Lucille A. Hanks
Lucille A. Hanks, age 73, of Shalimar, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Bay Heritage Nursing Home in Niceville, Fla.
She was born in Mobile, Ala., and moved to this area in 1954. Lucille was the postmaster at the Shalimar Post Office until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of Ab-undant Life Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivey Howard Hanks; and her mother, Emma Bryant.
She is survived by her children, Rodger Hanks of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Beverly Coyne and husband Paul of Crestview, Fla., Howard Hanks of Oak Island, Texas, and Derek Hanks and wife Sherry of Aubrey, Texas; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted at Abundant Life Church in Fort Walton Beach at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, with the Rev. L.M. Thorne officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery. Ms. Hanks will be moved to the church one hour prior to services.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Hubert D. Carver Jr.
Hubert D. Carver Jr., age 58, left his family and friends to be lifted up in God's hands on May 7, 1999, at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Hubert loved his Almighty Father, nature and the search of knowledge. He could make a stranger feel like a friend. He will also be remembered for his sense of humor.
Hubert was born in San Pedro, Calif., on June 25, 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1958 to 1964. He attended the University of New Mexico from 1958 to 1960. He was a private gardener in Palm Beach for 27 years and a member of the American Mensa Society.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert D. Carver Sr.; mother, Meda Mcdade Carver; sister, Elaine Carver; and wife, Jane Carver. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Hubert D. Carver III and Candace Carver; granddaughter, Brianna Carver; his lifetime companion, Jerry Farmer; sister, Mary Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Meda and Cody Trent; brother, James Carver; four nephews; and one niece.
Private services will be held on May 15 with the Rev. Tim Trent officiating.
M.L. "Larry" Wilson, age 79, of Destin, Fla., died Thursday morning, May 13, 1999, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Mr. Wilson was the founder of Wilson Audit Co. and an avid golfer. He was born in Oakland, Calif., and served as an Army Air Corps 8th Air Force bomber pilot during World War II. Larry was a 32nd degree Mason; a Presbyterian by faith; and had resided in this area for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Erika Wilson; stepdaughter and husband, Linda and Benton Holmes, all of Destin; stepson, Bill Goodwin of Houston; nephew, Eddie Cash of Clovis, Calif.; niece, Barbara Arrington of Santa Rosa, Ca.; and grandson, Ryan Taylor.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Interment in the columbium of St. Simon's Episcopal Church will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Jackson St. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Gabriele Charlotte Pogue
Gabriele "Gabi" Charlotte Pogue age 55, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away the afternoon of Friday, May 14, 1999 in a local hospital after a 92-day courageously fought battle against cancer. Mr. Pogue was born Oct. 8, 1943 in Georgenswalde, East Prussia. Gabi has been a resident of Fort Walton Beach since 1984, moving here from Berlin, Germany.
She learned English at the St. Giles Lan-guage School in London, England and worked for the USAF for 14 years at the 7350th Air Base Group Security Police, Templehof Central Airport, Berlin, as a pass and ID information security clerk. She was also a German/French translator for the base commander.
Mrs. Pogue was preceded in death by her parents, Heinrich Wilhelm and Hildegard Marie Michaelis and her sister, Gloria Michaels. She is survived by her husband, Gary of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Jacqueline Gasionek, and husband, Andreas, of Berlin; son, Robert Behnke of Germany; sister, Daniela Grommes of Bippen, Germany; brother-in-law, Klaus Michaels of Berlin; nephews, Patrick Michaelis and Roland Michaelis, both of Berlin; and niece, Madeleine Grommes of Bippen.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pogue will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999 in the Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on the evening of Tuesday, May 18, 1999 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Jackson St. NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL; 32548 in memory of Gabriele Pogue.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Thomas Thoni
Charles Thomas Thoni, age 72, of Destin, Fla., passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday, May 14, 1999.
Mr. Thoni was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., and later retired with 41 years of service as general manager with South Central Bell. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys G. Thoni and sons, Charles Edward Thoni and Christopher Thomas Thoni, all of Destin; daughter, Phyllis A. Herrin of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Father Philip Thoni of Fairfield Glade, Tenn. and Edward Thoni of Germantown, Tenn.; stepson, Fred R. Gabell of Dickson, Tenn; stepdaughter, Deena R. Vick of Cookeville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and loving nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary with a Rosary prayer service to be conducted at 7 p.m. with Father Roy Marien officiating. A memorial Funeral Mass will be conducted from Resurrection Catholic Church, Destin, on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 10 a.m. with Father Roy Marien and Father Philip Thoni officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave. SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. is entrusted with the arrangements.
Funeral services for Raymon Jones, age 56, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., who died May 10, 1999, in Miami will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Greater Peace Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach with the Rev. Seymore officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Jones will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
Cooper Funeral Home, Chipley, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
John Franklin Weekley, Sr.
John F. Weekley, Sr., a retired major with the USAF., died peacefully at his residence in Laurel Hill, Fla., on Saturday evening, May 15, 1999, after an extended illness. He was 63.
John was born in Crestview, Fla., on April 25, 1936, to John L. and Nancy Helen Fleming Weekley and had been a long-time resident of the Northwest Florida area.
He was a member of the Retired Officer's Association and was preceded in death by his father, John L. Weekley, in 1990.
Maj. Weekley was a dedicated and devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a member of the Lakewood Church on Old Bethel Road in Crestview, Fla.
Survivors include his loving wife, Maxine J. (Moody) Weekley, of Laurel Hill, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Dara and Charles Cox, of Crestview, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, John, Jr. and Rhonda Weekley, of Destin, Fla., Robert A. and Janet F. Weekley of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Brian K. and Krista L. Weekley, of Moultrie, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Sue Weekley of Laurel Hill, Fla., Joel Weekley and his friend, Pat Nichols, of Pensacola, Fla., Duncan and Cathy Weekley of Laurel Hill, Fla.; sisters, Iva Weekley and Imogene Spanier, both of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Wilma Weekley, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; nine grandchildren and a large extended family of other relatives.
A time of visitation will be conducted at the Whitehurst Funeral Home on Monday evening, May 17, 1999, from 5-9 p.m.
The funeral service will be conducted from the Lakewood Church on Old Bethel Road in Crestview, Fla., on Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Ron Meade, Sammy Hiers and Bruce Crawford officiating.
Interment will follow the service in the Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Sociey or to the Hospice of Northwest Florida.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, 436 West James Lee Blvd., Crestview, in charge of arrangements.
Robin L. Stringer
Robin L. Stringer, age 34, of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., died May 15, 1999, in St. Louis.
Mrs. Stringer was born in St. Louis on Dec. 16, 1964. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, James Stringer; children, J.R. and Randee Stringer; and brothers and sister, Carol O'Shields, Scot (Pat) and Roy (Jane) Williams. She was the daughter of Robert Y. and Doris Williams, daughter-in-law of James A. and Barbara Stringer, sister-in-law of Lori and Dirk (Trudy) Stringer, dear aunt, niece and cousin.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Donations to the American Red Cross would be appreciated.
Hazel Eva Eckert
Hazel Eva Eckert, age 86, of Niceville, Fla., died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a Panama City, Fla., health care facility.
Mrs. Eckert moved to this area in 1980 from Denver and was Protestant by faith.
Survivors include her loving husband, Jacob Eckert of Niceville; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Elizabeth Eckert of Panama City, Fla.; brother, Lynn Sanburg of Eckert, Colo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service of remembrance will be conducted at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home on Saturday, May 22, with Chaplain Joel Underwood officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navajo Health Foundation, P.O. Box 5050, Window Rock, AZ 86515-9903.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
At the young age of 49, Cecelia Kelly died of natural heart complications in her San Diego home on the morning of May 14, 1999.
Cecelia, affectionately known to most as "Cece," was adored by her two children, her family and by everyone who was fortunate enough to have met her.
Cecelia Kelly was born into the Destin pioneer Kelly family on March 10, 1950. She was Coleman and Mattie Kelly's youngest of five children. Kelly grew up on the beach in Destin and always considered it home. She attended Choctawhatchee High School and was crowned Homecoming Queen in 1967. Following high school she attended the University of Florida as an education major, but left the last quarter to give birth to her first child.
Cecelia Kelly lived in Tallahassee, Fla., divorced, remarried and moved to Pensacola, Fla., where she gave birth to her second child. She had been living in San Diego for the past 18 years, most of it single, raising her two children. She went back to school at National University and studied psychology.
Cece's passions were reading, writing, playing on her computer and watching old "Bogart" movies. She fought a long, hard battle with alcoholism and was clearly winning the fight. Just weeks before her death her family and friends proudly celebrated her 10-year sobriety birthday.
Cecelia Kelly had a special gift of unconditional love for people and the most generous heart you can imagine. Her beauty started inside and shone outside brightly for everyone to see. Her engaging smile and friendly spirit will sorely be missed forever.
Cecelia Kelly leaves behind her 28-year-old daughter, Kelly Metz of Eugene, Ore., and her 21-year-old son, Cole Sims of Bonita. She is also survived by her brother, L. Bernarr Kelly and sisters, Imogene Kelly and Carol Kelly, all of Destin, Fla., and her cat, "Kit-Cat."
A visitation will be conducted on Thursday, May 20, at McLaughlin Mortuary, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, at St. An-drew's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.