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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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Charles Frasier Jones

Mr. Charles Frasier Jones, 85, a lifelong resident of the Chattahoochee and Sneads area passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, FL.  Frasier loved to work in his yard tending to his flowers and cutting the grass or just sitting on the front porch conversing with friends and family.  Frasier loved people in general but adored his four girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frasier was known and loved for his unique greeting of “Hey Baby” to those who knew him.   Frasier was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and a genuine family man.

Frasier is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley Jones; four daughters, Belinda Wyman and husband Robert of Perry, FL; Donna Couto of Sneads, FL and son-in-law Michael of Rhode Island; Connie DeFrancesco and husband Bill of Orlando, FL; Tracy Kellett and Wally of Pelham, GA; one sister, Rebecca Wier of Mobile, AL; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Frasier was preceded in death by his father Beautis Shelmon Jones, mother Violet Brell Godfrey, five brothers, one sister, and a granddaughter Cassie Benson.

A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM Central Time at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, Florida.  Interment will be private on a later date.


McAlpin Funeral Home
PO BOX 280
8261 Highway 90
Sneads, FL  32460

 

JL Johnson

JL Johnson, 86, of Chattahoochee and Panama City, Florida, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  He graduated in 1950 from Shanks high School in Quincy, Fl.  JL proudly served in the United States Air Force for 23 1/4 years retiring at Tyndall Air Force Base with the rank of Tgst.  He was a Korean war veteran who worked with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal.  JL retired from the Bay County Wastewater Treatment Department in 2002.

JL loved to fish and enjoyed gardening often making pepper sauce and pear relish with ingredients from his garden.  He achieved Master Gardner status in Hydroponics from Haney Vo-Tech.  JL was a raconteur and avid reader of books on a variety of subjects.  He was a gentle giant known to tease and play with his grandkids.

JL is survived by his loving wife of 64 and one-half years, Betty Jean (Morris) Johnson; one daughter, Matilda J. Conway and her husband Craig of Panama City; two sons, Jerome L. Johnson of Chattahoochee and Wilbon D. Johnson of Panama City; eight grandchildren, Sheila, Sue, Shelley, Nicole, Kristina, Justin, Celeste and Olivia; eight great grandchildren, Kayla, Amiya, Madeline, Alyssa, Keira, Eli, Reagan, and Riley along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Laura Inez (Thursby) Johnson as well as five brothers and one sister.  JL was of the Church of Christ faith.

Visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to services Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 1:00 PM till 1:45 PM EST at McAlpin Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM EST with Reverend S. E. Newberry officiating. Interment will be at Sylvania Cemetery in Recovery, Georgia with McAlpin Funeral Home directing.  Military Honors will be presented by American Legion Post 241 in honor of this Veteran.

Oscar D. Forrester

Mr. Oscar D. Forrester, 76, a lifelong resident of Jackson County, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at his home in Sneads, Florida.  He was a member of Circle Hill Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Oscar loved to study his Bible, teach his Sunday School class, and serve his church and community while helping others in need. To know Oscar was to love him.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and creating a wonderful meal for family and friends from the game he caught.   He enjoyed walking by the pond, worm grunting, and spending time with his grandchildren. Oscar was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and a genuine family man.

Oscar is survived by his daughters Danielle Brock and husband Jonathan of Vernon, Florida and Christy Forrester of Panama City Beach, Florida; a Brother, Bobby Forrester and wife Lanette of Sneads, Florida; a sister Ruth Deserio and husband Chris of Crawfordville, Florida; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, along with a wonderful church family whom he loved very deeply.

Oscar was preceded in death by his father James P. Forrester, mother El Lena Forrester, brother Frank Forrester and daughter Valinda Forrester.

Visitation with the family will take place at Circle Hill Baptist Church, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 1:00 PM till 1:45 PM CST. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2:00 PM CST with Reverend John Holley officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.  Military Honors will be presented by American Legion Post 241 in honor of this Veteran.

Julia Scott - Melnik

Mrs. Julia Scott - Melnik, 50, a lifelong resident of Grand Ridge, Florida passed away at her home peacefully surrounded by her loving family Friday, June 1, 2018.  She cherished attending church and was a member of Emmanuel Holiness Church in Grand Ridge, FL.  Julia loved the medical field and was a Certified Nursing Assistant.  She was also a Certified Correctional Officer and worked at Apalachee Correctional Institution.  Julia loved to go to the beach, spend time with her family, her pets and life in general.  She was a faithful homemaker, beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She loved her family and church family dearly.  Julia enjoyed working puzzles as well.  She once put together a 1000 piece puzzle of the Lord’s Supper and had it framed for the church where it hangs in the fellowship hall for all to enjoy.  Most of all, Julia loved helping others in need. She will be deeply missed by her family, and many friends made throughout the years.

Julia is survived by her precious husband of 16 years, Charles Melnik; one daughter, Renee Melnik of Graceville, FL; three sisters, Kathy Scott Zampieri and her husband Dean of Panama City, Pennie Scott Gilley and her husband Jimmy of Sneads,  and Tammy S. Scott and her fiancé Craig of Grand Ridge; one niece, Scarlett Gibson and her husband Marvin; four nephews, Wayne Beasley, Jr. and his wife Karen, Andrew Toole, Keith Melnik and his wife Kimberly, and Michael Melnik and his wife Janet; three grandchildren, Noel, Ally and Caleb; five great grandchildren, Phobe, Austin, Keigan, Dakota and Ian; five great nieces; Lillie, Emma, Hayley, Morgan and Anna; and one great nephew, Austin. 

Julia was preceded in death by her parents Charles E. and Patricia Lea Scott.

Visitation for friends and family will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 at Emmanuel Holiness Church in Grand Ridge, FL from 10:00 AM CST until 11:45 AM CST.  A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 12:00 PM CST with Sister Eva Howell officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing.  Interment will follow services in the church cemetery.

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