Orell Cawley, age 65, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday afternoon, May 30, 1999. He was born in Opp, Ala., and had lived in Crestview for the past 18 years.
Survivors include his wife, Monester Cawley of Crestview; three brothers, William Lavell Cawley, James Doyce Cawley and Daniel Lavell Cawley; two sisters, Pastene Huckabee and Christine Sims.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with the Rev. James Paul officiating. Burial will follow in the Griffith Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.
Theresa A. Sanson
Theresa A. Sanson, age 77, 3400 Highway 77, Panama City, Fla., died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at her residence.
She was a resident since 1985, coming here from Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Mrs. Sanson was a secretary for Sprint Telephone Co. and Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Civilian Police Academy Alumni; Council on Aging; and enjoyed line dancing.
Mrs. Sanson is survived by her husband, Maurice T. Sanson of Panama City; sons, Herman M. Smith Jr. of Panama City, and Thomas R. Smith and wife Christine of Havelock, N.C.; daughters, Sharon A. Fisher and husband Ken of Anchorage, Alaska, and Thora Baldwin and husband Brian of Fort Walton Beach; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In accordance with Mrs. Sanson's wishes there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bay Education Foundation.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Panama City, is in charge of arrangements.
Jean K. Shotwell
Jean K. Shotwell, age 73, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 28, 1999.
Jean was born in South Hill, Va., on Feb. 5, 1926, to C.B. and Virginia Kirby. She had been living in this area since 1964 and was a member of Shalimar United Methodist Church. Jean was the kind of person who always had time for others. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a good friend to many. The memories she leaves behind will be lasting to many people. She will be missed deeply.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra S. Reneau. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jack A. Shotwell Jr. of Fort Walton Beach; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Larry Plank of Navarre, Fla.; brother, C.B. Kirby of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Rachel K. Palladino of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, Robert G. Plank and Jason Plank.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in Beal Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. David Chunn and John Collins officiating.
Donations may be made to Shalimar United Methodist Building Fund or to a charity of your choice.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
William Bev Canning
Lt. Col. William Bev Canning, U.S. Air Force retired, of Pensacola Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, May 26, 1999.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Pensacola Beach Community Church, DeLuna at Avenida.
Myrtle Anna DeForest
Myrtle Anna DeForest, age 76, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away Monday morning, May 31, 1999, in a local nursing facility.
Myrtle was born in Marlton, N.J., and had resided in this area since 1960. She was a member of the Shalimar United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Crafts Club. She was a member of Fort Walton Beach Garden Club and helped as a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program with the Okaloosa County Council on Aging.
She is survived by her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William E. DeForest of Shalimar; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig Douglas and Debra DeForest of Tampa, Fla., and Mark Darrel and Alice DeForest of Savannah, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Terry and Donald Topper of Miami; brother and sister-in-law, Charles F. and Sally Phillips of Shippingburg, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 3.
Funeral services will be conducted at Shalimar United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, with the Rev. John Collins officiating. Interment will follow at 1:15 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Mrs. DeForest will be moved to the church one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Northwest Florida Alzheimer's Association, 119 N.W. Hollywood Blvd., Suite 103, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd L. Senterfitt
Lloyd L. Senterfitt, age 69, of Crestview, Fla., died Monday, May 31, 1999, in a local nursing facility.
He was born in Holt, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County, Fla. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a barber by trade.
Survivors include his sons, Donnie Senterfitt of Baker, Fla., and Ronnie Senterfitt of Baker; brothers, John Senterfitt of Crestview, Olen Senterfitt and Allen Senterfitt, both of Holt, Fla.; sister, Helen Duty of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cliff Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery in Crestview.
McLughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Millard A. Raybon
Millard A. "Gill" Raybon, age 62, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at his home in Crestview.
He was a lifelong resident of Crestview and owner of Raybon Paint and Body Shop in Crestview for 35 years. Mr. Raybon was a member of Crestview Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Raybon of Crestview; son, Michael Raybon and wife Janet and granddaughters Brittany and Megan of Crestview; daughters, Arleen and Bruce Tidwell and grandchildren, Zeb and Clay Tidwell and Angela Cox and three great-grandchildren, Eva and Randy Joiner and five grandchildren, Amber and Holly Sylak, Jordan Joiner, Lara and Randall Joiner; brother, James Raybon and wife Betty; sisters, Mary Lee Merritt and husband Tom of Baker, and Kenneth Moye and wife Norma Jean of Crestview.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean McCoury of Panama City, Fla., officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Flowers for the service will be accepted.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Richard D. Overton
Richard D. Overton of Destin, Fla., passed away June 1, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Overton was born on Nov. 16, 1942, in Montgomery, Ala., and later moved to Columbus, Ga. Richard spent six years in the U.S. Air Force and the Alabama Air National Guard. He also owned and operated his own advertising company, Resort Publications. He was Presbyterian by faith, loved fishing, boating and watersports, but most of all he loved life.
Mr. Overton was preceded in death by his father, Richard D. Overton Sr., and his stepfather, Preston West. He is survived by Ms. Jeanne Freeman, his loving companion for many years; mother, Patsy T. West of Destin; sister, Beverly Overton of New York; sons, Lee Hatcher and Richard "Rick" Overton; and daughter, Patti Overton; as well as numerous friends.
A graveside funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, in Beal Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Dole officiating.
The family will receive friends and guests at Shoreline Garden Townhome Clubhouse in Destin from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association (1-800-741-5957) in memory of Richard Overton.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Edward John Krekule
Edward John Krekule of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Monday, May 31, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Krekule was born in Chicago on April 25, 1915, to the late Frank and Vlasta (Patejdle) Krekule. He moved to Galliver, Fla., in 1946 and taught school at Baker, Fla., where he was their first football coach. Mr. Krekule went on to teach science at Crestview High School, where he was an assistant football coach. He moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1954 and taught science at Choctawhatchee High School and was the line coach for the football team.
Mr. Krekule was a volunteer fireman and one of the organizers of the Ocean City-Wright Fire Department. He worked as a chemist for civil service at Eglin Air Force Base and retired from there in 1975. Mr. Krekule was a graduate of FSU, worked with ceramics and loved to garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lillian Harvey and Bessie Krekule; and grandchildren, Bessie Acock and Kevin Acock. He is survived by June Krekule, his wife of 59 years; daughter, Kay and husband Ben Acock; granddaughter, Jillian; and grandson, Benjamin, all of Fort Walton Beach.
A memorial service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Walton Beach Church of Christ with Ross Mitchell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ocean City-Wright Fire Department Volunteer Fund, 2 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 (850-862-1185).
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Grady Emerson Clark
Grady Emerson Clark, age 77, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away after a lengthy illness Sunday, May 30, 1999, in a local hospital.
Grady was born on Sept. 22, 1921, in Glenwood, Ga., and was Presbyterian by faith. Grady had resided in this area for the past 40 years.
Grady is survived by his wife of 56 years, Inge E. Clark; daughters, Sandra Holm, Janet Yates and husband Rowdy of DeFuniak Springs; and one son, Grady E. "Corky" Clark Jr. and wife Peggy of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Shane Dempsey of Montgomery, Ala., Raymon Yates of Augusta, Melissa Clark Harner of Woodbridge, Andrew and Katie Clark of Lincoln, Neb.; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Clark of Lilith, Fla.
Grady was a veteran of World War II, European Theater. Upon moving to DeFuniak Springs, Grady was service manager at Rivard Chevrolet, later owning his own service station and garage. After leaving the retail business, Grady entered the teaching profession and retired from Okaloosa-Walton Community College as automotive instructor.
Grady's remains were cremated and at his request there will be no service.