Obituaries for Wed., Dec. 28, 2016

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Robert H. (Bob) Cowen

After a valiant fight with diabetes and heart disease, Robert H. (Bob) Cowen passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, Sat., Dec. 24, 2016.

1228-robert-cowenBob was born to Guy and Mattie Lou Cowen in 1940, in Opp, Ala. He attended local schools and followed his education as an Army Paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. He loved to joke that during his first experience on an airplane he jumped out of it.

Following his service to our country, Bob spent his career as a real estate developer in Alabama, Texas, and Northwest Florida. To be near his family, he moved to Pensacola, Fla., where he met and married his love, Karen Cook. Bob possessed great passion for children, and they were instinctively drawn to him. He was known lovingly as Daddy Bob, as his warmth and spirited compassion were evident in his love of all children. It was this passion which led him to an instrumental role in the development of the Santa Rosa Kids House in Milton, Fla. With many residential and commercial developments to his credit, the Kids House was a source of great pride for him.

Bob was playful and a masterful storyteller who loved to laugh and dance with his friends and family. He loved being on the water fishing, boating, and spending time with his buddies. He devoted his time and heart to the Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Krewe of Bananimals, serving as their king in 2010; an honor bestowed upon him for his service and dedication. Bob had a deep and devoted faith in God, and his faith has shown through his love of others all of his life. He loved the holidays, but especially cherished all the wonder of the Christmas season, and it is fitting that he chose to go home to the Lord on the eve of the celebration of Christ’s birth.

Bob was committed to and cherished his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. He was a pillar of strength and pride, and shared his unconditional love, his support, and his grounded approach to life with each of us. Bob’s love and compassion for others was immeasurable. He will be sorely missed, never forgotten, and will continue to serve as a pillar of strength and commitment to our family.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and dedicated wife, Karen Cook Cowen; his children, Tyler (and Deborah) Cowen and Drew (and Kara) Cowen; his grandchildren, Cody, Samantha and Rabecca; his sister, Sara Nell Cowen; and his former wife and mother of his children, Linda Bishop Whitman Brent; along with many nieces, nephews, and blended and extended family members.

Bob is predeceased by his parents; his brother, Elmer Cowen; and sister, Ada Louise Cowen Lynn.

A celebration of his life will be held Thurs., Dec. 29, at the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 1 p.m., with services at 2 p.m., followed by a brief graveside committal at the Rose Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Ivan Bishop, Eric Bushnell, Cody Cowen, Heath Cowen, Joe Cowen, Bryan Denham, Brandon Foshee, Greg Garcia, Pete Moore and Dan Smith.

Anyone who wishes to may donate to the Santa Rosa Kids House in honor of our beloved Bob Cowen.



Mr. Joseph H. Rose, Jr., age 83, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., Dec. 24, 2016 at Mizell Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wed., Dec. 28, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jim Walker officiating the service, interment will follow in Brooklyn Cemetery. Visitation will be one-hour prior to services at Foreman Funeral Home.

He is survived by his two sons and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Connie Rose of Andalusia and Phil Rose of Red Level; sister, Jenny Rose Phillips of Andalusia; five grandchildren, April (Ken) Johnson, Crystal Rose, Suzanne (Joshua) Ziglar, Allison (Lane Smith) Phillips, Angela Phillips; and six great grandchildren, Emery Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Katrina Lawrence, Alisha Ziglar, Harrison Smith, and Stella Smith.

He is preceded in death by his son, Mike Rose.

Pallbearers will include: Lane Smith, Kenny McGowin, Steve McGowin, Ken Johnson, Donnie Cook, and Marty Odom.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online registry at


Peggy Josey


Mrs. Peggy Josey Traywick, 82, of Andalusia, passed away Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, in the Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Herb Carlisle officiating. Interment will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Judith Marie and Paul Bozeman of Andalusia; two sons and daughter-in-law, Joe Pat and Betsy Traywick Jr. of Pensacola and Bill Traywick of Chipley, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Christie Traywick of Tuskegee, Ala.; four grandchildren, Sarah Griffith, Rachel Adin, Jennifer Harrison, Heather Traywick; six great grandchildren; and one brother, James Josey of Andalusia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Pat Traywick, Sr. and her son, James Michael Traywick.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Fuqua, Jimmy Eiland, Jim Locklier, Randy Cagle, Eddie Williamson, and Jody Rawls.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Heather Traywick and Herb Carlisle.

Those unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at