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Peoples Funeral Home

Peoples Funeral Home

5441 Cooper Street Graceville, Florida 32440 (850) 263-6834

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

Pearletha Merritt Harris

Mrs. Pearletha Merritt Harris of Cypress, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 10th at home with her caring and loving family at her side.  She was 76 years old.

 A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.  

 Her love and legacy will live on with her husband of 56 years, Rev. James Harris of Cypress, Florida; three children, James Harris Jr. of Panama City, Florida, Tommy Harris and wife Melissa of Cocoa Beach, Florida  and Susan Harris of Cypress, Florida; two sisters, Geneva Brown and husband George and Elnora Sainthill and husband Hamilton both of Cypress, Florida; one brother, Albert Merritt and wife Sylvia of Slocomb, Alabama; and a host of grands, great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 The family will receive friends at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, February 16th from 5-6p.m.

 A homegoing celebration will be held Satruday, February 17th at 11a.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David Cobb, Pastor, Rev. Wallace Godwin and Rev. Matthew Speights officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

 The remains will lie in repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Bethel.

Elouise Bryan

Mother Elouise Bryan of Marianna, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 28th at Jackson Hospital with her caring and devoted family at her side.  She was 90 years old.

 A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church.  She served actively until her health declined in the Senior Choir, Senior Women Ministry, Baptist Training Union, as a Sunday School Teacher and on the Mother’s Board.  She was also a very active member of the Heriones of Jericho Israel Court #99.  She retired from Florida State Hospital where she worked as a Unit Treatment Rehabilitation Specialist.

 Precious memories and cherished times will forever remain with two sons; Charles (Lucille) of Orlando, Florida and Carl Sr. (Flencenia) of Miami, Florida; one sister, Jenny Vera (James) of Sunrise, Florida; one brother, Clayton (Beatrice) of Miami, Florida; four grandchildren, Rev. Linda (Eddie) of Marianna, Florida, Linda (Gerald) of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Carla (Mario) of Miami, Florida and Carl Jr. of Miami, Florida; four great grandchildren, Lauren, Brittany both of Miami, Florida, Geralyn of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Jessica of Marianna, Florida; two godsons, Robert (Easter) of Greenwood, Florida and Bishop John (Dr. Sharon) of Marianna, Florida; caregiver, Linda Franklin; a special friend for more than 50 years, Lettie C. White of Greenwood, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 A celebration of a life well lived will be held Saturday, February 3rd at 11a.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Dwight Cockerham, Sr., Rev. Kenneth Baker, Rev. Anthony Granberry and Rev. Linda Ellis officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

 The remains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Mt. Tabor.

Rinzard Smith

Mr. Rinzard Smith of Grand Ridge, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 9th at Jackson Hospital with his family at his side.  He was 63 years old.

 A native of Jackson County, he was of the Baptist faith and a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a retired laborer from the construction industry.

 Precious memories will forever remain with a loving and devoted family; his wife of 40 years, Harriet G.. Smith of Grand Ridge, Florida; three daughters, Gunita Smith of Marianna, Florida, Dionne Smith of Grand Ridge, Florida and Chrissy Smith of Miami, Florida; two sons, Nickalist Lang (Rebecca) of Grand Ridge, Florida and Mario Faulk of Blountstown, Florida; his mother, Florizell Smith of Grand Ridge, Florida; two brothers, Solomon Smith and Dea. Abel Smith and wife Sherrika both of Grand Ridge, Florida; six sisters, Lillie Dickey, Diann Dawson and husband Calvin, Nora Smith, Nancy Smith all of Grand Ridge, Florida, Barbara Franklin and husband Adrian of Marianna, Florida and Ruthie Corker and husband Elijah of Gretna, Florida; one brother-in-law, Charles Gatlin and wife Nana of Tallahassee, Florida; four sisters-in-law, Carlyn Gatlin, Brenda Gatlin, Vernice Solomon all of Blountstown, Florida and Sherry Fagin and husband Al of Jacksonville, Florida; one god-sister, Christeen Garrett of Grand Ridge, Florida; 14 grandchildren, Brandon Smith, Marquice Smith, Ja’Vakia Brigham, LiRoy Travis, Angela Fagin, Makedra Thomas, Tyqwan Reed, Kentron Smith, Zy’Karia Edwards, Jaricka Thornton, Nikeysia McDuffie, Devonta McDuffie, Nicareyah Lang and Sharna Lang; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, January 13th at 3p.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Dwight Cockerham Sr., Rev. Randy McMillan, Rev. Mark Dudley, Rev. T.C. Smith and Min. John Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

 He will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 3p.m. funeral time on Saturday at Mt. Tabor.

Amelia Holden

Ms. Amelia Holden, of Marianna, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 7th at Chipola Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marianna.  She was 66 years old.

 A native of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a retired cook.

 She leaves precious memories with one son, Travis Demon Holden of Marianna, Florida; three sisters, Sarah Calhoun of Newark, New Jersey, Lillie Roberts and Susie Grimsley both of Tallahassee, Florida; one grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, January 13th at 2p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alonzo Wilburn officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

 The remains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 2p.m. funeral time on Saturday at St. John.

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