Ruth W. Baron
Ruth W. Baron of Delaware and Columbus, Ohio, and a former Westwood resident, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Destin, Fla. Ruth was 89 years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; and her son, Thomas. She is survived by her son, David of Mary Esther, Fla.; two sisters; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A family memorial service will be held in Delaware, Ohio, in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.
Ida Mae Dreading
Ida Mae Dreading, age 83, of Crestview, Fla., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sept. 10, 2000, at North Okaloosa Medical Center, Crestview, with her family by her side.
Ida Mae was born on Nov. 24, 1917, in Alabama, the daughter of the late Rev. Oscar Stuckey and Ida B. Stuckey and she had resided in Crestview for over 50 years.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Dreading, David Dreading and Malcolm Dreading, all of Crestview; brother, Rhett Stuckey of Holt, Fla.; sisters, Ruth Murph of Crestview, Nell Dixon of Brewton, Ala., and Mary Harold of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Ellen Rasmussen Reinhart
Ellen "Arlene" Rasmussen Reinhart, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Sept. 9, 2000, due to a long-term illness.
She was the daughter of H. Marius Rasmussen and Petra Larsen Rasmussen. She was born on May 17, 1928, in Brigham City, Utah. She attended schools in the Box Elder County School District and worked in the family's steam laundry business that was located on Main Street in Brigham City. Mrs. Reinhart was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a primary teacher.
She married Wilbur L. Reinhart on Sept. 27, 1968. She was a resident of Ogden, Utah, from 1961 to 1994 and worked as a bookkeeper for Thiokol and McKay Dee Hospital. After an illness she established an Avon sales business in her home. She moved to Crestview, Fla., in 1994 to be near her daughter and grandchildren. She loved to knit, crochet and sew, especially for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She handmade many lovely things that will be treasured by them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Curtis Rasmussen and Parley (Mary) Rasmussen; sisters, Emma Rasmussen (Stanley) Russell, Anna Rasmussen (Darrold) Hales, Mildred Rasmussen (Jack) Austin, Joan Rasmussen (Gene) Davis; and a grandson.
Mrs. Reinhart is survived by her husband; daughter, Ellen "Joyce" Mikle (Ronald) Reeves; stepdaughter, Janae Reinhart Wilson; brother, Rudolph (Stella) Rasmussen; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be conducted at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at First Baptist Church of Crestview, north Highway 85, with Brother Fran Pickard officiating. Interment will be in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, 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, 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 Church of God, 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.
Mary Gwendolyn Wagner
Mary Gwendolyn Wagner, age 83, passed away and went to be with her Lord on Sept. 10, 2000.
She was born in Thomasville, Ga., on July 23, 1917, the daughter of Leroy Clark of Montgomery, Ala., and Laurie Poole of Atlanta.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Wagner at home; son, James E. Dodd and wife Hope; grandsons, Brian Dodd and Matthew Dodd of Hopewell, Va. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Martha Louise King and John David Wagner, grandson/adopted son.
She moved to Niceville, Fla., in 1984 and was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church of Niceville; Twin Cities Woman's Club; American Legion Auxiliary Post 221; and the National Association for Family and Community Education.
Services will be held at Rosemont Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with the Revs. Sharber Smith and Billy Grimes officiating. Relatives and friends are invited.
The visitation with the family will be at the church one hour prior to services. Mrs. Wagner will be interred in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., with no service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 110 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578, in her memory.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville.
Edward "Ed" Keenan, age 89, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Monday morning, Sept. 11, 2000.
He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Crestview for many years. Mr. Keenan was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Crestview; and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Fay Keenan of Crestview; sister-in-law and husband, Marion and Frank Slon of Springhill, Fla.; nephew, Brian Slon of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and niece, Joyce Fordham of Stoneybrook, N.Y.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with a rosary at 7 p.m.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Robert Fowler Jr.
Samuel Robert "Bob" Fowler Jr. passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was 68 years old.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Joan of Destin, Fla.; son, Robbie and wife Barbera of Douglasville, Ga.; daughter, Renee Spence of Atlanta; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Joshua and Jennifer Spence, and Hanna and Halle Fowler; and sister, Audrey and husband Frank Northrup of Boone, N.C.
Bob was a retired captain with Delta Air Lines with 32 years of service. He was a member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Cornerstone Church Building Fund, c/o P.O. Box 1862, Destin, FL 32540.
A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, with Pastor Dewey Roberts officiating.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with arrangements.
Ruth E. Barnes
Ruth Ellen Barnes, age 50, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center with her family by her side.
She was born on March 23, 1950, in Heidelburg, Miss. She was the daughter of Eddie and Inez Dantzler.
She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ellisvill, Miss., in 1970, and was a graduate of Mary Homes Junior College and Allcorn State University in Mississippi.
She had resided in Fort Walton Beach for 12 years and was employed as a special education teacher in Quitman, Miss., the Okaloosa County School Board in special education, and Horizons of Okaloosa County, Fla. She was an active member of the New Tabernacle Church of Fort Walton Beach.
Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvean Allen and Lewis Junior Bell.
She is survived by her husband of 10 years, John; mother, Mrs. Inez Bell of Laural, Miss.; sisters, Ollie Dantzler and Ramona Allen of Laurel, Miss., Mary Conyers and Nell Johnson of Fort Walton Beach; brothers, Eddie Dentzler and Steve Allen of Laurel; nephews, Fernando, Jimmy and Lennard Allen of Laurel; nieces, Cindy Mattila, Cynthia Evens and Valerie Johnson of Fort Walton Beach; a stepson, Mark Barnes of the U.S. Navy; and goddaughter, Tamisha King of Fort Walton Beach. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Gregg Chapel AME Church, 34 S.E. Carson Drive, Fort Walton Beach, with the Rev. Leonard Williams officiating.
Visitation hours are Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Henry S. Kawa
Henry S. Kawa of Niceville, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000.
Henry moved to Niceville from Ogden, Utah, in 1978 and retired from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in 1986.
He is survived by his wife, Teri (Teru); son, Lonlie of Spokane, Wash.; brothers, Ben, of Sunset, Utah, Sam of Santa Maria, Calif., and Frank of Fountain Valley, Calif.; sisters, Rose Niitsuma of Clearfield, Utah, and Bessie Chapman of Sunset, Utah.
A memorial service will be held in Ogden at a later date.
Lawrence K. Sinkey Jr.
Lawrence "Larry" K. Sinkey Jr., age 45, of Mary Esther, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in a local hospital.
He was born in Detroit on Sept. 8, 1955, and had lived in this area for many years.
Survivors include his mother, Pearl Sinkey of Mary Esther; daughters, Nicole Sinkey of Silver City, N.M., and Michelle Sinkey of Michigan; brother, Pat Sinkey and sister-in-law Kim of Michigan; sisters, Debbie Hershman and brother-in-law Steve of California, Diane Michael and brother-in-law Van of Mary Esther, Vickie Reed and brother-in-law Rick of Navarre, Fla., and Kelly Overbaugh and brother-in-law Jay of Navarre; fianc�e, Cheri Richardson of Mary Esther; and many nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Cinco Baptist Church with Pastor Lynn Browning officiating.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.