Edward Peterson Seals
Edward Peterson Seals, age 69, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away in a local hospital on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000.
He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He was of the Catholic faith.
Edward is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley; son, Pete of Mary Esther; granddaughter, Wendy Christine Lund of Virginia Beach; and great-grandchildren, Timmy and Katie Lund, both of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by three brothers, William C. Seals of Pensacola, Fla., Aubry Seals of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and James A. Seals of Huntsville, Ala.; and sisters, Bobbie Jo Seals and Janie Lassitter, both of Pensacola.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Melzar Berry Woodward
Master Sgt. Melzar Berry Woodward ("Mel" of "Woody" to his friends), age 76, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000.
He was the son of the late Weston and Marion Woodward of South Portland, Maine.
He is survived by his wife Rose, of 46 years; son, John and wife, Laura Jean of Dallas, Texas, and John's son, John Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Vincent of Valdosta, Ga.; son, Michael and wife Cheryl, their son, Michael Jr. and stepdaughters, Candice and Stephanie of Altus Air Force Base, Okla.; and James of Crestview; sister, Eugenie Dunton and husband Ralph of Citra, Fla., and Porter, Maine; nephew, Timothy Dunton and wife Donna, and their children, Jacob, Rachel and Olivia of Dixmont, Maine; niece, Patricia Carter and husband Blaine; and their children, Melissa and Jason of Brunswick, Maine.
Mel was born in Machiasport, Maine, on Aug. 24, 1924. His family moved to South Portland, where he graduated from South Portland High School in 1942. He entered his military career of 20 years, retiring in 1964 at Boling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. After working for Air America in Thailand and Taiwan, he and his family settled in Crestview in 1969.
Mel established appliance sales and repair in 1970 and later opened a dealer franchise store bringing Radio Shack to Crestview, which he owned and operated for 16 years. He reopened his vacuum repair for three more years and then retired.
On Wednesday, Nov. 22, there will be a viewing and visitation at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Father John F. Kelly officiating. There will be a luncheon in the church hall immediately following the funeral, for those attending.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church Building Fund; or to the American Diabetes Association, 5514 N. Davis Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32503; or to the American Heart Association, Florida Office, P.O. Box 13615, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3615.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Marcus White Jr.
Graveside services for James Marcus "Mark" White Jr., age 36, of Georgetown, Ga., and formerly of Andalusia, Ala., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Carolina Cemetery near Andalusia. The Rev. Woodrow Plant and Billy Bowles will officiate.
Mr. White died Sunday, Nov. 19, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1964, in Andalusia, the son of James Marcus and Betty Jean Kelly White Sr. of Andalusia. He had lived in the Georgetown area since February 2000, coming from Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Andalusia and was employed with American Buildings in Eufaula.
Survivors, other than his parents, are his wife, Tammy White; sons, Dustin Kindred and Jay Rowe, daughter, Alex Rowe, all of Georgetown; sisters, Vickie White Cowen of Montgomery, Ala., and Jenny Ming of Georgetown; nieces, Jodi Cowen and Blake Ming; nephews, Heath Cowen and Ryne Ming; and his dog, Deliah.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kent Funeral Home in Eufaula.
The family will be accepting flowers and suggested that those in the Andalusia area wishing to send flowers please send them to Carolina Church the day of the funeral.
Martin Edward Ware
Martin Edward Ware, Mutt to his friends, age 27, died in a tragic firearms accident at his home early Sunday morning. Marty was born Jan. 24, 1973, at RAF Lakenheath, England. He is survived by his father, Don E. Ware, a former Okaloosa County commissioner, and his mother, Terry Price Ware, formerly pastor of Unity Church of Christianity, Pensacola, now residing near Birmingham, Ala. Marty's brother Don and sisters Joni Oakes, Jan Servello, and Mary Ann Gwin all of Altoona, Pa.; his grandmother Von Smith of Pell City, Ala.; his aunts Vicky Carl of Atlanta, Cindy Anderson of Birmingham, and Molly Compton of Pell City; his girlfriend, Justina Mellock; and his many, many friends release him on his way into his next adventure in living. An intimate celebration of life for Marty's family and very close friends will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, Nov. 22, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home at 113 N.E. Racetrack Road. Following cremation, Martin's ashes will be scattered according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations in Martin's name to the charitable organization of your choice.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Florida is in charge of arrangements.
Albert Eugene Barley
Albert Eugene Barley, age 75, died Nov. 20, 2000, at his home in Freeport, Fla. He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Roanoke, Va., the son of the late Sidney and Thelma Yost Barley. He was a resident of Freeport for over 65 years. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church in Freeport. He is preceded in death by his wife, Hazel MaryLou Barley.
Survivors include two sons, Russ Barley and Greg Barley and his wife, Lana, of Freeport; daughter, T.J. Chancey of Freeport; brother, Sidney Barley and his wife, Olene, of Freeport; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., with the Rev. Louis Taunton officiating. Burial will follow in Hatcher Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home in DeFuniak Springs.
Flowers are being accepted or donations may be made to the New Life Beginnings Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 1022, Freeport, FL 32439.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frank Arwil Retzlaff
Frank Arwil Retzlaff, age 69, of Shalimar, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000. Frank was born in Seattle, Wash., on Nov. 3, 1931, to Eleanora and William Retzlaff. After graduation from Helena High School in Helena, Mont., he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Frank married his best friend, Dorothy Louise Ross, on July 18, 1953.
During his professional life, Frank was employed in a Sales and Management capacity. Before retiring to DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and eventually Shalimar, Fla., Frank lived and raised his family in Helena, Mont.
Frank was an active Mason in King Solomon Lodge 9 AM&FM Helena, Mont.; Glendale Lodge #225 F&AM DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Helena, Orient of Montana; and a Noble of Algeria Shrine Temple in Helena, Mont. Frank's proudest accomplishment as a Mason was the volunteer time he spent working with various children's organizations. A member of the Board of Governors of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, Wash., Frank also was a member of the transportation committee for the Hadji Temple in Pensacola, Fla.
Frank, a loving and caring father, is survived by his wife, best friend and confidante, Dorothy L. Retzlaff; daughter, Patty Eckman, her husband, Mike, and son, Peyton; daughter, Margaret Norquist, and her husband Ernie; daughter, Barbara Densmore, her husband, Ted, and two sons, David and Will; and son Ross Retzlaff, his wife Daphne, son Benjamin and daughter Madeline. As a grandfather, nothing gave Frank more joy then teaching his grandchildren and attending their activities and events.
A private memorial and Masonic service will be held at the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry, Mont. next summer.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Florida is in charge of arrangements.
Mark Eugene Walker
Mark Eugene Walker, 55, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in a local hospital, with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Ames, Iowa on Aug. 11, 1945. He received his undergraduate and post graduate education at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1970. Following four years of U.S. Air Force service in the Judge Advocate General's office, he chose to continue his legal practice in the Fort Walton Beach community. In addition, he was an Adjunct Professor at Troy State University. His legal career spanned 30 years.
Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Joalyn Walker of Fort Walton Beach; son, Kirk Walker of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Monica Walker of Great Falls, Va.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Walker of Jewell, Iowa; brothers, Mike Walker of San Diego, Calif. and Mick Walker of Jewell, Iowa; sister, Mary Beth Walker also of Jewell, Iowa.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in the McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel with Chaplain Joel Underwood officiating. McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Herbert Gibbs Greene
Herbert Gibbs Greene, 78, of Valparaiso, Fla., died Nov. 17, 2000, at his home. Born in Wing, N.C., on Dec. 14, 1921, to Wallace and Nellie Huskins Greene, who preceded him in death. Herbert is one of seven children.
Herbert served in Pattons 3rd Army during WW II, later transferred to the U.S. Air Force, where he served on the Berlin Air Lift; also served in Korea and Vietnam.
After retirement from the military, he worked for Littion Inc. for 22 years.
Herbert is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nita (Nicky); one son, Gary of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Wendi of Miami, and one sister, Estelle Moss of Michigan.
No local service will be held. His remains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
The National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements.
Harold J. Bolton
Harold J. Bolton, 52, formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Louisiana. He was a senior master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force serving in the Vietnam War and retired with 23 years of service.
Harold is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sandra of Hineston, La.; mother, Virginia Mayberry of Pennsylvania; son, Michael of Shreveport, La.; daughter, Jennifer of Hineston; son, Pete, of Hineston; and three grandchildren, Hannah and Ryleigh Bolton, and Hailey Fields.
He is also survived by his brother, Robert Bolton Sr. of Effort, Pa.; father and mother-in-law, Clarence (Pete) and Nancy Peterson of Fort Walton Beach; brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Jeannie Lokay of Fort Walton Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, of 2 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Friday. Burial will take place on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach is in charge of arrangements.