Earl D. Koonce – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Mr. Earl D. Koonce, 86, a native of Lauderdale County, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness. He was a charter member and deacon of Central Heights Baptist Church, and a US Navy veteran. He was a graduate of Central High School and the Florence State College now the University of North Alabama. He was employed by Lauderdale County as a Science and drivers education instructor. He was retired from Ford Motor Company.

Visitation will be Monday, August 20, 2012 from 10 – 12 noon at Greenview Funeral Home with the funeral service beginning at 12 noon in Greenview Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Roger Houston and the Rev. Jim Warren. Burial will follow in Greenview Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers will be Robert Koonce, Douglas Koonce, Ray Wylie, David Koonce, Charles Koonce, Doug Baskins, Leo Kilburn, and Danny Coburn.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Central Heights Baptist Church.
Mr. Koonce was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer L. and Madgie J. Koonce; brothers, Estes, Ellis, Cecil, and Courtland Koonce; sisters, Marie Belew, and Mattie Lee Reaves.
He is survived by his wife, Maragem Foshee Koonce; daughter, Jennifer Ellen Koonce; sister-in-law, Pauline Koonce; nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the employees and staff of Eldercare, Hospice of the Shoals, Dr. Timothy Ashley and Dr. Webb. Also, their Central Heights Baptist Church family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Heights Baptist Church Organ Fund, 10090 County Road 15, Florence, AL 35633.
An online guest book may be viewed and signed at greenviewmemorial.com.
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LaVerne Hipps Davis August 19, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Dear Mrs. Foshee Koonce,
Just wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you today. As I read the obituary of your husband, my thoughts went back to the business department at CHS and what an outstanding teacher you were. I have been thankful so many time for the training I received from you! My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow; I know how it is to lose a dear husband and best friend. Sincerely, LaVerne Hipps Davis

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