Granville Lee Dunaway, 68, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Marjorie Grover, 82, of Milton, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Captain James (Jim) Curtis Cloose departed this world on Friday 7, 2021 and went to his heavenly rest.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Ford; father, Nicholas Cloose and sister, Mary Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Lanier; daughter, Kati Sanchez (Marc); step-daughter, Leah Milmoe (Wes); grandchildren, Nola, Phoenix, Bristol, and Nick; brothers, Wayne Cloose (Millie) and John Cloose; niece, Lisa Cooley (Robert); nephew, Rex Williams (Randi); best friend, Butch Wiggins (Gretcheal) and a host of other relatives.
Jim was a disabled Army Vietnam Veteran and was very proud to have served his country. He loved being at sea and retained a 1500-ton license but his real passion was racing and riding motorcycles.
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Fair Winds, Calm Seas, Ride Free Captain Jim
Carla Jane Gilbert, 59, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021.
John Richard Williams, 67, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Hayward Thomas Ward, Jr., 68, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Hayward Thomas Ward, Jr. "Tommy", was from Monroe, Louisiana He lived in Pensacola 41 years and attended Wossman High School, Monroe, LA. Tommy was an Offset pressman and bindery worker.
He is preceded in death by his father, Hayward Thomas Ward, Sr. and his mother, Marie Oliver Ward Drake.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Connie Chastain Ward, of Pensacola Florida; his brother, Billy C. Ward (Debbie), West Monroe, LA , and their children, Amber White and Matt Ward; his sister, Sharron Ward Moore (Clifton) of West Monroe, LA, and their son, Josh Moore; his sister-in-law, Tommie Lyn Blackburn and her sons, Tad, Thom and Tony Blackburn, all of Milton, Florida.
Although he relocated far away from his family in Louisiana early in adulthood, he frequently made trips back home to visit with his mother and spoke regularly to to his family members by phone, celebrating the births of his nieces and nephews.
He provided a home in Pensacola for his wife's parents, Vernon and Evelyn Chastain, for their retirement years and helped to rebuild an in-law cottage for their residence.
He was a deeply loyal sports fan, particularly of the New Orleans Saints and first saw them play in Tulane Stadium before they had their own venue. He was also a long-time fan of the LSU Tigers football team. When circumstances permitted, he enjoyed traveling to Louisiana to attend games of either team.
He was a dedicated and skillful employee and worked in print shops in Louisiana, Illinois and Florida for many decades, obtaining specialized training and numerous skills on a variety of presses and associated machines.
Over the course of his life, he became a cat lover, a self-described "cat daddy," and adopted a collection of cats of every description. He especially loved black cats and leaves behind a female black cat and two kittens who gave him much enjoyment.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 with visitation 3:00 - 4:00 PM, service at 4:00 PM at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Tina Annette Pilkinton, 56, of Lillian, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Robert Lee Harvey, 63, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
John Hillman Dennis, 33, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Melba Joan Evanoff, 77, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Billy Joe Walker
November 23, 1939 to May 3rd, 2021
(Billy Joe / BJ)
Billy Joe Walker, 82, formerly of Prattville, AL and most recently Pensacola, FL, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 3rd, 2021.
Billy Joe was born in Montgomery, AL on November 23rd, 1938. He married Mary Elizabeth (Libby) on August 16, 1957. Through good times and bad, they were devoted to each other and happily married for 53 years until her passing on August 25, 2010.
Billy Joe is survived by his brother, Jerry Walker (Sandra) and brother-in-law, Tommy Revis; three children, Billy Walker (Angela), Denise Rider (Adam), and Angie Logan (Jason); eight grandchildren, Jeremy Walker, Ryan Camariotes (Sam), Courtney Whitaker (Shelby), Samantha Walker, Kendall Wessler (Trey), Brittany Garrett (Levi), Walker Dawkins, Chase Davis (Kailey); six great-grandchildren, Peyton Garrett, Harper Whitaker, Gunnar Garrett, Ryder Davis, Knox Davis, and Campbell Camariotes.
Billy Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Libby; parents, Tolen Lewis and Maggie Ruth; sister, Barbara; brothers, Richard, Douglas, Oscar, John Collins (Boogie), and Michael; grandchild, Sidney and great-grandchild, Jackson, and favorite dog, Pudge.
He was cut from a generation who took great pride in their work and ability to make their own way in the world. He graduated from Baldwin Jr. High and pursued work in the construction industry at the age of 14 to help support his mother and younger brothers. He attended night school to earn his GED and apprenticed as an air condition and refrigeration mechanic, eventually starting his own company in 1972. He was adept in most trades with the capacity to frame a house, plumb an office building or remove a car engine, if necessary. Billy Joe enjoyed a deep love of his country, expecting nothing but freedom of choice and the pursuit of opportunity, unencumbered or censored. Through his hard work and example, he provided greater opportunities for his family to pursue education, athletics, and better career choices. Billy Joe enjoyed motorcycle racing, water skiing, fishing, traveling and work outdoors, no matter the climate. He believed in youth sports as a method of teaching the fundamentals of discipline, civics, and teamwork. He coached and sponsored youth sports teams while providing jobs in the community for many years. He was a Mason and President of the Civitan Club for multiple terms. He was a member of Prattmont Baptist Church in Prattville, AL and later joined Heights Baptist Church while residing in Pensacola. Through the entirety of his life, Billy Joe was a loving husband and completely devoted to his family and close friends, bestowing each with a warm smile, kind word, and genuine interest in their daily pursuits and happiness.
The family of Billy Joe Walker wishes to thank the staff of Bayview Senior Center, DaVita Health Care, and Dr. George B. Antonious for their years of dedication to Billy Joe. We would also like to recognize in-home nurse, Csilla Laszlo, daughter-in-law, Angela Walker and granddaughter, Ryan Camariotes for lovingly managing Billy Joe’s daily care during the latter years of his life.
Visitation for Billy Joe will be held at 12:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 12:30 pm on May 8th, 2021 at Mt. Hill Baptist Church located at 14057 Butler Mill Rd., Lapine, AL 36046. Reverend Brian Nutt of Heights Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL will officiate. Burial will immediately follow the memorial service at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are provided by Family Funeral & Cremation of Pensacola, FL.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Prattville YMCA located at 600 E Main St, Prattville, AL 36068. (334) 361-0268.
Edward Seay, 88, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Gloria Peciller Rice, 80, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Christina Maria Gallina, 68, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021.