Fr. Josiah Nicholas Booth, 34, Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Kathleen Mary Frazer, 61, of Waterford, Michigan passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
Marsha Ruth Percell, 62, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
Marsha was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida and attended Woodham High School. She was store manager for the McDonald’s she worked and the Circle K. She mentored and coached countless employees at both and received numerous store operation and cleanliness awards.
She loved her family and enjoyed family parties and just renting movies and watching them together.
Marsha is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Cathryn Percell; sister, Gloria Little and brother, Larry Gray.
She is survived by her sons, Andre (Leianne) Percell and Christopher Percell; sisters, Barbette Armstrong and Sharon (Stanley) Prewitt; brothers, Todd Percell, Gregory Percell and Marvin Gray; grandchildren, Jalynn Percell, Emmanuel Percell-Traylor, Calder Percell, Nakiyia Percell, Amirrah Percell, Talayna Percell, Kezeric Percell and Jade Percell and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, February 8, 2020 with visitation from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, service at 1:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Martha Ann Higdon, 93, of Milton, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
Alton Forest Dunbar, 53, of Panama City, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
Franklin Eugene Strong, 84, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
A Committal Service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:30 am at Barrancas National Cemetery, Shelter B, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508. The procession will meet at 10:45 am at Olive-Baptist Church Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507.
Harry Thomas Austin, 78, of Pensacola, Florida, passed in peace on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 21, 1941, in Ft. Worth, Texas, the youngest son of four children of the late Robert E. Austin and Jessie L. Austin. He graduated from R. L. Paschal High School and attended college at Texas Christian University (1961-1963) and North Texas University (1965-1966).
Harry was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Robert Austin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Barbara Long-Austin; his sons, James (Liane) Austin and Christopher (Sherry) Austin; sister, Patricia Austin; brother, James (Elizabeth) Austin; proud grandfather of Jesse, Aubreanna, Mason, and Rayne and by many loving nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Harry had a lifelong affair with the great outdoors. He spent many childhood summers with his namesake, the late Harry B. Austin, in Wyoming within the shadow of the Tetons, where he learned to hunt the land and fish the Snake River. Harry learned to ride horses and rope on his mother's family ranch and he grew up golfing with his father and friends at Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth.
He was an avid fisherman competing in bass tournaments, navigating the Mangroves in Florida for Snook, and fly fishing the rivers of Colorado. He always loved going to Pensacola Beach, where he swam, collected seashells, got a fantastic tan, and parasailed high into the sky with a grin from ear to ear.
When he wasn't hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, or golfing, you would find him gardening, especially growing Texas Tomatoes and making the prayer garden at his church beautiful. Being outdoors in his spare time wasn't enough; he made a career of it working as a Golf Club Professional. He loved interacting with people. He loved teaching the game of golf just as much as he loved playing it. His love for his family only exceeded his passion for the outdoors.
A celebration of Harry's life will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 15th at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504. There will be a graveside service at Greenwood Memorial Park in Ft. Worth, Texas, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Harry's name to Cokesbury United Methodist Church.
Robert Jerald Hand, 88, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Linda Leeoda Dean, 71, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Edna “Cookie” Beard passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 31, 1945.
Her biggest loves, besides her grandchildren and great grandchildren, was Elvis Presley and southern cooking. She loved being with her family and friends singing and dancing. She loved her family and took the utmost pride in being a Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She will forever be loved and missed and the beautiful memories that she has left will live on forever.
She is preceded in death by her late husband, Edward Ritz Beard, who will be waiting at the gates of heaven for his beloved wife.
She is survived by daughters, Diana Spink and Kristine Gammons; son, Edward Beard Jr.; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 with visitation at 6:00 - 7:00 pm, service at 7:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Jerry Franklin Jacobs, 77, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Catherine “Katie” C. Muller, 63 of Pensacola, FL was called home on Monday, January 27, 2020.
She was born in Keene, New Hampshire on March 2, 1956 to Bruce and Joanne Cunliffe. Her father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and as a “military brat” she moved around to several cities growing up. She graduated from Davidson High School in Mobile, AL in 1974. She met and married Lawrence Samuel "Larry" Muller while lifeguarding at Lafayette Square Townhomes where both families lived in Mobile, AL. Katie and Larry moved to Tallahassee, FL where they raised two girls, Randi and Jenni Muller.
She was Kate, Katie, Catherine Suthers, Mom & Gramma to all who knew her. Katie loved the beach and spending summers with her girls in Panama City Beach, FL for the last 20 plus years. Her beautiful smile was easy and her laugh was contagious and so memorable. Her easy going practical manners are memories shared by her family & friends forever.
Katie worked for many years at the Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, FL and retired from the Florida Department of Education in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant.
Katie is survived by her daughters, Randi Muller of Pensacola, FL and Jenni Muller of Crawfordville, FL; her grandchildren, Marli and Gunner Williams of Pensacola, FL and older sister, Rindy Jerue.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 26, 2020 from 5pm-8pm (Sunset) in Panama City Beach, FL, Her favorite place! *Condo/location information will be sent separately.*
Carolyn Jeanne Gatewood, 77, of Destin, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Cinnamon Lea Osborne, 51, of Niceville, Florida passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Barbara Jean Moore, 43, of Shalimar, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Earl Alan VanValkenburg, 72, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Rosemary Louise Metzger, 77, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020.
Rosemary was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. In her younger years she danced on American Bandstand and met her husband, Donald, in high school. They moved to Florida where she lived for sixty years. She loved her grandchildren and was looking forward to the birth of another great-grandson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Reed and Marie Simon and her husband, Donald Metzger.
Rosemary is survived by daughters, Marie (Mark) Massey and Deborah (Billy) Peacock; son, Paul (Yuling) Metzger; six grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren.
Leathia Jean Ernst, 61, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. She was born in Haines City, Florida on April 13, 1958. She attended Gulf High School and later went on to obtain a degree in Laboratory Clinical Sciences, enabling her to work in a field that she was very passionate about.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marilyn Rocamora and grandson, Koby Harvey.
Leathia is survived by daughter, Amanda Burdette of Pensacola, FL; sons, Christopher Harvey of Brooksville, FL and Jason Ysidron of Hudson, FL; sisters, Lynn Cooper Knowles of Andalusia, AL and Tina Periera of Hudson, FL; 11 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Leathia's extended family, the Mullett/Davis family and the Bouchard family of Port Richey, FL for always being there for her and for loving her just as much as she loved you!
A Gathering/Celebration of Life will be planned by Leathia's family and notifications will be made once a date and time is determined.
“ See you later Alligator!”
Judith Ellen Burhoe, 76, of Nepean, Ontario passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Madeline Robinson Haston, 94, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Mae Bowen Powell passed away at home January 22, 2020 in the arms of her husband of 42 years.
She was born to Mary Katherine Knight and George Washington Bowen in Albemarle County Virginia on September 12, 1920. Mae retired from the Navy Exchange after 22 years of service.
She was a beloved wife to James Powell.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, George Earl Bowen and one sister, Nora Lee Dressler.
She leaves behind her husband, James Powell; daughter, Donna Ray Tanski of Landrum, South Carolina; son, Bruce Wayne Brown of Haughton, Louisiana; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 with visitation from 10:30 - 12:00 pm and service at 12:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.
John Paul Norris, Jr., 69, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
John was born and raised in Grundy, VA and attended Grundy High School. He was a radio personality for 30+ years and Army Veteran of the VietNam War.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Paul Norris, Sr. and Victoria Burleson Norris.
John is survived by his wife, Lisa Dyess Norris; son, John Paul “Trey” (Darby) Norris, III; sisters, Betty Jane (Irvin) Craft, Patricia Von Viers, Susan Paulette (James) Mays and Sallie Gail (Ronald) Phillips and brother, Joel Frederick (Edwina) Norris.
George Quentin Rutland, 63, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Richard Allen Wilson, 64, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Manuel Gonzales Palacios, 61, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.