Obituaries

SYBLE OLETTA BYRD 1940-2017

Mrs. Syble Oletta Byrd, age 77, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was born September 7, 1940 in Bruce, Florida to Travis Abarion Bishop and Amanda Louetta Roberts Bishop.  Mrs. Byrd was a lifelong resident of Walton County.  She was Holiness by faith.  She was a member of Spring Valley Holiness Church in Ebro, Florida.  She was a devoted ...

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JERRY EUGENE ROBINSON 1934-2017

Jerry Eugene Robinson, 83, of Panama City, Florida, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 after a long battle with Parkin’s Disease.  Jerry was born in Crestview Florida January 12, 1934. After graduating from Walton County High School in Defuniak Springs Florida he married the love of his life and moved to Pensacola Florida where he worked as a sales agent in ...

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EMMA ELIZABETH BRAND 1934-2017

Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Brand, age 83, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. She was born on January 23, 1934 in Campbell, Missouri to Elva and Alva Pearson Abernathy. Mrs. Brand was a resident of Walton County for the past 34 years. She was Baptist by faith, and was a member of South Walton Baptist Church By The Bay. Mrs. Brand ...

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TOMMIE SIMMONS 1940-2017

Mr. Tommie Simmons, age 77, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. He was born on April 3, 1940 in Ponce De Leon, Florida, to Thomas Jefferson Simmons and Lela Mae Carnley Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a lifelong resident of Ponce De Leon, Florida. He graduated from Ponce De Leon High School in 1958.  He was a devoted husband, father, and ...

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VIRGINIA DAIR (CAMPBELL) PRIDGEN 1930-2017

Virginia Dair (Campbell) Pridgen passed away peacefully Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home in Gaskin, Florida with her children by her side. Virginia was born on September 24, 1930, to Lehman Shelby “Sam” Campbell and Elizabeth Lenoria (Beasley) Campbell. She spent most of her career with the Walton County School District, first as a teacher and then as a ...

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THELMA JEAN AMMONS HOPEK 1938-2017

Thelma Jean Ammons Hopek, age 79, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Monday, November 27, 2017. She was born July 15, 1938 in Ponce De Leon, Florida to Robert Ezra and Lizzie McGowan Ammons. She is preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Stephen Hopek and Gerald Hopek; one brother, Ezra Ammons Jr. and one sister, Shirley Ammons Conover. ...

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INA MAE BROWN MCLEAN GARRETT 1920-2017

Mrs. Ina Mae Brown McLean Garrett, age 97, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was born on June 23, 1920 in Pensacola, Florida to Marion Brown and Vula Pearlie Bowers.  Mrs. Garrett was a resident of Freeport, Florida. She owned and operated Ina’s Beauty Shop for over forty years before retiring. She loved fishing and her family.  Mrs. Garrett ...

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TIMOTHY “T.R.” RAY HILL SR. 1956-2017

Mr. Timothy “T.R.” Ray Hill, age 61, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1956 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, to Maurice Lee Hill Sr. and Frances Caroline Riggs.  Mr. Hill was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He was a Veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield, serving his country as a Flight Engineer ...

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MICHAEL EVERT PAUL 1957-2017

Michael Evert Paul, age 60, of Westville, Florida was called home to be with his Lord Friday, November 24th, 2017 at his home. He was born September 11, 1957 at Lakeside Hospital in DeFuniak Springs, Florida and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Holmes County. Michael traveled and worked several different jobs from South Florida to Middle ...

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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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