Nickelous E. Pope
Nickelous E. Pope, age 65, of Shalimar, Fla., died Saturday, April 18, 1998, in Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Mr. Pope was born in Fitzgerald, Ga., on Nov. 17, 1932, then moved to the local area in 1977. Mr. Pope faithfully served five years in the U.S. Navy and 23 years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired with the rank of senior master sergeant in June 1980. After his retirement from the Air Force he then became a civil service employee at the Military Personnel Flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
He is survived by Palma, his wife of 37 years; sons, Charles Richard and David Gerald; granddaughter, Ashley Ann; two brothers; two sisters; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial services will be held in Chapel No. 1, Eglin Air Force Base, at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Virginia B. Davy
Virginia B. Davy of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Friday, April 17, 1998, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Davy had worked many years ago as a clerk typist in various locations, but her first love was her Great God, Jehovah, and she leaves behind her art work that reflected Jehovah's loving creation.
Survivors include her loving husband, Carl W. Davy; they were approaching their 42nd anniversary; a daughter, Judy C. Cornelius of Fort Walton Beach; four grandchildren, Richard K. Cornelius and his wife Susan of Jemison, Ala., Jeffrey L. Cornelius of Jemison, Michael K. Cornelius of Navarre, Fla., and Keren E. Friday and her husband David of Tampa, Fla.; two great-
grandchildren, Kara Lindsey Cornelius and Leah Kathryn Cornelius of Jemison. "Mommy Ginny" was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother and great-
grandmother and is greatly missed.
Her friends and family look forward to the resurrection when she will return in good health and fulfillment of all of Jehovah's soon-to-be-realized promises, including but not limited to:
"With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: 'Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."'
Graveside services will be held in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday, April 24, at 11 a.m. with Thomas H. Goldsmith officiating.
A memorial talk will be given by O. Kenneth Rodgers at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 216 N.W. Jonquil Ave., Fort Walton Beach, on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m.
Those choosing may make a contribution to the worldwide preaching work of Jehovah's Witnesses at the local Kingdom Hall.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is handling arrangements.
Rev. W.E. George
The Rev. W.E. "Bill" George, age 79, of Bonifay, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 20, 1998, in Dothan, Ala., after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be conducted at Salem Free Will Baptist Church in Alford, Fla., at 3 p.m. today, April 22. Officiating will be the Revs. John Y. Chance and Donnie Hussey. Burial will be in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Holmes County, Fla. Active pallbearers will be nephews, and honorary pallbearers will be area ministers.
Born June 9, 1918, to William Hampton and Sallie Tyler George, a lifelong resident of Washington County, Fla., the Rev. George was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a staff sergeant in Europe during the Normandy Invasion. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal for exemplary behavior and efficiency.
He was ordained a Free Will Baptist Minister in 1955, serving several different churches in Northwest Florida and South Alabama. He retired from Salem Free Will Baptist Church on Sept. 19, 1995, after pastoring there for 24 years. He served as trustee and board member for the Free Will Baptist Children's Home in Eldridge, Ala., for 30 years. He received the "Pioneer Preacher" Award at Bethany Bible College in Dothan, Ala., on June 6, 1991. He conducted numerous revivals throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama, and officiated over 1,000 funerals during his 43 years as a minister.
The Rev. George was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Woodrow George. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Corene Brock George; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Tommie Johnson of Dothan, Rhonda and Wayne Andrews of Dothan, Frankie Henslee of Destin, Fla., and Penny and Chuck Dockery of Lynn Haven, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Horne of Burke, Va., Jeffrey Johnson of Dothan, and Brock and Georgia Dockery of Lynn Haven; extended family, Andy Andrews, Andie Lee Stokes and Keely Stokes of Dothan; brothers, Bob George of Bonifay, Fla., Millard George of Panama City, Fla., and Buford George of Panama City; and sister, Nell Arledge of Panama City.
Floral tributes will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Free Will Baptist Children's Home or the National Free Will Baptist Mission Board. Contributions may be sent to Salem Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 68, Alford, FL 32420.
Peel Funeral Home, Bonifay, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert R. Arsenault
Chief Master Sgt. Robert R. Arsenault, U.S. Air Force retired, age 68, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, April 20, 1998, in a local hospital.
Bob was born in Litchburgh, Mass. He then relocated to Santa Ana, Calif. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. Bob, Tina his wife, and Tom his son moved to the local area in 1965. After more than 33 years in worldwide assignments, Bob retired in 1982.
He is survived by Tina, his wife of 47 years; and one son, Tom; a stepbrother, Arthur, of China Lake, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bridgeway Center.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24, at McLaughlin Mortuary.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave. S.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Beulah W. Davis
Beulah W. Davis, age 77, of Navarre, Fla., passed away April 20, 1998.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Jacquelyn Jean Clevenger
Jacquelyn Jean Clevenger, age 63, died Monday, April 20, 1998.
Born on Nov. 8, 1934, in Kokomo, Ind., Mrs. Clevenger had lived in the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area for the past 12 years. She was Methodist by faith. Mrs. Clevenger was a member of the Okaloosa Women's Bowling Association; and VFW Women's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, George C. Clevenger; son, Brett Charles Clevenger; daughter, Sandra Jean Rushing; brothers, Fredrick Huston, Harry Huston Jr., and Richard Huston; sister, Betty Westerman; and grandchildren, Kimberly Lynn Barr and David Ruselle Barr II.
A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 24, at Little Chapel Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services and interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla., with Chaplain Wuerffel officiating.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Peggy Ann Crawford
Peggy Ann Crawford, age 59, of Crestview, Fla., died Tuesday evening, April 21, 1998, at North Okaloosa Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Crawford was born in Aberdeen, Miss., on April 26, 1938, to Quint and Eardale Sims Stevens and had been a resident of the Northwest Florida area since 1957. Mrs. Crawford was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Crestview and a homemaker. She was a dedicated and devoted Christian wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her father, Quint Stevens of Aberdeen; husband, Herbert L. Crawford Sr.; son, Herbert L. Crawford Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Mike Miller, all of Crestview; sister, Sue McGhee of Kentucky; grandchildren, Gregory Lyvon and Kimberly Dawn Miller; and great-granddaughter, Paige Marie Miller.
A time of visitation will be conducted from Whitehurst Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of Whitehurst Funeral Home on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond Williams officiating. Interment will follow in New Bethany Cemetery in Baker, Fla.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview.
A.J. Morrison Sr.
A.J. Morrison Sr., age 69, of Freeport, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 21, 1998, in a local hospital.
Mr. Morrison was a lifelong resident of the Niceville, Fla., area and a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed with Cheramie Boat Transportation Co. for 22 years as a boat captain.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mercedes Morrison of Freeport; sons, Bruce Morrison of Niceville, Fla., A.J. Morrison Jr. of Galax, Va., Terry Sons of Freeport, Mark Givens and Danny Givens of Morgan City, La.; daughters, Darlene Morrison, Nanetta Aucoin, both of Freeport, Susan Perdue of New Iberia, La., Marlene Mary Haynes of Morgan City, and Carlis Anne Givens of Cameron, La.; sisters, Annie Autrey of Daleville, Ala., Rosalie Hamilton of Bluewater Bay, Fla., and Minnie Steel of Niceville; brother, Cecil Morrison of Kyle, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, April 24, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark A. Givens officiating. Interment will follow in Sweeney Cemetery in Niceville.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Charles Alfred Deer
Charles Alfred Deer, age 78, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, April 21, 1998, in a local hospital.
Mr. Deer was born on June 4, 1919, in Indianapolis to the late Frank and Ethel Deer. He moved to the Fort Walton Beach area in 1972 from Heath, Ohio. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach; Masonic Lodge 764 F&AM in Fairborn, Ohio; VFW Post 7674; American Legion Post 0235; Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Deer was a Naval veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict; and a retired civil service employee with 30 years of service.
Mr. Deer is survived by his wife, Doris M. Deer of Fort Walton Beach; son, David C. Deer and wife Marianne of Wynnewood, Pa.; daughter, Diane K. Deer of Pensacola, Fla.; and grandchildren, E. Russell Wheeler of Gainesville, Fla., Nicholas Deer of San Diego, Leighton Deer and Adam Deer, both of Wynnewood, Pa.
Funeral services will be conducted at First United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach at 3 p.m. with the Revs. Jim Ross and Lamar Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with Masonic services. The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund; and to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Mr. Charles Alfred Deer.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Puterbaugh, age 74, passed away at his home in Mobile, Ala., on April 16, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Berryville, Ark., on Sept. 30, 1923, and lived in Lancaster, Calif., from 1936 until 1990. He then moved to Crestview, Fla., and resided there until 1997. He was a dedicated member of the Elks Lodge 2624 in Crestview.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, May Puterbaugh; son, Richard Puterbaugh; daughters, Donna Hinesley and Jackie Woodard; loving son-in-law, James Woodard; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Inez Hanson; and brother, Gene Puterbaugh.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
"He is the wind beneath our wings."
A memorial service will be conducted at the Elks Lodge 2624 in Crestview on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Pine Crest Funeral Home, 1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy., Mobile.