Ulysses B. Sikes, age 86, of Ponce De Leon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at his residence. He was born Feb. 3, 1927 in Bonifay, to the late Marion and Clydie Miller Sikes. After working for the Coke - Cola Company in DeFuniak Springs for 30 years, Ulysses started working with the Department of Transportation until his retirement.
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He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Louise Ammons Sikes and second wife, Jane Ward Sikes.
Ulysses is survived by one daughter, Janice Coursey and husband Don of Westville; one son, Jimmy Ray Sikes of Ponce De Leon; one brother, James Thomas Sikes of North Carolina; one granddaughter, Becky Jones and husband David of Pensacola and three great grandchildren, Dakota and Tiffany Jones and Kasey McCleary.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Grace Baptist Church beginning at 2 p.m. with Brother Paul Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice of Marianna, 4215 Kelson Avenue #E, Marianna, FL 32446. The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice of Marianna for their support and loving care. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Aug. 28, 2013