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Obituaries – January 11 2023


Mr. Willie James Edwards, of Blountstown, Florida transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.  

Homegoing Celebration of Life services were held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 12:00 Noon from the sanctuary of St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown, Florida 32424 with Rev. Dr. C. L. Wilson (pastor), officiating. Interment was in the Graves Creek Cemetery in Blountstown, Florida.

A public viewing was held on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Vann Funeral Home.

He leaves to cherish a lifetime of fond, yet precious memories, a loving and devoted family,  one son, Adarrell (Summer) Edwards of Tampa, Florida; one daughter, Taurice Edwards of Blountstown, Florida; father, Leroy Edwards of Blountstown, Florida; eight sisters, Lillie Blue (Julius) Baker if Marianna, Florida, Linda Gail (Jerry) Monlyn of Blountstown, Florida, Leatha (Leon) Bush of Grand Ridge, Florida, Diane Godwin of Greenwood, Florida, Renell Webb of Jacksonville, Florida, Rebecca Johnson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Theresa (Thomas) Pams of Birmingham, Alabama and Sandri’lia Johnson of Tallahassee, Florida; two brothers, Leroy Edwards, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida and James Johnson of Pensacola, Florida; four grandchildren, one great grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Vann Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 


Marshall Lee Tapp, 43 of Fountain passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022, after an accident in Bay County. Marshall was born in Quincy and worked in construction most of his life. Marshall loved the outdoors; fishing and playing outside with his children. He cherished spending time with family and friends and was also musically talented and enjoyed playing the guitar while his son played the drums. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Left to cherish his memory are his significant other, Tia Mosley; his children, Christian Tapp, Brison Tapp, Ethan Kincer, Alexis Tapp and Aleisha Tapp; his father, Timothy Tapp, his mother, Donna Manning; his brothers, Joshua Powell and Shane Tapp; a sister, Felicha Pflugradt and a grandchild, Jayceon.

Services to honor Marshall’s life were  held 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2022, at Adams Funeral home with Claude McGill officiating.

Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com850-674-5449


Sydney Allen Floyd 81 of Marianna passed away Friday, January 6, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Sydney was born in Huntington, West Virginia and had lived in Marianna for the past two years coming from Coconut Creek where he had lived for the past seventy-eight years. Sydney had worked as a window trim installer until his retirement and enjoyed riding his Harley, gun collecting and fishing. He was also a long-time member of Cokesbury Methodist Church in Margate, Florida.

Survivors include his daughters Melanie Jasilewiez and her husband Bryan, Cindee Floyd and Tina Burgess; his grandchildren, Skyanne Hume, Fallyn Halloway, Tenley Jasilewiez, Oakley Jasilewiez, Cruz Henzler and Chase Henzler; his son, Mark Floyd; his stepson, Ronald McCallister; also, the mother of his children, Sandra Stymiest, Emily Coleman and Gail Arel. He was loved and will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Cokesbury Methodist Church in Margate, Florida.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at 850-674-5449.


On January 8, 2023, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Patricia Ann Harvell McGee passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Patricia was born February 22, 1945, in Quincy to Ruby Lee Barber Harvell and Barney O’Neal Harvell. Patricia was a lifelong resident of Liberty County. She was a lifelong and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patricia was a 1963 graduate of Liberty County High School where she was a varsity cheerleader and a trumpet player in the band.  Patricia married Gary Thomas McGee Sr. on September 9, 1967. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Barney O’Neal Harvell and Ruby Lee Harvell. Her siblings George Wesley Harvell, Eula Mae Stanfill, Irma Jean Kidwell, and Vala Dean VanScoy and her son Anthony Wayne McGee. 

Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Gary T. McGee Sr. and her children, Hope Michelle Wilkes, Gary Thomas McGee Jr (Tracy), and Kimberly Dawyn Redmond; seven grandchildren, Keegan Alyssa Kruger, Breanna Leigh Peters (Jake), Campbell Paige Odom (Mathew), Brookelynne Noelle Gipson (Aaron), Peyton Reed Kruger (Denise), Ransley Tripp Redmond, Caitlin Ruby McGee, and three great grandchildren, Brantley Lane Peters, Breann Michelle Peters, and Brett Thomas Peters as well as a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Patricia worked in various fields throughout her life, including being one of Liberty County’s first female EMTs. She spent many years working as an EMT in Liberty and Calhoun counties. She went to work for the State of Florida where she retired from the Department of Education/Vocational Rehabilitation in 2013. Once retired she enjoyed spending time RVing with her husband. She was an avid Trivia player, spending many evenings at friends’ homes playing late into the night. Her greatest treasures were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She spent many hours each day with her grandchildren giving them life lessons. She also enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren. 

Funeral arrangements will be on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 2 p.m. EST at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bristol. Family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services in the Relief Society Room at the church. Graveside services will follow immediately at Rock Bluff Cemetery.

Peavy Funeral of Blountstown was in charge  of the arrangements.  850-674-2266.

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