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Obituaries

  • Suber, Iris

    Iris Isabel Suber of Pensacola died April 13, 2009.

    A native of Gadsden County, she taught in the Escambia County School District for 30 years. She was an active member of Pensacola Trinity Presbyterian Church, Escambia Retired Educators Association and the Pensacola Chapter of the DAR.

    Suber was preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Isabelle Humphrey Suber, lifetime residents of Gadsden County.

  • BenYedder, Elly

    Elly “Maria” BenYedder, born May 12, 1956, died April 9, 2009. No funeral service is planned.

    She is survived by her husband of 11 years, David Kenon.

    A native of Germany, she had lived in Quincy for the past 10 years. She was a member of Fellowship Independent Baptist Church.

    Other survivors include her sons, Michael Schmidt of Germany and Samir BenYedder of Quincy; mother, Anna Maria Schmidt of Germany; as well as her sisters and brother and grandchildren.

  • Bowen, Arthur

    Arthur Lee Bowen, 66 of Gretna, died April 8, 2009 in Tulsa, Okla. He was a member of Pine Bloom MB Church in Greensboro. The service was held April 14 at Mt. Moriah MB Church in Quincy. He was interred with military honors in the St. Paul Cemetery in Gretna.

  • Lingo, Zackary

    Zackary Marshall Davis Lingo, 10, died April 15, 2009 near Chattahoochee in an automobile accident.

    A memorial service was held April 20 at Freedom Church First Assembly of God in Tallahassee.

  • Jackson, James

    James “Jack” Jackson, 86, of Chattahoochee, died March 9, 2009 at home.

    Born July 10, 1922 in Chattahoochee, he was the son of the late Maggie McMillan and Robert Jackson. He attended public school in Gadsden County and married Lillie Mae Bowden, and together they had children and grandchildren. He was a resident of Pompano Beach before moving to Roselle, N.J., where he retired from the Union County Sanitation Department. Later in life, he married Bernice Johnson and was a father and grandfather to her children.

  • Berkins, T.D.

    T.D. Berkins, 96, of Quincy, died April 17, 2009 at Riverchase Care Center in Quincy.

    Born Jan. 9, 1913 in Greensboro ot the late Josephine Madry and Lee Berkins, he attended public school in Gadsden County, and was a railroad worker until retirement. He was married to Daosy Jakes for over 25 years, and they were blessed with five children. He was a resident of Cocoa for 40 years, and returned to Gadsden County 10 years ago. He was a member of Pine Bloom MB Church, where funeral services will be held April 25 at 11 a.m., with burial in the community cemetery in Greensoboro.

  • Morris, Jamel

    Jamel Lamar Morris, 34, of Indianapolis, Ind., died April 1, 2009 in Indianapolis.

    Burial was April 11 at Second Elizabeth Cemetery.

    Survivors include his wife, Brenda Morris of Indianapolis; sons, Cameron and Caleb Morris of Indianapolis; parents, Henry and Cynthia Morris Brown of Quincy; sisters, Chelsia Williams, Yolanda Morris, Tyesha Bradwell (Tony), Nykera Brown, Denise Brown and Crystal Brown, all of Quincy; brothers, Dexter Morris, John Morris Lesly) Donnell Brown, Dontay Brown, Dantavis Brown and Lanzio Brown, all of Quincy.

  • Taswell, Rosetta

    Rosetta Taswell, 96, of Quincy, died April 1, 2009 in Tallahassee.

    Services were held April 11 at St. John AME Church, with burial at St. Paul PB Church in Fowlstown, Ga.

    Survivors include her daughters, Jeanette Taswell Francis of Quincy and Blanche Mize of Humble, Texas; son, Artis Taswell of Pinole, Calif.; grandson, Kyl Francis of Quincy; granddaughter, Barbara Mills of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nieces, Lucile McKay of Quincy and Rosetta Wright of Philadelphia, Penn.; and a host of other relatives.

  • Conner, Ja'Miyah

    Ja’Miyah Zykerria Conner, 8 months, of Quincy, died April 5, 2009 in Tallahassee.

    A graveside service was held April 11 in the Hanna Town Cemetery in Hanna, Ga.

    Born July 8, 2008 in Tallahassee, she was the daughter of Shalonda L. Marshall and Demarius A. Conner.

  • Kenon Sr., Lewis

    Lewis Kenon Sr., 62, of Quincy, died April 4, 2009 in Quincy.

    He was a member of New Abundant Outeach Christian Center. Services were held April 18 at St. Joseph MB Church in the Friendship Community with burial following in Mt. Calvary Church Cemetery in the Robertsville Community.