A beloved Calhoun County resident passed away Tuesday morning after reportedly having a heart attack, then crashing.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Paul Mattice, 56, owner of Paul's Wrecker Service, was behind the wheel of a 1999 Dodge Wrecker headed westbound on SR 20 just before 11:30 a.m. Sources say his passenger, Kenneth Hopkins, 21, was accompanying him on a wrecker call. Hopkins told authorities Mattice suffered a medical emergency, pulled onto the west shoulder, then continued in a westerly direction and entered the ditch. The front of the truck hit a telephone junction box.
Mattice was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Paul had a bright smile and kind word for everyone he encountered. We will miss seeing him in The County Record office. Our prayers are with his loved ones.
The County Record had already gone to press at the time of Mattice's passing. We will update his obituary information on our website as soon as it becomes available.
After shutting out Cottondale Friday night in the state semi-finals, the Blountstown Tigers are bound for the 1-A State Championship game set for Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
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Show your TIGER PRIDE Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9:45 a.m.!
Community asked to show support as BHS Tiger Football team passes through headed to State Championship
The Blountstown High School Varsity Football Team is headed to Orlando this Thursday to challenge the Trenton Tigers for the State 1A Championship title. The community is invited to show their TIGER PRIDE as the bus goes through Blountstown on their way to Orlando where they will play in Citrus Bowl Stadium Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. CST.
PLAN: Thursday at 9 a.m. the BHS Tigers will board a bus and head to Carr School where students will form a spirit line and cheer them on. After greeting students and getting lots of high-fives, players will reload the bus, and head back to Blountstown. Estimated time of arrival through town is 9:45 a.m.
The bus will travel east on Hwy. 20, circle Magnolia Square, then turn onto Hwy. 71 N as they head to Blountstown Middle School where they will greet students. From there, they will drive through the Blountstown Elementary campus, then make their final stop at Blountstown High School before traveling up Hwy. 69N to I-10.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: The community is asked to line Hwy. 20 from the West End Quick Pic to Magnolia Square, and on Hwy. 71 from the red light to Folsom Avenue, where the bus will enter the BMS campus. Estimated time of pass through town will be 9:45 a.m. The team will be escorted through Blountstown by the Blountstown Fire Department’s Engine #1.
Show your Tiger Pride, and help cheer on our boys! BHS STRONG!
Mary Kathleen Duggar, 78, of Bristol, Florida, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, in Tallahassee, Florida.
She was born February 11, 1935, in Bristol to the late Neil and Dorothy (Story) Grantham. Kathleen lived in Liberty County most of her life, graduated from Liberty County High School, and was the salutatorian of her senior class.
She retired from the Bristol Post Office after 30 years of service, was a member of Telogia Baptist Church and was a member of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, H. C. Duggar; her son, Darreyl Duggar, and wife Marcia, of Hosford; a daughter, Kathy Whaley, and husband, Jim, of Blountstown, Florida; four grandchildren, Laura Morrow and husband, Jason, Marcus Whaley and wife, Maria Elena, Shannon Duggar and Zack Duggar; one great-grandchild, Desmond Morrow; and a brother, Tony Grantham, and wife, Nancy, of Bristol.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 3, at Adams Funeral Home in Bristol. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, December 4, at Lake Mystic Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Chumley officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Mystic Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome or contributions may be sent to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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