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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.

Shakeya Nicole Morrison

Ms. Shakeya Nicole Morrison, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on April 24, 2019 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was 35 years old. 

Shakeya was born on January 12, 1984 to Laura Mae Henry and Gregory Keith Morrison in Stuttgart, Germany.  Shakeya was a member of the Everlasting Word Church of DeFuniak Springs, FL and was employed with Metric Engineering Company.  

Shakeya was preceded in death by her grandparents: Issac James & Elizabeth Young Henry and John & Thelma Jewel Morrison. 

She leaves to cherish her memories her children: Keithan Damont Morrison and Kennedy Nicole Morrison both of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; her mother & father: Laura Mae Morrison of DeFuniak Springs, Florida and Gregory Keith Morrison (Lois Darden) of Augusta, Georgia; her beloved companion: LaDonte Randolph of DeFuniak Springs, Florida;  two (2) aunts: Tammy Arlene Morrison of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Dorothy Donald of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; four (4) uncles: Alfred Lorenzo Henry of Waycross, Georgia, Robert Earl Henry (Earlene) of Tampa, Florida, Jonathan Wayne Morrison of Georgetown, Kentucky, and Darryl Kent Morrison of Cincinnati, Ohio; god-brother: Dominique Haynes of Jacksonville, Florida; along with a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.  

A Celebration of Shakeya’s Life will be held 3 PM CST, Saturday, May 4, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Everlasting Word Church of DeFuniak Springs, Florida with pastor, Rev. Russell Hughes, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery of DeFuniak Springs, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5-7 PM CST at Everlasting Word Church of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Family & friends may express their condolences online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

Elijah Williams, Jr.

Mr. Elijah Williams, Jr., of Bonifay, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2019 in the Bonifay Nursing & Rehab. Center of Bonifay, Florida.  He was 58 years old and a veteran of the United States Army. 

Elijah was born on May 14, 1961 to the late Aretha (Brown) and Elijah Williams, Sr. in Bonifay, Florida.  He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Bonifay, Florida and worked for the City of Bonifay for many years.

He leaves to cherish his memories his four children: Antonio Williams, Johnathan Williams (Chelsea Burke), Anastasia Williams, and Jessica Parrett; grandchildren: Andrea’ Williams, Aydreonna Cade and the late Camden Williams;  two sisters: Ida Mae King &  Helen Williams, all of Bonifay, Florida; two brothers: Rev. Martin Williams (Johnnie Mae) of Columbus, Georgia, and Michael Williams (Lydia) of Caryville, Florida; brother-in-law: Paul Killings of Bonifay, Florida;  a special niece: Tonya Nicole Johns; along with a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  

A Celebration of Elijah’s Life will be held 1 PM CST, Saturday, May 4, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Bonifay, Florida with pastor, Rev. Cleve Wedderburn, Rev. Martin Williams, Dr. Andrew Davis, and Elder Kelvin Johnson, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Bonifay City Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6-7 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 1hr. prior to services at the church on Saturday.  

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