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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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Deborah Unice “Dee Dee” Pinkard

Mrs. Deborah Unice “Dee Dee” Pinkard, age 58 of Tampa, Florida and formerly of Graceville, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

She was the daughter of Callie Mae Broxton of Graceville, Florida.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Salem AME Church in the Browntown Community in Graceville, Florida, with Reverend Adrian McClendon officiating  and under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

William Henry Harley, Jr.

Mr. William Henry Harley, Jr. (better known as Billy Harley) age 72 of Marianna, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida.

He was the son of the late William H. Harley, Sr. and Sallie Harley.

He is survived by two children: William Henry Harley III (wife, LeKeisha) of Evans, Georgia and Rochelle White of Marianna, Florida; five grandchildren; cousins: Isaac E. Patton, Jr. and Juan Dixon; other relatives and friends.

Public visitation be 3-7 PM, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Christian Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street in Graceville, Florida.

Mr. Harley will lie repose one hour prior to services.

Funeral services will be 11AM, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Saint James AME Church, 2891 Orange Street, Marianna, Florida with the Reverend Ronald D. Mizer, pastor, officiating.

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

Arthres Byrd, Jr.

Mr. Arthres Byrd, Jr., better known-“Jr.”  and “the man that rode the bicycle all around the community” , age 87, of Graceville, FL formerly of Port St. Joe, FL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Graceville.

He was born May 31, 1931 in Caryville, Florida to Tom and Inez Williams-Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Aretha Byrd.

Jr. was a member of New Easter Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Board and the Brotherhood First Sunday Breakfast ministry. He attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in Saint Augustine, Florida.

Jr. was a humble man, he meet or greeted no stranger. He can be seen riding his bike with his safety jacket on, running his route in Graceville visiting various businesses. For example, at the Quikway and other business, he was known for going in making sure the store was neat and in order. When he found it wasn’t, he would precede to sweep the floors, sidewalk and anything he saw needed doing. If you shopped at the Leuenberger’s IGA now Piggly Wiggly, he probably have bagged or helped you carry your grocery to your car. He could be found at noon on Wednesdays, at the Bank of Jackson County eating lunch with the staff. They loved and enjoyed his visits. His other businesses he stopped in daily to make sure everything was running right was Cooks’ Pharmacy, Graceville News, Graceville Physical Therapy, First Florida Federal Bank, Dr. Terry Nichols, People Bank of Graceville and Graceville City Hall, just to name a few. He did his job well wherever it was.

Jr. was a grateful person, when he was hit by a car and his bike destroyed, the Bank of Jackson County purchased him a new improved three-wheeler. It was adorned with a basket so he could carry his groceries, newspapers and other items. It also was equipped with a safety flag to go along with his yellow safety vest. Jr. was seen proudly showing of his new ride, which he rode daily until he was 85 years old.

Jr. was a kind, gracious, generous man with a great sense of humor and a big laugh. He made a huge impact on everyone he met, throughout the Graceville business community.”

He leaves to cherish his memory: his cousins: Sammie and Mable Patterson of Graceville, Florida, Christine Patterson of Crestview, Florida; a niece: Patricia Ann Powell, Leesburg, Florida; the Anderson family; his extended families: Leuenberger’s IGA, Quikway staff, Bank of Jackson County, Peoples Bank of Graceville, Cook’s Pharmacy, Graceville News, Graceville Physical Therapy, Dr. Terry Nichols, Graceville City Hall, First Florida Federal Bank, Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts and Staff, New Easter Missionary Baptist Church Family and the staff and management of Christian Memorial Chapel; along with hundreds of sorrowing friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 4, 2018, 4-7 PM at the funeral home in Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at New Easter Missionary Baptist Church in Graceville, Florida.

Mr.  Byrd will be laid to rest in the Graceville Community Cemetery in Graceville under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

Elder Howard Garland, Jr.

Elder Howard  Garland,  Jr. age 80 of Port Saint Joe, Florida and formerly of Cairo, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday July 27, 2018 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida.

He is survived by his sons: Mitchal Garland (Marjorie) of Killeen, Texas, Anthony Garland (Carolyn) of Tallahassee, Florida, Donnell Garland (Tammi) of Tallahassee, Florida, Drexel Garland (Shabral) of San Angelo, Texas, Billy Charles Martin (Verine) of Crestview, Florida, James Fenn and Tommy Garland both of Port St. Joe, Florida; brothers and sisters: Clyde Garland (Mary) of Orlando, Florida, Kenny Garland (Penny) of Atlanta, Georgia, Darin Garland of Port St. Joe, Florida, Patricia Leslie (Charles) of Miami, Florida, Annette Torres (Carlos) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Debra Garland of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers and sister-in-law: Waymon Bryant of Port St. Joe, Florida, John Bryant (Noy) of Panama City, Florida; great uncle: Frederick Garland (Olivia) of Newark, New Jersey; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, August 3, 2018, 3-7 PM at the funeral home in Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be held Saturday August 4, 2018 at 11:00A.M. EST at The Body Of Christ Jesus Church in Harbor 106 Harbor St, in Port Saint Joe, Florida.

Elder Garland will be laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe and under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

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