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Obert Funeral Home

Obert Funeral Home

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”

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.

Sue Ditty

Sue Ditty, age 83 of Bascom, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 29, 2017 at her residence.

Mrs. Sue was born on December 27, 1933 in Sneads, Florida to Van Lockhart and Oley Sasser Lockhart. She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and worked as a caregiver at Sunland Center in Marianna. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bascom.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Loyce Ditty; parents: Van and Oley Lockhart; brother: Sammy Lockhart.

She is survived by her two daughters: Elaine Oestrike and husband Harold “Chip” of Bascom, FL, Debbie McCran and husband W.O. of Cypress, FL; brother-in-law: Joseph C. Ditty and wife Jeffie of Bascom, FL; sister-in-law: Bernice McDaniel of Bascom, FL; three grandchildren: Josh Oestrike of Panama City, FL, Marion McCroan of Marianna, FL, Tony McCroan of Cypress, FL; two great grandchildren: Michells Phillips of Tallahassee, FL, Tillman McCroan of Tallahassee, FL; six great-great grandchildren: Craig Phillips, Emma Riley, Noah Phillips, Jack Phillips, Blakleigh Pervis all of Cypress, FL, Summer Desmine of Altha, FL; nieces: Vickie Fowler and husband Bobby of Bascom, FL, Kim Shouppe and husband Jeff of Panama City, FL, Nola Register of Marianna, FL, Jennifer Luther and husband Jeff of Tampa, FL; nephew: Jason Lockhart and wife Donna of Tallahassee, FL; several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2P.M. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Bascom, Florida with Rev. Chris Nelson and Rev. Alvin Roberts officiating. Interment will follow the service in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Bascom. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family will receive friends from 5-7P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Hickory Grover Free Will Baptist Church. Flowers are accepted or donations can be made to New Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, 5324 Womack Road, Cottonwood, Alabama 36320 or Midway Free Will Baptist Church, 1600 Church Street, Marianna, Florida 32448.

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