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December 27, 2013

Jasper News Obituaries -Dec. 26, 2013

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Doris Hammond

April 5, 1950 -Dec. 17, 2013

Doris Hammond, 63,  of Jasper, Fla. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 in White Springs, Fla. following an extended illness. Doris was born on April 5, 1950 in Jasper, Fla. to Johnnie and Stella Hurst (Plymel), weighing in at 14 lbs. 
She worked at Jasper Textile for many years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter Hammond, two sons Michael and Lamar Hammond, her brother Gene Duncan, two sisters, Ethel and Avis, a granddaughter, Chelsea Hester and a great grandson, Derek Webber. With all of the loss in her life, she still felt blessed to have the family and friends God blessed her with. On Tuesday morning she was surrounded by the love of her family Regina, Bobby, Leonda and nephew Neal when she went on to join her loved ones in heaven.
Survivors include two daughters, Regina Hester (Bobby) of White Springs, Fla. and Leonda Thomason, Spring Hill, TN.; one brother, R.N. Duncan, Satsuma, Fla.; one sister, Hazel Rowland, Ocala, Fla.; 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home in Jasper, Fla. with Rev. Jerry Thomason officiating.
Interment followed at Hebron Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Virginia Liles Davis MacFarlane

Nov. 22, 1920 - Dec. 21, 2013

Virginia Liles Davis MacFarlane, age 93, of Jasper, FL. passed away Dec. 21, 2013 at her home following a brief illness. 
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper with Pastor Roger Hutto officiating.
Ms. MacFarlane was born on Nov. 22, 1920 in Brantley County, GA. to the late Alex and Ola Woodard Liles. She was a graduate of Ware County Georgia High School “Class of 1938” where she was captain of the girls Georgia State Basketball Championship team. Virginia was a national honor graduate of Valdosta State College with a Degree in Education. She taught elementary school in Hamilton County, The Panama Canal Zone and in Oakland California. During her career she coached girls basketball and invested in the lives of many young children. This remarkable and gracious lady will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched. Her family and friends will remember her for her love, compassion, generosity and kindness for others.  She will be remembered by her family for her steadfast love and dedication, her outgoing personality, zest for life and positive attitude. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church until her health prohibited her attendance.

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