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Williams Funeral Home

Williams Funeral Home

Mildred M. Bruner

Mildred M. Bruner age 95 of Graceville passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018. She was born on February 13, 1923 to the late John Arch and Maude Sweat Mitchell. Mildred was a lifelong resident of Graceville and a member of Galilee United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a hard worker.

 Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel “Scud” Z. Bruner; one infant son and son, James Bruner; great-granddaughter, Kenley Rae Bruner; one brother, Robert Mitchell; two sisters, Helen Ivey and Ruby Nell Mitchell. 

Mildred is survived by her children, Joe Bruner and Carolyn Powell (Fred); daughter n law, Kathy Bruner and sister n law, Mary Lee Mitchell. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in the Galilee United Methodist Church in Graceville with Rev. Dallas Pettis and Pat Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

 Williams Funeral Home of Graceville is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.williamsfhs.com

Margaret “Margie” Agnes Sims

Margaret “Margie” Agnes Sims age 86 of Graceville passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her home. She was born in Rhode Island on October 29, 1931. Margie has lived in Graceville for the past 66 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Graceville. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and watching Little League Baseball.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents; James E. Spelman and Gladys Carter Spelman; husband, Jim Sims Sr. and son Jim Sims Jr. She is survived by her sons; David Sims, Charles Sims (Twila) and Steve Sims (Donna); daughters, LuAnne Arnold (Ricardo Melendez) and Dianna Garcia (Daniel); grandchildren, Greg Arnold (Terre(, Kevin Arnold (Georgia), Derrick Arnold (Amy), Colby Sims, Darah Tisdale (Justin), Brandon Ducker, and Justin Ducker (Tiffany); great Grandchildren, Chase Arnold (Dara), Andrea Arnold, Brantley Arnold, Emma Kate Arnold, Wiley Beachamp (Meghan), Jon Beachamp (Kendra), Alexis Ducker, Alivia Ducker, Zane Ducker, and Della O’Brian; great-great grandchildren, Fenton Beachamp, Annabella Beachamp, and Bristol Beachamp. 

Funeral services for Margie will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the Williams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 in the Williams Funeral Home.

Williams Funeral Home of Graceville are in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.williamsfhs.com

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 www.williamsfhs.com. 

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 www.williamsfhs.com

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