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MAEBELLE A. WILLIAMS
Maebelle A. Williams, 95, of Elberta, Ala., died Sunday, December 5, 1999.
Mrs. Williams, a native of Red Level, Ala. resided in Pensacola for 46 years prior to moving to Elberta eight years ago. She was retired from NAS Pensacola and was a long time member of First Pentecostal Church.
Mrs. Williams' two daughters, Erma Jensen and Ernestine Shapins, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her two son, James W. Williams (and wife Sandi) and Earl Williams (and wife Marie); six grandchildren, Dorothy Bentley, Frank Shapins, Richard and Van Jensen, Allan and Mike Williams; 16 great- grandchildren; 26 great-great grandchildren; four great-great- great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, in First Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Paul Welch officiating.
Burial will be in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
EASTERN GATE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

VERNA MAE WHITE
Verna Mae White, 51, of Pensacola, died Thursday, December 2, 1999, at her home following a short illness.
Survivors include her mother, Rosie White Williams; father, Dea. Ishmael (Ruby) White, Sr.; brother, Ishamel (Rose) White, Jr.; two sisters, Mattie White (Larry) Jennings and Adeline Solsberry; step-sister, Christina Braxton; and four step-brothers, David Collins, James Collins, Waymon Collins and Cedric White, all of Pensacola.
Services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at St. John Devine Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry L. Bethea, pastor of Mars Hill Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ishmale White, Johnny Wilkerson, Carl Williams, Cal Stallworth, Michael Singer, and Gus Nairn.
JOE MORRIS AND SON FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at Joe Morris Chapel form 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

WILLIAM HARRY HAYS
William Harry Hays, 86, a Gainesville resident and Pensacola native, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, at a hospital in Green Cove Springs, Fla.
He was born August 2, 1913 in Bay Point, Fla. and was raised in Pensacola. He was a charter member of Gadsden St. Methodist Church along with the rest of his family.
He served as a Chief with the Navy Seabees in North Africa in WWII.
In 1945 he established W.H. HAYS PLUMBING AND HEATING which he operated until his retirement in 1973.
After retirement he moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., to be near his only daughter, where he lived for a number of years before relocating to Port Richey, Fla. and later to Gainesville, Fla., where he was residing at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Cook Hays, a daughter, Linda Hays Johnson, a granddaughter, Dana Johnson Leach, and two great-granddaughters, Savannah Nicole and Shelbi Richael Leach, all of Gainesville; and a brother, James B. Hays and sister, Elizabeth Hays Hoefflin, both of Pensacola.
Graveside services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at Milton Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Rhodes, pastor of Gadsden Street United Methodist Church, officiating.
LEWIS FUNERAL HOME OF MILTON is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4303 Spanish Trail, Pensacola, FL 32504.

DEWANA ANN JOHNS HAYES
Dewana Ann Johns Hayes, age 40, of Pensacola, died Friday, December 3, 1999.
Mrs. Hayes was a native of Auton, IL, but has been a resident of Pensacola for the past 30 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Melisa Broomes and Lacey Hayes; her mother, Helen Schiaffino; her father, Willie Johns; three sisters, Tina Watson, Shelley Mathis and Christine Johns; numerous uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Pkwy., is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM FRANCIS GOULD, JR.
Mr. William Francis Gould, Jr., age 70, of Pensacola, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mr. Gould is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kay Gould; five sons, John J., William F. ``Bill'', Matthew, Mark A. and Patrick D. Gould; 11 grandchildren, Zachery, Brendin, Brian, Kyle, Tiffany, Angela, Jeremy, Eric, Ryan, Anna and Cory; and two sisters.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Barrancas National Cemetery with a Navy Chaplain officiating.
Burial will follow with full military honors.
Friends may call at the funeral home, Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.

MERLE M. BAKER
Merle M. Baker, 69, of Pensacola, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Baker was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Grady Baker; two daughters and a son-in-law, Joanne and Noel Faddis and Susanne Baker; one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Pam Gowens; five grandchildren, Bill and Scott Harvey, Chad, Matt and Meghan Gowens; and one brother, Larry M. Murray.
Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Hugh Hamilton and the Rev. Sara Holben officiating.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

KATIE M. SHEARER
Katie M. Shearer, 86, of Pensacola, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at a local retirement center.
Born in Covington County, Ala., she moved to Howey-in-the- Hills, Fla. in 1966 from Alexandria, Va. She was a Baptist by faith. She was a founding member of the Mt. Dora Art League and was an accomplished artist, having won many awards in Virginia and Lake County Shows.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Annie Bell McLean of Ft. Walton Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services 10 a.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Howey- in-the-Hills, Fla.
CEDAR HILL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
STEVERSON, HAMLIN & HILBISH-TAURES will handle local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Pensacola, FL.

VERA HART OLSEN
Vera Hart Olsen, 84, of Pensacola, died Monday, December 6, 1999.
Our loving mother and mere was a native of Gainestown, Ala. and moved from Mobile, Ala to Pensacola 21 years ago. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church.
Her husband of 57 years, Robert N. Olsen, preceded Mrs. Olsen in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Dolores Daniels (and husband Von); one grandson, Gary Daniels (and wife Wendy); two great- grandchildren, Brandi and Stephen Daniels.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999, in Eastern Gate Funeral Home with Father Michael J. Flynn officiating.
Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery.
EASTERN GATE FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with a vigil service at 5 p.m..
The family would like to express a very special thank you to the staff of 5-North, 2-North, and CCU at West Florida Regional Medical Center for the love and care shown to mother and mere.

JAMES MICHAEL ``MIKE'' LYTTLE
James Michael ``Mike'' Lyttle, born March 30, 1953 in Key West, Fla., died Saturday, December 4, 1999.
He was a long time resident of Pensacola where he attended high school.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; his parents, William and Betty Lyttle; brothers, Don and Rusty Lyttle; sisters, Elizabeth Stabler, Yvonne Cohen, and Tina Lyttle; and other loving relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Funeral Home, Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Mike's name.

MELVIE Z. SEALS HOUSE
Mrs. Melvie Z. Seals House, 66, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 1999, in Walnut Hill.
Mrs. House had been a resident of Walnut Hill for the past 50 years and was a former resident of Pine Orchard. She was an employee of Vanity Fair for the past 35 years and a member of the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, William J. ``Bill'' Seals and Douglas House.
Survivors include her son, Johnny Michael and Becky Seals of Walnut Hill; five daughters, Sheila and Carl Lee of Century, Janice Marie and Ronald Hall of Brewton, Ala., Donna Jean and Donald Jordan of Atmore, Ala., Lisa Laurie and Matt Hadley of Walnut Hill and Evelyn Sheree and Gary Presley of Atmore, Ala.; a sister, Evelyn Parker of Cantonment; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Atmore Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Porter officiating.
Burial will follow at the Pine Orchard Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shane Seals, Joey McGugin, Bryan Jordan, Bert Porter, Bobby Porter and Gilbert Hall.
ATMORE MEMORIAL CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 1400 E. Nashville Ave., Atmore, is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at Atmore Memorial Chapel between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999.

DUDLEY V. HOLSEN, SR.
Dudley V. Holsen Sr., 85, of Pensacola, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at a local nursing home.
Mr. Holsen retired from NAS Pensacola after 33 years. He was a member of Richards Memorial United Methodist Church. Mr. Holsen was also a member of the Escambia Lodge No. 15 F & AM and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
His son, Dudley V. Holsen, Jr., preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Holsen; a son, Ronald Douglas Holsen; daughters, Patricia Godwin and husband Jack, Peggy Trull and husband Robert W.; nine grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with the Reverend Winston Jay and the Reverend Warren Lindsey officiating.
Burial will be at Bayview Memorial Park.
BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway, is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Richards Memorial United Methodist Church, 2600 West Strong Street, Pensacola, Florida 32505.

RANDALL NORTON HEYEN
Randall Norton Heyen, 40, of Pace, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at a local hospital.
Randy was a graduate of Pensacola High School, where he played in the band and also attended Pensacola Junior College. He had worked as an LPN.
He is survived by his mother, Melba Norton Heyen and father, James K. Heyen; two brothers, James K. Heyen, Jr. and Barnard P. Heyen; one sister, Marcel H. Chavers; and numerous other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Jack W. Murray, III officiating.
PENSACOLA MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

OPAL A. ``GRANDMA'' HENDLEY
Mrs. Opal A. ``Grandma'' Hendley, age 88, of Pensacola, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, December 7, 1999, in a local nursing facility.
Grandma Hendley was born October 22, 1911 in Akron, Ohio. She was a charter member of the West Akron Church of Christ.
Mrs. Hendley is survived by two children, son, Jack E. Wallace and daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hoover; three grandchildren, Deborah K. Howard, Matthew Scott Wallace, and Michelle E. Hoover; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb J. Howard and Jordan Howard.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the Faith Chapel Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Hendley will be taken to the Fairlawn Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio for services and burial in the Greenlawn Memorial Park.

VAN HAWKINS
Van Hawkins, 53, of Pensacola, died Sunday, December 5, 1999.
A native of Waco, Texas, Van has been a Pensacola resident since 1971.
Van is survived by three sons, Richard V. Hawkins and Daniel L. Hawkins, both of Pensacola and Abraham M. Hawkins of Springfield, Mo.; a daughters, Angela G. Hawkins, also of Pensacola; two brothers, Hillary Hawkins and Robert Hawkins; three sisters, Brenda Hawkins, Carolyn Hawkins and Sally Bingham, all of Texas; and three grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at Barrancas National Cemetery.
OAK LAWN FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

INEZ FINKLEA
Inez Finklea, 79, of Cantonment, died Friday, December 3, 1999, at a local hospital following a brief illness.
Inez Finklea was a native of Evergreen, Ala. and resided in Cantonment for the past 55 years.
Survivors include three sons, Willie Berry of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Ronald Finklea and James Finklea, both of Cantonment; one daughter, Igean Jeffries of Cantonment; one brother, James Berry of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Connie James of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Ruby Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; best friend, Teresa Fountain; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services at 12 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999 at Greater First Baptist Church with the Rev. W.J. Dailey, pastor of Greater First Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery.
JOE MORRIS AND SON FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at Joe Morris Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

MAUDIE L. PETERS NOWLING COBB
Maudie L. Peters Nowling Cobb, 79, of ``Cobbtown'' Jay, Fla. died Monday, December 6, 1999, at a local hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Cobb had lived in Jay for the last 68 years. She is a native of Wicksburg, Ala. She was a member of the Cobbtown Holiness Church.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Obie Nowling; and two sons Doyce Nowling and Wayne Nowling.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, James L. ``Bob'' Cobb of Cobbtown, Fla.; sons, Dawson (Jane) Nowling of Cobbtown, Fla. and Lynn (Myrna) Cobb of Jay; daughter-in-law, Mollie Ann Nowling of Cobbtown, Fla.; brother, Lewis (Allie) Peters of Cantonment; sisters, Maxine (Barney) Brunson of Pensacola and Sybil (Ed) Brunson of Jay; grandchildren, Tim (Shonna) Nowling, Tonya (John) Farish, Obie (Beth) Nowling, and Carlton Nowling, all of Cobbtown, Fla., Erik Cobb and Erin Cobb of Jay; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews and many friends.
Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at Jay Funeral Home with the Reverends Louie Pettis and James Rheam officiating.
Burial will be in Cobbtown Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Cobb, Gerald Cobb, Kenny Goodson, Frank Coffey, Franklin Fields and Jimmie Lassiter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alma Lee Lassiter, Clifton Lassiter, J.D. Lassiter, David Stowers, Fortis Cobb, Ben Adams, Rex Smith, Bill Morgan, Curtis Lowery, Sandra Coffey, George Coffey, Dr. Mark Ates, Ed Jernigan and Lafeate Fields.
JAY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH DAVIDSON BICKFORD
Mrs. Ruth Davidson Bickford, age 88, a native of St. Louis, Mo. and a resident of Spanish Fort, Ala. for the past eight years, died in Spanish Fort, Ala. on Monday, December 6, 1999.
Mrs. Bickford was a former resident of Mobile, Ala. and a resident of Pensacola for 10 years. She was employed with the Brookley Air Force Base, Mobile, Ala. and retired from the CNET staff at Pensacola Naval Air Station. After retirement Mrs. Bickford moved back to Mobile, Ala. and work at the Bellingrath Gardens Home.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bickford (John) Lee of Mobile, Ala. and Nancy B. (Tommy) Grantham of Pensacola; one brother, George Davidson of Grover City, Calif.; four grandchildren, John R. Lee, Jeff S. Lee, both of Mobile, Ala., Todd R. Grantham and Christopher S. Grantham, both of Pensacola; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala. on Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at 3 p.m.
Entombment will be in the Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum at Pine Crest Cemetery.
RADNEY FUNERAL HOME, 3155 Dauphin Street Extension, Mobile, Alabama 36606, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be at Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m.

RICHARD FERGUSON UEBELACKER
Richard Ferguson Uebelacker, 57, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at a Tennessee hospital, after suffering a stroke.
Mr. Uebelacker was president of Hart Furniture, Collier Ville, Tenn.
Mr. Uebelacker is the husband of Denise Flowers Uebelacker. He is survived by a daughter, Haley Uebelacker; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Bradford Uebelacker and Sally Uebelacker; grandchildren, Annie and Lilly, all of Memphis, Tenn.; mother, Margarite Ferguson Uebelacker of Pensacola; three sisters, Susan Soule of Pensacola, Kim Smith of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ruth Carpinella of West Palm Beach, Fla; as well as cousins, Mary Lou Moore, Glenna Ferguson, Jack Ferguson, and Michael Ferguson.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 2 p.m. at St. George Episcopal Church, Memphis, Tenn.
CANALE FUNERAL DIRECTORS is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests any memorial be sent to: Church Health Center, P.O. Box 41527, Memphis, TN 38174-1527.

DAVID LEE SHELBY
David Lee Shelby, 61, of Pensacola, died Monday, December 6, 1999.
Mr. Shelby was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 50 years. He was a member of Escambia Masonic Lodge #15 and the Scottish Rite. He retired as a Lieutenant from the City of Pensacola Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Shelby.
Survivors include his wife, Sue A. Shelby; mother, Helen Shelby; daughter, Leigh Shelby; step- daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Don Marlin; sister and brother-in-law, Mavis and Louis Rosetti; a grandson, Micah Shelby Noyes; a niece, Jennifer Kirchharr; and a nephew, Robert Libbey.
Services at 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Harper-Morris Chapel with Dr. Henry E. Roberts officiating.
Burial will be in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Statam, John Langford, Larry Emmons, David Barberi, Ken Davis and Kenneth Nall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Marlin, Louis Rosetti, Robert Libbey, Anthony Skeen, Gary Green and members of the City of Pensacola Fire Department.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Northwest Florida Burn Fund, P.O. Box 17500, Pensacola, FL 32522.
He was our beloved David.

EVA WILLENA JOHNSON- SAFFOLD
Eva Willena Johnson-Saffold, 86, of Pensacola, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, at a local hospital, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Saffold was born in old Warrington, Fla. on July 4, 1913. She was the daughter of the late William and Orelia Johnson. She attended the public schools in Pensacola and was a past employee of Barge and Reeds Funeral Home. She was the mother of one son, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a brother, Charles (Barbara) Johnson of Pensacola; three sisters, Delores Johnson, Artavena Thompson, and Evelyn T. (Herman) Walker; a granddaughter, Linda (David) Mobley; seven grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren; eight great- great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services at 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Reeds Chapel with Pastor James H. Miller, Sr., pastor of First Baptist Church of Warrington, officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Garden Cemetery.
REEDS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
There will be no wake. Mrs. Saffold may be viewed at the funeral home today from noon until 6 p.m.

MARIE HARDY RHODEN
Marie Hardy Rhoden, 73, of Pensacola, died Saturday, December 4, 1999.
Mrs. Rhoden was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Grover Hardy on September 20, 1926. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church. She united in holy matrimony to the late Rev. John Rhoden, and through this union they were blessed with fourteen children.
Mrs. Rhoden was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Rhoden and son, Chester Green.
She leaves to cherish her memories thirteen children, John W. (Betty) Rhoden, Margaret (Calvin) McCreary, David (Christine) Green, Jr., Lester (Amburs) Green, Linda (Robert) Wylie, Bell Rhoden, Joesephus (Betty) Rhoden, Amos (Jeannie) Rhoden, Emma Austin, Luetta (Mitchell) Harris, Matthew (Dorothy) Rhoden, Barbara Colston, & Samuel (Veronica) Rhoden; five sisters, Lucille NewKirk, Lela (Bob) Lett, Louise Ferguson, Mamie Baldwin, & Emma (David) Williams; two brothers, Grover (Jessie) Hardy & Ernest (Ima Lee) Hardy; 35 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; & a host of relatives & friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Friday, December 10, 1999 at Emanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. R. Lewis, Pastor.
JOE MORRIS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 7 pm to 8 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.
Special thanks from the family to Dr. T. Sunnenberg and Baptist nursing staff and Hospice of Northwest Florida.

DOROTHY L. MORRIS
Dorothy L. Morris, 76, of Pensacola, died Saturday, December 4, 1999 in a local hospital in Temple Hills, Maryland.
She was a retired school teacher from Wayne County. She is preceded in death by her son, Richard Morris; and granddaughter, Princess Russell.
Survivors include one son, Prince A. Morris of Temple Hills, MD; two grandsons, Marcus (Tonya) Morris and Detrick (Angelique) Morris, both of Pensacola, FL; one granddaughter, Pia (Nero) Foster; four great grandsons; a daughter-in-law, Delores Morris; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday at Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home with Rev. C.E. Salter, pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery.
JOE MORRIS and SON FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call Joe Morris Chapel from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday.

EVERETTE ``BUDDY'' COOPER
Everette ``Buddy'' Cooper, 76, of Pensacola, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at his residence.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Buddy had been a resident of Pensacola since 1954. He served in the Army during WWII and later worked as an electrician for Monsanto. Buddy was a member of Pensacola First Alliance Church and has served for many years as an elder and a trustee.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Frances; daughter, Sondra Lea Cooper Solice and her husband Stephen of Pensacola; two grandchildren, Kyle ``Buddy'' Shirley, Jr., and Jenna Lea Solice; and a sister, Shirley Bloom of Farmington, Mo. Mr. Cooper is also survived by many nieces, nephews and a host of loved ones.
Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. graveside, Thursday, December 9, 1999 at Barrancas National Cemetery with the Rev. Herbert Woerner, of Pensacola Christian Missionary Alliance Church, officiating.
OAK LAWN FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks and gratitude to Hospice of N.W. Florida and a special thanks to Dr. Frank Messina and Mary, Buddy's nurse, for their excellent and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Assoc. 4300 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503 or Hospice of N.W. Florida, 2001 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501.

BRANDON MONROE CARLISLE
Brandon Monroe Carlisle, 19 of Pace died suddenly Tuesday evening.
Brandon was born in Pensacola and had lived in Pace all his life.
Survivors include his parents, Janice and Bruce Carlisle; his brother, Ashley Carlisle; his two sisters, Lauren Carlisle and Melissa Johnson; maternal grandmother, Edwina Walsingham, paternal grandmother, Chizuko Carlisle; maternal great-grandmother, Idell McKeithen; nephew, Colton Brown and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday from the chapel of the Donnie Sowell Funeral Home in Milton. Rev. Kevin Goza will officiate with interment in the Memory Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
DONNIE SOWELL FUNERAL HOME of Milton will be in charge of the arrangements.

ELVIS (GRICE) BLANCHARD
Elvis (Grice) Blanchard, 81, of Pensacola, died Sunday, December 5, 1999 at a local hospital.
Elvis Erma (Grice) Blanchard, born November 29, 1918, to the Union of the late George G. Price, Sr. and Rebecca Rials Grice. She was married to Paul L. Blanchard in 1947. She was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Washington High School, Pensacola, and Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio. She possessed an outstanding vocal talent, for which she won many musical honors. She retired as a teacher from the Cleveland, Ohio Board of Education.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Gigi Grice; two sisters, Harriet Combs and Kessel Jamison. Survivors include her husband, Paul L. Blanchard of Pensacola; sister, Valerie Claiborne of Pensacola; brother, Thomas (Sylvia) Grice of Trenton, N.J.; brothers-in-law, Cecil Blanchard of Cleveland, Ohio, Clifton Blanchard of San Francisco, Calif. and the Rev. Francis Claiborne of Pensacola; cousins, Lois Christian and Jean Knight, both of Pensacola; and many loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Funeral services 12:30 p.m. Friday, December 10, 1999, at Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Otey, of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
JOE MORRIS AND SON FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT L. BAKER
Robert L. Baker, 61, of Milton, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mr. Baker was born in Stockton, Kansas on November 8, 1938. He was a member of Bagdad United Methodist Church & choir and the United Methodist Men. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer on November 16, 1976. He served on the USS NOA, and the USS Hawkins. He retired from civil service, NADAP, NAS Pensacola in April of 1994. He received numerous awards and medals during his career in the Navy as well as civil service. He was a graduate of UWF with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.
Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara E. Baker; six daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and John Connell, Roberta and Kearney Hacker, Mary and Tony Champitto, Joyce Paglia, Catherine and Gary Morgan, and Christina Thorsen; two sons and daughter-in-law, Greg Thorsen and Tim and Lisa Thorsen; sister, Phyllis Hood; and 20 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Bagdad United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Henry Pooley officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richard Crowl, Barry Cox, Cecil Pendleton, Clayton Fullerton, Lamar Whitaker and Richard Thorsen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Cox, Edgar Bridges, Paul Bridges and Doug Bridges.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at Faith Chapel 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bagdad United Methodist Church, 4540 Forsyth St. Bagdad, FL 32570.
Following the services, friends may join the family at the home of Barbara Baker.

PEARL HAMILTON WIGGINS
Pearl Hamilton Wiggins, 71, of Pensacola, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Wiggins was a native of Pensacola and was a member of Park Place Baptist Church.
Survivors include children and their spouses, James W. and Sandra Cole, Ralph S. and Ann Cole, Sharon A. and Jeff Martin, John R. and Cynthia Cole, Lynda A. and Jim Wyttenbach; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister and her husband, Irma and William Lloyd; brother-in-law, Floyd Forte; and a great-aunt, Ruby Summerlin.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 1999 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Montgomery and the Rev. Floyd Forte officiating.
Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery, Munson.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

MARGARET JEANETTE THOMPSON
Margaret Jeanette Thompson, 68, of McLellan, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Thompson was a native of Covington Co., Ala. and had resided most of her life in the McLellan area. She was a member of the McLellan Church of Christ Church.
She is survived by her husband, Reamous R. Thompson of McLellan; one son, Reanzo Thompson of Somerset, Penn.; a sister, Maxine Barnhill of Bagdad; two brothers, Perry Wells of Brewton, Ala. and Mack Wells of Ala.; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Thompson will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 1999 at the McLellan Church of Christ Church with Minister Clifford Dixon officiating.
Burial will follow in the Stump Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Glen Thompson, Travis Ates, Anthony Cabaniss, Chubby Locklin, and Buddy Odom.
LEWIS FUNERAL HOME OF MILTON is in charge of arrangements.

MASTER SGT. ROBERT A. STEWART, RETIRED
Robert A. Stewart, 78, of Milton, departed this life at the home of his niece on Monday evening, December 6, 1999
He was united with the Methodist Church at an early age. Master Sergeant Stewart loved the Lord and his country; he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Wars, serving in the United States Army 34 years as a medic.
He was born July 21, 1921 in the State of Ohio to the Union of the late Robert Sr. and Elizabeth Goodman Stewart. He was the brother of the late Mrs. Pollie M. Gilmore; Willie Lee Archie and Mamie Goodman Bell by blood 1st cousins, but in heart and spirit siblings.
Survivors include one son, Robert Kim Stewart of Raleigh N.C.; one grandson, Robert Caleb Stewart of Milton; two nieces, Marie Gilmore Dickerson of Milton and Nellie D. Stewart of Chicago, Ill.; three nephews, the Rev. Warren P. Gilmore, Sr. (Annie), Deacon James F. Gilmore (Emma), of Milton, and Erskin Gilmore of Pensacola; 15 grandnieces and 12 grandnephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 1999 at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren P. Gilmore, of James Street Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will be held with full Military Honors 2 p.m. Monday, December 13, 1999, at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola, FL.

DAVID LEE SHELBY
David Lee Shelby, 61, of Pensacola, died Monday, December 6, 1999.
Mr. Shelby was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 50 years. He was a member of Escambia Masonic Lodge #15 and the Scottish Rite. He retired as a Lieutenant from the City of Pensacola Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Shelby.
Survivors include his wife, Sue A. Shelby; mother, Helen Shelby; daughter, Leigh Shelby; step- daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Don Marlin; sister and brother-in-law, Mavis and Louis Rosetti; a grandson, Micah Shelby Noyes; a niece, Jennifer Kirchharr; and a nephew, Robert Libbey.
Services at 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 at Harper-Morris Chapel with Dr. Henry E. Roberts officiating.
Burial will be in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Statam, John Langford, Larry Emmons, David Barberi, Ken Davis and Kenneth Nall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Marlin, Louis Rosetti, Robert Libbey, Anthony Skeen, Gary Green and members of the City of Pensacola Fire Department.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Northwest Florida Burn Fund, P.O. Box 17500, Pensacola, FL 32522.
He was our beloved David.

MARY LYNDA POTTS
Mary Lynda Potts, 98, of Pensacola, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, in a retirement facility.
Mrs. Potts was born October 14, 1901 in Waddy, Ky. She had been a resident of Pensacola most of the last 50 years, residing at Northpointe Retirement Home for the last 10 years.
Mrs. Potts had been an active member of the First Christian Church of Pensacola. She was well known and appreciated for her talent at the piano.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrel Kelly Potts; and two sons, J.C. Potts and Robert K. Potts.
Survivors include her children, Dr. James H. Potts of Port Orange, Fla., Mary K. Vice of Winter Park, Fla., and Frances P. Wilson of Pensacola; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 11, 1999, at 11 a.m., at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Gary West officiating.
Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Randall Wilson, Alan Wilson, Hal Potts, and Lt. Commander Jay Potts; and grandsons-in-law, Edward Nezovich and Greg Riddle.
Honorary pallbearers will be from the First Christian Church, Leroy Rigby, Dick Roberts, Julian Crowell, Cary Reeves, and Dr. Jim Reed.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the Northpointe owners and staff, Dr. Adelaida Torres and members of the First Christian and First Baptist churches.


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