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Memorial services for Col. (Ret.) Joseph Pospisil Sr., husband of the former Anita Sorrentino, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, at Kent Forest Lawn Chapel, 2403 Harrison Ave., with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on U.S. 231. He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Swanton, Neb., and died Sept. 8, 1999, in Panama City, Fla. Col. Pospisil was raised in Nebraska, attended the University of Nebraska and graduated in 1949 from the U.S. military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree from Iowa State University. He had a distinguised career in the United States Air Force, serving as a navigator and pilot with various commands, including the Strategic Air Command. He also served as assistant professor of mechanics at the Air Force Academy. He retired in 1977 after serving as deputy commander at Eglin A.F.B, base commander at Patrick A.F.B. and base commander at SAMSO in Los Angeles, Calif. He received numerous awards of outstanding merit during his career including the Bronze Star. Upon retirement, Col. Pospisil taught ROTC at Bay High School, math at Gulf Coast Community College and at Tyndall AFB. He was an active member of numerous organizations in the area and a member of Lynn Haven Methodist Church. He married Anita Sorrentino on May 6, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas, and they had two sons, Stephen and Joseph Jr. He is survived by his son and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Diane Pospisil of Panama City and Pam Pospisil of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Laura and Lindsey Pospisil of Woodbridge, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Kenneth Bors of Crete, Neb.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia Granberry, Catherina and Robert Wilson, Marie and Robert Lee, all of Lynn Haven; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita, and son, Stephen.

Eldred "Ellie" Bowland Sedanko, age 76, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Bay Medical Center, after a long illness. Graveside services will be held today, June 24, at 10 a.m. in Kent Forest Lawn Cemetery. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Mrs. Roberta Lynn Spivey, age 65, of Panama City, Fla., died Wednesday, June 21, 2000,after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Bay County Association of Educational Office Professionals. She had been a resident of Panama City for 31 years and was originally from Greenwood, S.C. Mrs. Spivey had been employed with the Bay County School System as a secretary at Tyndall Elementary School for 23 years and had just recently retired. She was the daughter of Oscar and Bessie Turner of Greenwood, S.C. Mrs. Spivey is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mr. Lance Chanders Spivey Jr. of Panama City; one son, Chan Spivey III and his wife Ginger of Panama City; two daughters, Leai Tenbrunsel and her husband Robert of Atlanta, Ga., and Susan Addeeb and her husband Dan of Tampa; four grandchildren: Whitney Wilcox of Atlanta, Haley, Nicole and Deena Addeeb of Tampa and two step-grandchildren: Cathy and Michael Tenbrunsel of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Tommy Turner and his wife Sarah of Lyman, S.C.; three sisters: Mary Garrison of Greenwood, S.C., Catherine Cannon of Ninety Six, S.C., and Pearl Smith and her husband Bobby of Greenwood, S.C.; one sister-in-law, Diane Dickert and her husband Johnny of Clinton, S.C.; and numerous friends and family members. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 24, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Chris Garrison, nephew of Mrs. Spivey, will officiate. Following the memorial service, the family will receive guests at the home of Chan and Ginger Spivey. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Hospice of Northwest Florida, 2589 Jenks Ave., Panama City, Fla. 32405.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402

Marilyn Ivings Thompson died on June 22, 2000, in Panama City, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Roy Thompson, and mother, Ethel Ivings of Panama City. Her daughter, Tami Jazo, lives in Tallahassee; son, Robert Thompson, lives in Silkeborg, Denmark; daughter, Dr. Cynthia Thompson, in New Jersey and son, Clayton Thompson in Sarasota. Marilyn's sister, Tami Collier, lives in Chattanooga, and her brothers, Bob and Bill Ivings, live in Sarasota. In recent years, Marilyn has lived in Waynesville and Collowhee, N.C., Sarasota and Tallahassee, Fla. Marilyn received her degree in finance and M.B.A. from Western Carolina University. She also worked on her PhD in business at Florida State University. She was director of the FSU Small Business Development Center and the Florida Economic Development Center in Tallahassee. Several years ago she owned and operated Good Time Charlies Restaurant in Tallahassee. Marilyn had ten grandchildren: Rachel Gallup, Jason Gallup, Logan, Clay and Shelby Thompson, Claire and Jack Marsden, and Anna, Melissa and Emily Thompson. Marilyn loved children, tropical fish, cats, dogs and blooming flowers. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Alexandria, Va. A memorial service will be conducted today, June 24, at 11 a.m. in Holy Nativity Church, 222 N. Bonita Ave., Panama City. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Panama City Rescue Mission, 609 Allen Ave., Panama City, Fla. 32401.
Southerland Family Funeral Homes
Panama City, Fla. 32405

Lula Balkcom Womble, age 96, of Holmes County, Fla., died Thursday, June 22, 2000, in a local hospital after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjiman Archie Balcom and Margaret Eliza Collins; her husband, Joseph L. Womble; a daughter, Eloise Stephens. She is survived by her granddaughter, Catherine Stephens of Miramar, Fla.; son-in-law, Dallas P. Stephens of Panama City; many nieces, nephews, and a number of grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at graveside at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, with the Rev. James P. Sapp, officiating.
James & Lipford Funeral Home
Graceville, Fla. 32440

Mr. Will Bryant, 69, of Holly Brook St., in North Wilkesboro, N.C., died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. Bryant was born May 5, 1931, in Bainbridge, Ga., to Thomas Watson and Margaret Elizabeth Holt Bryant. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and the University of Georgia at Athens. Mr. Bryant was a member of the Baptist Home Baptist Church, served in the Air Force during the Korean War, was a former manager for the W.T. Grant Stores and was instrumental in opening the Sky City Store in North Wilkesboro in 1973. He later worked for Brand Jewelers and Wal-Mart before retiring. After retiring, he worked with many volunteer organizations such as leading the walking class at the Senior Citizens Center, BROC Elderly Nutrition Center where he delivered meals, member of the Physical Fitness and Nutrition Chronic Disease Prevention Task Force, Community Advisory Board Member, Liaison to Wal-Mart Participant/Assistant in YMCA Senior Wellness Program, Senior Games Bus Driver, Wilkes Senior Center Board Member and Participants Advisory Committee: a "Star Volunteer." Surviving are his wife, Darlene Dowell Bryant of the home; two sons, Lee Bryant of Boone, N.C., and Johnny Winnfree and wife Helen of Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Lisa Darlene Sears and husband Mike of Rock Hill, S.C.; two brothers, Merfice Bryant and wife Tess, and T.P. Bryant, all of Bainbridge; two sisters, Gerry Roff of Andalusia, Ala., and Shirley and husband O.E. Griffin of Port St. Joe, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Miller Funeral Service
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Mrs. Evelyn L. Duff, age 75, of 24 Harrison Ave., Panama City, Fla., died Friday, June 23, 2000, at a local hospital. She has been a resident of the area for 50 years and was Protestant by faith. Mrs. Duff was a member of the Senior Citizens Club, enjoyed bingo and crafts. She is survived by her sons, Robert W. Duff and his wife Candy K. of Ozark, Ala., and Roger D. Duff and his wife Mary of Panama City, Fla.; daughters, Elaine McKay and her husband Frank of Southport, Fla., and Patsy Scott and her husband Roger of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a brother, Ray Barlow; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with the Rev. T.A. Green officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home today, June 25, 2000 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla.

Our beloved Esadale Geering went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 22, 2000. Esadale lived a long and fulfilling life for 89 years. She lived at Alterra Sterling House on Harrison Ave., and was a member of St. Andrews Baptist Church. She will join in Heaven, her husband, Herman Geering; her parents, Mae and William Thorogood; and many other relatives and loved ones she has longed to stand side by side with again. Those still on this Earth and celebrating the life the Lord gave us for so long, is her daughter and son-in-law in Panama City, Judy and Jerry Girvin and three grandchildren, Robert Girvin, Heather Hart and Lorna Wolfkill. Esadale also has five great-grandchildren in Panama City. In Illinois, she has a daughter, Cherrie Sherrod; five grandchildren, Linda Carlson, Betty Atkins, Lillian Escamillo, Mary Sherrod, and Richard Sherrod; and several great-grandchildren. Esadale also has a son, Victor Geering. Esadale came from Chicago originally. Many of her fond memories come from spending summers at Bass Lake in Indiana. We hear Heaven has a lake just like it! Esadale and Herman eventually moved down south to New Port Richey. She spent her time writing poetry (Esadale was a published author), playing her organ (oh, what wonderful music she made), square dancing (Herman and she made such a great team), singing (she had a beautiful soprano voice), and playing cards-bridge, pinochle, and double solitaire. Of course she taught all of her grandchildren how to play cards, but they never quite beat Grandma. They only occasionally won and we think Esadale let them! Esadale will be missed but her life will be celebrated. She is in a much better place, completely in God's hands and with many loved ones and friends. Esadale is where she can play her organ, dance with her husband, and sing and play to her heart's content. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 25, 2000, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel on 23rd St., with the Rev. Dan Harrison officiating. The family will be receiving visitors at 1p.m. today, June 25, 2000, an hour prior to service time at the funeral home. For those who so desire, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 2589 Jenks Ave., Panama City, FL 32405. Hospice of Northwest Florida, together with Alterra Sterling House, watched over Esadale with tremendous love and tender care. Esadale's family is very grateful for both of these outstanding organizations. We love you Esadale. We will all be together again soon.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla.

Mrs. Annie Maxine Hicks, 64, of Panama City died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at her home. Born in Altha, Fla., she was a lifelong resident of Bay County. She was a mother and homemaker. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her husband, Arnold C. Hicks of Panama City; four sons, Ronnie Hicks and wife Rowena, Chris Hicks and wife Pam, all of Canyon Lake, Texas, Mike Hicks and wife Jaimie of Houston, Texas, and Gregory Hicks of Fountain; three daughters, Sherry Davis and husband Kevin, Donna Foster and husband Montie, all of Fountain, Vickie Mercer and husband Shane of Callaway; two brothers, Odell Hall and wife Williece of Blountstown, Wendell Hall and wife Pat of Callaway; two sisters, Jearline McPhee and husband Mike of Callaway, Raygine Goings and husband Felder of Mount Herman, La.; 11 grandchildren, Paul, Shelly, Daniel, Kyle, Christina, James, Katie, Heidi, Robin, Norman and Jacob; two great-grandchildren, William and Kaylob. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Southerland Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Fountain Cemetery. There will be no formal visitation.
Southerland Family Funeral Homes
Panama City, Fla. 32405

Mrs. Dorothy L. Kordish, 62, of Panama City died Friday, June 23, 2000, at her home. Born in Oxford, Miss., she moved here in 1977 from Fairfield, Calif. She was a nurse and was a very active member of the Galilean Baptist Church. Her parents, Beulah and Oliver Waits, preceded Mrs. Kordish in death. She is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Kordish of Panama City; one son, Joseph M. Kordish and wife Tina of Taiwan; three daughters, Mitzi Conger and husband Jerry of Panama City, Cara E. Chambers and husband Don of Dublin, Va., Nancy Hackler and husband Timothy of Waynesboro, Penn.; one brother, Murray Waits and wife Elizabeth of Oxford, Miss.; one sister, Faye Glasgow and husband Lynn of Huntsville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Emerald Coast Hospice in memory of Mrs. Kordish.
Southerland Family Funeral Homes
Panama City, Fla. 32405

Mrs. Genevieve Elsie "Jenny" McCagg, age 84, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at a local hospital. She has been a resident of the area since 1979, coming here from Chatham, New York. Mrs. McCagg was a homemaker. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed reading her bible. She was a member of the First Reform Church in New York and had attended Springfield Methodist Church. Jenny also liked to visit different churches in the area. Mrs. McCagg is survived by her daughter, Helen Roldan and her husband Indio of Panama City, Fla.; son, Alfred "Al" DeSousa and his wife Rosalie of Bayshore, L.I., New York; sister, Cora Hill of New York; five grandchildren, Carrie Leach, Cecilia Fritsch, Indio L. Roldan, Thomas DeSousa and Vincent DeSousa; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, FL 32405

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