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Benjamin Paul Blackburn

Benjamin Paul Blackburn (Ben), 78, of Alford died Sunday, September 2, 2018 peacefully at home.

A native of Clermont, FL, Mr. Blackburn had resided in Jackson County for the past 23 years where he established Blackburn Surveying locally as owner/operator. Ben has had the opportunity to touch and influence many lives in his lifetime. He will be fondly remembered for his jokes as well as his simple philosophy- “Don’t waste energy focusing on the things you can’t control”. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jobie and Herma Blackburn.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Blackburn; daughters, Paula Blackburn Duncan & husband, Bobby and family, Tonya Blackburn Hutchinson & husband, Bob and family; step-daughters, Meredith Nagel and family, Stephanie Stephens & husband, Eddie and family; stepsons, Darrel (Enjun) Williams and family, Willie Gay and family; sister, Hollis Blackburn Williams and family. Ben dearly loved all of his many Grandchildren and was very proud of each of their accomplishments.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. 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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Wilda Juanita Gatch

Wilda Juanita Gatch, 85, of Marianna, died Sunday, Sept 2, 2018 at Jackson Hospital with family at her side.

Juanita lived a life of purpose and service. She was supported and loved by five daughters, ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed by all.

She joins her husband of 65 years, Rev. Dean Gatch; her sister, Ruby Ellen Jeter, and her parents,  Edward B. and Maude Warren Jeter.  Ms. Gatch is survived by her daughters, Elaine Rowe and husband, David of Huntsville, AL.  Salem Avery of Cottondale, Becky Harrison of Marianna, Cyndy Key and husband, Jeff of Dothan, AL.,  Rachel Toliver and husband, Leonard of Marianna.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Interment will follow in Cow Pen Pond Cemetery in Grand Ridge, Florida with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. 

The family sends special thank you to the dedicated people at Marianna Health and Rehab and Jackson Hospital.

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

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Ramona S. Foster

Ramona S. Foster, 60, of Marianna, Florida, passed away at her home August 25th, 2018. 

Ramona was born on July 10, 1958 in Washington, Indiana. She has been a resident of Jackson County Florida since 1987. Ramona retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons with over 20 years of service. 

She is survived by three daughters, Renee (David) Voorhies of Spencer, Indiana, Shannon Green of Grand Ridge, Florida, and Tricia Roach of Jeffersonville, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Daltton (Jessika), Ryan, Aden, Jameson, David Voorhies, Noah, Maddy, Sam Green, and Miaka Hernandez Roach; one great granddaughter, Rowan Voorhies; one brother, Billy Foster of Indiana; two sisters, Angie Foster of Indiana and Jeanette Foster of Marianna, Florida, and one uncle, Bob (Lynne) Pride of Indiana. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna, Florida with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

A second service will be held in Washington, Indiana at a later date. 

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, please donate in Ramona’s honor to:

Attn: Celebrate Recovery, Evangel Worship Center, 2465 Pebble Hill Rd. Marianna FL, 32446.

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