John Wayne Peters, 64 of Marianna, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at his home. John was born Dec. 22, 1949 in Dothan, Ala., to the late John R. and Mary Patterson Peters. A graduate of Poplar Springs High School, Class of 1969, John delivered gas for Amerigas, Crutchfield Services for a number of years and retired with Walmart following 6 years. He was a member of Noma Assembly of God.
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Preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Ann Peters; brothers Charles Peters, Kenneth Peters, James L. Baxley and Edward Baxley and sister, Yvonne Carswell.
Survived by his wife of 14 years Helen; children, Scott Peters(Amy) Purdue, Ind., Kent Peters, Curtis Peters, Mary Adams (Rod), Graceville, Danny Melvin (Julie), Donnie Melvin (Stephanie) Marianna and Sylvia Brewer (Brian), Pensacola; brother, Bill Baxley (Betty), Stonewall, Miss.; sisters-in-law, Joette Peters, Noma, Merle Baxley and Betsy Baxley, Plant City: grandchildren, Joshua, Zachary, Samuel, J.P., Ellie, Austin, Ann Marie, Abbie, Neal, Brianna, Jordan, Mason, Ashley, Brittany and Kaleb; great grandson Luke and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Noma Assembly of God with the Rev. Alvin Roberts and the Rev. Edwin Bell officiating. Burial followed in Noma Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the church on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. Flowers accepted or those wishing may make memorials to Covenant Hospice 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E Marianna, FL 32446.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 12, 2014