June Elizabeth Duke Hinds

June Elizabeth Duke Hinds died Jan. 21, 2014, after a 10 month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She had just celebrated her 86th birthday on Dec. 10, 2013, and her beloved grandsonís wedding on Dec. 14th. She joyfully reached her goal of dancing at his wedding.

She was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother, who worked hard all of her life until last year. For the last 20 years of her life she worked in her daughterís office as manager. 

She was born in Clarksdale, Miss., and graduated high school in Memphis, Tenn. Her parents were Mary Elizabeth and Leonard Emmett Duke, and her only sister was Margaret Little.

She was married 45 years to Charles Edward Hinds until his death in 1990. She ran the office of his radio and TV repair business after the family moved to Destin in 1958.  

She loved the Lord and her church, First Baptist in Destin. Her church family loved her back, helping enormously during her illness this past year.  

She is survived by her only daughter, Dr. Carla J. Hinds, and by her only grandson, Andrew E. Hinds, as well as by his new dear wife, Ann; and  cousins, nieces and nephews in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. She is greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 24 at McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave SE in Fort Walton Beach, with the funeral at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the First Baptist Church, Destin, on Beach Drive.  Burial will take place at Destin Memorial in Destin.

Rene' L. Anger (Chuck)

Rene' L. Anger (Chuck), retired master sergeant, U.S. Air Force, of Valparaiso, Fla., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jan. 18, 2014.

Mr. Anger is preceded in death by his parents, Lionel C. and Aurore B. Anger; a sister, Estelle; daughter, Jane; infant son, Mark; and beloved wife, Hilda.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Deborah Anger; step-sons, John Bledsoe (Cindy), Greg Bledsoe (Keitha) and Paul Bledsoe (Char); grandchildren, Joelle Morris, Joshua Bledsoe, Peter Bledsoe, Bret Bledsoe, Amber Bledsoe, Aubrey Bledsoe, and Micah Bledsoe; and great-grandchildren, Kace and Chloe Weavers, and Caden and Kilee Morris. He also leaves behind his brother, Robert "Bobby" Anger, and brother at heart, former military comrade, Bob Morton, of Greensboro, N.C.

Chuck was born in Woonsocket, R.I., Aug. 10, 1926. He entered the military in 1943, serving in the U.S. Navy attached to the Marines, and the U.S. Air Force until his retirement at Eglin Air Force Base in 1974. He served our country in World War II, surviving the third wave at Iwo Jima, Korea, and four tours of Vietnam/Thailand. In 1965, the U.S. Air Force started building up the Thai Air Force base at Ubon, Thailand, to support the war in Viet Nam. With very little equipment, Chuck, his friend and comrade Bob Morton, and some other fellow airmen helped to put together a base radio station to provide entertainment for the troops.

Following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Chuck remained in broadcast radio, serving for several years as program director for WFSH-Am radio in Valparaiso. He received an AA degree in Criminal Justice, and a BA and MA in Communications from the University of West Florida. He taught communications and film history for Troy University, and Okaloosa-Walton Community College (now Northwest Florida State College). Chuck served as the Valparaiso Emergency Management Coordinator for several years.

He and his late wife, Hilda, were very active at Immanuel Anglican Church, Destin.

Arrangements are entrusted to McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Chuck loved life, and lived it to the fullest. In his later years, he was happiest when fishing, watching the great films of history with his beloved Hilda, and taking care of his little dog. Chuck loved his church family and felt especially close to his priest, Father Mike Hesse. Special thanks to his friend Bob Morton, for all his efforts to honor Chuck, and keep the memory of his contributions to the military service alive.

Funeral services for Mr. Rene L. Anger were held Jan. 20 at Immanuel Anglican Church, with interment at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso at a later date.

Memorial gifts can be made to the building fund of Immanuel Anglican Church, Destin.