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Mrs. Jo Ann Royalty, age 66, of Bonifay, Florida passed away October 25, 2021, at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. She was born November 30, 1954, in Panama City, Florida to the late Clifton Hodge and Cleo Steverson Hodge. In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was preceded in death by one brother, Truman O. Tanton, and one sister-in-law, Marie Hodge.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Gary Royalty of Bonifay, FL; four children, Dana Rich and husband Matthew of FL, Ann Collins and husband David of GA, Tim Smith of WY, and Brandi Mezime of TN; two grandchildren, Seth Collins and Ayden Collins; one brother, George Hodge of FL; one sister, Joyce Tanton of AL; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family.

A celebration of life service will be held 6:00 PM Friday, October 29, 2021, at New Smyrna Assembly of God Church, 1849 Adolph Whitaker Road, Bonifay, FL 32425.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Doctors Memorial Hospital Benevolence Fund, PO Box 188, Bonifay, FL 32425.

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