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Jannie Hughes Kent

Jannie Hughes Kent age 78, of Alvin, Texas went home to be with the Lord on May 10, 2018.

Jannie was born on November 9, 1939 in Chipley, Florida to Joe Hughes and Lena Jackson. She worked at the IGA in Cottondale, Florida as a cashier for 10 years. She never met a stranger and she loved the Lord. She loved her kids, grandkids, and all of her family. She loved to fish any chance she got. She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister and friend. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her two daughters: Connie Elkins and husband Don of Alvin, Texas, Judy Stephens and husband Johnny of Alford, Florida; sons: Michael Wayne Kent and wife Brenda of Crestview, Florida, Gregory Keith Kent and wife Anissa of Dothan, Alabama; two brothers: Jerry Hughes and wife Louise of Cottondale, Florida, Jimmy Hughes and wife Inez of Alford, Florida; one sister: Josie Hall and husband Robert of Bascom, Florida; ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 2P.M. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Round Lake Baptist Church in Alford, Florida. Interment will follow in the Alford City Cemetery. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. 

The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Anthony Roland Taylor

Sweet baby boy, Anthony Roland Taylor, was a little fighter who lived and loved in his mother’s arms until Jesus welcomed him home on April 18, 2018.

Anthony was born on April 17, 2018 at Gulf Coast Medical Center to Heath Roland Taylor and Savannah Brooke Capps. Although brief, the time he spent on this earth will forever impact those who loved and cherished him. Mommy and Daddy love you!

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother: Donna Capps; maternal great grandparents: Wesley and Aileen Sistrunk; paternal great grandmother: Sharon Nicholsl.

He is survived by his loving parents, Heath Roland Taylor and Savannah Brooke Capps of Graceville, Florida; maternal grandparents: Mark Anthony and Shauna Foran of Cottondale, Florida; paternal grandparents: Regina and Heath Taylor of Chipley, Florida; maternal great grandparents:Naoma and Brady Foran of Cottondale, Florida; maternal great grandmother: Charlotte Foran of Grand Ridge, Florida; maternal great great grandmother: Linda Capps of Panama City, Florida; paternal great grandmother: Sara Thomas of Graceville, Florida; paternal great grandfather: Jim Nichols of Graceville, Florida; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held 2P.M. Friday, April 20, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Cottondale with Rev. Brian Braxton officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Church Cemetery in Altha, Florida with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

“Babies who are taken too soon were never touched by fear. They never knew sadness, never felt alone, and most importantly, always knew love”

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Travis E. Pettis

Travis E. Pettis, age 73, of Alford, Florida went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2018 at Flower’s Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

Travis was born on February 3, 1945 in Washington County, Florida to Carl Pettis Jr. and Ollie Mae Nelson. He was a lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle and a graduate of Cottondale High School Class of 1964. He was also a member of Orange Hill United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his son, Tracy Earl Pettis and wife Dana of Manchester, Tennessee; brother: Robert Johnson of Marianna, Florida; sister: Patricia Register of Panama City, Florida; very close friend: Clerea Hodges and husband Robert of Marianna, Florida; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren’

Funeral services will be held 2:30P.M. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Orange Hill United Methodist Church in Chipley, Florida. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Cottondale, Florida with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8P.M. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Obert Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida.

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