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James and Lipford Funeral Home

James and Lipford Funeral Home

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

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Sara Lash Macmillan

1/15/1979 - 12/1/2018

Sara Macmillan, 39, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Sara was born on January 15, 1979 in Alexandria, Virginia to Miller L. Macmillan and Nancy B. Macmillan. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as an infant, Sara grew up and attended schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Following her parents’ separation and subsequent divorce in 1994, Sara lived with her mother in Atlanta until 2006. Because of unfortunate circumstances, in April of 2006 Sara was removed from her mother’s custody. That same month she was reunited with her father and introduced to his second wife, Chris Harrelson of Graceville and Destin, Florida.

For the last 12 years, Sara was a much-loved resident at the Rainbow House group home in Chipley, Florida. Sara’s father and stepmother offer special thanks to Melody Smith, Cheryl Strickland, Dianna Williford, Alicia Cross, Cheyenne Corbin, and the compassionate staff of professionals at the Rainbow House, to Sandy Pritchard and the staff at Arc, to Sherri Evans, Sara’s Support Coordinator, and to Covenant Hospice for their assistance in Sara’s final days.

Sara’s, Miller’s and Chris’s many friends and family are invited to attend a memorial celebration of her life at the James & Lipford funeral home in Graceville, Florida beginning at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 13, 2018, with visitation following the ceremony. Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial gift donations may be made to the Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc., 1335 South Blvd, Chipley, Florida 32428. Arc is a day training center for adults with disabilities, and a place Sara loved to be.

Grace Ashley Glaze

Grace Ashley Glaze went to be with the Lord on December 4, 2018 at the age of 94. Mrs. Glaze was born on January 8, 1924 in DeKalb County, Alabama, to Charles Ashley and Kattie Mitchell Ashley. Mrs. Glaze was married to her loving husband, Dr. Redus Edgar Glaze, for almost 72 year before his death in 2012.

Mrs. Glaze was an educator, having taught elementary school for 28 years in New Orleans, Louisiana, where her husband was Professor of New Testament and Greek at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for 32 years. She was a gifted Sunday School teacher from her teen years until her late 80ties. After the Glazes retired, they moved from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Cullman, Alabama. There they were active members at First Baptist Church, Cullman. The Glazes served at Lake Catoma Baptist Church, where he was pastor. She assisted her husband in teaching seminary extension classes for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2015 she moved to Graceville, Florida, to a cottage on the campus of The Baptist College of Florida, where she was a member of First Baptist Church of Graceville. Affectionately known as Miss Grace, she was always showing love and care for the members of her family, church and community. Mrs. Glaze was gifted in sewing, creating and teaching ceramics, crocheting, cooking and decorating.

Mrs. Glaze is preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Ward and Ruby Ashley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: J. D. and Ruby Glaze Glasscock; Herman and Nancy Glaze Dunkin; brother-in law James Ray Glaze.

She is survived by her four children: Linda Glaze Vaughn (Judson) of Graceville, Florida; Judith Glaze Pruitt (William) of Pell City, Alabama; Joseph Edgar Glaze (Jenny) of Newtown, Connecticut; and Betty Glaze Dyess (Steven) of Rochester, Minnesota; sisters-in-law: Louise Glaze McDowell (Robert) of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Patty Glaze of Montgomery, Alabama; 13 Grandchildren, 28 Great-grandchildren, 4 Great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

James and Lipford Funeral Home, Graceville, Florida, is in charge of the arrangements. The service will be held on December 10 at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 600 Hopewell Dr. N. E. Hanceville, Alabama; visitation at 1:00p.m., service at 2:00p.m. The burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery next to the church.

Memorial gifts may be given to The Baptist College of Florida, Graceville, Florida.

Expressions of sympathy and remembrances can be made at

Linnard Norsworthy

Mr. Linnard Norsworthy, 86 of Clermont, Florida, passed away on December 4, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Linnard was born in Andalusia, Alabama, on February 21, 1932. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, he worked in construction for 10 years and in law enforcement for over 20 years, Mr. Linnard was a deputy in the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy in the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Department, and the Chief of Police in Cottondale. He was also a mayor and city commissioner for Cottondale for several years. Besides serving these communities in police and political positions, he loved to fish.

A Home-going service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Campbellton, Florida, with Rev. Luther Pumphrey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing.

Family will receive friends at the church Friday, 10 a.m. until time of service.

Preceded in death by his parents James Garfield Norsworthy and Lillian Goodson Norsworthy, two sisters Bernice Skipper, Bessie Mae Langford, brother L.G. Norsworthy and step-son Kevin Scalf.

Survived by his wife Sheila Porter Norsworthy, Clermont, FL; three children Mike (Doreen) Norsworthy, Sheila (Randy) Crum, Bristol, FL, Jennings (Tammy) Norsworthy, Graceville; two step-children Sabrina (Jason) Chaloux, Clermont, Craig (Rhonda) Scalf, Clarksville, FL; two sisters Peggy Miles, Graceville, Faye Deal, Montgomery, AL; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at

Dorothy Coates

Ms. Dorothy Coates, 79 of Sneads, Florida formerly of West Palm Beach, FL passed away, Friday, November 30, 2018.

Ms. Dorothy was born in Lawtey, FL on November 18, 1939 to the late Ocie and  Edna Bryant Taylor. Beloved mother and grandmother, Ms. Dorothy was a certified nursing assistant working in the medical field for many years.

A Home-going service will be held 11 .m., Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

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

Preceded in death by two daughters Brenda Picerno, Donna Petrov and one brother-in-law, Charles Thompson. 

Survived by four children Howard (Cheri) Coates, Wellington, FL,  Michael (Linda) Coates, Mt. Holly, NC, Bobby (Anna) Coates, Minooka, IL, Rebecca “Becky” (Eugene) Staer, Sneads, FL; son-in-law Carl Picerno, Palm Beach, FL;

one sister Judy Thompson, Richmond, VA; sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

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