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Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 903

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DARNELLA WHITFIELD COOPER
Darnella Whitfield Cooper born Nov. 28, 1921, in Plains, Ga., departed this life on Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at Bay Medical Center. She joined Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in 1945, where she served the church in many capacities. For over 20 years, on the fourth Sunday of each month, she conducted a prison ministry at a local facility, to teach confined women about the love and forgiveness of Jesus the Christ. At her death she was serving as the chairperson of Stewardess Board No. 3. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Calvin Cooper Sr. Her life and legacy will be carried on by her seven children (five daughters and two sons): Ruth Brown, Jacksonville, Fla., Joyce Green (Elton), San Diego, Calif., Cardellya Moore, Gainesville, Fla., Blannie Mamie King, Panama City, Fla., Herbert Ray Brantly, Panama City, Fla., Peggy Brown (Neville), Panama City, Fla., Calvin Cooper Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; 29 grandchildren: LaShaye, Renard, Elton Jr., Chevon, Pamela, Jackie, Edward Jr., Norvell, Michelle, Alvin Jr., Tracey, LaTrina, Natasha, Sonya, Karen, Dorien, Tiffany, Misty, Bennie, Avis, Yolanda, Neville Jr., Jennifer, Latrice, Lisa, Olivia, Raymond, Ronella, Robert; 19 great-grandchildren; two godchildren, Lola Smith and Angela Smith; two nieces; three nephews; eight assumed children; and a very special friend, Mr. Joe Booker. She is also survived by a myriad of cousins and friends. The visitation will take place on Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Providence FGME Church, 2100 East Fifth St. Flowers will be received today, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 829 Hamilton Ave., Panama City, Fla. The Rev. O.C. Williams, officiating, and the Rev. LaTonya Floyd, pastor of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church, Quincy, Fla., will deliver the eulogy.
Charles T. Hall Funeral Home
Live Oak, Florida 32060

RUBY GRACE BRYANT DAVIS
Ruby Grace Bryant Davis, 85, of Houston, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Houston. She had been a resident of Houston for the past five years, moving there from Panama City. She was a member of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Clifton Davis; and a son, Ronald Hayes Davis. She is survived by a son, Herbert Clifton Davis and his wife, Vicki of Katy, Texas; two daughters, Linda Terry Long and her husband Don of Panama City Beach, Bettie Jean Jones and her husband Bob of Katy, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gregory George officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Wilson Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla.

LAURA BELL DOYLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Bell Doyle, age 75, of 808 Detroit Ave., Panama City, Fla., who passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in a local hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Douglas Brookins officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Mrs. Doyle's grandsons, and her great-grandsons as honorary pallbearers.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32405

MYRTIE LEE LOWE PIERCE
Mrs. Myrtie Lee Lowe Pierce, age 76, of 5118 Harvey St., Callaway, Fla., went on to be with our Lord on Jan. 15, 2000, at Bay Medical Center. She had been a resident of Bay County since 1939, moving here from Bristol, Fla. She was the owner of Pierces Trailer Rentals in Callaway, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Callaway, also a Charter member of the Parkway Lioness Club. She was preceded in death by her late husband, E.R. (Rab) Pierce Sr.; mother and Father, John Lowe and Willie Mae Lowe Strickland of Bristol, Fla.; four sisters and two brothers: Cora Lee Hill from Bristol, Fla., Gladys Dunn of Jacksonville, Fla., Rena May Birch of Tampa, Fla., Doris Holmes of Birmingham, Ala., Leon Lowe of Brooksville, Fla., and Sgt. Harvey Lowe of Eglin A.F.B., Fort Walton, Fla. Mrs. Pierce is survived by two children: her son, Ernest R. Pierce Jr.; and daughter, Peggy Dianne Pierce Lee and her husband Wayne Lee; daughter-in-law, Audrey Pierce; five grandchildren: Shannon Pierce Greve and husband Brandon, Ernest R. Pierce III (Trey), Joey Lee and wife Sonya, Chris Lee and wife Sherry, and Jamie Lee; one great-grandchild: Courtney Turner, all of Panama City, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Luther Johnson officiating. Entombment will follow at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are: Ernest R. Pierce III "Trey", Joey Lee, Chris Lee, Wayne Barron, Pete Barron, and Donnie Barron. The family will receive friends at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 18. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Together We Grow (T.W.G.) First Baptist Church of Callaway or Parkway Lioness Club.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32405

ELOISE SWEARINGTON
Miss Eloise Swearington, age 36, of 19803 Owen Wood Road, Fountain, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. Miss Swearington had been a life-long resident of Bay County, and was of the Protestant faith. Miss Swearington is survived by her fiance, Howard Greathouse of Fountain, Fla.; a daughter, Robin Anne Greathouse; and a son, Phillip Eugene Greathouse, both of Fountain, Fla.; her parents, Oscar & Patsy Swearington of Youngstown, Fla.; a sister, Janelle Rafuse of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; her brothers: Don Swearington of Panama City Beach, Fla., Steve Swearington, and David Swearington, both of Youngstown, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Springfield Community Church with the Rev. J.W. Hunt officiating.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32405

MARTHA FINCH TOOLE
Martha Finch Toole, age 93, of Chipley, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Gulf Coast Medical Center, Panama City, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husbands Broward Finch and Woodrow Toole; two sons, Patrick Finch and Junior Finch. Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law: Ross and Betty Finch of Niceville, Fla., Ronnie and Liz Finch of Cottondale, Fla., and Ferrell and Belinda Finch of Southport, Fla.; daughter, Willie Mae Morris of Chipley, Fla.; and daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Winston Spencer of Chipley, Fla.; two sisters, Lacey Dean of Phenix City, Ala., and Gertrude Sanders of Panama City, Fla.; 37 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Wachob Chapel with the Rev. Carlos Finch officiating. Burial will follow in the Orange Hill Baptist Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends today, Jan. 17, at the Wachob Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. Those asked to serve as pallbearers are the grandsons: Jimmy Finch, Randy Morris, Ricky Finch, Steven Finch, Ira Gene Finch, Terry Spencer, Daniel Finch and David Page.
Brown Funeral Home
Chipley, Fla. 32428

KATIE LUCILLE MARTIN BOWYER
Katie Lucille Martin Bowyer, 91, of 902 S. Depot St., Bonifay, passed away Jan. 15, 2000, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. She is survived by a son, Paul C. "Buddy" Bowyer and wife Frances of Cantonment; two brothers: Cecil Martin of Chipley and William Earl Martin of Sun Valley, Nev.; a sister, Rebecca Torres of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren: Carrie Bowyer of Tallahassee and Michael Bowyer of Miramar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Bowyer. Floral contributions will be accepted by the family or donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund. Visitation will be today, Jan. 18, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peel Funeral Home, Bonifay. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, Bonifay. Burial will follow at Bonifay City Cemetery.
Peel Funeral Home
Bonifay, Fla.

GEORGE CARLOS COOK
Mr. George Carlos Cook, 67, of 1008 Wyoming Ave., Lynn Haven, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in a local hospital. Mr. Cook was a native of Bay County, attended local schools, and graduated from Bay High School in 1950. He was a member, deacon and treasurer of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. He joyfully served as business manager for the Covenant Presbyterian Church and School from Aug. 28, 1995, to present. He was superintendent of the Bay County water treatment plant and retired from the Bay County Utilities Department on Aug. 25, 1995, after more than 24 years of service. Mr. Cook is survived by his loving wife of more than 48 years, Carol Hayes Cook of Lynn Haven; two daughters: Elaine Carr and husband Tommy of Demopolis, Ala., and Julie Slatcoff and husband Peter of Niceville; two sons: George C. "Bubba" Cook Jr. and wife Sandra of Pensacola, and Tommy Cook and wife Susan of Panama City; a brother, Marvette "Mike" Cook and wife Betty of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters: Betty Cook Price and husband Bob and Floy Anne Cook McKenzie and husband Bob, both of Panama City; six grandchildren: Jay and Kathryn Cook of Pensacola, Matthew and Erin Carr of Demopolis , Ala., Eric Peaden of Niceville, and Logan Cook of Panama City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at the Covenant Presbyterian Church with Jesse Bealor and Arden Jensen officiating. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Jay Cook, Matthew Carr, Eric Peaden, Rick Young, Dr. Tom Randles and Vordaman Van Bibber. Honorary pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of the Covenant Church, faculty and staff members of the Covenant Christian School, Gerald Mims, Dr. William Dent and Dr. Charles Nichols. Those desiring may make contributions to the Covenant Christian School, 2350 Frankford Ave., Panama City, Fla. 32405 or to the charity of your choice. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of 2 South, Bay Medical Center for their most loving and attentive care.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32405

DARNELLA WHITFIELD COOPER
Darnella Whitfield Cooper, born Nov. 28, 1921, in Plains, Ga., departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Bay Medical Center. Her funeral service will be held today, Jan. 18, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 829 Hamilton Ave., Panama City, Fla., with the Rev. O.C. Williams officiating and the Rev. LaTonya Floyd, pastor of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church, Quincy, Fla., delivering the Eulogy.
Charles T. Hall Funeral Home
Live Oak, Florida 32060

RUBY GRACE BRYANT DAVIS
Funeral services for Ruby Grace Bryant Davis, 85, of Houston, Texas, who died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Houston, will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gregory George officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Clifton Wade Davis, Mark Davis Hess, Donald Scott Hess, Thomas Craig Davis, Herbert Clifton Davis Jr. and Michael Terry Bevis Jr.
Wilson Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla.

LAURA BELL DOYLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Bell Doyle, age 75, of 808 Detroit Ave., Panama City, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in a local hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 18, 2000, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Douglas Brookins officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Mrs. Doyle's grandsons, and her great-grandsons as honorary pallbearers.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla. 32405

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