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Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 172

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Date: Monday, 15 October 2012, at 9:09 a.m.



James "Jim" David Dandeneau, age 70, of Pensacola, died Sunday, December 28, 2003.

Jim was born and raised in Dover, NH. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam.

Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Dandeneau.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two daughters Belinda Drake of Lexington, KY and Paula Kramer of Greensburg, PA; five sons David Dandeneau of Charlotte, NC, Mark Dandeneau of Berea, KY, Glen Dandeneau of Berea, KY, Russell Dandeneau of Murray, KY, and Douglas Watt of Jeannette, PA; 13 grandchildren including Nicholas Dandeneau and Michelle Dandeneau both of Pensacola; four great grandchildren including Ryan Dandeneau of Pensacola; two sisters Suzanne Orr and Louise Le Brecque, a brother Robert Dandeneau all of New Hampshire, and a brother Skippy St. Laurent of Maine.

Trahan Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Sincere appreciation is extended to Covenant Hospice for their love and compassion during Jim's illness. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice.



Donna B. Dobbins, 48, of Milton, Florida died suddenly Friday, December 26, 2003.

Donna was born February 22, 1955 at the Pensacola Naval Hospital. She was a l973 graduate of Escambia High School and the following year completed the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Pensacola Junior College. She also attended the Registered Nursing Program at PJC. Donna continued her education at the University of West Florida and received a B.A. Degree. She attended the University of South Florida where she received her Teaching Certificate in Special Education. Then, she obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling from Troy State University, and later became a Florida State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Upon her achieving both State and National Certifications, she established and owned a private practice at East Hill Counseling Services. Donna was a gentle, kind and compassionate person, who was multi-talented and dedicated to the treatment of human suffering. She was passionate for mental health counseling and served many people in the community. Donna attended St. Sylvester's Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and assisted the Parish Nursing Program. Donna was an animal advocate her entire life and rescued many animals. She was a member of the World Wildlife Organization, saving elephants and endangered species.She was preceded in death by her paternal Grandmother Inez Fay Dobbins and maternal Grandparents, Thomas and Edith Gannon.

She is survived by her loving and devoted parents, Don and Barbara Dobbins; devoted best friend, Cathy Sewell; Aunts, Jane Hurst of Meridian, Mississippi, Dorothy Abbott of Pensacola, multiple cousins in the U.S; Uncle Leslie, Uncle Tom, Aunt Janice, Aunt Margaret and many cousins in Northwestern England. She leaves many friends and colleagues who loved and admired her.

Special acknowledgement and appreciation is extended to the families of Jim Sewell, Joe Sewell and Robert Wilson for their love and support during this difficult time.

Donna's love for animals is reflected in her adoption and care for Buster, Kirby, Isabelle, Molly, Lilly, Jack, Chiquita, Weaver and the late Kitty, Bobby and Joy. They will miss the sensitive, individual loving touch that Donna and only Donna possessed.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm Friday, January 2, 2004 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Warrington, with Rev. Msgr. Michael Reed and Rev. Msgr. John T. Cassidy officiating. Floral tributes accepted or donations to the Wildlife Sanctuary or the Humane Society in Donna's honor.



Ulysse (Corn) Harrison, Sr. age 58, of Pensacol died December 26, 2003.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Felecia Harrison and Angela Harrison; 3 sons, Gary Harrison, Terry Harrison and Kenya Harrison all of Pensacola, FL; 4 sisters, Johnnie Mae Culbreath of Miami, FL, Elizabeth Randolph, Ruby Jackson and Shirley (John)Gaylord; 2 brothers; Robert Harrison and Larry (Jackie) Harrison all of Pensacola, FL; grandson; aunt; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be at 1:30 PM Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Johnson, Sr. of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Friends may call Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 2, 2004.



Leah Joseph, age 71, of Pensacola died Thursday, December 25, 2003 in a local hospital.

Survivors include daughter, Vivian Donaldson; grandchildren, Christopher, George and Joshua Dixon and Earl Donaldson, Jr. as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday January 3, 2004 at Exodus Temple United Pentecostal Church with Bishop Henry Walker of Emmanuel Holiness Church officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens.

Benboe Funeral Home will make arrangements.

Friends may call Emmanuel Holiness Church from 6 to 7 PM Friday.


Hazel Knott 80, a recent resident of Pensacola, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003. She had spent most of her retirement years in Deltona, Florida where she enjoyed bowling and playing cards with friends.

Ms. Knott was born in Meridian MS on August 8, 1923 and is survived by her son Robert A. Knott of Pensacola (Pat Knott), her daughter Judith L. Knott of Elk Grove, CA (Ron Morris), and her two grandchildren, Meredith L. Knott and Ethan S. Knott of Columbus, GA. Also surviving are her brothers George T. Allen of Florence, AL, David S. Allen of Columbus, MS. and Gerald Allen of Granada Hills, CA.

Hazel graduated from Meridian High School and Meridian Jr. College. She was married to Robert C. Knott from 1945 until his death in 1969. She worked as a secretary in the civil service where she received an outstanding rating while at Meridian NAS and at the Charleston, SC Shipyard. She was an accomplished seamstress and pianist.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, January 4 at Barham Funeral Home on Hwy 39 No. Graveside services will be held at Magnolia cemetery on Monday, January 5 at 11 AM. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice or to Hope Village for Children of Meridian, Mississippi.

Local Arrangements entrusted to Cedar Hill Chapel Funeral Home. 850-478-5000




Mable Brantley "Ginny Mom" Morris, age 78, of Pensacola, FL died December 30, 2003 at home.

She was a retiree of Gayfers and a member of Olive Baptist Church. She was a Loving, Dedicated Mother, Grandmother, Sister & Aunt. "Ginny Mom" will be missed so dearly by all. She was a very special woman who touched and blessed so many lives.

Survivors include a brother Johnny Mac of Old Texas, AL; beautiful sisters: Beatrice of Monroeville, AL, Eulyn of Mathews, AL, Louise of Old Texas, AL; sons: Brantley Morris of Orlando, FL, Marty Morris (Verteen) of Pace, FL, Douglas Morris (Kim) of Nashville, TN; Grandchildren: Stacey (Jason), Todd (Laura), Robby, Emily, Garrett & Parker. Great grandchildren: Gatlin & Camden. Services will be held at Bethel Methodist Church, Saturday, January 3, 2003 Old Texas, AL with Brother J.W. Land, officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Tony Brantley, Johnny Brantley, Perry Owens, Chuck Owens, Mike Owens, Mark Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be: George Owens, Jr, Julian Owens, Charles Owens, Tripp Stallworth & Scott Owens.

FAITH CHAPEL SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may call at Faith Chapel from 6 to 8pm, Friday, Jan. 2. Contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice.



Cherry Gorham Partington, 64, of Pensacola, died on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at her home.

Cherry was born in Winchester, Virginia and was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Hellen Gorham. Educated in Virginia as a teacher, Cherry's special gift was helping children with learning challenges. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church since she moved to Pensacola in 1967. She was a gentle and loving spirit whose great joy was telling stories about the love of God to her 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School classes.

Cherry is survived by her husband, Don; sons and daughters-in law and grandchildren: Bruce and Beth Partington and their children, Gorham and Graybill; Philip and Amy Partington and their children, Will and Elizabeth; and Sang and Sandra Partington and their children, Tori and Michael.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church (Wright at Palafox), Pensacola, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2004.

The family will greet friends in the Parish Hall at Christ Episcopal Church at the conclusion of the service.

Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

The family desires publicly to express thanks and appreciation to all of Cherry's many friends who provided loving care during her illness and for the excellent and loving medical care provided by Baptist Hospital, Dr. Allen Patton and the Staff of Hematology Oncology Associates; Dr. Bill Weaver and the staff of Baptist Radiation Oncology; her surgeons, Dr. Jane Benson and Dr. Peter Courcy; Dr. Tom Williams, Dr. Jim Stringfield, special Doctor friends Dr. Harry R. Cramer and Dr. Jimmy E. Jones, and Covenant Hospice, each of whom helped ease her cancer journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Gorham Kanuga Scholarship Fund" at Christ Episcopal Church, PO Box 12683, Pensacola, Florida, 32591-2683, the Pensacola Opera Children's programs, PO Box 1790, Pensacola, Florida 32591-1790 or to a favorite charity.



Edward Joseph Rhodes, Jr., 53, died December 31, 2003.

Born January 9, 1950 in Bangor, Maine, Joe was raised in Mississippi and has lived in Pensacola for the past 25 years. He served in the US Air Force. In 1974, he established the Credit Bureau of Brandon, Mississippi. He served as president of the Credit Bureau of Pensacola for 10 years, and was presently the owner of Sun South Systems, Inc.

Joe was a master gardener, expert carpenter and builder, gourmet cook, avid hunter, loyal friend and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Joseph, Sr..

He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters, Blair and Kim; son, Joseph III (Samantha); two granddaughters, Summer Marie and Kara Rene; mother, Florene Rhodes of Forest , MS; sister, Pat Lewis of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Chris Rhodes of Forest, MS; two nieces, Kacey Lewis and Rhianna Rhodes and three nephews Robert Podvia (Kristan), David Podvia (Kristi), and Chris Rhodes.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, January 2, 2003 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Deleo officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 11:00 AM on Friday.

Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

YEARGIN, D. Allen, 85, of Lakeland died Monday. Gentry- Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland.
January 21, 1998

BARRETT, Michael F., 90, of Clearwater died Monday. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater.
January 22, 1998

CARON, Eugene J., 84, of New Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday. National Cremation Society, Holiday.
January 22, 1998

GAFFNEY, Thomas Patrick, 60, of Clearwater died Tuesday. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
January 22, 1998

GOURLIE, Allyn E., 81, of Dunedin died Wednesday. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
January 22, 1998

MILLER, Beverly S., 59, of Tarpon Springs died Monday. North Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
January 22, 1998

ORVIINASKY, Clarence Edward, 68, of Clearwater died Tuesday. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater.
January 22, 1998

SUMMERS, Lelia, 89, of Palm Harbor died Tuesday. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Chapel.
January 22, 1998

TROTTER, Tennie Belle, 85, of Clearwater died Monday. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater.
January 22, 1998

VALICENTI, Nick C., 76, of Clearwater died Tuesday. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater.
January 22, 1998

ARSENAULT, Philip A., 74, of Winter Haven died Tuesday. Lane-Holt Funeral Home, Haines City.
January 22, 1998

DANIEL, Thomas Wayne, 40, of Lakeland died Tuesday. Heath Funeral Chapel, Lakeland.
January 22, 1998

FORCE, John Miles, 82, of Winter Haven died Wednesday. Crisp-Coon Funeral Homes, Winter Haven.
January 22, 1998

FURMAN, Ben B., 85, of Lake Wales died Jan. 15. Epps Mortuary, Lake Wales.
January 22, 1998

GOMEZ, Samuel G., 59, of Lakeland died Friday. Heath Funeral Chapel, Lakeland.
January 22, 1998

HOLCOMBE, Bobbie J., 59, of Lakeland died Monday. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.
January 22, 1998

KEISER, Ruth A., 57, of Lakeland died Tuesday. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.
January 22, 1998

MORRIS, James J., 75, of Winter Haven died Tuesday. Lane-Holt Funeral Home, Haines City.
January 22, 1998

PERSING, Marquita Keene, 52, of Lake Wales died Sunday. Lane-Holt Funeral Home, Haines City.
January 22, 1998

SMITH, Terry Robin, 46, of Lake Wales died Jan. 15. Epps Mortuary, Lake Wales.
January 22, 1998

WASHINGTON, Cleola Wright, 79, of Sumner, Ga., died Jan. 15. Williams Funeral Home, Bartow.
January 22, 1998

WIER, Edmund C., 69, of Winter Haven died Wednesday. Mitchell-Harden Funeral Home, Winter Haven.
January 22, 1998

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