Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Eric Paul Baum

1988 – 2020 On Monday, April 6, 2020, Eric Paul Baum, loving son, brother and war veteran, passed away peacefully at age 32 in his home in Navarre, Florida. Eric was born March 30, 1988, in Margate, Florida, to Charles and Karen Baum.  Eric grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. He obtained his Florida Emergency Medical […]

In Loving Memory of Mary Jeanette Beam

Mary Jeanette Beam passed away at the Watermark Assisted Living Facility Saturday, March 28, 2020. She was born in Cohay, Mississippi, but grew up in Summerland and Bovina, Mississippi where she attended Culkin Academy High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After being a military wife and raising four children with Dr. Robert M. Canady, she attended […]

In Loving Memory of George “Peck” Moxley

Jan. 7, 1955 – March 27, 2020   After a very long and courageous battle with cancer, George “Peck” Moxley, age 65, of Navarre, Florda, went to be with his Lord and Savior March 27, 2020, surrounded by his family.  Peck was born on Jan. 7, 1955 in Rome, Georgia, to George and Mary Moxley.  […]

In Memory of Tim Harrington

In Memory of Tim Harrington

  Sunday, March 8, 2020, Tim Harrington, a loving husband, beloved uncle and successful businessman who selflessly worked toward the betterment of his community, passed away suddenly at the age of 71 in Navarre.   Tim was born in Santa Monica, California, on May 24, 1948, and graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1975 […]

In Loving Memory of John B. (Pean) Summers, Sr.

October 20, 1936 to November 30, 2019   John passed away at Bay Breeze Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. He was born Oct. 20, 1936 in Harrisburg, Arkansas. He then moved to Gas City, Indiana where he married Mary Ann Isenhour. He worked at Owens Illinois Glass Factory as a furnace […]

In Loving Memory of Dr. Thomas Evan Webb, Ph.D.

March 4, 1932-Nov. 14, 2019    Thomas Evan Webb, 87, of Navarre, Florida passed away at Santa Rosa Medical Center from complications from a 25 year fight against Parkinson’s disease. He was raised on a farm in Mannville, Alberta, Canada and attended a one room schoolhouse until eighth grade before graduating from Mannville High School […]

In Loving Memory of Frances S. Gardner Barfield

Frances S. Gardner Barfield, 81, passed away peacefully July 31, 2019.  Frances, a resident of Donalsonville, Georgia, formerly resided in Navarre, Florida and Macon, Georgia.  Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Barfield (Ret. USAF); son, Marvin L. Barfield; brother, M. Edward Gardner, all of the Macon area; and brother, M. Wayne Gardner […]

In Loving Memory of Josef William Kelm

1990 – 2019   Josef William Kelm, 29 years old, of Navarre, Florida, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2019, at his family home after a courageous 8-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Born in Hammond, Indiana, on April 4, 1990; Josef graduated from Oblong High School class of 2008 before enlisting as a Security […]

In Loving Memory of SGM (Ret.) Jesse Joyce

SGM (Retired) Jesse Joyce, age 75, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2019 at the VA Community Living Center in Biloxi, Missippi. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Verna, and their two children, Lisa (Tim) and James (Amy), granddaughter Stephanie (Andrew) and grandson, Samuel. He also leaves behind three great grandchildren, Jessamyn, […]

In Loving Memory of Donald Ray Simmons

1941 – 2019   Donald Ray (Donnie) Simmons of Navarre Florida passed away Wednesday June 19, 2019 in Pensacola Florida. He was born in Paxton Florida on August 19, 1941. He graduated from Paxton High School in 1959. During those years he was involved in farm life and was very active in school life. He […]

In Loving Memory of Calvin T. “Chris” Christensen

Calvin T. “Chris” Christensen, 80, of Navarre, FL, passed away, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Chris retired from the Department of Defense as a civil service employee in 1997.  He also served in the United States Marine Corp from 1956 to 1980.  He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Navarre, […]

In Loving Memory of Cherie Jane Wren

1943 – 2019   Cherie Jane Wren, 75, passed away on May 17, 2019, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. She was born to Jenny and Edgar Kirby on Aug. 6, 1943 in Canton, Ohio, where she fondly spent her childhood on Myers Lake before attending school at Lincoln High School and graduating in 1961. […]

In Loving Memory of Marilyn Wells Koch

1947 – 2019 Marilyn Wells Koch, 71, a lifelong resident of Holley, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday. She was born on June 16, 1947, in Pensacola, Florida. She graduated from Milton High School in 1965 and received her BA in Education from the University of West Florida.  A celebrated educator in Santa Rosa County […]

In Loving Memory of James H. Tolbert

Nov. 1, 1926 – May 10, 2019   James H. Tolbert, 92, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at his home in Holley. He retired from Monsanto in 1981 and was a founder of the H.N.W.S and the H.N.F.D. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his son, […]

In Loving Memory of Lisa Fay (Crawley) Carroll

1964 – 2019   Lisa Fay (Crawley) Carroll, daughter of Jerry Glen Crawley and Mary Peeples Crawley, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, April 30, in Navarre, Florida. She died peacefully in her sleep while at her mother’s home. A Mississippi native, Lisa was born at Gulfport Memorial Hospital Oct. 21, 1964, and […]

In Loving Memory of John L. Franklin

John L. Franklin, 90 years young, most recently of Navarre, FL passed away March 15, 2019 in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. A memorial service is being planned Back Home Again in Indiana in the summer of 2019. John was born January 16, 1929 in Worthington, IN.  He attended Indiana University where he received his bachelor’s […]

In Loving Memory of Dorothy May Reynolds

Dorothy May Reynolds (NEE-Clarke) of Holley by the Sea passed gracefully into everlasting peace March 7, 2019. Dorothy was originally from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, U.K. and had lived in the U.S. since 1954. Upon her arrival aboard the Queen Mary, she quickly acclimated to the American culture while never forgetting her roots back home. Living […]

In Loving Memory of Orville M. Branham

Orville M. Branham, Lt Col. (ret. USAF), most recently of Pensacola, Florida, passed away March 1, 2019, due to complications of renal and heart diseases at the age of 79. He humbly served his country, community and faith. He was a much beloved husband, father and friend who will be sorely missed. Memorial Services for […]

In Memorium Marie Wager Festing

  In Memorium   Marie Wager Festing 1923 – February 26, 2019   We begin to remember not that you died, but that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.   In loving memory, MSgt. William F. Festing, Jr., USMC Ret.

In Loving Memory of Carrie L. Brewer

Feb. 25, 1961 – Feb. 5, 2019   Carrie L. Brewer, age 57, of Navarre passed away unexpectedly Feb. 5, 2019. Born in Idaho, Carrie was a native of Tucson, Arizona and was the second of six children born to Harry and Janice Brown. She was a graduate of Palo Verde High School. Carrie married […]

In Loving Memory of Fred O. Cornett, Cdr. SC, USN, Ret.

Fred Orville Cornett, age 88, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019.  Fred was born on December 23, 1930 in Murphysboro, Illinois.  He graduated from Murphysboro Township High School in 1948.  He was a member of the first basketball team to reach the Illinois state basketball finals and was elected to […]

In Loving Memory of Annie “Jo” Simmons Parnell

1944 – 2018   Annie “Jo” Simmons Parnell passed away quietly in her sleep on November 4, 2018, at her home in Navarre, Florida, after a long battle with Lung Cancer. She was born to J.L. and Alma Christian Simmons on April 19, 1944, at home in West Ridge, Arkansas, and was a 1961 graduate of […]

In Loving Memory of Dawn Marie Alexander

1936 – 2018   Dawn Marie Alexander, 82, of Navarre, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Dawn was born in Carson Siding, Maine, in 1936, to Lloyd and Zelda “Sally” Caron. Her family moved to Limestone, Maine, with her younger siblings, Daryl Caron, Larry Caron and Joela Caron. Dawn graduated […]

In Loving Memory of Jay R. Soltis

1938 – 2018   Poland—Jay Raymond Soltis, 80, transitioned peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, surrounded by family.  He was born in Youngstown on July 19, 1938 to Jean L. (Krotzer) and John R. Soltis.  After graduating from East High School in 1956 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.  He married his high school sweetheart, […]

In Loving Memory of Margaret “Daisy” Fureigh

Margaret “Daisy” Fureigh was born in 1942 to Kristin Olsen and Herry Clough in her homeland of Iceland. The world gained an amazingly strong woman. Oct. 21, 2018, the heavens gained that same woman but now as an angel. Margaret “Daisy” Fureigh, came to America in hopes of living the American dream. Here in America, […]

In Loving Memory of Ret. Major JW Daughtry

Ret. Major JW Daughtry, 64 of Navarre, Florida went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, September 28th, 2018. JW was born October 3rd, 1953 in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was the first of seven children born to the late Martha Daughtry Weddington. He was a 1976 graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College of […]

In Loving Memory of John Francis Giblin

1929-2018   John Francis Giblin went to be with our Lord on September 24, 2018 after a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mae Carolyn White Giblin; a brother, Frank (Jane) Giblin from Rochester Hills, Michigan; a sister, Joan (Edward-deceased) Konno of Orion, Michigan; an adopted daughter, Demetra Giblin of […]

Services set for Navarre resident Norm Crowder

Services set for Navarre resident Norm Crowder

Navarre lost a community advocate and volunteer last week. Norman “Norm” Crowder, 65, of Navarre, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. During his time in Navarre Norm worked with several community groups advocating for abused children, small business, seniors and the community at large. Norm was born January […]

Donald ‘Donny’ Reginald Broxson

Donald ‘Donny’ Reginald Broxson, age 61 of Navarre, Florida, unexpectedly passed away July 8, 2018, at Baptist Hospital Pensacola.  He was born Feb. 25,1957 in Crestview, Florida. Donny was raised in the Ft. Walton Beach area and graduated from Ft. Walton Beach High School in 1975. His son, David, was born June 2, 1976.  He married Debra Thornton Aug. […]