Martha Matilda Taunton was born on April 20, 1923 and passed on December 3, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Taunton; her brother, Charles "Buddy" Simmons; her sister, Maggie Lee Klinger; her granddaughter, Kayte Hollingsworth; and her great-grandson, James David "JD" Gooden. She is survived by her three children, Jeanette (Terry) Land, Kathy (David) Williams, and Robert (Cecilia) Taunton; her six grandchildren, Tracy (Tracey) Land, Darrel (Tonya) Land, Cliff Williams, Emily (Jon Gooden) Williams, Jacob (Caroline ) Taunton, and Joseph Taunton. She is also survived 12 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren, and her little dog, Molly. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice ( David Conn and Kimberly Crum with Bevis Funeral Home of Crawfordville are assisting the family with arrangements (850-926-3333,

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