Downtown Blountstown will be in full bloom this Saturday, April 30th during the North Florida Wildflower Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held on North Pear Street, between Depot Park and Highway 20.
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The Blountstown Tractor Supply Company store held its grand opening on Saturday. After the ribbon cutting, shoppers were given goodie bags, then hit the aisles for special deals. Drawings for store gift cards, pet feed, clothing, power tools and a riding mower were held throughout the day.
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Apr. 18: Mary Frances Adkinson, withholding support; Michael Lamar Jones, VOP
Apr. 20: Brad Andrew Dover, VOP; Stephanie Marie Kitchen, out of county warrant
Apr. 22: Karen Regina Brye, failure to appear
Apr. 23: Jeffery Tyler Jenkins, battery, resisting officer without violence
Apr. 24: Keith Alexander Paul, DWLSR habitual [Full Story »]
Mr. Carol LaDon (Don) Melton, 72, of Altha, FL, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Blountstown.
Don was born on October 30, 1942, in Altha to Eldridge and Lucille (Ayers) Melton. He was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. Don was a retired farmer with over 50 years in farming. He was of the Baptist faith.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Lucille (Ayers) Melton.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Melton, of Altha; one daughter, Teresa Wood, and husband, Larry, of Telogia, FL; one brother, Kirby Melton, of Altha; one grandson, Phillip Melvin, and his wife, April, of Altha; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Kara Melvin, of Altha.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 26, at 11:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Sister Martha Hyles and Bobby O’Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in Chipola Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 26, from 10:00 am until service time at 11:00 am (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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Jackie Louise Weathers, 66, of Fountain passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 in Panama City.
Born in San Francisco, California, July 25, 1949, Jackie was born to the late Rufus Franklin and Mamie E. (Bailey) Weathers.
She was a cheerleader for Altha High School where she graduated in the Class of 1967, earned an Associate of Arts degree from Chipola Jr. College, and attended the University of Florida for a short time. Jackie worked 20 years in banking as a loan officer. She also was a real estate broker and property manager. Jackie began her own bookkeeping business 18 years ago. She was a member of American Business Women’s Association where she was voted Woman of the Year.
In addition to her parents, Rufus Franklin and Mamie E. Weathers, Jackie was preceded in death her niece, Jacquline Marshall.
Survivors include her daughter, Jaclyn Loretta Weathers, of Hendersonville, Tennessee; a grandson, Josiah Kanzler; three sisters, Alice Faye Marshall (Jim) of Clarksville, Janice Moore (Roy Lee) of Blountstown, and Jo Hancock (Keith) of Montgomery; nieces and nephews, Dale Marshall, Mary Sue McClellan, Barbara Ann Bodiford, Brooke Wascher, and Tarra Wurst.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 25, at Magnolia Baptist Church near Altha.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com. [Full Story »]