1936 - 2014
and Relations

MULBERRY - Mrs. Donna Faye Bodiford passed away on October 7, 2014, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Otis Jackson Bodiford, Jr., three children (Becky Lynn Speed, Otis Jackson 'Jack' Bodiford, III, and Cheryl Bodiford McNeil), her six grandchildren (Misty Renee Norton, Amanda Nichole Jay, Otis Jackson Bodiford, IV, Deidre Ann Bodiford, Daniel Jackson McNeil, and Wilson Holland McNeil), and two great grandchildren (Thomas Logan Tehan and Ashtyn Vaughn Jay-Blanset). Donna Faye was born January 3, 1936, to Eldenese and Jack Keith Lingerfelt in Bradley Junction, Florida. >She was preceded in death by her youngest sibling, Cynthia Sue McCoin. Her other siblings are Jacqueline Cochran, James Brock Lingerfelt, Holland Keith Lingerfelt, Ronnie Albert Lingerfelt, and Terry Lee Lingerfelt.  Mrs. Bodiford graduated from Mulberry High School in 1954 and went on to Lindsey Hopkins Business School in Miami, Florida.( She worked as a secretary at an insurance company and a teacher's aide. She also served as a library clerk for the Dade County Public Schools.) Two of her favorite volunteer activities were teaching Sunday school and being a Den mother for the Cub Scouts. After her wedding on October 16, 1955, at the Bible Baptist Church in Miami, Florida, she enjoyed 59 wonderful years of marriage to Otis Jackson Bodiford, Jr.  A longtime resident of Slidell, Louisiana, Mrs. Bodiford was a member of the Grace Memorial Baptist Church there. Accepting Christ as her savior October 23, 1955, she was baptized that night. She said she felt like a new person when emerging from the Baptismal waters. She always enjoyed genealogy and loved family get togethers, especially Thanksgiving. 'Grandma' to her grandchildren, she was devoted to family, anticipating needs and warmly supporting her extended family, including her children's spouses and in-laws. Quiet and unassuming, Donna nevertheless embodied a strength of character and encouraged others to live according to the highest ideals. A wonderful role model as a parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent, she will be sorely missed by all in her family. There will be a church service on Monday, October 13th, 2014, at Seigler Funeral Home (863-425-1131), 1300 East Canal Street, Mulberry, Florida. Visitation will take place for one hour before the church service. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Mount Olive Primitive Cemetery. – Ledger, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
> CYNTHIA "SUE" McCOIN – 71 –Waitress, Holiday Inn
MULBERRY - Cynthia "Sue" McCoin died July 17, 2010 of cancer at Lakeland Regional Medical Center with her family at her side. Sue was born in Bradley, FL to Jack and Eldenese Lingerfelt and was a life long resident of Mulberry. For many years she worked as a waitress at the Holiday Inn in South Lakeland. >Sue was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rodney; sons, David McCoin, and Lee McCoin; daughter, Cindy McCoin> She is survived by her daughter Yvonne Spooner (Mike), grandsons Joshua Thornton (Roxie), Phillip O'Cain; great grandchildren, Cali Thornton, and Daymian O'Cain; siblings, Donna Bodiford (Otis), Jacqueline "Tudy" Cochran (George), Jimmy Lingerfelt (Cecelia), Holland Lingerfelt (Elaine), Ronnie Lingerfelt, and Terry Lingerfelt. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Church of God, 515 Main Street, Bradley. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 2 pm at the church with a graveside services immediately following at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pierce. - Ledger, July 19, 2010 – sister of Donna Bodiford
> RODNEY McCOIN – 69 - Jockey
MULBERRY -- Mr. Rodney McCoin of Mulberry died of heart failure Sunday (Aug. 20, 2006) at Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes. He was born in Tennessee on June 21, 1937, he moved to Mulberry from Hollywood one year ago. He was a jockey and worked at the horse and dog tracks in Hollywood. He was an Air Force veteran. >Mr. McCoin is survived by his wife, Sue McCoin; daughters, Cindy McCoin, Mulberry, Yvonne Spooner, Bradley; brothers, Joe McCoin, Ocala, Delano McCoin, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Margie McCoin, Hamlin, N.Y.; two grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday at Bradley Church of God. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary in care of the Bradley Church of God, Second and Main Street, Bradley, FL 33835, or the Diabetes Foundation. Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. – Ledger, Aug. 24, 2006
PLANT CITY - Cynthia McCoin, died of comp. of diabetes mellitus June 15, 2008. Survived by son, mother, sister, grandson. Service @ 3 pm Fri. Bradley Church of God. – Ledger, June 18, 2008
> RODNEY LEE McCOIN – 46 - Sandblaster and Painter  
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Mr. Rodney "Lee" McCoin of Hollywood, Fla., who has family in Mulberry, died of a heart attack Tuesday (April 6, 2004) at home. He was born in Hollywood, Fl. on Dec. 28, 1957. He was a sandblaster and painter.>Mr.
Rodney Lee is survived by his father, Rodney McCoin, Hollywood; mother, Sue McCoin, Mulberry; sisters, Cindy Borders, Mulberry; sister, Yvonne Spooner, Bradley. Graveside services will be at 2 this afternoon at Mount Olive Cemetery in Pierce. Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home   . – Ledger, April 10, 2004

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