David Clifton Childress, 74, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Frances A. Walker was born to Agnes and Hugh Anderson on June 10, 1928 in Pensacola, Florida and was one of seven siblings. She passed away peacefully on June 19, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Frances lived in Pensacola her entire life and was a member at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church. She married Frank Walker in 1949 and had four sons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her five brothers; her sister; her granddaughter, Kristin and two sons, Frank Walker, Jr. and Robert Walker.
She is survived by her sons, John (Debra) Walker and David (Rose) Walker; daughter-in-law, Hoa Walker; grandchildren, Hans (Cho) Walker, Kim (Dan) Miller, Jason Walker, Laura Walker, Kathryn Walker, Emily (Austin) Beede, Laine (Adam) Tedder and Morgan Walker and seven great-grandchildren.
Her family will hold a private service at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (alzfdn.org/support-us/donate).
Ralph Edward Wheeler, 52, Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
Mary Ellen Liem died peacefully in the arms of her family on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
She was a beautiful person, who dedicated her life to improving the lives of others. She taught music and was the first kindergarten teacher at the Episcopal Day School and worked closely with Reverend Van Davis to launch St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, where she served as choir director for thirty years. She believed it was important to give back to the community and country in which one lived, and was active throughout the community, taking great pride in her countless volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity.
She was named one of America’s “Thousand Points of Light” by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.
She is survived by her brother, Joe Carlton of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; her children, Charlie, Alex, Maribeth and their spouses; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Liem.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at St. Christopher’s Church.
Carolyn Frances Fowler, 73, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
Oscar Ruel Davis, 89, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
He was born in Clay County, Alabama to Lillie Lowrey Davis and Edgar Ross Davis. He was a resident of Shelton Manor at the time of his passing. He had previously been a member of Plainview Baptist but was a Charter Member of Hillcrest Church at the time of his passing.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Lois Bell Davis, daughter, Roberta (Robbie) Davis; grandson, Troy Wilson and sister, Miriam (Mickey) Davis Fowler.
He is survived by his two daughters, Miriam (Mickey) Neese and her husband, Joseph H. Neese; Vicki Marian Sharp and her husband, David Sharp; brother, Timothy Ross Davis; two granddaughters, Christine (Jeff) Nieves and their two children, Bianca and Enzo; Kimberly (Chad) Joylin Nelson and their son, Chase. He also leaves behind sister-in-law, Jo Ann (Tommy) Presley and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
He led a full life enjoying writing, painting and telling stories. He loved to work and met many friends throughout his years in various jobs. Oscar worked for Betsy Ross Bread, Southern Bread, Sunbeam Bread and Pepperidge Farm Bread companies.
He also worked for Borden Dairy, Red Diamond Coffee and Davis Coffee Services. Later, he worked for the Division of Blind Services, downtown Pensacola and at Pensacola NAS. His last request was to be buried in a RED DIAMOND COFFEE CAN!
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 with visitation from 4:00-5:00pm and service at 5:00pm at the Hillcrest Church, 800 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514.
Margaret Ann Walden, 90, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Kathlene Juanita Quinn, 99, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020.
Joe Edward Douglas, Jr., 70, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020.
John Irving Depler, 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Barbara Louise Brewer, 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Richard Roy Riddle, 63, of Freeport, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Jody Ciampaglia went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2020 at the age of 60 years old.
Jody is survived by her mother, Marlys McCowen; her two sisters, Jennifer Sindylek and Jackie Nunnari; her niece; two nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her father, Paul Ciampaglia.
She lived in Pensacola most of her life. In the early twenties, she pursued a career in cosmetology and she was an amazing hair dresser. Jody’s passion and entrepreneurial spirit led her to open up her own salon where her career flourished. She loved fashion, animals, flowers, her family and most of all, she loved the Lord.
The last few years of her life, she lived with her mother, Marlys McCowen, and she was the caretaker for both her and her husband. Jody loved her mother very much and she did such an incredible job caring for them. Jody had such a loving soul and a strong maternal way about her.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.
John Roger Briscoe, 83, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2020.
Roger was born in Mineola, NY to Jack and Carrie Briscoe. He graduated High School in Mountain Lakes, NJ and received his Textile degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Roger married Rebecca (Becky) Ann Grady of Kenansville, NC on July 9, 1960.
After college, the couple moved north to the New York City area, first working as a Buyer for JC Penny’s and later, moving back to NC in textile manufacturing management. Roger and Becky retired first in Raleigh, NC but moved to Pensacola, FL in 2012 to be closer to family (and the Naval Air Museum). Roger enjoyed restoring antique cars (Model A’s to MG’s), classical music, Civil War & World War II history (he watched the bombers leave the US on way to Europe during WWII), gardening and cheering on the Wolf pack of NCSU.
Roger is survived by his wife, Becky; their two children, John Robert (Bob) Briscoe (wife Suzie) and Patricia Ann Briscoe (wife Janet); sister, Jacqueline Romanker (husband Len); sister-in-law, Maggie Clark and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made to Covenant Hospice Care (choosecovenant.org) or the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org). The family thanks the workers of Covenant Hospice Care for their kind attention during his last years.
A Celebration of Life will be held in July at Unity of Pensacola, with Rev. Jamie Sanders officiating. Date/time to be announced in a few days.
Gina DeRosa, 55, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
James “Jim” Weber, 76, of Pensacola, Florida passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Jim was born in Cleveland, Ohio to J. Marshall and Agnes Weber. In 1957, his family moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he graduated from PK Yonge High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, then attended law school at the University of Florida College of Law. He was greatly accomplished in law school, serving on the Editorial Board of the Law Review, and graduating first in his class. Upon graduation in 1969, he moved to Pensacola to begin his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Winston Arnow, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Florida. In 1971, he joined the law firm of Beggs & Lane, the firm at which he practiced law for over 45 years. Jim developed a reputation as an outstanding real-estate attorney, representing clients that included developers, banks, and Gulf Power Company, as well as many individuals and small businesses. He was greatly respected in the legal community, and the community at large. He served on the Board of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association for numerous years, including as its President from 2014-2015, and gave legal advice and assistance, pro bono, to many charitable and Christian organizations over the years.
Jim’s survivors include his son, Michael (Sherrie) Weber, of Lakeland, FL; four daughters, Angela (Tyler) Soderlind, Maria (Ryan) Christopher, Teresa (Ben) Cannington, Jamee (Matt) Bush, and their loving mother, Frances Campus, all of Pensacola; mother, Agnes Weber (103), of Pensacola; sister, Carol Weber, of Alexandria, VA; and eleven grandchildren, John Matthew, Sebastian, Ana, Bailey, Noa, Ava, Hudson, Tatum, Nolan, Koa, and Liam.
Jim loved the Lord and was a devoted family man. He was an astute political observer, he loved the beach, and he enjoyed sports, including college and professional. But he would tell you that his enjoyment of those sports did not compare to watching his children and grandchildren play or participate in sporting events. He loved holding, playing with, and reading to his grandchildren.
It is said that the true test of a man’s character is how he stands during the tests of adversity. Jim’s character was tested and proven over and over again through much adversity over the last ten years. He battled and beat cancer more than ten years ago, but that victory came at a cost, including the destruction of his esophagus. This resulted in what would be a debilitating hardship for all but the most determined of men. But Jim knew his race was not over. He persisted, doggedly, in finishing those things he was placed on this earth to do. He continued to practice law, and went on to serve as the President of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association from 2014-2015. And when he did retire from the practice of law, he freely gave valuable legal advice to all who sought it, and he continued to mentor younger lawyers. He continued his devoted attendance and participation at his grandchildren’s sports and school activities, births, and adoptions. He taught his family the importance of family and community, and instigated many lively family get-togethers. Jim was genuinely interested in what others were doing, and how they were doing, and, even in his own sickness and adversity, spent much time encouraging others. He demonstrated to his family and all who knew him how to endure difficult circumstances with determination, courage, and grace, all without complaint and with a smile on his face.
Demonstrating the fruits of the Christian spirit and the type of love and dedication Jim showed to his family, seven years ago Jim brought his now-103-year-old mother home to live with him, providing love and care for her up until his death. Jim had a deep and abiding love for his family. And they loved him just as much. Jim had much to be proud of, and accomplishments that are too many to mention, but he remained humble and selfless to the end. Jim ran a good race here on this earth, and is now receiving his reward in heaven from his Lord and Savior. He now lives without the ailments he suffered so bravely (and quietly) these last ten years on this earth. Jim will forever be known and missed as a determined, brave, strong, kind, and humble man, son, brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and friend.
A memorial service in honor of Jim’s life will be held at a later date. Please share in our guestbook at Legacy.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would love notes and cards sharing your fondest memories of Jim. Please send to P.O. Box 292, Pensacola, FL 32592.
George Washington Finley, 58, of Pensacola, FLorida passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Jeff Robert Vaughan, 82, of Gulf Breeze, Florida died peacefully holding his family’s hands on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
He was born July 29, 1937 in New Orleans, LA, and began his life of service in 1956 enlisting in the U S Army which led to a career in law enforcement working as a chief inspector for US Customs Service and Border Patrol for 46 years. He was on the Blue Lightning Task Force in charge of the National Guard and undercover sites working with the sheriffs and police departments of 5 states. He was a chief instructor for the Strike Zone Force training local officers in border patrol and customs law.
Upon retirement he moved to Navarre, FL where for the past 20 years he has cherished his time with his family. When not fishing, he was gardening, gambling, or cooking for gatherings with family and friends, known by many as the Corn and Crawfish Bisque King. He especially loved boating and spending time with grandchildren. He volunteered at Oriole Beach Elementary, and served on the Sound Hammock HOA Board.
Jeff is preceded in death by his parents, Rosemary Swenson Vaughan and Jefferson Roland Vaughan; his sisters, Alice Hoda, Imogene Johnson, Katherine Vyas and brothers, Roland K. Vaughan and Wyatt G. Vaughan and his grandson, Jeffrie Ursin.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Rochelle Avila Vaughan; sister, Rosemary (Alan) Landeche and brothers, Donald (Tammie) Vaughan and Charles (Penny) Vaughan.
He is also survived by his children, Janine (Jules) Ursin, Joline (Mike) LaCoste and Jeflyn (Tye) Mire and step-daughters, Julie (Tim) Rogers-Martin and Joy (Kevin) Anaston.
He is survived by grandchildren, Julie Ursin (Jonathan) Walters, Lindsay LaCoste (Matty) Ott, Lacey and Luke LaCoste, Tyler, Dylan and Dawson Mire, Jared and Jacob Rogers-Martin, Brian Ponthieux and Savannah Anaston, as well as great-grandchildren, Ariana and Anniston Walters.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jeff’s honor to Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106. N. Riverside Drive, Indialantic, Florida 32903 or Community Life Methodist Church, 4115 Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563.
Maryann Grandstaff, 86, of, Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Joel Roger Hoppe, 67, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020.
He was born in Coudersport, PA to Frederick James and Josephine Ramaz Andaya Hoppe on November 25, 1952. He grew up in the Galeton, Pennsylvania area but moved to Florida in 1996.
He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca; brothers, Bernard, Manuel, Max, Clayton and Carl; sisters, Esther, Diana, Melody and Carolyn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Joel was a lifelong mechanic, welder and antique car supporter. He was well known in the neighborhood as the “Go To” guy to fix anything. One of his many accomplishments was his part in repairing all the major bridges from Pensacola to Panama City.
He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
Clarice Juniorise Thomas, 80, of Milton, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Jerry William Rogers, 77, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
David Alan Nehring, 52, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020.
Carolyn Sue Moser, 71, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020.
Dale Mylum Baber, age 79, of Cantonment, Florida passed away June 5, 2020 at Solaris Healthcare. He was born November 1940 in Hopewell, Virginia to Ralph and Inez Baber. He graduated from Hopewell High School in 1959 and then went on to earn a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Dale married Annette King in 1965 and he was a chemical engineer with Virginia Chemicals/Hoechst Celanese for his entire career. After working in Portsmouth, Virginia for 17 years, he was promoted and transferred to Chester S.C. in 1979 and then to Mobile, AL in 1986. He was a great asset to the company and was well liked by his coworkers. After his retirement in 1999, he worked for Underwriters Laboratories as an independent auditor.
Dale enjoyed sports and was a great baseball player in high school.He especially loved watching football and playing golf. He left a lasting legacy by sharing his vast wisdom and love with his children and grandchildren. He will be truly missed by his family.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Annette Witherington; children, Julie (Robert) Grantham of Greenville, AL, Glenn (Maria Mercedes) Baber of Katy, TX and Laurie Smith of Cantonment, FL; grandchildren, Wright Baber, Jake Gillem, Valerie Smith, Ensley Baber and Garren Smith; brother, Michael Baber and sister, Carolyn (George) Doten.
Due to the current pandemic, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gillem/Beeland Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church, 112 Adams Street, Greenville, AL 36037.
Special thanks to those who cared for Dale in his final days, especially Wendy Castagna, Tina McCarty, and Tammy Moore.