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Roger Budd

April 5, 1922 - October 19, 2016

Roger Budd Jr., Colonel USAF 1922-2016 Roger loved life, humor, and fixing stuff. He loved friends, relatives and his four kids and their kids and their kids. And for 62 years adored his "wee bonnie lass" Brony. He passed away on October 19, 2016. Roger was born in Holyoke, MA to Roger and Florence Elliott Budd. His privileged upbringing was on a small farm in Granby, MA where he and his...
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Frank Jack Master

August 1, 1948 - October 17, 2016

Frank J Master, age 68, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away on October 17, 2016. Frank was born on August 1, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Christian and Lillian Master. Frank was a police officer for over 30 years in Chicago, IL and Midwest City, OK. Frank is predeceased by his parents and only brother, Frederick. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Virginia (Ginny),...
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Edward Landry

July 16, 1940 - October 15, 2016

Edward F. "Sonny" Landry, age 76, passed away Saturday October 15, 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was born July 16 in Thompsonville, Connecticut to Edward and Dorothy (Cormier) Landry. Edward was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Daniel. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of St John's Catholic Church of Cromwell, CT. He worked for 38 years for...
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Stephen Francis Nogosky

July 22, 1949 - October 15, 2016

Stephen Francis Nogosky, 67, of Destin, FL passed away peacefully after a brief illness on October 15, 2016 with his wife and daughter by his side. Stephen was born on July 22, 1949 in Williamson, West Virginia to Edward Nogosky Sr. and Delphia (Bevins) Nogosky. It was in West Virginia where he met his wife, Ida, and the two married in 1978. Stephen worked as coal miner in West Virginia prior to...
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Sherry Lee Campbell

October 20, 1962 - October 12, 2016

Sherry Cramer Campbell Shumaker, resident of the area since 1976, passed suddenly due to COPD in her home on October 12, 2016 at the age of 54. She leaves behind her best friend and beloved son Brandon Shumaker and his father, Jodi Shumaker; her mother Renier Cramer and step-father Larry Steyerman; her father David Cramer and step-mother Mary Cramer; special friends Bill, Jack, Judy and Trina;...
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Charles Shawn Seitz

February 26, 1981 - October 11, 2016

Celebration of Life Service will be at a later date, obituary will follow.
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Jeanette Webb

October 5, 1937 - October 10, 2016

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Eleanor McCorvey Mathison

February 28, 1939 - October 10, 2016

Eleanor Holley Mathison passed away suddenly and very unexpectedly at home on October 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilmon and Netta Holley of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Col. (Ret.) Richard Mathison, her children, Richard Mathison Jr (Rhonda), Holley Guarachi (Fernando), and Mark Mathison, and two grandchildren, Stefan and Alexa...
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Lois A Shawger

February 2, 1930 - October 9, 2016

Lois A. Shawger age 86 of Mary Esther FL passed away October 9, 2016 at her home. Lois is survived by her husband of 64 years William "Bill" Shawger,Jr and they celebrated their 64th anniversary on the 20th of September. She is also survived by her 3 children, Eric William (Yoriko) Shawger of IL, Peter Alan (Melissa) Shawger of VA and Susan Jane (Dan) Fowler of AL; as well as 6 grandchildren;...
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Richard Joseph Smith

January 5, 1960 - October 7, 2016

Services will be handled by Higgins Funeral Home, 213 Market Street E., Fayetteville,TN. Expressions of love and sympathy can be viewed or submitted online at
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Merle Yrigoyen

August 17, 1925 - October 2, 2016

Merle Boles Yrigoyen, age 91, passed away on October 2, 2016. Merle was born in 1925 in Geneva, Alabama to Harvey and Vonnie Herndon. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:30pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at
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Ralph R Balyeat

January 23, 1936 - October 2, 2016

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:45pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Destin at 154 Calhoun Ave in Destin, Fl. In lieu of flowers, please make donations out to the Harvest House, Inc at 300 Mountain Dr, Destin, Fl 32541.
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Ricardo Carnell LeCompte, Sr.

August 2, 1956 - September 28, 2016

Ricardo Carnell LeCompte Sr. 1954-2016 Ricardo LeCompte, age 62, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. He was born to Benjamin LeCompte and Norma Myers on August 2, 1954 in Baltimore, MD. An Air Force veteran and middle school teacher at Pryor Middle School, he will be remembered as a caring person who influenced so many lives. He is survived by his wife, Teresita LeCompte, his two sons,...
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Patricia T Brogan

March 9, 1932 - September 27, 2016

Service will be in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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Christopher "Mike" Urenda

June 4, 1969 - September 25, 2016

Mike Urenda, age 47, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on Sept. 25, 2016. He was born to Tony and Kay Urenda on June 4, 1969 in La Mirada, California. Mike was a Destin Fire Department Battalion Chief and an Ocean City Fire Commissioner. He previously served as a Tactical Air Command and Control Specialist in the U.S. Air Force. He will be remembered most as a loving husband, father and...
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Sandra Ransone

June 30, 1961 - September 22, 2016

Sandra Ransone Sandra Ransone lost the battle with her adenoid glands - they played dirty, but she put up a hell of a fight. She lost this battle, but she won at life, because she was good to the core. As a child she was resilient, thriving in a family often split between continents. As a friend, she inspired and she shared her love of food and cooking with all she knew. As a daughter she was...
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Stella Melita Philpot

June 6, 1966 - September 22, 2016

Stella Melita Philpot age 50 of Fort Walton Beach passed away September 22, 2016. Stella was born in Athens, Greece in 1966. Her beautiful soul will be forever missed by all who have known her. She is survived by her mother and Step-father Evangelia and George Boltz of Navarre, sisters; Marie Liberty of Mary Esther, FL and Katia Paltou of Greece, former stepfather Roger Liberty, niece Cailin...
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Douglas Ray Dennis

August 4, 1954 - September 18, 2016

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Leondard John Schlageter, Sr

October 12, 1934 - September 15, 2016

Bud, son of the late Leonard J. and Lillian Schlageter, Sr., was born and raised in New Albany, Indiana, and graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1952. On January 6, 1953, Bud entered the United States Air Force and remained in active service until his 1976 military retirement as a Chief Master Sergeant. Upon retirement from the USAF, Bud was hired by Northrop Aircraft Corporation...
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Robert A Koon

April 9, 1921 - September 14, 2016

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Margarita Guevara Rivas

September 24, 1964 - September 11, 2016

Services will be in Oklahoma.
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Myra C. Fabacher

May 4, 1937 - September 10, 2016

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Mary Ann Hilding

March 8, 1947 - September 6, 2016

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Phillip Mark Berg

February 22, 1941 - September 3, 2016

Phillip Mark Berg age 75, a longtime resident of Shalimar, Florida passed away Saturday, September 3 at his residence. Mark was born in Denver, Colorado received his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University, and entered the United States Air Force in Fort Collins Colorado. Mark retired in 1989 as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty-five years of service to his country, service...
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Collette Marcelle Jackson

June 21, 1938 - September 1, 2016

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Lois Wilson Hatch

February 18, 1926 - August 29, 2016

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Donna JoAnn Murie

March 22, 1937 - August 29, 2016

Donna JoAnn Murie went to be with the Lord suddenly Monday August 29, 2016. Separated for a short time, just 27 months, but now in eternity together, she joins the love of her life, Fr. Ken Murie founder of The Chapel of the Cross. She is survived by their four children, Jeff Murie (Nancy), Kimberly Bolton (Tony), Scott Murie (Terri), Kelly Madison (Harry) along with 11 grandchildren and 7...
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John William Player, Jr.

August 31, 1929 - August 28, 2016

John William Player Jr. joined the love of his life, Pankey Player, in heaven on August 28, 2016. Maybe now he will "do right." John was also known by some as JW, Old Goat, Wrastus, No Account, and by most he was known as Unc. Unc was born on August 31, 1929 on a small family farm in Kinard, Florida. He hated the farm and as soon as he turned 18 he saw the Air Force as his ticket out of town....
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Melva L Kovach

December 20, 1939 - August 25, 2016

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Richard Melvin Watts

July 2, 1938 - August 25, 2016

Richard M. Watts, of Miramar Beach, Florida, passed away on August 25, 2016. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 2, 1938 to William Vernon Watts, Sr. and Onnie Irene Mewborn Watts. Richard ("Rich") lived in Atlanta, Georgia until his retirement from Kroger, when he moved to Miramar Beach, Florida. He is survived by his Wife Barbara "Sandy" Watts, children Cindy Crockett (Greg), Vicki Williams...
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Dong S Shim

September 24, 1947 - August 25, 2016

Dong S. Shim age 68 passed away August 25th his services will be at AJ Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Troy MI No services will be here.
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Walter James Voytek

July 24, 1928 - August 24, 2016

VOYTEK- Walter James Voytek, age 88, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 24, 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He was born July 24, 1928 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Anna (Cotshck) Voytek. Walter was a veteran of the US Army and served during WWII. He worked as an Electronics Engineer for most of his career. Walter enjoyed playing golf as well as watching it on TV. He also...
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Frances Patrick

November 25, 1920 - August 24, 2016

Frances Madeline Padgett Patrick, 95, passed away peacefully and gracefully into the arms of Jesus at her home at sunrise on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Frances won the hearts of many and usually within a matter of minutes. Her grace, charm, charisma, and warm smile were known to all. Frances was born in Andalusia, Alabama on November 25, 1920 to Bertie Bell Padgett and Melissa Lundy Padgett. ...
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Valda Myrl Brown

February 10, 1935 - August 21, 2016

Valda Myrl (Livingston) Brown, 81, of Shalimar, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Sunday, August 21, 2016, while surrounded by her family. As a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of eight, Valda was known for her quick humor and fun-loving, happy spirit. A native of Mississippi, Valda's southern charm and selfless devotion to her family will be dearly missed. Valda was born in...
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Howard Volk

March 29, 1932 - August 14, 2016

Howard L.(Les) Volk of Mary Esther, USAF Retired, was born March 29, 1932 to Howard T. & Nellie Brown Volk in West Grove, Pa. A service for Les will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. While surrounded by family, Les passed away after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph (Dory), Calvin (Sally),...
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Timothy Warren Gray

January 28, 1951 - August 14, 2016

Mr. Timothy Warren Gray age 65 of Fort Walton Beach passed away on August 14, 2016. There are no services at this time
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Virginia Kammerer

February 15, 1928 - August 11, 2016

Virginia S. Kammerer passed from this earth in her 89th year on Thursday, August 11, 2016, where she was welcomed into the loving arms of those who have gone before. She was born on February 15, 1928 in Farmersville in Lowndes county Alabama, the ninth of eleven children born to Bessie and Oscar Strickland. When she was nine years old her mother died and she went to live with an older sister,...
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Joan Garea

April 5, 1938 - August 7, 2016

Joan Garea was born on April 5, 1938 in Newcastle, England and moved on to her heavenly home on August 7, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years John Garea, Jr. Joan had a true servants heart and was always there when needed by anyone. She was kind, generous and devoted to her family. She is survived by children, John, Susan, Cheryl, David, Barry and Angela and their...
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Loren Bjornson

June 26, 1934 - August 6, 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Loren F. Bjornson, born June 26, 1934 in Bismark, North Dakota, to Fred and Evelyn Bjornson, passed away on August 6, 2016. He graduated from Minot High School and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from North Dakota State University. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant through the AFROTC program in 1956 and entered active duty status in 1957 where he was assigned to...
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Claire Camp Shipes

October 30, 1957 - August 5, 2016

Claire Camp Shipes age 58 of Santa Rosa Beach passed away suddenly August 5, 2016. Claire is survived by her husband of 30+ years Hershel "Keith" Shipes and two sons, Stone Shipes & Aaron Shipes. A visitation will be held on Saturday the 13th of August from 1-2pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home at 161 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed online at www...
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Margaret Tucker

May 11, 1923 - July 31, 2016

Margaret Cagle (Marge) Tucker, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away on Sunday, July 31st at her current residence, Hawthorne House at Bob Hope Village, in Shalimar, Florida. She was born May 11, 1923 in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, AL. She continued her education by attending various universities as she travelled with her husband in the military. She...
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Viola J Percival

April 14, 1924 - July 29, 2016

Viola J. Percival age 92 of Fort Walton Beach passed away on July 29th. No services will be here. Viola will be buried in Edgefield, South Carolina. You may contact Edgefield-Merchantile Funeral Home in Edgefield, SC for future service dates.
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Peggy Lynne Qualls

August 30, 1952 - July 27, 2016

Peggy Lynne Qualls, age 63 of Fort Walton Beach, passed away at her home on July 27, 2016. Peggy was born in Birmingham, Alabama in August of 1952 to Robert L. and Lois A. Anderson. Peggy is survived by her husband of 43 years, Al Qualls, sons Donny Qualls and Robert Qualls, both of Fort Walton Beach, Daughter Polly Qualls of Panama City, and sister, Shirley L. Anderson of Orlando and is...
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Floyd H Rice

November 22, 1932 - July 26, 2016

Floyd H. Rice, age 83 of Fort Walton Beach, a beloved husband, father and friend to many, passed away on July 26, 2016. Floyd was born November 1932 in Pendleton, South Carolina to parents James & Sally Rice. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Hazel N. (Thompson) Rice, daughters, Julia Carter and Linda Huffman, Son, Michael Rice and his wife Brenda (Robbins) Rice, grandchildren Kendra Huffman...
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Julius Otto Tanner

July 6, 1937 - July 25, 2016

Julius O. Tanner, age 79, formally of Fort Walton Beach and Cocoa, Florida died on July 25, 2016 at his home in Destin, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Destin Worship Center in Miramar Beach. The family will hold a reception following the memorial service at Destiny Worship Center. Julius was born July 6, 1937 to the late Otto and Lavada Tanner in...
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Stanley Irving Clem

February 28, 1935 - July 24, 2016

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Margaret Hope Horne

January 19, 1923 - July 23, 2016

Margaret Lee Hope Horne died on July 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Col. Offnere and Bess Vaulx Hope and was the wife of the late, Carnot Guille Milligan Jr., then the late Charles L. Watson, and finally the late Thomas Lee Horne, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Sherred Milligan Williams and husband, Fred, of Wake Forest, NC; her son, Carnot Guille Milligan...
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Bobby Ray Frye

June 28, 1937 - July 21, 2016

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Ret. Brig. Gen. Thomas Mark Stogsdill

September 8, 1947 - July 19, 2016

Thomas Mark Stogsdill, Brig Gen (Ret) September 8, 1947 - July 19, 2016 Thomas "Mark" Stogsdill lived his life by a code. He was a man who was duty and honor bound in every aspect of his life: military service, volunteering, friendships, faith, and above all family. Mark was born on September 8, 1947, in Wellington, KS, to Betty (Montgomery) and Dale W. L. Stogsdill. Mark was an officer in...
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William Russell Wagner, Jr.

May 29, 1938 - July 19, 2016

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Obituary is pending at this time.
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Erin Ledbetter

December 27, 1980 - July 19, 2016

Erin Elizabeth Warner Ledbetter, born December 27, 1980, passed away in her home Tuesday July 19th. Even in the darkest of times, she touched the lives of everyone who crossed her path. The light that surrounded her was bright! Her love for life, nature, and God defined her personality and her art. Her love for her family and friends was even stronger. She was the rock in every relationship,...
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Melvin James Dunaway

January 12, 1968 - July 17, 2016

Melvin James Dunaway, of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away on July 17, 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He was born to Sammy Kaye Sr. and Darlene Taylor Dunaway on January 12, 1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He will remembered for being a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Doris Dunaway; daughters, Amy Dunaway, Brandy Dunaway and Kaleigha Herndon;...
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Mary "Phyl" Owens

July 17, 1932 - July 17, 2016

Mary Phyllis Owens, age 84, passed peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. "Phyl" was born in July of 1932 to Philip and Pearl (Register) Taylor in Lake Butler, FL and grew up in Tarpon Springs and Daytona Beach with siblings Emmett, Sissie, Evelyn and Charlie. She was married for 64 years to the love of her life, Henry Fred Owens....
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Yetta M Newton

April 7, 1941 - July 17, 2016

Yetta M. "Polly" Newton age 75 of Fort Walton Beach passed away July 17, 2016 with her family by her side. She is survived by her son Robert & Katie Newton of Fort Walton Beach and her grandchildren; Madison, Hunter and Megan Newton. Yetta is predeceased by her husband Julian Newton. Services will be conducted Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12 O'Clock at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Rd...
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Dennis J Myers

October 2, 1964 - July 16, 2016

Dennis James Myers age 51 of Fort Walton Beach passed suddenly and unexpectedly on July 16, 2016. Dennis was born in 1964 in shreveport LA. As a care giver Dennis was always taking care of someone, he enjoyed fishing, frisbee golf and playing pool. Dennis is survived by his son, Keith Myers of TN; daughter, April Myers of FL; sisters, Susan Headley and Mary Voyles both of FL. A Memorial service...
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Douglas Lynn Manning

July 21, 1938 - July 14, 2016

Douglas Lynn Manning, age 77, passed away July 14, 2016. He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Wendi, grandchildren Shae, Summer, Manning, Mackenzie, familyand many friends. He loved his Creator Jehovah God and continued to tell others about the hope of his wonderful Kingdom through his Son Jesus Christ at every opportunity. He was known for his automotive expertise and was always willing...
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Chong Im Kanzaki

March 6, 1950 - July 13, 2016

Chong, 66 years old, passed away on July 13, 2016 under the loving care of her family and Covenant Hospice, (thank you, Candice).She was a devoted mother of four, wife for 36 years and an avid bingo player. She is at peace now, but will be dearly missed by all of us who knew and loved her. The family of Chong wish to thank all of you who expressed your sympathy with gifts of food, flowers,...
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Pamela Frazier

March 26, 1955 - July 11, 2016

FRAZIER, Pamela Born March 26, 1955, Pamela Denise Frazier of Fort Walton Beach passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016. Pam is preceded in death by her father, Jack Lorusso of Fort Walton Beach. Pam leaves behind her loving husband of 28 years Mel Frazier of Fort Walton Beach; her daughter Jenn Griemsman of Fort Walton Beach; mother Pat Lorusso of Fort Walton Beach; brother Ron Lorusso of...
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Ruth Marie Henderson

November 2, 1920 - July 11, 2016

Ruth Henderson, loving wife, mother, grand- and great-grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away on July 11, 2016. She is remembered by all who knew her for her love, generosity, sense of humor, and gift of joy. Her funeral service will be held on July 15 at 10:00 am at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, followed by interment at Barrancas National Cemetery at 1:15. Ruth's family suggests that, in lieu...
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Susanne Robinson Gwynn

June 22, 1947 - July 11, 2016

In the very early hours of July 11, 2016, Susanne Gwynn died and the world lost one of those rarest of beings; a gentle soul. She was born on June 22, 1947. Susie was a person of deep religious beliefs who lived these beliefs to the fullest. Her loyalty, kindness, and generosity, both in spirit and in action, are legendary among her friends. She set an example for us all as for decades she...
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Thomas Leland Stenstrom

September 23, 1941 - July 9, 2016

Lt. Col. Thomas L.Stenstrom,age 74, of Destin, FL passed away on July 9, 2016. The son of Theodore and EvelynStenstrom,Thomas was born on September 23, 1941 in Hartford, CT. He is survived by his sister, Ann Rizio (Stenstrom);two sons, Scott andGary;hisdaughter, Shelley as well as six grand-children; Ana, Keagan,Kameryn, Owen, Daily and Knightly. He will be intered with full...
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Harriett Anne Warren

February 24, 1963 - July 8, 2016

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Fe Fruto Boone

June 17, 1951 - July 7, 2016

Fe "Josie" Boone, age 65, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL passed away on July 7, 2016. She was born on June 17, 1951 to parents Leon and Celestina Fruto in Santa Elena, Magallanes, Philippines. She lived in Manila and Angeles City before moving to the United States in 1973. Fe was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was an outspoken Christian who had a firm, unshakable belief in Jesus Christ...
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Janet Louise Maceachern

May 22, 1954 - July 4, 2016

Mrs. Janet Louise (Santos) MacEachern of Shalimar, Florida passed away on July 4th 2016. A Beach Service will be held on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, on Okaloosa Island on July 16, 2016. Janet was the daughter of the late Everett Santos of North Dighton, Massachusetts and Marie (Santos) Medeiros of Taunton, Massachusetts. She was born May 22, 1954 in Lakeville, Massachusetts. She will be...
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Bibb Dickey

May 8, 1928 - July 4, 2016

Bibb J. Dickey, affectionately called "Poppy" by his close family, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4th, 2016, surrounded by many loved ones. He was born the last of ten children to John Kirby Dickey and Sallie Adell Owens on May 8th, 1928 in Grady, Crenshaw County, Alabama, which he referred to as "God's country". He spent his childhood there before eventually moving to Montgomery and...
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Matthew E Loar

July 27, 1925 - July 1, 2016

Matthew Emet Loar, Shalimar, FL; born July 27, 1925 in Fullerton, California passed away July 1, 2016 following a brief illness. A true gentleman of the Greatest Generation, Matt was raised in Southern Indiana. He was active in Boy Scouting and became an Eagle Scout at age 13. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 after graduating from Mitchell High School. He was commissioned and earned...
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Jeffrey L Marko

May 22, 1975 - June 30, 2016

Jeffrey Luke Marko, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on June 30, 2016, following a brief illness. He was wrapped in the arms of God and the love of family and friends. Jeff was born on May 22, 1975 in Gainesville, Florida and was a Gator from day one. He attended the University of Florida and he loved spending time outdoors, camping, playing men's competitive volleyball, and looking for...
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Beverly Leach Hayes

January 28, 1938 - June 30, 2016

Beverly L. Hayes, age 78, was called home by our heavenly father on June 30, 2016. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Pamela H. West and husband, Philip, of Destin, Fl.; son, Jason D. Hayes of FWB, Fl.; son, Michael L. Hayes and grandsons, Christian and Austin Hayes, all of Mesa, AZ. Her loving husband of 52 years, Buddy, was there to welcome her home. Along with her mother, father, brother,...
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Fredrick Etzwiler

June 30, 1940 - June 29, 2016

Fredrick Aaron Etzwiler (Fred) died peacefully on June 29, 2016 in Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast with his wife, son, daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren at his side. He was born in Kamiah, Idaho on June 30, 1940 to Ben and Mary Etzwiler. After graduating from high school, Fred joined the United States Air Force. He served on bases in Dover Delaware, Washington DC, and...
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Kristi M Meyers

November 3, 1974 - June 28, 2016

Kristi Meyers transitioned home to heavenon Tuesday evening, June 28, 2016. Gentle, courageous, and often hilarious, Kristi was adored not only by her family, to whom she was close and devoted, but to everyone that knew her.She had a love for country music, singing, the outdoors, remembering birthdays, laughing, and visiting all the parks. Kristi will be missed by her adoring mother, Diane...
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John Philip DiBona

August 8, 1941 - June 26, 2016

MSgt. John P. DiBona, USAF Retired, age 74, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, formerly of Hampstead, NH for 34 years, passed away on June 26, 2016. He was born in Haverhill, MA to John and Olga DiBona on August 8, 1941 but raised in Quincy, MA. A graduate of Archbishop Williams HS, Braintree, MA, joined the US Air Force in 1960, and retired in 1980. He lived for his family and his county and was...
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Gloria Jean Glidewell

June 28, 1961 - June 21, 2016

Gloria Glidewell age 54 of Shalimar passed away on June 21, 2016. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Angieline Crum. Having fought a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Gloria remained positive throughout her battle which was an inspiration to all who knew her. She always had a smile even in times of pain. Gloria loved fishing with her husband, gardening, swimming, visiting and...
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Larry Elenburg

June 1, 1940 - June 17, 2016

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Jarred Taubert Wingert

February 6, 1988 - June 17, 2016

Jarred Scott Wingert, 28, of Fort Walton Beach FL, passed away on June 17, 2016. Jarred was born on February 6, 1988 to Connie Wingert of South Sioux City, NE and Tracy Bonsall of Williamsburg, WI. He is survived by his loving wife, Chae Howell. Jarred was born in Scottsdale, AZ and raised in South Sioux City, NE. He graduated from South Sioux City High School in June 2006. Jarred served in the...
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Philip Russell Fernandez

December 15, 1959 - June 17, 2016

Phillip "Phil" Russell Fernandez age 56 of Shalimar passed away June 17th at his home. The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday, June 22nd from 10am to 12pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home then Services will follow in Pensacola at Barrancas National Cemetery at 2pm.
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Richard Eldon Williams

September 2, 1934 - June 17, 2016

Richard E. Williams, age 81, of Fort Walton Beach Florida, passed away on June 16, 2016. Richard was born on September 2, 1934 to Fred and Evelyn Gollotte in Biloxi Mississippi. Richard is survived by his loving wife,Ditty Petermann Williams and his children Michael William Slaton and Angie Williams Barr (Steve). He is also survived his grandchildren, Brienne Slaton and Kristy Slaton, and...
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Dawson Derek Dean

September 5, 2014 - June 16, 2016

Dawson Derek Dean age 21 months was granted his angel wings on June 16, 2016. Dawson's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him. He enjoyed Mickey Mouse, animals, playing with his cousins, and spending time with his...
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James Burton Norman

June 16, 2016

Long- time Shreveport resident and member of North Highlands UMC, James Burton Norman, 95, passed away June 16 in Fort Walton Beach, FL, his home since November 2013. A graduate of Louisiana Tech, Jimmy worked as a civil engineer for Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company, designing many buildings for the company as well as residences and airplane hangars. A master craftsman, Jimmy built and flew his...
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Ryan Andrew Black

October 1, 1976 - June 16, 2016

Ryan Andrew Black, age 39, died of complications from a preexsiting medical condition on June 16, 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Ryan is survived by his girlfriend Amanda Shelby and her two children Savannah and Austin of Shalimar, FL; his son Riley Black of Ebro, FL; his mother Judith M. Black of Fort Walton Beach, FL; and his brother Aaron Black of St. Paul, MN. He is preceded in death by...
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Doris Jean Nix

January 17, 1928 - June 15, 2016

Doris Jean (Martin) Nix 1928 - 2016 Doris Nix, age 88, of Destin, FL, passed away on June 15, 2016. Her passing is attributed to natural causes following a series of illnesses. She was born to Dr. Clarence and Mrs. Clara Martin in Liberty, S.C. on Jan. 17, 1928 Doris was the epitome of the genteel Southern Belle. With a quick and dry wit, and a sense of humor in any given situation, she was loved...
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Blaine Alexander Thomas

November 9, 1985 - June 15, 2016

BLAINE THOMAS 1985-2016 Blaine Thomas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his home in Niceville, Florida. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Road NW from 10:00-12:00noon for friends and loved ones. At noon, a service will commence remembering Blaine. A procession to Beal Memorial Cemetery, 3156 Beal Parkway will...
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Jean M Lewis

March 12, 1934 - June 15, 2016

Jean Martineau Lewis of Fort Walton Beach, FL died unexpectedly on June 15, 2016 at the age of eighty-two after a brief illness. Jean was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-seven years, James R. Lewis Jr., their three daughters: Barbara Lewis (husband David Jantzen), Kathy Lewis Lagozzino, and Nancy Lewis Derrick (husband Anthony Derrick); and...
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Glee G Langston

June 21, 1935 - June 15, 2016

Glee Griffith Langston loving wife of Randall Langston passed away peacefully June 15,, 2016 after a struggle with cancer with her family by her side. Glee was born in Dothan, Alabama on June 21, 1935 to E.Z. and Marion Griffith. She graduated from Stetson University and the University of West Florida with a BA and MEd in Early Childhood Education. She married her college sweetheart (Randall) in...
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Billie Jean Pramov

July 22, 1928 - June 14, 2016

Ms. Billie Jean Pramov died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast. There are no services planned at this time. Her remains will be cremated. Expressions of love and sympathy can be viewed or submitted online at
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Odilio Gonzales Ramos

April 1, 1985 - June 11, 2016

There will be no local services.
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Harold Marion Mitchum

December 17, 1933 - June 11, 2016

Harold M. Mitchum, a resident of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. He was born to Thomas and Annie Mitchum on December 17, 1933 in Stiefeltown, SC. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Burial services will take place at Barrancas National...
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Daniel Michael Sullivan

February 15, 1957 - June 11, 2016

Daniel (Danny) Michael Sullivanwas born in Boston on February 15, 1957. He was married to Josie Sullivan on December 15, 1990 in Clark Air Force Base, Philippines. He graduated from the University of West Florida. He was in the military for 22 years as an instructor air craft communications and navigation systems for 8 years. He was also a superintendent; aircraft communication and navigation...
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Dorothy Hill Chestnut

October 26, 1931 - June 6, 2016

Dorothy Hill Chestnut, age 84 passed away on June 28, 2016. Dorothy was born on October 28, 1931 in Laurel, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Chassie Mae Hill and husband, William Chestnut. Dorothy is survived by her son, John Michael Gaskin (Jessie), two daughters, Lisa Chestnut of St. Petersburg, FL and Lynn Chestnut of Fort Walton Beach, FL, and two granddaughters,...
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Barbara Jean Fudge

July 1, 1928 - June 5, 2016

Barbara J. Fudge of Ft. Walton Beach, FL went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016. Barbara was born on July 1, 1928 to parents Darrel and Katherine Adams in Bloomington, Indiana. Barbara studied art and with the talent God gave her, she became a published artist, beloved art teacher, and owner of the Hobbycraft Harbour Art and Craft Store in Ft. Walton Beach. With a gentle spirit and loving...
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Carzie Graves Herrington III

July 1, 1962 - June 4, 2016

The twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes, his wonderful smile, warm touch and tender heart have ceased to be on earth. Carzie Graves Herrington III, died June 4, 2016, from cancer, the cruel emperor of all diseases. He fought it with unlimited courage and dignity. He was quite simply, one of the most loving and generous human beings of all times. Carzie was born July 1, 1962, in Fort Walton Beach,...
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Keith Virgil Williams, Jr.

February 15, 1982 - June 4, 2016

Keith Virgil Williams Jr. was born to Keith Virgil Williams Sr, and Patricia Eaglin Williams, on February 15, 1982 in Landstuhl, Germany. He attendedschools in Oklahoma,Guam, and Fort Walton Beach High School. "Baby Keith", as he was called by his family and friends, was a jokester, fun-loving,and full of life. As a result of his generous spiritandpleasant personality, hewas loved by many....
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James Franklin Long

April 11, 1928 - June 2, 2016

Service will be private.
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Janeral Lafayette Holley, Jr

August 6, 1931 - May 30, 2016

Lt. Col. Janeral "Jan" Lafayette Holley, Jr., United States Air Force (Retired) of Shalimar, Florida, departed on his final flight on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 at age 84. He was born in Parrott, Georgia on August 6, 1931 to Janeral "Fate" Lafayette Holley, Sr. and Eva Parker Holley and was preceded in death by his parents along with brother, James Holley, sisters, Margaret Ross and Flotsie Lee...
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Carole Dube

May 30, 2016

Carole Gardner Dube, aged 84, of Wynne, Ar. passed away Sunday May 29, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 4, 1932 to the late Mr. Charles Gardner and the late Helen Templin Gardner in Lebanon, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Dube. Survivors include; two daughters; Mrs. Jill Dube Gilley of Wynne, AR. and Jayne Cawthon of Yelm, WA; one sister;...
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Judith Ann Thomas

February 17, 1942 - May 29, 2016

Judith Ann Thomas of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on May 29, 2016. She was born in Louisville, KY to parents Doris and Charles Nichols. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Thomas and brother, Bob. She is survived by her sister, Dianne and brother, Mike. She will be remembered as the loving wife, loving sister, loving aunt, great aunt and a wonderful friend to many. A...
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Kenneth Veach

April 28, 1934 - May 29, 2016

Kenneth Leland Veach, born April 28, 1934, went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Eveline Veach: his sons, Kerry Veach & his wife, Lauren; Kevin Veach & his wife, Sharon; daughter, Kendra Veach Thomley; and eight grandchildren, Casey Veach, Chris Veach, Natalie Thomley, Meredith Thomley, Jaxon Thomley, Patrick Thomley, Carly Veach, and Caden Veach. Veach was...
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Ernestine K Brockman

September 2, 1922 - May 29, 2016

Ernestine K. "Ernie" Brockman lived life to the fullest right until the end. On Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the age of 93, she peacefully passed on to once again dance and play golf with her beloved husband, "Brock", Colonel Warren Douglas Brockman, who loved her in life and preceded her in death. Ernie leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, William H. & Peggy P. Brockman of Ft. Walton Beach,...
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Ernest Paul Bruechner

May 3, 1959 - May 27, 2016

Ernest Paul "Breckie" Bruechner, Jr., passed away at home on May 27, 2016 with his incredibly loving family by his side after bravely fighting cancer for the past three years. He was 57. Paul was born in Wimpoe Park, Cambridgeshire, England on May 3, 1959 to Ernest Paul Bruechner and Susan McGee Bruechner. He grew up in Marshall, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana, before graduating from Texas A&M...
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Jimmy Lewis Maturo

September 13, 1930 - May 24, 2016

Mr. Jimmy Lewis "James" Maturo, age 85 of Niceville, Florida died May 24, 2016. Funeral service will be held on June 7, 2016 at 2:00PM at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Mr. Maturo will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. Mr. Maturo was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 13, 1930 to Frank and Rose Mary Lewis Maturo. He was a retired Colonel...
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Christopher Daniel "Dan" Wright

December 24, 1932 - May 22, 2016

Col. Christopher Daniel "Dan" Wright, U. S. Air Force (Ret.), 83, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on May 22, 2016 at his home with his wife by his side. Born December 24, 1932 in Vinita, Oklahoma to Hugh Allen and Mary Nadine Wright and was preceded in death by both parents. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Carol Ann Wright; his daughter, Leslee "Scottie" Wright of Richmond,...
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