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    Lowell Chambers

    Lowell Andrew Chambers, 86, longtime resident of Carrabelle, passed away peacefully in Brunswick, Maine, with his family at his side.Married for 63 years to Berneice Chambers, Lowell is back again with the love of his life. Lowell was predeceased in 2017 by Berneice, his soulmate and partner into eternity.He is survived by his daughter Karen Chambers Hill and husband Tom,…

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    Kathleen Varnes Brown

    Mrs. Lois Kathleen “Kat” Varnes Brown, 83, of Jacksonville, passed away Saturday night, August 31, 2019.Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 5, 1935 in Apalachicola to parents Mavis and Katie (Wilson) Varnes. Lois enjoyed being a housewife and homemaker to take care of her family.Her parents; brothers Cecil, Ellis, and Julian; sisters Frances, Maggie Bea and Minnie; and her late husband,…

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    Barbara Gail Phillips

    Gail Phillips, age 71, passed away at her home in Lanark, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.She was preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis Andrews Fretwell and her brother, Bernard Phillips.Gail was born in Macon, Georgia and spent most of her childhood in Daytona Beach. She graduated from Daytona Beach Mainland High School and West Georgia University, with a bachelor’s…

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    Clark Holmes

    Clark Laddson Holmes, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.Clark was a resident of Apalachicola and a native of Savannah, Georgia. He was an Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He practiced law for 30 years.After retirement Clark had a passion for wood working and spent many hours enjoying that craft.He…

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    Ingle Stephens

    Ingle Maria James Stephens, 95, passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.At the request of family, private inurnment will follow at a later date.Ingle was born Aug. 20, 1924, in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, in the province of Christiansted, and was a resident of Acadiana. Ingle was a humanitarian of…

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    Mike Scarabin

    Mr. Robert Michael “Mike” Scarabin, 66, of Wewahitchka, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at his home.He worked at St. Joe Paper Company for 26 years and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He loved his dogs and his children and was an avid FSU fan.Survivors include his children, Robert Michael Wombles, Ashlea Nicole Guthrie, and Brooke…

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    Aurora Rickards

    At approximately 25 weeks pregnant, Kayla Rickards felt a decrease in movement by her unborn daughter, Aurora Rickards. Due to the normal high energy by Aurora, Kayla was extremely concerned. Upon arrival to Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, doctors agreed an emergency C-Section was necessary after it was discovered she was bleeding into her placenta.A beautiful baby…

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    Barbara Muchisky

    Barbara Muchisky, formerly of Alligator Point, passed away on April 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.Barb was born in 1943 and grew up in Wisconsin with her sister Ann. She was a lifelong teacher who taught all of us about friendship, kindness, joy, laughter, and adventure. She lived her life to the fullest and has loving friends and family spread out…

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    Tina McClain

    Tina McClain, 56, of Apalachicola, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.Tina E. Sapp was born Nov. 3, 1962 in Panama City to John W. Sapp Sr. and Betty L. (Suggs) Sapp. She was united in marriage to Lynn E. McClain in Apalachicola on June 12, 1981.In addition…

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    Carol Collins

    Carol Diane Collins, 64, of Wildwood, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019.Ms. Collins was born June 2, 1955 in Duluth, Georgia, to Curtis Lee Gibbs and Violet Exie Pike Watkins. She grew up in the Sand Mountain region of Alabama before moving to Ft. Pierce. Carol moved to Wildwood with her husband and son in 1988 from Ft. Pierce.She was…

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    Alvin Glenn Martina, Sr.

    Alvin Glenn Martina, Sr., 72, of Apalachicola, was born Feb. 11, 1947 in Port St. Joe. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Aug. 10, 2019 in Tallahassee.He is survived by the Love of his Life, Kathy Martina, children Milinda Martina, Milissa (David) Varnes, Diane Flowers, and Renae Bridges, along with some adopted strays that stuck like…

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    Eva Guerrieri

    Sleeping peacefully, Eva Marlene Guerrieri, 81, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.Marlene was born December 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Rex and Erline Littleton. At age 8, Marlene moved with her family to Carrabelle to live with her grandparents. After graduating from Carrabelle High School, she married Earl Brattain, had four children and relocated in Centerville,…

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    Darrell M. Segree

    Our daddy, Darrell M. Segree, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 75.He is preceded in death by his wife Vicky and his son David.He is survived by his seven children, Pamela (Robert) Clements, Tony (Billie) Segree, Lee (Heather) Harris, Stephanie (Larry) Smith, George (Brenda) Segree, Crystal Segree, and Era Mae (Pat)…

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    Lulu Hobbs

    It is with great sadness that we inform you that Buna Mae “Lulu” Hobbs passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Greenville.Lulu was born on July 6, 1939. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a spunk like no other; she could light up an entire room with just her laugh and smile.She was preceded in…

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    Hayley Creamer

    Hayley Anndryatta Williams Creamer, 15, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 in Eastpoint.She was a student and star cheerleader at Franklin County High School, where she was about to enter the 10th grade. Hayley enjoyed pageantry and was recently crowned as Miss Teen Seahawk 2019. She also loved shopping, beach trips, and spending time with her friends.Hayley was…

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    Ann Gesteland

    Ann Gesteland, 84, of St. George Island, formerly of Lodi, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Ohio and West Bend, Wisconsin, was called home to heaven Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, after suffering a stroke in April 2019.She was born May 7, 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin, to Wallace and Mildred Winn (nee Beswick).After marrying Werner E. Wilking in 1954, she moved to West Bend in…

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    Anna Marie Fincher

    It is with great sadness that we inform you that Anna Marie Fincher (Byrum) passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Evansville, Indiana.She was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina to James Edward (Ed) Byrum and Janet Lorraine Pickrell (Foster) on Jan. 30, 1959. She graduated from Apollo High School, Owensboro, Kentucky where she was in the Air Force Unit…

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    Henry Brown, Jr.

    Deacon Henry Brown Jr., 78, was born in Enterprise, Alabama on Dec. 12, 1940 to the late Mother Essie Mae Wiles and Henry Brown, Sr. He is preceded in death by both parents and siblings, Jessie Lee Moore and Eugene Brown. He departed this life on Saturday, June 29, 2019.He received his primary education in Enterprise, Alabama, and attended Quinn…

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    Ross Stokes

    Ross Stokes, 85, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019.After graduating from the University of Florida, Ross worked as an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company for 37 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances (Morgan) Stokes, and his brother, Bob.He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Beth (Picinich) Stokes; his children,…

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    Margaret Louise Wilson

    Margaret Louise Wilson, of Apalachicola, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 after a long battle of illness. She fought hard and her faith remained strong.Born Dec. 31, 1925, she was a loving mother and grandmother; she loved sitting on her front porch enjoying nature and always smiling and waving at anyone who passed by. Her most favorite thing to…

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    Elaine Gordon Santiago

    Dorothy Elaine Gordon Santiago passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Tallahassee.She was born in Apalachicola on Sept. 19, 1938. She was a native of Apalachicola, where she and raised her three sons, Alfred O. Shuler, Jr., Jay Gordon Shuler and Thomas Michael Shuler.She loved music and played piano and organ for many years at First Baptist Church of…

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    Hazel Hefner

    Hazel Junita (Rainey) Hefner went to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 29, 2019 after a battle with COPD.Hazel was born April 26, 1941 in Marietta, Georgia. Being next to the oldest of 12 children, she was always looking after one of her siblings.Hazel was married twice in her lifetime, and with seven children, her home was always filled…

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    Vito Bell

    On the evening of Sunday, July 14, 2019, Vito Luco Bell, Jr. lost his hard-fought battle against cancer at the age of 73, surrounded by his beloved family.A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Vito realized the full potential of the American dream, coming from immigrant parents who taught him the…

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    Clarence DeWade

    Clarence DeWade, 89, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at his home in Carrabelle.Clarence was born July 5, 1930 to the late Alfred and Alice (Burch) DeWade.He worked until his retirement as a mechanic for American Can Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a longtime resident of the Carrabelle; living there since 1982 with his loving wife of…

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    Laura Ingram

    On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Laura Suzanne Ingram passed away at the age of 50.Laura will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Peyton L. Van Gundy, and her sons Nicholas L. Van Gundy and Spencer N. Van Gundy; her father, Roger L. Ingram, and her sisters, LaDonna Ingram and Natasha Ingram Hollis.Laura is preceded in death by her mother, Frances…

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    Dave Girtman

    James David Girtman, 71, of Carrabelle, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 and is now at peace from the holds of dementia. Cremation has occurred.He was born Jan. 18, 1948, in Miami.He is preceded in death by parents Ralph and Ova Josephine “Jay” Girtman; and grandparents J.D. Girtman and Kate Horne Girtman, early pioneers of Coral Gables.He is survived…

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    Susan Richardson

    Artist Susan Lesley Richardson, of Apalachicola, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, June 30, 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. Her brother John was at her side.Born in London, Susan moved from England to the United States in 1964 and later became a naturalized and proud American citizen in 1974. She spent several years in Atlanta,…

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    Trafton J. Shiver

     Master-at-Arms SeamanTrafton J. ShiverMarine Corps Security Force Battalion Kings Bay, GeorgiaWith deepest sorrow, we announce that Trafton Jackson Shiver, age 20, passed away on June 28, 2019 due to a single car accident.Trafton was born June 16, 1999 and grew up hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors in Carrabelle. He was a 2017 graduate of Wakulla High School. In his…

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    Sonny Chafin

    William Milton (Sonny) Chafin, Jr. died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, in Apalachicola on Sunday, July 7, 2019 after suffering from dementia for eight years and a mini-stroke for two weeks. He quietly passed away just as his sweet neighbor, a local pastor and his wife, had walked over to pray for them. He was 78…

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    Tom Riddles

    Thomas Coleman Riddles died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his home in Apalachicola. He was 79.He was born Sept. 2, 1939 in the New Hope community in Holmes County, and lived much of his life in Geneva County, Alabama, and Birmingham, Alabama.Tom was a country-western singer and guitar performer. In his early years he and his band played at lounges,…

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    Grady Eugene Huckeba

    Grady Eugene Huckeba, 81, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his home in Apalachicola.He was born on Dec. 30, 1937 in Bainbridge, Georgia to Grady Mike Huckeba and Evie Thompson Huckeba.Gene had many occupations. He loved hunting, being on the water as a commercial fisherman, working and living downstairs at the old jail as a deputy sheriff for Franklin…

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    April Stevens

    April Reneé Stevens has gone to rest with the Lord on Sunday, June 23, 2019.She was born in Panama City on April 1, 1984 to Tammy Golden and Randy Walker.April was a very loving, family oriented woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.April is survived by her husband, Joseph Brandon Stevens, of Eastpoint; her…

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    Thomas Lee Brannan

    Thomas Lee Brannan, 75, of Carrabelle passed away Monday, June 17, 2019.Services were held Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at the Carrabelle United Methodist Church. Graveside followed at Evergreen Cemetery.He was a lifelong resident of Carrabelle and a business owner of T.L. Brannan & Sons Logging. Thomas Lee was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a loving son,…

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    Virginia Tucker

    Virginia Tucker, 92, was born on Sept. 20, 1926 in Abbeville, Alabama to Dewitt and Sally Barron Scott.She was the fourth of five children: Jack, Edna, Ruby, Virginia and Nell. Though she grew up very poor during the Great Depression, stories of her childhood were filled with fun and happy times spent playing with her siblings in the pecan orchard…

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    Mitchell Dean Cain

    On Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:01 a.m., Franklin County lost one of its native sons.Mitchell Dean Cain, son of James W. Cain, was pronounced deceased at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital from congestive heart failure and COPD. Born July 1, 1954, he was 64 years, 11 months and 20 days old.He is survived by his son Victor Wayne Cain; brother Michael…

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    Lucille Jones Wray

    Lucille Jones Wray, affectionately called Mama Wray by all who knew her, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, early Sunday morning on Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Tallahassee.She was born in Duluth, Georgia in 1917. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Buford Wray (Papa Wray) who passed away in Dec. 1988. While he was the love…

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    Willie Lee English

    Willie Lee English, 59, of Carrabelle, departed this earthly life Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Carrabelle.A funeral service for Willie will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at the First Assembly of God church, with burial following at Isles of Rest Cemetery, both in Carrabelle. Public visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service at…

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    Tom Fitzgerald

    Thomas James Fitzgerald, 81, of Tallahassee, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at his residence from complications due to intestinal ulcers and liver disease.Tom was born in Troy, New York on May 7, 1938 to Mary Guire Fitzgerald and Thomas F. Fitzgerald, along with his three siblings, Mary Sue Sepa (nee Fitzgerald), Dan and Patricia.Tom was educated in the…

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    Jeremy Register

    Jeremy Register passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his home in Eastpoint.Jeremy was born Dec. 24, 1976 and was a lifelong resident of Eastpoint.He is survived by his loving wife, Jessica Register; mother-in-law, Diane Glass; stepfather Mark Custer (Liz); grandparents Winfred Register, and Ralph and Ruth Crosby; brothers: little Mark Custer (Farion), Kyler Custer, Brandon Schai Register( Brittney), and…