Flora Avis Berenguer
Flora Avis Berenguer, 92, of Freeport, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 1998, in Destin, Fla.
Ms. Berenguer was born to Ed and Carrie Stafford December 27, 1905, in Collins, New York.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Pete Berenguer and her three children, John Berenguer, Maria Cook and Delfin Berenguer.
Mrs. Berenguer is survived by her son-in-law George Cook of Cocoa, Fla.; daughter-in-law Margaret Berenguer of Jamestown, N.Y.; and grandsons, Douglas Mallory and wife Terri of Freeport, John Berenguer and wife Susan of Jamestown, N.Y., George Cook and wife Meg of Shalimar, Fla., Boyd Nordland and wife Lori of Jamestown; granddaughters Linda Delgado and husband Larry of Ithaca, N.Y., Barb Willis and husband John of Columbus, Ohio, Karen Steen and husband Jim of Calhoun, Ga., Sue Miller and husband Jim of Montgomery, Ala., Debbie Dungan and husband Dave of Bridgewater, Mass., Pam Nordland of Jamestown, and Robin Worthington and husband Paul of Orlando, Fla.
Mrs. Berenguer also leaves behind 28 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 4, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Valparaiso with the Rev. Michael Schneider officiating. Interment will be in Orlando.
McLaughlin Mortuary of Fort Walton Beach is entrusted with the arrangements.
Bessie Ernestine Allen
Bessie Ernestine (LaGrosse) Allen, age 75, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Destin and Niceville, Fla., died at the home of her daughter on July 2, 1998. Born in Camp Walton, October 11, 1922, to the late Jim and Henrietta Sowell. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Nicholas LaGrosse and Robert Allen. Bessie was a member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary, Niceville Chapter Post 112, Order of the Eastern Star of Fort Walton Beach and an avid Bingo player.
She is survived by a son, James (Buddy) LaGrosse of Niceville, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Marceline and Johnny Adams of Niceville and Annie and Jess Clark of Fort Walton Beach; brother and sister-in-law, Johnnie D. and Voncille Sowell of Pensacola, Fla.; sister-in-law, Eliza Edge of Crestview, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kimberly, Jesse, Bea, Buddy, Darrin, Joey and John; and seven great-grandchildren.
Family will be receiving friends at McLaughlin Mortuary Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Order of Eastern Star Service to be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted from McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel on Monday, July 6, 1998, at 10 a.m. with Chaplain Ron Gallagher officiating. Interment will follow in Destin Memorial Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Bay Medical Center Hospice, 155 Crystal Beach Drive, Suite 135, Destin, Fla., in memory of Bessie Allen. McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.
Mary Lee Ellisor
Mrs. Mary Lee Ellisor, age 81, died Friday, July 3, 1998, in a local nursing home. Mrs. Ellisor was a lifelong resident of DeFuniak Springs. She was the daughter of the late William Adolphus and Mary Francis Lewis Garrett. Mrs. Ellisor retired in 1994, after 33 years as the bookeeper at Walton Middle School and Walton High School; she taught Sunday school; was involved in the Methodist Youth Fellowship; and served in the nursery for a number of years, sharing with many people her love for the Lord.
Mrs. Mary Lee Ellisor is survived by her husband, Benjamin Selman Ellisor, of DeFuniak Springs; one son, Selman Lee Ellisor, of DeFuniak Springs; one daughter, Mary Ben Shelton, of Grayson, Ga.; two brothers, W.A. Garrett Jr., of DeFuniak Springs, and Rev. Robert Glenn Garrett, of Roswell, N.M.; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Lindsey, of DeFuniak Springs, Mrs. Avie F. Stewart, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Virginia Moody, of Ponce de Leon, Fla.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lee Ellisor will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 1998, in the First United Methodist Church, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., with Rev. Bobby Ellisor officiating. Burial to follow in the Magnolia Cemetery.
Friends may call on the family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 1998, at the Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Memorials may be made in her honor to the First United Methodist Youth Fellowship, First United Methodist Church, 88 Circle Dr., DeFuniak Springs, Fla., 32433.
Pallbearers will be: Robert Fondern, David Drake, Robert Greene, Ron Pugh, A.O. Campbell and Kenneth Hulion. Honorary pallbearers will be: Buddy Wilkinson, Buddy Pinckard, Allen L. Everett III, and members of the Men's Bible Study Class at the First United Methodist Church.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carl W. Blumenschein Jr.
Carl W. "Bill" Blumenschein Jr., a colorful resident of Destin, Fla., for over 30 years, died at his home July 4, 1998.
Bill, born on March 19, 1922, in Highland Park, Mich., was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Carl W. Blumenschein. In his younger years, Bill lived in Harrisburg, Pa., served in World War II, and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
He will be greatly missed by his many friends, and his dogs: Champ, Bill and Goldie.
In his final weeks, Bill was appreciative of his friends, who provided physical and emotional nourishment, and the care he received from the staff of Hospice.
At his request, there will be no service. His ashes will be interred alongside his parents at Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill, Pa.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
David M. Moen
David M. Moen, age 51, of Richland Township, Gibsonia, Pa., died July 1, 1998.
He was a native of Seattle. Mr. Moen was owner and operator of the Ceiling Doctor; a member of Hampton-Richland Lions; Ohio University Alumni Association; GA Industries Golf League; Franchise Advisory Committee for Ceiling Doctor International; Pine-Richland Touchdown Club; and the Polish Businessmans Club in Erie, Pa.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 19 years, Edith Imler Moen; father, Alfred Moen of Destin, Fla.; daughter, Sarah Moen; son, Alfred Moen, both of Richland; brother, Eric Moen of North Ridgeville, Ohio; sister, Christian Moen of Destin; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbie Harper Moen.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at the funeral home with the Rev. H. William Dambach officiating. Interment followed in Lakewood Memorial Gardens in Cheswick, Pa.
If desired, donations may be made to the Richland Library, Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
Schellhaas Funeral Home, Bakerstown, Pa., was in charge of arrangements.
James Lamar Fulford
James Lamar Fulford, age 66, of Crestview, Fla., retired Florida Highway Patrol sergeant, died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at his residence after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
He was a member of Airport Road Church of Christ. Mr. Fulford was born in Slocomb, Ala., on March 25, 1932, to James Hilton and Florence Chapel Doswell Fulford and moved to DeFuniak Springs, Fla., at the age of one year.
Both of his parents preceded him in death.
After graduation from Walton High School, he entered the U.S. Army, where he served his country in Germany and Austria during the Korean conflict. While there he enjoyed sightseeing, skeet shooting and hunting.
During his career with the Florida Highway Patrol, his assignments took him to various locations from the Panhandle to central Florida. He spent his final 20 years in Crestview.
He retired on Sept. 27, 1991, with 35 years in service. After retirement, he enjoyed working in his scrap metal business, traveling and fishing. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends. His memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years of marriage, Nell Fulford of Crestview; daughter and son-in-law, Nina and Charles Blake of South Berwick, Maine; son and daughter-in-law, Mylon and Paula Fulford of Panama City, Fla., who also followed his father in the Florida Highway Patrol; four grandsons, Solomon and Elijah Blake, and Christopher and Benjamin Fulford. He is also survived by aunts, uncles and a host of cousins.
A time of visitation will be conducted at Whitehurst Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted from Crestview Church of Christ on Airport Road on Wednesday, July 8, at 10 a.m. with Mr. Terry Hanna, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Old Bethel Cemetery in Crestview. Mr. Fulford will be placed in the church at 9 a.m. -- one hour prior to services.
Florida Highway Patrol officers will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview.
Virginia Ragan McArdle
Virginia R. McArdle, age 55, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday evening, July 4, 1998, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Mrs. McArdle was born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Philadelphia, to the late John and Catherine Ragan. She moved to the Fort Walton Beach area 27 years ago from New Jersey. Mrs. McArdle was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Walton Beach. She had a great love for cats, swimming and playing trivia.
Mrs. McArdle is survived by her husband, Kevin T. McArdle of Shalimar, Fla.; daughter, Pamela McArdle of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Jennifer Byrd and husband Bubba of Niceville, Fla.; grandson, William Matthew Rice of Fort Walton Beach; brother, Jack Ragan and wife Patricia of Philadelphia; brother, Charles Ragan of Absecon, N.J.; aunts, Sarah Smith of Philadelphia, and Edna Ibbotson of Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Sean Garrett officiating.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Mary's Catholic School Scholarship Fund in memory of Mrs. Virginia McArdle.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 N.E. Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Sterling Dixon Ingram
Sterling Dixon Ingram, age 91, died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Walton Regional Hospital.
He was a native of Walton County, Fla., and resided in Panama City, Fla.
Mr. Ingram was preceded in death by his wife, Altha Belle Ingram, and son, Clinton Ingram. He is survived by three daughters, Abbie and husband Bo Jones of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Mary Kathryn Wahl of Tampa, Fla., and Doris Ledbetter of Notasulga, Ala.; sons, Clifford Ingram, Charles and wife Lin Ingram, and Lee and wife Carrie Ingram, all of DeFuniak Springs; daughter-in-law, Helen Ingram of Panama City, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the chapel of Clary-Godwin Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. McLendon officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Mike Leslie Mackin
Mike Leslie Mackin, age 65, passed away Saturday, July 4, 1998, at his home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his son and four daughters: Robert L. Mackin, Kathy Domini, Mary Lourie, Joan Wilson and Debbie Blassingame; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was loved and will be greatly missed.
William Heflin Smith Sr.
William "Bill" Heflin Smith Sr., age 66, of Valparaiso, Fla., died Friday, July 3, 1998 in a Pensacola, Fla. hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 4, 1931 in Dale County, Ala. to the late Sherman and Mamie Carrie Smith. Mr. Smith moved to the Fort Walton Beach, Fla. area in 1958 from Troy, Ala., after graduating from Troy State University that same year. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was employed as a mathematician by the U.S. Department of Defense at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He was a charter member of the Bayou Sailing Club in Valparaiso.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Jean Smith of Valparaiso; son, William H. Smith Jr. and wife, Sonja, of Shalimar, Fla.; son, Jeffrey Alan Smith of Valparaiso; three grandchildren, Audrey Marie Smith, Anna Marie Smith and Amelia Lynn Smith; brother, Collis Smith of Havana, Fla.; brother, John Smith of Daleville, Ala.; and sister, Tera Smith of Dothan, Ala.
A memorial service for Mr. Smith was conducted on Monday, July 6, at 1 p.m. in the Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. Edward Chandler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions made to the Hospice of Northwest Florida; 1005 W. College Boulevard; Suite B; Niceville, FL 32578 in the memory of Mr. William "Bill" Heflin Smith Sr.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.