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Friday 02/12/2016
Henley, Emalee-Rose Elizabeth
Posted: February 12, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Emalee-Rose Elizabeth Henley, 8, of Campbellton died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

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Sheffield, Michael
Posted: February 12, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Michael Sheffield, 33, of Greenwood died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

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Barker, Christopher L.
Posted: February 12, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Christopher L. Barker age 58 of Marianna, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his home. He was born on January 18, 1958 in Miami Beach, FL to the late Robert and Doris Barker. Christopher served his country in the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents. Christopher is survived by his daughter Stephanie Johnson; his siblings John Barker, Maureen Major, and Jimette Holder; grandchildren Kaitlyn Elkins, Joseph Elkins, Jr., Kelsey Elkins, and Layla Elkins. Memorialization will be by cremation. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Craig, Robert Dean
Posted: February 12, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Robert Dean Craig 84 of Marianna passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. He was born in Michigan City, Indiana on February 26, 1931 to the late Silas and Vera Craig. Robert spent most of his life in Manchester, Tennessee where he retired from the State of Tennessee as a law enforcement officer. He was a veteran of the United States of Army. Robert never met a stranger and was a sweet gentle man that loved spending time with his grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of sixty-four years, Lillie Craig; brothers, Roger Dale Craig, Robert Dewayne Craig, and Darrell Lee Craig; granddaughter, Shannon Craig and great grandson Charles Thomas. He is survived by his children Donald Craig and wife Joan of Ocheesee Landing, Florida, Barbara Sibley of Silverdale, Washington, Carol Stout and husband Thomas of Manchester, Tennessee, Margaret Long of Blounstown, Florida, Yvonne McCutcheon and friend Ray of Dalton, Georgia, Tabatha Williams and husband Keith of Marianna, Florida. He is also survived by three brothers, six sisters, twenty-six grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren. The family will have a private memorial service. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Williams, Patricia Louise Nichols
Posted: February 11, 2016 - 12:00 am

Obert Funeral Home 1556 Brickyard Road Chipley, Florida 32428 850-638-2122 www.obertfuneral home.com Patricia Louise Nichols Williams, 67 of Marianna, Florida, departed this life to be with the Lord on February 9, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Patricia was born in Altha, Florida on July 23, 1948 to the late Rev. Earl Nichols and Louise Summerlin Nichols of Marianna, Florida. Patricia was employed by Florida State Hospital and retired in 1998 after 27 years of service. Patricia was preceded in death by her sister Barbara Scott. Patricia leaves to cherish precious memories her only child: Brenda Fears Jackson and husband Shawn of Quincy, Florida; Loving mother: Louise Summerlin Nichols of Marianna, Florida; devoted granddaughter: Teniqua Dubose of Chattahoochee, Florida; step granddaughter: Mary Donaldson of Quincy, Florida; step grandson: Shawn Donaldson Jr. of Fort Campbell, Kentucky; two brothers: Donald Nichols of Marianna, Florida, Clayton Nichols and wife Angalee of Cottondale, Florida; sister: Cheryl Barwick and husband James of Grandridge, Florida; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other family members. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Marianna Church of God with Rev. Lavon Carraway and Rev. James Barwick officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Marianna, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016 at Marianna Church of God.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Granberry, Aaron A.
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 12:00 am

Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna 2876 Orange Street Marianna, FL 32448 850-482-2233 http://www.peoples funeralhm.com/ Aaron A. Granberry III, age 90, passed on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida. He is survived by a daughter, Teresa McMillan (Andra) of Tallahassee FL; a son, Anthony Granberry of Atlanta, GA; one granddaughter, Karmen; five grandsons, Graillen, Charles (Herika), Branden, Aaron, and Daniel; and two great grandsons. He is also survived by a brother, John H. Granberry (Tacoma, WA); and four sisters, Deloris Granberry (Plant City FL), Ruthie Moore, Callie Thompson, and Estelle Wade, each of Tampa, FL; one sister-in-law, Mearlyn Granberry (Tacoma, WA); and several nieces and a nephew. Mr. Granberry served in the U.S. Army, after which he graduated Fort Valley State College (Fort Valley, GA) and Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee, AL). He taught in the Jackson County, FL school system for over 30 years. He owned and operated Peoples Funeral Home (Marianna, FL) for nearly 40 years. He also served as an usher and Sunday School teacher at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church (Marianna, FL) for several years, and was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Home Mission Benefits Society Grand Lodge. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Dwight Cockerham and Rev. Anthony Granberry will officiate. Funeral arrangements by Peoples Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to: The Hunt-Bond-Troup Scholarship Fund; Fort Valley State University; National Alumni Association; 1005 State University Dr., Ft. Valley, GA 31030.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Granger, Evelyn
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850-482-2332 www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com Evelyn Granger Evelyn Granger, 75, of Grand Ridge died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Richardson, Dr. William Woodrow
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Lipford Funeral Home 5390 Cotton Street Graceville, FL 32440 850 263-3238 Dr. William Woodrow Richardson, 91, born March 4, 1924 in Fountain, Florida, passed away peacefully in his home on February 3, 2016. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Graceville with Rev. Sean Rezek officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church, Friday, February 5, 2016, from 5 - 7 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Richardson Foundation 1154 10th Avenue Graceville, FL 32440 or to Emerald Coast Hospice 1330 South Blvd. Chipley, FL 32428. William was the fourth and last child born to Grady and Nellie Jones Richardson and was raised in Millville, Florida, moving to Graceville in 1954. He attended Millville Elementary, Bay High School - Class of 1942, University of Florida, Stanford University and received his Medical Degree from Tulane University. He also served in the Army Air Corps as a Navigational instructor. He opened Richardson Hospital in Graceville on February 6, 1955 and delivered his first baby on February 9, 1955. In 1964, to help meet the needs of a growing community, he spearheaded the opening of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. Dr. Richardson continued to serve the community through many local organizations before and after his retirement. He was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Graceville. Preceded in death by his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Loretta; parents Grady and Nellie; brother Renfroe and sisters Inez and Gladys. Survivors include his children, William G. "Bill" Richardson (Lois), Wayne J. Richardson (Dawn), Woodrow D. "Woody" Richardson (Lynne), Cheri Richardson Coates (Howard); eleven grandchildren, Brad Richardson (Chesley); Cara McBroom (Brent); Jacob Richardson (Anne); Danielle McFadden (Steve); Davis, Wheeler, McKay Richardson; Colby Coates (Nicole); Kelsey Coates; Colton Coates; Cameron Coates; ten great grandchildren and special family friend Emma Daniels. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/

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Kirkland, Carolyn
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com A viewing will be Friday, February 5 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. Private graveside services will be at Collins Mill Cemetery in Graceville.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
McCormick, Scott Wallace
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory of Live Oak and Branford, FL (386) 362-4333 Scott Wallace McCormick, a resident of Altha, Florida, died January 10, 2016 as the result of a boating accident in Jackson County, Florida. Scott was born January 14, 1956 in Live Oak, Florida, to parents Wallace W. and Ethel G. McCormick. He was a fifth generation Floridian and a documented Florida Pioneer Family descendant. After high school Scott completed his BS degree in Animal Science at the University of Florida. Like his father before him, Scott was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Scott's working career began and ended with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He was an administrator with the Rural Rehabilitation Program (formerly Farmers Home Administration). In the middle of his career he also worked for the Farm Credit Administration as a senior bank examiner. During this time he advanced his education by completing the Graduate School of Banking program at Louisiana State University. After retirement from USDA, Scott returned to his roots to manage the family pine tree operations at McCormick Tree Farms, LLC. Scott was an experienced outdoorsman who enjoyed and excelled at many forms of hunting and fishing. He was a skilled marksman who competed at the Master Class level in sporting clay competitions throughout the country and also served as an instructor and referee. He was a long term member of the National Rifle Association, the National Sporting Clays Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited. Scott was a skilled angler as well and enjoyed fishing both fresh and salt waters with conventional rods, fly fishing and net casting. He had a number of good friends in the hunting and sporting community in Alabama and in the Calhoun, Jackson, and Bay County areas of Florida. As a lifelong Gator fan he loved Saturdays in The Swamp during football season. He was also a big fan of UF baseball, softball and basketball and would routinely attend and support Gator sports whenever possible. Scott was a talented woodworker who crafted fine furniture pieces to hand carved duck decoys. He loved a glass of fine scotch, boiled peanuts, fried mullet, grits and greens, a porch rail to prop his boots on, a good book to read, and a well told "fish tale" among friends and family. Scott is survived by his mother, Ethel G. McCormick of Live Oak, a brother Dean G. McCormick (Charlotte) of Crawfordville, a sister Lee M. Cornman of Tallahassee and a sister Jean M. Imes (Mark) of Ocala. He is also survived by nieces and nephews that he was proud of and loved dearly: Jason Cornman (Jessica), Brian McCormick (Vicki), Keri Cornman, Susan Imes, Kevin Imes and Carolyn Imes, along with a number of McCormick/Maxwell/Griffin family cousins. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Wallace W. McCormick. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 311 South Ohio Ave, Live Oak, FL at 2 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida at http://www.fishwildlifeflorida.org/donate-to-the-fish-wildlife-foundation-of-florida/ or the National Rifle Association Foundation at www.nrafoundation.org/donate/. Please sign the guest book at danielsfuneralhome.com Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory of Live Oak and Branford, FL is in charge of all arrangements.

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Kirkland, Carolyn
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Carolyn Kirkland, 95, of Marianna died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center. Carolyn was a life-long resident of Marianna. She was the director of Arts and Crafts at Sunland, and was active in gardening and numerous civic and church programs. Carolyn was a 60 year member of the First United Methodist Church of Marianna. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Willis Kirkland and one son, Mike Kirkland in 1979. She is survived by her sons, Dr. J.R. Kirkland and wife, Martha of Baltimore, Maryland, David Kirkland and wife, Phyllis of Tallahassee; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. Private graveside services will be at Collins Mill Cemetery in Graceville with Chaplain Gino Mayo of Emerald Coast Hospice officiating. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will be directing. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2016 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Carolyn, her family and friends appreciate greatly the exemplary service and support of the staff at Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center during her residence there for the past two years. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida 32446 Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfunera lhomes.com.

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Burch, John C. "JC"
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Funeral services will be at 3 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Providence Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery The family will receive friends from 2 pm until funeral time at Providence Baptist Church.

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Booth, Lois Esther Porter
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com A Service of Remembrance will be at 2 pm Thursday, February 4, 2016 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until funeral time.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Burch, John C.
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com John C. "JC" Burch, 78, of Grand Ridge died Monday, February 1, 2016 at his home. A native and life long resident of Grand Ridge, JC was a member of Providence Baptist Church, and avid fisherman and hunter. He was a retired citrus grove manager for over 20 years with Adrian Ernhart Farms. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ronda Vogel; his parents, J.D. and Lois Ray Burch; a brother, Donald Burch and a sister, Ama Ruth Camper. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Norma J. Burch of Grand Ridge; two sons, John A. and Timothy Burch both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Missie Burch Rosenberry of Boynton Beach, FL and April Vincent of Cocoa, FL; two brothers, Cecil Burch and wife, Regina of Winter Haven, Ben Burch and wife Elaine of Grand Ridge; two sisters, Mary Cline of Sarasota and Doris Mercerson of Cocoa; 11 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Kleiser officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 2 pm Thursday, February 4, 2016 until funeral time at Providence Baptist Church.

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Booth, Lois Esther Porter
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Lois Esther Porter Booth passed from this world on January 30, 2016, at the Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marianna, Florida. A life long resident of Marianna, Esther was the youngest of nine children born to John Reddin Porter and Lurena Elizabeth Rawls Porter. Esther loved to sing and play the piano, was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed cooking for friends and family. She attended First Assembly of God Church of Marianna and faithfully served God and others throughout her lifetime. Esther will be remembered by many for her warm smile and helpful nature, particularly as she worked for decades in various Marianna business, including Ivy's Food Store, TG&Y, and Walmart. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, (Lillian, Alex, Lottie, Alma, Ruth, Johnnie, Lurene and Calvin); two of her three children, Louise Varnum and Eddie Booth; her husbands, Hayes Lipford and Morgan Booth. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Brogdon; her sons, Gene and Randy; a granddaughter, Dena Varnum Morgan and her daughters, Ashton and Kendall; numerous nieces and nephews, who were beneficiaries of her talents and generosity. A Service of Remembrance will be at 2 pm Thursday, February 4, 2016 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Pastor Stephen Potter officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until funeral time at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Memorization will be by cremation with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at James & Sikes Funeral Homes Maddox Chapel.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Booth, Esther
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Esther Booth, 88, of Marianna died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Marianna Health and Rehab. Funeral arrangements will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

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Burch, John C.
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com John C. Burch, 78, of Grand Ridge died Monday, February 1, 2016 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

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Watson, Jean Havard
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Jean Havard Watson, age 65 of Cottondale, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016. He was born on March 9, 1950 in Alford to the late Jean and Mary Watson. Jean was a hard working man that loved his family dearly. He could always be found at his home tinkering with equipment. Jean was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Watson; his parents; and a sister Ann Watson. He is survived by his son James Chafin and wife Lisa, daughter Cindy Jordan and husband John, brother JW Watson and wife Brenda, grandchildren Carla, Caitlin, Trinity, Matt, Madison and Dawson, great grandchildren Hunter, Luke, Wyatt, and Brynleigh, and a host of nieces and nephews. Services for Jean Havard will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in the Salem Freewill Baptist Church with JW Watson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
Scott, Vivian Nell
Posted: January 31, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Vivian Nell Scott of Port St. Joe, FL passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016. Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alford City Cemetery. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Cook, Bonita Dudley
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 12:00 am

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home 8261 Highway 90 East Sneads, Florida 850-593-9900 Bonita Dudley Cook, 81, a native of Jackson County Florida, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. She was born on January 15, 1935 to Governor and Thelma Durden Dudley and had 3 siblings. She was married to James Alton Cook until his passing in 1987. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her only son James Michael Cook. She was also preceded in death by her nephew Edwin Eugene Rabon. Surviving family members include sisters Elizabeth Thompson, Junell Stillinger and Brenda Rabon and her husband Eddie Rabon. A special cousin and caregiver Ladon Moneyham. Bonita thought of her nieces and nephews as children: Barbara Rabon, Bill Cook, Eddie Cook, Dianne Studstill, Chris Rabon, Timmy Rabon, and Stephanie Stillinger. She graduated from Grand Ridge High School and then went to Troy State University to obtain her BS Degree in Elementary Education. She worked for 32 years with the Jackson County School System as a Loving and Devoted teacher before retiring. She was a devout Christian who was a member of the Sneads First Assembly of God Church. She was an avid prayer warrior who loved the Lord with all her Heart. Funeral Services for Bonita Dudley Cook will be at 2:00 pm CST Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Sneads First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Juno Douglas and Rev. Jack Howell officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery. Lanier-Andler Funeral Home of Sneads, Florida is entrusted to the care of Bonita Dudley Cook. Phone 850-593-9900.

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McDaniel, Holland Eugene "Gene"
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Services for Holland Eugene "Gene" McDaniel will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Stephens and Pastor Chris Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until time of service. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Price, Betty Joyce
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Lipford Funeral Home 5390 Cotton Street Graceville, FL 32440 850-263-3238 Betty Joyce Price, 76 of Graceville passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at her beloved home of 50 years following a sudden illness. A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2016 at Damascus Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Taylor, Dr. Paola Bass and Rev. Chester Padgett officiating. Private burial will be at Marvin Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church Friday, 10 a.m. until time of service. Ms. Betty Joyce was born in Black, Alabama on August 25, 1939 to the late Henry and Bobby Lee Hall McCrone. A graduate of Graceville High School Class of 1958 and also a graduate of the University of West Florida where she received a degree as an Occupational Specialist. She retired in 2004 following 25 years as office manager for Dr. Jack Sanders, MD. Predeceased by her husband James Durward Price Survived by her children Jeffrey Price, Judy Price Austin (Bill), Jennifer Price Warren (Wayne), Graceville, Daniel Price (Cheri), Twin Peaks, CA; special friend M. Randall Hinson, Graceville; grandchildren Jared Price (Victoria), Leanna Price, Rachel Skipper King (Andrew), Joshua Skipper (Samantha), Ashley Warren Johnson (Wesley), Adam Price, Cady Lee Price, two great grandsons Austin King, Jace Price and a host of special nieces and nephews. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/

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Morgan, Merrel
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Mr. Merrel Morgan, 78, of Bascom died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Merrel was a native of Whitesburg, KY and moved to Bascom from Naples, FL in 1982. He was a heavy equipment Mechanic and helped all the Bascom farmers with their equipment. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Marie Casey; his parents, Bennett and Bertie Holcomb Morgan. Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Edith Morgan; two sons, Ricky Lynn Morgan and wife, Rebecca, Merrel Raymond Morgan and wife, Tammy; one daughter, Sandy Johnson and husband, James all of Bascom; one brother, Henry Morgan of Corbin, KY; four sisters, Wilma Kilburn of Naples, Janice Theford of NC, Nina Sue Fields of Pine Mountain, KY and Ella Everidge of Ranger, TX. A service of remembrance will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Harmony Masonic Lodge # 3, 3024 Jefferson St. Marianna, FL 32446. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com.

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McDaniel, Holland Eugene
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Holland Eugene "Gene" McDaniel age 82 of Cottondale, formerly of Tampa passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. Gene was born in Jackson County on September 26, 1933 to the late Edward "Ed" and Carrie McDaniel. He was an avid hunter who traveled every year to his home place in Jackson County from Tampa to go hunting with his family. Gene also enjoyed cooking, working for Portland Concrete as a mechanic, but most of all; spending time with his family. He was known for always putting his family first. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Carrie McDaniel, brothers Adell McDaniel, Randall McDaniel, Jimmy McDaniel, and Wendell McDaniel. Gene is survived by his children: Frieda Hudson (Fred), Eugenia Hall (Tiny), Michael McDaniel (Kim), Tony McDaniel (Melissa), Donna Hilton, Whitney Kincer (Raymond), Markie Davis (Linda) and Doug Hillman; 5 brothers: Edward McDaniel, Johnny McDaniel, David McDaniel, Walter McDaniel, and Lamar McDaniel; 4 sisters: Jo Murl McDaniel, Era Knizley, Mary Williams, and Edna Whitehead; 19 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services for Gene will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Stephens and Rev. Chris Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until time of service. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
McDaniel, Holland Eugene
Posted: January 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Holland Eugene "Gene" McDaniel age 82 of Cottondale, formerly of Tampa passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. Services for Gene will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until time of service. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Wynn, Joanne Wandeck
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Joanne Wandeck Wynn joined her husband, Milton G. Wynn, Sr., in heaven Sunday, January, 24, 2016. To her friends she was known as Joanne but to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and their friends from Florida to California she was known as JoJo. Joanne was the daughter of the late Charles Wandeck and Nell Adams Wandeck. She was born April 21, 1932 in Marianna, FL. She married Milton G. Wynn on September 26, 1951 and they lived together until his death on December 23, 2006. Joanne studied piano and organ at Brenau University and Florida State University. She served as a church organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Fitzgerald, GA. She also played for several revival services while living in Georgia. Joanne played the pipe organ annually for the Good Friday Prayer Service at the First Presbyterian Church in Marianna. She was a fourth generation member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marianna. She was devoted to the church and attended regularly until her health prevented her from attending shortly before her death. She was also an active member of the local DAR. She was known for her love of music and even played during her short stay at the Courtyard in Marianna. She often would play her late husband's favorite song "I Will Walk With God." She and Milton will now be able to take that eternal walk together. Joanne is survived by her three sons: Charles M. Wynn and his wife, Roberta "Bobbi" Wynn, and their two sons and wives, C. Philip Wynn and his wife, Kyndal Wynn and their son, Ethan, and Michael A. Wynn and his wife, Erin Wynn, son, William W. Wynn and his wife, Laura L. Wynn; and son, Milton G. Wynn, Jr., and his four children, Virginia Watford and her husband, Jason Watford and their two children, Elizabeth Joyce and Olivia Gretchin and Rebecca Gumms and her daughter, Virginia Ray, and his twin sons, Chace and Chance Wynn. She also is survived by Gretchin Schultz, who was her former daughter-in-law who she remained close to. Joanne is also survived by her devoted sister, Alma W. Milton and her husband, John Milton, V and their three sons, John W., his wife, Vikki, their son John W.,Jr., daughter, Natalee; Bryan and his wife, Merian, and daughters, Anna Beth and Virginia; Chris and his wife, Amy, their daughter, Tatum and son, Cooper. She was known for her independence and strength which she drew from her deep quiet faith. She faced life with reality and when given the news of her last illness she faced it with peace knowing her eternal destination. She will be fondly remembered for her love for her family, friends, and her music. Service will be graveside at Riverside Cemetery, Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will direct. Before passing, she requested that donations be made to the organ fund at the First Presbyterian Church in Marianna, FL located at 4437 Clinton Street, Marianna, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfunera lhomes.com.

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Sunday 01/24/2016
Crane, Lula Mae
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home 7735 Hwy. 90 West Sneads, FL 850-594-5489 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Lula Mae Crane, 84, of Sneads passed away Jan. 22, 2016 at her home following a lengthy illness. A native of Sneads, Florida, Lula was born on May 28, 1931. She retired from Florida State hospital in 1993 as an LPN. She was a member of Sneads Assembly of God She is preceded in death by her husband, Milo B. Crane (1994), her parents, Oliver and Lula (Cannon) Johnson (1968 & 1965), nine siblings, Solomon Johnson (infant 1916), David Johnson (1919), Lloyd O.D. Johnson (2009), Herbert A.Z. Johnson (1964), Joyce Juanita Sevinski (2006), Clara Nell Jeter (2002), Lula Marie Ranew (1996), Ralph Carlise Johnson (2007) and Harry Hansel Johnson (1997). She survived by her children, Lynn (Ron) Mansfield of Sneads, Cathy (Ray) Brunet of Tickfaw, LA, Julie (Russ) Cherry of Midland City, AL and Jason (Kim) Crane of Acworth, GA; six grandchildren, Sabrina Gay (Allan), James Brunet (Theresa), Daniel Brunet (Jennifer), Joshua Crane, EmmaLee Crane and Elijah Cherry; 10 great grandchildren, Drew Gay, Austin and Christian Brunet, Thomas and Chaz Watts, Andrew, Ashton and Clara Brunet, Tyler Kinchen, Tobias Crane, numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be Sunday, at 3 p.m., January 24, 2016 (CDT) at Sneads Assembly of God with Pastor Juno Douglas officiating. James & Sikes Funeral Home of Sneads directing. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com.

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Ganstine, Stephen F.
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home 7735 Hwy. 90 West Sneads, Florida 850-594-5489 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Stephen F. Ganstine, 66, of Marianna passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016. Originally from Sandoval, IL, Steve and his family have lived in Jackson County for the past 28 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredric Hoyle and Vera Nell Ganstine of Sandoval, IL. He was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and husband. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Loretta Sue Ganstine, three children, Tony Ganstine of Jacksonville, FL, Stephenie Rhodes of Marianna, FL, and Danny Russell (Dennell) of Mount Vernon, IL; two sisters, Sue Kuberski of Mt. Vernon, IL and Nina Hodge (Larry) of Centralia, IL.; grandchildren, Caleb Finckbone, Ashlynn and Anthony Anderson of Centralia, IL, Emilie Ganstine of Sneads, FL, Katie Rhodes, Ryley Rhodes and Abby North of Marianna,FL. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 26th at 2:00 P.M. (CDT) at Sneads Assembly of God Church, 2062 River Road, Sneads, FL with Pastor Juno Douglas officiating. Friends and family are invited. James & Sikes Funeral Home of Sneads directing. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesand sikesfuneralhomes.com

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Rodriguez, Carmen
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Carmen Rodriguez, 92, of Alford died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at her residence. No local services to be held. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in charge of local arrangements.

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Morgan, Merrel
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Mr. Merrel Morgan, 78, of Bascom died Friday, January 22, 2016 at TMH Tallahassee. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will announce arrangements.

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Barnes, Sarah Elizabeth Mayes
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Sarah Elizabeth Mayes Barnes, 99, of Marianna, retired teacher and instructor at Marianna High School, the adult education department of Jackson County, and Chipola College, died Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Bainbridge, Georgia, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and her master's degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She taught in Jackson County schools and at Chipola College until her retirement in 1976. She was the oldest member of the faculty (retired) at Chipola College at the time of her death. She was a Life Member of the Marianna Garden Club; a supporter of the Friends of the Library of Jackson County, where she served many years on the Memorial Books Committee; a former member and past president of the Marianna Junior Woman's Club; and an ardent supporter of the arts. She served as a past president of the Chipola Regional Arts Association. She was the oldest living communicant of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Marianna, where she served in numerous capacities and on numerous committees. She inspired and touched all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Ben F. Barnes, a long time local attorney, her parents, Charles Robert Mayes and Ruth Agnes Holder Mayes of Bainbridge, Georgia, and her brother, Charles Robert Mayes, Jr. of Pompano Beach, Florida. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Barnes Kinsolving (Laurence) of Marianna and Elizabeth ("Betty") Barnes Daniels (Joseph) of Atlanta, Georgia, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment will be at a later date at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, Florida. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel is in charge of arrangements. For any who may desire to make a contribution in her memory, the family notes that the following were particularly dear to her: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446,Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St., Marianna, FL 32446, Chipola Regional Arts Association Endowment Fund, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446.

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Gaspard, Terry L.
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Terry L. Gaspard, 57, of Marianna, FL. passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016. Survived by his extended family, of 16 years, Mary L. Dykes and her children, Wesley Kutchey and wife, Melynda, Catrinia Willis and husband, John; one brother, Joe Gaspard of TX. Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 in Dykes Cemetery, Grand Ridge with Wes Wicker officiating. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

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Atwell, Lillie
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Sneads Chapel 7735 Hwy. 90 West Sneads, Florida 850-594-5489 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Lillie Mae Atwell (Clark), 74 of Sneads died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at home. Mrs. Atwell (Clark) lived in Jackson County most of her life. Survivors include her husband, Earnie, one daughter Renae Caudill (Kenny) of Indiana; one son, Tim Roberts (Stacey) of Sneads Florida; one sister, Doris Dunaway of Lovedale; five grandchildren and one great grandson. Graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, January 25, 2016 at Cypress Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Wright officiating, James & Sikes Funeral Home of Sneads directing. Visitation will be at 1 pm Monday at James & Sikes Funeral Home in Sneads. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfunera lhomes.com

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Pierce, William Michael
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 526-5059 www.mariannachapelfh.com William Michael Pierce, age 53, of Malone passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016. He was born on April 12, 1962 in Sacramento, California and after many years of service retired from the Sunland Center. Mike loved traveling, spending time at the beach and studying astronomy. Mike is survived by Marylin Pierce (Malone, FL); father Bill Pierce (Murfreesboro, TN); mother Birdie Pierce (Ripley, TN); brother Martin Pierce (Malone, FL); son Marcus Pierce (Panama City, FL), and granddaughter Alyssa Pierce (Panama City, FL). The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Memorialization will be by cremation.

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Friday 01/22/2016
Nicholson, Eleanor Mixson
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 12:00 am

Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services 4989 Mount Pleasant Church Road Macon, GA 478-788-2929 Eleanor Mixson Nicholson, 81, went to heaven on December 29th 2015 after a brief illness in Macon, Georgia. She was born at home in Enterprise, Alabama, October 12, 1934, the third child of Larou and Ollie Mae Lewis Mixson. She graduated from Coffee County High School and received a Bachelor's degree in education from Troy State Teachers' College. She taught in Lake City, Port St. Joe and Cottondale. While in Port St. Joe she met and married fellow teacher David Nicholson. In 1961 she, David and daughter Melissa moved to Marianna where David taught at Chipola Jr. College and their second child Warren was born. She was a devoted, loving wife and mother. She taught school for 30 years and retired from Cottondale High School to enjoy a long, happy retirement traveling the world, visiting and caring for family, reading and other hobbies. She was an especially gifted quilter and spent countless hours piecing and quilting all manner of blankets, winning many ribbons in competitions far and wide. The quilts she cherished most were the baby quilts that were given as gifts to friends and family across the country where they served as pallets, and security blankets, happily taking on the best a toddler, washer and dryer could throw at them. They only got softer. Summer breaks were spent on family vacations, weeks at the beach and hours and hours putting up peas, butter beans, corn and squash. She was an enthusiastic bridge player and for years played in a Monday night bridge club where the games were average but the friendships were lifelong and wonderful with much spirited conversation and side splitting laughter She was one fine a cook and would always come in after a long day of teaching and make wonderful hot meals. The kitchen table was a place the family gathered each evening for great meals, discussions of our day and much laughter. She was the center around which our family turned. She was the family photographer and not only cajoled family members for snap shots at all family gatherings but also painstakingly put these in volume after volume of photo albums. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Marianna, studied in the Cliff Abbott Sunday School Class, served in the Lula Rawls Service Guild, the United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Quilters' Circle. She was a member of the Marianna Women's Club, Chipola Dames Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority for Teachers and The Bay County Quilters Guild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, David Nicholson, parents Larou and Ollie Mae Mixson, brother Charles (Betty) Mixson and sister Linda Mixson. She is survived by her daughter Melissa (Tim) Anderson of Macon, Georgia, her son Warren (Kenda) Nicholson of Searcy, Arkansas, and grandchildren, Aaron (Holly) Nicholson, Nathan (Rachel) Nicholson, Ethan Nicholson and Anna Claire Nicholson, her sister Margaret (Rex) Addison of Enterprise, Alabama, and sister-in-law Sandra Nicholson of Hoover Alabama. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 January 23, 2016 in the Wesley Center at Marianna First United Methodist Church will Rev. Bill Elwell officiating. The family will greet friends at the church during the hour before the service.

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Ferguson, El Lena
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. Interment will follow in Collins Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel.

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Temple, Hazel
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Hazel Temple, 85, of Grand Ridge died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna.

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Ganstine, Stephen F.
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Stephen F. Ganstine, 66, of Marianna died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna.

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Calloway, Eleanor Sue Nabors
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 12:00 am

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home 8261 Highway 90 East Sneads, Florida 850-593-9900 Eleanor Sue Nabors Calloway passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 76. Sue was born September 13, 1939 in Hanover Alabama. She lived in Chattahoochee, Florida most of her life. She was a registered nurse most of her adult life, entering nursing school at the age of 17. She earned her license at the age of 21 and "loved nursing all through the years" and "everything about it". She retired her license in 2009 at the age of 68. She was well known for her unparalleled and genuine kindness and generosity. She touched everyone she came in contact with throughout her nursing career and beyond. She was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by one son, Johnny (Shanna) of Tallahassee; one daughter, Suzanne (Ray) of Chattahoochee; one sister, Margaret Ann (Gene) of Hanover, Alabama; three precious angel granddaughters, Mara Holloway, Boulder, CO, Shelby Calloway Owen (Blake) Tallahassee and Janna Calloway, Tallahassee and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her mother, Mildred, father, Harold and brother, Harold. Her only request was to "speak a kind word to someone in remembrance of me". Graveside service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. Officiating will be Rev. Ken Hamilton Lanier-Andler Funeral Home will be entrusted in the care of this precious lady.

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Thursday 01/21/2016
Ferguson, El Lena
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850-482-2332 www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com Mrs. El Lena Mae Coulliette Forrester Ferguson, 95, of Bascom went to be with her Heavenly Father, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. El Lena was born on April 28, 1920 to the late James P. and Annie Coulliette. She was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County where she graduated from Malone High School in 1939. She worked as a share-cropper before working at Malone High School as Custodial Officer for 20 years where she made a great number of extended family and friends. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of Circle Hill Baptist Church where she loved her church family and was loved by them. She served in many capacities at various churches around Jackson County, including WMU, Sunday School Teacher, Nursery Worker, Sunshine Ministry and other programs. She loved to be with her family, friends and grandchildren to fish, garden, make quilts, plant flowers, cook and bake for large groups as well as can and freeze foods. El Lena was a loving and caring mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Ferguson preceded in death by her parents, James P. and Annie Dupree Coulliette; one son, Frank E. Forrester and his wife, Joyce A. Forrester; husbands, James P. Forrester of 51 years, James P. "Cortez" Ferguson; five brothers, Sandlin, Rufus, Henry, Hubert and Ralph Coulliette; five sisters, Meriatta Waldroff, Ruby Coulliette, Johnny Miles, Vera Hawkins, Merle Cox Miller and one granddaughter, Marrie Segerst. She is survived by two sons, Bobby W. and wife, Lanette Forrester and Oscar DeWayne "Wayne" Forrester all of Sneads; one daughter, Annie Ruth and husband, Chris DeSerio of Crawfordville; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended step-family members. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel with Revs. John Holly and John Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Collins Chapel Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. The family would like to thank all the staff members of the Courtyard for the loving support and kind care givin to their mother for the many years she was at the courtyard. Also they would like to thank ECH for their help and kindness. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
Ferguson, Ellena F.
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Ellena F. Ferguson, 95, of Bascom died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in Marianna. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
Williams, III, Edward D.
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 (850)526-5059 www.mariannachapelfh.com Edward D. Williams, III age 69, better known as "Mr. Ed" died January 16, 2016 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL following an extended illness. He was born on November 11, 1946 in Slocomb, AL. He was predeceased by his Father, Edward D. Williams, Jr. and his Mother, Edna Peters Williams. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beverly M. Williams, two sons Edward D. Williams IV (Eddie) and his wife Lisa of Mobile, AL and Robert Louis Williams (Bob) and his wife Miki of Marianna, 3 grandchildren Lindsey Nicole Hodskins and her husband Rusty of Mobile, AL, Edward D. Williams V (Trey) of Mobile and Tyler Chance Williams of Marianna, one Great Grandchild Scarlett Rose Hodskins of Mobile, AL. one brother Edwin Roger Williams of Marianna, FL, one nephew Edwin Roger Williams, Jr and wife Amy of Marianna along with the many boys and girls he counseled during his years with Life Management and many friends and special cousins. Services will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. John Rollyson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com

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Sunday 01/17/2016
Alderman, Joe
Posted: January 17, 2016 - 12:00 am

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Sneads, Florida Obit for Mr. Joe "Hammer" Alderman, age 63, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, at his home in the River Styx in Liberty County. Joe was born in Chattahoochee, Florida on December 9th, 1952, and grew up in Sneads, Florida. After graduating from high school, Joe began his career in construction and went on to earn several certifications in building such as blue printing. His career took him many places. He was project superintendent of the Cable Beach Resort and Casino in Nassau, Bahamas where he and his family lived for many years. Joe built everything from nuclear plants in South Carolina to airplane hangers in Kansas to hotels on Hilton Head Island to private homes in the Plantation on St. George Island, Florida. Joe was also project manager in the construction of Jackson C. I. in Malone, Florida, Calhoun C. I. in Blountstown, Florida and Liberty C. I. in Bristol, Florida. Once these projects were finished, Joe became Maintenance Superintendent of Apalachee C. I. in Sneads, Florida. If it could be built, Hammer could build it! Joe was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to garden also. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Vielene Alderman of Grand Ridge, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debbie Alderman and daughters, Susan Durden (Michael) of Grand Ridge, FL.; Amy Hamm (Chris) of Daleville, AL., and Kristi Alderman of River Styx, FL.; grandchildren, Bryce Henley, Heather Hamm, Brent Henley, Kailyn Hamm, Drake Basford, Bailey Hamm, Kael Durden, Rayven Alderman and Syler Durden; siblings, Janice Oliver (Gary) and David Alderman.; Joe was a special uncle to his niece and nephews and a wonderful friend to many! Visitation with the family will take place one hour before Services from 10:00 till 11:00 AM CST, Monday, January 18, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Sneads, Florida, with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00. Committal and Interment Services will be at Waldorff Cemetery, Jackson County, Florida with Mr. Joel Shirey and Rev. Wayne Sumner officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has set up a fund at Centennial Bank in Blountstown, FL. or Bristol, FL. and at Go fund Me online for donations in Hammer or any family member's Facebook page.

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Barnes, Sarah Elizabeth Mayes
Posted: January 17, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850-482-2332 www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com Sarah Elizabeth Mayes Barnes, 99, of Marianna, retired teacher and instructor at Marianna High School, the adult education department of Jackson County, and Chipola College, died Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Bainbridge, Georgia, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and her master's degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She taught in Jackson County schools and at Chipola College until her retirement in 1976. She was the oldest member of the faculty (retired) at Chipola College at the time of her death. She was a Life Member of the Marianna Garden Club; a supporter of the Friends of the Library of Jackson County, where she served many years on the Memorial Books Committee; a former member and past president of the Marianna Junior Woman's Club; and an ardent supporter of the arts. She served as a past president of the Chipola Regional Arts Association. She was the oldest living communicant of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Marianna, where she served in numerous capacities and on numerous committees. She inspired and touched all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Ben F. Barnes, a long time local attorney, her parents, Charles Robert Mayes and Ruth Agnes Holder Mayes of Bainbridge, Georgia, and her brother, Charles Robert Mayes, Jr. of Pompano Beach, Florida. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Barnes Kinsolving (Laurence) of Marianna and Elizabeth ("Betty") Barnes Daniels (Joseph) of Atlanta, Georgia, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment will be at a later date at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, Florida. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel is in charge of arrangements. For any who may desire to make a contribution in her memory, the family notes that the following were particularly dear to her: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446,Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St., Marianna, FL 32446, Chipola Regional Arts Association Endowment Fund, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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Friday 01/15/2016
Mitchell, Loraine
Posted: January 15, 2016 - 12:00 am

Coleman Funeral Home 701 Daleville Ave. Enterprise, AL 334-393-6583 Mrs. Loraine Mitchell, 88, passed away recently on January 11, 2016 at Westside Terrace Healthcare, Dothan, AL. Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11 am, St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Enterprise, AL. Burial will follow at Hinson Cemetery, Graceville, Florida. Visitation will be Friday, January 15, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Mt. Calvary Church, Graceville, FL. Coleman Funeral Home, Enterprise, AL directing 334-393-6583.

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Smith, Donnie
Posted: January 15, 2016 - 12:00 am

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Donald Amos "Donnie" Smith, 73, of Bascom died Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Donnie was a native and lifelong resident of Bascom. He attended Malone High School and retired as a sergeant from Florida Department of Corrections. He enjoyed his cows and anything that was green and growing. Donnie loved supporting the FFA, going to the AG Expo in Moultrie, GA, and all kinds of auctions. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Lee Ann Ewing Smith and his parents, Jewell Weston and William Paul Smith. He is survived by two sons, Donnie Smith, Jr. and wife, Joni of Jacksonville, Ian Childers of Orlando; two daughters, Bonita Smith Heartsill and husband, Mike of Montgomery, AL, Michelle Miller and husband, Scott of Bainbridge, GA; one brother, Walter Paul Smith and wife, Thelma of New Orleans, LA; seven grandchildren, Taylor and Jessica Smith, Weston and Will Heartsill, Caitlin and Brent Miller, Forest Childers; Sister-in-Law, Lisa Hertensen and husband, Bob; two nephews, Willie Hertensen and Timothy Smith and one niece, Lauren Glorioso. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, in the family cemetery at 5041 Liberty Hill Rd. Bascom, with Rev. Almer Williams officiating. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will be directing. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Malone FFA Chapter, 5361 9th St. Malone, FL 32445. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuner alhomes.com.

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Barber, Paul Burton
Posted: January 15, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com 1931-2016. Mr. Paul Burton Barber, Sr. of Cottondale died on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at his residence after a short battle with cancer. Mr. Barber was born on May 24, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was a devoted family man, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Flora G. Barber; his parents Roy D. and Eula Shores Barber; one sister Avaline Gayle Barber; and two brothers, William "Bill" Barber and Douglas Barber. Survivors include his brother Don Barber; two sons Paul Burton Barber, Jr. and Walter Alan Barber and wife Lynn of Southport, FL; one daughter Susan Barber Sweeney and husband Steve of Milton, FL; four grandchildren: Trae Barber and wife Niki, Jonathan Barber and wife Shea, Timothy Barber and wife Ashley and Rachael Barber and Frankie Stallings; eight great-grandchildren: Bryce Barber, Aiden Barber, Dylan Barber, Kaelie Stallings, Emily Barber, Abby Barber, Baylor Barber, and Isla Barber. Services will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Elligson officiating. Interment will follow in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Marianna Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Covenant Care Hospice of Marianna. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online.

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Thursday 01/14/2016
Mitchell, Loraine
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 12:00 am

Coleman Funeral Home 701 Daleville Ave. Enterprise, AL 334-393-6583 Mrs. Loraine Mitchell, 88, passed away recently on January 11, 2016 at Westside Terrace Healthcare, Dothan, AL. Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Enterprise, AL. Burial will follow at Hinson Cemetery, Graceville, Florida. Visitation will be Friday, January 15, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Mt. Calvary Church, Graceville, FL. Coleman Funeral Home, Enterprise, AL directing 334-393-6583.

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Stephens, Elton Earl
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 12:00 am

Evans Skipper Funeral Home Donalsonville, GA 229-524-2789 Elton Earl Stephens, age 85, of Malone, FL passed away Monday evening, January 11, 2016 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. Funeral services for Mr. Stephens will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM CST at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bascom, FL with Rev. Henry Fullington and Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Allen Stephens, Bill Stephens, Charles Stephens, Mark Payne, Paul Tucker, and Wes Goodson serving as active casketbearers. Visitation was held on Wednesday evening, January 13, 2016 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Stephens was born in Bascom, FL on October 10, 1930 to William Curtis Stephens and Inez Robinson Stephens. He worked as a scalesman at Georgia Pacific until his retirement. Mr. Stephens was devoted to his church and his family. He was active in church activities at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where he was a member, as long as his health allowed. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Dawn Glover and her husband Rick of Malone, FL; his sister, Jeannette Goodson of Opelika, AL; and his brother, Arlon Stephens and his wife Barbara of Marianna, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andy Bell and his wife Holley of Pendergrass, GA, Dustin Pettis and his wife Michele of Blountstown, FL, Justin Glover and his wife Erin of Orange, CA, and Hilary Glover of Dothan, AL; and his great grandchildren, Nicholas Bell, Austin Bell, Brittany Mears, and Heather Mears. Numerous nieces and nephews, as well as special extended members of the family Essie Garcia, Sue Ditty, Elaine Ostrike, the loving and caring staff of Gentiva Hospice, and his loving and devoted pastors, Rev. Henry Fullington and Rev. John Smith also survive. Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his parents, William Curtis Stephens and Inez Robinson Stephens; his wife, Geraldine Vaughan Stephens; and a son, Elzie B. "Buddy" Bell.

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Nicholson, Eleanor Mixson
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 12:00 am

Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services 4989 Mount Pleasant Church Road Macon, GA 478-788-2929 Eleanor Mixson Nicholson, 81, went to heaven on December 29th 2015 after a brief illness in Macon, Georgia. She was born at home in Enterprise, Alabama, October 12, 1934, the third child of Larou and Ollie Mae Lewis Mixson. She graduated from Coffee County High School and received a Bachelor's degree in education from Troy State Teachers' College. She taught in Lake City, Port St. Joe and Cottondale. While in Port St. Joe she met and married fellow teacher David Nicholson. In 1961 she, David and daughter Melissa moved to Marianna where David taught at Chipola Jr. College and their second child Warren was born. She was a devoted, loving wife and mother. She taught school for 30 years and retired from Cottondale High School to enjoy a long, happy retirement traveling the world, visiting and caring for family, reading and other hobbies. She was an especially gifted quilter and spent countless hours piecing and quilting all manner of blankets, winning many ribbons in competitions far and wide. The quilts she cherished most were the baby quilts that were given as gifts to friends and family across the country where they served as pallets, and security blankets, happily taking on the best a toddler, washer and dryer could throw at them. They only got softer. Summer breaks were spent on family vacations, weeks at the beach and hours and hours putting up peas, butter beans, corn and squash. She was an enthusiastic bridge player and for years played in a Monday night bridge club where the games were average but the friendships were lifelong and wonderful with much spirited conversation and side splitting laughter She was one fine a cook and would always come in after a long day of teaching and make wonderful hot meals. The kitchen table was a place the family gathered each evening for great meals, discussions of our day and much laughter. She was the center around which our family turned. She was the family photographer and not only cajoled family members for snap shots at all family gatherings but also painstakingly put these in volume after volume of photo albums. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Marianna, studied in the Cliff Abbott Sunday School Class, served in the Lula Rawls Service Guild, the United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Quilters' Circle. She was a member of the Marianna Women's Club, Chipola Dames Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority for Teachers and The Bay County Quilters Guild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, David Nicholson, parents Larou and Ollie Mae Mixson, brother Charles (Betty) Mixson and sister Linda Mixson. She is survived by her daughter Melissa (Tim) Anderson of Macon, Georgia, her son Warren (Kenda) Nicholson of Searcy, Arkansas, and grandchildren, Aaron (Holly) Nicholson, Nathan (Rachel) Nicholson, Ethan Nicholson and Anna Claire Nicholson, her sister Margaret (Rex) Addison of Enterprise, Alabama, and sister-in-law Sandra Nicholson of Hoover Alabama. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 January 23, 2016 in the Wesley Center at Marianna First United Methodist Church will Rev. Bill Elwell officiating. The family will greet friends at the church during the hour before the service.

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