Polly "Erma" Miles
Polly Miles slipped quietly out of this earthly life on Monday, March 23, 1998, after a lengthy illness.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1926, in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and had resided in the local area all her life.
Polly was educated at Agnes Scott College to be a teacher. She belonged to numerous civic organizations over the years and enjoyed playing bridge and golf. More recently she had been a real estate broker and condominium manager until her retirement. Because of ill health she had been unable to work but could always be counted on to give wise counsel on the phone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Miles; her sister, Lillian Miles Sharpe; and brother, A. Schubert Miles.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Lynn and Donald Troutman; sisters, Kathleen Leslie of Silver Springs, Md., Josephine Whalen and Persis Owens of Bonifay, Fla.; brothers, P.W. Miles Jr. of DeFuniak Springs, and Jesse M. Miles of Greenwich, Conn.; and also many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Polly will be greatly missed by friends and family who hope she is happy now.
At her request, she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, on Sunday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. with the Revs. Durl Odom and Henry D. Mooney officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064-9984, in memory of Polly Miles.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with services and arrangements.
Michael Joseph Komar
Michael Joseph Komar, age 79, of Shalimar, Fla., died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in a hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
He was born in Farrell, Pa., and attended Farrell schools. In 1936, he joined the U.S. Navy and after four years of service he joined the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Air Force after 25 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mary Komar; wife, Florance Komar; and brothers, Andrew, John and Paul Komar. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted on Friday at 11:45 a.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
Anthony J. Fallo
Anthony J. Fallo, age 83, of Destin, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in a local hospital.
Mr. Fallo was born on Oct. 1, 1914, in Berlin, Conn., to Peter and Mary Fallo Ciccarelli. He moved to this area seven years ago from New Britain, Conn., and was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 12 in New Britain.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Fallo of Destin; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Peter and Karen Fallo of Farmington, Conn.; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and George Davis of Destin; brother, Joseph Follo of Farmington; sister, Jennie Petruzzi of Plainville, Conn.; grandchildren, Peter Anthony Davis, George Davis Sr., Sandra L. Bates and Elissa Fallo; and great-grandchildren, Trey and Michael Davis, and Jessica and Jacob Bates.
A funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted from Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Friday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Morris as celebrant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 307 Beach Drive, Destin, FL 32541.
Mr. Fallo will be taken to Sorbo Funeral Home, 26 Union, New Britain, CN 06051, for additional services and burial.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
Willie Earl Gresham
Willie Earl Gresham, age 59, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died March 23, 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Sylvania Heights First Baptist Church with the Rev. Sloan Gresham Jr. of Anniston, Ala., officiating. Burial will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Gainer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Elizabeth Parker
Mattie Elizabeth Parker, age 82, of Mossy Head, Fla., died early Thursday, March 26, 1998, in a local nursing facility.
Mrs. Parker was a native and lifelong resident of Walton County, Fla. She was very active in the Mossy Head First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her son, Billy Jack Purvis, who died in 1988; and by her sisters, Cordelia Laird, Katie Simmons and Belle Wilkerson.
Survivors include her daughter, Helen Purvis Poole of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; brother, Edward Parker; sister, Pearl Kennedy of Bend, Ore.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in Mossy Head First Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Murray and Robert Lafavre officiating. Burial will follow in Mossy Head Cemetery.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Clarence M. Cooley
Clarence M. Cooley, age 69, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Saturday, March 28, 1998, in a local hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Cooley had resided in Walton County, Fla., since 1970. He was retired after more than 45 years combined service with civil service and as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Mr. Cooley was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Sue Cooley; parents, Claude M. and Pearl Cooley; and sister, Betty Penny.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Donnie Fay Cooley of DeFuniak Springs; daughters, Pam Holley and husband Ben of Crestview, Fla., Lisa Davis and husband Mark of Headland, Ala., and Beth White and husband John, also of Headland; brothers, Paul Dean Cooley and wife Mary Ann, and Allen Cooley; sisters, Viola Anderson and husband Leo, Irene Dailey, Gene Theil, Dorothy Jochem and husband Johnny, Virginia Lewis and husband Clarr, and Judy Fitch; grandchildren, Angie Holley of Tallahassee, Fla., Jessica Brown, Matthew Davis, Cody and Caleb White, all of Headland.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Comander Chapel with the Rev. Danny Taylor and Charles Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Zigler, Norman Young, Jack Evans, Milton Fulwiler, Ray Marks and Ray Burgess.
Comander Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Nicholas George Prechtel
Nicholas George Prechtel, age 90, of Crestview, Fla., died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at North Okaloosa Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mr. Prechtel was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on Dec. 19, 1907, to John and Effie Clare Prechtel and had been a resident of the Northwest Florida area for the past 2 1/2 years. Prior to moving to Florida, he had resided in Terre Haute. He was retired from Vigo Tire Mart and Mace Auto Services.
Mr. Prechtel was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors Include his son and daughter-in-law, John B. and Joann Prechtel of Crestview; sister, Lois Kirchner of Eustiss, Fla.; grandchildren, Capt. John B. Prechtel, Tim and Jada Prechtel, Robert N. Prechtel, Rhonda Pearson and Larry and Paula Prechtel; and seven great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be conducted from Whitehurst Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Further services will be conducted in Terre Haute at the De Baun Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the funeral service will be conducted from the Idaho Street Chapel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview.
Jack Evan Adams II
Jack Evan Adams II, age 44, of Crestview, Fla., passed away on Friday, March 27, 1998, in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.
He was a native of West Virginia but had been a resident of Crestview since 1991, moving to Crestview from Guam. Mr. Adams was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at Eglin Air Force Base,, Fla., with the civil engineering squadron in pest control management. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crestview.
Survivors are wife, Beverly Adams, of Crestview; two daughters, Nicole and Rebecca Adams, both of Crestview; mother and father, Virginia Adams and Jack Adams; two brothers, David Adams and William Adams; and one sister, Laura Adams-Saha.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 1998, from the First Assembly of God Church with the reverends George Skipper and Ron Meade officiating. Burial will follow in the Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery with Whitehurst Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home on today from 7 to 9 p.m. Flowers for the service will be accepted or donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Church in Crestview.
Roger Steven Haigler
Roger Steven Haigler, age 42, of Mary Esther, Fla., died Sunday, March 29, 1998, in local hospital.
He was born in Bennettsville, S.C., on Oct. 9, 1955, and moved to the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area in 1972 from Newport News, Va. Mr. Haigler graduated in the second graduating class from Fort Walton Beach High School in 1973 and later attended Okaloosa-Walton Junior College. Most of his life was spent traveling with his parents as an Air Force family.
Mr. Haigler is the son of Sidney R. and Betty Sue Haigler of Fort Walton Beach and Mary Esther. He is also survived by two aunts, Marilyn Hyatt and husband Bill of Bennettsville, and Margaret Quick and husband Carey of Clio, S.C.; cousins, Joann Reynolds of Darlington, S.C., Natlie Cacho of Navarre, Fla., and Jeff, Scott and Paul Quick, all of Bennettsville.
Funeral services for Mr. Steven Haigler will be conducted on Wednesday, April 1, at 3 p.m. in Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ken Murie officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on today from 5 to 7 p.m.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert A. Fleischman
Robert A. Fleischman, age 49, of Cape Carteret, N.C., died Saturday, March 28, 1998.
Mr. Fleischman was born in Utica, N.Y. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country during the Vietnam era. He had worked for civil service for the past 23 years.
Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Louise Fleischman; son, Paul A. Fleischman of Clearwater, Fla.; daughter, Patricia Couch of Atlanta; brothers, Michael Fleischman, Jack Fleischman and Leon Sutton, all of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sister, Loni Marie Hesse of Panama City, Fla.; grandchildren, Mason W. Couch and Brenden Fleischman; and uncle, Leo Nichols of Laurel Hill, Fla.
A time of visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Little Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. A.E. Tennes officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.