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Williams Funeral Home

Williams Funeral Home

Marion “M.D.” Baxter

Marion “M.D.” Baxter age 80 of Graceville passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. He was born on July 15, 1936 in Malone. He was Baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on February 18, 1975. M.D. drove a school bus for the Jackson County School Board for sixteen years. He loved his job and his coworkers. M.D. loved Jehovah God and his family. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart.  He enjoyed farming and fishing. Everyone that met M.D. was very fond of him.

M.D. leaves behind his family that loved him dearly; wife, Pearl Baxter; children, David Kent (Graceville, FL.), Hazel Dugan and husband Dickson (Connecticut), Becky Owens (Graceville, FL.), Susie Gipson and husband Mark (Graceville, FL.), Cynthia Martinez and husband Luis (Graceville, FL.), and Tammy Trim (Dothan, AL.). He is also survived by one brother, Leon Baxter and wife Sara (Dothan, AL.), seventeen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chipley, FL (2048 Hwy 77, Chipley, FL. 32428) at 2:00 p.m.

Williams Funeral Home of Graceville, FL will be in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted at www.williamsfhs.com.

Odell Ward

Odell Ward age 82 of Marianna passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born to the late M.D. and Inez Ward.  Odell was a Veteran of the United States Army and attended Trinity Baptist Church in Marianna. He worked as the Supervisor of Maintenance for 35 plus years at Doizer Boys School and 7 years with the Sunland Center. Odell was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed farming, fishing, and camping. His greatest joy was spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents M.D. and Inez Ward, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.

Odell is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Evelyn Ward, son Michael Ward, daughters Sherry Pinckard, Tammy Wilson Neal (Clifton), Melinda Sherrill Canuso (Gabe), 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.

Services for Odell will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Roland Rabon officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online www.williamsfhs.com. 

Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Sellers Wilkinson

Clyde Sellers Wilkinson, 87, passed away on April 4, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL following an extended illness. Clyde was born on May 19, 1929 in Blue Springs, AL to Baker and Hettie Bell Sellers. She married her love, Johnnie L. Wilkinson, and moved to Miami where they raised their three children. The couple retired to the Florida country-side where they were very happy.

 Clyde was married to her beloved husband for 56 years before he passed in 2004. She is also predeceased by her brothers; Rudolph and Vonde Sellers; sister, Webolene Rustin; granddaughter, Tiffany Wilkinson; and son-in-law, William Fair. She leaves her loving children, Dewayne Wilkinson (Bonnie), Denise Fair, and Carol Edge; sister and brother-in-law, Laquitta and Rev. John Sanders of Dothan, AL; grandchildren, Christopher Wilkinson, Andrea Norden (Tony), Jonathan Fair, Tyler Edge (Ashley) and Malorie Edge; and several great- and great-great grandchildren.

  The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 20, 2017 at New Providence Baptist Church in Slocomb, AL

 Funeral services will be directed by Williams Funeral Home of Graceville. Expressions of sympathy can be made at Williams Funeral Home.

 

Kathy Thomas Dominey Hysmith

Katherine “Kathy” Thomas Dominey Hysmith, 66, left this world for her Heavenly Home on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

A graveside memorial service will be held for Kathy on Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Campbellton Cemetery with Reverend Ruby Lawson officiating.

Known for her sweet smile, Kathy was born November 27, 1950 to Eddie Lee and Martha Elizabeth Thomas. The youngest of three children, Kathy looked up to her older siblings and especially loved spending time with her big sister Ann. She was blessed with four nieces whom she adored and helped raise. A kind heart for animals and children, Kathy loved all living things and always enjoyed spending time with her great-nieces and great-nephews as well as their animals.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Martha Thomas, her older brother Eddie Thomas, her husband Donnel “Don” Dominey, and her aunt Helen Dillard.

She is survived by her sister Ann Thomas Crum, four nieces Sherry (Gerald) Whitehead, Lisa (Steve) Ketchum, Beth Reed, Shannon (David) Evans, uncle Johnny Dillard, sister-in-law Myrl Thomas, and a host of great nieces and nephews as well as a special great niece Samantha (Dennis) Angerbrandt.

Funeral services will be directed by Williams Funeral Home of Graceville. Expressions of sympathy can be made at Williams Funeral Home

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