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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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Glory Jean Madison Dean

Mrs. Glory Jean Madison Dean of Dothan, AL departed this life on Friday, January 27, 2017.

On Friday, January 27, 2017, God called our beloved daughter, mom, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend from labor to reward. She was born on March 7,1953 to the late Cleo and Ethel Mae Madison. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Savior, and she cherished her walk with him for the remainder of her life. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist church in Webb Alabama. Glory worked at Edge Water High school as the head cook for 8 years. She loved preparing amazing big meals for her family as well.

Sister Glory Dean was preceded in death by her late husband Johnny Dean, Jr.; One daughter Rose Dean; parents Cleo and Ethel Mae Madison; three brothers Henry Madison, Cleo Madison, Jr. and Robert Earl Madison; father and mother-in-law: Johnny and Eva Lou Dean.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons Marlon and Michael dean all of Orlando, FL; sisters and brothers: Donella (Marcus) Taylor AL, Gracie Lee Mitchell of Orlando, FL, Ernest (Peggy) Madison, and Willie Frank (Patricia) Madison all of Orlando FL; Lester (Johneice), and Don Madison all of Slocomb AL; two sisters-in-law Francis Madison of Dothan and Tinese Dean Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two brothers-in-law Alfonzo and Lavier Dean; 8 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, 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, 11:00 AM, in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL in Bishop David C. Mack officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Saint Phillips Cemetery, Slocomb, AL under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

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