Helen Adele Sanders
Helen Adele Sanders, age 86, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., passed away Monday morning, Jan. 11, 1999, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Sanders was born Dec. 30, 1912, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., to the late John and Julia Mathias. Mrs. Sanders taught school in the Lemay, Mo., school system and she and her husband were co-owners of a nursing home business. She moved to Santa Rosa Beach 22 years ago from St. Louis and was a member of Our Community Church. Mrs. Sanders was a past member of Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club; a past member of Green Thumb Garden Club; and a volunteer at Destin Hospital before it closed.
Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dewey Sanders; sister, Mildred Hassler; and brother, Richard Mathias. She is survived by her son, Joseph Sanders and wife Mary of Kingwood, Texas; and grandchildren, Robert, Thomas and Elizabeth Sanders, all of Kingwood, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Santa Rosa Beach Community Church in Santa Rosa Beach with the Rev. Bob Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow in Gulf Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Hasha Nation
Juanita Hasha Nation, a loving mother, grandmother, friend, and a resident of the Bob Home Retirement Village in Shalimar, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in a Baton Rouge, La., hospital.
She was 73 years old and a native of Orange, Texas.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Highland Memory Gardens in Lake Charles, La.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda S. Nation; son-in-law, Allen Corder, both of Baton Rouge; sons, Steven E. Nation of Channel View, Texas, Glenn Lee Nation Sr. of Denver, and Dean Nation and wife Connie of New Boston, Texas; brother, Malvern M. Hasha of Houston; grandchildren, Glenn Lee Nation Jr. and Tammy Nation, both of Lake Charles; and great-grandson, Justin Nation.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin E. Nation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the local Arthritis Foundation.
Rabenhorst Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, is in charge of arrangements.
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.
Charles W. Eason
Charles W. Eason, age 65, of Mary Esther, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a local hospital.
He was born in Reidsville, Ga., on July 21, 1933, to Henry and Alice Eason and had lived in this area since 1971. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and then worked as a barber.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Eason of Mary Esther; son, Robert and wife Tracie Eason of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and James Eason of Mary Esther; brothers, James Eason of Savannah, Ga., and Cadow Eason of Mary Esther.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
Clyde H. Toney
Clyde H. Toney, age 69, of 803 Cardinal, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Jan. 6, 1999, at 12:30 a.m.
Mr. Toney retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1970.
Survivors include many friends and people who loved him dearly.
Deacon Charles Shettle
Col. Charles Shettle, U.S. Army retired, an ordained deacon in the Catholic Church passed away in Tallahassee, Fla., on Jan. 11, 1999.
He was a native of Baltimore and had resided in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., from 1969 until 1996.
Deacon Shettle was ordained at St. Mary's Church in 1990 and served as a minister to the poor of the parish; and was a chairman of the parish finance committee. He completed 29 years of active duty with the U.S. Army and served with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.
He was a distinguished past president of the Fort Walton Beach Kiwanis Club; a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus; served as an officer and scholarship chairman of the Retired Officers' Club; and sponsored and coached the St. Mary's School water ski team.
His wife Irene predeceased him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hillen of Pikeville, Ky., and Madeline Rines of Clovis, N.M.; sons, Rich Shettle of Tallahassee, Bill Shettle of Riverview, Fla., and Rob Shettle, currently working in the Philippines; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, including a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. at Little Chapel Funeral Home.
A requiem Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
Burial will be in Moreland Memorial Park in Baltimore under the direction of Mitchel-Wiedefeld Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church or to the Fort Walton Beach Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.
William T. McAdoo
Retired Col. William T. McAdoo, age 65, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at St. Lukes Hospital at Mayo in Jacksonville, Fla.
Upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force he resided in Shalimar, Fla.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jill D. McAdoo; mother, Helen Zuver; son, Bruce McAdoo and daughter-in-law Louise. He is also survived by his daughter, Donna Kirtley and son-in-law Jack; son, William T. McAdoo Jr. and daughter-in-law Cyndee; daughter, Michelle Fane and son-in-law Mark; daughter, Carol Lechiara and son-in-law Mike; son, Robert McAdoo; 16 grandchildren; and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at Chapel No. 2, Eglin Air Force Base, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Burial services will follow at 2 p.m. in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart and Lung Association
John V. Culwell
John V. Culwell, age 55, of Birmingham, Ala., died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Birmingham.
John was born in Bartow, Fla., and had resided in Birmingham for the past 30 years, where he was formerly the assistant producer of the television news department at Channel 13; and a former reporter and newswriter with Channel 6, both in Birmingham. John was both loved and respected by his colleagues in the broadcast industry.
He is survived by his mother, Laura A. Culwell of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane and Bob Graves of Pensacola, and Mary Ann and Norman Saul of Lawrence, Kan.; two nieces; one nephew; and a great-nephew.
Funeral services will be conducted at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel in Niceville, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 15, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bob Graves officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Valparaiso, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Associate's Discretionary Fund of Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 12683, Pensacola, FL 32574, or to a charity of your choice.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, entrusted with arrangements.
Vallie Lee Reeves
Mrs. Vallie Lee Reeves, 85, a lifelong resident of Baker, Fla. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. She was a member of the Baker Methodist Church in Baker and also a member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Reeves was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Reeves of Baker.
Survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Freddy and Ann Reeves of Ward, Ala., Johnnie and Mary Reeves of Trussville, Ala., Wayne and Gloria Reeves of Crestview, and Cameron Reeves of Douglasville, Ga; one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Larry Sowell of Crestview, 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 15, 1999 at the Whitehurst Funeral Home chapel at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Donnie Cadenhead officiating.
Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Baker with Whitehurst Funeral Home directing.
Visitation for Mrs. Reeves will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donald Raymond Shafer
Master Sgt. Donald Raymond Shafer, USAF retired, took his final flight on the morning of Friday, Jan. 15, 1999 at 0630 hours from Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. A proud member of the Air Commando Association, Don never forgot his Air Force heritage. Following retirement in 1974, Don worked in real estate, thoroughly enjoying his relationship and retirement with Craig Kruse. He served two tours in Vietnam, earning many decorations which included the Bronze Star and Air Medal.
Don is survived by his wife, Maggie; daughters, Candi Gray and Debra Shafer; step-daughter, Laura Butinski; and grandsons, Kyle and Cody Gray. He will be sorely missed by Mark Magourik, Kathy Stiber, a host of Air Commandos and "Hog Haulers." He is now with the Angels, who are enjoying his company.
A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held at Emerald Coast Funeral Home at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
Floral tributes will be accepted or donations may be made to the Air Commando Association in memory of this great father, husband, aviator and patriot.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 is in charge of arrangements.