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Lou Ethel Payne Hannah

Lou Ethel Payne Hannah, 65, was called from her earthly home to eternal rest on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida.  Funeral service was Saturday, February 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in the Hardaway Community of Quincy, Florida, with burial at White Cemetery in Dell, Georgia. She was born November 22, 1953 to the proud parents of the late Johnny Lee and Loury Payne in the Hardaway Community of Quincy, Florida.  She attended the public schools of Gadsden County. Ethel She will be missed by many.  She leaves to cherish her memory, loving devoted children: one daughter, Regina Kelly (Alvin) of Midway, Florida; two sons, Don Hannah Jr. (Farrah) and Marcus Antonio Hannah (Angela) both of Havana, Florida; two sisters: Rosa Mae Zanders (Larry) of Quincy, Florida and Carolyn Payne of Tampa, Florida; five brothers: Bernard Payne of Gretna, Florida, James Payne (Beverly) and Horace Payne, Sr., both of Tallahassee, Florida, Sandy Lee Payne (Shirley) of Havana, Florida and Kenneth Payne of North Carolina; sixteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Lee and Lou Payne, one sister, Tethola Walker Borders, and three brothers, Louis Davis, Eugene Payne and David Payne. Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, Florida are in charge of arrangements.

Diana Hughes Calloway – calming the worst of fears

You can ask just about anyone what they dread the most and 90% of the time, you will hear ‘Going to the dentist’.  Makes you wonder how dentists make a living, and dental hygienist like Diana Hughes Calloway may be the key to that. 

This past week, the TIMES office received a call from a patient of Dr. Jeremy Lewis, a local dentist in Marianna. Ken Godfrey was about as excited as a three-year old on Christmas morning. He preceded his visit to the dentist with his fear of dentist, dental hygienists, and even dental offices. Godfrey said, “I’ve always had a fear of dentists, I don’t even like going when it’s just for a cleaning, I fear those too. I get shaky just walking in the office.”  Godfrey went on to say that he manned up and made the trip to Dr. Lewis’ office that day and waited nervously for the hygienist to come in. When she came in, they exchanged small talk and he realized that she was a friend of his now married daughter.  Godfrey said, “Man, I could go back tomorrow after she finished with me today. I never had an experience like this at the dentist. I wasn’t scared, shaking or anything – it was great. I can’t tell you how great it was.”

It’s no wonder the experience was a good one with Diana Calloway – her grandfather is Dr. Harold Gregg, retired dentist. Many Jackson Countians knew him well as their dentist and Diana followed in his footsteps in that line of work. Diana Calloway is quick to give her granddaddy credit for where she is today, “My granddaddy was most definitely the reason I chose a career in the dental field. I worked summers in his office from the time I was in middle school all the way through hygiene school.  Of course, he wanted me to go on and go to dental school and take over his practice but as a 19-year old, eight more years of school didn’t sound like something I wanted to do.” Calloway quickly adds hindsight is 20/20, “Looking back now, I wish I would have gone.”  

Diana has been very successful in the dental field, as is noted above by one of her patients but she has also been very successful as a parent.  She is the mother of four children, Gavin Calloway, age 17, Sara Ann Calloway age 12, Caden Calloway, age 11, and Abby Calloway age nine.  All are in school in Marianna and are excellent students.

Diana is the daughter of Dell and Karen Hughes and as noted earlier, the granddaughter of Dr. Harold Gregg and the late Barbara Gregg, and the late Odell and Sara Hughes. 

Jerhron Clemons retires from Marianna Recreation

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For those who have lived in Jackson County in the last four decades, played watched, or coached any sport at Optimist Park or through the Marianna Recreation Department, you know Jerhron Clemons.  His presence is almost iconic, it’s as if those the fields and courts couldn’t have players on them if Clemons wasn’t present. For 32 years, Clemons has been a fixture at any Marianna Recreation event.  He can be seen on the field umpiring, refereeing, working the fields between games, just about anything one can imagine.  

Jerhron has performed his last official duty for the Marianna Recreation Department.  Rest assured, you will still see him present but in an unofficial capacity.  All who know Jerhron, know that he can’t give up cold turkey what he has eaten, lived, and breathed for the past four decades.  

For those who coached, umpired, or just interacted with Clemons, one thing is a constant, Jerhron was fair to everyone and what he said he would do, he did.  He was the voice of reason on the field when coaches would argue, lose their temper, and just generally get out of control.  Jerhron was there to bring peace to the situation, no matter how heated.

City Manager Jim Dean said of Clemons, “Jerhron has been long term reliable and dependable member of the City of Marianna Team, he will be missed.”

Clay Wells has worked with Clemons since he came on board as the Recreation Director said, “Jerhron is one of the toughest, dedicated individuals I have ever worked with.  He truly enjoyed coming to work every day.  Jerhron would do anything asked of him at the MERE or with anything that was involved with our job.  I am really thankful that I had a chance to work with him since arriving in Marianna in 2006.  We have lost a very valuable part of our TEAM at the recreation department.  It will be hard to replace an employee who has been so dedicated for 32 years.”

This writer has had the opportunity to watch Jerhron work in every facet of his job at Optimist Park.  I can say that all of the above truly define the man he is.  It will be hard to imagine walking on the grounds at Optimist Park and Jerhron not there in his official capacity but I have no doubt, he will not be able to stay away, it’s in his blood.  And Jerhron, don’t ever lose sight of the back of the bat!  

Happy Retirement Jerhron from the publisher and staff of the Jackson County Times! 

Louzetter “Christine” Jackson Register

Louzetter  “Christine” Jackson Register, 85, of Marianna died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Chipola Health and Rehabilitation.

Christine was born December 29, 1931 in Kynesville, Florida to Homer & Hannah Jackson. She was a 1949 graduate of Cottondale High School and worked many years in retail to include T.G.&Y., Woolworths & Walmart. Christine was a long time member of Naomi Sunday School Class, WMU Circle and the First Baptist Church of Marianna where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Christine’s hobbies included sewing, quilting, traveling during her retirement years and spending time with her family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Hannah Jackson and brother-in-law, Robert Floyd of Panama City. 

Christine is survived by her daughters, Dianne Tipton (Charles) of Lovedale/Two Egg Community, Gail Bell (James) of Graceville; son, Russell Register (Jill) of Lovedale/Two Egg Community; brother, Carl Eugene Jackson ( Kathy) of Dothan, Alabama sisters, Earnestine Jackson Floyd of Panama City, Fl., Linda Jackson Brown (Gerald) of Kynesville, Fl.; grandchildren, Celena Tipton Morris (Robby) of Dothan, Al., Nathan H. Tipton, II of Lovedale/Two Egg Community, Jennifer Turnage Peterson (Josh) of Hartford, Al. and Russell B. Register of Carmel Indiana; great grandchildren, Molly and Matthew Morris along with a host of nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Marianna with Revs. Jeff Powell and Ken Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral services at the church.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Mark Akerson, Chipola Nursing Pavilion, Jackson Hospital Nursing Staff and caretaker, Pauline Robinson for their care and support during this time.

Those asked to serve as pallbearers are Dale Brown, Dewayne Brown, Carl Jackson, Preston Jackson, Brad Kent and Calvin Brown.

Condolences may be made online at Jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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