Miscellaneous Washington County, Florida Obituaries - 2001

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REIGN HUGH SHIPLEY
Reign Hugh Shipley, 72, of Vernon, Fla., passed from this life on Friday, October 26, 2001, at Chipley, Fla. He had been a resident of Vernon for the past 30 years, coming from St. Joe. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of East Side Baptist Church of Vernon where he served as a deacon. He was a mason in Greensburg, Ky., member of the Chipley Giddeon Camp, principal for 1 year in Kentucky, a Travel Agent, Director of Bay Wind Band in Panama City, commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel, Whose Who in American Education and teacher of the year at the Vernon Middle School. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at the Wachob Chapel with the Revs. Edward Pilarczyk, Johnnie Jones and Ray Cotton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wachob Chapel. Burial will be in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Ky. Survivors are wife, Lenore Shipley of Vernon; son, William J. Shipley of Bonifay; two daughters, Mary Joe Watlington of Laurel, Maryland and Carol Margret Sisk of Lafayefte, Ind.; and four grandchildren.

MARY ALICE PETERS
Mary Alice Peters, 83, of Marianna and formerly of Graceville died Friday, October 26, 2001 in Jackson Hospital. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1946. Family visitation will be at Lord Funeral Home, Sunday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A memorial will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Monday, October 29 at 10 a.m. with Elder Michael Clark officiating, to be followed by graveside services at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Graceville with Elder Ray Collins officiating and Lord Funeral Home directing.

CARLTON LEONARD DAVIDSON
Carlton Leonard Davidson, 81, of Chipley, Fla., passed from this life on Thursday, October 25, 2001, at his residence in Chipley. He was a lifelong resident of Chipley. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Chipley with the Revs. Stan Weatherford, Michael Orr and Gary Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. October 28, at Wachob Chapel. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Survivors include wife, Ruth Bush Davidson, Chipley; two sons, Wade Davidson, Chipley, Billy Davidson, Chipley; one daughter, Linda Jolley, Chipley; two brothers, Alton Davidson, Chipley, Durell Davidson, Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Luvern Schultz, Panama City, Vernell Doyle, Willington, N.C.; five grandchildren.

LILLIAN M. HASELMAN
Lillian M. Haselman, 87, of Graceville, Fla., died Thursday, October 25, 2001, at Jackson Hospital following an extended illness. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. EST Monday, October 29, 2001, in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Lake Worth, Fla. Family will receive friends at James & Lipford Funeral Home noon-2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2001.

JEREMIAH J. COLEY
Jeremiah J. Coley, 75, of Marianna, died Thursday, October 25, 2001, in Blountstown. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Rudolph Sims officiating. Burial was in the Sims Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 26, at the funeral home.

WILLIAM ALBERT KING
William Albert “Sonny” King, 61, of Sneads died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at his residence in Sneads. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. (CDT) Friday, October 26 at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Chapel in Sneads. Burial will be in the Pope Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 25, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

HOWARD TERRALL ARNOLD
Howard Terrall Arnold, 38, of Grand Ridge died Monday, October 22, 2001, at Jackson Hospital. Funeral services will be held graveside on Thursday, October 25, at 3 p.m. at Bethel Assembly of God Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Johnson officiating and Lord Funeral Home of Marianna directing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may make a contribution to the Florida Sheriff’s Boys Ranch.

WILLIE GENE SAWYER
Mr. Willie Gene Sawyer, 69, of Fountain, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001, at his residence. He was a native of Midland City, Ala., and had lived most of his life in Bay County. Mr. Sawyer was the owner/operator of Gene's Bait and Tackle and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended Youngstown Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Sawyer is survived by his wife, Imogene Sawyer, of Fountain, Fla.; his children, Doyle Yarbrough Sawyer of Bonifay, Fla., Teresa Madison of New York state and Michael Sawyer of South Carolina, and Willie Gene Sawyer II and Darryl Bud Sawyer, both of Fountain; two sisters, Martha Farmer of Columbus, Ga., and Zona Lee Sasser of Valley, Ala.; 20 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with military honors conducted by the U.S. Army. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Doyle Sawyer, Gene Sawyer, Darryl Sawyer, Jerry Croff, Jason Croff and Joe Croff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home October 24, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m.

BERNARD WOODIE MANNON
Bernard Woodie Mannon, 82, of Marianna died Sunday, October 21, 2001, in Jackson Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at Maddox Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Seedorf, Joey Woodruff and the Rev. Donnie Peacock officiating and James and James Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. Burial will follow in Welker Cemetery in Manchester, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.

BETTY J. INMAN
Betty J. Inman, 78, of Marianna died Saturday, October 20, 2001, at Marianna Convalescent Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at Lord Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Harbert officiating. Burial will be in Cypress Cemetery with Lord Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

ELMA LULA BUCHANAN RICHARDSON
Elma Lula Buchanan Richardson, 89, of 3916 Richardson Road, Panama City, died Saturday, October 20, 2001, in the Bay Crest Nursing Center. She was born in West Bay, Fla., and had been a lifelong resident of Bay County. She was a member of the Millville Advent Christian Church, where she served as choir director, organist, pianist, Sunday School teacher and deaconess. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Panama Chapter 102, where she served as Past Worthy Matron, the Woman's Home and Foreign Mission Society, where she served as past president of the Florida and South Georgia Conference. She was a past member of the Panama City Garden Club and the Model A Club. She is survived by her husband, Renfroe Richardson; daughter, Virginia Vignali and her husband, Carl, all of Panama City; three grandchildren, Rosemary Woodhouse of Atglen, Pa., Linda Guevarez of Tampa, Fla., Carl Vignali of Lockhart, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Rachel Guevarez, Faith Guevarez, Vicki Woodhouse, Valerie Woodhouse, Rebecca Vignali; three sisters, Eula Clark of Pinckney, Mich., Louise Harrison of West Bay, Betty Dula and her husband, Jesse, of Panama City; three brothers, Oscar Buchanan and his wife, Juanita, of Chipley, Timothy Buchanan and his wife, Margie, of Panama City, Clyde Buchanan of Marianna, Fla.; brother-in-law, Dr. W.W. Richardson and his wife, Loretta of Graceville, Fla.; sister-in-law, Glady Seibert and her husband, Karl of Elberta, Ala. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens with Eastern Star rites conducted at the graveside. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those desiring to may make a contribution to the Millville Advent Christian Church in memory of Elma Richardson. The family would like to thank the staff of Bay Crest Nursing Center and her caregiver, Barbara Grimes, for their excellent care.

TIMOTHY GRANTHAM
Timothy Grantham, age 43, of Chipley, FL, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2001, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born October 18, 1958, to Hershel and Blanche (Langford) Grantham in Jackson County, but lived most of his life in Chipley. Funeral services will be Monday, October 22nd, at the Faith Covenant Fellowship Church in Washington County, FL, with the Rev. Ronnie Gene Hagan and Rev. Roy Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery (Duncan Community) with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing. He was preceded in death by his father, Hershel R. Grantham; brother, Bobby Gene Grantham; and a sister, Ann Neel. He is survived by his wife, Kay Grantham; son, Caleb M. Grantham; daughter, Kara L. Grantham; his mother, Blanche L. Grantham; six brothers, Charles Grantham and wife Juanita of Chipley, Robert Grantham and wife Belinda, Larry Grantham and wife Gayle, John Grantham and wife Ann, Donnie Grantham and wife Patty, David Grantham and wife Cathy; one sister, Alyce Grim of Chipley; and a host of nieces and nephews. Flowers are acceptable but those who wish may donate to the Tim Grantham Cancer Fund at Regions Bank. Visitation will be Sunday, October 21st, from 6-8 p.m. at Wachob Chapel in Chipley.

HARVEY WHITEHEAD
Harvey A. Whitehead, 51, of Cottondale, died Wednesday October 17, 2001, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21, at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastors James Lamb and Dr. Shirley Dempsey, Chaplain, officiating. Burial was in the Cottondale First Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing. Memorials may be made to the Cottondale First Assembly of God Church building fund.

HENRY M. DICKSON, JR.
Henry M. Dickson, Jr., 92, of Grand Ridge died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at Faith Haven Assembly of God Church in Grand Ridge with the Revs. Jeff Dubose, Paul Griffin and Marlene Owens officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery with James and James Funeral Home-Maddox Chapel of Marianna directing. Those who wish to may make contributions to Covenant Hospice of Northwest Florida, 4349 Lafayette St., Building 2, Marianna, FL-32448 or the American Cancer Society.

JOHN E. PETERSON
Mr. John E. Peterson, 90, of Southport, Fla., died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of this area and worked for civil service as an engineer. Mr. Peterson was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Shriners, VFW Post 314 and the American Legion Post 375. Mr. Peterson was retired from the U.S. Navy and also served as past district vice president of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America. He is survived by two sons, John L. Peterson and wife, Peggy, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Henry L. Peterson of Southport; one daughter, Betty L. Ettinger of Arizona; one sister, Lucille Land of Panama City; one brother-in-law, Ernest Greer of Southport, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kecia Deofeo and Abby Grace Peterson; one great-grandchild, Andrew J. Betts and special friend, Darline Davis of Southport, Fla. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 19, 2001, at 3 p.m. in the Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Steve Southerland II officiating. Interment will follow in Old Southport Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at graveside. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

LILLIE PAULINE SHEPARD
Lillie Pauline Shepard, age 88, of Dothan, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center following an extended illness. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Southern Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Jerry Spencer and Rev. Ray Jones officiating. Private burial will follow in the Memory Hill Cemetery with Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 Thursday at the funeral home. Flowers are being accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

RUSSELL ELLSWORTH SHARP, SR.
Russell Ellsworth Sharp Sr., 79, of Dothan, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Woodham officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2001 at the funeral home.

JAMES EARL HENDERSON
James Earl Henderson, 63, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center with his family by his side. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Kent-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 Thursday at the funeral home. The Revs. John Lucas, John Smith, and Michael Whitt will officiate. Interment will be in Howard Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of Mr. Henderson, 14115 Cottonwood Road, Cottonwood.

JARUSHIA MOORE
Jarushia Moore, 73, of Greenwood, Fla., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, after a short illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Horace Williams Mortuary.

RAY R. FOX
Ray R. Fox, 78, of 104 Radford St., Hartford, died after an extended illness, Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at Flowers Hospital. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Bottoms Garden Chapel with the Rev. Scott Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Hartford City Cemetery with Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home of Hartford directing. Visitation will be 6-8 Thursday at the funeral home.

TED FOREHAND
Ted Forehand, 66, of Enterprise, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at Medical Center Enterprise. Funeral arrangements may be obtained by calling Searcy Funeral Home.

CHRISTINE D. SMITH
Christine D. Smith, 85, of Greenwood, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, in Marianna. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18, at the Greenwood Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Richard C. Perkins officiating and James and James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel directing.

CLEO SHEFFIELD
Cleo Sheffield, 89, of Esto, Fla., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at the Mariner Health Care, in Bonifay, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2001 at Esto Baptist Church with Rev. Hamp Christmas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the Esto Baptist Church Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Esto Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, General Delivery, Esto, Fla. 32425.

RUTH WIGGLESWORTH
Ruth Wigglesworth, 70, 294 Woods St., Cottonwood, died Tuesday, October 16 after an extended illness. Arrangements will be announced later by Horace Williams Mortuary.

GENERAL LEONARD WOOD
General Leonard Wood, 81, of Cook Road, (Darlington Community) Westville, Fla., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at the family residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Frank McIntosh and Rev. Omar Deen officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Samson directing. Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

SAMUEL H. BROOKS
Samuel H. “Dock” Brooks, 66, of #37 Nobles Rd. Cottonwood, Ala., died Tuesday October 16, 2001 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Lovehill Assembly of God Church. Rev. Marrell Turvin, Rev. Franklin Wood, Rev. Mike Whitt and Rev. Curtis Grant will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. The interment will be held at Harper’s Joy Assembly of God Church.

JAMES T. CULPEPPER
Mr. James T. Culpepper, 82, of Lynn Haven, Fla., passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at a local hospital. He had been a resident of the area for 32 years, coming here from Albany, Ga. Mr. Culpepper was a builder and developer. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Temple, and the York Rite Temple. Mr. Culpepper was a Presbyterian elder for 44 years and a member of the Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hazel Davis Culpepper, of Lynn Haven, Fla.; a son, James Thomas Culpepper IV and his wife, Anne W. of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Marie C. Norton of Panama City Beach; two grandchildren, James Thomas Culpepper V of Burlington, Kan., and Anne-Marie Clark and her husband, Lee C. of Mt. Dora, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Culpepper and Alexis and Zachary Clark; a special nephew, Bill Reaves and his wife, Nancy; and a special niece, Hazel Robinson and her husband, Rob. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bill Norton. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2001, at the Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church with Dr. Kenneth Churchill and Dr. John Deason officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Bill Headley, Bill Holt, Bill Reaves, Craig Reeves, Todd Reaves, and Mike Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will include: Members of Crew of LSM 460, Ross Gatlin, Joe Hauser, Jesse Lathan, Hill Mauldin, Gene Miekle, Jim Murphy, Ted Neal, Louie Porter, Dewey Reaves, Will Seltzer, Bill Stone, and Bob Thomas. The family will receive friends at Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church Wednesday, October 17, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the Memorial Fund of Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church, 271 S. Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.

ELIZABETH ELLIS NIXON
On October 16, 2001, Elizabeth Ellis Nixon, a lifelong resident of Panama City, Fla., died peacefully at her home. She was the daughter of Grady and Nellie Belle Ellis and was a graduate of Bay County High School. She was the widow of Ray Boyer Nixon, whose death preceded hers by three years. While she was a former member of the St. Andrew Bay Yacht Club, the First United Methodist Church, and worked for many years as secretary to the county judge for Bay County, she always considered her family as her pride and love. "Libba," as she was affectionately called by all, had three children, James M. Nixon II and his wife, Judy, of Bradenton, Fla., Ray Byron Nixon and Sandy Summerbell of Panama City, Janet Nixon Dunkin and her husband, David, of Englewood, Fla.; three sisters, Eloise Smith and her husband, Horace, Martha Thorne, Mary Catherine Warren and her husband, Loyd; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Downer, Florence Ellis, all of Panama City; five grandchildren, James M. (Jimmy) Nixon III, Shelly Nixon, Jennifer Nixon Owens and her husband, Rick, Staci Dunkin, Eric Byron Nixon; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Joseph Owens, Emily Lyn Owens; and numerous nieces and nephews. In the last years of Libba's life, she was constantly cared for by Bennie Betties and her extended family, whose love, care, and consideration was greatly appreciated by Libba, and her children and family will be eternally grateful. The family appreciates the tender care by the staff of Covenant Hospice. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Warren officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Those desiring to may make a contribution to Covenant Hospice in memory of Libba Nixon.

FRANCES G. WEST
Mrs Frances G. West, 85, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at a local nursing facility. She had been a resident of the area since 1946, coming here from Geneva, Ala. Mrs. West was a member of the Eastern Star of St. Andrew, the Springfield Community Church, and was a charter member of the Maple Avenue Baptist Church of Geneva, Ala. She is survived by two sons, Charles W. West Sr. and his wife Carolyn of Panama City, Fla., and Ray B. West of Douglas Landing, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara "Clark" Kemp and her husband, Joe of Panama City; a sister, Flossie "Hatcher" Kinley of Nicholas, Ga.; two brothers, Woodrow Hatcher and his wife, Marie of Geneva, Ala., and J.W. Hatcher and his wife, Janie of Dothan, Ala.; five grandchildren, Charles W. West Jr., Deborah K. Merritt, Theresa L. Cutchins, Brian K. Clark and Jennifer A. Clark; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2001, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard C. Browning and the Rev. Virgil Vickers officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, October 18, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHITTIE JAMES 'SAP' SAFFOLD
Whittie James Saffold, 59, of 403 E. Ninth St., went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 15, 2001, at Bay Medical Center. He was born in Dothan, Ala., to the late John A. and Ida Mae Saffold. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mary Bell Saffold. His passing is a deep loss to his family and friends. Survivors include wife, Carolyn Richardson Saffold of Panama City; three children, Dexter Dickens of Tallahassee, Roslyn N. Dickens of Plano, Texas, and Stacy (Jeannie) Saffold of Panama City; grandchildren, Tiffany Dickens, Stacy (Jay) Saffold II, Ayana A. Dickens and Zachary Tyler Saffold; godchildren, Kendrick Johnson and Dexter (D.J.) Anderson Jr; four brothers, Harvey (Gaines Ella) Saffold of New York, N.Y., the Rev. Johnny C. (Ernestine) Saffold of Dothan, Ala., Jonathan (Ruby) Brown of Newark, N.J., and Elder Mechelle (Bessie) Saffold of Indianapolis, Ind.; six sisters, Mae Bell Guilford of Panama City, Fla., Loraine (Lester) Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sarah (Leroy) Afford, Elizabeth ( Linnie Earl) Branch, Tressie (Chester) Streeter, all of Dothan, Ala., and Joann (Charles) Wilcox of Houston, Texas; brothers-in-law, retired Sgt. Maj. Ben J. (Patricia) Richardson Jr. of Daleville, Ala., James A. (Patricia) Richardson, Louis (Joyce) Anderson, both of Panama City, Fla., and David (Geraldine) Lewis of Port St. Joe, Fla.; sister-in-law, Ida M. (Elder Richard) Roe, of Springfield Ohio, numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives. Special people in his life, Oscar (Margaret) Martin of Birmingham, Ala., Arthur (Iona) Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif., Tina (the Rev. Frank) Warrell of Chesapeake, Va., Kenney (Annette) Tlirntine, Coley (Joletha) Coleman, Ailer Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lewis and Pattie Cox, all of Panama City, Fla. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 20, at noon at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Delwynn G. Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Kent Forest Lawn Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Visitation hours will be Friday, October 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church and from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gainer Family Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday.

CHARLES HENRY QUATTLEBAUM
Charles Henry Quattlebaum, 54, died in a local hospital Monday morning, October 15. He is survived by a brother, Donald Quattlebaum of Louisiana; an aunt, Annie Myrl Paulk of Panama City; cousins, Henry Sinard, Richard Sinard, Valton Sinard, JoAnne Rhodes, Ray Neal Paulk, all of Panama City, Mary Sue Riley of Youngstown, Gerri Barrow of Fountain, and Jimmy Paulk of Gadsden, Ala.

NANCY JANE LANGFORD
Nancy Jane Langford, 81, of 1201 S. Petty St. died Monday, October 15, 2001 at Jackson County Convalescent Center in Marianna, Fla. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Kent-Thornton Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Frank Arledge and Rev. Charles Langford. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The interment will be held at Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan.

FRANCES S. PEACOCK
Frances S. Peacock, 86, a resident of Harmonie Home, died early Monday morning, October 15, 2001 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Byrd Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Grandstaff and Rev. Billy Rich officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing.

PATRICIA O'BRIEN BAXLEY
Patricia O’Brien Baxley, 73, of Enterprise, died Monday, October 15, 2001 in Enterprise. Funeral arrangements may be obtained by calling Searcy Funeral Home.

OLNA ANNETTE WILLIAMS BARBER
Olna Annette Williams Barber, 87, of 208 Third Avenue, Ashford, died early Monday morning, October 15, 2001 at Wesley Manor Retirement Center following a short illness. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Ashford First Baptist Church with Dr. William H. Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Ashford City Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing.

PAULINE ETHERIDGE
Mrs. Pauline Etheridge, 59, of 4807 Sunset Drive, Parker, died Monday, October 15, 2001, in her home. She was previously the insurance office supervisor at Bay Medical Center, retiring from that position in 1990. Approximately two years before retiring, she was assigned as a computer analyst and was instrumental in coordinating the installation and operation of a patient accounting and billing system. Upon retirement in 1990, she immediately opened her own very successful medical consulting and administrative service; namely Medical Insurance Services. Born in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, she moved to Bay County with her family in 1955 and graduated from Bay High School in 1960. She was preceded in death by a son, Trenton Eric Etheridge. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, LTC (retired) John T. Etheridge; a son, Scott Allen Etheridge; her mother, Stella Newhook; a sister, Carol Kelley and her husband, Steve; a niece, Chantel Ford; all of Panama City; and numerous other aunts and uncles, residing in Florida and Newfoundland. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Moore officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are: Robert Howard, Eugene Roberts, Scott Etheridge, Steve Kelley, Everett Holmon and Michael Woodrow. Special thanks go to the following physicians for their expert and thoughtful care during her long illness, Dr. Rezeq Bataineh, Dr. Palep Rao, and Dr. Anthony Terracina.

LINDSEY ALEXUS SHIRLEY
Lindsey Alexus Shirley, 7, of Opp, Ala., died Monday, October 15, 2001, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Bros. Don Pittman and Danny Powell and the Rev. Orville Whitacre officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with James and Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

TELLIS FARRIER
Tellis Farrier, 80, of 415 South Pontiac Ave., Dothan, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at his home after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date along with a complete list of survivors by Varner Memorial Funeral Home.

PRENTISS D. MELDER
Prentiss D. Melder of 2425 Pretty Bayou Dr., Panama City, Fla., was born November 7, 1926, and died October 15, 2001, at his home. He had been a resident here since 1955, moving here from Cordele, Ga., and was a native of Glenmora-Melder, La. He was a graduate of Troy State University, Ala., and Auburn University, Ala. He was a music educator in Bay County and a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He taught at least ten thousand students during his 46 years of teaching. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Plant Melder; two sons, Mark and his wife, Stephanie, of Lynn Haven, Mike and his wife, Ann; four granddaughters, Linsey, Lesley, Elizabeth, and Jennifer and great-granddaughter, Audrey, all of Tallahassee; three sisters, Mrs. Yvonne Ingram and her husband, Grady, Mrs. Melba Rhame and Mrs. Mary Lou Davis, all of Panama City; one brother, Jesse H. Melder Jr., of Arlington, Texas; and a stepsister, Mrs. Betty Meacham of Columbus, Ga. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Bob McSpadden and Fred Sale officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Melder's wish, in lieu of flowers, was that a donation be made to the Music Department Scholarship Fund at Gulf Coast Community College, or the Music Department at Rutherford High School.

MARGARET FEARS BAXTER
Margaret Fears Baxter, 91, of Malone died Monday, October 15, 2001, in Marianna. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Maddox Chapel with the Rev. Bill Plazerin officiating. Burial will be in Collins Chapel Cemetery in Malone with James and James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at the funeral home.

KATHERINE D. RAWLS
Katherine D. “Kay” Rawls, 83, of Marianna died Monday, October 15, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, graveside at Greenwood Baptist Cemetery with Dr. Frank Hyles officiating and Lord Funeral Home of Marianna directing. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

NOVIE GARRETT
Novie “NJ” Garrett, 90, of Pansey, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Dothan City Cemetery, Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at the funeral home.

HELEN W. MILLER
Helen W. Miller, 80, of 1108 Appian Way, died Monday night, October 15, 2001 at Flowers Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2001, at Sunset Memorial Park with Dr. Hays McKay, Jr. officiating and Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 930850, Atlanta, Georgia, 31193-0850.

HERMAN CHILES
Herman Chiles, 82, of Rt. 3, Midland City, died early Monday morning, October 15, 2001, at his son’s residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. T.P. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Sylvan Grove Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary in Headland. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, Inc., P.O. Drawer 2127, Dothan, Ala., 36302.

LOUISE CHRISTINE WATERFIELD
The family of Christine Waterfield is mourning the death of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who passed away on Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2001. Christine was born in Etawah County in Alabama on May 28, 1909. She was married in St. Louis, Mo., and moved to Panama City in 1944, where she was a homemaker and a friend to all. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earle. She leaves behind one son and daughter-in-law, Bentley and Virginia Waterfield of Destin; one daughter, Mary Holbrook of Sandestin; four grandchildren, Benny Waterfield and wife, Karen, of Destin, Terri Barnette and husband, Billy, of Pensacola, and Kenneth Mattes and wife, Allison, of Pinehurst, N.C., and John Mattis of Atlanta, Ga. Her great-grandchildren are Taylor Waterfield of Destin and Lyndsey and Jordan Barnette of Pensacola. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Panama City. The Rev. Dennis B. Baum will officiate. Her ashes will be interred in the Memorial Garden at the church following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaughlin Funeral Home of Fort Walton Beach. The family requests that anyone who wishes to honor her memory may do so with donations in her name to St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Panama City's discretionary fund or the building fund of St. Andrews By-The-Sea in Destin.

JOSEPH LEE HALEY, JR.
Joseph Lee Haley, Jr., 75, of Enterprise, died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at his home in Enterprise. Funeral arrangements may be obtained by calling Searcy Funeral Home, Enterprise.

PEARLINE PARKER CHANDLER
Pearline Parker Chandler, 90, of 528 Alpha Street, Midland City, died late Sunday morning, October 14, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 16th, in the Midland City Community Church with the Rev. T. P. Martin and Chaplain John Withrock officiating. Burial will follow in the Midland City Cemetery with Holman-Headland Mortuary directing. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. The family will receive friends from 5 -7 p.m. October 15 at the mortuary in Headland.

ETHEL WEBB POCHE
Ethel Webb "Stripling" Poche, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2001, at her home. She was born in Walton County and has resided in Port St. Joe for the past 111/2 years. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Berhman A. Poche, and her son, James Malcolm Stripling. Ms. Poche is survived by her children; Shirley Walden of Port St. Joe, Charles Bryan Stripling of Pace, Levon Maurice Stripling of Port St. Joe and Sarah Elizabeth (Beth) Stripling of Pinellas Park; one brother, Wilmer Earle Webb of Corpus Christi, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The viewing will be held at Comforter Funeral Home Wednesday, October 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT. The graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, October 18, 2001, at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery near Pace and be conducted by the Rev. David Fernandez.

JESSIE WILLIAM BOTTOMS
Jessie "Bill" William Bottoms, 79, of Ozark, died at his residence, Sunday, October 14, 2001. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 16th, from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

PAUL T. PHILLIPS
Mr. Paul T. Phillips, age 65, of Panama City, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Bay Medical Center. Mr. Phillips owned U.S. PolyCon Corp., which manufactured insulation for underground steam piping systems throughout the United States. Born in 1936 in Buffalo, N.Y., and raised in Quincy, Mass., he was the son of Morris and Dorothy (Wagner) Phillips. He graduated from State University College of Technology at Delhi, N.Y, in 1959. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He had lived in Panama City since 1987. Mr. Phillips is survived by his children, Bruce Phillips of Lowell, Mass., and Tracy England of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; his sister, Lois Straffin, and her husband, Richard, of Rochester, Mass.; and his former wife, Edna May Meserve of Raynham, Mass. He is also survived by his former wife, Kathleen Vance of Panama City. Mr. Phillips continued his formal education in recent years, graduating in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in social science from Florida State University. A passionate advocate of Constitutional freedoms and critic of U.S. government policies, he frequently shared his views in letters published on The News Herald's editorial page. Mr. Phillips loved water skiing and competed in tournaments up and down the East Coast for nearly three decades. He could often be found skiing or behind the wheel of his boats on Deerpoint Lake. An observance in his memory is being held privately.

JOHN D. SIMPSON, SR.
John D. Simpson, Sr., 80, of Cottondale died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at his residence. A private memorial service will be held. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green Street Marianna, FL 32446.

JUANITA G. WHATLEY
Mrs. Juanita G. Whatley, age 78, of Panama City, Fla., died Saturday, October 13, 2001, in a local nursing home. Born in Pensacola, Fla., she moved here in 1956 from Pensacola. She worked at the Miracle Mile Resort for several years. Two daughters, Gail Odom and Gerald Anita Whatley; a grandson, Walter Barber; and a great-granddaughter, Brandy Mayo, precede her in death. Mrs. Whatley is survived by four children, Barbara Nichols of Fountain, Fla.; Hewey Whatley of Panama City, Fla., Joyce Barber and husband James of the Sandhills, Earlene Crooms and husband Bud of Fountain, Fla.; grandchildren, Carl and Cathy Nichols, Kenny and Toni Nichols, Anita Hewett, Lynn and John Lynch, Robert and Lorie, Callie Becker, Laura Whatley, Carol and Glenn Bishop, Brenda and Steve Rhodes, Debra and Jr. Ivey, Charles Mayo, Kevin and Dana Upshaw, Lisa Vickery, Thomas Wade and Brandy Odom; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 16, at 1 p.m. in the Southerland Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Floyd Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Sandhills Community Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Dewey Whatley, Wayne White, Alan White, Charles Mayo, Kevin Upshaw and Jr. Ivey. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, October 15th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

RUBY LEE NASH
Ruby Lee Nash, 92, of Panama City Beach, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, in a local nursing home. She had been a resident of Panama City Beach for the past 3 1/2 years, moving here from Austell, Ga. She attended the Gulf Beach Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, James W. Nash and his wife, Joan, of Panama City Beach, John C. Nash and his wife, Beverly, of Mableton, Ga.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST in the Mount Harmony Baptist Church, Mableton, Ga. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga. The family will receive friends at the Davis-Struemph Funeral Home, Austell, Ga., from 4 to 8 p.m. October 15.

WILLIAM B. KINGSLEY
William B. "Krack" Kingsley, 91, Ozark, died Sunday, October 13, 2001. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16th, from Claybank Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Billy D. Gaither officiating. Internment will follow with Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will speak with friends following the service at Claybank. It is requested that flowers be omitted and that any memorials be made to the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church, 201 East Avenue, Ozark, Ala., 36360, or to any charity of your choice.

MARY ADKINS
Mary Adkins, 75, Radcliff, Ky., formerly of Daleville, died Saturday, October 13, at her home in Radcliff, Ky. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Searcy Funeral Home.

CORA DELL SHIRAH
Cora Dell Shirah, 88, of Dothan, went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 13, 2001, at the Ozark Nursing Facility following an extended illness. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. October 15 in the Southern Heritage Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Doug Newsome officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing. The body will be placed in the chapel one hour prior to service time. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the chapel. At all other times, the family will be at the home of John C. and Billie Shirah, 206 National Rd., Dothan. Flowers are being accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

PATRICIA RUTH GALLE
Mrs. Patricia Ruth Galle, 75, of Daleville, Ala., died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at the Enterprise Medical Center in Enterprise, Ala. Mrs. Galle was born August 22, 1926, in Callaway, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Coon and Maida Grant Coon. Mrs. Galle was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bennie Coon; and sister, Mary Carolyn Girard. She is survived by her husband, Wilbert Douglas Galle, Minnesota; sons, Joel Galle, Orlando, Fla., Michael Galle, Ashford, Ala., Brian Galle, Daleville, Ala.; a sister, Leslie Galle Ward, Auburn, Ala.; grandchildren, Nathan Galle, Shalane Galle, Hannah Galle, Lyra Galle and Allison Galle; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Galle will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at Kent-Thornton Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date by the family.

HENRY KESSLER STANIER
Henry Kessler Stanier, 79, of Route 2, Samson, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, in his home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home in Geneva with Dr. John Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. Visitation will be October 15 in the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Community Hospice, 300 N. Edwards St., Enterprise, Ala., 36330.

INEZ RUTH HAZLETT HANSEN
Inez Ruth Hazlett Hansen, 91, a resident of The Terrace at Grove Park, Dothan, and a former resident of Pennsylvania, died early Saturday morning, October 13, 2001, at Flowers Hospital following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16th, at The Terrace at Grove Park, with Dr. R. Lawson Bryan officiating. Funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Pennsylvania. Byrd Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1380 W. Main Street, Dothan, Ala., 36303.

EUNICE LEE PETERMAN WARD
Eunice Lee Peterman Ward, 70, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter Baptist Church, 120 Girard St., Abbeville, with the Rev. Dr. James A. Smith, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Stanford & Sons Funeral Home in Abbeville.

HAROLD S. NOVAK
Harold S. Novak, 80, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 12, 2001. Originally from Kansas City, Kan., where he was employed as a mechanical engineer with Phillips Petroleum Company, he and his wife, Dorothy Lou, moved to Panama City Beach, Fla., in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Lou, of Panama City Beach; three children, Judith, from New York City, Steven, from Atlanta, and Sara, from Denver; four grandchildren, Tammie, Krista, Tracy, and Nina; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Brianna, and Ansley. Those desiring to, in lieu of flowers, can make contributions to the Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, or to the American Heart Association. A Witness to the Resurrection Memorial Service will be held at Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2001, with the Rev. Kenneth Churchill officiating. Visitation will be held during the hour preceding the service.

MAURICE S. SHINER
MSG (Ret.) Maurice S. Shiner, of Sullivan, Mo., formerly of Ozark, was called to serve God on October 12, 2001. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 16th, from the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Post Oak Baptist Cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday morning.

HUEY VIRGEL LUMLEY SR.
Funeral services for Huey Virgel Lumley Sr., 78, of 1106 W. 12th Court, Panama City, who died Friday, October 12, 2001, in his home, will be held October 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Adolph Bedsole, Dr. Jerry Moore, and Chaplain Ron L'Huillier officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Those desiring to may make a contribution to Hospice of the Emerald Coast, Gideons International, or the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Lumley. Active pallbearers are Ryan Buschmeyer, Casey Buschmeyer, Forrest Lumley, Martin Stanley, Gary Certalich, and Wayne George. Honorary pallbearers are Rodney Barnes, Carl Moody, Travis Whitman, John Parrish Sr., Andy Amann, Sonny McIver, Johnny Thompson, Roy Breedon, Dr. Ketan Patel, members of the St. Andrew Masonic Lodge No. 212, the Andy Amann Sunday School Class of Northside Baptist Church, and employees of Hospice of the Emerald Coast.

EUGENE E. CLOUSE, JR.
Eugene C. "Gene" Clouse, Jr., 77, a resident of Dothan and a former resident of Ozark, died Friday afternoon, October 12, 2001, in a Dothan Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 15th, at Memory Hill Cemetery with Dr. R. Lawson Bryan officiating and Byrd Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6267, Dothan, AL 36302.

HUBERT JOWERS
Hubert Jowers, 87, died Friday, October 12, 2001, in Marianna. Funeral services will be held at the Comander Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 15th, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the Sandy Creek Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday, October 14th, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. His nephews will serve as pallbearers. Flowers are acceptable.

MARY PACKWOOD BOWDEN
Mary Packwood Bowden, 85, of Altha, died Thursday morning, October 11, 2001, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14th, from the Altha First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha with Eastern Star services by the Blountstown chapter 179. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the Adams Funeral Home in Altha.

JACK 'DAD' PHILLIPS
Jack "Dad" Phillips Jr., 54, of Miami, Fla., passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at Northshore Hospital in Miami, Fla. Jack attended the Bay County school system. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Phillips Sr., and a brother, Woodrow Phillips. Jack is survived by his loving mother, Mrs. Alberta Phillips, of Panama City. In 1970 he moved to Miami and met a special friend and soulmate, Malancia Kinsey. Jack is also survived by five daughters, Cheryl Ann (Charles) Shields of Gainesville, Jaqualine Phillips, Padra, Ladon and LaNetta Kinsey, of Miami; seven sons, Jack III of Stark, Fla., Willie James Mathes, Jack (Karen) Kinsey, Eric, Darryl, Travis, and Jarmine Kinsey of Miami, Fla.; four sisters, Mary (Clifford) Muse of Falls Church, Va., Barbara (John) Mitchell of Panama City, Sylvia Wilkerson and Sydney Phillips of Pensacola; three brothers, Leonard (Johnnie Mae) Phillips of Columbus, Ga., Anthony Ray Phillips of Washington, D.C., Charles (Mildred) Phillips of Houston, Texas; a special nephew, Derrick (Sharon) Phillips of Upper Marlboro, Md.; three aunts: Tearetha (Jerry) Deloach, Johnnie Mae Davis and Leola (Alec) Johnson of Panama City; two uncles, Edward (Edna) Stewart of Panama City and the Rev. Albert (Tegaus) Stewart of Liberia; 40 grandchildren and a host of neices, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Funeral services for Jack Jr. will be Thursday, October 18, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Southern Memorial Chapel Miami, Fla., a service of Poitier Funeral Home.

ALLENE V. ROBBINS
Mrs. Allene V. Robbins, 77, of Shay Lynn Court, Orlando, Fla., passed away, Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at an Orlando health-care facility. Born in Holmes County, Fla., she moved to this area in the 1940s and was employed at the Dixie Sherman Hotel until she opened her own business. Mrs. Robbins was the owner and operator of the Sea-n-Ski Motel and resturant in Panama City until 1994 when she retired to Orlando. She attended Gulfview United Methodist Church. Allene is preceded in death by her husband, parents and her brother, Luther who passed away in 1994. She is survived by her son, Mike Robbins and wife, Cheryl of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Bonnie Robbins-Johnson and husband, Ross, of Montevallo, Ala.; and three grandchildren. Graveside services for Mrs. Robbins will be held October 15, 2001, at noon in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Si Matyhison officiating.

EDNA HOWELL
Edna Howell, 63, of Grand Ridge died Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lord Funeral Home of Marianna.

TERRY QUINTON SMITH
Terry Quinton Smith, 45, of Sneads, died Tuesday, October 9, 2001, in Tallahassee Memorial after a long term illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (CDT) Friday, October 12, at El Bethel Assembly of God Church with the Rev. William Walker officiating. Burial will be at Dykes Cemetery with Lanier-Andler Funeral Home directing. The pallbearers will be: John Hollaway, Scott Hobbs, Mark Jones, Jason Milsapp, David Mabardy, and Gary Hall. The honorary pallbearers will be: Jimmy Rabion, Dillon Peacock, Chris Neely, Clint Hall.

JUANITA SMITH PEACOCK
Juanita Smith Peacock, 84, formerly of Marianna died Monday, October 8, 2001, in Tallahassee. Services will be held Thursday, October 11, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Marianna with Pastor Barrett Lampp officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Jackson County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 108, Marianna, FL 32447.

WILLIAM STALEY
William Staley, 57, of Havana died Tuesday, October 8, 2001, in Tallahassee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, at China Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Havana. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Strong and Jones Funeral Home of Tallahassee directing.

BETTY LEOLA COLEY
Betty Leola Coley, 43, of Grand Ridge died Sunday, October 7, 2001, after a lengthy illness at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday, October 9, at the First Assembly of God in Sneads. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, October 8, at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads.

KATHERINE TRAYLOR HANSFORD
Katherine (Kate) Traylor Hansford, 80, of 5928 Hansford Road, Marianna (Alliance Community) died Saturday, October 6, 2001, at the Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Funeral services were held Monday, October 8, at 2 p.m. (CDT) from the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Pumphrey officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha with Peavy Funeral Home directing. The family received friends Monday, October 8, 2001, from 1 p.m. until the service time at 2 p.m.

CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
Christine Williams, 70, of Marianna died Saturday, October 6, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at First Assembly of God Church in Marianna with the Rev. Stephen E. Potter and Virgil Lipford officiating. Burial will be in Lipford Cemetery with James and James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel directing.

LOIS VIRGINIA SWEENEY
Lois Virginia Sweeney, 73, of Marianna died Friday, October 5, 2001, in Marianna. Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 8, at the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Ward officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the New Life Family Church Building Fund in Marianna.

RICHARD NIXON MCLURE
Richard Nixon (Nick) McLure died Friday, October 5, 2001, at Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Marianna with the Rev. Buran Phillips officiating. Burial took place in the Pinecrest Memory Gardens with James and James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel directing. The family embraced friends Sunday, October 7, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome, as are contributions in Nick’s Memory to Covenant Hospice 4349 Lafayette St./Bldg. 2, Marianna, FL 32446 or Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, 5429 College Dr., Graceville, FL 32440.

Lillie T. Alderman
Lillie Teal Alderman, age 94, of Chipley died October 4 in Chipley. She was a lifelong resident of Chipley and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Worley and wife, Mary Ann, of Chipley; one daughter, Mary Garrette and husband, Houston, of Chipley; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 7 in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with Revs. Dale Worley and Don Smith officiating. Burial followed in Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.

LOAID JAMES STRICKLAND
Loaid James Strickland, 92, of Ebro, FL, passed from this life on Thursday, October 4, 2001, in Chipley. He was a lifelong resident of Ebro. He was of the Holiness Faith and a member of the Spring Valley Community Church. Funeral services were October 6 at 2 p.m. in the Spring Valley Community Church with the Rev. Buford Taylor and the Rev. Joby Kirkland officiating. Burial followed in the Ebro Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. Mr. Strickland is survived by his five daughters, Pauline Smith, Lake Park, Ga.; Evelyn Sapp, Waycross, Ga.; Florino Weeks, Ebro, Fla.; Lorine Smith, Hommerville, Ga., Carol Burkes, Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Dan Strickland, Ebro, Fla., 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Joe L. Smothers
Joe Lee Smothers, age 56, of Chipley died October 2 in Chipley. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Florida Gas after 28 years of service. He was an avid gardener and made the pepper sauce known as “Papa Joe’s Pepper Sauce.” He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Kay Smothers. Survivors include his mother, Maggie Smothers of Chipley; his wife, Linda Smothers of Chipley; two sons, Gerald Smothers and wife, Linda, of Chipley, Dennis Smothers and wife, Wendy Riley, of Chipley; two brothers, Wilson Smothers and wife, Brenda, of Bartow, Kedric and wife, Joletha, of Valdosta, Ga.; three sisters, Louise Lane of Chipley, Martha Wilson of Montgomery, Ala., Ruth Upchurch and husband, Ken, of Atlanta; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 5 at Wachob Chapel with Rev. Gary Wiggins officiating. Burial followed in the Piney Grove Cemetery (Duncan Community) with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.

WILLE GRACE KIRKLAND
Wille Grace Kirkland, 85, of Graceville died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001 at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Graceville, with Rev. Cecil Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Williams Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 376 Graceville, FL 32440.

CONNIE ROUNTREE
Connie (Coleman) Rountree, age 78, a life-long resident of Chipley, Florida, passed away Monday, August 6, 2001, at her residence. Mrs. Rountree was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chipley, a member of the Presbyterian Women and recipient of the Honorary Life Membership Award presented by the Presbyterian Women on Mothers Day of 2001. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was born July 6, 1923, to the late Fred and Maude (Watts) Coleman in Chipley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Coleman Shoemaker. Survivors are: husband, Philip Rountree of Chipley, FL; son, Redus Rountree and wife Cindy of Cottondale, FL; two grandchildren, Reda Ann Rountree of Tallahassee, FL, and Renae Rountree of Panama City, FL; three nephews, Wesley Shoemaker and wife Faye of Lakeland, FL, Phil Shoemaker of Miramar, FL, Chris Shoemaker of Tallahassee, FL; and a niece, Kathy Carlile and husband Frank of Heathrow, FL. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., in the Glenwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Jim Shadesbury and Rev. Michael Orr officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Chipley, or the Hospice of Northwest Florida.

MAEGAN KAYLEIGH MYRICK
Maegan Kayleigh Myrick, 3 month-old-infant daughter of Keith and Charlyce Myrick of Chipley died Saturday, August 4, 2001. Visitation services were held Tuesday, August 7, at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Wachob Chapel in Chipley with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at the White Oak Cemetery near Sunny Hills.

FLORENCE THARPE BURGESS
Mrs. Florence Burgess, 90, of Bonifay, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Mariner Health Care of Bonifay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Joel Burgess and brothers, Merle and Aubie Tharpe. She is survived by one daughter, Celedia B. Howell and husband, Frederic L. of Bonifay; two granddaughters, Pamela H. McCullough and husband, Ricky of Chipley and Melinda H. McDaniel of Tallahassee; three great-grandchildren, Blair T. McDaniel of Tallahassee, T.J. and Celedia Emma "Emi" McCullough both of Chipley. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 in Bonifay City Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Chumley officiating. The family will receive friends at Peel Funeral Home today, Aug. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest of Florida.

JEWEL MILDRED DeBORD
Mrs. Jewel M. DeBord, age 75, of 2309 Idlewood Drive, Bonifay, Fla., and formerly of Panama City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Bay Medical Center, Panama City, Fla. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra L. Feix. She is survived by her husband, James L. DeBord, of Bonifay; two daughters, Lawana Hughes and husband, the Rev. Melvin of Mobile, Ala., and Bonnie L. Taulbee and husband, Bob of Eaton, Ohio; one son, Charles E. DeBord of North Carolina; and one sister, Margaret Hutto of Andalusia, Ala.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Peel Funeral Home Chapel, Bonifay, with interment following at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Andalusia, Ala., with the Rev. Melvin Hughes officiating. Family will receive friends at Peel Funeral Home Friday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

GEORGE EDWARD PITTS
Mr. George Edward Pitts, age 72, of 3333 Gainer Road, Chipley Fla., passed away Friday, July 20, 2001, at a local hospital. Mr. Pitts had been a lifetime resident of Bay County. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Pitts is survived by his wife of fifty years, Martha Pitts of Chipley, Fla.; three daughters, Faye Ausmus and husband, Wayne of Houston, Texas, Katie Jimenez and husband, Ramon of San Marcos, Texas, Teresa Weems and husband, Ric of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Steven Pitts and wife, Diane of Washington County, Fla., George Stanley Pitts and wife, Jody of Panama City, Fla.; five sisters, Doris Hill of Panama City, Fla., Laurice Miller of Panama City, Fla., Alevee Frost of Buffalo, N.Y., Rosa Lee Powell of Fort Smith, Va., Margie Goodman of Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, W.M. Pitts Jr. of Panama City, Fla., Doug Pitts of Panama City, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Railey, the Rev. Albert Hodges, the Rev. T.C. Earnest and the Rev. M.H. Everette officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Asked to serve as pallbearers are grandsons, James, Andrew, Christopher, Jonathan, Ramon, Mario, Auston, John and Jordy.

ELAINE BELL
Elaine Bell, 67, of Chipley and formerly of Bascom , died Wednesday, July 11, 2001 after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13 at Cypress Creek Church near Alford with Revs. James Vickery and George Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery near Bascom with Lord Funeral Home of Marianna directing. The family will receive friends from 7-9 Thursday evening at funeral home.

MARY C. COX
Mrs. Mary Clifford Cox, 81, lifelong resident of this area, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 10, 2001, in a Chipley nursing home. Her husband, Curtis Cox, and one great-grandchild, precede her in death. Mrs. Cox is survived by four children, Ruth Toole and husband Cleatus of Graceville, Fla., Johnny Cox and wife Janice of Panama City, Jack Cox and wife Stephanie of Southport, and James Cox and wife Maudry of West Bay, Fla.; one brother, James L. Marshall and wife Pansey of Lynn Haven; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. in Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Lynn Haven Cemetery.

MILLIE M. HOLLEY
Millie M. Holley, 90, of Chipley, died Sunday morning July 8, 2001, at her residence. Mrs. Holley was a lifelong resident of Washington County. She is survived by her husband, R.C. Holley; two daughters, Leana Pearl and husband, Moddy Boutwell of Graceville, and Edna E. Lynn of Dunnellon; one sister, Audrey B. Tauton of Lynn Haven; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Holley will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lee Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Wachob-Forest Lawn memorial cemetery in Chipley. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 10, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Williams Funeral Home of Graceville.

DEMPSEY JAMES LOUIS BARRON
Dempsey James Louis Barron, state senator, lawyer and cattle rancher, died at home on Saturday, July 7, 2001, at 4:23 a.m. Senator Barron was born in Rose Hill, Ala., on March 5, 1922. He moved to Panama City with his family at the age of two. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific and European theatres in World War II. He was aboard the USS Chicago when it was sunk. Senator Barron graduated from Florida State University and the University of Florida College of Law and returned to Panama City to practice law. He owned several local motels and the D-Bar Ranch in Caryville, Fla. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1956 and 1958. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 1960 and served until 1988. He was the 69th President of the Florida Senate (1974-1976), President Pro-Tempore (1966-1968), Rules Chairman for five Senate presidents and Chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee (1980-1982). Public viewing will be at the Florida State University Conference Center in Panama City Monday, July 9, from noon to 4 p.m. CDT. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT at the Conference Center. A memorial service and celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. CDT at the Amy Tapper Auditorium at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to the Big Bend Hospice Foundation, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or the Florida State University Foundation, 225 University Center, Building C, Suite 3100, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Senator Barron was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Barron. He is survived by his wife, Terri Jo Barron of Tallahassee; his son, Stuart Barron of Panama City; his granddaughter, Shannon Barron of Quincy; two sisters, Hazel Boggs of Lynn Haven and Glindel Lopez of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Douglas Barron of Pensacola and Darrell Barron of Panama City; 11 nieces and nephews, three grandnieces and four grandnephews. Southerland Family Funeral Homes are handling local arrangements.


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