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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/

Harold Skinner

Harold Skinner, 79, of Graceville, Poplar Springs Community, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Brown-Bush-Tindel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, 10 a.m. until time of service.

Harold was born in Hartford, AL on November 20, 1938 to the late Clovus and Martha Jean Fain Skinner. A retired carpenter, he loved fishing, hunting, singing and playing his guitar, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his beloved family.

He was predeceased by his wife Nancy Skinner, son Randy Skinner, his son-in-law Joe Bien, two sisters Joanie Skinner and Judy McCullough.Survived by his daughter Tammy and husband Jim Garrett, Taylor, AL; two grandchildren Krystal Bien(Eric Turner), Esto, FL, Joseph Bien(Sara), Grand Ridge, FL; four grandchildren Randi, Riley, Ezekiel, Oliver; two sisters Janice Brown(Billy Charles), Enterprise, AL, Jean Marrell, Lake Wales, FL; one brother-in-law Preston McCullough, Lake Wales, FL; a host of nieces and nephews.

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

 

Mary Lou Johnston

Mary Lou Johnston, 71 of Slocomb, AL, Fadette Community, passed away, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Mary Lou was born in Graceville on July 24, 1946 to the late Lloyd and Bonnie Coker Register. A graduate of Poplar Spring High School, Class of 1964, Mary Lou worked with the Bank of Jackson County for over 25 years. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she loved to play the piano, gardening and most of all spending time with her precious grandchildren.

A Home-going service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Fadette Pentecostal Ministries with Revs. Johnny Strickland, Jim Creel and Kent Lampp officiating. Burial will follow in Church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Predeceased by her parents, son Jeff Johnston and one brother Rev. Jackie Register.

She is survived by her devoted husband John A. Johnston, Slocomb; children Todd Bell (Tracey Kent), Tina Golden (Tony), Graceville; Sherri Bell, Indianapolis, IN, James Bell, Slocomb, Keith Johnston, Orlando, FL, Paula Johnson (E.J.), Belle, FL, Cynthia Marazitto (Joe), Lakeland, FL, Dylan Carberry, Cassie Johnston, Slocomb, Jason Johnston, Littleton, CO; five brothers and sisters Betty Sue Taylor (Kenneth), Lynn Haven, FL, Gerald Register (Janice), Myrl Worley (Dale), Graceville, Allen Register (Mary Ann), Chipley, FL, Wanda Mattox (Estal), sister-in-law Linda Register, Graceville; twelve grandchildren, one great grandson, several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Mary Gene Boutwell

Mary Gene Boutwell, 70 of Graceville passed away, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Flowers Hospital surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Padgett officiating. Burial will follow in Salem UM Church Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Mary Gene was born in Wauchula, FL on May 11, 1948 to the late Gene and Mary Jones Klein. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she was a 1966 graduate of Hardee County High School. She worked her early married years at the bank in Chipley, known today as Capital City Bank. Mary Gene was retired with the Jackson County School System where she worked over the years at both Graceville High School and Graceville Elementary School as a teacher’s aide, substitute teacher and a bus driver for over 29 years. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother she loved to fish and go to the auction on Thursday at the Graceville Livestock Market.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years Don Boutwell, one daughter Mandy Boutwell Ray and husband Edsel, Defuniak Springs, FL; one son Clay Boutwell and wife Tamarah, Graceville; five grandchildren Fallon Ray, Summer, Jase, Saylor and Finley Boutwell.

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

James Houston (Jim) Joiner

James Houston (Jim) Joiner died peacefully in Holmes County Florida on May 12th at his home at the age of 90.  

Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty of Holmes County Fla, by daughters Maria Allen of Morton IL, Beverly Joiner, Penny Woodham, and Karon Mattox of Holmes County, son and daughter in law Brad and Staci Joiner, son Chad of Holmes County. 12 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren. Sister and brother in law Sue and Al Nix of Huntsville AL.  Brother in law Herman Bolden of Birmingham AL and Sister in law Jo Ann Roney of Dothan AL.

Jim is preceded in death by brother John A Joiner of Pensacola FL, Joe W Holman of Virginia. Sisters Willie Hall of Lynn Haven FL, Janice Corbitt of Panama City, FL, Hassie Stewart of Graceville FL. son in law Keith Woodham of Holmes County FL, and the twin daughter of Brad and Staci Joiner.

Jim was born on August 3rd, 1927 in Holmes County Fl. to John A and Corine Joiner. He graduated from Poplar Springs High School. After graduation, he joined the Navy and served in World War II in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Arkansas. After serving his country, he received degrees from the University of Florida and Troy University. He taught school in the Holmes County school system for 38 years. A man of great integrity, you typically knew where he stood on an issue. He enjoyed discussion of politics and societal matters until his passing.

Known as a tireless worker, Jim farmed peanuts and cattle into his 80’s.  He maintained his interest in agriculture until his death, last visiting family land and cattle a week before his passing.

He married Betty Bolden of Slocomb AL in 1955. They settled in the Poplar Springs community where they raised their family. He was a long time active member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities. 

Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8pm Monday May 14th, with funeral Tuesday May 15th at 11am at Bethel Baptist Church.

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