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Vann Funeral Home

Vann Funeral Home

4265 Saint Andrews Street Marianna, FL 32448  (850) 482-3300

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Stevie A. Smith

Mr. Stevie A. Smith, of Greenwood, FL transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Thursday, May 18, 2018 in Jackson Hospital.

He was a former employee of Alltell/Verizon.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Minister Joshua Williams, Minister Genoa Williams, Rev. Willie Barkley and Rev. L.V. Farmer, Pastor Officiating.

Interment will be Gethsamane Church Cemetery.

Vann Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.

The viewing will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Vann Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith will lie in repose at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time for the service.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories a loving and devoted family:

Parents: Rebecca Williams (Charles) of Greenwood, FL

Devoted Brother and Caregiver: Bruce Smith of Tallahassee, FL; Brother: Daniel Smith (Wendy) of Houston, TX

Sisters: Gwendolyn Smith (Anthony) of Marianna, FL and Nora Smith of Grand Ridge, FL

A Special Cousin he loved as a Sister: Sherry Smith (Lee) of Bascom, FL

Aunts: Delorise Johnson of Bascom, FL; Cynthia Garrett (Elmore), Sandra Tiggs (Jimmy), Dorothy Williams, all of Greenwood, FL; Ammie Williams (Horace) of Marianna, FL; Elnora Rashad (Arif) of Dothan, AL; Catherine Jackson (Minister Joseph Jackson) and Josephine Smith, both of Sneads, FL; Martha Boyd of Chattahoochee, FL

Uncles: Norman Williams Jr., of Bascom, FL and Benjamin Smith Jr (Luddie) of Sneads, FL

Special Niece: Kaishauna Smith (Jimmy) of Marianna, FL

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends

Rubie Yon Davis Jones

Mrs. Rubie Yon Davis Jones, age 101, of Blountstown, FL, transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Tuesday, May 2, 2018, in Newport Va.

She was known as “Big Mama”, “Aunt Doll Baby”, “Ru”, and “Sis” by her family and friends in Calhoun County she was a die-hard fisherman of Blountstown that lived in Graves Creek Community.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, Blountstown, FL with Rev. C.L. Wilson Pastor.

Interment will be in the Graves Creek Cemetery, Blountstown, FL

The viewing will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Mrs. Jones will lie in repose at the church from 11:00 A.M. until time for the service.

She live to cherish her precious memories, a loving and devoted family: One granddaughter: Myra Corbin (Cleveland)

Two grandsons: James Thomas Jr. (Deanna), Bruce Green (Lillie “Diane”)

Five great grandchildren: Janiya Ruby Thomas, Kwani Woods (Keith), Charina Marlowe (Leo), Nicholas Green, and Ryan Green

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, acquaintances and dear friends

Bertharine Sims Sikes

Deaconess Bertharine Sims Sikes of Marianna, FL, transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a member of New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Robert Wooden Officiating.

Interment will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery.

Vann Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.

The viewing will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at

Vann Funeral Home.

Deaconess Sikes will lie in repose at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time for the service.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a loving and devoted family:

Son: Clarence Sikes (Algean) of Tallahassee, FL

Three Daughters: Andrea Sikes Mikeil of Tallahassee, FL; LaRhonda Barnes (James) of Marianna, FL; Eva Miller of Clearwater, FL Sister: Frances Wooden (Frank) of Tampa, FL

Five Grandchildren: Ratoya Cobb (Gary) of Ocoee, FL; Darius Barnes of Doraville, GA; Desmond and DeJuan Barnes, both of Marianna, FL; Royal Miller (Yvette) of T rinity, FL

Three Great Grandchildren: Ava Barnes, Raegan Cobb and Ashley Miller and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends

Bessie Swails Gatlin

Mrs. Bessie Swails Gatlin of Blountstown, FL transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the River Valley Rehabilitation Center in Blountstown, FL.

She was a member of the St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church with 16345 SE River St Blountstown, FL with Rev. Dr. C.L. Wilson, Pastor and Minister Michael Roland, Eulogist.

Interment will be in the Magnolia Cemetery.

Vann Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.

The viewing will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Vann Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gatlin will lie in repose at the church from 11:00 A.M. until time for the service. 

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a loving and devoted family:

Loving Husband: Willie James Gatlin, of Blountstown, FL

Five Daughters: Lucille Gatlin, Christell Jackson, Cathy Bess (Henry) and Linda Baker (Larry), all of Blountstown, FL; Marilyn Roland (Maurice) of Pensacola, FL

Son: Franky Gatlin (Jeanette) of Pensacola, FL

Sister: Thelma Canty (Clifford) of Tampa, FL

A Granddaughter she raised as her own: Pat Gatlin of Blountstown, FL

25 Grandchildren, 45 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great, Great Grandchildren

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends

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