Three generations of the Barker family in Calhoun County have been producing pure, natural honey for decades. Brothers Bryan and James Barker are now passing on this skill to the little ones in the family.
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Feb. 25: Ruben Huapilla, operating motor vehicle without valid license
Feb. 28: James Rodney Young, VOP
Feb. 29: John Charles LaFollette, larceny/theft; Crystal Diana Reed, VOP; Charles David Rodd, DUI; Steven Williams, withholding support [Full Story »]
Charlie “Buzz” Milton Stokes, Jr., 87, passed away February 25, 2016.
Buzz was born in Bunkie, LA, to Charlie and Ada Hebert Stokes. A very dedicated man, he worked for Reichhold Chemical from the time he was 18 years old, until just last year. He loved fishing, hunting, and listening to gospel music. Buzz was a Baptist Deacon, a member of Michael Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport, and a Mason in Dixie Lodge # 179 in Blountstown, FL.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie Quirk Stokes; his parents, Charlie M. Stokes, Sr., and Ada Hebert Stokes; his son, John Milton Stokes; and his brother, Courtland Stokes, Sr.
He is survived by his children, Sandra Stokes (George) McNew of Gulfport, Jenny Stokes (Jimmy) Hill of Altha, FL, and Kevin (Katrina) Stokes of Gulfport; siblings, Julius Stokes, Lee (Vicky) Stokes, Derald (Marsha) Stokes, Verna (Russell) Turrentine, Mary Glenneth (Estil) Whitehead, and Helen Squyres; grandchildren, Melissa McNew (Chester) Garrison, Charlie McNew, Kyle (Robyn) Hill, Kristin (Erik) Hill, Bridget (Mitchell) White, Cameron Stokes, Luke, Bonnie Rose, and Elijah Stokes; and his great grandchildren, Kase, Kade, Jenna, Micah, Sean, Loren, Rylee, and Jaime.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27, at Michael Memorial Baptist Church, Gulfport, from 10-11am. Funeral services will follow in the sanctuary at 11 am.
Visitation will also be held on Monday, February 29, at Peavy Funeral Home, Blountstown, FL, from 10-11am. Graveside services will follow at Cypress Creek Cemetery at 11:30 am.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder has announced that two graduates of the Calhoun County School District were recognized by Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart, during the State Board of Education meeting on February 18.
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Last week, the Altha Wildcats Varsity Baseball team hosted RF Monroe home, and traveled to Blountstown and Holmes County.
On Tuesday the 16th, the Wildcats claimed a victory against RF Monroe. At the plate Jaylon Hall, Seth Alday & Sawyer O'Bryan all 2-4, O'Bryan had 2 RBI's and Alday had 1, both scored 2 runs and Johnny Aaron went 1-3 adding 2 runs scored. On the mound Dylan Smith went 6 innings with 7 k's, giving up only 4 hits and 3 runs.
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Feb. 17: Shasta Naomi Whittington, child neglect
Feb. 18: Joshua Adams, out of county warrant; Keino Chavez Jackson, burglary of unoccupied dwelling
Feb. 21: Janita D. Monlyn, battery; Napoleon Byrd, DUI
Feb. 22: Darryl Lamont Patterson, poss. of marijuana with intent to sell, DWLSR [Full Story »]
Gregory Lamar (Greg) Jones, 61, of Clarksville, FL, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016, in Blountstown.
Greg was born on June 1, 1954, in Marianna, FL, to Lamar and Estelle (Smith) Jones and had lived in Clarksville all of his life. From 1976 until 1994, Greg was Ag Teacher at Altha High School; he was also a FFA sponsor. From 1994 until 1997, Greg served as Assistant Principal at Altha High School and from 1997 until his retirement in 2008, Greg served as Assistant School Superintendent. Greg was a proud member of Iamonia Lake Hunting and Fishing Club
He was preceded in death by his father, Lamar Jones, and a grandson, Christopher Bontrager.
Greg was a member of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Jones, of Clarksville; mother, Estelle Jones, of Clarksville; two daughters, Valerie Rash and husband, Kyle, of Havana, FL, and Jana Bontrager and husband, Scott, of Kingsport, TN; sister, Vivian Holley, and husband, D.J., of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Jolene Alday, Sara Bontrager, Benjamin Bontrager, Mary Bontrager, and Landon Rash; niece, Julie Griffin, and husband, Max, of Clarksville; and nephew, Brian Kenyon, of Tallahassee.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 24, at 4:00 PM (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Ralph Yoder and Bill Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Poplar Head Cemetery in Clarksville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 24, at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel from 3:00 PM until service time at 4:00 PM (CST). The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Shriners Children Hospital c/o Shaddai Shrine Temple, 1101 West 19th Street, Panama City, FL 32405.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy of Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266). [Full Story »]