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Cooper Funeral Home

Cooper Funeral Home

Arthur Clyo Brown, Jr.

Deacon Arthur Clyo Brown, Jr. was born on November 15, 1951 to the late Clara and Arthur C. Brown, Sr., in Vernon (Millers Ferry), Florida.  On Monday, December 31, 2018 in the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center of Panama City, Florida, Arthur answered the Master’s call and exchanged his earthly life for an eternal one.

Arthur was educated in the public-school system of Washington County.  Before his injury he worked several years with the City of Panama City Beach, Florida. 

Being raised in a Christian home, he accepted Christ at an early age and strayed away but later returned back to the Lord and joined McQueen’s Temple First Born Church of the Living God where he served faithfully as the Chairman of the Deacon Board under the leadership of Jr. Bishop John O. Brown until his death. 

Arthur lived a blessed life even with his challenges.  In one of his last conversations, he said “I am still fishing for souls”.  He was a man full of wisdom, knowledge, and a jack of all trades with a big heart. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Jamie Brown; and his sister: Josie Brown-Bell.

He leaves to cherish his memories three (3) loving sisters: Susie Igles, Clara McDonald, all of Vernon, Florida, and Blonde Siples of Ebro, Florida;  a brother : Robert Brown, Sr., of Vernon, Florida;  a loving significant other/caregiver: Ms. Evelyn Daniels aka “His Boo” of Panama City, Florida;  Two (2) aunts: Arlene Butler and Hilda Burns (Josh) of Panama City, Florida; three (3) uncles: Clarence Brown, Willie Junior Brown (Betty), both of Vernon, Florida, and Leonard Brown (Phyllis) of Melbourne, Florida; loyal and loving caregiver until his death: Stevenson Edwards and Sylvia; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  

In his life Arthur assisted in raising three children along with their children as well.  He was a wonderful father, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend.  

A Celebration of Arthur’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 from the sanctuary of the McQueen’s Temple First Born Church with pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown and Jr. Bishop W.A. Potter, Sr., officiating. Committal Service will follow in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will begin on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 12 Noon-9 PM CST in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  Remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.  

Madie (Peterson) Brown

Mrs. Madie (Peterson) Brown, of Vernon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on December 26, 2018 in the Washington Nursing & Rehab. Center of Chipley, Florida.  She was 89 years old.  

Madie was born on October 16, 1929 to the late Frazier and Lela Peterson in Ebro, Florida.  She was of the Holiness faith and faithful member of McQueen’s Temple First Born Church of Vernon, Florida.  

She leaves to cherish her memories five sons:, Alfred Peterson (Gloria Mae), Eddie Brown (Debra), Willie Brown (Cathy), John Brown (Erica), and Timothy Brown (Alice); six daughters:  Susie Potter  (Willie Lee), Lottie Mike (Bishop Edward), Gloria Peterson (Rev. Richard, Sr.), Brenda Peterson (Thomas, Jr. ), Debra Conner (Elder Don), and Connie Hawes;  along with a large host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Madie’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 from the sanctuary of the McQueen’s Temple First Born Church with pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown, and Elder Don Conner, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com

Marvin Cecil Andrews

Mr. Marvin Cecil Andrews, of Vernon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 28, 2018 in the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.  He was 75 years old. 

Marvin was born on July 24, 1943 to the late Rev. Sylvester and Jesse Mae Andrews in Millers Ferry, Florida.  He was of the Methodist faith and a faithful member of St. John A.M.E. Church of Vernon, Florida.  Marvin was a retired lineman working with Embarq and a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 50 years: Willie Mae Andrews of Vernon, Florida; one son: Gregory Andrews (Tamara) of Panama City Beach, Florida; two daughters: Rev. Pamela Andrews of Vernon, Florida and Patricia Andrews of Tallahassee, Florida;  seven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren;  six brothers: Sylvester Andrews, Jr. (Barbara) of Mulberry, Florida, Larry Andrews, Michael Andrews (Morrisenia), David Andrews, all of Ocala, Florida, Bural Andrews (Dorothy) of DeRidder, Louisiana, and Jerel Andrews of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters: Velma Murphy (Billy) of Lynn Haven, Florida, Esther Andrews-Jackson of Vernon, Florida, and Sheila Andrews-Aquaowo of Hinescille, Maryland;  aunt: Mary Jane Andrews of Red Bay, Florida; god-brother: Norman Peterson; god-sister: Min. Kathy Brown; along with a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Marvin’s Life will be held 2PM CST, Sunday, January 6, 2019 from the sanctuary of the St. Luke A.M.E. Church of Vernon, Florida with pastor, Rev. Gloria Wynn, officiaiting.  Committal Service along with Military Honors will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

Public Viewing will be held from 5-9 PM CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.  

Isaiah Johnson

Mr. Isaiah Johnson, of Fayetteville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on December 7, 2018.  He was 73 years old and a native of Bonifay, Florida. 

Isaiah was born on August 17, 1945 to the late Rev. Willie Lee and Annie Bell (Savage) Johnson in Bonifay, Florida.  He was reared in the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Bonifay, Florida and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.  

He leaves to cherish his memories a son: Vincent Edward Wilson of Orlando, Florida; sister: Martha Johnson Patrick of Fayetteville, Georgia; niece & caregiver: Cynthia Glover of Fayetteville, Georgia; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Isaiah’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with pastor, Rev. Cleve Wedderburn and Elder Kelvin Johnson, officiating.  Committal Service with Military Honors will follow in the Bonifay City Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. 

Public Viewing will be held from 12 Noon-9 PM CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com 

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