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Williams Funeral Home

Williams Funeral Home

Betty Michelle “Chelle Baby” Peacock

Betty Michelle “Chelle Baby” Peacock age 46 of Cottondale, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at her home. She is a native of Cottondale born on June 21, 1971 to Linda Allen and Bobby Gerald Peacock. Betty is of the Pentecostal faith.

Betty is survived by her mother Linda Allen, 4 sisters Diane Peacock, Judy Abercrombie(Billy), Sabrina Blalock (Shawn), Holly Walker (William Brown), brother Ronnie Peacock, eight nieces and nephews; Celina Crenshaw, Scott & Alicia Prejean, Jeremy Habetz, Corey & Alex Blalock, Devin & Tristan Walker, Savanna Peacock, Courtney Blalock, and Makalah Peacock. Betty is also survived by 12 great nieces and nephews.

Services for Betty will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 20, 2018 at Williams Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until time of service.

  Williams Funeral Home of Graceville, FL will be in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted at

Gerald Glen Pardue

Gerald Glen Pardue age 48 of Bonifay, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home.  Gerald is a native of Monroe, Louisiana born on December 20, 1969. He moved to Bonifay four years ago where he was a member of Bonifay First Assembly of God and was an Electrician.

Gerald is survived by his daughter Erica Pardue of West Monroe, Louisiana, sister Kimberly Barnett of Bonifay, and two grandchildren.

A memorial service for Gerald will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online 

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Martha Ann Thomas Crum

Martha Ann Thomas Crum, 71, left this world for her Heavenly Home on Easter Sunday April 1.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at Williams Funeral Home in Graceville with Reverend Ruby Lawson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Marvin Chapel Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will be receiving visitors at Samantha Angerbrandt’s home at 5492 Martin Street Graceville, Florida through Wednesday.

Affectionately known as Ann, she was born in Montgomery, Alabama on June 8, 1946. She was the daughter of Eddie Lee and Martha Elizabeth Brock Thomas. She was raised in the Campbellton-Graceville community and attended Campbellton School.

She was a loving mother to four daughters and a proud grandmother to 16 grandchildren and many more great grandchildren. She lived in the Graceville community for the majority of her life and worked at several area businesses including M&P Trucking, Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, and Signature HealthCARE of North Florida. She was of Christian faith and had been a past member of Graceville Community Church and Graceville 1st Assembly of God.

She is predeceased by her parents, brother Eddie Thomas, sister Kathy Hysmith, granddaughter Courtney Bright, grandson Justin Ketchum, and son-in-laws Dylan Reed and Larry Gates.

She is survived by her daughters Sherry (Gerald) Whitehead, Lisa (Steve) Ketchum, Beth Reed, and Shannon (David) Evans; sister-in-law Myrl Thomas; uncle Johnny Dillard; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends, and family.

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.

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