Brenda Ann Crawford
Brenda Ann Crawford, age 58, of Freeport, Fla., passed away Friday evening, Aug. 6, 1999 at her home.
Brenda was born in Bluffton, Ga., and moved to this area from Dothan, Ala., in 1983.
She was a member of St. Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Brenda was preceded in death by her son, David Stutchman.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Crawford of Freeport; her mother, Eva Bludsworth of Ozark, Ala.; her sons, Jim Stutchman of Elkmont, Ala., and Doug Stutchman of Piney Chapel, Ala.; her daughter, Beth Peters of Dothan; her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Dorothy Bludsworth of Jacksonville, Fla.; her sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Rudy Barrett of Dothan; and her 11 grandchildren, Blake, Haley, J. Gregory, David, Nikki, Bradley, Kayla and Douglas Stutchman, April Kirby, and Jesse and Sara Peters.
The family will receive friends at the McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999 from 5 until 8 p.m.
A trisagion service will be held at the McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. with Fr. Constantine T. Mersinas officiating.
Interment will take place at the Cedar Grove Cemetery near Ozark.
Floral contributions are accepted.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Beulah Mae Patton
Beulah Mae Patton, born June 3, 1903, passed away Aug. 7, 1999. She was 96 years old.
Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Patton. She is survived by a daughter, Garnet Eileen Lindsey of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; son, Thomas Patton of Mount Orab, Ohio. She is also survived by eight granddaughters; 18 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
We wish to thank the Emerald Coast Nursing Home staff for their care of her.
Chapel services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emerald Coast Funeral Home and burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Felix J. Lassiter
Felix J. Lassiter, age 51, passed away at home Tuesday evening, July 27, 1999, in Carrollton, Ga.
He was born and raised in Tarboro, N.C. He lived in the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area for several years.
He was best known for his auto mechanical skills, his love of cars and his kind spirit.
Survivors include his fiance, Theresa Barrow and her son Lee Dunnam; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and George Herron; sister, Jacqueline Jones; nephews, Mark Jones, Marty Draeger; niece, Nikki Lea; and great-niece, Sadie Lea.
Funeral services were conducted on July 30 at Martin Hightower Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Jim D. Trammell
On Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, Jim D. Trammell went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Doris Marler Trammell of 48 years.
Jim was born on Jan. 19, 1927, in O'Donnell, Texas, one of 14 children. He had been a resident of the local area for 52 years, when he moved here from Paradise, Texas. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Faith and a member of Saints Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Before joining the Greek faith he was an active member of St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.
As a boat captain he was one of the founding members of the Destin Charter Boat Association and held a lifetime member status.
Jim was active in his community, where he was involved in the Destin Water Users Association, Destin Fishing Rodeo, and the Destin Children's Community Christmas Eve party.
Friends will remember Jim as the charter boat captain of the Reveille 1 and 2, owner of the Reveille Motel, and the Fla/Mar Sport Shop, and also the Outrigger V Restaurant. Jim prided himself on being a hard worker.
Survivors include his son, Karl and daughter-in-law Sandra K. Trammell of Destin; daughters, Tona L. Newland and son-in-law Claude, also of Destin, and Sandra Ames of Destin; brother, Winford W. Trammell of Lonestar, Texas; sisters, Minie Cook and Ida Belle Mann, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Dollie Powers of Chico, Texas; five grandchildren, Adrea Newland, Harmony Ames, Monica Trammell Autrey, Erica Newland and Matthew Trammell; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a trisagion service being conducted at 7:30 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in Destin. Father Constantine T. Mersinas will officiate at both the trisagion service on Tuesday and the funeral service on Wednesday. Burial will follow the services in Destin Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are Karl Trammell, Claude Newland, Matthew Trammell, Dennis Early, Richard Lawson and Billy Lawson.
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Allen, Cecil Woodward, Danny Woodward, Delbert Marler, David Marler, Hank Henshaw, Ken Beird, William Frank Davis, Bobby Lee Walters and O.G. Lawson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 400 E. Miracle Strip Pkwy., Mary Esther, FL 32569, in memory of Jim D. Trammell.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements
Carolyn C. Hollingsworth
Carolyn Clair Hollingsworth of Shalimar, Fla., died Aug. 7, 1999.
She died peacefully at home after a battle with cancer. She was a member of Shalimar Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. O. Joe Hollingsworth. She is survived by her sons, Rodney Hollingsworth and wife Beth of Lexington, S.C., and Charles "Chuck" Hol-lingsworth and wife Cindy of Alpharetta, Ga.; stepdaughter, Kathy McClure and husband Richard "Dick" of Green Bay, Wisc.; stepson, James "Jimmy" Hollingsworth and wife Kathy of Allenton, Wisc.; brother, Joe M. Clair and wife Edna of Shalimar; special friend and companion, Richard "Rick" Miles of Shalimar; 10 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conduced at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Higgins and Son Chapel Hill with the Rev. L. Michael Mills officiating. Interment will be in Holly Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society; or to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 490 Highway 85 North, Suite C, Niceville, FL 32578.
Higgins and Son Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
Rosa Carter, age 81, of Crestview, Fla., courageously went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999.
She was born in Covington County, Ala., on Sept. 2, 1917, and moved to Okaloosa County, Fla., from Heath, Ala., in 1931.
She was a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church. Rosa retired from the Okaloosa County school system.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W.P. and Ellen King; brothers, Sam, Andrew, Bill and Johnny King; sisters, Clyde, Effie Mae and Thennie.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Jay and Michele; their daughters, Kathleen and Kristen of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Ethel Nixon of Crestview; sister-in-law, Alene King of Baker, Fla.; many nieces and nephews.
Rosa was a caretaker of the sick and a very special aunt.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Beaver Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Alton Nixon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Michael Clay Conley
Michael Clay Conley, age 47, went to be with our Lord to the big fishing lake in the heavens on Aug. 9, 1999.
He was a professional bass guide by trade. He lived every day of his life with passion, whether he was hunting, surfing, at the beach or on the pier fishing ,and at his work, bass fishing.
Michael was a very dedicated husband and best friend of 25 years to his wife Patricia. She will always be his "Pompano Patty." He is her life.
Michael was also a very dedicated son, brother and uncle.
To all of his hunting, fishing and surfing friends - he is making a spot for you when it is time. He loved you all.
I donated his eyes so someone else can see life as he did. One day we will be able to see them again.
Pallbearers are Tony Parks, Carl Stroud, Keith Craft, Dick Tanner, Tuffy Dixon and Bruce Kinlaw.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Conley Flores. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; father, Bud Conley; mother, Betty Conley; sister, Trisha Petrulli; brother-in-law, Dominick Petrulli; niece, Samantha Petrulli; niece, Amanda Walden and husband James Walden and their daughter Sienna; aunt, Ona Mayfield; cousins, Sheryl Shaeffer and Kelly Mayfield; uncle, Harry McCaskill; cousins, Linda Drum and Steve McCaskill; grandfather, Vince Conkling; grandmother, Mae Conkling; mother-in-law, Florence Clarkson; father-in-law, Robert Clarkson; sister-in-law, Cathy Humphreys; brother-in-law, Bill Humphreys; nephew, Zachery Humphreys; brother-in-law, Tom Clarkson and wife Wanda; sister-in-law, Tia Clarkson; nephew, Robert Clarkson.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 13, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church for a viewing beginning at 2 p.m. A Mass will follow. Interment will be in Gulf Cemetery.
Donations in Michael's memory may be made to the American Heart Association-Pensacola Chapter.
Flowers will be accepted at the church and at the funeral home.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
Harry Franklin Ehrhart
On July 27, 1999, Harry Franklin Ehrhart, "Hap," "Pops," Grampa, went to Heaven.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Reynolds; three grandsons, Ryan, Shane and Jaymie Reynolds; and great-grandson, Tristan.
Anne Rigstad Ruckel
Anne Rigstad Ruckel was born the second of 18 children to George and Josephine Lane in Bemdji, Minn., and passed away in Pensacola, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, just four days after her 95th birthday.
Mrs. Ruckel lived most of her life in Duluth, Minn., but lived in Valparaiso, Fla., for 28 years before moving to Pensacola in August 1998. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Niceville, Fla., but had been attending the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pensacola. She was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a past Royal High Priestess of the Order of White Shrine.
Mrs. Ruckel was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil Rigstad in 1953, and Roy Ruckel in 1980; and one grandson, Dale Hansen in 1995.
Survivors include her two children, Floy Anne Hansen and husband Donald of Elberta, Ala., and Dennis Rigstad and wife Dorothy of Cherry Hill, N.J.; six grandchildren, Donald Hansen Jr. and wife Annette of Selma, N.C., David Hansen of Pensacola, Deanne Gates and husband Gregory of Lillian, Ala., Kristin Hunninghake and husband David of Austin, Texas, Tammy Deinlein and husband Eric of Edgewater, Md., and Joshua Ridgstad of Cherry Hill, N.J.; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters; three brothers; four stepdaughters, Dorothy Manning of Niceville, Marian Jones of Penn Valley, Calif., Peggy Davis of Hillsboro, Texas, and Ruth Clem of Bartow, Fla.
She will be greatly missed by all the members of her family and all who knew her.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel in Niceville on Friday, Aug. 13, at 11:30 a.m. with the Revs. Dennis Rigstad and Ted Crumley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow beginning at 3 p.m. in Glendale Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Glendale, Fla. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
Floral contributions will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 2001 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501-2144.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Ruth W. Gilmore
Ruth W. Gilmore, age 80, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at her home in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Gilmore was a resident of Santa Rosa Beach for the past 22 years, moving there from DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
She was Methodist by faith and a member of Santa Rosa Beach Community Church.
Mrs. Gilmore was also a member of the Santa Rosa Golf Club and was an accomplished golf and bridge player.
Mrs. Gilmore was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Gilmore Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Penny Gilmore of Snellville, Ga., and Melinda Gilmore Drake of Monroe, Ga.; grandson, Todd Gilmore Drake of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews in Austin, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, in Santa Rosa Beach Community Church with the Revs. Robert Hendrix and Don Ullrich officiating. Burial will follow in Gulf Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the Santa Rosa Beach Community Church Secretary Equipment Fund, in Mrs. Gilmore's name.
Comander Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.