Alice Delys Dearmon

Alice Delys Dearmon, 59, passed away Jan. 1, 2014. She was born in Gainsville, Ala., to Alice Dearmon and J. D. Dearmon.

Delys grew up fishing and boating and developed a life-long love for the outdoors. She loved beautiful things and found great pleasure in architecture, interior design and studying religion.

Delys was a builder and developer by occupation and had a passion for the growth and expansion of Destin.

She opened the first title company in Destin, and built some of the most beautiful and luxurious developments including Tranquil Harbor, Pier 98 and Terra Cotta Cottages. She was a driven and successful business woman.

Her life's passion and motivation for living during her seven year battle with breast cancer was her family. The center of her world was her son, Jacob Dumont Dearmon. She devoted her entire life to supporting him in his many endeavors.

Delys is preceded in death by her father, J.D. Dearmon, and nephew, James Wyatt Dearmon.

She is survived by her son, Jacob Dearmon; mother, Alice Dearmon; brother, James D. Dearmon (Shelah); sister, Camille Morrison; stepmother, Sybil Dearmon; nephew, John Ed Dearmon; nieces, Lillian Delys Trest and Izzy Morrison; and lifelong friend, Gina Glasgow.

There will be a Celebration of Life at1 p.m. Jan. 4 at Faith Assembly Christian Church, 306 S. Geronimo St. in Destin. Service will be officiated by Pastor Toy R. Arnett.

Fran W. "Michele Lynn" Crymes

Fran W. Crymes, aka Michele Lynn Crymes, beloved mother and renowned businesswoman, passed away peacefully in her Miramar Beach, Fla., home Dec. 31, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Bridget Braswell; granddaughter, Ashley Braswell; great-granddaughter, Kaylynn Braswell-Fye; and sisters, Eva Bullard, Winnie Lanier and Christine Stokes. She will be missed greatly by her many friends.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Foreman-Brown Funeral Home, 1516 MLK Expressway in Andalusia, Ala.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 4 in the Foreman-Brown Funeral Home under the direction of Pastor Herbert Brown.