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Cooper Funeral Home

Cooper Funeral Home

Mrs. Millie Mae Nelson Holmes

Mrs. Millie Mae Nelson Holmes, of Caryville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2019 in the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital of Tallahassee, Florida.  She was 63 years old.

            Millie was born on March 18, 1956 and was the second of five children. She was lovingly nurtured by her family – Mother Eunice L. Broxton Phillips, Stepfather Luie Ervin (John) Phillips, Grandfather King Broxton, Grandmother Millie Mae Broxton, Aunt Grace Lutley and Uncle George (Buck) Lutley – their guidance contributing to her growth. She accepted Christ as her person Savior at an early age and grew up in the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church of Caryville, Florida. Millie moved to Detroit with her husband John and while in Detroit, Millie’s love for children lead her to become a childcare provider while rearing her own. When they were all in school, Millie decided to join the workforce again and began work at the Detroit Convention Center. She worked diligently and was loved by her co-workers. She eventually decided to get closer to her children and moved to the Detroit school system where she retired as a School Service Assistant. Throughout her life, Millie had many interests and hobbies.  She loved to grow things – plants, flowers and vegetables. She was well known for her beautiful healthy plants all over her home and yard. She also loved to do landscaping and developed this into a business. Millie also shared her mother's love of fishing and spent many happy moments fishing with John. Later in life Millie found the passion for crocheting and made beautiful blankets, hats, scarfs and afghans for family and friends.

            She leaves to cherish her memories her husband: John Holmes, Sr., of Caryville, Florida; two daughters: Carla Holmes and Charmaine Holmes; son: John Holmes, Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; two grandsons: Jonathan Holmes and King Toney; siblings: Carol Bellamy (Charles Jr.) of Lynn Haven, Florida, Gregory Nelson (Deborah) of Melbourne, Florida, Dayatra Brown (Clarence Jr.) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Elvira Luncheon (Neil) of Ellenwood, Georgia; two step-brothers:  Morris Davis (Linda) of Tampa, Florida and Christopher Works of Caryville, Florida; Mother-in-law Bessie Graham, DeFuniak Springs, Florida; sisters-in-law: Pearl Shipman (Willie) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Lucille Campbell (Reginald) of Pensacola, Florida, Stephanie Hawkins of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Cheryl Williams (Sam) of Crestview, Florida; brothers-in-law:  Don Holmes of Tallahassee, Florida, Tim Holmes of Orlando, Florida, Edward Graham (Angela) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Donald Graham of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Alonzo Holmes of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Kelly Graham of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            A Celebration of Millie’s Life will be held 1 PM CST, Saturday, May 25, 2019 from the sanctuary of the St. Mary A.M.E. Church of Caryville, Florida with Rev. Dr. Rufus Woods, Min Dewayne Broxton, Elder Wade Brown and Rev. Jerome Williams, officiating.  Committal will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.

            Public Viewing will be held from 12 Noon – 9 PM CST @ Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 1hr. prior to services at the church.  Family and friends may express their condolences online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

Mrs. Jenet Campbell Blount

Mrs. Jenet Campbell Blount, of Orlando, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2019 in the Health Central Hospital of Orlando, Florida.  She was 64 years old and a native of Chipley, Florida.

            Jenet was born on September 25, 1954 to the late James & Mary Louise Campbell in Chipley, Florida.  Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a member of the Balls Temple First Born Church of Orlando, Florida.  Jenet’s passion was teaching and she loved her job teaching in the Orange County Public School System, where she retired from.

            Jenet was united in Holy Matrimony to Robert Leroy Blount, Jr., who preceded her in death.

            She leaves to cherish her memories four sons: Korey J. Blount, Torrey T. Blount, and Jamie T. (Joeann) Blount, all of Orlando, Florida, and Willie Taylor of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter: Ashee B. Powell of Orlando, Florida; eight grandchildren; two sisters: Geraldine (Harry) Tolbert and Vicki Campbell, both of Chipley, Florida; six brothers: Melvin (Mary) Bascom, Thomas Jerome (Hattie) Campbell, Chester (Mary) Campbell, Mack (Carla) Campbell, all of Chipley, Florida, Lonnie (Regina) Campbell of Douglas, Georgia and Terrance Bascom of Clearwater, Florida;  two god-daughters: Mickie Billings and Shay Tamengo; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            A Celebration of Jenet’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, May 25, 2019 from the sanctuary of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Tony Davis, & Elder Gary Cohen, Sr., and Elder Floyd Harper, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Northside Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.

            Public Viewing will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 from 12 Noon – 9 PM @ Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 1hr. prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Family and friends may express their condolences online at www.cooperchchipley.com.

Homer Bedford

Homer Bedford, son of the late Robert and Pearlie Mayers Bedford, was born on June 15, 1932 in Burns, MS.  He departed this life on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:50 A.M.  He was long time resident of Bonifay, FL.  

After moving to Bonifay, FL, he became a member of New Bethel AME Church and served on the Board of Trustees.  He travelled throughout the state as part of the road crew building bridges for the State of Florida Department of Transportation and for the Holmes County Sanitation Department from which he retired in July 1994.  

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Bedford; mother, Pearlie Mayers Bedford; wife, Ruby Lee Moore Bedford; brothers, Clarence Bedford, Robert Bedford, and Cleveland Bedford; sisters Allie Ruth Bedford, Eloise Rankin and Pearlie Mae Howard.  

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Robinson (Harold), Leesburg, FL; granddaughter, Teresa Jones (Ric), Marietta, GA; great granddaughter, Alexis Jones, Marietta, GA; sisters, Connie Mae Barney, Covington, LA, Willor Dean Bedford, Covington, LA and Bobbie Nell Bedford, Covington, LA; foster daughter, Lillian Robinson, Leesburg, FL;  nephew Charles Bedford, Portland, OR; nieces, Pearl Howard Grayson (Dwayne), Stafford, VA; Faye Howard, Covington, LA; Virginia Johnson, Martinez, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.

A Celebration of Homer’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, May 18, 2019 from the sanctuary of the New Bethel A.M.E. Church of Bonifay, Florida with pastor, Rev. Claretta Smith and Rev. Charles Flowers, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Bonifay Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

Public Viewing will be held from 12 Noon-9 PM on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the church on Saturday 1hr prior to services.  Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

Robert Lee Clemons

Mr. Robert Lee Clemons, of Ponce de Leon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 2019.  He was 69 years old.

Robert was born on May 18, 1949 in Walton County, Florida to the ate Dollie M. Byrd and Terah Clemons. Being raised in a Christian home, Robert was baptized at an early age and was a member of the Red Bay Church of Christ.  He attended Chapel Hill School and graduated from Tivoli High School.  Robert enjoyed doing yard work, especially for Mrs. Mary Jane Andrews.  He loved his family and always had a grand time when his favorite two joking buddies, Alice McCall and Lee Siples, would come around.  

He leaves to cherish his memories his sister: Peggy (Roosevelt) Anderson; three (3) nieces: Denise (Byron) Green, Sheraka (Victor) Anderson and Katrina Anderson; nephew: Eric (Darlene) Anderson; great-nieces: Diamond Anderson, Rihanna Guice, Jayla Baker, J’Siona Bell, and Jaliya Bell; great-nephews: Jy’Trell Anderson, Ty’Vontae Guice, Issiah Anderson; first-cousins: Lunell McCaskill, Annie McCaskill, Wilmer McCaskill, Rita Brown Dickey, Belinda (William) Brown-Hogan, Velias (Obra) Hogan, Keith Brown, Felix Brown, and Setrell (Shirley) Brown; along with a host of  other relatives and friends.   

A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held 3 PM CST, Saturday, May 18, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Red Bay Church of Christ in Ponce de Leon, Florida with Bro. Nathan Potter, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

Public Viewing will be held from 12 Noon-9 PM on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the church on Saturday 1hr prior to services.  Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

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