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PASTOR LONNIE LEE FOREHAND 1947-2019

Pastor Lonnie Lee Forehand, age 72, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 6, 2019 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida shortly before he was to do what he had done almost every Sunday morning for the past 47 years, preach the word of God.  He was born January 4, 1947 in DeFuniak, the son of Thomas Nathaniel “Buck” and Jewel Lynell Forehand.  Being ...

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LARRY JOE MESSER 1960-2019

Mr. Larry Joe Messer, age 58, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1960 in Pensacola, Florida to Joseph Harold Messer and Lorine Johnson Messer. Mr. Messer was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  He graduated from Milton High School in 1977.  He worked as a carpenter in construction for many years.  He enjoyed fishing, ...

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PATRICIA MEADOR DIER 1925-2019

Patricia Dier died peacefully on January 1 surrounded by her family and loyal dog Lexie at her home in Santa Rosa Beach.  She was 93.  Patricia was born in Monett, Mo. on February 15, 1925 to parents Alice Burnham Meador and Daniel Burton Meador, and was the second of three children. When she was a teenager, Patricia and her family ...

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HARRY SHERMAN CLENNEY 1943-2019

Mr. Harry Sherman Clenney, age 75, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was born on May 8, 1943 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Robert L. Clenney and Grace Adkinson Clenney.   Mr. Clenney was a lifelong resident of Walton County. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked as a Superintendent in Construction for many years. He ...

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ELAINA B. AVANT 1928-2018

Mrs. Elaine B. Avant, age 90 of DeFuniak Springs passed away Wednesday night, December 26, 2018 in the home of her daughter. She was born August 5, 1928 in Kinston, Alabama the daughter of James Cummings Bedsole and Linnie Maggie Whigham Bedsole. After graduation from Kinston schools she attended Troy State Teacher’s College where she earned her Master’s Degree in Education.  She ...

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LINDA KAYE MOSLEY 1943-2018

Mrs. Linda Kaye Mosley, age 75, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018. She was born November 30, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Hubert and Alice Johnson Patton. Mrs. Mosley was a resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and Greenville, Mississippi. She was Christian by faith and attended the Destin Church of Christ. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and ...

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LISA DENINE NOLIN 1965-2018

Ms. Lisa Denine Nolin, age 53, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018. She was born on September 9, 1965 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Harvey Austin Carroll and Iris Lenora Hood Carroll. Ms. Nolin was a resident of Holmes County, Florida.  She worked as a medical assistant. She enjoyed fishing. Ms. Nolin was preceded in death by her father and ...

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J C CONNELL 1940-2018

Mr. J C Connell, age 78 , passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. He was born August 18, 1940 in Perry, Florida to Ivy and Ellie Ellison Connell.  Mr. Connell was a resident of  DeFuniak Springs. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He owned and operated Badcock Home Furnishings Store for over 28 years before retiring. He also ...

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CHARLES “CARLIE” DEWEY RYCROFT, JR. 1958-2018

Mr. Charles “Charlie” Dewey Rycroft, Jr., age 60, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018. He was born on September 7, 1958 in Leon County, Florida to Charles Dewey Rycroft, Sr. and Clara Myrtle Raley Rycroft. Mr. Rycroft was a resident of Walton County, Florida for the past 11 years moving here from West Palm Beach, Florida. He was a Christian ...

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RALPH B. “LITTLE RALPH” MOODY, JR 1953-2018

Mr. Ralph B. “Little Ralph” Moody, Jr. of Ponce de Leon, FL passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 at his home. He was 65 years old. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva. Warren-Holloway-Ward Funeral Home (334)684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. “Continuing The Trust You’ve Placed in Us” ...

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