F. Daniel “Dad” Langley

Mr. F. Daniel “DAD” Langley, 60, of Robinson, Ill., died Oct. 5, 2013, at his residence in Robinson, following an extended illness. 

Born March 24, 1953 in Lincoln, Ill., he was the son of James Everett and Myrtle D. (Eskridge) Langley. On July 3, 197,2 he married Virginia E. “Ginni” Dennis and she survives. 

He was retired from E.H. Baare Inc., as a machine set-up specialist and machine operator and was a former member of Crawford County Sheriff’s Police Auxiliary.  Mr. Langley lived and worked in Destin, Fla., for Marler Fishing Fleet from 1963 to 1981.

Survivors include his wife, Ginni “Mom” Langley, Robinson; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel Shawn and Cameo Langley, Clifton Shane and Megan Langley, Jason Lee and Stacey Langley, Jeremy Wayne Langley, Anthony Dwayne and Brenda Langley, all of Robinson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Hella Langley, Robinson, Marvin and Wanda Langley, Robinson, Phillip and Gwen Langley, Atlanta, Ill., Harold and Wanda Langley, Destin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther and Charles Stanford, Destin, Julia Waldrop, Robinson, Mary Jo and Gerald Brown Crestview; 15 fifteen grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Fred Langley, Murrell Langley, Joseph Langley; sister, Clara Langley; and brother-in-law, Ron Waldrop.

A Twilight Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson.  Cremated remains to be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland or Toys for Tots in care of the Robinson Fire Department with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Amy Walter Meyers O’Flahrity

Amy was born in Independence, Mo., on Dec. 29, 1964. After moving to Destin at the age of 11, she attended Destin Elementary and Fort Walton Beach High School. With many family members being fishermen, she became one of the many Destin dock kids.

Her adult life was spent mainly in Tampa, a city she dearly loved, and where she succumbed on Sept. 4, 2013, after a brave, month-long battle. Amy sustained a fall at her home on Aug. 4 and received a brain injury that couldn’t be overcome.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Capt. Ed and Vera Walter, and a brother, Michael Walter.

She will be forever missed by her surviving family — son, Christian Meyers; parents, Capt. Harold and Joyce Walter; sisters, Elizabeth (Marlin) of Perry, Tenn., Susan (Ted) Barnett of Pensacola; brother, Edgar Walter of Kentucky; and a beloved cat, Mocha.

A brief service with clergy will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at Destin Cemetery, near the gravesite of grandparents. Then, the group will proceed across the street to the Destin Fishing Museum where a memorial reception for her. All are welcome.

Amy was a beautiful mother, daughter, sister and friend. We will be lonely without her until we meet again and that is a certainty for us.

Amy was Greek Orthodox by faith. May her memory be eternal.

Caryl Guiney-Thurston

Caryl Guiney-Thurston, 85, passed away Oct 3, 2013, at her residence in Crystal Bay in Destin, Fla., after a long illness. Caryl was born in Kenmore, N.Y., on Sept. 5, 1928, was a graduate of White Plains High School, and attended junior college where she received her Associate Degree in Economics.

She led a very interesting life of worldwide travel coupled with a variety of positions including hotel management in Nassau, and ending with a career in advertising in downtown Manhattan, N.Y., which is where she met her husband, Bruce Thurston. It was during her marriage to Bruce that she traveled to China, UAE, Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Thurston and brothers, William Guiney Jr., and Richard Guiney.

Caryl is survived by her step-son, Gary Thurston and his wife, Patricia; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.