Timothy Andrew Calix
Timothy Andrew Calix, age 8, of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on July 8, 1998, went on to be with the Lord in that Holy City to live and rejoice evermore with our Savior Jesus Christ.
Timothy was born on Aug. 25, 1989, in Hahn Air Base, Germany. He had resided in the local area for the past two years, moving here with his family from California.
Timothy was a member of the Church of the Living God International, and church drummer of the local CLGI Upper Room. He was an honor roll student at Calvary Christian Academy. Timothy loved the Lord and was known most prominently by others for his joy in the Lord.
He is survived by his loving parents, Thomas and Deborah Calix of Eglin Air Force Base; brother, Stephen A. Calix; grandparents, Madeleine A. Rebstock of Cape Coral, Fla., Mirtala V. Calix of Miami, and Frederick Rebstock Jr., also of Cape Coral; two aunts; three uncles; and a lot of special friends.
The family will receive friends at a visitation on Saturday, July 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at Eglin Air Force Base Chapel No. 2, with visitation one hour prior to services. Bishop Joseph White will officiate at the service, assisted by Bishop Charles Smith.
Floral tributes are acceptable and will be received at the funeral home.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with services and arrangements.
Chief Master Sgt. William Jefferson Garrett, U.S. Air Force retired, peacefully entered eternal life on July 8, 1998, surrounded by family in a local hospital, at the age of 75.
He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 23, 1923, son of the late Onley Modelle Kay and Andrew Cuin Garrett. He attended Texas A&M and the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. He was employed by Boeing Aircraft Corp. prior to his enlistment in the Air Force.
Bill was assigned to the 3242nd Medium and Heavy Bomb Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in 1946 as a radio operator; served on the B-36 aircraft when it was tested in Alaska; served as Gen. Van Fleet's radio operator during the Korean conflict; served a tour in Germany, returning to Eglin and serving until his retirement.
He was a tax accountant and owner of Garrett's Professional Tax Services. Bill was a member of Omega Lodge 172, York Rite Bodies, Hadji Shrine Temple, American Legion Post 235, Moose Lodge 2193, VFW Post 7674, Elks Lodge 1799 and "The Chosen Few."
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Warren Kay Garrett and Richard Andrew Garrett.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his daughter, Judy Garrett Burton; daughter, Susan Garrett Burch and husband Lee; son, William Jefferson Garrett Jr.; granddaughter, Whitney Garrett Shipman and husband Thearon, and their sons, Andrew, Everett, and Justin; and other grandchildren, Michelle Elan Williams, Tracy Michele Garrett, Tricia Lee Garrett and Troy Robert Garrett; faithful, loving companion and friend, Oma L. Bowling; and loving caretaker, Reiko Yates; and many friends.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at First Methodist Church, 103 First St., Fort Walton Beach, with the Rev. Jim Ross officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the American Legion Post 235, 105 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. All of Bill's friends are encouraged and invited by the family to attend.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Ewell C. Willingham
Ewell C. Willingham, age 84, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 11, 1998, in a local health care facility.
Mr. Willingham was a native and lifelong resident of Niceville, Fla., and was one of the last bay fishermen in the area.
He was Baptist by faith and was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Wilma R. Willingham.
Survivors, all of Niceville, Fla., include his daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Rich and her husband, Leonard; Jane Wilson and her husband, Bill; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Willingham and his wife, Betty; Jerry Willingham and his wife, Gloria; sisters, Evelyn Thomas and Epsie Lee Killen; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Cupstid and Rev. George Skipper officiating.
Interment will follow in Rocky Cemetery.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.
M.F. "Peggy" Woodin, age 68, peacefully went to rest on July 11, 1998, surrounded by family and friends in the home of a longtime friend.
She was born in New York on July 28, 1929, and moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in 1969 with her husband and five sons, where she has been a resident ever since.
Peggy faithfully served her Heavenly Father, Jehovah, and her community for 46 years in active preaching of the good news of God's Kingdom. She was a member of the local Gulfside Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and had strong faith in the sacrifice Jesus Christ made, and looks forward to seeing her friends and family in the paradise earth.
Peggy was also a newspaper carrier for the Northwest Florida Daily News for 20 years and recently received an award for her longtime service. The Daily News and her customers will miss her very much.
Survivors include her sons, Daniel G. Woodin and wife Marsha, Timothy A. Woodin and wife Denise, Anthony M. Woodin and wife Shannon, Christopher J. Woodin, and Gregory S. Woodin and wife Jacki; her six grandchildren, Heather, Blake, Ryanne, Wesley, Hayden and Griffin; and brothers, David Hertz and Murray Hertz.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 15, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 215 Jonquil Ave., Fort Walton Beach, for all those who would like to attend. Please come.
Eloise Martin Kelley
Eloise Martin Kelley, age 76, of Baker, Fla., died Sunday evening, July 13, 1998, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Kelley was a native and lifelong resident of Northwest Florida and retired from Alatex Corp. in Crestview, Fla. She was a member of Good Hope Congregational Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Brady Kelley; and a son, Joe Kelley.
Survivors include her daughter, Lindell McCall of Milton, Fla.; sons, Charles W. Kelley of Baker, and Harry A. Kelley of Laurel Hill, Fla.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kelley will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Good Hope Congregational Church with the Revs. George Kell and Alton Nixon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Active pallbearers will be Clinton Nixson, Shannon Nixson, Norman Riley, Steven Nixson, Tommy Lundy and Ralph Kelley. Honorary pallbearers will be the Women's Fellowship, Ailene King, Hattie Atkins, Docia Etherage, Louise Morris, Sylvia Lundy, Peg Mobley and Jewel Courtney.
Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, is in charge of arrangements.
Jack W. Moorer
Jack W. Moorer, age 66, passed away July 12, 1998, in a local hospital after a long illness.
He was born and raised in McIntosh, Ala., where he graduated from LeRoy High School. Jack had resided in Crestview, Fla., for the past 31 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and the Air Force Reserves. During his service to his country he was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in battle.
He retired from civil service at Eglin Air Force Bade Climatic Control.
Jack is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Moorer; son, Wayne Moorer and wife Joyce of Mannville, Fla.; daughter, Sandra Svetlik of Welaka, Fla.; grandchildren, Rodney Svetlik, Robert Ray, both of Crestview, Bryan Fender of Welaka, and Deanna Moorer of Navarre, Fla.; sister, Lillian Patrick and husband Jimmie of Mobile, Ala.; and brother-in-law, Charles E. Carroll of Saraland, Ala.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother: Katie Lewis, Alean Daughtery, Mildred Daughtery and Ralph Moorer.
A time of visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Lathan Brown Funeral Home in Jackson, Ala.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at United Methodist Church of McIntosh, with burial following in the church cemetery.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of local arrangements.
Robert L. Reeder
Robert L. Reeder, formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., age 80, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died July 13, 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Reeder; son and daughter-in-law, David Reeder Sr. and Donna; grandson, David Reeder Jr., all of Lawrenceville; and various nieces and nephews.
Mr. Reeder was a 32nd degree Mason and active with Scottish Rite as a secretary. He had a 35-year career in civil service.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, in the chapel of Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital, 3229 Burnett Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.
Pugsley Cook died July 6, 1998.
She is survived by her family and friends in Destin and Panama City, Fla.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Charter Boat "Break-A-Way" at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Family and friends are invited.
Minnie Leora Steele
Minnie Leora Agerton Steele, age 85, passed away Monday, July 13, 1998, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Steele was born in Samson, Ala., and had resided in the local area for 65 years. She had a very strong belief in God and always kept the faith. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Ministries for many years.
Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by her daughter, Elrene Salters. She leaves 10 children, Curtis Agerton of Mossy Head, Fla., Eddie Agerton of Laurenceberg, Tenn., Edward Agerton of Niceville, Fla., James Lee Agerton of Crestview, Fla., Dallas Edmond Agerton of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Mertis Wise of Berlin, Pa., Myrel Phillips of Baker, Fla., Evelene Loomis of Warmleysburg, Pa., Shirley Parchman of Warmleysburg, Villa Fay Bloomindale of Margate, Fla.; brother, Cecil Morrison; sisters, Annie Autrey and Rosa Lee Hamilton; 38 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.
A time of visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in Richardson Cemetery, Highway 85, Niceville, with the Rev. Tony McCollough officiating.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Alexander Reaves Jr.
Alexander "Peanut" Reaves Jr., age 60, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Friday, July 10, 1998, in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Reaves was a native of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and had resided in Fort Walton Beach for 37 years. He was self-employed as the owner of Reaves Cement Co.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dorothy Reaves; daughter, Janice Reaves Beal; sons, Tony and wife Mary Reaves, and Jeffery and wife Virginia Reaves; father, Alexander Reaves Sr.; brother, Curtis Reaves, all of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Betty Underwood; mother-in-law, Rosa Lee Cotton, both of DeFuniak Springs; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 102 Fourth St., Fort Walton Beach, with the Rev. Clanston Seymore officiating. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may fellowship with the family immediately following the conclusion of the services in the sanctuary of the church.
Park Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.