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Charles H Keel

May 5, 1959 - December 5, 2016

Charles H. Keel age 57 of Shalimar passed away on December 5, 2016 services are pending at this time
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Catherine Gaines Miller

November 26, 1955 - December 4, 2016

Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed and submitted at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.
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Betty Swicegood

January 14, 1934 - December 1, 2016

Betty Marie Swicegood age 82 of Santa Rosa Beach passed away on December 1, 2016. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 10 2pm at Vision Church Christian International 5200 US-98, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joe Swicegood.
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Dante Christopher McFarlane

December 1, 2016

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Anthony Edward Ayers, Jr

December 22, 1962 - November 30, 2016

Anthony Edward Ayers, 53, of Destin, Florida , passed away on November 26 peacefully in his sleep. The memorial service will be held at future time. Tony was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 22, 1962. He graduated from Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Ga. Tony was married to Jennifer on October 26, 1996; they were married 18 years and remained friends beyond that time. Tony worked in...
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Gerald A Hughes

August 3, 1946 - November 30, 2016

Gerald A. Hughes, age 70, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born in Battle Creek Michigan to Paul James and Mary Evelyn (Martin) Hughes. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. Gerald retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force. After retirement he continued as Civil Service for the Air Force. In his spare time Gerald loved to...
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Daniel R Vicker, Sr

July 23, 1922 - November 24, 2016

Retired Air Force Maj. Daniel R. Vicker Sr., a World War II veteran who spent 28 years in the service as a commissioned and non-commissioned officer, died Thursday at his home in Fort Walton Beach. He was 94. After retiring from the Air Force Dan was an active local musician and entertainer, playing drums with a broad variety of local groups. He was still the principal drummer for the Emerald...
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Friedrich Wilhelm Reinke

June 1, 1931 - November 23, 2016

Reverend Friedrich Wilhelm Reinke, age 85 of Fort Walton Beach went to be with his Lord on November 22, 2016. He was the son of Hellmuth & Evelyn Reinke born on June 1, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rev. Reinke will be remembered for his sixty years of ministry in the Lutheran Church including twenty-five years as a USAF Chaplain (Lt Col.). He was ordained in Wisconsin where he met his wife...
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Eugen Immler

September 8, 1931 - November 21, 2016

Services are pending.
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Carolyn Jacobs

July 10, 1937 - November 21, 2016

Carolyn E. Jacobs, age 79 passed away November 21, 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She was born in Panama City, FL to Huey and Estelle (Addison) Shiver. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 10 years William C Jacobs in 1993; one son Larry Tatem; and two grandchildren. She loved to travel, spending time with her family and was very active in her church. Carolyn worked for 23 years for...
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Clifteen Janice Campbell

May 8, 1949 - November 19, 2016

Clifteen "CeCe" Janice Campbell, age 67, passed away Nov 19, 2016 in FWB surrounded by loving friends & family. She was born in Brownwood, TX. She moved to FWB in 1988. She worked for WalMart for 27 years. She is survived by her husband USAF MSGT (ret) William "Bill" Campbell; her two daughters, Dedra Cosner and Andrea Sofield; her son, Kyle Campbell; her sister, Jeanetta Johnson; her parents,...
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Izetta Ransome

May 27, 1940 - November 19, 2016

Izetta Mae Ransome "Dee Dee" age 76 of Fort Walton Beach passed away at her home with her family at her side on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Izetta was born in 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana to George and Mary Ellison. She was the middle child and had 5 siblings. At the age of 8 Izetta's family moved to Newark, NJ where they were active at the Greater New Point Baptist Church in. Izetta graduated...
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Helen Juanita Brooks Sorrells

June 28, 1933 - November 17, 2016

Helen J. (Brooks) Sorrells 1933 - 2016 Heaven gained a beautiful angel, Helen J. Sorrells, age 83 of Fort Walton Beach. She went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm. There aren't many people in this world as caring, loving, and thoughtful as this lady and we were so blessed she was ours. She fought a long, hard, 3 year battle with cancer. We are heartbroken as she has...
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Thomas Holmes Jenkins

November 14, 2016 - November 16, 2016

THOMAS HOLMES JENKINS, 1943-2016 Thomas Holmes Jenkins, born in Savannah, Georgia, to George H. Jenkins and Peggy Jenkins. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Shirl Jenkins, his daughter Rita Ward, (Chris) of Nacogdoches, Texas, son Cam Jenkins, (Melissa) of Ellabell, Georgia, daughter Jill Zacher, (Matt) of Clark, Colorado; grandsons, Grayson Gentz, James Brooks, Colton Ward and...
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Vada Jean Howze

May 3, 1925 - November 15, 2016

Vada J. Howze, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in her home at Belvedere Commons. She was born May 3, 1925, in Holly Springs, Arkansas to Robert Earl and Nannie Lou Alexander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Howze, her parents, her sisters, Lorice Dunlap, Dorothy Elliott, and brother Johnie Alexander. Vada is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann...
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Kathryn J Kieszek

July 16, 1926 - November 13, 2016

Kathryn Jane Mau Kieszek, 90, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. She was born in Greybull, Wyoming and moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1959. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church for 57 years. Survivors include six sons, Joseph R. (Barbara), Steve, Mark (Claudia), and Paul Kieszek all of Fort Walton Beach, and Larry (Carol), and David (Karen) Kieszek...
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James Donald Emerson

July 11, 1956 - November 13, 2016

Services are pending. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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Dominick Eugene Johnson

May 24, 2016 - November 9, 2016

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Mary Ruth Henderson

December 23, 1943 - November 9, 2016

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mary was born in Mobile, AL on December 23, 1943 and moved to Niceville, Florida in 1946 where her parents opened their family business, Davis Grocery Store on Bayshore Drive. In Mary's early years, she enjoyed growing up in Niceville and swimming in Boggy Bayou...
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Jeffrey Scott Kirkland

March 1, 1967 - November 4, 2016

Services are being handled by Carnegie Funeral Home in Chiefland, Florida. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed and submitted at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.
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Mark Eugene Poole

April 19, 1956 - November 4, 2016

Mark E. Poole 1956-2016 Mark E. Poole age 60 of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016. He is Survived by his daughter Heather Wilson and son Nathan E. Poole, grandchildren Donavin and Aruora, Parents Jerry and Norma Poole, brothers Mike (Cindy) Poole, Matt (Lisa) Poole, Jeff (Donna) Poole, Mitch Poole and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by...
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Landon T Carey

September 30, 1928 - November 4, 2016

Reverend Landon Thomas Carey of Fort Walton Beach Florida passed away November 4, 2016. Landon predeceased by his parents; Charlie and Minnie Carey, and his wife Edna Faye Carey. Brother and Sisters Edgar Carey, Beatrice Scott, Essie Mae Joyner, Charlie Carey and Bo Carey He is survived by his children, Pamela (Jim) Loner, Susan (Butch) Hammond and Tommy (Pam) Carey, His grandchildren,...
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Regina Mondul Lindenberg

December 15, 1922 - November 1, 2016

Services are pending. Expressions of love and sympathy may be submitted and viewed at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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Virginia Grainger

August 17, 1941 - October 31, 2016

Virginia ("Ging") Vennel Grainger, 75, passed away on Monday October 31, 2016, after a long illness. She was born in Galveston, Texas, on August 17, 1941, to Woodrow W. and Bette Birkett Vennel. Ging grew up in a Coast Guard family and got to visit Cuba as a young girl before the Cold War. She attended North Carolina State University, where she met her husband, John W. Grainger. They...
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Linda Shiver Jackson

August 8, 1940 - October 31, 2016

Linda Shiver Jackson, born August 8, 1940 in Panama City, FL, went to be with the Lord on October 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. (Bo) Jackson, and her parents, Hughey and Estelle Shiver. She is survived by her daughter Teresa Lynn; brother Jack Shiver; sisters Loretta Barnes and Carolyn Jacobs; her lifelong friend Pat Edge; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and...
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Benjamin Hugh Hynie

September 5, 1986 - October 30, 2016

Services will be handled by Chapel of the Hills, located at 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, California 95603. Please contact Chapel of the Hills at (530)885-3773 for further details. Expressions of love and sympathy may be submitted and viewed at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.
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Ethel Grace Godsey

March 8, 1927 - October 28, 2016

There will be a Burial Service on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Beal Memorial Cemetery. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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Jerrod Wayne Keenum

December 14, 1992 - October 27, 2016

Jerrod W. Keenum, 23, of Shelby, Alabama, unexpectedly passed away at his home on October 27th in Crestview, Florida. Visitation will be on Monday, November 7th at Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama. The family gathering will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends and other loved ones beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be a procession departing Southern Heritage...
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Mary Ella Raber

December 26, 1930 - October 27, 2016

Mary Ella (Winkler) Raber, a long-time resident of Springfield, MO, died October 27, 2016, in Miramar Beach, FL, where she resided with her daughter during the final phase of her battle with cancer. Mary was born on December 26, 1930, to Arthur and Laura (Whitcomb) Winkler, in Akron, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister. In addition to one sister, she is...
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Marjorie Elizabeth Jones

June 12, 1934 - October 25, 2016

Marjorie E Jones Beloved , Wife , Mother , Grandmother . My mother went to our Lord on October 26, 2016 where she was greeted by her husband William (Bill) Jones and son Mike Jones. She is survived by a daughter Gay Pepper and her husband Jimmy; her brother Sonny McLachlan and his wife Melanie; her son Mitch...
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BobbyJames Monroe Edgar

April 11, 1980 - October 25, 2016

Services will be private. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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Judith Athleen Dittrich

May 17, 1937 - October 25, 2016

Judith Athleen Dittrich (1937 - 2016) Judith Athleen Dittrich, a long-time resident of Shalimar, passed in to the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, October 25th. Born in 1937 in Michigan, Judy received a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Washington University in St Louis in 1959. While there she met and married her husband of 57 years, Walter Dittrich of St Louis. The couple moved to the FWB...
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John Franklin Tucker

July 11, 1953 - October 22, 2016

John Franklin Tucker, age 63, died of complications of congestive heart failure on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Ft Walton Beach, Florida. John is survived by sons William Andrew Tucker and Sean Michael Anseman. He is also survived by a brother, James Ingrum Tucker, and sister, Rebecca Tucker Swindall (Mark), and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents James Tucker and...
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William Young

January 5, 1935 - October 20, 2016

Mr. William "Bill" Edward Young, age 81, of Shalimar passed away the morning of Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Young was born January 5th, 1935 in Asbury Park, NJ to the late William Steel and Marion Kryer Young. Mr. Young loved his hometown of Asbury Park, New Jersey. He always enjoyed being outdoors and loved the ocean. He was a lifeguard during his...
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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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Gary Wayne Grammer

December 1, 1950 - October 11, 2016

Services will be private. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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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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William Glen Crim

November 1, 1939 - October 10, 2016

Services will be private. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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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 www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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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 www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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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

Services will be private .Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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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

There will be a private service.
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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

There will be no services for Mr. Bobby Ray Frye.
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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

There will be no services at this time.
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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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