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Date: Friday, 25 October 2013, at 11:53 p.m.

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Dorch, 85, of Panama City, Fla., who passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 21, at Kent- Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tillman Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Cypress Creek Cemetery.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402

Ms. Eva Edmondson, 51, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at her home. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Clifford W. Newton of Panama City; sisters, Bobbi Moses of Panama City and Libby Kay Parham of Newnan, Ga.; a brother, James E. Newton Jr. of Panama City Beach; a favorite nephew, Little James Newton III; and numerous aunts and uncles. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken Brookins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402

Mr. James Dexter Kyser, "The Scuffling Hillbilly," 54, of Fountain, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Bay County and was of the Baptist faith. Dexter was a professional wrestler with the Universal Wrestling Association and a well-known house painter in the area. He was an avid Florida State fan and enjoyed watching FSU games. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Kyser, of Fountain; five daughters, Catherine Wyatt and her husband, James, of Cedar Grove, Gladys Penuel, Sheila Kay Taylor and her husband, Gary, all of Hiland Park, Lynn Lombard of Fountain, and Susanne Vivier of New Port Richey; four sons, Fred Morin of Fountain, Norman Morin of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Dennis Morin of Panama City, and Deane Morin and his wife, Laurie, of Holyoke, Mass.; his mother, Gladys Kyser, of Panama City; a brother-in-law, Donald Choiniere and his wife, Bert, of Greenfield, Mass.; 23 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Merdeh officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundations, 500 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402

Dorothy Missouri Council Loftin, 85, of Crawfordville, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville with burial at the Council Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakulla County Animal Shelter, 1 Oak St., Crawfordville, Fla., 32327. A native of Terra Ceia Island, Fla., she lived in Crawfordville since 1957. She was past president of Wakulla County Farm Bureau, past president of the Daughters of the Confederacy and volunteer for the Wakulla County Animal Shelter. In her early years she organized civilian personnel at the Naval Base in Panama City. She also worked as a secretary for the Department of Education and was a real estate agent. She was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Lauren Loftin Buchert of Pee Wee Valley, Ky., and Andra Dole Loftin of Havana; two sons, Thomas Wade Loftin of Apalachicola; one sister, Joyce Council of Destin; two brothers, Owen Council and Gary Council, both of Crawfordville, and four grandchildren. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jessie P. "Peggy" Eastman, 89, 3937 Voyles Road, Panama City, Fla., died Monday evening, Nov. 19, 2001, in a local hospital after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Russell, Ontario, Canada, she moved here 10 years ago from Akron, Ohio. She was a retired bookkeeper from the T. Eaton Company in Ontario, Canada for 20 years and was Protestant by faith. Mrs. Eastman was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Hughie Eastman, and a granddaughter, Brenda Rhea Warren. For the last 10 years she was cared for in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Leonard Warren of Panama City, with the assistance of her grandchildren, Barry Joseph Warren and wife, Sheryle, and Debra Lynn Warren-Cook and husband, Troye, all of Panama City, and one great-grandchild, Jacob Rae Warren of Panama City. She was loved and cherished by all of her family and friends. For the past five years the Bay County Council on Aging has assisted with her respite care. For those who wish, donations may be made to either the Bay County Council or to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Mrs. Eastman.
Southerland Family Funeral Homes
Panama City, Fla. 32405

Mr. Russell W. Kennedy, 81, of Inlet Beach, passed on to heaven Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at a local hospital. He was born in Bloomington, Ind., and lived most of his life in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Kennedy was a quality control engineer for Western Electric, retiring in 1984 after 37 years. He moved here in 1996 from Noblesville, Ind., and was a member of the Point Washington United Methodist Church. Mr. Kennedy was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was voted "The Sweetest Man in the World" by his family and friends. Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Lois Kennedy, of Inlet Beach; his children, Sarah Ose of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Thomas Kennedy of Madison, Ind., Dr. William Kennedy of Mt. Vernon, Ind., Charles Hanje of Goshen, Ind., Robert Hanje of Lexington, Ohio, and Marc Hanje of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three brothers, Dr. Edwin Kennedy of Mason City, Iowa, Joseph Kennedy of Lexington, Ky., and John D. Kennedy of Greenfield, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made in his name to the Point Washington United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402

Zora Belle Holley Watson, 65, of Wewahitchka, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, in Port St. Joe, following an extended illness. She had been a resident of Wewahitchka for the past 60 years and worked as a librarian for the Northwest Florida Regional Library both in the library and on the bookmobile. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Watson, of White City; four sons, Wallace Holley, Ben Holley, and Charles Holley, all of Wewahitchka, and Doug Holley of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mary Lou Hanna of Crestview. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. CST Friday at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev. Mike Stroud. Interment will follow in the family plot in Cypress Creek Cemetery. She will lie in state at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Comforter Funeral Home - Wewahitchka Branch Chapel
Wewahitchka, Fla. 32465

Josephine Elizabeth Grace, 87, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, in Ocean Springs, Miss., where she had resided for the last 10 years. Mrs. Grace was born in the Sulfur Springs community of Eastern Madison County, and was a longtime resident of Canton, Miss., where she was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and was a lifetime devout Catholic. She was a bookkeeper and later, an office manager for her late husband, Dr. James Bennett Grace. She will join her husband, her parents, Patrick and Pauline Doherty, and all of her brothers and sisters in heaven. She raised and is survived by her loving children, Dr. James B. Grace Jr. and wife, Beverly of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Dr. Joseph P. Grace and wife, Charlotte of Panama City, Fla., and Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Puddister and husband, Dr. Michael Puddister of Natchez, Miss. She leaves eight adoring grandchildren, James B. Grace III of Haliewa Hawaii, Patricia Grace Evans of Kingston, Tenn., Cassie Grace Zala of Winter Park, Fla., Erin Elizabeth Wilson of Panama City, Fla., Shannon Grace Greene of Memphis, Tenn., Amy Grace Choate of Winston-Salem, N.C., Joanna Puddister of Natchez, Miss., and Ginny Puddister, also of Natchez, Miss.; two great-grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth Greene and Parker James Greene; and numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. A strong, bright, determined and hard-working woman, she gave unqualified love to her family; she was a kind and gentle soul, with the heart of a lion. Arrangements by Breeland Funeral Home where a Rosary will be held tonight at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., with interment to follow at Canton Cemetery.

Mrs. Hazel Louise Steinke, age 60, of Panama City, Florida died November 20, 2001, in a local nursing home in Port St. Joe. Mrs. Steinke was a resident of Panama City for 12 years. She was born Hazel Louise Barber in Greenville, Georgia on February 21, 1941. Her husband of 38 years, Louis J. Steinke passed away on May 7, 2001. Our mother was very involved in our father's care with Army Community Service and worked in various jobs while moving with our father while he was in the Army. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda and her husband, Ski; her son, Louis Jr. and his wife, Alex. She had a daughter, Sherry who passed away in May, 1998. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Richard, Joseph, Michael, and Joe. Hazel Steinke was a very special. She touched many people in her passing through the different places that she lived. Our mother was very devoted to her husband and children and there was nothing she wouldn't do for us even after we were grown and left home. She always reminded us that no matter what ever happened we always had a place to go home to. If there were ever two people that were as one it was our mother and father. Even though we feel a tremendous loss in our hearts, our parents are now as one again. We all know one of their trademarks was that they always held hands wherever they went. We know there are many people that would agree that they had something very special. You have only one mother and we had the very best one in our lives. We love you mom. Your loving family memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Southerland Family Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Southerland Family Funeral Homes
Panama City, Fla. 32405

Sister Arma Jean Hughes Grigges was born to Dora E. Hughes and George Street (deceased) in Louisville, Ala., on January 23, 1951. She was raised in Panama City, Fla. She went to be at peace with her Lord on Nov. 18, 2001, at her home. She took with her a beautiful laugh and a great voice of song. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Dora E. Hughes; a daughter, Shirley Faye Hughes (Thad); a devoted son, Gregory Edward Grigges; four grandchildren, Thadarious Smith, Tyreik Smith, Monifha Smith and LaGregory Grigges, all of Panama City; two sisters, Emma Mae Ware of Panama City and JoAnn Dixon Bradford (James) of Rockdale, Texas; two uncles, Jerry Deloach Sr. (Teresa) and James Otis Deloach, all of Panama City; eight aunts, Shirley Hendrix, Lula Mae Arts, Beatrice Clines, Bernice Williams (Walter), Elliose Deloach, and Gussie Stanley, all of Panama City, Carrie Bell Whigham of Dothan, Ala., and Pearlie Mae Daniels of Clio, Ala.; three nephews, Timothy Ware of Panama City, Ivan Bradford (Bridgett) of Dallas, Texas; and Eric Bradford (Keysha) of Austin, Texas; one niece, Tahira Bradford of Rockdale, Texas; paternal cousins, Pastor Margie Kelly (the Rev. James) of Panama City and Helen Campbell (Floyd), of Atlanta, Ga.; a "special friend," Mother Dorothy Grant; a host of other cousins, relatives and friends. Homegoing services for Sister Arma Jean Grigges will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at Brown's Temple with Bishop Randy E. Williams officiating. Family and friends will gather at the home of the late Mrs. Arma Jean Grigges at 1701 Hamilton Avenue, Apt. M-196. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Public visitation will begin today from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The remains will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.
Battle Memorial Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32401

Mrs. Marie G. Clark, 98, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at a local hospital. A native of France, she had been a resident of Bay County for over 20 years. She was a member of the St. Dominic's Catholic Church. She is survived by her close friends, Frank and Jackie Sullivan of Panama City and the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Dominic's Catholic Church. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband, James LeRoy Clark. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Nov. 24, at Compass Lake Cemetery with the Monsignor William A. Crowe officiating. Interment will follow.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32402

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