May 9: Theodore Roosevelt Black, Jr., DWLSR, resisting offficer/obstruction by disguised person, poss. cocaine; Robert Lee Browning, sale of meth, possession of meth, possession of narcotic equipment; Travis Reid Hays, violation of conditional release
May 10: Sandra Leenette Davis, out of county warrant; Dionne Smith, withholding support; Gregory Gene Sweet, disorderly intoxication, resisting officer without violence
May 11: Delia Shay Coxwell, larceny/theft; Amanda Konkare, burglary of unoccupied dwelling, obstructing justice
May 13: Shirley Reddrick, DWLSR
May 14: Brandon Lee Stewart, battery
May 15: Pamela Blokland, DUI
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Calhoun County teachers have voted 61-55 to form a teachers' union. Russell Baggett, teacher at Altha Public School and one of the lead organizers in the Organize Calhoun! campaign, explained, “Today is a new day for Calhoun County teachers. I am excited to know that teachers will be playing an active role – together – in decisions affecting teachers and students alike.”
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Mrs. Dorothy Helen Thomas Sims, 81, of Marianna, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Marianna on April 5, 1935. She was devoted to her husband, Rudolph Sims, and his ministry as a pastor in the Church of God for over 40 years, and she was also a loving homemaker for him and their four children for 62 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Rudolph Sims; her parents, Herbert and Irene Thomas; brothers, Glen and Jennings Thomas; sister, Alice Capps; and son-in-law, Russell Vickery, Jr.
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Billy Sims and wife, Rusha, of Phenix City, AL, and Dale Sims and wife, Jeanne, of Duluth, GA; two daughters, Faye Vickery of Blountstown, and Patsy Sapp and husband, Tim, of Marianna; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mamie Haywood of Phenix City, AL, and Shirley Bryant of Fort Myers, FL.
Family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:30 PM at Evangel Worship Center on Tuesday, May 17. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 PM with Rev. LaVon Pettis officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.
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Raymond R. Wilkes, Jr., 83, passed away on April 27, 2016, of old age and heart failure.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, three children, and four grandchildren.
Born December 2, 1933, Ray was raised in Blountstown, FL, where he lived for 18 years, until his parents passed away very young and he joined the army. He was ordered and trusted to guard the Nukes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and during this time he met his wife of 60 years. Ray moved to Orange County, CA, with his new wife in 1955. With only change in his pocket he started a new life and built his career as an architect. He designed many buildings around Southern California that still stand today. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects Orange County.
Raymond will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:15 PM on Thursday, May 19th.
All flowers and cards can be sent to:
South Coast Family Funeral Services
C/O Raymond Wilkes
575 Anton Blvd #300, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone 714-882-9022 [Full Story »]
Barbara Ann Sims Tillman, 71, of Blountstown, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Marianna.
Barbara was born in Blountstown May 28, 1944, to Jamie Gary and Lillie Belle (Hallstead) McCardle. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sink Creek Church of God. Barbara was past owner of Mom & Pops in Blountstown, loved entertaining friends, enjoyed gardening and flowers, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Dustin Sims and his wife, Jessica, of Dothan, and Cody Sims and his wife, Janine, of Marianna; three daughters, Darlene See and her husband, Bob, of Marianna, Lisa Folks and her husband, Donnie, of Port Richie, Florida, and Lana Morris and her husband, Greg, of Marianna; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, all of Altha, Earnest McCardle, Carl McCardle, and James McCardle; and a sister, Vivian Bailey, of Blountstown.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, at Adams Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, in the Chapel of the funeral home with Reverend Ezra Caynor officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Memorial Garden in Marianna.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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Representatives from Rethink Florida Energy were at the Blountstown Public Library Thursday night to host a workshop on the impact Hydraulic and Acidic Fracturing could have on Calhoun County.
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