Maxine Roberts, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2000, after a long illness.
She died of pneumonia at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Her husband, Ed Roberts, died 26 years ago. He was retired military.
Maxine is survived by a daughter, Kay Hoover of Michawaka, Ind.; niece, Marge Matthews of Houston; and relatives in Richmond, Va.
Maxine lived at the Air Force widow's village, Teresa Village, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for over 20 years before she had moved to Fort Walton Care Center. She had many friends and was very active in volunteer work.
At her request, there will be no memorial service.
Dana Jo Smith
Dana Jo Smith, age 63, of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000.
Dana is joined with her brother, Buddy Thompson, who passed away Jan. 24, 2000.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Barry Smith; and son, James Millson; brothers, Wayne, Elenson and Billy Thompson; along with a granddaughter, Taylor Michele Millson; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Jo and her brother Buddy at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Heritage Gardens Cemetery, Highway 285 north, Niceville, Fla.
Oscar A. Thompson
Oscar A. "Buddy" Thompson, age 62, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, after a short battle with cancer.
Buddy was an avid hunter, fisherman and NASCAR Jeff Gordon fan. Buddy joins his sister, Dana Jo Smith, who passed away on Jan. 19, 2000.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Carolyn Jo Thompson; sons and their wives, Frank and Kate, Danny and Linda, Fred and Denise, Tim and Thelma Thompson; brothers, Wayne, Elenson and Billy Thomson, along with 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and a lot of wonderful family, friends and neighbors who have been such great help during his struggle.
Special thanks to Hospice, especially Bonnie and Angie, and to all the wonderful staff at Sacred Heart Hospital.
We have lost a wonderful friend as well as a loving husband and father. He is our hero.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Buddy and his sister, Jo Smith, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Heritage Gardens Cemetery, Highway 285 north, Niceville, Fla.
Delores Pope, age 80, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and formerly of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away Jan. 29, 2000, at her home from natural causes.
She is survived by her sons, Craig Pope and Grady Don Pope; grandsons, Brent and Flint Pope; daughters-in-law, Barbi and LuAnne Pope; sister, Lorine Koprovic of Baker, Fla.; and brother, Elbert Flint of Kerrville, Texas.
Born in Yoakum, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Bascom and Annie Flint. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady F. Pope, a native of Florida, in 1981.
Mrs. Pope resided in Okaloosa County for over 52 years, during which time she was active and instrumental in the growth of several churches - Valparaiso Community Church, First United Methodist Church of Niceville, Fla., Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach, and St. Simon's-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church, Fort Walton Beach. During this time she was a choir member, Sunday school teacher and volunteer worker in the Sharing and Caring program. Presently, she was in her third year of education for ministry program from the School of Theology of the University of the South at St. Simon's-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church. She was also an active participant in the Republican Women of Okaloosa County.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at St. Simon's-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.
Ada Beatrice Logan
Ada Beatrice McCarter Logan of Dancy, Miss., passed from amongst us into the sole care of the Lord on Jan. 30, 2000, at the age of 90, near the homes of her two daughters on the Gulf of Mexico. Beatrice's worn heart failed.
She was a longtime member of the Mount Hope Church of Christ at Dancy and in recent years attended Midway Church of Christ in Maben, Miss. A pioneer resident in the Dancy area, she was born on Oct. 29, 1909, to Ed and Addie White McCarter. She married George Ennis Logan on Feb. 17, 1927, and was happily married for 52 years before Ennis' passing.
They had two daughters, Bettie Logan Lehr and Melba Logan Hensley; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her immediate family is spread from Arizona to Colorado to North Carolina to Florida. Many of her close relatives and friends live in the Cumberland, Dancy, Mantee area near the Choctaw-Chickasaw Indian border where it crosses the Natchez Trace. She was an uncomplicated, devoted farm wife who saw one daughter married to a career engineer in the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the other to a regular officer in the U.S. Air Force. She is blessed in the memory of us all.
To her many friends and family we say do not grieve for her to excess, for in your future memories there will be a sufficient memorial, and she has gone to the promise of a place ever better than this hilly green land of love and friendship.
Funeral services for Beatrice will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Mount Hope Church of Christ at Dancy. She will be taken to Mount Hope Cemetery, across from her beloved church, at the conclusion and buried next to her husband to rest in eternal peace.
The family would be pleased to see you before to share their loving memories at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville, Miss., between 5 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.
Brothers Bobby South and Dexter Beaver will preside at her funeral services.
The family asks that, if you wish, flowers may be sent to Welch Funeral Home, Starkville, or contributions made to Mount Hope Church of Christ Building Fund, c/o Sybil Carty, Route 1, Box 450, Phebe, MS 39755.
Visit her grave at the memorial this year and think of the words of Job 23:10: "But he knoweth the way that I take; when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold."
Margaret M. Tate
Margaret M. Tate, age 78, of Destin, Fla., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
She was born on April 16, 1921, in Garner, N.C. Mrs. Tate was preceded in death by her son, Hampton Williams; brother, Herman McElveen; and sister, Elizabeth McElveen.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence H. Tate; daughter, Terry Tate-Smith (Charlie); granddaughter, Lisa Garner (Jonathan); grandson, Jim Williams (Stephanie); and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, 154 Calhoun Ave., Destin, with a reception following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the building fund of First Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Joseph E. Rollins
The Rev. Joseph E. Rollins of Freeport, Fla., went on to be with his Lord on Jan. 31, 2000, following a brief illness.
He was born on March 26, 1923, in Glenallen, Ala. After moving to Florida in 1941 he served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force in Italy during World War II and again during the Korean War. Mr. Rollins retired from civil service after 32 years at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1969, the Rev. Rollins served as pastor in several locations, including Pleasant Valley Baptist in Ponce de Leon, Fla., and at Lake Stanley, Argyle and Northside Baptist churches in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Friends of the Rev. Rollins will remember his diligent efforts and kind spirit, especially for those in need.
He is survived by his wife, Jean L. Rollins of Freeport; sons, Michael E. Rollins of Lynn Haven, Fla., Joseph J. Rollins of Greenville, S.C., and Joseph E. Rollins Jr. of Valparaiso, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Relatives include his sister, Virginia Campbell; and a nephew.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Wesley Ray Stumbaugh
Wesley Ray Stumbaugh, age 39, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Va., after a short and unexpected illness.
Wesley was born on Feb. 7, 1960, in Mobile, Ala., and was a resident of this area since 1989. Following graduation from Prattville High School in Alabama in 1978, Wesley enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for 20 years. He had many tours all over the world, one being the Persian Gulf War in 1991. His last tour of duty was Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where, after attaining the rank of technical sergeant in the Security Police Squadron, he retired on Nov. 30, 1998.
After retirement Wesley followed his lifelong dream and became a truck driver. He worked for USA Truck out of Van Buren, Ark., for 11 short months. Wesley had many hobbies and he loved watching football and playing on the computer. He was known to his military family as "Stumpy" and he will be remembered as a fun-loving and caring friend.
Mr. Stumbaugh was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Stella and Harry Stumbaugh and his maternal grandfather, George Mashburn. He is survived by his wife, Connie Stumbaugh of Crestview; son and daughter, Nicholas and Brandy Stumbaugh of Rockledge, Fla.; parents, Harold and Lahoma Stumbaugh of Prattville, Ala.; maternal grandmother, Lottie Mashburn of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sisters, Valerie Harrison and husband Dale of Prattville, and Beverly Allen and husband Bob of Winton, Calif.; brothers, Randy Stumbaugh and wife Kathy of Memphis, Tenn., and Ronnie Stumbaugh and wife Cindy of Bossier, La.; mother and father-in-law, Evelyn and Nathaniel Mullins of Valparaiso, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Mary Mullins of Niceville, Fla.; 10 nieces and nephews; two great-nephews, numerous family members and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at First Assembly of God Church in Niceville with Dr. Travis Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville.
Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the funeral home.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Olis Randal Livingston
Olis Randal Livingston, age 65, of Crestview, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in a local nursing home.
He was born in Crestview on Sept. 9, 1934, and was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County, Fla. He retired from the Okaloosa County school system and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Livingston was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Livingston of Crestview; and he was godfather and mentor to Clarence W. Ansley II, Andrea D. Ansley, Hollea A. McClellan and Heather D. McClellan of Crestview; mother-in-law, "Mom" Juanita Bray of Holt, Fla.; brother, Medford Livingston of Sikeston, Mo.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Snowden, Robert Snowden, Samual Rickles and Mary Rickles of Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Williams officiating. Burial will be in Old Holt Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Victor Long, Wayne Holdon, Gene Parish, Mike Delpozo, Howard Hawkins and George Josey.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia M. Rheam
Virginia M. "Max" Rheam, age 67, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2000.
She was born in Belleville, Ill., on Oct. 27, 1932, daughter of the late Edward J. Loehr and Theodora Meyer Loehr. She was the middle child and was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward D. Loehr and James J. Loehr of Belleville.
Max graduated from Notre Dame High School and worked for civil service for 16 years, in addition to fulfilling her life's purpose - raising four beautiful children.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret A. Rheam and Brenda M. Arnold; sons, Samuel J. Rheam of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Jeffery E. Rheam of Orlando, Fla. There are also three grandchildren, Julia, Jessica and Rebecca.
Ginny liked to be called by her pen name, Summerfield Max. She loved people, reading, writing, playing bridge and doing puzzles. Max was a character in her own right. She was brave and loyal and all who knew her know that. She lives on in our hearts, minds and memories.
In accordance with her wishes, Max will be cremated and a private memorial ceremony will be held at a later date.