Celebration of Life

Eleanor Devarn Scippio

Eleanor Devarn Scippio passed away October 11, 2005. Left to sustain her legacy: her beloved father and mother, Leon and Inez Scippio; two sisters: Mae Edith Rayam and Imogene Bullock; three brothers: Milton, Carlos and Michael (Wanda); uncles: Leon Acosta, BB, and Lewis Lee, Bernard and Jerome Scippio; great uncle John L. Scippio, aunts: Leoma Young, Verna Coats (Elder Coats), Vera Daniels (Taft), Percilla Hudson (James), Arthenia Lee, Roslyn Sparks, Loretta Whittle; a very dear friend Carl McMichael Sheppard and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Eleanor Devarn Scippio were held Saturday, October 15, 2005, at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in White Springs, Florida. Minister Carlos Scippio, officiated.

The family of Eleanor Devarn Scippio would like to thank you all for your kindness and comforting words during their difficult times.

D.M. Udell and Sons of Udell's Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Lois Louise

Roberts Redding

Lois Louise Roberts Redding was born in Key West, Florida, on October 2, 1916, and passed away on September 29, 2005, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cameron, Missouri.

Mrs. Redding grew up in Key West and Miami, Florida, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945. She attended Southeastern Bible Institute and Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and married Joseph Randall Redding, a fellow student in 1950. Mrs. Redding graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1951 with a B.A. in Bible. She served with her husband as Assembly of God pastors in Virginia, Tennessee and Florida and taught school in Jennings, Jasper and Cross City, Florida from 1963 through the 1970's. She and her husband spent their retirement years traveling the United States until their health declined.

Mrs. Redding is survived by her two daughters: Kathy Redding and Barbara Bohall, both of St. Joseph, Missouri; four grandchildren: Joshua, Shawn, Cody, and Mary Bohall; her sister, Mary Couch of Montrose, Colorado; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994.

The Memorial Service will be held at First Assembly of God, Hwy. 351, Cross City, Florida, on Saturday, October 22, 2005, at 4 p.m.

Rick Gooding Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rosa Elizabeth Grover

Rosa Elizabeth Grover, age 75, of Jasper, Florida, died Friday evening in a local nursing home. Mrs. Grover was a native of Miami and a member of Bright Pond Baptist Church. She grew up in Jasper and returned to Jasper in 1978 after moving from Round-O, South Carolina. Mrs. Grover was a homemaker and loved to fish.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Andrew Grover of Jasper; one daughter: Lois Parrott of Riverdale, Georgia; one son: John David Grover of Mississippi; one brother: George Sowell; two sisters: Ruby Gass and Victoria Wilson, all of Jasper; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Harry T. Reid Funeral Home of Jasper, Florida, was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Louise "Pat"

Mathis Jones

Sarah Louise "Pat" Mathis Jones, age 71, of Jasper, Florida, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2005, in Gainesville, Florida, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Jones was born in Valdosta, Georgia, on April 18, 1934, to the late J. Talley Mathis and Lillie Mae Booth Mathis. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Lee Jones of Jasper; stepchildren: Bobby Fail, Sidney Fail, Corey Jones, Denise Carlton, Barbara Carlton and Michele Carlton; her sister: Eva Gates of Jasper; and several step-grandchildren. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services were held Saturday, October 15, 2005, in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home with Reverend Cynthia Mosley officiating, assisted by Reverend Ralph Dillard and Reverend Irvin McDonald. Mrs. Vonnie Wood sang and was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Joyce Croft. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cary Hardee Hurst

Cary Hardee Hurst, 84, of Tallahassee, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2005. He was a retired Tallahassee area office supervisor for the Florida Department of Revenue. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas H. Hurst; his mother, Kate S. Hurst; three brothers, Wallace Hurst, Bishop Hurst and Beatty Hurst; and three sisters, Frances Lee, Edna Burnett and Eunice Douglass.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Myrna R. Hurst; daughter: Regina H. Fassig; son-in-law: Will Fassig of Tallahassee; granddaughter: Karae' K. Fassig of Jacksonville; grandson: Shawn W. Fassig of Tallahassee; sister: Veda Bergadine of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Tallahassee, with interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home of Tallahassee was in charge of all arrangements.

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