ALIYAH AMANI SHABAZZ
Aliyah Amani Shabazz was born Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, to Musa and Sharis Shabazz. Aliyah passed away a few hours later. Aliyah surviving family members are as follows, her parents, Musa and Sharis Shabazz of Panama City, Fla.; sister, Ashley Foster; brother, E.J. Foster; grandfathers, AbuBakr Abdullah Shabazz of Panama City, Fla., and Harry Robinson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; grandmothers, Baheejah Uqdah of Camden, N.J., and Ann Robinson of Panama City, Fla.; stepgrandmother, Sakinah Shabazz of Panama City, Fla.; great-grandparents, Elbert and Louise Dennis of Panama City, Fla.; great-great-grandfather, J.P. Ingram of Panama City, Fla.; aunts, Najeebah Shabazz of Louisville, Ky., and Jamilah Brown of Panama City, Fla.; stepaunts, Aquita Chantela Davis, LaTrice Hughes, Ne'ce Hughes and LaKisha Sweet all of Panama City, Fla.; uncles, Muhammad Shabazz of Panama City, Fla., and Anwar Shabazz of Valdosta, Ga.; cousin, Zykia Brown of Panama City, Fla.; an a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside funeral services for Aliyah Amani Shabazz were held 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Hillside Cemetery.
Pasco Gainer Sr. Funeral Home Inc.
Panama City, Fla.32401
HELENA PAT HAYES SMITH
Lt. Col. Helena Pat Hayes Smith, USAF (retired), of 3307 East 15th St., Panama City, Fla., passed away at home Monday Aug. 20, 2001. Death resulted from a heart attack. Pat was born June 28, 1926, in West Medford, Mass., and graduated in 1947 from St. Margaret Memorial Hospital School of Nursing near Aspinwall, Pa. She joined the Air Force in 1955 as a nurse and served in England, Germany, Spain, the Philippines, and the U.S. She moved to Panama City after her retirement at Castle Air Force Base, Calif., in 1976. Pat's husband, Enyard Smith, predeceased her in death. Her immediate survivors are sisters Dorothy Monical, of Auburn, Mass., and Barbara Ann LePore, of Waltham, Mass., and brother Thomas J. Hayes of Summerville, Mass. Pat was an active and highly regarded member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church and the first resident in the church's new retirement apartments. Friends and associates are invited to a memorial rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday and the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday. Fr. Peter L. Zalewski will preside at both ceremonies. Cremation and interment at Panama City Catholic Cemetery will occur at a later date.
Mr. John Stage, age 62, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a native of Cambridge, Ohio, and had lived in Panama City for 21 years, moving here form Gambrills, Md. Mr. Stage was a civil service employee at Pacer and Textron at the Naval Costal Systems Station. He also retired as a chief petty officer after 23 years in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Stage was a member of the Worldwide Church of God, His Way Ministries in Panama City, where he served as associate pastor. He is survived by his wife, Siegrid Stage of Youngstown, Fla.; a daughter, Karin Leigh Gilleland and her husband James W. Jr. of Youngstown, Fla.; a son, John Roy Stage and his wife Rachel of Youngstown, Fla.; a sister, Mona Carol Mandalin and her husband Paul of Kent, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Ursel Ottersburg, of Berlin, Germany, and Evelyn V. Schulz and her husband Norbert of Bremerhaven, Germany; and five grandchildren, John J. Gilleland, Jason M. Gilleland, Adrienne E. Stage, John Cameron Stage and Jamie L. Tomaszewski and her husband David. Funeral services will be held at 10 a..m., Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jack Patterson officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are John Roy Stage, Karin Lee Gilleland, John Gilleland, Jason Gilleland, James W. Gilleland Jr. and Jack Patterson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, from 6 until 8 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to His Way Ministries, 706 Kristanna Drive, Panama City, Fla. 32405.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Stauber, 92, of Youngstown, Fla., born in Plattling, Germany, who passed away Aug. 19, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2001, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron L'Huillier officiating. Entombment will follow at the Chapel of Love in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Following the funeral a reception for family and friends will be held at the home of Mrs. Stauber, 9541 Stauber Lane, Youngstown, Fla. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Aug. 22, 2001, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402
CAROLYN EVETTE ALLEN
Carolyn E. Allen, 37, of Oceanside, Calif., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at 4:30 p.m. in the Tri City Medical Hospital. She was a native of Panama City, but had been a resident of Oceanside, Calif., for a number of years. Carolyn accepted Christ, was baptized and joined Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church under the pastorate of Elder R.B.Ivey. Carolyn graduated from Bay High School in 1981 and attended Gulf Coast Community College. She furthered her education at the University of Florida majoring in accounting. She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband, David Allen; daughter, Celecia Allen; mother and stepfather, Martha Pearl and Richard Henderson; sister, Janice (Frank) Comer; brothers, Otis (Renee) Smith, Earl Jerome Reaves, Thomas H. Lyons, Lee A. (Priscilla) Lyons, Lionel (Venessa) Ross, Walter Henderson and Matthew J. (Kimberly) Henderson; mother-in-law, Altenese Gillespie and father-in-law, Harry Gillespie, Sr.; sister-in-laws, Shelia Gillespie and Gloria Gillespie; brothers-in-law, Dexter Allen, Jamie, Gillespie, Harry Gillespie, Jr., and Michael Speights. She also leaves nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Allen will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church with the Pastor James Hamilton officiating and the Rev. Frank Comer, eulogy. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Public visitation will began at funeral home this afternoon at 1 to 8 p.m. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.
Battle Memorial Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32401
BOBBY ALLEN BARNES JR.
"God's finger touched him and he slept." Mr. Bobby Allen Barnes Jr. 24, of 3931 E. Ninth St. Panama City, Fla., died Saturday morning, Aug. 18, 2001, at his home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Angeline Denson; his grandmother, Corine Barnes; and his great-grandmother, Ina Mae Barnes. Mr. Barnes is survived by his father, Bobby Barnes Sr.; one uncle, Monty Barnes; five aunts, Kimberly Robinson, Ella Edward and husband Alvin, Nellie King, Maggie McClaine and Bethene Miller, all of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Anthony "Rash" Denson of Pensacola, Fla.; four sisters, Bridgett Melton of Denver, Colo., Constance Reed and husband James of Cumberland, Va., Diahann Tharp and husband Antonio of Panama City, Fla., Caroline Pineda and husband Tony of Las Vegas, Nev.; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by a devoted, loving, family friend, Catherine Nelson. Graveside funeral services will be conducted today, Aug. 23, 2001, at 10 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery with Pastor Lonnie Mitchell officiating.
Southerland Family Funeral Homes
Panama City, Fla. 32405
Mrs. Betty Chancellor, 39, of 2717 Apt. D, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Chancellor will be held today, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. in First Mount Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Aldredge L. Young, pastor officiating. Interment to follow in Hillside Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church today from 10 a.m. until service time. The family will receive relatives and friends at 409 School Ave., Lot E-3, Springfield.
Peoples Funeral Home
Marianna, Fla. 32446
Mr. Dock Holley, age 71, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Aug. 19, 2001, at his residence. He is survived by one son, David Holley of West Bay; three daughters, Ellen Joyner of West Bay, Deborah Harper of Southport and Rebecca Moring of Panama City Beach; one sister, Rachel Gordon of Panama City; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 23, in West Bay Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Caraway officiating. Pallbearers will include Tommy Clark, Donald Wayne Miller, Lonnie Holley, Michael Joyner, Bob Calahan, Leamon Holley with John Edward Joyner, Charles Holley, Doc Owen serving as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at Peel Funeral Home Bonifay on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Peel Funeral Home
MARCUS ROY JOHNSON
The Rev. Marcus Roy Johnson went home to be with his Lord on Aug. 22, 2001. He was born June 12, 1922, in Excel, Ala., to the Rev. Matthew J. and Alma Shelley Johnson. He served as pastorate to many churches in Alabama, Georgia and Florida including the Pentacostal Holiness Church in Panama City and the Golden Acres Assembly of God Church in Phenix City, Ala. He loved his lifetime of ministry, singing, pastoring and evangelizing having been ordained since 1949. He had such a "big" heart and loved to share and be helpful to others. He had been a resident of Panama City since 1964 and was a member of the House of Prayer Church. Roy is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lunell Rogers Johnson; his father and mother-in-law, the Rev. and Mrs. Lewis Rogers of Panama City; two daughters, Janet Waycaster of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Korin Mason and her husband, Gene of Phenix City, Ala.; a son, Marcus Winton Johnson and his wife, June of Seminole, Ala.; two sisters, Delano Jordon and her husband, James of Monroeville, Ala., Gladys Branum of Mobile, Ala.; two brothers, Calvin Clayton Johnson and his wife, Eula Faye of Mobile, James Douglas Johnson and his wife, Bobbie, of Tolar, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Treadwell, the Rev. Douglas "Pete" Boyett, the Rev. Buford Carter and the Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Wausau Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wausau, Fla. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Those desiring to may make a contribution to Gideons International in memory of the Rev. Roy Johnson.
Wilson Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla.
BRIAN CHARLES LEE
Mr. Brian Charles Lee, age 28, of 410 Michigan Ave., Lynn Haven, Fla., passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at a local hospital. He had been a life long resident of the area and was the assistant manager at the Learning Shoppe. Brian was a graduate of Bay High School and Troy State University. He was a member of the band at Bay High School, as well as a member of the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps out of Montgomery, Ala. Brian was interested in photography, arts and pottery, computers and gardening. He was an avid Tampa Bay fan. Brian is survived by his wife, Amy Pepper Lee of Lynn Haven, Fla.; his parents, Cecil and Esther Lee of Panama City; a sister, CeCe Brown and her husband Shaun of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Jeffery Lee and Timothy Lee and his wife Kathy, all of Panama City, Fla.; sister-in-law, Jeanie Floyd and daughter Kristi Lee of Panama City, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Brian was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Lee. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Shaun Brown, Donnie Floyd, Robert Meyers and James Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will include Bob Brown, James Haisten and Clay Hugghins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402
JULIA WALKER SMITH
Funeral service for Mrs. Julia Walker Smith, age 58, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at Beulah Baptist Church, Dunnellon, Fla. Mrs. Smith a former resident of Panama City died Aug. 18, 2001, in Dunnellon, Fla. Immediate survivors include her mother, Callie Walker, Dunnellon; seven children, Barbarette Puyol of Miami, Lorraine Smith, Thaddeus Smith, Sheila Smith, all of Panama City, Tangela Smith and Patrick Smith, both of Ocala, Fla. Services entrusted to the care of Smith's Funeral Home, Hawthorne, Fla.
SILAS R. 'MICKEY' STONE
Mr. Silas R. "Mickey" Stone, 86, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Bay St. Joseph Care Center. Mr. Stone was a native of Port St. Joe and was born to Christian parents, Terrell Higdon and Annie Wynn Stone, who were the founders of Port St. Joe. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He proudly served his country as a commissioned officer during World War II. After the war, he returned to college and earned a law degree from the University of Florida. Mr. Stone practiced law in Port St. Joe and Gulf County for many years and also served as county prosecuting attorney. He was a member of the Florida Bar Association, past member and president of the Kiwanis Club, past member of the Rotary Club, and several other associations. He enjoyed history, reading, boating and golf. He is predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Nobie H. Stone Sr. and Jesse V. Stone; two sisters, Maybel Stone Swatts and Ola Stone Ogburn. He is survived by his wife, Monica L. Stone of Port St. Joe, Fla.; three daughters, Monica Ward Reed and husband Bud of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Betty Ward Clark and husband Don of Littleton, Colo., and Brenda L. Ward of Port St. Joe, Fla.; four nephews, Ralph A. Swatts, Jr. and wife Madeline of Tallahassee, Fla., H. Higdon Swatts and wife Gayle of Panama City, Fla., Nobie H. Stone, Jr. and wife Margaret of Huntsville, Ala., Terrell E. Ogburn and wife Rosalie of Pleasanton, Calif.; six nieces, Virginia Swatts Harrison and husband Jim, Mable Stone Hodges and husband Robert, Mazie A. Stone all of Port St. Joe, Fla., Anne Ogburn Hall and Linda Ogburn Peters and husband Bob of Senecaville, Ohio, and Judith Stone Wise and husband Tim of Tifton, Ga.; five grandchildren, C. Scott Derrick of Margarita, Venezuela, Kristen M. Derrick of Marshall, N.C., Amanda D. Canova of Port Murray, N.J., Daniel F. Clark and Monica M. Clark both of Littleton, Colo.; one great-granddaughter, Sabrina Derrick of Margarita, Venezuela; several great-niece and great-nephews. Asked to serve as pallbearers for Mr. Stone are Howard Lovett, James E. Harrison, Ralph A. Swatts Jr., Higdon Swatts, Nobie H. Stone Jr., Ralph A. Swatts III and H. Stone Swatts. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at 11 a.m. EDT in the Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Evans officiating. The family will receive friends at the Stone's residence at 804 16th St., Port St. Joe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Mr. Stone.
Southerland Family Funeral Home
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
ELECTA 'BILLIE' HEISLER
Mrs. Electa "Billie" Heisler, age 84, of 19618 U.S. 231, Fountain, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001. She was residing at The Florida Living Nursing Home in Apopka, Fla. Mrs. Heisler was a resident of Green Hill Fountain for 50 years. She had been very active in community affairs in years passed, having served as president of the Garden Club, Community Club, Fireman's Auxiliary and she was an active supporter of the Boy Scouts. Mrs. Heisler also retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having served as postmaster for a number of years. She is survived by a son, Jack and his wife, Pat of Altamonte Springs, Fla., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James, who died in October 1992, and her husband, Sam, who died September 1998. A brief graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 25, 2001, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on U.S. 231. Interment will follow. A reception will follow the services at the homeplace, north of Fountain on U.S. 231.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402