Obituaries for Tues., Feb. 11, 2014

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Ronald Wayne Coburn of Wing, passed away Mon., Feb. 10, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Keahey Funeral Home.



Janie P. Perdue, 66, of Pensacola Fla., passed away on Fri., Feb. 7, 2014.


Janie was a very loving, caring, kind hearted person that would give you the shirt off her back, or her last dollar. She loved her big family and all of her friends. She never knew a stranger, nor did she know any enemies. She loved her church and all the people there.

She loved to sew and make quilts for her grandbabies, and she loved her cartoons (Woody Woodpecker and Family Guy were her favorites).

She was a 17-year survivor of breast cancer and many health problems. She was an awesome homemaker.

Perdue is survived by her children, Daniel (Carrie) Cooper, Serena (Scott) Sidner and Clinton (Katie) Perdue, and Cuddles her dog; grandchildren, Daniel D. Cooper Jr., Patrick W. Perdue, Amber N. Aceto, Matthew Perdue, Brendon Bell, Dylan Perdue, Austin Perdue, Alex Perdue, Dalton Perdue, Clinton Perdue Jr., Mya Wilson and Melissa Wilson; siblings, Shannon (Jeanette) Hutcheson, George (Patricia) Jackson, Jimmy (Stacy) Jackson, Glenda Johns, Vickie Jones and Dana (Michael) Moore; five cousins; and 13 nieces and nephews.

Trahan Family Funeral Home, 419 Yoakum Court in Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held Wed., Feb. 12, at the funeral home from noon until funeral services begin at 1 p.m.

Burial will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.

Perdue’s motto was, “Everything happens for a reason.” God found his reason and made a new angel to watch over her family and friends. She will never hurt or suffer again; however, she now can fly with her wings wide open in this great open sky. Every time it rains, it will be her kisses. Every time the wind blows, it will be her flapping her wings. Though this is a very sad moment for everyone, because we can’t see her or touch her, it’s also a very beautiful one, for now we all have the most wonderful guardian angel over us all. She gave us life; she showed us all what true love is. She showed us how to live life and taught us well, and for that I thank her. For some, if it wasn’t for her, they wouldn’t be here today. We love you Mom, sister, aunt, grandma/nana, and friend. You will be missed.



Joseph Harmon Riley, 87, died Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, in a local hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be held today, Tues., Feb. 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Gantt with the Rev. Wayne Sharpe and the Rev. Red Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Able Cemetery with Foreman Brown Funeral Home directing.

Riley was preceded in death by a son, Joseph H. Riley Jr.; and grandchildren, Joel Riley and Lynsey Riley.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Riley, of Gantt; a son, Lynn (Cynthia) Riley of Crestview, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Jane (Joe) Bowers of Harrison Ark.; a daughter-in-law, Dee Riley of Pensacola; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Shaw of Pensacola and Rebecca Bair of Greenville, S.C..

Pallbearers will be James Jones, Floyd Lee, Larry Roundtree, Larry Harold, Justin Riley, Nathan Bowers, Preston McCormack and Preston Sutter.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Gantt, or to Holt Rowland Foundation, 4850 Old Hobokin Rd., Blackshear, GA 31516.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Foreman’s and 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

Family and friends unable to attend the service may sign the guest registry online at



Pearl Owens Butler, 89, of Andalusia, died Thurs., Feb. 6, 2014, at Andalusia Manor.

Funeral services were held Sun., Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Cotter and Bro. Denny Couturie officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation was held, Sat., Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home.

Butler was survived by her daughter, Zondra (Roger) Jernigan of Andalusia; grandsons, Raustin (Amanda) Jernigan and Will Jernigan, both of Andalusia; great-grandchildren, Aly Jernigan, Dawson Jernigan, Brady Jernigan, Bryce Jernigan and Haley Ray; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Levie and Ruth Butler of Andalusia; and many special nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Butler; sisters, Flora Goodson, Florence Akins and Ruby Owens; and her parents, C.T. and Lillie Owens.

Pallbearers include Ricky Butler, Donald Butler, David Butler, Larry Daughtry, Kelly Campbell and Jeff Kilpatrick. Special music will be by Roger McLain and Kelly McCollough.

Family and friends unable to attend services may sign the guest registry online at