Miscellaneous Washington County, Florida Obituaries - 2001

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CECILIA BEASLEY WALLS
Cecilia Beasley Walls, 86, of Cottondale, passed away Friday, March 2, 2001 in the Courtyard at the Millpond nursing home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in the Methodist Church Cemetery in Cottondale with Pastor Jack Brock officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.

EDWARD GENE ELKINS
Edward Gene Elkins, age 79, of Bonifay, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2001. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 4, 2001, at 1:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Woody Woodward and the Rev. Rodney Culpepper officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at Sims Funeral Home. Mr. Elkins is survived by his wife, Lola P. Elkins of Bonifay; son, Edward G. Elkins of Panama City; three daughters: Barbara Jones of Chattanooga, Tenn, Joan Williams of Panama City, Rhonda Elkins of Birmingham; sister, Sue Crabtree of Riceville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Habitat for Humanity c/o Margaret Lewis, 328 Bunkers Cove Rd., Panama City, 32401.

FRANK RAYMOND MILLER SR.
Frank Raymond Miller Sr., age 87, of Chipley, Fla., died Feb. 27, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at Peel Funeral Home Chapel in Bonifay. Burial will follow at Salem Church Cemetery in Jackson County, Fla., with the Rev. Lonnie Wright officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Miller; son, Frank R. Miller Jr.; grandson, Darren Miller. He is survived by a son, David C. and wife, Anita Miller of Chipley; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Miller of Chipley; grandchildren: Dennis Beck, Pamela Beck, Lyle Miller and David K. Miller; great-grandchildren: Michael D. Miller, Hope Marie Miller, Jessica Beck, Dusty Beck and Micah Beck.

JEWELL ALLEN CONE
Mrs. Jewell Allen Cone, age 89, of Cottondale, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Jackson Hospital. Mrs. Cone lived in Jackson County most of her life. She graduated from Cottondale High School and attended the University of Florida and taught in Alford School from the 1930s until early 1940s. Mrs. Cone was a member of Cottondale Methodist Church, the Cottondale Garden Club, WMU and the Jackson County Retired Educators Association. Mrs. Cone was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Cone Sr. in 1991 after 60 years of blessed marriage. Mrs. Cone is survived by one daughter, Gwen Anderson and husband, Andy of Marianna; two sons, J.P. Cone and wife, Charlotte of Pensacola and Wayne A. Cone and wife, Debbie of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by one special sister-in-law, Mrs. Ina Belle Allen of Alford; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Services for Mrs. Cone will be 10 a.m. today, Feb. 27 at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Kundo officiating. Pallbearers who will be attending are grandsons: William Rose, Saunders Cone, Jason Cone; nephews: Tom Allen, Jim Allen and Tom Britt. Interment will follow in Cottondale Methodist Church Cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.

BILLY LANE
Billy Lane of Graceville (Poplar Springs community) died Sunday, February 25, at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville.

IDA ROLLING
Mrs. Ida Rolling, 88, of Graceville, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 at the Mariner Health Care in Bonifay following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville. Family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

RUBY MAE GOODMAN
Ruby Mae Goodman, age 64, of Wausau, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. Mrs. Goodman was of the Holiness faith and had lived here for the past 45 years, coming from Jesup, Georgia. She was born December 24, 1936, to the late James Joseph and Sally Agnes (Lynch) Dupree, in Jesup. Visitation was held Thursday, February 22, 2001, at Brown Funeral Home in Chipley from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at Brown Chapel with Rev. Carlos Finch officiating. Burial will follow in White Double Pond Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. Survivors are: 3 sons - John Wesley Goodman of Winder, Georgia; James Bruce Goodman of Vernon; and Travis Earl Goodman of Winder; 5 daughters - Diane Riley of Wausau; Tammy Holloman of Wausau; Elaine Smith of Bear Creek, Florida; Brenda Carroll of Vernon; and Johnnie Day of Wausau; 2 sisters - Marie Woody of White Plains, Missouri; and Eva Beasley of Jesup; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

MITCHELL LEWIS MCNEIL
Mr. Mitchell Lewis McNeil, age 61, of 4528 Wages Pond Road, Chipley, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001 at his residence. He has been a lifetime resident of the area and was Protestant by faith. Mr. McNeil is survived by his sons, Steve McNeil and Rickey McNeil; sisters, Ammie Taylor and her husband Fred, Carolyn Nellums and her husband Larry, Georgia Johnson, Fannie Kyser and her husband J.T., Nancy Enfinger and Mary Sapp and her husband Richard; brothers, Oliver McNeil and his wife Jeanie, Henry Rogers and his wife Luella, and David Rogers and his wife Charlotte; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Sandy Mountain Cemetery with the Rev. Nixon Riley officiating. Interment followed. Asked to serve as active pallbearers were Fred Weckherlin, Dewayne McNeil, William Campbell, Ephrom Barfield, Garry Kyser, Bill Taylor and Buddy Hallman. Honorary pallbearers included all the friends and families of Mitchell McNeil from Wages Pond.

LIZZIE BAXLEY KIRKLAND
Mrs. Lizzie Baxley Kirkland, 84, of Pensacola, formerly of Graceville went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2001. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Matt Donovan, Edwin Bell and Herbert Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

SOLOMON CLEMIS ROLLING
Solomon Clemis Rolling, 92, of Bonifay, Fla., died February 16, 2001, at Campbellton-Graceville Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Byrd-Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joel Snell and the Rev. Ron Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Byrd-Williams Funeral Home directing.

MYRTIS H. HARRISON
Myrtis H. Harrison, 90, of 1400 Forrest Ave., Chipley, went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. Funeral services will be held today, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Chipley. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetary. Brown Funeral Home in Chipley is in charge of the arrangements.

FREDERICK BULLIVANT III
Frederick "Rick" Bullivant III died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at his home in Wausau, Fla. He was a native of Newark, N.J. He had been living in Wausau for the past 16 years, moving there from Flemington, N.J. Mr. Bullivant was retired as an electronic technician with Lockheed Electronic Company. He served in the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict, and was a former member of the Elks Lodge in Flemington, N.J. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Bullivant; father and mother, Fred and Ruth Bullivant. He is survived by his wife, Alice Bullivant; a son, Christopher Bullivant both of Wausau; a daughter, Dawn and John Smith; granddaughter, Andrea Diane Smith of Crestview; one brother, Wilson and Karen Bullivant of Asbury, N.J. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m., from the Living Word Church of God in Greenhead located on Highway 77, with the Rev. R. Colonel Smith officiating.

BILLY HOWARD SHORES
Billy Howard Shores, age 69, of Chipley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Shores was born Jan. 25, 1932, to William Henry (Bill) and Mary Elizabeth Shores. He was the youngest of 11 children. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was an employee of Florida Department of Transportation for 38 years before retiring in 1997. He was a member of Wausau Assembly of God Church. Mr. Shores was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry (Bill) and Mary Elizabeth Shores; two brothers, Isaac Shores and Ira Shores; and two sisters, Clarcie Shores and Rebecca Shores Blue. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ruby Cathren Shores; one son, Keith Shores and wife Jana of Chipley; one daughter, Karyn Miles and husband Grant of Chipley; two grandchildren, Austin and Mackenzie Miles both of Chipley; three brothers, Joe Shores of Bonifay, Daniel Shores and wife Mary Frances of Panama City, Gene Shores and wife Pauline of Vernon; three sisters, Thelma Sapp of Panama City, Frances Fussell and husband Julius of Chipley, Helen Pippin and husband Roy of Chipley; 12 nieces and nephews and a host of friends and family. Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may make contributions to Hospice of Northwest Florida. The family will receive friends at Wachob Chapel today, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Wausau Assembly of God Church on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Doug Harn and the Rev. Harry McClellan officiating. Interment will follow at Haddock Memorial Cemetery on Bonnett Pond Road.

MARTHA MILES
Martha Miles, age 90, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida. She was a resident of Chipley for the past 28 years, coming from Jackson County. She was of the Assembly of God faith and a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Chipley. Mrs. Miles was born February 26, 1910, to the late Louis A. and Lula (Watford) Sowell in Graceville, Florida. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Chipley with Rev. Dallas Pettis and Rev. Carl Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. Survivors are: two daughters, Jimmie Miles and Geraldine Spivey, both of Chipley; one sister, Bulah Devine of Dothan, AL; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the services at the First Assembly of God Church in Chipley.

FRANK RAY MILLER JR
Frank Ray Miller Jr., 60, of Chipley passed away from this life on Saturday Feb. 3, 2001, at his residence. He had resided in Chipley for the last 10 years after coming from New York. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Berean Baptist Church. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the Fleet Reserve Association. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. CST Tuesday Feb. 6, 2001, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with Lonnie Wright and Pastor Rainwater officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Methodist Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 5, 2001, at Brown Funeral Home in Chipley. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the Hospice of Northwest Florida. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Miller. He is survived by his father, Frank Ray Miller Sr. of Chipley; wife Elizabeth Miller of Chipley; sons, Dennis Beck, wife Pam and their children Jessica and Dusty, all of DeFuniak Springs; and David K. Miller, wife Debbie and their son Michael, all of Warner Robbins, Ga.; daughter, Pamela Beck and her daughter Micah of Panama City; brother, David C. Miller, wife Anita, and their son Lyle, all of Chipley; niece, Hope Miller.

HATTIE VERA WILKINSON
Hattie Vera Wilkinson, age 86, of 5221 Forest Drive, Graceville, died Sunday, February 4, 2001 in the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at the chapel of Byrd-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott King officiating. Burial will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Byrd Williams Funeral Home directing.

MINNIE MCCRORY ELDRIDGE
Minnie McCrory Eldridge, age 80, a resident of Graceville, Florida, died Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001 from the chapel of Byrd-Williams Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Harrison officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, Mississippi with Byrd-Williams Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 until 7:00 p.m. today.

MARY E. GUYNUP
Mary E. Guynup, 78, of Graceville, died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Flowers Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Monday, February 5, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with the Rev. William Vandegrift and the Rev. Agnes Bottoms officiating and James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3 until 5 p.m.

THOMAS MURRAY
Mr. Thomas Murray, 73, of Ebro died Jan. 28, 2001, in an area medical center. He was a native of Ramer, Ala., resided in Ebro most of his life. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church Ebro with Elder Willie E. Brown, The Rev. Billy Marshell, Min. John Jackson, and Bishop Richard Jenkins Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke Memorial Garden Cemetery Vernon with Cooper Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eula M. Murray of Ebro; three sons: Thomas Murray Jr. (Odell) of Vernon, Ronald C. Murray (Darlene), and Lee Albert Murray (Pamala) of Ebro; five daughters: Bernice Potter (Henry) of Vernon, Mary H. Jackson, Mary E. Daniels (Theo) of Panama City, Beatrice Andrews (Elvis) of Ebro and Christine Vann (Billy) of Chipley; two brothers, Jessie and Lewis Murray of Montgomery; three sisters: Sarah Williams, Cora Boyd and Martha Garet all of Alabama and many other relatives and friends. The remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

RAYMOND HOLLAND, SR.
Raymond Holland Sr., 80, of Cottondale, died Monday, January 29, 2001 in Jackson Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sat., Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Henshaw Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. Claude Holden officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Church Cemetery in Marianna with Vann Funeral Home directing. The body will lie at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time for the funeral.

MARY ELNORA ROBERTSON
Mary Elnora Robertson, 94, of Campbellton, died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Blountstowon Health Care Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Campbellton First Baptist Church with Rev. Shelly Chandler and Rev. Luther Pumphrey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. The family will receive friends at the funeal home today, Friday, Feb. 2 from 6-8 p.m.

LYNN BARTLOW
Lynn Bartlow, 83, of 5580 Brown Street in Graceville died Sunday Jan. 28, 2001 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan after a brief illness. Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 31, 2001 at First Baptist Church of Graceville, with the Rev. Ken Harrison and Dr. E. W. Ware officiating. Burial was in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Graceville, with Byrd-Williams Funeral Home directing. Mr. Bartlow was born May 13, 1917 in Bellgrade, Mo. He lived in several other central Missouri towns until leaving home to attend college at Murray State Teachers College in Murray, Ken. After graduating from college, he taught high school band in Kentucky before returning to Missouri where he continued to work with high school bands and various church music programs. Shortly after his return to Missouri, he met his wife of 55 years, Edith Long Bartlow. After several more years in Missouri, he entered graduate school at the University of Kentucky. After graduation and some additional graduate work at Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Ark., he returned to teach high school band in St. Louis, Mo. He then moved to Hattisburg, Miss. to organize and lead the marching band at Williams-Carey College. He then taught public school music in Liberty, Miss. while attending the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After seminary graduation, he moved to Graceville, Fla. where he headed the music department at Florida Baptist College and led music programs in many local churches until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Bartlow was a member of the Graceville Lions Club and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Graceville. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bob Bartlow and Bonnie of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois B. Richardson and Bill of Panama City, and Carloyn B. Adams and Melvin of Graceville; seven grandchildren: Rob and Eric Bartlow. Brad and Cara Richardson, Rod and Jason Adams, and Mandy Adams Williams; a brother, Jim Bartlow of Viburnum, Mo.; a special niece, Sue McFarland; and another nephew and niece. Serving as active pallbearers were Rob Bartlow, Rob Adams, Brad Richardson, Eric Bartlow, Jason Adams and Clint Williams.

MICHAEL RALPH CLARK JR.
Mr. Michael "Mike" Ralph Clark Jr., 34, of Chipley, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his residence. Born in Morgantown, W.Va., he moved to this area in 1986 where he was a self-employed drywall contractor and attended Southport Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Tina Clark of Chipley; parents, Ralph Clark of Morgantown and Edith Morris of Spraggs, Pa.; three sons, Michael Lee Clark and Brentley Clark, both of Morgantown, and Stephen Drake Clark of Chipley; one daughter, Jacquelyn Cooper of Eastpoint, Fla.; three brothers, Stacey Clark of Chester, W.Va., Stephen Clark of Washington, and James Burk of Kirby, Pa.; three stepbrothers, James Boyers, Michael Boyers and Robert Lee Boyers Jr.; and their mother, Charolette Marshall, all of Panama City; as well as a host of close friends. Memorial services for Mr. Clark were conducted Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel in Lynn Haven.

WILLIE EDNA DILMORE
Willie Edna Dilmore, 88, of Cottondale, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at Washington County Convalescent Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jackie Register officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wachob Chapel in Chipley.

WILLIAM MARVIN CAIN
William Marvin Cain, 79, of Graceville, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at the Jackson County Convalescent Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at Fadette Assembly of God Church with Rev. Johnny Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.

BEULAH WHIDDON COOPER
Mrs. Beulah Whiddon Cooper, 88, of Pensacola, died Jan. 24, 2001, in Pensacola following illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Graceville with the Rev. Cecil Jackson officiating, and James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 1 to 2 p.m. The family request that memorial be made for Lou Gehrigs research (ALS), Tampa Bay Chapter, 3641 W. Kennedy Blvd.; Suite C, Tampa, FL 33609, to local Hospice chapters or to a preferred charity. Mrs. Cooper was born in Ponce de Leon, Fla., on Aug. 28, 1912. Mrs. Cooper was a resident of Dothan, Graceville and Panama City. She lived the last 12 years in Pensacola. Mrs. Cooper graduated from Cottondale High School and Moody Hospital School of Nursing in Dothan. She was a public health nurse in Jackson County until her retirement in 1968. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Graceville for many years anda current member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Pensacola. She was active in community and civic organizations and contributed her energies toward her family and her community throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jesse Mixon Cooper, sister, Verlon Jordan. She is survied by her daughters, Clara C. Register of Panama City, Camille C. Barr and Charlotte C. Key of Pensacola; six granddaughter; five great-great granddaughters and extended family members.

FRANK MESSER
Mr, Frank Messer, 73 of Panama City, Fla., died Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2001,in a local hospital. Born in Bonifay, Fla. He moved here in 1963 from Phenix Clty, Ala. He was a Commercial Food Representive for Benson Wholesale Grocery Inc. and he also served as caretaker of Emerald Spring Ranch for over 28 years. Mr. Messer was a member of the Hiland Park Baptist Church and a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Messer is survived by his wife Charlotte Messer of Panama City; three son: Ricky Joe Messer and wife Cindy of Lynn Haven, Timothy Charles Messer and wife Kitty of St. Augustine, Fla., Aaron Zebb Messer of Panama City; five daughters: Jody Winter and husband Eric, Debra Couch of Alphretta, Ga., Tambra Long and husband Thomas of Jacksonville, Kimberly Purvis and husband Don of Panama City, Cynthia DelMarco and husband Nick of Pensacola; two brothers, Raymond Messer of Bonifay, Joe Messer and wife Jan of Micanopy, Fla.; two sisters, Opal Patronis and husband Johnny of Panama City Beach and Nancy Meredith of Panama City; thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in Hiland Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Pickrell officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

REBA INEZ HARDY
Reba Inez Hardy, 69, of Cottondale, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 11 a.m. at New Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Luther Pumphrey and the Rev. Johnny Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

JIMMY RITTER
Arthur Jimmy Ritter, age 52, of Chipley, FL passed away Monday, January 22, 2001, at Jackson County Hospital in Marianna, FL. Mr. Ritter was of the Protestant faith. He had lived here for the past 19 years, coming from Jackson County, Florida. He was born November 21, 1948, to the late Ralph and IIavee (Miller) Ritter in Tallahassee, FL. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at Wachob Chapel in Chipley with Rev. Billy Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery in Jackson County with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing. Survivors are: 1 son, Joe Ritter and wife Gina of Chipley; 1 daughter, Tracy Ritter of Wewahitchka; 3 sisters, Louise Hughes and husband Jerry of Cottondale, Carolyn Kornegay and husband James of Cottondale, and Ann Gates of Cottondale; 1 brother, Danny Alsobrooks and wife Ruth of Cottondale; 2 grandchildren, Brailey Stokes and Janae Ritter; 5 nieces and 7 nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews. Pallbearers are: Jimmy Dean Hendrix, Greg Wood, Bob Baldry, Lamar Kornegay, Jerry Ralph Kornegay, Wayne Tharp. Honorary pallbearers are: Ronnie Swails and Gordon Wallin. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Wachob Chapel in Chipley.

EDNA ONEAL
Edna Oneal, 73, of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at her residence. She was a native of Thomasville, GA and had lived in Chipley for the past 20 years. She was Baptist by faith and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 20th, at 2:00 p.m. (EST) in the Chapel of Allen and Allen Funeral Home, Thomasville, GA with Rev. Jimmy Rollins and Rev. Danny Oneal officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, GA with Brown Funeral Home, Chipley directing. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, January 19, at the Chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Chipley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Louise Wheeler, and two brothers, Walter and James Shelton. Survivors are: husband, Walker Oneal; 2 sons, Larry Oneal of Chipley, and Donnie Oliver of Malverne, Arkansas; three daughters, Peggy and husband David Kerr of Chipley, Teresa and husband Randy Suits of Chipley, and Janelle and husband Eddie Archer of Malverne, Arkansas; two sisters, Carolyn Crawford of Cairo, GA and Helen and husband Mitchell Layton of Meigs, GA; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

JOHN EDWARD GAMBLE
John Edward Gamble, 76, of the Sapp Church Community, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001 in Jackson Hospital following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Rock Hill Methodist Church in Chipley with Revs. David Shepard, Fred Wilcox, Houston Obert, and Wesley Syfrett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the Gideon Memorial Bibles.

MARY MAVIS MCKEE
Mary Mavis McKee, age 72, of 250 Sage Avenue, Mobile, died Tuesday night, Jan. 16, 2001, at Spring Hill Medical Center in Mobile following a brief illness. Graveside services will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Graceville, Fla. with the Rev. John Lee Jones officiating and Byrd-Williams Funeral Home of Graceville, Fla. directing.

ANNIE LAURA HARRIS
Mrs. Annie Laura Harris, 71, of Graceville, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at the chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.

STALFORD FONZA REGISTER
Stalford Fonza Register, 59, of Vernon, Fla., passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. He had resided in Vernon since 1958, coming from Cottondale, Fla. He was Protestant by faith, and a member of the Vernon Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be today, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Vernon Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Wesley Hall and the Rev. Roy Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Sapp Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing. Survivors are his wife, Earlene Register of Vernon; two daughters, Janice and husband Vic George of Bonifay, Marsha and husband Barry Cooper of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Olin Randolph Register of Tallahassee; one sister, Elouise Davis of Cottondale; and four grandchildren: Carmen, Kaitlyn, Sarah Anna and Lucas George.

ELEANOR GRACE PEEL MALLOY
Eleanor Grace Peel Malloy, 76, of 2908 State Ave., Panama City, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Bay Medical Center. She was born in Washington County on March 31, 1923. Grace was a native of Panama City. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Golden Age Sunday School Class. She is survived by one son; W.J. Malloy Jr. (Jimmy) and his wife Marilyn; her grandchildren, W.J. Malloy III (Jimbo) and April Malloy Sheffield all of Panama City. She is also survived by a grandson, Joey Register of Chipley; her great-granddaughters, Kaci Sheffield of Panama City and Bethen Register of Chipley; a sister, Mary Virginia Peel and husband Coy of Crystal Lake; a brother, Joe Peel of Tampa and wife Sally; a sister, Doris Greene of Ocala; a sister, Peggy Williams and husband Dave of Crawfordville; and brother, Donnie Peel of Gainesville, Ga. Grace was preceded in death by her parents W.B. and Ethel Peel; her husband W.J. Malloy Sr.; a daughter, Shirral Jean Register; and grandson Timothy Register. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Moore and the Rev. Lewis Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Shilow Baptist Church Cemetery, Chipley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. The family will be at the home of Jimmy Malloy, 7115 Bay Crest Road in Southport. Those desiring to may make a contribution to Northside Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Eleanor Malloy.


CHAD CARROLL
Mr. Chad Carroll, age 31, of Chipley, Fla. and formerly of Hartford died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 in Chipley after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 until 8 p.m. At all other times, the family will be at the home of Cumy Blount, 310 Azalea Ave., Hartford.

EULA W. VICKERY
Eula W. Vickery, 88, of Alford, died Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2001, in Jackson Hospital. Born in Washington County, she was a lifelong resident of this area, retired from the Food Service Department at Sunland. She was a member of the Alford Senior Citizens and the Cypress Creek Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Perlan Vickery. She is survived by three sons: Leroy Vickery and his wife Jean of Marianna, James Vickery and his wife Ann of Chipley, and Lonzo Vickery of Alford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Emma and Jack Reynolds of Alford and Edna and Winfred Rister of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Floyd Walters of Alford and John Walters of Black, Ala.; one sister, Lula Kent of Alford; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Cypress Creek Church with the Rev. George Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Alford City Cemetery with James and James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cypress Creek Church.

SAM B. HOLMES
Mr. Sam B. Holmes, 78, of Vernon, passed away Jan. 3, 2001, in the N.W.F.C.H. in Chipley. He was a native of Washington County and of the Methodist faith. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at St. Luke A.M.E. Church Vernon with the Rev. Jerome Goodman, Bishop Richard Jenkins Sr., Min. John C. Jackson, and Min. Eli Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke Memorial Garden Cemetery near Ebro with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing. Survivors include one daughter, Teressa Gonzales and husband Michael of San Antonio, Texas; three sons: Albert Holmes of Fort Walton Beach, Andrew Holmes (Nellie) of Deltona, Fla., and Ralph Holmes (Estella) of Vernon; three sisters: Nettie Clemmons of Vernon, Mary Lee Holmes of Fort Walton Beach and Easter Queens of California and many other relatives and friends. The remains will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until time for the services at 11 a.m.

MYRTIE ODOM
Myrtie Odom, 93, Bonifay, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Mariner Health Care in Bonifay, Fla. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. from Sims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Moore and the Rev. Ken Barber officiating, Burial will follow in the Esto Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. tonight at Sims Funeral Home, Inc.

SARAH BROXTON
Sarah Broxton, 53, of Graceville, died Monday, January 1, 2001 at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Graceville Community Church with Rev. Glenn Tate and Rev. Dale Worley officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Assembly of God Church Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. Funeral services for Lillian Kent, 65, of Marianna, will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001 at James & James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.


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