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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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Margaret Annette Singer

Margaret Annette Singer was born on October 7, 1937 and at 81, went to be with her Lord on January 6, 2019.  Annette began her working career at Florida State Hospital where she stayed for 18 years.  Upon leaving the hospital, she moved to Orlando, FL and worked at C.N.A. Insurance Company for 14 years.  After that she volunteered for the Orange County Sheriff Department for many years before returning to her hometown in Sneads, FL.  She then worked as a dispatcher for the Sneads Police Department for 2 years. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Grand Ridge, FL. Annette was an extraordinary woman who will be missed dearly by her friends and family.

Annette is survived by four daughters, Lynn Jeter (Billy Joe), Sharon Eubanks, Shirley Giddens (Dace) and Susanne Singer; one stepson, Stanley Singer; one sister, Anneita Gilbourn; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and two very special friends Christine and Ronnie Owens.

Annette was preceded in death by her parents, David Roy and Jewell Cooper; her loving husband, Stanley W. Singer Jr.; four Brothers Roy Jr., Bill Cooper, Maston Cooper and Dan Cooper; two grandchildren, Karen Hamm, and David Jeter;  and two son-in-law’s, Billy Eubanks and Bill Smith.   

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM CST with Rev. Dallas Ellis and Rev. Charles Kleiser officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to service.  Interment will be at Dykes Cemetery in Sneads, FL.

Gregory Dean Taylor

Gregory Dean Taylor was born in Washington D.C. and at age 66, passed away in his home, on Thursday afternoon, January 3, 2019, in Chattahoochee, FL, surrounded by his loving family. Greg was diagnosed with cancer in April 2018 and was supported by friends and loved ones during his battle.  Greg has been a resident of Chattahoochee for 42 years, when he and his wife, Becky moved here from Mobile, Alabama. Greg was a member of First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee and retired from Jim Woodruff Dam as senior electrician after 32 years of service.

Greg is survived by his mother, Mary Taylor of Tybee Island, GA, his son Michael Taylor and wife Kaleigh with their daughters, Sophia age 4 and Chelsea age 1; his daughter Rachel Green and husband Jonathan and their daughters, Gradie age 5, and Mabrie age 1. Two sisters Debbie Lanier and her son James, Lydia Taylor and her daughter Alex and a special uncle from Connecticut, Frank Piccione along with extended family and many special friends.

Greg was preceded in death and eager to see his wife of 39 years, Rebecca Taylor, and his father Wallace Taylor.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to all of Greg’s friends and loved ones who checked in on him during his illness and to Covenant Hospice for their care in his last days.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST with Reverend Barry Cottle officiating.  Visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will be private on a later date.

Karen Elaine Horton Howell

Karen Elaine Horton Howell was born July 1, 1948 to the late MSgt. Edwin Horton (Ret. USAF) and Monta Horton at Eglin AFB, Florida.  After spending part of her childhood in Tripoli, Libya, she grew up in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School.  She met the man who would become her husband of over 49 years while working as a resort lifeguard.  It was love at first sight for him, but she would need a bit more convincing.

She married Bernard Howell on August 30th, 1969.  The first of two children arrived in 1972.  In 1974, she moved to Bernard’s hometown of Chattahoochee, Florida. A second daughter joined the family in 1977.  Karen operated her own in-home daycare for several years.  When the girls were old enough to be trusted not to burn down the house, Karen went out into the workforce.  Over the next 15 years, only one fire was reported.  Karen worked at Knots N Such Florist and Gifts and after its closing, Magnolia’s of Chattahoochee.  Karen was a magnificent floral designer and decorator. Many in town and surrounding areas attest that no one else’s work could ever hold a candle to the beauty and quality of hers. Her golden heart and loving spirit were the added bonus to her customers.

Karen was a voracious reader and loved all things sci-fi, fantasy and action/adventure.  (It is a little known fact that she was actually the 7th Avenger and the original Mother of Dragons.)  She truly had a zest for life.  She loved going on road trips with her children and the “sister of her heart” Frances Basford (they never got lost, but rather had “adventures”).  She found renewed strength in working in her daughter Susan’s vineyard, and gained newfound youth in activities with Christie, Johnny, and JJ like winning the biggest prizes at Dave and Busters, catching the biggest fish on Lake Seminole, and watching her J-Boy play sports. Karen was the “Grannay” of the ballfields, having adopted dozens of children and their families and loving them like her own.

Karen was a devoted and selfless wife and mother. She is survived by husband Bernard (her silver knight), daughters Susan (her sunshine) and Christie (her laughter) and grandson JJ (he who made her cup runneth over).  She also leaves behind two beloved sons in law she considered sons: Bruce Paul and Johnny Dolan. Additional survivors include special “sisters” Marti Howell Conner and Frances Basford and her wonderful neighbors Betty “Mama Bear” Barfield and Sheila “SheShe” Blount. Karen was a lover of animals great and small.  Besides being the proud grandmother to numerous grand-dogs and grand-cats, she will be missed greatly by her own kitties: Raider, Ghost, and Callie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either of the following causes that were dear to her heart:  Jackson County Partners for Pets 4011 Maintenance Drive Marianna, FL  32448 and Gadsden County Humane Society PO Box 1268 Havana, FL  32333

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, Florida on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM EST with Reverend Robert Johns and Reverend Mike Hutcherson officiating.  Visitation with family and friends will be Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST at McAlpin Funeral Home. 

Interment will be private on a later date.

Charles Edward Rabon

Charles Edward Rabon was born on August 20, 1946, to Edward and Iris Alderman Rabon. He was a 1964 graduate of Grand Ridge High School where he was loved both on and off the basketball court. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served 3 tours in Vietnam and was honorably discharged as a sergeant(E-5). He embodied incredible work ethic, a genuine respect for others and a consistent desire to develop professionally. He spent the next 25 years working overseas with Lockheed, Boeing, Pan Am, and Saudi Arabian Airlines. Although most of his life was spent moving from one place to another, stability came in the form of the birth of his daughter, Nikki, whom he shared with former spouse, Diana Rabon. Of all the accolades and decorations Charles received throughout school, the Marine Corps or his professional career – he always considered his daughter to be his proudest accomplishment. He made the decision to transfer stateside so that she could attend school in the U.S., and ultimately ended up working for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Houston, TX. He loved his job and he loved his people. This August marked his 20th year of civilian service to our government.

Although he was a resident of Houston for almost 20 years, he still received the local Jackson County newspapers to keep up with his community. He enjoyed staying in touch with old friends and family through weekly phone calls.

He presented with a tough exterior but had a generous, kind and compassionate heart; as his family and friends can attest. His keen ability to improvise, adapt and overcome proved integral throughout his life. He loved fishing, entertaining others and listening to his music loud. He was a provider and protector by nature, and when he loved - he loved big.

Charles Rabon intended for his next promotion in life to be a full-time fisherman on Lake Seminole, but he received a job opportunity from the Lord on December 16, 2018 that he just couldn’t pass up.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Iris Alderman Rabon; his father, Edward Rabon, as well as many beloved family members; including a special aunt, Eunice Howell Ford, who loved him like a son.

Charles leaves behind his daughter, Nikki Rabon; brother, David Rabon, wife Olga; nephews: Joseph Rabon, wife Danielle and Johnathon Rabon; also, by his many close friends at the FAA, precious cousins and extended family, as well as his special friends Jose and Nely Bravo.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Sneads Assembly of God Church on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM CST with Reverend Juno Douglas officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.  Visitation with friends and family will take place one hour prior to services.

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