Kimberly Beth McCoy of Blountstown passed away Friday, June 17, 2011, at the age of 31. She lived in Blountstown most of her life and worked for Superior Bank in Bristol as a Commercial Loan Processor for several years. She attended Rivertown Community Church. She was preceded in death by her father, James Morgan; grandparents, John Wesley and Laura Mae Morgan and Roland Larkins.
She is survived by her husband, John Paul McCoy; her son, Lucas and a daughter, Madison, all of Blountstown; her mother, Joan Morgan and her fiancé, Mike Williams of Bristol; her grandmother, Oneta Larkins; five sisters, Angel Tipton, Jamie Morgan, Heather Wood, Shannon Harper and Karen Morgan; her step-father, Carlos Arrazattee of Greenwood; a special cousin, Lynn Peddie, who was like a sister to her; and many extended family members.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, at Rivertown Community Church with Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, at Adams Funeral Home.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 674-5449. On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com
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The River Valley Marketplace, typically held just once a month, is now open every Saturday in downtown Blountstown. Check it out in the greenspace next to Centennial Bank. Open 8 a.m. to noon, this event is sponsored by Blountstown Main Street. Booth spaces are free and open to anyone with arts, crafts, produce or business products. No flea market items allowed. And if you can sing a tune or strum a guitar, come pick and grin! Entertainers are needed and invited to join the festivities. Call Kelli at 674-1004 if you need more info.
The Big Bend Baseball League will host the annual Father’s Day All-Star Game Saturday, June 18, between the Western Division All-Stars and the Eastern Division All-Stars. The Commissioner, Morrell Bailey, has designated Therrell Field in Chattahoochee as the site for this All-Star event. Game time is scheduled for 6:05 PM EDT.
DAY FOR DADS
Don’t forget...Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day.
An alleged incident at a Bristol convenience store Thursday morning has led to the arrest of Kenneth Adrian Best, 35, charged with aggravated assault and possession of meth.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, William Garner, 34, told authorities Best had pointed a deer rifle at him a few weeks ago when he was at the BP station, then he ran into him at the same store on Thursday. Garner said he approached Best to ask why he had pulled the gun on him before. He alleged Best then reached into his truck, grabbed a double barreled shotgun and said, "I'll shoot you now, you don't know me." A witness confirmed Garner's story.
Best was taken into custody and, during a pat down search, a piece of folded up tin foil that tested positive for meth was found in his pocket.
RICHARD ARLON CHASON
Mr. Richard Arlon Chason, 73, of Altha, FL, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his home in Altha. Arlon was born on November 7, 1937, in Altha and lived in Altha all of his life. He was a retired supervisor at the Florida State Hospital with 37 years of service. Arlon served in the United States Army for 2 years and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include, his wife, Judy Chason of Altha; two sons, Sterling Chason and his wife, Sharon, and Shannon (Coot) Chason and friend, Cindy, all of Altha; two daughters, Sherry Byrd and her husband, Bill, of Columbia, MS and Charlie Lipford and her husband, R.L., of Altha; two brothers, Joe Chason and his wife, Betsy, of Lawtey, FL, and Howard Chason and his wife, Jean, of Chattahoochee, FL; one sister, Sandra Summerlin, of Altha; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, at 7:00 pm (CDT) at the Altha Church of God in with Reverend Allan Nichols and Reverend Bill Mayo officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Friday, June 17, from 5:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 7:00 pm at the Altha Church of God. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Just minutes before a Circuit Court hearing at the Calhoun County Courthouse Wednesday, Talris "Sweet T" Brown of Blountstown changed his not guilty plea to guilty on violation of probation charges.
The case stems from a jail incident in recent months when Brown, behind bars for a 2010 cocaine possession charge, allegedly complained the pancakes and eggs served to him at breakfast were cold. According to the State Attorney's Office, Brown threw his meal against a wall. When a jailer ordered him to move to another cell, he reportedly refused, broke a mop handle in half and threatened an officer. In addition to violating his probation, he received new charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer with violence and introduction of contraband into a county detention facility.
Brown was sentenced to 67 months in prison with credit for 19 months served in jail. He faced a potential 30 year sentence had he gone to trial.
June 6: Mary I. Hicks, VOP; Ashley R. Starling, child abuse; Franklin Kevin Johnson, child support; Lisa Pumphrey, manufacture of marijuana
June 7: Jason Soverns, burglary of structure; Christopher Leach, VOP; Christopher Hollon, failure to appear; James Johnson, burglary, grand theft
June 8: Cecil Miles, VOP
June 9: Jody Parker Crisp, violation of community control; Chantel Pickens, VOP; Taryn Hussey, grand theft; James David, VOP; Terrence Gustin, disorderly intoxication; Keith Jones, introduction of contraband; Ernest Hatcher, DUI
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When Fridays roll around at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, the patients in the swing bed program light up. The source of these smiles is Anna Layton, an artist and musician who spreads childlike fun to all ages.
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With plenty of fresh produce being harvested this time of year, area farmers have requested the River Valley Marketplace be open every Saturday, rather than just once a month. Blountstown Main Street has agreed to offer the event every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the greenspace next to Centennial Bank.
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