Betty Jean Wise Stafford
Mrs. Betty Jean Wise Stafford of Westville, Florida passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. She was 74.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with Rev. Garry Winstead officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurricane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, May 22, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Mrs. Stafford was born March 14, 1939, in Geneva County, Alabama to the late James Clifton and Bertha Melton Wise. She was a pillar in her community who cared for so many of her neighbors, friends and relatives. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Betty will fondly be remembered as a wonderful cook. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents a grandson Kody Michael Stafford, a brother, Junior Wise, two sisters, Louise Johnson and Virginia White, as well as an infant twin brother, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Elton “Bud” Stafford, Sr., Westville, FL; two daughters: Brenda Stafford, Westville, FL and Janie S. Weeks (James), Earlytown, AL; two sons: Elton “Buddy” Stafford, Jr., Westville, FL and Michael Stafford (Jan), Bonifay, FL; three grandchildren: Tyler Weeks, Presley Hobbs, and Stran Stafford; one sister, Frances Cossen (W.D.), Defuniak Springs, FL; several nieces, nephews, other extended family and a host of friends.
Mr. J. L. Hogan
Mr. J.L. Hogan of Coffee Springs, Alabama passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. He was 86.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with Rev. Dale Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 9:00 am and continue until service time. Burial will follow in the Eden Baptist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing.
Mr. Hogan was born November 4, 1926 in Geneva County, Alabama to the late Talmer Lee and Irene Jones Hogan. He was a member of the Samson Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. For more than thirty years he served as City Clerk for the town of Samson. He enjoyed farming and was a lifelong member of Eden Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents a brother, Ralph Hogan, two sisters, Lottie Johnson and Ruby Nell Willis, as well as a step son, Donnie Preachers and a step daughter, Faye Haney, all preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters: Charlotte Sharp (Bill), Atlanta, GA and Becky Creel of Coffee Springs; two step daughters: Gail Jay (Bobby Joe), Samson, and Sherrie Early (Henry), Florala; step daughter-in-law, Shirley Preachers, Samson; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Lydia Pricilla Silva McLaney
Mrs. Lydia Pricilla Silva McLaney of Hartford, Alabama died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her residence after a long battle with cancer. She was 77.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, at Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was preceded in death by her husbands: J.P. Harrison, Vernon Skinner and Mitchell McLaney; parents, Manuel and Gertrude Mora Silva; brother, Anthony Silva and sister, Corene Torrez.
Survivors include two sons: Roy Harrison and Glenn Harrison (Sherry); a daughter, Darlene Harrison; granddaughters: Kristy Toungett, Kecia Baker and Laura Adkison; great-grandchildren: Abigail Adkison, Jeremy “JD” Toungett, Troy Toungett and Brodie Adkison; brother, Manuel Silva, Jr.; sisters: Grace Chavez, Ida Lucero, Patsy Johnson and Geraldine Franish; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Mrs. Dora Marie Smith
Mrs. Dora Marie Conault Smith of Geneva, Alabama passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013. She was 97.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Mrs. Smith was born January 8, 1916, in Piqua, Ohio to the late Cleveland and Ora Hayerider Conault.
In addition to her parents three brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Grace Yost of Geneva; one son, Lawrence W. Smith of Eau Claire, WI; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters.
Margie Elena Marsh
Mrs. Margie Elena Marsh, age 46, of Bruce, Florida, passed away May 10, 2013 after a short illness at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Florida.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Reedy Assembly of God Church in Westville, FL with the Rev. Kenneth Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing.
Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service time.
Margie was born November 8, 1966 in Dade County, FL to Charles E. McBryde and Martha Sue Thomas Locklear. She loved anything to do with the outdoors: camping, planting flowers, fishing etc. She loved spending the biggest portion of time with her loving husband Marcus Marsh.
She is survived by her husband, Marcus Marsh, Bruce, FL; her mother, Martha S. Locklear, Westville, FL; her father, Charles E. McBryde, Jasper, AL; two sons: John E. and Angelica Caswell, Defuniak Springs, FL and Christopher and Rachel Mclean, Ponce de Leon, FL; one grandson, Cullan Mclean; four brothers: Tommy McBryde, Westville, FL, Daniel Wayne (Kay) Lindsey, Defuniak Springs, FL, Jason (Katie) McBryde, Dearfield Beach, FL, M.J. (Shannon) Locklear, Winder, GA; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Martin Day "Jody" Biddle
Martin Day “Jody” Biddle of Ozark, Alabama, formerly of the East Pittman Community in Holmes County passed away Friday, May 03, 2013. He was 56.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Whitewater Baptist Church in Holmes County with Dr. Wesley Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continue until service time.
Jody was born October 3, 1956, in Homerville, Georgia to the late Ralph Curtis and Effie Lucille McCormick Biddle.
In addition to his parents his wife, Judy Manning Biddle, a sister, Virginia Biddle, as well as two brothers, Junior and James Biddle, all preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Vickie Smith (Heath); two grandchildren: Haley and Spencer Smith, all of Dothan; one brother, Jimmy Biddle; special niece, Marie Hall (Daryl); great nephew, Clayton Hall, all of Geneva; other extended family and friends.