Shelby Jean Haddock

Shelby Jean Haddock, age 80 of Chipley, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 24, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Shelby was born on October 31, 1938 in Caryville, Florida to Lester and Ruth Hall Anderson. She worked for the Washington County School Board as School Bus Driver and was a lifelong resident of Washington County. She was of the Pentecostal faith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Ruth Hall; three brothers: Wesley Anderson, Johnny Anderson, and Dallas Anderson. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Clifton Haddock of Chipley, Florida; two sons: Mark Haddock and wife Elaine of Hamilton, Montana, Bobby Haddock and wife Laura of Chipley, Florida; two daughters: Violet Whitman of Bonifay, Florida, Norma Scurlock and husband Richard of Panama City, Florida; two brothers: J.D. Anderson and wife Ann of Spokane, Washington, Tommy Anderson of Blissfield, Michigan; two sisters: Betty Eberle of Blissfield, Michigan, Pat Brown and husband Randall of Bonifay, Florida; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held in her honor 11A.M. Monday, May 27, 2019 at Wausau Assembly of God Church in Wausau, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.


Gwendolyn Louise Burch

Gwendolyn Louise Burch, 73, of Grand Ridge, FL, died Sunday, May 26, 2019 at her home.

Gwen was born on May 14, 1946, to the late Rainey and Flossie Watts. She retired from the Jackson County School Board after 43 years of service at Grand Ridge School, where she was a mentor and confidant to many.  Gwen was a lifelong active member of Christian Covenant Church, where she taught Sunday School, was a church Board Member, and a service leader who loved the church and the people who attended it.  Her husband describes Gwen as woman who lived to spoil her grandchildren, she “just loved us”, and was completely devoted to God and Family.  Gwen was an amazing writer, which captured the beauty of goodness and faith through eloquent words that she shared with family and close friends.

Gwen was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Watts, and two sisters, Ella Mae Childs and Doris Watts Branch.

She is survived by her husband, Layfette Burch; one daughter, Staci Sneads and husband Sammy; one son, Jami Burch, and wife April; four grandchildren: Malaina Woods and husband Dustin, Braden Sneads, Spencer Sneads, and Wyatt Burch; one great grandchild, Mattalynn Woods; one sister, Sallie Gable and husband, Richard.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna, FL.

Funeral services will 10 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Christ Covenant Church located at 2011 Finley Avenue, Grand Ridge, FL with Reverends Gary Gable and Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

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Darrell Gilbert Porter

Darrell Gilbert Porter, age 90, passed away May 24, 2019 at his residence in Two Egg, Florida with his loving family at his bedside. Mr. Porter was born in Elletsville, Indiana on November 27, 1928 to Cathrine and Clifton Porter. He served in the National Guard during the Korean War.

Mr. Porter is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Barnett; son, James Porter and daughter, Darlisa Linne.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Porter; children, Reanea Waddell, Darlene Page, Clifton Porter, Carol McGee, Sandra Stanley, Jenny Johnson, Candy Mandeville, Becky Bennett; 13 grand children, also special Caregiver and granddaughter, Rena Smith; 18 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Dellwood with Rev. Michael Carr & Holland Braxton officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

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