Nancy Tanner, 98, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Greater Emmanuel HAF Church, 3420 West John Street, Pensacola, Florida.
David M. Weichman, 49, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Harold Eugene Hall, 93, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Harold was born to Lawrence and Edith Hall on August 23, 1924 in Williamsfield, Ohio. He was raised by his aunt Abbey Overmoyer on the farm in Williamsfield, Ohio after the early passing of his mother.
PFC Hall served in the United States Army until 1945 when he was injured by shrapnel and received a Purple Heart. He also received an European Middle Eastern Theater Medal. He worked as a transport driver for Kroger in Ohio before moving to Pensacola 48 years ago. After moving to Pensacola, he was the owner and operator of the Cougar Bar for 37 years.
Harold enjoyed fishing, throwing darts, senior softball, bowling and having fish fries, barbeques and crawfish boils for his family and friends.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Edith Cullum Hall; daughter, Gene Lincoln; sisters, Phyllis Antolic and Juanita Gilliland and brothers, Charles Hall and Roland Hall.
He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Johnson of Sharpsburg, Georgia; sons, Daniel Hall and Ralph Hall, both of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Harold was truly beloved by many.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 am til 12:00 pm with services following at 12:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida. Interment will follow at 2:00 pm at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola.
Bobbie Lynn Toft, 67, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
A Committal Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Barrancas National Cemetery. The procession will meet at 1:00 pm at Olive Baptist Church Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507.
Robert E. Forbess, 87, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away Monday, February 26, 2018.
Timothy James Raleigh, 53, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018.
Jack Vincent Organo died peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at West Florida Hospice Center, Pensacola Florida.
Jack was born in Sea Isle City, New Jersey and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He served in World War II in the Naval Construction Battalion “Fighting Seabees” from March 3, 1945 to October 17, 1946 where he participated in the “Atomic Bomb Testing” at Bikini Atoll and where he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific and the World War II Victory Medal for his service to the country. After his military service he returned to Brooklyn, New York and worked several different jobs. In 1972 he moved his family to Hollywood, Florida and worked in the construction business for over 20 years. He worked for the city of Plantation, Florida in Park and Recreation until he retired at the age of 68.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye and his son, Jack Organo of Cape Coral Florida.
He is survived by the following children, Ginny Organo Needham, Patricia Organo Calley, Jackie Organo Agnello, John Organo, Robert Organo, Debra Organo and Irene Calderon, along with his sons loving wife Laurie.
Jack loved to cook his so called gravy/sauce and Ziti’s. He also loved seafood, especially crabs. He loved being by the ocean as it reminded him of his father who was a Longshore man. He would light up every time he got to see the ocean. Jack also was a sports fan. He loved the New York Giants, New York Rangers and his favorite was the San Francisco Giants. He loved watching baseball on television and got to see every game.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2401 Davis Road, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Ivy Elwell, 71, of Seminole, Alabama passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018.
Randall Welford, 59, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018.
What an incredible life journey Randy had entering into his loving family! As all parents believe, they knew Randy was one of a kind. He loved the Lord, the Florida Gators, the Atlanta Braves and the 2009 Super Bowl Champions- the New Orleans Saints!
Born on August 26, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland to Joe and Joanne Welford, Randall Joseph Welford was the youngest of their three wonderful children. As a son in a military family, Randy developed a love for traveling and seeing new places. From the United States to Europe, Randy had many unique opportunities and experiencing life to the fullest. From the tulips in Holland to the snowy slush in Berlin, Randy enjoyed his life abroad with his family. Back in the US by the age of eleven, Randy became not only a sports fan fanatic but also took up fishing, bowling both at home and in the Special Olympics where he won a silver medal and enjoying the summer camp with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints for nine years in a row. Randy was always up for going to a game or family outings or just going! Randy faithfully attended the United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida from 1969 to 2013 when he retired from “work”!
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Joe Welford and brother, Richard Welford.
Randy leaves behind his loving and devoted mother, Joanne; his wonderful sister, Mayla and her husband Lane Shiver; his beloved Uncle Mike and his wife JoAnn Miller and a multitude of relatives and friends who loved and adored him.
A special thank you is sent to the wonderful caregivers and friends who have generously helped our family including Dr. Daniel Sears, Don King, Sonia and Jim Barnes, Kathy and Roger Gonzalez, Shirley and Arthur Moore, Patty Lech and Mariah Durant.
Randy Welford leaves us with his loving heart, great smile and contagious laugh. His joyful spirit will forever be apart of those whose lives he touched.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm with services following at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Olive Baptist Church Chapel, 1836 East Olive Road, Pensacola, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity in his memory may be made.
Alexis Victoria Stinson, 17, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Friday, February 23, 2018.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Family-Funeral and Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida.
David G. Bronson, 67, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Friday, February 23, 2018.
David was born September 27, 1950 in Binghamton, New York to Gerald and Helen Bronson. He joined the Coast Guard in 1968 and retired as a Chief Engineer in 1991.
David is survived by his wife, Wanda and children, Tony, Bobbie Jo, Shelbie and Mickie. He is also survived by his grandchildren and his two brothers.
Don Gavin, 75, of Jay, Florida passed away on February 22, 2018 at Santa Rosa Medical Hospital in Milton. Don was born November 22, 1942 to Alton and Martha Gavin and resided in the Jay area most of his life.
Don was in the construction industry most of his life until he retired in 2009. He loved sports and enjoyed following his sons and grandchildren in the various sporting events they were involved in over the years. He and his wife loved spending time with their grandchildren more than anything.
Don was an outgoing person who never met a stranger and loved his profession. Most of the people associated with the commercial construction industry in the area could probably tell you a story or two about Don’s good-natured humor through the years.
Don married Sandy Davis on December 3, 1963. He leaves two sons, Wayne (Jamie), of Jay, Florida, and Al, of Jay, Florida; sisters, Ernestine (Bob) Stone of Jacksonville, Florida, Geraldine Hawkins of Nashville, Tennessee; brother, Carlos (Kathy) of Jay, Florida; 4 grandchildren, Zach, Lauren, Josh, and Taylor and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Sandy Davis Gavin; his parents Alton and Martha Gavin and brother Benny Gavin.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 am with funeral services following at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Holland Town Holiness Church, Jay, Florida. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family is indebted to Santa Rosa Health and Rehab for the last few months of his care. The family would also like to thank Dr. David Smith and staff for the numerous years of health care.
Maurice Gamberella, 60, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Elvin L. Crawford, 75, of Navarre, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Hazel Elaine Wallace, 71, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Ronald Stephen Knapp, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Monday, February 19, 2018.
"Turbo" Daniel Edward Morris, 71, of Milton, Florida passed away Monday, February 19, 2018.
Helen Moffitt, 91, of Pace, Florida passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018.
Mary Edith Rollings graduated to heaven on February 18, 2018. Born Mary Edith Dunn on September 19, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama, “Edith” grew up in Conecuh County (Evergreen). After completing high school, she moved to Mobile and worked at Brookley Air Force Base. While living in Mobile she met William “Bill” Rollings at Community of Christ Church and the two were wed in June of 1955. Following Bill’s graduation from Auburn University, they moved to Pensacola in December of 1960 where they raised their three children; Kim Marie McMahon (Steve Vandergriff), Sherry Lane Williams (Ron), and Russell Payton Rollings.
She and Bill fostered a close-knit relationship with their family and friends. They were particularly passionate about their ministerial work and served together within their church. Later in life, the Rollings family often traveled together on vacations. After her children were grown and had families of their own, she and Bill moved to Gulf Breeze in March of 2000. She taught each of her children the value of humility and honesty. She and Bill loved spending time with their five grandchildren (Winston, Mary Alice, William, Dylan, and Adam).
As a wife, mother, friend, and role model, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her – yet we know she is thrilled to be in heaven; after all, there is a wonderful reunion taking place: she was preceded in earthly death by her parents, her younger brother Charles Dunn, and her grandson William Rollings McMahon. She leaves behind one sister, Faye Marie Jernigan (Billy).
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, followed by services at 11:00 am, at Community of Christ Church, 3190 East Olive Road, Pensacola. A brief graveside service will be held afterward at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Highway 90, Pensacola. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions in Edith’s name be made to the charity of one’s choice, or Emerald Coast Hospice, 5111 N 12th Avenue Suite B, Pensacola, FL 32503. We cannot thank them enough for the care and comfort they provided throughout her final days on earth.
Donna Jean Fowler, 75, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018.
Marita Louise Phillips, 63, of Milton, Florida passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018.
Alan J. Brown, 83, of Navarre, Florida passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018.
Dovie Loree Cline, 97, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Mark Gordon Lawrence, 58, of Thibodeaux, Louisiana passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018.
William R. Peters, 78, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.