Fannie Lou Hutchison, 80, of Altha, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City.
Mrs. Hutchison liked gardening, yard work, being outdoors and playing dominoes. She was proud of her children and grandchildren. One of her happiest accomplishments was seeing her years of fund raising efforts culminate in the dedication of the CCC Statue at Florida Caverns State Park. She would not take no for an answer from the local park system, she went to the top.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Thomas J. Hutchison; one sister, Bertie Whitus; and a special friend, J. Clegg Ivey.
Mrs. Hutchison is survived by two daughters, Patricia Cahill and husband, Dennis, of Piscataway, NJ, and Cheryl Robinson and husband, Ricky, of Marianna; one son, Thomas A. Hutchison, and wife, Lisa, of Altha; four sisters, Annie Lee Johnson Carter, Margie Tatum, Ruby Mercer, and Annette Hagans and husband, Jimmy; four brothers, Lewis Brooks and wife, Ouida, Leon Brooks and wife, Carolyn, James Brooks, and Richard Brooks and wife, Mary Frank; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Cahill and wife, Katie, Megan Cahill, Sarah Cahill, Tyler Hutchison and wife, Lindsay, Lyan Hutchison, Garrison Hutchison, Necia Garcia and friend, Mason Brock, and Brandon Robinson; and four great grandchildren, Melissa Garcia, Landon Garcia, Elyse Cahill and Caroline Cahill.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 16, at First Baptist Church in Altha with Rev. Jim McIntosh officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Shiloh Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of James & Sikes Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel, 4278 Lafayette Street, Marianna (ph. 850-482-2332). Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com