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Cooper Funeral Home

Cooper Funeral Home

Eugene Crews

Eugene Crews, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 27, 2018 in the comfort of his home.  He was 77 years old and a native of Campbellton, Florida. 

Eugene was born on September 2, 1940 to the late Frank and Ardie Mae Crews in Jackson County, Florida.  He attended the St. Paul High School, graduating in the Class of 1958.  Upon his completion of high school, Eugene enlisted in the United States Army where he served for two (2) years.  After serving his country honorably, Eugene became employed with the United States Postal Service where he retired from after 30 years of employment.  

Having a deep love for Christ, Eugene grew up in the St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Campbellton, Florida.  After his move to Philadelphia, he became a faithful member of Allen A.M.E. Church where he served as a deacon, and a trustee of the church.  He loved the Lord and exemplified it in the way that he lived his life. 

He leaves to cherish his precious memories his beloved son: Vincent Crews (Veronica); two (2) grandsons: Vincent Crews, Jr. and Cornelius Crews; one (1) granddaughter who preceded him in death: Pernell Crews; eight (8) great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Nadine Crews of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; three (3) nieces: Thawanda Renee Crews (Zannie), Jacqueline Brown (Jerome), Elaine Pittman (Tony); two (2) nephews: Tony Crews (Rachel) and Jason Crews; along with a host of great & great-great nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Betty Sue Crews, Herbert Otis Crews, Leroy Crews (Margaret), Annie Lou Pittman (Benjamin), Johnnie Lee (Willie Ann) Crews; niece: Shirley Pittman; and nephew: Frankie Crews. 

A Service of Remembrance will be held 11 AM CST, Monday, September 10, 2018 from the grounds of the St. Paul Cemetery of Campbellton, Florida with Rev. L.V. Farmer, officiating.  Committal Services and Military Honors will follow the service with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

Public Viewing for Eugene will be held from 12 Noon – 9 PM CST, Sunday, September 9, 2018 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the cemetery 1hr prior to services on Monday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfchchipley.com. 

Myrtle L. Kent

Myrtle L. Kent, 67 of Chipley, Florida, entered eternal rest on August 18, 2018 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family.  

Beloved daughter of the late Mack C. Kent & Annie V. Kent Holmes.  Devoted mother of Jacqueline FeliciaAnn Davis of Syracuse, New York and Bertram Eugne Robinson of Georgetown, Kentucky.  Cherished grandmother of Johnterra, Brandon, Shayla, Tyler, Dyonsia, Marcus and great-grandmother of Desiree, Jaiceon, Ja’den, Kayleea, Brandon, Jr., Christian, Taylen, Brantley, and Kynslee.  Loving sister of Janet (Robert), Barbara, Linda (Richard), Diane, Martha, D’Vonne, and sister-in-law, Lolita (Joseph).  Also, survived by a host of nieces and nephews, whom each will always be in her heart.  Special friends: Rose Kent, Delois Gilchriest, Jimmie Cooper, and Sallie Johnson.  Loving sister-cousin, Lois Brown; and a very loving and beautiful church family at Mt. Ararat First Missionary Baptist Church. 

There will be no church services and no chapel service at Myrtle’s request. Graveside Services will be held on 11 AM CST, Thursday, August 23, 2018 in the Southside Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  Myrtle’s great love for family, church, neighbors, and friends will always be remembered and serve as an ongoing inspiration. 

If you miss me from loving, praying, and singing down here, come on up to glory, I’ll be waiting up there with my JESUS!!, Mama, Daddy, Granny, Joseph, and my sweet Hattie. 

Lovingly Submitted by Myrtle!

Juanita (Potter) Brown

Juanita (Potter) Brown, of Vernon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 13, 2018 in the Washington Rehab and Nursing Center of Chipley, Florida.  She was 97 years old.

Juanita was born on February 4, 1921 in Millers Ferry, Florida to the late Thomas and Annie (Brown) Potter.  She was of the Holiness faith and was an early member of the Church of God In Christ in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, later moving her membership to the McQueen’s Temple First Born Church in Vernon, Florida.  She also was one of the church mothers, trustee, and eldest member of McQueen’s Temple.  Juanita was associated with the Jolly Seniors Group and was a homemaker by trade.  

She leaves to cherish her memories her caregiver, whom she loved and referred to as her daughter: Blondell (Rev. Willie E.) Brown of Vernon, Florida; sister-in-law: Josephine Potter of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; along with a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  

A Celebration of Juanita’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, August 18, 2018 from the sanctuary of the McQueen’s Temple First Born Church of Vernon, Florida, with pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown, Min. Wade Brown, Rev. Richard Peterson, Rev. Leonard Dean and Rev. Eli Andrews, 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, August 17, 2018 from 12 Noon until 9 PM 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.

Charlotte Sanchez-Tyler

Charlotte Sanchez-Tyler, of Daytona Beach, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on August 2, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She was 96 years old and was a native of Bonifay, Florida.  

Charlotte was born on October 10, 1921 to the late Eustiza Perrier and Nemia Adusta (Thomas) Sanchez in Bonifay, Florida.  She was of the Methodist Faith and grew up in the New Bethel A.ME. Church of Bonifay, Florida.  

Charlotte received her public education in the Holmes County School System.  After high school she pursued her career in education and music, receiving a BS and a MA in Education and Music.  She then moved to Daytona Beach, Florida where she resided for 33+ years until her demise.  Charlotte was an avid teacher and a dynamic singer.  She was married to the late, renowned saxophonist, James F. (Jimmy) Tyler. Together they traveled the world, playing, singing, and loving each other as only they could.  

She leaves to cherish her memories five (5) nieces: Amelia Sanchez-Norman, Claudia Sanchez-Clover, Shirley Johnson, Arthur Jean Johnson, and Gwendolyn Adkins; four (4) nephews: Adolphus Sanchez, Washington Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez, and Joseph Sanchez; along with a host of great-nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Charlotte’s Life will be held 1 PM CST, Thursday, August 9, 2018 from the sanctuary of the New Bethel A.M.E. Church of Bonifay, Florida with pastor, Rev. Claretta Smith Rev. Charles Flowers, and Rev. Dr. Andrew Davis, 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 1hr prior to services at the church on Thursday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

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