Eileen Patricia McCall
Mrs. Eileen Patricia McCall, 75, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. passed away at her home on Oct. 25, 1997, after an extended illness.
She was born in Everett, Mass., on Dec. 31, 1921 and moved to this area in 1964 from Bossier City, La. She was a retired secretary and had worked with the U.S. Civil Service and also St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Walton Beach, the Okaloosa Genealogical Society, the League of Women Voters and the Okaloosa-Walton Historical Society.
Mrs. McCall is survived by her husband, Harry W. McCall of Fort Walton Beach; two sisters, Claire Casiano of Albany, N.Y., and Ruth and Paul Anderson Jr., of Albany, Ga.; four nephews, Bruce and Sandra Anderson of Tallahassee, Fla., Paul Anderson III of Albany, Ga., Gregory Anderson of Albany, Ga., and John Anderson of Laguana Beach, Fla.; three nieces, Nancy and David Shear of Charlotte, N.C., Celeste and Joseph McCormick of Albany, Ga. and Laura and Mark Richardson of Dahlone, Ga.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Emerald Coast Funeral Home with Father David T. O'Shea and Father Raymond Mullins officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Anderson, Bruce Anderson, Greg Anderson and Paul Anderson III. Honorary pallbearers will be Brady McCoy and William Walters.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach is in charge of arrangements.
Beulah C. Alford
Beulah C. Alford, age 87, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997.
Mrs. Alford was born in Walton County, Fla., and had resided in Darlington, Fla., during most of her life. She was a member of Jesus Christ Tabernacle Church in Geneva, Ala.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Clayton Alford of DeFuniak Springs; sons, Amon L. and wife Shirley Alford of DeFuniak Springs, Angus W. Alford of Darlington, and Grady W. and wife Claudie Alford of DeFuniak Springs; daughters, Mary Ocletis Spears of Darlington, and Essie Lee and husband Jack Summerlin of Geneva, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Clary-Godwin Chapel with Pastor Leon Jack Summerlin and the Rev. Richard Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Darlington Methodist Church Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
John Kevin Williams
John Kevin Williams, Jr., age 15, of Florala, Ala., formerly of Fort Walton Beach, passed away in Florala on Oct. 24, 1997, as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born in Fort Walton Beach on Oct. 23, 1982, and moved to Florala in April of 1997. He was a student at Paxton School in Paxton, Fla., and a member of the Paxton baseball team.
John is survived by his father and stepmother, John K. and Katherine P. Williams of Fort Walton Beach; one brother, Derrick A. Williams of Florala; maternal grandparents, Jessie and John Leavens of Paxton, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Jack and Theresia Williams of Shalimar, Fla.; stepgrandparents, Melvin and Louraine Latty, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Emerald Coast Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 1997. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997 in the Chapel of Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Graveside services and burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Slowinski, 73, of DeFuniak Springs died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997.
Mrs. Slowinski had resided in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. for the past 22 years.
Mrs. Slowinski was of Catholic faith and a supporter of St. Jude Childrens Hospital. She enjoyed crafts as a hobby.
Mrs. Slowinski is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Slowinski of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; three daughters, Joyce Marino of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Jeanette Childers of DeFuniak Springs, Fla. and Joan Jordan of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; a step-daughter, Judith Hartley of Illinois; a brother, Louis Turner of Carrabelle, Fla.; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Slowinski will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997 at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, 1997.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James E. Rogers
In loving memory of James E. Rogers. "Jimmy," owner of Rogers Professional Tree Service, passed away Oct. 23, 1997, after a brief battle with cancer.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
He was preceded in death by his father, Aubie Edward Rogers, and is survived by his mother, Grace Rogers of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He leaves to cherish four devoted children: daughter, Lisa Anderson and husband Dale, and children, Candace, Courtney and Keith; son, Perry Rogers and significant other, Penny Kelly, and children, Jimmy, Nicholas and Sarah Kaye; daughter, Tina Carlson and husband Danny, and children, Crystal and Tabatha; daughter, Serena Oliver and husband Kenneth, and daughter Cherie.
Other survivors include his sister, Barbara Brown and husband Jerry, children, Tim Brown and wife Amy, and their children, Chris and Ashleigh and grandson, Hunter; Angie Clinkingbeard and husband Roger, and children, Lindsay and Logan; close friend, Ms. Connie Taylor and children, Ellajeanne Lubyck, Henry Taylor III and Constance Susan Phillips.
Jimmy was born in Newton, Ala., on Sept. 4, 1939. The family traveled extensively and finally settled in Fort Walton Beach in 1955, where Jimmy graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1957. After graduation Jimmy served a short tour in the U.S. Army and afterwards returned to Fort Walton Beach.
Jimmy began Rogers Professional Tree Service over 25 years ago. He ran his company as he lived his life -- with honesty, integrity and hard work. Jimmy touched many lives with his kindness, generosity and sense of community. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Moody, his R.N. Marlene, and his entire office staff, as well as Hospice of Northwest Florida, for their caring help through this difficult time.
We would also like to extend a personal thank you to Dr. Andrew Geisen and his wife Virginia for all their loving care and support.
The family would like to express extreme gratitude to First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach and to all the many friends and relatives for all their help and support during this difficult time.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McLaughlin Mortuary.
A service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 25, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Etta Yates, age 81, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997.
Mrs. Yates had resided in Walton County, Fla., since 1947 and was a retired teacher after 31 years of service. She was a member of DeFuniak Chapter 115 OES, as well as a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, Albert Yates of Marianna, Fla.; sisters, Elizabeth Fleming of Geneva, Ala., and Camilla Brantley of Arlington, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Clary-Godwin Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Ellisor officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale Harvell, Dennis Kinsey, Bud Clauss, Mark Bozeman, Fred Mason and Milford Bass.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Methodist Church.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Dilys J. Jones
Dilys J. Jones, age 64, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, while visiting family in Sacramento, Calif.
She was born on June 29, 1932, in Wales, United Kingdom, and had been a resident of this area for the past eight years, moving here from California. She was Episcopalian by faith.
She loved her family and always felt they were the most important thing in the world. She was an avid admirer of "Gone With The Wind" and she was also an angel lover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jones. Survivors include her son, Raymond Jones and wife Jody of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Carol Areno and husband Gary of Las Vegas, Christine Cumming and husband Gordon of Santa Cruz, Calif., Lynda Jones of Fort Walton Beach, and Margaret Jones of Sacramento; sister, Margaret Fowler and husband Cyril; brother, Girvin Duffy and wife Minnie; sister-in-law, June Duffy; grandchildren, John, Lana and Tina Maccinni, Ryan Wigges, Robert Cumming, Jennifer Jones, Kelly Jones, Christopher and Craig Wallis, and Edw. Adam Hardin; and great-grandchild, Christopher Wallis Jr.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at McLaughlin Mortuary. Graveside services will follow the visitation at 11:30 a.m. in Beal Memorial cemetery with the Rev. Ken Murie officiating.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with services and arrangements.
Beatrice Claybrone, age 69, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, in a local hospital. Ms. Claybrone was born on May 28, 1928 in DeKalb, Miss. She moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in the 1950s where she later joined Beulah First Baptist Church.
She leaves 15 children to mourn her: Lillian Benson of Chicago, Ill., Alvin and wife Emonie Claybrone of Saudi Arabia, Katie Duncan of Fort Walton Beach, Evelyn Hairston of Fairfield, Calif., Thomas Claybrone of Marianna, Fla., Ivan and wife Mary Claybrone of Fort Walton Beach, Sherrie Claybrone of Hyannis, Mass., Terri Barnett of Fort Walton Beach, Sandra and husband William Gainey of Fort Walton Beach, Tyrone Claybrone of Gainesville, Fla., Cathy Claybrone of Fort Walton Beach, Jerri Claybrone of Fort Walton Beach, Dale and wife Marvella Claybrone of Chicago, Gale and husband Sherwin Marlin of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, and Twana Claybrone of Fort Walton Beach; 40 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She also leaves two brothers, Milton and wife Willie B. Claybrone of East St. Louis, Ill., and Earl and wife Barbara Kirk of Fort Walton Beach.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Beulah First Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach. Funeral services will held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at 2 p.m. in Beulah First Baptist Church, with pastor S.L. Thigpen officiating. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery. After the burial service food will be served at the church.
Gainer Funeral Home is in charge of burial serv ices.
Henry Frank "Rocky" Romano, age 72, of Mary Esther, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 15, 1925, and had been a resident of this area for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, D. Lorraine Romano of Mary Esther; sons, Monte F. Romano of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Ray Zetterlund of Pine Top, Ariz., Steve Zetterlund of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Russell Zetterlund of Lake Worth, Fla.; daughter, Joy Anne Romano of Fort Walton Beach, Patricia Ciastko of Niceville, Fla., and Janet Garrison of Destin, Fla.; sisters, Violet Eastman, Vera Holland, Fanny Reed, Gloria Power and Mary Stewart; sister-in-law, A. Jeanne Lappin; grandchildren, Joel Zetterlund, Jonathan Ciastko, Steven Savage, Jordan Weeks, Maria Romano, Paul Romano, Scott Romano, Joseph A. Ciastko, Lorraine L. Ciastko, Jordan Zetterlund, Dana Zetterlund, Russell Zetterlund Jr., Eric Zetterlund, Jessica Zetterlund, Jaymi-Leigh Wiggins and James Long; and great-grandchildren, Jared Zetterlund and Joey Ciastko.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 13, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 215 Jonquil Ave., Fort Walton Beach, with the Roy Boykin officiating.
Friends and family are invited to join the family at his daughter's residence, 6 Pahokee Lane, Destin, following the services.
Flowers may be sent to Kingdom Hall between noon and 2 p.m. today, or donations may be made in Mr. Romano's memory to Kingdom Hall.
Ila Evelyn Jones
Mrs. Ila Evelyn Jones, age 89, of the Portland community died Saturday in a Fort Walton Beach hospital. Mrs. Jones was a native and life-long resident of the Portland community, a member of the Portland Methodist Church, and the wife of the late Olen Chester Jones and mother of the late Donald Lee Jones.
Survivors include three sons: Johnnie H. Jones Sr., and wife Evelyn, of Portland; Jimmie C. Jones, and wife Shirley, of Greensboro, Fla.; and C. Wayne Jones, and wife Connie, of Basin Bayou; four daughters, Linnie Wright, and husband Clint, of Portland; Louise Weathers, and husband H.E., of Bruce; Betty Fleming, and husband Joe, of Panama City; and Carol Haynes, and husband Langdon, of Portland. Mrs. Jones is also survived by one brother, Eugene Cuchens of Freeport; and one sister, Lorene Howell of Freeport; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ila Evelyn Jones will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Portland Methodist Church with Bro. Fred Gillis officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatcher cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation two hours prior to the funeral at the Portland Methodist Church.
Send flowers or contributions to Portland Methodist Church or a charity of your choice. Comander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.