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Obituaries

  • Bryant III, George

    George Bryant III, 40, of Quincy, died Dec. 9, 2008 in Tallahassee. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Elizabeth MB Church, with burial at Campground Cemetery.

    Visitation will be held Friday from 1 to 7 p.m.

  • Whitfield Jr., Louis

    Louis "Cat" Whitfield Jr., 58, of Quincy, died Dec. 13 at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in Tallahassee.

    He was born Dec. 7, 1950 in Quincy to the late Charity Coleman and Louis Whitfield Sr. He attended the public schools of Gadsden County and college training for his vocation. He was a member of St. John AME Church and the owner of a private night club, where he touched many lives. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. John AME Church, with burial in the church cemetery in Quincy. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Madry Chapel.

  • Ferol, Jacklyn

    Jacklyn “Miss Jackie” Vera Ferol, 96, of Panama City, died Dec. 13, 2008.

    She had been a resident of Panama City for 15 years, moving there from Ebro. She was Baptist by faith and a talented seamstress. She was the owner and operator of the Corral Restaurant in Ebro. She was instrumental in the development of Highway 20 from Highway 79 to Highway 231 and also in the establishment of Ebro as a municipality. She also served on the Ebro City Council and helped to establish Ebro Baptist Church.

  • McMillan, Ernest

    Ernest McMillan, 66, of Chattahoochee, died Dec. 11, 2008 in Chattahoochee. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Chattahoochee, with burial following in the Rosedale Community Cemetery.

    The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy.

  • McNealy, Burnett

    Burnett McNealy, 60, of Chattahoochee, died Dec. 11, 2008 at home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Bloom MB Church in Greensboro with burial following in the Greensboro Community Cemetery.

  • Moore, Willie

    Willie Augusta Moore, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, died Dec. 10 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City.

    He was born Aug. 18, 1939 in Gadsden County to the late Nora Oliver and Perry Moore. He attended the public schools of Gadsden County, received Jesus Christ at an early age and joined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

    He married Rosetta McMillan in 1960 and they were blessed with a son. Later in life, he was joined in holy matrimony to the late Katie Lee Hover for 35 years and they helped to raise many nieces and nephews.

  • Gainer, Eddie

    Eddie Roy "Joe" Gainer, 70, of Quincy, died Dec. 11 in Quincy. He was born October 5, 1938 in Bluffton, Ga. to the late Minnie Jackson and Johnnie Gainer.

    He later moved to Quincy and remained there until his death. He attended the public schools of Gadsden County and was a member of Antioch MB Church. He was joined in holy matrimony to Ernestine Campbell on Aug. 26, 1966 in Miami and they were blessed with two children. He was a professional truck driver and owner of the company.

  • Singleton, Ruth

    Ruth Singleton, 100, of Quincy, died Dec. 11 in Tallahassee.

    She was born Dec. 6, 1908 in Pelham, Ga. to the late Hattie Ross and Josh Singleton. She attended the public schools of Pelham, was a resident of Quincy and spent most of her life in Hollywood, where she was employed as a domestic homemaker and a devoed member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, before returning to Quincy two years ago.

  • Faison, Ola Mae

    Ola Mae “Shug” Jackson Faison, 65, of Gretna, died Dec. 5 at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

    Born Feb. 2, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Udell Wilson and Amos Lee “Buddy” Jackson Sr. of Whigham, Ga.

    She attended the public schools in Whigham, and was married to the late Jerry Faison Sr., and they were proud parents and grandparents. She was employed as a laborer i

  • Gilliams, Lucy

    Lucy Prigden Neal Gilliams, 92, of Tampa, died Nov. 30 at Delta Healthcare in Tampa.

    Born May 25, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Mary Lue Parker and Horace Pridgen. She attended public schools in Gadsden County, married Wilfred Lee Gilliams Sr. and the couple had a son. She was a homemaker, member of Mt. Moriah First Baptist Church and a devoted member of the mission society.

    Funeral services were held Dec. 13 at Mt. Moriah FBC, with burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery.