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Rose M. Bauer

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... 

February 5, 2023 | Read more »

Gregory Clay Pitts

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;... 

February 5, 2023 | Read more »

David W. “Bill” Jordan

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... 

February 3, 2023 | Read more »

Michael Lee deGraaf

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... 

February 2, 2023 | Read more »

Gloria York Ledkins

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,... 

January 31, 2023 | Read more »

Steven Craig ‘Steve’ Morris

, 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... 

January 27, 2023 | Read more »

Annie Lois “Peggy” Godwin Lail

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 faith. 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... 

January 26, 2023 | Read more »

Frances Eloise Bailey

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... 

January 24, 2023 | Read more »

Amanda Grace Parker

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... 

January 24, 2023 | Read more »

Charlotte Presley McGhee

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... 

January 24, 2023 | Read more »

Glenda Penton Campbell

Glenda Penton Campbell, 71, of Jay went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2023 after a brief illness. She was born May 31, 1951, in Century, Florida to Joe Ivey and Marlene Salter. Glenda was a lifelong resident of Jay and a member of Berrydale Baptist Church. She graduated from Jay High School, Class of 1969, and Pensacola Junior College. She was a devoted nurse and caregiver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Campbell; parents, Joe Ivey and Marlene Salter; infant brother, Stanley Salter; maternal... 

January 24, 2023 | Read more »

Alonzo Dillard Hutchinson

Alonzo Dillard Hutchinson was born September 11, 1937, in Columbia, TN, to the late Luvenia and James Hutchinson. He transitioned on January 18, 2023. He met and married his high school sweetheart, Octavia Joy Frey on June 7, 1957. To this union – one daughter, Barretta J. Alonzo was mostly known as “Pappy”, “Mr. Hut”, “Godfather”, and “One Putt”. Ms. Joy takes the privilege of calling him her “3-T’s” (Tall, Tan and Terrific). Another point of interest was to see the birth of his grandson, Clinton Bernard... 

January 24, 2023 | Read more »

Donald W. Reid

Donald W. Reid (Bob) was called home on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Bob is a native of Byrneville, Florida where he has lived all his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald (Totsie) Reid, his beautiful wife of 54 years, Katherine Reid, sister-in law, Pearl McCurdy, three brother-in laws, Jerry Johnson, Wilson Johnson, Clayton Armstrong, and one nephew, Dwayne McCurdy. He is survived by his son, Keith (LaJuana) Reid of Byrneville, FL; four grandchildren, Tori (Joe) Brown, of Jay, FL; Blake (Morgan) Reid, of Jay, FL;... 

January 24, 2023 | Read more »

Stan Shimmin

Stan Shimmin, age 77 of Pensacola, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on January 16, 2023. Stan spent his career in ministry as an illustrator with Abeka and as an art instructor at Pensacola Christian College. His works of art and calligraphy glorified his Savior and brought joy to his friends and family. His grandchildren were the highlight of his life and they will always remember playing with Grumpa. He loved landscaping, hiking with family, and woodworking. He was especially known for his handcrafted walking sticks. He... 

January 19, 2023 | Read more »

Althea Pauline Eicher Dyck

Althea Pauline Eicher Dyck was the fourth child born to Leland and Hannah Johnson Eicher on January 10, 1927, in rural Gratiot County, Michigan. She passed away at the Oakwood Retirement Community in Brooksville, Mississippi on January 17, 2023, just a week after her ninety-sixth birthday. She started school in Michigan, then moved with her family at age eight to Summerdale, Alabama where she finished her formal elementary education. She felt the call to salvation and on confession of faith was baptized into the Church of God... 

January 19, 2023 | Read more »

David Dale Kalb

age 66, passed away on January 15, 2023 at his residence. He was born on November 1,1956 in Cleveland, Ohio to David Francis and Bonnie Lou Kalb. He was married to Natalie Kalb for 48 years. He had a career in the military for 20 years. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and had a passion for children’s ministry. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Francis and Bonnie Lou Kalb; brother, Michael Anthony Kalb. He is survived by his wife, Natalie Kalb; sons, Michael A. (Danette)Kalb, David J. Rachel) Kalb;... 

January 19, 2023 | Read more »

Amy Jo Lambeth

Mrs. Amy Jo Lambeth, age 43, passed away, Monday, January 16, 2023 in Pensacola, FL; surrounded by her family at her bedside. She resided most of her life in Flomaton, AL; and she attended Moyeville Baptist Church. She was a member of the Lambeth Fire Department. Mrs. Lambeth enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved taking pictures at the football games, and loved going fishing. She enjoyed cooking and traveling especially to New Orleans and Lafayette, LA. She is survived by her father, John (George Ann) Johnson,... 

January 18, 2023 | Read more »

Opal L. (Cornelia) Hatcher

Opal L. (Cornelia) Hatcher, 86, of Cantonment, Florida, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, after a short illness. She was born in Sneads, Florida on January 18, 1936, daughter of the late Percy and Blanche Lanier, and sister of her late brother William Lanier. She is survived by her daughter Janice Hardin and her husband Kerry, son Larry Hatcher and his wife Karen, and Allen Hatcher and his wife Yolanda. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Opal graduated... 

January 18, 2023 | Read more »

Nancy Patricia James

Nancy Patricia James, nee Hicks, of Pensacola, Fl, passed away on January 8, 2023, just one day short of her 84th birthday. She was born in Greensboro, AL to Stanley and Grace Hicks, one of nine children. They all predecease her. She was the last “Hicks”. Over Spring Break in 1956, she was visiting the Gulf Coast and met a handsome NAVY Flight Mechanic, Dale Buddy James, in the surf of Pensacola Beach. They were married a year later. This marriage lasted 65 years with Nancy following Bud from coast-to-coast and to the Orient. She... 

January 17, 2023 | Read more »

James L. M. Berry

James L. M. Berry entered into eternal patrol on December 16, 2022, as submariners do when they leave their earthly life, into the life God has promised us. James was a loving father to his 3 daughters Nichelle (Nic), Stephanie, and Barbara (Renee). James was a good friend to all who knew him. He was always willing to help out anyone in need. James was a Volkswagen enthusiast and a longtime member of Rare Air Volkswagen Club. He held weekly engine building classes in his garage which he very much enjoyed. James also collected... 

January 17, 2023 | Read more »

Deborah Kay Lee

Ms. Deborah Kay Lee, age 67, passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 15, 2023, in Century, FL. with family at her bedside She resided most of her life in Bratt, FL. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. Ms. Lee enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to travel, and enjoyed baking cakes, and sewing. She loved to sit down and watch Hallmark Movies. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Carthell Alderman and Ms. Betty Mullins, one son, Shane Lee, two sisters, Lillian Ard, Susan Alderman, and one brother, Jimmy... 

January 16, 2023 | Read more »

Patricia Faye Billingsley

Mrs. Patricia Faye Billingsley, age 57, passed away, Thursday, January 12, 2023, in Atmore, AL. She was a lifelong resident of Flomaton, AL.  She attended the Gospel Light Temple for many years. Mrs. Billingsley loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed listening to music, and dancing.  She was very artistic, loved to draw and loved making beaded jewelry.  She enjoyed going to the mountains, and the creek.  She always opened her home up to anyone in need and enjoyed taking care of many babies over the years. Mrs. Billingsley... 

January 16, 2023 | Read more »

Ruby Lois Cooper

Mrs. Ruby Lois Cooper, age 88, passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2023, in Pensacola, FL. She resided most of her life in Cantonment, FL. She retired from health care with many years of service. She was a member of Farmhill Holiness Church. Mrs. Cooper enjoyed working in her vegetable garden, she also shared her crop of vegetables and loved to cook the fresh vegetables that she gathered. She enjoyed gospel music, and Christian Television Network. She really enjoyed going to the mountains and attending church. She is preceded... 

January 15, 2023 | Read more »

Cecil H. “Junior” Driver, Jr.

Mr. Cecil H. “Junior” Driver, Jr., age 61, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023 at a Pensacola, FL hospital. Mr. Driver was born in Munich, Germany and had been a resident of McDavid, FL before moving to Molino thirteen years ago.  He was a member of the Century High School Class of 1979. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked as a mechanic at Masland Carpets.  He was a member of McDavid Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil H. Driver, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 38... 

January 10, 2023 | Read more »

Glennis Carl Simmons

Glennis Carl Simmons, age 87, of Cantonment, Florida passed away December 23, 2022. He was born on December 8, 1935 in Brewton, Alabama to Travis and Cora Simmons. He was married to Betty Joyce Odom Simmons for 61 years. He had a career in Construction & Building Supplies for Owsley Lumber Company, West Lumber Company, Banner Builders Supply and Langford & Mills. He was a member of Olive Baptist Church. He had a passion for fishing, hunting, baseball, football and his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents,... 

January 10, 2023 | Read more »