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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/

James Speights

Mr. James Speights of Cottondale, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 18th at home with his family at his side.  He was 61 years old.

A native of Jackson County, he was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Henshaw Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as a Steward, Class Leader, Financial Secretary, Church Treasurer, and was a active member of the Combined Choir, Church School, Greeters People Ministry.  James was also a member of the NAACP, President of Sons of Allen and of The United Professionals.

James was a graduate of Cottondale High School, Chipola Junior College and received his BS from Florida State University.  He gained employment with the Department of Corrections in 1980 and moved up in ranks, recently retiring as the Assistant Warden of the Jefferson Correction Institution.

James leaves to cherish his memories with a loving and caring mother, Eula Dell Speights of Cottondale, Florida; four brothers, Robert, John, Fredrick and Wilmer Speights all of Cottondale, Florida; six sisters, Lynda Speights, Valinda Davis and husband Gerry, Demeka Hudson and husband Fashan and Sandrea Speights all of Cottondale, Florida, Emma Peterson of Vernon, Florida and Mary Early of Marianna, Florida; special friends, Derwin Hazelton of Marianna, Florida, Sylvia Williams of Tallahassee, Florida and Regina Pope of Cottondale, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Viewing for James will be held at the Henshaw Chapel A.M.E. Church in Cottondale on Friday, September 22nd  from 5-7p.m.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, September 23rd at 1p.m. at Second West Missionary Baptist Association Church with Rev. Lawrence Gantt, Rev. Lenny Marshall, Rev. Clay Long, Rev. Brenda Henderson, Rev. David Green and Minister Billy White officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem A.M.E. Church Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna. 

James will lie-in-repose at Second West on Saturday, from 11a.m. until 1p.m. funeral time.

Lydia C. Speights

Mrs. Lydia C. Speights of Marianna, Florida entered into eternal rest on September 5, 2017 at Jackson Hospital.  She was 85 years old.

A native of Bristol, Florida, she resided in Marianna most of her adult life.  She was of the Baptist faith and a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board and in other departments as needed until she became ill.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her husband of 52 years, John M. Speights of Marianna; two sons, Myers McCray, Sr. of Royal Palm Beach, Florida and Morris Bowden of Bainbridge, Georgia; two sisters, Mae Agnes Garrett of Bristol, Florida and Marie Gridiron of Corona, California; 11 grandchildren, Karen Rogers, Lisa Burroughs, Deana McCray, Tameka McCray, Marcus McCray, Ashleigh McCray, Myers McCray, II, Fernando McCray, Elder Michael McClendon, Ronald Bowden, Sr. and Tasha Bowden; one brother-in-law, Roosevelt Garrett; five sisters-in-law, Alice Black, Roseanne Soloman, Betty Speights, Louise Speights and Nellie Speights; two special and devoted nieces like daughters, Mildred Holden and Gloria Parrish; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

A homegoing celebration will held Saturday, September 9th at 1p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Elder Michael McClendon, Rev. Dickson and Rev. Hollis McClendon 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 at St. John on Saturday for one hour prior to the 1p.m. funeral time.

Monroe Rhynes, Sr

Mr. Monroe Rhynes, Sr. of Marianna, Florida entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 10th at Jackson Hospital.  He was 78 years old.

A native of Jackson County, he was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bethel Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Precious memories will forever remain with one son, Monroe Rhynes, Jr. and wife Wendy of Marianna, Florida; one daughter, Bernice Rhynes of Marianna, Florida; one brother, Sylvester Rhynes of Kansas City, Missouri; three sisters, Eva Pearl Brown and husband Robert of Marianna, Florida, Clyde Mae Howard of Pensacola, Florida and Ida Mae McLemore and husband Macon of Haines City, Florida; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Rosetta Rhynes of New Jersey and Carrie Rhynes of Rochester, New Yorkand a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, August 19th at 11a.m. at Bethel Star Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor George Williams, Min. James Rhynes and Min. Virgil Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

Mr. Rhynes will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Bethel Star.

Jerome Garrett

Mr. Jerome Garrett, affectionately called Rome, of Greenwood, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 3rd at home of his sister with his family at his side.  He was 63 years old.

He was a native of Jackson County, of the Baptist faith and was a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church.  He resided in Miami for several years, working in the construction industry.  After retirement, he returned home to Greenwood.

Precious memories will forever remain with one son, Tyrone Durden of Gainesville, Florida; two daughters, Rashonda Collins of Trenton, New Jersey and Nicole Durden of Gainesville, Florida; one brother, Coley Garrett Jr. and wife Mary of Miami, Florida; two sisters, Josephine Garrett Gray and Nellie Black both of Marianna, Florida; six grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, June 10th at 1p.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor  Dwight Cockerham Sr. and Rev. William Harvey 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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