Authorities and an ambulance are en route to the scene of a reported domestic incident where a woman has been shot in Liberty County. The shooting allegedly occurred at the former Ora's Restaurant in Lowry, just north of Hosford on Hwy. 65. More details as they become available.
Aug. 27: Cory Jenkins, VOP; Juan Algas, VOP; Justin Carpenter, DWLSR
Aug. 28: Xavier Darcus Parks, burglary of a dwelling (armed), grand theft, criminal mischief
Aug. 29: Simon Jared Hathaway, sale of meth
Aug. 30: Justin Eric Chambers, VOP
Sept. 1: Carrie L. Butler, uttering forged instrument, grand theft over $300/under $5000
Sept. 2: Cassey Marks, criminal mischief, VOP, burglary of a dwelling; Woodrow Carr, criminal mischief, burglary of a dwelling; Curtis Lipford, criminal mischief, burglary of a dwelling; Maria Elena Luevano, disorderly intoxication [Full Story »]
Orie G. Colvin of Bristol, Florida, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the age of 95.
She was born in Gadsden, Alabama, July 11, 1917, to the late Jones and Connie (Hicks) Granger. Orie was a homemaker and enjoyed helping others. She was a member of Bristol Church of God.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-four years, Daniel M. Colvin, and a twin sister, Erie Parker.
Survivors include her daughter, Gilda Drummond, of Bristol and a sister, Inez Parker, of Mobile, Alabama.
A homecoming celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. Central Time/4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, September 4, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida, with Reverend Fred Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com.
Mrs. Joan E. (Lee) Tharpe Melvin, age 62, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012, in Blountstown.
Joan was born on March 10, 1950, in Port Saint Joe, FL, and had lived in Blountstown for the past 10 years, coming from Wewahitchka, FL. She was retired from the Jackson County School System as a nutritionist. Joan was a 1968 graduate of Port Saint Joe High School.
She was preceded in death by her father, John David Lee, Sr., and a son, Clifford John (Trey) Tharpe III.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Melvin, of Blountstown; her mother, Jeanette Lee, of Port Saint Joe; a son, Jeffery Wade Tharpe, of Grand Ridge, FL; a daughter, Laura Jill Bailey, and husband, Tim, of Clarksville, FL; a brother, John David Lee, Jr., and wife, Peggy, of Grand Ridge; a sister, Marieta Ann Simmons, and her husband, Paul, of Pensacola, FL; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, at 2:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Glen Davis and Chaplain Gino Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 5, from 1:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 2:00 pm at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Patricia Kaiser of Malone, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the age of 62.
She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, later moved to Athens, Georgia, and moved to Malone a year ago. Patricia was a caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her father, Reese Edwin Fielder; mother, Thelma Ocile (Ingram) Fielder; and step-mother, Sarah Fielder.
She is survived by sons, Reese Keiser and his wife, Tasha, and grandson, Zachary Kaiser, of Genoa, Illinois, and James Kaiser, Jr. and his wife, Tina, and godson, Dalton, of Ocklawaha, Florida; and their father, Jimmy “Pops” Kaiser; two brothers, Roger Fielder and his wife, Patricia, of Altha, Florida, and Christopher Fielder, Sr. and his wife, Janice, also of Altha; a sister, Sharon Jones and her husband, Chuck, of Athens, Georgia; three nieces and six nephews.
No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 674-5449. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com.
Blountstown High School has already started gearing up to celebrate their 2012 homecoming which will take place the first week of October. This year, they have chosen to tie in the homecoming theme with the year of the Olympics! BHS is pleased to announce the 2012 homecoming theme: “Team BHS: Going for the Gold!”
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The 2012 Blountstown Tigers traveled to Wewa last Thursday night for their pre-season classic against the Gators and won handily, 33-14. For the Tigers, it was the first time on a field with lines since practice started with all the recent rain.
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