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FLORIDA - Okaloosa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 35

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Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2008, at 4:08 p.m.

Dorland Jackson Barnhill
The Rev. Dorland Jackson Barnhill, age 64, of Baker, Fla., died Monday, April 13, 1998, at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, Fla., after a lengthy illness.
The Rev. Barnhill was born in Wing, Ala., on May 7, 1933, to Raymond B. and Emmie Smith Barnhill and had been a lifetime resident of the Northwest Florida area. He was a minister with the Assemblies of God and served his Lord as an evangelist and pastor, serving as pastor in Milligan, Fla., for 17 years. He also served as an assistant Presbyter.
The Rev. Barnhill was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War era. He loved to hunt and enjoyed raising dogs for competition. The Rev. Barnhill was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years of marriage, Opal Barnhill of Baker; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Debbie Barnhill of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and David Freeman of Baker; and grandchildren, Wesley and Brian Barnhill, and Kristen and B.J. Moody.
A time of visitation was conducted at Whitehurst Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of Whitehurst Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Don Price, James Paul and T.V. Kolmetz officiating. Interment will follow in Griffith Cemetery near Baker.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers will be James Boone, Robert Hooks, Ralph McDowell, Eugene Hurley, Elbert Wadford and Kenny Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be clergy members who were friends of the Rev. Barnhill, and the Home Health Care nurses.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview.

Mathew J. Docherty
Mathew J. Docherty, age 67, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, in a local hospital.
He was born in Detroit on Nov. 23, 1930, to Joseph and Elizabeth Docherty. A resident of this area since 1967, he retired from the U.S. Air Force with 30 years of service, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Mr. Docherty was Catholic by faith and a member of American Legion Post 235 in Fort Walton Beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Rosi Docherty on June 7, 1997. Survivors include his sister, Margaret A. Rogers of Mullet Lake, Mich.; brother, James E. Docherty of Westland, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be conducted at St. Mary's Catholic Church Chapel on Thursday, April 16, at 10 a.m. with Father Sean Garrett officiating.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.

Trudie Lynn Parker
Trudie Lynn Scarbrough Parker, age 33, of Crestview, Fla., died Friday evening, April 10, 1998, in an automobile accident.
She was born in Sarasota, Fla., and had been a resident of the Crestview area most of her life.
Survivors include her father; mother, Peggy Craig; sons, Douglas Allen Scarbrough, James Oliver Parker and Jermey Boles; daughter, Lori Mae Parker, all of Crestview; brothers, Jimmy Scarbrough of Crestview, Willie Morris Craig of Hawaii; sisters, Kimberly Ann Scarbrough, Tammy Owens and Hattie Brannon, all of Crestview.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin Chapel.
Graveside services will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Baker, Fla., at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.

Joan Dorena Gray
Mrs. Joan Gray, age 65, of Fort Walton beach died Friday, April 17, 1998, in a local hospital after an extended illness. She was born in New Bedford, Mass., to the late Edward and Martha Pease. Mrs. Gray moved to the Fort Walton Beach area six years ago from Annapolis, Md. She is Roman Catholic by faith and a graduate of the University of Miami in 1953. Mrs. Gray was the president of the Republican Women, Anne Arundel County, Md., and a member of N.E.A., Navy Wives Clubs throughout the USA. Mrs. Gray was a loving partner to her husband for 41 years, 22 years as a supportive Navy wife. She enjoyed needle work, was a great chef, once owning her own restaurant, and very active in Little Theater groups.
Mrs. Gray is survived by her husband, Scott Gray; son, Cdr. Scott Gray, of Kings Bay, Ga.; son, Mark Gray and wife, Deborah, of Shady Side, Md.; daughter, Beth Gray of Annapolis, Md.; brother, Edward Pease, of Rhode Island; brother, John Pease, of Rhode Island; sister, Martha Pease, of California; and sister, Judy Conley, of Florida.
The family of Mrs. Gray will greet friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, April 20, 1998. Mrs. Joan Gray will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery later this week.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32547, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel Bea McClanahan
Mrs. Ethel Bea McClanahan, age 92, of Fort Walton Beach, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, in a local hospital. She was born in Hobbs Island, Ala., to the late Sidney Rourk and Lucy Lee Atchley. Mrs. McClanahan moved to the Fort Walton Beach area two years ago from Murfreesboro, Tenn., where she was a member of the Kingwood Church of Christ.
Mrs. McClanahan is survived by a son, Lee McDonald and wife, Mary, and son, Billy E. McDonald, all of Fort Walton Beach; a sister, Lila Darnell, of Huntsville, Ala.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services for Mrs. McClanahan will be 1 p.m. today, April 20, 1998, in Beal Memorial Cemetery with minister Ross Mitchell officiating.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 32547, is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward A. Molnar
MSgt. Edward A. Molnar, U.S. Air Force retired, age 68, of Mary Esther, Fla., died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. MSgt. Molnar had over 26 years of active duty inlcuding World Warr II and Korea. He was a member of the St. Peters Catholic Chruch in Mary Esther and a member of the local V.F.W. Post. MSgt. Molnar had resided in this area for the past 16 years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda S. Molnar, of Mary Esther; his son, Edward A. Molnar, Jr., of Minnesota; his daughters, Miriam Brown and Elizabeth Chandler, both of Virginia; and several grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, April 20, at the Little Chapel Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at the Little Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Buck Dockery officiating.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.

Alva Louise McLean
Mrs. Alva L. McLean, age 90, of Decatur, Ga., died Thursday, April 16, 1998, in Decatur, Ga., at the Harvest Heights Baptist Home. Mrs. McLean was born in Hancock County, Ga., on July 21, 1907. She was an active member in the Deaf Community and was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard S. McLean. Mrs. McLean was a retired seamstress.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview, Fla.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of the Whitehurst Funeral Home, 436 West James Lee Blvd., Crestview, Fla.

Prentice Marquet Thomas
Prentice Marquet Thomas Sr., 85, passed away peacefully of natural causes in the early morning hours of April 17, 1998, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Mr. Thomas was born on Aug. 19, 1912, in Chilton County, Ala. He was working his way through college when the Depression hit, forcing him to seek work in the textile mills of Columbus, Ga., where he quickly became a supervisor. It was also in Columbus that Mr. Thomas met and wed the woman with whom he would spend mor than 50 happy years of marriage. While working at the mill, he began writing and publishing short stories which he sent to McGraw Hill Publishing Company in New York. Impressed by his writing ability, McGraw Hill hired Mr. Thomas as a junior editor from which he rose to editor-in-chief and publisher. Later, in Greenville, S.C., he held the position of editor for Clark Publishing Company and in the 1960s, established Prent Thomas Textile Consultants, a textile and apparel consulting firm that distributed and sold information on the industry internationally. He remained president of the latter company and the principal author of its publication series until he was 83. In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Thomas was a contributing author of the Encyclopedia Britannica and a founding member of the ATMA Press Workshop, an organization that honored him in 1952.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jimmie L. Thomas. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Chris Mensing, of Wilbraham, Mass.; his son and daughter-in-law, Prentice M. and Jan Thomas, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; his seven grandchildren, Kyle, Marquet, Prentice M., Shannon, Lee, Alan and Christian; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Mr. Thomas was an author, publisher and entreprenuer. He is greatly missed by those he has left behind. Friends and relatives may pay their respects at Striffler Hamby Mortuary from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998. Services will be graveside at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, Ga., at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 1998. Donations may be made to pediatric leukemia research, American Cancer Society, 114 N.W. Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Margaret Constantine Furey
Margaret Constantine Powers Furey went to meet her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 18, 1998, at her home in Radnor, Pa., after a brief illness of acute leukemia.
She was born in West Conshohocken, Pa., in 1905, the daughter of Margaret McFadden Constantine and Benjamin Constantine, and granddaughter of Benjamin Constantine, a Civil War veteran, 119 Infantry, Pa., and an Andersonville prison survivor. Her husband, John F. Powers, preceded her in death in 1942.
Margaret lived life to the fullest. In 1942, the young widow became a guard at the Autocar Co. in Ardmore, Pa. After World War II, she became a nurse, specializing at the Skin and Cancer Hospital in Philadelphia. She retired from nursing at the age of 75.
In 1961 she married Bernard A. Furey, who passed away in 1972. She was very close to his family, especially his five nephews. For the past 14 years Margaret has been living in Florida. She recently returned to be near her family and friends. Her generosity and love for family was overwhelming.
Margaret is survived by her son, John B. Powers of Coleston, Pa., Constance Powers Winoski of Radnor, and Joan Powers Faggioli of Devon, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one niece; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Alice Powers Stuckey of Wayne, Pa., and infant daughters, Margaret and Dorothy. Two sisters who also preceded her in death were Elizabeth Constantine Lentz of Florida, and Martha Constantine Blong of Conshohocken.
Viewing will be at William Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Gertrude's Church, West Conshohocken, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, with the Rev. James Trainer, Margaret's cousin, officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jefferson Hospice Department, Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010; or to the Leukemia Society of America Inc., Eastern Penna Chapter, 2401 Penna Ave., Philadelphia, in her memory.
William A. Moore Funeral Home, Conshohocken, is in charge of arrangements.

William Stokes
Funeral services for William Hubert Stokes, age 68, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1998, in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Wilkes will officiate. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Florence National Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church; or to Hospice of the Pee Dee.
Mr. Stokes died Sunday, April 19. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of Leola Dudley Stokes and the late Eugene Manton Stokes. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and was previously associated with Newsome Plymouth-Chrysler.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Mary Ann Stokes of Destin, Fla.; mother, Leola Dudley Stokes of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Vivian Newsome of Myrtle Beach; granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Stokes, Rachel Denise Stokes and Moriah Stokes Norris; and a great-grandchild.
Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.

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