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Simpson, Ada J.  
Ada J. Simpson, 83, of Panama City, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Callaway. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 19, 2014
Spiva, Lois Louise Ashburn*  
Lois Louise Ashburn Spiva, 85, of Panama City, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014. She was born on January 18, 1929 in Holt, Florida. She was a retired owner of the Gospel Book and Gift Shop. She was a member of the Springfield Community Church and a very well-known gifter of the Holy Bible. She was a faithful participant with the Council on Aging. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brown V. Spiva, Sr.; son, Brown V. "Joe" Spiva, Jr; father, Garland L. Ashburn; mother, W. Mabel Ashburn; brother, G.C. Ashburn; sisters, Flora A. Cooksey, Vernie A. Johnson, Lyndall S. Ashburn, Martha A. Shoemaker. She is survived by her two grandchildren, Brown V. Spiva III (Belinda); Stephanie Spiva; and three great grandchildren, Brandon Cook, Keaton Spiva, Gage Wicks; one great great grandchild, Braylon Cook; and siblings, Ethel Lambrecht, Syble Daniels, Rev. William G. Ashburn, David C. Ashburn (Helen), Robert C. Ashburn (Sandy); and over 250 family members to include nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donny Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Council on Aging in memory of Lois Spiva. Wilson Funeral Home Family Owned Since 1911 214 Airport Road Panama City, Fla. 850-785-5272
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 17, 2014
Spiva, Lois Louise Ashburn  
Lois Louise Ashburn Spiva, 85, of Panama City, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Council on Aging in memory of Lois Spiva.
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 16, 2014
Terry, Kayla Nicole*  
Kayla Nicole Terry, 27, of Youngstown, FL, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. She loved going to the beach and being outdoors. She also enjoyed movies and traveling. There was so much to see in her own backyard. Kayla was an animal lover and had an immense sense of empathy and helping others through volunteering. She focused her volunteering efforts with Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army. She is survived by her spouse of 9 year, Chris Morris; mother, Sandy Moody; two brothers, Dayven Moody and Noah Wilkerson; sister, Linsi Wilkerson; maternal grandmother, Peggy Mauldin; maternal grandfather, James Ellis; and numerous aunts and uncles. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Grady Booth officiating. Her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Those wishing can make donations to her favorite charities, Toys for Tots or the Salvation Army. To extend condolences, visit www.heritagefhllc.com. Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, Fla. 850-785-1316
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 17, 2014
Trainer, Maryann  
Services for Maryann Trainer will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 17, 2014
Wilbanks Jr. , Proctor Bonham*  
Proctor Bonham Wilbanks, Jr., 74, of Panama City, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014. Proctor was born in Greenville, SC, and lived in this area for the last 8 years. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and retired from the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL. Proctor was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his brother, Michael Wilbanks and wife Stephanie of Panama City; 2 nephews, Christopher Dylan Wilbanks and wife Christy and Troy Edward Wilbanks and wife Casey; and a niece, Samantha Michelle Wilbanks-Allen and husband Matthew. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM Friday, December 19, 2014, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with military honors offered by the US Army will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-763-4694 www.kentforestlawn.com
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 17, 2014
Williams, James Devane*  
James Devane Williams, 90 of Valparaiso, Florida passed away on December 16, 2014. He was born May 19, 1924 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Dougal and Nellie Mae Williams. Devane was a native of Holmes County Florida and attended Bonifay High School and Bethlehem High School, graduating in 1943. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Altair during World War II and was a Civil Service employee for more than 37 years. He was an avid fisherman/hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. He had many hobbies, including but not limited to photography, wine making, woodworking, gardening, net tying and grilling. He had a wonderful sense of humor, generous with his time and was kind hearted. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Niceville where he served as treasurer, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Methodist Men's Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Amy Luverne Whitaker Williams; four children, Carl (Joan) Williams of FL, Stanley (Shirley) Williams of NC, Dennis Williams of FL, Anita (Dennis) Townsend of GA; eight grandchildren, Keith (Ashley) Williams of FL, Curtis Williams of USAF, Amy (Colby) Jackson of NC, Chad (Roxanne) Williams of NC, JaeDe (Michelle) Williams of FL, Amber Williams of GA, Clinton Townsend of GA, Malori Townsend of GA; nine great-grandchildren, Noah, Anna, Avery, William, Kennedy, Reddeck, Merideth, Jacob, Ander; four sisters, Helen Robinson of AL, Mary Yenyo of OH, Bobby (Fletch) Kee of FL, Olivia Smith of NH; two brothers, Andrew 'Junior' Williams of VA, Alford (Janice) Williams of FL; also many nephews & nieces. He was preceded in death by son, Hugh Brian Williams. Funeral services will be conducted at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Friday 11:30 AM, December 19, 2014 with visitation 1 hour before service and interment in the church cemetery. Reverend Matthew Rich of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and Reverend Dr. Jeff Spicer of Mary Esther United Methodist Church will officiate. Peel Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 220 Eglin Parkway Northeast, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 or Bethlehem UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Dan Smith, 1517 HWY 177, Bonifay, FL 32425. Peel Funeral Home Bonifay, Fla. 301 E. Evans Ave. 850-547-4144
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 18, 2014

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Alexander, Michael Wayne  
Michael Wayne Alexander, 67, of Panama City Beach, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Memorial services will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery at a later date. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 15, 2014
Anker, Kjell*  
Captain Kjell Anker, of West Dover, Vermont, formerly of Panama City, died on October 27, 2014, at age 81, of a hemorrhagic stroke at Grace Cottage Hospital Hospice, Townshend, Vermont. Born in Nesna, Norway, he graduated from Styrmannseksamen, Norway's Navigational College in Oslo. He received a license in radar and gyro from Kristiansand Institute, Norway; a Diving and Diving Theory degree from Oslo University, and an Administrative Business degree from the University of Southampton, England. At the age of twenty-six Kjell received his license "to perform the duties of master/captain on all motor or steam vessels of any gross tonnage in international service on any bodies of water on Earth." He began his maritime career at fifteen years of age on Norway's three-masted training ship, "Sorlandet," and honed his seamanship skills with Nils Ebbsen Shipping Co., Oslo, Norway; National Bulk Carriers, N.Y., New York; La Dano Linjen A/S, Norway; and Thoresen Car Ferries, LTD, South Hampton, England. During his merchant ship career, Kjell was most proud of his service on the "TS/S Belocean" stationed near Korea. He was nineteen years old and felt honored to be assigned to a vessel bringing supplies to United States soldiers fighting in the Korean War. As the Port of Miami, Florida, was positioning itself to become the leader in the U.S. passenger cruise ship industry, Kjell was recruited by Norwegian Caribbean Lines to become Captain of the "M/S Sunward" and later the "M/S Starward." After twenty-five years and ten months of actual sea time, he traded life at sea for maritime industry management, becoming Port Captain for Hess Oil Virgin Island Corporation in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. While there he was appointed Royal Norwegian Consul to St. Croix by King Olav VI of Norway. He was next asked by Cruise East/The Thoresen Group in the Republic of Singapore to accept the position of Maritime Superintendent. Kjell ended his career in the shipping industry as Vice President and Fleet A Manager, with Stolt-Nielsen, Inc., U.S.A., retiring in 1995 to Vermont, where in 1997 he became a United States citizen. He died as he lived, with great dignity, stoicism, courage, impeccable integrity, and genuine concern for others. Modesty was one of his strongest virtues, thus he would be mortified at this public exposé of his accomplishments. There will be no public memorial service. Kjell is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Andrea (Hobbs) Anker; his son, BjØrn Kristian Anker and wife, Cathrine; grandchildren, Caroline and Kristian Frederik; sisters, Kirsten Pedersen and Unn Anker; and brother Torgeir Anker; along with nieces and nephews; and Sasha, his beloved Chow Chow. Kjell's ashes will be divided and dispersed to the Norwegian Sea and a mountain peak in Norway, the Gulf of Mexico off the U.S. coast and a mountain peak in Vermont, as well as, West Dover Cemetery. Donations in Kjell's memory may be directed to Grace Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 1, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend, VT 05353 or to a charity of one's choice.
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 12, 2014
Bass, Nancy Virginia Webb*  
On Dec. 11, 2014, at 100 years of age, Nancy Virginia Webb Bass, a longtime resident of Panama City, passed peacefully to be with her Maker. She was born on July 29, 1914 to Hugh Inman and Mary Virginia (Crozier) Webb in Blakely, Ga. Nancy Virginia had been a longtime resident of Panama City since the 1920s. She was a graduate of Bay County High School in the class of 1932, a faithful and life-long member of the United Methodist Church, a long-standing member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a founding member of the Junior Women's Club. She married Robert Harper Bass at her mother's home on Grace Avenue on April 11, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Virginia Phares and Barbara Bass Snead; grandchildren, Mary Virginia Watson, Robert Gaston Phares, and Robert Harper Lanton; great-grandchildren, Trevor Watson, Nancy Virginia Watson and Lana Morgan Watson. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in the chapel at First United Methodist Church of Panama City with the Reverend Steve Rascoe officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Shaddai Transportation Fund. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or expressed at www.kentforestlawn.com Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, FL 32405 850-763-4694 www.kentforestlawn.com
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Dec. 14, 2014
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