Vicki Harris Haupt
Vicki K. Harris Haupt, age 35, died July 17, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on May 3.
Mrs. Haupt was a homemaker and had lived in Mantachie, Miss., for nine months. She moved from Niceville, Fla., and was an avid animal lover.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harry and Ruth Harris. Survivors include her mother, Carolyn L. Harris of Niceville; father, Robert and Seija Harris of Panama City, Fla.; brother, Robert H. Harris of Niceville; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Holley of Panama City; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and former husband and best friend, Randy Haupt of Mantachie.
Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home in Panama City on Friday, July 23, from 2 to 3 p.m.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials be made to your local animal shelter in memory of Vicki.
Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.
William N. Lamb
William "Bill" N. Lamb passed away at his home July 17, 1999.
He was born on March 27, 1926, in Lumberton, N.C., county of Robeson. After serving in the military during World War II, he met and married Ruth Griffin. They were married in the First Baptist Church of Fairmont, N.C. They were married for 53 years.
Mr. Lamb was Baptist by faith. He went back into the service during the Korean War and also served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He retired in March 1975.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Ruth; daughter, Deborah Key Lamb of Mary Esther, Fla.; son, William Ray Lamb and wife Sarah of Meridian, Idaho; son, John Victor Lamb of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; grandson, William Michael Lamb of Idaho; sister, Ella Mae Maples of Southern Pines, N.C.; sister-in-law, Estee Lamb of Lumberton, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
After retirement he was involved in various activities. He was a ham radio operator for a number of years and a past City Councilman of Mary Esther for eight years. He enjoyed computers and helped organize a local computer club called the Coco-Nuts, which later moved to Crestview. He was a past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Association. He always enjoyed golf. He never met a stranger.
His request was for cremation.
In lieu of floral arrangements, donations may be made to a local Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
Private rites will be scheduled at a later date.
Diana L. Gertz
Diana L. Gertz, age 38, of Niceville, Fla., died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.
Currently living at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., she was a former resident of Farmington Hills, Mich. She was born on March 16, 1961, in Livonia, Mich., the daughter of Durward Leeper. On March 16, 1985, at All Faiths Chapel in Traverse City she married Richard B. Gertz.
Diana lost her nine-month battle with cancer. As in everything she did in life, Diana battled the disease with all her strength.
A 1978 graduate of Perrysburg High School, she earned an appointment at the U.S. Air Force Academy. She graduated with honors in 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. Following graduation, she worked as a flight test engineer on the F-15 aircraft program.
She married in 1985 and supported Rick through his 14-year Air Force career. Diana earned her master of science degree from Purdue University in 1988 and embarked on a career raising four boys and building a beautiful family - her life's accomplishment.
Diana was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and most of all, a friend to many. Loved by all, she will be missed.
In addition to her husband, Diana is survived by four sons, Nathaniel B., age 9, Michael A., age 7, Christopher R., age 5, and Alexander T., age 5. Survivors also include her father, Durward Leeper of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Dahlonega Leeper of Gainesville, Fla., and Delta Leeper of East Lansing, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of memorial services at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation, in lieu of flowers.
Peggy Joyce Siebenaler
Peggy Siebenaler of Shalimar, Fla., died Sunday evening, July 18, 1999, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center at the age of 72.
Mrs. Siebenaler was a longtime resident of this area and married to Brandy Siebenaler. In addition to her family, Peggy's passions included accounting and dancing.
Mrs. Siebenaler was preceded in death by her parents, Velma Lee Patterson and Pollard Patterson, both of Texas.
She is survived by her sisters, Pat Swingle of Richardson, Texas, and Shirley Martin of Spring, Texas; son, Greg Siebenaler of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; granddaughter, Leslie Siebenaler of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; and her loving husband, Brandy Siebenaler of Shalimar.
Her accounting career spanned many decades and included working as the internal auditor for Arthur Anderson Consulting in Dallas. After moving to the Fort Walton Beach area and marrying Brandy Siebenaler in 1972, Peggy managed the accounting for the Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island.
Visitation will be at McLaughlin Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21.
Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at McLaughlin Mortuary, followed by burial services at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., at 12:30 p.m.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., 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. 20, 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 Wal-ton Beach their home. Hazel be-lieved her mission in life in-cluded 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.
Joseph Jay Salvatore
Joseph Jay Salvatore, age 43, passed away unexpectedly July 14, 1999, at his home.
He was born on March 3, 1956, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and had resided in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for the past 23 years.
Joseph served in the U.S. Air Force, worked at Metric Systems of Fort Walton Beach for several years, and most recently was self-employed.
He is survived by his parents, Walter and Eva Salvatore of Fort Walton Beach; brother, Walter Salvatore Jr. of Providence, R.I.; four sisters, Wanda Kirzoncic of Beacon, N.Y., Alaina Salvatore of Blair, Neb., Dawn Lowe and Debra Tucker of Niceville, Fla.; daughter, Angela Salvatore of Fort Walton Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were handled by Little Chapel Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held.
Bettie Jean Ansley
Bettie Jean Allen Ansley of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999, in a local hospital.
She was a native of Columbus, Ga., and had been a resident of Crestview since 1987, when she moved from New Jersey. She was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church in Crestview. Mrs. Ansley was also a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, James W. Ansley of Crestview; mother, Gussie La Page of New Jersey; sons, Daniel Myer and Timothy Myer, both of Pennsylva-nia; daughters, Linda Riggs of Corning, N.Y., Cindy Cosentino and Lisa Myer, both of New Jersey; sisters, La Vonne Cabriele of Pennsylvania, and Flora Stamets of Crestview; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill White officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the funeral home.
Floral tributes may be sent to the funeral home.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Hirsch, age 70, of Crestview, Fla., went to meet his Lord on Saturday, July 17, 1999, in a local hospital.
He was a native of Newark, N.J., and moved to Crestview in October 1998. Mr. Hirsch was a U.S. Army veteran; member of American Legion; and retired from the Sunshine Biscuit Co. in New Jersey after 30 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Crestview.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Goehring Hirsch of Crestview; three stepdaughters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father John Kelly and Father Michael Reid serving as celebrants. Interment will be in St. Gertrude's Cemetery in Rahway, N.J.
Visitation for friends will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Mr. Hirsch will be sorely missed by his circle of family and friends.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
William F. Tabor Jr.
Maj. William F. Tabor Jr., U.S. Air Force retired, passed away Monday, July 19, 1999.
Bill was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., on June 28, 1920, and was preceded in death by his parents, William Floyd Tabor and Ruth Powell Tabor. He retired from the Air Force in 1962, having served 23 years during World War II and the Korean conflict. He then taught for 10 years with the Dade County, Fla., school system before retiring for the last time. He attended the United Methodist Church in Portland, Fla.
Bill and his wife Margaret have resided in Niceville, Fla., since 1984.
Maj. Tabor was a 32nd degree Mason with the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He was also a life member of Amvets Post 78 in Niceville. Bill was a graduate of the University of Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
Bill was also an avid golfer and until his illness played several times a week at the Eglin Air Force Base Golf Course.
Heartfelt gratitude is extended to all of his golfing friends for their many acts of kindness during his illness.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Niceville; son, Michael A. Tabor and wife JoeAnn; daughter, Ruthann Sickle and husband Dale; grandsons, Sean and Ryan; granddaughter, Cairn Ann; sister, JoClaire Drummond of Santa Ana, Calif.; and many other friends throughout the United States.
His friend of many years, George Stork, was a great help and comfort during Bill's last days.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted in Barrancas National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida or to the United Methodist Church of Portland.
He will be missed.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
James N. Crombie
James N. Crombie passed away in Destin, Fla., on July 17, 1999.
Born to James and Mary Crombie on Jan. 19, 1925, in Dublin, Ireland, he was raised in India until the age of eight. James and his family returned to England in 1933 where they made their home in North Wimbley.
Mr. Crombie was a graduate of London University. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. After the war, James became a teacher. In 1954 he came to Elkhart, Ind., as an exchange teacher. Two years later, in 1956, he returned to Elkhart to become a U.S. citizen. He owned and operated Johnson and Davidson, a manufacturer's representative company in Elkhart until he retired and relocated to Destin in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; stepchildren, Thomas Bowers of Selma, Calif., and Barbara Basinger of Daphne, Ala.; grandchildren, Bernadette Bowers and Timothy Basinger; sisters, Mrs. Pat Williams of Toronto, Canada, Mrs. Una Elliot of Toronto; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Crombie of Toronto; five nieces; and two nephews.
A rosary will be prayed at Resurrection Catholic Church in Miramar Beach, Fla., at 5 p.m. Friday, July 23, with a funeral Mass following at 6 p.m.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.