Henry Newton Brown
Henry Newton (Newt) Brown, age 78, of Baker, Fla., passed away Sept. 16, 1998, at NOMC in Crestview, Fla.
He was born in Covington County, Ala., to the late Arnassie Franklin and John Edmond Brown.
Mr. Brown moved to Baker in 1945. He worked as a school custodian and retired from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., as a railroad brakeman/conductor. He was a member and deacon of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church; and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a son, Terry R. Brown; a brother; a sister; two stepsisters; and a stepbrother.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie Lou (Echols) Brown; sons, James Edward (wife Rhonda), and Thomas Newton (wife Sharon); and one daughter, Virginia Griner (husband Lynn); 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also surviving is a sister, Ada Cotton Travis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Whitehurst Funeral Home on Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker with Pastor Don Smith officiating. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Ned and Jeremy Stewart, Mickey Davis, Norman Barefoot, Gary Cotton and Delmus Adams.
Honorary pallbearers are members of Mr. Brown's Sunday School class.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the Terry R. Brown FACC Memorial Scholarship Fund at Okaloosa-Walton Community College.
Arrangements by Whitehurst Funeral Home in Crestview.
Opal H. Pryor
Opal H. Pryor, age 80, of Crestview, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview.
Mrs. Pryor was born in Galliver, Fla., on July 24, 1918, to James M. and Tippie Carr Henderson; and had been a lifetime resident of the Northwest Florida area.
Mrs. Pryor was a dedicated Christian, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Crestview.
Survivors include her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Marilyn Pryor of Shalimar, Fla., Johnny Pryor of Fort Walton Beach, and Gary and Kathy Pryor of Crestview; brother and sister-in-law, James and Mamie Henderson of Campton, Fla.; sister, Oletta Williams of Campton; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Pryor in December 1996.
A time of visitation will be conducted at Whitehurst Funeral Home on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of Whitehurst Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Billy Joy officiating. Interment will follow in Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home.
Arrangements and services under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview.
Margot Ethel McLean Pool
Margot Ethel McLean Pool, age 77, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
She was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Ector, Texas.
She married Sam J. Pool in San Antonio, Texas, in 1943, and they had many Air Force assignments in the United States as well as Europe and Venezuela.
After retirement, they settled in Fort Walton Beach permanently in 1976.
Margot is survived by her four children, Suzanne Neel of Dallas, Texas; Carol Pool Risley of Houston, Texas; Christopher J. Pool of Washington, D.C.; Sally "Poochie" Pool of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Charles Neel; sister, Lucille Tolle of San Antonio, Texas, and many loving friends.
Family will be receiving friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Graveside services will be conducted from Beal Memorial Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 21, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Joel Underwood officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a favorite charity or the American Heart Association.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.
James H. Etheredge
James H. Etheredge, age 81, of Fort Walton Beach, died Sunday morning, Sept. 20, 1998, at his home. Mr. Etheredge was born in Franklin County, Ala., and graduated from the Hazelwood High School of Town Creek, Ala., in 1936. He then attended Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., before enlisting in the U.S. Navy the day following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war, he earned a master's degree from Columbia University in New York. He was a teacher, coach and athletic director in both Townsend, Tenn., and Opp, Ala., before moving to Fort Walton Beach in 1956 and establishing his own pest control business called Atomic Exterminators. He was also a founding director and chariman of the board of directors of First People's Bank in Fort Walton Beach, which later became Barnett Bank. Mr. Etheredge served on the Okaloosa County School Board for 20 years. He was a life member of the Lion's Club, which he was recently recognized for 50 years of membership. He was also a past director of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and an active supporter of the United Way. Mr. Etheredge helped organize the All Sports Association of Northwest Florida and received that organization's Al Byrne Award for his contributions to athletics and young people in Okaloosa County. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher and was an active supporter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Mr. Etheredge was predeceased by his parents, Stephen James and Velma Green Etheredge and three sisters, Ruth Etheredge, Marcille Etheredge and Annabell Neal.
Survivors inlcude his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth "Betsy" Etheredge, his four children and their spouses, Nancy and Bob Lee, James G. and Patty Etheredge, all of Fort Walton Beach, Jennifer and Ed Jackson, of Dothan, Ala., and Ruth and Thom Kiesel of Fort Myers, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and one great granddauther.
Following private burial services, a celebration of his life service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at the First Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach with Dr. Howard Gates and Dr. James Monroe officiating.
The family invites you to attend a reception immediately following services in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the New Sanctuary Fund of the First Baptist Church, 21 S.E. First St., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 32548.
McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Michael Howard Minger
Michael Howard Minger, age 19, died from a dorm fire at Murray State University, Murray, Ky., on Sept. 19, 1998.
Michael was a music major at Murray State University and a 1997 graduate of Niceville High School. While at Niceville High School, he was a member of the Latin Club, the student council, and Bible study club and excelled in school music programs. He earned a spot singing in the Pensacola Symphony and earlier a place in the American Boy Choir. Dr. Bradley Almquist, director of choral activities at the university said, "He adored opera and loved to sing and aspired to be an anchor on the campus television station and eventually become a sportscaster." The Rev. Carolyn West, vicar of St. John's Episcopal Church near the campus, said: "Michael was a faithful member, always friendly, and had a wonderful excitement about life who will be greatly missed from our church family."
Michael is the son of John and Gail Minger, and twin to his sister, Melissa, and grandson of Wilson and Faye Minger of Niceville.
His funeral arrangements include lying in state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the nave of St. Jude's Episcopal Church, corner of Aurora and Highway 190 in Valparaiso. He was an active member of St. Jude's. A memorial Eucharist and burial will be conducted at 4 p.m. at St. Andrew's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Destin by the Rev. Arnold A. Bush, rector of St. Jude's, and the Rev. Dave Dabria, former rector. Liturgical functions will be done by members of St. Jude's and faculty from Murray State University Music Department.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers that memorials be mailed to the "Michael Howard Minger memorial Fund" at the Compass Bank of Niceville. An appropriate memorial will be decided at a later date.
McLaughlin Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
John E. Kinsaul
John E. Kinsaul, age 68, a resident of Freeport, Fla., passed away at his home, Friday, Sept. 18, 1998. A native of Florala, Ala., he was the son of the late W.W. Kinsaul and Annie Bowers Kinsaul. He graduated from Covington County High School and retired from the U.S. Army.
Survivors are: son, James Edward Kinsaul, of Appling, Ga.; daughters, Gail Swygart, of Augusta, Ga., Virginia Wallace, of Appling, Ga., Wanda Trammell, of Harlem, Ga.; sisters, Mary K. McGathy, of Freeport, Myrtie K. Davis, of Florence, Ala.; brother, Wallace Kinsaul, of Freeport, Fla. His brothers, Williams Kinsaul and James R. Kinsaul predeceased him.
Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Full military honors will be by Fort Rucker Honor Guard, Fort Rucker, Ala. Burial will be in the Florala Greenwood Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home, of Florala, directing.
Salvador Montagono, age 87, died on Friday, Sept. 18, 1998. He was born in Warterbury, Conn., on Dec. 24, 1910, and has lived in the area since 1994.
Salvador was a true gentleman and a kind and selfless person who devoted himself to his family. The world has lost a good soul with his passing.
Survivors include his loving wife, Isabelle, sister Marie Jamele, son and daughter-in-law, George and Kathryn Montagno and grandchildren, Amanda and Jennifer Wile.
A funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at S. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Walton Beach. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the church or a favorite charity. McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, is entrusted with arrangements.
Paschal (Pat) Dewitt Perry
Pascal (Pat) Dewitt Perry, age 50, a resident of 903 Beachview Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 1998 in a drowning accident in front of his home on Garnier Bayou. He was a native of Florala, Ala., the son of the late Dewitt Perry. A graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School and later from Loyola and New Orleans with a Master Degree. He was a hospital administrator and was a veteran of the US Army during Vietnam.
Survivors are, 2 sons, Taylor Perry of Fort Walton, Terry Perry of New Orleans; Wendy England of New Orleans; Mother, Theresa Smith Perry of Fort Walton; and grandson, Zachery England of New Orleans.
Funeral services from graveside, 2 pm Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Florala Greenwood Cemetery, Florala, Ala. In case of inclement weather then at Evans Funeral Home in Florala, Ala.
Jesse J. Fortenbury
Jesse J. Fortenbury, age 84, of Shalimar, Fla., died Sept. 19, 1998 at a local nursing home.
The day of Sept. 19, 1998 will be remembered by many because this is the day C.M.S. Jesse J. Fortenbury was called to his final home.
Chief Fortenbury retired from the Air Force after 28 years of service and spent the rest of his life enjoying helping others. He was well known for his assistance to the widows of Bob hope Village while the Village ws opening, as well as later.
He grew up in Centre, Ala. and still has close family and friends there. His wife Barbara P. Fortenbury will continue to live in Shalimar, Fla; having lived for 21 years in Orlando, Fla., he leaves many friends in central Florida. It was there he retired. He enjoyed serving as an official in the Professional Golf Tournaments of Central Florida.
Jesse will be greatly missed.
A visitation will be held Wed. Sept. 23, 1998 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. a service will be held at 2:00 p.m. all at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be held at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements.
William Howard "Boots" Buckelew
Mr. Boots Buckelew, age 70, Of Ft. Walton Beach, died suddenly on Sunday, September 20, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Buckelew was born August 30, 1928, in Auburndale, Florida. He grew up in Opp, Alabama, and moved to Ft. Walton Beach in 1953. He served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1952 and retired from the civil service at Eglin Air Force Base in 1990. He was charter member of Cinco Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. The two deepest joys of Mr. Buckelew's life were his relationships with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and with his family and friends. His most fervent desire was to see everyone he knew and loved come to know Christ.
Mr. Buckelew is preceded in death by his parents, George D. and Gladys Mooney Buckelew. He is survived by daughter, Deni Schuster of Ft. Walton Beach; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Gates Bryant and their children, Leah and Curtis, of Gainesville, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Kitti and Scott Capps and their children, Holly, Mackenzie, and Kelly Anne, of Ft. Walton Beach; sister, Olivia Herring of Prattville, Alabama; brother, George L. Buckelew of Opp, Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Buckelew will be Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 11:00AM in the Cinco Baptist Church with Dr. Mickey Hawkins and Rev. Daniel J. Adkinson officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetary. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening,September 22, 1998 from 6:00 to 8:00PM.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the church of your choice or to the charitable organization of your choice in memory of Mr. William H. Buckelew.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32547 is in charge of the arrangements.