Vera Vernell (Bush) Peterson (1918 - 2013)

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Vera Vernell Bush Peterson, age 94 of Chipley, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Mrs. Vera was born Jan. 27, 1918 in Southport to the late Curtis Cohen and Margaret Jane (Taylor) Pennington. She had been a resident of Washington County most of her life and was a homemaker. Mrs. Vera was one of the original founders and charter member of the Grace Assembly at Chipley. Her life centered around her family and her church.
In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Thomas Ell Bush and her husband of 5 years, Lloyd H. Peterson; one son, Jimmy Doyle Bush; three brothers, Wilmer Pennington, James Thelmer Pennington and Curtis C. Pennington; one sister, Waltzy Kimmons and a half sister, Lula Pennington.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Alton Bush and wife Phyllis of Chipley, and Curtis Marcus Bush of Pinckard, Ala.; two daughters, Mary Helen Clifford of Pensacola, and Betty Faye Parker and husband Larry of Chipley; daughter-in-law, Annie Jo Bush (wife of Jimmy Bush); 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at 3 p.m., in the Grace Assembly at Chipley Church with the Rev. Dallas Pettis officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to services. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 23, 2013