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Curry Jr., Kenneth  
LtCol Kenneth D. Curry, Jr. USMC (ret.) 1933-2015 LtCol Kenneth D. Curry, Jr. USMC (ret.) passed away August 23, 2015. He was born December 5, 1933 in Washington, DC but resided most of his life in Hattiesburg, MS. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1951. He attended Mississippi Southern College several years before entering the Naval Cadet Flight Program in Pensacola, FL. He earned his wings in 1955 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USMC. His first assignment in a distinguished military career was squadron VMA-333 in Miami, FL. His many other assignments over the years included; attending US Naval Postgraduate School for Meteorology. He served a tour in Iwakuni, Japan and one in Cherry Point, NC as a meteorologist. He was assigned duty to Marine Attack Squadron VMA-533 in Cherry Point, NC; selected for US Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, MD where he served as a weapons systems test pilot three years flying A-4, F-8, A-6 and EA-6 aircraft. He completed Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, VA after which he served in Vietnam, with Third Marine Division. After Vietnam, he completed his degree in Chemistry/Math at the University of Southern Mississippi on the Bootstrap Program. At the US Naval Test Center, Point Mugu, CA, he served as Project Director for Air-to-Surface Weapons flying A7-E, A-3, TA-4 and A-4 B, B. E. M. He served as Commanding Officer for HMS-12 in Iwakuni, Japan before being assigned to the NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy. After completing the school, he was assigned duty as a Staff Intelligence Officer at the NATO Defense Command, Naples, Italy for two years. He retired upon his request after twenty-three years of service. Colonel Curry returned to Hattiesburg to begin what would be a twenty year career in education. He instructed in Chemistry, Physics, and Math at several area schools; Beeson Academy, Hattiesburg Preparatory, Columbia Academy and finally Lumberton High School. During his teaching career, he was bestowed the honor of "Star Teacher" seven times. Kenneth and his wife, Marilyn, moved to Pensacola, FL in 1997. Since moving to Pensacola, he has served as President of the Board for Windchase Bay Condominiums for fifteen years or more. He was a member of the Pensacola Lions Club and a member of the Order of Daedalians. He enjoyed his time with his golf buddies and the Thursday morning breakfast club. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Kenneth D. Curry, Sr. and Mary Curry. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn, one son, Kenneth D. Curry, III and two daughters, Karen Zumbro and Cheryl Kay Curry; two sisters, Ann Aldridge and Patty Talbot; three grandchildren, Kristopher Zumbro, Kristin Zumbro and Cody Woolam and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 28th at Family-Funeral and Cremation on Plantation Drive, Pensacola, FL and inurnment with military honors on September 2 at 10:15 a.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, please make donations to the Lions Club of Pensacola, Wounded Warriors or Fisher House. Family-Funeral & Cremation is handling arrangements. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 27, 2015
Davis, Joyce  
Joyce Childrers Davis Joyce Childers Davis, widow of John W. Davis, passed from this world on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in Las Cruces, NM. She was born near Louisville, IL on 27 October 1927. She was a long time member of West Pensacola Baptist Church. In better times, she had been active in the Warrington Lodge Elkettes and the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. She loved Pensacola, its history, people, and beauty and has at last come home. She is survived by her two sons, Douglas Kincaid of Holt Summit, MO, and Mark (Craig) Kincaid of Las Cruces, NM; three grandchildren, Rachael (David) Stanley of Knoxville, TN, Clay (Eve) Kincaid of St. Louis, MO, and Anthony Kincaid of Tampa, FL; sister, Jan Blair of Manitoe, IL; and special friend, Anne Fleming of Las Cruces, NM. Visitation will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 N. New Warrington Rd. Pensacola, FL 32506. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Barrancas National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or the Elks Youth Camp and Therapy Program. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 25, 2015
Dewberry, Barbara  
Barbara Alice Dewberry 1928-2015 Barbara Alice Dewberry, 86, of Pensacola, FL passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born September 6, 1928, the second youngest of 12 children. She worked at Monsanto, Hancock Fabrics and TG&Y. Barbara was a member of the Bellview Homemakers Club, Myrtle Grove Senior Center. She was a very accomplished seamstress. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter B. Hannah and Barbara Ellen (Chamlee) Hannah; 11 brothers and sisters, her loving husband of fifty years, Richard Clell Dewberry and her son, Wayne Thomas Dewberry. She is survived by her daughters, Glenda Blalack (Robert), Margaret Schachle (Paul) and Barbara Jean Burke (Phillip); son, Curtis Dale Dewberry (Judy); 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and her daughter-in-law, Ellen Dewberry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice in Barbara's memory. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Homestead Village Assisted Living and Covenant Hospice. Pallbearers will be David Whittle, Josh Pulliam, Jacob Schachle and Benjamin Read. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons-in-law, Robert Blalack, Paul Schachle and Phillip Burke. Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Tony Schachle officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Home Primitive Baptist Cemetery. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 26, 2015
Dial III, Roosevelt  
Roosevelt Dial, III 1987 - 2015 Roosevelt Dial, III was born on November 24, 1987 to Roosevelt and Ola Mae Dial in Pensacola, FL. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Freewill Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Paul Jones, Sr. Later, he moved his membership to Powerhouse Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Bruce Gulley. Roosevelt began his education in the Escambia County School District. He played football and participated in weightlifting at Tate and Pine Forest High Schools. He graduated from Pine Forest in 2007. He would go on to win multiple awards and recognition for weightlifting. Roosevelt was very humble, giving and hardworking. He uplifted all around him with his smile, laughter and words of encouragement. Roosevelt loved his family and worked every day to better himself. He earned his CDL Class A license in Arkansas. He loved being on the road. Roosevelt used his love of the road as an employer at Emerald Coast Utilities Authority. Roosevelt departed his earthly life on Thursday, August 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Roosevelt Dial, Jr.; grandparents, Roosevelt and Hester Dial, Sr.; grandfather, Archie Lake, Sr.; aunt, Mattie Lee Adam; uncle, Archie Lake, Jr. and aunt Juanita Dial. Left to celebrate his life are his mother, Ola Mae Dial of Pensacola, FL; siblings, Rochelle Dial, Raven Dial, Coliscia Dial, Kidada Dial and Danzel Dial all of Florida; grandmother, Mattie Lee Lake and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until funeral service begins at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Freewill Ministries, 836 Michigan Avenue, Pensacola. Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 28, 2015
Duncan, VanGary  
Van Gary Duncan 1941-2015 Van Gary Duncan went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 26, 2015. He left this earth peacefully and entered the Gates of Heaven at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 9, 1941 in Gilbertsville, KY. He moved with his family to Pensacola, FL at the age of 11. He played football at Tate High School and graduated there in 1959. In 1960 he joined the United States Navy. During his Navy career, he earned many awards and medals. He received a Navy Commendation Medal from the Secretary of the Navy for his heroism in rescuing five shipmates from berthing compartments flooded with carbon dioxide gas on board the USS Mattabesset on July 17, 1968. He retired a Senior Chief from the Navy in 1980. He then worked Civil Service in Groton, CT for 10 years as supervisor of ship building. In 1992, he transferred to Pensacola, FL and worked 13 years at NAS, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed fishing, boating and taking care of his yard. His yard was always immaculate. He was also a master woodworker who could build anything. He was a member of Three Rivers Church in Seminole, AL. He loved God, his church, church family, and pastor. In 1989, he married Joan, the love of his life. He spent the rest of his life loving and taking care of his precious wife and children. He was a family man and always enjoyed being with family and telling old stories. He also adored his little dog "Scout". They were pretty much inseparable. He always had a smile and his laughter was contagious. He was loving, kindhearted and his integrity was beyond measure. If you knew him, you couldn't help but love him. He is preceded in death by his father, Van Hubert Duncan; his mother, Ruby Alice Leonard; and his sister, Donna Gail Duncan. He is survived by his wife, Joan Duncan; four children, Gerald (Karen) Campbell, Phyllis (Jeff) Craft, Bill (Karen) Campbell, and Steven (Shellie) Campbell; one brother, Cecil (Nancy) Duncan; two brothers-in-law, Donald McCrory and Benny McCrory; sister-in-law, Bonifay Stacey; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; one niece and one nephew; and many other friends and loved ones. We would like to give special thanks to Gentiva Hospice and special friend, Hazel Byrd, for making his last days comfortable. Anchors Aweigh, "Papa Honey", we wish you fair winds and following seas. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015 with Pastor Dan Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 8:30 a.m. prior to services. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 S. Hwy. 29, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com . Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 30, 2015
Eckles, Billie  
Billie Jeanne Eckles 1931 - 2015 Heaven received a true angel as our mother passed away on August 24, 2015 peacefully surrounded by her family. Billie Jeanne (BJ) Eckles, 83, was the family matriarch and incredible example of how to live life to the fullest. She loved her Lord, her family, and as much attention as she could garner. BJ had a beautiful voice and was at home performing for others. She loved her Belles and Beaux gang who performed for so many and was a superstar at her annual Senior Follies show. BJ adored her family, and taught her grandchildren that loving others was the key to life. Her wit, charm and talents were displayed every day, and have been passed on to her precious grandchildren. Billie Jeanne was a member of the Jazz Society of Pensacola, Over 55 Club and Daughters of the Nile. She was also the longest standing member of her beloved church, Saint Paul UMC, and will be missed greatly there where she cherished serving her Lord. Granny, as she was lovingly called by all, is survived by her children, John (Elizabeth), Pam (James), Steve (Teresa) and Cindy (Edward). She leaves behind her nine grandchildren and her nine great-grandchildren, and her dearest cousin Joann Padgett and family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Billy P. Eckles. A special thanks to Dr. Anita Westafer and Dr. Steven DeCesare for their loving care and special attention. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Lance Whorton. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM, service at 11:00 AM, followed by a reception at Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Floral arrangements will be accepted or donations may be made to St Paul United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home of Gulf Breeze. You may offer condolences, share memories and sign the guestbook at: www.roselawn-fh.com Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 26, 2015
Englebert, Truman  
Truman Mack Englebert "P-Nut" 1936 - 2015 Truman Mack Englebert, 79, of Pensacola, passed away on August 20, 2015. The son of sharecroppers, he was born in Gordo, AL in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, both before the age of 18. After marrying, he settled in the Pensacola area in 1967. He became a Journeyman Glazier by trade. After which, he was elected Business Agent for the Glazier's Local Union where he served two terms in office. Eventually he moved to Houston, TX, where he installed glasswork on many of the skyscrapers across the city line. During this time, he was also an instructor for the Glazier's Apprenticeship Program at Houston Community College. From there he went on to work in several major locations, including Los Angeles, Nashville, and the South Florida area. Rather than retire, he spent a number of years in sales at City Glass in Fort Walton Beach, FL. After which, he began driving for America's Auto Auction in Pensacola until his health required he focus on his well-being. Truman is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sybil Englebert; a daughter, Kathy Bourgeois (James); a nephew which he has raised since an early age, Wayne Tyner; a grandson, Corey Bourgeois, all from Pensacola; five sisters, Johnnie Creel, Jeane Moore, Hazel Williams, Rebecca Tingle, Carol Richardson (Aubrey); a brother, Travis Englebert (Nancy); an adopted brother, Johnny Englebert; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins, all from Alabama. The family will receive friends for visitation at Pensacola Memorial Gardens from 6-8 pm Wednesday, August 26th. Funeral will take place at the Funeral home at 1 pm Thursday, August 27th, 2015. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 25, 2015
Fette, Bill  
Bill Fette 1942 - 2015 Bill Fette was called home on August 23, 2015 after his long and courageous battle with cancer. Bill Harlan Fette was born May 11, 1942 in Spring, Texas to Ervin and Helen Fette. Bill moved to Kilgore, Texas at a young age and graduated from Kilgore High School as well as Kilgore Junior College. After receiving his degree, he was commissioned in the United States Navy to pursue a career in aviation. While attending Naval flight school in Pensacola, he met the love of his life, Debbie, and they were married August 12, 1967. During Bill's active duty military career, he served as an aerobatic flight instructor, served in the Vietnam War, and served as the personal crew for the Commander of the Pacific Fleet's DC-6 aircraft. Bill eventually left active duty service to pursue a commercial aviation career, but remained in the Navy Reserves and retired as a Commander with 20 years of service to his country. Bill relocated his family to Dallas/Ft. Worth in 1973 and began his commercial flying career. Bill flew a multitude of aircraft for several airlines over a 29 year career before retiring as an international Captain with American Airlines in 2002. After retiring from aviation, Bill and Debbie moved to Pensacola where he enjoyed owning and operating a charter fishing business and focusing on building their retirement home. Bill was a generous and kind soul with a quick witted, great sense of humor. Bill always loved life to the fullest, and was an amazing son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and uncle who dearly loved his family. Bill is predeceased by his parents Ervin and Helen Fette of Kilgore, TX. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Debbie; daughter, Kelli Redman of Pensacola, FL; son, Kevin (Tracie) of Cameron, NC; grandchildren, Drew, Zackary, Hannah, Raegan and Hudson; brothers, Robert of LaVeta, CO, Joe (Pat) of Kilgore, TX; and sister, Linda (Ken) of Palestine, TX, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am at the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit at 10650 Gulf Beach Highway on Saturday, August 29 with the Funeral Mass beginning at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bill's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, of which he was a strong supporter. 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 Aug. 27, 2015
Ganey, Walter  
Walter D. Ganey 1939 - 2015 Walter "Dubby" Ganey, 76, passed in peace on August 26, 2015, with his family by his side in Milton, FL. Dubby's passions were deer hunting, Alabama Football, reading and giving people nicknames. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Marie 'Daddy's Little Flower.' Survived by his loving wife, Rosa Marie 'Gertie', to whom he was married 56 wonderful years; his daughter, Sharon Leigh 'Daddy's Baby'; granddaughter, Jeanie Teed 'Jeanie Bear'; great-grandson, Tyler Douglas 'Tyler Bear'; great-granddaughter, Chaeli Grace 'Rosy Toesy' and Kenneth Boone 'Wang' and Claude Teed 'Clyde' who were like sons to him. The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm until the 2:00 pm funeral service. Burial will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Reverend Terrell Davis will officiate. Special thanks to all of his doctors and Emerald Coast Hospice. In lieu of flowers for those who wish, a donation may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice. The family has entrusted Pensacola Memorial Gardens with all arrangements. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 29, 2015
Hensel, Winifred  
Winifred Edith "Winnie" Hensel 1928-2015 Winifred Edith "Winnie" Hensel, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of August 20, 2015. Born in Pascagoula, MS, Winnie married the love of her life, Peter J. Hensel, Jr. at age 19, and together they raised four children; each of whom Winnie privately assured was "her favorite". Winnie, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother was known for her outgoing personality, quick wit and humor. She was an excellent cook, and would happily "share" her recipes, but somehow they never seemed to taste as good as when she made them. Winnie was a faithful parishioner at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Cantonment for over 40 years, and was active in the Catholic Women's Deanery Council. Winnie's husband, Pete, of 67 years, preceded her in death January, 2015. Also preceding her in death are her parents, Benjamin and Winnie Dick; two sisters, Florine Powell and Jeanette Daly; and three brothers, B.J., Peter, and Malcolm Dick. Winnie is survived by her sister, Jeannine Thomson (George) of Ocean Springs, MS and children, Carol Moore (Joe) of Milton, Randall Joseph Hensel, Sr. (Sharon) of Pensacola, Gary W. Hensel (Donna) of Cummings, GA, and Mark E. Hensel of Ft. Lauderdale; along with six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Winnie was under hospice care for over 2 ½ years, and her family wishes to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for the compassionate and loving care they provided. Our heartfelt thanks also go to her personal caregivers, Tammy Dykes, Tami Robinson, and Belinda Martin, whose loving care allowed her to remain in her home until her death. They are truly angels here on earth. Visitation will be held Friday, August 28, 2015 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Hwy. 29 South, Cantonment, FL from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Barrineau Park, FL Father George Thekku will officiate, with interment following at the church cemetery. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 S. Hwy. 29, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com . Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
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