Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

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

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Don Howard Flanders

Don Howard Flanders age 69 of Altha, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Jackson Hospital.

Don was born on August 15, 1949 in Marianna, Florida to the late Millard C. and Ruby Armetta Flanders. He was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He enjoyed driving in the country, eating out, playing the harmonica. He also loved playing checkers, fishing, and gardening, but most of all, he loved his mother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Darlene McCroan, and his brother Houston Flanders.

Don is survived by his brother Marlin Flanders (Ruby) of Tampa, FL, sister Gloria Wilson (Daniel) of Altha, and many nieces and nephews.

Services for Don will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the New Shiloh Cemetery in Altha, FL.

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

Justin Cole Glenn

Justin Cole Glenn age 36 of Marianna passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. He was born in Dothan, Alabama on March 27, 1983. Justin was a 2001 graduate of Marianna High School, worked in food service, and was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing sports.

Justin is preceded in death by his mother, LaRhonda Glenn.

He is survived by his father, Steve Glenn of Marianna; daughter, Jadyn Glenn of Marianna; one brother, Jess Glenn (Kristi) of Marianna; aunts, Carol Prentiss (John) of Industry, Maine and Shirley Taylor (Bill) of Tallahassee; nieces, Kennedy and Khloe of Marianna.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, May 8, 2018 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Father David Green officiating.

A time of visitation will follow the celebration of life service.

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

Willie G. Rogers

Willie G. Rogers age 74 of Marianna, passed away on Wednesday, May 01, 2019. He was born in Donalsonville, GA on December 27, 1944. He has spent most of his life in Marianna where he worked as a truckdriver for Jackson County Road Department. Willie enjoyed working on cars, and fishing on Lake Seminole. His great enjoyment in life was being Grandpa.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ecker and Estelle Foran, his brother Garland Keeman.

Willie is survived by his son Scott Rogers, grandchildren Breeanna-Rhede Rogers, and Joshua Elias Rogers,  and Scott’s mother Lucy Rogers Hoelzer. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. 

Memorialization will be cremation.

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


John Deighton Decoubertin Simpson, IV

John Deighton Decoubertin Simpson, IV, passed awy on April 28, 2019 due to complications from pneumonia. The greatest joys of John’s life were his wife Elizabeth Milton Simpson, his daughters Kathryn and Gabrielle, and the Florida Gators.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John “Beau” Deighton Simpson, II, and Margaret Patricia Simpson, and his children John Milton Simpson, Lauren Dominique Simpson, and Mary Margaret “Maggie” Simpson. John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Milton Simpson and his daughters Kathryn Elizabeth Simpson, and Gabrielle Nicole Simpson, his brothers Michael Thomas Simpson (Mary Katherine “Kay” Simpson) and Mark Ferris Simpson, and his bird dog JayBeau. John was born in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 1950. His family moved to Jackson County, Florida in 1956, where John spent the remainder of his life. John was a gifted athlete, lettering in football and basketball at Cottondale High School. He earned his AA from Chipola College, his BA in Economics from the University of Florida, and his JD from Gonzaga University College of Law. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1978. He was an aggressive and successful advocate for his clients. He was particularly proud to defend the rights and freedoms of individuals near and far. John always had a Brittany bird dog by his side. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many days in the field and on the water, especially with his late father. He brought home dove, quail, pheasant, and duck, as well as both fresh and saltwater fish. He explored most of the rivers and creeks in the Florida Panhandle. He pulled off camo in court and always did his crossword puzzle in pen. He was a die-hard Florida Gator fan, who lived in orange and blue. “Its GREAT to be a FLORIDA Gator!”

The family will receive family friends on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

We are the boys from old Florida 


Where the girls are the fairest,

The boys are the squarest

Of any old state down our way

We are all strong for old Florida

Down where the old Gators play

In all kinds of weather

We’ll all stick together

for F-L-O-R-I-D-A

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

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