George Richard Blackburn, Jr.
Mr. George Richard Blackburn, Jr. 72 , passed away April 26, 2014. He was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Harlingen, Texas, to George and Leverna Bevells Blackburn.
Mr. Blackburn had been a resident of Santa Rosa Beach. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the United States Army with more than 20 years of serving before retiring. He also worked as a title researcher for many years. He enjoyed reading, working puzzles and fishing.
Mr. Blackburn is preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Blackburn is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Peggy O. Blackburn of Santa Rosa Beach; sons, John Blackburn of Tennessee, James Blackburn of Virginia, Clint Epps of Tennessee, Joe Hargis and wife Cari of Santa Rosa Beach, and Clifford Bright and wife Amanda of Santa Rosa Beach; daughters, Evelyn Miller of Ohio, Sylvia Reiter of Louisiana and Patricia Moore of Santa Rosa Beach; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. May 1 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home,150 East Highway 20 in Freeport.
Graveside services will be held at 10:15 a.m. May 2 at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Janet Alexena (Ena) Lundy Reid Fagan
Janet Alexena (Ena) Lundy Reid Fagan, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 26. 2014. surrounded by her loving family and husband of 70 years. She is with Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
Ena was born Oct. 1, 1922, in Sooke, BC, Canada, to Alexzander Reid and Agnes McCracken. Growing up in Seattle, Wash., Ena graduated from Franklin High School along with her future husband, Bill Fagan, and attended Seattle Pacific University. On Sept. 9, 1943, Ena married her Billy, the love of her life, in San Antonio, Texas while he attended flight school. Throughout her life, Ena and Bill returned with their children to their roots in the Pacific Northwest. Because of these annual visits, Seattle and Sooke are like second homes to her children.
As an Air Force officer’s wife, Ena raised her five children during three wars and multiple stations throughout the United States. Ena was a professional multi media artist, a career that spanned 40 years. She was also an accomplished baker, costume designer and family event coordinator extraordinaire. Ena’s many artistic awards and accomplishments include the honor of being a signature member of the Southeast Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, founding member of an organization that has become the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, former director of the Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, president of the Officers Wives Club from1962-65, art educator and hard-working honor guard wench with Billy Bowlegs in 1985. Ena continued her education throughout her life studying under renowned artists such as, Judy Betts, Edgar Whitney, Paul Sample and Wilfred Bowen.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ena was passionate about helping others. She would often reach out to those who needed a little extra care and anonymously deliver handmade and beautifully decorated cookies to their door. She made friends wherever she went and was a beacon of energy, light and optimism for those who knew her. Ena modeled artistic celebration, compassion and creativity for her children. Her legacy will forever live on through their independent creative endeavors, which she nurtured. Ena celebrated all that life offered and created traditions and positive memories for her family, too numerous to list.
Ena is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Col. William M. Fagan USAF (Ret); children and their respective spouses, Michael (Julie), Ronald, David(Kristie), Paul (MaryJean) and Janet Fagan; grandchildren Sean, Ian, Kristopher, Mary (Joe), Matthew (Laura), William, and Joshua, and her great-grandchild, Reid.
Services honoring and celebrating Ena’s life will be held at 10 a.m. April 29 at the First Presbyterian Church in Pensacola, followed by a graveside ceremony at Barrancas Cemetery. A wake will follow from 5-7 p.m. April 30 at Azaela Trace in Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Arts and Design Society or PAWS, both in Fort Walton Beach, or the Salvation Army.
Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel in Pensacola is entrusted with arrangements.