Kay C. Ellis
Kay Camille Conway Ellis, 74, died March 10, 2014, at her home in Winona, Miss., after a four-year battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1939, in Charleston, Miss., to the late Mike and Virginia Marsh of Crystal Springs,
Miss., and Rufus Conway.
Kay graduated from Crystal Springs High School in 1957 and then attended the
University of Southern Mississippi where she joined Chi Omega Sorority.
In 1958, she married the love of her life, John Emmett Ellis, Jr., and moved to
Starkville, Miss., where she graduated with honors from Mississippi State University with
a B.S. in history. Upon graduation they returned to Winona where they raised their
family. Kay owned and operated Lads ‘n’ Lasses for more than 30 years.
Upon retirement, she enjoyed a dual residency between Destin and Winona so she could enjoy her grandchildren, racing and traveling. Kay’s abundant joy for life was evident in her ability to make every event fun, her passion for good food, her love of music and dancing, and most of all her grandchildren.
Kay is survived by her children, Virginia Celeste Ellis McCullar (Mike) of Memphis,
Tenn., Mary Laura Ellis Adkins (Curtis) of Grenada, Miss., John Emmett Ellis III (Trip)
(Elizabeth) of Destin; and her little sister, Susan Marsh Bryan (Larry) of Memphis; as well as her adopted family Stevan Lazich, Jessie Merritt and Randy Martin.
The greatest treasures that she leaves behind are her grandchildren, Camille, Mac,
Lizzie, James Ellis, Del, Emmett, and Posey along with her nephews, Austin and Spencer,
and great-niece Ellie.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. March 15 at Immanuel Church, 416 Summit Street in Winona. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a contribution to Immanuel Church or
the charity of your choice.
Patricia Ann Hagstrom
“A nurse is simply an angel with invisible wings."
Patricia Ann Hagstrom, 76, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully March 10, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 1, 1937, to the late J.W. and Vivian Baird in Columbia, S.C.
She graduated from Columbia High School and received her nursing degree from Saint Francis School of Nursing in Charleston, S.C., and also attended the Medical University of South Carolina. After marrying the love of life, she and her husband, Bob, relocated to Fort Walton Beach, where they have been lifelong residents.
She began her devoted nursing career at Fort Walton Beach Hospital. She also practiced nursing at Magnolia Medical Clinic with Drs. Robert Maxon and A. B. Russell while receiving her master's degree in education. Upon completion, she began her second career as an instructor for the LPN program at Fort Walton Beach Vocational/Technical School. After 25 plus years of teaching, she then became the supervisor of nursing at the Fort Walton Beach Rehabilitation Center. Nursing was her passion and she will always be remembered for the love, kindness and tenderness she gave to each and everyone she came to care for.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and one of the most enthusiastic football fans of the Citadel Bulldogs and the Carolina Gamecocks.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Hagstrom, of Fort Walton Beach; daughter, Susan P. Hagstrom, of Destin; son, Kenneth R. Hagstrom (Diana), of Lake Mary, Fla.; grandsons, Kevin and Aaron Hagstrom; sister, Rebecca Johns (Roy), of Aiken, S.C.; cousin, Bonnie Blackberg, of Columbia, S.C.; childhood friend, “Pete” McCartha, Chapin, S.C.; very special in-laws, and numerous nieces and nephews, along with many other lifelong friends and patients from Fort Walton Beach and South Carolina.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Vivian Baird, and her brother, Thomas Baird.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 15 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A private graveside service will be held in Charleston, S.C., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Regancy Hospice in honor of her. We ask also that you give the gift of life and become a living organ donor.