Mr. John Walter (J.W.) Marshall, 66, of Altha, FL, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012, at his home.
J.W. was born on January 20, 1946 in Clarksville, FL, and lived in LaGrange, GA, for several years before moving to Altha. He was retired from the Apalachicola Northern Railroad after 28 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Marshall, of Altha; two sons, John R. Marshall of LaGrange, GA, and Michael A. Marshall and his wife, Pamela, of Altha; a grandson raised by J.W. and JoAnn, Joshua D. Marshall, of LaGrange, GA; one daughter, Mary Y. Taylor and her husband, Troy, of Howard Lake, MN; three sisters, Mary Summerlot and her husband, Paul, of Port St. Joe, FL, Barbara Gates and her husband, Frank of Blountstown, FL, and Mae Porter and her husband, Marty of Bristol, FL; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23, at 2:00 pm (CDT) from Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Michael Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Page Pond Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 22, from 6:00 pm (CDT) until 8:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Mrs. Sadie Mae Davis McCray, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012.
Mrs. McCray was born in Hugh Creek, Blountstown to Jessie Pate Davis. She was raised in Hugh Creek and moved to West Palm Beach in 1944. She married the love of her life, PJ McCray, on August 26, 1944. After moving to Riviera Beach Heights, Sadie became the self-appointed police chief of Fifth St. and the Firehouse. She owned and operated a cab stand for years out of Riviera Beach and was affectionately known as the lady with the white hair who drives cabs.
Sadie leaves treasured memories with her children, Peter McCray (Deloris) of West Palm Beach, Emanuel McCray of Riviera Beach, Alfonso McCray of Merritt Island, Veronica McCray of Riviera Beach, William McCray of West Palm Beach, Robert McCray (Rangelique) of Riviera Beach, Nathaniel McCray (Katie) of Boynton Beach, Jerry P. McCray (Tiffany) of Delray Beach, Luther McCray (Tanya) of West Palm Beach, and Kathy McCray Kinsey of Riviera Beach; her siblings: Dorothy Byrd Robinson, George Byrd, and Ronald Byrd; her grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews, two sisters-in-law, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
A wake was held Friday, August 10, at the New Inlet Grove Community High School (Former Suncoast Community High School. A celebration of life began Saturday, August 11, at Inlet Grove, immediately followed by a repast in the school cafeteria.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 18, at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, 16345 SE River St., Blountstown. Sadie will be buried in Hugh Creek, Blountstown.
Mary Ann Harrison, 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her family.
Mary Ann Harrison was a native of Blountstown, Florida, and resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, for over 27 years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved spending time with her family. Mary Ann will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mary Ann leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Chick Harrison of Lafayette, LA; four daughters, Michelle Foret, Traci Harrison and her husband, Blane Thibodeaux, Rhonda Savoy and her husband, Keith, and Kim Storms; her mother, Etta Mae Taylor; six grandchildren, Kara McMichael, Brad Melancon, Emily Melancon, Andrew Savoy, Harrison Savoy and Evan Storms; two great grandchildren, Madeline and Logan; two sisters, Norma Jean Salis and her husband, Raymond, and Betty Sue Nichols and her husband, Ellis; and one brother, Jim Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her father, Cooter Taylor.
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown, Florida.
The family requests that visitation be observed on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Martin & Castille's Downtown Location.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Martin & Castille - Downtown, 330 St. Landry Street, Lafayette, LA. 70506. 337-234-2311.
Audrey Mercer Farion, 77, of Lynn Haven passed away August 11, 2012.
Born September 30, 1935, in Columbia, Alabama, to Marvin H. and Berea Webb, she graduated from Blountstown High School and Florida Cosmetology School. She was past President of the Florida Cosmetology Association. She was the owner of the first large hair salon in Bay County, Audri’s Beauty Salon. An avid golfer, Audrey was a member of Panama Country Club and played in many tournaments and with her team won several state and national awards.
Audrey was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Jackie Mercer; and brothers and sister, WT, MH, Robert, Hilton and Alma Jean.
She is survived by her husband, Nick Farion, son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Julie Mercer; her daughter and son-in-law, Glae and Mark LaLuzerne and her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Lonnie Stanley. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Chasity Stanley Ferguson, Joshua Mercer Johns, John-Marvin Mercer, Jessica Mercer, Christian Smith, Devon Mercer, Jarret LaLuzerne and Jacqueline LaLuzerne, as well as two great-grandsons, Justyn and Aydin Ferguson.
A celebration of Audrey’s life will be held at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday night, August 16, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Audrey’s name to the American Heart Association.
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