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James and Lipford Funeral Home

James and Lipford Funeral Home

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

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Wayne Carter

Wayne Carter, 63 of the Poplar Springs Community, Graceville, Florida entered into his Heavenly Home on Friday, December 28, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Wayne was born in Miami, FL on May 26, 1955. A U. S. Navy Veteran, Wayne was a general contractor and worked a number of years with Eye Center South. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Wayne was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church where he has taught Sunday School for a number of years. He loved to fish, have family time and play ball with his daughter.

 A Celebration of His Life will be 3 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home. 

Family will receive friends 2 p.m. until time of service.

 Survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Nell Carter; three daughters Kim Carter, Katie Carter, Kylie Carter, Graceville; father Lawrence Wayne Carter, Anchorage, AK, mother Carlene Carter, Graceville; two brothers Joe Carter (Wanda), Norfolk, VA, Keith Carter (Mary), Graceville; one sister Barbara Ann Little (Bruce), Slocomb, AL; four grandchildren Maranda Carter, Mallorie Larry, Malachi Larry, Nicolette Welborn.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at

Lois Bell

Lois Bell, 71 of the Poplar Springs Community, Graceville, Florida passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 at Flowers Hospital following a sudden illness.

 Lois was born in Vernon, Florida on Aprill 5, 1947 to the late John D. and Doris Miller Best. Moving to Phenix City, AL for several years, Lois was a 1965 graduate of Central High School and attended Columbus College. Her passion was taking care of her beloved husband, children and grandchildren. Lois was a gifted pianist and was a member of Church of God International Association.

A Celebration of Her Life will be 2 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Earnest Best and Glenn Best. 

Survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, H. Stafford Bell, son Kristin Bell, two daughters Keresa (Ray) Brock, Alisa Deavours; one brother Gene (Nova) Best, Graceville, FL; six grandchildren Kaleb Brock, Clint (Taylor) Brock, Seth Bell, Shane Deavours, Kindell Bell, Madison Bell; four great grandchildren Kaden Brock,

Abigail Brock, Jocelyn Brock and Lincoln Brock; two aunts Ada (Kent) Ramsey, Jualiska Snellgrove; and a host of other extended family.

Expressions of remembrances and sympathy can be made at

Glenn David Coleman

Glenn David Coleman 66, of Graceville, Florida, died December 13, 2018 at Southeast Health, Dothan, Alabama.

Mr. Coleman was born December 6, 1952 in Pensacola, Fl to Tom and Joyce Coleman. He was a loving father, grand-father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved the Lord and his church. He attended Little Rock Assembly of God in Bonifay, FL.  

He loved to watch football, NASCAR racing, and really any sport. He loved spending time with family and friends more than anything and loved going to church. He loved watching old television shows. He loved old gospel and rock and roll music.

Mr. Coleman is survived by one daughter, Mikayla Smith (Tom), granddaughter, Karsyn Smith all of Marianna, Florida; four sisters, Felicia Mathis (Johnny) of Bonifay, Florida, and Ann Polston (Randall) of Graceville, Florida,  Annette White (Karl) of Mulberry, FL; Alice Mathis of Cottondale, FL; also survived by vast extended family including uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Tom David Coleman and Joyce Mae Owens Coleman.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 17, 2018 at Little Rock Assembly of God, Bonifay, Florida with Rev. Joe Earnest officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Sara Lash Macmillan

1/15/1979 - 12/1/2018

Sara Macmillan, 39, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Sara was born on January 15, 1979 in Alexandria, Virginia to Miller L. Macmillan and Nancy B. Macmillan. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as an infant, Sara grew up and attended schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Following her parents’ separation and subsequent divorce in 1994, Sara lived with her mother in Atlanta until 2006. Because of unfortunate circumstances, in April of 2006 Sara was removed from her mother’s custody. That same month she was reunited with her father and introduced to his second wife, Chris Harrelson of Graceville and Destin, Florida.

For the last 12 years, Sara was a much-loved resident at the Rainbow House group home in Chipley, Florida. Sara’s father and stepmother offer special thanks to Melody Smith, Cheryl Strickland, Dianna Williford, Alicia Cross, Cheyenne Corbin, and the compassionate staff of professionals at the Rainbow House, to Sandy Pritchard and the staff at Arc, to Sherri Evans, Sara’s Support Coordinator, and to Covenant Hospice for their assistance in Sara’s final days.

Sara’s, Miller’s and Chris’s many friends and family are invited to attend a memorial celebration of her life at the James & Lipford funeral home in Graceville, Florida beginning at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 13, 2018, with visitation following the ceremony. Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial gift donations may be made to the Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc., 1335 South Blvd, Chipley, Florida 32428. Arc is a day training center for adults with disabilities, and a place Sara loved to be.

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