McAlpin Funeral Home (Formerly Lanier-Andler)
8261 U.S. 90 Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-9900
Victoria Fernandez Tyus, a resident of Sneads, FL for more than 57 years, was born October 25, 1942 in Tampa, Florida and went to be with her Lord on February 23, 2019 in Marianna, Florida, surrounded by her loving family. She retired as a UTRS from Florida State Hospital with 36 years of faithful service to the State of Florida. Victoria was a remarkable woman; her children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. The legacy of Victoria’s kind spirit, passion for sports and zest of life will live on through them. She was an avid Florida State and Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan and loved to play BINGO. Victoria never missed an opportunity to spend precious time with her family. She enjoyed life and was always there to brighten the lives of others. Victoria will be missed deeply, but never forgotten.
Victoria is survived by two daughters, Martha Tyus of Sneads, FL and Mary Ann Cleveland (Danny) of Tennessee; two sons, Daryl Tyus of Marianna, FL and Mike Tyus of Sneads, FL; six grandchildren, Treya, Austin, Trever, Kyle, Dylan, and Ashley; three great grandchildren, Mariyah, Kayla, and Paxton as well as her faithful canine friend and protector “Sadie”.
Victoria was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Dena Fernandez; her husband of 34 years, A.J. Tyus; a son, Jeffery Tyus and two sisters, Diana Latorie and Lily Fernandez.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST with Rev. John Barfoot officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM CST.
Interment will be at Dykes Cemetery in Sneads, FL.
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, 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, 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.