John Robert Gregg, 61, of Pensacola, passed away on September 23, 2013. A memorial service will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Trahan Family Funeral Home on Friday, October 4, 2013.Read more →
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Leo Ray Jolliff, born in Kansas City Kansas to parents, John W. Jolliff and Hazel Roberts. Leo grew up in the Kansas City, Kansas area. He attended Muncie Grade School and graduated from Turner High School in Turner, Kansas class of 1943. He immediately was inducted into the Navy and served his country from June 12, 1943 until December 28, 1946 (official discharge date) during WW II. He served proudly on The USS St. Lo and USS Helena and obtained the rank of Gunner’s Mate Third. He was a survivor of the sinking of the USS St. Lo, the first American ship sunk by a kamikaze pilot in the battle of Leyte Gulf. He was decorated with the following campaign ribbons, medals and insignias: Asiatic Pacific (Two Stars), American Area Philippine Liberation (Two Stars), Presidential Unit Citation, Victory, and Good Conduct. Upon his discharge from the Navy he married the love of his life, Dorothy Ann Johns, also of Kansas City Kansas on December 15, 1946. They had two daughters, Deborah Ann and Peggy Louise.
Leo was a skilled carpenter and builder throughout his life. He learned his trade working with his father-in-law, Ernest Randal Johns in the Kansas City, Kansas area. His subsequent career spanned carpentry work, home building, facility building such as prisons in California and Virginia, plus hospitals and high rise condominiums/office buildings throughout the Untied States. He retired as a General Superintendent from the M and K Construction Company in the early 1990’s, settling in the panhandle of Florida. He and Dorothy lived in Navarre, Fl. Crawforville Fl. and Panama City, Fl. While living in Calhoun, Ga. Dorothy passed away. Leo moved back to the Pensacola, Fl. area to be close to family and Barrancas National Cemetery where Dorothy was buried. He lived at the Veranda of Pensacola and spent time with his daughter, Deborah Ann and her husband, Richard who live in Navarre, Fl.
Leo was active in his churches and a faithful Christian. He belonged to and supported both Baptist and Presbyterian Churches as his career moved him around the country. After his retirement he was actively involved in the starting of two new Presbyterian churches, one in Navarre, Fl. and a second in Crawfordville, Fl. He served on the church building committees in each city. He also volunteered in a Food Pantry supported by his church in Panama City, Fl.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, John Jolliff and Hazel Jolliff and his wife, Dorothy Jolliff. He is survived by his two daughters, Deborah Ann Noennich and Peggy Louise Brown, four grandchildren, Michelle Ivers, Heather Chapman, Megan Cuevas and Jacob Brown, four great-grandchildren, Mallory Ivers, Hayden Chapman, Sofia Cuevas, and Dominic Leo Cuevas.
His funeral service is set for Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Hovey Rd. Pensacola, Fl. There will be a Navy Honor Guard and Flag Parade presented by the Pensacola Patriot Guard Motorcycle Group. Arrangements made by Trahan Family Funeral Home of Pensacola. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to your church or favorite charity in his name.Read more →
James Cook “Yankee” Guthrey, 72, of Pensacola passed away on September 16, 2013. He was born on May 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL.
Survivors include: wife, Florence Douglas Guthrey; daughter, Gloria Guthrey Villota (Carlos) of Dallas, TX; sister, Cindy Swansterom of Bemidji, MN; four step-children, Michael Douglas (Donna), Bubba Watson, Cheryl Gregson (Charles), and Carol Frye (Glenn); eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and many wonderful family and friends.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Bethel Baptist Church, 3097 Patricia Ave, Pensacola, FL.
Raymond J. Vandenburg “Ray”, age 75, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with his loving Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Ray was born in Cassopolis, MI October 1, 1937 and lived in Michigan until 1978 when he and his family moved to Pensacola. He served in several ministries teaching children in Sunday school for over 50 years and recently participated in Good News Club with members of his home church Pine Forest Estates Baptist and taught and preached with the Rock of Ages prison ministry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, brother and two beautiful granddaughters. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 yrs., Toby, children Beckie, Cathy, Julie (Dave), Jonathan (Jame’) and grandchildren Ryan, Megan, Johanna, Gordie, Dana’e and Christy. Also a brother Darrell.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Peter Bercz, many other health providers and especially all the wonderful staff at Covenant Hospice for their loving care of Ray as he passed from this life.
Both visitation and service will be held at the Pine Forest Estates Baptist Church, 2550 W. 9 Mile Rd., Pensacola on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Visitation for all friends is from 1-2 p.m. followed by a 2 p.m. service. Graveside service will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens
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