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Lucille Rowan Holloway Shotts

Lucille Rowan Holloway Shotts, 100, of Chattahoochee, FL, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  She was born on December 4, 1917 on a small farm in Sawdust, Florida.  She attended Mount Pleasant High School and graduated in 1935 as Salutatorian of 43 students.  Furthering her education, Lucille completed business school at Brewster Business College in Tampa, Florida.  She married Cecil Hampton Holloway on December 25, 1936 and after 36 years together Cecil Holloway passed away.  Ten years later she married Morris Dewitt Shotts.  As a young mother, Lucille stayed home with her children while working from her home as a very talented seamstress.  She later went to work at the Florida State Hospital, first in the Occupational Therapy Department and then in the Accounting Department.  She retired in 1980 after 28 years of service.   Lucille was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, FL.  She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, Treasurer of the United Methodist Women and participated in many Bible Study Groups.  She was a past member of the Chattahoochee Woman’s Club and the Chattahoochee Garden Club. Lucille enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, hand crafts, sewing, quilting, oil painting and making delicious jelly for her grandchildren.  She was always a very physically active person, frequently reminding others that they must “use it or lose it”.   For many years she had a wonderful relationship with her dear friends at the Senior Center, and considered her Sunday School class as part of her family.

Lucille loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them especially her precious grandchildren.

Lucille was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil H. Holloway, and later Morris D. Shotts; three sisters and four brothers.

Lucille is survived by three daughters, Gail L. Shelby and husband Doug of Tallahassee, Florida, Faye H. Alcorn and husband Robert of Chattahoochee, Florida, and Sandra Friedman of Tallahassee, Florida; one son, Charles H. Holloway of Chattahoochee, Florida; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Lucille will be deeply missed by her family and all the friends she made throughout her life.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM EST at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads, FL.  Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church Chattahoochee on Friday, January 12, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM EST with Rev. Mike Hutcherson, Rev. Ken Hamilton and Rev. Mike Kramer officiating.  Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, FL.

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Mary Elizabeth Millard

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Millard, 89, of Sneads, Florida, passed away surrounded by her family in Marianna, Florida on Monday, January 1, 2018, after a lengthy illness.  Elizabeth was born in Jackson County, Florida and was a lifelong resident of this area.  She retired as a Purchasing Clerk Typist from Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida.  She was a past member of the Marianna Chapter of Eastern Star and attended Harvest Assembly of God Church in Chattahoochee. 

Elizabeth is survived by her three daughters, Annette Stephens and husband Charles of Grand Ridge, FL, Dorinda Maloy and husband Tim of Sneads, FL and Joy Branch and husband Cecil of Shady Grove, FL; her son, Marty Millard and wife Cindy of Grand Ridge, FL; thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Fred Burgess and Gene Millard; one brother; and one great grandchild.

Visitation with the family will be held at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Chapel one hour prior to Funeral Services on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 AM CST with Rev. Charles Stephens and Rev. Philip May officiating.  Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge, FL.

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Terry Lee Powell

Terry Lee Powell, 61 of Sneads, Florida; took the hand of his Lord and passed peacefully to his Heavenly Home on December 31, 2017.  Terry worked for Jackson County and Washington County Fire and Rescue before retiring after 25 years of dedicated service.  During his years of service to Jackson County Fire and Rescue he was awarded the top honor of “Lifesaver” a bravery award for going above and beyond putting his own life at risk to save others as well as the Golden Hatchet Award.  He enjoyed spending time with friends, fishing, hunting and Florida State Football; but most of all he loved worshiping his Lord and Savior at New Beginnings Worship Center with his family, keeping the family together as close as possible.  Terry had and infectious smile and large sense of humor.  Terry will be tremendously missed by all the lives he touched through the years.

Terry is survived by his loving mother, Bessie Strickland of Sneads, FL; two sons, Christopher Powell of Dallas, TX and Kevin Chumley and wife Rena of Marianna, FL; two sisters, Vanessa Powell and husband Ronald Neel of Bascom, FL and Vicki Baxter and husband Wayne of Sneads, FL; two brothers, Greg Strickland and wife Joy of Sneads, FL and Kenny Strickland and wife Dawn of Alton, IL; three grandchildren, Hunter Powell of Sneads, FL and Alyssa and Katelyn Chumley of Marianna, FL; one special brother in law, Doise Lipford of Marianna, FL; a very special cousin, like a sister, Rita Rolph and husband Murray of Ekalaka, Montana; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Terry is preceded in death by his father, Tom Strickland; maternal grandparents Alton and Emma Smith and paternal grandparents, George and Annie Mae Strickland.

A visitation with the family will take place Tuesday evening from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM CST, January 02, 2018 at New Beginnings Worship Center in Grand Ridge, FL.  Celebration of Life Services will take place at New Beginnings Worship Center with Pastor Mike Daniels and Pastor Eva Howell officiating on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST followed by interment in Emmanuel Holiness Church Cemetery in Sneads, FL.

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