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Lucile Whitty Cherry passes away

Lucile Whitty Cherry completed her life of service to her family, her profession and students, her community and her faith on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Lucile was born on May 11, 1922, to John Butler Whitty and Edith Allen Whitty. She was the eldest of six children born and raised on the homesteaded family farm in Lee, Fla.    She attended elementary school in Lee and graduated from Madison High School in May of 1939. Lucile received her BA in Education from Florida State College for Women in 1943. In…

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Donald “Don” Clyde Bowen

Donald “Don” Clyde Bowen, 92, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Valdosta, Ga. Donald was born July 23, 1927, in Lansing, Mich. to Clyde Bowen and Ophelia Bowen (Brown). He honorably served our country in the United States Army during World War II and Korea. Don was of the Baptist faith and worshipped in the great outdoors and among the fellowship of his friends. Don owned and operated Don Bowen Insurance in Madison, Fla. for 31 years. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in…

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Mother Ezell Lauria Moore

Mother Ezell Lauria Moore, 95, peacefully transitioned on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Funeral services are being held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Mt. Zion AME Church, in Madison, Fla. A viewing will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, with a wake from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at New Canaan M.B. Church, in Greenville, Fla. The loving matriarch of her family, Mother Moore was a devout christian, homemaker and a driver for Big Bend Transit. She served as church secretary and…

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John Penelton Agner, Jr.

John Penelton Agner, Jr., a.k.a. J.P., died suddenly at home on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. He was born June 21, 1996, to John Penelton, Sr. and Verdie Mae Fouraker Agner. Survivors include his sisters: Robbie Gail Stokely, Linda Mae Agner and Cherl Marie Agner; brother, Raymond “Tony” Agner; special niece, Rebecca “Becky” Hantson; uncles: Ichabod (Betty) Fourakres, Same (Jan) Agner, Walter P. Agner, Robert “Robbie” Agner; aunts: Dalceda Roberts, Bashie Copeland, Shellie Duran, Joyce (Lewis) Williams; and sister-in-law, Patty Fourakres. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Penelton,…

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