Hurtis Miles Bishop
Hurtis M. Bishop, age 73, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at his home in Bruce, Fla.
Mr. Bishop was born on Aug. 5, 1925, to Matt and Janie Wright Bishop and was a lifelong resident of Bruce. He was Methodist by faith.
Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife, Swayze M. Bishop of Bruce; sons, Ted Bishop of Bruce, and Ned Bishop and wife Regina of Portland, Fla.; stepsons, Carl Burnham of Freeport, Earl Burnham of Bruce, and Kenny Burnham of Freeport; daughters, Wanda Davidson and husband Espy of Bruce, Diana Lambert and husband Cheever of Bruce, and Rita Manning of Bruce; stepdaughters, Carol Pate of Bruce, and Cathy Jenkins of New Hope, Fla.; brother, George Bishop of Bruce; sisters, Edna Roberts, Idell Burnham and Flora Looks, all of Bruce; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Black Creek Methodist Church with the Rev. Ottway White officiating. Burial will follow in Black Creek Methodist Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Carlton Presley, Michael Presley, Kenny Bishop, Marvin Bishop, Al Howell, Roland Scott and Richard Copeland.
A time of visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Thrash Warrick
Mildred Thrash Warrick, age 80, of Blakely, Ga., died July 13, 1999, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Ala.
She is survived by her husband, Luther F. Warrick of Blakely; son, Luther F. Warrick III of McCormick, S.C.; daughters, Janice Abercrombie of Hawkinsville, Ga., and Alice Fowler of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Flora T. Dupree of Blakely, and Mary Helen King of Donalsonville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of Blakely First Baptist Church. Mrs. Warrick was a native of Covington County, Ala., and lived most of her life in Early County.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at Blakely First Baptist Church with burial in Blakely Cemetery. Dr. Ron Hinson will officiate.
Pallbearers are Joe Bryan, Billy Livingston, Al Warrick, Harvey Brown, Ed King and Jabo King.
Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely, is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Ralph Morgan Sr.
Larry R. Morgan Sr., age 57, of Baker, Fla., died at his residence Wednesday, July 14, 1999.
Mr. Morgan was born in Roseville, Sacramento County, Calif., on Sept. 21, 1941, to Walter J. and Ruby Lee White Morgan and was a longtime resident of the Northwest Florida area. Mr. Morgan retired from his own company, a contracting and development company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ina Sue Robbins Morgan of Baker; mother, Ruby Lee White Morgan; sons, Timothy Vaughn Morgan, Larry Ralph Morgan Jr., and James Bryan Morgan; daughters, Cheryl Jane Clowers, Teresa Rhea Bryant and Carol Yvonne Crawford; brothers, Charles Darrel Morgan, Ronald Ray Morgan, Kenneth Dave Morgan and Benny Wayne Morgan; sisters, Carolyn Joyce Williams, Wanda June Romero and Brenda Jane Morgan; and 16 grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be conducted from Bierely-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville, Tenn., on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of Bierely-Funeral Home on Friday at 7 p.m. with Carlos Jones officiating.
Interment will take place in Sunset Cemetery in Madisonville, Tenn., at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 17, with Bierely-Hale Funeral Home directing.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, Fla., is in charge of local arrangements.
Mary Evelyn Mullins
Mary Evelyn Mullins, age 66, of Seagrove Beach, Fla., passed away at her home in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., on July 13, 1999.
Evelyn and her husband Aubrey were married for 45 years and lived in the Seagrove Beach area for more than 30 years. Evelyn enjoyed spending her time on these beautiful beaches, fishing and being with her loved ones and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mary Evelyn Mullins was preceded in death by her sister, Diane Colfrancesco of Sterrett, Ala., and her father, John Willard Walker of Birmingham, Ala.
She is survived by her husband, Aubrey Lee Mullins; daughter, Lee Michelle Rodgers and husband Johne of Houston; mother, Lois Walker of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Darrell Walker of Birmingham, Ernie Walker of Seagrove Beach, and Randy Walker of Birmingham; sisters, Joyce Riggins of Trussville, Ala., Majel McCulloch of Birmingham, and Denise Callans of Birmingham; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, in Jefferson Memorial Chapel in Trussville. Burial was in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.
There will be a memorial service at noon on Sunday, July 18, at Point Washington Methodist Church.
Comander Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Lester C. Stevenson, Jr.
Lester C. Stevenson, Jr. age 54, of Destin, Fla., passed away Thursday evening, July 15, 1999 at his home after a year-long battle with cancer.
Lester was born in Gun-tersville, Ala., May 30, 1945, to Martha and Lester Stevenson, Sr. He moved to Destin with his wife and two daughters in January of 1987. He was employed in the banking industry-most recently with First National Bank and Trust of Fort Walton Beach. He was a member of Destin United Methodist Church. Lester had a special relationship with those close to him that will be missed.
He is survived by his wife Karen Stevenson; two daughters, Alice Coker and Amy Stevenson and parents Martha and Lester Stevenson, Sr.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Destin United Meth-odist Church. Floral contributions will be accepted and memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 1005 West College Blvd. Suite B, Niceville FL 32578 in Lester's name.
Katherine E. Wright
Katherine E. Wright of Niceville, Fla., passed Friday morning, July 16, 1999, at her home. Katherine was born June 14, 1976, and has lived in the Twin Cities area all her life. She was a student at Valparaiso Elementary School, Ruckel Jr. High School and a graduate of the Class of 1994 at Niceville Senior High School.
She is survived by her parents, E. A. and Janet L. Wright, also of Niceville, Fla.; also her sister Lizette T. and brother Allen Kane; grandparents Teresa B. Wright of Valparaiso, Paul and Gigi Dion, of Porterville, Calif.; uncles James E. Wright of Hesperia, Canada, and Ferdinand J. Wright of Quebec City, Canada; aunts Jacqueline Wright and Luce Wright; godparents Juan and Emma Evangelista and numerous cousins and friends.
Katherine was under the employ of Lon and Debbie Boutiette who have been like a second family to her and have loved her like their own. Also instrumental in her early childhood was the family of Fred and Lydia Jones.
Katherine was a very loving and caring person and was always there when someone needed her, many times disregarding her own needs. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Rosary beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, July 19, 1999, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville, Fla.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements.
Ralph E. Campbell
Mr. Ralph E. Campbell, age 77, passed away Sunday in a local hospital. He was born March 24, 1922, the son of William Olin Campbell Sr. and Gussie McCaskill Camp-bell. Mr. Campbell was a life-long resident of DeFuniak Springs and was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater. He worked with his brothers in the operation of Campbell Hardware Company and was an expert window dresser.
Ralph was an excellent dancer and tired never to miss a social occasion to enjoy an evening of dancing. He was a very caring and sensitive person who tender-heartedly loved and respected his fellow man. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Kenneth Campbell and Robert Giles Campbell and a sister, Elaine Campbell Davis.
Survivors include his brothers: W. O. Campbell Jr. and wife Jane of DeFuniak Springs, and Jette Campbell and wife Janet of DeFuniak Springs; a sister Geraldine Jennings of Panama City and a sister-in-law, Tiny B. Campbell of DeFuniak Springs. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A time of visitation will be on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, with the Rev. Durl Odom officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs in charge of arrangements.
Harvey D. Lathan Jr.
Harvey D. Lathan Jr., age 73, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 18, 1999.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Millry, Ala., and had been a resident of the local area for 33 years, moving here from Mobile, Ala., where he had lived for 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from civil service as an electrical engineer. As a Christian he was involved in the prison ministry for 14 years and most recently attended Village Baptist Church in Destin, Fla.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jan Lathan; three children, Steve Albaugh of Plant City, Fla., Tim Albaugh of Orlando, Fla., and Tara Kafury of Cambridge, Ohio; three sisters, Bernice Nichols, Louise Araszkiewicz and Ciddie Leigh Lathan of the Mobile, Ala., area; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Little Chapel Funeral Home. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service. Joyner Weems will officiate. Burial will take place in Barrancas National Cemetery at 1:15 p.m., with military honors.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Hazel L. Lowry
Our beloved mother and Mimi, Hazel L. Lowry of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., went to be with Jesus on Sunday, July 18, 1999, after a long illness.
Hazel was born on Aug. 25, 1925, in Greenville, Ala., to the late Ike and Lena Mae Williams of Andalusia, Ala. She married Darrel A. Lowry of Florala, Ala., on May 2, 1942, and after he retired from the U.S. Air Force, they made Fort Walton Beach their home. Hazel believed her mission in life included teaching her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren the song "Jesus Loves Me." She loved the Lord Jesus and her family and she will be greatly missed.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Marlene Green; and two brothers, Harold and Stanley Williams. She is survived by three daughters, Judy Campbell and husband Jay of Fort Walton Beach, Jeanne Koval and husband Ken, also of Fort Walton Beach, and Sheryl Joel of Chicago; son, Steve Lowry of Fort Walton Beach; brothers, Bob and Dick Williams, both of Mobile; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Hazel Lowry will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Cinco Baptist Church, 26 N.E. Yacht Club Drive, with Dr. Mickey Hawkins and the Rev. Danny Adkison officiating.
The family will receive friends at Emerald Coast Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Floral tributes will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Cinco Baptist Church in memory of Hazel.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Porter, age 43, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999.
He was born at Wheelus Field, Tripoli, while his father served in the military. Dennis had lived in Crestview since 1973. He served as a youth coach and was an umpire with the City Leagues in Crestview.
Survivors include his parents, Dale and Vertice Porter of Crestview; sisters and their husbands, Vivian and Robert Lingg of Crestview, Jean and Jack Knap of Tallahassee, Fla., and Velda and Gary Andujar of Crestview; brother and wife, David and Cathy Porter of Valdosta, Ga.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Harvest of the Vineyard Church, 544 Main St., Crestview. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family reqests contributions be made to Crestview City Leagues.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.