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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/

Willie ‘BoBo’ Blaine

 

Mr. Willie ‘BoBo’ Blaine of Irvington, New Jersey and formerly of Marianna, Florida was born to the late Golden and Irene Blaine on April 22, 1945 in Jackson County, Florida.  He entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 7th at home in New Jersey.  He was 72 years old.

He was of the Methodist faith and a former member of Magnolia A.M.E. Church.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired as a driver from the New Jersey Transit System.

Precious memories will forever remain with one son, Reggie Blaine of Irvington, New Jersey; one daughter, Nikki Nicole Nash of Stafford, Virginia; one sister, Deloris Yitti Williams of Marianna, Florida; two nieces, Sharon McMillion and husband Bishop John and Arlisa Bryant Walker and husband Norman of Jacksonville, Florida; one nephew, Milton Chucky Bryant of Warren, Ohio; two great nieces, one great nephew and one great-great niece; and a host of cousins and other family and friends.

A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, November 16th from 4:30-6:30 at Magnolia African Methodist Episcopal Church with Dr. Sharon McMillion presiding.  Committal Services will be held graveside on Friday, November 17th at 12 noon at Magnolia African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery with Bishop John McMillion officiating.  Interment will follow with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

Elijah Jackson, Jr.

Mr. Elijah Jackson, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 7th at home with his caring and devoted family at his side.  He was 87 years old.

He was a native of Jackson County, of the Baptist faith and a former member of Mt. Cello Missionary Baptist Church.  He retired as a Human Service Worker from Sunland Center.

Precious memories will forever remain with his wife, Hettie L. Jackson of Marianna, Florida; four sons, Lester Tensley and wife Deshonna of Dothan, Alabama, Jessie Jackson, Allen Earl Jackson and Robert Tensley all of Marianna, Florida; three daughters, Karen Morgan and husband Walter, Ruby Artis and Lisa Jackson and Roger Laster all of Marianna, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Annie Mae Jackson and Mozell Jackson both of Marianna, Florida; two special cousins, Glenn Williams and Cedric Brown both of Marianna, Florida; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, November 18 at 11a.m. at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church with Pastor Ronald D. Mizer, Rev. Frances Menchion, Rev. C.L. Wilson and Chaplain Flavious Pittman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

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

Evetta Clemmons

Ms. Evetta Clemmons of Marianna, Florida entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 11th at home with her family at her side.  She was 84 years old.

A native of Jackson County, she was of the Methodist faith and a member of Magnolia African Methodist Episcopal Church.  She retired from the Jackson County School System where she worked in the culinary department.

Precious memories will forever remain with her caregiver and devoted daughter, Ellaretha Clemmons of Marianna, Florida; two sons, Vernon Clemmons of Dallas, Texas and Calvin Clemmons of Charlston, South Carolina; one sister, Linda Ward and husband Marvin of Campbellton, Florida; one brother, John L. Glover of Seffner, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, November 18th at 11a.m. at Springfield African Methodist Episcopal Church with Pastor Hollis McClendon, Pastor Evelyn Creal-Wilcox, Rev. Dovie Lewis and Rev. Dr. Sam Everrett officiating.  Interment will follow in the Magnolia African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

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

Lillie Ruth Sims

Mrs. Lillie Ruth Sims of Orlando, Florida and formerly of the Two Egg Comunity entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 5th.  She was 88 years old.

A native of Jackson County, she resided in Orange County most of her adult life and was employed at Mercy Hospital until she retired.  She was a member of Agape Christian Center Church, where she sang in the choir.

She was united in holy matrimony to the late Douglas Lee.  This union was blessed with five children; three of whom preceded her in death, Doll Ruth, Douglas (Man) and Roy Lee.  She was further preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

She later met and married Ben Sims Jr.  This union was blessed with one step-daughter, Wanda.

She leaves to cherish a lifetime of precious memories with a loving family; one daughter, Geneva Lee of Orlando, Florida; one son, Robert Earl Lee of Orlando, Florida; step-daughter, Wanda Sims of Miami, Florida; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a multitude of great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, November 18th at 12 noon at Gethsemane Church of Christ Written in Heaven with Presiding Elder Horace Horne, Dr. Christopher Byars, Min. Sandra Tiggs and Min. Genoa Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

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