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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/

Rufus R. Miles, Sr.

Rufus R. Miles, Sr., 83, of Dothan, died Friday, March 8, 2019.

Rufus was born April 11, 1935 in Jackson County to the late Rufus and Essie Mae Wynn Miles. He retired from the U.S. Army with 24 years of service in communication signal. Rufus was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida. He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing.

Rufus is preceded in death by brothers, JB and Howard Miles; and sisters, Syble Braswell and Sarah Broxton.

He is survived by wife, Doris Miles; son, Richard Miles Jr; three daughters, Vicki Henderson and Gina Elmore of Graceville, and Kathie Birge of Marianna; sisters, Juanita Turner and Salatha Lassiter; 8 grandchildren; stepsons, John and Terry Henderson, and Gene Galloway; step daughter, Patricia Ann McCarthy; seven step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at James & Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Chester Padgett officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Assembly of God Church Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing.

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

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

Jerry W. Corbin

Jerry W. Corbin, 61 of Bonifay, FL passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Noland Hospital in Dothan, AL.

Jerry was born in Panama City, FL on May 28, 1957. Alumni of Graceville High School, Class of 1975, he worked with the Sony Corporation for over 20 years and then he worked with Toyota of Dothan before he medically retired. Jerry was a devoted family man. He enjoyed spending time with all his family and for the past 20 years he and his brothers always took time to have “brother-time” and would pick a place to go and stay for a few days. His humor and laugh were contagious, along with his love of wrestling. Jerry was a long time member of Damascus Baptist Church in Graceville.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with Bro. Ryan Helms officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, February 22, 2019, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Preceded in death by his mother Myrtice Courtney Corbin and father Ira Lee Corbin.

Survived by his beloved wife Billie Ann Corbin, one son Zachary Wayne (Melea) Corbin, two daughters Amie Marie (Keith) Petty, Mandie Lynn Corbin; four brothers David (Janice) Corbin, Richard Corbin, Robert (Pat) Corbin, Ronnie (Gwen) Corbin, two sisters Susie (Kevin) Dutton, Nancy (Andy) Skipper; two grandchildren Megan Petty, Savannah Petty; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

James M. “Jim” Baird

James M. “Jim” Baird of Graceville died after a long illness on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Graceville with Rev. Mike Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Jim was born in Birmingham, AL on August 12, 1936 to the late Vesta and James Pope Baird. A 1954 graduate of Leon High School in Tallahassee, FL, Jim continued his education at Florida State University in Tallahassee. His major was business and he was on the Florida State swim team. He married Jakie Camille Jones on July 17, 1971.

Jim was a supporter of Boy Scouts of America. He had reached the rank of Eagle Scout and he also won the God and Country award. Another award that Jim treasured was the Order of the Arrow. He was active in Dothan Civic Clubs such as the Optimist Club. In Geneva he was active in the First Baptist Church and member of the Rotary Club. He was owner of Jones-Baird Chevrolet in Geneva for many years. Since retirement He and Jakie have made their home in Graceville. He was an avid lover of water sports.

He is survived by his beloved wife Jakie, one son Jacob Baird and his sister-in-law Margaret Jones Brooks.

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

Cindy Trant Harris Sasser

Cindy Trant Harris Sasser, 58 of Graceville, passed away Monday, February 12, 2019 at Wiregrass Rehab and Nursing in Geneva, Alabama. 

Cindy was born in Graceville, Florida on March 22, 1960 to the late Willis Franklin Trant and Frances Nell Ragan Trant. A 1979 Graceville High School Alumni, Cindy worked in security for a number of years. She loved having coffee and visiting with friends, as she joked around, laughing and sharing. She loved music and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Her Life will be 5 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Worley officiating. Burial will be on Saturday at Marvin Chapel Cemetery, James & Lipford Funeral Home directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 4 p.m. until time of service.

 Cindy is preceded in death by her parents and husband Keith Harris.

 She is survived by one brother Willis Trant, one sister Frankie Locke; two nieces

Nicky Hudelson, April Pelham; great nieces and nephews Gailand George, Sianna George, Darika Hudelson, Kieren Hudelson, Jesse Carroll, Hope McCallister, Trant McCallister.

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

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