James R. Ramsey
James R. Ramsey passed away Nov. 4, 1999, after a lengthy illness. James was born Feb. 28, 1969, in Niceville, Fla., and lived in the area his entire life.
He is survived by his cherished daughter, Ashley Ramsey, of Long Beach, California, parents Jim and Nini Ramsey and grandmother Aline Ramsey, all of Niceville; brother, Mark Ramsey, sister-in-law, Angie and nephews Christian and Connor of Conyers, Ga.; his sister, Angie, Tom Straight and nephew Ethan Straight, also of Niceville. Additionally, he is survived by a special friend, Christina Hatten, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in the U.S. and Mexico.
Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, Niceville. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Church in Niceville. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family is establishing a college fund for his daughter, Ashley, in memory of James R. Ramsey.
James left this life as he lived it, surrounded by loving family and many dear friends.
Randolph E. "Dusty" Fuller
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.
Catherine B. Wiley
Catherine Bates Wiley, age 87, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Wiley was born on Oct. 6, 1912, in Columbus, Ga., to the late Edward and Mildred Salisbury Bates. She moved from Clearwater, Fla., to the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area in 1995. Mrs. Wiley was a member of Shalimar United Methodist Church. She also pledged with Alpha Delta Pi at Florida State College for Women; was a member of Jacksonville Junior League; Clearwater Garden Club; Army Relief Society; and Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed playing bridge and hosting parties.
Mrs. Wiley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, N.J. "Buck" Wiley Jr. (U.S.M.A. Class 28); sisters, Mildred Fisher, Susan Ball and Patty Schell; and sister-in-law, Hulit Brown.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann W. Rumph and husband John of Shalimar; son, N.J. "Jim" Wiley III and wife Joan of Fairfax, Va.; grandchildren, Steve Rumph Jr. and wife Linda of Fort Walton Beach, Cathy Johnson of Abilene, Texas, Lisa Lowery and husband Rick of Virginia, Dana Ryan and husband Jim of Virginia, Kevin Wiley of Virginia, and Chris Wiley and wife Karen of Boulder, Colo.; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Shalimar United Methodist Church with the Revs. David Chunn, John Collins and Jerry Hollis officiating.
Flowers will be accepted, but those who wish may make donations to Shalimar United Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Catherine B. Wiley.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
William J. Stolze
William J. Stolze, age 63, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Las Vegas.
Bill was a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant with over 26 years of active service, including two tours in Southeast Asia. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area in 1973. He also worked for civil service DOD at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., until his retirement in 1997.
Bill was a devoted family man and embraced life to the fullest. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, he will always be in the hearts of his family.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Leslye Stolze of Niceville; mother, Agnes Stolze of Holtsville, N.Y.; children, Pete Tindall and wife Donna of Mary Esther, Fla., Terry Hornsby and husband Scott of Niceville, Bill Stolze Jr. and wife Stephanie of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Jean Stolze and husband Bruce Bradish of Tallahassee, Fla., and Leslie Floyd and husband Greg of Niceville; brother, Jim Stolze of Hampton Bay, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Danny, Alan, Christopher, Heather, Steven and Christine.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be conducted at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville at noon Thursday, Nov. 11, with a U.S. Air Force chaplain officiating.
Floral contributions are acceptable.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Albert Don Jensen
Brig. Gen. Albert Don Jensen passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, while on a trip in Colorado. Gen. Jensen was 55 years old.
He began his distinguished Air Force career after being commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1966. Following his completion of pilot training at Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., in 1967, Gen. Jensen went on to numerous flying and staff assignments, including a tour in Vietnam, where he flew 230 combat missions as a forward air controller in the OV-10 Bronco, after which he served as an OV-10 instructor pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
His assignments also included tours as an instructor and air officer commanding at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.; refueling squadron operations officer at Loring Air Force Base, Maine; maintenance squadron commander, also at Loring Air Force Base; two tours as a staff officer at the Pentagon; research fellow with the Rand Corporation; assistant deputy director for operations and later director of operations, Castle Air Force Base, Calif.; senior controller, Combat Control Division Headquarters Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.; vice commander and later commander of the 96th Bombardment Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; executive officer to the commander, Headquarters Strategic Air Command; SAC representative to the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff; wing commander, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, March Air Force Base, Calif.; and in 1993 became commander of the Air Base Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., where he culminated his distinguished career in November 1994.
Gen. Jensen was a command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours. His decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal.
Following his retirement, Don returned to Mary Esther, Fla., where he focused on the true desires of his life as a loving husband and avid sportsman. During his short retirement Don pursued life with an unequaled passion. Throughout his life, Don was highly regarded as an honest, true, fair and compassionate man, touching thousands of lives along his way.
Don Jensen - a true patriot, devoted husband and avid sportsman. He will be greatly missed and always loved.
Survivors include his loving wife, Penelope Jensen of Mary Esther; mother, Mildred Jensen of San Antonio, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Neils and Melody Jensen of San Antonio; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Walt Bell of Biloxi, Miss.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald and Linda Gassman of Niceville, Fla., and Gary and Pam Cushing of Gulf Breeze, Fla. Don was preceded in death by his father, Albert B. Jensen.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Memorial services will be conducted at Chapel No. 2, Eglin Air Force Base, Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. with a U.S. Air Force chaplain officiating. Private graveside services will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society or to Eglin Pet Welfare.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
Asa Dwight Bostic Jr.
Asa Dwight Bostic Jr., age 28, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999.
Mr. Bostic was a native of Milton, Fla., and had lived in Fort Walton Beach for the past six years.
Survivors include Barbara; mother, Twana Helms; daughter, Alexandria; son, Job; brothers, Andrew Bostic and Jeremy Catches; sister, Brandy Simmons; maternal grandmother, Mary Helms Kuethe; and paternal grandmother, Alma Bostic.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnnie Williams and Elder Wayne Bostic officiating.
Arrangements by Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry W. Lindsey
Jerry W. Lindsey, age 60, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Pensacola, Fla.
Mr. Lindsey was born on Jan. 7, 1939, to Spurgeon and Mary McLean Lindsey of Walton County, Fla., where he remained a lifelong resident. He worked for the Walton County Road Department since 1973.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Lindsey is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ethelene Lindsey of DeFuniak Springs; son, Michael Lindsey of DeFuniak Springs; daughters, Twynette Earley and husband Greg, Lynette Alford and husband Lewis, and Luette Perdue and husband Alan, all of DeFuniak Springs; brother, Jim Lindsey and wife Margaret of DeFuniak Springs; sister, Luette Short of Jacksonville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Douglas Hogg and Lonnie Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Euchee Valley Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Joseph Swick
Robert Joseph Swick, age 80, of Sand Springs, Okla., died Nov. 8, 1999, at a Hospice hospital in Tulsa, Okla., after an extended illness.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1918, at Pine Ridge, S.D., to Louis and Susie (Janis) Swick.
Survivors include his children: sons, Ben Gonzalez of Rapid City, S.D., Richard Swick of Scottsbluff, Neb., Timothy Swick of Tulsa; daughters, Roberta Smith of Gearing, Neb., Cheryl Hill of Rapid City, Nancy Lancaster of Pueblo, Colo., Bobbie Jo Van Dyke of Mary Esther, Fla., Annette Wilson of Tulsa, Karol Stults of Sand Springs, Okla., Sandra Swick of Clanton, Ala., and Katherine Jankowski of Mary Esther; two daughters-in-law; five sons-in-law; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. at Oshiem-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.
Our father will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife and our loving mom in Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City. To our Daddy: "You are home now."
Memorial donations in memory of Robert may be directed to St. John Hospice Foundation, Tulsa, or to any of your local Hospice foundations.
James Dewey Galloway
Lt. Col. James Dewey Galloway, U.S. Air Force retired, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999.
Lt. Col. Galloway, also known as Jim, JD, Dad and Pawpaw, was born in Fort Payne, Ala., on Jan. 31, 1921. His parents were the late David Clifford Galloway and Maude Johnson Galloway of Fort Payne. J.D. attended the University of Alabama and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and retired from the Air Force in May 1974 with over 30 years of dedicated and faithful service to his country.
Lt. Col. Galloway was a decorated veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Surviving family members include his daughter, Sherry D. Galloway, LCDR, USN retired, of Orange Park, Fla.; son, James Dewey Galloway Jr. and daughter-in-law Cheri Rainer Galloway of Fort Walton Beach; and grandsons, James Seth Galloway of Gainesville, Fla., and Ethan Rainer Galloway of Fort Walton Beach. Lt. Col. Galloway was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Tumlin Galloway of Valparaiso, Fla.
Lt. Col. Galloway earned his pilot's license at an early age and loved flying all of his life. He also enjoyed bass fishing, golf and studying history. He was a loving, generous father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all.
A graveside ceremony, with full military honors, will be conducted for family and friends at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.
Flowers, of course, are acceptable, but for those who might like to make a memorial donation, Elder Services of Okaloosa County is particularly dear to the family.
Little Chapel Funeral Home of Fort Walton Beach is coordinating the arrangements.
George Williams of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 8, 1999.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Gainer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mariana AME Cemetery in Clayton, Ala.
Gainer Funeral Home, 605 Oak St., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.