Rosemary June Doheny
Rosemary June Doheny, age 74, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away late Monday evening, July 25, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Doheny was born on May 28, 1925, in Belle Plaine, Minn., to the late Peter and Clara Melchior. She had been a resident of Shalimar for nine years, moving from Prior Lake, Minn. In Prior Lake she was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Lioness Club. In Fort Walton Beach, Fla., she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; American Legion Auxiliary; and volunteered with the Thrift Shop that supports Shalimar's Library. She enjoyed flower gardening and reading novels.
Mrs. Doheny was preceded in death by her parents and son, Terrence Doheny. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Doheny of Shalimar; son, Robert Daniel Doheny and wife Marion of Shakopee, Minn.; son, Dr. Steven P. Doheny and wife Maureen of Shalimar; son, Dennis M. Doheny and wife Laura of Savage, Minn.; son, Jeff T. Doheny and wife Laura of Coon Rapids, Minn.; daughter, Mary Kathleen Doheny and husband Joseph F. of Fort Walton Beach; son, Robert Doheny and wife Peggy of Eden Prairie, Minn.; son, Lawrence Doheny and wife Denise Geary of Coon Rapids, Minn.; son, Joel B. Doheny and wife Lori of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Tammy Doheny of Mesa, Ariz.; brother, Lawrence Melchior and wife Gertrude of Little Canada; brother, Paul Arthur Melchior and wife Elverna of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; sister, Ethel Prochaska of LeCenter, Minn.; and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Prior Lake with intermenty following in Spring Lake Cemetery.
The family will greet friends at Ballard-Busse Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant St. S.E., Prior Lake, MN 55372, on Friday, July 30, from 4 to 9 p.m.
A memorial service will take place in Fort Walton Beach at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Legion Auxiliary in Fort Walton Beach; or to St. Mary's Catholic Church "Legion of Mary" Fund, also in Fort Walton Beach.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Lane Cain
Doris Lane Cain, age 73, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 26, 1999, at her home at 115 Boyce Drive, Shalimar, Fla.
She was born in Lake Park, Ga., and lived in the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area since 1956. For over 30 years she taught school in Okaloosa County, Fla., and during those years served her friends and community.
She is survived by her former husband and his wife, Al and Rayanne Cain of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Linda Martines of Fort Walton Beach; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Frenchi Cain of Spring, Texas; grandchildren, Joel and Michael Martines of Fort Walton Beach, Chandra Montero of Las Vegas, Amy Cain of Spring, and Lance Cpl. Brian Cain of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; great-grandson, Chad Austin Martines of New Port Richey, Fla.; sisters, Mittie Lou McCorvey of Tifton, Ga., Remmie McCall of Lake Park, and Helen and Sam Elder of Sebring, Fla. Her brother, Ralph Lane Jr. of Lake Park preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted in McLane Lakewood Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, for family and friends. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
McLane Lakewood Funeral Home, Valdosta, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
Robbie Ann Smith
Robbie Ann Smith, age 86, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Monday morning, July 26, 1999, in a local nursing home.
She was a native of Birmingham, Ala., and moved to Crestview in 1989. Mrs. Smith was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Crestview.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Buck and Linda Smith of Crestview; grandchildren, Brandy and Clay White, Brent and Shaun West, and Rob and Emily West; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and husbands, Linda and Jim Small, and Mary Sue and Bobby Lovoy.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 225 Bracewell St., Crestview, FL 32536.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Johnny Boyd
The Rev. Johnny Boyd, age 64, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Monday, July 26, 1999, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital. He was a retired Baptist minister with over 40 years of service to his faith. He was serving at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Crestview when he retired. The Rev. Boyd also served as director of the Waterfront Rescue Mission, but had retired from his position due to ill health.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Boyd; sons, Larry Boyd and Andy Boyd; daughters, Donna Askew and Danise Stokeld; brothers, Earl B. Boyd, Russell Boyd and Eugene Boyd; sister, Valeta Morris; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at First Baptist Church of Crestview at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29, with the Revs. Fran Picker and Mark Seagle officiating. The committal service will also be held at the church and private burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society; or to the International Mission Board.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
John Francis Shea
Attorney John Francis Shea Esq., of Destin, Fla., a former resident of Chicopee and South Weymouth, Mass., died at home on Monday, July 26, 1999, after a long battle with emphysema. He was 74.
Mr. Shea was born and raised in Chicopee. Known to many as "Jack," he graduated from Holy Cross College in 1947 and from Boston University School of Law in 1950. A disabled veteran, he served in the 86th Infantry Division in World War II. He was in the private practice of law in Chicopee Falls for 12 years.
Mr. Shea was a lawyer with the U.S. Small Business Administration in Boston from 1962 until his retirement as Regional Counsel in 1980.
He had a distinguished career with elected and volunteer positions in local government, civic and professional organizations, and the Catholic church. Jack was a member of Knights of Columbus and the American Legion for 50 years, the Lions Club for 20 years, and Disabled American Veterans for 20 years. He was a member of Weymouth Finance Committee and the South Weymouth Pond Plain Association, Destin Board of Adjustment, and Destin Community Center Board. For 15 years he served on the Destin Water Users Board of Directors.
Mr. Shea was a member of Corpus Christi Church and served as a lector, Eucharistic minister and choir member. He taught high school Christian doctrine at Holy Name Church in Chicopee, St. Francis Xavier in Weymouth, and at Corpus Christi.
He leaves his wife, Celesta (Meyer) Shea; daughter, Catherine M. Shea of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, John F. Shea and wife Caryn Milley, and their children, Jacqueline, Jay and Carson of Stoughton, Mass.; sister, Frances T. Buckley of San Diego; brother, Donald E. Shea of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; and Celeste's daughter, Deborah and husband Michael Turner and their five children of Fort Knox, Ky.; her son, David Meyer and his wife Monica, and their two children of Destin, Fla.; and her son, Stephen Meyer of Columbia, S.C. Jack was husband of the late Phyllis M. (Decker) Shea and father of the late Mark A. Shea.
Viewing hours are omitted.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, 308 Beach Drive, Destin, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29.
Burial will take place at Destin Memorial Cemetery, Stahlman Avenue, on Friday, July 30, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the American Lung Association, 4300 Bayou Blvd., Suite 2, Pensacola, FL 32503; or to the Florida Lions Foundation or the Blind Inc., P.O. Box 127, Interlachen, FL 32148-0127.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
Vallery Anne Higginson
Vallery Anne Higginson, age 48, went to be with her sweet Jesus this past Wednesday evening, July 21, 1999, at her home here in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after several months of illness.
She was a native of St. Louis until 1988, when she moved here to Fort Walton Beach with her brother. Vallery was a wonderful artist and a very avid animal lover. She was a member of New Life Tabernacle and affiliated with several other churches in the area. Her continual Bible study of the promises encouraged many. She ministered and witnessed for Jesus wherever and whenever she could, always ready to show his love to even the most downtrodden.
She is survived by her younger brother, George Higginson; and older sister, Marie Rojas; brother-in-law, Miguel Rojas; nephews, Miguel Jr., Marco and George; and niece, Cassandra Rojas.
God bless her, she will be sorely missed by all.
Services will be at New Life Tabernacle on Hollywood and Elm on Thursday, July 29, with a 1 p.m. visitation and a 2 p.m. service. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
Rochelle Bullock, age 83, of Crestview, Fla., passed away in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital Monday, July 26, 1999, due to a sudden illness.
Mrs. Bullock was a native of Pike County, Ala., and had resided in Crestview for the past 60 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crestview and a retired food service attendant for the Okaloosa County school system for many years.
She is survived by her husband, W.C. (Clayton) Bullock; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Linda Bullock, and David and Wendy Bullock; daughter, Carol Ann Bullock; brother, L.C. Catrett; sisters, Willodean Rhodes, Essie Dickey, Annie Merle Williamson and Margaret Adams; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 29, with the Rev. Carl Lambert and Robert White officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
A time of visitation for friends will begin at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Lenore C. Brenton
Lenore C. Brenton, loving wife, mother and grandmother, age 79, of Navarre, Fla., passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 28, 1999.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. It will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
John Griffith, age 66, of Crestview, Fla., took his "Sweet Chariot" home to our Lord Jesus on Monday, July 26, 1999, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
John was born on April 1, 1933, to Gobel and Flossie Mae Griffith in Turkey Creek, Ky.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Liane Irene Griffith; daughter, Serena Mattingly and husband Curt of Rio Rancho, N.M.; son, John Griffith of Riverside, Calif.; daughter, Kathy Hoogeboom and husband Bill of Monument, Colo.; grandchildren, Sabrina, Andrew and Lynsey; brothers, Roger Griffith of Sanford, N.C., and Blackburn Griffith of Jackson, Ky.; sister, Hazel Kallendorf of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews.
John retired from the U.S. Army in 1971, serving 20 years and 26 days as a decorated veteran of the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Upon completion of his military career, John worked in the furniture business in Colorado Springs, Colo., until 1989. He and Liane retired to Crestview in 1994.
John was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Crestview. He held past positions as treasurer of the Men's Fellowship, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees, and president of the Ageless Wonders.
Visitation will be held at Whitehurst Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at First United Methodist Church in Crestview with the Rev. John Wesley Spivey officiating. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society; or to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund in John's name.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Hope Carlan
Robert Hope Carlan, age 21, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Clarkesville, Tenn.
Mr. Carlan was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and was stationed in Clarkesville as a spe#####t E-4 in Unit HHC 3rd of the 502nd Infantry for the last two years. He was originally from Sarasota, Fla., and Methodist by faith.
Mr. Carlan is survived by his father and mother, Arnold and Linda Carlan of Sarasota, and his wife, Lucinda Rigg Carlan of Clarkesville.
Funeral services, with full military honors, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at First United Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., with the Revs. Chris Coats and Bobby Ellisor officiating. Burial will follow in Westville Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.