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Obert Funeral Home

Obert Funeral Home

Caleb Nicolas Toole

Caleb Nicolas Toole, age 23 of Cottondale, passed from this life on February 17, 2018 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida.

Caleb was born on April 26, 1994 in Marianna, Florida to Travis Toole and Nikki Gore. A lifelong resident of the Florida panhandle, he was a 2012 graduate of Cottondale High School and a member of Friendship Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law: John Gwin.

He is survived by his wife: Chelsea Toole of Cottondale, Florida; father: David Toole and wife Sherry of Cottondale, Florida; mother: Nikki Yates and husband Jason Fears of Malone, Florida; two daughters: Allie and Taytum Toole of Cottondale, Florida; paternal grandparents: Travis and Glenda Toole of Graceville, Florida; maternal grandparents: Gerald and Joan Gore of Graceville, Florida; brother: Logan McCallister of Malone, Florida; five sisters: Lilli Toole of Cottondale, Florida, Maecie McCallister of Malone, Florida, Jamie Wade and husband Ricky of Cottondale, Florida, Karlie Whitehead and husband Tyeler of Cottondale, Florida, Deana Caudill of Graceville, Florida; mother-in-law: Crystal Gwin of Alford, Florida; three nieces: Adalynn Reeder of Cottondale, Florida, Rylee Wade of Cottondale, Florida, Hailey Wade of Cottondale, Florida; aunt: Carol Laycox of Graceville, Florida; numerous extended family and loved ones.

A celebration of life will be held 7P.M. Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Evangel Worship Center in Marianna, Florida with Pastor Gary Stephens officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.

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

Octavia “Virginia” Thweatt

Octavia “Virginia” Thweatt age 86 of Cottondale, passed from this life on January 28, 2018 at her residence. Octavia, better known as “Tavie” by family and friends was born on May 3, 1931 in Jackson County, Florida to Lester and Emma (Corbin) Davis. She was a lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle.

Tavie loved the Lord.  She grew up attending Sapp Church.  In her later days you could find her singing the old songs from the hymnal she kept by her chair.  She loved attending local gospel sings; as well as community festival and parades.  She loved the outdoors and took great pride in her seasonal gardens and flower bushes she grew in her yard.  Fishing was her most favorite past time.  She loved all of her animals, including her pampered chickens.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Foy Thweatt; her parents: Lester and Emma Davis; two brothers: Alfred Davis and Mitchell Davis; two sisters: Bessie Barnes and Ruby Corbin; and, beloved Pekingese puppy, Princess.

She is survived by her daughter: Sue Roberson of Marianna; two sons: Eddie Wheelus and Pete Wheelus, both of Marianna.  Two granddaughters, Jennifer Griffin and husband, Brad of Alford and Amber Roberson of Marianna.  Four great grandchildren: Syler Griffin, Maycee Claire Griffin, Evan Jones, Kaison McNealy; one sister in law: Willie Myrl Davis.  As well as, many special nieces and nephews and her beloved kitty, Breeze.

Graveside services will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Salem Free Will Baptist Church in Cottondale, Florida with Rev. Lavon Pettis officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

Earlie Daniel Vickery

Earlie Daniel Vickery, age 89 of Marianna, went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2018 at Jackson County Hospital in Marianna, Florida.

Earlie was born on March 19, 1928 in Alford, Florida to William Elijah Vickery and Mary Elizabeth (Pettis) Vickery. He has been a Florida Panhandle resident since 2000 coming from Columbus, Mississippi. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 25 years before retiring. During his service he achieved Master Sergeant. He worked as a maintenance supervisor at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport where he also retired after 20 years of service. He was a member of the VFW in Marianna, Florida. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Cottondale, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents: William Elijah and Mary Vickery; Mary Alice Vickery, the mother of his children; four brothers: Wesley Vickery, Perlan Vickery, Russell Vickery Sr., Ivin Vickery; five sisters: Katie Land, Beatrice Kent, Edith Northcutt, Iris Bauldree, Doris Ward.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathyrn (Kathy) Vickery of Marianna, Florida; two sons: Tim Vickery and wife Donna of Maben, Mississippi, Brent Vickery and wife Terry of Partlow, Virginia; one daughter: Donna Nystrom and husband David of Montgomery, Alabama; children by marriage: Kenny Neel of Greenwood, Angie Pettis and husband Russell of Defuniak Springs, Florida, Connie Young and husband Steve of Marianna, Florida; five grandchildren: Shelly Harmond and husband Josh, Robyn Young and husband Dewayne, Jason Lammon, Gavin Vickery and wife Meghan, Corbin Vickery and wife Priscilla; grandchildren by marriage: Mary Kathyrn Pettis Hession and husband Michael Wesley, Anna Pettis Towery and husband David, Morgan Neel, Michael Young, Mason Young, Taylor Young, Sarah Young, Katelyn Young; great granddaughter by marriage: Lynlee Towery; eight great grandchildren: Joseph Harmond, Elijah Harmond, Austin Braswell, Payton Hammon, Hayden Vickery, John Vickery, Emme Vickery, Nora Vickery; sister in law: Lynn Johnson and husband Richard of Dothan, Alabama, Rhudine Vickery of Cottondale, Florida; brother in law: Larry Rushin of Cottondale, Florida; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Cottondale, Florida with Revs. Jack Brock, Russell Pettis, Brent Vickery, and James Gray Braxton officiating. Interment will follow in Cypress Creek Cemetery. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6 to 8 P.M. at First Baptist Church in Cottondale, Florida.

Jerry Lee Sizemore

Jerry Lee Sizemore, age 78 of Chipley, passed from this life on December 31, 2017 at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Chipley, Florida.

Jerry was born on February 17, 1939 in Wausau, Florida to Henry Sizemore and Marie Sowell. He was a member of Round Lake Baptist Church and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He worked for 25 years as a Truck Driver hauling cattle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Catherine Sizemore; brother: Wayne Sizemore; sister: Angela Wolfgang; stepdaughter: Anna Gregory.

He is survived by his children: Joseph “Joe” Sizemore and wife Jennifer of Marianna, Florida, Lillian Chance of Alford, Florida; his siblings: W.G. Sizemore and wife Jane of Southport, Florida, Scranton Joe Sizemore of Lugoff, South Carolina, Dale Harris and his wife Racheal of Chipley, Florida, Brenda Branham and husband Steve of Lugoff, South Carolina, Dianne Hensley and husband Dan of Shelby, North Carolina, Penny Hobbs and husband Randy of Oconee, Georgia, Ginger Zimmerman and husband Adron of Clarksville, Florida, Cissie Dykstra of Palm Coast, Florida; six grandchildren: Sarah, Creed, Savannah, Justin, Maxine, DJ; seven great grandchildren.

Memorialization will be by cremation with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.

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