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James and Sikes Funeral Home

James and Sikes Funeral Home

Maddox Chapel  4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 482-2332

Website URL: http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/

Essie M. Baxter

Essie M. Baxter, 89, of Sneads, FL died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Jackson hospital.

Ms. Baxter was born in Sneads, FL and was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She retired as a nurse from the Department of Corrections after 31 years. She enjoyed canning, cooking, and eating out. Ms. Baxter loved to bake cakes and baked many of them. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of Salem Wesleyan Church. She was an organist, sang in the choir, and enjoyed working in the church.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Coy Lee Baxter; son, Dewey Baxter; brother, Maxwell McKinnie; one sister, Tessie Poole.

Survivors include three daughters, Sondra Anderson (Jeff) of North Carolina, Janet Lopez (Jose) of Grand Ridge, FL, Rebecca Mitchell (Larry) of Dellwood, FL; one daughter in law, Betty Baxter; two brothers, Jerry McKinnie (Marie) of Grand Ridge, FL, Oscar McKinnie (Katie) of Sneads, FL; one sister, Margaret Robbirds (James) of Sneads, FL, Shirley Hare (Doug) of Sneads, FL; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. 

The family will receive friends Monday, May 27, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Salem Wesleyan Church.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Salem Wesleyan Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. 

The family would like to thank, Dr. Chin, Dr. Krishna and the staff at Jackson Hospital for the loving care they gave their mother. They also extend a special thank you to loving care giver, Debra O’ Connor of Gail’s Traveling Angels.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salem Wesleyan Women’s Group: 2764 Salem Church Road, Sneads, FL, 32460

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

H. Michael Calhoun

 

H. Michael Calhoun, 66, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away suddenly at his home on May 20, 2019.

 

Mike is a native of Cordele, Georgia and moved to Jackson county in 1995 where he worked as a registered nurse until retiring to work with his wife, Dr. Jana Calhoun.  He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a freemason. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent many happy hours boating, fishing, and hunting.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Herbert Calhoun, and grandparents. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jana Calhoun; daughter, Shelby Jackson-Fox [Carlos], grandsons, Juan and Joao Tavares; mother and stepfather, Jean and Dale Kelley. Sister, Judy Cape. Brothers, Scotty Calhoun [Candi], Dale Kelley II [Danyal], Tim Kelley [Ami] and numerous well loved nieces, nephews, great niece and great nephews. He will greatly missed as brother, Uncle Mike and most especially "sweet  baby".

 

Memorial services will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.  In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Partners for Pets. Mike was a huge dog lover and will be missed greatly by his bulldogs Calhi and Jasmine. www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

 

Joseph Collins

Joseph Collins, 84, of Marianna, FL died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Jackson Hospital.

Mr. Collins was born May 12, 1935 to Patrick Joseph Collins and Pauline Collins in Youngstown, Ohio. He lived most of his life in Marianna. He served in the United States Navy. He worked at Walmart for numerous years. He later sold and delivered medical supplies.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Greg Collins and one brother, Kenneth Collins.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Faircloth Collins, of Marianna; one daughter, Patty Collins, of Grand Ridge; a son, Richard Davis, of Marianna; one brother, Raymond Collins, of New Port Richey, and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery with Doctor Nathan Atwood officiating and James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

Debbie Cook

Debbie Cook, 62, of Grand Ridge, FL died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Jackson Hospital.  

Debbie was born November 4, 1956 in Marianna, FL to the late Hubert and Christine (Gay) Cook. She retired from the Jackson County School Board as an Educator and was currently employed by Jackson Hospital. Debbie thoroughly enjoyed the beach, playing games with family, reading, fishing, and spending time with her pets.

She was preceded in death by her parents and niece, Katie Parish.

Debbie is survived by her son, Cary Barfield and wife, Danielle of Chipley; daughter, Kelly Baker and husband, Chris of Tallahassee; two sisters, Linda Howard and husband, John of Grand Ridge and Karen Parrish and husband, Timothy, also of Grand Ridge; a host of nieces and nephews, and her dear fur babies, Dixie and Lucie.

A Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Pastor Gino Mayo and Gerald Trotman officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 2:30 until service time at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

Disposition will be by cremation with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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