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Miscellaneous Calhoun County, Florida Obituaries


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JOHNNIE CLEMMONS SHOEMAKE
Mrs. Johnnie Clemmons Shoemake, 66, of Blountstown, Fla., passed away Monday, March 19, 2007, at her home. Mrs. Shoemake was born on May 18, 1940, in Calhoun County and had lived here most of her life. Johnnie was an art teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church in Blountstown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Thelma Clemmons, and a granddaughter, Cassie O’Bryan Dabney. Survivors include two sons, Tony Shoemake and his wife, Leann, of Blountstown, Tommy Shoemake of Bristol; one daughter, Tammy O’Bryan, and her husband, Ricky, of Bristol; four brothers, Don Clemmons and his wife, Margaret, of Asheville, NC, Joe Clemmons and his wife, Susan, of Tallahassee, Roy A. Clemmons and his wife, Gail, of Lebanon, Tenn, Melvin Owens and his wife, Opal, of Midland City, Ala.; two sisters, Jean Revell and her husband, Carroll, of Port St. Joe, Mary C. Warren Davis and her husband, Bob, of Panama City; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) from the First Baptist Church in Blountstown with Rev. David Odum officiating. Interment will follow in the Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 21, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, ph.

Helen Johnson
Mrs. Helen Johnson, 62, of Altha, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in Blountstown. Mrs. Johnson was a native and life long resident of Altha and was of the Pentecostal faith. She had worked in the dietary department at Marianna Convalescent Center for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Tipton and Darlene Terry, both of Altha; one sister, Mary Snellgrove of Marianna; four grandchildren, Lee Adkins, Krystal Robinson, Rodney Caruthers, and Melissa Terry; nine great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, from the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church near Altha with Reverend Chris Goodman officiating. Interment followed in the Sunny Hill Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com).

Frank A. MacFarland
Mr. Frank A. MacFarland, 89, of Bristol, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, in Blountstown. Mr. MacFarland was born in Madison, Maine, and had lived for many years in Liberty County. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Marines. He was retired as a civil engineer, was a member of the Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol, and was a 3rd degree Mason. Frank was preceded in death by his sisters, Laura Cote, Mildred Demko and Jeanette Tripp. Survivors include his wife, Mary MacFarland, of Bristol; two sons, Gary MacFarland of Maine and Carl MacFarland of Pennsylvania; a special grandson, Clint Hill; and a special granddaughter, Ashley Crowley. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM EST Saturday, June 9, from the Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol with Reverend Clyde Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Mystic Cemetery with full military honors and Masonic rites. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lake Mystic Baptist Church building fund or to the Florida Baptist Children's Home. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 643-5410 or online at www.adamsfh.com).

MEYERS L. RAKER
Mr. Meyers L. Raker, 78, of Blountstown, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at his home in Blountstown. Mr. Raker was born on June 2, 1927, in Tallahassee, Florida, and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Protestant faith. Meyers was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, and two sons, Randy (Bobo) Raker and Ronnie Raker. Survivors include two sons, Mankie Raker of Tallahassee, Fl., and Jerry Raker of Bristol; two daughters, Patricia Dalton and her husband, Eddie, of Blountstown, and Tammy Sanders and her husband, Algae, of Sopchoppy, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, (ph. 850-674-2266).

CHARLES BUNYUN (HOPPY) LEWIS
Mr. Charles Bunyun (Hoppy) Lewis, 47, of Blountstown, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, at his home. Charles was born on December 20, 1959, in Calhoun County and had lived here all of his life. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the protestant faith. Hoppy was preceded in death by his father, Seaborne Augusta Lewis, an infant sister, Little Lottie Lewis, two nephews, Robert (Scooter) Daryl Lewis and Jason Daryl Smith; one great niece, Destinee Taiylour Craig. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Lewis, of Blountstown; mother, Litmay Lewis, of Blountstown; one son, Justin Alexander Lewis, of Blountstown; one daughter, Sonya Mitchell Strickland and fiancee, James Tucker, Jr., of Clarksville; four brothers, Robert Lewis and wife, Louise, of Bristol, Carol Lewis and his wife, Darlene, of Blountstown, Gordon Lewis and his wife, Kerria, of Altha, Ricky Lewis and his wife, Terri Lou, of Telogia; two sisters, June Pitts and her husband, Allen, of Altha, Betty Ann Malone and her husband, James, of Altha; mother-in-law, Patsy Foreman and her husband, Leon, of Bristol; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Fisher and her husband, Fred, of Blountstown, Tami Stafford and her husband, Shawn, of Cochranton, Penn.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. (CDT) from the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with William Earl Sewell officiating. Contributions may be made to the Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette St., Marianna, Fla. 32446. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, (ph. 850-674-2266).

ARVEL LOUIS COPELAND, SR.
Mr. Arvel Louis Copeland Sr., 69, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2004, in Tallahassee. Mr. Copeland was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi and had lived in Bristol for the past 23 years. He was a member of the Lake Mystic Baptist Church and was a truck driver. Survivors include a son, Randy Copeland of Pontotoc, MS; four daughters, Heidi Langston of Hosford, Diana Williams of Baldwin, MS, Rhonda Lea of Pontotoc, MS, and Robin Kelley of Tupelo, MS; four brothers, Lee Copeland of North Carolina, Henry Copeland of Illinois, Bill Copeland of Pontotoc, MS, Larry Copeland of Mooreville, MS and Robert Copeland of Pontotoc, MS; one sister, Neda Copeland of Fulton, MS; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 1, from the Valley Grove Baptist Church with Reverend John Shackaford officiating. Interment followed in the Valley Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc. Adams Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the arrangements.

CHARLES HERMAN FORTNER
Charles Herman (Uncle Versie) Fortner, 78, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, May 31, at his home. Mr. Fortner was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, and two daughters. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Fortner of Blountstown; four daughters, Opal Brogdon (and husband Danny) of Wewahitchka, Kathy Fortner of Blountstown, Dora Mosley of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Darlene Parish of Miami Beach; a brother, Johnnie Fortner (and wife Ernestine) of Blakely, Georgia; four sisters, Ophelia Borders (and husband Haywood) of Wewahitchka, Pearl Weeks and Ronald Weeks of Blakely, Georgia, Jean Gortman of Wewahitchka, and Frances Alford of Zolfo Springs, Florida; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 13 nieces and nephews; and far too many friends to name. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM today, Thursday, June 3, from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. Interment will follow in the Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ARTHUR WAYNE MAULDIN
Arthur Wayne Mauldin of Atlanta, Georgia, and formerly of Blountstown, Fla., died Monday, May 24, 2004. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at the home of Nancy and Josh Mauldin, located at 20696 northeast CR 69-A, Blountstown, Fla. The Rev. Tom Stallworth, pastor will officiate. Wayne was born July 7, 1947 in Atlanta, Ga. and lived in and around the Atlanta area until June 1977 at which time he moved to Blountstown. Wayne served in the United States Army in the late 1960s during the Viet Nam War and was Honorably Discharged. Wayne worked with Calhoun-Liberty Abstract Office in Blountstown for several years with his former mother-in-law, Ruth Ray Howell. He also installed and refinished hardwood floors in several states during his life. Survivors include one son, Josh Mauldin and wife, Jennifer of Biloxi, Ms.; mother, Dorothy Mauldin of Winder, Ga.; three brothers: Alton and wife, Peggy Mauldin of Marietta, Ga., Frankie and wife, Chris Mauldin of Braselton, Ga., and Joe Mauldin and one sister-in-law, Mary Mauldin of Winder, Ga. Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Roy Mauldin and brother, George Mauldin, both of Winder, Ga. In Lieu of Flowers, please make any donations to the First Baptist Church of Blountstown, Fla.

RUTH VERNELL REVELL
Mrs. Ruth Vernell Revell, 94, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Blountstown. Mrs. Revell was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol. She was retired from the Florida Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Revell was a member of the First Christian Church in Bristol. She was very active in the Liberty County Senior Citizens Association and the 50 Plus Club. Mrs. Revell was predeceased by her husband, Mansel Revell, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Shuler. Survivors include a son, Jimmy Revell (and his wife, Shirley) of Greensboro; a daughter, Tot Butler (and her husband, Jerry) of Bristol; six grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. EST Friday, May 28, from the First Christian Church in Bristol, with Reverend Les Brown and Reverend Terry Blackburn officiating. Interment followed at Bristol Cemetery. Flowers were accepted, however, contributions made to Covenant Hospice (4349 Lafayette St., Bldg. 2, Marianna, FL) are also appreciated. Adams Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the arrangements.

DEMETRIUS LOVE CARGILE
Mr. Demetrius Love Cargile, 16, of 24818 N. W. County Road 333 in Bristol, Florida, died Tuesday, November 23, 2004, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and has lived most of his life in Calhoun and Liberty Counties. He was a sophomore at Liberty County High School. “Love,” as he was affectionately known, was loved by all that knew him. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Blountstown. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and grandmother, Mr. Albert Terry Lee Smith and Mrs. Agnes Francis Smith. He leaves to cherish a life of memories his loving mother, Deidre Daughtery of Bristol; his father, Rufus Cargile, Jr. of Tarono, OH; two brothers, Rufus Cargile, III, and Dominique Urie Cargile, both of Bristol; his paternal grandparents, Rufus Cargile, Sr. and Cherilena Cargile, both of Detroit, MI; his great grandmother, Mary Frances Stephens Dawson of Blountstown; his great grandfather, Raymond Cargile of Detroit, MI; his step father, Jerry Daughtery, of Bristol; his favorite cousin, Velisa “Lee-Lee”; best friends, Wesley and DeShandra; and his Godmother, Lynette Harris of Korea. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 4, at 12:00 noon EST at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center located on Highway 12 South in Bristol with Revs. David Rhone, Rev. Raymond Dudley, Rev. C.L. Wilson, and Pastor Geraldine Sheard officiating. Burial will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery in Blountstown. The body will lie in state at the Civic Center from 10:00 a.m. until funeral time at 12:00 noon EST. All arrangements are under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna.

LOUISE LASHLEY CHASON
Mrs. Louise Lashley Chason, age 87 of Altha, FL died Saturday, November 27, 2004 in Tallahassee, FL. Mrs. Chason was born in Jackson County. She spent many of her early married years in Missouri with her husband, Cullen, before returning to Calhoun County Florida. She was well known as an exceptional artist, animal lover and great storyteller. She also had the unique ability to lift spirits with her wonderful sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cullen Chason and a daughter, Mildred Chason Thompson. Survivors include: one granddaughter, Tracy Thompson Rainwater and her husband, Doug of Atlanta, GA; two great-grandchildren: Chelsea and Devon Rainwater of Loganville, GA; devoted grand-niece, Diana P. Griffin and husband, John of Tallahassee; two great-grand neices: Aimee Griffin of Suwanee, GA, Kyla Griffin McKenzie and husband, John of Lynn Haven, FL; great grand-nephew, Kethan Griffin of Tallahassee, FL; great, great grand-niece, Natalie McKenzie of Lynn Haven, FL; as well as many nephews, neices, other relatives and a host of beloved friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) from the Graveside at New Shiloh Cemetery near Altha, FL with Benny Green. Interment followed in the New Shiloh Cemetery. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 850-674-2266

DHARMA JO HONNEN
Dharma Jo Honnen, a newborn, entered the presence of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit on Saturday, November 27, 2004. Dharma Jo is survived by her parents, Charlene and Christopher Honnen; brother and sisters, Sonny, Zoe and Roxanne Honnen; grandparents, William and Grace Honnen, and Charles and Patricia Senda. A graveside service will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 4, at the “Baby Land” section “Garden of Memories”, 5435 East 15th St (Hwy 98), Panama City, Florida.

LARRY DAVID LEE
Mr. Larry David Lee, age 53, of Clarksville, FL passed away Friday, November 26, 2004 at his home. Larry was born in Marianna, FL and had lived in Calhoun County since 1988. He was retired from the Department of Corrections with several years of service. Mr. Lee was a member of the Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Demont Lee of Clarksville; two sons: Nick Stone and wife, April of Clarksville, Matt Stone and wife, Kim of Alliance, FL; one daughter, Miranda Lee and friend, Bobby Thompson of Marianna, FL; one brother, James Lee and wife, Serene of Cottondale, FL; one sister, Ouida McCauley and husband, Clifton of McDavid, FL; three grandchildren: Summer Stone, Ansley Stone, Logan Stone and his mother, Kerry Stone; brothers in law: Leon Demont and the late, Vernie Demont of Clarksville, Donald Demont and wife, Lou Ann of Blountstown; sister in law, Barbara Sparkman and friend, Danny Cox of Clarksville; two nieces: Sariete Wells of Marianna, FL and Sue Godwin of McDavid, FL; two nephews: Wallace Lee of Hawaii and Steven McCauley of McDavid, FL. Funeral services were held Monday, November 29, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) from the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Rev. David Odum and Rev. Dan Yoder officiating. Intement followed in the Clarksville Cemetery in Clarksville. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.

MARION FRANK STEWART
Mr. Marion Frank Stewart, 80, of Fountain, passed away Friday, November 26, 2004, in Panama City. Mr. Stewart was born in Pansey, Alabama, and had lived in Bay County for the past 40 years and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army. He was a retired Marine Machinist with the Civil Service and was a member of the Fountain Pentecostal Ministries. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing. Survivors include his wife, Nina Louise Stewart of Fountain; one son, Kenneth Stewart of Mobile, AL; one daughter, Sharon Disotell and her husband, Edward, of Fountain; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Stewart and Othell Stewart, both of Ashford. AL, and Letta V. Mumford of Dothan, AL; and two grandchildren, Shannon and Carmen Stewart. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 29, from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Reverend Terrell Nelson and Eddie Disotell officiating. Interment followed in the Union Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery near Ashford, AL. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.

MARJORIE BEVIS TRAMMELL
Mrs. Marjorie Bevis Tammell, age 87 of Blountstown, FL passed away Thursday, November 25, 2004 at Westminister Oaks Nursing Center in Tallahassee, FL following a brief illness. A native of Bascom, FL in Jackson County. Mrs. Trammell had lived in Blountstown since 1940, when she and her late husband, Park Trammell, were married. Mrs. Trammell and her late husband operated Trammell’s Department Store in Blountstown, from 1944 to 1976. She was a life long Methodist and had been active in Blountstown United Methodist Church where she served on the Administrative Board and was church historian. She also sang in the chancel choir and was active in United Methodist Woman. In addition, Mrs. Trammell had been a Cub Scout leader and was well known for her artistic talents, having painted many local landmarks and scenes that are still on display in the area. Mrs. Trammell was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; parents Robert C. and Mary Augusta Bevis of Bascom; three brothers: H.U. Bevis of Gainesville, FL, Robert C. Bevis, Jr. of Lakeland, FL and N.B. Bevis of Donaldsonville, GA and a sister, Mildred B. Spangler of Gainesville, FL. Survivors include: three sons: Park M. Trammell, Jr. and wife, Linda, of Tallahassee, FL, Robert D. Trammell and wife, Kay, of Tallahassee, FL, Jeffrey B. Trammell of Washington, DC; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Trammell were held Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. (CST) at Blountstown Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Warren officiating. Interment followed in the Atkins Cemetery north of Blountstown. Contributions may be made to Blountstown United Methodist Church, 20500 Central Avenue West, Blountstown, FL 32424. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 850-674-2266.

FAUSTEEN O’BRYAN VARNUM
Mrs. Fausteen O’Bryan Varnum, age 87 of Altha, FL went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 29, 2004. Mrs. Varnum was born in Altha, and had lived in Calhoun County most of her life. She was a loving mother and a homemaker. Mrs. Varnum was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Leonard Varnum, Sr. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include: six sons: Joseph Leonard Varnum, Sr. of Altha, Jimmy Varnum and his wife, Patricia of Altha, Bobby Varnum and his wife, Gail of Altha, David Varnum of Altha, Terry Varnum of Altha, Kenny Varnum of Altha; six daughters: Imogene Maloy and her husband, Hubert of Altha, Patricia (Patsy) Adams and her husband, Pony of Altha, Helen Glisson and her husband, Jim of Grand Ridge, FL, Linda Whitfield and her husband, Charles of Grand Ridge, FL, Debbie O’Bryan and her husband, Mike of Altha, Janice Alexander and her friend, Tommy Powell; one brother, A.L. O’Bryan and his wife, Mary Alice of Atlanta, GA; three sisters: Lillian LeCompt of Wisconsin, Thelma Barfield of Altha, Mabelline Schuler of Altha; thirty-five grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and ten great, great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. (CST) at the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church near Altha with Rev. Chris Goodman officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunny Hill Cemetery near Altha. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 1, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.

BRIAN WILLIAM COOLEY
Mr. Brian William Cooley, 49, of Clarksville, died Wednesday night, January 26, 2005, at his home. Brian was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and had lived in Calhoun County since 1982 coming from Mississippi. Mr. Cooley was a retired registered nurse and was of the Protestant faith. He was preceded in death by a son, William Robert Cooley; a daughter, Cheryl Martil Cooley; and two brothers, Barry Cooley and Robbie Hammack. Survivors include one daughter, Amber Adams and her husband, Rian, of Altha; his father, William Cooley of Wiggins, Mississippi; two brothers, Lester Cooley and Mark Cooley, both of Mobile, AL; and two sisters, Vindell, and Becky Bear of Blountstown. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Marvin Nichols officiating. Interment followed in the Wood Cemetery in Blountstown. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown.

FLORENCE W. MESSER
Mrs. Florence W. Messer, age 97 of Altha, FL died Tuesday night, January 18, 2005 at Parthenon Health and Rehab Center in Blountstown, FL. Mrs. Messer was born in Altha, FL and had lived in Calhoun County all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Page Pond Assembly of God Church in Altha, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Calvin Messer; a son, Jimmie Messer, and a daughter, Hoyle Schroeder. Survivors include four sons: James (Mack) McClellan of San Diego, CA, Reuben A. Messer of El Paso, TX, John A. Messer of Pearl River, LA, Greg Messer of Estes Park, CO.; two daughters: Evelyn Pinholster of Jacksonville, Nina Swinford of Altha; eighteen grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren and numerous great, great and great, great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 21, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. (CST) at the Page Pond Assembly of God Church in Altha, FL with Rev. James Gilbert officiating. Interment followed in the Page Pond Cemetery in Altha. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL. 850-674-2266.

DOROTHY JEAN SMOLA
Mrs. Dorothy Jean Smola, 63, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in Blountstown. Mrs. Smola was born in Glover, New York, and had lived in Calhoun County since 1981, coming from Granby, Massachusetts. Dorothy was a newspaper delivery person until her retirement and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Roy. Survivors include her husband, Rudolph Smola of Clarksville; two sons, Chris Roy of Bristol and Roy Fay of Fyffe, AL; two daughters, Faye Smola of Panama City and Bonnie Cook of Blountstown; one sister, Joyce Hughes of Sarasota; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. from the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. The family will receive friends before and after the memorial service. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown.

JAMES COOLIDGE BARTON
Mr. James Coolidge Barton, age 82 of Altha, FL died Sunday, October 23, 2005 at his home. Mr. Barton was born on August 29, 1923 in Westville, FL and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. Coolidge retired from the Florida State Road Department with over 25 years of service. He was a member of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by his son, James Edward Barton. Survivors include: his loving wife, Lottie Mae Barton of Altha; two sons: Huston Barton and his wife, Lynn of Altha, Mike Barton and his wife, Janet of Scotts Ferry; three daughters: Hilda Willis and her husband, James of Marianna, Carol O’Bryan and her husband, Johnny of Altha, Marilyn Russell and her husband, John of Blountstown; one brother, Leon Barton of Columbus, ?A; two daughter-in-laws: Gloria Pitcher and Betty Hunt, both of Altha; nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Covenant Hospice and the Calhoun County Senior Citizens for all your care and support over the years. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT) at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edgar Fuqua and Rev. Dewayne Tolbert officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha, FL. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Fl. 850-674-2266.

WILLIAM ALBERT (BILL) BRANTLEY
Mr. William Albert (Bill) Brantley, age 72 of Altha, FL died Sunday, October 23, 2005 at the Bay Medical Center in Panama City, FL. Mr. Brantley was born on November 4, 1932 in Madison, FL and had lived in Calhoun County since 1964. He was a retired veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts serving in the United States Army with 20 years of service. Survivors include: his wife, Merline Brantley of Altha; four daughters: Karen Southwell of Marianna, Jackie Southwell of Milton, FL, Teresa Curl and her husband, Robert of Altha, Tracey Adcock and her husband, Albert of Lynn Haven; one brother, Roy C. Brantley and his wife, Almeta of Lexington, NC; five sisters: Dot Carter of Bradenton, FL, Flarrie Richardson of Lee, FL, Floree Williams and her husband, Otis of Madison, FL, Mary Bell of Madison, FL, Gracie Linton and her husband, Jimmy of Tallahassee, FL; five grandchildren: Taylor and Chase Brantley-Curl, Sidney, Noah and Alec Adcock. Funeral servicews were held Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. (CDT) at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Kusnierz officiating. Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery near Blountstown, FL. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Fl. 850-674-2266.

BONNIE STOKES
Mrs. Bonnie Stokes, age 77, of Gulf Port, MS and a former resident of Blountstown, FL died Tuesday, October 18, 2005 in Birmingham, AL. Mrs. Stokes was born on February 12, 1928 in Elton, LA. She was employed as a nurse and x-ray technician in Blountstown for several years. She was a member of Belair Baptist Church in Gulf Port. Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her parents, Claudius and Dollie Quirk, four sisters, Dollie Belle Fontenot, Mary Lou Stout, Joy Johnson, Doris Wayne Vidrine; three brothers, Vivian Quirk, Elma Quirk, and C.D. Quirk. Survivors include her husband, Charlie M. “Buzz” Stokes, Jr. of Gulfport, MS; two sons: John Stokes and Kevin Stokes and his wife, Katrina of Gulfport; two daughters: Sandra McNew and her husband, George of Gulfport, Jennifer Hill and her husband, Jimmy of Altha, FL; one brother, Roland Quirk of LA; two sister, Mable Fusslier of Eunice, LA, Lena Rae Whittington of Oakdale, LA; two step sister: Jessie Fontenot and her husband, Douglas of Oakdale, LA, Jewell Milligan of Oakdale, LA; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) Friday, October 21, 2005 from the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Rev. Mickey Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Cypress Creek Baptist Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Fl. 850-674-2266.

RALPH CARLTON KING CHANDLER
Mr. Ralph Carlton King Chandler, 77, of Kinard, died early Monday morning, January 30, 2006, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Mr. Chandler was born on April 19, 1928, in Reynoldsville, GA, and had lived in Kinard since 1987, coming from Port St. Joe. Ralph was a member of the Abe Springs Baptist Church in the Abe Springs Community in Blountstown where he served as deacon. He was past master of the Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge No. 111 F&AM in Port St. Joe. Ralph was retired from the St. Joe Paper Company with 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by a son, Marty Strickland. Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Ala Richardson Chandler of Kinard; three sons, Ralph Lon Chandler King of Corpus Christi, TX, Carlous Chandler and his wife, Barbara, of Donaldsonville, GA, Karlton Strickland and his wife, Bev, of Port St. Joe; daughters Brenda Spooner and husband, Neal, of Iron City, Sheila Hall and husband, Greg, of Repton, AL, Deborah Bradley and husband, James, of Repton, AL; one brother, Jammie H. King of Altha; one sister, Vina Rathel and her husband, Rollin, of Donaldsonville, GA; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 1, at 12 noon (CST) from the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Nichols and Rev. Allen Pitts officiating. Interment followed in the Abe Springs Cemetery in Blountstown with Masonic Rites at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Masonic Home, C/O Port St. Joe Lodge #111 F & AM, P.O. Box 111, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, ph. 674-2266.

JOHN E. LASSETER
Mr. John E. Lasseter, 79, of Bristol, died early Thursday morning, February 2, 2006, at his home. John was born on November 25, 1926, in Dothan, AL, and had lived in Liberty County since 1967. Mr. Lasseter was a veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict and retired from the United States Navy with 23 years of service. He worked for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer for two years and then for the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department as jailer for 14 years. He was a member of the VFW in Liberty County and was a member of the Fleet Reserve. John was a member of the Bristol First Baptist Church. Mr. Lasseter was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Lamont Lasseter, and a daughter, Glenda Loraine Lasseter. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Pearl Lasseter of Bristol; one son, Michael Emery Lasseter and his wife, Joan, of Marianna; one daughter, Patsy Lasseter of Marianna; three sisters, Mary Goodson of Bristol, Francis Orazi of Pennsylvania, and Ida Mae Barfield of Marianna; two grandchildren, Megan Lasseter and Kyla Mucci; and his faithful companion, Tootles. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, at 11:00 a.m. (EST) from the First Baptist Church in Bristol with Rev. John McDaniel and Rev. Victor Walsh officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, ph. 674-2266.

DEWEY LEE DAVIS
Mr. Dewey Lee Davis, 58, of Altha, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2006. Mr. Davis was born on December 12, 1947 in Jackson County. He enjoyed fishing. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Fannie Davis, and his brother, John Davis. Survivors include his soul mate of 18 years, Debbie Gawryluk, of Altha; three sons, Tommy Cornelius and wife, Renee, of Mississippi, Joshua Davis and wife, Crystal, of Altha, Astin “Deuce” Davis and wife, Michelle, of Deland; two daughters, Patricia “Annette” Carter of Panama City, and Bonnie Davis of Marianna; three brothers: Bernard Davis of Marianna, Henry Davis of Delray, and Robert Davis of Marianna; three sisters, Sara Moats and husband, Kenneth, Edna McDonald and husband, Larry, of Malone, Martha Hinson and husband, Dean, of Marianna; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A memorial service was held on Monday, February 6, at Hall Funeral Home in Altha. Memorialization was by cremation. Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of the arrangements, ph. 762-3965.

JAMES BENJAMIN HEWETT II
Mr. James Benjamin Hewett II, 69, of Blountstown, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, in the Wabash County Hospital in Wabash, Indiana, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Hewett was born in Altha, on May 21, 1936, and had lived in Blountstown since 2000, coming from Panama City. James retired after 40 years in the electronics business and was working for RV Connection in Panama City for three years. He served in the United States Air Force with the (SAC) Command for three years. Mr. Hewett was a member of the Panhandle Antique Car Club in Panama City and owned four antique cars. He was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Hewett, of Blountstown; mother, Maudell Hewett of Blountstown; one son, Don Bailey and his wife, Melba, of Hamlin, TX; six daughters: Elaine Hopkins of Baird, TX , Jan Hickerson of Enid, OK, Cardellia Bailey of Houston, TX, Kathryn Lisenby and her husband, Leon, of Panama City, Pat C. Scott and her husband, Jay, of Panama City Beach, Margaret Thomas and her husband, Kenneth, of Panama City; one brother, Charles William Hewett of Tallahassee; two sisters, Beth Powell of Pineview, GA, and Willie Mae Lamar of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren, Kay Hight and her husband, Brett, Terry Bailey and his wife, Dina, Pamela, Jonathan, Allen, Alice, and Melissa; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 8, at 11:00 a.m. (CST) from the graveside at Chipola Cemetery in Altha. Interment will follow. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, ph. 674-2266.

Pearl Ellis
Mrs. Pearl Ellis, 88, of Marianna, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2006, in Marianna. Mrs. Ellis was born in Gordon, Alabama, and had lived in Jackson County most of her life. She was a retired charge aid for the Florida State Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Ed Ellis and his wife, Wanda, of Thomasville, Georgia, and Earl Ellis and his wife, Marlene, of Altha; two daughters, Jewell Benefield and her husband, Charles, and Margaret Edenfield and her husband, Woodrow, all of Grand Ridge; 17 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 5, from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Grand Ridge with Dallas Ellis officiating. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery near Grand Ridge. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of arrangements, ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com.

Albertha R. Pou
Mrs. Albertha R. Pou, 84, of Blountstown, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2006, in Blountstown. Mrs. Pou was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and had lived in Blountstown for the past seven years. She was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include three sons, Bruce Pou of Panama City, Anthony Pou of Eureka, CA, and Dwight Pou and his wife, Patricia, of Blountstown; one stepson, Gary Edwards of Livingston Manor, NY; one daughter, Earlene Cody of New York; one sister, Carolyn Edwards and her husband, Donald, of Livingston Manor, NY; six grandchildren, Joshua, Lori, and Jennifer Mann of Panama City, Kayla and Brandon Pou of Panama City, Isiah and Monique Pou of Blountstown; three great grandchildren, Maleena, Joshua and Nathaniel Mann of Panama City; and a loving caretaker, Lillie Bell of Blountstown. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 12, from the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blountstown with Reverend David Goodman officiating. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com.

Richard S. Walton
Mr. Richard S. Walton, 87, of Arcadia, Florida, passed away Friday, February 3, 2006, in Arcadia. Mr. Walton was born in Pennsylvania and had lived in Arcadia for the past several years, moving there from Blountstown. He was a mechanic and a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include two sons, George Edward Walton of Arcadia and James Richard Walton of Florida City; two daughters, Mary Edwards of Palatka and Betty High of Plant City; one brother, George C. Walton of Lake, Georgia; nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 7, from the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery in Miami. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements, ph. 850-674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com

CHARLES LISTON (CHUCK) WILSON II
Mr. Charles Liston (Chuck) Wilson II, 45, of Clarksville, died Wednesday afternoon, February 1, 2006, in Panama City. Chuck was born on July 3, 1960, in Nashville, Tennessee, and had lived in Calhoun County for 17 years, coming from Winter Park. He was part owner of the Ultimate Carpet Cleaning business and served four years in the United States Navy, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk. Survivors include his mother, Betty T. Wilson of Altha; one sister, Terry Neal of Clarksville; a half sister, Mary Wilkeson of Lake Worth; two aunts, Helen Buck of Shellmans Bluff, GA, and Ann Zellers of Altamonte Springs, FL; one niece, Amanda Neal of Clarksville; and three nephews, Billy Neal of Clarksville, Anthony Neal of Pasadena, CA, and Ashley Neal of Atlanta, GA. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. from the RiverTown Community Church with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarksville. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, ph. 674-2266.


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