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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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Laurita Anderson Waters

Mrs. Laurita Anderson Waters, 58, of Graceville, FL went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 20, 2018 at her brothers’ residence in Gainesville, Florida.

She was a native of Graceville and a member of Northview Christian Church of Dothan. She was 1978 of graduate of Graceville High School and Troy University at Dothan. She was employed with the Houston County Board of Education as an Academic Instructor.

Laurita was born January 17, 1960 in Dothan, Alabama to the late Tommy and Dorothy Frederick Anderson.

Laurita is survived by her son, Ryan Waters of Orlando, Florida; brother and sister-in-law:  Charlie Neal Anderson (Wanda) of Gainesville, Florida; nieces and nephews: Candace Payne (Stephen) of Montgomery, Alabama, April Kimble of Atlanta, Georgia, Courtney Kimble-Green (Kyle) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Thomas Charles Anderson, Camille Anderson and Brianna Anderson all of Gainesville, Florida; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and special friends. 

Funeral services were held at 11AM, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Northview Christian Church, 233 Bic Road, Dothan, AL.

Laurita was laid to rest in the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Dothan under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville.

Albert Lee “Cowboy” Capehart

Mr. Albert Lee “Cowboy” Capehart, 66, of Graceville, FL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

“Cowboy” was a lover of horses and mankind. Everyone is meet was greeted with his infectious smile, one couldn’t help but return the same.

“Cowboy” leaves to cherish his galloping memories with his daughter: Danielle Snell Parker (Patrick); grandchildren: Desiny Snell and Kazani Snell all of Dothan, Alabama; siblings: Estoria Slack (Carey) of Graceville, Florida, Mae Ford (Solomon) of Tallahassee, Florida, Lee Capehart (Yvonne) of Pensacola, Florida, Ulysses Jr. Capehart (Katie) of Graceville, Florida, Elmore Capehart and Landrew Capehart (Beverly) all of  Dothan, Alabama; aunts: Mary Waddell, Metterean Robinson of Graceville, Florida and Janie Capehart of Saint Petersburg, Florida; special friend: J.R. Miles (Sharon) of Graceville, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends, 6-7 PM, Thursday, August 23, 2018 in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel in Graceville.

 Funeral services will be 11 AM, Friday, August 24, 2018, at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, Highway 2, in Graceville, Florida with Elder James M. Bighem, pastor/teacher, officiating. 

“Cowboy” will be laid to rest in the Holy Neck Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Marianna, FL under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville.

Leilani Schantèl Valle

Ms. Leilani Schantèl Valle, age 28, of Marianna, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Leilani is survived by her daughter, JàNiya N. Holmes of Marianna, Florida; her parents: Cassonya S. Valle, Marianna, Florida and Thomas Charles Haupu Valle, Maui, Hawaii; maternal grandparents: Charles and Jean Forrest, Marianna, Florida; paternal grandparents: Earnest and Wanda Valle, Las Vegas, Nevada; aunts and uncles: Charlene Barnes, Marianna, Florida, Kimberly Lewis (Doug) Sneads, Florida, Bridget Star, Marianna, Florida, Sharon Valle,  Honolulu, Hawaii, Terri Valle-Quichocho (Greg), Las Vegas, Nevada, Kris Kim (Marc), Wailuku, Hawaii, Cynthia Forrest Albert, Panama City, Florida, Washington Williams, Marianna, Florida, Christopher Forrest (April) Marianna, Florida, Rudy Valle (Olepa), Kailua Kana, Hawaii and Anthony Valle (Sonia) Wailuku, Hawaii; numerous other relatives and friends.

She was employed at Sunland Center at Marianna and Signature Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Marianna, FL as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

She was a member of Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Marianna, FL.

Public visitation will be 4-7 PM, Friday, August 24, 2018 at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Saturday, August 25, 2018 Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church, with the Reverend Riley Henderson, pastor.

Leilani was laid to rest in the Orange Hill Cemetery in Marianna, FL under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville.

Alberta Smith

Ms. Alberta Smith, age 48, of Dothan, AL formerly of  Cottonwood, AL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in  Dothan, Alabama.

She is survived by her children: Kimberly Smith of Dothan and Gregory Smith of Seattle, Washington; her mother, Helen Rhynes Bostick of Cottonwood, Alabama; four grandchildren: Jayden Cox, Kevin Smith, Ariyonna Smith and Lilah Smith; a brother, Minister Kenneth Richardson of Cottonwood, Alabama; numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, August 17, 2018, 3-7 PM, in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

A life celebration will commence at 11 AM, Saturday, August 18 2018 in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel (the funeral home), 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.  She will be laid to rest in the Saint John AME Cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

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