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Melinda Long

Apr 02, 1968 - Nov 20, 2023

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Pensacola, FL

MELINDA STONE LONG Melinda Stone Long, 55, of Navarre, Florida passed away Monday, November 20, 2023, in Pensacola, Florida peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born on April 2, 1968, at Eglin AFB, Florida to Roy V. and Jane Hassler Stone. She was married for twelve years to the late Jeff Long of Jasper, Tennessee. Melinda loved life and was a kind and loving person. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and co-workers. She and Jeff were avid sports fans, especially supporti...Read More

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Donald Wayne Eichelberger

May 11, 1939 - Mar 01, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

Donald Wayne "Ike" Eichelberger, age 84, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. A visitation for Donald will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 New Warrington Road, Pensacola, FL 32506. A reception will occur Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, 619 New Warrington Road, Pensacola, FL 32506. A memorial service will occur Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 619 New Warrington Road, Pensacola, FL 32506.

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Betty Lane Garrett (Shiver)

Jan 29, 1942 - Feb 29, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

Betty Lane Garrett (Shiver), age 82, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. A visitation for Betty will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home, 1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32534, followed by a funeral service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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Zoraida Juana Fernandez

Feb 10, 1933 - Mar 02, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

Zoraida Juana Fernandez, age 91, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024. A funeral service for Zoraida will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Highway 90e, Pensacola, FL 32503.

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Thomas Alden Renaud

Nov 21, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

"Thomas Alden Renaud, age 85, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2024. He was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, on November 21, 1938, to Alden and Marne Renaud. He was married to Rita for 63 years. Thomas was a Senion Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church. Thomas had a passion for Florida Gators Football. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Alden Renaud; mother, Marne Renaud and son, Christopher Renaud. Thomas is survived by his wife, Rita Renaud; daughter, Robin Jackson (Jayson); daughter, Renee Khatena (Moshe); grandson, Dylan Jackson; brother, Bill Renaud (Carol); four nieces and one nephew. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. Visitation will be one hour prior at 10:00 AM. Chaplain David Gibson will be officiating. Interment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola. Pallbearers will be Jayson Jackson and Moshe Khatena. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Renaud and Art Eck. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at www.fcfhs.com."

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Jimmy Lamar Sasser

May 29, 1943 - Feb 29, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

"Jimmy Lamar Sasser passed away suddenly at his home in Pensacola, Florida on February 29, 2024 at the age of 80. He was born on May 29, 1943 in Chipley, Florida as the middle child of S.T. and Beckie Lee Parker Sasser. Jimmy grew up in Chipley and Pensacola and enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball in high school. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and faithfully served for 21 years until he retired in 1982 as MSG 05G5H Signal Security Specialist. Jimmy served 4 tours of duty in various stations in Germany and 3 tours at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. After retiring, he continued to work serving his country via Civil Service as the assistant athletic director at both NAS and Corry Station in Pensacola until he retired in 2004. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents S.T. and Beckie Lee Parker Sasser, and brother Dennis Wayne Sasser. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary “Carole” Sasser; daughters, Lisa (John) English of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Angela M. Sasser of Pensacola, Florida; son, Lance (Shannon) Sasser of Panama City Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Ashley L. Spencer, Brooke (Chase) Whitworth and Parker Nelson; great-grandchildren, India Jade Whitworth, Richard Chase \u0026quot;Little Man\u0026quot; Whitworth Jr., and Remi Rose Whitworth; and brother, Roy Sasser of West Lafayette, Indiana. Jimmy never met a stranger. He was well known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed watching his Alabama Crimson Tide football team playing every fall and loved playing poker with his pals year-round at the Pensacola Greyhound Poker Room earning the nickname \u0026quot;Luck Box\u0026quot;. His life motto was “Winners never quit and quitters never win” He will be greatly missed by all those whom knew him. RIP Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 12:00 PM, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Visitation will be one hour prior at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola. Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at www.fcfhs.com."

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Sally Lou Shoop

Aug 25, 1932 - Feb 22, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

"Sally Lou Shoop, 91, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on February 22, 2024. Her husband Glenn was holding her hand when she passed away and went to be with Jesus. She was born in Canton, Ohio on August 25, 1932 to Paul Streby and Mary Quass Streby. She was married to Glenn Shoop on March 11, 1955 and they were married nearly 68 years. Sally Lou Shoop worked as a Legal Secretary until they were married and as a homemaker after marriage. She was a member of Klondike Church and had a passion for Jesus, the Bible and people. She gave her life to Jesus Christ watching a Billy Graham Crusade. She served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship for 20 years and in a Hospital visitation ministry for nearly a decade. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mary Streby. She was survived by her husband, Glenn Shoop; sons, Brian (Brenda) Shoop, and Duane Shoop; grandchildren, Scott and Andie Shoop, Joshua and Emily Aldy, Hannah Shoop and Sarah Shoop, Jesse and Hannah Shoop; eight great grandchildren, Moriah Ellie, Eden, Owen, Emmaus, Salem, Havilah and Louise. Pallbearers will be Scott Shoop, Jesse Shoop, Joshua Aldy, Cory Estabrook, Frank Gibson and Kenneth Ebersole. Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 3:00pm at Klondike Baptist Church, visitation will be prior to service from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. Burial will follow at Klondike Cemetery. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at www.fcfhs.com."

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Donald Stanley Lenn

Mar 04, 1934 - Feb 21, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

"Donald Stanley Lenn was born on March 4, 1934 in Fredericksburg, VA, and died Feb 21, 2024 in Pensacola, FL. The son of a career Marine Corps officer, Don entered the Corps in 1953 at Parris Island and retired after 20 years as a Marine Corp Captain. He married Barbara Gravrock in June, 1954 in Springfield, IL, and they lived at Camp Lejeune, NC, Toledo, OH, Quantico, VA, Rota, Spain, Kanehoe, HI, and he served tours in Okinawa and Vietnam. He said he would never retire where he had to shovel snow or mow grass 12 months a year. A neighbor in Hawaii talked about Pensacola, and sight unseen they moved here with their 4 children. It proved to be a wise decision. He attended UWF and was employed at Gulf Power, retiring in 1989. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for many years, was an active member of St Paul Lutheran and Epiphany Lutheran churches, serving as Treasurer and instrumental in establishing an Endowment Fund at both churches, and also served on the Property Committees. Don is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their sons David (Cindy), Robert, Thomas (Terri), James (Michele), nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, and brother Jerry (Emily) A Celebration of Life service will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6700 Spanish Trail, on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 3:00 PM, preceded by visitation at 2:15 PM. Burial at Barrancas National Cemetery will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Memorial Fund at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at www.fcfhs.com."

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Kenneth J. Gundersen, Sr.

Oct 06, 1941 - Feb 21, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

"Kenneth J. Gundersen, Sr., age 82, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away February 21, 2024. He was born in Pensacola, Florida on October 6, 1941 to George Gundersen and Laura Francis Gingles. He was married to Dorothy E. “Libby” Orthwein for 45 years. Ken worked as a Chemical Technician at Monsanto/Solutia until retirement. He was a faithful member of the Heritage Baptist Church of Pensacola, serving as trustee for many years. He enjoyed fishing and working with wood projects, eventually building a cottage in Arkansas which he enjoyed for 20 years. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, George and Laura Gundersen; and his brother, George Gundersen. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Libby; his daughter, Karen Marie Gundersen; his son, Kenneth J. Gundersen; brother, Richard C. Gundersen; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Services for Kenneth J. Gundersen will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. The family will receive friends for visitation at 11:30 AM. Funeral services will begin at 12:30 PM. Ken will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery. Pallbearers include his friends, James Noel Hale III, Gary Lee Roland, Nathan Van Etten, Paul A. Wilson, and his family, George Michael Gundersen, and Bradley Michael Gundersen. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Florida, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at www.fcfhs.com."

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Alejandro M. Castro Jr.

Sep 03, 1934 - Feb 25, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

Alejandro M. "AL" Castro, Jr. 1934 - 2024 Alejandro M. Castro Jr., age 89, resident of Pensacola, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on February 25, 2024. Al was born in Yuaco, Puerto Rico on September 3, 1934, he was the 2nd child of 16 children of Alejandro and Anna Castro. He grew up in Yuaco, and at the age of 18 left Puerto Rico for New York City, where he received his first social security card at the Empire State Building. He joined the Air Force and then switched to the Navy and became a helicopter mechanic and photographer and retired after 20 years of service to our country. He then continued being a photographer in the civil service at NAS. Al retired in 1999 and spent his retirement traveling around the world and enjoying life with his wife Barbara. Al is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Barbara; children, Sherri Ann Grant and Deborah Ann Castro; stepchildren, John Salter (Rhonda) and Vera Wiley (William); along with his grandchildren, Paige, Shelby, Raven, Saleyna, Olivia, and Abigail; great grandchildren, Skyrah and Maleko. Al was a kind soul who loved tinkering around the house and always liked to stay busy throughout the day. He was an excellent cook and loved sharing his Puerto Rican foods with others. He loved animals and would take loving care of his pets and wild animals throughout the area. He had an adventurer’s spirit and youthful playfulness that he demonstrated throughout his life including having his private pilot’s license and flying his plane around the gulf coast area. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to St. Jude’s Hospital. - Memorial Service to take place at a later time at Barrancas National Cemetery.

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Richard L Benfield

Died : Mar 01, 2024

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Pensacola, FL

Richard L Benfield, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. A funeral service for Richard will be held Friday, March 8, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home, 1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32534.

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