Jimmy Johnson, age 66, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at his home.
He was a longtime resident of Crestview and retired from Vitro after 42 years.
Survivors include his son, Bobby Johnson and wife Mary of Crestview; daughters, Rhonda Henderson and husband Ricky of Crestview, Tammy Foster and husband Bill of Columbus, Ga., and Lou Easterday and husband Monty of Crestview; sister, Elwyn Scott of Tallahassee, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation with the family will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Whitehurst Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
James Alton Parker
James Alton "Al" Parker, age 74, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Nov. 28, 2000, in a local hospital.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1926, in Laurel Hill, Fla., the son of the late John W. and Daisy Belle Parker. He was retired from the construction business, having worked as a carpenter. Mr. Parker was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was Baptist by faith.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Nelson, pastor, Oakland Baptist Church officiating.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Lois R. Parker of Shalimar, Fla.; children, Roger A. Parker and wife Missy of Proctorville, Ohio, Patricia A. Hart and husband Chuck of Japan, Donna M. Stratton of Cahokea, Ill., and Brenda K. Miller of Fort Walton Beach. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Roger A. Parker Jr., Courtney E. Parker, Charles Hart, Timothy A. Parker Stratton, Nissa N. Stratton, Michael Scott Miller, Christopher A. (Chris) Miller, and Wauneka K. Miller; great-grandchildren, Davis Scott Miller, Tristan Scott Cameron and Makayla S. Stratton; and one brother and one sister.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
William H. Lewter
William H. Lewter of Valparaiso, Fla., entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
The son of the late William F. and Henriette Bennin Lewter, he was born in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 1926.
William, a 19-year resident, retired from the U.S. Air Force, serving as an auto mechanic. Mr. Lewter was a man who loved to talk and tinker. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and his church.
Survivors include his wife, Lovena, at home; son, Stanley Lewter of Progue, Idaho; daughter, Roxanne Shimp of Choctaw, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will immediately follow with Brother Ken Burleson officiating.
Burial will take place at Sunnylane Cemetery in Del, Okla., at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Northwest Florida School of Biblical Studies, 57 E. Hanna Circle, Pensacola, FL 32534.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville.
Marilyn McKee, formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., left this earth on Nov. 22, 2000, to be with the Lord.
She was born in Unionville, Mich., on July 9, 1926, to Frederick and Marie Dehmel.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, retired Master Sgt. Rodger McKee.
Mrs. McKee is survived by her children: daughter, Marie and husband Al Kay; daughter, Theresa and husband Glenn Persons; son, William and wife Sharon McKee; and six grandchildren. A sister, Madeline Albee, also survives her, along with nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Marilyn McKee to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
"Remember me with smiles and laughter; if you remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all."
Mark Scott Booth
Mark Scott Booth, a resident of Friendswood, Texas, for eight years, passed away Nov. 28, 2000.
He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on June 18, 1967, the son of Thomas and Judy Welch Booth. Mark was a machine operator with K-Tec Corp. He and his family are members of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife, Yvette Herrera Booth of Friendswood; parents, Judy and Thomas Booth; daughter, Alicia Marie Goudeau, and sons, Joshua Lee Goudeau, Gregory Keith Goudeau, and Hunter Scott Booth, all of Friendswood; sister, Jennifer Lea Ward; and brother, David Thomas Booth.
A memorial service in Mr. Booth's honor will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, with the Rev. Jim Nelson officiating.
John Lowery Grice
John L. Grice, born Oct. 30, 1933, in Seminole Hills, Fla., and a resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., passed away Nov. 28, 2000.
He was raised in Red Bay, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of this area. John was retired after working for the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, Fla. He was also a Korean U.S. Air Force veteran. Mr. Grice was a member of Red Bay Baptist Church; and a former Boy Scout scoutmaster and Explorer adviser.
John is survived by his wife, Mary L. Grice of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; mother, Mary H. Grice of Red Bay; daughter, Connie A. Grice of Middleburg, Fla.; son, Wade D. Grice and daughter-in-law Sandy L. Grice; and three grandchildren, Jason, Tracy and Tonya, all of Wildwood, Mo.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Red Bay Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike McVay and Val Diehl officiating. Burial will follow in Red Bay Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Clary-Godwin Freeport Chapel.
Clary-Godwin Freeport Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Harry Edwin Van Dyke
Harry Edwin Van Dyke, age 64, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Nov. 27, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after an extended illness.
Harry was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of VFW; American Legion; Elks Lodge; and a lifetime member of the DAV.
Harry was born in Salem, Mass., on March 3, 1936, the son of the late Edwin and Kathleen Van Dyke.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Carol Dalton Van Dyke; son, Harry (Skip) Van Dyke Jr. of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Lynne McDonald and Laurie LaMonica Mitchell, both of Fort Walton Beach; grandchildren, Tara Harrison, Cody LaMonica and Jennifer Van Dyke; and sisters, Ruth Teague of San Jose, Calif., and Barbara LaCombe of West Newbury, Mass.
He also leaves behind a constant companion, a red Dachshund, Barron.
A private ceremony and interment of remains will be held at a later date in Peabody, Mass.
Harry will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.
Donations may be made in Harry's honor to the American Lung Association, Suite 2, 4300 Bayou Bend, Pensacola, FL 32503; or to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 101 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
Care entrusted to the National Cremation Society of Fort Walton Beach.