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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/

Betty H. Morse

Betty H. Morse, 82, of Marianna died Wednesday, October 23, 2018, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

A native of Jackson County, Ms. Morse, retired from the State of Florida as a Horticulture Supervisor at Sunland Center.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Morse, of 63 years, Father, Allen R. Hill, Mother, Thelma Peacock Hill, Step Mother, Vera Renfroe Hill, Brother Raymond Hill, Sister’s Mary Steel, Ann Chyc, and Lorine Cooper.

Survivors include one son, Charles Larry Morse (Brenda); One Daughter, Beverly Griffin (Robert); Two Brothers, Dr. Gene Hill (Marsha) of Auburn Ala., Roy L. Hill (Gail) of Cypress; Three Sisters, Mattie Braswell of Chipley; Brenda Gail Howell (Roger) of Grand Ridge, Johnny Ruth Wester (Wallace) of Cypress; Four Grand Children, William Robert Sims (Amanda), Charles Adam Morse (Christina) Calvin Benjamin Morse (Victoria), Kelly Sims Land (Jeff); 9 Great Grand Children, and 2 Great-great Grand Children.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Stake Presidency, Second Counselor for the Church of Latter Day Saints Mr. Danny Sims and Dr. Gene Hill, officiating. 

 The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Cypress  Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home directing.

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

Lena Mae Reza

Lena Mae Reza, 72, of Altha died Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at her home.

A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Ms. Reza had resided in Florida for the past 39 years. Lena was retired, loved to fish, and most of all loved her family, where in return she was very much loved by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Reza; parents, two sisters, and one brother.

Survivors include four children, Lena Anderson, Michael Falgout, Florence Simon and husband, Pedro, Michel Brodnax and husband, Roger; two step children, Humberto Reza Jr. and Laura Broxton; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Rev. Chester Padgett officiating. Interment will follow in Go Rest High Cemetery in Altha, FL with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

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

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

Jessie Mae Olive

Jessie Mae Olive, 87, of Panama City, FL died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her residence. 

Ms. Olive was born in Marianna, FL on August 6, 1931 to the late Jesse and Ruby Allen. She was a graduate of Marianna High School and was Miss Marianna in 1950. She was a member of The Marianna Woman’s Club, the Marianna Widow/Widower’s Club, and a devout member of The First United Methodist Church of Marianna.

She is preceded by her husband, Oscar olive, Jr.

She is survived by her two sons, Ashley Olive and Oscar Olive, III; one brother, Darrel Allen of Panama City; one sister, Mary Larkin of California.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 at Bascom First United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Nathan Atwood officiating and James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

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

Hubert Wendell Williams

Hubert Wendell Williams, 91, of Marianna, died early Friday, October 12, 2018 at Solaris Health Care in Lake City, Florida. 

Hubert was born on November 3, 1926, in Graceville, Florida, as the second of five children to Howard and Florida Williams. Hubert attended school in Graceville, graduating from Graceville High School in 1944. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and was assigned to the USS Furse Destoyer. 

After being discharged from the Navy in 1946, he attended barber school in Jacksonville, FL. Following barber school, in 1947, Hubert started work as a barber on Market Street in Marianna, FL. Hubert met his wife, Edna Faith Hall, in October of 1949 and they were married on August 31, 1952. He bought Central Barber Shop in 1953 and continued to operate it until 1972. During his last 4 years as barber he served on the Florida Barber Board. After taking classes through the University of Florida, Hubert became a certified insurance counselor and worked full-time at Ormond Insurance of Marianna from 1972-1996. 

Hubert was dedicated to his family, church, and community. He was an ordained deacon and a member of First Baptist Church of Marianna. He also joined the Optimist Club in 1972 and had 34 years of perfect attendance. He and his wife enjoyed Chipola Basketball games for over 20 years. They had the privilege of attending the National Basketball Tournament in Kansas in 2004 and 2005. He especially loved spending time with his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. His family fondly remembers many trips to the beach and so many other fun times together. He was greatly loved by his family. 

The last 14 months of his life, Hubert lived at Solaris Health Care of Lake City where he enjoyed seeing his daughter, Jenny, every day. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Edna Faith Williams, parents, Howard and Florida Williams, and father and mother-in-law Elmer and Octavia Hall, brother Carroll Williams, and sisters Merle Moody and Marie Burgess. 

He is survived by his daughter Jenny Buie and her husband Al Buie of Lake City, and his grandchildren Allison Buie of Gainesville, and Trey Buie of Lake City. Other survivors include his brother Charles Williams (Barbara) of Bradenton, sisters-in-law Mary Melvin, Sarah Williams of Marianna, and Robbie Williams (James) of Jacksonville, FL, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Marianna with Rev. Dr. Mike Tatem and David Melvin officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at First Baptist Church of Marianna.

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

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