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Ramsey, William  
William Cecil Ramsey Melbourne Beach, FL William Cecil Ramsey, 81, died at home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was born on October 12, 1933 to Grover and Lillian Dillahunty Ramsey in Horatio, Arkansas. His family includes his wife of 17 years, Barbara Ramsey; children, Kelly (Donald) Moes, Lisa (Rick) Ekstrom, William Cecil Ramsey, Jr.; stepchildren, Kathleen (Vance) Mattis, Colleen (David) Taylor, David (Christine) Sheridan; grandchildren, Shannon, Ricky, Connor, Nikki, Reese; step-grandchildren, Tommy, Sarah, Emily, David, David, Jr.; and great-grandchild, Cobie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda and brother, Leslie Ovia Ramsey. For over 30 years he worked for the Department of Defense in Pensacola, FL and at Pensacola Christian College for five years where he loved working with the students. Military honors will be accorded when he is laid to rest with his first wife Wanda, at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, on Thursday, February 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm. Please consider donations to Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904. Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S. Hickory St., Melbourne, FL (321) 724-2222. Share memories and sign the family guestbook at www.afcfcare.com . Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Feb. 25, 2015
Reeves, Bill F.  
Bill F. Reeves 1937-2015 Bill F. Reeves, of Gulf Breeze, FL, passed away at his home on February 20, 2015. Bill was born in Columbus, Georgia, September 18, 1937 to Joseph Bartley and Eva Pearl Reeves. Bill frequently remarked that he felt so fortunate to have attended Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus where Robert M. Barr was the band director. Mr. Barr built the band from 17 students to over 200 members and, with Bill playing the trombone, led the band to win the American Legion Award as the nation's outstanding high school band in 1952. Mr. Barr was a major influence in Bill's youth and he instilled in him a lifelong love of music. Bill auditioned and was accepted by the Columbus Symphony while still a high school student. After relocating to the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area in the early 60's, he returned to Columbus many times to play the trombone in the Bob Barr Community Band and always enjoyed the fellowship of the other band members. Bill enjoyed a successful career, spanning over 30 years at the Pensacola Sears in the floor covering division. A recipient of many sales awards over the years, he was noted for being a man of outstanding character whose word was his bond. He had a gregarious nature and was always quick with a joke. Nothing pleased him more than getting together with his buddies at Sears for a trip down to Hopkins Boarding House for lunch, or after retirement, an employee get together. After settling in Gulf Breeze in 1968, Bill became an avid supporter of the Dolphins sports program where he was a familiar face at many football and basketball games. Bill was preceded in death by his sister Betty Jo Williams who passed away February 7, 2015. Bill was a loving husband, a devoted father, a proud grandparent and great-grandparent. He was a fine man who was loved and respected by his entire family. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carole Marie Reeves, his son Kevin M. Reeves, daughter in-law Susan E. Reeves, four grandchildren, William S. Reeves, Benjamin M. Reeves, Samantha M. Reeves, and Joanna E. Reeves as well as two beautiful great-granddaughters, Lottie B. Reeves and Kyla E. Reeves. As requested by the deceased, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to: Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, 105 North S Street, Pensacola, FL, 32505. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2015
Retired, Richard L. Hawthorne Commander  
Richard L. Hawthorne, Commander Retired 1934 - 2015 Richard L. Hawthorne, Commander Retired, 80. Beloved father and grandfather passed away on Friday morning, February 27th 2015. Richard was born in Ohio in 1934 but was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida prior to enlisting in the United States Navy at age 17. He is preceded in death by his father John, mother Ann and daughter Susan. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Catherine Hawthorne, sons Richard (wife Teresa), Michael (wife Laurie) and five grandchildren, Lindsey, Matthew, Kyle, Emily and Christopher. Commander Hawthorne enlisted in the United States Navy in 1953. During his tenure he rose to the rank of Commander. His distinguished career included service in Vietnam, graduating from the Naval War College and the University of Rhode Island. He was stationed on numerous ships and land bases during his service. This included, the USS Wainwright, USS Shakori, NSD Subic Bay, NSGA Edzell Scotland, CNET Pensacola, COMSTOREREG Pensacola. He retired in 1983 after a final tour at Pensacola NAS. The family will receive friends and family at Oak Lawn Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2015 from 2-4pm. There will be a small service at 3pm. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a date yet to be determined. OAK LAWN FUNERAL HOME is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.oaklawnfunerals.com . Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 3, 2015
Reynes, Joseph  
Joseph Reynes 1934 - 2015 Major USAF Ret. REYNES, (Major USAF Ret.) Joseph Jr., runner, fighter pilot, former Mayor of Gulf Breeze—and beloved husband, father, and grandfather—went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2015. Joe was born in Medina, New York, March 1, 1934 to Joseph and Alice Jay Reynes. Visit Roselawn-FH.com to share memories, sign the guestbook and read more about his incredible life and military career. Joseph is survived by a large and loving family who will miss him dearly: his wife, LaRita Foster Reynes; son, Major General Joseph Reynes Jr. (Karen), Norfolk, VA; daughter, Lisa Marie Reynes, Maywood, FL; daughter, Jeannette Prochaska (Eric), Gulf Breeze, FL; six grandchildren: Marin Reynes, Washington, D.C.; Robert Jason Fifield, Montgomery, AL (Amanda); Sgt. First Class Joseph Etienne Reynes, Ft Bragg, NC; Lyndsey Diane Fifield, Washington D.C.; Samuel Goodwin Fifield, Kansas City, MO; Harrison Royal Prochaska, Gulf Breeze, FL. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Pensacola Beach Community Church. Visitation with the family will begin 30 minutes prior to service time. Internment with full military honors will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home of Gulf Breeze. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 1, 2015
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