John Milton Stokes, 54, of Gulfport, MS, and a former resident of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Gulfport.
John was born on July 15, 1959, in Marianna, FL, and had lived in Gulfport for the past 32 years, coming from Blountstown. He was an electrician by trade and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blountstown.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Stokes.
Survivors include his father, Buzz Stokes, of Gulfport, MS; a son, Cameron Stokes, of Vancleave, MS; a daughter, Bridget Stokes, of Vancleave, MS; a brother, Kevin Stokes, and his wife, Katrina. of Gulfport, MS; sisters, Sandra McNew and her husband, George, of Gulfport, MS, and Jenny Hill and her husband, Jimmy, of Altha, FL; five grandchildren, Sean Lee, Loren Lee, Rylee Stokes, Jamie Stokes, and Micah White.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, at 10:00 am (CDT) from the graveside at Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard, FL. with Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends Friday, May 30, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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The Calhoun County Commission will be meeting at St. Paul's AME Church on River Street, Tuesday, June 3, at 6 p.m. As previously reported, commissioners voted to rotate meetings around the county each quarter to make it more convenient for residents to attend. The following is the agenda for the meeting:
CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGENDA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
JUNE 3, 2014
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
2. PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
3. APPROVAL OF THE MAY 20, 2014 MINUTES (REGULAR ), AND VOUCHERS FOR WARRANTS:
4. BIDS – SHIP
5. LIZZIE FANT- WEATHERIZATION PROJECT ON CLEMONS RD.
6. BOBBY SULLIVAN – ISSUES WITH ROAD MAINTENANCE ON TWIN PONDS RD.
7. JOHN DAVIS – CLOSING OF JOHN JONES ROAD.
8. CLIFFORD JACKSON- COOPERS PARK
9. OUIDA O’BRYAN – ROAD MAINTENANCE CONCERNS AND NOISE FROM MILITARY MANEUVERS.
10. DEPARTMENT HEADS – MONTHLY UPDATES
A. TIM JENKS- MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT
B. DAN CLEMONS- WEATHERIZATION MANAGER
C. JUDY LUDLOW- COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR
D. RITA MAUPIN- LIBRARY DIRECTOR
E. DOWLING PARRISH, BUILDING OFFICIAL/SHIP PROGRAM
• SHIP CERTIFICATION/2014-2015 FUNDING
F. RONNIE STONE- 911 COORDINATOR
G. ELTON MCDANIEL- ROAD DEPARTMENT
11. DONALD STANLEY, COUNTY ENGINEER
12. ANGIE SMITH, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
13. JOE WOOD, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
14. CLERK TIME
• DJJ LEASE UPDATE
15. ATTORNEY TIME –
Blountstown American Legion Post 272 and Apalachicola Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12010 hosted the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, outside the Calhoun County Courthouse.
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May 21: Stacy Marie Sims, violation of conditional release; James Phillip Mayo, failure to appear; Joshua Jobe Cowling, violation of conditional release
May 22: Larry Thomas Sullivan, DWLSR, resisting; Elton John Pitts, criminal registration; Sandra Denise Kelsoe, criminal registration; Rebecca Lynn Holland, criminal registration
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Are you a concerned parent, educator, business leader or informed community member? If so, please join the Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse in Our Community set for Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. ET at the First Baptist Church in Bristol. The church is located at 10677 NW Michaux Road.
-Admission is free
-Refreshments will be served
-Hear from key agencies & ask them questions
-Participate in Roundtable discussion
This event is presented by the Liberty County Community Coalition & Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, Inc. (CARE). For more information, call Roger Phillips at First Baptist Church of Bristol, ph. 643-5400.
Mamie L. Sumner, affectionately known as Aunt Mamie by a large, loving family, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Blountstown.
Mamie was born May 6, 1934, in Laurel, Mississippi, to the late George and Pearl (Courtney) Hodge. She lived most of her life in Blountstown and was a member of Christian Home Church. She was retired from Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, William Franklin McDonald; her grandson, Robert “Robby” McDonald; eight brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include her son, Robert McDonald and his wife, Lawana, of Blountstown; her grandson, Joseph McDonald; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 29, in Adams Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 30, in Christian Home Church with Reverend Jim Holmes officiating. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences at adamsfh.com.
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