Jeremy Todd Mayfield
Jeremy Todd Mayfield died unexpectedly at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., on Dec. 19, 2000.
He was born in San Angelo, Texas, on Feb. 12, 1962, moving to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in March 1973. He was a 1980 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School, going on to Florida State University.
He will be missed deeply by his mother and stepfather, Phyllis and Albert Turner of Fort Walton Beach; father, James W. and Mary Mayfield of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, J Steve and Patty Mayfield of Greensboro, N.C.; sisters, Carolyn Monaghan of Mary Esther, Fla., Darla J. Neville of Brandon, Fla., and Anne Gibbons of Orlando, Fla.; two stepbrothers; two stepsisters; many nieces and nephews; many aunts and uncles in Texas and California; as well as his former wife and companion for the past 14 years in Boca Raton.
A memorial service will be conducted at First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Todd's favorite charity of Special Olympics; or to the Alzheimer's Group, 207 Hospital Drive N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
James Evans Caswell
James Evans "Ebb" Caswell, age 81, of Freeport, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, in a local hospital.
Mr. Caswell was a retired fuel depot worker with civil service at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a lifelong resident of Freeport, where he was a member of Freeport United Methodist Church and Herman Masonic Lodge F&AM 108 in Freeport.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delia Casell, in 1984; and son, James Edgar Caswell in 1970.
Survivors include his daughter, Cathy Garrett; grandchildren, Jimmy Garrett and wife, Michele and Mandi Garrett; great-grandson, Cody Garrett, all of Freeport; special nephews, Budgie Caswell of Freeport, and Buster Caswell of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at Clary-Godwin Freeport Chapel at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, with the Rev. Louis Taunton officiating. Burial will follow in Hatcher Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Clary-Goodwin Freeport Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Jones, age 78, of Baker, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, in West Florida Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla.
She is survived by her sons, Otis (Shirley) Rialto of California, Alfarri (Joanne) of Baker, and Quintin Jones of Irvington, N.J.; daughters, Eula Jones of Hillside, N.J., and Carolyn Jones of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at McKinnie Funeral Home, 398 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview, Fla.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at McDonald Street Church of Christ, 744 McDonald St., Crestview.
Anise Leonard Phillips
Anise Leonard Phillips, age 87, a longtime resident of Niceville, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, in Twin Cities Hospital.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Andalusia, Ala., but lived most of her early life in Allentown, Fla., prior to moving to Niceville in 1946. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Niceville, where she worked in the nursery for many years.
Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Phillips, who was a Niceville city councilman when he died in 1974.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by a daughter, Margaret Powell and husband Thomas of Niceville; son, William H. Phillips of Navarre, Fla.; grandchildren, Tony Powell and wife Anita, Janet Hughes and husband Robby of Niceville, Rachel Walker and husband Steve of Atlanta, and Sam Phillips and wife Cherie of Nashville, Tenn. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren .
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at First Baptist Church of Niceville with the Rev. George Skipper officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Allentown.
Visitation will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Niceville Building Fund.
Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre, is in charge of arrangements.
Glen A. Moe
Glen A. Moe, age 45, son of Adrian and Joan Moe, passed away Dec. 24, 2000.
Glen is survived by his parents; his daughter, Katie; brother, Blaine; sister, Carla Curtis and husband Paul; sister, Sherrie Rodgers and her children Bobby, Chase, Shane, Cameron and Carly; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Glen was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on March 30, 1955, and had lived in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., since 1969. He graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School in 1973.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Owenby officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time.
The family requests that any bequests be made to Mary Esther United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Jamie Remar passed away Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2000. He was 45 years old.
Jamie had a deep love for Christ, his wife Muriel, his children Alex and Jordan, and his many family members and friends.
His other passions included water skiing with his friends at Woods Ski Club, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, and his friends in the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area. "Look at that water!" was a frequent cry from Jamie early in the morning when water conditions were perfect for skiing, whereupon he would motivate his friends to join him.
He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, and earned a masters degree in business management from the University of Tennessee. He worked as an engineer in the 46th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Chicken Little Division.
In addition to his wife and children, Jamie is survived by his parents, William and Eloise Remar of Cincinnati; sister, Cindy Moody of Springfield, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at First Baptist Church of Niceville with the Revs. Chuck Hartness and Jerry W. Pritchett Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso, Fla.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 4 N.E. Jackson St., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Haleigh Amelia Reed
Haleigh Amelia Reed, age 2, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2000. She is our little angel in Heaven and her spirit is finally free.
Haleigh was born on Sept. 10, 1998, and is survived by her loving parents, Vincent and Kirsten Reed of Niceville, Fla.; her sister, Sarah; and brother, Benjamin; grandparents, James and Amelia Koza of Niceville; grandmother, Dixie Reed of Conroe, Texas; grandfather, Bryant Reed and his wife Patty of LaPorte, Texas; great-grandmother, Lena Bleakley of Shawnee, Okla.; great-aunt and great-uncle, Stephen and Marta Sadowski of Niceville; aunts and uncles, James and Alicia Koza of Spring Hill, Tenn., Victor and Deborah Reed of Killeen, Texas, and Kevin Reed of Shawnee; cousins, Trey and Tawnya Reed of Tuttle, Okla., Jennifer and Jay Jackson of Killeen, and Meagan Koza and Tanner Koza of Spring Hill.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church on White Point Road north of the Mid-Bay Bridge in Niceville.
Haleigh's family is immensely grateful to have had her in our lives for the past 27 months. Her immense courage and perseverance through overwhelming odds were an inspiration to all who came in contact with her. We are thankful that her struggle has finally ended and she has been taken up into the arms of angels, where we hope to someday be rejoined with her.
Haleigh brought many wonderful people into our lives and although there are far too many to name individually, we would like to thank the following people who worked tireless hours to keep Haleigh comfortable: Her primary nurses Veronica Fecundio and Jeff Burton, who spent hundreds of nights rocking Haleigh through her worst episodes; Drs. Robin and Ben Renfroe; her physical therapist, Jennifer Ford, who became one of our dearest friends; the therapists from Pediatric Therapy Center; the staff at Father Walter's Child Care Center, who truly are doing God's work in caring for the most special children; and, of course, all of our family and friends who gave us tremendous support.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Haleigh to: Father Walter's Child Care Center, 2815 Forbes Drive, Montgomery, AL 36110.
Brackney Funeral Home, 480 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Verna Smith Dickson
Verna Smith Dickson, age 85, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Dec. 24, 2000, at Westwood Health Care.
Verna is survived by her husband, Dick Dickson Sr. of Fort Walton Beach; son, Dick Dickson Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
No flowers, please.
Memorial services are pending at a later date at First Baptist Church of Mary Esther, Fla.
Doris Ann Maloy
Doris Ann Maloy, age 58, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Dec. 25, 2000.
Mrs. Maloy was residing at her home in Spring, Texas, with her husband, Homer Taylor.
Mrs. Maloy was born in Lepanto, Ark., on April 19, 1942. She married Charles Glen Maloy Sr. in October 1961 and resided most of their marriage in Niceville, Fla.
Mrs. Maloy was preceded in death by her father, William Miller Franks; stepfather, Austin Martin; brother, Sammie Lee Hayes; and husband, Charles Glen Maloy Sr.
Survivors include her husband, Homer Ray Taylor; mother, Juanita Martin; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Tina Maloy, Doyce and Sheila Maloy, and John and Angela Maloy; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Kirk Williams, and Deb and Dennis Botsford; stepson, Ronnie and wife Susie Taylor and stepson Jeff Taylor. Her 11 grandchildren include Richie, Jason, Tabitha, Chaz, James, Devin, Kayla, Joni, Karissa, Zane and Kaitlin; stepgranddaughter, Kyla Scelzi; and great-grandchild, Bryce Kotz.
Visitation will be at Brackney Funeral Services from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Brackney Funeral Service with the Revs. Charles Sansom and P.J. McClung officiating. Graveside services will follow at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
George P. Fox
George P. Fox, age 82, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Dec. 24, 2000, in Fort Walton Beach.
He was born on June 20, 1918, in Kyle, S.D., to Harvey and Ada Perry Fox, who preceded George in death. Two brothers, Lyle and Oliver, also preceded George in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Doris Gallagher Fox; sons, James and wife Stephanie of Afton, Minn., and Robert of Lincoln, Neb.; and sister, Elnora Miller of Tempe, Ariz.
George was a member of Destin United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 296; AMVETS; and BPOE, all of Destin, Fla.
Donations, in George's name, may be made to Destin United Methodist Church Building Fund; American Legion Post 296 Building Fund; or Hospice of Northwest Florida.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at American Legion Post 296 in Destin.
Care entrusted to the National Cremation Society of Fort Walton Beach.
A.D. Boutwell, age 81, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000.
Mr. Boutwell was born on May 1, 1919, in Enterprise, Ala., and lived in Okaloosa County, Fla., for the past 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran; and a member of Campton Assembly of God.
Mr. Boutwell was preceded in death by a daughter, Pat Mason; and a brother, Leo Boutwell.
Survivors include his son, Vernon Boutwell of Lakeland, Fla.; a nephew and niece he lived with, Bobby and Eloise Boutwell of Crestview, and their children, Donald Ray Boutwell Jr., wife Gwen and their son Cody Ray Boutwell, and Katherine Ann Boutwell; granddaughter, Connie Hays, grandson, Randy Boutwell; daughters, Verline Lloyd of Crestview, and Christine Clark of West Virginia; sisters, Ruby Gilmore of Plant City, Fla., and Doris Gilmore of Naples, Fla.; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Campton Assembly of God with the Rev. John Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Reeder Cemetery.
Mr. Boutwell will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral services.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Harry Lee Duhart
Harry Lee "Dewey" Duhart died Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2000, in his home in Destin, Fla.
He was born in Port Allegany, Pa., on Dec. 26, 1916.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ricky; sisters, Doris Gilmore of Del Ray, Fla., and Clarita Heydrick of Asheville, N.C.; sons, Armat and Dean of St. Louis and their wives and two granddaughters. Mr. Duhart was preceded in death by his mother and father, Harry Lee and Adele Koch Duhart; and brothers, Armat and Roy Duhart.
He attended Purdue University Engineering School before enlisting in the U.S. Army to serve in World War II in the European Theater and the Battle of the Bulge. Afterwards he moved to St. Louis and opened Duhart Packaging-Equipment. His son, Armat, is carrying on that tradition. Also, he was past president of Allied Drug and Chemical Industries of Missouri Inc. in St. Louis.
He and Ricky moved to Destin from St. Louis in 1984 and built a home in Indian Bayou, where they have resided. He loved playing golf with his buddies. Dewey also served on the board of directors of Destin Water Users since 1988, and at the time of his death was vice president.
Dewey's father was a 33rd Mason, and Dewey was a 32nd Mason, and had been awarded his 50-year pin.
At his request, he was cremated and elected not to have a memorial service.
Please, no flowers. If you so desire, contributions may be made to Port Allegany Lodge 505 F&AM, Port Allegany, Pa., or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis.
Dr. Warren Gould
Dr. Warren Gould, a noted Opelika, Ala., plastic surgeon, died in a tragic kayaking accident with his lifelong friend, Mart Dismukes, on Dec. 22, 2000.
Warren was foremost a loving father and devoted husband and son. He had a deep joy for life and a love of adventure.
Warren was born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Nov. 5, 1956. He grew up in Fort Walton Beach and graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School. Warren completed his undergraduate degree from Florida State University in three years. He completed medical school also in three years, graduating first in his class. He was accepted for his residency at one of the most prestigious plastic surgery programs in the country and was a well-respected resident and chief resident. He practiced plastic surgery in South Carolina and had been in private practice in the surgical clinic in Opelika for the past 61/2 years. Dr. Gould is deeply loved and missed by his family and the community.
Warren is survived by his wife, Kelly Gould; daughters, Jessica 17, Rachel 5, and Olivia 6 months. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Gould in Fort Walton Beach; his sisters and their families: Janine Simmons and husband Johnny, children, PJ, Jeremy and Jordan of Opelika, Rebecca Gould and husband Michael Chidister, children, Frank, Natasha, Shea and Gavin of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Martine Huslig and husband Dan, children, Dax and Alaina of San Diego.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jeffcoat Funeral Home in Opelika.
Elizabeth "Sue" Lydon Koechling crossed over at her home on Dec. 26, 2000, in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
She was born in St. Louis "Kerry Patch," Mo.
Sue is survived by her husband, Clement "Clem" Koechling; her two daughters, Suzan (Brendgard) Koechling of Inlet Beach, Fla., and Sherrie Koechling-Andrae and grandson Kristopher Clement Andrae, both of Jefferson City, Mo.; sister, Theresa Garagnani and brother John Lydon and nephew Jack Garagnani, all from St. Louis, and good friend, Darryl Burnett from Jefferson City. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-cousins and many loving friends, including her critters.
She was preceded in death by her two grandsons, Dylan David Brendgard and Kevin Henry Andrae; her parents, Leo Lydon and Elizabeth McCoy Lydon.
Family was by her side as she peacefully made her transition from this world. She is greatly loved and will be sincerely and deeply missed. Prior to moving to Santa Rosa Beach, Sue and her husband Clem resided in Clover Bottom and St. Louis, as well as Clearwater and Miami, Fla. She worked at Stan Musials and Biggie's Restaurant for over 17 years.
Father Roy Marion will conduct a memorial Mass at Resurrection Church in Miramar Beach on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the home in Santa Rosa Beach.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. William Abernathy and staff, Dr. John Koszuto, Dr. Harvey Hsiang, Twin Cities Hospital, Home Health Care Special, and the nurses and staff of Emerald Coast Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her name to Resurrection Church's Building Fund and Emerald Coast Hospice.