Obituaries

KIM ROSA LONG NELSON 1967-2017

Kim Rosa Long Nelson passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her home in DeFuniak Springs, Florida following a brief illness.  She was born May 12, 1967 at Eglin Air Force Base and grew up in Thomaston, Georgia where she graduated from R.E. Lee High School in 1985.  After graduation, she moved to DeFuniak Springs and attended O.W.C.C. (now Northwest ...

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FRANCES JUANITA STEPP 1923-2017

Frances Juanita Stepp, 94, of Miramar Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1923 in Cherryville, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Claude and Belle Mullen and had 6 brothers and 7 sisters.  Mrs. Stepp served in the Navy during World War II. Her husband Joseph Jackson Stepp Jr. preceded ...

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ANNYCE BERNICE CASWELL PARRIS 1930-2017

Mrs. Annyce Bernice Caswell Parris, age 86 of Ellijay, GA passed Friday evening, June 2nd, 2017 at the Gilmer Nursing Home. Mrs. Parris was born June 13, 1930 in San Antonio, TX to her late parents Michael Alexander Caswell and Bernice Annyce Goins Caswell.  Annyce was a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs, FL.  She was ...

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DOROTHY YOUNG 1924-2017

Mrs. Dorothy Young, age 93, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was born May 24, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio to Anthony and Adela Kontraczyk Baranowski. Mrs.  Young was a resident of   DeFuniak Springs. She was Catholic by faith and a member of the St. Margaret Catholic Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great- great grandmother. ...

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IMOGENE SHIRLEY BOWERS 1947-2017

Mrs. Imogene Shirley Bowers, age 70, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born December 16, 1947 in St. Petersburg, Florida to Albert Byrd and Alice Jordan. Mrs. Bowers was a resident of   Walton County. She worked at Shoal Farms for over 30 years before retiring. She enjoyed working in her yard, and being outside. Mrs. Bowers is preceded ...

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NETTIE JEAN KENDALL 1937-2017

Mrs. Nettie Jean Kendall, age 80, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born February 10, 1937 in Blue Ridge, Georgia to MG and Edna Long Shirk. Mrs. Kendall was a resident of  DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was Church of Christ by faith and a member of the Columbus Avenue Church of Christ in Anderson, Indiana.  She was a ...

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BARBARA DARBY 1932-2017

Mrs. Barbara Darby, age 85, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. She was born March 30, 1932 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to John and Pearl Davidson King. Mrs. Darby was a lifelong resident of Walton County. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed riding her ATV, and enjoyed being outside. She also enjoyed taking care ...

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KATHERINE “KAY” SHAW 1936-2017

Mrs.  Katherine “Kay” Shaw Gates, age 80, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. She was born October 17, 1936 in Coffee Springs, Alabama to Dewey and MableBundrick Shaw.   Mrs.  Gates was a resident of DeFuniak Springs. She was Pentecostal by faith and a member of the Liberty Assembly of God Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and ...

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VERDIE WYNELL 1946-2017

Mrs. Verdie Wynell Bishop, age 71, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was born March 4, 1946 in Portland, Florida to Alfed and Inez Hart Brown.   Mrs. Bishop was a resident of  Portland, Florida. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. ...

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RICHARD “RICK” ALLEN HULETT 1954-2017

Mr.  Richard “Rick” Allen Hulett, age 62, passed away Saturday 27, 2017. He was born October 6, 1954 in Madison, Indiana to Charles to and Norma Hulett.    Mr. Hulett was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He was a veteran serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. He owned and Operated Rick’s Small Engine Repair. He enjoyed ...

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