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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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Dixie Charlene Wright

Dixie Charlene Wright of Sneads, Florida age 54, passed away on July 25, 2018.

She was born on August 17, 1963 in Donalsonville, GA. 

Charlene lived most of her life in Jackson County.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and going to the beach.  Charlene had a spunky personality.  She loved to laugh and make others happy through laughter.

She is survived by her daughter, Keshia Wright of Cottondale, FL; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Bentley Monk of Cottondale, FL; her father Louie Deese of Altha, FL; two sisters, Gail Deese of Altha, FL and Tammy Keller of Grand Ridge, FL as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Charlene was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of twenty-five years, Durwood Wright, Jr; her mother Ada Mae Wright; paternal grandparents; maternal grandparents; several aunts, uncles, and one great niece.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Central Time on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, FL with Rev. Juno Douglas officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at McAlpin Funeral Home.

Jeanette Combs Horton

Jeanette Combs Horton of Chattahoochee, Florida age 89, died July 10, 2018.

She was born on May 19, 1929 in Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, to the late Carlos Eugene Combs and Clora Amburgey Combs.

She and her family were residents of Beckley and Charleston, West Virginia for many years before moving to Chattahoochee, FL in June, 1960.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chattahoochee, FL; a member of the Chattahoochee Decorative Artists and a 1947 graduate of Carr Creek High School of Carr Creek, Kentucky.

She is survived by two sons:  Brantley E. Horton Sr. (Diane) of Guyton, GA and David L. Horton (Wendy) of Sneads, FL.  A brother Robert Combs (Patty) of Mount Sterling, KY; sister-in-law Sandy Combs of Bellbrook, Ohio; nieces and their husbands, Tami Combs (David Miller) of New Albany, IN;  Nicky Combs (Michael Borchers) of Floyds Knob, IN and Rebecca Combs (Jody Powlette) of Bellbrook, OH;  nephew David Combs (Amy) of Mt. Sterling, KY; Grandson Brantley Horton Jr. of Garden City, GA; great nephews, Bradley Combs of Mt. Sterling, KY; Carson Borchers and Liam Borchers of Floyds Knob, IN; great nieces Caroline Combs, Emma Combs, and Sofia Combs of Mt. Sterling KY; step-grandsons Carlis Johnson III (Melanie) of Chattahoochee, FL and Grayton Armstrong of Sneads, FL; and step-granddaughters Mindy Wagner, Courtney Hitson, Brandy Mills, and Lexie Hitson of Sneads, FL.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Green B. (G.B.) Horton, brothers Allen C. Combs and Albert Combs, nephew Kevin T. Combs and niece Donna Miller.

Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Chattahoochee, FL or your favorite charity.

Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, FL with Rev. Mike Kramer officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. 

James Larry Demakowski

Rev. James Larry Demakowski, 75, a resident of Woodville, Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Tallahassee, FL.  He was a faithful Southern Baptist minister of the gospel for over 45 years pastoring in lower Alabama and North Florida.  He enjoyed cultivating flower and vegetable gardens to generously give away his harvest to others.  Larry cherished his family and friends dearly.  He wholeheartedly loved serving his Lord Jesus Christ and devoted his life to serving others. He was a true “people person” that always put others first. He loved traveling and exploring new places and if you asked him if he was ready to go his reply was always “I’m ready where are we going?” Larry particularly enjoyed family festivities where he could sit back and observe his family fellowship and appreciate one another.  He was a beloved husband, proud father, uncle and overjoyed grandfather.  He will be deeply missed by his family, and numerous friends made throughout the years.

Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Kay Demakowski; one son, David Demakowski and wife Amber of Sneads, FL; one daughter, Laura Demakowski McAlpin and husband Sammy John of Sneads, FL; two grandchildren, one special grandson, Isaiah Harvell and one most precious granddaughter, Abigail Grace Demakowski both of Sneads, FL. 

Larry was preceded in death by his mother Margaret J. Demakowski.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 6, 2018 at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, FL from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Time.  A Celebration of Life Home Going Service will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time at First Baptist Church of Woodville with Rev. Trent Gann officiating.  Additionally, the family will also receive friends one hour prior to services at First Baptist Church Woodville.  Interment will follow at Millsprings Cemetery in Sneads, Florida with McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

Annie Baxter Sanders

Mrs. Annie Baxter Sanders, 83, a lifelong resident of Sneads, Florida passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  Annie’s whole world was her family and her beloved dog Moody. She enjoyed preparing meals for her family and spending time with loved ones.  Her hobbies were fishing, cooking, traveling, and watching her “soaps”. She loved people and serving her community.  She was a faithful homemaker, beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She will be deeply missed by her family, and many friends made throughout the years.

Annie is survived by her daughter Debbie Baxter of Chipley, FL; her sister Bessie Strickland of Grand Ridge, FL; five grandchildren Tanya Howell (Brad), Todd Herring, Monica McDaniel, TJ Storey, and Monique Thompson (Chris); nine great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents Alton Smith and Emma Neel; two husbands Foy “Shorty” Baxter and Herman Sanders; her son Richie Baxter; her daughter Judy Baxter McDaniel; three brothers and two sisters.

A special thank you to all the staff at Marianna Health and Rehab for the extraordinary care given to Ms. Annie and her family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held onSaturday, June 30, 2018 at McAlpin Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 10:00 AM CST with Sister Eva Howell officiating.  Interment will be at Salem Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Sneads, Florida with McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

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