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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/

Ervin S. Mathis, Jr.

Mr. Ervin S. Mathis, Jr. of Marianna and formerly of Sneads, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 21st in Jackson Hospital.  He was 37 years old.

 A native of Jackson County, he was of the Methodist faith and a member of Springfield African Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was a 2001 graduate of Sneads High School and was presently employed at Wal-Mart as an Overnight Support Manager.  

  Precious memories will forever remain with: his faithful wife, She’ree Lewis Mathis of Marianna, Florida; two sons, Elijah and Noah Mathis both of Marianna, Florida; father, Ervin Mathis, Sr. of Sneads, Florida; three brothers, Demorrio Lovett of Tallahassee, Florida, Venice Mathis of Sneads, Florida and Doreck Weston (Lori) of Marianna, Florida; paternal grandmother, Arletha Mathis of Sneads, Florida, four uncles, Anthony Mathis of Sneads, Florida, Morgan Spears (Mary) of Chattahoochee, Florida, Jimmy Weston and Bobby Weston both of Tallahassee, Florida; eight aunts, Minister Patricia Mathis of Chattahoochee, Florida, Willie Ruth Allen, Ann Spears both of Sneads, Florida, Dianne Fletcher of Bristol, Florida, Mary Mathis of Grand Ridge, Florida, Lula Mae Weston, Bobbie Weston both of Tallahassee, Florida and Annie Weston of Havana, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Felicia Lewis Snowden of Marianna, Florida and Stacy Turner (John) of Bascom, Florida; and a host of  nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 A viewing for Ervin will be held Friday at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel from 2-6p.m. 

 A homegoing celebration for Ervin’s life will be held Saturday, September 29th at 1:00p.m. at Springfield African Methodist Episcopal Church with Pastor Hollis McClendon, Prophet James Clark, Minister Patricia Mathis, Reverend Arlester McCalister and Reverend James Dickson officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

 Ervin’s remains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 1:00p.m. funeral time at Springfield on Saturday.

Vanders Carl Long

Mr. Vanders Carl Long affectionately called Dr. Love, of Tampa and formerly of Marianna, entered into eternal rest of Monday, September 3rd at the James Harley VA Hospital in Tampa.  He was 58 years old.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was raised in Marianna and was a graduate of Marianna High School.  After graduation, he enlisted with the United States Army where he served four years, receiving an Honorable Discharge.  He was of the Baptist faith and a former member of Bethel Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Precious memories will forever remain with his wife, Callie G. Long of Tampa, Florida; his mother, Hazel Long of Marianna, Florida; one daughter, Destini Long (Jordan) of Tampa, Florida; one son, Daberal Thompson (Stephanie) of Tampa, Florida; four brothers, Kevin Williams of Bonifay, Florida, Darryl Williams (Arletha) of Greenwood, Florida, Tony A. Long of Marianna, Florida and Shaun Williams of Newark, New Jersey; two sisters, Cynthia D. Williams of Greenwood, Florida and Stephanie Stanley (Frank) of Tallahassee, Florida; one uncle, Marcus Johnson (Fannie) of Irvington, New Jersey; two aunts, Elouise Long Peterman (Leman) of Marianna, Florida and Doris Williams of Greenwood, Florida; three great aunts, Riller Jackson of Bartow, Florida, Belze Balcom of Greenwood, Florida and Julia Wynn of Marianna, Florida; one brother-in-law, Christopher Granberry (Elsie) of Tampa, Florida; four sisters-in-law, Deloris Granberry (Patrick), Ruthie Moore, Estell Wade (Nepholen) and Sandra Walker all of Tampa, Florida; one uncle-in-law, L.D. Highsmith of Greenwood, Florida; one aunt-in-law, Minnie Highsmith of Tampa, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration for Vanders will be held Saturday, September 15th at 11a.m. at Bethel Star Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor George Williams, Rev. Ronnie Spears and Elder Virgil L. Johnson Sr., officiating.  Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Ft. Rucker Honor Guard, and arrangements entrusted to the caring staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna, Florida.

Earnest Robinson

Minister Earnest Robinson affectionately called Buster of Marianna, Florida entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 4th at the Chipola Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was 86 years old.

  A native of Jackson County, he was of the Holiness faith and a member of the Trinity Powerhouse Church of God by Faith.  He attended and graduated from the public school system beforing joining the United States Air Force.  After his tour of duty, he received an Honorable Discharge.

 Precious memories will forever remain with one son, Calvin L. Clemmons (Teresa) of Marianna, Florida; two granddaughters, Autumn C. Clemmons and Adrianne N. Clemmons both of Tallahassee, Florida; one grandson, Jordan A. Clemmons of Marianna, Florida; one great grandchild, Kennedi Gray of Tallahassee, Florida; three nieces, Branda Blackmon Jones (Pastor Michael Jones) of Marianna, Florida, Suzanne Cross and Katrina Craig (Cartze) both of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida one nephew, Howard Robinson of Marianna, Florida; one uncle, Jeff Fluker of Hampton, Virginia; special cousins, Anthony Bryant (Gwendolyn), Patrick Bryant (LouAnn) both of Jacksonville, Florida, Mary Kate Neal (Isaac) of Greenwood, Florida, Carlton Smith (Gail), Pamela Williams both of Brooklyn, New York and Fannie Pearl Collins of Quincy, Florida; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends.

 A homegoing celebration for Rev. Robinson was held Tuesday, September 11th at 11am at Trinity Powerhouse Church of God in Christ, Pastor Michael L. Jones, Pastor Jimmy Weems, Pastor Roy Crawley, Reverend George Williams,  Chaplain Snell, Evangelist B. Snipes and Elder Dr. H.N. Turner officiated.  Interment followed in the Orange Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Hulburt Field Honor Guard with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

Chatman Adams

Mr. Chatman Adams, affectionately called Sarge, of Marianna, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 20th at home.  He was 92 years old.

 He was born in Blountstown, Florida, where he attended and graduated from the public school system before joining the United States Armed Forces, serving during wartime.  He served in the Army, Air Force and Air Force Guards before retiring, receiving an Honorable Discharge.

 He leaves love and memories with one daughter, Dorothy Adams and husband Richard Robbins of Glenview, Illinois; one grandson, Zachary ‘Zac’ Robbins of Storrs, Connecticut; one granddaughter, Kai Robbins of Glenview, Illinois; three brothers, George Adams and wife Cathy, Larry Adams and wife Gene both of Tallahassee, Florida and Calvin Adams of Crawfordville, Florida; two sisters, Elvira Williams of Crawfordville, Florida and Dorothy Adams Harley of Marianna, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 A Service of Remembrance for Sarge will be held Saturday, September 8th at 11a.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Blountstown where Rev. Angus Jackson is pastor and Pastor Michael Bell and Pastor Geraldine Sheard will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Hulburt Field Honor Guard with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna, Florida.

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