Rose M. Bauer

February 5, 2023

Rose M. Bauer, 79, of Cantonment, Florida, passed away on January 26, 2023. She was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on June 21, 1943 to Harry and Grace Casey. She was married to Ronald L. Bauer for 58 years. Rose worked as a teacher for the Escambia County School District and she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Casey; mother, Grace Casey; daughter, Dawn Bauer Hohlenkamp; brother, John T. Casey; sister, Rita Casey; and sister-in-law, San Dee Casey.

Rose is survived by her husband, Ronald L. Bauer; son, Ronald P. Bauer; grandsons, Lorenz Hohlenkamp, Evan Hohlenkamp, and Harrison Hohlenkamp; and sister, Mary Giedinghagen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00pm Saturday, February 11, 2023 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Pensacola, Florida. Visitation will be prior to service from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements.

Gregory Clay Pitts

February 5, 2023

Gregory Clay Pitts, 64, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023. He was born on February 13. 1958 in Pensacola, Florida. Greg was a long- time businessman in the Pensacola area where he owned and operated 3 Dollar Mule Trucking Company and Allie Kats Paint and Bodyworks.

Greg is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey James and Sarah Marette Pitts.

Greg is survived by his fiancée Jennifer Hamilton and her children; his son, Gregory Chad Pitts; 5 daughters Tea Marsden, Victoria Pitts, Isabel Pitts, Sarah Pitts, and Iva Pitts; brothers Johnny Pitts (Patricia), Randy Pitts (Carol Ann), Kirk Pitts (Julie); an uncle, Richard Renfroe; an aunt, Mavis Hensley; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North on Tuesday February 7, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM for the family and from 12 PM– 1 PM for friends. The service will follow immediately after visitation at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Johnny Pitts will be officiating.

David W. “Bill” Jordan

February 3, 2023

David W. “Bill” Jordan passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2023, in Pensacola, FL.  Bill was born December 29, 1939, in Brewton, AL.  Bill was retired from the United States Marine Corp and a member of American Legion #340. 

Bill is preceded in death by his son, David Jordan; parents, Sam and Willie Mae Jordan; and 2 sisters, Pauline and Agnes.

Bill is survived by his wife, Shirley Pettis Jordan; daughter, Cheryl Smith (Farrell); sons, Billy Jordan, Dale Jordan (Denise); and Gary Jordan (Noni); 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; step daughters, Tracee Ingram (Tom) and Leslee Cura (Benjie).

Visitation will be Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, in theFlorida Room at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.  Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be Monday, February 6, 2023, at Barrancas National
Cemetery.  The Funeral Procession will meet at 10:30 AM at Olive Baptist Church– Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, to go to Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola, FL.

Michael Lee deGraaf

February 2, 2023

Michael Lee deGraaf, 77 of Cantonment, Florida passed away peacefully on January 30, 2023. He was born in Mobile, Alabama on January 17, 1946 to Arthur A. (Art) deGraaf and Helen (Dolly) Pose deGraaf. He was married to Carol Larson-deGraaf for 22 years. His vast array of careers included, food sales for distributors, Pilot boat captain and Grand Hotel Assistant Manager. He retired as a Maintenance Supervisor on the production line of Home Ade Foods after over 20 years. He was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church and had a passion for playing praise and worship music on the guitar at church and various events. His other passions were fishing, hunting and equestrian training.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur A. (Art) deGraaf and Helen (Dolly)Pose deGraaf and his brother, Robert Francis deGraaf.

He is survived by his Wife, Carol Larson-deGraaf; his four Children, Dina M. Woolley (Husband – Joseph Woolley), Douglas D. deGraaf (Wife – Heidi deGraaf), Dana M. Jones, and Dan D. deGraaf (Wife – Heather deGraaf); his Sister: Ann Necaise (Husband – Itsy Necaise); Sister in Law: Elizabeth deGraaf; 13 Grand-children and 4 Great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be February 3, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. Rosary will be cited at 10:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30. Reverend Father George Thekku will be celebrant. Interment will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his Grandsons – Justin Breske, Mason deGraaf, Riley Breske, Swede deGraaf, Wyatt Jones, Kenneth Dean and Chandler Aho.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements.

Gloria York Ledkins

January 31, 2023

Mrs. Gloria York Ledkins, age 85, passed away, Sunday, January 29, 2023, in Atmore, AL. She was a lifelong resident of Atmore, AL.  She was a member of Presley Street Baptist church for many years.

Mrs. Ledkins loved spending time with her family. She loved to read and watch TV especially “Gone with The Wind”. She enjoys putting together puzzles and loves to sew.

Mrs. Ledkins is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Eugene (Mae Blanche Stringfellow) York, husband, Ronald Ledkins, two brothers, Harold York, Claude York, and one sister, Doris Haynie.

She is survived by her one brother, Ronald “Ronnie” (Phyllis) York, of The Rock, GA; two sisters, Betty (James) Amerson, of Bratt, FL; Peggy Mauldin, of Bratt, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Godwin Cemetery with Rev. Ted Bridges officiating.

Burial will follow at Godwin Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC.

Steven Craig ‘Steve’ Morris

January 27, 2023

, age 57, of Atmore, AL passed away on January 25, 2023 in Pensacola, FL. He was born on February 6, 1965 in Atmore, AL to John and Lois Overstreet Morris. He was a member of Dry Spings Community Church. During his career, Steve served ten years with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, sixteen years with the Atmore Police Department, and two years with the Flomaton Police Department.

Steve was an avid fisherman and hunter who especially loved his family. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Rita Dunn.

He is survived by his wife, Kristina Todd Morris; his sons, Steven Morris, Jr. (Angie) of Atmore, AL, Jordan Lassitter (Taylor Sims) of Atmore, AL and Dylan Lassitter (Shawnee McGee) of Poarch, AL; his sisters, Elaine McKinley of Atmore, AL and Patti Prater of Newnan, GA and his grandchildren, Britton Morris, Weston Morris, Amelia Morris Ryleigh Lassitter and Blakelyn Lassitter.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. John Spence officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be his fellow police officers.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Annie Lois “Peggy” Godwin Lail

January 26, 2023

Annie Lois “Peggy” Godwin Lail,, age 76, of Jay, Florida transitioned to her heavenly home surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, January 21 st , 2023. Peggy fought a good fight battling cancer and never wavered in her

Peggy was born on October 14 th, 1946, in Brewton, Alabama to the late Mose and Bernice Godwin. At a young age, Peggy and her family moved to Flomaton, Alabama. Peggy was affectionately known as “Maw Maw” to her
grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved dearly and adored. There was never a time that Peggy’s kitchen wasn’t filled with the favorite foods of her grandchildren. She would always say “Now you feed those
babies.” Cooking was a passion for her and a way of sharing her love. Peggy also enjoyed fishing with friends and family. But maybe her favorite thing was to be taking care of others whether it be in her in her home, church, or
the community. Peggy truly had a servant’s heart.

Peggy gave her life to her Lord and Savior in 1999 and was an active member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She loved serving her church and loved her church family. Peggy was often found in the kitchen at New Bethel and
even in her last few days she was still concerned with making sure things were taken care of at the church. The Lord was so near and dear to Peggy’s heart and it was evident in her daily walk with Christ.

Peggy is proceeded in death by her loving husband of 35 years Leonard “Ronnie” Lail, her parents, brother Tommy Godwin, sisters Faye Williamson and Judy Godwin, and niece Regina Strickland.

Those left to cherish Peggy’s memory include daughter Tammy Enfinger (Joe Cook) and sons Doug (Karen) Godwin, Doyle Godwin (Tammy Kilpatrick), Ronald Lail and Chris Lail. Grandchildren: Derek (Robyn) Enfinger, Alesia
(Damon) Frady, Jake Godwin, Blake (Lindsey) Godwin, Justin (Dana) Godwin, Rachel (JJ) Scott, and Hailey Vavao. Great grandchildren: Tucker Sheppard, Tambrey Frady, Ryleigh Enfinger, Trace Frady, Reagan Enfinger, Rhett
Enfinger, Miller Ann Godwin, and Hunter Godwin. Sister Darlene Nelson, brother Donald (Faye) Godwin and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends who were so dear to her.

Pallbearers will be Derek Enfinger, Damon Frady, Jake Godwin, Blake Godwin, Justin, Godwin and Douglas Stewart. Honorary pallbearers Joe Cook, Marcus Godwin, Jeremy Bocabella, John Hughes, Roy Allen, and Jamie

The family would like to express gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the Oncology Center at Ascension Sacred Heart and Covenant Hospice for the care and kindness extend to Peggy and to the family.

On Saturday, January 28, 2023, at New Bethel Baptist Church, visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. with service to follow at 12:00 p.m. Peggy will be laid to rest at Pine Level Cemetery.

Frances Eloise Bailey

January 24, 2023

On January 18, 2023, Jesus embraced Frances Eloise Bailey and welcomed her into heaven. A great reunion began soon thereafter with her husband, Ralston Bailey, who had been helping find their new mansion in heaven. The reunion enlarged when Mercer Clustus and Essie Lou Wasden Vaughn, her mamma and daddy, her sisters Edwina Vaughn Waren and Ouida Vaughn, her brother, Ray Vaughn, and a nephew, Alan Waren, joined in the festivities of that glorious party in heaven. Born near her home in Walnut Hill, Florida, Jabbo, as many called her, graduated from Ernest Ward High School and soon fell in love and married her Navy Ensign flight student, a marriage that lasted 71 years before her love’s death in 2018.

Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Judy Bailey; grandchildren: Heather Bailey, Jennifer (Damien) French, Shannon (Bryan) Gott, Stephanie (Scott) Richards; great-grandchildren Bailey (Abhinav) Desai, Jamey Vaughn, Noah, Amelia and Simon French, Mason and Lila Nicholson, and Bankston Gott; neices and nephews: Greg (Cyndi) Vaughn, Susan Scarborough, Del (Jean) Butler, Ric (Alice) Butler, and Becky Stapletonp and a sister, Ruby Butler.
Mother (Frances, Granny) enjoyed the Navy officer’s wife social life and it carried on in later life as she welcomed so many people into whatever organization or neighborhood of which she was a part. Avid game (card and domino) player, national level square dancer, bowler, and RVer, she and Raleigh traveled to many locations before and after retirement, often with other RVer friends who shared their hobbies.

During her carrier days, after Raleigh retired from the Navy, mother was a management level accountant, at the then young, Holiday Inn Corporation in Memphis, and Budget Analyst for the Generals and Admirals associated with the building of the B-1 Bomber. In her ‘spare time’ she was also a Cub Scout den mother and a bowling instructor at a local bowling alley in between bridge clubs and other activities.

She loved life! She loved family! She loved moving and that was a good thing because we lived in or drove through all 48 contiguous states in the US. If it wasn’t from house to house as we transferred from city to city as a Navy family, it was moving furniture after her son went out on weekends during high school and college so he could not possibly reenter the house silently late at night as he came home from wherever he had been. I think she laughed each time I tripped over something and believe she is laughing about that still. Frances and Bob loved kidding with each other!

Family would like to thank staff of both Wesley Haven Villas and The Haven of Our Lady of Peace for incredible care and compassion.

Service will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32505 on Friday, January 27th. Visitation 10am, Service 11 am, and burial at Barrancas National Cemetery at 1 pm. If you desire to make memorial gifts, please make them to Lillian United Methodist Church, 12770 Perdido Street, Lillian, Al 36549 or to your favorite charity.

Amanda Grace Parker

January 24, 2023

Amanda Grace Parker, age 50, of Cantonment, Florida passed away Monday, January 23, 2023. She was born in Pensacola, Florida to Robert and Eileen Robinson. She was married to James Parker for 17 years. She was a stay-at-home wife and loved her fur baby, spending time with family and watching ghost hunters. She had a passion for helping others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eileen Robinson; sister, Candace Robinson; dog, Marley Parker. She is survived by her husband, James Parker; daughters, Brooklyn Sorrells and Donielle DeVries; sons, Dominick and Michael Hughes; grandchildren, Jaiden, Jordan, Autumn, and Waverly and Sage. Brothers and sister, Sandi, Andy, and Randy; Mother-in-law, Pat Hepler; father-in-law, Charles Parker; aunt, Sue Byrne; sister-cousin, Leigh Dionisio.

Funeral service be Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3:00pm at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Visitation will be prior to service from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Burial will be at Spruell Cemetery in Cantonment, Florida.

Charlotte Presley McGhee

January 24, 2023

Mrs. Charlotte Presley McGhee, 67 years of age, passed away, Saturday, January 21, 2023, in Pensacola, FL; with her family at her bedside. She was born November 5, 1955, in Atmore, AL; and has resided the last 22 years in Penscola, FL. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Mrs. McGhee enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren. She loved going shopping, especially to thrift stores and yard sales. She was an avid New Orleans Saints Fan and she also enjoyed going to the beach. She loved her church family and served as a Greeter for 15 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, David Franklin Presley and Margaret English Peavy, and one special niece, Brandy Morris.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Jack Allen McGhee, of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Venus (James) Prince, of Pensacola, FL; Taris (Chris) Wickizer, of Pensacola, FL; three sisters, Shelia (Jerry) Johnson, of Nokomis, AL; Sherry Lovell, of Atmore, AL; Jackie (Rodney) Stewart, of Perdido, AL; four grandchildren, Alexus(Wilmer) Nunez, Layne Wickizer, Aya Prince, Amara Prince, two great-grandchildren, Halle Nunez, Daniela Nunez, two nieces, Shelli Doremus, Geri (Olan) Albritton, and children.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC. with Rev. Jim Locke officiating.

Burial will follow at Judson Creek Indian Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 27, 2023, from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC.

Pallbearers will be Odell McGhee, Marion McGhee, Robert McGhee, Daniel McGhee, Robert English, and Phillip Presley.

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