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Obert Funeral Home

Obert Funeral Home

David Wayne Lipford

David Wayne Lipford, age 77 of Cottondale, passed from this life on September 16, 2018 at his home.

David was born on November 9, 1940 in Jackson County, Florida to Jim and Mary Porter Lipford. A lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle, he owned and operated Gene Finch Auto Sales for 20 years and Country Side Truck Stop for over 5 years. He was a Certified Horticulturist, avid grass cutter, and a great chef. Most of all he will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his parents: Jim and Mary Porter Lipford; siblings: Preston Lipford, Pete Lipford, Sara Lipford Harris; daughter: Jill Lipford Stephenson.

He is survived by his loving children: Sandy Finch and husband Gene of Cottondale, Florida, David Wayne Lipford and wife Camille; three brother: Punch Lipford and wife Barbara of Bonifay, Florida, Norman Lipford of Crawfordville, Florida, Herman Lipford and wife June of Marianna, Florida; grandchildren: Shena Grantham and husband Terence of Tallahassee, Florida, Taylor Allen and husband Sam of Milton, Florida, Megan Stephenson of Pensacola, Florida, Morgan Allen and husband Bryce of Lynchburg, Virginia, Brennan Harrison and fiancé Katy Jo Helm of Chattahoochee, Florida; great grandchildren: August Allen, Emmett Grantham; numerous nieces and nephews; Rusty his companion.

Graveside funeral service will be held 2:30 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Lipford Cemetery in Marianna, Florida with Rev. Chris Franklin officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 4-6P.M. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Cottondale Assembly of God Church in Cottondale, Florida.

John “Rickey” Kent

John “Rickey” Kent, age 54 of Alford, passed from this life on September 13, 2018 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida.

Rickey was born on January 10, 1964 in Marianna, Florida to Curtis Kent Sr. and Lula (Walters) Kent. He was a member of White Pond Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents: Curtis and Lula Kent Sr.; sister: Mary Mitchell.

He is survived by his loving siblings: Charles Edward Kent (Joan) of Alford, Florida, Gerald Kent of Alford, Florida, Curtis Kent Jr. of Alford, Florida, Frankie Kent (Bootsie) of Cottondale, Florida, Judy Rich (Chuck) of Chapin, South Carolina, Gail Burnett (Bill) of Alford, Florida, Elizabeth Corbin of Chipley, Florida, Linda Register (Larry) of Columbia, South Carolina, Kathryn Justice (Paul) of Ashford, Alabama, Carolyn Chancellor (Short) of Chancellor, Alabama, Wanda Grick (Jim) of Alford, Florida; nieces and nephews: Megan Rich, Matt Burnett, Mandy Conneely, Jennifer Crenshaw, Jordan Burnett, Shane Kent, Clayton Kent, Kevin Kent, Tracy Zick, Chad Corbin, Justin Register, Janna Register Martin, Julie Kent, Lisa Barton, Jeannie Justice, Kim Mengshoel, Donnie Chancellor, Angie Rawden, Debbie McGee, James Mitchell, Donna Goff, Pam Fox, Shanda Turner; several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11A.M. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Cottondale Baptist Church in Cottondale, Florida with Dr. Don Chancellor and Rev. Mark Feges officiating. Interment will follow in Kent Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Rickey’s honor to the Special Olympics at nationalspecialolympics.give.specialolympics.org

Sarah Ann Donnahoo

 

Sarah Ann Donnahoo, age 79 of Cottondale, went home to be with the Lord on September 9, 2018 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida surrounded by her loving family.

Sarah was born on December 28, 1938 in Cowpens, South Carolina to Herbert and Gladys (Cash) Johnson. She had lived in the Florida Panhandle for the previous 6 years, since coming from Boiling Springs, South Carolina, where she worked as a C.N.A. for Interim Home Health. She was a member of Alford Baptist Church in Alford, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Herbert and Gladys Johnson; husband: Jerry Dean Donnahoo.

She is survived by her four daughters: Colonel (USAF, Retired) Debra Donnahoo and Myrt Crowe of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Karen Burnett and husband John of Cottondale, Florida, Michelle McAlhany and husband David of Greenville, South Carolina, Teri Basch and husband Doug of Chicago, Illinois; son: Jerry Donnahoo and wife Karen of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; two brothers: Jerry Johnson, Clyde Johnson; three sisters: Brenda Watkins, Emma Mabry, Margie Moore; eleven grandchildren: Caitlyn McAlhany, Avery McAlhany, Justin Donnahoo, Tara Pignato, Sara Evans, Casey Basch, Sydney Basch, Wendy Wheeler, Steven Ray, Jonathan Burnett, Tabatha Smith; ten great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in her honor 11A.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Alford Baptist Church in Alford, Florida with Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.

Paul B. Davis

Paul B. Davis, age 79 of Cottondale, went home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2018 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born on May 30, 1939 in Alford, Florida to Elton K. and Louie Ann Davis. He served his country in the United States Navy before returning to Florida from California in 1975. He will be remembered as an artist, avid fisherman,  musician, and also for his love of technology, especially computers. He attended Sapp Holiness Church in Cottondale, Florida where he served as a Deacon, and was a licensed Minister.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Elton and Louie Davis; two brothers: Leroy Davis and Willie Davis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Judy Davis of Cottondale, Florida; two sons: Sven Davis and wife Angel of Compass Lake, Florida, Kim Alton Davis and wife Lori of Chipley, Florida; one daughter: Marquita Harden and husband Mark of Pace, Florida; two sisters: Dorothy Tharp and husband Charlie of Cottondale, Florida, Faithe Harris and husband Paul of Marianna, Florida; grandchildren: Alan Suskey, Erik Suskey, Lauren Fox, Farrah Davis, Olivia Davis, Addison Paul Davis, Hunter Harden, Beau Harden, Liam Harden: great grandchildren: Joanie Fox, Sarah Fox, Reis Suskey, Kiley; numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held 10A.M. Monday, September 10, 2018 at Sapp Holiness Church in Cottondale, Florida with Rev. James Lewis and Rev. Robert Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Sapp Holiness Church Cemetery. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Sapp Holiness Church in Cottondale, Florida.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in his honor to the Sapp Holiness Church Digital Sign Fund.

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