Dana Marie Minock-Delves
Dana Marie (Poore) Minock-Delves, age 32, passed away in Santa Rosa County, Fla.
She was born in Orlando, Fla., and grew up in the First Walton Beach, Fla., area. She resided in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Dana attended Choctawhatchee High School. She earned an associate of arts degree and was working towards a bachelor's degree at the University of North Florida. Dana was a loving mother to her two children. She was a gifted athlete in several sports and received a scholarship at FCCJ to play basketball for the Lady Stars. She also played co-ed softball in the Jacksonville City leagues.
Dana is survived by her two children, Michael Grant Minock and Zachary Daniel Delves; parents, Genie M. Farris and Jerry R. Poore; siblings, Jerri Twisdale, Brian Poore, Retha Laird, Jaye P. Wright and Michael Poore; and other numerous family members.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 2, in the chapel of Arlington Park Funeral Home, with intermenty following in Arlington Park Cemetery.
Arlington Park Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Wilmer A. Van Blaricum
Lt. Col. "Van" Van Blaricum, U.S. Air Force retired, died Oct. 5, 1999, in a local hospital.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1918, in Indianapolis and moved to Portland, Maine, by way of Louisville, Ky. There he graduated from Gorham State University, where he played on the state championship basketball team in his senior year. He taught math and science at the junior high level and was made principal of the school in 1941/42.
Joining the Army Air Corps in 1943 as an air cadet, he soloed after only nine hours. He was made an instrument flying and aerial gunnery instructor assigned to Tuskeegee, Ala., where he also instructed the famous Tuskeegee Airmen. He went on to fly missions in Korea and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his work on the Air Force Academy layout and syllabus. He commanded the 773rd TAC Wing in Vietnam, receiving the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross before retiring in 1971. During his career he accumulated more than 7,000 hours flying time and checked out in more than 15 different aircraft, from bi-planes to jets.
Van first brought his family to the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area in 1957. He was a member of Shalimar United Methodist Church and sang in the choir for more than 20 years. After retiring from the Air Force he went to Wayne Patton Realty as a broker, where he worked for 27 years until the morning of his death.
He is survived by Pat, his loving wife of 53 years; his son, Van, and daughter, Allison, all of Shalimar, Fla.; and his sister, Doris Eaton of Crestview, Fla.
His presence among family and his many friends will be sorely missed.
There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Shalimar United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Elba, Ala., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shalimar United Methodist Church.
Dr. Chester E. Jarvis
Dr. Chester E. Jarvis, age 89, died Oct. 3, 1999, at the Manor at Bluewater Bay in Niceville, Fla.
Dr. Jarvis was born on May 17, 1910, in Stockton, Calif., the son of the late Edward and Catherine Campbell Jarvis. He graduated with a bachelor of arts and master of arts in history from the University of California, Berkley. He received his doctor of philosophy degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jarvis served during the second World War in the U.S. Army and later in the Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of captain.
His college teaching career began at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and continued at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. He retired in 1980 and was named Professor Emeritus.
In 1984, he and his wife moved to Destin, Fla.
Predeceasing him is a sister, Edre Hull; and a son, William Fraser Jarvis. He is survived by his wife, Pauline "Peg" Fraser Jarvis; sister, Wilma Jacobsen; grandsons and their wives, Ian Fraser Jarvis and Sandra, and Peter Fraser Jarvis and Tina; great-grandson, William Fraser Jarvis; great-granddaughter, Jenna Diane Jarvis; a number of nieces; a nephew; brother-in-law, George W.B. Fraser; sister-in-law, Donna Reid Fraser of Enfield, Nova Scotia; and daughter-in-law, Jean Rachilla Naples.
Complying with Chester's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes scattered in the Gulf of Mexico.
Estelle A. Tunberg
Estelle A. Tunberg, age 81, of Destin, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at a local hospital after a long period of illness.
She is survived by her husband, Fred, with whom she shared over 52 years of her life. She is also survived by her son, Bill Tunberg of Destin; daughter, Jeanne Nelson of Minnetonka, Minn.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Estelle grew up in Nebraska and after meeting and later marrying Fred, she spent many years with her husband as an Army officer's wife. They were stationed at various military installations throughout the country and Germany. She was a model officer's wife and always participated willingly and enthusiastically in the many military and social activities. She was the perfect hostess at official command and social functions.
After retirement and moving to Destin, Estelle served as a volunteer at Destin Thrift Shop for several years and was a member of Destin United Methodist Church.
Estelle was my right arm and best friend. Her strength gave me strength and her love and understanding made me a better person. She will be remembered for all the good things she has done and she will be sorely missed by so many.
Funeral services will be conducted from McLaughlin Mortuary on Friday, Oct. 8, at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. John C. Friedman officiating. Interment will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., at 1:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.
Anne M. Tarbert
Anne M. Tarbert, age 69, of Valparaiso, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville, Fla.
Mrs. Tarbert was born in Chicago to the late Norman and Thelma Woodburn Baker and moved to this area in 1969. Anne was the data processing manager at Eglin Federal Credit Union in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where she worked for 24 years before her retirement in 1994. She was Lutheran by faith.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Richard W. Tarbert of Valparaiso; son, Timothy Kobac of Lake City, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Frank Ahlenious of Bass Lake, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
Anne's wishes were to be cremated and her ashes scattered in the Gulf of Mexico without any formal services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Pet Welfare on Eglin Air Force Base.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Rev. Charles L. Padgett
The Rev. Charles L. Padgett, a minister of the gospel for 46 years and a resident of Milbrook, Ala., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the age of 75.
He was born on June 22, 1924, in Fairfax, Ala., and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He was a graduate of Springhill College in Mobile, Ala., and received his bachelor of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. During his ministry he pastored churches in Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama and Florida.
He was currently serving as vice president for ministry of the Baptist Foundation of Alabama. After retirement from the pastorate he served as interim pastor for several churches in Alabama, with the last being First Baptist Church, Hope Hull, Ala.
The Rev. Padgett was preceded in death by one grandson, Jon-Terence Padgett. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anne R. Padgett; children, Bede Padgett Gibbons of Mobile, Ala., Cindy Padgett Coggin of Muskegon, Mich., Terry L. Padgett of Destin, Fla., and Joel R. Padgett of Birmingham, Ala.; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 8, at First Southern Baptist Church in Hope Hull, Ala., at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Lee Coggin and Warren Trussell officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. in Destin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles L. Padgett Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Baptist Foundation of Alabama, P.O. Box 4773, Montgomery, AL 36103.
His outreach will always be remembered because of his continued support for those entering the fulltime ministry of the gospel.
Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Lessie Ward Albert
Lessie Ward Albert, age 71, of Milton, Fla., passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, 1999.
She was a native of Covington County, Ala., and had lived in Milton for many years.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and C.J. Meyers of Milton; brother and sister-in-law, Barney (Stafford) and Doris Ward of Baker, Fla.; sisters and their husbands, Betty Adams of Dade City, Fla., Mary E. and Richard Ervin Stackpole of Pensacola, Fla., and Bonnie Jean and Ray Thibodeaux of Ponchatoula, La.; and grandsons, Jeremy and Jason.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with the Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Residence, 10075 Hillview Road, Pensacola, FL 32514, or to Milligan Assembly of God.
Brackney Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Kali Rose Bostjanick
Infant Kali Rose Bostjanick died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in Crestview, Fla.
Kali was born on Oct. 7, 1999, to Joseph Frank Jr. and Toni Taye Bostjanick.
Survivors include her sister, Kelsey Wallace; paternal grandparents, Joseph Sr. and Vivian Bostjanick; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Kathy Lane; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and godparents.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Hatcher Cemetery in Freeport, Fla.
A time of visitation will be conducted from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Bowman Thomas
Alice Bowman Thomas, age 51, a resident of Paxton, Fla., passed away at her residence Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999.
She was born in Pennington Gap, Va., and was a lifelong resident of Paxton. Mrs. Thomas was employed with Covington Industries in Florala, Ala., until ill health forced her retirement.
Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Roy Thomas Sr. of Paxton; daughter and son-in-law, Camille and David Campbell of Crestview, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie and Tracie Thomas of Paxton; mother, Arkie Bowman of Paxton; sister, Janette Cobb of Florala; grandchildren, Brian Thomas, Amber Thomas and Shelly Campbell; mother-in-law, Eva Thomas of Paxton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hayward and Barbara Thomas, Harold Thomas, Dolores and Robert Tunnage, all of Paxton; siblings, Jimmie Lou Bowman, Mary Goff, Frankie Pelham, Henry Greer, Charlie Greer and Tony Greer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Paxton Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Lowell Thomas and Jack Day officiating. Interment will be in Paxton Cemetery.
Evans Funeral Home, Florala, is in charge of arrangements.
Jennifer Austermann, just 29 years old, fought a long and valiant battle with multiple sclerosis. A battle that she won on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at home as was her last wish.
Her family and friends surrounded her with love and tenderness as they stood by her through the ravages of her illness. Despite her physical debility, her warmth, sense of humor and spirit prevailed. She touched every heart that knew her and will truly be missed by us all.
Jennifer was born on July 12, 1970, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and resided in Niceville, Fla. She graduated from Niceville High School in 1988 and attended the University of Southern Mississippi until her illness brought her home.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and fishing partner, Edwin J. Britt. She is survived by her parents, Peter and Janet Austermann; brother, Anthony Edward Austermann; maternal grandmother, Josephine Britt; niece, Corey Austermann, all of Niceville; uncle, Edward Laskowski of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and several close friends.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in Heritage Gardens, 2201 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, with Father Daniel Butler and Hospice Chaplain Frank Dole officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jennifer's name to Friends of the Disabled, 5708-A North Palafox, Pensacola, FL 32503.
"You took your grandfather's hand and earned your wings. He waited for you as he had promised. Fly baby, fly. Tell Grandpa 'hello' and catch a big one for us."
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, is in charge of arrangements.