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ELMER WILLIAMS 1940-2017

Mr. Elmer Williams , age 77 passed away at home Monday, June 26th. He was born March 23, 1940 in Holmes County, Florida to Rudolph and Covie Williams. He earned a New York Institute of Photography degree in 1968 which led to founding and operating Williams Studio and Williams Gallery for almost 50 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, ...

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TOM DAVID ALBERT 1963-2017

Mr. Tom David Albert, age 53, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He was born  December 20, 1963 in Riverside, California to Corade and Joyce Brown Albert. Mr. Albert was a resident of  Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. He worked as a small engine  mechanic for many years. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing and spending time with his family. Mr. Albert ...

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SUSAN MARTIN CROSSLEY 1954-2017

Mrs. Susan Martin Crossley, age 63, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. She was born June 11, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama to Harold and Myrtle  Ruppenthal Martin. Mrs. Crossley was a resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Crossley was preceded in death by her father Harold E. ...

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DENNIS MICHAEL MITCHELL 1951-2017

Mr. Dennis Michael Mitchell, age 65, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was born December 27, 1951 in Santa Cruz, California to Glenn and Joan Lindros Mitchell.   Mr. Mitchell was Christian by faith. He enjoyed camping, and cooking. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked as a food service director in the Nursing Home industry ...

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BARBARA COLLINS 1937-2017

Mrs. Barbara Collins, age 79, gladly entered the Church Triumphant, Thursday, June 22, 2017.  She was born September 15, 1937 to William and Dorothy Heard. Mrs. Collins was a resident of Santa Rosa beach. She was Christian by faith and a member of the Vision Church at Christian International in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  She loved cooking, working in the ...

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JAMES STEWART CANADAY 1932-2017

Mr. James Stewart Canaday, Sr, age 85, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was born April 29, 1932 in Troy, Alabama to Jesse and Audrey Partin Canaday. Mr.  Canaday was a resident of Freeport. He was Presbyterian by faith and a member of the Freeport Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces serving his ...

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WALTER RAY STRICKLAND 1958-2016

Walter Ray Strickland, 57 of Crestview Florida passed away Monday, July 4, 2016.  Ray was born September 27, 1958 in Florala, Alabama, he moved to Okaloosa County in 1975. Ray was a 1975 graduate of Laurel Hill School, a carpenter by trade.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a member of the NRA. Ray was preceded in death by his ...

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DEBORAH AURORA TEAL 1959-2017

Mrs. Deborah Aurora Teal, age 57, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  She was born September 1, 1959 in Valpariso, Florida to Cecil and Wilma Brown Jones. Mrs. Teal was a resident of  Freeport, Florida. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandfather. She enjoyed fishing,  and working in crafts and woodworking Mrs. Teal is preceded in death by her ...

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GARY NATHAN HOWERTON 1950-2017

Mr. Gary Nathan Howerton, age 66, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born September 28, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee to William and Irene Hughes Howerton. Mr. Howerton was a resident of Miramar Beach, Florida. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the United States Marine Corps, having received the Combat Action Medal. He ...

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DAMON DEWAYNE PORTER 1967-2017

Mr. Damon Dewayne Porter was born January 14, 1967. He was carpenter by trade but could do most any job he encountered. Damon loved God, music, the ocean, and life itself. Damon loved his family and always gave them his best. Mr. Porter is preceded in death by his father, Frank Porter. Mr. Porter is survived by his soulmate Chasidy ...

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