Norman Louis Cansler, 96, of Niceville, Florida passed away on Monday December 10, 2018.
Jack A. Tweedle, 88, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Monday December 10, 2018.
Betsy Joan Bailey, 80, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday December 9, 2018.
Clarence O'Donell Cothron, 89, of Pace, Florida passed away on Sunday December 9, 2018.
Daniel Guy Wehner, 62, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday December 8, 2018.
Albert M. Pate, 77, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Saturday December 8, 2018.
Michael Charles Grantello, 61, Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday December 8, 2018.
McKenzie Rae Bender, 37, of Mt. Zion, Illinois passed away on Saturday December 8, 2018.
William K. Parshall, 59, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018.
Former resident of Panama City Beach, Florida, Scott Allen Everhart, 55, while surrounded by his family went to be with the Lord in peace on December 6, 2018.
Scott Allen was born March 8, 1963, in Denver Colorado to George William Everhart and Marie Helen Sanchez.
Scott Allen built a successful communication business, and he lived his life doing what he loved, restoring antique automobiles. Scott enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with his family. He also was a lover of Nascar and Harley Davidsons.
Scott Allen is proceeded in death by his father, George William Everhart.
Scott Allen is survived by his mother, Marie Helen Seabrook; daughters, Alexandria Everhart-Wyzorowski and Lauren Shelby Everhart; his siblings, Diana Lynn Worth (Fred), Tracy Dean Everhart (Ling), Amanda Evans, Michael Evans, Jim Evans (Gloria), Sue Tutterrow (Brian) and Robert Evans.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on January 5, 2019 at the Baypointe Church, 531 Richard Jackson Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407, followed by a celebration of life afterwards: location TBA.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
Lee D. Kirkpatrick, 39, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Thursday December 6, 2018.
Carol Blackmon, 65, of Westville, Florida passed away on Wednesday December 5, 2018.
Walter Charles Knauf, Jr., 76, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Pensacola, Florida.
Walter was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on May 19, 1942. He graduated from Columbus (Ga) High School with the class of 1959. He then proceeded to work at Walt’s Furniture stores in Columbus before retiring with Rhodes Furniture in 1997.
His retirement years were spent enjoying his time at home in Cantonment, Florida, with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Charles, Sr. and Dorothy Lavelle and sister, Charlotte Creech.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra; his children, Sandra Lorraine Pearce (Alan), Walter Charles III “Chip” and three grandchildren, Ellie Pearce, Alaina Pearce and Willem Knauf and sister, Bobbie Lovell (Rudy).
A celebration of Walter’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 29,2018 at the Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum at Parkhill Cemetery, in Columbus, Ga.
Mark A. Haynie, 56, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
Larry J. Perkins, 76, of Pace, Florida passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Larry was born on December 26, 1941 to Carl Perkins and Martha Snyder.
He is survived by his sons, Dale Perkins, Bill Perkins, Jeff (Lisa) Perkins and Mike Perkins; daughters, Melanie (Terry) McLauglin, Libby Deroche and Sandi (Dennis) Reynolds; his sister, Betty (Eddie) Green; his brother, Philip (Martha) Perkins and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Larry was a sailor in the United States Navy. He was an avid fisherman and was holding his mouth right when he left this earth.
Larry will take his final fishing trip in the near future.
Stephen Hollis, 72, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Myra Lynn Simmons, 75, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Dr. Kenneth H. Deuel, Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired), died on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Dr. Deuel was born June 7, 1929 in Oxford, New York. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and joined the United States Air Force in 1952. During the next 27 years, he served all over the world with tours in France, Germany and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Dr Deuel was active in many organizations including Armed Forces Optometric Society, the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club board of directors and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church where he was active in the adult choir.
Dr. Deuel was married to Jane Popek for over 45 happy years. They shared a love for travel, especially cruising and enjoyed spending time with loved ones. Ken was an avid golfer and took his game very seriously. His love of competition extended to the Thursday night card games at their home.
Dr. Deuel’s heart was always open to the younger generation. He was a beloved uncle to his nieces and nephew. In addition, he was an honorary grandfather to the Indonesian Students from Pensacola Christian College.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Jane; his nieces, Ellen Lewis and Nancy English and his nephew, Bob Deuel. He will be missed and remembered by many, but most of all by his loving wife, Jane.
Ken will be cremated and his ashes interred at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held a later date to celebrate his life.
Leland R. Parrott, 81, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
Edwin Phillip Coltrane, 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Juanita “Nita” Posey Jones died November 30 at age 92. An accomplished artist and ballroom dancer, she spent the last decade of her life in Pensacola.
She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, on January 19, 1926, to parents Dodds Ray Posey and Martha Cain Posey, both from southwest Mississippi. Growing up in Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, she finished high school in Shreveport, Louisiana, before her family settled in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
She met her future husband, Harold Jones of Kreole, Mississippi, during her freshman year at University of Mississippi. They settled in Pascagoula where their only child, daughter Diane, was born. Following her employment with the U.S. Postal Service, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mississippi Employment Commission, and Gulf Coast Marine Supply, she and husband Harold formed Southern Guard Services, Inc., the first security firm in Southeast Mississippi.
Though she worked in the business, her passion for art thrived as she returned to college to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of South Alabama. She also studied at Penland School of Crafts, in North Carolina and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Southwest Craft Center, both in Tennessee. Her body of work includes ceramics, watercolors, lithographs, silk screens and sculpture. Her most accomplished work is that as a handmade papermaker. She had juried exhibitions in New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi. A former member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, she served as a touring artist for the Mississippi Arts Commission and as an instructor at Allison Wells School of Art. After moving to Pensacola, she won an Award of Honor at Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts, juried a show at Artel Gallery, and taught workshops for local art groups. At age 87, her handmade paper sculptures won Best of Show, the grand prize, in the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival in 2013.
The last fifteen years of her life she pursued her second passion: ballroom dancing. She studied under Sergio of Dance Design in Fort Worth, Texas, and Victor Luna at Fred Astaire Studies in Pensacola. With Fred Astaire studios, she participated in several Life’s A Dance benefits for Covenant Care, and with her dancing partners she competed on the national level in Las Vegas as well as in several competitions in Florida, never once losing.
Nita’s other interests included designing and sewing art quilts, genealogical research, British mysteries, crossword puzzles, good movies and musical theatre. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, the Eastern Star, the West Florida Genealogical Society, and a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 160.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold and her sister, Marcheta “Keet” Peetz. Nita is survived by her daughter, Diane Skelton (Danny) of Gulf Breeze; grandsons, Shannon Skelton, Manhattan, Kansas, Colin Skelton (Rona), Gulf Breeze, Nicholas Skelton, Gulf Breeze and great-grandchildren, Kieran Skelton and Keaton Skelton, Manhattan, Kansas and Max and Mia Skelton, Gulf Breeze. Of her 18 surviving nieces and nephews, she remained closest to her sister’s children, Becky Peetz Hart (Bob) of Pascagoula and Doug Peetz (Denise) of Panama City and to Becky Manning Dobbs, daughter of surviving sister-in-law, Frances Jones Manning, along with cousins, Susan Tatum Pierce (Joe) of Shreveport and George (Trish) Seymour of Houston. She is also survived by her “family” of Fred Astaire dancing partners and friends.
Her ashes will be interred next to those of her husband at the Biloxi National Cemetery.
Barbara A. Tilson, 64, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Alison Ruth Bellamy, 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Melvin Lewis Straughn, 72, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
Simone Edrey Sakey, 93, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.