Obituaries

DEA YOUNG 1953-2019

Dea Young entered this earth on February 16, 1953 and was surrounded by loving family and friends when she went to be with her Lord on February 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Atlas Covington, her son, Justin Mahler, her brother, Douglas Covington, and her sister, Ann Garrett. Dea was the youngest of five ...

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EDDIE FRAZIER 1961-2019

Mr. Eddie Frazier, age 57, a long time resident of Walton County passed away early Wednesday morning in Sacred Heart Hospital Covenant Hospice in Pensacola.  He was born September 21, 1961 in Florala, Alabama the son of Oscar Alford Frazier and Martha Foye McKnight Frazier.   Many will remember Eddie in his employment with Sonny Casey.  He was a gifted ...

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JOHN CHARLES THOMAS JR. 1967-2019

Mr. John Charles Thomas, Jr., age 51, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland to Jack Thomas and Cheryl Magaha Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a resident of Walton County, Florida. He graduated from college receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. He worked as a software engineer with NASA. He loved ...

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JERRY LEON FARLEY 1954-2019

Mr. Jerry Leon Farley, age 64, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was born on March 5, 1954 in Merritt Island, Florida to Don Farley and Evelyn Horne Farley. Mr. Farley was a resident of Walton County, Florida. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces for over 11 years serving his country in the United States ...

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PATSY JUNE CHMITLIN 1939-2019

Ms. Patsy June Chmitlin, age 79, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019. She was born on December 15, 1939, in Findlay, Ohio to Roy Andrew Chmitlin and Mary Margaret Simon Chmitlin. Ms. Chmitlin was a resident of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.  She was Christian by faith and a member of Beachside Fellowship Church in Panama City Beach, Florida.  She attended ...

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JERRY LEON FARLEY 1954-2019

Mr. Jerry Leon Farley, age 64, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was born on March 5, 1954 in Merritt Island, Florida to Don Farley and Evelyn Horne Farley. Mr. Farley was a resident of Walton County, Florida. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces for over 11 years serving his country in the United States ...

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KATHERINE M. HABBARD 1955-2019

Mrs. Katherine M. Habbard, age 63, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019. She was born on August 11, 1955 in Tampa, Florida to John Washington Hydle and Elsa Hatlestead Hydle. Mrs. Habbard was a resident of Walton County, Florida. She was Mormon by faith and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints DeFuniak Springs Ward.  ...

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CHRISTY ELIZABETH MELCHER 1981-2019

Mrs. Christy Elizabeth Melcher, age 37, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019. She was born on March 14, 1981, in Fort Benning, Georgia to Floyd Hardee, Jr. and Christina T. Bouknight Hardee. Mrs. Melcher was a resident of Freeport, Florida. She went to Freeport High School.  She worked at Michael’s department store as a department manager in Destin for 12 ...

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IRIS JACKIE CAULEY JACKSON 1928-2019

Iris Jackie Cauley Jackson (Irisy), age 90, of Freeport, Florida passed from this life peacefully and surrounded by family on January 17, 2019. Iris was the daughter of Jessie and Mark Windol Cauley. On November 24, 1945, she married Evans Herman Jackson of Freeport where they made their home. Together they had five sons and a daughter and owned several ...

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JO ANN HICKS SKIPPER 1935-2019

JoAnn Hicks Skipper, 83 of Ponce De Leon, went to her heavenly home on January 14, 2019.  She was born December 4, 1935 in Foley, Florida to Joe Dee and Lyndal Rhodes Hicks. She attended Ponce De Leon High School and Okaloosa Walton Junior College in Niceville, Florida. Mrs. Skipper was a member of Otter Creek Methodist Church her entire ...

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