Gerald C. Smith
Mr. Gerald C. Smith, age 84, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 17, 1999, in a local hospital. Mr. Smith was born March 27, 1915, in Cartersville, Ga., to the late Frank and Ellie Smith. Mr. Smith served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He has been a resident of Fort Walton Beach since 1948 and is Baptist by faith. He was employed as an electrical engineer with Civil Service at Eglin Air Force Base. For 34 years he and his wife owned the Eloise Shop Inc. until he retired in 1986.
Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Harold E. Smith, Holland W. Smith and Bert S. Adcock, and by his sister, Francis S. Adcock. He is survived by his wife, Eloise D. Smith of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Ann R. Howren of Davidson, N.C.; sister and brother-in-laws, Ruth D. Smith, Owen W. Dabbs and wife Polly, all of Cartersville, Ga., and W.J. Dabbs and wife Marie of Douglasville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mr. Smith will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. William Clayton Davis officiating. Family will greet friends at the funeral home Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted, but those who wish may make donations to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Mr. Gerald C. Smith.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, is in charge of arrangements.
William A. Copeland Sr.
Mr. William A. Copeland Sr., age 68, of Crestview, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at his residence in Crestview, Fla.
Mr. Copeland was born in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., on Jan 11, 1931, to Thomas Harold and Sarah Grace Parfitt Copeland and had been a longtime resident of the Northwest Florida area. Mr. Copeland had been a machinist with a steel mill. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Copeland was a dedicated Christian and was a member of the Shady Grove Assembly of God Church in Baker, Fla. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by a son, David William Copeland, and by a daughter, Brenda Denise Copeland.
Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years of marriage, Flora May Copeland of Crestview; sons, Robert Clinton Copeland and William Arthur Copeland Jr.; daughters, Thelma June Jacobs, Sarah Jane Miller, Dorothy Ann Blackson, Robin Gail Beck, Martha Violet Copeland, Diane Dorothy Arteaga, Karen Lee Bradley, Sharon Lee Patten, Rebecca Mae Tew and Amy Sue Forehand; brother, Donald Ernest Copeland; sisters, Grace Dugger and Dorothy Dugger; 35 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be conducted from the Whitehurst Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Shady Grove Assembly of God Church in Baker on Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Chuck Chapman and the Rev. Rick Parrish officiating. Mr. Copeland will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service for a time of visitation. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Baker.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home or for those who so desire, the family suggests contributions to the Hospice of Northwest Fla, Inc.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of the Whitehurst Funeral Home, 436 West James Lee Boulevard, Crestview.
Lena E. "Jackie" Hawks
Lena E. Hawks, a most unique and beloved mother and friend, peacefully crossed over to the Promised land on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999.
Jackie was born in Galax, Va., on July 23, 1923, to Yancey E. and Bertha Elizabeth Stoneman Hawks. She had been a resident of Destin, Fla., for the past 32 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Willis of Destin; brother, W.D. "Bill" Hawks and wife Cara of Clewiston, Fla.; and numerous relatives and bowling friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jackie was preceded in death by her son, Ronald P. Willoughby; sister, Annie Harrison; and brothers, Paul Hawks, Guy Hawks and Dean Hawks.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home, 201 W. Center St., Galax, Va. A time of visitation will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 7 until 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the McKenzie Cemetery in Galax.
Joan Seibert North
Joan S. North, age 70, from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., sailed off peacefully, in the arms of her daughter, on Friday, Dec. 17, 1999. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Nov. 11, 1929, Joan was the only child of Alice and Harry Seibert. Joan moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1969 with her late, former husband Charles F. North. She was a long-term member and former officer of the Fort Walton Yacht Club, a member of American Association for University Women, worked in real estate for several years, was employed by Habitat for Humanity, and assisted teaching at Okaloosa-Walton Community College. Above all, she was a loving mother, devoted grandmother and a courageous person.
Joan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Tom Whittemore, of Bluewater Bay, Fla., and her grandchildren, Chris and Joan Whittemore.
A memorial service will be held at St. Simons on the Sound Episcopal Church, Fort Walton Beach. Date and time will be announced.
Margaret Lenoir Auger Boyette
Mrs. Margaret Lenoir Auger Boyette died Sunday, December 12, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Boyette was a resident of Walton County for the past 29 years. She was born in Portland, Ore. She was a member of the Woman's Club of DeFunaik Springs and the American Red Cross. She is Protestant by faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Fredrick Auger. Her husband, Leslie Boyette of 54 years. One brother Fredrick Auger.
She is survived by Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ates and special friends, Mrs. Doris Dees, Mrs. Lucille Johnson and Dr. Jerold Derkaz.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the santuary of St. Agatha's Episcopal Church. McLaughlin Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. With Father Donald MacLeod and Father Ashmun Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Agatha's Episcopal Church or to the Humane Society.
Lovie Laird Stanley
Mrs. Lovie Laird Stanley, Age 88, of Freeport, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, in Pensacola, Fla. Born Aug. 8, 1911, in Bruce, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Jane Pate Silcox. Mrs. Stanley was a life-long resident of Walton County, Fla. She was a member of Freeport United Methodist Church where she was a song leader, a public lay speaker, enjoyed preaching and fishing. Lovie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Mamma Lovie will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Stanley is survived by her son Harry A. and wife Joyce Laird, Jr. of Freeport, Fla.; sister Daphne Caswell of Freeport, Fla.; three grandchildren, Harry A. Laird III and wife Retha, Deserie Byrd and Christy Burham; four great-grandchildren, Harry A. Laird IV, Taylor Ray Laird, Tamara Woods and Chance Byrd and numerous other family members.
Funeral services for Mrs. Stanley will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in the Freeport United methodist Church with the Rev. Harry C. Johnson and Mr. Jerry Dickey officiating. Burial will be in Black Creek Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Clary Godwin-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Parke Ave., DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Pallbearers will be: Eckie Caswell, Rodney Caswell, Brailey Caswell, Dennis Caswell, Randy Silcox and Oscar Silcox.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Doris Louise Wilder Glenn
We said goodbye to our mom - our friend - and out father's bride, on Dec. 16, 1999. Our mom, Doris Louise Wilder Glenn, moved here with our father and family in 1957.
She worked for the late Dr. Howard Parker. And also worked at Ruckel Properties for 31 years. She was a wonderful and nurturing mother, a faithful and devoted wife, a loving grandmother called "Nana" by her grandchildren, and a friend to all who knew her.
Even though her last several years were clouded with medical hardship, she was filled with joy and laughter and until the time when God embraced her.
Loving and missing her always are: her husband of 48 years, Joe Glenn; her three children and their spouses, Mike (Micki), Greg (Debbie), Erin; her grandchildren, Josh, Seth, Tyler, Matthew and Sam; and countless friends.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Koszuta, Dr. Morrobel, Dr. Haney, Dr. Hsiang, the ICU staff at Twin Cities Hospital, Dave Whalen, Dr. Given, and many other whose courteous and caring acts meant so much to us.
Flowers may be sent to Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held in the chapel of Emerald Coast Funeral Home Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at 1 p.m. instead of Forest Lake Bible Church where she was a member.
Adam Jeffery Collinsworth
Adam Jeffery Collinsworth, age 33, a native of Okaloosa County, died Dec. 13, 1999, from drowning after his car went off an icy bridge in Taejon, South Korea. He was a site manager for Reflectone, BAE Systems.
He is survived by his wife, Chun Hwa Collinsworth, and daughter, Kimberly Collinsworth, both of Taejon, South Korea; his father, Albert Collinsworth, mother, Delores Collinsworth, and sister, Kristy Johnson, all of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and sister Alexis Joseph, of Anchorage, Alaska.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. Monday at Little Chapel Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and the funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Brian "Gator" James Wise
Mr. Brian "Gator" "Teddy Bear" James Wise, age 20, of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 18, 1999, in a local hospital in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. His life and love touched everyone he knew. His physical pressence will be missed, but his spirit will always be with us. Our precious son is now with our Lord.
Brian was born in Tampa, Fla., on May 13, 1979, to Gary L. and Mary B. (Brautigam) Wise. He was a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Shalimar, Fla. He was a 1999 graduate of Niceville and Bay Area High Schools and was employed by Brooks Auto Body in Crestview, Fla. He has lived in Tampa, Fla., Whicita Falls, Texas, Honolulu, Hawaii, Colorado Springs, Colo., and has lived in Valparaiso, Fla., for eight of the last 10 years.
Brian is survived by his mother and father; his brothers, Jasen, Christopher and Gary II; paternal grandparents, James "Billy" and Ouida Wise of Columbus, Ga.; maternal grandparents, Charles and Lila Brautigam of Orange, Calif., and many loving and caring aunts, uncles, cousins and adoring friends.
A memorial service for Brian was held at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Shalimar, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Striffler and Hamby Funeral Home on Macon Road, Columbus, Ga. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. followed by our beloved son's internment at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Ga.
Zadie L. Allen
Zadie L. Allen, 78, of Heber Springs, died Dec. 19, 1999. She is survived by her husband, D. W. Allen; sons Larry (Peggy) of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Robert, North Little Rock, Ark., and Danny of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sister Madeline H. Whorton of Sherwood, Ark.; brother Herman T. Huie of McGhee, Ark.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a loving wife and mother, traveling with her husband during his military career of 27 years. She also enjoyed, after their retirement, all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m. with services Wednesday at l p.m. at Huson Funeral Home, 6400 Maelvale Pike, Little Rock. Burial will be at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Virginia Barbour Mitchell
Virginia Barbour Mitchell, 72, of Brenton, W.Va. for the past four months, formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., since 1963, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 18, 1999 at her residence.
Born March 12, 1927 in Davy, W.Va., Mrs. Mitchell was the daughter of the late Millard and Opal Fritz Barbour. She was a former teacher with the McDowell County Board of Education and an examiner with the driver testing program. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 1998, and a sister, Ruth Lawrence.
She is survived by her daughter, Ms. Susan Loving of Charlotte, N.C.; her son, Adrian Mitchell of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Ronald Barbour of San Angelo, Texas, Donald Barbour of Steeles, W.Va., and Bobby Barbour of Laeger, W.Va.; a sister, Carol Fortner of Brenton, W.Va; and three grandchildren, Kellon Loving of Atlanta, Ga.; Cody Mitchell and Adrian Mitchell, both of Fort Walton Beach.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the Laeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, W.Va., with Reverend Russell King officiating. Burial will follow thereafter.