Barbara P. Schism
Barbara P. Schism, age 73, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 30, 1999, at her home. Barbara was born in Campbell County, Tenn., to the late Alexander Early Perkins and Susie Jones Perkins. She moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1971 with her husband, who was stationed at Hurlburt Field. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Walton Beach and had been a member of the Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club since 1973. She enjoyed visiting and maintaining her childhood home in Jacksboro, Tenn., but her greatest joy was family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 491/2 years, William O. Schism, Jr., her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane Short, M.D., and Bruce Short, M.D.; her grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, and Alexander Short, all of Kansas City, Kan., her sister, Billy Jean Cooper of Mobile, Ala.; and two brothers living in Tennessee.
The family will receive friends at the McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Walton Beach on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at 11 a.m. with Dr. Jack Walchenbach officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach. Mrs. Schism will be moved to the church one hour prior to services.
McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Barbara Ann Brisky
Barbara Brisky, age 44, of St. Petersbug, Fla., passed away peacefully at home Dec. 30, 1999. She was born June 22, 1955, to Thomas H. and Shirley (Brown) Coffel.
She was preceded in death by her father. She leaves behind her daughter, Katherine Carmichael and granddaughter, Julia Polous, both of South Carolina. Companion Barry Barrett of St. Petersburg, Fla.; mother, Shirley Coffel of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brother, Thomas H. (Kathy) Coffel of Mossy Head, Fla., sister, Becky (Curtis) Rooks of Shalimar, Fla., nieces and nephew, Vicky Bassinger, Jon Mathews, and Tera-Lee Coffel.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Katie B. Reece Tyner
Mrs. Katie B. Reece Tyner, age 84, of Laurel Hill, Fla., died Thursday evening, Dec. 30, 1999, at the Emerald Coast Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Mrs. Tyner was born in Coffee County, Ala., on Oct. 26, 1915, to Grover C. and Katie L. Williams Reece and had been a life-time resident of Okaloosa County, Fla. She was a dedicated homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother and was Baptist in her faith. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Tyner was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Nolan E. Tyner, in 1996.
Survivors include her sons and daughters in law, Wayland and Jeanette Tyner, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Pete and Glenda Tyner, David Tyner, all of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Billy and Margie Tyner, of Enterprise, Ala.; daughters, JoAnn Reeves, of Niceville, Fla., Katy Folsom, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Mildred Campbell and Judy Davis, of Laurel Hill, Fla.; brothers and sisters in laws, James Reece, of Mary Esther, Fla., Paul and Deane Tyner, Inez Sikes, Irene Stephenson, all of Crestview, Fla., J.W. and Lena Tyner, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Julie Tyner of Columbus, Ga.; twenty grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be conducted from the Whitehurst Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Chapel of Whitehurst Funeral Home on Monday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2000, with the Rev. Donnie Cadenhead officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill, Fla. In lieu of floral tributes, the family suggest contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of the Whitehurst Funeral Home, 436 West James Lee Blvd., Crestview, Fla.
Helen S. Joiner
Helen S. Joiner, age 75, of Shalimar, died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at the Eglin Regional Hospital. She was born in McClellandtown, Pa., in 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Harvey H. Joiner, USAF retired. During their marriage, they resided in Albequerque, N.M., Pittsburg, Pa., and Camp Springs, Md., they retired to the Fort Walton Beach area from Camp Springs in 1979. Mrs. Joiner worked for many years as a travel agent for the W.R. Grace Lines during her husband's tour of duty in the Washington, D.C., area. As a result, they cruised the waters of the carribean and traveled the continent of Europe. After retirement and their move to Fort Walton Beach, Mrs. Joiner became very active in the American Red Cross. Her many hours of volunteer work were done at the Red Cross Blood Bank. She enjoyed socializing with her friends and neighbors, cooking, gardening, animals and young children. Her ready smile, wit, and generosity endeared her to many and she attended the Shalimar United Methodist Church.
She was the loving mother of Michael S. Joiner of Mobile, Ala., Gail Joiner of Wingina, Va., Gilbert Joiner of Richmond, Va., and Michael L. Joiner of Jacksonville, Fla., was the loving grandmother to Brian Joiner of Annapolis, Md., Michael Joiner of Seattle, Wash., and Steven Joiner of Japan. Mrs. Joiner will be greatly missed by her many friends and surviving family members, including her brothers, Charles, Patrick, and Joseph Stromick of Uniontown, Pa., and her sisters, Julia Troost of Rahway, N.J., Anne Kinnell of Hilton Head, S.C., Kay Donovan of Elizabeth, N.J., Sophia Musial of Kirtland, Ohio, Mildred Hartshorn of Falls Church, Va., and Elise Fox of Annapolis.
The family will receive friends at the McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Collins officiating. Interment will follow beginning at 2 p.m. at the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Family and Friends will meet at the cemetery.
Our love goes with our dear, dear, mother, grandmother, and sister on her journey through the untrespassed sanctity of space as she puts out her hand and touches the face of god.
McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Roberta Roberts King
Roberta Roberts King, 88, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Thursday morning, Dec. 30, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. King was born in Bonifay, Fla., to W.J. and Sallie Roberts on Sept. 8, 1911. She was married to the late Tom King. After her husband's death in 1950 she moved to Fort Walton Beach where she worked with her brothers, the late Paul G. Roberts, and W.J. "Billy" Roberts in the Roberts #####tores.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Randall Yates of Bonifay, Fla., and her brother, W.J. "Billy" Roberts, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Nieces and nephews include Joey and Bonnie Roberts, Bill and Debi Roberts, and Mike and Terri Roberts, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Sallie and Keith Cutshaw of Navarre, Ken Yates of Bonifay, Fla., Kay and Erik Reppen of Lynn Haven, Fla., Tommy and Beth Yates, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Sandy and Del Potter of Mount Dora, Fla.
Roberta King was a true Southern Lady who enjoyed a passion for gardening. She led a full life and her absence will leave a void in the lives of those who knew and loved her.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in the McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Howard Gates, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonifay Cemetery, in Bonifay, Fla., at 1 p.m. Monday.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been entrusted with the Funeral Arrangements.
Luther C. Jenkins
Luther C. Jenkins, age 86, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at his home. He was born in Frisco City, Ala., on March 26, 1913. He moved to Jay, Fla., in 1916 and was there until 1935 when his wife Lorena and he were married. They moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1946 where he founded ACME/Jenkins Transfer & Storage, Inc. in 1959 and remained president of the company. He was a member of the reorganized Latter Day Saints Church. He was an avid fisherman, and a life time member of B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 1795.
He was predeceased by his daughter Linda Richardson, and sisters and brother, Edna Nowling, Luverne Breuer, Robert Jenkins, Edris Jenkins, and Bernard Jenkins. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Lorena B. Jenkins; daughter, Betty Lux of Exton, Pa.; son, James C. Jenkins and wife Jennifer of Mary Esther, Fla.; son, Bill Jenkins and wife Lyn of Destin, Fla.; son-in-law, Ferriest Richardson of Leesburg, Fla.; brothers and sisters, Glenn Jenkins and wife Betty of Pensacola, Fla., Archie Jenkins and wife Darlene of Pensacola, Fla.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Mortuary Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. with Bishop Clifton McArthur officiating.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla. has been entrusted with arrangements.
Myrtie Adams, age 91, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. She was born in Pine Level, Ala., and had lived in Crestview for the past 40 years. Mrs. Adams was a retired lunchroom worker with the Okaloosa County School System. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and the Hallelujah Chorus.
She is survived by one son and his wife, J.D. and Rose Adams of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Frances Allred of Crestview, and Betty Jean Lindborn and her husband Larry of Rock Island, Ill.; one sister, Lena Farris of Elba, Ala.; five grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and twelve great- great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, from the Traveler's Rest Cemetery in Laurel Hill with the Rev. Raymond Williams officiating.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a m. until service time on Monday.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lee Wayne Ketler
Lee Wayne Ketler, age 63, died on Dec. 31, 1999, at his home in Destin, Fla., after a two year battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lois Ketler of Destin; daughter Amy of Destin; mother Mary Ketler of Tavares, Fla.; sister Brenda PeKarsi of Leesburg, Fla.; and his aunt Lela Slama of Tavares. Lee was preceded in death by his father, Dale Ketler, and sister Patricia Wakelee.
Mr. Ketler was a sales representative for an office supply wholesaler in the area for 18 years and was also a member of the Destin United Methodist Church. Lee was a devoted husband and father and was loved by all who knew him. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved every minute of life.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Florida for their loving care, kindness and dedication.
A memorial service for Mr. Ketler will be held Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John C. Friedman officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 29153, Houston, TX 77927 in memory of Lee.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 is in charge of arrangements.
Florence T. Vestal
Florence T. Vestal, 82, of Milligan, Fla., died Dec. 30, 1999, at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County, Fla., and a member of the Milligan Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Arlie C. Vestal of Milligan; daughter, Sandra Lee Garrett of Baker, Fla.; sister, Adell Whaley of Lakeland, Fla.; 2 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Milligan Baptist Church Tuesday, Jan 4, 2000, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ted Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow in the Milligan Cemetery.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Leatha Courtney
Mary Leatha Courtney, 89, of Milligan, Fla., passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in a local nursing center.
She was born in Harold, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Milligan.
Mrs. Courtney was preceded in death by a daughter and husband.
She is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Vissie and Frank Wood of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Selvia and Charles Kennedy of Picayune, Miss.; son-in-law, Lem Soles of Milligan; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ted Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow in the Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery with Whitehurst Funeral Home directing.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.