Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2014


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 today, 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.


Ronald Wayne Coburn, 62, of Wing, passed away Mon., Feb. 10, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Thurs., Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at Bradley Assembly of God. The Rev. Durwood will officiate. Burial will follow in Old Bradley Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. Family will receive friends today, Wed., Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bradley Assembly of God.

Coburn is survived by his wife, Carolyn Coburn of Wing; sons, Ronald Wayne Coburn II (Heather Douglas) of Wing, Henry Coburn (Dawanna Coburn, special daughter-in-law) of McKenzie; daughters, Tammy (Eric) Bass of Wing, Sara (Tim) Holt of McKenzie; brother, Bobby Coburn of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters, Evelyn Eddins, Melba Bates, Betty Kendrick, Jeannett Coleson and Cynthia Clemmons; grandchildren, Whitney Bass, Katie Bass, Ashley Bass, Harley Douglas, Lukas Coburn and Ronald Coburn III; step-grandchildren, Madison Douglas and Mallory Douglas.

Pallbearers will be Robert Douglas, John Bradley, Bobby Bradley, Kenneth Douglas, Fletcher Spicer and Mitchell Douglas.

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Joseph Harmon Riley, 87, of Andalusia, died Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements were held Tues., Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Gantt with the Rev. Wayne Sharpe and the Rev. Red Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Able Cemetery with Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

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

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

Pallbearers were 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.


Kenneth Morgan Stone, 47, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Fri., Feb. 7, 2014.

Graveside services will be today, Wed., Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Faith Chapel Funeral of Cantonment, Fla., and Foreman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived locally by his father, Marcus Gene Stone of the Pleasant Home community; sons, Ken Morgan (Keka) Stone and Daniel (Samantha) Stone; his grandchildren, Gabriel, Skyler, Baylen, Kalysta, Chevelle and Daniel II; his brothers and sister, Mark (Lynn) Stone, Roy Stone, Morris Stone and Susie Stone.

Pallbearers will be Robert Arbegast, Buster Stone, Brett Stone, Lil Roy Stone, Johnny Whitaker and Bryan Cooper.

Honorary Pallbearers will be John Whitaker, Billy Cooper, Danny Dewesse and Arthur Sims.

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