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Linda Dianne Keith

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Linda Dianne Keith, age 69, of White City, FL passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Tallahassee, FL. Dianne was born on August 20, 1949 in Blountstown to James Marion Goodman, Jr. and Annie Faye (Bridges) and had lived in Calhoun and Gulf Counties for most of her life. She was a retired Telephone Company operator and dispatcher for over 40 years. Dianne was preceded in death by her Father, James Marion Goodman, Jr., brother, James Solon Goodman, Sr. She was a member of the White City Baptist Church. Survivors include, mother, Annie Faye Bridges Goodman of White City, FL, sister, Janet Roberts of Wewahitchka, FL, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm (EDT) at White City Baptist Church in White City with Reverend Nick Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. A private family visitation will be held Monday, June 17, 2019 from 10:00 am (EDT) until 11:00 am (EDT) at White City Baptist Church, visitation for the public will be from 11:00 am (EDT) until service time at 12:00 pm (EDT). The family will accept flowers but any wishing may make contribution to the Gideon International Bible Association. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloria Jean Smith

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  Gloria Jean Smith, age 74, of Blountstown, FL passed away, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her home. Gloria was born on December 18, 1944 in Marianna, FL to Lumen and Faye Strength and had lived in Calhoun and Liberty Counties for most of her life. She was a retired LPN and CNA with over 15 years of service working at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital and also Blountstown Health and Rehab. Gloria enjoyed writing, reading her bible, loved caring for people, riding horses and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Smith, son, Daniel Smith, sister, Betty Blount, parents, Lumen and Faye Strength, granddaughter, Lacy Ammons Kirkpatrick. Survivors include, two sons, David smith of Blountstown, FL, Derek Smith of Blountstown, FL, one daughter, Debra Ethridge of Blountstown, FL, Five grandchildren, Michael Ammons, Kayla Simmons, Cameron Smith, Jessica Gartin and Jerry Ethridge, thirteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Tony Legear officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 1:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 2:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

 

 

Timothy (bubba) jerome Dykes II

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 Timothy (Bubba) Jerome Dykes II, age 18, of Altha, FL passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home. Bubba was born in Marianna, FL on July 21, 2000 to Timothy Jerome Dykes and Barbara Cole and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Cole. Bubba was of the Holiness Faith. Survivors include, mother, Barbara Cole of Altha, FL, father, Timothy Jerome Dykes of Bristol, FL, sister, Haley Dykes of Altha, FL, half-sister, Victoria Dykes of Bristol, FL, maternal grandfather, John Cole of Altha, FL, paternal grandmother, Brenda Butcher of Bristol, FL. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 9:00 am (CDT) from the graveside at Edenfield Cemetery in Altha with Reverend Michael Morris officiating. Interment will follow. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.   

 

 

 

 

Barbara ann whitfield

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Barbara Ann Whitfield, age 73, of Blountstown, FL passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Blountstown. Ann was born on January 1, 1946 in Altha, FL to Jordan Guy and Pearl (Keel) Guy and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a homemaker, and along with her husband a cross country truck driver with the handle of Lady Trapper. Ann also worked as a secretary bookkeeper for the Calhoun County Adult School for 10 years. She loved sewing, cooking, Florida State Football and especially loved and was so very proud of her family. She attended the Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Jordan Guy and Pearl (Keel) Guy; husband, Jimmy Carl Whitfield; son, Jimmy Carl Whitfield, Jr.; brothers and sisters and other family members, Buddy Guy and Judy; J. R. O’Brian; Foots Wilkerson; Mary Bowden; Dorothy Tipton and John; Travis Guy and Nellie. She is survived by, 3 Daughters: Renee Wallace and husband, Ricky of Altha, FL; Brenda Green and husband, Henry of Bristol, FL; Julie Suber and husband, Terry of Bristol, FL; brother: James Guy and his wife, Janice of Crestview, FL; sisters: Willie Mae O’Brian of Tallahassee, FL; Emily Marie McGee of Panama City, FL; Lois Bennett of Altha, FL; Betty Wilkenson of Monticello, FL; Johnnie Sellers and husband, Johnny of Bristol, FL; Audrey Peddie and husband, Tony of Bristol, FL; Hester Coyne and husband, Tim of Virginia; grandchildren: Brooke Ashley Everett, Chelsea Marie Travis and husband, David, Keaton Whitfield Suber and Hannelore Dillan Green. Funeral services will be held Friday June 21, 2019 at 10:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Reverend Dewayne Tolbert officiating. Interment will follow in Victory Hill Cemetery in Altha, FL. Family will receive friends Friday, June 21, 2019 from 9:00 am (CDT) until service time at 10:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

 

 

Julian L. Morris

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 Julian L. Morris, age 81, of Grand Ridge, FL passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Tallahassee, FL. Julian was born on August 13, 1937 in Chattahoochee, FL to Lucious Morris and Mollie Etta (Kinard) Morris and had lived in Grand Ridge for over 25 years coming from Port St. Joe. He retired from the Apalachicola Northern Railroad with over 40 years of service. Julian loved flying, riding motor cycles, playing the guitar in the band and was an avid Hamm Radio operator. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucious Morris and Mollie Etta (Kinard) Morris, his two wives, Frances and Susie Morris, brother, Joel Morris. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Bristol Ward. Survivors include, step daughter, Milissa Amaya of Mesa, AZ, three step sons, Larry Hatcher, Jr. of Wewahitchka, FL, Mark Hatcher of Bristol, FL, Timothy Hatcher of Africa, nephew, Phillip Wayne Morris of Mobile, AL, seven step grandchildren and numerous cousins. The family will receive friends Monday, June 24, 2019 from 1:00 pm (CDT) until 2:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment and Dedication of the grave will be at 2:30 pm (CDT) at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge, FL. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

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Jo Etta Henson

   

Mrs. Jo Etta Williams Henson, age 93, of Blountstown, FL passed away June 26, 2019 at the Manor in Bluewater Bay, Niceville, FL surrounded by her children. She had been resident of Blountstown for 54 years. Mrs. Henson was born September 22, 1925, to the late James Lee Williams and Nettie Josephine Holland in Burnt Hickory, Paulding County, GA. With Mrs. Henson’s RN training she worked at a hospital in Cartersville, GA where she met her husband, the late John B. Henson. She not only stitched up his cut hand but she stitched up his heart, too. And those stitches held for 44 years. The devotion she had as a wife and as a mother was without measure. Mrs. Henson is preceded in death by her husband, John B Henson, infant son Joseph Lee Henson, brother Thomas Chesley Williams of Dallas GA and sister Inez Meadows of Jackson, GA. She is survived by her sons John Paul Henson (Gaylan) Blountstown, FL, Danny Lee Henson (Beth) Ellisville, MS and daughter Donna Jo Kinzelman (Matt) of Destin, FL . Three grandchildren, Evan Paul Henson, Tallahassee, FL, Lindsey Camille Collis (Jim), Lake Havasu City, AZ and Matthew Joseph Kinzelman, Kirkland, WA. One great grandchild, Charlene (Charli) Adele Collis. One sister,Faustine (Hugh) Wilson, Dallas GA, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dewayne Tolbert officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. Family will receive friends Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. The family wishes to thank the dedicated and loving staff at The Manor at Bluewater Bay in Niceville FL and Emerald Coast Hospice for providing our Mom the best of care and cherished friendships. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

elizabeth diane little

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 Elizabeth Diane Little, age 60, of Blountstown, FL passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home. Diane was born on January 23, 1958 in Opelika, AL to Donald Franklin Simpkins, Sr. and Barbara Ann (Sizemore) Simpkins and had lived in Blountstown for the past 12 years coming from Wewahitchka, FL. She worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant with Blountstown Health and Rehab and River Valley Health and Rehab for several years. Diane loved fishing, sewing and taking care of her house plants. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, David Carter. She was a member of Kinard Community Holiness Church. Survivors include, two sons, Donald Price and wife, Tracy of Blountstown, FL; Robert Steven Price of Clarksville, FL; one daughter, Crystal Abernathy of Opelika, AL; her loving dog, Jaxon, three brothers, Frank Simpkins and wife, Corvet of Beauregard, AL; Joe Simpkins and wife, Brandi of Opelika, AL; Fred Simpkins and wife, Rita of Tulsa, OK; one sister, Donna Carter of Birmingham, AL; nine grandchildren, Macy Hatfield and husband, Chandler, Zoe, Cole, Ryan, Haley, Hannah, Carley, Katelyn and John. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00 am (CDT) at Kinard Community Holiness Church in Kinard, FL Chandler Hatfield and Melissa Norris officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 4:00 pm (CDT) until 6:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.   

 

 

 

 

 

L. miles Eldridge

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Mr. L. Miles Eldridge, age 97, of Blountstown, FL passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Blountstown, FL. Miles was born on January 9, 1922 in Ponce De Leon, FL to Marion Webster Eldridge, Sr. and Mary Emma (Murphy) Eldridge and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. Mr. Eldridge was a pilot, flight instructor, educator and insurance agent. He was a man of many sports abilities. He was an avid tennis player, golfer and swimmer. And he loved to garden. One of the things he was most proud of though was being a veteran. He was a fighter pilot during World War II with the 24th Fighter Squadron. Miles was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters, Marion Columbus Eldridge; Mary Alice Johnson; E. Moody Eldridge; Hattie Montgomery; Evelyn Gaskin; Marion Webster Eldridge, Jr.; Sandra Wynn and Majia Eldridge. Survivors include, wife, Mariaah (Peck) Eldridge of Blountstown, FL, three daughters, Pam Hand and husband, Ronnie of Blountstown, FL; Pat Mullins and husband, Jim of Tallahassee, FL; Cathy Kimbrel and husband Glenn of Blountstown, FL, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm (EDT), 11:00 am (CDT) at the VA National Cemetery at 5015 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311. In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions be made to Blountstown United Methodist Church or to Covenant Hospice. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

REBECCA (BECKY FERGUSON) MCMILLAN

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Rebecca (Becky Ferguson) McMillan went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Rebecca was born in Bascom, FL April 13, 1940 to James Paul Ferguson and Bulah Parish Ferguson. Rebecca was a faithful child of God with a servant’s heart, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved to sew, cook for her family and friends, and loved her lilies and zinnias. She helped with the Bascom School renovation project of which she attended until 8thgrade then graduated from Malone High School in 1958. After her retirement from Southtrust Bank, she and her husband were able to enjoy several years of traveling together. She is survived by her husband, Phillip G. McMillan of almost 57 years (they were married on July 3, 1962); daughter, Teresa Ann McMillan Cox Pike of Bascom, FL; son, James Howard McMillan and his wife, Misty Kennedy McMillian of Blackwood Community, Headland, AL; sister, Pauline Ferguson Trotter of Marianna, FL; brother, James Henry Ferguson and wife, Patricia “Pat” Ferguson of Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Mary Elizabeth Ferguson Pelt and Husband, Harry Buddy Pelt of Bascom, FL; two grandson, William Clinton Cox of Bascom, FL and Alan Phillip Cox and wife, Lee Ann Cox of Bascom, FL; two great-grandchildren, Kagen Hearns and Zackery Green both of Bascom, FL; several Nieces and Nephews along with her Church and camp family. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) at First Baptist Church of Bascom with Reverend Greg Roberts officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation, ashes to be scattered at Beech Mt. Bible Conference in North Carolina. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

Ina Josephine Shirah

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Ina Josephine Shirah, age 89, of Wewahitchka, FL passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at her home in Wewahitchka. Ina was born on October 30, 1929 in Gulf County, FL to Lee Roy Griffin and Callie (Butler) Griffin and had lived in Gulf County for most of her life. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and embroidering, reading, fishing and cooking for her family. Ina was a member of the Assemby of God Faith and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Shirah; parents, Lee Roy Griffin and Callie (Butler) Griffin; brothers, Rufus Lee and Willie Griffin; sisters, Ida Lee, Lucille and Agnes. Survivors include,One son, Roy Junior Shirah and wife, Danney of Wewahitchka, FL, one daughter, Sonya Hall and husband, Glen of Wewahitchka, FL, one sister, Audrey Smith of Port St. Joe, FL, five grandchildren, Nicholas Hall, Spring Holcombe, Kimberly Shirah, Roy David Shirah and Daniel Shirah, three great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Carter and Ella Ray

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jack Strader officiating. Interment will follow in Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard. The family will receive friends Friday, August 2, 2019 from 5:00 pm (CDT) until 7:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

For flowers for Mrs. Shirah call Shiver's Florist 850 674 8191 or 850 674 4788

 

 

 

 

 

William Donald Ridley

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   Mr. William Donald Ridley, age 71, of Bristol, FL passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Blountstown, FL. Donald was born on February 25, 1948 in Ft. Chickamauga, GA to Jack Ridley and Tula (Mahan) Ridley and had lived in Bristol since 1994 coming from Greensboro, FL. He was an Evangelist for over 35 years and also retired from the City of Tallahassee with 13 years of service. First thing that needs to be said that Dad, (Donald) was a man of God and man of faith. He spent hours reading and listening to the Bible and praying. Dad loved the grand boys and had many plans for them, showing them about cars and hunting. He hunted all his life but especially loved to coon hunt.  Dad loved his cars 66 Shelby GT 350 and 2014 GT 500. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Ridley and Tula (Mahan) Ridley; sister, Marlene Ridley. Survivors include, wife, Carol (Hathaway) Ridley of Bristol, FL; one son, Adam Ridley and wife, Erika of Blountstown, FL; three brothers, Berry Ridley of Tennessee, Jim Ridley and wife, Diane of Kinard, FL, Dee Ridley and wife, Kathy of Blountstown, FL; two sisters, Patsy Folks and husband, Jimmy of Blountstown, FL, Vickey Harmon and husband, Jerry of Blountstown, FL; two grandchildren, Hoyt Ridley and Remington Ridley. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 am (EDT) at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Lookout Mountain, GA. Interment will follow. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.    

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Ann Sewell

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  Mrs. Alice Ann Sewell, age 75, of Altha, FL passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Marianna, FL. Alice was born on March 2, 1944 in New Orleans, LA and had lived in Altha for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Altha First Baptist Church. Alice was a devoted Christian and had many rolls at the church from serving the Lords Supper to the card ministry which included sending sympathy, birthdays and anniversaries cards.  She truly loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all her family. Survivors include, husband of 57 years, Fate Sewell of Altha, FL, two sons, Scott Sewell and wife, Marla of Altha, FL, John Sewell and wife, Amy of Altha, FL, two daughters, Rose Mary Swilley and husband, Craig of Altha, FL, Andrea’ Neel and Carlton of Altha, FL, one brother, Andy Guidera and wife, Arlene of Lacombe, LA, three sisters, Gail Stallings and husband, Bob of Kentucky, Donna Ball and husband, Beaver of South Carolina, Sue Meyers and husband, J.C. of Lacombe, LA , grandchildren, Whitney Blount and husband, Derek; Meagan Henson and husband, John Michael; Dusty Neel, Morgan Betts and husband, Greg; Emily Sewell; Johnny Sewell; Sydney Sewell; Holley Sewell; Bella Desrosier; Dawn Herring and Brad; Emma and Ashley Herring. Great-grandchildren, Grace Henson; Harper Henson; Ava Blount and Mikah Henson, a host of extended nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm (CDT) at the First Baptist Church in Altha with Reverend Brandon Witt and Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Chipola Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 4:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 5:00 pm (CDT) at the First Baptist Church in Altha. The family request in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, Altha First Baptist Church Building Fund, Baptist Children’s Home or to your favorite charity. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.   

 

 

 

 

 

cindy barfield

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 Cindy Barfield, age 59, of Grand Ridge, FL passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Marianna, FL. Cindy was born on January 15, 1960 in Jacksonville, FL to Monk Barfield and Kathryn (Green) Barfield and had lived in Grand Ridge most of her life. She worked for Raytheon Corporation formally Unimac in Marianna for a number of years. Cindy was a 1978 graduate of Grand Ridge High School, she loved sewing, all types of crafts, ceramics and traveling. She was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her father, Monk Barfield. Survivors include, mother, Kathryn Barfield of Grand Ridge, FL, companion of many years, James Lawrence of Grand Ridge, FL, two brothers, Matthew Barfield and wife, Jennifer of Altha, FL, Scott Barfield and wife, Aracelie of Morrison, IL, Cindy truly loved her nieces and nephews, Haley Worley and husband, David, Kelsey Escoriaza and husband, Lawrence, Katy Barfield, Hannah Sheffield and husband, Blake, Victoria Barfield, Chloe Barfield, Anthony Perez and Cody Barfield. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:00 am (CDT) at Shady Grove Methodist Church in Grand Ridge, FL with Pastor Victoria Scofield officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, May 27, 2019 from 5:00 pm (CDT) until 7:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.     

 

 

 

 

 

justin adam barrier

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   Justin Adam Barrier, age 22, of Wewahitchka, FL passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Lakeland, FL. Justin was born on February 11, 1997 in Panama City, FL to Tripp Barrier and Sharon (Thibodaux) Barrier and had lived in Wewahitchka most of his life. He was 2015 graduate of Wewahitchka High School where he was Salutatorian of his class. Justin Justin was attending Florida Polytechnic University where he will be receiving a posthumous Bachelors degree in computer engineering with an emphasis on Digital Logic Design. He loved going to car and motorcycle meets, working with computers, reading, woodworking and truly loved his family. He was of the Christian Faith. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him. Survivors include, parents, Sharon and Tripp Barrier of Wewahitchka, FL, paternal Grandmother, Anne Barrier of Port St. Joe, FL, maternal grandmother, Hazel Thibodaux of Thibodaux, LA, he is preceded in death by grandparents, Whitfield Wade Barrier Jr and Leonard Joseph Thibodaux Sr., God father, Uncle Tyler Thibodaux of Thibodaux, LA, God mother, Aunt Gail Thibodaux and husband, Rick of Thibodaux, LA, aunt, Janet Becnel and husband, Jimbo of Thibodaux, LA, uncles, Leonard Thibodaux of Rockledge, FL, James Thibodaux and wife, Betty of Thibodaux, LA and Sonny Parker of Summit, MS, numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:00 am (CDT) at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka, FL with Reverend Joey Smith and Reverend Mike Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka, FL. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 5:00 pm (CDT) until 7:00 pm (CDT) at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. There will be reserved seating area assigned for all of Justin’s classmates and teachers located behind the active pallbearers. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

   

 

 

 

billy gene barfield

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Billy Gene Barfield, age 81, of Marianna, FL passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Dothan, AL. Billy was born on February 6, 1938 in Calhoun County to William Elton Barfield and Pansy (Ayers) Barfield and had lived in Jackson County for most of his life. He was a retired self-employed trucker. Billy enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and especially loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Elton Barfield and Pansy (Ayers) Barfield, two brothers, Bernice and Monk Barfield. Survivors include, wife of 51 years, Peggy Ann (Kyle) Barfield of Marianna, FL, son, John (Rooster) Barfield and his wife, Miryah of Marianna, FL, step-son, Mike Powell of Sneads, FL, daughter, Judy Daniels of Chattahoochee, FL, brother, Doug Barfield and wife, Janet of Grand Ridge, FL, sister Alma Hayden of Grand Ridge, FL, four grandchildren, Jessica Porter, Josh Powell, Jake Powell and Jimmy Daniels, three great-grandchildren, Kayley Powell, Olivia Porter and John Porter, sister-in-law, Kathryn Barfield of Grand Ridge, FL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown, FL with Sonny Coburn officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge. The family will receive friends Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:00 pm (CDT) until 7:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

frankie r. (frank) Suggs

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Mr. Frankie R. (Frank) Suggs, age 81, of Altha, FL (Red Oak Community) past away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his home. Frank was born on September 27, 1937 in Warsaw, FL to Hosie Suggs and Mattie (Johns) Suggs and had lived in Altha since 1980 coming from Indian Town, FL. Frank enjoyed hunting, gardening, eating good groceries and most of all loved his family. Frank served in the United States Army for two tours. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hosie Suggs and Mattie (Johns) Suggs, four brothers, Herman, J. Lee, Snip and Man Suggs. Frank attended the Red Oak Mennonite Church. Survivors include, wife, Anna Lou Suggs of Altha, FL two sons, Ronald M. Suggs and wife, April of Altha, FL, Carlton Reese Suggs and wife, Terry of Altha, FL, three grandchildren, J.R. Suggs, Ricky Suggs and Jenny Suggs, one great-grandchild-Isabella Suggs two step-grandchildren, Josh Underwood and Josh Mooney, five step-great grandchildren, J.T. Mooney, Paige Mooney, Hayden Mooney, Jaydelyn Underwood and Georgia Underwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Allan Nichols, Reverend Darrell Johnson and William Earl Sewell officiating. Interment will follow in the Hugh Comerford Cemetery in The Red Oak Community in Altha, FL. The family will receive friends Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5:00 pm (CDT) until 7:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

nita pearl (gray) bangs

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     Nita Pearl (Gray) Bangs, age 75, of Wewahitchka, FL passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at her home. Nita was born on December 7, 1943 in Wewahitchka, FL to Drakeford Gray and Mae Helen (Armstrong) Gray and had lived in Wewahitchka all of her life. She enjoyed fishing, gardening shopping, reading, talking and most of all loved her family. Nita was preceded in death by her parents, Drakeford Gray and Mae Helen (Armstrong) Gray, three brothers, James Gray, Harold Gray and Wayne Gray, sister, Brenda Crutchfield, grandson, Ricky Collins, Jr., granddaughter, Joni Collins. Survivors include, husband, Luther Bangs of Wewahitchka, FL, three sons, Ricky Collins and wife, Carolyn of Wewahitchka, FL, Johnny Collins and wife, Cathy of Wewahitchka, FL, Mark Collins and wife, Jeannie of Wewahitchka, FL, one daughter, Cathy Long of Wewahitchka, FL, two brothers, Robert Gray of Wewahitchka, FL, George Gray of Wewahitchka, FL, three sisters, Mable Ward of Wewahitchka, FL, Ophelia Roper of Wewahitchka, FL, Helen Larkins and husband, Peter of Wewahitchka, FL, 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00 am (CDT) at the First Pentecostal Church in Wewahitchka, FL. Interment will follow in Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka, FL. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 10:00 am (CDT) until service time at 11:00 am (CDT) at the First Pentecostal Church. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  
 

 

 

 

  

 

Sara burns cody gaskin

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 Sara Burns Cody Gaskin was born on January 3rd, 1926 in Selma, Alabama.  She was the first child to be born in Selma in 1926 so her parents were given a gift certificate for groceries at one of the Selma grocery stores.  I am sure this came in handy since she was born weighing in at a little over 13 pounds. She was somewhat of a tomboy growing up.  She could often be found playing with the children at the Selma Methodist Children’s Home that was only a block from her house.  Sara graduated from Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama with a major in English Literature and a minor in Physical Education in 1948.  She and several of her classmates came to north Florida straight out of college to teach.  She taught in Blountstown for a year, Port St. Joe for a year, Parker for a year and then moved back to Blountstown to teach. She married Jack in 1953 and gave birth to a son, Bill, in 1954 and to a son, Ben, in 1957.  Shortly after Ben was born, Sara went to work for the State of Florida in the Welfare Department.  She retired from the State in the early 1980’s.  At the time of her retirement, she was the Supervisor of Welfare for seven counties at started in Chattahoochee and ended in Apalachicola. She was an active member of the Blountstown United Methodist Church and the Blountstown UMW. She enjoyed flowers and plants and took great pleasure in propagating African Violets from her own cuttings to share with family and friends.  She also enjoyed making pound cakes for people.  She picked up painting after she retired and became a rather prolific painter of country life scenes. Sara is proceeded in death by her husband, Jack, her son, Ben, her brother Gene and his wife Betty, her parents Howard and Madge Cody and numerous friends like Midge Eldridge and Fran Mayo. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that those of you that would like to make a contribution is Sara’s memory, please contribute to the Blountstown United Methodist Church to aid in the repairs from Hurricane Michael, or to a United Methodist Children’s Home or to a charity of your choice that aids in disaster relief. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm (CDT) at the Blountstown United Methodist Church with Reverend Nick Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 1:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 2:00 pm (CDT) at the Blountstown United Methodist Church. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.  

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph d. hand

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Joseph D. Hand, age 62, of Blountstown, FL passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Blountstown, FL. Joseph was born on May 5, 1957 in Blountstown to Seebron Hand and Maxine (Bodiford) Hand and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, planting and gathering fruit from his fruit trees. Joseph was retired from the Leon County Road Department Surveying Crew and served in the United States Navy. Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Seebron Hand, two sisters, Rose Booth and Becky Dugan. He was a member of Altha Methodist Church. Survivors include, mother, Maxine Hand of Blountstown, FL, one brother, Franklin E. Hand of Blountstown, FL, four sisters, Sara M. Simmons of Port St. Joe, FL, Jessie M. Ehrich of Blountstown, FL, Janie M. Hobbs of Altha, FL, Susan M. Hand of Altha, FL, a host of nieces and nephews and the love of his life, his puppy, Traz. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Martha Hyles officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 

 

 

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Eunice M. (Cooper) Griffin

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Eunice M. (Cooper) Griffin, age 85, of Blountstown, FL passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her home. Eunice was born on October 30, 1933 in Tarpon Springs, FL to Marion Oscar Cooper and Myrtle Lee (Boone) Cooper and had lived in Blountstown since 1992 coming from Liberty County. She was a homemaker and a member of Kinard Community Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert (Shorty) Griffin, three brothers, James, Herman and Bobby Cooper. Survivors include, two sons, Donnie Griffin and wife, Edna of Newington, GA, Tommy Joseph Griffin of Bristol, FL, two daughters, Lois Jean Perkins of Blountstown, FL, Patricia Dianne Lee of Blountstown, FL, one brother, Billy Cooper and wife, Marilyn of Woodville, FL, seven grandchildren, James Barrs and wife Tammy of Tallahassee, FL; Chase Barrs of Panama City, FL; Tommy Greist and wife, Chastity of Perry, FL; Donald Greist of Gainesville, FL; Rebekah Shepard and husband, Mike of Rincon, GA; Adam Griffin of MS; Taylor Arnold of Live Oak, FL, nine great-grandchildren, her beloved dog, Phil, best friend, Nancy Story of Blountstown, FL. Private family funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am (CDT) from the graveside at Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard, FL with Sister Edna Griffin officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends Friday, June 14, 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.