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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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Nadine Ham

Mrs. Nadine Ham, born December 19, 1919 in Jackson County, Florida, was called home to be with her Lord on June 25, 2018 while surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Will and Lizzie Jeter; her husband, Leon Ham; her son, John W. Ham and her daughter, Shirley Ham McDaniel.

She is survived by three loving daughters, Patricia Benefield (Steve), Jennell Basford (Leland), and Ladon Haveard (Ray), along with 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. 

Nadine Ham was a homemaker who had a love for fishing, farming, and most of all, her family.  She was an active member of Inwood Baptist Church.  She leaves behind cherished memories and will be dearly missed by her family, her church family, and her community.

Visitation for friends and family will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, FL from 9:00 AM CST until 9:45 AM CST.  Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 AM CST with Rev. Steve Benefield officiating.  Interment will be in Carpenter Cemetery with McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

Sylvia F. Mercer

Mrs. Sylvia F. Mercer, 67, a native of Jackson County, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Marianna, Florida.  Sylvia was known for her heart of gold.  She never held a grudge against anyone and would give you anything she had if you were in need.  Sylvia was a born caretaker.  Sylvia loved to read.  She enjoyed cooking and baking when she was able and also tending to her flowers.  Sylvia genuinely loved life and the people in her life including her special pup “mollie”; to know Sylvia was to love her.   She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great friend.  Sylvia will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Sylvia is survived by the most important person in her life, Harold J. Mercer of Greenwood, FL her devoted husband of 54 years; one daughter, Sonia Hoffman and her husband Joseph of Marianna, FL; one son, Sean Mercer of Corpus Christi, TX; two grandchildren, Antonio Camacho of Chipley, FL and Autumn Hoffman of Marianna, FL and a host of extended family.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Ethel Blighton, one sister, two brothers and one daughter, Stacy Camacho.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Welcome Assembly of God Church with Rev. Charles Jackson officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

Charles Frasier Jones

Mr. Charles Frasier Jones, 85, a lifelong resident of the Chattahoochee and Sneads area passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, FL.  Frasier loved to work in his yard tending to his flowers and cutting the grass or just sitting on the front porch conversing with friends and family.  Frasier loved people in general but adored his four girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frasier was known and loved for his unique greeting of “Hey Baby” to those who knew him.   Frasier was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and a genuine family man.

Frasier is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley Jones; four daughters, Belinda Wyman and husband Robert of Perry, FL; Donna Couto of Sneads, FL and son-in-law Michael of Rhode Island; Connie DeFrancesco and husband Bill of Orlando, FL; Tracy Kellett and Wally of Pelham, GA; one sister, Rebecca Wier of Mobile, AL; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Frasier was preceded in death by his father Beautis Shelmon Jones, mother Violet Brell Godfrey, five brothers, one sister, and a granddaughter Cassie Benson.

A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM Central Time at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, Florida.  Interment will be private on a later date.

McAlpin Funeral Home
PO BOX 280
8261 Highway 90
Sneads, FL  32460


JL Johnson

JL Johnson, 86, of Chattahoochee and Panama City, Florida, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  He graduated in 1950 from Shanks high School in Quincy, Fl.  JL proudly served in the United States Air Force for 23 1/4 years retiring at Tyndall Air Force Base with the rank of Tgst.  He was a Korean war veteran who worked with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal.  JL retired from the Bay County Wastewater Treatment Department in 2002.

JL loved to fish and enjoyed gardening often making pepper sauce and pear relish with ingredients from his garden.  He achieved Master Gardner status in Hydroponics from Haney Vo-Tech.  JL was a raconteur and avid reader of books on a variety of subjects.  He was a gentle giant known to tease and play with his grandkids.

JL is survived by his loving wife of 64 and one-half years, Betty Jean (Morris) Johnson; one daughter, Matilda J. Conway and her husband Craig of Panama City; two sons, Jerome L. Johnson of Chattahoochee and Wilbon D. Johnson of Panama City; eight grandchildren, Sheila, Sue, Shelley, Nicole, Kristina, Justin, Celeste and Olivia; eight great grandchildren, Kayla, Amiya, Madeline, Alyssa, Keira, Eli, Reagan, and Riley along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Laura Inez (Thursby) Johnson as well as five brothers and one sister.  JL was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to services Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 1:00 PM till 1:45 PM EST at McAlpin Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM EST with Reverend S. E. Newberry officiating. Interment will be at Sylvania Cemetery in Recovery, Georgia with McAlpin Funeral Home directing.  Military Honors will be presented by American Legion Post 241 in honor of this Veteran.

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