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McAlpin Funeral Home (Formerly Lanier-Andler)

McAlpin Funeral Home (Formerly Lanier-Andler)

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

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John B. McDaniel

Mr. John B. McDaniel, 81, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Bainbridge, Georgia surrounded by his loving family.  A native of Jackson County Florida, he was born on June 1, 1937.  John was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Sneads.  He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family most especially his grandchildren.  He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

John is survived by his precious wife, Vickie McDaniel of Sneads, FL; two sons, Craig McDaniel and his wife Teresa of Sneads, FL and Gary McDaniel and his wife Susan of Sneads, FL; five grandchildren, Jenna McDaniel, Brittany McDaniel, Allison McDaniel, Timothy McDaniel, and Mallory McDaniel; two great grandchildren, Carter White and Braelyn White. 

John was preceded in death by his loving wife of more than fifty years and mother of his children, Shirley McDaniel; his parents Willies and Bessie McDaniel; two sisters and four brothers.

Visitation with family and friends will be at McAlpin Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM CST with Graveside Services following at 11:00 AM CST in Carpenter Cemetery with Rev. Michael Murray officiating.

Ollie S. Barfoot

Ollie S. Barfoot, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Dothan, Alabama.  She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County Florida.   She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Sneads. In past years, she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Communion Steward.  After many years of dedicated service as a Seamstress at Florida State Hospital, Ollie retired and enjoyed spending time with her family. Ollie was an amazingly strong and resilient lady filled with love for everyone she met.  She was a joy to spend time with and was loved by many.  Ollie loved to play the board game “Sorry”, but mostly enjoyed winning.  She was known as the “poet laureate” at church and as a “mother to many”.  Ollie loved to cook and was known for her legendary teacakes.  She loved her family most of all and enjoyed taking care of them in any way she could. Ollie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be remembered with great affection. 

Ollie is survived by two daughters, Kathy Dunaway and her husband Russell of Marianna, FL and Janice Brown and her husband Kenny of Sneads, FL; two sons, Elvin Barfoot and his wife Marcia of Grand Ridge, FL and John Barfoot of Sneads, FL; twelve grandchildren, Tanya Lawrence (John), Heath Barfoot (Kelly), Brigitte Rehberg (Tim), Johnny Barfoot, Randa Freeman, Rhett Wright, Chris Brown (Tammy), Jerrod Brown (Amy),Jennifer Brown, Lee Dunaway (Emily), Will Dunaway (Phyllis), and Ashley Johnson (Steve); nine great grandchildren, Maddie Barfoot, Eli Barfoot, Kyle Lawrence, Jacob Brown, Emily Brown, Tayler Johnson, Julian Dunaway, Vivian Dunaway, and Jameson Johnson; one great-great grandchild, Brayleigh White, as well as, one very special care giver and friend Vicke Gray.  

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Pete Barfoot; her parents, Hollie Edward and Lillie Ann Simpson; four sisters, Stella Wilson, Annie Laura McDaniel, Rosa Lee McDaniel and twin sister Dollie Rivers.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at Sneads First United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST and a Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00 AM CST with Dr. Ernie Gray, Rev. John Lawrence and Rev. Heath Barfoot officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow at Pope Cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed; however, in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sneads First United Methodist Church Sound System Fund.

Mary Irene “Marene” Campbell Roberts

Mary Irene “Marene” Campbell Roberts, age 87, a longtime resident of Sneads, Florida passed away peacefully at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Chipley, Florida, surrounded by her loved ones, on October 20, 2018. She was born January 24, 1931, in Ponce de Leon, Florida to William Campbell and Irene Weimonts Campbell. While growing up in Ponce de Leon she was a good student, a member of the female basketball team and a member of the Ponce de Leon High School band where she played the clarinet.

She remained a resident of Ponce de Leon until she was seventeen years of age when she enrolled in the Florida State Hospital Diploma Nursing program in 1948. She completed the program in 1951 and took her state boards at the age of twenty. After passing the state boards she married Fred James Roberts of Cypress, Florida who was also employed with Florida State Hospital as an attendant.

Ms. Roberts was the first nurse from Florida State Hospital to become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner through a certificate program in Jacksonville, Florida. She worked as a nurse practitioner for a short while at Florida State Hospital  then later transferring to the Jackson County Health Department as a public health A.R.N.P. She provided public service as a women’s health A.R.N.P., was a strong advocate for women’s health and women’s issues in general. She was loved by her patients and was very proud that her three daughters and three of her granddaughters entered the field of nursing. She often jokingly said it would take all of them to replace her.

Ms. Roberts enjoyed twenty-eight years of retirement. She traveled but most enjoyed taking care of and loving her grandchildren and seeing her great grandchildren. She enjoyed family gatherings and cooking for the gatherings. She lived a life of dedication to nursing and care of patients. She loved the beauty of nature and enjoyed reading, growing plants and caring for her many cats over the years.

Ms. Roberts was Baptist by faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sneads. She attended and taught Sunday school as an auxiliary. She loved her Lord and did her bible studies devoutly.

Marene is survived by her son, Ronald F. Roberts of Sneads, and her three daughters, M. Arlinda Hatton (Mike) of Sneads, Guilda A. Epps of Grand Ridge and Brenda J. NeSmith (Ray) of Sneads. Ms. Roberts is also survived by her five grandchildren Bonnie NeSmith, Jennifer Brown (Jeff), LeAnna Jones (Jason), Sarah Powell (Josh) and Benjamin Hatton (Katy) and five great grandchildren.

Marene was preceded in death by her father, William Campbell, mother, Irene Campbell both of Ponce de Leon, brother, Wilbur Ray Campbell of Tallahassee, sister, Edna Earl Sims of DeFuniak Springs, and son-in-law David P. Epps of Piedmont, Alabama.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all Covenant Hospice staff but especially to Kayla McClamma and Teresa Owens. A very special thank you to the Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and its staff for opening their doors after Hurricane Michael and making our mother comfortable in her final days. Furthermore, to the angels among us Felicia Hill-Martin, Jill Bennett, Lyn Leeuw and Shirley Rudd for their unconditional care of our mother.

Graveside service and interment at Pope Cemetery, Sneads, Florida on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST with Rev. Michael Murray officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to a charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Douglas C. Neel, Sr.

Mr. Douglas C. Neel, Sr., 87, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Marianna, Florida surrounded by his loving family.  A native of Jackson County Florida, he was born on September 24, 1931.  Douglas was a veteran of the US Army and served his county during the Korean Conflict.  He was member of the American Legion Post 241 in Sneads, Florida and proudly served in the honor guard.  Before retiring as a union member, Douglas traveled the United States extensively for work as a pipe fitter and heavy equipment operator.  He was an avid fisherman and loved the Florida Gators no matter the sport.  Douglas enjoyed spending time with his family most especially his grandchildren and great children as well as watching westerns on television.  He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Douglas is survived his devoted wife of 63 years, Mary Lena Neel; one son, Douglas Carlton Neel, Jr. and his wife Andrea of Altha, FL; three grandchildren, Meagan Hinson and her husband John Michael of Altha, FL, Douglas Carlton Neel, III of Panama City Beach, FL, and Dawn Herring and her husband Brad of Altha, FL and five great grandchildren, Grace, Harper, Mikah, Emma, and Ashley all of Altha, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jefferson N. “Boss” Neel and Ella Nobles Neel; two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral Services will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 beginning at 3:00 PM Eastern Time with Rev. Robert Johns officiating.  Visitation with family and friends will be one hour prior to services at McAlpin Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Donalsonville, GA.

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