Bill W. Peebles Sr.
Bill W. Peebles Sr., age 84, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Peebles was born in Newville, Ala., on Nov. 2, 1913, and had been a resident of Okaloosa County since 1953. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1969 after 31 years of active duty, serving in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He also retired from civil service (Hurlburt Field base billeting) in 1984.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peebles of Newville, Ala., and his brother, Carlton Peebles of Tallahassee, Fla.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Louise R. Peebles; sons, Bill W. Peebles Jr. and wife Ann, and Robert W. Peebles; and grandson, Michael D. Peebles. He is also survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ellsworth and Myra Peebles of Newville, Felix and Sallie Peebles of Greenwood, S.C., and Whigham and Helen Peebles of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters, Edna Brannon of Adel, Ga., and Betty Hooks of Okmulgee, Okla.; sister-in-law, Dot Peebles of Tallahassee; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Lockhart Brannon.
Mr. Peebles attended Auburn University. He was an avid reader and a major baseball fan. He was also a Mason. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Howard Gates of First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach and the Rev. Toy Arnett of Faith Assembly Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mr. Peebles' Sunday school class. Active pallbearers will be Gerard Perillo, Edward Perillo, Martin Whitfield, Harry Barr, J.D. Wingard Jr., and Felix Sambogna.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Robert M. Tippins
Robert M. Tippins, age 70, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, April 29, 1998.
Mr. Tippins was born in Birmingham, Ala., and came to Fort Walton Beach in 1973 from San Antonio, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and retired from the U.S. Air Force with over 24 years of service. Mr. Tippins also retired as an attorney with the State of Florida. He was a member of the Air Force Base Aero Club at Eglin Air Force Base; and of Fort Walton Beach Lions Club.
Survivors include his loving wife, Glenda I. Tippins of Fort Walton Beach; son, James Rankins Tippins of Houston; daughters, Sherill Ann Tippins of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Prudence Tippins of Fredricksburg, Va.; sister, Betty Tippins Harrison of Fort Walton Beach; and grandchildren, Vincent Polidoro, Nicholas Alexander Tippins and Dashiell Mecoy.
Private inurnment services will take place at a later date.
For those who wish, donations may be made to a favorite charity of choice in memory of Robert.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
William E. Daimler
William E. "Gene" Daimler, age 60, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 30, 1998, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1937, in Los Angeles. He and his family have lived in the Destin/DeFuniak Springs area since 1972. He had been employed with the Department of Corrections for eight years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Edith Daimler.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Daimler of DeFuniak Springs; sons, Douglas S. Daimler and wife Teresa of Ponce de Leon, Fla., Timothy B. Daimler and wife Sherry of Freeport, Fla., Bill Daimler and wife Camie of Crestview, Fla., and Mark Daimler and wife Connie of Aloha, Ore.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in Clary-Godwin Chapel with Chaplain Kenneth Kelly officiating.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 5, in Girard Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 1005 West College Blvd., Suite B, Niceville, FL 32578.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Willie H. Bankston
Brother Willie H. Bankston Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 25, 1998, at 11 p.m.
He was surrounded by his wife, Ann, and his sister-in-law, Vivian, who came to care for him during his final two months of life.
Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gregg Chapel AME Church, 34 Carson Drive, Fort Walton Beach.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Gregg Chapel AME Church. Presiding Elder Theodore Andrews of Tampa, Fla., and former pastor of Gregg Chapel AME Church will do the eulogy.
He leaves to cherish his memory always, his devoted wife of 36 years, Ann; four loving sons, Paul H. Bankston of Apalachicola, Fla., Willie K. Bankston III and Kenneth B. Bankston of Miami, and Keith B. Bankston of Fort Walton Beach; stepmother, Gladys Bankston of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Carla of Apalachicola; four brothers, Elder Walter (Sarah) Bankston of Lakeland, Fla., Matthew (Torio) Bankston, Bobby (Shirley) Bankston of Bradley, Fla.; Curtis (Maxine) Bankston of Meade, Fla.; four sisters, Edith Trism, Deloris Chambers, Anna Worthy of Dayton, and Mary (Oscar) Freeman of Port St. Joe, Fla.; two aunts, Lorene Collins of Bradley, Fla., and Ida Mae Smith of Cordele, Ga.; three grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and many sorrowing friends.
James U. Daley
James U. Daley, age 52, died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at his home in Destin, Florida. Jim was born in Yonkers, N.Y., to the late Gertrude and Justin. He was president of Warner Cable in Houston before retiring and moving to Destin.
Jim is survived by his loved ones, his wife of 31 years Kathy, his children Kim, J.P., and Erin, his grandsons Coleman and Sloan, and his sisters Diane and Trudy.
Jim has requested he be remembered by donations to a special charity close to his heart, his friends at the: Be An Angel Fund Inc., 5840 San Felipe, Houston, Texas, 77057. All donations will help the special children at the T.H. Roger's School.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.
Rev. Rayford M. Duck
The Rev. Rayford Monroe Duck, age 72, of Crestview, Fla., died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., after a lengthy illness. Rev. Duck was born in Alexander City, Ala., on July 20, 1925, to Archibald Clifton and Ella Mae Litsey Duck and had been a resident of the Northwest Florida area since 1981. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country during World War II. Rev. Duck was a retired Baptist minister, serving his Lord as pastor of churches in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jean H. Duck, of Crestview, Fla.; Two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Lynn and Lynita Kay Duck, of Madison, Ala., and Samuel Rayford Duck, of Opelika, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mancy Jo and Dr. Michael Carroll, of Waynesboro, Ga.; one brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Ethel Blair, of Sylacauga, Ala.; three sisters, Lurleen Coggins, of Lafayette, Ala., Willie Myrl Wadsworth, of Leeds, Ala., and Robbie Mims, of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jenny, Nikki and John Carroll and Brian and Keri Duck; and several nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation was conducted from the Whitehurst Funeral Home on Sunday, May 3, 1998, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from Woodlawn Baptist Church in Crestview, Fla., on Monday, May 4, 1998, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Billy Joy officiating. Rev. Duck will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Alexander City, Ala., on Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at 2 p.m.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home, or for those who so desire, the family suggest contributions be made to the Building Fund of the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Crestview, Fla.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of the Whitehurst Funeral Home, 436 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, Fla.
Dorothy Milton Hunnicutt
Mrs. Jack D. Hunnicutt, 860 Holbrook Circle, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away at home May 1, 1998. Born Dorothy Patricia Milton January 6, 1905, in Palestine, Texas. She was the daughter of John Poy and Dora Ellen Welborn Milton.
She married Jack Dawson Hunnicutt in 1924.
She was a former resident of Tallahassee, from 1947 until 1986. She was a devout Presbyterian. She was a member of May Oak Garden Circle, D.A.R. and other patriotic and community service organizations.
Mrs. Hunnicutt was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Col. Jack Dawson Hunnicutt in 1974. She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Revell of Albany, Ga., and son, John M. Hunnicutt Sr., of Destin, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and interment will be Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. eastern time at Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee. Pastor Samuel Isaac Stokes will conduct the services.
Pallbearers are: Robert H. Revell Jr., Jack Dawson Hunnicutt II, John M. Hunnicutt Jr., Clayton Franklin Shaw, Ted L. Hauser and Frank Steven Barkocy III. Honorary pallbearers are: Robert Perry Revell and William B. Shettle.
Local arrangements have been made made by Little Chapel Mortuary.
Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements in Tallahassee.
Giovanni "John" Prumatico, age 72, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 2, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Prumatico was born in Paterson, N.J., on May 9, 1925, to Ercilo and Cecilia Prumatico. He married Mary Bakay on May 10, 1947, and moved to Fort Walton Beach after serving his country in World War II and the Korean War.
He is survived by Mary and their five children, eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter: John and wife Jane, children Amy and her husband Joe, their daughter Lyndsay, and son John; Cecilia and her husband Michael and daughter Michelle; Joseph and wife Debbie, children Joseph II and Katie; Jeffrey and wife Kathleen, son Alex; Marianne and husband George, children Alan and Stephen; and sister-in-law, Marg Robinson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to PAWS.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone instrumental in making his last days comfortable ones.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach.
Ralph David Marshall
Ralph David Marshall, age 48, passed away Friday, May 1, 1998, in Rockledge, Fla.
Mr. Marshall was born in Bradenton, Fla., and had resided in Palm Bay, Fla. He was Baptist by faith and was preceded in death by his father, Homer Morris Marshall, in 1982.
Survivors include his mother, Montrose Marshall of Fort Walton Beach; wife, Debra Marshall of Palm Harbor; son, Nicholas Marshall; and daughter, Samatha Marshall, both of Palm Bay; brothers, Arron Marshall of Ruskin, Fla., and Joseph Marshall of Williston, Fla.; sisters, Martha Muldoon of Montgomery, Ala., Rebecca Blythe of Niceville, Fla., and Macy Leonard of Williston.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, in McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Liveoak Memorial Park Cemetery in Crestview, Fla.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.
Richard A. Naldrett
Col. Richard A. "Dick" Naldrett, U.S. Air Force retired, age 77, of Shalimar, Fla., died Saturday, May 2, 1998, at his home.
Col. Naldrett was a native of Canada and following many worldwide assignments retired from the Air Force in 1973 after 30 years of active service. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam. After moving to the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area eight years ago, he was a member of the Retired Officers Association; VFW; Emerald Coast Computer Club; and St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he was an Eucharistic minister and lector.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Naldrett of Shalimar; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Julia Naldrett of Houston, and Greg and Dee Naldrett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and John Carpenter of Seabrook Island, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Sean Garrett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
Milton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.