Laura Z. Kaul
Laura Z. Kaul, loving wife, mother and friend, passed away in a local hospital on Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the age of 74. She was born on Sept. 25, 1925 in Trieste, Italy. She had resided in the area since 1965, when she moved here from Martinez, Calif. She was Catholic by faith and a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Laura was a true partner and companion devoted to her family's happiness, not only as a wife but as a mother. As the family traveled, she always made her home a special place. She made lasting friendships with many she met, staying in touch with them and maintaining their friendships. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her loving husband, Lloyd of 48 years; daughter, Sandra J. Kaul of Shalimar, Fla.; sister, Carolina Stefan of Lompoc, Calif.; sister-in-law, Marjorie Harshberger of Hallet, Okla.; brother-in-laws, Charles Kaul of Concord, Calif., James Kaul of Martinez, Calif., and William Kaul of Berkley, Calif.; and many other nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at a visitation on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McLaughlin Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin Johnson officiating. Following services, burial will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave. Fort Walton Beach, Fla. entrusted with the arrangements.
Arthur Copeland Jackson Jr.
Died, Arthur Copeland Jackson Jr., 78, of natural causes. Born of Arthur Copeland Jackson Sr. and Marie Jackson on July 21, 1921. Graduated Purdue University with a mechanical engineering degree and served 26 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1968 with the rank of Colonel. He spent the next 21 years with the Northrop Corporation in California and worked on a variety of defense related programs before retiring in 1989. From 1983 to 1989 he and his son, Arthur C. Jackson III, worked together at Northrop on the B-2 "Spirit" stealth bomber. His wife, Margaret Gabriel Jackson, passed away in 1989. He remarried in 1990 to Mark Kay Galloway and moved to Valparaiso, where he performed volunteer work for the Air Force Armament Museum, the First United Methodist Church of Niceville, and various retired officers organizations. He is survived by his son and his wife. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the First Methodist Church of Niceville in Colonel Jackson's name.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Niceville.
Maxine J. Reeves
Maxine J. (Johnson) Reeves, age 60, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Saturday night, April 22, at her home. She was a native of Midland, Texas and had lived in Okaloosa County most of her life. Mrs. Reeves owned and operated Reeves Grocery and Milligan Grocery for many years. She attended New Beginnings Church in Crestview.
Mrs. Reeves was preceded in death by her husband, Don Reeves and two children, Charles Bailey and Teresa Reeves.
She is survived by three children, Donna Richards of Baker, Fla., Jennifer Denise Bailey of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mark Bailey of Navarre, Fla.; one brother, Jacob Isaac Johnson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Venita June Castleberry of Crestview; three grandchildren, Brittany, Greg and Adam; two great grandchildren, Gabriel and Isabella Bailey; and a nephew, James Russell Smith of Crestview.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with the Rev. Raymond Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence R. Patterson
Clarence Robert Patterson, age 94, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Saturday, April 22, 2000 at his residence. Born on Feb. 12, 1906 in Rising Star, Texas, he was the son of the late Ed and Frances Gentry Patterson. He was a Jehovah's Witness by faith and was a member of the DeFuniak Springs Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Mr. Patterson moved to DeFuniak Springs in 1959 to further his ministry with the Jehovah's Witnesses. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Alfred, Leonard, Julius, Odis, and Adolph Patterson, and one sister, Etta Patterson.
Mr. Patterson is survived by his wife, Anabell Courtney Patterson of Panama City, Fla.; one step-son, Dr. Alto Straughn of Gainesville, Fla.; one daughter, Billie Louise Carrbello and her husband Peter R. Carrbello of DeFuniak Springs; four step-daughters, Ann Marshall of Lynn Haven, Fla., Lois Galloway of Panama City, Carol Boland of DeFuniak Springs, and Mavis Allen of Panama City; one brother, Perry Patterson of Idaho; two sisters, Ema Patterson of Denver, Colo. and Lela Patterson; 12 step-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Patterson will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000 in the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witness with Brother David Starner officiating. Burial will follow in Cluster Springs Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2000 in the Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Loyal Phillips, age 95, of Bartow, Fla., and formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Highlands Lake Center in Lakeland, Fla.
He was born in Brushy Pond, Ala., on April 11, 1905, and was a resident of Bartow since 1998. Mr. Phillips was a newspaper publisher and columnist, and for many years wrote a weekly column in the Northwest Florida Daily News. He was Baptist by faith and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Caldwell Phillips. Survivors include his daughter, Terri P. Frost of Bartow; sister, Lillie Williams Banks of Bremen, Ala.; niece, Darlene Jarmon of Bremen; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, with the Revs. James E. McNaull and C. Donald Kemp officiating. Interment will follow on Saturday, April 29, in Ashville Cemetery in Ashville, Ala.
The family will receive friends at the family residence in Bartow after the service.
The family request memorial contributions be made to The Caldwell Scholarship Fund, c/o The Colonial Bank, Ashville, AL 35953; or to The Andrew Boren Fund, c/o Citrus & Chemical Bank, Bartow, FL 33830.
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow, is in charge of arrangements.
John A. Kleinhenz
John A. Kleinhenz, age 68, of Freeport, Fla., died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Twin Cities Medical Center in Niceville, Fla.
Mr. Kleinhenz was born in New York City and lived in Manalapan, N.J., for 26 years before moving to Florida nine years ago. He was a systems analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City prior to his retirement. He was a member of Yorktown Social Club in Manalapan and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Englishtown, N.J.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Louise Desrosiers Kleinhenz of Manalapan; sons, John of Whitehall, Pa., and Paul of Manalapan; daughters, Lori Korzonowski of Jackson, N.J., Donna Lanza of Morganville, Marlboro Township, Carolyn Witmer of Jackson and Jean Marie Smith of Manalapan; sister, Anne Fowler of Freeport; and 12 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Englishtown, N.J. Burial will follow in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Freehold.
Waitt Funeral Home, Morganville, N.J., is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Teddy T. Jordan Sr.
The Rev. Teddy T. Jordan Sr. was born on April 5, 1921, in Coffee Springs, Ala., and was a resident of Baker, Fla., since 1951. He went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000, at his home in Baker.
He pastored churches in the area and taught school for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Baker. He served his country during World War II with the Army Medical Corps, serving in the Pacific Theater.
The Rev. Jordan was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Willie Mae Jordan; a sister; and four brothers. He is survived by his wife, Martha Collins Jordan; sons, Teddy T. Jordan Jr., and Tim Jordan and wife Debra, all of Baker; daughter, Belinda Wilkinson of Pace, Fla.; brothers, Jim Frank Jordan and Alex Jordan of Coffee Springs, Ala.; grandchildren, Jennifer Wilkinson, Amanda Jordan, Sarah Jordan, Matt Jordan, Kayla Jordan and Cory Jordan; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Braddam and Jordan Wilkinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Baker with the Rev. Cliff Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Shockley Springs Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are Danny Godwin, Harold Godwin, Julian Gavin, Lynn Jackson, Dwey Madden, Jerry Madden. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church of Baker and members of the Okaloosa Retired Educators Association.
The Rev. Jordan will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Dana M. Edwards
Dana M. Edwards passed away suddenly on April 17, 2000, at his residence in Nevada.
He is survived by his mother, Marella Edwards Gomillion; sister, Donna Edwards Prychodko; wife, Rose Edwards; and children, Jaimie L., Jennifer and Bryce C. Edwards. His immediate family included three stepchildren, Jason A., Matthew A., and Robert P. Hensley.
Dana had served 14 years with the U.S. Air Force, the majority of his duty at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The family will be present to receive relatives and friends at First United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive, Niceville, FL 32588, between the hours of 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Services will immediately follow.
Flowers may be sent in care of Pastor Dave Rhodes at the above church.
Beverley A. Dempsey
Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Beverley A. Dempsey, age 52, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2000, at her home.
She was born on March 1, 1948, in Reading, England, and came to the United States in 1965, where she met and married her husband of 35 years, Joel Dempsey. Mrs. Dempsey was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Kendrew; and brother, Derek Kendrew, all of Reading.
Mrs. Dempsey is survived by her husband, Joel L. Dempsey; daughters, Julie A. Holland and Christina M. Bailey; four grandchildren, Jeffery D. Holland Jr., Jillian A. Holland, Jessica M. Bailey and Landon R. Bailey; one son-in-law, Jeff D. Holland Sr., all residents of Crestview. Survivors overseas include two brothers, David Kendrew and Geoffrey Kendrew; and a sister, Angela King.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Garden City, Fla., on Wednesday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Skates officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
Leon E. Lake
Leon E. Lake, born Feb. 15, 1962, died March 29, 2000.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Church of the Epiphany on Garden Street (directly behind the Teacher's Credit Union on U.S. Highway 85 North).
Ernest R. Carroll
Master Sgt. Ernest R. Carroll, U.S. Air Force retired, age 66, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
He was born in Blue Diamond, Ky., and was a veteran of Korea. He had resided in this area for the past eight years.
Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his father, James Clifford Carroll Sr.; and a brother, Paul Carroll.
Survivors include his mother, Virgie Carroll of Fowler, Colo.; son and daughter, Dale and Carol Carroll, both of Colorado; brothers and sisters, James Carroll Jr. of Spotsylvania, Va., Betty Justus of California, Myrtle Andrews of Tucson, Ariz., Faith Hix of Canyon City, Colo., Hazel Root of Fowler, Linda Nichols of Erie, Pa., Philip Carroll of Girard, Pa., and David Carroll of Silver Thorn, Colo.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, with a U.S. Air Force chaplain officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at 1:15 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Jackson St. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.