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Obituaries

  • Laurie Ann Aiken

    Laurie Ann Aiken, 49, died April 7, in Tallahassee.

    Survivors include her husband, Warren Aiken, and son Brandon Taylor Aiken.

    Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is in charge of arrangements. (850-926-3333 or www.bevisfh.com)

  • Rita Thresa Smith

    Rita Thresa Smith, 91, died on Thursday, April 7, in Crawfordville.
    She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a very active person. She loved all her grandkids, was a loving mother and a best friend.
    Survivors include her daughter, Gail Allen (Ira) of Crawfordville; sisters, Marion Hixon (Harry) of Deltona, and Connie Schultz of Salem, N.H.; grandchildren, Tim Allen (Annie), Rob Allen and David Allen (Cindy); and seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

  • Martha Jean Woods Wardlaw

    Martha Jean Woods Wardlaw, age, 72, of LaFayette, Ga., went to be with her Lord and savior Tuesday, April 5.

    She was a member of the LaFayette United Methodist Church. She was passionate about her faith, family, friendships, and was an accomplished artist.

  • Major George Jensen

    GEORGE FRANK JENSEN (USA RET)

  • Ann Folsom Yarbrough

    Ann Folsom Yarbrough, 84, died Monday, April 4, after a brief illness.

    No services are planned. A private burial will be held at a later date.Memorial Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee FL 32303.
    Survivors include her son, John O. Smit Jr.; two brothers, Norman F. “Buck” Folsom and Anderson B. “Brian” Folsom; four grandchildren, Cody M. Smit, John O. Smit III, Lacey S. Smit and Chad K. Smit; and her loving dog, Rachel.

  • Norma "Ruth" Linzy Stanaland

    Ruth Stanaland, 80, died Friday, April 1, in Tallahassee.

    She retired in 1989 as a secretary from the State of Florida having worked in the Comptroller's Office, Department of Labor and Department of Health. She was born in Ivan and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Her greatest joy was her family, as a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, always placing her family first throughout her life.

  • George (Buck) Wilkinson

    George (Buck) Wilkinson, 37, died on Nov. 11, 2010, at his home in Freeland, Pa.

    He is the son of Nancy E. Peters and the late James Wilkinson of Crawfordville.

    Memorial services will be held at the Wakulla United Methodist Church, 1584 Old Woodville Road on Saturday, April 9, at 10 a.m.

    Survivors include his children, James and George Jr. of Crawfordville and Meadow of Tresckow, Pa.; a sister, June Wilkinson of Hazleton, Pa.; two brothers, Michael Oster of Harleigh, Pa., William Wilkinson of Junedale, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Patrick Lee Pittman

    Patrick Lee Pittman, 24, of Crawfordville, also known as “P-Didy,” went home to God on Wednesday, March 30.

  • Jon C. Powell

    Jon C. Powell, 76, died peacefully at home, early in the  morning of March 27.

    "Bubba" Jon was born in 1934 in Birmingham, Ala., to William and Clara. He served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Korean conflict and, after the war, worked as an accountant.

    Private services will be held at a later date.

    Survivors include his sister Gwen Giddens and her husband George, by his brothers Vernon and Henry and their wives Ruth and Sue respectively, and by various nieces and nephews.

  • Carlton "Bud" Ryall

    Carlton "Bud" Ryall, 79, of Panacea passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 23.

    He was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., he moved to Panacea in 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an owner/operator of a jewelry store. He was an avid fisherman.

    Survivors include his wife, Claudette Ryall, son, Barry and daughter-in-law Tammy Ryall of Knoxville Tenn.; stepsons, Todd Heiskell and Mike Huffstetler.

    Arrangements were under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home, Macclenny. (904-259-4600)