Richards, Durward J.
May 24, 1916 - Mar 8, 1974
Pensacola News Journal, Sun., Mar 10, 1974
Durward J. (Dud) Richards, Sr., 57, of 2303 N. 2th Ave., died Friday night
in a local hospital.
He was a native and life-long resident of Pensacola and was a member of the
Gadsden Street United Methodist Church. He was a retired civil service employe
of the Pensacola Naval Air Station and was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances H. Richards of Pensacola; a son,
Durward J. Richards, Jr. of Pensacola, two daughters, Mrs. June R. Rutledge
of Meredian, Miss., and Mrs. Susan R. Cherberg of Pensacola; a brother, Glenn
C. Richards, Jr., of Pensacola, his mother, Mrs. Florence Caro Richards of
Pensacola and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in Fisher-Pou Chapel with the Rev.
Marcus Smith officiating.
Pallbearers will be Stanley R. Parker, Birl H. Wiggins, T. C. Miller, Joe
Miller, Hirum C. Hill, Albert D. Brown, Wiley West and Billy Briggs.
Richards, Catherine Salenthe (Briggs)
Abt 1826 - Mar 7, 1907
Pensacola Journal, Fri., Mar 8, 1907
Death Of An Aged Resident Mrs. S. Richards Passes Away at the Age of Eighty-one
Numerous friends throughout the city will be grieved to learn of the death
of Mrs. S. Richards, mother of Mr. W. W. Richards and Mrs. C. B. McAllister,
which occurred shortly after eight o'clock yesterday morning.
Mrs. Richards had been in ill health for several months, and at the time of
her death was eighty-one years of age.
The funeral services will be conducted at the home of their daughter, 221
East Gregory street, at 10 a.m. today. Friends are invited to be present.
Richards, William Washington
Jan 22, 1849 - Feb 2, 1916
#1 Pensacola Journal, Thursday, Feb. 3, 1916
Death in New Orleans of W. W. Richards
Tax Assessor of Escambia County for 18 Years
Operated Upon At Touro Infirmary
Remains Will Be Brought to Pensacola This Morning (Picture)
Pensacola was shocked yesterday when the news reached the city of the death
in New Orleans, of W. W. Richards of this city, who died yesterday afternoon
at 12:30 at the Touro Infirmary, where he had undergone an operation, having
been taken to New Orleans on Saturday afternoon for a surgical procedure.
Mr. Richards had been in failing health for the past year, and with his wife
and young son, Hilas, left Pensacola in November for California, to recuperate,
his physicians and family hoping that the rest and change might restore him
to health. He visited the expositions in San Francisco and San Diego, and
was the guest of the son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Mayes, of
San Diego, Cal., and also visited a son, J. E. Richards, in Farmersville,
When contemplating this trip, Mr. Richards refused to leave the city until
after the municipal election, remaining to cast his vote, and leaving immediately
thereafter for the west, showing in this that rare conscientiousness that
distinguished him in all his undertakings. For eighteen years he had held
the office of tax assessor of Escambia county, and had brought to this office
that executive ability and sense of personal responsibility that he showed
always in his public and private life. He had been elected to this office
for nine consecutive terms, many times his election having been without opposition.
He was sixty-seven years of age, having been born in Apalachicola on Jan.
22nd, 1849. He married Miss Lucia White of Pensacola, and is survived by his
wife and the following children:
Mrs. W. H. Favourite, of New Orleans; William R. Richards, of Pensacola; J.
A. Richards of Mobile; R. M. Richards, of Holt, Fla.; Mrs. C. J. Mayes, of
San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. W. C. Dye, of Panama City; C. A. Richards, of Jacksonville;
G. C. Richards, of Pensacola; Mrs. William M. Walker, of Pensacola; J. E.
Richards, of Farmersville, Texas; Herbert L. Richards, a student at the Georgia
College of Technology; and Hilas Richards. He is also survived by one sister,
Mrs. Ida McAllister, of this city.
He was a member of the Order of Masons, of the Veterans Firemen's Association,
the Order of Owls, the S. B. A., and other fraternal organizations.
Was Widely Known
While known throughout the state and county because of his splendid qualifications
as a public officer, he was known in his home city equally as well because
of his beautiful domestic and Christian life. It is given to few men to rear
so large a family, all of whom have reached manhood and womanhood, becoming
useful citizens, and in his church life he took the same leading place he
found in his own home, having held an official position in the Methodist church
for fifty-one years. He was broad and charitable in his views and it was not
only largely due to his efforts that the Gadsden Street Methodist Church was
built, but he had been instrumental in the erection of every other Methodist
church in the city, with the exception of the First Methodist church, was
built subsequent to the Gadsden Street church, and he contributed to the building
During his recent illness, Mr. Richards stated that in the past year he had
seen each of his children, and this must be to them a great comfort in the
hour of their bereavement. Everything that medical skill could accomplish
had been done, and while his physicians, Dr. W. C. Dewberry, Dr. D. W. McMillan
and Dr. W. D. Nobles, had little hope of his recovery, the surgical operation
at Touro was used as a last resort.
The arrangements for the funeral services will be announced later.
The remains will reach Pensacola this morning at 6 o'clock, accompanied by
his wife and son, W. R. Richards, who were at his beside at Touro, as was
also his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Favourite.
#2 Pensacola Journal, Friday, Feb. 4, 1916
Funeral of W. W. Richards occurs this morning
Remains Reached the City Yesterday Morning and Were Conveyed to the Family
Home on La Rua St.
Funeral services over the remains of W. W. Richards, who died in New Orleans
Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted this morning at 10 o'clock at the family
home, No. 810 East LaRua street. Rev. Herbert W. Rice of the Gadsden Street
Methodist church will conduct the service and the interment will be in St.
The remains reached the city yesterday morning from New Orleans and were conveyed
to the family home, where many friends called during the day.
Pall bearers will be as follows: A. M. McMillan, J. B. Tiller, J. A. Kirkpatrick,
Tom Briggs, L. C. Bennett and L. E. Nobles.
The members of the Veteran Firemen's Association, of which the deceased was
a member, are requested by that association to be present in a body to attend
NOTICE Members of Nest No. 1494 Order of Owls are requested to meet at Owls
hall today 9 o'clock to attend funeral of our late brother W. W. Richards.
N. L. Everitt, Secretary.
#3 Pensacola Journal, Sat., Feb 5, 1916
Remains of W. W. Richards At Rest
Services Conducted at the Family Home on East LaRua Street in Presence of
The remains of W. W. Richards, tax assessor of Escambia county, who passed
away in New Orleans, were placed at rest yesterday morning in St. John's cemetery.
Services over the remains were conducted at the family home on East LaRua
street by Rev. Herbert W. Rice. Many gathered there who had admired the deceased
during his long and useful life, and followed the body to its last resting
place. Many beautiful floral tributes were placed upon the newly made mound
in the cemetery by loving hands.
Richardson, Agnes (Joseph)
Abt 1863 - Jun 24, 1919
A Pensacola Newspaper, June 25, 1919
Mrs. Agnes Richardson.
The funeral of Mrs. Agnes Richardson of Chicago, who died yesterday at the
home of her son, George A. Bridges [sic], will be conducted from the family
residence, 409 East Belmont street, at 9 o'clock this morning. Burial will
be at New Hope cemetery. The bearers will be James, John, Hugh and Frank
Josie, Tom Busbee and James Thurman. Mrs. Richardson is survived by three
children, Mrs. Martin Stearns, Arthur Briggs, and George A. Briggs of this
Riera, Joseph Warren
Jul 10, 1899 - Apr 15, 1977
Pensacola Journal, Tues., Apr. 19, 1977
Mr. Joseph Warren Riera, 77, of 3302 E. Mallory St. died Friday night in a
Mr. Riera was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola. He was a member
of the Cathedral of Sacred Heart and the VFW, a veteran of World War I and
a retired civil service employee of Pensacola Naval Air Station.
Survivors include his widow, Louise G. Riera; two brothers, Stephen M. Riera
and Francis A. Riera, all of Pensacola; and a sister, Catherine R. Trainer
of Corpus Christi, Tex.
Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Cathedral of Sacred Heart
with Fr. Luke Hunt saying mass.
Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery with Fisher-Pou Funeral Service
Active pallbearers will be Raymond Coe, Robert S. Smith, James H. Pike, Charles
N. Gardner, Eugene Briggs, and Rev. C. G. Keilum Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Riera, Malcolm S.
Jan 20, 1882 - Nov 16, 1952
from Fisher Pou Info
Malcolm S. Riera, 71, well-known Pensacolian, died Sunday night at the Leatherwood
Rest Home, 318 N. DeVilliers St.
Mr. Riera had resided in Pensacola all his life and was a member of St. Michaels
Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. L. Switzer of Pensacola and Mrs. Leonard
McElveen of Key West; three sons, Father Malcolm Riera of Mt. Vernon, Ala.,
Patrick and Herbert Riera, both of Pensacola; four brothers, Frank, Joe and
Anthony Riera at Pensacola and Paul Riera of Kerrville, Tex.; two sisters,
Miss Stella and Miss Louise Riera; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in Fisher-Pou Chapel and
at 10:00 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church with Solemn High Mass.
Members of the Holy Name Society will meet in Fisher-Pou Chapel at 2 p.m.
Monday for Rosary.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Active, Holland Bobe, Robert Brown, Francis Riera, Guy
Riera, Jack Brown and Andy Anderson; honorary, Edgar Langford, Oscar Kuester,
Adrian Farinas, Clarence Riera, A. R. Yniestra, ?, Dr. Frank Tugwell, Dr.
W. D. Nobles, Victor Mabre Sr., Robert Minnoch and Will L. Johnson.
Riera, Malcolm Stephen, Rev.
Abt 1912 - Nov 17, 1974
Pensacola Journal, Mon., Nov 18, 1974
Rev. Malcolm Stephen Riera, 63, a pastor of the St. Mark's Roman Catholic
Church, died Sunday morning in a Birmingham hospital.
Rev. Riera was a native of Pensacola. He studied for Catholic Priesthood at
St. Bernards Seminary in Cullman, Ala., and the North American College in
Rome, Italy, where he was ordained 39 years ago. He served in several Catholic
churches around the state of Alabama. He was a veteran of World War II, and
served as a chaplain to the paratroopers in the South Pacific. He spent 20
years as Pastor of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Birmingham.
Survivors include two brothers, James Riera and Patrick Thomas Riera; two
sister,s Mrs. Virginia McElveen and Rita M. Switzer, all of Pensacola,and
several nieces and nephews.
The body will be placed in St. Mark's Catholic Church from 4 p.m Monday until
the funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, following the Mass celebrated by the most
Rev. Joseph G. Vath, Bishop and Priest of the Catholic diocese of Birmingham.
Riera, Martha Rice
Nov 2, 1877 - Jun 28, 1967
Pensacola paper - Thurs., June 29, 1967
Mrs. Martha Rice Riera, 91, of 109 N. DeVilliers St., died Wednesday morning
at her home.
Mrs. Riera, the widow of Frank J. Riera, was a native of Kentucky, but had
resided in Pensacola for more than 70 years. She was a member of St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Its Altar Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by three sons, Francis A. Riera, Joseph W. Riera and Stephen
M. Riera, all of Pensacola; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Trainor, Corpus Christi,
Tex.; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The family requests remembrances be made to the Heart Fund or to St. Michael's
Catholic Church building Fund.
Funeral services will be at 8:45 a.m. Friday in Waters & Hibbert Chapel with
Mass in St. Michael's Catholic Church 9 a.m.
The rosary will be recited in the chapel Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Earl Riera, Guy Riera, Herbert Riera, Pat Riera, W. L.
Boyden and Sam Rosneau.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery with Waters & Hibbert directing.
Riera, Robert Emmett, Rear Admiral
Nov 30, 1912 - Feb 11, 2000
Pensacola News Journal, Mon, Feb. 14, 2000
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Robert Emmett Riera, 87, of Pensacola, died Friday, February
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Riera was born in Pensacola November 30, 1912, the son
of long-time Pensacola residents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Riera, both deceased.
He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1931 and entered the Naval Academy,
from which he graduated as an ensign in 1935.After a tour of duty at sea,
he returned to Pensacola for flight training, receiving his wings of gold
in January of 1940. During his 40 year career as a naval aviator he was a
distinguished veteran of World War II with extensive action in the Pacific.
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Riera was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Flying
Cross, Air Medal, and Legion of Merit with Combat "V".
Survivors include his wife of 66 years of Mary Baer Riera; four children,
Penny and Dve Perault of Basye, Va., Robin and Jim Clinton of San Diego, Calif.,
Gay and Bob Pewett and Bob and Cindy Riera, all of Annandale, Va.; 10 grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, February, 15, 2000 in Holy
Spirit Catholic Church, 10650 Gulf Beach Hwy.
Eastern Gate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please send any memorial contributions to Naval Aviation
Foundation, P. O. Box 33104, NAS Pensacola, Florida 32508-3104.
Riera, Stella Agnes (unmarried)
Jan 1879 - Apr 19, 1960
Pensacola News, Tues., Apr 19, 1960
Miss Stella Agnes Riera, 103 N DeVilliers St., died at her residence Tuesday
She was a life-long resident of Pensacola.
She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and member of the Solidity
She is survived by her sister, Miss Louise Riera; three brothers, Joseph V.
Riera, Frank J. Riera, and Paul F. Riera, Pensacola.
The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Waters &
Hibbert Funeral Home and funeral services will be conducted from the chapel
Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. with additional services at St. Michaels Catholic Church
at 9 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Guy, Earl, Pat, Stephen, Herbert and Warren Riera, all
Riera, Theresa Ditmars
Oct 22, 1877 - Jun 5, 1961
Pensacola Journal, Fri., Jun 9, 1961
Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Riera, of 420 Pou Station Road, Warrington,
who died Wednesday night at a local hospital, will be held at 9 a. m. Saturday
in Fisher-Pou Chapel and at 9:30 a.m. in St. John's Catholic Church with Mass.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Warrington.
Pallbearers will be Warren Riera, Fred Egelhoff, Dan Forster, A. E. Forster,
Earl Warden and Russell Scarrett. Mrs. Riera was a native of Pensacola but
had resided in Warrington for the past few years.
She was the widow of Capt. William Riera and a member of the St. John's Catholic
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Blanche Riera and Miss Inez Riera, both
of Pensacola; four sons, William H. Riera, Charles J. Riera and Jack Riera
all of Pensacola and Ernest Riera, Sr., of Tampa; two grandsons, Richard Riera
and Ernest Riera, Jr., of Tampa.
Fisher Pou Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Robinson, Daisy Golay
Jan 1, 1879 - Nov 21, 1967
Pensacola Journal, Thurs., Nov. 23, 1967
Daisy Golay Robinson, 88, of 2905 E. Moreno St., died Tuesday afternoon in
a local hospital.
She was the widow of the late R. J. Robinson who was a former employe of the
L & N Railroad. She was a member of the St. Christophers Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Norma (Norman) Briggs, Pensacola; a brother,
Albert Golay, Portsmouth, Va.; and seven nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 a.m.. Friday in St. Christophers Episcopal Church
with the Rev. Van David officiating.
The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Pensacola with Fisher Pou Funeral
Robinson, Robert James
Jan 23, 1876 - Sep 27, 1943
#1 Pensacola newspaper, Sep 1943 (Fisher Pou Info)
"Bob" Robinson, 67, Engineer, Dies. Funeral of Veteran Will Be Held Here.
R. J. (Bob) Robinson, 67, a veteran L. and N. engineer died Wednesday night
at his home in Selma, Ala., according to information received here. Robinson
had been with the L. and N. more than 45 years. He was born in Chipley.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Escambia Lodge
No. 15, Masons, the Episcopal church and the Shrine.
Robinson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Daisey Golay Robinson, a nephew, Capt.
J. Hall, Fort Benning, Ga., two brothers-in-law, Gam B. Golay Pensacola, and
A. A. Golay, Norfolk, VA., a sister-in-law, Mrs. Norman Briggs, Pensacola,
and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held from the home of Gam B. Golay, 327 East Romana
with burial in St. John's cemetery and Fisher-Pou directing.
#2 Pensacola newspaper, Sep 1943 (Fisher Pou Info)
Funeral services for R. J. "Bob" Robinson 67, veteran L. and N. railroad engineer
who died Wednesday night at his home in Selma, will be held this (Sunday)
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of Mr. Gam Golay, 327 E. Romana St.,
and at 3:15 at Christ Episcopal church with Rev. Smythe Lindsay officiating.
Active pallbearers will be: Albert Golay, Newman Stuart, M. K. Black, George
Axelson, C. G. Hartsfield and Adrian Farinas. Honorary: A. C. Johnson, Ed
Robinson, Monroe Campbell, George Hoffman, Corona Suarez, W. H. McGivney,
Drew Williams, R. G. Ferguson, John Day, J. E. Daniels, A. G. Macmillan and
Burial will be in St. John's cemetery with Fisher-Pou directing.
Rocheblave, Frances Eugenia Davis
Dec 10, 1883 - Jan 23, 1972
Pensacola Journal, Monday, Jan. 24, 1972
Mrs. Frances Eugenia Davis Rocheblave, 88, of 22 Audusson Ave., Warrington,
died Sunday afternoon in a local nursing home.
Mrs. Rocheblave, widow of William H. Rocheblave, was a native of Georgianna,
Ala.; but had resided in Pensacola the past 69 years. She was a member of
the Gadsden Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Marie Brown, Mrs. Barbara Bennett
and Mrs. Betty Carvalls, all of Pensacola; three sons, Francis W. Rocheblave,
Kenneth W. Rocheblave and Bernard J. Rocheblave, all of Pensacola; four sisters,
Mrs. Neil McCaskill of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Ouida Monahan of St. Louis, Mo.,
Mrs. Eva Wells and Mrs. Mae Nelson, both of Pensacola; eight grandchildren;
17 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fisher-Pou Chapel with the Rev. Ennis Sellers
of the Gadsden Street United Methodist Church officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Leo Carvalls, Jimmy Bennett, Jack Brown, Bubba
Brown, Thomas Brown and Bill Rocheblave.
Burial will be in Bayview Memorial Park with Fisher-Pou Funeral Service directing.
Rocheblave, William Henry
Sep 6, 1883 - Nov 18, 1963
Pensacola Journal, Wed., Nov. 20, 1963
Funeral services for William Henry Rocheblave, 80, of 2805 E. Brainerd St.,
East Pensacola Heights, will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday in Fisher-Pou Chapel
and at 9 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Frank Geri
The Rosary will be recited in Fisher-Pou Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Rocheblave died Monday night at his home.
Mr. Rocheblave, a retired, tug boat captain, had resided in Pensacola all
his life and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. He was the former
owner of Rocheblave Seafood Co.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Rocheblave of Pensacola; four sons,
Francis Rocheblave, Kenneth Rocheblave, Bernard Rocheblave and Lewis Rocheblave,
all of Pensacola; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Brown, Mrs. Barbara Bennett
and Mrs. Betty Carvallis, all of Pensacola; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Daniels
and Mrs. Lena Day, both of Pensacola; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be T. E. Welles, F. L. Egelhoff, R. E. Egelhoff,
Shirley Brown, Curtis C. Cooper and James B. Nelson.
Active pallbearers will be Albert Golay, R. L. Nickelson, Jr., Benito Nickelsen,
Julius Daniels, Jr., Thomas Day and Woodard Day, Jr.
Burial will be in Bayview Memorial Park Cemetery with Fisher-Pou Funeral Service
Rolin, John Thomas
Dec 10, 1939 - Nov 29, 1952
from Fisher Pou Info
John Thomas Rolin, 12, died late Saturday night in the Mobile Infirmary at
Mobile, Ala. He was taken ill several days ago and was taken to Mobile for
He was a student at Hallmark School and was a member of the choir of the Salvation
Army and of the Pensacola Boys Choir. The choir will sing at the funeral.
John maintained a newspaper route for the past four years.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rolin; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie
Lee Geri and Miss Carol Rolin; two brothers, Riley Eugene and Mack Richard
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from Fisher-Pou Chapel with
Capt. Harold Robins of the Salvation Army officiating.
Pallbearers will be Honorary, James Walker, Lonnie Walker, Alfred Jackson,
Charles Carroll, B. C. Henderson and Walter Lee Jackson. Active: Tiddle Walker,
Bruce ?, Eddie Jackson, Robert Macon, Clifford Carroll and John Carroll.
Burial will be in Clopton Cemetery with Fisher Pou directing.
Rosentein, Esther (Crackers)
Oct 12, 1902 - Jan 22, 1974
Pensacola Journal, Thurs., Jan 24, 1974
Mrs. Esther (Crackers) Rosentein, 71, of 650 Hardy Place died Tuesday morning.
A native of South Dakota she resided in Pensacola for the past 20 years and
was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Joe Vandergift and Ore Vandergrift both of
Funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church with
Father James Amos saying mass.
The Rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Faith Chapel.
Burial will be in the Barrancas National Cemetery with Faith Chapel Funeral
Pallbearers will be Peter Hernandez, Richard Falzone, James Morningstar, Fred
Meredith, Bert Isler and Ashley Mason.
Runyan, Manual G.
Feb 27, 1872 - Oct 20, 1954
Pensacola Journal, Fri., Oct. 22, 1954
Funeral services for Manuel G. Runyan 82 well known local artist who died
Wednesday, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Fisher Pou Chapel with Dr.
John D. Thomas officiating.
Pallbearers will be C. W. Eggart, Sr., Fred Hassebrock, W. O. Cloud, L. G.
Stewart, T. T. Wentworth Jr., and J. C. Wentworth.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
At the age of 14 he began art lessons with Miss Emma Chandler. Later he studied
under William M. Chase, Frank Suveneck, Charles W. Catnorne and Clyde Leon
Most of the artist's works were typical Florida and Pensacola scenes.
He came from Geneva, ala. with his family when he was 8. The family settled
near Bayou Chico and the early contact with water strongly influenced the
artist who was best known for his water scenes.
For 25 years Mr. Runyan had an art studio on Palafox Street, but moved during
a modernization program to a studio at 2134 Barrancas Ave.
He always was interested in young artists and spent much of his time teaching
and visiting schools to discuss painting.
Mr. Runyan is survived by a brother, William B. Runyan and a sister, Mrs.
Anna R. Barnes, both of Pensacola and other relatives.
Runyan, William Bell
Mar 19, 1874 - Aug 30, 1955
Pensacola Journal, Aug. 31, 1955
Funeral services for William Bell Runyan, 81, of 1011 N. Reus St., who died
Tuesday, will be held at the chapel of the Fisher Pou Funeral Home at 2 p.m.
Wednesday with the Rev. John D. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St.
Mr. Runyan, who had been a resident of Pensacola the past 77 years, was a
lumber exporter and for the past 15 years a real estate dealer. He occasionally
did special property assessments for the city.
He was a member of Escambia Masonic Lodge 15 and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Chapman Gonzalez; a sister, Mrs. Anna Barnes,
both of Pensacola, and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers include C. W. Eggart Sr., H. M. Caldwell, D. B. Gonzalez Jr.,
A. J. Butt Sr., George P. Wentworth Jr., and B. W. Haynes.
Rupert, Genevieve Murphy
Jun 7, 1879 - Jun 8, 1960
Pensacola Journal, Fri., Jun 9, 1960
Funeral services for Mrs. Genevieve Murphy Rupert, 81, of 801 W. Moreno St.,
who died Thursday morning in a Mobile, Ala. hospital will be held at 8:45
a.m. Monday in the Fisher-Pou Chapel and at 9 a.m. in St. Michaels Catholic
Church with the Rev. Msgr. William J. Cusick saying the mass.
A native of New Orleans, Mrs. Rupert had lived in Pensacola for the past 74
years. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and of the Catholic
Daughters of America. She was the widow of the late F. C. Rupert. Surviving
are two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Guiliot of San Lorenco, Calif., and Mrs.
Marjorie Hoover of Pensacola; a son, Herbert Rupert of Pensacola; a brother,
Allie Murphy of Tampa; and other relatives.
The Catholic Daughters of America will say the Rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday in
the Fisher-Pou Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Bill Harris, Grover Pittman, Robert Harris, Toney Gomez,
Harry Gomez and Joseph Gomez. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Abt 1913 - Dec 30, 1954
Pensacola Journal, Fri., Dec. 31, 1954
Charlie Rutherford, 41, of Ensley, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at
the Naval Air Station where he was employed as an aviation mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille Rutherford; six sons, Terry, Perry,
Charles, Billie, Jimmy and Stevie Rutherford; three daughters, Betty Ann,
Linda and Mary Alice Rutherford; four brothers, T. J. Rutherford, George Rutherford
and Walter Rutherford of Pensacola, and Dan Rutherford of Lockhart, Ala.;
three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Martin, Mrs. Martha Wise and Mrs. Louise Herrington,
Pensacola; and mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford of Pensacola.
Funeral services will be announced by Waters and Hibbet Funeral Home.
Rutherford, Mollie M.(Elsperman)
Sep 14, 1875 - Jan 26, 1945
Pensacola Newspaper, Jan. 27, 1945
Mrs. Mollie M. Rutherford, 70, died Friday afternoon in her home, 801 East
Mrs. Rutherford had been a lifelong resident of Escambia county and was a
member of the Baptist church.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. I. Smith, Mrs. Lillie Joseph,
both of Pensacola and Mrs. Elsie Dabbs of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother,
Joe Elsperman of Pensacola; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Cannon, Mrs. Liza Nobles
and Mrs. Pearl Morgan all of Pensacola; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the home 801 East DeLeon
street with the Rev. A. C. Greene, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church officiating.
Pallbearers will be: Harold Dagneau, Lewis Hammac, Willie Hammac, Willie Simmons,
Fletcher Nobles and F. M. Comer.
Burial will be in Whitmire cemetery with Fisher-Pou directing.