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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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Hill A. Poss

Hill A. Poss, 91, of Chattahoochee, Florida passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Morris, Georgia on November 11, 1927.   Hill was a veteran of the US Army and served his country honorably during World War II.   He was a faithful Christian and member of Grace Community Baptist Church, a loving father, a proud grandfather and great grandfather.  Hill was an inspiration to all who knew him and lived life serving others.  He was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with his precious family especially his grandchildren. He was a tireless and selfless volunteer at his church and for Meal on Wheels when he was able.  There was nothing Hill liked better than an interesting conversation with a good friend or new friend during a trip to the grocery store or on his daily walk.  He could have an engaging conversation with anyone.  Hill will be missed by his family and many friends.

Hill is survived by his precious wife of 67 years, Gladys Shirley Poss; one daughter, Shirley Pace and her husband Rocky of Chattahoochee, FL; one grandson, Andy Pace and his wife Tiffany of Crawfordville, FL; four great grandchildren, Mason Pace, Finnleigh Pace, Rhyder Pace and Bricyn Kennedy; two sisters, Dorothy Gary and Allene Boyette both of Morris Station, GA;  as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Sarah Poss; two sisters, Katherine Harris and Maggie Amason; and three brothers, “Boots” Poss, Cecil Poss, and “Bur” Poss.

Visitation with family and friends will take place at Grace Community Baptist Church on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM EST.  A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 2:00 PM EST with Rev. Conrad Salter officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace Community Baptist Church 2059 Booster Club Road  Bainbridge, GA  39819 or your charity of choice.

Charles Jackson “Jack” Burgess

Charles Jackson “Jack” Burgess, 87, of Marianna, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was born in Campbellton, Florida on September 3, 1931.   Jack was a veteran of the US Army and served his country honorably.  He was a hardworking businessman, a loving father, proud grandfather and great grandfather.  Jack loved fishing and spending time with his precious family. Jack will be missed by his family and many friends. 

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Martha C. Burgess; two sons, Charles Reggie Burgess and his wife Melissa Nelson and Anthony S. Burgess; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, as well as, many other extended family members and one very special canine friend and protector “Snowball”.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Minnie Burgess; and four brothers.

Visitation with family and friends will take place at Eastside Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST.  A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 1:00 PM CST with Dr. Shawn Buice officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. Interment will be private on a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105

Ruby Smith Ware

Ruby Smith Ware, of Sneads, FL was born July 14, 1930 in Havana, FL and went to be with her Lord on February 17, 2019 in Marianna, FL, surrounded by her loving family.  Ruby was a remarkable woman who was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting, cooking and spending precious time with her family. Ruby served the State of Florida as an Executive Secretary in the Auditor General’s Office and retired after more than 30 years of service.  Prior to working for the State of Florida, she worked many years for Optometrist’s Dr. Turner and Dr. Stephens in Quincy, FL as their office manager.  Ruby will be missed deeply by her family and friends.

Ruby is survived by two daughters, Debra Conrad (Paul) of Sneads, FL and Sheryl Elder (Tom) of Sneads, FL; two sons, Johnny Smith (Dianne) of Quincy, FL and Mike Smith of Tallahassee, FL; a niece, Sara Clark; a nephew, Bobby Joyner, as well as, many grandchildren and several great grandchildren. 

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Carrie Dykes; her husband, Carl Ware; a sister, Rosa Lee Mote; and two grandsons, Paul McDaniel and Paul Conrad.

Graveside Services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy, FL on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM CST with Rev. Chris Smith officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

Ann Parmer Dickson

Ann Parmer Dickson, resident of Chattahoochee, FL for 67 years, was born December 3, 1951 in Quincy, Florida and went to be with her Lord on February 2, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.  Ann was a remarkable woman who was an avid reader, enjoyed doing cross word puzzles and crochet, watching classic movies on Netflix, Seminole football, and traveling to St. Augustine, FL, her favorite vacation destination.  She retired from Florida State Hospital after 38 years as a Medical Unit Supervisor. Ann loved the beach, but most of all she loved her husband William Dickson.  Ann and William were married on July 16, 1970 and had two wonderful children Bryan and Amy.  She did not know her love could be any greater than for her husband and children until her two precious grandchildren Maison and Parker were born. Ann will be missed deeply by her family and friends.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, William Dickson; one son, Bryan Dickson (Alexa) of Sneads, FL; one daughter, Amy Dickson of Sneads, FL; her parents James and Ross Parmer; one brother Jamie Parmer (Rebecca) of Sneads, FL; two grandchildren, Maison Dickson Fulton and Parker Lee Dickson; and several nieces, nephews, special cousins and extended family.   

Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Lavenia Parker Parmer.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on February 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM EST.  Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, FL.  Flowers will be accepted or donations to the Quincy Music Theater at 1189 E. Washington St. Quincy, FL 32351.

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