Mr. Clifford Pelham of Graceville, age 90, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his home in Graceville. Mr. Pelham was born on February 19, 1921, the son of Mont and Ludie Everett Pelham of Graceville. He was a master brick mason. Mr. Pelham also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II.
Mr. Pelham was preceded in death by his parents, Mont and Ludie Pelham of Graceville, and his sister, Bertha Pelham Nichols of Dothan.
Mr. Pelham is survived by his loving wife, Mary Virginia Howell Pelham of Graceville; his brother, Frank Pelham, of Immokalee, Florida; his nieces, Sue Nichols Kozdras of Jacksonville, Florida, Kim Howell Standish of Clearwater, Florida, Karen Howell Henrickson of Malone, Patricia Hart, and Harriet Coker; his nephews, Scott Howell and Roger Howell of Graceville, Randy Howell of Marianna, Robert Pelham and Kenneth Pelham of Orlando, David Pelham of Dunedin, Florida, and Johnny Pelham of Immokalee; several great-nieces and nephews; and Tessa Baggett, a special friend of the family who so diligently cared for Mr. Pelham.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, from 10 AM, at the First United Methodist Church of Graceville, with the funeral services to follow on at 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dan Rhodes, officiating, and music ministry by Roy Wallace Watford. Interment will follow at the Collins Old Mill Cemetery in Graceville.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to the Men's Club at the First United Methodist Church of Graceville.
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