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Pittman Christian Memorial Chapel

Pittman Christian Memorial Chapel

5441 Cooper Street Graceville, Florida 32440 (850) 263-6834

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Frances S. Holley

Frances S. Holley of Dublin, GA, formerly of Marianna, FL, passed away on January 15, 2019.  She was 88.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Marianna, FL with Dr. Nathan Attwood officiating.  A committal service will follow at Travelers Rest Cemetery in Samson, AL at 2:30 p.m.  The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7thFloor, New York, NY 10001.

Mrs. Holley was born in Lasca, AL on April 16, 1930, to the late James Wesley Smith, Sr. and Minnie Bertha Beck Smith.  She was a longtime member of the Marianna First United Methodist Church.  She graduated from Huntingdon College and retired from the Geneva City School System where she was an elementary teacher during the 1950s and ‘60s.  Mrs. Holley later taught school in Marianna, FL during the ‘60s and early ‘70s.  She then owned and operated A-1 Liquor Store for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Davidson Holley; four brothers, James Wesley Smith, Jr., Dalton Smith, Evie Winston Smith, and Kenneth Smith; and a sister, Bernice Smith.

She is survived by a sister, Carolyn Hanks of Oklahoma City, OK; half-brother, Wayne Smith of Hattiesburg, MS; half-sister, Dyanne Steele of Selma, AL; a special nephew, Jeffrey Smith of Dublin, GA; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Rickey Evans

Mr. Rickey Evans, age 56, of Campbellton, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Mr.  Evans was born on December 7, 1962 to Henry L. Evans and the late Alice Green Wells in Marianna, Florida. 

Rickey served in the United States Army and later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. Then he moved to Panama City, Florida, and began to drive trucks until his health began to fail. He accepted Christ later in life and became a member of Holy Neck Missionary Baptist Church.

Rickey is survived by his father, Henry L. Evans of Hillside, New Jersey; a sister: Valerie Pelt of Campbellton, Florida; two brothers: Rasean Evans and Shakiem Evans of Hillside, New Jersey; aunts: R. Bell Curry of Graceville, Florida and Reba Leaks of Farmingdale, New Jersey; uncles: Lewis Balcom, Jr., and Herman Evans both of New Jersey; his devoted cousins/caregivers: Johnny (Debra) Lane and Joan Davis; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 3-7 PM, Friday, January 18, 2019 in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, Florida.

A celebration of life will commence 2 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Holy Neck Missionary Baptist Church, Marianna, FL.

He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery with military honors, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

Millard Eugene Hightower

Mr. Millard Eugene Hightower, age 87, of Marianna FL formerly of Caryville, FL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 8, 2019 in Marianna, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Blume and Maggie Lee Johnson Hightower.

He is survived by his sister, Leola Baker of Marianna, FL; his special caregiver and nephew, Eric Wendell Hayes of Marianna, FL; special niece, Lucinda Baker; a great niece, Cliff Reynolds. aka Monica Ming; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4-7 PM at M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street in Graceville, FL.

A celebration of life will commence at 11:00 AM January 19, 2019, in the  M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street in Graceville, FL with Elder Robert L. Copeland officiating.

James E. Martin

Mr. James E. Martin, aka James E. Ward, age 59, of Panama City, FL formerly of Port St. Joe, FL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Panama City, FL.

James was born on October 4, 1959 to Martha E. Ward Freeman and Lawrence Martin, Sr. in Port St Joe, Florida.

James attended school at Washington Elementary School and Port St Joe High where he graduated in 1977. James served in the US Navy for 11 years. James lived and worked in Panama City Florida. 

James survivor includes a daughter, Charron Addison of Tallahassee Florida; his sibling: Yolanda Pittman, Cathy Williams (Clifford), Darrell Ward, Elder Arion Nick Ward (Debbie), Dexter Baxter, Annette Davenport, Lawrence Martin, Jr, Carl Martin, Paul Wright, Melvin Martin, Eunice Martin, Dennis Martin Rusty Martin, LaShunda Martin, Audrey Lowery (Robert III), Sharon Freeman, Montez Freeman, Valeria Freeman, Larry Freeman (Sylvia), Debra Freeman, Brenda Garland (Kenneth), Alvin Freeman and Calvin Freeman (Erica); stepfather Arthur Freeman; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (EST) at The Body of Christ Jesus Church in Port St. Joe, FL.

A celebration of life will commence at 1:00 PM (EST) from The Body of Christ Jesus Church, 106 Harbor Street in Port St. Joe, FL.

He will be laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

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