Jack Michaely, age 80, entered into eternal rest suddenly at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000.
Jack was born in Camden, N.J., on May 15, 1920, the son of the late Raymond and Mabel Rainey Michaely.
Jack served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of major, then went on to work for civil service for 15 years in the personnel department. Jack and his wife Ruth moved to this area and made Fort Walton Beach, Fla., their home since 1975.
Jack worked for the Fort Walton Beach Police Department for 10 years as a volunteer. He was a member of the Reserve Officers' Club at Fort Rucker, Ala., and the Reserve Officers' Club of Fort Walton Beach.
Jack was preceded in death by his son, Jack Michaely, in May 2000. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, at home; daughter, Beth Sylvester and husband Ernie of Fort Walton Beach; sisters, Mickey Reagle of Meeker, Colo., Virginia Morrow and Jane Moffett of Moneta, Va., and Ruth Custer of Levittown, Pa.; grandchildren, Ernest Sylvester Jr., Sandra Smith and Suzzane DeVincent; great-grandchildren, Stacy and Katie Sylvester, Stephen, Jared and Kayleigh Smith, and Sarah DeVincent; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in Jack's memory will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Walton Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church, 119 St. Mary's St., with Chaplain Joel Underwood officiating. Relatives and friends are invited.
Interment will be at a later date in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fort Walton Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund, 119 St. Mary's St., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
Arrangements under the direction of Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach.
Terry A. Jackson
Terry A. Jackson, age 42, a resident of Montgomery, Ala., died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in an automobile accident.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Jackson; children, David, Dusty, Dexter, Tyler, Danielle and Hannah; father, Earl Jackson of Destin; mother, Phyllis Jackson of Destin; brothers, Tim (Merritt) Jackson of Destin, and Tommy (Michelle) Jackson of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Tammy (Jimmy) Henderson of Las Vegas; mother and father-in-law, Darlene and Donald Gilbert of Montgomery, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers will be David Dunlap, Frank Debetis, David Martin, Mark Kornagey, Charles Keye and Danny Evans. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Gilbert and Robert Beck.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at 1 p.m. from Alabama Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Toy Arnett officiating. Burial will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph A. McCarthy
Joseph A. McCarthy, 75, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Joe was born in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 29, 1924, to the late Patrick and Mary McCarthy. Joe served his country for 13 years in the United States Air Force as an aerial photographer. He then went on to work for the Civil Service in the engineering department at Eglin Air Force Base. Joe was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 235, VFW Post 7674 and a charter member of the DAV Chapter 72.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Frances; daughters, Kathleen and husband, Jim Banta, of Ocala, Fla., Eileen and husband, Bert Ritter, of Belleview, Fla.; grandson, Michael J. Christie of Gainesville, Fla.; brother, Charles and wife, Patti McCarthy, of Massachusetts; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Enid Johnson, Bill and Beverly Johnson, Ann and Ronnie Gibson and Eileen Sullivan, all of Massachusetts.
The family will receive friends prior to the funeral services on Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, from 1 to 2 p.m., at McLaughlin Mortuary. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 2 p.m., with the American Legion service followed by spiritual services conducted by the Rev. Kevin Johnson. Burial services will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.
German Paul Murphy
German Paul Murphy, 92, of Pensacola, Fla., died on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at a local hospital.
Mr. Murphy was a member of Olive Baptist Church. He was a former owner of Murphy's Garage. He was a self-taught refrigeration engineer and machinist. As a young man, he helped build U.S. Highway 90. He was a member of the Glendale Masonic Lodge 225 F&AM, a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite member, Pensacola Valley, and a member of the Woodmen of the World society.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Willie V. Murphy; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Ellen and Chuck Goodman, Dorothy Richardson, Willie Mae and Bob Payne and Lois Ann and Doyle Hitchcock; four sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Patricia Murphy, Melvin and Jean Murphy, Paul and Belle Murphy and Roy and Pam Murphy; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Ted Traylor and the Rev. Eugene Steele officiating. Burial will be in Gum Creek Cemetery, Glendale, Fla. Pallbearers will be eight grandsons.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at Faith Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Lorena B. Reynolds, age 89, of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away peacefully at the Magnolia Manor, Andalusia, Ala. on Saturday, September 23, 2000.
Lorena was born in Andalusia, Ala. on Oct. 15, 1910, the daughter of the late O.C. and Verna Lee Dennis Burden. Her family relocated to the Niceville, Fla. Area in 1922. Lorena attended Troy State University and received her B.S. Degree in elementary education. After many years of teaching, she retired from the Okaloosa County School System in 1971.
Lorena was a life member of the First United Methodist Church of Niceville, and a member of the county, state and national Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Kappa Delta Pi and Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Women Educators.
She was preceded in death by her late husband Andrew Jerry Reynolds and two sisters, Donna E. Willingham and Ruth McGriff.
She is survived by one son, Jerry B. Reynolds of Andalusia, Ala.; one daughter, Rebecca R. Caskie of Houston, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Bette Reynolds of Andalusia, Ala.; two nephews Gerald and Francis Spence; and one neice, Betty McGriff Spence.
The family will receive relatives and friends at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
A celebration of life service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Niceville, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Grurel R. Ausley, Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Lille Barnhill Barrow, age 95, of Baker, Fla. passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000. She was a life long resident of Okaloosa County. Mrs. Barrow was a member of Yellow River Baptist Church where she was the pianist and organist for 60 years. She is a retired bus driver for Okaloosa County with 42 years of service.
She was preceded in death by husband Reuben J. Barrow. Surviving are one son, Rudolph Barrow and wife Ada; one granddaughter, Sue Stevens; two grandsons and wives, Sonny Barrow and Mary Evelyn, Mike Barrow and Jeanette; four great grandchildren, one great great grandson; one brother, Herefor Barnhill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Whitehurst Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 at the Yellow River Baptist Church at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Barrow will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Yellow River Baptist Church Cemetery.
Whitehurst Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Masako T. Thomas
Masako T. Thomas passed away Sept. 24, 2000, after a long battle with cancer.
She lived in Mary Esther, Fla., since 1970. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 5, 1928, and worked at the Hurlburt Field marina before quietly retiring to manage her own business, the North Star Trailer Park in Mary Esther.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Thomas; and grandson, Cian Thomas Sinclair.
Donations are being accepted for a memorial brick to be placed at Navarre's park by the bridge. Please send donations to D. Thomas, 564 W. Pine St., Mary Esther, FL 32569.
Vera Taunton Brinson
Vera Taunton Brinson, age 80, born March 8, 1920, in Portland, Fla., died Sept. 24, 2000, at her home in Freeport, Fla.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Faye and James Craig; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Bernice Brinson; grandchildren, Kasey and husband Bennett Moseley; Kenneth and wife Tricia Brinson; Audrey and husband Randy Ross; great-grandchildren, Hillary, Margaret and Patience Moseley, and Drew and Hannah Ross; brothers, Kenneth Taunton and wife Linda, and Dallas Taunton and wife Judy; sisters-in-law, Sarah Brinson, Thelma Brinson, Bertha Wilson, Evelyn Smith, Mavis Sullivan and husband Ned; numerous nieces and nephews; and close and dear friends.
Friends may call at Clary Godwin Freeport Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be conducted at Venters Methodist Church in Choctaw Beach, Fla., at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, with the Revs. Rual Morris and John King officiating. Mrs. Brinson will lie in state one hour prior to the service at Venter Methodist Church. Burial will follow after the service in Hatcher Cemetery in Freeport.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made in Mrs. Brinson's memory to Venter Methodist Church, 479 Live Oak St., Freeport, FL 32439.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Ella Fair Mason
Ella Fair Mason, age 76, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at a local hospital.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a lifelong resident of Crestview.
Ella was preceded in death by her daughter, Jannie Moore; parents, Kit and Aisle Griffith; and sisters, Margie Ulrich and Miriam Gillis. She is survived by her husband, Jack Mason of Crestview; sons, Bill Mason and wife Liz of Crestview, and Steve Mason and wife Mary Lou of Crestview; daughters, Ann Foley of Mossy Head, Fla., and Fay Harper of Pensacola, Fla.; son-in-law, Larry Moore of Baker, Fla.; brothers, Ed Griffith, David Griffith and Rhett Griffith; sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Pensacola, Fla., and Lynn Haas of Crestview; grandchildren, Sharmaine, Kelly, Ken, Christy, Kim, Tammy, Johnny, Tawanna, Bobby, Theresa, Timmy, Brian, Michael, Cheri and Joey; and great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Paige, Dustin, Kayla J., Bryan, Zachary, McKenzie, Kendall, Jason, Courtney, David Ray, Whitney, Jessica, Tiffany, Gary, Terry, Cory, Shannon, Natalie, Chad, Sydnie and Kaylam.
A time of visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Mark English and David Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Hartley, age 36, of Crestview, Fla., passed away at her home on Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.
She was born in Germany but was a resident of Crestview since 1985, moving here from Colorado Springs, Colo.
Survivors include her parents, Robert "Bob" and Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hartley of Laurel Hill, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Lee E. and Rosie Hartley of St. Louis; brother, David W. Hartley of Laurel Hill; maternal grandmother, Thelma Steele of Laurel Hill; aunt, Linda Barrow; uncle, Gene Steele, both of Crestview; nephews, Robert and Michael Beck of Holt, and Jonathan Hartley of St. Louis; nieces, Despina and Christina Hartley of St. Louis; and cousins, Joseph Barrow of Crestview, and Chris Steele and Jamie Steele, both of California.
A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike stokes officiating. Burial will follow in Cotton Cemetery in Escambia Farms, Fla.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to Hospice; or to the North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.