Andrew Carl Williams Jr.
Andrew Carl Williams Jr., infant, of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., passed away on his birthdate, Oct. 20, 1999.
Andrew was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Fred Cheatham. He is survived by his parents, Andrew C. Sr. and wife Patricia Williams of Eglin Air Force Base; brother, Terrence J. Broils, also of Eglin Air Force Base; paternal grandmother, Viola Cheatham of Lynchburg, Va.; maternal grandparents, Forrest A. Broils Sr. and wife Nancy M. Broils of Salina, Kan.; maternal great-grandmother, Juanita E. Starks of Junction City, Kan.; four uncles; three aunts; and numerous other family and friends.
Funeral services for Andrew will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Eglin Air Force Base Chapel No. 2 with Chaplain Timothy Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Asked to serve as pallbearers are Terrence Broils and Jarrold Broils.
"Naked came I into this world from my mother's womb, and naked shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord!" (Job 1-21).
"Our dear son and brother awaits us with our Lord Jesus Christ."
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ann Sweeney
Mary Ann Sweeney was born on June 7, 1913, on Bear Creek where Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is now. She went to join our dear Lord on Oct. 21, 1999.
Mary lived a life of service to our Lord, beginning religious life with the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity in 1929. She taught many children in missions throughout the southern United States. After 23 years with her order she performed many acts of mercy within her family and her community.
She was a faithful servant to her local Catholic parish, Holy Name of Jesus, and was always concerned with those around her for their physical and spiritual needs. Mary helped to form the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate and has always lived the spirit of the rule of the Missionary Servants - "Do good, be good, be a power for good." Wherever Mary lived she lived in the spirit of the Lord. She found mission in the providence of her everyday life at God's will.
She will be missed by many friends, young and old.
A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville, Fla.
Mary's funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Niceville. Burial will be in Sweeney Cemetery, off Kelly Road, Niceville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
Billy Franklin Reynolds
Billy Franklin Reynolds, age 64, was born July 4, 1935, and died Oct. 21, 1999, at his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Stella Reynolds of Niceville.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley Mae Cassidy Reynolds, of Mossy Head, Fla.; son David "D.D." Griggs and wife, Vera Ann, of Ponce de Leon, Fla.; daughters Shirlon Turner and husband, Donald, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Rebecca J.R. Barker and husband, Robert, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Debbie Floyd and husband, Harold, of DeFuniak Springs; Mother-in-law and father-in-law Dud and Loca Mae Cassidy, of Ponce de Leon; brother Buck Reynolds and wife, Alvina, of Port Arthur, Texas; sisters Joyce Crowley, of Ponce de Leon, Eunice Flowers and husband, Mack, of Luverne, Ala., Margaret Kittrell and husband, Lee, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Flora Cagle and husband, Ken, of Tennessee; grandchildren Billie Mae Jordan, Bernie "Benji" Rushing, Bradly Rushing, Bob Barker, Marti Wood, Drew Floyd, C.J. Griggs, Little Don Turner and Leslie Turner; great-grandchildren Jada Reynolds and Brett Turner and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 312, of Niceville, for the past 26 years.
He was a sergeant at the Walton Correctional Institution for the past 10 years.
Jerry L. Webb
Jerry L. Webb, age 64, of Navarre, Fla., died unexpectedly in Geneva, N.Y., on Oct. 22, 1999.
Jerry was born in Coal Grove, Ohio, to the late Ivan and Lucille Webb and moved to the area from Ashland, Ky. in 1976 where he resided since he served in, an retired from, the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Senior Master Sergeant with over 33 years service. Jerry was an active Realtor until 1993 and then traveled with the E.O.D. Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mary Esther, Fla.; the Hadji Shrine Temple in Pensacola, Fla., where he was Potentate in 1992; Poage Lodge 325 F & A.M.; Apperson Chapter 81 R & M; Everett Council 65 R & S.M.; Ashland Commandery 28 K.T., all in Ashland, Ky.; B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1795 and the Krewe of Billy Bowlegs in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Norma Webb, of Navarre; brother Carl Webb and wife, Linda, of Fort Walton Beach; son Philip Webb and wife, Faye, of Sciotoville, Ohio; son Jerry Webb and wife, Dianna, of Wheelersburg, Ohio; daughter Luvada Smith and husband, Jeff, of Wheelersburg; son William Holtzapfel and wife, Brenda, of Florence, Ky; daughter Paula Wills and husband, Mark, of Ashland; daughter Joyce Helmick and husband Mark of Ashland; son Allen Abbott and wife, Sheri, of Ashland; grandchildren Keith Allen Frazer, Todd Frazer, Maria Frazer, Jason Holtzapfel, Jennifer Holtzapfel, Justin Webb, Joshua Webb, Jarrod Moxley, Steven Moxley and Christian Huffman.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.
Honorary pallbearers will be past potentates of Hadji Temple, Pensacola, Fla.
Donations may be made to the Hadji Temple Transportation Fund.
Casper Franklin Garrett
Casper Franklin Garrett, age 80, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Garrett was the son of the late Robert and Indiana Garrett. He was a life long resident of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and was a Methodist by faith.
Mr. Garrett is preceded in death by his wife Maxiline Garrett. He is survived by one son, Joe Garrett and wife, Donna, of Bruce, Fla; four daughters, Charlotte Angel Garrett of Woodlawn, Gwen Garrett Hydle and husband John of Mossy Head, Launda Brannon of Freeport, Fla., and Linda Sue and husband Charles Patterson of Opp, Ala.; one sister, Helen Walker and her husband Jack of DeFuniak Springs, Fla; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Louis Taunton officiating. Burial will follow at Hatcher Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Charles Bray, Jerry Darby, Michael Hydle, Brian Simpler, Delbert Spence and Tommy Harold.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Eunice Faye Elizabeth Willis
Eunice Faye Elizabeth (Tucker) Willis, 70, of Navarre, Fla., was born July 3, 1929, and died Oct. 22, 1999.
She was born in Anderson County, S.C.
Mrs. Willis is survived by her husband, Blaine C. Willis; two sons, Blaine Willis and his special friend Joe Geddings, and Vance Willis and his wife Tamara; two daughters, Dianne Fletcher and husband Billy, and Lynn Smith and her husband Jimmy.
Her brothers, Robert Tucker and Ray Tucker and one sister, Bessie Bridges, also survive her.
Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by her son, Franky Calvert; one brother, D.W. Tucker and one sister, Bonnie Brown.
She has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She will be cremated, with a private, informal service being held for the family.
The National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements.
Paul L. Coates Jr.
Paul L. Coates Jr., age 70, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away Oct. 21, 1999.
He was a retired military veteran who served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Coates is survived by his mother, Ruth B. Coates of Dunnellon, Fla.; daughters, Sheila A. Carrigan of Windsor Locks, Conn., Vera Lynn McEwen of Elyria, Ohio, and Ruth Gwen Jatko of Jones, Ala.; and sons, Robert Paul Coates of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Tommy Lee Coates of Naples, Fla.
He will be missed for his many artistic talents.
Funeral services will be conducted by Potter Funeral Home in Willimantic, Conn.
Andrew Sommer Jr.
Andrew Sommer Jr., age 78, 1113 West Boone Court, Lady Lake, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.
He was a retired aircraft engineer, born in Roslyn, N.Y., and moved to central Florida in 1988. He was Methodist by faith and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Sommer was also a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his son, Keith A. Sommer of Orlando, Fla.
Steverson, Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Home, Tavares, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Alma Eugenia Preston
Alma Eugenia "Jean" Preston, age 82, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away peacefully on Oct. 24. 1999, after a brief hospital stay.
Jean was born on July 15, 1917, in Coosa County, Ala., to William Ernest and Lucy Olive Allison Norrell Sr. She was an active and loyal member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., since 1954.
Jean loved her family, friends, home and her flowers and was an avid supporter and booster of the Florida State Seminoles.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Emory "Bill" Preston Sr.; brothers, William Norrell Jr. and James Aubrey Norrell; sisters, Wilma Norrell, Faye Daughtry and Mozelle Battle. Survivors include her only son, William Emory Preston Jr. and wife Sherwin of Shalimar; brother, Lloyd Carl Norrell of Cullman, Ala.; sisters, Martha Estelle Mercer of Panama City, Fla., and Lorene Shirey of Tallassee, Ala.; grandchildren, Channa Gae Beckman and husband Ken of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Allison Brooke Smalley and husband Jon of Marietta, Ga.; great-grandson, William Bridger Beckman; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, with Dr. Howard L. Gates officiating. Mrs. Preston will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Preston's nephews.
If desired, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 11117, Jacksonville, FL 32239-1117.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.
Dale W. Townsend
Dale W. Townsend, age 75, of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away at The Manor at Bluewater Bay on Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, 1999, after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Newellton, La., and was Baptist by faith. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Niceville, Fla.
Dale loved and was loved by a lot of people. She was a retired secretary with the Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Her love was serving God in her ministry to homebound people and as a volunteer with Twin Cities Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas J. and Rosena Price Warren of Newellton. Survivors include her husband, Allen Townsend; sons, Allen W. Townsend of San Antonio, Texas, and Dr. Thomas C. Townsend of Winter Haven, Fla.; daughter, Gaye Friant of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Ruby Hendrickson of Marysville, Wash., and Bertha Howard of Vicksburg, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at First Baptist Church in Niceville with the Rev. Gerald Reeves and Dr. Thomas C. Townsend officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Valparaiso.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Florida Baptist Children's Homes, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802; or to Senior Friends of Twin Cities Hospital, 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578; or to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 101 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.