Maria Pereia, 88, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Gertrude Olivia Bodeker, 105, of Fairhope, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Nancy Lynn Greathouse, 77, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Nancy was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, living a long and happy life, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of forty-four years, Robert E. "Bob" Greathouse; her parents, Irving F. Welch and Nannie M. Welch; her grandson, Bryan Greathouse; her nephew, Brandon Welch and her sweet sister in law, Hazel Kathryn "Kay" Greathouse.
She is survived by her brother, Nick Welch (Donna); her brother-in-law, Thomas C. Greathouse; her loving sons, Robert Gene (Paula); David; Paul; Chris (Jamie); her grandchildren, Brandon; Krista; Zachary; Alyssa (Chris); Kerstian; Haley; Ashley; Brianna; her precious great grandchildren, Mariah; Clayton; Ramsen Brian; Kenleigh Grace; nephews, Gerald Welch (Katie); Jay Greathouse (Belinda); niece, Lucinda Greathouse; her closest and most dear friends, Emmy Bennett; Beverly Martin and Trisha Morrison. Nancy has left her kindness and hospitality in so many friends and family's hearts.
Nancy spent almost thirty years with Baptist Hospital as the Director of Volunteer Services. Over the years, she gained many friends and memories while enjoying the brightening of so many lives, whether she knew it or not. Nancy loved to tell people of all her family's accomplishments and how proud she was of each family member. Nancy enjoyed going on much deserved getaways when not enjoying the presence of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nancy heard the final "all aboard" and took her "final cruise" with the Lord on January 15, 2019.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 am at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N. 57th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32506.
Wendy Jean Gross, 44, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Buddy Lay, 84, of Pensacola, FL passed away Sunday morning, January 13, 2019.
He was born on October 17, 1934 in Fairhope, Alabama. He was the beloved husband of Rose Marie Lay for 56 years. He was the son of the late Ella Mae Smith and brother of the late Johnny and Max Lay.
He is survived by his sister, Becky and husband, Bobby Grimes from Fairhope, Alabama; daughter, Melissa and husband, Robert McCalman from Bradley, Arkansas; son, Michael and wife, Vickie Rawson from Pensacola, Florida and son Johnny Rawson, also from Pensacola, Florida; grandchildren, Joseph and wife, Savannah McCalman, Katy and husband, Ryan Haight, China Rawson, Michael Rawson Jr, Joseph Benjamin Rawson and 7 great-grandchildren.
Buddy retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service, most of which was as the Chief Radioman in a nuclear submarine. He volunteered several days a week for the Department of Veterans Affairs from 2013 through 2018. Buddy loved people, especially his family and grandchildren, which were very dear to him. He was a faithful servant to the Lord, attended the Church of Christ and loved his church family and all his brothers and sisters in Christ. His family is comforted by the knowledge that while he will be missed here, he is in his heavenly home until we see him again.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 with visitation from 10:00-11:00am and service at 11:00am at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida.
Julian Victor Italiano, 66, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
William Leonard Bourgeois, 82, of Valparaiso, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2018.
William L. "Lennie" Bourgeois, age 82, of Valparaiso, FL, died at Fort Walton
Beach, FL, on January 12, 2019. He was born in Goodyear, CT, on May 26,1936, to
Oliver J. and Julienne (Girard) Bourgeois.
Lennie spent his youth in upstate New York and graduated from Laurens
Central School in 1955. Just days after graduation, he joined the United States
Navy and spent the next 20+ years proudly serving his country. He often said his
favorite tour of duty was with VX6/VXE6 in Antarctica, where he spent six seasons
flying the C-130 aircraft as flight engineer, including "his" C-130, #319.
After retiring from the Navy in 1975, Len worked for Lockheed Corporation
in Saudi Arabia for five years, again flying the C-130 aircraft as flight engineer. In
October of 1979, he married his former high school "steady", Helen Mather, and
in 1981 he returned from Saudi to make his home in Valparaiso.
Always an innovator, Lennie had a knack and a love for carpentry and
renovations, resulting in the creation of Triple "R" Specialties, lnc. in 1984, He
operated this bu5ine5s for the next 16 years, and with his crew, performed jobs
for many local residents. After retirement, he continued his love of carpentry in
his home workshop, of which he was very proud. Len and Helen also spent happy
times traveling in their little RV to every state in the union (except Hawaii`), and to
many Canadian provinces. He took great pride in keeping "Puckered Pete" in
tiptop shape and they enjoyed him immensely.
Lennie is survived by his wife, Helen; his daughter and son-in-law, Naomi
and Gerard Jolly, Benbrook, TX; his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Sandy
Bourgeois, Elizabeth, CO; his daughter-in-law, Cheri Kyle, Elbert, CO; his step-son
and daughter-in-law, Keith and Ann Matteson, Virginia Beach, VA; and his stepdaughter,
Karol Matteson, Crestview.
He is also survived by six grandchildren Jonathan Bourgeois, Benjamin
Bourgeois, Isabelle Bourgeois, Kristen Williams, Robert Bourgeois, and Ana
Martin, plus several step-grandchildren.
Also Surviving Lennie are his three siblings, Gerard Bourgeois (Doris),
Morris, NY; Dennis Bourgeois (Elaine), Virginia Beach, VA; and Irene Bourgeois,
Oneonta, NY, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Lennie was predeceased by his parents and his son, Daniel.
Special appreciation is extended to Regency Hospice, Belvedere Commons
of Fort Walton Beach, and Len's long-time primary care physician, Dr. Mark
Schroeder, for their loving care during his illness.
According to his wishes, Lennie will be cremated and there will be no
funeral or memorial service. Burial will take place at a later date in the Mt, Vision
Cemetery, Mt. Vision, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the
military organization of your choice.
Amanda Jane Robinson, 45, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019.
David Fredrick Gilliland, 67, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Fred Orville Cornett, age 88, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Fred was born on December 23, 1930 in Murphysboro, Illinois. He graduated from Murphysboro Township High School (“The Red Devils”) in 1948 and was remembered by his school mates as a “swell” guy. He was a member of the first Red Devils basketball team to reach the Illinois state basketball finals and was elected to the Red Devils Athletic Hall of Fame on January 12, 2013. After high school Fred joined the Navy as an enlisted man. On May 31, 1953 he became a “Trusted Shellback” having crossed the equator and invaded the Realm aboard the USS Lake Champlain.
A few years later Fred was selected to attend Officers Candidate School in Athens, Georgia. Finishing first in his class, he was appointed the grade of Ensign on June 1, 1956. Fred’s additional educational accomplishments included obtaining a BS from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California on June 1, 1964 (thus becoming a first generation college graduate) and an MBA from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 13, 1968.
Fred’s Navy career spanned 26 years with travel across the United States and Asia and was awarded the following medals: Korean Service Medal; Korean Presidential Unit Citation; United Nations Service Medal; Navy Occupation Medal (Europe); National Defense Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. He retired with the rank of Commander on June 1, 1974 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He then spent about 15 years in the private sector working primarily for CACI in Arlington, Virginia.
In “retirement” Fred was voted in as a Councilman for the Town of Hilton Head serving from 1989-1991. He was part of the Council that began the first beach nourishment program, banned beachside drinking and created Beach Parks for public access to insure community access to beaches. From 1998-2002 he served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Federation of Square Dancers. In 2002 he was President of the Federation and Chairman of the Florida Square Dance Convention in Lakeland, Florida.
The last eighteen years of his life he devoted to Interfaith Ministries in Gulf Breeze. Starting from humble beginnings with the assistance of Shirley, his wife, and hundreds of volunteers, he helped put in place a thrift shop, a financial assistance office and a free medical clinic. Santa Rosa County is blessed to have Interfaith Ministries/Good Samaritan Clinic to serve its’ under-resourced and under-served citizens with housing, utilities, food, clothing, free medical care and free medications. He is member of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church.
Fred is survived by is wife, Shirley Craycraft Cornett; his daughter, Kathy Cornett Simpson; sons, Fred O. Cornett, Jr. and Donald E. Cornett; step-daughter Cheryl Craycraft; step-son Scott Craycraft; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 9:00 am followed by a memorial service at 10:00 am and reception at 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors. Procession will meet at Olive Baptist Church-Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507 at 12:30 pm and enter the Naval Air Station Main Gate together.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Ministries, 4435 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL 32563.
Robert Stiriz, 65, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019.
James Edward Carnley, 71, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Rd., Pensacola, Florida. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Bayview Memorial Park.
Michael Anthony Doty, 59, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Andrew George Eiter, 60, of Port St. Joe, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
September 30, 1961 - January 8, 2019
Wendell Carroll VanLandingham, 57, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Wendell was a resident of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida for many years. He lived formerly in Griffin, Georgia and throughout Texas.
Wendell was a carpenter by trade, and worked throughout Georgia and Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey Glen VanLandingham and Gale VanLandingham (Mericle); sister, Vicki (VanLandingham) Ramon.
His legacy will live on through his son, Cole VanLandingham; daughter, Nichole (Cheree) Ricks; stepson, Joe Bruce and grandchildren, Jacob, Landon, Aniah, Cora, Emma and Wyatt.
He is survived by brother, Darryl VanLandingham and sisters, Cristi VanLandingham Kersh, Dana McKay, Kelly Ballew and stepmother, Sandra VanLandingham.
Wendell was a loving father and a friend to many. He will be missed by all.
He was a strong supporter of The Rock Ministries of Ft. Walton Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Rock Ministries of Ft. Walton Beach.
By website: RockMinistries-fwb.org.
By check: mail to The Rock Ministries of FWB, P.O. Box 403, Shalimar, Florida 32579.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Gloria Jean Mitchem, 75, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Clara K. Grishaber, 92, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019.
Toni Ellen Madrid, 52, of Panama City Beach, Florida passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019. She was born on July 6, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia to parents, William Howard McCormick, Sr. and Lettrice Eloise Higgins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ed McCormick, Ricky McCormick and Michael McCormick and sister-in-law, Linda McCormick.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Johnny Madrid; brothers, Bill, Pat and James McCormick; sisters, Patricia (Glenn) Gaines, Rudy (TJ) Paramore, Charlotte (Winston) Diaz-Matsas and Tammy (Michael) Weaver and many nieces and nephews.
As a child, Toni loved being outside with her siblings, playing house with a town they created of big cardboard boxes and riding her bike to the store for penny candy.
If you saw Toni, you would see her twin, Tammy, sometimes in the same outfit or with one of her other siblings. Summer trips almost always had Toni with cuts on her feet; she loved the earth under her bare feet.
The holidays were always the best of times because the entire family was together. Her first time at the beach, when she was 17, she realized that would be her home one day. She loved the beautiful sunsets and the sound of the waves hitting the shore.
She loved being with her husband, Johnny on the beach, watching the beautiful sunsets and making memories with all her family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Toni’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org).
Jo Ann B. Carroll, 82, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019.
Robert Dennis Dearing, 69, of Perdido Beach, Alabama passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019. He had lived in Perdido Beach, Alabama for 2 1/2 years. He lived formerly in Louisville, KY, Huntsville and Hayden, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by parents, Betty and Richard and Susan Dearing. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Dearing and children, Chastity, Raymond (Susan), Shawn and Corissa (Ronnie). Step children include, Lorie (Paul) and William (Michelle). There are numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Dearing grew up in Louisville, KY and attended Flaget High School. His career spanned 30 years with South Central Bell. In 1974 he became full time president of Local 3310, Communication Workers of America. Later he was appointed to the office of Alabama State Director by the District 3 Offices of Communication Workers of America until his retirement in 1999. More recently Mr. Dearing was an automobile arbitrator working in central Al and the Gulf Coast area.
Mr. Dearing's civic involvement included serving several terms as a board member for Blount County Children's Center and board member for Avadian Credit Union. He was involved with the United Way, Jefferson County and former active member of Voices of the South, Birmingham. He was a huge supporter of the University of Kentucky basketball and formerly a part of the UK alumni club in Birmingham.
Memorial services will be held at Saint Henry Catholic Church in Warrior, AL on Thursday, January 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Saint Brigid Catholic Church, Louisville, KY at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 11.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, the Blount County Children's Center, P.O. Box 906, Oneonta, AL 35121 or the North Baldwin County Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 190, Bay Minette, AL 35607.
Sherwin Tyrone McBride, 39, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 with visitation from 10:00-11:00am and service at 11:00am at the Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, 901 North A Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501. Interment immediately following the service will be at Resthaven Gardens Cemetery.
David Lloyd Watson, 62, of Panama City Beach, Florida passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019.
Robert T. Stone, Jr., 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019.
Robert M. Calvert, 67, of Milton, Florida passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019.
May 17, 1930 ~ January 4, 2019
Lucy H. Little-Mitchell, 88, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019. Lucy had been a resident of Pensacola, Florida, for many years after moving from Delton, Michigan. She was a homemaker and a faithful servant of the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sander and Lucy M. Noordermeer; sister, Irene Helmer; brothers, Irving Hurlburt and Sander Noordermeer; husbands, Jack A. Little and Osber Mitchell; sons, Larry Little and Michael Little.
Her legacy will live on through her children, Jack A. Little (Alice), Mary L. Brown (George), Janet Simington, Sandy King, David B. Little (Debra), and Lora Little; a sister, Lena Little; a special friend, Mary Russell; twenty-two grandchildren, forty-eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Her last days were made comfortable and peaceful by the caring staff at Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center.
A private celebration of her life will be held by her family members in the coming weeks.