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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/

George Christopher Wilson

George Christopher Wilson, affectionately known as “Frog” passed away, Monday, July 31, 2017.

Born on May 24, 1965 in Winter Haven, Florida, “Frog” moved to the Poplar Springs Community, and was a 1983 graduate of Poplar Springs High School. He worked in Maintenance at Poplar Springs School for the past 20 years and the kids affectionately called him “Uncle Frog”. Frog enjoyed not only many unusual plants but also raising a variety of chickens. He will truly be missed by everyone at school but also the community.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Bro. Byron Faircloth officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 p.m. until time of service.

Preceded in death by his father George Franklin Wilson

Survived by his beloved mother Syble Wilson; sisters and brothers, Diane Carswell, Georgia Haas, Charlie Wilson, Craig Wilson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Olene Patterson

Mrs. Olene Patterson, 94 of Graceville, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at SHC at the Courtyard in Marianna, FL.

Mrs. Olene was born in Madrid, AL on December 26, 1922 to the late James Monroe Tindell and Bessie Magdalene Hatcher Tindell. A beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Olene had the most caring and kindest heart, always reaching out to the care and concern for others. She managed the Jr. Food Store in Graceville for over 20 years and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Her Life will be 11 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Revs. Juno Douglas and Bill Mayo officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Flowers accepted or make memorials to your favorite charity.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Predeceased by her husband Rosby “Pat” Patterson, grandson Michael McGee, and brother Quillon Tindell.

Survived by three daughters Lounette Brown, Sneads, FL, Ruth Johnson and Shirley Ann Patterson, Chattahoochee, FL; one sister Myrtle Cobb, Hartford, AL, two grandchildren Patrick McGee, Kathy Paxton; eight great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Jane Cooper Owens

Mrs. Jane Cooper Owens, 98, passed away in Panama City, Florida, on July 10, 2017, after a brief illness.  Jane was born December 7, 1918, to Jesse and Lena Cooper in Bainbridge, Georgia.  She was predeceased by her parents, her three siblings, and her beloved husband, John D. Owens, of Graceville, Florida.  She was raised in Dothan, Alabama, and lived in Graceville most of her adult life.  She spent her final years in independent living at the Mathison Methodist Retirement Center in Panama City.  A graduate of Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University), Jane retired as a founding staff member of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) in Chipley, Florida.

Jane is survived by her son, John C. Owens (Margaret) of Atlanta; by her daughter, Beth O. Deluzain (Ed) of Panama City; by her granddaughters Amy O. Shaw (Melvin), Susan D. Barry (Sean), and Catherine D. Meek (Mike); and by her grandson John M. Owens.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren Liza Meek, and Hannah and Hadley Shaw.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Marvin Chapel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to either the First Methodist Church of Graceville (P.O. Box 376, Graceville, FL  32440) or the Bay Education Foundation (1311 Balboa Ave., Panama City, FL  32401). James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Expressions  of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com

Sadie Dixon

Mrs. Sadie Dixon, 94 of Poplar Springs Community, Graceville, FL passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Mrs. Sadie was born in Holmes County, Florida on October 30, 1922. Beloved mother and grandmother, she was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

A celebration of her life will be 3 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church with Revs. Travis Free, Ernie Gray and Chester Padgett officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. Flowers accepted or those wishing can make memorials to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 1348 Hwy. 173 Graceville, FL  32440.

Family will receive friends at the church Sunday 2 p.m. until time of service.

Predeceased by her husband Bill Dixon, one son Harvey Dixon,  parents Harvey and Hettie Killingsworth Chestnut.

Survived by her loving son Jerry Dixon and wife Charlotte, Graceville; three grandsons Eddie (Marcy) Dixon, Ron (Paula) Dixon, Johnny (Tina) Dixon, seven great grandchildren Joshua (Ashlyn) Dixon, Eli (Kimberly) Dixon, Jordan (John) Walsingham, Joley Dixon, Cami (Reid) Hatcher, Lydia Dixon, Amery Dixon; six great great grandchildren Roxy, Asher, Joshua, Kincaid, Nash, Sam; several nieces and nephews.

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

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