The family of Raymond Bunker and his dear friend, Iris Whatley, would like his friends to know that he passed away peacefully at Malcolm Place, Ontario, Canada, on May 12, 1998.
Michael C. Pearce
Michael Christopher Pearce, age 32, died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in San Francisco.
He was a 1984 graduate of Choctawhatchee High School.
Survivors include his father, William Martin Pearce; sister, Marcia Pearce of Gainesville, Fla.; and brother, Matthew Pearce of Pensacola, Fla.
Dolphas Austin of Baker, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., hospital.
He was born in Troy, Ala., and moved to Baker in 1932, where he lived most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Broxson; brother, Melvin Austin; sisters, Ouida Beck and Dean Holloway, all of Baker; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Paul and James Copeland officiating. Burial will follow in Pyron Chapel Cemetery.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Robbie Davis Smith
Mrs. Robbie Davis Smith, age 81, of 1020 Ethlyn Road, Parker, Fla., died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as a result of an automobile accident.
She had been a resident of this area since 1945, coming here from Dothan, Ala., and worked in food services at Parker Elementary School. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Rebekah's Friendship Chapter 25 in Parker.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith "Judy" Davis and husband Richard of Shalimar, Fla.; grandchildren, Linda Diane Jackson and husband Gregory Scott of Bossier City, La., and Russell Edward Davis of Shalimar; great-grandchild, Diana Jackson of Bossier City; sisters, Jennie Whitaker of Dothan, JoAnn Rowland of Dothan, and Betty Jacobson of Seattle.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, at First Baptist Church of Parker with the Rev. John Watts officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Panama City, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Gary Wayne Bradner
Chief Master Sgt. Gary Wayne Bradner, U.S. Air Force retired, age 53, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on May 12, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Pocahontas, Va., on Jan. 20, 1945, and moved to the area in 1984. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1986 with over 20 years of service to his country. While serving in the U.S. Air Force he served in Turkey, Korea, England, Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Indiana. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters. Mr. Bradner was with Orlando Technology for 10 years, and was a member of the Gator Lakes Golf Association.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Renae Bradner; brother, Jack Bradner; and his mother, Lena Bradner. He is survived by his wife, Franchesca Bradner of Mary Esther; sons, Eric Bradner of Lakeland, Fla., and Greg Bradner of Hollywood, Calif.; father, Pete Bradner of Pocahontas; mother-in-law, Tena Pozo of Bluefield, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jenny Bradner; and their sons, Pete and Ray, all of Pennsylvania.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Hospice Chaplain Frank Dole officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Asked to serve as pallbearers are Eric Bradner, Greg Bradner, Scott Nicholson, Bill Pearce, Bill Kiefer and Andrew Demyan.
To all of his golfing buddies at Gator Lakes, Nick, Cecil, Bill, Gary, Andy, Clyde and all the others, he enjoyed every hole. A hole-in-one to all.
Gary will be missed by his second families: Nick and Jo Nicholson, Scott, Michelle and Suzy Nicholson, Debbie and Andrew Demyan, Sandy and Don Thompson, Bill and Wanda Pierce, and Sharon and Stu Stanaland.
G.W. was a wonderful father, husband, son-in-law and friend. His spirit and winning smile will be missed by all of us every day. We love you.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 N.E. Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Alan Braswell
Robert Alan Braswell, age 16, of Freeport, Fla., died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1981, in Geneva, Ala. He was a lifelong resident of Walton County, Fla.
Survivors include his father, Alan Braswell of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; mother, Sharon Morris and husband Mark of Freeport; paternal grandparents, Zettie McDonald of DeFuniak Springs, and Marion Braswell of Marquand, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Grover and Pearlie Mae Kever of DeFuniak Springs; paternal great-grandparents, Fern Melroy of DeFuniak Springs, and Folie and Annie Braswell of Marquand; maternal great-grandmother, Pauline McCormick of Hosford, Fla.; and great-grandfather, Cleve Kever of Hosford.
Memorial services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the chapel of Clary-Godwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Denford Morris Sr. officiating.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine M. Holub
Maxine Holub of Bluewater Bay in Niceville, Fla., passed away Friday, April 10, 1998, in a local hospital.
She was born to the late Betty Barbara Chlad and Kennedy F. Maxwell on April 1, 1924, and grew up in Cleveland. She lived in Wilmington, Del., and Schenectady, N.Y., prior to moving to Niceville four years ago.
Survivors include her loving husband, Fred of Niceville; daughter, Karen Lauer and husband Dennis and granddaughterKimberly of Shalimar, Fla.; stepgranddaughters, Amanda of Tallahassee, Fla., and Heather of Gainesville, Fla.; brother, Kennedy Maxwell and wife Gayle and niece Kendahl Maxwell of Knoxville, Tenn., and nephew, Chris Maxwell of Atlanta.
She majored in education and graduated from Flora Stone Mather of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art and did graduate work at Kent State University in Ohio. She was a skilled landscape watercolorist in addition to teaching all grade levels in art. She was president of the Friends of the Museum and a member of the Unitarian Society in Schenectady, a member of the American Association of University Women and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast in Florida, where she lovingly devoted her time to aesthetics and membership interactions.
On Sunday, May 17, a memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 1295 Bayshore Drive in Valparaiso, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast, P.O. Box 205, Valparaiso, FL 32580.
Ralph J. Braumberger
Ralph Joseph Braumberger, age 93, of San Jose, Calif., died Tuesday May 12, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Braumberger was a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant with over 30 years of active duty, including World War II and Korea. He was a former 49-year resident of Valparaiso, Fla., working for the Okaloosa County School District and the Valparaiso Post Office after his retirement. Mr. Braumberger was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Niceville, Fla., and was formerly a member of First Baptist Church in Niceville for many years. He had resided in San Jose for the past 21/2 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Braumberger; and daughter and son-in-law, Leilani and Ron Lyons, all of San Jose.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Twin Cities Chapel in Niceville at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, with the Rev. George Skipper officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Live Oak Memorial Park in Crestview.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the church or to a charity of your choice.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Charlie Brown Jr.
Funeral services for Charlie Brown Jr., age 71, of Vernon, Fla., who died May 10, 1998, in Tallahassee, Fla., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at St. Luke AME Church in Vernon with the Rev. Jerome Goodmon officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke Memorial Garden. The remains will lie in state at the church two hours prior to services.
Survivors include his wife, Virena Brown of Tallahassee; daughters, Margaret Duncan of Panama City, Fla., Sylvia Darling of Chipley, Fla., and Victoria Massaline of Orlando, Fla.; sons, Leonard Brown, attorney Thomas Brown, John Brown, Claude Brown CPA, Michael Brown and attorney Hubert Brown, all of Tallahassee, Bertram Brown of Atlanta, and Patrick Brown of Fairfield, Calif.; brothers, Robert Brown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and McKinley Brown of Vernon; sisters, Le Anna Davis and Aggie Peterson, both of Vernon; 35 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.
Cooper Funeral Home, Chipley, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Stephen Morrison of Crestview, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 13, 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home in Crestview.
Lillian M. Lilley
Another angel has gone home. Lillian M. Lilley, age 85, passed away May 13, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
She was born on Jan. 10, 1913, in Winchester, Mass., to Arthur D. and Georgia E. McCullough. She moved to Scarborough, Maine, in 1925. While there she was a charter member of the Scarborough Canteen; a treasurer in the None-Such Temple No. 50 of the Pythian Sisters; a member of the Columbia Rebekah No. 46; a member of Oak Hill Grange No. 104; and a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Pleasant Hill Fire Station.
In 1984, she moved to Crestview, Fla., where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Morning Glory group, and the Crafty Ladies.
Lillian leaves her husband of 66 years, George Burnham Lilley; sons, Robert Lilley and wife Dora of Niceville, Fla., and Kenneth Lilley and wife Beverly of Crestview; sisters, Edith Williamson of Long Beach, Calif., Bernice Wade of Torrance, Calif., Natalie Barton, June Conley, both of Portland, Maine, and Betty Libby of Windham, Maine; brother, Robert McCullough of Kissimee, Fla.; grandchildren, Lynda Fowler, Lisa Lilley, Lee Lilley, Lisa Mouser, Torri Hutchison and Lori Shackelford; and great-grandchildren, Melissa Fowler, Jennifer Jones, Callie Mouser and Cody Tuttle.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted on Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Crestview.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Benevolence Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Crestview.
Brackney Funeral Service, 480 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.