Obituaries

CALVIN SANFORD CREWS 1922-2017

Calvin Sanford  Crews, 94, of DeFuniak Springs born December 19, 1922 in Gibsland, Louisiana to Calvin Eppie Crews and Appoline Rahme Sanford Crews, died September 21, 2017 in Miramar Beach, Florida.  He was raised in Gibsland, LA and Philadelphia, PA.  Calvin enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942, serving in aviation support in San Diego and Hawaii until ...

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WILLIAM YADRON 1944-2017

Mr. William Yadron, age 72, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He was born November 2, 1944 in Harvey, Illinois to Thomas and Mary Suchak Yadron.  Mr. Yadron was a resident of Walton County, Florida.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the United States Army.  He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Metropolitan ...

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VIRGINIA ANN SMITH 1929-2017

Mrs. Virginia Ann Smith, age 88, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. She was born July 22, 1929 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Leo Edward Morris and Olive Rosaline Ryan Morris. Mrs. Smith was a resident of Destin, Florida.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She and her husband owned and operated Instrument Repair Service in Norcross, ...

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ROY ALLEN MCCARTY 1941-2017

Mr. Roy Allen McCarty, age 76, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born January 22 1941 in Pampa, Texas to William and Etta Choate McCarty.  Mr. McCarty was a resident of Walton County.  He was Baptist by faith and a member of Seagrove Baptist Church.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  As a lifelong media professional, ...

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ALFRED PADGETT 1928-2017

Alfred Padgett passed away September 10, 2017.  He was born March 7, 1928 in Gaskin, Florida to John B. and Annie May Burgess Padgett. His family moved to Zephyrhills, Florida when he was in his mid teens. Alfred is survived by his wife of over 64 years, Anita Stanton Padgett, one daughter, Judith Ann Schmidt of Jacksonville, FL; two grandsons, ...

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FAYE MCGOWAN 1931-2017

Mrs. Faye  McGowan, age 86, passed away Monday, September 11th, 2017. She was born on July 12th, 1931 in Holmes County, Florida, to J.C. and Minnie Lou Urquhart Paulk. Mrs. McGowan was a lifelong resident of Holmes County. She was Baptist by faith, and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member of the ladies’ prayer ...

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SONDRA B. RAY 1939-2017

Mrs. Sondra B. Ray, age 77, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  She was born November 4, 1939 in Pensacola, Florida to Aubrey and Della Yates Brannon. Mrs. Ray was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, she had lived in Stockbridge, Georgia and Central, Florida. She was Baptist by faith and member of ...

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RUBY H. SLAY 1927-2017

Mrs Ruby H. Slay, age 89, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017. She was born September 29, 1927 in Darlington, Florida to Richard and Jessie Danley Harrison.  Mrs. Slay was a lifelong resident of Sandy Creek Community.  She was Baptist by faith. She was a member of First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  She was a devoted wife of 52 ...

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LISA EARLY RUBY 1958-2017

Ms Lisa Early Ruby of Seacrest Beach, Florida, age 59, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born June 29, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee to Milton and Marie Reno Early. Lisa lived in the Florida Panhandle for over thirty years.  Her achievements in the community she loved were many over the years – Officer of the Destin Women’s Club, President of ...

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JOYCE WAVINE SLAY 1938-2017

Joyce Wavine Slay, age 78, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the comfort of her own home.  She was born in Walton County on December 30, 1938 to Willliam and Pearl Mildred Davidson King.  She was a lifelong resident of Walton County and had worked as a food and nutrition service assistant with the school ...

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