Colleen Marie Collins, 65, of Pace, Florida passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021.
Wilhelmina Blocker Carroll, 79, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021.
Catherine Marie Gant was born June 6, 1963 to Edith and Dudley Harvell. Her life would be dedicated to caring for others. She grew up caring for her parents who were both blind.
She would have 3 children that would be the loves of her life, and her biggest headaches! If you asked Cathy what she was most proud of, she would say it was her one and only grandson, Nathan! Cathy lived for her kids and her family, and family doesn’t just mean blood related. If she befriended you, you became her family.
She was a beautiful soul that was full of energy and she lived her life to the fullest! She was a hard headed, powerful force that lived by her own rules, and if you were around, so did you!! There was never a dull moment with her! She loved the outdoors. If she wasn’t floating down the river, sneaking into a pool at the beach hotels, having a drink on the beach laying in the sun, she was in her yard working. She loved taking trips to New Orleans. Being a natural caretaker, she would take in anybody that needed a place stay, or who was going through a rough time. She was social butterfly, and if you’ve been to any bar in Pensacola, I am sure you have seen her there, and everybody knows her name! She loved to talk, and believe me, she ALWAYS had a story to tell! Cathy was the epitome of a fighter, all the way until the end. We will surely miss her laugh, her smile, and all her craziness that was Cathy, Mom, Ms. Cat, Mom of Mayfair! We love you (heart)
Cathy joins in heaven, her mother and father
Cathy waits in heaven for her 3 kids, David Gant Jr, Christine Gant (Josh Earl), Clinton Gant
her grandson, Nathan Gant, and all her sisters Michelle, Dyann, CeCe, Lori, Theresa, Donna, and Brenda
We will be hosting a celebration of her life at Am Vets Post #292 @ 955 Dog Track Rd Pensacola, Florida 32506 on Saturday January 22, 2022 from 4-8pm.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Go Fund me page set up to cover the cost of her cremation and service.
Marvin was born to Namman and Bennie Lou Wallin on July 22nd 1951. He spent a lot of his childhood traveling the country as his family followed his father’s Navy career. No matter where his travels took him, he always kept his roots in North West Florida (with his mother’s family) and the mountains outside Asheville, NC (with his father’s family).
He graduated from Milton High School in 1969. As a young adult he enjoyed football, roller skating, being outdoors and was even a local radio DJ known as “Wally Gator.” He graduated from UWF with a bachelor’s degree in business and a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Marvin met the love of his life, Donna, on a blind date. He picked her up from her parents’ home in Pace, FL, and fell forever. They dated for two years before getting married. They traveled, and lived in North Carolina before eventually settling down again in Pace, Florida. After a 10-year honeymoon they had one child: Nellie, but he loved his son-in-law, Joshua, as his own.
His passion was spending time in his woodshop building clocks and keepsakes for his family, and cabinets or furniture for his wife and home. He retired from Solutia (Cantonment, FL) at the age of 55. Marvin and Donna enjoyed retirement, camping and fishing every chance they had. He was able to watch the light of his life, his granddaughter Vivian, grow from the baby he adored into a beautiful seven-year-old. He was her “hoohoo” and they did their special handshake every time they saw each other.
Despite being confined to home and the pain of his battle with medical issues in the last few years, Marvin always had a smile and laugh to share with anyone who visited. He passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2021 at the age of 70, in his home in Pensacola, Florida surrounded by his family.
His family's memories of the good meals he made, the jokes he kept everyone laughing with, and his never-ending love from the most tender, gentle heart will brighten their paths forward.
Marvin was Preceded in death by his mother, Bennie Lou Wallin; his father, Namman Wallin; and his sister Louella Russel.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Wallin; Children Nellie and Joshua Cox; granddaughter Vivian Mitchell; brother, Arthur (Betty) Wallin; brother-in-law Ross Russell; and many nieces and nephews.
Family-Funeral & Cremation is in charge of arrangements, there will be no service.
The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, company and words of encouragement in their time of grief.
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us” -Helen Keller
Judy Katrine Pleasant, 75, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.
Janet Lynn Fox
Mom, she was the sculptor of my heart and the song beneath my wings. She moved mountains with unbreakable spirit and undeniable love. She treasured our time and cherished my soul. Her smiles brightened my days, her hugs made everything right. Her legacy is the beautiful memories she composed and the love she left written on my heart.
Janet left this world December 27, 2021 leaving behind three children, Michael (30) Felicia (29) and Jacob (20) two grandchildren Gabriel (10) and Alexandria (8). A longtime boyfriend/fiancé Jim Hager, closest friend Jeana Loyed.
She made an enormous impact in so many more lives, she was known for always knowing how to give advice, even some medical advice. She was known for her kind heart and the love she had for her children.
She battled battles we didn’t even know about, but made her stronger, braver, and more caring. She wiped away our tears and fought our battles with us, while hiding her own pain. Her wings were ready, but our hearts were not, but she will always be in our hearts, walking alongside us, battling with us.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 with a visitation at 10:30 AM and a service at 11:00 AM at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Mickie Lynn Hamilton Dearborn, 58, of Orange Beach, Alabama passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021.
Patrick Michael Murphy, 63, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021.
Julian Lee Johnson was born on January 13, 1925.
He went to be the with Lord on December 27, 2021 at the age of 96.
He is preceded in death by his parents Willie and Lillie Johnson and many brothers and sisters
He is survived by his beloved wife of 74 years, Louise, as well as son Donald Johnson and his wife Gloria, daughter Marjorie Wrighton and her husband Andy, daughter Jennifer Slichter and her husband Steven.
He also leaves behind six grandchildren:
Jeffrey, Stephen, Timothy, Justin, Julie & Jenna as well as nine great grand-children: Nathan, Daniel, Jonathan, Sadie, Gracie, AJ, Hannah, David and Jacob
Also, two sisters... Louise Harrell and Eva Rae Norris
He was devout christian and possessed all the qualities that make a great husband and father.
Until we meet again!!
He was a veteran of WWII and will receive a military funeral at
Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508.
Sherm Hansen, 89, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Carol Lee Bieber, 76, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Ernie Dewayne Brown, 50, of Foley, Alabama passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021.
Darlene Marie Niemiec was granted her angel wings on December 25, 2021. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Darlene had touched and loved throughout her very memorable life.
Darlene was born on July 28, 1947 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to Mary Puerschner Soboleski and John Puerschner.
Darlene was in the Class of ‘65 at Perth Amboy High. She began her career working at Johnson & Johnson while her husband was studying at Princeton. She then studied Business Information Systems at Drake Business School, which led her to hold several jobs that allowed her to fulfill her desire to look after others, such as her role as a Disability Hearing Court Reporter and a substitute teacher. She was born and raised in New Jersey, but moved to Texas in the 80’s where she lovingly raised her 3 children. When she was 55 she moved to her lifetime island dream getaway: Navarre, Florida. She loved summertime, especially in her natural habitat of the beach. She had drawers of seashells and never minded the smell of the salt air or the feeling of sand beneath her toes.
Darlene had many hobbies including her love of tennis, reading, antique shopping, singing (especially the Beatles), and traveling. From Alaska to Greece to Budapest, many beautiful corners of the world were touched by her beautiful soul.
Throughout the years, she had many beloved kitty cats, most recently “Boo”, “Pixie”, and “Harley”. Though her cats were black and white, Darlene’s life was full of color. From her "Blue Haven" beach house, hot pink lipstick, and colorful manicures of red and pink, she always had a brightness about her, and just being around her made your life more colorful too.
Darlene will be remembered for her beautiful blue eyes and contagious smile. When “Hurricane Darlene” came around, you knew you were going to be entertained, loved, and feel her generosity, as she was one of the most giving people a person could know. She gave gifts, advice, and love that everyone who knew her could carry with them forever.
The Christmas season was one of her favorite times of the year. She loved to bake gingerbread men, pies, watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and give every person she knew a thoughtful gift. Every year she made her traditional Christmas Eve dinner with our family, filled with exciting superstitions and blessing each of us with honey on our foreheads. Darlene embodied the giving spirit of Christmas all throughout her life, and now she is sleeping “in heavenly peace”, finally able to embrace her son David in the Lord’s Kingdom.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents Mary Soboleski & John Puerschner; big brother, Jack Puerschner; former spouse, Donald W. Niemiec and her cherished son, David Charles Niemiec.
Darlene is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Niemiec Mock and son in law, Scott Mock and her two beloved grandchildren, Avery Elizabeth Mock and Taylor Scott Mock who called her “Grammy”; her son, Darin Michael Niemiec; her brother, Lawrence Puerschner and sister in law, Maria Puerschner; niece & Goddaughter, Leslie Koch and husband, Eddie Koch; great niece, Savanna Koch; great nephew, Brandon Koch; nephew & Godson, Carl Puerschner and wife, Chrissa Puerschner; great nephews, Carl & Gabe Puerschner and great niece, Emily Puerschner; and her sweet kitty, Harley.
We will be doing a celebration of life for Darlene in New Jersey at a future date. Please contact the family if you wish to be contacted regarding those plans.
Darlene’s signature with every email she wrote ended with: “There’s A Place In Heaven for the Mother of Two Boys.... I'm counting on it!.. "Love Your Life" by D.C.N.
Now it’s your time to fly high in that magic kingdom you have always dreamed about Dar. We will love and miss you FOREVER, but we know you will be watching and protecting us as you always have…..from YOUR special place in Heaven!
David Bailey Turner, 80, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021.
Brady Dacey Boland, 35, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021.
Earnestine McLain, 73, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021.
Linda Sue Parker, 79, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 with visitation at 10:00 AM and service at 11:00 AM at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Reginald Lee Grooms, 78, of Pace, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Family-Funeral & Cremation,
5627 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Louise Douglas, 94, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Edward Leonard Wollard, 86, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Mary Jane Gendreau, 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Michael Clarence McVay, born July 27,1965 passed away December 20, 2021
After graduating from Escambia High School, he continued his education and started McVay Business Services and was a volunteer firefighter at Warrington fire department. Mike moved to Houston Texas for a while to follow his dreams and continue his professional career. He then returned to Pensacola and started his business again. His business thrived and he took very good care of his clients.
Mike loved his family, friends and clients so much. He was thoughtful, giving and loving. His vision and determination have impacted the lives of many in Pensacola and beyond.
He will be greatly missed by his wonderful family, the Jones Family, his many friends, and devoted employee, Perdido Bay Tribe and clients.
Mike is survived by his loving parents Jerry and Pattie McVay, Marguerite and Chuck Haskell, beloved sister Laurie McVay Jones and Lana.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Family Funeral and Cremation Pensacola Florida, Visitation at 2pm and service will start at 3pm.
Harriet A. Williams, 75 Passed away during the night of December 20th after a long illness. She had been a resident of Waterford at Creekside Pensacola Community for several months. She and her husband James P. Williams had resided in North Hill for 25 years at 407 West Desoto Street, Pensacola.
Harriet was born April 30, 1946, the daughter of the late Burgess and Anna Newton of Canandaigua, New York.
She graduated from Canandaigua Academy. Later she attended Erie County Technical Institute near Buffalo, New York. In June 1971 she received an associate in Applied Science in Nursing from the Community College of the Finger Lakes and practiced at the Veterans Hospital in Canandaigua. Harriet continued her education at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York where she was granted a certificate in Nurse Practitioner Studies. She and her daughter Christine moved to Ithaca, New York and she was employed by Cornell University in the Student Health Clinic. On January 6,1979 she married James Williams of Canandaigua, New York. They went to Flagstaff, Arizona later that year. Harriet worked in private practice in Flagstaff and for a short period of time was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to run a clinic of the Navajo Reservation. She was granted a Federal Certificate to practice as a Physician assistant. They moved to Camp Verde, Arizona where they bought a small homestead where they enjoyed having horses, chickens and the out-of-doors. Harriet continued to work in private practice and taught Physical Education at Yavapai College in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Harriet's love for art enabled her to develop Deco Fx in which she enhanced local homes and businesses with murals, designs and decorations.
During March 1996 Harriet and Jim moved to Pensacola, Florida where she worked for Baptist Hospital and continued her education. She attended the university Of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama and completed a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. She also attended the Arizona School of Health Science and was granted a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Harriet Williams was an intelligent avid outdoor person, she enjoyed archery, tennis, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding and just being alive. She was a gifted artist who participated in numerous shows in the Pensacola area.
She is survived by her daughter Christine Botha who resides in the Auston Texas area, Dr. Larry Newton of Los Angles, California and her husband Dr. James Williams who lives in Pensacola.
Harriet's remains will be cremated and returned to the world she loved so much.
Her favorite charities include, Dementia, and Alzheimer research and St. Jude Research Hospital.
Thomas Harold Donlon, 85, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021.
John Allen McDonald, 55, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021.