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James and Sikes Funeral Home

James and Sikes Funeral Home

Maddox Chapel  4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 482-2332

Website URL: http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/

J. Kevin Orr

J. Kevin Orr, age 73, of Marianna died Friday, April 6, 2018.

Kevin was the youngest of five children born to William M. and Katherine Cecelia Orr in Fairmont, WV. He attended St. Peter’s Catholic High School and graduated from West Virginia University. He was a successful realtor in Marco Island, FL before relocating to Marianna, FL. Kevin regularly attended St. Anne Catholic Church and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. 

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Cecelia and brother, William M. Orr. 

Survivors include siblings, Mary Katherine Johnston of Salisbury, MD, Jane DeRollo of Charlotte, NC, Joseph A. Orr of Naples, FL and many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne Catholic Church at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel is in charge of arrangements and a private interment will follow.

Josie F. Lay

Josie F. Lay, 79, of Marianna, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center.

A native of Calhoun County, Ms. Lay had resided in Jackson County for the past several years. She was a member of Page Pond Assembly of God in Altha.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lay; parents, Alvin “Hasty” and Esther Williford; brother, Clay Williford.

Survivors include one daughter, Candace Cobb and husband, Jody along with their children, Ethan and Cindel all of Marianna; one son, Tony Lay and wife, Karen along with their children, Jackie and Nicole all of Altha; five sisters, Sylvia Veal of Bay Minette, AL, Sonja Miller and husband, Johnny of Altha, Pam Porter, Dawn Burke, and Karen Callaway all of Marianna; one brother, Henry “Wink” Williford and wife, Denise of Beatrice, NE along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Mt. Olive Cemetery with Dennis Cobb officiating, James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel

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

Lynne Marie Meyer

Lynne Marie Meyer, 58, of Marianna died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Jackson Hospital. 

A Native of Illinois, Mrs. Meyer had resided in Jackson County since 2002 where she worked in retail as a cashier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric Kent Meyer and her parents, Kenneth and Carolyn Epperson.

Survivors include her two sons, Nick and wife, Tara Meyer and Chris Meyer; grandsons, Paxton and Maverick Meyer all of Marianna; brother, Dana Epperson and wife, Colleen of Illinois; sister, Amy Burslem and husband, Clive of Canada.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Christian Center Church with Pastor Gino Mayo officiating.

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

Harold “Sonny” Pitman

Harold “Sonny” Pitman, 82, of Malone, FL went to be with the Lord at his residence on Monday, April 16, 2018 after a short battle with cancer.

Sonny was born March 29, 1936 in Dothan, AL and later moved to Pensacola, FL at six weeks old. As a teenager, Sonny worked in his fathers business, “Pensacola Glass Co.”. He joined the Air Force on January 19, 1955 and served as a Tactical Instructor at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX for one year, a Physical Training Instructor for one year, and was in missile and aircraft for two years. Sonny served his country in the Air Force until January 18, 1959 and left as an Airman First Class. He was a deacon and member of Friendship Baptist Church of Malone, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold G. and Martha Helen Whitman Pitman; daughters, Tamela Pitman Fowler and Pamela Pitman Sauseda; brother, Gordan Pitman and sister, Helen Andrianos.

Sonny is survived by his wife of 32 years, Margaret “Peggy” Pitman; sons, Mike Pitman and wife, Gina of Hineston, LA and Mark Pitman and wife, Rosie of Venice, FL,; daughter, Peggy Sue Pitman of Pensacola, FL; stepdaughter, Janine Owen and husband, Steve and one stepson, Allen Gilmore all of Sarasota, FL.; four grandchildren, Cassidy Aitken, Kevin Crough, Amanda Pitman and Wyatt Pitman; four great grandchildren, Devon Pitman, Skyler Nichols, Macie Aitken and Harper O’Quinn; one great great grand daughter, Farrah Pitman; sister, Martha Ann Wiggins of Pace, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Sumerlin, Dr. Charles Parker, & Dr. Shawn Buice officiating, James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund, 5507 Friendship Church Rd, Malone, FL, 32445.

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

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