Maximino "Max" Carbonell Quintana, age 79, passed away early Monday morning, June 21, 1999, at his daughter's residence where he lived since 1996.
Max was born on May 29, 1920, in Rincon, Puerto Rico, to Luis Carbonell and Nicanora Quintana. He served with pride in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he worked for the electrical products industries in New York City, from which he retired in 1982.
Mr. Quintana was preceded in death by his three brothers, Ramon, Manolo and Pascual. He is survived by his sister, Luisa Carbonell Quintana of the Bronx, N.Y.; daughters, Lucille Harbo and husband Eric of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Leilani Carbonell and husband Julio O'Neill of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico; grandchildren, Eric Harbo Jr., Jessica Harbo, Yamil O'Neill and Michelle O'Neill; and great-grandchild, Arianna Noelani Harbo.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., with intermenty immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 490 N. State Road 85, Suite C, Niceville, FL 32578, in memory of Mr. Max Quintana.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home, Pensacola, is entrusted with arrangements.
Henry M. Hopkins
Henry M. "Hoppy" Hopkins, age 73, passed away at the family residence in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., on Tuesday, June 22, 1999.
Hoppy retired from the Department of Justice, where he was employed with the federal prison in Atlanta. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy, being attached to the U.S. Marines.
He retired and moved to DeFuniak Springs in 1980 and immediately began pursuing his love of golfing and woodworking. He used the talents of his woodworking skills to help neighbors complete decks and home additions and assisted in the building addition at Calvary Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and a member of the Masonic Order and a Shriner.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel C. Hopkins of DeFuniak Springs; son, Steve Hopkins of Springfield, Mo.; daughters, Pam Wilson of Mableton, Ga., and Twila Little of Douglasville, Ga.; grandchildren, Jason Wilson of Douglasville, and Tonya Maloy of Hiram, Ga.; two great-grandchildren; and brother, James R. Clark of Alamo, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Magnolia Cemetery.
A time of visitation will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Junior L. Jackson
Tech. Sgt. Junior L. Jackson, U.S. Air Force retired, age 70, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday morning, June 22, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Jackson was born on Nov. 1, 1928, in Fort Atkinson, Wisc., to the late Leroy and Elizabeth Jackson. He was a longtime resident of the Florida Panhandle retiring in 1967 after almost 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. He entered the Air Force at the age of 17 and came to Eglin Air Force Base in 1946. On Sept. 30, 1950, he was married to his wife Christine. They were married almost 49 years.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Christine Jackson of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Collier and family of Navarre, Fla.; son, Robert "Bobby" L. Jackson of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Christa "Cris" Larson and family of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren, Diane and Doug Fowler, Barbara Collier and Jamie Lawson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 25.
Flowers will be accepted, or those who wish may make donations to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 490 Highway 85 north, Suite C, Niceville, FL 32578, in memory of Mr. Junior L. Jackson.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Alice Hudson
Mary Alice Hudson, age 87, of Valparaiso, Fla., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at West Florida Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla.
Mrs. Hudson was born on Dec. 5, 1911, near Milton, Fla., to William and Ellen Keegan Owens. After being orphaned at age three, she was adopted by Robert and Essie Pouncy of Lockhart, Ala. She attended school in Lockhart and Florala, Ala., and went to business school at Mobile Business College. She moved from Florala to Crestview in 1937 and remained in Florida since that time, living in Niceville, Fla., and Valparaiso from 1950 to 1959, and again from 1971 to the present.
Mrs. Hudson was a clerical worker for many years with the 3202nd Civil Engineering Group at Jackson Guard Station, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., retiring with over 20 years of service. She was active in church work and assisted her husband, the Rev. R.F. Hudson, in pastoral work at several churches, including the First Assembly of God in Niceville from 1950 to 1959.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971. Mrs. Hudson is survived by two daughters, Billie Jean Branson of Valparaiso, and Johnnie Grace Emory of Pensacola, Fla.; stepdaughter, Ouida Leader of Biloxi, Miss.; stepson, A.J. Hudson and wife Ernestine of McDavid, Fla.; grandsons, Richard Hart of Valparaiso, Joseph Corbitt Jr. of Marietta, Ga., and Bennett Emory of Niceville; sister, Pearl Woods of Slidell, La.; and many other relatives.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be conducted at First Assembly of God in Niceville on Friday, June 25, at 2 p.m. with the Revs. George Skipper and Boyce Teas officiating. Interment will follow in Liveoak Memorial Park Cemetery in Crestview. Mrs. Hudson will be moved to the church one hour prior to services.
Floral contributions are accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Children's Home, c/o First Assembly of God, 107 Highway 85 north, Niceville, FL 32578.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, is in charge of arrangements.
Gregory Allen Frazier
Gregory Allen Frazier, age 46, a former resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away after a long battle with cancer in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 10, 1999.
Greg was born in Covington, Va., on April 25, 1953. He was preceded in death by his father, Garnett "Bill" Frazier.
Greg is survived by his wife, Deborah of Anchorage; stepdaughter, Gehlen Exum of Boston; mother, Naomi Frazier of Fort Walton Beach; brothers, Don Frazier of Princeton, W.Va., Bill Frazier and wife Becky of Shalimar, Fla., and Jim Frazier and wife Lydia of Farmington, Minn.; sisters, Jenny Sumblin of Shalimar, and Sandy Daniel of Lake Worth, Texas; nephews, Jason, Todd and Dallas Frazier; and nieces, Kristel Sumblin, Lindsey Daniel, and Alison and Dawn Frazier.
Greg was a longtime resident of Anchorage. He graduated from West High School in 1970. He was employed by the Alaska State Department of Transportation as a surveyor for 23 years.
Funeral services were held in Anchorage on June 17 at 3 p.m. at Kehl's Forest Lawn with the Rev. Robert Young of Christ Congregational Church officiating.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 N.E. Jackson St., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.
Joseph B. Franzalia
Joseph B. Franzalia passed away at his home in Fort Walton Beach early Sunday morning, June 27, surrounded by his loving family.
Joe was born in Jeanette, Pa., on March 20, 1916, to Anthony and Catherine Franzalia. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother, and an infant son, Joseph Franzalia, Jr. He leaves behind Elizabeth, his loving wife of 51 years; daughter and son-in-law Toni and Buddy Davis of Crestview; son and daughter-in-law Chuck B. and Lana Franzalia of Fort Walton beach; grandchildren Polly Davis Brunson and husband Matt of Vernon, Sonny Davis, Danielle Williams; and brother Ray Franzalia of Los Angeles.
Joe was a proud veteran of World War II where he served in the Army and was stationed at Ramey Field in Puerto Rico. He moved to the Fort Walton Beach area in 1961 and made his living in the automobile business. In recent years, he was employed by the Island Golf Center and he will be greatly missed by all of his "Snowbird" friends that he met there over the years.
Joe was the founder and patriarch of the Sons of Italy Lodge in Fort Walton Beach that was named in his honor. He was also the founder of the Serra Club of West Florida and was a Fourth Degree Knight and Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Howard Lesch and Father Kevin Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers are Mr. Kelly Aiken, Dr. Phillip Andre, Mr. Danny Bilger, Mr. Bob Bonezzi, Mr. Bruce Ravan and Mr. Allen Warriner.
A reception in honor of Joe will be held immediately after the ceremony at the Sons of Italy Lodge on South Drive in Fort Walton Beach.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach is entrusted with the arrangements.
Tracy Lea Gibbs
Tracy Lea Gibbs, age 27, of Panama City Beach, Fla., passed away Monday morning, June 28, 1999, in a local hospital.
Tracy was born on Feb. 16, 1972, in Anaheim, Calif. She had been a resident of the Florida Panhandle for eight years, living in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Panama City Beach. She also lived in Memphis, Tenn., Gulfport, Miss., and Anaheim, Calif.
Tracy was employed by the Panama City Beach Super Wal-Mart Store as a customer service manager, and was employed as a cashier in the Fort Walton Beach Wal-Mart and Fort Walton Beach Albertsons. She enjoyed cross-stitching, spending time with her family and collecting unicorns.
Tracy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Howard James and Edna Viola Stufoso. She is survived by her husband, Roy J. "Boomer" Gibbs of Panama City Beach; son, Stephan Michael Gibbs; and daughter, Eva Viola Gibbs, both of Panama City Beach; parents, Charles and Sandra McMahan of Panama City Beach; parents-in-law, Stephan R. and Rosita Gibbs of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Catherine Lynn Fletcher and husband Eric of Corona, Calif.; brother, Michael Gene McMahan of Panama City Beach; sister, Kristina Self and husband Danny of Fort Campbell, Ky.; brother-in-law, George Gibbs; and niece, Beverly Gibbs, both of Fort Walton Beach.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1. A rosary service will be conducted at 6 p.m. with Father Kevin Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association; or to the Children's Miracle Network, in memory of Tracy Lea Gibbs.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Rupert E. Garner
Rupert E. Garner, age 73, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., a retired photographer, died June 15, 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa B. Garner; sister, Mae Merritt; daughter, Desi M. Ellis; sons, Ralph W. Garner and Yancey A. Garner; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Rupert Garner served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and later served in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. He retired from active duty in 1967 and devoted his fulltime efforts to photography.
He, along with his wife, became known as "Mr. and Mrs. Click," taking tens of thousands of nightclub photos over a 25-year timeframe.
Mr. Garner will be buried at sea by a U.S. Navy vessel.
Florence Wray Snyder
Florence Wray Curtis Snyder, age 78, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Monday evening, June 28, 1999, at her residence with her family at her side.
Mrs. Snyder was born on March 12, 1921, in Hampton, Va., to the late Bernard Lee and Edna Francis Wray. She moved from Clearwater, Fla., to Niceville in 1983 and was a member of Shalimar United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painted china, cooking, fishing, and traveling throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Penn Snyder. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Snyder Sr. of Niceville; son, Kenneth E. Snyder Jr. of Seminole, Fla.; son, David Wray Snyder and wife Della of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Joan Marie Snyder of Houston; brother, Bernard Lee Wray Jr. of Hampton; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at Shalimar United Methodist Church Chapel with the Revs. John Collins and Jerry Hollis officiating. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 681 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022, for research of ovarian cancer; or to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 490 Highway 85 North, Suite C, Niceville, FL 32548, in memory of Mrs. Florence Snyder.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
William Roger Mitchell
Capt. William Roger "Rod" Mitchell, age 58, of Destin, Fla., passed away June 28, 1999, in Houston.
Capt. Mitchell was born in Gwinett County, Ga., on Jan. 13, 1941. He graduated from the University of Georgia and began his flying career as a naval aviator. Following six years of fleet service, Capt. Mitchell continued service in the Naval Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant commander.
In 1971, Mr. Mitchell became a pilot for Southern Airways in Atlanta and flew 28 years with his last flight as a captain for Northwest Airlines.
Mr. Mitchell was a member of Zoar Methodist Church of Centerville, Ga.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Susan Mitchell of Destin; son, William Rodger Mitchell; brother, Michael Mitchell of Atlanta; and many loved and treasured relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be conducted at Destin Methodist Church on Friday, July 2, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Destin Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
Earl G. Campbell
Earl G. Campbell, age 56, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Monday, June 28, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mr. Campbell was born on Feb. 15, 1943, in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., to General Grant and Edna Campbell. He was a lifelong resident of Walton County, Fla., and Baptist by faith.
Mr. Campbell served in law enforcement for 34 years and was currently patrol commander for the Walton County Sheriff's Department. One of his favorite pastimes was cooking for others.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 28 1/2 years, Joanne Campbell; mother, Edna Vasilescu, both of DeFuniak Springs; sons, Steven Earl Campbell of Telogia, Fla., Scott Edward Campbell and wife Jackie of Spring Hill, Fla., and Kevin Wayne Campbell and wife Kimberly of DeFuniak Springs; daughters, Donna Cain and husband Johnny of Clarksville, Fla., and Cheryl Anne Campbell of DeFuniak Springs; sisters, Marilyn Simpson and husband Jack of Crestview, Fla., and Joyce Dean and husband Jerry of Hapeville, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs with the Rev. Don Hurst officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Comander Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers are Bobby Butler, Billy McKee, Rick Sutton, Warren McIntyre, Allen White, Steve Sunday and Bill Chapman.
Comander Funeral Home, DeFun-iak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.