Agnes L. Cook
Agnes L. Cook, age 84, of Escambia Farms, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, in a Crestview, Fla., hospital.
Mrs. Cook was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County, Fla., and a member of Union Hill Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Ruth Cook of Escambia Farms; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Glen and J.B. Henley of Niceville, Fla., and Peggie and Tommy Martin of Crestview; grandchildren, Ragan Cook and Scott Cook of Escambia Farms, Donna Schanbeck of Niceville, Charollette Ruschmier and Angela Nicholson of Crestview; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at Union Hill Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Thursday with Mr. Tom Duncan and Mr. Pat Brinn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Cook will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.
Whitehurst Funeral Home, Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Richard D. McCormack
Richard D. "Dick" McCormack, age 71, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mr. McCormack was a native of Greenwich, Conn., and moved to this area 23 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and a member of VFW Post 7674, Elks Lodge 1795, DAV Chapter 72, and American Legion Post 235 for 21 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred O. McCormack.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Mark Mullikin of Madison, Wisc.; grandchildren, Lore Curtiss, and Brian and Patrick Mullikin; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Mullikin and Kaitlynn Curtiss.
Memorial services will be conducted at Little Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. with Stephen Olivier officiating.
Private interment services will be held at a later date in Barrancas National Cemetery.
Little Chapel Funeral Home, 910 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, entrusted with arrangements.
Robert Eugene Marshall
Robert Eugene Marshall, age 54, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 1999.
He was born in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 31, 1944, to the late Charles Knox and Margaret Cecile Marshall and had been a resident of the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area since 1970, moving here from Mobile. Mr. Marshall was the owner of S&M General Contractors Inc., and a member of the Home Builders Association in Fort Walton Beach.
Mr. Marshall was preceded in death by his grandmother, Tishie A. Sibley and his brother, Herman E. Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Anne V. Marshall of Shalimar; son, Steven H. Marshall and wife Christine of Atlanta; brother, Charles K. Marshall Jr. and wife Betty of Freeport, Fla.; brother, William E. Marshall and wife Helga of Germany; sister, Carolyn Goff and husband Doyle of Mobile; and sister, Barbara Holmes and husband William of Mobile.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Mr. Robert E. Marshall.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas J. Davis
Thomas J. Davis, age 74, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, 1999, at Twin Cities Hospital.
Mr. Davis was born in Troy, Ala., and moved to this area in 1960 before retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant, where he saw action in World War II and Korea. Mr. Davis was a well-known wood craftsman and cabinet maker in this area for the past 40 years. He was a member of North Bay Baptist Church in Seminole, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Hall Davis of Niceville; children, Catherine Jean Maguire of Sardis, Tenn., Shirley Faye Dial of Conley, Ga., Janet Marie Davis of Niceville, Thomas Robert Davis of Jackson, Tenn., John Stevens Davis of Flowery Branch, Ga., and Charles Melvin Davis of Niceville; brother, Glenn Davis of Phenix City, Ala.; sisters, Edney Tarvin, Elsie Raliet, both of Columbus, Ga., and Adeline Williams of Phenix City; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Chapel with the Rev. George Skipper officiating. Interment will follow in Liveoak Memorial Park Cemetery in Crestview, Fla.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Alma Howell DeShazo
Alma Howell DeShazo, age 69, of Freeport, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999.
Mrs. DeShazo was a member of Eastern Star, Freeport Chapter. She was Pentacostal by faith.
Mrs. DeShazo was preceded in death by her son, Mickey Joe Howell. Survivors include her sisters, Ella Douglas and Thelma Johnson; daughters, Paulette Bates and Barbara Thompson; sons, Ernest and wife Donna Howell, Dale and wife JoAnn Howell, and Johnnie and wife Brenda Howell, all of Freeport; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.C. O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Hatcher Cemetery in Freeport.
Pallbearers will be Tony Corman, Dennis Garrett, Jamie Thompson, Dobbin Bates, Tank Taylor and Buddy Clemmons. Honorary pallbearer is Mindi Thompson.
A time of visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel.
Clary-Godwin Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Clinton Johnson, age 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in Crestview, Fla.
He lived in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., for the past 21 years. Mr. Johnson was a member of Mossy Head Baptist Church and was Baptist by faith.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby E. Johnson; son, William C. "Bobby Joe" Johnson; and grandsons, James C. and Jeffrey E. Johnson.
He is survived by three sons, Winfred E., Charlie H. and Jimmy M. Johnson; daughters, Martha A. Crabtree and Shirley A. Thome; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Mossy Head Baptist Church with the Rev. Danford Morris officiating. Burial will be in Mossy head Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.
Comander Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Kathleen Agnes Barberree
Kathleen Agnes Barberree went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the age of 81.
Mrs. Barberree was born on April 11, 1917, in Coffee County, Ala., and had resided in Okaloosa County, Fla., most of her life.
Kathleen "Pure One."
"Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are they who keep his statues and seek him with all their heart." Psalm 119:1-2.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Woodrow Barberree; daughter, Ethelene Pruett; sons, Glenn Douglas Barberree and Ronnie Barberree; parents, Jack and Leona Weeks; and brothers, R.V. Weeks and Hughree Weeks.
She is survived by five sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles Edward Barberree, Donald Ray and Sally Ann Barberree, all of Crestview, Fla., Michael Eugene Barberree of Hartford, Ala., Rickey Lynn and Kimberly Barberree, and Mickey Wayne Barberree, all of Crestview; daughters and their husbands, Sharon Kaye and Dick Trent of Crestview, Linda Sue and Jimmy Huckabee of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Debra Ann and Raymond McLeod of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; son-in-law, Robert D. Pruett of Crestview; sister-in-law, Voncile Weeks of Samson, Ala.; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at First Assembly of God in Crestview with the Revs. Donnie Cadenhead and Mark English officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God.
"Mama." Sweetest name I know, you are the meaning of the word. No other could compare. Everyone who met you loved you. You will always be in our hearts. We will always be grateful for all of the sacrifices you made and all the love that you gave us. We will miss you so much. We love you, Mama. Your children and grandchildren.
Brackney Funeral Service, 480 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, is in charge of arrangements.
Duke Oliver Bethea
Duke Oliver Bethea, age 69, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, of an extended illness.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Wanda Bethea; and children, Duke Oliver Bethea II, (Dusty) and Rhonda and Danny Bice, and Lisa Vaba. He has one grandchild, Shay Bice; and a sister, Margie and Harold Kirkland.
Duke was a retired electrician and a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as a retired member of the local 136 union. He was a native of Birmingham, Ala., and a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Duke was a true southern gentleman; kind, caring and always eager to help anyone in any way he could. He loved life, his family, and most of all the Lord. He is an unforgettable man, someone you are proud to know, and even more proud to call your friend. He will be dearly missed by everyone.
Funeral services will be held in Birmingham.
David I. Cosson
David I. Cosson, age 66, 954 West Montrose St., Clermont, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Clermont.
He was born in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and moved to Clermont in 1953. He was a member of New Hope Love of God Church in Winter Garden, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine; brother, Shelly Cosson of DeFuniak Springs; and sisters, Gladys Mickler Jackson of Live Oak, Fla., and Ella Mae Rutsabeck of Groveland, Fla.
Arrangements by Kurfiss Funeral Chapel, 1018 West Ave., Clermont.
Helen H. Spalding
Helen H. Spalding, age 60, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Spalding was born in Elba, Ala., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Raleigh, N.C. She was a member of St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Niceville, where she was co-chairman of the Living With Cancer Group and founder and director of St. Jude's Gift and Book Shop. Helen was also a former Brownie den mother and Girl Scout leader.
She was preceded in death by her stepson, Richard C. Spalding of Durham, N.C. Survivors include her husband, William W. Spalding of Niceville; daughters, Helen S. Fowler of Clayton, N.C., and Heidi S. Price of Chapel Hill, N.C.; stepson, Warren Carter Spalding of Raleigh, N.C.; stepdaughter, Rebecca S. Murty of Tama, Iowa; brother, Charles L. Holloway of Franklinton, N.C.; sisters, Nell Holloway of Jack, Ala., and Mary Scutchfield of Lexington, Ky.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Niceville on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Arnold Bush officiating. Interment will follow beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Jack Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Jack. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 1005 W. College Blvd., Niceville, FL 32578
McLaughlin Twin Cites Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.