David J. Gorter, 65, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
Jennifer Lawson, 74, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Bernice D. Preston, 97, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Aubrey Ray Varnes, 72, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Frances Neumann, 93, of Daphne, Alabama passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Malary "Pete" Ray Nolen, Jr., 64, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Dennis Herring, Sr. 93, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
Stephen Wayne Scott, 74, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021. He was born on October 3, 1946 in Honey Grove, Texas to parents, Earl Scott and Glenna Skidmore Scott.
Stephen served honorably in the United States Army. He was a Communications Chief and was awarded several medals. Some of which were, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (7 Campaigns), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/palm, 3 o/s bars (overseas service), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and 3 NCO (Noncommissioned officer) Professional Development Ribbons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudine Scott; parents, Earl and Glenna Scott; sister, Linda Morales and brother, David Scott.
He is survived by his sister, Karen Bradshaw; step-children, Ray and Kathy Quesenberry; Rodney and Laurie Quesenberry and Lisa Burke; grandchildren, Casey and Brandon Dunford, Kristie and Stewart Kirksey, Michelle and Brandon Hill, Steven and Sheena Gabbard and Melissa and Jonathan Spell, Jackson Quesenberry, Logan Quesenberry, Maggie Quesenberry, Caleb Hill, Chelsea Hill and Seirra Hill and 15 great-grandchildren; nephew, Joshua Bradshaw; nieces, Jennifer Bradshaw and Robin Scott; great-nephew, Christian Bradshaw and great-nieces, Echo and Bella Bradshaw.
A Committal Service will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:30am at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola FL 32508. The procession will meet at 10:00am at Olive Baptist Church-Warrington Campus, 103 W. Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507.
Michael D. Cooper, 64, of Milton, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Gerald Edwin McDaniel, 64, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Ricky Walter Menchaca, 53, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021.
James William Brown, 86, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Kenneth Michael Dilks, 59, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Barbara F. Purcell, 66, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Barbara F. Purcell was from Anniston, Alabama and lived in Pensacola, Florida for the last 17 years. She attended and graduated from Anniston High School.
Barbara was in customer service and fond memories were of her daughter’s wedding, graduation from college and her grand-daughter’s birth.
She is preceded in death by her father, William T. Harwell; her mother, Juliette J. Harwell; two
brothers, Roger T. and Michael Harwell, and close friend, Kathy Stedham.
Barbara is survived by her son, Robert L. Purcell; daughter, Julie L. Sanders; grand-daughter, Temperance S. Pearson; fur-daughter, Bit-Bit Purcell; fur-grandson, Boo-Boo Sanders; fur-grand-daughter, Lola Sanders; feathered great-grand daughters, Newt M. Pearson, and Piper R. Pearson;
best friend, Sharon Knight & family; and close friend, Faye Emmons & family.
Barbara Purcell was a devoted mother, grandmother, friend, and avid animal lover. She may have even been Coca-Cola's most frequent buyer. She loved to laugh and play games like Monopoly. She could never resist a shopping trip, but her favorite place to go was Church. She was incredibly resilient, a trait that her daughter and granddaughter inherited. You could never stay mad at her, because she was just too adorable. She was/is loved by so many and will be greatly missed.
James Joseph Weaver, 91, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021.
Frances Sutton, 87, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Nana E. Kron (age 72), a longtime resident of Schaumburg, IL, passed away in Pensacola, FL on
June 19, 2021 from complications related to lung cancer.
She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Nicholas and Elizabeth (Hertelendi) Kron.
She is survived by her brothers, Nicholas (Lynne) and Drew (Anita); nephews, Justin (Judy) and
Brandon (Sofia); niece and goddaughter, Shauna (Tyler); and her beloved cat, Whimsical.
Nana often spoke of her childhood memories with her cousins, especially the ones swimming along the shores of Lake Michigan, at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, and North Beach in South Haven, Michigan.
She will be fondly remembered for her love of music, coffee, reading, travel, sunbathing, holiday decorating, cooking, letter writing, and her gift of gab.
Interment of her ashes will happen at her parent’s graves at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic
Cemetery on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
Emily Jill Adams, 28, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Ryan Scott Goodyear, 46, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
William Aaron Parker IV, 46, known to most as Willie, loving husband and father of two, went to be with his Savior very unexpectedly on Friday, June 18, 2021.
William was born in Pensacola, Florida on November 6, 1974, to William and Victoria (Sanders) Parker. He graduated from Escambia High School in 1992. He was a hard worker and held jobs at A&P, Mansfield, and Solutia before starting at Gexpro Services where he worked the last 11 years of his life in the shipping department.
William was a proud father to his sons, Matthew and Joshua, whom he loved dearly and faithfully spent time. On May 31, 2013, he married Jeanie Lundy, and was an attentive husband and willing helpmate for the past eight years. William, above all else, enjoyed spending time with his family. He carved time out of his week to visit numerous family members and would often call just to check on them to ensure their well-being. He was a compassionate, caring son, attending to any need he was able to meet for his mother before her passing only months before his own. He was known by all for generously giving of his time, and doing whatever he could for whoever asked.
William enjoyed shopping--he was the king of finding bargains, and was fond of driving around, watching movies and football, learning history, and seeing new places. He was a Christ follower and often shared his faith with others.
William was preceded in death by his mother, Victoria Parker; his uncle, Donnie Sanders, and his cousin, Vickie Marie Burnham.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie; sons, Matthew and Joshua; father, William Parker III; twin brother, David; aunts, Dianne Griffith and Deborah (Tim) Peterson; uncles, Ben (Mary) Parker, Ronnie (Gayle) Sanders and Bob Parker; several cousins and many dear friends.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 with family visitation at 10:00am, open visitation at 10:30am and service at 11:00am at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola Florida 32503.
Ronnie L. Shurden, 47, of Milton, Florida passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021. He was born on July 7, 1973 in Spearfish, South Dakota to parents, Johnnie Floyd Shurden and Deborah Lee Mattson. He was a graduate of Milton High School, Milton, Florida. He was a Project Manager at a home improvement office.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie F. Shurden; grandmother, Hazel Shurden; aunts, Audrey Thomas and Nell Clarke; uncles, Kenneth Shurden, Jim Mattson, Ronnie Mattson, Henry Mattson and cousin, Randy Weber.
He is survived by the love of his life for 22 years, Michelle Hicks; son, Brandon Hicks; mother, Debbie (Don) Hamlett; brother, Wesley (Charmaine) Shurden and their son, Wesley Shurden, Jr.; mother and father-in-law, Sonja and Cliff Sheffield; sister-in-law, Mallory Rusk; brother-in-laws, Kevin (Anna) Crabb and Andrew Sheffield; aunts, Vivian Kelly and Joanne Shurden; uncle, Pete Shurden; nephews, Noah and David Crabb, Rogan Deveney and Zander Rusk; cousins, P.J. Shurden, Ernest Shurden, Nina Shurden, Vivian Smith, Laura Cranford, Chris Cranford, Keith Weber and Eddie Weber.
Ronnie was an avid music lover. He could play the drums, bass and guitar. He was very good at his trade of installing windows and doors. He loved his family and friends wholeheartedly and was very excited to be welcoming his first grandchild, Sebastian Abram Hicks next month.
He was an animal lover, especially with his four furbabies at home. He also loved tinkering with electronics and building his own guitar petals. He was even a bit artsy.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
E. ANN BURNS (78) passed away peacefully, with family by her side, Thursday, June 17, 2021. She was born March 02, 1943 to Lester E. “Mike” and Sophie Bowser in Springfield, Missouri.
Ann married James “Jim” W. Burns and traveled the world as a military wife and raised a daughter, Joёll D. Burns and a son Jeffery L. Burns. Beyond raising her children she led a very creative and productive life working to help pay the bills. She sold real estate while in Alaska, started and ran her own business, a macramé shop After Jim retired from the USAF she managed several Tom Thumb Food Stores and trained new employees. After leaving Tom Thumb Food Stores she worked as a sales representative for the Hershey Company. She had a burning desire to be her own boss once again and left Hershey to go back to school to obtain her Florida State certification as a licensed massage therapist. She opened her own practice and notable amongst her patient’s was the comedian Bob Hope. It was during this time that she recognized the need for marketing materials for the massage therapy industry and she developed, started and ran her own mail order greeting card, business card, gift certificate and marketing material business named “Watercolors”.
After she sold her business and retired she and Jim settled into their retirement at home in Navarre, FL. to enjoy “her life well lived”.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; a step-father, Warren Scott; her sister, Mary J. Bowsher and her husband, Roger Bowsher.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James W. Burns; her daughter, Joёll Diane; her son, Jeffery L. Burns and daughter-in-law, Mary L. Burns; granddaughters, Brittney A. Williams, Stephanie D. Courtney, Courtney J. Williams; grandsons, John W. Burns, David L. Burns as well as four great-grandsons; and our acquired daughter, H. Marie Means. Also surviving her are several nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
Private Service arrangements are under the direction of Family Funeral & Cremation, 5627 N. Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32503.
A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Covenant Care Hospice Center, West Florida Hospital, 8383 N Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL. 32514, in gratitude for their compassionate care of Ann and our family.
Katherine Lee Park, 60, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Katherine was born December 10, 1960, in Philadelphia, PA to the late William R. Groves and late Joyce T. Catrabone.
Katherine married James S.Y. Park on February 05, 1983, in Mary Esther, Florida.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, loved to cook new things that Ree Drummond the Pioneer Woman cooked and loved watching Tyler Perry movies.
She is preceded in death by, William, Joyce, InnBong, Clara, Carol-Ann and Lynn.
Katherine is survived by her husband, James S.Y. Park and children, Melanie Ingrahm (Matthew), James Park (Ashley) and Meghan Park (Shawn); grandchildren, James and Raylynn Park; siblings, Christine Howell, Carol Groves (Michael), late Lynn Watkins, Kim Morse; sister-in-law, Amy Omalza and multiple generations of nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends.
Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on June 22, 2021 with services at Noon following with a gathering at the Moose Lodge 2193, 215 Green Acres Rd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.
Demetra Ann Clifton, 76, of Milton, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Joseph Christopher Carney, 43, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
He is survived by his mother, Joanne Carney; sons, Liam Carney, Lucius Bryant, and Linden Bryant; siblings, Jeane-Marie Johnson, Sean Carney, and Melanie Blust; girlfriend, Jessica Ray; as well as his cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Russell Carney; his grandparents, Marie Christoff Herring, James Herring, John Carney, and Peggy Carney; and his beloved cousin, Patrick Jon Denny.
Those who knew him appreciated his kind heart, exquisite sense of humor, and work ethic, and his many friends saw him as a brother and protector. He was a big movie fan and he loved to cook, but his greatest pleasure was in spending time with his boys.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 with visitation from 2:00-3:00 pm and service at 3:00 pm at Little Flower Catholic Church, 6495 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32506.
Donations may be made to Little Flower Catholic Church (https://get.tithe.ly/online-giving-for-churches) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://donate.nami.org).