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Obert Funeral Home

Obert Funeral Home

Harold J. Pate

Harold J. Pate, age 72 of Cottondale, passed from this life on March 12, 2019 at Flower’s Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

Harold was born on September 8, 1946 in Panama City, Florida to J.D. and Toby Ramer Pate. He was lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lou Ettie Pate of Cottondale, Florida; sons: George Pate and wife Ronda of Molino, Florida, Daniel Pate of Cottondale, Florida; daughter: Connie Corbin and husband Phillip of Cottondale, Florida; brothers: Donnie Pate of Tallahassee, Florida, Herman Pate of Fountain, Florida, Phillip Pate of Tallahassee, Florida, Hester Pate of Chipley, Florida; sisters: Judy Fritz of Fountain, Florida, Sybal Lollie of Apalachicola, Florida; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 3P.M. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Cottondale, Florida with Rev. Jack Brock officiating. Interment will follow in Cottondale Assembly of God Cemetery with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. 

The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to Cottondale Lodge No. 206, P.O. Box 528, Cottondale, Florida 32431

Donald Wayne Hawk

Donald Wayne Hawk, age 75 of Chipley, passed from this life on February 18, 2019 in Dothan, Alabama surrounded by his loving family. 

Wayne was born on July 26, 1943 in Chipley, Florida to Parker W. and Viola Snyder Hawk. A lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle, Wayne served in the Army National Guard before going to work for the Florida Department of Transportation where he retired after 30 + years. Upon retirement he then went to work for Allen Nobles Surveying in Tallahassee. An avid outdoorsman, you could often find him on the creek with a bream buster in hand fishing or watching his favorite team, FSU. He will be remembered as a very loving and generous man. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Chipley.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Parker W. and Viola Hawk; brother: Charles Kenneth Hawk.

He is survived by his two sons: Chris Hawk and wife Jill of Dothan, Alabama, Jason Hawk and wife Brenda of Chipley, Florida; one brother: Jack Hawk of Pearland, Texas; one sister: Gina Hawk Metcalf and husband Dale of Chipley, Florida; three grandchildren. 

Graveside funeral service will be held 11A.M. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. 

The family will receive friends for visitation from 10-11A.M. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Obert Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Diabetes Research Institute at www.diabetesresearch.org.

Michele Lee Jackson

Michele Lee Jackson, age 68 of Compass Lake, passed from this life on February 5, 2019 at Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Michele was born on August 12, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Shirley Wilson TenBroeck. She was an accomplished Violinist and Cello player and attained her Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts, Music. Michele embodied the words happiness, kindness, gentleness, and charity. She chose to live life to the fullest and to encourage and uplift others to follow their dreams. She worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Jackson Hospital for many years before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her loving husband, John Jackson of Compass Lake, Florida; three sisters: Tina Hogan and husband Tom of Frankfort, Illinois, Cheryl TenBroeck of Terre Haute, Indiana, Charlene Peterson of San Bernadino, California; two brothers: Chuck TenBroeck and wife JoAnne of Frankfort, Illinois, Bob TenBroeck and wife Pat of Oak Forrest, Illinois; nieces and nephews: Tom, Joe, Ellen, Anna, Kathryn, Kristin, Marie, Janet, Kim and Scott.

Funeral service will be held 3P.M. Friday, February 8, 2019 at Christian Center Church, 3277 Old U.S. Road, Marianna, Florida with Pastor Gino Mayo and Pastor Steve Stirrup officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements. 

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

Sydney Joel Pate

Sydney Joel Pate, age 80 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2019 at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Joel was born on April 25, 1938 in Jackson County, Florida to J.L. and Bonnie Searcy Pate. He served in the Army National Guard and worked with the Florida Department of Transportation Roadway Design Department for 34 years. A very involved member of his community, Joel served on the Washington County Board of County Commissioners from 2006- 2014, as well as numerous other county boards. He served as Treasurer for the Republican Party of Florida for 12 years. Joel loved his community and was an avid supporter of youth sports, 4-H, and FFA. He was a member of Holmes Creek Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Pate of Chipley, Florida; son: Clint Pate and wife Alice of Graceville, Florida; daughter: Rita Ventry and husband Frank of Quincy, Florida; brother: Franklin Pate of Crawfordville, Florida; three grandchildren: Anthony Pate and wife Alyssa, Hannah O’Steen and husband Shannon, Hunter Ventry; five great grandchildren: Landon O’Steen, Brantlee Pate, Makayla O’Steen, Ashlyn O’Steen, Gentry Pate.

Funeral services will be held 2P.M. Friday, February 8, 2019 at Holmes Creek Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida with Pastor Doug Hogg officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8P.M. Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Holmes Creek Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida.

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