SNEADS - Hazel Byrd Napier, 83, a retired bookkeeper, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. CST (2:30 p.m. EST) Thursday at Providence Baptist Church in Grand Ridge, with burial at 4 p.m. EST (3 p.m. CST) at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (627-1111) is handling arrangements. She is survived by her children, Shirley J. Hearon of Panama City Beach, Bobby Mack Napier of Salt Lake City, Becky Jones of Sneads, Linda Kay Norton of Tallahassee, Peggy Ann Hall of Marianna and Gary Dan Napier of Grand Ridge; a brother, George M. Byrd of Sopchoppy; two sisters, Betty Lois Neel of Grand Ridge and Lucy Byrd Buttress of Greenwood, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/7/2004.
Jean Nash, 67, who owned Jean Nash Accounting and Tax Preparation Services, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at her home surrounded by family. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. A native of London, England, Jean was born on Dec. 6, 1938. She immigrated to the United States at 21 years of age and obtained her U.S. Citizenship in 1972. She lived in Colorado for more than 20 years before moving with her husband to Tallahassee in 1987. Jean was an active and well-respected businesswoman. She was one of a small, select group of accounting professionals in Tallahassee certified as an Enrolled Agent. She also previously served on the Board of the Tallahassee Senior Citizen's Center. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader who enjoyed music, dance, gardening, the arts and travel and, most importantly, a friend. She inspired her family with her joie de vivre (joy and love of life), and was unconditionally generous, both in business and in her personal life. She leaves behind an indelible mark of happiness in the lives of all her family, friends, associates and "client-family" members. All will forever and exceptionally miss her. Jean is survived by her husband of 24 years, Dan Nash; her devoted sons and daughters , Damon Magill and Carol Magill, both of Denver, Nancy Juneau (and Steve) of Tallahassee, Carol Carnley (and Billy) of Crawfordville and Steve Nash (and Jennifer) of Houston; three beloved sisters, Sheila O'Connor (and Herb), Pat Crossley (and Artie) and Margaret Harris, all of England; a brother, Gerry Woolaway (and family) of Australia; 13 grandchildren, Bernadine, Christina, Anthony, Nicole, Sarah, Jessica, Christopher, Julia, Courtney, Jacob, Nathan, Morgan and Isabel; five great-grand-children; and many devoted family friends. The family wishes to express their sincere and heart-felt appreciation to Big Bend Hospice for its care. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 4/9/2006 - 4/10/2006.
ARRAN - George Edsel Nazworth, 76, a mason in construction, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy E. Nazworth. The graveside service will be at 4 p.m. EST Saturday at Arran Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309, or the American Lung Association, 539 Silver Slipper Lane, Suite A, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Mr. Nazworth was a lifelong resident of Arran and a Baptist. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed singing and playing many musical instruments. He was also a Navy veteran. Other survivors include two sons, Terry E. Nazworth (and wife Debbie) and Dallas L. Nazworth, both of Arran; two daughters, Sara Revell (and husband Bobbie) of Sopchoppy and Marilyn Anderson (and husband Arthur) of Arran; a brother, Jesse C. Nazworth of Crawfordville; a sister, Lillian Jackson of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Stacey Hyde, Rita Lawson, Adron Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Jerimie Revell, Megan Nazworth and Evan Nazworth; four great-grandsons; and two stepgreat-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Arrana Nazworth; two daughters, Janet Willis and Beverly Nazworth; and a sister, Clifford Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/17/2003.
CRAWFORDVILLE - Tommy A. Nazworth, 58, a roofer, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. EST Monday at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333). A native of Perry, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist. He is survived by three daughters, Jeannie Beach and Gerri Nazworth, both of Crawfordville, and Joni Nazworth of Sneads; a brother, Jimmy Joe Nazworth (and wife Valrie) of Crawfordville; four sisters, Mary Robison (and husband Robert) of Crawfordville, Debbie Haney of Skipperville, Ala., Margaret Woodruff (and husband Chris) of Augusta, Ga., and Janice Nazworth of Crawfordville; and eight grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/27/2005.
James Donald Neighbors, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 27. 2006. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorsey Neighbors. The service will be 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). James was born in Sunnyside, Ky., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1974. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 35 years of service and had 10-and-a-half years of service with the U.S. Postal Service in Tallahassee. Other survivors include two sons, Ron Neighbors (and wife Barbara) of Bowling Green, Ky., and Tim Neighbors of Tallahassee; three daughters, Janet Walton (and husband Les) of North Fort Myers, Denese Allbritton (and husband Jimmy) of Tallahassee and Melinda Lyon (and husband Kevin) of Crawfordville; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/30/2006.
CRAWFORDVILLE - Violet E. Neighbors, 82, who retired as an assembly worker at Stubnitz Corp., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004. The service will be at noon EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. EST until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla Bank, for Violet E. Neighbors, P.O. Box 610, Crawfordville, FL 32326. She was born in Goshen, Ind., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 30 years. She was a Pentecostal. Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Kidwell (and husband Robert) of Crawfordville; three sisters, Mary Dennis of Mobile, Ala., and Helen Parrish and Annie Davis, both of Vincennes, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Cooper. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/17/2004.
SOPCHOPPY - Willie Maebell Nelson, 81, a retired domestic worker, died Friday, May 18, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Zion Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at Mount Olive No. 1 Cemetery in Crawfordville. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was born in Wakulla County on April 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Dollie Hines Nelson. She was a member of Zion Hill Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a devoted niece and caregiver, Mable H. Dean; a sister-in-law, Marie Nelson Lane; four godchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son and 16 brothers and sisters. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/24/2007.
Dorothy Elizabeth Holland NeSmith, 86, a homemaker and caregiver, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Madison. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929), with burial at 2 p.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville, Ga. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. She was the daughter of the late James D. Holland Jr. and Amanda Jane Simmons. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Tallahassee where she played the piano and was active in Sunday school. She retired from the foster-grandparent program at Gretchen Everardt School in Tallahassee. Survivors inlcude 12 children, Dorothy Frye (and Halley) of Blountstown, Mary Ellen Jordan (and Eulis) of Madison, Leo NeSmith Jr. (and Shelia) of Bristol, Danny NeSmith (and Ann) of Thomasville, Ga., Joe NeSmith of Cut Bank, Mont., Joy Hevey (and Don) of Tallhassee, Sheryl Rehberg (and Joe) of Valdosta, Ga., Margaret Windham (and Buck) of Albany, Ga., Robert NeSmith (and Darinda ) of Tallahassee, Kathy Hayes (and David) of Meigs, Ga., Charlotte Arons (and Jack) of Tallahassee and Charlene Stinson (and John) of Crawfordville; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo NeSmith; two sisters, Catherine Barmer and Jane Oakley Green; a brother, J.D. Holland III; and two grandchilden. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2006.
James Arnold Newton Sr. (Jim), 85, of Crawfordville, FL, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, after a short illness surrounded by family at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Jim was born September 6, 1930 in Statesville, NC, and graduated from Boston Georgia High School in 1948. He initially joined the army stationed in Japan and then served four years in the Korean War. Upon discharge, he moved to Atlanta, GA working as a Station Manager at Southern Airways. It was during this time that he met his beloved wife of 62 years, Marion Musser. The couple raised their family in Memphis, TN and then retired to Crawfordville in 1982 where they have lived for the past 34 years. He and his wife are charter members locally at Trinity Lutheran Church. Jim enjoyed telling neighbors stories of times past, fishing, and gardening. Jim is survived by his wife, Marion, and their four children, Nicole Beaver (and husband Kenny) in Olive Branch, MS; James (Jimbo) A. Newton, Jr. in Fayetteville, NC; Ronald L. Newton in Memphis, TN; and Stephen (Steve) O. Newton in Somerville, TN. They also have two grandchildren, Ashley N. Reese (and husband Josh) and Jason L. Speck, as well as two great-grandchildren, Adalyn N. and Violet E. Reese. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, JR and Ruth Newton, and his two brothers, Ralph (Donald) and James (Buddy) O. Newton. The memorial service, when finalized, will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crawfordville. Published in The Wakulla News on June 16, 2016.
CRAWFORDVILLE - Earl Nichols, 62, a heavy equipment operator for the Florida Department of Transportation, died Monday, May 19, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, B. Delores Nichols. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at the James and Juanita Nichols Family Cemetery, on Purify Bay Road, in Medart. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 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. Born in Otter Creek, he had lived in Crawfordville since 1983, moving from Tallahassee. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He attended Panacea Full Gospel Church. Other survivors include a son, James E. Nichols (and wife Diana) ; two daughters, Diane Nichols Harper of Crestview and Carin Nichols Babcock (and husband Tim) of Crawfordville; three brothers, Clyde Nichols (and wife Mary) of Crawfordville, Nelson R. Nichols (and wife Peggy) of Crawfordville and Fred Nichols (and wife Carol) of Franklin County; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/21/2003.
CRAWFORDVILLE - James Nelse Nichols, 87, a truck driver who had worked for the Department of Transportation, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in Medart. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Lake Ellen Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Born in Otter Creek, he was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He was a Baptist. He is survived by four sons, Earl Nichols (and wife Delores) of Medart, Clyde Nichols (and wife Mary) of Crawfordville, Nelson R. Nichols (and wife Peggy) of Crawfordville and Fred Nichols (and wife Carol) of Franklin County; a sister, Maggie Crum of Otter Creek; two brothers, Ned Nichols of South Carolina and Cliff Nichols of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/8/2003.
Michael Edward Nichols, 56, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, after a valiant fight with cancer. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Fairchild Funeral Home (850-386-8686). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Brooksville, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1953. Mr. Nichols served in the U.S. Air Force, with a tour in Vietnam. He was a master auto mechanic, with expertise in Z-cars. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his longtime friend, Eddie Johnson (and wife Linda); three sisters, Marilyn Kelley (and husband Dick) of Tallahassee, Laci Sanders of Crawfordville and Beth Nichols of Hilliard; two brothers, Randy Nichols (and wife Sheila) and Michael Ray Compton (and wife Regina), both of Crawfordville; an uncle, Cliff Nichols (and wife Jean) of Tallahassee; an aunt, Maggie Crum of Sopchoppy; seven nieces; and three nephews. Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by his father, Pat S. Nichols; his mother, Aline Nichols; and a sister, Carolyn Hadsock. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/4/2006.
Fredrick "Nick" Nickelson Jr., 61, a self-employed tree surgeon and owner of Nick's Tree Surgeon, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Bethel AME Church, with burial at Barrow Hill Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was a member of Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church in the Lake Hall Community. He was educated in the Leon County schools. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Willie Brown Nickelson; four sons, Frederick Nickelson III (and Daisy Smith), Reginald Davis (and Pearl) and Tony Robinson, all of Tallahassee, and Anthony Nickelson of Crawfordville; four daughters, Rhonda Lynn Nickelson (and Corey) of Tampa, Kimberly Robinson of Detroit and Robyn Christopher (and Jimmy) of Tallahassee and Nicole Nickelson of Detroit; four stepdaughters, Denise Webb (and Dwayne), Debra Belton and Hariette Brown (and Jason), all of Tampa, and Dalia Belton of Tallahassee; two sisters, Laura Nickelson Dickey (and Doug) and Betty Tolliver (and Articuss), both of Orlando; a brother, Lester Nickelson (and Nellie) of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/2/2006.
CRAWFORDVILLE - Clayton Nix Jr., 49, an auto parts salesman, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Bristol. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Attapulgus Baptist Church Cemetery in Attapulgus, Ga. (Cox Funeral Home, 229-246-4411.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/8/2007.
CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert S. "Rabbit" Norman, 59, died peacefully at home June 5, 2007. Services will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, June 16, at Beulah Baptist Church, 55 Lower Bridge Road, Crawfordville. The location for The Celebration of Rabbit's Life will be announced following the service. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville is handling arrangements. Rabbit was born June 25, 1947, in Tallahassee. He was a U.S. veteran, a former member of the Iron Ravens Motorcycle Club and a member of ABATE. He is survived by longtime friend Teresa "Trixie" Blankenship, daughter Sherrill Blankenship (and husband Lee Swain) and stepdaughter Samantha Blankenship, all of Crawfordville; two stepsons, Bill Jones and Doug Jones (and wife Lisa), both of Tallahassee; a sister, Imogene Sanford (and husband Roy) of Crawfordville; and a brother, John Norman (and wife Patti) of Cleveland, Georgia. He also had six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/13/2007.
Deanie Euphesene Roberts Norred, 85, formerly of Ft. Walton Beach, died Saturday, June 2, 2007. The service will be held at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home Tallahassee (850-385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com), with burial at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday at Beal Memorial Cemetery in Ft. Walton Beach. Family will receive friends Wednesday following the service at the home of Andy and Martha Roberts. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308, Ft. Walton First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2199, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32549, or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mrs. Norred was retired from federal service in the Accounting Department of Eglin Air Force Base. Although she and her husband "Bunk" Norred, who also retired from Eglin, had no children of their own, Deanie was a loving and supportive older sister in her large family of eight children and a loving and caring aunt who was very important in the lives of her 10 nieces and nephews. She and Bunk were avid fishermen and traveled the world, after their retirement, to Canada, Australia, Japan and other sites. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1991. She was also a dedicated Christian and she treasured both her family of relatives and her loving church family. A native of Tallahassee, she grew up in the Spring Hill area of Leon County. Deanie was a 1940 graduate of Leon High School and also graduated from Lively Vocational School. She was a longtime member of Ft. Walton First Baptist Church, where she was a tireless volunteer until her move back to Tallahassee in 2003, to be near her family. She had been a resident of Harbor Chase on John Knox Road since 2004 and an active member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church. In her last months, she received the loving and dedicated care of family, staff of TMH Neurological ICU, Big Bend Hospice, Centre Pointe Health & Rehab and pastors at Thomasville Road Baptist Church and Faith Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Edna Roberts Lambert of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Laverne Roberts Slocumb of Tallahassee; a brother, Andrew A. Roberts of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Jean Roberts of Milton; and many loving nieces and nephews and their children across the country. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Ruth Blount Roberts; her husband, "Bunk" Norred; four siblings, Tommy Roberts, Gwendolyn Roberts Slocumb, Glenda Roberts Harvey,and Shirley Roberts Acord; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/3/2007.
HAVANA - Curtis L. Norris, 56, a barber, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Lake City. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Curtis was a U.S. Army veteran who worked much of his lifetime as a barber. Since moving to Havana, he enjoyed working in his garden. He is survived by his friend and caregiver, Margaret Martin of Havana; two daughters, Angela M. Monk and Alisia Noland, both of Mississippi; two brothers, Marcus Norris of Old Town and Woodrow Norris of Crawfordville; two sisters, Cynthia Britt of Tallahassee and Rebecca Holland of Seminole; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/15/2004.
Johnnie Mae Nelson Norris, 72, a retired housekeeper, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Mount Olive No. 1 Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was born in Wakulla County and was a resident of St. Petersburg for more than 50 years. She returned to Crawfordville in July. She accepted Christ early in life and was a faithful member of 20th Street Church of Christ in St. Petersburg, under the leadership of Pastor Robert Smith. Survivors include three brothers, Anderson "Bo" Nelson of Woodville and Randolph Nelson (and wife Mary) and George Nelson (and wife Delorse), both of Crawfordville; three sisters, Annie Donaldson, Mary D. Nelson and Lueberta Crump (and husband Adlai), all of Crawfordville; a special neice, Tonia Gay (and husband Don) of Crawfordville; a sister-in-law, Joann Nelson of Crawfordville; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/30/2004 - 12/31/2004.
Morris E. Norwood Sr., 66, a retired captain for the Tallahassee Fire Department, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, in Quincy. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sara Norwood. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. 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. Mr. Norwood retired from the Tallahassee Fire Department after 29 years of service. He was an Air Force veteran and a Pentecostal. Other survivors include two sons, Morris E. Norwood Jr. and Marion E. Norwood, both of Tallahassee; three daughters, Melanie Aycock of Blountstown, Michele Revell of Havana and Bitsy Johnson of Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters, Roumeil Greene and Jean Shields, both of Tallahassee; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/17/2003.