Lilka Asenova Karamarinova

While surrounded by family, Lilka Asenova Karamarinova, 71, passed away on Jan. 25, 2013, after a long illness. She was born on May 11, 1941, in Bulgaria to Asen and Maria Papazov. Lilka was a resident of Destin, Fla., and was married for 50 years to Petar Hristov Karamarinov.

Lilka will be especially remembered for her dedication to family and friends.

She leaves behind one son, Miroslav Karamarinov; one daughter, Penka Ovcharova; and two grandchildren, Liliya Ovcharova and Plamen Ovcharov.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

There will be a time of visitation held from 11:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home with the funeral to being at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Destin Memorial Cemetery.

Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements.

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson, 62, was born at Castle Air Force Base, Calif., on Nov. 12, 1950, and lived in several places while growing up during his father's military service. He arrived in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in 1963 and passed into heaven on Jan. 17, 2013.

Sam is survived by his daughter, Leah Packard; son-in-law, Brian Packard; grandsons, Noah and Evan Packard; and his cousin, Alan Bullard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Flora Elizabeth Bullard and Elmer Hubbard Thompson, and just recently by his younger brother, Chris Thompson.

During his teen years, Sam was an avid surfer and had many surfing friends including his brother Chris. He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1968. Sam served in the U.S. Army in the early 1970's and particularly enjoyed his duty station in Germany. Sam loved the water and in addition to surfing he loved to go fishing.

Sam was a great salesman selling printing services for many years and was recently employed by Walmart in Destin. He is also a member in good standing of the American Legion.

A gathering to celebrate Sam's life will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Tommy Mattonie's Restaurant, 723 Eglin Parkway N., Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Please contact mailto:%3Ca">">"> for more information and to RSVP for event planning purposes.