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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

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Lillian Rehberg Hilburn

Lillian Rehberg Hilburn, 77 of Marianna died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Bay Medical Covenant Hospice Center in Panama City.

Lillian was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County.  She was born March 28, 1940 to the late Sidney Buford and Lucy Mae Hall Rehberg.  Lillian enjoyed cooking, working puzzles, crafts and gardening. She was a long time member of Marianna First Assembly of God Church for more than 30 years, but had been attending New Beginings Worship Center in Grand Ridge for the past year.

In addition to her parents, Lillian is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Hilburn; a son, Brian Hilburn. Survivors include her daughter, Betsy Hilburn of Atlanta; grandsons, Steven L. Hilburn, Joshua S. Copeland; a granddaughter, Rebekah L. Hilburn;  brothers, Virgil Rehberg and wife, Grace;  Rayburn L. Rehberg and wife, Thada Kay all of Marianna;  sister, Betty Hilburn of Baton Rough, LA.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Pastor Mike Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. No visitaion scheduled, flower accepted or memorial contributions may be made to New Beginnings Worship Center, 1165 Highway 69, Grand Ridge, Florida 32442. Condolences may be made online at

Ethel Grace Pilcher

Ethel Grace Pilcher, 77, of Grand Ridge, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her residence.

Ethel has resided in Grand Ridge all of her life. She began her career as a cosmetologist before becoming a school bus driver for Jackson County School Board. She retired from the Florida State Hospital in 1997. She was a lifetime member of El Bethel Assembly of God Church.  Ethel loved to cook, garden, fish and spend time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Myrtle Stephens Gibson; sister, Meleaze Perkins; great granddaughter, Alaina Jade Gibson.

She is survived by her loving husband, Marvin Pilcher; two daughters, Valerie Goodwin and husband, Bruce and Sheila Mercer and husband, Shane; son, Richard Pilcher and wife, Carolyn; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; sister, Marie Owens and husband, Anon; brother, Andy Gibson and wife, Susan; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at El Bethel Assembly of God Church with Revs. David Scruggs & Clinton Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Dykes Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

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

Condolences may be made online at

Troy George Herndon

Troy George Herndon, 77, of Chattahoochee FL passed away Friday October 13, 2017 at The Noland Hospital in Dothan Alabama. 

He was born on October 10, 1940 in Emanuel County Georgia and was a current resident of Decatur County Georgia. 

He retired from Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee a few years back but was currently employed there as a UTRS.  Troy was a devoted father and will be missed by all who knew him. 

Survivors include two children, a son, Troy Alan Herndon of Decatur County GA; a daughter, Amanda Wikle and husband Justin of Grand Ridge FL; one brother, Edward Herndon of Lyons GA; three sisters, Georgia Sands of Lyons GA; Christine Allen of Lyons GA; Esteen Merritt of Vidalia GA; and five grandchildren.  

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm central time Monday evening at James and Sikes Funeral Home in Marianna,  funeral services will immediately follow at 7pm also at James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2pm Eastern time at Zaidee Advent Christian Church in Soperton GA. with James& Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel direrting.

Condolences maybe expressed at

Eddie Lynn Green

Eddie Lynn Green, age 59, of Two Egg, Fl, passed away on Tuesday afternoon at his home. Born in Dellwood, Fl, to C.H. and Lena Green, he lived his whole life in Jackson County.

Lynn was born and raised on the farm and was always a hard worker. He was a gentle soul who could fix anything and went out of his way to help anyone. He loved his children and adored his five granddaughters. He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Young and her husband Mike, of Marianna, and his son, Jonathan Green and his wife Rachel, of Marianna. He also leaves 5 granddaughters, Jacelynn, Jaleigh, and Jersey Young, and Gradie and Mabrie Green. He is also survived by his brothers Wayne Green and his wife Christie, of Bristol, Terry Green of Grand Ridge, Allen and his wife Kay, of Greenwood, Mark and his wife Melody, of Sneads, and sister-n-law Dianne Green, of Sneads, as well as many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.H. and Lena Green, of Sneads, and three brothers, Thomas, Byron, and Jimmy.

The home going service for Lynn will be on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. cst, at James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel, 4278 Lafayette Street, Marianna. Visitation with the family will be immediately following. Private family Interment in New Hope Free Will Baptist Cemetery.

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