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James and Lipford Funeral Home

James and Lipford Funeral Home

5390 Cotton Street Graceville, FL  32440  (850) 263-3238

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

William Edward Holman

Rev. William Edward Holman, 83 of Chipley, FL passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at his residence.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Marvin Chapel

Cemetery with Revs. Dale Worley and Ernie Gray officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, 10 a.m. until time of service.

Bro. Holman was born in Houston County, AL on July 26, 1933 to the late Sidney and Verna McCall Holman. A U.S. Army Veteran, Bro. Holman was an ordained Minister retiring from Sunny Hill Chapel. Over the years he served as pastor in several churches in our area. Bro. Holman also worked for a number of years with West Florida Electric Cooperative. He was presently a member and trustee of the Graceville Community Church.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife Effie, two sons Ronnie, Greg, brothers and sister Louie, Henry, Johnny, Junior and Alice.

Survived by his children Eddy Holman and wife Mary; Reba Holman; four grandchildren Amanda Holman, Christon Patrick, Christopher Ackerman, Zachary Griffin; two great grandchildren Montana and Haley, a host of nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford.com

Charles L. Mitchell

Charles L. Mitchell, 76 of Graceville, FL went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at his residence.

Home-going service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Damascus Baptist Church with Revs. Brian Taylor and Chester Padgett officiating. Burial will follow in Church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, May 30 at Damascus Baptist Church, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to Damascus Baptist Church 5083 Hwy. 77 Graceville, FL  32440 or Covenant Hospice 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446.

Born near Clio, Alabama, Mr. Charles was a graduate of Barbour County High School and he was a U.S. Army National Guardsman for a number of years. He worked with Pea River Electrical Cooperative for several years, transferring to West Florida Electric Cooperative in Graceville where he retired as a lineman following 33 years.

An acclaimed Blacksmith, Mr. Charles was very gifted making several hand rails, crosses and many other works not only for his church, but for many in and around the community. He looked out for the less fortunate especially widows and children.

Predeceased by his father Ocie Mitchell, mother Thelma Arnold Mitchell Carmichael, step-father Charlie Carmichael, one brother Larry Mitchell.

Survived by his beloved wife Ann Mitchell, Graceville; two daughters Wendy Mitchell, Dothan, AL, Lori Franklin(Dana), Chipley; two brothers Gerald Mitchell(Betty), Enterprise, AL, Bobby Mitchell(Katy), Ozark, AL; three sisters Jeanette Brundage(Al), Columbus, GA, Dot Carmichael, Dothan, Frances Taylor(Joseph), Ozark, AL; two grandchildren Lana Carol Skipper, Evan Thomas Franklin, several nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford.com

Betty Jean Toole Bruner

 

Betty Jean Toole Bruner, 87 of Cottondale, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Covenant Care Bay Med Center in Panama City, FL.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Revs. Wendell Dinkins and Addis Habbard officiating.

Burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral Home Tuesday, 10 a.m. until time of service.

Ms. Betty was born in Cottonwood, AL on August 22, 1929 to the late Adel Toole and Leonia West Toole. A beloved wife and mother, Ms. Betty enjoyed the farm with her husband, cooking for her family and tending to her flowers. She was a long time member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church before becoming a member of Campbellton United Methodist Church.

Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Willie Paul Bruner, two sons Lee Bruner and Mark Bruner.

She is survived by one son Tim Bruner(Vicky), Cottondale; two daughters, Rena McClenny(Derrel), Dothan, AL; Diane Smith(Grady), Graceville; one brother Thomas Toole(Barbara), Graceville; two sisters Janice Brannon(J.W.), Abbeville, AL, Faye Bell(Hiram), Graceville; four grandchildren Terisa Kopp(Robby), Jeremy McClenny(Gentry), Chad McClenny(Cami), Shannon Holton(Brian); eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

“Thank you” to Dot’s Caring Hands and a very “special thank you” to Sharon Eubanks for the love, care and concern shown to our mother and grandmother.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford.com

Minnie Merle Hart

Minnie Merle Hart, 91 of Graceville, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Jerry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, 10 a.m. until time of Service.

Ms. Merle was born in Esto, FL on November 11, 1925 to the late Henry Warren and Katie Daniel Thweatt. Ms Merle worked along with her family on the farm and also was a waitress for many years.

Predeceased by her parents, infant son Charles Allen Hart, brother Clyde Thweatt, two sisters Bernice Brock and Maudie Miles.

Survived by two children James Hart, Lina Allen; nine grandchildren Diane Peacock, Judy Abercrombie, Ronnie Peacock, Michelle Peacock, Jerry Hart, Sabrina Blalock, Holly Walker, Jamie Hart, Jennifer Lunsford; fourteen great grandchildren Celina Crenshaw, Scott Prejean, Jeremy Habitz, Corey Blalock, Devin Walker, Savanna Peacock, Courtney Blalock, Macala Peacock, Rita Selba, Jerry Hart, Jr., Adela Rivas, Brianna Valdez, Asianna Hart, Jocelyne Willis; twelve great grandchildren Tyler, Cassie, Jaxson, Logan, Bailey, Chad, Aslynn, Hailey, Bryant, Alauna, Elijah, Kyler.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford.com

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