Stephanie Dawna Carrin Grantham
Stephanie Dawna Carrin Grantham,50 of Tallahassee, Fl passed away last
Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Tallahassee. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m.,
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway,
Tallahassee Fl 32311 (850) 942-2929 with burial following at Broomsage
Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. prior to service.
Stephanie was born February 2,1969 in Tallahassee, to Sandra and William P.
Carrin Jr. She enjoyed attending Church, the beach; She had a way of expressing herself through music, her art, and writing. Her children and grandchildren were her pride & joy.
She is survived by her Mother, Sandy Carrin; husband, Willis Adams; ex-husband and good
friend Gary Grantham Sr; son, Gary Grantham, Jr; daughters, Nancy and Samantha Grantham, and Alexus Chmura; sister Antonia Carrin; and four beloved grandchildren.
She is Preceded in death by her father and 2 brothers, Willian P. Carrin III, and Raymond M. Carrin. And She will always be remembered as our "Stephan Wolfe."
Ernest Lee Stephens
Ernest Lee Stephens went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 22, 2020 two
days shy of his 76th birthday.
Nicknamed Bud or Buddy, if you knew him you understand how fitting of a
nickname it was. He never met a stranger and if you spoke with him for 5
minutes he was your Buddy.
He was an incredibly kind man and as genuine as they come. He always had
solid advice to give or at the very least a good recipe. He served his country
as a member of the United States Navy and was able to travel the world making friends everywhere he went. He loved his family and enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren every chance he got. He was an excellent cook and a dedicated Florida State fan. He was a proud member of the Animals of Section B and rarely missed an FSU baseball game,
Ernest was an extremely hard worker and earned 2 retirements in his lifetime, the first being with the Military and the second with the State of Florida. After his second retirement his diligent nature wouldn’t allow him to remain idle. So he promptly went back to work serving the State of Florida in the Department of Environmental Protection. He would tell anyone who asked that he like his job and loved being around people.
Ernest was a rare breed in each and every way. He loved the Lord and his generous and kind hearted behavior showed it.
Ernest will be missed by all who knew him and those who were fortunate enough to make his acquaintance.
He is preceded on death by his parents Gilbert and Frances Mae Stephens as well as his siblings Annette Stephens Fox and Mack Conrad Stephens. He is survived by siblings Lavonia Stephens Roland of Melbourne Ark. And Earl Stephens of Rockport TX. Children, Precious Faith Curtis, and Kenneth Lee Stephens (Elizabeth) as well as grandchildren, Shiloh, Ivy, and Elijah Stephens, all of Texas, not to mention several cousins and loved ones scattered all over.
A Memorial Service will be held at Eastpoint Church of God in Eastpoint, FL at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 with a burial service to be held at the Tallahassee National Cemetery in Tallahassee, FL on Friday January 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend both services.
Edna Hood Fendley
Our beloved mother, grandmother and matriarch, Edna Hood Fendley, passed away
January 3rd, 2020 at the age of 89 years. She was born June 2, 1930 as the second of
four children to John William and Ella Lorine (McLean) Hood in Miami, Florida.
She was married on May 19, 1952 to Arthur Harris Fendley until his passing in
November 2010 after 58 and a half years. Their marriage produced two children,
Dan Arthur Fendley (Janice) of Hoover, Alabama and Janice Elaine Nerland (David)
of Tallahassee, Florida. Her children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren
survive her. She is also remembered by two brothers, John William Hood of Davie, Florida and Lawrence E. Hood (Janice) of High Springs, Florida. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister Mary Hood Batic. (She was blessed with many Janices.)
She was greatly loved by her grandchildren, Bryce Nerland (Rachel), Carrie Harris (Joel), Virginia Williams (Michael), Adam Nerland, Danielle Fendley, Tyler Nerland (Bethany), Victoria Fendley and Elizabeth Fendley. They brought her great joy, and she travelled many miles to attend their birthdays and special events. She was blessed with five great-grandchildren, Makennah, Caden, Adeline and Eloise Nerland, and Brinley Williams. Just three days before her death, one of her last requests was to see and hold her cherished great-grandchildren. We were fortunate to fulfill that wish.
Edna grew up in Miami during the Depression. Soon after graduating from high school, she went to work at the post office to contribute to the family finances. It was there that she met her husband. When their marriage was blessed with children, they decided for her to stay at home to focus on raising them well. When Dan and Janice were old enough to be in school, Edna took a part-time job in a laundromat to help support the family but applied herself to study so that she could be qualified for more substantial employment. She made most of the clothing she and her daughter wore in these early years in the interest of frugality. Success in her educational endeavors led to opportunities with the State of Florida. When Art retired from the post office in 1980, they moved to Monticello where she and Art were active members of the Monticello Church of Christ. She retired in 1991 from the Florida Department of Transportation.
At a young age, Edna became a Christian, and her faith directed her life. She relished living as a servant and enjoyed cooking and delivering food to those who were unable to care for themselves. She was known for single-handedly entertaining many in her home, even as a widow into her late-eighties. It was not uncommon for her to have more than twenty people at her dining room table. She was a seamstress, a quilter, a gardener and an award-winning flower arranger. She had many talents and seemed to use every one that God had given her. She was more industrious and energetic than most of us. She had a zest for life that kept her involved in many projects, when others her age were slowing down. It seemed she could accomplish anything she put her mind to. Even late in life, she was not afraid to learn new things or tackle new challenges. She became computer and internet savvy, in large part, to stay connected to her grandchildren. She loved studying with new converts and had a weekly study going with a young Christian until recent health issues made its continuance impossible. In recent months, when others began taking care of her finances, we became aware that she had been providing direct financial support to evangelists living and working in impoverished areas.
Her family feels she led a life worth emulating. She would insist, in her humility, that she lived with imperfection. But her family, who knew her well, believe there are few whose lives embody the qualities we should all aspire to possess, more than hers did to us. She made us want to be better people. We were fortunate to have her example and wisdom in our lives. Hers was a life well-lived.
Proverbs 31: 26-29. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed and her husband also and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
The funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Monticello, Florida at the Beggs Funeral Home at 485 E Dogwood Street with Carlton Bassett officiating. Interment will follow in Oakfield Cemetery. Visitation with the family begins at 10:00 am before the service.
Deborah Ann Scarborough
Deborah Ann Scarborough, 67, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at her home in Tallahassee.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Heritage Assembly of God Church with burial following at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to service at Church.
Deborah was born in Tallahassee December 18, 1951. She married Charles Scarborough and was employed for 35 years with the Leon County School food service until her retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Scarborough; mother/guardian, Margie Folsom of Tallahassee; son Daniel Scarborough of Tallahassee; daughter, Tonya Milton (John Milton Jr.) of Tallahassee; sisters, Elaine Costa (Willie), and Brenda Folsom (David) of Tallahassee; brothers, Edward Sheffield (Bettie) of Eddison, GA, Ralph Sheffield of Mayhaw, GA, and Clifton Folsom (Martha) of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Bryce Milton (McKenzie), Jessica Elmore, Caitlin Scarborough, and Kennedy Milton; and great-grandson, Kai Milton, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Deborah is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Kathleen Sheffield and one brother, Don Wayne Sheffield.
James E. Miller (Eddie) (Fast Eddie)
James E. Miller (Eddie) (Fast Eddie) devoted husband, father, grandfather, and
friend, went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2020. Eddie was born on June
17, 1956 in Barnesville, GA. He entered into the insurance business at a very
young age and continued until the day the Lord took him home. Eddie loved to
play golf with his buddies and his collection of cars were his pride and joy at
home. The kids and grandkids would try to count how many he had all over
the house. Eddie leaves behind his loving wife of 34 yrs, Juanita Miller, his twin daughters Brandy and Brooke Miller, daughter Angela Carter (Danny), son Brian Miller, his grandchildren, Madison Victoria, Peighton, Makaylon, Brayden, Brynlee, Sandra, Aiden, Arik, Destiny, Serena, Nick, Kelly Ann, Megan, Kristen, Matthew, and Jackson; brothers, Mike Kimbell (Joy), Robbie Miller (Angie), Freddy Miller (Rhonda), Johnny Miller (Vickie); and sisters, Brenda Thrasher(Larry) and Betty Sue Laney (Ray). Eddie will also be missed by his multiple daughters and foreign exchange students he took under his wing along the way.
Memorial service will be held at Beggs Funeral Home on January 30th, Thursday, at 4pm. Wake will follow at the home of Angela Carter.
Russell Franklin Handy
Russell Franklin Handy passed unexpectedly on Saturday, December 14, 2019. He was born on March 5, 1939 in Angola, Indiana to parents Russell F. Handy, Sr. and Irene L. Drummond. He graduated from North Miami High School, Florida Southern College, and Wayne State University where he received a doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry.
Upon retirement, he moved to Tallahassee to be near his family. He was active in Holy Comforter Episcopal Church’s choir where he also served as a Stephen Minister and grief counselor.
Russell is survived by his wife, Dolores; his children, Christopher Handy and Anne Newman; his grandchildren, Ryan Handy, Adam Handy, Rhys Newman, and Emma Newman; his sister Catherine Elkiss, and his brother, David Handy.
A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Betty Jean Ragans
If life is marked by love and memories, then Betty Jean Ragans, of Tallahassee,
Florida, lived a rich life. For eighty-six years, Betty graced us all with her
unyielding devotion to family and friends. She was a loving mother and wife
and will forever be remembered for her friendly smile, gratitude, and never-
ending desire to help others. Betty is survived by her husband, J.T. Ragans,
her love of sixty-five years. Together, they raised two children, Kenny (Gina)
Ragans and Lisa (Fletcher) Morgan, and were blessed by the love and energy
that only six grandchildren, Courtney (Jarrod) Gwaltney, Ben (Kristin) Morgan, Mary Katherine Morgan, Sam Morgan, and Tyler Ragans, and two great-grandchildren, Tucker and Peyton Gwaltney, could provide.
Betty peacefully passed from this life on November 26, 2019, lovingly surrounded by those closest to her heart - our family. We will miss her steadfastness and drive that we have known all too well, but we are comforted by the endless loving memories we share in Betty -- wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt.
Whether she is the “good-looking blonde” that J.T. came to know or the family-oriented mom whose talents and creativity could make “something from nothing,” Betty was an undeniable pillar of strength in our Ragans’ home. She was a down-to-earth, no-nonsense woman, who could “take the bull by the horns” when things needed to be done. Seldom would she sit idly by and would often be the first one up and ready to go. She was selfless, giving, humble, and hard-working. Betty enjoyed traveling, gardening, doing cross-word puzzles, and paint-by number activities to pass the time and keep her mind sharp. Material possessions held no value; her family and friends and the memories shared with us were her greatest treasures.
Her thirty year career with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission gave Betty a second family to support. Although hired to provide administrative support, Betty offered the same devotion to her work family, ensuring everyone’s needs were met to the highest caliber. After retiring, Betty and J.T. raised and cared for many Greyhounds, again demonstrating her capacity to love and care for others.
The family will be remembering Betty, a loving, passionate, pillar of strength who never waned in her love of family and who “soldiered on” even in the toughest of times on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 3p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL.
In lieu of flowers (Betty preferred to enjoy them in the yard, rather than a vase), donations can be made to one of the following charitable organizations: American Cancer Society or Greyhound Rescue and Adoption (https://great-greyhound.org/).
James Calvin Davis - 1935-2019
James Calvin (Jim) Davis of Tallahassee, FL died peacefully on October 27,
2019 at the Westminster Oaks Bertram Health Center after suffering from
Alzheimers Disease for the past several years. He was born on December 14,
1935, the son of the late Eugene Moor Davis and Mary Pigott Davis. James
grew up in Gadsden County and Tallahassee, attending Leon High School
(Class of ’53) and Trinity United Methodist Church and exploring the woods
and river banks of his home, the “Brickyard,” and the coast at St Teresa Beach.
James received his BA from Emory University and Masters of Music Education
from FSU. After teaching at the middle, high school and community college
level in Brevard County, he joined the faculty of Tallahassee Community College
in 1968, where he taught Humanities and Music History until his retirement 1995. James served as the Chairman of the TCC Faculty Senate for three terms and was the Chairman of the Faculty Commission of the Florida Association of Community Colleges in 1993. He also served as the President of the Florida Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association. Intermittently throughout the 1970s and ‘80s, he worked as the Director of Music at Trinity United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. He also served on the board of the University Musical Associates, and sang in the Tallahassee Community Chorus and Bach Parley. James was most passionate about sharing with his students the history of Western Civilization, saying that after more than 30 years teaching, “I still get excited when students come to the realization that their cultural heritage is very much a part of living in the present. The job we have in the humanities to present the great art, music, literature, and philosophy of the past is never a dull one, always interesting and challenging with each new class.”
James is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Rochelle Morriss Davis of Birmingham, AL. They enjoyed a full and loving life together: raising a family, supporting each other in their teaching careers, worshipping and serving the community through First Presbyterian Church, and hosting friends and family with a generous spirit and bountiful table. Family survivors are numerous and all felt that James was their beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. Survivors include son Steven (Amy) Davis of Cocoa, daughter Suzanne (Robert) Dixon of Asheville, NC, granddaughters Lucy, Sarah and Mary Ruth Dixon, and siblings Lillian (Carlisle) Byrd and Preston (Georgia) Davis of Tallahassee. James also thought of his many nieces and nephews as if they were his own children and loved following the adventures of their families spread across the country. He was preceded in death by his siblings Mary Margaret (Roy) Forbes of Hilo, HI, and Eugene (Annie) Davis, George I. (Ruth) Davis, Emily (Robert) Jenkins, and Foster (Helen) Davis, all of Tallahassee.
James did not hold back in living. A true believer and devoted disciple of Jesus Christ in the most humble and joyous manner, he had a way of making us feel challenged to be the best version of ourselves without sacrificing a fun-loving appreciation for the important things in life.
He could whip up the latest fancy treat from Gourmet Magazine or please a crowd with freshly caught broiled mullet and grits. He was always finding ways to get the huge and diverse family together, from a holiday turkey and dressing to an impromptu carport gathering with a bushel of oysters. He never missed an opportunity to reminisce or debate with siblings on the porch at the coast.
To the end, he needed to be able to get out and see the world, being comfortable in different cultures and relying on enthusiasm to overcome language and cultural barriers.
He is remembered by a few lucky Tallahasseeans for his summer tours in Europe where he encouraged his fellow travelers to join him on “just a short walk” all the way across town to find a hidden altarpiece or little known painting that could not be missed.
Ever the student of great art and music, James was most happy in the natural beauty of the landscape of his home. He loved watching the storms come in from across the gulf, seeing the sun set over the salt marshes, enjoying the cool shade of a moss-covered live oak and growing beautiful flowers. Whether leading or participating in church and community choirs, harmonizing the Doxology at family dinners, or directing college students, his sweet tenor voice will resonate with us for generations.
James ministered to folks who were down on their luck— the homeless, homebound, incarcerated, and sick. He taught us by example that it is our responsibility to do the same. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, generosity, integrity, creativity, and love of life that we will try to carry forward.
Due to the slow decline of his cognition and function associated with Alzheimer’s dementia, we have had the time to say goodbye and express our gratitude in many ways. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Westminster Oaks Health Center for their loving, tireless care of James for the last several years of his life.
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at First Presbyterian Church on November 9, 2019 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, you may send a gift to First Presbyterian Church, Big Bend Hospice, The Alzheimers Project, Westminster Oaks, or any of the educational or musical institutions mentioned, to honor the memory of James C. Davis.
William Emerson Adams
William Emerson Adams, 12, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at his home in Tallahassee.
Emerson (Big E) was born May 2, 2007 in Tallahassee to William and Kendra Adams.
“Big E” had a passion for baseball – especially the catching position. As #53 he played his entire baseball career with Chaires Capitola Little League where he was a 3 time sportsmanship award winner and all star player. He also played travel baseball with the Panama City Beach Bashers as catcher. Emerson was in seventh grade at Swift Creek Middle School and was recently accepted into the National Junior Honors Society. He loved the catching position, hunting, and off shore fishing.
He is survived by his loving parents Bill and Kendra Adams, loving sister, Marina Adams; grandparents, Donald and Patricia Adams, Lea Herrel, W.E. Bishop and wife Gayle; Aunt Elizabeth Walker (Dexter), Uncle John Adams, Uncle W.C. “Buddy” Herrel (Debbie), Aunt Andrea Boggs (John), Uncle David Core (Cynthia) Nina Stone (Sam) and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Morningside Baptist Church, with burial following at Bishop Cemetery in Aucilla, Fl. The family will receive friends and family following the graveside at The Ball House in SouthWood, 3255 Hemingway Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32311.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ronald McDonald House or a charity of your choice.
Dorothy Boland Reid
Dorothy Boland Reid, 88, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 16, 2020.
A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EST
at Wacissa United Methodist Church, 14492 Waukeenah Highway, with burial at
Beth Page Cemetery. The visitation will be an hour prior to the services at the
church. She was born and raised in Wacissa, FL. After marriage to the late
Benjamin F. Reid she lived the remainder or her life in Tallahassee, FL. She was a
wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was always willing
to give to her family's needs. She was known to many as "Ne Naw" and always
willing to help her friends when she could. She loved to fish in fresh water and salt water, quilt and crochet. She loved the mountains where she spent time in Rosman, North Carolina, Brevard, North Carolina and Balsam Grove North Carolina. She leaves behind a son Pat Reid (wife Terryann); daughter Benjie D. Young (husband Douglas) of Tallahassee; six grandchildren Larry and Ben Driggers and Tanya, Heather, Justin and Alyssa Reid and eight great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Franklin Reid, parents, James Patrick Boland and Jessie Suber Boland, her sister Minnie Lee Boland Reid, brother-in-law James Wesley Reid Sr., and nephew James Wesley Reid Jr. and great granddaughter, Isabella Reid. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929) is in charge of arrangements. If you send flowers they must be at the funeral home today by 5:00 o'clock EST or Wacissa Methodist Church before 9:00 o'clock EST tomorrow.
Lemuel Clayton Evans
Lemuel Clayton Evans, 53, passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2020. Clay
was raised at Nutall Rise on the Aucilla River. He worked for the City of Tallahassee
as a power plant maintenance
mechanic and was a highly skilled welder. Clay was an avid outdoorsman that loved
sharing his passion of hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He was
raised to respect and honor the
heritage of outdoors and passed that on to his son Tyler. Clay was always willing to teach others, especially kids, the way of life he excelled at. Clay enjoyed making memories and relaxing with family
and friends at his hunting camp and spent a lot of time there. As much as Clay loved hunting and fishing, he loved his family more. Jami and Tyler were his heart and soul. He will be missed more than words can express, but he will never be forgotten. He is preceded in death by his mother, Margie Hartsfield. He is survived by his wife Jami of 27 years, and his son Tyler (Tiffany Kalnin) Evans, both of Lamont, Florida; brother Hank (Amy) Evans of Perry, Florida; sister Amy (Michael) Hay of Wewahitchka, Florida; his Father Bruce (Melody) Evans of Nutall Rise; and his two nieces, Kelli Evans of Perry, Florida and Sara Brewer of Port St. Joe, Florida.
Visitation for Clay is Monday February 10, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Beggs Chapel in Monticello, Fl. Funeral services will be on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 11am at the Beggs Chapel followed by burial at Walker’s Cemetery in Lamont.
Lindsay Marie Beagles
Lindsay Marie Beagles, thirty-five years of age, departed this earthly life on
December 8, 2019. She was born in Tallahassee, Florida to Tony Beagles and
Christen Johnson on June 26, 1984. She married the love of her life, Stefanie
Beagles, on November 9, 2018. Lindsay had just received a promotion as
vendor liaison for MyFloridaMarketplace at the Department of Management
Services. Lindsay enjoyed learning new things, which drove her to explore
different areas of employment. She enjoyed her time at Florida State University
as a groundskeeper, and she also worked as a correctional officer at Wakulla
Lindsay loved her family dearly. In her spare time, you could find her making wonderful memories with her grandmother, mother, sister, and nieces. Lindsay adored her nieces. Lindsay’s best friend was her grandmother, whom she called every single day. Her mother was someone she always turned to for leadership, compassion, and understanding. Lindsay and her mother were two peas in a pod and they created laughter for everyone around them. Lindsay enjoyed playing softball from elementary school through high school, and, in adulthood, she joined city teams Lindsay also thoroughly enjoyed other activities such as bowling, hiking, and canoeing. Fishing was Lindsay’s passion though. You regularly could find her on the St. George Island Bridge. Deep sea fishing with her dad was one of Lindsay’s favorite things to do. Any chance they got together was spent full of love, laughter, and eating many pounds of crawfish. Wherever Lindsay was, her precious wife Stefanie was by her side. Lindsay originally fell in love with her soulmate in high school. Life brought them back together in 2015. Lindsay and Stefanie had just recently celebrated their first year of marriage together. They went on many adventures and lived life to the absolute fullest. The love they shared was undeniable. Long known for her laughter, positive outlook on life, caring, and compassionate nature, Lindsay made this world a better place, and touched the hearts of many.
Those left to cherish Lindsay are her wife, Stefanie Beagles, of Tallahassee; her father, Tony Beagles (Jennifer), of Mexico Beach; her grandmother, JoAnn Johnson, of Tallahassee; her sister, Toni Beagles (Seth), of Crawfordville; her nieces Remi Pageau, Shiloh Pageau, and Ivy D.-Beckstead, of Crawfordville; her nephew, Aiden Beckstead, of Crawfordville; her uncle, Daniel Sullivan, of Fort Walton Beach; her cousin, Alex Sullivan, of Mississippi; her cousin, Johnson Sullivan, of Fort Walton Beach; her uncle and aunt, Richard and Amanda Beagles, of Crawfordville; her cousins, Richie and Tucker Beagles (Tiffany), of Crawfordville; and many other beloved friends and family whom she loved. Lindsay was followed in death by her mother, Christen Johnson. Her grandfather J.D. Johnson, grandparents Earl and Wilma Beagles, and her aunt Dana Sullivan preceded her in death. Her cousin Clyde Sullivan has since passed away also.
A joint memorial service For Lindsay and Chris is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday January 18, 2020, at Beggs Funeral Home. The family will visit with guests immediately following the service.
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Jessica Ann Spears (Jessie)
Jessica Ann Spears (Jessie), 33, left this earth suddenly on December 30, 2019, as a
result of injuries from a vehicle accident. Jessie was born on September 9, 1986, to
Danny and Ginger Spears. She is survived by her three children, Erin, Caleb, and
Peyton, her mother, Ginger Spears, her maternal grandparents, Mack and Bernice
Johnson and many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends, all of who loved her
to the fullest. Jessie was preceded in death by her father, Danny Spears, and her
paternal grandparents, Margaret Taff Spears (Margie) and John William Spears.
Jessie was full of life, unpretentious, compassionate, very tender hearted and lived life to the fullest. She had a love of the outdoors, including, fishing, hunting and racing that she learned from her father. Jessie loved everyone, especially her three children, Erin, Caleb and Peyton, who adored her. While she left this earth too soon, she touched so many lives. Jessie is now finally at peace in a beautiful place. A memorial service honoring Jessie will be held at a later date. “ Shine on Jessie” you will be missed but your precious memory will live forever in the hearts of those who loved you.
Azelle Chancy Lambert, 98,
Azelle Chancy Lambert 98, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. A
graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019 at
Bethpage Cemetery. Azelle was born December 18, 1920 in Perry, FL to Henry
L. and Annie B. Chancy. She was married to William “Bill” Lambert who
preceded her in death, and was a babysitter for children for 17 years. Azelle
was a member of St. Marks First Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher
for 22 years, and a member of the Women’s Missionary United. She is
survived by a son, Milles Henry Lambert (Kathy) of Crawfordville, FL; and
a daughter, Annie “Ann” Gertrude Marcy of Middleburg, FL.; grandchildren,
Beth Burrill (Chad), Jennifer Williams (Jacob), Tommy and John Marcy, and Wendy Warner (Ryan); and 6 great-grandchildren.She is also preceded in death by her sister, and three brothers.
Carmela Naranjo, 105, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Tallahassee.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311 (850) 942-2929. Burial will follow at Oakfield Cemetery in Monticello. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
Carmela was born April 24, 1914 in Rodas Santa Clara, Cuba to Jose Reyes Gutierrez and Maria Cruz Cruz.
Carmela married her husband Antonio Naranjo in 1944 and they moved to Manhatten, NY in 1948. She resided in New York before moving to Monticello in 1982. She lost her husband in 2004 and later moved to Tallahassee in 2012.
She was a very independent woman, loved to travel, cook and sew. Early on she was active in the Red Hat Society in Monticello. Family was very important to her and she was loved by all that knew her.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Hernandez (Telmo) of Sattelite Beach, FL, and Julia Santana (David) of Long Island, NY; grandchildren, Debra Pumpurs (Juris) of Tallahassee, Dr. Thomas Hernandez (Silvana) of Jupiter, Fl, Dr. Allan Hernandez (Ann) of Miami, FL, and Alexis Santana (Michael Fischetti) Long Island, NY; great-grandchildren, Ian Pumpurs, Taylor Hernandez, Myles Pumpurs, Catalina, Sofia, and Emma Hernandez.
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Guy Raburn Thomas
Guy Raburn Thomas passed away January 23, 2020 at home in Tallahassee. Guy was born January 21, 1927 in Attapulgus, GA. He graduated from Attapulgus High School and Georgia Tech and served his country in the United States Navy. Guy spent the majority of his professional career in banking with Tallahassee Federal Savings and Loan until his retirement in 1985. Following his retirement, he appraised real estate for several years with The Pillion Company. He was a faithful member of Pisgah United Methodist Church.
Guy was preceded in death by his parents William and Ethel Vanlandingham Thomas, his beloved wife Sara Bowman Thomas, brothers Hunter, Bruce, Kenneth and Edwin Thomas and his sister Anita Barineau.
Guy is survived by his grandson Ryan Fitzgerald and his wife Dang, great grandchildren Kenneth and Dean, his best friend Susan Owens, brothers in law Louie Barineau and James Bowman(Becky), nieces and nephews Anita Gibson (Edd), Joyce Armbruster(Dave), Jim Barineau (Carol), James Thomas, Jr. (Dana), Jeff Bowman (Ann), Scott Bowman, Todd Bowman and a myriad of friends.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 28, at 10:00 AM at Pisgah United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Pisgah cemetery.
Contributions can be made to Pisgah United Methodist Church.
Mary Ellen Mays Bryson
Mary Ellen Mays Bryson, 88, of Tallahassee, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019,
surrounded by her family after an extended illness. A Tallahassee native, born on February 24, 1931, she was a loved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Col. Walter J. Bryson, III; daughters, Julia Oven (Raney), Letitia Willis (Craig); son, Walter J. Bryson, IV (Sharon); grandchildren, Lea Amiss, Rachel Amiss, Mary Caitlin Willis, Caroline Willis, and Alex Bryson; great grandchildren, Camryn Miller, Cael Miller, and Laney McDonald; and stepbrother, George Walker. In honor of her memory, family and will gather for a celebration of her life at her beloved St. Teresa Beach on Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. Donations in her honor can be made to the Episcopal Church of the Advent or Big Bend Hospice.
Betty Lawson Hodges
Betty Lawson Hodges, 75, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019.
Betty was born October 29, 1944 in Moultrie, GA to Lester and Annie Lawson.
Her family moved to Tallahassee from Moultrie when she was a little girl. She loved to sew, bake and take care of people. She retired from the Department of Highway Safety exactly 30 years to the day at 52 years old. She started preaching full time at Lloyd United Methodist Church, and volunteered at Hospice and was the one of the original First Responders.
She is survived by her husband, James H. Hodges; two sons, James (Hillary) Hodges Jr. and their children, Brad, Brian, Hanna and Mary; and Gary Daniel (Doreen) Hodges, and their children, Kevin, Jennifer, Blake, and Tammy; and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Johnny, and two sisters, Judy and Sharon.
Ronald Allan Fraser
Ronald Allan Fraser, 79, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his home
A Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Beggs
Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Fl 32311, (850) 942-2929.
Ronald was born September 21, 1940 in Cornwall, Canada to Herbert J. and
Doris M. Fraser.
Until his retirement, he was employed with Joiner Electric as an electrician in
Tallahassee, FL where he has resided for the past 42 years.
He is survived by his son, Eric Fraser of La Mesa, CA; brothers, Rick, Jack, Bob,
Gary, David and Charlie; sister, Carol, Bev, Marylin, and Heather.
He is preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Keith, Darwin and Terry, and 2 sisters, Arda and Doreen.
He will be missed dearly by his many family and friends.
Patrick Blaine McGhin
Patrick Blaine McGhin age 55, passed away at home Wednesday, February 12, 2020,
with his family, after a long battle with infections. Patrick was born in Fairfax County,
April 3, 1964 to Clifton and Joyce McGhin. Patrick and his family moved to Tallahassee
early in his life. Patrick attended Hartsfield Elementary and Florida High School
excelling in baseball and football earning a scholarship to Appalachian State University.
Patrick returned home after a knee injury and began his surveying career with Leon County. Patrick transferred to the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Running the survey crews. Patrick retired after 34 years of service. Patrick's favorite things were his family, friends and fishing. He could be found sitting behind the outfield fence of his son's Little League games, or standing at the top of the football stands watching his son's play ball. Patrick's love for his wife and sons was beyond compare, and everyone knew how proud he was of his boys. Patrick leaves behind his wife of 26 years Kathy, his son's Garrett and James, brother Tim (Lori), George, Richard (Helen) and his mother Joyce along with nephew's Jason (Jen) Justin, Jonathan (Rachael) and Dalton (Jessica). Patrick was proceeded in death by his father Clifton. Family will receive visitors Monday, February 17th from 6p-8p at Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Parkway. Celebration of Life Service will be Tuesday, February 18th at 2pm at Beggs. In lieu of flowers family requests donations in remembrance of Patrick to Big Bend Hospice.
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Dan Kelley.
Dan Kelley, age 88, went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by his family
on January 21st, 2020. Dan was born February 6th, 1931 in Tallahassee, FL.
Dan was preceded in death by his first wife of 39 years Betty Kelley.
He leaves behind his wife of 24 years Mary (Harnage-Miller) Kelley; his daughter
Alita Presley, husband Shane; Son Kyle Kelley, wife Judy; Son Enoch Kelley, wife
Vickie; daughter Susie Kelley; Daughter Mary Ann York, husband Bobby; daughter Deborah Wall; son Melvin Miller Jr, wife Lisa; daughter Shelia Rivera, husband Anibal Sr; daughter Vicki Cook, husband Ricki. He also leaves behind 23 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Born and raised Tallahassee, FL, he last living child of his parents Luther C Kelley and Jessie Mae.
Dan joined the Navy at 17 and served for 4 years. During his time in the Navy he was awarded the Korean Medal with two stars and a UN Ribbon. After his service in the Navy, Dan came home and began a career at Tallahassee Fired Department. After 31 years of service he retired as a Captain.
After retiring from TFD Dan decided to occupy his time as a beekeeper, although he may have given away more honey than he sold. Dan was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was lifelong Christian and attended Faith Holiness House of Prayer. In his younger days Dan attended Oak City Assembly of God.
Dans family will receive visitors at Beggs Funeral home on Saturday, February 1st at 11:00am. The funeral will begin at 12:00pm. The graveside service will be held at Bethel Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral.
Beggs Funeral Home 3322 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32311
Bethel United Methodist Church 1470 Bethel Church Road Tallahassee, FL 32304.
Christen Marie Johnson
Christen Marie Johnson, fifty-six years of age, departed this earthly life on
December 11, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born in Tallahassee, Florida,
to J.D. and JoAnn Johnson on April 28, 1963. She lived in Tallahassee her whole life,
growing up alongside her sister, Dana Sullivan. The two spent Sundays in church and
adventuring in the Apalachicola Forest. Chris was a daddy’s girl. Chris always
accomplished anything she set her mind to. Chris was a caregiver to many, which
is one of the reasons she chose to work at Gretchen Everhart School. Chris had
outstanding drive, determination, and dedication which she applied to everything
she did. By doing this, she eventually became head mortgage closer at Capital City
Bank, and she even became a licensed real estate agent. Ultimately, she found her home at Donald Guy Heating and Cooling as office manager where she was treated like family. Chris decided to chase her dreams, and she pursued a paralegal degree. She was to graduate in May of 2020. She had just landed her dream job at an attorney's office and was to start work on December 9, 2019. Chris excelled at everything she did. For her excellent college grades, she often appeared on the president’s list. Chris was a lover of all animals. Chris gave her life to her children. She was their protector, and her children always came first. Chris never missed one of their softball or volleyball games, she loved cheering her children on. She always supported them. Throughout their childhood, her favorite thing to do was take them on vacation. Her grandchildren, who call her Mema, gave her life new purpose. Chris’s spare time was spent making precious memories with her family, helping care for her mother, or doing what she loved most, relaxing and watching television. Chris loved to soak up the warm summer days, lounging by the pool, or listening to the waves crash at the beach. Chris also loved to sing. Chris was a strong, amazing woman. She was very compassionate, with a huge heart. Chris touched the lives of many. Left to cherish Chris are her mother, JoAnn Johnson, of Tallahassee; her daughter, Toni Beagles (Seth), of Crawfordville; her grandchildren, Remi and Shiloh Pageau, Ivy D.Beckstead, and Aiden Beckstead, of Crawfordville; her daughter-in-law, Stefanie Beagles, of Tallahassee; her brother-in-law, Daniel Sullivan, of Fort Walton Beach; her nephew, Alex Sullivan, of Mississippi; her nephew, Johnson Sullivan, of Fort Walton Beach; her nephew, Richie and Tucker Beagles (Tiffany), of Crawfordville, and many other friends and family whom she loved dearly. Her father J.D. Sullivan and her sister Dana Sullivan preceded her in death. Her daughter, Lindsay Beagles also preceded her in death. Her nephew, Clyde Sullivan, has since passed away also. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the amazing staff at the M.T. Mustain Center, for their care and compassion. A joint memorial service for Chris and Lindsay is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Beggs Funeral Home. The family will visit with guests immediately following the service. Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee FL, 32311, (850) 942-2929.
Kimberly "Kimmy" Kay Harvin
On December 5th 2019 Kimberly “Kimmy” Kay Harvin went home to be with
Jesus. From the moment of her birth and throughout her life, Kimmy was always
a special child. Though she had serious health issues throughout her life she
never let those things slow her down. She enjoyed life to the fullest, laughing and
smiling right up until Jesus took her home. Though Kimmy never spoke a word
her life spoke volumes. Everywhere Kimmy went she was a blessing to people.
Kimmy never met a stranger she only met new friends. Kimmy’s life demonstrated unconditional love for others. She had a pure heart and a love for God and a love for people. From her chin fist bumps to her broad smile, Kimmy always brought joy into the lives of others. Kimmy will be remembered most for her love of music and dancing and her love for her little babies Dora, and Curious George, T-Rex and Megasaurus. Now Kimmy dances before the throne of God as the saints sing praises to our savior. Kimmy’s life was a ray of sunshine in our lives and all those who loved her will miss her greatly but the heavens are rejoicing in her homecoming. She is no longer encumbered by this physical body and its limitations. Kimmy is now free to be all God created her to be, free to dance, free to sing, free to run and free to play. Our sorrow is deep but our joy overflows in the knowledge that she is safe in the arms of Jesus and one day we will see her again in heaven for blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Kimmy is survived in this life by her father James Kevin Harvin and mother Letty Jane Harvin, sister Serena Danielle Nelson, grandmother Anita Marie Harvin, grandmother Devon Harrell and Aunt Kay Morton. Her brother-in-law Matt Nelson, nephew Jacob Nelson, Aunt Betty White (Kenny), Aunt Sue Gee (Brian), Uncle Ronald Reeves (Joetta), Aunt Wava Harrell (Frank) and a host of cousins and friends also survive her.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Kimmy’s honor to the Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs.
A Service of Remembrance will be held, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Northwoods Baptist Church, Capital Circle NW.
Send donations to: Shine Tallahassee, PO Box 12669, Tallahassee Fl. 32317
Delmer Lee Sleasman (Del)
Delmer Lee Sleasman (Del) was born on September 30, 1949 in Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania to the late Charles and Goldy Sleasman. He passed away
peacefully on January 21, 2020 after a long illness. Del served in the US Airforce
and retired as a Master Sergeant after over 20 years. He worked at Leon Iron
and Metal in Tallahassee, FL for many years.
Del leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Linda Hollinger Sleasman:
a son, Chris Charles Sleasman: a brother, Danny Sleasman (Pennsylvania):
Brother-in-laws Johathan Facteau, James Hollinger and John Hollinger:
Sister-in-laws Pat Sleasman, Delois Hollinger, Blondell Hollinger, Loretta Hill,
Elayne Hollinger and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at
Tallahassee National Cemetery.
Dorothy Jean (Glass) Green
Dorothy Jean (Glass) Green, better known as Dot Jean to friends and family,
passed away peacefully on December 26, 2019.
Dot Jean was predeceased by her sister Isabel Glass Lamb and her three
husbands, Jean Worth Owen, William George Jones, Jr. and Robert Louis Green.
She is survived by her four children, Isabel Jayne Owen (former husband,
Robert Robinson), John Worth Owen (Linda), all of Tallahassee, FL, Thomas
Jay Owen (Linda Kelsey) of Crawfordville, FL and Ronald Wayne Owen
(Amber) of Ft. Worth, TX. In addition, there are four grandchildren, Kenneth
Robinson (Leslie) of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Rachel Robinson
Roopnarine (Colin),and Michael Owen both of Tallahassee, FL, Lawrence Byron
Owen of Dallas, TX and five great grandchildren, Ty Robinson and Jaycee Robinson of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Percy Roopnarine and Zoe Roopnarine of Tallahassee, FL and Charley Belle Owen of Dallas, TX.
Dot Jean was born in Gainesville, Florida, April 11, 1924, the daughter of Robert Emmett Glass and Martha Livingston Glass and has lived in Tallahassee since 1938.
She was a graduate of Leon High School, attended Florida State College for Women and graduated from University of Florida in 1938. During her college tenure she was part of the Student Government, served on the Student Judiciary and was a member of the sorority, Chi Omega.
In 1968, she was one of the first women to receive a Florida Certified Public Accountant designation. She worked for the Florida Department of Transportation as an auditor, moved to the Florida State Auditor’s office where she helped design the SAMAS (Statewide Automated Accounting System) and when she retired from the state she was working for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. She continued working in private practice as a Certified Public Accountant and as a real estate broker/salesperson in Wakulla County.
Dot Jean enjoyed a full life of volunteering and belonging to various organizations including Gator Alumni Association, Economic Club of Florida, Town Club, Tallahassee Garden Club, heritage organizations, Goodwood Museum, Girl Scouts, Junior League of Tallahassee and Florida State Archives. She loved the outdoors and participated in nature activities all over North Florida and North Carolina with her last trip down the Nantahala when she was 84.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., January 7, 2020 at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter’s Cathedral, 4748 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, would be appreciated.
On January 26, we lost a great man, my hero, JD Kemp. JD went by many titles,
Geologist, Well Driller, Racer and car builder, but the title nearest and dearest to his
heart was Papa Bear. The entire family has come to call him that, but it was when two
little high-pitched voices called him “Papa Bear Papa Bear,” followed by a knee tackle,
or a hug, a kiss, and a snuggle that made his heart swell. He loved that most of all. In
2009 he became a beloved partner and later husband. It wasn’t much later that he was
adopted (sometimes called a hostage situation) by two young women who loved him as their father, their Papa Bear. In 2016 he became what he never expected to be, a grandfather, doubly so a year later in 2017. That role of Papa Bear was what he truly excelled at. JD was the anchor which made the family he gathered around him: his wife Gayle, his daughters Allyne and Danielle, and later Ashlie and Kelly, his friend and son-in-law James aka Earl, and his grandchildren Jamie (JJ) and JT. He also loved his sister Kitty and her husband Rick, his biological children Jennifer and Savanna and his step-son Phillip who were always deeply embedded in his heart. He also loved his racing family – the usual suspects: JK Jackson, Chris Moore, JR and Joanie Prescott, Tracy and Robert Lewis, Rob and Tracy Ippilito, Mike and Stephanie Lollar, as well as all of the other crazy gear head racers from Tallahassee to Las Vegas and across the globe. JD never met a stranger and had many, many friends spread far and wide across the globe. His well driller buddies, his fellow geologists, his online like-minded car-builder buddies, and every person he’d worked or played with throughout his 65 years of life was precious to him and often popped up, by name, in his infamous stories. JD loved to tell stories. Funny ones, historical ones, stories of his adventures and the colorful, people-filled life he led. And people loved to listen, usually. He could be a little longwinded, too.But JD knew how to engage people, include them, entertain them, make them feel special. Whether it was in person or via a PA system at a race, he always had a story, a laugh, and a positive spin for everyone. About his laugh, he loved to laugh, to make other laugh, and in doing so made life more enjoyable for all of us. His laugh, his deep voice, his 1971 vintage mustache, and his similarity to Wilford Brimley were things people never forgot about JD Kemp. JD was my hero and my touchstone. His loss leaves a huge hole in my heart and many others. May he always be remembered with laughter and love, JD’s gift to all of us.
Delores Freeman Kercher
Delores Freeman Kercher, age 91, passed on peacefully on December 28, 2019
at her home in Monticello, Florida. She was an active member of the Monticello
Church of Christ and a devoted wife, mother, physician and friend. Delores was
born on October 1, 1928 in Akron, Ohio, to Earl and Donnie Freeman.
She attended Freed-Hardeman College in 1944, where she met her first
husband, Martell Petty, who later passed away while they were serving as
missionaries in South Africa. Returning to the U.S., Delores graduated from the
University of Akron in 1957, and was one of 4 women accepted into the Ohio State College of Medicine that year. While in medical school Delores met Raymond Kercher, whom she married in 1957 and lived with until the time of her death.
The Kerchers practiced pediatric medicine together for many years in Medina, Ohio and Klamath Falls, Oregon before eventually joining the USAF medical corps and relocating to Florida. She had been promoted to Lt. Colonel by the time she retired from active practice in 1984 in order to focus on her true passions: serving her Lord and her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her older brother Earl Freeman Jr., an infant son, and a daughter. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Raymond Kercher of Monticello, by her sister, Lorene Kovats of Barberton, Ohio, by her children, Delanne Amonett of Colorado Springs, CO., Sharalyn Smith of Monticello, FL, Michael Kercher of Johns Creek, GA, Donna Holden of Easily, SC., Paul Kercher of Atlanta, GA, Timothy Kercher of Monticello, FL, and Kerri Kercher of Thomasville, GA, as well as by 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at on January 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello, FL, with a private burial to follow at the Tallahassee National Cemetery.
Clara Estella Byrd White
Clara went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 22, 2019,
at the age of 88.
She was born January 1, 1931, in Sarasota, FL to C.E. and Essie (Causseaux) Byrd
and was the baby of the family. Clara married Mizell White in 1948 and had two
children, Renee and Edward White. Mizell, Edward, her parents and siblings
(Mildred, T.A, Wilma, Elizabeth, Leroy, Milton, and Doyle) preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, daughter-in-law Janet White Baggett (Steve),
three granddaughters, Lori White McCoy (Abner), Jami Eddy (Steven), Alli Colson
(Matthew), and six great grandchildren, Abbey, Ellie and Bella McCoy, Emma and Landen Eddy, and Jackson Baggett.
Clara attended Leon High School and Lively Technical College where she received a Bookkeeping/Accounting Degree. She retired from the Tallahassee YMCA where she was the Chief Financial Officer. Clara later worked at First Baptist Church in the Weekday program where she retired at the age of 79.
Clara was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She had an infectious smile and beautiful voice. Clara loved music and she used her gift of singing to serve the Lord and others. She sang in a quartet on the radio in the 1940’s, numerous church and civic choirs, weddings, funerals, and special programs. She was a choir director at St. Marks First Baptist Church, Crossway Baptist Church, and other Baptist Church’s in and around Tallahassee, FL.
Clara believed in serving others. She coordinated and directed the Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Program and received an honorary lifetime membership on the Leon County Board in 2000. For 20 years, she coordinated and directed the Natural Bridge Memorial Service in concert with the Florida State Parks Service. Clara was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the Winnie Davis and Anna Jackson Chapter, where she served in many positions. For many years, she led monthly church services at Consulate Health Care.
Her final church affiliation was with Immanuel Baptist Church where she faithfully served for over 20 years. She was a member of the choir and the Joy Sunday School class. Clara will be sorely missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Family visitation will be at Beggs Funeral Home from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 27th. Her funeral service will be Saturday, December 28th at 1pm at Immanuel Baptist Church. Her interment will be at 3pm at Pigott Cemetery in Medart, FL. A reception will follow at Friendship Baptist Church in Medart, FL.
Napoleon Broward Raker, Jr
Napoleon Broward Raker, Jr., of Tallahassee, FL passed away peacefully with family
by his side on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the age of 77. Broward was born in
Tallahassee, FL on January 2, 1942 to Napoleon Broward Raker, Sr. and Elvie
Marzette Ross Raker.
Broward worked in the appliance and HVAC industries and as a maintenance
technician for a property management company in Tallahassee. He was an avid
hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors. From September to April, he spent most of his time in the woods; from May to August, he spent most of his time on the water. Broward competed in archery tournaments and was a member of the Tallahassee Bowhunters Association. He enjoyed horseback riding and was a member of the Southern Trail Riders Association. His other hobbies included collecting stamps and gardening.
Broward was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children – Randa (Butch) Roach of Tallahassee, Angie Stahl of Crawfordville, Gigi Raker and Bo (Amy) Raker of Tallahassee; brothers – Robert (Lindia) Raker of Tallahassee and Roy (Darlene) Raker of Havana; sister – Elizabeth (Fred) Sharpton of Milton; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m. at the Crawfordville Cemetery, 2984 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL with Reverend Bobby Steele presiding.
Arrangements will be handled by Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Broward to Big Bend Hospice Inc., 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Ramsey Gray Mullins
Ramsey Gray Mullins went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning,
12/18/19, after a lengthy illness. She was born March 22, 1970 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital to parents Dennis & Patsy Gray.
Ramsey attended North Florida Christian School and graduated in 1988 from
Rickards High School. She graduated from Lively Technical Cosmetology
School and was a hair stylist for many years at Haute Headz and other salons.
She moved on to Suntrust Bank where she was head of HR. She was employed
for several years at Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc. At her death she was employed at Florida State University as an Administrative Associate. She made many friends along her lifetime journey.
Ramsey had an infectious personality, a hilarious sense of humor, a love for life & a stubborn streak. She enjoyed the beach & boating and relaxing at Lake Seminole.
Ramsey loved her family & friends and she was a much loved & cherished wife, mother, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin & friend. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Grant Mullins; daughters Grace Hughes & Hope Hughes; parents, Dennis & Patsy Gray; niece, Rachel (Josh) Strickland; great-niece, Rylie Gray Strickland; nephew, Joshua Taylor; in-laws, Bob & Sylvia Baker & loving uncles, aunts, cousins & many friends.
She was predeceased by grandparents J. W. & Rochelle Chancy & Parks & Delois Gray; sister, Carla Gray-Taylor; uncle, Milford Gray.
The funeral service will be held Monday, December 23rd at Evangel Church, 2300 Old Bainbridge Rd. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by the service at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Evangel Church Building Fund, in memory of Ramsey Gray Mullins, 2300 Old Bainbridge Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303
Burial will be private
Beggs Funeral Homes, Inc., Apalachee Chapel, (850) 942-2929, is in charge of arrangements.