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FLORIDA - Okaloosa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 28

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Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2008, at 3:15 p.m.

Grover E. Crowder
Senior Master Sgt. Grover E. Crowder, U.S. Air Force retired, age 67, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Crowder was a native of Ripley, Tenn., and settled in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in 1974. He was a retired senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force with over 21 years of service, and a veteran of the Vietnam era. He retired again in 1989 as the assistant fire chief at Hurlburt Field with over 41 years of military and civil service.
Mr. Crowder was Baptist by faith and attended First Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Lela Crowder of Mary Esther; sons and daughter-in-law, David Crowder of Winter Park, Fla., and Darryl and Lisa Crowder of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Deborah Crowder of Tallahassee; sisters, Naomi Halliburtan of Dallas, Mary Carlisle of Memphis, Tenn., Sue Burnham of Ripley, Tenn., and Margaret West of West Monroe, La.; grandchildren, James and Samantha Crowder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at McLaughlin Mortuary with the Rev. Guy Kellum officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 1005 W. College Blvd., Suite B, Niceville, FL 32578.
Mr. Crowder will be taken to Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home, 18020 Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068, for graveside services on Tuesday, March 17, at 1 p.m. in Mount Olive Cemetery in Somerville, with military honors.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.

Samuel C. Bills
On March 10, 1998, the 38th anniversary of his rebirth in the fellowship of the spirit, Samuel C. "Sam" Bills was called to his spiritual afterlife by a kind and loving God.
Born April 5, 1926, to the late Hannah and William Bills of Holt Township, Wisc., Sam's immediate family include his wife, Ruth Fortune Bills, R.D., of Holt, Fla.; stepchildren, Max and Lillian Davis, James and Debbie Barfield of Baker, Fla., and Vaughn and Dana Barfield of Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren, Amanda Davis, Ruth Boyd, Tracy Clifton, Larry Barfield, Daniel Barfield and Max Davis Jr., who preceded his grandfather in death. Mr. Bills also had three great-grandchildren, Blake, Halee and Johnathon.
A friend of "Bill W." Mr. Bills extended family includes literally thousands of brothers and sisters in the fellowship of the spirit, whose lives have been greatly enriched for having known Sam.
Mr. Bills served with honor and distinction in the Army Air Corps in World War II. His decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, American Theater Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation (Japan) Medal.
A loving caregiver for over 30 years as a registered nurse, Sam was a pioneer in the institution of the Impaired Professionals Program in California.
Viewing and family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A eulogy service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13. Burial, with military honors, will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.

James Henry Hughey
Retired Tech. Sgt. James Henry Hughey, age 74, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Wednesday morning, March 11, 1998, at his residence.
He was born in Empire, Ohio, to the late Wilbert and Lena Hughey. Tech. Sgt. Hughey was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and longtime resident of the Fort Walton Beach area, having retired after 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother; and sister. Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Hughey of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Petra Camille Hughey and Lisa Gaye Hughey, both of Fort Walton Beach; brothers-in-law and wives, Mr. and Mrs. Dorman Avery, and Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Avery, all of Alabama; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. O. Fred Liggin officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Dorman Avery, Tommy Avery, Steven Avery, Antonio Brum, William Sink and Shelby Avery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of retired Tech. Sgt. James H. Hughey.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Montgomery Johnson
Montgomery Johnson, age 74, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 10, 1998, in Destin, Fla.
Montgomery was born in Pittsburg, Ky., on July 29, 1923, to George and Maggie Johnson. He had been a resident of this area since 1981. Montgomery was in World War II, where he served under Gen. Patton in the U.S. Army.
Montgomery is survived by his wife, Vernell Johnson of Mary Esther; son, Donnie Lee and wife Sandra Johnson of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 14, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.

Linda Ann Enfield
Linda Ann Enfield, age 50, of Navarre, Fla., died Monday, March 9, 1998, at her home.
She had lived in Navarre for eight years and was employed by Walmart in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Survivors include her sons, Dan Enfield and Dave Enfield, both of Navarre; daughter, Debbie Cucchiara of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; mother, Betty Ann Ault; brother, Richard Ault, both of Clinton, Wisc.; grandmother, Lois Ault; and mother-in-law, Betty Enfield, both of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mark Alan Perrotto
Mark Alan Perrotto, age 37, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Monday, March 9, 1998, in a tragic drowning accident in Santa Clara, Calif.
He was visiting his brother and considering relocating to California at the time of the accident.
Mr. Perrotto was born in San Antonio, Texas, on July 30, 1960, to Nicholas and Gloria Perrotto and had been a resident of Fort Walton Beach since 1964. He was a registered nurse and until recently was employed with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Mark will be missed by his brothers, Savario Perrotto of Austin, Texas, and Nick Perrotto of Cupertino, Calif., as well as his niece, Carrie Perrotto and his nephew, Jonathan Perrotto. He had many friends who will also share in the sadness caused by his premature death.
A memorial for Mark will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. and friends will be encouraged to share their memories of Mark. Interment will be a private ceremony at Beal Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.

Patricia C. Davis
An educator dies. Patricia Craigo Davis, former principal of Patrick Henry Elementary School in Richmond, Va., died Tuesday, March 10, 1998. She was 77 and had lived in Fort Walton Beach since 1996.
A native of Tulsa, Okla., she graduated from Tulsa University and later obtained a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She joined the Richmond public school system in 1968 as an elementary school teacher. Pat's career culminated with her appointment as a principal in the public school system, a position she held until her retirement in 1984.
Upon her relocation to the Fort Walton Beach area, Pat became an active member in Trinity United Methodist Church. Her involvement with her church included her participation in the Disciple Study Group, a yearlong commitment to the study of her faith. She was a member of the Panhellenic Bridge Association and various social and charitable women's groups in the area.
Even though she had lived in the Fort Walton Beach area a short time, her circle of friends has extended over many years. Pat felt particularly blessed with the many people who shared their friendship and fellowship with her and her family.
Pat is survived by her son, Clay W. Davis III of Chicago; and her daughter, Patti Vande Hey of Kansas City, Mo.; and her sister, Bette Nan Charlton of Fort Walton Beach; and her five grandchildren, Kelley Lewis, Clay W. Davis IV, Jill Vande Hey, Katherine Vande Hey and Jamie Vande Hey.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church on Racetrack Road. The family will be receiving friends 20 minutes prior to the service in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, Pat had requested that donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
Little Chapel Funeral Home has been selected to handle the memorial arrangements.

Ozell McNabb
Ozell McNabb, better known as "Hot Shot," passed away March 10, 1998.
"Weep not for I have gone home to a place where I belong; all my prayers have been answered and I don't have any worries.
"When I must leave you for a while, please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years, but start out bravely with a gallant smile.
"And for my sake and in my name, live on and do all things the same. Feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways.
"Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; and never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky."
Ozell McNabb was born on April 9, 1932, to the late Dennis and Mary McNabb. He moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in 1946, where he later joined Beulah First Baptist Church. For the past 10 years he had resided in New Haven, Conn.
He leaves to mourn his memory, wife Ruby McNabb; sons, John, Ozzie, Dennis and Mitchell, all of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Gwendolyn and Detta of Fort Walton Beach, Elaine of Savannah, Ga.; sisters, Glady of Fort Walton Beach, Rebecca, Lucille and Alice of Montgomery, Ala.; brother, Wayne of Montgomery, Ala.; four late brothers, Simon, Solomon, Waymon and William; two late sisters, Mary and Vera. Sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Esther and Alisa McNabb; sons-in-law, Carter Hines and Dennis Terrell; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Willie Lovejoy, Adolf and Lacey.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Greater Peace Baptist Church with the Rev. Clanston Seymour officiating. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Bach Harney
Irene Bach Harney, "Bomo," age 81, of Crestview, Fla., and formerly of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed away March 4, 1998.
Mrs. Harney was the widow of Russell Harney. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Faye Smith of Crestview; son, Russell Morgan Harney of St. Cloud, Fla.; sister, Kate Halsey of Jackson, Ky.; sister-in-law, Clella Bach of Burnside, Ky.; granddaughters, Angela Maria Silvester of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Dawn Harney of Perry, Ga.; grandsons, Bill and Michael Harney, both of Marianna, Fla.; special nephew, Todd Stacy of Loxahatchee, Fla.; and several other nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in West Palm Beach, Fla., on March 20 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow.

Cecilia Campbell
Cecilia Campbell, age 93, of Sandestin, Fla., died Friday, March 13, 1998.
Born Nov. 7, 1904, in Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Campbell retired to Florida in 1968, coming here from Detroit. She was a Catholic by faith.
Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, Colin Campbell, in 1989, and one son, Donald A. Campbell, in 1982.
Survivors include her son, Robert Campbell, and his wife, Yvonne, of Shalimar; sisters, Frances Whitek of Royal Oak, Mich., and Stella Przybilski of Detroit; grandchildren, Colin Campbell, Lawrence Campbell, Robert J. Campbell, Debra Oskandy, Cynthia Stacey and Michele Steiner; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 1998, with a Rosary prayer service recited at 6 p.m. at Little Chapel Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Graveside services and intermenty will follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

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