Montez V. Charlton
Montez V. Charlton, age 77, a resident of Destin, Fla., for over 10 years, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in a local hospital.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1924, in Mayfield, Ky.
Monty is survived by her son, Lawrence Daniel Charlton and wife Joyce of Taylor Mills, Ky.; daughter, Susan E. Hutcheson and husband Marshall of Florence, Ky., Patricia Kohrs and David Smith of Florence; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Monty loved her dog "Meg," the beach, and her special friends and neighbors.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 7 p.m. Thursday at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Jones officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Paw Prints Pet Adoption Center, Niceville, Fla.
Arrangements entrusted to McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.
Paula M. Forshee
Paula Margarete Forshee of Homestead, Fla., passed away Jan. 15, 2002.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1916, in Kraljevica, Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea. In her youth she fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a professional ballerina. Following World War II, she met and married her late husband, CWO Austin E. Forshee. After her husband's retirement from the U.S. Air Force they lived in Miami and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Paula enjoyed teaching ballet to children and playing golf and bridge.
She is survived by her son, William H. Forshee; daughter-in-law, Ileana P. Forshee; sister, Mira Lloyd; grandchildren, Austin, Melanie and Justin; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a wake service being conducted at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 7303 S.W. 64th St., on Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Miami Memorial Park.
Donations may be sent in Mrs. Forshee's memory to the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys, 335 S.W. 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33135.
Stanfill Funeral Home, South Dixie Highway, Miami, is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley E. Brown
Shirley E. Brown, age 57, a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, in a local hospital after a brief illness.
She was employed at the Okaloosa County School Board for over 20 years. Shirley's work included Pryor Middle School, and most recently as teacher's assistant at Silver Sands School. She held a special love and devotion in her heart for the Silver Sands students.
Survivors include her husband, Wesley Brown; children, Elizabeth (Allen) Raymond of New Port Richey, Fla., Kenneth (Pamela) Brown of Waterboro, Maine, Lisa (Dana) McGovern of Pensacola, Fla., and Dana Brown of Washington, D.C.; mother, Arlene Wilson of Belchertown, Mass.; sister, Carolyn (Cameron) Bond of Springfield, Mass.; brother, Ralph (Carole) Wilson of Belchertown; and grandchildren, Eric, Vanessa, K.C., Deleah and Jessica.
Funeral services will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Committal services and burial will be in Springfield, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Okaloosa County Special Olympics, 349 Holmes Blvd., N.W., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, in Mrs. Brown's memory.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Lessie Wanda Gatlin
Wanda Gatlin, age 71, of Seagrove Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in a local hospital.
She was born on Aug. 15, 1930, in Kinston, Ala., the daughter of Obie Sion and Willie Lucille Newman Gatlin. She was a graduate of Walton Senior High School's Class of 1948 and a graduate of Alabama College, Montevallo, Ala. After the Korean conflict she joined the American Red Cross Support Services in Korea for a two-year tour of duty, after which she studied at
the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where she received a masters of fine arts in literature
and creative writing.
She taught at Florida State University, Union College Kentucky and Western Kentucky University in Bolling Green, where she distinguished herself and her department as the creator advisor to an award winning art and literary magazine for 33 years.
Survivors include her sister, Patricia M. Maxwell of Freeport; nieces, Kimberly Maxwell, Cynthia Karegeannes and Krista Gatlin; nephew, Steven Richard Gatlin; and sister-in-law, Stella Margaret Gatlin of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Grant Fund, St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 144 circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, in Miss Gatlin's memory.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Magnolia Cemetery with Father Ashmun Brown officiating.
Jerry Evans Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Clifford Eugene Fuller
Clifford Eugene Fuller, age 40, 940 Central Ave., No. 31, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Dec. 29, 2001, at 3:20 a.m. under questionable circumstances in Okaloosa County Jail.
He is survived by a few distant relatives and many mournful friends. He will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Marina Bay Conference Room.
Dr. Alice M. Burgoyne
Dr. Alice Merritt Burgoyne, age 95, of Starkville, Miss., died Jan. 10, 2002, at Delta Nursing Home in Destin, Fla.
She was born in Abbeville, Ala., on Sept. 8, 1906, to John Calvin and Amanda Fleming Merritt. She graduated from Troy Teachers College and attended Auburn University. Dr. Burgoyne taught elementary students in Alabama, Texas and Starkville, Miss., and received a masters and doctorate at Mississippi State University and took classes at Chicago University, Columbus University, New York University, and Oxford University in England. She taught education classes at Mississippi State University. After retiring, she had the honor of having a conference room in Memorial Hall at MSU named for her. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Starkville, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Caleb Bernard Burgoyne; sister, Balma Thompson; and brother, J.C. Merritt. She is survived by her daughters, Alice Ann Burgoyne Williams of Columbus, Miss., and Martha June Burgoyne (Jack) Harper of Niceville, Fla.; son, Caleb (Carolyn) Bernard Burgoyne Jr. of Huntsville, Ala., and Winchester, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert Burgoyne Williams of Salt Lake City, Joseph (Elena) Glenn Burgoyne of Colorado Springs, Colo., Connie (Jeff) Burgoyne Gaskill of Birmingham, Ala., and John (Debra) Bernard Burgoyne of Gurly, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Amanda Alice Burgoyne, Charles Glenn Burgoyne, both of Colorado Springs, and Christian Elizabeth Gaskill, William Joseph Gaskill and Courtney Merritt Gaskill of Birmingham; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home's chapel with Dr. Stephen Dill and the Rev. Ron McDougal officiating. Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Pine Crest Funeral Home in Mobile.
George E. Jacobs
George E. Jacobs died at Crestview Medical Center on Jan. 17, 2002, at the age of 88.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1913, in Glendola, N.J.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marion Jacobs of Crestview, Fla.; children, Robert Jacobs of Crestview, Gary and Thelma Jacobs of Laurel Hill, Fla., Paul Jacobs of Pensacola, Fla., and Bonnie and Paul Murray of Pensacola; as well as 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A retired veteran of World War II, he worked for the government for 18 years and 20 years as a maintenance worker and water plant operator for the borough of Allenhurst, N.J.
A resident of the Crestview area since 1994, he was Methodist by faith.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Chapel in Crestview from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gordon Godfrey Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
William B. McCarthy
William Bartlet "Bart" McCarthy, age 61, of Miramar Beach, Fla., passed away in a Destin, Fla., nursing facility on Jan. 14, 2002.
He was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., on Nov. 23, 1940, and was a teacher in the New York school system before moving to Florida. He was a member of Faith Assembly Christian Church in Miramar Beach.
Mr. McCarthy is survived by a sister, Dorcas Enscoe of Massena, N.Y.; brother, Robert McCarthy of Buffalo, N.Y.; four nieces; one nephew; and his loving church family.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Faith Assembly Christian Church, 306 South Geronimo St., Miramar Beach, with the Rev. Toy Arnett officiating.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack road, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Dora Mamie Stanford
Dora "Mamie" Stanford, age 87, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002.
Mamie served as an Army nurse during World War II. She was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles "Pappy" Stanford of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Beryl Buck of Fort Walton Beach; four grandchildren; one brother; and longtime friends, Arlene and Farley Raulerson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home with the Rev. James G. Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Heritage Gardens in Niceville. Visitation will be on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Forest Heights Church Building Fund, in Mamie's memory.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Green W. Brunson
Green W. Brunson, age 92, of Baker, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002.
Mr. Brunson was born on May 4, 1909, in Brantley, Ala., and lived there all his life. He was retired from the Okaloosa County School Board and was a member of the Hester Holiness Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Vida (Nettie) Brunson of Baker; son, Daniel Junior Brunson of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Lillian Marie Fernandes of Baker; devoted special friend, Curtis Jackson of Milligan; sisters, Annie Pearl Stewart and Carrie Lou Johnson, both of Crestview; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, from Westside Assembly of God with the Revs. T.V. Kolmetz and Ira Decker officiating. Burial will follow in Pyron Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Brunson will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen M. Morse
Helen M. Morse died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in a local hospital.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, and lived in this area since 1964. She was a member of and past Noble Grand of Iolanthe Rebekah Lodge 147 and past district deputy president of Cortland District; past Assembly Marshall of the Rebekah Assembly of the state of New York; past member of the Pacesetters Club of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; founder and member of Okwasa Ostomy Chapter 93, Okaloosa County, Fla.; member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach; and member of Florida Woodworkers Association in Fort Walton Beach.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with a short service being conducted at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Little Chapel Funeral Home. The Rev. John Bonner will officiate. Burial will be in Atwater Cemetery in Homer, N.Y.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Virgil Brown and Edna Sherrow and all the ladies who went to visit Helen at the hospital.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 403 N.W. Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.
Services in Homer will be handled by Donald Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St, Homer, NY 13077.
Local arrangements by Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach.