Nina T. Fogarty
Nina T. Fogarty, 78, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local hospital on Saturday, July 31, 1999.
She was born on August 12, 1920, in Perry, Fla. She had been a resident of the local area for 37 years when she moved here from Bradenton, Fla.
She was Southern Baptist by faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Valparaiso.
She was an active member of the Valparaiso and Bradenton garden clubs, where she was often recognized locally, nationally and statewide for her floral arrangements.
She was a member of the hospital auxiliary staff and had been a Girl Scout leader.
She will be remembered as a very loving mother devoted to her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Patrick and daughter Shirly Ann.
Survivors include her sons, Bruce and daughter-in-law Linda Fogarty of Fort Walton Beach, Patrick Eugene and daughter-in-law Joann Fogarty of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; her two granddaughters she raised as her own daughters, Deborah and husband Mike Cross of Fort Walton Beach, Candy and husband Gary Bennett of Freeport, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at a visitation to be held Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Little Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at 10 a.m. also at the Little Chapel Funeral Home.
Friends may also call one hour prior to the service.
The Reverends Earnest Walker and Mike Stokes will officiate at the service.
Burial will follow the service at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Hoyt Hudson, 85, of Baker, Fla., passed away July 31, 1999.
He was born in Coffee County, Alabama, on May 23, 1914.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Lions Club. He was retired from Civil Service at Eglin Air Force Base.
Hoyt was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker where he attended faithfully as long as his health permitted.
Hoyt was preceded in death by his wife, Elna Brown Hudson; his parents, R.F. and Ruth Hudson; his brothers, Carnie Hudson and Emmett Hudson.
He is survived by his sisters, Edna Moore of Baker and Dora Merle Brock of Crestview, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Smith, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at 10 a.m. from the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Music will be provided by the church music director, Colatta Garrett and others from the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
Active pallbearers will be nephews Billy, Billy, Troy and Michael Moore, Donald Reeves and Leo Melvin.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Hudson will also lie in state at the church for one hour before funeral services.
Flowers will be accepted at the funeral home or donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Dual funeral services will be held for Hoyt and his brother, Ray Hudson, who died the same day, July 31, 1999.
Whitehurst Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ray Hudson, 79, longtime resident of Okaloosa County, passed away Saturday, July 31, 1999, after a brief illness.
Born in Coffee County, Alabama, on Nov. 10, 1919, he moved to Baker, Fla., in 1933.
Ray was an active local businessman. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
His son Charles preceded him in death.
He is survived by four children, Harold Hudson and his wife Suellen of Pensacola, Fla., Kathleen Hudson and her husband Wade of Ruskin, Fla., Bart Hudson of Bethesda, Md., and Douglas Hudson and his wife Carla of Navarre, Fla.; their mother Ruth Brunson Hudson; four grandchildren, Emily, Sean, Tara and Hillary; sisters Edna Moore and Dora Merle Brock; former wife Nancy Hudson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Home in Crestview.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Smith, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at 10 a.m. Mr. Hudson will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Active pallbearers will be nephews Bill, Billy, Troy and Michael Moore, Donald Reeves and Leo Melvin.
Burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview. Dual funeral services will be held for Ray and his brother, Hoyt Hudson, who died the same day.
Whitehurst Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Leah Hermance Mittler
Leah Hermance Mittler of Destin, Fla., and formerly of Dayton, Ohio, was born on May 3, 1904, in Gloversville, N.Y.
She departed her earthly body on July 20, 1999, in Destin at the age of 95. She died peacefully after a short illness and is now beside her beloved husband Ralph P. Mittler of Dayton.
Leah was a member of Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Destin where, until recently, she was the organist. She was a member of Destin Senior Citizens until her health would not permit her attending.
Leah was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years and her daughter of 44 years, Marilyn J. Sawmiller. She leaves behind on this earth her daughter, Beverly J. Lane and son-in-law Harry Lane of Lexington, Ky.; son, Robert Mittler and wife Mary of Destin; son-in-law, the Rev. Russell Sawmiller of Dayton; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hermance of Gloversville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Karen Zelek of Johnstown, Pa., Kathy Eisley of Columbus, Ohio, Cheri Kelley of Washington, Pa., Robin Lane of LeCanto, Fla., Barry Lane of Boliver, Ohio, Kirk Sawmiller of Columbus, David Mittler and Lea Ann Norred of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the many professional people who cared for Leah throughout her life and by their expertise managed to keep her healthy until the end.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that, if desired, memorials be made in Mom's name to the Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 681, Destin, FL 32540.
A memorial service will be held in Destin at a later date. A family service will be held in Dayton prior to burial in Dayton Memorial Park.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach and Morris and Sons Funeral Home in Dayton are in charge of arrangements.
Nancy Jean Williams
Nancy Jean Williams, age 63, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Friday, July 30, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Mrs. Williams was born on Oct. 29, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa, to the late Irvin and Eva Bowden Walton. She married W.C. Williams, a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, and spent 16 years with him as a homemaker and mother. Nancy lived in Texas and Iowa before moving to Fort Walton Beach in 1961.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Alan Williams; and sister, Marlene Miller. She is survived by her son, Daniel Williams and his wife Annette of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Diana Blackmon and husband Warren of Louisville, Ky., Amy Johnson and husband David Sr. of Maquoketa, Iowa, and Sally Dyer and companion Joe Roarke of Lebanan, Tenn.; brother, Kenny Walton of Panama, Central America; half-brother, Terry Walton of Colorado; half-sister, Kathy Hunt of Orlando, Fla.; boyfriend of 21 years, James Powers of Fort Walton Beach; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held graveside at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Bobby J. Turner officiating.
Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity in memory of Nancy.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
David L. Thomas
David L. Thomas, age 37, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Monday evening, Aug. 2, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Thomas was born Feb. 19, 1962, in Fort Eustis, Va. He moved to Nice-ville in 1986 from Panama City, Fla., and worked for Gulf Coast Electric Co. in Destin, Fla., for the past three years. He attended Niceville Assembly of God Church.
Mr. Thomas enjoyed coaching for the past eight years in the Niceville/Valparaiso Little League football and baseball teams. For the past seven years he coached both the 11-year-olds and 14-year-olds Niceville All-Star Teams.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Curtis G. White and Marcellous Thomas, and by his aunt, Louise W. Boyd.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra D. Thomas of Niceville; two sons, Michael and Adam Thomas, both of Niceville; parents, Bunyan and Marie Thomas of Panama City, Fla.; sister, Kim Pitts and husband Craig of Panama City; nephew, Evan Morrell of Panama City; parents-in-law, Donald and Elke Ferguson of Crestview, Fla.; brother-in-law, Tim Ferguson and wife Patti of Niceville; sister-in-law, Christy McInnis and husband Jay of Niceville; nieces and nephews, Chase McInnis, Madison McInnis, Jessie Proctor and Tanner Ferguson, all of Niceville; and many extended family in Panama City, North Carolina and Alabama.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Niceville Assembly of God Church with Pastor Phil Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Panama City.
Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Brian Thomas, Mike Wright, Rick Simerly, Randy Eubanks, Steve Layman, Gary Cowan, Steve Fielding, Daniel Thomas and Randy Hutcheson.
Asked to serve as honorary pallbearers are the 11-year-olds American All-Star Team, the 13- 14-year olds Niceville All-Star Team, and the Niceville Major League Cardinals.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Niceville/Valparaiso Little League Teams or to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 490 Highway 85 North, Suite C, Niceville, FL 32578, in memory of Mr. David L. Thomas.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Katherine Sheheane, age 66, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local hospital Monday, Aug. 2, 1999.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in Columbus, Ga., and had been a resident of this area for the past 34 years, when she moved here as a military family from Lincoln, Neb. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Cinco Baptist Church. She loved to plant and care for flowers in her yard. She was also a member of the African Violet Society. She also enjoyed fishing.
She was a special, loving, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mrs. Sheheane was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Sheheane Sr. She is survived by her sons, Robert J. Sheheane of Fort Walton Beach, Thomas Sheheane of Mary Esther, Fla., Eddie and daughter-in-law Mary Sheheane of Fort Walton Beach, and Randy K. Sheheane of Lake City, Fla.; daughter, Janice M. Sheheane of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Agnus Volk of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Katherine M. Rall of Sycamore, Ala., Marie L. Sheheane, Eddie L. Sheheane Jr., Mitzi L. Sheheane, Dorothy N. Robey, all of Fort Walton Beach, Ryan R. Jansen of Mexico, and Justin Powell of Mary Esther; and great-grandchild, Amber Nichole Rall.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Little Chapel Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Beal Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Mickey L. Hawkins officiating.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Velma Rosalyn Boutwell
Velma Rosalyn Boutwell, age 86, a resident of the Svea community in Okaloosa County, Fla., passed away in a Crestview, Fla., hospital Monday, Aug. 2, 1999.
She was a native of Birmingham, Ala., and daughter of the late George N. Ekstrom and Olga Wang Ekstrom. Mrs. Boutwell was a seamstress with the textile firm Franklin Ferguson Co. in Florala, Ala., for many yers.
Survivors include her daughters, Jeanette Tyner of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Mary Edna Long of the Svea community; son, Eugene Boutwell of Benson, Ga.; sisters, Elizabeth Marlett and Evelyn Blocker, both of the Svea community; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Teddy Avery, First Baptist Church of Florala, officiating. Interment will be in Svea Cemetery.
Evans Funeral Home, Florala, is in charge of arrangements.
Louise T. Smith
Our loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Louise T. Smith, age 79, of Fellsmere, Fla., passed away July 27, 1999, at her daughter's home in Niceville, Fla.
She left behind four daughters, Ann Dev'unay, Cacenia Duran, Jeanette Ewing and Gloria Neely; son, Reginald Neely; sister, Betty Smith; brothers, James Taylor and Elder John Taylor; grandchildren, Shon Mujahid, Sherarge Duran, Jermaine Neely, Yo-Lynn Hagood, Terrance Ewing, Danny Ewing, Sahen Duran, Chad Smith, Rashad Neely and Shtice Neely. She was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonzo Smith; her son, Lorenzo Smith; and her granddaughter, Tamisha Ewing.
Born July 29, 1919, in Fitzgerald, Ga., to Goldenshine and Julia Taylor, she moved to New York to pursue a nursing career. She then retired and resided in Florida.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel at noon on Wednesday for viewing. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. with Elder Taylor and the Rev. T.P. Johnson Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery in Crestview, Fla.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Sue Deeth
Anna Sue Deeth, age 51, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, in a local hospital.
Ms. Deeth was born on Sept. 12, 1947, in Biloxi, Miss., to the late Edward Ellis and Dorinda Debrow St. Amant. She had been a resident of Florida since 1962 and graduated from Bay High School in Panama City, Fla. She was a member of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fort Walton Beach and of the "Relief Society" at the church.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Ann Polk of Panama City; son, Kevin Andrew Deeth of Panama City; grandson, Marshall Adam Polk of Fort Walton Beach; granddaughter, Katie Allison Parham of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Kathleen Charmaine Thomas of Fort Walton Beach; brother, Edward E. St. Amant Jr. of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.; sister, Diana Marie Parham and husband Roger of Fort Polk, La.; sister, Mary Frances Blankenship of Wewahitchka, Fla.; brother, Joseph Anthony Ferrell and wife Sue of the Azores; brother, Thomas Earl Ferrell of Panama City; nine nephews; and four nieces.
A memorial service for Ms. Deeth will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Church of Latter-day Saints in Fort Walton Beach with Bishop Gary Reynolds officiating.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
James Augustus Guske Sr.
James Augustus Guske Sr., age 77, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 1, 1999, at Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville.
Mr. Guske was born in Chicago and was a retired mechanical engineer with civil service at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He was a member of Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Niceville; National Association of Retired Federal Employees; was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II; and had resided in this area for the past 28 years.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Loretta R. Guske of Niceville; sons, James A. Guske Jr. of Panama City, Fla., and Garrett R. Guske and wife Susan of Los Altos, Calif.; grandson, Grant Guske of Los Altos; and cousin, Joseph Cantori and wife Angela of Oak Brook, Ill.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A prayer service with rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Niceville on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow beginning at 1:15 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.