Mildred Louise Castro
Mildred Louise Castro R.N., age 75, of Warrington, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000.
Mrs. Castro was born in Destin, Fla., and was a resident of Warrington for the past 52 years. She was a dedicated nurse who graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1947. Mrs. Castro retired from Sacred Heart Hospital after 36 years of nursing. She was a member of the Over 55 Club and American Legion Post 240.
Survivors include her husband, Arnold B. Castro Sr. of Warrington; sons, Arnold B. Castro Jr. and wife Sheryl of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Karl P. Castro of Corona, Calif., and Randall D. Castro and wife Sandra of Pensacola; mother, Kathleen Jones of Destin; grandchildren, Randall D. Castro III, Nathan P. Castro, Kayla R. Williams, Erica M. Williams, Amie D. Castro, Jenney R. Castro and Robert Zollmer; great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Alanna; brother, Herman W. Jones; and numerous friends and fellow employees in Pensacola and Destin.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the
Rev. Father Richard Altenbaugh as celebrant. Burial will follow in Barrancas National Ceme-tery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.
Master Sgt. Joseph E. Parrish
Master Sgt. (retired) Joseph E. Parrish, 77, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in a local rehabilitation center.
He was born on July 30, 1923, in Samson, Ala., to Arnie and Alvia Parrish. Mr. Parrish was a member of Fort Walton Beach Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ima Parrish; two sisters, Ethel Alford and Onzie Phillips; and a son, Michael L. Parrish.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; two sons, Joseph W. Parrish and his wife, Sue, of Fort Walton Beach, and Samuel W. Parrish and his wife, Carol, of Virginia. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Dolly Parrish of Abbeville, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Annie Parrish of Tifton, Ga.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted by Minister Ross Mitchell on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.
Flowers are gratefully accepted by the family, or donations may be made to PAWS in Mr. Parrish's name.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Calvin Johnson entered into eternal rest on Sept. 5, 2000, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He was 51.
The son of Louis Charles and the late Sarah Brown Johnson, he was born in Stuttgart, Ark., on Aug. 16, 1949. Calvin was a longtime area resident and worked at Eglin Air Force Base as a supervisor in the civil engineering department. Calvin served his country with 28 years of service in the United States Air Force, attaining the grade of master sergeant.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Crossfield Johnson, at home; two sons, Dale and Calvin Johnson Jr., both at home; his father, Louis Charles Johnson of Stuttgart; seven brothers, Charles and Elmer Johnson, both of Crosset, Ark., Louis C. Johnson Jr., Wayne, David, Jesse and Kenneth Johnson, all of Kansas City, Kan.; five sisters, Helen Reem and Queen Hicks, both of California, Cheryl Lavine and Lori Ann Johnson, both of Stuttgart, and Joann Jefferson of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, from
5 to 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, to which relatives and friends are invited. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, 108 Highway 85 North, Niceville, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Phil Daniels officiating.
There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Heritage Gardens Cemetery, 2201 N. Partin Dr., Niceville, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 108 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578, in Calvin's memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, Fla.
David Albert Holmes
David Albert Holmes, 55, of Destin, Fla., passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at a local hospital.
He was a former Navy veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. Dave attended Bay High School in Panama City, Fla., and was a graduate of Auburn University. He was also a member of St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estelle and Carl Holmes.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan; a son, Darrell Phillips of Destin, Fla.; a daughter, Tiffany Holmes of Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Anna Marie Hill of Fort Pierce, Fla. He is also survived by his nephew, Michael Salisbury of Orlando; and his aunt, Hazel Shores, and her husband, Herbert, of Panama City.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, from
2 to 4 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Scottie L. Thigpen officiating. Burial will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Bigham Duncan
Mary Bigham Duncan, 84, entered into rest at her residence in Bluewater Bay on Friday, Sept. 8, 2000.
Mary was the daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth Rose Bigham, born in Millington, Tenn., on Jan. 25, 1916.
Mary was a warm, caring individual who spent most of her career as a registered nurse rendering care to others. She was married and raised three children. Mary moved here in 1995 to reside with her daughter, Elizabeth, having spent most of her life in the Millington and Memphis areas.
Her husband, Charles Duncan, preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1993.
Survivors include one son, Jan William Duncan of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Judy Chapman of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Elizabeth Herrington of Niceville, Fla.; one sister, Virginia Moss of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at St. Jude's Episcopal Church, 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Arnold Bush officiating, to which friends are invited. Interment will be in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Memphis, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
4 Jackson St. NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, or Hospice of Northwest Florida, 110 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578, in her memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla.
Jannie Moore, 54, of Baker, Fla., passed away on Friday Sept. 8, 2000, at a local hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her mother and father, Johnny and Ella Fair Mason of Crestview, Fla.; her husband, Larry Moore of Baker; three sons, Bobby Brown of Baker, Brian Brown of Baker and Timothy Brown of Dorcas, Fla.; two daughters, Tawanna Mason of Baker and Theresa Brown of Crestview; two brothers, Billy Joe Mason of Crestview and Steve Mason of Crestview; two sisters, Faye Harper of Pensacola, Fla., and Ann Foley of Walton County, Fla. She is also survived by eight grandchildren.
A time of visitation was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at 10 a.m. from Whitehurst Chapel. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery.
Whitehurst Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Edwina Givens, age 58, of Laurel Hill, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 7, 2000. She was a native and lifelong resident of Okaloosa County.
Mrs. Givens was employed at the Crestview Wal-Mart and was the owner of Edwina's Uniform Shop. She was a member of the Blackmon Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband, Mickey Givens of Laurel Hill; four sons, Danny Brown of Florala, Ala., Ralph Brown of Crestview, Harold Brown of Holt, Craig Givens of Crestview; two daughters, Christine Williams and Dora Williams, both of Laurel Hill; one brother, Doyle Owens of Crestview; three sisters, Louise Ward of Baker, Annie Deese of Cottonwood, Ala., Betty Glodgett of Vermont, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with the Rev. Jim Ward and Mr. Mike Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Almarante Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth S. Parkison
Ruth S. Parkison, age 86, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Washington County Convalescent Center at Chipley, Fla.
She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Destin First Baptist Church. She was born to the late Abrahm and Carrie E. Strickland.
Graveside Services will be Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 at 10 a.m. at Shiloh Church Cemetery with Rev. Gary Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Surviving are one son, James Stokes and wife Betty of Chipley; two sisters, Trent Malick of Jacksonville, Fla. and Merle Stokes of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; one grandchild, Micheal Stokes; and two great grandchildren, Renee Stokes and Benny Stokes.
Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Chapel of Brown Funeral Home in Chipley.
Julius (JR) Rose passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center with loved ones at his side. He was 68 years of age.
He was born in Flint, Mich., on Nov. 7, 1931, the youngest of 10 children born to the late Michael and Mary Rose. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Jim and Alex and sisters Mary and Helen.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Barbara of Destin; son Mike and daughter-in-law Pat of Ohio; son Pat of Michigan; daughter Terri and son-in-law Randy Gill of Michigan; daughter Amanda Freeman of Mobile; brothers Joe, Lou, Bill and wife Cynthia; sisters Margaret Kovacs, Thelma and husband Rolland Bacon, all of Michigan; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; dear friend and mother-in-law, Tootsie Barron of Mississippi. He will also be missed by his special buddy, "MO."
JR was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired with 33 years of service with General Motors in Michigan. He was a loving and giving person and his quick wit and infectious smile will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the John Will Preschool Playground Fund for special-needs children at 5750 Summit Ave. Mobile, Ala. 36608; donations may also be made to the Humane Society.
JR will be cremated according to his wishes. Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at First Baptist Church of Destin, 201 Beach Drive, Destin, with the Rev. Bob Boone officiating.
Sara Marie Protiva
Sara Marie Protiva, beloved daughter of James E. and Jacque Simpson Protiva of Valparaiso, Fla. died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 in Valparaiso, after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 23, 1996 in Pensacola, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman, Okla. Burial will be at Denver Cemetery, Norman.
Sara is survived by her parents, Jim and Jacque; brother, Jonathan; sister, Amy, of the home. Grandparents are Helen Protiva and the late Albert Protiva, Merilyn Pope, all of Norman, Okla., and Bernon Simpson of Moore, Okla. Great grandmothers are Thelma Simpson and Estelle Smith, both of Norman. Aunts are Jan Protiva of Boston, Mass., and Valerie Jury of Norman, Okla. Uncles are Mike Protiva of Sausolito, Calif., Bill Protiva of Lincoln, Neb., Pat Protiva of Rome, Italy, Mark Protiva of Cotati, Calif., Burl Simpson of Moore, Okla. Bruce Simpson of Norman, Okla. And Berry Simpson of Front Royal, Va.
Pallbearers will be Mike Protiva, Bill Protiva, Mark Protiva and Bruce Simpson.