Frances ‘Ferryn’ Spann Twarkins

May 15, 2023

Frances “Ferryn” Spann Twarkins, after a lengthy battle finally succumb to the challenge of Parkinson Disease. She passed peacefully in sleep at a local assisted living facility.

After retiring as an elementary principal from the Escambia School System (34 years), Ms. Ferryn enjoyed a full and active life. Knitting, reading, chasing family genealogy, watching baseball, and traveling were her active escapes for relaxation. Through her life, Ms. Ferryn dearly loved and supported her family church, Pine Forest Estates Baptist Church (NorthStone Baptist Church, today). Apparently, God must have needed an elementary teacher…He chose a great one! She will be missed by all who knew her.

Ms. Ferryn is survived by her husband of 52 years, Tom; daughter, Teri (Tyson); grandchildren, Siris and Jett (Phoenix, Arizona); and her four younger brothers, Julius, Lauritz, Frank and Joe.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at NorthStone Baptist Church, 2550 W. 9 Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32534, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a needy cause.


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