• Beck, Menola

    Menola Bama Cook Beck, 90, of Bonifay, died Jan. 18, 2009 at her home. She was born March 9, 1918 in Bartow to the late Henry and Mattie Pettis Hinson. Beck was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank Beck; her children’s father, Gordon Cook; son, William Quay Cook and his father, Tom Cook; grandson, James Keith Haskins; great-granddaughter, Kylie Shaw; brothers, Alcus Hinson, Lexie Hinson, Aubrey Hinson and Dewey Hinson; and sisters, Marylee Mahan and Mayvee Owens.

  • Yeomans, Jewel

    Jewel O'Neal Yeomans, 77, died Jan. 19, 2009 at her home. She was born in Miller County, Ga.. She was an avid fisherman.

    Services were held Jan. 22 at Antioch Baptist Church with interment at Blue Creek Cemetery.

  • Lambert, Alton

    Alton "Al" Mayo Lambert, 82, died Jan. 11 in Tallahassee.

    Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Bevis Funeral Home, Quincy Chapel. A private burial was held at Hillcrest Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.

  • Williams Jr., Thomas

    Thomas Williams Jr., 83, of Quincy, died Jan. 2 in Tallahassee. Services were held Jan. 10 at St. James AME Church, with burial in Williams Cemetery. Funeral home in charge of arrangements

    He is survived by his daughters, Mary Jeffcoat of East Orange, N.J., and Barbara Wright (Nathan) and Virginia Davis, both of Quincy; wife, Nancy Williams of Quincy; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


  • Mote, Rosa Lee

    Rosa Lee Betts Mote, 88, of Quincy, died Jan. 3, 2009. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at New Philadelphia Prebyterian Church in Quincy, where she was a member.

    Born to Carrie Rudd and Edmond Betts on Sept. 2, 1920, she had lived all her life in Gadsden Cunty. Mote was an accomplished seamstress, needlepoint hobbyist and gardener. She enjoyed making quilts for her family and friends and continued to do so up until her eyesight began to fail. She also was an animal lover and kept the birds and animals at her home in the country well fed.

  • Baker, Minnie

    Minnie Jewel Sanders Baker, 83, of Gretna, died Dec. 30 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

    She was born November 18, 1925 in Troy, Ala. to the late Ella Flowers and Raymond Sanders. She attended the public schools of Troy and was member of Elam Baptist Church in Springhill, Ala. She moved to Florida over 54 years ago and she joined Pine Bloom MB Church, Greensboro, where she served as a member of the mother’s board and was a member of the Good Shepherd Lodge. She was employed until retirement by the Gadsden County School Board as a custodian.

  • Jackson, Anna Mae

    Anna Mae Atkins Jackson, 73, of Chattahoochee, died Dec. 31 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

    Born Jan. 11, 19356 in Rock Bluff to the late Bertha Reed and David Daniel Adkins, she attended public school in Gadsden Count, and was employed, until retirement, at Florida State Hospital as a psychiatric aide.

    She married U.S. Navy veteran Noah Jackson, and remained a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

  • Reid, Walter

    Walter Louis Reid, 69, Pensacola, died Jan. 4 at the Baptist Hospital Center in Pensacola.

    Born April 6, 1939 in Chattahoochee to Cora Lee and James Reid Jr., he was the grandson of Norris Dawkins Sr. He attended public school in Gadsden County, converted and joined Elizabeth AME Church, and married Teresa Jackson.He was the father of three children. He moved to Pensacola in 1967 and was a heavy equipment driver.

  • Gilliam, Jr., Wilfred

    Wilfred Lee "Will" Gilliam Jr., of Daytona Beach, died Jan. 1 at home in Daytona Beach. Funeral services will be held Fridayat Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Quincy, with burial following at Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy. Viewing and visitation will be held today from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Ivey Funeral Home Chapel in Quincy.

    Gilliam was a Quincy native and a 1962 graduate of Carter-Parramore High School. An accomplished musician, he was well-known for his mastery of the saxophone. He was a retired executive for the GE Corporation.

  • Harper, Elois

    Elois Harper, 61, of Quincy, died Jan. 1 in Tallahassee. Services are today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hosea MB Church of Quincy, with burial in Friendship Cemetery.

    She is survived by her daughters, Regina Harper of Newark, N.J. and Danita Harper of Quincy; brothers, Willie K. Alexander of Newark, N.J., Willie J. Alexander of Quincy, Kate Alexander of Quincy, Lewis C. Alexander of Quincy, Bobby Alexander of Quincy, Leon Alexander of Quincy and Ray A. Alexander of Quincy; sisters, Ann Walker of Augusta, Ga., Linda Harris of Tallahassee and Brenda Holt of Quincy.