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Vann Funeral Home

Vann Funeral Home

4265 Saint Andrews Street Marianna, FL 32448  (850) 482-3300

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Charese Michelle Smith

Ms. Charese Michelle Smith, of Marianna, FL transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Bay Medical Scared Hospital in Panama City, FL.

She was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Marianna, FL; and retired from the Jackson County and Washington County School Board.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 A.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church 2871 Orange Street Marianna, FL with Rev. Riley Henderson Pastor, Minister Charlie Martin, Rev. Darryl Johnson Sr., Rev. Deblasis Johnson and Pastor Nathaniel Hodges officiating.

Interment will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Vann Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.

The viewing will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Vann Funeral Home Chapel.

Ms. Smith will lie in repose at the church from 9:00 A.M. until time for the service.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories:

Son: Kenton Curry (Cercea) of Gainesville, FL

Daughter: TatiAnne Bryant of Marianna, FL

Father: Eddie Smith, Jr. (Edna) of Marianna, FL

Two Sisters: Gloria Smith Bess (Howard) of Marianna, FL and Sonia Smith of Quincy, FL

Three Nephews:  Christopher “Ron” Bess of Marianna, FL; Matthew and Michael Jones, both of Quincy, FL

One Aunt: Lizzie Harvey of Tallahassee, FL

Five Uncles:  Rev. William Harvey (Pat) and Thomas Harvey (Inez) both of Marianna, FL; Robert Smith, Abraham Smith and James Smith, all of New York, NY

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends

William Perry Brown

Mr. William Perry Brown (Billy) of Vero Beach, FL, transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on May 7, 2017 in Indian River Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Blountstown, FL and a member of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Vero Beach, FL.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 12 Noon at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 16345 River Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424 with Rev. Dr. C. L. Wilson, Pastor, Rev. Michael Monfiston, Rev. Warren Mosley and Rev. Andrew Davis, Officiating.

Interment will be in the Hugh Creek Cemetery.

Vann Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.

Mr. Brown will lie in repose at the church from 11:00 A.M. until time for the service.

The viewing will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.m. at Vann Funeral Home.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories:

Son: Garron D. Peterson (Lorean) of San Antonio, TX

Two Grandchildren: Garron David Peterson of San Antonio, TX and Charity Peterson of Vero Beach, FL

Three Brothers: Willie Brown (Nancy) of Clarksville, FL; Myles Brow n of Vero Beach, FL and Arthur Gaines of Cleveland, OH 

One Sister: Dianne Porter of Cincinnati, OH

Sister-in-Law: Shirley Gaines of West Palm Beach, FL

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends

Patricia McClain Ward

Mrs. Patricia McClain Ward, age 72, of Marianna, FL transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on April 3, 2017 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

Mrs. Ward was a member of the Ever-Increasing Word of Faith.

Homegoing Celebration of Life services were held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 Noon from the sanctuary of the Second West Baptist Association located at 4110 Herring Street Marianna Florida with Bishop Flavious Pittman (pastor), Minister Ken Granger, the Reverend Leroy Hall officiating. Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery Vann Funeral Home in charge.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories:

Father: Ada J. Sankey (Christina) of Abbeville, AL

Two Sons:  Donald Pinkard of Marianna, FL and Edward Ward Jr. of Gainesville, FL

Two Daughters: Patricia Wilson (Terry) and Pamela Shack (Jerome), both of Marianna, FL

Five Sisters: Agnes Speights (John) of Marianna, FL; Eva Holland of Cottondale, FL; Barbara Grimsley (Clarence) of Shorterville, AL; Leoner Isom of Abbeville, AL and Mary Lynne (Artest) of Miami, FL

Four Brothers: Willie Sankey of Opelika, AL; Larry Sankey (Marian) and Ricky Grubbs (Barbara), both of Dothan, AL: Robert Sankey (Nellie) of Rosewell, GA

Nine Grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends

Kaycha Reshona Levette Smith

Miss Kaycha Reshona Levette Smith of Marianna, Florida transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Miss Smith was a member of the Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church. She was a graduate of the Marianna High School Class of 2009. Miss Smith was employed at Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center where she was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. To know her was to love her.

Homegoing Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM from the sanctuary of the Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church located at 2871 Orange Street in Marianna, Florida 32448 with the Reverend Riley J. Henderson (pastor) officiating. Interment in the Orange Hill Cemetery in Marianna, Florida. Vann Funeral Home in charge.

Miss Smith will lie in repose from 12:00 Noon until time for the service.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Vann Funeral Home. 

She leaves to cherish a lifetime of precious memories, a loving and devoted family:

A Son: Kaedyn Lavar Smith of Marianna, Florida

Mother: Princella R. White (Emanuel) of Marianna, Florida

Father: Wayne B. Smith (Evangeline) of Greenwood, Florida

Grandparents: Mary Riles (J.D.) of Marianna, Florida; Vernell Smith; and Mae Evelyn White both of Cottondale, Florida

Four Sisters: Sharetta White of Panama City, Florida; Chandrell Smith and Aarion Bailey both of Marianna, Florida; and Tiffany Smith of Greenwood, Florida

Two Brothers: Rodrick Brandon Smith of Greenwood, Florida; and Tyrell White (Valerie) of Germany

And a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many dear friends.

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