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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Daun and Christine Crews Celebrate Bond of 56 Years


That July afternoon in 1952, when Daun Crews and pretty little Christine Medlock nervously said "I Do", neither realized the ceremony which took place on their behalf on that wonderful day would launch them into a lifetime of sharing their love as they raised their son Michael and embarked on meaningful careers in Jackson County. Within a few months after they married Daun entered the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Sergeant and would subsequently participate in the Korean War.
After his discharge in 1954, he attended Chipola College and then the University of Florida. He then began a fifteen year career as a Milk Production Specialist for Sealtest Foods. He was transferred to Miami and then Jacksonville, but he and Christine wanted to return to "good ole Jackson County." an opening occurred locally and he went to work for the Jackson County School Board. He worked there for twelve years in various capacities including Director of Facilities and Construction. Finally, in 1980 he ran for and was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court, a position he held for three terms.
Daun has also held many appointed and volunteer positions in our area, including the Chipola Board, State CETA Board, The Public Service Employment Committee Chairman, Chairman of Board of Deacons at First Presbyterian Church in Marianna (where he and Christine have been long time members), and many Scouting Awards including the prestigious Silver Beaver Award.
Meanwhile, Christine worked at the Citizens State Bank for twenty- five years. She also was an active part of the Presbyterian Church Choir thirty-nine years. She was raised in Marianna and graduated from Marianna High School in the class of 1947. Besides working at Citizens Bank, Christine is a wonderful mom, a great home maker, and a constant working companion supporting Daun in his political career.
Christine and Daun are now happily retired and enjoying their two grandchildren, Jenie and Kelly. Congratulations for a wonderful marriage to two of our finest citizens.

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