Lou Brady Tarkenton
Lou Brady Tarkenton, age 84, of Niceville, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, in a local nursing home.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1913, in Wilmington, Del., and was a retired psychologist. She moved to this area in 1993, moving here from Key West, Fla.
Survivors include her daughters, Margaret ET Harris of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Melanie Tarkenton of Millvalley, Calif.; brother, Winfield H. Brady of Big Pine Key, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
At Mrs. Tarkenton's request, her remains will be cremated.
McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Willie Mae Tyree
Willie Mae Tyree, age 80, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., died Sunday morning, Oct. 18, 1998.
Mrs. Tyree moved to Gulf Breeze in 1977 with her husband Curtis after his retirement. Though she had worked as a postal employee and a bank teller, Mrs. Tyree was a homemaker. She was president of the Crestview Band Parents Association; did charitable work, as well as serving as the president of the Ladies Auxiliary at the hospital in Crestview, while Mr. Tyree was working with the FAA at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, Fla.
Mrs. Tyree was preceded in death by her son, Curtis "Tony" L. Tyree Jr. She is survived by her husband, Curtis L. Tyree of Gulf Breeze; daughter, Betty (Edwards) Perdue of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Garland W. Warden and wife Evelyn of Old Hickory, Tenn.; grandchildren, William Brain Edwards of Jacksonville, Fla., and Amy Melissa Hawkins of Columbia, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Joseph Michael Edwards and Brain Anthony Edwards, both of Biloxi, Miss.; and nieces, Linda Lannom and Brenda Manlove.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home with Hospice Chaplain George Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens .
The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Carlton Daugette, Donald Sturdevant, Gearge Boyce, Lee Tubbs, Maxwell Buckley, Merle Bare and Bill Spencer.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 2001 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501.
Martin Funeral Home, Gulf Breeze, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Marie Mallory
Elizabeth Marie Mallory, age 43, of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., passed away at her residence with her family present on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, after a long battle with cancer.
"Betsy" was born in Charleston, S.C., on May 28, 1955, and lived in Northwest Florida since August 1990.
Mrs. Mallory is survived by her husband, Kenneth Mallory of Eglin Air Force Base; mother, Betty Wilson of Shalimar, Fla.; daughter, Amy Rutland and husband Chris of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sons, Adam and Aaron Mayers, both of Eglin Air Force Base; stepdaughters, Christina Palen and husband Randy, Tonya Clover and husband Del, and Angelia Mallory, all of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; brothers, Kelley Wilson Jr. and wife Anita of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Steve Wilson and wife Sheri of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sister, Jill Martin and husband Gary of Chattanooga; and eight grandchildren.
Betsy was deeply loved by all her family and friends. All who loved her have their lives enriched because she loved them as well. She meant so much to so many people and will be long remembered and truly missed.
A memorial service for Mrs. Mallory will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Chapel No. 2, Eglin Air Force Base.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Pearl Molten Hollinghead
Pearl Moulton Hollinghead, age 79, 202 Hood Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Oct. 19, 1998, in Mizell Memorial Hospital. She was formerly of Opp, Ala.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Peaceful Acres.
Survivors include her husband, John C. Hollinghead of Fort Walton Beach; daughters, Dot Pearce of Fort Walton Beach, Ann Sharon of Bonifay, Fla., Frances Spurlin of Opp, and Vontine Jackson of Opp; son, Jerry Hollinghead; sister, Merle Holloway, both of Opp; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Alzheimer's research.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Elliot Sharon, John Kilcrease, Skip Spurlin, Cory Spurlin, Beau Pearce and David McMichael.
Wyatt Funeral Home, Opp, is in charge of arrangements.
Herman Conrad Finkel
Lt. Cmdr. Herman Conrad Finkel, U.S. Navy retired, age 75, of the Blackman community, Fla., passed away Monday morning, Oct. 19, 1998, in a local hospital.
He was born in Plainfield, N.J., on March 19, 1923, and was a resident of Garwood, N.J. Mr. Finkel attended Trenton State Teachers College until the war broke out. He entered the U.S. Navy, where he served as a naval aviator for 23 years until his retirement in 1965 from Whiting Field, Fla. Mr. Finkel had been a resident of the Blackman community since 1963.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry M. Finkel.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Finkel; sons and their wives, Rodney C. and Mary Finkel of Dayton, Tenn., Dale E. and Patricia Finkel, and Kenneth M. and Kathy Finkel, all of Blackman; daughter, Karen Finkel Haworth of Milton, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Janet Riddle of Blackman; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 1005 W. College Blvd., Niceville, FL 32578.
A private service will be held for the family.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Clinton Dennis King
Clinton Dennis King, age 21, a resident of Wedowee, Ala., died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, in an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Alabama Heritage Chapel with burial following in Alabama Heritage Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his father, Grover King Sr. Survivors include his mother, Evelyn King; brothers, Grover King Jr. and Jim King, all of Wedowee; grandmother, Florence Ackley of Otisville, N.Y.; grandparents, Ulys and Louie King of Montgomery, Ala.; aunts and uncles, Patricia and Jonas Williams of Slate Hill, N.Y., Nancy and Nicole Finn of Middletown, N.Y., Jennie and Bill Seeley of Pine Bush, N.Y., Jean and Don Smith of Otisville, William Ackley of AFB, NC., and Larry and Lynn King of Tennessee; and a host of cousins and other relatives.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Glenn Smith
Joseph Glenn Smith, age 25, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998.
Joe was the son of Bobbie J. and Elizabeth J. Barker Smith of Fort Walton Beach.
Joe's life was filled with laughter, joy and love. Although he departed from this life at the early age of 25 years, he had touched many hearts and his memory will be cherished by many.
During his early education years, Joe was a member of the Pryor Pirates basketball team, football team and band. He was a member of the 1990 state championship football team at Choctawhatchee High School. He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School with the Class of 1991. Joe was a business partner with his father at Smith and Son Construction Co.
He leaves to forever cherish his memory his parents, Bobbie J. and Elizabeth J. Smith; sons, Masters Keonte Bush and Keenan Hartley; sisters, Veronica Renee (Jacques) Thomas and Lisa Marie Hanks; niece and nephews, Taja Hanks, D'Barren Smith, Jacques Thomas, Torey Thomas and Darius Hanks, all of Fort Walton Beach. He is also survived by his grandfather, Willie D. Smith of Huntington, Tenn.; devoted uncle, Rochell Barker of Fort Walton Beach, and the following relatives who reside in various cities and states: aunts, Lucy F. Clark, Jeanette Guilford, Annie (Randall) Carter, Connie Williams and Teresa Washington; uncles, David, Willie (Alice), James, Tommy (Sylvia), Jerry, Craig and Eddie Smith, Willie, Pernell Bruce and Uclas, William (Meshell) Barker and Warren (Louise) Sheffield.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Beulah First Baptist Church, 109 McGriff St., Fort Walton Beach.
A service of love and adoration for Joe will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at Beulah First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery with People Funeral Home, Marianna, Fla., directing.
"If parting has left a void, fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
These things I know you will miss.
But be not burdened with times of sorrow
Just fill your day with the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I've savored much
Good friends, good times, and my loved one's touch.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Just lift your hearts, join with God, and set me free."
Grace Reeves DeLoach
Grace Reeves DeLoach, age 83, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Oct. 14, 1998, in Tallahassee.
Funeral services were conducted on Oct. 17 at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Andalusia, Ala., with burial in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. DeLoach was a native of Opp, Ala., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1975. She lived in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for 25 years. She was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Walter Glenn DeLoach of Tallahassee; daughters, Patricia DeLoach Godwin of Winter Park, Fla., and Lucy DeLoach Smith of Tallahassee; and grandchildren, Laura Godwin Hinson of Pensacola, Fla., and Kimberly Brooke Smith of Tallahassee.
Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Homes, Riggins Road Chapel, Tallahassee, is in charge of arrangements.
Edward G. Whiston
Edward G. Whiston, age 74, of Destin, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Whiston had moved and retired in Destin in 1990 from a position with Cook County, Ill., as chief traffic engineer.
Ed was a member of the Army Air Force's 93rd Bomb Group and served as a second lieutenant navigator aboard B-17s during World War II. He was shot down in 1944 over Germany, captured and interned as a POW for nine months before escaping to friendly lines as the war drew to a close.
Mr. Whiston served his community and friends admirably well as a board member of the local MPO and Tourist Trade Commission, a committee member of Destin's Airport Committee, Public Works Committee, and a member of St. Vincent DePaul's Group, as well as an usher at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Destin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Whiston and Mrs. Rose (Larney) Whiston; stepfather, William Sullivan; brother, William "Bud" Whiston; and sister, "Bee" Sheedy, all of Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Whiston of Destin; sons and their wives, Timothy and Kathy, Brian and Debbie, and Dennis and Gerry Whiston; daughter and husband, Noreen and Jim Reese; stepdaughter, Tricia Pappas; stepson, Keith Meisner; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Mary Hennessy, all of Illinois.
Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Beach Drive, Destin. Interment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Vincent DePaul's Group of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is in entrusted with arrangements.
Katherine Gibbs Harris
Katherine Gibbs Harris, age 72, passed away at her home Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
She was born in Birmingham, Ala., on July 21, 1926, and had lived in Okaloosa County, Fla., since 1946. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed.
Katherine is survived by her son, David Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Tim Facius of Baltimore; granddaughters, Macon Harris of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Amy and Allison Facius of Baltimore; stepsons, Skipper, Doodle and Ric Harris of Fort Walton Beach; and sister-in-law, June Gibbs of Birmingham.
A memorial service will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Steven Olivier officiating.
McLaughlin Funeral Homes entrusted with arrangements.