Samuel E. Barlow Sr.
Sam E. Barlow Sr., age 66, of Crestview, Fla., died Monday, March 1, 1999, at West Florida Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla.
Sam was born in Laurel Hill, Fla., on Oct. 3, 1932, to Chipley David and Lena Mae Adams Barlow and had been a lifetime resident of the Northwest Florida area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and also held five different construction licenses. Sam was an avid fisherman and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chipley William Barlow. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years of marriage, Evelyn P. Barlow of Crestview; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Pam Kelley of Crestview, Sammy Jr. and Debbie Barlow of Dallas, Texas, and Rick Barlow of Crestview; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Walt Horst of Crestview; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie D. and Irene Barlow of Bonifay, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of Whitehurst Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Billy Joy officiating. Interment will follow in Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, 436 W. James lee Blvd., Crestview.
Walter H. Newton
Col. Walter H. Newton, U.S. Army retired, age 69, of Bluewater Bay, Fla., passed away March 2, 1999, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after a brief illness.
A veteran of World War II, he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1953. He received a regular commission in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was a decorated veteran of the Korean conflict, retiring with the rank of colonel. Col. Newton also held senior management positions with AT&T International, was a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories, and a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts.
He was a past commander of VFW Post 14000 and a member of Hanyang Lodge 1048 AF&AM Seoul, Korea, IEEE, Pioneers of America and the Northwest Florida Retired Officers' Association.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith; and leaves behind four children, Jonathan E. Newton and wife Kilcha of Moorestown, N.J., Scott C. Newton and wife Anna of Gaithersburg, Md., Ellen S. Petrus of Niceville, Fla., and Brett D. Newton and wife Maureen of Rockaway, N.J.; and six grandchildren, Joshua W. Petrus, Andrew M. Newton, Cassandra A. Newton, Steven P. Newton, Travis A. Petrus and Katherine N. Newton.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 7.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Twin Cities Chapel on Monday, March 8, at 10 a.m. with a U.S. Army chaplain officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., at 1:15 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Linda Joyce Hilding
Linda Joyce Hilding, born in Baton Rouge, La., on July 7, 1945, passed away Wednesday morning, March 3, 1999, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
She graduated from Choctaw-hatchee High School and Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, and continued her education in elementary education at the University of West Florida. She was an active member of Mary Esther United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Circle. Mrs. Hilding was also an active member of Fort Walton 202 Order of Eastern Star and past worthy advisor of the Rainbow Girls.
Linda is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, David E. Hilding; daughter, Kimberly A. Newman of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; granddaughter, Lea O. Newman; mother, Ruby L. Henkel of Navarre, Fla.; and brother, William Hatton Henkel III and wife Shirley of Slidell, La.; sister, Margaret E. Hewitt and husband Harry of Montgomery, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Hatton Henkel II; and her brother, George Howard Henkel.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Mary Esther United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Roberts officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mary Esther United Methodist Church, 703 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Mary Esther, FL 32569, in memory of Mrs. Linda J. Hilding.
Cecil Gilbert McKinney
Cecil Gilbert McKinney, age 73, of St. Augustine, Fla., went to be with his Lord on Feb. 28, 1999.
He was a resident of Baker, Fla., for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Leatha McKinney of St. Augustine; daughters, Linda Wilhelm of Baker, and Betty Moore of Florala, Ala.; brothers, Willie Ray McKinney of Crestview, Fla., and Paul Allen McKinney of Baker; sisters, Creamonia Ford of Columbus, Ga., and Johnnie Flay Dowdy of San Mateo, Fla.; grandchildren, Mary Wirick, Joyce White, both of Crestview, Bruce Edward Dodd of San Mateo, Fla., and Lynn Collins of Florala; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Shady Grove Assembly of God in Baker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Shady Grove Assembly of God.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Edgar Erskine Hyche
Edgar Erskine Hyche, age 71, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, March 1, 1999, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Formerly of Birmingham, Ala., he had resided in Florida for the past six years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hyche of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Nancy Sue Baker of North Augusta, S.C., and Patricia Jean Cuhn of Valparaiso, Fla.; brother, Curtis Hyche of Hueytown, Ala.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randy Lynn officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga Veterans National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday morning prior to the service.
Arrangements by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
Rufus Rastus Fail
Rufus Rastus Fail was born in Butler County, Ala., on April 15, 1917, and died on March 3, 1999.
At the time of his death he was a resident at Encore Senior Village in Pensacola, Fla.
Mr. Fail was a World War II veteran; a retired master aircraft mechanic; and a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Elijah and Lottie Long Vickery Fail; and his wife, Kathrine Brewer Fail.
Survivors include his wife, Zelna P. Fail of Honoraville, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Joan C. and James G. Webster of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. R. Wallace and Robyn B. Fail of Niceville, Fla.; sisters, Lillie Mae Banks of Pleasant Grove, Ala., and Carrie McIntyre of Mobile, Ala.; brother, Carness Fail of Greenville, Ala.; granddaughter, Miryam K. Fail; grandson, Leidon W. Fail, both of Niceville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel in Pensacola, Fla. Burial will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens in Mobile, Ala., at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.
Jason Sherman Cutts
Jason Sherman Cutts, age 87, of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away Thursday morning, March 4, 1999, at Twin Cities Hospital.
Mr. Cutts was a retired truck driver and carpenter. He was born in Laurel Hill, Fla., and lived all of his life in this area. He was a member of Valparaiso Assembly of God.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lela; children, Maddlon Weekley and husband Carlton, and Donald Cutts and wife Peggy, all of Niceville, Fla.; brother, George Dewey Cutts and wife Ruby of Marietta, Ga.; sister, Eva Dell L'Orange of Valparaiso; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tony McCullough and Alvin D. Early officiating. Interment will follow in Erwin Cemetery, Highway 85 north in Niceville.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Rose Ferrara Hoffman
Rose Ferrara Hoffman, age 83, of Niceville, Fla., and formerly of Crestview, Fla., passed away Friday, March 5, 1999, at her home in Niceville.
She as a native of Hammond, La., but had been residing in Okaloosa County, Fla., since 1955. Mrs. Hoffman was a loving homemaker to her family. She also worked as a seamstress and was a welder in support of World War II. She was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 57 of Crestview.
During her residency in Crestview, Mrs. Hoffman was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, where she served in the Alter Society and the deanery. After moving to Niceville she moved her membership to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
Mrs. Hoffman will be remembered as a person who was always helpful to those in time of need and an advocate for children.
Mrs. Hoffman was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Hoffman; sisters, Josephine Ferrara and Mary Ferrara Muscarello; and five brothers, Sam, Tony, Russell, Tom and Frank Ferrara.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Hoffman and wife Beth of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Bruce Hoffman and wife Marilyn of Niceville; sister, Lena Ferrara Imbraguglio of Hammond, La.; grandchildren, Lauren, Stephen, Debora, Bobby, Susan and Kevin; great-grandchildren, Denise and Aaron; and numerous other family members in Louisiana.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Niceville with Father Dominic P. Sa officiating. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla., at 1:15 p.m.
Visitation will be conducted from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and a rosary service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview.
Genevieve L. Boulais
Genevieve L. Boulais, age 85, a wonderful mother, caregiver and lady, was reunited with her beloved husband, Jack, on March 6, 1999.
Left behind are her children, John Boulais and his wife Sandy of Destin, Fla., Robert "Ned" Boulais of Happy Jack, Ariz., Andrea Boulais and husband Dennis Faneti of St. Louis, and Carolyn Boulais of St. Louis; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many friends whose lives were touched by her specialness.
"If we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep."
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
Wm. Larry Wilson
Wm. Larry Wilson, age 39, entered the golden gates of Heaven on March 6, 1999, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Larry was born on Sept. 15, 1959, at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., to Bobby J. and Katherine C. Wilson. Larry lived in several states and Iran as his father was in the U.S. Air Force. He moved with his family to Fort Walton Beach in December 1965.
He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1977; attended Georgia Institute of Technology; and graduated from Georgia State University in 1982.
Larry is survived by his loving parents, Bob and Kathy; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and David Bloodworth; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Donna Wilson; nieces and nephews, Amber and Alan Bloodworth, and Glenn, Shawn, Andy and Annette Wilson.
Larry is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and lifetime friend, Pamela Janney Terry and longtime friend, Bruce Carter, and many other professional associates.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Crestview, Fla. The service will be conducted by his pastor and friend, Dr. Billy Joy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church Building Fund; or to a charity of your choice in his memory.
Brackney Funeral Service, 480 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.