Randell Ray Tharpe

Mr. Randell  Ray Tharpe, 70, passed away Oct. 30, 2013. He was born March 20, 1943 in Columbus, Ga., to James and Nellie Hill Tharpe.

Mr. Tharpe was a resident of Walton County. He was Presbyterian by faith and a member of Santa Rosa Beach Community Church. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the United States Marine Corps as a staff sergeant.

He graduated from Columbus College receiving his Bachelorís Degree in political science. He worked as a salesman in building materials for many years. He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed building things. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Tharpe is preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Tharpe is survived by his mother, Nellie Tharpe of Miramar Beach; his loving wife of 46 years, Doris Tharpe of Santa Rosa Beach; son, Dirk F. Tharpe and wife Ginger of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Heather Tharpe Quance and husband Ian of England and Heidi Tharpe Moody and husband Chris of Birmingham; and grandchildren, Alys Quance, Jake Quance, Ewan Quance, Henry Quance, Christopher Moody, Jr., Tyler Moody, Aubrey Moody, Cameron Tharpe and Luke Tharpe.

A time of visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 1 at Freeport Chapel Funeral Home, 150 East Hwy. 20.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Santa Rosa Beach Community Church with Pastor Pete Hyde officiating.  

A private graveside service will be held at Gulf Cemetery with military honors by the United States Marine Corps.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Santa Rosa Beach Community Church at 3524 U.S. 98 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 or to your favorite charity.

Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements

Getta Hunt

Getta Hunt, 90, of Miramar Beach, Fla., passed away  Oct. 29, 2013, in an assisted living facility. She was born on Oct. 12, 1923, in Boaz, Ala., to Lonnie and Artha Sanders.

Getta, a loving Army wife, lived in several locations around the world with her husband, Grover L. Hunt, who was an Army warrant officer.

Getta resided in Fort Walton Beach for more than 20 years before moving into the Crystal Bay Senior Living Center in 2012.

Getta was Baptist by faith and was preceded in death by both parents and then later by her husband, Grover, in 2003.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Hopson (Jim) and Gina Brown (Norman); son; Mike Hunt (Sherry); granddaughters, Melissa Walker, Shannon Hopson, Michelle Johnson and Jamie Wetherell; grandsons, Clay and Cole Posey; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 1 with services immediately following at the Santa Rosa Beach Community Church, 3524 U.S. 98, Santa Rosa Beach. There will be a Committal ceremony at Barrancas National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Nov. 4.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer at www.Alexslemonade.org.

Services are under the direction of McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave., SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.