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Robert G. Perkins

Robert G. Perkins, 69, a lifelong native of Grand Ridge, Florida entered into the loving arms of his Savior on Sunday, October 7th., 2018 at Bay Medical Center. 

Robert was a member of Sneads Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served in the Army and was later an educator for the Gadsden School Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac G. “Buster” and Velma M. Perkins of Grand Ridge, FL and first-born infant son, Donal G. Perkins.  

He is survived by his wife, Patsy A. Perkins; three sons, Robert “Ricky” Perkins and wife, Tina of Chattahoochee, Isaac “Ikey” Perkins and wife, Vanessa of Cypress, and William “Mickey” Perkins and wife, Trish of Grand Ridge; three sisters, Bytha Lunell Neel and husband, Jim of Grand Ridge, Juanita Daniels and husband, Mike of Marianna, and Alice Faye Edwards and husband, Jim of Grand Ridge; six grandchildren, Christina Perkins, Justin Perkins, Will Perkins, Isaiah Perkins, Alexander Perkins, and Grace Perkins; 2 great grandchildren, Claire Perkins and Chloe Perkins, and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018 at Sneads Assembly of God Church with Revs. Mike Daniels and Jimmy Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Angel Rest Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Sneads Assembly of God Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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Gladys Christine Fortune

Gladys Christine Fortune, 82 of Alford died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Chipola Health and Rehab. She was a native and lifelong resident of the Round Lake community.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Fortune; two brothers, Herman Barnes and Ernest Barnes; three sisters, Louise Carter, Alice Mayo, and Callie Barnes; two great-grandsons, Kyle Benefield and Zackery Barnes.

Survivors include six daughters, Debbie Gay (Alfred) of Alford, Linda Benefield (Curtis) of Cottondale, Glenda Cogburn of Round Lake, Kathy Hamm of Round Lake, Rene Mathis (David) of Alford, Thelma Barnes (Garry) of Round Lake; one sister, Evelyn Syfrett of Round Lake; 15 grand children; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Round Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Blalock, Charles Williams, and Judy Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Round Lake Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at Round Lake Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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David Swearingen

David Swearingen, age 62, of Marianna, FL passed away on October 2, 2018 surrounded by his family. 

He was born July 23, 1956 and spent most of his life in Marianna. David enjoyed metal detecting, being outdoors, Elvis Presley, making people laugh, playing with his dogs and most importantly spending time with his wife and children. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all. His loss will forever leave a void in our hearts. 

He is survived by his wife, Angela; son, Michael; two daughters, Alisha and spouse, Ronnie, Amy Sawyer and husband, Wayne.

He will be laid to rest Saturday in a private ceremony with his family and closest friends. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made online and www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

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