Virginia Dardenella Roberts Mathews, 78, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020.
She was born on January 3, 1942 in Pensacola, Florida to parents, George A. Roberts, Sr. and Jane Dardenella Clepper. She attended school in Pensacola, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Charleston, SC and Pax River, MD. She was a loving and caring Navy wife, a secretary for Civil Service, loved reading, playing cards, WF Bowling and loved her dogs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Marshall Mathews; her parents and brothers, William S. Roberts and George A. Roberts, Jr.
She is survived by her sister, Sherra Roberts Fulton and her step-son, Christopher Mathews.
Kevin Michael Farrington, 64, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Cecelia Kay Pierson, 68, of Panama City, Florida passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Roy Crosby Childress, 78, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Marie Grace Sidoryk (nee Mulligan) found her peace with the Lord on January 4, 2020, expecting to meet those who have gone on before. She was born in Bayonne, NJ, where she lived for almost 80 years. Her husband, Wit "Vic", her son Robert, her sister Amelia "Sis", her son brothers James "Jim" and John "Buddy", as well as her parents Emily and John, preceded her passing.
She is survived by her daughter, June Pagan of Gloucester Point VA, and son, Joe of Gulf Breeze FL. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Kristy Wyngaarden (nee Pagan), Peter Pagan and Ashley Sidoryk, as well as three great- grandchildren, Kaylee Marie, Jason Lukas and Elias Waylon Wyngaarden. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Jessica Sidoryk and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to her loving caregivers, Karel Jenkins and most current, Layla and John DiGiacomo.
In Marie's memory and as an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made in her name to any and all agencies that research in ending Alzheimer's disease. Based on Marie's request, there will be no funeral service.
John Frederic Weiss, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
David Cody, 68, of Pace Florida passed away on January 4, 2020 after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a Daughter Virginia Dawn Cody.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl Cody; daughter, Carolina Cody; brother, Melvin Cody (Judy) and nephews, Dennis Cody, Danny Cody, and Anthony Cody.
David was born in Pensacola Florida August 28, 1951 and he lived most of his life in Pace. He graduated from Milton High School in 1969 and joined the US Air Force where he served in Thailand for a year working on C130A Gunships as part of the Spectra Group. He had an Associate’s Degree in Small Business Management and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aircraft Repair Facilities Management.
After 4 years in the Air Force he worked for civil service at Duke Field, Eglin AFB once again on the C130A Gunships, one of which stands on display at Eglin Air Force Base Armament Museum. He was a member of the Military Order of The Stars and Bars and was a life member in the Sons of Confederate Veterans where he received an award for placing Headstones in the local area to mark the graves of Veterans who did not have a marker. He also enjoyed communicating with other Veterans Stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with visitation from 11:00 – 12:00 pm, service at 12:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504. Interment will follow service at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Ines Maria Grier, 82, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Michael Deon Griffin, Jr., 39, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
He was born on September 17, 1980 to parents, Willie Griffin and Angerie Brazil in Gainesville, Florida.
He leaves to carry on his legacy his loving wife, Shamika Griffin; son, Michael Deon Griffin, II; daughters, Ramya, Alisha, Shayla, Akira and Ma’Esha and a host of other relatives.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 with visitation from 1:00-2:00pm and service at 2:00pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Noah Henry Berry, 66, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed unexpectedly due to heart complications on January 4, 2020.
He is preceded in death by his father, Henry and mother, Hazel Berry, of Atlanta, GA.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Julia Berry; his brothers, Milo and Neil; his son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Amy Berry; his daughter, Lisa Berry, and step-daughter, Morgan Cole and his grandchildren Taylor, Noah, Carsyn, Shayna and Chandler.
For more than 20 years, Noah worked as bread man and route manager for Colonial Bread Company/Sara Lee before he retired, where he met so many of his lifelong friends. Noah loved visiting with his grandchildren and serving as a Sunday School teacher for members at his local Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze, FL. Noah's biggest hobby was playing golf and competing in various tournaments throughout the region with his co-workers and friends. In his spare time, he loved playing his acoustic guitar and singing along with his friends and family. His personality and sense of humor was contagious, and he surely made an impact on anyone he met. Noah truly lived an exceptional life and was truly blessed by the love of his family members and friends.
Memorial Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 555 Fairpoint Dr., Gulf Breeze, Florida on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 am. A short reception will also be held by the family immediately following memorial services at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Noah's favorite local charity, the Pensacola Humane Society.
Joseph Parker Bliley, 67, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Alice Louise Crawley, 88, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020.
Stanley H. Kowalski, 86, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020.
Randall Bruce Fontenot, 61, of Valparaiso, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Rueben James Bessonen, 86, Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Wesley Lamar Fulcher, Sr., 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on December 31, 2019.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Wesley Fulcher; mother, Jessie May Fulcher; brother, Gilbert Fulcher and sister, Elouise Collins.
He is survived by his wife, Erlinda Fulcher; sister, Mildred Green; his 9 children in his blended family, Johnnie (Lathern) Gant, Karen (David) Foremen, Wesley Lamar Fulcher, Jr., Joe (Petra) Wesley Fulcher, Olivia Lynn Shipley, Daniel Lee Fulcher, Barry Shannon (Teresa) Fulcher, John Theodore (Chrystal Quebedeax) Harmon II and Heather (Earl Wood) Harmon; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives.
Lamar was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on August 29, 1970. He loved Jehovah and the congregation. He pioneered for many years until his health limited his activity, but he always maintained the pioneer spirit. Despite his limitations, he never lost his zeal and determination to do God’s will. He remained faithful to Jehovah to the very end.
Lamar loved all of Jehovah’s beautiful creation. He enjoyed spending time at the beach, viewing the sunset, taking care of his garden, and fishing. He took care of household repairs when he could and when physical limitations prevented that, he was able to impart his vast knowledge to others who could then carry out those tasks. He never stopped taking care of the needs of his family even when he was unable to physically do it himself.
Lamar was known for his loving and caring hospitality, often opening his home to those in need. He was a loyal husband, always putting his wife’s needs before his own and he loved his children dearly. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and taking them on walks with his wheelchair through the neighborhood.
Lamar will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Kenneth Earl Reeve, 66, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019.
Scott Wayne Peterson, 54, of Red Level, Alabama passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Gretchen Gail Cecil (Gretchen Ackerly) of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on December 29, 2019, at the age of 57 after a courageous battle against cancer. Gretchen was given the gift of life and she fought hard, very hard, to keep it. Gretchen was born in Montclair, New Jersey to Albert and Barbara Ackerly and lived with her family in several states before moving to Cornwall, New York in 1975. Gretchen graduated from high school in 1981 and earned her BA in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Saint Leo University in 1985. Gretchen married David Cecil in 1995, and they settled in Florida to raise their children.
Gretchen was passionate and caring person. She was especially passionate about her family, the beach, boating, fast cars, and helping sick children. Her personality was a true force of nature, she was captivating. Within minutes of meeting Gretchen, she would pull you in and make you her friend.
Gretchen was preceded in death by her father, Albert Ackerly.
She is survived by her husband, David Cecil; her children, Megan McConchie, Ashley Cecil and Benjamin Cecil; her mother, Barbara (Ackerly) Donnelly; brothers, Jeff Ackerly, Bruce Ackerly, Eric Ackerly and Pete Ackerly; her sister, Barbara Ann Volk and countless friends, colleagues, and members of the AA community.
Pamela Brown Arbogast, 72, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Rhoda, of Pensacola, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was retired from Monsanto after many years of service. She was a consistent big supporter of car racing and a founding member of Liberty Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Tutchtone; daughter, Jennifer Tutchtone and grandson, Jeffrey Payne.
Survivors include children, Stephen Anderson, Melissa Payne, and Bill Tutchtone II; granddaughters, Amanda Patrick (Alex) and Ashley Copeland; great granddaughter, Laney Patrick; great grandson, Nolan Patrick and many loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 with visitation from 11:00-12:00 pm, service at 12:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Rd., Pensacola, FL 32504. Interment will follow the service at Barrancas National Cemetery. Officiating will be Wayne Butts and Pallbearers, Russell Brooks, Cecil Dykes, Wes Paul, Logan Boyett, Billy Peavy and Nicholas Rogers.
In the spirit of Rhoda’s wishes, the family has chosen the Alzheimer’s Association for donations in lieu of flowers. Contribution may be made at https://act.alz.org/site/donations
Linda Ann Bryant, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Ronnie Ray Ricks, 50, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
David Michael Hall, 67, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
Rachel “Sis” Elizabeth Crews Treusch went home to be with our lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 28, 2019. She was born November 8, 1929 in Lauderdale County, Ripley, Tennessee to the late George A. & Rachel Ellen Crews. She was one of 7 children.
She is survived by a son, Steve Baker (Rita); daughter, Pam Schrage (Joe); four grandchildren, Mark Baker, Jr. (Morgan), Michael Baker (Maegan), Jennifer Schrage and John Schrage and two great- grandchildren, Tristan and Kaylee Baker; sister, Bobbie (Raney) Webb and brother, George "G.A." (Shirley) Crews.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pace United Methodist Church and an active member of Council on Aging in Pace, FL. She loved each one of her family members and anyone that got know her was truly blessed by her friendship. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 with visitation from 3:00-4:00pm and service at 4:00pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504 with Pastor James Stickle officiating. She will be laid to rest at Edith Community Cemetery in Ripley, TN.
The family recommends contributions in Rachel “Sis” Crews’ memory be sent to Edith Community Cemetery c/o Mrs. Betty Ray, 8026 Edith Nankipoo Road, Ripley, TN 38063.