BOBBY THORNE HOLMES
Bobby Thorne Holmes, of 607 W. 11th St., Panama City, died Aug. 7, 2000, in a local hospital. He was a self-employed welder and a member of St. John Catholic Church. He had been a resident of Panama City for 14 years moving here from Morgan City, La. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Emma (Jeannie) Holmes of Panama City; three sons, Clifford Holmes of Baton Rouge, La., David Holmes of Panama City, Michael Holmes of New Heborn, Miss.; six sisters, Florene Williams, Mazie Nunn, Marlene Linconfelder, Frances DeFord, Maureen Gilmore, Delores Dye; three brothers, Richard Holmes, Larry Holmes, Jimmy Holmes; 10 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. in St. John Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Clifford Holmes, David Holmes, Michael Holmes, Richard Holmes, Larry Holmes, Troy Barrus, Paul McDonald and Dwight Willoughby.
Wilson Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla.
CHARLES LONG JOYNER
Mr. Charles Long Joyner, 84, of 243 N. MacArthur Ave., Panama City, died Monday morning, Aug. 7, 2000, in a local nursing home. He was a lifelong native of Bay County. He was born in St. Andrews on Jan. 1, 1916, the son of the late Ethel Baker Joyner and Charles Long Joyner Sr. He graduated from Bay High School Class of 1933 and attended the University of Florida. He was a member of Company D 106th Evergreens United States Army. He was employed at Tyndall Field, Wainwright Shipyard and the Naval Coastal System Center where he retired as an engineer in 1986. Mr. Joyner was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. As a past vestry member he served as junior warden, senior warden and treasurer. He also served as a lay reader for many years. He was active in the community assisting in the design and development of Oakland Terrace Park. He was also a little league assistant coach and Boy Scout master. Mr. Joyner is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Jean Hopkins Joyner of Panama City; one daughter, Carolyn J. Pooshee and husband, Jack of Panama City; two sons, Charles L. Joyner III of Atlanta and Stephen B. Joyner of Panama City Beach; seven grandchildren: Kevin Howard and wife, Tami of Seattle, Wash., Angela Arnold and husband, Jason of Panama City, Christopher Joyner and wife, Krista of Gainesville, Ga., Laura Lee Joyner, Bryan Joyner, Michael Joyner and Amy Joyner of Atlanta; three great-grandchildren: Adrianna Howard, Bodki Arnold and Erik Howard, and one sister, Arabelle Grant of Panama City. Memorial services will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with Father Thomas C. Weller, officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southerland Funeral Home. Those wishing to do so may make contributions to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 1608 Baker Court, Panama City, or to a charity of choice in memory of Mr. Charles Joyner.
Southerland Family Funeral Homes
Panama City, Fla. 32405
GLADYS JOHNSON MEYER
Gladys Johnson Meyer, 81, of Apalachicola, Fla., died Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2000, at her home. A native of Walton County, Fla., Mrs. Meyer had lived in Apalachicola for the past 60 years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola. She retired, after 32 years, as a teacher at Chapman Elementary School and Chapman High School, both in Apalachicola. She was also a 50 year member of Philaco Womens Club, in Apalachicola, and The Delta Kappa Gama Society International for 30+ years. She is survived by her daughter, Ina Margaret Meyer of Apalachicola. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. EDT, today, Aug. 8, at Kelley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Aug. 10, at The Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated by Fr. Joseph Knight.
Kelley Funeral Home
Apalachicola, Fla. 32320
DESSIE LEE 'GRANNY' PARKER
Funeral services for Mrs. Dessie Lee "Granny" Parker, 88, of Port St. Joe, will be conducted today, Aug. 9, 2000, at 10 a.m. in First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe with the Rev. Howard Browning and the Rev. Brent Vickory officiating. Interment will follow in Roberts Cemetery
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral Home
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456
BERTHA TILLER ROBERTS
Bertha Tiller Roberts, 83, of 2423 Bonnett Pond Road, Chipley, Fla., died Aug. 9, 2000, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. in Bonnett Pond Church. The Rev. Michael Roberts and the Rev. Corbin Hicks will be officiating. Burial will follow at Moss Hill Church Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Frank Roberts of Chipley; daughters, Carolyn and husband Bobby Scoggins of Hattisburg, Miss., Judy and husband David Enfinger of Chipley; a brother, Marco and wife Zella Tiller of Chipley; grandchildren, Danny Moore, Amy Alderman, Thad Enfinger; niece, Pam and her husband Ronnie Braxton of Westville, Fla.; nephew, Buddy and wife Kathy Pennington of Bonifay. She was preceded in death by parents, Seaborn and Pearlie Tiller; brother, Oriel Tiller; sister, Priscilla Tiller Harris Beck; grandchildren, Jerrell Moore Jr. and Jeffrey Moore.
Peel Funeral Home
NORMA VILURA STRAUS WHITE
Mrs. Norma Vilura Straus White, age 78, of 340 N. MacArthur Ave., Panama City, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at her home. She had been a resident of the area since 1941, coming here from Beacon Hill, Fla. Mrs. White was a member of First United Methodist Church of Panama City. She enjoyed singing gospel songs, cooking and traveling with her late husband, Jack W. White. But most of all she loved her family. Mrs. White is survived by her sisters, Maxine Straus Weaver and her husband Dewey and Mittie Straus Nutter and her husband Don, all of Panama City; nieces, Vivian Jewell and Peggy Davis, both of Panama City, and Kathy Lavigne of Concord, N.H.; a nephew, Walter Nutter of Northfield, Mass.; nine great-nieces and nephews which locally include Karen Claghorn and her husband Richard of Panama City, and Ted Davis of Panama City; and six great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. White, and her parents, Walter J. and Eleanor N. Straus. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Si Mathison and the Rev. Al Rowell officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 11, one hour prior to service time.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402
JENNIE MAE CALLAHAN
Mrs. Jennie Mae Callahan, age 77, of Panama City, passed away Aug. 7, 2000. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church in Panama City. Services will be today, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel with burial in Village Falls Cemetery
in Mulga, Ala. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. She is survived by three daughters, Jackie Gilbert of Cary, N.C., Donna Hunt of Tallahassee and Judy Weaver of Boaz; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Williams and Carl Williams, both of Birmingham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Callahan; and two sons, Larry and Jeffrey Callahan.
Bell Funeral Home
Birmingham, Ala. 35214
HORACE LEE COLONEL
Sgt. (Ret.) Horace Lee Colonel, 47, of 704 S. Tyndall Pkwy., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in Bay Medical Center. Sgt. Horace Lee Colonel was born Sept. 6, 1952, in Jacksonville, Fla., to an old fashioned Georgian mother and was loved by Laura Dawson and the Queen Moorman Purcell (Aunts). In 1972, he remembered a TV ad where an Air Force C-141 aircraft was shown, with the theme song, "Working together, we can make a change." From that moment on, he was hooked on the Air Force. A few weeks later, while at Lackland AFB, he was roused out of bed and within a few days, he was sent to Southeast Asia. Sgt. Colonel served in the Vietnam War and gained his mechanical specialty in the B-52 aircraft. Afterwards, he landed a teaching job for the American Embassy "A.U.A." program teaching English for a foreign nation. He was the first to study under the GI Bill in Bangkok, Thailand; his interest was international business administration. With the dream of bringing his favorite food to the U.S., he settled in Panama City in 1982, as a civil service employee at Tyndall Air Force Base. Soon afterwards, he opened a Thai store and what is now the Cow Pot Restaurant. Service for his memorial will be handled and held at Battle Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, where his memory will be honored by the family and a host of relatives and friends.
Battle Memorial Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32401
JULIUS RICHARD CONE
Mr. Julius Richard Cone, age 59, of 9405 Clarence St., Panama City Beach, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at his home. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed the beach and especially enjoyed shell collecting. He also had a "green thumb" for his plants and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mr. Cone is survived by his wife of 23 years, Carol Cone of Panama City Beach; three sons, Christopher Cone and Anthony Cone, both of Panama City Beach and Richard Cone of Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Samantha Cone of Panama City Beach and Deborah David of Montgomery, Ala.; his mother, Carrie Long of Granite Shoals, Texas; brothers, Dennis Long of Panama City, Johnny T. Long of Marble Falls, Texas, and William P. Long of Pomona, Calif.; and sisters, Cassandra L. Mitchell of Santee, Calif., Paula Marie Bluestein of Garden Grove, Calif., and Donna Dianne Gaither of Corona, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 10, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Barton officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402
ANGELA R. DAVID
Funeral services for Angela R. David, 31, of Casselberry, who died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, will be held Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Patricks Catholic Church of Mount Dora. Interment will be in Pine Forest Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Leukemia Lymphoma society, 3319 Maguire Blvd., Suite 101, Orlando, Fla. 32803. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home of Mount Dora, Fla. is in charge of the arrangements.
ALMA LOUISE DAVIS
Mrs. Alma Louise Davis of 2508 W. 26th St., Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000. Mrs. Davis was born in Mississippi but was a longtime resident of Panama City and member of Cook-Memorial Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse and is remembered by many for her years of dedicated service at Lisenby Hospital. Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, H.R."Dick"Davis; her daughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Murphy and her husband Ray; a son, Charles H. Emanuel and his wife Anita. She is also survived by Jeanette Williams, Sharon Ford, Jim Ford, Shirley Colson and her husband Peter; grandchildren, Pam Potter, Dena Obert, Mike Murphy, Beth Edson, Debbie Gregory, Ronnie Emanuel, Michael Emanuel, Louise Braunscheidel, Dempsey Hutchinson, Dennis Hutchinson, Linda Martin and Kay Johnson; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her sons, R.L. Emanuel, Earl Hutchinson and Thagard Hutchinson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Morris Denman and the Rev. Adolph Bedsole officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Davis's grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive family and friends at the funeral home today, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Transportation Fund or the Scottish Rite Childhood Learning Disabilities Program.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402