Daniel Perry Flager, 32, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Daniel was born on October 12, 1987 in Warner Robins, Georgia to parents, Vernon Max Flager, Jr. and April Lynn Lutz. He was employed by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Navy Federal Credit Union in Pensacola, Florida.
He is preceded in death by his mother; his maternal grandfather, Augustus Lutz; his paternal grandparents, Joyce Watts and Vernon Max Flager, Sr. and his brother, Christopher Smith.
He is survived by his father, Vernon Max Flager, Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia; maternal grandmother, Florence Lutz of Pensacola, Florida; sister, Lisa Quincy of Pensacola, Florida; brothers, Richard Thompson of Pensacola, Florida and Benjamin Flager of Warner Robins, Georgia and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
Daniel was an avid gamer, loved animals and was devoted to his faithful rescue companion, Garrus. His favorite past times included playing games and spending time with his family and friends.
A private celebration of life will be held for family and close friends at the home where he resided with his grandmother. Additionally, a memorial gathering will also be held in his hometown of Warner Robins, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in his memory to the Pensacola Humane Society’s Food Pantry, 5 North Q Street, Pensacola, Florida 32505.
Mary Ellen Waller, 81, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Sara Gamble Nichols, 82, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Philomena Paone, 69, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Darlene Roberta Truesdell Christensen, 87, quietly passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at home with her husband by her side.
Darlene was born in Hinkley, MN, on February 10, 1933. When she graduated from High School she attended Business School in Arizona. She spent most of her career in the banking and investment fields.
Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Bessie Truesdell, of Hinkley, MN and her sister, Shirley Prenevost, of Elgin, IL.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Paul E. Christensen, of Pensacola, FL (formally of Grantsburg, WI); daughters, Patricia Knoll of Pensacola, FL; Sharon Fossum (Mitch) of Grantsburg, WI; Paula Johnson (Bryan) of Brooklyn Park, MN; and Darla Wessels (Steve) of Granstburg, WI. She leaves behind grandchildren, Kathy, Jackie, Erin, Britney, Ryan, and Jessica, as well as, great-grandchildren Gavin, Liam, Emery, Noah, Matt, Jackson, Elise, and Hailey and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the nurses and Care Team of Emerald Coast Hospice for treating Mom with the highest level of dignity and compassion in her last days.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 with visitation from 2:00-4:00pm and service at 4:00pm at the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 800 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514. Family and friends are invited to stay for a reception in the Heritage Hall immediately following the service.
Ruby Jean Vlcek, 81, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
Thomas Gray Dockery, 70, of Lake City, Florida passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020.
Raymond Wright Buchanan, Jr., 82, of Pensacola, Florida, departed this earthly life on February 24, 2020.
Raymond was born in Pensacola, Florida, on July 16, 1937 to Raymond Wright Buchanan, Sr. and Frances Marie Petelinski. He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1955, received a B.A. Degree in Speech Communication from David Lipscomb College in 1959, a M.A. Degree in Speech Communication from Louisiana State University in 1967 and a Ph.D. Degree in Speech Communication from Louisiana State University in 1970. He married Irma Ruth Key in Booneville, Mississippi, on June 13, 1958.
Raymond was employed by the University of Central Florida [UCF] (formerly Florida Technological University) in 1970. He was appointed chairman of the Communications Department at UCF from 1973 through 1986 and earned the rank of Full Professor in 1978. In 1986 he became a professor in the Communications Division at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, until his retirement in 2002. In 2003 he was granted the title of Pepperdine University Professor Emeritus of Communication.
Raymond founded the competitive Speech and Debate program at UCF. He was a masterful debate coach (at UCF and Pepperdine) and his students competed successfully at the state and national level. He was a prolific writer regarding issues related to communications, including persuasive communication within the legal system. He was published in many professional magazines and journals, including The Judge’s Journal, Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, The Southern Speech Journal, Trial, Communications Quarterly, Judicature, Southern Speech Communication Journal and many others.
Raymond was a member of the Church of Christ. He was an accomplished preacher and led religious services during his lifetime at various Churches of Christ in Florida, Tennessee and Louisiana. Wherever he lived, Raymond and Irma would join a local Church of Christ and became active members.
Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing and culinary delights. He traveled extensively within the United States and Europe, making friends wherever he visited. He enjoyed the beauty of nature and found solace listening to the wind flow through the trees at sunrise.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Wright Buchanan, Sr. and Frances Marie Buchanan.
Raymond Wright Buchanan, Jr. is survived by his wife, Irma Ruth Buchanan; sons, Michael Ray Buchanan (Diane Marguerite Rohner) and Steven Jeffery Buchanan (Lisa Lynn Hill); daughters, Mona Marie Altman (Keith Altman) and Natalie Renee Buchanan; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A private gathering of family will be held in his honor.
Eric Peter Winn, 54, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504. UPDATE: The Memorial Service has been postponed until a later time.
James Murrah Draper, 85, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Gloria Overfield finally found eternal peace on February 22, 2020 after a lengthy, courageous health battle. Her bravery, strength and determination to not only fight, but win every challenge presented to her has been an inspiration to many people.
Gloria Ann (Stuteville) Overfield was born on August 6, 1950. She was the second daughter to Art and Mary Stuteville from Stilwell, Kansas. She married the love of her life Charles Nelson Overfield on August 30, 1969. They loved and supported each other for over 50 years and were blessed with two children and a grandson. Charlie’s job in the military would take them to California, North Carolina, Florida, Turkey and Germany.
Gloria became very involved with physical fitness, and eventually opened her own fitness center, Go Fitness. Her health battles began in 1996 when she was first diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer. She fought back and won that battle, but the treatment that saved her life then, took a toll on her quality of life in later years. She became very involved with the American Cancer Society, and coordinated fund raising events for the local Relay for Life in her community. Later after winning her breast cancer battle she would coordinate an annual Zumba Party in Pink event to raise money for breast cancer research. The number of lifelong friendships she has made are as vast as the countless fitness classes she instructed.
Gloria loved creating the most beautiful works of art with her cross-stitch hobby. Many of us are fortunate to have some of her pieces that we will forever cherish. She also enjoyed baking and cooking the most amazing love filled treats and meals for her family and friends.
Gloria is survived by the family she deeply loved and adored, her soul mate husband, Charles Overfield, Niceville, FL; daughter, Jessica Crawford (Grant), Crestview, FL; son, Vincent Overfield (Lora Mertz), Shawnee, KS; grandson, Zach Lowitz; sisters, Theresa Stuteville and Cindi Keegan (Mike); brother, Larry Stuteville (Pattie); sister-in-law, Susie (David) Houser; brother-in-law, Dana Overfield and several adoring nieces and nephews.
Our lives are greater for having known such an amazing woman and there are no words to explain the magnitude of this loss. We will take comfort in knowing she is finally home, pain free, and dancing through heaven.
A service will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm at St. Jude's Episcopal Church, 200 N. Partin Drive (aka State Road 285), Niceville, Florida 32578. A reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Episcopal Church or Vitas Hospice.
Robin Lee Davis, 73, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Susan Elaine Fenescey, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020.
Patricia Ann Estill, 57, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:00 - 12:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Michael Lawrence Hawkins, 41, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Floyd C. Hartsgrove, 89, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Terrance “Terry” Eugene Overland, 71, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2020 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Newport News, Virginia. He was the eldest of seven children born to Arthur and Ellen Overland of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Terry served in the US Navy for seven years. He then pursued his dream of becoming a commercial diver. His work as a diver and diving supervisor led him to the area of health and safety where he earned his certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification. His life work provided many opportunities to travel around the world.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kevin and sister, Karen.
Terry is survived by his wife, Danielle; sons, Craig and Sean Overland; 4 grandchildren; sisters, Maureen Smith of Alamogordo, NM and Donna Shelton of Yorktown, VA; brothers, David Overland of San Antonio, TX and Greg Overland of Westminster, MD as well as many nieces, nephews and his godson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm at St. Sylvester Church, 7552 Navarre Pkwy., Navarre, Florida 32566.
Donald Ray Vokal, 77, of Destin, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
James Monroe Teal, 62, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020.
Jack Small, 78, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Richard James Southern, 55, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020.
James was born on March 16, 1964 in Pensacola, Florida to parents, Richard Southern and Paula Eileen Licklider and attended Pine Forest High School. He was the Owner and Operator of Southern Pride Home, Inc. for approximately ten years; working side by side with his loving wife, Daphne.
He is predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Daphne Renee Meyer Southern; his parents, Richard and Paula; brother, Charles; sister, Tonya; daughters, Kendra and Cecilia; son, Brian Keith; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandbaby on the way.
James enjoyed listening to all types of music, spending time with his family, loved his dogs, working in the yard and loved being outdoors. He loved eating deer meat and fish from time spent in his teenage years with his grandparents, who taught him to live off the land.
He was a devoted father, husband, brother, son and grandfather and loved his family with all his heart.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 7622 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32506.
A reception will be held in the dining hall immediately following the service.
Dorothea Rhodes Vega, 66, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Roland (Rod) C. Williams long time resident of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away at the age of 91 on Valentine's Day to join the love of his life, Norma Jean Williams.
Roland served in both The United States Navy (WW II) and The United States Air Force stationed at both Eglin and Hurlburt Field. Upon retiring he went to work at Russell Bailey Motors as well as Burris Motors making long time returning customers and friends. He was fondly known as Mr. Clean. Roland enjoyed riding his Gold Wing Motorcycle at the age of 80 to Birmingham and in the local poker runs. He was also a Shriner and a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ann Williams; brother, Robert Williams; and wife of 65 years, Norma Jean Williams. Roland was entirely devoted to her, many defining their union to the movie, The Notebook.
Roland is survived by his sons, Terry “Chip” (Cathie) Williams and Todd (Anita) Williams; daughter, Tracy (Alex) Maselowitch; grandchildren, Jaime (Chad) Williams, Jon (Amanda) Williams, Alexis Maselowitch, Taylor Maselowitch, B.A. (Laura) Bates, C.J. Bates, Jesse Bates; great grandchildren, Ally and Ben Williams, Conner Bates and Katy Belle Bates; favorite nieces, Brenda (Greg) Love, Robin (Rod) McSweeney and nephew, Danny Williams. He was a loving Father and Papaw.
Burial services will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:30 am. The procession will meet at 10:00 am at Olive-Baptist Church Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507.
Sandra Kay Ruben, 77, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020.
Elizabeth Grace Hagans (nee Bennett), 74, passed away in Pensacola, Florida, on February 14, 2020, after a long illness. Born in Milan, Indiana, August 21, 1945, she was the oldest daughter of James A. and Roberta Neyhart Bennett, of Aurora, Indiana. She was called Lady Jane, Deanie or Liz by her family.
She was a very special woman from another, more classic time and valued manners and etiquette. A talented seamstress, tailor and business owner, she was witty, kindhearted and a true American patriot.
She was the beloved wife of the late Larry L. Hagans of Coshocton, Ohio, who preceded her in death, on January 20, 2020.
In their later years, Liz and Larry traveled America in their RV with their dogs and enjoyed life fully.
She leaves behind her treasured children, Jeff (Sheri), Jenny, Juli, and her grandchildren, Gage, Autumn, Collin and Eric. Her siblings, Bob, Corky, Rusty, Patricia, Topper, Randy and Greg, were also central in her life and will miss her dearly.
A celebration of life and remembrance will be held in the future for all friends and family.