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David E. Streets

Minister David E. Streets, 78, of Marianna went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Marianna. 

He was a native of Cypress, Florida and a member of Haven Rest Church of Restoration, Marianna, FL.

Minister Godwin leaves to cherish his precious memories four daughters: Priscilla Godwin, Helen Johns (Gary), Pamela Godwin and Lillie Godwin all of Marianna, Florida; sons: David Godwin, Jr. and Tony Godwin; twenty-two grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; eleven sisters: Saffronia G. Arline, Jacksonville, Florida, Mandy G. Smarts, Bartow, Florida, Jackie G. Lord, Dover, Delaware, Dorothy G. Helen, Mary G. Williams (Billy), and Diane G. Jackson all of Blountstown, Florida, Vivian G. Black of Bristol, Florida, Clara M. Roulach of Quincy, Florida, Louise Steele (Derek) of Tallahassee, Florida, Jackie D. Holton (Marcus) of Tallahassee, Florida and Helen Lewis of Panama City, Florida; five brothers: Johnny B. Godwin (Rose) Bartow, Florida, Pretis J. Godwin, Jr. (Rose) of Lakeland, Florida, Mizell Godwin (Renee), Orlando, Florida, Derit Godwin (Toretha), Marianna, Florida and Paul E. Johnson (Jeannette) of Quincy, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will Friday, February 10, 2017, 3-7 PM, in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be 2PM, Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Community Cemetery, Marianna, FL, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

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Twynette Linda Ponds Beachem

Mrs. Twynette Linda Ponds Beachem age 55, of Panama City, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Sunday February 5th at the Gulf Coast Community Hospital in Panama City, FL.

She was a native of Jackson County, a member of Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, Panama City, FL and employed with WMBB TV.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Beachem; her son, Jeremy Ponds; her loving and devoted mother, Elizabeth Hall Ponds; brothers: Lawrence Ponds, Jr., and Eugene Cooper; stepchildren: Malcom Beachem, Teresa Beachem, Daniya Beachem and Nikia Beachem all of Panama City, FL; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 Visitation will Friday, February 10, 2017, 12 Noon until funeral time at 2:00 PM, at Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, Panama City, FL.

Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

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George Henry Lewis, Sr.

Mr. George Henry Lewis, Sr., age 68, of Graceville, FL departed this life on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Marianna, Florida.

He professed Christ at an early age and joined McChapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Marianna, Florida. Brother Lewis attended Union Grove High School where he graduated in 1966. He joined the military (United States Army) on January 25, 1968, in which he had an honored career and retired on February 1, 1988. He received an certificate from the US Army-Unit Level Logistics System (1975); Yongsan, South Korea (January 14, 1976); Diploma as a Wheel Vehicle Mechanic Noncommissioned Office, US Army Ordinance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (June 23, 1976); Certificate of Completion from the United States Army Transportation School of Transportability, Fort Eustis, Virginia Planning Course (December 17, 1980); Received a Diploma in Mechanical Maintenance (NCO Advance Course) US Army Ordinance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (April 8, 1981); Received a Certificate of Training on the (HSTRU), Fort Bragg, North Carolina (August 23, 1985); Received Certificate of Training on Support and Organization Maintenance CUCV Family of Vehicle from the United States Army TACOM, Warren, Michigan           

 Later in life he met his soulmate and was joined in Holy Matrimony to Deloris Snelling. To this union three loving children were born.

Brother Lewis was greeted in the Heavenly gates by his parents; aunt: Katherine Lewis; a sister, Ethel F. Collins; and brother, William Lee Lewis, Jr. (identical twin).

His children: Sharnesia E. Lewis, George H. Lewis, Jr., and Robert J. Lewis all of Hinesville, Georgia; grandchildren: Nathanael R. Lewis, Robert J. Lewis, Jr., and M’harnesia S. Lewis; three sisters: Lottie B. (Emanuel) Spires, Marianna, Florida, Mamie L. (Jody) Russ, Campbellton, Florida and Ethel F. (Clifford) Collins of Canto, Maryland; two brothers: Charles Edward Lewis, Marianna, Florida and Robert Allen (Anita) Lewis, Fayetteville, North Carolina; aunts: Nina Long, Greenwood, Florida and ;  nieces and nephews: James, Tammy, Reginald, Travis, Jason, Jordan, Shakira and Whindleton “Robert Jr.”; other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, February 3, 2017, 4-7 PM, in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM, at McChapel AME Church, Marianna, Florida with Reverend Dr. M. L. Jackson, officiating. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery, with full military honors, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

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