Edward O. Cresap III
Edward O. Cresap III died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at a Texas Assisted Living Community in Houston.
Mr. Cresap was born in 1930 in New Orleans. He attended public schools in New Orleans and graduated from Troy State in 1953, and Emery University in 1959, with a degree in education. He moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1962, where he taught at Pryor Middle School and Wright Elementary until his retirement in 1991.
Ed was a life member of Auburn University Alumni Association; Sonic City Lions Club; and Choctaw Bowman Association.
Mr. Cresap was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Cresap Knowles in 1983; and his wife, Catherine Byrd Cresap in 1995.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Michelle of Houston; stepmom, Jen Cresap of New Orleans; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Ruth of Atlanta; son-in-law, Ned Knowles of Brewton, Ala.; and grandsons, Patrick and Phillip Cresap and Sam Knowles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Searcy Funeral Home in Enterprise, Ala., with Dr. Max Byrd officiating. Graveside services will follow in Meadowlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice; the Muscular Dystrophy Association; or to your local Hospice.
Local arrangements under the direction of Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Klein, Texas.
Edward L. Tilley
Edward L. Tilley, age 75, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 1999, after an extended illness.
Mr. Tilley was born in Gordo, Ala., and had lived most of his life in the DeFuniak Springs, Fla., area. He was Methodist by faith and a member of First United Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs. He was also a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class. Mr. Tilley was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was also the owner and operator of Tilley Ice Co., which he sold 20 years ago.
Mr. Tilley is survived by his wife, Audrey A. Tilley of DeFuniak Springs; daughter, Sarah T. York and husband George of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Emily Dylane York and Keyn Edward York, both of Orlando; sister, Margaret Lassiter of Leeds, Ala.; brothers, Emmitte Harold Tilley of Westville, Fla., and Ross Tilley Jr. of Ponce de Leon, Fla.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Ellisor officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of DeFuniak Springs, or donations may be made to a favorite charity.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Revelations 21:4.
Lizzie Mozell Tillman, age 89, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 16, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Tillman was born on Feb. 2, 1910, in Montgomery County, Ga., to the late Jim and Ginnie (McArthar) Lanier. She was one of 11 children.
Mrs. Tillman was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Lanier and Lonnie Lanier, both of Miami; sister, Mary Knowles of Mount Vernon, Ga.; son, Ray Tillman and daughters, Lonnie Howard, Jennie McNear and Mary Dukes, all of Miami.
Mrs. Tillman is survived by her daughters, Frankie Collier of Fort Walton Beach, and Viola Brown of Perrine, Fla.; son, Joe Tillman and wife Bertha of Homestead, Fla.; brothers, Rufus Lanier and Howard Lanier, both of Miami; sisters, Emma Lou Robinson and Sara Brinson, both of Mount Vernon, Ruby Allen of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Callie Mae McNear and Annie Bell Howard, both of Macon, Ga.; as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daisy Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
A memorial service in honor of Ann Wieland will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, at Crestview Agricultural Center.
Douglas Dean Destin
Douglas Dean Destin, age 43, of Shalimar, Fla., died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at his home.
Douglas was born in Cleveland on April 15, 1956, and had lived in this area since 1956. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Douglas was a loving husband, father, and a good friend to many people. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Debbie Destin; son, Douglas Destin; daughters, Jennifer Destin and Lauren Destin, all of Shalimar; grandmother, Bessie Lee of Lake Panasofkee, Fla.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Haverland-Allen; stepfather, Charles D. McDonald; brothers, William Nicholson and Stephen Lee Destin, all of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; uncles, Greg Destin of Lake Panasofkee, and Wayne Destin of Fort Walton Beach.
A visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at McLaughlin Mortuary. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.
Douglas will always be missed and the memories will never be forgotten.
Floral contributions will be accepted.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave. S.E., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Iva Baker Blocker
Iva Baker Blocker departed this world on Wednesday, May 19, 1999, her 73rd birthday.
Miss Iva was born in Groveland, Fla., but had lived on the corner of Richburg Lane in Crestview, Fla., for the past 43 years. Miss Iva spent her working years in various sewing factories, but her lifelong work was caring for her family and serving her church and community. Her untiring work at Crestview's First Assembly of God Church spanned over 40 years and her place in the choir will never be filled. She has gone to Heaven's great choir, where in Miss Iva's own words, "I'll never miss another note."
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; son, Randal; and grandson, Jeff.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda J. Glenn and husband David, and grandchildren Laura, Dan, Doug and Darla of Spanish Fort, Ala.; son, Donald and wife Bonnie, and grandchildren Dawn, Dusty, Rachel and Tiffany of Mobile, Ala.; son, Kenneth and his fianc?e Donna, and grandchild Lisa of Crestview; son, Darrel and wife Cindy, and grandchildren Shea, Josh and Derrick of Crestview; grandchildren, Steve and Aundrea Blocker of Crestview; also two great-grandchildren in Crestview; and three great-grandchildren in Mobile.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at First Assembly of God Church in Crestview with the Rev. Ron Meade and George Skipper officiating. Burial will follow in Reeder Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Miss Iva has gone to her well-deserved rewards to care for those who preceded her and to make ready for those who follow.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Billy Gene Qualls
Billy Gene Qualls, age 63, of Crestview, Fla., died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in a local nursing facility.
He was born in Andalusia, Ala., and served in the U.S. Air Force for over 25 years. Mr. Qualls was a resident of Okaloosa County, Fla., since 1977.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Theresa Nancy Qualls. Survivors include his wife, Erma S. "Nell" Qualls of Crestview; sons, Greg Qualls and Rusty Qualls, both of Crestview; brother, Maurice Qualls of Rose Hill, Ala.; sisters, Annis Ellison of Rose Hill, Ala., Ann Adell Qualls of Kansas, and Christine Coggins of Luverne, Ala.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Horace Franklin officiating. Graveside services will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery near Rose Hill, Ala., at 2:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Earl Kelly officiating.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Charles Edmonson Jones, Jr.
Dr. Charles Edmonson Jones, Jr., 65, a dentist, died May 23, 1999, at Baptist Hospital from complications due to chronic lymphatic leukemia which resulted in heart failure.
Born August 31, 1933, in Jackson, Miss., he graduated from Central High School. He attended the University of Mississippi and Millsaps College, before graduating from Loyola's School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 1957.
He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.
Dr. Ed Jones was a practicing dentist for 43 years in Jackson.
He was a devout member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he served as a board member and an usher.
He was an active Ducks Unlimited sponsor and a longtime outdoorsman with a great love of duck hunting.
He was a member of the North Jackson Lions Club.
Dr. Jones is survived by his wife, Louise Bellenger Jones; his mother, Mrs. Edmonson Jones, Sr.; his children: Miss Yancey Carolyn Jones of New Orleans, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Edmonson Jones III (Angela) of Jackson, Miss,; Brooke Ashley Burris of Birmingham, and Mrs. Lindsey Jones Ziegler and three grandchildren of California; as well as other close family members.
He was a loving father and husband and his loss will be felt by many.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m., followed by services at 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 25, at Christ United Methodist Church on Old Canton Road in Jackson, Miss.
Graveside services will be at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery on Clinton Boulevard.
Dr. Jones requested that donations be sent to Christ United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.
Melvin Howard Andrews
Colonel Melvin H. "Andy" Andrews, U.S. Air Force retired, 74, of Fort Walton Beach died on May 22, 1999 at Sacred Heart Hospital of complications following open heart surgery.
He was born in Mineola, New York, on Oct. 30, 1924, to the late Frank Ernest Andrews and Elizabeth Jane Kanavy Andrews.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of colonel in 1973 with more than 30 years of service during World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam era. He served as a radar navigator in both the Strategic Air Command and the Military Airlift Command.
Col. Andrews is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, "Gin"; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Skip Kester of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Kim Andrews of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Jane Boyce of Fort Walton Beach; grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, Cliff Kester of Los Angeles, Calif., David and Georgina Kester of San Pedro, Calif., and Jimmy Boyce of Fort Walton Beach; three great-grandchildren, Natalie Kester, Samantha Kester and Zachary Kester; one brother, George Andrews of Auburndale; and one sister, Betty Sutton of Auburndale.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26 in the Shalimar United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Chunn, the Rev. John Collins and the Rev. Jerry Hollis officiating.
A celebration luncheon will follow in the Shalimar United Methodist Church Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shalimar United Methodist Church Building Fund in memory of Andy Andrews.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Mavilla R. Noud
Mavilla R. Noud, age 90, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and formerly of West Virginia, passed away peacefully at her residence Friday, May 21, 1999.
She was born on Feb. 10, 1909, in Morgantown, W.Va., to the late William and Grace Dudley and had been a resident of this area for the past 15 years, moving here from West Virginia. She enjoyed all types of crafts, especially those that used needlework. She was active in a local seniors group - Autumn House - of the Okaloosa County Council on Aging. She also enjoyed doing for others by making lap robes for them.
Mrs. Noud was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Randall Noud and a daughter, Mary J.; and brothers, Clyde and Howard Dudley. Survivors include her children, Jerry Noud and wife Ruth of Southington, Ohio, Florence Coughlin and husband Joseph of Fort Walton Beach, and William and wife Betty Noud of Wheatridge, Colo.; brothers, Glen Dudley of Newark, Calif., and Ralph Lyle Dudley and wife Betty of Kingwood, W.Va.; grandchildren, Pam, Tim, Annette, Susan, Richard and Michaelan; and 13 great-grandchildren.
No local services will be held. However, a memorial service will take place at a later date in West Virginia, her final resting place.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.