William Trammell Donaldson
Mr. William Trammell Donaldson, age 79, of Glendale, Fla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000.
He was born Jan, 27, 1920, in Molino, Fla., and was the son of Joseph Franklin and Mary Ann "Molly" Crews Donaldson.
He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Pennsylvania while it was in port at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Mr. Donaldson lived most of his life in this area and was a member of Center Ridge United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Donaldson of Glendale; two brothers and their spouses, Joseph Felton Donaldson and wife Nancy and Lynn Donaldson and wife Toni, all of Glendale; two sisters, Flora Donaldson of Glendale, Fla., and Nadine Brassell of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; brother-in-law, Albert L. Braud and wife Vera of Fortuna, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Catherine Dawson of Long Beach, Calif. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Donaldson's memory to Center Ridge United Methodist Church, 3101 Oak Ridge Road, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., 32433.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Center Ridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Shafer officiating. Mr. Donaldson will lie in state one hour prior to funeral time at the Center Ridge United Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be Randall Carroll, Thomas Moffitt, Curtis Moffitt, Jimmy Dunaway, Jimmy Dunaway, Jr. and Erskine Crews. Jerry Evans Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Zack Brunson Sr.
Longtime Destin resident, Zack Brunson Sr., owner of Zack's Bait, died at his home Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1921, at Boggy Bayou, Fla., to Lorenzo D. "Ren" and Sarah Etta Brown Brunson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, J.D. and J.E. "Cobby" Brunson; and sister, Mabel Brunson Broxson.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Zack is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Chambless Brunson, and children, Zackery Jr. and Peggy Brunson, son, Scott, Buddy and Freddie Brunson, children, Jeff and Karen, Rikki and Mike Nunnelee, children, Carly and Matthew; Mary Anne and David Liberatore, children, Mikel and JoAnne Adler; Ronny and Pat Brunson, daughter, Ronny Lea; Roger Brunson, Clay Brunson, children, Clay II, Cole and Chase; Debby and Carl Stroud, children, Erica and Jenna; brother, Reddin Brunson and sister, Kathleen Brunson Mikel, and many nephews, nieces and friends.
Mr. Brunson was a commercial fisherman by trade and owner of Zack's Bait in Destin at the time of his death. He served on the board of directors of the Destin Community Center, Destin Fishing Rodeo, and was instrumental in establishing the New Destin Cemetery. He was a member of the Destin Volunteer Fire Department and later served as chairman of the Destin Fire District. Mr. Brunson was a past recipient of the Ross Marler Award for community service.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home with Dr. John C. Freidman officiating. Interment will follow in Destin Memorial Cemetery.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Asked to serve as pallbearers are members of the Destin Fire Department; Chief Tuffy Dixon, James Pate, Dennis Lawson, Jimmy Taylor, Tony Carroll and James Wells. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Najarian, Howard Horn, Glenn Chance, Dewey Destin, Bill Ming, Tommy Browning, Butch Cheek and Terry Watkins.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Louise Garner
Mary Louise Garner, 76, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at her home, of cancer of the liver.
Mrs. Garner and her husband William G. Garner lived in Fort Walton Beach for the past 26 years.
She was a member of the Elkettes, Elks Lodge 1795, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Disabled Americans Veterans Auxiliary.
Mrs. Garner is survived by her husband, William G. Garner. They would have been married 58 years March 2.
Mrs. Garner is survived by a sister, Mae H. Fox; one sister-in-law, three nephews and three nieces, all living in Kutztown, Pa; one brother-in-law and two nephews of Staten Island, New York; and one nephew and one niece of Newark, N.J.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the McLaughlin Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach. An Elkette service will take place at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Mortuary Chapel, with Father Kevin Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Beal Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family requests that flowers may be sent, or donations may be given to the American Cancer Society.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Eloise C. Hedrick
Eloise Vaughan Hedrick, age 88, of Pulaski, Va., died Jan. 12, 2000, in Pulaski Health Care Center.
She was born in Pulaski County on Nov. 18, 1911, and was the daughter of the late H.W. and Lucy A. Vaughan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hedrick; sister, Elsie Mayberry; and brothers, Chris Vaughan and Maurice Vaughan.
She was a member of Dublin Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a brother, Mason A. Vaughan of Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jean Thompson of Dublin, Va.; grandson and wife, Steve and Shirley Thompson of Dublin; granddaughter and husband, Karen and Edgar Johnson of Fredericksburg, Va.; great-granddaughter, Ashley DeHart of Dublin; a special niece, Mary Ann Vaughan of Pulaski; and other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Susan Cyre officiating. Burial followed in Newbern Cemetery in Pulaski County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Dublin Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 2027, Dublin, VA 24084.
Fred Hedrick died in 1973. Eloise moved back to Virginia to be near her family. For Fort Walton Beach, Fla., friends who would like to write to her son and his wife, their address is: Bill and Jean Thompson, Box 1174, Dublin, VA 24084.
Earl L. Bryant
Earl L. Bryant, age 74, of Winter Springs, Fla., and formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000.
Mr. Bryant was born in Manila, the Philippine Islands, and had been a Florida resident since 1978. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel following 33 years of service. He earned many medals in his career, including the Air Medal in 1956 and Legion of Merit in 1973. He was a bombardier in World War II, flight instructor during the Korean conflict, working on B-24 and B-29 airplanes.
Mr. Bryant was operations staff officer in Don Muang, Thailand, during the Vietnam War, and commander of the 1000th ACC Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base from 1968 to 1973.
Survivors include his sons, Daniel R. Bryant of Huntingtown, Md., Terry W. Bryant of Winter Springs, Ronald E. Bryant of Bloomfield, Colo., and Lawrence M. Bryant of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Robin B. Schoch of Cortez, Fla.; brother, Harry Bryant of Orville, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Richard Altenbaugh officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home, Pensacola, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Rosemary C. Grappone
Rosemary C. Grappone, age 79, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Rosemary was born in New York state to Rocco and Ernastine Mannetti on June 21, 1920. She had been living in this area for the past 10 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her son, Robert Grappone of Fort Walton Beach; brother, Ernest Mannetti of Connecticut; sister, Adele Nigro of Coral Springs, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.
Russell R. Harris Jr.
Russell R. Harris Jr., age 68, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2000, at Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville.
Mr. Harris was born on Oct. 5, 1931, in Attalla, Ala., to the late Russell R. Harris Sr. and Edna Earl Harris. He had resided in the Niceville area for 41 years. Russell retired in March 1999 from the Marconi Corp. after 39.5 years of service.
He is survived by his caring and loving wife of 47 years, Geraldine Harris; sons, Russell R. Harris III of Niceville, Allen F. Harris of New York; and his daughter, Jimmie E. Boisjolie of Niceville; son-in-law, Scott J. Boisjolie of Niceville; and daughter-in-law, Jody Harris of New York. Russell was the proud grandfather of Scott J. Boisjolie, Jacqueline B. Boisjolie, Ali Jo Harris and Taylor G. Boisjolie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
At Mr. Harris' request he will be cremated and a private ceremony with family will be held at a future date.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, Fla., is handling arrangements.
Albert Millard Mims
Albert Millard Mims, age 81, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 23, 2000, in a local hospital.
Mr. Mims was born on April 6, 1918, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Albert and Etta Mims. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Caribbean Theater. He retired from Metal Products Co. Inc. in Cedar Grove, N.J., and moved to Fort Walton Beach. He was a resident here for the past 20 years. Mr. Mims was Methodist by faith and an active member of the Lions Club in New Jersey. He was also an avid reader of books and novels.
Mr. Mims was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Marie Mims; his parents; brother, John F. Mims; and sisters, Belle Davis and Lucille Gregg. He is survived by his son, Larry M. Mims and wife Laverne; daughter, Sandy M. McFarling and husband Homan, all of Tupelo, Miss.; seven grandchildren, Kirk Mims of Memphis, Tenn.; Kelly Mims, Terri Williams, Ken McFarling, Stephen McFarling, Jonathan McFarling and Joseph McFarling, all of Tupelo, Miss.; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Private interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army, in memory of Mr. Albert Mims.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Grace Pullum of Navarre, Fla., passed away Jan. 23, 2000.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.
Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lichorwic mourn the loss of their sweet baby girl, Hannah Mary-Murphy Lichorwic.
Five-month-old Hannah passed away in the loving arms of her parents on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa Beach.
"Budded on Earth to blossom in Heaven."
Samuel Elias Lindsey
Samuel Elias Lindsey, age 95, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local health care facility Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1904, in Coosa County, Ala., and was a resident of the local area since 1941 when he moved here from Birmingham, Ala. He established the Lindsey-Pelham Insurance Agency.
Mr. Lindsey was Baptist by faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. He established the Chamber of Commerce in Fort Walton Beach; was a Fort Walton Beach council member from 1948 to 1952; a mayor and a judge from 1962 to 1964. He was a member of Alpha Lodge 172; a charter member of the Kiwanis Club; and also very active in other civic organizations.
Mr. Lindsey was an avid fisherman and while fishing enjoyed his friend, Bill McGriff, and others.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Howell Lindsey. Survivors include his daughter, Theda Pelham Brock and husband William of Choctaw Beach, Fla.; brother, Kermit Lindsey of Jackson, Miss.; two grandchildren, Scott Pelham of Pensacola, Fla., and Karen Lindsey Pelham of Panacea, Fla.; one great-grandchild; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach with Dr. Howard Gates officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will follow the service in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.