Lorraine P. Jones, 77, of Cottondale died Monday, May 5, 2003, in Panama City.
She was born in Kynesville and lived most of her life in Jackson County. She served as a volunteer for 28 years and was on the Board of Directors for the Jackson County Senior Citizens Inc. Her assistance wasn't just management, but was more involved in helping seniors with visits and food preparation. She served five two-year terms on the Cottondale City Commission and served as a volunteer for 15 years in the Cottondale Water Department. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Joseph B. Jones, USAF (Ret.) in 1996.
She is survived by three sons, Mac Jones and his wife, Barbara of Panama City, John A. Jones and his wife, Sue of Jacksonville, Ark., and Wayne A. Jones and his wife, Stacey of Franklin, Ky.; three sisters, Pearl May of Brandon, Daisy Skinner of Marianna and Louise Meadows of Selma, Ala.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. CDT at Maddox Chapel in Marianna with Rev. John Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Cottondale Baptist Cemetery with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna directing.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Maddox Chapel.
A graveside service for Malissie Jane Funderburk will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, May 8, at Riverside Cemetery with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
Joyce E. Freeman, 60, of Manassas, Va. died in Washington D.C. Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
She was born in Knoxville, Tenn. She was Catholic by faith. She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree of fine arts and she operated an art studio there before moving to Manassas, Va. where she became a paralegal at the George Washington University.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James "Jim" Freeman in 2002 and a grandchild, David Alexander Freeman in 2003.
She is survived by two sons, Christopher Freeman and his wife, Carol, and James Freeman and his wife, Emeleigh, all of Va.; two daughters, Virginia Simmer and her husband, David of Mich. and Michell Freeman of Pa.; her mother, Earlene Speers of Vernon; four brothers, Daniel Speers and his wife, Carol of Mass., George Speers and his wife, Judy of Marianna, Jack Speers and his wife, Vera of Miami and Tim Speers and his wife, Betty of Alford; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a very special and devoted friend, Evelyn Palinkas of Vero Beach.
The funeral will be held Monday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with Father Paul White officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Sunday, May 11, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.
Marianna Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Marion Windham LaBar, 60, of Tallahassee, entered eternal rest Monday, May 5, 2003.
She was a rainbow that brought life in its fullest form to her family and many friends. She became our wings of hope when we could not fly. She was employed as an accountant with Florida State University. She was of the Protestant faith. She was a graduate of Troy State University. Marion has touched so many people, now we understand why, "He saved the best for last."
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oren and Mildred Windham; four brothers, Rex, Ralph, Ray, and an unnamed baby brother; and a sister, Mary Ellen Roberts.
She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Neil LaBar of Tallahassee; her beloved son, Brett Lee LaBar of Orlando, who stated "A mother who transcended more love to a child than anyone could possibly ever imagine." She was the youngest of 12 children. She leaves two brothers, Register Windham of Panama City and Joe Windham of Greenwood; four sisters, Martha Minx of St. Augustine, Madelyn Cowart of Wewahitchka, Sara Spencer of Shalimar, and Pat Chapman of Destin.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 8, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home-Riggins Road Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leon County Humane Society, 743 E. Tenn. St., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Annie Langston, 87, of 4618 Dickson Road in Greenwood, died Saturday night, May 3, 2003, in Jackson Hospital in Marianna.
She was a native and life long resident of Jackson County, a homemaker and a member of the Greenwood Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Annie Bell Hearn and her husband, Jacob of Miami; one son, James H. Langston of Greenwood; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, May 10, at noon at the Greenwood Chapel AME Church with Rev. Blanche Godwin officiating. Burial will be in the Nubbin Ridge Cemetery in Greenwood with Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna directing.
The body will lie at the church one hour prior to the funeral.
Edward Earl "Smiley" Rogers, 55, of Dothan, Ala. died peacefully Monday, May 5, 2003, at his sister's home in Dothan, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William P. "Son" and Marguerite Davis Rogers; his brother, Charles Ladon Rogers; and his grandparents, Joseph and Martha "Ma" Davis and Joe and Lillie Rogers.
Edward leaves to cherish his memories his sisters, Ann Holman of Montgomery, Ala. and Linda Osborne of Dothan, Ala.; his brother, Billy Joe Rogers of Lakeland; his aunts and uncles, Mary "Tibby" and J.M. Brown Jr. of Elberton, Ga., Brooks and Bobbie Rogers of Dothan Ala., Carolyn "Driggs" Skinner of Atlanta, Ga., Marie "Sister" and Ronald Roberson of Panama City, Everette and Juanita Davis of Newport News, Va. and Edward Davis of Columbus, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery in Greenwood. Honorary pallbearers will be J.M. Brown Jr., Everette Davis, Edward Davis, Ronald Roberson, Dale Ward, Kenneth Sampson and Kevin Johnson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ward Wilson Funeral Home in Dothan, Ala. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, Ala. directing.
The funeral for Lorraine P. Jones will be held Saturday, May 10, 2003, at 10 a.m. CDT at Maddox Chapel in Marianna with Rev. John Cook officiating. Burial will be in Cottondale Baptist Cemetery with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna directing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Friday, May 9, at Maddox Chapel.
Lena Gertrude "Trudy" Cox, 92, of Sneads died Monday, May 19, 2003, at her residence.
She was born in Lovedale and had lived in Sneads for 33 years. She retired from Florida State Hospital in 1973. She was a member of the Circle Hill Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and a true friend to all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Cox; a son, James Cox; and a daughter, Jennie Sneads.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Howell Cox and his wife, Ann of Sneads, and Jimmie Harold Cox and his wife, Janice, of Sneads; three daughters, Robbie McAlpin of Gray, Ga., Lorrena Benbo of Sneads, and Lavell Neel and her husband, Charlie of Sneads; one son-in-law, Harry Sneads of Sneads; two sisters, Agnes Helms of Bascom and Louise Smith of Tallahassee; 36 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m. CDT at Circle Hill Baptist Church in Jackson County with the Revs. Juno Douglas and Danny Crosby officiating. Burial will be in the Circle Hill Cemetery with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna directing.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. CDT today, Wednesday, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the home of Howell and Ann Cox, 2080 Gorrie Ave., Sneads and the church fellowship hall following the services.
Flowers will be welcomed or memorial contributions may be directed to the local Shriners, Hospice or charity of your choice.
Mattye Sue Douglas Pittman, 63, of Graceville and formerly of Panama City went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 20, in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.
A native of Geneva County, Ala. She was a 1956 graduate of Rosenwald High School in Panama City and a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee with a masters in guidance and psychology. She was employed by the Jackson County School System as a guidance counselor, having been employed at St. Paul High School in Campbellton and Graceville Elementary School. She retired after 37 years of service in 1999.
She was a member of the Florida Retired Teachers Association and a member of New Easter Missionary Baptist Church in Graceville. She was co-owner of Christian Memorial Chapel in Graceville for over 41 years.
She was preceded in death by her only child, Rodney D. Pittman in 1986.
She leaves precious memories with her husband of 41 years, Donald J. Pittman of Graceville; her parents, Strauss and Dollie Douglas of Panama City; her mother-in-law, Lucille Dickens of Marianna; one grandson, David Brown of Quincy; one step-daughter, Alexandrina Hayes of Greenwood; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two godchildren, Sadie Reed of St. Petersburg and Keionna Mitchell of Marianna; one adopted daughter, Elizabeth Lee of Pensacola; two adopted grandchildren, Taiishina Olds of Campbellton and Trinisha Lee of Pensacola and the entire Booker family of Florida; four sisters-in-law, Alice Neal Pittman and Gwen Mitchell, both of Marianna, Patricia Crumb and her husband, Elbert, and Elouise Cotman and her husband, Gordon, both of St. Petersburg; three brothers-in-law, Richard Pittman and his wife, Hattie of Miami, Jerome Pittman and his wife, Katurah, and Joseph Pittman and his wife, Verdia, both of St. Petersburgh; two aunts, Lacy Siler of Graceville and Martha Ford of Camden, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Saturday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. at New Easter Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Price Wilson, Darrell Franklin and Bishop L.C. Frederick officiating. Burial will follow in the Graceville Community Cemetery under the direction of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville.
Visitations will be Friday, May 23, at the Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Joe Tripp Sr., 81, of Cottondale died Friday, May 16, 2003, in the Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.
He was a native of Cottondale, a deacon of the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church and retired from the Bay Line Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Lee Tripp of Cottondale; two sons, the Rev. Joe Trip Jr. (Carrie) of Cottondale and Sgt. Michael Tripp (Nancy) of Enterprise, Ala.; daughter, Janice Greene (the Rev. David Green) of Cottondale; three brothers, Robert Lee Roulhac, Curtis Roulhac, both of Cottondale, and George Roulhac of Newark, N.J.; three sisters, Agnes Brown of Conyers, Ga., Annie Brown of Newark, N.J. and Annette Bellamy of Irvington, N.J.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchilren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at the Henshaw Chapel AME Church with the Revs. L. Marshall, J. Dickson, F. White, C. Holden, and Elder Thelma Shaw Young officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
The body will lie at the church one hour prior to the funeral.
Vann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn Weston Hewett, 88, of Tallahassee and formerly of Marianna, died Monday at Hospice House in Tallahassee.
A native of Lovedale and a longtime resident of Marianna, she moved to Tallahassee five years ago to be near family. She previously worked at Sunland Training Center in Marianna and was a member of Circle Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Griffin Hewett; her son, Harold Hewett; and a grandson, Randy Reece.
She is survived by three daughters, Gwen Rogers and her husband, Billy, of Monticello, and Beverly Glover and Yvonne Weber, both of Tallahassee; three sisters, Trudy Cox of Sneads, Agnes Helms of Bascom and Louise Smith of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The service will be held Thursday, May 1, at 11 a.m. CDT at Circle Hill Baptist Church in Jackson County. She will lie at the church one hour prior to the funeral. The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. EDT at Bevis Funerla Home in Tallahassee and again immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Gifts in memory of Mrs. Hewett may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blv., Tallahassee, Fla 32308.
Franklin William Fiebelkorn, 85, of 4608 Willow Way, Marianna, died Sunday, April 27, 2003.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Lord Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Pastor Chuck Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Burlington Michigan Cemetery under the direction of Lord Funeral Home.
The funeral for William O. Roberts will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Maddox Chapel. Burial will follow in Cypress Cemetery. James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
The funeral for Ralph W. Nordan will be held at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Malone. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
Evelyn A. Brannon, 86, of Cottondale, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003 in the Jackson Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Cottondale, Friendship Club formerly the Garden Club of Cottondale, and a Women's Pink Lady of the Jackson Hospital Auxiliary. She retired from the Jackson County School Board as a manager of the Cottondale High School lunchroom after many years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Brannon; a son, Doug Brannon; a brother, Cecil Barnes and a sister, Sally Barnes.
She is survived by her four sons, Gene Brannon and wife Jean of Lynn Haven, Ernest Brannon and wife Judy of Lynn Haven, Lynwood Brannon and wife Barbara of Orlando, Donnie Brannon and wife Audrey Ann of Sneads; a daughter-in-law, Helen Brannon of Cottondale; one brother, Wilton Barnes and wife Edna of Pensacola; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the Crossroads Baptist Church in Cottondale with Pastor Mark Fejis officiating and Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directed. Burial was in the Salem Free Will Baptist Church in Steel City.
The family received friends Friday, April 25, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.