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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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Gail Glenda (Reeves) Brandt

Gail Glenda (Reeves) Brandt of Campbellton, FL passed away peacefully at her son’s house on July 31st in Crawfordville, FL at the age of 75.

Gail was born on January 7, 1943 in Campbellton, FL to Joseph Henry (Doc) Reeves and Dorothy Lee (Bass) Reeves. She met her husband Ray and they were married in 1960.  Gail enjoyed sewing, crocheting and many other crafting projects and often made various items for family and friends.  Gail and Ray both spent many years in their motor home traveling and meeting new friends, Gail never met a stranger. Many of the children in her community adopted Gail and Ray and they became Aunt Gail and Uncle Ray.  Gail was a member of the United Methodist Church of Campbellton, FL.

Gail is survived by her children, Dennis Brandt (Edie) of Crawfordville, FL and Cathy Brandt of St. Petersburg, FL; sibling, Dorothy (James) Reeves Davis of Campbellton, FL; her grandchildren, Gary Brandt, Christina Munoz, Mary Lee (Jake) Blume, Jeana Lynn Brandt and Jeremy Brandt; and 8 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Gary Brandt; her father Joseph Reeves; her mother Dorothy Reeves; her older sister Joan (Reeves) Deese; and her older brother Clark Reeves.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, August 5th at 3:00pm at James and Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville, FL.  The family will receive friends from 2:00pm – 3:00pm before the service.  Rev. Addis Habbard will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gail’s life. 

Margaret Taylor

Mrs. Margaret Taylor, 92 of Graceville, Florida, formerly of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Corry, Pennsylvania on December 20, 1925. A beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Taylor enjoyed time spent with her family. She was a member of Deer Lake United Methodist Church in Tallahassee.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m.(CDT), Saturday, July 21, 2018 at East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Josh Blount, Debbie Taylor and Brian Taylor officiating.

Graveside service will follow at 4 p.m.(EDT), Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery 843 Piedmont Drive Tallahassee, Florida with Rev. Jim Govatos officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Saturday, 10 a.m. until time of service.

Predeceased by her husband L. D. ‘Bo” Taylor and one son Larry Thomas Taylor.

Survived by two sons John Dennis Taylor(Kay), Tallahassee; Donald K. “Don” Taylor(Debbie), Graceville; five grandchildren Michael Dennis Taylor(Jill), Brian Thomas Taylor(Amanda), Jason Matthew Taylor(Ashley), Kelli Alise Taylor, Kevin Allen Taylor(Candace) and eleven great grandchildren.

Charles T. Cooley

Charles T. Cooley, 87 of Graceville passed away, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his residence.

Home-going service will be 12 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at New Home Baptist Church with Revs. Buddy Shumaker and Brian Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing.

Family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Charles was born in Graceville on January 5, 1931 to the late David and Vela Miller Cooley. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Mr. Charles lived in Ft. Meade then to Bartow from 1950-1993. During that time he started and owned several business’s, Cooley TV & Repair, Cooley’s Tire & Hardware, Charlie’s Steak House and White’s Auto 1968-1992. Moving back to Graceville after his retirement he was a member of New Home Baptist Church where he and his wife Kathleen spearheaded the Bluegrass Gospel Jam. He was a pilot and instrumental in several things with the Tri-county Airport where he served as a board member for several years. Mr. Charles was a Fiddler and played with the Bluegrass Pickers.

Predeceased by his wife Kathleen Cooley, grandson-in-law Michael McHan, brother David Cooley and sister Claudia McMackin.

Survived by three children James Cooley(Cindy), Diane Geiger, Steve Cooley(Monette Castro), Graceville, FL; companion Ida M. Cook, Dothan, AL; six grandchildren, Bo Cooley, Misty Kilgore Lord, Kimberly Howze, Charlie Cooley, Cassie McHan, Stephanie Cooley; thirteen great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at

William Henry Wilson

William Henry Wilson, 72 of Graceville, passed away, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center.

William was born in Pike County, Alabama on June 20, 1946 to the late Henry and Lois Napper Wilson. He worked a number of years with Amerigas and was of the Baptist faith.

A Memorial Service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Windsor officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, 2 p.m. until time of service.

William was predeceased by his beloved wife Zella Goodman Wilson.

He is survived by eight children Lori Wilson, Daryl Monk, David Monk, Johnny Monk, Rev. Buddy Goodman, Joyce Shipes, Nancy Post, Angie Patten; one brother Rex Wilson, one sister Corena Courtney; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at

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