Julia Lee Strickland
Julia Lee Strickland, age 99, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999.
Miss Strickland was a native of Point Washington, Fla. She was born on Jan. 3, 1900, to Simeon and Neita Beatrice Wise Strickland. She returned to Point Washington 35 years ago after retiring in 1962 from Alabama Public Health, where she served as the public health nurse from Henry County, Ala.
Miss Strickland was Methodist by faith and a member of Point Washington Methodist Church. She was always very active in church, participating in the choir and playing the piano. She was also a member of the Sunshine Club in Point Washington Church.
Miss Strickland is survived by one sister, Helen Strickland of Point Washington; and many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Miss Strickland on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Point Washington Methodist Church. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Houseman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Point Washington Methodist Church.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Jesse E. Harrington
Jesse E. Harrington, age 82, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 4, 1999, at his home at Westwood Retirement Center.
He was born in Fullerton, La., and had lived in Fort Walton Beach since 1956. He had resided at Westwood since 1992.
Jesse was preceded in death by his wife, Kendall S. Harrington. Survivors include his brother, Ralph E. Harrington of Groves, Texas; sisters, Eloise King of Fort Walton Beach, Mary Griffing of Hot Springs, Ark., Jimmie Ruth Cohen of Houston, and Alma Belle Cox and husband Hoyt of Beaumont, Texas; brother-in-law, Jerry Steele and wife Patricia of Beatrice, Ala.; sister-in-law, Nell Steele of Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Harrington was an associate member of First Christian Church of Fort Walton Beach; member of Elks Lodge 1795; American Legion; Eagles; was a 32nd degree Mason; a Shriner; and a World War II veteran.
Memorial services will be held at First Christian Church in Fort Walton Beach at a later date.
Mr. Harrison's remains will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2319, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549; or to the Elks Children's Hospital.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Clifford F. Berry
Clifford F. Berry, age 74, of Crestview, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in a local hospital.
He was born in Haleyville, Ala., and was a resident of Crestview for the past 10 years. Mr. Berry was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette F. Barry, in 1995. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Madeline Barry of Crestview; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Michael Smith of Crestview; daughter, Valerie Johnson of Crestview; brothers, Travis Berry, Ralph Berry, Reynold Berry and Rayburn Berry; sisters, Ivalene Donaldson and June Rae; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel on Saturday from noon until service time at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Carroll Senn officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery in Crestview.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary A. Richards
Mary A. Richards, a resident of Mossy Head, Fla., for the past 20 years, was called from this world to be with her Lord on Nov. 2, 1999.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in Manhattan, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Haspadora; brothers, Johnny, Steve and Micky. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, John Richards Sr.; daughter, Carol Kuykendall of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Vickie Johnson of Destin, Fla.; son, John Richards Jr. of Mossy Head; grandchildren, Jimmy and Timmy Kuykendall, Jerry, Dwayne, Johnny and Randy Johnson, and Jonathan and Christy Richards; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mary was a member of Eastern Star in the DeFuniak Masonic Lodge.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in DeFuniak Springs, where Mary was a longtime member.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Florida or to a charity of your choice.
H. Lucile Lindsey
H. Lucile Sullenger Lindsey, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Nov. 4, 1999, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Lucile was born June 20, 1920. She grew up in Kentucky and Illinois. She married Jefferson F. Lindsey Jr. on Oct. 10, 1940, and began her travels with him a few years thereafter. They lived in Alabama, Texas, Florida, Washington,
D.C. and Illinois. Lucile moved back to Fort Walton Beach in 1994.
Her husband, Jefferson F. Lindsey Jr., grandson, Mac Baker and brother-in-law, Tom Shanklin, predeceased her. She is survived by her son Jefferson F. Lindsey, III (and wife Sandy) of Carbondale, Ill. and one daughter, Helen Lindsey (and husband, Bradley R. Baker) of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. In addition, she is survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Dawn Dean and children, Rachell and Benjamin, of Fort Walton Beach, Ginger Baker, of Los Angeles, Calif., Cinnamon Baker, of Richmond, Va., Laura West (and husband, Eric,) of Fresno, Calif., and Jefferson F. Lindsey, IV, of Carbondale, Ill., Lucile is survived by all four of her loving siblings. They are: Opal Shanklin, Dorothy Dennis (and husband, Al), Robert Sullenger (and wife, Beverly) and Richard Sullenger (and wife, Ruby).
Lucile was many things - a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, PTO president, band parent, volunteer and an artist. She had a special way with people, inspiring them to do more than they believed possible. Lucile devoted her adult life to her family - first to her husband, and then to three more generations, ending with her great-grandchildren. She always wanted to "fix" things, wanting more than anything for those in her family to be happy. And, much of their happiness, they will attribute to her for the remainder of their days. Her special sense of humor not only endured, but grew in her latter years. When she laughed, she laughed form the heart. Because of her unique inner strength, she navigated through life's challenges with perseverance and tried to maintain a positive outlook, even though the final one of her failing health, ultimately leading to her life's conclusion.
A memorial service will be held in Pomona, Ill. Her family would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Eleanor McCain, June Gunnersen, Dr. Rafael Gomez, Sheila Estes and Dot George for their support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center, P.O. Box 1237, Niceville, Fla., 32588.
Randolph E. "Dusty" Fuller
Randolph E. "Dusty" Fuller, age 49, of Shalimar, died early Friday morning, Nov. 5, 1999. Dusty was a retired USAF master sergeant where he served on active duty for 24 years. After retirement, he worked for Tendle Enterprises for the past 6 years. He lived a good life with many rewards and left behind his loving wife, Betty Fuller, of Shalimar, his children, William Fuller and wife, Robin, of Wilmington, N.C., Scott Fuller and wife, Maryann, stationed in Hawaii, Ann Marie Fuller and Tracie Lynn Fuller, both of Shalimar, his step-children Christy Atkins, of Athens, Ala., and Kimerly and Tiffany Atkins, both of Elberta, Ala., his brother, Bob Fuller and wife, Merrill, of Chehalis, Wash., his sisters, Darlene Fuller, of Chehalis, Carla Volurecht and husband, Kint, of Lodi, Calif., his grandchildren, Alex and Josh Fuller, his stepmother, Lavelle Fuller, of Chehalis, and many other family members who loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed. With him we've found what it seems we've been looking for forever; the beautiful and very real meaning of love. He will be forever loved.
The family will receive friends at the McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach on Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Collins officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., beginning at 2 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
Floral contributions are accepted.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Marion T. Booras
Marion T. Booras, age 79, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. She was born on Aug. 25, 1920, in Pensacola, Fla. She had been a resident of the local area since 1965 when she moved here from Pensacola. She was a Greek Orthodox by faith and a member of the Saints Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Walton Beach. Family and friends who loved her thought of her an angel. The family know says that angel was called back home. She always loved providing guidance to people, and all who received it respected it. She will be missed by her family and all who knew and loved her. A special thank you from the family to Cindy and Sandy for the loving care they provided over the many years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Theodore Booras; son Theodore Booras, Jr., also of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Patricia and son-in-law, Bill Morrison, Connie and son-in-law, Conrad Borzych, all of Fort Walton Beach; four grandchildren, Christine and husband, Frank Berte, Todd Borzych, Patty Borzych and Robert and wife, Christine Morrison.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Little Chapel Funeral Home. A trisagion service will begin at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at 10 a.m. at the Saints Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on East U.S. Highway 98, Fort Walton Beach. The very Rev. Archimandrite Constantine T. Mersinas will officiate at the trisagion service and funeral service. Burial at Beal Memorial Cemetery will follow services.
Floral tributes are acceptable or, for those who may desire, they can make a memorial contribution to the Saints Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church building fund in memory of Marion Booras.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with the arrangements.
Nancy A. Bacon
Nancy A. "Nana" Bacon, age 52, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local hospital on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. She was born on April 20, 1947, in San Luis Abispo, Calif. She had been a resident of the local area since 1963 when she moved here from Michigan. She was a Methodist by faith and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Walton Beach.
She loved and cared for many children, and always enjoyed being near her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, "Nana" and best friend to all, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her father, Cecil Ray, of Fort Walton Beach; loving husband, John F. Bacon; daughters, Lisa and husband, Kirk Kemmler, of Cocoa, Fla., and Teresa Bacon, of Fort Walton Beach; brothers, Dennis Ray, of California, David Ray, of Mary Esther, Fla., and Donald Ray, of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters, Judy Glass and Lynn Ray, both of Fort Walton Beach; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Jonathan and William and a very special friend, Suzzanne Barber, of Fort Walton Beach.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at 1 p.m. at Beal Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Lamar Brown will officiate.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with the arrangements.
Lawrence F. Walsh Jr.
CMSGT Lawrence F. Walsh Jr. departed Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, to join his wife of 53 years, Helen, who passed away Sept. 6, 1999.
Larry joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 from Yeadon, Pa. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973.
Following his retirement from the USAF, Larry pursued his second career, enjoying his wife and family.
He and Helen made Fort Walton Beach, Fla., their home and were inseperable for the next 26 years.
Their family includes four children, Helen Walsh, Beth Sawyer, Richard Walsh and Nora Smith; sons-in-law, Joseph Walsh, Bud Sawyer and Gary Smith; six grandsons, Joe Walsh, Brian Walsh, Ryan Sawyer, Matthew Sawyer, Jay Smith and Brian Smith; and a sister, Mrs. Stephen Kratzinger.
The family will receive friends at a visitation Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, 1999.
A rosary will be recited beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the visitation at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until 8 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at 10 a.m. with Father Kevin Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in memory of Lawrence F. Walsh to Hospice Care, 155 Crystal Beach Drive, Suite 135, Destin, FL 32541.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.
Dan Adams, 79, of Holt, Fla., passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 7, 1999, in a Pensacola hospital.
Mr. Adams was a native and lifelong resident of Holt. He was retired from the L & N Railroad and was a former board member of the Holt Water System.
Mr. Adams was employed by Brown's Grocery in Holt.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Wanda Renee Coley and Ellen Lee Crosby.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Adams of Holt; five children, Wilma Coley of Holt, Billy Adams of Holt, Janie Hall of Reidsville, N.C,, Jean Walker of Baker, Fla., and June Martin of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers, Hugh Adams of Holt and Bobby Adams of Gainesville, Fla.; ten grandchildren, Robbie Coley, Todd Coley, Kim McNeal, Kerry Adams, Jennifer Measel, John Adams, Alex Adams, Dan Walker, Katie Crosby and Holley Martin; three great-grandchildren, Nikolas Measel, Christian Measel and Maegan McNeal.
The family will receive friends Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at 2 p.m. from the Holt Assembly of God with the Rev. Lavon Burke officiating. Burial will follow in Holt Cemetery.
Mr. Adams will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Active pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Robbie Coley, Todd Coley, Kim McNeal, Kerry Adams, Jennifer Measel, John Adams, Alex Adams, Dan Walker, Katie Crosby and Holley Martin.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.