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QUINCY - Rochelle Pace Jr., 66, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Marianna. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at St. Hebron AME Church in Quincy, with burial at the church cemetery. A viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. EST Friday at Williams Funeral Home (850-875-4849). He is survived by a son, Delmar Pace of Wakulla; a stepdaughter, Myra Shaw Williams (and husband Frankie) of Germany; three sisters, Anniel McCloud and Catherine Petterson (and husband Clarence), both of Tallahassee, and Alma Bates (and husband Otis) of Quincy; three brothers, Henry Youman (and wife Annette), James Youman and Leroy Copper (and wife Julia), all of Quincy; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/27/2006.
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Mary E. Packer, 83, a former beautician who became a nurse's aide, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at East Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Southside Cemetery in Tallahassee. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville. She later joined Mount Pisby Primitive Baptist Church, where she remained until her death. Survivors include a son, Carl Howard Jr. (and wife Marie) of Jacksonville; a daughter, Barbara Jean Howard of Tallahassee; three stepsons, Thomas Packer Jr. (and wife Nobbie Jean) and William Packer (and wife Byres), both of St. Petersburg, and Jackie Packer (and wife Terri) of Seattle; a sister, Lovie L. Gavin of Crawfordville; a niece, Betty J. Slater of Crawfordville; a host of grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-nieces. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/4/2004.
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SOPCHOPPY - Hugh B. Padgett Jr., 79, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. Memorial services are planned for Sopchoppy and Jupiter. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was the former co-owner of Padgett Tile and Marble. He served as a naval navigator during World War II. He was a Pilgrim degree member of the Jupiter Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Thaddis Padgett; a daughter, Becky Harden (and husband Gerald) of Sopchoppy; a son, Fred H. Padgett of Jupiter; a stepdaughter, Robbie L. Young of Destin; five grandchildren; a sister, Norma Carr of South Daytona; and a brother, Vallee Padgett (and wife Ruby) of Dunedin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lincey Padgett; a brother, Jake Padgett; and a sister, Dorothy Sandridge. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/15/2006.
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PERRY - Joseph Clyde Padgett, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in Ocoee. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. EST Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EST Sunday at the chapel of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home (850-584-4149). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/8/2005
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Timothy Daniel Padgett Jr., 8, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Thursday at Celebration Baptist Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy Daniel Padgett Jr. Memorial Fund, Capital City Bank, P.O. Box 900, Tallahassee, FL 32302. Daniel was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee, a third-grader at Hawks Rise Elementary School and enjoyed playing baseball, soccer and hunting and fishing. Daniel had a champion race horse named after him, "Tasmanian Daniel," who is currently running and winning on the harness track. Survivors include his mother, Marcia Catherine and (and husband Don Mason); his father, Tim Padgett (and wife Robyn); three brothers, Parker Mason and Harrison and Christian Padgett; two sisters, Brier and Ansley Mason; his maternal grandparents, Marcia and Bob Thornberry, Danny and Marsha Long and Margeret Mason; his paternal grandparents, Leonard and Marilyn Pepper and James and Sherry Pontious; his paternal great-grandparents, Angelo and Bobbie Anderloas of Atlanta and Marion Pontious of Orlando; 14 aunts and uncles, Dan and Robin Padgett, J.R. and Brittany Long, Jacqueline and Jason Webster, Stephanie and Charlie Usina, Deb Quillan, Linda Mason, Peter Mason, Kara Thornberry, and Mallory Thornberry and Aubrey Thornberry; and numerous great-aunts and uncles and cousins. Daniel was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Syde and Angie Deeb and Joe and Jackie Long, and his paternal great-grandparents, Elza and Doveree Padgett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/22/2004.
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WAKULLA - Edward L. Page Sr., 81, died Thursday, April 29, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy B. Page. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A veteran of World War II, he served three years in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Tallahassee Fire Department in 1980 after 30 years of service, having obtained the rank of captain. He was the 27th employee hired by the department since its inception. He was a lifelong member of the Wakulla United Methodist Church. He is also survived by a son, Edward L. Page Jr. of Wakulla; a brother, Glen Page of Tallahassee; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/1/2004.
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Clemer Palmer, 78, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the family residence, 9640 Elgin Road in Tallahassee, and from 2 to 2:30 p.m. EST Friday at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942-2929) is handling arrangements. A native of Bainbridge, Ga., and a former resident of Thomasville, Ga., he had lived in Tallahassee for more than 46 years. He was a retired self-employed floor-covering installer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an avid fisherman and really enjoyed the time he spent with his family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Palmer; a son, Randy Palmer of Woodville; three daughters, Vickie Reeves (and husband Gary) of Wacissa and Donna Lynn Beam (and husband Ted) and Barbara Jean Owens (and husband Mark), both of Crawfordville; a sister, Nettie Spence of Thomasville; four grandchildren, Catina Palmer, Lance Oliff and Angela Pyles, all of Woodville, and Gary Reeves of Wacissa; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dewayne Palmer. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/3/2005.
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Lillian Riley Palmer, 83, formerly of Donalsonville, Ga., and Dothan, Ala., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004. The service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville, with the Revs. Charles Dennis and Luther Hastey officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Teat, Alan Palmer, Jimmy Hammit, Van Brackin, Tom Spindler and Wayne Palmer. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville (229-524-2789). The family also will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the home of Mrs. Palmer's daughter, Janice Pedler, 1114 Carriage Road, Tallahassee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Cemetery Association, 209 W. 12th St., Donalsonville, GA 39845, or to the Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mrs. Palmer was born on March 22, 1921, in Henry County, Ala., to the late A.P. and Rosa C. Brackin Riley. She was a housewife and bookkeeper, having worked with Singletary & Carmichael in Dothan and for the Leon County school system. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Workers Guild Circle. Mrs. Palmer leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, A.J. Palmer; two sons, Riley D. Palmer (and wife Diane) of Monticello and Morris R. Palmer (and wife Teri) of Port St. Joe; two daughters, Janice P. Pedler (and husband Robert) of Tallahassee and Charlotte P. Maxey (and husband Richard) of Wakulla; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Palmer was preceded in death by two sisters, Ouida Mae Swain and Jeanette Riley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/21/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Margaret Hart Palmer, 76, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Central Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 10 Powell Lane, Crawfordville, FL 32327. She was born in Berlin, Ga., where she lived until 1969 when she moved to Tallahassee. She moved to Crawfordville 13 years ago. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Pam Sanders (and husband Doug) and Brenda Smith (and husband Junior), both of Crawfordville; two brothers, Bruce Hart of Arcadia and General Hart of Moultrie, Ga.; a sister, Maxine Hamm of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Palmer. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/8/2004.
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Victor Albert Pandolfi, 76, a crane operator, died Saturday, April 29, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850- 385-2193) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Victor was born in Hopkinton, Mass., on Sept. 8, 1929, to Georgina and Victor Emilio Pandolfi of Messina, N.Y. He graduated from Shanksville-Stoney Creek High School in Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and played the tuba in the school band. In 1946, at age 17, Victor joined his father, Victor Emilio Pandolfi, at Perini Corp., where he began as a coal cleaner, strip miner, and later became a large crane operator. Victor worked for the Perini Corp. for 35 years and was a member of the Local No. 4 International Union of Operating Engineers, which is based in Massachusetts. While at the Perini Corp., Victor worked on major construction sites in the marine and civil construction divisions. He worked on the Jim Woodruff Dam in Chattahoochee; the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the world's longest deep-draft inland waterway; the Callahan and Sumner tunnels, which are two of the four tunnels beneath Boston Harbor in Massachusetts; the Amistad Dam and power plant on the Rio Grande River, bordering the United States and Mexico; and the Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire, where Victor operated the world's largest crane. Victor was a recreational pilot, an avid photographer and enjoyed music, playing the accordion and the organ. In 1984, Victor returned to Tallahassee to join his family and worked for Grimes Inc. Once he retired, Victor worked part-time for Thrifty Car Rental. Victor was a member of the Tallahassee Cancer Survivors, the Italian-American Club, and St. Thomas More Catholic Church. He is survived by six loving children, Victor Pandolfi (and wife Cindy) of Crawfordville, Robert Pandolfi of Wacissa, Bill Pandolfi of Woodville, Guadalupe Kennedy (and husband Jim) of Tallahassee, Christopher Pandolfi (and wife Kathy) of Crawfordville and Stephen Pandolfi (and wife Sherri) of Lakeland; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rafaela. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 4/30/2006 - 5/2/2006.
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George W. Paramore Sr., 65, an automotive mechanic, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Friday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850- 562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. A friend to everyone, George enjoyed helping others. He was a true handyman, getting great joy out of fixing things. Survivors include his wife of 41 and a half years, Patricia Beavers Paramore; a son, George Paramore Jr. (and wife Karen) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Debra Shappard (and husband Tad) of Crawfordville and Tammy (and husband Chuck) of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; two nieces, Rachel Vickery and Mary Fountain; a grandson, Eric Massey; five great-nieces and nephews; his mother, Lillian Martin of Georgia; three brothers; and two sisters. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/29/2005.
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Luther Leonard Pararo Jr., M.D., 81, a retired medical doctor, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1086, Tallahassee, FL 32302, or Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 1331 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Dr. Pararo practiced general surgery and gynecology in Tallahassee from 1953 until his retirement in 1991. A native of Crawfordville, he graduated from Emory Medical School in Atlanta in 1946. He spent three years in the Navy and was stationed in New Orleans, Jacksonville and the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. Following his tour of duty, he completed a general-surgical residency in Chattanooga, Tenn., at Erlanger Hospital and also in Boston at the Lahey Clinic. He returned to Tallahassee in 1953 and was the first board-certified surgeon in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Pararo; three sons, Leonard "Lynn" Pararo III, M.D., (and wife Julie Palmer Pararo) of Tallahassee and Stephen Pararo and David Pararo (and wife Sharon Ege Pararo), both of Atlanta; a daughter, Cynthia Pararo of Atlanta; and five grandchildren, Leonard Pararo, Robert Pararo and Matthew Pararo, all of Tallahassee, and Kenneth and Lauren Pararo, both of Atlanta. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/7/2005.
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Stephen Wilson Parke, 66, of Crawfordville, died at the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House, June 16, 2016. He was born December 13, 1949 in Richmond, Kentucky. After graduating high school, he served in the United States Army and was a veteran serving in Vietnam. He worked with Concord Custom Cleaners as an area manager. He is survived by his partner Kathy Barkley, 4 children Scott, Brandi, Michael & Donna and 9 grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Faith Holiness House of Prayer, 726 Woodville Highway. Skip Young with Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Published in The Wakulla News on June 23, 2016
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MIDWAY - Elder Louis James "BoBo" Parker Jr., 45, an accountant II supervisor for the Florida Department of Financial Services, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Old West Florida Enrichment Center, 2344 Lake Bradford Road, with burial at St. John Cemetery in Midway. Elder Lewis Anderson will officiate. Viewing will be from 3 to 9 p.m. EDT Friday at the Grant Richardson Jr. Memorial Chapel at Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144). Friends may sign the guest registry at www.richardson-funeral care. com. A native of Midway, he was a city councilman for the city of Midway, Florida District, I. He was the former owner of Parker's Bookkeeping Service and was an employee at Richardson Family Funeral Care for the past 10 years where he served as the chief financial officer. He was also the manager for recording artists Shaun and the Butler Sisters. Parker was the pastor of St. Matthew Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee and was the former pastor of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville. He was also an ordained elder of the Florida State Primitive Baptist Convention where he served as the chairman of finance. Parker was a member of St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church in Midway where he was an honorary member of the education and program committees. He was also a former member of the ushers ministry and choir, and served as the church treasurer and president of the youth ministry. He was also a member of the Old West Florida Primitive Baptist Association, where he served as the assistant recording secretary as well as an advisor for the youth congress; and the Old West Florida Primitive Baptist Presbytery and the Unity Mass Choir. He also held several positions which included secretary of the Wakulla County Ministerial Association; vice president of the Old West Florida Primitive Baptist Church School Convention; secretary for the Leon/Gadsden County Fifth Sunday Union; chief operating officer for the Old West Florida Enrichment Center Task Force; member of the Midway Day committee; and served on the board for The Shepherds Hand Resource Non-profit Association. He leaves not to mourn, but to rejoice in pleasant memories, a devoted wife, Mother Dianne S. Parker; two daughters, Livetra Wilson and Ashley Parker; two granddaughters, Ashanti Alford and Jasmine Brown; a loving and devoted mother, Lessie Mae Parker; five sisters, Sandra Jerger (and Freddie), Malikah Harris (and Joe), Melinda Parker, Marsha Williams and S.M. Elaine Hackley; three brothers, Freddie Peters, Nico Parker and Derryck T. Richardson Sr.; a devoted mother-in-law, Lucille Shuler Scott; a great-uncle, David W. Parker (and Emma); five uncles, Eugene Lamb Jr. (and Deloris), Charles Lamb (and Diane), Elijah Lamb, Robert T. Lamb (and Catherine) and Willie Lamb (and Vivian); 12 aunts, Leola Caldwell, Maeola Shuler, Margaree Hill, Ola Mae Wilson, Marjorie Vactor, Emma Lee, Annie Mae Houston, Mary Lamb, Amy Jean Lamb, Vernell Brown (and Arthur), Corine Macon and Magaree Lamb ; a stepgrandmother, Mae Bell Griffin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/20/2006.
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THOMASVILLE, GA - Dr. Oeland Reese Parker Jr., 59, died Saturday, July 3, 2004. Services were held Tuesday at Springhill Methodist Church in Thomasville. John Hutchinson, president of Thomas University, will officiate. Dr. Parker was an organ donor. His ashes will be divided, with a portion buried in Thomasville and the remainder to be scattered over Selway Falls in Idaho. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Reese Parker Memorial Scholarship, Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, GA 31792, which benefits the master's in education degree program. Allen & Allen Funeral Home (229-226-6331 orwww.allenfh.com)is handling arrangements. He was born in Tallahassee on Sept. 27, 1944, to Julia C. Ferrell Parker and Oeland Reese Parker Sr. He received his bachelor's degree in 1965, a master's degree in 1967 and his Ph.D. in 1974 from Florida State University. His career path led him from the FSU University School to Weber State University in Ogden, Utah; Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.; Syracuse University, where he served as chief of party for a technical assistance team working with the Indonesian Ministry of Education in Jakarta from 1977 to 1979; Illinois Governor's Planning Council of Developmental Disabilities in Springfield, Ill., from 1979 to 1981; Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where he was dean of professional studies from 1982 to 1996; and the University of Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, until August 1999. At the time of his death, he was dean of professional studies at Thomas University. He married Rae Lombard in 1996. She survives at their Thomasville home. He fathered three children, Leslie and Morgan of Thomasville and Alan Ahyani of Lewiston. A grandchild, Kiley Parker, resides in Chico, Calif. His only brother, Joel Parker, resides in Titusville. Other mourners include in-laws, a paternal aunt, nieces, nephews, numerous cousins and close friends across the United States and southeast Asia. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/6/2004 - 7/7/2004.
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Woodville - The Rev. William L. Parker, 69, who had been an ordained minister for 47 years, died Friday, July 4, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mildred J. Parker of Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, Highway 90 East, in Chattahoochee, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Chattahoochee (663-4343). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. The Rev. Parker was a native of Phenix City, Ala., and had moved to Tallahassee in 1968. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chattahoochee and the American Postal Workers Union in Tallahassee. Other survivors include three daughters, Brenda Wester (and husband Jake Davis) and Pamela Jane Love (and husband John), both of Tallahassee, and Debbie Love (and husband Thacker) of North Judson, Ind.; a son, Michael Parker of Crawfordville; a sister, Loretta Withem of Phenix City, Ala.; a brother, Lamar Parker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/5/2003.
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SHELL POINT - James Scott "Boo" Parks, 50, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in Tallahassee. A celebration of his life is planned for Shell Point. Fairchild Funeral Home (850-386-8686) is handling arrangements. A former resident of Brandon, he moved to Shell Point in 1998. An avid fisherman and hunter, Jim was a journeyman telephone contractor. He traveled extensively and will be best remembered for his generosity, sense of humor and living life to the fullest as friend to all and stranger to none. Survivors include beloved wife Stephanie, parents James N. and Donna B. Parks of Valrico, sister Holly Parks Fowler, and nephew Jeffrey W. Fowler, all of Valrico, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends to mourn his passing. Friends may pay their respects at www.serenitymeadows.com. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/23/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard Anthony Parmarter, 66, an engineer for Florida State University, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Heidi Parmarter. The service will be at a later date. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Northeast, Penn., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 13 years. Other survivors include two sons, Richard James Parmarter of Erie, Penn., and Eli David Parmarter of Crawfordville; a daughter, Lisa Romecki of Erie; five brothers, Samuel N. Parmarter of Indian Harbor Beach, Thomas Parmarter of Clarksdale, Ariz., Gerard Parmarter of Las Vegas, Gregory Parmarter of Ripley, N.Y. and John Parmarter of Erie; five sisters, Mary Waterhouse, Patricia Parmarter, Paulette Testani, Denise Conlin and Jessie Tubbs all of Erie; and four grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/11/2007
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Emma C. Parnell, 80, a retired Wakulla County school-bus attendant, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Country Oaks Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Harvey- Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and lived in Crawfordville for the past 32 years. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Hugh Van Epps of Vicksburg, Mich.; three daughters, Laura Greenwood and Linda Pichard, both of Crawfordville, and Susan Wade of Kalamazoo, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/9/2005.
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James "Jimmy" Fleming Parramore Sr., 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary "Jerry" Parramore. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Parramore was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. He graduated from Leon High School and played all types of sports. He also was a graduate of the University of Florida, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He served his country in the 30th Infantry Division during World War II. Mr. Parramore retired from the Florida Securities Commission. He was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Capital City Country Club and Elks Lodge and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include four children, Pat Taylor of Atmore, Ala., Mike Parramore (and wife Naomi) and Pam Vause (and husband Donnie), both of Tallahassee, and Sandy Sinclair (and husband Tom) of Fairhope, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Sean Taylor (and wife Nina), Andrea Taylor, Tim Vause, Melissa Vause O'Brien (and husband Mike), Brandon Sinclair, Jared Parramore, Jordan Sinclair and Barret Sinclair; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/18/2005.
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Lutie Parramore, 84, of Carson, Miss., died at Magee General Hospital on Aug. 29, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Parramore donated her body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for medical study and requested a private family service. Memorial contributions may be made to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital, Attn: Public Affairs, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216. Please note its for Mrs. Lutie Parramore. Formerly of Crawfordville, Fla., Mrs. Parramore did a lot of volunteer work for the Wakulla Manor Nursing Home in Crawfordville by sewing and donating lap throws for the patients there. She continued this until last year, when her health conditions prevented it. Survivors include her husband, Charles Parramore of Carson, Miss.; her daughter, Bonnie Reynolds of Carson; grandchildren, Twana and Michael Goodwin of Holly Bluff, Miss., Janna and Jessie Bates of Magee, Miss.; great-grandchildren, Drew and Nicole Goodwin of Jacksonville, N.C., Mitchell Goodwin and Tyler Goodwin, both of Holly Bluff, Martin Bates of Magee; great-great-granddaughter, Linsey Goodwin of Jacksonville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/1/2007.
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CAMILLA - Melva Virginia Lawson Parramore, 57, died Friday, April 23, 2005, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla (229-336-5111), with burial at 3 p.m. EDT today at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service today at the funeral home. Born June 22, 1947, in Mayo, Ms. Parramore had lived in Chattahoochee and Tallahassee before moving to Camilla in 1992. Ms. Parramore had worked for Suwannee Swifty Food Stores and Albany Homes. She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Survivors include her sons, Daren Parramore and Cory Parramore, both of Mount Pleasant, Mark Parramore (and wife Becky) of Crawfordville; her mother, Honorine Grimsley of Camilla; her father, Hubert Lawson (and wife Mildred) of Sneads; a brother, Allen Lawson of Sneads; her sisters, Windle Edenfield (and husband Dwayne) of Tallahassee and Shirley Eaton (and husband Richard Donald) of Fort Myers; a half-sister, Jennifer Grantham (and husband Billy) of Sneads; her grandchildren, Christina Parramore, Scott Parramore, DeLacey Parramore and Sarah Parramore; several nieces and nephews; and James Parramore, her children's father and her special friend. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/25/2005.
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Quincy - Paul Parramore Sr., 88, who retired as a warehouse foreman for Van Brunt & Yon in Tallahassee, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (627-1111) is handling arrangements. Born in Wetumpka, he was a longtime resident of Gadsden County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Quincy. He is survived by two sons, Paul Parramore Jr. (and wife Margaret) of Cairo, Ga., and George Parramore (and wife Bo) of Panacea; two brothers, Farris Parramore of Wetumpka and Angus Parramore of Quincy; four sisters, Lois McPherson, Pearl Parramore and Helen Betts, all of Wetumpka, and Inez Morris of Quincy; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/19/2003.
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Luella Tucker Parrish, 65, who retired from the Florida A&M University Housing Department after 17 years of service, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850- 224-2139), with burial at Concord Cemetery. Survivors include her loving husband, Henry Parrish; three loving and devoted nieces (her surrogate daughters), Elisa Bennett Watson (and Gary) of Crawfordville, Doreen Thompson Footman (and Van) of Tallahassee and Shereader Woody of Houston; a nephew (her surrogate son), Roderick Woody (and Regina) of St. Petersburg; six surrogate grandchildren, Airman Derious Footman in Iraq (and Beverly), Gerren and Jasmine Watson, both of Crawfordville, Kiara Footman of Tallahassee and Derrick and Aaron Woody of St. Petersburg; a brother, Robert Lee Tucker Jr. (and Lois) of Dayton, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and sorrowing friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/14/2006.
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SHELL POINT - Raymond "Poppy" Joseph Pasternak, 63, died Monday, May 15, 2006, in Tallahassee. A mass will be at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 900 W. Tennessee St. in Tallahassee (850- 222-9630). A visitation will be at 1 p.m. EDT until the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, PO Box 2395, Tallahassee, FL 32316. Mr. Pasternak was born Nov. 22, 1942, in Philadelphia. He was a beloved husband, father, active grandfather and brother. He had lived in Tallahassee for the last 26 years. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Barbara Pasternak; three daughters, Lorraine Panter (and Kevin) of Blue Ridge, Ga., Diane Secrest (and Vince) of Conroe, Texas, and Maureen O'Neal of Tallahassee; a son, R.J. Pasternak (and Sara) of Marietta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Austin and Lainey Panter, Cole and Caden Secrest, Casey O'Neal and Gabriel Pasternak; a brother, Joseph Pasternak of Newtown, Pa.; a sister, Theresa Napierkowski of Langhorne, Pa.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/17/2006
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Robert Simonds Patton, 81, a retired banker, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in Atlanta, Ga. The service will be held Feb. 1 near Tallahassee. Sarah Palumbo (850-926-4355), is handling arrangements. He was a master swimmer who holds world records and was a banker for 22 years in Waltham, Mass. He lived in Sebring, Fla., until 1999, when he moved to Tallahassee. Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Patton Palumbo of Crawfordville and Peryntha Davis "Perrie" Bigwood of Marston Mills, Mass.; a son, Robert "Peter" Potter Patton of Hudson, Ohio; a step-daughter, Melinda Postma of Gainesville; five grandchildren; and four brothers. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/24/2002.
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MONTICELLO - Marjorie L. Paulette, 68, who retired from Wakulla Springs after 33 years of dedicated service, died Friday, July 22, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDTtoday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Aenon Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Survivors include a son, Michael L. Paulette Jr.; three daughters, Robin Woods, Teresa Paulette and Gigi Vied; a brother, Clyde King; two sisters, Lee Moseley and Charlotte King; and seven grandchildren, Kara and Amber Paulette, Michelle and Jessica McClung, Hallie Vied and Shawn and Garrett Barco. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas Vied. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/24/2005.
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Leigh Cassius "Cash" Paulson, 85, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his home. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 624 Miccosukee Road. A reception following the Mass will be at the Cross Creek Driving Range at Mahan Drive and Interstate 10. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Homes (877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Panama Canal Museum, 7985 113th St., Suite 100, Seminole, FL 33772; Big Bend Hospice of Tallahassee, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 624 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL. A native of Corry, Pa., he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent four years flying PBY aircraft in the Pacific, including many rescue missions. He moved to the Panama Canal Zone in 1949, where he worked with the federal government and led a successful career with Commissary Operations. In 1978, after 30 years of service, he retired from the Panama Canal Company as the manager of the district warehouse. He moved to Tallahassee, where he and his wife, Mary Jane, enjoyed their six children and 15 grandchildren. As a husband, father, grandfather and friend, "Grandpa" is truly loved by all. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Jane; three sons, Leo Paulson (and wife Cynthia) of Crawfordville, Mark Paulson (and wife Maria of San Francisco and Mike Paulson (and wife Cindy) of Tallahassee; three daughters, Judy Weaver of Costa Rica, Jane Martin (and husband Milton) of Crawfordville and Jill Berger (and husband Skip) of the Republic of Panama; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/9/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Arthur F. Peacock Jr., 64, a retired supply coordinator for the U.S. Army, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193), with burial at 11:30 a.m. CDT at Mount Olive Cemetery in Altha. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. A native of Altha, Arthur moved from West Palm Beach to Crawfordville six years ago. He was a Protestant and served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm. Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Fearing (and husband Donald) of West Palm Beach, Janice Parker (and husband James) of Crawfordville and Judith Boyd (and husband Richard) of Fort White; three brothers, Patrick Peacock and Paul Peacock, both of Tallahassee, and Richard Peacock of Crawfordville; a sister, Mary Setterburg of Melbourne; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/17/2006.
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Edward Earl Pearce, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Bible Believer's Fellowship in Tallahassee, with burial at Aenon Church Cemetery. Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518) is handling arrangements. Mr. Pearce was the owner of Peco Boat Builders. He was the designer of the Early Bird Line. He was also a preacher in Leon, Wakulla and Okaloosa counties. He served in the Seabees (Navy) in World War II. He was a volunteer grandparent at Fort Braden School and a member of Leon Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he was a former pastor. He is survived by four daughters, Lillie Anderson of Sycamore, Ill., and Elsie Baker, Viviette Hodges and Sheila Baker, all of Tallahassee; two sons, Calvin Pearce of Crawfordville and Tony Colvin of Havana; a sister, Juanita Evans of Tallahassee; a lifelong friend, Myrtle Gray Pearce of Tallahassee; 27 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/20/2002.
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John Denton Peck, 90, a retired executive for Greyhound Bus Lines who managed the Tallahassee Greyhound terminal in the late 1970s and early 1980s, died March 22, 2005. Burial was at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Chattanooga, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1304 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303; the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303; or the Leon County Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301, for books on American history. Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist (423-698-2541) is handling arrangements. Although Peck's roots were in Meigs County, Tenn., he lived in Tallahassee for 30 years. As a child of the Depression, he landed a job sweeping out buses for Cherokee Bus Lines in Chattanooga. He was quickly promoted to mechanic and then filled in as a driver, beginning a 43-year employment relationship with Greyhound. He retired in 1977 as chief of operations for the continental United States. During World War II, Peck was deferred from Greyhound for two years to serve as a radar instructor for the U.S. Navy. Peck's fascination with bus transportation was noted by his son-in-law, Jim O'Dell of Shelbyville, saying, "In all his travel, Mr. Peck never passed through any town or city without going to the Greyhound bus station." After his corporate retirement, Peck and his wife, Beth, returned to Tallahassee, where he managed the Greyhound terminal on West Tennessee Street. Peck's family was his chief devotion in life. He and Beth were married 65 years. His credo was "never quit." He also was an ardent student of American history, a member of Methodist church choirs in three states, a golfer and a devoted fan of the Florida State Seminoles. In addition to his wife and son-in-law, Mr. Peck is survived by two daughters, Dana Peck of Panacea and Charlotte O'Dell of Shelbyville; six grandchildren, including Corey King of Gainesville, Matthew Slavens and John Slavens, both of Tallahassee; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/27/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard Mathew Peden, 62, a retired forest ranger for the state of Florida, died Saturday, March 29, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at Aaron Cemetery Addition in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Roanoke, Va., and was a resident of Crawfordville since 1958. Survivors include a son, Gary Peden of Woodville; three daughters, Tonya Peden Newkirk and Rhonda Peden, both of Crawfordville, and Tammy Owens of Tallahassee; a brother, Bill Lucas of Live Oak; two sisters, Helen Wade of Roanoke and Jean Wilson of Tallahassee; and six grandchildren. .Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/31/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Debra Council Pelt, 88, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with private burial at Pelt Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakulla Room, Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She is survived by three daughters, Janice Pelt Brown (and husband L.W. "Lonnie") of Crawfordville, Maxine Pelt Lambeth (and husband Ray) of Tallahassee and Sharol Pelt Brown (and husband Edwin) of Crawfordville; a son, Randall Pelt (and wife Eva) of Crawfordville; 12 grandchildren, Lynn Brown, Debbie Brown, Dondi Brown, Maria Brown, Donna Lambeth Guzik, Cynthia Lambeth Hodges, Martha Lambeth Jenkins, Gina Lambeth Lewis, Traci Brown Cash, Wade Brown, Peggy Pelt Gary and George "Randy" Pelt; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Etta Mae Council Pelt of Crawfordville; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends; and a very special friend, J.K. Moore. She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband of 61 years, Cager Pelt. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/28/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Donald R. Pelt, 64, who retired as a maintenance worker for the Wakulla County School Board, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Anne Pelt. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333), with burial at Pelt Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. He was a native of Wakulla and a member of Sopchoppy United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved country, his family and Wakulla County. Survivors include three sons, Donald R. "Woody" Pelt Jr. and William "Pepper" Harris, both of Tallahassee, and Allan J. Harris of Melbourne; a daughter, Alison Allen of Tallahassee; a brother, Monty Pelt of Crawfordville; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/6/2006.
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TALLAHASSEE - Mable Lawhon Pelt, 87, of Tallahassee died Sunday, May 7, 2000. A native of Wakulla County, Mrs. Pelt was a member of Sopchoppy First Baptist Church. Mrs. Pelt is survived by: two sons, Jimmy Frohock and Wallace Frohock, both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Gay Vause of Crawfordville and Dena Hobbs of Starke; a brother Morris Lawhon of Crawfordville; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Pelt were held May 9, 2000 at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville with burial following in Arran Cemetery. From the Bradford County Telegraph; May 11, 2000
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Pauline Revell Peltier, 54, a supervisor for the Department of Highway Safety and Department of Revenue for 32 years, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Panacea Full Gospel Church in Panacea, with burial at Revell Cemetery in Otter Creek. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1304 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and was of the Protestant faith. She is survived by her mother, Darkas Revell of Sopchoppy; a son, Shannon Willis of Crawfordville; two daughters, JoLynn M. Willis of Crawfordville and Amy Y. Willis of Niantic, Conn.; three brothers, Roland, Buck and Bobbie Revell, all of Sopchoppy; two sisters, Yvonne Bryant of Sopchoppy and Joann Ferrell of Tallahassee; and five grandchildren, Johnathan and Christopher Dailey, Madison and Veronica Willis and Avery Grace Albl. She was preceded in death by her father, Otto Revell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/14/2003.
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Crawfordville - James Kenneth "Mr. P" Pennington, 66, who worked for Jimmy Crowder Excavating for 28 years, died Monday, July 14, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sue Pennington. No services are planned at this time. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT Saturday at the family residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include two sons, Jerome Pennington (and wife Becki) of Cottondale and Chris Pennington (and wife Mandy) of Panama City; a daughter, Virginia "Scooter" Pennington of Orlando; and a sister, Martha Williams (and husband Pat) of Graceville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/17/2003.
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SANDY SPRINGS - Jakie Pearce Pepper, 71, passed away Friday, August 3, 2007. The graveside service will be at 12 (noon) EDT Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd. N.E., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345; to Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road N.W. Atlanta, GA 30327-2108; or to Weinstein Center, 5300 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338. She was born on May 6, 1936 in Tallahassee. Although she attended Leon High School, she graduated from high school in Graceville. She attended Florida State University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. She worked at Mendelson's department store in Tallahassee in high school. She later worked for the State of Florida in the insurance department and left to work at the Tallahassee Democrat. Her most important job, though, was being a stay-at-home mother to three children. She was an avid lover of the arts and was a gifted pianist and loved to dance. She also loved FSU football and baseball, and managed to read a book a day. She is the daughter of the late Wakulla County Commissioner A. R. Pearce Jr. The Pepper family has been a member of Temple Sinai in Atlanta for 33 years, and Jakie was a member of Hadassah for 30 years. She is survived by her mother, Betty Pearce, of Crawfordville; her husband of 50 years, Ronald Pepper; her three children, Eric (Sharon) Pepper and Jack (Debra) Pepper, both of Atlanta, and Betsy (Steve) Grugin, of Marquette, Mich., (and her three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mallory, and Kayla Grugin). She is also survived by her brothers Randy (Jill) Pearce of Crawfordville, and John (Meredith) Pearce, of Indian Harbor Beach; her sister, Pat (Bob) Brooks, of Montgomery, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/4/2007.
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WOODVILLE - Billie Jean Peris, 58, of Lancaster, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, the Rev. Richard L. Peris Jr. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Woodville First Baptist Church, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville (421-2333). Mrs. Peris was born in Tallahassee. She was the daughter of Mary Lee Strickland Carter of Woodville and the late John Wesley Carter. She was a homemaker and worked for the former Fillings Dry Cleaners for 10 years. She enjoyed baby sitting, fishing and gardening. Mrs. Peris was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Lancaster where she was the church secretary and treasurer and was Sunday school superintendent for 27 years. Mrs. Peris graduated from Texas Bible College in 1974. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by four brothers, Donald Ray Carter of Crawfordville and James Wesley, Henry Melvin and Jack David Carter, all of Woodville; and a sister, Mary Carter Graves of Woodville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Marie Carter Pelt. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/5/2002.
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MADISON - Virginia Iduma Perkins, 81, died Monday, August 13, 2007, in Tallahassee. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, August 17, 2007, at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel (850-973-2258), with burial to follow at Midway Cemetery in Lee. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Beggs Funeral Home. She was born in Madison County, where she lived most of her life. She moved to Crawfordville in 1989. She retired from Gold Kist and was a former member of Midway Baptist Church and a member of Crawfordville First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, James "Buddy" Perkins of Live Oak; three daughters, Alice Battles of Buford, Ga., Jean Piplack of Crawfordville and Joette McHenry of Tallahassee; a sister, Belle Davis of Madison; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/16/2007.
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MARIANNA - Bennie Perry, 82, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. CDT Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church, with burial at Marvin Chapel Free Will Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT today at James & Sikes Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel (850-482-2332). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He is survived by a son, Larry Perry of Crawfordville; a daughter, Glenda Shelton of Chattahoochee; and four grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/17/2003.
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MACCLENNY - Edna Mae Peterson, 86, a contractor for the U.S. postal service, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny (904-259-2211). Mrs. Peterson was a Methodist. She was born in Tallahassee and had lived in Macclenny for the past 10 1/2 years, moving there from Jacksonville. Survivors include a brother, Rainey C. Russell Jr. of Marianna; three sisters, Eloise Austin of Crawfordville, Eleanor Reinhardt of Bryceville and Teresa Christie of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Juanita Russell of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/15/2005.
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Elsie K. Peterson, 91, a retired admissions clerk at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church on North Meridian Road at Tharpe Street. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Arlington Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309. She was born Elsie Kramer on Aug. 25, 1912, in Mars, Pa., and married Williard E. Peterson and moved to Jacksonville in 1938. She had been a resident of Tallahassee since 1971. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a daughter of the covenant. She loved the Lord and served him well through her faithful attendance and service at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. She was a past-president of the UMW and served on numerous committees and as a circle chairman for many years. She also worked as a volunteer in the church office and served as a "Pink Lady" at Tallahassee Community Hospital for many years. She retired from TMH in 1979. Survivors include a son, Jim Peterson (and wife Margie) of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Kathy Cox (and husband Bill) of Tallahassee; four brothers, Glen Kramer of Scottsville, N.Y., Jim Kramer of Mars, Pa., Wib Kramer of Valencia, Pa., and Clyde Kramer of Lebonia, N.Y.; a sister, Myrtle Werlink of Renton, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Robert Jackson of Crawfordville, Stephen Jackson of Tallahassee, Robert Peterson of St. Augustine, Rusty Welch of Deltona, Christine Peterson of Maryville, Wash., Kimberly Peterson and Carrie Peterson, both of St. Augustine, Lori Simmers of Orange Park and Terry Cullen of Jacksonville; 14 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Peterson of Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Williard; a daughter, Shirley; two sons, Bob and Bill; and two grandchildren, Jeff Peterson and Michael Peterson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/9/2003.
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CRESTVIEW, FL - Susan Tucker Izumi Peterson, 46, died Thursday, July 8, 2004. The service will be at 6 p.m. EDT Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). The burial is being planned. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. EDT until the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Regional Cancer Group, 2003 Centre Pointe Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was of the Baptist faith and served in the U.S. Air Force. She is survived by her adopted mother, Wynelle Wiginton of Crawfordville; four daughters, Jaimiean Izumi of Tallahassee, Karen Izumi of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Christine Peterson of Satellite Beach and Teresa Peterson of Crestview; two brothers, Richard Tucker of Crawfordville and Jimmy Tucker of Atlanta; two sisters, Laura Hicks of Apple Valley, Calif., and Sally Demon of Crawfordville; two grandchilren, Heather Scott of Tallahassee and Davydsun Izumi of Kaneohe; and her significant other, Tom Litteral of Crestview. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/10/2004.
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Bulah Adaline Raker Petrandis, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at her home after a lengthy illness. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mrs. Petrandis was born in Crawfordville on Nov. 27, 1913. She was the oldest girl of a family of eight children. She was working at The Tallahassee Cafe when she met her future husband, George D. Petrandis, a Greek immigrant who had recently arrived in Tallahassee. They opened their first restaurants together, The Nickel Shop and The Splendid Lunch, both on Adams Street. Together they built George's Cafe & Bar and George's Motel in Wakulla County at the Ochlockonee River Bridge. Both businesses are still operated by the Petrandis family as George's Lighthouse Point Condos and Angelo and Son's Seafood Restaurant. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy (and wife Nancy), Johnny (and wife Penny) and Angelo (and wife Arline); 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Hays of Dallas; and a cousin, Opal Arnold Clark of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/31/2004.

Bulah Raker Petrandis The loving matriarch of a large family, Bulah Raker Petrandis, died quietly in her home on Trescott Drive on Sunday, August 29, 2004, after a long illness. Mrs. Petrandis was born in Crawfordville, Florida on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1913. The oldest girl in a family of eight children, her father was Rob Raker, a fisherman, and her mother Estelle Mathers Raker, a housewife. At one time the Raker family owned much of the southern part of Wakulla County and the land at the end of Bottoms Road in Panacea was known as the Raker Seine Yard. Today only one sister, Agnes Hays of Texas; five cousins, Opal Willis of Tallahassee, John Mathers and Murray Mathers, both of Wakulla County, and Martha Yonan of Louisiana, Janet Rizo of Springhill, Florida; and one sister-in-law, Jessie Raker of Wakulla County, remain to tell us of the family's "old days" in Wakulla County. While working as a young girl in a Greek-owned restaurant in Tallahassee, The "Tallahassee Cafe" on Adams Street, Bulah Raker met her life's partner. George Petrandis had come from Patmos to the United States through Ellis Island in 1929 and came south to Tallahassee to work with his brother, Nick Petrandis. In 1933 he and Bulah were married and soon in business for themselves in a small restaurant on Adams Street called the "Nickel Shop," then later the "Splendid Lunch." Bulah and George worked hard together and saved much of what they made to invest in property. At one time they had saved enough to buy a car or a piece of property, they bought the building and kept on walking. One family story tells of the time when the commander of Camp Gordon Johnston came to George and Bulah's restaurant as George was locking up for the night. George opened and fed the officer and his friends and as a result, received a contract for several hundred sandwiches needed by sunrise the next day. His men were in training for beach assault on Dog Island in the Gulf of Mexico, and needed provisions for the exercise. George and Bulah and her sister, Helen, worked through the night and the sandwiches were ready when the Army truck came to pick them up. They were sold for only a nickel apiece, but the contract was for more than one day, and this provided the economic boost the struggling young couple needed. George and Bulah were part of the vibrant Greek culture that worked in Tallahassee during the late 1930's and early 1940's. The joys of life, rather than its hardships were emphasized. At this time, there was not yet a Greek Orthodox Church, and their services were conducted in the present Episcopal Church on Monroe Street. Many wedding receptions and "Greek Night" dances were celebrated in the old red brick Armory on North Monroe Street. Bulah was very proud, both of her Greek husband's heritage and his American citizenship. She was an avid student of the famous Greek culinary arts. With the help of George, his sisters Irene Mitchell and Despinoula Gouras, as well as his mother, all of whom he brought to America, Bulah soon could bake all of the Greek pastries. Her children will tell you that she could beat the Greek ladies! In spite of the hardships of building a business, and learning a language in a foreign land, in a world at war; the natural optimism of these people triumphed. Together Bulah and George began to spend their Sundays at a beautiful spot near the Ochlockonee River that probably reminded George of his island home. Soon after the WPA built the bridge over the river there, they bought the land at the intersection of Mashes Sands Road and Highway 98. The Ochlockonee River Bridge was once featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the bridge to nowhere, because there was no road on the Franklin County side. During the summer of 1946, Moon's Jewelry Store wanted to expand its business, so Bulah and George lost their lease where the Splendid Lunch was located. Another location was offered, but Bulah and George decided to begin their Panacea building program. Working along with their three sons, who were born between 1935 and 1948, they began to build a small resort. They rented home-made fishing boats for $1.50 a day, served meals, rented cabins, and sold alcohol in a package store that George built over the water to take advantage of the "wet county" status of Franklin County. The county line was changed to the middle of the river in the 1990's. The Petrandis family used kerosene lanterns, a well and windmill for water and gas-powered generators. When the power company was finally ready to bring electricity to the county, George and Bulah bought the poles to run the power and telephone lines from Panacea to the bridge, a distance of three miles. The original rental cabins and restaurant, known as George's Cafe, were built of lumber salvaged from the army barracks at Camp Gordon Johnston. Their restaurant became famous for its fresh seafood and the willingness of its owners to serve anything you wanted, anytime you got there. During the filming of the "Tarzan" movies at Wakulla Springs, Johnny Weismuller was a frequent customer. Many congressmen, legislators and governors made the 35 mile drive to "eat over the water," with George and Bulah. Bulah recently told us that Governor Leroy Collins celebrated his election in George's Care. He came into the kitchen that night and picked up her husband, and laughing, called out, "George! We won!" That restaurant became the cornerstone of the family's holdings and is still operated by Bulah's grandson, Thomas. It is now known as Angelo and Son's Seafood Restaurant. The original motel cabins grew to a 58-unit motel, and has now been converted to a condominium complex, known as George's Lighthouse Point. Ten new units were recently completed by another grandson, Lee. Another complex (to be named Bulah's Cove) is under construction by a third grandson, John. All of Bulah and George's sons, Jimmy Johnny and Angelo, were raised with the parable of the three sticks -- if you separate them, you can break each one easily -- tied together; they become an unbreakable entity. This creed has helped the family to be successful. Bulah Raker Petrandis was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She guided and inspired us all with her love, wisdom and support. We never heard her raise her voice in anger. We are grateful for her life and will miss her. She was pre-deceased by her husband, George, who died in 1978. She was so faithful to his memory that his hat was still hanging on her living room wall the day she died. She is survived by three sons and their wives. Jimmy and Nancy Petrandis, Johnny and Penny Petrandis, and Angelo and Arline Petrandis; ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/12/2004.
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Floyd H. Pettis Sr., a maintenance technician for the state of Florida, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia Pettis. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Monday at Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 1304 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303. He was a protestant and loved hunting and fishing. Other survivors include two daughters, Kim Clanahan of Tallahassee and Anita Pettis of Fla,; five sons, Ben Cash of Brandon, Fla., Ronald Cash, Hayward Pettis, Kelvin Pettis and Gatewood Pettis, all of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Pettis of S.C., Arthur Pettis of Tallahassee and Billy Pettis of Crawfordville; and two sisters, Louise Graves of Havana and Bernice Porter of Woodville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 2/1/2003 - 2/2/2003
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PANACEA - William Caswell Peurifoy, 70, an electrician, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Peurifoy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Born in Bradenton, he had been a resident of Panacea for nine years, moving there from Lorida. He was a Methodist. Other survivors include a daughter, Debbie Houchins of Tallahassee, and a sister, Jan Chambers of Bradenton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/6/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Bennie Phillips, 88, a retired welder, died Monday, June 20, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Ila Phillips. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at Aaron Annex Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Winokur, Ga. He was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member and deacon of Beulah Baptist Church. He also is survived by a son, Harold Phillips (and wife Cindy) of Crawfordville; two daughters, Bonita Lambert (and husband Mike) and Sheree Fletcher (and husband Bud), both of Crawfordville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/21/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - David Maxwell Phillips, 53, a U.S. Postal Service employee at Lake Jackson, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at home. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at Grace Baptist Church in Quincy, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Charles McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-7677) in Quincy is handling arrangements . Survivors include two sons, Ryan Phillips of Brandon and Jonathan Phillips of Fernandina Beach and his son's mother Sherry Phillips of Tallahassee; a sister, Linda Phillips Roberts of Lake Tallavana; and three brothers, the Rev. Ronnie Phillips of Charlotte, N.C., Michael Phillips of Cairo, Ga., and Al Phillips of Crawfordville; and his companion, Joyce Sanders of Crafordville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Phillips and Mattie Rea Rudd Phillips. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 9/16/2006 - 9/17/2006.
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QUINCY - Mattie Rudd Phillips, 76, who retired from retail management, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at East Jefferson Street Assembly of God Church in Quincy, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EST Saturday at McClellan Funeral Home (627-1111). She is survived by a daughter, Linda Phillips Roberts of Lake Tallavana; three sons, the Rev. Ronnie Phillips of Raleigh, N.C., James Allison Phillips of Crawfordville and David M. Phillips of Tallahassee; a brother, Homer Rudd of Tampa; three sisters, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Johnson of Tallahassee, Verna Lee Londendyke of Tampa and Maysel Weeks of Quincy; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/5/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ronald Reid Phillips, 64, who retired from the FSU Police Department after 29 years of service, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Janis Phillips. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday at Lake Ellen Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Lake Ellen Baptist Church, 4495 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327, or a favorite charity. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Low Point, Ill., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 18 years, moving there from Tallahassee in 1965. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church. Other survivors include a son, Randall Reid Phillips of Crawfordville; a brother, John Wendell Phillips (and wife Rheta) of Pensacola; a sister, Mary Jane Carsella (and husband Boyce) of Big Fork, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Mary Phillips of Washburn, Ill.; a granddaughter, Melissa Mae Phillips; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/24/2003.
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PANACEA - Tommy Phillips, 58, a disabled veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died Monday, June 28, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Stella Dalton Phillips. The service will be at 4:30 p.m. EDT today Panacea Full Gospel Church, with burial at Panacea Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Alma, Ga., and lived in Panacea for 35 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Curfew No. 73 of Carrabelle. Other survivors include a son, John Thomas Phillips of Yuma, Ariz.; his mother, Dorothy Hawkins of Panacea; two brothers, James B. Phillips of Carrabelle and Edward T. Hawkins Jr. of Panacea; four sisters, Mary Ann Taylor of Panacea, Betty Waters of Port St. Joe, Starr Langley of Wewahitchka and Dawn Ray of Carrabelle; and five grandchildren, Dalton, Dillon and Desiree Rathel and Hunter Phillips, all of Wakulla, and Brandon Allen of Yuma. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Phillips Rathel. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/30/2004 - 7/1/2004.
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QUINCY - Vernon Phillips, 79, a retired tobacco farmer, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Thursday at Flat Creek Baptist Church, with burial at Flat Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EST Wednesday at McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (627-1111). Mr. Phillips was born in Rock Bluff community in Liberty County, and moved to Quincy from Tampa in 1988. He served in the Navy during World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Linda F. Roberts of Lake Tallavana; four sons, the Rev. Ronnie T. Phillips of Raleigh, N.C., James A. Phillips of Crawfordville, David M. Phillips of Tallahassee and Michael V. Phillips of Tampa; two sisters, Hazel Jowers of Whigham, Ga., and Mary Hall of Phenix City, Ala.; a special friend, Juanita Laffey of Quincy; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/10/2002.
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Tony Clarence Phinazee, 45, a cabinet finisher, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Phinazee. No services are planned. Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include his mother, Ronnie Phinazee of Live Oak; a daughter, Samantha Phinazee of Tallahassee; and four brothers, Randy Phinazee and Chris Phinazee, both of Cocoa, Darrell Phinazee of Live Oak and David Phinazee of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/17/2003.
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Lorraine V. Pichard, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942-2929). Family will receive friends an hour before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Crawfordville and had resided in Woodville before moving to Tallahassee. She was a member of Woodville Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons, Hayden DePaul Pichard, Vinson Pichard and Stephen Lee Pichard, all of Tallahassee; a daughter, Mary Ella Pichard of Tallahassee; a brother, Hayden Vause of Seminole Lake; three sisters, Jessie Lynn of St. Marks and Irene Adams and Wynona Reeder, both of Bonifay; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent D. Prichard, and a son, Harold Pichard. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/15/2004.
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QUINCY - Jean Roberts Pinson, 81, a retired medical secretary, died Saturday, June 17, 2006. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Charles McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-7677). Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Survivors include three sons, Victor Pinson of Crawfordville, Richard Pinson of Havana and Bill Pinson of Mount Pleasant; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/18/2006.
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PERRY - Eloysa Pita, a longtime Perry resident, died at her home, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. Funeral Services were held 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 7 at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home (850-584-4149) with Pastor Jim Hartman officiating. Interment was held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. A native of Trenton, she had lived in Perry since 1955. She was a member of the Calhoun Street Church of Christ. Her involvement with the senior citizens and Meals On Wheels was an indication of her caring and compassion for people. She was an avid Seminole fan, keeping up with all sports and loved Elvis Presley's gospel music. She is survived by a son, Bobby Pita (and wife June) of Gainesville, a daughter, Judy Pita of Atlanta, a sister, Edna Clapp of Trenton, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert P. Pita, a brother, Hansel Durrance, and a sister, Doris Pearson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/9/2007.
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Myrtle Geraldine Chason Pittman, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-385-2193), with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was the widow of Thomas M. Pittman. They were married for 51 years. They were the proud owners and operators of Pittman Upholstery, Tallahassee's oldest upholstery shop, for many years. She was the mother of three children, Samuel T. Pittman (and Margaret), Joe M. Pittman (and Carrie), both of Tallahassee, and Roxanne E. Taylor (and David) of Monticello. She was grandmother of Amy L. Ellinor-Koch, Tammy A. Eastman, Bubba Ellinor, Sandra L. Moss, Mary M. Ouzts, Sam T. Pittman Jr., Abby T. Pittman, and Braiden T. Pittman of Tallahassee. She was the great-grandmother of Tara L. Ellinor, Haley B. Ellinor, Trey Koch, Thomas L. Pittman, Austin M. Ellinor, Karragin N. Koch, Hunter D. Eastman, Wesley J. Ellinor, Tyler L. Moss, Maggie D. Moss, and Andrew B. Ouzts. She was lovingly known as "big granny" and "cat granny" because of her love of cats. She leaves behind a brother, Robert E. Chason. The family would like to thank the staff of Big Bend Hospice for all of their love and kindness. They showed her the last few days of her life. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/27/2006.
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PANAMA CITY BEACH - Donald Arthur Plaskett, 78, a retired maintenance manager for Bell Canada Inc., died Saturday, March 15, 2003, in Panama City. He is survived by his wife Helen Plaskett. No service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, the American Heart Association, Toastmasters Ralph Smedley Memorial Fund, or to a favorite charity. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home (850-763-4694) is handling arrangements. He was a native of Stratford, Ontario, and had lived in Panama City Beach for four years, moving there from Tallahassee. Mr. Plaskett was a past district manager of Toastmaster International, a member of American Philatelic Society, and had been active in many charitable organizations. He was also active in the Telephone Pioneers of America and Canada. Other survivors include a son, Stephen Plaskett (and wife Charlene) of Thunder Bay, Ontario; a daughter, Rosemary Plaskett (and husband Bill Stewart) of Whitehorse, Yukon; two sisters, Gail Steels of Oyster Bay, Fla., and Avis Blowes of Tavistock, Ontario; two brothers, Douglas Plaskett of Sarasota and David Plaskett of Venice; and five grandchildren, Ryann, Jessica, Thomas, Matthew and Dylan. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/19/2003.
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William F. Pletcher, 49, who was an electrician, died Saturday, April 3, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Joan E. Pletcher. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Burial will be at a later date at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist. Other survivors include three sons, Jeremy Pletcher (and wife Tammy) of Clearwater and Zeb Pletcher and William Pletcher, both of Tallahassee; three daughters, Katie Pletcher (and fiance Mark Hubbell) of Clearwater and Megan Pletcher and Saralyn Pletcher, both of Tallahassee; his mother, Beulah Pletcher of Tallahassee; a brother, Ronnie Pletcher of Crawfordville; three sisters, Jo Ann Hostetler of Condon, Mont., Shirley Aven of Whitney, Texas, and Sharon Campbell of Akron, Ohio; two grandsons, Jacob and Nathan Pletcher, both of Clearwater; and a host of other loving relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/5/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Shirley Marie Davis Plymel, 64, a loan officer with Wakulla Bank in Crawfordville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Cornerstone Ministries Church in Crawfordville, (824 Shadeville Road). Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A resident of Crawfordville, she will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all. Survivors include three sons, James Lloyd Shiver Jr. (and his wife Sherri) of Bremerton, Wash., Joseph Lamar Shiver of Monticello, and Jeffery Lane Shiver (and his wife Valorie) of Shelbyville, Ind.; a brother, James T. Davis (and his wife Lee) of Monticello; nine grandchildren, Angel, Ruthie, Christopher, Aaron, J.D., Jeremy, Nathan, Amanda and Samuel; and a great-granddaughter, Casey Ann. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul; her second husband, Winston; and her parents, Hazel and Cecil Simpson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/4/2007.
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Ashley Winston Poitevint Sr., 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Miriam Poitevint. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Faith Baptist Church Tallahassee, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice House, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Mitchell County, Ga., and had resided in Tallahassee for the past 53 years. He retired as a service manager for Sprint. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon before his illness. Other survivors include a son, Ashley Winston Poitevint Jr. (and wife Karen) of Wakulla County; two daughters, Kay Carlton (and husband Dale) of Crawfordville and Brenda Bowden (and husband Daniel) of Eustis; a sister, Patricia Abbott (and husband Ralph) of Columbia, S.C.; and six grandchildren, Cody and Dakota Poitevint, Jamie Maige, Jackie Carlton and Kerianne and Austin Bowden. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/22/2006.
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SOPCHOPPY - Bertha M. Pope, 91, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Carrabelle. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. EST until the service Friday at the cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Ware County, Ga., and had been a resident of Sopchoppy since 1947. Survivors include 10 nieces and six nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/27/2005
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SOPCHOPPY - James W. Pope, 85, who retired as a supervisor for the Florida Department of Transportation, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, in Carrabelle. He is survived by his wife, Bertha M. Pope. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. EST until the service at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), is handling arrangements. He was born in Altha and was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in World War II. He also is survived by a sister, Virginia Crosby of Quitman, Ga.; 10 nieces; and six nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/20/2004.
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Ensign Jerry Orelle "Buck" Pope II, 35, who served in the Medical Service Corps of the Navy, died Oct. 17, 2002, while on active duty in Yemen. The service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Mount Castle Funeral Home in Dale City, Va., (703-680-1234) is handling arrangements. Ensign Pope was born on Oct. 2, 1967, in Tallahassee. He was a graduate of Leon High School. He graduated with honors from Campbell University, earned his bachelor's degree in health and science from the University of Nebraska and earned a master's degree with honors in physician assistant studies. His personal awards, certifications and recognitions include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Medal. He was a basic combat swimmer, Special Operations independent duty corpsman, Special Operations technician, Special Forces freefall parachutist and a Special Warfare (SEAL) scuba diving supervisor. While assigned to the Joint Special Operations in Medical Training at Fort Bragg, he was named Sailor of the Year. He is survived by his wife, Andrea; two sons, Drew and Jack; and a daughter, Leah; his mother and stepfather, Violet and Mac Stroud of Virginia Beach, Va., his father and stepmother, Jerry O. and Susan Pope of Woodville; a brother, Shea Pope of Virginia Beach; three half brothers, Ross Pope of Tallahassee and John Pope and Tyler Pope of Woodville; four stepbrothers, Scott Sapp and Todd Sapp of Tallahassee and Layne Stroud and Adam Stroud of Virginia Beach; a stepsister, Ronda Sapp Fowler of Mobile, Ala.; his maternal grandmother, Edna Lovett of Wakulla Station; and his paternal grandmother, Barbara Evans of Panacea. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/20/2002.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Stella Frances Moore Pope, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005. The service will be at 7 p.m. EST today at Crawfordville First Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Arlington Memorial Park in Atlanta. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EST today at Crawfordville First Baptist Church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Tallahassee and lived most of her life in Wakulla Co. She moved to Atlanta and returned home in 1977. She was a member of Crawfordville First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Wyatt Pope (and wife Jeanne) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Nancy Pope of Crawfordville; a sister, Alberta Moore Mayer of Tallahassee; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Pope, Victoria Pope and John Pope. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/1/2005.
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Mainor Scott Poppell Jr., 87, who retired as a maintenance worker for Ayavalla Plantation, died Friday, May 14, 2004. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT Monday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Timberlane Preschool, c/o Timberlane Church of Christ, 3569 Timberlane School Road, Tallahassee, or First Baptist Church of Havana Youth Program. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was also a member of Timberlane Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Wilma Poppell of Tallahassee; a son, Bob Poppell (and wife Fran) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Betty Ann Hurst (and husband Thurman) of Havana; a brother, Daniel Poppell of Atlanta; three sisters, Cathleen Burns of Medart, Vaulda Whiddon of Tallahassee and Thelma Edenfield of Crawfordville; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/16/2004.
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PERRY - Jewell Howell Padgett Porter, 90, a medical records technician for the state of Florida, died Monday, March 17, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home chapel (850-584-4149), with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Her survivors include a son, James "Jim" Padgett (and wife Donna) of Perry; a stepson, Thomas Porter Jr. of Tallahassee; and two stepdaughters, Tommie Mae Greene (and husband Emory) of Sopchoppy and Annette Strickland (and husband Fred) of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/19/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ruby Mae Porter, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, in Medart. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Lake Ellen Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice Wakulla Chapter, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Panacea and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She is survived by three sons, John Porter of Crawfordville and Billy Porter (and wife Kathy) and Bobby Porter (and wife Glenda), all of Sopchoppy; two daughters, Becky Yawn (and husband Ray) and Karen Parsons (and husband Mark), both of Sopchoppy; a sister, Sally Guerra of Panacea; four brothers, Herman Metcalf of Panacea, Charles Metcalf of Sopchoppy, Hardy Metcalf of Panacea and Alex Metcalf of Green Cove Springs; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln Porter, and a grandson, Brian Parsons. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/26/2003.
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PANACEA - Sherry Porter, 56, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Joe Simmons. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. CDT Sunday (noon EDT) at Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. A native of Tallahassee and a lifelong resident of Wakulla County, she worked for the food-service division of the Wakulla County school system. Other survivors include two sons, Randy Moat of British Columbia and Travis Porter of Tallahassee; a brother, William Herman Mathers of Crawfordville; and a sister, Jean Evans of Sopchoppy. She was preceded in death by a sister, Doris "Tippy" Summers. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/5/2005.
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PANACEA - Wanda Wynell Porter, 67, an assistant manager at a convenience store, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Panacea Full Gospel Church, with burial at Bonnett Pond Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Washington County and was a resident of Panacea for 34 years. She was a member of Panacea Full Gospel Church. She loved the Sopchoppy Opera. Survivors include three sons, Craig Riker of Clearwater, Randy Riker of Newark, N.Y., and Jessie Porter of Crawfordville; three daughters, Sheral Barber of Alford, Jean Ivey of Cocoa and Linda Kay Crocker of Tampa; a brother, Thomas Lee Kent of Auburndale; two sisters, Katherine Brownlee and Betty Spencer, both of Lakeland; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. Porter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/2/2007.
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SPRING CREEK - William "Pap" Porter, 63, a mechanic, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife Peggy Porter. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Blue Ridge Cemetery on the Porters' property in Spring Creek. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/29/2004.
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JONES COUNTY - Cajer Arlyce "Don Johnson" Posey, 65, a radio personality, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at his home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon, with Father Brett Brannen officiating. A rosary will be said at 5 p.m. today at Hart's Mortuary in Macon, Ga. (478-746-4321). In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Macon Symphony Orchestra, 1400 Coleman, Macon, GA 31220. Don was born in Crawfordville, the son of the late Cajer and Geraldean Posey. He left Florida at 17 to be a disc jockey in Douglas, Ga., for WDMG. In 1973, Don came to Macon to work for WDEN. Radio was his life, but in addition to his accomplishments in the field, he owned a classic rock station in Georgetown, S.C., and sold cars for Riverside Ford, Youmans Chevrolet and Paul Walsh Nissan. Recently he was an account executive employed by Trans Western Publishing. Don is survived by his wife, Maria DeBacco of Macon; a daughter, Patrice Posey Maloy (and husband Jim) of Macon; a brother, Britt Posey of Tallahassee; a sister, Sara Duncan of Jacksonville; a granddaughter, Emily Dews Lane of Macon; and a great-grandson, Chandler McKay Lane of Macon. Don was much loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/29/2004.
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Charles Jefferson "Jeff" Posey II, 54, an off-shoreman, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Debra Posey of Gulf Breeze. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. EDT today at Fellowship Baptist Cemetery in Medart. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. He was a man with his own path who never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Elizabeth Posey of Tallahassee and Kristan M. Donohue of Quincy; two sons, Charles Jefferson Posey III and Chandler Rice Posey, both of Pensacola; two sisters, Martha Controni of Largo and Patricia Bond of Clearwater; a brother, Gary Andrew Posey of Tallahassee; Suki Shaw, the mother of Susan Elizabeth; and Denise Donohue, the mother of Kristan; two grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/2/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Pete Posey, 92, who retired as a maintenance worker for Wakulla County, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333), with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/9/2003.
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Phyllis Ann Posey, 53, a homemaker, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Winfred Posey. The family will have a private memorial gathering. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She cherished all time spent with family and close friends, especially time with her grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Angela Wable (and husband Kevin) and Lisa Burnett (and husband Rodney), both of Tallahassee; a son, Richard Posey (and wife Shannon) of Tallahassee; five brothers; three sisters; and eight grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/11/2004 - 8/13/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard Amos Posey, 54, a carpenter, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Posey. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. EST Saturday until the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Medart and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. Survivors include a son, Donald Curlee of Crawfordville; a daughter, Sissy Clifton of Panacea; a brother, Tommy Posey of Tallahassee; a sister, Tammy Harris of Newberry; six grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/18/2005.
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Bobby Lee Powell, 69, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Family will receive friends after the service at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428. Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529) is handling arrangements. He was a native of Gadsden County and a longtime resident of Tallahassee. His survivors include a son, Robert G. Powell of Tallahassee; a daughter, Nancy L. George of Tallahassee; a brother, Harry Powell of Tallahassee; an adopted brother, Billy Poston of Gretna; three sisters, Lois Watford of Mobile, Ala., Annette Nichols of Bascom and Mary Louise Hubbard of Atmore, Ala.; two adopted sisters, Margaret Olive of Crawfordville and Gloria Tolar of Fort Lauderdale; four grandchildren, Season George, Chelsea George, Sierra George and Cheyanne Powell, all of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/19/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - James Wesley Powell, 82, a retired truck driver for Alterman Transport Lines, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in Medart. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Powell. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Aaran Annex Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). He was born in Bradenton and lived in Crawfordville for 25 years before moving from Bradenton. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Battle of Bulge in Germany and Belgium. He was in the 45th Infantry division, the Thunderbirds. He was an avid gardener and hunter. Other survivors include four sons, Ralph W. Powell (and wife Diane) of River View, Jimmie E. Powell (and wife Dianne) of Port Orange, Vaughn T. Powell (and wife Pam) of Palmetto and Justin Powell of Crawfordville; a daughter, Debra Adams of Valdosta, Ga.; two brothers, Bill Powell (and wife Delilah of Alabama and Floyd Powell (and wife Norma) of Apopka; a sister, Rosemary Gilmore of Brandon; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/15/2004.
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Ruby Lee Powell, 84, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Friday at Praise Cathedral, with burial at Aenon Church Road Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850- 562-1518). She was born April 10, 1921. She was a loving and devoted mother and friend. No one ever met her without admiring and loving her. She touched many lives. People confided in her and loved her. She took many people under her wing and cared for them. She was a forgiving person, always turning the other cheek. She also was a wonderful listener. To those who knew her, she was the kindest and sweetest person they had met. She was of a pure heart. She always depended on the Lord. She had a great spiritual strength and was full of love. To her children, she was a friend and always there for them. She retired as a title examiner from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles after 25 years of dedicated service. She leaves behind five children, Janice Maria Bragg, Ruby Diane Roland Barber (and husband Marty), William Stancill (and wife Marge), Vernon Eugene Stancill and Susan Elaine Harrell (and husband Eddie); eight grandchildren, Jason Roland, Jeremy Roland, Roy Bragg, Carlton Thompson, Jennifer Lee Ouzts, Megan S. Walls, Shawn Stancill and Alan Harrell; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Bragg, Chaz Roland, Jillian Roland, Cody Roland, Hunter Thompson, Serena Thompson and Lane Ouzts; two loving sisters, Georgie Glover and Helen Duncan; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Attis and Nellie Core; two brothers, R.T. and D.C. Core; and two sisters, Emma Core and Vivian Spooner. "True Christian: pure of Spirit." Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/1/2006.
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David S. "J.R." Price, 54, a life-long friend, educator, athlete, and family man, died Friday, November 9, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Diane Price. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday Nov. 12, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (624 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee). The family will receive friends following the service in the church parrish hall. Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104. Serving as honorary pallbearers are David's close friends; Bert Hartsfield, Bob Corder, Bruce Dietrich, Bob Myhre, Everette Teague, Eric Mann, Scott Field, Ernie Ellison, Keith Anderson, and Ron Christen. David was born Sept. 23, 1953, in Boise City, Okla. He was a 1971 graduate of Florida High School, and attended Tallahassee Community College and the University of North Texas before completing his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Florida State University. He taught physical education to thousands of young people in the Wakulla County public school system for 29 years. David changed many lives as the soccer coach at Wakulla Middle School and the track and tennis coach at Wakulla High School. He was also the voice of the Wakulla Middle School football team and the Wakulla High School War Eagles. Other survivors include two sons, Stephen and Tyler Price; a daughter, Karen Whitfield; two brothers, John R. Price (wife Pam) and Greg Price (wife Carmen); sister, Mary Price; sister-in-law, Carole Roberts (and her husband Whitey Roberts); mother-in-law, Dorothy Courson (and husband Wesley); nephews, Christopher Roberts, Jason Price, Nick Price; and nieces, Morgan Roberts, Amy Price, and Kristen Price. David was preceded in death by his parents, John W, and Evelyn Price; a sister, Alice Price; and his father-in-law, Billy Fields. The benefit planned for Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dorothy B. Oven Park will still take place as a celebration of Coach Price's life. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/11/2007 - 11/12/2007.
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Evelyn Amalie Thoma Price, 88, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at her home. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, with burial at MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193), with a rosary said at 7 p.m. EDT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or a favorite charity. Mrs. Price was born March 10, 1916, to Alexander Jacob Thoma and Genevieve Anastasia Kelly in Dorchester, Mass., a suburb of Boston. She attended high school at St. Agnes Academy and college at Seton Hall in New York state. In 1940 Evelyn graduated from the Julliard School of Music in New York City with a Bachelor of Science in music education. She traveled to Pampa, Texas, where she had her first teaching position as a strings teacher in the Pampa ISD. It was in Pampa where Evelyn met her future husband, Staff Sgt. John W. Price, who was stationed at Pampa Army Air Field. They were married May 21, 1946, in Guymon, Okla., and later moved to Boise City, Okla., where they lived until 1962. While in Boise City, Evelyn taught private violin lessons in addition to teaching music in the public schools. In 1962, the Price family moved back to Pampa. It was during this three-year period that Evelyn played violin and viola with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, as well as in the orchestra that accompanied the Pampa High School fall musicals. In 1965, the Price family moved to Tallahassee, where Evelyn taught music and special-education classes in the Wakulla County school system until she retired in 1987. She played violin and viola in the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra and then continued her playing with the Tallahassee Big Bend Symphony Orchestra until the end of the spring season. She was a member of Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee. She is survived by three sons, John R. Price (and wife Pam) of Grapevine, Texas, Gregory H. Price (and wife Carmen) of Victoria, Texas, and David S. Price (and wife Diane) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Mary E. Price of Tallahassee; a brother, Richard Thoma of Yonkers, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Amy P. Price of Grapevine, 2nd Lt. Jason D. Price, United States Air Force, (and wife Becky) of Fayetteville, N.C., Kristen M. Price of Victoria, and Stephen P. Price, Tyler F. Price and Nicholas A. Clements, all of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death on Sept. 25, 2000, by her husband of 54 years, John Wesley Price; a daughter, Alice Evelyn Price; and a brother, Robert Thoma. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/30/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mark August Price Sr., 42, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Cathy Price. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodville United Methodist Church, 9200 Old Woodville Highway, at Church Street. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the Woodville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. A native of Jacksonville, he moved to Crawfordville in 1992. He was a member of the 1984 Class of Englewood High School in Jacksonville. He was employed by M. Inc. and attended Woodville United Methodist Church. Other survivors include two sons, Mark Price Jr. and Aaron Price; his mother, Frances Price; four brothers, Joseph Price Jr., David Price, Paul Price and Joey Price; two sisters, Regina Johnson and Connie MacEachern; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph W. Price Sr., and a sister, Katie Doctor. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/24/2007.
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Crawfordville - Theresa D. McMillian Price, 50, a seafood worker who had worked for Norman Barwick Seafood Co., died Sunday, July 6, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Richardson Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:50 to 6:50 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139). A viewing will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble at noon Saturday at 1073 Old Bethel Road in Crawfordville. A native of Wakulla, she was a member of Thessalonia Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by two sisters, Myra Randolph-Nickel of Jacksonville and Manuellena Randolph Smith (and husband Kenneth) of Crawfordville; two brothers, Manuel Teddy Randolph Jr. (and wife Sandra) of Tallahassee and Harold Randolph of Bristol; two devoted nieces, Laurie Randolph and Shasa Pitts, both of Tallahassee; other loving sisters and brothers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. (Editor's note: Because of errors in the text, we are reprinting this obituary.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/10/2003 - 7/11/2003.
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Myrtle Brashier Pritchard, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942- 2929). Burial will be at noon Saturday at Pleasant View Cemetery in Bremen, Ga. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or American Diabetes Association, 8384 Baymeadows Road, Suite 10, Jacksonville, FL 32256. A native of Shelby County, Ala., and former resident of Birmingham, Ala., she had lived in Tallahassee since 1968. She was a medical transcriber for the Apalachee Community Health Service and was a Baptist. She is survived by two sons, David Pritchard of Tallahassee and Stephen Pritchard of Phenix City, Ala.; two daughters-in-law, Linda Pritchard of McDonough, Ga., and Nora Pritchard of Wakulla County; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmers O. Pritchard. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/23/2006
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Charles Prochaska Jr., 72, a retired deputy sheriff, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in Sopchoppy. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. He was a Korean War veteran who worked as an electrical journeyman. He also worked as a loss-prevention manager for K-mart and retired from Citrus County as a deputy sheriff. Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Jean Prochaska; a son, Charles "Charlie" Prochaska III of Crawfordville; and three grandchildren, Charles "Ray" Prochaska IV, Amanda Rose Prochaska and Maleah Rachel Prochaska. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/6/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Kim C. Procher, 39, a waitress, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Cares, 2101 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Kim was loved by all. A champion of the needy and always there to help, Kimmy had a heart as big as gold. It was only surpassed by her love and devotion to animals. Survivors include her parents, Warren J. Procher of Key West and Patricia Farrell, and her brothers, Ronnie Procher, Shawn Procher and Glenn Procher, all of Key West. Kimmy's free spirit will be greatly missed by everyone. We love you, Kimmy. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/1/2003.
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WARNER ROBINS - Virginia "Ginny" B. Puckett, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home (478-953-1478). A private committal service will take place in Andersonville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Missions By the Sea, C/O Ann Price, 28 Carnival Lane, Alligator Point, FL 32346. Friends may sign the guest registry at www.mcculloughfh.com. She was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Mitchellville, Iowa. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She was a member of the Hall of Fame Garden Club Federation, a member of the National Council Garden Club in Kansas and a life member of the Florida Federation Garden Club in Winter Park. She was a Baptist and was past organist at Missions By the Sea Church for over 20 years. Survivors include a son, Bret V. Puckett (and Kathleen); and four grandchildren, Matthew Puckett of Havana, Melissa Puckett of Crawfordville, Tommy Copeland of Charleston, S.C., and Carol Copeland of Clinton, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Puckett, a daughter, Constance R. Copeland; and her parents, Vernon and Thelma Haning Bailey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2006
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Irene Ainslie Pulliam, 92, the former owner of Wakulla Ice Plant and Irene's Beauty Shop, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Medart. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Arran Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850- 926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was employed as a beautician at Eden Springs. Survivors include a son, Richard Pulliam of Wisconsin; three nieces, Carletta Anderson of Crawfordville, Helen Williams (and husband Jeff) of Sopchoppy and Mary Potter (and husband Frank) of Greensboro; a nephew, Archie "Woody" Cooper Jr. (and wife Carol) of Alabama; six great-nieces; six great-nephews; four great-great-nieces; eight great-great-nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, V.L. Cooper and Robert Pulliam. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/13/2006.
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