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McAlpin Funeral Home (Formerly Lanier-Andler)

McAlpin Funeral Home (Formerly Lanier-Andler)

8261 U.S. 90 Sneads, FL 32460  (850) 593-9900

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William A. “Billy” Campbell Sr.

Mr. William A. “Billy” Campbell Sr., 73, a longtime resident of Chattahoochee, Florida passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Billy loved his shop and loved to mechanic in his shop.  He enjoyed helping others and always tried to meet their needs, no matter the obstacle.  He cherished his precious wife Wanda Sue and loved his family and friends dearly. Billy was retired from the City of Chattahoochee as Maintenance Supervisor and Fire Department Chief.  He was a beloved husband, son, father and grandfather.  Billy will be deeply missed by his family, and many friends made throughout the years.

Billy is survived by his precious wife of 52 years, Wanda Sue Campbell; one daughter, Audrey Williams and her husband Ken; one son, Bill Campbell and his wife Lali; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and a special friend Vince Mayo.

Billy was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Campbell and mother, Elouise Jones Campbell.

The family would like to acknowledge Big Bend Hospice for the attentive care and support given during this most difficult time and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Big Bend Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Michelle Irene Pease Kornegay

Michelle Irene Pease Kornegay of Cypress, Florida age 49, passed away on September 15, 2018.

She was born on July 21, 1969 in Bainbridge, Maryland. 

Michelle lived most of her life in Texas until moving to Jackson County in 2004.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, going to the Grand Ridge Church of God where she was a member, crocheting, making crafts, and driving a school bus for Jackson County.  Michelle loved children and had a big heart for everyone.  She dearly loved her family and especially her precious grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gene Kornegay; two daughters, Elizabeth Johnson (Daniel) of Nevada and Jennifer Derryberry (Jerry) of Ft. Hood, Texas; four sons, Alvah L. Johnson, IV (Tabs) of Missouri, Billy Johnson of Sneads, FL, Eddie Kornegay (Brittany) of Marianna, FL and Sherman Kornegay of Marianna, FL; her parents, Michael Wayne Pease of Sherman, Texas and Betty Irene Pease of Princeton, Texas; three brothers, Merlin Pease (RaDonna), Michael Pease, II (Rachel) and Matthew Pease (Christy) all of Texas as well as 10 precious grandchildren.

A Graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM Central Time on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge, FL with Rev. Charles Hewitt officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

Bernard Pittman

Bernard Pittman, 83, of Sneads, Florida, passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 10, 2018.  He was an honest and genuine person, always willing to help anyone.  He was a hard working farmer, a proud Army veteran, and a loyal employee to Florida State Hospital for 39 years.  He loved to sucker fish, but most of all he loved his family.  

Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carolyn Pittman; one daughter, Lisa Rabon and husband Norman of Sneads, FL, one son, Gary Pittman and wife Paige of Sneads, FL;  five grandchildren, Austin Pittman and wife Kristen, Dustin Pittman and wife Brandy, Gavin Pittman, Madison Rabon, and Mikayla Rabon, all of Sneads, FL;  two great grandchildren, Averie Pittman and Brent Pittman, of Sneads, FL;  four brothers, Enoch Pittman and wife Pat of Milton, FL, Wilmer Pittman and wife Judy of Canyon County, CA, Helton Pittman and wife Robbie of Munson, FL, Sherman Pittman and wife Pat of Munson, FL;  two sisters Louise Thomas of Munson, FL and Stella Jernigan of Munson, FL; many nieces and nephews, and a  very special caregiver Shirley Roqueplot.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hiram Pittman and Beadie (Phillips) Pittman; one brother, Horace Pittman; two sisters, Esther McCall and Ernasteen Carpenter.

Visitation for family and friends will take place at McAlpin Funeral Home Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM CST.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Sneads Assembly of God at 11:00 AM CST with Reverend Juno Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge, FL. Military Honors will be presented by American Legion Post 241 in honor of this Veteran. The family would like to acknowledge Emerald Coast Hospice for the attentive care and support given during this most difficult time.

John Kerry “Tater” Kirkland

John Kerry “Tater” Kirkland, 49, a lifelong resident of Sneads, Florida passed away at home, peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  John, or as everyone knew him “Tater” was a simple man with a big heart.  He loved his family and was one of the biggest FSU fans you would ever meet. After retiring from the State of Florida, John did small engine repairs and bridge construction. He was known for being able to build and fix anything and was always working on something.  He loved to bream fish and when he wasn’t doing that, he was building smokers and cookers, and hanging out with friends by the fireside.   

John is survived by his devoted caretaker and mother, Rita Kirkland; one son, Daniel Kirkland and his mother Brenda Green of Altha, FL; one sister, Katherine Leigh and husband Donnie of Sneads, FL; one brother, Scott Kirkland and wife Tammy of Sneads, FL; one uncle, Larry Johnson and wife Brenda of Sneads, FL; three cousins, Randy Johnson and his wife Melissa and children Keely and Ethan of Sneads, FL, Tara Beloat and her husband Justin and children Mary and Jacob of Navarre, FL and Josh Johnson of Sneads, FL; six nieces, Allie Leigh, Karlie Leigh, Avery Leigh, Teri Ann Farris and husband Chad, Brandy Williford and husband Jason, Brandy Kutchey; six great-nieces, Shiley Coulliette, Addison and Abigale Farris, Haley and Kayla Williford and Hannah Kirkland; three nephews, Jeremy and Damon Leigh, David Lee Kirkland, and two great-nephews, Gabe Coulliette and Lincoln Summerlin,

John was preceded in death by his father Joel Kirkland; two uncles, Charles Johnson and Burl Johnson; one nephew, Jarid Kutchey.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, FL from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Central Time.  A Celebration of Life Home Going Service will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at Sneads Assembly of God in Sneads, FL at 11:00 AM Central Time with Rev. Bill Mayo and Rev. Juno Douglas officiating.  Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery with McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

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