Hollis J. Fleeman, 83, of Clarksville, Florida, was born September 12, 1929, and went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 26, 2013.
Mr. Fleeman served in the United States Air Force from 1947 to 1965 and was of the Baptist Faith.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Hollis Benjamin and Pearly Mae (Marr) Fleeman, and a sister, Betty Matthews.
Hollis was a loving husband and father. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Katherine Walters Fleeman; daughters, Patty Fleeman, Karen Bryant and her husband, Belvin, and Becky Shuler, all of Clarksville, Donna Golden and her husband, Jerry, of Bremen, Georgia; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Randall Fleeman, of Kennesaw, Georgia, and a sister, Doris Barrett, of Acworth, Georgia.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 850-674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Robert Allen Smith, 70, passed away at his home in Blountstown, Florida, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
Robert was born in Blountstown on October 29, 1942, and graduated from Blountstown High School. He worked as a carpenter for many years before going to work for Blountstown Supply where he worked for 15 years. Later, Robert went to work at Tatum’s Hardware where he worked until the time of his illness. He was an active member of Rivertown Community Church. His passion was God’s word and sharing it with others. He spent 31 years teaching Bible study classes at area prisons, leading Sunday school classes and small groups. He was a loving husband and a fun-loving father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Beneva Smith, and two infant grandchildren, Rocky Justice and Clara Dawn Phinney.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Clara Smith, and their children, Pauline Schrock and husband, Duane, of Fairhope, Alabama, Paul Smith and wife, Melody, of Blountstown, Florida, Pamela Detweiler and husband, Philip, of Blountstown, and April Phinney and husband, Tony, also of Blountstown; grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer, and Zachary Schrock, Noelle, Cameron, and Karis Smith, Katie, Karissa, and Caleb Detweiler, and Brett and Jacob Phinney.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26, at Rivertown Community Church in Blountstown with Reverend Kevin Yoder officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, in the church Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 765, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
The Dollar General Store in Altha is roped off temporarily after a woman crashed a mini-van into the business this morning.
The driver was not injured in the accident that occurred mid-morning. She told authorities her foot slipped off the brake. The vehicle slammed into an exterior display, then plunged through the front window. A shopper outside the store sustained minor injuries from debris, but declined medical treatment.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Altha Police Department, Altha Fire Department and Calhoun County EMS assisted at the scene.
A late night crash in Liberty County Wednesday claimed the life of a Bristol man.
Thomas Wayne Griffin, 52, was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Griffin was westbound on County Road 67, approximately 3 miles west of SR-65, just after 11 p.m. For unknown reasons, Griffin failed to maintain control of the 1989 Honda Civic he was driving. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and onto the north grassy shoulder where it began rotating counterclockwise. The car struck several large pine trees before overturning. Griffin was ejected.