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Jeffery Shaffer

October 21, 1983 - February 22, 2017

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Virgil Dewayne Thomas

April 28, 1933 - February 20, 2017

Virgil Dewayne Thomas, age 83, of Colleyville, TX; beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, went to be with his Lord on Monday, February 20, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home at 11am. Visitation will be held one hour earlier, starting at 10am. Interment with full military honors will be held at Beal Memorial...
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Mark Louis Byrne

October 27, 1954 - February 18, 2017

Mr. Mark Byrne of Shalimar, Florida died unexpectedly. His wishes were to be cremated. There will be no services at this time.
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Virginia Rodriguez

October 22, 1924 - February 13, 2017

Ms. Virginia Rodriguez Gonzalez of Niceville, Florida died on Monday February 13, 2017 at Twin Cities Hospital. There will be no local services held and her remains will be transported back to Puerto Rico for burial.
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Teddy Austin

May 23, 1926 - February 10, 2017

Mr. Teddy Austin of Fort Walton Beach died on February 10, 2017. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
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Betty Bronson Johnson

January 11, 1924 - February 9, 2017

Obituary Betty Bronson Moose Johnson died February 9, 2017 at Superior Residences in Niceville after an 11 year journey with dementia. She was born January 11, 1924 in Charlotte, North Carolina and was the youngest child of Thomas C. and Lucy A. Moose. She survived her husband, Leon Pate Johnson and her three siblings, Sarah M. Greenway, Thomas C. Moose and Lucy A. Moose. She grew up in...
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Michael Anthony Dulin

October 18, 1952 - February 8, 2017

Michael Dulin of Destin,Fl,has left to be with the Lord. He transitioned on February 8 2017 at the age of 64.He was the beloved son of John and Mary Dulin, dear brother of Mary and loving uncle to Patrick,Paul and Anne Taylor. He was born Nov 18,1952 in Sacramento,California.He was married to Gloria, his soul mate for 36 years.He served his country with an extensive career in the Civil Service...
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Rachel L Althouse

August 9, 1920 - February 2, 2017

Ms. Rachel L Althouse age 96 of Fort Walton Beach passed away February 2, 2017. There are no local services.
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Mark William Brenneman

November 4, 1958 - February 1, 2017

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John A Kennedy

December 15, 1930 - February 1, 2017

Visitation will be Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:00 P.M. Service will follow at 7:00 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Road, North West, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547 Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at
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William Henry Adkins

April 27, 1945 - January 31, 2017

Born April 27, 1945 in Pinellas County Florida to Lydia Addlina Rathel and William Walter Adkins. Called Henry by his childhood friends, grew up in abject poverty working hard in the cotton fields to support his family from a young age. Bill graduated from Chipley High School in 1963 with a group of classmates he would learn to call family. Immediately upon graduation, he enlisted in the...
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Leslie Russell Blythe

July 17, 1946 - January 31, 2017

Leslie Russell Blythe, age 70 of Miramar Beach, FL, passed away Tuesday, January 31, from complications related to a blood infection. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home (161 Racetrack Rd., NW, Fort Walton Beach) to be followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Leslie's brother-in-law, Pastor Michael Pfohl, will be officiating. In keeping...
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Lucy Nell Foy

September 21, 1923 - January 30, 2017

Ms. Lucy "Nell" Foy entered eternal glory on Jan 30th, 2017, at Hawthorne House Assisted Living Facility in Shalimar. Nell was born on Sept 21, 1923 to Mr. CC Nalls and Mrs. Nellie (Lovett) Nalls of Brinson, GA, as the fourth of six children. She graduated from Brinson High School in 1940, then attended school and worked in Bainbridge, GA. She married James E. Foy, of Newberry, South Carolina on...
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Robert Nelson Holifield

February 12, 1952 - January 29, 2017

Robert "Bob" Nelson Holifield, age 64, of Shalimar, passed away On Jan 29, 2017. Bob was born on Feb 12, 1952 in Hattiesburg, MS. He served his Country in the United States Air Force for 24 years. After retirement he worked for his father at A-Rid-It Pest Control and later started his own business At-A-Boy pressure washing, landscaping and fencing. His passion in life was the outdoors. He loved...
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Lamar H Davis, Jr

September 2, 1919 - January 27, 2017

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William C Peake

October 12, 1973 - January 27, 2017

William C. "CJ" Peake of Fort Walton Beach passed away suddenly January 25th 2017. CJ was a Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer his infectious personality and his gift of music touched so many. He had a big smile, a burning soul and a sparkle in his eyes that brightened up the room.The song is ended, but the memory lingers on. It is a sad day on the beach. CJ is survived by his wife Tina Peake;...
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Dale Wayne See

January 18, 1950 - January 26, 2017

Dale Wayne "Skip" See January 18, 1950 - January 26, 2017 Our beloved Dale See, 67, of Nevada, Iowa, died at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center post operatively. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1PM at Emerald Coast Funeral Home followed by a Memorial Celebration of Life Service at 2pm. Dale Wayne See was born in Ames, Iowa, to (the late) Ernest See and (the late)...
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Penni Lerai Walker

April 10, 1957 - January 26, 2017

There are no local services pending. The family will have a memorial service in California at a later date. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed and submitted at
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Frances Anderson Clark

October 25, 1924 - January 23, 2017

Frances Anderson Clark, age 92 passed away peacefully on January 23, 2017 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She was born in 1924 in Evans County, Georgia. Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband Retired Colonel William A. Clark in 1996. She was a member of Shalimar United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. Frances leaves to cherish her memories, her loving daughter...
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Douglas Bodenhamer

April 24, 1943 - January 23, 2017

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Justin L. Wilson

July 29, 1998 - January 17, 2017

A talented artist, with a heart-melting smile - Justin Leigh Wilson left us too soon at the tender age of 18. Justin is survived by his cherished sister Arilynn, brothers Roland and Logan, father Jon, parents Marcie and Clarence, grandparents Kathleen, Becky, Curtis, and Roland, loving aunts and uncle Aleux, Heather, Vicky, and Chris, along withother loved ones. Services will be held privately...
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Patricia Mae Cole

January 26, 1931 - January 17, 2017

Patricia Mae Cole, age 85, of Shalimar, Florida, passed away on January 17, 2017. Patricia was born on January 26, 1931 to parents Reginald and Margaret Annis in Worcester Shire, England. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was married 64 years to the love of her life, Ret. Msgt Adwin C Cole Jr. She is predeceased by her parents, one brother Jim...
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Geraldine Black

March 5, 1922 - January 16, 2017

Ms. Geraldine Black age 94 of Michigan passed away January 16, 2017 while on an extended visit to the Emerald Coast. No local services will be held.
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Jack Nichols

June 30, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Jack Nichols of Fort Walton Beach went to his heavenly home on January 14, 2017. He was at home with his wife and caregiver at the time of his death. Jack was born on June 30, 1929 in Nicholsville, Alabama to William Renz and Laura Pauline Nichols. Jack graduated from Sweet Water High School and joined the US Navy in 1947. After an honorable discharge in 1950, he attended Livingston State...
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Kenneth Lord

May 30, 1947 - January 14, 2017

Kenneth Larry Lord, I, age 69, of Shalimar, FL, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Kenny was a member of Shalimar Baptist Church. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather, and loved the Lord and his family with all of his heart and soul. Kenny graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, and was subsequently employed by Barnett Bank in...
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Tony S Lovelace

August 17, 1948 - January 13, 2017

Tony S Lovelace age 68 of Mary Esther passed away on January 13, 2017 Tony was born on August 17, 1948 in Port-of-Spain Trinidad and Tabago to parents Rose Octavia Lovelace and Lenox Springer. Tony moved to New York and later to Fort Walton Beach. After moving to Fort Walton Beach he begin a detailing company called Hybuff and later called Hybuff Auto Design which he owned and worked for nearly...
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James Walker

September 2, 1958 - January 11, 2017

James Oliver Walker age 58 of Fort Walton Beach passed away on January 11, 2017. No services have been planned at this time. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed and submitted at
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Eric Michael Taylor

August 1, 1937 - January 10, 2017

ERIC MICHAEL TAYLOR 1937-2017 Services are pending. The family appreciates all thoughts of care and condolences. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed and submitted at
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Efrat Broyna Fischer

February 24, 1972 - January 9, 2017

EFRAT BROYNA FISCHER, age 44, born February 20, 1972, in Tel Aviv, passed away January 9, 2017, in Navarre, Florida. Efrat was a beloved school teacher with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies. She was beautiful, sweet, caring, loving, kind, thoughtful, capable, strong, well able, intelligent and a tenacious fighter. Efrat is survived by sons Dylan Marley, Devon Fischer, Cameron...
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Jama M Hughes

May 10, 1965 - January 8, 2017

Jama Michelle Hughes age 51 of Destin, FL passed away on January 8, 2017. Jama was born in 1965 to her parents Michael Hughes and Janet Miller Hughes in Landstuhl, Germany. She is preceded in death by her sister Leah Hughes Butts, and she is survived by her parents. A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Alaqua Animal...
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Lilia A Chan

October 23, 1937 - January 8, 2017

LILIA ALFABETO CHAN, age 79, born in Cebu City, Philippines, passed away on January 8, 2017 in Pensacola, Florida. Lilia attended Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Philippines and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Nursing. Lilia is survived by her husband, Chao Hung Chan of Miramar Beach, Florida; three daughters, Deborah Chan Ogilvie of Silver Spring, Maryland, Jacqueline Chan Divino of...
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Gangchen C Lin

January 4, 1969 - January 8, 2017

Gangchen C ? 48 ?????????? 2017 ? 1 ? 8 ????????????????????????? 2017 ? 1 ? 15 ?????????? 5 ???? 8 ??? ????????? Gangchen C ????????????????? Gangchen C Lin age 48 of Fort Walton Beach passed away January 8, 2017. Mr. Lin originally born in Fu Zhou, FuJian, China. A visitation will take place Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home from 5pm until 8pm.
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Beulah Patricia Traylor

August 13, 1934 - January 7, 2017

Beulah Patricia Traylor (1934- 2017) Beulah Patricia (Pat)Traylor 82, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin on Saturday January 7, 2017. She was born August 13, 1934, the daughter of Elec Traylor and Edith (Silcox) in Panama City, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sister Doris...
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Linda L Nelson

August 10, 1950 - January 6, 2017

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Julie Ann Penas

January 4, 2017

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Deborah Gay Stimpson

December 30, 1947 - January 4, 2017

Deborah Gay "Debbie" (Dettmann) Stimpson 1947 - 2017 Debbie Stimpson, age 69, of Mary Esther, FL, passed away on January 4, 2017. She was born to Carl and Ellenore Dettmann in 1947 in Lakeland FL. Debbie was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her "sister" Celia Casinelli, brother Chuck Dettmann and sister in law Donna. Also three nieces - Tammy Foote of CT, Jenny Sadlier of...
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Susan Arlene Kvicala

October 4, 1968 - January 3, 2017

Susan Kapsa, 48, passed away peacefully from natural causes on January 3, 2017. Susan was born October 4, 1968 to Charles (deceased) and Beverly Kapsa in Sherman, Texas. According to her wishes she will be cremated. Susan is remembered by her passion for all animals, wild and domestic. She cared for injured animals and adopted many rescue dogs and cats. Susan was an accomplished artist,...
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Anthony Louis Drago

May 13, 1940 - January 2, 2017

Anthony Louis Drago was born May 13, 1940 in Easton, Pennsylvania to Louis and Fannie (Frinzi) Drago. Anthony knew from an early age what he wanted to do with his life and he pursued his dreams with passion and commitment, graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and serving 20 years as an officer in the United States Air Force. He retired at Eglin AFB as...
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Luz Martinez

December 11, 1963 - January 2, 2017

Visitation will be at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Road, North West, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 23547, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M. with the Memorial Service at 7:00 P.M. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at
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Nancy Alyce Brunnworth

May 5, 1932 - January 2, 2017

Nancy "Alyce" Brunnworth age 84 of Fort Walton Beach passed away January 2, 2017. Emerald Coast Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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David Donald Jene Polinder

February 22, 1960 - January 1, 2017

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Clarence Smith, Jr

August 8, 1932 - December 29, 2016

Clants Smith (Clarence Reed) age 84 passed away on December 29, 2016, a resident of Parthenon Rehab Center. Clarence is preceded in death by his father Squire Redd Smith, aunt Ethel Edward and daughter, Linda Reed. He is survived by his sons, Jonathan and James "Maurice" of Fort Walton Beach, sister Ovetta Smith of Ozark AL, Cousins Beverly Mount and Kenneth Smith of Fort Walton Beach as well...
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Sia Marie Garcia

December 28, 2016

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Philip Harry Lacy

June 11, 1923 - December 26, 2016

Philip H. Lacy, age 93, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, went to be with the Lord on December 26. He was born on June 11, 1923 in New York City. He had great love for our country and loved flying. He served in the Air Force in WW2, Korea, and Vietnam, earning many medals and commendations as a fighter pilot. He was preceded in death by parents Philip H. Lacy, Sr. and Madge Barfield Lacy. He is...
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Charles E Holifield

December 19, 1928 - December 26, 2016

Charles Eugene Holifield, CMSgt, (ret) USAF, 88, of Shalimar, FL, passed away December 26, 2016, in FWB, FL. Born in Vicksburg, MS, 12/19/1928. He entered the military when it was the Army Air Corp and served over 30 years. After retiring, he had a real estate business, Advance, and then started his own pest control and lawn business, A-Rid-It. He was a member of Masonic Shriners, Elk's Lodge,...
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Roy Leslie Clemons

August 27, 1932 - December 25, 2016

Roy Leslie Clemons, age 84, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016. Roy was born on August 27, 1932 in Ashland, Kentucky. He was raised in Ashland where he joined the First Baptist Church at the age of nine. Throughout his life, Roy kept in contact with his many friends from his childhood. After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corp and fought in the Korean...
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Billee Elizabeth Haley

August 8, 1945 - December 24, 2016

HALEY - Billee "Bee" Elizabeth, 71, formerly of Olathe, KS., passed away on December 24, 2016 in Destin, Florida. Bee was born on August 8, 1945 in Buffalo, New York to parents Charles and Billee Haley. Bee began her career in fundraising with American Cancer Society where she worked for 25 plus years and raised millions of dollars for ACS. After ACS, Bee went to work for Kansas City Hospice...
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Numgern Good

April 7, 1942 - December 24, 2016

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Rita A Stearns

February 10, 1935 - December 22, 2016

Rita A Stearns 1935 -2016 GOD has opened his arms and received a new beautiful Angel. Rita A Stearns passed away in her sleep at home on December 22, 2016 at the age of 81. Rita was born in Endicott, New York on February 10, 1935. Rita is predeceased by her parents [Durward and Isabelle Tompkins], sister [Joyce Gill], and daughter [Glenda Howard]. Rita is survived by her loving husband ...
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Kory McLeod

January 14, 1983 - December 21, 2016

A funeral mass for Kory McLeod will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fort Walton Beach, FL. An inurnment will be held on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at
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Donnie Dale Elsperman

November 21, 1948 - December 20, 2016

Donnie Dale Elsperman, 68 of Mary Esther Florida passed away on December 20, 2016 with his family by his side. Donnie was born in Sikeston Missouri to the late Bill and Isabel Elsperman. Donnie married Dorothy Bohannon on July 4th, 1969 and she survives. Surviving Donnie is his wife Dorothy daughter Windy(Glenn ) jones of Mary Esther Florida and son Jason Elsperman of Jackson Missouri and niece...
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Malcom A Todd

July 31, 1931 - December 18, 2016

Malcolm Arrington Todd, age 85, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away on December 18, 2016. He was born on July 31, 1931 to parents, Malvern Todd and Inez Savery. Malcolm was a longtime member of the Power Squadron, the Fort Walton Beach Coin Club, as well as the United States Air Force. Malcolm is predeceased by his parents and his wife of 55 years, Doris P. Todd. He is survived by his son, Malcolm...
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Brian Paul Ravens

May 28, 1959 - December 17, 2016

Brian P. Ravens, 57, of Shalimar, FL unexpectedly left his earthly life to be with the Lord, Saturday evening December 17, 2016 in the loving care, and by the side of his best friend and loving confidante Susan Smith, and closest friends Ken and Christel Kelly. Brian graduated from Northwest High School in 1977 and left Jackson, MI to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was attached to the Naval...
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Clarisse Diane Sava

December 15, 1927 - December 15, 2016

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Jane Mei Kraft

November 24, 1937 - December 15, 2016

Jane Mei Kraft, age 79, of Shalimar, Florida passed away on December 15, 2016 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Services will be private. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at
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Billy Earl Thompson

February 12, 1940 - December 15, 2016

Dr. Billy Thompson, 76, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida went unto our Lord on December 15, 2016. He was born in Allentown, Florida and grew up in a Navy family. He was a graduate of Troy State where he lettered in track and made lifelong friends. Known as "Dr. T" to many who came to know him as a teacher, coach, administrator, and the "Voice of the Vikings" over his 44 year career in the...
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Chamras Chumnij Kovar

April 19, 1952 - December 15, 2016

Chamras Chumnij Kovar age 54 of Fort Walton Beach passed away December 15, 2016. Services will be private. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at
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Larry Sterling Blandy

November 6, 1943 - December 14, 2016

Larry Sterling Blandy - 73 Of Lake Park peacefully passed away Wednesday afternoon (December 14, 2016) at the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born on November 6, 1943 in Augusta , GA to the late Laurence & Marian Blandy. Mr. Blandy honorably served in the US Army from 1962-1965. Since then, he successfully managed three different insurance...
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Jackie Robinson Harris

May 6, 1948 - December 12, 2016

Mr. Jackie Robinson Harris age 68 of Shalimar passed away on December 12, 2016. Jackie was born in New Orleans, LA on May 6, 1948. He is preceded in death by his parents William L and Anna M. Harris. Jackie is survived by his son Jackie Harris Jr.; three brothers, William (Patricia) Harris Jr., Patrick (Charmaine) Harris, and Kirthile Harris; three sisters, Brenda (Darryl)Griffith, Sharon (Lewis...
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Cristanto Reyes Basilio

September 18, 1926 - December 11, 2016

Crisanto Reyes Basilio , known affectionately to so many as "PopPop," peacefully passed away surrounded by family on December 11, 2016, after 90 adventurous years of life. He joins his wife, Carolyn, and daughter, Lydia, who predeceased him. Left to carry on his love of life and sense of humor are his children, Lynn (Steve) Denny, Anita (Bart) Jones, and Cris (Mary Ann) Basilio, his...
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Mary K Owens

October 16, 1921 - December 11, 2016

Mary K. Owens On December 11, 2016, Mary K. Owens,95, who lived with her daughter and was a resident of Fort Walton Beach since 1949, went to be with the Lord after a brief illness. She was a homemaker (former employee of Wal-Mart) and preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, F. E. Owens. She is survived by her daughter, Lill (Ron) Jennings of FWB and Frank E. Owens of Panama City; 4...
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Solomon Ray Sampson

December 8, 2016

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Mary A Strausbaugh

June 7, 1921 - December 5, 2016

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Harry Joseph Frey, Jr

August 31, 1937 - December 5, 2016

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Charles H Keel

May 5, 1959 - December 5, 2016

Charles H. Keel, 57, of Shalimar, FL, suddenly passed away December 5, 2016. Charles was born May 5, 1959 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Charles will be remember as a loving husband, devoted father, and treasured friend. He often put friends and family before himself. He loved adventure; whether it was taking on challenging projects for friends and family, or riding the open roads on his Harley....
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Catherine Gaines Miller

November 26, 1955 - December 4, 2016

Catherine Suzanne Gaines of Fort Walton Beach passed away on December 4, 2016, after a very brief illness. She was the first born of Jerome O. Gaines and Frances I. Pilcher Gaines, in Salina, Kansas on November 26, 1955. She leaves behind two sons, Christopher and Brian Huff, grandsons Cage and Elijah, 5 siblings, Donald (Kelly), Elizabeth, Robert, Brian and Michael (Linda) along with multitudes...
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Betty Swicegood

January 14, 1934 - December 1, 2016

Betty Marie Swicegood, 82, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, passed away on December 1, 2016. A Celebration of Life memorial will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 10th at Vision Church/Christian International, 5200 Highway 98 E., Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Betty was born in Vivian, La. to George and Marie Powell on January 14, 1934. She married Joe Swicegood on February 1, 1951 in Wichita, Ks...
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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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Carolyn Ruth Daugherty

March 2, 1937 - November 29, 2016

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Roger Brown

March 2, 1952 - November 26, 2016

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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

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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

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Dominick Eugene Johnson

May 24, 2016 - November 9, 2016

Dominick Eugene Johnson born May 2016 passed away December 9, 2016. Services will be held on December 15th at Emerald Coast Funeral Home at 7pm in the Heritage Room. The family will receive friends from 6pm until the time of service.
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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
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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 will be private. Expressions of love and sympathy may be submitted and viewed at
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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
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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
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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

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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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