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Betty Jean Thompson

Betty Jean Thompson, 88, of Marianna, Florida died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Jackson Hospital.

Mrs. Thompson was born in Perry, FL and lived most of her life in Marianna where she retired from Sunland as a Cottage Parent.  She was a member of  Trinity Baptist Church in Marianna for more than 60 years.  Mrs. Thompson enjoyed her church, Sunday School, her flowers, shopping and most of all her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brinson and Eula Powell Hendry; two brothers, Franklin Hendry and Franklin “Buddy” Hendry, Jr.; one sister, Faye Murphy and one grandson, Richard Lee Redmon.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra and husband, James Harrison of Marianna, Joan and husband, Wayne Hamilton, also of Marianna; one sister, Brenda and husband, Terry Daniel of Valdosta, Georgia; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Monday, November 5, 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church with Reverend Roland Rabon 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 Trinity Baptist Church.

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

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Thomas F. Batts

Dr. Thomas F. Batts, 78, of Grand Ridge, FL. died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his home with his family at his bedside.

He was born in Shorterville, AL, Dr. Batts had resided in Jackson County for the past 59 years while spending majority of those years ministering throughout the United States. He started preaching at the age of 15 in 1955. He earned a Masters in Theology and Doctorate in Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. He always displayed the love and compassion of Jesus. He was an excellent communicator of the Word who wisely preached normally no more than 30 minutes without notes and effortlessly quoting scriptures. He was also a great athlete, loved playing basketball, baseball, and golf; played semi-pro baseball when he was younger.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Bascom and Bessie Batts, and his brothers: Preston Batts, Reginald Batts, and Foy Batts.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda; three children, Daryl Batts and Trilla Mays of Columbia, SC, Todd Batts of Grand Ridge, FL.; Grandchildren, Malorie Batts Schumann & Tyler Batts both of Greenville, SC, Ronnie Mays of Gaston, SC; sisters, Wanna Lee Gosdin and Lillian Steverson; brothers, Curtis Batts and Charles Batts. 

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Interment will follow in Dykes Cemetery in Grand Ridge 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.

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Edith Chaskel Spann

Edith Chaskel Spann. 95, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Athens, GA. 

Born in Indianapolis, IN, she spent her childhood on the family homestead on the Ohio River town of Florence, IN prior to joining the WAC’s in 1943. She was a World War II veteran and a homemaker. After her discharge on Christmas Eve 1945, she and her new husband moved to his hometown of Marianna, FL. They later lived in Quincy, FL and Mobile, AL before she moved to Athens, GA in 1993. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorraine Given Chaskel and Eugene F. Chaskel; her husband, Herbert W. Spann, Sr., and her brother, James O. Chaskel.

She is survived by her children, Lorraine Spann Edwards, Athens, GA.; Herbert W. Spann, Jr. (Natalie), Alabaster, AL; grandchildren, Leigh Edwards Davis (Stephen), John Spann Edwards (Melissa), and Gilbert Spann, Mobile, AL. Survivors also include nephews Conrad Chaskel (Renee), Findlay, OH; Rodney Chaskel (Kathy), Findlay OH; nieces, Chris Chaskel Daniels, Findlay, OH; and Cathy Chaskel Cummings (Pete), Fort Worth, TX. Survivors also include four great grandchildren and great nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be Friday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m. in Marianna, FL in the cemetery at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, where she was baptized, confirmed and sang in the choir. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will be directing.

The family wishes to express appreciation to the care and love provided by the Charlie Norwood VA facility in Augusta, GA, particularly the Home Based Primary Care Team stationed in Madison County, GA and the Blind Rehab Unit, Augusta, that permitted her to remain independently at home. Appreciation is also expressed to St. Mary’s Hospital, especially the St. Mary’s Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be provided for disaster relief in the Florida Panhandle, which took the brunt of Hurricane Michael, particularly Mexico Beach and Marianna, Fl or contributions to the cemetery fund at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446. Suggested charities include Chipola Family Ministries, 3004 Highway 71, Marianna, Fl 32446 or gofundme/the moms & Pops of Mexico Beach.

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

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