William F. McGlamery Jr.
William F. McGlamery Jr., 88, died July 8 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. He was born April 10, 1919, in Atlanta, Ga., son of the late William F. McGlamery Sr. and Deborah Waters McGlamery.
McGlamery attended Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton, Ga., where he met his wife of 63 years, Josephine Brooks. He received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture at the University of Georgia and studied mathematics at Hamilton College in Ithaca, N.Y. and the University of Florida in Gainesville.
McGlamery served on the USS Yorktown and the USS Indianapolis prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During WWII, he worked for the U.S. Air Force at Warner Robins, Ga.
Other career endeavors included a brief interval as Jackson County school teacher before moving to a long career with Martin Sprocket and Gear in Atlanta. He retired from that position in 1988.
He also spent many years working on the family farm in Jackson County.
A member of First Presbyterian Church in Chipley, McGlamery was active in the community, delivering Meals on Wheels for the Council on Aging for many years, as well as mowing lawns for several individuals needing help.
By the end of his life, McGlamery had visited every state in the United States at least once, often taking his family on trips with him.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine McGlamery; three daughters, Camille of Chipley, Brooke Grimes and husband, Danny, of Panama City, and Maria McGlamery of Edgewood, N.M.; two sisters, Patricia Williams of Panama City and Frances Shadburn of Atlanta, Ga., a granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held July 16 at First Presbyterian Church in Chipley with the Rev. David Darrow officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Chipley or Washington County Council on Aging.
Bertie Lou Miller
Bertie Lou (Padgett) Miller, 75, of Westville died July 6 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Bertie Padgett and Ila (Kirkland) Padgett.
She was a social worker for the Department of Children and Family Services for 17 years.
Miller was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwenda Cole, and a son, Rhett Miller.
Survivors include her husband, Collis McGwen Miller; two daughters, Connie Ammons and Tamie Boyette, both of Geneva, Ala.; two sons, Randall Miller and Royce Miller, both of Westville, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral was held July 9 at Beulah Anna Baptist Church in Westville with the Revs. David Hidle and Lee Ammons officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Sims Funeral Home of Bonifay in charge of arrangements.
William Gaines Baxley
William Gaines Baxley, 82, of Chipley died July 4 at St. Andrews Health and Rehab Center in Panama City.
Survivors include his wife, Annis (Parnell) Baxley of Chipley; two stepsons, Don Johnson of Panama City Beach and David Wilburn of Chipley; two stepdaughters, Glenda Howey of Bridgeport, Mich., and Karen Collier of Beebe, Arkansas; four sisters, Pauline Martin of Enterprise, Ala., Juanita Faircloth of Panama City Beach, Sybil Walters of Panama City, and Barbara West of Attapulgus, Ga.; and two brothers, Daniel Baxley of Enterprise, Ala., and David Baxley of Bonifay.
Memorial services were held July 14 at Courts of Praise in Chipley with the Rev. Rickey Lovett officiating.
Sims Funeral Home of Bonifay was in charge of arrangements.
Felchia Leah Browning
Felchia Leah Browning, 43, of Ponce de Leon died July 4 at her home. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include her father, Ronald Stripling, mother, Johnnie (Ward) Anderson, and stepfather, Joe Anderson, all of Ponce de Leon; a brother, Joseph Stripling of Ponce de Leon, three sisters, Pamela Stripling of Atlanta, Ga., Rhonda Little and Miranda Anderson, both of Ponce de Leon.
Funeral was July 7 at Westville Community Church with the Rev. Harry Collins officiating.
Burial, with military honors, was in Westville Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home of Bonifay directing.
Peter Mackus, 85, of Sunny Hills died July 5 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. He had lived in Sunny Hills since 1989 when he moved from Queens, N.Y.
Of the Catholic faith, he was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sunny Hills.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mackus of Sunny Hills; four sons, Frank Mackus and Richard Mackus, both of Maspeth, N.Y., Edward Mackus of Ozone Park, N.Y., and Peter Mackus of Quakertown, Penn., and four grandchildren.
Rosary was held prior to the service which took place July 9 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father Charles Collins officiating.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Edna E. Jackson
Edna E. Jackson, 76, of Chipley died July 4 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. She was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Crestview to Leonard and Millie (Blocker) Fuqua, and was a life-long resident of Chipley.
Survivors include her husband, Andrew R. Jackson of Chipley; five sons, Robert Austin Rogers and wife, Debra, of Panama City, Andrew R. Jackson Jr. of Lafayette, La., Wayne Jackson and David Jackson, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Mark Jackson of Ocala; two daughters, Shelia Whitney of Gordon, Ala., Denise Freeman and husband, Robert, of Chipley; sister, Lena P. Boutwell and husband, Moody, of Graceville, numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 9 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Raymond Oquin officiating.
Burial was in Wachob Forest Lawn Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Robert L. Brooks
Robert L. Brooks, 85, of Sunny Hills died July 8 at Washington County Rehab and Nursing. He was born April 12, 1922, in Cornwell, N.Y., to W.P. and Jennie (Vail) Brooks. He had lived in the Washington County area since moving from New York in 2001.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Antoinette.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Brooks of Sunny Hills; a son, John Brooks of Chipley; two sisters, Rosalee Showler of Cornwell, and Winfred Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.,
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Brown Funeral Home of Chipley was in charge of arrangements.