Albert Eugene "Gene" Tennes
Mr. Albert Eugene "Gene" Tennes, age 75, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Friday afternoon, March 31, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Tennes was born June 12, 1924, in Paducah, Ky., to the late Mikel and Hannah Tennes. He was a retired Baptist Minister with 50 years in the Lord's work. He was a member of the Shalimar Baptist Church. He served three years in the U.S. Navy from October 1942 to August 1945 during World War II.
Mr. Tennes is survived by his wife of 23 years, Earline Cowart Tennes of Fort Walton Beach; son, Albert Eugene Tennes, Jr. of Maulden, S.C.; five daughters, Karen M. Barnhart of Stafford, Va., D. Jean Slattery of Maulden, S.C., Ruth Ann Saulisbury of Harleyville, S.C., Barbara Tootle Allen of Fort Walton Beach, and Betty Tootle Fleischman of Niceville, Fla.; ten grandchildren, Dane Jason Barnhart, II of Stafford, Va., Adam Christopher Barnhart of Stafford, Va., Erica Slattery Penny of Maulden, S.C., Tina Marie Slattery of Maulden, S.C., Melissa T. McGrew of Harleyville, S.C., Kristen Nicole Saulisbury of Harleyville, S.C., Caleb Eugene Tennes of Maulden, S.C., James "Buddy" Allen of Destin, Fla., Patricia L. Couch of Atlanta, Ga., Paul A. Fleischman of Japan; three great-grandchildren and many other extended family and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Tennes will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2000, in the Emerald Coast Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home Monday evening, April 3, 2000, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 32547 is in charge of the arrangements.
Donna L. Ribarin
Donna L. Ribarin, age 43, of Crestview, Fla., died Thursday, March 30, 2000. Donna was born on July 16, 1956, in Puerto Rico. She was a resident of the Crestview area for the past six years. She was Baptist by faith. She was employed by Human Resources-NAF, at Eglin A.F.B, Fla. for 20 years.
Survivors include her father and mother, Ret. SMGT. USAF, Walter B. Gardner and Alicia Ruscalleda Gardner of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; husband, Robert G. Ribarin of Crestview; step-son, Robert G. Ribarin, Jr. of Crestview; daughter, Alicia Anderson of New Jersey; brother, Walter "Buddy" Gardner and wife Donna and three daughters, Isbella, Stacey, and Amanda of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister, Jeanette Gardner-Green and husband Bo and son BeauEvan of Panama City, Fla., and many loving aunts and uncles in Puerto Rico. The family will receive friends at McLaughlin- Aultman Funeral Home Chapel Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, April 3, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery in Crestview, Fla.
McLaughlin- Aultman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Robert Krieger
John Robert Krieger of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, on March 31, 2000.
Mr. Krieger was born in Johnstown, Pa., on Jan. 19, 1917. He resided in Willoughby, Ohio, and upon his retirement, moved to Kissimmee, Fla., where he enjoyed fishing and oil painting. He moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1993 where he resided until his death. "PaPa John" was dearly loved, and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Krieger was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Krieger; father and mother, Cornelius and Mary; sisters, Mary, Erma, and Margaret; brothers, Joseph, Edward, and William.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Krieger of Niceville, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Eugene Hagler of Leesburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Brian Krieger; Stacey and husband Larry Wright; Randolph and wife Dawn Hagler; Russell and wife April Hagler; Richard Hagler and Terry; Ronald and wife Mary Hagler; and Ryan Hagler and Bonnye. Great grandchildren are Lauren, Trevor, Jordan, Justin, Jacob, Holly, James, and Amy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, Inc., 1005 College Blvd., Niceville, Fla. 32578, in memory of John R. Krieger.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Little Chapel Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday April 3, 2000, in the Beal Memorial Park Cemetery with Father Craig Williams officiating. Burial will be in Beal Memorial Park Cemetery. Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with arrangements.
Donald Raymond Squires Jr.
Mr. Donald Raymond Squires Jr., age 54, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away unexpectedly at his residence Thursday, March 30, 2000. He was born Jan. 5, 1946, in Morton, Minn., the son of Margarite Louis Bendick and Donald Raymond Squires Sr.
Mr. Squires was retired from the United States Navy with more than 22 years of active service. He had been a resident of DeFuniak Springs for the past 15 years. He loved to fish and was a serious hunter, spending October of each year in Colorado hunting elk. Mr. Squires was employed with Best Western Motel of DeFuniak Springs and was Catholic by faith.
He is survived by Betty Burnes of DeFuniak Springs; two daughters, Melanie Reed and husband Jamie of Crosslake, Minn., and Pam Burnes of DeFuniak Springs; one brother, Paul Nicely and wife Susan of Arvada, Colo.; two sisters, Anita Squires and husband Robert of Cortez, Colo., and Loretta Jorgenson and husband Harley of Mankato, Minn.; two grandsons, Jaeger Reed and Tory Burnes; three granddaughters, Mariah Reed and Amber and Tamra Dalton.
A time of visitation will be Sunday, April 2, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jerry Evans Funeral Home. Flowers are being accepted.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jerry Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil McMilliam officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery with full military honors.
Jerry Evans Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Y. Bray
Juanita Y. Bray, age 77, of Holt, Fla., died March 31, 2000, at her home.
She was born in Holt and was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Olis "Randal" Livingston on Jan. 29, 2000.
Survivors include her husband, William "Randy" Bray of Holt; daughters, Delores Y. Livingston, Linda and husband Robert Snowden, Mary and husband Bert Rickles, all of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Uneeda Wilkie of Warner Robbins, Ga.; aunt, Jerry McDonald of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; grandsons, Bryan Rickles, and Todd and Scott Snowden; and nieces, Donna Worley, Diane Abshire and Debbie Storey.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Holt Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Rickles, Todd and Scott Snowden, Robert Snowden, Bert Rickles and Clarence Ansley. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrea Ansley, Hollea McClelland and Heather McClelland.
She was a loving mother who sacrificed herself for her children in life and even in death. We will miss you always.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Gale Bass
Virginia Gale Bass passed from this world Tuesday morning, April 4, 2000, after an extended illness.
She was born on Oct. 5, 1942, in Hackensack, N.J., daughter of the late Navy Master Chief Horace Paul Barnes and Georgia Hazel Rutherford-Barnes. As a graduate of Lake Forest College, with a duel major in sociology and anthropology, she also pursued and received her teaching certificate. She took her first teaching job on the Navy base located in Kenitra, Morocco.
Her travels took her through Morocco, Spain, Germany and Scotland. She spent the greater part of her life in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as an office manager and office automation spe#####t for Manpower Temporary Services. Her devotion to her job and the community is evident in her involvement with the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, TIPS Club, and being a member of the Fort Walton Beach First Presbyterian Church.
Her love for her family can be seen through her numerous trips to visit them and her constant support. Gale will always be remembered as a light of grace and kindness.
Two sons, Joel David Bass of Sacramento, Calif., and Paul David Bass of Fort Collins, Colo.; her mother, Hazel R. Barnes of Gulfport, Miss.; and her fiance', John Douglas of Chicago, survive her.
A memorial will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Walton Beach. A reception will follow the memorial.
In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Joshua Daniel Lawrence
Joshua D. Lawrence, age 19, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Monday morning, April 3, 2000, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Joshua was born in Pensacola, Fla., on Nov. 14, 1980. He was a master grill chef with the Waffle House No. 662 in Destin, Fla., and was active in Special Olympics, playing soccer and basketball. He often volunteered with the Special Olympics, especially with fundraisers. Joshua enjoyed mechanic work, restoring old cars, working on computers and playing video games.
Joshua was preceded in death by his father, Donald O. Lawrence; stepfather, Dennis Steele; and younger brother, Matthew Lawrence. He is survived by his mother, Sherry Steele Schwoch and husband Raymond of Mossy Head, Fla.; brother, Michael Knicley of Niceville, Fla.; sister, Sonora Lawrence of Mossy Head; brother, Allen Steele of Mossy Head; brother, Keith Hardin; sister, Michelle Hardin; sister, Nicole Hardin, all of Alabama; brother, Raymond Schwoch; sister, Rebecca Schwoch, both of Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Linnie Ohmit of Navarre, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Peggy Knicley of Niceville; maternal grandfather, Charlie Knicley and wife Elsie of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother, Dollie Andrews of Virginia; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, in Beal Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. James Cole officiating. The family will greet friends at graveside one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to an account set up with Compass Bank, 198 Eglin Pkwy., N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, to help offset the funeral expenses.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Eunice K. Bristow
Maude Eunice Kimzey Langford Bristow, born March 16, 1912, in New Orleans, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., while living with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter.
Mrs. Bristow was essentially a lifelong resident of New Orleans.
Mrs. Bristow was the daughter of John Harrison Kimzey and Mary Howard Mallett. Upon graduation from the New Orleans Normal School she taught school on Delacroix Island. On June 22, 1938, she married the late Stuart Smith Langford of Fort Worth, Texas. Ten years after his tragic death on March 27, 1976, she married the late Dr. Louis J. Bristow Jr.
The St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church was a very important part of Mrs. Bristow's life. Mrs. S.S. Langford (Bristow), along with Miss Anne Ernest, was ordained as the first female deacon in her church. She served on the Board of Trustees, taught Sunday school, was active in the Women's Missionary Union and often cooked the all church dinners.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to travel, sew and read. She belonged to the Orleans Club, the Metairie Literary Guild, and the New Orleans Garden Society.
Surviving Mrs. Bristow are her son, John Andrew Langford; and her daughter, Nancy Langford Church; her son-in-law, Dr. Thomas C. Church; grandchildren, Dr. Carolyn Church Davis and husband Dr. North Davis, Miss Cathleen Langford Church, Miss Nancy Ann Church, Benjamin Andrew Langford Emmi, the late James Stuart Langford Emmi; and great-grandson, Legend Carlsson Davis. Mrs. Bristow is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Mary Kimzey Milner and Mrs. Hattie Kimzey Lewis; her brother, John Howard Kimzey and his wife Mary Knight Kimzey.
The family received friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, in the chapel of the St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. Steven H. Merriwether conducted the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Metairie Cemetery.
Todd Jaye Crunk
Todd Jaye Crunk, age 28, of Destin, Fla., died on Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Ebro, Fla. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on Nov. 28, 1971, in Florence, Ala. He had been a resident of the local area for 16 years when he moved here from Florence.
Todd had been a noted and respected chef in the area for years. Other areas such as Atlanta had also enjoyed his talent. Todd made friends easily and was always a good, fun person to be with. When he had the opportunity, he loved to go snow boarding in the mountains of North Carolina.
His special love was his son who he loved more than anything.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ira Jaye Crunk.
Survivors include his mother, Pamela Townsley of South Brunswick, N.C.; his four-year-old son, Austin J. Crunk; step son, Christian Moore; brother, Jeffery D. Crunk of Destin; grandparents, Ed and Bertha Ezell of Rogersville, Ala. and John and Mary Deaver of Iron City, Tenn.; step father, Donald W. Boutwell of Decatur, Ala. and other aunts and uncles.
Friends are invited to share memories with the family at a gathering at the Little Chapel Funeral Home, today, April 10, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to a trust fund to be established with the First National Bank for his son, Austin J. Crunk, in memory of Todd J. Crunk.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, entrusted with the arrangements.
Mathew Katalinich Jr.
Tech. Sgt. Mathew Katalinich Jr., U.S. Air Force retired, age 72, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday evening, April 9, 2000, after a long battle with cancer.
Mat was born in Benald, Ill., to Mathew and Emma Scire Katalinich. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II before an Air Force career, which included service in the Korean conflict and Vietnam. Mat was a Methodist by faith and had resided in this area since 1962.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Katalinich, in 1986.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Debora and David Hogg of Fort Walton Beach; brother, George Benicky of Los Angeles; sisters, Frances Ferando of Fort Myers, Fla., Katherine Moody of Kimberling City, Mo., Lillian Gilette of Beneld, and Mary Lockhart of Pasadena, Calif.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Graveside services, with military honors, will take place in Beal Memorial Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 100 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.