Todd Mcleod Henderson, 58, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022.
Michelle “Shelly “Watson was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world 10/31/2022 at age 67 after an extended battle with kidney disease. She was born to Frances and Katherine Watson on 7/8/1955 in San Diego California. Shelly was the mother of Anthony Carlson of Concord New Hampshire and Shannon Carlson of Long Beach California.
Shelly was preceded in death by her parents Katherine and Frances Watson, sister Dee Dee Watson and brother Lynn Watson.
She’s survived by her son Anthony Carlson and his two children AJ and Addison Carlson of Concord New Hampshire. Her son Shannon Carlson and his wife Sara of Long Beach California, Her brother Gary Watson and his wife Maritza Nephew Matthew and Niece Christine, Her longtime friend and companion Rain of Panama City, Her niece Kim and her wife Jennifer and their son David of El Cajon California.
Niece Bonnie and her sons David and Sean of San Diego, Daughter Missy of New York.
There will be an online memorial set up and her ashes will be scattered by her family at a later time.
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone –
I am with you still – in each new dawn
Thomas Wayne Wicker, 71, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022.
Karen Kelly Baker
July 30, 1940 – October 30, 2022
Karen Kelly Baker, age 82 of Pensacola, Florida, passed away peacefully and without pain on October 30, 2022.
She was born Karen Sue Kelly to the late Willa Faye Caldwell and her husband, the late Robert Eldon Kelly, on July 30, 1940 in Samaritan Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Karen attended Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, graduating in 1958. She then attended nursing school in Oklahoma City.
She was married to Jimmy Ray Danner from 1961 to 1969, and they both became the proud parents of son, Toby Blake Danner.
Karen’s checkered work history saw her follow many different career paths, from nurse in Oklahoma City and Dallas, Texas, to hotel management, to driving an eighteen-wheeler with her late, second husband, Louis Donald Benton, whom she partnered with as an owner/operator, and was married to from 1981 to 1986. From there, it was managing apartment complexes, and finally, office management in real estate until her retirement in 2003.
In addition to Oklahoma City and Dallas, Texas, Karen lived in Midland, Texas, Shreveport, Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, Springfield, Illinois, and Corpus Christi, Texas, before settling down in Pensacola Florida. She and husband Bill (aka, “CW”) were living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, and she spent many hours helping distribute MREs and supplies donated by Bill’s (CW’s) union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
Just as comfortable in an evening gown as she was in her well-worn jeans, Karen’s beauty, and Angie Dickinson-like appearance made her a show-stopper wherever she went.
But what really stood out was her inner beauty, her kindness, and her empathy. Whether it was a stray dog, like her beloved German Shepherd, “Bull,” or the loneliest wallflower at the loudest party, she always seemed to gravitate to the shy, the lonely, the needy, and the friendless.
Far from being the extrovert that everyone thought she was, she was actually very shy. But just like the sun that she worshipped, people were drawn to her. People instantly and instinctively liked her, and loved her for her warmth, caring, and friendship.
Night Owl Karen could be found relaxing in front of the TV, playing with one of the many stray dogs she took in, working Sunday crossword puzzles, or whipping her current husband, Bill (CW) in a game of Scrabble. Sunrise would often find her having finally fallen asleep, Kindle on her chest, and watery Bloody Mary on her bedside table.
But most of all, she loved the sun. Whether it was on the beach in Acapulco, or enjoying the pool and the surf in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Karen was the ultimate sun worshipper. She was happiest enjoying a steak and margarita with Bill while listening to the waves crashing outside and the moon shining above, or spending a week with her girlfriends during their annual, “no-men-allowed” getaways.
She also loved Christmas, and the joy of Christmas Dinner spent every year in Oklahoma City with as many as fifty family members in attendance.
Karen is survived by her husband, Charles William “Bill” aka, “CW” Baker in Pensacola, Florida, and her beloved son, Toby Blake Danner and his fiancée, Nelson Ortiz in Santa Monica, California. Being the youngest of four sisters, Karen lost her loving, oldest sister, Wynema Jeanne Kelly Patterson in 2018, but is survived by sisters Joan Robinson of Dallas, Texas, and Daisy Norwood of McKinney, Texas. Jeanne was born on Halloween, October 31, 1933. Karen passed on October 30, 2022, just one day before what would have been sister Jeanne’s 89th birthday.
Her first husband, Jim Danner, and his wife Donna, with whom Karen remained friends, remain behind in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And her sister-in-law, Diane Flatt and her husband Ronnie survive her in Haltom City, Texas, as does sister-in-law Bonnie Baker, in Willow Creek, Texas.
Karen leaves behind many nieces and nephews, including: Joni Wells and her husband Michael in Mustang, Oklahoma, Douglas Quine and his wife Kim in Oklahoma City, Kelly Wilkins and husband Paul in Edmond, Oklahoma, Trip Patterson in Yukon, Oklahoma, Robert Robinson and his wife Kelly in Dallas, Texas, Ryan Robinson and his wife Carrie in Dallas, Texas, Allison Jewell and her husband Jan in Dallas, Texas, David Jewell and his wife Erika in Allen, Texas, Christopher Kaufman and his wife Leslie in Aledo, Texas, and Anthony Kaufman and his fiancée Megan in Austin, Texas.
A long line of great and great-great nieces and nephews survive Karen as well.
Having been cremated, a memorial and celebration of Karen’s life will take place in Oklahoma City in early 2023. Half her ashes will be interred in a mausoleum in Resthaven Cemetery, Oklahoma City, where other family members are buried. The other half will be legally spread over the Gulf of Mexico, near her beloved Gulf Shores, after a ceremony at sea, where Karen will be able to worship the sun for the rest of eternity.
She will be dearly missed.
Dorothy L. Cammarata, 80 of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Ulrike Ella Edwards, 77, of Pace, FL passed away peacefully on October 28, 2022, surrounded by her family, and loved ones. Ulrike grew up in Germany, in a small town named Reichembach. Ulrike moved to the states in 1969. She worked as a CNA in Pensacola Fl. for 30 + years and enjoyed Baking, Crocheting, Gardening, Puzzles and Arts and Crafts. She also had a very wide variety of her prized collection of Elephants, which she loved. Ulrike will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Ulrike was predeceased by her Father Horst Max Otto Ernest and her Mother Ella Carius. She is survived by her two Sister's Ilona Orlich and Ellen Smith Brother-In law Bill Smith and One Niece Jessica Connor and Five Nephews her Daughter Karin Peltonen and Son-In law Paul Peltonen her Grandchildren Abel Bostic, Allianna Davis, Aden Davis, Aeriana Schroth and Frankie Pentz and her Great Granddaughter Ella Bostic.
Ulrike requested a celebration of life be held in her honor as opposed to traditional funeral services.
We request all of Ulrike’s loved ones to join us in celebrating her beautiful life at Magnolia Crossing Circle Pace Florida in the Party Room date and time is To Be Announced.
Seiki Mizutani, 67, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022.
Cheryl Diane Busby, 54, of Jay, Florida passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022.
Janice Summerford Anderson
January 24, 1927 – October 27, 2022
In the pre-dawn hours in the dark, cool morning of Thursday October 27, 2022, God took our sweet Janice by the hand and no doubt whispered “Come with me Dear. I have so much to show you.” In that moment, her soul left pain and sickness behind.
Janice was the second child of Sherman and Lillie (Goodson) Summerford. She was born at home in Crenshaw County near Luverne, Alabama. After graduating from Greenville High School, Janice and three other young ladies decided to travel further south in hopes of finding better job opportunities than those available in their small community. Loving the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, they came to Pensacola.
Because of her superior mathematical abilities, and because God had a plan for her life, Janice quickly procured a job in the accounting department of A & P grocery in Brownsville. Janice rented a room at a boarding house and stayed in Pensacola while the other ladies went back home to Alabama.
It was also at the A & P that Janice met and fell in love with a very handsome young man, Andy Anderson. They met in January of 1950 and were married in June of the same year.
Janice was a very positive person and loved life. She lived it to the fullest. She was physically active up until Spring of this year when health issues inhibited her mobility.
God and family were her top priorities. She and Andy sacrificed much to insure their four “PERFECT” children had a solid Bible-based education. They made sure all four of them graduated from Pensacola Christian. Janice made sure everyone knew how much she loved them and how proud she was of their successes.
Janice was an accomplished seamstress, an excellent cook, and a trophy winning ballroom dancer. She loved puppies, kittens, babies, and bears. She had plenty of hugs and kisses for everyone she could get in her lap, except for the bears that frequented the back yard where she lived with her daughter Martha, and son-in law, Jack. The bears had to be satisfied with her admiration through the glass door.
Her favorite employment was the years she spent at Greenhut Construction. She counted many of the people there as family, and they felt the same way about her.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Even in her hours of pain, Janice always managed to show her beautiful smile. She never spoke an unkind word to or about anyone. However, there might have been a couple of occasions where her comments may have been seasoned with good old fashion southern graciousness, like “Bless her little heart.” If you are southern, you should know what that means.
Janice is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jim Summerford, and her husband, Ralph T. “Andy” Anderson.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Martha (Jack) Davis, Ralph (Shandra) Anderson, Suzanne (Chic) Arey, and Paul (Marcella) Anderson.
Her grandchildren are Mark (Kristin) Davis, Melanie Davis (Brett Gray), Lauren (Jarred) Higginbotham, Natalie (Cody) Sanchez, Benjamin Anderson, Christopher (Chelsea) Anderson, Mallory Anderson (Gabe Sunday), and Isabella Arey.
Great grandchildren are Gabriel and Julian Anderson.
She is also survived by two sisters: Shirley Burkett and Elizabeth Ross.
We will miss her poise, her hospitality, her prayers, her bright hazel eyes, her beauty, and her words of wisdom. She was truly a legend.
Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Family-Funeral & Cremation,
5627 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503.
Helen Cadenhead Carroll, 86, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Patricia Waits, 78, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
Leland Edward Driver, Jr. 76, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
Dale E. Boutwell was born March 2oth, 1971 in Racine, Wisconsin, but grew up in between Pensacola, FL and Boston, MA. While in Boston, he started his first business "Boutwell's Convenient Store" in Roxbury, MA. Then years later, he opened a food truck "Heavenly Taste" at Malcolm X Park. Dale was known for his jokes, laughter, outgoing personality, and always keeping it real. He had a passion for sports, fishing, cooking, making others laugh, and hosting cookouts.
He leaves behind his mother Dorothy and the late (Lawrence "Larry") Brewinghton who also played as a father figure in his life, his mom also referred to him as "Issac Hayes & Black Moses" ; Son Dale Ir (Kimberly Amerson ) Jaleesa) and two grandsons DaVale & Dolan Boutwell, Ex-wife Antoinette Boutwell and their three children Daleia and D'Anthony Boutwell, Stepchild Takiya Richardson. Siblings; Sister Violet S. Lindsey and three brother's; Derrick, Rodney (Andrea) & Keith (Tamara) Boutwell. Also three aunts, two uncles, seven nieces, eight nephews, his dog Bailey, and many friends and family.
Deborah “Debbie” Cheben was a loving wife, mother, and friend. She passed after a courageous two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on October 24th , 2022 in her home in Florida, surrounded by those who loved her.
She was born to Richard and Kay Hinkleman in New York in May of 1966. After graduating from high school, she joined the Army at the age of 18 and soon married the love of her life. In 2004, she graduated with a master’s degree in physical therapy and pursued a career in pediatrics. She loved the outdoors, including kayaking, hiking, and going to the beach. She knew the words to every song and could sing karaoke like no other person. She was full of life and laughter, always exhibiting kindness and always putting others first before herself. Her favorite things included spending time with her family (and friends that became family), and caring for two little boys, that she treated as her own grandchildren, Brayson and Adryan.
She leaves behind a loving husband of 35 years, Scot, two wonderful sons, Blake and Zach, and her mother, Kay. She also leaves behind, a large family filled with brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and
many close friends. Debbie leaves a big hole in our hearts, but we know she is reunited with her favorite
cat, Chalupa, who was reported “missing” for several weeks.
Donations and flowers are respectfully declined, but all are invited to a celebration of life service on
Friday, November 4th at 10:30am at St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Gerald Lee Austin, 73, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Sandra Melissa McKain, 49, of Milton, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 with visitation at 11:30 AM and service at 12:30 at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503, followed by burial at Gonzalez United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2026 Pauline St. Cantonment, FL 32533.
Evelyn Norfleet, 94, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
Elaine Evelyn McArthur of Pensacola, Florida, 83 passed away on October 23rd 2022. She was born in Clear springs, Alabama to the late Walter Greenberry Nims and Tura Hall Nims.
She devoted her life into Sunday School teaching, bible studying, being an Evangelist Ordained Minister, and enjoyed writing books. She truly served the Lord with all her heart and reached out to help many people. She was a wonderful loving mother who was loved and cared for.
She was preceded in death by her parents- Walter Greenberry and Tura Hall Nims, brothers Frank and Albert Nims, sister Betty Sue Watson, and grandson James Daniel McArthur.
She is survived by her son James W. McArthur, granddaughters Monica and Andrea McArthur, Jamie Zajac, grandson Samuel Douglas McArthur, several great grandchildren, and a wonderful spiritual friend, Jonnie May Jones.
Debbie Lynn Knotts, 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
Johnny (John) Richard Honeycutt, of Pensacola FL, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2022 at the Covenant Hospice Unit of West Florida Hospital at the age of 86.
John was born on February 17, 1936 in Davidson, NC to the late A. L. and Clara Hager Honeycutt. John was a graduate of the first graduating class of North Mecklenburg High School. He married Jacqueline Simril and entered the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Freising, Germany where he worked on a radar site. John went on to work for Burroughs Computer Company in 1960 as a Field Engineer working at United States government sites including NORAD built deep inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs. John was a pioneer in computer science. He rose in the ranks and became the International Vice President of Field Engineering. During this time he traveled the world. He was instrumental in development of the national defense network, the space program, the IRS system, and foreign Governments conversion from paper records to computer technologies. In 1977, after many years of international travel and living in Detroit, Michigan, he moved his family to Tallahassee, Florida where he took over as Branch Field Engineering Manager.
In June of 1981 he married Cheri Huber. In March of 1982 John was promoted to Regional Field Engineering manage and they moved to Tampa. Three years later John was promoted to Regional Field Engineering Manager in Atlanta. John ended his 31 year career with Burroughs, which merged with Sperry and became Unisys Corporation, in 1991.
After retirement, John, and Cheri, moved to Pensacola, Florida where they enjoyed many years of sailing and traveling. John reconnected with his childhood and high school friends and enjoyed the yearly luncheons in Davidson, NC.
While John achieved many accomplishments during his life, he remained a humble man and was loved and admired by his wife, family, friends and classmates. John loved music and played guitar in a band with his brother Gary while they were in high school and also when they were stationed together in the Air Force. He loved watching football and was a life-long Green Bay Packers fan. He also loved to watch Alabama and Florida State College Football.
John is survived by his best friend, and loving wife of 41 years, Cheri Honeycutt. He was a loving, patient and nurturing father to his son Richard Lee Honeycutt (Barbara), his daughter Tina Lynn King (Jeff), and three step-sons, Jason Huber (Tammy), Joshua Huber, and Justin Huber (Edie). He delighted in being a grandfather to Ryan Huber, Aaron King, Megan Huber, Lindsey King Ibarra, Madison Huber, Justin Chase Huber, Kendall Huber, Devon Huber, Nicholas Huber, Darby Huber and Dylan Huber. He was also a wonderful big brother to his sisters, Judy Honeycutt Hefner, and Cookie Honeycutt Lucas. Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister Joyce Honeycutt Sloop, brother, Gary Honeycutt and first wife, Jacqueline Simril Honeycutt.
A small intimate Celebration of Life was held by his wife and children per his wishes. Memorial Donations can be made in his name to the Cancer or Hospice organization of your choice.
Nita Mae Creppel Head, 70 of Pensacola, Fl., was called home to be with her savior on Saturday, October 22,2022.
She was born in Lafitte, La. on January 11,1952 to Clarence and Marie Creppel. She married Billy Joe Head on January 12,1974. She was a housewife and also a caregiver to many children. She loved talking about her childhood and working at the shrimp factory. She had many hobbies, but her favorite pastime was being with her grandchildren and her great grandson Riley.
Nita is survived by her mother; Edna Leona Creppel Billiot and her children: Daughters Ina Floyd of Pensacola, FL, Heidi Heindel (Marilyn Henderson) of New Orleans, LA, Christina Griffin of Fort Worth, TX. Grandchildren: Brad Tolleson of Ethel, LA, Brandy Tolleson (Chris Moody) of Baton Rouge, LA, Jorrin Jackson of Shreveport, LA, Blaine Heindel of New Orleans, LA, Victoria Heindel of New Orleans, LA, Tiffany Gilcrease of Fort Worth, TX, Yvonne Gilcrease of Fort Worth, TX, and Briana Stallcup of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Great grandchildren: Riley Kristopher Moody, Elijah Gilcrease, Olivia Trottier, and Madeline Espinosa. Siblings: Tessie Maddox of Pensacola, FL, Peter Billiot jr. of Pensacola, FL, Rebecca Frye (Phillip Frye) of Pensacola, FL, Frances Billiot of Pensacola, FL, Linda Pierce (John Pierce) of Pensacola, FL, Tammie Hardy of Pensacola, FL, David Billiot (Karen) of Marrero, LA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Billy Joe Head, Daughter Billie Jo Head Tillman, Grandsons: Dakota Tolleson and, Braden Tolleson. Parents: Clarence Thomas Creppel Sr., Marie Bruce Creppel, and Peter Billiot. Siblings: Louise Maise, Rose Mae Creppel Christen, Clarence Creppel jr., Alecia Creppel Davenport, Leona Creppel Brunet, Adam Creppel.
The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for the great care they gave her and the family. Nurse Carolyn was Amazing.
Memorial will be held on Saturday October 29,2022 at 2:00 pm at 3012 Abel ct. Pensacola, Fl. 32526.
Kathleen Ann Sawler, 67, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
John Robert Gallow, 71, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022.
Janet Penniman, nee Hannan Janet Lee Hannan Penniman, 87, of Pensacola, Florida, passed peacefully after a short illness on Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Gulf Breeze Baptist Hospital, Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Janet was born on November 12, 1934, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Dorothy and Earl Hannan. As a child, Janet was a talented dancer who studied with Carmen Thomas Dance Studio and was still found on the dance floor into her 80's. She graduated from Kirkwood High School and Washington University where she was an active member of Gamma Phi Beta and met her future husband, Allan Damon Penniman Junior. They were married at Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, Missouri, on February 23, 1957. They resided in the Kirkwood area and were active in Grace Church until moving to Pensacola Beach permanently in the early 1990's. While in Kirkwood Janet served as a docent at the St. Louis Zoo, active in Kirkwood Theater Guild, served as Scout leader to both of her children, Bradley Allen Penniman of Northport, ME, and Cindy Penniman Andrews, The Woodlands, TX. Since moving to Pensacola Beach Janet has been actively involved at St. Francis Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze and their Senior Center, Women's Club of Pensacola Beach, and Impact 100. Janet was the best friend to many, both in St. Louis and Pensacola Beach, a wonderful hostess, lover of the beach, and always had a furry friend at her side.
Janet is survived by her husband Allen, son Brad Penniman and daughter-in-law Kayleen, daughter Cindy Andrews and son-in-law Scott, grandchildren Hilary Andrews, Veronica Perry and husband Clayton, Sarah Brown and husband Andrew, Claire Pringle and husband Rhett and Allen Penniman.
Great-grandchildren Judah, Levi, and Eliza Jane Pringle. And, of course Janey.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to: Friends of Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter, 4451 Pine Forest Road, Milton, FL 32583. All donations directly benefit the 280+ animals in their care: email@example.com.
The service for Janet will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, #1 St. Francis Drive,
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561, on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.
Chad Garnette Jr. 57 of Pensacola Fla. passed away on Thursday Oct. 20, 2022
Chad graduated from Bishop Luers, and was both a student and substitute photography teacher at IU, before beginning a photography career in Ft Wayne and Houston TX. Chad is survived by his daughter Alissa Ostheim, granddaughter Arianna, his parents, Charles Sr. and Diane, brother Andrew, and sister Jennifer (Michael Feliciano). Memorial service to be announced.