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Christene McCroan Nettles

Christene McCroan Nettles, 73, passed away suddenly on July 19, 2018 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Christene was born December 13, 1944 to Robert McCroan and Ozie Burkett McCroan. She was a 1962 graduate of Blountstown High School and lived most of her life in Calhoun County before making Marianna her home. Christene was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Graceville. 

Christene worked in the banking industry for many years before working as an auditor with the Florida Department of Revenue. She retired from the state of Florida in 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ozie McCroan; sister, Ruthie McCroan Taylor; two nephews and one infant niece.

She is survived by her husband, Jerre Nettles of Marianna; her children and their spouses, Haley Melton Ellerbee (John) of Marianna, Cindy Melton Grantham (Gene) of Altha; Will Melton (Julie) of Marianna, Patte Nettles Hatcher (Chuck) of Marianna, and Dr. Tim Nettles (Stephanie) of Columbiana, Alabama; nine grandchildren, Marsana Brunner and husband, Charlie of Blountstown, Tyler Ellerbee and wife, Heather of Grand Ridge, Ethan Ellerbee of Pensacola, Patrick Pitts of Panama City, Payton Melton and Parker Melton of Marianna, Alicia Jones and husband, Walt of Thibodaux, Louisiana, India Hatcher of Marianna and Ava Grace Nettles of Columbiana, Alabama; great grandchildren, Annalyn Meneses of Blountstown, Carson Stafford, Cheston Stafford, and Callen Ellerbee of Grand Ridge, and Harper Jones of Thibodaux, Louisiana. 

Christene is also survived by her sisters and their spouses, Marilyn Peddie and husband, Jack of Bristol, Connie Carpenter and husband, Cliff of Tallahassee, and Oreba DuPont and husband, George of Crawfordville; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Graceville, Appropriations Fund at 1111 8th Ave. Graceville, Fl 32440.

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

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Joy McArthur Stuart

Joy McArthur Stuart, 50, of Malone, FL, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Joy was born in St. Petersburg, FL, on January 10, 1968 to the late Mike and Joyce Lanier McArthur. She lived her entire life in Malone where she was a 1986 graduate of Malone High School. Joy studied Respiratory Therapy and worked in Marianna for Jackson Hospital and most recently, for the Sunland Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Johnathan Hardy Stuart.

Joy is survived by her husband, Partick Lee Stuart, Jr.; son, Partick Lee “Trey” Stuart, III of Malone; two daughters, Taylor Stuart and Brandi Stuart Beeler and husband, Jesse all of Malone; one granddaughter, Emersyn Beeler; brother, Dennis McArthur and his children, Jana and Michael McArthur.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel   with Ed Ham 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 funeral at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations to Autism Speaks, 557 N. Wymore Road, Bldg. A Suite 101, Maitland, FL 32751 / Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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Shirley Faye Floyd

Shirley Faye Floyd, 74, of Malone, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 surrounded by her family. 

Shirley was born October 14, 1943 in Houston County.  She spent most of her life in Jackson County, Florida.  She retired from Grangerburg Peanut Company and was part owner in the business. She volunteered at Chipola Ministries and was active in the Friendship Baptist Church WMU. Shirley has been a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Malone, Florida since 1973.  She loved riding golf carts, gardening, traveling with friends, southern gospel music, and she was an avid reader all of her life.  She enjoyed spending time cooking for family and friends and loved large gatherings in the Floyd eating house.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Katie Lou Locke of Ashford, Alabama and one brother Billy Locke of Dothan, Alabama. 

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ben Floyd of Malone, FL; three sons, Holt and Scarlett Floyd, Hank and Lisa Floyd, and Jamie and Kim Floyd; one sister, Elsie Howarth; one brother in law, Marvin Floyd, of Tallahassee; one sister in law, Ann McWaters, of Ashford, Alabama; ten grandchildren, Kacee Floyd, Karlee Floyd, Harrison Floyd, Kayla Floyd, Caroline Floyd, Storm Floyd, Spencer Floyd, Megan Hobbs, Gannon Baxter, and Lindsey Baxter; four great grandchildren, Kamdyn Tew, JC Pittman, Hailey Hobbs, and Gracie Hobbs.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church with Reverends Chuck Locke and Danny Sumerlin officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund.

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