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Williams Funeral Home

Friday, 19 April 2019 21:29

Sarah Joanne Martin

Sarah Joanne Martin of Bonifay, Fl passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019.  She was born April 17, 1938 in Knoxville, TN to Dr. Harold Harmon Walker and Ruth Marsh Walker.  Sarah grew up in Knoxville along with her older sister, Betsy. 

She attended McCampbell Elementary and Christenberry Junior High Schools. She was the in the first graduating class of the then-new Fulton High School. Sarah was and active child that loved being outdoors. In those days before air-conditioning, summers were spent with relatives in Maine. Sarah loved swimming in the nearby river and picking juicy raspberries and blueberries. She attended Bates College in Main for a year and then finished her degree in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee. She taught elementary school for a year in Indiana and continued teaching in Michigan where she met her husband, Paul Martin. In 1968, along with their daughter Harmony, they moved to Juneau, AK for the next chapter in their teaching careers. Later they settled in Anchorage, AK. On July 1, 1980 Sarah and her daughter Harmony moved to Bonifay, FL where she resided until her death.

Sarah loved music, creative writing, and various crafts. She loved the outdoors, her flowers, socializing with friends, and her beloved pets during her years in Florida. Bud, Einstein, and Willie held special places in her heart for their loyal companionship.

Sarah also enjoyed travel, especially a trip made with her daughter and son-in-law to New Zealand and Autstraila and several Road Scholar trips with her sister. Alaska was always special to her though. She loved to reminisce about her adventures in Alaska, especially her fishing adventures on Kenai River. She had many dear friends there that she kept in contact with over the years and that she missed dearly, especially Collie Johansen of Anchorage, AK. Sara attended the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses where she also left behind many dear friends. Their calls and visits were much appreciated during her time of illness.

Survivors include one daughter, Harmony Rathbun and her husband Chris, one grandson, Christopher Jared Rathbun of Bonifay, sister Betsy Reitbauer of Ann Arbor, MI, nephew Larry Reitbauer of Brigham, UT, niece, Susan Dice of Tecumseh, MI, and one great niece, Allison also of Tecumseh, MI.

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online www.williamsfhs.com. 

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, 12 April 2019 19:02

Elton M. Register

Elton M. Register age 89 of Graceville, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Dothan, AL. Mr. Register was born on October 30, 1929 to the late Curtis and Louise Ivey Register.  He was a native of Graceville and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Register and was retired from Department of Transportation after many years of service as a Civil Engineer, and was a member of Galilee Methodist Church.

Mr. Register was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ted Register, and Joe Register, his granddaughter Trish Watson.

He is survived by his loving wife Jeanette Register of Graceville, FL, daughters Rebecca Shelley of Graceville, FL, Jeannie Paul of Molino, FL, Susan Lane of Graceville, FL, and Janet Register of Cottondale, two sisters Millie Boggess of Greenville, KY, and Peggy Ming of Dothan, AL, twelve grandchildren, and eleven grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Register will be held at 10:00 AM, on Monday, April 15, 2019 in the Williams Funeral Home chapel with Pat Williams and Rev. Don Durham officiating. Interment will follow in the Galilee United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Serving as Mr. Register’s pallbearers are J. Ryan Rennspies, Martin “Bubba” Lane, Clint Williams, Ken Shelley, Steven Shelley, Eli Shelley, Tiszon Sketo, and Madison Sketo.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online www.williamsfhs.com. 

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Monday, 25 March 2019 13:56

Liam Dawson Carnley

Infant Liam Dawson Carnley 19 days old, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Panama City.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother Kathlin Marie Carnley, his father Tyler Coatney of Bonifay, brothers Weston Mayo of Bonifay, Karter Mayo of Bonifay, maternal grandparents Sara Merring of Bonifay, step grandfather Michael Rohrscheib, of Bonifay, great grandmother Grace Bey of Bonifay, and her Aunt MacKennize Carley of Bonifay.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Tammy and Billy Ray Coatney.

Graveside services for Infant Liam will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Bonifay City Cemetery with Brother David Carnley officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online www.williamsfhs.com. 

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Monday, 18 March 2019 12:58

Sara Maxine Edge

Sara Maxine Edge of Fountain, Fl passed awy on Thursday, March 15, 2019 in Chipley. She was born on October 9, 1945 in Punxsutawney, PA to the late John and Helen Yoder Hollis. Sara was a retired nurse, and had lived in the panhandle since 1979. She was of the Methodist faith.

Sara is survived by two sons Vincent Edge of Fountain, FL, and Alex Edge of Sumter County, FL, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Memorialization will be cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home.

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