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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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Oria Annette Roberts Burton

Mrs. Oria Annette Roberts Burton, 80, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.  She was born in Donalsonville, GA and later moved to Chattahoochee, Florida where she spent most of her life.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee. After 42 years of dedicated service at Florida State Hospital, she retired as Postmaster at FSH. Annette enjoyed traveling the U.S. with her beloved husband Sonny. Annette was an avid reader and a history buff. She loved her family most of all and enjoyed cooking for them and taking care of them in any way she could. Annette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister who will be remembered with great affection.  

Annette is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Kenneth “Sonny” Burton; one daughter, Amy Burton Nobles (Glen “Sonny” Nobles Jr) of Grand Ridge, FL; four grandchildren, Matthew Burton Nobles, Natalie Nobles Mitchell (Matt Mitchell), Michael Burton Daniel (Holly Daniel), and Dylan Thomas Burton Daniel; five great grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Jean Roberts Jones (Buck) of Tallahassee, FL, Gayle Roberts Spencel (Dale), Dale Roberts Whittaker (Glen) and Karen Roberts Bodrey (Bill); one brother, Idus “Bubba” Roberts (Tina) of Donalsonville, GA and a host of extended family.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Idus Marcine Roberts and Ludie Alberta Helms; and one daughter, Lisa Burton Daniel.

Visitation with friends and family will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00pm EST and a Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2:00pm EST with Reverend Barry Cottle officiating. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Ruth Dennis Barber

Ms. Ruth Dennis Barber, 89, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida.  She was born in Hamilton County, Florida and later moved to Jackson County, Florida with her family.  Ruth was a 1947 graduate of Sneads High School.  She moved from Jackson County after graduation to Tallahassee, Florida where she resided for 32 years before moving to Grand Ridge, Florida in 1979.  For the past few years, Ruth lived in Dowling Park, Florida; but was a longtime resident of Jackson County.  She was a faithful member of Grand Ridge Baptist Church.  After thirty years of devoted service Ruth retired from the State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  Ruth was an avid reader and was especially faithful in reading her Bible.  She loved quilting, cooking, and bird watching.  She loved her pets and was a mother to many dogs.  Ruth was “one more independent lady” according to her family and she would gladly tell you so.  Ruth loved her family dearly and will be missed by them and many friends.

Ruth is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Nelson Dennis and Sarah Pauline Dennis; her husband, Jeff Barber; one sister, Fannie Maphis; and one brother, Jesse Dennis.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the charity of your choice.

A Graveside Service will be held at Shady Grove Cemetery beginning at 10:00 AM CST on Tuesday October 23, 2018 with Reverends Caron Harn and John Pearce officiating, with McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

Alton Russel Strickland

Mr. Alton Russel Strickland, 62, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Jackson Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  A native of Jackson County Florida, he was born on November 05, 1955.  Alton was a great sports fan especially college football, Nascar, and Golf.  He loved to fish and have fish fries with friends and family.  He loved being with his family and enjoyed traveling with them.  He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.

Alton is survived by his devoted wife, Kathy Strickland of Sneads, FL; one sister Linda Jean Strickland of Panama City, FL; two brothers, Ronnie Lee Strickland (Debbie) of Jacksonville, FL, and John Alan Strickland (Pam) of Sneads, FL, and a very special Aunt Mary Lena Neel; six nieces, Deborah Leah Strickland, Deana Joy Anderson, Wendy Joiner, Kari Birge, Brandy Pittman, and Marissa Parker; two nephews, Landon Lee Strickland and Daniel Lloyd Strickland; two sisters-in-law Jan Valentine of St. Petersburg, FL and Barbara Bunton of St. Petersburg, FL

He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Lee Strickland and Betty Jean Alday Strickland.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm CST at McAlpin Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00pm CST at Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Allen officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. 

Roslyn E. Neely

Mrs. Roslyn E. Neely, 83, of Bainbridge, Georgia passed away peacefully on February 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  She leaves behind one daughter, Marcia Benoit of Chattahoochee, FL; two sons Keith Neely and his wife Charlene of Melbourne, FL, Chris Neely and his wife Kay of Sneads, FL; five grandchildren, Cherie, Kerri, Allison, Amanda, and Bryar; three great grandchildren, JJ, Kai and Maddie; one sister, Shelby Jean Petty of Crosby, MS; two brothers, Mack Parr and Billy Ray Parr both of Jasper, FL and many other loving family members and friends. 

She was preceded in death by Matt Neely, her husband of 47 years, and her parents, Joseph Pearson and Theatus Pearson Parr.

Roslyn was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors, most especially she enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Roslyn loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 until 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Chattahoochee First Baptist Church.  A Memorial Service will begin at 4:00 PM with Rev. Bill Mayo and Rev. Barry Cottle officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home Directing.

Interment will be on a later date in Sylvania Church Cemetery.

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