Ruth C. Baldwin
Ruth C. Baldwin went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2001, after a long illness and complications suffered from a stroke.
She was a brave and courageous fighter until the Lord called her home. Ruth Cora Baldwin was born on March 15, 1925, in Ponce de Leon, Fla., to the late William (Young) and Johnnie Juanita Andrews. Six siblings preceded her in death - three brothers and three sisters. One grandson and one great-grandson also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Baldwin met and married Mr. Willie Baldwin Sr. in November 1957. They spent many glorious years
together until his demise in July 1988.
She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Mrs. Doris L. Stocker-Wilson of Navarre, Fla.; five grandsons, Jeffery B.A. (Brenda) Stocker of Charlotte, N.C., Reginald Shawn (Althea) Stocker of Shalimar, Fla., Steven Olando (Love) Stocker of Augusta, Ga., Timothy K.A. Stocker (Beverly) of Atlanta, and Michael Anthony Stocker of Navarre; one stepdaughter; three stepsons; three daughters-in-law; 19 great-grandchildren; a host of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and other special children whose lives were touched by her. She had many other loving relatives and caring friends.
Mrs. Baldwin retired from Federal civil service after serving 20 years as a Department of the United States Air Force civilian employee. Mrs. Baldwin's Fraternal affiliations - she helped organize Grayson Chapter, Order of Eastern Star Most Worshipful Prince Hall AF&AM in 1965, where she served as Worthy Matron. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho, and Ancient Accepted Daughters of Minerva, Scottish Rite Masons Sister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Church of God in Christ, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., with Minister Walter Ales officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Mrs. Baldwin will lie in state at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Travers Parkinson
Dr. Travers Gage Parkinson, age 63, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., died Oct. 27, 2001, in a local nursing home.
Dr. Parkinson was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Lucy Parkinson. He leaves behind a multitude of friends and loved ones, including many in the animal kingdom.
Dr. Parkinson served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as an astro physicist on the Apollo project. He earned two Ph.D's and worked most of his life as an addictions therapist and adjunct professor with Troy State University. In addition to Dr. Parkinson's many scholastic achievements, he is best known for his love and compassion for his fellow beings. In his capacity as a well-respected and caring therapist at The Friary he touched and affected many lives.
A commemoration of life ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. at The Friary administration Building in Gulf Breeze.
Dr. Parkinson will be cremated. His remains will rest eternally at The Friary.
Everyone will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice.
Ann Pettigrew died Oct. 2, 2001, in Niceville, Fla., after a long illness.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Simon's-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church.
Expressions of sympathy should be made to the Ann Pettigrew Scholarship Fund, Northwest Florida Ballet, P.O. Box 964, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549.
Ethelene C. Wilkerson
Ethelene C. Wilkerson, age 88, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Mrs. Wilkerson was born on Feb. 12, 1913, in Walton County, Fla., where she remained a lifelong resident. She was a member of Glendale Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tiller and Honor Lee Straughn Chesser; brothers, Cecil Chesser and C.T. Chesser; sisters, Allie Infinger and Jewell Whitehead; husband, Keesley Wilkerson; and daughter, Kayleen Wilkerson.
Survivors include her sons, Robert G. "Bob" Wilkerson and wife Lovelle of Leonia, Fla., and Jimmy L. Wilkerson of Glendale, Fla.; daughter, Linda Yates and husband Jack of Glendale; grandchildren, Angie Rathel and husband Mark, Hampton Yates Jr. and wife Angelique, and Jacquelyn Campbell and husband Scott; and great-grandchildren, David Rathel, Steven Rathel, A.J. Yates, Madison Yates, Jacob Campbell and Brook Campbell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Rathel and the Revs. Bill Young and Stacy Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Gum Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkerson's grandsons, great-grandsons and son-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the ARC Group Home, Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jeanette K. Donaldson
Jeanette Kathryn "Bress" Donaldson of Navarre, Fla., joined her Lord Jesus on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, after a long battle with cancer.
Jeanette was born on Oct. 8, 1954, in Manhattan, N.Y. She was a 14-year area resident and a member of Calvary Chapel in Gulf Breeze, Fla. She was a member of the choir and a faithful member of the church. She loved playing her guitar, piano, and harmonica and loved all kinds of music. She also had a great love of animals and the outdoors. She worked at the U.S. Post Office in Gulf Breeze for six years, where she had many friends.
Jeanette was a loving, faithful and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and friend. She touched many lives and will be sadly missed by those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Amelia and Alexander Bress; her maternal grandparents, Virginia and William Beisler; and nephew and godson, M.J. Russell.
She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Dorothy Bress of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; loving husband, Robert C. Donaldson at home; children, Michelle Hadden, Angela Hadden, Jenny Hadden, Sara Hadden, Jacob Hugill and Jerry Lee Gaut; sisters, Irene Renee Petit of Niceville, Fla., and Laura M. Mason of Niceville; brother, Joseph P. Bress of Middletown, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kathern Bray, Leah Bray, Ashlyn Hadden, Nicole Edenfield and Rebecca Edenfield; and one unborn grandson expected in March 2002; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with Pastor Dan Sexton officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.
Doyle C. Brooks
Doyle C. Brooks, age 65, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001.
Mr. Brooks was born on May 28, 1936, in Baker, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of Crestview. He was the sole proprietor of Brooks Auto Paint and Body in Crestview for over 30 years. Mr. Brooks was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and son. Mr. Brooks was also an honorable and hardworking businessman.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Gail K. Brooks, of Crestview; daughters and their husbands, Tracie Lea and Al Berard of Niceville, Fla., and Carla Dawn and Lee Walker of Atlanta; son and his wife, Barry Tyler and Michelle Brooks of Raleigh, N.C.; father and stepmother, James L. and Selma Brooks of Crestview; brother, Lloyd Brooks of Baker; aunt, Rosia Ballard of Baker; and grandchildren, Alexandria Brooks, Lauren Berard, Taylor Brooks and Ryan Mulle'.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with the Rev. Bill White officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Brackney Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Allen J. Ruyle
Allen Jordan "A.J." Ruyle, age 26, of Crestview, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at West Florida Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla.
Allen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Aug. 19, 1975, and was a lifetime resident of the Northwest Florida area. He was a graduate of the 1993 Class of Crestview High School and had attended Okaloosa-Walton Community College. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Libby Ruyle of Crestview; sisters and brother-in-law, Jennifer and J.D. Riggers of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Brittany Murphy of Port LaVaca, Texas; great-grandmother, Mable Dempsey of Williamson, W.Va.; aunt, Doris Hoskins of Jensen Beach, Fla.; a very special friend, Vickie Holland of Naples, Fla.; numerous aunts, uncles
and cousins, and many friends.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Allen Jordan "A.J." Ruyle will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Walton Beach, with the Rev. Dr. William Tyson officiating.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview.
Edward J. Hague
Edward J. Hague, age 62, of Fort Walton Beach passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Edward was born in Holyoke, Mass., the eldest son of Florida Boudreau and Raymond Aloysius Hague on June 16, 1939. He was employed by Canteen Vending Sales for many years, and retired to Florida in 1992.
He is survived by two children, Efrain Edward Hague and Julieann Gralinski, both of Springfield, Mass.; his sisters, Mary Margaret Delaney, of Bowie, Md., Joan B. Hague of Fort Walton Beach; his brothers, John Joseph Hague of Southampton, Mass., David Joseph Hague of Jacksonville, Fla., Paul Joseph Hague of Newbury, N.H., and Peter Francis Hague of Raymond, N.H.; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great grandnieces and nephews.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fort Walton Beach. Celebrant is Father Michael Cherup. Burial will follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to Catholic Charities, 11 S.E. First Street, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 32548 or to Sisters of St. Joseph, in Edward's memory.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 32547 is in charge of arrangements.
Lilyan Hughes, of Destin, passed away at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 after a debilitating illness. She was an avid golfer and sailing enthusiast. She also raised registered full size poodles for 50 years.
She was born in New Brusnwick, N.J. in 1920 to Newton Brokaw Smith and Anita Howell Smith at Middlesex Hospital. Lilyan worked for TWA Airlines before marriage
She resided in the Destin Area for the last 20 years. Her husband of 54 years, Lisle Hughes preceded her in death. Her nephew, Newton H. Smith, of Melbourne Beach, Fla. is her surviving relative.
After cremation, her ashes will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico per her direction.
Montrose Marshall Giddens
Montrose Marshall Giddens passed peacefully from this world to join her God in eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001. She was born April 25, 1915 and spent the majority of her life here in Florida. Montrose was very active in her church and was a life long member of the Church of God. She was generous to a fault, hardworking, and dedicated to her family. She touched the spirit of many people and although she will be greatly missed, her family will always remember the energy and enthusiasm with which she led her life.
The father of her children, the Reverend H.M. Marshall, and her son Ralph David Marshall preceded Montrose in death. Survivors include her children, Martha Muldoon, Rebecca Blythe, Annette Udelhofen, James Aaron Marshall, Joseph Marshall, and Macy Leonard. Montrose was also blessed with sixteen grandchildren, a multitude of great grandchildren, and even quite a few great great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McLaughlin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday evening, Nov. 24, at the McLaughlin Funeral Home in Niceville on John Sims Parkway. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. the next day on Sunday at the Church of God in Niceville on Palm Boulevard. The Reverend Buck Dockery and Pastor Lee Browning will be officiating with the burial to follow at Live Oak Cemetery in Crestview.
Douglas T. Hall
Douglas T. Hall, 69 years old, passed away peacefully in his sleep at a local hospital in Fort Walton Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001. He was born in Opp, Ala., a devoted son to the late Bob and Lucy Hall. Doug, a retired Senior Master Sergeant and a veteran of two wars in his 23 years of military service in the Air Force will be honored with a 21 gun salute military funeral.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Dorothy L. Hall of Mary Esther and six children, daughter, Beverly Jones of Opp, Ala., son, Dudley Hall of Calhoun, Ga., son, Michael Hall and wife Beth of Shalimar, son Kenneth Hall and wife Jill of Carrollton, Texas, son, David Hall of Fort Walton Beach, daughter, Michele Delong and husband Gary of Venus, Texas; five stepchildren, Danny King and wife Dawn of Ryan, Okla., Jeanette Blake of Fort Walton Beach, Jerome Scooler of Shalimar, Matt Marsteller and wife Sherri of Fort Walton Beach, Mark Marsteller of Pensacola; sister, Bobbie Lou Hutcheson of Evergreen, Ala.; brother, Hinton Hall and wife Bobbie of Opp, Ala.; 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Wyatt Funeral Home, 1018 Florala Highway, Opp, Ala. 35467 followed by Graveside services at Peaceful Acres with Pastor Leon Adams officiating.
Sharon S. Russell Christian
Sharon S. Russell Christian, age 34, entered into Paradise in the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ, on the 22nd of November 2001. She was surrounded by her husband, grandmother, and beloved friends, Linda Babiak and Ray Angerman. Sharon was born on Aug. 15, 1967 in Fort Walton Beach, grew up here and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1985. She worked as a real estate agent and property manager for C21 Coastal Realty for almost 10 years. Sharon met and married Paul Christian at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Shalimar. After Paul's discharge from the USAF, they lived in Minnesota, Virginia, and Montana. She returned to Fort Walton Beach in May to assist her grandmother. On July 19, she had a seizure, at which time they discovered four melanoma brain lesions. She lived out her final days as she wished with her devoted husband always at her side. They took trips to visit family in Minnesota and friends in Virginia, and they traveled to the Bahamas and cruised to the Western Carribean.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Covenant Hospice for all the care and support during Sharon's last days, with special thanks to nurse Susan, social worker Heather, and J.D. from Gulf Coast Medical.
Sharon was preceded in death by her father Phillip Wayne Russell. She is survived by her loving husband of nine and a half years, Paul, and her devoted grandmother, Annie Mae Russell of Fort Walton Beach.
A memorial service celebrating Sharon's life will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Meigs Drive, Shalimar, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, with a reception to follow. Those wishing to attend the intermenty are invited to South Ebenezer Cemetery in Laurel Hill. Donations in Sharon's honor may be made to Covenant Hospice, 101 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Rd. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Roy James "Boomer" Gibbs
Roy James "Boomer" Gibbs, age 33, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 at his home.
Boomer was born March 28, 1968 on Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. As an Air Force brat, he lived in many places throughout his life, including the Philippine Islands; San Antonio, Texas; Charleston, S.C.; and the panhandle of Florida in Panama City Beach and Fort Walton Beach. Employment included Hardee's, Chan's, Po-Folks and Albertsons. Boomer was an avid custom car and truck fan and belonged to the PMI Car Club. He was also a C.B. radio enthusiast and enjoyed internet communication.
Boomer was the loving father of two children, Stephan M. Gibbs and Eva V. Gibbs, to whom he was deeply devoted. Other survivors include his parents, Stephan R. and Rosita Gibbs; his brother, George Edward Gibbs; a niece, Beverly A. Gibbs, all of Fort Walton Beach; mother and father-in-law Charles and Sandra McMahan; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy Lea Gibbs, in 1999.
A wake service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home, officiated by Father Michael Cherup.
Interment will be at a later date.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Rd. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is directing.
Eli Allen Wilson, age 6, of Niceville, passed away Thursday Nov. 22, 2001 in Orlando as the result of an automobile accident. Eli was a first-grade student at Edge Elementary School in Niceville and attended the Choctaw Beach Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Katie Wilson of Niceville; brother Dylan Pruess of Niceville; his maternal grandparents, Kathy and Rex Wilson of Niceville; his maternal great grandmother, Albertine Walters of DeFuniak Springs; his uncles, Leslie Wilson of Choctaw Beach, Marshall Wilson of DeFuniak Springs, and Comer Wilson and wife Louise of Rockhill; his aunt Ada Dahdah and husband Joe of Choctaw Beach; his cousins, Buford Wilson, Tyler Wilson, Tina Wilson and fiance Brian Currington, Ivan Currington, Ian Currington, and Joshua Dahdah; and numerous friends and loved ones.
The family will receive friends at the Clary-Godwin Freeport Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Clary-Godwin Freeport Chapel on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David King officiating. Burial will follow in Hatcher Cemetery in Freeport. Floral contributions are accepted.
Clary-Godwin Freeport Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph D. Lloyd, Jr.
Joseph D. Lloyd, Jr., age 65, of Mary Esther, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2001, in Fort Walton Beach.
Joseph retired from the U.S. Air Force after 211/2 years of service to his country, including the Vietnam War. He was a letter carrier for 13 years in North Little Rock, Ark. He worked with the Boy Scouts in Arkansas and was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. Joseph moved to Mary Esther in November 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Christine Lloyd, of Mary Esther; sons, Joseph Daniel Lloyd and wife Maria of Mary Esther, James Douglas Lloyd and wife Patia of Texarkana, Ark.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Lorane Matthews of Charlotte, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Daniel Lloyd, Sr. and Edna Groth Lloyd, and a son, John David Lloyd.
Graveside funeral services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, with Pastor Robert Moritz officiating.
There will be a visitation on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Covenant Hospice, 101 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578, in Joseph's memory.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Rd. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn G. Wambach
Kathryn G. Wambach, Ph.D., was given to us on June 19, 1951, by Bettye and Gus Wambach of Evansville, Ind. This Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, Kate left this world but remains with us through the many people whose lives she enriched.
Those most recently touched were the students, staff, and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, where she dedicated her service as Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program. Since joining the UT faculty in 1992, Kate received many accolades for her dedication in preparing students as social work professionals and was regarded by her peers as a "teacher extraordinaire." Among the many awards she received, most recently Kate was honored with the William David Blunk Memorial Professorship for 2001-2002, a University-wide award for teaching excellence.
Kate began her academic career when she received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Purdue University, attending on both scholastic and athletic scholarships. Later she earned her master's and doctoral degrees in social work from Florida State University, where she also began her formal teaching and research career.
Kate will be remembered for her influential roles in leadership, advocacy, empirical research, and as a catalyst in the area of mental health services. Among her many legacies, she served on the board of AIDS services of Austin and championed all women's rights.
She is survived by her life partner and soulmate, Janet Boes; her brother Kris and wife, Valerie (Destin, Fla.); brothers Kurt and Jon; and mother, Bettye (Evansville, Ind.); beloved dog, Jasper, and Siamese cats, Jordan and Eli Boesbach.
In her final hours, her Tallahassee family, Pam, Katie, Mike, David, Jan and Janet, held her close both in their arms and in their hearts.
Friends will be received at her home, 1470 Highland Drive, Tallahassee, Fla., from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001.
Her St. Augustine family will meet for a slide show screening of Katie's life. Contact Marty or Stacie for time and place.
In addition, a celebration of Kate's life will be held on Dec. 7, 2001, at the School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin. Contact Jennifer Luna-Idunate at 512-471-5457 for more information.
Contributions may be made to the Dr. Kathryn G. Wambach Excellence Fund established at the School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin in recognition and honor of her outstanding professional and social work career. Send donations to: Dr. Kathryn G. Wambach Excellence Fund, c/o Dean Barbara White, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712.
Through all her ventures, Kate touched many lives in many ways. She taught us many lessons, life lessons to make the world if we can learn to utilize them.
Kate was diligent in her teaching, now it is our time to go forward and her turn to rest. Sleep well Kate; may God bless.
Leanor Pearl Watson
Leanor Pearl Watson passed peacefully from this life into the hands of her Lord on Nov. 23, 2001, at the Crestview Nursing and Convalescent Center. Born in 1919, she was a native of Atmore, Ala., and resided in Crestview, Fla., for the past 10 years. She was a devoted wife and mother of five children. Leanor Pearl was foremost a devout Christian lady who believed in the power of prayer. She attended Auburn Assembly of God while living in Crestview and was a wonderful cook, happiest when cooking and preparing for family and friends. She loved flowers and gardening and could make anything grow and flourish. Leanor Pearl was a kind, loving lady who always put others before herself. She will always be remembered for her Christian example.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Calvin and Maude York; her husband, Bobby Watson; her son, Gaylon Watson; two sisters and one brother.
She is survived by two sisters, Bess Driskell of Mobile, Ala., and Cinderella Sinclair of Mobile, Ala.; and one brother, Calvin Max York of Baker, Fla.
Children: Madeline Black-mon of Crestview, Fla.; Brady Watson and wife, Sarah, of Atlanta, Ga.; Annalet Fogle and husband, Larry, of Goldsboro, N.C.; Pam Watson, surviving wife of Gaylon Watson of Brewton, Ala.; Troy Watson and wife, Sheila, of Crestview, Fla.; Michael York and wife, Karen, of Kentucky; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Visitation will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Auburn Assembly of God. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Auburn Assembly of God. Interment will be at Live Oak Memorial Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home is in charge of services. The Rev. Alvin Nabors and the Rev. Donald McCallum will be officiating. McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home is entrusted with the services.