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Mr. James William Cline, age 81, formerly of Bonifay, Florida passed away February 12, 2024, at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Destin, Florida, surrounded by his loving family.  He is now with the Lord living in the reality of our faith.  He was born May 5, 1942, in Trion, Georgia to the late Carl Walton Cline and Gladys Lee Bryant Cline.  In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Frances Kight Cline, one sister, Doris Fields, two brothers, Alvin Cline and Paul Cline, two brothers-in-law, Wayne Kight and Ernest Kight.


Mr. Cline is survived by his three children, James Cline Jr. ‘JJ’ and wife Davana of Niceville, Florida, Janet Cline Heuvelink and husband Chad of Simpsonville, South Carolina, and Jessica Cline Peters and husband Griffin of Gainesville, Florida; nine grandchildren, Rebekah, Annalyn, Benjamin, Olivia, Laura, Jacob, Lila, Amy, and Leanne; five siblings, Luther Cline and wife Deane of Von Ormy, Texas, Jerry Cline and wife Vicky of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Danny Cline and wife Ruth of Ocala, Florida, Rita Montanez and husband Victor of Miami, Florida, and Evelyn Fraley and husband, Jimmy of Homestead, Florida; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Kight and wife Freda of Bonifay, Florida and Lorena Cline; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.


Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Monday, February 19, 2024, at Gully Springs Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the Gully Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Peel Funeral Home.


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