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Orleavy Morris

Mrs. Orleavy Morris of Greenwood, Florida transitioned from life temporal to life eternal Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Florida. 

She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood, Florida.

Funeral services for Mrs. Orleavy Morris will be held Saturday, February 02, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, located 3996 Wintergreen Road, Greenwood, FL 32443 where the Reverend L.V. Farmer is the pastor. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Vann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Morris will lie in repose at the church from 1:00 P.M. until time for the funeral service.

The viewing will be held Friday, February 01, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, located 3996 Wintergreen Road Greenwood, FL 32443.

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

One Daughter: Retha F. Bennefield of Greenwood, FL

One Son: Charles C. Scott of Marietta, GA

Two Brothers: John Henry Long (Barbara) of Donalsonville, GA and A. B. Long (Sheffie) of Orlando, FL

One Sister: Ollie B. Bell of Greenwood, FL

One Granddaughter: Letha Godwin (Fredrick) of Brandon, FL

One Great Grandson: Rodrick Godwin of Brandon, FL

One Brother-in-Law: Grover C. Vann, Jr. of Greenwood, Florida 

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

Mary Russ Anderson

Mrs. Mary Russ Anderson, of St. Petersburg, Florida, transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Friday, January 18, 2019, in Suncoast Hospice Mid Pinellas Woodside in Pinellas Park, Florida.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Russ Anderson will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 11 A.M. at Snowhill African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 5695 Snowhill Road, Malone, Florida 32445.  

Interment will be in the Snowhill Cemetery in Malone, Florida.

Vann Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The viewing will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M at Vann Funeral Home.

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

 Five Sons: McAurthur Russ (Latunya) of Malone, FL; Gregory Anderson, James Anderson (Lashon), Tony Anderson all of St. Petersburg, FL and David Anderson (Tammy) of Sarasota, FL

Three Daughters: Sheila Hayes (Marcellus) of Palm Coast, FL; Barbara Anderson of Dothan, AL and Maxine Black (Robert) of St. Petersburg, FL

Eighteen Grandchildren

Thirteen Great-Grandchildren

Four Sisters: Shirley Russ, Linda Miley (O.B.), Dorothy Newton all of Malone, FL and Emma Russ of Panama City, FL

Three Brothers: Arthur Russ, Levi Brelove both of Malone, FL and Wallace Russ of Marianna, FL  

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

Billy Ray Ivory

Mr. Billy Ray Ivory of Blountstown, Florida transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. 

Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 AT 1:00 PM CST from the sanctuary of the Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown, Florida where the Reverend Dr. C.L. Wilson is the pastor/teacher. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Blountstown, Florida. Vann Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Ivory will lie in state at the church from 12:00 Noon until time for the service. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown, Florida 32424 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST.

Ray leaves a lifetime of love and precious memories to be cherished by his loving family: sons: Domenique (Yaminah) of Blountstown, FL, Andre (Meagan) of Bristol, FL, Arsenio (Casey) from Panama City, FL, and Malcolm Ivory of Chipley, FL, sisters:  Edwina Ivory of Blountstown, FL, Ruth Ivory of Tallahassee, FL, and Unita Ivory-Bush of Jacksonville, FL; brother: James Ivory (Kristen) of Blountstown, FL; granddaughter: Karenda Ivory of Blountstown, FL and grandson: Avan Ivory of Panama City, FL., along with special friends: Linda Williams, Amos Speights, Frankie Mosley and Kenneth Mosley, and a host of brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

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