June 7: Michael Keith Burns, VOP
June 8: John Delano Knowles, sex offender violation/failure to notify law enforcement of change of residence within 48 hours
June 9: Rocky Charles Clemons, out of county warrant; Robert A. Kimbrel, larceny/theft, making false report, DUI, DWLSR; Chelsea Anne Walker, failure to appear; Gerald Williams, withholding support
June 10: Jennifer Michelle Allen, VOP; Mary I. Hicks, VOP
June 12: Rickey Ridel Battles II, trespassing, aggravated battery of pregnant victim, property damage/criminal mischief; Henry Fain, dealing in stolen property; Douglas Ray Lunsford, VOP; Ronnie Taylor, obstructing justice/intimidation, battery
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Mr. Gerald Wayne Skipper, Sr., 72, of Grand Ridge, FL, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Kinard, FL.
Gerald was born on December 22, 1942, in Bay County, FL, and had lived in Grand Ridge since 1987, coming from Forest, MS. He worked with International Paper Co. for over 30 years as an auditor. Gerald received his Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from Florida State University. Gerald was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Mack Skipper and Pearl “Warren” Skipper; brother, Charles Skipper; and half-brother, Ray Warren.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Skipper, of Grand Ridge; one son, Gerald (Gerry) Skipper, Jr., and his wife, Kelly, of Blountstown; two daughters, Andrea Hunter and her husband, Clay, of Marianna, and Sandi Kimbrel and her husband, Jonathan, of Blountstown; three brothers, Johnny Skipper and his wife, Wanda, of Kinard, Tommy Skipper and his wife, Linda, of Wewahitchka, and Reggie Skipper and his wife, Michelle, of Kinard; two sisters, Evelyn Rushing and her husband, Lucious, of Kinard, and Joyce Greene, also of Kinard; eight grandchildren, Cole and Kyle Skipper, Austin, Braden and Coben Hunter, Emma, Nathan and Zeb Kimbrel.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 19, at 11:00 am (CDT) at Rivertown Community Church with Pastor Claude McGill officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 18, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Cecil Paul Baggett, 72, of Altha, Florida, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Altha, June 27, 1942, Cecil was the son of Arthur Baggett and Mary (Phillips) Baggett Carpenter. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam Conflict and worked for several years as a well driller on oil rigs.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Huckaby, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Melinda George and her husband, K.C., of Bascom, Florida; three grandchildren, Rachel Huckaby, Natalie Baggett and Dustin Smitherman; a brother, James Harvey Baggett, of Altha; nephew, Jimmy “Red” Baggett; and close friends, Sonny and Albert.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, in the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online atadamsfh.com.
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A correctional officer from Bristol, who also serves as a part-time deputy for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, then arrested.
Corry B. Fletcher, 43, along with Correctional Officer William J. Ray, 40, of Carrabelle, have been accused of physically assaulting an inmate at Franklin Correctional Institution without justification and causing the inmate bodily injury. The incident reportedly occurred last summer. Fletcher was additionally charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly misleading FBI and FDLE agents through false statements.
Fletcher was transferred to Calhoun Correctional Institution in September where he served as a captain. He was terminated this week by the Florida Department of Corrections and suspended by the LCSO.
Check out the full story in this week’s print edition of The County Record.