Funeral services for Pauline Pipkin, 67, of Bonifay, will be held Thursday,
June 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church with Elders
Jesse Stanaland and Glenda Johnson officiating. Burial will be in
the Bethel Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home Directing. Visitation
will be after 6 p.m. today at Sims Funeral Home Inc. Miss Pipkin
passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at her residence in Bonifay. Miss
Pipkin is survived by her mother, Ruby Pipkin of Chipley; sister, Mary
Whitfield of Bonifay; brother, John Pipkin of Graceville; and several nieces
and nephews. Miss Pipkin was a member of the Bethel Primitive Baptist
Church and a retired employee of Gulf Power. Serving as active pallbearers
will be Richard Pipkin, Brad Johnson, Donnie Worley, Steve Roberts, Jean
Robinson and Bill Lee. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Society.
JANIE LIVINGSTON WILLIAMS
Mrs. Janie Livingston Williams, 89, of Chipley, died on June 4, 2001,
at the Washington County Convalescent Center in Chipley. She was
the daughter of the late Charles Hannah and Martha Parks Livingston of
Malone, Fla., and was the wife of the late W. Ralph Williams Sr. of Chipley.
Surviving are her son W.R. (Bill) Williams and his wife Laverne of Chipley
and her daughter Jeannie Williams McCall and her husband Dale of Wilmington,
N.C.; one daughter, Carole Sue Williams is deceased (1942). Her grandchildren
include Chad Williams and his wife Keisha; Jennifer Williams Price and
her husband Charlie, Boyd Williams and Jonathan McCall. In addition
are her two great-grandchildren, Kristen and Haylee Williams. Mrs.
Williams is also survived by two brothers, Joe Livingston of Malone, Duncan
Livingston of Tallahassee; and a sister, Elon McIntyre of Tallahassee.
Mrs. Williams grew up in Malone after her parents moved to Florida from
North Carolina. She graduated from Malone High School, later moving
to Chipley when she married in 1935, and had been a resident of Chipley
since that time. An active member of her church and community, Mrs.
Williams was a Sunday school teacher in the First United Methodist Church
for many years. During her lengthy residence in Chipley, she worked
as a substitute teacher, tutored in her home, and managed a fabric shop.
Mrs. Williams was a longtime member of the Chipley Woman's Club and enjoyed
participating in many sewing and handicraft activities. Funeral services,
conducted by the Rev. Lee Allen, will be held at the First United Methodist
Church on Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be from 6
to 8 p.m. today, June 6, at Brown Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers,
contributions can be made to The Family Council, Washington County Convalescent
Center, 879 Usery Road, Chipley, FL 32428.
Mr. J. B. Benson of Chipley passed away. He was a lifelong resident
of Washington County where he was a postal employee for 42 years prior
to his retirement. Mr. Benson was preceded in death by his wife of
59 years, Annie Perle Benson. He is survived by one son, John Benson
of Panama City and one sister Helen Neath of Concord, Ga. Nothing
in his life gave Mr. Benson more joy than his church, First Baptist Church
of Chipley, where he served over the years as Sunday school superintendent,
a deacon and his greatest accomplishment, helping the congregation construct
the new church as Chairman of the Building Committee. Mr. Benson
served his country during World War II as a staff sergeant in the U.S.
Army stationed in San Francisco. He was an avid fisherman and in
his later years was accompanied by his dear friend J.C. (Junior) Spivey.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at Glenwood
Cemetery with the Rev. Clinton Howell officiating. The family requests
in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to First Baptist Church of Chipley.
The family would like to extend a special note of gratitude to Dr. James
Clemmons and Hospice of Northwest Florida for their care and concern for
Mr. Benson during his final illness.
JOHN ANDREWS, MYRA ANDREWS AND BRANDI ANDREWS
John Andrews, 43, and his wife, the Rev. Myra Andrews, 41, of Vernon,
passed away Sunday May 27, 2001, on Highway 79 Ebro, from injuries received
in an automobile accident. Their daughter, Brandi, 9, died Memorial
Day May 28. Funeral services for John, the Rev. Myra and Brandi will
be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 829 Hamilton
Ave., Panama City with Bishop John Adams, the Rev. O. C. Williams and presiding
Elder Joseph Sanchez officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Vernon. The remains will be in state at
the church two hours prior to services. John was a native of Walton
County, a 1976 graduate of Walton High School and a longtime resident of
Vernon. He was employed with Anderson Columbia as a bridge superintendent,
served as superintendent of the church school and a trustee of Mt. Zion
A.M.E. Church, where the Rev. Myra was the pastor, in Panama City.
The Rev. Myra was a native of Washington County, Vernon, Fla., a 1977 graduate
of Vernon High School, earned an associate degree in communication from
Gulf Coast College May 3, 2001, and was employed as a productive administrative
assistant with F.D.O.T., Chipley. John and Myra were proprietors
of J & M Construction and partners in Inspiration Gospel Music, P.C.
Brandi was promoted to the third grade V.E.S. and received a top Accelerated
Reader's Award and other achievement awards. Survivors include their
son and brother, Brandon Andrews of Vernon; Myra's parents, Thomas and
Pearlie Edwards of Vernon; John's parents, Jesse and Nannie Andrews of
Red Bay; grandparents, Jessie and Rosie Edwards of Ebro; step-grandmother,
Videll Bland; P.C. siblings: Kenneth (Carol) Edwards, Keith (Michelle)
Edwards of Vernon, Tracy Edwards of Tampa, Trevor Edwards of Panama City,
Wesley (Jersey) Andrews, Cornilla (Carl) Hogans all of Red Bay, Donnie
(Sandra) Andrews, Thelma Durham both of Defuniak Springs, Shirley Andrews
of Crestview, Harry (Carolyn) Andrews of Caryville, Juanita King of Panama
City, Jesse (Tina) Andrews Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., Donald (Rose) Andrews
of Deland, Keith (Pat) Andrews of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Alnetta Hogan of
Wisconsin and many other relatives and friends.
ZOLA MAE FOREHAND
Mrs. Zola Mae Forehand, 87, of Chipley, Fla., passed away Saturday,
May 26, 2001, at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla.
She was of the Protestant faith and a member of the Church of God in Chipley.
She was born April 12, 1914, to the late Tobe and Emma (Paul) Simmons in
Samson, Ala. Funeral services will be held today, May 29, at 10 a.m.
in Brown Chapel with the Rev. Rudolph Sims officiating. Burial will
follow in New Hope Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Mrs. Forehand was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Forehand;
son, Herman "Sonny" Weeks; and daughter, Wanda Palo. Survivors include
her son, Sherman Weeks and wife, Rebecca, of Jones, Mich.; two daughters,
Mary McKnight and husband, James, of Wewahitchka, and Glenda Scott, of
Chipley; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
MRS. CHARLIE LEE SOREY
Mrs. Charlie Lee Sorey, age 73, Campbellton, Florida, passed Tuesday
evening in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. Funeral
arrangement are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later
WILLIE C. RUSTIN
Willie C. Rustin, 83, of Chipley, Fla., passed from this life on Sunday,
May 20, 2001, at his residence. He had resided in Chipley, Fla., since
1979, a former resident of Miami, Fla. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday,
May 23, 2001, at the Wachob Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Singletary officiating.
Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001,
at the Wachob Chapel in Chipley, Fla.
JASON SUNDANCE SMITH
Jason Sundance Smith, 23, of Chipley, passed away Friday, May 18, 2001,
as a result of an automobile accident. He was a lifelong resident of Chipley.
He was Protestant by faith. He graduated from Chipley High School in 1996
where he was an honor student. He attended Chipola Junior College in Marianna.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Wachob
Chapel in Chipley with the Rev. James Vickery and the Rev. Mark Budd officiating.
Burial will follow in the Wachob-Forest Lawn Cemetery with Brown Funeral
Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today,
May 21, 2001, at the Wachob Chapel. Survivors are father, Cecil Smith and
wife, Sherry, of Chipley; mother, Sharon Dilmore and husband, James, of
Chipley; two brothers, Casey Smith and Fletcher Dilmore, both of Chipley;
one sister, Cynthia Lynn Smith, of Chipley; maternal grandmother, Sarah
Rudd of Cottondale; maternal grandfather, John and wife, Helen Rudd, of
Marianna; maternal great-grandfather, Thomas E. Owens, of Panama City;
and paternal grandmother, Dorothy H. Smith, of Chipley. Those asked to
serve as active pallbearers are Tony Simmons, David Greer, Billy Wright,
Austin Smith, Mark Rudd, Jim Rudd, Michael Rudd, Dusty Rudd and Jarrod
Mrs. Marie Day, 92, passed away Friday, May 18, 2001, at Mariner Health
Care in Bonifay, Fla. Mrs. Day was a member of the Church of God by Faith.
Mrs. Day was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes;
her husband, Ralph Day; three sons: Horace, John Gilbert and Jack; and
one daughter, Ruby Whitaker. Mrs. Day is survived by two sons: Tony Day
and Joe Day, both of Bonifay; five daughters: Ruth Shehane of Columbus,
Ga., Inez Wilcox of Bonifay, Sue Andrews of Bonifay, Geraldine Ward of
Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Katy White of Bonifay; one sister, Evelyn Robinette
of Columbus; 31 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., today, May 20, at Sims Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Tommy Moore, Rev. Mike White, and Rev. Rodney Cullpepper
officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonifay Cemetery.
FENNER LEE OWEN
Mr. Fenner Lee Owen, 68, of Ebro, Fla. passed away on Monday, May 14,
2001, after a brief illness in a local hospital. Born in Holmes County,
Fla., he moved to Panama City Beach in 1965. He helped pioneer the "Long
Beach" area on Panama City Beach where he owned Fenner's Garage, Ice House,
and Go-Kart Track. He also owned Fenner's Garage on Middle Beach Road and
recently owned Owens's Garage on Thomas Drive. Mr. Owen was a member of
Gulf Beach Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a
member of Shaddai Shrine Temple, Pythagoras Masonic Lodge No. 358 and was
an avid outdoorsman. Two brothers, Mr. Jempsey Owen and David Herschel
Owen precede him in death. Mr. Owen is survived by his loving wife of 48
years, Alma Rita Owen of Ebro; two daughters, Patricia Owens and husband
Ronald and Trease Kloess and husband Ed, all of Panama City Beach; one
brother, Carey Beasley of West Bay; three sisters, Genia Hall of Pensacola,
Myrtle J. Petty of Gainesville and Lucy Mae Sally of Bartow; four grandchildren,
Robin, Patricia and Brooke Owens and Sky Kloess, all of Panama City Beach;
and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted on
Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. in Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel with
Father Tom Weller, the Rev. J.L. McGarrity and friends officiating. Honorary
pallbearers will be Rick Clark, Jeremy Joyce, Mark Adams, Allen Owen, Bill
Humphrey, Danny Kitchens, Jim King and the Masons of Pythagoras Lodge No.
MADGE HUDSON RUSTIN
Madge Hudson Rustin, 97, of Chipley, Fla., passed from this life on
Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Chipley. She was a lifelong resident of Chipley.
She was a Baptist by faith. Graveside services will be today, May 15, at
10 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Singletary officiating.
Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Wachob
Chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rustin; and a
son, Ronnie Rustin. Survivors are J.T. Rustin and wife Margaret of Chipley,
Bernard Rustin and wife Mary of Chipley, Joe Rustin and wife Charlotte
of Abbeville, Ga., Kenneth Rustin and wife Mary Nell of Chipley; four daughters,
Virginia McDaniel of Chipley, Celma Waymire and husband John of Chipley,
Clara Newsom and husband Bo of Bonifay, Dorothey Williams and husband Glen
of Port St. Joe; one brother, Mervin Hudson of Pensacola; 26 grandchildren,
44 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers
will be her grandsons.
LESLIE AARON HARRELL
Leslie Aaron Harrell, 91, of Chipley, Fla., passed from this life on
Monday, May 14, 2001, in Chipley, Fla. He was a lifelong resident of Chipley.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of First Baptist Church in Chipley.
He was a graduate of the 1933 Class of Chipley High School, Chipley. Honorary
member of Northwest Florida Square Dancers Association. Funeral services
will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Chipley, with
the Rev. Michael Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery
with Brown Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Brown Funeral Home, Chipley. Survivors include
his wife, Lillian S. Harrell of Chipley; three daughters, Shelby and husband
John McElligott of Pensacola, Nina and husband Don Brown of Chipley, Vicki
Diaz of Gross Point Farms, Mich.; one brother, Gay Harrell of Chipley;
nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
LONNIE WALKER, SR.
Mr. Lonnie Walker, Sr., age 87, of Graceville, Fla., passed Monday
evening in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Christian Memorial
Mrs. Linnie Fowler, 92, of Graceville, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at
Grandview Living in Bonifay of natural causes. Funeral services will be
held at New Home Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 10 a.m. with
the Rev. John L. Jones and the Rev. W.L. Sheffield officiating. Burial
will follow in the church cemetery with James and Lipford Funeral Home
directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from
5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest
Florida, 2917B Optimist Drive, Marianna, FL 32448. Mrs. Fowler was born
in Graceville on March 9, 1909. In 1926, she married Clayton Fowler, who
was also a native resident of Graceville. In addition to the 29 years,Mrs.
Fowler worked for Gold Kist Peanut Corp., she worked side-by-side with
her husband tending crops and livestock on the family farm. Mrs. Fowler
was a lifelong member of New Home Baptist Church, active church worker
and friend to many in the Graceville community. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Clayton Fowler; a son, Hubert Fowler; and daughter, Dorothea
McKnight. Mrs. Fowler is survived by a son, Tommy Fowler and wife, Lena
of Graceville; daughter, Jean Weekley and husband, Charles of Tallahassee;
11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Richard Brantley, 39, of Chipley, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in Marianna.
He had lived in Chipley for the past 10 years, coming from Marianna. Graveside
services and burial will be held Monday, May 14, at 11 a.m. in the Wachob
Forest Lawn Cemetery in Chipley with the Rev. Ray Johnson officiating and
Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
ELI JEFFERSON HARRELL
Eli Jefferson Harrell, 89, of Chipley, passed away from this life Saturday,
May 5, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Harrell was a lifelong
resident of Washington County, a member of First Baptist Church of Chipley,
Hadji Temple of Pensacola, a member of the Panhandle Shrine Club and a
member of the Orion Masonic Lodge. Mr. Harrell was Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Washington County for 16 years and District Director of Welfare
for 12 years. He owned and operated Evergreen Construction for many years
here in Chipley. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations
be made to Shriners Burn Hospital and Crippled Children's Hospital, honoring
Mr. Harrell's wishes. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m.
in the First Baptist Church in Chipley, with the Rev. Adolph Phares and
the Rev. Mike Orr officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery
with Masonic Honors at the graveside with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley
directing. Visitation will be today, May 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Wachob
Forest Lawn Chapel. Mr. Harrell is survived by one brother, J.T. Harrell
of Chipley; two grandchildren, Roger Laney III, of Chipley and Sheila Kirkland
of Chipley; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea Laney, Chase Laney, Justin
Kirkland and Jared Kirkland, all of Chipley.
T. JULIAN WEBB JR.
T. Julian Webb Jr., 65, of Chipley, Fla., passed from this life on
Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Tampa, Fla. He was a lifelong resident of Chipley,
Fla. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at Wachob Chapel
with Dr. Kermit Soileau officiating. Burial will be in Wachob Forest Lawn
Cemetery, Chipley, Fla., with Brown Funeral Home directing. The family
will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today, May 6, at Wachob Chapel. Survivors
are his wife, Alexina Webb of Chipley; two sons, Alex Webb of Chipley and
Scott Webb of Panama City Beach; one daughter, Shana Webb of Tampa; three
grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made
to Cancer and Leukemia Research Foundation.
JAMES "DOUG" BRANNON
James “Doug” Brannon, 66, of Cottondale, passed away Thursday, March
29, 2001 in Jackson Hospital. Services will be held today, Sunday, April
1 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Cottondale with Pastor Jack
Brock officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Freewill Baptist Church
Cemetery in Steel City. The family received friends Saturday, March 31
from 5-8 p.m. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted
or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cottondale Building
BROWN H. BELL
Mr. Brown H. Bell, age 87, of Chipley, died Wednesday afternoon, March
28, 2001, in the Washington County Convalescent Center. The funeral will
be Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Damascus Baptist Church of
Graceville with Mr. Jack Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in the
Noma Cemetery in Noma, Fla. with Williams Funeral Home directing. The family
will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
TONY ALLEN THARP
Mr. Tony Allen Tharp, age 42, of Bayou George, formerly of Jackson
County, died Sunday, March 25, 2001. Mr. Tharp was a lifelong resident
of Jackson County before moving to the Bayou George area. Mr. Tharp loved
his family and was a people person. He also loved to fish and ride motorcycles.
Mr. Tharp was preceded in death by his father, Allen Tharp in 1996. Survivors
include his wife, Vickie Tharp of Bayou George; one son, Travis Allen Tharp
of Cottondale; his mother, Mrs. Sharon R. Morris of Kynesville, Fla.; two
brothers, Dennis Tharp and wife, Sue Ann, of Marianna, and Timothy G. Tharp
of Cocoa, Fla. Mr. Tharp is survived by his grandparents, Howard and Alta
Morris of Kynesville and Mrs. Gertrude Tharp of Cottondale. Memorial services
for Mr. Tharp will be held Wednesday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marianna
Chapel Funeral Home. The family has asked that everyone come dressed in
casual attire. Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Shriner's
Childrens Hospital at P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631.
MILLARD E. GOLDEN
Mr. Millard E. Golden, 79, of Graceville, died Monday, March 26, 2001,
at Southeast Alabama Medical Center following an extended illness. The
graveside service with full military honors will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. J.D. Allen and the Rev. Marcus
Caraway officiating and James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville
directing. The family will receive friends at their home. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests those wishing to make memorials would do so to Damascus
Baptist Church, 5083 Highway 77, Graceville, Fla. 32440.
ROY L. WEST
Roy L. West, 66, of Chipley, Fla., departed this life on March 24,
2001, at his resident near Chipley. Mr. West is a native of Dover, Fla.,
moving to Chipley several years ago. He was a Baptist by faith and a member
of Oak Grove Church, where he served as deacon. He was a heavy equipment
operator. He has cleared a lot of land for people of Washington and surrounding
counties. Survivors include wife, Dottie West, of Chipley; three sons:
Chet West of Colorado Springs, Co., Dave West of Hollywood, Ala., and Neil
West of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Wilburn West, of Dover, Fla.; four
sisters: Clara West, Gerri Rappa and Wanda Taylor all of Dover, Fla., and
Lavell Carlisle of Thonotosassa, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bonnett Pond Church with the Rev. Corbin
Hicks and the Rev. James Harrell officiating. Burial will follow in the
Church Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at
Brown Funeral Home today from 6 to 8 p.m.
ROY "OSSIE" LANIER
Roy “Ossie” Lanier, 82, of Cottondale, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001
at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March
23, 2001 at Lord Funeral Home with Revs. James Vickery and Clif Smith officiating.
Burial will follow in Alford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish
may make memorial contributions to the Marianna Branch of Hospice of Northwest
Florida, 2917 B Optmist Drive, Marianna, 32446.
Flarrie White, 76, of Cottondale, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 at
Bay Medical Center. Services were held March 20 at 11 a.m. at Marianna
Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Done Price, Dr. Charles Hughes, and Rev.
Carlton Baggett officiating. Interment was in the Alford City Cemetery
with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends
Monday, March 19 at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials
may be made to Alford Assembly of God Ladies Ministry. Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Floyd Adkison, 87, Chipley, Fla., died Monday, March 19, 2001,
at his residence following an extended illness. The funeral will be 11
a.m. Thursday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Adam Osborne
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James & Lipford
Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the
funeral home 6-8 tonight. Flowers will be accepted or the family requests
those wishing to make memorials do so to Hospice of the Emerald Coast,
P.O. Box 637, Marianna, FL, 32447; or Poplar Springs Baptist Church Building
Fund, 1098 Lovewood Road, Chipley, FLA, 32428.
Jr. Bishop Julius Moore Sr., 65, of Chipley, died March 14, in the
North West Florida Community Hospital of Chipley. He was a native of Washington
County, a pastor, shepherd and counselor of God. He cared deeply for his
members and people in the community. Funeral services will be held Tuesday,
March 20, at 12 noon at Johnsons Temple First Born Church in Chipley with
Sr. Bishop W.L. Johnson, Jr. Bishop Wiley McQueen, Bishop S.J. Williams,
the Rev. Price Wilson and Bishop J.C. Howard, officiating. Interment will
follow in the Southside Cemetery in Chipley with the Cooper Funeral Home
directing. The remains will lie in state at the church one-hour prior to
services. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Sarah Moore of Chipley;
mother, Mrs. Ella Rhea Moore; daughters: Fredia Ackin and husband, Al,
Emily and Drucilla Moore of Fort Washington, Md.; sons: Allen B. Moore
and wife, Debra of Arizona, Curtis Moore of Chipley, Fla., Alvin Moore
and wife, Charlene of Fort Washington, Md., and Sgt. Rennie Moore and wife,
Carolyn of St. Mary, Ga.; sisters: Julia Jelks, Wilhelmina Moore of Rochester,
N.Y., Berta L. Williams and husband, Bishop S.J. Williams, Claratha Moore
of Chipley and Mary D. Shackelford of Orlando; grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on
Monday from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel.
JESSIE HUTCHINS HOWELL
Jessie Hutchins Howell, age 90, of Chipley, Florida passed away Monday,
March 12, 2001, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. She was
a life-long resident of Washington County. She was of the Free Will
Baptist faith. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14, 2001,
at 2:00 p.m. at Wachob Chapel with Rev. Allan Austin and Rev. Bill Wheeler
officiating. Burial followed at Rock Hill Cemetery with Brown Funeral
Home of Chipley directing. She was preceded in death by her mother
and father, Adie and Avaline Grantham; husband, Thomas Howell; sons, Alton
Hutchins, Jr., Clarence Sylvester Hutchins, Robert Earl Hutchins; daughter,
Kathlean Barnes; brother and wife, Willy and Mary Grantham; sisters and
husbands, Molly and Buster Rogers, Maggie and Parker Hancock, Lizzie and
Tal Hutchins, Lillie and Earn Taylor, Doll and Jim Taylor, Dovie and Elvin
Burch, Ledie and Teak Taylor. Survivors are: 3 daughters, Addlean
Corbin and husband Eugene of Cottondale, Geraldine Boyett and husband Leroy
of Chipley, Betty Taylor and late husband Fred of Ft. Walton Beach; 1 brother,
Earnest and wife Mae Grantham of Greenhead; 1 sister, Ollie Mae Smith of
Panama City; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren.
GEORGE W. HOWARD
George W. Howard, 83, of Graceville (Springhill Community) died Tuesday,
March 6, 2001 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9 at the chapel of James & Lipford
Funeral Home in Graceville with Rev. Hamp Christmas officiating. Burial
will follow in Howard Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral
home Thursday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.