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John F. “Jack” Watts

John F. “Jack” Watts, 85, of Grand Ridge, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 24, 1933.   Jack was a veteran of the US Air Force and served his country honorably.   He was a faithful Christian and member of Providence Baptist Church, a devoted husband, a loving father, a proud grandfather and great grandfather.  Jack was committed to his family making sure that all knew of his support with expectations to achieve excellence.  He was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with his precious family especially his children and grandchildren they were the joy of his life. The legacy of Jack’s kind spirit, passion for Gator Sports and zest for life will live on through his family.  Jack will be missed immensely by his family and many friends, but never forgotten.

Jack is survived by his children, Chip and Laura Watts of Grand Ridge, FL; grandchildren, Crystal Watts and Jared Watts; great grandchildren, Ryan, Abby, Lauren, Hannah Kate, and Brighton; siblings, Ladon Mooneyham, Annette Tolar, Patsy Cambron and her husband Frank, Juanita Lashley and her husband Ronald; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raino and Gladys Watts; and his wife of 53 years Joyce Hewett Watts.

Visitation with family and friends will take place at Providence Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT.  A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 11:00 AM CDT with Rev. Charles Kleiser and Rev. Kevin Yoder officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow in Dykes Cemetery.

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Lucy Catherine Harvey

Lucy Catherine Harvey, a lifetime resident of Chattahoochee, FL was born on February 22, 1949 and went to be with her Lord on March 8, 2019 in Marianna, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.  Catherine was a member of Grace Baptist Church and attended when she was able.  She was retired from Florida State Hospital having worked in Food Service and Central Linen for many faithful years.  Catherine was a remarkable woman; her nieces and nephews were the joy of her life.  The legacy of Catherine’s kind spirit, passion for sports and zest of life will live on through her family.  She was an avid Florida State football fan and rarely missed an opportunity to enjoy watching a game.  She enjoyed life and was always there to brighten the lives of others.  Catherine will be missed deeply by her family and many friends, but never forgotten.

Catherine is survived by one brother, Freddy Harvey and his wife Judy; one niece, Jennifer Harvey; one nephew, Jesse Harvey; four great nieces, Katie Harvey, Jenna Harvey, Charlisse Harvey and Jasmine Kilpatrick; two great nephews, Michael Gibson and his wife Brooke and Timothy Bruner as well as many close friends she considered family.  

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Venona Harvey.

A Graveside Service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST with Rev. Conrad Salter and Rev. Steve Benefield officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM EST. 

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Victoria Fernandez Tyus

Victoria Fernandez Tyus, a resident of Sneads, FL for more than 57 years, was born October 25, 1942 in Tampa, Florida and went to be with her Lord on February 23, 2019 in Marianna, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.  She retired as a UTRS from Florida State Hospital with 36 years of faithful service to the State of Florida.  Victoria was a remarkable woman; her children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life.  The legacy of Victoria’s kind spirit, passion for sports and zest of life will live on through them.  She was an avid Florida State and Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan and loved to play BINGO.  Victoria never missed an opportunity to spend precious time with her family.  She enjoyed life and was always there to brighten the lives of others.  Victoria will be missed deeply, but never forgotten.

Victoria is survived by two daughters, Martha Tyus of Sneads, FL and Mary Ann Cleveland (Danny) of Tennessee; two sons, Daryl Tyus of Marianna, FL and Mike Tyus of Sneads, FL; six grandchildren, Treya, Austin, Trever, Kyle, Dylan, and Ashley; three great grandchildren, Mariyah, Kayla, and Paxton as well as her faithful canine friend and protector “Sadie”.  

Victoria was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Dena Fernandez; her husband of 34 years, A.J. Tyus; a son, Jeffery Tyus and two sisters, Diana Latorie and Lily Fernandez.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST with Rev. John Barfoot officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM CST.  

Interment will be at Dykes Cemetery in Sneads, FL.

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