Mrs. Etta Mae Taylor, 83, died on April 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Etta Mae was born on August 11, 1930, in Calhoun County, Florida, the daughter of the late Lemuel and Leila (Pitts) Smith. She was predeceased by her husband, Blanchard “Cooter” Taylor; daughter, Mary Ann Taylor Harrison; sisters: Bernice Taylor, Sybil Tabor, and Verna Bradley; and brothers: Raymond and Harry Smith.
Etta is survived by her daughters: Norma (Ray) Salis of Tallahassee, and Betty (Ellis) Nichols of Clarksville; son, Jim Taylor of Scotts Ferry; son-in-law, Chick Harrison, of Lafayette, Louisiana; brother, Willard (Linda) Smith, of Blountstown; and sister, Erma Smith Walden, of Blountstown.
Etta Mae is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Michelle Harrison, Traci Harrison Melacon, Rhonda (Keith) Harrison Savoy, Kim Harrison Storms, Tonya (Chad) Salis Martin, Pete Salis, Taylor (Linda) Salis, Shana Taylor Carson, Jamie Taylor, Gina (Will) Frye Miller, Claudia Nichols Newsome, and Bart Nichols; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren with another one due in May 2014.
Etta Mae worked many years at the Calhoun County Courthouse in the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Tax Collector’s offices and with the State Farm Insurance Agency in Blountstown.
There will be a graveside service at the Pine Memorial Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on Thursday, April 24, on Highway 71 South in Blountstown.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).