• Bell, Katie Belle

    Katie Belle Williams Bell, 78, of Gretna, died March 5, 2009 at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee.  She was a faithful member of Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church. 

    Services were at Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Gretna with burial following in the Springfield AME Church Cemetery. 

  • Dicks, Clinton

    Clinton AlJoseph Dicks, 44, of Gretna, died March 5, 2009 in Tallahassee. He was a member of Greater Works Miracle and Deliverance Center.   

    Services will be held at 2 p.m. March 14 at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Mt. Pleasant, with burial following in the St. Paul PB Church Cemetery in Gretna. 

    Survivors include his mother, Beatrice Dicks; sister, Donna Robinson; and brother, James E. Dicks. 


  • Farlin, Damion

    Damion Demetrius Farlin, 28, of Quincy, died March 7, 2009 in Quincy. 

    Services will be held at 1 p.m. March 14 at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Quincy, with burial following at the Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy. 

    Survivors include a son, Ryan; daughters, DeAsia and Damiahnna; mother, Rhonda Knox; father, Curtis Farlin (Melissa); grandmother, Earlene Hollis; sisters, Epetonya, Jacqueline, Stephanie and Shana; and brothers, Roderick, Jermaine, Marcus and Kimana.



  • Kirkland Sr., Russell

    Russell Eugene Kirkland Sr., 58, of Quincy, died Feb. 24, 2009 in Tallahassee. 

    Funeral services were held March 4 at Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Quincy with burial following in the church cemetery. 

    Kirkland was educated in the public schools of Gadsden County.  He furthered his education by attending Stillman College.  He received a degree in sociology and pursued his profession as a social worker at the Florida State Hospital.  He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.  

  • Nelson, Gregory

    Gregory Wayne Nelson, 38, of Chattahoochee, died March 10, 2009 in Thomasville Ga.

    Nelson was born Sept. 25, 1970 in Chipley to Harry Lee and Kathryn Coleman Nelson. He had been a resident of Chattahoochee for the last 20 years and was a lineman with Mastec. He was a Baptist by faith.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Lee Nelson of Chipley.

  • Sansom, Margaret Alday

    Margaret Alday Sansom, 73, of Juniper, died Feb. 25, 2009 in Panama City.

    She was born Aug. 30, 1935 in Donaldsonville, Ga., and was a member of Harvest Chapel in Tallahassee. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and had lived in Gadsden County for over 60 years.

    Services were held Feb. 28, with interment at Sycamore Cemetery.

  • McMillan, John B.

    John B. McMillan, 58, of Chattahoochee, died Feb. 18, 2009 in Tallahassee.  Services were held Feb. 28 at Deliverance Temple Ministries First Born Church in Hardaway, with burial following in the Rosedale Cemetery. 

  • Robinson Jr., Willie Lee

    Willie Lee Robinson Jr., 71 of Quincy, died Feb. 24, 2009 at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee. 

    Celebration services were held March 1 at St. Hebron AME Church in Quincy, with burial following in the church cemetery. 

  • Kennedy, John J.

    John J. Kennedy, 77, died Feb. 24, 2009 in Tallahassee.

    Graveside services were held Feb. 28 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.

    Born in Bainbridge, Ga. on May 11, 1931, Kennedy spent most of his life in Tampa before retiring to Havana. He served in the U.S. Navy and was employed, after his term of service ended, with Continental Can Company until his retirement.

    Survivors include his sons, Johnny L. Kennedy (Nita) of Quincy and James E. Kennedy (Renee) of Havana; daughter, Debra K. Browning (Barry) of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Simpson, Jean Fair

    Jean Fair Hubbard Simpson, 91, of Columbus, Ga., died Feb. 22, 2009 at The Green House at Calvary in Columbus.

    A graveside funeral service was held Feb. 25 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery near Lumpkin, Ga.

    Simpson was born Sept. 17, 1917 in Mount Pleasant to Arch N. and Rosa Beggs Hubbard. She moved to Columbus from Tallahassee, where she had worked for the Secretary of State. She had attended business school in Thomasville, Ga. She was a longtime resident of Conrad Drive and was a member of Wynnton United Methodist Church.