Marileigh Adkison, 54, of Chipley, Fla. went home to be with the Lord
Thursday, February 7, 2002 at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2002 at
Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 1098 Lovewood Road, with Pastor John Howell
and Pastor Steve Patton officiating. Burial will follow in the church
cemetery with James and Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night at Poplar Springs
Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or those wishing may make
a memorial gift in memory of Marileigh to Florida Baptist Children’s Home
P.O. Box 8190 Lakeland, Fla.,33802.
GEORGE E. DRYDEN
George E. Dryden, 99, of Marianna, died Saturday, February 2, 2002,
at Jackson County Hospital. Born in Evanston, Ill., he was a veteran
of World War II, where he served as a major in chemical warfare.
His family owned Dryden Rubber Company in Chicago, Ill., and he was the
great-nephew of George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak. He was
the owner-operator of Circle D Ranch & Western Shop in Marianna for
many years, was a champion hog farmer, and was the chairman of the Jackson
County Fair. He was a member of the Marianna Moose Lodge, the VFW
and was of the Episcopal faith. He was preceded in death by a son,
George Eastman Dryden Jr.; and a grandson, Christopher M. Dryden.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ruth Murdock Dryden of Marianna;
one son, Matt C. Dryden and his wife, Barbara, of Marianna; five daughters,
Dotsey Hofferman of Wisconsin, Mary Ellen Dryden of North Carolina, Alice
Terri Jordan of West Virginia, Mary Jo Gibson of St. Petersburg, and Mildred
Klingemann of Bonifay; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held February 6, at 1 p.m. CDT at Maddox Chapel
with the Rev. Parson Bill Breyfogle officiating. Burial will follow
in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James and James Funeral Home, Maddox
The world lost a very beautiful person Billie Zielinski, age 89, of
Sunny Hills, Fla., Thursday, January 31, 2002, in Panama City. She
had been a resident of Sunny Hills, Fla., for the past 29 1/2 years coming
from Mt. Clemens, Mich. She was of the Catholic faith and a member
of the St. Theresa Catholic Church. She was a member of the Rosary
Society. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, February 4,
at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Monsignor Francis Szczykutowicz officiating.
Rosary services will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, February 4. Visitation
will be from 3 to 4 p.m. February 3 at Brown Funeral Home. Cremation
will be at a later date. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Edward Zielinski. Survivors are two sons, Ronald Filipski and wife,
Arlene, Sunny Hills, Fla., Michael Zielinski and wife, Joanne, Panama City,
Fla.; one daughter, Dolores Pulanecki, Sunny Hills; one brother, Theodore
Gawlak, Madison Heights, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She will be missed by all.
TIFFANY MICHELLE PITTENGER
Miss Tiffany Michelle Pittenger, 8, of Chipley, Fla., passed away Thursday,
January 31, 2002, in Pensacola, Fla. Tiffany was a student in Ms.
Kay Hicks' third-grade class at Millville Elementary School. She
leaves behind many loving family members and friends. A special heartfelt
thanks goes to George and Rachel Anderson. Graveside services for
Miss Pittenger will be conducted Monday, February 4, at 10 a.m. in Lynn
Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Buford Carter officiating. Interment
will follow. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, February
3, at the funeral home.
Carl Ingram, age 89, of Bonifay, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002
at Mariner Health of Bonifay. Funeral services will be held Thursday,
January 31, 2002 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Burney
Enzor and Tommy White officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonifay
Cemetery, with Sims Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be after
6 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at Sims Funeral Home.
Arie Culbreth, 74, Graceville, Fla., died early Monday morning, January
28, 2002, in the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital after an extended illness.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel
with the Revs. Raymond O'Quinn and Donald Gainey officiating. Burial
will be in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Williams Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Gilford Land, 75, a lifelong resident of this area, died Thursday,
January 24, 2002, in a local hospital. Mr. Land was a retired asphalt
inspector and lab technician with the Florida Department of Transportation.
He was a member of Lynn Haven Church of God and served in the United States
Army. Mr. Land is preceded in death by his wife, Lela Nell Land.
He is survived by one son, David R. Land of Vernon; one daughter, Linda
M. Harris of Lynn Haven; one brother, J.D. Land of Lakeland, Fla.; one
sister, Orene Davis of Lakeland; four grandchildren, Vanessa, Michael,
Lela and Chad; and one great-grandchild, Brooklyn. Funeral services
for Mr. Land were conducted Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m. in the Southerland
Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating.
Interment followed in Lynn Haven Cemetery.
ALMA RUTH CLAGHORN
Alma Ruth Claghorn, 74, of Chipley passed away Friday, January 18,
2002 in Chipley. She had been a resident of Chipley since 1968, coming
from Winter Garden, Florida. She was of the Assembly of God faith
and a member of First Assembly of God in Chipley. She was preceded
in death by her husband John Henry Claghorn. Funeral services will
be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20th, at Wachob Chapel with Randall Jackson
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. Saturday, January 19th, at the Wachob Chapel. Survivors
are: 3 sons, Bobby and wife Neva Claghorn of Panama City, Glenn and wife
Janice Claghorn of Panama City, and John and wife Angie Claghorn of Chipley;
brother, James Kyser of Opp, AL; sister, Reigha Simmons of Opp, AL; 4 grandchildren
and 7 great grandchildren.
ILOVE HAMILTON TIPPINS
Mrs. Ilove Hamilton Tippins, 81, of Chipley, formerly of Panama City,
died January 17, 2002, in a local hospital. She was a native of Pollard,
Ala., and resided in Bay County for more than 50 years. She retired
from Tyndall after being employed in Civil Service for more than 34 years.
She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church, Panama City, and Grant Tabernacle
A.M.E. Church, Chipley. Funeral services will be conducted at 11
a.m. Wednesday, January 23, at St. James A.M.E. Church, Panama City, with
the Rev. J.W. Tisdale and the Rev. Marshell, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Panama City with Cooper Funeral
Home of Chipley directing. The remains will lie in state at the church
one hour prior to the services. She is survived by three grandchildren,
the Rev. George Hamilton (Brenda) of Chipley with whom she resided, Samantha
Hamilton of New York and Stephanie Hamilton of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three
great-grandchildren, Ryan and Alex Hamilton and Melinda Robinson; and many
other relatives and friends.
ALBERT G. DASINGER
Albert G. Dasinger died January 12, 2002 at Canyon Lakes Rehabilitation
Center in Kennewick, Wash. He was 98 years old. Funeral service
will be held at Brown Funeral Home in Chipley at 10 a.m. Friday, January
18, 2002. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation
hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2002 at Brown Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Chipley, or to
the charity of the donors choice.
MINNIE MAE McFATTER
Minnie Mae McFatter born February 14, 1910, a lifelong resident of
Washington County went to be with the Lord at 1:30 a.m. Friday, January
11, 2002, at age 91, leaving her son, James Kenneth McFatter and wife,
Geraldine, of DeFuniak Springs; a sister, Donnie Lee Waller, of Chipley;
11 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her husband T.L. (Ranzy) McFatter; son, T.L. McFatter Jr.; and
daughter, M.E. Adkison. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday,
January 13, at Bonnett Pond Church with the Revs. Corbin Hicks, Rick Lovett
and Teddy Bias and Leon Jenkins officiating. Those asked to serve
as active pallbearers were Keith Adkison, Kevin Adkison, Kerry Adkison,
Steven McFatter, Kenny McFatter, and Mike McFatter, her grandsons.
AUDREY LEE LaGRANGE
Mrs. Audrey Lee LaGrange, 70, of Beaumont, Texas, died Monday, January
7, 2002, in Beaumont Baptist Hospital. Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. January 10, at First Baptist Church of Campbellton with the Rev.
Luther Purnphrey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery
with James and Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Mrs.
LaGrange was born in Slocomb, Ala., on Oct. 29, 1931, to the late Aught
and Mattie Lee Barnette Toole. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist
faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Toole,
Bernie Toole, Donnie Toole; sisters, Earlien Toole and Jewel Toole.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond James LaGrange, of Beaumont; two
sons, the Rev. David F. LaGrange and wife, Geralyn, of Beaumont, Michael
G. Detweiler and wife, Debbie, of Iuka, Kan.; sisters, Patricia Ann King
and husband, Francis, Bonnie Dasher and husband, Glynn, all of Bonifay,
Mavis Hardy and husband, Raymond, of Campbellton, Shirley Faye Ruphrecht
of Panania City, Fla., Betty Howell and husband, Billy, of Graceville;
brother-in-law, Allan LaGrange and wife, Rolanda, of Livingston, Texas;
grandchildren, Mattie LaGrange of Beaumont, Shannon, Shelley, Troy and
Brandon Detweiler, all of Iuka, Kan., and a host of neices and nephews.
COVEL EUGENE HICKS
Covel Eugene Hicks, 71, of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Saturday,
January 5, 2002, in Tallahassee. He had resided in Tallahassee for
one year coming from Bonifay, Fla. He was of the Protestant faith.
He was a member of Lions Club in Lake Alfred, Fla. Funeral services
will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, at the Chapel of Brown Funeral
Home with the Rev. Roger Dale Hagan officiating. Burial will follow
in the Bonnett Pond Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. The
family is accepting flowers, but those wishing to may make donations to
the Hospice House, Tallahassee, Fla. Survivors are a lifelong partner,
Lora Ann Tucker; two sons, Thomas A. and wife, Angie Hicks, of Jacksonville,
Fla., and Steven Gene Hicks, of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Robin and
husband, Robert Glady, of Tallahassee, Christine and husband, Charles Walsingham,
of Panama City Beach; two brothers, Corbin Hicks, of Vernon, Fla., and
Cubie Hicks, of Panama City; three sisters, Cumi Haddock, of Ocala, Fla.,
Christine Hicks, of Vernon, Carmel Walsingham, of Wausau; and 11 grandchildren.
WILLIAM GERALD WHITE
William Gerald "Billy" White, 69, of Chipley, died Tuesday morning,
January 8, 2002, at Bay Medical Center. The funeral will be held
at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 11, at Lord Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Possum Trot Family Cemetery with Lord Funeral directing. The
family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
THEODORE D. PARISH
Mr. Theodore D. Parish, 69, of Vernon, Fla., passed away January 2,
2002, at his residence. He is preceded in death by his wife, Celia
Joanna Parish. He is survived by two sons, Jeffery Parish of Vernon,
and Durwin Parish of Tallahassee; two daughters, Teresa Johnson of Lynn
Haven, and Chyrl Lehmann of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, James Parish
of Fort Walton Beach, and Howell Parish of Orange Park; one sister, Carolyn
Morris of Tulsa, Okla.; and five grandchildren. Services will be
held at 2 p.m. January 7, at First United Methodist Church in Vernon with
the Rev. Charles Cobb and the Rev. David Shepard officiating. Peel
Funeral Home of Bonifay, directing.
WILLIAM G. SUGGS
William G. “PeeWee” Suggs, 74, of Graceville, died Tuesday, January
1, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 4, at Damascus Baptist Church with
the Revs. Ernest Perdue and Marcus Caraway officiating. Burial will
follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley with James & Lipford Funeral
Home of Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the
funeral home Thursday, January 3, from 6-8 p.m.