20367 NW Evans Ave, Blountstown, FL 32424, US

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Peavy Funeral Home

"Our dedication is to the families we serve."

"Our dedication is to the families we serve."

"Our dedication is to the families we serve.""Our dedication is to the families we serve.""Our dedication is to the families we serve."

Jim Allen Pumphrey

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 Jim Allen Pumphrey, age 53, of Altha, FL went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home. Jim was born on January 22, 1966 in Blountstown, FL to Alfred Pumphrey and Flora (Melvin) Pumphrey and had lived in Calhoun County all his Life. He was a Trim Carpenter by trade and was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Marianna. Jim loved hunting, riding motorcycles and truly loved his family especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Randall Pumphrey, his maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents. Survivors include, wife, Deborah Pumphrey of Altha, FL, parents, Alfred Pumphrey and Flora (Melvin) Pumphrey of Marianna, FL, three daughters, Brooke Fleck of Altha, FL; Amy Kitchen and husband, Timothy of Altha, FL; Sherry McCrone and husband, Chucky of Altha, FL, two brothers, Luther Pumphrey and wife, Mary of Marianna, FL; Steve Pumphrey and wife, Pauline of Altha, FL, two sisters, Gloria Mercer and husband, Derek of Grand Ridge, FL; Gwen Barwick and husband, Coy of Altha, FL, sister-in-law, Frances Pumphrey of Altha, FL, six grandchildren, Ireland and Everett Fleck, K’Leigh and Logan Kitchen, Tarrin and Raylee McCrone. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CDT) from the graveside at Rocky Creek Cemetery in Marianna, FL with Reverend Luther Pumphrey and Sister Eva Mae Howell officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 6:00 pm (CDT) until 8:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.   

 

 

Betsy Dianne (Faircloth) Childs

 

  Betsy Dianne (Faircloth) Childs, age 64 of Kingsland, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Betsy was born on April 11, 1955 in Panama City, Florida to Neal and Zelma (Pitts) Faircloth. She was a 1973 graduate of Blountstown High School and left in 1991 living in Texas, Arizona and Georgia for several years. Betsy loved arts and crafts, working in her yard, cooking and truly loved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Neal and Zelma (Pitts) Faircloth, two brother, Eddie Faircloth and Ronnie Faircloth. She was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include, husband, Phillip Childs of Kingsland, GA, two sons, Ken Holt and wife, Pam of Ashford, AL, Tony Holt and wife, Carol of Blakely, GA, step-son, Michael Childs of Atlanta, GA, one brother, Tim Faircloth and wife, Melissa of Blountstown, FL, sister-in-Law, Charlotte Faircloth of Blountstown, FL, five grandchildren, Gavin Holt, Austin Holt, Anna Holt, Bobby Childs and Jackson Childs, one great-grandchild, Letty Cauly. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Goodman officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown, FL. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 12:00 pm (CST) until service time at 2:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

 

 

 

 

Johnnie Mae Yon

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    Johnnie Mae Yon Remember that Kool-Aid commercial? You know the one where all the neighborhood kids gather at one house. That’s a great depiction of our home - the home of James Elwood and Johnnie Mae Yon. A place where you were always welcomed. A place where you always felt loved. On November 10th, 2019, Mama (Johnnie Mae) reunited with the love of her life - James Elwood. Johnnie Mae Jenks was born on June 6, 1935. She married James Elwood Yon on August 2, 1952 - one of the happiest days of her life. Johnnie Mae and James were the loving parents of seven (7) children: Janice Lilly (husband Joe), James Elwood Yon Jr., Betty Ann Horne (husband Joe), Deborah Yon (deceased at birth), Beckie Yon, Lisa Yon (deceased) & Gina Yon. Adored grandchildren and great grandchildren include: Amanda Yon-Gates, Bri Begor, James, Ja’Mez, Taye & Matthew Gates; James Daniel, Kylee, Adley & Paisley Yon; Joshua, Kristina, Benjamin & Josiah Lilly; Erica Scarborough (husband David), Kristen, Kayden & Abigail; Jared, Kimberly, Callahan & Eliza Lilly; and Caitlin Griffin. Love adoptions include Richard Burke, Jayne Parker, William Hazlewood & her beloved chihuahua Peanut. There are countless others who were blanketed by Mama and Daddy’s love throughout the years.You may have known her as Mama, Aunt Johnnie Mae, Granny, Granny Yon, Mrs. Johnnie or Mrs. Yon when she worked for the Blountstown school system. Whatever the moniker, you counted yourself blessed to be in her life. She shared her loved unconditionally and from an endless reservoir of care and compassion. She made you feel like “one of hers.” Many of you likely recall her famous Sunday dinners. Remember her fried chicken or pork chops seasoned to perfection, served with fresh vegetables right out of the garden and her sweet tea? Perhaps your favorite was one of her mouthwatering homemade biscuits hot from the oven or her delicious pound cake. Regardless of how much food there was (or wasn’t), you were always welcomed at her table. Somehow, someway, Mama always found a way to make it work. Maybe your favorite memory is shelling peas, shucking corn or making pickles side-by-side with her. Perhaps you’re reliving the moments of pure joy as she and Daddy cheered for our softball teams. Could your favorite memory be watching Jay Leno or the Atlanta Braves with her on television or simply chatting with her about life events? Whatever memory is your favorite, we hope recalling these precious moments and sharing those memories with others will bring you joy, comfort and peace as we celebrate Mama’s life. It’s our belief that Mama and Daddy are reaping the rewards in Heaven for the love they so freely gave to all of us. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CST) at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church in Scotts Ferry with Reverend Joshua Lilly and Reverend Ken Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Old Shiloh Cemetery in Scotts Ferry. The Family will received friends Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 1:00 pm (CST) until service time at 2:00 pm (CST) at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church. All arrangement are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.      

 

 

 

 

Gerald Felix McFarland

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Gerald Felix McFarland, age 64 of Clarksville, FL passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Panama City, FL. Gerald was born on January 13, 1955 in Marianna, FL to Frank McFarland and Carolyn (Chambless) McFarland and had lived in Clarksville all of his life. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for the past 30 years for Mowrey Elevator as an Elevator mechanic. Gerald was a 1973 graduate of Blountstown High School where he enjoyed playing several different sports. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed shopping for bargins , gardening, a staunch University of Florida Gator Football fan. Gerald loved his family very much especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank McFarland and Carolyn (Chambless) McFarland, five grandchildren. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include, wife, Sheila McFarland of Clarksville, FL, four sons, Travis Keel of Blountstown, FL; Roland Whitehead and wife, Leann of Clarksville, FL; Richard Whitehead and wife, Jasmine of Clarksville, FL; Frankie Stone, Jr. and wife, Lesa of Clarksville, FL, one daughter, Regina Whitehead and Michael Boyers of Clarksville, FL, two brothers, Ricky McFarland and wife, Ann of Deltona, FL; Jeff McFarland and wife, Gail of Clarksville, FL, one sister, Sherry Morris and husband, Gary of Clarksville, FL, Eight grandsons and 7 granddaughters, a special friend Marlon Peavy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Head Cemetery in Clarksville, FL. The family will receive friends, Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11:00 am (CST) until Service time at 12:00 PM (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. The family request in lieu of flowers contribution may be made to help with expenses. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.   

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Cullie melvin harlow

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Cullie Melvin Harlow, age 79, of Hosford, FL passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Blountstown, FL. Melvin was born on January 2, 1940 in to Cullie Harlow and Mildred (Peddie) Harlow and had lived in Liberty County most of his life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; he loved his cats and chickens. Melvin was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cullie Harlow and Mildred (Peddie) Harlow, two brothers, J.K. Peddie, Jr and Riley Malone Peddie; two aunts, Geraldine Spille and Voncille Goolsby. Survivors include, four sons, Paul Harlow of Nevada; Cullie Harlow of California; Darwin Harlow of California and Chris Harlow of California, uncle and aunt, Randall Peddie and Linda of Hosford, FL, aunt, Edna Brown of Hosford, FL, several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:00 am (EST) from the graveside at Hosford, FL with Randall Peddie officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends Friday, November 15, 2019 from 10:30 am (EST) until service time 11:00 am (EST) at the graveside at Hosford Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Edward Wood

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  Robert Edward Wood, age 83, of Altha passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at his daughter Betty Tucker’s home in Altha. Robert was born on December 6, 1935 in Altha, FL to John Willis & Capitola Mathis Wood and had lived in Altha all of his life. Robert was a 1953 graduate of Altha High School. Robert was well known for over 50 years of service at the Ford Dealership in Blountstown where he served as service manager and mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents John Willis & Capitola Mathis Wood of Altha, one brother, Roy R Wood of Altha and one daughter-in-law Janice Libacao Wood. Survivors include, wife of 63 years Ruth Chason Wood of Altha, FL, four daughters, Betty Tucker & husband Earl of Altha, FL; Peggy Fant & husband Billy of Marianna, FL; Margaret Jenkins & husband James of Altha, FL; Janice Stewart & her significant other, Michael Grant of Marianna, FL, two sons, John Wood & wife Kay of Alford; Jacky Wood of Altha, FL, one brother, Ronald Wood & his wife MaryAnn of Altha, FL, sister-in-law, Annette Wood of Altha, FL, eighteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CST) at the Altha Church of God in Altha, FL with Reverend Bo Senterfitt officiating . Interment will follow in New Shiloh Cemetery in Altha, FL. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 12:00 pm (CST) until service time at 2:00 pm (CST) at the Altha Church of God. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

 

 

 

 

 

Janice Conoley Maines

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   Janice Conoley Maines, age 83, of Abe Springs, FL passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at her home in Abe Springs. Janice was born on April 22, 1936 in Blountstown to Arlo J. Conoley and Merle Carter Conoley and had lived in Blountstown all her life. She was a retired Registered Nurse and loved reading, sewing and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Janice truly loved taking care of her family. Janice was a member of Abe Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include, three sons, James Maines and wife, Debbie of Abe Springs, FL; John Maines and wife, Stephanie of Cumming, Iowa; Jessie Maines and wife, Wendy of Alexandra, VA; two daughters, Vikki Mann and husband, John of Scotts Ferry, FL; Lisa Carlson and husband, Kregg of Pleasant View, TN, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am (CST) Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Allen Pitts officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00 pm (CST) until 7:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. The family request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Gideons c/o Memorial Bible CHM, P.O. Box 765 Blountstown, FL. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verna Mae Kever

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Verna Mae Kever, age 87, of Telogia, Florida passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her home. Verna Mae was born on January 1, 1932 in Quincy, FL to Samuel Irvin Durden and Alice (Gilbert) Durden and had lived in Liberty County most of her life. She worked for the Liberty County ICF for several years as a caregiver and also worked for the Liberty County Senior Citizens. Verna Mae loved reading her Bible, fishing, cooking, quilting, praying for people and she truly loved her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olan J. Kever, two brothers, Herman and Ralph Durden. She was a member of Telogia Assembly of God Church. Survivors include,

one daughter, Violet Sherrod and husband, James of Coolage, GA, three grandchildren, Danny Earnest of Hosford, FL; Ronald Earnest and wife, Amy of Hosford, FL; Nina Moore and husband, Craig of Hosford, FL, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm (EST) from the graveside at Drivers Cemetery in Telogia, FL with Reverend Doug Hemanes officiating. Interment will follow. The family will received friends Monday, November 25, 2019 from 2:00 pm (EST) until service time at 3:00 pm (CST) from the graveside at Driver’s Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

 

 

 

Raymond Culpan, Sr

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  Raymond Culpan, Sr., age 82, of Wewahitchka, FL passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Pensacola, FL. Raymond was born on April 14, 1937 in Pensacola, FL to Raymond Culpan and Ida Mae (Grant) Culpan and had lived in Gulf County for most of his life. He was a retired Tug Boat Captain with over 40 years of service. Raymond enjoyed fishing, hunting squirrels, and most of all loved his family and especially his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Survivors include, wife, Margaret Culpan of Wewahitchka, FL, two sons, Raymond Culpan, Jr. and wife, Kim of Palatka, FL; Stacy Burch and wife, Kyra of Wewahitchka, FL, two daughters, Ida Mae Roberts of Bay County, FL; Selina Culpan of Wewahitchka, FL11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CST) from the graveside at Roberts Cemetery in Honeyville, FL with Reverend Mike Chumney officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends Friday, November 29, 2019 from 1:00 pm (CST) until service time at 2:00 at the graveside at Roberts Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.   

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy Sue (White) Russ

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 Peggy Sue (White) Russ, age 72, of Cocoa, Florida passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:23 pm at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Peggy was born on September 02, 1947 in Altha, Florida to Sam White and Elon (Bracewell) White. She graduated from Altha High School in 1965. Peggy and Ricky met in 1963 and were married on June 30, 1966. They have four children and seven grandchildren. They have lived in Cocoa, Florida for the past 41 1/2 years where Peggy served as Vice President of Shield of Faith Ministries as well as assistant pastor and a five-fold teacher (Ephesians 4:11). In addition, she authored the book entitled “WAKE UP”. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Elon (Bracewell) White, two sisters, Vernell Trickey and Marlene Backhoff and three brothers, Travis, Broze and Layman White. Survivors include: husband: Richard (Ricky) Russ of Cocoa, Florida.,Children: Krystal M. Russ of Amelia, Ohio; Richard S. Russ and wife, Wendy of St. Augustine, Florida; Cameron H. Russ and wife, Heather of Navarre, Florida; Samara B. Roberts and husband, Sean of Denver, Colorado, sisters: Delzia (White) Free of Altha, Florida; Ruth (White) Attaway of Altha, Florida; Luzetta (White) and husband, Bill Curry of Millington, Tennessee, brother: Nicky White and wife, Shirley Ann of Altha, Florida, grandchildren: Keara, Brigit, Molly, Calum, Carly, Ella and Zachary. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 02, 2019 at 11:00 am (CST) at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Richard (Ricky) Russ officiating. Interment will follow at Victory Hill Cemetery. The viewing will be held Sunday, December 01, 2019 from 6:00 pm (CST) until 8:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida.   

 

  

 

 

 

 

Calvin Gene Grantham

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  Calvin Gene Grantham, age 60, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on December 1, 2019. Gene was born on September 17, 1959 to Curtis and Thelma Grantham. He was a 1977 graduate of Altha High School and lived most of his life in Calhoun County. Gene worked at Rysco Ship Yard before becoming a nurse. He devoted many years to caring for others with a passion for the elderly. Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming with the boys, and tending to his garden. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Grantham of Altha, FL, his children and their spouses, Marsana Brunner and (Charlie) of Altha, FL; Jared Grantham of Blountstown, FL; Janna Grantham Martin and (Sidney) of Bristol, Patrick Pitts and (Aleysia) of Panama City, FL, Four grandchildren, Annalyn Meneses of Altha, FL; Audrey, Maeve, and Molly Martin of Bristol, FL, mother, Thelma Fulford of Jacksonville, FL, father and step-mother, Curtis and Cindy Grantham of Altha, FL, siblings, Ricky Grantham and (Debbie) of Altha, FL, Daniel Mckenzie and (Ava) of Altha, FL; Janice Roberts and (Ricky) of Altha, FL. Services will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Gino Mayo officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy “PeeWee” Tucker

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Tommy “PeeWee” Tucker, age 64, of Sumatra, FL went home to be with the Lord on December 9, 2019. PeeWee was born February 16, 1955 in Blountstown FL to Morgan S. Tucker and Carrie E. (Abbott) Tucker and had lived in Liberty County for the past ten years coming from Altha, FL. He was self-employed. He enjoyed woodworking and making wonderful, creative projects for his family. During his spare time he had a passion for bottle hunting old collectable bottles with his daughter Lisa Vaughn, fishing and spending time with his family. He was proceeded in death by his father Morgan S. Tucker, Mother Carrie E. Abbott Tucker. Three brothers Ronnie Wayne Tucker, Larry Edward Tucker and Michael Tucker. One Grandson Jessie Wayne Vaughn. Tommy was of the Holiness Faith. Survived by His wife, the love of his life, married for 48 years, Debra Lindsey Tucker of Sumatra, FL, one son, Tommy Wayne Tucker and fiancé Jessica Anne Thomas of Sumatra, FL, two daughters, Tonya Marie Tucker and partner Charity Summer Ketchum of Marianna, FL, Lisa Ann Vaughn and partner Keith Summerlin of Sumatra, FL, four brothers, James S. Tucker and wife Jennifer Tucker of Altha, FL, Robert E. Tucker and wife Betty Tucker of Altha, FL, Alton Rex Tucker of Altha, FL, Morgan Tucker Jr. and wife Cora Lee Tucker of Altha, FL, one sister, Shirley Ann Womble of Altha, FL. He has a large loving family that was his world. Carrying on his tradition is 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren with a host of nieces and nephews that were like his own kids. He’s at peace in heaven in that Redwood Forest getting those beautiful cabins built for his family. Forever in our hearts and loved by many, many people. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tim Brown officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Friday, December 13, 2019 from 1:00 pm (CST) until service time at 2:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

 

 

 

Armartine L. Cain

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  Armartine L. Cain, age 88, of Blountstown, FL went home to be with the Lord on December 14, 2019 in Panama City, FL. Armartine was born on December 7, 1931 in Caryville, FL to Walter Lowrey and Johnie (Arnold) Lowrey and had lived in Calhoun County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Faith. Armartine was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lowrey and Johnie (Arnold) Lowrey, husband, Reverend Joe Cain. Survivors include, several nieces and nephews, cousins and other extended family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:00 am (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kent Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 10:00 am (CST) until service time at 11:00 am (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

 

   

 

 

 

Mildred W. Jones

  Mildred W. Jones, age 93, of Wewahitchka, FL went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Panama City, FL. Mildred was born on March 23, 1926 in Round Lake, FL to Early Whitfield and Lois (Melton) Whitfield and had lived in Wewahitchka for most of life. She was a retired secretary with the Gulf County Extension office with 32 years of service. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, working in her yard, traveling and going to Blountstown to Burger King. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Early Whitfield and Lois (Melton) Whitfield, husband, George “Skeet” Jones, grandson, Kolby Dillan Gilmore and six siblings. Survivors include her children, Donna Drew and her husband, Ron of Wewahitchka, FL; Eddie Jones and his wife, Sue of Wewahitchka, FL, grandchildren, Kevin Gilmore and his wife, Kim; Kelli Creamer and her husband, Jason; Stephanie Kuper and husband, Nathan; Kristin Hamlet and husband, Chris, great-grandchildren, Blake Gilmore, Kendall Creamer, Cade Creamer, Drew Kuper, Peyton Kuper, Chase Hamlet and Karleigh Hamlet; brother, Joe Whitfield and his wife, Vera of Tallahassee, FL; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 20, 2019 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka, FL with Reverend Joey Smith and Reverend David Hernandez officiating. Interment will follow in Roberts Cemetery in Honeyville, FL. The family will receive friends Friday, December 20, 2019 from 9:00 am (CST) until service time at 10:00 am (CST) at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to Covenant Hospice or Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian Lucille Shepard

  

Lillian Lucille Shepard, age 88, of Bristol, FL and a former resident of Blountstown passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Bristol, FL. Lillian was born on March 24, 1931 in Gadsden County, FL to James Albert Shepard and Ruth (Hart) Shepard and had lived in Bristol for the past 9 years coming from Blountstown. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, working in her flowers and socializing with her Church family. Lillian was a member of the Crusaders Restoration Ministries Church in Bristol, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Albert Shepard and Ruth (Hart) Shepard, eleven siblings and a great grandson, Jody Phillips. Survivors include, one son, Nicky Phillips and wife, Faye of Bristol, FL, five grandchildren, Shannon Phillips and wife, Jeanie; Sean Phillips; Sherman Phillips and wife, Stephanie; Mary Martina and husband, Randal; Amanda Ward and her husband, Eric, 14 great-grandchildren, Cody, Shanna, Dillon, Kayla, Greg, Cody, Sy, Braddock, Molly, Ryland, Kirsten, Carmen, J.C. and Brayden. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 am (EST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Myrna Carnley officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Greensboro, FL. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 10:00 am (EST) until service time at 11:00 am (EST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. 

 

 

 

 

John Thomas Davis, Jr

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    Mr. John Thomas Davis, Jr., age 79, of Bristol, FL passed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his home. John was born on June 5, 1940 in Wilks County, GA to John Thomas Davis, Sr. and Ruth Artel (Slaton) Davis and had lived in Bristol for the past 20 years coming from Panama City, FL. John was a Heating and Air Conditioner Repairman, worked as an Heating and Air Conditioner instructor at Haney Vocational Techenical College in Panama City, FL for over 20 years. He also worked as a service tech with Sears for 27 years. John was a member of Dixie Masonic Lodge #109 F&AM in Blountstown, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Shaddai Shrine Temple in Panama City, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Renee Youngblood. John enjoyed fishing, gardening and reading his Bible. Survivors include, wife, Lilla Davis of Bristol, FL, four sons, Thomas Jeffery Davis and wife, Kiz of Douglasville, GA, John Vance Davis and wife, Tammy of Mableton, GA, James Edward Davis and wife, Shelly of Panama City, FL, Joseph Brian Bateman of Lake Talquin, FL, one brother, Ellis Henderson Davis of Austell, GA, six grandchildren, Kristen Bateman Ogden and husband, Mac, Chelsea Lucille Bateman, Clary Meridth Bateman, James Edward Davis, Jr, and wife, Victoria, John Thomas Davis and William Davis, two great-grandchildren, Hudson Malcom Ogden and Amber Leigh Emberleigh. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm (EST), 12:00 pm (CST) from the graveside at Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol, FL with Reverend Victor Walsh, Reverend Matt Basford and Reverend Allen English officiating. Interment will follow with Masonic Rites. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enoch Hamilton Hanna

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 Mr. Enoch Hamilton Hanna, age 84 of Altha, FL passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his home. Enoch was born on June 9, 1935 in Jackson County, FL to Ira Eleazer Hanna and Verna Mae (Dykes) Hanna and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. He graduated from Altha High School as Valedictorian of his Class in 1953. Enoch graduated from Florida State University in 1956, he was the first person selected to be member of what is now know at the Southern Scholarship Foundation. He taught at Blountstown Elementary School for 35 years. He also taught some night-time classes at Gulf Coast Junior College. Enoch accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior in 1954 and became a member of Altha First Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher for over 60 years, Training Union Director, a Deacon in the church, and Church Treasurer for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ira Burrel Hanna and his wife, Carrie Ann Hanna, four sisters, Odessa Hanna; Alda Mae Hansford and husband, Bruce; Floester Holada and husband, Casper and Merle Joyce Pippen. Survivors include, one sister, Myrtle Elizabeth Howell and husband, Corbett, two brothers, Benjamin Terrel Hanna and wife, Annette, Carrol Eleazer Hanna and wife, Charlotte, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January, 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm (CST) at Altha First Baptist Church with Reverend Brandon Whit and Reverend Jim McIntosh officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Friday, January 3, 2020 from 5:00 pm (CST) until 7:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. The family will accept flowers but anyone wish may make contributions to Altha First Baptist Church, 15660 NW Chipola Street, Altha, FL 32421 or to the Southern Scholarship Foundation at F.S.U., 322 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.    
 

 

 

 

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Gennes Earl Burke

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Gennes Earl Burke, age 77, of Altha, FL passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Tallahassee, FL. Earl was born on August 25, 1942 in Enterprise, AL to Chloe Burke and Willie (Bullard) Burke and had lived in Altha for 20 years. He was a retired diesel mechanic by trade. He enjoyed visiting his neighbors, family and meeting new people. He enjoyed working his land and garden. Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Burke, son, Marty Burke, parents, two brothers Gene burke and James Burke. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include,

daughter Melissa Burke Kinsey and husband, William D. Kinsey of Altha, FL, three grandchildren, Brandi Wilson of Lakeland, FL, Valerie Burke of Lakeland, FL and Brad Burke of Greenville, SC, three great-grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew. No 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 Blountstown, FL.   

 

 

 

 

  

Audrey Mae Smith

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  Audrey Mae Smith, age 97, of Wewahitchka, FL passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Port St. Joe, FL. Audrey was born on August 10, 1922 in Panama City, FL to Leroy Griffin and Kellie (Butler) Griffin and had lived in Gulf County for most of her life. She was a retired Oyster Shucker and was of the Holiness faith. Audrey enjoyed quilting, fishing, cooking, working in her flower garden, collecting recipes and truly loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Bonnie Smith and Edward Chumney, one son, Glen Lee Smith, two daughters, Sondra Smith and Bonnie Jewell Lollie, two brothers and four sisters, agrandson Tony, Dalton and great-great-grandson James Ellis Paul, two step-children, Thomas Jefferson Chumney and Judy Diane Knowles. Survivors include, one son Edward J. Smith and wife, Ginny of Atlanta, GA, two daughters, Connie Hysmith of Wewahitchka, FL, Aritha Jean Nowling of Eastpoint, FL, two step-daughters, Betty Sue Britt and Norma Jean Dunkle, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Johnny Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm (CST) until service time at 2:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.