Mr. Johnny Charles Whitehead, 81, of Altha, Florida, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 4, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Whitehead was born in Jackson County, Florida, and had lived and worked in Altha all of his life. He served our country proudly during the Korean Conflict as an enlisted man with the United States Army. Mr. Whitehead was self-employed as a repairman. He was a member of the Altha Church of God in Altha, Florida, and was a member of the Gideon Society.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lucille Varnum Whitehead, and one sister, Gladys Dennis.
He will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Alene Ray Whitehead, of Altha; two daughters, Debra Guyler and her husband, Steve, of Dunnellon, FL, and Charlene Yon and her husband, Anthony, of Altha; one sister, Mildred Edenfield of Altha; one aunt, Nettie John Deese, of Marianna; seven grandchildren, Sara and Vinny Milotta, Jennifer Goodson, Ashton and Richard Chancey, Brianna Yon, and Jay Yon; two great-grandchildren, Dominic Milotta and Cambreigh Chancey; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, at 10:00 (CDT) at the Altha Church of God in Altha with the Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Friday, July 6, at Altha Church of God from 6:00 until 8:00 pm (CDT).
All arrangements are under the direction of Mr. Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Mrs. Carolyn Nell Roberts Newsome, 55, of Sneads, Florida, passed away Sunday, July, 1, 2012, at her home in Sneads, Florida.
Carolyn was a graduate of appliance repair school at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida, and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Jimmy Nell Pullam, of Blountstown; stepfather, Mr. Johnny O. Pullam, of Blountstown; two daughters, Jessica Newsome of Panama City, Florida, and Kayla Newsome Tyus and husband, Ryan, of Grand Ridge, Florida; a brother, J.W. Roberts, and his wife, Wanda, of Blountstown; a sister, Debra Wright, of Grand Ridge; and a grandson, J.R. Tyus, of Grand Ridge.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. (CST) Thursday, July 5, at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Reverend Tim Faircloth officiating.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Mrs. Jeanette Nichols Johnson, affectionately known as JJ, passed away at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida Saturday, June 30, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Chrystelle Nichols of Clarksville, Florida; a brother, Henry James Nichols and his wife, Linda of Clarksville; and a son-in-law, Joe Van Lierop of Blountstown, Florida.
Jeanette is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Howard Johnson, Sr.; one daughter, Debbie Van Lierop; and one son, Howard Johnson, Jr., all of Blountstown; three grandchildren, Johann Van Lierop and his wife, Jennifer, of Jacksonville, Florida; Johanna Plummer and her husband, Jon, of Blountstown; and Lauren Pasqualone and her husband, Josh, of Tallahassee, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Ellisa and Jace Van Lierop, Gus Plummer, and Penelope Pasqualone; one brother, Ellis Nichols and his wife, Betty, of Clarksville; one sister, Joyce Mauldin and her husband, C. W., of Panama City; one sister-in-law, Hazel Owens, of Clarksville; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.
She earned her B. S. Degree at Florida State University and her Master’s Degree at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. She was an educator in Calhoun County for thirty-seven and a half years and retired as Coordinator of Special Programs December 31, 1988.
She was a former member of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville and has been an active member of First Baptist Church of Blountstown for more than forty-five years and has taught Sunday school and served in other capacities for many years.
She was a former member of the Woman’s Club and of Delta Kappa Gama. She has been serving on the W. T. Neal Civic Center Board of Directors for a number of years and was serving at the time of her death.
The family will receive friends at Adams Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, July 2.
Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church in Blountstown at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, with the Reverend Tom Stallworth officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Head Church Cemetery in Clarksville.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 850-674-5449. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.