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ADKINSON, SHADLER
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adkinson of Silver Creek, Miss., announce the birth of a son, Shadler Lee, who
weighed 6lbs. and 15 oz.  Shadler Lee was born December 24, 1973 at Mississippi Baptist Hospital, Jackson, Miss.  The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cosson of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Adkinson, Jr., of Freeport, Florida.  Mrs. Michael Adkinson is the former Cindy Cosson of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  (Shadler Adkinson birth, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 03 Jan 1974, p 9.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

ANDREWS, TODD CLINTON-
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Andrews are the proud parents of a son born Dec. 6.  The little fellow has been named Todd Clinton.  The proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Andrews of 208 Orange Ave.  (Todd Andrews birth, DeFuniak Springs, The DeFuniak Springs Herald, 07 January 1971, p8.  Transcribed by SLH)

BEASLEY, CHRISTOPHER
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Beasley are proud to announce the birth of a son, Christopher David, on February 2, at Ft. Walters Army hospital, Mineral Wells, Texas.  He weighed 9 lb.  Mr. Beasley is in training at Ft. Walters as a Warrant Officer Helicopter pilot.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 11 Feb 71, p 5.  Transcribed by SLH)

BELL, ANGELA
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wesley Bell of Ponce de Leon announce the arrival of a baby girl weighing 8 pounds and 15 ounces.  She has been named Angela Michelle.  The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Montgomery of Ponce de Leon and Mrs. Donnell Bell of Winter Haven, Florida.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 25 Feb 71, p 6.  Transcribed by SLH)

BELL, LARRY
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hugh Bell of DeFuniak Springs announce the arrival of a baby boy weighting 6 obs. 14 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.  He was born at 8:35 a.m. February 5 in the Bay County Memorial Hospital and has been named Larry Wayne.  The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman Williams of Bonifay and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Bell of Glendale. (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 04 Mar 71, p 10.  Transcribed by SLH)

BISHOP, BARRY
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bishop (nee: Frankie Johnson of Bay Ave., DeFuniak) of Fort Pierce, Fla. Proudly announce the adoption of a baby son, Barry Thomas.  Barry was born June 6, 1971, and weighted 6 lbs. 11 oz.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Russell Johnson of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Doris Bishop and the late Mr. Avery Bishop of Panama City, Fla.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 01 July 71, p 11.  Transcribed by SLH)

BISHOP, JUSTIN
Spec. 6 class and Mrs. James M. Bishop, Jr., (nee Teri Lynn Rowe) of Lawton, Oklahoma, announce the birth of their son, Justin Neal, January 12, 1983 at the Ft. Cill (Sill) hospital of Lawton, Oklahoma.  Justin Neal weighed in at 8 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 22 1/2 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rowe of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bishop of DeFuniak Springs.  (Justin Bishop birth, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 27 January 1983, p 6-A.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

BRAY, RONALD
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bray (Ann) of DeFuniak Springs announce the birth of a son, Ronald Keith, born August 3, 1971 at 6:10 a.m. at the Huggins Memorial Hospital.  Keith weighed 5 lbs. 5 ounces.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes of Apopka, Florida.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Melford Bray of Eucheeanna.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 12 Aug 71, p 9.  Transcribed by SLH)

BROWN, TAMMY
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Faye) Brown of DeFuniak Springs announce the birth of their daughter, Tammy Faye, born June 10 at the Huggins Memorial Hospital.  Tammy weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz.  Tammy has one brother, Kent.  Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Lucille Johnson and Mr. Burnice Johnson of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Mary Miller of Louisianna and Mr. Franklin “Bud” Brown of Freeport.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 17 June 71, p 2.  Transcribed by SLH)

BRUNER, MICHAEL
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Bruner (Jeanette) of DeFuniak Springs announce the birth of a son, Michael Douglas, born August 13, 1971, at 8:20 a.m. at the Huggins Memorial Hospital.  Michael weighed 9 pounds 10 ½ ounces.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jones of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Grady N. Bruner of Chipley, Fla.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 19 Aug 71, p 3.  Transcribed by SLH)

CAMPBELL, KIMBERLY
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell announce the birth of their daughter, Kimberly Kay, born January 19, 1974 and weighing 9lbs. 2oz.  Kimberly has one sister named Lana.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. Max Blakemore of Murphy, N.C., and Mrs. Christine Wilkerson of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Campbell of DeFuniak Springs.  (Kimberly Campbell birth, DeFuniak Springs, The DeFuniak Herald, 28 February 1974, p4.  Transcribed by Heather Holley).

CLARK, DOUGLASS
Mr. and Mrs. Wade F. Clark (Linda F.) of Richland, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Douglass Wade, born June 12, 1971 at the Medical Center in Columbus, Ga.  Doug weighed 6 pounds 3 ¼ ounces at birth.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bert A. Brannon of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. F. B. Clark of Jacksonville, Fla.  The paternal great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Coe, also of Jacksonville.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 24 June 71, p 4.  Transcribed by SLH)

COTTON, KEVIN & CANDACE -
Kenny and Hilda Cotton of DeFuniak Springs announce the birth of twins, Kevin Joseph and Candace Marie Cotton, born Wednesday, January 5, 1983 at General Hospital of Fort Walton.  Kevin weighed 4 pounds, 9 3/4 ounces.  Candace weighed 4 pounds, 1/2 ounce and they were both 17 inches long.  Great maternal grandparents are Allen and Grace Storm of DeFuniak.  Maternal grandparents are David and Jean Sunday of DeFuniak and Glenn and Jane Bowser of Stow, Ohio.  Paternal grandparents are Mack and Betty Bengston of DeFuniak Springs.  Kevin and Candy will be welcomed home by their brother, Kenny and sister, Cindy.  (Cotton births, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Herald Breeze, 13 January 1983, p 6-B.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

DAVIS, JOHN
Capt. and Mrs. John A. Davis of Laughlin AFB, Texas, announce the birth of a son born February 19.  The young man weighed 7 lb. 5 oz. and has been named John Patrick.  He has two sisters, Daphne and Laura.  Mr. and Mrs. Hudie E. Davis of Rt. 3, DeFuniak Springs, are the grandparents.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 11 Mar 71, p 9. Transcribed by SLH)

EHMANN, GRAHAM
Graham Delton arrived at Floyd County Hospital, Rome, Georgia on January 12.  Proud parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bart Ehmann.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mac D. Henderson of DeFuniak Springs and paternal grandmother.  Mrs. Emma Ehmann of Philadelphia, Penn. (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 21 Jan 1971, p 4.  Transcribed by SLH)

FOREMAN, JAMIE
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie R. Foreman of DeFuniak Springs are proud to announce the arrival of a son, Jamie Todd.  Jamie, born on August 9 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, weighed 8 obs. And 7 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tappan, and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alto Foreman, both of this place.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 19 Aug 71, p 10.  Transcribed by SLH)

FOX, PENELOPE
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fox of Nashville, Tenn. announce the birth of a baby girl, Penelope Suzanne.  She was born on April 5, weighing 6 pounds and 7 ½ ounces.  The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Murphy of DeFuniak Springs, and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Fox of Goodlettesville, Tenn.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 29 Apr 71, p 10.  Transcribed by SLH)

GANDY, AARON
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Carlton Gandy of DeFuniak Springs announce the birth of a son, Aaron Carlton born July 29.  He weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Griffiths of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Gandy of DeFuniak Springs.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 19 Aug 71, p 3.  Transcribed by SLH)

GEOGHAGAN, JEFFERY
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Geoghagan (Glenda) are proud to announce the birth of a son, Jeffery Allan Geoghagan, born February 3, weighing 7 lb. 8 oz.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. (Jack) Butts of DeFuniak Springs.  The paternal grandmother is Mrs. Zella Geoghagan, Stella Route, Florala.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 18 Feb 1971p 6.  Transcribed by SLH)

HENDERSON, CHAD
Corporal and Mrs. Larrid Henderson announce the birth of a son, Chad Heath Henderson.  Chad tipped the scales at 7 lb. 5 ½ oz.  Mrs. Henderson is the former Sharon Ammons of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Neil J. Henderson and maternal grandmother is Mrs. John R. McLean all of DeFuniak Springs.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, Sept 71.  Transcribed by SLH)

HERRING, DANIEL
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Herring (nee Jackie Goodwin) announce the birth of their son, Daniel Steven.  Daniel was born December 6, 1982 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.  Daniel was welcomed home by his sister, Carla.  Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Harold Goodwin.  Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Tommie Herring.  (Daniel Herring birth, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 20 January 1983, p 6-A.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

HOBBS, ROY
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hobbs announces the birth of a son, Roy Stanley Hobbs, Jr., born August 21, 1971, at Gibson Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Alabama, weighing 8 lbs. 13 oz.  Leigh, Lynn, and Leslie, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs, welcome with great joy the arrival of their baby brother.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hobbs of DeFuniak Springs.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Harrell of Enterprise, Alabama.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 09 Sept 71, p 2.  Transcribed by SLH)

INFINGER, BRIAN
Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Infinger are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Brian Banning Infinger, born March 26, 1971.  Brian Weighed 8 Lb. 1 oz.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Clary.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Infinger.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 01 Apr 71, p 3.  Transcribed by SLH)

LANGNEHS, WENDY
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Langnehs, Jr. (Christine Paul) proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Wendy Marie, born April 21, 1971, weighing 7 lbs. 15 ½ oz.  The maternal grandparent is Mrs. J. R. Paul of Defuniak Springs.  The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Langnehs of Louisville, Kentucky.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 29 Apr 71, p 9.  Transcribed by SLH)

LATHINGHOUSE, LAURA
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Lathinghouse are happy to announce the arrival of a baby girl, Laura Holland Lathinghouse, on August 9 at 2:50 p.m.  The little Miss tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 10 ounces.  She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lathinghouse of DeFuniak Springs.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 19 Aug 71, p 2.  Transcribed by SLH)

LEMANSKI, BETHANY
Capt. and Mrs. John Lemanski (nee: Carolyn Wilson) announce the birth of their daughter, Bethany Gwendolyn, born Sunday, Jan. 20, 1974 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Little Rock, Ark., and she weighed 6 lbs. 11 1/2 oz.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Grey Wilson of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Lemanski of Massachusetts. 
(Bethany Lemanki birth, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Herald Breeze, 24 January 1974, p9.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

MARTIN, MELANIE
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Martin proudly announce the adoption of a baby girl, Melanie Dawn.  Melanie was born April 6, 1971 and weighed 5 lbs. 10 oz.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Folmar B. White.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. M. Y. Martin.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 03 June 71, p 4.  Transcribed by SLH)

McLENDON, STEPHEN
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass McLendon of Ft. Walton Beach, announce the birth of a son, Stephen Douglass, born March 5.  He weighed 7 lbs. 3 ounces.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lee McLendon of DeFuniak Springs.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dorman E. Lowery of Ft. Walton.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 11 Mar 71, p 10.  Transcribed by SLH)

McLEOD, MEICHELLE
Mr. and Mrs. James McLeod announce the birth of a daughter, Meichelle Lynn, born December 10.  Meichelle weighted 6 lbs. 3 oz.  Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Odell McLeod, of Freeport, and the late Murdock McLeod.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Loaid Strickland of Ebro, Fla.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 16 Dec 71, p 7.  Transcribed by SLH)

MILLER, JENNIFER
Mr. and Mrs. George Ralph Miller, Sr. announce the birth of a daughter, Jennifer Leigh, born August 16, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.  Jennifer tipped the scales at 8 lb. 8 oz.  George Ralph, Jr. is real proud of the new sister.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis R. Miller of DeFuniak Springs.  Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Frank Moffat of Palm Beach, Fla. And Mr. W. T. State of Miami, Fla. (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 02 Sept 71, p 6.  Transcribed by SLH)

NOWLING, KYRA
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nowling are the proud parents of a baby girl, Kyra Ann.  Little Miss Kyra, weighting 5 pounds 9 ounces, arrived June 28 at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.  The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Claussen and Mr. and Mrs. Miles Nowling, Jr.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 15 July 71, p 10.  Transcribed by SLH)

ROWLAND, ROBIN & JUSTIN
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rowland (nee Barbara Adams) of Gainesville, Florida are proud to announce the birth of twins, Robin Ashley and Justin Eugene, born November 24 at Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.  Robin weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces and was 17 inches, Justin weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bell of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Rowland, Sr. of Gainesville, Florida.  Paternal great grandmother is Sally Harris of Halls, Tennessee.  To welcome the twins home was Shane, age 4.  (Rowland births, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 20 January 1983, p 6-A.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)


RUSHING, DAWN
Sp. 5 and Mrs. C. L. Rushing (nee Vicki Slay) are the proud parents of a baby girl, Dawn Marie, born on January 16 at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 04 Feb 71, p 8.  Transcribed by SLH)

SAUNDERS, JENNY
Mr. and Mrs. John Saunders announce the birth of a daughter, Jenny Renee, born September 6.  Jenny weighed 6 lb. 6 ¾ oz.  Mrs. Saunders is the former Janet Brannon.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Grady Brannon of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John R. Saunders of Ponce de Leon, Fla. (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 09 Sept 71, p 2.  Transcribed by SLH)

STANLEY, FRED
Mr. and Mrs. John Denice Stanley Jr. of DeFuniak announce the birth of a son, Fred Denver Stanley.  The young man was born November 8, 1971 at 8:22 p.m. at Huggins Memorial Hospital.  He tipped the scales at 9 pounds, 6 ounces.  The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Willie Drake of DeFuniak and the great grandson of Mrs. Fred D. Stanley.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 25 Nov 71, p 2.  Transcribed by SLH)

SWEENEY, Jr., JAMES
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sweeney of Ponce de Leon are proud to announce the birth of a son, James Daniel Sweeney, Jr., born January 22, at Panama City.  Danny weighed 7 lb. 14 and ½ oz.    Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Troy Ward of Ponce de Leon.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Sweeney of Mossyhead.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 11 Feb 71, p 2.  Transcribed by SLH)

TAYLOR, MECHELLE
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Taylor (Debbie) of Pensacola announce the birth of a daughter, Mechelle Jean, born July 22 at University Hospital.  Mechelle weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces.  Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Doris Prescott of Tampa, and Mr. Lee Martin of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparent is Mrs. Lou Taylor of Pensacola.  Paternal great grandmother is Mrs. Grace Storm of DeFuniak Springs.  (DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 19 Aug 71, p 9.  Transcribed by SLH)

THOMAS, NATHAN
David and Carol (Williams) Thomas of DeFuniak Springs announce the birth of their fourth child, Nathan Mallory Thomas, born Monday, December 27, 1982, 1:03 p.m. at The Eleanor Milton Memorial Midwifery Clinic in Paxton, Florida.  Nathan weighed 9 pounds, 0 ounces, and was 21 inches long.  Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Mallory Williams of DeFuniak Springs.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas, Sr. of Sarasota, Florida.  Nathan was welcomed by two sisters, Rachel, age 7, Sara, age 5, and one brother, Caleb, age 2.  (Nathan Thomas birth, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 03 February 1983, p 8-A.  Transcribed by Heather Holley) 

WINDHAM, TORA
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Windham (nee Danna Jean Infinger) happily announce the birth of a little sister for Rochelle.  Tora Frances arrived Sunday, January 20, 1974 weighing 7lbs. 8oz.  The proud grandparents are Mrs. Lessie Mae Windham, Mr. Coy Windham, and Mr. and Mrs. Hughie V. Infinger.  (Tora Windham birth, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 31 January 1974, p8.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

WORK, HAMPTON
Mac Work and Beth Campbell-Work are happy to announce the birth of their son Hampton Ross Campbell-Work.  Hamp was born December 10, 1982 in Pensacola.  He weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long.   Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Frances Jones.  Paternal grandmother is Lucille Work.  Hamp was welcomes home by his two year old brother, Graham.  (Hampton Work birth, DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze, 27 January 1983, p 6-A.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

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