Gary Cannon passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Panama City, Florida at the age of 74.
He was a resident of Clarksville, Florida, and had lived in Calhoun County for the past eight years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Elmira College in Physics and was retired from IBM where he worked as an engineer for twenty-two years. He was also retired from the U. S. Army where he served in the Korean conflict and was a member of the American Legion in Lynn Haven, Florida. Gary was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church where he was an avid volunteer. He also enjoyed volunteering at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Florence (Zellers) Cannon, and a sister, Dorla Wright.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Veronica (Carasea) Cannon, of Clarksville; a son, Mark Cannon, and his wife, Kum Hui, of Yorktown, Virginia; four daughters, Jordayne Douglas and her husband, Don, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Celene Tinder and her husband, Tim, of Lockport, New York, Desiree Dobbin and her husband, Jeff, of Ithaca, New York, and Hope Rivas and her husband, Julio, of LaBelle, Florida; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Larry Cannon, and his wife, Barbara, of Memphis, Tennessee; a sister, Sally Carl, and her husband, Roger, of Endwell, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass will follow at the church with Father Charles Collins officiating. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Binghamton, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center, P. O. Box 603, Blountstown, FL 32424.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 674-5449. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com.
A Calhoun County man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on a concrete job in Marianna.
Kenny Wayne Klotz, 45, of Blountstown, a local brick mason, was reportedly doing concrete work at a home near the intersection of Kelson Avenue and Jefferson Street. Sources say he and co-worker, Danny Ray Hough, were pouring a concrete slab, then smoothing it with a bull float, when the tool came in contact with an electric field. Klotz was thrown to the ground unconscious, but was talking before emergency medical workers arrived.
"It just so happened the lady in the house was a nurse," says Missy Hough, Danny Ray's wife, adding the woman assisted until an ambulance was on the scene.
Klotz was taken to Jackson Hospital, then transferred to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia. He is reportedly being treated for burns to his feet, hands, shoulder and shin.
The County Record will post details on how local residents can assist Klotz and his family during this time.
July 11: Andre Fountain, VOP; Sarah Bridges, domestic battery; Anderson Bridges, domestic battery
July 12: Lyndon West, petit theft; Michael Prince, VOP
July 13: Patrick Lee, state VOP; Antwan Miller, failure to appear; John Finney, county VOP; Christopher Melton, state VOP; Lyndon West, state VOP
July 14: Ursula Werner, driving while license suspended or revoked; Bridgette Stewart, county VOP; Jay Allen Pitts, domestic battery
July 15: Arthur Hiram Prevatt, possession of prescription drug without prescription, driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge, no motor vehicle registration [Full Story »]
Local schools received their own report cards last week from the Florida Department of Education. Although high school scores are pending additional test results, elementary and middle school grades are available.
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Calhoun County schools have announced open house dates for the upcoming school year. They are as follows:
Blountstown High School - Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Blountstown Middle School - Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 to 11 a.m.
Blountstown Elementary School - Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Altha School - Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carr School - Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. [Full Story »]
Richard Eugene “Ricky” Hansford, 55, of Altha passed away Saturday, July 14, at his home.
Ricky was born in Marianna and had lived in Calhoun County most of his life. He was a line technician with Fairpoint Communications for 35 years and attended the Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Harold Hansford.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Karen Hansford, of Altha; two sons, Kevin Hansford and his wife, Elizabeth, and Brian Hansford and his wife, Krystal; a daughter, Kayla Dalton, and her husband, Eddie, of Altha; his mother, Louvenia “L.V.” (Chason) Hansford; a brother, Terry Hansford, all of Altha; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 19, from the Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church with Reverend Michael Morris and Reverend Dewayne Tolbert officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunny Hill Cemetery near Altha.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, July 18, at the Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Today (Monday, July 16) is the last day to register to vote in time for the primary election. Stop by the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections office in the basement of the courthouse today by 4 p.m. if you are not registered to vote.