Bernice Catherine Mitchell Ming-Squires passed away Jan. 14, 2013 in Graceville. Born May 25, 1919 in Jackson County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Brown Dozier and Levada Golden Mitchell; first husband, Mansel Ming (1937 – 1969); second husband, George Squires (1972 – 2002), and one sister Willie Murl Mitchell Miller.
Bernice is survived by her daughter, Sarah Catherine Ming (Marvin) Marley of Graceville; brother, Brown Dovel (Jane) Mitchell of Lynn Haven; grandchildren, Marc E. (Sandy) Marley of Wilsonville, Ala., Phillip C. (Rachel) Marley of Greenville, N.C., Todd M. (Michelle) Marley of Marianna, Emily C. Marley (Ray) Gillis of Blountstown, and Vicki L. Marley (Mike) Inscho of Graceville; 18 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; step-daughters, Christine Squires-Strayer of Grand Island, Mary Nell Squires- Whitehead of Bonifay, and Juanita Squires-Myers of Chipley; step-son, Buddy Squires of Newnan, Ga.; 13 step-grandchildren; 32 great step- grandchildren; eight great- great step-children, and numerous nieces, nephew and cousins.
Funeral services for Bernice were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Galilee Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Marley and the Rev. Scott Sessions officiating. Interment followed in the Galilee Cemetery. A time of remembrance was held from 1 p.m. until time of service. Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.