Daisy Byrd, 88
Daisy Byrd of Wiregrass Nursing Home died Nov. 20 at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva, Ala.
She was born July 16, 1914, in Holmes County to the late Oscar and Callie (McDonald) Helms. The First Assembly of God Church in Geneva was her home church which she attended for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward Frank Byrd; two sisters, Dovie Weeks and Voncile Thomas; and two brothers, Carter Helms and Carson Helms.
Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Durant and Trilby Helms of Geneva, Ala., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Mt. Olive Assembly of God Church in Holmes County with Rev. Thomas Ealum officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, Ala., directing.
Lawrence A. Finch, 80
Lawrence A. “Barney” Finch of Homerville, Ga., died Jan. 10 at his residence.
A native of Bonifay, he had moved to Homerville in 1953 to work in the timber industry. He attended the New Vision Church of God where he had been a member of the adult Sunday school class. He had not missed a Sunday school lesson for the past 27 years. He was the son of the late John Finch and Elizabeth Chesnut Finch.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Clarence Finch, Jake Finch, Calvin Finch, Lowell Finch, Bert Finch and Nolan Finch; and a son, John Leslie Finch.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Juanita Jernigan Finch of Homerville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie Nell and Felton Roundtree of Homerville, Belinda and Leslie Bateson of Homerville, Barbara and George W. Thibideau of Lawtey, and Betty Jo Griffis of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four sons and daughters-in-law, Barney L. and Joy Finch of Homeville, Bobby Gene and Rudine Finch of Homerville, Billy and Kathy Finch of Homerville, and Benny and Beth Finch of Lakeland; one sister, Annie Lois Long of Edgewater; two brothers, Lincoln Finch of Chipley and Les Finch of Tallahassee; 31 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services were held Jan. 13 from the New Vision Church of God with Maitland Smith, Revs. David Vanoy, Keith Chauncey and Bob Holland officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Forest Cemetery in Homerville.
Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville was in charge of arrangements.
William B. Usery, 79
William B. Usery of Chipley died Jan. 20.
He was a lifelong resident of Chipley. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ibra Usery of Chipley; one son, Edwin McKinley Usery of Chipley; one daughter, Linda Burke and husband, Richard, of Chipley; three sisters, Juanita Crews of Palatka, Bessie McKechnie of Panama City, and Marilyn Milton of Chipley; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at Shiloh Baptist with Revs. Dallas Pettis and Sean Caraway officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Alma Goodwin, 82
Alma Goodwin of Sneads died Jan. 21 in Sneads.
She was lifetime resident of Jackson County and was a lifetime member of the Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Colan Goodwin; one daughter, Lovida Ellis of Sneads; three sons, Charles Goodwin and wife, Libby, of Quincy, Doug Goodwin and wife, Clara, of Sneads, Gerald Goodwin of Rock Bluff; two sisters, Elizabeth Peacock of Marianna, Darthy Lewis of Grand Ridge; one brother, Quillon (Jiggs) Yon of Jacksonville; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Richard Kuechler, 70
Richard Kuechler of Vernon died Jan. 20 in Chipley.
He had been a resident of Vernon for the past four years, moving from Traverse City, Michigan. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Kuechler of Vernon; one daughter, Amanda Best of Traverse City; one son-in-law, Austin Best of New Home, Georgia; one brother, Jack Kuechler and wife, Karen, of Safety Harbor; one sister, Jeanne Lombardi and husband, Phillip, of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Joseph Kuechler and Gage Best of Traverse City.
Memorialization was by cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of arrangements.
Daisy A. Burns, 100
Daisy A. Burns of Dothan, Ala., died Jan. 19 at Westside Terrace in Dothan following an extended illness.
She was born in Geneva County, Ala., on Feb. 14, 1902, to the late Thomas and Alice White Armstrong, residing in Dothan for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan.
Survivors include her son, James H. Pope and wife, Eloise, of Smiths, Ala.; one grandchild, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Jan. 22 at Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Woodrow Farrington officiating and James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.
Johnnie R. Isaac, 86
Johnnie Ruth Jenkins Isaac of Graceville died Jan. 20 at Campbellton-Graceville Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born in Geneva County, Ala., on Sept. 17, 1916, to the late Brady and Mary Dovie Baxley Sewell. She was a retired deli worker with Graceville IGA and a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Jenkins and granddaughter, Susan Smith Herring.
Survivors include her son, Bobby Glenn Jenkins and wife, Sarah, of Slocomb, Ala.; two daughters, Janice Smith Woodward and husband, Woody, of Bonifay, Maxine Booth of Milledgeville, Ga.; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Revs. Steve Sanders and Moody Faulk officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.