Obituaries

LAWERENCE THOMAS KLANG 1970-2018

Mr. Lawerence Thomas Klang, age 47, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He was born on December 17, 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas to Lawrence T. Klang, Sr. and Janette Rees Klang. Mr. Klang was a gifted and talented chef. He mentored many young chefs. Mr. Lawrence spent his life pursuing his passion. He passed away peacefully in his sleep ...

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PIERCE “SONNY” MCGEE 1937-2018

Mr. Pierce “Sonny” McGee, age 80, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018. He was born on July 7, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Pierce E. McGee, Sr. and Mary Louise McGee.  Mr. McGee graduated from Roosevelt High School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1956, and was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. He graduated from Northeast Georgia Police ...

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ELOY THOMAS GALLEGOS 1933-2018

Mr. Eloy Thomas Gallegos, age 84, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was born on September 7, 1933 to Frank Gallegos and Maria Elisa Herrera.  Mr. Gallegos was a resident of Walton County. He was Methodist by faith. He was a loving father and grandfather who loved his community and helping his neighbors.  He joined the Air Force at ...

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DUSTY STEWART BURKE 1956-2018

Dusty Stewart Burke, age 61, passed away suddenly and peacefully in the arms of his loving wife and daughter on March 23, 2018, in Georgia. Dusty was born on August 30, 1956, to Henry and Rachel Burke in Walton County, Florida after his older brother Henry Dwight Burke and before his younger brother, Dexter Burke, and sister Donna Burke Simmons. ...

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MARY ELIZABETH RILEY 1945-2018

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Riley, age 72, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She was born June 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to William Francis Fox and Agnes Regina Costello Fox. Mrs. Riley was a resident of Milton, Florida from 1975 and moved to DeFuniak Springs, Florida in 2011. She was a Christian by faith. She was a volunteer at ...

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DR. FRANCES LOUISE WISE 1933-2018

Dr. Frances Louise Wise, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Chautauqua Nursing Center.  She was born in DeFuniak on January 5, 1933, an only child of Daniel Hugh and Marjorie Wise. After graduating from Walton High School in 1951, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in business education, both ...

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SAM JONES SR. 1945-2018

Sam Jones, Sr, age 72, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Friday 9, 2018 in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.  He was born October 2, 1945, in Geneva, Alabama, the son of Isaac and Mary Jones.  Sam was employed with Henko Poultry in DeFuniak for over 40 years and retired as a supervisor. Many local residents were dependent on Sam’s ability as ...

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DELL DILLEY 1940-2018

Mrs. Dell Dilley, age 77, passed away 13 March 2018. She was born on October 31, 1940, in Centerview, Kentucky, to Audra Howard and Beatrice Blair Howard. Mrs. Dilley was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was Baptist by faith. Married at a young age, Dell dedicated her life to raising her children and being a loving wife. She was ...

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ALINE TURMAN HINDS 1937-2018

Aline Turman Hinds passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, in her home surrounded by family.   She was born near Bay, AR on April 6, 1937.  She graduated from Trumann High School and soon after, married her husband of 60 years, Jesse Terrell Hinds of Trumann.  They lived most of their married life in Memphis, TN and recently moved to Miramar ...

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FRANKIE L. MCCORMICK 1936-2018

Frankie L. McCormick passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was born October 13, 1936, in Laurel Hill, Florida and graduated from Walton High School. Soon after, she eloped and married Gerald McCormick, who remained her husband for over 50 years.                 Relocating to Miami, she assisted Gerald in achieving success in the real ...

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