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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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Donald Alvin Shepard

Donald Alvin Shepard was born in Clearwater, Florida on January 31, 1935.  He graduated from Largo High School in 1953.  He joined the Army in 1954, serving decorated tours in Korea, Japan, Germany, and Vietnam with his Post Station being Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He retired from the Army in 1974 and moved to Micanopy, Fl.  He went to Santa Fa College studying Horticulture and Farm Management, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.  He had been a local resident since 2002, a longtime member of Sneads First United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 241.  He enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and wood carving.

He is survived by his precious wife of 43 years Marjorie Ann Edwards Wray Shepard; one daughter, Deborah Lee Shepard Gillispie; one son, Charles Allen Wray and wife Edith Wray; two sisters, Carol Shepard Russell and husband Eldon and Willie May Shepard; three brothers, Ralph Shepard, Sam Shepard and wife Sue, and David Shepard; five grandchildren, Daniel, Devon, Emily, Melissa, Alex and four great grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents Samuel I. and Elva Mae Shepard and a sister Betty Joe Shepard Strickland.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM CST at Lanier – Andler Funeral Home with Funeral Services on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM CST at Sneads First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Ernie Gray officiating.  Interment will follow at Pope Cemetery in Sneads, Florida.   

The American Legion will perform full military honors.

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home of Sneads, Florida, is in charge of arrangements. Phone 850-593-9900.

Georgia Ann Alday

Georgia Ann Alday, age 72, a resident of Chattahoochee, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Marianna, Florida. Ms. Alday lived most of her life in Chattahoochee, having moved from Hosford, Florida as a child. She is survived by a son, Donald Jeter of Cypress; three daughters, Marianne (Howard) Kelley of Grand Ridge, Amy (Gary) Oxendine of Sneads, and Tonya (C.J.) Edenfield of Chattahoochee; a brother Jeffery “Shorty” (Marie) Roberts of Chattahoochee; a sister, Peggy Clark of Chattahoochee; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Renie Roberts ;a daughter, Peggy Olivia Alday and a brother, James “Jimmy” Roberts.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM EST February 15,2017 at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads.  Visitation will be one hour before service. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee.

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home of Sneads, Florida is in charge of arrangements.  PH 850-593-9900.

David Keith Christen

Mr. David Keith Christen, 77, a native of Tampa, Florida moving here from Mexico Beach, Florida and residing here in Jackson County, Florida since 2003, was self employed as an Indian Goods Trader in New Mexico.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed the work and art of trading in merchandise.

David is survived by his daughter, D. Jo Christen and his son, Sean J. Christen, both of Santa Fe, New Mexico;  a brother, Craig M. Christen of Monett, MO;  three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Memorial Service is being planned for a later date and will be announced.  Call Lanier-Andler Funeral Home at 850-593-9900 for details.

Howard “Chuck” O. Goodson

Mr. Howard “Chuck” O. Goodson, 70, a lifelong resident of this area passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 peacefully at home.  Howard was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.  Howard was a member of the Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Howard loved hunting and fishing, but particularly enjoyed traveling.  Howard especially loved spending time with his precious grandchildren.

Howard is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 48 years, Hilda Goodson of Grand Ridge, FL; one daughter, Heidi Goodson Alexander and husband George of Sneads, FL; one son, Howie Goodson, II and his wife Allison of Marianna, FL; two brothers, Robert “Bobby” Milton Goodson II and wife Alice of Elmore, AL and Allen Goodson and wife Shirley of Sneads, FL; four grandchildren, Lee Gates, Caleb Alexander, Meg Alexander, and Cooper Alexander; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Jack Gates as well as many nieces and nephews that he cherished as well.

Memorial Services will be held at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00AM CST.  American Legion Post 241 will perform full Military Honors following Chapel Services.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be sent to the Sneads High School Foundation at 7839 Howell Road Sneads, Florida  32460

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home of Sneads is in charge of arrangements.

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