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Gale McCain Brooks

Gale McCain Brooks age 84 of Marianna passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Chipola Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 2, 1934 in Tampa, Fl to the late George and Helen Goethe.

Gale lived in Naples, Fl from 1950 until 2016 where she served her Lord and Savior in ministering through music.  She was of the Church of God. Gale learned to play piano at an early age and continued to use her talent throughout her life. She will be remembered by her family as a devout Christian and loving mother.

Gale was preceded in death be her parents, and husband Emeral McCain.

She is survived by her children, Keith McCain, Pamela Hastings, Stephen McCain, Rebecca Sullivan, and Heidi Brenson; sisters, Naomi Chandler and Darlene Blackburn. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted on line at  www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Barbara Jean Ramsey

Barbara Jean Ramsey age 72 of Marianna passed at the Sunland Center on Monday, January 7, 2019. She was born in Graceville, Fl on October 10, 1946 to the late Walter and Lothel Ramsey.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and multiple siblings. She is survived by her siblings, Judy Kelley, Robert Ramsey, and Kent Ramsey.

A private burial will be held at the Cottondale First Assembly of God Church cemetery.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted on line at  www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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Edward Thomas Watts

Edward Thomas Watts age 90 of Merritt Island, Florida , formerly of Alford, Florida passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 . He was born in Grand Ridge, Florida on February 20, 1928 to the late Edward Rainey and Flossie Myrle Watts.  Edward worked  and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after thirty-one years of service.  He served in the United States Army Air Force during WWII and the Korean War. 

Edward is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked tirelessly on his family’s genealogy and loved helping others find their own ancestors as well, but his greatest enjoyment was witnessing to the prisoners at ACI and Malone Correctional Facilities. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Audrey Watts; sisters, Elle Mae Childs and Doris Virginia Branch.

Edward is survived by his wife, Geraldine Watts; children, Edward Thomas Watts Jr., John Franklin Watts (Julie), Jessie Randal Watts (Lori), Robert Alexander Watts (Cheryl), Barry LaGrand Watts, , and Tracey Janae Cline (Jayson); stepchildren, Edward Benjamin Rickers (Celeste), Terry Meyers (Becky), James Henry Rye, Gwydian Stone (Trinity), Elizabeth Jean Rye, and Ruth Renae VanWhy (Nick); sisters, Gwen Louise Burch (Lafayette) and Sallie Myrle Gable (Richard). He is also survived by nineteen grandsons, twelve granddaughters, and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Marianna with Bishop Mark Sims officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on January 11, 2019 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted on line at  www.mariannachapelfh.com.

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