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FLORIDA - Okaloosa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 151

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Date: Sunday, 2 March 2008, at 1:35 p.m.

Brian D. Sloan
Brian D. Sloan, age 60, of Navarre, Fla., passed away early Sunday morning, Sept. 5, 1999, at his home.
Born on June 21, 1939, in Detroit, the son of William Aloysius and Mary Theresa Sloan, he served in the U.S. Navy from July 1957 to November 1967, flying on P2V Neptunes on anti-submarine patrols.
Following his military service, Mr. Sloan, his wife and daughters lived in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach, Fla., before moving to Germany, where they lived for 16 years. Since their return from Germany in 1996, Mr. Sloan and his wife have lived in Tallahassee, Fla., recently locating to Navarre.
Mr. Sloan had over 30 years' experience in business management, operation and ownership. He was licensed in 1977 in Florida for life insurance, health insurance and annuities. While in Germany he provided financial planning services to military families and government personnel. Mr. Sloan was a member of the European Association of Life Underwriters and the International Association of Financial Planners. He was also a volunteer for the Hurlburt Field Red Cross, serving as chairman of the organizing committee for the upcoming 5K race in October.
Mr. Sloan is survived by his wife of 39 years, Virginia; daughter, Arlene Baxter and husband John of Chicago; daughter, Andrea Eaves, husband Simon and granddaughter Lauren of St. Albans, England; mother, Mary Sloan and aunt, Elizabeth Sloan of Navarre; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. His only sister, Diana, preceded him in death in 1991.
Known for his ability to strike up a conversation with anyone and willingness to lend a helping hand whenever needed, Mr. Sloan made friends wherever he went. His family and all those who knew him will surely miss his sense of humor, zest for fun, and ever-positive outlook on life.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Sylvester's Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze, Fla., with Father Steven J. O'Connor conducting. The family will greet friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester's Church or to the American Heart Association.
Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre, is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Lee Moreland
Kevin Lee Moreland, age 43, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and formerly of New York City, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, in Madera, Calif., in an automobile accident as he traveled to a new position with UC Davis.
Dr. Moreland graduated from Choctawhatchee High School, Phi Beta Kappa from Florida State University, and received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina. He entered business, moving to academia in 1990. He was very active in and volunteered hours of service to the American Psychological Association (APA). He leaves a large volume of works as a legacy of his scholarship.
Dr. Moreland's extensive and well-known scholarship focused upon the assessment of individuals by clinical psychologists. Early in his career, he worked for NCS, the publisher of one of the most used clinical instruments, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, coordinating its only revision in the past 50 years. He published widely on the use of computers to analyze complex personality measurements, on the proper ways to use psychological measurements, on the proper ways to use psychological tests, the rights of those who took tests, and co-authored books on responsible test use and the Rorschach. Because of his expertise, he served on the editorial boards of four of the most important journals in his field. He provided seminars on forensic psychology across the country, and was professor, assistant chair and chair of the Psychological Department at Fordham University, where he was also given an award as Graduate School Teacher of the Year. He represented the American Psychological Association on the Joint Committee on Testing Practices and served as chair of the Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, the premier committee on psychological testing in the United States.
He was preceded in death by his father, George E. Moreland; and is survived by his mother, Pauline P. Moreland of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Diana R. Moreland; and nephew, George E. DeLong, both of Point Washington, Fla.
A family visitation will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be at McLaughlin Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, with his cousin, the Rev. Jeannie Rogozinski from Staunton, Va., conducting the service. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Floral tributes will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to The American Psychological Foundation, 750 First St. N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4242, (, or (202) 336-5814.

John J. Dolan
John J. Dolan, age 78, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Aug. 31, 1999, at his residence.
He was born in Troy, N.Y., on March 17, 1921, and had been living in this area since 1952. John was in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Elks Lodge 1795.
He is survived by his sisters, Agnes Frank of Hollywood, Fla., and Betty Christiansen of Wateruliet, N.Y.; good friends, Chester Prickett of Titusville, Fla., and Tawny Wooley of Destin, Fla.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.

Essie Mae Hines
Essie Mae Hines, age 46, of Crestview, Fla., died Sept. 6, 1999, at North Okaloosa Medical Center of cancer.
Essie was born on Sept. 13, 1952, in Jasper, Fla., to the late John Davis Stewart and Florence Mitchell.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of 29 years, Evangelist Tyrone Hines Sr.; children, Tyrone and Tanisha Hines; four brothers, James Mitchell, Richard Stewart, Scott Tyrone Stewart and Freddy Geiger; and three sisters, Theresa Smith, Joyce Elaine Geiger and Janice Jean Stewart.
Family and friends may send flowers and cards to McKinnie Funeral Home, 398 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview, FL 32536.
Calling hour and services will be held at New Life Worship Center, 110 W. Williams Ave., at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

Rita E. Beard
Rita E. Beard of Niceville, Fla., born March 28, 1917, in Fall River, Mass., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Twin Cities Hospital.
She was a long-standing member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Madera, Calif. Since relocating to Niceville she was a member of St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Niceville.
Memorial services will be conducted by Father Arnold Bush at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. Immediately following the service, interment will take place in Point Washington Cemetery.
Rita is survived by her two sons, Charles R. Beard Jr. of St. Louis and Wayne T. Beard; daughter-in-law, Cynthia M. Beard of Seagrove Beach; future daughter-in-law, Paula D. Cramer of St. Louis; and two grandchildren, Christopher S. Beard of Atlanta, and Meghan E. Beard of Seagrove Beach.
Rita was the loving wife of the late Charles R. Beard. She served her community through many hours of volunteer work at Trinity Church. Rita was a loving mother who served her family all her life and will be dearly missed by all.

Billy R. Prim
Col. Billy R. Prim, U.S. Air Force retired, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, 1999, at the Manor in Bluewater Bay, Fla., while recuperating from cancer surgery.
He was 75 years of age. Col. Prim is survived by his wife, Bobbie in Shalimar, Fla.; daughter, Andrea Prim Howard of Palmdale, Calif.; and son, Billy Ray Prim Jr. of Denton, Texas.
Bill was born on Aug. 13, 1924, in Commerce, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy (aviation cadet) starting in 1943 and then became an Air Force pilot at the end of World War II. After the war he returned to Texas with Air Force pilot's wings and a commission in the Air Force reserve. Bill attended Texas A&M and SMU, graduating with a B.A. in 1949. Then Lt. Prim was recalled to active duty in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. His education also included graduate school at the University of Indiana (MA), U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Col. Prim saw extensive worldwide service spanning over 35 years as a pilot, intelligence officer and political/military affairs officer as well as assignments in special operations. Among these assignments were four years as an Air Attache in Iran, political/military affairs officer U.S. Embassy, Saigon, and then Bangkok and in the Pentagon. He was Inspector General at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., at the time of his retirement in 1978.
Col. Prim was a member of the American Legion, Caterpillar Club, Quiet Birdmen, Order of Daedalians, Air Commando Association and Fort Walton Yacht Club.
The Prims always loved the Emerald Coast and have lived in Fort Walton Beach and Shalimar since retirement.
A memorial service will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m.
No flowers please, but donations may be made in Col. Prim's name to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 101 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.

Juanita E. Fannin
The life of Col. Juanita "Jan" E. Fannin will be celebrated at a memorial service conducted by the Rev. Duane Tindall at McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, with visitation one hour prior at 9 a.m. and interment, with full military honors, at Beal Memorial Cemetery following the formal service.
Col. Fannin died on Sept. 7 after a brief hospitalization. She grew up in Grayson, Ky., and began her nursing career at Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. She was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1945. Later, continuing her career in the U.S. Air Force, she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Omaha. She also graduated from the flight nurse course, the military advanced nursing course, and the Army mass casualty management course.
Her assignments were challenging and growing in complexity as she advanced in rank and responsibilities from staff nurse to chief nurse in military hospitals stateside and overseas. Her distinguished career was culminated with her promotion to full colonel and assignment as command nurse of the Pacific Air Command. In this capacity, she solved many complex problems related to nursing in a war zone and she participated in 69 combat sorties in Vietnam. She is credited with over 1,600 hours of flying with patients during aeromedical evacuation. Col. Fannin retired in 1970 after completing 26 years in the military service. She was a member of the Aerospace Medical Association, Hurlburt Ladies Golf Association, and Wright Baptist Church. She was also a certified scuba diver.
Her military honors include the Air Medal for participation in hazardous flights in Southeast Asia, the Legion of Merit, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Vietnam Medal.
Col. Fannin is survived by three nieces, Jan, Kimberly and Sharon; a nephew, James; and eight grand nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her friends and fellow golfers and her beloved pet cat, Clovie.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pet Welfare, P.O. Box 1914, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.

Walter Phelan
Walter "Hank" Phelan of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away in his home Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, 1999, after a lengthy illness.
Hank was a devoted husband and Irishman who enjoyed his family, fishing, Notre Dame football, the water, playing Tuesday night Trivia with his good friend, Tom Timothy, watching sunsets and star gazing.
Hank was born on Aug. 23, 1938, two minutes before his "mirror image" twin brother, Harold "Hal" J. Phelan, in Milford, Conn., to the late Walter H. Phelan Sr. and mother, Florence L. Duefrane Phelan of Sebastian, Fla. They were the first set of twins to have ever been born in that hospital.
Hank was a longtime resident of Mary Esther, after retiring as a major in the U.S. Army and serving in Germany, Vietnam and two tours of duty in Korea. Upon retirement, he went to work for Harris Corp. in Palm Bay, Fla., for nine years and then moved to Mary Esther to work for Sverdrup Technologies, TEAS Group.
He is survived by his adoring wife of 28 years, Sharon; daughters, Teresa Cook and Kimberly Cox; son-in-law, David Cox; five grandchildren; his twin brother, Harold "Hal" J. Phelan; sister, Florence and husband Francis Raczynski; and his mother, Florence L. Duefrane Phelan of Sebastian.
A memorial Mass will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Kevin Johnson officiating at the rosary and Mass. His remains will be interred at Arlington Cemetery, Va., with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 101 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
Hank, Sharon, Hal and Glenn, Wilma and Debra Stone would like to express their most heartfelt appreciation to the Okaloosa Walton South Branch Hospice team, and in particular Bonnie Seawright, to whom we all came to love and depend upon.
The National Cremation Society, 11 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Lynn Jordan
Patricia Lynn Knight Jordan, age 39, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in a local hospital in Pensacola, Fla., following a brief illness.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Jordan; daughter, Patrice Jordan; sons, Tywayne (Valerae) Jordan of Arizona, and Patrick Jordan; parents, Myrtle Brantley of Pensacola; stepfather, James Brantley of Panama City, Fla., Eddie (Arleta) Knight of New York; sisters, Linda (Kenneth) Jordan of New Mexico, Recheal (Clint Seymore) Knight of Pensacola, Stephanie Brantley of Pensacola; brother, Wade Brown of Pensacola; aunts, Vida Davenport and Lorene Thomas of Fort Walton Beach; special friend, Janice Thompson of Fort Walton Beach; nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Sylvania Heights First Baptist Church with the Revs. Gene McCants and Leonard Williams officiating. Burial will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan will be placed in the church at 11 a.m.
Benboe Funeral Home, Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Simms Reuter
Patricia Simms Reuter of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at her home at the age of 57.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Don; father, retired Dr. Donald Simms of Ruidoso, N.M.; brother, Tom Simms of Waldport, Ore.; daughters, Sheri Lee Whitmire and Vicki Lynne Coffey; father-in-law, Charles Reuter; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mike and Leah Benjamin, Perry and Robin Tootle, and Henry and Debbie Craig; nephews and nieces, Paul Benjamin and Tracey Rutledge, Angel and Iris Francis, Samantha and Candy Craig; great-nephews and nieces, Jordan Rutledge and Kianna Craig.
She will be greatly missed by all.
A celebration of life service for Mrs. Reuter will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at McLaughlin Mortuary.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.

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