Marilyn Faye Gregg Pumphrey, age 67, was born on March 5, 1951, in Grand Ridge, Florida, and passed away on July 16, 2018, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida, following a 2-year battle with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. A lifelong resident of Jackson County, she retired in 2010 after teaching/counseling primarily in adult education for 35 years, during which time she touched many lives. She was a devoted Christian and dedicated member of Eastside Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the worship choir, teaching Sunday school, and serving in several other ways.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Bernice Robbirds Gregg, formerly of Marianna, Florida; and her father, Charlie Howell Gregg, formerly of Grand Ridge, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Lloyd Pumphrey of Marianna, Florida; her daughter, Cherra Faye Pumphrey Cripe, and son-in-law, Andrew Flint Cripe, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; son, Derron Thomas Pumphrey, daughter-in-law, Kirsten Ann McKevitt Pumphrey, and grandson, Nathan Thomas Pumphrey, of Dothan, Alabama; daughter, Terra Beth Pumphrey Parish, and son-in-law, Casey Lee Parish, of Tallahassee, Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Henry Stephens of Marianna, Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Jimmy Parris of Marianna, Florida; brother/sister-in-law, Floyd and Bonnie Pumphrey of Cottondale, Florida; brother/sister-in-law, Bob and Dorothy Donham of Las Cruces, New Mexico; brother/sister-in-law, Doyle and Barbara Pumphrey of Marianna, Florida; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, her beautiful life and memory will be treasured always.
Marilyn’s visitation will be held at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home on Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 5 PM – 7 PM. Her memorial service will be held at Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna, Florida, on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 10 AM with Reverend Dallas Ellis serving as officiating pastor, followed by a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery.