Mr. Leo Milton, age 89, of Marianna, Florida entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 2nd in the Marianna Nursing and Rehab. A native of Jackson County, he was of the Baptist faith and was a member of New Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
A homegoing celebration was held Tuesday, April 7th at 11a.m. at New Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Wooden, Rev. Maurice Herring and Rev. Darrel Johnson officiated. Interment followed in the Friendship Church Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the caring staff of Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.
A lifetime of love and precious memories will forever remain with his wife, Ethel Milton; children, Brenda Milton, Eugene Milton and wife Quida and Samaiyah Ford and husband Steven; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one brother, Willie C. Bryant; one sister, Thelma Terry and husband Alex; sister-in-law, Margaret Bryant; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Hazel Wilson, age 94, of 5526 Black Road was held Friday, April 10th at 11a.m. at Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Freddie Roulhac, Rev. Lisa Wilson-Tait and Minister Frankie Freeman officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the caring staff of Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.
Ms. Wilson entered into eternal rest on April 4th in the Marianna Nursing and Rehab. A native of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
A lifetime of love and precious memories will forever remain with one son, Dr. Jerusa C. Wilson and wife Gloria of Baltimore, Maryland, one daughter-in-law, Cojean Black of Marianna, Florida; one sister, Bessie Pittman of Greenwood, Florida; one brother, Aaron Black and wife Nellie of Marianna, Florida; 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Mrs. Doris Lillian Wester, age 91, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009, in Tallahassee, Florida. She was a native of Gadsden County, Florida residing in Tallahassee for the past 65 years. She was a member of the Lake Bradford Baptist church in Tallahassee and was active in the W. M. U. organization at that Church.
Mrs. Wester had retired as File Clerk with the State of Florida.
Visitation with the family and friends will take place at 9:00 AM EDT, Friday, April 17, 2009, Lake Bradford Baptist church, 3024 Lake Bradford Road to the left past the Tallahassee Airport, one hour prior to Funeral Services which start at 10:00 AM EDT, Friday, April 17, 2009, at Lake Bradford Baptist Church followed by graveside Committal Services 1:30 PM EDT, at Wester Cemetery located north of Grand Ridge, Florida. Rev. Gary Dansby and Rev. Robert Johns will be officiating services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL. 32308.
Mrs. Wester is survived by two daughters, Linda Myers of Tallahassee, Florida and Ramona Hunt of Lewisburgh, West Virginia; three sons, Wallace Eugene Wester of Colorado Springs, CO., George “Butch” Wester of Leesburg, GA. And Jerry Lee Wester of Nashville, Tennessee; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
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Mrs. Barbara Thompson Porter, age 68, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Jackson Hospital. She was a native of Covington County, Alabama, and had lived in this area the past 45 years. She was a Founding Member of Inwood Baptist church in Grand Ridge, FL. and a member of Christian Worship Center in Chattahoochee, Fl. Mrs. Porter was a retired L.P.N. with 30 years service at Florida State Hospital, and a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
Visitation with family and friends was held on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT at Lanier-Andler funeral Home in Sneads. Funeral Services were held April 22, 2009 at 10:00 am CDT at Inwood Baptist church, Grand Ridge, Fl. with Rev. Danny Sutton and Rev. Mrs. Deborah Brown officiating. Internment was held at 3:00 pm CDT at North Creek Cemetery, at Florala, Alabama.
Survivors include: One daughter, Tracey Porter of Grand Ridge, Husband: Donald Ray Scarberry of Grand Ridge, Two sisters; Bobbie McAdams of Florala, AL., and Terry Elmore of New Bern, N.C., three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Catherine H. Jensen, 88, died April 16, 2009 at the Chipola Nursing Pavilion in Marianna.
She was born on August 2, 1920 to the late Paul and Bertha Ritter Harkins in Walhalla, South Carolina.
Catherine moved to Greenwood at an early age. She graduated from Florida State College for women, taught school in Jackson County for 35 years and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Marianna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer K. Jensen; son, Nels P. Jensen; sister, Madeline H. Rountree brother, George W. Harkins and sister, Frances H. Pedry.
Survivors include two sisters, Lorraine H. Williams of Malone and Julia H. Gilbert and husband, John of Orlando, Fl; a host of nieces and nephews. A special nephew, Martin K. Schack, Tim Benton and Sallie Mathis.
Graveside services will be at 2 pm Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Marianna, Fl. with Father Charles Collins officiating. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will direct. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Anne's Catholic Church in her memory.
James Christopher "Chris" Poulnot, 50, of Chattahoochee died Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Jackson Hospital.
Born in Ozark, Alabama, Chris was a resident of Dothan, AL and Lake City, Florida prior to moving to Chattahoochee where he was employed at Hillandale Farms.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Poulnot.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Poulnot of Chattahoochee; two sons, Christopher and Matthew Poulnot both of Lake City; step-son Ricky Burgess and wife Beth of Lakeland; one step-daughter, Danielle Sheets and husband Brett of Mt. Pleasant; his parents, Lt. Col. retired Jim Poulnot and wife Elizabeth; one sister, Pam Smith and husband Rick all of Dothan; four grandchildren.
Service of Remembrance was held on April 18, 2009 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Mr. Wood Farrington officiating.
Memorization will be by cremation with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in charge of arrangements.
James Richard Hargrove, 55, of Cottondale passed away Tuesday, April 14, in Donalsonville, GA. Richard was a life long resident of Cottondale, self-employed truck driver and was a member of Damascus Free Will Baptist Church in Marianna.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jean Cook Hargrove; one daughter, Carolyn H. Powell and husband, Larry; two brothers, Al Hargrove and wife, Linda of Tallahassee, Roy Hargrove and wife, Connie of Cottondale; six sisters, Shirley Hargrove, Jewell Whitehead, Frances Tindell, of Cottondale, Myrl Armstrong and husband, Earl of Graceville, Agnes Dykes, of Dellwood, Margie Greenman and husband, Howard of Sneads; sister in law, Sadie Hargrove of Cottondale; brothers-in-law, Bobby Cook and wife, Faye of Bascom, James Cook of Dothan and Hubert Cook.; sister in law, Ann Brunson of Texas; host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Damascus Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Powell and Odis Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
Family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Joyce Ann Forrester, 52, of Malone, died Friday, April 17, 2009 at her residence.
A native of Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Forrester had resided in Malone for a number of years. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Marianna and worked as a Human Service Worker for Sunland for 23 years, and she will be remembered as a great mother and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Rose Mathews.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Forrester; her son, James P. Forrester, both of Malone; her step-son, Shannon Kinsey and family of Huntville, North Carolina; her brother, Curtis Mathews of Tallahassee, FL; and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Monday, April 20, at Maddox Chapel with the Reverands James Bradley and Jackie Register officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Malone with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing
Vera M. Dewey, 81, of Grand Ridge died Monday, April 20, 2009 at her residence.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, a homemaker and a charter member of Chattahoochee First Assembly of God Church.
Preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Dewey; her parents, Levy James Stephens and Nella G. Stephens; two brothers, Ebert Stephens and Floyd Stephens; one sister, Elsie Hooten.
Survivors include three daughters, Pat Powell Richards and husband Curtis of Dellwood, Sheila Dickson and husband Henry, Marcia Barfoot and husband Elvin all of Grand Ridge; one son, Roscoe Roy Dewey and wife Becky of Jerseyville, IL..; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; three brothers, Ralmon Stephens of Grand Ridge, Matthew Stephens of Chattahoochee, Donald Stephens of Blountstown.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at El Bethel Assembly of God Church with Revs. Jeffery DuBose, Charles Stephens and William Walker officiating. Burial followed in Dykes Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel.
Bernice Grimsley Hayes, 90, of Marianna, Florida, died Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Marianna Health and Rehab after a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 20, 2009 at El Bethel Assembly of God Church in Sneads, Florida. Internment followed at Dykes Cemetery in Sneads, Florida.
A native of Jackson County Florida, Mrs. Hayes had lived in this area all of her life. She was a homemaker. Survivors include; 1 step-daughter, Hazel Clinton of Jacksonville, Florida, a special nephew and caregiver; Mathew Stephens and wife, Sarah of Chattahoochee; and 3- Step grandchildren.
Other survivors include nieces and nephews, Ralmon Stephens, Vera Mae Dewey; Donald Stephens; Mae Moody; Peggy Cooper; Betty Jane Sessions; Wayne Grimsley; Chet Grimsley, and Lenord Shiver.
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