Madalyn Smith Gray
Madalyn Smith Gray, age 80, 1025 W. 19th St., No. 14A, Panama City, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in a local nursing home.
She retired as a teacher and a dancer.
She was a resident of Bay County, Fla., since 1984, moving there from Dothan, Ala., and was a member of BPOE Does and First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Bush Dunn. Survivors include her husband, Elmer R. Gray of Panama City; sisters, Jean Graves and husband Caswell, and Val Nunes and husband Lucky, all of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; daughters, Tami Browning and husband Jack of Lake Placid, Fla., Delores G. Riley and husband James of Doraville, Ga., Teresa Poppell and husband Buddy of Austell, Ga., and Shannon Crawford of Orlando, Fla.; sons, Tom Smith and wife Bobbi, Kim Smith and wife Kathy, all of Dothan, Ala., and John P. Gray and wife Julie of Hernando, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, Lenora Lynam, Melissa Arnaiz, Laura Smith, Ashley Smith, Samantha Smith, Katie Riley, Michael Riley, John Gray Jr., Richard Gray, Lisa Haas, Ricky Heisner, Robbie Heisner, Jamie Heisner, Beth Heisner and Pam Heisner; seven great-grandchildren; and stepfather, Percy Dunn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Al Rowell officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Wilson Funeral Home, Panama City, is in charge of arrangements.
James E. Benton
James E. Benton, Col. USAF (retired) born in Coffee Springs, Ala. on April 15, 1922, died June 13, 2001 at 10 a.m. quietly in Nancy's arms. He lived in Shalimar. Jim entered the Army Air Corps. on Feb. 8, 1944, and was shipped shortly there after to Europe to join our fighting forces. He served his country in many capacities for thirty years and was most proud of being a fighter pilot. He retired March 31, 1972. He moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1982 where his father and stepmother had lived for many years. Jim loved his country, the Air Force, his family, AA, Golf and Sailing. Jim became a member of AA on Jan. 12, 1983 and was an active member and served the fellowship in many ways for eighteen years. He will be missed by all.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, George Benton and Gladys Quails Benton; his stepmother of many years, Dot Bunn Benton. His first wife, Vivian Grimes Benton, the mother of Jim's four children; his sisters, Peggy Benton Nadashcavich and Elizabeth Benton Cashdollar.
He is survived by his children, Judy Benton Neal and husband, Jack; Nancy Benton Nunn and her husband, Billy; Jim Benton, Jr. and his wife Darlene; and Mar Benton and his wife, Karen. His grandchildren, Stephanie Benton, Jennifer Johnson, Sam Nunn, Dustin Benton and Brooke Benton; his loving wife of ten years, Nancy T. Benton and her children, Brenda Morgan Schaffer and husband, Mark and Scot Morgan and her grandchildren, Michael Morgan and Cayla Morgan.
Graveside services will be at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola on Pensacola Naval Air Station at 11:45 a.m., Monday morning, with a military chaplain officiating and military honors.
Donations to Hospice, to District 14, or floral tributes to their home, or to Little Chapel Funeral Home will be accepted and appreciated. Nancy can be reached at home.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. entrusted with the arrangements.
Christine Margaret Moen
Christine Margaret Moen, age 52, of Destin, Fla., passed away quietly in the morning of Friday, June 15, 2001.
Christine was born in Seattle, Wash. on June 6, 1949. Prior to moving to Destin, Christine resided in Grafton, Ohio.
Christine was an avid traveler. She had been to Norway, Switzerland, France, England, the Caribbean Islands, Alaska and Hawaii. Christine's favorite pastime was flying in her dad's airplane throughout the United States, with Las Vegas as their most frequent destination. Although her travels took her far, her favorite place to be was on the white beaches of Destin, where she loved driving her sports cars, especially her Corvette.
Christine was preceded in death by her mother Barbe, her brother David, and father Alfred Moen.
Christine will be greatly missed by her loving brother Eric and his wife Yvonne of North Ridgeville, Ohio; sister-in-law Edie Moen of Gibsonia, Pa.; her niece Sarah of Gibsonia, Pa.; nephews Jeremy (wife Julie), Nicholas (wife Justine), Shawn and Abe of North Ridgeville, Ohio and Alfred Moen of Gibsonia, Pa. She is also survived by four great nieces and nephews, her aunt Alva Humphries of Seattle, Wash. and many cousins. Flowers are acceptable.
Friends will be received at the McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, Monday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in Fort Walton at the McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
Robert Lester Boyd
Lester Boyd, 84, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away on Friday, June 15, 2001 at a local hospital.
He was born in Hazen, Ark., and graduated from Stuttgart High School. He was an alumni of the University of Arkansas.
Lester was a Navy Veteran and served during World War II.
In 1957, he joined IDS/American Express Financial Advisors in Oklahoma City, Okla. In 1966, he assumed responsibility as Divisional Manager in Jackson, Miss., where he retired in 1971 and then moved to Shalimar. Prior to his retirement he was a community leader and Deacon in the First Baptist Church.
Lester was also a 32 degree mason and member of the shrine club.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathryn; son Lee Boyd and his wife Patricia of Jackson, Miss.; and daughter Cynthia Boyd of Jackson, Miss. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Jane Claire Boyd and Kathryn Caroline Boyd, and one grandson, Stewart Alexander Boyd.
The family will receive friends on Monday, June 18, 2001 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Jerry R. Nelson officiating.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph E. Smith
Joseph E. Smith, age 73, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away in a local hospital on Friday, June 15, 2001.
He was born on February 25, 1928 in Floyd, Taxas. He had been a resident of the local area since 1967, when he moved here as a military family from Okinawa, choosing the area for his retirement home. He was Baptist by faith. He honorably served his country in the U.S.A.F. and later retired. He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam.
After retirement from the military, he worked for Centel and later retired from there in 1988. He was a member of the local metal detecting club. He often assisted the sheriff's office in this capacity. He enjoyed hunting, skeet shooting, and had a real passion for the rodeo. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Survivors include his loving wife Patricia of 48 years. Daughters: Sandy J. Smith of Baker, Fla., Cheryl and husband Greg Jones of Atlanta, Ga. Brother: Haynes Smith of Denton, Texas. Sister: Bessie Dobson also of Denton, Texas. Two grandchildren: Evan Jones and Allison Jones.
The family will receive friends at a visitation on Monday evening, June 18, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Little Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Little Chapel Funeral Home, with Stephen Olivier officiating. Following services, burial will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
Evelyn Beattie Work
Evelyn Beattie Work of Wallkill, N.Y., died peacefully June 16, 2001 at the Montgomery Nursing Home, Montgomery, N.Y. She was 84.
The daughter of Charles A. Beattie and Eulelia Jordon Beattie, she was born April 17, 1917 in Sparta, Ill. Her father ran the local hardware store for over 60 years.
Evelyn graduated from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill., in 1939 with a BA in music and mathematics. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, a member of the Crimson Masque College Choir, and listed in Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities. She taught high school math in Percy and Little York, Ill., until she married Victor Glenn Work in March 1942. Her husband was a cadet pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corp, training at all the air bases in Texas during 1942 and 1943. Her husband was a career Air Force officer and pilot - they moved over 30 times from Texas to Illinois to Colorado to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Alaska to California to New York to Maryland and Florida.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Victor Work and his wife, Mary Work of Wallkill, and Ted James Work and his wife Sandy of Effingham, Ill.; four grandsons, David Work of Boston, Mass., Duncan Work of Old Saybrook, Conn., Nathaniel Work going to college in Rochester, N.Y., and Patrick Work of Carbondale, Ill.; one granddaughter, Shannon Work going to college in Illinois.
She was predeceased by her husband Victor Glenn Work. She was a National Flower Show judge, life long member of the United Presbyterian Church, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
There will be no public visitation. A graveside service will be in Sparta, Ill., at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements under the direction of Thomas Tighe, Millspaugh/Ronk/Tighe Funeral Home, Wallkill, N.Y.
Michael J. Eyman
Michael J. Eyman, age 52, of Crestview, Fla., died Wednesday, June 13, 2001 in a Pensacola hospital after he was injured in an auto accident.
Mr. Eyman was a native of Loganport, Ind., and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his parents, Donald and Ruth Eyman; sister Sandra Cooper and her husband Irving; two brothers David Eyman and wife Alice, Donn Eyman and wife Mary; four nieces Carolyn Denise Stevens, Peggy Marie Kumm, Kaitlyn Owens, Christine Marie Eyman; two nephews David Copper and Brad David Eyman; two great nieces Charie Michael Hynes and Teresa Ann Stevens; and two great nephews Jason Paul Stevens and Jared Owens.
Graveside services will be on Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 10:15 a.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors. Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel, 7794 Navarre Pkwy., Navarre, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Terry Lee Campbell
Terry Lee Campbell of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entered into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, after complications from a heart attack.
Born on April 29, 1956, in Brooksville, Fla., Terry was the daughter of Bette Iley and the late Reno Iley. Survivors include her loving companion, William Clark; daughters, Nia Jones and Dee Dee Watson; son-in-law, Bradford Jones; along with sisters, Rena Wood and Billie Kay Dall (and families).
Due to her love for people, Terry not only devoted her life as a loving mother, but also shared her spirit with her fellow workers and her beloved friends at the Eglin Golf Course.
A memorial service will be held at Eglin Air Force Base East Chapel (Chapel I) on Saturday, Aug. 18. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Please join us
in the remembrance of our beautiful mother, as we will be celebrating and acknowledg-
ing our appreciation for the life of Terry Lee Campbell.
Flower arrangements may be sent to the Eglin Air Force Base East Chapel; or monetary contributions may be made to the "Terry Campbell Benefit Fund" at any Vanguard Bank.
William Earl Davis
William Earl Davis, age 77, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at his home.
William Earl was born on June 13, 1924, in Garden City, Fla., and was a resident of Crestview all his life. He was a retired firefighter with civil service and the former owner of Crestview Spur Station. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Minnie June Davis of Crestview; sons, William Earl (Bill) Davis Jr. of Crestview, Robert Lewis Davis of El Paso, Texas, Jeff Davis of Crestview, and Daniel Lamar Davis of Lake City, Fla.; brothers, James F. Davis and Thomas E. Davis, both of Crestview; sister, Geraldine Jewell of Niceville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with the Revs. Bobby Hunter and Samuel Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in Old Bethel Cemetery.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond C. Richardson
Raymond C. Richardson, age 94, formerly of Pensacola, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in a local nursing facility.
He was born in Summersville, Mo., and retired from civil service at the U.S. Navy facility in Pensacola, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; four brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include his sister-in-law, Mary Richardson of Baker, Fla.; brother, John P. Richardson of Baker; and several nieces and nephews in this area.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Chapel in Crestview on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. until funeral services at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Baker. Pallbearers will be nephews.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Lottie LeBrun Ladner
Lottie LeBrun Ladner, age 69, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001.
Mrs. Ladner was born on June 5, 1932, in Sulphur, La., and moved to Crestview in 1970.
Mrs. Ladner was preceded in death by her mother, Angelina Farguar LeBrun; father, Henry LeBrun; infant daughter, Rose June Ladner; and son, Terry Matt Ladner.
Survivors include his children, Jim and Susan Ladner of Laurel Hill, Fla., Wanda and Larry Brannon of Hartford, Ala., Angie and Elgin Courville of Crestview, Jerry and Eddie Blankenship of Crestview, Timothy Matt Ladner, and Jesse William Ladner; brothers, Louis LeBrun and Roland LeBrun, both of Sulphur; sisters, Ada LeJune, Artie Wyinger, Patsy Carlin, all of Sulphur, and Frances Franklin of Dade City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Garden City Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Skates officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Lottie Ladner.
Brackney Funeral Service in Crestview is in charge of arrangements.
Lynn R. Brack
Lynn Brack of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in a local hospital.
He was born on April 17, 1924, in Tampa, Fla., the son of William D. and Violet Collins Brack. He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Brack loved fishing and was an avid sports fan, participating on the local level when he coached Little League, and was a past board member of DeFuniak Little League. He was a member of First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, where he served as RA director.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Brack; son, Greg Brack and wife Janet; grandsons, Alex and Thomas Brack, all of DeFuniak Springs; mother-in-law, Katie Bell Thorn of the New Harmony community; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins from the Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., area.
Flowers are being accepted, or memorials may be made in Mr. Brack's memory to the building fund of First Baptist Church.
A time of visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Jerry Evans Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at First Baptist Church. Mr. Brack will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Jerry Evans Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
John J. McEnroe
John Joseph McEnroe Jr., age 78, of Mary Esther, Fla., and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home after a short illness.
He was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 5, 1923, to John J. McEnroe Sr. and Alice Egan McEnroe, both from Ireland. John graduated from West Catholic High School in 1941.
He served his country in the Navy and was in the D-Day invasion. He pursued a career in the trucking and transportation business as a sales manager, working for various companies - Willer Transfer and Rigg)ing of Cuyhoga Falls, Ohio, and Brockmann Transportation of Detroit. He was president of the Cincinnati Traffic Club when located there, also president of the Dayton Traffic Club.
Mr. McEnroe was a member of the Elks Club, American Legion and VFW 11367, where he was active in the voice of America, and Essay school contest. He was a life member of the Navy Patrol Craft Association. John was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Mary Esther, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Rae Congleton McEnroe, formerly of New Philadelphia, Ohio; stepdaughters, Tracy (Rusch) of Niceville, Fla., and Katy (Rusch) Day of Bellefontaine, Ohio; stepgrandchildren, Samantha, Mack and B.J. Day; sister, Rosemary and brother-in-law, Jay Knowlan of King of Prussia, Pa., and James McEnroe of Pittsburgh; also a daughter, Desirie, from a former marriage; and many nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania.
John was cremated and his ashes will be buried in the McEnroe family plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Philadelphia. Masses will be held.
David A. Smith
D.A. "Papasan" Smith, age 71, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at his residence in Freeport, Fla.
Mr. Smith was born in Waynesboro, Miss., the son of the late Thomas and Nancy Nicholson Smith. He was a 34-year resident of Freeport and Baptist by faith. He was also a member of AMVETS in Valparaiso, Fla., and a veteran of the Vietnam era with 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Carol N. Smith of Freeport; children, Nancy Lou Hill and husband Keith of Grand Saline, Texas, David Smith and wife Belinda of Freeport, Sherry Carter and husband Richard of Freeport, and Richard Smith and wife Shawn, stationed in England; brother, Argie Smith and wife Marjorie of Waynesboro, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, but there is rejoicing in Heaven because they reeled in a good one! One of the best.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Clary-Godwin Freeport Chapel.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at First Baptist Church of Freeport with the Revs. Gerald Reeves and Joseph Ray officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Hatcher Cemetery.
Mr. Smith's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, Freeport, is in charge of arrangements.
Nick Andrew Milin
Nick Andrew Milin, born in Little Falls, N.Y., on July 23, 1922, died Dec. 4, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Milin of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sister, Anne Ring of Little Falls; and brother, John Milin of New London, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Eglin North Chapel. Interment of remains will be in Barrancas National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.
The family requests no flowers.