Corinne Hewitt Douglas, 86, of Marianna passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Signature Healthcare at The Courtyard in Marianna.
She was born March 22, 1927 to Vera Dukes Hewitt and Russell Bernard Hewitt in Union County.
Corinne was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Marianna, WMU, FBC Joy Club and was FBC Flower Chairman. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and homemaker for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, J. Harold Douglas a WWII veteran. A unique celebration of their 50 wedding anniversary included a reception and a renewing of their vows on the same date, same day, same time and with the same attendants as of 50 years previously.
Corinne is survived by one daughter, Linda Douglas (Dan) Basford of Marianna; one son, Maynard Harold (Lisa) Douglas of Marianna; five grandchildren: Doug (Kellie) Gwaltney of Atlanta, Karen Gwaltney of Pasadena, Calif. and Bethany Gwaltney (Russell) Lowe of Tallahassee; Kristin (Chad) Douglas Evans of Panama City, Tanya Douglas (Dan) McCormick of West Palm Beach; Jennifer Barineau of Tallahassee and Martin (Tiffany) Basford of Grand Ridge; seven great-grandchildren, Knox Gwaltney, identical twins, Ava and Aliana Gwaltney, Aaron Lowe; Bud, Sam and Jeb Basford;?one sister, Shirley Jackson Falkner of Waynesville, N.C.; sister-in-law, Lona Douglas (Gwenn) McCormick of Penney Farms; Betty Smith Douglas of Williston and several nieces and a nephew.
The community of Williston and Ocala was her home for many years. She was laid to rest at Pleasantville Cemetery in Marion County Friday, Nov.15. A graveside service was held at the cemetery in the family cemetery plot with the Rev. Gwenn McCormick officiating.
James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Douglas' Sunday School class, Marie Hilburn, caregiver, Dr. Richard Christopher, and the staff at Signature Healthcare at The Courtyard.