Normand V. Levesque
Normand V. Levesque, age 77, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in a local health care facility.
Mr. Levesque moved to this area 13 years ago from Nutbush, Tenn., and operated a window cleaning service. He was a member of the Living Word Church in Navarre, Fla. Mr. Levesque was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, and a patient at Emerald Coast Center for the past few years.
Survivors include three sons, Michael, Eric and Phillipe Levesque; and one daughter, Marcia Levesque.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Little Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at Living Word Church in Navarre on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Reginald Pugh officiating. Interment will follow at 10:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Jane Duke
Doris Jane Duke, age 73, died Oct. 10, 1998, in Concord, Calif.
She was a resident of Concord since January 1996 and a former resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Mrs. Duke was a native of Holland, Mich., and Wyoming, Mich. She was an accountant and officer manager for 30 years, and a member of the DRC Club of Walnut Creek, Calif., Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach, and Bethel Church in Holland.
Survivors include her daughter, Carla Rachel Duke of Oakland, Calif.; and brother, Murl Wilterdink of Grandville, Mich.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Trinity Reformed Church in Holland, with burial in Restlawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, Walnut Creek, is in charge of arrangements.
Alexander Chance Griffin
Master Alexander Chance Griffin, age 2, of 222 Fairway Circle, Panama City Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in a local hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Brad and Tia Griffin of Panama City Beach; sister, Ashley Griffin of Panama City Beach; maternal grandparents, Sandy Jack and Carolyn Brown of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Edwina Griffin of Peachtree City, Ga.; maternal great-grandfather, James E. Brown of DeFuniak Springs; paternal great-grandparents, Louise Griffin of Midland City, Ala., Gillis Griffin of Dothan, Ala., and Loraine Harper of Dothan; aunts, Kim Griffin Lanoue of Sharpsburg, Ga., and Shalene Brown of DeFuniak Springs; uncle, Christopher P. Brown of DeFuniak Springs.
Funeral services for Chance will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Southerland Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Children's Miracle Network of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
Southerland Funeral Home, Panama City, is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara J. Bryla
Barbara J. (Walker) Bryla of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was called home to Heaven on Oct. 15, 1998, after an extended illness. She was 65 years old.
She was a homemaker, grandmother and administrator for the family business. Barbara was born in Theodore, Ala., to Roy and Bertha Walker. She married Lt. Cmdr. "Don" Bryla, fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy, in 1956. Barbara toured the world as she accompanied Don during his Naval appointments. She worked with her sister, Doris Jordan, at the Okaloosa Island Authority.
Barbara is survived by her husband and three sons: Michael Bryla of Fort Walton Beach, Larry Bryla of Fort Walton Beach, and Greg Bryla of Orlando, Fla.; She had three grandchildren, Chandler, Walker and Barclay Bryla. She is also survived by three brothers, Arnold Walker, Johnny Ray Walker and Aurther Walker.
The family thanks all who prayed for her. We will miss her deeply. Thanks be to God for bringing her into our lives.
A memorial service will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m., with graveside services in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Eileen Veronica Koza
Eileen Veronica Koza, age 83, of Destin, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Koza was born on Nov. 14, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late James and Teresa Bridget O'Connell. Mrs. Koza was an executive secretary retired from Sandoz #####, and later was supervisor of reception at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. She moved to Destin one year ago from West Orange, N.J., and attended Christ our Redeemer Catholic Church in Niceville, Fla.
She is survived by a son, James Koza and wife Amelia of Niceville; son, Thomas Koza and wife Olga of Cumberland, R.I.; grandson, James M. Koza and wife Alicia of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Kirsten Reed and husband Vincent of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; great-granddaughters, Meagan R. Koza of Nashville, Sarah K. Reed of Fort Walton Beach, and Haleigh A. Reed of Fort Walton Beach; sisters, Mary Mageean of Hicksville, N.Y., Rita McBride of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Theresa Nathan of Bethpage, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Koza will be conducted on Friday in New York.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Our Redeemer Church in Niceville at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the doctors and Intensive Care Unit at Twin Cities Hospital for their compassion and caring.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Dalton Knight Battles
Mrs. Dalton Knight Battles, age 89, of Boaz, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Marshall Medical Center South.
Mrs. Battles was a member of First Baptist Church of Boaz.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Boaz Carr Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tommy Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Survivors include her sons, James Earl Battles of Florida, and Donald Dempsey Battles of Thailand; daughter, Marie Battles Cox of Winsonville, Ala.; half-sister, Maudell Chastain of Sand Mountain, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Boaz Carr Funeral Home, Boaz, is in charge of arrangements.
Natividad B. Regalado
Natividad B. Regalado, age 90, of Navarre, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at his home.
He is survived by three daughters, Medy Bailey of Navarre, and Laurencia and Gloria Regalado of New York; and sons, Arson and Edgardo Regalado of New York, and Manolo Regalado of the Philippines.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Father Steven O'Conner of St. Sylvester Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Willie Bryan Ferdon
Mr. Willie B. Ferdon, age 57, of Crestview, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Ferdon was born in Okaloosa County, Fla., on Nov. 19, 1940, and had lived most of his life here. He was a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE 2624 and was a retired U.S. Army veteran of Korea and Vietnam.
Survivors inlude his wife, Grace Ferdon; son, Wally Ferdon; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Joe Cotton; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Polly Ferdon, all of Crestview, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Archie Davis, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; great aunt, Willie Mae Carver, of Crestview, Fla.; sister-in-law, Jenny Franklin, of Sparta, Tenn.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Maxine and Malcolm Humphrey, of Prattville, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be conducted from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at the Whitehurst Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at the Chapel of Whitehurst Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Skates officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Crestview, Fla.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of the Whitehurst Funeral Home, 436 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, Fla.
Hazel M. Barley
Mrs. Hazel M. Barley, age 72, of Freeport, Fla., died Oct. 16, 1998, at Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville, Fla. She was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Freeport, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of the Freeport area. Mrs. Barley was Methodist by faith and a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Garrett, and her mother, Linnie Linton Garrett.
Mrs. Barley is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gene Barley, of Freeport, Fla.; three sons, B.J. Sanders and his wife, Sandra D. Sanders, of Fort. Payne, Ala., Russ Barley, of Freeport, Fla., and Greg Barley, and his wife, Lana, of Freeport, Fla.; one daughter, T.J. Chancey, of Freeport, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth Garrett Jr.; two sisters, Bernice Cadenhead, of Freeport, Fla., and Jewel Smith, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in the Clary-Godwin Chapel with the Rev. Bill Hunter officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home. Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James Vincent Briggs
James Vincent Briggs, 77, of Niceville, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at his home. He was a native of Memphis, Tenn., and the only son of Julius and Victoria Brignardello.
Mr. Briggs retired from the United States Navy as a naval pilot and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, four Good Conduct Medals and the National Defense Medal. While on active duty, he was attached to the Commandant of the Sixth Naval District and Helicopter Utility Squadron One. His memberships include the AMVETS Post 78, the DAV #112, the American Legion Post #235 and was a charter member of the Elks Lodge #2747.
Survivors include his wife, Bernadine Briggs, of Niceville; his sons, Michael Brignardello and wife, Diane, of Nashville, Dennis Briggs; two grandchildren, Angelia and Paul Briggs; cousin, Alice Brignardello; sister-in-law, Alma Jeter, all of Memphis; a brother-in-law, Walter Reynolds and his wife, Pat, of Vicksburg, Miss.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at the AMVETS Post 78 located at 910 Valastics Ave. in Valparaiso.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 1005 W. College Blvd, Suite B, Niceville, Fla., 32578, or the Florida Elks Children's Hospital in Umatilla, Fla.
The care of Mr. Briggs was entrusted to Milton Funeral Home.