Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

GILBERT “GIL” LEE FRYE 1936-2019

Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Lee Frye, age 83, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. He was born on May 19,1936 in Louisville KY., to Frank Dennis Frye and Daisy Lee Frye. Mr. Frye was a resident of Walton County, Florida for 20 years, coming from Scottsdale AZ. He was a member of The Gathering at Sandestin.  He was a loving husband, ...

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EDNA JEANETT BELL 1923-2019

Edna Jeanett Bell, age 95, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 in her daughter’s home peacefully and surrounded by her family. She was born December 25, 1923 to John Edward Robinson and Annie Ophelia (Straughn) Robinson in Walton County.  She was a lifelong resident of the Liberty Community and a member of Cluster Springs Baptist Church. ...

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GLEN RAY KELLY 1948-2019

On March 2, 1948, Glen Ray Kelly was born to Wilbur and Roydell Kelly at DeFuniak Springs, Florida. After a short illness, Ray left this life on May 26, 2019, for his final resting place. After high school, Ray joined the Marines and served two tours in Vietnam. While recuperating from an injury, he went to language school and learned ...

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MABON CLARK 1930-2019

Mr. Clark, age 88, passed away Wednesday May 22, 2019. He was born November 18,1930 to William Jessie Clark and Eva Searcy in Madrid AL.  Mr. Clark was a resident of Walton county coming from Ville Platte, LA. He was a Baptist, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ville Platte, LA.  He was a veteran of the ...

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MILLIE MAE NELSON

Mrs. Millie Mae Nelson Holmes, of Caryville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2019 in the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital of Tallahassee, Florida.  She was was 63 years old. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband: John Holmes, Sr., of Caryville, Florida; two daughters: Carla Holmes and Charmaine Holmes; son: John Holmes, Jr., all of ...

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OPEN HOUSE BRINGS CITIZENS, LAW ENFORCEMENT TOGETHER

  Rain couldn’t dampen the fun at the Police Department’s open house last week. Residents of all ages came to the event held Thursday evening in Warriors Hall to learn more about the different divisions in the department and meet some of the men and women behind the badges. “The taxpayers are paying for it, so it’s good for them ...

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PARENT CALL LEADS TO STUDENT PARKING LOT BAN

  Students at Crestview High School will no longer be allowed to park in the Crestview Marketplace parking lot, where Winn-Dixie is located. Parents originally thought the decision on Tuesday came from Winn-Dixie. However the decision was made by Marketplace facility owner, Shannon Lewis. “We got a call from a concerned parent that said there were drugs being sold in ...

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DRIVER SUFFERS UNKNOWN CONDITION, PRONOUNCED DEAD

  A 61-year-old Pace man died Wednesday morning after suffering an unknown medical condition while driving. The man, who has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification, was driving along Berryhill Road just east of Blackberry Trail at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday. The victim, after experiencing the medical issue, pulled off onto the north shoulder of the road, according ...

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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PLANS FOR PANDA EXPRESS

  The development process for Panda Express is set to begin seven months after land for the restaurant was purchased. The City Council approved a development application during Monday night’s meeting, which puts Ingenium Enterprises Incorporated in charge of the development under the leadership of project engineer Joey Mantegna. The 2,200-square-foot restaurant will sit on .86 acres of land next ...

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72 LIVE ROACHES, ROACH FECES CITED IN RESTAURANT INSPECTION

Two area restaurants were forced to temporarily close after health inspectors found multiple violations.Peking House in Navarre received a follow-up inspection following an inspection May 8 in which 12 violations were cited, including four dead roaches in the kitchen, “no MSG” advertised while a container of MSG was in the kitchen, and chicken in standing water placed on the floor, ...

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