Jeanette Morin Martinez, 38, of Houston, Texas passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Rickey Lynn Gammon, 57, of Cantonment, Florida passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Diana Ethel Lee, 79, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Mark Allen Zimmerman, 59, of Pace, Florida passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Benjamin Joseph Pittman, 81, of Pace, Florida passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Patsy Kay Ratliff Capps, 65, of Jay, Florida passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Jay Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.
Patsy is preceded in death by her parents, James and Syble Ratliff; daughter, Katie Elizabeth Wilson; sister, Alma Dixon; brothers, Tommy and Dallas Ratliff and nephews, Mark Dixon and Byron Ratliff.
She is survived by her sisters, Patty Inman of Jay, Florida and Amanda “Lucy” Amerson of Century, Florida and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and her special friend, Donna Peacock.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 am with funeral services following at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Jay Chapel, 3853 Highway 4, Jay, Florida. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Church Cemetery, 4200 Ebenezer Church Road, Jay, Florida. Pallbearers will be her nephews: Kevin Dixon, Justin Amerson, Austin Dixon, Brenton Emmons, Dylan Dixon, Quinton Emmons, and Cameron Day. Honorary pallbearers will also be her nephews: Bert Dixon, Eddie Dixon, Jimmy “Daniel” Wood, Matthew Amerson, Dalton Dixon, Tyler Dixon and Jonathan Ratliff.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Elder and the staff of Jay Hospital for their care during her stay.
Eddie Charles Mayo, Sr., 82, of Pensacola, Florida went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 17, 2018.
He was born January 3, 1936 in Panama City, Florida. Eddie served his country by joining the Army in 1955. He later retired in 2001 from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department after 36 years of service to his community. Today we are celebrating the gifts that Eddie has brought to each of us who had the privilege of knowing him. He was not flashy or loud, but was quite a jokester and loved to make others laugh. Eddie never met a stranger, and he made such an impact on his family and the world around him. His boundless enthusiasm for his country made you proud to celebrate his patriotism. Conversations with Eddie were rich and rare. He was a man of character, principles and values. He was a man with a big spirit, big personality and a huge sense of humor with an ever giving heart. Eddie was a wonderful man that loved and was loved and he will be missed greatly and will always be cherished. We each can take something from his life that stays with us. His parting is temporary, so today we find a reminder, and it is reassuring: in death, there is life. Eddie would say, “Laugh as we always laughed, sing as we always sang and one more song from my karaoke friends until…”
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. and Alice Watson Mayo; sister, Agnes and brother, Harold Mayo.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Slay Mayo; son, Eddie Charles (Margaret) Mayo, Jr.; two daughters, Joann (Mike) and Patrice (Mike); brother, Donald (Sue) Mayo; sister-in-law, Renata Mayo and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Our family would like to thank Dr. David Miles and Dr. Robert Kincaid for their continued care. A special thank you to the Covenant Hospice staff at West Florida Hospital for ensuring this transition in Eddie’s life was done with compassion, gentleness and dignity.
The Memorial Celebration will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Family-Funeral and Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida. The procession for the Committal Service will meet at 12:15 pm at Olive Baptist Church-West Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue for the 12:30 pm service at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Joyce T. Lee, 75, of Jay, Florida passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018.
George E. Griffin, Jr., 82, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Memorial Visitation will be held from 11:00 - 12:00 pm on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Family-Funeral and Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida. A Committal Service will follow at 12:30 pm at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, Florida.
Carmen T. Cano, 59, of Defuniak Springs, Florida passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Charlotte Miller Davis, 85, of Cantonment, Florida passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Lorenz Franz Ertl, 91, of Navarre, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
Ozell Bonner, Sr., 74, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Ozell was born on March 20, 1944 in Forest home, Alabama to the late John Lee and Daisy Sue Bonner. He attended school in Escambia County, Florida. He had several jobs throughout his lifetime. He was employed by Haber Produce, Bailey Produce, Goodwill (as a truck driver) and he also travelled with the Interstate Fair.
Ozell was a wonderful man who was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. He was an amazing husband and dad. Ozell loved to tell jokes. His favorite joke was “if you had 20 sick (or six) chickens and one died, how many will you have left? He always knew that no one would get it right because if you answered 19, he’d say he said 26!!
Ozell Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Daisy Sue Bonner; son, Ozell Bonner, Jr.; sisters, Zettie Boggan, Josephine Bloxson and Clara Rudolph and brothers, John Jr., Jimmie, Joe, Melvin, O’Neil, Roosevelt, Samual, Clinton and Willie Bonner.
He is survived by his wife, Charlester Bonner; his children, Henry Bonner, Janet Bonner (Roosevelt), Jane Bonner, and Dorothy Bonner; his brother, Charles Bonner; sisters, Beatrice Jones and Willie Bell (Rev. Willie) Evans; 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held at 10:00 am with services following at 11:00 am on Friday, August 24, 2018 with Pastor Norman Baker officiating at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 1200 West Jackson Street, Pensacola, Florida. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, 1084 Massachusetts Avenue, Pensacola.
Sharon M. Kratchmer, 67, of Jay, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2015.
Jerry C. Roper, 96, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
James A. Roll, 82, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Paul M. Shook, 72, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Maymie Matilda Hagan, 95, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Kevin Wayne “Yank” Stroud, 55, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Monday, August 13, 2018.
Kevin was born on July 13, 1963 in Ottawa, IL.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward Johnson, Catherine Johnson, Sam Stroud and Minnie Stroud; his father, Abraham Stroud; his siblings, Jack Stroud and Mary Ellen Stroud; his nephews, Christopher Stroud and Rodney Stormes and his great-nephew, Skylar Abraham Panko.
Kevin is survived and loved by his wife, Sheri Johnson-Stroud; his daughters, Lindsey Stroud, Kylie Stroud and Teresa Dunn; his mother, Marcia Joan Stroud; his brothers, Clay Stroud, Frank (Wayvon) Stroud and Sam (Tammy) Stroud; his sisters, Faye (Danny) Stormes and Cathy Pace; his nephews, Junior Stormes, Leslie Stroud, Jamie Bienemann, Sam Stormes, Brett Panko, Matthew Stroud, Josh Stroud and Robert Panko; his nieces, Sandy Nees, Sherry Barbier, Michelle Murphy, Jessica Amburgy, Melissa Beverly and Brittany Panko as well as many other loved family members and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the New Hope Christian Center, 3848 Davis Highway. A Celebration of Life will follow at Ruby’s, 11890 Mobile Highway.
Ruth M. MacLennan, 93, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018.
Curtis A. Petherbridge, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Friday, August 10, 2018.
Malania Bess Cothran Williams, 61, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Laney, daughter of Robert and Johnnie Bess Cothran, was born April 8, 1957 at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. She then grew up all over the world as an “Air Force Brat,” eventually finding her true home in Pensacola, FL in 1984. Laney earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in art from the University of West Florida. She then earned a degree in nursing from Pensacola Junior College, and combined her love of care giving and mental health for the remainder of her career.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Williams; her sister, Martha Cothran and her father, Robert Cothran.
Laney is survived by her daughter, Jessica (Eric) Moore and grandsons Elijah and Lincoln, all of Kernersville, NC; her mother, Johnnie Cothran of Little Rock, AR; her sisters, Mary Posey of Baton Rouge, LA and Teresa Baker of Little Rock, AR and her two cats Canela and Rhiannon.
A private family memorial will be held on the beach to celebrate Laney’s love and life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local hospice, or to Covenant Care of Pensacola, FL who provided her end of life care.
Robert Lee Pate, 64, of Century, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Mervin C. Leonard, Jr., 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018.