr.; youngest son, Malcolm Reed Owens; brother, William Hartman Williams; and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 am, July 7, 2012, at Faith Baptist Church, 3600 Creighton Road, Pensacola, Florida. Following the celebration of life, there will be a private burial at Bayview Cemetery in Pensacola.
Ray and I married in June 1965. We were married for 36 wonderful years. He retired from L&N/SCL Railroad after 20 years. He passed away in July 2001 from complications of diabetes and a heart condition. We had a son and daughter and at the time of his death 3 grandchilodren. He was a proud Marine always; but served his country from 1961-1964.
Doris and I became friends the end of our junior years. In December 1961 she married Steve Hall (Class of 1960) . That is when she introduced me and I began dating her brother, Ray Wise. She became my sister-in-law in 1965, when Ray and I married. I have many fond memories of her and the fun times we had together, during our high school days and after graduation. She died in November 1976 from a heart attack.