Berendina Van Kleeff
Berendina Van Kleeff, age 61, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Blue Water Bay Manor. Ms. Van Kleeff was born in Holland, Berendina Antonia Marie Vonk, and moved to this area in the late '70s. She was a wonderful artist, enjoyed music, literature and all the liberal arts. She was a positive lady, excited about the prospects of life in the 21st century. She was a dear friend, the ultimate caregiver and loved her grandchildren dearly.
Ms. Van Kleeff is survived by her husband, Roy R. Glossop, of Niceville; her son, Arvin Van Kleeff; her grandchildren, Sean and Marilyn Van Kleef; eight brothers and sisters and other relatives living in Holland.
Private memorials will be held in Niceville and later in Holland.
Richard "ZIM" Zimmer
Richard "ZIM" Zimmer, 70 of Destin, Fla., died April 18 at home with his family. A private memorial service will be held in his honor.
Born Feb. 6, 1930, in Lancaster, N.Y., ZIM was a resident of the Palatine, Ill., area for 30 years. He was retired from American Allsafe where he worked as a salesman for 32 years. He was recently honored by his company, which named a new product after him (The Slim ZIM). ZIM's warm smile, quick wit and optimistic disposition made you feel special and loved. His fine example will be something his family will strive to achieve.
Surviving family members include: his wife Carol Zimmer; his children, Darey (David) Hollingbery, Rhesha (Patrick) Driscoll, Jennifer (Rick) Wellhausen, Melissa Moritz, Neal Moritz; and grandchildren Nichole and Ricky.
Any memorials may be made to your local American Cancer Society for prostate cancer.
John Robert Parish
John Robert Parish Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at a local hospital.
John was born in Niceville, Fla., on Feb. 2, 1924, to John R. and Pasty Mae Parish. John has lived in this area throughout most of his life. He was the owner of J&B Sand Company for many years. He was also a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a good friend to many people. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruth Parish of Fort Walton Beach; son, John R. Parish III of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Paula Griner of Fort Walton Beach; Esther Marie Adcock of Fort Walton Beach; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Saturday April 22, 2000, at McLaughlin Twin City Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. with funeral service to follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville, Fla.
McLaughlin Twin City Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Stanley Anderson Correll
Mr. Stanley Anderson Correll, age 69, passed away Friday, April 21, 2000, in Crestview, Fla. He was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Carter County, Tenn., and has lived in Florida for the past 35 years.
Stanley was a son of the late George and Lucindia Correll and was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
He was a Korean War Veteran.
Mr. Correll is survived by his wife, Rosa Lyons Correll of Crestview; four daughters, Donna Behnken of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Karen Harris of Crestview, Valerie Fuqua of Crestview, and Debbie Glover of Johnson City, Tenn.; one son, Ronnie Grindstaff of Belfrey, Ky.; one brother, Cecil R. Correll of Telford, Tenn.; three sisters, Nellie Carman of Johnson City, Tenn., Majorie Johnson of Johnson City, Tenn., and Vesteen Simpson of Navarre, Fla.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous neices and nephews.
A memorial service will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Brackney Funeral Service Chapel in Crestview. A second memorial service and interment will be held in Johnson City, Tenn., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a burial fund for Mr. Correll. Donations can be mailed to Mr. Joey Behnken, 38 Highland Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, or deposits can be made at any branch of First National Bank & Trust, Thomas K. Fuqua, Trustee for benefit of Stanley Correll, Acct. No. 094-296-0.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.
Kristin Brown Gravely
Kristin Brown Gravely, 35, of Niceville, Fla., died April 18 at home after a three-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Parkers-burg, W.Va., daughter of David and Jean Brown of Parkers-burg.
She was employed as the Senior Consultant for Creative Memories and member of the Rocky Bayou Baptist Church in Niceville. She graduated from Parkersburg South High School in 1983 and from West Virginia University in 1988 with a degree in Marketing.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. Randolph (Rudy) Gravely of Niceville; two sons Rand Gravely, age 6, and Chandler Gravely, age 3, of the home; one brother John David Brown of Parkersburg; two sisters, Tracy Anne Brown of Lorton, Va, Rebecca Jean Brown of Parkersburg; and her father and mother-in-law, Randy and Ernestine Gravely, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A memorial service will be held on April 25 at 3 p.m at the Rocky Bayou Baptist Church in Niceville with Reverend Larry Cordu officiating. Funeral services and burial were held in Parkersburg on April 22.
The family requests memorials in Kristin's name be made to Hospice of Northwest, Fla., 101 Hart St., Niceville, Fla. 32578.
Fred F. Fitzgerald
Fred F. Fitzgerald, age, 70, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local hospital on Friday, April 21, 2000.
Mr. Fitzgerald was born in Arkansas City, Kan., on Jan. 6, 1930. He was the son of the late Forrest and Mildred Fitzgerald.
Survivors include his wife, Marge Fitzgerald of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Paul Gerritson of Estancia, N.M., and Tess and Charles Congdon of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Patricia Freed of Port Orchard, Wash.; two grand daughters, Marisa and Hana Freed; two grandsons, Forrest and Marshall Freed and one brother, Leon M. Fitzgerald of Destin, Fla.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in the Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Hollis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Shalimar United Methodist Church building fund.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Katie Rowe Walden
Mrs. Katie Rowe Walden, age 77, of New Harmony, Fla., passed away Friday, April 21, 2000, in a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., medical facility. She was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Walton County, Fla., and was the daughter of Idell Howell and William Alexander Rowe. Mrs. Walden was a lifelong resident of Walton County and was a homemaker. She loved gardening and was an avid fan of cooking shows, a trait her family benefited from since she was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a Baptist by faith. Mrs. Walden was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Woodrow Walden, a son, William Ernest Walden, a sister, Ina Bell and a brother, Glenn Rowe.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Walden and wife Veronica of Milton, Fla., and Tim Walden and wife Jean of New Harmony; two daughters, Rebecca Cannon and husband James and Debra Hester and husband Tim, all of New Harmony; one brother, William Rowe and wife Mattie Pearl of Panama City, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers are being accepted. A time of visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, in the chapel of Jerry Evans Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jerry Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeremy Walden (Mrs. Walden's grandson) and Rev. Jimmy McNeal officiating. Burial will follow in Miller "Gordon" Cemetery with Jerry Evans Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Katie Rowe Walden, age 77, of New Harmony.
Cuba Irene Shelton
Cuba Irene Shelton, 76, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away April 21. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wynell Ray Shelton. Mrs. Shelton is survived by her brother, Harley Fowler of Caldwell, Ohio; sons, Mark Shelton of San Antonio, Texas, and Luke Shelton of Rome, Italy, and daughter-in-law, Lisa Shelton and two grandsons, Shane and Charles.
Mrs. Shelton was a retired RN and chemical dependency counselor. She was the first woman to join the Ohio National Guard, shortly after graduating from Ohio State University. She reached the rank of Captain. Mrs. Shelton also received her pilot's license in 1955.
A memorial service will be held at the Bob Hope Village Chapel on April 24 at 10 a.m.
Mrs. Shelton will be laid to rest next to her husband at the VA cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Air Force Enlisted Widows and Dependents Home Foundation, Shalimar, Fla., may be made.
Myrtice C. Moulyet Abbot
Myrtice C. Moulyet Abbot, 70 years young, joined her Lord and Savior on April 20, 2000. She had a very full and active life through her work, community and church activities. Through her ever-caring heart and never-ending love, most preciouses to her was her beloved family. She was a true inspiration to everyone who was blessed to be touched by her. Mrs. Abbot was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., that she loved so dearly.
Mrs. Abbot was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Moulyet, and her sister, Helen Maples of Prichard, Ala.
Mrs. Abbot is survived by her husband, Ernest Sr., of 52 years; son, Ernest Jr. (Chris) and his wife Lillie of Oviedo, Fla.; daughter, Madelyn (Lynn) Shumake and her husband Larry; son, Donald (Donnie) G. of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Jennifer Brooks, C. Sean Abbot, Rene, Sean and Tracy Chamberlain.
She is also survived by her twin sister, Myrtile Holder; brothers, Nicholas, Noland and Eugene Moulyet. Also close to her heart, Nolan Frank and Carla Maples and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear special friends.
Through her love of the beach, mountains, garden and her many flowers, she enjoyed life to the fullest and embraced every moment of every day.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach.
As she spread her wings here on Earth, the angel now soars in Heaven!
Sara McCain Young
Mrs. Sara McCain Young, age 98, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Rosemark, Tenn., On Nov. 8, 1901. Mrs. Young was Presbyterian by faith and was a member of Memorial Pres-byterian Church in Montgomery, Ala. Coming here from Montgomery, Ala., she had been a resident of the DeFuniak Springs area for the past six years. Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. D.C. Young, who was pastor of the Euchee Valley, Glendale and Red Bay Presbyterian Churches at the time of his death in December 1958. After his passing, she made her home in Montgomery, Ala., for many years, where she was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she also worked for over 30 years as a church visitation officer.
Mrs. Young is survived by four sons, William A. Young and his wife Lillian H. Young of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., David C. Young and his wife Laura of Midland, Mich., Charles B. Young and his wife Euris of Montgomery, Ala., and Melvin B. Young and his wife Diane of Boise, Idaho; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2000, in Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Talley officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 10:30 until 11 a.m. at graveside. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to your favorite charity.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.