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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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Sharonda Faye Howard

Ms. Sharonda Faye Howard, age 48, of Panama City, Florida, formerly of Greenwood, FL went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

She was a native of Bay County, and a public accountant with the Beacon Accounting Firm.

Precious memories will forever linger with her mother:  J. Delores Harrell Likely and stepfather Leroy Likely, Sr. of Evergreen, Alabama; sons: Derrick C. Howard  and wife Ketsia of the United States Army, Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri and  Denzel Howard, Glennville, Georgia; one granddaughter: Kennedy whom she never met but spent precious moments looking at pictures and viewing videos; two stepbrothers: Christopher Likely and wife Tonya, Leroy, Jr. and wife Darlene; one stepsister, Wanda McLaughlin and husband Terry: raised as sisters and brothers: Mandy Harrell, Jimmy Harrell and Johnnie Harrell all of Panama City Florida;  loyal friends: Ann Ganzy, Angela Sims and David Lee Smith; special cousin, sister and best friend, Tabitha Williams, Vero Beach, Florida; other cousins very dear to her: Eric Brelove, McAurthur, Russ, Dudley Tynes, Gary Tynes, the Reverend Vernon Tynes, Flo Jones, and the Reverend Joseph Williams; uncles: Levi Brelove, Malone, Florida, Gary Bell, Vero Beach, Florida; two aunts: Gertrude Wilborn, Tampa, Florida and Mattie Tarver (Willie) Chicago, Illinois; She will be greatly missed by numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Friday, November 23, 2018, in the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, Florida.

A celebration of life will commence at 1 PM, Saturday, November 24, 2018, in the Greater Buckhorn Missionary Baptist Church in Marianna, FL.

She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

Nettie Cotton Hall

Mrs. Nettie Cotton Hall, 75, of Campbellton, Florida went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2018 at the Signature Healthcare of North Florida in Graceville, Florida.

She was a retired Certified Nurse’s Assistant, and widow of Mr. L.C. Hall.

She is survived by her brother, Samuel Faxon, Sr. and his wife Judy of Campbellton, Florida; numerous other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 11AM, Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

Reland Nix

Mrs. Reland Nix, age 81, of Campbellton, Florida went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2018 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.

She leaves to cherish her  precious memories three sons and three daughters: Odell Lane (Edna), Johnny Lane (Debra), Frank Nix, Joan Davis (Eddie), Reta Davis and Tangila Nix; thirteen grandchildren: Odell Lane, Jr., Demetrice Lane, Lakeisha Lane, Johnny Lane, Jr., Crystal Lane, Christian Lane, Eddie Davis, Jr., Matthias Davis, Greg King, Frank Nix, Jr., Felicia Nix, Kimberly Myrick, LaDarius Nix and Mieshia Johnson; one sister: R. Bell Curry; a host of nieces, nephews; one special niece, Bertharine Robinson; one special friend, Martha Keys; other relatives and friends.

The funeral services will take place at 11am, Wednesday, November 7, 2018Holy Neck Missionary Baptist Church, Marianna, Florida  with the Reverend Richard Peterson officiating.

She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel in Graceville, FL.

Lola Bell Clark Russ

Mrs. Lola Bell Clark Russ, a beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Christian Friend.   Mrs. Russ was born on September 18, 1931, in Gordon, Alabama to the late Mr. Jessie James Clark Sr., and Mrs. Louisa (Luizer) Grimes Clark who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Russ was called to her heavenly home on November 2, 2018, in Tampa FL, at the home of her baby daughter, Holly M. Russ, where she was currently residing and being lovingly cared for.  Mrs. Russ was a Devout Christian and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at a very early age.  Mrs. Lola Russ was a loving, caring and giving soul with a highly affectious laugh and smile.   She was God fearing and always kept a prayer and praise in her heart.  Even after being diagnosed with dementia she never forgot how to pray and call on the Lord.  She worked in her community faithfully up until the diagnosis of her dementia and early Alzheimer disease which impeded a lot of her memory activities. This beautiful flower will be remembered for her courage, bravery and strength through those difficult times.  But, especially for her undying love she had for her mother, father, husband, children and grands.

Mrs. Lola was gifted musically and artistically as she loved playing the piano and keyboards.  She spent most of her adult life caring for and protecting her children.  She raised all of her children under the Proverbs 22:6 scripture, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Her work stint was in the restaurant and hotel industry where she worked to help provide for her family.  Mrs. Russ’ most prided career was as a beautician and entrepreneur where she was the proud owner of Russ Beauty Salon in Port St. Joe, FL.  She serviced most of the community with her infamous Press-N-Curl.

Mrs. Lola Russ was highly adored and cherished by the Love of her life and husband of 62 years, Mr. Thadus Russ, Sr. (deceased) and her ten children:  Ronald Jean Clark (deceased), Thadus Anthony Russ, Jr. (deceased), Frederick Bernard Russ (Tressie), Ricky McKenzie Russ (deceased), Stephanie Rena Turner (Eugene), Dorothy Michelle Aiken (Brian), Martin Luther Russ (Rosetta), Denna Evyette Day (Marion), Danna Suzette Pittman (Michael) and Holly Meredith Russ.  Her siblings: Annie P. Taylor (deceased), L. C. Clark (deceased), Jessie James, Jr. (deceased), Rosa Lee Robertson and Mattie Lou Gammon.  She also has her living extended family: Annie Mae Larry (sister-in-law), Curtis Russ (brother-in-law) and Jesse Lee Russ (sister-in-law).  Her grandchildren: Calandra Hammett, Channing Pittman, Martina Russ, Terricka Turner, Quithia Foreman, Daniel Day, Alexis Lamar, Kiara Tharpe and Landon Russ.   Mrs. Lola Russ also leaves to mourn five beautiful great grandchildren who will miss her dearly. 

A memorial service will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at New Bethel Baptist Church at 208 N. Park Avenue in Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Friday, November 9, 2018.

The funeral services will take place at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church at 1935 Jacob Main St., Jacob City, FL 32431, at 1:00 pm CST., Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Mrs. Lola Russ is prepared by Christian Memorial Funeral Home at 5441 Cooper St., Graceville, FL 32440.  The family is leaning on God’s word.  Luke 23:43 “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

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