Ollie Marie Chavis
Ollie Marie Chavis, age 49, of Crestview, Fla., passed away at her home Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998.
She was a lifelong resident of Crestview and a homemaker. Marie was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Crestview.
Survivors include her husband, Billy M. Cawthon Sr. ; sons, Billy M. Cawthon II and John Dudley Cawthon; mother and father, Cleo and Z.R. Chavis, all of Crestview; brother, Marvin Chavis of Winston Salem, N.C.; and sister, Barbara Steele of Concord, N.C.
Funeral services will be conducted at Whitehurst Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Raymond Williams and Fran Picker officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Park memorial Cemetery.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Anne Fisher
Patricia Anne Fisher, born March 22, 1933, passed away at her home after an extended illness Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998.
She resided in Navarre, Fla., with her daughter, Karen Fisher, and her grandchild, Natasha Fisher. She married the late Donald Arthur Fisher on Sept. 30, 1954, and together they raised eight children.
She previously lived in Billings, Mont., for 12 years and worked at St. Vincent de Pauls Thrift Store. In August 1993 she moved to Navarre. She volunteered at the Helping Hands Mission in Navarre.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Fisher and wife Francie of Billings, William Fisher and wife Charlene of Navarre, Randy Fisher of Vidalia, Ga.; daughters, Pam Smith of Navarre, Patricia Edge and husband John of Waycross, Ga., Janine Griffin and husband Johnny of Pensacola, Fla., Lori Bennett and husband William of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Karen Fisher of Navarre; sister, Mary Rosmus of Corona, Calif.; brother-in-law, Joe Jennings of Deer Park, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
We all will greatly miss you. You always gave us the best of everything. God bless you.
Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel. There will be a same day visitation for friends from 1 to 5 p.m. The Rev. Mack Johnson of Faith Baptist Church will officiate.
Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Michael S. Skillman
Michael S. Skillman, age 41, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Monday evening, Sept. 14, 1998, in Baptist Hospital of Pensacola, Fla.
Michael was a commercial construction worker and a 1976 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School, where he was active in the band. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach; and had resided in this area for the past 32 years.
Survivors include his mother, Mary E. Skillman of Fort Walton Beach; wife, Suzanne Skillman; daughter, Stevie Michelle Skillman, both of Navarre, Fla.; brothers, Reginald Skillman Jr. of Largo, Fla., Jan A. Skillman of Mary Esther, Fla., and Gregory K. Skillman of Mount Vernon, Ind.; sisters, Stephanie L. Williams and Donna M. Howard, both of Manassas, Va., and Blanche M. Wilson of Pensacola, Fla.; and nine nieces and nephews.
A service of remembrance will take place at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the American Cancer Society, 4 Jackson St. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548; or to Baptist Hospital Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 17500, Pensacola, FL 32522.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
William George Jones
William George Jones, age 75, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998.
Mr. Jones was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a chief master sergeant with over 30 years of service, having served during World War II; the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam era. He was the recipient of numerous awards, medals and citations, including two Purple Hearts; the Distinguished Flying Cross; six Air Medals; and a Bronze Star.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Elks Lodge; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; and Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, June L. Jones, in 1991; and a daughter, Patricia Roiser in 1997.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, William D. and Tina Jones of Chandler, Ariz., and John R. and Margie Jones of Killian, Texas; daughters and son-in-law, Rose Mary and Thomas Engvaldsen of Hauley, Pa., and Linda Faye Jones of Fort Walton Beach; brother, George T. Jones of Dearfield, Fla.; sisters, Mary Ruhnau of Beth Page, N.Y., and Agnes Morrow of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Little Chapel Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with a rosary recited at 6 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Sean Garrett as celebrant. Graveside interment services will follow at 1:15 p.m. Friday in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., with full military honors.
Flowers or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Northwest Florida.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Kali Breeana Young-Moak
Kali Breeana Young-Moak, daughter of Teresa Young and Justin Moak, both of Destin, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998. Although not yet born, she was a beloved member of our family and a joy to her parents. We were never able to hold her or cuddle her, but we could not have loved her more. Now she is in heaven where she can be held and cuddled and loved by God, but she will live on in our hearts forever."
Kali is survived by her maternal grandparents, Don and Donna Young of Sioux Falls, S.D.; maternal great-grandmothers, Ida Strubble of York, Pa., and Violet Huber of Yankton, S.D.; paternal grandparents, Rick and Lynda Moak of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; paternal great-grandparents, Leonard and Gloria Thomas of Fort Walton Beach, and Richard and Betty Moak of Mossy Head, Fla.; and many uncles and aunts.
Graveside services for Kali will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Beal Memorial Cemetery with Father Peter Zalewski officiating.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Elbert N. Dickinson
Elbert N. Dickinson, age 77, of Crestview, Fla., passed away in a local nursing home Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1920, in Union, Miss., and had resided in the local area since 1958, when he moved here from Mississippi. He was Protestant by faith and a member of Westside Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and also woodworking. He provided a music ministry with his guitar to local nursing homes. This entertainment brought much joy and happiness to its guests.
Survivors include his sister, Nokomis Forrester of Savannah, Ga.; and nephew, Quill Forrester and wife Myraim, also of Savannah.
Friends may call at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas V. Kolmetz officiating. Burial will follow in Almarante Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Fla.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home, 492 E. Pine Ave., Crestview, entrusted with arrangements.
Paul J. Waggoner
Paul J. Waggoner, age 66, of 576 Huckaba Road East, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away at his home Sept. 15, 1998, after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Waggoner was born on March 31, 1932, in Ida Grove, Iowa, and had been a resident of Walton County for the past 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Ruth Waggoner of Sioux City, Iowa; brothers, Chuck, Lefty, Skip and Marvin; sisters, Verla and Phyllis; and son, Randall Paul Waggoner.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served with Vitro Corp. of America. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Mr. Waggoner is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nellie Hammond Waggoner; sons, Danny E. Waggoner and wife Brenda of DeFuniak Springs, and Steve Waggoner and wife Kathy of Ponce de Leon, Fla.; grandsons, Jacob Waggoner, Shane Waggoner and Paul Waggoner of DeFuniak Springs; granddaughters, Randi Smith, Cami Peacock and husband Michael, and Brandi Waggoner of DeFuniak Springs, and Leann Waggoner of Ponce de Leon; great-grandson, Seth Fulton; great-granddaughters, Kirstyn Burch, Marissa Harrison and Georgia Peacock of DeFuniak Springs; brother, John Waggoner of Esterville, Iowa; sisters, Joan Belding of Sioux City, Iowa, Betty Schrum of Norton, Kan., and Sara Barlow of Douglastown, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Woodlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. William Willcox officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Pallbearers are Andy Hall, Dennis Hall, Woody Callins, Leroy Holden, Ed Grimes and Steve Smith. Honorary pallbearers are the men of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Foyest "Hooks' McDonald, age 76, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Sept. 15, 1998.
Hooks was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired in 1984 after 37 years of service with Gulf Power. Hooks loved to fish, especially in the Choctawhatchee River.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Kate, of 55 years; daughter, Debbie Richards and husband Mike of DeFuniak Springs; son, Bill McDonald of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Bob McDonald of DeFuniak Springs. Hooks is "Papa" to four grandchildren, Emilee and Megan Richards, and Chase and Carly McDonald. Other survivors include one brother, Forrest and his wife Jeanette; and a sister, Colleen, all of DeFuniak Springs.
Mr. McDonald was a member of the First Baptist Church. Hooks will be remembered by his family and friends as an opinionated individual. When among friends he was happiest when he was voicing his views and stubbornly sticking to them.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Clary-Godwin Chapel with the Rev. Danny Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the New Ponce de Leon Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Rick Crews, Gary Crews, Clyde Harleson, Rusty Wilson, Adlee Bruner and Mike Carrie. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Spence, Bill Brock, Bill Ritzman, Glen Thomason, Harry Bohon, Jack Butts and his coffee shop friends.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Crisler Burris
Ruth Crisler Burris, age 74, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at the Delta Healthcare Center in Sandestin, Fla.
Ruth was born in Port Gibson, Miss. and retired from working with the State of Mississippi before moving to the Fort Walton Beach area in 1990. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Will and Mary Alice Burris of Fort Walton Beach; her brothers, Donald Crisler of Port Gibson, Miss., and Dr. Morris Crisler of Clearwater, Fla.; her sister, Nan Kiple of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and her granddaughter, Brooke Burris.
The family will receive friends at the Glenwood Funeral Home, 701 Farmer St., Port Gibson, MS 39150, on Saturday, Sept. 19, from noon to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Lamar Massengil officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ed Hightower. Interment will follow in the Wintergreen Cemetery of Port Gibson.
McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with local arrangements.
Robert Monroe Cassidy
Robert Monroe Cassidy, age 66, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at his residence.
Mr. Cassidy was born on May 19, 1932, in Mount Carmel, Ky., to the late Andrew Dennis and Blanche Cassidy. He moved to the Fort Walton Beach area in 1967 from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force; and was a member of American Legion Post 235; VFW Post 7674; and Elks Lodge 1795.
Mr. Cassidy is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Cassidy of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Roberta Cassidy of Fort Walton Beach; son, Dr. David Cassidy and wife Trina of Orlando, Fla.; son, Timothy Cassidy; son, Donald Cassidy; son, Glen Cassidy and wife Nancy, all of Fort Walton Beach; brothers, Sam Cassidy and wife Betty of Cincinnati, Charles Cassidy and wife Susie of Moorehead, Ky., Howard Cassidy and wife Jerry of Lexington, Ky., Mac Cassidy and wife Pauline of Flemingsburg, Ky., Ray Cassidy and wife Josephine of Dayton, Ohio, Jim Cassidy of Flemingsburg, and John Cassidy of Vanceburg, Ky.; and grandchildren, Luke Cassidy, Lacy Cassidy and Amanda Cassidy.
A memorial service for Mr. Cassidy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ashley Pogue officiating.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.