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Hail to the Queen!

Hail to the Queen!


As her father Gustavo Gonzalez looks on, Cottondale’s 2015 Homecoming Queen Deunna Gonzalez, center, is presented with her sash after being crowned by outgoing queen Brooklyn My’enna Brown Friday night.


  • Scott, Evelyn Byrd

    Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 Evelyn Byrd Scott, 93, passed away October 2, 2015 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, after a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Marianna, Florida from her early years till 2009 when she moved to Georgia. She was a bookkeeper for and retired from Marianna Auto Parts. She was a long term member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Crawford C. (Scotty) Scott, her parents, Rodelle and Clara Byrd, her siblings, Ben Byrd, Pete Byrd, Mavis Gibson, Billy Byrd and Dolly Seay, son-in-law Phillip Byrd and step-grandson Jack Byrd. She is survived by her children/spouses Randy and Sandra Scott, Steve and Sheila Scott, Susan and Harvey Bradberry and Sherry Byrd, and numerous grand-children and great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation at Marianna Funeral Chapel at 10:00 a.m. followed immediately with her funeral service Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Roland Rabon officiating. Internment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Marianna Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed online at www.marianna chapelfh.com.

  • Williams, Harold E.

    Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Harold E. Williams, 77, of Alford went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 5, 2015. Harold was a man of faith committed to his Lord and his family. He was a self employed Real Estate Broker owning and operating Florida Farm Realty for over 40 years. Harold was born in Compass Lake, Florida to the late Mancel and Blanche Williams. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Adams and his mother-in-law, Ethel Daniel. Harold is survived by his wife, Gemelia, his daughters Kathy Walker (Steve) and Linda Husted (Jerry), his grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Walker, Derek Alday (Mallory), Carolyn Henderson (Loren), and Jerry Husted, Jr., along with his very special great granddaughters, Erin and Grace Henderson and Josie Reese Alday. He is also survived by his brother, Paul Williams (Johanna Faye), his sister, Helen Aldridge, his brothers-in-law George Daniels (Gail), Ronnie Daniels (Betty), and J.B. Daniels (Marilyn). A service honoring his life and legacy will be held at Grace Assembly of God Church in Chipley on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Dallas Pettis and Rev. Alfred Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Alford Cemetery. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may submitted online at www.mariann achapelfh.com

  • Alday, Kenneth E

    Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 www.marianna chapelfh.com Services for Mr. Kenneth E. Alday will be held today at 1:00 P.M. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Broome and Pastor Rhul Edenfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunny Hill Cemetery in Altha. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may submitted online at www.mariann achapelfh.com.

  • Gatling, Mary Margaret

    Marianna Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 Phone:(850)526-5059 Mary Margaret Gatling age 78 of Marianna passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Jackson Hospital. She was born in Beeville, Texas on February 11, 1937 to the late Marvin and Geneva Nutt. Mary has been a residence of Marianna for seventeen years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Marianna. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Robert Nutt, and Author Nutt and her loving husband of fifty years Wendell Gatling. She was survived by her sons, Therrel W. Gatling Jr. (Bette) of Ramona, California and Richard I. Gatling of Owosso, Michigan; daughter Janice Gatling Lanier (Ken) of Marianna, FL; and one grandson, Ashton Lanier. Funeral Services for Mary will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Brother Paul Lucas officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jackson County Public Library (2929 Green Street, Marianna, FL 32446) Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may submitted online at www.mariann achapelfh.com

  • Williams, Robert Brook

    Williams, Robert Brook

    Williams Funeral Home 5283 Brown Street Graceville, FL 32440 850-263-5116Robert Brook Williams, age 70, of Chattahoochee, FL, died on October 3, 2015 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after his lengthy illness. A native of Graceville, FL, and a longtime resident of Chattahoochee, Bob graduated from the University of Florida with his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He was an avid Gator fan. Bob, or Bobby as his Graceville connections knew him, was a devoted family man who loved and supported multiple generations of his family. He stayed connected to his family and home community by regularly attending family and school reunions in recent years. He was predeceased in death by his mother Juanita Brook Williams and his father William Robert Williams of Graceville, FL. He is survived by his wife Jill of Chattahoochee, FL, his daughter Kim McDaniel, her husband David and their children Taylor and Kailee of Key Largo, FL, his daughter Jennie Hari and her husband Santosh of Lake Mary, FL, and his daughter Katie Williams of Gainesville, FL. He is also survived by his sister Linda Harris, her husband Clay and their children Katrina and Chad of California, sister Kay Kerns and her husband Bob of Crawfordville, FL and their children Don, Michael, Robert, Jyo, Kenji, and Mariko, plus his uncle Emory Williams and his wife Dottie of Tallahassee, FL. He is additionally survived by multiple great nieces and nephews. Public service and service leadership were of great importance to Bob. He demonstrated those values through his long career serving the citizens of Florida. He was known and proud of his work on three occasions as Hospital Administrator at Florida State Hospital. Among other capacities, he also served the Department of Children and Families (previously known as the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services) in the following roles: District Administrator, Assistant Secretary of Programs, Secretary of HRS, Deputy Secretary for Programs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Medicaid, Deputy District Administrator, and Director of Financial Management. Throughout his career, in every position, Bob followed an open door policy and welcomed anyone (patients, coworkers, policy makers) to share their ideas about how he could better improve services to those in need. His intense work ethic and love of helping others gained great recognition. During his tenure as Florida State Hospital Administrator, the hospital was awarded their first Florida Governor's Sterling award. Bob's family would like to thank the exemplary staff of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion, and to thank their friends for their love, kindness and support during this transition. The celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2 pm (Eastern) at the First United Methodist Church of Chattahoochee, FL. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 pm (Eastern) in the Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, Big Bend Hospice of Tallahassee, or First United Methodist Church of Chattahoochee. Williams Funeral Home of Graceville, FL will be in charge of the arrangements.


  • Black, Sweinhart Engagement

    Black, Sweinhart Engagement

    Linda Marie Black, a waitress at Beef O Brady's in Marianna and student at Chipola is to be married to Jordan Mayes Sweinhart, a Correction Officer at Calhoun Correctional Institution.

  • Lublin, Hopkins Wedding

    Lublin, Hopkins Wedding

    Aleese Danielle Lublin and John William Hopkins were married on September 18, 2015 in Certaldo, Italy. Aleese is the daughter of Susan Lublin and Gary Lublin of Orlando, Florida. John is the son of John Edward and Renee Scott Hopkins of Compass Lake, Florida.

  • Wiggins, McBride Engagement

    Wiggins, McBride Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. W. Stuart Wiggins, II of Marianna, Florida are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Christin Dawn Wiggins, to Nathaniel Keith McBride, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall McBride of Cotton- dale, Florida.

  • It’s a boy

    It’s a boy

    Ayden Lee Sims was born July 28 at the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City. He weighed 9 pounds at birth. His parents are Ladexter and Alida Sims. His grandparents are Leland and Ellen Gordon of Cottondale and Charles and Shirley Sims of Greenwood. He has one sibling, Jamerious Sims.

  • Calloway, Bryan Engagement

    Calloway, Bryan Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Kim Calloway of Malone, Florida are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Shelby Lane Calloway to Justin Timothy Bryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bryan of Bascom, Florida.


Cottondale Homecoming 2015

Cottondale Homecoming 2015

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