Charles Ellison Martin

Charlie Martin, brother, father, uncle and friend, left us unexpectedly last week. 

Charlie is a Destin legend. A fisherman, diver, carpenter, a phone call away is how we will remember Charlie. Always there ready to help; always a part of our community. Charlie embraced all that life as a true Destinite has to offer. 

In his love of the sea, both from the top, with a hook and line, to down below, he fed his adventurous spirit. He made more memories than most can make in two lifetimes, and happily relayed them in true ‘fisherman style’. Of late, his wood working talents brought a new found happiness and sharing his talent with the community was a source of pride.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He leaves behind a multitude of family and friends. He will be greatly missed on the docks he called home. 

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at 5 p.m. March 29 ‘on the hill’ at Harborwalk Marina.

Jewel Maynard Belcher

Jewel Maynard Belcher, born Feb. 12, 1931, died Monday, March 25, at her daughter's home in Destin, Fla. Services will be held March 28 in Lebanon, Tenn., at Sellars Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Belcher; parents, Horace and Sarah Lee Maynard; and seven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by daughters, Amanda Belcher of Destin, and Donna Belcher of Lebanon; granddaughter, Jessica (Chris) Scurlock; and great-grandsons, Hunter and Eli Scurlock.

Jewel was active in Immanuel Baptist Church, taught Sunday school, and sang in the church choir. She led Precept Bible Study groups where she shared her love for the Lord.
She was an active member of the American Cancer Society and served as president of Tennessee Board. She helped others as a trainer for Reach to Recovery as well as gave support to other surviving cancer patients.

Honorary Pall bearers are Steve Early, Toby and Tim Hanna, Cindi McGee, Betty Marler, Artie Fortner, Lynn Fortner, Michelle and Mike Buckingham, Pam McDonald and Laure Hamlin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.