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Dorothy Pauline “Polly” Purvis

Dorothy Pauline “Polly” Purvis, 91, of Marianna died Monday, January 21, 2019 at her residence.

Polly was born in Marianna, October 11, 1927 to the late Levi and Nina Peacock.  On October 30, 1949, Polly married the love of her life, Gene Purvis, who preceded her in death one year ago. She was a homemaker who loved and cared for her three children. Polly was also a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Marianna, where she taught five year old Sunday School children for over 40 years in the same classroom.  Reaping what she sowed, the love she gave to others always found its way back her.

Polly was also preceded in death by brothers Paul Peacock, Jack Peacock, and Bill Peacock. She is survived by two daughters, Nena Dols and husband, Tom Asfor of Trabuco Canyon, California,  Julia Purvis and husband, Donald Lenhan of Dallas, Texas; one son, Mark Purvis, of Tallahassee; two brothers, Roy “Bud” Peacock (Eloise) of Youngstown, and Gene Peacock (Leona) of Marianna.

The family wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Gail’s Traveling Angels, Kendred Home Health, and Emerald Coast Hospice for their diligent love and care during these recent months.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Rev. Paul Brooks officiating. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

Expressions of sympathy can be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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Wayne Harris

Wayne Harris, 78, a lifelong resident of Marianna, passed away Monday, January 21,2019. Wayne was born January 10, 1941 to Horace and Marie Bennett.

Wayne was a proud veteran of the U.S Army.  In 1961 he was stationed along with his tank unit in Germany while the United States and the allies were preparing to destroy the newly built “Berlin Wall”. Thankfully, an altercation with the Russians never materialized and it ended up just a big game of chicken; U.S. tanks on one side of the wall and Soviet tanks on the other.  He always said, “I was there when the wall was built, and I lived to see it come down”. While stationed in Germany, he met and married his wife and the two were blessed to have four daughters. When his military duty was completed he returned to Marianna, worked and ultimately retired from the Florida Department of Corrections.

Nature and the outdoors was always his refuge and he spent many years enjoying his hobbies such as fishing, fox hunting and his ultimate joy, horse training.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Horace W. Bennett, Sr. and Ruby Marie Cogburn; his second daughter Angela Marie Harris who died as a toddler; his siblings, Jeanette Harris, Raymond Harris, Howard Harris, Luther “Jimmy” Bennett, Darrell Hand, Gloria Bennett, Nancy Porter Trawick, and Sandra Jeter. 

Wayne is survived by his first wife and mother of his children, Lilo Hernandez of Utah; three daughters, Charlotte Boyden (Michael) of Panama City, FL, Stephanie Gregerson (Brock) of Las Vegas, NV, and Theresa Locklar (Eric) of Las Vegas, NV; one brother, Horace W. Bennett, Jr. (Melissa); two sisters, Marilyn Villarreal (Leslie) and Lona Benefield (Jerry); many nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 PM (CST), Friday, January 25, 2019 at Maddox Chapel with Rev. Cliff Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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Kimberly N. Redmon

Kimberly N. Redmon, affectionately known as Gigi, 58, of Marianna, FL, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family after she lost her six year battle with cancer.

Kimberly resided in Jackson County for 40 plus years. She held numerous positions including school bus driver for the Jackson County School Board, but her most beloved role, was grandmother to her five grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her father, D. Herbert Young and mother, Evie Young Perrine.

Survivors include her husband Ricky L. Redmon of Marianna, a daughter Chastity Gokey and her husband Robert of Marianna, a son Jonathan (Nathan) Redmon and his wife Heather of Marianna, five grandchildren, Joshua Redmon, Kenzie Redmon, Gracelyn Gokey, Emily Gokey and Gavin Gokey. Three sisters and two brothers, Danielle Perrine, Suzanne Young, David Young and his wife Patricia, and James T. Young of Tallahassee and Emily I. Hughes of Lawrenceville, GA. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, January, 24, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Steven Perrine and David Young officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com through tribute pay.

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