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FLORIDA - Okaloosa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 70

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Date: Thursday, 28 February 2008, at 10:37 a.m.

Delores "Dee" Santarone
Delores "Dee" Santarone, age 65, of Hamilton, MT died Thursday (Sept. 17th) north of Darby from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Born on August 2, 1932 in Sayre, Penn, the daughter of the late Donald & Kathryn Chaffee Steele.
Dee graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, N.Y. and went to work at Bendix in Elmira. Later transferred to Baltimore Bendix Division. She met Pasquale "Pat" Santarone who worked for the Baltimore Orioles. They were married on December 26, 1962 in Elmira, N.Y. Upon Dee's retirement from Bendix and Pat's retirement from the Orioles the couple relocated to the Bitterroot Valley settling in Hamilton in 1991.
Dee was active in the Bitterroot Quilters Guild, MDM-Hospice of the Bitterroot. A active member of the Hamilton Golf Club. She enjoyed bowling with the "High Rollers".
She was loved by all and will be missed dearly, her beloved dog Katie misses & searches for her.
Surviving include: her husband of 35 years, Pat of Hamilton, Mt; daughter, Debbie Draxler and grandson Stephen Draxler of Susanville, Ca; son, Douglas R. & his wife Kathy Draxler and grandson, John W. Draxler of Fort Walton Beach; sister, Elsie Coburn of Gilbertsville, NY, and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Cremation will take place and the urn will be placed in the family plot at St. Peter & Paul's cemetery in Elmira, NY.
Family suggests memorials to MDM-Hospice of the Bitterroot-1200 Westwood Dr., Hamilton, Mt 59840.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton, Mt.

Thelma Irene Patty Bates
Mrs. Thelma Irene Patty Bates, age 87, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away September 19, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Bates was born June 18, 1911 in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of the Shalimar Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bates is preceded in death by her loving husband James H. Bates, Sr. of Memphis, Tenn; two sons, Michael Lloyd and Finis Langdon Bates; two daughters, Eleanor Kay Bates and Paula Melanie Gunter. Her mother Eula P. Householder and sister Florence Patty; one grandson, Patrick Bates and one great grandson, Chadwick Duncan. She is survived by daughter, Patricia C. Coureton and husband Harold of Centralia, Missouri; daughter, Emily I. Wilkinson and husband Robert of Fort Walton Beach; daughter Gail Hiser and husband Larry of Pasadena, Texas; step-daughter, Marlene Clark and husband Ray of Austin, Texas; son, James H. Bates, Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas; son, Henry H. Bates and wife Sharon of Ventura, Iowa; son, David M. Bates of Fort Walton Beach; thirty-two grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bates will be Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. in the Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor William Reese officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33 rd Street, 11 th Floor, New York, New York 10016, (800) 622-9010, in memory of Mrs. Thelma Irene Bates.
"Always a smile, never a frown, Always a hand when someone was down, Happiness you gave to everyone you know, No better things could anyone do. Your presence brought joy to everyone's heart, Laughter and cheerfulness right from the start, God gave us a gift, then took it away, But your beautiful memory is here to stay. The blow was hard, the shock severe, We little dreamed your death so near, And only those who have lost can tell, The pain of parting without a farewell."

Sharleen M. Jordan
Sharleen M. Jordan, age 47, of Macon, Ga. died Thursday, Sept. 17, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Jordan worked as a civilian pay technician for the Georgia Air National Guard, and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Macon.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas C. Jordan of Macon, Ga.; one son, Justin P. Jordan of Las Vegas, Nev.; a step-daughter, Lindsay C. Jordan of Chattanooga, Tenn.; her parents, Alfred T. and Erin Ingle of Fort Walton Beach, a grandmother, Gladys Peachy of Montreal, Canada; sisters, Debhra Bagenholm of Pensacola, Bridgette Bass of Pensacola, Patsy Joiner of Colorado Springs; Denise Fonseca of Honolulu, Hawaii., and Geraldine Harvey of Los Angeles, Calif.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Macon, Ga. on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2:00 p.m.
The family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon, Ga. 31208 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4406, Macon, Ga. 31208.

Ernest E. (Ed) Wysong
Ed was born in Richmond, Virginia, son of the late, James R. Wysong and Nora J. Miller Wysong. Ed was a seventh generation American descendant of the original Wysong immigrants in 1738.
In early years Ed was an avid radio amateur, and joined the naval reserves as such in 1940. Soon thereafter he was called to a one-year active duty tour that WWII extended to five. All this time was spent at sea on USS Lapwing (AVP-1) in the north Atlantic and on the USS Bennington in the Pacific. Ed later joined the Air Force and retired after 20 years, in 1962, as a Chief Master Sergeant from Tyndall AFB in Panama City Beach, Florida. Ed then was employed as a training spe#####t at the Army missile school, Huntsville, Alabama, in 1972. He then moved to Mexico Beach, Florida. Owned and operated a motel, bought and developed Wysong Sub-Division in Mexico Beach. Sold real estate and finally retired again in 1982. Ed was a Mason, lifetime V.F.W., Hurlburt Field Surf Side Club and the Senior Citizen Club where he loved to shoot pool with the guys.
He leaves behind his loving wife and companion Clarice, sister Thelma Hicks of Andalusia Alabama, and brother Richard Wysong of Richmond, Va. Several nieces', nephew's, grand nieces' and nephew's, and great grand nieces' and nephew's.
McLaughlin-Aultman will carry out Ed's wishes to be cremated and later a private service at Fort Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida. He asked that donations be made to the Empty Stocking, Leukemia Society, Hospice, or your favorite charity.
McLaughlin-Aultman Funeral Home in Crestview is entrusted with arrangements.

Harry Bradley Keller
Harry Bradley Keller, Cdr. United States Navy (Ret.), age 78, died at sea on September 1, 1998. He was a 1943 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He earned a Masters Degree in Naval Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Doctorate of Business Administration from George Washington University. He was a professor of Economics, Business and Management at the Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird, Arizona, and, most recently, Troy State University.
He was a member of the Fort Walton Beach Kiwanis Club and Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by Lois Lee Keller, his wife of 56 years, his children, Carol Wood of New Jersey, Nancy Maher of Maryland and Brad Keller of Mary Esther, as well as seven grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on October 25, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Building Fund, 403 Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547.

Martha Ruth Lane
Martha Ruth Lane, age 75, of Niceville, Florida, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998 in a local hopsital.
She was born March 9, 1923 to Raymond and Annie Pope Riddle in Holmes County, Fla. She lived in Pensacola, Fla. until becoming ill and moving to Niceville, Fla. residing in Bay Heritage Nursing Home.
Survivors include her son, Roger B. Lane of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Ruby Holladay of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; brother, Jennings Riddle of Enterprise, Ala.; Sister-in-law, Vallie Riddle Flournoy of Geneva, Ala.; five nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted from McLaughlin Mortuary on Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. James Spencer officiating.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 Hospital Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548. McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Florida is entrusted with the arrangements.

Julie Ann Woodson
Sweet Angel, Julie Ann Woodson, age 34, was called to heaven on Sept. 23, 1998. She was a hair sylist at Hair Topix, and a member of Tops 115. She is loved by many friends, relatives and all who knew her.
Julie is survived by her parents, Charles and Sheila Woodson; brothers, Paul and Gary Woodson; sister, Sandra Woodson; sister-in-law, Christina Woodson; nieces, Stephanie; goddaughter, Isabella; and nephew, Alexander, whom she loved dearly; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services for Julie will be Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Canon Michael G. Carr officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 NE Jackson Street, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 in memory of Julie Ann Woodson.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547 is in charge of the arrangements.

Morgan Lamar Rollo
Mr. Morgan Lamar Rollo, age 70, of Freeport died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998 in Panama City, Fla. Mr. Rollo was protestant by faith.
Mr. Rollo is survived by his mother Ruby Mayberry of Freeport; two daughters, Donna Rollo of Crestview and Pamela Rollo of Manna, Texas.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 at the Damascus Assembly of God Church with Pastor T.C. Moon and Rev. Louis Taunton officiating. Interment will follow in the Hatcher Cemetery.
Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 in the Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Chester L. Carter
Chester L. Carter, age 76, of Laurel Hill, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23. He was a native of Walton County and had lived in Okaloosa County since 1949. Mr. Carter was retired from Civil Service at Eglin AFB. He was a Mason, Laurel Hill Lodge 44 F. & A.M., a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Laurel Hill Chapter #189, and a Gideon. Mr. Carter was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill and an avid beekeeper.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Carter of Laurel Hill; three sons, John Carter of Oklahoma City, Okla., Michael Carter of Forest Park, Ga., and Richard Carter of Laurel Hill; one brother, Corbin Carter of Augusta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Deborah Carter of McDonough, Ga., Jason Carter of Laurel Hill, Lindsey Shackleford of Crestview, and Suzanne Carter of Oklahoma City, Okla.,
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Rev. Jerry Everage officiating. Burial will follow in the Reeder Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lottie Wootton Murphy
Mrs. Lottie Wootton Murphy, age 90, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Delta Health Care Center in Destin, Florida. She was born in Stewart County, Tenn., Nov. 5, 1907, the daughter of David Edgar Wootton and Emma Norfleet Wooton. On Sept. 10, 1928, she was married to Dudley Murphy of Springfield, Tenn., who preceded her in death. Together they operated Murphy, Inc., a funeral business, in Clarksville, Tenn., for over twenty-five years. For many years, Mrs. Murphy was a surgical nurse at Clarksville Memorial Hospital before joining her husband in the funeral business.
Mrs. Murphy is survivied by one daughter, Patricia Agerton, of Fort Walton Beach ,Fla., as well as three grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated for Mrs. Murphy for Monsignor Patrick Cunningham, on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11:00 a.m., at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Destin, Fla. Preceding the Mass, visitation will take place, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Rosary at 10:30 a.m.
Mrs. Murphy will be interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn., at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, followed by graveside prayers offered by Rev. Eric Fowlkes, of Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksville. Sykes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements of Tenn.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Lottie Wootton Murphy.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32547 is in charge of local arrangements.

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