Mrs. Carolyn Ayers Dykes, 88, died on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, Louisiana, from heart failure.
Born on July 29, 1926, at Cypress, Florida, she lived most of her life in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Survivors include siblings, Jessie Mae Ayers Price and Abbye Ayers Faurot, of Blountstown; four children, Sandra Roundy, James Dykes, Thomas Dykes, and Mike Dykes; 11 Grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jessie J. Dykes; parents, Jesse McKinley and Allie Mae Ayers; infant siblings, twin brother, Carrol, infant sisters, Barbara and Elizabeth, and brothers, James McKinnon Ayers, Herbert Spencer Ayers, William A. Ayers, sister, Catherine Ayers Smith; and great-grandchild, Christian Nelson.
A graveside service will be held at Magnolia Cemetery at 11:00 AM (CDT), Friday, June 26. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Ella Mae Grepke, 78, of Altha passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, in Marianna.
She was born in Weber City, Virginia, September 21, 1936, to the late Hopkins Cecil and Rosa Lee (Bloomer) Bell. Ella Mae was secretary/bookkeeper for Design Concepts in Sarasota before moving to Altha in 2005. She was a member of Altha First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Billy Hilton, of Blountstown; daughter, Debra Hilton, of Altha; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Cecil Bell, Jr., of Mt. Carmel, Tennessee; a sister, Ruby Haynes, of Churchill, Tennessee; her step-son, Mark Grepke, and step-daughter, Deborah Syndram, both of Illinois.
Funeral services will be held in Sarasota, Florida, at a later date.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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Five candidates have qualified for two seats on the Blountstown City Council.
Ward 1 incumbent, Ronnie Williams, Sr., has opposition from former Councilman Clifford Jackson, along with newcomer Bill Riley. Ward 2 incumbent Janie Boyd will face Richard Armstrong on the ballot. Election day is set for Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Over in Altha, there will be no election as Carol Anderson was the only candidate to step forward. She will automatically fill one of the vacant Council seats, leaving another one still open. The Altha Town Council will now decide on appointing someone to fill the second seat. More details as they become available.
A settlement has been reached between former Liberty County Jail nurse Jennifer Sanders Bailey and correctional officer Elizabeth R. Evans in a lawsuit they filed against Sheriff Nick Finch. [Full Story »]
The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun and Liberty Counties is hosting the annual Women’s Health Seminar Thursday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET at the Veteran’s Memorial Civic Center in Bristol
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