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Peoples Funeral Home

Peoples Funeral Home

5441 Cooper Street Graceville, Florida 32440 (850) 263-6834

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

Virginia Allene Battles

Ms. Virginia Allene Battles of Grand Ridge entered into eternal rest of Tuesday, May 8th in Jackson Hospital following an extended illness.  She was 66 years old.

 A native of Calhoun County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Precious memories will forever remain with: two sisters, Christanna Anderson and Gladys Marie Battles both of Grand Ridge, Florida; two brothers, Cornelius Battles and wife Melissa of Grand Ridge, Florida and LaShon Gilbert of Port St. Lucie, Florida; five aunts, Mary Ann Wobbleton of Stuart, Florida, Floizell Smith, Sylvia Lewis, Sylone Robinson all of Grand Ridge, Florida and Mary Hearns of Greenwood, Florida; five uncles, Nathaniel Battles and wife Bessie, Herbert C. Battles and wife Elisa both of Blountstown, Florida, Bradley Battles of Stuart, Florida, Willie Smith and wife Emma of Geneva, Florida and Rev. T.C. Smith and wife Mary of Grand Ridge, Florida; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, May 19th at 11a.m. at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Randy McMillian, Rev. Mark Dudley, Rev. John Smith and Rev. T.C. Smith officating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the caring staff at Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna, Florida.    

The remains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Pleasant Hill.

Linda Gail Rogers Osborne

Linda Gail Rogers Osborne, age 69 of Greenwood, went to be with our Lord on April 19th, 2018 at her home in Greenwood, Florida.

Linda (Linda O., Tootie) was born on February 7, 1949 in Jackson County to William Rogers and Marguerite Davis.  Linda was a loving Moma, Maw-Maw, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Cousin.  She was a free spirit and had a smile that would light up any room.  Linda loved to fish, listen to music and dance.  She was a loyal and loving friend to many.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents William Rogers and Marguerite Childers (Davis).  She is also preceded in death by her granny, Martha Davis, brother Edward “Smiley” Rogers and granddaughter, Candi Michelle Douglas.

She is survived by her daughters Tammy Lewis of Cottonwood, Alabama; Tracy Purvis of Panama City, Florida; Wenonah “Paula” Sorrell of Sneads, Florida; Angela Purvis Gilmore of Compass Lake, Florida; Marian McDaniel and husband Glenn of Tallahassee, Florida; and son, Kenneth Sampson and wife Angel of Jacksonville, Florida; Brother, Billy Joe Rogers of Lakeland, Florida; Sister, Ann Holman of Montgomery, Alabama.  18 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, Nieces, nephew, and cousins.

A time of remembrance and celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Greenwood United Methodist Church in Greenwood, Florida with Kenneth Sampson officiating.  Interment of the cremains will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the caring staff of Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna, Florida.

Cora Myrick Hartsfield Marks

The pillar of the Myrick, Hartsfield, Marks Family has fallen.  Ms. Cora Myrick Hartsfield Marks of Marianna, Florida, affectionately called ‘MaDear’ and ‘Big Mama’ by her family and friends, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, April 21st in the comforts of her home.    A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 28th at 11a.m. at Pope Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where the Rev. Dr. Herbert Corbin is pastor.  Rev. Gloria Wynn, Rev. Delano Mryick, Rev. Carl Hill, Rev. Cynthia Huff, Rev. Freddie Roulhac, Rev. Angus Jackson and Rev. Abraham O. Johnson will be officiating.  

 She was born February 27, 1919 in Marianna, Florida to the late Christana and George Myrick.  She learned the history of the Myrick Family through her father and loved sharing it with the family. 

 She was of the Methodist faith and a dedicated member of Pope Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  She served faithfully in many capacities until her health failed, as Church Mother, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Treasurer, Choir Member, Usher, Youth Director, Church Treasurer and Trustee.

 Cora leaves a legacy of love with two daughters, Carol ‘Cookie’ Marks and Helen Couch and husband Marvin both of Marianna, Florida; two sons, Daniel Marks, Sr. of Miami, Florida and Herman Norris Marks of Marianna, Florida; one sister, Louise Myrick Bell of Asbury Park, New Jersey; seven granddaughters, Kantrice Marks, Tammie Bailey, Lashondra Hooper, Tatasheanna Johnson, Ashley Marks, Tracey Marks and Adrienne Herman; 13 grandsons, Anthony Stephens, Kennon Stephens, Alan Stephens, D.J. Marks, Aaron Marks, Daniel Marks, Nakia Mobley, Damarco Graham, Richmond Marks, Jr., Ronnie Couch, Chason Scott Marks and Kederick Marks, 32 great grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren; like a child, Lillie Mae Baker of Marianna, Florida; god-children, Caretha Everett, Gwen Long, Stacy Curry all of Marianna, Florida, Brenda Mack of Chipley, Florida, Emma Sapp of Newark, New Jersey and Lamar Wilson of North Carolina; special cousin, Annie Roulhac of Marianna, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 The remains will lie in repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time at Pope Chapel. 

 Final arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna, Florida.

Miles Spires, Sr.

Mr. Miles Spires, Sr. of Jacksonville, Florida and formerly of Marianna, Florida, entered into eternal rest recently in Jacksonville.  He was 68 years old.  He was the son of the late Inez and Cary Spires and was better known as “Sugar Boy”

 After graduation, he joined the United States Army.  He received an Honorable Discharge after his tour of duty.  He lived in California and retired from the United Postal Services before relocating to Jacksonville where he owned and operated a realtor and ice cream parlor.

 Precious memories will forever remain with four sons, Cary Spires III, Wesley Spires, Shawn Spires and Miles Spires, Jr; one daughter, Florentia Spires; two brothers, Joe Spires and Lemon Spires; three sisters, Massieren Spires, Irene Spires Smith and Shelby Spires, he is also survived locally by Ms. Sarah Spires and family and Barbara T. Johnson all of Marianna, FL.

 A homegoing celebration will be held Tuesday, April 24th at 10a.m. at Naugle Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.  Memorization will be by cremation.  Local information provided by the caring staff of Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna, Florida

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