Eddie Earl Goodwin Sr.
Eddie Earl Goodwin Sr., age 66, a life-long resident of Niceville, Fla., died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 at 8:06 p.m. God took our father after an extended illness.
Mr. Goodwin was born in Crestview, Fla., on May 11, 1932 to the late Thomas Edison and Earnestine Goodwin, also of Niceville. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Goodwin is survived by his children who he loved dearly, Eddie Earl Goodwin Jr. of Freeport, Fla., Steve Goodwin of Niceville and Michael Goodwin and his wife, Angie, of Navarre, Fla.; daughters, Heidi Roach and her husband, Curtis, of Niceville and Sherrie Hinley and her husband, Scott, of Niceville; grandchildren, Misty Jones, Kimberly Leyda, Dustin Roach, Ryan and Blake Hinley, Elizabeth and Leah Goodwin and great grandchild, Trenton Jones, all of Niceville; and his brothers and sisters.
The family will be receiving friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church of Niceville on Monday, Oct. 5, 1998 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Davis Rhodes and Rev. Bill Nester officiating.
Interment will follow in the Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview. Active pallbearers will be Bobby and Robby Davis, Ricky Alford, John Higgerson Curtis and Dustin Roach.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gilbert, Allen and Jeff Landingham.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Florida.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla., is entrusted with arrangements.
Frances Cobb Edwards
Frances Cobb Edwards, age 70, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 1998, at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Mrs. Edwards was a retired auditing supervisor with the Sears, Roebuck, and Co. in Fort Walton Beach with 18 years of service. Frances was born in Gibsonville, N.C., and had resided in this area for the past 33 years. She was an active and faithful member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Walton Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Kit C. Edwards, of Fort Walton Beach; her three daughters, Paneen Edwards Froneberger and her husband, Al, of Lake Wylie, S.C., Kathey Edwards Chambers and her husband, Truett, of Enterprise, Ala., and Kitty Edwards Odom and her husband, Dexter, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; her brothers, V. W. Cobb Jr., of Gibsonville, N.C., and John Albert Cobb and his wife, Bobbie, of Jamestown, N.C.; her sister, Vera Cobb Ingle and her husband, Carson, of Whitsett, N.C.; her six grandchildren, Marcy Froneberger Little and her husband, Bobby, John Alex Froneberger, Lee Chambers, Marilee Chambers, Davis Odom and Kelsey Odom; and her great-granddaughter, Kaity Froneberger; and her beloved dog, Cricket.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at the McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Walton Beach with the Rev. Steve Marko officiating. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery of Fort Walton Beach.
Floral contributions are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Mortgage Reduction Fund, 363 W. Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Louise Maloy Beck
Louise Maloy Beck, 86, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sunday at Westwood Health Care Center.
The only daughter of Seignora Ray and Samuel Oscar Maloy, Martha Louise Maloy grew up in Opp, Ala. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Huntingdon College in 1934.
In 1935, she married Charles Paul Beck of Troy, Ala. The family lived in Andalusia, Ala., before moving to Fort Walton Beach in 1958.
A gifted pianist, she taught music for 10 years in Andalusia, Ala., and for over 25 years in Fort Walton Beach. She was for many years an active member of the Florida State Music Teachers Association, the Okaloosa County Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association. She served as pianist for the First Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach for about 30 years.
She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Beck Lord, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Charlotte Beck, of Clinton, N.Y.; sons-in-law, Perry D. Lord, and Tom Jones; and two grandchildren, Leslie Carlisle Towery and Michael Beck Towery of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Private funeral services will be held at a later date.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.
Patricia C. Powell
Patricia C. Powell, age 67, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away Friday evening, Oct. 2, 1998, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Patricia was a homemaker and a Christian by faith. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and had resided in this area for the past 51 years. Patricia was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin J. Powell; and her parents, Hugh C. and Helen Leachman.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca K. Mauro of Shalimar; stepdaughters, Bonnie Schneider of Alamogordo, N.M., and Sandra Tsanganelias of Springfield, Va.; stepsons, John Powell Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., George Powell of Springfield, and Jimmy Powell of Crestview, Fla.; and 19 grandchildren, Jennifer Powell, Jessica Powell, Jimbo Powell, Jaime Powell, Jeannie Powell, Joyce Powell, Paul Powell, Pam Powell, George Powell Jr., Cecilia Powell, Kyle Powell, Katie Powell, Lisa Mauro, Vincent Mauro, Shaun Tsanganelias, Niko Tsanganelias, Marika Tsanganelias, Eric Kessinger and J.B. Schneider.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted in Beal Memorial Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, with the Rev. John Dickerson officiating.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave. SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
Patricia Catherine McLean
My co-pilot took her last flight on Oct. 4, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Patricia McLean, age 61, was born Sept. 18, 1937, in Norton, Kan., to the late Leo and Helen Donovan.
She retired to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 28 years ago after a career with her husband in the Air Force. Mrs. McLean attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and enjoyed playing bridge in a private club.
Mrs. McLean was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Donovan; and uncle, Ben O'Connor. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Monte McLean of Fort Walton Beach; son, William J. McLean and wife Janice of Phoenix; daughter, Debra A. Majors and husband Joseph E. of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Susan K. McLean of Valparaiso, Fla.; son, John T. McLean of Fort Walton Beach; grandchildren, Patricia Majors, Jason McLean and Joseph "Ryan" Majors; sister, Anna Lee Forgy of Norton, Kan.; brother, Ben Donovan and wife Wava of Norton, Kan.; sister, Mary Jean Mueller and husband Larry of Greeley, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Millie Carroll of Lakewood, Colo.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Mullins officiating. Interment will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla., at 1:15 p.m.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m.
Asked to serve as active pallbearers are: Bob Gallavan, Jim Jansa, John Wilkinson, Joe Williams, Stew Stewart, Joe McArthur, John Wolfe and Jerry Poltorak.
The family of Mrs. McLean would like to say a special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Northwest Florida and to the staff of the 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Joan Gee Ray
Joan Gee Ray, age 67, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Mrs. Ray was a homemaker; a member of South Walton Baptist Church; and had resided in this area for the past 16 years.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald R. Ray; daughter, Sharron Wilson and husband George of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; son, Randy Ray and wife Jane of Freeport, Fla.; brother, Clark Gee of Santa Rosa Beach; sisters, Bobbie Gibbons of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Ruth Plenty of Santa Rosa Beach, Virginia Dickey, Jean Abston and Martha Cannon, all of Memphis; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted at First Baptist Church of Santa Rosa Beach on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Toby Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Gulf Cemetery of Santa Rosa Beach. Mrs. Ray will be moved to the church one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the building fund of South Walton Baptist Church in memory of Joan Ray, 45 Bay Magnolia, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entrusted with arrangements.
Myrtle Duke Cawthon
Myrtle Duke Cawthon, age 58, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at her residence.
Mrs. Cawthon was a lifelong resident of DeFuniak Springs and Baptist by faith.
Mrs. Cawthon was preceded in death by her father, Levi Duke; mother, Carrie Alford Duke; and sisters, Exley Wardwell and Mary Lee Smith.
She is survived by her sons, Charles L. Alford and wife Michelle, and Richard R. Alford; daughters, Terri Newby, Lisa Martin and husband Mark; sister, Bessie Mae Howell, all of DeFuniak Springs; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery.
Friends may all on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Flowers are being accepted.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lytle Ray Perkins
Lt. Col. Lytle Ray Perkins, U.S. Air Force retired, age 77, died Oct. 3, 1998, in a local hospital.
He had been a resident of the local area since 1965. Lt. Col. Perkins was a veteran of over 28 years of service and retired in 1969 from TAWC at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He was a command pilot, having served in World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and additional 10 Air Medals while flying 52 combat missions in the B-17s (Flying Fortress planes) from Africa and Italy.
He commanded the 341st Bomb Squad in Africa and Italy and he also commanded the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron (C-130s) at Sewart Air Force Base, Tenn. He received numerous other awards and decorations during his military career.
He was a member of the Retired Officer's Club, Eglin Air Force Base; and lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 72, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Lt. Col. Perkins attended the University of Tennessee and the University of Virginia. He completed a master's degree in International Relations while attending the Air War College.
Lt. Col. Perkins is survived by Maude (Mickie) Reed Perkins, his wife of 48 years; daughter, Cynthia Raye and son-in-law, Charles King and three grandchildren, Brittany, Brandt and Trevor King of Arlington, Texas; sister, Charlene Avery of Adamsville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Betty Perkins of Dyersburg, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Christine Perkins of Adamsville. He was the son of the late Charles and Nola Swinea Perkins of Adamsville.
The family will receive friends at McLaughlin Mortuary on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel with a military chaplain officiating. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors.
Floral tributes are acceptable, or for those who desire, a memorial donation may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Jackson St. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, in memory of Lytle R. Perkins.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Gayle Frances Smith
Gayle Frances Selfridge Smith, age 48, of Escondido, Calif., passed away Monday, Oct. 5. 1998.
She was born in Detroit on Dec. 15, 1949.
Survivors include her son, Jody Lee Fraley of Escondido; brother, Gary Lee Sulfridge of Taylor, Mich.; and parents, Leon (Jack) Franklin and Norma Jean Sulfridge of SantaRosa Beach, Fla.
Her wish was to be cremated.
The family asks that donations be made to Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025; or to your favorite charity.
Susan Dianne Ciontea
Susan Dianne Ciontea, age 42, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 4. 1998, in a local hospital.
Ms. Ciontea was born on Sept. 19, 1956, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Bill Barber and Mary Nadine Garrison. She moved to Fort Walton Beach three years ago from Tampa, Fla., and was manager of Classic Memorials.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Barber. She is survived by her mother, Mary Nadine Garrison of Jonesboro; sister, Sandra Headrick of Mary Esther, Fla.; sister, Lisa A. Betts of Jonesboro; grandmother, Ruby Adams of Jonesboro; nephew, Dennis Blankenship of Memphis; niece, Blair Betts of Jonesboro; stepfather, Jim Garrison of Jonesboro; niece, Twilla Pierce of Jonesboro; nephew, Chris Blankenship of Mary Esther, Fla.; fiance, Joe Kramer of Fort Walton Beach.
A memorial service for Ms. Ciontea will take place in Jonesboro at a later date.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of local arrangements.