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Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

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

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Charles Christopher Coulliette

Charles Christopher Coulliette age 45 of Marianna, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019.

He was born on September 8, 1973 in Jackson County to the late Earl Coulliette and Martha Hinson. Charles was a native of Jackson County where he worked as a mechanic. He enjoyed nature, landscaping, and walking. Most of all he loved spending time with his children, and working on vehicles with his son. He also took pride in teaching his children the meaning of love.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charles is survived by his son Christopher Coulliette, daughter Summer Coulliette, step children Dawson Barnes, and Justin Barnes, brothers Ricky Coulliette, and Jesse Coulliette, sisters Liz Shores and Debra. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Services for Charles will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Coullitte Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.

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

Mae Pumphry Bishop

Mae Pumphry Bishop age 78 of Cottondale, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Jackson Hospital. She was born in Marianna to the late Rev. Hershel Monroe and Lucretia Alsobrooks Pumphrey. Mae lived in Montgomery for 33 years where she was member of Forest Park Baptist Church. She moved back to Cottondale in 1993.  Mae enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and working in her yard. She loved visiting her family and friends, and was an Auburn Football and Atlanta Braves fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bobby W. Bishop, brothers Paul Pumphrey, David Pumphrey, Willard Alsobrooks, and sister Verneal Runnels.

Mae is survived by three sons Robert Bishop (Lynn) of Montgomery, Michael Bishop (Donna) of Shreveport, LA, and Russell Bishop of Deatsville AL, brothers Donald Pumphrey of Pensacola, FL, and Doyle Pumphrey of Cario, GA, sisters Norma Ellis of Grand Ridge, and Berta Keene of Mauldin, SC, grandchildren Justin Barr (Nichole) of Shreveport, LA, Myles Bishop of Prattville, AL, Kelsey Bishop of Prattville, AL, Nicole Panaia of Shreveport, LA, great grandchildren Abby Gale Barr, and Adalynn Bishop. She is also survived a host of nieces, nephews, and special friend Kathy Blasi of Marianna, FL.

A Celebration of Life Service for Mae will be held at 1:00 PM in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home on Saturday, April 27, 2019 with Rev. Dallas Ellis officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until time of service.

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

Donald "Don" Edward Ostrander

Donald “Don” Edward  Ostrander, 89, of Marianna, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Dothan, AL. Don was born in Florala, AL to the late Albert “Dutch” and Grace Ostrander and has lived in Marianna most of his life.

He was a veteran serving in the Marines during the Korean War,  and retired from being a master tile/carpet floorman. Later Don worked several years as a carrier for the Jackson County Floridan. He loved his family and also enjoyed fishing and dove hunting. Don was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Peggy Sue Ostrander Quinton,  brothers David Ostrander, Howard Ostrander, Guy Ostrander, and Lester Ostrander, sisters Ida Coleman, Murray Bowland, and Dorothy Dudley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Dora Ostrander, son Berry (Lisa) Ostrander, step-granddaughter Crystal White, five step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Don will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Cook officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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

Donna Jean Blackketter McCrea

Donna Jean Blackketter McCrea at 89 years was received up into glory to be with The Lord Jesus on Sunday morning, March 31st, 2019 at approximately 3:15 A.M. CST. Donna McCrea was born on August 25th, 1929 in Bradenton, Florida to Donald Leper and Hattie Lee Henley Blackketter. She grew up in Clanton, Alabama. She loved to tell of her experiences as a girl being in her Daddy’s Yellow Front Store that he managed. She grew up into a beautiful young woman and attended Florida State University where she successfully graduated with a degree in music. While at FSU she had the starring lead in the first opera ever performed at FSU. There she met the love of her life Henry Vaughan McCrea and after she had begun teaching music for her first year in her career Henry and Donna were united in Holy covenant marriage that they abided in as one flesh their entire life. Donna being the most gracious and kind and loving mother and wife and never saying a harsh word to anyone all her life and always having the most beautiful smile on her face. She was most gracious in life and in her passing, which was in her home that she loved. Donna gave birth to four children, Vaughan, Benjamin, Jeanie, and Donna Lynn. Donna Lynn was the most special as she went to heaven after only six months of age. Surely Mama has seen Donna Lynn now. As a family, Henry, Donna, and their three children moved to Marianna, Florida in 1963 and in 1967 they moved into their special home which they cherished and raised their family in and lived in the rest of their lives. A book could be written about the memories and how special and loving Donna cared for and cherished her family. Donna spent most of her long career as an elementary school music teacher at Riverside Elementary in Marianna touching the lives of hundreds of students in her special way that only she could do. She is remembered so fondly by her students even today. Music was her destiny and calling which she fulfilled wonderfully ministering to the church through countless solo’s she sang with her beautiful voice and in the choir as a lifelong member of The First United Methodist Church in Marianna. Donna loved being with her family and caring for them and providing every need that she could. It was never about her. Henry and Donna traveled the world together. Donna instilled in her children love, kindness, respect, integrity, honesty, character, and much more and was the example of these things. Donna most of all loved her husband and children and would do most anything for them and those who came into her wonderful loving presence. Much more could be written about her life. Celebration of Life services for Donna McCrea will be held on Sunday April 7th, 2019 at The First United Methodist Church in Marianna, Florida. Visitation for family and friends and all will begin at 2:30 RM. CST and the funeral service will begin at 4:00 P.M. CST. All are welcome to be there and celebrate her life. Mama is greatly missed but we will see her again. She is dancing in The Light. Amen

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