Sharron Lee Smith, age 45, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Gerald Francis Collins, age 74, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Camille A. Oertel, age 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Dennis Franklin Collins, Jr., age 40, of Milton, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Jack E. Lewis, age 88, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
William Allan Hoke, Sr. age 63 of Pensacola, Florida went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Allan was born in Selma, Alabama in October 24, 1953 to Michael Nardin Hoke, Jr. and Florence Hillhouse Hoke. Allan attended Selma High School. He was employed by H&H Manufacturing for many years until he and his family moved to Orange Beach, Florida. Allan became a business partner at GRJ Blinds for 15 years and then worked for Brett-Robinson Properties until his retirement.
Allan was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Florence Hoke.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna McIntyre Hoke, his son, William Allan Hoke, Jr., his daughter Hailey Hoke Pope (Sean), six grandchildren; Jaylyn, Mac, Chase, Kyler and Sean Jr., Ryan, all of Pensacola. His stepmother, Bernice Hoke, his brother, Mike Hoke (Susan) of Birmingham, Alabama, his brother Dan Hoke (Gail) of Selma, Alabama and his sister Mary Lea Roselle (Richard) of Nashville, Tennessee.
Allan will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
There will be a Celebration of Allan's Life held on Saturday, April 8th 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Orange Beach Pier Waterfront Park in Orange Beach, Alabama.
On March 26th, 2017, at 6:45pm the night sky gained another star when Danielle Claire Hembree Koehler, born July 12, 1983, in Fort Walton, Florida, was tragically taken from this world at the young age of 33.
Danielle was a dedicated mother to her sons Jaxen and Tysen, and loving wife of 16 years to her husband Jeff. Danielle was passionate and fierce about the life that she lived. She was a keen observer of life and the people in it. Her talent was highlighted through her photos and life videos that she created. Danielle’s passions extended to being a soccer coach and referee, where she was dedicated to the hearts and minds of the young and to the sport itself. In this capacity, Danielle helped cultivate the lives of hundreds of children through their shared love of soccer.
Danielle leaves behind her husband, Jeffrey Dean Koehler and her 14 year old son, Jaxen Dean Koehler and 13 year old son, Tysen Jeffrey Koehler living in Pace, Florida. Danielle is survived by her mother, Susan Carol Chambers, her father Kevin Clayton Hembree and wife, Lois Hembree, her brother, Joshua Michael Hembree, her mother-in-law Leslie Anne Cox and husband Richard, her father-in-law Rusty Koehler, her aunts Jan D. Hembree PhD and her husband Jerry McDaniel, Justina Marie Hembree Benoit and her husband Henry Joseph Benoit, Katherine Claire Hagedorn Hembree, her nephew, Kristian Robert Hembree, her cousins Karla Claire Hembree, Justin Hembree McDaniel, Augustus Harry Wade Benoit, her step nieces Ashley and Holly Denny, Alexandria Long, Savannah Rose Long, her step nephews Dylan Stanley Long, Carson Long, her grandmother Virginia Claire Sillman, step-grandmother Cassandra Long, her sister-in-law Heather Marie Koehler, her step-sister Kellie Denny and husband James, her step-uncles Drew Long and his wife Trish and Neal Long.
Danielle is predeceased by her uncle, Stephen Wade Hembree, whom she adored, her aunt Carla Claire Hembree, her step-father, Barton Patrick Chambers, and her grandmother Esther Orcutt.
A memorial in Danielle’s honor will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 on a beach pull-off west of AJ’s in Destin at 7:30pm. Those wanting to attend are asked to meet at AJ’s Oyster Bar at 4pm-6pm to gather, remember Dani by sharing good memories before heading out as a group to the beach access where her ashes will be spread.
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George W. Conklin, age 76 of Navarre, Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Dennis Patrick Moore, age 70 of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Stephen E. Ballard, age 65, from Crestview, Florida passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017. Visitation will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at Family-Funeral & Cremation 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Gulf Breeze — Melvin G. "Jocko" Harris, 86, died peacefully at his home Friday, March 3, 2017.
He is survived by his wife of almost 37 years, Helena "Lennie" Harris; his two sons, Mike Harris and his wife Nancy; Thom Harris; his two step-daughters, Michele Brugmann and her husband Steve; Angelique Turner and her husband Christopher; and six grandchildren: Christina, Emily, Chad, Ashton, Blake and Olivia.
Born and raised in El Dorado, TX, the son of Ola Mae Watson; he dreamed of becoming a pilot someday.
Jocko joined the USMC soon after graduating high school. In his early years, he formed a passion for aviation, leading him to become a jet fighter pilot for the Marines. He was one of the honored recipients of the Navy Cross for his heroic actions during an airplane malfunction over a populated area near Mt. Fuji when he crash-landed the plane instead of ejecting.
After serving with the Marines, Jocko had the opportunity to join the commercial airline industry. In 1957, he started his 44 year career, working his way to the top, becoming the number one Captain for Continental Airlines.
Jocko was also an avid reader, sometimes reading up to four books in a week.
A Celebration of Life will be held April 7, after a private memorial service at the Barrancas National Cemetery.
Jeanette Prevo, 77 Pensacola, FL passed Friday March 3rd, 2017.
Melvin G "Jocko" Harris 86, Pensacola, FL passed March 3rd, 2017.
Mary Chestnut Foster, 67, Pensacola Florida passed on Saturday March 4, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Greater First Baptist 591 Booker St Cantonment, FL 32533. Visitation starts at 12:30pm, Services follow at 1:30pm.
William "Bill" Allers, Jr. went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 03, 2017.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William & Joyce Allers, his Father-in-law, Claude Gay, and his sister-in-law, Robin Gay.
He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Rhonda Allers, of Pace, FL, his son, Adam (Cindi) Allers of Kirbyville, MO, his grandson, Conner Allers of Kirbyville, MO, his Mother-in-law, Bobbie Gay of Pace, FL, his brother Kevin Allers of White Cloud, MI and a host of extended family members.
His family will celebrate his life on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Family-Funeral & Cremation located at 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, FL 32504 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please come and share your fondest memories of Bill.
Mary R. William, age 58 of Pensacola, Florida, passed away Wednesday, March 01, 2017. A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, March 03, 2017 from 3:00-4:00pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation.
Today February 27th 2017 Our Beautiful sweet precious Jennifer Lynn Libert left us. Born December 31st, 1978. She was 38. She passed away after having a brief illness. She fought a hard battle but couldn't fight anymore. She leaves behind two children. A daughter Samantha Danielle Ates and a son Nathan Ryan Ates. Her parents Ronald and Theresa Libert of Spring Green Wisconsin, a sister Brandy Larson (Steven) two nieces Keaton and August Larson of Reedsburg Wisconsin. Grandparents Betty Yoke of Morgantown West Virginia and Robert and Mary Teets of Reedsville West Virginia. Several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Jennifer was such a special and wonderful fun bubbly young woman to everyone who knew her. Jennifer will be missed more than she would ever know. There will be a memorial dinner for her at Rick and Kay Libert's home in Navarre. Anyone who knew and loved Jennifer can come join us for a loving celebration. There will be no viewing or services for Jennifer. The family has chosen to celebrate Jennifer the way she would have wanted with a celebration
Willie Wendell Spann, age 86, passed away peacefully at home with loved ones by his side on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born in Glendale, Florida and resided in Pace, Florida for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rayford and Louella Spann; sister Margaret Ard, and brothers Daniel Spann and James Spann.
Wendell was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and husband who would help anyone without hesitation. He loved gardening, fishing, spending time outdoors and close company of his family and friends. He was a quiet, gentle, kind hearted and loving man who could always put a smile on our faces. Most of all, he cherished every moment with his best friend, soul mate, and loving wife of 46 years, Marilyn.
Mr. Spann was retired from West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. He attended First United Methodist Church in Pace, Florida. He was an excellent cook and he deeply enjoyed preparing meals for his family and cooking Wednesday night fellowship dinners with his wife for his extended church family for several years.
His family and friends will forever keep their memories of him in their hearts. “Memories are a way of holding onto the things you love and treasure. Hugs, kisses, laughter, love, caring, smiles – keep fond memories in your heart, for they will last a lifetime.” We miss you Pa, and will always love you.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons, Jeff (Michelle) Spann, Scott (Shannon) Spann, David (Brandi) Spann; his daughters, Sabra (George) Lassiter, Nancy Lizama; his grandchildren, Brandon (Allison) Thompson, Jonathan Lizama, Adam (Dana) Spann, Brittany (Mike) Johndrow, Nick Lizama, Kaleb (Caitlin) Spann, Chrissy (Timothy Sours) Spann, Jessika Spann, Hailee Lizama, Micah Spann, Elijah Spann, and Cammy Spann; 7 great grandchildren; sisters; Barbara Pinckard, Jeannette (Fred) Gillman; Patricia (Norman)Wise; sister-in-law, Voncile Hudson, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Our family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice doctors, nurses and staff for their loving and compassionate care during this difficult time.
Pastor John Webb and Pastor Stan Jones will be officiating at his Celebration of Life service on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Floridatown Pavilion in Pace, Florida. Seating is limited and if you are unable to stand, please bring a chair.
Family Funeral and Cremation is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Me – But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little – but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me – but let me go
For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the family and friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me – but let me go.