Cathryn Percell, 85, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Charles L. Hammond, 80, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019.
Isabella Scott, 66, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019.
Josephine Dunbar, 88, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019.
Awanda Sue Willard, 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
Regina Marie Naumnik, 80, of Niceville, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
David Cormode, 63, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
Jerry Douglas Joyner, 61, of Milton, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
On Sunday September 29, 2019 our Mother, Lois Bell Davis, 88, went home to be with Jesus. Lois was born on September 1, 1931 to Marion Eda Hart Bell and Joel Webster Bell in Pensacola, Florida. She was the middle child of seven.
Lois would have been married for 68 years on October 6th to Oscar Ruel Davis. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by daughters, Miriam (Mickey) Neese (Joseph) and Vicki Sharp (David); grandchildren, Kimberly Joylin Neese Nelson (Chad) and Christine Elizabeth Wilson Nieves (Jeff); great grandchildren, Chase Nelson, Bianca Nieves and Enzo Nieves; sister, Joanne Coberly Presley (Tommy) and numerous nieces and nephews. We would also like to thank a special friend and helper, Eileen Ogaltree for her loving care of Mom.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Robbie Davis.
Lois was a proud 1951 graduate of J.M. Tate High School. She supported her husband in his many job endeavors as an entrepreneur. She was always active in her Church until her health began to decline. She was a member of Plainview Baptist Church until recently. At the time of her passing she was a member of Hillcrest Baptist and Lois, along with her husband Oscar, were charter members of Hillcrest Baptist. Lois had lived with her daughter Mickey for the past 18 months.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Joshua Gibb Phillips, age 43, of Pensacola, passed away suddenly on the evening of Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Our family thanks those who ministered to him and prayed for him in his final moments here on earth.
He was born to Jessica Marie Phillips and Granville Clay Belew (Heidi), on November 11, 1975, at Eglin AFB, Florida.
He will be remembered for his buoyant and joyous spirit, his generous nature and winning smile, his love of words and music, his larger than life personality, and his ability to make people laugh. He never knew a stranger.
He is survived by five beautiful children, Jay Albrechta, Rebeckah Cooper, Katelyn Phillips, Angelina Phillips and Tristan Phillips and many aunts, uncles, extended family members and friends. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
Family Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, FL 32504, is entrusted with arrangements, and a remembrance of Joshua’s life and dedication of his spirit and ashes to the sea will be held by the family on the beach on his birthday in November.
Donald Louis Teal, 96, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Sherryl Diana Hudson, 71, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Kenneth Ronald Kleine, 68, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019.
On Friday, September 27, 2019, David Edward Batchelor, Jr., son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many passed away at age 57.
David was the 4th child and cherished only son of David Batchelor, Sr. and Kathleen Haran Batchelor. He grew up with his family in Pompano Beach Florida. He was a proud graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School.
David loved the water, be it beach, river or lake. He loved to swim and snorkel and was an avid fisherman, so when he joined the Navy right after high school, it seemed a natural fit. During his time in the Navy, David was stationed in Australia, Philippines, Japan and Diego Garcia- a tiny speck in the Indian Ocean that his mother marked with a big X on her globe so she could find it.
In the mid-90’s, David made his way north and settled in the Ft. Walton Beach area, where he started a business and made many friends.
He is survived by his two sisters, four nieces and two nephews, two grand-nieces and three grand-nephews, scores of Irish and American cousins, his special friend, Cindy, and many friends in the Ft. Walton Beach area that loved and cared for him.
Dearest “Binka Buddy”, you are now reunited with your sister, Colleen, your biggest fan, Mom and our Dad who fondly gave you that nickname.You know there will always be a place set for you at our table. May God bless you rest and your soul.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:30 am at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road NAS, Pensacola, Florida 32508.
Norman Lee Richards, 84, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Robert Ernest Withey, Jr., 55, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Archie Edwin Stuart, 77, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Ed was dearly loved by his family and he leaves behind his daughter, Alissa Perez; brothers, Jimmy (Vonda) Phetteplace and David (Betty) Phetteplace; nephews, Eddy (Michelle), James (Dottie), David Jr. (Amanda), Joshua, Shane (Elizabeth); nieces, Tammy and Rhonda; grandchildren, Jennifer, Ben, Matthew, Gabe; a great grandchild, Gregory, and numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth; brothers Howard and Richard and sister, Marie.
He will be missed by all who loved him!
Ed retired after 20 years in the Navy as a Navy Chief at age 39. He then worked at GE Nuclear Division for 20 years and retired at age 59. Drag racing was a big part of Ed's life and he had multiple NHRA event wins and record holder.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 with visitation at 9:30 – 10:45 am, service at 10:45 am at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, FL 32504. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Denise Potts, 63, of Largo, Florida passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
Gladys Beatrice Macks, 59, of Webb, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
Terry Dale Johnson, 69, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
Annie J. Fountain, 69, of Atmore, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
September 24th, 2019 Christopher Ronald Mills, age 46, of Pensacola, Florida passed on from this beautiful earthly domain that he had so loved to photograph, to enter into the glorious heavenly presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After his diagnosis of stage 4 cancer early July 2018 he said “I have no fear and I refuse to worry, but I will trust in my Lord through it all because Jesus is my Healer and I win however it goes. The big C-Christ is much more powerful than the little c-cancer!” He prayed daily for others with cancer, all of his doctors and medical teams, and remained positive through the many medical appointments, treatments, medications, reactions and side effects, refusing to post anything negative on social media throughout the battle.His daily prayer motto was “I’m strong in the Lord and the power of His might & I walk by faith and not by sight…or symptoms or pain or any other circumstances!”He so appreciated the prayer support and encouragement of folks local and across the country.
Christopher was born October 6, 1972 in Altus, Oklahoma. After growing up, years spent in Baton Rouge, LA and Botetourt County, VA, he relocated to Pensacola, FL in the early 90’s.
Christopher was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold S. Mills Sr. and Katie Mills Basham and maternal grandparents, Leslie and Lucy Deel, all of Virginia.
He is survived by his father, Ronald E. Mills, Pensacola, FL; mother, Judy D. Mills, Fincastle, VA; brother and best friend, Richard E. Mills, Pensacola, FL; Richard’s daughter, Kayla (Patrick) Warner and their children, Patrick, Wade, Braedyn and Willow of Ohio. These children dearly loved their Uncle Chris and he loved them and cherished their times together. Also left to cherish his memory are many Pensacola friends, plus other relatives and friends in Virginia and around the country.
Christopher graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in Daleville, Virginia in 1990 and after a long career at Lowe’s in Pensacola; he retired in 2013 to pursue his lifelong dream of studying and teaching photography. He received AA & AS degrees from PSC and his BFA in Studio Art Photography from UWF in Pensacola. His plans to pursue his MFA at Radford University in Virginia were cut short by the cancer diagnosis right after graduating from UWF in May, 2018. During his treasured years at PSC and UWF he had artwork displayed at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA, then in Pensacola, FL at the Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola City Hall, Artel Gallery, TAGGED group show at The Art Gallery at UWF, Spring 2017 and 2018 Pop-up show at UWF, Pensacola State College, and the Pensacola Cultural Center. He also has exhibited work in the Cinco Banderas exhibition at Artel Gallery and is now in their permanent collection. He has won many awards for his photography and digital imaging. These include 1st Place in the 2016 juried members show at the Pensacola Museum of Art and multiple awards at Artel Gallery in Pensacola, FL including Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, juror’s awards and honorable mentions. Other awards including three 1st Place, two 2nd Place, two 3rd Place, and multiple Honorable Mentions in the Power of Photography Show held by the Wide-Angle Photo Club 2014-2017. Christopher had a solo show in the Vault at Artel Gallery in March 2018 as part of his BFA exit show. In November 2017, Christopher was featured as an emerging artist at the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival in Pensacola, FL. Christopher had two solo shows in 2016 with the first being his X-rays series in the awards alcove at Artel Gallery in Pensacola, FL during January and February 2016 and second his, Into the Forest series was shown at Marty Campbell Gallery in Pensacola, FL June-July 2016.
A Celebration of Life Service to honor Christopher’s life will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Calvary Way Full Gospel Church, 100 Jones Street, Pensacola, FL. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by the service at 11:00 am. After the service all are invited to join in a gathering time in the church fellowship hall.
Saturday, November 30, 2019 another service will be held in Christopher’s beloved mountains of Virginia at the Troutville Church of the Brethren, Troutville, VA, details to be announced later.
James William Phillips, Sr., 80, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Wayne Anthony Foster, 67, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019.