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Cooper Funeral Home

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James Washington Pridgen II

James Washington Pridgen II was born on January 26, 1977 to James & Thaise (Hampton) Pridgen, Sr. in Jacksonville, Florida.  He went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2018 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident.  

James was educated in the public-school system of Jackson County, Florida, graduating in 1996 from the Malone High School. After High School, he became a part of the Florida Department of Corrections where he served faithfully for 22 years. James was currently employed with the Walton Correctional Institute of DeFuniak Springs, Florida serving as a Correctional Officer Colonel.   Col. Pridgen was a hard and dedicated worker and loved his job and his fellow associates in the FDOC.  

Throughout his 41 years on earth, the happiest moment in his life was when he was united in Holy Matrimony to Alesha Patton on March 18, 2006.  Throughout the 12 years of their marriage they created an unbreakable bond and formed memories that will be forever cherished. James was a wonderful husband, loving father & grandfather, beloved brother, respected uncle, cousin, friend and coworker. Although he is no longer on this earth physically, his legacy leaves a deep imprint with each person he encountered and will be remember throughout the end of time. 

Col. Pridgen was preceded in death by his parents: James & Thaise Pridgen, Sr.; his grandparents: Frank & Mary Hampton, Sr.; and his brother-in-law: Isaac J. Symms, II.     

He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife: Alesha Pridgen of Marianna, Florida; two (2) daughters: Jaquira Pridgen of Orlando, Florida and PFC Jaquiya Smith of Ft. Stuart, Georgia; two (2) sons: LCpl James Pridgen III of Camp Hansen, Japan and Jace Pridgen of Marianna, Florida; two (2) grandsons: Aiden  and Namari Pridgen;  those raised as his own: Elijah Javon Hooks, Ashante D’Mor Hooks, and Ariel Montrel Patton all of Chipley, Florida; two (2) sisters:  Patrice B. Symms of Jacksonville, Florida,and Chantelle Pridgen of Tallahassee, Florida; four (4) brothers: Javon Pridgen of Tallahassee, Florida,  Jacob  Jones, Jr., James Anthony Pridgen, and Warren Fulton (Maria), all of Jacksonville, Florida;  mother-in-law: Debra Patton-Brown of Chipley, Florida; four (4) sisters-in-law: Tequilla Montreal McKnight (Markee) of Dothan, Alabama, Megan Alyss Brown of Chipley, Florida, Ashley Patton-Grey (Eric) of Jacksonville, Florida, and Mattie G. Claiborn of Chipley, Florida; god-daughter: Kierstin Smith of Chipley, Florida; along with a large host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sorrowful coworkers and friends. 

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, November 3, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Supt. David Woods, Pastor Stephen Andrews, Rev. Tony Davis, and Elder Mark Clarke, Jr., officiating.  Committal Service with Honors will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens of Marianna, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM CST on Friday, November 2, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida.  Col. Pridgen will lie in repose 2hrs. prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com. 

Tony Gray

Mr. Tony Gray, of Campbellton, Florida, was found to have went home to be with the Lord on October 15, 2018.  He was 67 years old. 

Tony was born on May 8, 1951 to the late Charlie Gray, Sr. and Ellen Thinn-Gray in Campbellton, Florida.  He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Holyneck Missionary Baptist Church of Greenwood, Florida under the leadership of Rev. Richard Peterson, Sr.  Tony was united in Holy Matrimony to Daragh Reed-Gray whom preceded him in death on November 18, 2017. 

He leaves to cherish his memories three sons: Tony (Anita) Gray, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, Brandon Gray and Ervin Gray, both of Tallahassee, Florida; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild; four sisters: Louise Anderson, Mattiebell (Odell) Lewis, Pearlie Roberson and Betty Jean Lewis; a brother: Robert Gray; three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and a large host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

A Service of Remembrance will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, October 27, 2018 from the sacred ground of the Northside Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with Rev. Richard Peterson, officiating and the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  The family will receive friends on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 2-4 PM CST in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida. 

Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com 

Eunice L. Phillips

Mrs. Eunice L. Phillips, of Caryville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on September 28, 2018 in the Community Health & Rehab. Center of Panama City, Florida.  She was 92 years old. 

Eunice was born on November 14, 1925 to the late King Moses and Millie Mae (Myrick) Broxton in Caryville, Florida.  She was a faithful member of the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church where she worked in the music and mission ministry.  She was marred to the late Luie Ervin (John) Phillips who preceded her in death on July 4, 1993.

She leaves to cherish her memories her children: Carol Bellamy (Charles, Jr.) of Lynn Haven, Florida, Millie Holmes (John) of Detroit, Michigan, Gregory Nelson (Deborah) of Melbourne, Florida, Daytra Brown (Clarence) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Elvira Luncheon (Neil) of Ellenwood, Georgia; two stepchildren: Morris Davis (Linda) of Tampa, Florida and Christopher Works; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

 A Celebration of Eunice’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, October 6, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida with Rev. Dr. Rufus L. Woods, officiating and Superintendent David Woods, Jr., Pastor.  Committal Service will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery of Caryville, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will be held from 4 PM – 9 PM CST, Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.   The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to services at the church Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com. 

Jeremiah Dwayne Holmes

Jeremiah Dwayne Holmes, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on September 10, 2018 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He was 23 years old. 

Jeremiah was born on August 18, 1995 to Donna and the late Jerrell Holmes in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  He attended the public-school system of Walton County, graduating from Walton High School, Class of 2014.  Jeremiah loved his church and was a faithful member of the Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  He was employed with Wal-Mart in DeFuniak Springs, Florida as a Sales Associate.  His loving smile and electric personality will be always remembered. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving mother:  Donna Holmes (Harry, special friend) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; grandfather: John Holmes, Sr., of Chipley, Florida; aunts: Sue Gundry (Nathan), Janice Holmes, both of Freeport, Florida, and Patricia Lane of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; uncles: Jarvis Holmes (Marsha) of Freeport, Florida, John Holmes (Pam) and Jeff Holmes, both of Chipley, Florida; along with a host of other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Jeremiah’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, September 22, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church with pastor, Rev. A.M. Johnson, officiating.  Committal Services will follow in the Euchee Valley Cemetery of Argyle, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will be held from 10 AM – 8 PM, Friday, September 21, 2018 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.

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