Katie M. Shakespear
A longtime resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and originally from Calhoun County, Ala. The sun rose on May 20, 1930. The sun set on June 6, 1998.
Ms. Shakespear will be greatly missed by a host of relatives, friends and associates.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Elba, Ala., with the Rev. W.L. Peterson officiating.
Her care is entrusted to Coleman Funeral Home in Elba.
Dennie R. Dameron
Dennie R. Dameron, age 77, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at his home in Humble, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie E. "Libbie" Dameron, on Feb. 22, 1991. Dennie was born in Neola, W.Va., on June 29, 1920. He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and a Vietnam veteran. He was a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for 24 years and a member of Shalimar Presbyterian Church. He moved to Humble in 1991.
Dennie is survived by his daughters, Denise Nichols and husband Randy, Michelle Gibson, Robin Simmons and husband Leonard; grandchildren, Todd Nichols and wife Melisa, Joel Nichols, Nicholas Simmons, Cory Simmons, Josh Gibson and Katie Simmons; and great-grandson, Austin Nichols.
A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel. Burial of the cremains will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Shalimar Presbyterian Church.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with local services.
Barbara May Sinclair
Barbara May Sims Sinclair, age 69, of Shalimar, Fla., died Tuesday, June 9, 1998.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Barbara graduated from Tucson High School in Arizona and married Tech. Sgt. Norman C. Sinclair Sr. in 1947, who pre-deceased her in 1984. Over the years, Barbara resided in California, North Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, and most recently Florida. Before retiring, Mrs. Sinclair worked as a sales manager for Tupperware. She also worked for the Department of Agriculture.
Throughout her lifetime Mrs. Sinclair advocated improvement of civil rights for the mentally and emotionally retarded on both the state and federal levels. She was also actively involved in the Red Cross, Special Olympics and Battered Women's Shelter. She was instrumental in starting the first homeless shelter in Melbourne, Fla.
Mrs. Sinclair was preceded in death by her son, John Alfred Sinclair III. She is survived by her daughters, Victoria Lee Sinclair of Lexington, S.C., and Patricia S. Fuller of Columbia, S.C.; and son, Norman C. Sinclair Jr. and wife Janet of Gulfport, Miss. She is also survived by grandchildren, Melissa and Christopher Fuller, and Kathleen, Conrad and Cameron Sinclair.
A memorial service will be held at St. Simon's-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Special Olympics.
William Morgan Segrest
William Morgan Segrest, age 72, formerly of Crestview, Fla., and Slocomb, Ala., who had resided in Lynn Haven, Fla., since January 1997, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in a local hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Segrest was a member of First United Methodist Church of Panama City, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue French Segrest of Lynn Haven; son, Steven F. Segrest and wife Elizabeth Granberry Segrest of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Terry Segrest White and husband Russell E. White of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Janice Segrest Farmer and husband Joe A. Farmer of Crestview; grandchildren, Craig Segrest of Panama City, and Chelsea and Alex White of Orlando; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Slocomb with the Revs. Larry Newton of Slocomb and the Rev. Wesley Spivey of Crestview officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Slocomb. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Wilson Funeral Home, Panama City, is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Williams Jr.
Richard "Capt. Dicky" Williams Jr., age 85, of Gautier, Miss., died June 6, 1998, in Pascagoula, Miss.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1913, in Carrabelle, Fla. Mr. Williams was a retired self-employed commercial fisherman; a U.S. Navy World War II veteran; and Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Williams Sr. and Fannie Destin Williams; daughter, Linda Williams; and son, Richard Williams II. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Bertha Lee Williams of Gautier; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Clark Devers of Pascagoula, Miss.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lana Williams III of Escatawpa, Miss.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, June 13, at 4 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery, Panama City, Fla., with the Rev. Robbie Howard officiating.
Holder-Wells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Jackson Baker
Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson Baker, age 66, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Marianna, Fla., died June 11, 1998, in the Fort Walton Medical Center. She was a member of the Sylvania Height First Baptist Church.
Survivors are: one daughter, Barbara Campbell, and her husband, Herman, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two sons, Calvin Baker and Wayman Baker Jr., both of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at the McChapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. J.B. Stallworth, Rev. G.A. Davis officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Vann Funeral Home of Marianna, Fla., is directing.
Clarence Edward Workman Jr.
Clarence Edward Workman Jr., a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., since 1965, died on Friday, June 12, 1998, at a local hospital.
The son of Clarence E. Workman Sr. and Blanche Cole Workman, he was born in Illinois on Feb. 28, 1928. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant and was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post 7674. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Workman, in February 1997.
Mr. Workman is survived by sons, William A. Buck and Jack Houle; daughters, Barbara Brow and Marian Shairah; daughter-in-law Naydene Garrett; brother, Bob Workman; and grandchildren, Brandy Marie Buck, Jennifer Nicole Buck, Jack Anthony Houle; and dear friend, and fiancee, Clara Tutwiler.
A time for visitation was scheduled at Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 N. Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Sunday, June 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will be conducted at Little Chapel Funeral Home today at 10 a.m. by VFW Post Chaplain Samuel Sidoni. Burial will follow the service at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Little Chapel Funeral Home.
Jimmie L. Queen
Jimmie L. Queen, age 77, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at her home. She was a retired sales clerk with the W.T. Grant Co. and had also worked for Sears, T.G.&Y. and Wal-Mart. She was born in Sherman, Texas, a Baptist by faith and had resided in this area for the past 37 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Queen.
She is survived by her three daughters, Rita Bartmess of Fort Walton Beach, Beverly Hammitt and Kaye Denny, both of Harrison, Ohio; aunt, Versie Higgins of Marianna, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Annie Lou Shields of Dalton, Ga. and Theresa Griffin of Panama City, Fla.; grandchildren, Wayne and Kenny Hammitt, Melissa Bartmess, Audra Mitchell and husband Michael, Kevin Bartmess and wife Jeanne, Brandi Bartmess, Jessika and Meghan Denny; and great grandchildren, Zachary and Alexandra Hammitt, Sharisse and Ashton Trainor, Ila Bartmess and Joey Yorkey.
The family will receive friends at the Little Chapel Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach on Tuesday, June 16, 1998 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Little Chapel Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 16 beginning at 3 p.m. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach.
Little Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Thetis F. Taylor
Thetis F. Taylor, age 74, formerly of Portsmouth, Va., and a resident of Mary Esther, Fla., died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at the Manor at Bluewater Bay Nursing Home.
Survivors are a sister, Eva Pope of Ash, N.C.; two sons, Doug Taylor and wife Aggie of Mary Esther, and Billy Taylor and wife Tammy of Chesapeake, Va.; and three grandchildren.
A graveside funeral was held Saturday, June 13, in Portsmouth at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.
Doreen Beasley, age 72, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at her residence.
She was born on July 14, 1925, in Bonvilston, South Wales, and was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., for 25 years. Mrs. Beasley was Methodist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Beasley. Survivors include her sons, Ronnie and wife Betty Beasley of Fort Walton Beach, and Earl and wife Siobhan Beasley of Perry, Ga.; daughter, Anne and husband Billy Allen of DeFuniak Springs; sisters, Dot Barry, Leah Champion and Sylvia Stojic, all of Cardiff, South Wales; grandchildren, Vicki Price, Stacie Beasley, Frankie Beasley, Laura Bowlby, Michael Beasley, Catherine Fuster and Christine Young; and great-grandchildren, Justin Cook, Joshua Price and Sarah Bowlby.
A time of visitation will be on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, in the chapel of Clary-Godwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Hurst officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Flowers are being accepted.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.