John Evans Lindsey
John Evans Lindsey, age 50, of Pell City, Ala., died April 16, 2001.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. in Community Presbyterian Church in Moody, Ala., with burial in Cook Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Lindsey; daughters, Brandi Carothers and Bridgette Lindsey; sons, Danny Sweeney and Christopher Lindsey; mother, Jeannette Lindsey; brothers, Bob and Bill Lindsey Jr.; and grandchildren, Katlin, Nicholas and Elizabeth.
Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Rosalind Nash
Joyce Rosalind Nash, age 80, died April 16, 2001, at Healthmark Regional Medical Center.
For the past 16 years she was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., moving here from West Palm Beach, Fla. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Westside Baptist Church. She enjoyed serving the Lord and playing the piano at Westside Baptist Church.
Mrs. Nash also enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Edward Nash; and a brother, Arnold Hopkins.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence (Lonnie) E. Nash Jr. and wife Carylon S. of DeFuniak Springs, and Kenneth A. Nash and wife Carol A. of Crestview, Fla.; daughters, Sally E. Manchester and husband Stephen T. of Limerick, Maine, and Claire N. Green and husband Bobby of DeFuniak Springs; grandchildren, Christine R. Turner, Angela Ponfrett, Randi D. Griggs, Colleen A. Nash, Kenneth A. Nash Jr., Gary W. Morse Jr. and M. Scott Morse; seven great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous friends.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Westside Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs with the Revs. Larry Quattlebaum and Barney Phillips officiating.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Alfred W. Channing
Alfred W. "Bill" Channing entered into eternal rest on April 16, 2001, at a local nursing home facility.
He is formerly of RD 3, Sugar Grove, Pa. Bill was born on June 5, 1921, to Alfred W. and Viola Maples Channing in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served 121/2 years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean conflict. Before he retired to Florida in 1983, he was associated with Eltronics Inc. in Warren, Pa., and Lear Seigler of Toledo, Ohio, as plant manager manufacturing incandescent and florescent lighting.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dorothy Pape; and infant son, Stephen.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Johnston Channing, who he married on May 11, 1946; sons, Craig of New Castle, Pa., and Terry of Greensboro, Ga.; daughters, Elizabeth Lyons of Greensboro, and Karen Osche of Kersey, Pa.; grandsons, Brian, Christopher and Kevin Channing, and Scott and Randall Osche; granddaughters, Jennifer and Gretchen Lyons, Katherine and Sarah Osche, and Heidi and Nicole Channing; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Brandon Channing; niece, Judith Pape Restuccia; and nephew, Randall Pape.
A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4100 Two Trees Road, Destin, Fla., with the Rev. Michael Hesse officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the building fund at St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Anglican Church, P.O. Drawer 5889, Destin, FL 32540.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.
Harold Weldon Barber
Harold Weldon Barber, age 78, entered into eternal rest at his residence on April 17, 2001, in Niceville, Fla.
He was born in Marietta, Okla., on Sept. 24, 1922, the son of the late James Holland and Lilly Owens Barber.
Harold met and married Addie Law in August of 1943. They shared 58 years together. The Barbers moved to the Niceville area in 1983. They are members of the Choctaw Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Addie, at home; daughters, Brenda Hall of Niceville, and Shirley and husband Don Snyder of Niceville; sister, Ruby Muncy of Marietta; grandson, Kevin Hancock of Herndon, Ky.; and granddaughter, Kristen Hall of Tallahassee, Fla.
The family will have a public visitation for relatives and friends on Thursday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Cupstid officiating. Interment will follow in Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations in memory of Harold be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 110 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.
Lloyd Price Hatcher
A beloved father, grandfather and brother has left behind his cares and gone to join his beloved wife, friends and family members in Heaven.
Lloyd was born June 1914 in Logansport, La., to Henry Franklin Hatcher and Cora Lou Roberts Hatcher. He passed on April 16, 2001, surrounded by family members at home in Shalimar, Fla., after a brief illness. He and his deceased wife, Floye, had maintained a residence in Bossier City, La., for over 37 years prior to their moving to Florida in 1993. Mr. Hatcher attended Shalimar Baptist Church, where he was welcomed and made to feel at home.
He loved people, laughter and fun. He loved sports, was active and had a zest for living fully his whole life. He was the quarterback and lead pitcher while in high school. He went on to become a semi-pro pitcher for the Lion Oilers. He was a champion bowler into his late 60s. He fished and skied until health problems kept him from it. Although the "Great Depression" of the 1930s kept him from completing college he maintained his lifelong love of education and learning.
Lloyd fell in love with his high school sweetheart, the high school women's basketball captain and homecoming court beauty, Floye Maxey. Despite hard times during the Depression, they eloped while he was home on vacation from Louisiana State University. They were wed on Nov. 19, 1935, and the rest of the love story covered over six decades of history.
He and Floye remained sweethearts through good times and bad. They traveled a great deal, living in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas, Great Britain, and briefly in many other states across the United States. They moved to Okaloosa County, Fla., in 1993 in order to be closer to family.
His career spanned over five decades. Mr. Hatcher began his career with Lion Oil Co. in 1932. He always strove to improve his standard of life with loyalty and ethics. He progressed to the positions of pipe superintendent, instrument supervisor, then project foreman for Foster Wheeler, an international oil company. Lloyd helped build the United States first nuclear power plant while working with the Daniels Co. He maintained his union affiliation with Plumber's Local No. 68. He later worked on the nuclear power plant in Dothan, Ala. He left the corporate world to form his own company, The Hatcher Well Service in Bossier City, La., and won the Small Business of the Year award in his first year of business.
He is greatly missed by his entire family. This includes his daughter, Terry Hatcher Miller and son-in-law Bob Miller of Shalimar, Fla.; son, Lyndell Lloyd Hatcher and daughter-in-law Gail Hatcher of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; his grandchildren, Karolyn Berardi and husband Michael Berardi, and Kenneth Machuta of Shalimar, Wendi Hatcher of Apopka, Fla., Tracie Carlson and husband Keith Carlson of Apopka, and Stacie Johnson of DeLand, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Ben Berardi, Richard and Tanner Reed, Felicia Garavuso, Kalynn Handy, Westly Carlson and Michael Clark Hatcher; brother and sister-in-law, Lance and Cora Hatcher of Smackover, Alaska; and sisters, Opal Murray and Betty Jo Grace of Bossier City.
Mere words cannot portray the vitality and passion for his family and friends that Lloyd had. He was a true southern gentleman; always maintaining his ready smile and even temperament. His family grieves and knows we've lost the best friend and advocate we ever had.
The family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association and Hospice of Northwest Florida, in lieu of flowers.
They also ask that those attending the visitation or service refrain from wearing scented products, such as perfume or aftershave, due to the health of family members.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19. A short graveside service will be conducted at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Valparaiso, Fla., prior to interment.
The family asks for and appreciates all prayers in their behalf.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
Charles E. Lewis II
Maj. Charles "Chuck" E. Lewis II, age 36, of Navarre, Fla., passed April 7, 2001, in Vietnam.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel.
Joseph David Moore
Maj. Gen. Joseph David Moore, U.S. Air Force retired, passed away peacefully at his home in Niceville, Fla., on April 17, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ball Moore; their children, David, Robert, Jeffrey and wife Veronica, Elizabeth and husband Lt. Col. William Malec; and five grandchildren, Joseph, Jonathan, Kent, David and Heather. He is also survived by his father, Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Moore, U.S. Air Force retired. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virl Littlejohn Moore.
Gen. Moore was born in Spartanburg, S.C., on Oct. 15, 1934. He attended Louisiana State University before joining the Air Force in 1955 as an aviation cadet. He received his master's degree in international affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1971, and graduated from the National War College in Washington, D.C., the same year.
He served with distinction in the Air Force for over 30 years, with assignments in fighter units in the United States, Europe and Thailand. During the war in Vietnam he flew 135 combat missions as a member of the famous 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, known as the "Wolf Pack." He later was the commander-leader of the Air Force Demonstration Squadron, the famed "Thunderbirds."
He was a rated command pilot with more than 5,900 hours flying fighter aircraft. His military decorations and awards include the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 12 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, and several medals from foreign nations.
Gen. Moore retired with the rank of major general on Oct. 31, 1986.
Memorial services will be held in Chapel No. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., to which relatives and friends are invited. Chaplain Col. Samuel Nelson, U.S. Air Force retired, will officiate. Private interment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in memory of Gen. Moore to the National Office of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, is in charge of arrangements.
Merrill V. Alders Jr.
Merrill V. Alders Jr., age 83, of Destin, Fla., died Sunday, April 15, 2001, in a local nursing home.
He was born in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 11, 1917. He was a veteran of World War II as an aviator in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Alders was a member of Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club and an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lee Alders of Destin; son and daughter-in-law, David and Dianne Alders of Rocklin, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Boyd Rice of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Laverne Alders of Pomona, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Richard Thomas of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., with military honors and a Navy chaplain officiating.
The family requests flowers be omitted and donations made to the Alzheimer's Association; or to Santa Rosa Beach Community Church Building Fund.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with arrangements.
Charles N. Britton Jr.
Charles N. Britton Jr., age 44, passed away quietly in his sleep in the early morning of Friday, April 13, 2001, at his home in Navarre, Fla.
He is survived by his mother, Ursula and husband Jack Persinger of Niceville, Fla.; ; sister, Charlene Perl of Boston; brother, Steve and wife Kelly Britton of Niceville; and several nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by his family and dear friends.
Graveside services will be held at Barrancus National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., on Monday, April 23, at 2 p.m.
Thomas J. Haley
Chaplain Maj. Thomas J. Haley, retired, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on April 17, 2001, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
He was born in Scott, Ark., on July 30, 1924, to Thomas A. and Sarah Haley and was a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., since 1973.
Thomas graduated from Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Ark., in 1949. He graduated from Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1956, with a master of divinity degree. He continued his education, earning a bachelor of arts in middle school education from the University of West Florida in 1981.
Thomas served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He served for four years on the USS Boise, seeing action in 13 major sea battles in both the Pacific and Atlantic theatres.
He was pastor of churches in Concord, Ark., and Brownsville, Ark. Thomas returned to his military profession as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force, serving for 20 years at various locations, including Great Britain and Southeast Asia. After retiring, he served as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Valparaiso, Fla., for five years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, where he taught adult Sunday school for many years. He was a faithful member, serving on various committees through the years.
Chaplain Haley was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary R. Haley; and daughters, Kathy Lynnette and Julie Anna Haley of Fort Walton Beach, and Maureen Haley Steele of Georgetown, Ky. Also surviving are children of his heart, Edd McClain, Kathy Lyons and Shawn Powell. Other survivors include his sister, Zelma Johnson of Coy, Ark.; brother, Hollis Haley of England, Ark.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Graveside service, with full military honors, will be held in Beal Memorial Cemetery on Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. Following at 11 a.m. will be a Celebration of Life service held at First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, officiated by Dr. Howard Gates, Dr. Wesley Yates, and the Revs. Clay Edge, Michael McVay and Jim Anderson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach; or to the American Lung Association.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach.