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Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

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

Website URL: http://www.mariannachapelfh.com/

Charles Leroy Stone

Charles Leroy Stone age 63 of Marianna passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at his residence.

He was of the Baptist faith and had lived in Marianna most of his life. Charles was an amazing father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed.  He was an avid FSU fan.

His parents Ottis B. and Josephine Stone preceded him in death as well as his sister Naomi “Tudy” Collins and brother-in-law Dean Sheppard.

Survivors include his son Christopher Stone (Patricia) of Chipley, daughter Stephanie Jones (John) of Bascom, the mother of his children Lauria Messner of Grand Ridge, sisters; Caroline Stone of Marianna, Patricia Sheppard of Ohio, Tressa Carpenter of Marianna, grandchildren; Jacob Stone, Jane Rose Stone, Gabriel Jones, Preston Jones and Madison Jones, four nephews and one niece.

A celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10 am in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. The family has requested that FSU colors be worn to honor his favorite team.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Elizabeth Davis

Ruth Elizabeth Davis, age 79, of Marianna, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Southeast Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama.  She was born on April 16, 1939 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Ruth’s pastimes were reading, doing yard work, painting and most especially spending time with her husband. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Thomas Gatch and Ruth Elizabeth Lightle; and her husband Francis Gary Davis, Sr.

She is survived by her daughter Frances Gay Jenkins (Art) of Waynesboro, Georgia; sons David Thomas Davis (Chris Smock) of Sardis, Mississippi and Francis Davis, Jr. (Helen) of Marianna, Florida; sister Carolyn Daisy Mullis (Wallace T.) of Orange Beach, Alabama; six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Comerford Pelt Cemetery in Marianna immediately following the service. A time of visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the service. 

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

LeRoy Stephens

LeRoy Stephens age 77 of Marianna passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. He was born on December 28, 1940 in McPherson, Kansas to the late Henry and Martha Stephens. LeRoy moved to Marianna in 1981, he owned and operated Stephens Machine Shop in Marianna.  He enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing, and working at his shop. LeRoy loved eating breakfast with his friends every morning at Hardee’s.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dale Stephens and one sister, Virginia Stahly. LeRoy is survived by his children, Craig Stephens and wife Kathy of Queen Creek, Arizona and Sandy Stephens Abell and husband David of Louisville, Kentucky; two sisters, Thelma Holloway of Ottawa, Kansas and Edna Faye Spangler of Hayward, California. LeRoy is also survived by grandchildren, Jessica, David, Adam, Stephanie, Brady, Aaron, and one great-grandchild, Alyssa.

A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

Mildred McCroan Ditty

Mildred McCroan Ditty, age 81, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Mildred was born October 25, 1936 in Altha, FL to the late Troy and Annie (Neel) McCroan. In addition to her parents, Mildred is predeceased by her brother and four sisters.  She worked briefly at Florida State Hospital where she met the love of her life, Thomas Ditty.  They were married a mere three months later, beginning a marriage of 61 years and 7 months. 

Mildred and Thomas soon bought a small farm in his hometown of Bascom, dedicated their lives to farming and began a family.  Mildred was an integral part of the farm by serving as the business manager and working hard by Thomas’ side, whatever the job. She was also a talented seamstress, taking in sewing for others during the early years to earn additional income.  Working together, their farm successfully grew until their retirement.  She enjoyed hunting and fishing, taking trips with their RV club, participating in church activities and keeping watch over their cows.

Mrs. Ditty is survived by her husband Thomas Ditty; children: Darryl (Barbara) Ditty and Rebecca (Paul) Whiddon; four grandchildren: Stacey (Brad) Warden, Marcus Ditty, Amanda (Will) Hertensen and Ben Whiddon; four great grandchildren: Hayden Warden, Eden Warden, Kimber Hertensen and Harlan Hertensen. A heartfelt thank you to special friends, Charles Chambliss and Willie (Duck) Mount who were invaluable sources of strength and support to the family during her illness.

Viewing and visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Bascom, FL. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Bascom with Rev. Greg Roberts and Rev. Michael John Carr officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Hickory Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Bascom, FL

Flowers will be accepted or donation in her memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research through www.michaeljfox.org or Covenant Hospice.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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