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Obituaries 5.17.18

Obituaries 5.17.18

Jessie Hamilton Friend

Jessie Hamilton Friend, 87, of Plant City, born on Feb. 6, 1931 in Winter Haven, entered into eternal rest in Colorado on May 1, 2018. 

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Vashti Olivia (Boggs) Hall

Vashti Olivia (Boggs) Hall, 100, of Lithia, FL passed away on May 8, 2018. 

Visitation on May 19th, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Welcome Baptist Church. Service to begin at 11 a.m.


Nancy Dickson Mullins

Nancy Dickson Mullins, 67, of Abbeville, AL, formerly of Plant City and St. Petersburg, FL, born on May 5, 1951 in Waycross, GA, entered into eternal rest on May 6, 2018. 

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Jesus Hilario Navarro Lopez

Jesus Hilario Navarro Lopez, 13, of Dover, Florida, passed away on May 6, 2018. 

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was the son of Jesus Navarro Ramirez and Rosa Lopez Vega. 

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James ‘Jim’ Cook

James “Jim” Cook, 84, of Plant City, born in Charleston, SC on June 13, 1933, entered into eternal rest on May 8, 2018. 

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Clara Alford Courson

Clara Alford Courson, 94, of Lakeland, Florida, and formerly Plant City, born on Jan. 7, 1924 in Georgia, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2018. Expressions of condolence at 

Hershel Travis Browning

Hershel Travis Browning, 94, of Franklin, NC, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Hershel Travis Browning

Born in Lumber City, GA, he was the son of the late Hershel Jackson Browning and Addie Cox

Browning. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oris Browning. Hershel was a US Coast Guard veteran and served during WWII and in the Philippines. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Orie J. Browning; two daughters, Dianne Allen of Franklin, Peggy Exum of Houston, TX; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one nephew.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 31 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Greg Rogers and Rev. Michael Chastain will officiate with military honors conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108. The family will have a reception and receive friends following the service at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice, Four Seasons Development Office 571 South Allen Road Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Pine Grove Baptist Church, 7454 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC  28734. 

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 

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Baby Axel James Spurlock

Baby Axel James Spurlock of Lithia, Florida was born and entered into eternal rest on May 8, 2018. 

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