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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

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Mancil O. Moody

Mancil O. Moody 76, of Cypress, FL passed on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at his residence. He was born on December 24,1942 in Cypress, FL, where he was raised. He became a glazer in the glass profession, a job he truly loved. He later became a truck driver, loving the open road and seeing the country.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thornton and Ethel (Alday) Moody; three brothers, Albert, Ander Lee, and, Clayton Blackmon. He is survived by his three daughters, Donna Sue Phillips and husband, Wendell, of Newton, GA, Angela Baldwin-Smith, and, Dawn Tucker of Altha, FL; two sons, John Moody of  Altha, FL, Shawn Moody and wife, Rhoda, of Cypress, FL; two brothers, Thornton Moody and wife, Debbie of Dothan, AL, and Dwight Moody of Cypress, FL. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Shannon Long and husband, Trent, of Bainbridge, GA, Tiffany Phillips of Bainbridge, GA, Triniti Baldwin and Tessa Smith of Dothan, AL, Beth Shelton and husband, Gregory, of Altha, FL, Amanda and Danielle Tucker of Altha, FL, Dustin, Taylor, and Jody Moody from Altha, FL, Chad Lawless of Portage, Wisconsin, Garrett, Austin, Tucker, and, Alaina Moody from Cypress FL. He also has several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

Our dad was a man that was very proud of his family, and loved us all very much, as we loved him so very much. He will be missed beyond words. No public services have been planned at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Pauline P. Turner

Pauline P. Turner, known to all as P.T., passed away on January 23, 2019.  She was born in Vicksburg, MS and came to Marianna in the early 1950’s with her first husband, the late John Robert Thomas who was a flight instructor at Graham Air Base.  Following his death, she married Marianna businessman Jerome F. Turner and worked with him in the family business, Turner’s.  She later owned and operated Friendly Flower Shop for twenty-five years. She remained in Marianna until Hurricane Michael damaged her long-time home.

She embraced Marianna and it embraced her back. She worked the very first “Pink Lady” shift at Jackson Hospital. Over the years, she continued as a civic leader and was active in many local organizations including the Marianna Junior Woman’s Club, Marianna Woman’s Club, Main Street Marianna, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Marianna Arts Festival.  She was a long time member of the Marianna Altrusa Club who in 2013 named her the club’s first emeritus member.  In addition, she served for eight years on Marianna’s City Commission and was the City’s first female mayor. She had a flair for the creative and over the years has baked and decorated many beautiful cakes (including a replica of the original Jackson County Court House) and done countless cross stitch and knitted pieces that were enjoyed by family and friends across the country.

She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands:  Karen and Randy Esser of Crawfordville; Lisa and David Pelt of Marianna and Jean and Doug Drufner of Metairie, LA.

She is also survived by her five grandchildren and their families:  Scott Esser, Nicole, Katherin and Kayli of Crawfordville; Randi and Steve Dodson, Ryan (and his fiancée Logan Kelley), Adam and Casey of Crawfordville; Justin Pelt (and his fiancée Heather Harrison) and Haley of Marianna; Nicholas and Ashley Pelt and Rylan of Marianna and Aimee and Caleb Stuckey, R.J., Libby and Luke of Ft Gaines, GA.  

Services will be private. Friends are welcome to visit at PT’s home at any time to share stories and celebrate a life well lived.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Jackson Hospital Foundation.  

James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Janice Johnson

Janice Johnson, 75, of Bascom, Florida, died Monday evening, January 21, 2019 at Jackson Hospital.

Janice was born and raised in Bascom, Florida. She moved away to Jacksonville, Florida, to attend business school and begin her career as a legal secretary. She then married and had two sons. She loved her family, cooking and entertaining, as well as gardening and growing flowers. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband and Camping Club friends. 

She eventually moved back to Bascom and married Robert Johnson. She is proceeded in death by her father, Edward Nichols; mother, Oris Turner, and brother, Thomas Nichols. 

Her survivors include her devoted husband of 21 years, Robert E. Johnson; two sons, Samuel Cooper Winton III and wife, Suzanna and Steven Michael Winton; two sisters, Marie Baxter and husband Raymond and Sandra Hilton; sister in law, Shirley Renner; four grandchildren, Samuel Cooper Winton IV, Taylor Reese Winton, Michael Winton, and Ashley Clemons and six nephews, Chris and Nick Nichols, Jeffery and Drew Baxter, and Dusty and Ethan Hilton.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, January, 25, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Bascom Cemetery with Reverend Greg Ford officiating. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will be directing.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 24,2019 from 6:30-8:30p.m. at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Dorothy Pauline “Polly” Purvis

Dorothy Pauline “Polly” Purvis, 91, of Marianna died Monday, January 21, 2019 at her residence.

Polly was born in Marianna, October 11, 1927 to the late Levi and Nina Peacock.  On October 30, 1949, Polly married the love of her life, Gene Purvis, who preceded her in death one year ago. She was a homemaker who loved and cared for her three children. Polly was also a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Marianna, where she taught five year old Sunday School children for over 40 years in the same classroom.  Reaping what she sowed, the love she gave to others always found its way back her.

Polly was also preceded in death by brothers Paul Peacock, Jack Peacock, and Bill Peacock. She is survived by two daughters, Nena Dols and husband, Tom Asfor of Trabuco Canyon, California,  Julia Purvis and husband, Donald Lenhan of Dallas, Texas; one son, Mark Purvis, of Tallahassee; two brothers, Roy “Bud” Peacock (Eloise) of Youngstown, and Gene Peacock (Leona) of Marianna.

The family wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Gail’s Traveling Angels, Kendred Home Health, and Emerald Coast Hospice for their diligent love and care during these recent months.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Rev. Paul Brooks officiating. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

Expressions of sympathy can be made online at

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