Evan J. Lewis
Evan J. Lewis, age 57, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at his home.
He was from Nahunta, Ga., and moved to Crestview, Fla., in 1973 from Brantley County, Ga. He was a civil service firefighter for 30 years at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Glynco Naval Base in Brunswick, Ga.
He also worked at Wise Equipment for the past six years, and attended Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Evan was preceded in death by his father, Evan Lewis Sr.; and sister, Margie Strickland.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lewis of Crestview; mother, Ethel Lewis of Nahunta; son, Darin Evan Lewis of Crestview; daughters, Cheryl Parker of Crestview, and Karen Morgan of Baker, Fla.; sisters, Doris Fowler and Virginia Raymer, both of Nahunta; and grandchildren, Jessica, Tiffany and Justin Morgan, and Kaylen and Kyle Parker.
A time of visitation with the family will be conducted on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held in Nahunta.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Lenora Wood Blair
Lenora Jane Wood Blair of Crestview, Fla., went to be with our Lord on Oct. 26, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 44.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford O. "Woody" Wood; paternal grandparents, Manford Wood and Ethel Wood English; maternal grandparents, Robert E. and Lula L. Garrett; nephew, Jason E. Hughes; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is survived by her son, Nicholas B. Blair of Crestview; mother, Glenda D. Wood of Crestview; sisters, Wanda and Wayne Lundy of Crestview, Glenda and Kenny Jernigan of Mobile, Ala., Lisa Hughes and Randy Hensley of Borrows, Ind., Joyce E. Wood of Crestview, and Kelly and Greg Bradham of Crestview; six nieces; eight nephews; one great-niece; five great-nephews; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was in the Armed Forces as a SP4 for five years and received a Good Conduct Medal of Honor.
She was a dedicated social worker with the Council on Aging and the Health Department of Crestview for many years, in which she made loyal and devoted friends along her life's journey.
She was a true friend to all and will be greatly missed by all she has touched.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Fathers David Luckett and Harry Tipton officiating.
Green plants are appreciated, or the family requests that a plant, a tree or a bush be set out in Deborah's memory.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Julia McCaskill Garraway
Mrs. Julia McCaskill Garraway, 89, died in Atlanta, Ga., on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Marianna, Fla.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Marianna or the Thornwell Home and School for Children, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325.
Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Teresa K. Lowe
Mrs. Teresa K. Lowe, age 34, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at her home after a brief illness.
Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Henry Singley of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Ed Lowe of Shalimar; sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Ken Jones of Milledgeville, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Carol Singley of Alpharetta, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Buffy Singley of Navarre, Fla.; mother-in-law, Evelyn Lowe of Pensacola, Fla; father-in-law, Glenn Lowe of Auburn, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Michael Jordan of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; nephews, Cody and Hunter Barnhill of Camp Pendleton; and one niece, Joy Jones of Atlanta.
A time of visitation will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Little Chapel Funeral Home and last until 2 p.m.
Funeral services at Little Chapel Funeral Home will commence thereafter at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 29, 2000.
A private final disposition service has been selected by her family.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, has been chosen for arrangements.
Esther Mount, age 80, of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. Esther was born on Feb. 14, 1920, in Crenshaw County, Ala., and was a resident of Valparaiso since 1953.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Mount; a daughter, Betty Guertin; and six brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Mount and Vincent Cappelluzzo of Montgomery, Ala.; son, Terry Mount and Lani Wright of Tampa; son-in-law, Andrew Guertin of Valparaiso; granddaughter, Deidre Beck and her husband, Chet of Springfield, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Jesse Beck of Springfield; brother, Pete Johns of Opp, Ala.; sister, Foye Thompkins of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
Esther was a charter member of the Disabled American Veteran's Auxiliary, which was founded in 1973. She held several local and state positions, including Commander of DAVA 112, Senior Vice Commander, State Executive Committee Woman, Community Service Chairman and District Commander.
Esther had a very special place in her heart for the many children she worked with over the past decade in the nurseries at the First Baptist Church in Niceville and at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. She continued to work with the children up until the time of her death.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 12 to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at the First Baptist Church of Niceville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at the church with the Rev. Gerald B. Reeves officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Lona C. Almond
Lona C. Almond, age 91, of Mobile, Ala., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000.
Lona, formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., retired in 1977 after teaching for over 14 years at Choctawhatchee High School. She received many awards during her teaching career, which include Teacher of the Month, Teacher of the Year, and Star Teacher.
She taught at high schools in Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia. She also taught at the University of Alabama, Memphis State, and Ward Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn.
Lona received her AB degree from Birmingham Southern College and her MA degree from the University of Alabama. She was a member of the National Council of Teacher's of Mathematics, Florida Council of Teacher's of Mathematics, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, which she was president of from 1960-62, the Delta Zeta Social Sorority, and the First United Methodist Church of Fort Walton Beach.
Lona is survived by a cousin, Jean Morris of Butler, Ala., and many friends who will miss her greatly.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at 1 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary with burial to follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Mayhall, Chip Mayhall,Will Mayhall, Joseph Eiland, Jack Morgan and Dr. Larry Morris.
Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Organization.
Arrangements are under the direction of McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
Johnie Earl Aplin
Johnie Earl Aplin, age 71, of Opp, Ala., passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Aplin was a Master Mason of Fidelity Lodge No. 685 in Florala, Ala., and an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
Survivors include his wife, Armeta S. Aplin of Opp; son, Jeffrey Earl Aplin of Opp; daughters, Lisa Lynn Aplin of Auburn, Ala., and Tina Renee Donaldson of Destin, Fla.; grandchildren, Emily Donaldson, Trey Donaldson and Kade D. Aplin; brother, Walter L. Aplin of Ozark, Ala.; and sisters, Margie Evey of Gainesville, Fla., Genette Jackson of Monroeville, Ala., and Betty Sue Hoven of Citronelle, Ala.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2000, at Wyatt Funeral Home in Opp. Burial will follow at Peaceful Acres. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2000, at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice of Andalusia, Ala.
Agnes M. Wilson
Agnes Martha Wilson of Niceville, Fla., went to be with our Lord on Oct. 27, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Agnes was born in Wibaux, Mont., in 1914, and lived in Valentine, Neb., and Denver for many years before moving to this area in 1981.
Until her retirement three years ago, she managed several apartment complexes in Shalimar, Niceville and Valp-araiso, Fla.
She is survived by three sons and their wives, Jim and Kat Bierman of Niceville, Bob and Nancy Bierman of Littleton, Colo., and Allen and Dolly Kough of Palm Bay, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Jason Bierman, Christine Faulk, Matthew Bierman, Michael Bierman, Allen Kough III, Cheryl Micozzi, Mark Kough, Debbie Kough, and Kurt Kough; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.
Eugene M. Barragy
Eugene M. Barragy, age 90, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., passed away on Oct. 28, 2000.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose and Kathrine Barragy; and daughter, Terri Nodine and Joseph Barragy.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Mariane Barragy; daughter, Mary Lou Barragy; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren of California; six stepchildren; 78 stepgrandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
He was a very loving person; he took care of his family. He started in the motion picture business at the age of 14 as an office boy and continued in the motion picture business for 61 years. He served in the military for four years, some of which were filming the war on the front lines. He also toured with Bob Hope on the Christmas tours for many years.
His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial Mass will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church in Santa Rosa Beach at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, with Rev. Monsignor James Flaherty officiating.
Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Rita building fund, Hospice or Multiple Sclerosis.
Lois Horsley East
Lois Horsley East, age 77, of Niceville, Fla., passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her son, James Marvin East; and her five brothers.
She is survived by her husband, James Claude East; daughters, Carol, Betty, Sandi and their families, including six grandchildren, Deanne, Bryan, Amy, Keith, Michael and Robert. She is also survived by a sister, Audrey Sanford of Birmingham, Ala.
Mrs. East was born in Irving, Ky., on Sept. 13, 1923, and lived in Birmingham. She was a member of the Class of '42 at Woodlawn High School. She married James Claude East on June 1, 1944, and recently celebrated 56 years of marriage. They lived in this area since 1983.
Mrs. East was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach and of the Joy Sunday school class. She was a longtime active member of churches in Florida and Alabama.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, with intermenty following in Beal Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Harold Gates and longtime family friend, the Rev. Elbert Chambers of Cullmon, Ala., will officiate.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville.