Alex L. Powell
Mr. Alex L. Powell, 21, of Niceville, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 21, 1999, from an automobile accident.
Alex was born July 29, 1978, in the Philippines.
He played football from 1994 to his graduation from Niceville High School in 1997.
He received a two-year scholarship for Okaloosa-Walton Com-munity College from ACTSO.
He had enrolled for fall courses at OWCC, and had also enrolled in the United States Air Force for Nov. 31, 1999, boot camp in San Antonio, Texas.
Alex enjoyed music and art with the idea of becoming a clothing designer.
Mr. Powell is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ruby and Rufus Powell.
He is survived by his parents, Alice and Tommy Powell of Niceville; three brothers, Tommy Powell II. of Savannah, Ga., Bryant Powell and Brandon Powell, both of Niceville; maternal grandparents, Martha and Joe Simmons of Savannah; ten aunts, five uncles, several great-aunts and great-uncles, a host of cousins and several very close friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Powell will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, in Chapel 2, Eglin Air Force Base.
The family will greet friends Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon.
Interment will follow in Savan-nah, Ga., in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Bynes-Royal Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to ACTSO in memory of Mr. Alex L. Powell.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 is in charge of the local arrangements.
Clyde Thomas Bishop
Mr. Clyde Thomas Bishop, a lifelong resident of Walton County, Fla., passed away at his home in Freeport, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the age of 88. Mr. Bishop was born in Bruce, Fla., on July 26, 1911.
Mr. Bishop is preceded in death by Stella Aman Bishop, his wife of 63 years. He is survived by five sons, Howard W. Bishop and wife Ruth of Freeport, Fla., Olin R. Bishop and wife Mary of Tallahassee, Fla., Charlie E. Bishop and wife Dale of Freeport, Clyde D. Bishop and wife Janis of Gloucester, Va., and David G. Bishop and wife Connie of Bradenton, Fla.; a brother, Ernest Bishop and wife Elizabeth of Freeport; fourteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Bishop will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at the First Baptist Church in Freeport with the Rev. Joseph Ray officiating. Interment will follow in Hatcher Cemetery. Asked to be pallbearers are H. William Bishop Jr., Randy Bishop, Craig Bishop, David Bishop, Aaron Bishop and Tim Bishop.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 is in charge of the arrangements.
Eva M. Jinks
Eva M. Jinks, age 71, of Niceville, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at a local hospital.
She was born in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., on Oct. 23, 1927. She had lived in this area all of her life. She worked in the Ruckel Junior High School Cafeteria for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a good friend to many people. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her mother Lettie V. Rowell and her brother Billie Burnam. She is survived by her loving husband James T. Jinks of Niceville; sons Arnold Money and wife Toni of Niceville, Jimmy R. Money and wife Delores of Niceville; daughter Rosiland Rine and husband Tom of Choctaw Beach, Fla.; sister Trudy Garrett of DeFuniak Springs; aunt Babe Thompson of Niceville; six grandchildren, Phillip Roeting, Sherri and Chris Cadenhead, Dwayne Money, Kelli Money, Scott Money and Kris Rine; one great grandchild, Kayla Jones, and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin City Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at 10 a.m. at McLaughlin Twin City Funeral Home in Niceville. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso, Fla.
McLaughlin Twin City Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Karen Rene' McInnis Gay
Karen Rene McInnis Gay, 38, of Destin, Fla., died on Aug. 21, 1999, as a result of a tragic highway collision in Denver, Colo., where she was on assignment with Computer Sciences Corp. Karen (known affectionately by her family and close friends as "Candy") was born in Alamogordo, N.M. to Dorothy Lee and Paul Sam McInnis.
Karen had lived in Destin for the past five years where she initially worked for Universal Com. She started a new career at Computer Sciences Corp., Niceville, Fla., approximately nine months ago. Karen was greatly loved by everyone and affected all of her friends with her genuine personality and Christian beliefs.
Karen was a member of Village Baptist Church in Destin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jean' Louis Gay.
She is survived by two sisters, Trisha Lee Wilson and Sharon Marie O'Connell; her mother, Dorothy Mecca, all from Indianapolis, Ind., and her father and stepmother, Sam and Joyce McInnis of Destin.
Memorial and celebration of life services will be held at the Village Baptist Church on Thursday., Aug. 26, 1999, at 10 a.m., 101 Matthew Blvd., Destin.
Funeral services will be conducted in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, Mobile Memorial Gardens, for family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 551, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549.
Jeffrey Michael Kilic, Jennifer Kayla Kilic, David Tansan Kilic, Katherine Michelle Kilic
Jeffrey Michael Kilic, age 6; Jennifer Kayla Kilic, age 5; David Tansan Kilic, age 2 and Katherine "Katie" Michelle Kilic, age 9 months, all of Marietta, Ga., died Tues., Aug. 17, 1999, in the earthquake in Yalova, Turkey. The children attended the Casa dei Bambini Montessori School in Marietta and were active in the Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
Surviving are their parents Dr. Babur N. and Jan Kemp Kilic and their sister Natalie Janine Kilic, all of Marietta; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William B. Kemp III of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; paternal grandmother Dr. Turkan H. Kilic of Marietta; maternal grandmothers Mrs. Diddie McPhillips Kemp of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Margie Joiner of Meridian, Miss., and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug., 27, 1999, at 12 noon at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Boyd officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, Aug. 26, 1999, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Canton Hill Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington D.C. 20013 (please designate The Turkey Earthquake Fund) or to the Children's Advocacy Center in Niceville, Fla. Donations to the Center should be earmarked Jean Hood, Trustee for the Kemp Grandchildren Memorial Fund, and sent to any Regions Bank location.
Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son, Canton Hill Chapel, 1157 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30068. (770) 977-9485.
James Roy Treadaway
Tech. Sgt. James Roy Treadaway, U.S. Air Force, retired, age 71, of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 1999, at the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Eglin Air Force Base. Tech. Sgt. Treadaway was born in Dale County, Ala., and moved to this area in 1959. He was a Naval veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. His Air Force career included the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Mr. Treadaway was a member of the First Baptist Church of Niceville, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Naomi Treadaway of Valparaiso; his son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Jo Ann Treadaway of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; his niece, Mary Bell Moore and her husband Tim of Anchorage, Alaska; his brothers, Melvin and Alfred Treadaway of Enterprise, Ala., and Billy Treadaway of Andalusia, Ala., and his sisters, Maudeline Clark and Mozelle Treadaway both of Enterprise.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Theda Naomi Treadaway.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Twin City Funeral Home, Niceville, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso on Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at 5 p.m. with a U.S. Air Force chaplain officiating.
McLaughlin Twin City Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Audrey Faye Mashburn
Audrey Faye Mashburn, 56, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Aug. 24, 1999, in a local hospital. She was born in Springville, Ala., and moved here in 1997 from Mary Esther, Fla. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey G. Mashburn; two sons, Bill Mashburn and Jeff Mashburn; daughter, Becky Maudlin; brother, Lewis Gosa; sister, Marie Simpson, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Aug. 26, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Whitehurst Funeral home with Chaplain, Col. Richard K. Knowles, Command Chaplain Air Force Special Operations, officiating.
There will be a time of visitation at the funeral home Aug. 25, 1999, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 Hospital Drive NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, in memory of Audrey Faye Mashburn.
Dorthy Dreste of Fort Walton Beach died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at home, White Sands Manor. She was a member of R.S.V.P. and a council member at White Sands Manor Apartments for Seniors.
She was born July 25, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo.
Dorthy is survived by her mother Bertha, 97 years young; husband Lester; children Jim, Michael (Kathy), Sheila (Mark), Patti (Clark) and Jeanette (Bud); brothers Cortney, Walter and William (Barb); nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Lenore C. Brenton
Lenore C. Brenton, age 79, of Navarre, Fla., passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 28, 1999. She was born on Oct. 26, 1919, in Burlington, Wis. She had been a resident of the local area since 1981 when she moved here from Colorado Spring, Colo. She was Catholic by faith and a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church. Lenore loved the water and enjoyed boating and swimming. She also enjoyed bowling where she made many friends. She was active in her church choir and also enjoyed reading. She was a very busy, loving mother, caring for her 10 children.
She was preceded in death by her son Paul. Survivors include her loving husband Cecil of 58 years; sons, David Brenton of Fort Walton Beach, Patrick and daughter-in-law Joji of Gaithersburg, Md., Donald and daughter-in-law Sally of Bury Saint Edmons, Suffolk, England, Charles and daughter-in-law Cindy of Eagle River, Alaska, Dan and daughter-in-law Lynn of Mary Esther, Fla., Kenneth Brenton of Monroe, Mich., Phillip and daughter-in-law Penny of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Gretchen and son-in-law Dave Davidson of Luna Pier, Mich., Laura and son-in-law Mark Prusaitis of Garden City, Mich.; brother Frank McNamara of Kansasville, Wis.; 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug 28, 1999, at 10 a.m. at the St. Peter's Catholic Church with Father Callipare officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Peters Catholic Church Building Fund, 100 Francis Mare, Mary Esther, FL 32569, in memory of Lenore C. Brenton.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with the arrangements.
Martee McReynolds Huhman
Martee McReynolds Huhman, age 73, died while at rest at her home in Destin, Fla., during the night of Aug. 18, 1999, after extended poor health.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence "Ty" Huhman of Destin; son, Steven of Houston; daughter, Leigh Brooks and husband Jeff and granddaughters Ashleigh and Kelsey Brooks; son, Tyler Huhman and wife Kim and grandson Matt and granddaughter Alex Huhman; and daughter Ann and husband David Martinez, all of the Atlanta area.
By her request, she was cremated and buried at sea with only immediate family attending and the Rev. Mike Hesse, pastor of St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church of Destin officiating.
A memorial gathering will occur later in Atlanta.
George Gallagher, age 57, of Freeport, Fla., and formerly of Stroudsburg, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at his home.
He was the widower of Sharon K. Curcio Gallagher who died in 1997.
Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he was the son of Margaret O'Neil Gallagher of Staten Island and the late George Gallagher. He was living in the Freeport area for the past nine years. Prior to that he resided in the Marshalls Creek area for 10 years and his earliest years in the Staten Island area.
He was a detective with the New York City Police Department for 15 years, retiring in 1981. While in the Marshalls Creek area he worked as an electrician with the Jim Dellavalle Service for 10 years. He was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sons, George Gallagher and Brian Gallagher, both of Stroudsburg and Kevin Gallagher of East Stroudsburg; sister, Ellen Ventrone of Staten Island; brother, Robert Gallagher of Berryville, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at noon at St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Church in Destin, Fla.
Joseph Pula Funeral Home, Stroudsburg, is in charge of arrangements.
William H. May
Lt. Col. William H. May, U.S. Air Force retired, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at 10:55 a.m., leaving many family members and friends and comrades to remember his loving, generous, brave, intelligent presence and to grieve his passing.
"Bill" was born on March 24, 1930, in Bakersfield, Calif., and grew up there. He attended San Jose State College, later receiving his degree there during his Air Force career.
Bill lived on Holiday Isle in Destin, Fla., where he and his family were among the first to build.
Survivors include his wife, June May; daughters, April Kulp, Carrie Livingston and Angela May; son, Danny; and grandchildren, Christie Jones, and Virgil and Maxwell May.
The family and friends came from near and far to visit during his hospitalization and treatment. The grief and loss over this fine man can be understood by those who knew him.
Bill joined the Air Force in 1951, received his commission and pilot wings in 1952. In accumulating thousands of flying hours and hundreds of combat missions, Bill was awarded many decorations, including the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart while flying fighters and fighter bomber aircraft during the Vietnam conflict and serving two combat tours.
His professional leadership and expertise in the air are legendary among those who flew with him.
Services will be held at the Air Park at Hurlburt Field on Friday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m.
Bill requested donations to Feline Friends of Destin or to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. These donations would be appreciated, instead of flowers.
Pamela Denise Hooks
Pamela Denise Williams Hooks, age 43, 1544 Cedar St., Niceville, Fla., died of ovarian cancer on her birthday, Aug. 30, 1999, in a local hospital.
She was employed as assistant manager at NVOC Regional Sewer Plant and was a former employee of the City of Niceville.
Pamela was a graduate of Niceville High School in 1974 and Okaloosa-Walton Community College. Her hobbies were collecting Beanie Babies, designing and making crafts. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Niceville.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Lee Williams; and brother-in-law, Philip Hooks. Survivors include her loving husband, Jim Hooks; son, Ryan Hooks; parents, Rachel C. and Calvin H. Pope; sister, Teresa Voorhees; niece, Jamie Voorhees; friend, Russ Stigall, all of Niceville; brothers-in-law, Ken Hooks of Niceville, and Bobby Hooks of Ocala, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Keta Hooks of Houston.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at First Assembly of God Church in Niceville, with the Rev. Phil Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.