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James and Lipford Funeral Home

James and Lipford Funeral Home

5390 Cotton Street Graceville, FL  32440  (850) 263-3238

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

Johnie B. Williams

Johnie B. Williams, 86 of Bonifay, FL formerly of Chipley, FL passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.

 Mr. Johnie was born in Arkadelphia, AL on June 20, 1931 to the late John Thomas Williams and Lorena Ardella Belcher Williams. A. U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired as a Lab Technician with the State of Florida Department of Agriculture, Cottondale, FL location. He was a member of Grace Assembly Church in Chipley, FL.

 Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Pettis officiating. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church of Cottondale Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

 Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, 9 a.m. until time of service.

 Preceded in death by his parents, first wife Inez Williams (Mother of his two sons), Cathy Williams to whom he was married for 22 years, five sisters Evia Mae Butler, Essie Lee Williams, Tiney Stone, Delsie Warden, Earline Wright, Ruth Williams Franks, Francis Williams and one brother Thomas L. Williams.

 Survived by two sons Ronald (Sandy) Williams, Sugar Hill, GA; Marc (Corey) Williams, Havana, FL; two step-daughters Chari (Ron) Hopkins, Punta Gorda, FL, Judy Creel and late husband Phillip, Milton, FL; two brothers J.C. Williams, Jimmy Williams; one sister Willie Mae McGraw; seven grandchildren Courtney Thomas, Amber (Jorge) Jimenez, Jasmin (Joey) McClellan, Anna (Sam) Wescoat, Molly Williams, A.J. Williams, Ally Williams; three step-grandsons Doug Craig, Terry Craig, Jonathan Creel, five great grandchildren Aislyn Thomas, Gabriel and Isaac Jimenez, Olivia McClellan, Ezra and Clark Wescoat; a host of nieces and nephews.

 A special “thank you” to the staff of Bonifay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their tender care, love and support.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford.com

Jeffery “Rolaid” Roland

Jeffery “Rolaid” Roland, 56 of Hartford, AL formerly of the Poplar Springs Community, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

Jeffery affectionately known as “Rolaid”, was a 1979 graduate of Poplar Springs High School. He was a carpenter and a friend to all.

Celebration of His Life will be 2 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Bro. Robin Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, 1 p.m. until time of service.

Predeceased by his mother Dorothy Blackburn Vann and step-father Raymond Vann.

Survived by his father J.L. Roland, fiancée Geraldine “Dean” Jagel, daughter Desarae Roland, son Ronnie Roland, brother Michael Roland, two sisters Starla (Danny) Cox, Stacey (Bobby) McGriff, two grandchildren Hunter Roland, Ciara Roland, special step-brother Ray (Teresa) Vann, nieces Heather Thomas and Delilah Gilbert.

James Dozier Horne

James Dozier Horne, 92, of Graceville passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at his son’s home in Prattville, Alabama, following years of declining health.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday, October 28, 2017, at New Home Baptist Church with Reverends Chester Padgett and Johnny Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service.  Flowers will be accepted, or in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the New Home Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 494 New Home Circle, Graceville, Florida, 32440. 

Mr. Horne was born on February 19, 1925, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to the late James Arch Horne and Louila Hornsby.  He was a 1944 graduate of Jordan High School in Columbus, Georgia, and a veteran of World War II, having fought in the Pacific in the Navy.  He worked in federal civil service with assignments in Georgia (Columbus, Savannah, and Lagrange) and Mississippi (Columbus and Fulton).  He retired to Graceville in 1980.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Lottie Williams Horne, sisters Peggy McHargue (Doug), Nell Smith (Robert Lewis), Margaret Jones (R.G.), Frances Cooper (“Bill”) and Martha “Ginger” McManus (Fred), and brothers, Ray Horne (Betty) and Charlie Horne.

He is survived by three sons, James R. Horne, Kennesaw, GA, Gene Horne (Karen), Panama City, FL, and Jerry Horne (Twila) Prattville, AL; wife of late brother Charlie, Sheri Horne, Winder, GA; four grandchildren, Brittany Burch (Elliot) Lucedale, MS, Bryant Horne (Lori), Tupelo, MS, Lauren Horne Franks (Patrick) Clarksville, TN, and Leah Horne, Prattville, AL; five great grandchildren Brooklyn Burch, Kate Burch, Elliot Burch, Ford Franks, and Isla Horne; and numerous dear friends and other relatives. 

Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/

Ralph “Jim” Fowler

Ralph “Jim” Fowler, 48 of Graceville passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his residence.

Jim was born in Avon Park, Florida on August 15, 1969. A 1987 graduate of Poplar Springs High School, Jim was a Foreman with Wescott for a number of years.

Jim enjoyed building all kinds of cars, hunting, fishing and he loved all kinds of animals even collecting an assortment of them.

Celebration of His Life will be 6 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home.

Flowers accepted or those wishing may make memorials to the Partners for Pets 4011 Maintenance Drive Marianna, FL 32448.

Predeceased by his father Jay C. Fowler and brother William “Pete” Fowler.

Survived by mother Mary Jones; two sons Scott Fowler, Corey Fowler; three daughters Tammy Nunez, Leah Wolff, Angela Lyons; sister Gloria Sheridan; mother of children Barbara Fowler; twelve grandchildren Nina, Lewis, RayRay, Journey, Layla, Isabella, Elijah Nunez; Aiden, Cole Wolff; Haley, Christopher, Jackson Lyons.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford.com

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