Obituaries

JOSEPH JACKSON 1958-2018

Mr. Joseph Jackson, age 60, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2018. He was born March 30, 1958, in Florala, Alabama to Danel and Charlotte Brown Jackson.  Mr. Jackson was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He was a devoted husband, step-father, and grandfather. He worked in construction for many years having owned his owned business.  He enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Jackson ...

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CORY GRAVES 1979-2018

Mr. Graves, age 38, passed away September 16, 2018. He was born on September 23, 1979, in Yarmouth Nova Scotic, Canada to Romilly Guy Ames Graves and Phyllis Mae Jayne. Mr. Graves was a resident of Westville, Florida. He worked as a carpenter. He enjoyed spending time with his children and coaching baseball. Mr. Graves was preceded in death by ...

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RACHEL KATHERINE KILE 1974-2018

Mrs. Rachel Katherine Kile, age 44, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was born on April 27, 1974 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to Lori Jean Haeusler. Mrs. Kile was a resident of Walton County.  She was a bright, shining star who lived a great big, rich and full life over far too short a time.  She was ...

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BERTA MAE CHAMBERLAIN 1930-2018

Mrs. Berta Mae Chamberlain, age 88, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018.  She was born on February 19, 1930, in Opp, Alabama to Hampton Smith Montgomery and Fannie Frances Adams Montgomery. Mrs. Chamberlain was a lifelong resident of Red Bay, Florida.  She was Baptist by faith and a member of the Red Bay Baptist Church.  She played the piano and ...

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JOHN A. HERMAN 1953-2018

Mr. John A. Herman, 64, died Sunday at Fort Walton Beach Hospital following a rapid onset and 30-day fight with cancer. “God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be; So he put his arms around him, and whispered Come with Me” He was born October 5, 1953, in Ishpeming  Michigan, and spent 48 years of ...

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CLARKE COE BELL 1953-2018

Clarke Coe Bell 65, died peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Memphis, Tn. and educated there and began his financial career as a CPA with Federal Express. He resided in Miramar Beach, Fl. for the past 16 years where he continued his financial career with Okaloosa Gas and the Poarch Creek Indians. He ...

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ELOISE “ELLIE” YVONNE HOPKINS 1925-2018

Mrs. Eloise “Ellie” Yvonne Hopkins, age 93, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018. She was born on July 30, 1925, in Walworth, New York to Thomas Howard Hopkins and Bessie Boynton Hopkins. Mrs. Hopkins was a resident of Walton County, Florida.  She was Methodist by faith.  She married her husband Gordon Hopkins on St. Patrick’s Day 1945.  Gordon was ...

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INFANT OLIVER LAIRD JONES

Oliver Laird Jones passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on September 10, 2018.  Oliver was born on September 9, 2018 at 12:32 a.m. Durning his very short time here on Earth he touched many ives and was loved so deeply by family and friends. His life was a brief gift to us that will live on in ...

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LAFON WHEELER 1957-2018

Mr. Lafon Scott Wheeler, age 61, passed away, Friday, September 7, 2018. He was born January 3, 1957 in Covington, Kentucky to Lafon and Crystal Weaver Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He worked at Ace Hardware in DeFuniak Springs for several years, he also worked in Marine Construction. He provided Karaoke for weddings and many ...

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JANET MAE RODRIGUEZ 1941-2018

  Mrs. Janet Mae Rodriguez, age 77, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018. She was born August 24, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Samuel and Sylvia Cockerham. Mrs. Rodriguez was a resident of Freeport. She was Baptist by faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Freeport. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She worked as a secretary ...

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