Miscellaneous Washington County, Florida Obituaries - 2002

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MARILEIGH ADKISON
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 Chapel, directing.

BILLIE ZIELINSKI
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
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
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.

GILFORD LAND
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.


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