Faith Funeral Home
Call UsFaith Funeral Home Inc
6972 Florida/Georgia Hwy.
Havana, FL 32333
Our philosophy is to earn our way every time we're given the opportunity to serve. We feel privileged to serve and hold high the responsibility of the confidence placed in us by the families we serve. We know that every family is unique in their choices and arrangements, and that we must work with them to tailor our services to suit their needs.
The professional staff at Faith Funeral Home is committed to providing honest, dignified, and most importantly compassionate care.
We are a full service funeral home providing the most elaborate funeral service to the simplest graveside ceremony, the most unusual memorial service to the most basic cremation. We are prepared to assist families from all walks of life in every way to create a meaningful service. Because we believe that "Every Life has a Story...Celebrate It!".
We are Havana's Family Owned and Operated
July 5, 1958 - July 27, 2014
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Charles Pettis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. The interment will follow at Meadow Wood Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallahassee, FL.
Gary was born July 5, 1958 in Ft Myers, FL. the son of James Lee Simpson and the late Gerlean H. Simpson. He has lived in the Tallahassee area most of his life. He was employed with Simpson Electric for many years and later helped run the family business Havana Sod Farms. He was a member of Tallahassee Church of God. Gary also served as passed president of Northside Lions Club in Tallahassee. He was an avid NASCAR and avid FSU fan. Gary had a deep appreciation for Devita Dialysis Center Staff (northside) in Tallahassee.
He is survived by his father James L. Simpson. He is preceded in death by his mother Gerlean H. Simpson
Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Hammitt, Jr., Andrew
September 23, 1951 - July 27, 2014
November 11, 1935 - July 23, 2014
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday July 26, 2014 at Marianna First Baptist Church, with Dr. Mark Long officiating. The interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church.
Mrs. Dorothy was born November 11, 1935 in Weston, WV the daughter of the late Raymond B. McCoy and the late Allie Mick McCoy. She was a member of Marianna First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and quilting. She was the owner and operator of Rehbergs Upholstery in Marianna for many years. She served as a Pink Lady for the Jackson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for many years. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her two daughters Patty R. Jeffers (husband Garland) of Lecanto,FL and Vivian Mitchell (husband Steve) of Marianna, FL. Her loving sister Rena Mae Day (husband Richard) of Cape Cod, MA; son-n-law Mitch Mitchell (wife Jean) Marianna, FL; three grandchildren Matt Mitchell (wife Natalie); Alison Melvin (husband Adam) and Clay Mitchell (wife Stephanie) and three great grandchildren Sierria Mitchell, Kelsey Mitchell, and Katherine Mitchell.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, James B. Rehberg and two great grandchildren Kayla Mitchell and Hunter Melvin.
Flowers will be accepted, Memorial contributions may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice 4374 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL. 32446. Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
December 12, 1939 - July 18, 2014
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Havana First Baptist Church with Dr. Eric Erskine officiating the service. The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Tallahassee Memory Garden in Tallahassee.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Faith Funeral Home (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
C.J. was born December 12, 1939 in Meggs, GA. The son of the late Gus Whitfield, and the late Corene Chesser. He was a US Army veteran. A member of Havana First Baptist Church, He retired from the City of Tallahassee after 24 years of service.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 55 years, Edith K. Whitfield; Son Tim Whitfield (and wife Cindy); Kim Conner (and husband Mike); Casey Whitfield (and wife Theresa) and Sherri Hicks. Eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister Inogene Martin; sister LuRue Cannon; and his brother Leonard Whitfield.
August 29, 1916 - June 25, 2014
A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014. His family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements. ( 850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
He was preceded in death by his wife Fredia Mae Vickers Cannon, the love of his life, who he married December 2, 1939 He was the son of the late Charlie and Beulah Parrett Cannon
He served in World War II, then returned to Gadsden County, and later moved to Odessa Florida, Where he retired from being a Ranch Foreman in 1984. Then returned to Gadsden County.
He was loved and will be greatly missed. By his numerous nieces and nephews.
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Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 850-539-4300 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 850-539-4300 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Faith Funeral Home
6972 Florida/Georgia Hwy.
Havana, FL 32333