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Williams Funeral Home

Williams Funeral Home

Sara Melba Stokes Bryan

Sara Melba Stokes Bryan, age 88 of Graceville, FL passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017. 

She was born in Holmes County, Florida on March 5, 1928 to Henry Grady & Ruby McIntosh Stokes. Melba was a 1947 graduate of Graceville High School. In 1947 she was a member of the first class at Chipola Junior College and attended Troy State College graduating in 1954 with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. She started her teaching career in 1954. She taught at Poplar Springs High School from 1954 to 1957 and Bethlehem High School from 1958 to 1960. Melba returned to Poplar Springs High School in 1960 and continued until 1964. In 1964 she transferred to Graceville High School where she taught fifth grade until her retirement in 1983.

She had been a member of The First Baptist Church of Graceville for over 75 years. Melba was a member of the West Jackson County Retired Educators, the American Legion Auxiliary Post #42, a charter member of the Graceville Lioness Club, and a charter member of the Graceville Historical Society. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, going to the mountains, going to St. George Island, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Nelle and Harry Landrum, and one brother Charles Stokes.

Melba is survived by her husband of 62 years Aubry Lawrence Bryan of Graceville, FL, daughter Jennifer Patricia Bryan of Graceville, FL, son Kenneth Lawrence Bryan (Penny) of Alford, FL, daughter-in-law Jamie Sullivan Bryan of Graceville, FL, grandchildren Savanna Faye Lane (Jay) of Chipley, FL, Sara Abigail Bryan of Graceville, FL, Kaylyn & Sydney Hagan of Alford, FL, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong family and friends. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Steve Davis, Campbellton-Graceville Hospital and Covenant Care (Hospice) and staff for the wonderful loving care that they gave our loved one.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Graceville, FL. Funeral service will be following visitation with Pastor Tim Folds officiating. Interment will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be mad to the Children Ministry of The First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 565, Graceville, Florida 32440 or Covenant Care (Hospice), 4215 Kelson Avenue, Marianna, Florida 32446.

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online 

Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Ann Ivey

Barbara Ann Ivey age 80 of Graceville passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. She was born in Meriwether County Georgia on January 25, 1937 to the late Willie Garner and Nellie Mae Clark Garner. Barbara enjoyed attending services at New Home Baptist Church. She also enjoyed reading. Barbara loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; husband Morris Ivey and sister, Sarah Lassor. She is survived by her children, Venita Culbreth and husband Freddie of Graceville, Shaun Ivey of Graceville, Dewayne Ivey and wife Dean of Graceville, Donna Hatcher and husband Coleman of Dothan; grandchildren, Jamie Bass (Michael), Terrell Culbreth (Kacie), Neil Culbreth (Tracey), Brent Spears, Shannon Tonelli, Eric Ivey (Amber); ten great- grandchildren, one sister Willette Brand, and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in the Williams Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Galilee United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family will be accepting flowers. Williams Funeral home is in charge of all arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy can be made at

Priscilla Gibbs Walker

Priscilla Gibbs Walker age 85 of Dothan, AL passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Signature Healthcare of North Florida in Graceville, FL.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Willacoochee City Cemetery in Willacoochee, Georgia at 10:00 a.m. central standard time.

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maria C. Taylor

Maria C. Taylor age 54, formerly of Key West, FL passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Graceville, FL.

 Memorialization will be by cremation.

Williams Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

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