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Community Baby Shower

Community Baby Shower


Wendy Benton, left, talks with expectant mom Holly Dean and her mom, Susan Darling, at the Jackson County Health Department booth at the Community Baby Shower Friday. While most participants were from Jackson County some came from the neighboring county’s also served by Chipola Healthy Start. The group covers Calhoun, Holmes, Liberty, Washington and Jackson counties.


  • Carter, Sadie Horton Hargrove

    James and Lipford Funeral Home 5390 Cotton Street Graceville, FL 32440 850 263-3238 Sadie Horton Hargrove Carter of Cottondale, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna surrounded by her beloved family. A Homegoing Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the First Assembly of God Church in Cottondale with Revs. Chris Franklin and James Lambe officiating. Burial will follow in Cottondale Baptist Church Cemetery with James and Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the church on Friday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Flowers accepted or those wishing may make memorials to First Assembly of God Church P.O. Box 357 Cottondale, FL 32431. Ms. Sadie was born in Graceville on April 15, 1938 to the late Rev. Alva Thomas Horton and Lola Gracie Brinley Horton. A 1956 graduate of Graceville High School, Ms. Sadie worked alongside her husband on the farm while raising their family. She later worked as store manager with Graceville Oil Company in Cottondale. Ms. Sadie then retired with SunTrust Bank. Ms. Sadie was an excellent seamstress, an avid gardener and loved her flowers. After her retirement, she enjoyed fishing and traveling with her husband Cary. Ms. Sadie loved her family and her grandchildren were her joy. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Cottondale. She was an important influence in the lives of her family and friends. Predeceased by her first husband Allen (Buddy) Hargrove Jr. and daughter Kathy Lynne Hargrove Higdon. Survived by her husband Cary Carter, Cottondale; one daughter, Jeanne Hargrove Suggs (Michael), Marianna; one son, David Thomas Hargrove(Melissa), Graceville; one sister, Mary Nell Fowler Cottondale; two step-daughters Tammy Mattraw (Sam), Marianna; Shea Barber (Jonathan), Cottondale; grandchildren Allen Suggs, Skylar Suggs, Colby Hargrove, Kara Allgood (Jesse), Kyle Mattraw, Brandon Whitfield, Laron Cass, Carter Cass; two great grandchildren Khol Allgood, Jase Allgood. Expressions of sympathy can be made at James and Lipford Funeral Home : Graceville, Florida (FL)

  • Wilkinson, Kenneth

    James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 850.482.2332 www.jamesandsikes funeralhomes.com Kenneth Wilkinson, 70, of Marianna died Friday, April 22, 2016 at Jackson Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

  • Montford, Martha Jane Howell

    Lanier-Andler Funeral Home 8261 Highway 90 East Sneads, Florida 850-593-9900 Martha Jane Howell Montford, 96, passed away April 26, 2016. She was born in Recovery, Georgia on March 28, 1920 to Willie Paterson Howell and Sophronia Annie Whigham Howell. She was the oldest of seven children. Mrs. Montford attended college in Tifton, Georgia before marrying Wesley Bennett Montford on September 23, 1939. They settled in Chattahoochee, Florida and were happily married for 58 years until Mr. Montford 's passing in 1997. Mrs. Montford retired from the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee after many years of service. She was a resident of Chattahoochee for 65 years before moving to Tallahassee 13 years ago. Mrs. Montford enjoyed her garden, especially her daylilies and roses. She loved to cook and sew and she cherished her time spent at her vacation home in Mexico Beach, Florida. Survivors include children: Patricia Ann Montford Pelham (Jack), of Tallahassee, Annie Louise Montford Korey, of Elkton, Florida; grandchildren: Travis Wade Pelham (Kimberly) and Scotti Page Pelham Vaughan (Jeremy) of Tallahassee and Kaye Anne Korey Sabaka (Jeff) of Saint Augustine, Florida; great-grandchildren: Rhyan Kimberly Pelham, Jaxon Deater Pelham, Jerrett Beau Vaughan all of Tallahassee and Troy Bennett Sabaka, of Saint Augustine; surviving siblings: Bernice Howell Montford, of Bainbridge, Georgia, John Hubert Howell (Jessie), of Monticello, Florida and Virginia Howell Parker, of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mrs. Montford is predeceased by her siblings Annie Mae Macy, Willie Earl Howell and James Macklin Howell. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the charity of your choice in her honor. Visitation with the family will take place from 1:00 until 2:00 pm EDT, Friday, April 29, 2016, at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 pm EDT, with Rev. Ken Hamilton officiating. Committal and Interment Services will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Lanier-Andler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Liberatori, Robert E.

    Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Robert E. Liberatori, age 79 of Compass Lake, in the Hills passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his home. He was born in Mount Vernon, NY. Robert retired from the New York City Police Department after many years of service. He had been a residence of Compass Lake in the Hills for the past twenty years and was of the Catholic Faith. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorilization will be by cremation. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.

  • Yount, Jeremy Edgar

    Lanier-Andler Funeral Home 8261 Highway 90 East Sneads, Florida 850-593-9900 Jeremy Edgar Yount, 36, a native and lifelong resident of this area was born in Marianna, Florida. He was of the Holiness Faith and is survived by his mother, Melissa B. Hobbs of Chattahoochee, Florida, and father Darrell Yount of Dellwood, Florida; his paternal grandmother, Eunice McAlpin of Sneads, Florida; two brothers, Jamie Yount and wife Melissa of Marianna, Florida, and Jonathan Hobbs of Chattahoochee; an aunt, Myrt Mayne of Tallahassee, Florida and four uncles, J.M. Brock, C.J., Billy and Gene Brock. Visitation with the family will take place one hour prior to services, from 10:00 till 11:00 AM CDT, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Chapel in Sneads, Florida. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM CDT, with Rev. Levon Pettis officiating. Lanier-Andler Funeral Home of Sneads, Florida is in charge of arrangements.


  • Pittman Barnes Engagement

    Pittman Barnes Engagement

    Barbara Calhoun of Greenwood, FL is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Thomosa Brittany Pittman to Tavaris Alfonsa Barnes, son of Wiley and Ionia Barnes of Marianna.

  • Neel, Daniels Engagement

    Neel, Daniels Engagement

    John and Laurie Hamilton of Dellwood, FL and Mark and Teresa Neel of Lynn Haven, FL are pleased to announce the engagement and forth- coming marriage of their daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Neel to Phillip Everett "Rett" Daniels, son of Leland and Phyllis Daniels of Dellwood, FL.

  • Walden, Waters Engagement

    Walden, Waters Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Zane Walden of Sneads, Florida announce the engagement of their daughter, Iris Faye Walden, to Joseph Young Waters, son of Mr. Alan Waters and Ms. Shelia Waters of Level Plains, Alabama.

  • It’s a boy

    It’s a boy

    Connor Matthew Thomas was born Jan. 22 at the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City. At birth he weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces. His parents are Ryan and Julia Shipes Thomas. His grandparents are Dawn Williams of Marianna and John (Keith) Shipes of Graceville. Great-grandparents are Patricia Barfield of Marianna, Danny and Tammy Thomas Medford of Wisconsin, and Barbara Shipes of Graceville. He has three siblings, David, Eldon, and Jaymi.

  • Morgan, Brown Engagement

    Morgan, Brown Engagement

    Chuck and Cindy Morgan of Marianna, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Knight Morgan, to Oscar Kris Brown, son of Melani Brown and the late William Brown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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