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JAMES TRIVIGNO LEOGRANDE 1971-2019

Mr. James Trivigno Leogrande, age 48, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born in Clearwater, Florida to Marino J and Barbara J. Keenan Leogrande Mr. Leogrande excelled in school, graduating from Walton High School in 1990, then attended Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville Tennessee, graduating in 1991. He was always learning, loved cooking, loved car shows, always ...

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LOUISE DURDEN 1933-2019

Mrs. Louise Durden age 86, passed away Sunday October 13 in North Okaloosa Medical Center. She was born January 24, 1933 in North Walton County, the daughter of Reverend Curtis James Nobles and Jessie Lee Bodiford Nobles. After attending school in Hacoda and completing her formal education she began a career in nursing, a great deal of the time at ...

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GEORGE GLENN REEVES 1931-2019

Mr. George Glenn Reeves, age 87, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was born October 22, 1931 in Niceville, Florida to Avery and Bessie Goodwin Reeves. Mr. Reeves was a resident of Niceville, Florida. He was Church of God of Prophesy by faith and a member of The Church of God of Prophesy Church in Niceville, Florida. He was ...

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LAURA LOU CURRY 1950-2019

lMrs. Laura Lou Curry, age 69, passed away, Thursday, September19, 2019. She was born February 19, 1950 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Harvis and Edna InFinger Cosson. Mrs. Curry was a lifelong resident of Walton County. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She enjoyed fishing, and ...

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PAULINE L. WILSON 1927-2019

Mrs. Pauline L. Wilson, age 92, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born May 17, 1927 to Gehew Linton and Bonnie Bedsole Linton of Crenshaw County Alabama. Mrs. Wilson was a former resident of Walton and Washington County, Florida.  She was Baptist by faith and a member of Ebro Baptist Church.  She was strong in her faith, encouraging ...

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BILLY RAY MURPHY 1937-2019

Billy Ray Murphy, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 7, 2019. He was born on December 2, 1937 to Thomas “TC” and Ethel Murphy. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce Dukes Murphy, his parents, brother, Eugene Murphy, and brother-in-law, Owen Duke. He is survived by sister, Betty Duke, ...

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BENEDICT CARTER MESSINA 1941-2019

Mr. Benedict Carter Messina, age 77, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born on September 18, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Benedict and Alice Simmons Messina. Mr. Messina was a resident of Freeport, Florida. He was Episcopal by faith and a member of  Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. He was a veteran ...

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MAXINE RIGDON THORNE 1927-2019

Mrs. Maxine Rigdon Thorne, age 91, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019. She was born October 15, 1927 in Red Bay, Florida to James and Annie Lee McLeod Rigdon.  Mrs. Thorne was a lifelong resident of Red Bay, Florida. She was Presbyterian by faith and a member of the Red Bay Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, ...

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Motorcyclist killed in three vehicle crash

54-year-old Heidi Lynn Thomas of Navarre, Florida has died in an accident on U.S. Highway 98 and Coral Street. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Thomas was travelling on Highway 98 at around 6:15 p.m. when the traffic ahead of her stopped. Her motorcycle collided with a Ford Expedition driven by 29-year-old Robert John Lewis Orth Jr., also from Navarre. ...

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Two drown on Sunday in Walton County

Two people drowned Sunday in Walton County as double red flags warned beachgoers to stay clear of the water. They were the first two victims of the year on the county’s beaches.The first drowning happened around noon in the Seacrest area as beach lifeguards were working three water rescue calls at one time, Beach Safety Director David Vaughan said. Two-and-a-half ...

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