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Emmy Lou Brown Granger

On the early morning of Saturday, March 16, 2019, heaven received a faithful servant.  Her peaceful ascension took place at her home with her family, in Marianna, Florida.  Emmy had just celebrated her 100th birthday exactly one month prior. 

Emmy was born on February 18, 1919 to Jeff and Mamie Etheredge Brown in Pansey, Alabama.  Shortly after graduating from Columbia High School in Columbia, Alabama, she married the love of her life, Clyatt Granger of Malone.  After WWII concluded and Clyatt’s naval service ended they moved to Marianna to establish their home and family.  Emmy was a talented seamstress and worked at Warner Brothers for over two decades.  After retirement, she continued her passion for sewing by designing handmade quilts for her family and friends.  Emmy was a charter member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna. In recent years, she faithfully watched Pensacola Christian College’s televised program, Rejoice in the Lord. Throughout her life she was committed to serving God, family and friends.

Emmy was preceded in death by her husband, Clyatt; grandson, Brent Dean, and all of her siblings, including, Eva Godwin Freeman and her three brothers, Osie, James, and Tom Brown.  

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda (Bill) Dean and Beverly (Robert) Hinson of Marianna; one granddaughter, Scarlett Brandi (Brian) Hinson-Kradel and two grandsons, Ben (Emily) Dean and Jeff Hinson. She is also survived by six great-grandsons, Evan, Ethan, Christan and Noah Dean and Ryder and Colton Hinson.  Her great-great-granddaughters include, Brentlee and Gracelyn Dean; as well as numerous relatives and enduring friends.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Reverends James Miller, John Wamsley, and Gino Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to any of these institutions including Liberty Baptist Church in Pansey, Alabama; Eastside Baptist Church or First Presbyterian Church in Marianna, FL.

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

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Lucy Neel

Lucy Neel, 90, of Sneads, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Born in Cottonwood, Alabama on April 3, 1928, Mrs. Neel was a resident of Sneads, Florida and retired from Florida State Hospital. She was a member of El Bethel Assembly of God Church in Sneads, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Neel.

Survivors include her three children; sons, Charlie Neel and his wife, Lavell, Jeffrey Neel, and daughter, Anna Kay Neel; fivegrandchildren, Chuck Neel and wife, Tess, Crystal Cloud and husband, Nick, Carrie Poole and husband, Jerry, Keyela Hampton and husband, Robert, Melissa Miller and husband, Mark; and 14 great grandchildren, along with a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at El Bethel Assembly of God Church with Reverends Juno Douglas and Clinton Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Cow Pen Pond Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. 

An additional time of fellowship with the family will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 in the fellowship Hall at El Bethel Assembly of God Church in addition to visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1 p.m., one hour prior to the funeral at El Bethel. 

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Marianna Health and Rehab Center and Davita Dialysis Center for their years of dedication. 

If desired, contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund. www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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Tessie Viola Poole

Tessie Viola Poole, 87, of Sneads passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Poole was a native and life long resident of Jackson County. She was a member of the Salem Wesleyan Church for more than 60 years. She retired from the Jackson County School Board after 20 years in Food Service. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, canning, and loved to bake. Tessie was known as the caretaker of the community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Poole; son, Roger Poole; daughter, Wendy Michelle Poole; parents, Brady Mack and Maggie Robinson McKinnie; brother, M.R. McKinnie; and two grandchildren, Tracy Wierman and Loriann Guy; brother-in-laws, Cohen Poole and Julius Poole; and sister-in-laws, Evelyn Williams, Frances Poole, and Yvonne Poole.

Survivors include two sons, Mack David Poole and wife, Frances of Sneads, Kirby Poole and wife, Marilyn of Marianna; three daughters, Pat Williams and husband, Jim of Marianna, Kathy Poole, Glenda Chason and husband, Gary all of Sneads; two brothers, Jerry McKinnie and wife, Maria of Sneads, Oscar McKinnie and, wife Katie of Sneads; three sisters, Essie Baxter, Margaret Robbirds, and Shirley Hare all of Sneads; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; brother-in-laws R.C. Poole and Brannon Poole; sister-in-laws, Helen Allen, Lillie May Goodson, Etta Poole, Elizabeth McKinnie, and Lornell Poole.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Salem Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jeff Crook officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at The Salem Wesleyan Church. www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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