Blountstown’s Ryan Baker is gearing up for the game of his life. The senior at Louisiana State University has been a defensive leader for the Tigers throughout his college career. Come Monday night, all eyes will be on him and his teammates as they take on Alabama in a rematch for the BCS Championship. This time, the Bama boys will come to New Orleans for the showdown set to air on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. CT.
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Calhoun Correctional Institution is assisting the United States Forestry Service in their quest to develop future hunters by having inmates build hunting blinds to be used by families and the disabled who wish to hunt.
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Pauline B. Bozeman, 85, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, Georgia.
Pauline was born in Blountstown, Florida, to the late William Alfred and Mary Ida (Theus) Barfield. She worked diligently, side by side with her husband in the ministry for more than fifty years. She retired from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles after seventeen years of loyal service as a title and lien processor.
She attended Harvest Chapel Pentecostal Holiness church in Tallahassee and was a dear loving, precious saint of God. Her family, glad that she is at home with Jesus Christ, will miss her. Thank God, her battles here are over, praise God! A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and aunt will be missed by all. A minister’s wife, serving God with all her heart, she loved many people and was known by all who knew her as a sweet, kind loving lady. She wanted everyone to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and be ready for His return.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Reverend Roy Randolph Bozeman; daughter, Peggy Ann Cheshire; granddaughter, Wendy Watson; parents, William Alfred and Mary Ida (Theus) Barfield; three brothers, Dowling Barfield, Lamar Barfield, and Wayne Barfield.
She is survived by sons, Randy Bozeman and his wife, June, and Bill Bozeman and his wife, Angel; daughters, Sandra Adams and her husband, Thomas, Gwyn Grissett and her husband, Mike, and Rissa Maxwell and her husband, Eugene; son-in-law, Ellis Cheshire (Carolyn); 13 grandchildren, Kaye (Doug), Tommy, Wanda (Tim), Everett (Lisa), Sherita, Nashenna (Jonathan), Michelle, Rachelle (Lynn), Dylan, William, Dennis, Jodi, and Sarah; 19 great-grandchildren, Christi, Jenni (Billie Jo), Savannah, Zack, Shelby, Ben, Chip (Stephanie), Chad (Kayla), Levi, Ashley, Elliott, Candace, Wade, Camden, Clayton, Allison, Stephen, Autumn, and Tyler; and four great-great-grandchildren, Emma, Parker, Coleman, and Aubrey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. CT, Sunday, January 1, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown with Reverend Walter Tryon, Jr. and Reverend Thomas Adams officiating. Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Dec. 27: Joshua Savell, VOP
Dec. 28: Albert James Kearce, domestic battery; Pamala McMillian, domestic battery; Willie Powell, grand theft, trespass on property other than a structure
Dec. 30: Donna Chason, failure to appear; Kevin Lee Phillips, failure to appear
Dec. 31: Jon N. Whitworth, failure to appear
Jan. 1: Tommy W. Bailey, trespassing
Mr. Rudolph J. Rackley, age 88, of Altha, FL passed away Thursday, December, 29, 2011 in Blountstown. Rudolph was born on January 10, 1923 in Calhoun County and had lived here all of his life. He was a retired farmer, educator and coach of high school athletics in the AAU organization. Rudolph received his BS degree from the University of Florida majoring in Agriculture Education. He was widely known for his athleticism and his love with anything associated with the University of Florida. Rudolph was preceded in death by his parents, Jay W. Rackley and Floy Branton Rackley. He was a member of the Altha United Methodist Church in Altha.
Wife of 64 years, Myrl Rackley of Altha, FL
Two sons, Rudy Rackley of Altha, FL
Jay Hoyt Rackley of Altha, FL
Three daughters, Harriett Eldridge and her husband Larry of Altha, FL
Hilda Edenfield and her husband, Greg of Altha, FL.
Gilda Stewart and her husband, Joe of Woodland, AL
Thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm (CST) from the Altha United Methodist Church in Altha, FL with Reverend John King officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 4:00 pm (CST) until 6:00 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.
The Blountstown Public Library hosted Stephen Ayers (STAY), local author, with his new book of poetry that he created and published entitled A ROOM WITH NO WALLS. He greeted library patrons and autographed books with personal special wishes.
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