Lessie Belle Jenkins
Mrs. Lessie Belle Jenkins, age 93, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in a local nursing home. Born in Chancellor, Ala., she was the daughter of the late William J. and Palestine Hussey. Mrs. Jenkins and her husband, Charlie Morrell Jenkins, were one of the founding families of the Eastside Baptist Church. Many of the first church services were held in Mrs. Jenkins' living room. Mrs. Jenkins was a good example of the tough pioneer-type women America boasts of, who was devoted to God and their families.
Lessie Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Morrell Jenkins, whom she was married to for 60 years.
She is survived by one son: Charles Jenkins and his wife, Judy, of DeFuniak Springs; one sister, Oma Mallon, of DeFuniak Springs; two grandchildren: Charles Michael Jenkins, of North Brunswick, N.J., and grandaughter, Treasa Louise Friend, of Cocoa, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bricker officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, in the Comander Funeral home Chapel, 21 West Main St., DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Comander Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Timothy V. Jamieson
Timothy V. Jamieson, age 16, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Friday, July 31, 1998, by a suspected drunk driver.
Timothy was born March 17, 1982, at Torrejon Air Force Base, Spain. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Chrurch where he was active in the youth group. He was a student at Choctaw High School and especially enjoyed his drafting with hopes of attending F.S.U. He had a special love for music and his guitars, along with his interest in cars. Timothy was employed at A.J.'s Seafood House in Destin.
Survivors include his parents, Matthew E. and Amy S. Jamieson; brother, Ryan Michael Jamieson; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Anita Wienk; paternal grandmother Nancy Jamieson; maternal great-grandparents Lloyd and Wilma Opferbeck; many cousins, nephews, aunts and uncles, and a world of very special friends.
A time of visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Little Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, with Pastor Steven F. Marko officiating. Graveside intermenty services will follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Youth Group or to M.A.D.D. in memory of Timothy.
Following the intermenty services a reception will be held at the church for family and friends.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has been entrusted with arrangements.
Charles E. Hall Jr.
Chief Master Sgt. Charles "Charlie" E. Hall Jr., age 78, U.S.A.F. retired, of Niceville, Fla., passed away in a Pensacola, Fla., hospital Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998. He was born June 14, 1920, in Barstow, Md. He had resided in the local area for the past 4 1/2 years when he moved here from Charleston, S.C. He was Methodist by faith and his membership was in Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. He was a Mason with Goose Creek Lodge No. 401, also in Charleston, S.C. He was a very patriotic individual and honorably served his country in the U.S.A.F. for 31 years, serving in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was the recipient of 15 distinguished awards and decorations. He belonged to the local chiefs group and also was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association. Charlie was a professional quail hunter and was a member of Quails Unlimited.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Hall; step-son, Hiram Johnson, of Mobile, Ala.; step-daughter, Donna Wells, of Monument, Colo.; daughter, Debbie Woody, of Eagle River, Alaska; brothers, Dr. Howard Hall, of Fort Pierce, Fla., Guy and Bobby Hall, both of Prince Frederick, Md.; sisters, Madolyn Barth, of Ellicott City, Md., Emma Stienbach, of Beaverton, Ore., and Lucille Malone, of Federalsburg, Md.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at the McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel with a U.S.A.F. military chaplain officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors. Date and time will be announced at the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial contribution be made to the Hospice of N.W. FL., 1005 W. College Blvd., Suite B, Niceville, Fla., 32578, in memory of Charlie Hall.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla., entrusted with the arrangements.
Stephen Bert Woods
Stephen Bert Woods, age 39, of Freeport, Fla., passed away Friday, July 31, 1998.
Mr. Woods was born on Nov. 11, 1958, in Cirencester, England. He moved to the Freeport area about three years ago from Panama City, Fla. Mr. Woods was a member of Cove Baptist Church in Panama City and a commercial fisherman, known to many as "Capt. Steve," son of "Capt. Woody." He loved to fish, golf and cook. Mr. Woods was employed by Preston Hood Chevrolet.
Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Brand. Survivors include his wife, Nan Woods of Freeport; parents, Nathan "Capt. Woody" and Nell Woods; twin brother, Mark Woods and wife Rita; sister, Tommie Vaughan and husband Don, Mary Frances Best and Betty Jo Barfield, all of Panama City.
A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Hamilton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 222 N.E. Hospital Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548; or to the American Diabetes Association, in memory of Stephen Bert Woods.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Rod, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Cora B. Glass
Cora B. Glass, age 77, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at her home.
Cora was born in Americus, Ga., on May 20, 1921, to Peter and Alma O'Hearn. She had been living in this area since 1957. Cora was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.
Cora was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Glass; her son, Kenneth A. Glass; and brother, Lewis L. O'Hearn.
She is survived by her son, Joel H. Glass; daughter, Carol Lewanda, both of Fort Walton Beach; brothers, Murphy W. O'Hearn of Phoenix City, Ala., and I.B. O'Hearn of Weaver, Ala.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Mae Edna Campbell
Edna Campbell, age 78, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was called home by her Lord on Aug. 1, 1998. She died at her residence in Fort Walton Beach after a lengthy illness.
She was a native of Walton County, Fla., and had resided in Fort Walton beach most of her adult life. She was employed for many years as a food service manager for the Okaloosa School District.
Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Mark Campbell, and she was a faithful member of Gregg Chapel AME Church.
Survivors include sons, Lance E. Paul Sr., of Tallahassee, Fla., and Dr. Marcus and Reita Paul of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Annyce (George) Rogers of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Alta M. Prather of Pensacola; aunt, Alma Russ of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Ermer (William) Lewis of DeFuniak Springs, and Alternese McCaskill of Red Bay, Fla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. Joseph AME Church in DeFuniak Springs.
Park Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at Gregg Chapel AME Church on Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. or at Park Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Winnie Lookabill Pitts
Winnie Lookabill Pitts, age 83, of Calhoun, Ga., and formerly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Gordon Health Care in Calhoun.
Mrs. Pitts was born in Spartanburg, S.C., the daughter of the late Joe Lookabill and Eunice Harvey Lookabill. She was a retired florist and former advertising editor of the Playground Daily News in Fort Walton Beach. Mrs. Pitts was a member of Cinco Bayou Baptist Church; Business and Professional Women's Club; Arts and Design Society; and the Northwest Florida Press Club.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Earl Hampton Pitts and Lawana Carver Pitts; and granddaughter, Katherine Sarah Pitts of Rome.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Rome with the Revs. Lamar Hand and Larry Foldoe officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot of East View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until time of funeral.
Melvin A. Horrell
Melvin A. Horrell, age 82, of Crestview, Fla., died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Crestview.
He was a native of Ivanhoe, N.C., and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his sister, Hazel J. Longo of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and brothers, John J. Horrell of Miami, and James Jay Horrell of Redondo Beach, Calif.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at graveside in Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Howell officiating.
James and James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel, Marianna, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Coleman Lloyd Jr.
Coleman Lloyd Jr., age 76, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, 1998, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1922, in Fort Sill, Okla., the son of Coleman and Lena Lloyd.
Coleman retired from the U.S. Air Force on June 30, 1966, from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., after serving 26 years. He was a chief inspector on the SR-71 aircraft. Coleman was a Pearl Harbor survivor, arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 26, 1941, on the USS Washington and was assigned to Headquarters Company, 804th Engineers, Schoffield Barracks.
He moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in 1966 and retired from the Sears Group, having worked 18 years without missing a day of work. In 1971 he was the recipient of the largest sales increase in Home Improvement and top honors in appliances sales in 1988. He drove for Hertz for 10 years after retiring from Sears. Coleman was Baptist by faith and attended Cinco Baptist Church regularly.
Coleman is survived by his wife, Freida, of 53 years; daughter, Gwendolyn Moseley and husband Bill of Enterprise, Ala.; son, Glenn Lloyd of Fort Walton Beach; granddaughter, Amanda Lyn Moseley of the University of South Alabama in Mobile; stepbrothers, Albert Lloyd of Olympia, Wash., Billy Dew of Woodbine, Ga., and John Lloyd of Kenosha, Wisc.; stepsisters, Barbara Madsen, Freda Yankee, both of Sublimity, Ore.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Gertrude Collins from Cobbtown is like a second mother and loved him as her own child.
Coleman was preceded in death by his father, Coleman Lloyd of Monmouth, Ore.; mother, Lena Williamson of Lyons, Ga.; Sidney Lloyd of Salem, Ore., Leon Lloyd of Salem, and Addison Dew of Lyons.
Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daleton Patterson officiating.
Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Evergreen Baptist Church in Cobbtown with the Rev. Matthew David Stewart officiating. Kennedy Morgan Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements in Georgia.
Special thanks to the Hospice of Northwest Florida team who assisted in taking care of Coleman.
Those who wish may send flowers to Kennedy Morgan Funeral Home in Cobbtown; or those who wish may make a donation to the Cinco Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Coleman Lloyd Jr.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of local arrangements.
Michael P.D. Morse Sr.
Michael P.D. Morse Sr., age 54 of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Friday, July 31, 1998, at his home.
He was born in Ferndale, Mich., on Dec. 11, 1943. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years before retiring as a master sergeant. He moved to this area five years ago to live his retirement near the beaches. His greatest pride was in raising his children and in being a grandparent.
Mr. Morse is survived by two sons, Clifford R. Morse and Michael P.D. Morse Jr.; daughter, Cynthia L. Morse of Fort Walton Beach; grandchildren, Dennis P. Morse and Carole J. Morse; brothers, Pete Morse and Clifford Morse; sisters, Mary Louckes, Morrie Grimes, Kathy Rasnake; brother-in-law and sister, Dick and Francis Golden. Especially close were Wayne and Joe Shockley, David and Mila Emerson, Paula Eller, and Roger and Sharon Gibson.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.