Obituaries

VIRGINIA BURGESS 1943-2018

Mrs. Virginia Burgess, age 75 of the Alaqua Community of Walton County passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, December 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born May 9, 1943 in DeFuniak Springs, the daughter of Woodrow and Ella Lou Sunday Gillis.   Virginia attended Walton High School, graduating with the Class of ...

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MARY LEE MOORE 1946-2018

Mrs. Mary Lee Moore, 72 age, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018. She was born on May 31, 1946 in Panama City, Florida to Cecil C. Neel and Amanda Matzen Neel.  Mrs. Moore was resident of Walton County. She was Holiness by faith and a member of Community Holiness Church in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was a devoted wife, mother, ...

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VIVIAN ILENE KELLEY 1923-2018

Mrs. Vivian Ilene Kelley, age 95, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born on September 13, 1923 in Crestview, Florida to John F. Davis and Annie Elaine Cole Davis. Mrs. Kelley was a resident of North Fort Myers, Florida. She was Assembly of God by faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. ...

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DANNIE GENE GODDIN 1951-2018

Mr. Dannie Gene Goddin, age 67, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1951 in Ponce De Leon, Florida to Gettis Goddin and Mallie Goddin. Mr. Goddin was a resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Knox Hill Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He ...

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JONI MARIE PRIDGEN 1979-2018

Ms. Joni Marie Pridgen, age 38, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She was born on December 17, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland to Joanne Martinez Pridgen Dunklin and Brian Pridgen. Ms. Pridgen was a resident of Walton County.  She was Lutheran by faith and a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  She worked as a cook ...

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NATHALIE SEAL JONES 1935-2018

Mrs. Nathalie Seal Jones, age 83, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, December 3, 2018. She was born on April 6, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana to James Ernest and Cordilla Lee Seal. Mrs. Jones was a resident of both Walton and Okaloosa Counties in Florida for 10 years moving here from Louisiana.  She was Baptist by ...

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RACHEL CATHERINE BICKERSTAFF 1944-2018

Mrs. Rachel Catherine Bickerstaff, age 73, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born on December 27, 1944 in Pensacola. Florida to Phillip J. Sanchez and Mary Quina Sanchez. Mrs. Bickerstaff was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was Catholic by faith and a member of the Saint Margaret Catholic Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and ...

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JEFFERY “RINNIE” RINN FINCH 1968-2018

Mr. Jeffery “Rinnie’ Rinn Finch, age 50, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018. He was born May 14, 1968 in Enterprise, Alabama to James and Shirley Locke Finch. Rinnie was a resident of Bonifay, Florida. He was Baptist by faith. He was a 1987 graduate of Holmes County High School. He worked in the Hotel industry as a clerk for ...

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BETTIE M. BUNNELL 1936-2018

Ms. Bettie M.  Bunnell, age 82, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018. She was born April 7, 1936 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to John and AV Adkison Mcmillian. Ms. Bunnell was a resident of Walton County.  She was Baptist by faith and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.  She worked as a clerk for civil services at Fort Rucker ...

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JAMES E. “PETE” MITCHEM 1927-2018

 Mr. James E. “Pete” Mitchem, age 91 of DeFuniak Springs passed away early Sunday afternoon at the family residence  surrounded by  family and friends.   He was born April 11, 1927 in Kinston, Alabama, the son of Horace Jerry Mitchem and Zella Mae Paul Mitchem.    Pete moved with his father and brother, Orell to the DeFuniak Springs area and helped ...

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