Coy L. Hinson
Coy Lee Hinson, 96, of Bonifay died Oct. 11 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. He was born June 14, 1911, in Faydette, Ala., to George and Mattie Creel Hinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gladys Hinson, and children.
Survivors include his wife, Melvina Pinkston Hinson of Bonifay; two stepdaughters, Sherry Richard of Panama City and Sharon Gendason of Baltimore, Md.; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 14 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jason Campbell officiating.
Burial was in Live Oak Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing.
Charlotte Bowman Martin, 88, of Calera, Ala., died Oct. 12. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Harry P. Martin.
Survivors include two sons, Philip Martin and John Martin and wife, Mary; a daughter, Ann Martin Lynn and husband, David; two brothers, Al Bowman and Everette Bowman; three grandchildren and their spouses.
Services were held Oct. 14 in the funeral home chapel.
Burial was Oct. 15 at Poplar Head Cemetery in Bonifay. Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home of Columbiana directed in Alabama and Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directed at the graveside.
Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church, Calera, AL or a charity of choice.
Annette Marie McBride Facion, 65, of Cottonwood, Ala., died Oct. 14 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. She was born Aug. 5, 1942, to the late Joe Nathan and Dozie Lee Holloway.
She was converted at an early age and joined Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She loved fishing and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy McBride, and a granddaughter.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny B. Gacion, and a daughter, Gail Dixon, both of Cottonwood; two sons, Tony McBride of Detroit, Mich., and Timothy McBride of Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Annie Mae Harrison and Fannie Merle Jones, both of Rochester, N.Y.; one aunt, 16 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, two special nieces, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.
Funeral was held Oct. 29 at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Cottonwood with the Rev. Walter White Jr. officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton directing.
Lagusta “Gus” Virginia Carlton, 82, of Tallahassee died Oct. 15 in Tallahassee. He was born March 22, 1925.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Earl Carlton of Tallahassee; three brothers, Pebble Carlton of Pensacola, Eugene Carlton of Panama City and James Carlton of Tallahassee; and a sister, Mildred Woody of Baltimore, Md.
Graveside services were held Oct. 19 at Lovewood Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Griffin officiating and Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Loretta Mae Baker
Loretta Mae Baker, 75, of Chipley, died Thursday, Oct. 18, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Penn., to John and Catherine (Melder) Stierheim. She had resided in Chipley since 1987 moving from Miami. She was of the Catholic Faith and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Alan Baker.
Survivors include her husband, Clement Baker of Chipley; two daughters, Linda Savits and husband Richard, of Miami and Lana L. Cargile and husband Thomas, Chipley and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Oct. 22, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with the Father Sean Knox officiating.
Interment followed in the Calvary Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
Donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446.
Frederick G. Gilbert
Frederick Gerald Gilbert, 31, of Graceville died October 20. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mazell Johnson Gilbert and a brother Lury T. Gilbert.
Survivors include his fiancee, Coreatha Walker of Graceville; two sons, Chris and Caleb, and a daughter, Caylee, all of Graceville; his father, Lury J. Gilbert of Malone; stepmother, Zane Gilbert of Campbellton; two brothers, Quintin Beechum and wife Vivian and Dexter Gilbert all of Campbellton; three sisters, Amanda Trueblood of Denver, Colo., Angela Parks and Kristy Gilbert, both of Campbellton and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Oct. 20 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Sandra Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Springfield A.M.E. Church Cemetery with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton directing.
Richard R. Arnold, Jr.
Richard “Rick” Ray Arnold, Jr., 60, of Wheelwright, Ky., died Oct. 17 in Kentucky. He was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Marion County, Ky. to Richard Ray Sr. and Betty (Krone) Arnold. He lived in Panama City for 10 years prior to returning to Kentucky in July of 2005. While serving in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War he served on the USS Forrestal. Arnold held the commission of Colonel on the staff of the Governor of Kentucky in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Inc. He was an expert wood craftsman, and loved to fish.
Survivors include his wife, Joycey Pelfrey Arnold, of Wheelwright; a son, Jeff Arnold and a daughter, Penny Cooper, both of Canden, N. C. and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Oct. 21, at the funeral home’s Brickyard Road Chapel in Chipley with the Rev. Gary Wiggins officiating. Interment followed in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon with Brown Funeral Home directing.
Herrell Robbins, 71, of Graceville died June 19 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Covington County, Ala., son of the late Grady and Ruby Anderson Robbins.
Robbins served his country during the Vietnam Era as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army Green Berets.
He earned a Bronze Medal for Heroism for “exceptionally valorous actions” while at Special Forces Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, a Purple Heart for wounds received in action, and several other awards.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Harmony Baptist Mission Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Dale “Tony” Robbins, a brother, Ferrell Robbins, and a sister, Jeania Corbitt.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Marie Mehle of Havana and Yulondia Michelle Shannon of Chatahoochee; one stepdaughter, Terri Cook of Greenwood; two brothers, Royice Robbins of Daytona Beach and Robert Robbins of Winston Salem, N.C.; two grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral was held June 22 at Harmony Baptist Mission Church with the Revs. Raymond O’Quinn and Chris Bishop officiating.
Burial, with full military honors presented by the U.S. Army Green Berets, followed in Damascus Cemetery. James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to Harmony Baptist Mission Church, P.O. Box 233, Graceville. FL 32440.