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Cooper Funeral Home

Cooper Funeral Home

Cheryl De’Neen McArthur

Minister Cheryl De’Neen McArthur of Lithonia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the Dekalb Medical Center of Decatur, Georgia.  She was 45 years old. 

Cheryl was born on June 20, 1972 to Eddie Kirkland and Eula Clark in Syracuse, New York.  She was of the Christian Faith and was a member of the Big Miller Grove Baptist Church of Lithonia, Georgia.  

She leaves to cherish her memories her mother: Eula B. Clark of Bonifay, Florida; her father: Rev. Eddie Kirkland (Beulah) of Syracuse, New York; one brother: Adrian Kirkland (Felecia) of Syracuse, New York; two sisters: Nicole Kirkland and Rozie Kirkland; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins – all of Syracuse, New York; and a close bond of dedicated friends and her church family members.  Her oldest brother, Joshua Kirkland, sadly predeceased her. 

A Celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, January 20, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Bonifay, FL, with Pastor, Rev. Cleve Wedderburn, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Bonifay City Cemetery of Bonifay, Florida with the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr. prior to services on Saturday. 

Elma Lois Haynes

Elma Lois Haynes of Madison, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Madison, Florida.  She was 79 years old. 

Elma was born on January 31, 1938 to the late Toy and Annie Ball in Chipley, Florida. Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and continued in her faith until her demise.  She was educated in the public-school systems of Washington County, FL anOne of the memorable moments of her life was when she met and became united in Holy Matrimony to Raymond Haynes.  To this union five beautiful children were born and raised in a God-fearing home.  Later in her life she became employed with the Sunnyland Hospital and after that part of her journey was completed she later became a house wife, raising and nurturing her children and grandchildren.

Elma was welcomed into heaven by her parents; her husband; and her daughter, Viola James. Those left to forever cherish her memories are three daughters: Brondis (Larry) Hall of Madison, Florida, Joyce (Pastor Charles) Jones of Geneva, Florida, and Belinda McMillan of Daytona Beach, Florida; one son: Robert Earl Williams of Madison, Florida; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren; son-in-law: John James; sister: Vidella (Bishop Johnny) Ligon; aunt: Margie Brown; sisters-in-law: Bernice (Thomas) Williams, and Louise Humphrey; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

A Celebration of Elma’s Life will be held 3 PM CST, Saturday, January 20, 2018 from the sanctuary of the St. Joseph A.M.E. Church of Chipley, Florida with Pastor, Rev. Linda Ellis, Pastor Charles Jones, Rev. Larry Brown, and Elder Frank Southerland, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr. prior to services.

Hilery Jefferson “H.J.” Broxton

Deacon Hilery Jefferson “H.J.” Broxton of Caryville, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.  He was 85 years old. 

Hilery was born on July 13, 1932 to the late Curtis and Addie Broxton in Caryville, Florida.  He was a member of St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church serving as a Deacon.  

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife: Eula Broxton of Caryville, Florida; children: Steven, Stacy, Tammy and Nathan (Marsha); three grandchildren: Lacy, Raqayya, and Jessica;  brother: William (Mary) James; four sisters: Icelean, Arnetta, Dorothy and Ella Mae (Earnest); along with many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of H.J.’s life will be held 11 A.M CST, Saturday, January 6, 2018 from the sanctuary of the St. Mary A.M.E Church of Caryville, Florida with Rev. Dr. Rufus Woods, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to service at the church. 

Flora Mae Douglas

Mrs. Flora Mae Douglas of Ebro, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was 63 years old.

Flora was born on February 5, 1954 to the late Robert James and Corine Potter Peterson in Vernon, Florida.  She was affiliated with True Holiness Church of Ebro, Florida. 

She leaves to cherish her memories her beloved husband: Melvin Douglas, Sr. of Ebro, Florida; two children: Dawana Douglas of Ebro, Florida and Reginald Peterson of Peoria, Illinois; five sisters: Mary (Henry) Smith, Betty (Willie, Jr.) Brown, Helen (Carl) Hogans, all of Vernon, Florida, Sallie Mae (Henry) Campbell of San Antonio, Texas, and Pastor Priscilla (Bishop Randy) Williams of Panama City, Florida; three brothers: Rev. Richard (Gloria) Peterson, Rev. Joseph (Winnie) Peterson, both of Vernon, Florida, and Amos (Emma) Peterson of Cottondale, Florida;  mother-in-law: Johnell Andrews of Ebro, Florida; 8 sisters-in-law and 5 brothers-in-law; along with a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.  

A Celebration of Flora’s Life will be held 2 PM CST, Friday, January 5, 2018 from the sanctuary of the McQueen’s Temple First Born Church of Vernon, Florida with pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown and Rev. Willie Brown, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon, Florida with the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services. 

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