On June 15, 2021 Phillip Lee Deck of Bristol, FL passed away following a lengthy illness. Phil was born in Glen White, West Virginia to Aubert Lee Deck and Juanita Agnes Phillips Deck. Phil served from 1960-1964 in the United States Navy on the USS Stribling. From 1964-1982 he was employed by Vitro Services in both Tarpon Springs, and Fort Walton Beach, FL. He was employed by Metric Systems Corporation from 1982 to 1984. In 1984 he became an employee with the United States Air Force – Civil Service at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. In 1974 to 1991 he volunteered and became the first Reserve Officer with the Florida Highway Patrol. Phil is survived by his wife Bonita Stone Deck of Bristol. He has two sons Phillip Jason Deck (wife Rosa) and Michael Lee Deck (wife Brandy). Two stepdaughters Lesley Sutton Kotter (husband Kendal Anderson Kotter) and the late Lacy Sutton Bilbo (husband Joey Bilbo); His Brothers David Morris Deck, Ross Earl Deck (deceased) and two sisters, Sharon Kay McClure and Dorothy Marlene Underwood (husband Rex). Sisters in law Bernadette Sims (husband) Bill and Frances Thompson. Grandsons Stephen Sutton Kotter, Ryan Deck, Alex Deck and Devin Deck. Granddaughters Shelby Kotter, Rebecca DeShae Kotter, Reagan Bilbo, Emma Deck and Tatum Bilbo. Great grandchildren Caroline Kotter and Noelle Kotter. Peavy Funeral Home, Blountstown, FL is in charge of the arrangements. A Celebration of his Life will be held Friday June 18,2021 at 4pm (EDT) at Peavy funeral home. Interment will be at Lake Mystic Baptist Church Cemetery, Bristol, FL. The family requests that donations be made to Covenant Hospice Services, Marianna, FL in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Hoyle Leon Joiner went to his eternal home in Heaven on June 10, 2021. He was born to the late Albert Melvin and Annie Mae Joiner on May 1, 1937, in Pineville, Florida. He graduated from Liberty County High School in 1956, and on June 22, 1957, married his high school sweetheart, Mary Revell Joiner. He worked for Reichold Chemical Plant in Telogia and later as a contractor for them supplying stump wood, even relocating to Levy County, Florida for three years. Upon his return, he worked as a Correctional Officer for the state of Florida for 14 years until he retired. After retirement, several hobbies kept him busy. He loved to grow a large garden and share his vegetables with friends and neighbors. He was always ready to go fishing with children, grandchildren, and friends. He was an active member of Lake Mystic Baptist Church and volunteered for several years at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Revell Joiner, three children Kevin Joiner (Lynell), Karen Quinn-Curl (Allen), Staci Williams (Michael), sister, JoAnne O’Bryan (Bobby), Brother-in-law Carroll Revell (Jean), four grandchildren, Rachel Randolph (Nick), Fletcher Quinn (Alicia), Richard Joiner (Wendy), Mary Beth Williams, nine great grandchildren, Gaige, Mya, Justin, Paisley, Gunner, Katlyn, Emma, Harlee, and Payden. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 3:00 PM (EDT) at Lake Mystic Baptist Church. The funeral service with Rev. Jerry Chumley officiating will follow at 4:00 PM (EDT). Interment will be at Lake Mystic Baptist Church Cemetery following the service. The family requests that those who wish to express sympathy consider donating to the Lake Mystic Baptist Church Building Fund. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida.
Mr. Jimmy Lee Koch, Jr., age 58, of Hosford, Florida, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021, at his home in Hosford, Florida. Jimmy was born on July 25, 1962, in East St. Louis, Missouri to Jimmy Lee Koch, Sr. and Winnora Gertrude (Smith) Koch. He was a construction worker. Jimmy had lived in Hosford, Florida for over 20 years. He loved fishing and playing the video games Battle Pirates and Sea Fight. He was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church. He will be dearly missed by: Wife: Barbara Koch, of Hosford, Florida; Son: Jimmy (Bubbas) Koch, III of Loveland, Ohio; Granddaughters: Faith Koch, Abbie Koch, and Jordan Koch; Grandson: Kameron Koch; Great grandchildren: Karliegh (Lele), Kira Melton and Wood; Daughter: Amy McIntyre and husband Brandon McIntyre; Granddaughter: Sh’Riyah Williams; Grandsons: Markerius (Bubba) Williams, Mekhi McLeod, and Tyrese McLeod; Twin Brother: Timmy Lee Koch; Sister: Gail Gipson. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 3:00 PM (CDT) at Sneads Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sneads, Florida with Rev. Buddy Elkins officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Jackson County, Florida. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 7, 2021, from 6:00 PM (CDT) until 8:00 PM (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown, Florida. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida
Brenda Kay Shiver, age 74, of Grand Ridge, FL and a former resident of Blountstown passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Marianna, FL. Brenda was born on October 5, 1946 in Lexington, KY to John Earl Shiver and Louise (Leonard) Shiver and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life, Brenda worked for the State of Florida for 35 years in the Division of retirement. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Chattahoochee, FL. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Craig Shiver. She loved reading, flowers and her family. Survivors include, Two brothers, Mark Shiver and wife, Mira, of Greenwood, FL, Grant Shiver and wife, Sharon of Clarksville, FL, Two nieces, Angie Smith and Christy Bloechl, Four nephews, John Mark Shiver, Jr, Douglas Shiver, Allan Shiver and Craig Lipford, numerous great nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00 am (CDT) from the graveside at Nettle Ridge in Blountstown with Reverend Bob Hayes officiating. Interment will follow. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy Funeral Home
Gregory Allen Rapisardi, 40, of Fountain, FL passed away on May 19, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He was an Army Veteran and worked for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. His family was his priority and he dedicated his life to his wife and daughter who made him so proud and very proud of her success in gymnastics. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending quality time with family and friends. He had a smile that was contagious wherever he went. Those left to cherish his memories are: His wife Nicole Rapisardi and daughter Gypsi Rayne Rapisardi, mother Deborah Mayfield and stepfather Jerry Mayfield, a brother Christopher James Rapisardi, sister Cheryl Rapisardi, two stepbrothers, two stepsisters, a Grandfather Charles Vogler, two aunts Karen Brown (Marty), Elizabeth Culler, four cousins and five nieces. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown, FL, with Rev. Tim Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 2:00 PM (CDT) until service time at 3:00 PM (CDT). Memorialization will be by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.
Carolyn McClellan, age 85, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 in Lynn Haven, Florida. She was born on September 16, 1935 Mcrae, Georgia to John H. Sears an Lena (McCalum) Sears. Carolyn attended Georgia Southern University and attained a master’s degree in education. She had a lifelong love of books and introduced hundreds of children to this love as an amazing teacher and librarian for over 40 years. She was an amazing cook and we loved weekend dinners and “Nana Peas” as her grandchildren call them. Predeceased by her parents John and Lena Sears, her husband Ammon (Mac) McClellan and her daughter Lisa West. After retirement she moved to Panama City to be close to her family. She dedicated the rest of her life to this family she loved so much. She is as the definition on unconditional love and will be missed! She is survived by her Son Ammon (Lyn) McClellan and wife Cathy, son in law Robert West, 8 beloved grandchild, Greg Mills, Jeremy Mills, Megan Avery, Amanda Moses, Joshua McClellan, Kenneth Moses, Katie Moses, Ashley West,14 great grandchildren, a special nephew and 2 nieces. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm (CDT) from the graveside at McClellan Family Cemetery in Frink Florida with Reverend Neil Hickem officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 2:00 pm (CDT) at McClellan Family. Also in lieu of flowers - Panhandle Pioneer Settlement where she volunteered - she loved History! All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.
William (Bill) Robert Norton , 88, passed away quietly at his home on May 8, 2021 with his family at his side after a lengthy illness. Born January 21, 1933 to Leonard D and Era (Hamrick) Norton in Cleburne County, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Frances (Joyce) (Aultman) Norton: Three children Charlotte (Harry)White of Corpus Christi, TX, Valerie Nelson of Wewahitchka, FL and Thomas Norton of Temple TX: Three grandchildren Karen (Nathan) Spencer of Corpus Christi, TX, Celinda (Justan) Orrell of Portland, TX and Tyler (Brandi) Norton of Belton, TX: Six great-grandchildren Emma and Lauryn Walker both from Corpus Christi, TX, Dillon Spencer also from Corpus Christi, TX, Colby and Caleb Orrell both from Portland, TX and Lydian Norton of Belton, TX., One sister Debra Waldrop and One brother Jerry Paul Norton both from Heflin, AL. Randy Sasser came into Bill’s life and they developed a father/son relationship. They not only shared a passion for horses and horseback riding they also became best friends. William made the Military his career. He served in the United States Navy for over twenty years and retired in Corpus Christi, TX in 1971. Later he moved to Wewahitchka, Fl and made it his home. He was Baptised in 2013 by Pastor Joey Ethridge. He belonged to the Cedar Grove Posse for 15 years. He worked at Lowes Home Improvement in Panama City, FL where he was widely known as “Mr Bill” and retired from there after 20 years in 2016. No funeral services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blounstown, FL Please join us in Celebrating his Life on May 15, 2021 at his home in Wewahitchka, FL at 2pm. Address: 137 Highwater Dr, 32465. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH. The family would like to thank all who donate in WILLIAM’s name so please enter email@example.com under recipients email. Thank you.
Mr. Jerald Edwin Shiver, age 62, of Kinard, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Tallahassee, Florida. Jerald was born on September 8, 1958 in Port St. Joe, Florida to Jerald Dotson Shiver and Josephine (Flowers) Shiver. He worked as a heavy equipment operator with St. Joe Paper Company’s Woodland Division. Jerald had lived in the area all of his life. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and loved being with his family. Jerald was preceded in death by his father Jerald Dotson Shiver, and his sister Debbie Shiver. He is survived by: Loving mother and step-father: Jo Shiver Newsome and Charles of Clarksville, Florida; Sons: Eddie Shiver and Jennifer of Lakeland, Florida; William Shiver and Kim of Kinard, Florida; Michael Shiver and Brandy of Prospect, Tennessee; Daughter: DeAnna McGuffin and Matt of Blountstown, Florida; Brothers: Raymond Shiver of Kinard, Florida; Steve Shiver of Kinard, Florida; Nieces: Jessica Walden and Amanda ; Peterson; Nephew: Joseph Shiver; Twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM (CDT) graveside at Cypress Creek Cemetery with Rev. Raymond Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Cypress Creek Cemetery. Directly following the service, all friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Jo Newsome, located at11699 NW Newsome Rd, Clarksville, Florida 32420. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida.
Malinda Lou (Curtis) Pope, 77 of Kinard, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2021. She was born March 22, 1944 in St. Johns, Michigan to Floyd Leland Curtis (deceased) and Dessie Hope (Hafelein) Curtis of Sarasota, Florida. She is survived by Roy C. Pope husband of 59 years, Kinard, Florida, and sister, Marilyn (husband Dallas, deceased) Seymour of Sarasota, Florida, brother, Floyd (Ursula) Lee Curtis of Palmetto, Florida and sister-in-law Bobbi Pope, Russellville, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Manatee High School, Class of 62, Bradenton, Florida. Malinda was a member of Open Arms Assembly of God and was a faithful member of the worship team. Malinda loved to sing for the Lord and also wrote many of her own songs. She was dedicated to her family and was always telling everyone about her family and grandbabies.
She is also survived by daughter Lori (David) Martin of Bradenton, Florida and two sons, Roy Allen Pope and Roger (Laura) Pope of Kinard, Florida. Nine Grandbabies: Traci (Kevin) Carberry, Jonathan and Michael Martin of Bradenton, Florida; Crissa Pope of Callaway, Florida, Vanessa Pope of Gainesville, Florida, Hunter (Shelby) Pope of Omaha, Nebraska, Ashley (Alex) Manning of Gainesville, Florida, Joshua and Daniel Pope of Kinard, Florida. Six Great Grandbabies: Meliah of Callaway, Florida; Isabella and Logan of Bradenton, Florida; Ashton of Omaha, Nebraska; Aviana and Oliver of Gainesville, Florida. Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and much more family from Michigan that she loved very much. You didn’t know Malinda without hearing about her family.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday May 22, 2021 at 10:30 am (CDT) at Open Arms Assembly of God in Kinard, Florida. There will also be a celebration of life held Saturday June 12, 2021 in Bradenton, FL the place and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Open Arms Assembly of God/Missionaries in memory of Malinda Pope. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida.
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