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Lanier-Andler Funeral Home

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home

8261 U.S. 90 Sneads, FL 32460  (850) 593-9900

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Gary Michael Wright

Mr. Gary Michael Wright, age 43 of Sneads, Florida passed away on March 9, 2017 in Marianna, Florida.  Gary was born in Tampa, Florida on January 18, 1974.  He was an avid Sportsman and genuinely loved life.  Gary dearly loved his family and spending time with them. 

Gary is survived by one son, Jacob “Jake” Wright of Panama City, FL; his father, David “Nick” Wright of Sneads, FL; one brother, David Steven Wright and his wife Amber of Panama City, FL; one niece and one nephew; as well as, a host of other family and friends. 

Gary was preceded in death by his loving mother Bonnie Douthit Wright.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM CDT and a private Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM CDT both at 8142 Old Spanish Trail Sneads, FL.

In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to The American Cancer Society at 2012 –A Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL  32405

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Elaine Maggi

Mrs. Ruth Elaine Maggi, 64, passed away peacefully at her home, in Sneads, Florida.  Ruth had been a proud den mother and scout master for the Boy Scouts and had also spent time as a crossing guard and EMT while living in New Hampshire.  She was a member of the Sneads Assembly of God Church.  She was a loving and generous person.  She loved to read and knit in her spare time.  Ruth was a loving, kind woman who was a natural  caregiver.

She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Edward Maggi of Sneads, Florida;   two sons, John Coates (Linda) of Two Egg, Florida and Jeff Coates (Jennifer) of Concord, New Hampshire; two brothers Lorin and James Newell of Manchester, New Hampshire; two sisters, Christine and Valerie; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family of Ruth Maggi will be in charge of the arrangements, but feel free to call Lanier-Andler Funeral Home at 850-593-9900 for details.

 

Carolyn A. Allen

Mrs. Carolyn A. Allen, 65, a native of and a lifelong resident of Jackson County, Florida was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.  She loved to be out in her garden tending to her flowers and she loved to go fishing whenever the opportunity presented itself. She loved her precious grandchildren and always found time to spend with them.

Carolyn is survived by her very loving husband, Nelson Allen, Sr. of Sneads, Florida;  her two daughters, Melissa Varn and husband John of Dellwood, Florida and Nelwyn Luman and her husband Jonathan of Stonefield Community, Florida; her son, Nelson Allen, Jr. and his wife Amy of Sneads;    two sisters, Mary Alice Neal of Tampa, Florida and Diane Phillips of Panama City, Florida;  a brother, Ronald Edenfield of Tampa and also five grandchildren, Ashleigh Varn, Drake Luman, Kennice Luman, Russell Allen and Ella Allen.  Carolyn was preceded in death by three brothers, C. G. Edenfield, Paul Edenfield and Michael Edenfield; one sister, Pauline Jones; and a half-brother, Frankie Midyette.

Visitation with the family will commence Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00 till 8:00 PM CST, at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads, Florida.  Funeral Services will be at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10;00 AM CST, with Rev. Gary Gable, Rev. Mike Allen and Rev. Bill Pevy officiating, followed by committal and interment Serivice at Dellwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Dellwood, Florida.

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home of Sneads, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.  Ph  850-593-9900.

Donald Alvin Shepard

Donald Alvin Shepard was born in Clearwater, Florida on January 31, 1935.  He graduated from Largo High School in 1953.  He joined the Army in 1954, serving decorated tours in Korea, Japan, Germany, and Vietnam with his Post Station being Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He retired from the Army in 1974 and moved to Micanopy, Fl.  He went to Santa Fa College studying Horticulture and Farm Management, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.  He had been a local resident since 2002, a longtime member of Sneads First United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 241.  He enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and wood carving.

He is survived by his precious wife of 43 years Marjorie Ann Edwards Wray Shepard; one daughter, Deborah Lee Shepard Gillispie; one son, Charles Allen Wray and wife Edith Wray; two sisters, Carol Shepard Russell and husband Eldon and Willie May Shepard; three brothers, Ralph Shepard, Sam Shepard and wife Sue, and David Shepard; five grandchildren, Daniel, Devon, Emily, Melissa, Alex and four great grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents Samuel I. and Elva Mae Shepard and a sister Betty Joe Shepard Strickland.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM CST at Lanier – Andler Funeral Home with Funeral Services on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM CST at Sneads First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Ernie Gray officiating.  Interment will follow at Pope Cemetery in Sneads, Florida.   

The American Legion will perform full military honors.

Lanier-Andler Funeral Home of Sneads, Florida, is in charge of arrangements. Phone 850-593-9900.

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