Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, Florida  32446  (850) 526-5059

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Dennis James Barfield Sr.

Angels accompanied Dennis James Barfield Sr., of Marianna, FL., on Monday June 10, 2019 at the age of 80 to the arms of Jesus our Lord and Savior.  He was a native of Cottondale, FL. and a longtime resident of the Rocky Creek community and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.  

Dennis will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He enjoyed spending time fishing with his grandchildren, David, Eldon, and Jaymi and his favorite was playing cowboys with his grandson, Connor.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia; son Dennis James (Jimmy) Barfield Jr. and wife Lisa; daughters Dottie Holt and husband Larry, Belinda Talley, Denise Gay and husband “Chops”, Pamela Simmons, Carol Dawson and husband Ben, Anne Pierce, and Dawn Williams.  He is also survived by 4 sisters: Ezella Creamer and husband Early, Essie Lee Barnes, Margaret Russell and husband Delmer, Terri Huggins; 5 brothers: Ephrom Barfield and wife Cynthia, Bobby Barfield, Buddy Barfield and wife Joyce, Tony Barfield, Tommy Barfield and wife Brenda.

He was preceded in death by both parents; sisters Ethel Plotke and Judy Horton; bothers Eugean Barfield and Vernon Barfield.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday June 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Marianna, FL.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted on line at

John Milton Pittman, Sr.

John Milton Pittman, Sr. age 79, passed away peacefully at his residence on June 9, 2019. He was born on July 8, 1939 in the Lovedale-Two Egg Community, FL to Luther and Ettie Ree Pittman. He was married to the love of his life for 49 years, Jessie Jo Basford, who preceded him in death in 2012. He was a native of the Lovedale-Two Egg Community. During his life, Milton was known as a tireless worker, wonderful father and husband, and civic servant. He was a farmer for over forty years, growing row crops and livestock in Jackson County. He was also elected to serve as Jackson County Commissioner, District 5, for three terms and the Jackson County School Board for one term. He served on the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce board and as the chairman of the Florida Utility Financing Commission board. Along with serving his community, he looked after the needs of the agriculture industry by serving in various roles and capacities. He was initially elected as a director on the JCCA board in 1979 and served as president of the organization for two years. In 1978, Gov. Rubin Askew appointed Pittman, Woodrow Glenn, and Gerald Mason to serve as trustees for the Jackson County Agriculture Center on U.S. Highway 90 just west of Marianna. That same year, he was elected to the Georgia, Florida, Alabama Peanut Producers board, serving in that role for 28 years, including a four-year term as president. In 1993, Pittman was elected to the county Farm Service Agency Committee and served as chairman for three years. He also served on the board of the Jackson County Farm Bureau. Milton was an active member of his church, Lovedale Baptist, where he served as a deacon for many years. He loved to fish and was a member of the Iamonia Lake Fishing Club. He also loved to cook. He served many meals, particularly boiled peanuts, to his church, community members, the Jackson County Gator Booster Club, family, and friends over the years. Milton was admired by many and his contributions and service to Jackson County will last forever.

 Survivors include daughter, Angela Elizabeth Pittman; sons John Milton Pittman, Jr. and wife, Olesa, and Jeffery Claude Pittman, Sr. and wife, Ginger; three grandchildren, Jeffery Claude Pittman, Jr. and wife, Abby, Mary Katherine Pittman, and Wilton Pittman; and one great-grandchild, Jeffery Claude Pittman, III; sisters, Luree Hudson, and husband, Charles Hudson, and Elizabeth Braxton, and late husband, Paul Braxton; niece, Anna Hudson, and nephews, Chuck Hudson, and wife, Tamara, the late Ernie Braxton, and Zach Braxton. 

Funeral services will be held at Lovedale Baptist Church on June 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Steve Canada officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home Directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Contributions can be made to Lovedale Baptist Church Building Fund, 6595 Lovedale Road, Bascom, FL 32423 or Covenant Hospice of NW Florida, 4215 Kelson Ave. Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446. 

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at  Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jane Bush Sangaree

Jane Bush Sangaree died on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at Jackson Hospital. She was born in Marianna on March 29, 1933 and graduated from Marianna High School in 1950. She attended Florida State University and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She married Charles Victor Sangaree on June 14, 1952 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where she was the longest living member. First and foremost she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother affectionately known as “Great” by her great grandchildren. She was a member of the Marianna Duplicate Bridge Club.

 She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and George Daniel Bush, Jr. and her husband of 65 years Charles Victor Sangaree. 

Jane is survived by her daughter Georganne Sangaree Sherrel and husband Dr. Joseph T. Sherrel, two grandsons Dr. Victor Thomas Sherrel and wife Sarah Kathryn of Pensacola, William Brooks Sherrel and wife Amber of St. Simmons, GA., one great grandson Owen Thomas Sherrel, and one great granddaughter Caroline Elizabeth Sherrel. She is also survived by her niece Jan Sangaree, nephew Steven Sangaree and wife Jeanie, and her cousin Tina Maura. 

Services will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the Parish Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Marianna with a reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jackson Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice.  Marianna Chapel Funeral Home of Marianna directing.

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at

Jana Goodson Baggett

Jana Goodson Baggett age 41 of Marianna, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Jackson Hospital. She was a native of Marianna, born on November 9, 1977 to James H. and Nina M. Goodson. She worked at All 2 Gether Hair Salon where she enjoyed styling hair and loving on her clients. Jana never met a stranger, and lived to be with her family and friends. 

Jana is survived by her parents James and Nina Goodson, her daughter Abbi Rushing of Marianna, son Sam Baggett of Marianna, sisters Wendy Cooper and husband Thomas of Austin, Texas, Lori Harris and husband Louy of Marianna, nieces Haleigh and Hilary Cooper of Austin, Texas. Jana is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A celebration of life service for Jana will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, May 31, 2019 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Libby’s Light Shines, Inc., P.O. Box 10557, Dothan, Alabama 36304.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at


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