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CLIFFORD L. STRICKLAND 1931-2017

Mr. Clifford L. Strickland, age 86, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  He was born on November 15, 1931 in Bonifay, Florida to Claudie and Audie Chancey Strickland. Mr. Strickland was a resident of DeFuniak Springs.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He owned and operated his owned business in the Mobile Home industry for over 20 years ...

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BERENICE BARBARA “AUNT BABS” NEWELL 1929-2017

Mrs. Berenice Barbara “Aunt Babs” Newell, age 88, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born February 21, 1929 in Trenton, New Jersey to William and Berenice Foster. Berenice was a devoted wife to Robert W. Newell for over 40 years. She was an amazing and generous sister, aunt, niece and true and genuine ...

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JOHN C. KELLEY JR. 1943-2017

John C. Kelley Jr passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach Florida on November 18th. Born in Tupelo Mississippi on September 5, 1943, he graduated from Tupelo High School and from Memphis State University with a bachelor in business administration. John served his country during the Vietnam conflict as an infantryman in the 1st Air Calvary Division ...

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MOLLY (WEST) HOLLEY MORRIS 1940-2017

Mrs. Molly (West) Holley Morris, age 77, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born January 12, 1940 in Chipley, Florida to Ira Mann West and Flossie Bell (Bard) West.  Molly graduated from Chipley High School in 1958, and worked as a Telephone Operator at Southern Bell and AT&T, retiring with over 20 years ...

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DAVID JOHN COTZIN 1959-2017

Mr. David John Cotzin, Jr, age 58, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. He was born July 9, 1959 in Peterborough, New Hampshire to David John Cotzin, Sr. and  Hazel Moran Cotzin.  Mr.  Cotzin was a resident of Walton County. He was a veteran of Desert Storm serving his Country in the United States Air Force with over 24 years ...

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BARRY JUDE ALLEN 1944-2017

Mr. Barry Jude Allen, age 72, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born November 17, 1944 in Morgan City, Louisiana to Theodore L. Allen and Shirley Abbott Allen.  Mr. Allen was a resident of Freeport, Florida moving from Baker, Louisiana.  He was Christian/Episcopal by faith.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the ...

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ALBERTA MARIE HODGE 1938-2017

Alberta Marie Hodge, age 79, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 in Bonifay, Florida. She was born May 30, 1938 in Defiance, Ohio to Donald and Henrietta Merz. Marie was an active lady. Walking was something she loved to do and was often seen walking all through the neighborhood. She was a faithful, involved member of ...

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DONNA JEAN COOK-KIRBY 1958-2017

Mrs. Donna Jean Cook-Kirby, age 59, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. She was born September 24, 1958 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Robert Ben Cook and Vera Elizabeth Nemes Cook. Mrs. Cook-Kirby was a resident of Miramar Beach, Florida.  She was Catholic by faith.  She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church where she was a member of ...

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RONALD THOMAS CHESTNUT 1947-2017

Ronald Thomas Chestnut, age 70, of Ponce de Leon, Florida passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Ron was born February 22, 1947 in Walton County to the late Jesse and Daisy Amose Chestnut. After school, he was employed at Eglin Air Force Base with custodial services for twenty years. Then he was employed with the state ...

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LUCY DIANNE ANDERSON 1950-2017

Mrs. Lucy Dianne Anderson, age 68, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was born on November 21, 1950 in Ponce de Leon, Florida, to Clarence L. Prater and Clydie Blondell Neese Prater. Mrs. Anderson was a resident of Destin, Florida, formerly of Candler, North Carolina. She was Baptist by faith, and was a member of First Baptist Church of ...

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