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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/

Ellis “Hamp” Christmas

Rev. Ellis “Hamp” Christmas, 92 of the Poplar Springs Community, Graceville, FL went home to be with the Lord, Monday, February 19, 2018.

Bro. Ellis, retired Chief Warrant Officer 3 of the U.S. Army, retired in 1966. He served over 21 years in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, where he received several accommodations and medals. He was a bi-vocational minister serving over the years in Jackson, Holmes and Washington Counties. He also retired from Continental Telephone known today as Verizon. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he taught the Adult II Sunday School Class.

A Home-going service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church with Revs. Sam Totten, Mitchell Holsonback and Kent Lampp officiating. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full U.S. Army Military  Honors, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the church Thursday, 1 p.m. until time of service.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials in his name be made to Bethel Baptist Church 1349 hwy. 173 Graceville, FL 32440 or Emerald Coast Hospice 1130 South Blvd, Chipley, FL 32428.

Predeceased by his parents Ellis Harry and Mattie Elizabeth Burk Christmas, grandson Jonathan Harris, three brothers Don, Earl and Hubert Christmas, two sisters Arleen Gay and Mary Elaine Holley.

Survived by his beloved wife of eighteen years Brenda Christmas, Graceville, four children Sandra (Fred) Brockway, Lincolnton, NC, Wanda (Roy) Harris, Pace, FL, Deborah (Eddie) Newsome, Marianna, FL, Steven (Suzette) Christmas, Cottondale, FL; four grandchildren Melissa (Tim) Smith, Jason (Jennifer) Harris, Rachel (Zeppi) Guillo, Jessica Christmas; six great grandchildren Anna and Camden Smith, Jack, Jake and Jude Harris, Rebekah Guillo; step-daughter Brandy (Tim) Roberts, Catlettsburg, KY; three step grandchildren Madalyn, Emma Grace and C.J. Roberts; two brothers Alton “Al” (Dale) Christmas, Cottondale, FL, Ben Christmas, Lake City, FL; one sister Helen Jean Cotton, Tallahassee, FL; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

 

Rebecca “Becky” Ryken Barnes

Rebecca “Becky” Ryken Barnes, 56 of Kynesville, FL passed away Saturday February 17, 2018.

 Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Becky was a graduate of Graceville High School, Class of 1979. Becky collected pigs and loved going to flea markets and yard sales. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Graceville.

 Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Graceville, with Revs. Tom Anderson and David Eldridge officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Assembly of God Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

 Family will receive friends at the church Tuesday, 1 p.m. until time of service.

 Flowers accepted or family request those wishing to make memorials to Potter’s House of Prayer 3064 Russ Road Marianna, Florida 32446.

 Predeceased by her father, Robert “Bob” Ryken. 

Survived by her husband Roger Barnes, Kynesville, FL; mother, Shirley Ryken, Graceville; two sons Robert K. (Misty) Waldron, Bonifay, FL, Cory A. (Terri) Waldron, Graceville; grandchildren T.J. Waldron, Arabella Waldron, Stella Waldron, Brock Waldron; two brothers David Ryken, Purvis, MS, Johnny (Alesia) Ryken, Noma, FL; two uncles, Robert Earl (Barbara) Payne, Marianna, FL, Edward Ryken, CO, three aunts Esther Kennis, MO, Genevieve Baird, IA, Carolyn Barnhill, MI; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Barbara “Bobbi” Seddon

Barbara “Bobbi” Seddon, 85 of Graceville, FL went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 15, 2018.

 Ms. Bobbi loved the Lord with all her heart. She and Mr. George were passionate about missions and were able to travel and share the Gospel on many mission trips. She was a member of Carmel Assembly of God Church where she was very involved. During the fall, Mexico Beach was their second home. Powdered doughnuts and coffee at sunset was a tradition known and shared by family and friends. Another passion was watching her grandchildren play sports. Mymommie, as they called her, could always be heard cheering them on from Little League to college play. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be truly missed.

Celebration of her life will be 10 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Carmel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jerry Moore officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Cumi Sanders, husband George Seddon, Sr., son George Seddon, Jr., two sisters Ruth Sanders and Pat Miller.

Survived by three children Anita (David) Rhoads, Anderson, SC, Susan (Matt) McIntosh, Amy (Terrell) Miller, Graceville; daughter-in-law LaVonda Seddon, Calhoun, GA. Ten grandchildren Candace (Todd) Owens, Sarah (Kyle) Bolt, Emily (David) Walker, Anderson, SC, Megan Seddon, Columbia, SC, George Seddon, III, Calhoun, GA, Seth (Mallory) Gay, Chipley, FL, Kelli (Evan) Messer, Brooke McIntosh, Graceville, Austin (Kaycie) Miller, Ocala, FL, Eli (Railey) Miller, Graceville; eleven great- grandchildren Madelynn, Carson, Tyler, Sydney, Katelyn, Claire, Logan, Lydia, Brayden, Brantley, Bryce; brother George (Ann), Sanders, Pensacola, FL, two sisters-in-law Marge (Jack) Bollinger, Peoria, IL, Linda (Don) Upton, Springfield, MO; a host of nieces and nephews.

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

Alton “Al” Caddell

Alton “Al” Caddell, 78 of Graceville passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

A celebration of his life will be 10 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Bro. Jimmy Williams, Jr. and Bro. Coy Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in Howard Cemetery in Campbellton, Florida. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 16, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to Paisley Corbitt c/o Peoples Bank P.O. Box 596 Graceville, FL 32440.

Mr. Al was born in Moncks Corner, SC on December 18, 1939. A U. S. Coast Guard Veteran, Mr. AL was a long distance trucker and owner/operator of C & C Trucking. He loved to Karaoke with his beloved wife and spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. And as we all tell him so-long for now we can honestly say “your shift is over driver you can rest now…”

He is survived by his beloved wife Lottie Caddell, Graceville; two sons Steven Liebherr and John Liebherr, SC; five daughters Cyndi (Rick) Ward, Cheryl Penson, TX, Donna (Steve) Sims, FL, Sherri (Jimmy) Williams, AL, Regina (Chris) McCloskey, FL; four brothers, George Morton, OK, James Potter, Clayton Morton, SC, Spencer Morton, GA; two sisters Patsy Phillips, Judy Metts, SC; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews.

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

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