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Deloris W. Whiddon

Mrs. Deloris W. Whiddon, 84, resident of Grand Ridge, Florida and coming originally from Ashford, Alabama, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, in Marianna, Florida after a lengthy illness.  She was a homemaker for her beloved family, loved to go fishing and travel, visiting with family and friends whenever the chance occurred. Her cooking ability was well known as well as her gardening.  Deloris always managed to do kind things for others and loved tending to the elderly.  She also loved to shop, listen to country music, especially the Grand Ole Opry and watching the RFD Channel.

She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Parker of Grand Ridge, Florida;  a grandchild, Christopher Lee Whiddon and his wife Dawn.  Deloris was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Whiddon in 2010 and her sister, Janie E. Clouse in 2012.

A Visitation is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018, at McAlpin  Funeral Home Chapel from 3:00 until 4:00 PM CST.

McAlpin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 8261 Highway 90 East, Sneads, Florida  PH 850-593-9900. 

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Lucille Rowan Holloway Shotts

Lucille Rowan Holloway Shotts, 100, of Chattahoochee, FL, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  She was born on December 4, 1917 on a small farm in Sawdust, Florida.  She attended Mount Pleasant High School and graduated in 1935 as Salutatorian of 43 students.  Furthering her education, Lucille completed business school at Brewster Business College in Tampa, Florida.  She married Cecil Hampton Holloway on December 25, 1936 and after 36 years together Cecil Holloway passed away.  Ten years later she married Morris Dewitt Shotts.  As a young mother, Lucille stayed home with her children while working from her home as a very talented seamstress.  She later went to work at the Florida State Hospital, first in the Occupational Therapy Department and then in the Accounting Department.  She retired in 1980 after 28 years of service.   Lucille was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, FL.  She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, Treasurer of the United Methodist Women and participated in many Bible Study Groups.  She was a past member of the Chattahoochee Woman’s Club and the Chattahoochee Garden Club. Lucille enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, hand crafts, sewing, quilting, oil painting and making delicious jelly for her grandchildren.  She was always a very physically active person, frequently reminding others that they must “use it or lose it”.   For many years she had a wonderful relationship with her dear friends at the Senior Center, and considered her Sunday School class as part of her family.

Lucille loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them especially her precious grandchildren.

Lucille was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil H. Holloway, and later Morris D. Shotts; three sisters and four brothers.

Lucille is survived by three daughters, Gail L. Shelby and husband Doug of Tallahassee, Florida, Faye H. Alcorn and husband Robert of Chattahoochee, Florida, and Sandra Friedman of Tallahassee, Florida; one son, Charles H. Holloway of Chattahoochee, Florida; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Lucille will be deeply missed by her family and all the friends she made throughout her life.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM EST at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads, FL.  Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church Chattahoochee on Friday, January 12, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM EST with Rev. Mike Hutcherson, Rev. Ken Hamilton and Rev. Mike Kramer officiating.  Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, FL.

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Mary Elizabeth Millard

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Millard, 89, of Sneads, Florida, passed away surrounded by her family in Marianna, Florida on Monday, January 1, 2018, after a lengthy illness.  Elizabeth was born in Jackson County, Florida and was a lifelong resident of this area.  She retired as a Purchasing Clerk Typist from Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida.  She was a past member of the Marianna Chapter of Eastern Star and attended Harvest Assembly of God Church in Chattahoochee. 

Elizabeth is survived by her three daughters, Annette Stephens and husband Charles of Grand Ridge, FL, Dorinda Maloy and husband Tim of Sneads, FL and Joy Branch and husband Cecil of Shady Grove, FL; her son, Marty Millard and wife Cindy of Grand Ridge, FL; thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Fred Burgess and Gene Millard; one brother; and one great grandchild.

Visitation with the family will be held at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Chapel one hour prior to Funeral Services on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 AM CST with Rev. Charles Stephens and Rev. Philip May officiating.  Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge, FL.

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